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 Rhine George Meyering

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Rhine George Meyering

Birth
Muskegon, Muskegon County, Michigan, USA
Death 26 Feb 1968 (aged 82)
Fresno, Fresno County, California, USA
Burial Fresno, Fresno County, California, USA
Plot 1 25 6
Memorial ID 148438881 View Source
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Rhine Meyering was born in Muskegon, Michigan and came to Fresno after college in 1910 at the age of 24. He worked for a time as a real estate agent before establishing his own brokerage firm in 1912. During WW I he was a member of the local draft board. He was also on the board of directors of the Fresno Nutritional Home for several years.
He was a major figure in the real estate development business in Fresno for many years. His real estate firm, Billings & Meyering was responsible for a great number of Fresno subdivisions including Roeding Heights, Barton Tract, Sierra Vista, and Alta Vista. His firm was also responsible for the subdivision of the Zapp property in 1920; better known as Zapp's Park.

He was a member of Las Palmas Masonic Lodge No. 366 and was its twenty-fourth Master in 1928, at age 42.

In 1938, at the age of 52, he considered a political run for Fresno mayor, but never formally filed.
During World War II, Meyering served on the War Time Rationing board, helping to govern use of gasoline and dairy products. In 1949, he served on the Fresno County Grand Jury.
He officially retired from business in 1950 at the age of 64, but remained active in the Fresno community. In 1963, he wrote a letter to the editor of the Fresno Bee expressing concern about the growth in Fresno, and the lack of infrastructure. The traffic congestion on Blackstone Avenue was increasing greatly, and Meyering voiced a sentiment that would not take shape for another 13 years; the building of a north-south freeway (Highway 41).
At the time of his death at the age of 82, he had lived at his Kerckoff Avenue residence for more than 40 years.

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