Monterey County California Genealogy and History

Monterey County: Biographies


James J. Enemark of the enterprising firm of Enemark Brothers, exerts a helpful influence making at all times for that progress beneficial to the community as a whole, rather than selfishly to any individual. Mr. Enemark was born at Freedom, California, December 17, 1893, the son of James M. and Mary A. (Jensen) Enemark, the former a pioneer who, with a brother, N. N. Enemark, settled about two miles to the north of Watsonville many years ago and have been there ever since. James M. Enemark came from Denmark when a lad of seventeen years, and it was in 1884 that he and his brother started in business together. The latter died in 1921, after our subject's father had bought out his share. The mother is deceased, a kindly lady, pleasantly remembered.

James J. Enemark attended the public schools in Watsonville, enjoying both a high school and a commercial course, and in time he entered his father's establishment. In 1917, however, he enlisted for service in the World war and was a sergeant in the air division. He saw eighteen months of service and now is an honored member of the American Legion. About two years ago, the sons bought their father's interest in the business, and they have made their general merchandise store, conducted under the firm name of Enemark Brothers, a popular establishment. They also sell hay and grain and enjoy a thriving trade.

On June 13, 1920, James J. Enemark married Miss Ruby G. Waite, a native of Texas, who was reared in California, and they have one child, Majorie Jane. Mr. Enemark is fond of hunting and fishing, and also of the social life of the Elks; and his public spirit leads him to take a live interest in the past, present and future of Santa Cruz county, with a particular and natural preference, of course, for Watsonville and vicinity. He casts his ballot for the men and measures of the republican party.

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.