William Herbert Savage, general accountant and attendance officer for the Lindsay school district, was born
in Liverpool, England, February 13, 1864, a son of Charles William and Frances M. (Timms) Savage. The father was
an artist and designer of note in Liverpool.
Will H. Savage received an academic education, after which he studied chemistry, science and the arts, but devoted
his attention to chemistry in Liverpool until he came to California in January, 1907, hoping that a change of climate
would prove beneficial to his health.
Before leaving England, Mr. Savage was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Nash, whose people were extensively interested
in the furniture business in Liverpool. About eighteen months after he arrived in California he was joined by his
wife and two children. Since that time the family has resided in Lindsay. Seeing an opening for a public accountant,
Mr. Savage took up that line of work as his principal business. Because of his knowledge of chemistry, he has been
called by the county horticultural commissioner to assist in testing fruit, and his work in this line has been
highly appreciated, both by the commissioner and the fruit growers whose products have come under his inspection.
He has been attendance officer of the school district since 1911. In 1918 Dr. Kelley of the University of California
appointed Mr. Savage his assistant to examine and test the water of the wells about Lindsay. Here his ability was
so quickly demonstrated that Dr. Kelley went back to the university, leaving him to make further examinations and
tests and report, a work he efficiently and promptly performed.
Mr. Savage and his family occupy a comfortable home at No. 693 North Elmwood avenue. He is a member of the Chamber
of Commerce and takes an interest in its projects for the general good of Lindsay. Of his three children - Jessie
Edith, Kenneth Herbert and George William - the two older ones were born in Liverpool and the youngest in Kaweah,
Tulare county. Miss Jessie is rapidly becoming prominent as a soprano soloist.
History of Tulare County, California
By: Kathleen Edwards Small
Kings County, California
By: J. Larry Smith
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
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