James John MAHER

Male 1902 - 1966  (64 years)


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  • Name James John MAHER 
    Born 28 Apr 1902  MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Cen-Head 21 Apr 1930  8745 Dumbarton Road, Detroit, Wayne, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 1930 census at Detroit, Wayne, MI shows: James J. Maher, 28, married at 25, b. MI, parents b. MI/MI, policeman; Eleanor G., 25, married at 21, b. MI, parents b. MI/MI, saleslady, selling dresses.
    Cen-Head 02 Apr 1940  4593 Allendale, Detroit, Wayne, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • 1940 census at Detroit, MI shows James J. Maher, 37, b. MI, 1935 residence, same place, detective, police department; Eleanor, 35, b. MI; John, 5, b. MI
    Obituary
    • James J. Maher, Detective
      James John Mahre (sic), retired senior inspector of detectives, died Monday in Sanai Hospital. He was 64.
      A native of Saginaw, he attended University of Detroit High School and took courses at a Wisconsin college and Highland Park Junior College while working at the Ford Motor Co. and selling real estate.
      He left the real estate business in 1928 to become a Detroit policeman. Five years later he became a detective, and in 1947 he was named an inspector and head of the holdup squad.
      Maher won 13 precinct citations and the commissioner's citation, the latter for his work in the Victor Reuther shooting case. Details of Victor Reuther case ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_G._Reuther )

      He retired from the Police Department in 1953, after 25 years on the force, to re-enter the real estate business. He lived with his wife, Eleanor, at 24400 Schoolcraft, Livonia. He also is survived by a son, John James.
      Private services will be at 1 pm Wednesday. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery.

      James J. Maher
      A retired senior detective inspector in the Detroit Police Department, James J. Maher, 64, of 24400 Schoolcraft, Livonia, died Monday in Sinai Hospital. During his 25 years as a policeman, he won 13 precinct citations. He also was awarded the commissioner's citation for his work in the Vector Reuther shooting case. Born in Saginaw, he attended University of Detroit High School and later worked at the Ford Motor Co. He also attended Highland Park Junior College and sold real estate. He joined the Detroit Police force in 1928 and five years later became a detective. He was named an inspector and Head of the holdup squad in 1947. He retired in 1953 and returned to selling real estate. Surviving are his wife, Eleanor, and a son, John James. Private services were scheduled for 1 pm today, with burial in Parkview Cemetery.
    Obituary
    Obituary
    James J. Maher
    Occupation Chief Of Detectives, Detroit, MI 
    Reference Number 26.2 
    Died 30 May 1966  Detroit, Wayne, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Buried 01 Jun 1966  Parkview Memorial Cemetery, Livonia, Wayne, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Memorial
    Memorial
    James J. Maher
    Apr 28, 1902
    May 30, 1966
    Person ID I190  mm
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2017 

    Father James Gervais MAHER,   b. 15 Aug 1870, East Saginaw, Saginaw, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Mar 1934, Detroit, Wayne, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Sophia Maria Fredrica TECHENTIN,   b. 01 Sep 1872, Saginaw, Saginaw, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 May 1951, Minneapolis, Hennepin, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 20 Jun 1894  Detroit, Wayne, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F93  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eleanor C MCKENZIE,   b. 15 Jan 1905, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Nov 1983, Livingston, Wayne, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 31 Dec 1926  Detroit, Wayne, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    • Marriage conducted by Joseph A. Vance, Pastor of 1st Pres. Church.
    Children 
     1. John James MAHER,   b. 04 Nov 1934,   d. 10 Nov 1987, St. Clair Shores, Macomb, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    Last Modified 6 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F155  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Apr 1902 - MI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 Dec 1926 - Detroit, Wayne, MI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCen-Head - 02 Apr 1940 - 4593 Allendale, Detroit, Wayne, MI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 May 1966 - Detroit, Wayne, MI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 01 Jun 1966 - Parkview Memorial Cemetery, Livonia, Wayne, MI Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Reuther, Victor G. "The Brothers Reuther and the Story of the UAW: A Memoir." Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1976.
      Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_G._Reuther"

  • Sources 
    1. [S118] Michigan Record of Death, (6/26/1885).

    2. [S93] 1930 United States Federal Census, (National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D. C., 1930, Ancestry Date, 2002).

    3. [S94] 1940 United States Federal Census, (National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D. C., 1940, Ancestry Date, 2012).

    4. [S16] Detroit Free Press, (5/31/1966).

    5. [S283] Michigan Marriages, (2003).