NameEdith WAKE
Death13 Aug 1966, Los Angeles Co., California
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)
Notes for Jay Morris “Jake” (Spouse 1)
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
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