John Fitzgerald Kennedy, of Irish descent was born on May 29, 1917 in Brookline, Massachusetts. He was the second child of Joseph Patrick Kennedy and Rose Fitzgerald. John had 3 brothers and nine sisters. John obtained a nickname (Jack) from his family and friends. He looked at Jack as sort of a manly name, so he stuck with it. He lived just outside of Boston but as his family grew larger, his father's income increased, enabling the family
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commission's report (made public on September 24, 1964) Oswald was said to have fired the shots with the intention of killing John F. Kennedy.
In addition, the board declared that they found no evidence that either Ruby or Oswald were part of any scheme, domestic or foreign, to shoot President Kennedy.
However, in 1979, the House assassinations committee concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald "probably" was part of a conspiracy that also may have included members of organized crime.