Monterey County California Genealogy and History

Monterey County: Biographies


A manager of experience in the theatrical field, who has done much to give Santa Cruz the best of dramatic advantages, is Earl H. Amos, the wide-awake progressive director of the New Santa Cruz Theater. He was born at Tecumseh, Oklahoma, August 29, 1893, the son of L. J. and Effie (Beams) Amos, who removed to Los Angeles in 1904. Father and son started the Amos News Company there. Both parents are still living, now honored residents of Mountain View, Santa Clara county.

Earl H. Amos attended the schools of Los Angeles, studied at home, and took a business course, after which he followed a stage career. At first he played with George Monroe in the Midnight Sun and appeared in practically every city in the United States and Canada during a period of twelve years. He was next with the Rialto Theater, as house manager. After that he joined the New Mission Theater at San Francisco, where he remained for three years, going from there to the New Filmore, where he was manager for nine months. He returned to the Mission Theater for three years, and in May, 1924, came to the New Santa Cruz Theater as the manager. He is devoted to his work, but this does not interfere with his devotion to Santa Cruz and county. He is fond of outdoor sports and especially of the vigorous American game of baseball.

Mr. Amos was married July 30, 1919, to Miss Helen Louise Brunelle, of Boston, who had also been on the stage and continued to travel with her husband after they were married. Three children have been born of this union: Earl H., Jr., Stanley Luther and Fredston. Mr. Ames belongs to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and to the Exchange Club, and in politics he is independent.

Source: History of Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties, California : cradle of California's history and romance : dating from the planting of the cross of Christendom upon the shores of Monterey Bay by Fr. Junipero Serra, and those intrepid adventurers who accompanied him, down to the present day. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1925, 890 pgs.