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Biography of Joachim G. Weidemann of Bradley California

If long service in one position is a test of merit and trustworthiness, Joachim G. Weidemann has certainly stood the test. As manager of the Southern Pacific Milling Company at Bradley, California, he is, in point of service, the oldest of about thirty managers along the Coast Division, having occupied this place for thirty-six years. He was born in Norway, on April 10, 1857, and is a son of C. F. and Caroline (Tellesen) Weidemann. His father served for a long time in the Norwegian navy, then became an architect and spent the closing years of his life as a

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Biography of Luther R. Holman of Pacific Grove California

Californians have never failed to accord proper esteem and praise to those sturdy, progressive forerunners who did so much to lay the foundations broad and well for all who should come after, nor will the Golden state soon forget such men as the late Luther R. Holman, who passed away April 20, 1909. He was born at Underhill, Vermont, and there was educated. It was in the eventful year of 1850 that he first came to California, sailing around the Horn. He remained in San Francisco for some time and then returned east. On again coming to California he brought

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Biography of W. F. Beasley of King City California

W. F. Beasley, veteran California hotel man is senior member of the firm of W. F. Beasley & Son, proprietors of the widely known popular Hotel el Camino Real in King City, Monterey county, pronounced by competent judges and the general run of the tourist population of this section of the state to be the most up-to-date and the best equipped hotel in the county. He is a native son of California and has been a resident of this state all his life, engaged in the hotel business since the days of his young manhood, for his father was one

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Biography of J. D. Resetylo of Monterey California

Fashionable Monterey society has owed much to such an experienced and artistic craftsman as J. D. Resetylo, the popular tailor, of 517 Lighthouse avenue, not alone for up-to-date styles, but for perfection in dependable workmanship. He was born in Galicia, in 1886, the son of James and Ahafia (Kaminska) Resetylo. His father, now deceased, came to the United States and remained here for four years. After attending school in romantic Galicia, J. D. Resetylo afterward was apprenticed to learn the tailor’s trade, and this means of livelihood he followed in the old country until he came to America. In 1905

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Biography of Robert R. Diaz of King City California

Few men have been more intimately associated with the great cattle interests of California than Robert R. Diaz. He was born in the city of San Francisco, October 3, 1857, of Spanish parents. His father, Thomas Diaz, was born at Santiago, Chili, and his mother, whose maiden name was Maria Torres, was also a Chilean, having been born in the city of Valparaiso. They were married in their native land and came to California in the early ’50s. Locating in San Francisco, then a straggling village of only a few thousand inhabitants, the father engaged in business as a cattle

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Biography of Samuel J. Miller of Carmel California

What extraordinary progress has been made in both the designing and building of superior houses in Monterey county is pleasantly evidenced in the broad, progressive and very enterprising operations of Samuel J. Miller, of Twelfth street, Carmel. He was born in the state of Washington, February 6, 1888, and learned the trade of a carpenter in San Francisco, where he was afterward for seven years foreman of construction for L. H. Sly, one of the leading contractors of the Bay City. He added to his experience rapidly, and during that time superintended the construction of ten large apartment houses in

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Biography of William C. Ware of Pacific Grove California

William C. Ware, of 588 Lighthouse Avenue, Pacific Grove, has ever kept in touch with the advancement that has been made in twentieth century electrical work. He is a native of Missouri, born at Clinton, September 13, 1886. There he spent his boyhood until he was sixteen years of age, and in 1909 he came to California, settling in Los Angeles. There he took up electrical work having charge of power houses and sub-stations of the Los Angeles Electric Railroad, and after three years there he associated himself with other electrical companies in the state, including the Pacific Gas &

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Biography of Harry Turner of Carmel California

Harry Turner of Carmel, is a contractor well posted as to the conditions and details necessary in stone, brick and cement work. He has long been successful in this field of business, making a specialty of stone patios, chimneys and fireplaces. He was born at San Francisco, August 15, 1880. A son of Benjamin Turner, a native of England. The latter was a brick mason and fifty years ago followed his trade in San Francisco. He worked on the first Palace Hotel and many other large buildings there before the fire and he also worked on the building of the

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Biography of Fisher Ames of San Francisco, California

Fisher Ames, leading lawyer of San Francisco, has been practicing in California for over thirty years, during which time he has not only risen to a prominent place at the bar and among his associates but has been a public-spirited citizen and foremost in advancing public enterprises in his adopted city. Mr. Ames was born in Holderness, New Hampshire, February 8, 1844, a son of Thomas Jefferson Ames, a native of Guilford, New Hampshire, and of Louisa (Ellison) Ames, of Holderness, New Hampshire.