One of the successful business men and well known citizens of Hanford is Jack Filippi, who conducts a prosperous
grocery business. He has succeeded because he has been persistent and energetic and, above all, honorable in his
dealings with the public, and he has therefore enjoyed the confidence and goodwill of all who have had dealings
with him. He is a native of sunny Italy, born August 31, 1895, the son of John and Madaline Filippi, who came to
the United States when their son was but a babe. Coming to Kings county, John Filippi engaged in farming, which
calling he prosecuted vigorously and with success up to the time of his retirement from active business. He and
his wife are both living and enjoying the rest which they have so richly earned.
Jack Filippi attended the public schools of Hanford, but while yet a boy went to work in the packing houses, being
employed at making boxes. After a number of years at this work he learned the machinist's trade, at which he was
employed for six years. On January 1, 1921, he established his present business, starting in a small way, but gradually
increasing his stock as trade increases demanded, until today he carries a large and well selected variety of goods.
As a general grocer he caters to a large and representative trade and enjoys a good reputation as an accommodating
and courteous man, with whom it is a pleasure to deal. Mr. Filippi also has the contract for gathering the city
rubbish, in which he employes two auto trucks and two men.
Mr. Filippi was married to Miss Virginia Bruno, who was born in South America but was brought to the United States
in childhood. Her parents still live here. To Mr. and Mrs. Filippi have been born two children: John and Gloria.
Public spirited and progressive, Mr. Filippi gives encouragement and support to every movement for the public good
and is numbered among the representative men of Hanford. Politically. Mr. Filippi gives his support to the republican
party, while his fraternal relations are with the Knights of Pythias, the Dramatic Order, Knights of Khorassan
and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.
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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