William E. ("Billie") Blote (1854 – 1926) was an early Oakland resident and member of the Oakland Pioneers. He came to California in 1863.

California Pioneer, Aged 71 Succumbs

William E. Blote, California pioneer, who had made his home here since 1863, died at St. Anthony's hospital last night. He was the father of Deputy City Tax Collector Edward R. Blote, Frank W. Blote, local business man, and Harold C. Blote. He was the brother of Martin C. Blote, who is connected with the East Bay Water company, of Henry Blote and F. B.. Blote.

Blote was 71 years of age and a member of the Oakland Pioneers. He came to California 63 years ago.

Funeral services will he held Saturday at 10 a. m. at an undertaking establishment at 588 Jefferson street. Rev. Clarence Reed of the First Unitarian church will officiate. Friends of the family are invited to the services. 1

California Pioneer, Aged 71, Succumbs
William E. Blote

Stories from Billie, often begun with "Say, boys...":

Links and References

  1. California Pioneer, Aged 71, Succumbs William E. Blote Oakland Tribune March 25, 1926 – Page 11