GEORGE ERNEST MOYER.
Individual enterprise and initiative is forcefully exhibited in the career of George Ernest Moyer, who is president
of the Ernest Moyer Machine Shops, Incorporated, at Napa, one of the successful and well known industrial establishments
of that locality. Mr. Moyer was born on a farm in Iowa, on the 13th of January, 1878, and is a son of Wilbur Fisk
and Emma (Taylor) Moyer. The family came to Napa in 1881, and for some time the father devoted his attention to
ranching. Later he was engaged in teaching school, in which he was successful, and he gained a high reputation
throughout the community. He is now deceased and is survived by his widow.
George Ernest Moyer received a practical education in the public schools and then took a course. in the Napa Business
College. He remained on the home ranch and operated it for a number of years, after which he engaged in contracting
and teaming. Some time later he started a small repair shop, in which he would repair anything that needed fixing,
regardless of its size or nature. The quality of work turned out by him soon attracted a good patronage, and before
long he found it necessary to add to his equipment. The enterprise continued to grow in volume and importance,
and in June, 1921, he had the business incorporated as the Ernest Moyer Machine Shops, of which he is president,
the other officers being: Mark Hein, vice president; Miss Grace E. Castner, secretary treasurer; and D. L. Beard,
financial director. Eight skilled mechanics are employed, and the establishment is now considered the best repair
shop in this section of the state. All this has been accomplished by Mr. Moyer's persistence, his painstaking attention
to detail and the high character of the work turned out, as well as a vast amount of really hard work on his part.
The results which are now apparent are the legitimate fruitage of the efforts which he has exerted, and he has
gained the sincere respect and good will of all who know him and what he has accomplished.
Mr. Moyer was married to Miss Maarde Irene Muller, a daughter of F. J. Muller, one of the old and highly respected
residents of Napa county. To Mr. and Mrs. Moyer have been born three sons, Roger Edward, Noruille Wilbur and Alden
Frank. Mr. Moyer is a member of the Knights of the Maccabees. In political affairs he is independent of party ties,
voting for the men and measures which meet with the approval of his judgment. He is a man of strong and forceful
individuality and takes a good citizen's interest in the public affairs of his locality, supporting all measures
for the betterment of the general welfare. As one of the sturdy, reliable and progressive business men of this
city, he stands high in the esteem of all who know him.
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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