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William Jennings RADY
Elizabeth HANNAN
Husband:  William Jennings "Billy" RADY
Birth:  21 Dec 1894, Gilroy, Santa Clara Co., CA
Death:  13 Apr 1970, Sarasota Co., FL
Occupation:  electrical/automotive engineer
Education:  University of California
Military Service:  World War I
Father:  Michael RADY
Mother:  Mary Emeline "Emma" ROSE
Marriage:  11 Feb 1928, St. Leo's Church, Chicago, Cook Co., IL
Wife:  Elizabeth "Betty" HANNAN
Birth:  4 Feb 1901, Allegheny City [now Pittsburgh], Allegheny Co., PA
Death:  18 May 2000, Sarasota, Sarasota Co., FL
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Lawrence HANNAN (1869-1933)
Mother:  Catherine BUCKLEY (1869-1935)
Children:
1.  (Child) RADY, b. aft. 1930 census
Keywords for search engine:  USA, US, United States, California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan

Sources (n.b., Allegheny City was absorbed by Pittsburgh in 1907):

1.  Family group sheet compiled by my aunt, Betty Ann (MATTHIESEN) COGLIATI, and her grandmother, Maude Irene (THOMPSON) ROSE, sister-in-law of Emma (ROSE) RADY.

2.  1920 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #30 of 35):  1124 Pearl St., Alameda City (Precinct 6), Alameda Twp., Alameda Co., CA, Roll T625_87, p. 15B, SN 15B, SD 5, ED 1, enumerated 7 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤-
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28
* 1124 207 213 Rady William Head O M M W 25 S Y Y CA NY CA Y Electrical Engineer Power Plant W
      Hollenback Henry Step-Father     F W 65 M Y Y NY NY NY Y Conductor Train W
      __________ Emma Mother     F W 45 M Y Y CA AL TN Y None    
      Thompson George Grandfather     M W 84 M Y Y MO MO MO Y None    
      ________ Margret Grandmother     F W 80 M Y Y TN TN TN Y None    
*Pearl St
William RADY is Margaret's grandson from her prior marriage to William Jefferson ROSE, so George Washington THOMPSON is his step-grandfather. 

3.  1930 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #73 of 254):  16924 Work, Detroit City (Ward 16; Block 329), Wayne Co., MI, Roll 1055, p. 37A, SN 37A, ED 82-542, SD 19, enumerated 17 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):-
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 30 31
* 16924 468 615 Rady William J Head R 60.00 N N M W 35 M 33 N Y CA CA CA Y Elec Engineer Automotive W Y Y WW
      ____ Elizabeth Wife         F W 29 M 27 N Y PA PA NY Y None          
*Work

4.  Florida Death Index, 1936-1998 (online at Ancestry.com):
Name: William J Rady
Birth Date: 21 Dec 1894
Death Date: 13 Apr 1970
Age at Death: 75
State of Death: Florida
County of Death: Sarasota
Race: White
Gender: Unknown

5.  SSDI:  Social Security Death Index (online at RootsWeb.com):
Name Birth Death Last Residence SSN Issued Post-em
William RADY 21 Dec 1894 __ Apr 1970 33579 (Florida) 313-03-0422 IN Yes
Elizabeth H RADY 04 Feb 1901 18 May 2000 (V) 34239 (Sarasota, Sarasota, FL) 262-82-4124 FL Yes
(V) = (Verified) Report verified with a family member or someone acting on behalf of a family member.

6.  World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-18.  Microfilm Series M1509 (4277 rolls), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC (card images and index online at Ancestry.com; the images are so blurry and the printed labels on the card in text so tiny, I can barely read most of them):
Roll | Form | No: 1531205 | 1011 | 3
1 Name in full | Age in yrs: William Jennings Rady | 22
2 Home Address: San Lucas, Cal.
3 Date of Birth: December 21st, 1894
4 Are you (1) a natural born citizen… Natural born
5 Where were you born: Gilroy, California
6 If not a citizen, of what country…  
7 What is your present trade, occupation… Foreman S.P. Co.
8 By whom employed: Southern Pacific Co.
Where employed: Coast Division
9 Have you [dependents]?: no
10 Married or Single | Race: Single | Caucasian
11 What military service have you had? Corporal University of California
two Ca [can't read labels]
12 Do you claim exemption from draft? no
Signature: William Jennings Rady
1 Height (tall, medium, short): Short
Build (slender, medium, stout): Medium
2 Color of Eyes | Color of Hair | Bald: Blue | Dk Brown | No
3 Physically Disabled: No
Date of Registration: June 5th 1917
Draft Board: San Lucas, Monterey Co., California

7.  James Lynn Parham.  1998.  An Alabama Rose Garden: the Rose Family of Lauderdale and Limestone Counties.  Gateway Press, Baltimore, MD.

8.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

9.  Email from Austin E. Fadden.

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