Biography of Dennis M. Coghlan
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DENNIS M. COGHLAN
For twenty years, Dennis M. Coghlan has successfully conducted his own insurance and real estate business in the city of San Francisco, and for a long previous period he was identified with this field of endeavor. He was born in a mining camp in Nevada county, California, December 18, 1883, and is a son of the late Daniel C. and Mary Coghlan.

Daniel C. Coghlan arrived in California in the early '50s, walked to Nevada City, and there settled and became the owner of a mine. In 1889, he came to San Francisco, and for a time was employed in the Ferry building by the United States government. He was then a messenger in the office of Percy Long, who was city attorney of San Francisco. His death occurred in the year 1912. His wife, whom he married in Nevada county, California, died in 1890.

Dennis M. Coghlan attended the Lincoln public school of San Francisco, and as a boy learned how to work, having held jobs of different kinds. His first experience in the real estate business was with the firm of Madison & Burke, and with them he remained for eight years, after which he was associated with the firm of Umbsen & Company for six years and nine months. Finally, on December 11, 1911, he established himself in his own real estate and insurance business, and was situated on Market street for sixteen years. During the past four years, his offices have been at the corner of Ninth and Mission streets. He has a reputation of honorable dealings in his vocation, and is one of the respected veterans of this business in San Francisco.

Mr. Coghlan was married in 1909 to Miss Mary Healy, a daughter of Edward J. Healy of this city, and they have become the parents of the following children: Mary, Regina, Ann, and Catherine.

In politics, Mr. Coghlan is a democrat, and he belongs to the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and the South of Market Boys. Outdoor life, including journeys in the mountains and woods, comprises his favorite recreation. He has always been cognizant of his citizenship duties, and is universally considered a representative of the progressive class of men in the bay district.

From:
The History of San Francisco, California
Lewis Francis Byington, Supervising Editor
Oscar Lewis, Associate Editor
The S. J. Clark Publishing Company
Chicago-San Francisco 1931


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