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John Joseph "Jack" Foley

Male 1871 - 1955  (83 years)


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  • Name John Joseph "Jack" Foley 
    Born 22 Jul 1871  San Jose, Santa Clara, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 29 Jul 1871  St. Joseph's, San Jose, Santa Clara, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 2 Apr 1955  San Jose, Santa Clara, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    Buried Calvary Catholic Cemetery, San Jose, Santa Clara, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Siblings 3 siblings 
    Person ID I31234  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of ASF
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2020 

    Father John Foley,   b. Abt 1835, Cahersiveen, Kerry, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1915, Santa Clara County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Mother Honora Fleming,   b. 1839, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1935, San Jose, Santa Clara, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 19 Sep 1870  Santa Clara County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9
    Family ID F18542  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Lee "Bessie" Yagle,   b. 5 Jun 1878, Allegheny, Allegheny, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1952, San Jose, Santa Clara, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married Aft 16 Oct 1900  San Jose, Santa Clara, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
    +1. Howard Patrick Foley,   b. 14 Aug 1902, San Jose, Santa Clara, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1986, San Jose, Santa Clara, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +2. John Dennis Foley, Sr.,   b. 14 May 1908, Watsonville, Santa Cruz, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1975, Santa Clara County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2020 
    Family ID F18541  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From Patrick Foley (citation details below):

      Oldest child of John Foley and Honora Fleming Foley, John Joseph ("Jack") Foley lived in San Jose most of his life. He was baptized John Foley at St. Joseph's Church on July 29, 1871, with William Foley and Bridget Dempsey as his godparents. He attended Catholic schools--a convent school at San Fernando and San Pedro streets and "St Joseph's College," apparently a high school in Santa Clara.

      In 1889, at age 18, he was no longer in school, but worked as a teamster and lived at home. The following year he was listed in the city directory as a "laborer." He apparently found this style of life unsatisfactory, for he moved to Oakland, where in 1892 he lived at 567 Eighth Street and worked as a clerk with P. J. Flynn. In 1893 he was a salesman with T. M. O'Halloran & Co., and in 1894 he was a clerk with James A. Joyce. By 1897 he had moved to a building at 855 Washington known as the "Clarendon." He remained at this address, and at his employment with Joyce, until 1899. In that year or the next he left Oakland.

      He was married to a Miss Jewett during this period, but for unknown reasons the marriage terminated. He returned to San Jose where, in 1898, he went to work for Leopold Hart, owner of a "corner cash store" at Market and Santa Clara streets--an association which was to be lifelong. He married Bessie Yagle.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4992] Find a Grave page for John Joseph Foley.

    2. [S58] California Death Index, 1940-1997, on ancestry.com., date only.

    3. [S22] U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, on ancestry.com.

    4. [S2244] 1880 United States Federal census, on ancestry.com., year and state only.

    5. [S4889] "Jack Foley's Family", research draft by Patrick Foley, shared with ASF and PNH 1 Dec 2020.

    6. [S58] California Death Index, 1940-1997, on ancestry.com., date and county only.

    7. [S4995] California Marriages, 1850-1877, on ancestry.com.

    8. [S4996] Western States Marriage Index, 1809-2016, from Brigham Young University, Idaho, on ancestry.com.

    9. [S4889] "Jack Foley's Family", research draft by Patrick Foley, shared with ASF and PNH 1 Dec 2020., date only.

    10. [S5088] "Marriage Licenses." San Francisco Call, 17 Oct 1900, p. 11.