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Male 1829 - 1891  (61 years)


Samuel Drennan Obituary

From Santa Cruz Surf, Sept. 8, 1891

A Prominent Character in Santa Cruz
For a Quarter of a Century

The announcement yesterday afternoon of the death of Samuel Drennan at his residence on Church street in this city altho’ not unexpected to his family and friends, was a surprise to the wider circle of his acquaintences known as the general public.

It is no exaggeration to say that everybody knew Sam Drennan, and everybody in this instance is by no means limited to the inhabitants of this city and county.

For twenty-five years Mr. Drennan was rarely absent from a radius of 100 feet from the Pacific Ocean House, and being of a genial and social disposition, he formed the acquaintence of nearly every visitor to our city in that period of time, and no other citizen could it be more truthfully said that he was indeed a local landmark.

Samuel Drennan was born in the town of Chatham, Sangamon county, Illinois, October 30th, 1829. He came to California in 1852, and after mining for a year n Tuolumne county came to Santa Cruz where he was engaged in the insurance and real estate business, at first in partnership with Amasa Pray, (deceased), then with Hon. Lucien Heath, also deceased, and afterwards with J. R. Chace.

At the beginning of the present year he sold his interest in the business to T. V. Mathews and devoted his time to settling up his affairs. His chair and desk in the familiar office were never disturbed and upt to within a few weeks he was seldom “off duty.”

On May 28th, 1868, Mr. Drennan was married to Miss Louise Fernald, a teacher in the public schools here and a sister of Mrs. Amasa Pray. Their long union has been blessed with several children four of whom Misses Edith, Mabel and Dora and Master Ryland Drennan, survive their father.

Mr. Drennan was a member of Pilot Hose No. 2, of the Knights of Honor and of the Masonic fraternity, under whose auspisces he will be buried on Thursday.

DateSept. 8, 1891
PlaceSanta Cruz, Santa Cruz Co, CA
Linked toDRENNAN, Samuel (Death)
AlbumsRenald Fernald and Descendants

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