ARTHUR B. JOHNSON.
Specific mention is made on the pages of this work of many worthy citizens of Napa county citizens who have figured
in the prosperity and well being of this favored locality and whose interests have been identified with its progress,
each contributing in his sphere of action to the welfare of the community and to the advancement of its normal
and legitimate growth, and among this number stands Arthur B. Johnson, well known painting contractor of St. Helena.
Mr. Johnson was born at Hayward, Alameda county, California, on the 17th of February, 1891, and secured his education
in the public schools of that locality. It may almost be said that Mr. Johnson was born to the painting business,
for his father before him was a painting contractor, his mother's brothers were painters and four of his brothers
follow that same vocation. He early learned the painting trade under the direction of his father, and he has been
following that line of work continuously since 1906, a period of twenty years, having begun at the age of fifteen.
During this time he has worked for some of the leading painting contractors in the Bay cities, and since engaging
in the work on his own account he has performed a number of important contracts, including the decoration of the
Odd Fellows hall, at St. Helena, and many of the leading residences of this vicinity, among them being those of
W. J. Mercier, A. McNair, and Messrs. Mattinizzi and San Bragio. He is an expert workman in his line, and on his
contract work he employs none but thoroughly competent men, his record being one of which he is justifiably proud.
Fraternally Mr. Johnson is a member of the Free and Accepted Masons, in which he has taken the degrees of the Royal
Arch chapter; and of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, in which he has taken the degrees of the encampment
of Patriarchs Militant. He is also a member of the Native Sons of the Golden West. Mr. Johnson was married to Miss
Ruth York, who was born at Calistoga, Napa county, and they are the parents of two children, August and Wayne.
Mrs. Johnson's grandfather was a pioneer of Napa valley, having settled here about sixty three years ago. At one
time he lived in the house in St. Helena now occupied by the Schmitz Mercantile Company, on Main street.
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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