Posted by Cathy Gowdy on Friday, August 21, 2015 at 05:29:31 :
Thursday, January 23, 1941
Funeral of Joseph Corti, Pioneer Stone Mason, Wednesday
Joseph Corti, well known stone mason of San Rafael, who for the past 62 years has conducted a monument works in this city, died at the home of his daughter here last Tuesday morning at the age of 87 years.
Funeral service was held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Keaton Mortuary, with entombment at Mt. Tamalpais cemetery.
Mr. Corti left his native Italy when he was 21 years of age, where he learned his trade as a stone mason. When he arrived in the United States in 1875, Chicago was preparing for the Centennial celebration in 1876, and young Corti got a job at his trade which lasted for many months. When his work there was completed he came direct to San Francisco, where he went into the stone and monument business with a partner. In a short time the partnership dissolved, and Mr. Corti came to San Rafael and established a monument business on B street, near third, but soon moved his plant near the entrance to Mt. Tamalpais cemetery, where he was appointed Superintendent of the Cemetery by an association. He held this position for about 20 years, while still operating his plant.
Mr. Corti leaves a daughter, Mary Corti, a son, Lawrence Corti; two grandchildren, Mrs. Miriam Kroll, Lawrence Andrews, and one great-granddaughter, Joe Andrews. (sic) His wife passed away in 1928, and a daughter Christine Corti died a few years ago.
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