Solano County

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One of the leading citizens and representative fruit raisers of the Suisun valley is Brenton R. Stewart, proprietor of one of the best orchards in this locality. He is a native of Solano county, and was born on the 16th of June, 1880, a son of Thomas C. and Grace (Daughters) Stewart, the former a native of Ohio and the latter of California. Grandfather Daughters was one of the early pioneers of California, having crossed the plains, with ox teams, in 1850.

Brenton R. Stewart was born on a ranch and there remained until he was fourteen years of age, at which time the family moved to Rio Vista, where he completed his public school education and also took a business course in a private school. His first employment was as a clerk in a store at Rio Vista, and he remained there until 1903, when he came to Suisun and entered the employ of the Suisun Hardware & Implement Company. He was with this concern for eleven years, acquiring valuable business experience and forming a wide acquaintance. Ambitious for an independent career, Mr. Stewart then bought fifty-eight acres of land, a part of the Woolfskill tract, and this he planted to apricots, prunes, pears and peaches. By careful attention to the details of his work and the exercise of common sense methods, he has brought his orchard up to a high standard of excellence, and without the aid of irrigation has met with pronounced success in his operations.

Mr. Stewart was married to Miss Lola Gray, who was born at Marysville, California, and they are the parents of two children, Brenton and Ida Jane. Fraternally Mr. Stewart is a member of Suisun Lodge No. 55, Free and Accepted Masons. He has always been deeply interested in educational affairs and for thirteen years has served as a member of the board of trustees of the Armijo union high school of the Fairfield and Suisun districts.

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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