Look up Deedy in Websters Dictionary and you will see the following definition - \Deed"y\, a. Industrious; active. [R.] --Cowper. But to me Deedy is simply my last name and not a very common one at that. My Father always said "find yourself in a strange city? Open a phone book, find a Deedy and give them a call - chances are they are a relative." So, for all the Deedy's out there hello and welcome.

Michael Thomas O'Leary's WWI Draft Card

I have been pulling WWI draft cards for various family members. Since the McDonough's have so many girls, I have been pulling their husbands records. Michael Thomas O'Leary is married to Thomas & Mary McDonough's oldest daughter Mary. Below are the details found on the document:
Serial Number: 4938
Order Number: 4156
Name: Michael Thomas O'Leary
Address: 3 Germaine Street, Worcester, Mass.
Age: 42
Date of Birth: Aug. 29, 1876
Race: White
U.S. Citizen: Native Born
Present Occupation: President of Gen. Mass Foundry
Employer's Name: L.W. Pond Mach. & Fdry. Co.
Place of Employment: 40 Gold, Worcester, Mass
Nearest Relative: Mary H. O'Leary, Wife
Address: 3 Germaine St., Worcester, Mass
I affirm that I have verified above answers and that they are true: Michael Thomas O'Leary

Description of registrant
Height: Medium
Build: Medium
Color of Eyes: Blue
Color of Hair: Black

Has person lost arm, leg, hand, eye, or is he obviously physically disqualified?
No except left eye nearly blind

Signed: Albert E. Fay (Registrar)
September, 12th, 1918
Some things to note from the information above - M. Thomas O'Leary died in February 1919, about five months after signing this draft card. He and Mary have moved from 1 View Street (where they lived for the 1910 census) to 3 Germaine St, which appears to be a single family home. The mention of his eye problem could explain why we see M. Thomas in glasses in this photo. Lastly, the registrar has the last name Fay - could he be any relation to Mary's sister's husband - James Fay?


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