Conducting their business as the Truck and Tractor Service
Sydney Cassady and Milo J. North have established a unique enterprise
that bids fair to open up a new field for the expert machinist. They
have devised a fully equipped portable garage and work shop, completely
fitted out for any sort of work on automobiles, tractors, trucks or
pumps. They specialize on overhauling all kinds of farm machinery,
putting it in perfect order for the season's work, so that no time need
be lost in the midst of a job, but it is easily seen what a convenience
their service may be in an emergency or an accidental breakdown, when a
telephone call will speedily bring their portable outfit to the scene.
Both partners are expert machinists and they have already handled a
number of important jobs.
The headquarters of the shop are on the North ranch. Springer and Berry
roads, Mountain View, Cal., which has been the home of Milo J. North
for a number of years. He was bom in San Francisco, January 7, 1899,
the son of John G. and Josephine (Hansen) North, natives, respectively,
of San Francisco and Virginia, their marriage taking place in the Bay
City. The father is the proprietor of the North Machine
Company at 324
'Main Street, San Francisco. Milo J. North was reared in San Francisco
until 1908, when he came with his parents to their twenty-acre ranch at
Mountain View, and this has since been the family home. His only
brother, John G., Jr., is an engineer in the Matson service and was in
the U. S. Navy during the late war.
Milo J. North attended the grammar school at San Francisco and
View and also the high school at the latter place, and then learned the
machinist's trade in his father's shop. In 1920 he was married to Miss
Lillian Cassady, and since their marriage they have resided on the
Sydney Cassady, who is a brother of Mrs. Milo J. North, is the son of
Robert and Catherine (Weiland) Cassady. The father, a native of
Toronto, Canada, operates a garage at Mohawk, Plumas County, while the
mother is a native daughter, born at Gilroy, Cal. Of their five
children, Sydney Cassady, of this review, was born in San Francisco,
November 23, 1899, and there he was reared, attending the grammar
schools and taking a three years' course in the Humboldt high school.
After his school days were over he started in to learn the machinist's
trade and he, too, gained his experience at the shop of the North
Machine Company in San Francisco. Thus well equipped by training and
ex-perience, both of these young men have shown a laudable spirit in
pioneering in a new field.
cferoben from Eugene T. Sawyers' History of Santa Clara
County,California, published by Historic Record Co. , 1922.