John Brady 1864 – 1957

The John Brady Family

John Brady was born 14 July 1864 in County Cavan, Ireland [son of Thomas Brady & Catherine Gibney]. In January 1895 in New Jersey,  he married Mary McCartin.

In 1900 John & Mary Brady were living in East Orange, Essex, New Jersey. John was a coachman. His brother, Bartholomew, who lived with them, was a policeman. In 1910 & 1920 they were in the same location. In 1920 John was a taxi driver. His sons were chauffeurs. In 1930 the family was on McKinley Avenue in East Orange.

John Brady’s obituary:

“John Brady of 165 McKinley Ave., East Orange, founder of Brady Taxi service, East Orange, now owned by his son, Bernard I. Brady, died Thursday a this home of a brief illness.  He was 97.  Born in County Cavan, Ireland, he came to East Orange 75 years ago.  Mr. Brady began his business in 1894 with a livery stable in back o fhis home in Amherst St. Among the passengers his rigs carried from Brick Church Station to their homes were Louis Bamberger and Felix Fuid. He bought his first motor cab, a Cadillac in 1912 and his last horse died in 1920.  He leaves also his wife Mrs. Mary McCartin Brady tow other sons, Thomas J., a retired east Orange patrolman and John E., both of East Orange; two grandchilodren and five great – grandchildren.  The funeral will be Monday from the rank J. Codey & Sons Funeral Home, 69 High Street, Orange, with a Mass at 9 a.m. in Our Lady Help of Christians church, East Orange.”

….. 1 John Brady b: 14 July 1864 in Finnea, Cavan, Ireland, d: 28 Nov 1957
….. + Mary Mc Cartin b: August 1868 in Ireland, m: Jan 1895 in NJ, d: 1958 in East Orange, Essex, NJ
……….. 2 Thomas Joseph Brady b: 04 May 1896 NJ, d: 24 July 1986 MD
……….. + Eileen G. Banks b: 13 May 1902 in Ireland, m: 08 June 1921 in East Orange, Essex, NJ d: 26 Dec 1986 MD
…………….. 3 John J. Brady b: 26 May 1922, d: 07 Dec 1991
…………….. 3 Thomas Ronald Brady b: 1926, d: 20 Oct 1949
…………….. 3 William Brady b: 28 March 1931, d: Jan 1975
……….. 2 Bernard I. Brady b: 04 April 1900 in NJ, d: 10 April 1987
……….. 2 John E. Brady b: 04 Nov 1905 in NJ, d: 10 Feb 1962 NJ

Selected Sources:

  • Quarterly returns of Birth in Ireland, 1864- 1955, with Index to Births, 1864 – 1921, Ireland. General Register Office. Family History Library Film #0101092. John Brady b. 14 July 1864 in Finnea. Cavan, Ireland. Parents: Thomas Brady & Catherine Gibney
  • Marriage Return for John Brady and Mary McCartin, January 1895, State of New Jersey. Photocopy from Patricia Brady, Kendall Park, New Jersey.
  • 1900 United States Census, East Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, SD 2, ED 175, Sheet 15; ancestry.com.
  • 1910 United States Census, East Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, SD 7, ED 166, Sheet 1A, ancestry.com.  John & Mary Brady.
  • 1920 United States Census, East Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, SD 7, ED 166, Sheet 1A, ancestry.com.  John & Mary Brady.
  • 1930 United States Census, East Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, ED 378, Sheet 4B. John & Mary Brady on McKinley Ave.
  • Obituary 30 November 1957, Newark Evening News  Photocopy from Patricia Brady, Kendall Park, New Jersey.

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