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I. N. Cable

Sonoma county is recognized as the most prolific fruit-producing section in the state, climate and soil vying with each other in their contributions to this end. While almost every variety of fruit is successfully cultivated, Mr. Cable has given his attention particularly to the raising of berries, his expert knowledge concerning which has received recognition by his fellow-citizens, who have made him manager of the Sebastopol Berry Growers Association.

A native of Kansas, Mr. Cable was born in Osage county in 1860, and remained there until about 1875, when he went to the Black Hills of South Dakota. There he found a good business opening in hauling freight, a business which he at first undertook on a small scale, but which was gradually enlarged, extending through North and South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana, and on to Spokane, Wash. Altogether he followed this business for fourteen years, the last four of which were passed in Spokane, where he was engaged in contracting for and hauling logs for railroad enterprises. He gave this up in 1896 and the same year came to California locating on a ranch near Sebastopol, Sonoma county. Here he followed general ranching for about seven years, when he became interested in the feed business in Santa Rosa as a member of the firm of Cable & Roof. This association continued for a number of years or until Mr. Cable turned his attention to the fruit and berry business in which he is now engaged. No one in this vicinity is better informed regarding the raising of these commodities than is Mr. Cable, and his fellow-citizens recognizing this have made him their representative as manager of the Sebastopol Berry Growers Association.

Mr. Cable's marriage in 1886, in Bismarck, N. Dak., united him with Miss Emma Boutch, and of the four children born to them only two are living, Kate and Lucy. Those deceased are Everett and Hattie. Two fraternal organizations claim Mr. Cable's membership, Santa Rosa Lodge, F. & A. M., and the Fraternal Brotherhood. Mr. Cable makes his home in Santa Rosa, at No. 663 Tupper street.

History of Sonoma County, California
Biographical Sketches of The Leading Men and Women of the County Who Have Been Identified With Its Growth and Development from the Early Days to the Present
History By: Tom Gregory
Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, California (1911)

Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011