Biography of Captain E. B. Arnold
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Captain E. B. Arnold is owner of the Fairview Trap Nest farm, in the Fairview district of Hayward. The Captain had a long and honorable record at sea, and is gaining an enviable reputation in his present business. He was born in England on the 18th of June, 1889, and attended school to the age of sixteen years, when he went to sea. He followed that vocation for many years, being successively promoted until eventually he became a captain of steamships, in which capacity he served with the Parr-McCormick Steamship Company, of San Francisco, sailing to various ports of the world. In 1922 the Captain retired from sea service and, coming to Hayward, bought two and a half acres of ground in the Fairview section, back of Hayward. He had made a thorough study of the poultry business, and here he has carried his knowledge into practical effect, conducting his business along scientific lines, and has attained very remarkable results in some respects. He confines his labors practically to single comb White Leghorn chickens, in the breeding of which he has been painstaking and careful, so that his stock is now very highly regarded by poultry authorities. He has about sixteen hundred laying hens, many of which he trap nests, in order to secure reliable information as to their laying abilities. Some of these hens are prize winners, one of them having produced two hundred and ninety six eggs in one year, while two others produced respectively three hundred and sixteen and three hundred and twelve eggs yearly. Many of his hens average two hundred and fifty eggs and the Captain sells settings from some of them at fifty cents an egg. One of his hens laid twenty eight eggs in February. He has seven electrically heated brooders and is doing a large business in breeding and selling baby chicks, avenging about ten thousand a year.

The Captain is a member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, is a director of the Hayward Poultry Producers Association and a director of the Breeders Association connected with the Alamenda County Farm Bureau. He enjoys the line of business in which he is engaged and in which he is meeting with gratifying success, and throughout the community in which he lives is held in high regard for his excellent personal qualities and his cordial and friendly manner.

From:
History of Alameda County, California
BY: Frank Clinton Merritt
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill 1928


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