Melbourne E. Angier, who is a well known citizen and prosperous vineyardist residing about eleven miles from Stockton on Cherokee Lane, came to California in 1884, and since the following winter has been a permanent resident of San Joaquin county. He has made himself a worthy factor in the affairs of his community, and as a man is straightforward, enterprising and gifted with the highest integrity in all his relations with his fellow citizens.

Mr. Angier was born at Troy, Oreleans county, Vermont, March 1, 1863. His parents, Silas and Elvira (Conner) Angier, were native New Englanders, and people of the highest worth and respectability, while his grandfather, Silas Angier, had served as a soldier of the war of 1812. Mr. Angier was reared and educated at Troy, and passed the years before his majority on his father's farm in the Green mountains, where he learned such practical lessons of industry as have helped him through all subsequent years. He has been connected with some form of agriculture all his active career, although in recent years he has devoted himself more especially to viticulture, in which he is one of the successful men in San Joaquin county. In the spring of 1884 he went from Vermont to British Columbia, and for several months was employed in a sawmill at New Westminster. In the fall of the same year he came to California, as already mentioned, and in the following winter located in San Joaquin county. For a number of years he followed agricultural pursuits in the interests of other arties, but in 1898 he located upon his nice estate of sixty acres, where he has since conducted a vineyard and small farm with excellent success.

Mr. Angier was married August 8, 1901, to Miss Nettie Hale, of Lodi, a daughter of J. R. Hale, a well known citizen of near Lodi. Of this marriage was born one son, Harold H., on January 29, 1903. In politics Mr. Angier is an independent Democrat, and fraternally is a member of the Knights of Pythias at Lodi.

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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