ALEX E. GUIDICI
††††† Alex E. Guidici, one of Loyaltonís progressive and successful merchants, owning an up-to-date meat market, in addition to which he is extensively engaged in the buying and selling of live stock, was born on his fatherís ranch in the Sierra Valley June 26, 1888, a son of Alex and Sophia Guidici.† His parents, who were married in Reno, Nevada, were born in Gronico, Canton Ticino, Switzerland, and the father was one of the first Swiss settlers in the Sierra Valley.† He was accidentally killed, being struck by an automobile at San Pablo, California, in September, 1927, when seventy-four years of age.† The mother passed away in July, 1928, at the age of sixty-five years.† They were the parents of three sons and three daughters, namely:† Alex Edward; Fred, on the home ranch; Delia, the wife of Isaac Martinetti, living near Sattley; Frances, the wife of Marcell J. Bony, of Sierraville; Irene, the wife of R. L. Canonica, of Richmond, California; and Chester G., who is an extensive rancher at Adams Neck in the Sierra Valley.
††††† Alex E. Guidici attended the public schools of his home neighborhood and was reared on his fatherís ranch in the Sierra Valley.† While still a young man, he engaged in the dairy and stock business, having rented a tract of land, on which he conducted a large dairy.† He later engaged in the retail meat business, opening the Loyalton Meat Market in partnership with William Langdon, whose interest he later bought.† He carries a full line of fresh and smoked meats, and such auxiliary lines as are found in an up-to-date market.† He kills his own animals, the slaughter house being about two miles from town, and as he is a good judge of animals on the hoof is able to offer his customers as good meat as can be procured anywhere.† He is an extensive buyer of cattle, sheep and hogs, which he ships in carload lots to the San Francisco and Los Angeles markets.† He now owns the building in which his market is located and nineteen hundred and twenty-three acres of land in what is known as Adams Neck, in the northeastern portion of the Sierra Valley in Plumas county, fourteen miles northeast of Loyalton.† This includes the extensive ranch which was owned by his father, who was a very successful stock and grain farmer, owned two great ranches of twenty-three hundred and twenty-eight hundred and forty acres, respectively, and conducted an extensive dairy.† Part of the old home ranch is occupied by Mr. Guidiciís brother, Fred P.
††††† Mr. Guidici is a Republican in his political views and has shown a commendable interest in local affairs, but does not seek public office.† He belongs to White Pine Lodge, No. 175, I. O. O. F., at Loyalton; the Encampment of Patriarchs Militant, and the Modern Woodmen of America.† He is a man of good habits, industrious and energetic, is sagacious, and his success has come to him as the legitimate results of his earnest and rightly directed efforts.
Transcribed by Gerald Iaquinta.
Source: Wooldridge, J.W.Major History of Sacramento Valley California, Vol. 3 Pages 227-228. Pioneer Historical Publishing Co. Chicago 1931.
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