Among the prominent business men of Corona is Robert Strain, who for a number of years has been manager of the
Growers' Fruit Company. He has been a resident of California since 1889, coming to the state in that year and settling
in Los Angeles. He was born in Belfast, Ireland, in 1877. The family was well known in that city, where the paternal
grandfather and father of our subject were very prominent publishers and binders, employing as many as five hundred
hands. The father dying when his son was a child, the mother came with her family to the New World, locating in
Los Angeles, Cal., where Robert Strain grew to years of maturity. He was well educated in the Los Angeles schools
and later served for a time at the printing business. Subsequently going to San Bernardino he secured employment
in the Santa Fe railroad shops and remained there until accepting employment in the orange and lemon groves at
Fullerton. In that town he worked with the E. K. B. Fruit Company for five years and then became manager of the
Exchange. In 1909 he came to Corona and took charge of the Exchange. Besides handling and shipping oranges and
lemons he also visits other shipping points and solicits business for the company. While in Fullerton he was a
member of the Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Strain was married in Fullerton, CaL, April 27, 1903, to Miss Ethel Spencer, who was born and reared in Fullerton.
They have one son, Robert Stanley Strain. Mr. Strain owns and occupies a neat residence in Corona.
Mr. and Mrs. Strain are active members of the Congregational Church and participants in its work. The new church
edifice, one of the best public buildings of Corona, was erected at a cost of $35,000. Mr. Strain is an active
and successful business man of Corona, where he is highly esteemed by all who are brought in contact with him.
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
Riverside County, CA
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