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This well-known firm is one of the leading business houses in Los Gatos. It consists of Elvert E. Place and John Minto, undertakers and dealers in furniture, wallpaper, and bedding. The business was first organized September 15, 1884, by A. F. Place & Son, who ran it for three years, when A. F. Place retired, his interest being bought by John Minto. This change placed the son, E. E. Place, at the head of the firm.
Elvert E. Place was born at Burns, Shiawassee County, Michigan, November 5, 1864. He received his education at Laingsburg, in the same county. His father, A. F. Place, was the owner of large flouring-mills in Shiawassee County, and Elvert, having a natural taste for tools and machinery, entered the employ of his father, and was soon afterward able to take charge of important duties in the millwright department in connection with the mills. In May, 1884, he came to Santa Cruz, California, and in the following September opened in the furniture business with his father at Los Gatos.
He was married; March 10, 1887, to Emma A. Beardslee, a native of Laingsburg, Michigan.
Pen Pictures From The Garden of the World or Santa Clara County, California, Illustrated. - Edited by H. S. Foote.- Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1888.
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