CHARLES L. CARBONE.
Among the citizens of Napa county whose life has been characterized by steady and persistent industry and who is
now prominent among the oil operators of this state, Charles L. Carbone holds a prominent place. He is a native
son of Napa County, born here on the 24th day of June, 1871, and is the son of Nicholas and Catharine (Tarnari)
Carbone. His father was a native of Italy, from which country he emigrated to the United States in the '60s. Later
he returned to his native land and was married, bringing his bride to this country in 1869. He established the
first vegetable garden in Contra Costa county and, later, the first one in Napa county. He was an expert in the
raising of vegetables and continued that vocation up to the time of his death. He is survived by his widow, who
still lives in the old home place, which has been her residence for fifty six years.
Charles L. Carbone received the major portion of his education in a private school at Oak Mound and he remained
on the home place with his father until he had attained his majority, when he came to Napa and took the position
of United States storekeeper and gauger, to which he was appointed under President Cleveland. He held that position
six years and then for a similar period of time was employed as a traveling salesman. He then became engaged in
the wholesale and retail liquor business, which he carried on until 1920, since which time he has devoted the major
portion of his time and attention to the oil business. He was president of the J. Carbone Liquor Company, which
firm still continues, and he is a trustee of the Mendocino Midway Oil Company. He has for a number of years been
deeply interested in the development of oil lands and has been successful in this business to a notable degree.
Mr. Carbone married Miss Hazel D. Cassaday and they have a son, Charles L. Carbone, Jr. Mr. Carbone gives his political
support to the democratic party and is deeply interested in all public affairs affecting the welfare or prosperity
of his community. He is a past president of Grove No. 77 of the Order of Druids at Napa, and is also a member of
the Loyal Order of Moose, the Improved Order of Red Men and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He is an ardent lover
of outdoor life and is never happier than when, with rod, gun and dogs, he is tramping over hill and dale or skirting
the streams, and seldom returns home without evidences of his skill. Genial and companionable, he easily makes
acquaintances, among whom are many admiring friends who esteem him for his genuine worth.
History of Solano County, California
BY: Marguerite Hune
Napa County, California
BY: Harry Lawrence Gunn
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Napa County, CA
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