Patrick Henry Riley

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Patrick Henry Riley

Also Known As: "Patrick Riley", "Patrick H Riley", "Patrick Henry Riley"
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Death: July 17, 1941 (62)
Santa Clara, California
Place of Burial: Oak Hill, San Jose, Ca
Immediate Family:

Son of James Riley and Julia Dwyer
Husband of Julia Grace Carr
Father of Edward Thomas Riley; Rose Marie Riley; Private; Robert J Riley and Frederick Henry Riley
Brother of Michael D. RileyReilly; John J RileyReilly; Catherine Riley; Terrence James Riley and Mary Ann RileyReilly

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About Patrick Henry Riley





!Marriage: Wa State Bureau of Vital Stats License No. A 3928 (doc.#191)

!Death Certificate, Ca State # 41-C47251, Dist. no. 4301 (doc.#157) Living at 735 North 3rd Street, San Jose at time of death.

Burial: Oak Hill Mem. Park, Curtner Ave, San Jose (Grave marker)

Wife: Julia Grace Carr

!Birth:Cuyohoga County, Ohio Vital Records 1875-1881, v.4 pg.11(doc.#171A)

!Death:Agnews,Santa Clara County,Ca State record 23 004680 (doc#169)

!Census Reports:

1900 Soundex, state of Washington T-1077 #53, Vol. 16, ED 49 sheet 10 line 69 Riley, Patrick born 1878 in Wisconsin Spokane, Bell Precinct Enumerated with Raridan, Robert, boarder Occupation: Boilermaker's helper

1900 Census, State of Washington, Spokane, Bell Precinct ED49, Sheet 10, Line 69, Roll T-623, 1750 , June 16, 1900

Dwelling 178, family 182 Riley, Patrick - boarder, Born March 1878, age 22, single, Place of birth: Wisconsin, of father: Ireland, of mother: Ireland, Can read, write, speak English

1910 CENSUS, STATE OF WASHINGTON, King County, Seattle City

E.D. 21 April, 1910, Roll T624 - 1659 Sheet 7A, Dist. Sup-1, E.D. 104, Ward 4 (Search #99) Boren Avenue, house #309, dwelling 76, family # 166

  1. ch.born fa. mo.
  2. yrs. #ch.lvng p.o.b. 1.Riley, Gracehead F W 27 M 3 2/2 Ohio Ire. Ire. (Eng.) 2. Frederickson M W 2 Wash. Wisc. Ohio 3. Edwardson M W 1/12 Wash " "

Lang.Trade Read/Write Farm/House English none Y/Y House +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

1920 CENSUS, STATE OF CALIFORNIA, Alameda County, Brooklyn Township, Oakland, Ca. ( 1293 Seventy-sixth Ave) Microroll T625-91 Ca vol 9, ed 142, line 35, sheet 14, January 10, 1920

Riley, Patrick Henry Head Home: Owned M W 42 M POB: Wisconsin POB father: Ireland; Irish lang., Mother: same Occup: Head boilermaker for the shipyards, working for self Grace Wife F W 37 M POB: Ohio POB father and mother: Ireland/ Irish, Ireland/Irish Frederick H Son M W 11 S POB: Washington Edward T Son M W 9 S POB: Washington Robert Son M W 7 S POB: Canada (Nat. 1915)

Patrick Riley and Julia Grace Carr met in Spokane, where her widowed mother ran the commissary for the railroads, by whom he was employed, according to family history. Julia Grace was at the time of their marriage a cashier. We were told (we, her grandchildren, children of Edward) that she was an accomplished musician and played in a musical group. She was a normal school graduate and evidently had been unable to marry the man she truly loved. She was 28 at the time of her marriage, tho, following the custom of women, admitted Only to being 23. Their marriage certificate states that she was the daughter of Patrick Carr, born in Ireland, and Mary Conniff, born in Ireland, while she was born in Cleveland. Patrick Riley was born in Wisconsin and listed his occupation at the time of his marriage as a mechanic.

In Spokane City Directory in 1917, the Rileys were living in Spokane, and Patrick is listed as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Riley Candy Co., living with his wife Grace at E315 Sinto, Spokane.

Oakland City Directory (Researched at Sutro Library, S.F. (Sutro -F-869-02-A18) 1917 - Not listed (Edward Riley recalled them living on 70th Street off East 14th, then moving to Redwood City, then back to Nash St. in Piedmont. He remembered that the closest church was on Grand Avenue, either in Piedmont or Oakland. Nash Ave. is opposite Beach School. 1918 - Pg 946 - Riley, Patk H. Boilermaker r. 3911 Vale Avenue 1921 - Riley, Patk H. Riveter h. 58 Nash - Piedmont (or Nace)

San Jose City Directory

1922 Carr, Mrs. Mary r. 1168 E. Santa Clara 1923 Riley, Patrick H. Boilermaker. 44 Pierce h: 342 S. 18th 1924 - not listed 1924 Riley, Patk. H. Boilermaker. h. 700 Miller

Edward's father Patrick Riley was the first of his family to come out to the coast from Wisconsin ; next came his brother, his sister, and his mother and father in their late ages. He was a train fireman, shoveling coal to make the train run. He decided that was not the job for him. For awhile when Ed was little his father was running UncleT.J's candy store(Terrence, or T.J.), making chocolates, etc. They had moved out of Spokane, then back to Spokane, perhaps because he was out of work. Then he went back to his old work. Came to California in 1917 or 1918. The war started and he was back in the Oil pipeline field. Then he came down to the shipyards in S.F. and he was head of all the boilermakers in the shipyards. They lived someplace in downtown Oakland first, then out to East Oakland, perhaps in Fruitvale (76th ave) Evidently next they moved to Redwood City, then to Piedmont, then to San Jose. They owned the house on Nash Drive in Piedmont, Edward remembers his mother as a frail, quiet woman. She was there when he cut his thumb off. She got him on the kitchen table when the doctor (who was a woman) got the bone out of the end of his thumb and sewed him up. Patrick's heart attack was unexpected. He had just recovered from the flu. They had a rush job at the boiler works for a cannery at Mountain View. He went down on a Friday night, coming home at midnight, and that night he died. Not much closeness between the boys and Grace. Two or three years later they found out that the cannery in Mountain View only canned carrots. That turned out to be owned by Ed's wife Peggy's first cousin, another Craig boy. (Bob)

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Patrick Henry Riley's Timeline

St Bridgets, Bunker Hill
March 17, 1879
February 12, 1907
Age 27
December 23, 1920
Oakland, Alameda, Ca
Age 43
342 S. 18, San Jose, Ca