Monterey County California Genealogy and History

Monterey County: Biographies


W. C. Meginness, of Watsonville, is a member of the firm doing business under the name of the City Transfer Company. He is a native of California, born in San Jose, February 15, 1895, and is a son of U. S. and Sarah Frances (Neff) Meginness. The father was also a native of the old state capital and was a son of Samuel Meginness, who drove an ox team across the plains in 1851, and settled in San Jose, where he carried on his business as a blacksmith.

During his boyhood, W. C. Meginness acquired a good practical education in the grammar and high schools of his native city. He also learned the trade of a blacksmith, which he followed for seven years. When the United States entered the World war, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served from July 24, 1917, to March 25, 1918, when he received his honorable discharge. He had previously come to Watsonville in 1904 and drove a truck until he entered into business as a partner in the City Transfer Company, which now has its office at 20 Wall street.

In 1917 Mr. Meginness married Adaline Josephine Dusio, of Watsonville, by whom he has one daughter, Eleanora Roberta. He casts his ballot with the republican party, and is a prominent member of the Improved Order of Red Men.

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.