Monterey County California Genealogy and History

Monterey County: Biographies


Ernest E. Coltrane, the proprietor of the Monterey Sheet Metal Works, at 206 Franklin street, Monterey, is a man of affairs whose influence in both industrial and commercial circles has been beneficial in advancing the best interests of Monterey county. A native of the fine old state of North Carolina, he was born at Thomasville, September 13, 1872, and was educated in the public schools of the south. Removing to Maryland, he matriculated in the School of Art and Design at Baltimore, where he pursued a comprehensive course in architecture and mechanical and freehand drawing for four years. Since his graduation he has been steadily advancing in his chosen field.

In 1915 Mr. Coltrane came to Monterey, and about the middle of 1918 established his present business, having the only exclusive sheet-metal shop in the city. He has aimed to so equip and to so manage it that his establishment would be equal to any demand and his skill and ability are now widely recognized and have brought him more and more patronage, so that the Monterey Sheet Metal Works is today recognized as one of the institutions of note in the business life of the old historic town. He has executed many important contracts. From this concern has gone out the sheet-metal work for the W. W. Crocker residence and the Del Monte Hotel, particularly the splendid fittings in the kitchen for which that hostelry was so noted. Mr. Coltrane also superintended the metal work for the First National Bank of Monterey, one of the representative structures in the more modern part of the city.

Fond of hunting and fishing, Mr. Coltrane delights in the great outdoors. In politics he is a stalwart republican and at all times an interested witness of the changing events, which are making America's history.

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.