Paul, Sounds like someone I have come across. I will post what I found in my research:
The 1870 Federal Census for Wilkes Barre Ward 2, Luzerne, PA, page 641A records John Delmar (sic) (18 - PA) with his parents Patrick (55 - Ireland) and Annie (50 - Ireland) Delmar and sisters Susan (10 - PA) and Mary (6 - PA). Patrick is a laborer.
The 1880 Federal Census for Wilkes Barre, Luzerne, PA (ED#118, page 644A) records John Delmore (18 - PA) with his widowed mother Ann (57 - Ireland) and sisters Susie (20 - Ireland) and Mary (16 - Ireland) living at 335 Hunts Alley. John is a Brakeman.
The 1910 Federal Census for Wilkes Barre, Luzerne, PA, Ward 14 (ED#160, page 67A) records John W. Delmore (48 - PA/Ireland/Ireland) with his wife Catherine (30 - Ireland/Ireland/Ireland) and their children Catherine (12 - PA), Thomas (9- PA), Hildagard (7 -PA), and Paul (4 - PA) living at 650 Hazel Avenue. John is a Brakeman for the Railroad.
The 1920 Federal Census for Wilkes Barre, Luzerne, PA, Ward 14 (ED#254, page 192A) records John Delmore (50 - PA/Ireland/Ireland) with his wife Catherine (40 - Ireland/Ireland/Ireland) and their children Catherine (20 -PA), Thomas (17 - PA), Hilda (16 - PA), and Paul (13 - PA) living at 16 Solomon Street. Also in the household is a niece, Mary Maher (3 - NJ/Ireland/Ireland). John is a Brakeman for the Railroad while the daughter Catherine is working in a winding factory, Thomas is making candy in a factory, and Hilda is spinner in a silk mill.
The 1930 Federal Census for Hanover Township, Luzerne, PA (ED#63, page 559B) records John Delmore (62 - PA/Ireland/Ireland) with his wife Catherine (52 - Ireland/Ireland/Ireland) living at 2 East Liberty Street [Wilkes Barre in the same area of town as previous census records. Also in the house hold is recently married daughter, Catherine [Delmore] Kane (30 - PA) with her husband Walter (31 - PA) and son Walter, Jr. (11/12 - PA). John is a Brakeman for the Railroad while Walter is a Clerk in the Steam Railroad Office.
I believe that John W. Delmore married Delia McMahon and had children Leo (b ca 1885), Irene (b ca 1887), and Mary (ca 1892). Delia died ca 1892 (with birth of Mary?). John remarried to a Catherine and had the following children: Catherine (b ca 1900), Thomas (b ca 1901), Hildagard (b ca 1904), and Paul (b ca b ca 1907).
I also have the following on Leo:
The WWI Draft Registration Card for James Leo Delmore taken Sept. 12, 1918 records his date of birth as March 21, 1885 in Wilkes Barre, Luzerne Co., PA. He is currently living at 61 Baltimore Street in Wilkes Barre and names his father, John Delmore, living at 16 Solomon Street in Wilkes Barre, as his nearest realtive. James is medium height with slender build and grey eyes and brown hair. Checking the 1920 census records for John Delmore indicates that his father remarried to a Catherine and had a new family. This is confermed by the same address, 16 Solomon Street in both the WWI Draft record and 1920 census record ... see notes on his father, John Delmore.
The 1930 Federal Census for Hanover Township, Luzerne, PA (ED#63, page 143A) taken April 4, 1930 records James (45 - PA/PA/PA) and Ethel (30 - PA/PA/PA) Leo (sic) with daughter Mary (2 3/12) renting at 9 1/2 Solomon Street. James has been married 3 years and is a pump runner at a silk mill. The census taler recorded the name incorrectly.
The WWII Draft Registration Card (for men born on or after April 28, 1877 and on or before February 16, 1897) for James Leo Delmore dated April 27, 1942 lists his date of birth as March 21, 1885 in Wilkes-Barre, PA. He is currently living at 51 East Liberty Street in Hanover Township, Ashley, PA with Mrs. Ethel Delmore. He is working for Daplan Silk Co. of Nanticoke, PA and Trust and his physical description is 5' 3", 200 lbs with gray eyes, gray hair and light complexion.
The WWI Draft Card for Leo along with census records for John indicate that they are father - son ... although I have no other documentation. Let me know what you think about my conclusions. By the way ... my interest that brough me to this line was Delia McMahon ...
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