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Ennio Batista Martinelli

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Ennio Batista Martinelli

Birth
Nicasio, Marin County, California, USA
Death
4 Aug 1930 (aged 62)
San Rafael, Marin County, California, USA
Burial
Petaluma, Sonoma County, California, USA Add to Map
Plot
Section 7
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Biography
Ennio Batista Martinelli was born in Nicasio, CA on February 15, 1868 to Lorenzo and Carolina (Bonetti) Martinelli. He was educated in the public schools of Marin County. He graduated from the University of Santa Clara in 1889 with an A.M. degree. Thereafter he studied law in the offices of Sullivan & Sullivan and T.I. Bergin of San Francisco. Martinelli was admitted to the State Bar of California on January 13, 1891, and continued his association with Sullivan & Sullivan until the end of 1891. In 1892 he returned to Marin County and practiced alone in San Rafael. He served as City Attorney of San Rafael from 1893 to 1895. He thereafter served as the elected District Attorney of Marin County from 1895 through 1899. From 1900 to 1906 he served as Chairman of the Board of Education of the city of San Rafael. In 1902 he became a member of the board of managers of the Mendocino State Hospital and served on the board until 1909. In 1908 he was elected California State Senator from the 11th Senatorial District, serving the 38th and 39th sessions. In 1911 he entered into a partnership with Henry E. Greer (who would later also be elected Marin County District Attorney), practicing under the firm name Martinelli & Greer. He married Jessie Pearl Jordan on December 15, 1895. E.B. Martinelli's sister Genevieve who was admitted to the California State Bar on April 16, 1915, became the first woman prosecutor in the history of the Marin County District Attorney's office when she was appointed District Attorney pro tem on August 14, 1919, to serve temporarily during the vacation of District Attorney Edward I. Butler. E.B. Martinelli died on August 4, 1930 at his home in San Rafael at age 62 after being confined to bed for 4 years following intervals of paralytic strokes.
Biography
Ennio Batista Martinelli was born in Nicasio, CA on February 15, 1868 to Lorenzo and Carolina (Bonetti) Martinelli. He was educated in the public schools of Marin County. He graduated from the University of Santa Clara in 1889 with an A.M. degree. Thereafter he studied law in the offices of Sullivan & Sullivan and T.I. Bergin of San Francisco. Martinelli was admitted to the State Bar of California on January 13, 1891, and continued his association with Sullivan & Sullivan until the end of 1891. In 1892 he returned to Marin County and practiced alone in San Rafael. He served as City Attorney of San Rafael from 1893 to 1895. He thereafter served as the elected District Attorney of Marin County from 1895 through 1899. From 1900 to 1906 he served as Chairman of the Board of Education of the city of San Rafael. In 1902 he became a member of the board of managers of the Mendocino State Hospital and served on the board until 1909. In 1908 he was elected California State Senator from the 11th Senatorial District, serving the 38th and 39th sessions. In 1911 he entered into a partnership with Henry E. Greer (who would later also be elected Marin County District Attorney), practicing under the firm name Martinelli & Greer. He married Jessie Pearl Jordan on December 15, 1895. E.B. Martinelli's sister Genevieve who was admitted to the California State Bar on April 16, 1915, became the first woman prosecutor in the history of the Marin County District Attorney's office when she was appointed District Attorney pro tem on August 14, 1919, to serve temporarily during the vacation of District Attorney Edward I. Butler. E.B. Martinelli died on August 4, 1930 at his home in San Rafael at age 62 after being confined to bed for 4 years following intervals of paralytic strokes.


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