R. A. DOLLARHIDE.
It is signally consonant that in this work be incorporated at least a brief resume of the life and labors of R.
A. Dollarhide, who has long been one of the influential citizens of Napa county, in fact has spent practically
his entire life here, being a connecting link with the pioneer period in which he spent his childhood. A man of
forceful individuality and marked initiative power, he has been well equipped for the larger duties of life, while
his probity of character, genial personality and sound judgment have gained for him the universal esteem of all
who have come into contact with him.
Mr. Dollarhide, who is the efficient and accommodating deputy county clerk of Napa county, is a native of this
county, having been born in Pope valley on the 16th day of July, 1879, and is the son of Andrew J. and Annie (Booth)
Dollarhide, the latter of whom is a native of Missouri and is still living. Andrew J. Dollarhide was born and reared
in Kentucky, but at the age of fourteen years he came with his parents, by covered wagon, across the plains to
California, locating in the Sacramento valley, where he engaged with his father and brother in stock raising. Here
he met and married Miss Annie Booth, who had been brought to this state when a babe of fifteen months. In 1856
Mr. Dollarhide came to Napa county and in Pope valley engaged in stock raising, which vocation he followed, with
a very fair measure of success, up to the time of his death, which occurred in 1894. This old home ranch, where
the children were born and reared, was sold in 1916. To Andrew and Annie Dollarhide were born three children, the
immediate subject of this sketch having two sisters, Mrs. Virginia Whitton of Santa Rosa, Sonoma county, and Miss
Winifred Dollarhide, who is engaged in teaching school in Napa.
R. A. Dollarhide attended the Napa high school and the Oakmound Academy and took a course in the Napa Business
College. He then entered Joseph Levinson's drug store as a clerk and was later employed in the same capacity in
drug stores in Placer county. Later he returned to the old home ranch in Pope valley, to the operation of which
he devoted his attention for about twelve years. In 1918 he was appointed deputy county clerk of Napa county and
is still serving in that capacity, rendering efficient and very satisfactory service. He is very obliging in his
relations with the public and is in every way competently equipped for the position which he is so ably filling.
Mr. Dollarhide is a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the
Napa Parlor, Native Sons of the Golden West. He has always kept in close touch with the leading issues of the day,
is a close and thoughtful reader and is well and accurately informed on a wide range of subjects, being a fine
conversationalist and a very companionable man, enjoying to a marked degree the respect and good will of all who
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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