THOMAS H. LLOYD
The life history of Thomas H. Lloyd, of Oakland, presents a record of early years of hard labor and determined
efforts, eventually crowned with a gratifying measure of success, and now, as secretary of the Oakland Garage,
Inc., he stands among the leading business men of this city. Mr. Lloyd was born in Wales, September 11, 1887, and
is a son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Roberts) Lloyd. In 1888, when he was about a year old, the family came to the
United States, locating in Oakland, where the father's death occurred soon afterwards. His mother is still living
in this city.
Thomas H. Lloyd was given the advantage of a good public school education, graduating from the Polytechnic high
school in 1904, after which he worked at various occupations. As a blacksmith's helper he worked fourteen hours
a day for two years. He then worked in an automobile shop, where he became familiar with automobile mechanics and
repairing. Leaving that place, he entered his brother's harness shop, where he spent about six months, after which
he went to Honolulu. On his return to Oakland, he went to work in the Imperial garage, with which he was connected
until 1916, when he joined his brother, John E., and established a small garage at 1425 Alice street. Here they
had a hard time getting things started, but, with a firm belief in their ultimate success, they stuck to it and
their faith has been abundantly rewarded, as is evidenced by the extensive business which they now command in one
of the finest garage buildings in this part of the state. The business is incorporated as the Oakland Garage, with
John E. Lloyd as president and Thomas H. Lloyd as secretary. They display sound judgment in all of their affairs
and have well earned the prosperity which is now theirs. In 1923 H. C. Broderick became a member of the firm.
Mr. Lloyd was united in marriage to Miss Lois B. Wilson, of Cleveland, Ohio, and they are the parents of a son,
David Wilson. Mr. Lloyd gives his political support to the republican party, while fraternally he is a Scottish
Rite Mason and a member of Aahmes Temple, A. A. O. N. M. S. He is governor of the Optimist Club and a member of
the Oak Knoll Golf Club. He is a strong and persistent booster for Oakland, supports every measure for the promotion
of the city's best interests along material, civic or moral lines, and commands to a marked degree the confidence
and esteem of his fellowmen.
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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