Solano County

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It is an honor for any man to be so proficient in his particular craft as to gain public recognition on that account. "Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well," is an old and tried axiom, but many fall short of their possibilities, and therefore fail to take advantage of their opportunities, for always the real expert in any line is in demand. Daniel W. Breslin is not only one of the best known and most highly respected citizens of Vallejo, but he has long enjoyed the reputation of being jone of the best coppersmiths on the Pacific coast, a reputation in which he takes a justifiable pride. He is a native of the state of Massachusetts, but at the age of eight months was brought by his parents, by boat, to San Francisco, arriving here on February 7, 1864. His parents were Daniel and Margaret (Porter) Breslin. After his arrival here the father became an engineer for the San Francisco Gas Light and Power Company, in whose employ he remained for many years.

Daniel W. Breslin received his education in the public schools of San Francisco and at the age of twelve years he went to work. At the age of fifteen years he began to learn the trade of a coppersmith and he learned it well, becoming a master of his craft. He followed that trade in San Francisco for sixteen years, and then, in 1894, came to Vallejo and went to work in the Mare Island navy yard, where for the past twenty-one years he has held the position of master coppersmith. Much responsible work comes under his supervision there and he has proved himself well qualified to supervise the work, enjoying the confidence of his superiors and the respect of the men under him.

Mr. Breslin married Miss Mary Kane, a native of Sonoma county, California, and they are the parents of three children, Daniel I., M. I. and Evelyn. Mr. Breslin has always given his support to the democratic party and has taken a good citizen's interest in the public welfare, voting according to his best judgment for the men and measures that will best advance the public welfare. Fraternally, he is a member of the Improved Order of Red Men and the Knights of Columbus (third degree). He is a man of fine personal qualities, a great lover of his home and genial and kindly in his relations with those with whom he comes in contact, therefore he has long held the unequivocal confidence and esteem of the entire community.

History of Solano County, California By Marguerite Hunt and Napa County, California By Harry Lawrence Gunn. From Their Earliest Settlement To The Present Time. Chicago. S.J. Clarke Pub. Co. 1926. 883 pages.

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