|Title||Newsclipping: "A Hoboken Home Housed Sailors from Afar." By Geraldine Streckfuss. Asbury Park Press, 1992.|
|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.
Lumen, Eugene Eldon
Malcolm, Marshal Meeks
|Year Range from||1941|
|Year Range to||1992|
U.S.S. Henry Clay
U.S.S. Simon Bolivar
1231 Bloomfield St.
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