Stock Photo: Senator-elect Robert Kennedy and wife Ethel with seven of their eight children. They were at the Bronx Zoo in New York City. Front, L-R: Mary, 85, the Senator-elect, Kerry, 5, and Michael, 6. Behind are L-R: Joseph,12, Kathleen, 13, David, 9, Ethel, Robert, Jr. 11. Ethel is expecting their ninth child. Nov. 6, 1964.