Solano County

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Joseph L. Glikbarg, a veteran of the World war with an officer's com-mission and actively identified with the automobile trade at Vallejo, one of the best known dealers and supply men in this section of the state, has been a resident of California since the days of his childhood. He was born in the city of Omaha, Nebraska, June 30, 1891, and is a son of Abraham and Bertha (Logsa) Glikborg, who in 1894 came to California with their family and settled on a ranch in the neighborhood of Hayward, in Alameda county. Abraham Glikbarg had been trained as a merchant and he soon discovered that the life of a ranchman was not the one best suited to his training and his talents and he gave up that enterprise and in 1896 established himself in the clothing business at Vallejo. Two years later he closed out his store at Vallejo and moved to Petaluma, where he opened a clothing store and where he was thus successfully engaged in business for ten years, or until his retirement in 1909.

As will be observed by a comparison of above dates, Joseph L. Glikbarg was but three years of age when he came to California with his parents in 1894, and was five years old when the family settled at Petaluma. He had his local schooling in the schools of Petaluma and early turned his attention to the study of law. With a view to completing these studies from a professional viewpoint, he entered the law department of the University of California, but before completing the course there changed his mind in favor of a mercantile career and became engaged in the clothing business in the town of Suisun. That was in 1912, the year in which he attained his majority, and he was thus engaged in business at Suisun when in the spring of 1917 this country took a hand in the World war and called on its young men to get ready to go to war. Mr. Glikbarg entered the service of the army and presently was sent to Camp Forrest, in Georgia, where he was attached to the Quartermasters Corps and given a commission as a second lieutenant. Mr. Glikbarg continued in service until some time after the close of the war, this period of service having covered nineteen months, and upon the completion of the same returned to Solano county and became engaged in the garage business at Fairfield, the county seat. There he remained until in September, 1920, when he returned to Vallejo and in association with William Vogel took over the Acme garage and salesrooms and has since been engaged in business in that city, in addition to carrying a full line of general automobile supplies and accessories, acting as agent for the local distribution of the Lincoln and Ford automobiles. The Acme garage and salesrooms are housed in an up-to-date fireproof building and the proprietors of the same are equipped for anything in their line. In addition to his interests at Vallejo, Mr. Glikbarg also has an interest in the Ford agencies at Suisun and at Benicia.

On April 14, 1920, Joseph L. Glikbarg was united in marriage to Miss Beth Rothchild, who was born in San Francisco, and they have a daughter, Dorothy. Mr. Glikbarg is a member of the board of directors of the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce and is a past (1925) president of the Vallejo Rotary Club. He has attained the thirty-second degree of the Scottish Rite in Masonry and is a Noble of the Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. He and his wife are republicans and take a proper interest in the city's general civic affairs.

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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