A History of California and an Extended History of Its Southern Coast Counties; Also Containing Biographies of Well-Known Citizens of the Past and Present Volume 2

A History of California and an Extended History of Its Southern Coast Counties; Also Containing Biographies of Well-Known Citizens of the Past and Present Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...St. Clair county, Ill., March 12, 1876, and received his primary education in the Lenzburg schools. Accompanying the family to California in 1885, he afterward was a student in the grammar and high schools of Pomona, and was graduated from the latter in 1890, at the age of fourteen years. In seeking a means of livelihood he found employment on ranches and the range, but while still a mere youth he embarked in the livery business on Avenue Twenty-two, Los Angeles, where he remained a year, and then spent a similar period in a livery business at Covina. During June of 1904 he came to Oxnard and purchased the livery barn of Gordon Brothers, since which time he has conducted a livery, boarding and sales stable on A street near Fifth. Special attention is given to the boarding of horses and to the giving of prompt and efiicient service along the lines of the business. In addition to the management of the barn, he is interested in the P. J. Dreher Company at Pomona. Since coming to Oxnard he has identified himself with the Citizens Club and has become associated with Masonry in the Oxnard Lodge No. 341, F. & A. M., in which he is an active worker and to whose philanthropic principles he gives stanch support. As yet he has not been active in party affairs, and the casting of a Republican ballot represents the limit of his participation in politics; however, he keeps posted concerning problems of national importance and is intelligently interested in measures tending to the permanent prosperity of the city, state 'and country. JOHN A. PEARSON. After traveling extensively in the central and western states of the Union, John A. Pearson came to the wise conclusion that there were few sections of the country more desirable for an abiding place...show more

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  • 188.98 x 246.13 x 41.15mm | 1,428.81g
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  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236783379
  • 9781236783370