EMIL P. LOCARNINI.
One of the best known attorneys of Napa county is Emil P. Locarnini, of Napa, California, an honored native son
who has always tried to measure up to the standard of true manhood. He was born in Napa on the 3d of October, 1889,
and is a son of D. and Louise (Monighetti) Locarnini, both born and reared in Switzerland and both of whom are
now deceased. The father came to the Napa valley in 1876 and engaged in farming, and he later became superintendent
of the California Wine Association's winery in the Napa valley. He and his wife are survived by three sons: Emil
P., the immediate subject of this sketch; John, of Oakland, California; and Charles, of Napa.
Emil P. Locarnini received his educational training in the public and high schools of his native city. During his
second year in high school his studies were interrupted by the death of his father, whereupon it was necessary
for him to lay aside his textbooks and assist in the support of the family, at the age of fifteen years. He became
timekeeper at the Portland Cement plant, at Napa Junction, and later became manager of the Zharonsky Hide Company,
holding that position for a number of years. During this time, ambitious for a professional career, he devoted
all his spare time to the study of law in the office of Bell & Bell, and in 1913 he was admitted to the bar.
Since entering upon active practice he has met with a very gratifying measure of success and has reached an enviable
position among the members of his profession. He also occupies the position of official court reporter in the superior
court of Napa county. He has been successful in his material affairs and is now a director of the Sungarden Canning
Company, of Modesto, California.
Mr. Locarnini was married to Miss Ruth Imrie, who was born and reared in Napa county, a daughter of Cal P. Imrie.
Her father had first crossed the plains to California in 1849 but later returned to the east, was married and came
back with his bride in 1852. He died recently, at the age of ninety six years. To Mr. and Mrs. Locarnini have been
born two children, Martha and Wilbur. Mr. Locarnini is a past president of Napa parlor, Native Sons of the Golden
West; is past exalted ruler of Napa lodge, Benevolent Protective Order of Elks; and is a member of the Knights
of Pythias, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Druids. A high purpose,
an unconquerable will, vigorous mental powers, diligent study and devotion to duty are the means by which Mr. Locarnini
has attained success.
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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