Biography of Marcel N. Herbelin
Riverside County, CA Biographies





MARCEL N. HERBELIN
One of the most highly esteemed and prosperous young merchants of Riverside county is Mr. Herbelin, who since June, 1910, has been identified with the commercial interests of Elsinore. Born January 31, 1884, in New Orleans, La., he there received his early education and completed his studies in Biloxi, Miss. In 1900 he accompanied his parents to Los Angeles, Cal., where his father, Jules V. Herbelin, opened a mercantile establishment which he conducted until his retirement in 1907. Mr. Herbelin, who is a native of Alsace-Lorraine, France, came to America in the '60s and in New Orleans married Miss Lucy Huet, whose birth occurred in Paris, France, and who passed away in Los Angeles in 1909.

Shortly after his arrival in Los Angeles, Marcel Herbelin secured emproyment with Brownstein, Newmark & Louis, with whom he remained ten years, availing himself of every opportunity presented to learn all phases of the mercantile business. This service, coupled with the training received in the store of his father, who for twenty years had been a leading merchant in Louisiana, Mississippi and California, enabled him in 1910 to launch a similar enterprise of his own, his subsequent success having proven his ability and good judgment.

Mr. Herbelin was married in Los Angeles August 7, 1907, with Miss Mattie Switzer, a native of Flagstaff, Ariz., who came to California in 1897 with her parents, William and Lou (Offutt) Switzer. Both were natives of Kentucky and the former is deceased, Mrs. Switzer making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Herbelin. During his residence in Los Angeles Mr. ilerbelin became a member of the Golden State Camp, No. 7110, M. W. A., besides which he holds membership in the I. C. M. A., is a member of Elsinore Lodge, No. 289, F. & A. M., and with his wife is also a member of Elsinore Chapter, No. 243, O. E. S. Socially he is a member and a director of the Lake Elsinore Commercial Club. Though very progressive and alive to all questions of the day, devoting his best attention to the welfare of his own section, be firmly refuses to allow politics to bear in any manner upon his business interests, and is well known as a man of conscientious and generous principles.

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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