I am looking for someone in the Cleveland area to assist me in my search for Thomas E. McKenney.
From what little information I have, I have found a Thomas McKenney who was born on 11 Mar. 1916.This Thomas McKenney would be approximately the appropriate age to the individual I am looking for.This Thomas passed away on 23 Sept 1987.My family's contact with him ended in the early 1940s.
I want to confirm that this is the particular Thomas McKenney in question as I continue searching for him and his family.I currently live in California and have no knowledge of a way to access some of his vital records that would only be found in Cleveland.To help me identify whether this is the correct Thomas, I would greatly appreciate some help in my quest to find the info that I need to help confirm his identity:
1) Thomas' Family The Thomas I am looking for was married by 1944 and had a child around 1944 as well.If I could access an obituary from the aforementioned Thomas, it would help confirm that this is the one I am looking for.His obituary is located here: http://www-catalog.cpl.org/CLENIX/ABR-2469http://www-catalog.cpl.org/CLENIX/ABR-2469.
2) Thomas' Profession From what I understand, the Thomas I am looking for was some sort of factory worker.The aforementioned obituary would hopefully mention his profession as well.
3) Thomas' Address The addresses I have for the Thomas I am looking for put him in Cleveland during the 1940s, 1950s.There may be old city directories that are available to peruse that I cannot find from my computer here in California.The addresses that I have for him are as follows:
Thomas McKenney 4220 E. 111th Street Cleveland, OH
Thomas McKenney 10734 Elmarge Ave. Cleveland, OH
If any of this information connects, I feel confident that I have tracked down a relative whom my family believed was long lost.Any information, pointers, or advice that anyone may be able to provide to me would be greatly appreciated by me and my family.