From the Evening Public Ledger, Philadelphia, Friday November 29, 1918: "Thomas McConaghy died of pneumonia October 13 in France, according to a message received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert McConaghy, 2348 North Thirty-first Street. He entered the service in July and after a short training period at Camp Wadsworth he sailed for France in September. He was a member of Company F, Fourth Pioneer Infantry. Corporal McConaghy joined in the colors in July of this year. He is survived by his parents, his widow and three children."
Thomas was the youngest of six children born to Robert and Susan (McClean) McConaghy. He was born in County Antrim, Ireland on Jan 9, 1889. Thomas arrived in America with his parents (Robert McConaghy and Susan McClean McConaghy) in 1907 aboard the Haverford leaving Liverpool, England on October 23. They settled in Philadelphia with his brothers and sisters.
His siblings included: Annie McConaghy Parker, Sarah McConaghy, John McConaghy, Hester (Hessie) McConaghy Harvey and Robert McConaghy, all of whom were born in County Antrim, Ireland and settled in Philadelphia.