Solano County

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One of the best and most favorably known young orchardists in the southwestern part of Solano county is Lloyd A. Grotheer, who is associated with his father in fruit raising and farming on their fine ranch near Fairfield. He is a native of this state, having been born at Salinas, Monterey county, on the 28th of October, 1898, and is a son of August L. and Jane (Andrews) Grotheer, the former of whom was born in San Francisco. Our subject's maternal grandparents came here in an early day, the grandfather, who was born and reared in the eastern part of this country, coming to this state in 1855 by way of the Isthmus of Panama. His wife was a native of England. The paternal grandparents also were early pioneers of this state and took an active part in its development.

Lloyd A. Grotheer was educated in the public schools of Suisun, graduating from the high school in 1917. He then entered the officers' training camp of the United States army at St. Mary's, but he was never ordered overseas and on the signing of the armistice he was discharged and returned home. Since then he has devoted himself indefatigably to the work of his father's ranch, and he is considered one of the best horticulturists in his section of the county, having given careful study to the culture of fruit and the many problems connected therewith. He is energetic and possesses a good supply of that sound judgment which is ordinarily called common sense, and he holds a high place in the esteem of those who know him.

Mr. Grotheer was married to Miss Dorothy Campbell, a daughter of G. P. Campbell, one of the pioneer settlers in the Suisun valley. Politically Mr. Grotheer is independent, voting according to the dictates of his judgment. He is a member of the American Legion and the Native Sons of the Golden West, being deputy grand president of the last named organization and taking a deep and active interest in its 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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