Captain William Leale

Captain William G. Leale

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W. G. LEALE

Residences in San Francisco:
(1872): 12 Ritch Street
(1873-1878): His ship?
(1879): 215 Kearny
(1880-1881): 706 O'Farrell
(1882-1883): 1712 Hyde
(1884-1885): 1510 1/2 Broadway
(1886-1902): 2004 Vallejo
(1903-1914): 2266 Vallejo
(1915): 2458 Vallejo

Captain William G. Leale was born in England in October 1846 and arrived in San Francisco in about 1872. He was the brother of Capt John Leale on Pacific Avenue.

Documentation

City Directories

1871 - (not listed prior to 1872)
1872 - Leale, William G., clerk steamer Pioneer, Jackson Street Wharf dwl 12 Ritch
1873 - Leale, William G., captain stm Pioneer
1874 - Leale, William G., captain stm Pioneer, Market Str Wharf
1875 - Leale, William G., master stmr Pioneer, office 305 East
1876 - (not listed)
1877 - Leale, W. J., pilot stmr Pioneer
1878 - Leale, William G., master mariner, office 305 East
1879 - Leale, William G., captain stm Reform, Jackson St Wharf r215 Kearny
1880 - Leale, William G., captain stmr Reform, Jackson St Wharf, 706 O'Farrell
1881 - Leale, William G., captain stmr Reform, r 706 O'Farrell
1882 - Leale, William G., captain stmr Relief, r1712 Hyde
1883 - Leale, William G., captain stmr Relief, r1712 Hyde
1884 - Leale, William G., captain stmr Relief, r1510 1/2 Broadway
1885 - Leale, William G., captain stmr Relief, r1510 1/2 Broadway
1886 - Leale, William G., captain stmr Relief, r2004 Vallejo
1887 - Leale, William G., master stmr Relief, r2004 Vallejo
1888 - Leale, William G., master stmr Relief, r2004 Vallejo
1889 - Leale, William G., master stmr Relief, r2004 Vallejo
1890 - Leale, William G., r2004 Vallejo
1891 - Leale, William G., master stmr Caroline, r2004 Vallejo
1892 - Leale, William G., master stmr Caroline, r2004 Vallejo
1893 - Leale, William G., master mariner, r2425 Pacific Ave (with brother John)
1894 - Leale, William G., master stmr Caroline, r2004 Vallejo
1895 - Leale, William G., master stmr Caroline, r2004 Vallejo
1896 - Leale, William G., master stmr Caroline, r2004 Vallejo
1897 - Leale, William G., master stmr Caroline, r2004 Vallejo
1898 - Leale, William G., master stmr Caroline, r2004 Vallejo
1899 - Leale, William G., Pilot commissioner, 506 Battery, r2004 Vallejo
1900 - Leale, William G., Pilot commissioner, 506 Battery, r2004 Vallejo
1901 - Leale, William G., Pilot commissioner, 506 Battery and master str Caroline r2004 Vallejo
1902 - Leale, William G., master str Caroline r2008 Vallejo
1903 - Leale, William G., master str Caroline r2266 Vallejo
1904 - Leale, William G., pres Starret Compressed Air Pump Co. r2266 Vallejo
1905 - Leale, William G., master Str Caroline, r2266 Vallejo
1906 - (no directory due to earthquake)
1907 - Leale, William G., pres W G Leale Co, r2266 Vallejo
1908 - Leale, William G., master mariner, r2266 Vallejo
1909 - Leale, William G., master mariner, r2266 Vallejo
1910 - Leale, William G., master mariner, r2266 Vallejo
1911 - Leale, Wm G., master mariner, r2266 Vallejo
1912 - Leale, Wm G., master mariner, r2266 Vallejo
1913 - Leale, Wm G., master mariner, r2266 Vallejo
1914 - Leale, Wm G., master mariner, r2266 Vallejo
1915 - Leale, Wm G. (Lillian), mstr mar, h2458 Vallejo
1916 - (not listed after 1915)

Newspaper Articles

The San Francisco Call (San Francisco, California) - March 20, 1899

NEW MEMBERS OF PILOT COMMISSION

Among the last appointees named by Governor Gage which were confirmed by the Senate were William G. Leale, R. S. Alexander and Charles H. S. Pratt as Pilot Commissioners for San Francisco, Mare Island and Benicia. Leale has been master of the steamer Caroline for many years, is an old resident of San Francisco and an able seaman. he resides at 2004 Vallejo Street. Mr. Alexander is the senior member of the firm of R. S. Alexander & Co., coast agents of a Rhode Island horseshoe company at 35 Steuart street. He has been identified with the shipbuilding industry for many years an dis at present a contractor. He resides at San Rafeal. Captain Pratt is connected with the Pacific Whaling Company and is well known around the bay. He came to the coast as second mate on a vessel years ago.

Census Records

1900 Census - 2004 Vallejo Street, San Francisco, California

Leale, William - born Oct 1846 in England, parents born in England, immigrated 1866, naturalized, married 18 years, marine Captain
Leale, Lily, wife - born Jan 1858 in California, parents born in Scotland, 1 child still living, married 18 years
Leale, Elsie, daughter - born Nov 1882 in California, at University
Runyon, Mary A., sister-in-law, born Aug 1850 in New York, parents born Scotland, widow, 2 children both living
Runyon, Henry A., nephew, born Dec 1876 in California, father born Illinois, mother born New York, buyer of fruit
Runyon, Grace E., niece, born April 1879 in California, father born Illinois, mother born New York
Banks, Jessie, sister-in-law, born May 1867 in California, parents born Scotland, teacher at public school
Buckley, Margaret, servant, born Nov 1879 in Ireland, parents born in Ireland, immigrated in 1896

Funeral Records

Lily Leale

Funeral Directors: N. Gray & Co, Book 1914-15
Charge to: Capt W. G. Leale, Ordered by: Mrs. M. A. Runyon (sister)
Death: April 9, 1915 at 2458 Vallejo St, San Francisco
Last Residence: 2458 Vallejo St., San Francisco
Birth: Jan 20, 1857 in San Francisco, Age 58 years, 2 months, 19 days.
Cause of Death: Pulmonary embolism
Burial: April 13, 1915 at Mountain View, Oakland
Physician: Dr. F. B. Carpenter
Minister: Rev. W. F. Clampett, by family

Obituary: LEALE - In this city, April 9, 1915, Lily, beloved wife of Capt. William G. Leale, loving mother of Mrs. F. B. Johnstone of Chicago, Ill, sister of Mrs. M. A. Runyan, Mrs. L. M. Vincent and William O. Banks, a native of San Francisco, Cal. Friends are invited to attend the funeral services to be held Tuesday, April 13th t 1:30 o'clock from her late residence, 2458 Vallejo street, between Steiner and Pierce. Interment, private.