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 Patrick Joseph Cryan

Patrick Joseph Cryan

County Galway, Ireland
Death 20 Apr 1961 (aged 70)
Rutherford, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA
Plot Grave 24, Section F, Block X
Memorial ID 8362610 · View Source
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Patrick Joseph Cryan (1892-1961) 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.

Thomas Cryan of County Galway, Ireland.

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.

Mary Cryan who married a McDonald.

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 P. Cryan; and Jane Cryan who married a McManus. 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 Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey. He was living at 381 Van Nostrand Avenue.

Funeral notice:
Jersey Journal on April 22, 1961: "Cryan - Of 381 Van Nostrand Avenue, on Thursday, April 20, 1961. Patrick J. Cryan, the beloved husband of Jane Cryan (nee Gelchion); loving father of Thomas P. Cryan, Mrs. Jane McManus; brother of Mrs. Mary McDonald. ... Internment Holy Name Cemetery."

April 24, 1961 in Holy Name Cemetery in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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. Updated on March 1, 2016 with the text from his funeral notice.


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  • Created by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
  • Added: 7 Feb 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8362610
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Patrick Joseph Cryan (9 Mar 1891–20 Apr 1961), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8362610, citing Holy Name Cemetery, Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (contributor 46580804) .