John Edward Meakem

Male 1873 - 1954  (80 years)


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  • Name John Edward Meakem 
    Nickname John Francis 
    Born 3 May 1873  New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Feb 1954  Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I8  Meakem
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2020 

    Father Edward Meakem,   b. 19 Feb 1846, Manhattan, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1926  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Catherine Makelin,   b. 7 Sep 1852, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1925, Essex County, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 7 Sep 1869  Manhattan, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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 
    Children 
     1. Margaret Meakem,   b. Sep 1903, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Edward Meakem,   b. Aug 1905, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. John Joseph Meakem, Sr,   b. 10 Aug 1909, Newark, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 2000, Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     4. Helen or Ellen Meakem,   b. 5 May 1912, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1983, Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +5. Thomas James Meakem,   b. 13 Dec 1914, Kearny, Hudson, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1998  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 May 1873 - New York, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Feb 1954 - Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    1880 US Census for Edward Meakem Household
    1880 US Census for Edward Meakem Household
    Newark, Essex, New Jersey

    377 Ogden Street
    Edward Meakem, 32, Stone Cutter, born in NY, parents born in Ireland
    Catharine, 28, Wife, Keeping House, born in NY, parents born in Ireland
    Edward, 9, Son, At School, born in NY
    John, 7, Son, At School, born in NY
    Tho, 5, Son, born in NY
    Katie, 1, Daughter, born in NY
    1885 New Jersey Census for Edward Mecken Household
    1885 New Jersey Census for Edward Mecken Household
    Newark, Essex, New Jersey

    In the household:
    Edward Mecken, Native Born, age 20-60
    Catharine, Native Born, age 20-60
    Edward J, Native Born, age 5-20
    John F, Native Born, age 5-20
    Thomas, Native Born, age 5-20
    Katy, Native Born, age 5-20
    Samuel, Native Born, age 5 and under
    Willie, Native Born, age 5 and under
    1894 City Directory for Edward Sr, Edward Jr, and John Meakem
    1894 City Directory for Edward Sr, Edward Jr, and John Meakem
    1894, Newark, New Jersey

    Meakem Edward Jr, stonecutter, h 10 Oriental
    Meakem Edward Sr, stonecutter, h 10 Oriental
    Meakem John, stonecutter, h 10 Oriental

    Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    1895 New Jersey Census for Edward Meaken Household
    1895 New Jersey Census for Edward Meaken Household
    Newark, Essex, New Jersey

    10 Oriental Street
    Edward Meaken, Native Born, age 20-60
    Catherine, Native Born, age 20-60
    Edward Jr, Native Born, age 20-60
    John, Native Born, age 20-60
    Thomas, Native Born, age 20-60
    Samuel, Native Born, age 5-20
    William, Native Born, age 5-20
    Emma, Native Born, age 5-20
    James, Native Born, age 5-20
    Martin, Native Born, age 5 and under
    1895 City Directory for Edward Sr, Edward Jr, John, Samuel, Thos Meakem
    1895 City Directory for Edward Sr, Edward Jr, John, Samuel, Thos Meakem
    1895, Newark, New Jersey

    Meakem Edward Jr, stonecutter, h 10 Oriental
    Meakem Edward Sr, stonecutter, h 10 Oriental
    Meakem John, stonecutter, h 10 Oriental
    Meakem Samuel, CTwks, h 10 Oriental
    Meakem Thos, lab, h 10 Oriental

    Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    1900 US Census for Edward Meakem Household
    1900 US Census for Edward Meakem Household
    Newark, Essex, New Jersey

    72 Ogden Street
    Edward Meakem, Head, born Feb 1848, age 52, M 30 years, born in NY, parents born in Ireland, stone cutter
    Catherine, Wife, born Sep 1852, age 47, 10 children with 7 still living, born in NY, parents born in Ireland
    John, son, born May 1873, age 27, born in NY, Driver
    Thomas, son, born Apr 1875, age 25, born in NY, Night watchman
    Samuel, son, born Jul 1881, age 18, born in NJ, Driver
    William, son, born Jan 1884, age 16, born in NJ, Laborer
    Emma, daughter, born Mar 1886, age 14, born in NJ
    James, son, born Jul 1888, age 11, born in NJ, at school
    1903 Marriage Index of John Meakem and Ellen Gannon
    1903 Marriage Index of John Meakem and Ellen Gannon
    1903, Garwood, Union, New Jersey

    Bride: Ellen Gannon
    Groom: John Meakem
    Date of marriage: 1903

    Note: the original marriage record is in the process of being obtained.

    Ancestry.com, New Jersey, Marriage Index, 1901-2016
    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
    1918 World War I Draft Registration Card for John Francis Meakem
    1918 World War I Draft Registration Card for John Francis Meakem
    12 September 1918, Kearny, Hudson, New Jersey

    Name: John Francis Meakem
    Permanent Home Address: 6 Devon Terrace Kearny, Hudson, NJ
    Age: 45
    Date of birth: 3 May 1873
    Nearest relative: Catherine Meakem (mother) of Kearny, Hudson, NJ
    Occupation: Laborer
    Employer's Name: Scofield Oil Co

    Note: John's wife, Ellen, died in 1916, which is why she is not the nearest relative listed.

    Ancestry.com, U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    1920 US Census for John Mekin Household
    1920 US Census for John Mekin Household
    Newark, Essex, New Jersey

    86 Ogden St
    John Mekin, Head, 43, Wd, born in NJ, parents born in NJ, Cooper - Oil Co
    Edward, Son, 16, S, born in NJ, parents born in NJ, Bench Hand - Thread Mill

    Although not fully proven, this is highly likely to be John Meakem and his son, Edward.
    1954 Death Notice of John Meakem
    1954 Death Notice of John Meakem
    27 February 1954, The Courier-News (Bridgewater, New Jersey)

    Deaths in Jersey
    Newark--John Meakem, 82, retired stone cutter.

    Newspapers.com