John Clarence Hinton is manager of the Fresno Plumbing Supply company, the largest wholesale plumbing house in the San Joaquin Valley.
Mr. Hinton was born at Vandalia, Missouri, January 15, 1888, son of J. S. and Margaret (Hobbs) Hinton. His mother now resides in Kerman, Fresno county. He lived in Pike county, Missouri from the age of five until 21 years of age, when he came to California.
Reaching Fresno county in 1909, young Hinton started with the Santa Fe company, then worked for a time for the Fresno Consumers Ice Co.; this was followed by a year with the Sugar Pine company at a logging camp. His first experience with the plumbing business was with Victor Cox in 1912, and in 1914 he joined the Fresno Plumbing Supply company.
Mr. Hinton has given much attention and interest to civic affairs. He has served as president of the Commercial club, and as a director of the Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Rotary club. In Masonry, he was master of his lodge, Las Palmas, No. 366, in Fresno, California; he also has served the Scottish Rite officially. He is a member of the Odd Fellows and the Elks, and he has taken part in the affairs of the Merchants association and of the Traffic association. His religious affiliation is with the Christian church.
On August 27, 1913, he married Catherine McAlpine, and they have two daughters: Catherine and Virginia.
Catherine L McAlpine Hinton
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