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View Tree for Thomas Berry KeenanThomas Berry Keenan (b. 07 Mar 1893, d. 29 Dec 1972)

Thomas Berry Keenan (son of John James Keenan and Mary Berry) was born 07 Mar 1893 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and died 29 Dec 1972 in VA Hospital, Batavia, New York230. He married Florence May Wright on 25 Dec 1919 in Cornhill Methodist Church Parsonage, Rochester, New York231, daughter of Thomas Walter Wright and Eliza Thrower.

 Includes NotesNotes 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.

Enlistment Record

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

Children of Thomas Berry Keenan and Florence May Wright are:
  1. +Milton Roy Keenan.
  2. +Charles Edward Keenan.
  3. +James Walter Keenan.
  4. +Joanne Mae Keenan.
  5. +Thomas Henry Keenan, b. 1922, Rochester New York, d. 11 May 1982, Veteran's Hospital, Buffalo, NY235.
  6. +Violet Esther Keenan, b. 1920, Rochester New York, d. 12 Jul 1992, St. Mary's Hospice, Rochester, NY235.
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