Solano County

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Joseph Gerevas, prominent among the younger business men of Fairfield, was born on the 20th day of May, 1888, and is the son of Joseph and Louise Gerevas, who were natives of the Azores islands and had come to California in 1876. The senior Joseph Gerevas long followed the sheep business, but is now retired from active business pursuits, and he and his wife are enjoying their latter years on their farm home. The Junior Joseph Gerevas received his education in the public schools and then took a course in a business college. From the age of fifteen years until 1912 he was employed as a clerk in stores in Fairfield and Suisun, but in the year mentioned he became engaged in the grocery business in partnership with his brother, L. E. Gerevas, under the firm name of Gerevas Bros., at Fairfield. In 1925 he also took over the 0. K. sweet shop. They conduct a fine, up-to-date store, carrying also a general line of merchandise, carefully selected with due regard to the wants and tastes of their customers, and they are enjoying a large and steadily increasing trade from a wide radius of surrounding country.

Mr. Gerevas married Miss Sophia Yatsie, of Santa Rosa, Sonoma county, and they have three children, Jack, Eleanore and Marvelle. Politically, Mr. Gerevas has been a lifelong supporter of the republican party and has taken an active interest in local public affairs. He is a member of the board of city trustees and is now chairman of that board. He is deeply interested in the welfare of the city and is an efficient and trustworthy public official. He is a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Knights of Pythias, the Druids, the I. D. E. S. and the U. P. E. C. He also belongs to the Firemen's Club, having been chief of the fire depart-ment for ten years and thus being eligible to membership in this organization. He is an active and appreciative member of the Fairfield Lions Club.

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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