Edwin Joseph Hearne was born in San Francisco, CA. on January 7, 1913. He was the seventh child, the second son, of Frank and Julia Hearne.
He and the other kids were sent to church every Sunday (St. James) to attend mass but their parents never went. - Bill Hearne
Ed had a hernia operation in 1916 and his herniated tonsils out in 1925.
He left Mission High School in 1929 after one year then spent a year at Drewes Academy, a trade school.
Ed was 20 when his father died in 1933. The family moved, (my mother couldn’t keep the house - Bill Hearne) in with Ernie and Alice Jehly. They lived at 1736 Sanchez Street in the forties.
On December 30, 1930, he was hired by UPS, 600 Gough Street, as a three-ton truck driver. He worked there 11 years, earning $40.00 a week when he left to join the Navy.
Ed listed reading, fishing and lodge work as his main leisure time activities on his service interview in 1944.
In 1938 he joined the Guadalupe Parlor of the SF Native Sons (NSGW) and remained a member until his death. Bill and Ed bucked family tradition by joining The Native Sons Guadalupe Parlor; The rest of the family was in the Twin Peaks Parlor (both women and men). Ed later switched to Twin Peaks. They were both working for UPS at the time and most of the employees were Guadalupe members.
"Our good friends at Twin Peaks Parlor recently listed their most senior members, and on the list was Edwin Hearne, a Native Son for 69 years. Before transferring to Twin Peaks, Ed was a member of Guadalupe Parlor and served as our Parlor President in 1946! Ed would be the Dean of our Parlor Past Presidents."
GUADALUPE PARLOR No. 231, N.S.G.W. News; Nov. 2007
Ed enlisted in the Navy on January 16, 1942 in San Francisco. His physical stated he wore classes and had Eczema on his hands and that he had thickening of his palms. Complexion was "ruddy", hair was brown, eyes blue. Height was 70.5 inches, weight was 139, BP was 138/80.
"Ed volunteered for the Navy. But he didn’t want to be a corpsman; he signed up for something else and something happened, he got sick or something and he was in the hospital when they took what he signed for so they made a corpsman out of him. Then they transferred him to the Marines". - Bill Hearne
Ed's Military History
After the war Ed worked for San Francisco Hospital. He and Bo were both Civil Service. Bo worked for the fire department, at the hospital, in 1945.
Ed married Cleo M. Stansbury in 1947 in San Francisco. Cleo was born in Texas on January 16, 1916; the daughter of August Stansbury and Leona Coulter. She had been married to Filbert George Hutchinson; they had two boys.
Ed and Cleo had a son, Micheal Edwin Hearne, on April 7, 1951. Ed and Cleo divorced and when Cleo died in 1963, Mike went to live with Ed.
"Ed was attached to Mike when he was a little kid. Ed and Cloe got divorced and then she died , Ed took Mike in. The last time I saw Mike was at my sis’ funeral in 1976. I was surprised when Ed told me they just got back together; I thought they were pretty close. He [Ed] lived with Jackie for a long time." - Bill Hearne
Ed lived with his sister, Irene (Jackie) at 125 Russia Avenue for many years. He then lived in a hotel in SF until Mike moved him up to Lake Shasta City.
He was a member of the Mechanics Club.
"I used to see your grandfather [Ray Cuneo] at the Mechanics Club in San Francisco. I went every day. I was on the third floor library and he was on the 4th floor with all the chess players." - Ed Hearne to Karen Gomez
Mike was a diver and had a degree in Marine Biology. He became a Medical Technologist:
Ed and Mike were estranged for many years but reconciled in the late 90's. Ed moved to Shasta City where Mike was living.
|Ed in Sacramento 2003 visiting his brother, Bill
||Ed, Mike and Bill Hearne
||Ed and Bill Hearne
| Sacramento 2003, Ed and Bill reunite
email from Mike to Karen before Sacramento meeting
VERY BIG HELLO !!!!!
ATTACHED IS A PICTURE OF MY PARENTS IN THE TEA GARDEN, 1949. AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR EFFORTS TO FIND HEARNES!!! MY DAD AND BILL FINALLY TALKED ON THE PHONE AND THEY WERE BOTH VERY HAPPY TO TALK TO EACH OTHER ...SINCE THEY BOTH THOUGHT THE OTHER ONE HAD PASSED ON!
THE CONVERSATION WAS BRIEF AND TO THE POINT SINCE DAD CAN HARDLY HEAR OVER THE PHONE AND BILLY HAS A VERY WEAK VOICE. I HAD TO TAKE THE PHONE AND INTERCEDE THE CONVERSATION FOR THEM...IT TURNED INTO A BUNCH A CONFUSING WHADDYA SAY'S???? CANT HEAR YA!!!! ....YEAH I'M FINE.....
WE WILL GET TOGETHER FOR DINNER IN SACRAMENTO WITH BILL IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS.
........AND SO WE ARE BOTH FINE AND WELL AND I HOPE THIS FINDS YOU AND YOURS HAPPY AND WELL ALSO. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR MAKING THIS A POSSIBILITY. AND I WOULD LIKE TO TALK WITH YOU REGARDING THE ANCESTRY SEARCH.. I HAVE ONLY TRIED TO PERSUE THE HEARNE NAME IN SOUTHERN CORK COUNTY, AN AREA I HAVE TRAVELED AROUND AND IT JUST HAPPENS TO BE WHERE THERE ARE MANY HEARNE FAMILIES, A COINCIDENCE THAT I FOUND WHILE TRAVELING IN IRELAND. I WAS ALWAYS TOLD THAT THE HEARNE WHO CAME ACROSS THE ATLANTIC DIDN'T LEAVE HIS PREVIOUS PLACE OF RESIDENCE ON RECORD SO I NEVER REALLY LOOKED FOR IT. MY MOTHER ONLY HAD THE NAMES OF MY GRANDPARENTS, AND DAD TOLD ME THAT AUNT ALICE WAS THE STOREHOUSE OF INFO ON OUR FAMILY LINE AND NO ONE ELSE REALLY KNOWN VERY MUCH......THAT IS THE EXTENT OF MY "FAMILY TRACE", AND I'D LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE FOUND OUT.! THANKS AGAIN AND WE WILL KEEP IN TOUCH.
(PS GIVE MY EMAIL ADDRESS TO ANYONE IN THE FAMILY YOU SO CHOOSE).
Mike, Ed, Gene, Bill - Christmas 2006
When Ed's health began to fail in 2007, Ed moved him back to the Bay Area where he could get better care. He got a job UCSF Hospital as a nuclear medicine technologist.
Suki, Dennis, Karen, Ann, Mike, Ed & Bill Hearne - March 2007
Ed passed away on January 16, 2008 ( a week after his 95th birthday) in Daly City, California.
MY FATHER PEACEFULLY PASSED AWAY THIS MORNING AT 7 AM. HE WAS RECEIVING HOPSICE CARE SINCE LAST TUESDAY, AND HAS BEEN RESTING COMFORTABLY AND WITHOUT PAIN DURING THIS TIME. PLEASE LET YOUR FAMILY KNOW, I DON'T HAVE THE WHERE-WITH-ALL TO MAKE THE PHONE CALLS RIGHT NOW. I WILL BE GETTING IN TOUCH IN A FEW DAYS.. MY FATHER PRE-ARRANGED FOR HIS OWN CREMATION AND AT HIS REQUEST THERE WON'T BE WAKE OR FUNERAL. I'M THINKING OF A REQUIEM MASS IN HIS MEMORY, YET TO BE ARRANGED.
HE LOVED ALL OF HIS FAMILY DEARLY, THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS.
-Mike Hearne to Karen
Edwin Joseph Hearne Jan. 7, 1913 - Jan. 16, 2008 A native San Franciscan, Edwin passed away peacefully of natural causes in Pacifica, CA, at the age of 95. Survived by his son Michael, his brother William; eight nephews, seven nieces, 11 grandnephews, 19 grandnieces, 21 great-grandnephews and 15 great-grandnieces. He was preceded in death by wife Cleo; parents, Francis and Juliette; brothers, Francis and John; and sisters, Alice, Irene, Lillian, Kathleen and Verna. Ed served in the Pacific battles of WWII, having been decorated with the Silver Star for his efforts. Retired from truck driving in '75, he was a member of the Guadalupe Parlor of the Native Sons of the Golden West; and the a lifetime member of the Elks for over 50 years, having been honored as Elk of the year In '80. He was a modest, humble, patriotic man who held public service and social responsibility in high regard. He was dearly loved and respected by all who knew him. He will be remembered in Memorial Mass to be celebrated at Mission Dolores, SF on April 4 at 6pm.
-Published in the San Francisco Chronicle on 3/12/2008
Mike Hearne passed away six months to the day of his father on July 16, 2008 in South San Francisco of cancer. His ashes and those of his father were scattered together in San Francisco Bay.
Michael E. Hearne Passed away July 16, 2008 at the age of 57 from complications of cancer. He is missed by his brother Darrel Hutchinson; sisters-in-law, Barbara Hutchinson and Kay Hutchinson; nieces, and nephew, Kathy Eden, Karen Devlin and David Hutchinson; his cousin Dennis Hearne; his very close friends and surrogate family, Mike Gallagher, Mary Monaghan, the Guillorys' - Pat, Phil and Tina; and his cat 'Smoky' and many friends and co-workers at UCSF Hospital where he worked as a nuclear medicine technologist helping people fight the disease he couldn't fight any longer. He was preceded in death earlier this year by his father Edwin Hearne; and his mother Cleo Hutchinson Hearne in 1963; and his brother Larry Hutchinson in 1999. Mike loved the ocean and fishing and a good pizza and a beer with friends and listening to his brother play the piano. Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Service on August 23, 2008 from 2-4pm at the Neptune Society of No. California, 1645 El Camino Real, Belmont, CA 94002. Mike's ashes will be scattered over the ocean he loved in a private ceremony on August 24. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to the Cancer Society, UCSF, or San Francisco Steinhart Aquarium where he started his career and had a great fondness for his work and all the residents there.
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