|Birth: ||Mar. 9, 1891|
County Galway, Ireland
|Death: ||Apr. 20, 1961|
New Jersey, USA
Patrick Joseph Cryan (1892-1961) aka Packy Cryan. He was an ash handler for Consolidated Edison in Manhattan in 1918. During World War I, he was a sergeant in the 307th Infantry in the US Army. He worked as a file clerk for the railroad in 1930. By 1940 he was an "assorter" for the Railway Express Company. He later worked at the Texaco Refinery in Bayonne, New Jersey. (b. March 9, 1891 or May 9, 1891; County Galway, Ireland - d. April 20, 1961; Rutherford, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA)
Patrick Joseph Cryan, Packy Cryan.
He used the following dates of birth: "May 9, 1891" in the 1918 WWI draft. "March 9, 1892" in his passport application of 1923. "March 9, 1896" for his veteran tombstone application in 1961. His birth certificate is available from the Public Record Office in Dublin. He was born in County Galway, Ireland.
World War I:
In 1918 he was working as an "ash handler" for the Consolidated Edison Company of New York in Manhattan. He was a corporal in the 307th Infantry in the US Army.
He migrated to the United States in March 1910
He became a citizen of the the United States at Camp Upton on May 9, 1919.
In 1923 he applied for a passport so he could visit his ailing mother in Ireland.
He married Jane B. Gelchion (1899-1976) in 1927
He had the following children: Thomas Cryan; and Jane Cryan. In 1930 the family was living at 24 Hackett Place in Rutherford in Bergen County, New Jersey and Patrick was working for the railroad.
World War II:
He filled out his draft card while living at 24 Hackett Place, and he was working for the Railway Express Company in New York City.
He died on April 20, 1961 in Rutherford, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA.
April 24, 1961.
Memories about Patrick Cryan:
Vincent Matthew Haney (1914-2003) writes: "He was a war hero in WWI. He had the silver star and the purple heart and 2 bronze stars. He was a big hero. He lived in Jersey City and then moved to Rutherford. They had two kids, Thomas and Jane. Tom is dead and Jane is in a nursing home in Jersey City, New Jersey." Patrick and Jane are both buried in Holy Name Cemetery in Jersey City.
Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) for Findagrave starting on July 29, 2003.
Jane B. Gelchion Cryan (1891 - 1984)*
Thomas P. Cryan (1928 - 1986)*
Holy Name Cemetery
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Grave 24, Section F, Block X
Created by: Richard Arthur Norton (1...
Record added: Feb 07, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8362610