Solano County

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Joseph E. Libonati enjoys distinctive prestige among the business men of Vacaville, where he is doing a successful business as a partner in the L. & C. Cash Grocers, one of the recently established business houses of that thriving city. He is a native of Solano county, having been born in the English Hills district of the Vaca valley on the 27th day of July, 1890, and is the son of Frank and Carmella (Scarpetta) Libonati, the latter of whom is deceased, both of whom were born and reared in Italy. Of the children born to them three are living, the subject of this sketch having two brothers, Michael and James. The father came to this country when a boy of eighteen years, coming at once to Solano county and locating in the Vaca valley. He soon acquired ranch property in the English hills, which he at first devoted to the raising of vegetables, but later planted his land to fruit, being one of the first fruit growers in the valley. The Libonati fruit ranches, three in number, and in all of which the subject of this sketch is interested, comprise one of fifty-five acres, another of forty-seven acres and another of one hundred and sixty acres.

Joseph E. Libonati attended the schools of the Milzoner district and then entered the Vacaville high school, where he was graduated in 1907. His first employment was as a clerk in the grocery store of George Ackerly, where he remained three years. For eleven years thereafter he was in the employ of the Vacaville Fruit Company, performing general office work. On February 7, 1925, Mr. Libonati and A. Corbelli organized the firm of L. & C. Cash Grocers in Vacaville and if their first year's business is an indication of their future patronage they are destined to achieve a great success in their line. Having had practical experience in the grocery business, they understand how to meet the wants and needs of their trade and their aim is to satisfy every person who comes into their store. They carry a large and well selected stock of staple and fancy groceries, which are displayed in an attractive manner and their store is a model of neatness.

Mr. Libonati is a member of Vacaville Lodge, Knights of Pythias, in which he holds the office of master of finance, and is also a member of the Order of Druids. He married Miss Louise Corbelli, who was born and reared in San Francisco, and they are the parents of two children, Eleanor and Frank. Mr. Libonati is a quiet and unobtrusive gentleman, genial and friendly in his social intercourse, has won a host of warm and loyal friends here, and is numbered among the progressive and enterprising business men of 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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