Pvt. Matthew J Geoghegan
Matthew J Geoghegan was born about 1921 in Bronx, New York to James Patrick Geoghegan and Catherine Agnes McCabe.
Pronunciation: (GAY-guhn) similar sound like Reagan. It is of Irish origin.
1925 NY State Census:
Matthew was 5 years old born in New York living with his parents James and Catherine in New York. His father was 30 years old working for NY electric. His mother was 28 years old and a housewife.
Matthew was 10 years old born in New York living with his parents James and Kathrine and brother James in Bronx, New York. His father was 34 years old born in New York renting for $43 and working as a foreman in an electric company. Both his parents were listed as being born in Irish Free State. His mother Kathrine was 32 years old born in New York. Both her parents were listed as being born in Irish Free State. James was 22 and Kathrine was 20 when they were first married. James was 3 years old born in New york.
Matthew was 19 years old born in New York living with his parents James and Cathryn and his sibling James in Bronx, New York. His occupation is listed as a clerk in a department store and he works 48 hours a week, and in 1939 he worked 52 weeks. He completed one year of High school. His income is $1800. His father James was 45 years old born in New York and working as a foreman in utilities. He worked 52 weeks in 1939 making $3000. His mother Cathyrn was 43 years old born in New York. His brother James was 12 years old born in New York.
Name: Matthew J Geoghegan
Name (Original): GEOGHEGAN MATTHEW J
Event Type: Military Service
Event Date: 24 Aug 1942
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Event Place: Ft Jay, Governors Island, New York, United States
Citizenship Status: citizen
Birth Year: 1920
Birthplace: NEW YORK
Education Level: 2 years of high schoolCivilian
Occupation: Semiskilled chainmen, rodmen, and axmen, surveying
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Military Rank: Private
Army Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Army Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source Reference: Civil Life
Serial Number: 32436140
Affiliate ARC Identifier: 1263923
Box Film Number: 05132.177Affiliate Publication Title: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946
Branch of Service: U.S. Army
Hometown: Bronx County, NY