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It is an established fact that the man of courage and tenacity of purpose, who governs his actions by conservative judgment, unerringly progresses toward success, no matter what his start in life. In Mr. Azevedo. who is now identified with the Sacramento Valley Bank and Trust Company, is found a type of citizen who early realizes the value of a definite aim, as well as true and honorable principles, and who forges ahead regardless of discouragements or divers opinions as to his wisdom in carrying out his plans.

Although a native of Terceira, one of the Azore Islands, his birth having occurred therein March 6, 1886, Mr. Azevedo has spent his life in the United States from the time he was about two years old. His parents, Manuel J. and Maria (Pexioto) Azevedo, were also natives of the Azores. Manuel J. Azevedo came to California in 1854 and engaged in mining, later following vegetable farming and freighting his produce to Virginia City. He returned to his old home to retire from active life, but the charms of California had won him and he came back to Sacramento county in 1887. Ranching at Freeport for a time he then became interested in the Eagle Winery at 1517 Eighteenth street, Sacramento, successfully conducting a large business until his death in 1909.

Joseph F. Azevedo supplemented his public school education by a course in St. Mary's College, Oakland, and upon his graduation in 1905 secured a situation as messenger in the service of the Fort Sutter bank. By virtue of his innate truthfulness and courtesy, he soon established himself in the eyes of his employers as a lad worthy of the highest confidence, and accordingly received promotion from time to time, having reached the position of cashier ere he relinquished his duties May 15, 1911, to assume his present position of assistant cashier of the Sacramento Valley Bank and Trust Co., which he has conducted with characteristic skill and devotion to detail.

On August 28, 1909, Mr. Azevedo married Miss Ida Nuttall, whose father, Levi Nuttall, for many years was associated with the Southern Pacific Railroad Company, serving in the repair department of the shops at Sacramento.

Mr. Azevedo is an active member of Sacramento Lodge No. 6, B. P. O. E., as well as the local Council, Knights of Columbus, and as a young man of energetic, congenial personality and broad, intensive measures is regarded as one of Sacramento's most progressive citizens.

History of Sacramento County, California
Biographical Sketches of The Leading Men and Women of the County Who Have Been Identified With Its Growth and Development from the Early Days to the Present
History By: William L. Willis
Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, California (1913)

Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011