Solano County

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Marvin C. Hurt is the junior member of the mercantile firm of Chandler & Hurt, dealers in furniture at Suisun and Vacaville, and is one of the best known merchants in Solano county, being well established at Suisun, in charge of the firm's store there. He was born in the village of Glasgow, Howard county, Missouri, October 1, 1880, and was reared on a farm in that county. Upon completing his schooling he became connected with the operations of the Bell Telephone Company and was thus employed in various places until 1911, when he came to California and became connected with the Pacific States Telephone & Telegraph Company at San Francisco. Mr. Hurt was advanced in the ranks of this company's operatives until he was given an administrative position, and in 1913 he was made manager of the concern's operations for the district centering at Vacaville. For seven years he continued as manager of the telephone interests here, and in 1920 he embarked in business on his own account, becoming a partner of H. D. Chandler, veteran furniture dealer at Vacaville, the two forming a combination under the name of Chandler & Hurt. They extended the activities of the old established furniture business at Vacaville to include a store at Suisun, and Mr. Hurt has been in charge of the latter store since its establishment.

At Vacaville, Marvin C. Hurt was united in marriage to Miss Rosalee Chandler, a native of that place, and they have four children: Catherine, Helen, Marvin and Robert Lee. Mr. Hurt is serving on the board of trustees of the Lions Club at Fairfield, of which he is a charter member. He likewise belongs to the Masonic fraternity, being affiliated with the lodge of that ancient order at Vacaville.

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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