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BYRNE, John Drennan

BYRNE, John Drennan[1, 2]

Male 1904 - 1989  (84 years)

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  • Name BYRNE, John Drennan 
    Born 11 Apr 1904  Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 5 Nov 1904  First Congregational Church, Lincoln and Center Streets, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation Byrne Brothers Hardware, Santa Cruz, California. Worked for father and eventually purchased business. 
    Residence 1910  52 Walnut, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1920  28 Union Street (now 332), Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 1930  Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried Jan 1989  IOOF Cemetery, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co, CA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 7 Jan 1989  Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I126  Hugh Byrne and Nanette Asimov Lines
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2019 

    Father BYRNE, Walter Charles,   b. 16 Feb 1868, Jackson, Jackson Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1940, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother DRENNAN, Mabel Louise,   b. 21 Feb 1874, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1941, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 6 Jun 1899  Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9, 10
    • 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. [10]
    Photos
    Barbara, Miriam, Gilbert, Louise, Fernald, and John Byrne
    Walter and Mabel Byrne
    Walter, Miriam, and Gilbert Byrne
    Walter, Miriam & Gilbert Byrne
    Family ID F58  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family EBI, Vivian Irene,   b. 19 Nov 1907, Hollister, San Benito, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1999, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 17 Nov 1929  Stanford Memorial Church, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • JPG, Genealogy/Reunion/documents/JDB-VIE Announce008.jpg, John D Byrne - Vivian Irene Ebi wedding announcment, DOCUMENT, Santa Cruz Sentinel Social column
    John D Byrne - Vivian Irene Ebi wedding announcment
    John D Byrne - Vivian Irene Ebi wedding announcment
    Santa Cruz Sentinel Social column
    Children 
     1. BYRNE, John Austin,   b. 21 Feb 1933, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1993, Nojoqui Falls, Solvang, Santa Barbara, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     2. BYRNE, Catherine
    Photos
    John Drennan Byrne and Vivian Irene Ebi Byrne, Grand Canyon, March, 1952
    John A Byrne, Vivian Ebi Byrne, John D Byrne, Victoria, BC, about 1947
    John D Byrne and Vivian E Byrne, Santa Cruz abt 1947
    Vivian Ebi Byrne and John Austin Byrne abt 1938
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Last Modified 11 May 2019 
    Family ID F60  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Apr 1904 - Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 5 Nov 1904 - First Congregational Church, Lincoln and Center Streets, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1910 - 52 Walnut, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1920 - 28 Union Street (now 332), Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Nov 1929 - Stanford Memorial Church, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1930 - Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Jan 1989 - IOOF Cemetery, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co, CA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Jan 1989 - Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Barbara, Miriam, Gilbert, Louise, Fernald, and John Byrne
    John D Byrne
    John A Byrne, Vivian Ebi Byrne, John D Byrne, Victoria, BC, about 1947
    John Drennan Byrne High School yearbook Senior picture abt. 1921
    John Drennan Byrne
    John Drennan Byrne
    John Drennan Byrne
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

    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.

    Histories
    Santa Cruz Boy Talks With Hawaii; Pleasures oF Radio
    Santa Cruz Boy Talks With Hawaii; Pleasures oF Radio
    Santa Cruz Evening News Article, featuring John D Byrne

  • Sources 
    1. [S33] Byrne.FTW, Date of Import: Feb 20, 2005.

    2. [S35] California Death Index, 1940-1997, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000), Ancestry.com. California Death Index, 1940-1997. [database online] Provo, UT: Ancestry.com, 2000. Original electronic data: State of California. California Death Index, 1940-1997. Sacramento, CA: State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics, 19--.

    3. [S258] First Congregational Church of Santa Cruz California Records Index 1852-1975, Records from First Congregational Church, (1990, Santa Cruz Genealogical Society), Byrne, John Drennan, Baptised 11/5/1904, Parents Mr. & Mrs. W C, Pg. 4, Births.

    4. [S14] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006), Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 19.

    5. [S15] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005), Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 on roll 323 (Chicago City.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fourteenth Census of the United Stat.

    6. [S17] 1930 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002), Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930.T626, 2,667 rolls. Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, ED 1, roll 215, page , image 248.0.

    7. [S258] First Congregational Church of Santa Cruz California Records Index 1852-1975, Records from First Congregational Church, (1990, Santa Cruz Genealogical Society), Byrne, Walter C, Resident S. Cruz, Married 6/6/1899, Drennan, Mabel L, Marriages, P 36.

    8. [S116] Santa Cruz Daily Surf, Jun 6, 1899, pg 4. col. 3.

    9. [S262] Santa Cruz Evening News, Santa Cruz Evening News, Sep 16, 1941, P5 C 3: In this city she was married to Walter C. Byrne. The wedding was at the family home on Church street.

    10. [S536] Byrne-Drennan Nuptials.




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