John Joseph Meakem, Sr

John Joseph Meakem, Sr

Male 1909 - 2000  (90 years)

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  • Name John Joseph Meakem 
    Suffix Sr 
    Born 10 Aug 1909  Newark, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Feb 2000  Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4  Meakem
    Last Modified 4 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. Abt 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 ~ 41 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 Helen Catherine Grandjean,   b. 12 Jul 1910, Newark, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 2009, Delaware, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years) 
    Married Abt 1935 
    Children 
     1. John Joseph Meakem, Jr,   b. 27 May 1936, Newark, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 2013, Greenwich, Connecticut, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Evelyn Jean Meakem,   b. 9 Aug 1941, Essex County, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 2016, Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     3. Living
    Last Modified 4 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Feb 2000 - Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States Link to Google Earth
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    Documents
    1910 US Census for John Meaken Household
    1910 US Census for John Meaken Household
    East Newark, Hudson, New Jersey

    228 Grant Avenue
    John Meaken, Head, 37, M1, married 8 years, born in New York, parents born in New York, Teamster
    Ellen, Wife, 35, M1, 4 children with 3 still living, born in England, parents born in Ireland
    Margaret, Daughter, 6, born in New Jersey
    Edward, Son, 4, born in New Jersey
    John, Son, 8/12, born in New Jersey
    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 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 World War II Draft Registration for John Joseph Meakem
    1940 World War II Draft Registration for John Joseph Meakem
    16 October 1940, Bloomfield, New Jersey

    Name: John Joseph Meakem
    Age: 31
    Date of birth: 10 August 1909
    Place of birth: East Newark, New Jersey
    Person who will always know address: Helen Catherine Meakem (wife)
    Employer: Du Pont Co.

    Ancestry.com, U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947
    1941 Birth Announcement of Evelyn Jean Meakem
    1941 Birth Announcement of Evelyn Jean Meakem
    25 August 1941, The Herald-News (Passaic, New Jersey)

    A daughter, Evelyn Jean, was born on August 9 to Mr. and Mrs. John Meakem of Demarest Avenue at the Orange Memorial Hospital.

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    1958 Military Training Article for Cadet John J Meakem
    1958 Military Training Article for Cadet John J Meakem
    12 July 1958, The Herald News (Passaic, New Jersey)

    Six cadets from this area are attending a six-week summer camp at Fort Bragg, N.C., under the Reserve Officer Training Corps program.

    Cadet John J. Meakem, 22, is at Cornell University. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Meakem of Bloomfield.

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    1960 Engagement Notice for Diane Eleanor Baillet and John J Meakem Jr
    1960 Engagement Notice for Diane Eleanor Baillet and John J Meakem Jr
    16 November 1960, The News Journal (Wilmington, Delaware)

    Mr. and Mrs. Theodore R. Baillet of New Hyde Park and Cambridge, N.Y. have announced the engagement of their daughter, Diane Eleanor Baillet, to John J. Meakem, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Meakem.

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    1961 Wedding Announcement for Diane Eleanor Baillett and John J Meakem Jr
    1961 Wedding Announcement for Diane Eleanor Baillett and John J Meakem Jr
    17 July 1961, The News Journal (Wilmington, Delaware)

    Miss Diane Eleanor Baillett of New Hyde Park and Cambridge, N.Y., was married to John J. Meakem, Jr., of Blue Rock Manor in Notre Dame Church, New Hyde Park.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore R. Baillett. Mr. Meakem is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Meakem.

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    2000 Obituary of John J Meakem Sr
    2000 Obituary of John J Meakem Sr
    14 February 2000, The News Journal (Wilmington, Delaware)

    Age 90, died on Friday, February 11, 2000 at St. Francis Hospital. He is survived by his loving wife, Helen of 65 years.

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    2009 Obituary of Helen C Meakem
    2009 Obituary of Helen C Meakem
    5 April 2009, The News Journal (Wilmington, Delaware)

    Helen C Meakem, age 97, passed away on April 2, 2009. She lived in Delaware since 1958 and was married for 67 years to her husband John who pre-deceased her in 2000.

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    Headstones
    Headstone of John J Meakem
    Headstone of John J Meakem
    All Saints Cemetery, Wilmington, Delaware

    Born: Aug 10 1909
    Died: Feb 11 2000

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