John Behan

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  1. Hugh Mccoy

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    Looking for information on John Behan,born 1913 in New York.Parents were Thomas Behan and Jane McCoy.What year did he die? Did he marry? Children.Also his brother Nicholas Behan,born December 1922 New York City,died 1978,buried Calverton Cemetry,New York.Marriage,Children.
     
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    1940 Census he's still single at home with Thomas and sibs. He has an 8th grade education, unemployed 44 weeks, no occupation given. I'm willing to bet he was a WWII vet. Will see if that info is available.
     
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    Likely looking obit ref:
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    Staten Island, NY.
    No luck yet on military record.
     
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    Would it be because of his education and unemployment?
     
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    Katie Tantillo
    birth:27 September 1955
    residence:from 1 November 1992 to 1 January 2001
    Staten Island, New York, United States
    ..............................................

    Katie Tantillo
    mentioned in the record of "Mrs Native Staten Catherine E Islander Behan"
    Name Katie Tantillo
    Gender Female
    Mother Mrs Native Staten Catherine E Islander Behan
    Other information in the record of Mrs Native Staten Catherine E Islander Behan
    from United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries
    Deceased
    Name Mrs Native Staten Catherine E Islander Behan
    Titles and Terms Mrs
    Event Type Obituary
    Event Date 22 Jul 2002
    Event Place New York, United States
    Gender Female
    Relationship to Deceased Deceased
    Birthplace West Brighton, ,
    Newspaper Staten Island Advance
    Spouse and Children
    Jack Behan Husband Male
    Jack Husband Male
    Katie Tantillo Daughter Female
    Parents and Siblings
    Sean Behan Brother Male
    Nora Costigan Sister Female
    Elizabeth Ryan Sister Female
    Virginia Behan Sister Female
     
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    Was a bit worried about that name so did a bit on Catherine Behan. She was born Catherine Murphy born 1932 died 2002.
    Then found the obit for John/Jack Behan. Born 21/6/1929 Manchester, New Jersey died 2002 age 69 (My Heritage)
    Found then in the Staten Island Advance,
    Behan: John E of Manchester New Jersey, formerly of New Dorp 29/5/2005. Beloved husband of the late Catherine nee Murphy. Father of Catherine, Nora, Beth, Sean and the late Ginny.
    Interred at St Peters Cemetery.
    Saved the link if you would like it!
     
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    Not really. I was thinking that John was within the age range for the draft that started in 1942 (after Pearl Harbor in December, '41). Still haven't found that he served. I don't have access to the draft registration data anymore.

    Looks as though Wendy and Sue have been on the case in Staten Island. That John Behan has the wrong birth date and location. Back the drawing board. :(
     
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    Do I have the wrong John/Jack Behan because the obit says that he had a brother the Rev Thomas Behan and a sister Virginia Mills. Family Search, although only a cursory look has 1930 census with the above John Edward as father Thomas mother Virginia and a 2 year old sister Virginia.
     
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    The ones found above I don't think are Hugh's. He was born too late!
    1920 census has Thomas Behan born Ireland 1886
    Jennie Behan born Ireland 1881. Could this be Jane?
    Catherine 1912 New York
    John 1913 New York. Is this him?
    Anna 1915 New York
    Thomas 1918 New York
     
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    I found this interesting but have a notion is not him as this guy had a brother William and mother was Johann.
    John (Jack) Behan was a famous dog trainer who founded Canine College, Manhattan died age 72 (would make his birth around 1818 though)
    From New York Times 13/3/1991
     
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    There are two possibilities on findagrave. One died in 1987 at De Witt, Onondaga, New York, wife Grace Doherty Behan, no children, birthdate unknown, the other died in 1946 at Brooklyn and is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery. Again birthdate unknown. Could it be that John is still alive?
     
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    Barb & Sue, it's not necessarily wrong,..the info in bold seems to have come from some-ones tree so maybe not gospel.
    Could be that person has mixed two chaps together. I hadn't seen a 2nd initial given him before.

    I had a note on my trial Family Historian the other day from a person on My Heritage. very minimum info & badly sourced due to different spellings of his name.
     
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    This is Family in 1930
    1930
    Event Place Manhattan (Districts 0251-0500), New York, New York, United States
    John Behan, Male-Age 17, Single
    Race White
    Relationship to Head of Household Son
    Birth Year (Estimated) 1913 New York
    Father's Birthplace Ireland
    Mother's Birthplace Ireland
    Sheet Letter A
    Sheet Number 2
    Thomas Behan Head M 39 Ireland 1st married-21..longshoreman at docks
    Jennie Behan Wife F 46 Ireland Ireland age 1st married-28
    Catherine Behan Dtr F 19 New York
    John Behan Son M 17 New York
    Anna Behan Dtr F 15 New York
    Thomas Behan Jr. Son M 12 New York
    Nicholas Behan Son M 9 New York

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    John Behan, Son
    United States Census, 1920
    birth:1913
    New York
    residence:1920
    Manhattan Assembly District 1, New York, New York, United States
    father:Thomas Behan
    mother:Jennie Behan
    other: Katharine Behan, Anna Behan, Thomas Behan
     
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    Another stab on Family Search after Barb mentioned the draft.
    John T Behan. Fort Jay, New York. 10/4/1942. He was single and his occupation is listed as unskilled longshoreman and stevedores
    As his Dad was Thomas and a longshoreman.....I wondered if this might just be him
     
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    Birth year on the above is 1912 but could simply be because he was asked how old he was!
     
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    Worth a shot. wish we could find his marriage, may help somewhat. Darn that silly company who gave me the wrong subscription!!!!

    Birth year on the above is 1912 but could simply be because he was asked how old he was!
    Census says Estimated !


    must away & sort a few things.
     
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    Found a Military serial number for a John T Behan on Ancient Faces. The same John T Behan mentioned in post 14.
    Can't access the records though.
     
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    Found John T Behan, maybe him!
    AmericanBattleGraves.com
    John T Behan
    New York
    32312066
    US Army
    59th Armoured Field Artillery Battalion
    WW2
    Died 2 October 1944
    Purple Heart
    Burial: Plot J Row 7 Grave 65. Sicily-Rome
    American Cemetery Nettuno Italy
     
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    Sorry the date of death was 10 Feb 1942. Date back to front, the American way :)
    On the New York WW2 Honour List he is listed as Killed in Action but there is no next next of kin for him. :(
     
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    On family search ww2 army enlistment records it gives John T.Behans education Level as Grammar school.
     
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