a piece of very good fortune that M. Caton, of Atwater, was able to get such a
capable and efficient manager as David Casaretto for his meat market in the
Martha Washington Stores, Inc. at Atwater. Having a most thorough
of the butchering, meat-packing and curing industry gained by long years of
experience, he is able to handle the customers in such a way as to make
best of friends of every one with whom he has dealings and has proved a
help to his employer.
He was born in Indian Gulch, Mariposa County on June 24,
1856, the second of four children. His father, Giuseppe Casaretto, is
in another place in this book. He attended the Merced Falls school and was reared
at Indian Gulch. He began the wool-growing business in company with his brothers
and continued in it until 1884 when he took up the butcher trade,
he followed in Arizona and Colorado as a journeyman for forty years.
Six years ago he
came to Atwater and became manager of the Sanitary Meat Market, where he
remained until 1924. About January 1, 1925, he assumed his present
He owns his residence in Atwater. He does not tie to any political party but
votes for the best men and measures at all elections.
Casaretto was married in Colorado Springs, Colo, in 1888, to Miss Ella McElroy, a
native of Missouri, who came to California with her parents. There are four
children of the union, viz.: Verne W., of Atwater; Ruth, wife of Charles
Wirow, in San Diego County; Hazel, wife of Arthur Davis of Los Angeles;
Herbert, who died at one year of age. There are also six grandchildren.
from The History of Merced County- John Olcot, 1925
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