Biography of Joseph M. Clemente
Kings County, CA Biographies





JOSEPH M. CLEMENTE.
Joseph M. Clemente is another conspicuous example of what a man, coming to a strange country and handicapped by ignorance of the language and of the customs of the country, may accomplish through the exercise of sound judgment and indefatigable industry. He is the owner of a fine fruit farm near Hanford, and was born in the Azores Islands, on the 7th day of February, 1889, a son of M M and Laura (Rodreques) Clemente, the latter of whom passed away on January 14, 1925. The father who still lives in his native land, has followed farming all his life. Joseph M. Clemente acquired his education in the public schools and remained at home with his parents until he had attained the age of twenty one years, when he came to the United States, locating at once in Kings county. Three months after coming here he engaged in the dairy business in Goshen, to which he devoted his attention for eight years. At the end of that time he came to Hanford and bought his present farm of one hundred and sixty acres, of which twenty acres are in orchard and fifteen acres in vineyard. He has devoted himself untiringly to the further development of this place, which is now considered one of the best rural properties in this section of the country. Mr. Clemente's success is all the more noteworthy considering the fact that he came here a poor man and entirely ignorant of our language. But he was determined to win success and that he has done so is apparent to anyone who passes his fine home and surrounding property. He is a firm supporter of the institutions of his adopted country and stands high in the esteem of his fellow citizens.

Mr. Clemente was married to Miss Mary V. Clement, and they are popular members of the social circles in which they move. Mr. Clemente is a republican politically and has fraternal affiliations with the Knights of Columbus, the Woodmen of the World, the I. D. E. S. and the U. P. E. C.

From:
History of Tulare County, California
By: Kathleen Edwards Small
and
Kings County, California
By: J. Larry Smith
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago 1926


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