Thomas Joseph Cleary

13 April 1889–18 October 1949 (Age 60)
Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Thomas Joseph

When Thomas Joseph Cleary was born on 13 April 1889, in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States, his father, John J Cleary, was 36 and his mother, Maria McLaughlin, was 28. He married Mary McDonough in 1938, in New Jersey, United States. He died on 18 October 1949, in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Trenton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States.

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Thomas Joseph Cleary
1889–1949
Mary McDonough
1888–1970
Marriage: 1938

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1938
New Jersey, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Male1852–1917Male

    Maria McLaughlin

    Female1860–1919Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1894

Age 5

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 17

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cléirigh (or Mac Cléirigh) ‘descendant (or son) of the scribe, clerk, or cleric (cléireach)’, also commonly Anglicized as Clark .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thos J Cleary in household of John J Cleary, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Thomas J Cleary in household of John J Cleary, "New Jersey State Census, 1915"
  • Thomas J Cleary in household of John J Cleary, "United States Census, 1900"

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