Biography of William J. Blake
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WILLIAM J. BLAKE.
William J. Blake, the present county coroner and public administrator for Napa county, California, is a prominent and well known citizen of this section and a man whose business ability, high character and genial personality have gained for him unalloyed confidence and respect. He is a native of Virginia City, Nevada, and he was born on the 29th of December, 1877. He attended the public schools of his native city and in 1899 went to San Francisco, where he took a course in Heald's Business College. He then entered the employ of D. C. Heger & Company, as a clerk, remaining with them until 1907, when he came to St. Helena. Here he became associated in the insurance business with W. A. Mackindoe, whom he eventually succeeded in the business. Mr. Blake has also been engaged extensively in the handling of real estate, and in that line, as well as in the insurance field, he has met with pronounced and well deserved success. He has served as justice of the peace for twelve years, and he has been county coroner and public administrator of Napa county for four years.

Mr. Blake was married to Miss Daisy Perry, who also is a native of the state of Nevada,' and they are patents of three children, Perry, Lionel and Ellen. He is a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks at Napa, the lodge of Free and Accepted Masons and the chapter of Royal Arch Masons at St. Helena, the Woodmen of the World, the Improved Order of Red Men and the Order of Druids. Mr. Blake's record is too familiar to the readers of this work to require any fulsome encomium here, his life and deeds speaking for themselves. The record of testimony is ample that he is a good citizen in the fullest sense of the term, worthy of honor and public trust, and doing worthily and well whatever he undertakes. Genial and friendly in manner, he has a wide acquaintance throughout the county and is held in high esteem.

From:
History of Solano County, California
BY: Marguerite Hune
and Napa County, California
BY: Harry Lawrence Gunn
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chicago 1926


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