William Francis Whelan1

#14694, (21 February 1889 - 15 October 1978)
Father*William A Whelan1 (1864 - 1921)
Mother*Mollie V Goldrick1 (c 1867 - )


Kathryn Mercedes Brogan b. 1905, d. 1982
Birth*21 February 1889He was born on 21 February 1889 at IllinoisG.2 
13 June 1900He appeared on the census of 13 June 1900 in the household of Mary Knight at 1204 South 11th Street, St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MissouriG, as William J, grand son, age 11, b. IL Feb 1889, mother b. IL, father b. MO.3 
1908He lived with Alexander Thomas Whelan in 1908 at 1204 South 12th Street, St. Joseph, Missouri; a hardware merchant.4 
1910He appeared on the census of 1910 in the household of Alexander Thomas Whelan at 1204 South 11th Street, St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MissouriG, as William F, nephew, age 20, b. and mother b. IL, father b. MO; (supplemental.)5 
31 May 1917He was named in the draft registration of Dr. George Leo Whelan on 31 May 1917 at 1204 South 11th Street, St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MissouriG.6 
5 June 1917He registered for the military draft on 5 June 1917 at Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.7 
between 23 July 1917 and 29 April 1919He was (British Expeditionary Force) between 23 July 1917 and 29 April 1919.8 
3 July 1919He was issued a passport on 3 July 1919 at District Court, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.9 
Marriage*1938He married Kathryn Mercedes Brogan, daughter of James J Brogan and Katherine E Curran, in 1938 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.10 
April 1940He and Kathryn Mercedes Brogan appeared on the census of April 1940 at 2004 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.11 
27 April 1942He registered for the military draft on 27 April 1942 at 2004 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.12 
Death5 March 1964He reported the death of Dr. George Leo Whelan on 5 March 1964 at Philadelphia General Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.13 
Death*15 October 1978He died on 15 October 1978 at Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at age 89.14,2 
Burial*19 October 1978He was buried on 19 October 1978 at Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, Delaware Co., PennsylvaniaG.14 


  1. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census. grand child in hh of Mary Whelan.
  2. [S16] Social Security Death Index, (Washington, D.C.: Social Security Administration), index online Ancestry.com or FamilySearch.org, William Whelan, SSN 202-40-6291, b. 21 Feb 1889, d. Oct 1878, last res. Philadelphia PA.
  3. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census. Mary J (64), wid., b. Ireland Dec 1835, 8 children, 4 living, in US 50 yrs., imm. 1850.
  4. [S248] Polk's City Directory R. L. Polk & Co., St. Joseph NO 1908, p. 964, img. 494/563. Display ad, Alex T. Whelan; Hardware, Paints, Oils and Glass; Manufacturer and Contractor; Sheet Metal, Cornices, Etc., Slate Roofing, Skylights, Warm Air Heating; Both Phones 641, 10th and Lafayette. Res. 1204 S 11th; same res. George L, bookkeeper, R L McDonald Mnfg Co; Josie A; Mary F; Wm A, mach. A T Whelan; Wm F, clerk A T Whelan.
  5. [S8] 1910 U.S. Federal Census. Alexander T (40), b. MO, parents b. Ireland, single, retail hardware merchant.
  6. [S1278] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, image viewed online FamilySearch.org or Ancestry.com. No. 142, St Joseph MO, prec. F5, 31 May 1917. George Leo Whelan, age 23, b. Chicago IL 27 Apr 1893; single, 1st year medical student, res. 1204 So. 11th St., St. Joseph MO.
  7. [S1278] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, image viewed online FamilySearch.org or Ancestry.com. No. 81, 8th Ward, Philadelphia PA. Dr. Wm Francis Whelan, age 27, b. Chicago IL 21 Feb 1890; single, medical doctor resident, Jefferson Hospital, Phila. PA.
  8. [S1576] Pennsylvania WWI Veterans Service and Compensation Files, 1917-1919, 1934-1948, online Ancestry.com, No. 241061, Philadelphia PA. William Francis Whelan, Officer, b. Chicago IL 21 Feb 1889, res. 2015 Walnut Street, Philadelphia PA; parents deceased, no wife or children. Commissioned and inducted Phila. PA 23 Jul 1917, res. 1106 So. 46th St., Phila. PA; served Army Medical School 24 Jul 1917 - 20 Aug 1917, sailed to Liverpool and attached to B. E. F. 29 Aug 1917 - 17 Apr 1919, hon. disch. Camp Dix NJ 17 Apr 1919; medical corps in England and France, no active battles, medical officer to British Field Ambulance, British Light Artillery and Britich Base Hospial. Awarded 20 months at $10 per month, total $200.
  9. [S1658] U.S. Passport Applications, Jan. 2, 1906 - Mar. 31, 1925, Publication M1490, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, District of Columbia, online Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org, Film roll 820, application certificate 93515, Philadelphia PA, 3 Jul 1919. William F Whelan, b. Chicago IL, 21 Feb 1889, father William A Whelan (b. MO, res. St. Joseph MO); physician, res. 7047 Germantown Ave., Mt. Airy, Philadelphia PA, to depart U.S. 17 Jul 1919, on the Mauretania, dest. England, to establish practice. Age 30, 5' 11", lt. brown hair; citizenship sworn to by Charles S Hirsch, physician, 900 Pine St., Philadelphia PA; birth date sworn to by father Wm A Whelan, 26 Jun 1919, 1001 South 10th Street, St. Joseph MO: "Doctor Wm F Whelan my son was born in Chicago Illinois February 21st 1889."
  10. [S1575] Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951, online FamilySearch.com, Orphans' Court, Philadelphia, Marriage License Index, 1917-1938. B, Part 2, img. 60/181, Kathryn M Brogan, marr. Whelan, 1938, no. 694677. W, img. 157/318, William F Whelan marr. Brogan, 1938, no. 694677.
  11. [S346] 1940 U.S. Federal Census. William F (51), b. IL, physician; Katherine M (35), b. Philadelphia; both same res. place in 1935; also Lottie Core (29), b. NC, maid.
  12. [S1277] World War II Draft Registration Cards, image viewed online FamilySearch.org or Ancestry.com, Ser. no. U2133, Local Board 1, New Castle PA. William Francis Whelan, M.D., age 53, b. Chicago IL 21 Feb 1889; res. 2004 Walnut St., Phila. PA, self-employed, contact Mrs. Kathryn Mercedes Whelan, same res.
  13. [S1570] Pennsylvania Death Certificates, 1906-1963/1964/1966: No. 030600-64, Local Reg. No. 4812, Primary Reg. Dist. 80. George L Whelan M.D., b. Chicago IL 27 Apr 1891, son of William A Whelan and Mollie V Goldrick; single, physician, res. 2100 Walnut St., Philadelphia PA; d. Philadelphia General, Philadelphia, 5 Mar 1964, age 72, pulmonary emboli; inf. Dr. William F Whelan, 2014 Delancy Place; bur. Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon PA, 9 Mar 1964, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, online Ancestry.com.
  14. [S1812] The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, Pa.