Solano County

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Charles N. Bessac, cashier of the First National Bank of Vallejo and of the First Savings Bank of that city, is a native son of California and all his life has been spent in this state, a resident of Vallejo since 1917. Mr. Bessac was born in Florence, in Los Angeles county, September 11, 1890, and there had his early schooling. His father, H. W. Bessac, was a newspaper man, engaged for some time in publishing a newspaper at Hollister and later as a publisher of the newspaper at Dixon, in this county, and he presently became associated with his father in the newspaper business and became a practical printer and publisher, a line in which he continued until he was twenty-seven years of age.

It was in 1917 that Mr. Bessac definitely abandoned "the art preservative of all arts," left his newspaper work at Dixon and came to Vallejo, where he became employed as a messenger in the First National Bank. Here he found his forte and by close application to the duties in hand was advanced in the service of the bank from messenger to teller, then to bookkeeper, then to a position as assistant to the cashier, and in 1923 was elected cashier of the bank. Mr. Bessac is an active and influential member of the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce and of the Rotary Club and is deeply interested in all proper development projects here.

In 1913, at Dixon, Charles N. Bessac was united in marriage to Miss Grace N. Norman, who was born at that place, a daughter of Travis Norman and a granddaughter of Dr. Udell, the latter of whom came to California in 1852 and became one of the pioneer physicians of this county. Mr. and Mrs. Bessac have two children, a daughter, Jeanne, born in 1915, and a son, Norman Bessac, born in 1923. They have a pleasant home at Vallejo and take an interested and helpful part in the general social and cultural activities of the community.

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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