Solano County

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Samuel J. Hutton, now living retired in his comfortable home in Vallejo after a life of faithful attention to duty, holds a high place in the esteem of his fellow citizens, who recognize his fine qualities of character and appreciate his genuine worth as a man. Mr. Hutton was born in the city of San Francisco on the 13th day of July, 1876, and received his education in the public schools of that city. Then for a time he was employed in clerical work, also was in charge of a grain warehouse there; then went to Port Costa, where he was weigher for fifteen years, after which he came to Vallejo and was employed as timekeeper on construction work in the Mare Island navy yard in 1905. He later relinquished active participation in business and has since then been living at his home in Vallejo.

In September, 1905, Mr. Hutton married Miss Anna T. Brosnan, the daughter of John and Julia (Fitzgerald) Brosnan. Her father came to this country on a sailing vessel, landing at New York on May 1, 1857, and at the age of nineteen years he came to California, by sailing ship around Cape Horn. He soon afterwards went to Virginia City, Nevada, where he worked in the mines. He was married while living there and later came to Vallejo and was employed in the Mare Island navy yard, helping-in the construction of some of the first boats that were built there. While in the mining country he was widely known, became a man of prominence and was fairly successful. He is now retired and he and his wife are still living at 915 Sonoma street, Vallejo. He always took a keen interest in local public affairs and in the activities of community life was deeply interested, giving generously to all worthy benevolent and charitable organizations.

Mrs. Hutton was a milliner prior to her marriage and has continued that business under the firm name of Brosnan's Leading Millinery, 319 Georgia street, Vallejo. This is not only an up to date and representative shop but bears the distinction of being the pioneer millinery shop in con-tinuous operation in Solano county. Mrs. Hutton is a cultured and well educated lady, a graduate of St. Vincent's school, and was the first president of the Alumni Association of her alma mater. Mr. and Mrs. Hutton are the owners of the fine apartment houses at the corner of Sonoma and Capitol streets and own other valuable property in Vallejo. Politically, they give their support to the republican party, though in local elections the personal fitness of the candidates are considered above party. They are both well known throughout this community and are held in the highest esteem by all who know them.

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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