JOHN H. ALCALDE
John H. Alcalde, who conducts a well stocked and up to date jewelry store in San Leandro, has demonstrated his
skill and ability in the technical part of his business, while as a merchant he has shown himself progressive and
enterprising, and is commanding his full share of the local trade in his line.
Mr. Alcalde was born in Granada, Spain, on the 8th of March, 1900, and is a son of Antonio and Constance Alcalde,
who now reside at 317 Juana avenue, San Leandro. They are the parents of five children, John H., Mary, Carmen,
Frank and Fabian, all of whom are unmarried and live with their parents. When John H. Alcalde was ten years of
age, the family emigrated from their native land to the Hawaiian islands, locating on a large plantation near the
city of Hilo, and there he secured his education in the public schools. He also learned the jeweler's trade, which
he followed there until 1921, when the family came to California and settled in San Leandro. For a time after arriving
here Mr. Alcalde was employed at various occupations in different places, and then went to work in the Staffon
jewelry house on Mission street, San Francisco, where he remained until 1925, when, ambitious for an independent
career, he established his present business in San Leandro, in which he is assisted by his youngest brother, Fabian.
He carries a large and well selected line of goods, embracing watches, clocks, rings, other jewelry and silverware,
which he keeps nicely displayed, and in the conduct of his business he has shown himself a courteous, accommodating
and agreeable gentleman, giving of his best efforts to please and satisfy his customers.
Mr. Alcalde comes from an old and highly respected family of Spain and he and the members of his family have gained
a high place in the esteem of the people of San Leandro. They are members of the Roman Catholic church and Mr.
Alcalde is an active member of the Chamber of Commerce and the Young Men's Institute. He is generous and public
spirited and is deservedly popular throughout the community.
History of Alameda County, California
BY: Frank Clinton Merritt
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill 1928
Alameda County, CA
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