||About Frank's Files
||Worked as a Postal Carrier in his early years, then as an
Attendance officer for the Brooklyn Board of Education.
12/6/1886 - 12/15/1972
||A homemaker for most of her life, she was often busy
sewing or crocheting.
2/17/1893 - 9/01/1989
||Eldest child of Gen & Chief. Served in WACSs
during WWII, lived in Maine during postwar years.
9/8/1916 - 9/13/1993
||Second child of Gen & Chief. B-25 gunner in WW II.
Postal Carrier after the war.
11/23/1922 - 6/7/1991
||Gen & Chief's third child. Served in Signal Corps
during WWII in both Europe and Japan. After the war,
obtained degree in Electrical Engineering from CCNY and
worked for GE for over 35 years.
2/3/1924 - 2/15/2014
||Gen & Chief's fourth child. Married Roy Tergesen in
1953 and lived in Red Hook, NY and later in North Windham,
6/12/1927 - Present
||Fifth child (third daughter) of Gen & Chief. Married
Bob Daly in 1950; moved to first to NJ, then to Bowie, MD.
Later divorced, and married Jack Emmell.
2/23/1929 - 1/13/2001
||Youngest child of Gen & Chief. Married Tony St.
Jacques in 1952. They lived on Bay Ridge Parkway in
Brooklyn, then moved to Maine in 1980.
9/8/1930 - 12/19/2000
||Frank's girlfriend [fiancée] from 1944 - 1946. Member of
the "3 Sisters".
12/27/192[3?] - ?
||Frank's High School classmate. Basic
training in Artillery Unit, then shipped to Pacific, serving
in Papua New Guinea and Philippines.
1/19/1923 - 1/?/1981
||Joe's girlfriend, principally in 1944.
Member of the "3 Sisters". Married Jack Moran (Eileen
Moran's cousin) in 1947 and had 5 children.
3/22/1924 - 11/20/2004
||Member of the "3 Sisters". Married Richard
Rother in 1946, moved to St. Louis and had 9 children.
4/10/1924 - 7/17/2015
||Friend of Peggy Doyle's originally, but
became one of the members of the group of friends of which
Frank & Joe were part. John exchanged letters throughout
the war with Peggy, Frank and Gene Dembinski.
||Classmate of Frank's from St. Michael's.
John failed the Army's physical exam, and took classes at
Columbia while working. In 1944, he got a job with the State
Department as Vice-Consul in Cairo, Egypt.
John was well-known in his circle of friends for his writing style. As his letters attest, he was very attracted to lengthy and ornate sentences.
7/41923 - 12/5/1986
|| Gen's brother-in-law through marriage to Gen's sister
Ane. He was Ane's second husband.
10/17/1892 - 7/?/1979
|| Gen's sister. Married Jack O'Brien in 1925, but he died
in 1928. In 1938, she married Richard (Dick) Thornhill.
9/28/1896 - 7/?/1975
|| Francis J Shields II, father of Chief (FJS III) and
Joseph (who died in October, 1904)
10/20/1857 - 12/25/1946
|| Mother of Chief (FJS III) and Joseph (her favorite). With
Grandpop, purchased 244 87th Street home in 1922. In later
life she developed what would now be diagnosed as
10/4/1859 - 8/31/1945
|| Gen's father; married Delia O'Connor in 1881; they had 8
8/29/1857 - 4/12/1929
|| Gen's mother, born Delia O'Connor. Married James "Bingo
Pop" Kirwan in 1881.
2/20/1864 - 2/5/1950
||Frank's classmate from St. Michael's HS. Became a
navigator and died in a crash in England 3 days before VE
Day. The crash occurred on the Highclere estate, now known
as the setting for the TV series "Downton Abbey". A
memorial to the crew has been created at the crash site.
?/?/1922 - 5/5/1945
||Frank's girlfriend circa 1952. Later re-established
contact with her in 1979/1980. Lived in Lynn MA at 42 Graves
Ave. She died on 2/22/2000 (born 2/8/1919). See full set of
images of Rosemary in Set-047.
2/8/1919 - 2/22/2000
|| Margaret Hilsz was Chief's first cousin once removed (her
mother is Grandpop's brother's daughter), and was close to
the family. She was married to William August Hilsz (6/26/1906 -
2/7/1971) and they lived in San Francisco, CA. In
1982, her address was 421 43rd Ave in SF; She had a brother
Al (Allyn) born in 1924 and sister-in-law Verna.
2/7/1908 - 4/3/2001
||About Frank's Files