WILLIAM H. ENGLISH.
Lindsay's chief of police, William H. English, was born November 23, 1886, in Zenia, a son of Howard and Elizabeth
(McCreary) English. He received a good public school education and when about twenty years of age came to California.
Locating in Visalia, he was employed for a time by Charles Riley on a ranch. After a few months he came to Lindsay,
which city has since been his home. He owns a comfortable residence at No. 463 Gale Hill avenue, the product of
his industry and frugality. For several years after coming to Lindsay he was employed on the adjacent ranches or
in the fruit packing houses.
In 1912 Mr. English was appointed night watchman, which position he held for eight years. During that time it was
observed by the citizens of Lindsay that he was faithful and conscientious in the performance of his duty and in
1921 his fidelity was rewarded by his promotion to his present official position of chief of police. His experience
while serving as night watchman taught him many things with regard to dealing with law breakers, and the people
of Lindsay are now reaping the fruits of this experience through his organization and management of the police
force. Mr. English is a man of fine physique He owns twenty five acres of land southewest of Lindsay.
In 1916 Mr. English was united in marriage to Miss Hazel L. Warnes, a native of Missouri. One son, Paul Stanley
English, has been born to this union and is now (1925) four years of age. Mr. English is a member of the Masonic
fraternity and belongs to the Modern Woodmen of America.
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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