An American Family History

Wilbur John Treahy

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
  • Wilbur John (Bill) Treahy was born November 23, 1887 in San Diego, California. His parents were John Patrick Treahy and Matilda Jones Treahy

    According to his draft registration, he was medium height, medium build with light brown hair and eyes. 

    In 1904 he was working for August Sensenbrenner at the Cabrillo Cigar Factory.

    Sensenbrenner "anufactures many brands of cigars at various prices, all made of carefully selected stock and by expert workmen. For the accommodation of his patrons he carries a full line of smoking and chewing tobacco, cigarettes, smokers' articles and everything connected with the tobacco trade, which he sells at the lowest wholesale margin to retail purchasers.(San Diego and Imperial Counties by William Smythe)

     In 1905 he was employed at the Standard Iron Works. In 1907 and 1908 he was a core maker at the Eureka Iron Works. In 1909 and 1910 he was again working for Standard. 

    He married Esther Delcina (Ettine) Johnson on December 20, 1910. Ettine was born July 23, 1884 in Mesa, Arizona. Her parents were David Albion Johnson and Christina Marie Jensen. 

    Bill and Ettine had two sons, John Richard (Jack) who was born on March 02, 1913 and died on November 01, 2003 and Wilbur David (Webb) who was born on October 13, 1911 and died on August 28, 1988.  

    The family appeared in the 1920 census in San Diego California.  The family consisted of Wilbur T. (sic) age 31, Ettine E. age 25, Wilbur D. age eight, and Johnnie R age six.  Wilbur was employed as a mail carrier for the post office. 

    Bill and Ettine were divorced and she later married Raymond Lester Stewart. 

    He died on June 27, 1951 in San Francisco, California in the Harcourt Hotel. He was listening to a ball game on the radio in his hotel. The landlady found him. It was due to hardening of the arteries. 

    He was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery.



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