California Genealogy and History Archives
San Bernardino County and Riverside County
JEAN PIERRE LOUBET was a young man when he came from his native France to the United States and established his residence in California, a stranger in a strange land and dependent entirely upon his own resources for the winning of success and independence. His ability and energy have enabled him to make the most of the advantages that have here been afforded him, and he is to-day one of the substantial and honored citizens of San Bernardino County, where his fine farm home is situated two miles west of Chino, on Edison Avenue.
Mr. Loubet was born in Montregeau, Province of Haute Garrone, France, on the 7th of February, 1874, and is a son of Joseph and Antoinette (Perrez) Loubet. His father was lessee of a public abattoire, and in this connection the son learned the butchering and meat-cutting trade, his early education having been gained in the schools of his native province. In 1889 he came to the United States and made his way forthwith to Los Angeles, where he entered the employ of Sentous Brothers, wholesale meat dealers and operators of a large abattoire. In 1896 Mr. Loubet came to Chino and purchased the meat market of Richard Gird. This initial business venture on his part proved very successful, and in 1898 he expanded his business to include wholesale slaughtering and dealing. He developed a large and prosperous wholesale trade, and continued the enterprise until 1906, when he sold the plant and business to the firm of Steel & Dixon. He built the first ice plant at Chino, with a daily capacity for the production of five tons of ice. In 1905 Mr. Loubet made his first purchase of land, by acquiring forty acres of swamp land, which he reclaimed through effective tile drainage. With increasing success in his farming enterprise he added to his holdings, and he now owns ninety acres of choice and well improved land in this valley. In 1912 he drilled a well, and the same has since given adequate water supply for effective irrigation of his land. He is one of the successful and progressive representatives of agricultural and livestock enterprise in this section, and since 1918 he has conducted a prosperous business also in the buying and selling of hay, grain and feed, which he sells in the cities and towns of Southern California. He has become also a successful contractor in the building of macademized roads in San Bernardino County. Mr. Loubet has proved himself a man of action and has won success worthy of the name, the while he has secure place in popular confidence and esteem. He is a loyal and liberal citizen and is one of the honored pioneers of the Chino district. He and his family are communicants of the Catholic Church.
February 11, 1904, recorded the marriage of Mr. Loubet and Miss Isabelle Arroues, who was born in the town of Eysus, Province of Basse Pyrennes, France, on the 7th of June, 1883, and who came in 1903 to the United States and joined her brothers at Los Angeles, where her marriage was later solemnized. Mr. and Mrs. Loubet have four children, whose names and dates of birth are here recorded: John Louis, November 13, 1904; Bernard, January 18, 1906; and Marie and Antoinette, twins, September 4, 1912.
Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011