Samuel Armor a Supervisor of Orange County from the fourth district, came to California in 1874, and located on a fruit-farm, giving what time he could spare from the ranch to the carpenter trade. He subsequently taught school in Orange for three and one-half years; then clerked in a store, and five years ago began the mercantile business in his own name. He carries a fall line of stationery, fancy articles and boots and shoes. He has contributed to the architectural beauty of Orange by erecting a fine brick block on the corner of Chapman street and the plaza, and has taken an active part in building up the city.
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He was born in New York State, graduated at Oberlin college, Ohio, in 1871, and married Miss Alice L. Taylor, who was a graduate of the same class. They both taught school for two years at White Earth, Minnesota, on the Indian reservation. After this they taught together in Dakota, and subsequently came to California. Mr. Armor started in business here with only $250 capital, and in five years has increased it to $7,000. Although a successful teacher, his qualifications seem to fit him for business rather than for literary work. He was elected Supervisor July 17, 1889.