George Menz
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George Herbert Menz (1895 - 1966)

George Herbert Menz
Born in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australiamap
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Husband of — married 12 Jun 1926 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United Statesmap
Died in St. Lucie, Florida, United Statesmap
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Biography

George was born in the area around Albury, NSW, in 1896. He passed away in 1960.

By 1920 George was living in Manhattan, lodging with a Mr and Mrs Mulligan on East 30 Street. It was likely a boarding house, with eight lodgers. His occupation was wireless operator.[1]

It looks like George worked between 1921 and 1924 as a crew member aboard numerous ships sailing in and out of Boston.[2] He was a wireless operator aboard the Dochra and sailed from Buenos Aires to Boston in January 1921,[3], 2nd Radio Operator in June 1922 aboard the Sixaola,[4] then Chief Radio Operator in 1924 aboard the US ship Erporta(?)[5] and Carrillo[6]. There are many more records in that time period of George's discharges from ships arriving in Boston and New York.

In 1930 he and his wife Elizabeth were living in Brooklyn, New York. The street name is illegible in the census data, but their monthly rent was $55 and they owned a radio. He was working as an office clerk, Elizabeth as a typist. Their immigration years were given as 1919 and 1921 respectively. The neighbourhood seemed to be very international, with most of the neighbours on the census form hailing from Italy.[7]

He registered for the draft at age 46 in 1942 in Queens, New York, listing his address as 217-26 53 Ave, Bayside, Queens, New York.[8]

It looks likely George passed away in Florida: a death record for George Herbert Menz in March 1966 in Saint Lucie, Floria, exists[9], along with one for an Elizabeth H. Menz in Saint Lucie in 1997[10].

Sources

  1. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJB3-NTX : accessed 27 May 2019), G Menz, Manhattan Assembly District 10, New York, New York, United States; citing ED 761, sheet 5A, line 25, family 283, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1203; FHL microfilm 1,821,203.
  2. "Massachusetts, Boston Crew Lists, 1917-1943," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89JX-M9SY-J?cc=2173944&wc=S146-GP8%3A1447683101 : 17 April 2019), Roll 18 - vol 23, Jan 1-Feb 28, 1921 > image 82 of 973; citing NARA microfilm publication T938 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. "Massachusetts, Boston Crew Lists, 1917-1943," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89JX-M9S1-5?cc=2173944&wc=S146-GP8%3A1447683101 : 17 April 2019), Roll 18 - vol 23, Jan 1-Feb 28, 1921 > image 77 of 973; citing NARA microfilm publication T938 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNP4-CJS : 30 January 2018), George Menz, 1922.
  5. "Massachusetts, Boston Crew Lists, 1917-1943," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89JG-S96V?cc=2173944&wc=S146-GPD%3A1447695539 : 17 April 2019), Roll 48 - vol 58, Jan 1-31, 1924 > images 499 and 500 of 623; citing NARA microfilm publication T938 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9PT-KNZ5?cc=1368704&wc=4FMB-7Y5%3A1600322315 : 26 January 2018), Roll 3542, vol 8115-8116, 18 Sep 1924-20 Sep 1924 > image 22 of 752; citing NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X4JM-B8L : accessed 27 May 2019), George Menz, Brooklyn (Districts 1001-1250), Kings, New York, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1125, sheet 3A, line 39, family 9, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1508; FHL microfilm 2,341,243.
  8. "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F3F2-LM3 : 8 November 2017), George Herbert Menz, 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.).
  9. "Florida Death Index, 1877-1998," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VV3P-5P4 : 25 December 2014), George Herbert Menz, Mar 1966; from "Florida Death Index, 1877-1998," index, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : 2004); citing vol. 2810, certificate number 17237, Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Records, Jacksonville.
  10. "Florida Death Index, 1877-1998," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VVC5-MHD : 25 December 2014), Elizabeth H Menz, 19 Mar 1997; from "Florida Death Index, 1877-1998," index, Ancestry (www.ancestry.com : 2004); citing vol. , certificate number 48712, Florida Department of Health, Office of Vital Records, Jacksonville.




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