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James Francis Daley - Pennsylvania - 1914

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Martin

Martin Report 7 Feb 2014 08:01

Dear Community,

I am trying to find information on my fathers family, My fathers dad was an american GI in WW2. His name was Charles Francis Daley born on 29th November 1914.

His parents were Charles A Daley born 1882 who married Florence Williams born 1895.

He had other siblings according to familyserch.org and the 1930 USA Census, which are:

Thomas W Daley - born 1912
Margaret M Daley - born 1914
Rose M Daley - born 1917
Anna R Daley - born 1919

I can't locate any of their birth records or any further information anywhere on familysearch.org.

Any help would be gratefully received.

Paul

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 7 Feb 2014 10:22

Can you confirm who your grandfather was please? You have James Francis Daley in the title, but Charles Francis Daley in the body of the text.

*I am trying to find information on my fathers family, My fathers dad was an american GI in WW2. His name was Charles Francis Daley born on 29th November 1914.

His parents were Charles A Daley born 1882 who married Florence Williams born 1895.*

So James or Charles??

Margee

Margee Report 7 Feb 2014 10:32

Evidently he was James F.

1930 United States Federal Census
about Charles A Daley Name: Charles A Daley
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1882
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Race: White
Home in 1930: Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania
Map of Home: View Map
Marital status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Florence Daley
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Parents' birthplace: View Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Charles A Daley 48
Florence Daley 35
Margaret M Daley 17
James F Daley 15
Rose M Daley 14
Anna R Daley 11
Florence Daley 9
Charles A Daley 6
Francis Daley 3
[3 10/12]



Margee

Margee Report 7 Feb 2014 10:40

Pennsylvania, Veteran Compensation Applications, WWII, 1950
about James F Daley Name: James F Daley
Birth Date: 29 Nov 1914
Birth Place: Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA
Gender: Male
Residence Date: 11 Feb 1950
Residence Place: Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA


Says he was in foreign service June 1943 to Nov. 1945.

Margee

Margee Report 7 Feb 2014 10:43

Pennsylvania, Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-1999
about James F Daley Name: James F Daley
Birth Date: 29 Nov 1914
Death Date: 16 Apr 1956
Age: 41
Military Branch: Army
Veteran of Which War: World War II
Cemetery Name: Friedens Cemetery
Cemetery Location: Oley, Pennsylvania, Oley Township

His widow was Mrs. Loella C. Daley.

Margee

Margee Report 7 Feb 2014 10:46

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
about James F Daley Name: James F Daley
Birth Year: 1914
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Pennsylvania
State of Residence: Pennsylvania

Enlistment Date: 7 Jan 1943
Enlistment State: Pennsylvania
Enlistment City: Allentown
Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
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
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life

Education: Grammar school
Civil Occupation: Packing, filling, labeling, marking, bottling, and related occupations, n.e.c.
Marital status: Single, with dependents
Height: 67
Weight: 162


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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 7 Feb 2014 10:50

Birth and Marriage records in the US are held at the State level, with very few on line.
If they died after claiming SSDI, you might find a record of that.

Assuming his name was James

1920 United States Federal Census about James F Daley
Name: James F Daley
Age: 5
Birth Year: abt 1915
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1920: Reading Ward 17, Berks, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital status: Single
Father's Name: Charles A Daley
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Name: Florence Daley
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Charles A Daley 38
Florence Daley 25
Thomas W Daley 8
Margaret M Daley 6
James F Daley 5
Rose M Daley 3yrs 10 months
Anna R Daley 1yr 3 months (might be 8 months)

All of them born in Pennsylvania, father worked on the railway
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1930 United States Federal Census about James F Daley
Name: James F Daley
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1915
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Race: White
Home in 1930: Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania
Map of Home: View Map
Marital status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: Charles A Daley
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Name: Florence Daley
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Occupation:

Education:

Military Service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace:

Household Members:
Name Age
Charles A Daley 48 - 1st marriage aged 29 - Occ general labourer
Florence Daley 35 - 1st marriage aged 17
Margaret M Daley 17 - labourer Hosiery Mill
James F Daley 15
Rose M Daley 14
Anna R Daley 11
Florence Daley 9
Charles A Daley 6
Francis Daley 3yrs 10 months
...........

1940 United States Federal Census about James Daley
Name: James Daley
Age: 25
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1915
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Marital status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son
Home in 1940: Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania
House Number: 315A
Inferred Residence in 1935: Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania
Residence in 1935: Same Place
Sheet Number: 61B
Occupation: Helper
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 6th grade
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 24
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939: 25
Income: 200
Income Other Sources: No
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Florence Daley 45 - married - Laundress in Hotel
James Daley 25
Florence Daley 19
Delores Daley 6
Charles Folk 21 - son in law - setter, Shoe Factory
Rose Folk 23 - daughter - Maid, Hotel
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Pennsylvania, Veteran Compensation Applications, WWII, 1950 about James F Daley
Name: James F Daley
Birth Date: 29 Nov 1914
Birth Place: Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA
Gender: Male
Residence Date: 11 Feb 1950
Residence Place: Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA
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Mailing address 55551 5th St, (possibly 555S 15th St) Reading Berks PA
Date & POB – 29 Nov 1914, Reading Berks PA
Service began 14 Jan 1943 – 31 May 1943 (domestic)
9 Nov 1945 – 13 Nov 1945 (domestic)
1 Jun 1943 – 13 Nov 1945 (overseas)

(doesn’t make sense)

Active Domestic Service 5 months
Active Foreign Service 29 months

Address on entering active service – 822 Chorch St Reading
On 14 Nov 1943

Separated from Active service 13 Nov 1945 at Indian Town Gap Res, Penn



Martin

Martin Report 7 Feb 2014 10:53

Sorry my father for James F Daley, his father was Charles A Daley, and James's wife was Loella C Daley.

How do i go about tracing my fathers siblings?

Paul

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 7 Feb 2014 10:58

U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current about Rose Folk
Name: Rose Folk
SSN: 207-05-8043
Last Residence: 19605 Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA
Born: 18 Feb 1916
Last Benefit: 19605 Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Died: Aug 1980
State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (Before 1951)
U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current about Charles H. Folk

Name: Charles H. Folk
SSN: 201-07-6600
Last Residence: 19608 Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA
Born: 25 Oct 1918
Died: 7 Apr 1997
State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (Before 1951)

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 7 Feb 2014 11:11

Pennsylvania, Veteran Compensation Applications, WWII, 1950 about Charles A Daley
Name: Charles A Daley
Birth Date: 5 Jul 1923
Birth Place: Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA
Gender: Male
Residence Date: 17 Mar 1950

His application was completed by his parents
The form was to be completed if the named person had died in service, after honourable discharge or if a mentally incapacitated veteran.

Check to be sent to 2 different addresses. As Charles isn't listed in the 1940 household, they may have separated.
Mother (Florence) 434 Johnson St, Reading
Father (Charles) 1145n POT_?? St, Reading

He entered active service on 12 Apr 1945 and died in France 3 Mar 1945

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(no image)

World War II and Korean Conflict Veterans Interred Overseas about Daley
Name: Charles A Daley Jr
Inducted From: Pennsylvania
Rank: Private
Combat Organization: 15th Infantry 3rd Division
Death Date: 3 Feb 1945
Monument: Epimal, France
Last Known Status: Buried
U.S. Awards: Purple Heart Medal

A photo of his grave, taken from Findagrave.com, is here
http://tinyurl.com/oetgxk5

Margee

Margee Report 7 Feb 2014 11:28

Do you know that James & Louella had any children? This city directory in 1958 has Louella, widow of Jas. F. but there are no other Daleys at that address.

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
about Louella C Daley Name: Louella C Daley
Gender: Female
Residence Year: 1958
Street Address: 555 S 15th
Residence Place: Reading, Pennsylvania
Spouse: Jas F Daley
Publication Title: Reading, Pennsylvania, City Directory, 1958


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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 7 Feb 2014 11:40

Unless we can find marriages for the sisters, its going to be pretty difficult to find out what happened to them

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 7 Feb 2014 11:50

Tracing (Mrs) Florence Daley forward

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 about Mrs Florence Daley
Name: Mrs Florence Daley
Gender: Female
Residence Year: 1959
Street Address: 434 Johnson
Residence Place: Reading, Pennsylvania
Publication Title: Reading, Pennsylvania, City Directory, 1959

Florence Daley was also at that address.
There is a Anna R Daley living at 1145N 10th, so assuming she is a sister she wasn’t married then.


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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 7 Feb 2014 11:53

Florence's death??

U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current about Florence Daley
Name: Florence Daley
SSN: 188-09-3460
Last Residence: 19601 Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA
Born: 19 Jun 1894
Died: Aug 1966
State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (Before 1951)

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 7 Feb 2014 12:02

Charles A Daley - names his wife as Florence

U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 about Charles Alphonso Daley Sr
Name: Charles Alphonso Daley Sr
Birth Date: 23 May 1881
Birth Place: Schuylkill, Pennsylvania
Residence: Berks, Pennsylvania

Occupation on a different version states Hostler on the Rail Road
.....

Sorry - have to leave this now

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+++DetEcTive+++ Report 7 Feb 2014 15:19

Martin - unless you know otherwise, your half siblings are likely to be still living.

For their privacy, please remove their full dob. A suggested alternative is

Mary Ann Daley b Mar 1953
Suzanne Lois Daley b Nov 1946

As you have these full details, what else do you know that will help in tracing the family?