Solano County

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Among the enterprising business men and public-spirited citizens of Vallejo, a man who has lived a life of persistent and indomitable industry and who is now reaping the fruits of his former years of toil, is Dominic James Glover, who was born in Vallejo on the 4th day of July, 1884, son of Dominic J. and Elizabeth (Duffy) Glover. His father was a native of Austria, from which country he was brought to the United States when he was nine years of age, the family landing at New York, where he lived for a number of years, securing his education in the public schools and then being employed as a ship calker. Later he came to California and was employed in the government mint at San Francisco for a number of years. His death occurred in 1921 and he is survived by his widow. She came across the plains from New York in her girlhood, and the old school which she attended after arriving here is still standing near her home.

Dominic J. Glover is thus the scion of sterling old pioneer stock in paternal and maternal lines. He received his educational training in the public schools and St. Vincent's school. He then went to the Mare Island navy yard and served his apprenticeship as a sailmaker. He continued to work there and was employed on the island sixteen years. In 1912 he established his present business in Vallejo and has enjoyed a fine measure of prosperity. His brother, George R. Glover, is associated with him and they do all kinds of canvas work, making yacht sails, awnings, tents and anything else demanded in their line. They do all their own work, including the iron work incidental to new awnings and other special work, and have commanded a full share of the local patronage in their lines. George R. Glover enlisted for service during the World war and took an active part in much of the hard fighting in France, being with the Yankee division.

Mr. Glover has always given his support to the republican party. He is a member of the Improved Order of Red Men and the Daughters of Pocahontas. He and his brother are lovers of outdoor life and all forms of athletics. George R. Glover was at one time a professional boxer, fighting under the ring name of Young Attell. Dominic J. Glover has always taken a deep interest in the upbuilding and advancement of Vallejo and never refuses his cooperation in the promotion of measures designed to better the city or advance its interests in any way. He is a genial and companionable man and he is held in high esteem throughout the community, where his abilities and fine personal character are fully recognized and appreciated.

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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