Notes for Thomas Berry Keenan: The City of Rochester Directories list the following:
Thomas resided with his parents at 887 Exchange Street. 1917,8,9 Florence Wright (bookkeeper) boarded at 494 Plymouth Avenue
Year 1921: Thomas and Florence resided at 191 Champlain Street 1923:751 Clinton Avenue 1924:206 Reynolds Street 1925-6152 Otis Street 1927-28292 Cottage Street 193040 Riddle Street
Thomas B. Keenan's occupation was listed as: 1919 elevator man 1921 foreman 1923 inspector 1925 electric worker 1930 electrical inspector
Notarized statement from his aunt Belle Locke, stating that he was born in S. Williamsport, PA on March 7, 1893. "Atlantic Highland, N. J. February 1, 1941 I was present when Thomas Berry Keenan was born. He was born on March7, 1893 on the Southside at Williamsport,Pa. I am his mother's sister. Signed: Mrs. Belle Locke
Witness John (Locke?) Notary Public of New Jersey JS Fletcroft Commission Expires Dec. 16, 1945" Thomas B. Keenan, 887 Exchange Street, Rochester, NY. Born,Williamsport, Pa. Entered the service at Rochester, NY, May 26, 1918at the age of 25 years, as Private, assigned to 153 Depot Brigade.Discharged, Dec, 28, 1918.
Name Thomas B. Keenan Grade: Private Enlisted May 26, 1918 at Rochester, NY Serving in First enlistment period at date of discharge. Prior Service None Noncommissioned officer: never Marksmahsip, gunner qualification or rating: not qualified Horsemanship: not mounted Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions: none Knowledge of any vocation: Owner of Livery Stable Wounds received in service:none Physical condition when discharged: good Typhoid prophylaxis completed June 12, 1918 Paratyphoid prophylaxis completed June 12, 1918 Married or single: single Character: Very Good Remarks: Service Honest and Faithful No AWOL or absence under G.O. 31/12 and 45/14. Signature of Soldier: Thomas B. Keenan Bryon O. Bell Capt. Inf. U.S.A. Commanding Co.1 1st Tr. Br. 153 Depot Brigade Camp Disc, N.J. Dec.28, 1918 Paid in Full $26.91 R.L.Cave, Captain, Q.M. Transportation Issued.
Also a stamp of Penna. R.R. Dec. 28, '18 Trenton, N.J. Enlistment Record and Honorable Discharge are recorded at the Monroe County Clerk's Office Liber 184 pages 399 and 400 Recorded June 17, 1959
Honorable Discharge from the United States Army
To All Who It May Concern This is to certify that Keenan, Thos. B 2951299 Private, Co. 1st Tr. Bri. 153 Depot Brigade The United States Army, as a testimonial of honest and faithful service, is hereby honorably discharged from the military service of the United States by reason of letter A.G.W.D. Nov, 15, 1918 Said Keenan, Thos. B. was born in Williamsport, in the State of Pennsylvania When enlisted he was 25 3/12 years of age and by occupation a owner of livery stable. He had brown eyes, black Hair,dark complexion and was 5 feet 4 inches in height. Given under my hand at Camp Dix, New Jersey this 28 day of Dec. one thousand nine hundred and eighteen. DJ Clark,Major Inf. USA
More About Thomas Berry Keenan: Emigration: 1910, Rochester, Monroe Co., NY. Immigration: 1900, Cockermouth, Cumberland County, England. Military service: Bet. 26 May - 15 Nov 1918, United States Army.232, 233
More About Thomas Berry Keenan and Florence May Wright: Marriage: 25 Dec 1919, Cornhill Methodist Church Parsonage, Rochester, New York.234
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