William James MCGOLDRICK, Sr.

Male 1894 - 1969  (75 years)


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  • Name William James MCGOLDRICK 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 15 May 1894  Milltown, Charlotte, New Brunswick, CANADA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Birth Record
    Birth Record
    William James McGoldrick
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 20 May 1894  Milltown, Charlotte, New Brunswick, CANADA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • William's baptismal sponsors were James Ryan and Mary Emma Ryan.
    Baptismal Record
    Baptismal Record
    William James McGoldrick
    DNA Match "McGoldrick DNA
    Misc 07 May 1917  Waltham, Middlesex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • In May of 1917 William completes and signs a Declaration of Intention to become a citizen of the United States. He declares he was born in Milltown, New Brunswick and currently is an auto repairman living in Waltham, Mass.. He renounces forever his allegiance to King George V and states he is not an anarchist or polygamist and intends to become a citizen of the United States.
      Note: The following month William completes a WWI draft registration and states he was born in Calais, ME.
    Declaration
    Declaration
    William James McGoldrick, Sr.
    Military Note 04 Jun 1917  Waltham, Middlesex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • On June 4, 1917, William completed a WWI Registration card, on it he states he lives at 27 Vernon Street in Waltham, Mass, he is 23 years of age, born May 15, 1894. He is natural born in Calais, Maine. He occupation is as an auto machinist for the Mac Gregor Garage in Waltham, Mass., is single and caucasian. The registrar reports he is of medium height and medium build with brown eyes and brown hair, he is not bald. There is a handwritten note above the signature of William that states, "I have passed Naval Reserve examination."
      Note: Two brothers of William register the following day, they give the same home address as William although they each say they are aliens (not citizens), born in Milltown, New Brunswick, Canada and therefore citizens of Great Britain. Family lore says that William was also born in Milltown but lied in order to join the service. Milltown and Calais, Maine are directly opposite each other on the US/Canada border. William did serve in the Army Air Force during World War I. Also, Williams eyes were blue, not brown.
    Draft Registration
    Draft Registration
    William James McGoldrick
    Cen-Head 14 Apr 1930  Detroit, Wayne, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • 1930 census at Detroit, Wayne, MI shows: William J. McGoldrick, age 36, age 26 at marriage, b. ME, parents born CANADA/ME, occupation Mechanical Engineer, Heating; Margaret, age 34, 24 at marriage, b. MI, parents born MI/MI; Margaret A., 8, b. MO, parents b. ME/MI; William J. Jr., 6, b. MO, parents b. ME/MI.
    1930 Census
    1930 Census
    William and Margaret (Maher) McGoldrick
    Cen-Head 02 Apr 1940  516 Minnehaha Parkway, Minneapolis, Hennepin, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • 1940 census at Minneapolis, Hennepin, MN shows William J. McGoldrick, 43, b. ME, 1935 residence, Plymouth, MA, chief engineer, heating supplies; Margaret, 40, b. MI; Margaret, 18, b. MO; William J., Jr., b. MO. Also enumerated is Alice L. Koch, 25, maid, b. NE.
    1940 Census
    1940 Census
    William and Margaret (Maher) McGoldrick
    Reference Number 12 
    Died 30 Aug 1969  Minneapolis, Hennepin, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Buried Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Memorial
    Memorial
    William J. McGoldrick
    Massachusetts
    Mach
    USNRF
    World War I
    May 15 1894
    August 30 1969
    Person ID I107  mm
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2018 

    Father James Henry MCGOLDRICK,   b. 16 Jan 1859, Milltown, Charlotte, New Brunswick, CANADA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Feb 1929, Belmont, Middlesex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Annie Letitia RYAN,   b. 06 Jan 1857, Baileyville, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1918, Waltham, Middlesex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 21 Sep 1886  Calais, Washington, ME Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F92  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Mary MAHER,   b. 11 Mar 1896, Saginaw, Saginaw, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1987, Minneapolis, Hennepin, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 24 Jan 1920  Detroit, Wayne, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10
    • Newspaper clippings, dated Jan 25, 1920, no publication listed.
      A pretty wedding occurred Saturday morning at 9 o'clock when Miss Margaret Maher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Gervus Maher, became the bride of William James McGoldrick, son of Mr. James McGoldrick, of Waltham, Mass. Mgr. Dempsey performed the ceremony, which was followed by a wedding breakfast at the Hotel Statler for the immediate families. The bride wore an attractive gown of blue tricotine embroidered in gold and Nile green, with a green hat and a corsage boquet of orchids and valley lilies. Mr. and Mrs. McGoldrick left for a western trip. The bride's grandmother, Mrs. John Maher, of Saginaw, was present at the wedding.

      McGoldrick-Maher
      Miss Margaret Maher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Gervis Maher and Mr. William James McGoldrick, son of Mr. and Mrs. James McGoldrick, were married Saturday at 9 o'clock by Monsignor M. Dempsey. The ceremony was a quiet one, witnessed by the members of the immediate families only. The bride was most attractive in a frock of midnight blue tricolette, embroidered in nile green, with a Batavia cloth hat of nile green. Miss Maher and Mr. McGoldrick were unattended. They went on a wedding trip.

      An interesting wedding was that of Miss Margaret Maher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Gurvus Maher, and William J. McGolderick, which was solemnized at 9 o'clock, Saturday morning in SS. Peter and Paul's cathedral church. Mgr. M. Dempsey officiating. It was a quiet simple ceremony, only the immediate families being present. The bride was very charming in her traveling gown of midnight blue tricotine trimmed in green and embroidered in gold and black. She wore a small hat of green batavia cloth and a corsage of orchids and sweetheart roses. Miss Maher and Mr. McGoldrick were unattended. A breakfast in the Hotel Statler for just the families, followed the church ceremony, after which the bridal couple left on a western trip. They will be at home to their friends upon their return at 188 Tennyson ave. The only out-of-town guest at the wedding was Mrs. John Maher, of Saginaw, the bride's grandmother.
    Children 
    +1. Margaret Ann MCGOLDRICK,   b. 22 Mar 1922, Ferguson, St. Louis, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jul 2015, Mt. Kisco, Westchester, Ny Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    +2. Living
    Last Modified 10 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F9  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    WWI Army Air Force
    WWI Army Air Force
    William and Margaret
    William and Margaret

  • Sources 
    1. [S280] 1901 Census of Canada, (Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 1901, Ancestry Date, 2006).

    2. [S663] Acadia French Catholic Church Records, Drouin, Gabriel, (The Generations Network, 2007, Ancestry Date, 2007).

    3. [S1254] Massachusetts, State and Federal Naturalization Records, 1798-1950, National Archives, (ancestry.com, Provo, UT, Ancestry Date, 2011).

    4. [S448] WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, National Archives and Records Administration, (National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C., Ancestry Date, 2005).

    5. [S93] 1930 United States Federal Census, (National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D. C., 1930, Ancestry Date, 2002).

    6. [S94] 1940 United States Federal Census, (National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D. C., 1940, Ancestry Date, 2012).

    7. [S1] MKM, Compiler: McGoldrick, Mary Kennon.

    8. [S19] Wayne County Michigan Marriage License.

    9. [S18] MMM Collection, Compiler: McGoldrick, Margaret Maher, (1995).

    10. [S283] Michigan Marriages, (2003).