Monterey County California Genealogy and History

Monterey County: Biographies


A very progressive man of affairs to whom has very properly been entrusted interests of great importance to the public as well as to the fortunate owners, is Grover Hurt, once prominent in the educational field, and now, a resident of Salinas, living at 160 Gabilan street, esteemed as one of those personages who would make a success in almost any. field: A Jiative of the great northern state of Oregon, he was born at Medford, December 5, 1887, and attended both the lower schools and the normal school in Chico. Thus well equipped he came to Salinas, in 1909, and taught school in Greenfield and Santa Rita, Monterey county, and for a while he was a member of the county board of education. He next attended the University of California and also the University, of Chicago, and on returning to California he was made superintendent of schools at Mill Valley, in Marin county.

In 1920 he again located in Salinas, making this city his home, and here he has become influential as the manager of the Henry Bardin estate, which includes large landholdings and stock interests in Monterey county. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Bank of Italy, at Salinas, and was organizer of the People's Finance & Thrift Company, of which he is now the president. He is likewise president of the Salinas Elevator Corporation and he is a county director of the California Farm Bureau Exchange. In all these organizations Mr. Hurt has sought, in a quiet, dignified and effective way, to advance the best and most permanent interests of both the community and the county in which he lives and discharges his responsible duties.

On the 8th of October, 1916, Mr. Hurt was married to Miss Hazel J. Bardin, daughter of Henry Bardin, whose sketch appears elsewhere in this publication. Two children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Hurt, namely: Barbara, and Phyllis. Mr. Hurt is now master of Salinas Lodge, No. 204, F. & A. M.; and he also belongs to Salinas Chapter, No. 59, R. A. M., Watsonville Commandery, No. 22, K. T. and the Islam Temple of Shriners, in San Francisco. He is likewise connected with Salinas Pyramid of Sciots, No. 33, and Salinas Lodge, No. 614, B. P. O. E., also claims him as one of their honored members. In his fraternal and social, as well as in his business relations, he typifies the spirit of loyalty and progress.

Source: History of Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties, California : cradle of California's history and romance : dating from the planting of the cross of Christendom upon the shores of Monterey Bay by Fr. Junipero Serra, and those intrepid adventurers who accompanied him, down to the present day. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1925, 890 pgs.