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Daniel James Jamieson

The fountain-head of the machinist and molder’s trade is the patternmaker, and unless the pattern is prepared absolutely perfect the casting has a flaw that can never be remedied, hence the man who makes the pattern must understand every part of his trade and he must be perfect of sight and of steady nerve in order to accomplish success. Such a man we find in Daniel James Jamieson, who was born in Dayton, Green county, Ohio, October 27, 1881, the oldest of three children born to James W. and Amanda (Schlutter) Jamieson, the former born in Aberdeen, Scotland, the latter in Pennsylvania. The father was a moulder by trade, and when twenty years of age came to the United States, following his trade in Ohio until 1891, when he brought his family to California, locating first in Oakland and later on a ranch at Cotati, where he and his wife still reside.

The subject of this sketch was but ten years of age when his parents came to California, being educated in the public schools of Oakland until eighteen years of age, when he was apprenticed as a pattern maker with George F. Buswell, in San Francisco. After completing his trade he continued working at it in that city until 1908, when he located in Petaluma and started in business for himself as pattern and cabinet maker, and has now the largest business in pattern making north of the bay.

Mr. Jamieson was married in Cotati to Miss Thora Moller, who was born in San Francisco. They reside at No. 410 Third street, Petaluma, where they have a comfortable and well-kept home. Fraternally Mr. Jamieson is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of which he is past Noble Grand; of the Encampment, of which he is the present Chief Patriarch; is also a member of the Canton and Rebekahs, besides which he is a member of Engine Co. No. 1 of the Petaluma Fire Department. Mr. Jamieson has been very successful in business, and by his business associates and many friends is held in high esteem for his genial personality and noble qualities.

History of Sonoma 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: Tom Gregory
Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, California (1911)

Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011