Monterey County California Genealogy and History

Monterey County: Biographies


A widely experienced and very enterprising leader in the fish-handling trade is Frank E. Raiter, the president of the popular San Xavier Fish Packing Company at Monterey, who is a native of Switzerland and one of the many sons of the Helvetian republic who have made more than good in California, while helping to develop the resources of the Golden state. His parents were Felix atid Mary Raiter.

Frank Raiter's love of adventure urged him to cross the broad Atlantic to the new world and here, for fifteen years, while he early mastered English, he was employed in the wine trade. In 1917, however, he came to the Pacific coast and at Monterey he engaged in fish-packing, working for others and improving their trade by methods and appliances of his own. When the San Xavier Fish Packing Company was formed, Mr. Raiter had the honor and the good fortune of being elected its first president and manager. The Company employs twenty men, has a modern plant, and has superior facilities for not only packing but marketing of fish.

Mr. Raiter married Miss Emily Ettone, and their happy married life has been blessed with three children: Dorothy, Beatrice and Jacqueline. He is fond of outdoor sports, especially of hunting. Proud of his adopted city and county he is ready at all times to work for the best interests of the community and is enthusiastic for civic growth and reform. In national politics he is a democrat.

Source: History of Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties, California : cradle of California's history and romance : dating from the planting of the cross of Christendom upon the shores of Monterey Bay by Fr. Junipero Serra, and those intrepid adventurers who accompanied him, down to the present day. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1925, 890 pgs.