JOSEPH V. LOPES, JR.
Joseph V. Lopes, proprietor of Lopes' garage, at 8419 East Fourteenth streets. Oakland, has been identified with
his present line of business for many years and possesses a thorough technical knowledge of automobile mechanics,
so that he has been able to render a high quality of service to his patrons. Born in San Francisc on the 17th of
March, 1889, he is a son of J. V. and Anna (Kelly) Lopes, the latter a native of Portugal. His father came to California
about forty years ago and was married in San Francisco, where he long engaged in the restaurant business, and was
also widely known as a wine expert. His wife died in 1926.
Joseph V. Lopes, Jr., attended the public and high schools of San Francisco and then learned the trade of bicycle
making, which he followed until the bicycle was gradually superseded by motorcycles and automobiles, to the repair
of which he turned his attention. In 1906 he came to Oakland and was employed as an automobile mechanic until 1921,
when he established his present business, which he is profitably conducting. He has a well equipped garage and
repair shop, in connection with which he carries a large line of supplies and accessories, and also maintains gas
and oil service station. He takes pride in the high quality of his work, for which he has gained a well earned
reputation, one of his business principles being that every customer must leave his place satisfied.
Mr. Lopes was united in marriage to Miss Teresa Sannebeck, who was born and reared in San Francisco, and who has
been a true helpmate to him, assisting him in his business as office manager. Mr. Lopes is a member of the Knights
of Pythias, the Native Sons of the Golden West, and the Elmhurst Merchants Association, of which he is vice president.
He is a lover of outdoor sports, particularly of aviation and baseball. In civic affairs he gives his earnest support
to every movement for the advancement of the city's interests. Because of his honorable business methods and his
excellent personal qualities, he commands the respect and good will of all who know him.
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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