Frederick W. Zeile [1856-1910]
ECA Record Control Number: 13181
Record Level: Listing
Record Type: Collector
Name: Frederick W. Zeile
City: San Francisco
Frederick W. Zeile, for years a prominent figure in the business and social life of this city, died yesterday morning at the Lane hospital, following an operation performed last Friday, from which he was weak to rally. He was attended at the last by his wife and his eldest daughter, Miss Marion Zeile, his younger daughter, Ruth, not arriving in time from New York.
Zeile had been in comparatively poor health for the last two or three years, and the doctors from the first held out little hope of his recovery.
Zeile was a member of the Pacific Union, Bohemian and San Francisco golf clubs. He was a foremost worker in all municipal movements and was for some time president of the Outdoor Art league. From the time of its organization until October, 1905, he was president of the Mercantile trust company of this city, and resigned his position because of ill health. Subsequently, he traveled through Europe, seeking to regain his health, and had for the last year taken no active part in business affairs. During Phelan’s administration as mayor, he served as a park commissioner and was interested in many local charities ever since his graduation from the University of California.
Zeile left a wife, who was formerly Mrs. Ida May Humphrey, known for years in the local social department as Miss Ida Roberts. His secret marriage to her in 1906 startled society at the time, but the marriage was a most happy one. Miss Marion Zeile was a debutante of last year, and is one of the most popular of the girls in the younger social set in this city. His younger daughter, Ruth, is still a schoolgirl. Zeile’s mother and brother also survive him.
Citation: San Francisco Call, San Francisco, CA, “Business World Loses a Leader: Frederick W. Zeile Dies After an Illness of Several Years”, Sunday, December 4, 1910.
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