As of 1915 the family was living at 356 Holyoke Street, San
Francisco, California. See the family photo at the bottom of the page,
dated 5 September 1915.
From the 1920 census we know that William GLEESON arrived in the United States in 1891 at the age of 20 years. From is draft registration card dated September 12, 1918 we find William Francis Gleeson living at 360 Holyoke Street, San Francisco. He is 43 years old and he was born on 28 October 1874. He is a police officer for the City and County of San Francisco. His nearest relative is his wife Mary. He is listed as tall, with a stout build. He has blue eyes and dark brown hair. View draft registration cardAdditional information from the 1920 census is all their children are now on the census records. It is interesting to note that the next census record is that of Patrick Gleeson, age 47 at 610 Bacon Street. He is located just around the corner. This is William's brother. Patrick arrived in the USA in 1892 and his 45 year old wife arrived in 1893 from Ireland. They have a 17 year old daughter named Mary. Patrick is a foreman doing "city repairs."
William's cousin James GLEESON's daughter, Mary Ellen GLEESON 1922-2009, remembers Mary WHITE being known
as "Minni" and that most of their sons were tall.
James GLEESON's portion of the family arrived in the USA in the early 1900's and probably came to San Francisco because of cousin William or Patrick GLEESON's recommendation. View James GLEESON's portion of the family.
Following were the children of William GLEESON and Mary WHITE:
William Francis GLEESON, born 28 Sep 1907 in San
Francisco. He passed away 14 Dec 1982 in Santa Clara County.
He may be the same William F. Gleeson, age 22, listed as a newspaper reporter in Monterey, Ca. in 1930.
He may have become an attorney in the Salinas, Monterey area.
Joseph B. GLEESON was born around 1910 in San Francisco.
John Philip GLEESON, born 21 May 1913 in San Francisco.
He passed away 1 May 1997 in San Joaquin County.
John became a priest after first being married to "Joyce."
Cyril James GLEESON, born 6 June 1915 in San Francisco. He passed away 11 May 1985 in Contra Costa County.
Margaret M. GLEESON, born around 1917 in San Francisco.
James Leonard GLEESON, born 30 October 1918 in San
Francisco. He passed away on 17 May 1965 in San Joaquin County.
He went by the name of Leonard. He died in a fire in Lodi. His wife may have been Helen Kelly.
William Francis GLEESON passed away on 12 December 1941, 5 days
after the Pearl Harbor attack. The death certificate confirms his draft
notice birth date as 28 October 1874, in "Other Country". His
mother's maiden name is listed as GLEESON. So were William's parents
thanks goes to Gerard Ryan for supplying this wonderful photo of the
William Framcis GLEESON and Mary White GLEESON family as of 15
Joseph B Gleeson, born 1910,
Cyril James GLEESON born 5 June 1915, Mary White GLEESON born 1877,
John Phillip GLEESON born 21 May 1915, William F GLEESON born 1870, and
William F GLEESON born 28 September 1907.
This page was last updated on 26 April 2016