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Hoffman and Mildren had a real estate firm on Myrtle and Olive. Among its clients was the Maxwell automobile agency. Mr. Mildren was an oil producer. Both were from near Pittzburg. J.J. Hoffman was a grocer and later had a successful drygoods business there. But in 1910 after a nervous breakdown, he sold the business and come to Monrovia for a long rest. He here entered the real estate business in 1912 and was successful. See John L. Wiley, History of Monrovia, 1927, p 135-236.