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John Anthony Whalen[1]

Male 1888 - 1940  (51 years)


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  • Name John Anthony Whalen  [2
    Born 19 Dec 1888  Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Christened 24 Dec 1888  St. Ninian’s Cathedral, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1891  Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Census 1900  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • 4 Champney Place
    Residence 1909  North Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Residence Jun 1917  Revere, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 3 Cross Street
    Residence Sep 1917  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • 2 Temple Street
    Residence Jan 1919  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    • 29 Parkman Street
    Residence Aug 1919  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • 29 Parkman Street
    Census 1920  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Census 1930  Norfolk, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • Myrtle Street
    Residence Apr 1935  Bellingham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Census 1940  Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Millville Street
    Occupation Chauffeur  [1, 2, 13, 14, 16
    Occupation Mechanic  [8, 9
    Occupation Traffic manager, paper company  [5
    Research Notes I originally recorded a single wife for John (Mary Dunlop), with whom he had all five children. However, Thomas Whalen’s birth certificate lists his mother’s maiden name as “Gurley,” not “Dunlop.” Also, Thomas and William were born before John’s marriage to Mary Dunlop. John’s WWI draft card indicates that he was already married as of 1917, which would indicate an earlier marriage. Finally, I found a marriage in Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts in 1909 between John Anthony Whalen and Harriett L. Gurley. I now believe Harriett is the mother of Thomas and William (William’s birth register entry gives his mother’s name as “Mary H L Girlie”). I have since found a record for a subsequent marriage between Harriett and Israel Marion which indicates that Harriett had been divorced. This is also reflected on John Whalen’s marriage certificate to Mary Dunlop.

    At the time of the 1920 census, there was another Whalen family living at the same address as John and Mary. Annie, aged 58, was widowed and worked as a cook at the State House. Florence Black (listed as “partner”), aged 46 and single. Both were born in Canada.  [1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18
    Died 21 Nov 1940  Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried 23 Nov 1940  St. Mary’s Cemetery, Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Notes 
    • From Irish-Canadian community. Married a Scottish woman in Boston, Massachusetts. Moved to Milford, Massachusetts. Worked for Huntley Garage, 21 Hawkins St, Boston in June 1917. John’s brother Edward was working there as an automobile washer at the same time.

      Came to the US in 1892 or 1908. [2, 14, 15, 19, 20]
    Person ID I407  Mohr-Whalen | Blood relatives of Kathy Whalen
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2016 

    Father William James Whalen
              b. Jan 1860, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 30 Jan 1918, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Mother Annie McInnis
              b. Aug 1857, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2289  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Harriett Louise Gurley
              b. 25 Dec 1891, Boxford, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Abt 1938  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 5 Nov 1909  Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Divorced Bef Apr 1920  [13, 18
    Research Notes Marriage was registered in both Danvers and North Andover, Massachusetts.  [8, 9
    Notes 
    • Married by Charles B. Rice, Clergyman. [8, 9]
    Children 
    +1. William James Whalen
              b. 16 Sep 1917, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 3 Feb 1965, Belmont Hospital, Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    +2. Thomas Henry Whalen
              b. 3 Jan 1919, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1 Dec 2001, South San Francisco, San Mateo County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2017 21:18:11 
    Family ID F3803  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Jordan Dunlop
              b. Abt 1887, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1954, Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married 8 Aug 1919  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 17, 19
    Notes 
    • Family lived at 29 Parkman St., Boston at the time of the 1920 census. [14]
    Children 
    +1. Pearl Mary Whalen
              b. 8 Oct 1920, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 23 Oct 1991, Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +2. John Anthony Whalen, Jr.
              b. 25 Jan 1922, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 12 Oct 1986, Brevard County, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     3. Florence Ann Whalen
              b. 2 Nov 1925, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 10 Jan 1987, Burbank, Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2017 21:18:11 
    Family ID F303  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Dec 1888 - Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 24 Dec 1888 - St. Ninian’s Cathedral, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1891 - Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1909 - North Andover, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Nov 1909 - Danvers, Essex County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Jun 1917 - Revere, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Sep 1917 - Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Jan 1919 - Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Aug 1919 - Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Aug 1919 - Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1920 - Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930 - Norfolk, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1935 - Bellingham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1940 - Mendon, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Nov 1940 - Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 23 Nov 1940 - St. Mary’s Cemetery, Milford, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S423] Birth Certificate of Thomas Henry Whalen.
    2. [S424] WWI Draft Registration Card of John Anthony Whalen, FamilySearch.org (National Archives & Records Administration).
    3. [S1243] Antigonish Catholic Diocese Records - Christening of John Anthony Whalen.
    4. [S3227] Birth Register Entry for Thomas Henry Whalen.
    5. [S907] Death Certificate of John A. Whalen.
    6. [S954] Certificate of Death of Pearl Mary Hoel.
    7. [S1032] 1900 US Census - Household of WIlliam Whalen.
    8. [S1241] Marriage Registration of John A. Whalen and Harriett L. Guerley [Gurley].
    9. [S1242] Marriage Registration of John A. Whalen and Harriett L. Gurley.
    10. [S2216] 1940 US Census - Household of John Whalen.
    11. [S427] 1891 Census of Canada - Household of William Whalen.
    12. [S2191] Birth Register Entry for William James Whalen.
    13. [S2200] Certificate of Marriage of John A. Whalen and Mary Dunlop.
    14. [S425] 1920 US Census - Household of John A. Whalen.
    15. [S426] 1930 US Census - Household of John Whalen.
    16. [S2190] Birth Register Entry for Pearl Mary Whalen.
    17. [S908] Peters Richard Family Tree, Krista Peters.
    18. [S2167] Marriage Registration of Israel Marion and Harriett L. Whalen.
    19. [S11] Personal conversation with Joseph Whalen.
    20. [S1047] WWI Draft Registration Card of Edward William Whalen, FamilySearch.org (National Archives & Records Administration).