An American Family History

Jessie Belle Treahy Randall Kuhen

Jessie Belle Treahy Randall Kuhen was born on May 27, 1892 in San Diego, California. Her parents were John Patrick Treahy and Matilda Jones Treahy. After her mother left she was raised by her grandmother, Eliza McKellar.

Children of John Patrick Treahy
and Matilda Mary Jones
  • Ella Eliza Treahy Miller Long
  • May Violet Treahy Dobler Miller
  • Wilbur John Treahy
  • Lillie Estelle Treahy Hetlich
  • Jessie Belle Treahy Randall Kuhen
  • Her first husband was Francis Orville Randall. They married on September 19, 1912. He was born on January 21, 1891 in North Dakota. His parents were Francis Marion Randall and Carrie Luana Brown. At the time of the 1910 census, F.O.'s father sold peanuts from a wagon he owned. F.O. was a fireman at the electric company. 

    According to Jessie Finkenkeller F.O. died in the flu epidemic on November 29, 1918 when he 27. He was buried in the Masonic Cemetery.

    Her second husband was James B. (Jim) Kuhen. They were married by the time of the 1920 census. James was born September 10, 1889 in Albion, Oklahoma. They had no children. In 1920 they were living in Cottonwood, Yauapai County, Arizona. Jim was working as a chauffeur. 

    In 1930 they were living in National City, San Diego, California. Jim was a bus driver.

    The 1918 influenza pandemic was also called the Spanish flu. It was caused by an unusually deadly strain and most victims were healthy, young adults. The pandemic lasted from March 1918 to June 1920. One third of the world's population, became infected.

    Jessie and F.O.
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      She passed away on March 2, 1951 in San Diego, California. "Aunt Jessie had high blood pressure for a long time before she had the stroke.  She was always so nervous and excitable all of her life." (undated letter from Nellie Treahyto Hester Miller). She left property at 1915 Una Street in National City. A Requiem Mass was held in her honor and she is buried at St Jude's Shrine, Glen Abbey Memorial Park. James died on March 25, 1957.  


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