Solano County

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The man who has made a success of life and won the honor and esteem of his fellow citizens deserves more than passing notice. To this class belongs Marion W. Brazelton, the able and efficient cashier of the First National Bank of Vacaville. By a life of persistent and well directed effort, he has earned the right to be classed among those enterprising and progressive citizens of the county who have made their influence felt in their respective communities. Mr. Brazelton was born in Glenn county, California, on the 8th day of November, 1880, the son of John W. and Mary (Seahorn) Brazelton. The father, who was a native of Virginia, came to California in 1879, locating on a ranch at Orland. In 1884 he moved to Vacaville, where he continued to make his home until his death, which occurred in 1904. He is survived by his widow, who still resides on the old home place.

Marion W. Brazelton finished his local education in the high school at Vacaville and supplemented this by a course in Heald's Business College in San Francisco. He then was variously employed by fruit corporations until 1906, when he accepted a position with the La Maoine Lumber Company, of Shasta county, California, where he remained about ten years. He next became manager of the Vacaville Fruit Growers Association, a position which he retained for five years and then, in 1922, became cashier of the First National Bank of Vacaville. He is particularly well qualified for this responsible position and since coming here has won a high place in the confidence and esteem of his fellow citizens.

Mr. Brazelton married Miss Gladys Calkins, who was born and reared in Shasta county, the daughter of A. W. Calkins. Mrs. Brazelton is a lady of charming grace of manner and attractive personality, who has become a very popular member of the social circles in which she moves. To Mr. and Mrs. Brazelton have been born three children, Donald, William and Dale. Mr. Brazelton is a member of the Free and Accepted Masons, and he and his wife are aligned with the republican party. Mr. Brazelton is the owner of a good ranch, to which he devotes a part of his time and which he maintains at a high standard of improvement and cultivation. He is a man of candid manner, genial and friendly in his relations with those with whom he comes into contact, and takes a public-spirited interest in the promotion of such measures as promise to be of benefit to 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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