Solano County

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Glenn Wright, proprietor of the popular Benicia garage and local distributor in this territory for the Star, Durant and Flint automobiles, is a Nebraskan by birth but has been a Californian for the past twenty years. He was born at Fairbury, February 18, 1888, and was but a child when his parents moved from that town to Omaha. He thus acquired his education in the schools of the latter city and there became acquainted with the details of butter making and the distribution of dairy products, serving an effectual apprenticeship in the plants of the Harding Creamery Company and the Omaha Cold Storage Company.

In 1906, when he was eighteen years of age, Mr. Wright came to California and was employed as a butter maker in the plant of the Benicia branch of the Western Creameries Company of San Francisco. From this place he presently entered the service of another creamery company, and he was employed in various creameries throughout the state until 1919, when he returned to Benicia. He has since been engaged in his present line, being the proprietor of a well equipped garage at the corner of First and F streets and acting as local distributor for the popular makes of automobiles mentioned above. Since taking up his residence in Benicia Mr. Wright has given his earnest attention to the general commercial activities of the community and. in 1925 served his second term as president of the Benicia Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. and Mrs. Wright, the latter of whom is a member of the Passalacqua family, have one child, a daughter, Vynore. Mr. Wright is a member of the Knights of Pythias, having joined that order at Woodland. He likewise is a member of Vallejo Lodge No. 559, Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, and is also affiliated with the local aerie of the Fraternal Order of Eagles at Benicia.

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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