Helen Catherine Meakem

Female 1912 - 1983  (71 years)


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  • Name Helen Catherine Meakem 
    Nickname Ellen 
    Born 5 May 1912  New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Nov 1983  Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I31  Meakem
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2020 

    Father John Edward Meakem,   b. 3 May 1873, New York City, New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1954, Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Ellen Elizabeth Gannon,   b. Mar 1873, Gorton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1916, Kearny, Hudson, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Married 23 Feb 1903  St Cecilia, Kearny, Hudson, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Matthew Richard Kiernan, Jr,   d. 1966 
    Married 8 Sep 1940  St Cecilia, Kearny, Hudson, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 15 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F31  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Documents
    1915 New Jersey Census for John Meckam Household
    1915 New Jersey Census for John Meckam Household
    Kearny, Hudson, New Jersey

    613 John Street
    John Meckam, born May 1874, age 41, born in New York, parents born in New York, Chauffuer
    Ellen, born Mar 1875, age 40, born in England, parents born in Ireland, in US for 30 years
    Margaret, born Sep 1903, age 11, born in New Jersey
    Edward, born Aug 1905, age 9, born in New Jersey
    John, born Aug 1909, age 5, born in New Jersey
    Ellen, born May 1912, age 3, born in New Jersey
    Thomas, born Dec 1914, age 6/12, born in New Jersey
    1920 US Census for Helen Meaken in Ford Household
    1920 US Census for Helen Meaken in Ford Household
    Kearny, Hudson, New Jersey

    208 Belgrove Drive
    Catherine Ford, Head, 53, Wd, born in England, parents born in Ireland
    Mary, daughter, 18, S, born in NJ, Balling - Thread Works
    James, son, 16, S, born in NJ, Passer - Shipyard
    Margaret, daughter, 13, born in NJ
    Joseph Burke, nephew, 24, S, born in NJ, labourer - Brick Layer
    Thomas Ganon, brother, 56, S, born in England, Fireman
    Helen Meaken, niece, 7, S, born in NJ, father born in NJ, mother born in England

    Helen's aunt, Catherine, is the sister of Ellen Gannon, Helen's mother.
    1930 US Census for Helen Meaken in Ford Household
    1930 US Census for Helen Meaken in Ford Household
    Kearny, Hudson, New Jersey

    257 Hickory Street
    Catherine Ford, Head, 63, Wd, born in England, parents born in Ireland
    Mary, Daughter, 28, S, born in NJ, Boxing - Cotton Mill
    James, Son, 26, S, born in NJ, Brick layer - Construction
    Margaret, Daughter, 23, S, born in NJ, Renewal Clerk
    Helen Meaken, Niece, 17, S, born in NJ, father born in NY, mother born in England, File Clerk - Electric
    Thomas Gannon, Brother, 61, S, born in England, Fireman

    Helen's aunt, Catherine, is the sister of Ellen Gannon, Helen's mother.
    1940 US Census for John J Meakem Household
    1940 US Census for John J Meakem Household
    Bloomfield, Essex, New Jersey

    109 Demerest Avenue
    John J Meakem, Head, age 30, Married, born in New Jersey, accountant
    Helen C Meakem, Wife, age 28, Married, born in New Jersey
    John E Meakem, Jr, Son, age 3, Single, born in New Jersey
    Mary Grandjean, Mother-in-law, age 58, Widowed, born in New Jersey
    Helen Meakem, Sister, age 27, Single, born in New Jersey
    1940 Wedding Announcement of Helen Catherine Meakem and Matthew Richard Kiernan Jr
    1940 Wedding Announcement of Helen Catherine Meakem and Matthew Richard Kiernan Jr
    8 September 1940, Newark Sunday Call (Newark, New Jersey)

    Helen Catherine Meakem, daughter of John Meakem Sr, will marry Matthew Richard Kiernan Jr today in St Cecilia's Church, Kearny. Mae Healey, Helen's cousin, will be maid of honor. John Meakem Jr, Helen's brother, will be an usher.

    MyHeritage.com, New Jersey Newspapers, 1859-1946
    1940 Wedding Announcement of Helen Catherine Meakem and Matthew Richard Kiernan
    1940 Wedding Announcement of Helen Catherine Meakem and Matthew Richard Kiernan
    9 September 1940, The Herald-News (Passaic, New Jersey)

    Miss Helen Meakem, daughter of John Meakem, and Matthew Richard Kiernan were married yesterday at St Cecilia's Church, Kearny. Helen's father, John Meakem, gave her away and her brother, John Meakem Jr, was an usher. Mae Healy was the bride's only attendant.

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