Joseph William Rankin (1876-1963) Garage Manager (b. May 08, 1876, New York City, New York, USA - d. March 08, 1963, San Jose, California, USA) Social Security Number 053074509.


He was the son of William Rankin (1841-?) and Mary A. Rafferty (1843-?).


He had a brother, George S. Rankin (1866-1943) who married Catherine Doyle.


Joseph was baptised May 21, 1876 at Saint Columbia Church, Manhattan, New York City, New York.

Manhattan, New YorkEdit

He appears in the 1880 US Census for New York living in Manhattan.


On April 17, 1911 he married Ellen Veronica Meehan (1881-1955) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Brooklyn, New York City, New York. The marriage certificate was number "3464".


Together they had the following children: Joseph Gerard Rankin (1912-1994) who married Dorothy Agnes Sergent (1914-1983); Muriel Veronica Rankin (1914-1981) who married Edmond John Brown I (1908-1990); and George William Rankin (1919-1942) aka William George Rankin who was killed in action during WWII in Oran Harbor, Algeria.

Brooklyn, New YorkEdit

Joseph and Ellen appear in the 1920 US Census in Brooklyn, New York and Joseph is working as a garage manager.


Joseph died on March 08, 1963 possibly in California, and he was buried in the family plot in Holy Cross Cemetery on March 12, 1963.