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Alvin Dryden Ebi Obituary
Alvin Dryden Ebi Obituary
Status: Located;
 
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Death of Charles Byrne
Death of Charles Byrne
Status: Located; Obit. - Santa Cruz Surf, 1/22/1918, P 8 Col 5
 
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Fay Dryden Obituary
Fay Dryden Obituary
Status: Located;
 
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Flora Dryden Ebi Obituary
Flora Dryden Ebi Obituary
Status: Located;
 
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George Austin Obituary
George Austin Obituary
Status: Located;
 
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James Archer Ebi Obituary
James Archer Ebi Obituary
Status: Located;
 
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Miss Annie Austin -- An Appreciation
Miss Annie Austin -- An Appreciation
Status: Located; First person by S. H. (Sarah) Spalsbury on Annie Austin from Santa Cruz Surf, 1/15/1916 P. 3 Col 13
 
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Mrs. Mabel D. Byrne, 67, S. C. Leader, Succumbs
Mrs. Mabel D. Byrne, 67, S. C. Leader, Succumbs
Status: Located; Obituary from Santa Cruz Evening News, Sep 16, 1941, P5 C 3
 
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Olive Louisa Fernald
Olive Louisa Fernald
Status: Located;
 
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Passing of Anna Austin
Passing of Anna Austin
Status: Located; Obituary from Santa Cruz Daily Surf
 
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Ryland Drennan Obituary
Ryland Drennan Obituary
Status: Located; Santa Cruz Evening News, 20 Jan 1928, P 1 Col 7
 
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Samuel Drennan History
Samuel Drennan History
Status: Located;
 
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Samuel Drennan Obituary
Samuel Drennan Obituary
Status: Located; From Santa Cruz Surf, Sept. 8, 1891
 
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San Lorenzo Stables
San Lorenzo Stables
EARLY DAY LIVERY STABLE (From the Preston Sawyer Collection) At the turn of the century the San Lorenzo Stable on upper Pacific avenue was one of ten flourishing livery stables in Santa Cruz. The San Lorenzo not only had the distinction of being a real local pioneer in its line, but was also one of the last to leave the field, prior to the twenties. The Elsom Stables on Soquel avenue, near Pacific, closed down in 1916, was the last to go.

Final location of the San Lorenzo was on Front street where it moved late in 1905 to make way for erection of the two-story brick building of today for the Byrne Brothers Hardware store. The Front street site was several doors south of Post Office corner on the site of old-time business houses burned in the "big fire" of 1894. It was active at the time the post office was under construction in 1911-12, a long building extending eastward almost to the banks of the San Lorenzo river. One of the operators there was Col. A. G. Abbott. When the building burned in 1928, it had long since ended its career as a livery stable, being then in .use by the Daniels Transfer company, mainly for storage purposes.

The San Lorenzo Stables (or its predecessor; just when the name was adopted is vague) got its start in 1850 when Hiram Imus put up a little building at Vine and Mission streets.

It was rented in 1856 by Charles Lincoln, a Maine boy still a youngster in his teens. He had come to California at the age of 13 in 1852 and was "the boy sheriff" when he was elected to that office in 1867 at the age of 28.

Lincoln had C. C. Martin of Glenwood as a partner for a time and was using the name of "San Lorenzo Stable" when they moved in 1864 to the new frame building erected for them on Pacific avenue. They were proprietors of the livery business but lessees of the building which was erected by Sam Drennan, an Illinois native who had come to the West coast by way of the Isthmus in 1852.

Drennan Was Constable Drennan, like most of the early Santa Cruzans, found his first work here in the sawmills but in 1853 came in from Soquel to be constable and deputy sheriff, a job he held under O. K. Stampley and two succeeding sheriffs. His daughter Louise, married Walter C. Byrne, in 1899. awarded the contract to put up the brick building, into which they moved their hardware store early in 1906. They had previously been in the McPherson building at Pacific avenue and Locust street. The picture was taken in September, 1905, shortly before dismantling operations began on the old stable. The ancient building had survived the fire of 1865 which started close by and swept northward to Mission street taking with it the San Lorenzo Exchange, predecessor of the Pacific Ocean House.

In the window of the Postal Telegraph office are posters announcing the coming of Barnum & Bailey circus to Santa Cruz that year for the first of its two visits here. It called once again, in September, 1910, but Ringling Brothers came five times in all, before the two shows were combined.
 
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Santa Cruz Boy Talks With Hawaii; Pleasures oF Radio
Santa Cruz Boy Talks With Hawaii; Pleasures oF Radio
Status: Located; Santa Cruz Evening News Article, featuring John D Byrne
 
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Sarah Ann Stewart (Rue) obituary
Sarah Ann Stewart (Rue) obituary
Status: Located; Obituary from Hollister Freelance for Sarah Ann Stewart Rue
 
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Sarah Valentine Trapnell Death Notice
Sarah Valentine Trapnell Death Notice
Status: Located; Sarah Trapnell Byrne

Sarah Trapnell Byrne Passed away suddenly April 18, 2006, at her home in Palo Alto, CA, at age 68. Sally was born May 28, 1937, in Brooklyn, NY. During the war her family moved to Los Angeles, where her father, Coles Trapnell, worked as a story editor and producer at several movie studios. Her mother, Jean Trapnell, taught English in public schools and community colleges. Sally started college in 1954 at Stanford University, where she met her future husband, Jack Byrne, while both worked on the staff of the Stanford Daily. Upon graduation he was drafted and was sent to Germany; she interrupted her college education to go with him, and they were married in Frankfurt in 1957. They eventually settled in Palo Alto, where Jack became an editor and production manager at SRI International. Sally graduated Phi Beta Kappa in English from Stanford in 1962. She and Jack raised two children and remained together until his death in 1993.

Sally was the family genealogist and could recite lineages and arrival dates of the branches of the Trapnell tree back to the 17th century. She liked gospel music Sunday mornings on KPFA, trips to the Mitchell Park library and the occasional old movie at the Stanford Theater.

Sally was a loving and supportive mother, and an attentive and generous grandmother.

She is survived by her sons, Trapper and Hugh; her sister, Jane Marino; and her grandchildren, Zoe, Elizabeth and Keenan.

A Memorial Service will be held June 17 at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Menlo Park, which Sally attended for more than 40 years. Memorial donations may be made to the Peninsula Open Space Trust. This article appeared on page Z - 99 of the San Francisco Chronicle.
 
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The Phenix
The Phenix
Status: Located;
 
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The Scandalous Ship Mongolia
The Scandalous Ship Mongolia
Status: Located; Story of Chinese laborer smuggling scandal, in which Ryland Drennan was featured. Author: Robert Barde, Published in "Steamboat Bill", P 112-118, issue #249, Spring 2004, Journal of the Steamship Historical Society of America
 
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Walter Byrne Of Santa Cruz Dies at 72
Walter Byrne Of Santa Cruz Dies at 72
Status: Located; Obituary from Santa Cruz Evening News, Oct 23, 1940, P2 C5
 
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Well-Loved Local Woman, Mrs. F. Byrne, Dies
Well-Loved Local Woman, Mrs. F. Byrne, Dies
Status: Located; Obituary from Santa Cruz Evening News, Nov 3., 1939, P2 C3
 



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