Charles V. Bartholomew, carrying on the cultivation of grapes and so managing his business interests that he has one of the finest vineyards of Sacramento county, was born in this county August 25, 1867, and is a son of Cameron P. and Harriett (Lindsay) Bartholomew, the former a native of the state of New York and the latter of Iowa. Mrs. Bartholomew is now deceased, but the father is yet living and makes his home in Sacramento county, while upon another page of this volume he is mentioned. He came to California in the '50s and is today classed with the worthy and valued pioneer settlers of this part of the state.
Charles V. Bartholomew spent the days of his boyhood and youth under the parental roof and pursued his education in the public schools, gaining a good knowledge of the common branches of English learning so that he was well prepared for the practical and responsible duties of life that devolved upon him as he entered upon his business career. Under his first instruction he was trained to the work of the ranch and is now successfully engaged in the management and improvement of a good property near Florin, whereon he is engaged in the raising of grapes, having been appointed in April, 1904, to the position of manager of a large tract of land of eleven hundred and twenty-two acres owned by the California Vineyards Company. This land is devoted to the cultivation of Tokay grapes exclusively and no finer fruit comes from any section of the country than is produced on this place. Mr. Bartholomew is also a director of the Florin Fruit Growers' Association, incorporated, acting for the third term in that capacity. He has made a close and thorough study of the best methods of raising grapes, knows the needs of the vines and what will produce the best results, and is, therefore, to-day classed with the leading representatives of this branch of business in central California.
On the 7th of February, 1894, Mr. Bartholomew was married to Miss Nancy A. Kennedy, a daughter of William H. Kennedy, of Florin, California. He belongs to Florin Lodge No. 364, I. O. O. F., and his political allegiance is given to the Republican party. He has always voted with its men and measures, but has never been active as an office seeker, desiring rather to give his undivided attention to his business affairs. He is now controlling important fruit raising interests in the Sacramento valley and he has the entire confidence of the business community.
Source: History of the New California - Its Resources and People, Volume II
The Lewis Publishing Company - 1905
Edited by Leigh H. Irvine
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