Biography of Theodore J. Treadway
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THEODORE J. TREADWAY.
Among the highly respected and progressive business men of Napa is Theodore J. Treadway, president of the firm of D. C. Treadway Company, funeral directors. He is a native of Portage, Wisconsin, born on the 8th of February, 1888, and is a son of D. C. and Louise A. (Collipp) Treadway, the former a native of Vermont and the latter of Wisconsin. The father was for many years engaged in the furniture business in Wisconsin, but in 1902 he disposed of his interests there and came to Napa, California, where he became engaged in the same line under the firm name of Smith & Treadway. Eventually he bought his partner's interest in the business, which was thereafter conducted under the firm style of D. C. Treadway Company. He also engaged in the undertaking business, which he carried on in connection with the furniture business, but in 1916 he disposed of the latter and thereafter devoted his attention solely to the work of funeral directing. He built a modern undertaking establishment on Coombs street and carried on his business up to the time of his death, which occurred May 2, 1924. He is survived by his widow, who is still living in Napa. Mr. Treadway was a man of high ideals and fine principles and was highly respected by all who knew him. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and served on its official board. To him and his wife were born the following children: Inez L., Chester C., Jesse D. and Theodore J.

Theodore J. Treadway attended the public schools of Napa, and after completing his studies, at the age of seventeen years, he became associated with his father in the undertaking business, taking complete charge of the business at his father's death. He is particularly well qualified for this exacting profession, which requires tact, thoughtfulness and good taste, and his kindly offices in addition to his professional work have been greatly appreciated by those who have required his services.

On November 30, 1910, Mr. Treadway was married to Miss Flora M. Head, of Napa. He is a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Loyal Order of Moose, the Knights of Pythias, the Fythian Sisterhood, the Druids, the Modern Woodmen of America and the Grange, and he also belongs to the California Funeral Directors Association, the Napa Rotary Club, the Napa Chamber of Commerce, the Napa Golf and Country Club and the Napa Sporting Club. In the course of an honorable career he has been successful in his chosen calling and has always enjoyed the confidence and good will of the entire community, in which he is widely acquainted.

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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