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James P Edoff

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James P Edoff

Birth
La Porte, La Porte County, Indiana, USA
Death
1915 (aged 58–59)
California, USA
Burial
Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA Add to Map
Plot
4
Memorial ID
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Son of Louis and Sarah Edoff, he moved with his parents to New York City in 1857. His father was a captain in the Union army during the Civil War and was killed in battle. When he was fourteen he moved with his family to Oakland. He worked his way up from clerk to partner in the Diamond R Mercantile Company in Elko, NV. In 1883, he sold his interests and moved back to Oakland, engaging in business in San Francisco until 1898. In 1906, he took a very prominent part in the relief work organized the day after the great earthquake and fire, continuing aid for a year and a half in the housing, feeding and support of those in dire need after the devastation.
He was married in Oakland to Miss Florence Jones, and they had three children: Frank J., Florence (Mrs. George P. Baldwin) and Aileen.
Summary from
Past and Present of Alameda County California, Vol. II
Published in Chicago by The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914
Pages 495-496
Transcribed by Linda Jackson 7/26/2008

The bandstand in Lakeside Park, Oakland, was named in honor of James P. Edoff.
Son of Louis and Sarah Edoff, he moved with his parents to New York City in 1857. His father was a captain in the Union army during the Civil War and was killed in battle. When he was fourteen he moved with his family to Oakland. He worked his way up from clerk to partner in the Diamond R Mercantile Company in Elko, NV. In 1883, he sold his interests and moved back to Oakland, engaging in business in San Francisco until 1898. In 1906, he took a very prominent part in the relief work organized the day after the great earthquake and fire, continuing aid for a year and a half in the housing, feeding and support of those in dire need after the devastation.
He was married in Oakland to Miss Florence Jones, and they had three children: Frank J., Florence (Mrs. George P. Baldwin) and Aileen.
Summary from
Past and Present of Alameda County California, Vol. II
Published in Chicago by The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914
Pages 495-496
Transcribed by Linda Jackson 7/26/2008

The bandstand in Lakeside Park, Oakland, was named in honor of James P. Edoff.


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