RUCKER BROTHERS DRY GOODS
JAMES T. AND SAMUEL N. RUCKER
San Jose -Biography
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RUCKER BROTHERS (James T. and Samuel N.). Both of these gentlemen, who are twins, are natives of this State and county, having been born here April 16, 1862. They are sons of J. E. Rucker, a real-estate dealer of San Jose.
They were educated in the public schools of San Jose, and do credit to their alma mater.
After leaving school, James T. went to San Francisco and accepted a position in the house of W. & J. Sloane, carpet dealers and importers, on Market Street. He remained there four years, and then returned to San Jose, and with his
twin brother bought out the business of H. F. Gullixon, a carpet dealer. Samuel N. had been employed in T. W. Spring's store four years, and in Mr. Gullixon's one year; so that both brothers were well qualified to engage in their
present business, which they did on January 4, 1886, conducting it under the firm name of Rucker Brothers. Their goods, consisting of carpets, mattings, oil-cloths, curtains, etc., are almost entirely of American manufacture.
They do a deservedly good business, amounting last year to about $100,000, and have every reason to be satisfied with their venture. Mr. Samuel N. Rucker is now a member of the State Legislature, having been elected to that position from this county in 1886. They are members of San Jose Lodge, No. 10, F, & A. M., also of Palo Alto Parlor, No. 82, N. S. G. W., and support the Democratic party.
SOURCE: Pen Pictures From The Garden of the World or Santa Clara County, California, Illustrated. - Edited by H.S.
Foote.- Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1888. page 604-605 Transcribed by Roena Wilson
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