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Hon.  Klrtland  Irvine  Perky,  well  known  as  a  lawyer  and  law  maker,  having  for- 
merly represented  Idaho  In  the  United  States  senate,  while  at  the  present  time  he  i» 
an  active  member  of  tbe  Bolae  bar,  was  born  at  SmitbTllle,  Wayne  county,  Ohio,  Feb- 
ruary S,  1S67.  His  father,  Dr.  John  Firestone  Perky,  and  bts  mother,  Esther  (Uarr 
tin)  Perky,  were  natives  of  Pennsylvania.  The  former  came  of  French  Huguenot 
ancestry,  while  the  latter  was  of  Scotch-Irish  descent.  The  Perky  line  la  traced 
back  to  Daniel  Perky,  who  came  from  Switzerland  to  the  new  world  prior  to  the 
Revolutionary  war  and  established  his  home  In  Virginia. 

Kirtlknd  I.  Perky  spent  his  early  boyhood  to  the  age  of  thirteen  years  in  Smith- 
vllle,  Ohio,  and  In  18S0  the  family  removed  to  Nebraska,  where  he  was  reared  to  man- 
hood. He  completed  his  more  specifically  literary  education  by  graduation  from  the 
Ohio  Northern  University  of  Ada,  Ohio,  as  a  member  of  the  class  of  1888,  at  which 
time  the  Bachelor  of  Slcence  degree  was  conferred  upon  him.  He  afterward  took  up 
the  study  of  law  in  Lincoln,  Nebraska,  first  in  the  office  of  Bryan  &  Talbot  and  later 
in  the  ofllce  of  Comlsh  ft  TIbbetts,  well  known  attorneys  of  that  place.  The  former 
firm  wss  composed  of  William  Jennings  Bryan  and  A.  R.  Talbot.  Subsequently  Mr. 
Perky  did  two  years'  work  In  one  year  In  the  lav  department  of  the  Unlveraity  of 
Iowa  at  Iowa  City  and  was  admitted  to  the  bar  at  Des  Moines  In  1890.  He  then 
located  for  practice  In  Wahoo,  Nebraska,  where  be  remained  until  18S4,  when  he 
came  to  Idaho,  settling  first  at  Albion.  Subsequently  he  removed  to  Mountain  Home 
and  while  there  was  appointed  Judge  of  the  district  court  In  1901,  serving  out  an  un- 
expired term  bnd  declining  to  become  a  candidate  for  the  office.  In  1903  he  removed 
to  Boise  and  has  been  a  leading  member  of  the  bar  of  that  city  throughout  the  Inter- 
vening period.  He  has  had  much  to  do  with  shaping  political  activity  as  well  as  legal 
Interests  in  his  community  and  served  as  chairman  of  the  state  democratic  central 
committee  from  1900  until  1902.  In  November,  1912,  he  was  appointed  United 
States  senator  by  James  H.  Hawley  to  fill  out  the  unexpired  t^rm  of  the  late  Weldon 
B.  Heybum  and  continued  In  the  position  until  the  close  of  the  term,  when  he  resumed 
his  law  practice  in  Boise,  which  has  become  extensive  and  of  a  most  Important  char- 
acter. He  Is  now-  the  senior  member  of  the  firm  of  Perky  li  Brlnck,  being  assoelated 
with  Dana  B.  Brlnck,  with  offices  In  the  McCarty  Building  In  Boise.  He  displays 
wide  research  and  provident  care  In  the  preparation  of  his  cases  and  at  no  time  has 
bis  reading  ever  been  confined  to  the  limitations  of  the  questions  at  Issue  but  has 
gone  beyond  and  compassed  every  contingency,  providing  not  alone  for  the  expected 
bat  tor  the  unexpected,  which  happens  in  the  courts  quite  as  frequently  as  oat  ot 
them.  His  legal  learning,  his  analytical  mind,  the  readiness  with  which  he  grasps 
the  points  in  an  argument,  all  combine  to  make  him  one  of  the  atrong  attorneys  of 
the  Boise  bar. 

On  the  18th  ot  April,  1891  Mr.  Perky  was  married  to  Miss  Blla  Hunter,  of  Port 
Recovery,  Ohio,  and  they  have  one  child,  now  Hrs.  Esther  Woodhouse,  of  Bloomlng- 
ton,  Wisconsin.  Fraternally  Mr.  Perky  Is  Connected  with  the  Benevolent  Protective 
Order  of  Elks  and  with  the  Knights  of  Pythias.  The  major  part  of  his  time  and  atten- 
tlon,  however,  is  given  to  his  professional  Interests  and  he  is  a  member  of  the  Amer- 
ican Bar  Association.  He  has  ever  held  to  the  highest  professional  standards  and  Is 
recognised  as  an  able  minister  in  the  temple  ot  Justice. 


Herman  Charles  Allen  was  numbered  among  the  substantial  andvalned  citlxens  ot 
Boise  and  at  the  time  ot  his  death,  which  occurred  on  the  4th  of  May,  1919,  was  filling 
the  position  of  state  highway  engineer.  His  worth  as  a  man  and  in  public  relations 
caused  bis  death  to  be  the  occasion  of  moat  deep  and  widespread  regret.    Mr.  Allen  was 



born  on  a  farm  in  Parke  conntr,  Indiana,  June  2,  1870,  and  was  the  third  Mn  of  Joaeph 
and  Hahala  B.  (Stalker)  Allen.  The  paternal  Krandtather,  Solomon  Allen,  waa  one  of 
the  pioneer  Bettlers  of  Indiana,  to  whl<di  state  he  remored  from  Tlrgtnla.  casting  In  bis 
lot  with  thone  who  were  reclaiming  the  western  frontier  for  the  purposes  of  ctTllliatlon. 
He  was  a  farmer,  wheelwright  and  nnrseryman  and  he  continued  a  resident  of  Parke 
conntr,  Indiana,  to  the  time  ol  his  death,  which  occurred  In  1893,  when  he  had  reached 
the  very  renerahle  age  o(  ninetr-flve  years.  His  son,  Joseph  Allen,  was  bom  In  Parke 
conntf,  made  (arming  his  life  work  and  there  passed  away,  but  the  mother  still  sur- 
Tlvea  and  la  living  In  Indianapolis,  Indiana.  Of  their  seven  children,  Ove  are  yet 

Herman  C.  Allen,  the  onlr  one  who  came  to  Idaho,  was  reared  In  his  native  connty, 
where  he  attended  a  coontrr  school  to  the  age  of  seventeen  years,  completing  the  wt^ 
<A  the  eighth  grade,  after  which  he  took  up  the  study  of  civil  engineering  in  Purdue 
University  at  La  Payette,  Indiana,  In  which  Institution  he  remained  aa  a  student  from 
1891  until  18S4.  He  finished  the  work  of  the  Junior  year  alid  then  left  school  in  order 
to  earn  money  with  which  to  continue  his  studies  but  never  returned  to  Purdue.  In 
1894  he  went  to  Massachusetts,  where  he  was  employed  as  a  draughtsman  for  three 
years,  first  In  Springfield  and  later  In  Boston.  When  ho  again  became  a  resident  ot 
Indiana  he  took  up  civil  engineering  and  for  a  period  of  two  decades,  or  from  1898 
until  hie  demise,  was  continuously  engaged  In  professional  work  ttf  that  character, 
dividing  his  time  betweeo  railroad  and  municipal  projects  having  to  do  with  his  profes- 
sion. He  followed  civil  engineering  In  Indiana,  Illinois,  Iowa,  Nebraska,  Montana, 
Wyoming  and  Washington,  all  before  ctonlng  to  Idaho  In  1916.  He  was  the  assistant 
city  engineer  of  Indianapolis  from  1903  until  1907,  asBistant  city  engineer  of  Qreat  Fails, 
Montana,  for  two  and  a  halt  years,  consulting  engineer  at  Qlasgow,  Moo- 
tana,  and  also  at  Sheridan,  Wyoming,  and  for  three  and  a  halt  y^rs  he  was  located 
at  Spokane,  Washington,  following  his  profession  In  both  Washington  aud  Idaho,  with 
Spokane  as  the  base  of  hie  operations.  His  eicellent  work  as  a.  civil  engineer  In  this 
section  led  to  his  appointment  as  state  highway  engineer  ot  Idaho,  to  which  office  be 
was  called  November  1,  1917,  by  the  Idaho  State  Highway  Commission.  At  the  time 
of  his  appointment  he  was  located  at  Wallace,  Idaho,  bnt  subsequently  removed  to  Boise. 
It  is  a  notable  tact  that  the  west  Is  far  In  advance  ot  the  east  In  taking  over  the  control 
and  management  ot  Interests  which  are  matters  of  public  concern.  The  state  feels  its 
respouBibility  in  connection  with  all  that  has  to  do  with  the  welfare,  progress  and 
upbuilding  of  the  commonwealth  and  Its  public  Interests  are  highly  organised.  Among 
the  offices  created  by  Idaho  that  have  found  few  precedents  in  the  east  is  that  of  state 
highway  engineer,  which  poeltlon  was  capably  filled  by  Herman  Charles  Allen,  of  Boise. 

In  1900,  at  RockvlUe,  Indiana,  Mr.  Allen  was  married  to  Miss  Zoe  Tenbroofc,  a 
schoolmate  and  acquaintance  of  his  boyhood  days.  They  had  two  sons,  Wallace  and 
Charles  Joseph,  aged  respectively  fourteen  ahd  eight  years.  Hr.  Allen  had  tew  associa- 
tions outside  the  strict  path  of  his  profession  but  was  a  member  ot  the  American  Society 
of  Civil  Engineers,  which  Indicated  his  high  professional  standing  and  marked  ability. 
He  was  engaged  tn  the  line  of  his  duty  when  death  overtook  him  at  Sprague,  Wash' 
Ington,  on  the  4th  ot  May,  1619.  He  had  resigned  his  position  as  state  highway  engineer 
several  weeks  before  bis  demise,  h<q»lng  to  have  his  resignation  take  effect  on  the  Ist 
of  May,  but  as  bis  suooessor  had  not  arrived  to  assume  the  duties  of  the  positioa, 
Hr.  Allen  was  holding  over  In  the  office..  Those  who  knew  him,  and  be  bad  a  wide 
acquaintance  throughout  the  state,  esteemed  him  very  highly  and  his' genuine  worth 
was  attested  by  all  with  whom  he  came  In  contact. 


John  Conser  Fox,  a  merchant  of  Halley  conducting  a  department  store,  was  bom 
in  Columbia  county,  Pennsylvania,  July  2,  1847,, and  has  therefore  passed  the  seventy- 
eecond  milestone  on  life's  ioumey.  His  parents  were  Daniel  and  Jane  (Morris)  F<n 
and  under  the  parental  roof  he  spent  the  days  of  his  boyhood  and  youth,  pursuing  his 
education  in  the  public  schools  of  his  native  county.  He  started  out  upon  his  business 
career  as  clerk  in  a  dry  goods  store  and  was  thus  employed  in  his  native  state  until 

He  then  started  tor  the  west,  making  Salt  Lake  City,  Utah,  his  destination.  There 
he  entered  tbe  Walker  Brothers  Dry  Goods  Store,  in  which  he  was  employed  until  May, 



18S1.  Then  on  account  of  the  new  mines  that  were  being  opened  near  Halley,  Blaine 
conntr,  Idaho,  he  removed  to  tbia  place  and  established  a  groceir  etore.  Two  years 
later  lie  engaged  In  the  dry  goods  boslnefls  and  baa  since  been  active  along  this  line. 
In  the  fall  of  1881  he  erected  a  small  store  building  twenty  by  sixty  feet  and  occupied 
it  for  five  years.  It  waa  then  destroyed  by  fire  and  be  erected  a  brick  building  thirty 
by  sixty  feet.  In  18S9  the  town  was  largely  wiped  out  In  a  conflagration  that  cost  him 
the  loss  of  eTerything  that  be  had  made.  He  n«zt  erected  bis  present  building,  also 
bought  one  adjoining  and  through  the  Intervening  period  be  bas  conducted  one  of  the 
leading  mercantile  establishments  of  Halley.  He  has  now  a  well  appointed  department 
store,  carrying  various  lines  of  goods  and  Is  accorded  a  liberal  patronage  because  of  his 
reasonable  prices,  bis  straightforward  dealing  and  bis  earnest  desire  to  please  bis 
patrons.    He  Is  also  the  vice  president  of  the  First  National  Bank  of  Halley. 

In  1874  Hr.  Fox  was  united  in  marriage  to  Miss  Prances  E.  Lovell,  a  daughter  of 
William  and  Sarah  F.  (Allen)  Lorell  and  a  native  of  Dubuque,  Iowa.  They  became  the 
parents  of  Ave  children:  James  Otis,  now  deceased;  Bart  Wlllman;  John  Russell;  Jean- 
nette  Rachel;  and  Howard  Carson. 

Mr.  Pos  Is  a  republiqpn  in  his  political  views  and  his  high  standing  in  matters 
of  citizenship  Is  shown  in  the  tact  that  lor  two  years  be  served  as  mayor  of  Halley. 
He  Is  a  prominent  Mason,  having  attained  the  thirty-second  degree  of  the  Scottish  Rite, 
and  is  a  loyal  follower  of  the  teachings  and  purposes  of  the  craft.  His  career  has  been 
marked  by  steady  progress.  Not  all  days  bave  been  equally  bright,  for  twice  he  has 
suffered  heavy  losses  by  fire,  but  notwithstanding  this  his  resolute  spirit  has  enabled 
blm  to  overcome  difllcultles  and  discouragements  and  step  by  step  he  has  advanced, 
regarding  each  point  which  be  attains  aa  the  starting  point  for  other  and  larger  busi- 
ness achievements. 


Hon.  Ralph  S.  Nelson,  a  lawyer,  practices  his  profession  in  Coeur  d'Atene  and  since 
1916  has  represented  Kootenai  county  in  the  state  senate.  He  was  bom  In  Marlssa. 
Illinois,  July  10,  1879,  a  son  of  James  K.  and  Anna  (Gray)  Nelson.  The  father  died  in 
Kansas  City,  Kansas,  In  1893  and  is  still  survived  by  the  mother,  who  now  makes  her 
home  with  her  son  in  Coeur  d'Atene  and  has  reached  the  age  of  seventy  years.  The 
family  comes  of  Scotch-Irish  ancestry  In  both  the  paternal  and  maternal  lines. 

Ralph  S.  Nelson  was  reared  In  Kansas  City,  Kansas,  tor  be  was  but  a  young  lad 
when  his  parents  removed  from  Illinois  to  the  Sunflower  state.  He  was  there  graduated 
from  the  high  scbool  when  eighteen  years  of  age  and  had  the  honor  of  being  chosen 
president  of  his  class.  Determining  upcm  the  practice  of  law  as  a  lite  work,  he  entered 
the  law  department  of  tbe  University  of  Kansas  at  Lawrence,  where  he  spent  three  years 
In  study  and  was  graduated  in  1902  with  the  LL.  B.  degree.  During  his  college  days  he 
became  a  member  of  the  Phi  Delta  Theta.  The  elemental  strength  of  his  character  Is 
shown  In  the  tact  that  he  paid  his  way  through  the  law  school  chiefly  with  money, 
saved  during  his  high  school  days,  earned  as  a  newsboy.  He  was  admitted  to  tbe 
Kansas  bar  in  1902  and  began  practice  in  Kansas  City,  where  be  remained  until  tbe 
latter  part  of  1910,  when  be  came  to  Idaho,  establishing  his  home  at  Coeur  d'Alene, 
Where  he  has  since  continuously  and  successfully  practiced.  He  Is  now  accorded  a 
large  clientage  that  connects  him  with  much  of  the  most  important  litigation  heard  In 
the  courts  of  his  district.  His  analytical  mind  enables  him  to  readily  determine  the 
salient  features  of  his  case  and  his  logic  enables  him  to  present  his  cause  In  strong 
and  forceful  manner. 

On  the  19th  of  June,  1907,  In  Tcqieka,  Kansas,  Mr.  Nelson  was  married  to  Miss 
Jeannette  H.  Ware,  a  daughter  of  tbe  famous  Kansas  lawyer  and  poet,  tbe  late  Eugene 
P.  Ware,  whose  writings  over  the  nom  de  plume  of  "IronqulH"  were  so  widely  read. 
Mr.  and  Mrs.  Nelson  have  become  parents  of  two  sons  and  a  daughter:  Spencer  Ware, 
Ralph  Ware  and  Jean  Ware,  the  mother's  name  being  thus  perpetuated  in  that  of  her 

In  bis  political  views  Mr.  Nelson  has  always  been  a  stalwart  republican  from  the 
time  he  attained  his  majority.  He  served  as  city  attorney  of  Kansas  City,  Kansas,  from 
1906  nntll  1909  and  in  1913  was  elected  mayor  of  Coeur  d'Alene.  Because  ot  II]  health 
which  necessitated  a  surgical  operation  he  resigned  his  office  before  tbe  end  of  the  term 
and  upcm  recovering  his  health  he  resumed  the  practice  of  law.    He  is  a  member  of  tbe 



'Stat«  Bar  Association  and  enjoys  the  high  regard  ot  profesBlonal  colleasues  and  contem- 
poraries. He  holds  membership  In  the  First  Presbyterian  church  of  Coeur  d'Alene,  ot 
which  he  Is  one  ot  the  truBtees.  He  Is  also  a  Knight  Templar  Mason  and  member  of 
the  Mystic  Shrine  and  In  club  circles  he  is  well  known,  hanng  membership  In  the 
Spokane  University  Club,  and  Hayden  Lake  Qolt  Club  and  In  the  game  finds  his  chief 


Wllltam  L.  Enklng,  now  deceased,  was  well  known  as  the  manager  of  the  Ostrander 
Lumber  Company  ot  Gooding  and  was  classed  with  the  representative  buBlnesB  men  of 
his  section  ot  the  state.  He  was  born  in  Chicago,  November  21.  1871,  his  parents 
being  Clemens  and  Anna  (Smith)  Enklng.  His  boyhood  days  were  passed  at  the  place  > 
ot  his  nativity,  his  education  was  acquired  In  its  public  echools  and  he  started  upon 
his  business  career  as  an  employee  ot  Marshall  Field  A  Company  of  Chicago,  with  whom 
he  remained  for  twenty  years.  Hoping  to  enjoy  BtlU  better  buslnees  advantages  In 
the  west,  he  made  his  way  to  Idaho  in  1909,  settling  In  Gooding,  where  he  accepted  the 
responaible  position  of  manager  of  the  branch  lumberyard  of  the  Oetrander  Lambed 
Company.  He  made  good  in  this  connection,  largely  developed  the  trade  of  the  yard 
and  continued  In  charge  until  tals  death,  which  occurred  February  26,  1913,  when  he  was 
but  forty-two  years  of  age. 

In  1911  Mr.  Enklng  was  married  to  Hiss  Myrtle  Powell,  a  danghter  ot  Ira  and 
Margaret  (Kearney)  Powell  and  a  native  of  Avon.  Illinois.  Her  father  was  a  farmer 
of  IlUnolB  who  passed  away  in  18S2  at  the  age  of  thirty-two  years.  Mrs.  Enkmg  came 
to  the  west  in  1909  and  fllle'd  the  position  of  bookkeeper  with  various  Arms  prior  to 
her  marriage.  Her  mother  survives  and  is  now  living  with  Mrs.  Enklng,  who  on  the 
let  ot  Hay,  1917,  was  appointed  to  the  ofiloe  of  clerk  of  the  district  court  ot  Gooding 
county  as  successor  to  C.  L.  Miller,  and  in  191S  was  elected  to  that  position,  which 
she  Is  now  moat  acceptably  filling.    To  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Enklng  was  born  a  son.  Harrod. 

Mr.  Enklng  was  a  republican  In  his  political  views  and  was  never  lacking  in 
fulfllilQg  the  obligations  and  duties  of  cltlsenship.  His  religious  faltb  was  that  of  the 
Episcopal  church  and  its  teachings  guided  him  in  alt  ot  the  relations  of  life.  HH 
was  a  man  of  sterling  qualities,  faithful  In  his  friendships,  progressive  In  cltUenshlp 
and  reserving  his  best  traits  of  character  for  hla  own  home  and  firoBlde.  Those  who 
knew  him,  and  he  had  a  wide  acquaintance,  spoke  of  him  In  terms  of  high  regard  and 
to  his  family  he  left  the  priceless  heritage  of  an  untarnlBhed  name. 


Charles  A.  Riddle,  a  successful  ranchman  and  well  known  citlien  of  Ada  county. 
Is  the  owner  of  a  highly  Improved  tract  of  land  comprising  eighty  acres  live  miles 
north  of  Meridian,  whereon  be  has  resided  continuously  for  the  past  seventeen  years 
and  which,  when  it  came  Into  bis  poesession,  was  oovered  with  tagehnish.  Hie  birth 
occurred  on  a  farm  near  Palmyra,  Macoupin  county,  Illinois,  August  10,  1872,  his 
parents  being  William  H.  and  Elvira  (Qooch)  Riddle,  both  of  whom  have  passed  away. 
The  father,  a  native  of  Tennessee,  joined  the  Union  army  at  the  time  of  the  Civil 
war  and  served  for  three  years  as  a  member  of  Company  H.  One  Hundred  and 
Twenty-eeccmd  Illinois  Infantry.  In  the  year  1SS9  the  family  removed  to  Jefferson 
county,  Nebraska. 

Charles  A.  Riddle  was  a  youth  of  seventeen  years  when  he  accompanied  his  parents 
to  Nebraska,  where  he  grew  to  maturity  on  a  farm.  He  was  married  in  that  state  on  the 
Slat  of  January,  1900,  to  Miss  Ellen  Winnie  Maw,  who  was  bom  in  Scott  county,  Iowa, 
December  3,  1877,  a  daughter  of  Johnson  Frederick  and  Mary  (Dunn)  Maw.  The  father 
died  in  Boise,  August  23,  1916,  but  the  mother  still  survives  and  yet  makes  her  home  in 
that  city.  Hr.  and  Mrs.  Riddle  are  the  parents  of  two  daughters:  Esther,  who  was  bom 
July  25, 1901,  and  Is  now  a  senior  In  the  Meridian  high  school;  and  Thelma  Fay,  whose 
birth  occurred  June  18,  1904. 

In  the  year  1908  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Riddl«  came  to  Idaho  and  located  on  their  present 
ranch  of  eighty  acres  north  of  Meridian,  residing  for  a  time  in  a  little  frame  shack. 



However,  Mr.  Riddle  soon  erected  a  eubBtantlal  twoetoiy  residence,  as  well  as  a  good 
barn  and  other  ontballdlngs  for  tbe  shelter  ol  grain  and  stock,  and  clearing  svay  the 
sagebrush,  has  steadily  continued  the  development  of  the  property  until  It  la  now  a  tract 
of  rich  fertility  and  productiveness.  He  is  also  a  atoclcholder  In  the  Boise  Valley 
Cooperative  Creamery  Company  and  has  an  interest  In  a  dry  farm  situated  eight  miles 
south  of  Boise. 

In  his  political  views  Mr.  Riddle  is  a  republican  and  be  formerly  served  as  school 
director  of  District  No.  2.  The  Upper  Pairview  school  is  but  a  half  mile  from  his  home. 
He  isftow  president  of  the  board  of  directors  of  the  Settlers  Ditch,  his  two  associates  <a 
this  board  being  J.  D.  Zellor  and  W,  D.  Parker.  Mr.  Riddle  formerly  served  on  this 
board  tor  a  period  of  six  years  and  three  years  ago  was  again  made  a  member  thereof. 
Fraternally  he  is  identified  with  the  Masons  and  the  Modern  Woodmen  of  America,  while 
his  wife  belongs  to  the  Degree  of  Honor  of  the  Ancient  Order  of  United  Workmen.  The 
religious  faith  of  the  family  is  that  of  the  Congregational  church,  to  the  teachings  of 
which  they  adhere,  thereby  winning  and  holding  the  confidence  and  esteem  of  a  large 
circle  of  friends.  Mr.  Riddle  Is  a  man  of  many  admirable  characteristics  and  his  splendid 
farm  property  is  the  visible  expression  ol  his  life  of  well  directed  thrift  and  Industry. 


Dr.  John  Baker  Morris,  actively  engaged  in  the  practice  of  medicine  at  Lewlston, 
was  horn  In  Knoxvllle,  MlsBonrl,  October  1,  ISGO.  and  is  a  %oa  of  Benjamin  and  Amanda 
J.  Morris,  both  of  whom  were  natives  of  Greenbrier  county.  West  Virginia,  whence  In 
1837  they  removed  to  Ray  county,  Missouri. 

Dr.  Morris  pursued  his  education  In  academic  schools  of  Missouri  and  prepared  for 
his  professional  career  as  a  student  in  the  St.  Louis  Medical  College,  from  which  he 
was  graduated  In  1874.  For  a  year  thereafter  he  engaged"  In  the  practice  of  his  profes- 
sion In  Caldwell  county,  Missouri,  and  then  removed  to  Idaho,  settling  first  at  Mount 
Idaho,  becoming  one  of  the  early  representatives  of  the  profession  at  that  place.  He 
performed  all  of  the  arduous  service  of  a  country  physician  In  a  pioneer  district  and 
for  nine  years  remained  at  his  first  location,  after  which  he  removed  to  Lewlston  In 
1883.  Accordingly  he  has  for  thirty-seven  years  been  engaged  In  medical  practice  tn 
Nes  Perce  county.  He  became  surge<Hi  tor  the  Northern  Pacittc  Railroad,  also  for  the 
Oregon  Railroad  A  Navigation  Company  and  chief  surgeon  for  the  Camas  Prairie  Rail- 
road Company  and  lor  Mercy  Hospital.  Throughout  his  professional  career  he  has  kept 
In  touch  with  the  trend  of  progress  and  improvement  In  his  choeen  field  of  labor  and 
has  been  quick  to  adopt  new  Ideas  and  methods  which  his  sound  judgment  h&a  sanctioned 
OS  of  value  in  the  treatment  of  disease.  Nor  have  his  etTorts  been  confined  wholly  to 
hla  profeesional  duties,  for  he  has  prconoted  many  businass  Interests  of  worUi  in  the 
upbuilding  of  the  community.  For  eleven  years  he  was  the  president  of  the  Lewlston 
Mercantile  Company,  wholesale  grocers,  and  Is  still  one  of  the  stockholders.  He  is  also 
vice  preaMent  of  the  Lewlston  National  Bank  and  a  stockholder  In  the  Spokane  ft 
Bastem  Tmst  Company,  in  the  Bank  of  Camas  Prairie  and  In  the  Idaho  Truat  Company. 
He  is  likewise  ctmnected  with  the  R.  C.  Beach  Cmnpany,  dealers  In  general  merchandise. 

In  October,  1S79,  Dr.  Morris  was  married  in  Lewlston  to  Hlas  Laura  J.  Billings, 
a  daughter  of  T.  8.  and  Elisabeth  Billings,  the  former  a  native  of  the  state  of  New 
Tork  and  the  latter  of  Toronto,  Canada,  where  the  birth  of  Mrs.  Morris  also  occarred. 
The  family  went  to  California  by  way  of  Cape  Horn  at  an  early  day.  Dr.  and  Mrs.  Horrta 
have  become  the  patents  of  two  children:  Clare  M.,  the  wife  of  C.  B.  Rhodes;  and  Ben  F., 
who  married  Edith  McClaren.    All  are  residents  of  Seattle,  Waeblngton. 

In  politics  Dr.  Morris  Is  a  Missouri  democrat  and  for  two  terms  he  has  filled  the 
oflloe  of  county  treasurer  of  Nes  Perce  county  and  has  also  been  mayor  ot  Lewlston. 
He  has  likewise  eerved  as  a  member  of  the  city  scohd  board  and  as  a  director  of  the 
State  Normal  School  and  the  cause  of  education  has  ever  found  in  him  a, stalwart  cham- 
pion. He  beltMiga  to  the  Ctmimerelal  Club  and  is  Interested  in  all  those  activities  which 
the  organiiatton  promotes  and  supports  for  good  government  and  local  progress.  He 
served  aa  regimental  surgeon  with  the  rank  of  captain  during  the  Nei  Perce  Indian  war 
and  went  fr<Hn  Portland,  Oregon,  to  Idaho  county,  a  distance  of  nearly  five  hundred 
milce,  being  the  first  physician  who  went  to  the  relief  of  the  citlsens.  He  found  eighteen 
wounded  at  Mount  Idaho  without  medical  aid  and  some  ot  them  had  been  wounded 
eight  days  before.     During  the  World  war  he  was  chairman  of  district  board  Na  1. 



Dr.  Morris  bas  taken  all  the  MsbodIc  degrees  except  the  honoreiy  thirty-third  and  tor 
fortj-elght  years  has  been  a  faithful  follower  of  Masonn'.  He  likewise  belongs  to  the 
BIkB  Lodge.  He  Is  one  of  the  most  honored  and  prominent  repreaentatlves  of  the  pro- 
fession and  a  valuable  citizen,  one  who  has  made  splendid  contribution  to  Idaho's 
development  and  Kreatneas. 


John  Iiynn  DrlacoH  is  the  assistant  to  S.  T.  Klddoo,  the  president  of  the  LlTestock 
Exchange  National  Bank  of  Cblcaso  and  rice  president  of  the  Boise  Live  Stock  Loan 
C<nnpanr  of  Chicago.  In  which  connection  he  will  look  after  the  Idaho  Interests  of  these 
companies.  He  Is  well  known  In  Idaho,  having  been  assistant  cashier  of  the  Overland 
National  Bank  of  Boise  until  he  assumed  hla  present  business  relations  In  Chicago^  He 
was  born  at  Craig,  Nebraska,  May  3,  1S91,  the  youngest  of  the  three  sons  of  John  and 
Hannah  M.  (Hill)  Drlscoll,  who  now  reside  in  Boise.  The  father  Is  a  retired  banker, 
hut  Is  still  a  member  of  the  directorate  of  the  Overland  National  Bank.  He  was  bom  In 
the  state  of  New  York,  while  the  mother's  birth  occurred  in  Pennsylvania.  They  were 
married  in  Tekamah.  Nebraska,  and  In  190S  came  to  Boise,  being  among  the  pioneer 
settlers  of  both  Nebraska  and  of  Idaho.  In  the  family  were  three  sons,  two  of  whom  are 
living  In  Boise;  Dean,  who  la  an  attorney  of  this  city;  and  John  Lynn. 

The  latter  was  reared  in  Craig,  Nebraska,  to  the  age  of  fourteen  years,  after  which 
hs  accompanied  his  parents  to  Boise  and  attended  the  high  school,  from  which  he  was 
graduated  as  a  member  of  the  class  of  1909.  lie  completed  a  course  in  the  Unlverelty  of 
Nebraska  with  the  degree  of  Bachelor  of  Arts  In  1914  and  then  returned  to  Idaho.  Upon 
the  organisation  of  the  Overland  National  Bank  In  1915  he  became  assistant  cashier  and 
occupied  that  position  until  called  to  Chicago  as  assistant  to  the  president  of  the  Live- 
stock Bxchange  National  Bank. 

On  the  16th  of  September,  1916,  Mr.  Drlscoll  was  married  to  Miss  Rachel  Louise 
Kellogg,  a  native  of  Iowa,  who  resided  at  Perclval.  She,  too.  Is  a  graduate  of  the  Uni- 
versity of  Nebraska,  in  which  she  was  a  classmate  of  Mr.  Drlscoll,  both  having  completed 
their  course  In  1914.  Prior  to  the  time  oC  their  marriage  Mrs.  Drlscoll  had  been  a 
teacher  In  the  schools  of  Cheyenne.  .Wyoming.  She  has  become  the  mother  of  one  son, 
John  Lynn,  Jr.,  born  June  14,  1918. 

Mr.  Drlscoll  Is  a  member  of  the  Benevolent  Protective  Order  of  Elks  and  In  Masonry 
has  attained  the  Royal  Arch  degree.  He  Is  an  alert,  enterprising  and  energetlo  yonng 
business  man  who  since  fourteen  years  of  age  has  made  his  home  In  Boise,  and  the 
spirit  of  western  progress  finds  exempli  flcati  on  In  his  career. 


Dr.  BdgtiT  Lee  White,  successfully  practicing  medicine  and  Eurgery  at  Lewlstmi, 
was  bom  in  St  Louis.  Missouri,  April  21,  1SS3.  His  father,  James  Tillman  White,  was 
bom  and-  reared  in  Virginia  and  became  a  building  contractor  who  for  thirty  years 
was  a  resident  of  Spokane,  Washington,  and  la  now  living  In  Seattle.  He  married 
Alice  E.  Marshall,  who  was  born  In  Ohio  fifty-nine  years  ago  and  Is  a  great-grand- 
daughter of  Chief  Justice  John  Marshall,  the  first  chief  Justice  of  the  United  Statee. 

Bdgar  Lee  White  was  quite  yonng  when  his  parents  removed  to  Spokane  and  In 
the  public  schools  of  that  city  he  pursued  hts  education  until  graduated  In  January,  1903. 
He  afterward  attended  the  Washington  State  College  and  also  the  University  of  Missouri 
the  St.  Louis  University,  the  University  of  Chicago  and  Rush  Medical  College  of  Chicago, 
being  graduated  from  the  last  named  In  June,  1909.  He  then  served  as  Interne  In 
St.  Luke's  Hospital  of  Spokane,  Washington,  for  eighteen  months,  beginning  In  1909. 
His  initial  experience  In  the  profession,  however,  did  not  constitute  his  ^rat  stop  In 
the  business  world,  for  from  1893  until  189S  he  was  a  newsboy  of  Spokane  and  in 
the  latter  year  took  up  the  trade  of  carpentering  and  devoted  his  attention  to  that 
work  as  a  carpenter  and  contractor  until  190S.  Hia  desire  to  enter  upon  a  professional 
career,  however,  led  him  to  embrace  every  possible  opportunity  to  promote  hla  eduoa- 
tlon  in  the  various  universities  which  he  attended  and  to  nltlmately  twcome  a  student 
In  the  Rush  Medical  College.     He  took  up  the  active  work  of  his  profession  In  1909 

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and  on  the  17Ul  of  December,  1910,  becajue  associated  wtth  Dr.  C.  P.  Phillips  ot  Lewlston, 
Idaho,  who  passed  away  in  the  latUr  part  ot  March,  1911.  Dr.  White  has  reUlned 
his  oOces  to  the  present  date.  In  the  spring  of  1916  he  built  the  White  Hospttal, 
opening  its  doors  to  patients  on  the  EOth  of  June  of  that  year.  This  constltntetf  a 
great  financial  strain  at  the  time,  but  the  boepttaf  is  tBdaj'  In  splendid  condition, 
representing  an  InTestment  of  cfwsiderablr  more  than  fifty  thousand  dollars.  Its  equip- 
ment is  thoroughly  modem  and  Includes  all  the  latest  surgical  appliances,  while  the 
most  progreeslTe  methods  are  followed  In  the  treatment  of  the  patients.  Dr.  White 
remaining  as  president  of  the  Lewlston  Hospital  Association,   Incorporated. 

On  the  17th  of  April,  1911,  in  Spokane,  Dr.  WhlU  was  married  to  Miss  Catherine  - 
Leyden  Rouse,  daughter  of  Mr:  and  Mrs.  I.  A.  Rouse,  of  that  city.  She  was  a  graduate 
of  St.  Luke's  Hospital  Training  School  for  Nurses  of  the  class  of  1910  and  le  a  regis- 
tered nurse  of  both  Washington  and  Idaho.  She  is  also  a  Red  Gross  nurse  and  ehe  did  all 
of  the  teaching  in  home  nursing  during  the  war  period  at  Lewlston.  Something  of 
her  characteristic  progress iveness  and  alertness  is  indicated  In  the  fact  that  during 
the  influensa  epidemic  she  conceived  the  Idea  of  an  emergency  hospital  at  Nez  Perce, 
the  first  on  the  Camas  Fralrte,  at  2:00  A.  M.  one  Sunday  morning  and  had  It  opened 
and  in  good  runnlhg  order  with  flfty-six  patients  at  5:00  P.  M.  on  the  evening  ot  the 
same  day. 

Dr.  White  la  a  member  of  the  Lewlston  Oolf  .A  Tennis  Club  and  U  a  director  ot 
the  Lewis  ft  Clark  Athletic  Club  of  Lewlston.  In  politics  he  has  always  supported  the 
man  rather  than  party.  Pratemally  he  is  connected  with  the  Masonic  lodge,  hoe 
taken  the  degrees  ot  the  York  Rite  and  is  a  member  of  Calam  Temple  of  the  Mystic 
Shrine,  of  which  ha  was  potentate  In  1919  and  is  imperial  representative  In  1920.  Ha 
»lso  belongs  to  the  Elks  Lodge  No.  S96,  the  Knights  of  Pythias,  the  Drajnatic  Order  of 
the  Knights  of  Khorassan,  the  Independent  Order  of  Odd  Fellows,  the  Fraternal  Order 
of  Eagles,  the  Loyal  Order  of  Moose  and  the  Woodmen  of  the  World.  His  military 
record  covers  a  year  as  a  cadet  at  the  Washington  State  College,  service  as  first 
Uentenant  with  the  Medical  Reserve  Corps  of  the  Idaho  National  Quard  since  November 
3,  1913,  and  as  U.  S.  A.  contract  surgeon  with  the  special  tubercular  board  at  Camp 
Lewis,  on  Amerlcsn  Lake,  Washington,  from  the  1st  of  November,  1917,  until  February 
1,  1918.  He  is  now  vice  commander  ot  the  Lewis  *  Clark  Post  of  the  American  Legltm 
for  1920.  He  has  ever  manifested  the  deepest  Interest  in  questions  ot  public  concern 
and  he  has  ever  held  to  high  standards  In  manhood  and  cltlxenshlp. 


The  name  of  Herman  H.  Taylor  Is  closely  asBoclated  with  the  history  of  the  legal 
profession  and  with  the  political  activity  of  the  state.  Since  1902  he  has  engafted  In 
law  practice  at  Sandpolnt,  Idaho,  where  he  has  gained  a  large  and  distinctively  rep- 
resentative clientage.  He  was  born  In  Barron,  Wisconsin,  December  6,  1ST7,  a  son 
of  Charles  S.  and  Elizabeth  (Crawford)  Taylor,  the  former  a  native  of  Wisconsin, 
while  the  latter  was  bom  in  Canada,  The  father  was  also  a  member  ot  the  bar 
and  had  other  Important  bueinesB  connections.  He  was  editor  of  a  paper  and  a 
proprietor  of  woolen  mills.  He  stanchly  advocated  the  principles  of  the  republican 
party,  which  elected  him  to  the  state  senate. 

Herman  H.  Taylor  was  a  pupil  in  the  public  and  high  schools  of  Barron,  Wis- 
consin, and  later  entered  the  University  of  Wisconsin,  from  which  he  was  graduated 
In  1900.  He  then  continued  bis  studies  in  the  law  school  ot  thst  institution,  c«nplet- 
Ing  his  course  In  1902.  On  the  1st  ot  November  of  that  year  he  opened  an  office  at 
Sandpolnt,  Idaho,  and  through  the  intervening  period  has  engaged  In  practice  In  this 
city.  He  is  now  numbered  among  the  eminent  lawyers  of  northern  Idaho,  possessing 
all  the  qualities  requisite  to  success  at  the  bar. 

For  a  long  period  Mr.  Taylor  has  been  recognised  as  one  ot  the  toremoet  represen- 
tatives of  the  republican  party  in  northern  Idaho.  He  was  elected  state  senator  In  1905. 
In  1912  he  was  made  lieutenant  governor  of  Idaho  and  filled  that  position  until  1916. 
In  1916  he  was  candidate  for  governor  but  was  defeated  by  Oovemor  Davis  in  the 
primaries.  A'side  from  politics  be  has  rendered  most  active  aid  to  the  northwest, 
especially  during  the  period  of  the  World  war.  He  was  a  member  ot  the  district 
draft  board  and  he  orKanlced  Company  B  of  the  Third  Regiment  of  the  Home  Quard, 
ot  which  he  became  captain.    In  this  connection  he  did  much  Intelligence  work  at  St. 



KUriM  during  the  trouble  with  tbe  I.  W.  W.  and  pro-Oermana.  The  efforts  of  hlmeeU 
and  hli  companj'  were  of  fneBtlm&ble  Talue,  prerentlng  the  opponents  of  the  government 
from  making  any  headwaj'  tn  evading  tbe  draft  A  letter  which  he  wrote  to  a  Sand- 
potnt  buelnMs  man  indicates  clearly  the  conditions,  reading  as  followB:  "Someone  has 
spread  tbe  Impression  In  Sandpoint  that  this  work  here  la  a  }oke.  I  have  been  Hooded 
with  reqnests  and  demands  for  the  return  of  men.  They  are  doing  work  here  that  la 
very  essential  If  we  are  to  avoid  a  repetition  of  the  same  thing  later,  perhaps  even  In 
our  own  county,  and  I  shall  have  to  call  out  men  from  time  to  time  for  this  work  until 
it  Is  done.  The  net  result  so  far  of  our  work  has  been  the  sending  of  ten  men,  slackers, 
to  American  Lake,  the  binding  over  of  three  more  to  the  ITnlted  States  court  for  trial, 
the  binding  over  of  a  Oerman  cttlun  under  the  espionage  act  tor  disloyal  statements, 
an  order  for  the  deportation  of  seven  resident  aliens,  the  Dling  ot  twenty-flve  criminal 
syndicalism  complaints  on  which  seven  have  already  been  bound  over,  tbe  examination 
ot  some  five  hundred  to  seven  hundred  men,  and  a  geBeral  cleaning  up  of  all  organisers, 
slackers,  and  disloyal  aliens.  We  have  been  here  ten  days,  and  with  these  results  In 
this  length  of  time,  I  think  tbe  cltltens  ot  Sandpoint  should  know  that  we  are  busy. 
There  remains  other  work  to  be  done.  We  have  about  seventy  men  In  custody,  a  number 
of  whom  will  be  bound  over  and  others  released.  I  can't  ask  the  boys  to  work  evmr 
minute  as  guards,  and  I  must  have  enough  men  to  handle  that  work  as  well  as  send- 
ing aiMcial  details  for  examining  men  In  the  lumber  camps.  I  am  going  to  Spokane 
tonight  for  a  conference  with  Moody  and  Alexander,  and  have  every  reason  to  believe 
ws  will  secure  uniforms.  WItb  them  we  oan  do  much  more  work,  and  keep  up  tbe 
boys'  enthusiasm.  There  Is  lots  of  work  to  ha  done  yet  The  more  publicity  yon  give 
to  this,  perhaps  the  more  satisfied  Sandpoint  people  will  be. 
"Sincerely  yours, 

"Herman  H.  Taylor, 

"Capt.  Co.  B.,  Third  Idaho  Infantry." 

That  the  state  offlclals  had  the  utmost  confldenee  in  Captain  Taylor's  ability  to 
handle  the  situation  was  maolteet  in  the  following  order: 

"Headquarters,  Idaho  Natitmat  Qnard, 
"In  the  Field,  March  24,  1S18. 
"Special  Order  No.  3. — Captain  H.  H.  Taylor  Is  anthorised  in  my  absence  to  pertorm 
such  acts  as  in  his  Judgment  are  necessary  tor  the  peace  and  dignity  at  the  state  ot 
Idaho.    By  order  of  the  Oovemor, 

"C.  S.  MooDT. 
"Adjutant  Oeneral  of  Idaho." 

With  a  clear  understanding  of  the  situation  that  existed,  it  will  be  seen  that  Captain 
l^lor's  efforts  were  of  the  utmost  worib  in  quelling  the  spread  ot  propaganda  through 
pro-German  sources,  In  rounding  up  the  slackers  and  holding  the  community  to  the 
point  of  one  hundred  per  cent  Americanism. 

In  1904  Captain  Taylor  was  married  to  Hiss  Catherine  Parr,  who  passed  away 
leaving  two  children,  Richard  and  Elisabeth.  In  fraternal  circles  he  is  well  known 
and  was  chairman  of  the  committee  which  organized  the  Elks  lodge  at  Sandpoint  and 
was  its  first  exalted  ruler.  He  is  also  prominent  in  Masonry,  belonging  to  the  chapter 
and  commandery  at  Coeur  d'Alene  and  to  the  Mystic  Shrine  at  Lewlston.  Thns  along 
many  lines  he  has  been  closely  asBOclated  with  those  Interests  and  actlvlUes  which 
have  shaped  the  history  and  directed  the  destiny  of  IdahOL  In  political  otBce  he  eve? 
made  i)artlsanehlp  subservient  to  the  faithful  performance  of  duty.  In  military  connec* 
tlons  he  rendered  unfaltering  obedience  to  his  superiors  and  unfaltering  allegiance  to 
the  cause,  while  along  professional  lines  he  has  maintained  the  highest  ethical  standards 
and  Is  a  prominent  representative  of  that  calling  to  which  property,  life  and  liberty 
most  look  for  protection. 


Watkin  Ii.  Roe,  one  ot  the  prominent  and  progressive  citizens  of  Preston,  and  tor 
years  editor  and  proprietor  of  the  EVanklln  County  Cltixen,  published  at  that  place, 
was  bom  in  the  city  of  Derby,  England.  August  1, 1866,  and  Is  a  son  ot  John  and  Catherine 
(Byatt)  Roe,  also  natives  of  England.  The  father  was  a  minister  of  the  CongregaUonal 
church  m  his  native  country  and  was  connected  with  the  ministry  all  ot  his  active  life. 

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HlB  death  occurred  In  1S73,  and  hie  widow  died  In  1908.  m  Salt  Lake  Cltr,  Utah.  She 
came  to  America  In  ISSl  and  located  tn  Park  Tolley,  UUb.  remaining  In  that  aUte  to 
the  end  of  her  life. 

Watkfn  L.  Roe  was  reared  and  educated  In  England,  where  he  learaed  the  printer's 
art  and  was  emplored  on  Beveral  large  newepapera  and  magazines  for  some  rears.  To 
1887  he  came  to  the  United  States  and  on  his  arrival  in  this  country  went  to  Utah, 
locating  In  Salt  Lake  Cltr,  where  he  worked  on  a  publication  known  as  the  Juvenile 
Instructor,  publlehed  by  the  Mormon  church.  He  also  worked  on  the  Deseret  Evening 
News,  and  for  eighteen  years  waa  with  the  Salt  LAke  Herald,  for  the  greater  part  of 
that  time  being  foreman  of  the  advertising  department  of  the  paper  and  cartoonist  for 
two  years.  He  then  removed  to  Nephl,  Utah,  and  started  the  Ne[riil  Republic,  which  he 
conducted  tor  three  years,  at  the  end  of  this  period  returning  to  Salt  Lake  City,  where 
he  remained  for  a  couple  ot  years. 

It  was  In  1907  that  Mr.  Roe  came  to  PreHton,  Franklin  county,  Idaho,  and  became 
connected  with  his  present  paper,  then  called  the  Cache  Valley  News.  He  bought  the 
plant  and  changed  the  name  to  the  Preeton  News.  He  continued  to  conduct  the  paper  for 
a  few  years  but  failed  of  success  and  removed  to  Logan,  Utah,  where  he  worked  on  the 
Logan  Republican  as  editorial  writer  for  two  years.  His  old  paper  then  came  ander 
the  sherllTa  hammer,  and  Mr.  Roe  again  became  the  owner,  changing  the  name  to  the 
Franklin  County  Cltlsen,  He  has  been  active  In  public  affairs  and  was  one  of  the  prime 
movers  la  the  fight  to  divide  the  cotmtles,  the  agitation  being  ultimately  successful. 
The  FranUItt  County  Citizen  has  an  entirely  new  plant,  and  In  conjunction  with  the 
publishing  of  the  paper  Mr.  Roe  carries  on  a  first-claaa  Job  printing  business  and  is  the 
owner  of  the  building  in  which  the  plant  Is  housed. 

In  March,  1888,  Mr.  Roe  wiu  married  to  Ellen  Lomax,  and  to  them  were  bom  Ave 
children,  namely:  Watkln  L.,  Jr.,  who  died  December  7, 1918,  at  the  age  of  twenty-seven 
years;  John  Lewis,  Lonsdale  B.  and  Oladys  Ellen,  all  at  home,  and  Catherine  O.,  who 
died  In  18S9.  Mr.  Roe  Is  a  member  of  the  Church  of  Jesus  Christ  of  Latter-day  Saints 
and  is  tntereeted  In  Its  work.  He  Is  a  member  of  the  seventies  and  a  teacher  In  the 
priesthood  class.  He  often  goes  on  lecturing  tours  In  omnectlon  with  the  work  of  bis 
church.  Mr.  Roe  la  a  warm  supporter  of  the  republican  parly  and  ran  for  state  senator 
In  1916  as  the  nwnlnee  of  that  party,  but  was  defeated  by  about  one  hundred  and  twenty 
votes.  He  was  appointed  by  Qovemor  Davis  as  me  of  the  Soldier  Memorial  Commission 
and  acts  as  Its  chairman. 


Robert  H.  Elder  Is  an  attorney  of  Coeur  d'Alene  and  a  most  prominent  and  Influential 
cltlsen  of  Idaho,  especially  active  In  political  circles,  having  since  1912  been  a  member 
of  the  democratic  national  committee.  He  was  born  In  Marion,  Kentucky,  September  7, 
1377,  and  is  a  son  of  J.  T.  and  Mary  (Dowell)  Elder,  who  are  also  native  Kentncklans. 
The  father  was  a  farmer  and  tobacco  raiser  who  devoted  hie  life  to  the  cultivation  of 
his  land  until  1909,  when  be  retired  from  active  business  and  Is  now  enjoying  well 
earned  rest  In  an  attractive  home  in  Coeur  d'Alene.  He,  too,  has  always  been  a  zealous 
supporter  of  democratic  principles  and  active  In  local  affairs.  His  religions  faith  is  that 
of  the  Presbyterian  church. 

Robert  H.  Elder,  the  eldest  of  a  family  of  eight  children,  attended  the  schools  of  his 
native  city  and  afterward  went  to  Kansas,  where  he  devoted  his  energies  to  farming. 
Realising  the  value  of  further  educational  training,  he  entered  the  University  of  Kansas 
and  waa  graduated  therefrom  with  the  class  of  1902.  During  his  college  days  he  took  a 
most  active  interest  In  athletics  and  was  a  member  of  the  football  team  in  1899,  ISOO  and 
1901,  when  Kansas  won  the  championship  of  the  Missouri  valley.  He  also  was  keenly 
Interested  In  track  events  and  made  a  record  in  the  one  hundred  and  two  hundred  and 
twenty  yard  dashes.  His  activity  and  popularity  In  his  college  days  foreshadowed  his 
later  life.  Having  prepared  for  the  bar,  he  entered  upon  the  practice  of  law  at  Pratt, 
Kansas,  In  1903,  and  in  December  of  the  same  year  came  to  Coeur  d'Alene.  Here  he 
entered  upon  the  practice  of  law  as  a  member  of  the  Arm  of  Elder  ft  Vhltla,  that  associ- 
ation being  maintained  for  a  year.  He  Is  now  practicing  in  connection  with  bis  brother 
under  the  Arm  style  of  Elder  ft  Elder,  with  ofllces  in  Coeur  d'Alene  and  St.  Maries.  He 
continues  in  general  practice,  being  well  versed  in  all  departments  of  law,  and  hts 
ability  Is  attested  by  the  many  important  cases  with  which  he  has  been  connected  and 

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th«  many  favorable  verdicts  wlilcta  be  bae  wcm  for  his  clients.  Hia  prqnratlon  of  caaes 
Is  always  tboroagh  and  exhaustive  and  he  has  tbe  ability  to  bring  out  with  notable 
clearness  the  salient  point  upon  which  the  decision  ot  every  caae  finally  turns. 

On  the  21st  of  June.  1903,  Mr.  Elder  was  married  to  Mlas  Martha  J.  Noble,  of  Kansas 
City,  Missouri,  a  daughter  of  Frank  and  Mary  Noble,  the  father  formerly  a  merchant 
who  is  now  living  retired  in  Coeur  d'Alene.  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Elder  have  three  children: 
Constance,  Margaret  and  Robert  N. 

Mr.  Elder  Is  very  prominent  in  Masonic  circles,  belonging  to  the  lodge,  chapter  and 
commandery.  Throughout  tbe  period  of  the  World  war  he  took  a  most  helpful  Interest 
In  promoting  those  activities  which  had  to  do  with  war  work  and  the  enlightenment  of 
the  pnbllc  concerning  th^  r«4l  conditions.  He  served  on  the  local  and  state  Councils  of 
Defense  and  he  has  long  been  a  prominent  figure  in  the  activitlee  of  the  state.  From  the 
time  when  age  conferred  upon  him  the  right  of  fraachlse  he  has  been  b  moet  earnest 
supporter  of  the  democratic  party,  served  as  chairman  of  tbe  democratic  county  central 
committee  in  1910  and  in  1912  was  made  a  member  of  the  national  democratic  committee 
from  Idaho  and  has  since  so  served,  thus  aiding  iq  shaping  the  policies  of  this  great 
political  organisation.  Ha  keeiia  in  close  touch  with  the  trend  of  thought,  particularly 
In  the  northwest,  and  his  powers  as  an  organiser,  his  executive  skill  and  his  oratorical 
ability  have  all  figured  In  winning  democratic  successes  In  this  section  of  the  country. 


Edward  8.  Elder,  one  of  the  suocessfnl  attorneys  of  Benewah  county,  practicing  at 
St.  Maries,  was  born  In  Marlon,  Kentucky,  January  SO,  ISSO,  and  Is  a  brother  of  Robeirt 
H.  Elder,  of  Coeur  d'Alene.  Liberal  educational  advantages  were  accorded  him.  He 
completed  his  preparation  for  the  practice  of  law  as  a  student  In  the  TTniverslty  of 
Kansas  In  1910.  Believing  that  he  might  have  better  opportunities  In  the  growing 
northwest,  he  then  made  his  nay  to  Coeur  d'Alene,  where  he  resided  for  five  years, 
removing  In  1916  to  St.  Maries,  where  he  has  since  followed  hie  profession,  being  accorded 
a  liberal  clientage  here.  He  was  the  first  proeecntlng  attorney  of  Benewah  county  and 
in  all  his  law  practice  has  displayed  marked  ability  In  handling  involved  and  important 
litigated  Interests,  his  clientage  being  now  large  and  ot  a  distinctively  representative 

In  piriltlcs  Mr.  Elder  has  been  very  active  throughout  the  years  of  his  residence  In 
tbe  northwest.  His  military  activities  began  in  November,  1917,  when  he  was  appointed 
Inspector  for  the  sale,  storage  and  use  of  explosives  tor  Idaho,  Oiling  the  ofllcs  until 
June  30,  1919.  He  was  also  chairman  of  tbe  War  Savings  Stamps  campaign  and  active 
In  other  drives  for  financing  the  war  and  for  promoting  the  comfort  and  welfare  of  the 
soldiers  in  camp  and  field. 

Mr.  Elder  married  Miss  Amelia  Peterson,  who  had  been  an  employe  ot  the  Lumber- 
men's State  Bank  at  St  Maries  for  several  years.  Theirs  Is  a  hospitable  home,  whme 
good  cheer  is  greatly  enloyed  by  their  many  friends,  their  position  In  the  social  circles 
of  St  Maries  being  an  enviable  one. 


In  a  history  of  Hailey's  business  development  It  Is  Imperative  that  menticm  be  made 
of  Charles  B.  Harris,  who  for  a  long  period  was  a  successful  furniture  merchant  of  the 
city  and  contribnted  in  substantial  measure  to  Its  commercial  development  He  was  born 
In  Delaware  county,  Iowa,  May  2S.  1S69.  and  was  a  son  of  Alfred  P.  and  Adelaide  (Soger) 
Harris.  His  boyhood  days  were  passed  at  the  place  of  his  nativity  and  he  acquired  his 
education  In  Its  public  schools.  He  took  up  the  carpenter's  trade  with  his  father  and 
eventually  engaged  In  contract  work  with  him  until  1SS3,  when  as  a  young  man  (d 
twenty-four  years  he  made  his  way  to  Idaho,  settling  at  Halley.  Blaine  county.  There 
he  continued  In  the  same  line  trf  business  until  1898,  when  he  withdrew  from  industrial 
activity  to  enter  the  commercial  field  and  established  a  furniture  and  undertaking  busi- 
ness tn  the  town.  Tbe  beginning  was  a  small  store,  but  In  1900  he  purchased  the  build- 
ing that  Is  still  owned  by  the  company  and  continued  to  deal  in  furniture  and  undertaking 
supplies  until  his  death,  which  occurred  March  29,  1906.    He  carried  an  attractive  line 




of  furniture,  bandllng  medium  and  high  priced  goods,  and  his  plexslng  etock,  hla 
atralghtforward  dealing  and  reaaonable  prices  were  potent  elements  in  the  attainment 
of  bis  BuccesB. 

In  Jannary,  J8S5,  Mr.  Harris  was  united  In  marriage  to  Mlsa  Josephine  B.  Do<dlttIe. 
a  native  of  Clayton  county,  Iowa,  where  their  marriage  was  celebrated,  and  a  daughter 
of  Charles  B.  and  Theodoala  (Lawrence)  Docltttle.  Hr.  and  Mrs.  Harris  became  the 
parents  of  three  children:  Adelaide,  Ralph  and-Helen. 

His  political  TlewB  were  In  accord  with  the  principles  of  the  republican  party  and 
his  religions  faith  was  that  of  the  Methodist  Elpiscopal  church,  to  the  teachings  of  which 
be  was  ever  most  loyal.  He  guided  his  life  by  htg)^  and  manly  principles,  his  integrity 
ever  standing  as  an  unquestioned  fact  in  his  career.  He  always  attempted  to  follow  the 
gtdden  rule,  doing  unto  others  as  be  would  have  them  do  unto  him,  and  not  only  did  he 
leave  to  his  family  a  comfortable  ctunpetence  as  a  reward  of  his  business  ability,  his 
close  application  and  enterprise,  but  he  also  left  to  them  the  priceless  heritage  of  an 
untarnished  name.  His  lite  record  may  well  serve  as  a  source  of  inspiration  and  encour- 
agement to  others,  showing  that  success  and  an  honored  name  may  be  won  simul- 


Frank  Smith,  president  of  tbe  O.  M.  Harvey  Title  ft  Trust  Company  ot  Welser,  was 
bom  at  Frisco,  Utah,  December  26,  1878.  He  is  a  son  of  Judge  I.  F.  Smith,  who  was 
bom  In  California  of  Ohio  parentage  and  after  attaining  man's  estate  worked  In  tbe 
mines  of  California  and  also  In  the  Comstock  and  Gold  Hill  mines  of  Nevada,  where  be 
passed  through  all  ot  the  experiences  incident  to  the  excitement  over  the  gold  discoveries 
of  those  early  days.  He  became  prominent  in  public  aftalrs,  serving  as  clerk  of  tbe 
district  court  from  1S90  until  lfi02,  and  In  1904  he  was  admitted  to  the  bar,  practicing 
his  profession  until  be  was  appointed  to  the  district  bench  by  Oovem(»-  Alexander.  He 
has  made  a  most  credltaMe  and  enviable  record  as  a  lawyer  and  Jurist,  his  decisions 
on  the  bench  bslng  distinguished  by  a  masterful  grasp  of  every  problem  presented  tar 
solntlon.  He  married  Miss  Harriet  Hunt,  a  native  of  California  and  now  a  resident 
of  Weieer, 

It  was  In  December,  18S0,  that  the  family  home  was  established  In  Welser,  so  that 
Frank  Smith  At  the  usual  age  became  a  pupil  in  the  public  schools  ot  this  city,  passing 
through  consecutive  grades  and  ultimately  attondlng  the  Welser  Academy.  Like  Us 
father,  the  recognition  of  his  ability  and  public  spirit  led  to  his  being  selected  for  (dBce. 
In  1899  be  beonme  deputy  clerk  of  the  county  and  In  1HT.8  served  as  deputy  exseasor. 
He  then  turned  his  attentltm  to  ranching  in  northern  Idaho  and  was  thus  engaged  for 
six  years,  but  on  the  expiration  of  that  period  returned  to  Welser  and  purchased  bis 
present  business,  which  had  been  organized  by  0.  M.  Harvey  and  J.  ^M.  Broee  in  I89I. 
Mr.  Harvey  had  tor  twenty-five  years  before  his  death  been  the  agent  tor  the  H<Hne 
Insnrance  Ccanpany  and  was  accorded  a  medal  in  recognition  of  a  quarter  ot  a  century's 
service  with  the  company.  The  business  of  the  O.  H.  Harvey  Title  ft  Trust  Company  Is 
confined  to  Washington  county  and  Is  under  the  direct  management  of  Hr.  Smith  as  the 
president  and  of  J.  F.  Clabby  as  secretary  and  treasurer. 

In  1917  Mr.  Smith  was  united  In  marriage  to  Miss  Hlnnle  Qrace  Crowell,  of  Welser, 
and  they  are  the  parents  ot  a  daughter,  Ida  Louise.  Throughout  practfcally  his  entire 
life  Hr.  Smith  has  lived  in  Washington  county,  where  be  is  most  widely  and  favorably 
known,  the  sterling  traits  of  his  diaracter  having  gained  (or  him  the  high  respect,  con- 
fidence and  goodwill  of  bis  fellow  townsmen. 


Harrison  R.  Merrill,  professor  of  English  in  the  Oneida  Stake  Academy  and  bishop 
ot  the  third  ward  of  Preston,  was  bom  In  Smlthfleld,  Utah,  November  13,  1884,  a  son  ot 
Orrin  J.  and  Elizabeth  (White)  Merrill,  also  natives  ot  Utah.  The  tatber  was  a  farmer 
In  his  native  state  until  1883,  when  he  removed  to  Franklin  county,  Idaho,  where  he 
acquired  a  tract  of  land  in  a  part  ot  tbe  county  which  was  then  In  Bannock  county.  He 
Improved  and  developed  his  holding  and  continued  to  term  until  1913,  when  be  retired 

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and  baa  sinra  rcald«d  fn  Preston,  to  which  town  be  Ont  came  In  IMC.  He  haa  aimja 
bam  aetlra  In  the  work  of  tba  Chnr^  at  Jeana  Chrlat  of  Latter-d^  Salnta  and  wemi 
tM  Mahop'a  coatudor  for  many  years.  He  baa  erer  been  a  warm  snpporter  of  the 
deaiocratiG  party.    Hla  wife  also  Utm  In  Preatxtn. 

HuTlaon  R.  Merrill  began  his  edneatlon  In  the  seliocds  of  Mi^eton,  later  attendlni 
the  Oneida  Stake  Academy  at  Preston,  the  State  UniTenlly  at  Moaeow,  Idaho,  and  An- 
Isbed  at  tJUh  Acrlcnltoial  Collese.  from  which  be  was  ^^oated  with  the  degree  ot 
B,  A  In  the  class  ot  191«.  Since  then  he  haa  been  teachins  la  the  Oneida  Stake  Academy: 
in  tact  has  tancbt  there  since  1112,  beinc  on  leaTe  of  absence  while  attending  college. 
Be  operates  one  bnndred  and  twenty  acres  of  land  la  Pranklln  connty  and  owns  one  hoa- 
dred  and  Bfty  acres.  At  one  time  he  waa  the  owner  of  tour  hondred  acres  In  Bannodc 

In  1909  Mr.  Merrill  went  on  a  mlMlon  to  Ireland  for  the  Hormm  dinrch  and  returned 
two  yean  later.  In  191Z  he  waa  made  high  coonselor  ot  the  Oneida  stake;  and  In  June, 
1917,  he  became  bishop  of  Preaton  third  ward. 

On  January  27, 1909,  Mr.  Merrill  was  married  to  Edna  Jtdinson,  and  they  hare  becmne 
Ute  parents  of  three  tiiildren,  namely:  Harrison  J.,  aged  eigbt  years;  Patil  J„  three 
years;  and  Rnby,  three  months.  Mrs.  Merrill  is  a  dangbter  ot  Senator  James  Johnacm, 
who  was  cme  of  the  flrst  settlers  in  Preston,  coming  here  in  1872,  and  has  been  raigaged 
in  farming  erer  since.  He  Is  president  ot  the  Oneida  lrrigatl<»  district.  Ptdltlcally  he 
Is  afflllated  with  the  republican  party. 


James  W.  Trabert  Is  a  well-to-do  randier  residing  flre  miles  northwest  ot  Meridian, 
where  he  owns  one  hundred  and  fcMiy-seven  acres  of  land  compriBlng  a  yalnable  and 
prodnctive  farm  on  which  there  are  three  sets  of  Improvements.  The  boildings  for  his 
own  nae  were  erected  by  him  and  are  ot  excellent  modem  type.  He  was  bmn  in  Mont- 
gomery connty,  Iowa,  May  20,  1877,  a  son  of  Andrew  and  Mary  (Qrofl)  Trabert.  Ha 
oomes  of  Oermon  ancestry  In  both  the  paternal  and  maternal  lines,  but  Is  on  Americas 
to  the  core.  His  father,  a  native  of  PennsylTanla.  removed  to  Iowa  about  forty-fonr 
years  ago  and  spent  the  remainder  ot  his  life  In  the  H^wkeye  state,  devoting  bis  atten- 
tion to  general  agricultural  pursuits  with  good  aaccess.  He  passed  away  a  few  years 
ago,  at  the  age  of  seventy-one,  and  his  widow  now  makes  her  home  with  a  daughter  in 
Mobile,  Alabama. 

James  W.  Trabert  was  reared  In  Montgomery  connty,  Iowa,  and  there  emtlnned  to 
reside  until  thirty-one  years  of  age.  He  was  graduated  from  the  high  school  at  Stanton, 
Iowa,  in  189fl  and  in  the  spring  of  1898  completed  a  course  In  the  Capital  City  Com- 
mercial College  at  Dee  Holnee.  In  June,  1898,  he  Joined  the  United  States  aimy  tor 
service  In  the  PhUIpplnea  during  the  Spanish-American  war,  becoming  a  member  of 
Company  H,  Flfty-flrst  Iowa  Regiment.  However,  he  was  sent  home  on  furlough  to 
recuperate  from  a  severe  attack  ot  measles  and  was  discharged  at  San  Rrandsco. 

On  the  Stta  of  February,  1902,  at  Red  Oak.  Mtmtgomery  county,  Iowa,  Mr.  Trabert 
was  united  In  marriage  to  Miss  Atlanta  H.  Stafford,  whose  birth  oconrred  In  that  county 
September  16,  1877,  and  with  whom  he  had  become  acquainted  In  childhood.  She  was 
the  only  child  of  Frank  and  Atlanta  (Fc^ts)  Stafford,  the  former  a  native  of  Ohio  and 
the  latter  ot  Jefferson  county.  New  York.  Her  father,  who  was  a  farmer  by  occupation, 
passed  away  In  lS9fl,  but  her- mother  still  surrlTes  and  now  makes  her  home  Ux  C(do- 
rado^  To  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Trabert  have  been  born  two  daughters:  Ruth  H.,  whose  birth 
occurred  August  19,  1903;  and  Dorothy  H..  whose  natal  day  was  November  23,  1906. 
Both  are  students  in  the  Meridian  high  school. 

The  year  1908  witnessed  the  arrival  of  Mr.  Trabert  and  tale  family  In  Idaho  and, 
wltb  the  exception  of  a  period  ot  three  years  spent  In  Ltmg  Valley,  they  have  since  made 
their  home  In  the  vicinity  of  Meridian.  It  was  in  1917  that  they  took  up  their  abode 
on  their  present  ranch  five  miles  northwest  of  Meridian.  Mr.  Trabert  haa  steadily  proa- 
pered  during  the  period  of  bis  residence  In  this  atate.  having  purchased  land  at  a  com- 
paratively low  price  that  Is  now  north  from  three  hundred  and  fifty  to  four  hundred 
dtdlars  per  acre.  His  ranch  of  one  hundred  and  forty-seven  acres,  on  which  he  has 
erected  a  handsrane  residence  and  substantial  bam,  la  one  ot  the  beat  in  the  vicinity  ot 
Meridian.    His  land,  for  which  he  paid  from  one  hundred  to  two  hundred  dtdlars  an 

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wve,  has  since  sreatlr  Increased  la  ralne,  so  that  be  ts  now  nnmbered  among  the  suceeaa- 
fnl  and  leading  farmers  ol  Ada  conntr, 

Mr.  Trabert  sires  his  political  alleglanee  to  the  democratic  party  and  Is  at  present 
mmnc  as  clerk  of  the  school  board  of  Upper  Falrrlew  School  No.  2,  whitdi  Is  located 
Just  across  the  road  from  his  much.  PraUmallj  he  Is  Identified  with  the  Hasons,  while 
hU  rellKlouB  faith  is  indicated  by  bis  membership  In  Christ  Elpisctval  chnrch  of  Boise, 
to  #hich  his  wife  also  belongs.  He  bas  always  been  Interested  In  the  welfare  and 
npbnlldlng  of  the  commonitr  in  which  he  makes  his  heme  and  wbererer  known  he  Is 
esteemed  for  bis  gennlne  worth. 


Opinions  of  mere  men  to  the  contrary,  the  fitness  and  capability  of  women  to  hold 
public  offloe  and  discharge  the  duties  with  eOlclency  la  amply  demonstrated  in  the  case 
ctf  Lnclle  Hall,  the  county  treoanrer  at  Bear  Lake  county,  Idaho,  who  has  been  discharging 
the  duties  of  that  important  position  since  November,  I91S. 

Miss  Hall  was  bom  in  Moutpelier.  Bear  Lalte  connty,  November  13,  1S92,  a  daughter 
of  Jolin  C.  P.  and  Bva  A.  (Pnrrow)  Hall,  the  former  a  native  of  Nebraaka  and  the  latter 
of  Wlsccsisln.  Her  father  moved  to  Montpeller  abont  18S6  and  has  since  been  a  resident 
ot  that  city.  For  the  past  twenty-three  years  he  has  been  the  principal  saleeman  for  the 
Conatdtdated  Wagon  ft  Machine  Company  of  Montpeller,  and  his  reputation  tn  that  posi- 
tion has  been  widely  established.  He  spends  his  winters  in  California.  He  is  an  active 
member  ot  the  Woodmen  of  the  World  and  also  holds  membership  In  the  Independent 
Order  of  Odd  Fellows,  in  the  affairs  of  which  organiuttlons  he  takes  a  warm  interest. 
,  P<dltloaIly  he  supports  the  democratic  party  and  is  a  valuable  aid  In  the  Councils  of 
ttie  party.    His  wifq  died  in  February,  1B97, 

.  Miss  Hall  was  reared  and  educated  In  Montpeller,  this  state,  and  some  time  after 
the  completion  ot  her  school  course  she  accepted  a  position  as  bookkeeper  and  stenogra- 
plier  with  the  First  National  Bank  ot  Montpeller,  remaining  there  for  eight  years.  In 
November,  1B18,  she  was  elected  treasurer  of  Bear  Lake  connty,  bringing  to  the  duties 
ot  tiiat  ImpMtant  position  a  sonnd  Intelligence  and  well  seasoned  experience  derived 
from  her  connection  witta  banking  affairs,  and  she  has  been  giving  the  utmost  satisfac- 
tion to  tbe  people  who  have  entrusted  her  with  the  management  of  the  financial  affairs 
of  the  connty. 

Miss  Halt  Is  a  member  of  the  Order  ot  the  Haccabeee,  and  in  all  matters  pertaining 
to  the  general  welfare  she  takes  a  keen  interest.  Like  her  father,  she  suppoiCs  the 
democratic  party,  and  her  church  afDIiatlon  is  with  the  Church  of  Jeens  Christ  ot 
t«tter-day  Saints. 


Idaho  has  always  been  conspicuous  for  the  blgh  rank  of  ber  bench  and  bar.  She  has 
had  many  distinguished  lawyers  and  Jurists  capable  of  crossing  swords  in  forensic 
ocMnbat  with  the  most  eminent  representatives  ot  the  profession  in  any  section  ot  the 
conntry.  Directing  hla  talents  along  the  lines  ol  legal  practice,  Robert  B.  McFarland 
has  gained  distinction  as  attorney  general  ot  Idaho  and  Is  now  engaged  tn  the  private 
practice  of  his  protession  In  Coenr  d'Alene.  He  was  bom  at  Independence,  Missouri, 
November  21,  1S67,  and  is  a  son  ot  the  Rev.  W.  B.  and  Elvira  (Early)  McFarland.  The 
father,  a  native  of  Pennsylvania,  went  to  Virginia  in  young  manhood  and  was  there 
married  to  Hiss  Blvira  Barly,  a  sister  of  Oeneral  Early  of  Civil  war.  fame.  She  was  a 
native  of  the  Old  Dominion.  After  their  marriage  they  removed  to  Missouri,  wbere  the 
Rev.  McFarland  engaged  In  preaching  as  a  minister  ot  the  Hetbodlet  church,  being  active 
In  that  field  until  he  retired  and  removed  to  Lewlston,  Idaho,  making  bis  home  there 
with  his  son  to  the  time  of  his  death  In  1904. 

Robert  E.  McFarland  pursued  his  early  edncation  in  public  schools  of  Missouri 
In  the  various  towns  to  which  his  father's  ministerial  labors  called  him.  Later  he 
attended  Central  Collie  at  Fayette,  Missouri,  snd  began  the  study  of  law  under  Senator 
Oewge  a.  Vest  of  Sedalla,  In  that  state.  In  1S80  he  was  admitted  to  practice  before  the 
Hlseonrl  bar  at  Marshall  and  a  little  later  removed  to  Socorro,  New  Mexico,  where  be 

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lotlowei  bis  prof««ton  for  tour  re«ra.  H«  beeune  ■  rerr  aetlre  repreaentaUY«  of  the 
dranoeratfc  partr  while  In  the  south  and  was  In  1SS3  elected  to  the  New  Mexico  legla- 
Utare  tor  a  two  r«ers'  term.  In  1S84  he  remored  to  Httiraj,  Idaho,  where  he  entered 
upon  the  genertil  practice  of  Iaw.  He  continued  bis  abode  In  the  Coenr  d'AlMie  dis- 
trict and  In  18S4  was  elected  probate  Judge  of  Shoshone  county,  being  the  first  Inoombent 
In  that  position  In  the  conntf.  Again  be  bad  become  a  leading  factor  In  democratic 
politics  and  through  much  of  his  succeeding  life  he  has  been  a  promlhent  Agdre  hi~ 
political  circles  In  the  state.  In  Uar.  ISSfi;  he  was  appointed  the  first  registrar  ot  the 
United  States  land  (rfflce  In  Coear  d'Alene  and  In  addition  to  performing  the  duties  of 
that  poeitltm  he  continued  in  the  practice  of  law,  bedding  the  offlce  ol  registrar  nntll 
1890.  In  1S96  be  was  elected  attomer  general  of  Idaho  and  filled  the  position  for  one 
term.  Throughout  his  entire  life  he  has  been  a  close  and  earnest  student  o(  public 
questions  and  Issues  and  his  position  has  never  been  Ui  eqnlTocal  one.  He  stands  flrmlj 
for  whatever  he  belloTes  to  be  right  and  does  not  hesitate  to  express  his  honest  cootIo- 
tlms.  It  was  characteristic  ot  him  that  when  he  became  cooTlnced  that  hie  ptMltlcal 
opinions  were  more  in  accord  with  the  principles  and  attitude  of  the  republican  partr 
than  with  the  democratic  party,  he  did  not  tor  a  moment  heeltate  to  give  his  allegiance 
to  the  repnbUcan  organisation,  and  while  he  has  remained  active  In  enppmt  of  Its 
principles,  he  has  never  sought  or  Beslred  ofllce  since  1S>S,  preferring  to  concentrate 
his  efforts  upon  his  professional  duties.  In  that  year  he  removed  to  Lewlston,  where  he 
remained  la  active  practice  until  1M6,  when  he  returned  to  Coenr  d'Alene,  where  he 
has  since  made  his  home.  He  did  not  a  little  toward  shaplnc  pnbllc  thought  and  action 
while  a  resident  Ot  Lewistoo  and  remaina  a  leading  fignre  In  the  public  life  of  Coeur 

la  Kovember,  1896,  Hr.  McFarland  was  united  In  marriage  to  Miss  Harle  T.  Pandr, 
of  Murray,  Idaho,  the  wedding  being  celebrated  at  Coeur  d'Alene  Mlnee.  Her  parents 
were  JiAn  and  Katherlne  Pendy.  Her  mother  was  actively  Identified  with  mining 
Interests  and  was  the  first  owner  of  the  Oem  mine.  To  Mr.  and  Mrs.  HcRu'land  have 
been  bom  five  children.  William  B.,  who  is  enga^sd  In  the  practice  of  law  with  bis 
father  In  Coenr  d'Alene,  was  for  one  year  chief  law  clerk  of  the  Idaho  supreme  court. 
He  Is  married  and  has  two  children,  Robert  B.  and  Elisabeth  M.  Kattileen  Is  a  school 
teacher  ot  Coeur  d'Alene.  Robert  E.,  the  third  member  of  the  family,  was  admitted  to 
the  her  Jnst  prior  to  America's  entrance  Into  the  war,  when  he  enlisted  In  the  navy, 
serving  on  the  cruiser  SL  1<ou1b,  which  was  among  the  first  convoys  sent  to  Europe  In 
1917,  He  now  follows  his  profession  at  St.  Uarles,  Id^o,  and  is  a  partner  of  his  father 
in  the  finn  of  HcFarland  Jb  McFarland,  the  son  caring  for  the  branch  offlce  at  9t.  Maries. 
John  A.,  the  next  of  the  family.  Is  a  student  In  Ooniaga  College  at  Spokane,  Washlngtim. 
Joseph  F.  completes  the  family. 

Mr,  McFarland  belongs  to  the  Independent  Order  of  Odd  F^lows  and  the  Benevoleat 
Protective  Order  ot  Elks.  His  wife  la  very  active  socially  uid  has  been  president 
ot  th4  Woman's  Club  ot  both  Lewlston  and  Coeur  d'Alene.  She  was  also  president  of 
the  Woman's  Republican  Club  In  both  cities  and  has  been  a  very  active  and  prominent 
member  ot  the  Coeur  d'Alene  Red  Cross. 


Thomas  J.  Beall  Is  undoubtedly  the  oldest  living  plone«'  of  Idaho.  He  was  bom 
in  Washington,  D.  C.  December  28,  ISSS.  He  has  reached  the  ripe  old  age  of  eighty- 
eight  years  but  Is  etlll  In  perfect  physical  health,  has  possession  of  all  of  his  faculties 
and  Is  as  greatly  Interested  In  all  public  aSAIrs  as  he  was  while  In  his  prime.  He  Is 
universally  respected  by  all  with  whom  he  has  made  acquaintance  during  his  long 
reeldence  In  Idahoi  He  thoroughly  enjoys  life  and  promises  to  live  for  many  years 
to  come.  Bvery  oU  pioneer  of  Idaho  has  an  allectlonUe  Interest  in  Tom  Beall,  as  they 
call  him. 

Hr.  Beall  comes  of  a  good  family.  His  father  was  an  army  olBcer  and  at  the  cmu- 
mencement  ot  the  Civil  war  had  command  of  ttie  Department  of  tjie  Columbia  but 
retired  early  In  the  Civil  war  and  died  In  September,  1863,  at  Baltimore,  Maryland. 

The  subject  of  this  sketch  came  to  the  Pacific  coast  In  1863  and  was  employed  as 
wagon  master  at  Fort  Tejon  by  the  government  In  1867  the  first  troop  ot  his  father's 
regiment  was  ordered  to  Vancouver  and  Tom  accompanied  the  outfit  to  that  point  as 
wagon  master,  and  In  that  capacity  was  with  Colonel  E.  J.  Steptoe  of  the  Ninth  Intan- 



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try  (n  an  expedltltm  to  the  north  tn  1S68.  This  expedition  only  coneiBted  of  one  hun- 
dred and  fifty  men  and  met  with  an  OTerwbelmlng  number  of  Indlane,  some  two 
thonsand  or  more,  near  the  present  town  ot  Rosalia,  Washington,  «nd  after  a  hard 
battle  were  defeated. 

In  I8E9  Hr.  Beall  severed  hfa  connection  with  the  quartermaster's  department  and 
was  employed  In  the  Indian  department  and  as  part  of  his  duty  was  sent  with  an 
Interpreter  trtan  Fort  Walla  Walla  to  the  Lapwai  section,  a  point  where  the  city  of 
Lewlston  In  Idaho  now  stands,  and  which  was  then  a  central  point  for  the  Indians  of 
that  section.  He  remained  with  the  department  In  various  capacities,  and  In  1S60 
moved  from  Walla  Walla  to  the  month  of  Lapwai  creek  above  Lewlston  on  what  ts  now 
known  as  Tom  Beall  creek. 

The  first  gold  in  Idaho  was  discovered  by  Captain  Pierce  tn  I860,  and  the  discovery 
at  Florence  brought  on  great  mining  exeltement  which  resulted  mainly  in  the  discov- 
ery and  formation  of  Idaho  territory.  Beall  quit  the  department  early  in  1862  and 
went  Into  the  ferry  bnelness  with  William  Craig,  at  that  time  the  oldest  resident  of 
what  la  now  Idaho.  He  went  to  Boise  basin  in  1863  and  followed  mining  In  various 
places  for  a  number  of  years  but  was  again  employed  by  the  Indian  department  at 
lApwal  as  superintendent  of  farming  in  the  late  '60s,  and  remained  with  that  depart' 
ment  until  1S71.  Since  then  he  has  been  a  resident  of  Lewlston  and  vicinity.  His 
early  remlniacenoes  are  published  in  the  Fifth  Biennial  Report  of  the  Historical  Society 
of  Idaho  for  the  years  1916  and  1816,  and  constitute  a  valuable  addition  to  the  litera- 
ture of  the  early  days. 


John  M.  Sllcott  was  bom  in  I<oudonn  county,  Virginia,  January  14,  1824,  and  In 
ills  early  youtb  removed  with  bis  people  to  Zanesville,  Ohio,'  where  be  learned  the 
carpenter's  trade,  In  which  be  became  very  proficient.  From  Zanesville  he  removed 
to  New  Orleans,  but  In  1848,  while  residing  there,  he  became  aJBlcted  with  gold  fever 
and  went  on  a  sailing  vessel  around  Cape  Horn  to  San  Francisco.  He  lived  in  the 
various  mining  camps  In  California  until  ISSS.  He  went  on  the  Frailer  river  excite- 
ment tn  British  Columbia,  and  an  his  return  went  to  Fort  Walla  Walla,  which  was 
then  the  headquarters  of  military  agents  In  what  ts  now  the  state  of  Washington,  and 
worked  at  that  place  at  his  trade  of  carpentry  until  the  spring  of  1860,  at  which 
time  be  was  employed  by  A.  J.  Cain,  then  the  Indian  agent  for  the  Net  Perce 
Indians,  to  construct  the  agency  building  at  the  old  Spauldlng  mission  at  the  mouth 
(rf  bapwai  creek  in  what  is  now  Idaho.  In  1861  Mr.  Sllcott  established  a  ferry  on  the 
Clearwater  river  at  Lewlston,  Idaho,  and  located  laud  In  that  vicinity  and  made  It 
his  home  for  a  great  many  years. 

Hr.  Sllcott  was  well  known  by  all  of  the  old  residents  ot  northern  Idaho.  Many  ot 
them  were  brought  Into  perstmal  contact  with  him  and  had  unbounded  respect  for  him 
and  ntmoM  confldenoe  In  him. 


Those  who  have  watched  the  career  of  James  Alfred  Wayne  In  Its  unfolding  have 
noted  the  steady  progress  that  he  has  made  as  a  member  of  the  bar  in  the  handling  of 
iihportant  litigated  Interests.  He  is  now  successfully  practicing  his  profession  at 
Wallace  and  since  1904  has  been  Identified  with  the  nortbweet.  He  was  bom  at  Hough- 
ton, Michigan,  December  5,  1880,  a  son  of  Benjamin  Franklin  and  Mary  Anne  (Quirk) 
Wayne.  The  father  was  descended  from  an  old  American  family,  while  the  mother  was 
bom  on  the  Isle  of  Man.  The  former  was  a  soldier  of  the  Civil  war,  going  to  the  front 
with  the  Twenty-filth  Wisconsin  Volunteer  Infantry  in  defense  of  the  Union. 

While  bom  in  Michigan,  James  Alfred  Wayne  was  largely  reared  In  Iowa  and 
pursued  his  education  In  the  public  schools  of  Alta  until  he  had  completed  the  high 
school  course  with  the  class  of  1899.  He  then  matriculated  In  the  University  of 
Minnesota,  where  he  pursued  the  study  of  law.  winning  the  L.L.  B.  degree  In  1903.  Soon 
thereafter  he  was  admitted  to  the  bar  and  entered  npon  the  practice  of  law  as  a  repre- 
sentative of  the  legal  department  of  the  Minneapolis,   St.  Paul   A  Sault   Ste.  Marie 



RaOrdad.  nwniutag  wtth  that  tamtaj  ntD  UM.  AUnctod  br  Uw  iiHwrf ■■!«»■  at 
th»  crvwtBc  wcat.  Mr.  Varmt  thUB  came  to  Make  ami  npwini  •■  lilri  la  WaHaee,  when 
he  caterMl  apcm  ea»a«J  |««eUee.  A  cdBtcMparur  writer  haa  said  of  hiat;  Toaaeaaed 
of  Bore  thaa  aTcrase  eapabOitiea,  be  aooa  woa  rncognlttow  bj  reaapa  tf  hie  ritfll  ia 
OTtMty«fwg  lessl  tMkakaUtlca  aad  dlacorcriae  the  mimar  potmU  apoa  whkh  the  dec*- 
■ka  o(  a  eaae  ao  trftea  htasea.  Mr.  Wayae  ia  well  qaallfied  both  br  aatare  asd  tnlnlBS 
for  tba  imteMlaa  he  has  eledad  to  follow,  hie  keen  Bcatal  Eacattiea,  Ineser  oC  txprea- 
■ioB  aad  qatek  reaaonias  powen  moat  aMr  aerriac  him  la  all  fOrewsic  cnoovatera.    Ia 

CHober,  IMS,  he  was  dected  ea«Btr  attoraey  and  waa  rfr^tected  to  the  nine  oSee  la 
..~    While  the  iaoaubetit  fa  that  poaltloa  he  »ade  a  noat  evTiaUe  recnrd  br  hit  aUe  - 
maBDer  la  haadUas  eaaea  ti  deep  coneeia  to  the  eoaiit7.    He  ha*  always  preiiared  hla 
caaaa  with  creat  thoroatbaeea  and  ■kill  and  the  strencth  at  hla  arEVBcat  la  baaed  apoa 
a  mnpreheBslTe  kaowledse  of  the  taw  and  etnreet  appUeatlon  to  the  polala  at  taaae. 

Mr.  Wayne  U  moat  happOy  sitaated  in  hie  home  life,  in  September,  ItU,  ha 
waddad  MIM  Aliee  M.  Wade,  daacbter  of  Jama  H.  aad  Ella  Wade  erf  HbIUb,  Idaho^ 
who  were  amooK  the  ptoaaer  eettlera  of  thia  aeetion  of  the  etate,  harlag  raalded  in 
Bboaboaa  eoanty  alaec  ISM.  Mr.  and  Hra.  Wayne  have  become  the  paranta  of  three 
dilldiea:   Jamca  Wade.  Beverly  aad  Allee  Barbara. 

Mr.  Wayne  H  well  known  In  fraternal  drdea.  He  belonsa  to  the  Knights  of 
PythUs,  In  which  be  has  filled  all  o<  the  oOees  la  the  loal  lods^  and  he  has  mMabenhfp 
with  Wallace  Lod<e  No.  Xtl.  B.  P.  O.  E-.  erf  which  be  Is  a  past  raler.  He  to  also  a  mes»- 
ber  ot  the  Masonic  fraternity  and  a  worthy  exemplar  of  tba  teaidilnss  and  prlndplea 
ot  the  craft.  His  poUUcal  endoiaement  la  stronsly  Kl*en  to  the  repobllean  party  and  he 
ftpr wanted  Sboahone  eonuty  on  the  repabllesn  state  central  committee.  For  stzteen 
years  a  resident  of  Wallace,  tbronsboat  the  entire  period  Mr.  Wayne  has  enjoyed  an 
.eBTlable  rcpatatloa  as  a  man  and  dtlsea.  while  In  profeHaional  ranka  be  has  made 
steady  progrees.  bringing  htm   to  a  poeitfon  among  the  leading  tawyeta  ot  northern 


Hod.  Eraeat  P.  Armstrong,  state  senator  from  BUIne  ooonty  In  the  fifteenth  seasloa 
ot  the  Idaho  tecUUtore.  191MV20.  was  bom  In  BL  Charles,  Iowa.  ApHI  2&,  1ST7.  and 
came  to  Idatio  to  make  his  home  In  IVU.  His  parents.  iMth  of  whom  are  now  deceased, 
were  Oeorge  W.  and  Etta  J.  (Wood)  Armstrong.  The  father  was  a  nattre  of  Franklin 
county.  Ohio,  and  followed  the  tnulneae  of  contracting  and  bnltding.  When  only  flftcen 
years  of  age  he  Joined  the  Union  army  and  served  through  the  CItII  war.  In  1M7  he 
became  a  resident  of  Iowa,  living  at  St.  Charles  tor  soine  time,  bat  his  last  daya  were 
spent  in  Dea  Holnes,  where  he  passed  away  In  1917.  His  wife,  who  was  bom  in  Vermtrnt, 
died  in  1916.  In  the  paternal  tine  Ernest  P.  Armstrong  U  descended  from  old  Virginia 
stock,  while  on  the  maternal  side  he  is  of  New  England  ancestry. 

Reared  at  St.  Charles,  Iowa,  Ernest  P.  Armstrong  pursued  hie  edncatlon  in  the  pnblle 
schools  and  In  Stmpeon  College,  a  Methodist  Instltntlon  of  learning.  He  afterward  took 
np  the  printer's  trade  and  I>^ore  he  was  twenty-one  years  of  age  liad  c<»npteted  hla 
apprenticeship  and  waa  familiar  with  all  the  practical  work  of  a  printing  office.  He 
waa  empl<7ed  for  several  years  on  the  Wlnterset  Reporter,  at  Wlnterset.  Iowa.  When 
twenty-throe  years  erf  age  he  entered  the  service  of  the  government  at  Washington. 
D.  C,  In  the  ceneas  bnrcaa,  and  there  spent  two  years.  In  190S  and  1903  be  was 
employed  In  ttie  pnbtishlng  ttoose  of  D.  Appleton  ft  C<»npaiiy  in  New  York.  ,  From  1903 
nntil  1907  he  beld  a  responsible  position  In  the  United  States  civil  service  commlsBian 
In  Washington.  D.  C,  and  from  1907  nntll  1909  he  was  at  Fort  Dea  Maines,  Iowa,  in  the 
constractlng  qnartermaater's  branch  of  the  United  States  war  department.  For  two 
years  thereafter  he  was  in  charge  of  the  appointment  brancli  of  the  United  States 
Burean  ot  Indian  Affaire  at  Washington,  D.  C.  and  In  191S  he  came  to  Idaho,  settling 
at  Hailey,  where  he  occupied  a  position  in  the  United  States  land  t^oe  for  tour  years 
or  until  1916.  He  then  organixed  the  Blaine  County  National  Bank  of  Hailey,  with 
which  he  Is  sllir  identified  In  the  capacity  of  cashier.  He  is  also  president  of  the 
Butte  Connty  Bank  at  Arco,  and  a  director  (d  the  Bellevue  State  Bank  at  Bellame. 
He  holds  degrees  from  tmth  the  George  Washington  Unlverstty  and  the  Columbian 
University  of  Washington,  D.  C  having  graduated  from  the  law  department  of  the 
former  In  1906  and  of  the  tatter  In  1902.    He  has  never  practiced  taw.  however,  preterrfng 

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to  concentrate  bis  eOortu  and  attention  upon  the  varlouB  crfBctal  poBitiixns  which  he 
hu  been  called  upon  to  911. 

On  the  23d  ot  June,  1909,  Mr.  Armstrong  was  marrfed  In  WashlngtcMi,  D.  C, 
to  Hiss  Carrie  Burkbart,  who  waa  bom  and  reared  In  the  capital  cfty.  She  la  an 
■cGompllBhed  vooallet  and  aklUed  pianist  and,  prior  to  her  marriage,  was  the  acvrano 
soloist  In  two  of  Washlngton'a  largest  churches.  In  politics  Mr.  Armstrong  is  a  repub- 
lican, but  has  nerer  sought  or  desired  office,  never  consenting  to  become  a  candidate 
nntU  Norember,  191S,  when  he  was  named  by  bis  party  for  the  office  of  state  senator 
from  Blaine  county,  and  was  elected.  As  a  member  of  the  upper  house  of  the  Idaho 
legislature  he  proved  bis  derotlon  to  the  welfare  of  the  state.  His  careful  analyals  of 
the  many  Important  questions  coming  before  the  legislature,  and  bis  ardent  and 
unyleldlnK  support  of  those  measures  which  he  deemed  essential  to  the  development 
and  upbuilding  of  Idaho,  showed  him  to  have  been  a  close  student  of  state  affairs  since 
he  came  to  Idaho  and  to  have  an  excellent  understanding  of  the  needs  of  the  young  and 
r^idlr  growing  commonwealth. 


ClTde  B.  Hanson,  the  popular  editor  and  manager  of  the  Idaho  Enterprise,  pnb- 
llahed  at  Malad,  Is  a  native  of  Utah,  born  at  Logan,  November  4,  1864,  and  Is  a  son  ot 
Ntels  and  Mattle  (Herrlll)  Hanaon,  the  former  of  whom  was  a  native  ot  Utah  and  ihe 
latter  of  Pennsylvania.  The  father  was  reared  and  educated  In  Utah,  In  which  state  he 
has  resided  all  of  bis  life.  He  has  engaged  In  the  sawmill  business  and  Is  at  present 
with  the  Utah-Idaho  Power  Company,  at  Rlverton,  Utah.  The  mother  la  still  living  and 
also  reeidea  In  Utah. 

Clyde  B.  Hanson  was  reared  and  educated  at  the  New  Jersey  Academy  at  Logan, 
Utah.  Following  the  close  of  his  school  course,  he  learned  the  printing  trade,  at  which 
he  worked  for  about  one  year.  In  1903  he  removed  to  Malad,  Oneida  county,  Idaho, 
and  bought  the  Idaho  Enterprise,  which  be  conducted  for  seven  years.  He  then  removed 
to  Montpeller  and  acquired  the  Examiner,  ot  which  he  was  editor  and  manager  for  six 
months,  selling  out  at  tbe  end  of  that  time  and  going  to  Rockland,  Idaho,  where  he 
established  the  Rockland  Times,  which  he  conducted  for  six  years.  In  December, 
1917,  Mr.  Hanson  returned  to  Bfalad  and  bought  an  Interest  In  his  old  plant,  beciMning 
editor  and  manager  of  the  Enterprise.  It  Is  conducted  as  a  weekly  paper  and  has  a 
flrst-clasB  circulation,  which  Is  gradually  growing.  It  Is  the  oldest  paper  in  southeastern 
Idaho.    The  plant  Is  also  equipped  for  the  production  of  commercial  printing. 

In  November,  1906,  Mr.  Hanson  was  married  to  Margaret  Jones,  atad  they  have 
become  the  parents  of  two  children:  Lorraine,  born  In  December,  190S;  and  Burtrai,- 
born  In  January,  1913.  Mr.  Hanson  Is  a  member  of  tbe  Independent  Order  of  Odd  Fel- 
lows  and  of  the  Eagles,  and  In  his  political  affiliation  he  Is  a  republican.  He  baa  served 
as  clerk  of  the  city  council  ot  Malad  and  was  the  first  chairman  of  the  board  of  trustees 
of  Rockland,  Idaho.  He  has  farming  interests  in  Oneida  connty  and  fonuerly  held  a 
homestead  In  Power  county  but  rellnquisbed  It  Mr.  Hanson  Is  generally  regarded  as 
one  of  the  progressive  citizens  of  Malad,  who  desires  its  best  Interests  advanced. 


Wlllet  R.  Hyatt,  Insurance  commissioner  of  the  state  ot  Idaho,  with  offices  In  Boise, 
Is  a  native  of  Osslnlng,  Westchester  county.  New  York.  He  was  born  June  6,  1ST4,  the 
second  of  the  four  children  of  Noah  Secor  and  Mary  Ryder  (Pugsley)  Hyatt  The 
father,  also  a  native  ot  Westchester  county,  Is  now  living  at  the  age  of  seventy-elx 
years.'  He  served  from  1S61  until  1S6E  as  a  soldier  of  the  Civil  war,  becoming  a  first 
lieutenant  ot  the  Ninety-fifth  New  York  Regiment,  and  at  tbe  cloee  of  hostilities  was 
acting  as  assistant  quartermaster  ot  tbe  Army  of  the  Potomac.  His  wife,  also  a  native 
ot  tbe  Empire  state,  survives  at  the  age  of  seventy-three  years.  Both  are  descended 
from  old  New  York  families  represented  in  tbe  Revolutionary  war.  With  the  exosft- 
tlon  ot  WlUet  R.  Hyfktt,  all  ot  the  children  ot  tbe  family  are  residenU  of  Oregon. 
The  father,  Noah  S.  Byatt,  who  has  followed  farming  throughout  bis  active  business 
career,  Is  now  a  resident  ot  Turner,  OregoiL 



When  a  lad  of  teo  7*An  Wlllet  R.  Hyatt  accompanied  ble  psreata  on  their  re- 
moral  to  Platte  county,  Nebraaka,  where  he  was  reared  to  manhood  upon  a  [arm.  Hla 
education,  begun  In  the  public  schools  of  New  York,  was  continued  in  Nebraska  and 
later  he  entered  the  law  department  of  the  state  Unlversltr  at  Lincoln  and  won  his 
Bachelor  of  Laws  d^ree  there  as  a  member  of  the  daas  of  189S.  In  April  of  the  same 
rear,  bis  patriotic  spirit  aroused  by  Spain's  attempt  to  dictate  American  policy  In 
western  waters,  he  enlisted  as  a  member  of  Company  K  of  the  First  Nebraska  Volunteer 
Infantry  for  service  In  tbe  Spanish -American  war.  He  was  made  a  uoa-oommlssloned 
officer  and  for  nearly  a  year  :iras  on  active  duty  In  the  Philippines,  taking  part  in 
several  skirmishes  on  the  Island  of  Luzon.  In  December  of  that  year  he  was  honorably 
diacharced,  after  which  he  returned  to  Platte  county,  Nebraska. 

There  Mr.  Hyatt  was  married  on  tbe  1st  of  March,  1899.  to  Miss  Abbie  Isabel  Barr, 
a  native  of  Pennsylvania,  and  later  In  the  year  they  removed  to  Idaho,  residing  In 
Boise  from  1899  until  1906,  during  which  period  Mr.  Hyatt  save  his  attention  to  tbe 
practice  of  law  and  to  some  extent  to  the  Insurance  bnslnesa.  He  then  removed  to 
Payette,  Idaho,  and  was  a  member  of  the  bar  at  that  place  until  1911,  when  he  estab- 
lished his  home  at  Rupert,  Idaho,  where  he  practiced  law  until  appointed  Insurance 
commissioner  of  tbe  state  by  Oovernor  Moses  Alexander  on  tbe  16tb  of  Hay,  1917,  and 
returned  to  Boise.  He  baa  always  given  his  allegiance  to  tbe  democratic  party  and  le 
an  active  worker  in  Its  ranks. 

To  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Hyatt  have  been  born  a  son  and  a  daughter.  Paul  Secor,  whose 
birth  occurred  January  29,  1900,  is  In  the  reclamation  department  of  the  United  States 
government  tn  the  Boise  office.  Luclle  Ryder,  the  daughter,  was  bom  Hay  IS,  1907.  The 
parents  are  members  of  the  Plrst  Uethodist  Episcopal  church  of  Boise  and  Hr.  Hyatt 
Is  also  connected  with  the  Knights  of  Pythias,  of  which  he  is  a  past  chancellor  com- 
mander. He  haa  never  had  occasion  to  regret  his  determination  to  come  to  the  west 
and,  utilising  tbe  oppin-tunitlea  here  offered,  has  made  a  creditable  name  and  place 
for  himself. 


Eneene  y.  Bongtaton  is  a  partner  lu  the  law  Arm  ot  Reed  ft  Boughton  of  Coenr 
d'Alene  and  In  this  connection  has  gained  wide  recognition  as  an  able  and  forceful 
lawyer  who  i»«pares  his  cases  with  great  diligence  and  care  and  presents  his  cause  In 
a  strong,  forceful  and  logical  manner.  He  is  a  native  of  Qulncy,  Michigan,  where  hie 
birth  occurred  December  21,  1875,  his  parents  being  William  H.  and  Julia  (Ball)  Bough- 
ton,  both  of  whom  were  natives  of  the  atate  ot  New  Tork  and  are  now  living  In  Qulncy, 
Michigan.  The  father  is  a  contractor  and  builder  who  has  largely  devoted  his  attention 
to  stonemason  work.  He  removed  to  Michigan  after  the  Civil  war.  In  which  he  had 
served  as  a  member  ot  a  New  York  regiment,  thus  actively  supporting  the  Union  cause. 
He  has  never  sought  or  desired  political  preferment  or  advancement  but  has  always 
been  loyal  In  matters  ot  cltlsensblp  and  has  given  earnest  support  to  the  republican 
party.  He  belongs  to  the  Grand  Army  of  the  Republic,  thus  maintaining  pleasant  re- 
lations with  his  comrades  who  fongbt  for  the  maintenance  of  the  Union.  His  religious 
faith  is  that  of  the  Methodist  church  and  he  has  long  been  an  active  and  earnest  worker 
in  Its  support. 

Eugene  Boughton  attended  the  public  schools  of  Evart,  Michigan,  and  worked  his 
way  through  high  school.  When  his  textbooks  were  put  aside  he  secured  a  position  in 
a  store  and  was  afterward  manager  of  a  general  store  at  Leota,  Michigan,  tor  a  year. 
Later  he  engaged  In  merchandising  at  Custer  and  at  Greenland,  Ml<±lgan,  but  In  Sep- 
tember, 1903,  disposed  ot  his  mercantile  Interests  and  entered  the  University  of  Michi- 
gan, from  which  he  was  graduated  In  1906  upon  the  completion  of  a  course  tn  law. 
In  that  year  he  became  the  associate  of  T.  W.  Reed,  his  present  law  partner.  They  had 
been  friends  through  their  early  schooldays  and  also  through  their  college  days  and 
In  1906  they  removed  westward,  making  Coeur  d'Alene  their  place  of  settlement.  Here 
throughout  the  Intervening  years  they  have  been  accorded  a  large  and  distinctively 
representative  clientage  that  haa  connected  them  with  much  important  litigation.  Hr. 
Boughton  devotes  all  of  his  time  to  his  law  practice  save  when  public  concerns  claim 
hia  attention  and  his  cooperation. 

Mr.  Boughton  married  Miss  Eda  Sayles,  ot  Bvart,  Michigan,  a  daughter  of  Joseph 
Sayles,  who  was  a  prominent  attorney  of  Evart  and  ]udge  of  the  probate  court    He  was 

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a  rery  active  man  of  affairs  In  that  city  and  exerted  a  wldelr  felt  Influence  over  pnUlc 
ttaOD£ht  and  action.  To  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Bougbton  bave  been  bom  four  children,  Bema- 
dlne,  Donald,  Robert  and  Eugene  T.,  Jr. 

Ur.  Boughton  la  well  known  In  Masonic  circles,  baving  taken  tbe  degrees  of  lodge 
and  chapter  of  tbe  Scottish  Rite,  and'le  also  a  member  of  the  Mystic  Shrine  of  Lewis- 
ton,  Idaho.  He  likewtae  belongs  to  tbe  Elke  lodge  of  Coeur  d'AIene.  He  served  as  ren- 
eraMe  master  for  two  terms  and  wise  master  of  the  lodge  of  Roee  Crolz,  has  been  ex- 
alted ruler  of  the  Elks  and  ta  a  past  chancellor  of  tbe  Knights  of  Pythlae.  His  political 
allegiance  Is  given  the  republican  party  and  he  has  labored  untiringly  for  the  ad<wtliHi 
of  the  principles  which  oxiBtltute  th6  party  platform.  He  Is  keenly  Interested  in  civic 
affairs  and  stands  for  all  those  forces  which  make  for  civic  righteousness  and  advance- 
ment. An  Intensely  patriotic  cltiien.  he  did  everything  in  his  power  to  uphold  the 
Interests  of  the  country  during  the  period  of  the  World  war.  He  made  speeches  tor 
the  Red  Cross,  for  tbe  Liberty  Loan  drives  and  other  war  work.  He  did  everything  in 
his  power  to  promote  tbe  interests  of  the  soldiers  in  camp  and  field  and  he  enlisted  in 
the  T.  H.  C.  A.  service  for  overseas'  duty,  being  In  Chicago  attending  the  school  of 
Instruction  when  the  armistice  was  signed.  He  wss  with  the  athletic  department  of  the 
organlzattco].  His  rellgloua  faith  is  that  of  the  Presbyterian  church  and  be  Is  a  mem- 
ber of  its  board  of  trnsteee.  His  entire  life  has  been  actuated  by  high  and  taononiUe 
principles  and  bis  activities  have  been  forreacbing  and  resultant 


Hiram  N.  Yerkes,  cashier  of  tbe  Paul  State  Bank  at  Paul,  Minidoka  county,  was 
txHH  at  Patnnount,  Vermilion  county.  IlllnolB.  February  16,  ISSl,  and  Is  a  son  of 
Htram  and  Mary  Olive  (Ntd>1e)  Yerkes,  the  former  a  native  of  Franklin,  Ohio,  while 
the  latter  was  bom  at  Princeton,  Indiana,  and  was  the  danghter  of  the  Rev.  James  H. 
Noble,  a  prominent  minister  of  the  Hethodtst  Episcopal  church  who  occupied  varloaa 
pastoral  charges  In  Illinois,  Including  Decatur,  Lincoln,  SbelbyviUe,  Mattoon,  Danville 
and  others.  When  a  young  b<^  Hiram  Yerkes.  Sr„  left  Franklin.  Ohio,  and  re- 
moved vrlth  his  parents  to  Covlugtcm,  Indiana,  where  bla  father  followed  farming 
and  wagon  making,  there  contlnnlng  to  make  his  home  until  he  was  called  to  his  final 
re^t,  as  did  bis  wife.  Hiram  Yerkes,  Sr..  after  living  for  scwe  time  at  Covington,  In- 
diana, removed  to  Falrmount,  Illinois,  where  his  father  owned  a  farm,  and  there  he 
reared  his  family.  He  served  as  postmaster  there,  also  flUed  the  office  of  supervisor 
and  was  very  prominent  In  commnnlty  affairs.  He  also  took  a  deep  Interest  In  the 
moral  progress  of  the  commnnitr  and  was  a  consistent  member  of  the  Methodist  Epls- 
ecval  church.  Later  he  removed  from  Illinois  to  Colome,  South  Dakota,  being  at  that 
time  seventy-two  years  of  age.  He  there  bomesteoded  land,  securing  one  hundred  and 
sixty  acres,  whici}  be  developed  and  Improved.  Later  he  rented  the  property  and  went 
to  Los  Angeles,  California,  where  he  passed  away  at  the  age  of  seventy-six  years.  Hie 
widow  survives  and  Is  now  living  In  Iowa  City,  Iowa.  In  bis  political  belief  Mr. 
Terkes  was  a  republican. 

Hli  stm  and  namesake,  Hiram  N.  Yerkes.  obtained  his  early  education  In  the  pnb* 
lie  schools  of  Illinois  and  afterward  attended  the  Illinois  Wesleyan  University  at  Blo(xn' 
Ington,  from  which  institution  he  was  graduated  with  the  class  of  1W>7.  He  next  en- 
tered the  law  department  of  tbe  Illinois  Wesleyan  University  and  In  1909  was  admitted 
to  the  bar  of  both  Illinois  and  Oktabmna.  He  engaged  In  the  practice  of  law  in  the 
latter  state  for  a  short  time  and  then  went  to  Sonth  Dakota  on  account  of  his  father's 
falling  health.  Later  he  was  with  the  law  firm  of  Cheney  A  Evans  of  Chicago  and  sub- 
sequently he  accepted  a  position  In  the  First  National  Bank  of  that  city.  Eventually 
the  bank  sent  htm  to  the  State  Bank  at  Idaho  Falls,  Idaho,  and  with  that  inetltu- 
tlon  he  was  connected  as  teller  from  May,  1914,  until  February  1,  1918.  At  tbe  latter 
date  he  became  Identified  with  the  Twin  Falls  North  Side  l^nd  ft  Water  Company  at 
Jerome,  Idaho,  where  he  continued  until  the  1st  of  April,  1919,  when  be  was  appointed, 
cashier  of  the  Paul  State  Bank  at  Paul,  Minidoka  county.  He  has  since  occupied  this 
position  and  is  now  taking  active  part  In  directing  the  policy  and  shaping  the  de- 
velopment of  the  bank.  This  bank  was  orgBnl2ed  July  24,  1917,  with  L.  R.  Eccles  of 
Ogden,  Utah,  Will  H.  Young  of  Bnrley  and  S.  O.  Rich  as  lU  organisers.  On  Its 
board  of  directors  at  the  present  time  are:  Carl  Titus,  who  Is  president;  M.  B.  Wat- 
son, who  is  engaged  In  the  milling  business  at  Paul;  Hiram  N,  Yerkes,  cashier;  W.  C. 



lATsen,  a  real  esUt«  dealer  of  Paul;  and  B.  P.  Fvlkenoii,  William  Trelber  and  C.  H. 
Benedict,  who  are  tarmerB  residing  at  Panl. 

On  tbe  l&th  of  November,  1810,  Mr.  Yerkes  was  married  to  MIsb  Carol  Butln,  a 
native  of  Fredonia,  WlUon  county,  Kansas,  and  a  daughter  ot  Jobn  S.  and  Curie 
(Jackson)  Bnttn.  tbe  former  a  merdiant  of  Fredonia.  Ttaey  now  bave  one  cbild,  Helen 

In  bis  political  vlevs  Hr.  Terkes  maintains  an  lndepend«tt  course.  He  belongs  to 
tbe  Tau  Kappa  Elpsllon,  also  to  the  Phi  Delta  Pbl,  to  the  Masonic  fraternity  and  to  the 
IfethodlBt  Episcopal  church — associations  which  Indicate  the  nature  of  .his  Interests  and 
the  rules  that  govern  his  conduct.  HIa  has  been  an  upright,  honorable  and  useful  life 
In  wbldi  he  has  ever  displayed  unfaltering  loyalty  to  high  standards  of  citlseoshlp,  and 
In  every  ccMumnnlty  in  which  he  has  made  his  heme  be  has  labored  effectively  and 
earnestly  to  uphtdd  those  Interests  which  make  for  puUlc  progress  and  Improvement. 


WlUlam  A.  Simpson,  a  prominent  pioneer-  at  Ada  county,  who  was  held  in 
affectionate  regard  by  many  and  was  widely  known  as  "Uncle  Billy"  Simpson,  passed 
away  In  B<^se  on  tbe  4tb  of  June,  1916,  having  rounded  out  the  Psalmist's  allotted 
span  of  three  score  years  and  ten.  His  birth  occurred  near  ElbHdge.  Onondaga  county. 
New  York,  March  8,  1846,  his  parents  being  John  and  Mary  (Walrod)  Simpson,  who 
In  1850  established  their  home  In  Jsckson  county,  Iowa,  where  he  grew  to  manhood. 
It  was  when  twenty-two  years  of  age  that  he  flrst  made  his  way  to  the  northwest  and 
began  freighting  In  the  Boise  basin  and  In  Silver  City.  In  association  with  his  older 
brother,  Charles  I.  Simpson,  who  bad  come  to  Idaho  in  1S64  and  who  is  now  a  resident  of 
Blloxl,  MIsslsslppL  William  A.  Simpson  left  the  state  at  the  end  of  four  years,  or 
in  187a:  1 

It  was  on  tbe  IStb  of  February,  1874.  in  Chicago,  that  William  A.  Simpson  waa 
united  In  marriage  to  Hiss  Dora  Chase,  wbo  was  bom  In  New  Jersey,  July  13.  1862, 
a  daughter  ot  Sylvester  Stevens  and  Kltsabetb  Bverson  (Clough)  Chase.  Her  father, 
who  was  bom  at  Cornish,  New  Hampshire,  July  17,  181S,  recmitetl  and  served  as 
captain  ot  Company  A,  Twelfth  New  Jersey  Regiment,  during  the  period  of  the  Civil 
war.  His  demise  occurred  at  Willow  Creek  Station,  Ada  connty,  Idaho,  February  27, 
1880.  He  was  a  representative  of  the  same  Chase  family  to  which  beyonged  Salmon 
P.  Chase,  the  noted  Inrlat.  Mrs.  Simpson  is  a  descendant  of  -one  of  the  three  Chase 
brotbAre  who  came  from  England  to  America  prior  to  tbe  Revolutionary  war,  and  she 
Is  of  Revolutionary,  stock.  Her  mother,  whose  birth  occurred  at  Orange,  New  Hamp- 
shire,, July  12.  1826,  died  In  Boise,  Idaho,  on  the  Slat  of  August,  ISSl.  When  twelve 
y«ars  of  age  Mrs.  Simpson  accompanied'  her  parents  on  their  removal  from  New  Jersey 

Following  their  marriage  Hr.  and  Mrs.  Simpson  resided  in  Page  county,  Iowa, 
until  1877,  when  they  took  up  their  abode  among  tbe  pioneer  settlers  of  tbe  Boise 
valley  of  Idaho.  Three  years  later  they  removed  to  a  ran4^  a  few  miles  north  ctf 
the  present  site  ot  Meridian,  where  they  made  their  home  tram  1880  until  1887,  and 
where  they  later  acquired  a  large  tract  of  valuable  land  comprising  more  than  seven 
liQndred  acres.  A  part  of  this  property,  which  Mr.  Simpson  acquired  in  an  early  day 
at  a  low  price,  is  now  worth  three  hundred  dollars  per  acre.  In  1887  they  removed 
to  Boise,  living  In  a  frame  cottage  at  the  corner  ot  Tenth  and  Thatcber  streets  until 
1910,  when  they  erected  on  the  same  site  a  handsome  cut  stone  and  concrete  residence 
which  ts  still  tbe  home  of  Hre.  Simpson.  Tbe  fine  Simpson  estate  north  of  Ueridlan 
is  still  owned  by  the  family  and  Is  occupied  by  Len  and  Clyde  Simpson,  sons  ot 
William  A.  Simpson,  who  bave  excellent  ranches  ot  their  own  which  are  portions 
ot  the  original  estate.  The  Simpson  family  also  owns  tbe  entire  block  In  Boise  on 
which  the  family  residence  stands,  the  property  being  bounded  by  Thatcher,  CFarrell, 
Ninth  and  Tenth  streets  and  comprising  altogether  six  residences. 

Mr.  and  Mrs.  Simpson  became  tbe  parents-  of  seven  children,  of  whom  three  sons 
and  one  daughter  are  yet  living.  Leta,  the  eldest,  who  was  bom  Hay  £7,  1876,  died 
on  the  23d  of  November,  1879.  Leon  S..  whose  birth  occurred  September  29,  1877,  Is 
a  resident  of  Boise  and  Is  connected  with  tbe  firm  of  Falk  Mercantile  Company,  Ltd. 
Leafy  G.,  born  January  24,  1881,  is  still  living  with  her  mother.  She  Is  a  graduate  ot 
the  Boise  high  school  and  ot  the  State  Normal  School  at  Lewleton,  Idaho,  and  for 




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3eT«r»]  jean  was  a  taactier  Id  the  Idaho  public  Bcbools.  A  few  years  a^o  she  retirad 
from  the  proleselon  and  has  since  been  nctlre  tn  Red  Cross  and  lodge  work.  Leu  L. 
Simpson,  bom  Augnat  28,  1S84,  Is  a  prosperous  ranchman  residing  north  of  Meridian, 
as  Is  also  hlB  brother,  Clyde  E.,  whose  natal  day  was  May  !4,  1886.  Clark  Chase,  who 
was  born  September  E8.  1891,  died  on  the  6th  of  May,  1901.  Linda,  whose  birth 
occnrred  November  11,  1894,  passed  away  May  IS,  1902. 

In  falB  political  views  Mr.  Simpson  was  a  stanch  republican  and  for  one  term  be 
served  as  commissioner  ot  Ada  county,  making  a  most  creditable  record  In  that  con- 
nection. He  died  at  the  Simpson  family  residence  at  No.  1006  North  Tenth  street  tn 
Boise  on  the  1th  of  June,  1916,  after  a  happy  married  life  of  forty-two  years,  and  In 
hla  passing  the  community  lost  one  of  Itn  mont  highly  esteemed  citizens  and  honored 
pioneers.  His  widow,  familiarly  known  amonj;  an  extensive  circle  of  friends  and 
acquaintances  as  "Annt  Dora"  Simpson,  is  still  a  vlgoroas  woman  ot  nnlmpairod 
faculties  who  has  witnessed  the  growth  and  development  of  this  state  for  more  than 
four  decades  and  Is  therefore  tfaorougly  familiar  with, Us  history.  She  was  reared  In 
the  Episcopal  faith  and  Is  eligible  to  membership  with  the  Daughters  of  the  American 
ReTotntlon.  A  woman  of  gracious  and  kindly  manner  and  of  many  admirable  personal 
characteristics,  she  enjoys  the  high  regard  and  eRteem  of  all  who  know  her. 


William  J.  Florence,  a  prominent  ranchman  and  shorthorn  breeder,  living  three  mllee 
northwest  of  Herldian,  was  bom  In  Scotland,  a  son  ot  William  and  Margaret  (JcAnsttm)* 
Florence,  who  still  live  In  Aberdeenshire.  He  was  reared  and  educated  In  his  native 
country  and  there  made  his  home  until  190S,  when  he  crossed  the  Atlantic  to  the  United 
States,  spending  two  years  In  Ohio.  Several  years  ago  he  came  to  Idaho  to  take  charge 
ot  the  beef  cattle  at  the  Idaho  State  University  and  later  spent  two  years  ou  the  short- 
horn breeding  farm  ot  Duncan  Dunn  at  Wapato.  Washington.  During  the  post  two  years 
he  has  devoted  his  attention  to  the  breeding  ot  shorthorn  cattle  in  the  vicinity  of 
Meridian,  Idaho.  He  has  one  of  the  best  herds  of  shorthorns  in  Ada  county  and  is 
a  dlrectcv  ot  the  Boise  Valley  Shorthorn  Breeders  Association.  His  training  and  ex- 
perience at  the  University  of  Idaho,  where  he  was  in  charge  of  the  beef  cattle,  and 
subsequently  as  manager  on  the  ranch  ol  Duncan  Dunn,  one  ot  the  foremost  shorthorn 
breeders  ot  the  northwest,  admirably  fitted  Mr,  Florence  to  embark  in  the  business 
ot  raising  shorthorns  on  his  own  account.  He  Is  regarded  by  those  who  know  him 
best  as  an  excellent  Judge  of  beef  cattle  and  his  own  herd  of  about  fifty  head,  all  regis- 
tered, will  compare  favorably  with  any  herd  of  similar  slie  In  Idaho.  The  W.  J. 
Florence  ranch  near  Meridian,  the  home  of  the  Florence  shorthorns,  Is  owned  by  Deaii 
Iddtags  of  the  Idaho  State  University,  who  is  a  partner  of  Mr,  Florence.  The  lattst- 
Is  yet  a  comparatively  young  man  but  has  already  attained  a  measure  of  success  which 
is  most  gratifying. 

Fraternally  Mr.  Florence  Is  Identified  with  the  Masonic  order,  of  which  he  is  a 
worthy  exemplar.  He  is  the  craly  member  ot  his  family  in  the  United  States  yet  has 
never  bad  occasion  to  regret  his  determination  to  eatabUsh  his  home  In  the  new  world, 
tor  here  he  has  found  the  opportunities  which  he  sought  and  in  their  wise  utiliiatlon 
has  won  advancement  and  prosperity.  In  1914.  lust  prior  to  the  outbreak  of  the  World 
war,  he  visited  his  parents  In  Scotland. 


Qeorge  H.  Blood,  the  popular  and  prosperous  cashier  of  the  Idaho  State  A  Savings 
Bank,  at  Preston,  waS  born  in  KaysvlUe,  Utah,  June  21,  1879.  a  8<n  of  William  and 
Jane  <Hooper)  Blood,  the  former  a  native  ot  England  and  the  latter  ot  Scotland.  The 
father  came  to  America  in  an  early  day  and  in  1S49  made  the  journey  on  toot  acrons 
the  plains  to  Salt  Lake  City.  In  the  following  year  he  took  up  a  tract  ot  land  at  Kays- 
Ttlle,  which  he  continued  to  operate  for  the  balance  ot  his  lite.  For  many  years  he 
was  the  oldest  living  Inhabitant  between  Ogden  and  Salt  Lake  City,  Utah.  He  was  al- 
ways active  In  the  work  of  the  Church  ot  Jesus  Christ  of  Latter-day  Saints  and  was  a 
member  of  the  seventies  and  superintendent  of  Sunday  school.    He  baptiied  upwards  of 

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one  tboatand  perncms  Into  the  church  at  Kaysrllle.  He  held  aereral  pnbUc  offleea  dnrlns 
Ilia  active  Uf«.  His  death  occnrred  In  Hay,  1S17.  HU  wife  came  to  America  tram  Soot- 
land  and  walked  acrota  the  platne  from  Mlasonrl  river  to  ^It  Lako  City  In  1S61. 
A  good  deal  of  her  church  work  waa  with  the  Primary  Asaoctatlon,  being  connected  with 
Out  work  all  of  her  active  life  np  to  the  time  of  her  death,  which  occurred  September 
10,  1898. 

Oeorge  H.  Blood  was  reared  In  Kayavllle,  Utah,  and  received  hla  early  education 
In  the  schools  of  that  place,  later  attending  Brlgham  Toung  College,  at  Logan,  Utah, 
where  his  education  was  flnished.  He  Is  one  of  ten  children  bom  to  his  parents,  all 
of  whom  are  living,  are  married  and  bringing  up  tamlltes. 

In  1899  Hr.  Blood  went  on  a  mfsalon  to  the  Samoan  Islands  for  the  ChunA  of 
Jesus  Christ  of  Latter-day  Saints  and  returned  In  1M2.  He  then  engaged  in  the 
butcher  business,  buying  a  half  interest  In  a  place  at  KayavUle,  which  he  continued  to 
operate  for  three  years.  For  the  next  four  years  served  as  treasurer  and  tax  col- 
lector of  Davis  ceonty,  Utah,  and  at  the  end  of  that  service  In  1909,  he  came  to  Pres- 
ton, Idaho,  accepting  the  position  of  cashier  of  the  Idaho  State  ft  Savings  Bank.  He 
has  since  sncoessfnlly  discharged  the  duties  of  that  responsible  office  and  Is  the  oldest 
cashier,  in  point  of  service.  In  the  Chche  valley.  He  Is  also  a  stockholder  and  director 
of  the  bank,  which  is  In  a  prosperous  condition,  having  deposits  amounting  to  tonr  hnn> 
dred   thousand  dollars.     The  bank  was  established   In    1906   by  some  of  Its  present 

On  June  24,  1908,  Hr.  Blood  was  married  to  Edith  Larkins,  and  they  have  I 
the  parents  of  five  diUdren,  namely:  Viola  L.,  bom  April  1,  1904;  Erma  L.,  December  3, 
190S;  Mildred  L.,  September  13,  1910;  Beulah,  May  12,  1913;  and  George  H.,  Jr.,  Febru- 
ary 21,  1908,  now  deceased. 

Hr.  Blood  has  held  various  offices  In  his  church.  In  the  affairs  ot  which  he  has 
jBver  taken  a  warm  Interest.  Politically  he  gives  his  support  to  th»  republican  /iMtrty 
but  has  never  beeu  a  seeker  after  public  ofBce.  He  Is  the  owner  of  a  fine  farm  of  one 
hundred  and  sixty  acres  at  Idaho  Falls  and  has  two  farms  of  cme  hundred  and  twenty 
acres  each  In  Franklin  county,  Idaho,  and  Is  also  the  owner  of  business  and  reeldmce 
property  In  Preston. 


William  Black  Is  a  well  known  stockman  living  at  Bellevue  and  Is  one  of  Idaho's 
native  sohs,  for  his  birth  occurred  sixteen  miles  west  of  Boise,  at  the  old  Black  sta- 
.  tlon,  September  4.  1867,  his  parents  being  Charles  and  Annie  (Daniels)  Black.  The  - 
father  was  born  hear  ChlllicDthe,  Missouri,  while  the  mother  was  a  native  of  lUlnoia. 
It  was  in  the  year  1S64  that  Charles  Black  made  the  long  trip  across  the  plains  with 
ox  teams,  spending  the  Brst  winter  In  the  Dixie  valley  of  Idaha  He  later  operated  a 
ferry  over  the  Snake  river  between  Silver  City  and  Boise  and  he  also  purchased  a 
stage  station  there  and  conducted  a  hoteL  He  also  engaged  In  running  stock  and  In  the 
spring  of  18S0  he  took  up  a  part  ot  the  ranch  that  is  now  owned  by  bis  son  William, 
securing  one  hundred  and  sixty  acres.  He  likewise  acquired  one  hundred  and  sixty 
acres  of  timber  land,  built  a  log  house  and  started  the  work  of  develcqiing  and  im- 
ttrovlng  his  ranch,  which  he  continued  to  manage  for  a  number  ot  years,  but  eventually 
sold  the  property  to  his  son  William.  He  makes  his  home  at  Bellevue,  having  now 
reached  the  advanced  age  of  eighty-six  years.  His  wife  died  upon  the  ranch  In  1893. 
Hr.  Black  gives  his  political  allegiance  to  the  democratic  party  but  has  never  been 
a  candidate  lor  olllce. 

William  Black  spent  his  boyhood  days  on  a  ranch  on  the  Snake  river  to  the  age 
ot  ten  years  end  then  accompanied  his  parents  on  their  removal  to  Blaine  county, 
where  the  family  home  was  established  on  the  ranch  that  he  now  owns  and  occupies.  He 
was  reared  to  t^ricultural  lite  and  has  always  given  his  attention  thereto.  As  the 
years  passed  he  prospered  In  his  undertakings,  and  realliing  that  real  estate  iff  the 
safest  ot  all  investments,  he  kept  adding  to  his  place  from  time  to  time  until  he  now 
has  five  thousand  acres  ot  tine  ranch  land  and  is  <Hie  of  the  leading  and  progressive 
ranchmen  of  this  section  of  the  state. 

In  1903  Mr.  Black  was  united  In  marriage  to  Miss  Etta  Bellenger,  a  daughter  of  Bd 
and  Martha  Bellenger,  and  a  native  ot  Colorado.  They  have  become  the  parents  ot 
four  children:   Violet,  Jeff,  Charles  and  Harry. 

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PoUtlcftUr  Hr.  Black  1b  a  democrat  and  fraterDallr  ha  1b  eonnflbted  with  tha  Eaglea. 
A  oatlTe  son  of  Idaho,  ha  has  apent  hia  entire  lite  within  the  bordera  ol  'the  atate  and 
baa  been  a  most  interested  witness  of  its  development  and  progreaa  for  a  period  of 
flftr-three  years.  Great  Indeed  are  the  changes  which  have  been  wrought  during  this 
time  and  since  reaching  adult  age  he  has  borne  hia  full  share  In  the  work  of  develop 
lug  the  ranching  and  atock  raising  Interests  of  the  state,  holding  to  high  standards  In 
the  nature  of  the  work  that  has  been  carried  on  along  these  lines.  That  he  Is  actuated 
by  a  mobt  progressive  spirit  la  manifest  In  the  excellent  appearance  of  his  ranch  prop- 
erty and  the  splendid  Improvementa  he  has  put  thereon. 


Hon.  Marion  A.  KIger,  of  Harriaon,  representative  Irom  Kootenai  county,  la  aerv- 
log  tor  the  third  term  as  a  member  of  the  general  assembly  and  Is  the  present  speaker 
of  the  house  of  repreeentatlves.  a  position  for  which  he  Is  admirably  fitted  by  reason  of  ' 
bis  emaprehenslve  knowledge  of  law,  bis  freedom  from  prejudice  and  partiality  and  by 
reascm  also  of  an  analytical  mind,  which  enables  him  to  discriminate  readily  between 
the  essential  and  the  non-eeaential  in  all  public  as  well  as  private  affairs.  He  has  lived 
in  Idaho  since  1908  and  through  the  intervening  period  of  eleven  years  has  been  a 
well  known  attorney  of  Harrison.  He  was  bom  upon  a  farm  in  Fountain  coanty,  In- 
diana, October  12,  1S7T,  a  son  of  James  Wesley  and  Margaret  Ellen  (Baker)  Kiger,  who 
were  also  natives  of  Fountain  coanty  and  representatives  of  pioneer  families  ot  that 
district.  The  grandfather  In  the  paternal  Hue  was  John  Kfger,  who  removed  to  Indiana 
from  the  Shenandoah  valley  of  Virginia  about  the  year  1830.  He  became  wealthy 
through  his  operations  as  a  farmer  and  stock  raiser  and  was  numbered  among  the  in- 
fluential citizens  of  Fountain  county,  where  he  died  In  the  '80s.  The  maternal  grand- 
parenta  were  Andrew  and  Amsey  (Miller)  Baker,  who  removed  to  Fountain  county, 
Indiana,  from  Pennsylvania  in  1830  and  settled  on  a  homestead  ten  miles  south  of 
Veedersburg.  The  farm  which  they  owned  is  still  in  possession  of  the  family,  being 
nbw  the  property  of  Mrs.  Margaret  E.  Klger,  who,  however,  makes  her  home  at  the  pres- 
ent time  In  Parsona,  Kansas.  The  father,  James  Wesley  KIger,  served  as  a  Union  soldier 
during  the  Civil  war  and  at  Its  doee  married  Margaret  Ellen  Baker,  with  whom  he 
went  to  Kansas,  there  taking  up  a  homestead  claim.  He  undertook  to  farm  It  but  was 
soon  starved  out  on  account  of  cr<v  failures  through  a  scourge  of  grasshoppers  and 
chinch  bngs.  He  then  returned  to  Indiana,  but  In  187S,  when  bis  son  Marion  was  but 
a  year  old,  he  again  removed  to  Kansas.  locating  on  another  hiMuestead  In  Labette 
county.  In  18S4,  however,  the  Klger  family  once  more  went  to  Indiana  and  In  18M  took 
np  their  abode  on  the  old  Baker  homestead,  where  the  death  of  Mr,  Klger  oocurrcd  In 

The  early  life  of  Marion  A.  Klger  waa  spent  upon  farms  In  Indiana  and  Kansas 
and  his  preliminary  education  was  obtained  io  the  country  schools  of  Fountain  county. 
He  later  concentrated  his  eOorts  and  attention  upon  farm  work  and  continued  with 
his  mother  until  he  had  attained  hia  majority.  He  then  borrowed  flfty  dtrilars 
and  entered  the  Central  Normal  School  at  Danville,  Indiana,  attending  for  one  term. 
At  the  end  of  that  time  be  was  able  to  obtain  a  teacher's  certificate  and  during  the 
winter  of  1B02-3  he  taught  his  first  term  of  school  In  Fulton  township,  Fountain  county. 
He  then  devoted  hia  attention  steadily  to  school-teaching  until  1906  through  each 
winter  season.  In  that  year  he  returned  to  the  Central  Normal  School,  where  he  re- 
sumed his  studies,  using  the  money  that  he  bad  been  able  to  save  from  bis  earnlnga  aa 
a  teacher.  There  he  completed  a  law  course  In  1S07  and  In  the  same  year  he  entered 
the  law  department  'of  the  University  of  Kanaas,  from  which  he  was  graduated  with 
the  LL.  B.  degree  in  1908.  He  at  once  came  to  Idaho  and  located  in  Harrison,  where  be 
has  constantly  practiced  law  with  marked  success.  No  dreary  period  of  waiting  was 
his.  Almost  immediately  he  won  a  good  clientage  and  has  been  most  auccesatui  In  Its 
tconduct,  winning  many  favorable  verdicts.  This  is  due  to  the  thoroughness  with  whioh 
he  prepares  his  cases,  his  comprehensive  knowledge  of  the  law  and  bis  ability  to  apply 
its  principles  accurately.    He  Is  a  member  of  the  Idaho  State  Bar  Aasociation. 

Ob  tb«  2lBt  of  December,  1907,  Hr.  Klger  was  married  in  Terre  Haute,  Indiana,  to 
HIbs  Frances  Myrtle  Agnew,  a  teacher,  who  had  previously  been  a  member  ot  the  faculty 
of  the  Central  Indiana  Normal  School  and  had  gained  prominence  in  primary  and 
kindergarten  work  in  Ohio  and  Indiana.     They  now  have  two  children:    John  Cole, 

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Mr.  Klger  beloDsn  to  the  Independent  Order  ot  Odd  Fellows  and  his  religious  fBltb  Is 
that  Qf  the  Baptist  church.  His  political  allegiance  is  gfTen  to  the  republican  partr 
and  his  interest  In  the  political  situation  and  questions  of  the  day  Is  that  of  a  publlo- 
splrlted  citizen  who  recognizes  the  duties  and  ohllgations  as  well  as  the  prlrileges  of 
citisenshlp.  His  fellow  townsmen,  appreciative  of  his  worth  and  devotion  to  the  general 
good,  elected  him  to  the  hDuse  of  representatives  tn  1B11  and  gave  him  recognition  of 
hie  valuable  service  In  re-election  In  1916  and  in  191S  with  practically  no  opposition  for 
the  third  term.  At  the  beginning  of  this  term  he  was  unanimously  elected  speaker  of 
the  house  and  Is  so  serving  at  the  present  time.  In  this  connection  one  of  the  news- 
papers of  the  elate  said:  "Speaker  Kiger  promises  to  be  one  of  the  most  ptqiular 
speakers  a  house  of  representatives  In  an  Idaho  legislature  has  ever  had.  He  Is  rec- 
ognized as  a  presiding  officer  of  unusual  ability.  He  was  the  unanimous  choice  of  the 
caucus  of  his  party  and  of  the  entire  house  of  representatives  of  the  fifteenth  session 
upon  his  election.  Taking  up  the  gavel,  he  prefaced  his  serious  duties  with  the  clear- 
cut  statement  that  the  work  of  speaker  was  new  to  him,  that  he  would  make  mistakes 
but  that  they  would  be  mistakes  of  the  head,  not  ot  the  heart.  He  declared  for  a 
fair,  open  and  above  board  policy  which  would  give  courteous  recognition  to  all  mem- 
bers, regardless  of  parly  afflilatloD,  desiring  to  speak  from  the  floor. 

"When  Speaker  KIger  appointed  his  committeee  he  again  made  It  plain  that  while 
he  could  not  gratify  the  ambitions  of  all  members,  nor  could  he  give  everyone  the  posi- 
tions Uiey  desired,  he  had  tried  to  be  fair,  Impartial,  unprejudiced  and  select  the  men 
he  thought  rould  best  serve  on  the  committees  to  which  they  wer^  assigned." 


William  H.  Hlldreth,  one  of  the  most  experienced  newspaper  men  and  general 
printers  In  his  part  of  the  state,  at  present  the  owner  and  editor  of  Soda  Springs  Chief- 
tain, a  weekly  paper,  published  In  Soda  Springs.  Carlboa  county,  la  a  native  of  Call- 
fwnla,  bom  In  Watsouvllle,  October  28,  186S,  and  Is  a  eon  of  Jcriin  L.  and  Angellne 
(Sims)  Hlldretb,  the  former  a  native  of  Kentucky  and  the  latter  of  Hannibal,  Mis- 

Jabn  L.  Hlldreth  was  one  of  those  hardy  adventurers  Who  went  to  California  in 
1849  Id  search  of  fortune  when  the  gold  boom  was  on  the  horlKm  In  that  state.  Unlike 
many  others,  Mr.  Hlldreth,  owing  to  bis  personal  qualities  and  capacity  for  making 
a  success  of  the  thing  In  band,  made  a  considerable  fortune.  He  built  and  equipped  the 
famous  Palace  Hotel,  whldi  was  known  from  coast  to  coast  and  which  was  later  de- 
stroyed by  an  earthquake.  He  removed  from  California  to  Texas,  where  he  resided 
until  1867,  when  he  started  out  on  the  return  Jonmey  to  California,  driving  three 
thousand  head  of  Texas  steers.  On  arriving  at  Pueblo,  Colorado,  In  the  course  of  his 
jonrney,  he  decided  to  winter  there  and  had  to  buy  a  ranch  is  order  to  accommodate 
the  large  herd  he  had  brought  with  bim  across  the  plains.  He  liked  that  country 
so  well  that  he  stayed  there  but  was  rather  unfortunate  In  bis  undertakings  and  lost 
large  sums  of  money  owing  to  the  failure  ot  some  banks.  Mr.  Hlldreth  erected  what 
was  considered  the  finest  home  In  Pueblo  at  that  time.  He  had  the  brick  shipped 
from  Chicago  and  hauled  It  a  good  part  of  the  way  by  oxen.  A  barrel  ot  flour  In  those 
days  cost  one  hundred  dollars,  which  would  seem  to  Indicate  that  the  high  cost  ot  liv- 
ing was  as  rampant  then  as  It  Is  now.  Mr.  Hlldreth  was  one  ot  the  original  Texas 
Rangers  during  the  Civil  war.  He  died  In  Pueblo.  Colorado,  in  1896.  He  was  a  thirty- 
second  degree  Mason  and  went  to  Scotland  to  have  that  degree  conferred  on  him.  His 
wife  died  in  the  same  year — 1S9G. 

William  H.  Hlldreth  was  reared  and  educated  in  Pueblo,  and  at  the  early  age  of 
eleven  years,  while  most  boys  are  yet  at  ^hool,  be  commenced  to  learn  the  printer's 
trade,  working  on  the  old  Pueblo  Chieftain.  Prior  to  that  he  worked  In  the  office  ot 
the  Breniug  Democrat  at  Pueblo,  and  later  returned  to  the  office  of  the  Chieftain,  where 
he  became  foreman.  His  life  since  has  been  one  continuous  connection  with  printer's 
Ink.  He  lived  for  forty  years  in  Colorado  and  during  that  period  he  worked  all  over  the 
state,  being  connected  at  one  time  or  another  with  practically  all  ot  its  leading  papers. 

In  1908  Mr.  Hlldreth  removed  to  Idaho  and  located  at  Jerome,  Lincoln  oounty. 
where  he  remained  for  one  year  as  foreman  ot  the  Northstde  News.     He  tben  came  to 



Soda  SprlDgB.  which  was  Id  Banoock  county  at  that  time,  and  took  cberge  ol  the 
Chieftain,  of  which  he  had  become  the  owner,  and  he  haa  conducted  that  ffaper  evw 
fllnc«.  He  overhauled  and  added  to  hie  plant  and  now  haa  one  of  the  most  modern 
printing  offices  In  the  atate.  The  Chieftain  la  the  only  paper  published  In  Caribou 
coontr.  In  addition  to  Its  publication,  Mr.  Hlldretb  runs  a  Job  printing  depart- 
ment He  Is  an  aKgreasIre  republican  of  the  progressive  type  and  gives  freely  of  the 
service  of  his  paper  to  further  his  party's  Interests.  Among  other  activities,  he  Is 
a  member  of  the  local  board  of  education  and  haa  been  secretary  of  the  Commercial 
Club  for  aome  time. 

On  February  28.  1SS8,  Hr.  Hlldreth  was  united  In  marriage  to  Luin  Dean  Scndder. 
of  LeadvUIe.  Colorado,  a  daughter  of  Mr.  and  Mrs.  B.  F.  Scudder.  pioneer  cltleena  of 
that  place.  Mr.  Scudder  died  at  Rifle.  Colorado,  in  lS9fl.  and  his  widow  is  atlll  realdlng 
there.  To  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Hlldreth  the  following  children  have  been  born:  William, 
residing  In  Soda  Springs;  Lambert,  who  died  February  6,  191S;  Ruth,  the  wife  of 
Frank  Lis  ton,  of  Soda  Springs,  and  Fay  E.  and  Frank.  The  family  are  members  of  the 
Baptist  chnrch.  Mr.  Hlldreth's  mother  was  the  first  white  woman  baptized  In  Pueblo, 
and  the  ice  had  to  be  broken  to  perform  the  ceremony. 

Hr.  Hlldreth  is  a  member  of  the  Masonic  ordfer,  the  Independent  Order  of  Odd 
Fellows,  the  Knights  of  Pythias,  and  the  Benevolent  Protective  Order  of  Bika.  He 
was  appointed  United  Statea  commissioner  for  hta  district  In  April,  1919.  He  Is  generally 
regarded  aa  one  of  the  moat  progressive  cltlsena  of  Soda  Springs.  The  value  of  bis 
plant  has  more  than  quadrupled  since  he  flrat  acquired  It,  and  constant  additions  are 
being  made  as  the  necessities  of  buslnesa  demand.  He  takes  a  good  citlsen's  part  Id 
all  matters  calculated  to  foster  and  aid  in  the  advancement  ot  the  rity  of  hla  adoption. 


Hon.  Walter  H.  Hanson,  who  was  a  member  of  the  state  senate  ot  Idaho  during  the 
twelfth  general  assembly  and  who  for  sixteen  years  had  been  a  representative  of  the 
Idaho  bar,  practicing  at  Wallace,  was  bom  In  Deer  Park,  Wisconsin,  December  27. 
1881,  a  son  of  John  and  Carretta  M.  (Abraharosoa)  Hanson.  His  youthful  days  were 
passed  In  the  usual  manner  of  the  lad  who  was  reared  In  similar  surroundings  In  the 
sparsely  settled  communities  of  the  middle  west.  At  the  usual  age  he  entered  the  pub- 
lic schools,  passing  throngh  consecutive  grades  to  his  graduation  from  the  high  -echoed. 
Ui  prepared  for  the  bar  as  a  student  In  the  law  department  of  the  University  ot 
Minnesota  at  Minneapolis  and  there  won  bis  LL.  B.  degree  as  a  graduate  of  the  class 
of  1W4.  The  opportunities  of  the  growing  west  attracted  him  and  he  soon  made 
his  way  to  Idaho,  opening  an  office  at  Wallace,  where  he  has  since  remained.  His 
ability  as  a  lawyer  has  been  widely  recognlied  In  an  extensive  practice  which  has  con- 
stantly grown  In  volume  and  Importance,  He  has  been  retained  as  counsel  for  the 
prosecution  or  defense  In  many  of  the  Important  cases  tried  In  the  courts  ot  northern 
Idaha  He  is  never  surprised  by  the  unexpected  attack  of  an  adversary,  tor  he  pre- 
pares his  cases  with  great  precision  and  care  and  Is  ready  to  meet  any  emergency.  In 
1906  he  was  elected  to  the  office  of  prosecuting  attorney  ot  Shoshone  county  and  filled 
the  position  for  two  years.  In  April,  1909,  he  was  elected  mayor  of  Wallace  and  through 
a  tVo  years'  incumbency  In  that  office  give  to  the  city  a  bnslnesslike  and  progressive 
administration  that  brought  about  various  reforms  and  improvements  In  ccmnectlon 
with  municipal  affairs.  Sthl  higher  political  honors  came  to  him  in  his  election  aa 
state  senator  from  his  district  to  the  twelfth  general  assembly.  He  gave  thoughtful 
and  earnest  consideration  to  all  the  vital  questions  which  came  up  for  settlement  during 
his  connection  with  the  senate  and  his  poeltlon  upon  any  Important  problem  Is  never 
an  equivocal  one. 

Aside  from  his  professional  and  political  activity  Mr.  Hanson  is  a  stockholder  in 
the  First  National  Bank  of  Wallace  and  he  Is  Interested  In  several  local  buainess  en- 
terprises which  constitute  features  In  the  continued  growth,  development  and  prosperity 
at  the  community  In  which  he  lives.  Fraternally  Mr.  Hinacm  la  c<mnected  with  Wallace 
Lodge  No.  331,  B.  P.  O.  E.,  of  which  he  la  a  past  exalted  ruler,  and  he  also  belongs  to 
the  grand  lodge  ot  Elks.  He  is  a  Mason,  closely  following  the  teachings  and  purposes 
ot  the  craft.  Politically  he  has  always  been  a  republican  and  has  been  a  member  of 
the  stat«  central  committee,  eo  that  he  has  aided  In  guiding  the  destinies  of  the  party 
In  Idaho.    Alert  and  enterprlalng,  well  Informed  concerning  the  principles  ot  jurlspru- 


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dcoce,  wldo^w&ke  to  all  public  Interests  uid  actuated  by  a  moat  piibllo«plrlted  devotion 
to  tlie  general  good,  Walter  H.  Hanson  Is  Indeed  one  of  tbe  valued  and  representatlTe 
residents  of  Shoshone  countr- 


William  D.  Keeton,  attorney  at  lav  ot  St.  Maries,  was  bom  near  Armovr  tn  wbat 
is  now  the  state  of  South  Dakota,  December  2,  18S4,  his  parents  being  Jabn  F.  and 
Henrietta  (Gather)  Keeton,  natives  ot  England  and  of  Ohio  respecUvely.  The  father 
was  hronght  to  the  UnltH  States  by  his  parents  vfaen  but  four  years  ot  age,  the  family 
settling  In  New  York,  where  he  afterward  learned  the  printer's  trade.  He  enlisted 
tor  service  In  the  Civil  war  at  Blmlra,  New  York,  rendering  active  aid  to  the  Union 
cause  antll  Its  supramacr  was  established  on  southern  battlefields.  A.  short  time  after 
tbe  war  be  removed  to  Ontario,  Wisconsin,  where  be  engaged  tn  merchandising,  and 
later  he  went  to  South  Dakota,  homesteadlng  near  Armour,  where  he  devel(^>ed  a  highly 
improved  farm.  He  wss  active  as  a  republican  In  that  locality  and  filled  tne  offlco  ot 
county  commissioner.    Subsequently  he  returned  to  Wisconsin. 

William  D.  Keeton  obtained  a  public  school  education  at  Florence,  Wisconsin,  and 
afterward  attended  the  University  ot  Michigan,  from  which  he  was  graduated  in  June, 
1908.  Since  that  year  he  has  been  identified  with  the  northwest.  He  removed  to  MuUan, 
Idaho,  where  be  taoght  school  from  1B0&  until  lilZ,  and  in  the  meantime  he  prepared 
for  the  bar  and  entered  upon  practice  In  the  latter  year  at  St.  Maries.  Here  he  has 
since  followed  his  profession  and  Is  recognized  as  one  of  Its  'able  representatives  in 
Benewah  county,  having  now  a  large  practice  of  an  important  character. 

In  January,  191S,  Mr.  Keeton  was  married  to  Miss  Ruth  Bennett  and  they  have 
<ae  child,  Katherine  Henrietta.  They  are  widely  known  in  St  Maries  and  this  section 
of  the  state  and  Hr.  Keeton  has  been  very  active  In  public  allairs  and  prominent  In  the 
councils  of  the  republican  party.  He  has  served  as  dty  attorney  and  prosecuting  at- 
torney and  he  was  secretary  ot  the  Colincll  of  Defense  during  the  World  war.  In  fact 
he  was  active  in  all  war  work.  He  drafted  the  bill  which  was  presented  as  House 
Bill  No.  S  In  the  1915  session  ot  the  legislature,  creating  Benewah  out  ot  Kootenai 
county,  the  bill  being  presented  by  H.  J.  Hull,  then  representative  of  Benewah  county 
in  the  state  legislature.  There  is  no  phase  of  the  county's  development  and  Improve- 
ment with  which  he  has  not  been  closely  associated  In  tbe  iutervanlng  years.  He  was 
one  of  the  Incorporators  and  directors  of  tbe  First  National  Bank  of  St.  Maries  and  he 
has  made  valuable  contribution  to  the  bnslneBS  enterprise  and  progress  of  the  city 
as  well  as  to  Its  political  advancement.  Fraternally  he  Is  a  Mason.  He  became 
a  charter  member  of  St.  Maries  Chapter,  R.  A.  M.,  and  tie  also  belongs  to  the  Knight 
Templar  C<Mnmandery  and  to  the  Mystic  Shrine  at  Lewlston.  He  early  recognised  the 
possibilities  for  development  and  progress  In  this  section  of  the  state  and  opportunity 
has  ever  been  to  him  a  call  to  action.  He  concentrates  upon  the  work  at  hand,  ao- 
compllshes  his  purposes  by  unfaltering  determination  and  well  defined  methods,  and 
while  active  in  connection  with  public  Interests,  he  has  gained  for  himself  a  most 
creditable  position  as  a  representative  ot  the  bar.  his  knowledge  of  the  principles  ot 
Juri^rudence  being  compreheoeive  and  exact. 


Judge  Oeorge  E.  Crockett,  of  the  probate  court  of  Franklin  county,  Idaho,  was 
bora  in  Logan,  UUh,  November  28.  1866,  a  son  of  Alvin  and  Mary  S.  (Read)  Crockett, 
tbe  former  of  whom  was  bom  In  Maine  and  the  latter  In  New  Hampshire.  The  father 
crossed  tbettlalns  by  ox  team  and  remained  In  Utah  for  a  time  but  in  1S49  removed 
to  California  when  the  gold  craze  was  at  tte  height.  He  remained  In  that  state  for 
one  year,  at  the  end  ot  which  time  he  returned  to  Utah  and  took  up  his  residence  at 
Payson,  where  be  lived  for  a  few  years,  moving  thence  to  Logan,  Utah,  in  Cache 
valley.  He  worked  at  his  trade  as  a  bricklayer  tor  eome  years  but  later  was  elected 
sheritt  of  Cache  county,  serving  In  that  office  (or  twenty-one  years.  He  was  the  first 
mayor  ot  Logan  and  also  served  as  city  marshal  tor  a  number  of  years.  In  addltl<Mi 
to  being  a  bricklayer,  he  also  wae  an  expert  carpenter  and  blacksmith  and  also  worked 

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at  tbe  trada  of  BhoemaklnB,  making  all  tbe  boots  and  shoes  used  by  his  family-  H« 
■past  tbe  last  rears  <a  bis  life  In  Logan,  where  he  was  active  tn  church  work  and 
served  as  high  coanselor  for  a  good  many  yBars.  Re  was  In  the  New  England  statea 
on  a  two-rear  mlsBlon.  He  died  In  Jnlr.  1902,  at  the  age  of  seventr-two  rears.  HIa 
wife  predeceased  falm,  her  death  occnrrlng  In  Jnne,  1S99,  at  the  age  of  slxty^Te. 

Qeorge  E,  Crockett  attended  the  schools  of  Logan,  Utah,  and  later  entered  Brlgham 
Young  College,  where  he  completed  his  edneatlon.  In  earlr  life  he  began  working  for 
hlmeelf  at  farming,  having  bought  a  tract  of  land  and  later  he  acquired  a  htnnestead  of 
one  hundred  and  sixtr  acres  in  Franklin  countr.  Idaho,  coming  to  this  county  at  the 
end  of  bis  school  course.  He  Improved  and  developed  his  farms  but  at  present  rents 

On  Pebruarr  27,  1889,  Mr.  Crockett  was  married  to  Isabelle  E.  Adams,  and  tber 
became  the  parents  of  eleven  children,  as  follows:  Margaret,  deceased;  Nora  S.,  de- 
oeased;  Oeorge  A.,  a  farmer,  who  enlisted  in  the  United  States  service  in  the  World 
war;  Qnj  J.,  a  fanner,  who  also  enlisted;  Frank  L..  who  Is  on  a  mission  to  New  Zealand; 
Elmo  R.;  Irma  and  Anna,  at  home;  Cora,  deceased;  Blanche,  deceased,  and  Kenneth  A., 
at  borne. 

Hr.  Crodett  has  always  been  a  worker  In  the  service  of  the  Church  of  Jesus  Cbrlat 
of  Latter-dar  Saints  and  Is  now  a  high  priest.  He  is  a  warm  sapporter  of  the  republican 
party;  has  served  as  sheriff  of  Oneida  countr  for  one  term;  and  was  Justice  of  the 
peace  for  ten  years.  In  the  fall  of  1918  be  was  elected  Judge  of  the  probate  court  ot 
Franklin  countr-  Since  the  counties  were  divided  in  1918  be  has  conducted  an  ab- 
stract office  to  the  entire  satisfaction  of  bis  patrons. 


James  Wilson,  deceased,  was  for  manr  rears  one  of  the  leading  farmers  and  stock- 
men of  Idaho,  and  during  his  residence  in  this  state  did  as  much  as  any  other  man  In 
the  commonwealth  in  the  interests  of  agriculture  and  stock  raising.  He  Is  properly 
classed  among  the  pioneers  of  Idaho,  for  his  residence  dated  from  1864,  and  from  that 
time  nntll  his  death  he  took  an  active  part  in  the  conduct  of  business  interests  that  r» 
suited  to  the  benefit  ot  the  state,  as  well  as  to  his  individual  proeperlty. 

A  native  of  Washington  county,  Indiana,  he  was  bom  May  15,  1828,  his  parents 
being  Jesse  and  Sarah  (McCoy)  Wilson.  The  father  was  bom  near  Morgantown,  Vir- 
ginia, May  IT.  1800,  and  removed  to  Washington  countrt  Indiana,  during  the  pioneer 
period  In  the  history  ot  that  state.  His  death  occurred  In  Grande  Ronde  valley,  Oregon, 
in  the  fall  ot  1863,  but  bis  wife,  wbo  was  likewise  a  native  of  the  Old  Dominion,  died 
In  Washington  coanty,  Indiana,  tn  1828.  When  seven  rears  of  age  James  Wilson  re- 
moved from  bis  native  county  to  Vigo  countr,  Indiana,  where  he  resided  until  18H, 
when  he  took  np  his  abode  In  Wayne  county,  Iowa,  making  his  home  there  nntll  the 
spring  of  1882.  At  that  date  he  croased  the  great  plains  and  located  In  Oregon,  whence 
he  came  to  Idaho  In  Match,  1884,  locating  in  the  section  that  was  then  la  Boise 
countr  hut  Is  now  in  Ada  countr-  In  18S7  be  took  np  his  residence  about  twelve  miles 
west  of  Boise  city,  on  the  farm  where  his  death  occurred  March  20,  1899.  At  the  time 
ot  his  demise  he  owned  In  Ada  and  Elmore  counties  ten  hnndred  and  twenty-six  acres 
ot  land.  He  was  one  ot  the  leading  and  progressive  stockmen  ot  the  state,  his  ventnree 
In  that  respect,  however,  being  confined  almost  exclnslvely  to  the  cattle  Industry.  He 
Introduced  Into  Idaho  many  thoroughbred  shorthorn  cattle,  thereby  greatly  improving 
the  grade  of  cattle  raised  and  thna  adding  to  their  value  on  the  market. 

Mr.  Wilson  was  married  May  27,  1849,  In  Indiana,  to  Miss  Nancy  Perkins,  who  was 
bom  in  that  state,  October  IG,  1832.  and  died  In  Ada  county,  Idaho,  July  30,  1888.  To 
Mr.  and  Mrs.  Wilson  were  born  six  children,  namely:  Jesse,  who  wae  bom  In  Vigo  county, 
Indiana,  July  6.  ISSO;  Charlotte,  born  In  the  same  county,  September  19,  1862,  and' now 
the  wife  of  D.  C.  Calhoun;  Emily  J.,  born  in  Wayne  county,  Iowa,  October  7,  18SG;  Eliia- 
betb  M.,  who  was  bom  in  Wayne  county,  Iowa,  February  15,  1858,  and  Is  now  the  wife 
ot  Phelps  Everett;  Japies  Llord,  who  was  bom  in  Wayne  county,  Iowa,  August  4,  1860, 
and  was  drowned  In  the  Boise  rlve^  In  May,  1865;  William  E.  wbo  was  bom  In  Oregon, 
December  29,'l8G2. 

In  politics  James  Wilson  was  tor  many  years  a  supporter  of  the  principles  ot  the 
democratic  party,  but  in  the  latter  part  ot  his  life  he  voted  for.  the  men  who,  in  his 
Judgment,  were  the  best  quallfled  tor  the  positions  to  which  ther  aspired,  regardless 



of  their  political  aflllUtioiui.  As  early  a«  1869  h«  vraa  made  a  Ifaaon  in  Bolac  Lodse  and 
erar  afterward  oontlanMl  a  worthjr  exemplar  of  tli«  loftr  taachlnga  and  porposes  of  that 
fratemltr.  HIa  labor*  In  behalf  of  the  farming  and  atockralalng  Interests  of  the  state 
««re  moet  effective  and  beneDcial  and  therefore  hie  death  proved  a  looa  to  the  mtire 
commonwealth.  SomethlnK  of  the  auccesa  which  crowned  bis  efforta  may  be  Inferred 
from  the  fact  that  when  he  came  to  the  Boise  valley  he  brooght  with  htm  only  Are 
yoke  of  cattle  and  had  a  cash  capital  of  ont]'  two  dollars  and  aiily-aTe  cents,  and  at 
the  time  of  his  death  left  an  estate  rained  at  more  than  sixty  tbooaand  doUan,  which 
ta  A  Tery  conaervattve  estimate.  This  he  divided  by  will  anuvR  hia  rtelstlvea.  At  all 
times  loyal  to  truth  and  right,  [air  and  Juit  in  bis  deallnKE.  and  faithfnl  to  the  dntled 
of  (rlendahip  and  of  cltlz;enshlp,  be  ,won  and  retained  the  confidence  and  respect  of  alt 
with  whom  he  was  broni;ht  in  contact. 

Jesse  Wilson,  the  eldest  child  of  James  and  Nancy  (Perkins)  Wilson,  is  a  native  of 
Indiana  and  is  now  residing  upon  the  family  homestead  near  Boise.  His  edncatlon 
was  Bcqnfred  In  the  early  schoola  of  Ada  conntj,  and,  like  fala  father,  he  has  devoted 
the  greater  part  of  his  life  to  agricultural  pursnlta  and  the  raising  of  fine  cattle.  He  is 
r^arded  aa  one  of  the  best  authorities  on  stock  in  the  entire  state.  He  has  made 
a  close  etndy  of  the  best  methods  of  raising  cattle  of  the  best  breeds  and  of  their  qual- 
ities and  fltnees  for  domestic  market  purposes,  and  his  opinions  carry  weight  In  all 
agricultural  and  stockralslng  communities.  He  has  never  married  but  makes  hia 
bome  on  the  farm  which  was  left  him  by  his  lather,  which  comprises  one  hundred  and 
sizty  acres  of  land,  and  In  addition  he  Inherited  a  valuable  tract  of  one  hundred  and 
twenty  acres  in  Kendall  county.  He  haa  some  of  this  under  a  very  high  state  of  cul- 
tivation, and  everything  about  his  farm  bespeaks  the  thrifty,  enterprising  and  progressive 
owner.  Sodally.  Mr.  Wilnon  is  connected  with  Boise  Lodge,  No.  2,  P.  ft  A.  M.,  and  in 
polltica  Is  Independent. 


Mrs.  George  P.  Edwards,  for  upwards  of  twenty-two  years  a  well  known  and 
mnch  reapected  resident  of  Meridian,  Ada  county,  Idaho,  where  her  late  husband 
and  herself  settled  in  1888,  was  born  in  England,  Auguat  1,  1S<7,  a  daughter  of  John 
and  Mary  Noble  and  Bister  of  the  late  Robert  Noble,  who  in  his  diy  was  a  proeperoos 
eltlsen  of  Boise  and  reference  to  whom  Is  made  on  another  page  of  this  work.  In 
18G4,  John  and  Mary  Noble  and  the  members  of  their  family  emigrated  from  England 
to  Canada,  where  they  lived  for  four  years  in  the  vicinity  of  Niagara  Falls,  of  which 
Mrs.  Rdwarda  haa  a  good  recollection,  being  then  seven  years  of  age.  Her  mother  died 
In  1854  when  an  epidemic  of  cbolera  swept  over  Kingston,  Canada,  where  the  family 
were  living  at  the  time,  and  Mrs.  Noble  tell  a  victim  to  the  ravages  of  the  peetllence. 
About  lEES  Mr.  Noble  and  his  children  moved  to  Brie  county.  New  York,  where  he 
eontlnued  to  reside  for  some  years,  but  in  I8SS  he  went  to  Knox  county,  Illinois, 
where  he  spent  the  remainder  of  hia  life. 

On  November  6,  1S6T,  Mary  J.  Noble  was  united  in  marriage  to  George  P.  Edwarda. 
also  a  native  of  Bngland,  who  was  bam  March  3,  1842,  and  was  fourteen  yeara  old  when 
be  accompanied  his  parents,  George  and  Elizabeth  Edwards,  to  the  United  Btatee.  The 
family  located  in  Knox  county,  Illinois,  where  the  Noble  family  aubse^tiently  aettled, 
and  there  George  F.  Edwards  met  his  future  wife. 

After  about  twenty  yeara  residence  In  Kdox  county,  Illinois,  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Edwards 
removed  to  Buffalo  county,  Nebraska,  where  they  were  engaged  at  farming  for  some 
years.  In  laSS  they  came  to  Idaho  and  lived  in  Bolae,  Ada  county,  for  two  yeara  and 
later  on  Snake  river  for  one  year.  In  1898  they  located  on  a  ranch  of  one  hundred  and 
twenty  acres  south  of  Meridian,  Ada  county,  and  here  Mr.  Edward!  passed  away  Decem- 
ber 17,  191G,  deservedly  regretted  by  a  large  circle  of  friends.  Mrs.  Edwards  still  lives 
on  the  ranch  with  her  married  daughter,  Nellie,  the  wife  of  Arthur  Robert  Heradorf. 
lira.  Mersdorf,  who  is  Mrs.  Edwarda'  only  child,  was  born  in  Knox  county,  Illlnoia, 
Auguat  20,  1879,  and  came  with  her  parenta  to  Idaho  In  1SS8. 

Mr.  Edwards  was  a  member  of  the  Independent  Order  of  Odd  Fetlowa  and  was  a 
supporter  of  the  republican  party.  Mrs.  E^lwards  is  an  earnest  member  of  tbe  Episco- 
palian church.  In  the  work  of  wblAi  she  takes  a  warm  Interest.  She  has  the  degree 
Of  honor  In  the  Ancient  Order  of  United  Workmen;  is  also  a  member  of  the  Daugh- 
ters of  Rebekah;   and  belongs  to  the  Farmers  Home  Club  in  her  neighborhood.     The 

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rtutch  which  Mr.  Edwards  purchased  for  ten  dollan  an  acre  le  now  estimated  br  com- 
petent Judges  to  be  worth  upwards  at  three  hundred  dollars  an  acre,  a  result  larsel? 
attributable  to  the  enersr  and  care  of  the  oi^er  during  his  active  lifetime. 


Henrr  E.  Thomas,  the  well  known  and  popular  caabler  of  the  First  National  Bank 
of  Halad  City.  Idaho,  having  for  several  yeare  been  Identifled  with  banking  Interests, 
is  a  native  son  of  that  cltr,  born  on  July  26.  1SS8.  Hla  parents  were  Benjamin  L.  and 
Elisabeth  (Evana)  Thomas,  the  former  of  whom  was  a  native  of  Brlgtaam  City,  Dtah. 
and  the  latter  a  native  of  Wales.  The  parents  of  Benjamin  L.  Thomas  emigrated  to 
America  and  located  in  UUh  In  18G2:  while  the  parents  of  Elisabeth  Evana  setUed  In 
the  same  state  In  1S7S.  The  paternal  grandfather,  who  was  a  farmer,  lived  for  a  time  in 
Brfgham  City,  Utah,  but  later  came  to  Malad  City,  Idaho,  where  he  took  np  a  tract  of 
land,  which  he  operated  tor  the  balance  of  hla  life.  His  death  occnrred  In  1898.  Ben- 
lanlD  L.  Thomas  was  reared  and  educated  in  Dtah  and  finished  his  schoolluK  at  Deseret 
TTntversity.  He  was  sixteen  years  of  age  when  be  accompanied  bis  parents  to  Idaho, 
wher«  later  he  became  a  farmer  and  bought  and  improved  a  piece  of  land,  which  he 
operated  for  the  remainder  of  hla  life.  He  died  April  30,  1904.  at  the  age  of  fltty-two 
yean,  being  at  the  time  of  his  death  counselor  to  the  bishop.  His  widow  is  atlll 
living  in  Halad. 

Henry  B.  Thomas  was  reared  and  educated  in  Ualad  City  and  remained  on  hla 
father's  farm  nntil  191S,  wbrai  he  went  to  work  for  the  Evans  Co-operative  Store,  remain- 
ing In  that  employment  for  four  years.  In  1916  he  accepted  a  position  y  bookkeeper 
with  the  First  National  Bank  of  Halad  City  and  has  since  been  advanced  to  bis  preeent 
offlce  as  cashier  of  the  bank,  his  appointment  belnft  made  in  April,  1918.  The  bank  was 
established  in  1907,  and  Jedd  Jones,  the  present  preeident,  was  one  of  the  organisers. 

On  November  22,  1911,  Hr.  Thomas  was  married  to  Pearl  Ward,  and  they  have  be- 
oome  the  parents  of  two  children;  Henry  W..  bom  January  12.  1913;  and  Bert  L.,  Feb* 
mary  27,  19lt.  Hr.  Thomaa  is  a  member  of  the  Church  of  Jesna  Christ  of  Latter-dny 
Saints  snd  Is  counselor  In  the  Sunday  school.  He  supports  the  republican  party  but 
has  never  sought  political  offlce.  He  is  a  prominent  citiEen  of  Malad  City  and  epjoys 
the  coDlldence  and  esteem  of  a  large  circle  of  friends. 


Hilton  B.  Reynolds  in  the  fall  of  1906  assisted  in  the  organisation  of  the  Bmnean 
Stats  Bank,  of  which  he  is  nnw  the  cashier.  He  baa  since  been  Identified  with  the  in- 
stitution, contributing  in  snbstentlal  measure  to  Its  growth  and  progress.  A  native  of 
HIssourl,  be  was  bom  in  FattouBbnr^,  Jnnuery  20,  1S74,  and  Is  a  son  of  James  A.  and 
Laura  L.  (Moore)  Reynolds.  He  rnmained  In  his  native  state  to  the  a«e  of  elaihteen 
years  and  on  the  Slat  of  July,  189S.  he  arrived  at  Monntaln  Home,  Idaho.  He  had 
prevtonsly  learned  the  trade  of  decomtlng  and  he  followed  th"t  pursuit  at  Honntain 
Home  until  March.  1397,  when  he  returned  to  Ulssonrl  and  there  engaged  in  clerk- 
ing in  the  merchandise  estobllshment  of  his  father  until  April,  189S.  when  he  enlisted  in 
the  Sixteenth  United  States  Infintry  for  service  In  the  Spanish-American  war,  Joining 
t^t  command  st  SL  Louis,  Missouri.  He  served  throughout  the  Cuban  campqlm  and 
was  under  Oeneral  Shaffer  st  Santlat^o,  acting  as  first  sergeant  until  honorably  dla- 
eharged  st  HuntsvlUe,  Alabama,  in  February,  1399. 

Hr.  Reynolds  then  returned  to  hfs  home  and  built  and  operated  a  telenbone  ex- 
change there.  He  afterward  worked  for  a  year  on  the  Omaha,  Kansas  City  t  Esstem 
and  also  on  the  Kansas  City  ft  Northwestern.  In  Ihe  fall  of  1900  he  was  married  and 
returned  to  Monntaln  Home,  Idaho,  accompanied  by  his  wife  and  hla  parents.  He  then 
again  worked  at  his  old  trade  of  decorating  and  for  two  years  he  followed  that  business 
at  Bruneau,  He  afterward  purchased  a  ranch  northwest  of  Brunesu,  securing  one 
hundred  snd  sixty  acres,  which  he  cultivated  and  Improved  for  a  period  of  four  years. 
In  the  fsll  of  1906  he  assisted  In  organizing  the  State  Bank  of  Bruneau.  which  was 
capitalized  for  twenty-five  thonsand  dollars.    He  accepted  the  position  of  cashier  and  has 



slaea  bees  Mtlve  In  mansglnc  Um  buik.  In  dlracdnc  lu  policy  cad  in  riirtb«rlas  lis 
InuiiMM  darelopmcnt,  lu  patronaie  bavins  steadUr  grown  tma  tli«  btclanlnc. 

In  1900  Hr.  Rernolda  was  mani«d  to  Mlsa  Hfnnlc  B.  Powell,  a  native  of  MUmotI 
and  a  daagbter  of  Mr.  and  Mra.  Edward  F.  Powell,  natives  ot  KentnckT-  Mr.  and  Mra. 
RcjmoldB  have  one  daughter,  Blanche.  Mr.  Rernolds  votes  with  the  democratic  party 
and  he  Is  well  known  In  [raternal  circles,  being  a  Scottish  Rite  Uaaoa  ot  the  thlrty- 
■econd  d^re«,  a  member  of  the  Benevolent  Protective  Order  of  Elks  and  also  ot  the 
Indeivendent  Order  of  Odd  Fellows.  His  life  has  been  cbaracterixed  by  dillgenoe  and 
determination  and  throngboat  bis  career  be  has  wisely  nsed  tbe  cvpntnnltlee  that  have 
come  bis  way.  Step  by  step  he  baa  advanced  since  hia  removal  to  the  northwest  and 
be  has  now  for  twelve  years  occnpied  a  creditable  poeftlon  In  the  financial  ciretcfl  of 
Owybee  connty. 


Idaho  with  Its  coantlese  oppmlanitles.  Its  splendid  natural  resources  and  its  chances 
for  ready  development,  promising  rich  returns,  has  driwn  to  it  enterprising  men  from 
every  section  of  the  country.  Among  those  who  have  come  frmn  Kansas  la  Sbadrach 
J.  Benson,  now  proprietor  of  a  men's  famishing  goods  store  at  Hailey.  He  was  bom 
in  Washington  county,  Kansas,  March  31,  1S74.  and  Is  a  son  of  John  W.  and  I.iicy  (Scott) 
Benson.  He  left  the  Sunflower  state  In  company  with  bis  parents,  th6  family  remov- 
ing to  Boise.  Idaho.  In  ISSl.  They  spent  two  years  in  the  capital  city  and  in  18S5 
became  residents  of  Ketchnm,  Idaho,  where  the  father  engaged  In  the  live  stock  business. 

Sbadrach  J.  Benson  was  reared  to  manhood  upon  the  old  home  ranch,  pursuing  bis 
edncatlrai  In  the  schools  ot  bfs  native  state  and  In  Boise,  Idaho.  He  followed  farming 
at  Meridian,  Idaho,  for  a  short  time  in  early  manhood  and  afterward  turned  his  AttentltHi 
to  mining  near  Ketchum.  where  he  was  located  for  years.  He  then  engaged  In  running  - 
stock  and  in  teaming  and  in  1904  be  entered  mercantile  circles  by  establishing  his 
present  business.  Here  he  has  a  large  and  well  appointed  stock  of  men's  funilsbing 
goods,  carrying  everything  that  the  latest  market  affords,  and  his  reliable  and  substantial 
bneiness  metfaoda.  together  with  bis  attractive  stock,  have  secured  tor  him  a  very  liberal 
and  gratifying  patronage.  He  also  operates  bis  ranch  west  of  Hailey.  oomprising  two 
hundred  acres  of  land. 

In  1909  Mr.  Benson  was  married  to  Miss  Beaale  O.  Brown,  a  daaghter  of  Andy  and 
Margaret  Brown  and  a  native  of  Hilley.  They  have  three  children:  Claude  A.,  Clara 
and  Shadrach,  Jr.  Mr.  Benaon  votes  with  the  democratic  party  and  has  served  aa  county 
commissioner,  and  for  two  terms  as  a  member  of  the  city  council  ot  Hailey.  He  is  also 
a  member  of  the  Commercial  Club,  of  which  he  Is  serving  as  secretary  and  treasurer,  and 
he  Is  In  bearty  sympathy  with  the  purposes  of  this  organisation  to  develop  Hailey.  to 
extend  Its  trade  relations,  and  to  nphold  its  clvli^  standards.  Fraternally  he  is  connected 
with  the  Independent  Order  of  Odd  Fellows  and  with  the  Eagles.  He  is  actuated  at  all 
times  by  a  spirit  of  advancement  which  is  manirest  In  his  connection  with  every  organ- 
lutlon  to  which  he  belongs,  whether  of  a  business  or  social  character.  Landsble  ambl- 
ttoa  has  <flbaped  bis  course  and  Indefatigable  enterprise  has  enabled  him  to  cmtlnne 
tbereln,  so  that  as  the  years  have  passed  be  has  advanced  step  by  step  from  a  humble 
position  In  the  ctnnmercia)  world  tb  one  of  affluence. 


The  man  who  devotes  his  life  to  the  scholastic  training  of  youth  must  of  necessity 
be  possessed  ot  many  qualities  not  essential  in  other  calltngB.  A  first-class  education, 
an  Infinite  capacity  for  taking  pains  with  pupils,  a  targe  stock  of  tact  and  patience 
may  be  enumerated  as  among  the  qualifications  necessary  to  success,  and  these  are  visible 
In  the  daily  school  life  of  Roy  A.  Welker,  principal  of  the  Fielding  Academy,  at  Paris. 

He  was  bom  at  Bloomlngton,  Bear  Lake  county,  this  state.  In  November,  1S78,  a 
son  ot  Adam  and  Clara  (Osmond)  Welker,  natives  of  Utah.  The  parents  removed  to 
Bear  Lake  county,  Idaho,  In  1SS4,  and  Adam  Welker  took  up  a  tract  of  land  at  Bloom- 
lngton. which  he  Immediately  set  about  Improving  and  preparing  for  cultivation.     In 



coarse  of  time  he  came  to  be  recognised  aa  oae  ot  the  moet  prograsBlre  rarmers  in  that 
part  of  tile  state,  and  be  baa  stnce  continued  to  operate  tala  land  in  BIocMuln^on,  being 
now  bne  ot  tba  fefc  anrvlvon  of  an  early  day  In  that  neighborhood.  He  baa  ever  bean 
an  active  and  lealoue  member  of  the  Church  of  Jesus  Christ  of  Latter-da^  Saints  and 
has  alwarB  been  interested  In  Its  good  worka.    The  mother  Is  Btill  living. 

Roy  A.  Welker  was  reared  In  Bear  Lake  county  and  received  bis  early  education  in 
its  schools.  Later  be  attended  the  Agricnltnral  College  at  Logan,  Utah,  (or  two  years 
and  spent  two  sammers  at  the  University  of  Utah,  BnlsbIng  at  the  Brigham  Young 
Unlverstty  at  Provo,  Utah,  from  which  he  was  graduated  with  the  class  <^  1913.  For 
Hoven  years  prior  to  his  graduation  Mr.  Welker  bad  been  teaching  In  the  Fielding 
Academy  and  since  bis  graduation  has  also  taught  In  the  same  institution,  making 
fourteen  years  In  all.  During  the  last  five  years  he  bas  been  principal.  He  enjoys  the 
confidence  of  tbe  patrons  of  the  school  and  Is  Justly  regarded  as  one  of  the  moet  advanced 
teachers  in  bis  part  of  the  state. 

On  June  7.  1906.  Mr.  Welker  was  united  In  marriage  to  Lizzie  Hoge,  a  daughter  of 
Walter  and  Amelia  Hofce.  reference  to  whom  Is  made  on  another  page  of  this  work. 
Mr.  and  Mrs.  Welker  have  become  tbe  parents  of  seven  children,  as  follows:  Qarreth. 
tbe  flrst-bom.  who  died  In  March,  1907:  Rol  H..  Haurlne.  EHIa.  Ruth,  Rhoda  and  Mar- 

Mr.  Welker  is  an  active  member  of  the  Mormon  church  and  Id  19D0  was  called  to  fill 
a  mission  in  Germany  on  its  bebalf,  returning  to  this  country  in  1903.  He  Is  now  second 
counselor  to  the  stake  president,  William  L.  Rich,  and  he  has  held  toumerous  other 
church  ofBces.  Politically  he  la  a  supporter  of  tbe  republican  party.  Me  served  on- the 
Paris  city  council  for  one  term,  and  In  other  directions  has  given  of  his  time  and  ability 
to  advance  all  projects  calculateil  to  nerve  the  social  and  cultural  actlvitlee  of  tbe 
rommunlty  in  which  he  resides. 


Dr.  William  Trueman.  engaged  In  the  practice  of  veterinary  surgery  at  St  Maries, 
was  bom  In  what  te  now  Dufferin  county,  Ontario.  Canada,  January  16.  1E60,  his  father 
being  Joaeph  Wilson  Trueman,  who  was  a  native  of  the  north  of  Ireland  but  became  a 
resident  of  Canada  when  a  young  boy.    In  the  late  '30s  he  removed  to  Huron,  MIdilgan. 

Dr.  Trueman  acquired  a  common  school  education  and  when  only  twelve  years  of 
age  began  making  bis  own  way  In  tbe  world.  He  has  since  been  dependent  upon  his 
own  resources  and  Is  truly  a  self-made  man.  his  life  record  indicating  what  may  be 
acoompllabed  through  individual  effort  and  determination.  He  decided  to  engage  In  tbe 
practice  of  veterinary  snidery  and  attended  the  Toronto  Veterinary  College,  working 
his  way  through  school.  In  1887  he  removed  to  Michigan,  where  be  was  engaged  In 
transportation  work  between  Lake  Superior  and  Lake  Michigan,  making  overland  trips. 
He  lived  for  several  years  at  Newberry.  Michigan,  and  in  1898,  determining  to  try  bla 
fortnne  In  the  west,  made  his  way  to  Spokane.  There  he  was  employed  by  the  Wash- 
ington Mill  Company  (or  a  time,  but  soon  afterward  organized  the  Northwest  Manafac- 
tnrlng  Company  for  the  manufacture  of  bank,  store  and  bar  fixtures,  sash  and  doors. 
They  made  the  sash  work  for  the  first  mill  ever  established  in  Coeur  d'Alene.  this  being 
the  mill  of  the  Coeur  d'Alene  Lnmber  Company. 

In  1900  Dr.  Trueman  removed  to  St.  Maries,  then  only  a  small  village  containing 
not  more  than  fifty  people.  There  was  one  little  hotel,  two  small  stores  and  a  small 
Methodist  church.  Dr.  Trueman  established  a  Iran sptM-tat Ion  line,  which  constituted 
tbe  only  means  of  travel  except  by  boat  on  the  river.  There  were  no  well  established 
roads,  only  trails  leading  to  Femwood.  The  village  of  Clarkla  was  then  situated  on 
Emerald  creek  and  the  present  site  of  the  village  of  Clarkla  was  at  that  time  a  wilder- 
ness. The  residential  and  business  district  of  St.  Maries  was  at  that  time  covered  with 
timber.  Dr.  Trueman  established  the  largest  trausportatlm  plant  In  Idaho,  having  many 
wagons  and  horaee  and  fine  equipment.  He  carried  on  the  business  as  senior  partner  in 
the  firm  of  Trueman  t  Wundertlch.  They  hauled  supplies  from  Chatcolet  to  Femwood, 
to  be  used  In  connection  with  the  first  loggloK  drive  on  the  river,  and  they  were  the 
meana  of  eatabllahlng  logging  headquarters  In  this  vicinity  rather  than  in  Wa^ington. 
While  In  tranaportatlon  work  Dr.  Trueman  was  also  very  extensivdy  engaged  In  logging 
at  Bmerald  Creek  and  at  Big  Cedar,  and  he  has  assisted  materially  In  the  development 
of  tbia  section  of  the  state  through  the  utilization  of  Its  natural  resources  and  the  pro- 



motion  of  various  biulnesB  eDterprlsefl.  He  now  has  extensire  real  eatate  boldlngs, 
inclnding  Rlver<Iale  ranch,  whlcb  1b  one  ot  the  show  places  In  the  St.  Joe  River  raller 
t^t  1b  today  one  of  the  htghlr  cultivated  and  richly  productive  districts  of  Idaho.  He 
was  also  one  of  the  original  directors.  Btockholdera  and  promoters  of  the  Kooten&I 
CoQDtr  State  Bank,  which  was  afterward  merged  Into  the  Lumbermen's  State  Bank. 
He  was  likewise  a  director  and  stockholder  and  became  the  first  vice  president  of  the 
First  National  Bank  of  St.  Maries,  taking  a  very  active  part  In  Its  organisation.  He 
continued  In  transportation  work  until  1910.  when  he  retired  from  that  field  of  labor 
and  has  since  engaged  In  the  practice  of  veterinary  snrgen'.  His  wise  inveatmentB  In 
property  have  made  him  one  of  the  substantial  citizens  of  this  part  of  the  state  and 
one  whose  labord.  moreover,  have  been  of  marked  value  In  the  npbuUdlng  and  develop- 
ment of  the  district 

In  Toronto,  Canada,  Dr.  Tmeman  married  MIhb  Annte  Hanks,  who  was  bom  In 
County  Kildare,  Ireland,  a  daughter  of  Qeorge  Hanks,  who  was  a  fionr  miller  of  Ireland 
and  died  when  his  daughter,  Mrs.  Trueman,  was  a  young  girl,  the  family  afterward 
crosBlng  the  Atlantic  to  Toronto,  Canada.  To  Dr.  and  Mrs.  Trueman  have  been  bom 
lour  children:  Madalloe  Pearl,  who  Is  now  the  wife  of  A.  C.  Estep;  William  Oladatone, 
a  flreman  on  the  Chicago,  Milwaukee  A  St.  Paul  Railroad;  and  Margaret  Ruth  and  Anna 
Lllah,  at  home. 

.  Dr.  Tmeman  is  a  stanch  supporter  of  the  repnbllcaD  party  and  very  active  In  its 
work.  His  coc^Mratlon  can  at  all  times  be  tonnted  upon  to  further  any  plan  <«  measure 
for  the  public  good.  He  has  been  active  In  connection  with  the  incorporation  of  the 
village,  with  the  building  of  roads  and  bridges  and  with  the  organization  of  Benewah 
oauuty.  He  helped  materially  In  building  the  Presbyterian  church  and  Is  recognised 
as  a  most  pnbtlc-spirlted  citizen,  interested  In  all  that  pertains  to  the'  material,  Intel- 
lectnal,  Boclal  and  moral  progress  of  the  community. 


Edward  Flannery  Is  a  retired  rancher  ^ho  was  formerly  Identified  with  the  ranching 
interests  of  the  Deer  Creek  country  In  Blaine  county  and  now  makes  his  hcane  at  Halley. 
He  was  bom  In  New  York  city,  August  21.  1S46.  his  parents  being  William  and  Mary 
(Stapleton)  Flannery-  His  boyhood  days  were  passed  In  the  east  and  his  education  was- 
there  acquired.  Early  In  his  business  career  he  occupied  a  position  In  the  ofllce  of  the 
St.  Louis,  Alton  ft  Terre  Haute  and  Chicago  ft  Northwestern  Railroad  Companies  as 
bond  and  transfer  clerk,  serving  In  that  capacity  for  two  years.  In  1S69  he  enlisted  In 
the  regular  army,  becoming  a  member  of  Troop  O  of  the  Third  United  States  Cavalry, 
and  as  such  was  sent  to  Fort  Union,  New  Mexico,  where  headquarters  were  maintained 
for  a  time.  Later  he  was  at  a  number  of  camps  In  Arizona  and  was  then  tranaferred 
to  Fort  Russell.  Wyoming.  He  next  went  to  Fort  Robinson,  near  the  Red  Cloud  Indian 
agency,  and  he  took  part  In  a  number  of  the  Indian  fights  while  stationed  in  Arlsona 
and  near  the  Red  Cloud  agency,  where  he  encountered  In  combat  the  Slouz  Indians  who 
went  upon  the  warpath.  Later  he  was  at  Chugwater  and  at  Fort  Laramie,  Wyoming, 
and  then  at  Fort  Russell,  Wyoming,  where  he  was  discharged  November  1,  1874.  In 
August  of  that  year  be  was  one  of  a  hundred  men  who  went  into  the  Black  Hills  country. 
They  were  the  first  white  men  ever  In  that  country.  He  afterward  went  to  Denver, 
Colorado,  and  was  planning  to  go  to  China  with  a  friend  to  Join  the  Chinese  army,  but 
dianged  his  plans  and  went  Instead  to  Evanston,  Wyoming,  where  he  engaged  In  the 
lumber  and  In  the  cattle  business,  spending  seven  years  there.  In  April,  1S81,  he  came 
to  Idaho,  making  Bellevue  his  destination,  and  from  that  point  he  removed  to  Halley 
and  later  to  the  Deer  Creeb  mining  district.  There  he  purchased  his  present  ranch, 
securing  one  hundred  and  sixty  seres,  to  which  he  afterward  added  an  Improved  tract 
of  forty  acres.  He  worked  dlUgenUy  and  persistently  to  develop  hie  place  and  converted 
it  Into  an  excellent  ranch  property.  He  also  located  the  War  Dance  group  of  mines,  the 
White  Chief  group,  the  Le  De  Spencer  group,  the  Thoroughbred,  the  Cracker  Jack  and 
many  other  excellent  mining  properties  and  Is  still  operating  these  claims,  which  are 
silver  and  lead  producers. 

In  1S96  Hr.  Flannery  was  elected  protiate  Judge  and  superintendent  of  schools  of 
Blaine  county  and  filled  the  poeltlon  for  two  years.  He  then  went  to  New  Tork  and  to 
Montana  in  order  to  Interest  capital  In  the  development  of  the  mines.  He  afterward 
returned  to  engage  In  the  mining  of  his  claims  on  Deer  creek  and  there  he  built  a 



baUl  in  1805,  vhicb  be  conducted  aa  a  anmmer  rwort.  It  being  aitoated  ftt  tlie  Clarendon 
Hot  Springe.  Another  Interesting  point  In  hte  career  is  that  In  1864  and  1S6E  he  etndled 
law  under  Samnel  J.  Tildan,  democratic  candidate  tor  president,  and  acted  aa  bia  pri- 
vate secretary.  In  186S  he  taught  school  at  Belleplaine,  Hlnnesota,  and  then  went  to 
8t  Paul,  securing  a  position  as  freight  clerk  on  a  steamboat  at  that  point,  running 
from  La  Croese  to  St.  Paul.  His  experiences  have  indeed  bean  broad  and  varied,  giving 
him  Intimate  knowledge  of  the  west  and  its  development,  and  his  remlnlBcences  ol  the 
early  days  are  most  Interesting. 

In  1880  Mr.  FUnnery  was  united  in  marriage  to  Mrs.  Alwllda  (WIIbod)  Smith,  a 
native  ol  Mount  Vernon,  Ohio,  who  had  two  children  by  her  former  marriage,  David  A. 
and  Edward  C.  Smith.  Mr.  Flanner^  votes  with  the  democratic  party,  which  he  hae 
supported  since  age  conferred  upon  him  the  right  of  fraucbise.  He  belonga  to  the 
Independent  Order  of  Odd  Fellows  and  has  been  a  loyal  follower  of  ita  teachings  and 
puriMBea.  He  has  at  all  times  been  a  champion  of  progress  and  improvement  and  has 
recognised  the  opportunities  offered  in  the  growing  northwest,  using  these  opportunities 
not  only  lor  the  benefit  of  his  individual  fortunes  but  as  factors  tn  the  improvement  of 
the  aUte. 


Penneal  J.  French,  dean  of  women  of  the  State  University  of  Idaho,  was  bora  in 
Idaho  City,  Idaho,  and  there  pursued  her  early  education,  while  subsequently  she  con- 
tinned  her  studies  in  San  Francisco,  Callfomia,  where  she  was  graduated  from  the 
C<ril%e  of  Notre  pame  aa  a  member  of  the  class  of  1887.  Returning  to  Idaho,  she  then 
engaged  In  teaching  at  Halley  for  more  than  a  decade,  or  until  1898,  when  she  was 
elected  state  superintendent  of  public  Instruction.  She  fllied  this  positiiui,  with  olDce 
In  Boise,  tor  four  years  and  tn  1908  she  came  to  Moscow  to  take  up  her  present  work 
with  the  State  Unlvervlty,  becoming  dean  of  women.  She  is  widely  known  as  one  of  the 
ablest  educators  of  Idaho,  her  Increasing  power  and  ability  bringing  her  to^  a  place  In 
the  front  rank  among  the  eminent  representatives  of  the  profession  in  the  state.  She 
holds  to  the  highest  ideals  and  standards  of  teaching,  nor  is  her  Interest  confined  to 
this  line  alon&  She  keeps  Informed  on  all  the  vital  questitxis  which  affect  tfee  welfare 
of  the  individual  and  the  communis  at  large  and  she  is  actively  IdentlBed  with  the 
'Stale  Federation  of  Women's  Clubs. 


Mrs.  Hay  Luclnda  Headrlck,  who  owns  and  occupies  a  ranch  of  one  hnndrad  acres 
near  the  Victory  BChoc4,  three  and  a  halt  milee  northwest  of  Meridian,  is  the  elder  of 
the  two  daughters  of  Atonzo  H.  RInard  of  Boise,  mentioned  elsewhere  in  this  work. 
She  was  born  In  Iowa,  November  30,  1S79.  the  second  In  order  of  birth  in  a  family  of 
three  children,  the  others  being:  Conway  H.,  of  Qreenleaf,  Canyon  county,  Idaho,  and 
Mrs.  Basel  Murphy,  who  resides  near  Botae.  In  1884,  when  a  little  maiden  of  five  sum- 
mers, she  accompanied  her  parents  on  their  removal  to  Mitchell  county,  Kansas,  and 
two  years  Ister  went  to  Jewell  county,  that  state.  She  was  graduated  from  the  North 
Branch  Academy,  a  Friends  school  of  Kansas,  when  eighteen  years  of  age  and  engaged 
In  teaching  In  Jewell  county  tor  two  years  prior  to  her  marriage. 

In  1902  Mrs.  Headrlck  came  with  her  parents  and  with  her  husband,  Warren 
Headrlck,  to  Idt^o  and  has  since  resided  In  Boise  and  in  the  Boise  Valley.  It  was  In 
1919  that  she  and  her  husband  took  up  their  abode  on  their  present  rancli  near  the 
Victory  school.  The  twenty-acre  tract  on  which  the  buildings  stand  has  been  s^en- 
dldly  improved,  comprising  a  beautiful  country  home.  The  remaining  eighty  acres,  which 
tie  near  by,  have  been  In  possession  of  the  family  for  many  years,  but  the  twenty-acre 
tract  with  its  excellent  improvements  was  purchased  in  191S.  The  entire  ranch  of  one 
hundred  acres  is  now  the  property  of  Mrs.  Headrlck  and  her  children,  Mr.  Headrlck 
having  rranoved  to  Boise  following  a  legal  separation. 

Mrs.  Headrlck  Is  the  mother  of  eight  children,  Ave  sons  and  three  daughters,  as 
foilows:  Clair,  who  was  bom  January  30,  ISOl;  Don,  whose  btrth  occurred  February  19, 
1903;  Bemice,  bom  August  11,  1904;  Beryl,  whose  natal  day  was  September  3,  1907: 



W&rren  Kerman,  bom  Januarjr  G.  IMK;  Qnc«,  who  was  Ix^n  on  th«  IMli  of' Juiiimt, 
1912:  Dale,  bora  Jnlr  6.  1»16;  and  Thomaa  Wllbarn,  born  June  1>,  1S17.  The  eldeat. 
Clair,  waa  married  mi  the  fith  of  Jvljr,  1119,  to  Miss  8t«lla  HcCnrdr.  bj  whMn  he  baa  ■ 
daoghtAr,  Madeline  Lola,  whoee  birth  oecnrred  June  2,  1920.  The  mother  of  the  above 
named  waa  reared  In  the  Qnaker  faith,  bat  la  now  identiOed  with  the  United  PrtebrtertEB 
chnrch.  She  la  a  woman  of  manr  admirable  and  commendable  qualltleB  and  enjors  Uie 
high  regard  and  warm  friendship  of  the  people  of  the  community  In  which  she  makes 
her  home. 


Among  the  well  known  ranchmen  and  cattle  dealers  of  FalrQeld,  Camas  countr. 
Is  Victor  1m  Valte,  whoae  actlTltlea  conatltnte  a  valuable  contribution  to  the  develop- 
ment  and  apbuilding  of  the  district  in  which  he  llTes.  Re  ta  a  native  of  Iowa,  his 
birth  having  occurred  upon  a  farm  near  New  Hampton.  Chickasaw  county.  Jolr  SI, 
1874,  his  parents  being  Martin  and  Hary  (Boyle)  La  Valle.  the  former  of  French 
descent  and  the  tatter  of  Irish  lineage.  Both  parents  Iiave  now  passed  away.  Martin 
Lm  Valle  on  leaving  his  native  country  went  to  Canada,  settling  at  Ogdenriiurg.  He 
was  then  but  twelve  years  of  age  and  had  made  the  trip  with  his  parents  in  the  year 
1846.  In  young  manhood  he  crossed  the  border  into  the  United  States  and  In  IMO, 
aft«r  living  In  the  state  of  New  York  for  a  few  years,  be  igade  his  way  westward 
to  Prairie  dn  Chlen,  Wisconsin.  He  was  there  residing  at  the  time  of  the  outbreak 
of  the  Civil  war  and  In  response  to  the  call  of  his  adopted  country  for  aid  to  crush 
out  tiie  rebellion  In  the  south,  be  volunteered  under  President  Lincoln's  first  call  and 
was  actively  engaged  In  war  work  during  the  entire  period  of  hoBtilltiea.  He  then 
returned  to  his  Wisconsin  home  and  In  1867  removed  to  Chickasaw  county,  Iowa, 
where  he  followed  farming  throughout  his  remaining  days,  hla  death  occurring  in 
1889.    HlB  wife  survived  bim  until  1910,  when  she,  too,  was  called  to  her  final  resL 

Their  son,  Victor  La  Talle,  was  the  sixth  In  order  of  birth  In  a  family  of  eleven 
children,  six  sons  and  Ave  daughters,  many  of  whom  have  since  passed  away.  VIctM* 
La  Valle  is  the  only  representative  of  the  family  in  Idaho.  He  was  reared  upon  the  old 
homeetead  farm  in  Iowa,  working  in  the  flelds  almost  as  soon  as  old  enough  to  reacb 
the  plow  handles  and  continuing  to  assist  In  the  development  of  the  place  through  the 
period  ot  bis  boyhood  and  youth  when  not  engrossed  with  his  school  duties.  Doe  to 
the  fact  that  Martin  La  Valle.  the  father,  died  leaving  a  large  young  family  In  poor 
flnancial  clrcumstancee,  Victor's  education  devolved  largely  upon  blmselt  Being  the 
second  oldest  son,  he  felt  that  hla  Brst  duty  was  to  assist  his  widowed  mother  in  pro> 
viding  necessities  and  comforts  for  his  younger  brothers  and  sisters.  Though  hampered 
in  many  respects,  be  acquired  a  broad,  liberal  schooling  and  during  his  professional 
career  took  rank  with  the  leading  educators  of  his  time.  By  home  study  and  working 
his  way  through  school  he  completed  the  common  and  high  school  courses,  after  wbiiA 
he  entered  the  Iowa  State  Teachers'  College  at  Cedar  Falls,  Iowa,  fltting  himself  (or  the 
profession  of  teaching.  He  excelled  in  mathematics,  and  at  the  age  of  twenty-four  years 
waa  placed  at  the  head  of  the  mathematical  department  of  tbe  New  Hampton  Normal 
College.  This  position  he  held  lor  three  years  but  owing  to  failing  health  was  compelled 
to  give  up  school  work  In  Iowa.  Being  advised  by  his  physician  that  a  change  ctf  climate 
was  his, only  chance  to  regain  health,  Mr.  La  Valle  left  Iowa  In  the  fall  of  1904  and 
came  west  to  Idaho,  settling  on  Camas  Prairie,  whieli  at  that  time  formed  a  portion 
ot  Blaine  oonoty,  though  later  when  Camas  county  was  created,  this  prairie  became 
a  part  of  It.  He  took  up  the  profesBlou  of  teaching  again,  for  a  few  years,  hot  after 
recovering  his  lost  health  went  Into  the  stock  business  with  A.  B.  BrInegar  as  a  business 
associate  and  the  company^ame  of  BrInegar  *  La  Valle  was  thus  formed.  This  part- 
nership grew  In  time  to  be  one  of  tbe  most  successful  and  best  known  cattle  companies 
of  the  west.  They  not  only  operate  extensively  In  Idaho  live  stock  but  also  handle  large 
consignments  from  Nevada,  Montana,  Oregon  and  Texas  as  well.  In  1917  tbls  com- 
pany purchased  a  stock  ranch  of  two  thousand  acres  In  Camas  county.  Idaho,  seven 
miles  from  Fslrfleld,  Idaho,  constituting  one  of  the  best,  if  not  the  best,  ranches  in  all 
Camas  county.  It  is  known  as  the  Senator  Fred  Hastings  ranch.  They  make  a  specialty 
of  raising  and  handling  beef  cattle  and  also  have  a  One  herd  of  registered  Herefords. 
This  ranch  waa  sold  in  February,  1920.  for  one  hundred  and  thirty  thousand  dollara, 
which  sale  constituted  the  largest  real  estate  deal  In  Camas  county  up  to  that  date. 

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A  republican  In  bis  political  views,  Mr.  La  Talle  has  always  supported  the  part7 
and  In  1918  be  was  elected  on  Its  ticket  g  member  of  the  Idaho  house  of  repreaentatlYes 
and  Is  now  acceptably  serving  in  that  capacity.  He  was  made  chairman  of  the  com- 
mittee on  forests  and  forestry  and  be  is  s  member  of  the  live  stock,  private  corpora- 
tions and  education  committees. 

In  his  religious  faitb  be  is  a  Catholic,  his  oprentB  liaving  previously  adhered  to 
that  church.  Formerly  Mr.  La  Valle  was  a  baseball  entbualast  and  during  his  school 
career  had  the  reputation  of  being  the  best  amateur  datcher  In  Iowa. 

He  is  still  the  owner  of  the  old  homestead  farm  In  Chickasaw  county,  Iowa,  wblle 
in  financial  circles  he  is  Interested  in  banHIng  In  Iowa  and  Nebraska.  He  is  also 
identified  with  the  banking  business  In  Idaho  and  concentrates  the  major  part  of  his 
time  and  attention  upon  bis  business  and  public  interests  In  Camas  county  and  in 
Idaho.  The  recognition  on  the  part  of  bis  fellowmen  of  his  fidelity  to  tbe  general 
welfare  led  to  his  selection  for  legislative  honors  and  be  is  giving  thoughtful  and 
earnest  consideration  to  all  vital  questions  which  come  up  for  settlement  and  In  so 
doing  looks  beyond  the  exigencies  of  tbe  moment  to  tbe  opportunities  and  possibili- 
ties of  the  future  along  the  line  Ot  state  development.  He  served  In  both  the  regular 
and  extra  sessions  of  tbe  fifteenth  general  assembly  of  Idaho  and  wblle  a  member  ot 
the  regular  session  drafted,  introduced  and  secured  the  passage  of  the  following  meas- 
ures: House  Bill  No.  160,  relating  to  the  driving  of  live  stock  from  their  usual  range 
and  prescribing  penalties  for  so  doing;  House  Bill  No.  161,  which  reguirea  that  the 
notice  of  estraya  must  be  transmitted  to  the  Bureau  of  Registration  In  the  Department 
of  Agriculture  Instead  of  the  county  recorder.  He  also  assisted  In  tbe  framing  and 
1  of  Senate  Bill  No.  98.  This  act  provides  (or  the  reviBlon  of  tbe  State  Brand 
Tbe  above  measures  were  passed  almost  unanimously. 


Among  the  progressive  business  enterprises  ot  Rupert  which  tmve  given  tbe  city 
considerable  commercial  standing,  leading  to  its  steady  growth  and  development.  Is  tbe 
hardware  and  furniture  business  of  William  C.  Mitchell,  who  le  a  wide-awake  and  pro- 
gresalve  young  merchailt,  identified  with  the  trade  since  1914.  He  was  bom  at  Hunt- 
ington, West  Virginia,  in  April,  1875,  a  son  of  S.  H.  and  Ella  E.  (Knett)  Mitchell.  The 
father  was  born  In  Virginia  in  ISGO  and  the  mother's  blrtb  occurred  in  that  state  in 
186S.  Mr.  Mitchell  followed  farming  In  what  later  became  the  state  of  West  Virginia 
until  18S9,  when  he  removed  with  his  family  to  Idaho,  settling  on  tbe  Wood  river, 
where  he  again  gave  big  attention  to  agricultural  pursuita  in  the  Boise  valley.  He  also 
farmed  tor  a  time  In  the  Payette  valley  and  afterward  became  a  dealer  In  real  estate  In 
Caldwell.  Re  is  stlU  actively  engaged  along  that  line,  making  bis  home  at  Boise,  but 
bis  wife  passed  away  In  Rupert,  November  16.  1916,  her  death  being  the  occasion  ot 
deep  and  widespread  regret  to  her  many  friends.  They  became  tbe  parents  of  three 
children:  William  C,  of  this  review;  Bessie  L..  the  wife  of  William  Herman,  who 
reeldee  on  a  farm  near  Rupert;  and  Emlle,  who  died  in  Idaho  in  1S97. 

William  C.  Mitchell  was  a  youth  of  about  fourteen  years  when  tbe  family  came  to 
Idaho.  Here  he  continued  his  education  In  tbe  Id;itao  College  and  afterward  entered 
the  Portland  University,  wblle  still  later  he  became  a  student  In  tbe  TJnIveralty  ot 
Idaho,  from  which  he  was  graduated  with  the  Bachelor  ot  Arts  d^ree.  For  three  or 
four  years  he  engaged  In  preaching  and  did  organliatlon  work  In  the  establishment 
<tf  Methodist  churches  at  Heybum  and  at  Burley.  He  then  turned  his  attention  to  farm- 
ing on  tbe  Minidoka  project,  filing  on  forty  acres  of  land  at  the  ontsklrts  ot  Rupert. 
Eventually  he  sold  that  property  and  bought  two  hundred  acres  near  the  town,  which 
he  still  owns.  He  baa  since  followed  farming  and  has  been  very  successful  In  bis 
agricultural  interests.  In  1911  be  extended  the  scope  ot  bis  activities  to  Include  tbe 
sale  of  hardware  and  Implements  and  followed  the  business  for  two  years,  when  be 
sold  his  original  store  and  bought  out  the  Rupert  Lumber  ft  Hardware  Company.  He 
also  purchased  tbe  business  of  the  Pringle  Fumltnre  Company  and  consolidated  the  two. 
which  be  Is  now  conducting  under  the  name  of  tbe  Mitchell  t  Harris  Hardware  ft 
Furniture  Company.  They  have  an  eitenaive  atock  of  goods,  put  forth  every  effort  to 
please  their  patrons  and  have  built  up  a  business  of  large  and  gratifying  proportions. 

In  190E  Mr.  Mitchell  was  united  In  marriage  to  Miss  Anna  Hlggs,  of  Bellevue.  Idaho, 
a  daogbter  of  Richard  and  Margaret  HiggB.    They  became  the  parents  of  two  children. 

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HargBret  and  Robert.  The  w[f«  and  mother  passed  awar  In  1>16,  and  In  1917  Hr. 
Mitchell  wedded  Mlee  Wlnltred  La  Tourette.  a  daughter  of  Howard  and  EHU  (Sheldon) 
.  La  Tonrette,  the  fonner  a  banker  ol  Michigan.  Mrs.  Mitchell  is  a  gradnate  ot  Occi- 
dental College,  Lob  Angeles,  A3.,  1909.  Prior  to  her  marriage  she  waa  lor  a  rear  the 
Secr«tar7  at  the  State  Normal  School  o(  Albion.  She  was  born  at  Fenton,  Michigan, 
and  br  her  marriage  has  become  tt)e  mother  of  one  son,  John  Emlle.  The  family 
occnples  an  attractive  home  at  Rupert,  and  In  addition  to  his  business  and  propertT 
intsrests  there  Hr.  Mitchell  owns  two  farms  ot  eighty  seres  each,  one  of  which  he 
operates.  He  also  has  sereral  other  small  fanns  which  he  leases.  He  has  made  wise 
Investment  In  property  here  which  Is  constantly  Increasing  In  value  and  his  holdings 
contribute  largely  to  hts  substantial  annual  Income.  He  Is  a  member  of  the  Methodist 
church;  has  ever  been  found  thoroughly  progressive  In  his  business  affairs  sod  at  the 
same  time  thoroughly  reliable;  and  he  performs  every  duty  of  citlsenship  tn  a  prompt 
and  conscientibus  manner. 


W.  F.  McNaughton  was  bora  at  Pewaukee  L&ke,  Wlsconaln,  November  30.  1876,  bis 
parenta  being  F.  J.  and  Melissa  (Washburn)  McNaughton,  the  former  a  native  of  Canada, 
while  the  latter  was  bom  in  Vermont  The  father  waa  a  farmer  by  occupation  and 
became  a  resident  of  WleconBlo  msny  years  aga  In  the  early  '74s  he  removed  to  Shelby 
ooonty,  Iowa,  where  he  was  engaged  In  general  agricultural  pursuits. 

His  son,  W.  F.  McNaughton.  pursued  his  education  in  the  normal  school  at  Wood- 
bine, Iowa,  and  In  the  State  University  of  Nebraska,  completing  a  collegiate  and  law 
conrse.  He  was  graduated  in  1901  on  the  completion  of  tals  law  course  and  located  tor 
practice  at  Sioux  Falls,  South  Dakota.  In  1909  he  came  to  Idaho,  settling  at  Coeur 
d'Alene,  where  he  has  since  engaged  In  general  practice. 

Hr.  McNaughton  was  united  in  marrl-ge  to  Miss  Mayme  Johnson,  of  Harlan,  Iowa, 
and  they  have  three  children.  Margery,  Josephine  and  Francis.  Mr.  UcNaoghton  is  a 
republican  in  his  political  views.  He  belongs  to  the  varlons  branches  of  Masonry  and 
to  the  Mystic  Shrine  and  he  Is  also  a  member  of  the  Benevolent  Protective  Order  of  Elks. 
While  modest  and  uDOstentattouB  In  manner  and  demeanor,  his  colleagues  and  contempo- 
raries at  the  bar  speak  of  him  In  high  terma 


Ralph  Walts,  rancher  and  pioneer  of  the  Ustick  district  of  Idaho,  came  to  the  state 
from  southwestern  Nebraska  In  1900.  at  which  time  he  purchased  a  tract  ot  land  of 
twenty-four  acres  covered  with  sagebrush.  Thin  place  was  situated  about  a  quarter  of  a 
mile  west  of  Uetlck,  and  with  character! sttc  energy  he  tMgan  the  development  of  the 
property,  the  twundarles  of  which  he  has  increased  by  the  purchase  of  an  additions! 
flixteen  acrea  adjoining  the  original  tract  on  the  north,  so  that  he  now  has  a  good  ranch 
of  forty  acres  In  a  neighborhood  where  land  Is  valued  at  Ave  hundred  dollars  per  acre. 
Something  ot  the  development  of  this  section  of  the  country  and  the  advancement  In 
prices  IB  Indicated  In  the  fact'  that  he  paid  but  twenty  dollars  per  acre  when  he  nude 
his  original  purchase  two  decades  ago,  while  for  the  sizteen-acre  tract  he  paid  two 
hundred  dollars  per  acre  In  1917.  Such  is  Uie  demand  for  Improved  ranch  property 
In  this  district  that  he  could  now  sell  his  forty-acre  place  for  twenty  thousand  dollars, 
but  It  is  not  upon  the  market.  With  the  agricultural  development  and  Improvement  of 
the  district  Mr.  Waits  has  been  closely  and  prominently  aesoclated  through  the  inters 
venlng  perlbd  from  1900  to  the  present 

He  was  a  young  man  of  about  thirty  years  when  he  c^me  to  the  northwest,  tads 
birth  having  occurred  in  Whiteside  county.  Illinois.  December  27,  1809.  Hie  fattier, 
John  Walts,  was  a  veteran  of  the  Civil  war.  having  served  for  three  years  In  the 
Union  army,  and  his  last  days  were  spent  upon  a  rsnch  In  Ada  county,  Idaho,  also  In  the 
vicinity  of  Ustick,  where  be  passed  away  In  1916.  Hts  widow  occupies  a  home  near  that 
ot  her  son  Ralph;  In  fact,  It  Is  In  the  same  yard  and  was  built  especially  for  her  occu- 
pancy. The  parents  had  a  family  of  thres  sons  and  four  daughters,  all  ot  whom  ar« 
living  In  Idaho,  and  all  are  married  with  the  exception  of  one.     Ralph  Walts  is  the 

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eldest  or  this  tamlly  of  seven  ehlMren,  the  others  tMlng:  Clara,  the  wife  of  EU  Oenney; 
Francee,  the  wife  of  Edward  Castor;  Charles:  Otlle,  who  is  the  wife  of  Walter  Rose; 
Rebecca,  the  wife  of  Wfltiam  Hlllmon;  and  John. 

When  Ralph  Walts  was  but  five  years  of  age  his  parents  removed  from  Illlnole  to 
western  NebrHska,  where  he  was  reared  upon  the  frontier,  there  residing  until  he  came 
to  Idaho  In  1900.  He  was  married  In  that  state  on  the  I6th  of  October,  1898,  to  Iflss 
Ethel  Louise  Ransom,  a  native  of  Iowa,  bom  Pebmary  28,  1881.  She  passed  away  on 
the  Walts  ranch  near  Ustlck,  Novemher  4,  1913,  leaving  four  children:  Ruby  Gertrude, 
bom  June  21,  1900,  In  Frontier  county,  Nebraska;  Mildred  Josephine,  bom  December 
11,  1904;  Raymond  Ralph,  January  16,  1907;  and  Vernon  Ransom,  February  3,  1909. 

Hr.  Watts  Is  a  member  of  the  Modern  Woodmen  of  America.  He  gives  bis  political 
allegiance  to  the  republican  party  and  keeps  welt  informed  on  the  questions  and  Issues 
of  the  d^y,  but  does  not  seek  nor  desire  public  office.  He  Is  loud  of  hunting  and  flshlng, 
to  which  he  turns  when  leisure  permits,  but  the  major  part  of  his  time  and  attention  Is 
conceutratAd  upon  his  ranching  interests.  He  has  made  all  of  the  Improvements  upon 
his  ranch,  has  built  all  of  the  fences,  baa  set  out  all  of  the  fruit  trees  and  has  erected 
all  of  the  bnlldlngs.  There  Is  an  exceUent  silo  and  In  fact  every  equipment  for  the 
development  and  Improvement  of  the  property  along  modern  lines  of  farming.  The 
land  Is  well  watered,  thus  adding  greatly  to  Its  productiveness,  and  la  addition  to  culti- 
vating his  tletds  he  keeps  about  a  doien  good  dairy  cows  and  has  a  large  number  of 
young  cattle,  together  with  several  head  of  good  horaeB.  In  fact,  his  Is  one  of  the 
typically  progressive  ranch  properties  of  Ada  connty  and  stands  aa  a  monument  to  the 
enterprise  and  business  ability  of  the  owner. 


Robert  S.  McCrea,  fllUng  the  position  of  connty  auditor  of  Bonner  county,  makes  hfs 
home  at  Sandpoint  and  is  actively  Identified  with  all  those  agencies  which  have  to  do 
with  the  progress,  development  and  Improvement  of  the  community.  He  waa  born  tn 
Ontario,  Canada.  September  28,  1867,  and  Is  a  son  of  John  and  Jane  (Pleroe)  McCrea, 
the  former  a  native  of  Scotland,  while  the  latter  was  of  Canadian  birth.  The  father 
studied  medicine  and  has  devoted  his  life  to  the  practice  of  his  profession.  In  1884 
be  came  to  the  northwest,  establishing  hie  home  at  Cheney,  Washington,  and  waspbyst- 
dan  and  surgeon  tor  the  Northern  Pacific  Railroad,  at  the  same  time  enjoying  a  large 
private  practice.  His  interest  In  public  affairs  was  deep  and  sincere  and  was  manifest 
.  in  many  tangible  ways  for  the  general  good. 

Robert  S.  McCrea  attended  the  public  schools  until  he  had  completed  a  high  school 
course  and  at  eighteen  years  of  age  he  began  work  In  the  lumber  camps  of  Canada.  A 
third  of  a  century  has  passed  since  he  came  to  Idaho,  arriving  in  Rathdrum  in  1887. 
There  he  engaged  In  merchandising  and  throughout  the  Intervening  period  h^s  been 
an  active  business  man  or  equally  active  public  ofDcial  of  the  northwest.  In  1906  and 
1906  be  served  as  probate  Judge  of  Kootenai  county,  which  at  that  time  embraced  the 
territory  that  today  is  in  four  different  counties  of  northern  Idaho.  He  has  always 
been  keenly  Interested  In  political  and  civic  questions  and  has  given  his  aid  and 
support  to  many  measures  which  have  been  of  great  worth  to  the  community.  On 
the  organisation  of  Bonner  county  in  1907  he  removed  to  Sandpoint  and  was  made 
deputy  county  auditor,  filling  that  position  until  1910,  when  he  was  elected  county 
auditor,  in  which  capacity  he  has  now  served  tor  a  decade.  He  has  also  been  clerk 
of  the  district  court,  county  recorder  and  clerk  of  the  board  of  commissioners,  holding 
office  continuously  since  1910.  His  fellow  townsmen,  appreciating  his  worth  and  ability 
have  kept  him  continuously  in  places  of  public  trust,  the  community  beneatlng  largely 
by  his  capibillty  and  devotion  to  duty. 

Hr.  McCrea  married  Miss  Mabel  L.  Pitislmmons,  who  was  born  tn  Michigan,  and 
they  have  one  son,  J.  Hollls,  who  at  the  time  of  the  World  war  entered  the  officers' 
training  school  at  Camp  Taylor,  Kentucky,  and  became  a  second  lientenant  of  the 
artillery.  Mrs.  McCrea  Is  very  prominent  in  connection  with  clubs  that  have  for  their 
object  the  civic  development  of  the  community.  Both  parents  are  members  of  the 
Presbyterian  church  and  Mr.  McCrea  belongs  also  to  the  Knights  of  Pythias,  of  which 
he  is  a  past  chancellor,  to  the  Masonic  fraternity,  to  the  Knighte  of  the  Maccabees,  of 
which  he  Is  a  past  commander,  and  to  the  Modem  Woodmen  of  America.  His  political 
allegiance  has  always  been  given  to  the  republican  party  and  during  the  war  period  he 

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wned  on  the  draft  board  for  Bonner  oonnty.  handling  oT«r  Uire«  thousand  reglstrm- 
tlona.  Ha  !■  actnated  by  a  moat  pn>KressIv«  eplrlt  in  all  that  be  does  and  no  one  dooMa 
that  he  Is  one  hundred  per  cent  American,  for  In  days  of  peace,  as  In  daya  of  war,  ba 
baa  proren  his  loraltr  to  the  best  Interests  of  the  eaantry  in  manr  waya. 


Thomas  C.  Stanford,  a  rancher  Ifvlng  on  the  Uttle  Wood  rlrer  not  far  from  Carer, 
waa  bom  at  Lc«an,  Cache  coontr.  Utah,  September  30,  1865.  his  parents  being  Stephen 
and  Louisa  (Forman)  Stanford,  who  removed  to  Salt  Lake  when  their  son,  Thomas  C„ 
waa  bat  (onr  years  of  a^e.  so  that  hie  education  was  parsned  in  the  schools  of  that  city. 
In  1884  he  made  hta  way  to  the  Little  Wood  river  coimtrT  and  was  employed  as  a  cow- 
boy, as  stage  drlrer  and  as  a  freighter,  abont  a  decade  being  passed  In  that  way.  la 
1896  he  began  raising  eheep  and  in  the  roUowlng  year  parebaaed  his  home  ranch  oC 
one  hundred  and  sixty  acres.  Hfa  Bret  home  was  a  log  house,  which  provided  him  shelter 
and  comfort  while  he  was  making  his  Initial  step  in  the  Improvement  of  the  property. 
H«  continued  actively  In  the  aheep  bnsiness  until  1918,  when  be  sold  hla  Hoeka.  He  Is 
now  giving  his  attention  to  general  ranching  and  cattle  raising.  Be  has  added  to  his 
original  property  a  ranch  aonth  of  his  hcnne  place,  becoming  the  owner  of  two  hundred 
and  fltty  acres,  and  be  also  has  one  hundred  and  sixty  acres  on  the  east  fork  of  the 
Big  Wood  river.  His  original  little  log  cabin  has  been  replaced  with  a  beautitol  and 
commodious  residence  and  all  of  the  bnlldingi  apoo  bis  ranch  are  Indicative  of  hla 
progressive  spirit  and  enterprising  methods.  The  ranch  Is  well  improved  in  every 
particular  and  the  equipment  of  the  place  marks  him  as  a  man  of  enterprise  and  pro- 
gresslveneas.  He  is  likewise  a  diredtor  of  the  Carey  State  Bank  and  president  of  the 
East  Side  Blaine  County  Gracing  Association.  He  has  been  keenly  interested  in  all 
thoae  organ ixatlons  which  have  heart ng  upon  the  bosiness  development  and  sub- 
stantial Improvement  of  the  state.  He  served  as  a  member  of  the  State  Live  Stock 
Aasoclation  and  later  was  elected  one  of  the  presidents  of  the  Idaho  Wool  Growers' 
Aaaoclation,  under  Oorernor  Hawlby. 

In  1900  Mr.  Stanford  was  married  to  Miss  Ida  Ivie,  a  daughter  of  Colonel  John 
and  Mary  (Barton)  Ivle  and  a  native  of  Mount  Pleasant,  Utah.  Her  father  was  an 
offlcer  in  the  Utah  Battalion  during  the  Indian  wars  in  that  state  In  an  early  day  and 
was  one  of  Uie  pioneer  residents  ol  Utah.  To  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Stanford  have  been  born 
four  ehlldren:   Roka,  Esther,  Charles  and  Frank. 

Mr.  Stanford's  political  support  is  given  the  republican  party  and  he  haa  swved 
aa  Justice  of  the  peace,  as  trustee  and  in  other  local  ofllceB,  while  in  1907  he  was  called 
upon  to  represent  his  district  in  the  ninth  session  of  the  state  legislature.  He  haa  thus 
taken  active  part  In  shaping  the  political  history  of  Idaho  and  at  the  same  time  he  haa 
been  a  prominent  factor  in  various  organizations  looking  to  the  bnsiness  development  of 
the  state  and  the  upbuilding  of  some  (rf  its  business  Interests  and  Industries,  hia  labors 
thus  being  far-reaching  and  beneSclal. 


Frank  B.  Fashbaugh,  manager  (or  the  Gooding  Milling  *  Elevator  Company  at 
Oooding,  where  he  has  resided  since  1910.  was  born  In  Evans,  Colorado.  April  1,  ISSS. 
his  parents  being  John  and  Bmlly  (Williams)  Faahbaugh.  He  spent  his  boyhood  and 
yonth  at  the  place  of  his  nativity,  pursuing  a  high  school  course  at  Greeley,  Colorado, 
and  afterward  attending  the  University  of  Colorado.  He  then  took  up  the  study  of 
telegraphy  and  was  In  the  employ  of  the  Union  Pacjflc  Railroad  Company  at  Oreeley, 
«t  Evans,  La  Salle,  PlattevlUe,  Brighton  and  Fort  Lupton.  He  acted  as  agent  at  Evans 
and  at  Fort  Lupton  and  subsequently  he  purchased  farm  land  near  1a  Salle,  Colorado, 
where  he  engaged  In  feeding  sheep  for  a  period  of  five  years.  He  afterward  removed  to 
AuU,  C<riorado,  where  he  worked  for  the  Ault  Elevator  A  Hilling  Company,  beginning  as 
elevator  man.  Subsequently  he  was  advanced  to  the  position  of  bookkeeper  and  con- 
tinued with  that  company  until  the  26th  of  November,  1910,  when  he  removed  to  Gooding, 
Idaho,  to  accept  his  present  position  aa  manager  with  the  Qooding  Mill  ft  Elevator 

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In  which  capacity  he  has  since  continued,  the  plant  here  being  owned  by  the  same  com* 
pany  that  owns  the  Aalt  elevator  and  mlU. 

In  1M3  Mr.  f^shbauKli  was  married  to  Miss  Edna  Cooper,  a  native  ot  Greeley, 
Colorado,  and  a  daughter  of  Benjamin  and  Lonlse  (Glch)  Cooi>er.  They  have  two 
children,  Mabel  and  Florence.  Mr.  PashbauKh  votes  with  the  republican  party  and  fra- 
ternally he  is  connected  with  the  Knights  of  Pythias.  He  Is  keenly  Interested  in  all 
that  has  to  do  with  the  welfare  and  upbuilding  of  the  community  In  which  he  makes 
his  home  and  he  Is  a  stanch  supporter  of  all  those  Interests  which  further  or  conserve 
progress.  Since  starting  out  In  life  on  his  own  account  he  has  made  steady  advance- 
ment, resulting  from  Industry  and  diligence,  and  his  life  record  proves  what  may  be 
accomplished  through  Individual  effort. 


Edgar  W.  LargllUere,  a  well  known  banker  and  merchant,  aesoclated  with  his  father 
ia  buelnesa,  and  otherwise  prominent  In  the  affairs  of  Soda  Springs,  was  bom  in  Bvan- 
ston,  Wyoming,  in  Hay,  1881,  and  Is  a  son  ot  August  and  Catherine  (Bonsslea)  Lat- 
gUllere,  natives  of  Prance,  where  they  were  reared  and  educated.  There  the  father 
tanght  schMd  when  that  country  was  an  empire.  He  also  engaged  In  banking 
!n  Prance  until  1879,  when  he  and  his  wife  emigrated  to  this  country  and  on 
their,  arrival  went  to  Wyoming,  settling  In  Eranston.  There  Mr.  LargllUere  engaged 
iQ  the  brewing  bnslnese,  at  which  he  continued  for  two  years,  and  at  the  end  ot  tht^ 
time  he  removed  to  Soda  Springs,  then  In  Bannock  coAnty,  where  he  continued  brewing 
and  the  manufacture  of  soft  drinks  for  about  twenty  years,  during  this  period  also 
being  engaged  In  raising  sheep.  IQ  1904  Mr.  Largllllere  and  his  son  Edgar  W.  embarked 
in  general  merchandising  and  banking,  and  they  have  been  operating  along  these  lines 
ever  since.  The  father  is  president  ot  the  bank  and  the  son  Is  cashier.  This  Is  the  oldest 
and  one  ot  the  most  substantial  banks  in  Caribou  county,  with  deposits  at  the  end  ot  the 
last  business  year  amounting  to  four  hundred  and  seventy-flve  thousand  dollars.  In 
the  merchandise  line  they  are  credited  with  carrying  the  largest  stock  In  the  county. 

Angnst  largllllere  was  married  In  Prance,  September  7.  1375.  His  wife  graduated 
from  the  University  of  Prance,  Academy  ot  Bordeaux,  In  1869.  while  he  was  graduated 
from  the  Academy  ot  De  Donla,  in  1S70.  He  was  one  year  In  military  service  during 
the  Pranco-Prusslan  war,  after  which  he  engaged  in  banking  In  France  until  1879.  He 
was  unusually  successful  In  all  his  business  undertakings  and  among  other  Interests 
Is  the  owner  of  seventeen  hundred  acres  of  land  In  Caribou  county. 

Edgar  W.  LargllUere  was  reared  in  Soda  Springs,  where  he  received  bis  early 
education,  later  going  to  France  to  complete  his  school  course.  From  the  time  he  was 
old  enough,  he  has  been  associated  with  his  father,  maloly  in  the  banking  busineea 
under  the  name  of  the  LargllUere  Company,  and  he  Is  now  the  efficient  cashier  of  the 
bank.  H6  takes  an  active  Interest  in  all  public  movements  calculated  to  advance  the 
welfare  ot  bis  home  place. 

In  July.  1907.  Mr.  LargllUere  was  united  In  marriage  to  Catherine  Dunlop,  and  they 
have  become  the  parents  ot  tour  children,  namely:  FauUne,  Louise,  Edgar,  Jr.,  and 
Charles  H.  Mr.  Largilliere  Is  a  member  ot  the  Independent  Order  of  Odd  Fellows  and 
takes  a  warm  interest  In  the  affairs  ot  that  order.  Politically  he  gives  bis  adherence 
to  the  democratic  party,  but  has  never  been  a  seeker  after  public  office.  He  Is  a  member 
ot  the  Congregational  church,  while  his  father  Is  an  attendant  on  the  services  ot  the 
Presbyterian  church. 


Robert  A.  Edwards,  who  is  successfully  engaged  In  dairy  farming,  owns  and  operates 
an  excellent  fortf-acre  ranch  four  miles  northwrat  ot  Meridian.  He  was  bom  In  Ogden. 
Utah,  January  10.  1864.  a  son  ot  William  J.  and  Margaret  Ann  (Davis)  Edwards,  both 
now  deceased.  They  were  natives  ot  Wales  and  became  acquainted  on  shipboard  when 
emigrating  to  the  United  States  In  1855  as  Mormon  converts  en  route  to  Utah.  Their 
marriage  was  celebrated  in  Salt  Lake  City.  William  J.  Edwards  would  be  several  years 
past  one  hundred  if  he  were  living  today. 



RotMTt  A.  BSdwards  wu  reared  In  Ogden,  Utah,  Mid  la  jroung  nuinhood  rode  tbe 
nnce  for  a  large  cattle  concern.  Ranching  and  live  stock  Intereata  have  clmimed  hia 
atlentlon  throughout  hla  entire  bnalnesa  career.  On  leaving  the  pUee  of  hla  natirttr 
he  came  to  Idaho  and  for  a  period  of  two  decides  resided  near  Blackfoot,  Id  Bingham 
connty,  developing  a  good  ranch  of  eighty  acres  which  was  covered  with  Bagebmsh  when 
It  eeme  into  hla  poBsessIon.  The  nearest  school  was  three  miles  distant,  however,  and 
desiring  to  afford  bis  large  famllj  of  children  better  educational  advantages,  he  sold 
his  BlDgbam  conntj  property  in  1918  and  took  up  his  abode  in  the  Boise  valley,  por- 
dtaalng  his  present  ranch  northwest  of  Meridian.  Thongh  comprising  only  forty  acrea, 
the  latter  place  U  no  doubt  ot  greater  value  than  that  which,  he  formerly  owned.  H« 
condncta  the  ranch  aa  a  dairy  farm,  having  at  present  fliteen  head  of  Jersey  cows. 
Success  haa  attended  his  undertakings,  tor  he  Is  a  man  ot  industry,  enterpiise  and 
progresslvenesB  who  well  mefrts  recognition  among  the  representative  and  anbstaoUat 
citlsena  of  Ada  county. 

On  the  29th  of  June,  1893,  In  Ogden,  Utah,  Mr.  Edwarde  waa  united  In  marriage 
to  Hiss  Lydia  H.  Stephens,  who  waa  bom  In  Salt  Lake  City,  October  23,  1879.  Her 
parents,  Frederick  and  Mary  M.  (Hadley)  Stephens,  both  ot  whom  were  bom  In 
England,  came  to  the  United  States  as  Hormon  conTsrta  and  were  married  in  Utah. 
Mr.  and  Hrs.-  Edwards  have  become  parents  of  seven  children.  Uary  Htrgaret,  the 
eldest,  was  born  April  2,  1900,  and  on  the  22d  of  May,  1917,  was  married.  She  now  has 
one  child,  Gwendolyn  Ivora,  whose  birth  occurred  January  2G,  1919.  The  other  children 
of  Hr.  and  Mrs.  R.  A.  Edwards  are  as  tallows:  William  A.,  whose  natal  day  was  Janu- 
ary tr,  1904;  John  Harold,  born  July  4,  1906:  Frederick  Stephen,  whose  birth  occarred 
Jnne  20.  1908;  Robert  A..  Jr.,  bom  January  7,  1911;  Lorenso  Hadley,  bom  Septamber 
13,  1912;  and  Florence  Ritma,  who  first  opened  her  eyee  to  the  light  of  day  on  the 
20th  of  March,  1915. 

In  his  political  views  Mr.  Edwards  is  a  republican,  but  has  never  sought  or 
desired  offloe,  preferring  to  concentrate  hfs  time  and  energies  upon  his  business  aSaira. 
Fraternally  he  has  been'  Identified  with  the  Independent  Order  of  Odd  Fellows  tor  the 
past  quarter  of  a  century,  while  his  wife  Is  a  member  of  the  Royal  Neighbors.  They 
have  gained  an  extensive  acquaintance  during  the  period  of  their  residence  In  Idaho  and 
are  uniformly  held  In  high  esteem. 


Hon.  Nona  B.  Carpenter,  who  follows  farming  and  stock  raising  in  Nes  Peroe 
county  and  is  now  controlling  extensive  interests  along  that  line;  was  born  In  La 
Crosse,  Wteconsin,  June  7,  1S73,  a  son  of  Hanso  and  Prances  (Farley)  Cariventar, 
both  of  whom  have  passed  away.  The  father  died  in  the  state  of  Minnesota  during 
the  early  boyhood  ol  N.  B.  Carpenter  and  the  mother  afterward  became  the  wife  ot 
George  Edwards,  who  proved  a  devoted  father  to  the  subject  of  this  review.  Mr.  Edwards 
Is  now  a  resident  of  Edmonton,  Alberta.  Canada,  but  the  mother  passed  away  at  Lewis- 
ton,  Idaho,  March  2,  1907. 

Nona  B.  Carpenter  was  a  little  child  when  his  parents  removed  to  Minnesota  and 
there  he  was  reared  and  educated,  pursuing  a  course  ot  study  in  the  public  schools. 
In  18S8  the  entire  famll)',  con  dieting ,  of  the  stepfather,  the  mother  and  the  children, 
mnoved  to  Oregon,  and  in  1898  Mr.  Carpenter  ot  this  review  came  to  Idaho,  after 
having  been  a  resident  of  Oregon  for  a  decade.  For  twenty-one  years  he  has  resided  on 
the  Nez  Perce  Indian  reservstioo.  In  Nez  Perce  county,  and  Is  engaged  in  tanning  and 
■t«ck  raising.  He  annually  gathers  large  crops  of  grain  and  likewise  raises  a  large  num- 
ber of  cattle  and  bogs.  He  givea  his  attention  to  the  development  of  a  farm  of  seven  hun- 
dred and  eighty  acres,  of  which  about  six  hundred  acres  Is  under  cultivation.  His  grain 
crops  are  largely  wheat  and  barley  and  bis  annual  yield  la  gratifying.  He  owns  a  part 
of  the  farm  but  the  balance  he  has  under  tease,  it  belonging  to  the  Nes  Perce  Indian 
tribe.  He  raises  many  thousands  of  bushels  of  small  grain  every  year,  hla  wheat, 
oats  and  barley  crop  for  191S  amounting  to  eight  thousand  bushels.  He  also  adds 
materially  to  his  annual   income  through  .the  raising  of  beef  cattle  and  hogs. 

On  the  10th  of  October,  1896,  Mr.  Carpenter  was  married  to  Miss  Bertha  Beatrice 
Oalbralth,  a  native  ot  Oregon,  who  was  there  reared  and  educated.  She  is  a  daagbter 
of  George  Qalbralth,  who  was  also  born  In  Oregon  and  Is  now  deceased.  Mr.  and  Mrs. 
Carpenter  have  become  parents  of  seven  living  children,  five  sons' and  two  daughters. 



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iiamel7>  Oscar,  Walter,  Bennie,  Frances,  Ennloe,  George  and  BrneBt,  whose  ageA  ranse 
Iron)  twent7-one  to  tour  years.  The  eldest  son,  Oscar,  Is  married  but  the  others  are 
all  at  home. 

In  his  political  views  Mr.  Carpenter  la  an  earnest  republican  and  has  ever  stren 
stalwart  support  to  the  party  since  reaching  adult  age  but  is  now  holding  his  first 
poUUcal  position.  He  was  elected  to  the  state  legislature  in  the  tall  of  1918.  deteatlng 
a  democrat  who  waa  born  and  reared  In  Nes  Perce  county  and  Is  acknowledged  one  ol 
the  popular  citliens.  This  speaks  volumes  tor  the  popularity  of  Mr.  Carpenter  and 
attests  the  oonOdence  reposed  in  him  by  his  fellow  men.  He  is  moet  loyal  to  the  trnst 
and  Is  proving  a  capable  working  member  of  the  house.  He  is  now  serving  as  otialr- 
man  of  the  committee  on  schocds  and  public  lands  and  is  a  member  of  the  committees 
on  educational  insUtutlons,  appropriations  and  flsh  and  game.  He  works  for  the  beet 
interests  of  the  commonwealth  with  the  same  thoroughness  that  he  manifests  in  the 
cwidnct  of  hia  private  busmeas  affairs  and  along  both  lines  has  made  aubstantlal 


Fletcher  A.  Hawes,  who  la  engaged  in  ranching  in  Owyhee  coonty  not  far  from 
Bmneau,  waa  born  in  Boise,  Idaho,  January  29. 1870,  a  son  of  Benjamin  F.  and  Margaret 
Haves,  who  were  natlvea  of  Ohio,  where  they  were  reared  and  married.  In  1863  they 
removed  westward  to  Oregon,  but  afterward  returned  to  Boise  and  later  aettled  at  Idaho 
City,  where  the  father  followed  the  biacksmitb'a  trade.  At  a  aubeequent  period  he  again 
t>ecame  a  realdent  of  Boise,  where  he  engaged  in  the  butchering  bualnesa,  remaining 
an  active  factor  in  that  line  of  trade  in  the  capital  city  until  he  retired.  He  died  In 
ISIO  at  the  age  of  Bixty-eeren  years. 

The  boyhood  dayi  of  Fletcher  A.  Hawee  were  largely  passed  in  Boise  and  he  pursued 
hia  education  in  the  schools  of  that  city.  When  twenty  years  of  age  he  removed  to 
Braneau,  where  he  homesteaded  one  hundred  and  sixty  acres  of  land,  and  tor  fifteen 
years  be  successtnlly  followed  cattle  raising.  For  the  past  eight  years,  however,  he 
has  given  his  attention  to  general  ranching,  producing  excellent  crops  as  a  reward  for 
tlie  care  and  labor  which  he  bestows  upon  the  fields. 

In  1894  Mr.  Hawes  was  united  in  marriage  to  Miss  Bva  S.  Strickland,  a  native  of 
Uissourl  and  a  daughter  oC  John  L.  and  Alice  (Wilson)  Strickland,  who  were  farming 
people  and  came  to  Idaho  in  1890.  Her  father  has  now  passed  away,  but  her  mother 
la  still  living.  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Hawes  have  four  children:  Elmer,  Theodore,  Margaret  and 
Rodney.  The  religious  talth  of  the  family  la  that  of  the  Catholic  church  and  Mr.  Hawes 
gives  his  political  support  to  the  republican  party.  From  pioneer  times  the  Hawes 
family  has  borne  Its  part  in  the  work  of  Idaho's  development  and  Improvement  In 
1879  F.  A.  Hawes,  an  uncle  of  Fletcher  A.  Hawes,  for  whom  he  was  named,  was  killed 
by  the  Indians.  The  family  experienced  all  of  the  hardships  and  privations  of  pioneer 
tlmee,  but  Mr.  Hawes  of  this  review  has  lived  to  witness  many  changes  as  the  work  of 
development  and  improvement  haa  been  carried  steadily  forward  and  he  Is  today  one 
of  the  successful  ranchmen  of  the  Bruneau  valley,  recognized  as  a  progressive  cltlEen 
and  a  man  whose  many  sterling  qualities  have  gained  tor  him  a  large  circle  of  warm 


C.  L.  DIttemore  has  for  seven  years  been  secretary  of  the  Chamber  of  Commerce  of 
Coeur  d'Alene  and  In  recognltioD  of  his  services  In  this  connection  he  fahs  been  made  a 
life  member,  an  honor  which  has  been  conferred  upon  only  one  other.  He  is  also  ccn- 
nected  with  the  Lakeside  Furniture  Company  of  Coeur  d'Alene  and  Is  a  most  progressive 
and  enterprising  buslness'man  and  capable  ofiiclBl.  He  was  bom  near  Santa  Roea, 
California,  February  IT,  1870,  and  is  a  son  of  Lewis  T.  and  Marllla  E.  (Hall)  DIttemore, 
the  former  a  native  of  Missouri  and  the  latter  ot  Illinois.  The  father  crossed  the  plains 
In  a  prairie  schooner  drawn  by  oxen  in  1850  and  he  went  as  a  pioneer  settler  to  Dayttm, 
Washington,  where  he  took  up  government  land.  In  IS90  he  removed  to  Idaho,  settling 
near  Hayden  Lake,  in  the  Coeur  d'Alene  country,  and  the  family  has  since  been  promt- 

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nentlr  known  here.    He  taaa  served  as  county  ctMnmlasloner  and  Is  one  of  the  stalwart 
■upport«ra  at  the  democratic  party. 

While  Id  Dayton,  Washington,  C.  L.  Dittemore  attended  the  puhlic  scliools  and 
ftfterwards  continued  hfa  education  In  a  business  college  at  Spokane  In  18S4.  He  took 
up  the  printing  business,  however,  la  1888,  and  followed  that  Iiefore  coming  to  Idaho. 
For  seven  years  he  was  engaged  in  general  merchandising  after  )>ecomlng  a  resident 
of  Coeur  d'Alene  snd  In  1913  be  was  chosen  for  the  position  of  secretanr  of  the  Chamber 
of  Commerce,  Back  of  this  lies  a  moat  profcressiTe  public  spirit  He  his  even  been  keen 
and  earnest  to  do  anything  for  the  improvement  of  Coenr  d'Alene  and  his  work  as  secre- 
tary of  the  chamber  has  been  a,  labor  of  love.  He  was  also  secretary  of  the  first  tonr 
regattas  held  In  Coeur  d'Alene  and  he  has  been  largely  responsible  for  many  of  the  pro- 
gressive public  movements  which  have  marked  the  development  and  upbuilding  of  the 
city,    . 

Mr.  Dittemore  is  numbered  among  the  promineot  members  of  the  Kiilghts  of  Pythias 
and  for  ten  years  was  master  of  finance.  He  has  also  been  very  active  in  the  Pythian 
Grand  Lodge  of  Idaho  and  he  beKmgs  to  the  Elks  Lodge,  No.  1264,  of  Coeur  d'Alene. 
His  political  endorsement  ie  given  to  the  democratic  party,  but  while  he  keeps  well 
informed  an  the  questions  and  issues  of  the  day  he  has  never  sought  or  desired  office, 
preferring  to  concentrate  his  efforts  and  attention  upon  bis  business  afFalrs  and  to  render 
public  service  as  a  private  citizen.  He  is  today  one  of  the  best  known  men  of  the  Coeur 
d'Alene  country  snd  there  Is  no  one  more  active  In  furthering  the  progress  and  improve- 
ment of  this  section  than  he.  Mr.  Dittemore  la  particularly  well  known  as  a  champion 
of  good  roads  and  there  Is  no  well  formulated  plan  for  the  advancement  and  i 
of  his  section  of  the  state  that  does  not  receive  his  endorsement  and  support. 


Richard  B.  French,  filling  the  position  of  county  commissioner  of  Blaine  coanty 
and  making  his  heme  at  Hifley,  was  born  in  Idaho  City,  Idaho,  July  4,  187$,  his  parents 
being  Richard  and  Ann  (Large)  French,  the  former  a  native  of  Kingston,  New  Hamp- 
shire, while  the  latter  was  born  In  Ireland.  The  father  made  the  trip  around  Cape  Horn 
to  California  and  in  1S68  he  took  up  the  occupation  of  mining,  while  In  1862  he  removed 
tj>  Florence,  Idaho,  where  he  was  also  identified  with  mining  Interests.  In  1865  he 
removed  to  Idaho  City,  where  he  engaged  In  placer  mining  tor  a  number  of  years,  but 
becoming  ill  of  rheumatism  he  went  east  and  passed  away  at  Haverhill,  Massachusetts, 
when  aizty-two  years  of  age.  His  wife,  who  had  also  made  the  trip  around  Oape  Horn 
to  California  In  the  early  days,  died  at  Broadford,  Idaho,  when  sixty-two  years  of  age. 
Their  marriage  had  been  celebrated  In  Florence  In  1864.  Mr.  French  gave  his  political 
allegiance  to  the  democratic  pirty. 

Atchard  B.  French  spent  his  boyhood  days  at  Idaho  City  to  the  age  of  six  years  and 
then  went  to  California,  where  he  resided  until  he  reached  the  age  of  seventeen.  In  1889 
he  located  at  BellevUe,  Blaine  county,  Idaho,  where  he  followed  mining  until  1914,  when 
he  removed  to  Hailey  and  took  charge  of  the  Croesus  mine.  In  1918  and  1919  he 
engaged  In  the  real  estate  bualneaa  In  Hailey.  In  1917  he  was  appointed  one  ot  the 
coanty  commissioners  ot  Blaine  county  and  Is  still  filling  that  poslticm.  His  political 
support  has  always  been  given  to  the  democratic  party. , 

In  1904  Mr.  French  was  married  to  Miss  Katherlne  Roberts,  a  native  of  Wales  and 
a  daughter  ot  Joseph  and  Elizabeth  (Williams)  Roberts,  who  came  to  the  United  States 
during  the  girlhood  days  of  their  daughter.  Mrs.  French,  taking  up  their  abode  in 
Bellevue,  Idaho.  Both  Mr.  and  Mrs.  French  have  now  been  residents  ot  this  state  for  a 
long  period  and  have  been  Interested  witnesses  of  its  growth  and  development,  Mr. 
French  at  all  times  bearing  his  part  In  the  work  ot  general  Improvement  and  progress. 


Herman  A.  Shellenberger,  manager  of  the  Boise  branch  ot  the  Mutual  Creamery 
Company,  was  bom  at  Fort  Scott.  Kansas,  August  20,  1874,  a  son  ot  Herman  S.  and 
Elizabeth  (Askey)  Shellenberger,  who  were  natives  of  Pennsylvania  but  were  married 
In  Illinois.    The  father,  who  was  ot  Pennsylvania  Dutch  descent,  taught  school  In  early 

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manhood  and  later  devoted  his  attenttoa  to  the  cxxMipatton  of  tarmtng.  Por  eisht  yean 
he  waa  principal  of  the  schools  of  Port  Scott.  Kansae.  He  has  now  passed  away,  but 
the  mother  survlTes  him  and  Is  UvIde  at  Coenr  d'Alene,  Idaho. 

Herman  A.  Shellenberger  was  reared  upon  a  farm  near  Red  Oak,  Iowa,  and  after 
completing  the  courses  taught  In  the  public  schools  he  spent  one  year  In  the  Iowa  State 
Agricultural  College  at  Ames.  He  was  also  a.  student  in  an  Iowa  normal  schoiri  and 
la  early  manhood  he  hecame  Identified  with  the  creamery  huslness  at  Fostoria.  Iowa. 
He  has  been  active  in  this, line  of  business  to  a  greater  or  less  extent  from  the  age  of 
twenty-four  years  In  Iowa,  Michigan  and  Idaho.  In  Michigan  he  spent,  five  years  In  the 
d&fry  and  fruit  department  of  the  state  as  Inspector  and  In  190S  he  came  to  Idaho, 
having  In  the  meantime  spent  two  years  In  the  province  of  Alberta,  Canada,  where  he 
was  engaged  in  the  cattle  business.  His  residence  In  Boise  dates  from  1913.  He  was 
formerly  manager  of  the  Boise  Cooperative  Creamery  Company,  but  in  1816  resigned 
that  position  to  become  manager  of  the  Boise  branch  of  the  Mutual  Creamery  Company, 
a  large  concern  that  has  a  chain  of  twelve  creameries  fn  eight  dltferent  states,  with 
general  headquarters  at  Salt  Lake  City.  The  business  Is  one  of  Importance. .  The  plant 
on  South  Ninth  street  was  erected  fn  1913  and  is  an  Impoelng  solid  concrete  etmcture 
of  generous  proportions,  equipped  throughout  with  modem  machinery  and  facilities  tor 
the  making  o(  Paeteurlied  creamery  butter  of  the  highest  quality.  The  plant  Is  a  valu- 
able addition  to  Boise's  Industrial  enterprises  and  under  Mr.  Shellenberger's  able  man- 
agement is  experiencing  a  successful  career. 

On  the  lOtb  of  March,  1896,  at  Fostoria.  Iowa,  Mr.  Shellenberger  was  married  to 
Miss  Hilda  Hansen,  a  native  of  that  place,  and  they  have  become  parents  of  a  son  and 
a  daughter,  Floyd  and  Myrtle,  aged  respectively  eighteen  and  thirteen  yeirs.  Mr. 
Shellenberger  Is  a  member  and  one  of  the  directors  of  the  Boise  Commercial  Club  and 
fraternally  is  connected  with  the  Benevolent  Protective  Order  of  Elks.  In  politics  he 
maintains  an  Independent  course,  voting  for  the  man  whom  he  regards  as  best  qualified 
for  offlce.  and  he  has  personally  never  been  a  candidate  for  ofBcIa)  preferment.  His 
time  has  been  fully  occup'ed  by  bis  business  affairs  and  his  energy  has  brought  him  to 
the  creditable  position  which  he  is  now  filling. 


John  A.  Kofoed,  clerk  of  the  district  court,  recorder  and  auditor  of  Franklin  oounty, 
was  bom  In  Weeton,  that  county,  February  19.  1867.  a  son  of  Hans  and  Thora  (Jensen) 
Kofoed,  natives  of  Denmark.  The  father  came  to  America  In  1S57  and  on  reaching  this 
country  went  to  Lehl,  Utah,  crossing  the  plains  with  the  famous  handcart  compiny, 
while  fain  wife  made  the  }oumey  by  ox  team  but  walked  most  of  the  way.  He  worked 
at  his  trade  of  shoemaker  In  the  winter  months  and  followed  farming  during  the  summer 
seasons.  About  1S64  he  removed  to  that  part  of  Oneida  county,  Idaho,  which  la  now 
Franklin  county,  and  there  be  acquired  a  tract  of  land  ne^r  Weston,  which  he  operated 
for  the  remainder  of  hla  life,  his  death  occurring  February  27,  1882.  He  was  always 
active  In  the  affzlrs  of  the  Church  of  Jesus  Chrlfit  of  Latter-day  Saints  and  held  varloos 
offices  in  the  church,  among  others  being  president  of  high  priests.  His  widow  died 
In  April,  IStfO. 

John  A.  Kofoed  was  reared  and  educated  In  Franklin  county.  In  1890  he  took  up  a 
homestead  northwest  of  Weston,  which  he  Improved  and  operated  until  1913,  when 
Franklin  county  was  organized.  He  was  appointed  to  his  present  ofllci  by  the  gov- 
ernor and  h^s  been  reelected  at  eich  succeeding  election  since  that  year,  giving  the 
utmost  satisfaction  to  all  concerned. 

in  December,  1S89,  Mr.  Kofoed  was  married  to  Rozllpho  Campbell  and  five  children 
were  bom  to  them,  as  follows;  Rosella,  John  A.,  Eugene,  Thora  and  Nioml.  Mrs. 
Kofoed  died  November  27,  1901,  and  on  October  2,  1907,  Mr.  Kofoed  married  Ira  M. 
Crockett  by  whom  he  has  two  children:  Aleaae  end  Weldoa.  One  of  Mr.  Kotoed's  sons 
operates  the  farm,  which  he  still  owns.  During  the  World  war  John  A.  enlisted  In 
November,  1917,  becoming  a  member  of  the  Forty-seventh  Regiment  Machine  Gun 
Company,  and  during  his  service  of  seven  months  in  Prance  went  over  the  top  no  leas 
than  Ave  times.  He  was  In  Qermany  with  the  Army  of  Occupation  for  sixteen  months. 
Eugene  enlisted  In  August,  191S,  and  was  fn  the  service  for  eight  nonttu. 

Mr,  Kofoed  gives  his  support  to  the  democratic  party,  and  his  church  afflllatlcMi  Is 
with  the  Church  of  Jesus  Ciirlst  of  Latter-day  Saints,  for  which  he  went  on  a  mission 



to  tb6  nortbern  states  In  1SS9  and  returned  two  years  later.  He  served  um  clerk  ra  the 
Weeton  board  of  town  trusteeB  and  also  as  constable.  He  bas  alway*  glvea  earnest 
atteotion  to  th«  best  Interests  ot  the  commnnfty^  in  which  be  lives. 


Henry  A.  Sampson  of  the  Lakeside  Purnltare  Company,  conductioK  an  extenslre 
fumltnre  store  In  Coeur  d'Alene,  was  born  In  Albany.  Missouri,  January  27,  1871.  blB 
parents  being  I^ewis  and  Nancy  (Stark)  Simpson,  while  the  grandfatber  was  Rddam 
Stark,  a  soldier  ot  the  war  of  1SI2,  who  was  a  native  o(  Virginia.  Iiewls  Sampson  was 
bom  In  Clay  county,  Missouri,  and  his  wife  was  a  native  of  Kentucky.  He  followed 
farming  near  Albany  and  for  many  years  lived  in  Gentry  county,  Missouri,  where  bis 
father  planted  the  flrst  corn  raised  in  that  section  of  the  state.  Lewis  Sampson  was 
very  .actively  and  helpfully  Identified  with  the  moral  progress  of  the  commnnlty,  being 
a  sincere  and  active  member  ot  the  Christian  church. 

Henry  A.  Sampson  attended  the  public  and  high  schools  of  Albany,  Missouri,  and 
when  eighteen  years  of  age  became  connected  with  the  furniture  trade  In  Walla  Walla, 
'  Washington,  where  he  remained  for  thirteen  years.  On  the  eth  ot  April,  1906,  he  came 
to  Coeur  d'Alene,  where  he  establlsbed  a  furniture  store,  being  now  the  leading  dealer 
In  this  line  In  Kootenai  county,  carrying  an  extensive,  attractive  and  carefully  selected 

Hr.  Sam[>son  was  united  In  marriage. to  Miss  Nannie  Carey,  a  native  ot  Kansas 
City,  Missouri,  whose  people  were  representatives  of  an  old  family  of  Case  county. 
HlsBourl.  Both  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Sampson  occupy  a  prominent  social  position  and  have 
been  identified  with  many  interests  contributing  to  the  welfare  of  the  Community  and 
the  uplift  of  the  individual.  Mrs.  Sampson  compiled  a  history  of  all  the  soldiers  who 
went  from  Coeur  d'Alene  to  the  World  war.  Hr.  Sampson  ie  a  valued  member  of  tbe 
Chamber  of  Commerce,  of  which  be  was  president  from  1916  until  1919,  and  he  Is  one 
ot  but  two  life  members  of  the  organization.  He  has  also  been  president  of  the  Mer- 
chants' Association,  which  he  aided  In  organizinK.  Hfs  political  allegiance  Is  given  to 
the  democratic  party  and  In  1916  be  was  a  member  of  the  county  central  committee  and 
baa  done  much  to  further  the  Interests  ol  the  democratic  organliatlon  in  the  state. 
He  belongs  to  the  Rowing  Club,  bas  been  a  member  ot  the  Regatta  Association,  Is  Iden- 
Ufled  with  the  Benevolent  Protective  Order  of  Elks  and  the  Knights  ot  Pythias  and  his 
religious  faith  Is  that  of  the  Methodist  church.  During  the  war  period  hie  patriotic 
service  ranked  him  as  one  hundred  per  cent  American.  He  took  part  In  all  the  drives 
and  In  every  plan  and  project  to  sustain  financially  the  government  and  prcnnote  the 
welfare  of  the  soldiers  In  camp  and  field. 


.  Charles  D.  Goaslind,  a  well  known  and  prominent  cltlsen  of  Preston,  Franklin  county, 
at  present  and  for  some  years  past  filling  the  office  of  county  assessor  and  otherwise 
identified  with  public  aSalrs,  was  bom  In  Richmond,  Utah,  November  18,  1860,  a  son  of 
Jbhn  and  Susan  (Allen)  Ooaslind,  the  father  being  a  native  of  Kentucky  and  the  mother 
ot  Illinois.  John  Goaslind.  who  was  a  mlUwrlKbt  by  trade,  crossed  the  plains  to  Utah 
about  1864  and  his  wife  also  made  the  Journey  to  that  state  with  Mormon  emigrants. 
He  built  the  flrst  sawmill  in  Salt  Lake  valley  and  also  built  other  sawmills  and  grist 
mills  in  that  district.  In  1864,  when  Franklin  county,  Idaho,  waa  still  a  part  Of  Oneida 
comity,  he  located  there  and  at  Franklin  built  the  first  sawmill  and  the  first  grist  mill 
erected  In  the  state.  Franlilln  Is  admitted  to  be  the  oldest  town  in  the  state  and 
Mr.  Ooaslind  continued  to  reside  there  to  the  end  ot  his  life.  He  continued  to  engage 
in  the  sawmill  and  grist  mill  business  and  also  operated  a  threshing  outflt  and  some- 
times turned  his  band  to  surveying.  He  took  an  active  Interest  In  the  affairs  of  the 
Mormon  church.  He  died  In  June,  1878.  His  widow  Is  still  living,  making  her  home 
at  Logan,  Utah. 

Charles  D.  Ooaslind  was  reared  In  Franklin  county,  the  district  schools  ot  which 
he  attended,  later  taking  a  course  In  the  Brlgham  Young  College,  at  Logan.  Utah,  from 
which,  he  was  graduated  with  the  class  of  1896.    Following  his  graduation  he  was  made 



clerk  of  the  Oneida  stake,  wblch  office  he  held  for  sixteen  years,  and  at  the  same  time 
he  was  employed  as  bookkeeper,  at  which  occupation  he  continued  to  work  tor  a  con- 
siderable period.  He  was  then  appointed  as  state  insurance  commlsslimer  and  ex  offldo 
state  examiner,  remaining  in  that  position  for  two  terms.  The  appointment  was  first 
made  by  Oovernor  Gooding  and  he  was  reappointed  by  Gorernor  Brady.  On  bis  return 
home,  be  followed  tarmlns  until  1915,  when  be  was  appointed  to  fill  an  unexpired  term 
as  county  assessor,  and  in  tbe  fall  ot  1916  he  was  elected  to  that  office,  bringing  to  bis 
dutiea  a  keen  business  sagacity,  which  has  given  satiefaction  to  all  who  are  affected 
by  the  scope  oF  his  official  work. 

In  March,  ISSG,  Mr.  Ooaslind  was  married  to  Clara  Parkinson,  and  they  became  tbe 
parents  of  one  child,  Charles  Earl,  born  In  April,  1889.  Mrs.  Goasllnd  died  in  January, 
1897,  and  February  23,  189S,  be  was  married  to  Carrie  C.  Parkinson,  a  sister  of  his  first 
wife,  and  to  that  marriage  four  children  were  born:  Clara  P.,  Carol  P.,  lone  and 
George  D.  Mr.  Ooaslind  ts  an  ardent  member  of  the  Church  ot  Jesus  Christ  of  Latter-day 
Saints  and  Is  high  counselor  of  the  Oneida  stake,  which  position  be  also  filled  before 
be  went  to-  work  for  the  state.  In  18S6  be  went  to  England  on  a  mfssltHi  lor  the 
diurch  and  returned  in  188T.  Politically  be  gives  bis  support  to  the  republican  party, 
the  principles  of  which  be  warmly  advocates,  and  in  all  matters  Intended  to  advance  the 
public  welfare  be  is  generally  found  lending  a  helping  band. 


Major  Francis  Leo  Quigley,  whose  official  title  Is  the  Indication  of  tbe  active  service 
which  he  rendered  to  his  country  In  tbe  World  war.  Is  successfully  practicing  his  pr» 
tession  in  Wallace,  where  he  located  In  1906.  He  has  been  and  is  the  surgeon  for  many 
of  tbe  Important  corporations  In  this  section  of  the  state  and  has  gained  high  pro- 
fessional standing.  A  native  of  Kansas,  he  was  bom  at  Salini^  October  21,  1879,  his 
parents  being  John  B.  and  Maggie  T.  (Hurray)  Quigley. 

Residing  at  the  place  of  his  nativity  during  the  period  ot  his  boyhood  and  youth, 
he  there  attended  school  and  afterward  became  a  student  in  St.  Mary's  College,  which 
conferred  upon  him  the  Bachelor  ot  Arts  d^ree  at  his  graduation  with  the  class  o| 
1900.  He  determined  upon  tbe  practice  of  medicine  as  a  life  work  and  with  that  end 
in  view  became  a  student  in  tbe  medical  department  of  tbe  Georgetown  University  at 
Washington,  D.  C,  and  was  graduated  with  the  H.  D.  degree  as  an  alumnus  of  1904. 
He  then  entered  the  Georgetown  University  Hospital,  where  for  two  months  he  served 
as  Interne,  and  next  became  resident  physician  at  St.  Joseph's  Hospital  In  St.  Joseph. 
Missouri  Three  months  later  he  was  appointed  to  the  United  States  Marine  Hospital 
service,  being  stationed  first  as  assistant  surgeon  in  the  Marine  Hospital  at  Portland. 
Maine,  and  later  In  the  Marine  Hospitals  of  New  York  and  Boston.  When  fifteen  months 
had  passed  in  that  connection  be  came  to  Idaho  and  on  the  1st  of  January,  1906,  took 
np  the  dutiea  ot  assistant  to  Dr.  France  ot  Wardner,  chief  surgeon  of  the  Bunker  Hill  ft 
Sullivan  Mining  A  Concentrating  Company.  In  tbe  following  December,  however,  he 
resigned  his  position  and  removed  to  Wallace,  being  made  a  member  of  the  staff  of 
Providence  Hospital.  He  Is  recognized  as  an  able  and  learned  physician  who  has  steadily 
progressed  in  bis  profession,  dally  acquiring  added  skill  as  a  surgeon  and  diagnostician. 
In  1909  he  became  surgeon  for  the  Northern  Pacific  Railroad  Company,  also  for  tbe 
Federal  Mining  £  Smelting  Comiiany,  the  Heda  Mining  Company,  tbe  Snowstorm, 
Hunter  and  Interstate  Mining  Companies  and  the  Coeur  d'Alene  Iron  Works.  In  1907 
he  was  appointed  aSBlstant  county  physician  ot  Shoshone  county  and  two  years  later 
was  advanced  to  tbe  position  ot  county  physician  and  health  officer,  serving  until  1911. 
Bis  various  duties  as  surgeon  for  tbe  different  corporations  with  which  he  Is  profes- 
sionally Identified,  the  responsibilities  of  the  public  offices  that  he  has  held  and  a  large 
private  practice  have  kept  him  constantly  busy.  He  does  not  hesitate  to  sacrifice 
his  personal  comfort  and  welfare  for  the  good  of  his  patients  and  Is  most  conscientious 
in  the  performance  ot  all  of  bis  professional  duties. 

Dr.  Quigley  was  united  in  marriage  to  Miss  Savage,  a  daughter  of  Jeremiah  H. 
Savage,  one  ot  the  pioneers  of  tbe  Coeur  d'Alene  mining  district,  who  came  here  in  1883 
end  engaged  in  placer  mining.  Dr.  and  Mrs.  Quigley  have  three  children:  Vlrglala, 
Oenevlave  and  Marion. 

In  politics  Dr.  Quigley  is  an  earnest  republican,  active  In  support  ot  tbe  principles 
of  the  party.    In  the  hour  of  crisis,  when  tbe  good  of  the  country  transcended  all  par- 



meat  aai  wm  eoinmEMfoiiMl  a  eapUln  at  thm  Medln]  Corpa  of  tbe  United  Stataa  mimj 
ia  JbITi  UU.  He  organiiei  ud  wn  commuidiBS  oAcer  of  Bue  Ho^rttsl  No.  IOC, 
later  was  tnuuTerred  to  Baae  HoepUai  NO.  IM  end  tlien  to  OrMBleef  Bo^ltal  No,  IXL 
He  went  to  Cemp  Wheeler  tn  Septmber,  UlS.  end  rabeeqnentljr  to  Caup  Upbn.  He 
Mlled  tor  Pnnce  with  Bue  HoqiitaJ  Dolt  No.  IH.  wUcli  be  bad  orsulsad,  and  arrind 
oreneaa  In  Norember,  {troceeding  to  Tanncs  (Mortrfban),  France,  where  be  bad  cbarR* 
of  a  baae  bo^itaL  He  eerved  in  France  ontil  Jnlr.  1919.  and  was  promoted  to  the  rank 
of  major. 

Dr.  Qaicler  U  a  member  of  Wallace  Lodge  No.  Ul,  B.  P.  O.  E..  also  of  the  Modem 
Woodmen  of  America  and  the  United  Commercial  TraTClere  of  Kansas.  He  U  gnal 
kalgtat  of  (he  KnlKhle  of  Colnmbne  in  Wallace  Lodge,  baring  held  the  oOee  fw  eerea 
rears,  and  for  two  years  he  was  stale  deputy  of  the  order.  He  Is  commander  of  HersdMi 
T.  Bdwarda  Poet  of  tbe  American  Legion  and  Is  president  of  the  Shoahone  CovBtr 
Hedfcal  Sodetr.  He  belongs  to  tbe  National  GetKSrapblc  Society  and  bis  Interests  are 
broad  and  Tarled.  He  has  made  rapid  progrees  in  his  professional  work  and  his  al>Ult7 
has  gained  for  him  a  ponitioo  of  prominence  as  a  surgeon  of  northern  Idaho. 

F.  S.  SCOBBB. 

F.  S.  Scobee.  a  well-fcncTwn  representative  of  Inanrance  interests  In  Idaho,  malntaln- 
tng  offices  at  Mnllan,  Wallace  and  Bnrke.  Shoshmie  oonnty,  was  bom  at  Parts,  Hlssovrl, 
January  IS,  1S83.  He  there  pursued  tals  education  in  the  public  schools  and  also  attended 
the  National  Business  College  at  Quincy.  Illinois.  In  early  life  he  took  np  tbe  study  of 
telegraphy  and  became  an  operator  on  tbe  Bnrllugton  *  Hannibal  Railroad,  fllllng  that 
position  for  tour  years.  In  1906  be  arrired  In  Idiho,  eatabltsblng  his  home  at  Hnllau. 
Por  seren  years  be  was  connected  with  tbe  United  Storee  Company  and  In  1914  he 
ertablistaed  an  Insnrance  agency,  since  which  time  he  has  handled  all  kinds  of  InsuraneeL 
He  has  written  a  large  number  of  policies  and  with  every  phase  of  the  buslnees  Is 
thorongbly  familiar,  his  success  resalting  from  his  dose  application' and  Indefatigable 

In  IMS  Mr.  I^bee  was  united  in  marriage  to  Miss  Winie  Shields,  of  MuUan,  a 
dai^bter  of  W.  R.  Shields,  mentioned  elsewhere  In  this  work.  Ftatemally  Mr.  Soobee 
Is  connected  with  the  Benevolent  Protective  Order  of  Elks,  his  membership  being  In 
Lodge  No.  831.  He  belongs  to  Mallan  Lodge  No.  50,  A.  F.  «  A.  M.,  of  which  he  is  now 
worshlpfnl  master.  He  Is  alio  a.  member  of  Hultda  Chapter,  Order  of  the  Extern  Star; 
of  the  Scottish  Rile  Consistory  at  Coeur  d'AIene;  and  of  tbe  Mystic  Shrine  at  Spokane. 
He  Is  Interested  In  aOalrs  relating  to  tbe  upbuilding  and  progress  of  tbe  dty  and  has 
served  as  a  member  of  the  city  council.  He  Is  likewise  a  member  of  the  Shoshone 
County  Council  of  Defense.  Those  who  know  Mr.  Scobee  never  for  a  moment  question 
his  loyalty  to  or  earnest  support  of  any  ciuse  which  be  espoiBes.  and  when  hla  aid  is 
needed  along  tbe  line  of  general  welfare  It  la  freely  given.  < 


Henry  P-  tiilndeman,  mayor  of  Coeur  d'AIene  and  one  ot  the  moat  active  and  pro- 
gressive bnsinesB  men  of  the  city,  widely  kno^  as  tbe  secretary  and  treosnrer  ot  tbe 
Coeur  d'AIene  Oraln  ft  Milling  Company,  was  bom  tn  Sm  Francisco,  June  23,  1SS6.  His 
parents,  John  and  Anna  (Wlttorf)  OUndemaa.  were  both  natives  of  Germany.  The 
father,  who  was  bom  in  Scbleswlg-Holsteln.  died  at  Walla  W&Ila,  Washington,  Novem- 
ber 9,  1909.  Tbe  mother  came  to  the  United  States  when  only  two  years  of  age,  while 
the  father  was  a  youth  of  sixteen  when  he  crossed  the  Atlantic  to  the  new  world.  He 
became  a  farm  band  In  California  and  in  1898  removed  to  lAtah,  Washington,  where 
be  took  up  the  occupitlon  of  firming,  winning  notable  succeBS  In  that  connection  and 
gaining  a  place  alnong  the  prominent  agrlculturlBts  of  that  region,  there  residing  nntil 
his  death.  His  widow  afterward  removed  to  Coeor  d'AIene,  where  she  now  makes  her 
home.  Hor  younger  son,  Herbert  L..  was  a  member  ot  Battery  B  ot  the  One  Hundred 
and  Forty-sixth  Field  Artillery  during  the  World  war  and  was  on  duty  In  France  tor 



nlnetoen  montbi.     Hs  1b  now  a  promlnant  memlMr  ot  the  AmerlCAn  L«EioD  of  Ooenr 

Henry  P-  Ollndemui  attended  the  schocdB  of  San  Francisco  and  of  Liatah,  Wuh- 
Ington,  and  afterward  purBned  a  course  In  a  business  college  at  Spokane.  His  Identifica- 
tion wltb  Coeur  d'AIene  dates  from  1906,  at  which  time  he  took  up  clerical  work  here. 
His  deTelopins  powers,  buslnega  experience,  enterprise  and  Isudable  ambition  at  length 
qualined  htm  for  Important  service  In  the  business  world  and  In  1910  he  became  the 
secretary  and  treasurer  of  the  Coeur  d'AIene  Grain  ft  Milling  Company,  wboleeale  and 
retail  dealers  In  and  manufacturer b  of  flour,  cereals  and  by-prodncts.  This  Is  one  ot  the  . 
Important  prednctive  Industries  and  commercial  Interests  ot  Coeur  d'AIene.  The  busi- 
ness has  been  thoroughly  systematized,  the  plant  splendidly  equipped,  and  the  results 
achieved  have  been  most  satisfactory,  owing  to  the  enterprising  methods  of  Mr.  Ollnde- 
man  and  bin  associates. 

In  1908  Mr.  QUndeman  was  married  to  Hiss  I^ura  M.  Buchanan,  ot  Lltchtleld, 
Minnesota,  and  they  have  three  children:  Luolle  H.,  Portia  M.  and  William  H.  In 
tnttemal  relations  Mr.  Olindeman  is  widely  known.  He  belongs  to  Kootenai  Lodge 
Mo.  24,  A.  P.  ft  A.  M.,  of  which  he  Is  a  past  master  and  now  the  secretary.  He  Is  also 
past  commander  of  the  Knight  Templar  Commandery  No.  8,  a  Scottish  Rite  Mason,  a 
member  of  the  Mystic  Shrine  at  Spokane,  and  has  been  grand  marshal  ot  the  grand 
lodge  of  Idaho  and  grand  senior  warden  ot  the  grand  commandery.  He  likewise  belongs 
to  the  Elks  Lodge  No.  1264  ot  Coeur  d'AIene.  He  has  been  very  active  in  civic  affairs, 
especially  In  snpport  of  the  projects  promoted  by  the  Chamber  of  Commerce.  In  politics 
he  Is  an  earnest  republican  and  from  1916  to  1917  was  president  ot  the  school  board  af 
CouT  d'AIene.  During  the  World  war  he  was  very  active  in  all  the  drives  In  support 
of  the  federal  government  and  for  the  Interests  ot  the  BoldierB  In  camp  and  field  and 
was  captain  of  a  team  in  District  No.  4  and  at  all  tlmee  was  very  suooessfnl  in  putting 
bis  district  over  the  top.  In  1919  he  was  elected  mayor  ot  Coeur  d'AIene  by  acclamation 
and  is  giving  to  the  city  an  administration  that  ts  effective  In  its  support  of  all  valuable 
civic  Interests  and  tar-reachIng  in  Its  results. 


Frank  A.  Swanson,  a  rancher  and  orcbardtat  living  six  miles  west  <rf  Boise,  wob 
bom  In  Sweden.  July  S,  1869.  His  parents,  both  of  whom  are  now  deceased,  never 
came  to  the  United  States.  The  son  remained  a  resident  of  Sweden  to  the  age  of  fifteen 
years  and  then  came  alone  to  the  new  world,  hts  maternal  grandparents.  Swan  and 
Christina  Gabrlelson.  being  at  that  time  residents  ot  Hetiry  county,  Illinois.  Prank  A. 
Swanson  made  his  way  direct  to  their  home  and  resided  with  them  until  he  had  at- 
tained hts  majority.  In  1894  he  went  to  Burt  county,  Nebraska,  and  engaged  In  farm- 
ing cm  bis  own  account,  there  carrying  on  agricultural  pursuits  tor  ten  years  upon  a 
tract  ot  one  hundred  and  twenty  acres  of  land  which  he  owned  during  the  latter  part 
ot  his  residence  In  that  section.  He  paid  flfteen  dollars  per  acre  for  this  land  at  a 
time  when  all  acreage  property  was  very  cheap  and  when  corn  sold  for  but  a  few 
cents  per  bushel.  At  length  he  disposed  of  bis  farm  in  Nebraska  in  1903  and  came  to  | 
Idaho,  since  which  time  he  has  been  a  resident  ot  the  Boise  valley,  continuously  devot- 
ing his  attention  to  farm  work.  In  1906  he  bought  his  present  ranch  six  mtlea  west 
ot  Boise,  becoming  owner  ot  a  forty-acre  tract  of  unimproved  land,  upon  which  there 
were  no  buildings,  no  orchards  and  in  tact  there  was  no  indication  of  development  ot 
any  kind  save  that  fences  had  been  built.  Today  this  Is  an  excellent  proper^,  highly 
Improved  with  splendid  buildings,  including  a  large  silo.  Five  acres  of  the  land  is  in 
bearing  orchard,  all  ot  the  fruit  treee  having  been  planted  by  Mr.  Swanson.  The  ranch 
is  situated  tn  a  district  where  property  la  valued  at  from  three  to  seven  hundred  dol- 
lars per  acre.  In  1906  the  Bolse-Nampa  Interurban  Railway  was  built  past  hts  door 
and  this  adds  much  to  the  value  ot  his  place,  bringing  him  Into  immediate  connection 
with  the  city  through  excellent  transportation  tacllitles.  Mr.  Swanson  keeps  about 
twelve  good  dairy  cows  of  the  Holeteln  breed  and  altogether  his  farm  is  an  excellent 

On  the  16th  ot  March,  1910,  Mr.  Swanson  was  married  to  Mrs.  Ida  Ross,  n6e  Smith, 
and  they  now  have  one  daughter,  Luella  Ross  Swanson.  The  parents  and  daughter 
are  members  of  the  Christian  church  ot  Ustlck  and  are  much  interested  In  the  moral 
progress  and  development  ot  the  community. 

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Mr.  Swanson  is  «  member  trf  the  Woodmen  of  tbe  World  and  also  of  the  Inde- 
pendent Order  ot  Odd  Fellows.  Both  he  and  his  wife  glre  their  political  support  to  the 
republican  party  and  while  In  Nebraska  he  held  the  office  of  road  overseer.  Hn. 
Swauton  Is  mncb  interested  In  the  sappreaalon  of  the  liquor  traffic  and  Is  a  mem- 
ber of  The  Woman's  Christian  Temperance  Union,  of  which  she  has  been  the  president, 
and  also  belongs  to  the  Apple  Blossom  Club  erf  Ustlck.  She  was  bom  In  Carrcril  conntr. 
Hlssonri,  September  24,  18S8,  a  daufhter  of  the  Rer.  J<diii  D.  Smith,  a  member  of  the 
Christian  church  and  a  veteran  ot  tbe  CItII  war.  who  serred  with  the  rank  of  cap- 
tain during  the  last  year  of  tbe  conflict,  baring  been  commissioned  captain 
of  Company  C,  Fifth  Kentucky  Cavalry.  He  paaaed  away  about  thirty  years  ago.  His 
wife,  who  bore  the  maiden  name  ot  Mary  Ellen  Denton,  died  about  six  years  ago.  Tbetr- 
daughter,  Mrs.  Swanson,  has  made  tor  herself  a  most  creditable  and  enviable  position 
In  tbe  social  circles  of  Ustlck  snd  vicinity,  while  Hr.  Swanson  has  gained  a  most  creditable 
place  as  a  rancher  and  orcbardist.  He  has  never  had  occasion  to  regret  his  determina- 
tion to  come  to  the  new  world.  He  has  never  returned  to  Sweden  since  flrst  crossing 
tbe  Atlantic  and  as  the  years  have  passed  has  embraced  tbe  (vportnnltles  and  ad- 
vantages here  ottered  until  in  the  course  of  years  he  haa  gained  substantial  success 
m  connection  with  tbe  production  ot  crops  and  the  raising  ot  fruit  in  Ada  county. 


Hon.  Charles  W.  Booth,  filling  the  office  of  state  senator  from  Lewis  county,  fol- 
lows (he  occupation  ot  (arming  as  a  lite  work  and  has  made  his  home  in  Idaho  since 
1S96.  He  was  born  In  tbe  province  of  Ontario,  Canada,  April  16,  1866,  and  Is  the  eldest 
ion  of  John  and  Sarah  Ann  (Wilcox)  Q90th,  who  removed  with  their  family  to  the 
'state  of  Minnesota,  where  be  spent  his  yonth  npon  a  farm  and  during  that  period 
acquired  bis  early  education  in  district  schools.  He  left  school  at  the  age  of  seventeen 
and  when  nineteen  years  of  age  made  his  way  westward  to  tbe  state  of  Washington, 
where  he  resided  for  eleven  years,  devoting  his  attention  to  general  farming. 

In  1896  Mr.  Booth  took  n^  his  abode  in  Lewis  county,  Idaho,  which  was  then  a 
part  of  old  Nei  Perce  county,  and  through  the  intervening  years  be  has  continued  his 
farm  work  and  has  also  condncted  other  important  business  interests.  He  Is  now 
the  vice  president  ot  the  Union  State  Banic  at  Nesperce.  which  was  organised  In 
the  paries  of  his  own  home.  He  is  likewise  the  vice  president  of  the  Neiperce-Rocb- 
dale  Ccmpany,  a  concern  that  operates  three  grain  eleratora  and  also  owns  a  large 
hardware  and  Implement  store  at  Nesperce.  Mr.  Booth  Is  likewise  a  vice  president 
of  the  Trl-State  Terminal  Company,  with  heed  offices  at  Seattle,  Washington,  and  is 
the  general  sales  agent  of  the  Farmers  Union  Enterprises  of  the  Northwest,  a  concern 
whose  business  amounts  to  about  Ave  million  dollars  a  year.  This  concern  has  ten 
branches,  scattered  over  Oregon,  Washington  and  Idaho.  Mr.  Booth  is  likewise  active 
In  the  Farmers  Union,  an  organisation  that  covers  the  counties  ot  Nee  Perce,  Lewis 
and  Clearwater,  and  has  been  the  president  of  this  society  since  it  was  organised,  or  for 
a  period  of  ten  years.  Besides  all  of  these  important  activities  which  claim  his  atten- 
tion he  managed  his  farm  and  operated  a  threshing  machine  while  his  three  sons  were 
in  the  army,  thus  taking  up  the  labors  in  which  he  would  have  had  their  assistance. 
He  is  a  director  of  the  Nesperce  ft  Idaho  Railroad,  a  line  fourteen  mllee  In  length,  and 
there  Is  scarcely  a  feature  that  has  to  do  with  the  development,  upbuilding  and  Improve- 
ment of  his  section  of  the  state  In  which  he  Is  not  deeply  and  helpfully  interested. 

Tat  these  Mily  constitute  certain  phases  of  Mr.  Booth's  activities.  He  Is  chairman 
of  the  board  of  trustees  ot  the  Community  church  of  Nesperce,  which  is  a  union  ot  the 
Presbyterian  and  Methodist  churches  of  the  place.  They  occupy  a  fine  new  building 
and  Mr.  Booth  takes  a  helpful  part  in  promoting  the  church  work  and  Is  contributing 
to  its  support.  Fraternally  he  is  connected  with  the  Knights  of  Pythias  and  with  the 
Woodmen  of  the  World.  He  cloeely  studies  the  vital  political  and  public  problems  and 
has  taken  an  advanced  stand  upon  many  questions  of  deep  concern  to  community  and 
state.  He  Is  now  one  ot  the  Ave  directors  of  the  Non-Partlsan  League  of  tbe  state  ot 
Idaho  and  was  elected  on  the  ticket  of  that  organisation  to  the  office  of  state  senator 
in  the  fall  of  1018.  being  recognised  as  the  leader  among  the  farmers  of  his  county  who 
favor  the  non-partisan  attitude  In  political  affairs.  He  has  again  and  again  been  called 
to  leadership  along  tbe  various  lines  of  activity  to  which  he  has  directed  his  efforts. 
This  is  as  true  in  his  frat«mBl  relatione  as  in  other  connections,  for  he  has  served 



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aa  council  commander  of  Neiperce  Cunp,  No.  44%  of  tli«  Woodmen  of  the  World, 
for  twelTo  oonseootlTe  terms,  and  for  two  terms  he  was  chancellor  commander 
of  Amerlcns  Lodge,  No.  48,  K.  P.,  and  vas  twice  Iti  representative  to  the  Ora&d 
Lodge  tft  the  Knights  of  PythlaB  In  Idaho. 

On  the  21st  of  January,  1890,  Ur.  Booth  was  married  to  Miss  Annie  Laura  Peterson, 
of  Troy,  Idaho,  a  native  of  Indiana  and  a  daughter  of  a  Civil  war  veteran  who  served 
In  the  Unltm  army  and  who  came  to  Idaho  from  the  state  of  Washington.  Hr.  and 
Mrs.  Booth  have  become  parents  of  four  children,  Herbert  L.,  William  H.,  John  M.  and 
Ethel  M.,  the  last  named  the  wife  of  Frank  Collins.  All  of  the  sons  were  in  the  mill' 
tary  service  of  the  country  during  the  recent  war  and  one  of  them,  William  H.,  was 
killed  September  30,  19IS,  when  twenty-four  years  of  age,  while  participating  In  action. 
Herbert  was  at  Camp  Herrltt,  New  Jersey,  while  John  U.  was  In  Belgium  with  the 
United  States  forces,  connected  with  the  veterinary  department.  William  was  a  cor- 
poral of  the  Three  Hundred  and  Slxty-eecond  United  States  Infantry,  of  the  Nlnety-flrst 
Division.  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Booth  also  have  two  grandchildren,  caiarles  and  John  CoUlna, 
aged  respectively  seven  and  five  years. 

Throughout  his  entire  life  Senator  Booth  has  been  an  Indefatigable  worker.  He 
attacks  everything  with  contagions  enthnslsam,  which,  combined  with  his  sound  judg- 
ment, has  again  and  again  placed  him  in  poBttl(»iB  of  leadership.  His  chief  diversion 
is  the  Parmers  Union  activities  and  the  Non-ParUsan  League  movement  He  is  one  of 
the  most  active  of  the  men  of  the  state  along  these  lines.  He  was  three  times  a  delegate 
to  the  national  conventions  of  the  Termers  Union  and  was  one  of  the  committee  that 
went  to  Washington,  D.  C,  in  February,  1918,  to  secure  the  establishment  of  a  primary 
market  for  wheat  for  the  Pacific  coast  states.  The  o'blect  of  the  trip  was  accompllehed, 
the  market  being  established  at  Portland,  Oregon.  He  was  also  a  delegate  to  the 
national  convention  of  the  Non-Partisan  League  at  St  Paul,  Minnesota,  in  December, 
1918.  He  closely  studies  the  questions  which  are  to  the  statesman  and  the  man  of 
affairs  of  deep  Import  and  upon  all  vital  problems  he  keeps  abreast  with  the  best 
thinking  men  of  the  age. 


Addison  A.  Crane,  president  of  the  E^xchange  National  Bank  of  Coeur  d'Alene  and 
thus  active  in  directing  the  financial  policy  of  this  district — a  policy  which  Is  contrlbut- 
tug  to  its  subBtantial  development,  not  only  deserves  mention  by  reason  of  the  place 
which  he  has  made  ia  business  circles  but  also  by  reason  ot  the  part  which  he  has 
taken  In  support  of  public  afhtlrs  having  to  do  with  the  welfare,  interests  and  upbuild- 
ing of  the  state.  He  was  bom  at  Rosebnrg,  Oregon,  June  16,  1S61,  his  parents  being 
S.  W.  and  Elisabeth  (Jones)  Crane.  The  father,  a  native  of  Wlsconeln,  came  to  the 
west  with  his  parents  In  the  Hays  train  that  made  the  overland  trip  In  1862,  settling 
at  Winchester,  Oregon.  There  S.  W.  Crane  was  msrrted  at  the  age  ot  eighteen  yeatv 
to  Miss  Elizabeth  Jones,  who  had  loumeyed  to  the  northwest  with  her  parents  In  the 
overland  train  commanded  by  Jake  Jones.  Mr.  Crane  waa  a  pioneer  blacksmith  at 
Winchester  and  also  took  up  land  from  the  government.  He  went  through  all  of  the 
stirring  scenes,  thrilling  experiences  and  hardships  ot  frontier  life  and  aided  sub- 
stantially In  laying  the  foundation  for  present-day  progress  and  Improvement  in  the 
northwest  In  18G9  he  removed  to  Roeeburg,  Oregon,  and  operated  a  sawmill  on  the 
Umpqua  river,  also  conducting  a  large  general  store  In  the  town.  He  was  classed 
with  the  prominent  and  progressive  citizens  ot  that  locality,  where  he  remained  until 
bis  removal  to  Portland.  At  a  still  later  period  he  became  a  resident  of  Spokane, 
Washington,  where  be  was  engaged  in  the  printing  business,  and  in  1S91  he  arrived 
In  Idaho,  taking  np  his  abode  at  Harrison,  His  business  enterprise  and  progresslve- 
ness  soon  gained  him  rank  with  the  prcanlnent  merchants  ot  that  place.  His  p<dltlcal 
endorsement  was  given  to  the  repubUban  party.  His  demise  occurred  at  Harrison,  this 
state,  when  he  had  reached  the  age  of  sixty-eight  years. 

Addison  A.  Crane  attended  the  public  schools  ot  Roeeburg,  Oregon,  and  also  Blstaopi 
Scott's  school  in  Portland.  He  entered  upon  the  study  of  law  In  the  office  of  Judge 
Watson  of  the  latter  city.  On  the  5th  of  March,  1S91.  he  took  up  his  abode  at  Harrison, 
Idaho,  and  in  connection  with  his  brother,  W.  B.  Crane,  secured  as  a  homestead  claim 
the  present  town  Bite  of  Harrison  at  the  time  of  the  opening  of  the  Ooenr  d'Alene  In- 
dian reservation.     He  entered   upon  the  practice  of  law  in  Harrison  and  also   was 



promlDent  In  connectloD  witb  iU  pobllc  aod  political  actlTittea.  laboring  effectively  and 
earnestlr  to  promote  the  seneral  welfare.  EJadoraiag  the  repablican  partr.  he  did 
effective  wori<  to  promote  its  saccessee  and  several  times  was  made  a  delegate  to  iti 
state  conventloDS.  He  was  connected  with  the  Bank  of  Harrison  nntil  191&,  when  he 
removed  to  Coeur  d'Alene  to  accept  the  presidencr  of  the  Exchange  National  Bank 
of  this  city.  Through  the  Intervening  years  he  has  remained  at  the  bead  of  the  in- 
stltntion.  largely  shaping  its  policy  and  making  It  one  of  the  strong  moneyed  con- 
cerns of  this  section  of  the  state.  He  has  other  large  and  important  business  interests 
and  his  contribution  to  the  upbuilding  of  his  section  his  been  Important  and  extensive. 
Again  he  has  figured  prominently  In  connection  with  public  affairs.  In  1908  he  was 
made  a  presidential  elector  and  he  bad  previously,  in  1S92,  served  as  a  member  of  the 
state  legislature.  He  studies  closely  the  vital  problems  and  issues  of  the  day  and  his 
support  of  any  measure  is  an  assured  proof  of  his  t>ellef  in  Its  efficacy  as  a  factor  in 
good  government  or  as  an  element  in  the  general  growth  and  development  of  the  dis- 
trict and  commonwealth. 

At  Moscow,  Idaho,  Mr.  Crane  was  united  In  marriage  to  Miss  Elcata  Towns,  who 
was  bom  in  'Missouri.  They  have  become  parents  of  two  children,  Fred  D.  and  Lois 
A.  The  elder,  born  November  24.  1896,  was  graduated  from  the  public  schools  of  Coeur 
d'Alene  and  from  Columbia  University,  In  which  he  completed  a  law  course.  He  then 
engaged  In  law  practice  in  Coeur  d'Alene  until  after  America's  entrance  into  the  World 
war.  He  went  to  France  as  a  member  of  Battery  C..  One  Hundred  and  Forty-sixth  Field 
Artillery,  the  Idaho  Infantry  being  transformed  into  a  field  artillery  regiment  at  Camp 
Mills.  He  landed  at  Havre,  France.  December  24.  1917.  was  trained  at  Camp  Songe 
and  Cleremont-Ferrand.  proceeding  to  the  front  July  6,  191S.  He  took  part  In  the  battle 
of  Chateau  Thierry  on  the  9th  of  July,  was  on  active  duty  in  the  Vesle  region  at  St. 
Hfhlel.  the  Meuse  and  In  the  Argonne,  serving  as  a  corporal.  He  went  Into  Germany 
with  the  army  of  occupation  and  was  among  those  who  thus  demonstrated  the  splendid 
fighting  qualities  of  the  American  army — an  army  that  was  raised  and  trained  in  an 
Incredibly  short  time  and  which  proved  that  valor  Is  not  a  matter  of  training  alone  bat 
a  matter  of  the  spirit — an  almost  spontaneous  response  to  the  needs  of  the  hour  in  sup- 
port of  a  principle.  With  his  command  he  returned  home  and  he  has  been  active  In 
the  organization  of  the  American  Legion,  serving  on  the  executive  committee.  He  be- 
longs also  to  the  Masons  and  to  the  Elks,  while  Addison  A.  Crane  is  also  connected  with 
those  orgs nizat Ions.  The  family  Is  one  of  prominence  In  Coeur  d'Alene.  Addison 
A.  Crane  long  maintaining  a  position  among  thoee  substantial  citizens  who  have  con- 
tributed so  largely  to  the  improvement  and  development  of  the  northwest. 


Dr.  John  Newton  Alley,  a  specialist  on  the  treatment  of  diseases  of  the  chest  and 
recognized  as  one  of  the  eminent  members  of  the  medical  profession  In  Idaho,  who  In 
1916  was  president  of  the  Idaho  Medical  Society,  was  bom  at  Delano.  Minnesota,  June 
6,  1S7S,  his  parents  being  John  and  Lucy  G.  Alley.  In  the  public  schools  of  Pennsyl- 
vania be  began  his  education,  which  he  continued  in  the  Monong3.hela  College  of  Penn- 
sylvania, there  winning  the  Bachelor  of  Science  degree  In  1SS3.  He  prepared  for  his 
professional  career  as  a  studeivt  In  the  Jefferson  Medical  College  of  Phl^delphla  and 
won  his  M.  D.  degree  In  IS96.  Throughout  the  Intervening  period,  covering  almost  a 
quarter  of  a  century,  he  has  continued  In  the  active  practice  of  his  profession.  He 
was  connected  with  the  United  States  Tubercular  Service  from  1901  until  191S  and  he 
has  always  specialized  In  diseases  of  the  chest,  having  come  to  be  recognized  as  an 
authority  in  connection  therewith.  He  was  made  a  member  of  the  local  and  advisory 
boards  during  the  World  war  as  special  examiner  tor  diseases  of  the  chest,  his  ability 
In  that  direction  being  thus  recognized.  The  public  offices  which  he  has  held  have  al- 
ways been  in  the  direct  path  of  his  profession.  From  1916  until  1920  he  was  secretary 
of  the  board  of  health  of  Nez  Perce  county,  Idaho,  and  was  president  of  the  board  of 
health  of  Marshall  county.  West  Virginia,  from  1896  until  1898.  He  Is  also  a  member 
of  the  United  States  pension  board  at  Lewiston,  Is  a  member  of  the  Clinic  of  Lewlston 
and  is  a  valned  representative  of  the  Idaho  Medical  Society,  which  in  1915  honored 
him  with  election  to  the  presidency.  His  business  connections  outside  of  professional 
lines  have  been  limited  to  a  directorship  In  the  Bank  of  Benwood,  at  Benwood,  West 
Virginia,  since  1898. 

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Od  the  16tb  of  August,  1S99,  at  Beuwood.  Dr.  Alley  was  married  to  MIbb  HalUe  B. 
Martin,  ot  that  place,  a  daughter  of  Mrs.  Alice  Martin.  The  children  of  this  marriage 
are:  Ralph  Martin,  who  is  a  midshipman  of  the  United  States  Naval  Academy  at  An- 
napolis, Maryland:  John  Newton;  Alice  Virginia;  and  Frances  Elisabeth. 

In  his  political  views  Dr.  Alley  has  always  been  a  republican  since  age  conferred 
upon  him  the  right  of  franchise.  He  beloDgs  to  various  Masonic  bodies,  having  at- 
tained the  thirty-second  degree  of  the  Scottish  Rite,  and  Is  also  a  member  of  the  Mystic 
Shrine.  He  likewise  belongs  to  the  Lewlston  Commercial  Clnb  and  his  religious  faith 
is  Indicated  by  bis  membership  in  the  First  Presbyterian  church.  In  which  he  Is  serv- 
ing as  elder  and  clerk  of  the  session.  He  Is  actuated  in  all  that  he  does  by  high  Ideals 
and  his  life  work  has  been  far-reaching,  beneficial  and  resultant. 


Dr.  Henry  H.  Dutton  is  a  well  known  physician  and  surgeon  ot  Halley,  where  he 
has  built  up  a  gratifying  practice.  He  was  born  in  Barton,  Vermont,  on  the  11th  of 
July,  ISSS.  a  son  ot  Chauncey  and  Elisabeth  (Qudaell)  Button.  The  period  of  hia  boy- 
hood was  passed  in  the  Qreen  Mountain  state  and  be  supplemented  his  early  educational 
training  by  a  course  of  study  in  Barton  Academy,  while  subsequently  he  attended 
Goddard  Seminary  at  Barre.  Vermont.  He  next  became  a  student  in  Dean  Academy  ot 
Franklin,  Mftssachusetts,  and  then  matriculated  in  the  University  ot  Vermont,  where 
he  entered  upon  preparation  for  the  practice  ot  medicine  and  surgery.  In  the  tall 
of  1914  he  made  bis  way  to  San  Jose,  Calitomia,  and  for  two  years  was  an  interne  In 
the  Santa  Clara  County  Hospital,  after  which  he  opened  an  offlce  at  Bellevue,  Blaine 
county,  Idaho.  Thence  he  came  to  Halley  and  has  here  since  remained,  his  practice 
steadily  growing  as  he  has' demonstrated  his  skill  and  ability  in  coping  with  the  In- 
tricate problems  which  continually  confront  the  physician  in  bis  efforts  to  restore 
health  and  prolong  lite. 

In  1916  Dr.  Dutton  was  united  In  -marriage  to  Miss  Anna  McHugh,  a  native  ot 
Virginia  and  a  daughter  of  Patrick  McHuRb.  In  politics  the  Doctor  is  Independent, 
while  fraternally  he  is  Identifled  with  the  Masons,  the  Knights  of  Pythias  and  tbe  In- 
dependent Order  of  Odd  Fellows.  He  has  won  an  enviable  reputation  In  both  pro- 
tessiooal  and  social  circles  during  tbe  period  of  bis  residence  at  Hailey  and  is  widely 
recognized  as  a  young  physician  of  pronounced  ability  and  worth. 


A  very  general  feeling  of  regret  was  expressed  among  the  citizens  of  Preston  when 
tbe  late  Jemes  W.  Davis,  a  well  known  teacher,  passed  away  on  May  14,  1914.  He  was 
t>om  at  Clifton.  Franklin  county,  Idaho,  December  23.  1SS2,  a  son  of  Riley  and  Janette 
(McMarrln)  Davis.  Tbe  father  Is  a  native  ot  Iowa  and  was  one  of  the  pioneer  Mor- 
mons who  settled  in  Utah.  While  yet  a  boy  he  came  to  Franklin  county,  Idaho,  where 
he  has  engaged  In  farming  and  stockralsing  ever  since,  being  generally  regarded  as 
one  t^  the  most  successful  and  prosperous  farmers  in  his  part  of  the  county.  He  Is 
an  earnest  member  ot  the  Church  ot  Jesus  Christ  of  l>atter-day  Saints  and  Is  Interested 
in  all  Its  good  works.     Hla  wife  died  in  1894. 

James  W.  Davis  was  reared  in  Franklin  county,  the  district  schools  ot  which  he 
attended,  later  going  to  tbe  high  school  at  Logan,  Utah,  and  flnlshtng  at  the  State  Agri- 
cultural College  at  Logan.  He  then  entered  on  bis  lite  work  as  a  teacher  and  tangbt 
school  in  Clifton  and  Dayton,  Idaho.  He  gave  his  best  services  to  the  youth  placed 
under  his  supervision  and  performed  his  duties  with  zeal  and  fldellty  to  the  end  of 
his  life,  hla  death  taking  place  May  14,  1914. 

On  June  6.  1907.  Mr.  Davis  was  married  to  Harriet  E.  Bybee,  a  daughter  of  Wil- 
liam J.  and  Mary  E.  (Henderson)  Bybee.  the  former  a  native  ot  Iowa  and  the  latter  ot 
Utah.  Mr.  Bybee  engaged  In  farming  at  Lewlston,  Utah,  where  he  bought  a  tract  of 
Iftnd,  which  he  Improved  and  developed,  continuing  to  operate  his  farm  for  tbe  re- 
mainder ot  his  life.  He  died  June  3,  1919,  and  his  wife  passed  away  October  12,  1914. 
Mr.  and  Mrs.  Davis  became  the  parents  of  tour  children,  namely:     ClltTord  B.,  born 

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Febnury  26,  IMS;  Hilda.  September  20,  1M9;  CorneU  Ward,  DeeemlMr  8.  IBll;  and 
Warda,  April  18,  1914. 

Hr.  Darla  was  a  bishop  of  the  Chnrcta  ol  Jamis  Christ  of  Lattar-day  Salnu,  at  Clif- 
ton, Idaho,  Dp  to  the  time  at  his  death.  Be  was  an  ardent  suppmter  of  the  repabllcan 
partr  and  was  ehalnnan  of  the  town  oeatrnl  conmittee  for  a  considerable  time.  Bia 
actlTltlee  In  this  direction,  as  in  others,  were  cnt  short  by  his  death  at  the  earlr  ace  of 
thirty-one  years. 

In  the  fall  of  1918  Mrs.  Harriet  B.  DstIb  was  elected  to  tlie  offloes  of  conntr 
treasurer  and  tax  collector  of  Franklin  county,  the  duties  ot  which  she  Iiaa  been 
pertormlnK  with  exceptional  ability.  She  is  a  member  of  the  Chnrch  of  Jesos  Christ 
of  Latter-day  Saints  and  Is  stake  board  member  of  the  Tonng  Ladles  Mntoal  ImproTe- 
ment  Association,  In  the  affairs  of  wblch  sbe  takes  an  actire  and  practical  interest 
and  was  president  of  the  primary  for  some  time.  She  glres  her  sapport  to  the  re- 
publican party  and  to  all  tnovements  calculated  to  improve  the  sodsl  welfare  of  the 
community  In  which  she  lives. 

Jesse  M.  Parker  lives  on  a  ranch  comifrlslnK  thlrty-elKht  acres  and  sltoated  three 
and  a  halt  miles  northwest  of  Meridian,  where  he  has  resided  contlnnonsly  thronghoat 
'  the  past  eighteen  years.  He  was  born  In  Kosdnsko  county,  Indiana,  on  the  lltfa  of 
January,  1S60,  a  son  of  Reuben  and  Mary  (Rowe)  Parker.  He  lost  his  father  when 
but  six  years  of  age  and  was  reared  to  manhood  on  a  farm  in  his  native  county.  In 
1881,  after  attaining  his  majority,  he  removed  from  the  Hoosler  state  to  Frontier 
county,  Nebnulia,  where  he  continued  to  reside  for  twenty  years.  On  the  expiralon 
of  that  period  he  disposed  of  his  Interests  In  Nebraska  and  subsequently  spent  a  year 
in  Calitomia,  after  which  he  took  op  his  abode  on  his  present  ranch  in  Ada  county. 
The  property  is  splendidly  Improved  in  every  particular,  sbowlDg  the  careful  manage- 
ment and  cultivation  of  an  enerRetic  and  progressive  owner.  Mr.  Parker  raises  cotp 
■Iderable  fruit,  including  both  sweet  and  soar  cherries,  and  has  won  an  enviable  reputa- 
tion as  a  successfnl  and  enterprising  ranchman. 

It  was  while  residing  in  Kosdnsko  county,  Indiana,  at  the  age  of  twenty-one 
years,  that  Mr.  Parker  was  married  to  Miss  Unity  Jameson,  who  passed  away  In  Ne- 
braska, leaving  a  danghter,  now  Mrs.  Bessie  Cavln,  of  Wilder,  Canyon  county,  Idaho. 
On  the  11th  of  June,  1907,  Mr.  Parker  was  again  married,  his  second  union  t>elng  with 
HIbe  Emma  Relnhart,  whose  birth  occnrred  in  Kosciusko  county,  Indiana,  July  6,  1S6G. 
Her  parents,  James  \Dd  Ellsa  (Smith)  Relnhart,  are  both  deceased.  Mr.  Parker  re- 
turned to  Indiana  from  Idaho  to  be  married  in  Kosciusko  county.  He  Is  a  Master 
Mason  and  both  he  and  his  wife  give  their  political  allegiance  to  the  democratic  party. 
They  are  widely  recognized  as  people  of  genuine  personal  worth,  while  their,  many 
sterling  traits  of  character  have  won  them  popularity  among  a  large  circle  of  friends. 


John  H.  HcOrath,  chairman  of  the  board  of  commissioners  of  Ada  county,  makes  his 
home  three  miles  west  of  Eagle  and  has  been  successtnlly  identified  with  ranching  In- 
terests In  that  county  for  more  than  a  quarter  of  a  century.  His  Urth  occurred  In 
Muskingum,  Ohio,  December  16,  1SG9,'  and  he  was  the  first-born  of  Thomas  and  Louisa 
(Oreer)  McOrath,  who  had  a  family  of  eight  children,  seven  of  whom  still  survive. 
The  father  Is  now  living  In  the  vldnity  of  Eagle  with  his  son  George,  but  the  mother 
passed  away  In  Ada  county  In  1918. 

John  H.  McQrath  was  a  lad  of  eleven  years  when  in  1880  he  left  his  native  state 
and  accompanied  bis  parents  on  their  removal  to  Phillips  county,  Kansas.  His  educa- 
tion was  acquired  In  the  public  schools  of  the  Sunflower  state  and  he  grew  to  man- 
hood on  a  farm  In  Phillips  county.  It  was  also  in  tbat  county  that  be  was  married  in 
1S9D  to  Miss  Maggie  Holllogshead,  who  was  bom  In  Iowa  in  August,  1870.  They  have 
become  parents  of  four  children,  namely;  Sadie,  who  Is  now  the  wife  of  Rosa  Man- 
Chester;  Elsie,  who  Is  the  wife  of  Roy  Gale  and  resides  In  Sparta,  Oregon;  Roy  Arthur, 
who  la  married  and  resides  near  the  bome  of  his  parents;  and  Frank  Raymond,  who  is 

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twflntr  r«arB  of  age  and  Is  jet  under  the  parental  root,  ftoy  A.  McQrath  1b  a  Teteran 
of  the  World  war,  haying  serred-  with  the  Quartermasters  Corps  In  San  Francisco. 

Mr.  and  Mrs.  McGrath  came  to  Idaho  with  their  two  children  In  18Sf  and  the 
former  has  elnce  been  actively  Identified  with  ranching  Interests  In  the  Ttdnltr  of 
Eagle.  He  has  prospered  In  his  undertakings  as  the  rears  have  passed  and  Is  now 
.  In  excellent  Dnanclal  circumstances,  owning  two  fine  ranches  between  Eagle  and  Star,  In 
Ada  county.  He  also  has  a  nnmher  of  Holstein  dalrr  cows  and  bla  home  ranch  is  well 
Improved  In  erery  particular. 

In  politics  Mr.  McQrath  Is  a  republican  and  his  fellow  townsmen,  rect^nlzlng  his 
worth  and  abilttr,  have  called  him  to  position  of  public  trust.  He  held  the  offlce  of 
road  overseer  for  more  thati  twenty  rears  or  until  elected  county  commissioner,  In 
the  fall  of  1918.  This  board,  of  which  he  Is  acting  as  chairman,  has  recently  been  en- 
trusted with  the  expenditure  ftf  one  million  dollars  tor  county  roads  and  In  this  con- 
nection heavT  responslbllltleB  devolve  upon  him.  but  all  who  know^John  H.  McQrath  feel 
assared  that  he  will  prove  equal  to  the  task,  tor  he  has  bad  many  years'  experience  in 
road  work.  The  cltlsens  ot  Ada  county  recently  voted  a  million  dollar  bond  Issue  for 
the  Improvement  of  the  roads  and  the  present  board  of  commissioners  Is  now  ex- 
ecuting two  of  the  largest  pieces  of  road  construction  ever  undertaken  In  the  county, 
<aie  being  the  paving  of  the  state  highway  from  Boise  to  Star  by  the  bttnUthlc  process 
and  the  other  being  the  constpictlon  of  a  good  road  to  Arrowrock  Dam.  These  two 
contracts  alone  Involve  about  fifty  miles  ot  pavement  and  construction  and  an  expenditure 
ot  nearly  halt  a  million  dollars.  Long  interested  and  active  In  the  good  roads  more- 
ment  and  having  been  road  overseer  for  more  than  two  decades,  Mr.  McOrath  Is  pe- 
culiarly well  Atted  for  the'  discharge  of  his  present  important  duties. 


Important  fndustrlal  Interests  of  northern  Idaho  find  a  well  known  and  promfnent 
representative  In  Walter  B.  Russell  of  the  Ruasell-Pngh  Lumber  Company  ot  Harrlstm. 
He  has  beeu  continuously  connected  with  the  lumber  trade  In  one  phase  or  another 
from  the  age  of  ten  years  and  bis  course  has  been  one  of  steady  progression,  characterised 
by  a  masterful  grasp  of  every  duty  that  has  come  to  him  and  the  ntlUsation  ot  every 
opportunf^  that  has  been  presented.  He  was  born  In  the  town  of  Concord,  Vermont, 
January  IS,  1877,  and  is  a  representative  ot  one  ot  the  old  New  England  families.  His 
parents  were  C.  W.  and  Ella  (Scribner)  Russell.  The  father  was  born  In  the  Qreen 
Mountain  state  October  10,  1846,  and  passed  away  in  Harrison,  Idaho,  October  16,  1902. 
For  a  long  period  he  was  a  lumber  merchant  ot  Minnesota.  In  187E)  be  went  to  Perbam, 
Minnesota,  where  be  became  connected  with  the  operation  ot  a  sawmill,  remaining  a 
prominent  resident  ot  that  place  until  1886.  when  he  came  to  thevnorthwest,  making 
his  way  to  Spokane,  which  at  that  time  was  but  a  email  town.  He  toob  up  the  manu- 
facture ot  lumber  on  Deadman  creek  and  had  the  first  mill  on  the  Spokane,  Portland 
A  Seattle  Railroad,  in  which  enterprise  he  was  associated  with  his  brother,  0.  F.  Rue- 
sell.  He  was  also  at  one  time  the  owner  at  a  mill  on  the  site  now  occupied  by  the 
Washington  Mill  Company.  He  organized  that  company  but  at  length  disposed  of  his 
Interest  In  the  business  and  began  lumbering  at  Wolfe  Lodge  on  Ooeur  d'Alene  Ijake, 
there  establishing  business  In  1892.  He  transferred  his  activities  to  Harrison  In  1896 
and  operated  under  the  name  of  the  C.  W.  Russell  Lumber  Company  until  his  death. 
He  was  thus  for  an  extended  period  actively  Identified  with  the  development  ot  the 
lumber  business  in  the  northwest.  He  was,  moreover,  a  most  publloeplrlted  cltlsen 
and  one  who  did  everything  in  his  power  to  further  the  temperance  cause,  standing  In- 
disputably In  favor  of  the  "drys."  In  fact  he  supported  all  those  agencies  and  interests 
which  make  for  better  manhood  and  higher  standards  of  citizenship. 

Walter  B.  Russell  was  educated  in  the  public  schools  of  the  northwest  and  also 
In  the  Northwestern  Bnelnegs  College  at  Spokane.  From  the  age  ot  ten  years,  however, 
he  has  largely  been  dependent  upon  his  own  resources,  for  at  that  time  he  began  work- 
ing in  the  lumber  mills  owned  by  his  father  and  tbroughout  the  Intervening  period 
has  been  closely  Identified  with  lumber  manufacturing.  As  his  capability  and  powers 
Increased  he  was  Intrusted  more  and  more  largely  with  responsibility  In  connection 
with  the  management  of  the  business  and  he  Is  now  the  secretary  and  treasurer  ot 
the  Russell-Pugh  Lumber  Company  and  is  also  connected  with  the  Harrison  Box  Com- 
pany and  the  Harrlsoil  Light  Company.     His  business   connections  have   thus   con- 



■Untlr  broadened  In  scope  and  Importance  and  ftsaln  and  acain  hla  ability  to  bandle 
large  and  complex  Interests  has  been  demonstrated.  He  readily  diacrlmtnatea  between 
tbe  essential  and  tbe  nonessential  and  has  been  most  sncceesful  la  coordinatInK  seem- 
ingly diverse  Interests  into  a  nnlfled  and  harmonious  whole. 

Hr.  Rnssell  was  married  to  Hiss  Lola  Kelty,  a  danghter  at  H.  Kelly,  who  was 
bom  in  Mississippi  and  who  in  young  manhood  traveled  extensively  In  Soath  America. 
He  was  at  different  times  engaged  In  basiness  at  Qreytown,  Nicaragua,  and  in  Cali- 
fornia and  eventually  made  bis  way  northward  to  Spokane.  He  took  up  a  homestead 
at  Ross  Station,  Idaho,  and  later  removed  to  Harrison,  where  be  engaged  in  mining  and 
prospecting.  To  Hr.  and  Urs.  Russell  have  been  bom  lour  children,  Charles  A.,  Ber- 
nlce  A.,  Lois  and  Howard.  The  religions  faith  of  the  family  Is  that  of  the  Baptist 
chnrch,  to  the  teachings  of  which  they  are  loyal  adherents,  while  to  the  support  of 
the  chnrch  they  make  generous  contribution:  Mr.  Russell  has  long  been  an  advocate 
ot  prohibition  principles,  and,  while  never  a  politician  In  the  sense  ot  office  seeking, 
he  was  a  member  of  the  flrst  town  council  of  Harrlscm.  All  civic  affairs  are  matters 
of  deep  interest  to  bim,  for  he  recognizes  the  possibilities  for  advancement  and  Im- 
provement along  the  lines  of  mnnlcipal  welfare  and  he  never  falls  to  do  his  full  duty 
where  tbe  upbuilding  and  benefit  of  the  city  and  state  are  involved.  The  name  of 
Russell  has  long  been  associated  with  the  material  and  moral  progress  of  Idaho  and 
for  many  years  has  been  a  synonym  far  progresslveness  in  connection  with  the  de- 
velopment of  the  lumber  industry  In  the  northwest 


No  history  ot  Post  Falls  would  be  complete  without  extended  reference  to  Frederick 
Post,  whose  life  record  is  also  Inseparably  Interwoven  with  the  development  of  tbe 
northwest.  HIb  labors  were  indeed  a  valuable  asset  In  the  upbuilding  and  growth 
of  this  section  of  the  country  and  tbe  town  of  Post  Palls  will  ever  stand  as  a  monument 
to  the  memory  of  one  who  recognized  and  utilized  the  natural  resources  of  the  district 
through  the  continuous  development  and  Improvement  of  the  state.  He  was  born  In 
Herbnm,  Oermany.  September  16.  1821.  a  eon  of  F.  W.  and  Ida  E.  (Schneider)  Post. 
He  acquired  a  good  education  In  the  schools  of  Oermany,  to  the  age  of  fourteen  years 
and  then  went  Into  tbe  mines.  When'  twenty  years  of  age  he  Joined  the  army,  with 
which  he  was  connected  for  seven  years,  and  during  the  latter  part  of  his  military 
MFvice  held  the  rank  ot  lieutenant.  At  the  close  of  his  army  career  he  was  made 
overseeing  officer  of  the  German  Engineering  Mining  Company.  Attracted  by  the 
opportunities  ot  the  new  world,  however,  he  decided  to  try  his  fortune  on  this  side 
of  the  Atlantic  and  in  1S50  came  to  the  United  States,  settling  first  In  Kendall 
county,  lillnols,  where  his  business  enterprise  was  manifest  In  various  ways.  He 
successfully  followed  farming,  engaged  In  the  operation  of  lime  kilns,  alao  handled 
a  stone  quarry  and  became  well  known  as  the  owner  of  saw  and  flour  mills.  He 
likewise  constructed  a  water  power  plant  at  Black  Hawk  cove,  which  still  bears  hla 
name.  He  continued  a  resident  of  Illinois  for  twenty-one  years  and  in  1871  left  the 
Mississippi  valley  for  the  northwest.  After  reaching  Idaho  he  purchased  two  hundred 
and  ninety-eight  acres  from  an  Indian  chief  where  the  village  of  Post  Falls  now  stands. 
Here  he  built  a  dam  across  the  Spokane  river  and  erected  the  firat  sawmill  of  tbe 
district.  He  also  platted  Post  addition  to  Spokane  and  he  built  the  Qrst  sawmill  and 
Sour  mills  at  Spokane,  recognition  of  his  connection  with  the  development  of  the 
district  coming  to  bfm  In  the  bestowal  of  his  name  upon  one  of  the  thoroughfares 
of  tbe  city.  He  was  the  organizer  and  promoter  ot  the  Spokane  Water  Company 
and  thus  became  connected  with  various  prominent  and  Important  Industries  and 
business  enterprises  which  featured  largely  in  the  development  of  this  section  of 
the  country. 

As, the  years  passed  Mr.  Post  made  large  investments  in  city  lots  and  other  real 
estate  in  Pont  Falls  and  bis  property  holdings  were  very  extensive.  He  retirod  from 
active  business  In  1S9S,  having  in  the  intervenlnE  years  accumulated  a  handsome 
competency  as  a  result  of  his  unfaltering  enterprise  and  sound  business  Judgment. 
His  religious  faith  was  that  of  the  Presbyterian  church  and  he  gave  to  the  congregation 
at  Post  Palls  the  lots  upon  which  the  church  ediflce  was  erected  and  was  also  a  most 
generous  contributor  to  the  support  of  the  church. 

On  the  7tb  of  August,  184S.  Mr.  Post  was  united  In  marriage  to  Miss  Margaret 




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Hilt,  a  daHKhter  of  Philip  and  Catherine  HUt,  natives  of  Qemuinr,  In  wblcb  country 
Hrs.  PoBt  was  also  born  and  reared.  Of  their  family  of  children  only  one  Is  now 
living,  Alice,  who  Ib  the  wife  of  A.  H.  Martin,  a  very  prominent  and  Influential  cltlEen 
of  Post  Falls,  who  has  been  closely  Identlfled  with  civic  as  well  as  with  commercial  and 
other  buEfness  affairs.  He  Is  Interested  In  the  power  company  and  the  water  company 
and  has  other  Industrial  and  flnanclal  connections  at  Post  Falls.  It  was  Mr.  and  Mrs. 
Hartln  who  gave  to  the  city  beautiful  BverKreen  cemetery.  Hrs.  Martin  has  been  very 
active  In  the  Ladles'  Aid  Society  of  the  church  and  In  connection  with  the  clvlo 
Interests  and  the  social  life  of  Post  Falls.  To  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Martin  vera  bom  six 
eblldren,  Julia  M.,  FToderfck,  Clair  W.,  Marguerite.  Alice  Marlon  and  Dean.  The  son 
Clair  passed  away  Saturday,  June  7,  1919,  being  the  Srst  soldier  of  the  World  war 
to  be  laid  to  rest  tn  EverKreen  cemetery.  The  funeral  was  held  In  the  Presbyterian 
chnrcb  and  was  largely  attended,  many  being  present  from  surrounding  cities.  Clair 
W.  Blartia  bad  enlisted  in  the  Aviation  Corps  of  tbe  United  SUtes  army  and  In 
the  discharge  of  bis  duties  contracted  tuberculosis.  He  continued  his  work  while  HI 
but  finally  was  obliged  to  give  up  and  go  to  tbe  hospital.  The  disease  by  that  time 
bad  advanced  so  tar  that  recovery  was  impossible  and  amid  tbe  heartfelt  sorrow  of 
many  fttondB  as  well  as  the  immediate  family  the  brave  soldier  hoy  was  laid  to  rest. 
A  friend  wrote:  , 

"Valiant  and  strong,  and  with  patriotic  Intent, 
Yon  sallied  forth,  your  services  you  lent; 
Ton  strove  for  that  freedom  so  dear  to  all; 
To  vanQUlsb  tbe  enemy  who  tried  to  enthrall. 

"Heroically,  willingly,  you  served  with  your  might, 
Determined  to  stand  for  only  and  ever  the  right. 
No  slacker  were  you,  nor  thought  you  of  doom —  , 

Onward!    your   watchword    through   snnshlne   and   gloom. 

"Ood  be  with  you  our  hero  from  us  departed, 

Who  has  left  us  for  a  while,  broken-hearted. 

'  Willingly  you  sacrlAced  your  young  manhood 

And  for  freedom  right  undaunted  you  stood. 

"Now  sleep  for  awhile,  yea,  peacefully  rest. 
Soon  you'll  awaken  in  the  home  of  the  blest; 
Though  now  we  have  sorrow,  our  sorrow  Is  vain. 
For  In  boaveu  we  know  we  will  meet  you  again." 

It  was  on  the  sixtieth  anniversary  of  his  marriage  that  Frederick  Post  passed  away 
on  the  Tth  of  August,  1908.  and  hlB  wife,  who  was  bom  December  SO,  1837,  survived 
for  about  three  years,  her  death  occurring  on  the  Tth  of  February,  1911.  For  thirty- 
eight  years  Frederick  Post  had  been  a  resident  of  the  northwest  and  had  therefore 
seen  his  state  emerge  from  pKaeer  conditions  to  take  on  all  of  the  advantages  and 
opportunities  of  tbe  older  east.  His  labors  were  indeed  a  potant  force  In  bringing  about 
thia  result  and  Post  Falls  and  Spokane  bear  testimony  to  his  valuable  contribution  to 
tbe  world's  work  in  tbe  upbuilding  of  the  great  Inland  Empire. 


Campbell  Sergeant,  a  retired  fanner  now  residing  <»>  the  bench  west  of  Boise,  his 
place  being  near  the  comer  of  Sixth  and  Garden  streets,  was  born  In  Kankakee  county, 
Illinois,  March  16,  186S.  His  father,  Campbell  Sergeant,*  Sr.,  was  a  wagon  maker  by 
trade  and  also  followed  farming  in  Kankakee  county,  where  he  passed  away  when  hla 
son  and  namesake  was  but  four  weeks  old.  The  mother  bore  tbe  maiden  name  of 
Hahala  Lewis  and  died  many  years  aga  Both  were  natives  of  New  Jersey.  Their  fam- 
ily numbered  three  sons  and  a  daughter:  Lewis,  now  a  resident  tA  Kalamasoo,  Mich- 
igan; Frederick  W.,  living  In  Nebraska:  Mrs.  Henrietta  Qlbson,  of  Momence,  IIIIuoIb; 
and  CampbelL 

The  last'named  was  reared  on  a  farm  In  his  native  county  and  has  devoted  hlB 
entire  life  to  agricultural  pursuits  save  tor  eight  years  In  which  be  engaged  In  buying 



and  selling  lire  stock  In  Nebraska.  In  1873,  wben  Beventmn  r«(u«  of  age,  he  made  bis 
mj  weetvard  to  that  state,  there  restdins  until  Hit,  dnrlnc  which  time  be  tallow«d 
farming  and  also  engaged  In  the  live  stock  business.  He  developed  a  homestead  In 
Uadlfion  Donntj.  npon  which  he  lived  until  1906  and  tben  came  to  Idaho,  since  which 
time  he  has  made  his  home  In  Ada  conntjr  save  tat  a  period  of  twelve  years  spent  upon 
a  forty  acre  ranch  near  Ustlck  that  he  Improved  and  brought  under  a  high  state 
of  cultivation.  Mr.  Sergeant  paid  forty-flve  hundred  dollars  for  this  forty-acre  tract  in 
1906  and  continued  Its  coltlvatlon  tor  a.  period  of  fonrteen  years,  after  which  he  sold 
the  preperty  In  1919  for  twelve  thousand,  Ave  hundred  dollars, — a  fact  Indicative  of 
the  rapidity  with  which  Boise  valley  land  has  Increased  in  value  In  recent  years. 
After  disposing  of  the  ranch  Mr.  Sergeant  moved  to  a  comfortable  home  near  Sixth 
and  Qarden  streets  which  he  has  owned  since  191S. 

Mr.  Sergeant  has  t>een  married  twice.  In  Nebraska,  in  early  manhood,  he  was 
married  but  his  first  wife  died  a  little  later,  leaving  a  daughter  who  is  now  Mrs.  May 
ToUetson,  of  Kingfisher,  Oklahoma.  In  Boise,  on  the  3d  of  June,  1906,  Mr.  Sergeant 
wedded  Laura  L.  Bigger,  -who  was  born  in  Macon  county,  Illinois,  August  7,  1862,  a 
daughter  of  John  W.  and  Mary  E.  (Bowen)  Bigger,  both  of  whom  have  passed  away. 
Her  father  was  bom  In  Miami  county,  Ohio,  and  her  mother  In  Mercer  county,  tliat 
state.  They  were  married  In  Pern,  Indiana,  in  1856  and  became  residents  of  Macon 
county,  Illinola,  but  spent  the  last  four  years  of  their  lives  in  'Idaho,  removing  to  this 
state  from  Nebraska  In  1946,  accompanied  by  their  daughter  Mrs.  Sergeant,  then  a 
young  lady.  Mrs.  Sergeant  Is  a  member  of  the  Christian  church  and  also  beltmgs  to 
the  Woman's  Christian  Temperance  Union  and  to  the  Woman's  Relief  Corps. 

Mr.  Sergeant  votes  with  the  democratic  party  and  while  In  Nebraska  he  filled 
various  offices,  including  those  of  school  director  and  road  overseer.  They  are  both 
keenly  Interested  In  everything  pertaining  to  the  welfare  and  progress  of  their  adopted 
state  and  cooperate  earnestly  and  heartily  in  many  projects  for  the  public  good. 


Hon.  Elmer  Davis  has  come  Into  public  prominence  as  state  senator  trora  Boise 
county,  but  even  before  hia  election  to  oBlee  was  widely  known  throughout  the  state 
ibecanse  of  his  extensive  farming  and  live  stock  Interests.  Associated  with  his  youngest 
son  under  the  Arm  style  of  Davis  ft  Son,  he  Is  the  largest  producer  of  beef  cattle  in 
Boise  county.  He  dates  his  residence  in  Idaho  trom  190G,  having  come  to  this  state 
from  Kansas.  He  was  bom,  however,  in  AUeu'county,  Ohio,  September  4,  1862,  a  son 
of  Ephralm  Davis,  who  was  bom  In  the  Buckeye  state  and  followed  the  occupation  of 
farming  there.  He  was  also  active  In  community  affairs  and  for  forty  years  filled  the 
offlce  of  Justice  of  the  peace.  His  wife,  who  bore  the  maiden  name  of  Anna  Stock- 
meyer,  was  of  Pennsylvania  Dutch  descent,  while  Mr.  Davis  was  of  Welsh  lineage. 
The  mother  died  when  her  son  Blmer  was  but  four  years  of  age  and  the  father  after- 
ward wedded  Mary  J.  Linn,  who  proved  a  good  mother  to  the  stepchildren.  She  Is  now 
a  widow,  residing  in  Iowa,  the  father  having  passed  away  in  that  state  more  than 
twenty  years  ago. 

When  Blmer  Davis  was  but  three  years  of  age  his  parents  removed  to  Tama 
county,  Iowa,  but  he  was  chiefly  reared  upon  a  farm  in  Dallas  county,  Iowa,  where 
be  acquired  a  common  school  education  and  early  became  familiar  with  all  the  duties 
and  labors  that  are  Involved  in  the  successful  conduct  of  farming  interests.  In  the 
spring  of  1S7B,  when  but  seventeen  years  of  age,  he  made  his  way  to  Oklahoma  and 
Texas.  He  rode  the  range  In  those  states  and  In  Wyoming,  spending  four  years  as  a 
cow  puncher.  When  twenty-one  years  of  age  be  returned  to  Dallas  county,  Iowa,  where 
he  was  married  on  the  24th  of  September,  1886,  to  Miss  Viola  CroweU. 

Tbe  year  1899  witnessed  the  removal  of  Mr.  Davis  to  Kansas,  after  which  he  en- 
gaged in  farming  in  Sedgwick  county  tor  six  years.  In  190E  he  came  to  Idaho,  settling 
on  a  ranch  four  miles  from  Boise  in  Ada  county.  He  lived  upon  that  place  tor  seven 
years  and  then  removed  to  Fremont  county,  Idaho,  where  he  resided  until  1917,  when 
he  disposed  of  his  property  there  and  purchased  hie  present  ranch  In  Boise  county, 
comprising  about  eleven  hundred  and  twenty  acres.  In  Fremont  county  he  had  a  ranch 
of  three  hundred  and  twenty  acres,  while  in  Ada  county  bis  holdings  Included  but  two 
hundred  acres.  It  will  be  seen  that  every  time  he  sold  and  bought  again  he  acquired 
more  land — until  he  Is  now  one  of  the  owners  of  extensive  ranches  in  the  state.    He 

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Is  largslr  engaged  In  the  raising  of  beef  cattle  and  has  formed  a  partnership  with  his 
youngest  son,  Charles  R.  Davla,  the  flrm  of  Davis  ft  Son  shipping  a  larger  number 
of  beef  cattle  than  any'  other  producer  In  Boise  county.  His  entire  life  has  been  de- 
voted to  farming  and  stock  raising.  He  bas  always  specialized  In  cattle  and  he  and  his 
son  now  have  about  six  hundred  head  of  beet  cattle  upon  their  place.  He  keeps  him- 
Kelt  In  good  conditloQ  by  temperate  habits  and  plenty  of  hard  work  and  does  much 
horseback  riding  on  the  ranch. 

To  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Davis  have  been  born  three  children  who  are  yet  living:  Lloyd 
B.,  Preston  Glenn  and  Charles  Rentord,  aged  respectively,  thirty,  twenty-seven  and 
twenty-flve  years.  All  are  married  and  tbe  two  elder  sons  reside  in  Boise.  There  are 
now  three  grandchildren,  Vtrgtl,  Eleanor  and  Nora  Catherine,  each  son  having  one 
child.    Two  children  of  the  family,  a  daughter,  unnamed,  and  Hardy,  are  deceased. 

Id  polltlCB  Mr.  Davis  has  been  a  lifelong  democrat  but  never  an  offlce  seeker,  and  It 
was  only  at  the  urgent  request  of  friends  In  the  fall  of  1918  that  he  decided  to  become 
a  (&ndldate  for  state  senator.  He  was  elected  by  a  very  large  majority,  receiving  double 
the  number  of  votes  cast  for  bis  republican  opponent.  He  Is  now  serving  on  the  print- 
lag  committee,  the  journal  committee  and  the  live  stock  committee.  He  has  ever 
been  most  deeply  Interested  In  anything  pertaining  to  the  live  stock  Industrj'  and 
maintains  a  most  progressive  stand  on  all  questions  relative  thereto. 


Parley  M.  Condle,  for  years  a  well  known  lawyer  practicing  at  Preston,  Franklin 
county,  Idaho,  and  at  present  filling  the  office  of  prosecuting  attomey  of  that  county. 
Is  a  native  of  Utah,  bom  in  Croydon,  June  9,  1889,  and  Is  a  son  of  Thomas  and  Hannah 
(Swann)  Condle.  The  father  was  bom  in  Scotland  and  the  mother  In  England.  While 
yet  children,  they  accompanied  their  respective  parents  to  America,  and  Ml  reach- 
ing this  country,  went  to  Utah.  On  reaching  manhood,  Thomas  Condle  took  up  a  tract 
of  land  at  Croydon,  Utah,  and  was  one  of  the  original  settlers  of  that  place.  He  is  a 
member  of  the  Church  of  Jesus  Christ  of  Latter-day  Saints,  in  the  work  of  which 
be  has  always  been  active. 

Parley  M.  Condle  was  reared  In  Croydon  and  was  educated  In  the  schools  of 
that  place  and  at  Coalville,  Utah,  later  taking  an  academic  course  at  Coalville,  which 
was  followed  by  teachii^  school,  remaining  thus  engaged  for  two  years.  At  the  end 
of  that  period  he  entered  the  law  office  of  Bvans  &  Evans,  of  Salt  Lake  Cfty,  where 
be  read  law,  and  he  was  admitted  to  the  bar  May  S,  1911.  In  July  of  that  year  be  re- 
moved to  Preston,  F^nklln  county,  and  formed  a  partnership  with  A.  C.  Smith,  later 
being  Joined  by  A.  D.  Erlcksen,  now  of  Idaho  Palls.  Mr.  Condie  engaged  In  the  prac- 
tice of  bis  profession  for  about  four  years,  but  in  November,  1915,  he  went  to  England 
on  a  mission  for  his  church  and  returned  in  March,  1918,  resuming  his  legal  practice  on 
his  return.  In  the  fall  of  1918.  he  was  appointed  to  the  Important  office  of  prosecuting 
attorney  of  Pranklln  county,  and  in  the  same  year  was  elected  to  tbe  office,  the  duties 
of  which  he  has  been  filling  with  considerable  satisfaction  to  all  concerned. 

On  April  30,  1913,  Mr.  Condle  was  married  to  Mary  H.  Wilson,  and  tfaey  have  become 
the  parents  of  three  children,  namely:  James  P.,  born  February  IS,  1914;  Wayne  W., 
who  was  bom  March  10,  1916,  and  la  deceased;  and  Grant  El.,  born  November  23,  1918. 

Politically  Mr.  Condle  gives  his  support  to  the  republican  party  and  takes  a  very 
active  Interest  In  his  party's  welfare.  During  the  war  with  Germany  he  was  secretary 
of  the  local  council  of  defense,  and  in  other  directions  be  has  given  of  bis  time  and 
ability  to  public  affairs. 


Warren  B.  Walt,  who  devotes  bis  attention  to  dairy  farming  with  excellent  success, 
is  the  owner  of  a  well  Improved  tract  of  forty  acres  situated  four  miles  northwest  of 
Meridian,  whereon  he  has  resided  continuously  during  the  past  twenty-two  years.  His 
birth  occurred  in  Carroll  county,  Missouri,  on  the  2d  of  July,  1873,  his  parents  being' 
David  and  Julia  (Bourne)  Walt.  The  father  passed  away  in  Missouri  when  his  son 
Warren  was  yet  a  youth,  but  the  mother  atlll  survives  and  now  makes  her  home  in 
Meridian ,  Idaho. 

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Warren  B,  Walt  removed  to  Putnam  coontr,  HlBsourl,  when  a  rontb  ot  sixteen  reara 
and  there  contlnaed  to  reside  until  189S,  when  he  came  to  Idaho  with  his  wife  and 
little  Bon.  He  at  once  located  on  hie  present  property  northwrnt  of  Meridian,  but  the 
tract  was  at  that  time  all  covered  with  eagebrush  and  Infested  with  corotes  and  Jack 
rabbits.  With  characteristic  energr.  however,  he  set  to  work  and  with  the  assistance 
of  his  estimable  wife  developed  and  Improved  the  place,  erecting  alt  of  the  buUdings 
therecMi.  The  land  1b  now  highly  productive  and  he  devotee  his  attention  to  dairr 
fanuiog.  keeping  a  number  of  One  cows. 

On  the  2d  of  July,  189S,  Vr.  Walt  was  united  tn  marriage  to  Hist  Louie  May 
Adams,  who  was  born  in  Putnam  county,  Missouri,  December  7.  1877,  a  dao^ter  of 
Tarvln  and  Mabala  (Rowan)  Adams,  who  passed  away  In  the  same  year  on  their  ranch 
near  Meridian,  Idaho.  To  Hr.  and  Mrs.  Walt  have  been  bom  three  children.  Clarence 
Tlvlan,  whose  birth  occnrred  September  3.  1897.  was  married  on  the  lith  of  October, 
1916,  to  Leila  Aiken  sod  they  now  have  two  children:  Kathleen  Joyce,  bom  August  14, 
1917;  and  Irene  Dorla,  born  January  20,  1919.  Florence  Z.,  whose  astal  day  was  Angost 
13,  1900,  is  a  graduate  of  the  Meridian  high  school  and  now  the  wife  of  Ben  Robinson, 
whom  she  wedded  on  the  16th  of  November.  1919.  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Clarence  V.  Walt  and 
1^.  and  Mrs.  Robinson  reside  on  ranches  In  the  vicinity  of  Meridian.  Leo  VerntHi,  son 
of  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Warren  B.  Walt,  was  bom  September  23,  1902,  and  passed  away  March 
9,  1903. 

Both  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Walt  give  their  political  allegiance  to  the  republican  party  and 
the  former  la  a  member  of  the  Victory  school  board  near  his  home,  on  which  he  has 
served  for  about  twelve  years  altogether,  acting  ilb  chairman  of  the  board  for  a 
number  of  years.  The  cause  of  education  has  ever  found  in  him  a  stalwart  champion 
and  he  has  done  excellent  service  in  Its  behalf.  His  religions  faith  la  Indicated  by  bis 
membership  in  the  Congregational  church,  to  which  his  wife  and  children  also  belong. 
Hie  career  has  been  characterised  by  indnstry,  perseverance  and  progresBlveneaa,  and 
the  prosperity  which  has  come  to  him  Is  Indeed  well  deserved. 


Business  enterprise  and  progresslveness  And  manifest  expreBslon  In  the  career  of 
Huntington  Taylor,  who  Is  the  president  of  the  American  Bank  ft  Trust  Company  of 
Coeur  d'Alene  and  also  the  general  manager  of  the  Rutlenlge  Timber  Company.  Well 
deOned  plans  have  throughout  his  entire  life  been  promptly  executed,  leadlog  to  sabetan- 
tlal  results,  and  bis  business  Interests  have  ever  been  ot  a  nature  that  has  contributed  to 
the  welfare  and  progress  of  the  district  in  which  he  lives  aa  well  as  to  his  individual 

Mr.  Taylor  was  bora  In  Norwalk.  Connecticut,  Jnly  26,  1S7G,  his  parents  being  James 
Monroe  and  Kate  (Huntington)  Taylor.  The  father,  who  was  born  in  Brooklyn,  New 
York,  devoted  bis  life  to  the  work  of  the  church  as  a  Baptist  minister  and  passed  away 
In  1916.  He  was  also  a  prominent  figure  in  educational  circles,  serving  tor  twenty- 
seVen  years  as  the  president  of  Vassar  College.  His  wife,  who  was  born  In  Rochester, 
New  York,  Is  still  a  resident  of  the  Empire  state. 

Huntington  Taylor  acquired  his  early  education  fn  Dr.  Lyons  School,  of  Providence, 
Rhode  Island.  He  afterward  attended  the  RIverview  military  academy  at  Ponghkeepsle, 
New  York,  from  which  he  was  graduated  in  1S92.  and  then  entered  Yale,  In  which  he 
completed  his  course  in  1.SS6,  winning  the  Bachelor  of  Arts  degree.  During  his  col- 
lege days  he  was  very  active  lo  connection  with  athletics.  Through  the  two  years  fol- 
lowing his  graduation  from  Yale  he  occupied  an  office  position  with  the  Deerlng-Mllli- 
ken  Company  of  New  York  city  and  In  1S98  he  removed  to  Cloquet,  Minnesota,  where 
he  was  employed  In  the  lumber  yards  and  mills  of  tbe  Weyerhauser  interests,  gaining 
broad  and  valuable  experience  which  has  constituted  the  foundation  upon  which  he  has 
built  his  subsequent  Buccees.  While  residing  in  Minnesota  he  was  for  six  years  the 
secretary  and  treasurer  of  the  Northwest  Paper  Company,  large  manufacturers  of  paper 
used  in  newspaper  plants,  and  after  leaving  that  [rosItloD  he  entered  tbe  service  of  the 
Northern  Lumber  Company  as  assistant  manager.  While  living  In  Cloquet  be  was  also 
very  prominently  Identified  with  civic  affairs  of  that  district,  his  aid  and  influence  ever 
being  given  on  the  side  of  progress  and  Improvement,  yet  he  never  sought  or  desired 
political  advancement. 

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Mr.  TKTlor'a  Identlflcatloo  with  the  northwest  dates  from  1915  and  here  his  In- 
terests have  been  of  an  Important  character,  resulting  In  the  hnslness  development 
of  Coeur  d'Alene  as  well  as  In  the  promotion  of  his  Indlvldnal  Interests.  In  1115  he  be- 
came the  general  manager  of  the  Edward  Rutledge  Timber  Company,  which  has  a 
very  large  mill,  the  plant  being  a  splendidly  equipped  one  In  every  particular  and  devoted 
to  Uie  mannfacture  of  white  pine  lumber.  This  it  only  one  phase  of  Mr.  Taylor's  actlv- 
itlee,  however,  tor  be  is  the  president  of  the  American  Trust  Company  ot  Coeur  d'Alene 
and'  preetdent  of  the.  St.  Joe  Boom  Company  of  St.  Joe,  Idaho.  He  carries  forward  to 
Buccessful  completion  whatever  he  undertakes  and  one  of  the  productive  elements  of  his 
anccess  is  his  keen  vision  in  business  matters  and  his  sound  Judgment  and  sagacity. 

In  1900  Mr.  Taylor  was  united  In  marriage  to  Miss  Jane  Walker,  of  Olens  Fall«, 
New  York,  a  daughter  of  Thaddens  Walker,  a  very  prominent  and  extensive  operator  on 
the  Stock  Exchange  of  New  York  and  at  one  time  the  largest  landowner  In  Kansas. 
To  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Taylor  have  been  bom  three  children,  Margaret  Elisabeth,  Sarah  Walker 
and  James  Monroe.  The  ttunlly  occupies  a  very  prominent  social  position,  the  Taylor 
home  being  the  abode  of  warm-hearted  hospitality  which  Is  greatly  enjoyed  by  an  exten- 
Blve  circle  of  friends. 

Mr.  Taylor  while  at  Yale  became  a  member  of  Delta  Kappa  Epeilon.  He  has  figured 
prominently  In  connection  with  public  affairs  In  the  northwest,  as  he  did  when  In  the 
upper  Mississippi  valley.  During  the  World  war  he  was  chairman  of  the  Kootenai 
Connty  Council  of  Defense  and  gave  much  of  his  time  to  advance  war  activities  and 
interests  connected  therewith.  He  was  made  a  member  of  the  Inland  Empire  Air  Craft 
Commission,  in  connection  with  the  spruce  division,  established  by  the  war  department 
to  bring  about  great  prodnction  for  air  craft  in  connection  with  the  war.  He  belongs 
to  all  branches  of  Masonry  and  he  Is  identified  with  the  Benevolent  Protective  Order  of 
Elks.  He  Ib  &  member  of  the  Western  Pine  Lumber  Manufacturers'  Association  and  be 
Is  a  director  of  the  Coeur  d'Alene  district  of  the  Loyal  Legion  Lumbermen  ft  Loggers. 
TblB  he  aided  in  organising  and  establishing.  It  Is  a  novel  organization  tending  to 
promote  harmony  between  employer  and  employee  and  to  bring  about  a  feeling  of 
brotherhood,  inculcating  the  principles  of  fairness  In  all  dealing  and  tending  to  seek 
the  highest  ideals  of  Americanism.  Mr.  Taylor  is  a  man  who  studies  closely  the  signs 
of  the  times  and  keeps  in  touch  with  the  best  thinking  men  of  the  age  in  connection 
with  the  political,  sociological  and  economic  questions  before  the  country.  His  activities 
have  Indeed  been  of  great  breadth  and  his  life  has  ever  been  actuated  by  high  and 
honorable  principles,  the  ideals  which  he  entertains  prompting  him  to  put  forth  most 
practical  efforts  for  their  adoption. 


Earn  S.  Stuckl,  the  popular  bishop  of  Paris  Urst  ward,  Bear  Lake  stake,  Idaho,  was 
bom  in  that  city  Febmary  Z5,  1896,  a  son  ot  John  U.  and  Clara  (Spori)  Stucki,  native* 
of  the  republic  of  Switzerland.  The  father  emigrated  to  the  United  States  in  a  very 
early  day  and  for  a  time  lived  In  New  York,  later  removing  to  Salt  Lake  City,  Utah,  ^d 
Btlll  later  to  Cache  valley,  that  state.  He  farmed  In  the  latter  place  until  1S64,  when  he 
removed  to  Bear  Lake  county.  Idaho,  and  acquired  a  tract  of  land,  which  he  Improved 
and  brought  to  a  high  state  of  cultivation,  and  which  he  continued  to  operate  tor  the 
remainder  of  his  life.  He  practiced  law  to  some  extent  in  early  days,  in  addition  to  his 
farming  activities.  He  was  In  the  stake  presidency  tor  six  or  seven  years  and  held  the 
office  ot  patriarch.  He  presided  over  the  Swiss  and  Qerman  missions  tor  two  and  one-halt 
years,  beginning  in  1874,  and  again  occupied  the  same  position  for  a  like  period  from 
IS8S.  He  died  June  IS,  1918,  at  the  advanced  age  of  eighty-one  years.  His  widow  is 
still  living. 

Exra  3.  Stuckl  was  reared  and  educated  In  Paris,  Idaho,  flDtebIng  his  education  at 
Fielding  Academy,  Paris.  He  was  then  called  on  a  mission  to  the  northern  states,  where 
he  labored  from  the  tall  ot  1911  until  the  fall  of  1917.  For  a  year  and  a  half  he  presided 
over  the  WlsconBln  conference.  On  his  return  home,  Mr.  Stucki  engaged  in  farming 
and  bought  part  of  the  old  home  place  after  bis  father's  death,  upon  which  he  made 
further  Improvements.  It  contains  two  hundred  and  twenty-five  acres  under  Irrigation. 
Mr.  Stuckl  also  acquired  a  dry  farm  of  three  hundred  and  twenty  acres,  and  now  per- 
sonally superintends  the  farming  operations  on  both  ot  these  tracts. 

On  January  8.  1919.  Mr.  Stuckl  was  united  in  marriage  to  Erma  Cook,  a  daughter 

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of  Joseph  W.  and  Gltea  (Bryson)  Cook,  who  were  among  the  very  earlj'  settlera  of  Parla 
and  among  ita  most  respected  citicene.  On  June  29,  1919,  Mr.  Stncki  was  created  hlshop 
of  Paris  first  ward  and  Is  discharging  the  duties  of  his  office  In  an  edifying  and  aatlafac- 
toiy  manner.  He  Is  one  of  the  prominent  men  in  the  Chnrcb  ot  Jesus  Christ  ot  Latter-day 
Saints  In  Paris.  He  supporta  the  republican  party  and  throw's  the  weight  of  bi»  Inflnence 
on  the  side  of  all  good  causes. 


Christie  P.  Larsen,  a  merchant  ot  Bellevue,  was  born  la  Denmark,  August  28,  1869, 
his  parents  being  Lara  Chrlstensen  and  Marie  Larsen.  He  spent  the  first  fourteen  years 
of  his  life  In  his  native  country,  and  then,  in  company  with  friends,  came  to  the  new 
world,  crossing  the  country  to  Belleyne,  Idaho,  where  he  arrived  August  30,  18S2.  He 
entered  the  employ  ot  his  brother,  N.  C.  Larsen.  a  merchant  of  the  town,  with  whom  be 
remained  tor  a  number  of  years  and  here  continued  bis  education  In  the  public  schools. 
Subsequently  be  went  to  Nevada  City,  Calltomla.  where  be  again  attended  school,  and 
later  he  returned  to  Belleyue,  where  he  engaged  In  clerking  tor  the  Arm  ot  HIII  ft 
Ballentlne,  general  merchants,  with  whom  be  continued  for  a  decade.  He  afterward 
worked  tor  a  brief  period  for  the  Oregon  Short  Line  Railroad  at  Pocatello,  Idaho,  after 
which  he  returned  to  Bellevue  and  purchased  the  grocery  store  of  Mrs.  W.  A.  Keating, 
being  associated  In  this  undertaking  with  B.  W.  Starke.  After  six  months  he  purchased 
the  Interest  ot  his  partner  and  has  since  continued  the  business  alone.  A  year  later  the 
atore  was  destroyed  by  fire  and  Mr.  Larsen  subsequently  erected  the  concrete  building 
which  he  now  occupies.  He  carries  a  large  and  carefully  selected  line  of  goods  and  his 
progressive  business  methods,  his  reasonable  prices,  and  his  earnest  desire  to  please 
his  patrons  have  brought  to  him  a  very  gratttying  and  substantial  trade. 

In  1901  Mr.  Larsen  was  married  to  Miss  Maud  Shepherd,  a  daughter  ot  S.  R.  and 
Martha  Shepherd  and  a  native  ot  Maryvllle,  Missouri.  Her  father  was  a  veteran  ot  the 
Civil  war.  The  family  removed  from  Missouri  to  Olendale,  Montana,  and  afterward  to 
Bellevue,  Idaho,  wbere  the  marriage  of  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Larsen  was  celebrated.  They  have 
become  the  parents  of  five  children:  George  V.,  Mabel  A.,  Lorena  M.,  and  Lester  and 
Lela,  twins,  but  the  latter  died  August  2S,  1919,  at  the  age  ot  ten  years. 

Mr.  Larsen  has  membership  with  tbe  Modern  Woodmen  ot  America  and  the  Inde- 
pendent Order  ot  Odd  Fellows.  He  is  a  prominent  member  ot  tbe  latter  and  has  been 
the  representative  ot  the  local  lodge  In  tbe  Orand  Lodge  on  several  different  ocoasiona, 
while  tor  twelve  years  be  has  filled  the  office  of  secretary  In  his  lodge.  His  political 
endorsement  Is  given  to  tbe  republican  party  and  be  has  served  as  city  clerk  and  as  a 
member  ot  the  city  council,  exercising  his  official  prerogatives  In  support  of  all  those 
plans  and  measvree  which  look  to  tbe  upbuilding  ot  the  city  and  tbe  advancement  ot  fta 
civic  standards.  Coming  to  the  new  world  when  a  youtb  .ot  but  fourteen  years,  he  has 
never  had  occasion  to  regret  his  determination  to  try  his  fortune  on  tUls  side  of  the 
Atlantic,  tor  here  be  has  found  the  oppwtunltles  which  he  sought  and  In  tbelr  utlllsatiiMi 
has  made  steady  progress  toward  the  goal  ot  si 


Henry  H.  Wlllman,  a  rancher,  who  for  many  years  resided  In'Butte  county.  Idabo, 
near  Arco,  In  the  Lost  River  valley,  took  up  bis  abode  near  Usttck  In  December,  1919. 
locating  on  a  valuable  forty-acre  ranch.  He  was  bom  near  Concordia,  Missouri,  April  24, 
1S80,  bis  parents  being  John  and  Margaret  (Kllngeoberg)  Wlllman.  both  of  whom  were 
of  German  descent  and  were  bom  In  Missouri  and  have  now  passed  away.  Their  son 
Henry  was  the  second  In  order  ot  birth  In  a  family  of  four  sons  and  two  daughters,  all 
of  whom  are  yet  living,  but  be  Is  the  only  one  In  Idabo.  The  father  was  a  prosperous 
and  well-toHlo  tanner  and  upon  the  homestead  farm  Henry  H.  Wlllman  was  reared,  early 
becoming  familiar  with  tbe  best  methods  ot  tilling  the  soil  and  caring  for  tbe  crops. 
Ha  worked  tor  wages  In  Missouri  tor  a  tune  as  a  farm  band  after  reding  his  majority, 
leaving  the  parental  roof  when  twenty  years  of  age.  in  1902  he  became  a  resident  of 
Wayne  county,  Nebraska,  and  In  1910  he  removed  to  Idaho.  While  In  Nebraska  he 
cultivated  rented  land,  but  on  coming  to  Idaho  he  took  advantage  ot  the  Carey  act  and 

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eecnred  a  one  Imndred  and  sixty  acre  homestead  In  Butte  county,  whlcb  was  then  a  part 
ot  Blaine  county.  This  proved  to  be  goTernment  land  and  a  contest  resulted,  but  be  won 
his  litigation.  Later  he  dlBDoeed  of  the  property  and  took  up  a  forty-acre  tract  near  by 
under  the  Carey  act.  He  Improved  the  latter  place  as  well  as  the  one  hundred  and 
sixty  acre  tract  and  stilt  owns  the  forty  acre  place  In  Butte  county,  but  was  dlssatlsfled 
with  the  climate  there  owing  to  the  length  of  the  winters.  He  then  decided  to  remove 
to  the  Boise  valley,  which  Is  about  three  thousand  leet  lower,  so  that  the  summer  season 
is  much  longer.  In  November.  1919.  he  bought  a  fine,  well  Improved  Irrigated  ranch-  ot 
forty  acres  about  half  a  mile  from  Vstlck  in  a  neighborhood  where  lands  are  valued  at 
about  Ave  hundred  dollars  per  acre.  He  has  diligently  and  carefully  carried  on  his 
ranching  interests  as  the  years  have  passed  and  his  labors  have  brought  good  results. 

Mr,  Wlllman  was  married  In  Butte,  Montana,  June  12,  1918,  to  Miss  Mamie  Schram- 
befe.  a  lady  of  Polish  descent.  She  was  bom  In  St.  Louis,  Missouri,  June  26,  1SS2,  and  Is 
a  daughter  of  Michael  and  Martha  (Nlkrant)  Schrambek,  who  were  natives  ot  Germany 
but  were  maiMed  in  St.  Louis.  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Wlllman  have  one  son,  Raymond  Henry, 
born  May  IS.  1019. 

The  parents  are  members  of  the  United  Presbyterian  church- and  In  political  belief 
they  are  republicans,  Mr.  Wlllman  also  belongs  to  the  Independent  Order  of  Odd  Fellows 
and  Is  a  past  grand  ot  his  lodge.  His  attention,  however.  Is  chiefly  given  to  his  bnalneas 
affairs  and  be  Is  regarded  as  one  ot  the  enterprising  and  suecessful .  ranchers  ot  the 
Btate.  His  new  property  In  the  Boise  valley  has  a  four  acre  bearing  orchard  upon  it. 
chiefly  devoted  to  prunes.  Everything  about  the  place  is  indicative  ot  his  progressiTe 
spirit  and  enterprising  methods,  and  as  the  years  have  passed  he  has  won  sulMtantlal 
success  as  the  reward  of  bis  industry  and  perseverance. 


Allen  P.  Asher,  member  ot  the  Sandpoint  bar.  who  for  two  years  filled  the  otflce  of 
county  attorney  of  Bonner  county,  was  born  at  Granite  Falls,  Minnesota,  June  18,  1883, 
hiB  parents  being  James  A.  and  Mary  {HouBtim)  >sber.  The  father  was  a  rMldent  of 
Illinois  at  the  time  of  the  Civil  war  and  there  enlisted  for  service  In  defense  oE  the 
Union.  After  the  close  of  hoBtllltles  he  removed  to  Minnesota,  where  he  engaged  In  _ 
stock  raising  and  in  ranching,  winning  substantial  success  through  his  clbse  application  ' 
to  business  and  his  Indefatigable  energy. 

Allen  P.  Asher.  spending  his  youthful  days  under  the  parental  root,  obtained  hia 
education  In  the  public  schools  of  Granite  Falls,  mastering  the  branches  of  learning 
In  successive  grades  until  he  had  completed  the  high  school  course.'  He  afterward 
matriculated  in  the  University  of  Minnesota,  from  which  he  was  graduated  in  1904  on  the 
completion  of  a  literary  course,  while  In  1907  he  was  numbered  among  the  alumni  ot 
the  law  department.  Believing  that  ^e  might  have  better  business  opportunities  In  the 
west,  he  made  his  way  in  the  same  year  to  Idaho  and  <vened  a  law  offlce  in  Sandpoint. 
where  he  has  since  remained.  Through  the  intervening  years  he  has  built  up  a  large 
practice  and  is  the  possessor  of  a  fine  law  library,  with  the  contents  of  which  he  Is 
largely  familiar.  In  191G  he  was  elected  to  the  offlce  of  county  attorney  and  remained  the 
Incumbent  In  that  position  for  two  years. 

Ur,  Asher  was  married  In  1908  to  Miss  Edith  Hermann,  a  daughter  of  J.  F.  Her- 
mann, a  lumber  dealer  and  turniture  manufacturer  of  Wieconain.  They  now  have  one 
son,  Allen  H.  Mr.  Asher  is  ot  the  Presbyterian  faith  and  his  aid  can  be  connted  upon 
to  further  every  plan  or  measure  for  the  general  good.  He  Is  prominent  in  connection 
with  civic  and  public  attairs  and  during  the  war  period  was  a  member  of  the  Bonner 
County  Defense  Council. 


Captain  Arthur  Alexander  Darknell.  who  was  for  a  Imig  period  closely  and  promi- 
nently connected  with  transportation  interests  in  the  St.  Joe  valley  but  Is  now  living 
retired  at  St.  Maries,  was  born  in  Watertown.  Wisconsin,  October  16,  1859,  bis  parents 
being  Samuel  and  Jane  (Alexander)  Darknell,  both  of  whom  were  natives  ot  England, 
the  former  born  in  1813  and  the  latter  In  1834.    The  father  came  to  the  United  States 

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In  1S4G,  making  bis  war  to  Wl*coii>ln.  and  In  that  state  waa  marrl«d  in  18E0.  He 
d«Toted  his  lite  to  tbe  occvpatlon  of  fanntnc  and  fn  18S2  he  croeeed  Uie  plains  to  Cali- 
fornia, but  later  returned  to  Wlacooeln.  In  186E  be  remored  to  Olmated  countr,  Hlnne- 
BOta,  and  In  1S70  became  a  resldenl  ol  Goodhue  opnnty.  that  eUte,  where  he  acquired 
large  land  holdings.  He  was  prnnlnent  In  public  affairs  and  was  an  ardent  supporter 
of  tbe  republican  partr. 

His  eon,  Captain  Arthur  A.  Darknell,  acquired  a  c(»nmon  school  education  and  began 
farming  In  early  life.  In  1S83  be  removed  to  the  Paclflo  northwest,  establishing  his  home 
near  Rockford,  Washington,  where  be  engaged  In  agricultural  pursuits.  In  1897  be 
removed  to  Kootenai  coantr,  Idaho,  and  rented  land  on  the  Coeur  d'Alene  Indian 
reservation,  becoming  one  of  the  pioneer  farmers  In  the  SL  Maries  vicinity.  In  1600  he 
purchased  the  Defender,  one  of  the  early  boats  that  piled  on  the  lake  and  rlrer,  carrying 
botb  freight  and  passengers.  He  afterward  became  owner  of  tbe  steamer  Schley,  which 
he  sold  later  to  the  Red  Collar  Steamship  Line,  owned  by  the  Coeur  d*Alene  A  St.  Joe 
Transportation  Company,  of  which  he  Is  a  large  stockholder.  Captain  Darknell  waa 
engaged  In  lake  and  river  transportation  until  bis  retirement  from  buslneas  In  1910.  Ha 
still  has  important  interests  and  Investments  which  bring  to  him  a  very  substantial 
income.  He  was  one  of  the  original  stockholders  of  the  Kootenai  County  State  Bank, 
which  was  tbe  pioneer  Institution  of  the  kind  In  this  section  of  the  state.  St.  Maries  was 
but  a  small  hamlet  when  he  took  up  his  abode  here  and  he  has  witnessed  its  coatlnuoos 
growth  and  development  and  has  been  most  active  in  bringing  abont  the  work  of  public 
progress  In  northern  Idaha  His  efforts,  too,  have  been  an  Important  tactM  in  reclama- 
tion work  and  bis  worth  as  a  man  and  cltlsen  is  widely  acknowledged.  He  was  ma 
of  the  first  to  advocate  and  labor  lor  the  reclamation  of  the  bottom  landa  in  the 
St.  Joe  valley,  which  has  been  transfomwd  into  (me  of  the  ricliest  and  most  produo- 
tlve  sections  of  tbe  state. 

In  1880  CapUin  Darknell  waa  united  tn  marriage  to  Miss  Alice  C.  Hayward,  a 
daughter  of  Oeorge  W.  Hayward,  a  native  of  England,  who  became  one  of  the  prominent 
vloDoer  settlers  of  Ooodbue  county,  Minnesota.  Captain  Darknell  and  his  wife  have  two 
daughters,  Mrs.  Mildred  Wunderllch  and  Mrs.  Cora  A.  Williams. 

Fratenudly  Captain  Darknell  Is  eonnected  with  the  Independent  Order  of  Odd 
Fellows,  of  whldi  he  Is  a  charter  mepiber,  and  with  the  Modem  Woodmen  of  America. 
In  politics  he  is  a  democrat,  aggressive  and  unfaltering  In  bis  allegiance  to  the  party. 
There  la  no  phase  of  northern  Idaho's  development  with  wbich  be  is  not  thorongbly 
Camiliar  and  his  tttorts  along  varl,ons  lines  have  been  Indeed  a  contributing  factor  to 
the  wealth,  progress  and  improvement  of  the  atate. 


Hon.  Nathaniel  B.  Fettibone,  member  of  the  state  senate  from  Idaho  county, 
resides  <m  a  ranch  nine  miles  from  Orangevllle  and  dates  his  residence  In  Idaho  from 
the  spring  ol  I88II,  arriving  here  the  year  before  the  state  was  admitted  to  the  Union. 
Through  all  tbe  Interrentng  period  he  has  lived  tn  Idabb  county  end  has  been  an 
important  factor  In  mining  and  agricultural  development,  while  in  political  circles  be 
la  wielding  considerable  influence  In  molding  the  policy  and  shaping  the  destiny  of 
the  Btate. 

Mr.  Pettlbone  was  bom  in  Waraaw,  Hancock  county,  Illinois,  July  10,  1869.  being 
the  youngest  of  ten  children,  six  sons  and  four  daughters,  born  to  Cephas  and  Amelia 
(Belcher)  Pettlbone.  The  father  was  a  farmer  by  occupation  and  died  when  his  son 
Nathaniel  was  but  four  years  of  age.  The  mother's  death  occurred  when  he  was  but 
ten  mouths  old,  and  he  can  barely  remember  his  father.  He  was  left  an  orphan  when 
a  little  lad  at  but  four  years  and  was  largely  reared  in  the  home  of  Thomas  Head, 
a  wealthy  farmer  of  McDonongh-  county,  Illinois,  whose  attitude  was  that  of  a  father 
to  the  boy,  who  remained  with  him  between  the  ages  of  ten  and  eighteen  years. 
Prior  to  tbe  time  when  he  went  to  Mr.  Head's  home  he  had  been  shifted  about 
"from  pillar  to  post"  without  much  opportunity.  While  living  on  the  Head  farm 
he  attended  the  country  schools  and  later  the,  village  echool  of  Sclota,  Illinois,  until 
he  reached  the  age  OT  eighteen. 

Leavtn'g  Illinois  Mr.  Pettlbone  then  spent  six  months  In  North  Dakota,  where 
be  did  farm  work,  after  which  he  returned  to  hie  native  state,  attending  ecbool 
the  following  winter  and  again  living  in  the  home  of  Thomas  Head.     In  tbe  spring 

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ot  18S9  he  decided  to  remove  to  tbe  west  to  make  his  tortuD«.  He  Brst  went  to  New 
Mexico  but  soon  proceeded  to  WywnlDg;  and  after  a  brief  period,  having  heard  glowing 
reports  about  the  Seven  Devil  copper  mines  in  WaahlngtoD  coDnty,  Idaho,  he  came 
to  this  state.  He  did  not  remain  long  In  the  mining  region,  however,  but  proceeded 
to  Idaho  count;,  where  he  turned  his  attention  to  anything  that  he  could  get  to  do. 
He  split  rails,  worked  in  the  bay  fields  and  later  lor  several  years  was  employed  in 
the  gold  mines  of  Idaho  county.  In  1900  be  built  the  llrst  house  in  the  town  of  Stites 
and  helped  to  lay  out  the  town.  There  he  resided  until  1914,  when  he  removed  to 
his  ranch,  nine  miles  north  of  Grangeville.  It  is  a  four  hundred  and  eighty  acre  grain 
and  stock  ranch,  on  which  he  raises  excellent  crops  of  alfalfa,  wheat,  oats  and  barley, 
as  well  as  good  stock.  It  bas  substantial  Improvements  iipon  it,  his  home  being  a 
modern  residence  of  the  bungalow  type,  while  all  of  the  buildings  fully  meet  tbe 
requirements  of  modern  farming.  He  likewise  has  excellent  registered  Hereford  cattle. 
While  living  In  Stitee  he  gave  hie  attention  In  some  degree  to  merchandising  and  for 
a  time  operated  a  stage  line  between  Stites  and  Elk  City. 

On  the  7th  of  July,  1897,  Mr.  Petttbone  was  married  to  Miss  Mary  Eliza  Sblssler, 
a  native  of  Idaho  county,  Idaho,  and  a  daughter  of  Franklin  and  Elizabeth  (Shearer) 
Shlssler,  who  were  early  settlers  of  that  county.  .Her  father  established  the  first 
sawmill  In  (be  county  and  was  otherwise  tdentlfled  with  its  pioneer  .development.  He 
has  now  passed  away  but  tbe  mother  survives.  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Pettibone  have  become 
parents  of  four  sons  and  a  daughter;  Franklin  T.,  twenty  years  of  age;  Levi  N.,  aged 
seventeen;  Wilbur  C.,  fifteen;  George,  eleven;  and  Mary  Lucille,  a  little  maiden  of  seven 
Bummers.  Tbe  eldest  son,  Franklin  T.,  was  in  an  American  training  camp  when  the 
World  war  ended. 

The  family  attend  tbe  Episcopal  church,  and  Mr.  Pettibone  belongs  also  to  the 
Odd  Fellows  society.  He  greatly  enjoys  flehlng,  bunting  and  other  outdoor  sports,  to 
which  he  turns  for  recreation.  His  political  all^lance  has  always  been  given  to  tbe 
democratic  party  and  he  eerved  as  chairman  of  the  board  of  county  commissioners  of 
Idaho  couni?  for  six  years.  He  Is  now  serving  his  second  term  In  the  state  senate, 
having  been  first  elected  In  1916  and  reelected  in  191S.  During  his  first  term  be  did 
much  to  promote  the  Idaho  good  roads  law.  As  dialrman  ot  the  highways  committee 
in  1917,  be  helped  to  secure  the  million  dollar  appropriation  for  highways  in  Idaho. 
He  is  now  serving  on  tbe  committee  on  state  affaire,  on  immigration  and  labor,  and  is 
unfaltering  In  bis  loyalty  to  any  cause  which  he  espouses.  He  was  the  democratic 
or  minority  floor  leader  in  the  senate  during  the  fifteentb  seesfon  of  the  Idaho  legis- 


Jack  Finney,  of  Coenr  d'Alene,  has  there  built  up  an  extensive  business  as  a  dealer 
In  Ford  cars  and  Fordson  tractors  and  is  regarded  as  one  of  the  most  progressive  auto- 
mobile men  ot  his  section  of  tbe  state.  He  was  bom  in  Woodlake,  Minnesota,  March  24, 
1S86.  his  parents  being  John  and  Ida  (Curttss)  Finney.  The  father,  a  native  of  Phila- 
delphia, became  a  well  known  railroad  man  and  was  one  of  tbe  pioneers  la  railroad 
work  In  Idaho  and  Washington.  Removing  to  the  northwest,  he  established  his  home 
in  Spokane  and  not  only  became  widely  known  in  connection  with  railroad  building, 
but  also  as  a  representative  of  Important  civic  intereits,  his  aid  and  influence  being  a 
potent  element  for  pnbllc  progress  and  Improvement.  Mrs.  P^ney  Is  still  living  in 

In  the  public  schools  of  that  city  Jack  Finney  pursued  his  education  and  when  his 
textbooks  were  put  aside  he  took  up  electrical  work.  At  the  age  of  nineteen  he  began 
electrical  contracting  in  Spokane  and  a  little  later  he  took  up  a  homestead  In  Stevens 
county,  living  thereon  a  part  of  the  time,  while  the  remainder  of  the  time  was  devoted 
to  his  business  interests  in  Spokane,  and  thaa  he  met  the  necessary  expenses  incident 
to  tbe  development  of  his  homestead.  He  first  became  connected  with  the  automobile 
business  in  handling  second-hand  tibrs  In  Spokane.  In  1914  he  removed  to  Coeur  d'Alene, 
where  he  has  since  been  prominently  known  as  a  dealer  in  Ford  cars  and  Fordson  trac- 
tors, having  the  agency  for  Kootenai  county.  He  sold  more  tractors  in  1919  than  all 
other  dealers  in  the  county  put  together.  Ho  certainly  deserves  great  credit  for  what 
he  has  accomplished.  He  started  out  in  the  business  world  empty-banded  and  by  per- 
sistent efTort,  close  application,  honorable  dealing  and  laudable  enterprise  has  made  for 



blmselt  a  moat  credlUbU  poflltlon  In  ccmnnercial  circles.  He  now  has  a  verj  exUnslre 
and  v«ll  eqnipp«d  Karate  in  Coear  d'Alenc  and  he  has  becrane  wldelr  known  In  this 
connectltm.  He  was  the  manager  of  the  beat  regatta  ever  held  In  Coeur  d'Alene  at  the 
tbue  ot  the  auto  dealers'  conrentlm  held  there. 

Mr.  Pinner  was  united  In  marrlase  to  Mlsa  Harriet  A.  I>ullant7,  of  Spokane,  a 
daughter  of  P.  J.  DuUantr,  a  plumbing  contractor  ot  that  clt7r  where  he  developed  a 
bnslaeM  of  substantial  proportions.  Hr.  and  Hrs.  Finney  bare  become  the  parents  of 
seven  children:  John  Pred,  Walter  Roberta,  Hary  Pheone,  Harriett,  Thomas  Patrick. 
Oeorge  and  Mabel. 

Hr.  Finney's  Interest  centers  In  bla  family  and  he  Ands  hla  greateet  happiness  In 
providing  tor  their  comfort  and  welfare.  He  la  the  owner  of  Olen  Erie,  one  ot  the 
show  places  on  Lake  Coeur  d'Alene  and  In  Kootenai  county.  Fraternally  he  la  con- 
nected with  the  Benevolent  Protective  Order  of  Elke.  At  all  tlmea  he  mantteata  a  . 
most  pnbllc-Bptrlted  devotion  to  the  general  good  and  he  is  an  ardent  supporter  ot  the 
Chamber  of  Commerce  la  its  ettorts  to  advance  the  general  welfare,  promote  the  bualneaa 
GOndltlona  and  uphold  the  Interests  of  Coeur  d'Alenei  He  le  aleo  an  untiring  worker 
In  support  ot  the  good  roads  movement,  recc«nlslng  the  great  value  to  the  state  ot 
improved  public  highways. 


Frank  Leslie  Cox  owns  and  cultlvatea  a  well  improved  ranch  property  ot  alxty  acres 
situated  two  and  a  quarter  miles  northwest  of  Mertdiau.  He  was  bom  at  Stafford, 
Kanaas,  Angnat  16,  188G,  a  son  of  Frank  and  Europe  (Bogue)  Cox.  The  father  aerred 
tot  four  years  In  the  Kansas  legislature  and  eetabltshed  the  first  bank  at  Stafford,  that 
state.  He  passed  away  In  Oklahoma  City,  Oklahoma,  on  the  Tth  at  January,  18B8,  but  Is 
Btlll  anrvlved  by  his  widow,  who  now  resides  In  Salt  Lake  City. 

Frank  L.  Cox  was  reared  In  the  states  of  Kanaas,  IlUnola,  Oklahoma,  Utah  and 
Idaho  and  In  the  acquirement  of  his  education  attended  the  ctmimon  echools.  General 
agrlcnitaral  pursuits  have  claimed  his  time  and  energies  since  he  put  aside  his  text- 
books. It  was  m  1901  that  he  came  to  Idaho  from  Oklahoma  and  four  years  later  be 
homeateaded  a  ranch  ot  one  hundred  and  sixty  acres  In  Fremont  county,  twenty-flre 
miles  from  St.  Anthony.  He  improved  the  property  and  thereon  devoted  hie  attentlMi 
to  dry  farming  until  1917,  when  he  sold  the  place  and  removed  to  Ada  county,  por- 
cbaalng  hla  preaent  well  Improved  ranch  (d  sixty  acres  in  the  vicinity  of  Ueridlan.  He 
bought  the  place  Just  before  the  advance  in  price,  ao  that  he  paid  but  two  hundred 
dcdlars  per  acre  tor  land  that  would  easily  command  three  hundred  and  fifty  dollars  an 
acre  If  It  were  for  sale  at  the  present  time.  There  are  good  buildings  on  the  randt, 
which  includes  an  orchard  tract,  and  the  land  la  very  productive,  anaually  yielding 
rich  harvests  In  return  tor  the  care  and  labor  that  Is  bestowed  upon  it. 

On  the  30th  of  December,  1913,  at  St  Anthony,  Idaho,  Mr.  Cox  was  united  In  mar- 
riage to  Miss  Emma  Frans,  who  was  born  In  Clarke  county,  Indiana,  April  26,  1886,  a 
danghter  ot  Oacar  and  Bertha  (Martin)  Frana,  who  were  born,  reared  and  married  In 
Qarmany.  They  came  to  America  in  18S3  and  located  In  Jeffersanvllle,  Indiana,  where 
Mrs.  Cox  was  bom.  The  mother  la  atlU  living  near  Drummond,  In  Fremont  county, 
Idaho,  but  the  father  there  passed  away  on  the  12th  of  November,  1919.  Mr.  and  Mra. 
Cox  are  the  parents  of  a  son,  Lealle  Prank,  whoae  birth  occurred  November  14,  1916. 

P<dltlcally  Mr.  Cox  Is  a  etanch  republican,  but  haa  never  sought  or  desired  <rfDcft 
as  a  reward  for  his  party  fealty.  He  la  widely  recognlxed  as  an  enterprising  and  pro- 
gressive young  agricnlturist  and  both  he  and  hU  wlte  baTe  won  many  warm  friends  In 
the  community  In  which  they  reside. 


John  Johnson,  the  present  superintendent  ot  schools  In  Franklin  county  and  tor 
many  years  IdenttOed  with  educational  Interests  In  this  part  ot  Idaho,  Is  a  native  ot  the 
kingdom  of  Denmark,  bom  at  Copenhagen,  December  22,  1866,  and  la  a  son  of  Andrew 
and  Margaret  (Nielsen)  Johnson,  also  natlvea  ot  Denmark.  The  fomlly  came  to  America 
in  1873  and  on  arriving  in  thla  country  Andrew  Johnaon  went  to  Utah,  where  he  joined 

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tta«  Ckurch  of  Jeeus  Cbrlst  of  Lattar-dar  Saints.  Some  time  later  ha  bought  a  tract 
ot  land  In  SoTler  conntr.  Utah,  which  h«  Improred  and  developed,  and  eng^eed  In 
tarmlnK  np  to  the  time  of  his  death  in  1901.  Hla  wife  predeceased  him  by  stx  mraitha, 
also  drlDK  in  ISOl. 

John  Johneon  was  about  six  years  old  when  be  accompanied  his  parents  to  America 
and  he  was  reared  in  Serier  county,  Utah,  where  he  attended  the  public  schools,  later 
entering  Brigham  Young  Unlversltr  at  Ptoto,  Utah,  from  which  he  was  graduated  with 
the  class  of  1891.  He  Bubeequently  took  poetgnuluate  work  at  the  Unlversltr  of  Utah  and 
at  the  UnlTersltjr  of  Chicago.  Thus  well  eciulpped,  he  conunenced  teaching  in  the 
public  schools  of  Sevier  county,  being  thus  enseged  for  two  years,  rjid  later  was  prin- 
cipal of  Sevier  Stake  Academy  for  two  years. 

In  1893  Mr.  Johnson  went  to  New  Zealand  on  a  mission  for  his  church  and  returned 
la  1896,  when  he  resumed  teaching  In  the  public  schools  of  Sevier  county,  Utah,  for 
one  year.  He  then  went  to  Snow  Academy  In  Sanpete  county,  Utah,  where  for 
five  years  he  had  charge  of  the  department  of  .education,  and  at  the  end  of  thAt 
period  be  was  called  to  Preston,  Idaho,  to  take  charge  ft  the  Oneida  Stake  Academy,  of 
which  he  was  principal  for  nine  years.  Ur.  Johnson  was  then  called  to  make  a  second 
Toyage  to  New  Zealand  on  behalf  of  his  church,  his  object  being  to  establish  ihe  Uaori 
Agricultural  Collie — a  church  Institution.  On  his  retnm  to  the  United  States  at  the 
md  of  three  years,  be  resumed  teachtng  In  the  public  schools  of  Preston,  Idaho,  for  a 
year,  and  in  November,  1917.  was  elected  to  the  olBce  of  county  superintendent  of 
Mbo<^  for  Vrankllu  county,  being  re-elected  In  1919.  At  present  he  has  charge  of  county 
dub  work  and  Is  county  club  leader.  He  served  as  city  clerk  of  Preston  for  tour  years 
and  at  the  same  time  was  chairman  of  the  public  library  committee. 

On  December  30,  189$,  Hr.  Johnson  was  married  to  Bva  Jensen,  and  they  became 
the  parents  <a  six  children,  three  of  whom  are  living,  namely:  Vivian,  attending 
eollege;  Edith,  attending  the  academy  at  Preston,  and  Eva,  at  home.  The  deceased 
children  are:  Barl,  who  was  accidentally  drowned  In-  19U,  and  Claudius  and  HelMi, 
who  died  In  infancy. 

Mr.  Johnson  Is  a  member  of  the  Church  of  Jesus  Christ  of  Latterday  Saints,  and 
has  held  eeversJ  offices  In  the  same,  Includtog  that  of  stake  high  counselor  and  stake 
superintendent  of  Sunday  school.  Ptditically  he  gives  his  support  to  the  republican 
party  and  Is  an  ftrdent  advocate  ot  the  policies  of  the  party.  He  served  one  term  as 
county  surveyor  of  Sevier  county,  Utah.  He  was  as  active  member  of  the  county  council 
of  defense  during  the  period  of  the  war  with  Germany.  Hr.  j<dinson  is  the  owner  of 
terming  land  In  Franklin  county,  and  Is  generally  regarded  as  one  of  the  meet  pro- 
gressive and  popular  cltlsens  of  his  part  of  the  county. 

A.  A.  HcINTTRB. 

A.  A.  Hclntyre,  editor  of  the  Kootenai  Valley  Times  and  a  well  known  representative 
of  newspaper  Interests  in  the  Panhandle  ot  Idaho,  was  bom  at  Omro,  Wisconsin,  June  7, 
1869,  his  parents  being  Qeorge  T.  and  Jennie  (Hedlll)  Mclntyre,  who  were  natives  of 
St.  Lawrence  county.  New  York.  The  father  took  up  the  occupation  ot  farming  In  the 
Empire  state  and  In  186B  removed  to  WisoanBln,  where  be  again  engaged  In  the  tilling 
ot  the  soil,  making  his  home  at  Royalton,  Waupaca  county.  He  also  carried  on  the 
Biachlnery  business  and  became  connected  with  the  grain  trade  at  Arcadia,  Wisconsin,  In 
later  years. 

A.  A.  Mclntyre,  after  obtaining  a  common  school  education  In  Arcadia,  learned  the 
carpenter's  and  also  the  printer's  trade  In  Wisconsin  and  has  followed  the  latter  prac- 
tically throughout  his  entire  life  save  for  a  period  ot  Ave  years  In  which  he  engaged  in 
contracting  and  building.  Making  his  way  westward  In  1901,  he  first  settled  In  Wash- 
ington, where  he  published  and '  edited  the  Big  Bend  Chief,  a  newspaper  ot  Wilson 
Creek.  In  191S  he  removed  to  Boaners  Ferry,  Idaho,  where  be  became  editor  of  the 
Bonners  Ferry  Times,  which  Is  without  question  one  of'the  best  edited  newspapers  tn 
the  Panhandle.  The  Times  Is  devoted  to  the  dlssemlnatfon  of  local  and  general  news 
and  to  the  discussion  of  all  vital  problems  and  has  ever  been  made  an  organ  of  progress 
and  improvement  in  this  section  ot  the  state.  Mr.  Hclntyre  is  also  the  president  ot  the 
Swift  Hap  Company,  manufacturers  ot  a  patented  educational  puiile  map,  which  has 
been  adopted  by  the  state  board  of  education  ot  Idaho  and  is  strongly  endoreed  by  the 
educational  boards  of  Oregon,  Washington  and  other  states.     The  map  Is  designed  to 

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t«ach  the  local  geographj-  ot  the  state  which  It  repreaente  In  an  Interesting  and  fnter- 
tatDlnK  manner,  and  by  calllnK  into  reqolsttton  bo  manr  different  assodatloaa  of  the 
vartooB  units  that  memoir  becomes  mechanical  and  the  tppressione  are  nneonBcltmaly 
retained  In  the  mtnd,  ready  to  be  recalled  at  any  time.  Put  in  the  form  oC  a  puzzle 
map,  geography  becomeg  a  matter  of  interest  not  only  to  children  but  to  grown-ups 
as  well,  for  putting  the  puzzle  map  together  constitutes  a  most  Interesting  as  well  as 
a  moat  instractlTe  game. 

Mr.  Mclntyre  was  united  In  marriage  to  Mrs.  Winnie  B.  D'Arcy  in  1917.  By  a 
former  marriage  he  had  four  children:  Elbert  B.,  Thelma.  Harold  and  Gerald.  Mr. 
I^clntyre  gives  his  political  allegiance  to  the  democratic  party  and  Is  an  active  worker 
in  Its  support,  while  at  all  times  he  furthers  those  plans  and  projects  which  have  to  do 
with  the  upbuilding  and  development  of  the  community.  He  haa  done  much  to  turther 
the  welfare  of  Boundary  county  as  well  as  of  Bonners  Ferry.  He  was  an  active  member 
of  the  Boundary  County  Defense  Council  and  took  a  helpful  part  In  prcnnotlng  all  war 
drives.  He  was  secretary  of  the  committee  that  took  over  the  top  the  Salvation  Army 
drive  and  In  every  possible  wajyhe  aided  In  Boanclng  the  American  army  during  the 
World  war  and  promoting  the  Interests  ot  the  soldiers  is  camp  and  Oeld.  Fraternally 
he  is  connected  with  the  Independent  Order  of  Odd  Fellows,  the  Modem  Woodmen  of 
America  and  the  Knights  of  the  Bfaccabees.  and  in  these  fH^anizations  and  in  every 
other  relation  of  life  be  is  held  In  high  esteem,  the  sterling  worth  ot  his  character 
being  recognized  by  all  with  whom  he  comes  in  contact. 


The  active  business  and  proresalonal  Interests  of  Arthur  Henry  Morgan  place  him 
In  the  front  rank  among  the  representettve  citizens  of  Idaho.  He  has  tor  the  past  six 
years  been  the  superintendent  and  general  manager  ot  the  Intermonnteln  Institute  at 
Welser  and  he  is  also  identified  with  farming  and  banking  tntereete  and  at  the  present 
writing  is  representing  bis  district  in  the  state  legislature.  He  was  born  In  Grand 
Forks  county,  North  Dakota,  February  13,  1SS3.  a  son  ot  Henry  A.  and  Alice  A.  (Reed) 
Moi^an,  who  are  natives  ot  New  York  and  Kentucky,  respectively.  The  father  Is  ot 
Welsh  and  the  mother  of  English  lineage,  the  paternal  grandfather,  John  Morgan,  having 
come  from  Wales  to  the  United  States,  at  Which  time  he  estebllshed  his  home  in  the 
state  of  New  York.  Both  parents  are  still  living  and  now  make  their  home  In  Seattle, 
Washington.    The  father  has  devoted  bis  entire  lite  to  farming  and  ranching. 

Arthur  H.  Morgan  was  largely  reared  upon  the  old  homestead  farm  In  North 
Dakota,  but  when  a  youth  ot  alzteen  years  accompanied  his  parents  on  their  westward 
removal  The  family  settled  on  a  ranch  In  Lateh  county,  Idaho,  where  Arthur  H.  Morgan 
remained  from  1899  until  1908.  At  the  age  of  twenty-one  years  he  took  up  the  pro- 
fession of  teaching,  which  he  followed  for  two  terms  In  Latah  county,  and  subsequently 
he  entered  Whitman  College  at  Walla  Walla.  Waahlngten.  where  he  pursued  a  scientific 
course  and  was  graduated  with  the  B.  S.  degree  in  1908.  During  his  college  days  he 
was  quite  prominent  in  athletics.  After  his  school  days  were  over  be  spent  a  short  time 
as  a  clerk  with  the  Spokane  A  Eastern  Trust  Company  of  Spokane,  Washington,  but  a 
little  later  resigned  to  become  cashier  of  the  First  State  Bank  ot  St.  Joe,  Idaho,  which 
position  he  occupied  acceptably  for  Ov^  years.  In  November,  1913,  hf  resigned  to  becrane 
superintendent  and  general  manager  of  the  Intermountain  Institute  at  Welser,  a  posi- 
tion which  he  still  Alls.  The  development  and  upbuilding  ot  this  Institution  Is  lately 
due  to  his  efforts.  The  school  was  founded  in  1901  and  In  recent  years  has  made  rapid 
advancement  to  a  place  In  the  front  ranks  of  the  educational  Institutions  ot  the  north- 
west The  late  Mrs.  Russell  Sage  of  New  Tork  City  left  a  bequest  of  two  hundred 
thousand  dollars  to  the  Intermountain  Institute,  which  endowment  places  it  upon  a  good 
substantial  financial  basis.  The  school  has  twenty-five  hundred  acres  ot  land  and  Mr. 
Morgan  Is  In  charge  ot  both  school  and  farm  and  also  manages  a  ranch  of  his  own 
near  Welser  ot  one  thousand  acres.  Just  north  of  the  city.  He  is  a  man  ot  excellent 
business  ability  and  enterprise,  readily  discriminating  between  the  essential  and  the 
don-assent lal  In  all  business  affairs.  He  Is  a  director  of  the  Welser  Loan  ft  Trust 
dompany  and  his  sound  Judgment  Is  regarded  as  a  valuable  factor  in  the  successful 
conduct  ot  every  Interest  with  which  be  is  associated. 

On  the  Stb  ot  September,  1909,  Mr.  Morgan  w'as  ntarried  to  Miss  Pansy  Eledlee 
Paddock,  a  native  ot  llUnoia  but  at  that  time  a  resident  of  Welser,  Idaho,  and  a  class- 



mate  of  hi*  la  Whitman  College.  Thrve  cblldren,  two  sodb  and  a  datiEbter,  have  been 
bom  of  their  marriage:  Edward  Paddock,  born  June  23,  1010;  Arthur  Henry,  born 
October  3,  1015;  and  Jean  Eledlce,  bom  October  23,  1917. 

Hr.  Morgan  Is  a  Mason  who  has  taken  the  degrees  of  lodge,  chapter  and  Knight 
Templar  cammanderr  and  is  a  nioet  loyal  follower  of  the  craft.  Hla  career  has  been  one 
of  useCutaesB  to  the  community  fn  which  he  makes  his  home.  He  has  been  the  efficient 
president  of  the  Farm  Bureau  of  Washington  county  since  It  was  established  and  has 
In  this  direction  made  his  work  of  great  value  to  the  farming  community  of  the  district. 
His  political  allegiance  is  given  to  the  republican  party  and  he  was  elected  on  Its 
ticket  to  the  Idaho  house  of  representatlTeB  in  191S  by  a  good  majority.  He  did  not  seek 
the  office,  but  it  Is  characteristic  of  bim  that  he  faithfully  discharges  any  duty  that 
devcdTos  upon  him.  He  Is  now  serving  as  cljairman  of  the  commlttae  on  banks  and 
banking  In  the  general  assembly  and  he  Is  also  chairman  of  the  Washington  County 
Council  of  Defense,  which  Indicates  the  stalwart  support  that  he  has  given  to  the 
government  In  every  effort  to  advance  American  Interests  during  the  war  and  to  uphold 
American  support  of  the  allies.  His  entire  life  work  has  been  of  a  constructive  char- 
acter and  he  has  buUded  wisely  and  well,  not  only  In  the  promotion  of  Ms  individual 
inlereets  but  in  the  development  of  those  activities  which  are  of  greatest  benefit  and 
value  to  community,  state  and  nation. 


Hon.  Charles  N.  Dllatush,  who  is  identified  with  farming  on  the  Snake  river.  In 
the  Hagerman  valley  of  Idaho,  was  born  in  Warren  county,  Ohio,  November  16,  1864, 
his  parents  berng  Henry  and  Ellea  (Hunt)  Dllatush,  the  former  a  native  of  New  Jersey, 
while  the  latter  was  born  in  Ohio.  The  father  went  to  the  Buckeye  state  when  a  youth 
of  fourteen  years  In  company  with  his  parents  and  was  there  reared  to  manhood.  He 
afterward  took  up  the  occupation  of  farming  and  was  married  in  the  Buckeye  state. 
The  young  couple  began  their  domestic  lite  In  Warren  county,  Ohio,  where  they  con- 
tinned  to  reside  throughout  their  remaining  days,  the  father  passing  away  Id  ISll  at 
the  advanced  age  of  eighty-two  years,  while  the  mother  died  in  ISTT.  He  was  a  re- 
publican In  politics  and  a  prt^reaslve  cltlsen  who  stood  loyally  for  all  those  Interests 
which  he  believed  would  {trove  of  benefit  to  the  community  In  which  he  made  bis  home. 

Charles  N.  Dllatush  spent  the  days  of  bis  boyhood  and  youth  under  the  parental 
root  and  Is  Indebted  to  the  public  school  system  of  his  native  county  for  the  educa- 
tional privileges  which  he  enjoyed.  It  was  In  1S90  that  he  made  bis  way  to  Hagerman, 
on  the  Salmon  falls,  and  soon  afterward  took  up  his  abode  on  the  Buckley  ranch.  He 
acquired  that  property  for  the  Idaho  Mining  t  Land  Trust  Company  and  also  followed 
gold  mining  on  the  ranch.  Later  be  concentrated  his  efforts  and  attention  npon  the 
cultivation  and  development  of  the  land  and  fa  time  developed  a  splendid  ranch  prop- 
erty there  of  fifteen  hundred  acres,  of  which  he  continued  as  the  manager  until  1909. 
The  company  then  sold  that  property  and  Mr.  Dllatush  purchased  his  present'  ranch, 
then  comprising  eighty  acres,  although  be  has  since  sold  twenty  acres,  retaining  poe- 
Bcsslon  of  a  sixty  acre  tract.  This  Is  a  well  Improved  property  aud  he  is  devoting 
his  attention  to  general  farming. 

Mr.  Dllatush  Is  a  stalwart  supporter  of  the  republican  party  and  a  recognized 
leader  In  Its  ranks  in  the  state.  He  represented  his  district  in  the  fifth  and  seventh 
general  sessions  of  the  Idaho  legislature  and  he  has  also  filled  the  office  of  county  com- 
missioner of  Lincoln  and  Gooding  counties,  acting  in  that  capacity  for  ten  years  and 
making  a  moet  commendable  record  by  his  raitbtalness  to  every  public  duty  In- 
trusted to  his  care. 


Edward  W.  Colton,  who  for  more  than  six  years  has  been  known  to  the  people  of  ' 
Malad  City  as  Its  efficient  postmaster  and  who  in  former  years  was  active  and  prominent 
In  political  and  public  affairs,  was  born  in  Weber  Valley,  Utah,  January  1,  18S6.  a  son 
of  Joseph  and  Ellen  (Wlnfield)  Colton.  natives  of  England.  The  parents  came  to 
America  about  1864  and  lived  in  Pennsylvania  for  seven  or  eight  years.     They  then 



Joined  tlte  tld«  of  Immtgratlon  flowing  west  and  In  1861  croBoed  the  plstns  to  Utah, 
locating  In  Weber  Taller-  The  father  had  been  a  mine  contractor  in  Pennsrlnnla 
but  on  coming  west  engaged  In  farming.  In  IBSS  he  removed  to  Oneida  connty,  Idaho, 
and  tooh  up  a  tract  of  land,  which  he  Improved  and  developed  and  continned  to  operate 
for  the  remainder  of  hla  lite.  Hla  death  occurred  In  18S1.  HIa  widow  still  inrrtTea  and 
Is  now  living  In  Malad  Clt7  at  the  advanced  age  of  efghty-aeven  rears. 

Edward  W.  Colton  was  reared  on  his  father's  place  and  reoelved  moat  of  hla  education 
In  the  Bchools  ot  Malad  CItr,  also  attending  summer  schools  In  other  places.  He 
remained  at  home  up  to  the  time  ot  his  father's  death  and  then  he  and  one  of  his 
brothers  operated  the  home  farm  for  several  jears.  He  taught  school  in  the  same 
district  In  Oneida  county  for  seventeen  years.  He  then  turned  bis  attentt<»  to  politics 
and  was  employed  in  the  county  assessor's  office  as  chief  deputy.  He  had  prerionsly 
for  some  time  served  as  chief  deputy  in  the  c^ce  of  the  county  sherlS.  In  the  spring 
of  19X4,  Mr.  Colton  was  appointed  poetniaat«r  of  Ualad  City  by  President  Wilson,  and 
at  the  expiration  of  his  flrat  term  he  was  reappointed  to  the  same  oflloe.  He  was  also 
engaged  In  the  produce  business  for  three  years. 

On  January  1,  1SS9,  Mr.  Colton  was  married  to  Louise  Clark,  and  they  have  beccHue 
the  parents  of  nine  children,  as  follows:     Ella,  now  the  wife  of  Joseph  Palmer;  Edward, 
who  was  assistant  postmaster  of  Malad  City  when  he  passed  away  January  6,  1818.  at . 
the  age  of  twenty-atx  years;   Eliza,  wife  of  Lester  Charleeworth;    WlUtam;    Herrltt; 
Laurence;  Roscoe;  Joseph,  who  died  In  Infancy:   and  Delora. 

Mr.  Colton  Is  a  member  of  the  Chnrch  of  Jesus  Chrlat  of  Latter-day  Saints  and  la 
earnestly  Interested  In  all  Its  good  works.  Be  gives  his  support  to  the  democratic 
party  and  is  ever  active  in  behalf  of  Its  Interests.  He  served  on  the  Malad  City  school  ' 
board  for  a  cwislderable  time.  He  Is  a  member  of  the  Modem  Woodmen  of  America. 
At  one  time  he  was  assistant  cashier  of  the  J.  N.  Ireland  'A  Company's  bank  at  Malad, 
retaining  this  position  for  about  three  ycare.  He  Is  interested  In  land  near  Halad  City 
which  a  son  operates. 


In  various  ways  Hon.  Arthur  Pence  has  been  identified  with  Idaho's  development 
and  progress.  He  has  been  associated  with  Its  agricultural  'Intereeta  and  at  the  same 
time  haa  left  the  Iiqpress  of  his  Individuality  and  ability  upon  the  legislative  history 
of  the  state,  having  served  in  both  the  house  ot  representatives  and  the  senate.  He 
now  makes  his  home  near  Hot  Springs.  He  was  born  in  Burlington  county,  Iowa,  near 
Des  Moines,  on  the  10th  of  Febmary,  1S47,  his  parents  being  William  and  Mary  (Thurs- 
ttn)  Pence.  His  youthful  days  were  passed  In  his  native  state  to  the  age  of  eighteen 
years,  but  from  the  age  of  nine  years  be  has  been  dependent  upon  his  own  reaouroes. 
When  a  youth  of  eighteen  he  left  Iowa  for  Idaho,  driving  an  ox  team  across  the  country 
from  Ottumwa,  Iowa,  to  Page  county,  where  he  spent  the  winter  and  thence  crossed 
the  plains  to  Idaho  in  1S64,  arriving  at  Boise  on  the  19th  ot  October.  He  spent  the 
following  winter  in  Idaho  City  and  tor  the  next  three  years  engaged  in  hauling  freight 
from  Umatilla  to  Boise.  Later  he  located  a  ranch  by  squatter's  right  in  the  Boise 
valley  and  for  a  year  devoted  his  attention  to  farming  there.  He  afterward  homesteaded 
one  hundred  and  sixty  acres  in  the  Bruneau  valley,  where  he  la  now  located,  and 
through  the  intervening  period  be  has  carried  on  general  ranching,  gardening  and 
cattle  ralalng.  After  a  time,  however,  he  disposed  of  his  cattle  and  for  the  past 
thirty-three  years  has  given  his  attention  largely  to  sheep  raising,  now  running  two 
bands  of  eheep. 

In  1877  Mr.  Pence  was  married  to  Miss  Mary  S.  Wills,  a  native  of  Missouri,  and  they 
have  become  the  parents  of  four  children;  Maud  E.,  now  the  wife  of  J.  W.  Waterhouse, 
residing  near  Nampa,  Idaho;  Arthur,  Jr.,  who  married  Miss  Edith  Halley;  Mattle,  the 
wife  o^  A.  F.  Trunnell,  living  near  her  father  upon  the  ranch;  and  Grover  W.,  who 
married  Miss  Theresa  Fogarth,  and  Is  alao  living  near  bis  father  on  the  ranch. 

Mr.  Pence  Is  a  faithful  follower  of  the  Masonic  fraternity,  the  Independent  Order 
of  Odd  Fellows  and  the  Benevolent  Protective  Order  ot  Elka.  He  is  also  a  stalwart 
democrat  and  a  warm  personal  friend  of  Oovenior  Hawley.  He  has  been  quite  promi- 
nent in  connection  with  the  political  history  of  the  state,  serving  In  1900  as  a  member 
of  the  house  of  representativee  and  from  1S03  until  1907  as  a  nfember  of  the  Idaho 
state  senate.    He  yet  keeps  In  close  touch  with  the  vital  problems  and  political  laauea 

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of  the  country,  so  that  be  Is  able  to  support  bla  posttiou  by  lat«lllgeDt  and  discriminat- 
ing argument  He  certalnl;  deserves  mucb  credit  (or  wbat  be  bas  accomplished,  for 
starting  eut  In  life  wben  a  yoimg  lad  of  but  nine  ytars  to  provide  for  his  ovn  support, 
he  has  worked  bis  vay  steadily  upward,  his  Industry  and  diligence  constituting  the 
broad  foundation  upon  which  he  has  built  his  s 


William  B.  Qoodbeart  Is  one  of  the  most  prominently  known  Masons  of  the  state 
of  Idaho,  having  for  mkny  years  been  grand  lecturer  and  for  a  long  period  an  officer 
In  the  grand  lodge.  He  makes  bis  home  at  Coeur  d'Alene  and  is  one  of  the  most  wldelr 
known  and  highly  respected  citizens  of  the  state.  He  was  born  In  Tazewell  county,  Illi- 
nois, November  4.  1S5G,  being  a  son  of  Oeorge  W.  and  Eunice  (Rogers)  Qoodbeart  ^nd  a 
grandson  of  William  Richard  Ooodheart,  who  was  one  of  the  pioneers  of  Illinois.  He 
was  bom  near  Edlnburgb,  Scotland,  December  1,  1780,  there  acquired  a  limited  education 
and  was  about  fourteen  years  of  age  when  the  family  removed  to  Holland,  where  he  was 
bound  out  to  learn  the  stonemason's  trade.  However,  be  ran  away  with  one  of  his  com- 
panions and  took  service  on  a  merchant  veesel,  which  was  afterward  captured  by  the 
French,  so  that  he  served  in  the  French  navy.  While  a  member  thereof  the  Frendi 
became  engaged  in  war  with  England.  He  was  in  the  service  of  the  French  for  about 
seven  years,  partly  on  aea  and  partly  on  land.  He  belonged  to  the  cavalry  and  for 
several  years  was  with  Napoleon  In  Italy.  He  was  also  with  Napoleon  In  the  Russian 
campaign  and  saw  the  destruction  of  Moscow.  After  leaving  the  French  service  Wllllim 
R.  Ooodheart  went  to  England  and  Joined  the  English  forces  who  were  fighting  the 
United  States  In  the  War  of  1812.  He  was  taken  prisoner  in  the  naval  conflict  tm  Lake 
Erie,  when  Commodore  Perry  gained  bis  great  victory.  He  did  not  wish  to  be  exchanged 
mni  go  back  to  the  British  service  and  with  two  companions  he  escaped  during  the  first 
night  after  they  were  brought  to  laild.  Enduring  many  hardships,  they  at  length 
arrived  at  lAncaster,  Pennsylvania.  There  Mr.  Ooodheart  enlisted  In  the  American 
army  and  fought  under  Qeneral  Harrison,  for  be  resolved  to  become  an  American 
cittaen.  He  was  married  August  2,  1814,  to  Sarah  Ann  Ctouse,  of  Praaklln,  Ohio,  and 
he  took  up  a  claim  there.  In  1819  his  leg  was  broken  by  the  fall  of  a  tree  and  during 
his  illness  be  became  converted  to  the  Christian  religion.  In  the  fall  of  1824,  with  his 
wife  and  six  children,  he  started  westward  and  located  first  in  what  was  then  Fayette 
county,  lUinoie.  After  a  brief  period  he  removed  to  Blooming  Orove  and  upon  his 
farm  there  made  the  first  brick  manufactured  In  McLean  county,  Illinois.  In  182T  he 
removed  to  Old  Town  timber,  In  the  same  county,  and  In  1830  be  entered  land  at 
Blooming  Orove.  Subsequently  he  removed  to  the  north  side  of  Bloomingttm  and  his 
last  days  were  spent  In  the  city,  where  he  passed  away  in  1843.  He  and  bis  wife  had 
ten  children,  the  fourth  of  whmn  was  Oeorge  W.  Ooodheart,  who  was  largely  reared 
upon  the  Illinois  frontier  and  became  a  carpenter  at  Bloomington.  His  wife  was  a 
native  of  Pennsylvania,  and  his  death  occurred  in  Kansas. 

William  B.  Ooodheart  of  this  review  largely  obtained  his  «ducatIon  In  the  public 
schools  at  Farmer  City,  Dewitt  county,  Illinois,  and  when  fourteen  years  of  age  he 
there  began  learning  the  printer's  trade,  which  be  followed  until  1S02.  in  1886  he  went 
to  Texas,  afterward  made  bis  way  to  Portland,  Oregon,  and  in  1891  became  a  resident  of 
Idaho,  settling  at  Welser,  which  at  that  time  was  a  small  place.  He  became  manager  of 
the  Welser  Signal  and  so  coattuued  for  about  twelve  years.  All  through  the  Inter- 
vening years  from  the  age  of  fourteen  he  had  been  connected  with  the  printing  business 
and  so  continued  until  he  retired  from  that  field  to  give  his  attention  to  the  work  of 
the  Masonic  lodge. 

Mr.  Ooodheart  has  long  been  a  faithful  follower  and  exemplary  representative  of 
the  craft.  He  was  made  maeter  of  Weiser  Lodge,  No.  23,  A.  F.  &  A.  M.,  In  1894  and 
since  that  time  be  has  been  very  prominent  la  the  work  of  the  order  and  has  long  been 
connected  with  the  grand  lodge  of  Idaho,  beginning  with  the  twenty-seventh  annual 
communication.  He  was  made  grand  lecturer  In  1902  and  filled  that  position  for  thirteen 
years.  Hs  had  served  as  Junior  grand  warden  In  1900  and  1901  and  he  was  continuously 
in  the  office  of  grand  lecturer  from  1902  until  1908,  then  again  In  1910,  1911,  1913, 
1914,  1915  and  19l6.  His  local  connection  was  with  Weiser  Lodge  No.  23,  A.  F.  A  A.  M.; 
Welser  Chapter,  R.  A.  M.;  and  Welser  Commandery,  K.  T.    While  serving  tm  grand 

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lectorer  he  vlelted  every  lodge  In  the  state  and  be  1b  today  one  of  the  best  known  Masoaa 
in  Idaho. 

In  1882  Mr.  Goodbeart  was  married  to  Miss  Sarah  J.  Cox,  the  wedding  taking  place 
at  Bloomlngton.  Illinois.  They  had  two  children:  Berl  Irving,  now  living  In  San 
Francisco,  who  is  married  and  has  tbree  children — Ethel  F..  William  B.  and  Rosland  E.; 
and  Alberta  F.,  who  is  the  deceased  wife  of  C.  F.  Butler,  of  San  Francisco. 

Mr.  Ooodheart  is  now  living  retired  In  Coeur  d'Alene.  He  keeps  In  close  touch 
witb  the  leading  questions  and  Issues  of  the  <Uy  and  his  ability  has  brought  him  promi- 
nently to  the  front  as  one  who  has  bad  considerable  Influence  in  molding  public  thougbt 
and  action.  He  Is  a  fluent  and  earnest  speaker  and  as  grand  lecturer  did  much  tor  the 
upbuilding  and  advancement  of  Masonry  in  the  state,  enjoying  in  tH^  fullest  degree  the 
highest  respect  and  confidence  of  bis  brethren  of  the  craft. 


H<M).  Andrew  Chrtstenson,  a  republican  member  of  the  state  senate,  to  which  he 
was  elected  on  the  6th  of  November,  1918,  has  been  a  resident  of  Bonner  county,  where 
be  still  makes  his  home,  tor  a  period  of  thirty-one  years,  having  arrived  in  Idaho  In 
188S.  He  was  one  of  the  pioneer  settlers  of  that  district  and  was  largely  the  founder 
and  promoter  of  the  town  of  I^clede,  having  ballt  the  Orst  store  in  the  town  and 
otherwise  promoted  its  interests  and  upbuilding  for  many  years.  His  Identiflcatlon  with 
public  interests  of  that  sectlcm  of  the  state  has  been  close  and  helpful,  for  at  all  times 
he  has  been  actuated  by  marked  devotion  to  the  general  good. 

Denmark  claims  him  as  a  native  son.  He  was  bom  in  that  country,  March  1,  1862, 
his  parents  being  Hans  and  Sophia  Cbrlstenson.  both  of  whom  have  now  passed  away. 
Neither  parent  ever  came  to  the  United  States,  the  father  devoting  bis  life  to  tarmlng 
and  dairying  in  Denmark. 

Andrew  Cbrlstenson  was  reared  upon  the  old  home  farm  and  crossed  the  Atlantic 
to  the  new  world  in  1880,  when  a  young  man  of  eighteen  years.  He  at  once  proceeded 
to  Alden,  Minnesota,  where  he  spent  eight  years,  being  first  engaged  in  railroad  work, 
while  later  he  was  employed  in  a  general  store.  In  18SS  be  came  to  Idaho  and  located 
on  a  homestead  claim  In  what  was  then  Kootenai  but  is  now  Bonner  county.  As  stated, 
be  established  the  flrst  store  in  Laclede  and  it  was  for  a  long  time  the  only  general 
merchandise  eetabllshment  of  the  town.  He  continued  an  active  factor  In  mercantile 
circles  for  many  years  and  built  up  a  business  of  gratifying  and  substantial  proportions. 
He  became  an  active  factor  In  the  public  lite  of  the  community  and  served  as  county 
commissioner  before  Kootenai  county  was  divided.  Banner  county  being  created  in  the 
winter  of  1&06-6.  In  1907  he  was  appointed  the  flrst  county  treasurer  ot  the  new  county 
of  Bonner  and  he  continued  to  fill  the  otDce  tor  twelve  years  or  until  1919,  when  be 
resigned  to  take  up  the  duties  ot  state  senator,  having  previously  declined  to  again 
accept  the  nonrinatlon  for  tbe  oBlce  of  county  treasurer.  This  Is  his  flrst  term  In  the 
state  senate,  but  he  is  proving  an  able  working  member  of  the  body  and  one  who  gives 
earnest  consideration  to  all  vital  questions  which  come  up  tor  settlement  He  was  made 
chairman  of  tbe  committee  on  agriculture,  a  member  of  tbe  flnance  eommlttee  and  also 
of  the  committee  cm  highways  and  bridges,  and  In  bis  legislative  work  be  is  following 
constructive  methods.  His  business  activity  also  extends  to  financial  circles,  for  be  is 
now  one  of  tbe  directors  of  the  Bonner  County  National  Bank,  which  he  aided  in 
organising,  serving  as  a  member  of  its  flrst  board. 

In  young  manhood  Mr.  Cbrlstenson  was  married  In  Alden,  Minnesota,  to  Hiss  Marie 
Petersen,  also  a  native  of  Denmark,  who  came  to  the  United  States  with  her  parents  in 
1866,  when  but  two  years  of  age.  Tbey  have  seven  living  children,  four  sons  and  three 
daughters:  Hilda,  now  the  wife  of  James  Crockett,  ot  Montana;  Peter;  Andrew,  J^; 
Anna,  the  wife  ot  Fred  Hodge,  of  Bonner  county;  Olga;  Victor,  and  Carl,  who  Is  but 
twelve  years  of  age. 

Mr.  Cbrlstenson  Is  a  member  of  the  Scandinavian  Fraternity  of  America  and  is  a 
past  grand  president  of  that  society  for  tbe  district  ot  Montana,  Idaho  and  Washington. 
He  is  likewise  a  thirty-second  degree  Hason.  a  Knight  Templar  and  a  member  ot  the 
Mystic  Shrine.  He  Is  a  past  master  ot  Lakeside  Lodge.  No.  42,  A.  F.  A  A.  H.,  ot  Sand- 
point;  a  past  high  priest  of  the  chapter  and  a  past  grand  master  of  the  Orand  Lodge 
A.  F.  A  A.  M.  of  Idaho.  He  likewise  belongs  to  the  Eastern  Star  and  is  a  past  patron 
ot  the  local  chapter.    His  religious  faltb  is  that  ot  tbe  Lutheran  church.    He  Is  a  man 



of  high  principles  and  steadfast  purpose,  earnest  In  support  of  every  cause  vhlcb  be 
endoraeB,  forceful  and  resourceful  In  all  that  he  undertakes;  and  tbe  splendid  record 
which  he  made  as  county  treasurer  led  to  hla  selection  for  senatorial  honors. 


HeniT  C.  Jones,  a  representative  agriculturist  of  Ada  county,  is  the  owner  of  a 
splendidly  Improved  ranch  property  comprising  forty  acres  and  situated  three  miles 
northwest  of  Meridian.  His  birth  occurred  In  Davis  county,  Iowa,  July  17,  1862,  his 
parents  being  William  Allen  and  Mary  Jane  (Taggart)  Jones,  who  passed  away  in  the 
years  1902  and  IBOO  respoctively.  The  father,  a  native  of  Missouri,  became  a  pioneer 
settlor  of  Davis  county,  Iowa,  where  he  continued  to  reside  throughout  the  remainder 
at  his  lite.  To  blm  and  hla  wife  were  born  nine  children,  four  of  whom  still  survive, 
three  of  the  number  living  in  Iow& 

Henry  C.  Jcmes,  the  onlyj  representative  of  the  family  In  Idaho,  was  reared  on  the 
farm  on  which  he  was  born  and  has  devoted  his  attention  to  tbe  work  of  the  fields 
throughout  practically  his  entire  life.  On  the  S4tb  of  Decemt>er,  1884.  In  Davis  county, 
Iowa,  he  was  united  In  marriage  to  Miss  Lucy  Fresh,  who  is  also  a  native  of  that 
county,  born  May  28,  1863.  Her  parents,  Jesse  and  Catherine  (Steeprow)  Fresh,  who 
were  natives  of  Kentucky  and  Indiana  respectively,  have  both  passed  away.  Mr.  and 
Mrs.  Jone^  were  reared  in  tbe  same  neighborhood  In  Iowa  and  became  acquainted  in 
childhood.  They  are  the  parents  of  four  children,  all  bom  In  Davis  county,  Iowa.  Nora, 
whoso  birth  occurred  October  30,  1886.  la  the  wife  of  Arthur  Clay  Epperly,  of  Cali- 
fornia. Perlle,  who  was  bom  August  9,  1S88,  is  the  wife  of  Blaine  Alfred  Brown  and 
resides  at  Ustick,  Idaho.  Alva  Allen,  born  April  17,  1892,  married  Margaret  Nebb 
and  resides  In  Long  Valley.  Walter  Clay,  whose  natal  day  was  January  6,  189S,  Is 
Btlll  under  tbe  parental  roof. 

Mr.  and  Mrs.  Jones  resided  in  Davis  county,  Iowa,  for  twenty  years  after  their 
marriage  or  until  1904.  when  they  came  to  Idaho.  Though  Mr.  Jones  has  since  spent 
some  time  In  California,  Oregon  and  Washington,  he  has  remained  the  owner  of  a  good 
ranch  home  in  this  state.  In  faot  he  has  owned  various  excellent  ranch  properties  In 
the  Boise  valley  since  coming  to  Idaho,  buying  and  selling  land  whenever  an  opportunity 
[or  a  profitable  deal  presented  ItseU.  He  purchased  his  present  place  of  forty  acres  in 
the  fall  of  1919  and  In  the  current  year  (1930)  has  a  field  of  growing  wheat  which 
promises  to  yield  sixty  bushels  to  the  acre,  the  land  being  very  rich  and  produatlve. 
His  undertakings  as  an  agriculturist  have  been  attended  with  gratifying  and  well 
deserved  success  and  be  has  long  been  numbered  among  the  prosperous  fanners  and 
substantial  cltlsens  of  his  community. 

Mr.  and  Mrs.  Jones  and  their  son  Walter  are  republicans  In  political  faith,  believ- 
ing firmly  In  the  principles  of  that  party.  Upright  and  honorable  In  ev^ry  relation 
of  life,  Mr.  Jones  has  wm  the  high  esteem  and  kindly  regard  of  those  with  whom  he 
has  been  asBOCiated,  so  that  the  circle  of  his  friends  is  almost  coextensive  with  the 
circle  of  his  acquaintances. 


Jesse  Potneroy  Rich  ti^  a  well  known  attomey-at-law  of  Preaton,  being  a  member  of 
the  firm  of  Hart  ft  Rich.  He  was  born  April  9,  1S83,  In  Salt  Lake  City,  Utah,  a  son  or 
President  William  L.  and  Ella  (Pomeroy)  Rich,  whose  home  was  in  Paris,  Idaho,  but  the 
father  was  then  attending  tbe  University  of  Utah.  During  his  infancy  they  returned 
to  Paris,  where  he  was  reared  and  where  he  received  his  early  education.  He  attended 
Fielding  Academy  and  also  entered  the  Brigham  Young  College,  at  Logan,  Utah,  from 
which  he  was  graduated  with  the  class  of  June,  1905.  On  December  29,  190G,  be  went  to 
Germany  on  a  mission  for  the  Church  of  Jesus  Christ  of  Latter-Day  Saints  and  returned 
from  that  country  In  August,  1908. 

On  October  8,  1908,  Mr.  Rich  was  married  to  Miss  Louise  Rogers,  a  daughter  of 
George  S.  Rogers,  and  they  have  become  the  parents  of  seven  children,  namely:  Lothatr 
R.;  Russell  R.  and  Reha,  twins;  Kada;  Elna  and  Elda,  twins,  and  Sterling  R. 

Following  his  return  from  Oermany,  Mr.  Rich  was  a  teacher  In  Fielding  Academy,  at 

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Paris,  for  one  j'ear,  st  Uie  end  ol  wblch  period  be  located  on  the  farm  and  eugaced  in  its 
operation  for  one  year.  In  Jane,  1910.  he  entered  the  law  school  of  the  UnlTereltr  of 
Chicago  and  wae  graduated  In  September,  1912.  He  was  nominated  for  the  offlce  of 
county  attorney  for  Bear  Lake  county,  before  he  was  out  of  school  and  later  elected  and 
filled  that  ofllce  for  two  years.  He  followed  law  practice  In  Paris  In  1913-14,  but  In 
January,  1916,  removed  to  Preston,  Idaho,  and  formed  a  law  pairtnersblp  with  Arthur 
W.  Hart,  with  whom  he  has  been  carrying  on  his  profession  ever  since.  He  served  In 
the  offlce  of  city  attorney  of  Preston  for  a  time  and  Is  generally  regarded  as  one  of  the 
coming  lawyers  In  his  part  of  the  county. 

Politically  Mr.  Rich  is  a  warm  supporter  of  the  republican  party.  During  the  war 
with  Germany  he  was  chairman  of  the  county  council  of  defense  and  was  the  first  man 
In  the  state  to  receive  an  appointment.  He  also  served  as  chairman  of  the  Freston 
soldiers  monument  committee,  and  In  other  directions  he  has  always  given  of  his  tbne 
and  ability  to  the  furtherance  of  all  worthy  objecte  calculated  to  serve  the  public 
Interests.  He  has  held  various  offlces  In  the  Church  of  Jesus  Christ  of  Latter-Day 
Saints  and  at  present  Is  stake  secretary  of  the  Young  Hen's  Mutual  Improvement  Asso- 
ciation and  Is  teacher  In  the  Sunday  School. 


Thomas  L.  Quairles  has  the  distinction  of  having  been  elected  sherltF  of  Kootea&l 
county  on  the  democratic  ticket  by  a  majority  of  seven  hundred,  although  the  county 
Is  normally  strongly  republican.  He  has  filled  various  public  otDces  and  the  faithful- 
ness and  capability  with  which  he  has  ever  discharged  his  duties  Is  attested  by  all  who 
know  aught  of  his  career.  He  was  bom  at  Bentonvllle,  Arkansas,  June  27,  1SS9,  a  son 
of  Jesse  P.  Quarles.  also  a  native  of  Bentonvllle.  and  of  Margaret  (Coonfleld)  Quarles, 
who  was  bom  In  Indiana,  her  parents,  however,  removing  to  the  southwest  at  an  early 
day.  Jesse  P.  Quarles,  a  farmer  by  occupation,  came  to  the  northwest  In  1ST3,  traveling 
across  the  country  In  a  prairie  schooner.  On  reaching  Idaho  he  took  up  land  near 
Farmlngton  and  resided  thereon  until  1892,  when  he  removed  to  Kootenai  county,  where 
he  continued  for  some  time  but  is  now  living  at  Olympla,  Washington.  He  has  always 
been  a  very  active  man  In  connection  with  public  affairs,  reaching  a  poeltltm  of  leader- 
ship and  doing  much  to  mold  public  thought  and  action  In  the  districts  In  which  he 
has  resided.  In  ISSO  he  removed  to  Nes  Perce  county,  Idaho,  and  was  elected  to  repre- 
sent his  district  in  the  state  legislature  at  an  early  day.  He  was  a  friend  and  associate 
of  John  Halley  and  other  prominent  pioneers.  While  living  In  Kootenai  county  he 
served  as  county  commissioner  and  assessor  and  he  has  also  been  county  commissioner 
of  Whitman  county,  Washington.  He  gave  his  political  allegiance  to  the  republican 
party  until  1896^  since  which  time  he  has  maintained  an  Independent  coorse  In  pcriltlcs. 
He  belongs  to  the  Masonic  fraternity  and  his  religious  faith  Is  that  of  the  Christian 
church — associations  wblch  Indicate  much  of  the  rules  that  govern  his  conduct  and 
stiape  his  relations  with  his  fellowmen.  At  one  time  he  bad  a  farm  on  the  Coeor 
d'Alene  river,  where  he  engaged  in  raising  Durham  cattle,  keeping  thoroughbred  stock. 
His  land  Interests  were  extensive  and  he  was  very  progressive  as  an  agriculturist  and 
thereby  won  substantial  success.  The  experiences  of  his  life  have  Indeed  been  broad 
and  varied.  While  too  young  to  enlist  for  service  In  the  Civil  war,  he  acted  as  a  guide 
to  Qeneral  Phelps  and  In  that  way  participated  in  several  battles.  Then  came  hie 
removal  to  the  northwest  with  all  of  the  experiences  of  frontier  life  and  his  activity 
In  founding  and  developing  the  new  state  of  Idaho,  crowned  at  last  with  a  well  earned 
rest  and  a  pleasant  home  at  Olympia. 

Thomas  L.  Quarles  was  educated  In  the  public  schools  of  Farmlngton  and  spent  his 
boyhood  days  to  the  age  of  twenty  years  upon  the  home  farm,  passing  through  all  the 
experiences  Incident  to  the  development  of  a  new  farm  property  upon  the  western 
frontier.  After  leaving  home  he  was  employed  In  a  store  and  in  a  bakery  at  Farmlngton 
and  In  1893  he  turned  his  attention  to  ranching  on  the  Coeur  d'Alene  In  Kootenai  county. 
In  1SB4  he  removed  to  Rathdnim.  While  living  at  Rathdrum  he  became  an  active 
factor  In  public  affairs  there,  serving  on  the  school  board,  as  a  member  of  the  city 
council  and  otherwise  manifesting  his  public-spirited  devotion  to  the  general  good. 
The  recognition  of  his  ability  upon  the  part  of  his  fellowmen  has  again  and  again 
led  to  his  appointment  or  election  to  offlce.  For  four  years  he  was  deputy  county 
r  and  for  a  similar  period  filled  the  position  of  deputy  county  auditor.    He  was 



tben  auditor  or  Kootenai  county  from  1903  until  ISIO,  resigning  hie  position  In  the 
Utter  Tear,  He  afterward  conducted  a  resort  at  Twin  Lakes  but  In  1916  was  ataln 
Bailed  to  crfDce,  being  elected  sheriff  of  Kootenai  countjr  on  tbe  democratic  ticket  br  a 
majorltj  of  seven  hundred,  althoogU 'the  cotutjr  usually  glvea  a  strong  repnbllaaii 
majority.  Hr.  Qtorlee  has  for  many  years  be«i  an  active  factor  In  democratic  circles 
and  In  1904  served  as  cbairman  of  the  central  committee. 

In  189S  wa*  celebrated  the  marriage  of  Thomas  L.  Qnarles  and  Miss  May  Iiewls, 
of  Fannlngton,  Idaho,  daughter  of  Charles  and  Uary  Lewis,  who  came  from  Minne- 
sota, where  they  were  ptiweers.  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Quarles  have  fire  children:  Clarice, 
who  la  now  a  teacher  In  the  schools  of  Coeur  d'Alene;  Pauline;  T.  L.,  who  was  a 
member  of  Battery  C  of  the  One  Hundred  and  Forty-elxth  Field  Artillery  and  served 
for  nineteen  months  In  the  World  war,  taking  part  in  the  engagements  at  Chateau 
Thierry,  St  Mthlel  and  In  the  Argonne  and  afterward  going  to  Oermaoy  with  the  army 
of  occupation;  Mabel  and  Katherlne.  who  are  at  home.  Mr.  Quarles  was  a  most 
active  supporter  of  the  Red  Cross  and  all  of  tbe  drives  to  finance  the  Var  and  promote 
the  comfort  of  soldiers  In  camp  and  field.  He  belongs  to  Rathdrum  Lodge,  No.  43, 
A.  F.  4  A.  M.,  the  Royal  Arch  chapter  at  Coeur  d'Alene  and  also  Coeur  d'Alene  Com- 
mandery,  K.  T.  He  Is  likewise  connected  with  the  Elks  Lodge  No.  1254  at  Coeur  d'Alene 
and  with  the  Knights  of  Pythias  lodge  at  Rathdrum  and  in  the  latter  organization  has 
been  past  chancellor  and  a  delegate  to  the  grand  lodge.  By  reason  of  his  many  and 
varied  activities  he  Is  widely  known  and  tbe  sterling  worth  of  his  character  Is  attested 
by  alL  The  greater  part  of  his  life  has  been  passed  In  the  northwest  and  he  has  at 
all  times  been  a  supporter  of  those  interests  which  have  been  Instituted  tor  tbe  benefit 
and  npbulldlng  of  tbe  state. 


William  B.  Hawkins,  of  Bonners  Ferry,  has  figured  prominently  among  tbe  financiers 
ot  northern  Idaho  and  has  controlled  other  important  Interests,  while  his  efforts  at  all 
times  have  been  ot  a  character  that  has  contributed  to  pnblic  progress  and  improvement. 
Ha  was  bom  in  Hannibal,  Missouri,  November  11,  1S47,  and  Is  a  son  ot  Jameson  F.  and 
Sarah  Ann  (Smith)  Hawkins.  The  parents  were  bom  In  Scott  county,  Kentucky,  and  In 
1836  removed  to  Hannibal,  JUlBeouri,  where  the  father  was  actively  connected  with 
bnelnaM  interests  as  operator  of  a  ferry  boat,  as  mill  owner  and  as  a  dry  goods  mer- 
chant, being  one  of  the  most  prominent,  Influential  and  successful  business  men  and 
eitiaena  ot  Hannibal  at  that  period.  He  was  a  recognized  leader  in  the  ranks  ot  tbe 
democratic  party  and  gave  unfaltering  allegiance  to  every  principle  which  be  endorsed. 
One  ot  his  sons  served  as  a  soldier  In  the  Confederate  army  In  tbe  Civil  war. 

William  B.  Hawkins  obtained  his  education  In  tbe  public  schools  ot  Missouri  and 
In  1876  went  to  Lexington,  Kentucky,  where  he  resided  tor  thirty-three  years.  He  was 
tbere  extensively  engaged  in  tbe  raising  of  Jersey  cattle  and  trotting  horses,  winning  s 
place  among  tbe  prominent  stockmen  ol  the  state.  He  was  also  actively  connected 
with  the  tobacco  Industry  and  was  president  ot  the  Tobacco  Growers  Association,  which 
waged  the  fight  agslnst  the  American  Tobacco  Company  to  bring  up  the  price  of 
tobacco  and  his  efforts  resulted  in  a  aubetantial  advance  In  price,  bringing  more  money 
Into  the  state  than  tbrough  any  other  agency.  During  his  residence  in  Kentucky  he 
was  also  a  prominent  figure  In  democratic  circles  and  was  the  cbalmian  of  the  Fayette 
county  democratla  central  committee  for  seventeen  years,  bis  opinions  being  a  guiding 
factor  in  political  activity  throughout  almost  two  decades. 

In  1910  Mr.  Hawkins  became  a  resident  of  Bonners  Ferry  and  established  the 
Hawkins  bank,  which  he  later  sold  and  which  became  the  First  National  Bank.  In 
1918  he  engaged  In  the  lumber  and  coal  business  but  after  a  short  period  retired  from 
active  life  and  now  occupies  a  fine  home  In  Bonners  Ferry,  where  be  has  a  large 
amount  of  fruit.  He  Is  most  pleasantly  and  attractively  situated,  bis  enterprise  in 
former  years  bringing  to  him  the  success  that  now  enables  him  to  enjoy  all  of  tbe  com- 
forts and  many  ot  the  luxuries  of  life  without  further  recourse  to  labor. 

Hr.  Hawkins  was  united  in  marriage  to  Miss  Bettle  Vlley,  a  daughter  of  Major 
VIley,  of  Lexington,  Kentucky,  who  was  a  major  In  tbe  Confederate  army  under  Qeneral 
John  C.  Breckenrldge,  ot  whom  he  was  a  warm  personal  friend.  Major  Vlley  was  a 
large  landowner  and  extensive  breeder  ot  thoroughbred  horses,  specializing  In  running 
stock,  and  he  was  one  ot  the  well  known  citizens  of  Lexington.     To  Mr.  and  Mrs. 

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HawklDfl  were  born  two  children:  Mary  V.,  now  a  teacber:  and  Elijah  P.  The  wl(e 
and  mother  passed  away  in  1907,  her  death  being  the  occasion  of  deep  regret  to  manr 
friends  as  well  ae  to  her  Immediate  tamllr. 

Hr.  Hawkins  not  onlr  figured  promlnenUy  i^n  democratic  circles  In  Kentucky  but 
has  also  twen  a  recognized  leader  ot  the  party  In  the  Panhandle  of  Idaho.  He  was  the 
first  county  treasurer  ot  Boundary  county  and  he  la  keenly  Interested  in  all  public 
affairs  that  have  to  do  with  the  progress  and  upbuilding  of  this  section  of  the  state. 
He  was  an  active  worker  In  support  of  tbe  war  and  he  has  done  everything  in  his 
power  to  advance  the  welfare  and  progress  of  the  community  in  which  he  IWes.  When 
be  came  to  Bonnera  Ferry  there  was  no  church  of  his  faith  and  he  has  assisted  In 
building  a  house  of  worship.  becMning  a  charter  member  of  the  Union  church.  He  take& 
a  great  Interest  in  the  Sunday  achool,  especially  in  tbe  Bible  class.  His  has  bees 
an  active  and  useful  life,  winning  him  the  respect,  confidence  and  honor  of  bis  fellow- 
men,  and  while  he  has  gained  sul^tantial  success  he  has  also  won  an  untarnished  name, 
which  Is  rather  to  be  chosen  than  great  riches. 


William  C.  Larsen,  handling  a  large  real  estate  business  at  Paul  and  contributing 
through  this  avenue  to  the  upbuilding  and  development  of  the  town  In  lai^  measure, 
was  bom  at  Mount  Pleasant,  Utah.  May  4,  1879,  a  son  of  Peter  and  Patorla  Larsen. 
When  thirteen  years  ot  age  he  lett  home  and  went  to  CBllfornla,  inhere  he  worked 
In  the  mines  tor  a  year.  He  then  went  to  Ouray,  Colorado,  where  he  remained  for 
fifteen  years  In  that  picturesquely  beautiful  mountain  district,  spending  the  time  In 
work  on  tbe  revenue  tunnel  and  In  the  old  Virginia  mines  and  also  with  the  Utah 
Copper  Company,  which  he  represented  in  Its  mining  interests  for  a  number  of  years. 
He  then  lett  Colorado  and  made  ble  way  to  Idaho,  driving  along  the  Snake  river  on  a 
prospecting  trip.  He  afterward  Journeyed  to  Utah,  where  his  family  bad  remained 
while  he  was  prospecting  in  Idaho,  and  In  1909  he  came  with  them  to  Paul.  Here  he 
worked  as  a  farm  band  for  a  time  and  then  purchased  twenty  acres  of  land,  while 
eventually  he  turned  his  attention  to  the  real  estate  business,  tor  he  recognized  much 
ot  what  the  future  bad  In  store  for  this  country.  He  saw  its  natural  resourcee  and  Its  pos- 
stbllltlee,  and  although  the  couiitry  was  largely  wild  and  wndeveloped,  he  knew  that  the 
future  must  soon  bring  about  many  changes.  There  was  only  one  store  here  at  the  time 
and  it  was  only  a  man  of  keen  sagacity  tint  would  have  appreciated  the  opportunities 
which  lay-before  htm.  Mr.  Lhrsen  today  sella  more  real  estate  than  any  other  man  In 
Minidoka  county  and  his  patronage  Is  steadily  Increasing. 

In  1919  Mr.  Larsen  organised  tbe  baseball  club  of  Paul,  which  Is  one  of  tbe  best 
in  tbe  state,  and  he  maintains  his  keen  Interest  In  tbe  club,  which  has  greatly  pro- 
moted Its  efllclency  since  organization.  In  politics  Mr.  larsen  is  a  republican  and  he 
has  served  as  deputy  sheriff,  as  justice  of  tbe  peace  and  as  town  clerk.  Fraternally 
be  Is  connected  with  the  Woodmen  of  tbe  World.  He  and  family  occupy  an  attractive 
home  at  Paul  and  everything  about  blm  breathes  an  air  of  prosperity  and  progress. 
His  business  career  has  been  ifaarhed  by  steady  advancement  since  he  started  out  In  life 
on  his  own  account  when  a  lad  ot  but  thirteen  years.  He  has  experienced  some  hard 
knocks,  has  met  some  dlQlcult  situations,  but  by  resolute  spirit  and  determined  pur- 
pose has  overcome  the  obstacles  in  bis  path  and  has  advanced  step  by  step  until  be 
stands  In  the  foremost  position  among  the  real  estate  dealers  of  Minidoka  county,  his 
labors  constituting  a  moat  valuable  contribution  to  the  development  and  upbuilding 
ot  this  part  ot  the  state. 


William  P.  Drake  Is  numbered  among  the  honored  pioneer  settlers  of  Idaho,  having 
taken  up  his  abode  In  this  state  about  a  third  of  a  century  ago.  He  has  been  long  and 
actively  identified  with  ranching  interests  in  tbe  northwest  and  now  owns  and  occupies 
an  excellent  farm  ot  one  hundred  and  elghty-flve  acres  three  and  one-halt  mllee  west 
of  Eagle.  HIa  birth  occurred  In  Tazewell  county,  Virginia,  January  7,  1852,  his  parents 
being  Robert  and  Jemima  (McQulre)   Drake.     Tbe  family  is  an  old  one  in  Virginia. 

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Wben  Mr.  Drake  <3t  this  review  was  but  two  years  of  age  his  parents  went  to  "Wolfe 
Countr.  Kentucky,  where  the  family  home  was  maintained  until  the  time  of  the  Civil 
war,  when  a  removal  was  made  to  Indiana,  while  In  1.8T0  tbey  took  up  tbelr  fibode 
In  Texas.  In  the  last  named  state  the  mother  passed  away,  while  the  father's  death 
occurred  In  Arkansas. 

It  was  In  the  Lone  Star  state  that  William  P.  Drake  met  the  lady  who  Is  now  his 
wife  and  whom  be  wedded  In  Montague  county,  Texas,  December  2,  18S0.  She  bore 
the  maiden  name  of  Candts  Attaway  and  was  born  In  Wood  county,  Texas,  Novem- 
ber 10,  18fi4.  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Drake  became  pioneer  residents  of  the  Indian  Territory, 
now  Oklahoma,  where  tbey  continued  to  make  their  home  until  ISSS,  when  they  came 
to  the  territory  of  Idaho  in  company  with  a  brother-in-law,  Joseph  R.  Sllkey.  who  had 
married  a  sister  of  Mrs.  Drake  and  who  now  resides  near  Boise.  The  Journey  across 
the  plains  was  made  with  a  four-horse  team  and  after  reaching  their  destination  tbe 
Drake  and  Silkey  families  located  on  adjoining  homesteads  in  Fremont  county,  this 
state,  where  they  resided  for  many  years.  Mr.  Drake  Anally  sold  his  ranch  to  Mr. 
Sllkey  and  subsequently  spent  two  years  in  Alberta,  Canada.  On  the  expiration  of  that 
period  he  returned  to  Idaho,  purchasing  and  locating  on  an  elghty-flve  acre  ranch 
situated  between  Onwller  and  McDermott.  In  Ada  county,  which  he  continued  to  operate 
until  March,  1920,  when  he  took  up  his  abode  on  his  present  ranch  west  of  Eagle, 
which  had  come  into  his  possession  In  the  fall  of  I91&.  It  is  known  as  the  Doc  Everett 
place,  comprises  one  hundred  and  efghty-flve  acres  three  and  one-hall  miles  west  ol 
Eagle  and  is  one  of  the  best  and  moet  productive  ranches  in  the  vicinity  of  that  town. 

Mr.  and  Mrs.  Drake  are  the  parents  of  six  living  children,  three  sons  and  three 
daughters,  Robert  Willis,  who  was  born  November  4,  1883,  was  married  on  the  13th 
of  August,  1914,  to  Jennie  Hay  Holman,  who  passed  away  April  10.  1920.  leaving  two 
children:  Carl  Robert,  bom  November  16,  1916:  and  Louise  Bllsa,  whose  birth  occurred 
February  14,  1918.  At  tbe  present  time  Robert  Willis  Drake  and  his  two  children 
make  their  home  with  Mr.  and  Mrs.  William  P.  Drake.  Mrs.  Nannie  Young,  who 
was  born  January  2,  18S5,  resides  at  Qlenns  Ferry,  Idaho,  with  her  three  children.  Amy. 
Myrtle  and  Gertrude.  Benjamin  F..  whose  natal  day  was  June  27,  1887,  is  a  veteran 
of  the  World  war,  having  served  for  five  months  at  Camp  Lewis.  Qrant,  the  fourth 
inem1>er  of  the  family,  was  born  April  7,  1890.  Mrs.  Nora  Marcum,  whose  birth  occurred 
September  4,  1892,  reeldes  at  Beaumont.  Idaho,  with  her  three  children,  Robert,  Bert 
and  Emily.  Claudia  Drake,  a  young  lady  of  eighteen,  was  born  on  the  23d  of  March, 
1902.  The  members  of  the  family  have  become  well  known  and  highly  esteemed  In 
their  respective  communities  and  Mr.  Drake  well  deserves  mention  In  a  work  of  this 
character  as  one. of  the  state's  substantial  agriculturists  and  worthy  and  respected 


Professor  Horrla  D  Low,  occupying  tbe  chair  of  agriculture  and  science  at  Fielding 
Academy,  Paris,  and  holding  valuable  farming  interests  in  Bear  Lake  county.  Is  a 
native  of  Paris,  Idaho,  born  March  24,  1887,  and  Is^a  son  of  Da.Tid  N.  and  Sarah  J. 
(Mathews)  Low,  the  former  a  native  of  Scotland  and  the  latter  born  in  Providence, 
Utah.  David  N.  Low,  when  eight  years  old.  was  brought  by  his  parents  to  the  United 
States  in  1865  and  crossed  the  plains  to  Utah  in  that  year.  'There  he  received  his  educa- 
tion. Following  his  school  days  he  worked  at  farming  In  Utah  until  1890,  when  he 
removed  to  Paris,  Idaho,  and  took  over  a  ranch. two  miles  south  of  Montpelier,  which 
be  continued  to  operate  up  to  a  recent  period.  He  and  his  wife  are  now  living  practi- 
cally retired  at  Paris.  He  has  been  very  active  In  church  work  and  was  selected  to 
fill  a  mission  on  behalf  of  tbe  Church  of  Jesus  Christ  of  Latter-day  Saints  in  Scotland, 
Koing  to  that  country  in  1S99  and  remaining  two  years. 

Morris  D.  Low  was  reared  In  Paris.  Idaho,  and  was  graduated  from  tbe  Fielding 
Academy  In  that  city  In  1912.  He  then  entered  the  Agricultural  College  at  Logan, 
Utah,  from  which  he  was  graduated  with  the  class  of  1917,  after  which  he  returned  to 
Paris  and  baa  been  professor  of  agriculture  In  Fielding  Academy  ever  since.  He 
has  farming  interests  in  Paris,  to  which  he  devotes  the  summer  months  of  each  year. 
His  success  in  the  chair  of  agriculture  has  been  established,  and  he  is  generally  regarded 
as  an  authority  on  a^Icultural  aHalrs  in  this  part  of  tbe  state. 

On  June  16,  1916,  Professor  Ix>w  was  united  In  marriage  to  Beatrice  Gardiner,  and 



they  h«Te  become  the  parents  of  two  children,  namelr:  Hrrle,  bom  Hay  24,  UK, 
sod  Gordon,  born  June  17,  ISIB.  Id  Febraarr,  1*1*,  Professor  Low  was  created  bishop 
of  Paris  second  ward,  and  halt  held  Yarlons  other  t^cee  In  the  Church  of  Jeans  Christ 
of  Latter-day  Saints,  In  the  good  works  of  which  he  Is  earnestly  interested.  In  1M7 
he  filled  a  three-year  mission  to  Kew  Zealand,  returning  in  1910.  He  Is  a  supporter  of 
the  republican  party. 


Chris  Lillegard,  llTins  about  a  mile  northwest  of  Ustfck,  In  Ada  county,  was  born 
In  Denmark,  August  29,  18S2,  and  spent  tbe  years  of  his  boyhood  and  youth  In  that 
eoontry,  pursuing  his  edncatloa  In  the  public  schools.  Haring  arrived  at  years  of 
maturity,  he  was  married  In  the  city  of  Copenhagen  on  the  17th  of  November,  IMS. 
to  Miss  Uarfe  Hansen,  who  was  bora  in  Denmark,  July  28,  188S.  They  came  to  the 
United  States  in  the  year  following  their  marriage  and  tor  two  years  were  residents 
of  Pueblo,  Colorado,  before  coming  to  Idaho.  In  Pueblo  Mr.  Ull^ard  was  employed 
In  a  creamery.  In  bis  native  land  he  had  been  reared  on  a  dairy  ranch  and  was  largely 
familiar  with  everything  pertaining  to  dairy  InterestB.  In  1609  he  and  hie  wife  came 
to  Idaho  and  through  the  intervening  period  have  remained  residents  of  the  Ustick 
district,  taking  up  their  abode  on  their  present  ranch  property  In  191S.  Here  they 
have  thtrty-flve  acree  of  highly  Improved  land  which  Mr.  Lillegard  baa  reoently  pur- 
chased, paying  tor  it  two  hundred  and  flfty  d<dlars  per  acre.  At  the  present  time  he 
could  probably  sell  It  for  almost  double  that  price,  for  much  other  land  in  the  vicinity 
has  sold  as  high  as  Dve  hundt-ed  dtrilars  per  acre.  His  ranch,  however,  is  not  upoo 
the  market,  for  it  Is  his  desire  to  keep  Ibe  property  and  further  develop  It.  He  has 
bnllt  a  good  silo  upon  the  ranch  and  Is  engaged  in  the  raising  of  BolstelD  cattle  tor 
dairy  purposes,  having  now  eleven  good  cows  which  he  milks. 

Mr.  Lillegard'e  parents  never  came  to  the  United  States  ^d  his  mother  is  stUl  living 
in  Denmark,  while  tbe  mother  of  Mrs.  Lillegard  now  makes  her  home  in  Ada  County, 
living  with  her  son,  ChrlBtlan  Hansen,  at  Kuna,  Idaho.  Mrs.  Lillegard  belongs  to  the 
Lutheran  church  of  Boise  and  both  are  highly  esteemed  in  the  community,  where  they 
have  spent  a  period  of  more  than  a  decade.  > 


Mathis  EL  Watson,  conducting  business  at  Paul  under  the  name  of  the  Wataon  Mill- 
ing *  BlevEtor  Company,  was  bom  In  Wilkes  county,  North  Carolina,  July  SI,  1881,  a 
SMI  of  John  M.  and  Sarah  A.  (Eller)  Watson,  who  are  also  natives  of  the  same  locality. 
There  they  were  reared  and  married  and  the  father  followed  the  occupation  of  farming 
in  North  Carolina  for  many  years.  In  February,  1917,  he  removed  to  Paul,  Idaho,  and 
the  following  year  purchased  a  farm  adjoining  the  town,  whereon  he  and  bis  wife  now 
make  their  home.  Both  have  reached  the  age  of  sixty-three  years.  They  are  consistent 
and  faithful  members  of  the  Baptist  church  and  Mr.  Watson  gives  his  political  support 
to  the  republican  party. 

Mathis  B.  Watson  spent  his  boyhood  days  In  North  Carolina  and  pursued  his  edu- 
cation In  the  Appalachian  school  at  Boone,  Watauga  county.  He  afterward  went  to 
Dillon,  Montana,  where  he  engaged  In  farming.  He  later  worked  on  the  Northern 
PacIOc  Railroad  for  one  winter,  after  which  he  returned  to  Dillon  and  was  again 
engaged  In  farming  until  ISOS.  He  then  came  to  Idaho,  settling  first  at  Pocatello, 
and  later  be  removed  to  Rupert,  where  he  took  up  his  abode  on  the  Eth  of  December. 
1906.  On  the  2id  of  the  saiae  month  he  filed  on  a  homestead  and  later  developed  and 
improved  the  property.  In  1906  he  became  a  partner  of  J.  F.  Hunt  in  the  produce  busi- 
ness, this  association  being  maintained  for  two  years,  at  the  end  of  which  time  he  pur- 
chased Mr.  Hunt's  Interest  in  the  business  and  continued  active  in  that  field  for  seven 
years  at  Hepburn,  Idaho,  conducting  his  interests  under  the  firm  style  of  M.  E.  Watson 
A  Company.  He  then  removed  to  Pauir  where  he  established  a  produce  business  under 
the  name  of  the  M.  E.  Watson  Company,  thus  continuing  until  1SI6,  when  the  business 
was  reorganised  under  tbe  name  of  the  Watson  Milling  A  Etevatpr  Company.  The  mill 
was  built  in  1916  and  Is  devoted  to  customs  grinding.    Mr.  Watssn  was  also  the  promo- 






ter  ol  tbe  Paul  Electric  Company  and  for  three  years  continued  aa  Its  presideot.  He 
was  one  of  the  original  stockholders  of  the  Paul  State  Bank  and  is  now  vice  president 
ot  the  same.  He  has  thas  been  an  active  factor  In  the  business  development  of  the  town 
and  htB  progresBivenesB  makes  Itself  felt  In  everything  that  he  undertakes. 

Ib  1911  Mr.  Watson  was  married  to  Mies  Llele  M.  Flelsher,  a  native  of  Harrtshurs, 
Pennsyivanla,  and  a  daoghter  of  Oeorge  and  Nancy  (Fulton)  Flelsher,  They  have  six 
children:  Alice  B.,  filler,  George,  Doris,  Dorothy  and  Ila.  The  religious  faith  of  the 
family  Is  that  ot  the  Baptist  church  and  Mr.  Watson  also  belongs  to  the  Masonic 
fraternity,  being  equally  loyal  In  hie  support  of  these  different  organ  IzatlouB.  He 
is  actuated  by  a  spirit  of  advancement  in  all  that  be  does  and  his  life  has  been 
characteriied  hy  high  ideals,  so  that  he  has  sought  not  only  to  promote  material 
progress  but  also  to  aid  In  the  intellectual  and  moral  development  of  the  communi- 
ties  In  which  he  has  lived. 


William  B.  Crane,  now  living  retired  In  Coeur  d'Alene,  is  one  ot  the  native  sons 
of  the  northwest,  his  birth  having  occurred  In  Winchester,  Oregon,  August  10,  1S5S. 
His  parents  were  Silas  W.  and  Elizabeth  (Jones)  Crane,  the  former  a  native  of  Wisconsin 
and  the  latter  of  Indiana.  The  sim  attended  the  public  schools  ot  Roseburg,  Oregon, 
and  also  Ashland  College,  thus  being  quallQed  by  liberal  education  tor  life's  practical 
and  responsible  duties.  He  came  to  Kootenai  county  on  the  6th  ot  May,  1890,  on  a 
prospecting  trip  and  ta  numbered  among  the  pioneers  of  the  Coeur  d'Alene  country. 
When  the  Coeur  d'Alene  Indian  reservation  was  opened  up  for  settlement  in  1S91 
he  took  up  a  claim  that  is  now  the  townalte  of  Harrison.  Through  the  intervening 
period,  he  has  been  closely  associated  with  the  development  and  progress  ot  this  section 
of  the  state.  He  was  engaged  in  the  Jewelry  business  in  Harrison  for  some  time  and  also 
devoted  bis  attention  to  several  other  business  enterprises,  becoming  the  pioneer  mer- 
chant of  that  place.  He  traveled  extensively  throughout  northwestern  Idaho  in  early 
days,  has  noted  the  development  and  progress  ot  the  state  and  borne  his  part  in 
promoting  its  advancement.  He  dealt  largely  in  real  estate  and  is  still  the  owner  of  town 
lots  In  Harrison,  where  he  continued  to  reside  for  twenty-nine  years,  during  which  period 
the  place  developed  from  a  tiny  hamlet  to  a  town  of  considerable  proportions,  after 
which  a  disastrous  Ore  swept  over  the  place,  largely  destroying  It,  but  the  work  ot 
rebuilding  has  been  begun.  ,  In  the  early  days  Mr.  Crane  was  the  builder  of  many  ot 
the  roads  around  Harrison  and  his  work  was  ever  of  a  character  that  contributed  to  the 
material  progress  and  improvement  ot  that  section  of  the  state.  By  reason  ot  bis 
Judicious  investments  and  carefully  managed  business  affairs  he  gained  a  very  sub- 
stantial competence  that  now  enables  him  to  live  retired  in  Coeur  d'Alene  without 
recourse  to  turther  labor. 

Mr.  Crane  has  never  married.  He  is  the  eldest  of  three  brothers,  the  others  being 
A.  A.  and  Bdward  S.,  the  latter  being  connected  with  the  Idaho  division  ot  the  Wash- 
ington Power  Company  ot  Spokane.  William  B.  Crane  has  ever  been  greatly  interested 
In  hunting  and  fishing  and  has  developed  considerable  skill  along  those  lines.  There 
Is  no  phase  of  Idaho's  early  development  with  which  he  ts  not  familiar  and  his 
reminiscences  ot  the  early  days  are  most  Interesting,  presenting  a  clear  picture  ot  lite 
in  Idaho  when  this  was  a  frontier  region. 


Joseph  D.  Zellor,  who  resides  on  a  well  Improved  ranch  ot  his  own  a  mile  and  a 
half  northwest  of  Vstick,  was  bom  near  Berkeley  Springs,  tn  Morgan  county.  West 
Virginia,  August  18,  1872,  and  Is  a  son  ot  Peter  and  Anna  (Spiker)  Zellor,  both  ot  whom 
have  passed  away.  They  had  a  family  of  nine  children,  seven  sons  and  two  daughters, 
all  ot  whom  are  yet  living,  Joseph  D.  Zellor  being  the  youngest.  The  parents  departed 
this  lite  In  West  TIrglnla. 

Joseph  D.  Zellor  was  reared  upon  the  farm  upon  which  his  birth  occurred  and  It 
was  also  the  birthplace  ot  his  father,  who  first  opened  his  eyes  to  the  light  ot  day  there 
In  ISIS  and  passed  away  upon  the  same  property  In  1898.    While  still  in  hie  teens — ai 

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jrouth  Of  eigbteen  years — Jowph  D.  Zellor  bade  adl«u  to  home  and  friends  and  started 
lor  the  west.  His  mother  had  died  when  he  was  but  a  little  child  and  with  bis  father> 
sanctloD  be  started  out  to  make  hia  own  war  in  the  world.  He  spent  a  year  in  Ohio 
and  two  yrars  in  northern  IllinolB,  after  which  be  removed  to  Iowa,  where  be  remained 
for  eight  years,  working  in  these  different  states  as  a  farm  hand.  In  1903  he  eame  to 
Idaho,  making  his  way  to  Boise,  but  soon  afterward  removed  to  Elmore  county,  where 
he  resided  for  two  years,  being  engaged  In  farming  at  Mountain  Home.  He  next  pur- 
chased a  ranch  near  Ustlck,  constituting  a  part  of  the  place  which  he  sow  owns,  and 
subsequently  he  made  investment  In  an  adjoining  twenty  acre  tract,  so  that  he  now  owns 
forty  acres  ot  excellent  land,  which  by  reason  of  the  maay  improvements  that  have 
been  placed  upon  it  and  the  natural  rise  of  land  values  In  this  district  la  today  worth 
Ave  hundred  dollars  per  acre.  Mr.  Zellor  baa  prospered  daring  the  period  ot  his  resi- 
dence in  Idaho  and  not  only  owns  a  good  ranch  property  but  ii  also  farming  on  addi- 
tional tract  of  one  hundred  acres  nearby  which  he  rents. 

On  the  21st  of  Febmary,  1906,  Mr.  Zeilor  was  married  to  Miss  Lillian  Schneider,  a 
native  daughter  ot  Idaho,  her  birth  having  occurred  at  Silver  City,  May  4,  1874.  Her 
parents,  Charles  and  Katberlne  Schneider,  were  bom  in  Germany  and  were  married  In 
Liverpool,  England,  after  which  they  came  to  the  United  States,  making  their  way  to 
California,  where  they  resided  for  two  years  and  then  came  to  Idaho,  settling  at  Silver 
City  about  ISSfl.  The  father  died  when  Mrs.  Zellor  was  about  Ave  years  of  i^e,  and  the 
mother  Is  now  living  at  Long  Beach,  California,  being  the  wife  of  Leo  Snyder.  Mr. 
and  Mrs.  Zeilor  have  become  the  parents  of  two  daughters:  Ghnma  Marie,  bom  May  28. 
19«S,  and  Haxel  Virginia,  Auguat  8.  1909.  Both  are  atUnding  the  Ustlck  schools.  Mrs. 
Zellor  spent  most  of  her  girlhood  alter  the  age  of  ten  years  on  a  ranch  Juat  across  the 
rood  from  her  present  home  and  which  Mr.  Zellor  is  now  renting. 

He  was  formerly  president  of  the  Settlers  ditch  of  his  vicinity  and  for  eight  years 
has  been  one  ot  Its  directors.  Both  he  and  his  wife  are  snpporterB  of  the  democratic 
party  and  are  much  interested  in  those  activities  which  have  to  do  with  the  progreu 
and  development  ot  the  district  in  which  they  make  theii  home. 


Hon.  Arthur  R.  Johnson,  tanner  and  sportsman  of  Lewiston  and  member  ot  the 
ftatc  senate  from  Nee  Perce  county,  was  bom  in  Stanislaus  county,  Calltomla,  June 
18,  1874,  a  son  ot  George  A.  Johnson, '  who  Is  a  native  of  Lafayette,  Indlina.  The 
father  has  devoted  his  life  to  the  occupation  of  farming  and  now  lives  retired  in  the 
state  of  Washington  at  the  age  of  eighty-sis  years.  The  mother,  however,  passed  away 
in  1917  at  the  age  of  years.  She  bore  the  maiden  name  of  Phoebe  Bur- 
roughs and  was  bom  In  Danville,  Illinois,  where  their  marriage  was  celebrated. 

Arthur  R.  Johnson  was  eight  years  of  age  when  his  pannts  removed  with  their 
family  to  Dayton,  Washington,  where  he  remained  through  the  period  of  youth  and 
early  manhood.  He  was  graduated  from  tbe  Dayton  high  school  at  the  age  of  eighteen 
years  and  upon  attaining  his  majority  took  up  farming  on  his  own  account.  He  had 
beoi  reared  to  that  occupation,  early  becoming  familiar  with  the  best  methods  ot  tilling 
the  soli  and  caring  tor  the  crops.  He  continued  to  engage  In  farming  in  Washington 
until  1908,  since  which  time  he  has  made  his  home  in  Nee  Perce  county,  Idaha  Re 
formerly  owned  a  giAtd  ranch  ten  miles  east  of  Lewiston,  comprising  two  hundred  and 
forty  acres,  devoted  to  the  raising  of  wheat  and  live  stock.  He  also  leased  other  land  in 
the  neighborhood,  controlling  two  thousand  acres  in  all,  but  he  has  recently  disposed  ot 
his  ranch  property  and  removed  to  Lewiston.  where  he  is  now  temporarily  residing.  He 
may,  however,  soon  formulate  plans  whereby  he  will  again  become  actively  connected 
with  ranching. 

On  the  26th  of  September,  1903,  in  Dayton,  Washington,  Mr.  JcAnson  was  married 
to  Miss  Addfe  E.  Agee,  a  native  ot  that  sUte,  where  her  parenU  settled  In  pioneer 
times.  Mr.  Johnson's  military  record  covers  service  for  three  years  with  the  Wash- 
ington National  Guard.  He  is  a  member  of  the  Automobile  Association  of  Nei  Perce 
county  and  fraternally  he  Is  connected  with  the  Elks,  the  Knights  of  Pythias  and  the 
Odd  Fellows.  In  politics  he  Is  a  republican  and  In  1918  was  elected  to  the  state  senate, 
where  be  was  made  chairman  of  the  flsh  and  game  committee,  and  was  one  ot  the 
sponsors  ot  a  senate  bill  which  changed  tbe  entire  game  laws  of  the  state.  He  was 
also  a  sponsor  of  several  other  measures.  Including  senate  trill  No.  20,  relating  to  the 

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licensing  at  dentists.  He  bas  always  been  very  fond  of  flstalng,  hunting  and  ontdoor 
sports  and  Is  a  member  and  one  of  the  directors  of  the  Lewlston  Rod  *  Qun  Club 
and  Idaho  numbers  him  among  itB  noted  trap  shooters.  He  won  the  state  handicap 
tor  blue  rock  shooting  in  1918  and  along  with  it  a  handsome  gold  watch  beaatlfnJlr 
engraved.  It  was  largely  because  ol  hfs  keen  interest  in  flsh  and  game  and  otber  manly 
apoTt»  that  he  was  sent  to  the  state  senate  by  trtenda  in  his  section  th^t  be  might 
bring  about  beneficial  legislation  along  those  lines.  He  baa  dozens  of  trap  shooting 
trophies,  won  in  conteetB  in  Wasbtngtbn,  Idaho  and  Montana,  and  he  won  the  Idaho  state 
handicap  championship  in  1918.  While  be  Is  perhaps  the  best  known  sportsman  in  Idaho, 
be  Is  also  well  known  In  business  circles  because  of  hla  successful  conduct  of  extensive 
ranching  Interests  and  In  public  life  because  of  bis  Important  work  In  the  state  senate 
and  bis  support  of  all  war  measures.  He  has  done  important  service  In  behalf  of  the 
Red  Cross  and  Liberty  Loan  drives  and  has  greatly  promoted  the  Interests  of  the  war 
by  his  suppOTt  of  every  movement  calculated  to  advance  the  interests  of  the  country, 
especially  in  its  relation  to  the  allied  armies. 


Jerome  J.  Day,  of  Moscow,  actively  interestsd  In  banking  and  mining,  was  bom 
in  California,  December  26,  1S76,  and  Is  a  son  of  Henry  L.  Day.  He  attended  the  public 
schools  of  hla  native  state  and  of  Idabo  and  was  a  student  in  ponzaga  University  at 
Spokane  and  In  the  University  of  Idaho,  liberal  educational  opportunltiee  thus  well 
quali^Ing  him  tor  life's  practical  and  responsible  duties.  Mis  buelneas  career  baa  be«i 
characterized  by  that  ateady  progression  which  indicates  the  mastery  of  every  task 
and  of  every  problem  presented  for  solution.  Step  by  step  he  has  advanced,  acquiring 
larger  Interests  and  assuming  broader  reaponsibilltiee  as  the  years  have  gone  by.  He 
la  now  president  of  the  Wallace  Bank  ft  Trust  Company,  Norttaport  Smelting  ft  Raflnlng 
CtHnpany,  Tamarack  ft  Caster  Consolidated  Mining  Company  and  Miners  ft  Smelters 
Bank  of  NorthiKirt,  Waablngton. 

In  1903  Mr.  Day  was  married  to  Miss  Lucy  Mix  and  they  have  two  children,  Bernlce 
and  Jerome  J.  That  Mr.  Day  has  risen  to  a  place  of  leadership  In  several  lines 
la  indicated  In  the  fact  that  he  Is  the  president  of  the  Idaho  Mining  Association  and 
chairman  of  the  state  democratic  central  onnmlttee.  Latah  county  made  him  Its 
representative  in  the  Idaho  senate  during  the  tenth,  eleventh  and  thirteenth  general 
asBsmblies  and  the  extraordinary  session  of  the  eleventh  session,  ^d  his  sound  busl- 
nns  Judgment,  his  recognition  of  fhe  conditions  of  the  times  and  the  possibilities  of 
the  state,  as  well  as  of  the  political  probleme,  made  him  a  valued  member  of  the 
upper  house. 


William  H.  Qllbert,  a  representative  and  proeperous  ranchman  of  Ada  county, 
now  owns  and  occupies  an  excellent  and  highly  productive  tract  ca  land  embracing  forty 
acres  and  situated  three  and  a  half  miles  northwest  of  Meridian.  His  birth  occnrred 
near  Eugene,  Lane  county,  Oregon,  on  the  11th  of  October,  1S73,  hla  parents  being 
Elijah  and  Martha  (McCall)  Gilbert,  the  latter  now  a  reeident  of  Boise.  They  crossed 
the  plains  from  Iowa  during  the  period  of  the  Civil  war  and  became  pioneer  residents 
of  that  part  ot  Oregon  In  which  Mr.  Gilbert  of  this  review  was  born  and  reared.  The 
father  passed  away  when  bis  son  William  was  but  four  years  of  age  and  the  mother 
later  married  again. 

William  H.  Gilbert  was  reared  on  an  Oregon  farm  and  early  became  familiar 
with  the  best  methods  of  tilling  the  soil  and  caring  for  the  crops.  General  agricultural 
pursuits  have  claimed  bis  time  and  energies  throughout  his  entire  business  career  and 
his  present  success  la  therefore  the  result  of  long  and  varied  experience.  He  came 
to  Idaho  about  a  quarter  of  a  century  ago  and  has  remained  In  the  Boise  valley  through 
the  Intervening  period.  He  waa  employed  as  a  farm  hand  for  several  years,  working 
first  tor  Thomas  Wilson  on  a  ranch  that  waa  situated  between  Star  and  Eagle,  Vhlle 
later  he  spent  seven  years  in  the  service  of  R.  J.  Butts,  a  sheep  man  then  residing  In 
Botes  but  now  living  retired  near  Star.     Subsequently  be  was  engaged  In  the  cattle 



baaloeaa  for  a  period  of  Ave  years  and  dnrins  the  past  twentr-one  years  has  been  ■ 
ttumer  of  the  Botse  valley.  In  this  time  he  has  ovmed  and  resided  on  four  different 
ranches,  one  of  these  comprising  one  hundred  and  thirty-three  acres  of  land  oa  Eagle 
Island.  He  purchased  his  present  ranch  northwest  of  Meridian  In  the  tall  of  1919,  thus 
coming  Into  possession  of  one  of  the  most  prodactlTe  forty-acre  tracts  in  Ada  county. 
The  property  ts  veil  Improved  and  In  its  attractive  appearance  Indicates  the  careful 
supervision  of  an  enterprising  and  progressive  owner. 

On  the  S3d  of  June,  1901,  In  Ada  county,  Hr.  Oilbert  was  united  In  marriage  to 
HlBs  Margaret  Cogghnm.  who  was  bom  at  Vale.  Oregon,  February  S.  1S86.  a  daughter 
of  Jack  and  EHiza  (Boston)  Coggburn,  who  were  early  settlers  of  Oregon.  The  father 
passed  away  In  1907  and  the  mother  afterward  became  the  wife  of  Oeorge  Sehleose, 
with  whom  she  now  resides  at  Parma.  Idaho.  The  parents  and  the  maternal  grand- 
parents of  Mrs.  Gilbert,  the  Coggburn  and  Boston  families,  crossed  the  plains  from 
Missouri  to  Oregon  In  a  wagon  train  about  fcHty  years  ago  and  settled  near  Vale, 
becoming  pioneer  residents  there.  The  families  that  made  up  the  wsgon  train  suffered 
severe  hardships  and  deprivations  and  on  the  trip  and  even  after  they  reached  their 
destination  In  Oregon  were  frequently  near  the  point  of  starvation.  William  Boston, 
the  maternal  grandfather  of  Mrs.  Oilbert,  was  a  man  possessed  of  more  liberal  means 
than  the  others  of  the  party  and  gave  generous  aselstance  to  his  less  fortunate  com- 
panions, helping  them  to  maintain  an  existence  during  the  critical  periods  of  the 
Journey  across  the  plains  and  after  settlement  wae  made  tn  the  northwest.  Many  well- 
to-do  families  residing  In  the  vicinity  of  Vale  at  the  present  time  are  descendants  of 
the  pioneers  who  crossed  the  plains  to  Oregon  In  this  wagon  train.  Mr.  and  Mrs. 
Ollbeit  have  become  the  parents  of  three  children,  namely:  Nettie  Adelaide,  who  wae 
bom  April  30,  1903;  Alva  Blmo,  whose  birth  occurred  December  10.  1904;  and  Clarence 
William,  born  March  2i,  191S. 

Both  Hr.  and  Mrs.  Gilbert  are  republicans  in  their  political  views  and  the  former 
has  served  in  the  capacity  of  school  director  but  otherwise  has  not  sought  or  desired 
paUlc  preferment.  The  religious  faith  of  the  family  is  that  of  the  Methodist  church, 
while  fraternally  Hr.  Gilbert  is  Identified  with  the  Independent  Order  of  Odd  Fellows 
,  and  the  Modern  Woodmen  of  America.  His  wife  belongs  to  the  Royal  Neighbors. 
They  have  become  widely  and  favorably  known  throughout  the  community  in  which  they 
make  their  home  and  enjoy  the  warm  regard  and  esteem  of  all  with  whom  they  come 
in  contact. 


The  rapid  devel<qmient  of  the  Panhandle  of  Idaho  Is  due  to  the  efforts  of  snch 
men  as  John  Larson,  who  Is  now  the  postmaster  at  Hope  and  who  Is  connected  with 
the  Farmers'  Cooperative  Union.  He  was  horn  In  Smolan,  Sweden,  Febmary  26,  1868, 
and  Is  a  son  of  Lars  and  Mary  Peterson  (Johnson)  Larson,  the  former  a  farmer  by 
occupation.  The  son  acquired  a  common  school  and  normal  school  education  and  thus 
qualified  for  teaching.  He  came  to  the  United  States  in  1SS2,  when  a  young  man  erf 
twenty-tour  years,  and  making  his  way  westward  to  Minnesota,  there  began  railroading. 
In  1S86  he  removed  to  Canada  and  in  1S86  became  a  resident  of  Montana.  The  year 
1889  witnessed  his  arrival  at  Hope,  Idaho,  where  he  engaged  In  railroading  until  1894. 
He  was  later  appointed  postmaster  and  filled  the  position  most  acceptably  for  fourteen 
years.  He  has  done  much  effective  and  valuable  public  work,  serving  on  the  school 
board  for  twenty  years,  the  cause  of  education  finding  in  him  Indeed  a  stalwart  cham- 
pl<m.  He  has  also  been  a  member  of  the  board  of  trustees  and  has  ever  manifested 
a  lively  and  helpful  interest  In  the  public  life  of  the  community. 

In  business  ctrclee,  too,  Mr.  Larson  has  made  his  capability  and  Influence  felt.  He 
is  the  secretary  of  the  Hope  Mining  Company,  the  treasurer  of  the  El  Paso  Mining 
ft  Milling  Company,  the  general  manager  of  the  Farmers'  Cooperative  Union  at  Hope 
and  Is  again  acting  as  postmaster. 

Mr.  Larson  is  most  pleasantly  situated  in  his  h<Hne  life,  having  In  1893  been 
united  In  marriage  at  Hope  to  Miss  Matilda  C.  Anderberg.  They  have  one  daughter. 
Mrs.  Ethel  Marks.  Mr.  Larson  and  his  wife  are  active,  faithful  and  consistent  members 
of  the  Congregational  church.  In  which  he  has  served  as  treasurer,  deacon  and  In  other 
offices.  He  belongs  to  the  Independent  Order  of  Odd  Fellows,  of  which  he  is  an  eamest 
supporter,  and  was  formerly  Identified  with  the  United  Workmen.     During  the  period 



of  the  Kreatest  actWltr  of  tbe  order  Id  the  state  be  was  grand  foreman  ofi  the  grand 
lodge  of  Idaba  In  polltfca  be  baa  long  been  active  as  a  supporter  of  the  republican 
party  and  during  the  war  period  be  was  a  member  of  the  Bonner  County  Defense 
Council  and  cbairman  of  tbe  local  draft  board.  He  recognizes,  too,  that  recreation 
UUBt  form  a  part  of  tbe  lite  of  ererr  well  balanced  Individual  and  he  Is  now  con~ 
ducting  a  motion  picture  theatre  at  Hope,  giving  to  the  public  tbe  beat  screen  attrac- 
tions. Coming  to  America  In  young  manhood,  he  baa  never  bad  occasion  to  regret 
his  detenninatlon  to  try  his  fortune  on  this  side  of  the  Atlantic,  for  here  he  lias 
found  the  opportnntties  which  he  sought  and  In  their  utilization  has  gained  a  sub- 
stantial competence  and  at  the  same  time  has  won  the  honored  name  which  Is  the 
outcome  of  fidelity  to  duty  and  honor  and  Integrity  In  every  relation  of  life. 


Glenn  Sebring  Maddux  la  successfully  engaged  fn  business  as  proprietor  of  a  drug 
store  at  Oooding,  where  he  Is  accorded  an  extensive  and  gratifying  patronage.  His 
birth  occurred  at  Babetha,  Kansas,  on  tbe  23d  of  December,  1S93,  his  parents  being 
Cogwell  and  Belle  (Sebring)  Maddux.  The  period  of  his  boyhood  and  youth  was  passed 
In  the  SunBower  state  and  after  acquiring  a  public  school  education  be  entered  the 
Kansas  City  College  of  Phaimacy.  On  leaving  that  Institution  he  secured  a  clerkship 
in  the  Onaga  Pharmacy  at  Onaga.  Kansas,  where  he  was  employed  for  three  years. 
Subsequently  he  spent  a  year  at  Horton,  Kansas,  and  in  1916  came  to  Idaho,  locating 
first  at- Jerome,  where  be  worked  tor  a  short  time  as  a  clerk  in  the  eatabllBhment  of 
the  Jerome  Drug  Company.  He  then  removed  to  Gooding  and  purchased  from  J. 
Mcintosh  tbe  atore  which  be  now  conducts  at  the  comer  of  Third  and  Main  streets. 
His  Is  a  well  appointed  and  attractive  establishment  and  he  carries  a  full  line  of 
drugs  and  druggists'  sundries,  while  his  business  methods  are  such  as  commend  him 
to  tlte  confidence  and  support  of  the  general  public 

In  1914  Mr.  Maddux  was  united  in  marriage  to  Miss  Trac^  Grover,  a  native  of 
northeastern  Kansas  and  a  daughter  of  George  and  Ella  Grover,  the  former  a  well 
known  stockman  of  that  part  of  Kansas.    Mr,  and  Mrs.  Maddux  have  one  son,  Grover. 

Mr.  Maddux  gives  his  political  allegiance  to  the  democratic  party  and  Is  now 
serving  on  the  city  council  of  Qooding,  exercising  his  otBcial  prerogatives  In  support 
of  all  plans  and  measures  calculated  to  promote  the  general  welfare.  Praternally 
he  Is  Identified  with  the  Masons  and  the  Knights  of  Pythias  and  la  worthy  exemplar 
of  the  teachings  of  those  orders.  He  owns  an  attractive  residence  property  at  Gooding, 
where  he  ranks  with  tbe  prosperous  young  business  men  and  representative  and  valued 


William  F.  Sargent,  engaged  in  the  real  estate  and  Insurance  business  at  Bt  Maries 
and  manager  of  tbe  Benewah  County  Abstract  Company,  was  bom  In  Qreencastle, 
Indiana,  December  20,  1S70,  bis  parents  being  James  B.  and  Florence  (Farrow)  Sargent 
The  father  was  a  native  of  Illinois  and  the  mother  of  Greencastle,  Indiana,  and  for  a 
considerable  period  they  resided  In  Douglas  county,  Illinois,  where  Mr.  Sargent  engaged 
in  the  occupation  of  farming.  He  was  a  large  landowner  there  and  became  a  prominent 
and  influential  resident  of  that  section  of  the  state.  His  education  had  been  acquired  at 
De  Pauw  University  of  Indiana  and  while  a  student  there  he  was  married,  returning 
with  his  bride  to  Bloomlngton,  Illinois,  where  he  engaged  In  the  real  estate  businesa 
In  connection  with  tbe  conduct  of  bia  Important  tanning  interests.  In  18S2  he  deter- 
mined to  try  his  fortune  in  the  northwest  and  removed  to  Spokane.  He  was  one  of 
the  pioneer  aettlers  on  Richland  prairie,  where  again  he  had  large  land  holdings,  and 
he  also  engaged  extensively  la  the  real  estate  business  In  Spokane,  bia  spirit  of  enter- 
prise and  progress  bringing  him  prominently  to  the  front  In  both  connections.  His 
value  as  a  citizen  was  widely  acknowledged  and  bis  work  In  connection  with  tbe  estab- 
lishment and  support  of  Spokane  College  indicated  that  be  was  Indeed  a  champion  of 
the  cause  of  higher  education.  He  was  a  leading  member  of  the  Central  Methodist 
Bpiaccval  church  of  Spokane  and  in  many  ways  he  contributed  to  progress  and  Improve- 



ment,  resalting  in  tbe  benefit  ol  the  commnnity  and  the  uplltt  of  the  Indirldual.  la  ISIZ 
he  retired  from  activs  bnsfnesa  and  took  ap  his  abode  upon  a  small  ranch  In  Benewah 
county,  where  his  remaining  days  were  passed,  his  death  occurring  In  1916. 

After  attending  the  Bchoola  of  Spokane,  William  F.  Sargent  continued  his  education 
tn  old  Spokane  College.  In  1900  be  turned  hia  attention  to  mining  porsuitB,  which 
he  followed  for  a  few  years  at  Republic,  Washington.  He  later  became  engaged  In 
mining  In  Kootenai  county  In  1906  and  he  also  became  actively  lnt«rested  In  the 
Lumbermen's  State  Bank  at  St.  Maries,  which  had  been  organised  in  1908  hy  hit 
brotlier,  8.  G.  Sargent.  In  1911  he  took  up  a  homestead  and  In  1912  established  a 
real  estate  otDce,  also  handling  Insurance  of  all  kinds.  In  1916  he  organised  the  Benewah 
County  Abstract  Company,  having  the  only  set  of  abstract  books  In  the  county.  His 
Interests  are  thus  broad  and  varied  and  his  business  enterprise  and  progreBslve  methods 
have  brought  him  a  substantial  measure  of  success,  gaining  him  recognition  as  one  of 
the  leading  and  representative  resldente  of  this  section  of  the  state. 

Mr.  Sargent  la  one  of  the  stanch  supporters  of  the  republican  party  and  was 
elected  to  represent  Kootenai  county  In  the  twelfth  Besslon  of  the  general  assembly. 
He  was  active  In  organizing  Benewah  county  and  In  all  matters  of  public  concern  mani- 
fests a  deep  and  helpful  Interest  He  Is  an  active  member  of  the  Methodist  Episcopal 
church,  has  served  as  secretary  of  the  school  board  and  gives  much  of  his  time  and 
attention  to  public  affairs,  his  aid  being  always  on  Uhe  Bide  of  prt^nress  and  improve- 
meuL  He  Is  a  member  of  the  Benewah  Club  and  Is  in  hearty  sympathy  with  all  ot 
the  plans  and  projects  put  forth  by  that  organisation  for  the  upbuilding  of  the  dis- 
trict, tbe  extension  of  Its  trade  relations  and  the  development  of  its  natural  resources. 


Among  the  excellent  ranch  properties  tbmt  surround  Ooodlng  is  one  that  la  owned 
and  cultivated  by  Joseph  W.  Robertson,  who  has  made  his  home  In  thU  section  of  the 
state  since  1S97.  He  was  bom  at  Air  Mount,  Mlsslsrfppi,  July  19,  1870,  and  Is  a  son  ot 
John  C  and  Pemeda  A.  (Shanntm).  Robertson.  HIa  boyhood  itiya  were  passed  at  the 
place  of  his  natlTlty  and  his  edncatlon  was  largely  acquired  In  tbe  schools  there.  He 
also  attended  the  PIttsboro  Academy  ot  Mississippi  and  subsequently  he  took  up  the 
occupation  <a  tanning,  which  he  followed  In  his  native  state  till  he  reached  the  age 
ef  twenty-fonr  years.  He  then  left  for  the  Pacific  coast,  maklns  his  way  to  Oakland 
and  San  Francisco,  Calltomia,  as  well  aa  other  points  on  the  western  coast.  In  1897 
he  arrived  In  Oooding,  Idaho,  although  there  was  no  town  there  at  the  time.  The  entire 
coontryalde  was  covered  with  sagebrush  and  the  work  ot  progress  and  clvlllaatlon 
seemed  scarcely  begun.  Mr.  Robertson  entered  the  employ  of  QoTernor  Ooodtng,  tor 
whom  be  worked  on  the  ranch,  and  later  he  bought  cattle  and  engaged  In  cattle  raising 
for  a  number  of  years.  At  length  he  homesteaded  land  and  also  took  up  a  desert  plalm 
and  later  he  engaged  In  raising  sheep.  He  still  continues  tn  this  business  and  now  has 
seven  hundred  and  forty  acres  of  land  in  his  home  ranch  and  tour  thousand  acres 
not  far  distant  which  la  devoted  to  gracing. 

In  1899  Mr.  Robertson  waa  married  to  Miss  Jennie  Stolta,  a  native  of  Oregon 
and  a  daughter  of  Samuel  and  Nancy  B.  (McCormIck)  Stolta,  who  made  the  long 
Jonmey  across  the  plains  In  an  early  day  and  cast  En  Uielr  lot  with  the  pioneer  aet- 
tlers  of  the  northwest.  They  first  made  tbelr  way  to  Oregon  but  afterward  removed 
to  Idaho.  Mr.  aitd  Mrs.  Robertson  occupy  an  attractive  home  In  the  town  of  Oooding. 
He  exercises  his  right  ot  franchise  In  support  of  the  men  and  measures  of  tbe  republican 
party,  while  fraternally  he  Is  connected  with  the  Independent  Order  of  Odd  Fellows 
and  with  the  Masona,  loyally  adhering  to  tbe  teachings  and  purposes  of  these  organlsa- 


WlUlam  Schneider,  a  successful  rancher  of  the  Ustick  neighborhood,  Is  a  native 
son  ot  Idaho,  bom  In  Silver  City,  August  15'.  1S70,  his  parents  having  been  Charles  and 
Katberine  Schneider,  the  former  now  deceased,  while  the  latter  has  married  again, 
being  now  tbe  wife  of  Leo  Snyder,  <of  Long  Beach.  California.  Tbe  parenU  ot  William 
Schneider  were  natives  of  Qennany,  hut  were  married  In  Liverpool,  England.     About 




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186S  they  became  realdenU  of  Sliver  City,  Idabo,  where  Hr.  Schneider  followed  mlnlns 
paraalta  antU  about  187S,  whea  bis  death  occurred  as  the  result  of  an  accident,  he 
being  at  the  time  thirt7-ebc  yean  ot  age. 

William  Schneider  was  reared  at  Silver  City  to  the  ase  ot  fourteen  and  In  1884 
vent  to  Boise  with  his  mother  and  steptather.  Since  1885  he  has  lived  In  the  Bolee 
Taller  and  has  devoted  his  life  to  farming.  For  a  time  he  made  bla  borne  in  the  vicinity 
of  Easle,  living  there  for  several  rears,  during  which  period  he  worked  for  wages,  but 
carefully  saved  his  earnings  nntil  his  indostrr  and  economy  had  brought  him  a  sum 
sufficient  to  enable  him  to  purchase  property  In  1896,  at  which  time  he  became  the 
owner  of  eighty  acres  of  land  a  mile  north  ot  Ustlck,  acquiring  ^hls  property  tor  fltteen 
hundred  dollars.  It  was  then  largely  virgin  land,  only  thirty  acres  being  under 
cultivation.  He  did  not  occupy  the  place  until  1900,  after  which  he  kept  bachelor's 
hall  until  1903. 

On  the  9th  ot  August  of  that  year  Mr.  Schneider  was  married  to  Mrs.  Nettle  Bailey, 
the  widow  of  William  Billey,  ot  Kansas.  She  was  bom  In  Minneapolis,  Minnesota, 
October  3,  1868,  and  was  a  daughter  of  Daniel  C.  and  Sarah  D.  (Hart)  Qtasler,  both  ot 
whom  are  deceased.  Mrs.  Schneider  was  reared  In  Minnesota  to  the  age  ot  sixteen 
years  and  then  removed  to  Parsons,  Kansas,  la  1882  with  her  parents.  In  Sedalia, 
Missouri,  In  1888,  she  became  the  wife  of  William  Bailey,  whose  death  left  her  a  widow 
with  one  child  when  but  twenty-elz  years  of  age,  the  daughter  being  now  Mrs.  Hand 
Harris,  who  resides  near  Star,  Ada  esunty,  Idaho.  Mrs.  Schneider  came  to  Boise  from 
Kansas  In  1900,  going  to  the  home  of  her  brother,  the  late  Frank  Qlosler.  She  after- 
ward established  a  home  of  her  own  In  Boise  and  there  resided  until  ber  marriage  to 
Mr.  Schneider.  They  have  become  the  parents  ot  three  children:  Katherlne,  bom 
December  3,  1904,  and  now  a  student  in  Link's  Business  College  at  Boise;  Charles  F., 
who  was  bom  October  7,  1906;  and  MyrUe  D.,  July  17,  1908.  The  last  two  are  In  the 
Valley  View  school.  Mrs.  Schneider  Is  a  Methodist  In  religious  faith.  She  has  always 
been  keenly  Interested  in  questions  ot  public  moment  and  was  formerly  president  ot 
the  Parmit-Teachers  Association  of  the  Valley  View  school.  In  previous  years  she  was 
ctmnected  with  the  Pythian  Sisters. 

Mr.  Schneider  Is  a  donocrat  in  his  political  views  and  was  chairman  of'  the  board 
of  school  directors  when  the  excellent  brick  Valley  View  school  was  bnllt,  one  of  the 
best  In  Ada  county  ontslde  of  Boise.  Both  Hr.  and  Mrs.  Schneider  stand  tor  progress 
and  improvement  not  only  along  educatlimal  lines  but  in  every  way  that  has  to  do  with 
the  upbuilding  and  substantial  development  ot  the  community  and  the  maintenance 
ot  bigh  standards  ot  cltisenshlp. 


It  Is  almost  Impossible  to  imagine  what  wonid  be  the  condition  of  the  country 
without  the  development  of  Its  great  mineral  resources  and  valuable  Indeed  has  been 
the  contribution  which  mining  men  have  made  to  the  progress  of  the  world.  Among 
those  who  are  now  engaged  In  taking  the  rich  metala  from  the  earth  and  thus  leading 
to  the  devel<i)ment  of  the  Coeur  d'Alene  county  is  W.  A.  Beaudry,  the  president  of  the 
Llnfor  Copper  Company  and  a  resident  of  Kell(^g.  He  was  bom  In  Houghton,  Michigan, 
November  23,  1S7S,  his  parents  being  Thomas  and  Elsie  <Zettte)  Beaudry,  both  of 
whom  were  natives  of  Canada.  The  t&ther  became  a  contractor  and  builder  and  engaged 
In  business  along  that  line  for  many  years.  Eveiitually  he  went  to  the  Black  Hills  ol 
Dakota  and  became  a  timber  worker  In  that  region. 

W.  A.  Beaudry  was  a  young  lad  when  his  parents  removed  to  South  Dakota  and 
tbere  he  pursued  his  education  In  the  public  schools  of  Deadwood,  but  from  the  age  ot 
fourteen  years  has  been  dependent  upon  his  own  resources,  for  at  that  time  he  put  aside 
his  textbooks  and  began  to  eam  his  living  by  any  honest  employment  which  he  could 
secure.  At  sixteen  he  took  up  mining  and  in  1901  he  arrived  In  Wardner,  Idaho,  since 
which  time  he  has  been  Identified  with  the  mining  development  ot  this  section  of  the 
state.  He  was  managing  director  for  the  Stewart  Mining  Company  In  Idaho  and  Mon- 
tana for  a  considerable  period.  He  is  a  practical  engineer,  regarded  as  one  of  the  best 
In  the  northwest,  having  ability  along  the  line  of  construction  work  and  displaying  equal 
skill  as  a  geolt^lst.  In  fact  bis  broad  experience  boa  gained  him  most  Intimate  knowl. 
edge  of  mining  conditions  and  opportunities  and  his  actual  work  in  the  mining  countries 
has  made  bim  thoroughly  familiar  with  all  of  the  scientific  phases  underlying  the 

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bnslneBS.  He  Is  todB7  at  the  h«ad  of  the  Linlor  Capper  Ctunpanr,  with  ofDce  in  Wallace, 
Idaho,  and  property  In  the  Little  North  Pork  dtstrlct  of  Coeur  d'Alene,  where  tbey  have 
a  splendid  plant  which  le  thoroughly  equipped  with  the  latest  Improved  macfainery. 
Mr.  Beaudry  la  also  a  director  of  the  First  National  Bank  at  KellosK  and  is  widely 
known  aa  a  leading  buBlnesa  man  of  this  section  of  the  state. 

Mr.  Beaudry  was  married  In  1906  to  Miss  Nora  Agnea  Bonham,  a  daughter  of  Joe 
BiKiham,  of  Kellogg,  a  welt  known  contractor  and  builder  and  one  of  the  aubst&ntial 
citizens  there.  They  have  two  children.  Bonnie  and  Willine.  Mr.  Beaudry  has  an 
interesting  millUry  chapUr  In  his  life  record,  being  one  of  the  veterans  of  the  Spanish- 
American  war,  serving  with  Grlggaby's  Rough  Riders.  He  Is  a  republican  In  his  political 
views  and  has  been  a  member  of  the  city  council,  exercising  hia  official  prerogatives  in 
support  of  all  those  measures  and  interests  which  have  to  do  with  municipal  progress 
and  Improvement.  He  Is  public-spirited  In  all  things  and  ^is  devotion  to  the  general 
welfare  is  pronounced.  Fraternally  he  Is  a  Mason  who  has  attained  the  Knight  Templar 
degree  In  the  commandery  and  has  also  crossed  the  sands  of  the  desert  with  the  Nobles  of 
the  Myatlc  Shrine. 


While  John  A.  Carver,  a  well  known  lawyer  of  Preston.  Pmnklin  county,  la  afflicted 
by  the  total  loss  of  his  eyesight,  this  drawback  has  not  deterred  him  from  studying  for 
his  profession  and  being  admitted  to  the  bar  of  the  state  of  Idaho.  He  was  born  in 
Preston,' March  14,  1896,  and  Is  a  son  of  Parley  P.  and  Elisabeth  A,  (Pritchett)  Oarrer, 
natives  of  the  atate  of  Utah.  The  father  followed  farming  in  Utah  until  1894,  when  he 
removed  to  Franklin  county,  Idaho,  and  took  up  a  tract  of  land,  a  part  of  which  lies  in 
Franklin  county  and  the  remainder  in  Bannock  county.  He  Improved  and  developed 
his  place  and  has  farmed  ever  since,  but  Is  now  living  about  fifteen  miles  northeast  of 
Preston  on  Mink  creek.  He  has  always  been  active  in  the  work  of  the  Church  of  Jesus 
Christ  of  Latter-day  Saints  and  at  present  is  bishop  of  Glencoe  ward  of  Oneida  stake. 
His  wife  is  BtlU  living. 

John  A.  Carver  was  reared  In  Preston,  where  he  received  part  of  his  early  education, 
and  later  attended  the  school  for  the  blind  at  Ogden,  Utah.  He  also  attended  high 
school  at  Preston,  and  while  a  pnpll  there  he  studied  law  in  a  local  lawyer's  office 
and  was  admitted  to  the  bar  on  September  13,  1918.  He  then  opened  an  office  in  Preston, 
where  he  has  been  practicing  ever  since,  and  also  conducts  the  Preston  Collection 
Agency.  His  legal  connection  Is  gradually  extending,  and  he  la  well  and  favorably 
known  throughout  aoutheaatern  Idaho. 

On  July  25,  1917.  Mr.  Carver  waa  married  to  LaVerne  Olson,  and  they  have  become 
the  parents  of  two  children,  namely:  John  A..  Jr.,  and  Monroe  De.  Mr.  Carver  is  an 
ardent  member  of  the -Church  of  Jesus  Christ  of  Latter-day  Saints,  of  which  church 
he  is  an  elder.  In  political  matters  he  gives  his  support  to  the  democratic  party,  and 
in  all  that  concerns  the  public  welfare  he  evinces  the  liveliest  Interest. 


Clifton  M.  Perkins  bos  for  the  past  six  years  been  actively  and  successfully  engaged 
In  business  as  a  garage  proprietor  of  Hailey.  He  was  born  at  Ravenwood,  Nodaway 
county,  Missouri,  on  the  20th  of  September,  1S8T.  a  son  of  James  and  Emma  (McMlchael) 
Perkins.  His  boyhood  days  were  there  passed  and  he  supplemented  his  early  education 
by  a  course  of  study  In  Central  College  at  Fayette, .  Missouri,  After  putting  aside  hla 
textbooks  be  became  Identified  with  the  wholesale  dry  goods  trade  aa  a  clerk  In  the 
employ  of  the  Richardson  Dry  Ooods  Company  of  St.  Joseph,  Missouri,  with  which  he 
remained  for  five  years.  Subsequently  he  spent  two  years  with  the  George  Triteh  Hard- 
ware Company  of  Denver.  Colorado,  and  In  1910  came  to  Idaho,  locating  at  Bellevue, 
where  he  acted  as  manager  for  the  Beltevue  Mercantile  Company  (or  four  years.  On 
the  expiration  of  that  period  be  took  up  his  abode  at  Hailey  and  purchased  the  garage 
which  he  now  conducts,  having  built  up  an  extensive  and  gratifying  patronage  as  Its 
proprietor.  In  1919,  In  association  with  Irving  Paine  of  Carey,  he  erected  the  garage 
of  the  Carey  Motor  Company  In  that  town — an  excellent  concrete  structure. 

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In  1910  Hr.  Perkins  was  anited  In  marriage  to  Hiss  Louise  E.  Foot  a  na^Jve  ot 
Wisconsin  and  a  danghter  of  Charles  M.  and  Emma  (OrlBWoId)  FVxit.  They  have  one 
child,  Harr  Jane. 

Ur.  Perkins  Klves  his  political  allegiance  to  the  democratic  party  and  Is  prominent 
In  its  local  ranks  as  secretary  ot  the  democratic  central  committee.  Pratemall?  he 
is  IdentlAed  wltb  the  Knights  ot  Pjrthlas.  A  young  man  ot  progressive  spirit  and  unlal- 
terlng  perseveranoe.  he  has  already  wui  a  creditable  measure  ot  prosperity  In  business 
affairs  and  his  many  triends  predict  a  bright  tnture  tor  him. 


William  B.  Hardy,  of  the  Bnpert  Investment  Company  o(  Rupert,  Minidoka  county, 
was  bom  In  Salt  Lake  City,  Utah,  March  14,  1860,  his  parents  being  Oeorge  and  Harriet 
(Beebe)  Hardy.  He  spent  his  early  lite  In  his  native  state  and  then  lett  Utah  for  New 
Mexico,  where  he  tollowed  the  brick  mason's  trade.  Later  he  went  to  Colorado,  where 
be  continued  work  at  his  trade,  and  In  189S  he  arrived  at  Idaho  Falls,  Idaho.  There  he 
pprchased  wild  land  and  at  once  begBa  the  arduous  task  ot  making  It  cultivable  and 
productive.  He  built  a  little  shack  upon  the  place  and  resided  there  tor  ten  years,  his 
labors  producing  a  marked  transformation  in  Its  appearance.  In  the  spring  »t  IWJ  he 
took  up  bis  abode  at  Rupert  and  homesteaded  forty  acres  of  land  adjoining  the  town. 
This  he  also  developed  and  Improved  and  eventually  sold  the  place  In  acreage  tracts. 
For  nine  years  he  has  been  engaged  In  the  real  estate  and  loan  business  and  has  negoti- 
ated many  important  property  transfers  which  have  contributed  In  marked  measure 
to  the  upbuilding  and  development  ot  the  town  and  surrounding  country.  He  now  has  a 
large  clientage  and  is  thoroughly  familiar  with  all  the  property  that  Is  upon  the  market 
and  Is  correct  In  placing  valuatlcm  nopn  property. 

In  1S90  Mr.  Hardy  was  married  to  Mlsa  Clara  McCIoy,  a  flaughter  ot  Robert  and 
Anna  (Flinders)  McCloy.  3he  passed  away  In  1913  and  In  1S14  he  wedded  Miss  Sadl« 
McCloy,  a  sister  ot  his  first  wife.    His  two  children  are  Virginia  and  Margaret 

Politically  Mr.  Hardy  is  a  republican  and  tratemally  be  Is  connected  with  the 
Independent  Order  ot  Odd  Fellows.  He  has  a  wide  acquaintance  by  reason  of  his  busi- 
ness activity  and  his  enterprising  spirit,  which  has  made  him  the  supporter  of  many 
measures  and  movements  tor  the  general  good.  He  has  ever  been  actuated  by  deter- 
mination and  energy  in  all  that  be  has  undertaken,  whether  In  the  upbuilding  ot  his 
own  (prtnnes  or  In  the  advancement  of  the  general  welfare. 


Mrs.  Mary  Elizabeth  Brown  is  the  widow  ot.  the  late  Joseph  Brown,  a  well  known 
ranchman  living  northwest  of  Meridian,  who  passed  away  February  13,  1910.  She  still 
resides  In  the  same  vicinity,  making  her  home  one  mile  west  ot  the  Brown  ranch,  which 
is  yet  In  her  possession.  Her  maiden  name  was  Mary  E.  Jonea  and  she  was  born  in 
Rockingham  county,  Virginia,  March  2S.  1856,  a  daughter  ot  James  W.  and  Martha 
(Webb)  Jones.  It  was  on  the  let  ot  June,  1879,  that  she  was  married  In  her  native 
county  to  Joseph  Brown,  wltb  whom  she  removed  to  Missouri,  where  they  continued 
to  reside  for  a  period  of  seventeen  years.  The  year  1904  witnessed  their  arrival  In 
Idaho  and  the  establishment  ot  their  home  on  the  present  Brown  ranch.  Mrs.  Brown 
has  made  splendid  improvements  on  the  property  since  the  death  of  her  husband,  these 
including  a  substantial  residence  and  good  barn  which  were  erected  a  tew  years  ago. 

To  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Brown  were  born  three  children,  namely:  Mrs.  Naomi  Sandy,  the 
wife  ot  Charles  Edward  Sandy;  Joseph  Saylor.  and  John  Robert.  All  three  are  married 
and  live  on  ranches  of  their  own  near  the  home  ot  their  mother.  A  sister  of  the  late 
Joeeph  Brown  lives  with  the  latter's  widow.  She  bore  the  maiden  name  of  Sarah 
Margaret  Brown  and  was  born  In  Rockingham  county,  Virginia.  December  3,  1853,  while 
on  the  13th  of  December.  1877,  she  gave  her  hand  In  marriage  to  Edwin  F.  Jonea,  an 
older  brother  of  Mrs.  Mary  Elizabeth  Brown.  Following  their  marriage  they  removed  to 
Missouri,  In  which  state  they  made  their  home  for  twenty-seven  yeare  before  coming  to 
Ada  county,  Idaho.  Mr.  Jones  passed  away  on  ttae  22d  day  of  October,  1917,  leaving 
five  daughters,  as  follows:     Mrs.  Cora  Shlvely,  a  resident  of  New  Mexico;  Mrs.  Emma 

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Prlziell,  llylns  at  Eagle,  Idaho;    Mrs.  Uartha  Rebecca  Hnber,  ot  Elida,  Ohio;    Mrs.    ' 
OertTDde  H&7  Sandy,  who  makes  bar  home  in  the  Boise  raller;  ^nd  Mn.  lUnni«  Oraoe 
Bets,  also  tlTlns  In  the  Boise  valley. 

Hn.  Brown  belongs  to  the  Brethren  chnrch,  which  Is  located  Just  across  the  road 
Irom  her  home,  while  Mr.  Brown  was  a  deacon  In  the  church  and  one  of  Its  builders. 
His  demise  was  the  occasion  of  deep  and  widespread  r^ret  and  he  left  to  his  widow 
and  children  the  priceless  heritage  of  an  nntamished  name.  Mrs.  Brown  la  a  typical 
Virginia  bred  woman  of  the  old  school,  possesses  a  motherly,  kindly  face  and  manner 
and  is  active  In  the  work  and  support  of  her  church.  The  h^bly  productive  and  valuable 
Brown  ranch,  or  at  least  that  part  of  the  property  on  which  the  Improvements  have  been 
made.  Is  sitaated  one  mile  east  of  the  house  in  which  she  now  resides  and  is  the  home 
of  her  son,  Joseph  Saylor.  The  members  of  the  Brown  family  are  widely  and  favorably 
known  throngboat  the  community,  enjoying  the  warm  regard  of  all  with  whom  they 
have  been  associated. 


Arthur  T.  Pendrey,  the  popular  mayor  of  Paris  and  also  a  prominent  merchant  of 
that  city,  wss  bom  there,  October  20,  18SH  a  son  of  Orson  and  Maria  (Bntler)  Pendrey. 
the  former  a  native  of  England,  the  latter  of  Wales.  On  coming  to  America  the  father 
settled  In  Paris,  Bear  Lake  connty,  in  I8f2.  and  here  he  worked  at  the  carpenter's  trade 
for  about  eighteen  years,  at  the  end  of  which  time  he  embarked  In  the  drag  business 
and  continued  to  conduct  his  drug  store  for  a  period  of  eighteen  years.  On  retiring 
from  that  business  he  became  associated  with  bis  son  Arthur  T.  In  the  general  mer- 
chandise business  and  Is  still  engaged  along  that  line.  He  has  always  been  active  In 
the  work  of  the  Church  of  Je«us  Chrlnt  of  Latter-day  Saints.    His  wife  Is  sUII  living. 

jLrthur  T.  Pendrey  received  his  early  education  In  the'  public  schools  of  Psris,  later 
attfudlng  Fielding  Academy,  from  which  he  retired  with  all  the  elements  <^  a  Bound 
education.  In  IWG  he  was  selected  to  go  on  a  mlssiaii  to  Scotland  on  briialf  of  his 
chnrch,  and  while  In  that  country  his  labors  were  largely  confined  to  the  city  of  Glasgow. 
Since  his  return  In  1907  he  hss  engaged  in  the  general  merchandise  business  at  Paris. 

On  Angnst  21,  1912,  Mr.  Pendrey  was  united  in  marriage  to  Cerelda  Sparks,  and  to 
them  has  been  born  one  child,  A.  LaOrand,  born  Angnst  26,  191S.  Mr.  Pendrey  Is  an 
active  member  of  the  Church  ttf  Jesus  Christ  of  Latter-day  Saints,  in  which  he  has  held 
various  otBces,  and  has  been  teaching  a  Sunday  school  class  tor  more  than  twelve  years. 
He  served  on  the  city  council  of  Paris  for  several  years  and  was  president  of  the  same 
.  for  one  term.  He  was  elected  mayor  of  Paris  In  the  spring  of  1919  and  has  been  filling 
that  oQIce  since  to  the  satisfaction  of  the  citizens.  He  has  been  an  t^cer  of  the  Com- 
merolal  Club  since  Its  organisation.  He  is  en  active  supporter  of  the  republican  party 
and  gives  of  his  time  and  ability  to  all  projects  designed  to  advance  the  interests  of  his 
native  dty. 


Dsvid  W.  Jones,  Judge  of  the  probate  court  of  Oneida  county,  Idaho,  is  a  native  of 
Utah,  bom  at  Willard.  November  19,  1863,  and  is  a  son  of  John  D.  and  Mary  (Jones) 
Jones,  natives  of  Wales.  The  father  left  that  country  about  18S1  and  emigrated  to 
America.  His  wife  came  to  this  country  on  a  sailing  vessel,  which  was  nine  weeks  In 
making  the  voyage.  She  proceeded  up. the  Missouri  river  to  Council  Blulfs,  Iowa. 
They  crossed  the  plains  to  Utah  by  ox  team,  walking  most  of  the  way,  and  locating  at 
Willard,  where  Mr.  Jones  engaged  In  farming  and  continued  at  that  occupation  for 
some  years.  In  1873  he  removed  to  Oneida  county,  Idaho,  and  took  up  a  tract  of  land 
lying  six  nalles  south  of  Malad  City,  which  he  improved  and  developed.  He  cultivated 
that  farm  for  the  remainder  of  hie  active  life,  becoming  one  of  the  prosperous  and 
prominent  fanners  of  the  county.  He  reared  two  families,  consisting  of  twenty  chil- 
dren.  He  was  sealons  in  church  affairs  as  a  Latter-day  Saint,  and  for  twenty  years 
was  bishop  of  the  Cherry  Creek  ward.  His  death  occnrred  about  180G  and  bis  widow, 
Hary  Jones,  survived  him  by  eleven  years,' her  death  taking  place  In  August,  1916. 

David  W.  Jones  spent  the  first  twelve  years  of  his  life  In  Willard,  Utah,  and  received 



part  ot  hli  early  education  In  that  place,  flnlBhinK  ble  achool  oourse  at  Cherry  Creek. 
Oneida  county,  Idaho.  -He  remalited  at  home  nntll  be  reached  the  age  at  BeventHn 
yeara,  when  he  commenced  freighting  from  Corrine,  Utah,  to  Montana  points,  remain- 
ing at  that  occupation  for  about  ten  years.  He  made  his  home  at  Cherry  Creek,  where 
he  bought  a  one  hundred  and  sixty  acre  ranch,  which  he  improved  and  which  he  atUI 
ovfiB.  On  this  place  he  was  engaged  In  the  cattle  and  sheep  business  for  about  thirty 
years,  but  hla  sons  are  now  operating  the  place.  He  homeateaded  one  hundred  and  twenty 
acres  and  also  eighty  acres  of  desert,  making  two  hundred  In  all,  which  is  still  In  his 
possession.  He  has  also  boagbt  and  atlll  owns  two  hundred  and  seventy-flve  acres  of 
hay  and  pasture  land;  has  en  interest  In  the  First  National  Banh  of  Malad  City;  and  is 
a  stockholder  and  manager  of  the  La  Qrand  dance  hall  In  Malad  City,  where  he  has 
made  hla  home  since  the  fall  of  1916. 

On  the  lltb  of  February,  1SS3,  Mr.  Jones  was  married  to  Mlaa  Maria  Williams,  of 
Cherry  Creek,  who  was  born  In  Toole,  Utah,  in  186S.  To  them  have  been  bom  the 
following  t^lldren:  Pearl  died  at  the  age  of  seven  years.  Elizabeth  la  the  wife  of 
William  Evans.  Jenkin  W.  was  In  the  government  employ  during  the  World  war. 
David  W.,  Jr.,  served  as  a  second  lieatenant  In  the  United  States  army  and  has  been  a 
wrestler  of  considerable  fame,  wrestling  with  such  men  as  Pete  Brown,  Mike  ToKei, 
and  others  of  renown,  and  has  been  thrown  only  once.  He  served  as  a  guard  at  tas 
Balee  penitentiary  tor  a  few  montha.  Biigham  W,  Is  now  ftdlowing  farming.  Ernest  W. 
was  killed  In  battle  In  the  Argonne  Forest,  France,  October  9,  1918,'  while  a  member  of  a 
machine  gun  company.  Lavern  is  also  engaged  in  farming.  Merle,  Marie,  Ray  and 
Leiand  complete  tbe  family. 

Mr.  Jones  Is  a  member  of  the  Church  of  Jesus  Christ  of  Latter-day  Saints  and  gives 
his  political  support  to  the  democratic  party.  His  fellow  citlsens  have  called  upon  him  to 
serve  In  official  positions  of  honor  and  trusf  and  he  has  acceptably  served  as  Jnstice  ot  the 
peace,  constable  and  deputy  state  sheep  Inspector  at  Cherry  Creek,  Oneida  county,  tor 
eight  years.  In  March,  1917,  be  was  appointed  probate  Judge  of  that  county,  to  which 
office  he  waa  elected  the  following  year  and  in  1920  la  a  candidate  tor  re-election.  His 
official  duties  have  always  been  performed  In  a  most  satisfactory  manner. 


JiAn  H.  Jones,  a  cattleman  of  Owyhee  county,  was  born  in  tbe  southern  part  of 
Alabama,  November  16,  1854,  his  parents  being  Franklin  L.  and  Martha  H.  (Posey) 
Jones.  The  father  followed  fanning  In  Alabama  until  1866,  when  he  removed  to  Tazas 
and  purchased  a  ranch  of  one  hundred  and  sixty  acres.  There  he  engaged  in  cattle 
raising  prior  to  the  Civil  war.  In  1861  he  enlisted  and  waa  in  the  Confederate  service 
tor  four  years  or  until  the  war  closed  In  April,  1866.  He  participated  In  the  battles  of 
Missionary  Ridge,  Vicksbnrg  and  other  important  engagements.  He  then  retqnied  to  his 
Texas  farm,  whereon  he  resided  until  his  death,  which  occurred  when  he  was  seventy- 
two  years  of  age.    His  wife  died  In  1916 

John  H.  Jones  spent  his  boyhood  days  In  the  Lone  Star  state,  pursuing  his  educa- 
tion In  the  public  schools  there.  He  remained  with  his  father  until  eighteen  years  of 
age  and  then  started  out  to  earn  bis  own  livelihood,  riding  the  range  for  John  Slantter 
of  Texas  for  a  number  of  years.  Later  he-Uved  In  Colorado  for  two  years.  In  1S86  be 
made  his  way  to  Idaho  and  tben  on  to  Oregon,  where  he  was  employed  In  various  ways 
until  1888,  when  he  located  In  the  Bruneau  valley  and  for  several  years  worked  for 
wages.  He  first  homesteaded  one  hundred  and  twenty  acres  on  the  opposite  side  of 
the  river  from  his  present  ranch  and  lived  thereon  tor  twelve  years.  He  then  sold  the 
property  and  in  1911  purchased  two  bundred  and  forty  acres,  whereon  he  now  resides, 
giving  his  attention  to  the  cultivation  of  his  fields  and  to  stock  raising. 

In  1S76  Mr.  Jones  was  married  to  Miss  Roele  Moore,  a  daughter  of  Thomas  and 
Nancy  Moore.  Mrs.  Jones  passed  away  In  1877,  when  but  twenty  years  of  age.  leaving 
a  son,  James  P.,  who  died  of  Infiuenia  at  Sulphur  Springs.  Texas.  October  26,  191S. 
The  letter's  wife  also  passed  away,  leaving  three  children.  In  1886  John  H.  Jones  was 
married  to  Miss  Bertha  M.  Lowe,  a  native  ot  Champaign,  lUinolB,  born  December  29, 
1870,  and  a  daughter  of  Samuel  E.  and  Harriett  E.  (Sims)  Lowe.  Her  father  was  an 
Illinois  farmer  vbf  removed  to  Hutchinson.  Kansas,  in  18T2,  and  resided  in  that  state 
for  apprcalmately  etgbt  years.  He  afterward  took  up  his  abode  near  Medicine  Lodge, 
Kansas,  and  in  1874  went  to  CotCey  county,  Kansas,  where  be  spent  the  winter,  tor 

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tlie  grasshoppen  had  prarionsl?  destroyed  the  crops.  SnbBequently  he  located  tn  south- 
westflm  Missouri,  Journeying  thither  by  wagon  In  1879.  He  bought  a  farm  there  vhlch 
he  afterward  sold  and  then  remoTed  to  the  vicinity  ot  Slloam  Springs,  In  Benton  county, 
Arkftttsas,  where  he  carried  on  tanning  for  a  year.  He  afterward  sold  that  property 
sad  In  1881  became  a  resident  of  Colorado,  working  in  the  sawmills  near  Denrer.  Sub- 
sequently he  spent  two  years  near  the  border  between  Utah  and  Colorado,  where  he 
engaged  In  ranching,  and  then  removed  to  Independence,  Oregon,  by  wagtw  In  1S85. 
There  he  purchased  land  and  carried  on  farming  tn  the  Willamette  valley  for  a  time, 
while  later  he  engaged  In  ranching  on  the  WlllaJnette  river.  Wh^i  be  disposed  ot  his 
property  there  he  bought  real  estate  In  Qlenada.  Oregon,  where  he  remained  until  called 
to  his  flnat  rest  September  13,  191S,  when  he  was  seventy  years  of  age,  his  Urth  having 
occurred  on  the  ISth  of  September,  184C.  He  had  for  some  time  survived  his  wife,  who 
died  in  1902,  at  the  age  ot  flfty-two  years. 

Mr.  and  Mrs.  Jones  have  beccnne  the  parents  of  the  following  children:  Martha  E., 
now  the  wife  ot  Prank  Sproul,  a  garage  pr<qirietor  living  at  Nampa,  Idaho;  Lee  K.; 
Jack;  Lucy  K.,  the  wife  ot  Leroy  Pearman,  of  Stiver  City,  who  is  sheriff  ot  Owyhee 
county;  and  Frank  L.,  at  home.  Two  of  the  eons,  Jack  and  Lee  R.,  served  as  soldiers  ot 
the  United  States  army  during  the  great  World  war. 

In  hie  political  views  Mr.  Jones  has  always  been  a  democrat  and  white  In  Colorado 
he  served  for  a  brief  period  as  sheriff,  after  which  he  resigned  his  position.  He  has 
never  been  a  politician  in  the  sense  of  oOlce  seeking,  but  In  all  matters  of  cltlsenshlp 
has  maintained  a  pnbllc«pirlted  and  progressive  attitude,  cooperating  heartily  In  all 
plans  tor  the  general  good. 


Charles  B.  Holverson,  who  Is  engaged  In  ranching  In  Owyhee  county,  near  Brnnean, 
was  born  near  Hampton,  Wisconsin,  February  19,  1860,  his  parents  being  Henry  and 
Sarah  (Nightingale)  HolverBon.  The  father  ftrilowed  general  farming  In  Wl8c<msin 
and  frran  that  state  removed  to  Mlnseeota.  where  he  took  up  a  homestead  claim  ot  one 
hundred  and  sixty  acres,  which  he  farmed  and  developed  nntil  1876.  In  that  year  he 
disposed  ot  his  Minnesota  land  and  went  to  Kansas,  where  he  remained  for  about  a 
year  and  then  removed  to  Missouri,  where  he  also  lived  for  a  year.  About  December, 
18S1,  he  and  his  wife  came  to  Idaho  and  the  father  followed  farming  In  this  state  for  a 
Icmg  period,  passing  away  at  the  age  of  eighty-seven  years,  while  his  wife  died  at  the 
age  ot  sixty  years. 

In  the  meantime  Charlee  G.  Holverson  had  accompanied  his  parents  on  their  various 
removals  and  early  In  1881  he  and  bis  sister  came  to  Idaho  ahead  of  the  parents.  They 
made  their  way  flrst  to  Kelton,  Utah,  and  thence  came  overland  with  a  steam  threshing 
outflt,  which  was  the  flrst  ot  the  kind  Uken  to  the  Boise  valley  or  to  this  part  ot  the 
state.  The  outflt  was  owned  by  S.  Robertson  and  Charles  Holverson  worked  with  the 
outflt,  threshing  down  through  the  valley  as  tar  as  MIddleton  and  back  by  way  of 
Castle  creek  and  the  Bruneau  valley.  The  following  year  Mr.  Holverson  began  farming 
on  rented  land  In  the  Bruneau  valley,  largely  devoting  bis  atUntion  to  the  raising  ot 
barley,  which  he  hanled  to  Hailey  and  to  Bellevue,  Idaho,  by  way  ot  Grandvlew,  it 
requiring  three  weeks  to  make  the  round  trip  with  an  eight-horse  team.  Mr.  Holverson 
made  his  start  In  the  cattle  business  with  a  few  head  of  stock  and  Increased  his  herds 
until  he  owned  nine  hundred  head.  During  this  time  he  worked  for  wages  In  order  to 
help  build  up  his  cattle  buslneea.  At  length  a  hard  wlnUr  came  on  and  wiped  out  all  of 
his  stock,  tor  at  the  end  ot  the  season  he  had  only  fifteen  head  left  With  resolute 
spirit  he  again  set  out  to  build  up  his  herds  and  he  homesteaded  his  present  ranch  of 
one  hundred  and  sixty  acres.  He  took  a  contract  for  hauling  wood,  in  which  work  be 
engaged  tor  about  three  years  In  order  to  pay  tor  hla  ditch  right.  He  then  turned 
his  attention  to  raising  eheep.  to  which  he  devoted  seventeen  yeara,  having  aevan  thousand 
head  of  sheep.  He  then  again  went  Into  the  cattle  bualneaa  in  a  small  way  and  for  about 
four  years  gave  hla  attention  to  cattle  raising,  at  the  end  of  which  time  he  disposed  of 
all  ot  his  stock.  This  was  in  the  tall  of  1919.  He  is  now  concentrating  his  efforts 
upon  general  farming.  He  has  led  a  busy,  useful  life  ot  unremitting  diligence  and 
Industry  and  he  now  wiahea  to  conSne  his  attention  to  less  arduous  tasks,  making  a 
specialty  of  raising  alfalfa  hay,  of  which  he  cut  three  hundred  tons  in  1919. 

In  1889  Mr.  Holverson  was  married  to  Mrs.  Thompson,  a  widow,  who  was  bom  near 

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Honer  Lake,  CallfornlB.  Stae  bora  tb«  maiden  name  of  Iflaeourl  Harris  and  la  a  daugh- 
ter of  William  M.  and  Arana  (Howard)  Harris.  By  her  fwrner  marriage  she  has  two 
daughters,  Mrs.  Effle  Lftwson  asd  Mn.  Edna  Craig,  both  of  whom  are  now  living  In 
the  Branean  valleT- 

With  ever?  phase  of  pioneer  life  In  this  section  of  the  state  Mr.  Holvereon  Is  tamUlar. 
He  lived  here  during  the  Bannock  Indian  war  of  1S8Z,  when  the  Indlane  came  through 
from  Port  Hall  and  as  they  marched  across  the  country  parsed  near  Bnmeau.  Mr. 
Holverson  and  his  associates  had  to  hide,  as  the  Indians  were  killing  all  the  white 
settlers  they  met,  so  they  tied  a  dog  a  mile  or  more  away  from  where  they  hid,  thus 
disguising  their  hiding  place.  Many  times  they  were  forced  to  hide  all  night  In  the 
willows  In  order  to  avoid  the  red  men.  Difllcnitlee  and  dangers  beset  the  early  pioneers 
on  every  hand,  but  as  the  years  passed  all  these  conditions  were  replaced  by  the  advan- 
tages of  modern  civilization  and  Mr.  Holverson  bore  his  part  In  the  work  of  general 
development  and  progress.  He  la  a  democrat  In  his  political  views  and  fraternally  Is 
connected  with  the  independent  Order  of  Odd  Fellows  and  the  Pratemal  Order  of 
Eagles,  while  his  rallglons  faith  Is  that  of  the  Congregational  church. 


Captain  James  Cawston  Evenden,  wboee  title  Is  the  recognition  of  the  military  aid 
which  he  rendered  to  his  country  in  the  World  war  and  who  is  now  connected  with 
the  United  States  department  of  forestry,  with  c^ce  in  Coeur  d'Alene,  was  bom  at 
McMlnnTlIIe,  Oregon.  June  19.  1S89,  his  parents  being  John  and  Anna  (Cawston) 
Evenden,  tmth  of  whom  are  natives  of  England.  The  father  Is  now  a  resident  of 
Astoria,  Oregon,  while  the  mother  Is  living  in  Seattle.  The  father  was  an  apprenticed 
machinist  In  England  and  In  1S82  became  a  resident  of  Oregon,  since  which  time  he 
has  engaged  In  accotintl;ig  and  In  banking  and  baa  become  a  large  landowner,  follow- 
ing general  farming  and  stock  raUIng  In  connection  with  his  landed  iMssesslons.  Ha 
has  held  several  oHlces  and  has  taken  an  active  and  helpful  Interest  In  public  attains. 
His  religious  faith  Is  that  of  the  Episcopal  church  and  he  belongs  to  the  Independent 
Order  of  Odd  Pellows.  Success  has  attended  his  efforts  In  substantial  measure  and  he 
Is  now  living  retired  at  Astoria. 

Captain  Evenden  was  a  pupil  in  the  public  schools  of  his  native  city  and  afterward 
attended  the  Oregon  Agricultural  College,  from  which  he  was  graduated  with  the  degree 
of  Bachelor  of  Science  in  IBH,  having  completed  a  course  In  forestry.  In  1919  the 
hotorary  degree  of  Master  of  Science  was  conferred  upon  him  In  recognition  of  work 
done.  In  1914  he  entered  the  forestry  service  at  Portland  as  entomologist  and  In  191G 
became  scientific  assistant  of  the  bureau  of  entomology  of  the  department  of  forestry, 
his  work  in  this  connection  covering  the  entire  northwest.  His  thorough  collegiate 
training  and  his  broad  practical  experience  have  made  his  labors  of  much  value  in 
connection  with  the  forestry  -department,  where  his  work  has  been  uninterrupted  save 
(or  the  period  ol  the  World  war.  At  the  same  time  he  has  been  as  active  as  possible 
in  support  of  civic  affairs  and  his  aid  and  InHuence  are  ever  on  the  side  of  progress 
and  Improvement.  He  belongs  to  the  Chamber  of  Commerce  Regatta  Association  and 
his  religious  faith  la  that  of  the  Episcopal  church. 

On  the  I5tb  of  May,  1917,  Mr.  Evenden  went  to  the  offlcers*  training  camp  at  the 
Presidio  In  San  Pranclsco.  Prior  to  going  to  camp,  however,  he  had  taken  the  examina- 
tion and  was  commissioned  a  second  lieutenant  of  the  Infantry  Reserve  Corps.  At 
the  Presidio  he  was  commissioned  first  lieutenant  of  Company  F.  Three  Hundred  and 
Sixty-third  Infantry  of  the  Nlnety-flret  Division.  He  was  sent  to  Camp  L«wls,  August  29, 
1917,  to  Camp  Merrltt,  June  22,  19}8,  and  on  the  Sth  of  July  sailed  for  overseas,  landing 
In  England  on  the  23d.  The  division  went  to  the  vicinity  of  Langres  Haute  Marne  for 
training  and  thence  to  Oondre  Court,  taking  part  In  the  St.  Mihiel  offensive  from  the 
10th  to  the  12th  of  September  and  proceeding  thence  Into  the  Argonne,  which  was  the 
most  intensive  engagement  In  which  the  American  troops  took  part,  the  Ninety-Srst 
being  one  of  the  divisions  which  was  thrown  Into  the  forest  there  and  in  the  face  of  the 
most  murderous  machine  gun  Are  pushed  Its  way  forward,  driving  the  enemy  back  until 
the  woods  were  cleared  and  the  Germans  were  on  the  run.  On  the  4th  of  October,  191S, 
Captain  Evenden  went  Into  Belgium  with  the  Eighth  French  Army,  where  he  remained 
until  January,  1919.  and  was  then  sent  to  the  Le  Mans  area  for  preparation  for  embarka- 
tion h<»ne.    While  In  Prance,  on  the  2d  of  September.  191S.  he  was  promoted  to  captain 



■od  wu  tuaignad  the  command  of  Compani'  Q,  Tbree  Hnodred  and  Siztr-third  lofantiT. 
Od  th«  17th  of  April.  191B,  he  Balled  from  St.  Naulre,  landing  In  the  United  BUtes  on  the  • 
24th  of  April.  The  Three  Hundred  and  Sixty-third  Infantry  was  dted  four  times. 
In  all  of  the  enKSgements  Captain  Erenden  commanded  the  forces  under  him,  well 
meiitlng  the  promotion  that  came  to  him.  Following  hia  return  home  he  reentered 
the  United  States  department  of  forestry  and  has  since  been  engaged  In  the  work. 

In  June,  191S,  Captain  Byenden  was  married  to  Htaa  BUa  Bishop,  of  Coeur  d'Alene, 
daughter  of  Frank  and  Mattle  (Hays)  Blabop,  the  former  now  deceased,  while  the 
latter  la  a  resident  of  Coeur  d'Alene.  The  Blahops  were  early  pioneers  of  Kootenai 
county,  where  they  hare  lived  for  thirty  years.  Both  Captain  and  Mrs.  Elrenden  hare 
an  extensive  circle  of  warm  friends  in  Coenr  d'Alene  and  the  hospitality 'of  the  best 
homes  is  freely  accorded  them.  A  young  man  of  progressive  spirit  who  has  made 
excellent  nse  of  his  time,  talents  and  opportanltles,  the  future  career  of  Captain  Kvendon 
undoubtedly  will  be  such  as  will  greatly  Interest  his  associates,  showing  forth  the 
sterling  traits  of  character  that  he  has  already  manifested. 


Hiss  Nora  Jones  Is  Oiling  the  position  of  postmistresa  at  Oooding,  of  which  town 
she  is  a  native.  Here  her  girlhood  days  were  passed  and  her  education  aognired  in  the 
pvbllc  Bcboola.  In  1910  she  took  up  a  homestead  on  Camas  Prairie,  In  what  is  now 
Camaa  county,  Idaho,  acquiring  one  hundred  and  sixty  acres  of  land.  She  proved  up 
on  this  property,  complying  with  all  the  laws  regarding  settlement  and  development, 
and  she  is  now  the  owner  of  an  excellent  quarter  section.  In  August,  1914,  she  was 
appointed  to  a  position  as  clerk  In  the  Oooding  postoCBce  and  afterward  was  advanced 
to  the  position  of  assistant  postmaster,  while  on  the  1st  of  Aognst,  1919,  she  was  made 
acting  postmistress  and  atill  oontinnea  In  this  position,  the  duties  of  which  office  she  Is 
discharging  most  promptly  and  capably.  She  has  a  wide  acquaintance  In  this  part  ot 
the  state  and  Is  highly  esteemed  by  all  who  know  her. 

TRACY  H.   MASON,  M.  D. 

Dr.  Tracy  R.  Hason,  engaged  In  the  practice  of  medicine  and  surgery  at  Kellogg, 
Idaho,  is  also  prominent  in  the  public  affairs  of  the  state,  being  a  member  of  the  upper 
house  of  the  general  assembly  from  Shoshone  county.  He  was  bom  fn  the  village  of 
Neoga,  in  Cumberland  county,  Illinois,  December  24,  1874,  a  son  of  Dr.  Lewis  Hamer 
and  Ella  (Richardson)  Mason,  both  of  whom  were  natives  of  Ohio.  The  father  was 
also  a  physician  and  in  fact  Dr.  Tracy  R.  Mason  comes  from  a  family  ot  physicians, 
his  matemil  grandfather  and  hik  mother's  youngest  brother  being  also  representatives 
of  the  medical  profession.  His  father  was  graduated  from  the  Ohio  Medical  C<dlege  at 
Cincinnati  and  afterward  practiced  lin  Illinois  until  1SS8,  when  he  removed  to  the  west, 
settling  at  La  Orande,  Oregon,  where  he  opened  an  office  and  continued  in  active  medical 
practice  until  his  death,  which  occurred  February  8,  1893,  when  he  was  but  forty-four 
years  of  age.  His  widow  still  resides  at  La  Orande,  Oregon,  and  haa  a  brother,  Dr. 
A.  L.  Richardson,  who  Is  a  practicing  physician  ot  that  place. 

Dr.  Tracy  R.  Maaon  waa  a  lad  ot  but  thirteen  years  when  the  family  home  was  eetab- 
liabed  at  La  Orande  and  he  haa  lived  in  the  west  since  1888,  or  for  a  period  of  thirty- 
one  years.  He  has  made  his  home  In  Kellogg  for  twenty-two  years,  or  since  1898.  and 
throughout  the  entire  period  has  engaged  In  medical  and  surgical  practice.  After  com- 
pleting his  more  speclOcally  literary  education  he  entered  the  American  Medical  College 
at  St.  Louis,  from  which  be  was  graduated  with  the  class  of  1898.  Subsequently  he  was 
graduated  from  the  Bennett  Medical  College  of  Chicago  in  1905.  He  located  for  practice 
at  Kellogg,  Idaho,  in  1898  and  throughout  the  intervening  period  baa  rendered  valuable 
service  to  his  fellow  townsmen  in  checking  the  ravages  of  disease.  He  haa  been  a  close 
and  discriminating  student  of  the  science  of  medicine  and  keeps  In  touch  with  the  latest 
researches  and  dlacoveriea  concerning  profesalonal  work.  He  belongs  to  the  Idaho  Medi- 
cal Society  and  also  to  the  American  Medical  Association  and  in  addition  to  hia  private 
practice  be  is  serving  as  physician  and  surgeon  on  the  stalf  of  the  Wardner  Hospital  at 
Kellogg.  During  the  period  of  the  European  war  he  served  on  the  Shoahone  medical 
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On  October  19,  1904,  Dr.  Maeon  was  married  In  KelloKS  to  HIM  Katberlne  Ooets, 
a  natlTe  of  IdBbo,  who  was  born  on  &  ranch  In  the  northern  part  of  the  state  and  was 
«ducated  In  the  Unlversltr  of  Idaho.  She  Is  a  Udy  of  liberal  culture  and  both  Dr.  and 
Hrs.  Muon  occupy  an  enviable  poettlon  In  those  social  circles  where  IntelllKence  and 
true  worth  are  received  as  the  passports  Into  good  society. 

The  Doctor  Is  a  member  of  tbe  F^temal  Order  of  Eagles  and  has  been  examlnlns 
Borseon  of  his  home  aerle  at  Kellogg  for  fourteen  years.  His  political  allegiance  Is 
given  to  the  democratic  party  and  for  four  years  he  served  as  a  member  of  the  town 
council.  He  was  then  elected  mayor  of  the  city  in  1917  without  oppceltion  and  served 
until  April,  191S.  All  of  Kellogg's  Important  Improvements,  such  as  street  paving, 
sewers,  the  city  hall  and  the  fire  department,  have  been  Instituted  since  he  entered 
the  conncU  In  1913.  He  has  always  stood  for  progress  and  Improvement  in  com- 
munis aftalrs  and  has  given  to  tbe  city  as  mayor  a  most  buslaessllke  and  progres- 
sive admtnlBtratlon  which  has  brought  about  many  needed  reforms  and  Introduced 
many  constructive  elements.  In  1902  he  was  elected  coroner  of  Sboshcme  county  and 
In  1918  he  wae  chosen  for  representative  of  his  district  In  tbe  state  senate,  where 
he  Is  now  serving  on  the  committees  on  flnance,  public  health,  mines  and  mining. 
In  whatever  relation  we  find  him,  In  tbe  government  service,  In  political  circles. 
In  business  or  social  relatione  or  In  the  practice  of  bis  prtrfesalon,  he  Is  always 
tbe  same  honorable  and  honored  gentleman  whose  worth  well  merits  the  hl^ 
regard  uniformly  given  htm. 


Hutlan  lost  one  of  her  most  valued  and  representative  eltltens  In  the  passing  of 
CapUIn  William  Richardson  Shields  on  the  Ist  of  October,  1919,  tor  from  pioneer  times 
he  had  been  connected  with  tbe  Coeur  d'Alenes  and  made  substantial  contribution  to 
tbe  development,  settlement  and  upbuilding  of  the  northern  section  of  the  state.  He 
was  bom  In  Roanoke  county,  Virginia,  April  2.  1S27,  and  was  a  representative  of  one  of 
the  old  American  families  that  was  founded  In  the  new  world  In  1770,  his  anceatora 
coming  from  England  and  Scotland.  Among  then  were  those  who  took  part  In  tbe 
war  for  independence  and  tbe  same  spirit  has  been  manifest  throughout  the  succeeding 
generations,  all  remaining  true  to  their  principles  and  beliefs. 

After  arriving  at  years  of  maturity  Captain  Shields  was  married  to  Miss  Sue  Virginia 
Price,  who  Is  still  living,  and  they  became  the  parents  of  six  children:  Charles,  Harry, 
Nellie,  Willie  and  two  who  passed  awsy  In  Infancy.  Three  of  those  who  reached  adult 
age  have  also  been  called  to  the  home  beyond  and  Willie,  who  Is  now  tbe  wife  of  F.  3. 
Scobee,  of  Mullan,  Is  the  only  surviving  child. 

At  the  time  of  the  outbreak  of  the  Civil  war  Captain  Shields  was  teaching  school 
at  Roanoke,  Virginia,  and,  responding  to  tbe  call  of  bis  loved  southland,  be  Joined  the 
Confederate  army,  becoming  a  member  of  the  Twenty-seventh  Virginia  Volunteers.  He 
took  part  In  the  principal  engagementa  that  occurred  during  the  first  three  years  ot  tha 
Civil  war  and  was  wounded  In  the  second  battle  of  Bull  Ran  and  also  at  Antletam, 
During  the  last  year  of  the  war  he  saw  no  active  service.  At  the  time  of  Qeneral  Lee's 
surrender  he  was  a  captain  In  the  Twenty-seventh  Virginia  Infantry. 

For  several  years  after  the  war  Captain  Shields  continued  to  reside  In  the  Old 
Dcmlnlon  and  then  made  his  way  to  the  Pacific  coast,  crossing  tbe  country  to  San 
Francisco,  while  later  he  proceeded  northward  to  Forest  Grove,  Oregon,  and  In  ISSS 
removed  to  Sprague,  Washington.  The  year  1SS6  witnessed  his  arrival  In  the  Coear 
d'Alenea,  at  which  time  he  established  his  home  In  Mullan.  Not  long  afterward  he 
engaged  In  the  sawroill  business  and  furnished  the  lumber  for  all  of  the  pioneer  dwell- 
ings and  business  buildings  of  the  town.  In  189S  he  removed  his  family  from  Sprague 
to  Mullan,  for  his  interests  centered  here,  although  after  retiring  from  the  sawmill 
business  he  tallowed  mining  for  several  years  and  then  went  to  St.  Regis,  Montana, 
where  he  conducted  a  mercantile  enterprise.  Afterward  he  became  actively  engaged  In 
ranching.  In  which  occupation  he  continued  for  fifteen  years.  From  1917,  owing  to 
Impaired  health,  he  lived  retired. 

At  different  periods  Captain  Shields  filled  public  ofllces  of  honor  and  trust.  While  In 
Mi»tana  he  was  at  one  time  a  candidate  for  the  oOlce  of  county  commiBsioner  of  Mineral 
county  on  tbe  democratic  ticket,  but  Boon  afterward  left  Montana  and  returned  to  Mullan, 
Idaha    Later  he  served  as  bailiff  under  Sheriff  Robert  Pfell  and  continued  In  that  posl- 



tlon  nntll  about  two  yetm  prior  to  bla  demlM.  whldi  occurred  on  the  1st  ol  Ootobar, 
1*19.  All  who  knew  htm  bore  teetlmonr  to  hia  admirable  cbaraeter  atid  sterlluK  wortb. 
Ho  bU  attained  tbe  noUble  ace  of  nlnetr-two  years  ere  "tbe  wearr  wheels  of  lite  at 
lenstb  stood  still." 


Tbrouffhout  bis  buslnew  career  Prank  H.  Bnyder  baa  been  IdentlQed  wltb  banking 
and  long  experience,  tborongb  Btndr  and  keen  sagacity  bave  qualified  bfm  In  splendid 
meaBure  for  tbe  conduct  of  the  affairs  of  the  Heybum  State  Bank  of  Herbnrn,  Idabo, 
of  wbleb  be  Is  now  the  president.  Step  by  step  he  has  adTanced,  learning  from  each 
experience  tbe  lesaona  tbereln  contained,  and  be  baa  reached  an  enrlable  position  as  a 
repreaentatlre  of  the  banking  fratemltr  of  this  sute.  He  waa  bom  In  Des  Moines,  Iowa, 
Harcb  6,  187S.  and  la  a  son  of  John  H.  and  Alrlra  B.  (Bradley)  Snyder,  tbe  former  a 
native  of  Ohio,  while  the  latter  was  bom  In  Madrid,  New  York.  Wben  a  youiw  man 
the  father  went  to  Qeneseo,  Illinois,  and  there  be  enlisted  for  serrlce  In  the  Union  army 
In  1861.  He  remained  wltb  hie  command  nntll  honorably  dlacharged  In  1S64  and 
daring  that  time  was  twice  wtmnded.  Returning  to  his  home  In  Illinois,  he  afterward 
removed  to  Des  Moines,  Iowa,  where  be  f<dtowed  railroad  work  on  tbe  Rock  Island, 
doing  contract  work  for  a  number  of  years.  There  be  passed  away  at  the  age  of  sixty- 
eight.  HIB  widow  In  1912  removed  to  Boise.  Idaho,  where  she  Is  now  living.  In  bte 
political  views  Hr.  Snyder  was  a  republican.  He  was  well  known  In  Haaonlo  drclea, 
having  atUlned  tbe  Knight  Templar  degree  of  tbe  York  Rite,  and  be  belonged  also 
to  tbe  Presbyterian  church — In  which  associations  were  found  an  Indication  of  the 
higb  principles  that  Koverned  his  career. 

Frank  M.  Snyder  spent  bis  boyhood  days  In  Iowa  and  after  attending  tbe  public 
schools  continued  bis  studies  In  the  Iowa  Buslnesa  College.  He  made  his  initial  step 
In  the  business  world  as  an  employee  In  the  German  SavlnRs  Bank  at  Dee  Moinee, 
and  later  he  entered  the  Marquardt  Savings  Bank.  In  1901  he  removed  to  Denver, 
Colorado,  to  take  a  position  as  csahler  wltb  the  Northwestern  Lite  t  Savings  Company 
and  so  continued  until  the  fall  of  1904.  He  afterward  removed  to  Des  Holnes,  Iowa,  and 
was  paying  teller  In  the  Central  State  Bank  of  that  city  until  October,  1905,  when  he 
came  to  Heybnra,  Idaho,  and  organlced  the  bnnk  of  wblcb  he  Is  now  tbe  prealdent, 
while  bis  brother-ln-taw  organised  what  was  called  tbe  Rupert  State  Bank  and  Is  now 
tbe  Rupert  National  B'-nk.  Tbe  Heyburn  State  Bank  has  a  capital  and  surplus  of 
twenty-two  thousand  dollars,  Indicating  tbe  steady  growth  of  tbe  business,  for  tbe  b^nk 
was  originally  capttallied  for  tea  thousand  d(dlars.  Mr.  Snyder  la  the  president  of  the 
bank,  with  George  E.  Schroeder  as  vice  president,  and  tbe  success  and  continued  growtb 
t3t  tbe  institution  Is  attributable  in  large  measure  to  his  sound  Judgment  and  ready 
bnalnese  discrimination. 

In  1900  Hr.  Snyder  was  married  to  Hlaa  Carrie  M.  HcQotBton,  a  native  of  Polk 
county,  Iowa,  and  a  daughter  ot  David  S.  and  Avis  (Saylor)  McQuiston,  the  former  a 
veteran  ot  tbe  Civil  war.  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Snyder  have  tKcome  parents  of  three  children: 
Lonise,  Fbil  and  Paul.  Mr.  Snyder  belongs  to  the  Masonic  fraternity  and  Is  senior 
warden  of  Heyburn  Lodge  Na  46,  A.  F.  ft  A.  M.  He  and  his  wife  occupy  an  enviable 
social  position  in  tbe  town  and  In  all  matters  of  progreaslve  citizenship  his  aid  Is 
oonnted  upon,  for  be  stauda  In  the  front  rank  ot  those  men  who  are  attempting  to 
upbuild  the  city  along  progressive  bualnesB  lines,  seeking  through  practical  methods 
to  secure  tbe  adoption  of  higb  American  Ideals. 


Dr.  Cbarlee  O.  Moore,  a  well  known  phyatcian  and  aurgeon,  of  Parla,  Idaho,  who  waa 
actively  connected  with  the  medical  department  of  the  United  Statea  army,  both  In  this 
country  and  overseas,  for  about  two  years  during  the  period  ot  tbe  World  war,  waa 
bom  In  St  Louis.  Missouri,  December  14.  1886,  and  Is  a  aon  ot  David  Ud  Octarla 
(Gordon)  Hoore,  the  former  a  native  of  Ireland  and  tbe  latter  of  Illinois. 

The  father  emigrated  from  Ireland  to  the  United  States  in  an  early  day  and  located 
In  New  York,  where  he  entered  the  eBtabllahmeut  ot  Tiffany  ft  Company  and  learned  tbe 

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ti-ade  of  a  dlamand  mtter.  After  spendlaK  several  years  nith  the  New  York  Ann,  be 
was  Bent  to  St.  Louis  and  remalnkd  tn  that  city  until  1903,  when  he  removed  to  Mar- 
Bhalltown,  Iowa,  where  h«  and  his  wife  are  now  residing. 

Charles  O.  Moore  waa  reared  Iq  St  Louis,  where  he  received  a  part  of  bis  early 
education  later  attending  tbe  hlKb  school  at  Marshall  town,  Iowa,  where  the  family  were 
then  living.  He  spent  two  years  In  Cornell  College  and  later  entered  the  medical  depart- 
ment of  Crelghton  University  at  Omaha,  where  be  remained  four  years  and  was  gradu- 
ated with  the  class  of  1914.  Following  bis  graduation,  Dr.  Moore  spent  twenty-two  - 
montbs  at  boaptUl  work  In  St.  Joseph's  Hospital.  Omaha.  In  191E  he  went  to  Salt  Lake 
City,  Utah,  and  was  connected  wltb  tbe  boird  of  heiltb  there  for  about  sixteen  montbs, 
at  the  end  of  that  period  removing  to  Paris,  Idaho,  where  be  arrived  in  1916  and 
practiced  medicine  ^or  about  twelve  months. 

Sbortly  after  tbe  declaration  of  war  by  this  country.  Dr.  Moore,  In  June,  1917, 
enlisted  In  the  United  States  army  and  was  called  Into  tbe  service  In  August  of  the 
same  ye<)r,  being  commlasloned  first  lleutenpnL  Before  be  was  dlacbirged  In  1919  he  held 
tbe  rank  of  major.  He  served  three  montbs  at  Fort  Riley  and  was  then  sent  to  Rochester, 
Minnesota,  for  a  course  io  surgery.  For  four  months  he  bad  charge  of  the  pneumonia 
ward  at  Camp  Sherman,  Ohio,  and  at  the  end  of  that  period  he  trained  troops  for  sanitary 
service  at  Camp  Sevier,  South  Carolina.  Dr.  Moore  was  next  assigned  to  base  hospital 
64,  American  Expeditionary  Force,  and  In  August^  1918,  sailed  for  England,  going  thence 
to  Prance,  where  be  was  chief  of  the  medical  service  In  base  hospital  64,  and  remilned 
In  that  country  for  one  year.  He  then  returned  to  the  United  States  and  met  with  an 
accident  which  resulted  In  a  broken  leg  while  at  Camp  Hill.  He  was  sent  to  the  genera) 
hospital  at  Ssn  Pranclsco.  from  which  be  was  discharged  September  IS,  1919.  He  baa 
since  practiced  bis  profession  in  Paris.  Bear  Lake  county,  Idaho,  aud  is  generally 
recognised  as  one  of  tbe  most  skillful  surgeons  and  medical  practitioners  In  this  part 
of  the  state. 

On  June  13,  1915,  Dr.  Moore  was  united  in  marriage  to  Josephine  Durkee,  of  Salt 
Lake  City,  and  they  have  two  children.  The  Doctor  Is  a  member  of  the  Presbyterian 
church,  end  he  and  his  wife  are  prominent  In  all  social  and  cultural  actlvltiea  In  the 
district  In  which  they  reside.  Ar)art  from  the  practice  of  bis  profession,  he  has  busi- 
ness Interests  of  an  Impnrtsnt  character.  In  partnership  with  Parley  S.  Lewis,  he  owns 
Ave  hundred  and  sixty  acres  of  land  In  Camas  county,  Idaho,  where  they  operate  a  ca^ 
tie  and  prain  ranch,  and  he  Is  a  stockholder  In  the  Beet  Growers  Sugar  Company  of 
RIgby.  Dr.  Moore  'Is  a  member  of  the  Masonic  order  and  is  active  In  tbe  Royal  Arch 
Chapter  and  blue  lodge.  He  la  also  a  member  of  the  American  Legion;  of  tbe  Phi  Rbo 
Sigma  medical  fraternity;  of  tbe  county  and  state  medical  societies;  of  the  United  States 
Military  Surgeons,  and  of  tbe  American  Medical  Association,  In  the  affairs  ot  all  these 
taking  a  warm  and  practical  Interest.  Politically,  be  gives  bis  support  to  the  republi- 
can party,  but  has  never  been  a  seeker  after  political  office. 


The  attractive  new  home  of  Mortimer  F.  Cresay,  combining  both  beauty  and  comfort, 
stands  In  the  midst  of  a  ranch  of  twenty-five  acres  a  mile  and  a  half  northeast  of  Ustick, 
and  as  the  years  have  passed,  through  h's  Industry  snd  enterprise,  Mr.  Cressy  has  made 
his  place  a  valuable  property  and  one  that  Is  now  highly  productive.  He  is  a  native  of 
Minnesota,  having  been  born  on  a  farm  In  that  state,  February  23,  1869,  his  parents 
being  Joseph  and  Mary  (Pulton)  Cressy,  tbe  latter  a  relative  of  Robert  Fulton  of  steam- 
boat fame.    Both  parents  were  natives  ot  the  state  of  New  York. 

Mortimer  F.  Creasy  was  reared  rit  Kasson.  Minnesota,  and  when  nineteen  years  of 
age  went  to  Osakis,  that  state,  where  he  and  his  elder  brother,  WHllam,  conducted  a 
harness  shop  for  two  years,  while  later  he  devoted  five  years  to  the  cattle  business.  On 
the  expiration  ot  that  period  he  removed  to  Duluth,  Minnesota,  where  he  became  a 
member  of  tbe  fire  department,  and  alter  six  montha  be  was  made  captain  of  one  of  the 
Are  stations  of  that  city.  In  1S95  he  came  to  Idiho  and  followed  placer  mining  in 
Owyhee  county  for  a  time.  He  located  the  Swan  Falls  power  site  on  the  Snake  river 
and  In  1905  sold  the  property  to  a  party  who  afterward  aold  It  to  tbe  Idaho  Power 
Company,  by  which  It  Is  now  owned.  Mr.  Cressy  received  five  thousand  dollars  tor  the 
site.  He  then  Invested  In  some  Thunder  Mountain  mining  claims  and  on  these  realized 
a  profit  of  twenty-five  thousand  dollars  in  one  year.    In  1903  he  located  In  Boise. 

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It  ma  on  the  6Ui  or  October,  1904.  that  Hr.  Cressr  wu  inaiTled  In  Welwr,  Idabo, 
to  MlH  Myrtle  Markeon,  who  was  born  at  DalloB,  Texas,  October  23,  188S,  a  daughter  of 
Phillip  A.  and  Mildred  (Bntta)  Harkson.  Hra.  Cressr  wae  largely  reared  and  educated 
In  Boutbem  California.  She  Is  an  accomplished  lady  who  for  some  time  studied  in 
Boston,  MassachuBetts,  and  possesses  a  fine  soprano  voice,  well  trained. 

FollowluK  their  marrlsKe,  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Creasy  rssided  In  Boise  until  1913  and  then 
took  up  their  abode  on  their  present  ranch  property.  While  liTing  in  the  capital  dty 
Mr.  Cressy  made  large  InTcstments  in  city  realty  and  was  for  a  time  one  of  the  prindp^ 
taxirayers  theie.  Since  1916  he  has  concentrated  his  eOorta  and  attention  upon  the 
derelopment  and  Improyement  of  what  is  today  a  valuable  ranch  property  of  twenty-five 
acrea.  They  have  mads  many  improvements  upon  the  place,  ooovertlng  It  into  a  very 
productive  tract  of  land,  on  which  Mr.  Creasy  has  recently  erected  an  attractive  modem 
residence.  While  all  days  In  his  career  have  not  been  equally  bright  and  the  storm 
clouds  have  at  times  gathered,  he  has  nevsr  become  discouraged  nor  disheartened  by 
eondltlons,  and  his  resolute  spirit  and  energy  have  enabled  him  to  overcome  obstacles 
and  difUcultles  and  steadily  advance  on  the  high  road  toward  pro^erity. 


Saylor  Joeeph  Brown  operates  one  at  the  most  highly  improved  ranches  tn  Ada 
county,  the  property  lying  six  and  a  half  mites  northwest  of  Meridian.  He  was  bom 
In  Ray  county,  MlsBonrl,  March  11,  1891.  a  son  of  the  late  Joseph  and  Hary  B.  (Jones) 
Brown,  of  whom  more  extended  mention  la  made  on  another  page  of  this  work.  The 
father  has  passed  away,  but  the  mother  still  survives  and  Is  well  known  and  highly 
esteemed  in  Ada  county,  where  she  makes  her  home. 

Saylor  J.  Brown  was  a  lad  of  thirteen  years  when  he  came  with  ^is  parents  to 
Idaho  In  1904,  locating  on  the  ranch  where  he  now  lives.  He  has  remained  thereon 
continuously  since  and  is  now  actively  engaged  in  its  operation,  his  well  directed  labon 
being  attended  with  excellent  results.  This  Is  one  of  the  best  Improved  ranch  properties 
in  Ada  county  and  Is  owned  by  his  mother,  Mrs.  Mary  Eliiabeth  Brown,  He  has  a  farm 
of  his  own  Bdjolning  this  place  on  the  west  and  embracing  land  that  was  psirt  of  the 
original  ranch. 

On  the  30th  of  September,  1914,  Hr.  Brown  was  united  In  marriage  to  Miss  Ehida 
Belts,  a  native  of  LIgonler,  Indiana,  and  a  daughter  of  Melvtn  A.  Belts.  They  now  have 
a  daughter,  Veeta  Roberta,  who  was  bom  October  7,  I91S.  Thsy  enjoy  an  enviable  posi- 
tion in  social  circles  of  the  community  In  which  they  reside,  while  Hr.  Brown  is  widely 
recognised  as  one  of  lt«  enterprising  and  representative  yonng  agrlcultnrlBts. 


Albert  0.  McOratb,  who  passed  away  In  Boise  on  the  8th  of  February,  1920,  was 
widely  known  as  a  substantial  and  representative  agrlcnltnrlst  of  Canyon  county, 
owning  a  well  Improved  ranch  of  one  hundred  and  thirty  acres  situated  t^o  and  a  halt 
miles  northeast  of  MIddleton.  He  was  bom  In  Phillips  eountyt  Kansas,  April  13,  1877, 
and  came  to  Idaho  with  his  psrents  in  1890.  when  a  lad  of  thirteen  years.  In  this  state 
be  resided  throughout  the  remainder  of  his  lite,  or  tor  a  period  of  three  decades,  devot- 
ing his  attention  to  ranching  Interests  with  gratifying  success.  His  farm,  embracing 
one  hundred  and  thirty  acres  in  the  vicinity  of  Hiddleton,  .Is  now  In  possession  of  his 

On  the  3d  ot  March,  1903,  in  Boise.  Idaho.  Mr.  MeOrath  was  united  In  marriage  to 
Hiss  Susie  Hughes,  whose  birth  occnrred  at  Idaho  Falls,  Idaho,  Febmary  4.  1SS2,  her 
parents  being  Hoses  S.  and  Mary  F.  (Cogdlll)  Hnghes.  They  came  to  Idaho  from 
Missouri  as  early  as  1879,  locating  first  at  Idaho  Falls  and  Bubsequsntlj'  removing  to 
Star.  Mr.  Hughes  passed  away  at  SUr  on  the  7th  of  March,  1908,  but  his  widow  still 
survives  and  yet  makes  her  home  at  that  place.  Mr.  and  Mrs.  McOrath  became  the 
parents  ot  five  children,  namely:  Mabel,  who  was  bora  March  10,  1904;  EKhel,  whose  birth 
occurred  September  16,  ItOG;  Fay.  bom  February  10,  1907;  Marlon,  who  was  born 
July  12,  1908;  and  Edna,  who  first  opened  her  eyes,  to  the  light  of  day  on  the  2<th  ot 
May,  1911.    The  wife  and  children  were  called  upon  to  mourn  the  loss  of  the  husband  and 



tftthM',  wbo  died  of  Inflneiiia  tn  a  Boise  boEpItal  on  tli«  8tta  of  Febmaiy,  1920,  «t  th« 
craniwratlTelr  early  ase  of  forty-three  years.  Hie  demise  was  the  occasion  of  deep  and 
>  widespread  regret,  for  he  bad  won  an  extensive  circle  ot  warm  friends  during  ttie  long 
period  ot  his  residence  In  this  state.  Mrs.  McOrath  has  resided  In  Idaho  throngtaout 
her  entire  life  and  has  therefore  wltneseed  much  of  Its  growth  and  development  as  the 
years  have  passed.  She  Is  widely  and  favorably  known  in  Canyon  county,  enjoying  the 
hlgb  regard  and  esteem  ot  all  with  whom  she  has  come  in  contact. 


The  responsible  office  of  anperlntendent  of  schools  for  Oneida  county,  Idaho,  is  now 
and  has  been  for  more  than  seven  years  past  vested  in  James  C.  Tovey,  a  well  knows 
resident  of  Malad  City,  where  he  was  bora  October  6,  188S.  He  is  a  son  ot  Oeorge  and 
Sanh  (Chivere)  Tovey,  natives  of  Wlllard,  Utah,  both  ot  whom  vrere  brought  to  Oneida 
county,  Idaho,  by  their  respective  parents  when  Inlants  but  six  months  old.  Here  the 
father  grew  ta  manhood  and  was  educated.  Later  he  became  a  farmer  and  also  engaged 
In  cattle  and  sheep  raising,  remaining  thus  occupied  for  several  years.  He  acquired 
a  homestead,  which  he  Improved -and  continued  to  operate  during  his  active  years. 
He  la  now  praetically  living  retired  and  has  reached  the  age  of  fltty-elx  years.  His  wife 
la  also  living. 

James  C.  Tovey  was  reared  on  his  father's  place  and  acquired  his  early  education  In 
the  public  schools  of  Malad  City,  later  attending  hlgb  aohool,  the  Idaho  State  University 
and  the  Agricultural  College  at  Logan,  Utah,  from  which  institution  he  was  graduated  in 
the  agricultural  course  with  the  class  of  1911.  receiving  the  degree  ot  B.  S.  FoUawlng 
his  graduation,  Mr.  Tovey  taught  In  the  Malad  high  schotd  for  one  year,  and  tn  March. 
1913,  he  was  appointed  to  his  present  position  as  superintendent  ot  ecbocls  for  Oneida 
connQr  and  has  been  reelected  to  the  eame  office  at  each  succeeding  election  ever  since, 
giving  the  utmost  satisfaction  to  all  interested  in  the  cause  of  education  in  the  county. 
He  Is  general  agent  for  the  Idaho  State  Life  Insurance  Company  and  has  met  with 
suocess  In  this  busineBS,  writing  a  quarter  million  dollara  worth  of  insurance  In  the 
months  of  April,  May  and  June,  1919. 

In  April,  1913,  Mr.  Tovey  was  married  to  Isabella  Davis,  and  they  hare  become  tM 
parents  ot  three  sons,  namely:  Jack  D.,  bom  January  20,  1914;  Boyd,  born  January  16, 
1916,  and  J.  Farrell,  In  December,  1918.  Mr.  Tovey  Is  a  member  of  the  Masonic  order, 
in  the  atralra  of  which  he  takes  a  warm  interest,  and  he  supports  the  republican  party. 
He  Js  a  member  of  the  board  of  governors  ot  the  Commercial  Club.  Mr.  Tovey  owns  two 
hnndred  acres  ot  land  about  three  miles  from  Malad  City,  which  he  rents. 


Henry  C  Miller  Is  devoting  his  life  to  ranching  and  Is  now  occupying  the  ranch 
property  of  Hon.  John  W.  Eagleson,  state  treasurer,  ot  whom  be  ts  a  warm  personal 
friend.  This  place  la  situated  a  mile  north  ot  Ustlck,  but  while  leasing  this  land  Mr. 
Uiller  is  also  the  owner  of  a  good  ranch  property  at  Star,  Idaba  He  was  born  In 
Douglas  county,  Illinois,  May  3,  1868.  and  Is  a  son  of  Anthony  and  Barbara  (Stamback) 
MUler,  both  of  whom  were  of  German  and  Ii^lsh  descent,  and  both  have  now  passed  away. 
The  father  was  bom  in  Kentucky  and  tbe  mother  In  Ohio.  They  had  a  family  of  ten 
children,  six  sons  and  four  daughters,  all  of  whom  are  yet  living  with  the  exception  of 
one  danghter. 

Henry  C.  Miller  was  reared  largely  upon  a  farm  in  Edgar  county,  Illinois.  In  young 
manhood,  or  in  1892,  he  went  to  southwestern  Missouri,  where  he  carried  on  farming 
lor  ten  years.  Dnring  that  period  he  was  married  on  the  3d  of  November,  1894,  to 
Miss  Mln^e  Shaffer,  who  was  bom  In  Missouri.  January  23,  1876,  a  daughter  of  William 
and  Harrnt  Shatter,  who  are  now  residing  near  Star,  Idaho.  Mr.  Miller  has  been  a 
resident  ot  Idaho  since  1900  and  throughout  the  intervening  period  has  made  bis  home 
In  Ada  county,  chiefly  at  or  near  Star.  However,  for  a  time  he  was  superintendent  of 
tbe  county  farm  northwest  of  Boise,  covering  a  period  of  four  years,  being  the  last  to 
occupy  that  position  before  the  present  County  Hospital  was  established  near  the  state 
fair  grounds.     When  this  was  done  he  became  the  first  superintendent  of  the  latter 

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Uutltutlon  afid  cootlDued  as  such  tor  sis  montlis,  his  wife  becoming  Ui*  first  matron. 
To  Mr.  and  Mrs.  MilUr  have  been  born  two  cbildren:  Bealah,  now  the  wife  of 
Clifford  Clark,  of  Melba,  Idaho;  and  William  Antbony,  who  la  nineteen  years  of  age  and 
nsldea  with  his  parents.  Hr.  Miller  Is  a  member  of  tbe  Christian  chnreh,  while  his 
wife  belonKs  to  the  Methodist  chnrcb.  Fraternally  he  Is  an  Odd  Fellow  and  Is  a  past 
grand  of  the  local  lodge.  Both  be  and  his  wife  sapport  tbe  republican  party  where 
national  Issues  are  involved,  but  at  local  elections  do  not  hesitate  to  cast  an  Independent  , 
ballot.  Mr.  Miller  served  as  republican  committeeman  at  Star  for  two  terms  and  he  QUed 
the  offlce  of  road  supervisor  there  for  two  terms.  He  likewise  served  as  school  director 
and  at  all  times  has  stood  for  those  activities  and  interests  which  are  of  value  and  worth 
in  community  affairs.  He  Is  fond  of  hunting  and  flefaing,  greatly  enloying  a  trip  Into 
the  open,  bat  he  never  allows  this  to  interfere  with  his  bome  duties  and  In  the  conduct 
of  his  business  interests  he  has  met  with  substantial  success. 


Patrick  McMonlgle.  concentrating  his  efforts  and  attention  upon  ranching  interests 
on  Deer  creek.  In  Blaine  county,  not  fir  from  Halley,  was  born  In  the  parish  of  Lick- 
erward,  In  County  Donegal,  Ireland.  March  27,  1B42,  and  Is  a  son  of  Edward  and  Bridget 
(Brennon)  McHonlgle.  He  remained  on  the  Emerald  Isle  until  1869  and  then  came 
to  the  United  States,  landing  at  Portland.  Maine,  whence  be  made  his  way  to  New 
York.  He  afterward  removed  to  Luserne  county.  Pennsylvania,  where  he  worked  In 
the  mines  for  six  years.  He  then  made  his  way  westward  to  Denver.  Colorado,  and 
afterward  to  Bingtaim  canyon,  Utah,  where  he  was  employed  at  mining  for  a  year. 
He  then  made  his  way  to  Qlendale.  Montana,  where  he  spent  four  years  In  mining,  and 
on  tbe  8th  of  May.  1880,  he  arrived  in  the  Wood  river  country.  In  tbe  vicinity  Of  what 
Is  now  tbe  town  of  Hailey.  He  was  engaged  in  prospecting  here  and  located  one  hun- 
dred and  one  claims,  for  which  he  r>aid  five  hundred  and  Qve  dollars.  He  l>egan  operat- 
ing a  part  of  his  mining  property  and  still  operates  two  of  the  mines,  which  are  pro- 
ducing lead  and  silver.  In  1S81  he  purchased  his  present  ranch,  embracing  one  hun- 
dred and  sixty  acres,  which  he  secured  as  a  squatter's  right  by  purchase,  and  proved 
up  under  the  preemption  laws.  He  has  added  to  tbe  original  purchase  from  time  to 
time  until  he  now  has  seven  hundred  and  nine  acres,  constituting  a  valuable  property, 
upon  which  he  Is  successfully  engaged  In  raising  cattle.  His  original  heme  upon  this 
place  was  a  log  cabin  which  Is  still  standing,  but  he  has  erected  a  commodious  and 
attractive  fr^me  residence  and  has  also  put  up  other  new  buildings  which  are  attractive 
features  of  the  ranch. 

On  the  9th  of  February.  1894.  Mr.  McMonigle  was  married  to  Miss  Mary  McLaughlin, 
who  Is  a  daughter  of  John  and  Julia  (Malay)  HdUaughlln,  the  former  a  native  of  Neir 
Hampshire  and  the  tatter  of  Ireland.  Mr.  and  Mrs,  McMonigle  have  become  the  parents 
of  bU  children:  Anna,  who  Is  now  teaching  in  the  high  school  at  Rupert;  Patrick;  John; 
Andrew;   Hugh;   and  James. 

Hr,  McMonigle  votes  with  the  democratic  party  but  neither  seeks  nor  desires  office 
as  a  reward  for  party  fealty.  He  has  never  had  occasion  to  regret  his  determination 
to  come  to  the  new  world,  for  he  here  found  the  opportunities  which  he  sought  and  In 
their  utlllEatlon  h?s  made  steady  progress.  For  a  long  period  he  was  closely  associated 
with  the  mining  Interests  of  the  state  and  he  is  concentrating  his  efforts  and  attention 
upon  ranching  Interests.  In  which  be  Is  meeting  with  substantial  and  gratifying  results. 


Leonldus  A.  Mecbam,  who  tor  the  past  six  years  has  occupied  the  office  of  postmaster 
-of  Preston,  is  a  native  of  Utah,  bom  In  Salt  Lake  City,  October  19,  lS64,%a  son  of 
Leonldas  C.  and  Margaret  E.  (Champlln)  Mecbam,  both  of  whom  were  natives  of  the 
state  of  Pennsylvania.  In  I8G2  the  father  crossed  the  plains  by  ox  team  and  arrived  In 
Salt  Lake  City  in  September  of  that  year.  On  taking  up  his  residence  In  Utah  he  com- 
inenced  to  work  at  farming,  following  that  occupation  at  Provo,  Morgan  and  Brlgham 
City,  and  in  December,  186S,  he  removed  to  Franklin,  Franklin  county,  Idaho,  which 
was  then  considered  to  be  In  Utah.    Tbere  be  managed  a  general  merchandise  business. 




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ranalnlnc  ttana  ensaKed  for  about  flTe  years.  At  tbe  end  o(  that  period  he  want  to  vork 
aa  the  railroad,  then  In  the  course  of  construction,  and  was  employed  aa  tlmek«eper 
tor  a  year.  He  than  returned  to  Franklin  and  bought  a  tract  ot  land,  on  which  he  bad 
Jnat  ccxnpleted  the  erection  of  a  home,  when  he  was  stricken  with  paralysis  and  died  on 
Angust  20,  1S86,  at  the  age  ot  flfty-llTe  years.  HIa  widow  Burvfred  tor  several  years, 
her  death  occurring  In  February,  1909,  at  the  age  of  seTenty-eix  years. 

Leonldaa  A.  Mecham,  the  subject  of  this  sketch,  was  principally  reared  and  edu- 
cated in  Morgan,  Utah,  and  also  attended  the  schools  of  Franklin,  Idaho,  for  three 
winters.  He  then  started  working  for  himself,  driving  a  team  In  freighting  from 
Corinne,  Utah,  to  dlSereot  points  In  Uontana,  for  about  six  years.  He  then  took  a 
homestead  about  four  miles  north  of  Preston,  at  a  place  called  Rlverdale,  which  he 
Improred  and  operated  tor  twenty-seTen  years.  At  the  end  of  that  time  he  sold  the 
place  and  removed  to  Preston,  where  he  worked  at  various  occupations.  On  August  1, 
1914,  he  was  appointed  postmaster  of  Preston  by  President  Wilson  and  has  served  in  this 
offlce  ever  since  to  the  entire  satisfaction  ot  all  concerned. 

On  Hay  1,  1876,  Mr.  Mecham  was  married  to  Miss  Bllia  Smart,  a  daoghter  of 
Thomas  and  Ann  (Heyter)  Smart,  the  former  a  native  of  England  and  the  latter  of 
Franca.  On  coming  to  this  country,  her  father  located  at  Salt  Lake  City,  but  later 
removed  to  Prove,  Utah,  where  he  resided  for  some  time.  In  1S60  he  removed  to 
Franklin,  Idaho,  where  he  took  an  a  tract  ot  land  and  some  years  later  went  into 
sheep  business,  at  which  he  was  very  aucceasful.  He  continued  to  reside  in  Franklin 
to  the  end  of  his  lite.    Hla  wife  was  killed  by  lightning  in  June,  1876. 

Mr.  and  Mrs.  Mecham  became  the  parents  ol  eight  children,  namely:  Leonldaa  S., 
residing  In  Salt  Lake  City;  Joanna  S..  wife  ot  Henry  L.  Doneyi  Maude  S.,  who  became 
the  wife  of  W.  R.  Dredge  and  died  )n  Angust.  190S;  Ollle  S.,  the  wife  of  Calvin  Foss; 
Arnold  S.;  Mllando  S.;  AvUda  S„  the  wife  of  Fred  Weetentelder;  Vera  S.,  the -wife 
of  Pr.  M.  W.  Taylor,  of  Pocat«llo. 

Mr.  Mecham  served  two  years  as  a  member  of  tbe  village  board  when  Preston  was 
a  village.  Politically  he  gives  his  support  to  tbe  democratic  party  and  takes  an  active 
interest  in  the  attalrs  of  that  party.  He  served  for  twenty-three  years  as  a  bishop 
is  the  Church  ot  Jesus  Christ  of  Latter-day  Saints  and  for  the  past  eleven  years  he 
has  been  high  counselor.  His  sons,  Leonldas  S.  and  Arnold  S.,  have  filled  missions  on 
behalf  of  the  church,  the  expenses  of  which  were  met  by  thetr  father. 


Dr.  Darius  Day  Drennan,  successfully  engaged  in  the  practice  of  medicine  In  Coenr 
d'Alene,  his  ability  being  recognised  In  his  growing  patronage,  was  bom  in  Shelby 
county,  Missouri,  February  T.  186S.  his  parents  being  William  and  Lucy  (Canon)  Dren- 
nan. The  father  was  born  in  Sangamon  county,  Illinois,  while  the  mother's  birth  oo- 
cnrred  in  Kentucky.  The  paternal  grandfather  bomesteaded  near  the  present  town  of 
Springfield,  Illinois,  and  his  son,  William  Drennan,  removed  to  Shelhy  county,  HIs- 
aonrl,  ln"1847.  At  the  time  of  the  Civil  war  he  joined  the  army  and  was  killed  on  the 
field  of  batUe  In  1864. 

Dr.  Drennan  was  but  six  years  ot  age  at  the  time  of  his  father's  death.  The  family 
was  left  in  straitened  circumstances  and  Dr.  Drennan  assisted  In  the  work  of  the  home 
farm,  attending  school  through  the  winter  months  as  opportunity  offered.  He  was  am- 
bitious to  gain  an  education  and  by  working  supplied  the  means  necessary  for  a  col- 
lege coarse,  which  he  pursued  in  the  Collegiate  Institute  at  Shelblna,  Missouri.  In 
18S0  he  removed  to  Corydon,  Iowa,  and  was  there  employed  in  a  hardware  store,  care- 
fully saving  his  money  in  order  that  he  might  ctmtlnue  his  studies,  for  It  was  his  am- 
bition to  become  a  member  of  tbe  medical  profession.  In  1SS4  he  matriculated  In  Rush 
Medical  College  of  Chicago  and  while  thus  pursuing  his  studies  he  had  a  newspaper 
route  for  the  Inter-Ocean,  then  one  ot  the  leading  Chicago  dallies.  In  1887.  he  passed 
the  required  examination  before  the  state  board  and  entered  Upon  the  practlce'of  medi- 
cine and  surgery  at  Corydon,  Iowa.  He  received  material  assistance  from  his  old  em, 
ployer,  B.  A.  Rea,  who,  recognising  the  laudable  ambition  of  tbe  young  man,  did  everyv 
thing  In  hlB  power  to  enable  him  to  gain  a  start  In  the  profession.  He  afterward  re- 
turned to  Rush,  from  which  be  was  gradnated  in  1890.  For  sixteen  years  he  ranked  aa 
the  leading  medical  practitioner  of  Corydon  and  was  also  very  prominent  in  civic  affaira 
there.    With  hla  removal  to  the  northwest  he  located  at  Rathdrum,  Idaho,  when  he 



llTed  tor  [onrteen  years  and  was  likewise  a  prominent  and  Influential  cltiten  of  that 
place,  enjoying  at  the  H3ine  time  an  extensive  practice.  During  hfs  star  there  many 
cbanges  occurred  In  tbe  county,  includlnK  tbe  removal  of  the  county  seat  to  Coeur 
d'Alene.  He  has  witnessed  practically  ttie  entire  growth  and  development  ot  this  dty 
and  hlB  labors  have  been  a  potent  force  In  the  work  of  general  progreas.  He  has  served 
as  a  member  of  the  city  council  and  had  much  to  do  with  pranotlng  public  Improve- 
menta.  Including  the  building  of  the  water  works  and  cement  sidewalfea.  He  has  seen 
Kootenai  divided  Into  four  countleB.  now  all  more  populoua  than  that  In  which  he  took, 
up  his  abode  several  decades  ago.  He  has  become  the  possessor  of  a  farm  of  fourteen 
hnndred  and  sixty  acres  In  what  ta  now  Boundary  county  but  was  once  a  part  of 
Kootenai  county.  Upon  this  place  he  has  a  large  herd  of  shorthorn  cattle,  which  he 
raiees  for  beef,  and  this  constitutes  one  phase  of  his  business  activity,  although  he  has 
always  regarded  the  practice  of  medicine  as  hie  real  life  work.  In  1918  he  removed  to 
Coeur  d'Alene,  where  be  has  since  continued  in  general  practice  and  has  also  served  on 
the  staff  of  tbe  Coeur  d'Alene  Hospital,  of  which  he  is  one  ot  the  staff  of  snrgeonb. 
He  enjoys  a  well  earned  reputation  that  extends  throughout  northern  Idaho,  his  ability 
being  manifest  on  many  vital  occasions.  He  is  also  the  owner  of  a  drug  store  at  Athol 
and  la  regarded  as  a  most  propresslve  business  man  as  well  as  a  successful  phyalclan. 

Dr.  Drennan  was  married  to  Miss  Hollie  -Mclntyre.  who  died  at  Corydon,  Iowa.  He 
afterward  wedded  Miss  Blanche  Cross,  a  recognised  leader  In  tbe  social  circles  of  the 
city.  They  have  no  children  of  their  own,  but  Dr.  Drennan  educated  his  nephew.  Dr. 
Pred  Drennan,  one  of  the  foremost  pbysiclins  of  Chicago.  They  have  an  adapted  daugh- 
ter, Ernestine  Nenhert  Drennan.  who  Is  now  tbe  wife  of  John  B.  Dnthle,  a  grain  dealer 
of  Troy,  Idaho.  Mrs.  Drennan  was  president  of  the  Red  Croes  chapter  at  Rathdrum 
during  the  World  war.  She  also  organised  the  first  reading  circle,  has  been  very  active 
In  the  Eastern  Star  and  also  in  the  P.  E.  0.  She  Is  prominently  known  In  the  Federa- 
tion of  WcHnen's  Clubs,  In  which  she  has  held  several  Important  offices  in  connection 
with  the  state  organization. 

Dr.  Drennan  at  the  time  of  the  World  war  was  appointed  medical  examiner  of  the 
Kootenai  county  selective  service  board  and  examined  eighteen  hundred  and  slztr-flve 
men,  devoting  all  of  his  time  to  this  work.  He  continually  preached  as  well  as  prac- 
ticed one  hundred  per  cent  AmericanlBm  and  In  his  professional  duties  in  connection 
with  the  war  had  many  hard  and  troublesome  clrcumstences  to  overcome.  He  is  a 
republican  In  his  political  views  but  In  time  of  stress  and  strife  all  political  preference 
was  forgotten.  He  waa  most  active  and  earnest  in  support  of  the  Red  Cross  and  he  con- 
ducted a  large  class  In  first  aid.  He  took  part  in  all  of  the  drives  for  tbe  support  ot 
the  federal  government  and  tbe  relation  of  America  to  her  allies,  placing  the  welfare 
of  the  soldiers  In  camp  and  field  as  paramount  to  every  other  interest  during  the  war 
period.  Dr.  Drennan  Is  a  member  of  tbe  Chamber  of  Commerce  of  Coeur  d'Alene.  He 
also  belongs  to  the  EHks  Lodge  No.  12E4.  has  membership  In  the  blue  lodge  of  Masons 
at  Rathdrum,  in  Coeur  d'Alene  Chapter,  R.  A.  M.,  in  Coeur  d'Alene  Council,  R.  ft  S. 
M.,  and  In  Coeur  d'Alene  Commandery,  K.  T.  He  became  a  member  of  the  Masonic 
fraternity  In  Iowa  and  is  a  life  member  of  tbe  Mystic  Shrine  at  Davenport.  He  has 
been  most  active  In  support  of  the  craft,  at  all  times  exemplifying  In  his  life  Its 
beneficent  spirit.  He  Is  a  man  whose  career  has  been  one  of  nnfalterlnE  usefulness  and 
his  labors  have  been  Indeed  far-reaching  and  beneficial. 


Jobn  H.  Flnkaton  Is  a  successful  cattleman  living  near  Hot  Springs,  Owyhee  county. 
He  has  developed  hie  interests  to  extenelve  proportions  and  throughout  his  career  has 
been  actuated  by  the  spirit  ot  western  enterprise  and  progress  that  has  been  the 
dominant  factor  in  the  upbuilding  of  this  section  of  the  country.  He  was  born  upon 
his  father's  farm  in  Sainte  Oeaevleve  county,  Missouri,  April  9,  1866,  and  Is  a  son  of 
Joseph  and  Nancy  A.  (Mackley)  Pinkston.  His  boyhood  days  were  passed  In  his  native 
state  and  his  education  acquired  In  its  public  schools.  On  the  20th  of  March,  I88S,  be 
left  Missouri  for  Idaho,  then  a  young  man  of  twenty-three  years,  and  in  due  time  arrived 
at  Ketchum,  Blaine  county,  where  for  two  months  he  engaged  In  cutting  wood  for  ez- 
Oovernor  Gooding.  He  then  went  to  Bay  Horse,  where  be  spent  a  brief  period,  after 
which  he  returned  to  Ketchum  and  thence  went  to  Rocky  Bar,  but, became  dissatisfied 
there  and  did  not  remsin  long.    E>om  that  point  he  made  his  way  to  Mountain  Home 

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and  on  to  the  Brnneau  valley,  wbere  he  became  Identlfled  with  abeep  ralelag  In  con- 
nection wltb  0.  F.  Bacon  and  Harvey  Brotbera.  He  was  tbua  employed  for  two  yeara. 
after  wblcb  he  purchased  a  few  sheep  and  began  the  business  on  his  own  account,  de- 
Teloplng  his  flocks  as  rapldlr  as  possible  and  runBing  his  sheep  until  1S9T,  when  be 
sold  out.  He  then  went  to  Nevada,  where  he  purchased  ten  thousand  head  of  sheep, 
whlcb  he  droTa  to  Grand  Island,  Nebraska,  and  there  sold.  He  then  returned  to  Ne- 
vada and  afterward  went  to  California,  where  be  purchased  ten  tbousand  shetp,  wbicb 
he  drove  to  Idaho  and  afterward  sold  In  Omaba,  Nebraska.  In  the  same  fall  be  pur- 
chased other  abeep  at  Reno,  Nevada,  which  he  left  there  for  a  year  and  then  sold. 

Returning  to  Idaho  In  18S9,  Mr.  PInkaton  was  united  In  marriage  to  Mrs.  Steve 
Robertson,  a  daugbter  of  William  Bishop  and  Ellender  Yonng  and  a  native  of  Pleasant- 
vllle,  Iowa.  Her  father  died  in  her  infancy  and  her  mother  afterward  became  the  wife 
of  I.  Glenn.  In  1872  the  mother  catoe  to  Idaho,  locating  in  the  vicinity  of  Boise.  She 
was  bom  October  3,  1S38,  and  died  October  3.  1913,  at  the  age  of  seventy-Dve  years.  On 
tbe  removal  west  sbe  had  Jonmeyed  by  train  from  Iowa  to  Kelton,  Utah,  and  tbence 
with  tour  families  came  by  beam  to  Idaho.  She  was  accompanied  by  her  daughter,  Mrs. 
Plnkston,  and  two  sons,  Alfred  A.  and  Henry  M..  but  the  latter  was  drowned  tn  tbe 
Snake  river,  when  swimming  cattle  across,  at  the  age  of  seventeen  years.  Mrs.  PInka- 
ton was  first  married  December  26.  1S83.  to  Stephen  A.  Robertson,  a  stockman  and 
rancher,  wbo  devoted  his  attention  largely  to  sheep.  He  homesteaded  the  ranch  upon 
which  Mr.  and  Mrs.  ptnkston  now  reside,  securlnx  one  hundred  and  sixty  aeres,  tfpon 
which  he  lived  until  his  death  on  tbe  20th  of  July.  1S93.  He  left  one  child.  Henrietta 
E.,  who  is  now  Mrs.  Harry  H.  Miller,  of  Jerome,  Idaho.  Mr.  and  Mra.  Plnkston  have 
Added  to  the  property  left  by  her  first  husband  until  they  now  have  four  hundred  acres. 
In  the  year  of  bis  marriage.  In  1S99.  Mr.  Plnkston  built  a  tine  home  In  Boise  at  the 
comer  of  Ninth  and  State  streets  and  there  resided  for  six  or  seven  years,  after  whlcb 
be  sold  that  property  and  took  up  his  abode  upon  tbe  ranch  in  the  Brnneau  valley  where 
be  now  makes  Ills  home,  his  attention  being  given  to  general  ranching  and  stock  rais- 
ing. He  has  been  very  successful  In  handling  live  stock  and  has  become  one  of  tbe 
recognised  leaders  In  this  line  of  business  In  the  valley.  He  disposed  of  his  sheep  In- 
terests In  1916  and  since  that  time  has  given  hki  attention  largely  to  cattle. 

To  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Plnkston  has  been  born  a  son,  Oeorge  L.,  who  Is  at  home  with  his 
parents.  Politically  Mr.  Plnkston  la  a  republican  and  fraternally  la  connected  with  the 
Knights  of  Pythias.  His  actlvltlea  are  concentrated  upon  hia  business  affairs,  whlcb 
have  been  wisely,  and  intelligently  directed  and  have  brought  to  blm  a  substantial 
measure  of  prosperity. 


Captain  George  R.  Gray,  who  has  been  actively  and  prominently  identlfled  with 
commercial  and  political  interests  In  the  Panhandle,  where  he  Is  most  widely  and 
favorably  known,  makes  bis  home  at  Bonners  Ferry  and  has  now  retired  from  active 
bDsfnesfl  life.  He  was  born  in  Nova  Scotia.  December  22,  1S5S,  a  son  of  Samuel  J.  and 
Jane  (Cox)  Gray,  both  of  whom  were  natives  of  the  United  States.  The  father  was  a 
contractor  and  farmer. 

The  son  obtained  a  public  school  education  and  afterward  learned  the  carpenter's 
trade.  In  18S2  ho  made  bis  way  to  the  PaclBc  coast,  going  Qrst  to  San  Francisco,  where 
he  resided  until  ?.S)J4  and  then  removed  to  Lakevlew,  Idaho,  wbere  ne  remained  for  five 
years.  He  owned  and  conducted  the  lime  worka.  there  and  after  disposing  of  his  in- 
terests at  that  place  took  up  his  abode  at  Bonners  Ferry,  whlcb  at  that  time — 1S90 — 
was  a  small  settlement.  He  engaged  In  transportation  work  on  the  Kootenai  river  and 
Pend  d'Orellle  lake  and  by  reason  of  his  activity  along  thoee  lines  of  labor  became 
known  tbrongbout  the  Panhandle  of  Idaho  as  "Captain."  In  1893  he  established  a 
store  at  Bonners  Ferry  and  for  eighteen  years  was  successfully  engaged  In  mercbmdis- 
Ing.  His  progressive  business  methods,  his  close  application  and  Indefatigable  energy 
constituted  the  basic  features  of  his  success,  and  now  possessing  a  substantial  com- 
petence, he  Is  living  retired,  enjoying  In  well  earned  rest  the  fruits  of  his  former  labor. 

Captain  Gray  was  united  In  marriage  to  Mies  Christine  Winterbottom,  a  daughter 
of  Robert  Winterbottom,  a  botelman  of  Harbor  Beach,  Michigan.  Both  Captain  and 
Mrs.  Gray  have  be^  very  active  In  supporting  Interests  of  benefit  to  the  community. 



Mrs.  Qn,j  occupies  a  position  of  leadersblp  la  eonnectloti  wltb  church,  school  and  dab 
work  and  In  the  social  Itte  of  Bonnera  Ferrr- 

In  1896  Captain  Or^y  was  elected  to  represent  Kootenai  county  In  the  state  legis- 
lature, at  which  time  the  county  covered  the  entire  Panhandle  of  Idaho,. comprlalns 
what  is  now  four  conntlea.  In  politics  be  Is  an  earnest  republican  and  his  oplnlona  have 
long  carried  weight  In  the  councils  of  his  party,  while  fala  labors  have  been  a  potent 
element  in  brlnglns  about  public  progress  and  Imnrovement  He  is  particularly  actlTe 
in  support  of  all  those  Interests  which  are  a  matter  ot  civic  virtue  and  civic  pride.  He 
has  three  times  been  chairman  of  the  board  of  trustees  ot  bis  town,  during  which 
period  Important  improvements  have  been  Instituted.  He  took  a  helpful  interest 
in  all  war  activities,  aided  lu  promoting  all  war  drives  and  withholds  his  sapport 
from  no  plan  or  measure  that  Is  calculated  to  benefit  the  community.  Captain  and  Hra. 
Gray  are  memlwra  of  the  Union  church  and  their  labors  have  indeed  been  an  element 
In  advancement  and  Improvement,  not  only  in  Bonnera  Ferry  but  In  this  section  of 


Walter  S.  Rosenberry,  secretary  and  general  manager  ot  the  Wlnton  Lumber  Com- 
pany and  ot  the  Rose  Lake  Lumber  Company,  was  born  at  Fulton,  MlchlKan,  August 
8,  1882,  a  son  ot  Samuel  C.  and  Mary  (Hitchcock)  Rosenberry,  both  of  whom  are  natives 
ot  Medina  county,  Ohio.  The  father,  a  carpenter  and  fanner,  removed  to  Michigan  In 
1S68.  At  the  time  of  the  ClvU  war  he  Joined  Company  I  of  the  One  Hundred  and  Third 
Ohio  Volunteer  Infantry,  serving  under  Sherman.  He  Is  a  member  at  the  Reformed 
church,  became  an  active  supporter  of  the  Grand  Army  ot  the  Republic  and  haa  always 
taken  a  keen  interest  In  civic  affairs.  His  political  all^lance  iB  given  to  the  republi- 
can party,  which  was  the  defense  of  the  Union  during  the  dark  days  of  the  Civil  war.  On 
removing  to  Michigan  he  homesteaded  In  the  virgin  foreet  near  Fulton,  there  develop- 
ing a  farm  In  the  midst  ot  the  wilderness.  Both  he  and  his  wife  are  noW  living  in 
Fulton  and  he  baa  retired  from  active  buBlness. 

Walter  S.  Roeenberry  was  educated  in  the  public  acfaoois  of  Michigan,  completing 
a  course  in  the  Athens  high  school  In  ISSt).  He  afterward  taught  school  in  the  village 
ot  Edgar,  Wlaconsln,  tor  a  year  and  at  Schofleid,  Wisconsin,  for  three  years.  He  then 
became  a  common  laborer  with  the  Thief  River  Falls  Lumber  Compiny  of  Thief  River 
Falls,  Minnesota,  working  a  year  for  one  dollar  and  forty  cents  per  day.  He  subse- 
quently became  buyer  for  the  Wallace  Ballord  Lumber  Company  ot  Minneapolis,  buying 
(umber  In  the  Inland  Empire.  After  two  years  he  resigned  hla  poeitlon  and  returned  to 
the  Thief  River  Falls  Lumber  Company  aa  sales  manager,  occupying  that  position  for  two 
years,  after  which  he  was  made  general  sales  manager  of  the  Thief  River  Falls  Lumber 
Company  and  ot  the  BemldJI  Lumber  Company,  with  offices  at  Minneapolis.  In  1911 
he  became  connected  with  the  Rose  Lake  Lumber  Company,  Ltd.,  ot  Rose  Lake,  Id'iho,  In 
the  capacity  ot  manager.  In  February,  191S.  be  was  one  of  the  orginlsera  ot  the  Wlnton 
Lumber  Company  ot  Olbba,  Idaho,  and  Is  now  secretary  and  also  manager  ot  both 
companies  and  Is  active  In  directing  their  policy.  These  companies  are  engaged  in  the 
manufacture  ot  Idaho  white  pine.  Thus  In  the  course  of  his  career  he  has  worked  his 
way  upward  from  commtm  laborer  to  the  position  of  secretary  and  general  manager 
of  two  of  the  biggest  lumber  companies  operating  in  the  Coeur  d'Alene  country.  He  Is 
recogniied  as  a  man  of  marked  business  discernment  and  Initiative  whose  plans  are 
moat  carefully  formed  and  promptly  executed.  In  1918  he  removed  to  Coenr  d'Alene 
and  be  is  a  director  of  the  American  Trust  Company  of  this  city. 

Mr.  Rosenberry  was  married  to  Miss  Sara  Etta  Mclnnls,  of  Spokane,  daughter  of 
John  and  Jessie  Mclnnis,  the  former  a  prominent  lumberman  of  Merrill,  Wisconsin, 
who  In  1900  removed  to  Spokane,  where  he  Is  a  leading  representative  ot  the  lumber 
interests  of  the  northwest.  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Rosenberry  have  four  children:  Walter  S..  Jr., 
born  November  12,  1907;  John  M.,  October  23,  1909;  Howard  J.,  November  14,  1914; 
and  Ralph  M.,  August  27,  1917. 

During  the  war  period  Mr.  Rosenberry  served  on  the  Kootmal  County  Council  (tf 
Defense.  He  belongs  to  the  Masonic  fraternity,  being  a  member  of  the  bine  lodge,  the 
consistory  and  the  Mystic  Shrine.  He  Is  also  connected  with  the  Benevolent  Protective 
Order  ot  Elks  apd  his  religious  faith  Is  that  of  the  Presbyterian  church,  while  politically 
he  is  a  republican.    Me  assisted  in  promoting  all  four  of  the  Liberty  Loan  drives  and 



All  tha  allied  drivea  irtklch  sapported  American  Interests  at  the  tlms  of  the  war,  and  on 
all  oecBBlonB  and  under  everr  circumstance  tie  measnree  up  to  the  one  hundred  per  cent 


AmoB  T.  Hltt,  field  agent  o(  the  United  SUtes  d^artment  of  agriculture  to  the  time 
of  his  death,  (n  which  connection  be  rendered  ver?  raluable  and  Important  servloe  to  his 
countrr,  was  bom  In  Vinton  county,  Ohio,  August  S,  1862.  and  there  acquired  his  edu- 
cation. When  twent7-one  years  of  age  he  removed  to  Tarklo,  HfsBOurf,  on  account  of 
111  health  and  for  one  term  was  engaged  In  teaching  there.  In  1872  he  started  with  a 
mule  team  for  the  northwest,  arriving  eventually  In  Boise,  Idaho,  where  he  entered  the 
employ  of  Sam  Wilson,  a  horttcnltuTlat,  with  whom  he  continued  tor  a  season.  He  was 
thai  offered  a  position  as  teacher  of  the  Jeffrey  Bchotd  at  Welser  and  was  thus  engaged 
for  one  term.  He  next  entered  the  lumber  buslnesB  In  connection  with  Myron  Russell, 
with  mills  on  Hltt  creek,  about  twenty  mites  north  of  Welser.'  About  a  year  later,  or 
In  1ST6,  he  purchased  Mr.  Russell's  Interest  and  moat  of  the  early  houses  of  Welser 
were  constructed  of  lumber  from  his  mill.  In  1880  he  disposed  of  the  business  and  re- 
moved to  a  homestead  on  Mann's  creek  an'i  also  took  up  desert  land  adlolnlng  his  home- 
stead, thus  acquiring  In  all  three  hundred  and  sixty  acres,  which  he  brought  to  a  very 
high  state  of  cultivation.  He  likewise  planted  a  fine  mixed  orchard,  tor  he  was  thor- 
oughly familiar  with  horttcultnral  pursuits,  and  In  course  of  time  developed  one  of  the 
best  orchards  of  the  state.  He  likewise  engaged  In  raising  cittle  and  horses  and  he 
produced  some  of  the  b^st  grain  to  be  found  In  that  vicinity.  He  continued  tc  farm  his 
place  with  great  success  until  1S99.  when  he  sold  the  property  and  removed  to  Welser. 
hsTlng  subsequently  Invested  In  thirteen  acres  of  Improved  land,  with  orchard,  pasture, 
house  and  barn — an  Ideal  place  on  which  to  rear  a  family.  It  was  a  sacrifice  Saancially 
for  him  to  move  to  Welser,  but  he  desired  that  his  children  should  have  the  best  edit- 
catlonal  opportunities  afforded. 

Mr.  Hltt  had  made  a  substantial  success  In  business  from  the  start,  with  nothing 
save  his  brains  and  hands  as  capital.  Soon  after  taking  up  his  abode  In  Welser  he 
was  appointed  horticultural  Inspector  snd  state  food  commlsstoner.  maintaining  an 
offlce  in  Boise.  Previous  to  this  he  had  been  district  horticultural  Inspector  for  several 
years.  After  serving  for  two  years  in  Bolae  he  resigned  to  accept  the  position  of  field 
agent  with  the  United  States  department  ot  agriculture  his  appointment  coming  through 
the  secretary  ot  agriculture.  He  had  Jurisdiction  in  this  connection  over  Idaho,  Wash- 
ington and  Oregon.  Later  the  territory  of  the  agents  was  curtailed  and  he  received 
Montana  and  Idaho  and  when  again  It  was  cut  down  his  labors  were  conBned  to  Idaho. 
For  this  work  It  was  necesBary  to  take  special  training  and  be  returned  to  Ohio  tor 
Cbls  purpose.  The  preparation  consisted  of  traveling  with  trained  field  agents  and  ob- 
serving bow  the  work  was  done.  This  task  Is  very  important  to  the  government  and  is 
done  with  secrecy,  so  that  the  reports  will  not  fall  into  the  hands  ot  brokers,  who  would 
take  advantage  ot  the  Information.  Mr.  Httt  became  recognized  as  one  ot  the  most 
efDclent  agents  In  the  United  States.  He  made  many  friends  wherever  he  went  and  was 
highly  esteemed  by  all.  He  continued  to  (III  the  posltlcm  until  the  time  ot  his  death, 
which  occurred  December  27,  1S17,  resulting  from  an  accident.  He  slipped  and  fell  upon 
the  ice  at  bis  home  and  died  fifteen  minutes  later  from  concuBsion  of  the  brain.  Not 
only  did  he  serve  the  public  in  the  positions  already  mentioned  but  had  likewise  done 
eSectlve  service  for  his  community  as  a  member  of  the  school  board,  as  a  member  of 
the  city  council  and  as  county  commisBloner.  He  was  loyal  to  every  trust  reposed  in 
blm  and  bis  service  was  at  all  times  moat  heneficlal  to  the  cause  which  he  represented. 

On  the  4th  of  July,  1877,  Mr.  Hltt  married  Ida  J.  Logan,  a  native  of  Bellerue,  Ne- 
braska, who  came  to  Idaho  in  1868  with  her  parents,  traveling  by  rail  to  Cheyenne, 
Wyoming,  and  the  remainder  of  the  distance  by  teams.  The  trip  was  without  un- 
pleasant encounters,  although  the  Indians  were  at  that  time  very  troublesome.  Mr. 
and  Ijfrs;  Hltt  were  married  at  Fort  WUkeraon.  Salubria  valley.  Inside  the  fort,  for  at 
that  time  the  Nei  Perce  Indians  were  on  the  warpath  and  had  massacred  several  fam- 
ilies' at  White  Bird  on  the  Salmon  river.  Milton  Kelley,  owner  of  the  Boise  Statesman, 
was  sent  with  a  wagon  load  of  arms  to  the  Salubria  valley  and  there  formed  a  conpany 
of  scouts,  which  Mr.  Hltt  Joined.  With  three  others  be  captured  a  chief. of  the  Ban* 
nock  Indians,  who  the  next  year  led  the  Bannocks  in  their  bloody  raids.  Mr.  Hltt 
served  In  1S78  In  the  Bannock  Indian  war  as  a  scout  under  Captain  Oalloway.     The 



chief  was  Uk«n  under  a  Bag  ot  truce,  which  he  carried,  and  ftfter  InveBtlKatlon  he  was 
released.  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Hltt  were  the  pareuta  ol  olne  chtldren:  Luella,  the  wife  of  I.  A. 
Potett,  of  Boise,  Idaho;  Ellet  L.,  who  fought  through  the  Spanlsh-Amerlcui  war  as  a 
member  of  Company  C  of  Grangerllle.  Idaho,  Joining  that  command  at  Boise  when  hut 
eighteen  years  of  age:  Myrtle  F.,  the  wife  of  R.  L.  Kelsey,  of  Portland,  Oregon;  Homer, 
who  died  at  the  age  of  fifteen  years;  Nettle  Margsret,  the  wife  of  Albert  McPhe'^on,  of 
Ducheane,  Utah,  manager  of  a  large  Irrigation  project  and  a  well  known  cItH  engineer; 
Amoa  P.,  Jr.,  wbo  enllated  In  the  Signal  Corpa  with  the  Eleventh  Balloon  Company  and 
served  through  all  of  the  hard  fighting  in  France  but  was  not  wounded;  Mary  O.,  the 
wife  of  Fred  Oater,  a  farmer  of  Midvale.  Idaho;  Gladys,  a  graduate  of  the  University 
of  Wa9hlngton  at  Seattle,  where  she  alao  took  a  oommercial  coarse  and  la  at  present  in 
bualneaa;  and  Vance  R.,  who  Joined  the  Eighty-third  Field  ArtlUerj'  and  was  sent  to 
France,  where  he  remained  for  three  montha  but  was  not  sent  Into  the  active  fighting, 
much  to  his  regret.  Three  of  the  family,  Amoa.  Myrtle  and  Nettle,  as  well  as  the  latter** 
husband,  all  attended  the  University  of  Idaho,  at  Moscow. 

Mrs.  Hltt  assisted  In  all  the  Liberty  Loan  drives  and  the  Red  Cross  work  and  waa 
appointed  to  organize  the  War  Mothers  ot  the  United  States  Army  in  Washington 
county.  She  is  on  the  executive  board  of  the  Kinamen'a  League  for  the  fathers,  mothers. 
Blstars  and  brothers  of  those  who  were  In  the  war  and  ahe  worked  In  the  Servian  R» 
lief  drive.  The  family  Is  an  honored  and  prominent  one  in  Washington  county,  highly 
esteemed  by  reason  of  their  many  aplendid  traits  of  character  as  well  as  the  buainess 
Mblllty  which  they  have  portrayed. 


John  W.  Jones,  devoting  hia  time  and  attention  to  sheep  raising  In  the  Hagennan 
valley  of  Gooding  county,  was  born  in  South  Wales,  November  16,  188G,  hla  parents  be- 
ing Junes  and  Mary  Jones.  Hla  education  was  acquired  at  the  place  of  hia  nativity 
and  In  1903  he  came  to  the  United  States,  attracted  by  the  favorable  reports  which  he 
heard  concerning  the  business  opportunities  of  this  land.  He  located  flrst  at  Wardner, 
Idaho,  where  he  engaged  In  mining,  spending  two  years  there.  He  afterward  made  his 
war  to  the  Hagerman  valley,  where  be  took  up  the  business  or  sheep  raialng.  in  which 
he  is  now  engaged.  He  has  three  bands  of  sheep,  numbering  alx  thousand  head,  and  be 
owns  an  excellent  ranch  property  on  Clover  creek.  He  has  his  headquarters  with 
Daniel  Jones,  bis  uncle,  who  Is  mentioned  elsewhere  In  this  work.  Their  sheep  brand 
Is  three  dots. 

John  W.  Jones  haa  never  had  occasion  to  regret  his  determicatton  to  locate  on  this 
side  of  the  Atlantic.  Here  he  found  good  buainess  conditions  and  in  their  utilttcatlon 
ttsa  worked  his  way  steadily  upward,  winning  a  place  among  the  prominent  and  pro- 
gressive sheep  raisers  of  his  part  of  the  state.  His  political  endorsement  Is  given  to  the 
republican  party,  which  be  has  supported  since  becoming  a  naturalized  American 


WinOeld  Scott  Asbby,  a  rancher  residing  on  a  small  but  valuable  tract  of  land  a 
mile  north  of  Uatlck,  was  born  In  Harrison  county,  Mtsaouri,  September  9,  1S49.  His 
father,  Benjamin  S.  Aabby,  whose  birth  occurred  In  Kentucky  In  1817,  devoted  his  life 
to  fanning  and  passed  away  in  Mlasourt  at  the  age  of  eighty  yeara.  The  mother,  who 
in  her  maidenhood  was  Elizabeth  Harris,  was  also  born  In  Kentucky  and  died  In  Mla- 
sourt at  the  age  of  seventy.    They  had  a  family  of  ten  children. 

Wlnfleld  Scott  Ashby  was  reared  upon  a  farm  In  Harrison  county,  Missouri,  to  the 
Age  of  eighteen  years  and  then  accompanied  his  parents  on  their  removal  to  Orundy 
county,  that  atate.  While  there  residing  he  was  united  In  marriage  on  the  10th  ot 
April,  ISTO.  to  Miss  Hannah  Martha  Smith,  so  that  they  have  now  traveled  life's  Journey 
together  for  a  half  century.  Mrs.  Ashby  was  born  In  Orundy  county,  Missouri,  November 
G,  1S61,  a  daughter  of  Hiram  and  Hannah  (Ellis)  Smith,  who  were  natives  of  Ohio 
and  Indiana,  respectively.  In  1SS4  they  removed  to  Barry  county,  Missouri,  where  they 
lived  for  fifteen  years,  and  In  1S99  went  to  Garfield  county,  Oklahoma,  where  they  re- 



stded  uDtll  1914  and  ttian  came  to  the  Boise  valley  of  Idaho.  For  four  years  Uiey 
made  their  home  near  Melba  and  tor  a  brief  period  lived  near  Meridian,  while  In  191& 
they  purchased  their  present  ranch  near  Uatick,  bavins  here  ten  acres  of  land.  Iti 
former  years  Mr.  Ashby  conducted  hie  farming  Interests  on  a  much  more  extensive 
ecale  but  prefers  to  put  aside  active  business  cares  to  some  extent.  However,  he  is 
atlll  leading  a  busy  and  useful  life,  and  he  1b  specializing  In  handling  Holsteln  dilry 
cows  and  In  Barred  Rock  chickens.  The  ranch  is  of  ample  size  to  furnish  a  vary 
substantial  Income  to  Mr,  Ashby  and  his  wife,  providing  them  with  all  of  the  necessities 
and  comforK  and  many  of  the  luxuries  of  lite.  Tlielr  sale  of  Holsteln  cattle,  Barred 
Rock  chickens  andDuroc-Jersey  hogs  furnishes  them  a  gratifying  annual  Income,  reliev- 
ing them  of  all  worry  for  the  future  and  meeting  the  wants  of  the  present. 

Mr.  and  Mrs.  Ashby  have  become  the  parents  of  five  aons  and  Ave  daughters,  of 
whom  three  sons  and  three  daughters  are  yet  living,  namely:  Susan  C,  the  wife  of 
John  Patterson;  Mary  B.,  the  wife  of  Frank  Moore;  Bertha  A.,  the  wife  of  Jeff  McOulre; 
Francis  Llllbum;  William  E.;  and  Benjamin  C.  All  are  married  and  there  are  no» 
seventeen  grandchildren. 

Both  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Ashby  are  consistent  members  of  the  Methodist  church,  and  their 
political  endorsement  Is  given  to  the  democratic  party.  Having  traveled  life's  Joumsy 
together  to  a  point  where  they  could  celebrate  their  golden  wedding,  their  Interests  have 
always  been  In  harmony  and  their  views  of  life  in  full  accord,  and  today  they  are  num- 
bered among  the  worthy  and  highly  esteemed  residents  in  the  vicinity  of  Ustick. 


Arthur  K.  Bowden,  attorney  and  certified  public  accountant  at  Sindpolnt,  was 
born  at  Cornwall,  Bngland,  June  29.  IB63.  and  is  descended  from  one  of  the  old  faTnllles 
of  that  country,  where  {s  found  the  family  seit,  while  one  of  his  ancestors  w^a  knighted 
for  valiant  service  with  the  Kentish  bowmen  at  the  b->ttle  of  Cressy.  His  parents 
were  the  Rev.  Charles  Edward  and  Emily  (Blworthy)  Bowden,  the  former  a  clergy- 
man of  the  Rpiscopat  faith. 

Arthur  K.  Bowden  was  accorded  splendid  educational  opportunities  in  England  and 
when  twenty-two  years  of  age  came  to  the  United  States  to  try  his  fortune  In  the  new 
world.  During  the  first  nine  months  of  his  residence  on  this  side  of  the  Atlantic,  Ond- 
Ing  it  difficult  to  secure  more  suitable  employment,  he  worked  for  six  dollars  per  month 
as  a  farm  hand.  He  afterward  becsme  one  of  the  firftt  express  messengers  on  the  Morthem 
Pacillc  Railroad  at  St.  Paul,  running  from  St.  Paul  to  Mandan,  North  Dakota.  He  then 
took  up  general  railroad  work,  serving  in  clerical  capacities  until  he  became  station  agent 
at  Bllllnga,  Montana.  After  leaving  railroad  service  he  became  associated  by  the  Boston 
and  Montana  Mining  Comp?ny  in  the  purchasing  department  and  had  charge  of  trans- 
portation interests.  Later  he  was  appointed  deputy  collector  of  United  States  customs 
at  Great  Falls,  Moptana,  and  In  1907  was  sent  by  the  government  to  Sandpolnt  as  in- 
spector in  charge  of  Canadian  ores  1:>elng  used  at  the  Pend  d'Oreille  smelter.  He  arrived 
at  Sandpolnt  on  the  l&tb  of  June,  1907.  and  remained  in  the  government  service  until 
January.  1910.  He  afterward  filled  the  position  of  deputy  county  auditor  for  two  years 
and  was  doing  general  Clerical  work  and  public  accounting  for  a  time,  being  the  only 
certified  public  accountant  in  the  Panhandle.,  At  different  periods  he  held  several  offices 
in  the  town  and  all  through  this  time  was  engaged  in  the  study  of  taw,  being  anxious  to 
become  a  member  of  the  bar.  He  was  admitted  to  practice  In  1916  and  through  the  in- 
tervening years  has  gained  a  large  clientage  of  a  distinctively  representative  character. 
He  is  a  most  thorough  student  of  the  principles  of  law,  is  seldom  if  ever  at  fault  in  tba 
application  of  B  legal  principle  tir  In  citing  a  precedent,  and  his  skill  at  the  bar  is  be- 
ing constantly  augmented  by  his  broadening  experience  and  his  further  study. 

Mr.  Bowden  Is  also  well  known  In  connection  with  strawberry  raising  In  northern 
Idaho  and  is  considered  an  authority  upon  the  subject.  He  grows  strawberries  of  several 
varieties  and  In  fact  bis  reputation  In  this  connection  is  nation-wide. 

Mr.  Bowden  was  married  to  Miss  Armina  O'Nell,  of  Deer  Lodge,  Montana,  and  they 
have  a  daughter,  Lois,  who  is  a  teacher  in  the  Sandpolnt  high  school;  a  son,  Keble  E., 
who  belongs  to  the  United  States  navy  and  Is  on  the  battleship  Mexico,  while  two  daugh- 
ters, Helen  and  Katbryn,  are  at  home. 

Mr.  Bowden  is  a  republican  in  politics,  giving  stanch  support  to  the  party.  He  has 
long  been  prominently  Identified  with  civic  and  public  affairs  and  Is  now  serving  for  the 


142  HISTORY  OF  IDAHO     ' 

tblrd  term  as  dtj  treasnnr  uid  Is  also  reteree  In  b&nkmptej  of  Bonner  conntr.  He  hu 
likewise  been  Justice  ol  the  peace  and  ret  lie  cannot  be  said  to  be  a  politician  In  the 
sense  of  office  seeking,  his  public  positions  having  come  to  blm  In  recognltton  of  bis 
abtlltr.  He  has  taken  part  In  all  of  the  Red  Cross  drives  and  acted  as  auditor  In  con- 
nection tberewltb.  His  religions  faltb  is  tbat  of  the  Episcopal  cbarcta  and  a  well  spent 
life  bas  gained  for  blm  the  respect  and  blgb  regard  of  all  with  wfa<nn  be  has  been 
brought  In  contact 


Leon  Fnld  Is  now  living  retired  at  Haller,  where  for  a  considerable  period  he  was 
aetlvelr  Identified  with  the  business  Interests  of  tbe  town  as  a  merchant  He  was  bora 
In  Bavaria,  Oerman]',  Mar  16>  1841,  his  psrents  being  Sellgman  and  Miriam  (Haas) 
Pnld.  He  spent  the  first  eighteen  years  of  bis  life  In  bis  nstlve  country  and  then  In 
1869  left  Germany  for  the  United  States.  He  made  the  trip  across  the  Isthmus  of 
Panama  and  thence  up  the  Paclflc  coast  to  San  Fraodsco,  California,  after  which  be 
engaged  In^lerklng  for  his  cousin,  Sol  Wangenhelm,  who  was  a  general  merchant  at 
Jenny  Llnd.  He  there  remained  for  three  years,  after  which  he  opened  a  cigar  store 
in  San  Pranclsco,  conducting  the  business  until  April  6,  1866,  when  he  came  to  Idaho, 
settling  at  Boise.  Later  he  removed  to  Idaho  City,  where  he  engaged  In  clerking  in  a 
general  store  tor  two  years.  He  next  went  to  Placervltle,  In  the  s&me  county,  where 
be  established  a  general  store  and  carried  on  business  on  hts  own  account  until  1881. 
In  that  year  hs  removed  to  Halley,  where  he  establlsbed  a  general  merchandise  store, 
and  in  I8S2  was  appointed  postmaster  of  the  town  and  occupied  that  poettiou  until 
1886.  He  then  again  embarked  In  business  on  his  own  account  and  was  a  leading  mer> 
chant  of  Halley  until  July  2,  18SS,  when  the  town  was  destroyed  by  fire  snd  be  lost 
STerythlng  that  he  had  made.  Re  afterward  served  as  deputy  auditor  and  recorder  for 
six  years  snd  later  he  engaged  In  the  abstract  business,  In  which  be  continued  until 
ltl7.  He  also  became  Interested  in  mining  in  the  Sawtooth  Uonntaln  country  but  has 
recently  disposed  of  his  mining  properties. 

On  tbe  20th  of  Januarr.  1876,  Mr.  Fuld  was  united  in  marriage  to  Miss  Rosa  Weller, 
a  daughter  of  Sam  Weller.  Mrs.  Fuld  was  bom  In  New  York  and  was  married  at  Placer-' 
Tllle,  near  Boise.  To  tlr.  and  Mrs.  Fold  have  been  bom  four  children:  Sidney,  living 
In  Boise;  Joseph,  who  is  engaged  in  the  abstract  business;  Blabel;  and  Fern. 

Politically  Mr.  Fuld  is  a  republican  and  fraternally  Is  oonnected  with  the  Inde- 
pendent Order  of  Odd  Fellows.  He  is  a  self-made  man  whose  success  Is  attributable  en- 
tirely to  his  close  application  and  Indefatigable  effort 


For  a  long  period  the  nation  baa  rung  with  tbe  well  merited  praises  of  tbe 
"Boys  In  blue,"  those  who  served  tbe  Union  when  the  life  of  the  nation  was  threatened. 
Within  Qie  past  tew  years  there  has  been  written  another  glory  page  In  American  his- 
tory and  this  time  by  men  who,  khakl-cla'd,  went  out  to  flght  for  a  great  world  principle, 
that  of  the  equality  of  man — the  principle  upon  which  this  republic  was  founded.  Idaho 
sent  a  splendid  quota  and  among  the  first  to  enlist  from  this  state  was  Eugene  C.  Boom, 
whose  high  standing  among  bis  fellow  soldiers  is  Indicated  in  the  fact  that  at  the  Arst 
state  convention  of  the  American  legion  in  Idaho  he  was  elected  state  commander.  He 
is  now  engaged  In  tbe  practice  of  law  in  Moscow,  where  lie  Is  a  partner  of  A.  L.  Morgan, 
under  the  firm  name  of  Morgan  4  Boom. 

A  native  of  Kansas,  Eugene  C.  Boom  was  bom  in  tbe  town  of  lola,  January  2, 
1871,  his  parents  being  Stanley  C.  and  Hester  (Hall)  Boom.  During  his  Infancy  his 
parents  removed  with  their  femlly  to  San  Francisco.  California,  and  there  he  was 
reared  to  manhood,  surrounded  by  the  western  environment  that  has  always  seemed 
to  bring  forth  enterprise  and  progresslveness  In  an  unusual  degree.  He  was  edu- 
cated In  the  schools  of  San  Francisco  and  tn  the  University  of  California,  in  which 
he  completed  a  law  course  In  1890.  He  entered  upon  the  practice  of  his  profession  In 
San  Francisco  but  in  the  following  year  removed  to  Helena,  Montana,  where  he  was 
associated  In  law  practice  with  Judge  Thomas  C.  Bach.     In  1S96  he  was  appointed 






asslBtant  attomer  general  of  Montana  under  Colonel  C.  B.  Nolan  and  most  acceptably 
tilled  that  office  until  1901,  when  he  went  to  Minneapolis,  Minneeota,  and  represented 
a  number  of  ineurance  companleB  there.  He  also  practiced  law  at  various  points  In 
the  state  until  1914.  when  he  again  sought  the  opportunities  of  the  growing  northwest 
and  took  up  his  abode  at  Moscow,  where  he  became  associated  In  the  practice  of  his 
profession  with  A.  L.  Morgan.  The  flrm  enjoys  a  large  and  distinctively  representative 
clientage.  Mr.  Boom  brought  to  the  starting  point  of  bis  career  certain  rare  gifts— an 
earnest,  dignified  manner.  Clearness  in  espression  and  a  keen,  rapid,  logical  mind  plus 
the  business  sense. 

On  the  1st  of  August,  1918,  Mr.  Boom  was  married  to  Miss  Zetta  Heintzen,  a 
native  of  Sierra  county,  California,  and  a  daughter  of  Charles  and  "^usan  Virginia 
Heintzen.  Her  father  was  one  of  the  pioneers  of  California  and  became  the  first 
banker  in  tbe  state  north  of  Sacramento. 

Politically  Mr.  Boom  is  a  stalwart  democrat  and  traternally  be  is  connected  wltb 
the  Masons  and  wltb  the  Elks,  having  been  a  representative  of  tbe  latter  organiEation 
tor  twenty-eight  years.  He  Is  now  a  prominent  member  of  the  American  Legion. 
Immediately  upon  the  entry  of  the  United  States  Into  the  war  he  left  Moscow  and 
went  to  Sin  Francisco,  where  be  voluntarily  enlisted  as  a  private  in  the  Engineers 
Corps,  then  being  recruited,  and  with  his  regiment  proceeded  overseas  Immediately, 
being  among  the  Hrst  to  reach  France.  In  November,  1917,  be  was  wounded  and  suf- 
fered the  almost  complete  loss  of  his  left  leg.  After  remaining  under  treatment  in  the 
hoBpiials  in  France  until  April  1,  191S.  be  was  sent  back  to  tbe  United  States  for  dis- 
cbarge, and  was  discharged  as  a  private  at  Waller  Reed  Hospital.  WasbingtOD.  D.  C. 
on  June  8,  191S.  Immediately  upon  his  discharge  he  again  volunteered  his  services- 
with  tbe  war  industries  board  and  until  December,  191S,  he  served  as  examiner  in  tbe 
Priorities  Division  of  that  board,  in  the  distribution  of  coke,  coal,  electric  energy,  trans- 
portation and  Iab()r  to  manufacturers.  Mr.  Bocm  was  also  a  member  of  the  legal 
advisory  board  for  the  District  of  Columbia  dnring  the  last  draft.  He  was  one  of  the 
national  Incorporators  of  tbe  American  Legion,  named  in  the  act  of  congress  Incor- 
porating the  same.  He  was  elected  the  first  state  commander  of  the  American.  Legion 
of  the  first  stste  convention,  which  was  held  at  Boise.  Idaho.  June  25,  1919.  The  unani- 
mous election  of  Private  Boom  as  state  commander  Is  again  a  complete  refutation  of 
an?  charge  or  suggestion  that  the  proceedings,  actions  or  policies  of  the  American 
Legion  are  dominated  by  former  commissioned  officers,  or  that  there  Is  any  desire 
on  the  part  of  former  officers  to  (.'ontiol  or  dominate,  and  Is  absolute  proof  of  tbe 
fact  that  distinctions  of  rank  will  never  exist  on  the  floor  of  American  Legion  meetings 


William  Pierce,  who  has  resided  In  the  Boise  valley  through  tbe  past  fifteen  years, 
is  a  prosperous  ranchmnn  who  now  makes  his  borne  two  miles  northwest  of  Meridian, 
where  he  owns  an  excellent  farm  property  comprising  forty  acres.  He  was  born  ai 
Merriam,  Johnson  county,  Kansas,  June  32.  1^16.  a  son  of  Edward  and  Victoria  (Smith) 
Pierce,  both  of  whom  are  deceased, 

Willipm  Pierce  was  reared  and  educsteil  In  the  state  of  his  nitivUv  and  there  spent 
tb«  first  twenty-seven  years  of  his  life.  On  the  1st  of  January,  1903,  be  removed  to 
Montana,  where  he  remained  for  two  years,  during  which  period  he  was  married  on 
the  9tb  of  August.  1901,  to  Miss  Elizabeth  Hellawell.  She  was  born  In  Youngstown, 
Ohio,  a  daughter  of  Law  Hellawell.  who  was  a  biacbsmlth  by  trade  and  served  as  a 
soldier  of  the  Civil  war  during  the  period  oF  hostilities  between  the  north  and  tbe 
Bonth.  Mrs.  Pierce  was  reared  in  Ohio  and  taught  school  In  Kansas  for  twenty-flve 
years  prior  to  her  marriage,  spending  fifteen  years  in  Hutchinson,  that  state,  while  for 
ten  years  she  was  a  teacher  in  the  Haskell  Indian  School  at  Lawrence.  Kansas.  Through 
a  period  of  eighteen  months  suhseouent  to  her  marriage  she  was  engaged  in  teaching 
at  Port  Shaw,  Montana.  Mr.  Pierce  was  In  the  government  Indian  service  for  six 
years  and  met  his  future  wife  at  Lawrence.  Kansas,  while  employed  at  the  Haskell 
Indian  School  there.  Mrs.  Pierce  being  at  that  time  a  teacher  in  the  Institution. 

In  1905  Mr.  Pierce  took  up  his  abode  in  the  Boise  valley  and  his  since  made  his 
bome  In  the  vicinity  of  Meridian.  During  the  first  year  of  his  reildence  here  he  lived 
on  a  ranch  five  miles  south  of  Meridian  and  through  the  succeeding  two  years  made  his 
bome  southwest  of  tbe  city.    In  1909  he  and  hs  wife  took  a  homestead  four  miles  south- 



0Ut  of  Meridian,  comprlBlng  a  twentj  acre  tract  of  Bagebrusb,  from  wblch  Mr.  Pierce 
cleared  the  brusb  by  band.  He  resided  oa  this  place  for  ten  rears  and  tben  aold  tbe 
property  In  1918,  at  which  time  he  purchased  bis  present  ranch  of  forty  acres  tno  miles 
northwest  of  Meridian,  wbfcb  Is  now  a  splendidly  developed  tract,  its  growing  crope 
plainly  Indicating  the  fact  that  tbe  owner  Is  an  excellent  farmer  of  progressive  and 
enterprising  spirit.    - 

Mr.  and  Mrs.  Pierce  have  a  daughter.  Mary  Alice,  who  was  twrn  June  20,  19M. 
Their  religious  faith  Is  that  of  the  Presbyterian  church,  while  fraternally  Hr.  Pleree 
Is  identified  wltb  tbe  Independent  Order  of  Odd  Fellows.  He  gives  bis  political  al- 
legiance to  tbe  democratic  party  and  has  served  on  the  Hillsdale  school  board  of  Ada 
connty  for  seven  years,  tbe  cause  of  education  ever  flnding  In  him  a  stanch  champion. 
He  and  hie  wife  are  widely  recognleed  as  people  of  education  and  reflfiement  whose  In- 
flnenoe  la  ever  given  on  tbe  side  of  progress,  reform  and  Iroprovsment,,  and  during  tbe 
period  of  their  residence  In  the  Boise  valley  they  have  won  many  warm  friends. 


Charles  W.  Pelbam,  who  since  1897  has  resided  In  Kootenai  county  and  throngbout 
tbe  entire  period  has  beeu  Identified  with  tbe  development  of  Its  lumbering  Interests,  is 
now  engaged  In  handling  timber  and  In  logging.  He  was  bom  \n  Bluflton,  Indiana, 
October  18,  1S78,  bis  parents  being  James  Franklin  and  Florence  (Wright)  Pelham.  The 
father  was  a  repreeentatlve  of  one  ol  tbe  old  New  York  families,  for  whom  Pelham  Bay 
and  Pelham  Manor  were  named.  Mrs.  Florence  Pelbam  was  a  sister  of  M.  D.  Wright,  one 
of  tbe  pioneers  of  Idaho,  who  assisted  in  the  organliation  of  Kootenai  county  and  was 
one  of  tbe  flrst  office  holders  and  toremoet  citizens.  He  became  largely  interested  In 
lumber  at  Coenr  d'Alene  and  did  much  to  develop  the  natural  resources  of  tbe  state  along 
that  Ilne<  Jarnes  T.  Pelham  came  to  Idaho  at  the  time  of  the  gold  excitement  at  Prlcbard 
CT«ek  in  1SS3  and  for  tour  years  lived  at  Rathdrum,  after  which  he  returned  to  Indiana. 

In  the  commmi  schools  of  Indiana  Charles,  W.  Pelham  received  his  education  and 
In  his  boyhood  days  came  west  with  bis  parents,  but  afterward  returned  to  Indiana  and 
there  remained  until  nineteen  years  of  age.  or  in  16S7,  when  he  came  to  Kootenai  county 
and  here  entered  into  active  connection  with  tbe  lumber  Industry  in  tbe  employ  of  his 
uncle,  H.  D.  Wright.  He  worked  as  a  timber  cmlaer  and  In  tbe  tie  Camp  in  the  Peud 
d'Orellle  country,  bis  uncle  eetabllshlng  tbe  first  sawmill  In  that  country  between  Atbot 
and  Qranlte.  There  he  worked  as  superintendent  for  his  uncle  In  connection  with 
extensive  lumber  Interests  for  twelve  years.  In  1909  Mr,'  Pelham  went  through  til* 
Coenr  d'Alene  Indian  reservation,  platting  every  section,  showing  all  the  timber.  Its 
accessibility  and  also  figuring  the  cost  of  operating.  Accordingly  when  tbe  reservation 
,waa  opened  in  1910  be  became  a  locator.  He  located  one-third  of  the  homesteaders  who 
came  to  the  district  althongh  there  were  thirty-one  men  engaged  In  the  bnsiness.  His 
plats  have  been  used  by  some  of  tbe  large  lumber  interests  of  Coeur  d'Alene  and  by 
Kootenai  county  In  determining  assessments.  Mr.  Pelham  is  now  engaged  In  logging 
uid  In  tbe  timber  business,  baying  and  selling  timber  lands.  There  Is  no  one  more  tbor- 
ovghly  familiar  with  this  line  of  buBlncsa  than  Mr.  Pelham. 

Hr.  Pelham  was  united  In  marriage  to  Miss  Sada  F.  Hall,  of  New  Hampshire.  In 
politics  Mr.  Pelham  leans  to  the  democratic  party,  yet  largely  maintains  an  independont 
course.  He  is  interested  In  civic  affairs  and  is  a  most  public-spirited  citizen.  He  belongs 
to  the  Chamber  of  Commerce  and  cooperates  heartily  in  all  of  its  activities  for  the 
general  good.    Fraternally  be  is  connected  wltb  tbe  Blks. 


William  H.  Wright  is  the  manager  at  Shoshone  for  tbe  J.  C.  Penney  Company,  of 
which  be  Is  also  one  of  the  stockholders.  He  has  been  actively  Identified  with  the 
development  of  mercantile  Interests  In  this  atate  as  representative  of  the  companr 
and  his  labors  have  constituted  an  Important  element  In  general  commercial  progress. 
He  waa  bom  In  Raleigh.  Illinois,  March  17,  1879,  and  is  a  son  of  John  J.  and  Bmlly 
(MnsgTove)  Wright.  His  boyhood  days  were  spent  In  tbe  state  of  his  nativity  and  be 
received  his  education  (here.    He  was  but  a  small  boy  when  bis  father  died  and  upon 



talmself  and  bis  brother,  E.  B.  Wright,  derolTed  tbe  eupport  ot  the  family,  so  that 
William  H.  Wright  ot  this  review  earlr  started  out  In  the  buslneBs  world.  He  becam« 
a  clerk  tor  the  C.  F.  Bamett  A  Sons  CompaJiy  of  Eldorado,  Illinois,  a  company  conducting 
a  Atj  goods  and  general  store.  He  was  with  that  firm  for  a  number  of  years  and  later 
entered  the  employ  ot  the  T.  G.  M'tcnell  Company.  Subsequently  he  was  associated  with 
a  brother  In  a  clothing  and  men's  furnishing  goods  business  and  In  1910  he  removed  west- 
ward to  Kemmerer,  Wyoming,  where  he  became  a  representative  of  the  J.  C.  Penney 
Company,  dealers  in  dry  goods,  clothing  and  shoes.  He  is  now  located  at  Shoshone, 
where  he  Is  acting  as  manager  tor  the  bUBinese,  and  he  Is  also  one  ot  the  stockholders 
of  the  company,  which  In  tbe  conduct  ot  Its  affairs  has  displayed  a  most  progressive 
spirit,  taking  recognition  and  cognizance  of  all  the  opportnnltles  for  commercial  develop- 
ment and  progress  in  the  state. 

In  1907  Mr.  Wright  was  married  to  Miss  Gertrude  Bandy,  a  native  ot  Johnatsn  City, 
Illinois,  and  a  daughter  ot  John  W.  Bandy.  They  have  three  children,  Hary,  Elisabeth 
and  Emma  Lon.  In  his  political  views  Mr.  Wright  ts  a  democrat  and  fraternally  he  Is 
connected  with  the  Masons  and  the  Knights  of  Pythias.  He  has  many  sterling  traits 
of  character,  which  include  loyalty  in  friendship,  faithfulness  in  cltlseaBhip  and  pro- 
gresalveness  In  business.  Whatever  he  undertakes  he  carries  forward  to  successful 
completion,  for  In  his  vocabulary  there  Is  no  such  word  as  fall.  In  oomroerclal  lines 
he  has  displayed  marked  enterprise  and  Initiative,  has  taken  many  a  forward  step  In 
connection  with  the  mercantile  development  of  Idaho  and  is  achieving  most  satlBtactory 


Alexander  0.  Beckstead,  a  prosperous  and  prominent  farmer  of  Pranklin  county, 
Idaho,  who  since  1918  has  been  sheriff  ot  the  county,  la  a  native  ol  Utah,  born  at  South 
Jordan,  April  22,  1S71,  and  is  a  son  of  Thomas  and  Lydia  E.  (Rose)  Beckstead,  naUves 
oC  Canada,  who  removed  to  Utah  In  an  early  day.  The  father  became  a  stock  raiser  and 
rancher  in  Utah  and  made  a  success  of  that  undertaking,  at  which  he  continued  tot 
several  years.  About  1890  he  gave  up  stock  raising  and  removed  to  Whitney,  PraaUin 
county,  Idaho,  where  he  bought  a  tract  of  land  and  continued  its  operation  up  to  the 
time  ot  his  death,  which  occurred  in  September,  1910.  His  wife  predeceased  him  by  sev- 
eral years,  her  death  taking  place  in  1889. 

Alexander  0.  Beckstead  was  reared  and  educated  at  Sonth  Jordan,  Utah,  and  grew 
to  manhood  on  his  father's  farm,  where  he  helped  In  the  general  farming  operations 
until  he  was  of  age.  He  then  took  up  farming  on  his  own  account,  removing  to  Idaho 
In  1890  and  locating  at  Whitney,  Pranklin  county,  where  be  acquired  a  tract  ot  land  by 
purchase.  He  Improved  and  developed  his  place  and  continued  in  its  active  operation 
until  the  tall  of  1918,  when  he  was  elected  to  the  oIDoe  of  aherlft,  the  duties  of  which  he 
has  since  been  faithfully  performing.    He  still  retains  the  ownership  of  his  land. 

In  December,  1892,  Mr.  Beckstead  was  married  to  Miss  Phoebe  Campbell,  and  to 
this  nnlon  six  children  have  been  born,  namely:  Lydla,  Leona,  Aleie,  Edna,  Etta  and 
Zan.  Mr.  Beckstead  Is  an  earnest  member  of  the  Chnrch  ot  Jesus  Christ  of  Latter-day 
Saints,  in  connection  with  which  he  Is  a  member  of  the  eeventles.  He  has  given  of  his 
flme  and  ability  to  the  promotion  ot  all  projects  designed  to  Improve  the  community  lite. 
PoUtically  he  supports  the  republican  party  and  la  a  warm  advocate  of  its  principles. 
He  served  as  constable  ot  Whitney  for  twelve  years  and  In  all  the  relations  ot  life  his 
character  and  conduct  have  been  above  reproach. 

W.  A.  THOMAS. 

W.  A.  Thomas,  filling  the  offlce  ot  county  treasurer  ot  Kootenai  county  and  a  well 
known  resident  of  Coenr  d'Alene,  was  bom  in  Dekalb  county,  Missouri,  November  2S, 
1SS8,  his  parents  being  Enn Is  C.  and  Sarah  (Allen)  Thomas, 'who  were  natives  ot  Ken- 
tni^y  and  Missouri  respectively.  The  father  went  to  Missouri  with  bis  parents  In  early 
lite,  the  fsmlly  settling  on  a  farm  on  the  Platte  purchase.  At  the  time  ot  the  ClVll  war 
Bnnis  C  Thomas  Joined  the  Union  army  as  a  member  of  the  Twenty-fifth  Missouri  In- 
fantry and  served  under  Prentiss,    Following  the  close  ot  hOBtilltiee  he  returned  to  De- 



kalb  oountr  and  became  a  resldeRt  of  Pfattsburg,  where  he  engaged  In  Dewspaper 
publication.  He  establlsbed  tbe  Clinton  County  Register,  which  was  consolidated  wltb 
the  Lever  at  Plattsburg.  He  was  also  active  in  theorganlzition  at  a  non-sectarian 
college  known  aa  the  Plattsburg  College  and  otherwise  he  was  prominently  Identified 
with  public  Interests  In  that  section  ot  the  country. 

W.  A.  Thomas  pursued  his  education  in  the  schools  ot  Plattsburg  and  when,  thirteen 
years  ot  age  began  work  In  tbe  printing  ofllce  of  his  father,  following  that  pursuit  for 
about  twenty  years.  When  certain  sections  of  Oklahoma  were  opened  for  settlement  In 
18S9  he  went  to  that  district  and  there  remained  for  six  years,  publishing  a  paper  at 
Edmond,  Oklahoma.  Later  he  returned  to  Missouri  and  again  became  Identined  with 
newspaper  Interests  there  as  tbe  owner  aqd  publisher  ot  the  Clinton  County  Democrat 
Eventually  he  made  his  way  to  the  northwest,  going  first  to  Walla  Walla,  Washington, 
while  In  July,  1902,  he  arrived  in  Coeur  d'Alene.  Here  he  began  bookkeeping  in  the 
general  store  of  W.  B.  McFarland,  a  pioneer  merchant  of  the  city,  which  at  that  time 
contained  a  population' of  about  one  thpussnd.  It  was  a  "wide  open  town"  with  saloons 
and  gambling  going  on  without  any  interference  from  the  authorUles,  a  typical  weBterii 
mining  town,  where  largely  every  man  was  a  law  unto  himBelf.  Mr.  Thomas  was  tor  a 
long  time  actively  connected  with  the  Idaho  Mercantile  Company,  one  ot  the  large  com- 
mercial enterprises  of  the  city,  of  which  he  became  a  stockholder  and  a  director.  This 
was  the  first  department  store  in  Coeur  d'Alene  and  Mr.  Thomas  was  one  of  the  de- 
partment managers.  He  afterward  became  actively  connected  with  the  real  estate  busi- 
ness in  thip  city  and  was  aleo  the  secretary  and  treasurer  of  tbe  Review  Publishing  ft 
Printing  Company  of  Coeur  d'Alene,  thus  a«a*n  becoming  actively  Identified  with  the 
line  ot  business  in  which  he  engaged  In  boyhood. 

Mr.  Thomas  was  united  in  marriage  to  Mies  Anna  De  Ford,  who  was  born  in  Kan- 
sas and  was  living  with  an  uncle  at  the  time  of  her  marriage.  They  have  become  the 
parents  ot  two  children.  Mrs.  Oeorpe  J.  Downing  and  J.  Ward  Arney,  who  Is  living  In 
Coeur  d'Alene,  where  he  Is  a  well  known  attorney.  Mrs.  Downlng's  husbind,  who  la  an 
Instructor  In  the  pgrlcultural  department  ot  the  University  of  Idaho,  was  commissioned 
a  second  lieutenant  of  the  field  artillery  and  was  made  a  first  lieutenant  at  Fort  Leaven- 
worth. While  fn  the  Sin  Antonio  nchool  he  was  commissioned  captain  of  the  Twenty- 
first  Field  Artillery  of  the  Fifth  Division.  .  He  was  next  advanced  to  the  rank  of  major 
and  Is  now  In  the  regular  army.  He  saw  active  service  with  the  American  Expeditionary 
Force  lo  France. 

Mr.  Thomas  of  this  review  has  always  been  active  in  politics.  .He  Is  a  democrat 
ot  prominence  In  Missouri  and  alfo  in  Oklahonn  and  he  his  been  an  unfaltering  cham- 
pion of  the  principles  rt  the  pirty  since  attiinina:  his  majority.  He  became  treasdrer 
of  Kootenai  county  in  1914  and  has  since  occupied  the  poeltlon,  being  now  the  Incumbent 
In  the  office  tor  the  third  term.  His  election  Is  proof  of  his  personal  popularity  and 
the  confidence  reposed  In  him,  for  the  county  has  a  normal  republlon  majority  of  seven 
hundred  and  twenty  and  yet  elected  a  democrat  to  oUce.  He  is  keenly  interested  In 
civic  affairs,  supportln?  everything  tending  tn  advance  public  Interests.  Hia  religious 
faith  is  that  ot  the  Presbyterian  church  and  be  is  very  active  In  its  work.  He  is  likewise 
a  past  chancellor  of  the  Knights  of  Pythias  and  belongs  to  Kootenai  Lodge.  No.  24,  A. 
P.  ft  A.  M„  and  to  the  Elks  Lodge  No.  1254  of  Coeur  d'Alene.  His  Intereits  are  broad 
and  varied  and  be  Is  accounted  one  of  the  public-spirited  men  of  northern  Idaho  who  have 
accomplished  excellent  results  In  public  oflice  for  the  benefit  and  upbuilding  of  the  sec- 
tion of  the  state  in  which  they  reside. 


Hon.  Henry  C.  Sims  has  since  the  lat  ot  January,  1919.  answered  to  the  roll  call  In 
the  state  senate  as  representative  from  Valley  county.  This  is  the  first  public  offlce 
which  he  has  accepted,  but  guarantee  of  his  c^pible  and  faithful  service  Is  found  in  the 
record  that  be  had  previously  m  ide  as  a  busines'!  man  and  citizen.  He  Is  closely  as- 
sociated with  ccmnLerci"!  interests  ct  Rostberry  is  a  deafer  In  hardware  and  since  1903 
has  made  his  home  In  Valley  csunty.  He  vsa  born  in  Macoupin  county.  Illinois,  July 
27,  1875,  a  son  of  John  J.  and  Martha  (Alder;onl  Sims.  The  mather  died  whfen  the  son 
was  hut  sii  years  ot  age.  The  father,  who  has  made  farming  his  lite  work,  is  now  a 
resident  of  Morgan  county,  Illinois,  where  he  Is  conducting  Important  Interests  as  an 
agriculturist  and  stock  raiser,  owning  a  splendidly  improved  farm,  which  Includes  an 

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entire  section  of  valuable  land.  After  lOBlnit  his  Aral  wife  he  wedded  Mary  Wells,  but 
she.  too,  has  passed  away.  Hsdit  C.  Sims  bas  one  (uti  brother,  Albert  O.  Sims,  of  Star. 

R«Rred  on  an  Illinois  farm,  Henry  C.  Sims  attended  the  country  schools  to  the 
age  of  twenty-one  years  and  thus  laid  the  foundation  for  his  later  success.  He  after- 
ward worked  as  a  farm  hand  by  tbe  month  and  in  1903,  seeking  the  opportunities  of  the 
northwest,  came  to  Idaho,  taking  up  his  abode  in  Valley  county,  then  a  part  of 
Boke  county,  the  separation  having  been  made  only  two  years  ^o.  Mr.  Sims  spent  tour 
years  at  Vanwyck,  Idaho,  now  In  Valley  county,  and  assisted  in  organizing  the  Brst  bank 
.at  that  place,  called  the  Intermountaln  State  Bank.  This  was  formed  In  1907  and  be 
became  its  flrst  cashier,  occupying  the  position  tor  four  years.  The  bank  was  located 
at  Crawford,  two  miles  from  Vanwyck.  Later  Mr,  Sims  bec:ime  manager  of  the  Craw- 
ford Mercantile  Company,  owning  a  fccneral  store,  which  he  conducted  fop  two  years.  In 
1913  he  located  at  Roseberry,  in  the  same  county.  He  had  been  appointed  a  trustee  of  a 
hardware  store  at  Roseberry  which  had  become  much  Involved  fn  Its  flnancial  affilrs 
and  he  spent  three  years  In  the  discharge  ot  the  duties  of  that  office,  during  which 
time  be  bad  its  business  all  straightened  out.  He  then  turned  it  over  to  its  owners, 
who  later  sold  the  business  to  Mr.  Sims,  who  took  charge  on  the  1st  of  January,  1917. 
He  had  previously  had  mercantile  experience  as  owner  ot  a  general  store  at  Vanwyck 
fTMn  1903  until  1907  and  he  took  to  that  town  the  first  carload  ot  wagons  and  tbe  first 
carload  of  farm  machinery.  Since  taking  over  the  hardware  business  at  Roseberry  he 
has  built  up  a  trade  of  gratifying  proportions  and  his  busiuesB  is  now  proving  QUite 

On  the  33d  of  September,  1904,  Mr.  Sims  was  married  in  Morgan  county,  IlUnola, 
having  returned  to  hla  native  state  for  his  bride.  Miss  Alice  E.  Whltlock.  They  have  ho- 
come  parents  of  three  children:  Dorothy,  born  July  B,  1905;  Iva  Irene,  born  July  19, 
1908:  and  Mary  Louise,  born  July  19.  1910.  It  will  be  noticed  that  thi  two  younger 
daughters  were  hom  on  the  19th  of  July  and  all  three  In  July,  as  were  the  parents. 

In  his  political  views  Mr.  Sims  is  a  democrat,  hiving  supported  tbe  party  since 
age  conferred  upon  him  the  right  of  franchise.  He  has  never  been  a  politician  In  the 
sense  of  oKce  seeking,  however,  and  his  first  public  position  Is  that  or  state  senitor,  to 
which  office  he  was  called  In  November.  1918.  He  had  previously  declined  the  position 
ot  county  auditor,  as  he  did  not  desire  to  give  up  his  hardware  businesB  to  tike  over 
the  duties  or  that  office,  but  has  found  that  he  can  make  arrangements  to  serve  his 
district  In  the  state  senate  and  yet  have  supervision  over  his  hardware  trade.  He  IB 
serving  on  the  committees  on  corporations  and  public  health.  He  belongs  to  the 
Methodist  Episcopal  church  and  to  the  Independent  Order  of  Odd  Fellows  and  in  the 
latter  organization  Is  a  past  grand.  These  associations  indicate  the  nature  of  bis  In- 
terests and  the  rules  which  govern  his  conduct.  * 


Joseph  S.  Geddes,  a  well  known  farmer  and  landowner  of  Franklin  county,  who 
Id  past  years  was  engaged  In  the  contracting  and  building  trades,  was  born  tn  Salt 
Lake  City,  Utah,  December  18.  1857.  and  Is  a  son  of  William  and  Elizabeth  (Stewart) 
Geddes,  natives  of  Scotland,  the  former  born  in  Paisley  and  the  latter  in  Glasgow. 
They  came  to  America  In  1854  and  proceeded  on  their  journey  to  Utah,  crossing  the 
plains  with  the  famous  "bandcirt  company."  The  father  worked  as  a  miner  when  liv- 
ing In  Scotland,  but  on  settling  In  this  country  he  engaged  in  fiirming,  taking  up  land 
at  Plain  City,  ten  miles  northwest  of  Ogden.  Utah.  He  also  owned  property  In  Salt 
Lake  City.  He  Improved  and  developed  his  place  and  cmitinued  to  operate  it  during 
the  remainder  of  his  active  life,  proving  to  be  an  excellent  farmer.  He  was  prominent 
In  the  affairs  ot  tbe  Church  of  Jesus  Christ  ot  Latter-diy  Saints  aud  practicilly  made  a 
tour  of  the  world  when  engaged  in  missions  on  behalf  of  his  church.  He  died  In  Sep- 
tember, IS9S.    Tbe  mother  of  our  subject  passed  away  In  1868. 

Joseph  S.  Geddes  was  reared  tn  Plain  City,  Utah,  and  received  his  early  education 
In  the  public  schools  of  that  place,  finishing  at  the  State  University,  utter  which  he 
taught  school  for  three  years.  He  then  turned  his  attention  to  contracting  and  build- 
ing, at  which  he  continued  for  a  number  of  years.  In  September,  1897.  he  removed  to 
Preston,  Idaho,  where  he  was  recognized  as  the  principal  contractor  and  builder  and 
Vfhere  he  erected  a  large  number  ot  substantial  buildings.     His  next  line  of  bustnes.- 



wu  OS  a  travelltnK  salesman  bnt  for  the  past  few  y«a.n  he  has  deroted  most  of  his 
time  to  hfs  farminK  interests.  Wh«n  Mr.  Oeddn  represented  the  Beneficial  Life  In- 
surance Company  of  Salt  Lake  City,  be  was  one  of  the  big  prodncers  of  that  companr 
Init  he  anally  resigned,  not  caring  to  contlnne  on  the  road.  He  bought  and  improved 
three  hnndred  and  twenty  acres  of  land  eight  miles  from  Preston  but  his  residence  Is 
In  the  town. 

On  December  28,  1882,  Mr.  Oeddes  was  married  to  Miss  Isabelle  D.  Neeley,  a  daugh- 
ter of  ArmenlOtts  and  Snsan  (Morgan)  Neeler.  who  were  among  the  early  pioneers  of 
Dtab.  Mr.  Neeley  was  an  Indian  interpreter  in  the  early  days  and  was  a  farmer  and 
stock  raiser  for  the  greater  part  of  bla  active  life.  He  came  to  Franklin,  Idaho,  when  the 
town  was  Brat  settled  In  186S.  He  died  In  1910  and  bla  wife's  death  occurred  in  18T9. 
Mr.  and  Mrs.  Oeddes  became  the  parents  of  the  following  children:  Pearl.  Joseph  A., 
Vera,  Josle  and  Lyle,  all  of  whom  are  living;  and  Blanche,  Ira,  HaEel,  Rnt^  and  Paul, 
who  are  deceased. 

In  September,  IBIO,  Mr.  Oeddes  was  made  president  of  the  Oneida  stake  and  was 
president's  counselor  (or  twelve  years.  In  November,  1894,  he  went  to  soathem  states, 
principally  to  Florida  and  Alabama,  on  a  mission  for  his  church,  and  returned  In  1897. 
He  has  Qlled  various  public  offices  In  his  ,tlme,  having  been  Justice  of  the  peace,  conr 
stable,  and  member  and  chairman  of  the  village  board  of  Preston.  He  Is  a  warm  sup- 
porter of  the  democratic  paHy,  and  although  urged  oa  several  occasions  to  stand  for  the 
state  legislature,  he  has  always  refused.  This,  however,  haa  not  deterred  him  from 
giving  a  good  cttfKeu's  attention  to  all  public  affairs  calculated  to  advance  the  general 
welfare  of  the  community. 


Minidoka  county  and  this  section  of  Idaho  Is  largely  Indebted  to  the  eSorts  of 
Henry  Schodde  for  early  pioneer  development  He  aided  In  laying  broad  and  deep  the 
foundation  upon  which  has  been  built  the  present  progress  and  prosperity  of  the  state, 
for  he  was  among  tboee  who  penetrated  Into  the  western  wilderness  to  plant  there  the 
seeds  ot  civilization.  He  was  born  In  Oermauy,  March  31,  183G,  and  remained  a  resident 
of  that  country  to  the  age  of  eighteen  years,  when  he  sailed  for. the  new  world,  reaching 
New  Orleans  in  1S&4.  There  he  secured  a  position  on  one  of  the  river  steamboats 
plying  between  that  city  and  8t.  Louis,  Missouri.  He  served  in  that  capacity  for 
about  six  or  eight  months  and  then  entered  Into  partnership  with  Tony  Faust,  of 
Dubuque,  Iowa,  In  the  conduct  of  a  bakery  business.  Their  partnership  existed  for 
about  four  years.  Mr.  Faust  had  also  been  one  of  the  pioneer  residents  of  the  middle 
west  and  became  one  of  the  millionaire  restaurant  men  of  the  Mlsslsslppt  valley,  being 
particularly  well  known  In  St.  Louis,  where  he  conducted  Important  business  Interests 
and  where  he  passed  away  a  number  of  years  ago. 

On  thfi  dissolution  of  the  partnership  with  Mr.  Faust,  Mr.  Schodde  engaged  in  the 
freighting  business  between  Fort  Benton,  Iowa,  and  Fort  Leavenworth,  Kansas.  After 
several  months  spent  at  Fort  Benton  he  removed  to  Corlnne,  Utah,  and  was  engaged 
In  freighting  from  that  point  to  Helena  and  Butte,  Montana,  this  being  long  before 
the  building  ot  the^  railroad  to  these  different  cities.  He  did  all  of  the  freighting  at 
that  time  between  those  points  with  oxen  and  mules.  The  roads  were  very  bad  In 
places  and  there  were  no  repair  stations  such  as  the  automobile  tourist  meets  as  he 
travels  along  the  modem  highway. 

After  the  building  of  the  railroad  into  Helena  and  Butte,  Mr.  Schodde  left  Utah, 
removing  to  Toana,  Nevada,  and  engaged  in  freighting  between  that  place  and  Ploche, 
Nevada.  For  three  or  four  years  he  resided  at  Toana,  and  there  made  his  first  pur- 
chase of  cattle,  marking  his  Initial  venture  Into  the  cattle  business.  Some  time  after- 
ward he  took  passage  from  New  York  dty  for  Oermsnr,  that  he  might  revisit  his 
native  land,  and  there  he  met- his  wife,  Mrs.  Minnie  Schodde,  who  Is  at  present  resid- 
ing with  the  children  bgrn  of  their  marriage  upon  the  old  home  ranch  on  the  Snake 
river  In  Minidoka  county.  There  he  took  up  his  abode  upon  his  return  from  Oermany. 
After  the  establishment  of  his  residence  In  what  was  then  Alturas  county,  Mr.  Schodde 
continued  In  the  cattle  business,  to  which  he  devoted  his  attention  throughout  his  re- 
maining days,  running  cattle  In  Lincoln,  Logan  and  Blaine  counties.  He  operated  his 
various  ranches  from  the  old  home  ranch  In  Minidoka  county,  however,  upon  which  he 
and  his  wife  first  settled.    He  built  thereon  a  stone  house  and  later  a  frame  residence. 







He  added  rancheB  In  other  counties  untti  he  bad  over  one  thousand  acres.  This  ts  Id  a 
moat  attractive  and  beautiful  country.  Ducks,  snipe  and  other  game  hirds  can  be  seen 
almost  any  time  of  the  year  Irom  the  ranch  house. 

It  was  in  1881  that  Mr.  Schodde  married  Miss  Minnie  Schodde.  a  daugtiter  ol 
Chrisoffer  and  Caroline  (Koch)  Schodde  and  a  native  o(  Wehden,  Germany.  She 
came  to  the  Unlteii  States  in  ISSO  and  was  married  at  Salt  Lake  City,  Utah.  Mr.  and 
Mrs.  Schodde  Iwcame  parents  of  eight  children;  William,  who  died  In  Nebraaka  lo 
Inlaney;  George;  Clara,  the  wife  of  Prank  Adams,  of  Paul,  Idaho;  Thomas;  Fred; 
Joseph;  Lottie;  and  Frank. 

To  the  home  ranch  Mr.  Schodde  brought  his  young  wife  about  1SS3  and  she  is 
still  living  upon  the  property,  Mr.  Schodde  continued  to  give  his  attention  to  the 
development  of  his  property  and  his  cattle  raising  Interests  throughout  his  remaining 
days.  Before  his  death  he  had  seen  the  division  of  what  was  known  as  Alturas  county 
Into  about  Hve  or  sis  other  counftes  ot  the  present  size  ol  Cassia  county.  Furthermore:, 
he  was  the  firat  settler  in  eouthern  Idaho  to  use  water  wheels  tor  irrigating  his  lands. 
He  constructed  and  for  a  numlKf  of  years  operated  approximately  twelve  or  fourteen 
of  Bucb  water  wheels  along  the  Snake  river  and  adjacent  to  his  ranch  lands.  In  the 
history  of  Idaho  these  water  wheels  were  the  flret  and  the  largest  ever  constructed  by 
any  person  or  persons  for  the  irrigation  of  lands.  In  addition  to  being  one  of  the  stock 
growers  and  stock  raisers  of  southern  Idaho,  Mr.  Schodde  also  conducted  a  ferry  across  ' 
the  Snake  river  for  a  period  extending  from  the  time  he  Arst  established  his  residence 
In  Idaho  and  along  the  Snake  river  to  about  the  year  1910.  This  ferry  Is  known  at  the 
present  time  by  the  name  of  Starrhs  ferry.  This  was  one  ot  the  two  terries  operated 
along  Snake  river  tor  a  distance  of  about  two  hundred  miles  and  was  the  only  means 
of  crossing  the  river  until  the  year  1909,  at  which  time  the  toll  bridge  was  bulU  about 
sli  or  seven  miles  east  of  Mr.  Schodde's  ranch,  connecting  the  towns  ol  Heyburn  and 
Burley,  Idaho. 

One  of  the  remarkable  things  about  Mr.  Schodde's  career  Is  the  fact  that  during  the 
year  1875  he  purchased  apples  of  Brigharo  Young,  the  president  of  the  Mormon  church, 
and  freighted  them  from  Salt  Lake  Clly  to  Dillon,  Montana,  where  they  sold  at  one 
dollar  each.  Before  his  death  Mr.  Schodde  numbered  among  his  acquaintances  and  asso- 
ciates ail  of  the  pioneers  of  the  state  of  Idaho.  He  was  one  of  those  men  who  aided  in 
every  way  in  the  building  up  ot  what  is  today  one  of  the  most  progressive  and  wealthy 
states  of  the  northwest  territory.  He  did  everything  In  his  power  to  further  advance- 
ment and  improvement  and  promote  the  interests  ot  civilization.  His  labors  were  Indeed 
effective  and  far-reaching  and  Idaho  Is  greatly  Indebted  to  him  tor  his  contribution  to 
ber  upbuilding.  He  participated  in  a  number  ot  Indian  Aghts  while  freighting  In 
Nebraska  and  at  Pine  Bluff  was  shot  with  an  arrow.  His  freighting  experiences  brought 
blm  Intimate  knowledge  of  the  west.  Its  possibilities  and  Its  opportunities,  and  with  bis 
removal  to  Minidoka  county  he  utilized  these  opportunities  to  the  full  and  as  a  result 
became  one  of  the  prosperous  ranchers  of  the  state.  Moreover,  he  reared  a  tamlly  wbo 
are  carrying  on  the  splendid  work  which  he  began,  his  widow  and  children  still  occupy- 
ing the  old  home  ranch. 


■Walter  L.  Teeter,  successfully  engaged  in  dairy  farming.  Is  the  owner  ot  a  pro- 
ductive tract  ot  land  comprising  forty  acres  and  situated  six  miles  northwest  of  Meridian. 
He  la  a  native  of  Harrison  county,  Iowa,  where  his  birth  occurred  December  31.  1S8S,  he 
being  the  first-born  ot  William  B.  and  Emm:i  (Bnurn)  Teeter.  The  parents  are  well 
known  and  highly  esteemed  residents  of  Ada  county,  Idaho,  where  they  have  made  their 
home  for  the  past  nineteen  years. 

Waiter  L.  Teeter  was  a  lad  of  thirteen  when  he  came  with  bis  father  and  mother  to 
Ada  county  in  1901  and  here  he  has  remained  continuously  since.  On  the  23d  of  August. 
1911,  he  was  united  In  marriage  to  Miss  Nancy  Davidson,  who  was  born  In  Scott  county, 
Kansas,  August  13.  1889.  a  daughter  of  M.  Z.  Davidson,  who  is  mentioned  at  length  on 
another  page  of  tbis  work.  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Teeter  have  become  parents  of  three  children, 
namely:  Raymond  Davidson,  born  June  18.  1912;  Robert  Harold,  whose  birth  occurred 
July  5,  1911;  and  Ethel,  who  was  born  on  the  23d  of  November,  1916. 

As  above  Indicated,  Mr.  Teeter  is  devoting  his  attention  to  dairy  farming  with 
excellent  results,  owning  a  highly  Improved  property  embracing  forty  acres.    There  Is  a 



■llo  upon  tlie  place  and  tlie  prodnctlve  soil  reoponds  rendlljr  to  the  care  and  caltlvatloa 
of  tlie  owner.  He  has  a  flne  herd  of  Jerseya,  wbfcb  at  the  praeent  prices  of  dairy  prodacta 
Insures  him  a  gratifying  Income. 

In  politics  both  Hr.  and  Mrs.  Teeter  maintain  an  Independent  attitude,  while  their 
rellKlons  tafth  is  that  of  the  Methodist  church.  A  young  couple  of  genuine  personal 
worth,  they  have  won  the  warm  friendship  and  high  regard  of  all  who  know  them,  and 
in  the  able  management  of  his  bnsinees  Interests  Mr.  Teeter  has  already  gained  a  place 
among  the  rabstanttal  and  representatire  farmers  <rf  Ada  county. 


Thomas  B.  Ray,  a  well  known  member  of  the  legal  profeeslon  in  Oneida  conntyi  has 
for  several  yeans  acted  as  county  attorney  and  also  city  attorney  of  Ualad  and  has 
otherwiee  been  identified  with  public  affairs.  He  is  a  native  son  of  the  Hooaier  state, 
bom  at  Bedford,  Indiana,  July  18,  1879,  and  is  a  son  of  Thomas  T.  and  Susan  E.  (Kerns) 
Ray,  also  natlTes  of  Indiana.  The  father,  who  was  a  fanner  and  stock  dealer,  spent  his 
entire  life  In  lAwrence  county,  Indiana,  and  made  a  good  IMng  from  his  agricultural 
operations.  He  was  a  veteran  of  the  Civil  war,  having  served  for  three  montha  with 
an  Indiana  cavalry  regiment.  His  death  took  place  in  May,  1912.  His  widow  Is  still 
living  and  continues  to  make  her  home  at  Bedford,  Indiana. 

Thomas  B.  Ray,  the  subject  of  this  sketch,  was  reared  Id  Bedford,  Indiana,  and 
educated  In  the  public  schools  of  that  place  and  at  the  Normal  College  of  Mitchell. 
Indiana,  from  which  he  was  graduated  with  the  class  of  189G.  He  then  went  to  work 
aa  a  railroad  agent,  being  thus  employed  for  about  ten  years  with  the  Monon  Railroad. 
In  lfH)6  he  removed  to  Malad  City,  Idaho,  on  account  of  his  health,  and  worked  tor  the 
Oregon  Short  Line  Railroad.  He  later  entered  the  University  of  Michigan,  from  which 
he  was  graduated  with  the  law  class  of  1910,  and  then  returned  to  Malad  City,  where  he 
haa  been  engaged  In  legal  practice  ever  since,  being  generally  recognized  as  one  of  the 
foremost  lawyers  in  that  part  of  the  state. 

In  1912  Mr.  Ray  was  elected  to  the  office  of  county  attorney  for  Oneida  county,  and 
haa  been  re-elected  at  each  succeeding  election,  except  1914.  He  has  given  the  utmost 
satlsfactton  In  the  discharge  of  Ub  responsible  duties.  In  1913  he  was  appointed  city 
attorney  of  Malad  City  and  is  serving  in  that  office  with  fidelity  and  ability. 

Mr.  Ray  fs  a  member  of  the  Masonic  order  and  warmly  Interested  In  all  the  good 
work  of  that  ptqiular  organisation.  It  was  in  1S05  that  he  became  a  master  Mason. 
He  la  also  a  member  of  the  Church  of  Christ.  He  gives  hie  support  to  the  republican 
party  and  Is  active  in  forwarding  its  principles  and  also  gives  a  good  citlien's  attention 
to  aU  public  matters  calculated  to  serve  the  community  welfare. 


The  center  of  the  lumber  Industry  has  constantly  shifted  as  the  forests  have  been 
cut  and  as  the  population  of  the  country  has  steadily  pushed  westward.  Edward  A. 
McCarty,  a  capitalist  of  Coeur  d'Alene,  Is  a  representative  of  a  family  long  connected 
with  the  lumber  business  Id  Michigan  and  in  J890  he  crossed  the  virgin  fields  offered 
by  the  northwest,  organising  the  Saginaw  Lumber  Company  of  Coeur  d'Alene.  Since 
then  he  has  been  more  or  less  closely  associated  with  the  development  of  the  Umber 
Interests  and  with  transportation  activities  In  the  northwest.  He  was  born  In  Saginaw, 
Michigan,  and  Is  a  son  of  Edward  and  Mary  (Ure)  McCarty,  both  of  whom  were  natives 
of  Boston,  Massachusetts.  In  bis  boyhood  the  father  accompanied  his  parents  to  Michi- 
gan, the  family  casting  tn  its  lot  with  the  pioneer  settlers  of  that  state.  Edward 
McCarty  became  a  factor  in  the  development  of  the  lumber  business  In  Michigan  and 
was  prominent  and  active  not  only  In  Indnstrlal  circles,  but  also  In  connection  with 
public  affairs  of  that  district.    His  rellgioUB  faith  was  that  of  the  Presbyterian  church. 

Edward  A.  McCarty  was  a  pupti  In  the  Saginaw  schools  and  in  a  business  ooUeg* 
of  that  place,  thus  receiving  excellent  training  which  thoroughly  qualified  him  for  life's 
practical  and  responsible  duties.  He  became  the  associate  of  his  father  in  the  lumber 
business  In  Michigan,  and  seeking  still  broader  and  better  opportunities  along  that  line, 
came  to  Coeur  d'Alene  in  1890  and  organized  the  Saginaw  Lumber  Company  In  1891, 

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becoming  a  partner  in  Uie  enterprlee.  Re  was  a«soctated  with  the  buslneBS  until  1894, 
the  compan]'  engaging  tn  the  manufacture  of  western  pine  lumber.  Mr.  McCarty  after- 
ward entered  Into  partnerehip  with  Captain  Sanborn  In  organtzinK  the  Sherman  Trans- 
portation Company,  owning  a  line  of  boats  uaed  In  hauling  ore  and  wood.  He  was  thus 
engaged  until  IBOO,  when  be  began  handling  timber,  and  he  1b  still  the  owner  of  extenslTe 
timlMr  Interests.  He  also  makes  loans  on  real  estate  and  with  the  deTelopment  of  his 
business  altairs  be  has  become  one  of  the  prominent  and  prositerouB  residents  of  the 
northwest.  He  ts  also  a  etockbolder  in  the  Gxctaanga  National  Bank  and  prior  to  its 
organization  he  was  associated  wltb  the  First  National  Bank.  With  the  allaira  of  tlie 
old  Exchange  National  he  was  actlrel;  connected,  but  hia  business  Interests  are  now 
largely  those  of  financial  connection  and  investment  rather  than  of  active  management 
Mr.  McCarty  was  united  In  marriage  to  Miss  Mary  Hackett,  of  Saginaw,  Michigan, 
and  they  have  become  the  parents  of  a  son,  Edward  L.  Mr.  McCarty  has  never  taken  an 
active  part  in  politics,  at  all  times  concentrating  his  efforts  and  attention  upon  his 
business  aSairs,  and  hia  excellent  powers  of  organisation,  his  Initiative,  his  keen  sagacity 
and  determination  have  been  potent  elements  in  the  attainment  of  the  substantial  succees 
which  has  come  to  him. 


David  B.  Hyde  Is  the  founder  of  the  town  of  Bruneau,  in  which  for  a  number  of 
years  be  has  engaged  in  the  hotel  business.  He  was  born  in  Rome,  Oneida  county. 
New  York,  August  12,  1S63,  a  son  of  Jacob  and  Elisabeth  (Baker)  Hyde.  The  fatler 
followed  farming  In  the  state  of  New  York  throughout  his  entire  lite'  and  there  passed 
away  In  1878  at  the  age  of  elxty-nlne,  while  the  mother  was  sixty-seven  years  of  age  at 
the  time  of  her  demise. 

David  B.  Hyde  spent  his  boyhood  days  on  the  old  home  farm  in  the  Empire  state 
and  attended  the  public  schoots.  but  hIa  opportunities  tor  securing  an  education  were 
r«strlcted  br  the  outbreak  ot  the  Civil  war,  as  It  was  necessary  for  him  to  leave  school 
and  carry  on  the  work  ot  the  farm  while  the  older  members  of  the  family  aided  in 
defense  of  the  Union  at  the  front.  He  was  eighteen  years  of  age  when  in  June,  1872.  be 
left  New  York  for  the  west,  traveling  by  train  to  Wlnnemucca,  Nevada,  and  thence  pro- 
ceeding to  Silver  City,  Idaho,  covering  the  last  two  hundred  and  ten  milea  ot  the  trip 
by  stage  In  forty-two  hours.  He  followed  mining  at  Silver  City,  Idaho,  for  three  yean 
and  then  turned  his  attention  to  cattle  raising  tn  connection  with  his  brother  Michael, 
who  was  already  actively  engaged  In  that  business.  They  followed  cattle  raising  until 
1S8T,  when  a  hard  winter  came  on  and  they  lost  moat  ot  their  stock.  They  bad  pur-i 
chased  a  large  herd  at  twenty-flve  and  twenty-seven  dollars  per  head  and  had  sold  about  a 
thousand  head.  Those  that  were  left  after  the  hard  winter  was  over  sold  tor  ten  dollars 
per  head,  This  greatly  discouraged  Mr.  Hyde  In  connection  with  cattle  raising.  He 
also  owned  a  ranch  of  two  thousand  acres  at  Oreana,  Idaho,  and  another  of  tour  thousand 
acres  In  Paradise  valley,  but  on  account  ot  His  losses  In  stock  he  quit  this  claim  and 
removed  to  the  Brnnaau  valley,  where  he  took  up  one  hundred  and  sixty  acres  of  land 
under  the  preemption  law  where  Bruneau  now  stands.  Here  he  built  a  log  house,  which 
be  used  as  a  hotel,  and  at  the  same  time  he  carried  m  general  ranching  on  bis  one 
hundred  uid  sixty  acre  tract  of  land.  He  likewise  engaged  to  some  extent  In  raising 
stock,  but  in  190&  disposed  of  the  ranch.  In  the  meantlihe  he  had  built  a  larger  hotel 
and  he  has  continued  In  the  hotel  business  to  the  present  tline.  or  for  a  period  ot  thlrty- 
flve  years.  He  Is  always  a  genial,  courteous  and  obliging  host  and  baa  made  his  hostelry 
popular  with  the  traveling  public 

On  the  3d  of  June,  1882,  Mr.  Hyde  was  married  to  Miss  Lulu  A.  Crocheroo,  a  daughter 
of  John  H.  and  Marian  (Crow)  Crocheron  and  a  native  of  Eugene,  Oregon.  Her  parents 
were  farming  people  who  In  1849  removed  to  CallftH'nia,  where  the  father  followed 
mining  for  a  number  of  years,  after  which  be  devoted  a  number  of  years  to  ranching. 
He  was  bom  In  New  York  city  in  1828  and  was  a  son  ot  Asbury  and  Jane  (Stonten- 
borough)  Crocheron,  the  former  a  native  of  Staten  Island,  while  the  latter  was  born  in 
New  York.  They  were  reared  and  educated  in  the  Empire  state  and  Mr.  Crocheron 
became  a  merchant  of  New  York  city,  where  he  remained  in  business  until  his  death  at 
-  the  age  ot  fifty-two  years,  while  bis  wife  reached  the  notable  old  age  of  ninety  years. 
Their  son,  John  H.  Crocheron,  in  184B.  when  twenty-one  years  of  age,,  sailed  around 
Ca^  Horn  to  California,  landing  at  San  Prancisca     He  went  direct  to  the  mjning 



diatrict  on  the  Mohelumne  river,  wbere  be  remained  (or  a  few  montliB  and  then  proceeded 
to  Auburn.  Some  tinle  later  he  went  to  Caribou,  British  Columbia,  wbere  be  remained 
for  some  time  and  then  returned  to  tbe  United  States,  settling  In  the  WUtametta  valley 
of  Oregon,  where  he  continued  for  a  yeir.  He  afterward  located  on  the  Jobn  Day 
river  «bove  Canyon  City,  Oregon,  where  he  continued  for  a  few  months.  Later  be  took 
up  his  residence  at  SlWer  City,  Owyhee  county,  Idaho,  wbere  he  engaged  in  mining 
for  two  ye^ra,  and  In  1S70  he  purchased  a  ranch  on  Sinker  creek  and  devoted  bis  attention 
to  the  cultivation  of  hla  land  and  ta  stock  raising  (or  thirty  years.  He  next  removed 
to  Bruneau,  wbere  he  retired  from  active  business,  and  tbere  he  passed  away  Novem- 
ber 19. 1903,  at  tbe  age  of  Eeventy-Uve  years.  Tbrougbout  bis  life  he  bad  been  an  active 
and  successful  stockman.  Hla  political  allegiance  was  given  to  tbe  republican  party. 
In  early  manhood  be  wedded  Miss  Marian  J.  Crow,  a  native  of  Illinois,  and  ber  death 
occurred  May  1,  1919,  when  sbe  bad  reached  the  age  of  seventy-six  ye.irs.  A(ter  her 
bUBband'.s  deatli  sbe  bad  lived  in  the  Bruneau  valley  with  her  daughter. 

Mr.  Hyde, Is  a  democrat  in  bis  political  views  and  for  eight  years  be  served  an 
lustice  of  the  peace,  during  which  time  some  very  important  cases  came  before  bim  (or 
trial.  For  sixteen  years  be  was  the  postmaster  of  Bruneau,  which  town  he  founded, 
and  from  ite  Inception  be  has  been  closely  associated  with  everything  relating  to  Itb 
upbuilding  and  development.  He  has  lived  to  witness  much  of  the  growth  and  progress 
of  this  section  nf  tlie  state  and  his  memory  forms  a  connecting  link  between  tbe  primi- 
tive past  with  its  hardships  end  privations  and  the  progreasive  present  with  Its  advan- 
tages and  opportunities. 


Matthew  Casey,  a  prominent  pioneer  rancher  of  the  Ustick  nelgbborhood.  who  came 
to  Idaho  In  ISST  and  some  six  years  later.  In  IS93,' settled  on  his  present  place,  lying 
north  of  Ustick,  which  be  developed  out  of  sagebrush.  Is  a  native  of  Clinton  county, 
Ullnola,  having  been  born  on  a  farm  in  that  county  on  April  29,  1SE2.  He  Is  a  aon  of 
Daniel  and  Sarah  (Johnson)  Casey,  the  former  of  whom  was  a  Southerner  by  birth, 
and  tbe  latter  a  native  of  Illlnoia,  In  which  state  they  were  married.  The  father  was 
three  times  married,  Sirib  Johnaon  being  his  eeeond  wife.  By  his  three  marriages  he 
became  the  father  of  sixteen  children,  but  the  subject  of  this  aketch  and  one  half-brother 
are  tbe  only  surviving  members  of  the  family.  As  the  name  indlcatsa.  the  Caseys  are  of 
Irish  extraction,  the  tirst  of  the  family  to  come  to  this  country  arriving  very  many 
years  ago. 

Amanda  HInsbaw,  who  married  Matthew  Caiey,  was  also  a  native  of  Illinois,  born 
in  Marion  county,  July  15,  1856,  a  daughter  of  William  and  Nancy  (Nichols)  Hlnshaw. 
Mrs.  Casey  was  re:)red  In  tbe  same  neighborhood  In  Clinton  county,  Illinois,  aa  her 
husband,  and  In  school  they  were  classmates,  attending  school  In  an  old  tog  house. 
They  were  often  pitted  against  each  other  in  spelling  matches,  and  Mr.  Casey  modestly 
admits  that  bis  wife  was  the  better  speller. 

Following  their  marriage,  which  occurred  June  13,  1872,  Mr.  and  Mm.  C:isey  con- 
tinued to  reside  in  Clinton  county.  Illinois,  engaged  In  farming  until  1887,  when  they 
removed  to,  living  drnt  at  Atlanti.  Elmore  county,  then  a  mining  camp.  They 
remained  in  that  place  for  five  years,  during  which  period  Mr.  Casey  was  a  stationary 
engineer,  mtill  carrier,  etc.,  and  then  removed  to  Mountain  Home,  where  he  spent  some 
lime  at  farming. 

It  was  Id  1S93  thai  he  bought  his  present  ranch,  consisting  of  one  hundred  and  sixty 
acres,  then  covered  with  sagebrush,  and  he  immediately  proceeded  to  clear  and  cultivate 
the  tract  and  presently  he  had  the  greater  part  of  It  In  good  shape.  Mr,  Casey  sold  twenty 
acres  of  his  place,  which  lay  In  the  valley  below,  but  retains  one  hundred  acres  tor  his 
own  use  and  the  remaining  forty  ncrea  ta  in  the  possession  of  his  son.  William  Casey. 
the  one  hundred  and  forty  acres  lying  on  a  broad  stretch  of  level  table  lind.  The  Cisey 
ranch  is  well  developed  and  is  one  of  the  bent-kept  places  in  the  Ustick  neighborhood, 
every  feature  of  which  suggests  comfort,  contentment  and  bapplnesa.  Here.  Mr.  and 
Mrs.  Casey  are  enjoying  tbe  fruits  of  tbe  industry  of  their  younger  years,  the  active 
management  of  the  ranch  and  the  Inbors  that  go  with  it  resting  mainly  on  tbe  shoulders 
of  the  son,  William  Casey,  who  is  fully  equal  to  the  responsibilities.  The  raising  of  hay. 
grain  and  other  crops,  ss  well  as  dairy  farming,  have  been  the  chief  features  of  tbe 
Casey  ranch,  at  the  same  time  the  orchards  frequently  adding  much  to  tbe  annual  Income. 



Mr.  and  Mrs.  Casey  became  the  parents  of  nloe  children,  of  whom  two  sooa  and  two 
daughters  are  deceased.  The  survivars  are  alt  sons,  as  follbws:  Wllliain  Henry,  born 
November  30.  1S73;  Alvln  C,  May  1,  1883;  Charles  O.,  November  27.  1886;  Vlrgll  M., 
November  11,  1891;  and  Marvin  N.,  May  2,  1900.  All  are  married  but  the  laEt  named,  who 
lives  on  the  home  place  with  his  parents.  Two  of  the  sons,  Alvin  and  Charles,  are  In 
the  service  of  Oakea  ft  Company,  wholesale  grocers  of  Boise,  the  former  being  manager 
of  the  company's  branch  house  at  Twin  Falls.  Idaho.  ' 

In  rellgloua  faith,  the  Casey  Xamtjy  are  Methodists,  holding  membership  fa  the 
McHUIen  Methodist  Episcopal  church,  which  is  located  In  their  home  neighborhood, 
and  tn  the  works  of  which  they  take  an  earnest  part,  as  they  do  In  all  community 
affairs  Intended  to  promote  the  welfare  of  the  people  at  large.  They  give  their  whole- 
hearted support  to  the  democratic  party  and  are  consistent  supporters  of  the  political 
principles  of  that  party. 


Anders  Anderson,  mayor  ot  Jerome  anD  chairman  of  the  board  of  county  commis- 
sioners of  Jerome  county,  was  born  In  Sweden  In  1864.  He  continued  a  resident  of  bis 
native  land  until  he  reached  the  age  of  twenty-eight  years,  when  he  determined  to  try  hie 
fortune  la  the  new  world.  Crossing  the  Atlantic  in  1892.  he  Urst  settled  in  Chicago 
and  was  there  Identified  with  the  building  trade  until  1908,  when  he  made  his  way  to 
Idaho,  settling  at  Jerome.  Here  be  took  up  the  work  of  contract  building  and  has 
erected  a  number  of  the  leading  structures  of  thia  city,  operating  quite  extensively  as  a 
successful  contractor  and  builder.  He  thorouglily  understandB  every  phase  ot  the  work 
and  many  of  the  leading  buildings  ot  Jerome  now  stand  as  monuments  to  his  skill  and 

In  1S87  Mr.  Anderson  was  married  to  Miss  Agnes  Maria  Palm.  They  are  well  known 
socially  In  Jerome  and  the  hospitality  of  the  best  homes  is  freely  accorded  them. 
Politically  Mr.  Anderson  Is  a  republicfU.  vecoEulzed  as  one  ot  the  leaders  in  local  party 
ranks.  He  was  chairman  of  the  board  of  c^jmraisnioners  of  the  old  Lincoln  county,  was 
elected  to  the  olllce  of  town  trustee  in  1916  and  in  1919  was  chosen  mayor  ot  Jerome, 
to  *hlch  he  Is  now  giving  a  businesslike  and  progressive  administration  that  seeks 
ever  to  promote  the  welfare  of  the  city  and  to  uphold  those  interests  which  are  a  matter 
of  civic  virtue  and  of  clvlo  pride. 


Dr.  Charles  P.  Stackhouse,  a  successful  medical  and  surgical  pmctitioner  o(  Sand- 
point,  prominence  in  professional  ciroles  of  the  state  Is  Indicated  In  the  tact  that 
he  is  now  president  ot  the  State  Medlcil  Siclety,  was  born  In  Shickshlnny.  Pennsylvania. 
April  19,  1S71,  his  parents  being  John  M.  and  Mary  (Linnlng)  Stackhouse.  the  former  a 
native  of  the  Keystone  state,  while  the  latter  was  born  In  New  Jersey.  The  father  was 
a  coal  operator  who  conducted  extensive  and  important  business  Interests  and  at  the 
same  time  was  a  prominent  figure  In  public  and  civic  affairs. 

After  attending  the  public  schools  ot  his  nitive  state.  Charles  P.  Stackhouse  cou' 
tlnued  his  educatlcn  in  Lehigh  University  ot  Pennsylvania  and  in  preparation  for  a 
professlcnal  career  entered  the  Medlco-Chlrurglcal  College  at  Philadelphia,  from  which 
he  was  graduated  with  the  class  of  1S98,  He  then  became  an  interne  in  the  Phllidelphla 
General  Hospital,  with  which  he  was  thus  connected  for  two  years,  gaining  that  broad 
and  valuable  experience  which  is  always  the  outcome  ot  hospital  practice.  He  was  at 
Wilkes- Barre,  Pennsylvania,  in  the  private  pnctice  of  medicine  tor  some  time  and  while 
there  became  a  prominent  representative  of  Masonry,  being  chosen  the  first  master  of 
Fidelity  Lodge  No.  655.  A.  F.  &  A,  M.  His  Identification  with  the  northwest  dates  from 
1909,  when  he  opened  an  office  in  Sandpoint,  where  through  the  Intervening  period  ot 
eleven  years  he  has  enjoyed  an  extensive  practice.  At  all  times  he  keeps  in  touch  with 
the  trend  of  modern  professional  thonght,  research  and  investigation  and  while  he 
never  hastily  discards  old  and  time-trled  methods,  be  Is  yet  quick  to  adopt  any  new  ideas 
that  his  Judgment  sanctions  as  of  value  In  professlonil  service.  He  waa  active  and 
inBnential  in  the  organization  of  the  Bonner  County  Medlral  Society,  of  which  he  Is 

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now  the  president,  and  be  Ib  likewise  Uie  president  of  tlie  Idaho  State  Medical  Sodetj. 
Aside  from  bis*  proteosion  he  has  made  Inreitment  in  large  mlnlDK  Interests  In  the 
northwest  and  bis  rarloos  Interests  and  activities  have  brought  him  a  wide  acquaintance. 

Most  pleasantly  situated  In  his  borne  life.  Dr.  Stackbouse  was  married  In  1908  to 
Hiss  Fann7  L.  Hart,  a  daughter  of  J.  Frank  Hart,  of  Wflkes-Barre,  Pennarlrania,  who 
Is  a  prominent  wholesale  grocer  and  banker  ot  that  city.  Two  children  have  been  bom 
of  this  union:  Robert  H.,  whose  blrtb  occurred  In  January,  1911;  and  Mary  Jeau,  In 
June,  191G. 

Dr.  Stackbouse  is  keenly  Interested  In  all  that  has  to  do  with  the  welfare  and  progress 
of  the  district  and  the  state  in  which  he  now  makes  his  home.  He  was  a  member  ot 
the  board  of  directors  of  the  Commercial  Club  and  baa  been  Its  president.  He  was 
secretary  of  the  medical  adviaory  heard  of  district  No,  1  during  the  World  war  and  on 
the  25th  of  October,  191S,  was  commissioned  captain  ot  the  Medical  Corps,  receiving  an 
h<morable  discharge  on  the  30th  of  December.  1918,  at  Fort  Stevens,  Oregon.  His  keen 
Interest  in  Masonry  has  continued  throughout  hla  life  and  he  Is  a  charter  member  of  the 
Royal  Arch  Chapter  at  Sandpolnt,  Is  a  Commaadery  Mason  of  WUkee-Barre,  Pennsyl- 
vnnla,  and  a  member  ot  the  Mystic  Shrine  at  Spokane. 


Mm.  Kate  Vernon  Sandy,  the  widow  ot  the  late  Reuben  H.  Sandy,  who  passed  away 
February  13,  1907,  still  resides  on  the  Sandy  ranch  situated  eight  and  a  hall  milee 
northwest  ot  Meridian.  She  was  bom  In  Rockingham  county,  Virginia,  October  17,  1859, 
her  parents  being  Benjamin  and  Sarah  Ann  (Myers)  Rhodes,  the  former  ot  whom 
served  in  the  Confederate  army  with  the  Virginia  troops.  When  Kate  Vemcm  Rhodes 
was  a  little  maiden  of  eight  Bummers  the  family  home  was  establiBbed  in  Ray  county, 
HlasourL  On  the  16th  ot  November,  1880,  she  there  gave  her  hand  in  marriage  to  Reuben 
H.  Sandy,  whose  birth  occurred  In  Rockingham  county,  Virginia,  March  23,  18G0,  and 
who  bad  removed  to  Ray  county.  Missouri,  as  a  single  man. 

In  1901  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Sandy  came  to  Idaho,  taking  up  their  abode  northwest  ot 
Meridian,  In  which  vicinity  the  former  spent  the  remainder  ot  his  lite  and  the  latter 
still  resides.  It  was  In  the  year  1903  that  they  located  on  the  ranch,  situated  eight  and  a 
halt  miles  northwest  ot  Meridian,  on  which  Mr.  Sandy  died  on  the  23d  of  Pebrnary, 
1W7.  and  which  Is  now  occupied  by  his  widow.  They  became  the  parents  of  nine 
cblldren,  five  sons  and  four  daughters.  May  V.,  born  August  4,  18S3,  is  now  the  wife  of 
Kenney  S^owalter  and  resides  near  Nampa,  Idaho.  Maud  Lee,  whose  birth  occurred 
November  16,  1885,  became  the  wife  of  Oeorge  Frost  and  makes  her  home  near  Star, 
Idaho.  Oeorge  W..  bora  December  3.  1887.  wedded  Elisabeth  Waters  and  resides  in 
Nampa.  Loy,  Franklin,  whose  natal  day  was  March  22,  1890,  married  Oertrude  Jones  and 
lives  on  a  ranch  near  Nampa.  Thomas  Edward,  bom  August  9,  1892.  resides  with  his 
mother  and  operates  the  borne  ranch.  Herman  L.,  horn  November  8, 1894.  Is  a  successful 
rancher  of  Canyon  county.  Ada  Frances,  whose  birth  occurred  April  1,  1897,  Is  the  wife 
ot  Fred  Harrell  and  resides  near  Meridian.  Elmer,  born  February  IE,  1809,  is  at  borne. 
Ruth,  born  October  22,  1901, 'Is  also  yet  with  her  mother. 

The  father  ot  the  above  named  belonged  to  the  Brethren  chnrch,  the  teachings  of 
whtcb  found  expression  in  his  daily  lite,  and  In  bis  passing  the  community  mourned 
(he  loss  of  one  ot  Its  respected  and  substantial  citizens.  Mrs.  Sandy  Is  also  highly 
esteemed  In  Ada  county,  where  she  has  now  made  her  home  for  almost  two  decades, 
winning  the  warm  regard  and  friendship  ot  many  with  whom  she  has  come  in  contact. 


Henry  L.  Day.  whose  last  years  were  spent  In  Shoshone  county  and  whose  labors 
and  business  ability  conetltuted  a  valuable  contribution  to  the  development  and  upbuild- 
ing of  tbis  section  of  the  state,  was  throughout  the  greater  part  of  his  U(e  identified 
wltb  the  progress  of  the  west,  to  which  he  came  when  this  section  ot  the  country  was 
a  frontier  region.  A  native  of  Maine,  he  was  born  In  Washington  county  on  the  £Sth 
of  January,  1835,  a  son  ot  William  and  Sarah  (Averlll)  Day,  who  were  also  natives  of 
the  Pine  Tree  state,  where  the  father  engaged  In  the  lumber  business,  a  pursuit  which 



be  followed  throughout  his  life.  He  wedded  Sarah  ATerlll,  who  passed  away  Id  Hlane- 
sota,  December  12, 1S64,  and  hla  dteth  occurred  on  the  6th  of  June,  1854. 

Spending  hla  yonthful  ixiya  nnder  the  parental  roof,  Henry  L.  Day  acquired  a  public 
school  education  and  afterward  contlaued  bie  studies  In  the  Bucksport  Seminary  of 
Ualne.  He  left  home  In  1S61,  when  a  youth  of  olneteen  years,  and  made  his  way  to 
California  by  way  of  the  Isthmus  of  Panama.  From  that  time  until  his  demise  he  was 
closely  aaaoctated  with  the  progress  and  improvement  of  the  vest  He  was  a  pioneer 
of  California,  of  Nevada  and  of  Idaho.  He  resided  for  some  time  at  Nevada  City  and 
was  engaged  In  mining  and  lumbering  for  twenty  years.  He  then  removed  to  Wardner, 
Idaho,  where  he  established  a  dairy  business  and  also  opened  a  grocery  store,  continuing 
active  along  those  tines  until  1902,  when  he  retired  from  business,  spending  hla  remain- 
ing days  In  the  enjoyment  of  a  rest  which  he  had  truly  earned  and  richly  deserved.  In 
the  various  sections  in  which  he  lived — in  California,  in  Nevada  and  In  ShOBhone  county 
— be  took  an  active  part  In  shaping  public  progress  through  his  promotion  of  business 
enterprises  and  his  support  of  all  plans  and  measures  lor  the  general  good.  He  was  one 
of  the  owners  of  the  Hercules  mine  and  in  the  management  of  his  investments  and  his 
business  Interests  he  accumulated  a  substantial  competence  that  enabled  him  in  his  later- 
years  to  enjoy  all  of  the  comforts  and  many  of  the  luxuries  of  lite. 

On  the  2Sth  of  December,  1864,  In  Virginia  City,  Nevada,  Mr.  Day  was  married  to 
Ulss  Ellen  Powers,  a  daughter  of  James  and  Mary  IMcAvltt)  Powers.  Her  father  was 
born  in  Ireland  and  came  to  the  United  States  In  1812,  at  the  age  of  seventeen  years,  in 
company  with  his  uncle.  Captain  Edward  Hayes,  arriving  about  the  time  of  the  battle 
of  PlatUburg  in  the  War  of  1812.  He  died  in  Hay.  1S6S.  Hla  wife.  Mary  (McAvitt) 
Powers,  was  bom  in  Ireland  and  arrived  in  the  new  world  in  young  girlhood,  to  Mr. 
and  Mrs.  Day  were  bom  six  children.  Of  these  live  are  living,  namely:  Harry  L>., 
Eugene  R.,  Jerome  J.,  Eleanor  and  Blanche. 

The  death,  of  Mr.  Day  occurred  March  7,  1910.  His  had  been  indeed  an  active, 
busy  and  useful  life.  There  was  no  pbase'of  the  pioneer  development  of  the  west  with 
which  he  was  not  familiar,  and  recognlilng  the  opportunities  here  offered,  he  took 
advantaga  ot  the  natural  resources  of  the  country  and  of  the  posBlbillttea  for  the 
development  of  trade.  As  the  years  passed  he  advanced  steadily  toward  the  goal  of 
prosperity  and  at  the  same  time  his  efforts  were  of  a  character  that  contributed  to 
general  progress  and  improvement  as  well  as  to  individual  success. 


Taylor  Nelson,  a  prominent  and  successful  farmer  and  fruit  grower  of  Franklin 
county,  is  a  native  son  of  Idaho,  born  In  the  town  of  Franklin,  December  23,  1878.  Hla 
pareTits,  William  Qoforth  and  Elvira  (Vail)  Nelson,  were  natives  of  llltnols.  The  father 
crossed  the  plains  to  Utah  in  1S60,  making  the  Journey  by  ox  team,  and  the  mother 
came  in  18E1,  their  marriage  taking  place  In  1866  at  Alpine,  Utah.  In  1860  William  O. 
Nelson  drove  the  sixth  team  ot  pioneers  who  settled  the  town  of  Pranklin.  Idaho,  where 
he  took  up  a  tract  of  land  which  he  improved  and  cultivated  for  four  years.  On  coming 
to  Franklin,  he  bought  a  town  lot.  which  only  cost  him  a  sum  sufflcient  to  cover  the 
expense  of  survey,  and  here  he  built  a  home.  The  emigrants  camped  in  wagons  during 
the  first  summer,  but  by  winter  all  had  houses  ready  to  occupy.  In  1863,  Mr.  Nelson 
was  called  by  the  Church  of  Jesus  Christ  of  Latter-day  Saintb  to  drive  a  team  hack  to 
the  Missouri  river  to  help  immigration  to  Utah,  and  be  was  sisty-flve  days  making  the 
return  Journey.  In  the  summer  of  1864.  he  was  called  on  to  move  his  family  to  Oxford. 
Bannock  county,  Idaho,  where  he  became  bishop  of  the  church,  and  where  he  resided 
for  twelve  years.  In  1869  he  went  to  Missouri  and  Illinois  on  a  mission  and  was  away 
for  eight  months.  In  June,  1S70,  he  went  to  Arledna,  where  he  spent  a  summer  making 
locations  and  prospective  settlements,  and  returned  the  following  fall.  Having  spent 
twelve  years  as  bishop  in  Oxford,  Mr.  Nelson  returned  to  Franklin  and  farmed  for  three 
rears,  when  he  went  to  Hiverdale,  Franklin  county,  and  bought  one  hundred  and  sixty 
acres  of  land  In  January,  187S.  He  has  continued  to  reside  on  this  farm  ever  since.  He 
is  now  elghty-nlse  years  ot  age  and  is  probably  the  only  one  living  of  those  who  were 
baptized  into  the  church  at  Nauvoo,  Illinois,  by  the  Prophet  Joseph  Smith.  His  wife  is 
also  living  and  Is  now  aged  eighty-two  years. 

Taylor  Nelson  was  reared  In  Franklin  county  and  was  educated  in  its  public  schoola. 
He  has  since  been  engaged  at  farming  and  fruit  growing.   In  IBIO  he  removed  to  Preston 



and  built  a  home,  wbere  he  resides  during  school  months  to  enable  his  children  to  avail 
themselves  ol  the  educational  facilities  there  olTered,  but  during  the  summers  he  resides 
on  the  farm.  He  Is  the  owner  of  two  hundred  acres  of  land  seven  miles  trom  Preston, 
on  Bear  river,  and  has  twelve  acres  of  orchard,  given  over  to  the  cultivation  of  peaches, 
cherries  and  apricots,  with  which  he  baa  been  most  successful,  raising  about  one  thousand 
bushels  of  peaches  per  year. 

On  September  21,  1904,  Mr.  Nelson  was  married  to  Susie  Hawkes,  and  Cher  have 
become  the  pareats  of  sii  children,  namely:  Marven  T..  Tbelma,  Vonda.  Parren  T.,  BrmH 
and  Carmen  Rhoda.  In  August,  1S97,  Mr.  Nelson  was  called  on  to  Dll  a  mission  tor  his 
church  In  Georgia  and  returned  in  1900.  He  has  served  as  bishop's  counselor  of  River- 
dale  ward  and  was  bishop  there  from  ISOX  to  1910.  when  be  was  called  to  be  a  counielor 
la  the  Oneida  stake  preEidency.  On  June  6.  1920.  was  made  the  pi-esldent  of  the  Oneida 
stake.  Politically  be  gives  bis  support  to  the  republican  party.  He  Is  chairman  of  the 
local  chapter  of  the  Red  Cross  and  was  a  member  of  the  council  of  defense  during  the 
war  with  Oermany.  He  is  an  officer  of  the  Parm  Bureau  and  gives  practical  attention 
to  alt  matters  concerning  the  public  welfare. 

A.  C.  WHITE. 

Among  the  representatives  of  the  lumber  industry  in  Bonner  county  who  by  reason 
of  their  capable  management  and  enterprise  in  business  are  deserving  of  more  than  pass- 
ing mention  is  A.  C.  White,  who  has  come  to  the  northwest  from  New  England.  He 
was  born  at  Qrafton,  Vermont.  March  IS,  1866.  and  Is  a  eon  of  Charles  S.  and  Carrie 
(Merrlfleld)  White,  both  of  whom  were  also  natives  of  Grafton.  The  lather  devoted 
his  life  to  the  occupation  of  farming,  to  lumbering  and  manufacturing  and  by  resson 
of  the  importance  of  his  business  affairs  and  his  public  spirit  was  recognized  as  one 
of  the  leading  citizens  of  his  town. 

A.  C.  White  was  a  public  school  pupil  at  Grafton  until  he  had  mastered  the  branches 
of  learning  there  taught,  after  which  he  entered  the  Vermont  Academy.  He  left  New 
England  in  tSST  and  made  his  way  westward  to  S'lglnaw.  Michigan,  where  he  engaged 
in  the  lumber  buslnesB,  learning  every  phase  of  the  trade  from  the  cutting  of  the  tim- 
ber In  the  forest  unti>  it  was  handled  aa  a  finished  product.  He  afterward  devoted 
fifteen  years  to  carrying  on  the  lumber  business  oh  his  own  account  at  Saginaw,  de- 
veloping a  business  of  exten^tive  and  gratifying  proportions.  At  the  s»me  time  he 
never  allowed  the  desire  tor  success  to  shut  out  other  interests  end  activities  and 
while  at  Saginaw  was  active  in  support  of  all  those  Interests  which  are  a  matter  of 
dvic  virtue  and  of  civic  pride.  He  ulso  sought  the  moral  progress  of  the  community, 
was  the  president  of  the  Young  Men's  Christian  Asaociation  for  five  years  and  was 
nn   active  and   earnest  member   of   the   Bipttst   church. 

On  the  11th  of  March.  1909,  Mr.  While  arrived  in  Laclede,  Idaho,  where  he  pur- 
chased the  buHlncBH  of  the  Laclede  Lumber  Company  and  then  reorganized  under  the 
name  of  the  A.  C.  White  Lumber  Company.  He  is  today  the  owner  of  a  One  lumber 
mill,  splendidly  equipped,  which  cuts  twenty-five  million  feet  of  lumber  yearly.  He 
handles  the  Idaho  white  and  western  pine  and  his  business  has  assumed  extensive 
and  profitable  proportions.  The  thorouehness  of  his  preliminary  training,  his  sound 
Judgment  and  keen  sagacity  in  business  affairs  have  been  potent  ekmenta  In  his  suc- 
cess, Mr.  White  has  also  done  important  work  for  his  tallow  townemeu.  He  built 
fifty  homes  for  his  employes  where  the  town  of  Laclede  now  stands.  The  district 
was  covered  with  stumps  when  he  took  up  his  abode  here  and  with  its  subsequent 
development  and  progress  he  h'>s  been  closely  associated. 

Mr.  White  was  married  to  Miss  Anna  Whiting,  a  daughter  of  Lauren  Whiting,  a 
prcmineut  physician  of  Saginaw,  Michigan.  She  Is  a  graduate  of  the  Boston  Con- 
servatory of  Music  and  was  the  leading  organist  and  also  chorister,  of  Saginaw.  She 
has  done  much  to  develop  musicil  taste  and  talent  In  Laclede  and  few  towns  of  its 
size  hold  to  as  high  musical  standards.  To  Mr.  and  Mrs,  White  have  been  born 
three  children:   Margaret,  .Marlon  and  Albert  S. 

Both  Mr.  au.1  Mrs.  White  are  consistent  members  of  the  Baptist  church,  of  which 
his  brother,  Rev.  A.  F,  White,  was  pastor  at  one  time  for  ten  years  and  was  &  liberal 
promoter  of  the  moral  and  social  life  of  the  community.  A,  C.  White  assisted  m^tterially 
In  the  building  of  the  church  and  has  been  an  active  worker  in  the  Young  Men's  Chris- 
tian Association.     He  was  also  one  of  the  builders  of  the  fine  schoolhouse  at  Laclede 


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and  during  tbe  World  war  he  served  as  a  member  of  the  Booner  Coonly  Defenie 
Coanell.  He  has  contributed  in  large  meaaure  to  the  material,  intellectual,  aoclal 
and  moral  pragresB  of  his  community  and  well  deseirea  recognition  as  one  of  the 
representative  and  prominent  cltlseus  of  Laclede.  ' 


WUllam  H.  Casey,  a  well  known  and  well-to-do  tanner,  owning  fortr  acres  of  land 
in  Ada  county,  was  bom  in  Clinton  conntr.  IIlinoiB,  November  30,  1873,  the  flret-bora 
child  of  Matthew  Casey  and  wife,  further  reference  to  whom  will  be  found  on  another 
page  of  this  work.  He  was  thirteen  years  old  when  hie  parents  removed  to  Idaho  In 
1S8S,  and  upon  their  homesteading  a  tract  of  one  hundred  and  sixty  acres,  north  of 
Ustick,  in  Ada  county,  in  1S93.  he  removed  with  them  to  this  ranch,  which  has  been> 
is  the  family  ever  since.  As  the  eldest  son.  he  was  bis  father's  principal  helper  In  the 
task  of  clearing  the  land,  which  was  covered  with  Bagebmah.  and  to  this  work  be 
rigorously  applied  himself,  finally  having  the  satisfaction  of  seeing  a  well  Improved 
ranch  develop.  Mr.  Casey,  who  is  now  farty-alz  years  old  and  has  been  married  for  over 
twenty-four  years,  has  never  left  the  homestead  and  he  is  now  the  owner  of  forty  acres 
of  the  original  tract,  all  of  which  he  farms  with  the  exception  of  a  few  acres  given  over 
to  an  orchard.  He  U  generally  recognised  as  one  of  the  progressive  and  up'todata 
tanners  In  the  Ustick  district  of  Ada  county,  where  he  Is  known  as  possessing  all  the 
qualities  demanded  by  good  cltlienshlp. 

On  January  2S,  1S96,  Mr.  Casey  was  married  to  Maud  DavlsBon,  who  was  bom  in 
Maccm  county,  Hlasauri,  July  9,  ISSO,  a  daughter  of  Frank  and  Martha  (Lister)  Davlason, 
with  whom  she  came  to  Boise  valley  when  she  was  nine  ye^rs  old,  in  1889.  Mr.  and 
Mrs.  Casey  are  the  parents  of  Six  living  children:  Orrille  W..  bom  November  ZS,  1S99; 
May  Nora,  January  19.  1891;  Earl  J..  April  2.  1905;  Floyd  A.,  June  10,  1907;  Evelyn  M., 
Fehraary  13,  1910,  and  Hazel  M.,  October  16.  191G.  One  daughter,  Marie,  died  when 
an  infant  of  ten  months;  she  was  between  May  and  Earl. 

Mr.  and  Mrs.  Casey  and  members  of  their  family  are  earnest  membms  of  the 
McMtllsn  Methodist  Episcopal  church  in  their  neighborhood  and  In  the  community  affairs 
they  take  a  warm  and  practical  interest.  Thsy  are  supporters  of  the  democratic  party. 
Hr.  Casey  was  fonnerly  a  director  of  the  Settlers  ditch  committee. 


Captain  James  Oraham,  who  passed  away  in  1908,  had  for  a  number  of  yean  twin 
classed  with  the  representative  members  of  the  Idaho  bar  and  until  within  a  short 
time  of  his  death  had  filled  the  office  of  county  attorney  of  Kootenai  county.  His  life 
record  le  Inseparably  interwoven  with  the  history  of  Coeur  d'AIene,  for  he  was  one  of 
its  incorporators  and  Its  first  msyor.  With  many  phtttes  of  the  city's  development  he 
was  closely  associated  and  the  greater  part  of  his  life  was  spent  in  Idaho,  where  bis 
activities  were  so  directed  as  to  make  him  one  of  the  leading  and  valued  realdeuts 
of  the  state.  He  was  numbered  among  the  native  sons  of  the  Emerald  isle,  his  birth 
having  occurred  at  Crossreagb,  in  County  Monaghan,  Ireland,  December  26,  1866.  There 
the  first  twelve  years  of  bis  lite  were  passed,  after  which  he  came  with  liis  parents  to 
the  United  States,  the  family  Jonmeylng  across  the  continent  to  the  Pacific  coast  After 
a  brief  residence  at  Walla  Walla,  Washington,  thsy  removed  to  ColvlIIe,  Idaho,  and 
thereafter  Captain  Oraham  was  a  resident  of  this  state.  He  was  closely  associated  with 
Its  pioneer  development  and  with  its  later  progreas  and  Improvement.  For  a  time  he 
acted  as  mail  carrier  between  CoMlle  and  Spokane,  Washington,  and  later  secured  a 
position  in  the  hardware  store  of  Louis  Zlegler  through  the  Influence  of  his  uncle,  James 
Honaghan,  who  was  a  wealthy  and  prominetit-  resident  of  Spokane  and  who  fslt  the 
keenest  Interest  In  his  favorite  nephew,  James  Graham.  After  two  years  passed  in  the 
employ  of  Mr.  Zlegler,  Captain  Qrsham  began  working  for  his  uncle,  Mr.  Monaghan, 
who  at  that  time  iwas  a  post  trader  at  Coeur  d'AIene.  He  gained  broad  bufiiness  experi- 
ence In  this  way  and  won  advancement  from  time  to  time.  He  acted  as  purser  on  the 
Kootenai,  sailing  on  the  Coeur  d'AIene  lake  and  river,  and  he  also  bad  charge  of  the 
office  ot  the  old  mission,  looking  after  supplies  sent  to  the  amiy  post  and  to  the  mines. 

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He  became  a  familiar  flgnre  In  mining  circles,  tor  be  acted  ae  expert  accountant  for 
several  mining  companiea  as  well  as  for  S.  S.  Glldden  and  for  tbe  Llebe  interests  of 
San  Francisco. 

Wben  In  1894  Captain  Graham  was  appointed  registrar  at  the  United  States  land 
office  at  Coeur  d'Aleae  be  again  became  a  resident  of  this  cttj'.  He  occupied  tbe  position 
of  registrar  for  four  years.  His  leisure  hours  during  that  period  were  devoted  to  the 
atndy  of  law,  fats  reading  being  largely  directed  by  the  Hon.  Robert  B.  McFarland. 
Laudable  ambition  prompted  him  to  broaden  bis  knowledge  by  reading  and  study  and  be 
also  learned  many  valuable  lessons  through  varied  experiences.  A  con  temporary  writer 
has  said  of  bim:  "He  possessed  a  resjwnslTe  mind  and  retentive  memory  and  from  each 
experience  of  life  learned  the  lessons  it  contained.  Moreover,  he  read  broidly  and 
thought  deeply  and  thns  laid  the  foundation  for  the  study  of  law,  displaying  notable 
ambition  and  courage  In  his  efforts  to  educate  himself  for  the  legal  profession  under 
circumstances  and  conditions  which  would  fave  utterly  disheartened  many  a  man  of  less 
resolute  spirit  and  determination.  In  1S9T  be  was  admitted  to  practice  before  the 
supreme  court  of  Idaho  and  entered  upcm  the  active  work  of  the  profession,  in  which 
he  would  undoubtedly  have  attained  an  eminent  position  had  death  not  dlalmed  him. 
In  tbe  year  .in  which  he  began  practice — 1S97 — he  was  appointed  by  Oovemor  Steunen- 
berg  as  one  of  the  delegates  to  the  Trans-Mlssisslppl  Congress  in  Salt  Lake,  Utah." 

Captain  Graham  was  always  a  close  student  of  public  afCalrs.  especially  of  those 
questions  which  he  regarded  as  of  vital  importance  to  the  welfare  of  community,  com- 
monwealth and  country.  He  became  the  earnest  champion  of  many  interests  for  the 
public  good  and  Idaho  long  recognized  <n  blm  one  of  the  democratic  leaders  of  the  state. 
He  was  heard  again  and  again  In  the  discussion  of  Important  problems  from  the  public 
platform  during  campaigns  and'ln  this  direction  his  aid  was  often  sought  outside  the 
state.  His  fltness  tor  the  position  led  to  his  appointment  as  a  delegate  to  the  Trans- 
Hlssissippl  Congress,  which  met  In  Salt  Lake  City,  Utah,  In  July.  18B7.  and  one  of 
the  most  memorable  speeches  of  that  convention  was  the  one  in  which  Csptain  Graham 
advocated  reciprocity,  a  question  which  bad  previously  received  very  little  consideration 
from  the  public  He  said  In  part  on  that  occasion:  "I  have  never  been  more  Impressed 
with  the  greatness  of  my  country  and  the  genius  of  Its  founders  than  when  I  look  at  thla 
congress  and  reflect  upon  the  vast  area  It  represents — not  &  section  but  an  empire; 
a  country  greater  In  extent,  more  prolific  In  the  possibilities  of  her  productions,  than  tbe 
Roman  empire  at  Its  extremest  extent  I  am  also  mindful  of  the  fact  that,  had  we  clung 
with  the  pertinacity  which  It  deserved  to -the  tine  of  54-40  embraced  in  tbe  Louisiana 
purchase.  Instead  of  accepting  the  49th  parallel,  we  now  would  have  hod  the  best  mineral 
region  of  British  Columbia.    This  empire  was  the  result  of  a  purchase  of  eleven  millions. 

"The  relation  that  the  Trans-Mlsslsslppl  occupies,  and  particularly  tbe  state  which 
I  represent,  to  that  disputed  area  north  of  the  49th  parallel  and  south  of  54-40  la  of 
peculiar  moment.  I  verity  believe  that  had  the  genius  of  Jamestown  landed  in  San 
Francisco  bay  and  the  genius  of  Plymouth  Rock  at  the  mouth  of  tbe  Columbia,  it  would 
have  been. centuries  before  the  settlers  of  America  would  have  crossed  tbe  Slerr&s  and 
the  Rockies  to  settle  the  wastes  and  plains. 

"Nine  years  after  '49  the  sons  of  California  were  opening  up  to  the  world  the  Interior 
of  British  Columbia,  Cariboo  and  Fraser  river.  This  Influx  showed  the  possibilities  In 
the  production  of  the  precious  metals,  and  the  reflex  led  to  tbe  wonderful  discoveries  of 
Idaho,  Montana.  Washington  and  eastern  Oregon.  I  heard  tbe  assertion  that  Iiad  It  not 
been  tor  these  adventurers,  the  wonderful  possibilities  of  that  section  would  never  have 
been  shown  to  our  cousins  on  the  other  side  of  the  line  marking  British  Columbia. 

"Our  English  cousins  have,  In  my  bumble  Judgment,  established  a  wise  system  of 
mining  legislation,  and  have  cut  off  that  thing  known  as  'extra-lateral  rights,'  and  every 
encouragement  Is  given  to  the  foreigner.  The  only  requirement  is  that  the  prospector 
take  out  a  free  miners'  license,  costing  five  dollars,  and  renew  It  each  year. 

"The  result  of  this  In  the  last  four  years  has  been  astounding.  From  Trail  to 
Kootenai  and  from  the  line  to  Cariboo  tbe  eye  Is  everywhere  fretted  with  the  mineral 
stake.  The  American  miner  has  been  everywhere.  Tbe  minister  of  mines  reports  the 
silver  production  in  British  Columbia  In  JS9S  at  (977.229  and  In  1896  at  {2,100,000. 
despite  the  low  price.  The  copper  In  1S9G  was  worth  147,642  and  in  1S96  fl69,926.  Lead 
In  1896  amonnted  to  $721,384,  coal  to  f2.818.9S2  and  gold  to  tl,7gg,206.  Tbe  Influx  ot 
American  capital  and  American  miners  In  that  region  has  Increased  the  total  value  of  all 
mining  prodncts  from  (2,608,608  In  1891  to  (7.146,426  in  1896.  All  the  large  mines, 
the  Le  Rol,  Slocan  Star,  the  Reco  and  others  are  owned,  opened  and  developed  by 
Americans.    In  1896  In  Spokane.  Washington,  three  hundred  and  sixty-three  companies 



vera  orgaolied  with  a  total  capital  of  fSOD.eZG.OOO  tor  operaUon  In  th«  mines  of  British 
Columbia,  and  Americans  have  put  their  capital  Into  railroads  and  smelters  theret 

"With  this  data,  what  Is  our  true  poller  to  this  American  section  situated  In  a  foreign 
country  that  should  belone  to  us?  What  Is  the  best  policy  to  protect  American  rights 
and  Interests  there?  Our  English  cousins  mean  to  be  just,  but  hostile  legislatfon  here 
brings  retaliatory  measures  there.  Can  we.  or  should  we,  place  a  high  protective  tariff 
npon  oree  from  that  country  which  naturally  seek  an  outlet  through  ours? 

"If  a  tariff  ie  forced  upon  them  they  will  retaliate  with  an  export  duty  on  the  rich 
gold  and  copper  ores,  keeping  them  away  frofti  our  smelters.  Reciprocity  should  be 
cultivated,  but  under  It  we  are  stared  in  the  face  with  the  fact  that  our  reciprocity  can 
only  be  with  England,  which  means  that  free  trade  with  England  would  be  extorted 
from  us.  Again,  I  cannot  see  where  lead  ores  need  any  protection.  In  the  Coeur  d'Alenes 
six  miles,  almost  contiguous,  produce  more  in  tonnage  and  value  of  lead-silver  ores 
than  all  of  British  Columbia,  and  I  have  never  found  how  a  tariff  on  lead  has  ever 
helped  these  people.  In  ISSS  to  1S89.  without  a  Urlff  on  lead,  their  ores  brought  six 
cents  per  pound;  with  a  tariff  of  one  and  one-half  cents,  under  Harrison,  lead  tell  from 
three  to  four  cents  per  pound. 

"As  to  our  commercial  relations:  Our  cereals  and  garden  produce  these  people 
mnst  have,  and  a  schedule  of  prices  can  be  arranged  under  the  genius  of  reciprocity. 
The  whole  policy  is  to  avoid  unfriendly  relations  with  these  peculiar  people  who  are 
more  of  and  for  us  than  they  are  for  the  English  or  the  English  manufacturer.  If, 
however,  unfriendly  legislation  on  our  part  should  breed  hostile  legislation  on  theirs, 
and  the  miners'  license  should  be  abrogated,  and  Americans  were  compelled  to  abjure 
their  allegiance  In  order  to  Invest  their  money,  let  us  remember  that  this  energy  would 
invite  the  adventorous  to  the  fields  south  of  the  line  under  our  own  flag. 

"Xet  ua  frame  those  laws  which  will  secure  for  us  the  realization  of  the  'manifest 
destiny'  of  the  American  people.  Their  destiny  has  guided  them  to  the  west,  and  the 
reflux  has  ewept  them  north  and  south  and  will  not  be  consummated  until  Columbia 
shall  stand  upon  her  own  waterways  through  the  isthmus  In  Central  America  and  can 
claim  In  one  vast  homogenous  people  the  entire  area  from  her  waterway  In  the  Isthmns 
to  UAO." 

His  address  elicited  the  most  thoughtful  consideration  and  attention  from  men 
prominent  throughout  the  United  States  and  showed  bim  to  be  a  master  of  the  sitnatlon. 
It  brought  to  him  an  attention  that  would  have  undoubtedly  been  a  stepping-stone  to 
high  political  honors  had  not  death  intervened.  When  the  Spanish-American  war  was 
begun  In  1898  he  was  tendered  the  office  of  major  of  the  First  Idaho  Infantry  by  Governor 
Stennenberg,  but  his  belief  that  others  were  better  qualified  for  the  position  led  him  to 
decline.  However,  he  did  become  quartennaster  for  the  regiment  with  the  rank  of  flrst 
Uentensnt,  and  after  gaining  some  experience  in  the  field  as  a  soldier  in  the  Philippines 
he  accepted  the  captaincy  of  Company  C,  First  Idaho  Infantry,  and  was  serving  with 
that  rank  when  the  war  was  brought  to  a  close. 

In  the  practice  of  law  Captain  Graham' won  tor  himself  a  most  creditable  and  enviable 
position.  He  prepared  his  cases  with  great  thoroughness  and  care  and  was  broadly 
Camltiar  with  the  principles  of  Jurleprudeace.  In  ISOO  he  was  elected  county  attorney 
of  Kootenai  county  and  continued  to  serve  in  that  capacity  until  obliged  to  retire  from 
the  ofilee  on  account  of  failtng  health.  He  had  never  enjoyed  good  health  after  his 
return  from  the  Spanish-American  war  and  death  called  him  on  the  15th  of  August, 
1906.  He  had  In  the  meantime  built  up  a  good  law  practice  and  he  had  also  become 
me  of  the  owners  of  the  water  and  light  plant  at  Coeur  d'AIene,  which  he  reorganised 
and  placed  upon  a  substantial  basts.  Other  buslnens  Interests  also  profited  by  his  keen 
discernment  and  capable  management.  hlB  judgment  at  all  times  being  sound  and  his 
discrimination  keen. 

At  SpcAaue,  Waehlngton,  Captain  Graham  was  married  on  the  17th  of  February, 
1896,  to  Miss  Teresa  M.  Kildea,  daughter  of  Patrick  and  Marts  (Crorwder)  Kildea,  of 
Flngel,  Ontario,  Canada.  Captain  Qraham  was  a  member  of  the  Elks  Lodge  No.  228  of 
Spokane  and  at  Walla  Walla  had  connection  with  the  Catholic  Order  of  Foresters.  His 
chief  activity  outside  of  professional  lines,  however,  was  in  support  of  the  political 
principles  and  activities  in  which  he  bo  strongly  believed  and  as  Coenr  d'Alene's  flrst 
mayor  he  gave  to  the  city  a  moat  progressive  and  businesslike  administration.  He 
looked  beyond  the  exigencies  of  the  moment  to  the  opportunities  and  possibilities  ot 
the  future  and  laid  broad  end  deep  the  foundation  upon  which  has  been  built  the  present 
prceress  and  prosperity  ot  the  city.  Of  him  it  has  been  said:  '''His  life  was  notable  In 
Its  devotion  to  public  and  private  duties.     Unassuming  in  manner,  he  was   neither 

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flatterad  by  the  honora  oC  public  offlce  nor  tempted  hy  ita  emolument,  preferriUK  tbe 
more  familiar  dntfee  within  the  range  of  hla  accnatpmed  aCtlTltlee.  On  one  occasion 
ke  wae  Bomlnate4:  br  acclamation  as  democratic  candidate  for  conKreBs.  but  declined 
to  make  the  rac«,  feelloK  be  could  serre  his  own  and  the  people's  Intereets  better  at 
home.  He  was  endowed  by  nature  with  keen  mentality,  bnt  the  development  cd  his 
powers  was  dne  to  his  own  ambition  and  ntllizatlon  of  every  opportunity  thst  presented 
Itself.  There  were  In 'him  the  qualities  which  enabled  him  to  overcome  difficulties 
and  obstacles  .and  make  continuous  advancement,  actuated  by  a  laudable  ambition  that 
recognized  the  obligations  of  the  Individual  to  choose  only  those  things  which  are  most 
worth  whjle  and  which  render  the  life  of  each  one  of  greatest  service  in  the  world'a 

Mrs.  Graham  Is  one  of  the  best  known  women  of  Idaho.  She  occupies  a  handsome 
residence  at  Coeur  d'Alene,  commanding  a  beautiful  view  of  the  lake,  her  place  being 
called  Villa  Glendalongb,  after  a  famoue  villa  In  County  Wlcklow,  Ireland,  which  was 
(he  birthplace  of  her  mother.  Mrs.  Qraham  has  t^e  distinction  of  being  the  first  woman 
to  be  placed  on  the  notification  committee  in  the  United  States  to  notify  the  president  and 
vice  president  of  tbeir  election.  She  was  the  first  woman  delegate  to  the  democratic 
natfcoiBl  convention  at  St  LfOals,  Hissonri,  aud  was  made  national  committee  woman 
for  Idaho  on  the  national  democratic  committee.  She  Is  the  president  of  the  Women's 
Democratic  Club  of  Kootenai  county.  During  the  war  period  she  was  extremely  active 
in  support  of  Interests  calculated  to  promote  the  welfare  of  the  soldiers  or  to  finance 
the  war.  She  was  made  a  member  of  the  executive  board  of  the  Red  Cross,  of  the 
Idaho  Chapter,  and  was  treasurer  of  the  Kootenai  County  Chapter.  She  was  also  state 
diairman  of  the  Women's  Liberty  Loan  drives  through  appointment  of  Secretary 
HcAdoo  and  she  was  appointed  by  Oovemor  Alexander  on  the  Idaho  Industrial  Welfare 
Commission,  which  is  the  minimum  wage  committee  of  the  state.  She  was  made  a 
member  of  the  Idaho  State  Council  of  Defense  and  by  reason  of  ber  Important  work 
bas  become  known  from  one  end  of  the  country  to  the  other.  She  Is  also  the  builder 
and  owner  of  three  of  the  most  attractive  busineas  blocks  of  the  city,  one  '<rf  which  ia 
the  home  of  the  Blks  Club.  She  possesses  splendid  executive  ability  and  is  keenly 
interested  in  all  those  forces  irbith  make  for  public  progress,  her  efforts  being  particu- 
larly beneficial  and  resultant  in  behalf  of  tbe  democratic  party. 


Lester  G.  Taylor  was  born  February  S,  1876,  at  Macomb,  Michigan,  his  parents  being 
Jay  and  Mary  N.  (Glddings)  Taylor.  His  boyhood  days  were  spent  in  the  state  (rf  his 
nativity  and  after  mastering  the  branches  of  learning  taught  In  the  public  schools  he 
Ctmtlnued  bis  stifles  In  the  Northern  Indiana  Normal  School  at  Valparaiso.  Later  he 
was  located  for  a  time  at  Mlshawaka.  Indiana,  where  he  was  connected  with  the  Mlsha- 
waka  Woolen  Manufacturing  Company  for  a  period  of  three  years.  In  1904  ha  came  to 
the  west,  making  his  way  to  Heybnm.  Idaho,  where  he  was  engaged  In  merchandising 
on  his  own  account  far  a  time.  Later  he  became  connected  with  the  Riverton  Lumber  ft 
Hardware  Company  at  Heybum  and  afterward  went  to  Rupert,  Idaho,  where  he  was  with 
the  Lumber  C  Hardware  Company  tor  a  period  of  two  years.  In  1916  he  removed  to 
Pant,  cconlng  to  this  place  to  accept  his  present  position  in  connection  with  the  Paul 
Store  Company,  Incorporated,  of  which  be  Is  the  vice  president.  He  bas  since  been 
active  in  the  management  and  control  of  the  business,  which  has  constantly  grown  in 
vtdnme  and  Importance  until  the  s}ore  now  hss  an  extensive  trade  and  its  pitronage 
Is  steadily  increasing.  Me  Is  actuated  by  a  spirit  of  progress  in  alt  that  he  undertakes 
and  in  hie  commercial  pursuits  he  has  bees  a  close  student  of  the  signs  and  conditions 
of  the  times  and  has  been  able  to  give  his  patrons  the  beat  and  latest  that  the  markets 
of  the  world  afford.  He  Is  thoroughly  reliable  In  all  of  his  dealings,  building  hla  suo- 
cesBUpon  the  firm  foundation  of  Industry  and  integrity. 

In  the  spring  of  1912  Mr.  Taylor  was  united  In  marriage  to  Miss  Florence  Walch, 
a  native  of  Utah  and  a  daughter  of  Albert  and  Jeannette  (Harvey)  Walch.  They  now 
have  an  Interesting  little  son,  Wayne. 

Mr.  Taylor  maintains  an  independent  course  in  regard  to  politics.  He  Is  not  neglect- 
tul  of  the  duties  of  cltlsensbip,  however,  bnt  on  the  contrary  takes  the  keenest  interest 
la  everything  that  pertains  to  the  welfare  and  progress  of  his  adopted  city  and  state 
and  he  Is  now  serving  on  the  town  board.    Fraternally  he  is  a  Mason  and  for  five  yean 

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waa  master  of  bis  lodge  at  H«Tbnm,  Idaho.  He  la  a  most  loyal  and  devoted  (ollower  of 
tbe  craft,  exemplifying  Its  teachings  Id  everr  relation  of  life.  He  has  nerer  had  ooca- 
■lon  to  regret  his  detennioation  to  try  his  fortune  in  the  northwest,  for  here  he  has 
tonnd  the  opportunities  vhlcb  he  sought  and  in  their  ntUtsatlon  has  steadllf  advanced 
toward  the  goal  of  success.  He  has  also  known  the  stimulating  thrill  that  comes  through 
the  bnstneea  conditions  of  the  west,  where  opportnnltf  is  so  wldelj  open  to  ell,  calling 
for  the  exercise  of  one's  beet  qualities.  He  Is  constantly  seelcing  out. new  methods  to 
develop  the  trade  of  the  store  with  which  be  ts  now  connected  and  has  displayed  marked 
InltlatlTe  in  the  introduction  of  plana  which  have  been  directly  beneficial  In  the  upbuild- 
ing of  the  buelneas. 


Seymour  H.  Spencer,  the  popular  county  superintendent  o(  schools  in  Bear  LAke 
county.  Is  a  native  son  of  that  county,  bom  In  Perls,  July  IS,  1S88,  his  pirenta  being 
George  B.  and  Leonora  (Home)  Spencer.  The  father  was  born  In  Massachusetts  and  the 
mother  Id  Utah,  but  both  took  up  their  residence  In  Bear  LAke  county,  Idaho,  many 
years  ago.  In  1849  George  B.  Spencer  crossed  the  plains  to  Utah,  where  he  worked  at 
farming  and  later  acquired  a  tract  of  land,  which  he  operated  until  1874,  when  he  removed 
to  Bear  Lake  county,  Idaho.  Here  be  made  a  desert  entry,  and  bought  land  whleh  he 
improved  and  cultivated,  operating  the  same  place  ever  since.  He  now  lives  practically 
retired,  having  reached  the  age  ot  eighty  years.  In  hia  time  he  held  a  number  of  public 
oHlces  and  was  always  very  active  In  politics.  He  served  as  treasurer  of  Bear  Lake 
county,  as  Judge  of  the  probate  court  and  as  sheriff.  He  has  always  been  active  In  tbe 
Church  of  Jeans  Christ  of  Latter-day  Satats  and  waa  In  the  bishopric  of  one  ot  the  Paris 
wards  for  some  time  and  filled  a  three  year  mission  In  SwIUerland,  Oermany  and  Prance. 
His  wife  Is  still  living. 

Seymour  H.  Spencer  was  reared  and  educated  In  Parts  and  was  the  first  male  gradu- 
ate ot  the  Fielding  Academy  ot  Paris,  there  being  five  girls  and  himself  graduated  In 
190&.  He  then  taught  school  Id  Paris  for  four  years  and  In  the  country  for  one  year, 
following  which  he  spent  two  and  one-half  years  Id  the  University  ot  Utah,  from  which 
he  was  graduated  with  the  degree  of  B.  A.  He  then  assumed  the  duties  of  snpertn* 
tendsDt  of  schools,  to  which  office  he  was  elected  in  the  fall  of  1916  and  reelected  Is 
191S.  Hr.  Spencer  Is  a  member  of  the  Paris  city  council,  with  which  he  has  been  cod- 
nected  for  several  years.  He  is  first  counselor  to  Bishop  Morris  D.  Low,  of  Paris  second 
ward,  and  has  held  various  other  offices  In  the  Church  of  Jesus  Christ  of  Latter-day' 
Saints.  He  has  interests  in  farming  and  cattle  raising,  in  both  of  which  he  has  mat  with 
considerable  success.  He  Is  a  strong  supporter  of  the  democratic  party  and  active  Id 
political  work.  He  takes  an  earnest  Interest  In  all  matters  pertaining  to  the  welfare 
of  the  community  In  which  be  resides. 


Orvllle  Allen,  who  owns  and  occupies  a  splendidly  Improved  ranch  property  com- 
prtslng  eighty  acres  snd  situated  six  end  a  half  miles  norUiwest  of  Meridian,  came  to 
Idaho  from  Utah  In  1901.  He  had  lived  in  the  latter  state,  however,  for  a  period  of  only 
two  years,  having  prevlonsly  made  his  home  In  Kansas  for  many  years.  His  birth 
occurred  In  Montana  on  the  IZtb  of  August.  1867.  his  parents  being  Ell  and  Julia  (Poole) 
Allen,  tlie  former  bom  In  one  of  the  eastern  states,  while  the  latter  Is  a  native  of  Ohio. 
Hr.  Allen  died  in  Idaho  on  the  31st  of  December,  1906,  bat  Is  still  survived  by  his  wldov, 
who  now  mskes  her  home  with  her  children. 

Orvllle  Allen  was  a  youth  of  fifteen  years  when  he  accompanied  his  parents  on  their 
removal  to  Kansss  and  it  was  in  the  Sunflower  state  that  he  met  and  married  Mies  Ella 
RoM,  their  wedding  being  celebrated  September  28,  1892.  She  was  bora  In  Jefferson 
county,  Iowa,  December  23, 1869,  a  daughter  of  James  and  Catherine  (Thompson)  Ross, 
who  were  natives  of  Scotland  but  were  married  In  Canada.  Both  have  now  passed 
away.  To  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Allen  have  been  bora  three  children  one  ot  whom  Is  deceased. 
Rslph  Kenneth,  whoee  birth  occurred  January  17,  1894,  was  married  on  the  26th  ot 
September,  1914,  to  Ida  Lnoile  Browning  and  died  of  Influeiua  on  the  SEth  ot  Jannarr, 



1920,  aged  twenty-fliz  years  and  elgbt  dan.  He  lelt  a  widow  and  two  ecHu:  Cheater 
Eennetb,  bom  October  23,  191$;  and  Ralph  Wendell,  whose  natal  day  was  Jtine  11,  1920. 
Gladys,  the  second  child  or  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Orrllle  Allen,  was  bom  October  25,  189S,  and  Is 
now  the  wife  of  Rodney  Ollrer.  Ell  Roes,  the  jounEest  of  the  family,  was  bom  on  the 
7th  of  June.  1907. 

Hr.  and  Mrs.  Allen  haTo  lived  In  the  same  nelKhborhood  northwest  of  Meridian 
since  their  arrival  In  this  state  In  1901.  while  since  1903  they  have  resided  ccmtlDnonsly 
on  tbelr  preeent  ranch  property  of  eighty  acres,  on  which  they  have  made  all  of  the  Im- 
provements. The  place  Is  equipped  with  modern  conveniences  and  machinery.  In- 
cluding a  tractor  and  a  gaBollne  engine  which  operates  various  useful  devices  by  means 
of  a  system  of  belts  and  an  overhead  shaft.  There  Is  also  a  slIo  on  the  ranch  and  Mr. 
Allen  has  a  number  of  fine  Holeteln  cowe.  In  addition  bo  hla  home  ranch  of  eighty 
acr«B  he  owns  an  Improved  tract  of  twenty  acres  In  the  same  neighborhood,  on  which  be 
has  a  tenant.  He  likewise  owns  a  good  automobile  and  has  long  been  numbered  among 
the  prosperous  and  enterprising  citizens  of  his  community. 

In  politics  Hr.  Allen  Is  Independent  and  while  a  resident  of  Kansas  he  served  In  the 
capacltr  of  road  overseer.  His  religloue  faith  is  Indicated  by  bis  membership  In  the 
Falrview  Congregational  church,  of  which  he  is  a  trustee  and  to  which  his  wife  also 
belongs.  He  is  likewise  identified  with  the  Farmers  Alliance  and  both  he  and  his 
wife  are  members  of  the  Grange.  Mrs.  Allen  belonfs  to  the  Woman's  Christian  Tem- 
perance Union,  to  the  Ladies  Aid  Society  and  to  the  Red  C^roes,  of  which  Hr.  Allen  la 
also  a  member.  They  have  become  widely  and  favorably  known  In  Ada  county  dar- 
ing the  two  decades  of  their  residence  here,  the  number  of  their  friends  steadily  In- 
creasing as  the  circle  of  their  acquaintanceship  has  broadened. 


The  life  record  of  James  Francis  Callahan  reads  almost  like  a  i 
started  out  In  the  world  a  poor  boy.  Year  after  year  he  lived  In  the  hills  of  western 
Idaho,  ever  confident  that  some  day  success  would  attend  his  efforts  in  seirch  for 
those  metals  with  which  nature  has  enriched  the  soil.  Seeming  defeat  was  his  for  a 
long  period,  but  bis  faith  never  wavered,  and  today  Mr.  Callahan  Is  numbered  among 
tile  most  prosperous  residents  of  the  Inland  Empire,  the  possessor  of  many  valuable 
mining  properties,  his  life  being  emblematic  of  the  force  of  faith  and  Judgment. 

Born  In  Galena,  llllnota,  August  12,  1S6S,  he  Is  a  son  ot  Thomas  Paul  and  Hary 
(Sweeney)  Callahan,  natives  of  Ireland.  Coming  to  the  United  States  In  1S44,  Thomas 
P.  Callahan  landed  at  New  Orleans  and  thence  made  his  way  northward  to  Galena, 
Illinois,  where  be  engaged  in  mining  and  also  In  smelter  work,  while  later  he  turned 
hta  attention  to  farming. 

The  educational  opportunttfes  of  James  P.  Callahan  were  limited  to  those  afforded 
by  the  country  schools.  On  the  $tb  of  July,  1876.  when  a  youth  of  eighteen  years,  be 
left  home  with  the  Intention  of  going  to  the  Black  Hills.  For  a  time,  however,  he 
remained  in  Minnesota,  working  on  ranches  and  In  the  timber  districts  of  that  state. 
In  1879  he  removed  to  Hontana,  where  bis  experiences  were  varied.  Including  all 
those  lines  of  activity  which  mark  the  settlement  of  a  new  district.  He  hunted  buffalo 
on  the  plalna.  was  employed  as  a  cowboy  on  itae  great  open  ranges  of  the  state,  also 
engaged  in  freighting,  In  railroad  building  and  eventually  In  contracting  In  the  tie 

On  the  9tb  ot  September,  1883,  Ur.  Callahan.  Arrived  in  the -Coeur  d'Alene  district, 
at  wfaltA  time  Wallaee  and  Murray  were  cities  of  the  future,  not  yet  having  been 
founded.  Eagle  City  was  at  that  i)eriod  but  a  tent  coKwy  and  old  man  Prichard  was 
prospecting  on'  the  site  of  Evolution  and  but  one  cabin  was  seen  on  Nigger  praiiia 
Hr.  Callahan  split  the  shakes  for  the  first  blacksmith  shop  In  the  district  He  also 
brought  Into  the  region  the  first  market  basket  and  the  first  double  axe.  He  was 
engaged  In  proepectlng  and  assisted  in  making  the  North  fork  navigable.  In  I88G  he 
located  the  Puritan,  Hawaiian  and  Prodigal  Son  mining  claims,  which  he  developed. 
It  was  In  the  same  yeir  that  he  discovered  what  Is  now  the  famous  Interstate  Callahan 
mine  but  did  not  locate  the  claim  until  1887.  He  has  located  more  claims  than  any 
man  In  the  district.  Success  with  him  has  not  been  a  matter  nf  littk,  but  of  persistent 
effort  and  close  study  of  the  conditions  of  the  country  as  relating  to  its  mineral 
deposits.     For  over  .twenty  years  he  lived   In  the  hills  under  conditions  that  would 






break  an  ordinary  man,  and  be  never  gave  up  hope,  althouKb  many  men  who  are  eoa- 
'  eldered  eminent  geologlats  said  that  nothing  In  the  way  of  minerals  was  to  be  obtained 
in  this  region.  He  was  looked  upon  lor  a  time  aa  "queer"  by  bla  fellowmen,  but  he 
worked  untiringly  and  diligently  and  wltb  nnfaltering  faith  in  the  country.  Through 
bis  Indirldual  effort  be  bnflt  bis  roads,  never  asking  tor  a  cent  and  never  selling  any 
stock.  Today  be  is  the  owner  of  some  of  the  beat  mining  properties  In  the  district 
and  bis  advance  From  the  position  of  day  laborer  to  tbit  of  millionaire  has  come  to 
him  as  tbe  merited  reward  of  his  energy,  persistency,  taltbfulneea  and  integrity.  He 
is  today  tbe  largest  stockholder  in  the  famous  Interstate  Callahan  mine  and  alao  In 
many  otbere,  including  the  Patuxent.  Dodsou  Jim.  Black  Jack  and  Puritan. 

Throughout  his  entire  life  Mr.  Callahan  has  always  been  a  Arm  believer  In  the 
brotherhood  of  man  and  the  Golden  rule  has  been  bla  religion.  He  has  ever  sought  to 
do  unto  others  as  be  would  have  them  do  unto  him,  and  the  sterling  worth,  of  bis 
character  is  recognized  by  all  who  know  him.  He  has  been  most  generous  to  the  poor 
and  lias  been  a  liberal  and  unostentatious  contributor  to  charitable  Institutions.  He 
bought  and  now  conducts  the  Coeur  d'Alene  Cannery,  not  with  any  desire  for  proQts 
upon  tbe  investment,  but  because  such  an  enterprise  would  furnish  a  market  for  many 
formers  In  whicb  they  might  sell  their  products,  tbe  returns  therefrom  enabling  them 
to  make  homes  for  their  families.  Mr.  Callahan  baa  educated  a  number  of  children 
and  in  a  word  Is  constantly  extending  a  helping  band  where  aid  la  needed.  He  belongs 
to  the  Benevolent  and  Protective  Order  of  Elks,  but  greater  than  are  bis  obligations 
Imposed  by  any  orgauixatlon,  there  stands  the  generous  spirit  of  the  man  whose  lite 
experiences  have  tangbt  him  charity,  klndlinesa  and  sympathy.  The  most  envious 
cannot  grudge  b)m  his  success,  so  honorably  has  It  been  won  and  so  worthily  used. 


Among  those  men  who  have  been  called  upon  to  frame  laws  for  Idaho  Is  Hon. 
Walter  A.  Heiss,  now  serving  as  state  senator  trc»n  Lincoln  county.  His  Interest  In 
the  affairs  of  tbe  commonwealth  Is  prompted  by  a  public-eplrited  devotion  to  the  gen- 
eral good  and  a  devotion  to  a  high  Ideil  of  citizenship.  Mr.  Heiss  resides  at  Jerome, 
Idaho,  where  he  Is  engaged  in  the  real  estate.  Insurance  and  loan  business,  and  It  was  his 
substantial  qualities,  manifest  as  a  businessman  and  citizen,  that  led  to  hie  selection 
for  the  important  position  which  he  is  now  filling.  He  woe  born  In  Morrison,  White- 
side county.  Illinois,  August  30,  1S70.  a  son  of  John  and  Elizabeth  (Wtneke)  Heiss, 
who  were  natives  of  Germany  but  were  married  after  coming  to  this  country,  the 
wedding  being  celebrated  in  Illinois.  T^ke  father  was  a  farmer  by  occupation  but  his 
life's  labors  have  been  ended  in  death.  Tbe  mother  survives  and  Is  now  living  lu 
Chlcaga  Their  family  numbered  ten  children,  eight  sons  and  two  daughters,  of  whom 
Walter  A.  is  the  fourth  In  order  of  birth.    All  of  tbe  children  are  still  living. 

Walter  A.  Helas  was  reared  in  Morrison.  Illinois,  and  educated  In  its  public  schools. 
He  afterward  attended  a  Chicago  busineBB  college  and  bis  youthful  experiences  were 
those  of  the  tarmbred  boy,  which  brought  htm  familiarity  with  the  work  of  the  fields 
and  also  with  the  pleasures  of  outdoor  life  which  the  farm  lad  enjoys.  Upon  reaching 
manhood  he  started  out  in  the  business  world  on  his  own  account.  He  was  employed 
for  a  time  as  a  farm  band  by  the  montb  and  had  worked  in  that  way  before  reaching 
man's  estate.  For  three  years  he  remained  In  the  service  of  a  farmer  whose  place 
adjoined  tbe  old  Heiss  homestead.  In  ISB3  be  became  an  employe  lu  the  Transportation 
building  at  tbe  World's  Columbian  Exposition  In  Chicago  and  after  Its  close  he  re- 
turned to  Morrison,  Illinois.  He  was  for  thirteen  years  en^ged  in  tbe  mercantile  busi- 
ness, dealing  in  harness  and  hardware,  and  in  1908  came  to  Idaho,  settling  at  Jerome, 
where  be  has  since  remained,  actively  engaged  in  tbe  real  estate  and  loan  business. 
He  was  one  of  the  pioneers  of  the  town,  building  tbe  third  house  within  Its  borders. 
In  190V  he  became  one  of  the  organizers  of  the  Farmers  t  Merchants  Bank,  of  which 
be  served  as  a  director  tor  a  long  period.  He  ha^  also  been  one  of  the  buildeiB  of 
Jerome  In  many  other  ways.  Ha  laid  out  tbe  east  and  subdivision  to  the  town  and 
through  his  real  estate  operations  has  contributed  in  substantial  measure  to  the  con- 
tinned  growth  and  upbuilding  of  the  place. 

Mr.  Heiss  and  his  family  occupy  an  attractive  home  in  Jerome.  He  was  married 
Febmarr  17,  ISBT,  to  Amy  MacKenzle.  a  native  of  Illinois  and  of  Scotch  descent.  They 
have  one  son  living,  Clark  Leslie,  who  was  born  February  37,  1904.    Another  son,  Lyell, 



pnwed  away  In  191G  at  the  age  of  sixteen  yean,  at  wlilcb  time  he  was  a  senior  In  tb« 
Jerome  high  BchpoL 

Tbe  family  attend  the  Presbyterian  churcti.  and  Hr.  Helsa  fs  also  a  member  oC 
the  Independent  Order  of  Odd  Fellows  and  the  Elks.  His  political  alleglaDce  la  siren 
to  the  republican  party  and  It  was  afi  one  of  Ita  enpportera  tbat  he  was  elected  to  the 
(rfnee  of  state  senator.  He  bad  previously  served  on  the  flrat  town  board  of  Jerome,  oc- 
cupied the  poettlon  of  county  commissioner  for  four  years  and  Is  now  serrlng  for 
the  second  term  In  the  state  senate,  bavins  been  elected  first  in  1918  and  again  In  191S. 
He  was  made  a  metober  of  the  committee  on  finance,  county  lines  and  boundaries,  and 
immigration  and  labor,  and  he  is  a  close  and  ttaouKbtful  student  of  all  the  vital  qneB> 
tlons  which  come  up  for  settlement  in  relation  to  affairs  toucbing  the  interests  ot 
community  and  commonwealth. 


Hon.  Charles  B.  Faraday  is  numbered  among  those  men  whom  public  (ranchlse  has 
chosen  to  aid  In  framing  the  laws  of  the  commonwealth  as  members  of  the  state  aeniite. 
In  this  connection  he  is  representing  Elmore  county,  being  a  resident  of  Mountain  Home. 
He  has  lived  in  Idaho  aluee  18B1,  removing  to  the  west  (rom  Hirrisburg,  Pennsylvania. 
He  was  bom  In  Bradford  county,  that  state,  on  the  20th  of  November,  1873,  and  was 
reared  and  educated  In  the  east.  When  seventeen  years  of  age  be  cime  to  Idaho  to  win  a 
fortune  if  possible  through  the  opportunities  afforded  In  the  growing  wesL  He  has  since 
lived  in  this  state.  Prom  1891  until  1908  he  resided  In  Owyhee  county  where  he  was 
engaged  in  sheep  and  cattle  raising  end  In  merchandising.  Since  taking  up  his  abode  in 
Mountain  Home  he  has  continued  to  engage  In  the  sheep  and  cattle  business  and  Is  stilt 
the  owner  ot  a  flne  ranch  lif  Owyhee  county  which  returns  to  him  a  most  gratifying 
annnal  income. 

In  his  political  views  Mr.  Faraday  has  always  been  a  democrat  and  In  1909  be  was 
elected  to  serve  for  a  term  in  the  Idibo  House  of  Representatives.  In  the  tall  of  1918 
he  was  returned  to  public  offlce  In  an  election  to  the  poeition  of  state  senator  from 
Elmore  county.  At  that  election  he  carried  every  precinct  in  the  county  but  one.  He 
Is  now  giving  thoughtful  and  earnest  eonaideratlon  to  all  the  important  and  vital  ques- 
tlcoa  vrhlch  come  up  for  settlement  and  his  support  ot  any  measure  is  an  indication  of 
his  firm  belief  in  its  value  as  a  factor  In  good  government  in  the  state  or  in  safeguarding 
the  interests  of  the  commonwealth.  He  Is  a  member  ot  the  Boise  I>odge  of  Elks  and  be 
turns  for  recreation  to  fiahlng,  hunting  and  outdoor  sports.  The  hope  ot  winning  snc- 
eess  by  removal  to  the  west  has  found  tuinilment  during  the  years  of  bis  residence  In 

HON.  A.  I.  HcMAHON. 

Hon.  A.  I.  HcMahon,  engaged  in  the  abstract  business  as  the  founder  and  owner 
of  the  Lincoln  County  Abstract  Company  of  Shoshone,  baa  tor  more  than  a  quarter  ot 
a  century  been  a  resident  ot  Idaho.  He  came  to  this  stito  from  the  province  ot  On- 
tario, Canada,  in  1892  and  through  the  Intervening  period  has  lived  In  Lincoln  county. 
Re  was  born  on  a  farm  In  the  province  ot  Ontario,  October  27,  1871,  a  son  of  John  and 
Mary  (Truman)  McMahon,  both  of  whom  were  natives  of  Ireland.  The  youthful  days 
of  the  son  were  passed  upon  the  home  farm  In  Ontario  and  after  acquiring  a  high  school 
education  there  he  became  a  student  In  the  Valparaiso  (Indiana)  University,  which 
he  attended  from  1890  until  1892.  He  then  came  to  Idaho,  seeking  the  opportunities  of 
the  growing  northwest,  and  established  bis  home  at  Shoshone,  where  he  baa  now  re- 
mained for  twenty-eight  years.  For  two  years  he  was  a  teacher  In  'the  BchoolB  at 
Lincoln  and  Caesia  counties  and  ^cognition  of  his  ability  on  the  part  of  his  fellow- 
men  led  to  his  election  to  the  offlce  of  clerk  of  the  court  of  Lincoln  county  In  1S98.  He 
capably  served  In  that  capacity  and  was  reelected  in  1902.  fliling  the  position  altogether 
tor  eight  years,  or  two  terms  of  four  years  each.  From  1907  until  1910  he  was  register 
of  the  United  States  land  office  at  Halley,  Idaho,  under  appointment  of  President  Roose- 
velt, and  in  the  latter  year  resigned  the  position  to  return  to  Shoshone,  where  he  or- 
ganized and  took  charge  ot  the  Lincoln  County  Abstract  Company  as  manager.    Through 



Ui«  iDterrcnliiK  period  he  baa  given  bis  nndlvlded  bnalneaa  attention  to  the  Intereata 
of  tbe  company  and  bas  the  best  and  most  complete  set  of  abstract  books  In  Ldncoln 
couatir.  Hta  work  Is  cbaracterUed  bjr  absolute  accuracy,  while  hie  fidelity  to  the  Inter- 
ests of  those  who  come  to  bfm  bas  Kalned  for  bim  a  very  large  clientage. 

On  the  21st  of  November,  1896,  Mr.  McMabon  was  united  In  marriage  to  Miss 
Lily  U.  Savlers,  a  native  of  Ohio  and  of  French  descent  on  the  paternal  side.  Her  mother 
was  a  Todd  and  was  related  to  the  wife  of  Abraham  Lincoln.  Mr.  and  Mrs.  McMahon  hare 
become  parents  of  a  son  and  two  daughters:  A.  Delno,  twenty-three  years  of  age,  who 
Is  a  high  school  graduate  and  is  now  assistant  cashier  of  the  Lincoln  County  National 
Bank;  Mary  Margaret,  eighteen  years  of  age.  now  a  senior  In  high  school;  and  Vema 
D.,  fifteen  years  of  age,  who  la  a  Junior  In  the  high  school  of  Shoshone. 

Mr.  HcMahon  has  long  been  deeply  Interested  In  the  cause  of  education  and  Is  now 
aervtng  on  the  board  of  school  trustees  at  Shoshone,  doing  everything  In  his  power 
to  advance  the  welfare  and  promote  tbe  standard  of  the  schools.  For  two  years  be 
has  served  as  mayor  ot  Shoshone,  giving  to  the  city  a  businesslike  and  progressive  ad- 
ministration. In  1918  be  was  elected  on  the  republican  ticket  to  the  office  of  rep- 
resentative In  tbe  Idaho  legislature  from  Lincoln  county  and  was  a  leader  of  the 
party  during  tbe  session  of  1919,  during  which  time  be  served  as  chairman  of  tbe  cran- 
mittee  on  county  lines  and  boundaries.  He  is  a  member  and  one  of  the  trustees  of  the 
First  Methodist  Episcopal  church,  belongs  to  the  Maawic  fraternity  and  is  a  past  master 
of  tbe  lodge,  and  also  has  membership  with  the  Modem  Woodmen  of  America.  In  these 
associations  are  found  the  rules  which  govern  hia  conduct  and  shape  his  career  In  all 
his  relations  with  his  fellowmen.  He  has  a  large  circle  of  warm  friends  thronghout  this 
part  of  the  state,  enjoying  the  high  regard  of  all  with  whom  social,  political  or  business 
relations  have  bronght  him  in  contact. 


William  L.  Kinnear,  now  living  retired  at  Bonners  Ferry,  bas  been  identified  with 
the  nortnwest  since  1870,  coming  to  this  section  ot  the  country  when  a  youtb  ot  flfteen 
years.  He  was  bom  In  Crawford svllle.  Waeblngton  county,  Iowa,  December  14,  186S, 
bis  parents  being  William  Campbell  and  Elizabeth  (Stram)  Kinnear,  both  of  whom 
were  natives  of  Indiana.  In  1825  the  father  removed  to  Iowa,  becoming  one  ot  tbe 
earliest  of  tbe  pioneers  ot  that  state,  where  he  bomesteaded  and  developed  a  farm. 

William  L.  Kinnear  acquired  his  education  In  the  district  schools  near  his  father's 
home  and  continued  his  residence  in  Iowa  until  1870,  when  he  took  up  hie  abode  In 
Portland,  Oregon.  The  toUowins  year  be  went  to  Waltaburg,  Washington.  At  that 
period  there  were  no  railroads  In  this  section  and  stage  routes  connected  the  different 
frontier  settlements.  ,  After  three  years  spent  In  Washington  Mr.  Kinnear  went  to 
Montana  In  1874  and  was  there  engaged  In  mining  and  prospecting.  He  was  Indeed 
upon  the  frontier  and  In  eight  years  saw  no  railroads.  In  1891  he  became  a  resident 
ot  Bonners  Ferry,  at  which  time  the  Qreat  Northern  Railroad  was  Just  grading  tbe 
roadbed.  Dick  Fry,  one  of  the  famous  early  settlers,  had  a  store  near  the  river,  while 
tbe  present  site  ot  the  town  was  covered  with  timber.  Mr.  Kinnear  established  a 
small  general  store  and  bnilt  up  a  business  which  steadily  grew  In  Importance  and  in 
volume  until  the  time  of  his  retirement  in  1909.  He  had  one  of  tbe  largest  commercial 
enterprises  of  this  section  of  tbe  state  and  la  his  store  carried  every  line  of  general 
merchandise.  His  activity  and  enterprise  constituted  a  most  potent  element  In  the 
npbnlldlng  of  the  town  and  he  not  only  ranked  with  the  leading  merchants  hut  he  also 
platted  several  additions  to  Bonners  Ferry  and  in  1913  purchased  the  banking  business 
(tf  W.  B.  Hawkins  and  organlied  the  First  National  Bank,  of  which  be  was  president  for 
several  years.  He  has  now  put  aside  the  more  active  duties  of  business  lite  and  is  en- 
Joying  a  rest  which  he  has  truly  earned  and  richly  deserves,  for  his  labora  have  ever 
been  ot  a  character  which  have  contributed  to  public  advancement  and  welfare  while 
promoting  individual  prosperity. 

Mr.  Kinnear  was  married  to  Miss  Mary  Jane  Repp,  a  native  of  Qermany  and  a  rep- 
resentative of  a  prominent  pioneer  family  ot  Endicott,  Washington.  The  children  ot 
this  marriage  are:  Harry  B.,  who  Is'  engaged  in  the  hardware  business  In  Bonners 
Ferry;  William  F.,  a  clothing  merchant  ot  Bonners  Ferry;  Mrs.  Phoebe  Jackson;  and 
Emery  M.,  who  is  encaged  In  ranching  In  Boundary  county. 

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In  politics  Hr.  Kinnear  has  long  been  a  stalwart  republican  but  has  naver  beaa 
an  offlce  seeker.  However,  he  was  tbe  first  chairman  of  the  board  of  trustees  when 
Batonvllle  and  Bonners  Ferry  became  a  consolidated  village  and  he  was  active  in  the 
organization  of  Boundary  connty.  He  has  never  faltered  In  the  performance  of  any 
public  duty  that  has  devolved  upon  him  and  bis  devotion  to  the  general  welfare  has 
been  manifest  In  many  tangible  and  helpful  ways.  He  belgngs  to  the  Union  chnrch  and 
tbe  sterling  worth  of  hla  character  Is  attested  by  all  who  know  talm,  tor  throughout  hla 
life  he  baa  been  a  man  Thom  to  know  Is  to  esteem  and  honor. 

M.  P.  DE  WOLP. 

In  each  community  are  found  men  of  business  enterprise  wboee  activity  and  pro- 
greaslveneBB  place  them  In  the  front  rank  of  those  who  are  the  real  builders  and  pro- 
moters of  the  greatness  and  prosperity  of  the  town.  Such  a  man  is  H.  P.  De  Wolf,  the 
president  of  the  First  National  Bank  at  Bonners  Ferry-  He  was  born  at  North  HudsoD, 
Essex  connty,  New  York,  May  1,  1S61.  and  Is  a  son  of  Alvtn  A.  and  Semarimts  (Par- 
kins) De  Wolf,  both  of  wham  were  natives  of  Vermont.  The  father  was  engaged  in  the 
lumber  business  in  the  Oreen  Mountain  state  and  fti  New  York  before  removing  to  the 
middle  west.  In  1866  he  became  a  resident  of  Kinabec  connty,  Minnesota,  at  which  time 
U.  P.  De  Wolf  was  a  youtb  of  fifteen  years.  The  latter  pursued  a  public  sch^  edu- 
cation and  early  became  Identified  with  the  lumber  trade,  thoroughly  acquainting  him- 
self with  the  business  in  every  particular.  He  remained  an  active  representative  of  the 
lumber  industry  while  in  Minnesota  and  was  also  a  supporter  of  many  Important  civic 
interests.    He  was  for  a  time  a  lumber  cruiser  end  afterward  a  bujier  of  timber. 

With  hla  removal  to  the  west  Mr.  De  Wolf  settled  at  Bonners  Ferry,  Idaho,  and 
in  1906  became  identified  with  tbe  Bonners  Ferry  Lumber  Company,  again  taking  rank 
with  the  well  known  and  prominent  lumbermen  of  tbe  commnnlty  In  which  he  took 
np  bis  abode.  He  was  also  one  of  the  organisers  of  tbe  First  National  Bank  and  npon 
iU  establishment  was  elected  to  the  vice  presidency,  while  at  the  present  writing  be  Is 
serving  as  president  of  the  Institution  and  is  largely  directing  its  policy.  He  recognises 
the  fact  that  tbe  bonk  Is  most' worthy  of  trust  which  most  carefully  safeguards  the 
Interests  of  Its  depositors  and  his  management  Is  one  which  awakens  confldenoe  and 
support.  He  also  has  Important  mining  Interests  and  bis  varied  activities  place  him 
with  the  leading  business  men  of  northern  Idaho. 

Mr.  De  Wolf  wae  married  In  1876  to  Miss  Sylvia  Tallman  and  they  have  one  son, 
Allan  H.,  who  is  a  civil  engineer  of  British  Columbia.  Mr.  and  Mrs.  De  Wolf  are  mem- 
bers of  the  Union  church.  While  In  Minnesota  he  became  a  member  tf  the  Masonlo 
fraternity,  being  connected  with  Crookston  chapter  and  commandery,  also  with  the 
eonslstory  at  HinneapoUs  snd  with  the  Mystic  Shrine.  He  became  an  atnilated  member 
of  the  Bonners  Ferry  blue  lodge  and  is  today  one  of  tbe  oldest  Masons  in  this  section  of 
Idaho— a  man  whose  life  has  been  an  exempli flcation  of  the  spirit  and  purposes  of  the 
craft.  During  the  period  of  the  World  war  he  served  as  chairman  o?  the  Boundary 
County  Defense  Council. 


Osslan  Leonldaa  Packer,  engaged  In  sheep  raising  and  dairy  farming  In  Franklin 
connty,  Is  a  native  son  of  Idaho,  bom  In  the  town  ot  Franklin,  December  10,  1861,  his 
parents  being  James  D.  and  Polly  (Mecham)  Packer,  natives  ot  Pennsylvania.  The 
father  made  the  Journey  across  the  plains  to  Utah  In  1S50,  and  bis  wife  came  in  1S6S, 
He  first  located  at  Salt  Lake  City  but  later  removed  to  Prove.  He  was  a  railroad  con- 
tractor and  freighter  to  Montana  points  tor  a  number  of  years.  In  April,  1860,  he  re- 
nfoved  to  Franklin  connty,  Idaho,  snd  for  some  time  carried  on  stock  raising  but 
devoted  moat  of  bis  attention  to  railroad  contracting.  At  the  time  of  his  death  he 
was  engaged  on  railroad  contracting  in  old  Mexico.  He  passed  away  July  IG,  1892,  at 
the  age  of  fifty-nine  years.  His  widow  Is  living  at  Preston,  Idaho,  and  has  now  reached 
the  advanced  age  of  eighty-seven. 

Dsslan  L.  Packer,  who  was  the  third  white  child  bom  In  the  state  of  Idaho,  was 
reared  on  bis  father's  place  and  received  his  early  education  In  the  schools  of  Fmnk-  ' 



11&  eoantr  and  later  attended  Brlsbam  Touns  CoUege  at  Logan,  Utah.  At  tbe  end  ot 
bis  college  course  he  bought  a  tract  ot  land  near  Franklin,  which  he  Improved  and  do- 
Tcloped  and  continued  to  operate  for  the  next  eleven  years.  He  then  removed  to  ICarys- 
vUle,  Fremont  countr,  where  he  homeeteaded  but  later  became  a  resident  ot  Preston, 
where  he  secured  a  [arm  which  he  has  worked  ever  since.  He  also  owns  other  property 
and  Is  engaged  in  raising  sheep,  which  has  been  a  source  ot  profit  to  him.  For  the  past 
ten  years  he  has  carried  on  a  dairy  farm  and  Is  recognized  as  one  ot  the  moet  snc- 
eeesful  dairymen  in  his  part  of  the  state.  He  nsually  milks  a  number  of  cows  and 
keeps  nothing  on  his  place  bnt  a  genuine  strain  ot  purebred  Jersey  cattle. 

On  January  1,  1385,  Hr.  Packer  was  married  to  Miss  Anna  Smart  Parkinson,  a 
daughter  of  Samuel  Roee  and  Charlotte  (Smart)  Parkinson,  the  former  a  native  ot 
England  and  the  latter  ot  Iowa.  About  18G0  Hr.  Parkinson  came  to  America  and 
settled  in  St.  Louis,  HlBSourt.  Some  time  later  he  crossed  the  plains  to  Utah  by  ox 
team  and  located  at  KaysvtUe,  wbere  he  engaged  in  farming.  In  1860  he  came  to 
Franklin  county,  Idaho,  with  the  first  settlers  ot  this  part  of  the  state  and  was  the 
first  merchant  In  Franklin,  where  he  conducted  a  store  for  about  thirty  years.  He 
died  May  24,  1919,  at  the  age  of  eighty-eight.  His  widow  la  BtlU  living  and  is  now 
seventy-one  years  old. 

Mr.  and  Hrs.  Packer  became  the  parents  of  twelve  children  as  follows:  Leonidas, 
the  first-born,  died  at  birth.  Dr.  Samuel  P.,  who  Is  practicing  dentistry  In  Preston  and 
is  president  of  the  Cache  Valley  Baseball  League,  was  married  June  5,  1913,  to  Martha 
Sntherlaud,  who  died  November  24,  1918,  leaving  two  children,  Helen  S.  and  Ann  S., 
and  on  March  13,  1920,  he  married  Allle  Hansen.  Clyde  P.,  a  school  teacher  residing  In 
Rexburg,  Idaho,  was  married  In  September.  191S.  to  Dora  Merrill  a  daughter  of  Samuel  T. 
and  Elvira  Merrill  farming  people  of  BouthBeld,  Utah,  and  to  them  have  been  bom 
two  children,  Clyde  Dean  and  Clara.  Anna  is  the  wife  ot  Vaughn  Taylor.  Bdna  is  the 
wife  of  Henry  H.  Stokes.  Qrant,  Eva,  Ora,  Lee  and  Lyman  are  at  home.  Joaeph  ,and . 
Sameda  are  deceased. 

Mr.  Packer  is  an  active  member  ot  the  Church  of  Jesus  Christ  of  Latter-day  Saints 
and  has  filled  various  offices  in  the  church.  In  1SS7  he  was  called  to  fill  a  mission  In 
Illinois  and  Indiana,  and  returned  In  May,  1SS9.  He  has  served  as  counselor  to  two  pres- 
idents of  stake  Mutual  Improvement  Association,  and  has  served  as  counselor  to  three 
different  bishops.  In  April,  191S,  he  was  made  bishop  of  Preston  first  ward;  has 
filled  two  home  missions,  and  has  otherwise  given  evidence  of  his  warm  and  practical 
Interest  In  the  welfare  of  his  church.  Politically  Mr.  Packer  is  a  supporter  of  the  re- 
publican party  and  of  Its  policies  and  principles.  He  served  two  terms  as  Jnstlce  of  the 
peace.  His  eons,  Qrant  and  Samuel,  filled  missions  to  the  eastern  states,  the  former  In 
1917-19,  and  the  latter  in  1909-11. 

C.  J.  8H01 

C.  J.  Shoemaker  ot  the  Bonner  County  Abstract  Company,  with  offices  at  Sand- 
point,  was  born  In  Monmouth,  Illinois,  March  29.  1869.  His  parents,  Charles  D.  and 
S<whla  (Hoemer)  Shoemaker,  were  natives  ot  New  Tork  and  of  Pennsylvanta  r«- 
spectlvely  and  In  young  manhood  the  father  removed  westward  to  Illinois,  where  he 
was  living  at  the  time  of  the  Civil  war.  When  the  call  was  made  for  troops  to  de- 
fend the  Union  he  Joined  the  army  as  a  member  of  an  Illinois  regiment 

C.  J.  Shoemaker  obtained  a  public  school  educatltm  and  afterward  learned  the  car-- 
penter's  trade.  After  removing  westward  he  settled  In  Spokane,  Washington,  where  he 
woited  at  his  trade  tor  a  time  and  then  went  Into  Alaska  with  the  gold  rush.  He  was 
for  several  years  in  the  far  northwest  and  following  his  return  to  the  Statee  became 
secretary  ot  the  Columbia  Investment  Company  of  Spokane,  with  large  Idiho,  Wash- 
ington and  Oregon  holdings.  Since  1903  he  has  made  hie  home  in  the  Coeur  d'Alene 
district  and  during  the  first  seven  years  was  a  resident  of  the  city  ot  Coeur  d'Alene, 
Spokane  and  Sandpoint,  while  his  business  connection  was  with  the  Coeur  d'Alene 
Bank  ft  Trust  Company.  His  pubUc-spfrlted  cltiienshlp  and  bis  devotion  to  the  general 
good  won  him  election  to  the  office  of  county  treasurer  of  Kootenai  county  and  he  Oiled 
that  position  for  two  terms.  He  hss  long  been  a  recognised  leader  In  republican  circles 
and  was  chairman  of  the  republican  county  central  committee  at  a  time  when  political 
feeling  ran  very  high.  At  that  time  Kootenai  county  covered  the  entire  Panhandle  of 
Idaho,  embracing  the  district  that  is  now  Included  within  the  borders  of  tear  of  the 



coontles  at  tbe  state.  He  contlnned  bb  connty  chairman  In  1908,  1909  and  1910.  In  tbe 
latter  j«&t  he  became  vice  chairman  of  the  republican  state  central  committee. 

Removing  to  Sandpolnt  In  1910,  Mr.  Shoemaker  bought  the  Bonner  Conntr  Ah- 
§tract  Company,  owning  the  only  set  ol  abstract  bookg  fn  the  countr.  He  remains  at 
the  head  of  this  business  and  has  a  large  clientage.  He  is  also  the  manager  of  the 
Pldelltj  Trust  Company  and  Is  Uins  occupying  a  prominent  position  In  Bnancial  circles 
In  his  section  of  the  state. 

Mr.  Shoemaker  was  married  to  Miss  Vlvtan  Wiltlama  and  they  have  two  sons, 
Herbert  Curtis  and  Harry  E.  The  former  Is  a  graduate  Joumallet  of  the  WaBtaingtom 
State  CoU^e.  He  enlisted  aa  a  private  In  the  Field  Artillery  and  served  In  Prance 
with  the  Seventeenth  Field  Artillery,  being  commissioned  while  overseas  aa  second 

Mr.  Shoemaker  is  a  Mason,  beltmging  to  tbe  lodge  and  chapter.  Free  from  ostenta- 
tlmi  and  display,  he  has  nevertheless  come  to  the  front  In  connection  with  the  baalness 
Interests  and  public  life  ol  Bonner  couiRy  and  Is  doing  much  to  shape  public  thought 
and  opinion,  his  activities  always  contributing  to  progress  and  Improvement. 


Hon.  Benjamin  A.  Pearson,  republican  senator  from  Butte  county  and  a  resident 
of  Moore,  came  to  Idaho  from  Utah  in  1SS9  and  through  the  Intervening  period  of  fifty 
years  has  been  closely  associated  with  the  development  and  progress  of  tbe  state  and 
Is  therefore  well  qualified  to  direct  Its  further  development  through  legislative  channela. 
Born  In  Pottawattamie  county,  Iowa,  on  the  24th  of  January,  184S,  he  was  the  second 
son  of  Jesse  and  Mary  Ann  (Brownell)  Pearson,  both  of  whom  have  passed  away. 
The  father,  who  throughout  hfs  entire  life  followed  the  occupation  of  farming,  was 
bom  In  North  Carolina  and  despite  his  southern  birth  he  gave  bis  support  to  the 
republican  party  from  tbe  time  of  its  organization  and  prior  to  that  date  was  a  Urm 
anpporter  of  whig  principles.  He  left  North  Carolina  at  the  age  of  nineteen  years 
and  afterward  lived  In  Michigan  and  Indiana  but  eventually  removed  to  Logan,  Utah, 
near  whini  plaoe  he  carried  on  fanning  operations  to  the  time  of  his  death  In  1874. 
Tbe  mother  of  Senator  Pearson  survived  her  husband  for  only  a  few  years.  No  other 
son  of  the  family  save  the  Senator  Is  living  and  only  one  daughter,  now  Mrs.  Gabrlella 
Jenkins,  a  resident  of  Farmington,  Utah. 

Benjamin  A.  Pearson  was  but  three  years  of  age  when  taken  by  his  parents  to  Vtab, 
where  be  was  reared  upon  the  home  place  at  Farmington  until  be  reached  the  age  of 
ten,  when  the  family  residence  was  established  at  Logan.  Utah,  where  be  resided  u^tll 
he  had  attained  the  age  of  twenty-two  years.  His  youthful  experiences  were  those  of 
the  farm-bred  boy  who  divides  bis  time  between  tbe  work  of  tbe  fletds  and  the  acquire- 
ment of  a  common  school  education,  in  1869  he  came  to  Idaho  and  spent  three  years 
at  Malad  City,  Oneida  county,  and  afterward  resided  for  a  similar  period  at  Marsh 
Valley,  Oneida  county.  He  then  returned  to  Utah  and  spent  Bve  years  in  Salt  Lake 
City,  where  he  was  employed  as  a  cleric  in  various  stores.  Again  he  came  to  Idaho  and 
has  since  been  a  resident  of  this  state,  taking  up  a  homestead  in  the  Lost  River  section 
In  18S4.  The  district  was  then  a  part  of  Alturaa  county  bnt  Is  now  Butte  county. 
Throughout  the  Intervening  period  Mr.  Pearson  has  been  engaged  In  farming  and  in 
the  raising  of  cattle  and  sheep  until  about  a  year  ago,  when  be  sold  his  live  stock  inter- 
ests. However,  he  still  owns  two  good  ranch  properties  of  one  hundred  and  sixty  acres 
each,  one  In  Butte  and  the  other  In  Custer  county.  Hla  son  also  has  a  ranch  of  one 
hundred  and  sixty  acres  in  Custer  connty.  Mr.  Pearson  likewise  owns  considerable 
good  rental  property  in  the  town  of  Moore,  where  he  has  made  his  home  since  retiring 
from  tbe  ranch  two  years  ago. 

On  tbe  2Ttb  of  December,  1869,  Just  after  coming  to  Idaho,  Mr.  Pearson  was  married 
to  Hiss  Bllza  Mary  Curtis,  a  native  of  London,  England,  and  they  celebrated  their 
golden  wedding  anniversary  December  27,  1919.  They  have  nine  living  children,  tour 
sons  and  Ave  daughters,  all  of  whom  are  residents  of  Idaho,  namely:  Ella,  now  the 
wife  of  C.  C.  Davidson;  Mary  Etta,  the  wife  of  Ed  McGuire;  Mrs.  Olive  Haney,  a 
widow;  Mand,  tbe  wife  of  Charles  D.  Lefever;  Ida  Hay,  who  married  John  Kern; 
Joseph  H.;  Roy  C;  Albert  Russell;  and  Fred  R  There  are  now  also  twenty-four 

Senator  Pearson  has  always  been  fond  of  all  kinds  of  legitimate  sports  and  horse 



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racing  and  was  formerly  tbe  owner  ot  a  nomber  of  good  trotters  and  pacen,  whlcb 
he  raised.  He  finds  much  of  hli  recreation  at  tbe  present  time  in  horseback  riding 
and  motoring.  While  actlTelr  Interested  In  cattle  and  ebeep  raising  he  became  a 
member  of  the  Idaho  Wool  Growers  Association  and  also  of  the  National  Wool  Growers 
Asaoclatlon.  Fratemallr  he  is  an  Odd  Fellow,  serving  aa  a  past  grand  in  the  order. 
For  eighteen  rears  he  was  a  member  ot  the  school  board  in  his  district  and  the  canse 
of  education  found  In  him  a  stalwart  champion.  In  politics  he  has  alw^s  been  a 
republican,  but  has  never  been  an  office  seeker  and  has  never  consented  to  hold 
political  positions  until  the  (all  of  1918,  when  he  became  a  candidate  for  the  offloe 
of  state  senator  and  is  now  a  member  of  the  upper  house  of  the  Idaho  general  assemblr. 
His  Interest  in  tbe  welfare  ol  the  state  Is  deep  and  earnest  and  he  Is  putting  forth 
every  possible  effort  to  advance  its  npbnilding  and  promote  Its  vital  Interests. 


IgnaU  Well,  United  States  commissioner  of  Idaho  since  October.  1909,  and  en- 
gaged In  the  real  estate,  loan  and  insurance  business  at  Sandpolnt,  was  born  In  Vienna, 
Febmarr  27,  1863.  He  obtained  a  public  school  education  in  his  native  city  and  when 
a  youth  of  eighteen  years  crossed  the  Atlantic,  making  his  way  to  San  Francisco,  where 
he  took  np  his  abode  in  1871.  He  there  engaged  In  mercantile  parsults  for  a  time  bnt 
afterward  became  one  of  the  pioneer  settlers  of  Sandpoint  and  Bonner  county,  arrlTlng 
in  this  section  In  188S.  at  which  time  he  took  up  a  homestead  that  Is  now  tbe  prtn- 
clpal  part  of  Sandpotnt's  residential  district.  For  several  years  he  conducted  a  store 
in  this  city  and  then  turend  his  attention  to  tbe  real  estate  business,  handling  his  own 
(iroperttes.  He  has  been  very  prominently  Identified  with  tbe  npbulldtng  of  the  dty  and 
county.  He  hnilt  tbe  Bonner  county  courthouse  in  1907,  since  which  time  It  has  been 
rented  by  the  county.  He  was  the  first  county  clerk  of  Bonner  county  and  since  October, 
1909,  has  filled  the  ofllce  of  United  States  commlBsloner  of  Idaho.  Whenever  he  sees  op- 
portunity to  promote  tbe  pabUc  welfare  or  advance  the  general  Interests  of  city  and 
county  he  doee  not  hesitate  to  put  forth  effective  effort  toward  tbe  end  In  view  and  his 
labors  have  indeed  been  a  potent  element  for  progress  and  Improvement. 

Mr.  Well  has  always  given  his  political  alleglanoe  to  the  repabllcan  party  since  be- 
coming a  naturalised  American  cltlsen  and  has  taken  a  most  active  interest  In  sup- 
porting its  principles  and  eecnring  their  adoptim.  He  hss  served  as  a  member  ot  the 
eoonty  central  oonunlttee  and  ae  a  member  of  the  state  committee  for  his  district  prac- 
tically since  coming  to  Sandpoint,  and  his  position  upon  any  vital  question  Is  never  an 
•qnfVooal  one.  Aaide  from  his  activity  In  public  life  he  has  continued  an  active  factor 
m  business  and  now  has  a  large  clientage  In  connection  with  his  real  estate,  loan  and 
insurance  business.  He  Is  a  purposeful  man.  determined  and '  energetic,  who  carries 
forward  to  successfal  completion  whatever  he  undertakes. 


Mrs.  Ida  May  Dickson,  who  Is  the  owner  of  a  highly-Improved  and  valuable  ranch 
of  two  hnndredvand  forty  acres,  north  of  Ustick,  was  formerly  Ida  May  Page,  a  daughter 
of  Williamson  and  Halluda  Jennie  (Plunkett)  Page.  She  was  bom  In  Montgomery 
county,  Indiana,  November  1,  1871.  Her  father  served  as  a  soldier  In  the  Union  army 
daring  tbe  Civil  war  and  died  at  lone,  Washington,  In  1906.  Her  mother  was  born  In 
Indiana  and  was  twice  married.  Her  first  husband  was  Williamson  Page,  by  whom  she 
had  three  children,  all  of  whom  are  living  in  Idaho,  namely:  Oliver  Wesley  Page,  of 
Boise;  Mrs.  Ida  M.  Dickson,  of  Ustick:  and  William  Oscar  Page,  who  Is  unmarried  and 
whose  headquarters  are  in  Boise  valley.  After  the  death  of  Williamson  Page,  hla 
widow  married  William  O.  Jenkins,  formerly  of  Nyassa,  Oregon,  bnt  now  a  resident  of 
Boise,  well  known  both  in  Idaho  and  Oregon,  having  large  interests  In  these  states,  as 
well  as  b«lng  a  partner  In  the  large  Boise  furniture  house  doing  business  under  the 
name  of  the  Jenkins  Furniture  Company.  William  O.  Jenkins,  Jr.,  who  Is  part  owner 
and  manager  of  this  store,  la  Mrs.  Dickson's  only  son  and  la  the  only  child  ever  bom  to 
her.  He  was  reared  mainly  by  Mrs.  Dtckeon'a  mother  and  the  latter's  husband,  William 
a.  Jenkins.    He  has  legally  taken  their  name  and  has  been  made  their  i«g&l  heir. 



Hra.  DlckBon  resided  but  a  short  time  in  lier  Dative  state  of  Indiana  for  at  the 
age  of  eeven  years  sbe  went  to  Texas,  wliere  sbe  apeat  a  portion  of  her  girlhood  and 
later  removed  to  Tennessee,  Anally  going  to  Oregon.  She  was  twice  married  but  is  now 
a  widow.  She  la  the  fortunate  owner  of  one  of  the  largest  and  best  ranches  in'  Ada 
county,  and  on  this  place  she  resides  In  a  quiet  way,  Burrounded  by  every  comfort. 
Her  farm  was  formerly  owned  b7  the  McMillan  family  of  Boise,  and  it  is  known  as  the 
old  McMillan  ranch.  For  many  years  it  has  been  regarded  as  one  of  Boise  valley's  best 
and  most  valuable  live  stock  and  grain  ranches.  Formerly  the  place  was  largely  de- 
voted to  prune  culture,  but  the  crops  did  not  measure  up  to  expectatlona,  and  as  the 
prospect  did  not  show  signs  of  Improvement,  Mrs.  Dickson  had  the  trees  pulled  up  on 
all  the  farm  with  the  exception  of  a  few  acres.  She  has  gathered  hosts  of  friends  about 
her  during  her  long  residence  In  the  Boise  neighborhood.  A  sketch  ol  her  sou,  William 
Q.  Jenkins,  Jr..  appears  on  another  page  of  this  work. 


The  ranching  Interests  of  Idaho  find  a  worthy  representative  In  John  W.  Dwyer. 
who  makes  his  home  at  Ooodlng.  Ot  Canadian  birth,  he  wae  bom  at  Lindsay,  Ontario, 
Canada,  July  23,  I860,  his  parents  being  Michael  and  Margaret  (BuUer)  Dwyer.  His 
education  was  acquired  In  the  locality  where  his  boyhood  diys  were  passed  and  after 
'his  text  books  were  put  aside  he  followed  mercantile  Interests  there.  He  crossed  the 
border  Into  the  United  States  In  ISSO,  making  his  way  to  Denver,  Colorado,  where  for 
a  year  he  was  employed  In  a  wholesale  house.  He  afterward  engaged  in  mining  at  Lead- 
vllle,  Colorado,  and  later  located  In  the  southern  part  of  that  state,  where  he  remained 
until  August  26,  1S8Z,  when  he  removed  to  Bellevue,  Blaine  county.  Idaho.  Again  he 
took  up  the  occupation  of  mining,  which  he  followed  until  1S8T,  when  he  purchased  one 
hundred  and  sixty  acres  of  land  west  of  his  present  ranch  near  Hooding,  now  Ooodin& 
With  characteristic  energy  he  began  to  till  the  sol)  and  plant  his  fields  and  carried  on  the 
work  of  improving  the  farm  for  some  time.  Later,  however,  he  rented  his  ranch  end 
returned  to  Halley  and  also  went  to  Bullion,  where  he  followed  mining  for  three  years. 
On  the  expiration  of  that  period  he  again  took  up  his  abode  upon  the  ranch  and  In 
1S90  he  added  his  present  ranch  property  of  forty  acres  to  the  one  hundred  and  sixty- 
acre  tract  and  now  has  a  well  improved  place,  equipped  with  all  the  accessories  and 
conveniences  of  a  model  farm  property  of  the  twentieth  century.  He  also  eatablisbed 
the  first  meat  market  In  Gooding  and  conducted  the  business  for  two  years. 

In  1900  Mr.  Dwyer  was  married  to  Hies  Elizabeth  Jones,  a  native  of  Nebraska  and 
a  daughter  of  Samuel  and  Rebecca  Jones.  They  have  one  child,  Edwin  W.  Politically 
Mr.  Dwyer  is  connected  with  the  democratic  party  and  he  has  filled  the  office  of  Justice 
of  the  peace  hut  has  never  been  a  politician  in  the  sense  of  office  seeking.  HIdIi^  and 
ranching  have  largely  made  him  famlUar  with  the  history  of  the  west  and  since  coming 
to  Gooding  county  he  baa  contributed  In  substantial  measure  to  the  work  of  agricultural 
development  In  this  section  of  the  state,  being  actuated  at  sll  times  bv  a  pptrlt  of  nro- 
gresslveneos  that  enables  him  to  overcome  all  the  obstaclea  and  dllBcaltles  that  bar 
the  path  to  proeperlty. 


Lorenzo  Johnson,  of  the  Johnson  A  Merrill  Coal  Company,  ot  Preston,  was  bom  in 
Brlgham,  Uteh,  September  18,  1871  and  Is  a  son  of  James  and  Mary  (Nelson)  Johnsfm, 
natives  ot  Denmark,  where  the  father  was  a  farmer  and  shoemaker.  He  came  to 
America  in  1S55  and  worked  for  a  time  at  his  trade.  In  1857  be  crossed  the  plains  to 
Ut-ih  and  located  at  Brlgham  City.  In  1872  he  removed  to  Ciche  valley  and  bought  a 
tract  of  land  at  Hyde  Park,  which  he  continued  to  operate  up  to  the  time  of  his  death, 
which  occurred  in  1891.    His  wife  passed  away  In  1SS5. 

Lorenzo  Johnson  was  reared  and  educated  In  Myde  Park,  Utah,  and  worked  for  his 
father  until  1S86,  when  he  removed  to  Preston.  Franklin  county,  Idaho,  and  worked 
for  his  brothers  tor  some  time.  In  1S90  he  formed  a  partnership  with  his  brothers  and 
bought  land,  which  they  farmed  together  for  several  years.  Later  Lorenzo  Johnson 
acquired  a  homestead,  which  he  Improved  and  farmed  for  a  considerable  period.  Later 
he  sold  his  holdings  and  worked  for  an  Implement  company  in  Preston  for  about  a. 



year,  at  the  end  of  tbat  time  reeunilnc  {arming.  Since  coming  to  Uie  state  he  has  always 
made  his  home  In  Preston. 

Mr.  Johnson,  associated  with  othere,  establlsbed  the  Preston  Lumber  Company  bnt 
later  sold  his  Interest  In  tbat  firm  and  resumed  his  former  connection  with  the  imple- 
ment company,  with  which  be  was  associated  for  four  years.  He  then  connected  with 
the  Blue  Creek  Land  A  Livestock  Company  for  one  year,  at  the  end  of  which  time  ha. 
went  on  the  road  as  an  expert  demonstrator  with  steam  plows  and  threebers  for  the 
Reeves  Ccmpany,  working  In  Utah  and  Idaho.  He  then  became  associated  with  Mr. 
Jenkins  in  the  coal  business,  and  some  time  later  A.  0.  Merrill  bought  out  Mr.  Jenkins, 
and  the  business  has  since  been  carried  on  as  the  Johnson  ft  Merrill  Coal  Company  and 
enjoys  a  steady  and  increasing  growth. 

On  November  25,  1891.  Mr.  Johnson  was  piarrled  to  Mary  B.  Hansen,  and  to  this 
marriage  eleven  children  have  been  born,  namely:  M->ry  C,  Jennie  h.,  EHna  J.,  VlrgU 
L.,  Julia,  Letba,  Samuel  H.,  Willis  H.,  Loren  H.,  Blanche  and  James  W. 

Mr.  Johnson  Is  an  active  member  of  the  Church  of  Jesus  Christ  of  Latter-day  Saints, 
in  which  he  has  filled  several  offlces,  Including  that  of  president  of  the  elders  quomm. 
He  has  served  as  second  counselor  to  bishop  for  some  time,  snd  in  August,  1910,  be  was 
made  bishop  ol  Preston  second  ward,  in  which  capacity  he  has  since  been  serrlng.  He 
votes  the  democratic  ticket  and  has  served  on  the  city  council  for  sii  years.  In  ad- 
dition to  bis  commercisl  Interests  in  Preston.  Mr.  Johnson  Is  the  owner  of  twenty- 
four  acres  of  land  within  one-half  mile  of  the  city. 


Prank  L.  Porter  owns  and  operates  a  well  improved  farm  ot  one  hundred  and  three 
acree  situated  two  miles  south  ot  Star,  In  Ada  county,  which  he  purchased  In  December, 
1919,  and  on  which  he  took  up  hie  abode  In  February,  1920.  Hlsbtrth  occurred  In  the 
Willamette  valley  of  Oregon,  in  Linn  county,  on  the  12th  of  March,  1S6S,  his  parents 
being  Samuel  and  Virginia  (Chrlstnan)  Porter,  the  former  a  native  of  Virginia  and  the 
latter  of  Indiana.  They  were  married  In  the  Hoosier  state  aboot  1842  and  a  decade  later 
crossed  the  plains  to  Linn  county,  Oregon,  with  an  ox  team.  In  the  latter  state  they 
spent  the  remainder  of  their  lives,  the  mother  passing  away  in  1877,  while  the  f^ither, 
who  surrived  her  tor  almost  a  third  of  a  centnry,  was  called  to  bis  Qnal  rest  In  1909.. 
Five  sons  and  a  daughter  of  the  family  are  yet  Uviotf. 

Frank  L.  Porter  was  reai^  In  Linn  county,  Oregon,  and  during  the  period  from  1S99 
until  1920  resided  In  Malheur  county,  that  state.  White  a  resident  of  eastern  Oregon  he 
was  engaged  In  the  sheep  bUBlness  and  for  several  years  cc»ducted  a  meat  market  at  On- 
tario, that  state.  Subsequently  he  took  up  a  homestead  oh  the  Oregon  side  of  the  Snake 
river,  whereon  he  remained  for  lonrteen  years,  developing  the  property  into  an  excellent 
.  farm.  He  disposed  of  the  piece  In  1919  and  purchased  the  Lamb  ranch  south  of  Star, 
Idaho,  coming  into  possession  of  a  tract  of  one  hundred  and  three  acres,  for  which  he 
paid  three  hundred  dollars  sn  acre.  The  farm  Is  well  improved  with  excellent  buildings 
and  the  soil  is  rich  and  productive,  promising  substantial  profits  to  the  owner,  who  Is 
widely  recognized  as  an  able  agriculturist  of  enterprising  and  progressive  spirit. 

On  the  6tb  of  February,  1S97,  In  Malheur  county,  Oregon,  Mr.  Porter  was  united  In 
marriage  to  Hies  Jessie  Moody,  a  native  of  Wisconsin,  They  now  have  two  children, 
Hattle  end  Martha,  who  are  eleven  and  fourteen  years  of  age  respectively.  Mr.  Porter 
Is  a  member  of  the  Non  Partisan  League  and  does  everything  In  his  power  to  advance 
the  best  Interests  of  the  community  In  which  he  resides  and  In  which  he  has  won  an 
envlaWe  position  as  a  public-spirited  and  substantial  citizen. 


William  T.  White  has  during  the  past  nine  years  been  actively  and  successfully  en- 
gaged In  the  operation  of  a  highly  productive  ranch  of  Forty  acres  situated  three  miles 
south  of  Star.  He  came  to  Idaho  In  1911  from  Guernsey  county,  Ohio,  where  his  birth 
occurred  December  17,  1869.  His  parents,  Benjamin  and  Margaret  Ann  (Thomas> 
White,  the  former  a  native  of  Mon^nmery  county.  Maryland,  and  the  latter  of  Ohio, 
have  both  passed  away.    During  the  period  of  the  Civil  war  Benjamin  White  Joined  the 

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UnlcHt  armr  for  one  hundred  days'  serrlce.  Mr.  Wblto  of  this  review  hu  ona  slater, 
Mrs.  Martha  Morton,  who  makes  her  home  In  Ohio. 

On  the  2&th  of  DecembaE,  1SS7.  In  Onernser  county.  Ohio,  William  T.  White  waa 
united  In  marrlaga  to  Miaa  Llllle  Isabelle  Cowglll,  who  waa  born  and  raared  In  Belnu^t 
county,  Ohio,  where  her  birth  occurred  March  4,  ISCS,  her  tather  being  John  CowsUl. 
Mr.  and  Mrs.  White  have  one  son,  Fred  C  who  waa  bom  Juir  27,  1888,  and  la  a  veteran 
of  the  World  war,  haTlng  served  in  France  for  nearly  a  year.  He  Is  now  aaslstlng  hla 
father  In  the  operation  of  the  home  ranch,  which  by  reaaon  ot  their  combined  and  well 
directed  labors  la  provlhg  a  aonrce  of  subatantlal  profit. 

Since  attaining  his  majority  Mr.  White  baa  aapported  the  men  and  meaaorea  of  tlie 
republican  party,  while  his  religious  faith  la  that  of  the  Methodist  chnreh,  to  which  his 
wife  alao  belongs.  They  have  won  many  w»rm  (rienda  during  the  period  o(  their  resi- 
dence In  this  state  and  Mr.  White  la  widely  recognlaed  ao  a  repreaentative  and  pro- 
grentve  agrlcnlturiaL 


Hra.  Hermine  Demond,  widow  ot  the  late  William  Demond,  tor  years  a  prcHninent 
and  well-to-do  rancher  residing  abont  one  and  one-half  mllea  northweat  ot  Uatlck,  Ada 
county,  located  on  her  present  ranch  with  her  husband  in  the  year  ISOO.  Both  were 
natives  of  Germany  and  were  married  In  that  country,  but  each  was  partly  of  French  de- 
scent. Mra.  Demand  was  bom  January  4,  1SE6.  and  la  a  daughter  of  John  and  Elisabeth 
(Abbe)  Schrey.  Jler  parents,  as  wall  as  those  of  her  huaband,  died  In  Qermany.  none  <it 
than,  having  ever  come  to  the  United  Statea.  She  married  Mr.  Demond  In  Germany, 
October  26,  1876,  and  they  came  to  the  United  Statea  In  1880.  They  first  settled  In  Penn- 
aylvanla.  where  they  cmitlnaed  to  reside  for  about  eighteen  months,  following  which  they 
lived  tor  a  year  In  Wiaconain  and  at  the  end  of  that  period  went  to  Pittsburg,  Kaasaa, 
where  they  remained  tor  a  ahort  time.  They  next  went  to  Oklahoma,  where  they  -re- 
sided for  nine  years,  spending  a  similar  period  In  Utah  and  eighteen  months  in  Wyom- 
ing.   During  all  those  years,  Mr.  Demond  worked  aa  a  coal  miner. 

It  was  In  ISOO  that  the  family  came  to  Idaho,  settling  on  the  present  bemond  ranch, 
northweet  of  Uatlck,  Mr.  Demond  buying  forty  acres,  which  waa  hla  flrst  land  In- 
^vestment,  at  eleven  dollara  seventy-flve  cents  per  acre.  In  the  following  year  he  pur- 
chased another  tract  of  forty  acres  adjoining  the  first  forty,  paying  the  Increaned  price 
of  twenty  dollars  per  acre  tor  it.  He  worked  hard  to  Improve  and  develop  his  «lghty 
acres,  which  when  he  took  the  land  over,  was  entirely  In  sagebrush,  and  by  peralslsnt 
effort,  aaelsted  by  his  good  wife,  he  aucoeeded  In  bringing  the  place  to  its  present  valu- 
able condition,  erecting  all  bulldlnga  and  making  other  Improvements  uaually  found  on 
a  well  kept  farm.  A  very  pretty  bungalow  was  erected  In  1914  and  It  haa  added  oon- 
Biderably  to  the  value  of  the  place,  which  Is  now  regarded  aa  one  of  the  beat  In  the 
neighborhood.  If  the  Demond  ranch  were  for  sale  It  would  probably  bring  the  good 
round  sum  of  lour  hundred  dollars  per  acre. 

William  Demond,  who  was  bom  May  12.  1S61,  died  Angnat  1,  1912,  being  then  sixty- 
one  years  old.  His  widow  and  three  ot  their  six  living  children  reside  on  the  ranch. 
The  names  ot  the  living  children  are:  Fred,  bom  July  26,  ISSO;  John,  January  6,  1883; 
Mamie.  April  8,  1889:  Bryant.  November  9.  1891;  Mary,  May  14,  1896;  and  Charles, 
July  29, 1898.    Fred,  John  and  Mary  are  married  and  reatde  In  Ada  conntyf  ■ 

Mr.  Demond  was  an  earnest  member  ot  the  Catholic  church.  In  the  work  ot  which 
he  waa  warmly  Interested.  Mrs.  Demond  also  la  a  member  of  the  Cathtdlc  church 
and  la  an  ardent  anpporter  ot  Its  various  beneflcea,  as  she  is  of  all  community  movementa 
deelgned  for  the  public  welfare. 


OUnr  C.  Wilson,  ot  Bamers  Ferry,  Oiling  the  position  ot  prosecuting  attorney  of 
Boundary  county,  was  bom  at  Baraboo.  Wiaconsln,  April  21,  188S,  his  parents  being 
Jamea  P.  and  Julia  (Howe)  Wllaon.  The  father  was  a  well  known  member  ot  the  bar 
In  Sauk  county,  Wisconsin,  and  hla  political  allegiance  waa  given  to  tha  republican 
party,  In  connection  with  which  he  did  active  work.     After  leaving  Wiactmaln  he  en- 

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gagad  In  law  practim  In  South  Dakota  and  later  In  Denver,  Colorado,  bectnnlnK  a  prom- 
inent repreaentatlTS  ot  the  bar  of  that  dtj. 

Liberal  educational  oppor^unltleB  were  accorded  Oliver  C.  Wilson,  who  was  grad- 
oatsd  from  th«  UnlTersitj  ot  Colorado  with  the  Bachelor  of  Arts  desree  and  then  en- 
tered npon  the  study  ot  law,  winning  hts  LL.  B.  degree  as  a  member  of  the  class  ot 
191S.  He  located  for  practice  at  Lafayette,  Colorado,  where  he  remained  nntll  1914  and 
then  came  to  Bonners  Ferry.  Idaho.  Here  he  entered  Into  partnership  relations  with 
Prank  Bottum  onder  the  firm  style  of  Bottum  «  Wilson.  In  1916  he  was  elected  connty 
proeecatlng  attorney  on  the  republican  ticket  and  Is  now  most  faithfully  and  capably 
discharging  the  duties  of  that  position.  He  Is  also  city  attorney  and  he  is  keenly  Inter- 
ested In  civic  affairs.  While  a  stanch  advocate  of  republican  principles,  he  places  the  gen- 
eral good  before  partisanship,  and  the  public  welfare  before  self-aggrandiEement  In  ad- 
dition to  his  law  practice  he  Is  manager  for  the  Boundary  Abstract  Company. 

During  the  war  period  Mr.  Wilson  became  one  of  the  four-minute  men.  He  vol- 
unteered for  service,  entering  the  offlcers'  training  school  at  Camp  Hancock,  where  he' 
was  stationed  at  the  time  hostilities  ceased.  He  took  an  active  Interest  In  rounding  np 
the  I.  W.  W.  and  he  was  connected  with  every  war  loan  drive  until  he  Joined  the  army. 
Be  also  became  chief  of  the  district  ot  the  American  Protective  League.  Since  the  cloae 
ot  the  war  he  has  been  very  active  in  organising  the  Bonners  Ferry  Post  ot  the  Ameri- 
can Legion.  He  Is  alw>  wbU  known  in  tlaeonlc  circles  and  Is  a  member  of  Bonners  Ferry 
Lodge  No.  43,  A.  F.  *  A.  M.  He  also  belongs  to  the  Royal  Arch  chapter  and  the  Knight 
Templar  ocmimandery.  the  latter  at  Coeur  d'AIene.  He  Is  likewise  a  member  of  the 
Uystio  Shrine  at  Lewlston,  Idaho.  In  the  Knights  <d  Pythias  he  Is  a  past  chancellor 
and  he  belongs  to  the  Elks  lodge  at  Sandpoint  and  to  the  Independent  Order  of  Odd 

Hr.  Wilson  was  Joined  In  wedlock  to  Miss  Margaret  Bottum,  a  sister  of  his  former 
law  partner,  and  they  have  two  children,  Margaret  Alia  Wilson  and  James  McKenile 
Wilson.  Hr.  and  Mrs.  Wilson  are  widely  and  favorably  known  socially,  having  a  circle 
of  friends  almost  coextensive  with  the  circle  of  their  acqualntanceL  Throughout  Us 
life  he  has  been  actuated  by  a  moat  progressive  spirit,  manifest  in  no  other  line  more 
strongly  than  in  the  practice  ot  hia  profession,  in  which  he  hss  gained  recognition  as 
an  able  lawyer. 


Business  enterprise  finds  a  substantial  representative  In  Marcus  A.  Means,  ot  Lewis- 
ton,  who  Is  there  active  as  a  seed  merchant  and  who  Is  also  one  of  the  directors  ot  the 
Lewlston  A  Clarkston  Trsnslt  Company.  A  native  ot  Illinois,  he  was  bom  in  the  city 
of  Saybrook,  October  16,  1S61,  and  Is  a  son  ot' Joseph  K.  and  MstUda  C.  Means,  who  were 
farming  people.  At  the  time  of  the  Civil  war  the  father  enlisted  In  1S61  as  a  private  ot 
the  One  Hundred  and  Sixteenth  Illinois  Infantry  and  passed  away  at  Youngs  Point,  Mis- 
elBslppI,  In  1863,  thus  laying  down  his  life  on  the  altar  of  bis  country  in  defense  ot 

Marcus  A.  Means  was  educated  In  the  public  school  and  in  the  Illinois  State  Normal 
at  Normal,  Illinois,  and  when  his  school  days  were  over  he  made  his  way  to  Oregon, 
where  he  spent  two  years  with  a  surveying  psrty  on  the  western  front  of  the  Northern 
Faciflc  He  afterward  engaged  in  clerking  in  a  general  store  and  aubseguently  be- 
came manager  of  a  general  merchandise  establlahment  and  also  of  the  First  Bank  of 
Genesee  at  Genesee,  Idaho,  continuing  bis  business  Interests  there  for  eight  years.  In 
1896  he  established  a  general  store  on  his  own  account  but  sold  out  In  1907  and  re- 
moved to  Lewlston.  Here  he  hullt  the  Means  block  and  turned  his  attention  to  the  seed 
business.  In  which  he  Is  still  engaged,  having  developed  a  splendid  trade  In  that  ccm- 
nectlon.  Still  broadening  his  labors  along  effective  and  progressive  lines,  in  1909  he  de- 
veloped the  Lewlston  street  car  system,  building  the  line,  which  later  he  sold  to  A.  Q. 
Norts  of  Minneapolis,  Minnesota,  and  he  Is  now  one  of  the  stockholders  and  directors  of 
the  Lewlston  *  Clarkston  Transit  Company. 

In  September,  18S9,  at  Lewlston,  Idaho,  Mr.  Means  was  married  to  Miss  Catharlns 
Clark,  daughter  of  Judge  John  Clark,  who  became  one  of  the  pioneer  residents  ot  Lewis- 
ton  and  an  honored  cltlsen  ot  the  state,  serving  as  one  of  the  first  district  Judgea  In 
territorial  days.  To  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Means  has  been  bora  a  daughter.  Marguerite,  who  Is 
now  the  wife  of  Robert  McGregor,  the  partner  of  Mr.  Means  In  the  seed  business. 



For  ten  rears  Ur.  Meaoe  baa  been  a  member  of  the  Benevolent  Protective  Order  ot 
,Elks  and  la  a  well  known  and  popular  flRure  In  the  Bike  Club  and  In  the  Commercial 
Club.  He  is  a  republican  and  devotes  considerable  time  to  snpportlns  the  principles  of 
the  party  and  working  for  the  success  of  the  organization.  He  has  never  sought  or  de- 
sired office,  however,  preterrlng  to  concentrate  his  eRorts  and  attention  upon  his  bnsl- 
ness  affairs,  which  have  been  wisely  and  carefully  directed  and  have  brought  to  him  a 
substantial  measure  of  success,  winning  him  a  place  among  the  foremost  business  men 
and  citizens  of  his  section  of  the  state. 


Clyde  Lee  Matthews,  late  of  Ada  county,  was  killed  by  falling  from  a  haystack 
on  the  0.  O.  Haga  ranch  on  the  30th  of  July.  1919.  He  was  then  a  young  man  of  thirty- 
six  years,  hla  birth  having  occurred  In  Wright  county,  Mlaaourl,  February  26,  1S83.  A 
sketch  of  hla  father,  Joel  Franklin  Matthewa,  may  be  found  on  another  page  of  this 

On  the  19th  of  June,  1905,  Mr.  Matthewa  waa  united  In  marriage  to  Miss  Hester 
Alma  Young,  who  was  bom  In  Wright  county,  Mlssonri,  December  4,  1S87,  a  daughter 
of  Perry  and  Margaret  (Garrett)  Young,  who  now  reside  near  Star,  Idiha  She  was 
a  maiden  of  twelve  summen  when  she  came  with  her  pirents  to  this  state,  the  family 
home  being  established  In  the  western  part  of  Ada  county.  By  her  marriage  she  be- 
came the  mother  of  sine  children,  as  follows:  Grace  Eveline,  whose  birth  occurred 
March  28,  IMC;  Linda  Jpne,  born  August  2.  1907;  Archie  Ray,  whose  natil  day  waa 
February  16,  1909;  I^nnle  Bandaom,  born  October  8,  1910;  Hubert  Clay,  bom  April  16. 
1912;  Perry  Thomas,  who  was  born  on  the  31et  of  March,  1914;  Clyde  Clifford,  whose 
birth  occurred  March  19,  1916;  Alma  Hay,  born  February  7,  191S;  and  Lee  Roy,  born 
September  27.  1919. 

Since  her  husband's  death  Mrs.  Matthews  has  purchased  a  good  thirty-acre  ranch 
five  miles  north  of  Meridian  for  eighty-two  hundred  dollars,  being  enabled  to  do  so  by 
reaeon  ot  the  fact  that  Mr.  Matthews  had  a  life  Insurance  policy  for  ten  thousand  dol- 
lars. The  nntlmely  demise  of  the  latter  was  deeply  deplored  by  all  who  knew  him,  for 
be  waa  reoognlied  as  a  young  man  of  enterprising  and  progressive  soirlt  in  business 
affairs  and  manifested  the  highest  principles  In  all  the  relations  of  life.  Hla  widow, 
wbo  has  now  made  her  home  In  Ada  county  for  more  than  two  decades,  is  also  widely 
and  favorably  known  within  Its  borders. 

JAMBS  M.  RERNS,  H.  D. 

Dr.  James  H.  Kerns  Is  a  well  known  physician  and  surgeon  who  for  upwards  of 
twenty  years  tias  engaged  in  the  practice  of  his  profession  in  the  city  of  Matad,  ld-i|io, 
an^  who  served  in  Prance  with  the  medical  department  of  the  United  States  army 
dnrtnK  the  World  war.  He  was  born  In  Honttcello,  Kentucky.  May  1.  1877,  a  son  ot 
Job  M.  and  Sarah  (Gibbons)  Kerns,  also  natives  of  Kentucky.  The  father  followed  the 
occupation  of  a  farmer  for  aeveral  years  and  then  became  connected  with  the  mill  and 
elevator  business,  with  which  he  was  Identined  for  a  long  period  but  la  now  living  re- 
tired, his  residence  being  at  Burnside.  Kentucky.  During  the  Civil  war  he  enlisted  In 
Con)p'«ny  0,  Thirtieth  Kentucky  Volunteer  Infantry,  In  November,  1863.  at  Somerset. 
Kentucky,  snd  served  for  almost  two  years.  At  the  time  of  his  discharge.  April  IS,  1866, 
he  had  advanced  to  the  rank  of  corporal  and  was  mustered  out  at  Frankfort.  He  was 
disabled  from  measles  and  also  suffered  from  frozen  feet,  and  Is  In  receipt  of  a  pension 
on  that  scconnt.  He  haa  now  reached  the  age  of  seventy-live  years.  His  wife  died  In 
May,  1902. 

Jemes  M.  Kerns  was  reared  In  Honticello  and  attended  the  schools  of  that  place, 
later  going  to  high  school,  from  which  he  waa  graduated.  At  the  age  of  eighteen  he  en- 
tered the  Hospital  Collie  of  Medicine  at  Louisville.  Kentucky,  from  wh'ch  ln°"Tn- 
tlon  he  was  graduated  with  the  clans  of  June.  1S98.  Following  his  graduation  in  medi- 
cine, Doctor  Kerns  practiced  for  a  few  months  at  Frazler,  Kentucl^,  and  in  1S9S  he  re- 
moved to  Malad  City,  Oneida  county,  Idaho,  where  he  has  been  practicing  ever  since. 
having  gained  a  wide  reputation  as  a  physician  and  aurgeon. 

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On  October  17,  ISIT,  Dr.  Kerns  was  commissioned  first  lieutenant  and  went  Into 
training  at  the  medical  offlcere'  training  camp  at  Fort  Riley,  Kanaaa.  He  left  New  York 
In  Jnne,  1918,  and  reached  France  later  In  the  same  month,  where  he  served  for  eight 
months.  He  was  attached  to  base  hosDftal  Na  3  and  had  charge  of  three  wards  for  sev- 
eral weeks.  He  was  then  ordered  to  serve  with  the  Third  Ammunition  Train,  Third 
Division,  and  while  in  that  service  went  through  St.  Mlhlel  and  Argonne  Forest  battles, 
v[ltneMlng  all  the  carnage  and  devastation  of  these  engagements.  He  was  promoted  to 
tht  rank  of  captain  In  Febrnarr,  1919,  and  was  discharged  at  Camp  Lewis,  Washington, 
aa  the  ISth  of  that  month.  He  then  returned  to  Halad  City,  and  has  continued  In  the 
practice  of  his  profession. 

On  June  12,  1901,  Dr.  Kerns  was  united  In  marriage  to  Mary  Jones,  a  daughter  of 
William  H.  and  Jane  (Daniels)  Jones,  natives  of  Wales,  who  came  to  this  country  in  an 
early  day  and  located  In  Brlgham  City,  Utah.  Later,  Uiey  removed  to  Oneida  conntr, 
Idaho,  where  they  were  among  the  first  settlers.  Mr.  Jones  took  up  a  tract  of  land  In 
this  county  and  engaged  In  fanning  and  cattle  raising,  at  which  he  continued  tor  several 
years,  but  he  Is  now  living  practically  retired.  He  has  always  been  active  In  politics 
and  served  as  United  iStatea  deputy  marshal  here  for  a  number  of  years.  Hia  wife  died 
October  26, 1916.  Dr.  and  Mrs.  Kerns  are  the  parents  of  three  children,  namely:  Evelyn 
L.,  bom  March  8,  1902;  Claude,  born  in  January,  1904,  and  Marlon,  Mircb  IT,  1906. 
Dr.  Kerns  has  served  as  county  physician  lor  three  years,  reeignlng  when  he  went  to 
France  for  war  work,  and  he  Is  assistant  surgeon  tor  the  Oregon  Short  Line  railroad. 
He  Is  a  member  of  the  independent  Order  of  Odd  Fellows,  of  the  Modern  Woodmen  of 
America,  and  of  the  Fraternal  Order  of  E:aKles.  He  is  post  commander  of  the  American 
Legion,  and  also  holds  membership  In  the  Southern  Idaho  State  Medical  Society. 
Polltleally,  he  gives  his  support  to  the  democratic  party  and  has  always  taken  an  tntereet 
In  all  civic  and  social  matters  calculated  to  advance  the  best  interests  of  the  com- 
munity in  which  he  resides.  He  Is  an  earnest  member  of  the  Baptist  church  and  warmly 
interested  in  its  works. 


Etrastna  R.  Nielsen,  owner  and  manager  of  an  abstract  and  title  businetis  of  Preston, 
with  which  he  h^s  been  identified  for  a  number  of  years.  Is  a  native  of  Utah,  bom  In 
Salt  Lake  City,  September  1,  18S2,  and  la  a  son  ot  iUsmus  and  Aiina  C.  (Ucvtansen) 
Nielsen,  natives  ot  Denmark,  who  on  coming  to  America  located  in  Utah  In  1860.  The 
father  was  a  tailor  by  trade  and  followed  that  occupation  lor  a  good  many  years.  In 
1S66  he  removed  to  Logan,  Utah,  where  he  continued  to  reside  tor  the  balance  of  his  lite. 
He  was  very  active  in  the  affairs  of  the  Church  of  Jesus  Christ  of  lAtter-day  Saints  and 
served  in  a  good  many  responsible  positions  connected  with  its  work.  Before  coming 
to  this  country  he  filled  a  mission  In  Denmark  for  about  seven  years  and  In  1877  he 
returned  to  that  country  on  another  mission,  wjiere  he  spent  three  years.  At  the  time 
of  his  death  he  was  a  high  priest.  He  served  In  the  bl^opric  tor  thirty  years  and  was 
engaged  In  Sunday  school  work  for  a  considerable  period.  During  his  active  buslnesa 
life  he  was  employed  in  the  building  of  railroads  and  canals-  His  death  occurred  In 
1908  when  he  had  reached  the  age  of  seventy-three  years.  His  widow  is  still  living  In 
Logan  and  Is  now  seventy-seven  years  old. 

Erastus  R.  Nielsen  was  reared  In  Logan.  Utah,  and  received  his  early  education  In 
the  schools  ot  that  place.  He  later  attended  the  Brlgham  Young  College  In  Logan.  He 
thcai  went  to  work  in  the  mountains  at  logging  and  lumbering  and  was  employed  in 
the  making  of  molasses  from  sorghum  or  sogar  cane  for  many  years  while  tike  family 
was  living  In  Utah.  Mr.  Nielsen  was  also  employed  on  the  railroads  and  in  coal  mines 
tor  a  number  ot  years,  but  later  bought  land  in  Logan,  where  he  operated  tour  hundred 
and  eighty  acres  for  several  years.  He  served  as  city  recorder  of  Logan  and  later  was 
deputy  assessor  and  deputy  treasurer  of  Cache  county  tor  seven  years,  and  tor  two  years 
he  had  charge  ot  oil  county  ofllces  in  that  county  as  general  utility  man. 

In  1911  Mr.  Nielsen  removed  to  Malad  City,  Oneida  county,  Idaho,  to  Install  a  system 
of  assessing  property  and  collecting  taxes.  When  the  counties  were  divided  he  came 
to  Preston  and  was.  deputy  assessor  and  collector  until  1915.  While  living  In  Utah  in 
1889,  he  took  up  aUetract  work  and  has  been  engaged  more  or  less  In  that  line  ever  since, 
but  since  1914  he-  made  his  permanent  occupation  the  perfecting  and  abstracting  of 



tltlM  In  Preaton.    Ha  has  eztenslTe  fanning  Interests  la  Franklin  countr  apart  bvm  Us 
alMtraot  business. 

In  December,  18SS,  Mr.  NteLMo  was  married  to  Mary  A.  Parry,  and  to  tills  marrlags 
six  children  veia  bom,  namely:  Harriett  A.;  John  B..  who  served  three  years  In  the 
United  States  army;  L.  Parry;  Inette;  Francis  Wendell;  and  Mary  Lavlnla.  Mr. 
Nielsen  Is  an  active  member  ot  the  Church  <a  Jesus  Christ  ot  latter-day  Saints  and 
eatinefltly  Intereeted  In  all  Its  good  works.   He  la  a  snpporter  of  the  republican  par^. 


John  Curran,  who  to  engaged  In  ranching  In  the  Hagerman  valley  of  Gooding 
connty,  la  nombered  among  the  citizens  that  the  Emerald  isle  has  furnished  to  the 
new  world.  He  was  born  in  Longford,  Ireland,  June  24,  I8G6,  hts  pYente  being  Patrick 
and  Mary  (Hopkins)  Curran,  He  apent  the  first  sixteen  years  of  his  life  In  his  native 
country  and  then  crossed  the  Atlantic  to  the  new  world,  going  first  to  Cleveland,  Ohio, 
where  be  remained  tor  six  years.  In  1877  he  went  to  San  Francisco,  CallfomU,  where 
be-  was  employed  In  warehouses.  He  afterward  removed  to  Tombatone,  Arlsona,  where 
he  followed  mining,  and  later  he  returned  to  San  Franclaco,  where  he  was  again  em- 
p]<q^d  In  a  warehonae  until  1882. 

That  year  witnessed  his  arrival  at  Halley,  Idaho,  where  he  followed  mining  for  a 
pwlod'  of  six  yeara.  In  1888  he  took  up  his  preeent  ranch  property,  obtaining  three 
hundred  and  fifty  acres  of  land,  to  which  he  has  added  as  his  financial  reeouices  have 
'increased  until  hla  holdlnge  now  Include  six  hundred  and  eighty  acres  of  well  Improved 
ranch  land,  In  the  midst  ot  which  he  has  erected  fine  buildings  and  added  all  modem 
equipment.  The  ranch  presents  one  of  the  attractive  features  of  the  landscape  and  li 
given  over  largely  to  the  raising  of  sheep  and  cattle,  of  which  he  handles  high  grades. 

In  1879  Mr.  Cnrran  was  married  to  Mies  Mary  Curran,  a  native  of  Ireland,  as  were 
her  parents.  Coming  to  the  new  world,  they  settled  In  California,  where  the  marriage 
of  Mr.  and  Mrs.  John  Curran  was  celebrated.  They  become  the  parents  of  tour  children: 
Martin  B.,  mentioned  elsewhere  in  this  work;  Anna,  now  the  wife  of  Joeeph  Bnrgy; 
Angela;   and  John,  Jr. 

Since  becoming  a  naturalised  American  cltlien  John  Cnrran  has  voted  with  the 
republican  party,  believing  that  Its  principles  contain  the  beet  elements  of  good  gov 
emment.  He  has  not  sought  or  deelred  political  preferment,  however,  and  he  baa  felt 
that  hla  bnalneas  affaire  needed  all  of  hia  time  and  attention.  It  has  been  his  close 
appllcatlMi  and  unremitting  Industry  that  has  gained  him  a  place  among  the  proeper- 
ona  and  represflhtatlve  ranchers  of  the  Hagemun  valley. 


An  attractive  general  store  at  Rupert  la  owned  and  conducted  by  Wilbur  H.  Dla- 
nay,  who  has  beeA  IdenUfled  with  the  mercantile  Interesta  ot  the  town  alnce  1913.  He 
was  bom  at  Mount  Vernon,  Ohio,  October  IS.  1867,  and  Is  a  son  of  Alfred  and  Mary  A. 
(Brown)  Disney.  Ha  apent  the  first  fifteen  years  of  hie  life  In  his  native  state  and 
on  leaving  Ohio  went  west  to  Wyoming,  where  he  engaged  In  cow  pundilng  on  the  Bar 
T  Ranch,  also  on  Uie  101  Ranch  and  in  connection  with  other  cattle  outfits  of  that  seo- 
tlon.  He  next  went  to  the  Ruehrllle  (Nebraska)  country,  which  was  a  new  district  being 
opened  up  for  settlement.  He  filed  on  a  preempti<ni  claim  and  after  living  there  for  a 
time  sold  the  property  and  turned  hta  attention  to  the  lumber  buslnesa  at  Ruahvllle, 
Nebraaka,  In  which  he  engaged  for  nine  yeara. 

In  18Mt  he  removed  to  Terry.  South  Dakota,  where  be  eetabllabed  a  general  mei^ 
chandlae  atore.  The  place  was  a  new  gold  mining  town  and  bualnese  was  booming 
In  those  daya.  He  remained  there  until  1904,  when  he  removed  to  Idaho  and  filed  on 
land  near  the  present  site  ef  Rupert,  Bectfrlng  eighty  acrea  on  which  he  built  a  frame 
honaa  and  began  the  other  work  of  development  and  Improvement.  He  was  among 
the  first  settlers  on  this  project  and  he  continued  operating  his  land,  which  was  trans- 
formed into  rich  and  productive  fields,  annually  yielding  to  him  aubatantlal  harvests. 
In  1614  he  sold  this  property,  having  in  1913  turned  his  attention  to  merchandising  at 
Rupert.    He  alao  had  a  store  at  Heyhum,  Idaho,  but  later  disposed  of  the  tatter.    He 



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is  todB7  th«  proprietor  ot  the  largest  general  store  in  Ru[«rt,  canyiiiK  an  extensive 
and  attractive  line  ot  goods  of  all  kinds.  He  also  owns  raluable  raal  estate  in  the 
town  and  is  one  of  tbe  most  enterprlBing  and  progressive  bnalneas  men  ol  Rupert.  In 
the  conduct  ol  his  store  he  haa  ever  recognized  ttie  fact  that  satisfied  patrons  are  the 
beat  advertisement  and  be  has  put  forth  eTsiy  effort  to  please  his  cuatomers.  Moro- 
over,  his  prices  are  reasonable  and  his  displays  almost  enterprtstng  spirit  in  tbe  con- 
duct of  tbe  business. 

In  18SS  fir.  Disney  was  married  to  Mlas  Evelyn  Coursen,  a  native  of  Belleville,  Ohio, 
and  a  daughter  of  William  B.  end  Eliiabetb  (DeHaven)  Coursen.  Her  father  Is  now 
conducting  a  fine  ranch  near  Rupert,  Idaho.  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Disney  bave  become  parents 
of  four  children:  Paul,  who  is  postmaster  of  Rnpert  and  is  mentioned  elsewhere  in 
tbis  work:  Horry,  who  Is  a  lieutenant  of  the  aviation  service  of .  the  United  Statea 
army;  Wilbur,  who  is  with  the  United  States  navy;  and  Dwight,  who  is  In  school. 

Mr.  Disney  is  well  known  in  fraternal  circles  as  a  Mason  and  a  Knight  of  Pythias. 
He  has  attained  the  thirty-second  degree  of  the  Scottish  Rite  in  the  consistory  and  Is 
always  a  loyal  follower  of  the  craft.  In  politics  be  Is  a  republican.  During  the  period 
of  the  war  he  was  a  most  active  worker  in  support  of  national  interests.  He  acted  as 
chairman  for  the  Liberty  Loans  In  bis  district,  also  as  chairman  of  the  War  Savings 
Stamps  drives,  was  one  of  the  four-minute  men.  was  a  member  of  the  County  Council  of 
Defense  and  fuel  odmlnistrBtor  for  Minidoka  county.  He  did  everything  in  bis  power 
to  advance  the  interests  of  America  and  of  her  soldiers  in  camp  and  Held  end  bla  latmra 
were  farreachlng  and  effective. 


I.  C.  Hattabaugh,  a  well  known  resident  of  Lewiston,  was  bom  Deceml>er  S4,  1861, 
upon  a  farm  ten  miles  north  of  Salem,  in  Washington  county,  Indiana,  hia  paronts  be- 
ing George  W.  and  Sillie  (Bollng)  Hattabaugb.  Tbe  father  was  a  native  of  Virginia 
or  ot  Pennsylvania  while  the  mother's  birth  occurred  in  North  Carolina,  and  both  have 
now  passed  &ws.y.  Mr.  Hatlabaugh  has  two  living  sisters:  Mrs.  Josie  Denny,  a  resident 
of  Vallonia.  Indians;  and  Mrs.  Mary  F.  Pollock,  living  at  Indianapolis,  Indiana. 

In  the  common  schools  of  Delaneys  Creek,  at  Plattsburg  and  at  Kossuth,  Indiana,  I. 
C.  Hattabangh  pursued  his  early  education  and  in  later  years  was  a  student  at  New  Roai, 
Indiana.  Jle  was  reared  upon  a  farm  with  tbe  nsual  experiences  of  the  farmbred  boy. 
working  in  the  fields  until  nineteen  years  of  age,  after  which  be  was  employed  at  various 
occupations  until  1875.  He  then  engaged  in  the  manufacturo  of  drain  tile  with  Duncan 
Brothers  near  Jamestown,  in  Boone  county,  Indiana,  where  he  resided  until  1ST8.  He 
then  left  for  the  northwest  and  became  a  resident  of  Lewiston,  Idaho,  whero  for  two  w 
three  years  he  engaged  in  carpentering  and  during  the  latter  part  of  that  period  waa 
connected  with  a  sash  and  door  factory.  In  1890  he  became  the  president  of  the  Com* 
merclal  Bank  of  Moscow.  Idaho,  which  was  organized  in  that  year,  and  remained  in  tbe 
bank  as  an  official  until  March,  1896,  when  the  Institution  failed,  occasioned  by  the 
widespread  financial  panic  ot  1893-4.  Mr.  Hattabaugh  was  then  appointed  receiver  of 
the  bank  and  closed  out  its  affairs.  In  1900  he  became  the  secret^ry-treosuror  of  the 
Qrangevllle  Implement  Company,  Limited,  and  so  continued  until  1909,  when  tbe  busi- 
ness waa  sold.  Since  that  time  Mr.  Hattabaugh  has  engaged  in  no  particular  line  ot 
business,  being  practically  retired. 

At  Jamestown,  Indiana,  on  tbe  ISth  ot  December,  1876,  Mr.  Hattabaugh  waa  married 
to  Miss  Allie  MlUer,  daughter  of-GIi  sod  Mariah  Miller.  Her  people,  emigrated  to  Oregon 
at  an  early  day  and  were  identified  with  the  pioneer  development  of  that  state.  To  Mr. 
and  Mrs.  Hattabaugh  have  been  born  two  children.  M.  Reese,  who  married  Beulah 
Qreene,  a  daughter  ot  Congressman  Qreene.  of  Nebraska,  now  lives  at  Grangevlile, 
Idaho  with  bis  wife  and  one  son.  Nona,  who  was  mari'led  In  1906  to  J.  A.  Bradbury, 
passed  away  leaving  twn  little  sons  aged  thirteen  and  twelve  years  respectively. 

Mr.  Hattabaugh  was  president  of  the  Qrangevllle  Commercial  Club  in  ISOS  and 
1909.  He  became  a  ^fason  in  Indiana  In  1874  and  served  as  master  ot  Nez  Perce  Lodge 
in  1884  and  18S6.  In  1892  he  was  elected  grand  master  of  Masons  tor  the  state  ot  Idaho. 
He  has  also  taken  the  degrees  of  tbe  Royal  Arab  chapter  and  the  Knight  Templar  com- 
mandery  and  likewise  of  the  Mystic  Shrine.  He  was  a  member  of  the.  In  dependent  Order 
ot  Odd  Fellows,  the  Knighta  ot  Pythias  and  tbe  Blks  but  has  severed  all  connections 
save  with  the  Masons.    In  politics  he  is  a  democrat  and  has  always  been  keenly  inter- 



efltod  in  the  Bncceae  aod  prt^reas  of  the  party.  He  has  filled  vaiioos  public  offices, 
mrrlng  ae  deputy  asseaaor,  deputy  sheriff  and  deputy  auditor  of  Net  Perce  ooanty  from 
1881  nntll  1S84,  and  lu  Che  latter  year  was  elected  county  auditor,  Id  which  position  be 
oontlnned  tor  two  terms.  In  1889  he  was  made  deputy  cleric  or  the  court  at  Moscow, 
Idaho,  and  filled  that  position  nnttl  ISBl.  He  serred  on  the  city  council  at  Lewlston  tn 
1884-6,  was  one  of  the  board  of  r^eats  of  the  State  University  tram  1892  until  1S9G  tn- 
dnfllTS  and  in  1910  was  appointed  state  Insurance  commlsBloner  of  Idaho  by  Ooreraor 
Hawley  for  a  term  of  two  years.  Over  the  record  of  hts  official  career  there  falls  no 
shadow  of  wrong  or  suspicion  of  evil.  He  has  .been  most  loyal  to  the  Interests  entrusted 
to  his  care  and  at  all  times  has  proren  a  capable  offlcial  and  progressive  cltlsen,  doing 
everything  tn  hia  power  to  promote  the  progress  and  welfare  of  city  and  state. 


Henry  German  Wllltama,  who  came  to  Idaho  from  Putnam  county,  Missouri,  In  1906, 
owns  and  operates  a  ranch  of  forty  acres  situated  flVe  and  a  half  miles  northwest  of 
Meridian.  His  father,  Zachariah  Williams,  who  was  bom  near  Indianapolis.  Indiana, 
served  with  the  Union  army  In  the  Civil  war  tor  two  and  a  half  years.  His  demise 
occurred  in  Putnam  county,  Missouri,  when  he  had  reached  the  age  of  seventy-two 
yeara.  His  widow,  who  bore  the  maiden  name  of  Lydla  Oreene,  still  makes  her  hdme 
In  that  county. 

Henry  Q.  Williams  was  reared  and  educated  In  Putnam  county,  Missouri,  where - 
be  pursued  a  high  school  course.  Throughout  bis  entire  business  career  he  has  devoted 
his  time  and  energies  to  general  agricultural  pursuits.  The  year  1906  witnessed  fats 
arrival  In  Idaho  and  his  settlement  in  the  Boise  valley.  Five  yeara  later  he  was  mar- 
ried in  Oregon  to  a  young  Idaho  lady  named  Clara  Ethel  Clapp,  whom  he  wedded  Jan- 
uaT7  20,  1910.  She  was  bom  near  Beatrice.  Nebraska,  March  11,  1884,  a  daughter  of 
Clark  Elton  and  Mary  Adella  (Snell)  Clapp.  By  her  marriage  she  has  become  the 
mother  of  three  children:  Fern  Mabel,  who  was  bom  February  1.  1911;  Viola  Mar, 
whose  birth  occurred  October  11,  1912;  and  Orace,  whose  natal  day  was  October  4, 

Bince  their  marriage  Mr.  and  Mrs.  WllllBms  have  resided  on  ranches  In  the  vicinity 
of  Meridian  with  the  etceptlon  of  a  period  of  four  years,  from  ISIZ  until  1918,  during 
which  they  made  their  home  in  Iowa.  Mr.  Williams  purchased  his  present  fertile  and 
productive  ranch  of  forty  acres  in  March.  1919,  paying  seven  thousand  eight  hundred 
didlars  for  the  property,  and  has  since  refused  twelve  thousand  dollars  for  it  notwith- 
standing the  tact  that  be  has  erected  no  buildings  thereon.  It  is  principally  a  dairy 
ranch,  though  he  raises  considerable  red  clover,  com  and  alfalfa.  Success  has  attended 
his  undertakings  In  most  gratifying  measure.  He  recently  sold  an  eighty-acre  ranch  at 
an  advance  of  five  thousand  dollars  over  the  cost  price  and,  as  previously  stated,  has  re- 
fused an  offer  which  would  have  netted  him  more  than  four  thousand  dollars  profit  on 
bis  present  ranch. 

Mr.  Williams  gives  his  political  allegiance  to  the  republican  party  but  has  never 
Bonght  or  desired  office,  preferring  to  concentrate  his  attention  upon  his  business  In- 
terests. He  is  fond  of  hunting  and  fishing  and  has  a  splendid  physique,'  being  five 
feet  eight  inches  tall  and  weighing  one  hundred  and  ninety  pounds.  In  the  various  re- 
lations ot  lite  he  has  manifested  those  sterling  traits  of  character  which  command  re- 
spect In  every  land  and  clime,  and  his  circle  of  friends  is  therefore  an  extensive  one. 


•  Barton  C.  Scrlvner,  a  resident  ot  Idaho  through  the  past  two  decades.  Is  well  known 
as  a  ranchman  and  thresher  who  owns  and  cultivates  a  well  improved  tarm  of  forty 
acres  situated  five  and  one-half  miles  northwest  ot  Meridian.  He  was  bom  In  Page 
county,  Iowa,  September  27,  1873,  a  son  of  Lee  and  Harriet  Emetine  (Danewood) 
Scrlvner.  The  father,  who  served  as  a  soldier  ot  the  Union  army  at  the  time  of  Uie 
Civil  war,  followed  farming  as  a  life  work  and  passed  away  in  Ada  county,  Idaho,  on 
tbe  26tb  ot  December,  1913.    The  mother's  death  occurred  near  Star,  Idaho,  In  1911. 

Barton  C.  Scrlvner  accompanied  his  parents  on  their  removal  to  Pbilllps  county. 



Kansu,  when  a  little  chtld  and  was  there  reared  on  a  (arm,  attendlns  the  oommon 
B^oole  In  the  acqntrement  ol  hie  e^catlon.  TbooBh  bU  time  and  energies  have  been 
chiefly  given  to  farming  pursuits,  be  nae  also  worked  with  tools  and  Is  a  good  blacksmith 
and  carpenter.  He  la  likewise  familiar  with  every  kind  ot  machinery  used  on  a  farm, 
Inclndlng  threshing  machinery,  traction  engines,  etc  The  year  1899  witnessed  bis 
arrlTal  In  Idaho  and  he  has  since  made  bis  home  within  the  borders  of  this  stata  Re 
first  spent  one  winter  in  Boise,  afterward  resided  for  a  period  of  seven  years  in  the 
Yiclnlty  of  Star  and  subsequently  operated  a  sawmill  of  bis  own  on  Schaetter  creek,  la 
Boise  cotinty.  In  1919  he  resumed  ranching  on  his  present  place  of  forty  acres  near 
Meridian,  which  be  bad  purchased  In  1916  and  on  which  be  has  erected  a  bandscmie 
bnngalow  and  made  other  improvements.  Besides  being  the  owner  of  a  valnable  and 
productive  ranch  property,  Hr.  Scrlvner  has  owned  and  operated  a  oomplete  threshing 
ontflt,  inclndlng  a  clover  huller.  * 

On  the  dtb  of  April,  1896,  In  Phillips  county,  Kansas,  Hr.  Scrivner  was  united  in 
marriage  to  Miss  Carrie  Ethel  Duncan,  who  was  born  in  that  connty  October  13,  187S, 
a  daughter  of  Henry  and  Maria  (Woolen)  Duncan.  The  father  died  In  Kansas  In  1917, 
but  the  mother  still  snrvlves  and  yet  makes  her  home  In  the  Sunflower  state.  Mr.  and 
Mrs.  Scrlvner  have  become  the  parents  of  fourteen  children,  twelve  of  whom  snrvlTa,  as 
((dlows:  BIma  Josephine,  who  was  bom  April  8,  1896,  and  Is  the  wife  ot  Willis  Skaen; 
Loren  William,  born  October  14,  1897,  who  wedded  Tlolet  White  and,  like  his  tether. 
Is  engaged  in  the  operation  of  a  ranch  and  In  threshing;  Clara  Hand,  whose  birth 
occnrred  January  IE,  1899,  and  who  is  the  wife  of  Robin  French;  Iva  Grace,  born 
October  26, 1902,  who  Is  at  home;  Clifford  Barton,  whose  naUl  day  was  August  IG,  1904; 
Bra  Laona,  bom  Hay  2G,  1906;  Leebem  Wayne,  bom  July  13,  190S;  Bmsy  Blolse,  bora 
Angust  10, 1911;  Mary  Ethel,  whose  birth  occurred  July  2,  1915;  Gdwln  IJoyd  and  Edna 
.  Fern,  twins;  bom  April  4,  1917;  and  Rena  Cecile,  who  flrst  opened  her  eyes  to  the 
light  of  day  on  the  12th  of  May,  1910.  Gran  John,  whose  birth  occurred  January  IS, 
1901,  passed  away  February  26,  1903,  while  an  unnamed  infant  who  was  tram  April  4, 
1910,  died  on  the  SSth  of  the  same  month. 

Mr.  Scrlvner  has  always  maintained  an  Independent  attitude  In  poUtica  and  has 
ably  served  as  a  member  of  the  school  board.  His  life  has  been  upright  and  honorable 
In  every  relation,  winning  him  the  confidence  and  high  regard  of  all  with  whom  ha  has 
been  assodftted.  while  the  success  which  has  attended  bis  efforts  aa  an  agrionlturlst 
baa  gained  him  a  position  among  the  representative  ranchmen  of  Ada  coun^. 


Death  often  claims  thoee  wh<nn  we  can  UI  afford  to  lose  and  It  was  a  matter  of  the 
deepest  regret  when  George  F.  Steele,  of  Coenr  d'Alene,  passed  away.  Ha  bad  filled 
the  offlce  of  insurance  commissioner  and  he  was  one  of  the  most  prominent  real  estate 
and  Insurance  men  of  Idaho.  In  business  he  manifested  notaUe  enterprise,  in  dric 
affairs  a  marked  public  spirit  and  at  all  times  displayed  unfaltering  devotion  to  the 
general  welfare,  bU  life  ever  being  characterized  by  the  highest  principles  ot  honor  and 
a  broad  human Itarlanism. 

Mr.  Steele  was  a  native  of  Wisconsin.  He  was  born  at  De  Pere,  Brown  oonnty, 
April  3, 1869,  and  his  tits  record  spanned  the  intervening  years  to  the  Sth  of  January.  1918, 
when  he  passed  away  In  Oakland,  Calltomfa.  His  father,  Robert  Steele,  was  a  native  ot 
Scotland.  After  attending  the  public  schools  of  his  native  town  George  F.  Steele  con- 
tinued bis  education  in  the  high  school  at  Green  Bay,  Wlsoonsin,  and  In  a  normal 
school  and  after  his  textbooks  were  put  aside  be  took  up  educational  work  and  for 
eight  years  was  superintendent  ot  public  Instruction  In  Brown  county,  proving  a  most 
able  and  popular  educator.  He  was  keenly  Interested  In  clvle  and  political  affairs 
as  well  and  was  an  ardent  supporter  of  the  democratic  party  throughout  his  entire 
life.  By  reason  of  his  activity  in  this  connection  he  was  made  clerk  of  the  Wtsoonslh 
senate  and  afterward  went  to  Washington,  D.  C,  where  he  occupied  a  position  in  the 
United  States  land  ofOce.  By  President  Cleveland  he  was  appointed  Indian  agent  of 
the  Coeur  d'Alen&  reservation  and  occupied  that  ofllce  tor  nine  years.  Resigning  his 
position,  he  took  up  his  abode  In  Coeur  d'Alene,  where  he  opeend  a  real  estate  and 
Insarance  offlce,  becoming  one  of  the  pioneers  in  his  line  In  the  Panhandle  of  Idaho, 
Ae  the  years  passed  he  developed  a  large  business,  becoming  well  known  throngbont  the 
state  In  this  connection,  and  the  George  F.  Steele  Company,  of  which  he  was  the  prosl- 

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dent,  continues  actlTOly  In  ibe  insurance  bvalneea  to  the  present  time,  directed  br  Mrs. 
Steele,  who  la  proving  a  moat  competent  and  capable  business  woman.  In  1915  Hr. 
Steele  was  made  Insurance  commissioner  of  the  state  and  wae  one  of  the  moat  efficient 
erer  In  the  office.  He  llkevlse  held  several  positions  of  public  trust  In  Coeur  d'Alene 
and  there  was  no  man  more  readr  and  willing  to  aid  In  the  upbuilding  of  the  city  and 
count)'  and  farther  Its  interests  along  manr  lines  than  was  George  V.  Steele.  He  ever 
recogntsed  the  duties  and  Dbllgstloas  as  well  as  the  privileges  and  opportunities  of 
citizenship  and  his  labors  were  an  effective  force  'along  the  lines  of  public  progress. 
In  addition  to  his  other  activities  he  was  state  agent  for  the  International  Railroad 
and  whatever  he  undertook  he  accomplished,  hla  well  formulated  plans  being  at  eJl  times 
promptly  executed. 

Mr.  Steele  was  married  on  Thanksgiving  day  of  1900  in  Milwaukee,  Wisconsin,  to 
Hiss  Mary  E.  PaHon.  who  was  engaged  In  educational  work  In  that  city.  Her  father. 
Michael  J.  Fallon,  was  identified  with  the  AIlis<}halmers  manufacturing  Interests  of 
Milwaukee  as  superintendent  of  several  plants.  To  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Steele  was  bom  a 
daughter,  Mary  Catherine  Qeraldlne. 

While  Mr.  Steele  was  filling  the  office  of  Insurance  commissioner  and  the  family 
resided  in  Boise,  Mrs.  Steele  was  very  prominent  In  the  social  and  club  life  of  that  city. 
She  filled  the  office  of  president  of  the  Catholic  Women's  Club  and  was  an  active  member 
ot  the  Ctdumblan  Club  of  Boise.  She  became  on  of  the  charter  members  of  the  Coeur 
d'Alene  Woman's  Club,  was  the  first  president  ot  the  Catholic  Women's  Club  and  has 
been  very  active  In  connection  with  the  State  rederation.  She  also  aaslsted  materially 
In  organizing  the  Coeur  d'Alene  public  library  and  wae  vice  chairman  of  the  Kootenai 
County  Red  Cross  Chapter  during  the  World  war. 

Throughout  his  life  Mr.  Steele  remained  a  moat  earnest  advocate  ot  democratic 
principles  and  waa  one  of  the  reooguiied  leaders  of  hia  party  In  Idaho.  He  was  always 
active  In  support  of  the  cause  of  education  and  as  a  member  ot  the  echtxil  board  did 
effective  service  for  the  Improvement  ot  the  echoola.  He  belonged  to  the  Elks  Lodge 
at  Moscow,  and  was  also  a  member  of  the  Knights  ot  Columbus,  the  oldest  lodge  ot 
this  character  In  the  state.  He  wae  prominently  identified  with  the  building  of  St. 
Thomas  church,  the  finest  in  northern  Idaho,  and  he  was  a  most  charitable  man, 
giving  freely  and  generously  but  always  unostentatiously  to  aid  others.  He  never 
tailed  to  extend  a  helping  hand  where  aid  was  needed  nor  to  do  his  part  in  the  ameliora- 
tion ot  hard  conditions  of  life  for  the  unfortunate.  Thus  be  left  behind  him  a  memory 
that  is  enshrined  In  the  hearts  of  many  and  which  is  a  benediction  and  an  inspiration 
to  all  who  knew  him. 


Dr.  William  H.  Knapp,  Buccesstully  engaged  In  the  practice  of  medicine  at  H(ve, 
where  he  Is  also  filling  the  position  of  coroner,  was  born  on  a  farm  near  Addison,  in 
Steuben  county.  New  York,  January  20,  1S47.  his  parents  being  William  M.  and  Eliza- 
beth (Osborne)  Knapp,  both  of  whom  were  natives  of  the  Empire  state.  The  father 
devoted  his  life  to  the  occupation  of  farming.  His  political  allegiance  was  given  to  the 
whig  party  and  his  religious  faith  was  that  ot  the  FYee  Baptist  church. 

Dr.  Knapp,  whose  name  Introduces  this  review,  pursued  hla  esr'y  education  In  the 
country  echoola  and  later  attended  Troupsburg  Academy.  He  enlisted  when  a  yovth  in 
bis  teens  In  the  Union  army  as  a  member  ot  Company  G,  Fiftieth  New  York  Engineers, 
serving  during  the  last  year  of  the  war.  When  the  country  no  longer  needed  his 
military  aid  he  took  up  the  profcEslon  of  teaching  and  while  thus  engaged  he  utilized 
his  leisure  time  for  the  study  of  medicine  and  became  afterward  a  student  in  the  Detroit 
Medical  College  and  In  the  St.  Louis  Medical  College,  now  the  medical  department  of 
Washington  University.  Prom  the  latter  institution  he  was  graduated  in  1872  with 
the  M.  D.  degree.  He  practiced  for  a  shoft  time  in  McDonougb  county,  Illinois,  but 
in  1ST3  removed  to  York,  Nebraska,  becoming  one  of  the  pioneer  residents  of  that  place.. 
Not  only  did  he  win  a  creditable  position  as  a  physician  and  aurgeon  there,  but  was 
also  prominent  in  the  public  affairs  of  the  locality,  serving  as  mayor  ot  his  city  and 
as  member  of  the  state  senate  in  1877.  He  was  a  leading  representative  of  the  republi- 
can party  and  did  all  In  his  power  to  further  Its  Interests  and  Insure  Its  success.  In 
addition  to  his  practice  he  maintained  a  ranch,  on  which  he  raised  fine  shorthorn 
cattle.  However,  his  professional  activities  made  large  demand  upon  his  time  and 
energies  and  from  1SS2  until  1886  he  waa  a  professor  in  the  medical  department  of 



the  UnlTersltr  or  Nebraska.  He  apeciallMd  In  obstetrlcB  and  dleearos  of  women  and 
be  vas  a, leading  member  of  the  Nebraska  State  Hedtcal  Association,  whtch  honored 
him  with  election  to  the  positions  of  secretai7>  vice  president  and  president.  He  vas 
likewise  a  valned  member  of  the  York  CoUntj  Medical  AssDciatlon  in  Nebraska.  Wbile 
tilling  a  profesaoTBhlp  In  the  University  of  Nebraska  he  was  appointed  by  Governor 
Dawes,  who  had  been  his  colleague  in  the  state  senate,  ae  head  of  the  Insane  asylum 
at  Lincoln  and  filled  that  posftton  until  1S92,  Fcdlowlng  his  retirement  he  engaged  In 
the  private  practice  of  medicine  and  surgery  at  Aurora,  Nebraska,  from  1892  until  1902 
and  was  classed  with  the  eminent  representatives  of  the  profession  In  that  state. 

In  the  latter  year  Dr.  Knapp  became  a  resident  of  Hope,  Idaho,  where  ha  has  since 
made  his  home,  and  throughout  the  intervening  period  he. has  been  classed  with  the 
r^resentatlve  and  honored  residents  of  bis  city.  He  has  been  active  In  the  public 
life  of  the  community  and  he  was  made  coroner  when  Bonner  county  was  organiied  in 
1907.  Since  tiiat  time  he  has  continuously  filled  the  offloe,  the  duties  of  which  he  has 
capably  discharged.  He  has  always  enjoyed  an  extensive  private  practice  and  has  ever 
kept  in  touch  with  the  trend  ot  modem  professional  thought  and  research.  He  is 
most  careful  In  diagnosis  and  la  seldom,  if  ever,  at  fault  in  foretelling  the  outcome  of 
disease.  He  was  largely  instrumental  in  securing  the  passage  of  the  laws  ot  the  board 
of  health  of  Nebraska  and  thronghOnt  his  life  he  has  held  to  the  maintenance  of  the 
highest  professional  standards,  recognizing  fully  the  obligations  that  devolve  upon  the 
physician,  who  often  balds  the  issues  of  life  and  death  in  bis  hands.  He  Is  a  member 
of  the  American  Medical  Association  and  also  ot  the  International  Medical  Congress, 
as  well  as  of  the  Bonner  County  Medical  Society. 

In  1876,  at  York,  Nebraska.  Dr.  Knapp  was  married  to  Miss  Etta  A.  Beecher,  a 
daughter  ot  Pbilo  and  Mary  (Olney)  Beecher.  who  were  natives  ot  New  York  and  in 
1S50  removed  to  HcDonough  county,  Illinois,  where  they  were  prominent  pioneer  people. 
To  Dr.  and  Mrs.  Knapp  have  been  born  the  following  named:  Arthur  L.,  now  deceased; 
Mrs.  Bessie  Frlzzelle,  of  Seattle;  Mrs.  Helen  M.  Allen,  living  at  Shelton,  Washington; 
Mrs.  Dorothy  Carver,  also  of  Seattle;  William  Maurice,  who  went  to  France  as  a  mem- 
ber of  Battery  B  of  the  One  Hundred  and  Forty-sixth  Field  Artillery  and  was  sent  to 
the  school  ol  artillery,  being  selected  as  one  ot  the  non-commissioned  officers  to  return 
to  the  United  States  as  an  instructor  at  the  training  camp  and  also  being  sent  by  the 
sovemment  to  aid  in  the  promotion  ol  Liberty  loans;  and  Harold  B.,  who  is  now  a 
forest  ranger  in  Montana.  They  have  also  reared  an  adopted  daughter,  Elolse  A.,  whom 
they  are  now  educating  in  Seattle. 

Dr.  Knapp  has  long  been  an  active  republican,  unfaltering  in  his  allegiance  to  the 
party  and  his  support  of  Its  principles.  He  is  well  known  in  Masonic  circles  and  while 
at  York,  Nebraska,  assisted  In  organizing  the  blue  lodge  and  the  chapter.  He  was  like- 
wise a  member  of  the  consistory  and  of  the  commandery  at  Lincoln,  Nebraska.  Mrs. 
Knapp  has,  like  her  husband,  been  active  in  all  those  interests  which  have  to  do  with 
public  welfare  and  for  eighteen  years  she  had  charge  of  the  primary  department  of  the 
Congregational  Sunday  school.  She  baa  likewise  been  an  earnest  wOrker  for  the  Red 
Cross  and  for  the  Woman's  Christian  Temperance  Union,  in  a  word  the  aid  and 
inflnence  of  Dr.  and  Mrs.  Knapp  have  been  potent  forces  in  secnring  the  adoption  ot 
all  those  agencies  which  make  tor  the  uplift  ot  the  Individual  or  tor  the  adoption  of 
higher  civic  standards  and  ideals.  Their  genuine  worth  16  recognized  by  all  and  those 
who  know  them  are  proud  to  call  them  rriends. 


Thomas  McOrath,  who  has  been  a  reeldent  of  Ada  county  ttarongbout  the  past  three 
decades,  was  long  actively  Identified  with  ranching  interests  here,  but  Is  now  living 
retired  in  the  enjoyment  of  well  earned  rest,  having  put  aside  the  work  of  the  fields  a  few 
years  aga  He  was  bom  In  Morgan  county,  Ohio,  May  24,  1S4S,  his  parents  being 
Tbomas  and  Matilda  (Lincoln)  McOrath,  the  former  bom  in  the  state  of  Maine  in 
1808,  while  the  birth  of  the  latter  occurred  In  the  District  ot  Columbia  on  the  16th  of 
April,  1816.  The  paternal  grandtatber  6t  our  subject  also  bore  the  name  of  Thomas 
UcOrath,  which  was  given  to  a  member  of  three 'successive  generations  of  the  family. 
Tbe  father  of  Mr.  McOrath  of  this  review  removed  to  Morgan  county,  Ohio,  In  1816  and 
remained  in  the  Buckeye  state  until  1S80,  when  he  and  hie  wife  took  up  their  abode  in 
Phillips  coun^,  Kansas,  where  be  passed  away  in  the  following  winter.  The  mother 
also  died  In  Phillips  county,  Kansas, 
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Tbomas  McQrath,  whoM  nam«  IntroduoM  this  review.  Joined  tbe  Union  mimj  at 
the  time  ot  tbe  Civil  war  and  served  for  two  years  with  the  One  Hundred  and  Twenty- 
Moond  Ohio  Volunteer'  Inlsntry.  He  continued  a  resident  of  hla  native  state  until  1S84, 
when  he  removed  with  hfs  family  to  PhllUpe  county,  Kansas,  where  be  remained  for 
ten  years,  on  the  expiration  ot  which  period  he  came  to  Ada  county,  Idaho,  In  1890. 
Here  he  devoted  his  attention  to  general  aKrlcultural  pursuits  with  good  success  until 
a  few  years  ago  and  Is  now  spending  the  evening  of  llle  In  honorable  retirement. 

On  tbe  31st  ot  March,  1869,  in  Morgan  county,  Ohio,  Mr.  McOrath  was  united  In 
marriage  to  Miss  Louisa  Qreer,  whose  birth  occurred  In  that  county  October  9,  1849, 
and  who  passed  away  In  Ada  county,  Idaho,  October  8,  1917.  They  became  the  parents 
of  ten  children,  of  wbom  four  sons  and  tour  daughters  are  still  living.  The  eldest, 
John  H.,  who  was  bom  December  16,  1SS9.  Is  a  well  known  citizen  residing  in  the 
vicinity  of  E^le  and  Is  at  present  serving  as  clialrman  ot  the  tMard  ot  county  com- 
missioners ot  Ada  county.  Sarah  F.,  the  second  of  the  family,  was  l)orn  November  17, 
1871.  Charles  B.  first  opened  hla  eyes  to  the  light  ot  day  on  the  !Qth  of  January,  1874. 
Albert  0.,  who  was  bom  April  13,  1S7T,  and  resided  on  a  ranch  of  one  hundred  and  sixty 
acres  three  miles  northyirest  ot  Star,  died  ot  InfluenEa  at  St.  Alpbonsus  Hospital  in 
Boise  early  in  1920.  Ella  0.,  whose  birth  occurred  June  4. 1879.  is  the  wife  of  Charles  A. 
Johnson,  a  real  estate  dealer  of  Boise.  Qeorge  U,  who  was  bom  in  Pblllips  county,  Kau>, 
sas,  February  6.  1S82,  was  married  on  tbe  SSth  ot  November,  1903,  to  Minnie  Arbaogh 
and  they  now  have  three  children:  Willard.  Uoyd  and  Everett.  Flora  0.,  whose  birth 
occurred  May  21,  18S5,  is  the  wife  of  Fred  Breehears,  of  CoUlster,  Idaho.  Ida,  the  next 
of  the  family,  died  in  Infancy.  Ralph,  whose  natal  day  was  July  IE,  1889,  is  married  and 
resides  near  Eagle.  Liule  0.,  who  was  born  June  8,  1894,  is  the  wife  of  Leonard  L. 
Snell,  ot  Eagle. 

la  his  political  views  Mr.  McOrath  Is  a  republican,  but  has  never  hesitated  to  cast 
an  independent  ballot  when  his  Judgment  has  so  dictated.  He  cast  his  first  presidential 
ballot  for  General  Oeorge  B.  McClellan,  tbe  democratic  candidate,  in  1864.  His  career 
has  ever  been  characterited  by  honorable  principles  and  worthy  motives  and  he  has  long 
been  numbered  among  the  substantial  and  esteemed  citisens  of  Ada  county. 


Joseph  R.  Black,  giving  bis  attention  to  cattle  raising  In  Owyhee  county  not  far 
from  Bruneau,  was  born  In  Troy,  Lincoln  county,  Missouri,  November  7,  1874,  and  is 
a  son  of  James  H.  and  Eliu  Jane  (Mullens)  Black,  both  ot  whom  were  natives  ot 
Cambridge,  Ohio,  where  they  were  reared  and  married.  The  father  took  up  the 
occupation  of  farming  and  after  leaving  the  middle  west  removed  to  Idaho  in  1876, 
reaching  Bruneau  on  the  18th  ot  May  ot  that  year.  In  the  summer  he  lived  at 
Columbia,  Nevada,  a  mining  town,  where  he  conducted  a  dairy,  supplying  the  mining 
camps  with  milk  and  butter.  He  was  thus  engaged  until  1878  and  In  the  spring  of 
1879  tie  conducted  a  dairy  at  Big  Springs  and  sold  butter  to  the  camps  at  Silver  City. 
The  next  summer  be  herded  his  cattle  on  Sinker  creek  near  Silver  City,  where  he 
sold  bulter  and  milk,  and  each  winter  be  returned  to  Bruneau.  In  1880  he  began 
farming  on  Castle  creek  and  while  he  was  thus  engaged  he  also  carried  the  mall 
from  Qlenns  Perry  to  Silver  City  and  on  many  occasions  had  to  carry  tbe  mall  on 
his  back,  as  It  was  impossible  to  go  by  horseback  over  the  trail.  On  one  occasion  the 
road  was  so  badly  blocked  and  tbe  trail  so  difficult  that  his  horse  slipped  and  tell  In 
tbe  deep  ravine,  where  Mr.  Black  was  obliged  to  leave  him  and  continue  the  trip  on 
toot,  enduring  terrible  hardships.  He  made  hla  trip  twice  a  week  through  the  winter 
seasons  and  experienced  many  difficult  condltons.  In  1881  he  took  up  a  homestead 
at  the  lower  end  ot  Bruneau  valley  and  there  carried  on  general  farming  and  stock 
raising,  ranging  from  six  to  seven  hundred  head  ot  cattle.  He  also  raised  horses, 
ot  which  he  had  several  hundred  head,  and  thus  he  continued  actively  In  business 
until  about  seventy  years  ot  t«e,  when  be  retired,  leasing  bis  ranch,  for  all  ot  his 
sons  had  gone  in  business  tor  themselves,  the  father  assisting  them  In  gaining  a  start, 
so'  that  each  had  a  stock  business  (tf  his  own.  The  father  passed  away  on  Easter 
Sunday  at  Albany,  Oregon,  in  1918,  when  eighty-five  years  ot  age.  He  was  one  ot  the 
earliest  of  the  pioneerv  of  this  part  ot  the  state,  wsa  a  most  Industrious  man  and 
contributed  In  substantial  measure  tbroagh  his  unfaltering  business  activities  t« 
the  develcq^ment  and  upbuilding  of  the  section  in  which  he  lived.    His  sterling  worth 



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vu  rwosnlsM  }>T  All  Bnd  those  who  knew  him  entertained  for  bliii  (he  highest  reapecL 
me  wife  pftsaed  away  at  Mountain  Home,  Idaho,  In  1900, 

Joaaph  R.  Bla<^  was  onlj  two  years  of  age  when  brouKht  by  his  parents  to  Idaho, 
and  like  the  other  hoys  upon  the  frontier,  he  pnrsned  bis  education  In  echocds  that 
were  conducted  In  private  homes  before  the  public  school  system  was  organised. 
Throngh  the  period  of  his  boyhood  and  youth  he  assisted  his  father  upon  the  home 
TEncta  and  when  twenty-three  years  of  age  he  began  raising  horses  and  cattle  on  his 
pwn  account,  tiaving  but  f,  small  number  at  first,  bat  adding  thereto  from  time  to  time 
fa  his  financial  resources  Increased  until  at  the  present  time  he  has  between  six  and 
«eTen  hundred  head  of  cattl«  and  an  almost  equally  large  number  of  horses.  He  Is 
now  the  owoer  of  a  line  ranch  of  one  hundred  and  twenty  acres  in  the  Brnneau  valley 
and  also  has  a  euminer  aunp  of  tiiree  hundred  and  twraty  acres  in  the  mountains. 

In  ISO!  Mr.  Black  was  married  to  Miss  Virginia!  C.  Tate,  a  daughter  of  Jacob 
Lafayette  and  Columbia  Tate  and  a  native  of  Mountain  Home,  Idaho,  where  her 
parents  settled  In  pioneer  times,  having  removed  from  <C)eorgla  to  Idaho  abont  1884, 
after  which  the  father  engag^  1q  stock  r»iBlng.  He  died  In  I9I2,  having  for  twenty 
yeara  survived  his  wife,  who  passed  away  about  1S92.  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Black  are  the 
parents  of  four  .children:  |leflsie  Agpee,  Allnrt  Lafayette,  Mildred  Margaret  and 
Paul  James. 

;  In  politics  Mr.  Black  Isa  republican  OQd  he  and  his  family  bold  membership  (■ 
^  Copgregatlonal  church,  and  he  is  sIbq  Identified  with  the  Modern  Woodmen  <XC 
AfflericA.  He  Is  luslly  classed  with  the  progressive  ranchers  and  cattlMnen  of  Owyhee 
pOBDty  »nd  tbs  sterling  worth  of  bis  character, has  gained  for  him  the  confidence  and 
goodwill  of  all  who  know  him,  He  holds  to  high  Ideals  of  life,  supporting  all  those 
Intareets  which  work  for  the  uplift  of  the  individual  and  the  betterment  of  the 
comntunlty  at  large, 


-  Among  the  able  qiembers  ol  the  Idaho  bar  practicing  at  Bhoshraie  is  pnmbered 
Cliarles  O.  Stockslagtf,  who  comes  to  this  state  from  Indiana.  He  wns  barn  at  Corydon, 
Indiana,  February  8,  1847,  and  Is  a  son  of  Jacob  and  Jane  Wilson  (Newell)  Stockslager. 
His  boyhood  A&ya  were  passed  In  the  Hoosler  state  and  in  Lebanon,  Ohio,  where  he 
pursued  bts  studies,  also  becoming  a  student  in  the  Holbrook  Normal  School.  He  took 
no  the  study  of  law  under  the  direction  of  hie  brother,  S.  M.  Stockslager,  and  Ben- 
jg^min  P.  Douglas  In  Indiana  and  in  August,  1871,  he  went  to  Columbus,  Kansas,  where 
be  remained  until  November,  18S7,  being  actively  engaged  In  the  practice  of  law  through 
t)ie  Intervening  period.  ,  .     . 

Attracted  by  the  oppartunltles  of  the  growing  northwest,  he  came  to  Idaho  in  1SS7 
and  was  made  receiver  of  public  moneys  at  the  United  States  land  office  in  Halley. 
He  continued  In  that  position  until  the  first  state  election  in  1890,  when  be  was  chosen 
Judge  of  the  fourth  Judicial  dletrict  and,  took  his  place  upon  the  bench,  where  his 
decisions  were  uttered  with  such  fairness  and  impartiality  that  he  was  reelected  In 
.1904  and  a^in  in  190S.  His  opinions  were  at  all  times  models  of  Judicial  soundaess, 
based  upon  comprehensive  knowledge  of  the  law  and  correct  application  of  Judicial 
principles.  In  the  fall  of  1909  he  was  elected  to  the  supreme  court  bench  of  Idaho, 
whereon  he  served  for  six  years.  His  course  showed  him  to  be  the  peer  of  the  ablest 
men  who  have  sat  In  the  court  of  last  resort.  He  was  disturbed  by  none  of  those 
personal  prejudices  and  peculiarities  of  disposition  which  can  so  easily  thwart  the  ends 
of  Jnstlce,  but  was  ^hle  to  sink  all  such  In  a  fairness  and  impartiality  which  insured 
the  righteous  workings  of  the  court.  With  his  retirement  from  the  bench  he  began  the 
practice  of  law  at  Halley  and  at  Twin  Falls,  being  associated  with  the  late  Hon.  A.  M. 
Bowen.  Thus  lie  continued  to  practice  until  February,  1911,  when  he  was  appointed 
judge  of  the  fourth  Judicial  district  by  Governor  Hawley  and  again  served  upon  the 
bench  tor  four  years,  On  the  expiration  of  that  period  he  removed  to  Shoshone,  where 
be  has  since  been  located,  and  through  the  intervening  period  he  has  enjoyed  a  large 
and  distinctively  representative  clientage. 

In  1878  Judge  Stockslager  was  married  to  Miss  Ingobo  Chrleman,  a  native  of  Illinois 
and  a  daughter  of  William  and  Ingobo  Cbrlsman.  She  passed  away  at  Qalena,  Kansas, 
November  16,  1882,  leaving  two  children:  Roscoe  Newell,  who  la  living  at  Salt  Lake; 
and  Ingobo  Julia,  now  deceased.    In  November,  1886,  Judge  Stockslager  was  married  to 

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HIn  CUra  F.  Brice.  a  native  ot  Hletalgsn  and  a  daiisbt«r  of  William  and  Arabella 
Brloe.  Ttaejr  also  have  two  children:  Leslie  Brice,  who  la  now  practicing  medldne  at 
Wallace,  Idaho;  and  WlUlam  H.,  who  Ig  engaged  In  farming  and  stock  raising  near 

In  his  political  Tiewa  Judge  Stockslager  has  alwars  been  a  democrat  and  tor  many 
Tears  has  been  one  of  the  reeosnlied  leaden  of  tbe  party  In  this  state.  In  1>07  he  was 
the  democratic  candidate  for  goTemor  and  in  190&  was  the  candidate  of  his  putr  for 
the  United  States  senate.  He  has  been  a  most  thorongh  and  discriminating  stndent 
of  tbe  Tltal  political  problems  which  have  oome  up  for  wttlemant.  A  broad-minded 
man,  he  Is  always  fonnd  In  thoee  gatherings  where  the  Intelligent  men  of  the  state  are 
met  In  the  dlscnsslim  ot  most  Important  problems.  Steadily  advancing  in  his  chosen 
protesalon,  he  has  carved  his  name  blgb  on  the  keystone  of  the  legal  arch  of  Idaho. 


Henry  Penwell  Brown,  who  has  occupied  the  poaltlon  of  postmaster  at  Paul  for  the 
past  seren  years,  was  bom  In  Clyde,  Kansas,  on  the  3d  of  S^tember,  1&88,  his  parents 
being  WUllam  and  Mary  (Penwell)  Brown.  He  obtained  bis  education  in  the  pnbllc 
schools  of  his  native  town  and  after  putting  aside  his  textbooks  secured  a  olerkAlp 
in  a  clothing  store  there.  In  IBIS,  when  a  young  man  of  twenty-four  years,  be  came  to 
Paul,  Idaho,  and  entered  the  eetabllskment  wltii  which  he  Is  now  connected  and  which 
was  tbe  only  enterprise  of  the  kind  In  the  town  at  that  time,  working  as  a  olerk  for 
Frank  H.  Adams  until  1915.  In  the  latter  year  he  was  made  secretary  and  treasurer  of 
the  Paul  Store  Company.  Incorporated,  and  served  In  the  dual  capacity,  his  efforts  and 
energy  contributing  in  marked  measure  to  the  auccaaaful  conduct  of  the  concern  uiifll 
January,  1920,  when  he  sold  out.  He  has  acted  as  postmaster  of  Paul  since  IBIS  and 
has  made  a  moot  excellent  record  In  that  connection  through  the  prompt  and  cs^able 
discharge  of  his  dnttes. 

In  1915  Hr.  Brown  was  united  In  marriage  to  Miss  Ruth  Londgren,  who  Is  a  native 
of  Sweden  and  when  three  years  of  age  was  brought  to  the  United  States  by  her  parents, 
Haktm  and  Blga  Lnndgren.  The  family  h(Kne  was  first  eetabllshed  in  Taooma,  Wash- 
ington, where  Ur.  Lnndgren  oondnoted  a  shingle  mill,  while  snbaegnently  he  came  to 
Idaho  and  now  resides  on  a  ranch  In  the  vldnlty  of  Paal.  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Brown  have 
three  children:    Muriel,  Gordon  and  BlUabeth. 

In  politics  Hr.  Brown  maintains  an  Independent  course,  supporting  men  and 
measures  rather  than  party,  while  fraternally  be  Is  a  Consistory  Mason.  He  has  gained 
an  extensive  circle  of  warm  friends  during  the  period  of  his  residence  at  Paul,  where 
he  has  won  wide  recognition  both  as  an  able  business  man  and  faithful  puUlc  official. 


One  of  the  prominent  ranchmen  of  Ada  county  la  Joeeph  McKlnney,  who  Is 
now  residing  on  a  most  desirable  eighty  acre  tract  Htnated  three  miles  northwest  of 
Meridian.  He  is  a  native  of  Pennsylvania,  having  been  bom  fn  Philadelphia,  Novem- 
ber t,  ISTO,  a  son  of  Joseph  and  Bmlly  (Barclay)  McKlnney.  His  father,  who  Is 
deceased,  was  of  Irish  birth  and  a  plumber  by  trade.  His  mother  was  a  native  of  Wales 
and  died  when  Joseph  McKlnney,  Jr.,  was  eight  years  of  age. 

Joseph  McKlnney,  two  years  after  the  death  ot  his  mother,  removed  west  to  Ford 
county,  IIUuoIb,  to  the  home  of  his  father's  sister,  with  whom  he  lived  until  he  was 
sixteen  years  of  age.  He  then  started  out  for  himself  and  removed  to  Nebraska,  where 
he  met  his  wife  and  was  married.  They  resided  In  Beatrice,  that  state,  until  IBOO,  when 
Mr.  McKlnney  came  alcaie  to  Idaho  to  find  a  home  for  his  family.  His  first  few  months 
In  Idaho  were  spent  in  the  hills  of  Owyhee  county,  where  he  was  in  the  employ  of  the 
late  Robert  Noble,  then  one  of  the  bluest  sheepmen  ot  Idaho.  From  July,  19O0,  to 
December,  1901,  he  was  In  the  employ  of  the  War  Eagle  Mining  A  Milling  Company,  on 
Shaw's  mountain,  twelve  mllee  from  Bolee.  His  wife  and  two  eldest  children  Joined 
him  here  In  1901,  and  In  1902  he  bought  the  forty  acres  of  land  on  which  his  present 
home  stands,  but  which  at  that  time  was  all  sagebrush.  He  built  a  small  three  room 
bouse  and  made  other  improvements  and  here  he  and  his  tsmlly  have  lived  ever  since. 



He  worked  with  unceaslnK  energy  and  dlllKence  and  a  few  yean  ago  purchased  the  torty 
acr«a  adjoining  hie  home  on  the  eaet,  so  that  he  now  has  one  of  the  best  eighty  acre 
ranches  in  Ada  connty.  It  is  one  of  the  show  pUoee  In  the,  county,  with  Its  beantitul 
fields  ftBd  pastures,  on  which  a  goodly  number  of  sheep,  dairy  cows  and  other  llTe  stock 
are  feeding,  and  its  One  set  ot  outbuildings.  Ha  paid  only  seven  hundred  and  seventy 
doUan  for  his  first  forty  acres,  but  now  this  land  is  easily  worth  three  hundred  dollars 
an  acre,  and  the  other  forty  Is  just  as  good.  Although  most  of  his  time  has  been  devoted 
to  his  ranching  Interests,  Mr.  McKInney  has  rendered  the  public  not  a  little  servtoe  as 
road  overseer  and  school  director. 

Hncb  of  bis  success  may  be  attributed  to  the  cooperation  of  his  wife,  who  was  before 
her  marriage  HIbb  Clara  Opie.  They  were  married  in  Hebron,-  Nebraska,  April  28,  1SB6. 
She  was  bom  in  Nesquehoning,  Pennsylvania,  June  17.  1873,  a  daughter  of  Isaac  and 
Jennie  (Jones)  Ople,  who  removed  from  Pennsylvania  to  Nebraska  and  later  to  Idaho, 
arriving  here  in  190S.  They  became  neighbors  of  the  McKinneys  and  posaed  the  remaln- 
d«r  of  their  lives  in  Ada  county.  Four  children  have  been  born  to  Ur.  and  Mrs.  HcKln- 
ney,  namely:  Jennie,  who  was  tram  July  6,  1893,  and  Is  the  wife  ot  Dayton  Taylor; 
Emily,  who  was  bom  October  2S.  18BB,  and  is  the  wife  of  James  Kelley,  the  proprietor 
of  the  Club  Cafe  ot  Boise;  Joseph,  bora  February  23.  IBOT;  and  Dorothy  Marie,  whoae 
natal  day  was  March  12, 1*19. 

Mr.  McKtnney  and  his  wife  are  popular  rceidents  of  Ada  county,  and  he  is  known 
to  hia  friends  simply  as  Joe.  His  wife  is  a  member  of  the  Christian  church  and  both 
give  their  poIiUcol  support  to  the  republican  party.  His  success  may  be  attributed  to 
notbtng  but  bis  own  hard  labor.  In  which  he  has  always  had  the  encouragement  and 
cooperati<»i  ot  bis  wife.  The  first  years  of  their  married  life  were  Oiled  with  many 
otntacles.  all  of  which  have  been  overcome,  and  the  ranch  on  which  they  have  resided 
tor  eighteen  years  Is  now  one  of  the  show  places  of  the  connty. 


Thcnnas  Jaycoz  Is  the  eflicient  and  popular  postmaster  of  Jerome,  which  position 
b»  has  filled  since  his  appointment  In  1916.  His  birth  occurred  In  BL  I^wrence  county, 
New  Tork,  on  the  2d  of  June,  1860,  hie  parents  being  William  and  Caroline  (Bancroft) 
Jaycra.  On  his  eighteenth  birthday  he  left  the  Empire  sUte  and  made  hia  way  west-  ' 
ward  to  Junction  City.  Kansas,  where  he  turned  his  attention  to  general  agricultural 
pnreults.  A  decade  later,  or  In  188S,  he  removed  to  Childress  county,  Texas,  and  there 
secured  a  position  as  clerk  In  a  mercantile  establishment.  The  year  1908  witnessed  his 
arrival  at  Jerome,  Idaho,  and  his  Identification  with  the  Jerome  Mercantile  Company. 
In  1912  he  embarked  In  the  Implement  business  and  three  years  later,  or  In  1916,  was 
appointed  postmaster  of  the  town.  In  which  capacity  he  has  served  throughout  the 
Intervening  period  of  five  years  in  a  most  acceptable  and  commendable  manner.  He 
owns  some  valuable  farm  property  and  Is  widely  recognised  as  ons  of  the  esteemed  and 
substantial  dtlzenfi  ot  the  commonlty.  Hr.  Jaycox  gives  his  political  endorsement  to 
the  democratic  party  and  fraternally  is  identified  with  the  Knights  trf  Pythias.  His 
course  has  been  upright  and  honorable  in  every  relation,  winning  him  the  confidence, 
good  will  and  high  regard  of  ail  with  whom  he  has  been  associated. 


John  Strode,  a  resident  of  Idaho  for  many  years,  who  recently  bonght  and  Is  now 
residing  on  a  good  eighty  acre  ranch  at  McDermott  StatKm,  Ada  connty,  is  a  native  ot 
Oregm.  He  was  born  In  Malheur  county,  that  state,  Feln^ary  27,  1875,  his  parents 
being  John  and  Sophia  (Tost)  Strode.  His  father  was  a  native  of  Tennessee  but  became 
a  resident  of  Oregon  shortly  after  the  Civil  war,  and  In  the  early  'SOs  removed  to  Boise, 
where  he  and  his  wife,  who  was  a  Kentuckian  by  birth,  resided  until  her  death,  which 
occurred  In  1886.  He  died  In  1901.  Mr.  Strode  engaged  In  the  cattle  business  and  at  the 
time  of  hfs  death  left  a  considerable  estate  and  many  head  ot  horses  and  cattle. 

John  Strode,  Jr.,  was  a  mere  lad  when  hia  parents  removed  from  Oregon  to  Boise. 
He  was  reared  and  received  bis  education  In  Boise,  and  there  remained  until  1898.  when 
at  the  age  of  twenty-three  years  and  not  yet  burdened  with  a  family,  he  beiiame  pos- 



B«s8«d  ot  tlie  gold  fever  and  wept  to  AUeka.  He  remained  there  tor  three  and  one-half 
years,  mining  and  proepectlng,  but  In  June,  ISOl,  on  learning  of  hla  father's  death, 
returned  to  B<^e  and  for  a  conalderable  time  aided  hie  brothers  In  managing  and  look- ' 
ing  after  the  property  left  by  hla  father.  A  part  ot  this  estate  consisted  of  large  num- 
bers of  horses  and  cattle  on  th«  ranges  of  Malheur  county,  Oregon,  and  of  horses  alme 
there  were  about  two  thousand  head.  Some  time  later,  Mr.  Strode  removed  to  Nampa, 
where  he  epent  two  years  in  the  livery  hiislneas,  and  then  for  nearly  ten  yeare  he 
engaged  In  the  cattle  business,  which  hla  father  had  followed  for  so  long.  As  the 
ranges  became  settled,  this  business  ceased  to  be  proQtable,  and  ao  ii)  the  spring  of  191B 
he  purchased  and  located  on  his  present  eighty  acre  ranch  at  McDennott  Station. 

On  September  4,  1907.  Mr.  Strode  was  united  In  marriage  to  Miss  Anna  Elisabeth 
Marin,  their  marriage  taking  place  In  Boise.  Three  children  bave  been  born  to  this 
union,  namely:  Ernest  John,  born  November  30,  J90B;  Qeorge  Kdward,  Iwm  June  30. 
19J41  and  Clara  Elizabeth,  whose  birth  occurred  November  4.  1B17. 

Mr.  Strode  fraternally  is  aOlllated  with  the  Odd  Fellows  and  hla  wife  is  a  member 
of  the  Women's  Woodcraft.  Politically  Mr.  Strode  maintains  an  Independent  course. 
He  has  foljitwed  the  occupatione  of  miner,  prospector  and  cattleman  and  is  now  num- 
bered opong  the  prominent  and  suocesatul  ranchmen  of  Ada  county. 


Ja^nei  Hehry  Taylor,  a  mining  map  of  large  and  Important  interests  and  a  recog- 
nised leader  In  republican  politica  In  thq  Coeur  d'Alenes,  has  been  a  resident  of  Idaho 
for  more  than  a  third  of  a  centiiry,  He  is  of  English  birth,  having  first  opened  Uls  eyes 
to  the  light  of  day  In  Bury,  Lancastershire,  England,  In  1S69,  bis  parents  being  Timothy 
and  Jemima  (Mellodew)  Taylor.  In  ISTO  the  family  came  to  the  United  States,  aettllng 
In  Philadelphia,  where  the  death  of  the  father  occurred.  The  mother  afterward  Joined 
ber  son  In  Idaho,  becoming  a  resident  of  Wallace  In  1906. 

James  Henry  Taylor  was  reared  in  Philadelphia,  having  been  but  an  infant  when 
brought  by  bis  parents  to  the  new  world.  He  there  attended  the  public  schools  until  he 
reached  the  age  Of  thirteen  years,  when  he  began  providing  for  hU  own  support  by 
securing  employment  In  the  woolen  mills  of  his  home  city,  there  spending  four  years. 
He  was  afterward  apprenticed  to  the  millwright's  trade,  which  he  followed  for  two  and 
a  half  years,  after  wbich  he  devoted  two  years  to  the  trade  of  pattern  making,  follow- 
ing the  business  in  Philadelphia  until  1SS9. 

In  the  following  year  Mr.  Taylor  came  to  the  west,  first  making  his  way  to  Anaconda, 
Montana,  where  he  worhsd  at  bis  trade,  also  spending  two  years  In  Butte.  Prom  that 
point  he  made  his  way  to  the  Snake  river  in  Idaho,  where  he  took  up  rancbltkg.  After 
about  a  year  and  a  halt  he  returned  to  Anaconda,  where  he  resumed  work  at  his  trade, 
which  he  followed  there  and  in  Butte  and  also  In  Colorado  until  ISBG.  The  latter  year 
witnessed  his  arrival  In  Wallace  and  a  year  later  he  returned  east  tor  a  year.  In  1899 
he  again  became  a  resident  of  Idaho.  On  first  coming  Into  the  state  In  1S91  be  was 
engaged  In  putting  in  an  Irrigation  project  on  the  Snake  river,  near  Hamlet,  Idaho,  as 
well  OS  In  stock  raising.  In  1899  he  leased  the  Iron  works  at  Wallace,  of  which  he  became 
manager.  The  business  was  incorporated  on  the  let  of  May,  1906,  under  the  namo  of  the 
Coeur  d'Alene  Iron  Works,  with  Mr.  Taylor  as  manager,  a  general  foundry  and  manu- 
facturing business  being  carrfed  on,  theirs  being  the  only  enterprise  of  the  kind  In  the 
northern  part  of  the  state.  Wltb  the  development  of  the  business  a  reorganisation  and 
incorporation  was  effected  under  the  name  of  the  Coeur  d'Alene  Hardware  &  Foundry 
Company  of  Wallace.  The  ettorts  and  enterprise  ot  Mr.  Taylor  have  been  potent 
elements  In  the  success  ot  this  undertaking.  He  also  has  extensive  mining  Interesta 
and  Is  the  secretary,  treasurer  and  general  manager  of  the  Bullion  Mining  Company  and 
Is  otherwise  connected  with  different  mining  concerns. 

In  June,  1911,  was  celebrated  the  marriage  ot  Mr.  Taylor  and  Miss  Hedwlg  Scheave, 
daughter  of  Mr.  and  Mrs.  William  Scheave,  of  Wallace.  They  now  have  two  sons, 
William  Richard  and  Harold  Douglas.  Mr.  Taylor  belongs  to  Wallace  Lodge  No.  331, 
B.  P.  0.  E.,  and  also  to  the  Fraternal  Order  ot  Eagles.  His  political  endorsement  Is 
atancbly  given  to  the  republican  party  and  for  three  terms  he  served  as  a  member  of  the 
city  council,  while  in  April,  1911,  be  was  the  successful  candidate  tor  mayor.  The 
capability  with  which  he  discharged  the  duties  ot  that  position  led  to  his  reelection 
and  he  served  continuously  from  1912  until  1916.    During  bis  administration  the  paving 



ot  the  Btreets  of  Wallace  vtw  twgun  and  largely  completed.  A  retaining  wall  was  also 
built  along  the  -creek,  the  city  mylng  for  tbe  labor  and  cement,  while  be  obtained  the 
material  trom  leading  mines  and  the  Olty  paid  for  the  traneportaticm.  His  entire 
administration  was  characterized  by  progrese  and  improvement  and  his  official  record 
won  him  high  commendation.  He  has  always  been  a  stanch  republican,  has  served  &b 
a  member  of  the  county  central  commlttse  from  hU  district  and  Is  now  serving  for 
the  second  term  as  chairman  of  the  republican  central  committee  of  Shoshone  county. 
In  his  bnalnesB  career  whatever  be  has  undertaken  he  has  attcompliehed.  He  is  a  strong 
and  purposeful  man,  actuated  by  high  ideals  and  employing  the  moet  practical  methods 
in  their  aocomplishment.  His  acquaintance  in  northern  Idaho  is  an  extensive  one  and 
he  is  held  In  the  highest  esteem  wherever  known. 


Charles  E.  Spoor,  fltling  the  office  of  sheriff  of  Bonner  county  and  making  his  home 
at  Sandpolnt.  was  born  near  Marshfleld,  Wood  connty,  WIscMiBln,  on  tbe  Gth  of  Febru- 
ary, 1886.  He  iB  a  sou  of  Oscar  0.  and  Annie  (Mohan)  Spoor,  the  former  a  native  of 
PennsylTanla,  while  the  latter  was  bom  In  Ireland.  The  father  was  a  dealer  In  horses 
and  came  to  Sandpoint,  Idahe,  In  1S02,  since  which  time  the  family  has  been  repre- 
sented in  this  section  of  the  country. 

Charles  B.  Spoor  pursued  bis  early  education  In  the  place  of  his  nativity  and  was 
a  youth  of  seventeen  when  he  accompanied  hie  parents  to  the  northwest.  Here  be 
began  working  In  the  sawinllla  in  the  summer  seastma,  while  In  the  winter  he  attended 
school  nntll  he  completed  his  education.  He  aftennurd  concentrated  his  efforts  and 
attention  upon  the  lumber  business  tmd  subsequent -to  taking  up  hie  abode  at  Sand- 
polnt he  served  lor  four  years  as  a  member  of  tha  B»9  department,  first  as  a  driver, 
whll*  later  be  became  chief  of  the  Ore  department  at  Sajidpolnt.  In  1913  he  was  called 
to  the  office  of  deputy  sheriff  and  In  1919  was  elected  sheriff,  so  that  he  is  the  Incumbent 
In  this  position  st  the  present  time,  the  duties  of  which  he  discharges  wlthont  faar.  or 
favor.  He  is  a  republican  in  politics,  active  In  support  ojE  the  party,  and  In  all  things 
displays  a  marked  devotion  to  the  general  good  and  Is  active  in  his  aid  of  all  those 
jntereste  which  are  a  matter  of  civic  virtue  and  of  cItIc  pride.  .iif\ 

Mr,  Spoor  was  united  In  marriage  to  Miss  Dorothy  Thomas,  &  laughter  of  AMn 
Thomas,  a  lumberman  of  Minnesota,  and  they.-now  have  one  child,  Ora.  Hr.  Spoor 
'  was  active  in  organizing  tbe  Elks  Ixidge  No.  IS^T  at  Sandpolnt  and  Is  also  a  member  of 
Sandpolnt  Aerie  No.  668  of  tbe  Fraternal  Ondec  of  Eagles  and  Is  the  president  of  the  state 
aerie,  while  in  tbe  local  organisation  he  ta#s  flitad  all  the  offle^s.  His  irfDclal  duties 
have  brought  him  a  wide  ai^ualntance  an^  he  is  highly  esteemed  wherever  known. 

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Theo.  A.  Petterborg,  one  of  tbe  prominent  business  men  of  Preston,  engaged  In  deal- 
ing in  automobiles  as  a  partner  in  the  Orm  of  Petterborg  ft  Naab  and  otherwise  Identified 
with  commercial  Interests,  was  born  in  Preston  January  2,  ISSO,  a  son  of  Emll  and 
Ereku  (Lundengreen)  Petterborg,  the  (ormer  a  native  of  Norway  and  the  latter  of 
Sweden.  The  father  came  to  America  about  ISEO  and  located  In  PYanklln,  E*ranklln 
county,  Idaho,  where  he  was  one  of  the  first  settlers.  He  took  up  a  tract  of  land  east 
of  tbe  city,  which  be  improved  and  developed  and  continued  to  operate  until  1907,  when 
he  retired  and  has  since  made  his  home  in  Preston.  He  and  his  son  conducted  a 
grocery  and  meit  business  there  tor  seven  years  after  he  left  the  farm.  He  la  now 
sixty-eight  years  of  age.    His  wife  died  In  1892. 

TMo.  A.  Petterborg  was  reared  and  educated  In  Franklin  county,  and  continued  to 
reside  In  his  father's  home  until  he  was  eighteen  years  old,  when  he  learned  the  harness- 
making  trade  and  worked  at  that  business  for  two  years.  At  the  end  of  that  time  he 
went  to  Montana  and  Canada  and  rode  tbe  range  for  eight  years.  Later  he  came  to 
Preston  and  worked  for  John  C.  Greaves  ft  Company  for  about  four  years,  when  he 
and  bis  father  enKaged  In  the  grocery  and  meat  business,  which  the  father  had  been 
conducting  for  soa^  time  previously.  This  was  In  1912,  and  In  1917  Theo.  A.  Petterborg 
bought  hla  fathers  Interest  and  closed  out  the  stock.    In  tbe  latter  year  be  embarked 



In  Ui«  nuUimobUa  bualnwa,  with  wbicb  he  has  since  been  connected,  tnd  In  1918  he 
took  A.  B.  Nuh  as  a  partner.  Tbey  Iiare  alnce  carried  on  the  bualneaa  with  considerable 
■nocees.  Its  growth  has  demanded  a  new  bnlldlnK  and  a  modem  Karage  was  pnt  up  ia 
Iftlt.  The  Arm  also  occnplea  an  adlolning  bolldlng  to  enable  them  to  take  care  of  their 
patronage,  which  le  st«adllr  on  the  Increase.  Thar  handle  eeveral  makes  of  popular 
cars  and  have  a  large  shop  for  general  repair  work. 

On  November  11,  1909,  Ifr.  Petterbotv  waa  married  to  Alice  Longstroth,  and  thtj 
bare  become  the  parents  of  (our  children,  namely:  Lynn,  Donna,  Wesley  and  a  baby. 
Btr.  Petterborg  U  an  earnest  member  of  the  Church  of  Jesna  Christ  of  LAtter-da?  BalnU 
and  serres  aa  a  deacon.  In  political  affairs  he  aapporte  the  republican  party  and  U  a 
stanch  advocate  of  Its  policies.  He  la  a  member  of  the  Woodmen  of  the  World  and 
la  one  of  the  board  of  governors  ot  the  Commercial  Club,  In  the  affalra  of  which  he  naet 
Us  efforts  to  advance  the  bnalness  Interests  ot  Preston  and  anrroundlng  district  bj  all 
Intimate  metboda. 


Arthur  Hugene  Bailey,  a  retired  rancher  and  newspaper  man  realdlng  thrM  miles 
northwest  of  Boise  on  a  aevea  acre  fmlt  rantdi,  was  bom  In  Ohio,  Angnst  29,  1W4,  a 
son  ot  Edwin  and  Hannah  Sophia  (KIrby)  Bailey.  His  father  was  a  carriage  maker 
and  both  of  hla  parents  died  when  he  was  about  three  yeara  of  age.  He  thea  went 
to  Ousiconnty,  Michigan,  where  he  was  reared  In  the  home  of  relatives.  He  was  mar- 
ried in  that  county  and  remained  there  for  twenty-eight  years.  During  twenty  years  ot 
his  reaidence  there  he  was  engaged  In  the  newspaper  bnslnesa,  for  Otteen  yean  being 
owner  and  editor  ot  the  Harcellus  News,  a  weekly  newspaper  which  was  publtsbed  at 
Hare^lns,  Hicblgan.  Besides  being  a  newspaper  publisher  and  owner,  he  was  for  four 
yeara,  during  the  administration  of  Ben^mln  Harrison,  poetmaater  of  CasaopoUa. 
Hichigan,  wblch  posltlco  he  Oiled  to  the  best  of  his  ability.  In  190S  be  removed  with 
his  wife  end  family  to  Idaho,  settling  In  the  Qrand  View  valley  In  Owyhee  county,  ea 
a  one  hundred  acre  alfalfa  ranch.  He  purchased  a  seven  acre  tnilt  ranch  located  three 
mUee  northwest  of  Boise  on  the  Foot  Hill  road  in  the  fall  of  1919,  and  In  April,  19M. 
removed  to  that  place,  having  sold  his  one  hundred'  acre  alfalfa  ranch  a  short  time 

Mr.  Bailey  waa  united  in  marriage.  October  20,  1891,  to  Miss  Fantdion  Stoekdale, 
who  waa  bora  In  Cass  county,  Hichigan,  Febmary  26,  ISTl.  She  ia  a  daughter  ot  Anthtmy 
and  Martha  (Smith)  Stoekdale,  both  deceased.  They  were  from  Elkhart  oonnty,  Indiana, 
where  they  were  married.  Mrs.  Bailey  waa  graduated  from  the  CaasopoIlB  high  school 
and  later  taught  schocri.  Three  children  have  been  bom  to  Hr.  and  Mrs.  Bailey,  namely: 
Agues,  bom  in  Michigan,  August  IS,  1893,  who  was  graduated  from  Idaho  State  Uni- 
versity In  1916,  and  was  married  September  14,  1920,  to  Howard  Edwin  Waterman,  now 
realdlng  In  New  York  city;  Harold  Stoekdale.  who  was  bora  July  IG,  1896,  and  la  now 
jmnchlsg  at  Grand  View;  and  Hollo  Edwin,  whose  birth  occurred  December  16,  1906. 

The  family  are  of  the  Baptist  faith,  and  both  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Bailey  support  the 
republican  party,  rrateraally,  Mr.  Bailey  is  a  Hason  and  his  wife  belongs  to  the 
lAdiea'  Aid  and  Red  Cross,  to  which  she  contributes  a  goodly  portion  of  ber  time.  He 
is  now  retired,  a  anccessful  man,  enjoying  the  results  derived  from  a  life  ct  industry, 
diligence  and  devotion  to  eadi  enterprise  he  has  undertaken,  whether  as  newspaper 
man,  postmaster  or  randuuan. 


Nephi  Larson,  vice  president  of  the  Idaho  State  ft  Savings  Bank  at  Preston  and 
formerly  mayor  of  the  city,  was  bom  at  Logan,  Utah,  August  1,  1873,  and  a  son  of 
J(An  and  Anna  (Jensen)  Larson,  the  father  a  native  of  Denmark  and  the  mother  of 
Sweden.  John  Larson  came  to  America  In  a  very  early  day  and  on  arriving  In  this 
country  he  went  to  Utah,  crossing  the  plains  by  ox  team.  He  located  at  Logan,  where 
he  took  up  a  tract  of  land,  which  he  improved  and  developed  and  engaged  in  farming 
and  stock  raising  for  several  years.  On  his  removal  to  Preston,  Pranklln  county,  Idaho, 
he  resumed  farming  and  cattle  raising,  which  continued  to  occupy  his  attention  for  the 

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next  few  reara.  His  next  move  was  to  start  a  store  for  the  sale  of  general  merchandise, 
which  bnalnees  la  now  carried  on  b^  bia  son,  Nepbl  Larson.  He  was  one  ol  the  tyrgka- 
lien  ot  the  Idabo  State  ft  Sdvlngs  Bank  and  became  t&e  second  president  of  tb«t  Institu- 
tion, bidding  that  position  until  his  death.  He  was  always  very  active  In  the  work  ot 
the  Cburcb  ot  Jesns  Christ  of  Latter-day  Balnta,  in  which  he  held  various  offices  of 
trust  and  filled  a  two  year  mission  to  Minnesota.  He  was  bishop  for  several  years  and 
St  the  time  ot  his  death  was  fllUng  the  office  ot  high  connselor.  He  died  August  11,  1*19, 
at  the  ace  of  ssventy^our  yean,  but  his  widow  Is 'still  llvlDS  and  Is  now  seventy-twto 
years  old.  He  was  an  active  participant  In  politics  and  served  as  mayor  of  Preetoo  tor 
two  terms. 

Nephl  Larson  was  educated  In  Oneida  Stake  Academy,  at  Prestob,  and  at  the  Agrl- 
cnltsral  Collece>  at  Logan,  and  the  Brlgham  Yonng  University  at  Provo,  Utah.  He  then 
clerked  In  the  general  store  at  Preston  owned  by  W.  C.  Parkinson  ft  Company,  of  which 
Itna  his  father  was  a  partner,  and  when  some  time  later  his  father  bought  ont  his  part- 
ners, Nephl  Larson  became  manager  ot  the  store  and  has  bad  charge  of  the  business 
ever  since,  the  firm  for  years  being  known  as  John  Larson  ft  Sons.  They  were  the  sole 
owners,  and  at  the  death  of  hie  father  Nephl  acquired  the  whole  business.  About  1910 
a  modem  twcnstory  building  tor  store  purposes  was  erected,  the  material  being  of  brick, 
and  the  ecmpany  has  occupied  it  ever  since,  carrying  one  of  tbe  largest  stocks  of  general 
merdiandiae  in  Preetoo  or  surrounding  district  and  enjoying  an  extensive  and  steadily 
Srowimg  patronage.    The  repntation  of  the  Arm  for  fair  dtaling  Is  extensively  known. 

On  Daoember  7,  18W,  Mr.  Larstxt  was  married  to  Bertha  Parkinson,  a  daughter  ot 
Samuel  P.  and  Charlotta  (Smart)  Parkinson.  Her  father  was  a  native  of  England  and 
came  to  America  in  an  early  day.  being  among  the  pioneer  Mormons  of  Utah.  He  was 
abo  one  ot  the  flrst  settlers  ot  Franklin  county,  Idaho,  where  he  located  in  1860.  He 
was  a  farmer  and  merchant  and  tor  years  resided  In  E^nklin,  but  finally  retired  from 
bBBlnees  and  removed  to  Preston,  where  he  spent  the  remainder  of  his  life,  his  death 
occurring  May  St.  1919,  when  he  had  reached  the  age  of  eighty-eight  years.  His  widow 
is  still  living  at  Preston  and  is  now  seventy-one.  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Larson  are  the  parents 
of  eight  children,  namely:  Radia,  N.  Piatt.  Roma.  Klmber.  June,  Preston,  Keith  and 

Mr.  Larson  Is  an  earnest  member  ot  tbe  Church  ot  Jesns  Christ  of  Latter-day  Saints; 
Is  senior  president  of  the  seventy  organisation  and  has  held  various  other  olBces.  I9 
1903  he  went  to  England  on  a  mission  for  bis  church  and  returned  two  years  later.  He 
supports  the  republican  p«rtr;  was  a  member  of  the  Preston  city  council  tor  tour  years; 
was  mayor  of  tbe  city  for  a  similar  term;  and  was  a  member  ot  the  school  board  for 
several  years,  while  In  many  other  directions  he  has  given  ot  his  time  and  ability  to 
■dvaiice  all  projects  designed  for  the  public  welfare.  He  Is  the  owner  of  business 
and  residential  property  in  and  about  Preston  and  Is  generally  regarded  as  one  of  the 
most  prosperous  and  progressive  citisens  in  his  part  of  the  state. 

R.  B.  HIHES. 

S.  B.  Himes  Is  numbered  among  the  representative  residents  of  Sandpolnt,  where 
he  Is  now  conducting  a  photographic  studio.  In  public  adalrs  he  has  taken  a  keen  and 
helpful  interest  and  his  fellow  townsmen,  recogniilng  his  worth  and  ability,  elected  him 
In  1916  to  tbe  office  of  mayor.  He  comes  to  the  northwest  trom  Ohio,  hie  birth  having 
occurred  at  Bryan,  that  state,  on  tbe  11th  ot  January,  1S71,  his  parents  being  Timothy  H. 
and  Mary  (Myers)  Hlmes,  both  of  whom  were  natives  of  Canal  Dover,  Ohio.  The  father 
was  a  minister  of  the  Methodist  church  and  at  the  time  ot  tbe  (Mvll  war  enlisted  in 
defense  ot  the  Union.  Joining  a  company  at  Bolivar,  Ohio.  He  afterward  removed  from 
Uie  Buckeye  state  to  Muskegon,  Michigan,  and  his  labors  In  behalf  of  the  moral  progress 
ol  the  race  were  far-reaching  and  effective. 

R.-B.  Hlmes  attended  the  public  schools  ot  Ohio  and  afterward  worked  his  way 
through  sdtool  at  Muskegon,  Michigan.  When  his  education  was  completed  he  turned 
his  attention  to  the  real  estate  business  at  Mnekegon  Heights,  where  he  remained  tor 
four  years  and  then  removed  to  Hfdland.  Michigan,  where  he  resided  from  18S1  nntll 
1894.  In  the  latter  year  he  became  a  photographer  ot  Traverse  City,  Michigan,  where 
he  remained  until  1901,  which  year  witnessed  his  arrival  In  Idaho.  He  made  his  way 
to  Kendrlck  and  through  the  Intervening  period  has  been  actively  identlBed  with  public 
as  well  as  business  Interests  In  this  part  of  tbe  state.    In  1907  he  removed  to  Sandpolnt. 

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'  where  he  opened  hla  photographlo  studio,  whtch  1b  well  appointed.  He  does  excellent 
work  In  the  line  of  his  art,  baTlUK  keen  appreciatltm  ol  the  values  of  light,  Bbade  and 
pose,  and  being  able  to  catch  the  real  expreeslon  that  reveals  character  In  his  subjacta. 
His  gallery  Is  supplied  with  the  latest  tmproTed  appointments  apd  he  uses  the  moat 
advanced  photographic  processes  In  hie  work.  His  high  standing  In  connection  with 
the  art  is  indicated  In  the  fact  that  he  la  the  vice  president  of  the  )4orthwest  Photogra- 
phers Association  and  ylce  president  of  the  Idaho  State  Photographers  Aasoclatlon,  while 
with  the  American  Photographers  Association  he  holds  nembersblp. 

Mr.  Himes  married  Miss  Nellie  Dallard  and  they  have  one  daughter,  Mrs.  Uande 
Perkins,  now  living  at  Wharton,  New  Jersey,  and  the  mother  of  one  child,  Jeans,  Ma. 
Hlmes  has  never  in  any  respect  been  neglectful  of  the  duties  and  obligations  of  cttlsea- 
ship,  and  his  fellow  townsmen  are  appreciative  of  bis  worth  and  ability  Is  conoactioo 
with  public  affaire.  He  has  been  a  member  of  the  city  council  several  times  and  la  a 
stalwart  champion  of  all  those  activities  and  Interests  which  prove  of  general  benefit 
to  the  community  at  large.  He  belongs  to  the  Elks  Lodge  tio,  1367  and  to  the  Knights  of 
Pythias  and  enjoys  the  warm  friendship  ot  bis  breathren  of  ttaosf  fraternities,  whll^  In 
every  relation  of  life  he  has  commanded  the  respect,  confidence  and  good  will  <rf  th^se 
with  whom  he  has  come  In  contact. 


Dear  to  the  memory  of  his  friends  and  Interesting  In.  th^  eztrem,ii  t4f  ^e  history- 
loving  people  ot  Idaho,  Is  the  lite  of  Horace  Caleb  Lewis,  a  freighter  and  iqlnlng  man 
ot  pioneer  times. 

He  was  born  In  Minneapolis,  Minnesota,  Septjember  14,  ISGS,  and  was  a  eon  .ot 
Isaac  I.  and  Oeorgiana  C.  Lewis.  The  father  was  a  native  ot  Copiiecttput  and  In  young 
manhood  removed  to  the  weat,  where  as  a  surveyor  he  laid  out  Uie  town  of  Watertown, 
Minnesota.  Journeying  further  west,  he  w^s  at  one  {ime  engaged  Iq.BurveylBg  and 
mining  at  Clancy,  Montana.  He  settled  In  Ketchum,  Idaho,  In  ISSO.  where  his  varj,ad 
activities  contributed  In  marked  measure  to  the  development  and  upbnll.llng  of  that 
region.  He  engaged  In  general  merchandising  and  for  a  time  operated  the  Eikhorn 
mine  near  Ketchum,  from  which  over  a  million  dollars  worth  of  .ore  was  e^ttracted. 
He  opened  the  First  National  Bank  of  the  town  and  was  active  In  political  qircles, 
representing  his  district  In  the  state  legislature. 

Horace  Lewis  spent  his  boyhood  days  largely  in  Minnesota,  where  he  attended  the 
University  ot  Minnesota,  thus  bec<Hnlng  well  qualified  through  liberal  education  for 
life's  practical  and  responsible  duties.  In  1S79,  when  twenty-one  years  ot  age,  lie 
went  to  Helena,  Montana,  where  he  was  employed  in  the  Cannon  hardware  estabU^)}- 
ment.  When  the  Wood  river,  Idaho,  mining  camps  sprung  Into  importance,  he  Joined 
Thomas  h&  Veil  In  the  lumber  business  In  that  district.  Later  he  became  credit  man 
In  the  largest  mining  supplies  business  at  Ketchum. 

This  Idaho  camp  became  the  terminus  ot  the  Oregon  Short  Line  Railway  In 
1S84  and  Mr.  Lewis  seized  the  opportunity  ot  establishing  the  Ketchum  Fast  Freight 
Line  from  Ketchum  to  ChalUs,  consisting  ot  large  warehouses  an4  shops,  with  a  rolling 
stock  of  monstrous  wagons  drawn  by  mules  and  horses.  He  established  regular  camps 
for  his  teams  to  stop  over  night  and  these  caravans  moved  with  regularity  of  railway 
trains.  Besides  his  ten  teams  of  fourteen  mules  each,  he  bad  several  stage  coaches 
and  other  vehicles,  and  thus  bad  over  thirty  teams  and  wagons  on  the  road  between 
Ketchum  and  Clayton,  Bayhorse,  Challis,  Custer  and  Bonansa.  Going  In,  the  cargo 
consisted  ot  all  kinds  of  freight,  merchandise  and  ooke,  while  coming  back  they  hauled 
tons  of  ore  and  bullion  from  the  Salmon  and  Lost  River  countries.  In  one  season, 
seven  hundred  thousand  pounds  ot  bullion  was  brought  out  and  shipped  by  rail.  All 
freight  was  billed  through  from  wherever  the  freight  was  received  to  any  destination 
in  America,  while  the  railways  also  billed  through  over  the  Ketchum  Fast  Freight 
Line.  Mr.  Lewis  remained  In  this  freighting  and  stage  business  until  189E,  when  he 
became  Interested  In  mining.  He  operated  the  Croesus  gold  and  copper  mine  near 
Halley,  which  he  later  sold  to  Nebraska  capitalists.  During  the  Thunder  Mountain 
boom,  the  Ketchum  Fast  Freight  Line  was  rejuvenated  and  Mr.  Lewis  again  estab- 
lished a  stage  line  from  Ketchum  to  Thunder  Mountain  by  way  ot  Seatoam. 

Subsequently,  Mr.  Lewis  became  owner  of  bis  father's  large  ranch  near  Ketchum, 
which  he  further  developed  and  Improved,  giving  his  attention  to  cattle  raising,  and 



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he  rem&lned  active  In  thla  bualaeai  until  hla  dsath,  which  occurred  on  the  IMh  «I 
January,  1911,  In  Seattle,  WaBhlngton,  where,  he  had  goae  to  spend  the  winter  and 
lo(A  after  his  many  Interests  Id  that  state. 

On  the  7th  of  February,  1899.  Mr.  Lewis  was  married  to  MIsb  Katherlne  Barry,  a 
native  of  San  Francisco,  California,  and  a  daughter  of  Martin  and  Mary  Ellen  (Small) 
Barry,  then  residing  in  Halley.  Mrs.  Lewis,  like  her  husband,  has  spent  most  of  her 
life  in  Idaho  and  haa  always  had  a  keen  interest  in  the  affairs  of  the  state. 

As  a  citixen  of  Idaho  Mr.  Lewis  always  took  a  Uyely  interest  in  Its  political  life. 
He  was  a  democrat  in  his  views  and  was  at  one  time  a  candidate  for  the  state  legis- 
lature. Among  the  Masonic  circles  of  Idaho.  Utah  and  Washington  h»  was  a  familiar 
flgure  and  earnest  worker.  As  a  York  Rite  Idaaon  he  was  a  member  of  chapter  and 
cemmandery  at  Pocatello;  as  a  Scottish  Rite  Hanon  of  the  Lodge  of  Perfection,  Koai 
Crolz  Chapter,  Knights  of  Kadosh,  and  the  consistory  of  Salt  Lake  City;  and  a 
NoUe  of  the  Mystic  Shrine  Temple  of  El  Korah,  Boise. 

Mr.  L^wls  was  counselor,  fftend.  banker  and  lawyer  in  his  home  town  of  Ketchum. 
He  made  many  friends  throughout  the  northwest  and  once  he  told  a  stranger  one  ot 
his  famous  stories  he  was  never  forgotten.  As  «  business  man  his  Judgment  was  taken 
as  final  and  his  integrity  was  above  reproach.  The  Interests  of  bis  life  were  broad  and 
varied.  He  saw  the  opportunities  for  aiding  In  the  upbuilding  and  development  of 
the  state  and  he  bore  bis  full  share  in  the  work  ot  general  Improvement  and  progress. 
He  was  at  all  times  actuated  by  a  progressive  spMt  that  prompted  the  attainment  of 
substantial  results  in  the  settlement  and  development  ot  Idaho,  and  his  labors  were 
Indeed  tsr-reachlng  and  beneficial. 


Paul  Disney  is  capably  discharging  the  duties  devolving  upon  him  In  the  capacity 
of  postmaster  at  Rupert,  to  which  position  he  was  appointed  on  the  30th  of  April,  1918. 
His  birth  occurred  at  RushvlUe,  Nebraska.  November  9,  1891,  his  parents  being  Wilbur 
H.  and  Evelyn  (Courscoi)  Disney.  A  sketch  of  the  father  appears  on  another  page  ot  this 

In  the  acquirement  of  his  early  education  Paul  Disney  attended  the  graded  schools 
of  his  native  state,  while  later  he  continued  his  studies  in  the  Boise  high  school  and  In 
the  State  Normal  School  at  Albion.  Idaho.  After  putting  aside  his  textbooks  he  was 
employed  on  the  government  dam  at  Arrow  Rock,  also  did  electrical  work  and  subse- 
quently became  bookkeeper  in  the  Heybum  State-  Bank  at  Heyburn,  Idaha  He  nest 
entered  his  father's  mercantile  establishment  at  Rupert,  continuing  therein  until 
appointed  postmaster  of  Rupert  on  the  30th  of  April,  191S,  in  which  position  he  has 
since  served.  In  bis  present  capacity  he  Is  making  an  excellent  record  as  a  courteous, 
able  and  obliging  olDcial  whose  services  are  appreciated  and  commended  by  tbe  patrons 
of  the  office. 

In  1917  Mr.  Disney  was  united  In  marriage  to  Miss  Margaret  Madge  Stone,  a  native 
ot  Nebraska  and  a  daughter  ot  Qlen  and  Emma  (McConnell)  Stone,  who  removed  to 
Heybum,  Idaho,  In  1904.  The  father  Is  a  well  known  and  successful  ranchman.  Mr. 
Disney  gives  his  political  atleglance  to  the  republican  party  which  he  has  supported 
since  age  conferred  upon  him  the  rixht  of  franchise.  He  has  won  many  friends  through- 
ovt  the  community  In  which  he  resides  and  Is  widely  recognized  as  a  representative  and 
popular  young  citizen  of  Minidoka  county. 


Darwin  Haddock,  one  of  the  rising  young  lawyers  ot  Paris,  at  present  acting  as  city 
attorney,  Is  a  native  of  Id&ho,  bom  In  Bloomlngton,  Bear  Lake  county,  March  24.  1897, 
and  Is  a  eon  of  E.  J.  and  Emma  (Oallyer)  Haddock.  The  father  was  bom  In  Bear  Lake 
county,  Idaho,  in  December,  1864,  and  was  a  son  of  one  ot  the  first  settlers  of  the  county, 
coming  In  1864,  while  this  part  of  the  state  was  still  largely  unpeopled.  On  settling 
In  Bear  Lake  county  he  took  up  a  tratft  of  land,  which  he  improved  and  brought  to  a  good 
state  of  cultivation,  and  he  continued  to  live  on  bis  farm  for  the  remainder  of  hla  lite, 
his  death  ocenrring  in  1901.     His  memory  Is  sttll  tresh  In  the  minds  of  those  of  Us 

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associates  engaged  In  the  taak  «f  dereloplng  the  ooantrr  in  tbcwe  eorlr  dars.  E.  J. 
Raddoek  received  hla  early  schooling  In  Bear  Lake  conntj  and  flnlahed  at  the  University 
of  Utah,  following  which  he  taught  for  one  year  tn  neighborhood  schools.  He  then 
engagod  In  the  general  merchandise  business  at  Bloomingtoo  and  tor  three  terms  served 
as  probate  Jndge  ol  Bear  Lake  county,  giving  general  satisfaction  while  holding  that 
office.  His  son  is  now  conducting  the  store,  while  the  father  Uvea  practically  retired 
at  Bloomlngton.  He  has  been  very  active  in  the  work  of  the  Church  ot  Jesns  Christ 
of  Latter-day  Saints.    Hla  wife,  who  was  a  native  erf  Utah,  died  in  December,  18SB. 

Darwin  Haddock  was  educated  In  the  schools  ot  Bear  Lake  county  and  attended 
Fielding  Academy,  from  which  he  was  graduated  with  the  class  ot  1>15.  He  then  entered 
Leland  Stanford  University,  where  be  remained  for  one  year,  at  the  end  of  this  period 
transferring  to  the  University  of  Utah,  from  which  he  graduated  with  the  law  class  of 
1918,  and  September  13,  191S,  he  was  admitted  to  the  bar.  He  then  opened  an  c^ca  in 
Paris  and  commenced  the  practice  Of  his  profession,  gradually  enlarging  the  circle  of 
his  inflnence  and  professional  ccHinectKm.  with  every  prospect  ot  a  prosperous  legal 
career  before  him.  Mr.  Haddock  Is  city  attorney  ot  Paris,  and  to  the  duties  of  that 
office  he  brings  the  qualities  of  tact  and  discernment.  He  Is  Independent  In  politics 
and  is  a  member  vt  the  Church  of  Jeeus  Christ  of  Latter-day  Saints,  in  which  be  holdi 
tile  office  of  priest. 


The  student  ot  history  cannot  carry  bis  investigations  far  Into  the  annals  ot  north- 
ern Idabo  without  leamlog  at  the  dose  connection  of  the  Russell  family  with  the 
development  of  the  lumber  Industry  of  this  section  of  the  country.  Quy  F.  Russell,  a 
representative  of  the  family,  la  now  well  known  as  the  vice  president  of  the  Russell- 
Pugh  Lumber  Company,  which  is  operating  extensively  and  sucoesstully  la  tbe  manu- 
facture ot  pine,  flr  and  large  lumber.  He  Is  a  native  son  of  New  Bogland,  his  birth 
having  occurred  at  East  Concord,  Vermont,  December  16.  1S74.  He  Is  Indebted  to  the 
public  school  system  ot  Spokane  for  the  early  educational  opportunities  which  he  enjoyed 
and  he  contlnaed  bis  preparation  tor  life's  practical  and  resiKHislble  duties  as  a  student 
In  the  Blair  Buslneas  College  of  Spokane.  His  practical  training  In  the  business  world 
was  received  in  connection  with  the  lumber  Interests  establlahed  and  directed  by  his 
father,  and  contlnnlng  in  this  line  ot  business,  be  has  eventually  become  the  vice  presi- 
dent of  the  Rusaell-Pugh  Lumber  Company.  He  la  familiar  with  the  lumber  trade  In 
every  phase  and  In  all  of  Ita  branches,  hla  broad  experience  enabling  him  to  apeak  with 
authority  upon  many  questions  relative  to  the  business. 

Mr.  Ruaaell  was  married  in  IBOO  to  Miss  Martha  DIebl,  a  daughter  of  Peter  Dlehl, 
who  was  a  veteran  of  the  Civil  war,  becoming  a  member  ot  tbe  Qrand  Army  of  the 
Republic.  In  1000  he  removed  to  Harrlscm  and  has  since  been  connected  with  the 
northwest.  To  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Russell  have  been  bom  Ave  children,  Lyman,  Floyd,  Harold, 
Noah  and  Ella.  Tbe  religious  faith  ot  the  family  is  that  of  the  Baptist  church,  ot  which 
they  are  loyal  members  and  generous  supporters.  In  social  circles  the  family  occupies 
a  position  of  prominence  and  the  hospitality  ot  their  own  home  la  greatly  enjoyed  by 
their  many  frtenda  throughout  tbia  section  of  the  atate. 


Harry  V.  Clemmena,  who  Is  numbered  among  the  worthy  native  sons  ot  Idaho  and 
has  spent  his  entire  life  In  the  Boise  valley,  has  resided  in  tbe  vicinity  of  Star  for  three 
decades  and  during  the  past  seven  years  has  made  bis  home  on  a  welt  Improved  ranch 
of  forty-two  acres  altuated  two  mllea  northweat  of  Star.  Hla  blrtb  occurred  on  a  ranch 
a  few  miles  west  of  Boise  on  the  19th  of  October.  1BT7,  his  parents  <belng  Jaoob  and 
Josephine  (Kingsbury)  Clemmens,  both  of  whom  have  passed  away.  The  father,  a  native 
ot  Indiana,  came  to  Idaho  in  young  manhood  and  In  this  atate  wadded  Miss  Josephine 
Kingsbury,  a  representative  ol  a  well  known  family  of  Ada  county.  They  became  the 
parents  of  six  sons  and  three  daughters,  namely:  Charles  H.>  Harry  V.,  William  L., 
Delia  May,  Elmer  J..  Walter  C,  Qrover  C.  Mabel  and  Cbloe  E.  All  were  bom  in  Idabo 
and  all  are  living  with  the  exception  ot  Mabel. 

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Harry  V.  Clanmena  Is  now  the  ool;  reprramUtlTe  of  tba  tamOy  living  In  the  Boise 
\all%7  Bud,  as  above  stated,  has  made  bis  home  In  the  Tloinlty  of  SUr  for  the  past  thirty 
years.  Hie  work  of  the  fields  has  claimed  bis  time  and  enerfl«B  throughout  hla  entire 
boslnesB  career  and  dnrlns  th«  past  seven  years  be  baa  otrned  and  occupied  a  ranch  of 
forty-two  acres  lying  northwest  of  Star,  In  the  cultivation  of  which  be  has  won  deserved 
niccesB,  his  well  directed  efforts  being  attended  with  good  results.  He  has  erected  an 
attractive  and  substantial  residence  as  well  as  a  bam  upon  the  property,  thus  greatly 
enhancing  its  value. 

On  the  4tb  of  September,  18S8,  Mr.  Clemmens  was  united  In  marriage  to  Miss  Effla 
Sbatfer,  who  was  born  In  Lawrence  county,  Ulssourl,  April  19,  1S80,  a  daughter  of  Porter 
and  Julia  (Gray)  Shaffer,  who  are  residents  of  Mlddleton,  Idaho.  Mr.  and  Urs.  Clemmens 
have  a  family  of  tbree  children:  Walter  E.,  whose  birth  occurred  November  6,  1900; 
Lettia  P.,  bom  July  4,  1605;  and  Zola  Ruth,  whose  natal  day  waa  December  20,  1908. 
Walter  E.,  the  only  son,  Is  a  veteran  of  the  World  war.  Joining  tbe  amiy  as  a  volunteer 
when  only  seventeen  years  of  age  and  doing  guard  duty  In  Panama  for  thirteen  months. 
Tbe  period  of  bis  service  covered  altogether  fifteen  months. 

Since  age  conferred  upon  him  the  right  of  franchise  Mr.  Clemmens  has  supported  tbe 
men  and  measures  of  tbe  republioan  party  but  baa  never  sought  or  desired  office.  His 
wife  Is  a  devoted  and  conslBtent  member  of  the  Methodist  church.  He  has  always 
remained  a  resident  of  tbe  Boiae  valley  and  that  bis  life  bas  ever  been  an  upright  and 
honorable  one  Is  indicated  in  the  fact  that  tbe  associates  of  bis  boyhood  and  youth  are 
still  numbered  among  bis  stanch  friends. 


Henry  Carpenter  is  now  living  retired  at  Gooding,  but  for  many  years  was  actively 
engaged  In  ranching,  and  bis  unfaltering  Industry  and  determination  constituted  tbe 
foundation  upon  which  he  has  built  tbe  success  that  no,w  enables  blm  to  rest  from 
further  labor.  He  is  numbered  among  the  native  sons  of  Mlsaourl,  his  birth  h&ving 
occurred  in  Holt  county,  that  state,  July  26,  1870,  hla  parents  being  Salam  and  Hannah 
(French)  Carpenter.  The  father,  a  native  of  Hocking  countjt,  Oiilo.  went  to  Missouri 
In  young  manhoad  and  followed  teaming  and  logging  in  that  state.  Subsequently  he 
removed  to  Republic  county,  Kansas,  where  he  took  up  one  hundred  and  sixty  acres  of 
government  land  upon  which  not  a  furrow  had  been  turned  nor  an  Improvenent  made. 
He  at  once  began  the  arduous  task  of  cultivating  and  developing  the  place  and  resided 
thereon  for  a  number  of  years.  He  then  removed  to  Harlan  county,  Nebraska,  where 
he  made  Investment  In  one  hundred  and  ality  acres  of  farm  land,  devoting  his  attention 
to  the  tilling  of  the  soil  for  some  time  tliereafter.  His  next  place  of  residence  was  In 
Morton  county,  Kansas,  where  he  carried  on  farming  for  a  year,  and  be  later  purchased 
one  hundred  and  sixty  acres  of  Improved  land,  which  he  further  cultivated  until  1889. 
In  that  year  he  made  his  way  to  the  northwest,  settling  first  at  Montpeller,  Idaho, 
where  he  lived  tor  a  short  time  and  then  spent  the  winter  In  Ogden,  Utah.  He  after- 
ward went  to  Montana,  later  to  Spokane.  Washington,  on  to  Oregon  and  subsequently 
to  Shoshone.  Idaho,  where  he  arrived  in  1890.  There  he  worked  in  a  machine  shop  for 
the  Oregon  Short  Line  Railroad  for  live  years,  after  which  he  went  to  Blackfoot,  Idaho, 
where  he  engaged  In  farming  for  two  years.  He  next  took  up  his  abode  at  Kamas, 
Summit  county.  Utah,  where  he  was  employed  in  Hawmllls,  and  from  that  place  he 
removed  to  Gooding.  Idaho,  where  he  took  up  ranch  land  which  he  owned  and  culti- 
TSted  successfully  for  some  time.  He  passed  away  at  Gooding  about  Ave  years  ago. 
when  sixty-five  years  of  age,  and  his  wife  died  about  1917,  at  the  age  of  sixty-eigbt  years. 
They  were  consistent  and  faithful  members  of  the  Presbyterian  church,  guiding  their 
lives  by  its  teachings,  and  in  his  political  belief  Mr.  Carpenter  was  a  republican. 

Henry  Carpenter  accompanied  his  parents  on  their  various  removals  and  at  different 
places  he  pursued  bis  education  as  a  public  school  pupil.  After  the  family  home  was 
eBtablisbed  at  Shoshone,  Idaho,  he  worked  there  for  two  years  as  a  machinist  and  later 
be  went  to  Kamas,  Utah,  where  he  engaged  In  logging  and  freighting.  He  was  next  at 
Circle  Valley,  Utah;  where  he  was  empfoyed  In  a  sawmill,  and  subsequently  he  went  to 
Ashley,  that  state,  and  there  engaged  In  freighting.  In  1897  he  arrived  In  Gooding, 
Idaho,  and  for  five  years  was  in  the  employ  of  Governor  Ooodlng.  He  afterward  took  . 
up  ranch  land  near  Gooding,  obtaining  one  hundred  and  sixty  acres  which  be  developed 
and  improved,  continuing  its  further  cultivation  until  April,  1919,  when  be  put  aside  the 

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more  active  work  ot  tbe  farm  and  retired  from  traalneBB  life.    He  still  owns  the  rancli 
property,  bowever,  and  derives  from  It  a  subfltantlal  auiaal  Income. 

In  1890  Mr.  Carpenter  was  married  to  Miss  Samantha  Alexander,  a  native  of  tbe 
Kamas  valler  of  Utab  and  a  daugbter  of  Qulncy  and  Esther  (Russell)  Alexander.  Tbey 
now  have  tbree  children:  Roaa  A..  Effie  and  Eleanor.  In  pollUcs  Mr.  Carpenter  has  al- 
ways maintained  an  Independent  course,  voting  according  to  tbe  dictates  of  hts  Judgment 
wfthout  regard  to  party  ties.  He  has  w>orked  diligently  and  energetically  in  bfs  business 
career  and  his  sound  Judgment  has  wisely  directed  hts  labors,  so  that  as  the  years  have 
passed  bis  efforU  have  been  attended  with  a  gratifying  measure  of  prosperity  and  at 
the  present  time  he  is  able  to  live  retired,  enjoying  a  handsome  competence  with  sup- 
plies him  with  all  of  the  comforts  and  some  of  the  luxuries  of  life. 


Marlon  R.  Kays,  of  Richfield,  Is  the  vice  president  and  general  manager  ol  the  Idaho 
Irrigation  Company,  Ltd.  Previous  connection  with  the  reclamation  service  and  with 
Important  engineering  projects  well  qnallfled  him  for  the  Important  duties  which  he 
assumed  on  taking  hU  present  position  on  the  let  ot  January,  1912.  He  was  bom  In 
Tonlca,  Illlnots,  January  26,  1881.  and  Is  a  b(hi  of  Emery  and  Emma  (Trask)  Kays.  He 
was  hut  four  years  of  age  when  his  parents  removed  from  IlllnoiH  to  Phoenix,  Arlsona, 
where  be  attended  school  and  later  became  a  student  In  the  University  of  Illinois, 
from  which  be  was  graduated  with  tbe  class  of  1906.  He  later  spent  three  years  In  ctm- 
sectlon  with  the  United  States  reclamation  service  In  Nebraska  and  Wyoming  and 
afterward  returned  to  Arizona,  where  he  engaged  In  the  same  line  of  work  until  1910. 
He  then  removed  to  Richfield,  Idaho,  and  entered  the  employ  of  J.  Q.  White  A  Company  ' 
as  assistant  construction  superintendent.  Later  he  was  made  chief  engineer,  occupying 
that  position  for  a  short  time,  and  on  the  1st  of  January,  1912,  he  accepted  bis  present 
.position  as  vice  president  and  general  manager  of  the  Idaho  Irrigation  Company,  Ltd. 
Through  the  Intervening  period  of  eight  years  be  has  done  important  work  In  this 
connection  In  the  development  and  promotion  of  Irrigation  Interests  and  be  has  become 
thoroughly  informed  on  all  questions  having  to  do  with  the  upbuilding  of  the  water 
interests  of  the  state. 

In  1908  Mr.  Kays  was  married  to  Miss  Alice  Qrler,  a  native  of  Illinois  and  a  daughter 
of  W.  M.  and  Alice  (Lindsay)  Qrler.  The  two  children  born  ot  this  marriage  are  Alice  L. 
and  Marlon,  Jr.  Mr.  Kays  belongs  to  the  Masonic  fraternity  and  Is  a  worthy  exemplar 
ot  tbe  craft.  In  politics  he  la  a  republican  and  Is  now  serving  on  tbe  town  board  of 
RlchBeld.  A  most  progressive  spirit  actuates  him  In  all  of  his  relations  to  tbe  public 
and  In  bis  business  connections  and  as  a  private  cltisen  be  Is  working  along  lines  that 
tend  to  further  the  upbuilding  and  improvement  ot  the  state  In  every  poeslble  way. 


Among  the  prominent  ranchers  of  Ada  county  la  Samuel  H.  Sample,  who  Is  now  re- 
siding on  an  eighty  acre  farm  near  McDermott  Station.  He  has  been  a  resident  ot  Idaho 
tor  twenty-five  years  but  la  a  native  of  Itlinola.  having  been  born  at  Monmouth,  that 
state,  June  28,  1863.  His  father,  Hugh  Sample,  was  born  and  reared  In  Belfast,  Ireland, 
and  was  an  Orangeman.  He  married  Jane  Hunter,  also  a  native  of  Belfast,  Ireland,  where 
their  marriage  took  place.  In  1SS2  they  crossed  the  Atlantic  and  located  at  Monmouth, 
IlIinolH,  where  both  died  and  are  burled.    They  were  of  Scotch-Irish  Presbyterian  faltb. 

The  early  lite  ot  Samuel  H.  Sample  was  spent  at  Monmouth,  Illinois,  but  on  reach- 
ing the  age  ot  sixteen  years,  be  left  hia  native  state  and  went  to  Iowa,  where  be  was 
engaged  for  four  years  as  a  farm  hand.  At  the  age  of  twenty  years,  desiring  a  change 
of  work,  be  removed  to  tbe  northwest,  traveling  over  the  Northern  Pacific  Railroad  and 
crossing  the  Pan  Handle  of  Idaho  to  Pendleton,  Oregon,  where  he  arrived  In  1884.  It 
was  there  that  he  met  and  married  his  wife.  He  made  Pendleton  his  headquarters  tor 
several  years  and  In  1886  trailed  sheep  from  Oregon  to  eastern  Idaho.  In  1894  he  and 
bla  wife  removed  to  Idaho,  first  living  near  Blackfoot  and  later  at  Spencer  for  many 
years.  Por  several  years  Mr.  Sample  was  In  the  employ  of  the  Wood  Livestock  Com- 
pany, a  large  sheep  concern,  and  later  became  range  superintendent  ot  the  concern  and 



a  stock  holder  In  tbe  eompMijr.  Leaving  Idaho  h&  ramored  to  Oregon  and  was  tor 
some  time  engaged  In  ranching  In  the  Walla  Walla  valler.  Retuitifng  to  Idaho  In  19U 
he  bought  hia  present  ranch  of  eighty  acres  which  woe  then  but  little  onltlvated.  He 
immediately  set  aboat  to  ImproTe  his  place,  and  It  <■  now  all  under  cuUlvatlon,  H« 
ballt  a  bungftlow  home  and  made  other  good  Improvements,  and  keeps  a  goodly  number 
ot  dairr  eowB.  He  has  taken  an  active  Interest  in  the  welfare  ot  his  oommunlty  and  has 
to  this  end  served  as  school  director.  What  time  he  has  to  spare  from  his  ranching  In- 
tereete  be  spends  In  hunting  and  fishing,  his  two  favorite  forms  ot  recreation. 

Mr.  Sample  was  united  In  marriage  to  Hiss  Melleea  Davis,  of  Pendleton,  Or^on, 
December  23,  1871.  She  la  a  daughter  ot  John  B.  and  Lucy  (Ptnkerton)  Davis.  Her 
father  is  now  deceased,  and  her  mother  is  now  reBldIng  at  Btackfoot  Mr.  Davis  was  a 
native  of  Ohio  and  croesod  the  plains  from  Missouri  to  Oregon  at  the  age  of  fourteen 
years.  During  the  Civil  war  he  helped  to  guard  the  Immigrant  trains  and  later  served 
as  quartermaster  sergeant  at  Walla  Walla,  Washington.  He  was  also  an  Inventor,  having 
Invented  the  first  combined  header  and  thresher  that  was  ever  made.  To  Mr.  and  Mrs. 
Sample  alx  children  have  been  brarn,  namely:  Lelah,  born  October  29,  1892,  now  the 
wife  of  Eno  J.  Johnson;  Eatelle,  who  was  born  January  21,  1S96;  Ethel,  whosf  birth 
occurred  April  2,  1S98;  Samuel  Everett,  bom  Pebniary  10,  1901;  John  Francis,  whose 
natal  day  was  November  IS,  1903;  and  Clarence,  bom  September  21,  1906. 

Both  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Sample  are  members  of  the  P/esbyterlan  idiurch  and  in  polities 
maintain  an  Indenendent  course,  voting  for  the  man  rather  than  the  party.  PratemaUy 
he  is  afltliated  with  the  Modem  Woodmen  and  she  is  a  Royal  Neighbor.  They  are  both 
p4Vular  in  the  community  In  which  they  live  and  are  numbered  among  the  sncoeestal 
ranchers  ot  Ada  county. 


Charles  J.  Engar,  for  years  identlfled  with  the  musical  profeaslcm  In  and  around 
Preeton.  Idaho,  and  at  present  filling  the  office  of  professor  of  music  at  Oneida  Stake 
Academy  and  acting  as  supervisor  of  the  Preeton  city  schools,  1b  a  native  of  the  kingdom 
of  Norway,  born  In  Chrlstlanla,  September  18,  1S70.  His  parents,  John  and  Anna  (Olson) 
Engar,  were  also  natives  ot  Norway.  The  father  was  a  carpenter  by  trade,  following 
that  business  during  his  active  life.  He  died  In  Norway  In  1873,  and  tn  1S76  his  widow 
and  two  children  emigrated  to  America  and  located  In  Ephralm,  Utah.  Mrs.  Engar  mar< 
ricd  again  and  went  to  reside  at  Elslnore.  Utah,  where  she  spent  the  remainder  of  her 
life,  her  death  occurring  December  13,  191S,  when  she  had  reached  the  age  of  eighty- 
five  years. 

Charles  J.  Engar  was  practically  reared  and  educated  at  Provo,  Utah,  and  later  went 
to  Europe,  where  he  studied  music  for  two  years.  On  his  return  from  Europe  he  at- 
tended the  American  Conservatory  of  Music  at  Chicago,  and  was  placed  In  charge  ot 
the  music  department  of  the  Snow  Academy  at  Ephralm,  Utah.  He  taught  In  Rlck'a 
Academy  at  Rexburg,  Idaho  tor  five  years,  and  in  1910  he  removed  to  Preston,  where 
he  has  held  a  similar  position  ever  since.  He  Is  also  manager  ot  the  theatre  at  Preston, 
owned  by  the  Oneida  stake,  and  Is  conductor  of  the  Oneida  stake  choir.  He  has  tully 
established  himself  In  the  confidence  of  the  community  as  a  musical  expert,  and  he 
stands  well  with  all  lovers  of  music  In  hl^part  ot  the  state. 

On  October  15,  1899,  Mr.  Engar  was  married  to  Alveretta  Staples,  a  daughter  of 
George  and  Laura  (Rappley)  Staples,  the  former  a  native  of  England  and  the  latter  of 
New  Tork.  Her  maternal  grandfather  was  captain  of  one  ot  the  tamous  handcart  com- 
panies that  Journeyed  across  the  plains  with  the  Latter-day  Saints.  The  family  located 
first  In  Salt  Lake  City  but  later  went  to  Dixie,  Utah,  and  stiU  later  to  central  Utah  and 
finally  to  Arizona,  tsimlng  In  all  these  places.  Mr.  Staples  was  one  of  the  first  men  to 
take  purebred  horses  and  cattle  to  Sevier  county,  Utah,  and  continued  to  raise  purebred 
stock  tor  the  remainder  of  his  life.  He  died  as  the  result  of  being  gored  by  a  bull, 
October  30,  1S90.  Hla  widow  survived  until  December  14,  1916,  on  which  date  Mr.  En- 
gar's  mother  was  also  burled,  a  double  funeral  being  held.  It  la  worthy  of  note  that 
Vtro.  Staples  was  descended  from  the  Rappley  family,  one  of  whom  Is  credited  with 
being  the  first  white  child  born  In  New  York.  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Engar  are  the  parents  ot 
■Ix  children,  namely:  Marlam  Louise,  Karl  J.,  Norma,  Oeorge  A.,  Byron  and  Anna 

Mr.  Engar  Is  a  member  ot  the  Church  ot  Jesus  Christ  of  Latter-day  Saints  and  In 



IMl  h«  vu  cUled  to  fill  a  mfulon  tn  Norvar,  trotn  whidi  he  retnmvA  two  yean  later. 
Ha  vas  prMldmt  of  the  Trondbjem  coaforanca  In  Morwajr.  H«  ia  cborlatar  of  tha  staka 
Snnd^  school  and  of  the  stake  choir;  Is  condnotor  at  the  Liberty  chorus  and  has 
charge  of  a  bank  and  orchestra  at  Preeton.  He  holds  recommendations  from  all  tha 
leading  mnslclans  of  the  west  and  has  been  <rflered  tempting  poaltlons  In  manr  dtfferent 
InitltQtloiu.  He  has  farming  Interests  tn  Carlbon  oonatr.  Idaho,  owning  three  handred 
and  sixty  acres.  While  IlTlng  In  Serler  county,  Utah,  he  was  editor  ot  the  Sevier 
County  TlmeB,  and  while  on  the  mission  to  Norway,  hU  wife  aerred  as  county  re- 
corder of  Bevler  county  tor  two  terms.  He  Is  one  of  the  board  of  goTernOrs  of  the 
Praston  Commercial  Club  and  Is  otherwise  Identified  with  the  public  affairs  ot  tb|  city. 


Oeorge  W.  McCoy  Is  engaged  In  ranching  on  the  Wood  river,  not  tar  from  Ketebiun, 
where  he  has  made  his  home  since  1893.  He  was  bom  In  Taiewell  county,  Illinois, 
November  14,  ISte,  and  fs  a  son  of  James  and  Almira  (Hall)  McCoy.  The  mother 
died  during  the  infancy  of  her  son  and  In  1867  the  lather  left  Illinois  with  his  family 
and  crossed  the  river  to  SL  Joseph,  Missouri.  From  that  point  be  made  the  trip 
across  the  plains  with  oz  teams  and  mules  to  Shasta  county,  California.  As  they  Jonr> 
neyed  across  the  plains  the  Indians  were  numerous  and  the  wagon  train  ^t  ahead 
of  that  In  which  the  McCoy  family  was  traveling  suffered  the  loss  of  some  ot  its  men, 
while  one  woman  was  scalped  by  the  Indians.  Later  she  was  found  and  cared  for 
and  was  taken  to  California,  wbere  she  recovered  from  her  Injuries  and  her  scalp  wae 
returned  to  her.  On  various  occasions  Qeorge  W.  McCoy  went  through  a  number  ot 
Indian  scarea.  His  father  establlBhed  the  family  home  on  the  Sacramento  river  In 
California,  where  be  purcbaeed  one  hundred  and  eixty  acree  of  land,  which  be  de- 
velt^ted  and  Improved,  making  bis  bome  thereon  tor  five  years.  He  then  sold  that 
property  and  bought  another  farm,  which  he  cultivated  for  a  short  time,  after  which 
be  traded  his  land  for  a  sawmill  on  South  Cow  creek.    This  be  operated  for  eight  years. 

George  W.  McCoy  assisted  his  father  upon  tbe  farm  and  In  the  mill.  Later  the 
father  sold  the  mill  and  removed  to  the  Big  valley,  while  Oeorge  W.  McC<v  operated 
a  ranch  on  Oakrun  known  as  the  old  Hunt  ranch,  remaining  there  for  two  years.  HIb 
father  died  In  Drews  valley  of  Oregtm. 

After  living  upon  tbe  Hunt  ranch  Oeorge  W.  McCoy  worked  In  a  stone  quarry 
for  a  short  time  and  later  he  took  his  wife  and  two  children  and  drove  to  Drain 
Station,  Oregon,  from  which  point  be  traveled  to  Humboldt  county,  Nevada,  and 
afterward  to  Beaver  county,  Utah,  wbere  be  engaged  to  some  extent  In  teaming.  In 
I87T  be  returned  to  Shasta  county,  California,  where  he  engaged  In  farming  and  also 
operated  a  sawmill.  Later  he  was  at  Star  Valley,  Nevada,  where  be  carried  on  tanning 
tor  two  years,  and  on  tbe  13th  of  November,  ISSO,  be  arrived  at  Ketchum,  Blaine- 
county,  Idaho,  wbere  be  purchased  two  lots  and  built  a  log  bouse.  On  tbe  2d  of 
DecefDber  snow  lay  on  the  ground  to  the  depth  of  thirty-eight  Inches.  Tbe  following 
year  Mr.  McCoy  began  teaming  trom  Hailey  to  Ketchum  and  to  Qalena  and  was  thus 
active  In  business  until  August,  1SS4,  when  tbe  building  of  the  railroad  Into  tbe  district 
caused  his  work  as  a  freighter  to  be  suspended.  He  afterward  worked  as  an  ore 
sampler  for  eight  years  and  then  purchased  his  present  ranch  In  1892.  Tbe  following 
year  he  removed  to  the  property,  becoming  owner  of  elghty-flve  acres,  to  which  be 
has  added  until  he  now  has  one  hundred  and  twenty-five  acres.  In  1906  be  built  bis 
present  home  upon  his  ranch  and  as  the  years  have  passed  he  has  carried  forward 
the  work  of  improvement  and  development,  transforming  it  into  a  valuable  property. 

On  the  4tb  of  June,  1871.  Mr.  Coy  was  married  to  Miss  Sarah  Jane  Bailey,  a  daugh- 
ter ot  James  and  Dosha  Elinor  Bailey  and  a  native  ot  Shasta  county,  California,  to 
which  state  her  father  went  in  1S4S,  attracted  by  the  discovery  of  gold  on  tbe  Pacific 
coast.  Her  father  was  killed  by  Indians  at  Antelope  Springs,  Humboldt  county,  Nevada, 
while  on  his  way  home  to  California.  To  Mr.  and  Mrs.  McCoy  have  been  bom  ten  chil- 
dren: George  William;  James  F.;  Charles  A.,  deceased;  Hannah  B.;  Melvin  R.;  Sarab 
L.;  Leroy;  Emerson  A.;  Lena  B.;  and  Arnold  E. 

Politically  Mr.  McCoy  la  a  democrat  and  baa  held  the  office  of  water  master  at 
Ketchum.  He  belongs  to  tbe  Masonic  fraternity  and  also  to  the  Order  ot  the  Eastern 
Star.  He  made  his  way  to  the  Pacific  coast  in  1S67  and  through  the  Intervening  period 
of  slzty-tbree  years  he  has  been  an  Interested  witness  of  all  the  remarkable  changes 






whtcb  have  occurred  leading  to  the  npbulldliiK  ol  the  Breat  wwteni  empire.  Ha  has 
shared  m  all  ot  the  bardshlpe  of  pioneer  life  when  thla  section  of  the  country  was  far 
remote  from  eastern  opportunities  and"  advantages.  He  has  performed  the  arduous 
labor  of  a  freighter,  has  assisted  In  the  difficult  task  of  redalmtng  wild  land  for  the 
purpoMB  of  civfllsatioa  and  as  the  years  have  gone  by  has  contributed  In  many  waya 
to  the  pioneer  development  and  subsequent  upbuilding  of  the  dlstrlcU  In  which  lie  has 


Thomas  E.  Clark  is  prominently  Identi fled  -  with  the  business  Interests  of  Paul  as 
proprietor  of  the  Paul  Automobile  Company  and  also  as  senior  partner  in  the  Clark  A 
Son  Implement  Company.  He  was  born  at  I<a  Plata,  Missouri,  August  17,  1S70,  and  is 
a  son  of  Henry  O.  and  Casste  Clarissa  Clark.  His  boyhood  dayb  w«re  largely  passed 
In  Missouri,  where  he  remained  to  the  age  of  twenty-etz  years.  He  then  went  to  Boie- 
man,  Montana,  where  he  followed  farming  until  1008,  when  he  came  to  the  present  site 
of  the  town  of  Paul  In  Idaho.  Here' he  homesteoded  a  tract  of  land  of  eighty  aores. 
It  was  entirely  updeveloped  and  unimproved  when  It  came  into  hisipossession,  but  be 
at  once  began  the  task  of  converting  the  wild  land  into  an  arable  and  productive  tract. 
Upon  this  he  built  a  seven-room  house.  Later  the  town  of  Paul  was  started  and  with 
the  building  of  the  railroad  and  the  further  development  of  the  town  Mr.  Clark's  farm 
became  the  very  center  c^  the  developing  community.  In  1017  he  traded  his  land 
wItUn  the  town  site  for  a  farm  west  (d  the  town,  comprising  one  hundred  and  sixty 
acres,  but  still  retains  city  and  business  lots.  In  1918  he  established  his  present  auto- 
mobile business  In  cmnection  with  6ny  Holleubeck,  who  In  time  sold  his  Interest  to 
J.  J.  Smoot.  Still  later  Mr.  Clark  purchased  the  Interest  of  Mr.  Smoot  and  Is  now 
operating  Icdependently  under  the  name  of  the  Paul  Automobile  Company  and  as  senior 
partner  In  the  Clark  ft  Son  Implement  Company.  He  has  thoroughly  studied  condl- 
tlrms  affecting  both  branches  of  trade  and  his  efforts  are  carefully  and  wisely  directed. 
He  displays  much  Initiative  In  the  conduct  of  £ib  business  and  his  labors  are  bringing 
substantial  returns. 

In  1S91  Mr.  Clark  was  married  to  Miss  Nellie  Dangherty,  a  native  of  La  Plata, 
Missouri,  and  a  daughter  of  Qeorge  C.  and  Llicle  (Newton)  Daugberty.  They  have 
become  parents  of  live  children :  Ray  B.,  whb  IS'  now  at  Blare  Island  with  the  Fortieth 
Supply  Detachment  of  the  United  States  army;  Marie;  Irene;  Floyd;  and  Olenn. 

Mr.  Clark  Is  a  member  of  the  Modem  Woodmen  of  America  and  Is  now  serving  as 
chairman  oI  the  board  of  directors  of  the  Woodmen  Building  A  Operating  Company. 
In  politics  he  maintains  an  attitude  Independent  of  party  ties.  He  Is  now  servisg  on 
the  town  board  and  is  Interested  in  everything  that  has  to  do  with  the  welfare  and 
upbuilding  of  the  community  and  the  maintenance  of  its  high  civic  standards.  He  Is 
one  of  those  who  are  always  alert  to  every  business  chance  or  opportunity  and  his  suc- 
cess Is  due  to  the  fact  that  he  has  been  able  to  recognise  and  utilize  advantages  which 
otliera  have  passed  heedlessly  by. 


George  O'Dwyer  la  a  dealer  In  bay,  grain  and  feed  at  SL  Maries  and  Is  winning 
that  substantial  success  which  comes  from  close  application  in  business  and  well  di- 
rected taiergr.  He  came  to  the  west  In  1!K)4  from  Dane  county,  Wisconsin,  and  lived  fqr 
five  years  in  Spokane,  Washington,  before  removing  to  Idaho.  His  birth  occurred 
fifteen  miles  north  of  Madison,  Wisconsin,  on  the  1st  of  August,  1870,  he  being  the  eldest 
of  the  six  sons  of  Michael  and  Ellen  (Dlllonl  O'Dwyer,  who  were  natives  of  Ireland. 

George  O'Dwyer  ts  the  only  member  of  the  family  living  In  the  west,  the  others 
still  being  residents  of  Dane  county,  Wisconsin.  He  was  reared  upon  the  home  farm 
and  pursued  his  early  education  In  the  country  schools  and  later  was  graduated  from 
Sacred  Heart  College  at  Watertown.  Wisconsin,  In  the  year  1888,  at  which  time  his 
father  was  living  In  the  town  of  Dane.  Dane  county,  owning  a  drug  store  In  the  town 
and  a  farm  nearby.  George  O'Dwyer  spent  much  of  his  youth  In  his  father's  drug  store  ' 
and  there  learned  pharmacy,  being  afterward  licensed  as  a  pharmacist.     In  1892  he 



MtaUlBhed  a  general  store  at  Cndabr.  WIscohbId,  a  suburb  of  HUwsnkee,  but  sold  Um 
baBlbeBH  In  1894.  For  tan  yean  tbereatter  he  owned  and  cooAictad  a  general 
store  at  Wanpun,  Wisconsin,  bnt  disposed  of  the  buslneea  In  1904  and  made 
his  way  to  the  northw«sL  He  flrst  located  In  Spokane^  WashbiKton,  where 
for  Ave  roars  he  was  engaKOd  m  th«  cominlnlon  bnslness,  and  In  1909  be 
remoTod  to  Idaho,  spending  two  rears  tn  ateamboatlng  on  Coeur  d'Alene  lake, 
making  his  residence  In  the  dty  of  Coenr  d'Alene.  Since  1911^  be  "has  llvod  in  St 
Maries,  where  he  has  been  engaged  in  the  hay,  grain  and  feed  hnsinesa,  oondnctlng  the 
only  large  business  of  the  kind  tn  the  place.  This  he  carries  on  nnder  the  name  of 
George  O'Dwyer,  incorporated.  The  concern  was  incorporated  In  1917  and  In  connec- 
tion with  the  buying  and  selling  of  hay,  grain  and  feed  the  company  operates  a  feed 
mill  which  Is  the  only  one  In  Benewab  county.  In  addition  to  the  lines  wbch  they  handle 
already  mentioned,  the  company  likewise  deals  in  floor,  lime,  coment,  brick  and  poultry 
supplies  and  its  hnsinesa  has  now  reached  gratifying  prt^ortlons,  Insuring  a  substantial 
annual  income. 

On  the  1st  of  February,  1900,  Mr.  O'Dwyer  was  marriod  In  ClintonTllle,  WtsoonsU, 
to  Hlu  IJna  Bents,  who  was  bom  in  tbat  state  and  la  of  Oerman  descent  Hfs  religious 
(oitb  la  that  of  the  Roman  Catholic  church  and  fraternally  he  Is  connected  with  the 
Knights  of  Cotumboa  and  with  the  BeneTOlent  Protective  Order  of  Elks.  His  pcdltlcal 
support  Is  given  to  the  republican  party,  and  while  a  Arm  believer  in  its  principles,  he 
was  never  a  candidate  for  political  oSce  until  the  fall  of  191S,  when  he  was  elected  from 
Braewah  coonty  to  the  state  leglalatnre  and  Is  now  serrlng  in  the  house  of  r^n'e- 
sentatires.  Re  was  made  chairman  of  the  waterways  and  drainage  committee,  ctialr- 
mao  of  the  printing  committer  and  a  member  of  the  railroads,  carriers  and  corporatlmn 
oommlttae  and  the  uniform  laws  oommittee.  He  Is  regarded  a«  a  level  headed  and  ane- 
eessfnl  bininesa  man  and  he  is  bringing  to  his  official  duties  the  same  oapottUitr  and 
Vtrtt,  being  now  active  In  pushing  forward  constructive  legislation  in  the  lower  house 
of  the  Idaho  general  assembly. 


Hon.  Louis  R.  Adams,  residing  at  Rupert  Is  well  known  In  banking  drdea  and  also 
as  one  of  the  prominent  sheepmen  of  Minidoka  county.  Moreover,  he  has  figured  actively 
In  connection  with  the  public  life  of  the  ccmmnnlty  and  has  represented  his  district  in 
Idaho's  legislature.  Iowa  numbers  him  amcHig  her  native  sens,  his  birth  having  occurred 
in  Cass  county,  that  state,  on  the  1st  of  August,  1871.  his  parents  being  Robert  D.  and 
Margaret  J.  .(Ware)  Adams.  His  boyhood  days  were  spent  In  Iowa,  where  he  remained 
unt^  he  reached  the  age  of  twenty-eight  He  pursued  his  educatltHi  in  the  putdlc 
schools  and  asslgted  In  the  work  of  the  farm,  his  father  having  been  one  of  the  eariy 
farmers  of  that  section  of  the  state. 

In  1900  he  Went  to  Laa  Vegas,  New  Mezloo,  where  he  remained  for  a  year  and  then 
returned  to  Iowa.  In  June,  1902.  he  was  married  there  and  In  the  following  August 
he  sought  the  opport unities  of  the  xrowlng  northwest,  making  his  way  to  Qlenns  Ferry, 
Idaho,  where  be  was  engaged  in  the  lumber  business  for  a  period  of  six  yeara,  though 
still  retaining  his  interest  in  the  business  he  removed  In  1906  to  Rnpert,  where  he 
took  up  a  homestead  of  eighty  acres,  and  later  he  added  two  eighty-acre  traeta,  de- 
veloping and  improving  a  ranch.  He  also  became  interested  In  the  lumber  trade  at 
Rupert  in  company  with  Fred  A.  Nelson,  his  wife's  brother,  and  was  thus  active  until 
the  fall  of  1913,  when  he  sold  his  Interaets  In  'the  lumberyard  but  continued  In  the 
implement  business  for  two  years  longer.  In  1916  he  disposed  of  hia  Interest  In  the 
Implement  business  and  concentrated  his  efforts  and  attention  upon  sheep  ralalng.  In 
which  he  Is  now  engaged.  In  connection  with  George  Flynn  of  Declo,  Idaho,  he  or- 
ganized the  First  National  Bank  of  Rupert,  of  which  he  waa  elected  president  his  as- 
sociates in  the  business  being  Carl  Titus,  V.  A.  Titus  and  Ed  Nelson,  wbo  are  directors 
of  the  Institution.  The  bank  has  prospered  under  the  direction  at  ,Mr.  Adama,  the  busi- 
ness steadily  growing.  He  is  a  forceful  and  resouroeful  business ,  man,  ready  to  meet 
any  emergency  with  the  consciousness  and  strength  tbat  comes  from  a  right  conception 
of  things  and  an  habitual  regard  for  what  Is  best  In  the  exercise  of  human  activities. 

On  the  27th  of  June,  1902,  Mr.  Adams  was  married  to  Miss  Marie  M.  Nelson,  a 
native  of  Qrlswold,  Iowa,  and  a  daughter  of  Frank  and  Mallna  (Hansen)  Nelsoh.  The 
four  diildren  of  this  marriage  are  Winona.  Herbert,  Leona  and  Robert     The  parents 



an  members  of  Uie  Chrletlan  church  and  Mr.  Adams  Is  a  Chapter  Mason  and  a  member 
of  the  Independent  Order  of  Odd  Pellows.  His  polltloal  allBElanoe  Is  giTeo  to  the  re- 
publican partT  and  twice  he  has  represented  bis  district  in  tbe  aUte  legiBlatnre,  Berrlng 
dorlBs  the  term  of  1908  and  1909  and  again  in  1S13.  He  gave  most  thonghtfol  and  earoeet 
eonaideratiMi  to  the  questions  which  oame  up  tor  settlement  and  his  sapport  of  any 
measure  was  proof  of  his  belief  In  Its  efflcacy  as  a  factor  in  good  government.  He  has 
ever  stood  for  those  things  which  make  for  tbe  welfare  of  communltr.  c(»nmonwealth 
and  country  and  his  life  bistorr  te  UlttstratlTs  of  the  opportunities  offered  In  tbe  north- 
weM.  Coming  to  this  section  with  little  capital,  be  tias  steadily  advanced,  ranklUK  cow 
wltlt  tbe  representatiTe  business  men  of  Minidoka  county,  where  be  Is  conducting  Im- 
portant banking  and  sfaeep  raising  intereeU. 


William  C.  Fi»,  the  owner  of  an  excellent  ranch  of  forty  acras  three  miles  south 
of  Star,  was  bom  In  Renville  county,  Minnesota,  April  17,  1884,  his  parents  being 
Matthew  and  Margaret  (Reagan)  Fox,  the  former  a  native  of  Kentucky  and  the  latter 
at  Ontario,  Canada.  Matthew  Fox  died  In  Minnesota  when  hla  son  William  was  but  a 
year  old,  while  his  wife,  wbo  survived  blm  for  almost  three  decades,  passed  away  at 
LewiatoD,  Idaho,  in  1914.  Mr.  Fox  of  this  review  has  me  sister,  Mary  C,  wbo  was 
fraraerly  engaged  in  teaching  acbool  but  Is  now  a  trained  nurse  of  Lewlstttn,  this  state. 

William  C.  Fox  was  reared  to  manhood  In  Minnesota,  principally  In  HlnnevoIIs. 
Re  was  graduated  from  a  Minnesota  bi^  school  and  completed  a  course  in  Ar<dilbaId*B 
Business  College  of  Minneapolis  when  nineteen  years  of  age.  Subaequently  he  was  em- 
ployed as  a  stenographer  and  bookkeeper  by  a  large  railway  contracting  firm  of  Min- 
neapolis tor  ten  consecutive  years.  In  1910,  when  yet  unmarried,  be  came  to  Boise,  Idaho, 
here  spending  several  months  in  various  employmenta,  while  in  tbe  spring  of  1911  he 
became  the  owner  of  eighty  acres  of  land  In  Ada  county,  including  bis  present  f<^y- 
acre  ranch  three  miles  south  of  Star.  He  retained  tbe  entire  place  for  several  years, 
Improving  the  property  and  cultivating  all  of  tbe  land  until  1819,  when  he  sold  forty 
acres  thereof.  The  operation  of  the  remaining  forty-acre  tract  makes  full  demand  upon 
his  time  and  energies,  for  be  has  no  son  old  eoougb  to  assist  him  in  tbe  work  of  the 
flelda  and  hired  help  Is  dlfllcult  to  obtain,  One  feature  of  the  place  is  a  seven-acre  prune 
orchard  which  be  set  out  In  1911  and  which  Is  now  in  full  bearing. 

On  tbe  19th  of  November,  1910,  in  Boise,  Idaho,  Mr.  Fox  was  Joined  in  wedlock  to 
Miss  Mary  C.  Townsend,  whoae  birth  occurred  In  Scott  county,  Minnesota,  March  17,  1887. 
Rer  parents,  Joseph  Bdward  and  Joeepblne  (Mars)  Townsend,  are  still  residents  of 
Scott  county,  Minnesota.  Tbs  romance  of  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Fox  began  In  Minneapolis,  be> 
fore  tbe  former  came  to  Idabo.  Mrs.  Fox  is  a  graduate  of  the  State  Normal  School  at 
Mankato.  Minnesota,  and  taught  school  tor  three  years  prior  to  her  marriage.  She  has 
become  the  mother  of  three  children,  namely:  Marguerite,  wbo  was  bom  August  31, 
1911;'  Josephine,  whoee  natal  day  was  September  15, 191Gi  and  J<dm  Donald,  whose  blrUi 
occurred  Mardi  16,  1917. 

In  his  political  views  Mr.  Fox  Is  a  democrat  but  without  aspiration  for  public 
preferment.  Both  he  and  bis  wife  are  communicants  of  the  Roman  Catholic  church  at 
Nampa,  while  fraternally  be  Is  tdentlBed  with  the  Knights  of  Columbus.  His  career  has 
ever  been  such  as  to  commend  him  to  tbe  confidence  and  esteem  of  all  with  whom  he  has 
been  associated  and  he  well  deserves  recognition  among  the  representative  and  success- 
ful ranchmen  of  southwestern  Idabo. 


Panl  M.  Bower,  engaged  in  the  real  estate  business  at  Sandpolnt,  is  one  of  the  native 
sons  of  tbe  northwest  and  poesesses  the  spirit  of  enterprise  and  progress  which  has  been 
the  dominant  factor  In  the  upbuilding  of  this  section  of  tbe  country.  He  was  bom  In 
Spokane,  Washington,  December  S,  18S8.  and  Is  a  son  of  E.  J.  and  Mary  (McKlnney) 
Bower.  The  father  Is  a  native  of  Tlncennee.  Indiana,  and  made  the  trip  across  the 
country  to  Oregon  when  a  boy  or  fifteen,  sharing  In  all  of  the  hardships  and  trials  of 
travel  In  that  manner  and  at  that  day.    He  became  a  resident  of  Spokane,  whtcb  at  that 



time  was  a  mere  Tillage,  'and  there  tie  afterward  engaged  In  the  Ice  bnslneBB,  continuing 
active  as  a  dealer  In  Ice  for  about  thirty  years.  Later  be  removed  to  Coc<dalla,  Idalio,  . 
bec(»ning  one  of  tbe  earliest  residents  of  that  place,  and  there  he  Is  still  engaged  In  the 
Ice  trade.  He  wedded  Mary  HcKlnney,  who  was  born  at  Turner,  Oregon,  and  whoee 
parents  were  among  the  pioneers  of  the  Pacific  coast,  having  made  the  trip  overland 
in  1847. 

Fanl  M.  Bower  began  his  education  In  the  public  schools,  passing  through  con- 
secutive grades  to  the  high  school  of  Spokane,  while  later  he  continued  his  studies 
In  the  Willamette  University  of  Salem,  Oregon.  During  his  college  days  he  took  a  most 
active  interest  In  athletics.  After  completing  his  education  he  came  to  Bonner  county, 
where  he  has  made  his  home  for  the  past  twenty  yetin.  He  ts  now  engaged  In  the  real 
estate  business  at  Sandpoint  and  Is  an  extensive  dealer  in  property,  handling  both  im- 
proved and  nnlmprOTed  lands  throughout  the  Panhandle  and  also  in  western  Montana, 
carrying  on  the  business  there  In  conjunction  with  the  emigration  department  of  the 
Northern  Pacific  Railroad.  He  ts  a  firm  believer  in  Sandpoint  and  Its  future  and  baa 
been  moet  active  in  promoting  all  of  the  Interests  that  contribute  to  the  welfare  and 
progress  of  Bonner  county. 

Mr.  Bower  was  married  In  1910  to  Miss  Emma  Marsh  Simmons  and  they  have  one 
child,  Lois.  The  tamUy  occupies  an  enviable  position  In  aodal  circleiB  and  the 
hospitality  of  the  beet  homes  is  freely  accorded  them.  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Bower  are  con- 
sistent members  of  the  Presbyterian  church  and  generously  oontribute  to  Its  support. 
Mr.  Bower  was  active  In  the  organisation  of  the  Elks  Lodge  No.  1367  at  Sandpoint  and 
be  was  a  member,  during  the  war,  of  the  Bonner  County  Defense  Council  and  aulsted 
most  actively  in  promoting  all  war  drives.  In  a  word  he  Is  never  remiss  In  the  datlea 
of  citlienshtp  and  his  aid  and  cooperation  have  been  active  factors  In  pnbllo  progress. 


The  late  E!ira  Carter  Foss  was  a  native  son  of  New  England.  He  was  born  at  Saco, 
Maine,  July  23, 1833.  His  lather  was  Calvin  Icbabod  Foss  and  his  mother  Sarah  Brackett 
Carter  Foss.  also  natives  of  the  same  state.  On  both  the  paternal  and  maternal  sides  Of 
the  house  Mr.  Foea  was  a  descendant  of  Revolntionary  sires,  who  nobly  fought  lor 
American  Independence,  and  the  founding  of  a  nation  whose  grand  old  flag  floats  for 
the  freedom  of  the  down  trodden  and  oppressed  of  every  land  and  ollme.  Like  bis  an- 
ceetry  Mr.  Foss  was  richly  endowed  with  a  strong  love  of  liberty  and  a  diapoeitloa  of 
great  generosity  and  to  fearlessly  defend  the  weak  and  oppressed  in  every  phase  of 
human  life.  His  father  died  In  his  native  state  at  the  early  age  of  thlrty-flve  years, 
while  bis  mother  attained  the  age  of  ninety-three  years,  and  her  father,  Ezra  Cartar. 
lived  to  be  nlnety-slx  years  of  age. 

In  1860,  when  Mr.  Foss  was  only  seventeen  years  of  age  his  mother  and  her  four 
daughters  left  their  native  state  for  the  valley  of  the  Great  Salt  Lake.  They  had  be- 
come adherents  of  the  Latter-day  Saint  faith,  and  like  all  the  early  Mormon  pioneers 
crossed'the  dreary  waste  from  the  Missouri  river  to  Salt  Lake  Valley  with  ox  and 
bwse  teams,  walking  much  of  the  way  themselves.  They  had  embraced  the  faith  through 
the  mlssl<m  worl»of  Apostle  Wllford  Woodruff  and  John  F.  Boynton.  Mr.  Woodruff 
was  an  uncle  of  Esra  Foss  and  later  held  the  distinction  of  being  president  of  the  Churoh 
of  Jesus  Christ  of  Latter-day  Saints.  In  Maine,  Mr.  Foss  had  learned  the  art  of  book- 
binding and  In  Utah  for  a  time  he  followed  this  occupation  and  bound  some  of  the  first 
books  used  In  Utah  containing  the  statutes  and  laws  of  Utah  as  enacted  by  the  territorial 
legislature,  then  held  In  central  Utah  at  the  towu  of  Fillmore.  In  1S5S  he  was  called  by 
President  Brigham  Young  to  colonize  the  Elk  mountain  region  In  CarsMi  valley,  Nevada, 
filling  this  mission  with  credit.  He  was  honorably  released  and  went  over  the  Sierra 
Nevadas  Into  California.  He  went  to  the  Sacramento  valley  where  his  brother  Calvin 
resided  In  the  heart  of  the  gold  fields,  where  members  of  the  Mormon  Battalion  were 
the  first  discoverers  of  Calitomia  gold  In  1S47  in  the  Sutter  mill  race  near  Sacramento. 
He  remained  in  California  mining  and  stock  raising  until  1864,  when  he  returned  to  his 
h<nne  In  Salt  Lake  City,  where  tor  a  number  of  years  he  engaged  In  farming  near  the 
suburb  of  Salt  Lake  City,  now  known  as  Waterloo  district.  He  also  helped  the  engineer, 
Jesse  W.  Fox,  survey  tbe  first  railroad  In  Utah— the  Utah  Central — from  Ogden  to  Salt 
Lake  City. 

In  18S6  Mr.  Foss  married  Emily  Cheney,  a  very  estimable,  genial  and  industrious 



Iad7.  also  a  deecendant  of  the  Revolutionary  fathers.  Her  parents  were  Nathan  and  Eliza 
Beebe  Cheney,  natlvea  of  New  Hampshire,  who  became  sturdy  settlers  and  npbullders  of 
Cattarangus  county,  New  York.  Mr.  Cheney  was  engaged  In  the  woolen  mills  buslnesB, 
which  he  continued  to  operate  the  remainder  of  hfs  life.  To  Bira  and  Bmlly  Foes  were 
bom  eight  children,  namely:  Ezra  C;  Sarah  Brackett;  FYanUln  N.;  Catvln  Z.;  Amy  B.; 
Lnther  S.;  and  twine,  Edna  and  Ida,  who  died  at  the  age  of  nine  months. 

In  1S8S  Mr.  Fobs  and  family  moved  to  Farmlngton,  the  county  seat  of  Davis  county, 
TTtab.  wbere  he  made  his  home  the  remainder  of  his  life,  making  one  visit  In  the  yesr 
1906  to  his  boyhood  home  and  friends  In  the  state  of  Halne,  accompanied  by  hla  son 
Lather.  He  died  at  his  home  In  Farmlngton.  July  3.  1919,  at  the  ripe  old  age  of  eighty- 
six  years.  His  departure  was  not  only  mourned  by  his  loving  wife,  children  and  grand-  I 
children,  but  by  a  host  of  other  admiring  relatives  and  friends.  Mr.  Fobs  was  a  man 
IwlOTed  by  all  who  knew  him,  and  they  who  knew  him  best  loved  him  most.  He  was  a 
good  citisen  and  a  qnlet,  unassuming  faithful  membei'  of  his  church.  He  was  generous 
and  big-hearted,  cheerful  and  genial  in  disposition.  He  despised  hypocrisy  and  cowardice 
In  every  form,  was  honest  and  upright  In  all  the  walks  of  life.  The  principal  speaker 
at  bis  funeral,  Attorney  Thomas,  made  the  remark,  "In  Bsra  Foes  there  wae  no  sham." 
Hie  funeral  was  attended  to  overflowing  by  hundreds  of  loving  and  admiring  friends,  and 
his  remains  were  laid  quietly  to  rest  In  the  Fannington  cemetery  to  await  the  reaurrec- 
tliHi  of  the  just. 


Bmlly  Cheney  Poea,  devoted  mother  of  the  Foes  brothers  and  her  daughter,  Sarah 
*B.,  and  wife  of  Ears  C.  Foss,  Sr.,  was  horn  in  CentervUIe,  Davis  county,  Utah,  July  1'7, 
1861,  and  Is  oonseiinently  now  nearlng  sixty-nine  years  of  age.  Her  parents,  Nathan 
and  Bllsa  Beebe  Cheney,  descendants  of  the  Pilgrim  fathers,  and  among  the  early  Mor- 
mon pioneers  to  Salt  Lake  valley,  croesed  the  plains  to  Utah  with  an  ox  team  In  1860 
and  settled  In  Davis  connty,  Utah,  where  Aunt  Bhnlly  was  bom.  Her  mother  and  father 
both  died  when  Emily  was  less  than  one  year  old.  Near  by  the  Cbeney  home  was  a 
good  Samaritan  couple  by  the  name  of  Fool.  They  took  little  Emily  to  rear,  Mrs. 
'  Jeauette  Pool  having  a  young  babe  of  her  own,,  nourished  them  both  and  brought  her 
np  in  the  John  Pool  family  as  their  own.  child.  In  those  early  pioneer  days  school  facil- 
ities were  scant  so  that  Emily  Cbeney  did  not  have  the  same  opportunity  tor  educa- 
tion which  came  later  to  her  sons  and  danghters.  She  had,  however,  the  education  ot 
experience  and  pioneer  life  which  served  her  well  in  later  years  as  wife  and  mother.  In 
her  girlhood  days  with  her  adopted  father  and  mother  she  moved  to  Ogden,  they  being 
among  the  pioneers  and  early  builders  of  that  city,  and  later  on  lived  with  her  sister, 
Mrs.  Helen  HUter,  of  Fanntngton.  Utah. 

Emily  Cbeney  was  married  to  Ezra  C.  Foes  In  1869  under  the  rites  of  the  Latter- 
day  Saints  church.  She  Is  the  mother  of  eight  children  as  enumerated  In  the  sketch  ol 
her  husband,  Ezra  C.  Foss.  She  has  been  always — In  childhood  a  devoted  obedient 
daughter.  In  married  life  a  tslthfnl  wife  and  loving  mother,  worthy  of  the  love  and  re- 
spect not  only  of  her  children  but  of  all  the  faltbful  of  the  human  family  who  esteem 
that  "True  wifehood  and  motherhood  Is  the  highest  state  of  woni&n."  This  she  has  at- 
tained. Hrs.  Fobs  since  the  decease  of  her  husband  resides  In  Preston,  Idaho,  where  she 
eajorv  the  association  at  her  children. 

Esra  Carter  Foss,  Jr.,  president  of  the  Idaho  State  *  Savings  Bank,  at  Preston, 
Franklin  county,  Idaho,  was  bom  June  IS,  1871.  In  Salt  Lake  City,  Utah.  He  is  the 
son  ot  Ezra  C.  Foes,  Sr.,  and  Emily  Cheney  Poaa.  He  was  reared  In  Salt  Lake  City  and 
received  his  early  education  In  the  common  schools  of  that  city.  He  finished  his  studies 
at  the  University  of  Utah,  from  which  he  graduated  In  pharmacy.  Sabsequently  he 
followed  the  profession  of  druggist  in  Salt  I«ke  City  and  Logan  for  a  number  ol  years. 
In  every  place  be  gave  perfect  satisfaction  to  his  employers  and  all  concerned,  always 
baying  the  good  will  of  his  customers.  He  moved  to  Preston,  Idaho,  In  1901,  where  he 
was  placed  in  full  charge  ot  the  Preston  Co-op  Drug  Store,  the  Fobs  Brothers  purchased 



pnotlcallr  all  bf  tbe  InitltnUon,  Knd  Esra  liaa  the  DMUUganeat  ot  the  store  up  to  tlt« 
Iffeoeot  time,  with  hU  brothers  Frank  and  CalTln  as  the  ^Inclpel  partners. 

Mr.  Fobs  was  one  of  the  orsanlsera  of  tbe  Idaho  State  ft  Sarings  Bank,  of  which 
Instltntton  he  Is  the  president.  He  Oils  the  posltton  as  tn  all  others  with  abUitr  and 
takes  a  thouchtfal  and  praettcal  Interest  in  all  of  the  affalra  ot  th«  Inatltntlon. 

Mr.  Foss  was  married  to  Catherine  Ann  Smart,  Smtsmber  30,  1SS6,  Mrs.  Foes  is  tbe 
daughter  of  Thomas  Smart,  one  of  the  toromoat  buainess  men  of  Utah,  and  Lavlna  Hatch 
Smart,  the  parents  of  both  being  among  the  e«rlr  pltMieers  ot  Utah  and  Idaho.  Seven 
children  hare  been  bom  to  their  nnlon.  namdy:  Karren  Carter,  deceased;  Emma,  Donna. 
Eira  Smart,  Ttaomas  Wellington,  Catherine  and  Rath,  alt  Industrioas  In  work  and  bril- 
liant in  their  studies  at  lohooL  Mr.  Foss  is  a  member  ot  the  Church  of  Jesna  Chriat 
ot  Latter-day  Saints  and  is  a  faithful  teacher  In  tbe  Saadar  school.  In  polltlca  he  avp- 
porta  the  republican  party.  He  has  served  on  tbe  city  scbo<4  board  and  otharwls* 
given  ot  his  time,  abtllty  and  means  to  mattera  of  public  coMcern.  He  aad  hta  brotbafs 
have  farming  Interests  in  and  near  by  Preaton.  He  is  healthy  and  robuat  In  phyaloal 
and  intellectual  powers  and  has  before  him  many  yean  of  useful  ll^e  to  himself.  Us 
tamlly  and  the  puUlc 


Sarah  Brackett  Foes,  daughter  ot  Eira  C.  and  Emily  Chsney  Foss,  was  bom  ui 
West  Temple  street.  Salt  Lake  aty,  Utah,  August  21,  1S73.  She  attended  Morgan  Col- 
lege and  later  on  tbe  State  UnlTerslty  of  Utah.  From  Salt  Lake  she  removed  with  her 
parents  to  Farmington  in  1886.  After  concluding  her  general  school  coarse  she  took  up 
a  commerda]  line,  graduating  as  a  stenographer  and  typewriter.  In  this  and  general 
(derlcal  work  she  has  bald  positions  with  diCerent  flnaa  m  both  Utah  aod  Idaha  Htas 
nwe  is  adapted  to  both  domeatle  and  bnsinese  life.  She  filled  with  distinction  ^d 
ability  the  olBce  of  connty  recorder  In  Davis  county,  Utah,  for  two  terms,  and  at  the 
preaent  time  is  attending  to  the  general  clerlcd  work  for  Foes  Brothers  and  resides 
with  her  mother  In  Preeton,  Idaho.  In  rellgiona  matters  Mlsa  Fobs  takes  an  active  In- 
terset,  being  a  talthful  member  of  the  Church  of  JeauB  Christ  ot  Latter-day  Saints.  She 
la  especially  Interestad  in  genealogical,  work  on  both  her  father's  and  mother's  side  at 
the  bouse.  She  is  the  secretary  and  treasurer  ot  the  Foss  Family  Assodaticm,  which 
maeta  once  a  year  to  farther  the  social  and  spiritual  Intereata  ot  all  brauchee  of  the 
Fosa  tomlly,  and  In  this  work  she  shows  great  InteresL 

Mtss  Fobs  has  traveled  all  through  the  eastern  states;  visited  wiQi  her  father's  . 
people  In  New  England,  and  with  her  mother's  people  In  New  York  state,  also  Hlehlgaa 
and  Ohio  witb  frlenda  of  ber  father  from  the  state  of  Maine.    She  has  visited  tbe  Pacific 
coast  twice  and  has  by  traveling  and  reading  obtained  mnch  nsefnl  Information  relating 
to  onr  own  eonntry  and  Its  people. 


Franhlla  N.  Foss  la  another  member  ot  the  Foss  family  and  occupies  a  prominent 
position  In  tbe  buainess  life  ot  Preston,  Idaho,  where  he  Is  manager  of  the  niss  Brothers 
Fnmlture  *  Hardware  Store,  owned  by  himself  and  brothers  Bsra  and  Calvin.  He  Is 
the  eon  of  Esra  and  Emily  Foes,  whose  life  ehetoh  appears  on  another  page  ot  this 
volume.  He  was  bom  In  Salt  Lake  City,  Utah,  August  IT,  1S76.  He  was  reared  In  the 
town  of  his  nativity  and  educated  In  the  comnton  schools  of  that  city.  He  later  attended 
tbe  Brlgham  Toung  College  at  Logan,  Utah.  Subsequently  he  went  to  Butte,  Montana, 
where  he  engaged  In  mining  for  seme  length  of  time.  Protn  hia  mining  experienees  is 
Montana,  he  came  to  Preston,  Idaho,  and  joined  his  brother  Eira  in  the  merdiandlslng 
business  under  the  firm  name  of  Fobs  Brothers.  He  manages  the  fnmlture  and  Jiard- 
ware  department  witb  splendid  ability  and  his  work  has  been  attended  with  much  sno- 
oesB.  Mr.  Fobs  is  also  a  member  of  the  same  cbnrch  with  his  brothers  and,  although  not 
gtven  to  outward  profession  nor  pretension.  )s  a  devoted  member  and  a  consistent  aD 
around  good  faithful  dttsen  of  the  eonntry  and  cranmunlty  In  which  he  resides. 

His  genial  wife  Ehnllr  Is  the  daughter  of  David  L.  and  Emily  (Hecham)  Evans, 
both  among  tha  foremoet  families  In  buslneBs  and  pioneer  life  ot  Southern  Idaho,  Mr. 



BraUB  being  th«  (oremost  dtlien  as  a  baokar  and  meridiant  of  M&lad,  Idaho.  To  Frank- 
Iln  and  Smtlj'  Fobs  have  been  bM'n  flTe  children,  namely:  Owen,  Franklin,  Martaref, 
David  L.,  deceased,  and  Sarab  Brackett.  Frank,  aa  tie  la  lamllfar]?  called,  U  smlal, 
modest  and  unassuming.  He. never  seeks  for  oAloe  neither  political  nor  eccteslastleal 
bnt  Is  genfal  and  fair  to  all  with  whom  he  deals.  Before  hlmBelf  and  famllj  are  manr 
rears  of  felicity  and  usefulness  In  life. 

CALVIN  z.  poas. 

Calvla  Z.  Poas  la  a  native  Of  Utah,  born  In  Salt  Lake  City.  November  7.  1877,  a  son 
of  Bsra  and  Emily  C.  Foes,  the  former  a  native  of  Maine  and  the  latter  of  Centerville, 
Utah,  and  respecting  whom  further  particulars  are  found  In  another  part  of  this  volume 
ander  the  caption  of  E:ira  C.  Fosa.  Calvin  Fobs  was  reared  In  Salt  Lake  City  anl 
educated  tn  the  common  schools  of  that  city,  after  which  he  attended  the  State  Agri- 
cultural College  at  Logan,  Utah.  He  later  purchased  a  small  herd  of  pure  bred  sheep 
and  continued  in  that  line  for  aome  time,  after  which  he  came  to  Preston,  Idaho,  and 
ever  since  has  been  manager  of  the  Foss  Brothers  Clothing  Store,  the  aftalra  of  which 
he  has  conducted  with  marked  ability  attended  with  splendid  success,  it  having  paid 
well  from  the  beginning. 

Olive,  Mr.  Foss'a  wife,  is  the  daughter  of  Leonldaa  and  Kllsa  (Smart)  Mechom,  and 
In  every  aense  a  good  wife  and  mother.  Her  father  is  a  bishop  in  the  Latter-day  Saints 
church  and  presided  with  ability  for  many  years  over  the  Rlverdale  ward  of  the  Oneida 
atake.  As  a  peculiar  coincidence  the  wives  of  Etra,  Franklin  and  Calvin  Fobs  are  all 
oousins  to  each  other,  being  connected  on  both  sides  of  the  house.  Bishop  Mecham  and 
wife  are  pioneers  In  Oneida,  now  Franklin  county.  Idaho.  He  Is  at  present  the  post- 
master at  Preston.  To  Calvin  and  Olive  Fobs  have  been  born  three  children.  Constance, 
Luclle  and  Calvin,  Jr.  Mr.  Foes  In  religion  Ib  of  the  Latter-day  Saint  persuasion,  a  mem- 
ber of  the  same  church  with  bis  brothers.  He  baa  served  In  the  city  council  for  Bome 
time.  Is  a  member  of  the  Commercial  Club,  and  takes  an  active  Interest  in  all  Its  attalrs. 
Be  ts  a  useful  citizen  of  Preston  and  the  state  of  Idaho. 


Luther  S.  Fobs,  a  member  of  the  well  known  family  of  Foaa  brothers,  long  Identified 
with  the  commercial  lite  of  Preston,  Idaho,  Is  also  a  son  of  Ezra  C.  and  Emily  C.  Foss, 
and  was. born  in  Farmington,  Utah,  August  26,  1SS3.  He  was  reared  In  his  native 
town  and  educated  In  the  Farmington  echoola  and  the  Brlgham  Young  College  at  Logan, 
Utah.  Completing  his  college  course,  Mr.  Fobs  entered  the  mortgage  loan  buBiness  at 
Preston,  Idaho,  the  firm  trading  as  the  Idaho  Bankers  Mortgage  Loan  Corporation,  of 
which  he  was  the  owner.  When  nineteen  years  of  age  he  was  called  on  a  mission  to 
England  In  behalf  of  the  Mormon  church,  where  he  remained  for  over  two  years.  Later 
he  visited  Europe  twice  on  mining  business.  On  returning  from  bis  mission  to  England 
he  branched  out  into  the  mining  bnblness  In  the  state  of  Nevada.  In  this  he  was  more 
than  ordinarily  successful.  From  Preston  he  moved  his  office  to  Ogden.  Utah,  where  he 
engaged  in  the  loan  and  real  estate  buslneas.  He  now  resideB  In  the  state  of  Texas, 
where  he  makes  mortgage  loans  and  alBO  has  the  management  of  large  oil  holdings  for 
a  nevada  firm,  but  he  still  considers  Preston,  Idaho,  his  home.  In  politics  Mr.  Poes  Is 
a  republican  and  gives  hia  support  warmly  to  its  policies  and  principles. 


Hon.  Manning  Cassldy  Stott  ts  numbered  among  the  representatives  of  the  dem- 
ocratic party  who  are  efficiently  managing  the  interests  of  the  commonwealth  In  public 
office.  He  la  serving  as  register  of  the  Idaho  land  department,  with  offices  In  Boise, 
He  comes  to  the  west  from  Van  Buren  county,  Iowa,  his  birth  having  there  occurred 
In  the  town  of  Cantrll.  September  19,  1884.  He  was  the  only  son  of  James  and  Ibe- 
becca  (Cassldy)   Stott,  who  were  also  natives  of  Van  Buren  county.     The  father  now 

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makes  hla  home  fn  Bolae,  and  althooKh  he  has  reached  the  ««•  of  Beveiitr-^lsht  ymn. 
Is  still  strong  and  TlKorons,  In  earlj  manhood  he  followed  farming  In  Iowa  and  later 
croaaed  the  plains  to  Montana  with  an  oz  team  In  the  'SOa,  aft«r  which  he  deroted 
■ereral  years  to  talnlng  pursuits  In  that  state,  smisequentlj  be  retnmed  to  Iowa  and 
was  married  there  bat  in  ISBO  removed  with  hts  famUy  to  Idaho.  He  became  InterestAd 
in  fruit  growing  in  Ada  county  and  planted  the  first  commercial  prune  orchard  in  the 
Boise  valley  hut  at  thefpresent  time  be  Is  living  retired  from  active  iMiBlnesa,  enjoy* 
ing  in  well  earned  rest  the  fruits  of  his  former  toll  and  activity.  He  occnplea  a  pleasant 
home  In  Boise,  where'  hie  wife  passed  awaj  on  tbe  lat  ot  January,  ISIS. 

Manning  C.  Stott  was  a  lad  of  but  six  years  when  the  family  home  was  flstabllehed 
In  Idaho  and  his  education  was  acquired  in  the  public  schools  of  the  capital,  where  he 
passed  through  succeaslve  grades  to  his  gradoatlon  from  the  Bolae  high  school  with  the 
class  of  1903.  Later  he  completed  a  commercial  course  which  Included  bocAkeeplng  and 
stenograpbr  and  for  a  period  of  seven  years  he  was  employed  as  a  atenographer.  While 
thus  working  be  was  moat  ot  the  time  connected  with  the  Northern  Pacific  Railway  Com- 
pany and  the  Oregon  Short  Line.  His  jutles  took  him  to  Portland,  Seattle,  SpcAane  and 
other  points  In  Oregon  and  Washington.  Eventually,  however,  he  returned  to  Boise  and 
became  the  founder  ot  a  commercial  agency  known  as  the  Western  Reporting  Company, 
a  concern  which  Is  still  In  eztstenoe  and  Is  meeting  with  substantial  prosperity.  The 
business  was  Incorporated  In  1912,  with  Mr.  Stott  as  the  first  president,  and  he  Is  now 
its  secretary,  having  resigned  the  presidency  on  the  Ist  ot  January,  1917,  to  become 
register  of  the  Idaho  state  land  department,  to  which  position  be  had  been  appointed  by 
the  Idaho  atate  land  board.  In  politics  be  has  always  been  a  stalwart  democrat  and 
tor  the  past  two  years  has  been  the  chairman  ot  the  democratic  central  committee  ot 
Ada  county.    He  is  also  the  president  ot  the  Young  Men's  Democratic  Club. 

On  the  16th  of  July,  1913,  Mr.  Stott  was  married  to  Miss  Lillian  Hogdeu,  a  native 
ot  Minnesota,  and  they  occupy  an  enviable  social  position  In  Boise,  where  their  friends 
are  legion.  Mr.  Stott  belongs  to  the  Elks  lodge  and  he  is  also  Identified  with  the  Com- 
mercial Club,  taking  an  active  and  helpful  Interest  in  all  the  plans  and  projects  ot 
that  organisation  for  the  upbuilding  of  the  city,  the  extension  of  Its  trade  relations  and 
the  upholding  of  its  civic  standards. 


Mrs.  Emma  J.  Llnder,  residing  at  Llnder  Station,  about  two  and  a  half  miles 
west  of  Eagle,  Is  the  owner  of  an  excellent  ranch  of  two  hundred  and  seventy^tbree 
acres  and  In  the  conduct  of  the  property  displays  excellent  business  management  and 
a  spirit  of  undaunted  enterprise.  She  was  born  in  Wayne  county,  Iowa,  November  7, 
1855,  and  bore  the  maiden  name  ot  Emma  J.  Wilson,  her  parents  being  James  and 
Nancy  (Perkins)  Wilson,  who  were  natives  ot  Indiana  and  were  married  In  that 
state  In  1849.  She  crossed  the  plains  with  her  parents  In  1S62,  the  family  going  first 
to  the  Willamette  valley  ot  Oregon,  at  which  time  Mrs.  Llnder  was  a  little  maiden  of 
but  seven  summers.  A  year  later  the  family  returned  to  Idaho,  settling  In  the  Boise 
valley  on  a  ranch  a  few  miles  west  of  the  city  ot  Boise  and  on  the  south  side  ot  the 
Boise  river,  near  the  old  Thurman  grist  mill.  In  1S6S  the  family  removed  to  Salem, 
Oregon,  where  they  continued  for  a  year,  and  then  again  came  to  the  Boise  valley, 
taking  up  their  abode  near  Star, 

Mrs.  Llnder  accompanied  ber  parents  on  these  various  removals,  spending  her 
girlhood  days  on  the  different  farms  on  which  the  family  lived  and  witnessing  mnch 
of  the  pioneer  development  ot  the  state.  She  has  been  twice  married.  On  the  IMh 
of  March,  1872,  she  became  the  wife  of  Simpson  Qoble  and  eight  children  were  bom 
to  them.  James  D.,  who  was  bom  May  14,  1873,  and  la  now  married  and  resides  In 
Oakland,  California,  is  the  eldest.  George  A.,  bom  October  20,  1876,  was  killed  In  a 
snowalide  February  IS,  1904,  at  a  mine  near  Bellevue.  He  was  married  but  Is  survived 
by  no  living  children.  Elmer  S.,  born  August  8,  1877,  was  killed  by  a  falling  tree 
May  29,  1918,  and  at  death  left  a  wife  and  three  sous,  who  now  reside  In  Boise.  Harry 
M.,  born  September  16,  1879,  Is  married  and  resides  on  a  ranch  six  miles  south  of 
Kampa.  Etta  May,  bom  July  15,  1881,  died  when  but  five  days  old.  William  Wilson, 
born  July  2,  1882,  was  graduated  from  the  irnlverslty  ot  Idaho  with  the  Bachelor  ot 
Science  degree  In  1907  and  on  the  14th  at  March,  1914,  was  married  to  Beatrice 
Kolander  and  has  two  children:  Christine  J.,  bom  November  20,  1914;   and  Karl  K., 






Kovembflr  18,  1917.  William  W.  Ooble  la  a  rancher  and  resldea  with  his  mother.  H* 
Is  (derating  ber  large  ranch  of  two  hundred  and  seTentr-three  acres  near  EJagle  and 
be  also  owns  a  tiall  Interest  In  a  good  ranch  adlolnlng  his  motber'a  property.  Joseph 
H.,  bom  Ua7  7,  1884,  Is  married  and  resides  abont  midwar  between  Meridian  and 
Nampa  upon  a  ranch.  Myrtle  M.,  born  August  14,  1SB6,  Is  the  wife  of  Lloyd  A.  StMiger, 
a  dmgglst  of  Meridian.  After  the  death  of  Mr.  Ooble  the  mother  of  these  children 
became  the  wife  of  Mr.  Llader,  who  has  also  passed  away. 

In  18S0  Mrs.  Llnder  rern'oved  with  her  first  husband  and  family  to  the  Wood  river, 
where  they  filed  on  the  first  homestead  In  that  valley,  one  mile  from  Bellerue.  During 
the  first  winter  spent  there  Mrs.  Llnder  was  <Hke  of  seven  women  In  the  valley.  She 
remained  there  until  1893,  when  the  family  returned  to  the  Boise  valley. 

Mrs.  Ltnder  belongs  to  the  Chrietian  church  and  to  the  ladies'  auxiliary  of  the 
Maccabees.  She  is  a  lady  of  many  estimable  qualities,  enjoying  the  esteem  and  warm 
regard  of  all  who  know  ber.  She  has  a  valuable  ranch  property,  which  was  formerly  a 
part  of  the  estate  of  ber  father  and  which  returns  to  ber  a  most  gratifying  annual 
income,  the  land  being  now  worth  abont  three  hundred  dollars  per  acre.  Mrs.  Llnder 
has  reared  a  family  of  which  she  has  every  reason  to  be  proud,  and  throughout  the 
community  in  which  she  resides  she  is  held  In  the  highest  esteem. 


WlUtam  H.  Richards,  former  recorder,  auditor  and  clerk  of  the  district  court  of 
Oneida  county  and  at  present  secretary  and  treasurer  of  the  Oneida  Farmers  Union,  his 
home  being  in  Malad.Clty,  Idaho,  Is  a  native  of  the  state  of  Utah,  born  In  Brlgham  City, 
August  29.  lS60,'and'a  son  of  Thomas  W.  and  Charlotte  (Thomas)  Richards,  natives  of 
Wales.  The  father  came  to  America  In  1850  and  on  arriving  in  this  country  he  went 
to  St.  Louis,  Missouri,  where  he  remained  until  1862,  In  which  year  he  crossed  the  plains 
to  Utah  by  oz  team,  making  most  of  the  Journey  on  foot  and  alone.  His  wife  came  to 
America  with  her  parents  and  went  to  Utah  in  1863.  Both  located  In  Brlgham  City  and 
were  married  In  that  place.  Mr.  Richards  clerked  In  stores  for  a  considerabls  time.  In 
18SS  bJe  removed  to  Oneida  county^  Idaho,  and  took  up  a  tract  of  land,  Just  prior  to 
his  death,  but  never  made  proof  on  the  place.  He  farmed  there  until  his  death  and  at 
Intervals  was  employed  In  a  store  in  Malad  City  and  also  did  some  freighting  on  the 
road  with  a  team.  He  died  in  November,  1876.  and  his  wife  predeceased  him  by  about 
tour  years,  her  death  occurring  in  October.  1872.  Tbey  were  very  worthy  people  and 
stood  high  In  the  esteem  and  friendship  of  the  people  among  whom  they  made  their 

William  H.  Richards  was  reared  in  the  home  of  bis  parents  and  educated  In  the 
BChoolB  of  Halad  City,  remaining  at  home  until  the  death  of  his  father  and  mother. 
He  then  engaged  In  freighting  between  Corinne,  Utah,  and  Montana  points  tor  about 
fonr  years.  He  next  established  a  general  merchandise  business  at  Malad  City  and  has 
b«en  conducting  the  store  ever  since.  The  business  is  now  carried  on  under  the  firm 
name  of  Jones  ft  Richards  and  they  enjoy  an  excellent  trade  and  stand  high  among  the 
progressive  business  men  of  the  city.  At  the  time  of  its  organization,  Mr.  Richards  be- 
came cashier  of  the  First  National  Bank  of  Malad  City  and  occupied  that  ofllce  for  eight 
years  and  a  half.  He  was  one  id' the  organisers  of  the  bank  and  is  still  a  stockholder.  In 
November.  1918,  he  accepted  the  offices  of  secretary  and  treasurer  of  the  Oneida  Farmers 
Union,  having  charge  of  the  olBcIal  affairs  of  the  union. 

On  October  S,  18S3,  Mr.  Richards  was  married  to  Catherine  A.  Jones,  and  they  be- 
came the  parents  of  seven  children,  namely:  Thomas  W.,  John  H.,  Sarah  C.,  William 
H.,  Jr.,  Melvin,  Lorln  and  Catherine  L.  Melvin  died  In  March,  1910,  at  the  age  of  nine 
months,  and  Mrs.  Richards  passed  away  in  February,  191G,  after  a  short  illness.  On 
June  26,  1919,  Mr.  Richards  took  as  a  second  wife,  Eleanor  R.  Jeremy,  of  Salt  Lake  City, 
'  a  daughter  of  John  Jeremy.  Her  father  was  ime  of  the  pioneers  of  Utah,  to  wbloh  state 
he  migrated  from  Wales  In  1849,  accompanied  by  his  parents.  He  was  a  farmer  during 
the  greater  part  of  his  life. 

Mr.  Richards  has  served  as  deputy  sheriff  of  Oneida  county,  and  was  also  county  re- 
corder, county  auditor  and  clerk  of  the  district  court  tor  four  years  and  served  on  the 
town  council  of  Malad  City.  He  was  bishop  of  Malad  ward  for  thirteen  years,  and  In 
1908  he  was  made  president  of  the  Malad  stake,  and  In  other  ways  he  has  given  ot  his 
time  and  ability  to  the  affairs  of  the  Church  of  Jesus  Christ  of  Latter-day  Saints.    Mr. 

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RloluirdB  1b  a  warm  supporter  of  tbe  republican  party  and  haa  ever  been  active  In  bfr 
halt  of  lU  principles  and  candidates.  His  two  sons.  John  and  Lorln,  bave  filled  mlsslona 
for  the  church,  the  former  In  England  and  the  latter  In  the  central  stataa  nt  this 


James  W.  Wlggett.  a  prominent  and  proeperous  bnafneea  man  connected  with  grain 
and  milling  intereBts  In  Coeur  d'Alene,  Is  a  representative  of  an  English  tamllj  of  con- 
siderable Importance,  hie  parents  being  John  and  Suaan  (Graham)  Wlggett,  both  natives 
of  England.  The  father  was  a  merchant  and  was  a  great  horseman,  belonging  to  the 
landed  gentry.  He  was  killed,  however,  bj  a  horse  when  his  son,  James  W.,  was  but 
a  young  lad  and  after  his  death  the  family  removed  to  Liverpool,  England. 

James  W.  Wiggett,  who  was  bom  near  Belfast.  Ireland,  November  17,  I860,  received 
his  education  In  the  public  schools  of  that  city  and  was  afterward  employed  in  a  mer- 
cantile establishment  until  1877,  when  he  came  to  the  United  States,  making  bis  way  to 
San  Francisco,  where  he  attended  the  Pacific  Business  College.  He  afterward  engaged 
In  mercantile  pursuits  and  In  1S88  arrived  in  Coeur  d'Al«ne,  which  at  that  time  consisted 
(A  two  stores  and  a  few  other  buildings  and  an  anny  poet.  It  was  situated  Jn  the  midst  of 
the  mining  district  that  was  being  developed  and  all  of  the  ore  taken  from  the  Coeur 
d'Alene  country  was  brought  to  the  town.  Mr.  Wiggett  established  a  general  store, 
which  be  developed  Into  a  mercantile  concern  of  large  and  important  proportions  as 
the  result  of  his  thrift  and  Intelligently  directed  effort.  By  reason  of  his  bnsfncss 
ability  he  accumulated  a  considerable  fortune,  but  In  190S  disposed  of  his  mercantile 
eatabUshment  and  Is  now  engaged  In  the  grain  and  milling  bnslneea,  handling  grain, 
hay  and  feed.  He  Is  also  the  proprietor  of  the  Wiggett  Oil  Company  and  he  owns  the 
Wiggett  block,  which  he  rebuilt  and  which  Is  today  the  largest  and  best  bustneaa  block 
In  the  town. 

Mr.  Wiggett  was  united  In  marriage  to  Hiss  Ella  Trimble,  who  passed  away,  leaving 
one  son,  Harry  J.  He  has  since  wedded  Mies  Clarice  Slovell.  In  politics  Mr.  Wiggett 
Is  a  republican,  hut  not  an  active  party  worker.  He  belongs  to  St.  Luke's  Episcopal 
ehurch.  which  he  assisted  In  organising  and  of  which  he  Is  senior  warden.  He  ts  also 
a  charter  member  of  the  Odd  Fellows  lodge  at  Coeur  d'Alene  and  the  only  one  now 
connected  with  the  organisation.  He  also  belongs  to  the  canton  and  the  encampment, 
being  deputy  commander  of  the  district  and  widely  known  In  Odd  Fellow  circles  through- 
out the  state.  His  wife  Is  active  in  the  Eastern  Star.  Mr.  Wiggett  Is  a  moet  public- 
spirited  cltlsen,  interested  In  everything  that  pertains  to  the  welfare  and  progress  of 
dtj  and  state  and  cooperating  heartily  In  all  plans  and  measures  for  the  general  good, 
his  worth  being  widely  acknowledged  in  that  connection  as  well  as  In  business  circles, 
where  he  has  made  a  most  creditable  record. 


Frank  H.  Manning,  now  engaged  In  farming,  was  born  In  Weber  county.  Utah,  March 
20,  1881,  his  parents  being  John  and  BllEabeth  <Hart)  Manning.  His  father  was  bom 
m  England  and  In  18S7,  whan  yet  quite  young,  crossed  the  AUantlc  to  the  United  States, 
making  the  trip  on  one  of  the  old-time  sailing  vessels,  which  dropped  anchor  In  the 
harbor  of  Quebec.  It  was  not  bis  intention  to  remain  in  Canada,  however,  for  he  had 
come  to  the  new  world  with  the  Idea  at  Joining  the  members  of  the  Church  of  Jesus 
Christ  of  Latter-day  Saints,  having  previously  became  a  convert  to  that  faith  in  the  old 
world.  Accordingly  he  crossed  the  plains  to  Salt  Lake  City,  making  the  trip  by  way  of 
Kansas.  After  reaching  his  destination  he  took  up  the  occupation  of  farming,  which  he 
followed  throughout  the  greater  part  of  hia  lite.  He  also  gave  some  attention  to  the 
butchering  business  at  Ogden.  Utah,  operating  his  farm  and  conducting  his  meat  market 
at  the  same  time.  Thus  he  lived  a  life  of  activity  and  usefulness  and  passed  away  at 
Ogden  In  1905.  His  wife  was  bom  In  Ogden  In  18G4  and  her  people  were  farmers  in  that 
locality.  Mr.  and  Mrs.  Manning  were  married  at  Hooper,  Utah,  and  tlie  latter  Is  still 
living,  her  home  being  yet  at  Ogden, 

Frank  H.  Manning  spent  hie  boyhood  dvfs  at  Hooper  and  there  pursued  his  educa- 



tion  In  the  public  schocdB.  TbrouKh  the  raCAtloa  periods  and  after  hla  echool  dajs 
were  orer  he  aseisted  hfs  lather  upon  the  farm  and  In  the  meat  market  and  afterward 
became  Interested  In  the  but4berlnK  bustneBB  on  hfs  own  account,  thus  continuing  active 
until  March,  1913.  At  that  date  he  came  to  Idaho  and  purchased  a  ranch  of  eight; 
acres  In  Minidoka  counter,  which  for  three  ^eare  he  suoceBsfally  operated.  He  then 
tessed  the  property  and  removed  to  Paul,  where  he  established  a  butcher  shop  which  he 
has  since  conducted.  He  has  one  of  the  finest  meat  markets  In  this  part  of  the  country. 
KlB  equipment  is  moet  complete  and  aanltary  and  the  eBtabllahment  Is  such  as  will  draw 
to  It  a  large  trade.  Everjthlng  Ib  neat  and  well  appointed  and  he  carries  an  excellent 
line  of  meats,  while  In  his  prices  he  le  always  fair  and  reasonable. 

In  1904  Mr.  Manning  was  united  to  marriage  to  Miss  Martha  Fowles,  a  daughter  of 
Joseph  and  Hary  (Jones)  Fowles,  who  were  farming  people  In  Utah,  living  near  Hocver, 
Weber  county.  They  came  from  Wales  to  the  new  world  In  early  life  and  made  their 
way  to  Utah,  where  the  father  devoted  his  life  to  farming,  remaining  active  In  that 
line  of  business  until  bis  death  in  1907.  Hfs  wife  passed  away  in  1904.  To  Mr.  and 
Mrs.  Manning  have  been  bom  seven  children:  Beasle,  Telia,  JcAn,  Howard,  LIntwd, 
Floy  and  Ivle.  * 

,  The  religions  taltb  of  the  family  Is  that  of  the  Church  of  Jesus  Christ  of  Latter-dar 
Balnts.  Hr.  Manning  has  always  manifested  the  keenest  Interest  In  the  educational 
system  of  Paul  and  is  now  serving  as  one  of  the  directors  of  the  public  schools.  Ha 
has  also  served  on  the  town  board  and  hts  aid  and  cooperation  can  be  counted  upon  to 
further  any  project  or  plan  to  upbuild  the  community,  to  uphold  Its  civic  standards 
and  promote  the  Ideals  of  dtlaensblp.  He  Is  reoognlied  as  a  man  of  genuine  worth, 
highly  esteemed  by  all  who  know  him  and  most  of  all  by  those  who  know  him  beet. 


James  J.  Keane,  w«ll  known  in  real  estate  circles  as  a  member  of  the  Veatift  Realty 
Company  of  Moscow,  has  been  Identified  with  the  development  of  this  section  of  the 
state  tor  more  than  four  decades,  having  come  to  Latah  county  in  1S78.  Boon  afterward 
he  took  up  a,  preemptR>ii  and  homestead  of  three  hundred  and  twenty  acres  and  as  the 
years  passed  brought  his  land  under  a  high  state  of  cultivation  and  converted  It  Into  a 
very  rich  and  productive  farm.  Year  after  year  he  carefully  tilled  the  soil  and  thus  bore 
his  part  In  the  Improvement  of  his  section  of  the  state.  He  remained  upon  the  farm 
until  1902,  when  he  was  elected  to  the  office  of  county  sheriff  on  the  democratic  ticket, 
and  remained  the  Incumbent  in  that  position  for  a  period  of  four  years,  discharging  the 
duties  of  the  office  without  fear  or  favor.  He  retired  from  the  position  as  he  had  entered 
it,  with  the  confidence  and  good  will  of  all  concerned  who  hold  themselves  amenable  to 
law.  He  then  took  up  the  real  estate  business,  In  which  he  has  since  been  actively 
engaged,  and  through  the  Intervening  period  he  has  promoted  many  realty  transfers  and 
n^otiated  the  sale  ot  much  property  In  Latah  county.  Fraternally  he  Is  connected  with 
the  Elks  ant*  Is  well  known  In  that  connection  as  welt  as  through  his  business  and  politi- 
cal activities. 


Bert  Lamm  has  during  the  past  eleven  years  owned  and  occupied  a  ranch  of  one 
hundred  acres  situated  one  mile  west  of  McDermott  Station  and  has  made  all  of  the  Im- 
provements thereon.  He  was  boro  In  Union  county,  Iowa,  December  28,  1SS2,  a  son  of 
WUIlam  and  Jane  (Knotts)  Lamm,  the  former  a  native  of  Illinois  and  now  a  resident  of 
Oerlng,  Nebraska,  while  the  latter  passed  away  on  the  1st  of  December,  191S.  They  be^ 
came  the  parents  of  nine  children,  four  sons  and  five  daughters,  all  of  whom  are  yet 

Bert  Lamm,  who  was  the  third  In  order  of  birth  and  Is  the  only  one  of  the  family 
in  Idaho,  was  reared  on  a  farm  In  Union  county,  Iowa,  and  acquired  his  education  in 
that  state.  When  eighteen  years  of  age  be  took  up  the  profession  of  teaching,  which 
be  fallowed  for  two  years  in  his  native  county,  while  subsequently  he  spent  a  similar 
period  as  telegraph  operator  tor  the  Northwestern  Railway  In  Wisconsin  and  Minnesota. 
Since  abandoning  telegraphy  he  has  devoted  his  time  and  energies  to  farming  and  live 



stock  Interests.  The  year  1909  wltneeaed  his  arrival  In  Idaho.  He  purchased  one  hun- 
dred acres  of  sagebraBh  land  a  mile  weal  of  what  is  now  UcDennott  Station,  In  Ada 
county,  and  flrat  Ifred  thereon  in  a  tent,  while  for  aeveral  years  hla  hrane  was  a  shack. 
In  which  he  kept  bachelor's  hall.  With  characteristic  energr  he  aet  himself  to  the  task 
<d  dereloplng  and  ImproTlng  the  property,  clearlog  away  the  sagebrush,  butldlng  fenoea 
and  breaking  his  land^  thus  greatly  enhancing  Its  value.  He  paid  elzty  dollars  per  acre 
for  his  tract  of  one  hundred  acres  and  It  la  now  easily  worth  Ato  times  that  amount. 
In  the  year  ot  his  marriage  he  built  a  Bubstantlal  frame  reaidence  on  the  ranch,  all  of 
which  18  now  under  cultlratlan  and  yields  him  a  gratifying  annual  Income. 

On  the  20th  of  October.  1914,  in  Spokane.  Washington,  Mr.  Lamm  was  united  in  mar- 
riage to  Hiss  Audrey  Allison,  whose  birth  occurred  in  Union  county.  Tows,  September 
8,  1S8S.  her  parents  being  Abraham  B.  and  EUubeth  (Forgey)  Allison.  The  father  etlll 
makes  his  home  in  Spokane,  Washington,  where  the  mother  passed  away  April  39,  1919. 
The  Lamm  and  Allison  families  were  neighbors  In  Union  county,  Iowa,  and  Mr.  Lamm 
became  acquainted  with  bis  future  wife  when  both  were  yet  children.  She  was  also 
one  of  his  pupils  during  the  two  winter  seasons  in  which  he  taught  school.  Their  mar- 
riage has  been  blessed  with  two  sons:  Bert  Lamm,  Jr.,  whose  natal  day  was  Norember 
11,  1916;'  and  Robert  Allison,  bom  December  26,  1917. 

In  pontics  Mr.  Lamm  maintains  an  Independent  course  while  fraternally  he  la  Iden- 
tified with  the  Independent  Order  of  Odd  Fellows.  He  is  numbered  among  the  pioneer 
settlers  of  his  district,  for  when  he  located  on  his  rsnch  McDermott  Station  waa  not  yet 
In  existence.  As  the  years  have  passed  he  has  not  only  witnessed  the  growth  and  de- 
velopment of  the  covnty  hut  has  also  taken  an  active  part  In  the  work  that  has  been 
carried  steadily  forward  and  has  long  been  recognised  as  a  substantial  and  representative 


Hon.  James  F.  Allshle  is  engaged  in  law  practice  in  Coeur  d'Alene  and  woe  at  one 
time  a  Judge  of  the  supreme  court  of  Idaho,  proving  himself  a  peer  of  the  ablest  members 
who  have  eat  In  the  court  of  last  resort.  He  was  born  at  Oreeneville,  Tennessee,  June  19, 
1S6S,  ahd  la  a  son  of  Qeorge  W.  and  Martha  (Knight)  Allshle.  The  father,  whose  birth 
occurred  near  Lexington,  Kentucky,  In  ISiA.  Is  now  living  at  Hohawk,  Tennessee.  He 
has  devoted  his  life  to  farming,  but  at  tbe  time  of  the  Civil  war  Joined  the  Bightto 
Tennessee  Infantry  in  defense  of  the  Union.  His  father  was  conscripted  by  the  Con- 
federates and  was  at  Vicksburg  when  tbe  regiment  to  which  George  W.  Allsiiie  belonged 
captured  that  city,  so  that  the  former  was  made  a  prisoner  of  war  by  his  son.  Follow- 
ing the  close  of  hostlUtlee  George  W.  Allshie  concentrated  hla  ellorts  and  attention  upon 
agricultural  pursuits  and  became  an  authority  upon  questions  of  farming  and  stock 
raising.  He  was  a  very  prominent  and  influential  cltlten  of  Tennessee,  active  In  all 
public  affairs.  Hie  political  allegiance  was  given  to  tbe  republican  party,  but  he  never 
sought  or  desired  offlclal  preferment  as  a  reward  for  party  fealty.  In  his  later  years  he 
has  lived  retired.  His  entire  life  has  been  the  expression  of  his  religious  faith,  tot  he 
has  long  been  a  devoted  member  of  the  Baptist  church.  His  wife,  who  was  Iwrn  in  Ten- 
nessee In  1S4S.  departed  this  life  In  1901. 

James  F.  Allshle  was  the  eldest  of  a  family  of  nine  children.  He  attended  the  public 
schools  of  Greene  county,  Tennessee,  and  also  Carson  College  at  Jefferson  City,  Ten- 
nessee, but  left  college  In  his  Junior  year,  when  a  yonth  of  nineteen,  and  went  to  Mis- 
souri, teaching  school  at  Hutton  Valley.  On  the  4th  of  March,  1388,  he  arrived  In  the 
northwest,  making  his  way  to  Spokane,  Washington.  Through  the  year  1388-9  he  was 
principal  of  a  school  at  Hockford,  Washington,  and  In  February  of  tbe  Utter  year  he 
entered  Willamette  University,  from  which  he  was  graduated  in  1891,  having  completed 
both  literary  and  legal  courses,  so  that  he  won  the  degreee  of  Bachelor  of  Philosophy 
and  Bachelor  of  Laws.  , 

In  August.  1891,  Judge  Allshle  located  for  the  practice  of  law  at  OrangevlIIe,  Idaho. 
In  January,  1S93,  be  was  appointed  regent  ot  the  University  of  Idaho,  serving  in  that 
capacity  for  two  terms.  In  1900  be  was  sent  as  a  delegate  to  the  national  republican 
convention  and  In  1902  was  elected  to  tbe  supreme  court  of  Idaho.  Six  years  later  he 
was  renominated  without  opposition  and  elected  without  opposition  from  the  democrats, 
remaining  upon  tbe  bench  until  bis  resignation  In  1914,  while  for  four  years  he  serv«d 
as  chief  Justice  of  the  supreme  court.    During  bta  service  on  the  bench  many  new  laws 



were  enactad  In  tbe  state,  having  to  do  with  local  option,  Sunday  cloalag,  antl-samUlnfc 
and  extradition  In  connactlon  with  the  Uorer  and  Pettibone  case,  and  on  all  these  Judge 
AlUhlB  wrote  opinions.  About  two-thirds  of  tbe  constitution  was  tested  In  tbe  court 
dnrlDB'  his  service  on  the  bench.  In  1S16  he  was  the  republican  candidate  for  the  United 
States  senate  and  be  has  long  been  a  prominent  figure  in  political  circles,  stndrlng 
closely  the  Tital  and  algnlflcant  probt^s  of  the  day  and  seeking  at  all  times  to  further 
tbe  Interests  of  the  country.  In  1S14  he  removed  to  Coeur  d'Alene  and  through  the 
Intervening  period  bes  enjoyed  a  very  extensive  law  practice.  The  seal  wltb  which  he 
has  devoted  his  energies  to  his  profession,  the  careful  regard  evinced  for  the  Interests 
of  his  clients  and  an  assiduous  and  unrelaxing  attention  to  all  the  details  of  his  eases, 
have  brought  him  a  large  business  and  made  him  very  successful  in  its  conduct.  His 
term  on  the  bench,  too,  was  distinguished  by  the  highest  legal  ability.  To  wear  the 
ermine  worthily  It  la  not  enough  that  one  possess  legal  acumen.  Is  learned  in  the'  prin- 
ciples of  Jurisprudence,  familiar  with  precedents  and  thoroughly  honest  Many  men, 
even  when  acting  uprightly,  are  wholly  unable  to  divest  themselves  of  prejudice  and  are 
unconsciously  warped  In  their  Judgments  by  their  own  mental  characteristics  or  edu- 
cational peculiarities.  This  unconscious  and  variable  disturbing  force  enters  more  or 
less  Into  the  Judgments  of  all  men,  but  in  the  Ideal  Jurist  this  factor  becomes  so  small 
as  to  be  neEllgible  in  Its  results  and  loses  Its  potency  as  a  disturbing  force.  Judge  Allahle 
was  exceptionally  free  from  all  Judicial  bias. 

In  1894  Judge  Allahle  was  united  In  marriage  to  Hiss  Lucie  Bundren,  of  Jefferson 
City,  Tennessee,  a  daughter  of  J.  B.  and  Angellne  Bundren,  the  former  a  minister  of 
the  Baptist  church.  Mrs.  Allshle  has  been  a  very  prominent  factor  in  the  social  life 
of  Boise  and  of  Coeur  d'Alene.  By  her  manislge  she  has  become  the  mother  of  four 
children:  Luclle,  tbe  wife  of  Charles  K.  McHarg,  of  Helena,  Montana,  and  the  mother 
of  one  son,  Charles  K.  (IV);  James  F.,  who  served  In  the  Naval  Reserves;  William; 
and  Robert. 

During  tbe  period  of  the  World  war  Judge  Allahle  took  a  very  active  part  In  organ- 
tsing  tbe  Council  of  Defense  In  northern  Idaho  and  was  a  member  of  the  State  Conncfl. 
He  balonga  to  the  Independent  Order  of  Odd  Fellows  and  was  grand  master  of  the  grand 
lodge  of  Idaho  in  1613^14,  and  has  been  a  delegate  to  the  sovereign  grsnd  lodge  of  the 
United  States.  He  also  belongs  to  the  Benevolent  Protective  Order  of  Elks,  while  along 
professional  lines  he  has  membership  with  the  Idaho  and  American  Bar  Associations. 
His  prominence  in  fraternal  as  well  as  in  prof essionar  circles  Indicates  much  bf  the 
character  of  the  man.  Judge  Allahle  Is  always  approachable,  courteous  and  genial, 
interested  In  the  welfare  of  his  fellows  and  actuated  at  all  times  by  a  marked  devotion 
to  tbe  general  good. 


Hortin  Luther  Rnssell,  whose  ranch  of  forty  acres  is  situated  four  miles  northeast 
of  Kuna,  was  bom  in  Washington  county,  Virginia,  November  IB,  1382,  and  Is  a  son  of 
James  W.  Rnssell,  who  was  bora  and  reared  In  North  Carollui  and  who  poased  away 
In  Chicago  In  March,  1B20. 

Martin  L.  Russell  spent  hia  youUttul  days  to  the  age  of  twelve  years  in  bis  native 
county  and  then  removed  wltb  hla  parents  to  Indianapolis,  Indiana.  He  left  home  at 
the  age  of  fourteen  years  and  went  to  Colorado,  where  he  lived  with  an  aunt.  It  was 
in  1913  that  he  came  to  Idaho,  settling  In  the  Boise  valley,  where  he  became  foreman 
of  the  I  X  L  ranch,  occupying  that  pDsttion  for  four  years.  He  next  purchased  a  good 
tract  of  eighty  acres  of  sagebmsh  land  four  miles  northeast  of  Kuna  and  settled  thereon, 
erecting  a  set  of  good  farm  buildings  and  clearing  tbe  entire  tract  of  sagebrush.  He 
paid  forty  dollars  per  acre  for  this  property,  which  he  converted  into  tillable  land,  and 
later  he  sold  forty  acres  of  this  but  still  retains  the  south  forty,  upon  which  bis  sub- 
stantial buildings  stand.  Hfs  residence  is  a  fine  ten-room  modern  bungalow,  with 
basement  under  the  entire  building,  lighted  by  electricity,  supplied  with  hot  and  cold 
water,  bath  and  other  modem  convenience?.  It  was  built  In  1920  and  stands  as  a  mon- 
ument to  the  progress