James William McHale was born on November 30, 1890 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. He married Rose Bridget Reilly of Mullaloughy, County Cavan, Ireland. He worked as a teamster on the railroad, registered for the World War II draft in 1942.
↑ "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VQN9-QMS : 9 March 2018), James William Mchale, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).,/ref> At the time he registered for the draft, he lived at 720 Mosaic Street in Scranton. He is shown to be 5'7" and 149 pounds, with blue eyes, blond hair, and a ruddy complexion. He is also listed as having a shrapnel wound over his left eye (World War I?) and a scar on his right knee. He passed away in June 1967.<ref>"United States Social Security Death Index," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JG85-QZW : 19 May 2014), James Mchale, Jun 1967; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).</li></ol></ref>