Biography of Clarence R. Oglesby
Tulare County, CA Biographies





CLARENCE R. OGLESBY.
Among the "live wires" and town "boosters" of the flourishing city of Porterville there are few who are more actively and effectively "on the job" than is Clarence R. Oglesby, one of the city trustees, who is in the automobile sales business in that city. Though not a native son of California, Mr. Oglesby has lived in this state long enough to become thoroughly imbued with the spirit of this delectable region and he is as enthusiastic a booster for the interests of the state at large as any.

Mr. Oglesby is a native of Kansas, born on a farm in Cloud county, in the north central part of that state, December 12, 1889, and is thus now in the very prime of his vigorous young manhood. When he was but a lad his parents moved from Kansas to a farm in Logan county in central Illinois. He finished his education in the schools of the city of Dixon, in the Rock River valley in that state and when seventeen years of age sought a wider outlet for his energies in the "bounding" west. Going to Montana in 1906, he became employed in the operations of the Continental Oil Company at Great Falls and later was transferred to Butte. After awhile he became engaged in business for himself but in 1915 he closed out his interests in Montana and came to California, where he became connected with the operations of the Union Oil Company in Fresno. Presently he again took up business on his own account, becoming the proprietor of a garage in McFarland, Kern county. In 1921 he closed out that business in favor of a new location in Porterville and in that year established himself there in business where he since has been operating a very successful salesroom and general accessory store at No. 516 North Main street. Mr. Oglesby also is the local agent for the sale of the Reo automobiles and "speed-wagons" and has built up a thriving business, one of the best known automobile men in this section of the state. Not only has he been active in his own business but in the general affairs of the community he has taken a warm interest and has come to be known as one of the most effective local promoters of the flourishing trade center in which he elected to make his home. In September, 1924, Mr. Oglesby was appointed to fill an unexpired term on the board of city trustees and since then has devoted his earnest attention to municipal affairs. He is a member of the Porterville Rotary Club and in the affairs of that locally influential organization takes an active interest. Mr. Oglesby is Porterville agent for the California Transit Company stage line.

On June 18, 1913, in Helena, Montana, Clarence R. Oglesby was united in marriage to Miss Maude Boyd, who was born in Falls City, Nebraska, a daughter of Hugh Boyd. Mr. and Mrs. Oglesby have three children: two daughters, Margaret Beth and Carolyn Ruth; and a son, Hugh Richard. The Oglesbys have a pleasant home in Porterville and take a proper interest in the city's general social activities.

From:
History of Tulare County, California
By: Kathleen Edwards Small
and
Kings County, California
By: J. Larry Smith
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago 1926


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