Jarvis Streeter Jr. was a native of Mariposa County California. His father was a pioneer of Mariposa County and one of the early explorers of Yosemite Valley.
Streeter was a prominent Title Abstractor, coming to Fresno in 1888 at the age of 19. He worked in the Stewart S. Wright Abstract Office until 1891, and then worked for the Fresno County Abstract Company for 16 years. In 1907, he founded San Joaquin Abstract.
He was the seventeenth Master of Las Palmas Masonic Lodge No. 366 in 1921 at 51 years of age.
In addition the secretary of the Shaver Lake Fishing Club, and chairman of the Road & Highways Committee of the Fresno Chamber of Commerce.
Streeter had been married to Alice Fleming, whose father, Russell Fleming, was the first postmaster of Fresno. Alice pre-deceased Streeter in 1931.
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