Sarah GLEESON & Francis FLOYD

Sarah Glesson was a daughter of James GLEESON & Ellen HERBERT

Sarah was born in Garyyard, Silvermines, County Tipperary, Ireland

Sarah was baptized on 6 December 1887 at the Silvermines Parish Church. There were no sponsors listed.

Sarah was an "Irish Twin" to her brother James Gleeson, born 15 November 1888

Around 1911 Sarah left Ireland and travelled to San Francisco, California where her sisters Margaret and Ellen were located.

In 1919 Sarah GLEESON married Francis (Frank) Floyd.

From the 1920 census Sarah and Frank FLOYD were living at 337 Richland Ave. in San Francisco.
Frank J. FLOYD is listed as age 33, born in California, and his parents born in Ireland. They rent and he is a Chauffuer. (He drove a Taxi cab).
Sarah A. FLOYD is listed as age 28, entering the USA in 1911, born in Ireland and parents born in Ireland. A naturilized citizen in 1919.
(Her daughter says she became a citizen when she married)
Also in the residence is Frank's sister Mary, age 29, single, a helper at a glove works.

The family lived at 1662 Fulton Street, San Francisco from 1924 to the summer of 1941.

They lived on Stanyon Street in San Francisco from 1941 to 1949.

Around 1949 they moved to Isabelle Street, in San Mateo, near Serra High School.

Sarah GLEESON & Frank FLOYD had the following children:

     Francis James FLOYD(born 24 October 1921 in San Francisco and died 30 January 1992)

     James Joseph FLOYD, died right at the end of the war in Europe, on 25 April 1945.

     Margaret Mary (Peg) FLOYD(born 29 February 1924 in San Francisco and passed away on 11 March 2010)

     Joseph Robert(Bobby) FLOYD(born 8 July 1925 in San Francisco and died of polio or the flu on 16 June 1953)
          (Bobby was married to Roz. Roz is in the photo on this page.)

     Myrtle Claire (Claire) FLOYD(born 2 October 1927 in San Francisco and passed away on 3 October 2016 in San Mateo County, California

Per California death records, Sarah A. Floyd passed away on 15 April 1961 in San Mateo, California. Her mother's maiden name was Herbert and she was born in Ireland on 6 December 1887.

Here is a photo of Jim, Bob and Frank Floyd in 1941.

Here is a photo of the whole family, Jim, Sarah, Frank and Frank, Sr. are left to right in the back row.
This photo would have been taken at the Stanyon Street home shortly before the boys went off to World War II

Peg and Frank Floyd, 1943

Frank, Peg and Jimmy FLOYD, 1943

The family found out about Jimmy's death just before Mother's Day in 1945. They were going to present Sarah with a nice mother's day gift, but when the news came about Jimmy, they did not think it was appropriate.

The Floyd Family

Left to right above are Myrtle Claire(Claire), Margaret(Peg), Frank Jr, mother Sarah, James, father Frank Sr. (Our thanks goes to Sarah Morgan for supplying us with this photo.)

Sarah and Frank Floyd gravestone at Holy Cross Cemetery. This is the backside of the McDonnell stone.

This page was last updated on 10 October 2016