Solano County

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Clarence F. George, vice president and cashier of the Vallejo Commercial National Bank and of the Vallejo Bank of Savings, one of the best known figures in banking circles in this section of California, has been a resident of this state since the days of his young manhood and has been engaged in banking for the past fifteen years and more, his first experience along that line having been gained in the neighboring county of Yolo. Mr. George was born on a farm in Jackson county, Missouri, not far from Kansas City, February 11, 1882, and is a son of Hiram J. and Maggie (Frick) George, the latter of whom died when her son Clarence was but a child. The late Hiram J. George, a veteran of the Civil war, was a substantial farmer and landowner and also for some time was actively engaged in business as a building contractor.

Reared in Missouri, Clarence F. George finished his schooling in the high school and remained on the paternal farm until he was twenty years of age when, in 1902, he came to California and became employed in the operations of the Western Electric Company at San Francisco. In 1910 he transferred his services to the First National Bank of Winters, in Yolo county, going in there as assistant cashier, and presently went from there to Esparto, in that same county, where he became cashier of the Bank of Esparto, a position he occupied until in 1918 when he became a member of the organization of the old Vallejo Commercial National Bank and of the Vallejo Bank of Savings, going in as assistant to the cashier. In the reorganization effected in this old financial institution in 1921 Mr. George was elected vice president of both these banks and made cashier, a position he since has occupied.

On August 30, 1913, in San Francisco, Clarence F. George was united in marriage to Miss Ethel James, who was born in England, and they have a son, Clarence F. George, Jr., born March 28, 1916. Mr. and Mrs. George are democrats. They have a pleasant home at Vallejo and since taking up their residence there have given their earnest attention to the general affairs of the community. Mr. George is a Scottish Rite Mason and a Noble of the Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, a life member of the Islam temple at San Francisco. He is the present treasurer of Vallejo Lodge No. 487, Free and Accepted Masons, and has for years taken an active and helpful interest in Masonic affairs. He also is a member of the Vallejo lodge of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks.

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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