California Genealogy and History Archives
The brief history of this enterprising citizen of Sacramento is one that, could it be given in full, would well illustrate the value of close application to business if one would, without capital, achieve a noteworthy business success. Mr. Calligori was born at Jackson, Amador county, Cal., July 25, 1878, a son of Peter and Annie Calligori, and was sent to the public schools near home until he was eighteen years old. Laying aside the school books which had for years been his beloved daily companions, the youth now came to Sacramento to seek success and fortune among strangers. He found employment with the Capital Paste Company and was soon advanced till he was acceptably filling the position of paste-maker. Thus employed until 1901, he then became half owner of the business, and has been since then the general manager. This rise in the business world was achieved only with hard and persistent labor and a careful and tireless study of the enterprise and all the conditions under which it was being pushed further and still further to the front with each passing year. At this time it takes rank with the leading factories of its kind on the coast, manufacturing for the trade more than twenty kinds of macaroni and paste products, which are in increasing demand among discriminating consumers. Mr. Calligori is also a partner in and manager of the Capital Feed Company, dealers in hay, grain, flour and mill feed, doing a wholesale and retail business. A Republican, faithful to the traditions and aims of his party, Mr. Calligori is deeply interested in Sacramento and its general prosperity and progress, and as opportunity offers he invariably aids to the extent of his ability such measures as promise to result in good to his fellow citizens. He is a member of Excelsior Parlor No. 31, N. S. G. W., proud of the California nativity that made him eligible to membership and lielpful to all of the interests of the order.
Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011