Biography of Daniel H. Williams
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DANIEL H. WILLIAMS.
Daniel H. Williams, a well known druggist at Napa, is a Californian by birth and may justly bear the title of "self made man," having worked his own way unaided to an admirable and influential position among the successful business men of his community. The success attained by him has been due to his steady persistence, sterling integrity and sound business judgment and he has justly earned his present high standing among the business men of Napa county.

Mr. Williams was born at Oroville, Butte county, California, on the 22d day of June, 1889, and obtained his educational training in the schools of that community. His first employment was as a clerk in the drug store of Ing & Allee at Sacramento, where he gained valuable experience and where he determined to devote his life to the drug business. To this end he entered Ohio State University at Columbus, where he was graduated in pharmacy in 1911. In the following year he came to Napa and secured a position in the Brownlee drug store, where he remained until May, 1914, when he entered the drug business on his own account. His place of business, known as the Williams Pharmacy, is well located in the Native Sons Building at First and Coombs streets and has become one of the most popular stores in its line in Napa. He carries a full line of drugs and has a large and well selected stock of such accessory lines as are usually found in an up to date drug store.

Mr. Williams joined the California National Guard in Napa, becoming a member of Ambulance Company No. 1, and was called into service during the troubles with Mexico in 1916, being stationed at Nogales, Arizona, on the Mexican border. During the World war he was assigned to the Medical Corps of the United States army and was stationed at Camp Fremont, being sent from there to Camp Mills and then to Camp Lee. After sixteen months service, he was honorably discharged at the Presidio, San Francisco. He is a member of the Free and Accepted Masons, being identified with all branches of that order; the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the American Legion, is a charter member of the Napa Kiwanis Club and also a member of the Napa Golf and Country Club. He married Miss Ruth Bethel Dickie, who was born and reared in San Mateo county, California, and they have a son, Daniel H. Williams, Jr. Mr. Williams has earned the right to be numbered among the enterprising and progressive men of his community, having fought his way to the enviable position which he now occupies, and in every relation of life his voice and his influence have been exerted for the upbuilding and betterment of his community. Quiet and unassuming, but at the same time genial and friendly in his social relations, he has won a host of warm and loyal friends throughout this locality.

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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