Biography of Carl T. Pierce
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CARL T. PIERCE.
In an official way, Carl T. Pierce holds a prominent place in the community where he lives, while as a citizen in private life he enjoys the confidence and esteem of all who know him. He was born at Capay, Yolo county, California, on the 4th of September, 1882, and is a son of Charles E. and Virginia (Alexander) Pierce, the former of whom was a native of Iowa and the latter of California. Charles E. Pierce came to California in an early day and engaged in farming in Hungry Hollow, Yolo county, where he remained for a time, later engaging in the cattle business on a ranch in the mountains of that county, where he met with fine success. His four sons were born on that mountain farm and all are doing well in life, one being a lawyer in Oakland, another being connected with the Standard Oil Company in Richmond, California, while another is a successful farmer in Yolo county. Their father is now retired from active business life and is living in Richmond.

During his early years Carl T. Pierce studied in the district schools near his home, but at the early age of eight years he began working, his first employment being on William Sproul's ranch in Yolo county. When he grew older he became a cowboy, riding the range on his father's cattle ranch, and there he remained until he was twenty years of age, when he turned his attention to mining, spending several years in the mines of Nevada and California. In 1907 he came to Calistoga and was employed in concrete construction work until 1922, when he received his appointment to the offices he now holds, which are those of tax and license collector, superintendent of streets, constable and deputy sheriff, his constableship being for Hot Springs township. His record in these official capacities has been one of which he has just reason to be proud, for he has discharged his duties in a manner that has shown him to be the possessor of sound judgment, admirable tact and indomitable courage.

In January, 1911, Mr. Pierce was married to Miss Rose Sherman, a member of one of the old pioneer families of this state, and they are the parents of a daughter, Bernice. Fraternally he is a member of Calistoga Lodge No. 233, Free and Accepted Masons. The beginning of Mr. Pierce's career was characterized by the hardest sort of work and conscientious endeavor, and he owes his rise to no train of fortunate incidents but simply to his persistent energy and stanch integrity.

From:
History of Solano County, California
BY: Marguerite Hune
and Napa County, California
BY: Harry Lawrence Gunn
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Chicago 1926


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