Biography of Antone F. Silveira
Kings County, CA Biographies





ANTONE F. SILVEIRA.
Among the citizens of Kings county who have built up a highly creditable business and have distinguished themselves by right and honorable living is Antone F. Silveira, prominent merchant of Hanford, another of the large number of foreign born citizens who have done such a commendable work in the upbuilding of Kings county. He is a native of the Azore Islands, born on the 21st day of April, 1891, the son of M. F. and Agada Silveira, of whom only the latter is living. M. F. Silveira made several trips to California, coming here the first time in 1860, and spent most of his time thereafter in this state.

Antone F. Silveira received his educational training in the public schools of the Azores, and in 1908, at the age of fifteen years, came to California and to Kings county. His first employment was in milking cows, but during the following three years he did all kinds of ranch work. During the following year he was employed in a livery stable in Hanford, and then went to work as a delivery boy in the grocery department of the Hanford Mercantile Company, with whom he remained for eight years, having been promoted to a clerkship and during the last year acting as manager of the grocery department. During the following year Mr. Silveira engaged in the selling of life insurance, and then formed a partnership with M. N. Faria and in 1916 bought the Hanford Produce Company. They were successful in their operations, the business having grown to such an extent as to require larger accom modations, so in 1919 the store was transferred to its present location, at Sixth and Irwin streets. Twenty five men are employed, besides seven men in the hardware department, which has been added to the original stock. In the achievement of these splendid results Mr. Silveira has demonstrated himself as the possessor of those elements of character which are most likely to insure results in any undertaking fidelity to duty, conscientious honesty in dealing with customers and the happy faculty of winning and retaining the friendship of all with whom he comes into contact.

Mr. Silveira was married to Miss Ethel O'Brien of Hanford, and they have one child: Lois. Mr. Silveira is a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Druids, the U. P. E. C. and the I. D. E. S.

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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