ARTHUR G. INMAN.
The progressive, wideawake men of affairs make the real history of a community and their influence as potential
factors in the development of a locality is difficult to estimate. The examples such men furnish of patient purpose
and steadfast integrity strongly illustrate what is in the power of each to accomplish and there is always a full
measure of satisfaction in adverting in even a casual way to their achievements. Arthur G. Inman, one of the most
enterprising and successful real estate men of Napa, is a native son of California, born in Contra Costa county
on the 6th day of August, 1861, and is the son of Andrew and Ann E. (Young) Inman, pioneers of this state. Andrew
Inman was a native of Tennessee and a veteran of the Mexican war. He came to California in 1849 and for a time
was engaged in mining. He then bought land in Contra Costa county, was successful in his business affairs and eventually
held large areas of land and much stock. Later he moved to Lake county, California. While living in Contra Costa
county he represented his district in the state legislature. The subject's mother crossed the plains with her mother,
brother and brother in law in 1853, the party driving a herd of five hundred cattle. They were five months in making
the journey and at one time were followed for three days by hostile Indians. They located in Napa county and at
the time of her husband's death, in 1868, she moved into the city of Napa.
Arthur G. Inman attended the public schools of Napa county and supplemented this education by attendance at the
California Military Academy in Oakland. He then, in 1880, went to Lake county and was engaged in ranching for eight
years, after which for several years he was employed as an estimator by a lumber company. He then established himself
on a ranch, where he carried on farming and fruit raising operations for twenty six years, in which operations
he met with a very gratifying measure of success. During these years he also was engaged in the real estate business,
which he conducted at Napa, about a mile distant from his ranch. In 1919 he moved into town in order the better
to devote his attention to the latter business and to get away from some of the arduous duties of the ranch. He
is a shrewd, conservative and sagacious business man, possessing a very thorough knowledge of land and property
values, and he has handled some large property deals in this locality.
In 1900 Mr. Inman married Miss Effie Allen, a native of Sedalia, Missouri. He is a man of marked public spirit
and cooperates in every movement for the betterment of the community in any way. He has been closely identified
with this county for many years and has contributed of his aid and influence to its upbuilding and prosperity.
Because of his splendid record and his sterling integrity, he has long enjoyed the confidence and esteem of the
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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