LOUIS M. AZEVEDO.
Individual enterprise is forcefully exhibited in the career of Louis M. Azevedo, one of the progressive and successful
business men and representative citizens of Hanford. He is giving the same conscientious attention to the performance
of his every day duties that he did when in the service of his country during the great World war, and he is fully
entitled to the respect which is accorded him by his fellow citizens. He was born in Oakland, California, on the
21st day of September, 1890, a son of Manuel and Louise J. Azevedo. The father came to California about 1885, locating
in Oakland, where he was married, his bride being a native of Providence, Rhode Island.
Louis M. Azevedo received his educational training in the public schools of his native city and soon after leaving
school found employment in a clothing store. He remained there until 1912, when he came to Hanford and took a position
with the Hanford Mercantile Company, with whom he remained until 1917. On November 6, 1917, he enlisted for military
duty and was assigned to the air service. His entire period of service was spent in Texas, two weeks at Kelly Field
and the remainder of the time at Call Field, Wichita Falls. He gained a sergeant's stripes and performed effective
service in training fliers for active duty overseas. He received an honorable discharge from the service on June
30, 1919, and immediately went to Gilroy, California, where for three and a half years he was engaged in the clothing
business. In 1923 Mr. Azevedo came to Hanford and formed a copartnership with Messrs. F. D. Costa and M. Macedo,
under the name of The Hub Store, clothiers and furnishers. This establishment, which is located at the corner of
Sixth and Douty streets, has gained a high place in the esteem of the community and is enjoying its full share
of the public patronage in its line.
Mr. Azevedo is a republican in his political views and takes an intelligent interest in public affairs. He is a
member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the American Legion and the I. D. E. S. He is a keen lover of all forms
of outdoor recreation, especially of baseball, hunting and fishing. Genial and unassuming in manner, he easily
makes friends and has a high place in the estimation of the community.
History of Tulare County, California
By: Kathleen Edwards Small
Kings County, California
By: J. Larry Smith
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
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