California Genealogy and History Archives
ancient, semi-artistic trade of the stone-cutter has engaged the
attention of many men of talent and of business ability, who have left
to the world a lasting record of their achievements as builders and
decorators. These reflections are inspired by a mental review of the
successful career of Andrew Carlaw, of Tenth and R streets, Sacramento.
was in Maddiston, Stirling county, Scotland, that Mr. Carlaw was born.
After having acquired a practical education in such public schools as
were available to him in the vicinity of his boyhood home, he learned
stone-cutting under the instruction of a competent old-country master,
and he worked at it in his native land until 1881. Then he came to the
United States, which he believed would afford him a better field for his
activities than was open to him at home, and settled in Sacramento.
Soon, in partnership with his brother, he established a stone-yard in a
convenient locality, and they carried on a successful business in the
handling of general stone imtil October, 1898, when his brother died;
since then Andrew Carlaw has been manager of the enterprise. He has
increased the business and is well and favorably known throughout the
somewhat extensive territory which he reaches with his trade.
In his political views Mr. Carlaw is a Republican. Well informed upon the political issues of the day and their bearing on our economic conditions, he believes, that the best solution of many of the people's troubles will be found in the outcome of the work of that party, and to it, its men and its measures he yields most loyal allegiance. In his social affiliations he is a Mason and an Odd Fellow.
Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011