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 City, New York, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 11 May 1873  St Columba, Manhattan, 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 21 Apr 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, Hudson County, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (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, Hudson 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 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 
    Children 
     1. Margaret Meakem,   b. 25 Sep 1903, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Edward Meakem,   b. 7 Aug 1905, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Catharine Meakem,   b. 24 Jul 1907, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 22 Apr 1910  (Age 2 years)
     4. 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)
     5. Helen Catherine 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)
    +6. 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 15 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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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 of John Meakem and Ellen Gannon
    1903 Marriage of John Meakem and Ellen Gannon
    23 February 1903, St Cecilia, Kearny, Hudson, New Jersey

    Groom: John Meakem
    Age: 29
    Residence: Passaic Ave in Kearny
    Parents: Edward and Catharine Mecklin

    Bride: Ellen Elizabeth Gannon
    Age: 25
    Residence: Kearny, NJ
    Parents: Michael and Margt Walsh

    Witnesses: Michael Healey and Winifred Gannon

    FamilySearch.org, Parish registers, 1888-1944 [Kearny, New Jersey] (St Cecilia), film 1403465, img 124
    1903 Baptism of Margt Meakem
    1903 Baptism of Margt Meakem
    18 October 1903, St Cecilia, Kearny, Hudson, New Jersey

    Name: Margt Meakem
    Birth date: 25 Sep 1903
    Baptism date: 18 Oct 1903
    Parents: Jno F and Ellen Gannon
    Sponsors: Thos E and Eliz Gleason
    Residence: 60 John St

    FamilySearch.org, Parish registers, 1888-1944 (Catholic Church, St. Cecilia's, Kearny, New Jersey), film 1403465, img 59
    1905 Baptism of William Ford
    1905 Baptism of William Ford
    30 April 1905, St Cecilia, Kearny, Hudson, New Jersey

    Name: William Ford
    Birth date: 20 Apr 1905
    Baptism date: 30 Apr 1905
    Parents: William and Cath Gann
    Sponsors: Jno F Meakem and Eliz Campbell

    FamilySearch.org, Parish registers, 1888-1944 [Kearny, New Jersey] (St Cecilia), film 1403465, img 65
    1905 Baptism of Edward Meakem
    1905 Baptism of Edward Meakem
    27 August 1905, St Cecilia, Kearny, Hudson, New Jersey

    Name: Edward Meakem
    Birth date: 7 Aug 1905
    Baptism date: 27 Aug 1905
    Parents: John Meakem and Ellen Gannon
    Sponsors: Samuel Meakem and Mary Moran
    Residence: John St

    FamilySearch.org, Parish registers, 1888-1944 (Catholic Church, St. Cecilia's, Kearny, New Jersey), film 1403465, img 67
    1907 Baptism of Catharine Meakem
    1907 Baptism of Catharine Meakem
    14 August 1907, St Cecilia, Kearny, Hudson, New Jersey

    Name: Catharine Meakem
    Birth date: 24 Jul 1907
    Baptism date: 14 Aug 1907
    Parents: John and Ellen Gannon
    Sponsors: Thos Corovan[?] and Anna Burke
    Residence: Grant Ave

    FamilySearch.org, Parish registers, 1888-1944 (Catholic Church, St. Cecilia's, Kearny, New Jersey), film 1403465, img 75
    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

    John and Ellen had 4 total children with 3 still living. The deceased child is Catherine, who was born in 1907.
    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
    Address: 6 Devon Terrace, Kearny, Hudson, NJ
    Age: 45
    Birth Date: 3 May 1873
    Occupation: Laborer
    Employer's Name: Scofield Oil Co
    Nearest Relative: Catherine Meakem (mother)
    Address: 47 Passaic Ave, Kearny, Hudson, NJ

    Note: John's wife, Ellen, died in 1916, which is why she is not the nearest relative listed. John registered for the draft the same day as his brother, William.

    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.
    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.

    Newspapers.com
    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