LOYD E. HEWITT
Loyd E. Hewitt, who is recognized as one of the able and forceful members of the Sutter County Bar, is also one of the community’s progressive and influential citizens. He was born in Yuba City, on the 8th of December, 1898, and is a son of the late Judge A. H. and Marietta (Metteer) Hewitt. His father, for many years a prominent lawyer at Yuba City, was a native of Vermont and came to California in young manhood. He served in the state legislature, and was speaker of the house during the session of 1911. He died at the age of seventy-one years. His widow, who passed away December 8, 1930, was a daughter of the late Charles and Mary J. Metteer, who were numbered among the pioneer settlers of Live Oak, Sutter County.
Of the four living children of Judge and Mrs. Hewitt, two sons and two daughters, Loyd E. is the youngest. He attended the grammar school of Yuba City and the high school of Marysville, graduating from the latter in 1917. He then entered the Hastings College of Law of the University of California, in which he took a six-year course, graduating with the degree of Bachelor of Laws in 1923. He successfully passed the state bar examination, was admitted to practice, and returned to Yuba City, where he entered upon the work of his profession Independently, though sharing his father’s office. During the past seven years he has forged to the front as a capable and successful practitioner in both civil and criminal law and is closely devoted to his profession.
On August 25, 1924, in Oakland, California, Mr. Hewitt was united in marriage to Miss Helen McArthur, of Oakland, whose grandfather, Captain McArthur, commanded the whaleback passenger steamer “Christopher Columbus” on the Great Lakes during the World’s Columbian Exposition at Chicago. Mr. and Mrs. Hewitt are the parents of a son, Daniel Loyd.
Politically, Mr. Hewitt has always supported the Republican Party, in the councils of which he has been prominent, being a member of both the county and state central committees. He belongs to the Free and Accepted Masons, the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks and the American Legion, of which he was formerly a member of the state executive committee. He is also a member of the Bachelorden Club, of Berkeley, and the Kiwanis Club, and a life member of the University of California Alumni Association. He is fond of the game of golf, as well as of motoring and fishing, and spends as much times as possible in the open. While at the University of California he won recognition as a football player under the great coach, Andy Smith, and played on the varsity teams of 1917, 1918 and 1919, playing the position of right tackle in 1918, when his team won the inter-collegiate coast championship. Mr. Hewitt is a veteran of the World War, having enlisted in the naval aviation service. He was in the officers training school at Berkeley, and was in line for a commission as ensign, but the Armistice was signed before his commission was issued. Loyal and true in citizenship and an able and successful lawyer, he is numbered among Yuba City’s prominent and worthy men.
Transcribed by Gerald Iaquinta.
Source: Wooldridge, J.W.Major History of Sacramento Valley California, Vol. 3, Pages 69-70. Pioneer Historical Publishing Co. Chicago 1931.
© 2010 Gerald Iaquinta.