NameJay Morris “Jake” DANZIGER Sr. 182
Birth7 May 1883, New York City, New York
Death12 Aug 1954, La Jolla, San Diego Co., California
Burial16 Aug 1954, Resurrection Cemetery, La Jolla, San Diego Co., California
OccupationAttorney, Oil Producer, Vice President Of The Mexican Petroleum Company, Businessman
FatherMorris DANZIGER (1862-1927)
MotherLena MENDELSON (1863-1938)
Birth23 Mar 1884, Ruby Hill, Nevada
Death23 Feb 1933, Los Angeles Co., California
OccupationHomemaker, Philanthropist
FatherCharles Adelbert CANFIELD (1848-1913)
MotherChloe Phoebe WESCOTT (1859-1906)
Marriage25 Jul 1901, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah
Marriage1923, New York City, New York
Death13 Aug 1966, Los Angeles Co., California
Notes for Jay Morris “Jake” DANZIGER Sr.
In the 1920 California Registry Jay was listed in the yellow pages: 510 S. Spring, Rm. 1008. He was not listed in the yellow or white pages in the 1921-1923.

Jay moved to Los Angeles, CA when he was one year old and obtained his education in public school. He studied law at USC. After further studies in law he was admitted to the Bar in Los Angeles in 10/1903, when he immediately went into practice for himself, and later became one of the most prominent corporate attorneys on the west ciast.
In 1905 he became associated as counsel with a coterie of oil and petroleum men and later became one of the most important factors in that line in the SW. He worked with Charles A. Canfield, Edward L. Doheny and Dr. Norman Bridge. His first work was in the Golden State as legal advisor for Mr. Canfield. When Mr. Canfield and his associates turned their money into Mexico, for the development of the large properties of the Mexican Petroleum Co., he invested with them. Another important enterprise controlled by these men was the Mexican National, Gas Co., of Mexico City.
In 1906 he was made counsel for the oil department of the Santa Fe Railroad, retaining his poisition with them until 1909, when he resigned to devite his entire attention to the furtherance of the companies in which he was interested.
Jay became the manager of the Land Department of the American Oilfields Co. on its organization and has since been interested largely in that company. He also looked after any legal issues for this company.
He was a member of the LA Athletic Club, the Sierra Madre Country Club, he was a Scottish Rite Mason, 32 degree, and a member of the Elks Lodge No.99. He was also a Shriner and a registered Republican.

Connected with Mexican Petrol Oil Company at Salt Lake, Utah.

CA Death Record: eg. #3312, State File #54-63910 died of a CVAR
Notes for Daisy Emma (Spouse 1)
Killed in automobile accident in Los Angeles. She drove off a 300-foot clift while racing along Mulholland Drive in 1933. She died only weeks after the couple’s (Antonio and Daisy) sudden separation.394

Death Cert LA City #2551 Funderal Director Pierce Bros, LA. Inquest and autopsy. Auto accident-crushing injuries to chest and lungs-car over embankment of Mulholland Drive near Cahuenga. Daisy was married to Jay M. Danziger of LA, who was connected with Mexican Petrol Oil Co, Salt Lake, UT. Daisy was divorced from Jay and married the silent film star, Antonio Moreno 1/27/23. They built a million dollar estate overlooking Silver Lake where Antonio resided until 1948. In the 1920 California Registry, Daisy is listed as follows: Danziger, Daisy C (Mrs.), office address-510 S. Spring, Rm. 1008 (Ambassador Hotel). There is no listing for her or Jay Danziger in the 1921-1923 registry's.182

Her ashes were turned over to family members.

She built what is known as “Crestmount" aka the "Danziger Mansion" aka the "Canfield-Moreno Mansion" atop the Silverlake district in Los Angeles, CA in 1922/1923 and moved into it in 1923 with her new husband, Antonio M. Moreno, who was a silent film star of that era. He went on to play in one hundred and forty-six films spanning years from 1912 thru 1958. The home is on four + acres and has 15,000 + square feet complete with its own ballroom. In 1929 they gave the home to the trust that operates the home as a girls school for training purposes (much in the manner of Charles Canfield's McKinley Industrial Home For Boys that he founded along with M.H. Whittier in 1900). In 1953 the home was deeded to the Catholic Church (Franciscan Sisters Of The Immaculate Conception Order) who used it as a convent and school until the 1987 Whittier earthquake damaged it which resulted in its abandonment, where it stands today, 1994. Daisy C. Canfield Danziger Moreno was killed instantly in an automobile accident when her car went over the cliff up on Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles, CA while she was returning home from a party in Hollywood. She was cremated.

The three children of Jay M. Danziger and Daisy C. Canfield Danziger were raised by Daisy C. Canfield Moreno and Antonio M. Moreno (her second husband) but they were never adopted by Moreno due to the objectives of their birth-father "Jake" Danziger even though the three children changed their surnames from Danziger to Moreno

Crestmont is a L.A. historical site. It is owned by Dana Hollister, and is now named “The Paramour”. Some public events are held there.
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