Biography of William Blackwood, Jr.
Solano County, CA Biographies





WILLIAM BLACKWOOD, JR.
William Blackwood, Jr., one of Vallejo's energetic and enterprising young business men, head of the Vallejo Auto Salvage Company, and widely known in the automobile trade throughout this section of the state, is a native son of California and has been a resident of Vallejo since the days of his childhood. He was born in the city of San Francisco on April 29, 1895, and is a son of William and Euphemia (Crawford) Blackwood, who are now living in Vallejo and the latter of whom has been a resident of this state since the days of her girlhood. The senior William Blackwood, a machinist, came to California in 1887 and after his marriage established his home in San Francisco, where he remained until in 1897, when he moved with his family to Vallejo, becoming there connected with the operations of the Mare Island shipyard.

The junior William Blackwood was two years of age when his parents took up their residence in Vallejo and he had his schooling in the schools of that city, going on up through the high school. For about a year he "followed the sea" and was thereafter for some time working as a journeyman machinist in various places, Canada, Oregon, Washington and on the islands, and then returned to Vallejo and became employed in the navy yard. In April, 1924, he organized the Vallejo Auto Salvage Company and established himself in business at 423 Pennsylvania street, carrying on a general automobile salvage and supply business, buying and wrecking cars and dealing in new and used parts, and he is prepared to furnish supplies for practically every car on the market. Mr. Blackwood is a Royal Arch Mason and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, is also affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, in which order he has attained to the encampment degree, and with the local society of the Sciots.

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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