RICHARD S. WYGAL.
Among the substantial and energetic citizens of Tulare county who are contributing in definite measure to the prosperity
of their respective communities, mention should be made of Richard S. Wygal of Woodlake, where he is engaged in
the mercantile business and owns good property. He was born in Butler, Missouri, on the 15th day of February, 1870.
His parents were J. P. and Martha (Warren) Wygal, the former of whom is deceased; his widow now lives in Los Angeles,
to which city the family moved in 1888. Mr. and Mrs. Wygal were the parents of five children, namely: William,
Richard S., the immediate subject of this sketch; Martin O., Edward and Anna.
Richard S. Wygal secured a good education in the public schools and then learned the barber trade, which vocation
he followed in Los Angeles until 1897, when he came to Visalia and was similarly employed until 1916, when he came
to Woodlake and opened a barber shop on his own account. He gave his attention to that business until about two
years ago, when he leased the shop and has since given his attention to his other business interests. He is the
owner of a good store, a pool hall, and other local property and also gives considerable attention to building
operations and to investments. A keen and sagacious business man, with a high reputation for fair dealing and integrity,
he has richly earned the success which is crowning his efforts and is enjoying the respect and good will of the
Mr. Wygal was married to Miss Jennie Morris, who was born and reared in the same locality in Missouri as himself.
They are genial and hospitable and are popular members of the social circles in which they move. Mr. Wygal is a
member of the Woodmen of the World.
History of Tulare County, California
By: Kathleen Edwards Small
Kings County, California
By: J. Larry Smith
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
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