F. P. ARMI.
Among the comparatively recent additions to the mercantile establishments of Hanford is the Quality bread bakery,
established and still operated by F. P. Armi, who is realizing a gratifying success in his enterprise. He was born
near Venice, Italy, on the 16th day of April, 1895, and received his education in the schools of his native land.
At the age of eighteen years he came to the United States and on March 12, 1913, arrived in Hanford, where his
brother Frank was then living. His first employment was on a farm, where he worked two days, and then took a job
as driver of a bakery wagon for Samuel Adams. He then went to Dinuba and learned the trade of baking in the shop
of the Testori bakery. Later he returned to Hanford and for a time was employed at various things until the entry
of the United States into the World war, when he promptly enlisted for military service. He was sent to Camp Lewis,
Washington, for training, and was assigned to the Three Hundred and Thirty Eighth Baking Company, as a part of
the Eighth Division He was promoted to corporal and was later sent to Camp Lee, Virginia, and eventually was sent
to Camp Kearney, in California, where he received his discharge on January 16, 1919.
Returning to Hanford after leaving the army, Mr. Armi accepted a position as baker in the New French-American Bakery,
where he was employed until June, 1924, when he established a baking business of his own. His shop and store are
located at No. 327 West Fifth street and he is producing a fine quality of bread and pastry, which he sells at
both wholesale and retail. Many of the stores of Hanford are supplied by him and his trade is constantly and steadily
increasing in volume.
Mr. Armi was married at Camp Fremont, by the chaplain of the Knights of Columbus, to Miss Amelie Plumel, who was
born in Fresno, but reared in Kings county. To them have been born two sons: George and Robert. Mr. Armi is a member
of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Woodmen of the World, the Owls, and the American Legion. Genial and accommodating,
and painstaking in the quality of his products, he is eminently deserving of the respect accorded him throughout
History of Tulare County, California
By: Kathleen Edwards Small
Kings County, California
By: J. Larry Smith
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
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