John Hindrix, proprietor of Jack's Service Station, at First and A streets. Hayward, has attained success because
he has worked for it, and the results of his tireless and determined efforts are now apparent in the splendid plant
which he owns and the large patronage which he enjoys. He was born in Clinton, Iowa, June 30, 1886, and is a son
of John and Mary (Peterson) Hindrix. His father, who is now deceased, was a farmer in Iowa, and his widow is still
living in that state.
John Hindrix, of this review, received a good public school education, then learned the art of telegraphy and was
for ten years in the employ of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad, serving as telegraph operator at
Minneapolis, St. Paul, Mitchell, South Dakota, and other places. Because of a railroad strike, he quite that line
of work and returned home, where he remained until 1914, when he went to San Jose, California, and was for two
years with the Alameda Sugar Company. He then came to Hayward and leased his present service station, on which
he has made a large number of valuable and desirable improvements, so that his plant is now modern in every respect.
He handles Associated gas and various grades of oil, and gives prompt and efficient service, through which he has
won the respect and good will of all who have patronized him.
On September 21, 1910, in Iowa, Mr. Hindrix was united in marriage to Miss Rose B. Petty, who was born in Pillsville,
Illinois, and is a daughter of John and Susan E. (Watson) Petty. Mr. Hindrix is a stanch republican in his political
views and is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Woodmen of the World. He is a careful, painstaking
and efficient business man and well deserves the prosperity which is attending his efforts. He has shown a deep
interest in the welfare of his community and his record has gained for him an, enviable standing among his acquaintances.
History of Alameda County, California
BY: Frank Clinton Merritt
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill 1928
Alameda County, CA
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