Biography of Sanger E. French
Riverside County, CA Biographies





SANGER E. FRENCH
A resident of Riverside county since 1882, Mr. French has for the past fifteen years been engaged in buying and selling real estate in Corona, where he is known as a man of true worth and dependable business qualities. He was born in Worcester, Mass., July 6, 1872, the son of Richard Henry French, a native of New York state, who was married to Mrs. Mary E. (Pevey) Thompson in Massachusetts. Mr. French was a business man and for some time held a position as bookkeeper in Massachusetts. In 1878 he located in Emporia, Kan., remaining there until 1882, when he moved to California and settled at Riverside, his last days being passed in Corona. His wife lives with her son in Arlington.

Sanger E. French came west at the age of ten years and grew to maturity and was educated in Riverside. Having learned the harness makers' trade he carried on this business in Corona for about ten years, when he sold out and engaged in the livery business for two years. During these years he had handled real estate to some extent and in 1908 he sold out the livery business and opened a real estate office to which he has since given his entire time and attention, buying and selling and also exchanging property. Being well posted on orange, lemon and alfalfa lands he specializes along these lines and has handled and put through some large deals. He also handles Corona city property. He built a nice residence in the city which he later sold, and is the owner of a brick business block.

Mr. French is one of Corona's public spirited men. He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce and an active worker for the advancement and development of his home city. He was chairman of the committee for the annual banquets in 1911-12 given by the Chamber of Commerce, which proved a great success and a credit to him. These were very enthusiastic meetings and proved of great benefit to the city and much good resulted from them.

On his twenty first birthday, July 6, 1893, Mr. French was united in marriage in Riverside with Miss Alix M. Babel, a native of Chicago, who was reared and educated in Denver, Colo. Though having spent so much of his life in Riverside, Mr. French is now thoroughly identified with the city of Corona, in its commercial and business, as well as social life.

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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