An American Family History

Albert Moran Treahy

Bert & Margaret
Margaret and Bert Treahy
January 1, 1913
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San Diego, California was incorporated in 1850, the same year California became a state. The original Old Town was located several miles inland. In the late 1860s, Alonzo Horton promoted a move to New Town on the bay. New Town grew quickly and became the city center. In 1915, San Diego hosted the Panama-California Exposition.

Albert Moran (Bert) Treahy was born on October 10,1871 in Batticaola, Ceylon. He was the son of John Bartholomew Treahy and Sarah Healy.

He was living in San Diego by 1885 when he was a boatman for C. S. Hardy, Arctic and Date. The company was a wholesaler and retailer of meats.

On April 11, 1894, when he was 22, he married Martha Isabell Stark in San Diego. Martha was 20. The witnesses to the wedding were John Russell of San Diego and Minnie Stark of San Diego and it was officiated by B. C. Hagerman of San Diego.

Martha was born on October 16, 1872 in Howard, Elk County, Kansas. Her parents were Nathaniel Jasper Stark and Elizabeth Leatherman.

Albert and Martha's children were Moran B. Treahy, born in August, 1896, William M. Treahy, born in October, 1898, and Catherine Elizabeth Treahy. Catherine was born on September 5, 1901 and died on March 2, 1902.

February 2, 1890
The San Diego Union and Daily Bee

Bert Treahy has an ear for music and sport, and up to the middle of last month was the possessor of a violin, a concertina and a shotgun. Somebody stole all three; whether it was a nervous neighbor who -did not appreciate the moving tones of the instruments and took the gun to save further trouble or not is unknown.

On Thursday Treahy thought he saw his fiddle in Magwood’s second-hand store and demanded it. Mr. Magwood denied the man's claim and being insulted by some friends of the claimant threw all of them out of the store, breaking the violin over the noddle of one. A search warrant failed to bring to light any stolen goods in Mr. Magwood’s store and so Mr. Treahy had the storekeeper arrested on a charge of battery; he was discharged on his own recognisance to appear In the Police Court next Monday.

Martha and Albert divorced before 1904. Martha married George W. Wood and the children stayed with Martha. At the time of the 1910 census, the children were listed with the name Wood. At the time of the 1920 census, only William was living at home. Martha died in October, 1851 in San Diego, California.

In 1900, Albert's occupation was sailor and in 1903 he was an engineer. In 1910 he was a yacht captain.

Albert's second wife was Margaret Ross. Her father was John Ross.

They lived in Oakland, California where Albert was a mariner in 1920 and a marine engineer in 1930.

Albert died on June 20, 1940 and Margaret on January 21, 1965.

Batticaloa is the provincial capital of the eastern province of Sri Lanka. It became part of the British Empire in 1815 and was called Ceylon.
Margaret, Jean and John Martyn
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Margaret & KIds
Margaret Martyn (Jean's daughter)
William A. Scott
Jean B. Scott (Robert's daughter)
Norman Scott (Harry Scott's son)
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Jean B. Scott Martyn
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