ELMER K. ANGLE
A leading general contractor and builder of the San Joaquin Valley is Elmer K. Angle of Dos Palos, the builder
of many of the reinforced concrete bridges of Merced County in the last eight years. He was born in Louisiana,
Missouri, on September 25, 1882, and here he attended the public schools. As a lad he worked at the carpenter trade
with his father and at an early age began taking contracts for general building. In 1905 he came to California
and located at Dos Palos and since that time has been engaged in his chosen line of work. Among the bridges and
buildings he has built are the Santa Rita Slough bridge, built in 1915; the Los Banos Creek bridge over Los Banos
Creek, in 1916; the bridge across the Livingston Canal above Atwater; bridges across the double canals on Pacheco
Pass lateral; and he has done bridge work all over the San Joaquin Valley. Buildings which stand to his credit
are the Medlin block, the Odd Fellows Hall block, the Du Bois block, the George Nickel home and tank house on the
Delta Ranch. He built the Dos Palos Public Library, which he sold to Merced County. He also built the North Star
and the Reynolds Avenue school buildings in the country; the Dos Palos Grammar School; the new gymnasium of the
Dos Palos Union High School and the Dos Palos Junior High in 1924; and he remodeled the two churches in Dos Palos.
He owns a twenty and one half acre alfalfa ranch on the main canal.
He married Ella May Krigbaum, a native of Missouri, and has three children, Shelton, Mary and Doris. In fraternal
relations he is a member of the Modern Woodmen and of Mountain Brow Lodge No. 132, F. &A. M.; Merced Chapter
No. 12, R. A. M.; and Fresno Commandery No. 29, K. T.
History of Merced County, California
With a Biographical Review
History by John Outcalt
Historic Record Company
Los Angeles, California 1925
Merced County, CA
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