BOLDAMER E. LETANG
Boldamer E. Letang is the well known proprietor of the Jackson Gas Works of Jackson, Amador County, a native of Montreal, Canada, was born on the 13th of April, 1850, and he is of French lineage, the family having been founded in Canada several generations ago. His parents, Calist and Margaret (Proulx) Letang, were both natives of Canada and were honest and industrious farming people who reared eight children, six of whom are now living. The mother departed this life when in her sixty-ninth year, and the father passed away in his seventy-second year. They were devout members of the Catholic Church and their lives were in harmony with their professions.
Mr. Letang, whose name introduces this review, was educated in the parish of St. Lawrence, and in 1880 came to Jackson, Amador County, where for some years he was engaged in the operation of mining machinery, being first located at the Lincoln mine. He then came to Jackson and operated the machinery of the Zeile mine, with which he was connected for about seven years. In 1891, in partnership with V. S. Garbarine, he leased the Jackson Gas Works and after a year bought out his partner and all the stock from the other stockholders, becoming the sole owner. He has since operated the plant with excellent success. He not only manufactures and sells gas for illuminating and cooking purposes but deals in gas stoves and is capable of doing all kinds of repair work on the same. His business is one of the progressive enterprises of the town and contributes much to the comfort and convenience of the inhabitants. He is an expert machinist and an active and honorable businessman who’s well directed efforts have secured to him a comfortable competence.
Mr. Letang is a member of the Masonic fraternity, having taken the degrees of the blue lodge in his native town. In politics he is a Republican and keeps well informed on the issues of the day, but has never sought office, his time and energies being given to other interests.
Transcribed by Gerald Iaquinta.
© 2010 Gerald Iaquinta.