HARRY FARLEY EMLAY
Bio- Pen Pictures
SURNAMES: FARLEY, STRICKLAND,
Harry Farley Emlay is a son of Eli and Helen C. (Farley) Emlay, with whom he came to Gilroy in the fall of 1869. He was born in Alvarado, Alameda County, California, January 19, 1864, and was reared and educated in Gilroy, graduating there in the class of 1881. He entered the Southern Pacific Railroad office at Gilroy in 1881, as clerk and apprentice to railroad business. In 1882 he went to Menlo Park as assistant in the Southern Pacific office, where he remained six months, and was then appointed relief agent, serving in that capacity more than one year. In September, 1883, he received an appointment as agent at Mountain View for the Southern Pacific Railroad Co., remaining until June 25, 1884, when he was transferred to Menlo Park. He represented the company there until September 9, that year, when he was sent to Santa Cruz and remained in charge there until August 15, 1886, when he was placed in charge of the company’s business and interests at Gilroy.
Mr. Emlay is a
member of N. S. G. W., Gilroy Parlor, No. 81. He was married in Gilroy July 3,
1884, to Miss Mamie B. Strickland, a native of San Francisco, but reared in
Chicago. Politically, Mr. Emlay is a Republican. It is but justice to him to
say that since he has been agent of the Southern Pacific Railroad at Gilroy,
there has never been a complaint against the office, and he has the esteem and
good-will both of the company and their patrons.
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.
Transcribed by Kathy Sedler
Proofread by Betty Vickroy
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