From 1890 to 1914 migrations swelled, attracting especially unskilled workers. David Patrick Kenneally left the family home in Ireland and arrived in Boston on the 10th July 1912 on the S.S. Laconia.
David headed for Chicago where he found work as a motorman on the street railroad. Working and living in Chicago he met Catherine Condon, an Irish girl and they married in April 1915. They raised 5 children. This arm of the Kenneally family continues to have strong roots in the city.