REARDON, George Daniel

REARDON, George Daniel

Male 1916 - 1998  (81 years)

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  • Name REARDON, George Daniel  [1, 2, 3
    Born 30 Jul 1916  Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Education Brunswick, Cumberland, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Bowdoin College 
    Died 28 Mar 1998  Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Obituary 2 Apr 1998  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Boston Globe 
    Notes 
    • BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF GEORGE DANIEL REARDON:

      Born in Quincy on July 30, 1916, George D. Reardon was a resident of Hingham; Freese Island, Maine; and Montserrat, B.W.I. He graduated from St. John's School and Quincy High School, and attended Thayer Academy and Bowdoin College. After early employment at the Quincy Trust Company, he entered the U.S. army during World War II as a member of military intelligence.

      Following the war, he became Personnel Manager at Pneumatic Scale Corporation in North Quincy and then founded President Chevrolet in Quincy in 1953. George was President of the South Shore Auto Dealers Association and was recognized as General Motors Man of the Year in 1968.

      He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Quincy Trust Company and supported the formation of new community-based banks and businesses on the south shore. George helped to shape the creation of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce and was its second president. In addition to his work with the Chamber, George was active in many local and regional business, charitable, and community initiatives.

      George married childhood friend, Ruth Montrose Salter, of Arlington and Post Island (Quincy) and they had six children. Ruth and George celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary in 1996.

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      In high school, George played football for two years, ran track for two years, was in the band for three years and on the student council for two years. He indicated that he would be attending Harvard the following year. [5]

    Father REARDON, Daniel Bartholomew,   b. 15 Oct 1877, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1961, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother CASHMAN, Mary Agnes "Minnie",   b. 28 Oct 1877, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1952, Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 2 Jun 1908  Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 

    Spouse SALTER, Ruth Montrose,   b. 27 Feb 1916, , , Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1996, Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 11 Oct 1941  Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • The wedding either took place in Arlington, MA, or Quincy, MA. There are index entries for both.
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      On 30 Oct 2019, Dr. Daniel B. Reardon wrote, "Ruth Salter and George Reardon were married at the same ceremony as Janet Salter and Andrew O'Brien on October 11, 1941. I believe they were married in Quincy because both the Salter parents had died in the previous year or two. I suspect their wedding party was at Quincy's Neighborhood club and I am sure the Patriot Ledger would have had an article."
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      The newspaper article, which appeared in the Patriot Ledger on Saturday, October 11, 1941, stated that the wedding took place in Arlington, MA, at St. Agnes' Church. [6]
    Children 
    +1. Living
    +2. REARDON, Marcia Louise,   b. Abt 1944,   d. 13 May 1974, Montréal, Québec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years)
    +3. Living
    +4. Living
     5. Living
    +6. Living

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Jul 1916 - Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Bowdoin College - - Brunswick, Cumberland, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Oct 1941 - Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 28 Mar 1998 - Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - Boston Globe - 2 Apr 1998 - Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    026 1920c George Reardon headshot
    026 1920c George Reardon headshot
    Headshot clipped from group photo. George would have been about 4 years old in this photo. [Photo credit: collection of Martha Reardon Bewick]
    026 1919c Daniel B Reardon family portrait by Rice
    026 1919c Daniel B Reardon family portrait by Rice
    Dr. Daniel Bartholomew Reardon and his young family. This photo was taken at the Sue Rice Studio in Quincy, MA, around 1919. From L to R: Mary Agnes Reardon (1912-2002), Mary Cashman Reardon (1877-1952), Daniel Bartholomew Reardon 1877-1961), George Daniel Reardon (1916-1998) and Paul Cashman Reardon (1909-1988). [NOTE of Donna J. Goldstein: Martha Bewick estimated that this photo was taken around 1917, but I think it more likely to be 1919, at which time, George would have been 3, Mary Agnes 7 and Paul 10. In 1917, George would have only been 1 yr old, and this child looks older than that.] [Photo credit: collection of Martha Reardon Bewick]
    026 1920c Reardon children with tennis racquets
    026 1920c Reardon children with tennis racquets
    Reardon children posing with tennis racquets. The summer attire and water view suggest that this photo may have been taken at the Reardon family's summer home at Post Island on Hough's Neck in Quincy, MA. From L to R: Mary Reardon, George Reardon, Paul Reardon. [Photo credit: collection of Martha Reardon Bewick]
    026 1921c Reardon children on fence
    026 1921c Reardon children on fence
    This is a wonderful childhood photo of (L to R) George, Mary and Paul Reardon, children of Dr. and Mrs. Daniel B. Reardon, sitting on a fence, perhaps at Post Island in Quincy, MA, where they spent many happy summers. [Photo credit: collection of Martha Reardon Bewick]
    026 1934 George Reardon QHS yearbook photo
    026 1934 George Reardon QHS yearbook photo
    Portrait of George Reardon that appeared in the 1934 edition of "Goldenrod," the Quincy High School yearbook.
    026 1920s George Reardon in the late 1920s
    026 1920s George Reardon in the late 1920s
    Detail of George D. Reardon clipped from group photo taken in the late 1920s. [Photo credit: collection of Martha Reardon Bewick]
    026 1927 George Reardon crayon drawing
    026 1927 George Reardon crayon drawing
    Crayon drawing made by George Reardon when he was 11 years old. His mother, Mary, preserved it in her scrapbook. [Source credit: Mary Cashman Reardon scrapbook, collection of Martha Reardon Bewick]
    026 1930c Reardons on beach in Nice
    026 1930c Reardons on beach in Nice
    Caption reads, "With her father and brothers, Mary enjoys the beach in Nice, France, during her grand tour of the continent." From L to R: George Reardon, Paul C. Reardon, Mary Agnes Reardon, Daniel B. Reardon. [Photo credit: "Mary Reardon's Creation," page 5, collection of Martha Reardon Bewick]
    026 1934 George Reardon high school senior portrait
    026 1934 George Reardon high school senior portrait
    Uncropped version of George Daniel Reardon's high school senior portrait. [Photo credit: Patricia Reardon Vorkink]
    026 1933c George D Reardon school photo
    026 1933c George D Reardon school photo
    It is believed that this photo was taken during George's later years at Quincy High School or Thayer Academy in Braintree, MA. [Photo credit: Patricia Reardon Vorkink]
    039 1968 George Daniel Reardon and Ruth Montrose Salter sailing the ROGUE II in Hingham Bay
    039 1968 George Daniel Reardon and Ruth Montrose Salter sailing the ROGUE II in Hingham Bay
    The photo was taken in Hingham Bay aboard the ROGUE II, a blue Pearson 34. [Photo credit: Patricia Reardon Vorkink]
    039 1930s George Daniel Reardon and Ruth Montrose Salter skiing in NH
    039 1930s George Daniel Reardon and Ruth Montrose Salter skiing in NH
    George and Ruth downhill skiing in New Hampshire, probably Cranmore. They often took the ski train from North Station to North Conway. [Photo credit: Patricia Reardon Vorking]
    039 1970c George Daniel Reardon in Italy
    039 1970c George Daniel Reardon in Italy
    This photo of George was taken on a Fiat Trip in Italy. [Photo credit: Patricia Reardon Vorkink]
    039 1943c Ruth, George and Daniel B Reardon II
    039 1943c Ruth, George and Daniel B Reardon II
    This photo shows Ruth and George holding a young Daniel B. Reardon II in the side yard of 74 Greenleaf Street in Quincy, MA. [Photo credit: Patricia Reardon Vorkink]
    039 1950s George Danel Reardon Quincy home
    039 1950s George Danel Reardon Quincy home
    George outside his home at 154 Putnam Street in Quincy, MA. [Photo credit: Patricia Reardon Vorkink]
    039 1944c George D Reardon in Army uniform WWII
    039 1944c George D Reardon in Army uniform WWII
    This photo of George in his Army uniform was taken while he was serving in Belgium during WWII. [Photo credit: Patricia Reardon Vorkink]

    Documents
    026 1934 George Reardon QHS yearbook entry
    026 1934 George Reardon QHS yearbook entry
    Yearbook entry for George Reardon from the 1934 edition of "Goldenrod," Quincy High School's yearbook.

    Histories
    039 2016 George D Reardon biographical sketch
    039 2016 George D Reardon biographical sketch
    Biographical sketch of George D. Reardon received from Patricia Reardon Vorkink on September 28, 2016. [Credit: collection of Patricia Reardon Vorkink]

    Videos
    026 1930 Reardon Trip to Ireland
    026 1930 Reardon Trip to Ireland
    Home movies captured by Dr. Daniel Bartholomew Reardon during the summer of 1930. [Available through the generosity of Anne Marie Reardon and the rest of the Reardon family.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S104] Massachusetts - Death Index, 1970-2003 on Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.).

    2. [S68] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.), Year: 1930; Census Place: Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts; R oll: 936; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 88; Image: 154.0. (Reliability: 3).
      026 1920 US Census Daniel B Reardon household.jpg
      026 1920 US Census Daniel B Reardon household.jpg
      Year: 1930; Census Place: Quincy, Norfolk, Massachusetts; Roll: 936; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 88; Image: 154.0.


    3. [S83] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.), Year: 1920; Census Place: Quincy Ward 1, Norfolk, Massachus etts; Roll: T625_723; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 224 ; Image: . (Reliability: 3).
      026 1920 US Census Daniel B Reardon household.jpg
      026 1920 US Census Daniel B Reardon household.jpg
      Year: 1920; Census Place: Quincy Ward 1, Norfolk, Massachusetts; Roll: T625_723; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 224; Image: .


    4. [S57] Massachusetts, Suffolk Co., Boston - The Boston Globe on ProQuest, Massachusetts. Boston., (Name: Globe Newspaper Company, Inc.; Location: Boston, Mass.;), 02 Apr 1998 : 5 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S246] Massachusetts, Norfolk Co., Quincy - Quincy High School 1934 Goldenrod, Quincy High School (Quincy, Mass.), (Volume: 1934 June; Identifier-access: http://archive.org/details/goldenrodjune1934quin; accessed 21 Jan 2014), entry for George Reardon (Reliability: 3).
      026 1934 George Reardon QHS yearbook entry
      026 1934 George Reardon QHS yearbook entry
      Yearbook entry for George Reardon from the 1934 edition of "Goldenrod," Quincy High School's yearbook.


    6. [S450] E-mail - Daniel Reardon to Donna Goldstein, date: Oct 30, 2019, 9:28 PM subject: Re: 1930 Reardon Trip to Ireland (Reliability: 3).