Solano County

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Italy has sent some of her finest citizens to California, where they have contributed their quota to the improvement and development of the farm lands and other interests, and have become fine citizens in every respect, an honor to their adopted country. Among this number is Antony Lavezzo, proprietor of a fine farm on the Benicia road near Vallejo. Mr. Lavezzo was born in Genoa, Italy, on the 26th day of February, 1889, and is the son of John and Angela (Lagomarsino) Lavezzo. His parents went to South America, where they remained for several years, but returned to Italy and there remained permanently. His father was for thirty years engaged in the commission business there, but is now devoting his attention to farming.

Antony Lavezzo received a good education in the public schools of his native land and learned the trades of slatemaking and shoemaking. When he was twenty years of age he emigrated to the United States, coming direct to San Francisco, and the ensuing four years were spent there and in the other Bay cities. He learned the baker's trade and followed it during that period, but in 1914 he came to Solano county and first located in Green valley, where he engaged in the raising of vegetables. In 1916 he located on the property where he now lives, comprising twenty acres of fine land, and this he eventually bought. After buying it he made a number of permanent and substantial improvements, including the erection of a fine, modern home, and in the operation of this farm he has been successful, being now quite comfortably situated. He has devoted much hard work to the place but has received gratifying returns from the land. Mr. Lavezzo was one of the organizers and the first president of the Vegetable Growers Association, which position he still holds. In every possible way he has done his share in advancing the general welfare and prosperity of his community and has taken a good citizen's interest in the public affairs of the locality where he lives.

Mr. Lavezzo married Miss Louise Querolo, who also was born in Italy, and they have four children, Romeo, Evelyn, Helen Catharine and Thomas Fortunato. Fraternally Mr. Lavezzo is a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and politically is independent.

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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