Biography of Joseph M. Spining
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JOSEPH M. SPINING
One of the well known business men of Corona is Joseph M. Spining for the past six years manager of the Russ Lumber and Mill Company and a resident of this state since 1900. He was born in Kalamazoo, Mich., and from there his parents later moved to Ohio, where they spent eight years. They then came to California, and after residing here three years returned east and located in New York state. J. M. Spining had good educational advantages, attending the public schools and later the Centenarian College Institute at Hackettstown, N. J., graduating with the class of 1899. He came to California in 1900 and located in San Francisco, where he entered the employ of a lumber company, working in the office and in the yard as an all round man. He later was head of the office force and cashier, having arisen to this position because of strict attention to duty and indefatigable desire to make progress. Leaving Northern California he came to the southern section of the state and located at Corona, where he took charge of the business interests of the Russ Lumber and Mill Company. Mr. Spining is a man of fine business ability and has a wonderful fund of practical information concerning his special business. He has worked up a fine trade in lumber and all building materials. In addition to his numerous business interests he is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and one of the most progressive and public spirited citizens of Corona. He has built two nice residences in the city himself and in other ways has been and still is identified with the growth of this fertile section of the county.

In San Francisco, Cal., Mr. Spilling and Miss Alice Duncan, born and reared in California, were married April 21, 1906. Two daughters, Mary and Alice, were born to them.

Mr. Spining is a Master Mason, a member of Temescal Lodge, No. 314, F. & A. M., and is also a member of the Riverside Lodge of Elks. He has served as deputy county clerk and also as deputy sheriff since coming to Corona.

From:
History of Riverside County, California
With a Biographical Review
History by Elmer Wallace Holmes
And other well known writers
Historic Record Company
Los Angeles, California 1912


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