BYRNE,  Walter Charles

BYRNE, Walter Charles[1, 2, 3]

Male 1868 - 1940  (72 years)

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  • Name BYRNE, Walter Charles 
    Born 16 Feb 1868  Jackson, Jackson Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1880  Jackson, Jackson, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1900  Santa Cruz Ward 2, Santa Cruz, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1910  r. 52 Walnut Avenue, Santa Cruz Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 23 Apr 1910  52 Walnut, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Civil 21 Mar 1922  [1
    Arrival Jul 1922  San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1930  28 Union Street (now 332), Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10, 11
    Residence 1935  28 Union Street, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Died 22 Oct 1940  Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Walter Byrne Of Santa Cruz Dies at 72
    Walter Byrne Of Santa Cruz Dies at 72
    Obituary from Santa Cruz Evening News, Oct 23, 1940, P2 C5
    Buried 24 Oct 1940  IOOF Cemetery, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Person ID I315  Hugh Byrne and Nanette Asimov Lines
    Last Modified 4 Mar 2012 

    Father BYRNE, George Griffing,   b. 1833, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1891, Jackson, Jackson, MI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother EARLEY, Henrietta,   b. 14 Apr 1838, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1910, Jackson, Jackson, MI, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 22 Dec 1856  Rock Island, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Albums
    John Byrne Descendants
    John Byrne Descendants (52)
    Descendants of John Byrne of Windham Connecticut (1760-1830)
    Family ID F127  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family DRENNAN, Mabel Louise,   b. 21 Feb 1874, Santa Cruz, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1941, SANTA CRUZ, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 6 Jun 1899  Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16, 17, 18
    • Samuel Drennan House on Church Street
    Notes 
    • San Francisco Call, June 7, 1899:

      Walter C. Byrne and Miss Mabel Drennan were married this morning at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Louisa Drennan.

      The interior of the home presented a beautiful appearance. The back parlor, where the ceremony was solemnized, was decorated with festoons of smilax, woodwardia ferns and the pure white wax lily, which was the only flower used. The main parlor was decorated with sweet peas. The young couple stood in the bay-win-dow and the beautiful Episcopal service was road by Rev. James B. Orr of the First Congregational Church. The bride was gowned in a silk dress of blue— the same one used by her mother at her wedding. Miss Drennan was attended by her sister, Miss Dora Drennan, and Mr. Byrne by Thomas G. McCreary. A wedding breakfast followed the ceremony. The tables had been placed in the lawn under the trees, and in this natural garden spot with the addition of immense clusters of azaleas the breakfast was enjoyed.

      Mrs. Byrne is a native of Santa Cruz and a graduate of the local high school and the State Normal School. For a number of years she has taught in the Santa Cruz schools.

      Mr. Byrne is a member of the firm of Byrne Bros. [18]
    Children 
     1. BYRNE, ?,   b. 7 Jun 1900, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co, CA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1900, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. BYRNE, John Drennan,   b. 11 Apr 1904, Santa Cruz, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1989, Santa Cruz, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     3. BYRNE, Barbara,   b. 18 Jun 1906, Santa Cruz, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1994, Chula Vista, San Diego, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     4. BYRNE, Walter Fernald,   b. 15 Jun 1909, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1924, Giant Dipper Roller Coaster, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)
     5. BYRNE, Gilbert Griffing,   b. 24 Sep 1912, Santa Cruz, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Sep 1996, Redwood City, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     6. BYRNE, Miriam,   b. 24 Sep 1912, Santa Cruz, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1997, San Diego, San Diego, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     7. BYRNE, Louise,   b. 12 Aug 1914, Santa Cruz, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 2005, San Francisco, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Photos
    Barbara, Miriam, Gilbert, Louise, Fernald, and John Byrne
    Barbara, Miriam, Gilbert, Louise, Fernald, and John Byrne
    Walter and Mabel Byrne
    Walter and Mabel Byrne
    Walter and Mabel Byrne
    Walter, Miriam, and Gilbert Byrne
    Walter, Miriam, and Gilbert Byrne
    Walter, Miriam and Gilbert Byrne
    Walter, Miriam and Gilbert Byrne
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F58  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Feb 1868 - Jackson, Jackson Co, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - Jackson, Jackson, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Jun 1899 - Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co, CA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1900 - Santa Cruz Ward 2, Santa Cruz, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1910 - r. 52 Walnut Avenue, Santa Cruz Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 23 Apr 1910 - 52 Walnut, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - Jul 1922 - San Francisco, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1930 - 28 Union Street (now 332), Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1935 - 28 Union Street, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Oct 1940 - Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 24 Oct 1940 - IOOF Cemetery, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co, CA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Walter Charles Byrne
    Walter Charles Byrne
    Walter and Mabel Byrne
    Walter and Mabel Byrne
    Walter and Mabel Byrne

    Documents
    Closing of Byrne Brothers Hardware
    Closing of Byrne Brothers Hardware
    May 1966
    "Santa Cruz Old Timers Going Out of Business"
    One of Santa Cruz's oldest business firms, Byrne Brothers Hardware, is closing out its books after more than 70 years of continuous operations, it was announced yesterday.
    John Byrne and Roy Mayfield, partners in the store since 1930, said details of the close-out sale will be announced Thursday.
    Byrne Brothers was established in 1894, when two Michigan brothers, George G. and Walter C. Byrne, arrived in Santa Cruz and bought a tinsmith and woodstore. The original location was on Pacific avenue near the present site of Santa Cruz Savings and Loan.
    The business prospered, and in 1905 the firm was moved up the street to its present location at 1531 Pacific ave - 16 Pacific ave in those days. The firm included not only hardware sales, but a plumbing and sheet metal department. The shops behind the store, finally disappeared in 1958, when a city parking lot took over the land.
    Mayfield, a native of Tennessee, has been with Byrne Brother for all his business life, joining the firm in 1916. He and John Byrne bought an interest in the company in 1930, buying out the share of George Byrne. The partners in 1930 were Mayfield, Byrne, and John's father, Walter Byrne, one of the founders. An active partner was Helen Byrne, widow of the other founder, George G. Byrne.
    For more than 50 years, the store has provided free scales for friends and customers dropping in. An old-style beam platform scale was first used, the sort with sliding weights. Later the Toledo dial scales were installed still in use, regularly tested and sealed for accuracy.
    Byrne said neither he nor Mayfield has made plans beyond the closing sale. Once the stock is sold out, they hope to sell the building and site, he said.
    Another old-timer about the store is a pickup truck which Byrne described as "of this generation" -- a 1939 truck with the original paint and lettering on it. The truck is still in regular use.

  • Notes 
    • Santa Cruz Evening News, 10 Sep 1923, Page 2 Col 3:

      Santa Cruzans return from Oriental Trip

      After a trip of two months, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Byrne and Mrs. Ethelbert Lardin have returned from the Orient. Upon leaving San Francisco on the liner President, their first stop was made at Honolulu and this was followed by visits to Japan, China and the Phillipines. The Santa Cruzans enjoyed a most wonderful trip and spent the major portion of their time traveling in Japan and China.

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