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Title Newsclipping: "A Hoboken Home Housed Sailors from Afar." By Geraldine Streckfuss. Asbury Park Press, 1992.
Object Name Documents
Catalog Number 2006.052.0101
Collection Family & Friends Memorabilia Collection
Credit Gift of Lucille Casulli.
Scope & Content Newsclipping: "A Hoboken Home Housed Sailors from Afar." By Geraldine Streckfuss [nee Carmody.] Asbury Park Press, Sunday, June 28, 1992, page C6 (50-Plus section; The World at War: Remembrances column.) Five column article about her family at 1231 Bloomfield St., Hoboken, during World War Two with three photographs.

The author discusses life as a one of three sisters, ages 10, 12 and 14 circa 1942, whose mother, Catherine Carmody, moved the family into a brownstone she had purchased the day before Pearl Harbor. A year later, she optioned a brownstone next door. She rented rooms in one whole house to sailors and three roooms in the other for visiting Navy personnel who had duties at the Bethelem Steel Shipyard where U.S. Navy ships were repaired or prepared for war duty. Some men brought their wives including one that became known to be an "allotment wife," i.e. one who married several servicemen in order to collect their allotment pay while they were overseas.

Board was fifty cents for breakfast and one dollar for dinner.

1. Catherine Carmody with daughter Geraldine in 1936.
2. Modern view of the exterior of 1231 Bloomfield St.
3. Geraldine [Carmody] Streckfuss.
People Streckfuss, Geraldine
Carmody, Catherine
Carmody, Geraldine
Lumen, Eugene Eldon
Malcolm, Marshal Meeks
Gallagher, Tommy
MacMillan, Frank
Garrison, Tommy
Date 1941-1992
Year Range from 1941
Year Range to 1992
Search Terms Bethlehem Steel
U.S.S. Henry Clay
U.S.S. Cavalier
U.S.S. Simon Bolivar
1231 Bloomfield St.
Caption full article
Imagefile 053\20060520101.TIF
Classification War
Domestic Life
Social & Personal Activity
Real Estate
Business & Commerce