California Genealogy and History Archives
and around Sacramento there is no better known authority on brick than
is the gentleman whose name is above, and his expert advice is
frequently called for by manufacturers in different parts of the United
States. George W. Bostwick is a native of Michigan, born in Saginaw. He
attended public and high school, then engaged with a local furniture
company. In 1891 he entered the music business, first in the retail
line, then later as a manufacturer. For nine years he held the position
of general manager for the Waldo Manufacturing Company of Saginaw, which
position he filled with ability until January, 1905, when he assumed the
management of the U. S. Brick corporation's plant at Michigan City, Ind.
This position he occupied until June, 1910, when he moved to California
and became superintendent for the Monterey Brick and Stone Company, at
Monterey, and in September of the same year moved the plant to
Sacramento, where the name was changed to the Sacramento Sandstone Brick
Bostwick now occupies the position of secretary and man- ager of this
company. The concern is making facing brick and art stone, and the
products are second to none in existence, having passed the
specifications of the United States government and been tested out by
the University of California, also by the state engineering department.
The brick is now in evidence in some of Sacramento's finest buildings,
also in San Francisco and other points throughout the state.
present enviable position occupied by this company is entirely owing to
Mr. Bostwick's expert knowledge of the art of making sandstone brick, as
he was one of the first men in this country to engage in its
manufacture, though the industry is an old one in Germany and some other
of the older countries.
Mr. Bostwick was married in 1895 to Miss A. Glover of Bay City, Mich., and four interesting children are making life worth while around his home.
Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011