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James Jacob Greeley
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Birth: Nov. 14, 1882
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA
Death: Feb. 20, 1924
North Bergen
Hudson County
New Jersey, USA

James was the son of Thomas Greeley and Mary Harn, former residents of Scranton, PA. He married Lillian Boody at St Michael's Church in St Louis, MO. They had four children, Raymond, Mary, Margaret, and Leona. James deserted the family about 1910, leaving children fatherless. His parents and family never heard from him again. He worked as a plumber. It is suspected that he was involved in illegal activies related to prohibition, since a brother-in-law, also a plumber, was later gunned down by a gang running liquor.
Descendents searched for him more than 80 years, and he was found on board the ship Cristobal, from Panama to New York City, on May 16, 1917. He turned up on the Draft Registration in 1918 in Jersey City, NJ, living with a new wife, Lillian Sanford, and working at a shipyard in Hoboken. His first marriage was never legally ended, but he had five children with the second Lillian. He was hit by a truck during a snowstorm and killed in an accident on Feb 20, 1924. Witnesses said he was walking down the middle of a street carrying liquor bottles in North Bergen, NJ. Newspapers in NJ carried this article. 
Family links: 
  Thomas F Greeley (1854 - 1913)
  Mary Elizabeth Harn Greeley (1858 - 1907)
  Lillian A Sanford Greeley (1888 - 1944)
  Lillian Jane Boody Harriman (1881 - 1958)*
  Raymond James Greeley (1903 - 1966)*
  Margaret Rose Greeley Gould (1907 - 1982)*
  Leona Agnes Greeley Baranoski (1909 - 1982)*
  George F Greeley (1914 - 1998)*
  Robert Garrison Greeley (1916 - 1960)*
  Mary Blau Greeley Kroll (1919 - 1953)*
  Thomas F Greeley (1880 - 1909)*
  James Jacob Greeley (1882 - 1924)
*Calculated relationship
Holy Name Cemetery
Jersey City
Hudson County
New Jersey, USA
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Record added: Sep 10, 2009
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James Jacob Greeley
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James Jacob Greeley
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James Jacob Greeley
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