Mrs. Birdie G. Maze
MRS. BIRDIE G. MAZE. A business woman whose parents are old settlers,
and whose exceptional success in the conducting of her drug store is doubtless
due, in part, to the inheriting of pioneer traits, is Mrs. Birdie G. Maze, a native daughter,
born near Modesto, and the daughter of Henry Cavill, who came from
| He arrived in California in 1859, and after mining for gold for a while,
he became a farmer. As such he was one of the early settlers of Stanislaus County,
locating here in 1867, and now, with most interesting recollections of stirring days,
he is enjoying a retired life at Modesto, eighty-nine years of age.
He had married
Mrs. Matilda Elizabeth (Standiford) Cobb, a native of Missouri, who, as the wife
of John Cobb, had crossed the plains to California in an ox-team train in 1863. They
settled on land eight miles from what is now Modesto in the primitive period, when
they had to haul both their produce and lumber from far-away Stockton: and there
Mr. Cobb died. Mrs. Cobb, who is still living at Modesto, later married Mr.
Cavill, and their union has proven very happy. Mrs. Maze's grandparents, John and Jane
Standiford, also came to California.
Mrs. Maze was educated in the Wilson School at Oakland and at the Alameda
high school, and in 1905 she became Mrs. Maze. One son was born of this marriage,
Albert Cavil Maze. In 1916, she started her career as a druggist, and since then she
has continued actively in that field, meeting with more and more success. Her drug
store is located at the corner of Tenth and II streets, and with its well-appointed
balcony and its complete, fresh stock, makes an attractive place of business. Mrs.
Maze is an influential leader in the Alameda Drug Association; she belongs to
the Rebekahs, being a member of the Golden West Lodge No. 110; and she attends
the Episcopal Church.