Biography of George Windsor
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GEORGE WINDSOR
Among the residents of Piedmont who have devoted their efforts to the upbuilding and development of that locality, none takes precedence over George Windsor, who is doing a large business as a building contractor, specializing in the better class of residences, in which work he has been very successful. Mr. Windsor was born in Custer City, in the Black hills of South Dakota, November 3, 1893, and is a direct descendent of Lord Baltimore, who was so prominently identified with the early history of Maryland colony. He attended the public schools of his home district in the Black Hills and then went to Bandon, Coos county, Oregon, where he learned the carpenter trade, at which he was employed there for a number of years. In 1914 he went to San Francisco, where he worked on the construction of the buildings for the Panama-Pacific Exposition, held in 1915. Later in Klamath Falls, Oregon, he worked in sawmills for a short time, and in 1916 came to Oakland, where he was employed in the construction of the Alameda Title and Insurance building, the East Bay Market building, the Durant automobile factory and a number of fine residences. In 1922 Mr. Windsor located in Piedmont and engaged in the contracting business on his own account, in which success has accompanied his efforts. He has erected a large number of fine homes in Piedmont and the Merritt Lake district, among which may be mentioned those of Mrs. Harriet A. Haas, Atlee F. Hunt, J. L. Glikbarg, H. H. Ruh, James E. Waddell, Peter Rock and William E. Sullivan. He has averaged from ten to twelve residences a year and in the executing his contracts is conscientious in every detail of his work. He built and owns a three story apartment house in Oakland.

Mr. Windsor was united in marriage to Miss Martha Korth, who is a native of San Francisco, and they are the parents of a daughter, Ruth Ann. Mr. Windsor is a member of Live Oak Lodge, No. 61, A. F. & A. M., of Oakland. He enjoys the respect and esteem of those who know him and is regarded as one of the substantial and worthy citizens of Piedmont.

From:
History of Alameda County, California
BY: Frank Clinton Merritt
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill 1928


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