Biography of Charles Cawrey
Fresno County, CA Biographies





CHARLES CAWREY, proprietor of the City Bakery, Fresno, was born in Canada in 1851. His ancestors for several generations were bakers. In 1861 his father emigrated to Fayette County, Illinois, and farmed until 1867, when he moved to Bloomington and engaged in the bakery business. Charles was brought up in the bussness with his father, learning the practical details of every department. In 1874 he went to Clinton, Illinois, worked at his trade three years, and then started an establishment which he continued very successfully until 1886, when he sold out and went to Kanopolis, Kansas. In that boom town he was very prosperous for a time, but the town died with the berm, and in 1887 Mr. Cawrey came to Fresno and bought the bakery business of Mrs. Kohler, on I street, which he has since conducted. In connection with his bakery he also has a restaurant, in which the most delicate viands are prepared and served in a manner fitted to please the most fastidious. He runs two wagons about the city, and keeps a force of eleven men in bakery and restaurant.

Mr. Cawrey was married in Clinton, Illinois, in 1881, to Miss Clementine Savage, a native of Pennsylvania. He owns considerable city property and also a choice vineyard west of town. Mr. Cawrey is a member of De Witt (Illinois) Lodge, No. 84, F. & A. M.

From:
Memorial and Biographical History
of the counties of
Fresno, Tulare and Kern,
California
The Lewis Publishing Company
Chicago 1891


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