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lege, where he was prepared to take a position with the Goodyear Rubber Company
in that city. When he left them, he went into the service of C. D. Ladd, a dealer in
sporting goods, traveling as a salesman for him from his twenty-first year and for the
following four years through the Pacific Coast territory. Then he came to Merced and
afterward to Tulare, to engage in the restaurant and hotel business; and he assisted
in conducting the Cosmopolitan Hotel until 1890.



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In that year, owning the California Hot Springs, thirty-five miles east of Porter-
ville, Mr. Pike for five years ran it with great success. Then, in 1902, he located in
Modesto as manager of the Tynan Hotel for his uncle, J. M. Pike, and this he directed
for eight years. When the lease expired, he engaged in business in Modesto until 1916,
when he went in for agriculture. In 1919 Mr. Pike was one of the organizers of the
Western Soap Products Company, manufacturers of waterless soap, with the trade
mark "Hyssop," being the original soap of its kind made on the Pacific Coast. Mr.
Pike is office manager and is giving his undivided time to make a success of the enterprise.
He owns a fine residence at 404 Laurel Street. On May 30, 1892, Mr. Pike was
married in San Francisco to Miss Jean McBride, a native of Kirkcudbright, Scot-
land, and the daughter of Duncan McBride, who was born there and married Mar-
garet MacLaughlin, who died in Scotland. Duncan McBride came to California,
then went to the Klondike, and is now in Alaska; Mrs. Pike was reared by Grand-
father McBride, and brought to California when a girl, and here attended the public
school. Two children have blessed this union: Ella M. Pike, who is a graduate of
Heald's Business College, Oakland, and is the wife of Harry B. Halford of Modesto,
and Kelton W., who is a graduate of the Modesto high school, then attending Stan-
ford University. During the great war he enlisted in the United States Naval Re-
serve Force, but he is now on the advertising department of the Modesto Evening
Neu



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