Biography of John H. McGlashan
Kings County, CA Biographies





JOHN H. McGLASHAN.
Among the enterprising and progressive business men who have contributed by their efforts to the upbuilding and development of Lemoore should be included John H. McGlashan, for he has been a constant and consistent booster for Lemoore and the surrounding district. He was born on his father's farm, about two miles south of Lemoore, on the 23d day of April, 1880, the son of Andrew and Emma F. (Beaver) McGlashan, the former of whom was a native of New York state and the latter of California. Andrew McGlashan came to California by way of the Isthmus of Panama, in 1864, locating in Merced county, on the west side of the valley. In 1879 he came to Tulare county and here devoted his attention to active farming operations for many years. He served as roadmaster of the district in the '90s. He died April 28, 1925, at the age of eighty one years. To him and his wife were born the following children: Alexander, Mrs. Mabel Friend, John H., Robert, Mrs. Helen Maschmyer, Clyde and Charles.

John McGlashan received his education in the public schools of Lemoore and his youthful days were spent in work on his father's farm. He then went to the Coalinga oil field, where he spent five years. Returning then to Lemoore, he entered into a partnership with his brother Alexander and engaged in the meat business in Lemoore under the firm name of McGlashan Brothers. They also have a slaughter house and kill and prepare all of their own meat. Because of their courtesy and accommodation they have built up a large and constantly increasing business. McGlashan Brothers also own a cattle ranch on the Westside of the valley on which they run one thousand head.

On June 20, 1906, Mr. McGlashan was married to Miss Lelia McCormick, a native of Missouri, and they have two children: Marjorie Dale and Mabel Lucile. Mr. McGlashan has taken an active part in local public affairs and has served for ten years as a member of the grammar school board, of which he is now president. In 1924 he was president of the Lemoore Chamber of Commerce and in every way possible has advertised the advantages of Lemoore. He is a member of the Masonic order, in which he has taken all the degrees of the York Rite, also a member of Hanford Lodge No. 1259, Benevolent Protective Order of Elks.

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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