|Husband||George Francis GREENSLADE|
|Born||1894||Park, Co. Cork. See record (The date of birth given in the civil birth record is April 27, 1894 which is inconsistent with the baptismal record's date. George's father didn't register the birth until June 4th so perhaps he wasn't clear on the birth date. The place of birth, and the residence of George's father is given as "Park, Co. Cork." Park is about 5 miles NW of Youghal.)|
|Baptised||March 25, 1894||record|
|Married||October 17, 1927||Bronx, New York (Source: George's Naturalization Declaration of Intent (see below)) (Bronx, New York license index: License No. 6842, issued September 26, 1927. Gertrude R. O'Brien and George Greenslade)|
|Died||February 29, 1960||Manhasset, Long Island, N.Y.|
Baptism record: Name: George Greenslade; Date of Baptism / Birth: 25/03/1894; Address: ; Parish / District: KILLEAGH; Gender: Male; County: Co. Cork; Denomination: Roman Catholic; Father: George Greenslade; Mother: Margaret Leahy; Occupation: ; Sponsor 1 / Informant 1: James Ryan; Sponsor 2 / Informant 2: Mary Leahy; Notes: E PRIEST: T T.
The 1911 Irish Census shows George as age 17, born in Waterford, a "man servant" for James Pumphry at house 9 in Ballynatray Commons (Templemichael, Waterford) [note name is given as George Greenslate].
George emigrated to Boston in 1923. He arrived in the port of Boston on April 15, 1923 aboard the ship Carmania sailing from Liverpool. See ship arrival record (line 29) page1 and page2. George is listed as single, age 25, dark complexion, dark hair, blue eyes. He is shown as coming from Pontypridd, Wales where he was a coalminer. He lists his closest relative in the country of departure as his uncle, William O'Conner, 111 Norton Bridge Rd, Pontypridd. He is travelling to join his cousin, Robert Welch, 58 Chestnut Ave, Jamaica Plain, Boston, Mass.
[Who is George's uncle, William O'conner, in Pontypridd? Possibly the husband of a sister of one of George's parents. When the UK 1921 Census is made available in 2022 it may have good information. There is a vaguely possible Wm O'Connor in the 1911 Wales Census at Llanhilleth, Monmouthshire (30 miles from Pontypridd), who is age 33, married to an Ellen, age 41 (born in Wales) and they have a 14 year old daughter, Hannah. William is listed as a collier, orginally from Waford, Ireland (presumably Waterford).
There are messages on the Internet from the daughter of a Thomas Fehily who, she said, went with Wm O'Connor from Waterford to Wales in 1921. "My father Thomas Fehily left Coolbeggan, Co. Waterford on 10 Jan 1921 with a Will Conners for Pontypridd, Wales. Next I found him in NYC, USA during 1926/1927. He only said that he worked in the mines." This is the same Wm O'Conner as she says that William and Thomas were living at 111 Norton Bridge Rd. Also, Thomas Fehily (age 23) and a Peter O'Connor (age 27), both listed Wm O'Connor at the Norton Bridge address as their closest friend in Wales, and both travelled on the same ship with George Greenslade to Boston in April 1923.]
[Who is George's cousin, Robert Welch, in Boston?
A possibility is found in Boston marriage records for 1860 which records the marriage of Ellen Leahy (b abt 1835 in Ireland, with father, David, and mother (oddly), Edward) to William Welch (b abt 1828 in Ireland). There is an immigration record for an Ellen Leahy, age 18, arriving in Boston on Nov. 20, 1854 which might be this Ellen. She could possibly be the sister of Maurice Leahy (father of Margaret Leahy (George's mother)).]
The 1930 U.S. Census gives his age as 29, 26 when first married, he was born in Ireland, his father in England and his mother in Northern Ireland, he emigrated to the U.S. in 1923, he's a chauffeur in the "heating concern" industry (see record)
The 1940 U.S. Census: George Greenslade, head, age 41, married, educated through 8th grade, born in the Irish Free State, a handyman in the stone supply industry; and his children, Eileen, age 11, born New York; George age 9, born New York; Thomas age 6, born New York; John age 5, born New York.
In 1933 George began naturalization proceedings with a declaration of intent and completed the process in 1940 with a petition for naturalization. Note that George gives his birth date as April 21, 1900, which cannot be correct as it conflicts with the baptismal date of March 25, 1894, and with the 1901 Irish Census which gives his age then as 7. The 1933 declaration says that he is a laboror, age 33, with fair complexion, brown hair, blue eyes, 5'6'', 160 lbs. The 1940 petition gives his address as 453 E. 183rd St, New York, NY. He has lived in the Bronx since June 1926.
George was killed crossing a street in New York.
|Wife||Gertrude R. O'BRIEN|
|Born||November (25 or 28), (1910)?||New York, N.Y. (the April 1, 1930 U.S. Census suggests a birth year of 1910-1911. George, in his naturalization applications gives variant dates for his wife's birth of Nov. 25, 1912 and Nov. 28, 1910)|
The 1930 U.S. Census gives her age as 18, 16 when first married, she was born in New York, as were her parents (see record)|
The 1940 U.S. Census shows the family without Gertrude. George is listed as married and not widowed. A family story is that Gertrude abandoned the family (and that what happened to her is unknown), which is confirmed by George's July 1940 Petition for Naturalization which gives Gertrude's residence as "unknown".
|1||Eileen Theresa GREENSLADE|
|Born||November 12, 1928|
In the April 1, 1930 U.S. Census Eileen is given as 14 months old.|
Married John R. ADLONG on February 14, 1948. Their children are Kenneth, Bruce, Rosemary, Floyd. Eileen remarried Charlie KELSO.
|2||George Francis GREENSLADE|
|Born||November 22, 1930||Lebanon Hospital, Bronx, N.Y.|
|Died||March 1975||social security death index: SSN: 109-22-6212, Born: 22 Nov 1930, Died: Mar 1975|
|Notes||George had two daughters. One of them is Cathleen and her son is Joey Tellone|
George completed a social security application form (SSN 109-22-6212) on July 9, 1945. He was age 14. He was living at 544 East 183 St, Bronx, N.Y. Father: George Greenslade, Mother: Gertrude O'Brien. He was intending to work for a grocery store at 2275 Washington Ave., Bronx. see record
|3||Thomas Patrick GREENSLADE|
|Born||September 27, 1933|
|Died||February 25, 1998||(Social Security Death Index record: 129-24-0861, Last Residence: 11731 East Northport, Suffolk, New York, Born: 27 Sep 1933, Died: 25 Feb 1998)|
|Notes||Tom has a wife, Anne (probable NY Marriage License record is to Anne Barbarita, 1957), and 2 children, Thomas (not married) and Karen (Karen has 2 children, a boy and a girl)|
|4||John Francis GREENSLADE|
|Born||February 18, 1935||John is given as age 5 in the 1940 U.S. Census|
|Married||1958?||unverified record on Ancestry.com says that John married Bonnie Jean Wing (born July 26, 1940, Mapleton, Utah Co., Utah) on August 18, 1958 in Springville, Utah.|
|Died||July 29, 1993||California Social Security Death record: John Francis Greenslade, Social Security #: 124308318, Gender: Male, Birth Date: 18 Feb 1935, Birth Place: New York, Death Date: 29 Jul 1993, Death Place: Stanislaus, Mother's Maiden Name: Obrian; Social Security Death Index record: John F. Greenslade, SSN: 124-30-8318, Last Residence: 95351 Modesto, Stanislaus, California, Born: 18 Feb 1935, Died: 29 Jul 1993, State (Year) SSN issued: New York (1955-1957)|
|Buried||Burial record: John Greenslade, Service Info.: A1C US AIR FORCE VIETNAM, Birth Date: 18 Feb 1935, Death Date: 29 Jul 1993, Cemetery: San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Cemetery Address: 32053 West McCabe Road Gustine, CA 95322, Buried At: Section 12 Site 25|
|Notes||Johnny has a wife Bonnie Jean Greenslade (probably born 1940)|
And one daughter Marie E. Greenslade (Marie's probable birth date from Ancestry.com (U.S. Public Records Index) is August 28, 1959)
And one son Robert Greenslade (probable birth record: Robert J Greenslade Birth Date: 14 Nov 1962, Mother's Maiden Name: Wing, Birth County: Alameda; Robert, d. 2000 [U.S. Social Security Death Index: Robert J. Greenslade SSN: 564-27-4869 Last Residence: 95351 Modesto, Stanislaus, California, Born: 14 Nov 1962, Died: 4 Jun 2000); burial record: Robert Greenslade Service Info.: A1C US AIR FORCE, Birth Date: 14 Nov 1962, Death Date: 4 Jun 2000, Relation: Adult Dependent Son of Greenslade, John, Cemetery: San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, Cemetery Address: 32053 West McCabe Road Gustine, CA 95322, Buried At: Section 12 Site 25
Bonnie and Marie live in Modesto, California.
|5||Margaret Mary GREENSLADE|
|Born||July 8, 1936||Bronx, N.Y.|
|Died||July 29, 2003||Parkland Medical Center, Derry, N.H.|
|Notes||"She had been a resident of Derry for most of her life. She was employed as a supervisor for BAE Systems in Nashua. She enjoyed dancing, traveling and shopping. Family members include her husband, Henry Grygiel of Derry; two daughters, Michelle Sheedy and Doreen Grygiel, both of Derry; four grandchildren; two sisters, Eileen Kelso of Texas and Eileen Rusinski of Florida; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Thomas Martel, in 1973." Obituary in The Union Leader (Manchester NH) July 31, 2003.|