Thomas G. Relihan

25 March 1910–23 January 1995 (Age 84)
Turners Falls, Montague, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Thomas G.

When Thomas G. Relihan was born on 25 March 1910, in Turners Falls, Montague, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Thomas Relihan, was 29 and his mother, Lena Bernaw, was 26. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1949 and lived in Montague, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States in 1910 and Balboa, Balboa District, Panama Canal Zone, United States in 1940. He died on 23 January 1995, in York Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Shiloh, West Manchester Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Thomas G. Relihan
Lerlene Vinarda Stauffer

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    Bernard James Relihan


World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 3

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 25

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Roileacháin ‘descendant of Roileachán’, probably a diminutive of the unexplained personal name Roghallach.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Thomas G Relihan, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thomas G Relihan in household of Israel Burnam, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Thomas Gerald Relihan, "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957"

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