John Sartor, a popular citizen of Weed, is one of the proprietors of the Weed Bakery, which he has developed into an important enterprise, its patronage coming from a wide radius of surrounding country. Mr. Sartor was born in Italy on the 17th of February, 1889, and is a son of Dominico and Mary (Brunello) Sartor, neither of whom ever came to this country. John Sartor attended the public schools of his native country to the age of sixteen years, and in 1905 came to the United States, going to Ashland, Oregon. He was first employed at railroad work, which he followed for four years, then went to McCloud, where he served as foreman for some twenty years, eventually becoming head foreman. Industrious, intelligent and wise in the handling of men, he was very efficient in every position which he held and commanded the respect of all who knew him. In 1927 he came to Weed and, with a partner, bought the Weed Bakery, which they have conducted to the present time. They have maintained a thoroughly modern shop and are now baking eight hundred loaves of bread a day, besides large quantities of cakes, cookies and pies. They run a delivery wagon, which takes care of the local trade very satisfactorily, and they also ship bread and other bakery products to Hilt, Montague, Grenada, Edgewood, Grass Lake, Dorris, Mount Shasta and Dunsmuir, shipping by both train and stage. They also handle a good line of candy and their patronage has increased steadily until today they have a business of which they are justifiably proud.
Politically Mr. Sartor is a Republican and takes a helpful interest in matters affecting the public welfare. He is a member of the Sons of Italy at Weed and was one of the founders of the McCloud lodge of that order. He also belongs to the Foresters of America at Weed and the Ancient Order of Druids and the Fraternal Order of Eagles at Mount Shasta. He is cordial and straightforward in all his relations with his fellowmen and is uniformly regarded as one of Weed’s best citizens, well worthy of the high place which he holds in public regard.
Transcribed by Gerald Iaquinta.
Source: Wooldridge, J. W. Major, History of Sacramento Valley California, Vol. 2 Pages 324-325. Pioneer Historical Publishing Co. Chicago 1931.
© 2010 Gerald Iaquinta.