JERRY K. FLORATOS
Jerry K. Floratos is numbered among those who, starting out in this country in humble circumstances, have forged ahead by means of industry and persistence and are today enjoying a fair measure of prosperity. Born in Greece on the 29th of November, 1902, he is a son of Kosmos and Mary (Fragiscatos) Floratos, farming folk, who never came to the United States. Jerry K. Floratos was reared at home to the age of fourteen years and received his early education in the public schools. In 1916 he emigrated to this country and located in McCloud, Siskiyou County, where he entered the employ of the McCloud Lumber Company, with which he remained about seven years. In 1925 he came to Weed and started to work for the Long-Bell Lumber Company, in the box factory. Three months later he was taken seriously ill and went to San Francisco for treatment. Remaining there for one and a half years, he made good recovery and was able to work some. On his return to Weed he resumed his former position, which he held for about a year, when he went to Fresno, where he worked in a box factory for a year. On his return to Weed, he established his present business, his place being known as the Gold State Pool Room and Soft Drink Parlor. This place, which is located on the main street of Shastina, is well furnished and equipped and he enjoys the patronage of the best people of the community. In 1927 Mr. Floratos was united in marriage to Miss Louise Mineni and they are the parents of three children, Andrew J., Nicholas J. and Mary J. Mr. Floratos is a member of the Loyal Order of Moose at Weed and is well liked among his associates. He is a self-made man in the best sense of the term, for he has made his way entirely by his own efforts, in the face of discouraging conditions. A law abiding, public-spirited citizen, he is loyal to his adopted country and is respected by all who know him.
Transcribed by Gerald Iaquinta.
© 2010 Gerald Iaquinta.