JOHN F. VICINI
††††† John F. Vicini is an outstanding figure in the business life of Jackson, being the owner and manager of the National Hotel, which is one of the historic old hotels of this section of the country.† He was born in Sutter Creek, Amador County, on the 20th of July, 1890, and is a son of Stephen B. and Jeanette (Jensen) Vicini.† His father was a member of an old pioneer family that during the period of the great gold rush, settled in Calaveras County, where he was born, reared and educated, and later engaged in the hotel business.† During his later years he was more actively identified with mercantile affairs.† He died in 1913.† He is survived by his widow, who also comes from old pioneer stock, the Jensenís having located at Sutter Creek during the early settlement of Amador County, where she was born, reared and married.
††††† Of the three children of Stephen B. and Jeanette Vicini, John F. Vicini is the only survivor.† He was educated in the public schools, after which he was employed as a clerk in various stores.† Later he worked at the quartz mills, and when twenty-two years of age leased the National Hotel, which he afterward bought.† This hotel is one of Jacksonís historic institutions and in it have been entertained not only local celebrities, but also many of the countryís famous men who came through this section of the state in former days.† The hotel contains sixty rooms, all well furnished, while the dining room is maintained to the highest standard of excellence in all of its appointments.† Mr. Vicini completely remodeled the hotel, both inside and outside, installing baths and showers, and in many other respects making it thoroughly modern.† It is a typical mountain hotel, with its wide veranda, standing at the head of the business street of Jackson.††††† Mr. Vicini was united in marriage to Miss Guilda Jones, of Calaveras County, who volunteered for service in the World War and spent eighteen months in France, where she was associated with a Miss Lee in looking after the sick and wounded soldiers.† Mr. Vicini also was in the government service during the War, having been assigned to the spruce division.† He is now serving his first term as member of the board of trustees of Jackson, in which capacity he is carefully and conscientiously looking after the public welfare.† He gives his support to the Republican Party, and is a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks and the Lions Club.† A man of sterling qualities and agreeable address, he is not lacking in warm and loyal friendships, and all who have been associated with him regard him as a valuable citizen of his community.
Transcribed by Gerald Iaquinta.
© 2010† Gerald Iaquinta.