Biography of Richard E. Stark
Tulare County, CA Biographies





RICHARD E. STARK.
An enumeration of the enterprising business men of Tulare county who are active factors in the conservation of the interests of their respective communities should include the name of Richard E. Stark, who, since locating in Strathmore has proven himself a man of strong initiative and executive ability. He was born in Salamanca, New York, on the 14th day of May, 1893, the son of David and Agnes (Morton) Stark, who were of Scottish descent.

Richard E. Stark completed his public school education, including the high school, and then took a full course in a business college. In 1912 he came to Visalia, Tulare county, and was appointed deputy county clerk, which position he held three years, and was then for a similar period assistant cashier of the National Bank of Exeter. In 1918 Mr. Stark came to Strathmore and during the subsequent years he has been active in perfecting organizations for the protection and development of local business interests. He first organized the Strathmore Cooperative Citrus Association, followed by the Fruit Growers Association of Strathmore, the Zante Citrus Association, the Strathmore Green Fruit Association and the Elderwood Citrus Association. He is now manager of all these associations except the last named. Original in his ideas and ingenious in their development, he has evolved and demonstrated satisfactorily a number of new ideas for packing houses in the way of handling fruit, and his efforts along these lines have not failed to gain the appreciation of the fruit growers of this locality. He is the owner of a fine fruit ranch and has been successful in his operations.

Mr. Stark is a Mason, belongs to the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, the Sciots and the Strathmore Chamber of Commerce.

On September 18, 1920, Mr. Stark was married to Miss Clara Mallock of Visalia, and they are the parents of one son: Richard E., Jr. Mrs. Stark is a member of the Strathmore Social Club. Personally Mr. Stark is a man of fine qualities of character and his success and genial and accommodating manner have won for him a large and loyal following throughout this locality.

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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