Biography of Charles F. Harrington
Kings County, CA Biographies





CHARLES F. HARRINGTON.
It is a well authenticated fact that success comes as the result of legitimate and well applied energy, unflagging determination and perseverance in a well defined course of action. The truth of this statement has been abundantly verified in the career of Charles F. Harrington of Hanford, who has achieved a splendid success in his chosen field of effort. He was born in Peoria county, Illinois, on the 17th day of September, 1872, and was reared and educated in that locality. He learned the trade of a barber and for fifteen years followed that vocation in Princeville, Illinois. In 1902 he came to Hanford and for six years was employed at his trade here. He then bought a forty five acre ranch located seven miles southwest of this city and began the raising of Thompson seedless and Muscat grapes and apricots. In this enterprise he was successful, but desiring a large field of operation, about thirteen years ago he began dealing in turkeys, buying them in this locality and shipping them to city markets. His first experiences in this line were so satisfactory that he added dressed poultry to his line and has built up a business that exceeds in volume that of any similar line in this section of the country. During the last holiday season Mr. Harrington shipped fifteen hundred dressed turkeys weekly to the leading retail dealers in Los Angeles and San Francisco, and he gained the enviable reputation of getting his poultry to the market in better condition than any other shipper. It followed that he received better prices than other shippers and now has a ready market for everything he can produce or buy for the dealers. He recently established a branch store in Hanford for the receiving of eggs and poultry, operating this in connection with the plant at the ranch. He has made a thorough study of the poultry business and is acknowledged to be an expert in his line. He now practices Hoganizing which raises the quality of the chickens throughout the county. He has given close and painstaking attention to every detail of the business and the success which has crowned his efforts has been richly earned.

Mr. Harrington was married to Miss Grace Nichols, who was born and reared in Illinois, and to them have been born the following children: Harold E., who now is a partner with his father in the poultry business; Clarence, a student in the University of California; Helen, a graduate of the Hanford high school; Elbert, a student in high school, and Charles F., Jr. Personally Mr. Harrington is a splendid type of the self made man, for he possesses to a high degree those elements that make men successful, preeminent among his qualities being that sound judgment which is ordinarily called common sense. Because of this, and for his genial and kindly manner, he enjoys the goodwill and respect of the entire community.

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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