Solano County

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Prominent among the younger business men of .Solano county is Millard Carl Mitchell, general manager of the Vallejo Lumber Company. Mr. Mitchell is a native of the state of Missouri, born on a farm in that state on the 24th day of April, 1892, and is the son of Thomas C. and Mary (Hale) Mitchell. His father was a successful and prominent man in his community and served as postmaster. His business interest was in the line of insurance. He and his wife came to California in 1912, locating on a ranch, and there they are still living.

Millard C. Mitchell attended the rural schools and the Methodist Episcopal College at Morrisville, Missouri, and then took a course in a business college. In 1914 he came to California and taught for a time in Heald's Business College at Fresno. He then was for a time engaged in the laundry business in Visalia but presently became assistant manager of a land company at Kerman, California. There he remained three years, at the end of which time he became connected with the Deacon Laundry Company at Fresno, as manager of finances. He remained there until in 1924, when he bought an interest in the Vallejo Lumber Company and came to Vacaville as manager of that company's yard in that place. Six months later he was made manager of the company's five yards, which are located at Vacaville, Santa Rosa, Boyes Springs, Guerneville and Lower Lake.

Mr. Mitchell married Miss Bessie West, a native of Iowa, and they have a son, Allen. Mr. Mitchell is a member of the Free and Accepted Masons, the Sciots and the Kiwanis Club.

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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