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Carl E.  Stentz
(1904-1996)

Carl Earl Stentz was born April 7, 1904. Prior to 1936 he married a woman named Lucile (but not, as has been suggested, Lucile Killingsworth who, in 1939, was still unmarried and had been working as a clerk at Grove Pharmacy, in Pacific Grove). He lived in Alhambra, Los Angeles County, Califoria in 1936-1937, and was working as a "superintendant." His home was at 1110 S. Monterey St. In 1946-1954 he lived at 1132 S. 3rd St. He patented a ball-valve in 1946. And in 1952 Carl was elected Mayor of Alhambra. In 1958 he lived at 109 Via Quito, in Newport Beach, Orange County, California. And in 1960-1962 he lived at 316 Via Lido Nord, Newport Beach.

Carl must have had an excellent mineral collection; it won the top award at the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show in 1963. In 1964 he traded two specimens (epidote from California and barite from Colorado) to the U.S. National Museum.

Carl E. Stentz appears in the 1980 Newport Beach city directory, living at 79 Pinestone in Santa Ana. He died June 3, 1996, in Irvine, California. His collection was purchased by Laguna Beach mineral dealers Wayne and Dona Leicht of Kristalle.

References:
U.S. Federal Census, 1910, 1920, 1930.
California Voter Registration Rolls.
U.S. Patent Office Records.
Social Security Death Index.
California Death Index.
Tucson Citizen Newspaper, 1963.
Proceedings of the U.S. National Museum for 1964.
California City Directories.
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