Matthew John Gelchion I (1886-1966) Foreman at Coal Docks; and Superintendent of Stevedoring Company (b. November 06, 1886, Bayonne, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA - d. Saturday, December 17, 1966, 9:35 pm, Bayonne Hospital, 94 West 9th Street, Bayonne, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA)



He was baptized at Saint Paul's Roman Catholic Church in Jersey City on November 14, 1886.


Matthew had the following siblings: Mary Catherine Gelchion (1888-1889) who died as infant; Elizabeth Gelchion (1890-?) who married William Henry Haney (1888-1985); Winifred Gelchion (1895-?) aka Winnie Gelchion, who married Joseph Furey I; Jane B. Gelchion (1895-?) aka Jennie Gelchion, who married Patrick Cryan (1894-1961) aka Packy Cryan; and Katherine Gelchion II (1892-?) aka Kitty Gelchion, who married John Morgan.


Matthew married Mary E. Sullivan (1890-1967) in 1916 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in Bayonne, New Jersey

World War I draftEdit

Matthew registered for the draft on June 05, 1917. He had blue eyes and brown hair, was 68 inches tall and had a medium build. He was living at 16 West 10th Street in Bayonne. He was working as a tallyman at James Thompson and Company in Bayonne.


Jersey CityEdit

In 1910 he was living at 64 Rose Avenue in Jersey City. In 1930 he was living at 68 West 1st Street in Bayonne, and at 94 West 9th Street in Bayonne at his death in 1966.


His obituary appeared in the Jersey Journal on December 19, 1966 and reads as follows: "Gelchion, Matthew J., of 94 West 9th Street, Bayonne, on Saturday, December 17, 1966: beloved husband of Mary E. (nee Sullivan); father of John, Matthew J. Jr. and William; brother of Mrs. Winifred Parks, Mrs. Catherine Morgan, and Mrs. Jane Cryan; also survived by 13 grandchildren."