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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

HATHAWAY, William Lee

"Born Feb 14, 1867"
"Came to Oregon, age 1"

Photographer's mark - Terkelson & Henry, 1220 Market St. San Francisco

This photo was located in an antique store called Golden Treasures, in Pomona California earlier this year.

William Hathaway was fairly prominent, and easy to locate some information about him.  He is listed in the book "Who's Who on the Pacific Coast, 1913" and here is what it says about him:

HATHAWAY, William Lee, Insurance Man; born Providence R.I. Feb 15, 1867; son of William H. and Mary (Clancy) H. Edu: public schools, Ashland Oregon; Yreka Cal.; Colusa, Cal.; Atkinson Bus. College, Sacramento. Married, Caro Paulson, May 13, 1893, at Colusa, Cal. Moved to Cal. 1892. In employ of Mutual Life Ins. Co. of NY; placed in charge of local office, San Francisco, Jan 1, 1906; reorganized system of life ins. bus. throughout the U.S.; Mgr Cal. Nev. and Hawaiian Is. Mutal Life Ins.Co. of NY., Chmn. Panama-Pacific World's Ins. Congress in San Francisco for 1915; Member: Natl Assn of Life Underwriters, Chamber of Commerce, Home Industry League. Clubs: Press, Presidio Golf. Address: San Francisco, Cal.

1910 Census, California, San Francisco, Gongle? Street
HATHAWAY, William L., head, 43, born in RI of Massachusetts and English parents, mngr Life Ins.
HATHAWAY, Caro O., wife, 40, Danish of Danish parents, imm. 1875
HATHAWAY, Marie Kraig, dau, 15, born in Calif
HATHAWAY, Mabel Clancy, dau, 13, born in Calif
MARR, Walter C., nephew, 19, born in Calif of Mass and Calif parents, clerk at Ins. Comp.
AMYASAKI, Taka, servant, 24, born in Japan
NABIKA, Samuel K., servant, 25, born in Japan

1935 City Directory, San Francisco, shows William and wife Caro residing at the Fairmont Hotel on California Street.

Died 23 Jun 1940, in Kitchener, BC Canada, where he had a summer home.

This obit located in June 26, 1940, San Francisco Chronicle, page 13.

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