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JOHN EDWARD O誰EILL

 

 

John Edward O誰eill, president and director of J. E. O誰eill, Inc., was born in Pendleton, Ontario, Canada, October 7, 1893; the son of Andrew and Catherine (Brownrigg) O誰eill.

He received his education in the public schools on Ontario, Canada. Came to the United States in 1915 and was naturalized in 1941.

Mr. O誰eill has been president and director of J. E. O誰eill, Inc., Fresno, California, since 1945. Also vice president and director of Producers Cotton Oil Company, Fresno; vice president and director of Farmers Market of Fresno; president and director of O誰eill Farms, Inc., Huron, California; vice president and director of A. M. O誰eill & Sons, Inc., Huron, California; vice president of Sierra Properties Company, Fresno; and vice president of John Richard, Inc., Fresno, California.

Mr. O誰eill is a member of the Board of Directors of California State Automobile Association and was president of same, 1945 to 1946. He was elected to the American Automobile Association National Board of Directors in 1941 and member of executive committee in 1947; then member of Highway Committee in 1947 and 1948, also serving on the resolutions committee and later chairman of traffic safety committee; now the 18th president of A.A.A.

Member of California Society for Crippled Children, Inc. (director and president); Fresno County Society for Crippled Children, Inc. (director); 21st District Agriculture Society (director and vice president); State Agriculture Society (director); University-Sequoia Club of Fresno and Fresno Rotary Club.

Mr. O誰eill married Mary Hughina Brunet (deceased) January 10, 1918; children: Virginia Patricia, John Edward and Dennis Hugh. On July 4, 1932, he married (2d) Paloma Cathana Randleman; children: Margaret Catherine and Edwin Randle.

Home: 3406 Huntington Boulevard, Fresno, California.

Offices: J. E. O誰eill, Inc., State Highway 99 at North Avenue (P.O. Box 1832), Fresno, California.

 

 

 

Transcribed by Joyce Rugeroni.

Source: Eminent Californians 1953, by Lee E. Johnson & C. W. Taylor. Page 521, C. W. Taylor Publ., Palo Alto, California, 1953.


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