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MOORE, Robert Thomas, scien-
tist; b. Haddonlield, N,J.. June 24,
1882; s. Henry Dyer and Mary J.
(Smith) M.; grad. Haddonfield pub.
schs. (valedictorian), 1896, and Penn
Charter Sch., Phila., 1899; A.B., U.
of Pa., 1903; A.M., Harvard U., 1904;
post grad. studies, U. of Munich; jn.
Selma Helena Muller, Dec. 22, 1903;
children — Terris, Karlene; m. 2nd,
Margaret Forbes Cleaves, of Los Ange-
les and Arlington, Mass., June 17,
1922; 1 dau., Marilynn Cleaves; step-
children — Waddell Austin, Paul Aus-
tin. Descendant of Mayflower pil-
grims. Editor of Cassinia, ofcl. organ
of Dela. Valley Ornithol. Club, Phila.,




5 yrs.; gained prominence thru writ-
ings on ornithol. and biol. subjects;
began breeding and raising black foxes
at own summer home on Borestone
Mtn., Onawa, Me., number yrs. ago
and has developed small site into farm
of 1400 acres, known as Borestone
ranch; apptd. chmn. of a com. on fox
standards and subsequently became
charter mem. and mem. 1st bd. of
govs, of Amer. Fox Breeders' Assn.;
as chmn. fox show com., staged first
silver fox show in world at Boston,
Mass., 1919, and managed second
show, 1920; elected first hon. pres.
Amer. Nat. Fox Breeders' Assn.; es-
tab. second Borestone ranch on Big
Bear Lake, Calif.; now sole owner
Borestone ranches and asst. in dept. of
vertebrate zoology at Calif. Inst, of
Tech.; also dir, Moore Securities Co.
and Eastern Finance £# Securities Co.,
both of Phila., and of Guanajuato
(Mex.) Reduction y Mines Co. Headed



ornithol. expdn. to Ecuador to col-
lect zool. specimens, 1927, and a sec-
ond general zool. expdn. to S. Ecua-
dor, 1929. Fellow Amer. Geog. Soc.;
mem. Amer. Nat. Fox Breeders' Assn.
(dir.), Amer. Fox Breeders' Assn.
(dir.), Amer. Ornithol. Union, Avi-
cultural Soc. of London, Amer. Avi-
cultural Soc. of N.Y., A.A.A.S. Re-
publican. Presbyn. Ciiibs; Pasadena
Golf (Altadena); Flintridge Country;
University, Cooper (Los Angeles);
Orpheus, Dela. Valley Ornithological
(Phila.). Addresses: Borestone Mtn.,
Borestone, Me.; 1420 E. Mtn. St.,
Pasadena.

MARTIN, Albert T., physician; b.
Cassel, Germany, Oct. 23, 1897; s.
Albert W. and Helen (Pasedath) M.;
studied med. at Univs. of Frankfort
on the Main and Munich (M.D.);
post grad. studies under Prof. Roent-
gen, discoverer of x-ray, and Profs.
Holfeder and Dessauer, of Frankfort;
rii. Helen M. Harmer, of Santa Bar-
bara, Calif., Mar. 5, 1925; 1 son, Al-
bert Alexander. Successively with x-
ray depts. of Gen. Hosp. of Mainz and
Surgical Univ. Clinic of Frankfort,
also with Inst, for Physical Founda-
tion of Medicine, all in Germany, prior
to 1923; with x-ray dept. Cottage
Hosp., Santa Barbara, 1923-24; prac-
ticing phys., spec, in treatment of can-
cer and other malignant diseases by
x-ray and radium and in treatment of
skin and urinary diseases, Hollywood,
1924 — ; practicing phys., Huntington
Park, 1927—; pres. Wilshire Clinic
Inc., spec, in x-ray and radium treat-
ments, L.A. and Huntington Park,
1929 — . Author. Biological Founda-
tion of X-ray Therapy; Radiation
Treatment of Toxic Goiter; Chronic
Cough in Children; X-ray and Radium
Treatment in Uterine Hemorrhage;
and other med. papers. Mem. Holly-
wood Acad, of Medicine, Physicians S'
Surgeons Bureau. Democrat. Home:
5972 Chula Vista Way, Hollywood.
Offices: 269 S. Mariposa Ave., Los
Angeles; 6362'/2 S. Pacific Blvd.,
Huntington Park.

JONES, Ben B., insurance man; b.
Ind., Aug. 5. 1880; ,?. Ben M. and
Susan Mary Scott (Creasy) J.; ed.
Kan. State Normal; Law Sch., Mt.
Vernon, 111.; m. Carolyn M. Vicary, of
Denver, Colo., Sept. 24, 1902; chil-
dren — Byron M., Kathryn V. Court
reporter, 2nd judicial dist. of 111.,
1897-1900; practicing atty., 1901-20;
mem. bd. of edn. Denver. 1915-21,
pres. 1915-17; Calif, mgr., with office
in L.A., Tribe of Ben-Hur, a fraternal
beneficial soc. issuing legal reserve life
ins. with nat. hdqrs. in Crawfordsville,
Ind., 1920 — . Author of numerous
papers and mag. articles. Mem. twelve
fraternal orgns. Republican. Protes-
tant. Home: 1116 Arapahoe St. Of'
jice: Black Bldg., Los Angeles.



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MORRISON, Victor lago, marine
officer (retired); I). Ocean Grove, N.J.,
May 1?, 1884; s. Lewis and Rosabelle
Campbell (Wood) M.; attd. Worrel
Hall Mil. Acad.. Peekskill. N.Y..1893-
94; Holbrooks Mil. Acad., Ossining,
N.Y., 1894-1900; engring. sch. of
Princeton U., 1901-05; m, Nancy Park,
of Santa Barbara, Calif.. Dec. 7, 1918;
children — Park, Patricia, Victor lago
Jr. Apptd. (from civil life) 2nd lieut.
in U.S. Marine Corps, Mar. 10. 1905.
in which capacity served in Philippine
Islands. 1906-08; promoted to 1st
lieut.. 1908, captain, 1915, temporary
major, 1917, and permanent major.
1920; took part in Marine Corps
expdn. to Santo Domingo. 1911.
served aboard battleship Michigan of
Atlantic fleet. 1911-12. was sent to
Cuba, 1913, took part in capture Vera
Cruz, Mex., 1914, and occupation of




Santo Domingo (where wounded in
action), 1916; placed in comd. of
batln. of 10th Regt., U.S.M.C, 1917,
and served on staff duty with U.S.A.
Arty., in France, World War; return-
ing to U.S. was successively assgd. as
recruiting officer in Seattle, placed in
comd. of Marines at Olongapo, Luzon
Island, P. I., on duty with Intelligence
Div., and fleet Marine officer on staffs
of Admirals Hughes and Pratt of Pa-
cific fleet until retired, 1924; now ma-
jor, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.
Awarded Marine Corps Expeditionary,
Haitian Occupation, Dominican, Mex-
ican and World War medals. Mem.
Marine Corps Assn. Republican. Epis-
copalian. CIiib,(: Army and Navy of
America (Washington and N.Y.),
Army and Navy of Manila; Paris, Lat-
in American (Paris); Lambs, Prince-
ton (N.Y.): Elm (Princeton, N.J.),
Princeton of S. Calif. (Los Angeles),
Santa Barbara (Calif.). Home: Park



Lane. Address: P.O. Box 705, Santa
Barbara.

GETCHELL, Charles Willard, real
estate broker; b. Los Angeles, Sept. 19,
1899; 5. Charles Edward and Ella V.
(Walton) C; ed. pub. schs., Calif.;
m. Katherine Fitch, of L.A., May 1,
1926. Asso. with Edwin G. Hart Inc.,
subdividers, L.A., 1923 — , now v. p.
and gen. mgr. same; also dir. La Ha-
bra Heights Co., La Mirada Mutual
Water Co., Orchard Dale Service Co..
Whittier Extension Mutual Water Co..
La Habra Highland Water Co.. Hill-
side Distribution Co.. all of L.A. Of-
ficer. Air Service, U.S.A., 1918-22.
Republican. Episcopalian. Clubs,' City
(L.A.), Westport Beach (Venice).
Home: 108 S. Detroit St. Ojficc: Van
Nuys BIdg., Los Angeles.

BOYD, Scott Lee, invmt. banker,
lumberman; b. Butler. Mo.. Feb. 5.
1882; s. John Finley and Mollie (Cul-
lar) B.; ed. pub. schs.. Butler; m. Mer-
celia Anna Winslow. of Monrovia,
Calif., June 3, 1909; 1 dau., Mercelia
Louise. Apprenticed in Imbr. bus. in
whsle. dcpt. San Pedro (Calif.) Lmbr.
Co., Southwestern Lmbr. Co. and
whsle. and retail depts. Consol. Lmbr.
Co. of Los Angeles, and in retail dept.
Pacific Lmbr. Co., Riverside, 1900-05;
organized Boyd Lmbr. Co., Monrovia,
1905, pres. and mgr. same, 1905-14;
organized Boyd Lmbr. 6? Mill Co. Inc.,
Santa Barbara, 1914, and since pres.
and dir. same: organized City Bldg. 6?
Loan Assn. Inc.. Santa Barbara. 1924,
and since v. p. and dir. same. Charter
mem. Santa Barbara Mchts. Credit
Assn. (pres. 1915-16). Republican.
Presbyn. Chib.s; Valley of Montecito
(char, mem.). La Cumbre Golf 6?
Country (char, mem.). Commercial
(pres. 1916), Rotary (char, mem,:
pres. 1918-19)— all of Santa Barbara,
Home: 333 E. Mission St. OUice: 36
E. Mason St., Santa Barbara.

IBBETSON, Robert Edwin, subdi-
vider, rancher; b. Carlinville, 111.. Aug.
14. 1871; s. William Henry Harrison
and Mary Augusta (Monroe) I.; ed.
Blackburn U.. Carlinville; m. Maude
Rice. 1896; children — Edwin Hugh.
Bernard Monroe. Agnes Magdaline;
m. 2nd. Ann E. Thornton, of Wor-
cester. Mass.. July 17. 1922; children
— Edward Thornton. Eleanore, Robert
Edwin Jr. Entered real estate, loan
and bldg. bus. in Cahf., 1895: later
organized bldg. assn. and branched
into subdivision bus.; now owner of
extensive acreage in S. Calif, and San
Joaquin Valley; engaged extensively in
subdivision of real estate nr. Los An-
geles, since 1921; identified with num-
ber of oil ventures, since 1922. Mem.
K. of P. Republican. Clubs: L.A.
Athletic; Pacific Coast (Long Beach).
Home: 1017 S. Elden St. Office:
Commercial Exchange Bldg.. Los
Angeles.



JOHNSON, Henderson Lafayette,.

publisher, mine operator (deceased
19lS):h. Noble Co., O., Jan. 9, 1861;
s. Uriah and Mary (Frye) J.; ed. pub,
schs.. Noble Co.; m. Katherine Murta,
of Sierra Co., Calif., Sept. 4. 1893;
children — Esther (dec). Lester M.,
Verna Marguerite (Mrs. B. F. Caffee),,
Hazel Katherine (Mrs. Henry J. Mey-
ers). Edna Mary (Mrs. Alan J.
Wright). Mr. Johnson moved to Cali-
fornia in 1890, and became interested
in various mining and publishing en-
terprises. From the date of its incep-
tion he was a director of the Union
Publishing Co., publishers of the
Morning Union of Grass Valley and
Nevada City. For several years he
was sole owner of the Lightner Mine
in Alleghany, Sierra County, dispos-
ing of his interests there in May, 1917.
At the age of twenty-one Mr. Johnson




became a Mason, and affiliated with
Forest Lodge, Forest, Sierra Co.. a
short time after his arrival in Califor-
nia. He was also a member of the Be-
nevolent and Protective Order of
Elks of Nevada City, an adherent of
the Lutheran Church and while never
an aspirant for public office, was an
active supporter of the Republican
party. Mr. Johnson passed away at
Albuquerque. N.M.. on January 5,
1918. and California thereby lost one
of its most able, brilliant and resource-
ful citizens, one whose career was a
record of worthy, upright living, of
strict adherence to high personal stand-
ards, of talents and powers used for
worthy ends. In addition to his four
children he is survived by his widow.
Mrs. Katherine M. Johnson, who is
active in the club and social life of
the Bay Region, and resides at 2 Hill'
crest Court. Berkeley.



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DUANE, John Francis, merchant
(decedsed 1913^, b. San Francisco,
Jan. 15, 1854; s. Edmund and Mary
(Karney) D.; ed. pub. schs., S.F.: m.
Beatrix Fitch, of San Francisco and
Daggett. Cahf.. Sept. 8, 1886; chil-
dren — Edna May, Elinor Fitch, Vivi-
an Beatrix, Stella Bee, John Francis.
Mr. Duane began his career in the
business world as a stock-broker, and




later moved to Nevada, where he be-
came associated with the firm of D. W.
Earl 6? Company. His work on behalf
of this company was conducted in
various towns on the California-Ne-
vada border, and during the early "80s,
when the Santa Fe Railroad was under
construction, he took an active part
in the commercial life of that territory.
During the latter part of his connec-
tion with D. W, Earl ii Company he
made his home in Daggett, where he
handled his company's business for
many years, establishing a reputation
for integrity throughout the entire
desert country, and being held in uni-
versal esteem from Salt Lake City to
the coast. Following his years in Dag-
gett he moved to Los Angeles, where
he became connected with the Sun
Drug Company, and he was treasurer
of that firm at the time of his demise.
Mr. Duane was a Republican in poli-
tics and was at all times much devoted
to out-door sports. He is survived by
his five children and by his widow,
Mrs. Beatrix Duane, who is a member
of the Woman's Athletic Club and
vice-president of the Maternity Cot-
tage, of Los Angeles. Mrs. Duane re-
sides at 5318'/2 Sunset Boulevard,
Hollywood.

ORTON, Grosvcnor Porter, engr.,
auditor (retired); b. Irvington-on-
Hudson, N.Y., June 3, 1874; s. Wil-
liam and Agnes Johnston (Gillespie)
O.; father was apptd. U.S. commr. of



internal revenue by Pres. Lincoln in
1862, reapptd. 1863, and was pres.
Western Union Tel. Co. until his
death, 1878; ed. Westminster Sch.,
Dobbs' Ferry, N.Y.; Harvard U.,
1893-98; m. Grace A. McConihe, of
Troy, N.Y., June 12, 1899. Succes-
sively asst. engr. N.Y. Telephone Co.
and auditor Western Union Tel. Co.,
1898-1910; resident of Santa Barbara,
Calif., since 1914. Chmn. in Santa
Barbara dist. for Harvard U. endow-
ment fund, many yrs., and now chmn.
scholarship fund. Republican. Epis-
copalian. Clubs: Harvard (v. p. 1920-
27; pres. 1928-29), Montecito Coun-
try, Santa Barbara, Valley of Monte-
cito (Santa Barbara); Harvard (Bos-
ton). Address: 46 Hot Springs Ave.,
Montecito. Santa Barbara.

FOSTER, Laurence Edmund, invmt.
oroker I deceased 1926): b. Carson
City. Nev., June 28, 1874; s. Bcnja-
iiiin Fentnn and Sarah Almira ( Pier-
Min) F.; ed. pub. schs., Carson City
■ ind San Bernardino; m. Violet I. Fife,
nl San Francisco, Sept. 7, 1904. Mr.
loster began his business career with
the firm of George T. Marye 6? Com-
pany in 1892, and later became asso-
ciated with the California Safe Deposit
&? Trust Company, with which organ-
isation he remained until the San
Francisco disaster of 1906. Subse-
quently he joined the staff of Foster 6?
Schwartz, a real estate and insurance
company, and afterwards was with the
California Packing Corporation, and
also with Walter Zinn, investment
broker. At the time of his demise he
was associated with Hunter, Dulin y
Company, of San Francisco, in which
city he spent his entire business career.
Mr. Foster was an ardent devotee of
music, and in his social affiliations was
a member of the Family Club, San
Francisco. He was a Republican and
a member of the Episcopal Church,
and is survived by his widow, Mrs.
Violet L Foster, who now resides on
Oak Grove Avenue, Menlo Park,
Calif.

CHASE, Harold Stuart, real estate
broker; b. Boston, July 23, 1890; s.
Hezekiah Griggs and Nina (Demp-
sey) C; B.S., U. of Calif.. 1912; m.
Gertrude Boyer, of Detroit, July 28,
1917; 1 dau., Barbara Dempsey. Real
estate broker under own name, Santa
Barbara, Calif., 1912 — , now engaged
in development of Hope Ranch Park,
Santa Barbara, and Montecito proper-
ties; also dir. Burroughs Adding Mach.
Co., Detroit. Santa Barbara branch of
Los Angeles- 1st Nat. Bank, Santa Bar-
bara Biltmore Corpn., Laguna Blanca
Water Co., Santa Barbara Estates Inc.,
La Cumbre Estates Corpn., La Cumbre
Mutual Water Co.. Santa Barbara Cot-
tage hosp., all of Santa Barbara, and
of Playa del Rey Heights Corpn. of
L.A. Capt.. 8th and 13th Divs.. Inf.,



U.S.A., World War. Mem. Beta
Theta Pi. Republican. Clubs: Santa
Barbara (dir.), La Cumbre Golf S"
Country (dir.). Valley of Montecito
(dir.), Montecito Country (Santa Bar-
bara); Bohemian (San Francisco).
Home: Hope Ranch Park. Office: 1012
State St.. Santa Barbara.

EACRET, Godfrey, jeweler. Pres.
Shreve-Treat-Eacret, exclusive retail
jewelers of San Francisco. Clubs: Bo-
hemian. Commonwealth (S.F.). Mr.
and Mrs. Eacret reside at Hillsbor-
ough. Office: 136 Geary St., San
Francisco.

DANIELS, Robert Winfield, attor-
ney; b. Mansfield, O., Feb. 5, 1880;
s. Ehenezer Ross and Lucy (Marriott)
D.; A.B.. Old Oskaloosa (la.) Coll.,
1908; LL.B., Chicago-Kent Coll. of
Law, 1911; Ph.D., Chicago Seminar
of Sci., 1926; m. Florence Gutches, of
Osage, la., Sept. 12, 1905; 1 dau.,
Genevieve Frances. Asso. with Bene-
dict J. Short and Felix J. Streyckmans
in civil, criminal and interstate com-
merce law practice, Chicago, 1911-18;
asst. state atty., Chicago, 1918-22;
asso. with Charles E. Erbstein in crim-
inal and civil prac, Chicago, 1922-23;
mem. law firm of Daniels, Boddie,
Tone 6? Challenger, 1923-27; lecturer
in practice and procedure in law and
equity, Valparaiso (Ind.) U., 1925-26;
asst. di.st. atty., San Bernardino Co.,




Calif.. 1927; now pract
offices in Los Angeles an
dino; also former dir. El
ers Mining Corpn. Mem
State and Chicago bar
Mason (K.T., Shriner).
Democrat. Methodist.
N. 8th St., Colton. Offi
Bldg., San Bernardino;
Los Angeles.



cing atty. with
d San Bcrnar-

Dorado Plac-

. Amer., Calif.

assns., O.E.S.

Independent

Home: 1095
ces: Anderson

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507



SWASEY, McNeal, architect; b. St.
Louis. Ndv. 9, 1891; s. William Albert
and Irene (McNeal) S.; ed. Sheffield
Sci, Sch., Yale U., 1909-11; m. Eva
Ingersoll Brown, of N.Y.. Oct. 1917;
m. 2nd, Kathryn Gardner, of Omaha,
Neb., Aug. 1923; 1 dau., Carol. Now
sr. mem. firm of Swasey & Hayne,
archts., Los Angeles; also dir. Palm
Springs Constrn. Co.. L.A. Succes-
sively 2nd lieut., 1st lieut. and capt.,
307th Inf., 77th Div., U.S.A.. A.E.F.,
World War; served in Oise-Aisne and
Meu.sc-Argonne offensives. Lorraine.
Mem. S.R.. S.C.W. Republican. Ag-
nostic. Chib; California (L.A.).
Home: California Club. Office: Se-
curity Bank Bldg., Los Angeles.

HEWITT, Leslie R., attorney; b.
Olympia. Wash.. Sept. 12, 1867; ,■;.
Randall H. and Ellen L. Hewitt; ed.
pub. schs.. Los Angeles, and at U. of




Calif. Admitted to Cahf. bar, 1893;
asst. city atty. L.A., 1898-1906; city
atty., 1907-11; spl. counsel. Harbor
Dept. of L.A., 1911-13; judge of su-
perior ct. of L.A. County, 1913-24;
now sr. mem. law firm of Hewitt. Mc-
Cormick y Crump, L.A. Mem. S.R..
Municipal League of L.A. K.P.. Ma-
son (32°. Shriner). Clubs: University,
City, Calif. Country (L.A.). Home:
818 S. Lake Ave., Pasadena. Office:
458 S. Spring St., Los Angeles.

BALENTINE, Arthur T., army of-
ficer; b. Springfield, O., Apr. 29.
1872; s. David C. and Melcena
(Trumbo) B.; ed. O. State U.; honor
grad. Artillery Sch.. U.S.A., 1905;
m. Katharine Reed, of Portland, Me.,
June 25. 1905; children — Katharine.
Thomas Reed. First lieut., 2nd U.S.
Vol. Engrs.. Span.-Amer. War; 1st
lieut., 31st Vol. Inf., Philippine In-
surrection: later capt. Arty. Corps,
U.S.A.; col. 1st Me. Heavy Field



Arty., reorganized as 56th Pioneer
Inf., World War; now officer in Inf.
Res. Corps, U.S.A.;also owner Rancho
del Sequan, San Diego Co., Calif.
Mem. Chi Phi. Mason. Republican.
Christian. Clubs: San Diego Country,
Cuyamaca, San Diego Athletic (San
Diego). Address: 135 W. Kalraia St.,
San Diego.

JAMESON, John Alexander, attor-
ney; b. Chicago. Sept. 12. 1868; .s.
John Alexander and Eli:a (Denison)
J.; A.B., U. of Mich., 1891; LL.B.,
Northwestern U.. 1893; m. Janet
Strong, of Washington. D.C., Sept.
24, 1902; children — John Alexander
Jr. (A.B., B.S.), Gordon (dec), Colin
Gillespie, Owen. Atty., Chicago,
1894-1919, independent practicing
atty., Santa Barbara, Calif., 1920 — ;
also pres. and dir. Montecito County
Water Dist. and dir. County Nat.
Bank of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara
County Planning Commn. and of
Santa Barbara Girls' Sch. Ensign and
asst. paymaster, U.S.N., Span.-Amer.
War; lieut., U.S.N.R.F., World War.
Mem. Santa Barbara Community
Chest (treas. and dir.), Sigma Phi.
Phi Delta Phi. Clubs: University.
Montecito Country, Valley of Monte
cito, Santa Barbara, Beach of Monte
cito (Santa Barbara); University, Law
(Chicago). Home: 20 Park Lane. Of-
fice: Howard Canfield Bldg., Santa
Barbara.

STROBECK, Godfrey Leonard,
banker; b. Clitherall, Minn., Oct. 4,
1879; s. Magnus and Merrie (Peter-
son) S.; grad. Crookston (Minn.)
Normal 6? Bus. Coll., 1890; in. Emily
Okeson, of Battle Lake, Minn.. Sept.
29, 1908; 1 dau., Evelyn Evangelyn.
In grain bus.. Clitherall. 1905-07;
hanker (controlling 9 banks in 3 N.D.
counties), with hdqrs. in Cogswell, N.
D., 1907-19; mayor of Cogswell, 1915;
invmt. banker, San Diego, Calif..
1919 — ; now pres. and dir. Continen-
tal Bldg. 6? Loan Assn. and of the
Strobeck Finance Co., both dealing
in mtge. loans and real estate, San
Diego. Mem. Lutheran Christian
Assn. (dir.). Mason (K.T., 32°.
Shriner). Republican. Chmn. bd. of
trustees Bethesda Luth. Ch., San
Diego. Clubs: San Diego Country,
San Diego (div.). Union League (v. p.
and dir.), San Diego Athletic (San
Diego). Home: 2174 Guy St. Office:
3 33 B St.. San Diego.

HOLMES, Webster B., corpn. offi-
cial; b. Cleveland, O.; s. James and
Cora (Balkwill) H.; M.E., Cornell
U.. 1907; m. Marion Kerckhoff, of Los
Angeles, 1919; children — Josephine,
Barbara, Marjorie. Now v. p. and dir.
Wm. G. Kerckhoff Co. and an officer
in about 20 corpns., most of which
are affiliated with above firm, engaged
in invmt., land and oil bus. etc., Los
Angeles; also dir. Security- 1st Nat.



Bank of L.A., Rodeo Land 6? Water
Co., South Coast Land Co., Fresno
Farms Co., etc. Stationed at Camp
Taylor, Louisville, Ky., World War.
Republican. Episcopalian. Clubs: Cal-
ifornia. L.A. Country, Crags Country,
L.A. Athletic, Brentwood Country
(L.A.); Beach (Santa Monica), Bo-
hemian (San Francisco). Home: 365
S. Hudson Ave. Ofjice: 740 S. Broad-
way. Los Angeles.

MOSSHOLDER, William John, at-
torney; b. Martinsburg, Knox Co., O.;
s. Squire Humphrey and Mary Eliza
(Robinson) M.; Ph.B.. Neb. Wesley-
an U., 1880; LL.D., U. of la.; in. Jen-
nie Prentice, of Viroqua, Wis., Sept.
1881; children — Marks P. and Lurl
(both dec). Engaged in gen. practice
of law, 1882 — , in San Diego, Calif.,
1885 — ; county judge, Polk Co., Neb.,
1883-84; has been admitted before U.




S. supreme ct., dist. cts. and state cts.;
dir. San Diego Soda Water Wks. and
Masonic Temple Assn., San Diego.
Pres. San Diego bd. of edn.. 5 yrs.
Mem. Amer. and Calif, bar assns.,
O.E.S. (past grand patron of Calif.),
S.A.R. (organizer, first pres. chap. 1,
Cahf.). Odd Fellow (past grand),
Mason (K.T., 32°, Shriner; past ven-
erable master, S.R.: K.C.C.H.; treas.
Al Bahr Temple, San Diego). Repub-
lican. Protestant. Home: 2008 5th
Ave. Ofice: Security Bank Bldg., San
Diego.

MENN, William Herbert, insur-
ance man; b. San Francisco, June 1
1891; s. Charles and Anna (Fahren
krug) M.; ed. pub. schs., S.F.; grad
Heald's Bus. Coll., S.F., 1907; m. E
ma I. Higgins, of Los Angeles. Sept
10, 1927. Asso. with George T. Ty
son, insurance broker, S.F., 1907-08
Rainier Bottling Co., brewers, L.A.,
1908-10; Fred S. Hughes, insurance



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broker. L.A., 1910-16; partner in firm
MennfefVan Kuik, ins. brokers, L.A..
1916—; also dir. T.V. Allen Co.,
Metropolitan Mtgc. Co.. Royal Palms
Corpn. and Group Invmt. Corpn.. all
of L.A. Sergt.. 316th Field Signal
Batln.. 91st Div.. U.S.A.. World War.
Mem. E.\ecutives Assn.(pres. 3 times),
91st Div. Assn. (pres. S. Calif, sec-
tor). Amer. Legion. K.C. Republican.
Catholic. Clubs: L.A. Athletic; Casa
del Mar (Santa Monica), Royal Palms
(San Pedro). Home: 4225 Newdale
Dr. Oljice: Loew's State Bldg., Los
Angeles.

COOKE, Charles Francis, advertis-
ing man (deceased I927J; h. Chicago.
111.. Aug. 27, 1865; s. John Stanislaus
and Charlotte Harmon (Rowland) C;
ed. pub. schs.. Chicago; St. Ignatius
Coll.. Chicago; m. Elizabeth Downey,
of Chicago. Nov. 10. 1887; children —
John Vincent. Charlotte Lois, Charles
Francis Jr., Paul Reginald (dec),
Esther Marie. James Thomas (dec).
Mary. Elizabeth. William D.. Row-
land Tenard. Prior to his arrival in
California in 1924. Mr. Cooke was
the owner of the Cooke Brewing Com-
pany of Chicago; but following his
arrival here on May 3. 1924. he estab-
lished the Cooke Company Inc., 1661
West Vk'ashington Street. Los Angeles,
for the development of out-door adver-
tising. Of this company he was presi-
dent and active director until shortly
before his demise on June 1. 1927.
Mr. Cooke was affiliated with the
Democratic party, and was an adher-
ent of the Roman Catholic Church.
He was at all times an ardent lover
of the out-of-doors, and found relaxa-
tion from his business affairs in golf,
hunting and fishing. His social and
fraternal affiliations included member-
ship in the Chicago Athletic Club and
the Benevolent and Protective Order
of Elks in Chicago, and. later, in Los
Angeles. He is survived by his widow,
Mrs. Elizabeth Downey Cooke, who
is now president of Cooke Company
Inc., and resides at 245 S. Camden
Drive, Beverly Hills.

ALLEN, Miles D., auctioneer; b.
Matlock. la.. Sept. 2. 1898; s. Wil-
liam B. and Pauline (Becker) A.; A.
B.. Pomona Coll.; m. Dorothy Tech-
entine. of Los Angeles. May 10, 1925:
1 dau.. Betty Jean. Engaged in adv.
and newspaper work, 1921-27; auc-
tioneer, L.A., 1927 — ; now asso. with
Frank Moline Co., realtors. Los Ange-
les. Served in U.S.A., stationed at
officers" tr. camp. Camp McArthur,
Waco, Tex., World War; later 2nd
lieut.. R.O.T.C. Mem. L.A. Auction-
eers" Assn., Commercial Bd. of L.A.,
Phi Delta. Conglist. Clubs: Arnama
(L.A.), Deauville Beach (Santa Mon-
ica). Arrowhead Villas (Arrowhead
Lake). Home: 4201 Dundee Dr. Of-



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