Solano County

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A. M. Avilla was born in Napa county, California, on the 8th of April, 1895, and is a son of Joseph and Mary Avilla. The father come to California when he was fourteen years of age and first located at Point Reyes. Afterward he moved to Napa county, and here all of his children were born. Some time later he went to Marin county and lived there for several years, but eventually he returned to Napa county, where both he and his wife spent their last days.

A. M. Avilla received his educational training in the public schools of his home neighborhood and during his early years worked on the home farm. On the outbreak of the World war and the entry of the United States into the conflict he enlisted in the navy and was assigned to the submarine service. For about eight months he was on patrol duty in the war zone near Cuba. After a year in the service he returned home and spent about a year on the home ranch. Then for a time he worked in the Mare Island navy yard and subsequently for a year he was on patrol duty at Vallejo. On his release from that service Mr. Avilla became an automobile salesman, which line he followed for about a year, and since then he has devoted himself to the interests of his ranch, where he is conducting dairying operations with success. He has about four hundred acres of highly improved and well cultivated land, a part of the farm being reserved for pasturage purposes, and he has gained a high reputation as a progressive farmer and dairyman. His success has been attained by close attention to the details of his business and the exercise of wise discrimination in all of his operations.

Mr. Avilla was married to Miss Myrtle Lambrecht, who was born and reared at Suisun. Politically he gives his support to the republican party, and he is an earnest advocate of all measures calculated to be of benefit to the public welfare.

History of Solano County, California By Marguerite Hunt and Napa County, California By Harry Lawrence Gunn. From Their Earliest Settlement To The Present Time. Chicago. S.J. Clarke Pub. Co. 1926. 883 pages.

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