|Birth: ||May 18, 1872, Syria|
|Death: ||Jul. 26, 1933|
The information is taken from "The History of Fresno County" by Paul E Vandor, published in 1919.
What America, and particularly California, has done for those who have started with decided handicaps in the overcrowded, worked-out Old World and have had, as their best assets, good health, hope and determination to win, and a willingness and desire to work, is well illustrated in the life history of Paul Adoor, the prominent viticulturist of the Malaga district.
He was born in far-off Assyria on May 18, 1872, and in that industrious land learned the baker's trade. After coming to the United States, however, he learned the shoemaking trade and worked in factories in Milford, Salem, Brockton, Lynn and Athol, Mass. In 1900 he came West to California and Fresno, and with his brother Barsam followed raisin culture. Meeting with no success, after eighteen months he returned to Massachusetts and for another five years made shoes again.
The year 1908, however, found him back in beautiful, sunny Fresno, where, with his brother Barsam, he engaged in the bakery business on the west side of the town. When they disposed of their business, the brothers bought a forty-acre vineyard. This was situated in the Malaga district, on North Avenue, and was distinguished from the first for the rich quality of the soil. The various qualities characteristic of the Adoor brothers have helped them to make a real success of this venture ; and now Paul Adoor, with his brothers, Barsam and Charles, is part owner of the Adoor business block on F Street.
While at Chelsea, Mass., on March 3, 1908, Mr. Adoor was made an American citizen, and four years later he was married to Mary Kooyungian, a native of Turkey. One daughter, Elizabeth, has blessed this happy marriage. Any state or county would have reason to be proud of such citizens as these enterprising and high-principled brothers of whom we here write Barsam, Paul and Charles ; and Fresno County welcomes Mr. Adoor and his associates to the unrivaled land of opportunity.
Created by: Lester Letson
Record added: Apr 20, 2008
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