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George Mcaleer (1910 - 1985)

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George Gerald Mcaleer Sj
1910 - 1985
Born
February 8, 1910
Douglas, IM1 2LW, Isle of Man
Death
August 12, 1985
Last Known Residence
Bronx, Bronx County, New York 10458
Summary
George Gerald Mcaleer Sj of Bronx, Bronx County, New York was born on February 8, 1910 in Douglas Isle of Man to Frank Mcaleer and Mary Margaret "Maisie" (Mullen) Mcaleer. He had siblings Mary Elizabeth McAleer, Frances Patricia McAleer, and Gertrude "Joy" McAleer. George Mcaleer died at age 75 years old on August 12, 1985, and was buried at Jesuit Cemetery Section 3; row 5; Grave 10 - Shrine Rd, in Auriesville, Montgomery County.
Updated: November 19, 2017
Biography ID: 12957228

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George Gerald Mcaleer Sj
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Bronx, Bronx County, New York 10458
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February 8, 1910
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Douglas IM1 2LW, Isle of Man
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Ethnicity & Family History

Irish

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Isle of Man; United States of America

Education

For a time he attended St. Mungo's Academy in Glasgow before making the long voyage across the ocean with his mother, Mary Margaret, and his sisters, Mary, Frances and Gertrude ("Joy") to join their father, Francis, who had gone on to America ahead of them. In New York, George would finish his schooling at Regis before entering the Society of Jesus in 1930.

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Roman Catholic

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From September of 1947 to June of 1974, McAleer taught second-year students in the Classical Honors Section in Fordham Prep and served as the Prep's librarian.

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August 12, 1985
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Jesuit Cemetery Section 3; row 5; Grave 10 - Shrine Rd, in Auriesville, Montgomery County, New York 12010, United States
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George Mcaleer passed away at age 75 years old on August 12, 1985, and was buried at Jesuit Cemetery Section 3; row 5; Grave 10 - Shrine Rd, in Auriesville, Montgomery County. George Gerald Mcaleer Sj of Bronx, Bronx County, New York was born on February 8, 1910 in Douglas Isle of Man to Frank Mcaleer and Mary Margaret "Maisie" (Mullen) Mcaleer. George Mcaleer had siblings Mary Elizabeth McAleer, Frances Patricia McAleer, and Gertrude "Joy" McAleer.

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George Mcaleer lived 3 years longer than the average Mcaleer family member when he died at the age of 75.
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George McAleer hailed from the misty Isle of Man in the Irish Sea — the only known Manxman on the Prep Faculty since 1841. He was born in February of 1910 in the city of Douglas, or Doolish, as it is known in Manx. For a time he attended St. Mungo's Academy in Glasgow before making the long voyage across the ocean with his mother, Mary Margaret, and his sisters, Mary, Frances and Gertrude ("Joy") to join their father, Francis, who had gone on to America ahead of them. In New York, George would finish his schooling at Regis before entering the Society of Jesus in 1930.
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1910 - 1985 World Events

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In 1910, in the year that George Mcaleer was born, Thomas Edison introduced his kinetophone, which he hoped would make "talkies" a reality. But the sound wasn't synchronized to the pictures and only 45 Kinetophones were made.

In 1929, when he was 19 years old, on October 29th (Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed in the United States. Billions of dollars were lost and some investors committed suicide as a result, having lost their fortunes. This ushered in the 12 year, worldwide Great Depression.

In 1935, by the time he was 25 years old, on August 14, the Social Security Act was signed into law. The purpose was to "provide federal assistance to those unable to work". The law established the Social Security Administration whose primary focus was to "provide aid for the elderly, the unemployed, and children". The Act survived many Supreme Court challenges and the Administration continues until today.

In 1977, when he was 67 years old, on January 20th, Jimmy Carter became the 39th President of the United States. Running against incumbent Gerald Ford, he won 50.1% of the popular vote to Ford's 48.0%. He was elected to only one term.

In 1985, in the year of George Mcaleer's passing, on March 7th, the song "We Are the World" was released as a charity effort to alleviate the African famine. The song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, and produced by Quincy Jones. They were joined by 37 other famous singers in the recording studio and a phenomena had begun

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