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 A native of sunny Italy, Mr. Palladline was born in that far away country July 5, 1854, a son of Caesar and Maria Louisa (Falvelia) Palladine. The father was born in France and was a colonel in the French army. After resigning his commission he removed to Italy, where he married and where he resided until his death, at the age of seventy-eight years. He became a very wealthy, influential man, and made his home near the city of Rome. His wife was born in Italy, and there her death occurred. She became the mother of nine children.

A. C. Palladine was educated in his native country by the Jesuit fathers and was graduated as a civil engineer. Coming to the United States in ‘88’ he first located in San Jose, Cal., where he was engaged in wine manufacturing for ten years, conducting the Pacific Wine Company. Later he was employed by C. Carpy & Co., until 1893, when he joined an Italian colony and located in Madera, where he acted as manager of the winery and vineyards, the latter comprising one thousand five hundred acres. In 1902 be came to Kingsburg, where he has since made his home. For a time after locating here he acted as manager of the winery of the Italian-Swiss Colony.

While living in San Jose Mr. Palladine was united in marriage with Kate Eagan, a native of county Clare, Ireland, and a daughter of Thomas and Mary (Casey) Eagan. Mrs. Palladine came to California with an aunt. To this union have been born four children, Chester, Ben, Katie and Walter, all living at home.

Mr. Palladine is quite prominent in fraternal circles, being a member of the Masons, having joined the order in Rome, where he also attained to the Scottish Rite degree. He is also a member of San Jose Lodge No. 242.  I. 0. 0. F., the Knights of Pythias and the Independent Order of Foresters. In politics he is independent, voting for the candidate who, in his opinion, is best qualified for the office. Since coming to Fresno County he has met with splendid success, taking advantage of opportunities as they presented themselves. Both he and his estimable wife arc highly respected and have a large circle of friends.

Guinn, J. M., History of the State of California and Biographical Record of the San Joaquin Valley, California, (Chicago: Chapman Publishing, 1905), page 1347.

Transcribed by Harriet Sturk.

Last update: October 17, 2012 
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