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BRESLAUER, David (1877-1940)

D. BRESLAUER, PIONEER, DIES - Prominent Business Man Succumbs Here - David Breslauer, 62, pioneer Redding Merchant and native of Redding, died early this morning [13 April 1940] at Pacific Constructors Hospital at Shasta Dam, where he had been ill for some time.

He and his brother, Samuel Breslauer wer partners in The Hub - Breslauer's one of the largest clothing firms in the northern part of the state. They had been in business together for about 40 years and were widely known.

A popular man with many friends, Breslauer was active in fraternal affairs. He was a member of the Redding lodge of Elks, and belonged to all Masonic Orders. He was a member of the Consitory at Oakland and of Ben Ali Temple of the Shrine in Sacramento.

He was born in Redding March 17, 1877, when Redding was in its early days, and played a vital part in the growth of the city.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Hattie (Smith) Breslauer; two sisters, Mrs. W.C. Powell and Mrs. Fred Seid of San Francisco; two brothers, Louis and Samuel Breslauer of Redding, and a nephew, Leland Seid of San Francisco.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday from McDonald's Chapel.~

DAVID BRESLAUER SERVICES TO BE TUESDAY MORNING - David Breslauer, 63, pioneer Redding merchant will be laid to rest tomorrow after funeral services at 10:30 a.m. from McDonald's Chapel.

Redding Masonic Lodge, of which he was a member, will have charge of special services at the grave side in the family lot in Redding Cemetery.

The Reverend Ralph H. Richardson, pastor of the Redding Methodist Church will officiate at the services. Pall-bearers will be Fran Dobrowsky, Orr M. Chenoweth, M.W. Brazelton, S.B. Milisich, E.P. Hawkins and L.J. Kennedy.

Breslauer, who with his brother Samuel Breslauer, founded The Hub - Breslauer's 40 years ago was a native of Redding and had seen most of the city's growth from it's beginnings in early mining days.~

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