Biography of Fred P. Blodgett
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FRED P. BLODGETT
A man of sterling principles and good business judgment, Mr. Blodgett ranks among the enterprising and progressive citizens of San Jacinto, to the upbuilding of which he is ever ready to lend what aid lays in his power. He was born in Aroostook county, Me., September 25, 1874, a son of George R. and Emily E. (Perry) Blodgett, both natives of that state and the former now engaged in farming near San Jacinto, his wife having died in 1889.

F. P. Blodgett received a good common school education and grew to manhood on the farm. He accompanied his parents to South Dakota, and while living there was employed at farm labor. Thinking to better his condition he came to California, first securing employment as a ranch hand in Ventura county, and later locating in Riverside, where he was employed as a stationery engineer for nine years, the last two years being in the employ of the Cresmer Manufacturing Company. With his savings he came to San Jacinto in 1909 and purchased the San Jacinto Valley Creamery and since that time has given his entire time to its management and has increased the daily output from one hundred pounds to four hundred pounds of butter fat. He uses the most modern methods and is rapidly enlarging his plant. He also owns ten acres of land adjoining the city.

While living in Riverside Mr. Blodgett was an active member of Riverside Lodge, No. 282, I. O. O. F., and still retains his membership there. He is a Socialist in political belief and renders all possible aid to the cause he represents. He is a self made man in the best sense of the word and enjoys the esteem and good will of his fellow citizens.

From:
History of Riverside County, California
With a Biographical Review
History by Elmer Wallace Holmes
And other well known writers
Historic Record Company
Los Angeles, California 1912


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