GRANT L. ALLEN.
Grant L. Allen, a member of the board of trustees of the city of Benicia and proprietor of a well established bottling
works in that city, manufacturer of popular beverages and dealer in ice, is a native son of California and all
his life has been spent here on the bay. He was born in the city of San Francisco on August 16, 1879, and in the
schools of that city had his schooling. Upon leaving school he began working in the Mare Island navy yard, apprenticed
boiler maker, and continued connected with the operations of that institution until his resignation in 1913, he
then long having been rated as a boiler maker of the first class.
Upon leaving the navy yard Mr. Allen became employed as "outside" man for the Benicia Water Company and
was thus engaged for seven years, or until in 1921, when he became the manager of the affairs of the Benicia-Martinez
Ferry Company. In the following year (1922) he became engaged in business on his own account, establishing himself
in Benicia as a manufacturer of carbonated waters and beverages of this sort. Mr. Allen has a well equipped plant
at 42 East Eye street and is doing well, the quality of the products of this plant having specially commended the
same to the taste of discriminating buyers of flavored waters. He also is the local agent for the distribution
in and about Benicia of the Green Valley spring water and for the sale of the products of the Marine Ice Company.
Mr. Allen is a republican and since 1922 has been representing his ward on the board of city trustees.
Grant L. Allen married Miss Luvean Cenda, who was born in Solano county, and they have one child, a daughter, Emma.
Mr. and Mrs. Allen are members of the local chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Mr. Allen is a Scottish Rite
(32°) Mason and a noble of the Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, affiliated with Ben Ali
temple at Sacramento. He is widely known in and about Benicia and in the performance of the duties of city trustee
is able to utilize a thorough acquaintance with local conditions and of the needs of the community along municipal
History of Solano County, California
BY: Marguerite Hune
Napa County, California
BY: Harry Lawrence Gunn
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Solano County, CA
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