Biography of Grant Garner
Kings County, CA Biographies





GRANT GARNER.
The record of Grant Garner has been closely identified with the history of Kings county for a quarter of a century and few men are held in higher regard in the community. He was born on the 25th day of November, 1868, in the state of Iowa, the son of James and Barbara (Sharp) Garner, both of whom were born and reared in Cass county, Indiana. James Garner, who was a pioneer settler in Iowa, was a veteran of the Civil war, having enlisted and served in an Iowa regiment, with which he saw much active service. He was later a pioneer of South Dakota.

Grant Garner secured a good public school education and upon attaining adult years went to farming in South Dakota, following that calling there until 1900, when he came to Kings county. Here he bought a ranch, which he has successfully operated and as he has been prospered he has bought additional land until now he is the owner of three hundred and twenty acres, located five miles northeast of Hanford. The ranch is finely improved in every respect and is devoted mainly to dairy, fruit and vineyards. He is energetic, industrious and discriminating in his operation of the farm and is numbered among the progressive and up to date ranchers of Kings county. In 1922 Mr. Garner was elected supervisor of his district and is faithfully and conscientiously performing his duties, to the entire satisfaction of his constituents.

Mr. Garner was married on February 21, 1898, in South Dakota, to Miss Elsie Swope, and they are the parents of four children living: Grace, Hazel, Clarence and Ruth. A son, Leslie, died in 1922, at the age of eighteen years, from the effect of injuries sustained while playing football on the Hanford high school team. The members of the family move in the best social circles of the community and are popular among their associates. Mr. Garner is a genial and approachable man, who, because of his ability and success, stands high in the respect and esteem of his fellowmen. He is a republican and the family attends the Methodist church. Mr. Garner has two hundred and fifty miles of dirt road and thirty five miles of highway under his supervision, all in the northeastern part of the county.

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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