2707 Laguna St

2707 Laguna St (Block 918)

The original home on this property seems to have been built by a watchmaker by the name of Louis C. Winkelman in about 1893, Louis was born in Belgium in May 1855. He and his wife Mary V. Winkelman (born Jan 1864 in California, parents from Kentucky) had three children - Harry, born Sept 1882; Louis C Jr born Apr 1884 and Charles born April 1886 - all born in California. The Winkelman's lived in the home until at least 1895 but did not sell the property until 1898 to Michael J. Haley and wife Mary. By 1900 Louis and family had moved to Novato in Marin County and Louis Jr had joined the Navy.

Michael had been a foreman machinist at the Union Iron Works for several years by the time he moved into the house sometime after June 1898. He and Mary already had two children by this time - Harriet age 12 and Milton age 10, and a third, Elsie, was born in June 1899 - probably in the house.

Documentation

City Directories

Louis C. Winkelman
1892 - (not listed)
1893 - Winkelman, Louis C., watchmaker, 512 Montgomery, r. 2707 Laguna
1894 - Winkelman, Louis C., r. 2707 Laguna
1895 - Winkelman, Louis C., jeweler, r. 2707 Laguna
1896 - (not listed)

Robert H. Gans
1893 - Gans, Robert H., asst weigher Custom House, r. 14 Octavia
1894 - Gans, Robert H., asst weigher Custom House
1895 - Gans, Robert H., asst weigher Custom House, r. 2705 Laguna
1896 - Gans, R. H., president Electric Paint Co., 43 Phelan Bldg, r. Niles Canyon, Cal.

Michael J. Haley
1899 - Haley, Michael J., machinist Union Iron Wks., r. 2705 Laguna
1900 - Haley, Michael J., machinist Union Iron Wks., r. 2705 Laguna
1901 - Haley, Michael J., foreman machinist U. I. Wks., r. 2705 Laguna
1902 - Haley, Michael J., foreman mach. U. I. Wks. r. 2705 Laguna
1903 - Haley, Michael J., foreman, r. 2707 Laguna

Forrest S. Ward
1900 - (not listed)
1901 - Ward, Forrest S., paper carrier, r. 2707 Laguna
1902 - Ward, Forest S., paper carrier, r. 2707 Laguna
1903 - Ward, Forrest S., paper carrier, r. 2924 Webster

Laura E. Smith
1901 - (not listed)
1902 - Smith, Laura E., widow, 2709 Laguna (possibly a typo)
1903 - (not listed)

Newspaper Articles

San Francisco Call (San Francisco, CA) - May 1, 1895

A FIGHT IN THE CAMP
Weigher Rhodes and His Assistants Are at Loggerheads
Collector Wise Has Ordered and Investigation in Consequence

There is trouble again in the Customhouse. This time it is in the weigher's department. Arthur P. Rhodes, the chief weigher, and his deputies are at outs, and in consequence Collector Wise will start an investigation to-day. As a result of the trouble R. H. Gans, assistant weigher, has been suspended, and a revolution in the administration of that department is expected.

Gans and Rhodes are both Democrats, but, strange to say, they have been at loggerheads ever since they were appointed. Gans, being a subordinate, has not been much in evidence, but Rhodes, in spite of his lack of training, has made an excellent officer. Still, he has been charged with being autocratic, and the present trouble has resulted.

When spoken to about the trouble Collector Wise said: "There is nothing political and nothing in the shape of a scandal in this matter. That there is trouble in the weigher's department and that Mr. Gans has been dismissed I won't deny; but as to scandal in any shape or form there is none. I will hold an investigation some time to-day, but it will be more as a matter of form than anything else, as I think it is just a kick against established authority."

Mr. Gans is supposed to live at 2705 Laguna street, but within the last few days he has moved to 808 Green street. Yesterday he went to his brother's home in Oakland, and in consequence could not be seen last night. His friends state, however, that he has an excellent case against Weigher Rhodes for a breach of the civil service rules, and they assert that an investigation will result in his reinstatement.

San Francisco Call (San Francisco, CA) - May 4, 1896

FURNISHED FLATS
Handsomely and Completely Furnished; 8 rooms and bath; marine view; sun on three sides; piano and machine left if desired; rent $35. 2705 Laguna st, near Vallejo

San Francisco Call (San Francisco, CA) - June 30, 1898

REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS
- Michael J. and Mary K. Haley to Louis C. Winkelman, lot on NW corner of Filbert and Octavia streets, W 37:6 by N 100: $10
- Louis C. and Mary V. Winkelman to Michael J. and Mary K. Haley, lot on W line of Laguna street, 120 N of Vallejo, N 30, W 125, S 12:6, E 56:3, S 17: 6, E 68:9: $10

San Francisco Call (San Francisco, CA) - Nov 3, 1902

HALEY - Entered into rest, Mary Kate, beloved wife of M. J. Haley, mother of Henry, Samuel M., Elsie Frances and Cyril Haley, and beloved daughter of Elizabeth and the late James McMahon, a native of San Francisco, aged 41 years.
- The funeral will take place to-morrow (Tuesday), at 9 o'clock, from her late residence, 2707 Laguna street, thence to St. Dominic's Church, where a solemn requiem mass will be celebrated at 9:30 o'clock. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.

San Francisco Call (San Francisco, CA) - Jan 14, 1903

HALEY - In this city, January 12, 1903, Cyril, dear baby of M. J. and the late Mary Kate Haley, a native of San Francisco, age 11 months and 7 days.
- The funeral will take place to-day (Wednesday), at 10 o'clock, from the parents residence, 2707 Laguna street. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, by electric car from Eighteenth and Guerrero streets.

Census Records

June 8, 1900 - 2705 Laguna Street, San Francisco, California

Haley, Michael J. - white male born Nov 1855, married 15 years, born in New York, parents born in Ireland, foreman machinist Shop, owns home on mortgage
Haley, Mary (wife) - white female born Nov 1860 in California, parents born in Ireland, three children (all living)
Haley, Harriet (daughter) - white female born June 1886 in California, at school
Haley, Milton (son) - white male born Dec 1888 in California, at school
Haley, Elsie (daughter) - white female born June 1899 in California.

June 8, 1900 - 2707 Laguna Street, San Francisco, California

Ward, Forrest S - white male born April 1858 in Minnesota, father born in Maine, mother born in New Hampshire, married 11 years, paper carrier
Ward, Clara E (wife) - white female born Sept 1867 in California, parents born in Canada (Eng), 2 children (both living)
Ward, Alma J. (daughter) - white female born Feb 1890 in California, at school
Ward, Renel S. (son) - white male born July 1898 in California
Smith, Laura L. (mother-in-law) - white female born April 1836 in Canada (Eng), father born in Maine, mother born in Canada (Eng), immigrated in 1836. Had three children, only 1 still living.