Jasper Faure, the proprietor of the Beckwith Garage, is well known as an expert automobile mechanic and entirely reliable in all that he does. The result is that he has built up a substantial business and is enjoying well earned success. He was born in Canton Graubünden, Switzerland, on the 25th of June, 1881, and was there reared and educated. He learned the stonemason trade which line of work he followed for three or four years in France. In 1907 he came to the United States and for two years was employed in various lumber camps. After coming to the Pacific coast, he attended two winter terms, of four months each, at the Pacific Automobile School, in San Francisco, where he learned the trade of automobile mechanic. In 1909 he located in Beckwith, where he was employed in a garage. In 1917 he started out on his own account, establishing a small garage at the other end of town from his present location. His ability in this line was by that time well known and it was not long until his growing business made it necessary to secure larger quarters. To meet this situation he erected his present garage, thirty by eight feet in connection with which he has a completely equipped service station. In addition, he carries a complete line of Goodyear tires and tubes, and such other accessories as are called for by the local trade.
On August 20, 1921, in Reno, Nevada, Mr. Faure was united in marriage to Mrs. Lena Lapori, who was born in Switzerland. By her first marriage, she became the mother of a son, Frank, who was adopted by his stepfather, and is now known as Frank Faure. He is a graduate of the Portola high school and is assisting Mr. Faure in the garage. By his present marriage Mr. Faure is the father of two children, Helen and Marvin. Since coming to Beckwith Mr. Faure has bought a home and altogether is very comfortably situated, being also the owner of the Farley Café building. He has shown a commendable interest in local public affairs and has served as a member of the board of school trustees. He took out his citizenship papers at Quincy and gives his political support to the Republican Party. He has proved a good citizen in the best sense of the term, and during all the years of his residence here has commanded the respect and good will of the people.
Transcribed by Gerald Iaquinta.
© 2010 Gerald Iaquinta.