Albert E. Gribi

The pioneer jeweler of Hanford, Albert E. Gribi, whose well known establishment at No. 113 West Seventh street is familiar to most of the citizens of Kings county, was born in Wells county, Inid.;-- May 28, 1857. He attended public schools near his home and was graduated from the high school when he was seventeen years old.  The succeeding three years he devoted to an acquisition of the knowledge of the jeweler's trade, and in 1913 he rounded out his fortieth year as a practical active jeweler. He came to California in 1876, and two years later he removed to Merced, whence he came to Hanford in 1882. Since that time he has done business in the city continuously and his store has become one of its landmarks. He is a skillful work­man and the people of the town have such confidence in him and his ability that many valuable watches and pieces of jewelry are left with him for repair. He keeps a varied stock of high quality jewelry and silverware, and people who want only the best are sure to find satisfaction at his shop. His business has increased with the growth of the city and he is regarded as one of Hanford's substan­tial and dependable citizens.

On March 25, 1888, Mr. Gribi married Miss Mary A. Manning, who was born in Utah, September 9, 1860, and she has borne him eight children, who were all educated in the Hanford schools: Gerald E., Eugene J., Edward A., Otto R., Bertha A., Marjorie, Alberta and Mildred.

Fraternally Mr. Gribi affiliates with the Woodmen of the World. He .is popular with the people at large and there is no movement for the benefit of the community that does not receive his generous encouragement and support.

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