Thomas James Meakem

Male 1914 - 1998  (83 years)


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  • Name Thomas James Meakem 
    Born 13 Dec 1914  Kearny, Hudson, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 May 1998 
    Person ID I34  Meakem
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2020 

    Father John Edward Meakem,   b. 3 May 1873, 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 Gannon,   b. Mar 1875, 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 ~ 40 years) 
    Married 1903  Garwood, Union, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Esther,   b. Abt 1914, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Meakem,   b. Abt 1935, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F32  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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 Meakem Children in Kane Household
    1920 US Census for Meakem Children in Kane Household
    Kearny, Hudson, New Jersey

    Passaic Avenue
    John P Kane, Head, 48, M, born in PA, parents born in Ireland, Pressman
    Katherine, Wife, 50, M, born in Ireland, parents born in Ireland
    Mary, Daughter, 21, S, born in PA
    Emma, Daughter, 19, S, born in NJ
    John Jr, Son, 16, S, born in NJ
    Francis, Daughter, 16, S, born in NJ
    Philip, Son, 13, S, born in NJ
    John Meakem, Lodger, 10, S, born in NJ, father born in NJ, mother in Ireland
    Thomas Meakem, Lodger, 5, S, born in NJ, father born in NJ, mother born in Ireland

    John and Thomas Meakem are living with the Kane family after their mother died and father left.
    1930 US Census for John and Thomas McMeckan in Kane Household
    1930 US Census for John and Thomas McMeckan in Kane Household
    Kearny, Hudson, New Jersey

    326 Highland Avenue
    Catherine Kane, Head, 62, Wd, born in Ireland, parents born in Ireland
    John T, Son, 26, S, born in NJ, Bookkeeper
    Philip A, Son, 24, born in NJ, Operator
    John Kane, Son, 21, S, born in NJ, parents born in Ireland, Bookkeeper - Dupont
    Thomas McMeckan, Boarder, 15, S, born in NJ, parents born in NJ, Messenger - Western Union

    Although John is recorded as John Kane, his name, age, and occupation match John Meakem. The Kane family did not have a son named John. Thomas McMeckan is Thomas Meakem, the brother of John. The brothers were living with the Kane family in the 1920 census also.
    1940 US Census for Thomas Meakem in Litchford Household
    1940 US Census for Thomas Meakem in Litchford Household
    Kearny, Hudson, New Jersey

    215 Ivy Street
    James Litchford, Head, 41, M, born in NJ, Bus Driver
    Mary, Wife, 40, M, born in PA, Housekeeper
    James, Son, 12, S, born in NJ
    Joseph Dunn, Adopted Son, 17, S, born in NJ
    Thomas Meakem, Brother-in-law, 25, M, born in NJ, Laborer - Plastics
    Esther Meakem, Sister-in-law, 26, M, born in NJ, Inspector - Health Labortory
    Thomas, Nephew, 5, S, born in NJ

    Mary Litchford is the daughter of John and Catherine Kane, who raised Thomas Meakem after his mother died.
    1940 World War II Draft Registration for Thomas James Meakem
    1940 World War II Draft Registration for Thomas James Meakem
    16 October 1940, Hudson, New Jersey

    Name: Thomas James Meakem
    Age: 25
    Date of birth: 13 December 1912 [his birth year is actually 1914]
    Place of birth: Kearny, New Jersey
    Person who will always know address: Mrs. James Letchford (sister)
    Employer: DuPont Company

    Note: Mrs. James Letchford is Mary Kane, the daughter John and Catherine Kane who raised Thomas Meakem.

    Ancestry.com, U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947

    Headstones
    Headstone of Thomas J Meakem
    Headstone of Thomas J Meakem
    Garrett County Memorial Gardens, Maryland

    Thomas J Meakem
    Sgt US Marine Corps
    World War II
    Dec 13 1914 - May 9 1998

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