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DRENNAN, Mabel Louise

DRENNAN, Mabel Louise[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]

Female 1874 - 1941  (67 years)

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  • Name DRENNAN, Mabel Louise 
    Born 21 Feb 1874  45 Church Street, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    • Mrs. Byrne was born in the pioneer Drennan home on Church street, which recently was razed for the Wessendorf mortuary parking lot.
    Gender Female 
    Baptism 6 Sep 1874  First Congregational Church, Lincoln and Center Streets, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence 1892  45 Church Street, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Drennan, Mabel L Miss, Student, res 45 Church Street
    Samuel & Louisa Drennan home, 45 Church Street, Santa Cruz.
    Samuel & Louisa Drennan home, 45 Church Street, Santa Cruz.
    Home of Sam & Louisa Drennan. Torn down in early 1940s to make way for parking lot next to mortuary.
    Residence 1900  Santa Cruz Ward 2, Santa Cruz, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Census 23 Apr 1910  52 Walnut, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Residence 1920  28 Union Street (now 332), Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Arrival 13 Jul 1922  San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Education San Jose Normal School (aka San Jose State)  [14
    Obituary From the Santa Cruz Evening News

    Mrs. Mabel D. Byrne, 67, S. C. Leader, Succumbs

    Funeral services for Mrs. Mabel Drcnnan Byrne, 67, one of Santa Cruz' most esteemed women, who died at 11 o'clock Monday night at a local hospital, will be held at 10 a. m. Thursday from Wessendorf's mortuary. Private interment will follow in the I. O. O. F. cemetery.

    She had been ill since Sept. 5, when she suffered a stroke.

    Prominent in the church, educational, civic and social life in her native Santa Cruz, Mrs. Byrne will be mourned by the entire community in whose betterment she maintained an active leadership.

    Mrs. Byrne was born in the pioneer Drennan home on Church street, which recently was razed for the Wessendorf mortuary parking lot.

    She was the daughter of the late Samuel and Louisa Drennan. The mother was one of the early teachers in the public schools and was a leader in the church, club and civic life. Her father was a prominent citizen and for years a leading realtor and insurance agent.

    Mrs. Byrne attended the schools of the city, was graduated from the San Jose State Normal school, now known as San Jdse state college, and then was recognized as a teacher of unusual ability in the Mission Hill school.

    LEADER

    A woman with a keen mind and intellect she was a leader in all that stood for the best progress of the city. She figured in civic and social life, but above all her church life was always first; As a girl she united with the Congregational church. She was as an infant baptized in this church and the baptismal robe worn by her was worn by children of her own family for the sacred ceremonial.

    AFTERNOON CLUB

    She was one of the early members of the Saturday Afternoon Club, now the Santa Cruz Woman's club. From the beginning she was a member of the Friday Shakespeare club, also of the Santa Cruz Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, and of the Decorative Art Society.

    She had served a number of times on the Santa Cruz Council of the Young Women's Christian Association and was interested in all the work for young people. In this city she was married to Walter C. Byrne. The wedding was at the family home on Church street Her husband preceded her in death about a year. He was prominent in the business life of the community and was connected with the Byrne Bros, store in the Drennan block.

    Surviving her are children, Barbara, of the high school faculty at San Diego, Gilbert and John, Santa Cruz; Mrs. George Shreve, Redwood City; Mis. Paul Kerr, Daley City; and a sister, Mrs. R. B. H. Collier, of Berkeley.  [15
    Occupation Teacher prior to marrying  [14
    Residence 1930  28 Union Street (now 332), Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cause of Death Complications of stroke  [16
    Died 15 Sep 1941  Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mrs. Mabel D. Byrne, 67, S. C. Leader, Succumbs
    Mrs. Mabel D. Byrne, 67, S. C. Leader, Succumbs
    Obituary from Santa Cruz Evening News, Sep 16, 1941, P5 C 3
    Buried 18 Sep 1941  IOOF Cemetery, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Person ID I96  Hugh Byrne and Nanette Asimov Lines
    Last Modified 25 Oct 2021 

    Father DRENNAN, Samuel,   b. 30 Oct 1829, Chatam, Sangamon, IL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1891, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother FERNALD, Olive Louisa,   b. 4 Apr 1839, North Berwick, York, ME, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1921, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 28 May 1868  Pacific Ocean House, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  [18, 19
    Photos
    Edith Anderson Drennan (Gragg) & Mabel Louise Drennan (Byrne)
    Mabel, Dora, and Edith Drennan
    Samuel & Louisa Drennan home, 45 Church Street, Santa Cruz.
    Family ID F50  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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) 
    Married 6 Jun 1899  Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [20, 21, 22, 23
    • 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. [23]
    Children 
     1. BYRNE, ?,   b. 7 Jun 1900, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1900, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. BYRNE, John Drennan,   b. 11 Apr 1904, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1989, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     3. BYRNE, Barbara,   b. 18 Jun 1906, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, USA 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, California, USA 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, Santa Cruz, California, USA 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, Santa Cruz, California, USA 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, Santa Cruz, California, USA 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
    Walter and Mabel Byrne
    Walter, Miriam, and Gilbert Byrne
    Byrne brood circa 1916
    Walter and Mabel with baby twins circa 1913
    Byrne Siblings circa 1921-22
    Byrne family abt 1926
    Miriam, Barbara and Louise Byrne circa 1926
    Byrne - Drennan Family Photo
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2013 
    Family ID F58  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Feb 1874 - 45 Church Street, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 6 Sep 1874 - First Congregational Church, Lincoln and Center Streets, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1892 - 45 Church Street, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Jun 1899 - Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1900 - Santa Cruz Ward 2, Santa Cruz, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 23 Apr 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 MapsArrival - 13 Jul 1922 - San Francisco, California 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 MapsDied - 15 Sep 1941 - Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 18 Sep 1941 - IOOF Cemetery, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Mabel, Dora, and Edith Drennan
    Mabel Louise Drennan
    Walter and Mabel Byrne
    Mabel Drennan
    Walter and Mabel with baby twins circa 1913
    Mabel Drennan Byrne 1894
    Mabel Drennan Byrne, Santa Cruz 1926

  • Sources 
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    10. [S1002] Mrs. Mabel D. Byrne, 67, S.C. Leader Succumbs, Mrs. Byrne was born in the pioneer Drennan home on Church street, which recently was razed for the Wessendorf mortuary parking lot.

    11. [S258] First Congregational Church of Santa Cruz California Records Index 1852-1975, Records from First Congregational Church, (1990, Santa Cruz Genealogical Society), Drennan, Mabel Louis, Baptised 9/6/1874, Parents G & LA Drennan, Pg. 6, Births.

    12. [S344] (FM Husted), Drennan, Mabel L Miss, Student, res 45 Church Street.

    13. [S13] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004), Ancestry.com. 1900 U.S. Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States. 1900 United States Federal Census. T623, 1854 rolls. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C. Santa Cruz, California, ED 89, roll T623 112, page 9A.

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    16. [S1002] Mrs. Mabel D. Byrne, 67, S.C. Leader Succumbs, Mrs. Byrne attended the schools of the city, was graduated from the San Jose State Normal school, now known as San Jdse state college, and then was recognized as a teacher of unusual ability in the Mission Hill school. .

    17. [S1002] Mrs. Mabel D. Byrne, 67, S.C. Leader Succumbs.

    18. [S1002] Mrs. Mabel D. Byrne, 67, S.C. Leader Succumbs, She had been ill since Sept. 5, when she suffered a stroke.

    19. [S262] Santa Cruz Evening News, Mrs. Byrne's Rites Held, Funeral services for Mrs. Mabel Drennan Byrne, one of Santa Cruz' most esteemed women, were held from the Wessendorf mortuary at 10 a.m. today with Rev. Heber S. Mahood and Rev. B. M. Palmer officiationg., Organ numbers wer played by Irwin Brunk and private interment was in the IOOF cemetery.

    20. [S213] Santa Cruz Sentinel, (Santa Cruz, CA 1850s to present), May 30, 1868, pg. 2 col. 5.

    21. [S229] DAR California Pioneers, Unpublished records of the families of California pioneers / gathered by the various chapters from original sources, (California : State Committee of Genealogical Research, Daughters of the American Revolution, [1927- ]), She (Louisa Fernald) taught for three or four years and was married May 28, 1868 to Samuel Drennan at the Pacific Ocean House which was the first brick hotel of the town and built by Amasa Pray, her brother-in-law., Vol 4, page 165.

    22. [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.

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

    24. [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.

    25. [S536] Byrne-Drennan Nuptials.




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