It must have been hard on John and his family to lose their mother and wife. However, Isabel continued to do well in her school activities and it's noted in a 1902 San Francisco Chronicle that she had been placed on the Honor Roll.
Another unfortunate event came into John's life, when in 1907, Isabel suddenly died at only 19 years of age, cause of death unknown.
John did find another sweet lady, Anna Theresa Howard of Oakland, California to marry on July 14, 1907. The following newspaper clip came out of a 1937 Oakland Tribune newspaper.
In 1914, he left Londonderry, Ireland on the Ship Columbia headed back to New York, and then would have travelled back across the States to California. Was he visiting family members there?