Monterey County California Genealogy and History

Monterey County: Biographies


Among the best stocked electrical headquarters in Monterey is the well managed Tice Electrical Shop, owned and conducted by Reuben S. Tice, at 120 Pearl street. He carries a very complete line of electrical goods and supplies and his close attention to business and his enterprising methods are bringing him deserved success. He was born at Salinas, California, March 10, 1899, a son of Sidney J. and Florence E. (Corey) Tice, old time residents of the Monterey peninsula, the father having long had a planing mill here.

Reuben S. Tice attended the public schools of Pacific Grove, and then took a business training and an electrical engineering course. He enlisted in the United States navy during the World war and saw two and one-half years of severe service, part of the time doing duty on transports, one trip alone having taken him to nearly every part of Europe and Africa. All in all, he made sixteen trips across the ocean and it was not until June, 1919, that he received his honorable discharge after which he returned to Monterey.

Mr. Tice afterward went to Fresno, where he worked for the Valley Electric Company and the Robinson Electric Company for a year, and following his return to Monterey he established his present business in the spring of 1922. He has met with success of the kind that encourages a man to put forth his best effort. He carries a full line of electrical supplies, also deals in vacuum cleaners, washing machines, stoves and ranges and stands ready at all times to contract for electric installations. He employes five men, and these have assisted him ably to do such excellent work as will be found to his credit in the Furlong building, the Palace Grill, in many private residences and in the Holman building of Pacific Grove. He belongs to the Builders Association and to the Electrical Device League, and he is always ready to cooperate with any civic organization in the betterment of both town and county.

Mr. Tice married Miss Hazel Beck, a native of San Bernardino, the ceremony taking place at San Jose. She shares her husband's liking for boating, and with him also partakes of other sports in the great open. They have many friends in Monterey and enjoy the warm regard of all who know them.

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.