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Ben J. McKinney

    Ben McKinney is known in Arizona not only as a cowman but also as a United States Marshal and Sheriff. For nearly 20 years he served as U. S. Marshal for the District of Arizona, being appointed to that position in 1955 and retired in 1954.
    In January 1955 he was appointed Sheriff of Pima county, which office he holds at this writing. He was born December 28. 1883 at Uvalde. Texas, the son of Rufus McKinney, a cattleman, who moved his family to Bowie. Arizona in 1892.
    Here Ben soon took active range work with cattle and knew all tin outfits in Cochise county. While
still a young man he acquired the Lite ranch south of Cochise and east of the Dragoons. He was instrumental in organizing the Cochise County Cattle Growers' Association and was its President in 1912.
    In 1919 he acquired the Ventana ranch in the then newly created Papago reservation and developed it into a fine spread
that was visited by many distinguished guests, he was one of the first to introduce Brahma stock in that region. While operating the Ventana, Ben made range inspections all over Arizona for financial institutions and also bought and fed a great many cattle at Phoenix  and Yuma, and in 1921 was Chairman of the Livestock Sanitary Board. That was the year the foot and mouth disease broke out in California and several thousand cattle were slaughtered then. Ben headed the committee that went to Sacramento to confer with California authorities on the situation. The result was  the establishment of border disinfecting Stations where all cars were disinfected and all passengers were required to walk through treated sawdust. Traffic from California dwindled to almost nothing but the disease was kept out of the state.
    In 1934 the government bought the Ventana ranch with its 125 miles of fence, deep wells and other improvements, and included it in the Papago reservation. The following year Ben became U. S. Marshal. Ben McKinney married Mayela Tidd and they now make their home in Tucson where Ben is one of the last of the old-time cowmen sheriffs.

Carlos Ronstadt

Carlos Ranstadt

Carlos Ronstadt, who was President of the Arizona Cattle Growers Association 1948-1950, has been associated with the cattle business almost from the time of his birth in Tucson on August 25, 1903.
Cattle are in his blood on both his father's and mother's side; his mother's grandfather was one of the early California rancheros, while his father, Joe Ronstadt, was born on a cattle ranch about 60 miles, below the border at Altar, Sonora.
    In 1905 Carlos' father founded the Baboquivari Cattle Company on the east side of the Baboquivaris. He later acquired part of the La Osa and other properties, and began buying Mexican cattle to place on the Arizona holdings. When he went to gather these cattle, he found they had apparently been swallowed by other brands.
    However, the outfit grew despite the setbacks. And by the time young Carlos was of ropin' age. the Santa Margarita Ranch was one of the big outfits of the Baboquivari country,
    Carlos worked with the cattle during the summers and attended school in the winters. After his graduation from the University of Arizona, where he received a degree in Agricultural Marketing, he worked with Armour & Company for two years. Then, with a well-rounded education in the meat producing business, he returned to the Baboquivari Ranch to become active in improving the quality of the cattle.
    In 1928, Carlos married Elizabeth Graves, a University schoolmate, from Phoenix. They have a six-year-old daughter, Nina, and a son. Karl G., who's now with the U. S. Air Force at Cheyenne, Wyoming. And Carlos takes great pride in the fact that his grandson. Carlos Dalton Ronstadt, is the fifth generation of Ronstadts born in Tucson.
    Since his father's death in 1933. Carlos has acquired a ranch on the Santa Cruz River at Amado where he raises cotton, alfalfa, corn and barley, and operates a modern feed lot to fatten cattle from the Baboquivari range.
With Carlos' paternal grandfather having been born in Germany and married in Sonora. and with his maternal ancestors of California Spanish and English blood, he asks. "What am I?" Abbie Keith. Secretary of the Arizona Cattle Growers Association, answers: "AN AMERICAN For America is a fusion of . . . pioneer-spirited souls of every land!"

Joseph Pinkney Stinson & Sarah West June Stinson
    Joseph Pinkney Stinson was born in New Providence. Alabama, on the 4th of January. 1850. Sarah West June was also born there only two years later, on the 27th of February. 1852. They grew up there
and met and were married in the year of 1872. on March the seventh. They were both children of farmers, and so they too settled down to begin their farming life. Their family grew to seven children, and then a change came into their lives by way of two Mormon Elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The Elders were treated very warmly and their message was heard, and the Slinson's became members of the Church.
    The Stinson's left Alabama and moved to Safford to be nearer to the Mormon Church.
After living in Layton a few years they moved to Mesa. There in Mesa two more children were born.
The Stinson's then moved back to Graham County, this time to Pima. Allie Stinson Lines takes up the story: We came through Tucson, Willcox, and on to Artesia, where we camped all night and then drove into Pima the next day. We camped at Jim White's till we could find a house. We found a two-room lumber house two blocks from the school house.
The two wagon boxes had to be bedrooms for awhile. Daddy then got a four-room brick house up close to the Depot (which is now the site of the Bush and Shurtz store). That was home till the family were all grown up and married and settled in homes of their own. Daddy was always a lover of animals and was never happier than when he had someone's sick cow or horse to help doctor.
    Mother became ill and died in 1906 and then Daddy died a year later in 1907, leaving five children at home to be reared and cared for by two older brothers. The three older girls were already married. Ida Stinson married Clifford Farrington. Annie married Lafeyette Judd and Bette married Charley E. Ferrin. James married Agnes Nuttall, Allie married Alvin Lines and Aurelia married Rube Duke. Willie Stinson married Bernice Steel and Porter Stinson never married.
    "Joseph and Sarah have among their grand-children and great-grandchildren, school teachers, medical people, electrical engineers, farmers, contractors, miners and most important, family all working in the Church for which they gave of so very much. There are Bishops. Elders, etc. I have always been thankful that they did and brought us all here to Pima."
Source: Pioneer Town, A Pima Centennial History

Lucy Craig Foutz
Lucy Craig Foutz was born in Pima August 25, 1889. to lames Mormon and Elizabeth Craig. She was only three months old when her father was killed.
Lucy, as all of Grandma Craig's children, was taught to work, to help in any way she could help her mother's hard struggle to raise her large family. When she was eighteen years old she married Marry Lee, June 1908. They became the parents of five children, Harry was killed in a railroad accident.
Lucy then bought the Charles Walsh home, this is where Susanna Costner now lives, it was she that built the additional two rooms on the home.
After two years of being a widow. Ed Allen having lost his wife asked Lucy to marry him. Lucy and Ed spent twenty years together, their home was where Alma and Wyona Bryce live. They became the parents of four children, only one living to adulthood.
When Ed retired from the farm they moved into town, their home was where Polly Carter lives at this time. Ed passed away soon after moving here.
It was only a few years later Joe Foutz was left a widow with five small boys to raise. Lucy married him and became a mother to his family.
Joe and Lucy moved to Farmington. New Mexico, then to California. When Joe retired they moved back to the Gila Valley finding a home in Thatcher. Joe Foutz died three months later. Lucy still lives in their Thatcher home.
Source: Pioneer Town, A Pima Centennial History

William Jones Preston
William Jones Preston was born at Howard Lake. Wright County. Minnesota April 10. 1885. His parents. Thomas and Hannah Preston, joined the LDS Church in Minnesota and moved to Pima. Arizona in 1885 before he was a year old.
In 1912 he married Phyllis Walser who was born in Colonia Juarez, Chihuahua. Mexico, on November 13.1893. and came to Arizona during the Pancho Villa Revolution, when she was eighteen years old.
Will and Phyllis farmed most of their lives between Pima and Glenbar, or Fairview as it was called when they first moved there.
They were the parents of ten children, two of whom died in infancy. The youngest son. Max Lee was killed in a plane crash in Flagstaff. Arizona November 27. 1955 at the age of twenty-two The oldest son. William Ross, died February 19.1979 He was an attorney and had resided in Flagstaff since 1942. He was sixty three at the time of his death.
William J. Preston died January 20. 1951 and Phyllis died May 21. 1967.
The six surviving children are: Margaret Bourdon of Show Low. Arizona: Dennis H. of Riverside. California: Lucille Cooper of Camp Verde. Arizona: Robert Wade of Flagstaff. Arizona; Florence Root of Tempe. Arizona: and James Neil of Phoenix. Arizona.
Before Phyllis's mother. Annie Hawkes. died in 1963. she was blessed with two great-great grand- children from Will and Phyllis's family.
Source: Pioneer Town, A Pima Centennial History

Millard Killmore Preston & Bertha Isabel Rogers
Millard Preston, the son of Thomas Preston and Hannah Ross was born March 26. 1879 in the town of Howard Lake. Minnesota. He came to Pima with his parents when he was seven years old.
Bertha Rogers was born in Pima, perhaps the first baby girl to be born in the new settlement. Her parents were: Joseph Knight and Josephine Wall Rogers. She was born December 18. 1879 just nine months after the settlers arrived to settle the small community.
In early childhood Millard and Bertha were taught to work, to help out where or when they were needed
Millard and Bertha were married on May 1. 1901. This marriage was unique as it was a double wedding. Millard's sister Mary Elizabeth married Joseph Alder and John F. Nash (a brother in-law) performed the wedding ceremony.
In 1906 the Canadian government and the church encouraged young married families to go north to homestead, so Millard and Bertha went to Frankburg. Alberta. Canada to homestead 160 acres of prairie land.
After ten years of fighting the cold in Canada and remembering their friends and the warm winter days in Pima, the Prestons returned to their old home. They bought eighty acres of land from Joe Alder and built a new home, this is where Rodney Alder lives now.
Millard and Bertha worked hard to make a good farm out of the land they bought, they raised good alfalfa and grain and were happy back here with their friends and relatives.
Then tragedy struck hard and often. Delso May died with double pneumonia. Josephine Presto Alfred died after giving birth. Then Bertha passed away at childbirth.
Millard later married Ethel Cole with her four children and worked very hard to support the big family, but odds were against him. He lost the farm and went to work for the Highway Department
Millard died November 24. 1962 He and Bertha were the parents of eight children: Josephine, Delsa May, Maida, Thomas Lloyd, Donald Reed, Milton and Virgil.
Source: Pioneer Town, A Pima Centennial History

Thomas Elliot Norton & Clarissa Roxanna Norton
Thomas Norton was born in Lehi. Utah September 23. 1859. Clarissa was born January 29, 1870 in Salem. Utah. They wen' married in Pima on February 2. 1888
Tom was the town barber, and Clarissa helped in every way possible and the Norton's were happy as their babies began to arrive to make their family complete.
They were the parents of five daughters. Clarissa. Mahala. Alice. Stella, and Thelma. when in 1898 Tom was called on a mission. He sold all his barber equipment and left for a Southern States Mission
Roxanna changed her front room into a "CANDY SHOP" to help support her family and keep Tom on his mission. She became the janitor for both the school and church, she worked hard each day and each day she would put twenty-five cents away, as she was determined to meet Tom in Salt Lake when he returned from the mission field.
The day finally came. Roxanna took the two oldest girls and went to meet her husband and to have their Temple work done then- in the Salt Lake Temple.
A dark cloud hovered over their reunion however. Tom had contracted what in those days was called "Lung Fever" and was very sick. When they arrived home. Tom's father-in-law W.W. Crockett look him to Mt Graham with the hopes the clean mountain air would help in his recovery, not to however and Tom died there in July 1900.
Roxanna knowing now it was up to her alone to feed, clothe and care for her children, pulled her shoulders a little straighter and went to work. In addition to the work she had been doing she look in washing and mining, made ice cream which she and her daughters sold at the dances and other community affairs and did raise and care for her five daughters.
Aunt Sanie, as she began to be called card not only for her family, but found time to help others in need. She was Relief Society President for twenty three years. She helped being new babies into the world, she cared for the elderly when they were sick, she was a friend to all and loved by all. She raised her daughters to become fine upstanding women and lived to see them married and have families of their own. If Aunt Sanie was to be asked, without a doubt she would say "yes it was all worthwhile and I would do it all again". Aunt Sanie died in Mesa. Arizona at the home of her daughter Mahala Maloy on December 26. 1951.
Source: Pioneer Town, A Pima Centennial History

George Larsen & Wife Hannah Roseberry
George Larsen was born September 12. 1848 to Peter and Sessa Larsen in Fallealeu. Halbek. Denmark.
George came to this country with his parents between the age of ten or twelve. It is not known when he arrived in Utah.
In 1878 when Carl Nils Roseberry and his wife Helena Erickson left Utah to go to Arizona, George Larsen was with them. He had been courting their daughter Hannah.
It was in Snowflake. George and Hannah decided to return to St. George and be married Hannah's mother went with them and they were married November 6. 1878
The Larsen"s lived in Snowflake until 1880 then they joined a number of families that were moving to the Gila Valley. They arrived in Pima when the settlement was still a few stockade type homes in the mesquite thicket.
George and the Roseberry"s went right to work helping clear the thicket to bring some semblance of order to the town.
For a time George and Joe Roseberry did some freighting but mostly he farmed. He always kept his farm and home looking nice. George was good to everyone and was well-liked in the community. He was always ready to share his men! and produce with the widows in town. George hauled many a load of firewood and gave to those in need.
George and Hannah taught their twelve children to work hard and be honest. They wanted their children to receive as much education as possible.
On October 1.1907. Hannah passed away leaving George with seven children to care for Sam. the oldest, was twenty-seven. Bill, the youngest, was three.
George died June 6. 1910. he left a nice farm for his children and plenty to keep them comfortable.
Their children are: Charles Samuel. Helena Cecelia. George Myrum (died in infancy), Hannah Carline (died in infancy). Elizabeth. Gusty Ann. Mary Lenora. Hilda and Hilma (twins). Joseph Peter, Beatrice Sophia, and William Roseberry Larsen.
Source: Pioneer Town, A Pima Centennial History

John F. Nash & Wife Henrietta Preston Nash
John F. Nash was born May 24. 1865 in Marysville. California. This was near the "Cold Diggins" on the banks of the Yuba River. He was the son of Robert and Mary Nash.
Henrietta (Rettie) Preston Nash was horn October 1.1867 and came to Pima with the family from Howard Lake. Minnesota. She was the daughter of Hannah Jane Ross. These two families made their way to Pima Arizona. John and Rettie met when they were both teaching at the Smithville (Pima) school.
They were married March 21. 1899 in Central Arizona. Joseph Bigler performed the ceremony.
The Nash's moved to Thatcher Arizona where he was asked to teach algebra and geometry at the newly organized Gila Academy. He went lo work at the school and taught there twenty years.
In 1905 John Nash went to Australia on a Mission for the Mormon Church leaving his family in Thatcher. On his return he resumed his leaching at the Academy.
He was set apart as a counselor to Andrew Kimball in the St. Joseph Stake Presidency and served until 1927 when they moved to Mesa. Arizona to be Temple workers.
Rettie Nash was an ardent church worker and a wonderful mother to her children. She taught classes in all the church organizations. She supported her husband in all his church and school labors.
John and Rettie had many virtues. Their deep integrity, honesty, humbleness, charity, and kindly manner towards all people and especially to the many students he taught at Gila Academy was out-standing.
They were the parents of five children: Nellie Kimball, Annie Farnsworth, Florence Pierce. Fred Nash and Olive Hoopes.
Source: Pioneer Town, A Pima Centennial History

Ebenezer Bryce & Wife Mary Ann Bryce
Ebenezer and Mary Ann Bryce

A kindly, unpretentious farmer of the Gila Valley who died in 1913, has a more beautiful and enduring monument than the pyramids of the Pharaohs, the famed TAJ MAHAL which Shal Jehan erected in memory of his wife, or the timeless tombs of the Ming dynasty.

A tiny hamlet named in his honor will also help perpetuate his name for future ages, and the best memorial of all is a group of direct descendants that number in the many hundreds.

The man is Ebenezer Bryce; the monument is the Bryce Canyon National Park; the hamlet is located across the river from Pima. The story of Ebenezer Bryce is typical of the many Mormon converts who left their mother country during the nineteenth cen-tury to play a part in the great adventure that was America.

Born in Dunblain. Scotland, November 17, 1830. to Andrew Bryce and wife Janet Adams Bryce. When he was eleven years old he became an apprentice in a shipyard. Later he learned a car-penter's trade and that of a millright. He also sang in the church choir. He came to the United States when he was seventeen, landing in St. Louis, Mo., then making the trek to Utah with the James Page Company and arrived in Salt Lake City. September 16. 1850. He worked for a family by the name of George A. and Bathsheba Smith, and it was here that he met his future wife, Mary Ann Park, who was helping with the cooking and household duties. The young miss soon won Ebenezer's heart and they were married 16 April 1854.

A combination of Ebenezer's inherent pioneer spirit, the Mormon Church's colonization plan, and the magic of his saw and hammer was responsible for his many moves throughout central and southern Utah for the 26 years following his mar-riage. He was called to different areas to help build up the towns, building sawmills, flour mills, and shingle mills. He also built the church house (LI)S) at Pine Valley, Utah. While living in Pine Valley, Ebenezer bought a steam powered sawmill which he moved to Grass Valley and then to Mount Trum-bull in Northern Arizona where he sawed lumber to build the St. George Temple. When the contract was completed, the church purchased his sawmill. Perhaps the Bryce's most memorable location was in southern Utah. Their log cabin was built in an expanse of green meadows with clusters of cedars, acres of standing pines, rising rose-colored cliffs and an arching blue sky forming constant and shifting scenes of grandeur.

The location was a practical one, too. The nearby Paria River afforded Bryce, waters for irrigation of crops and the watering of cattle, the close forests supplied the settler with lumber and fuel. Bryce built a road to timberline. which was also used by the people of nearby Cannonville. These early pioneers then called the surrounding area "Bryce Canyon." a name which now includes the entire ter-ritory of Bryce Canyon National Park. This cabin built by Ebenezer is now serving as a Museum in Tropic. Utah. It was moved a few miles from its original location in the meadows below what is now known as Bryce Canyon National Park. In 1880 because of the cold weather they decided they would move to a warmer climate, and this is when the first chapter of the Bryce families Arizona adventure began. Ebenezer sold his farm and part of his sheep, then traded the balance for sheep in Arizona.

The soul-trying trip of the Bryce family was made in three horse-drawn wagons. Ebenezer drove one of the wagons, a son Dave, drove another, and Ebenezer Jr. (Ebb) who was married by this time and had a family, drove the third. They wended their way over the historic Mormon Trail.

Snowflake was the first Arizona home of the Bryce family. Afterward they went through Bush Valley. Alpine, and into Nutrioso. In August he moved his family to Williams Valley and in 1882 the Bryce family started for the Gila Valley by way of Mule Creek and Ash Peak. They arrived in Smithville. now Pima. November 17, 1882.

Ebenezer found the land of the Gila Valley raw and uninviting, but he was a man of vision and possessed great courage. Here was the land he was seeking. The mesquite thickets bordering the Gila would become fertile fields; here was ample range for his herds; the stately pines of the Graham Mountains could be converted into homes. The prowling Apache was a danger he recognized but feared not.

The first Gila Valley home of the Bryce family was a tent with a hoard floor, located a short dis-tance northwest of the present Pima High School. Ebenezer planned it only as a temporary abode for his family, until he had time lo build a more sub-stantial dwelling. A well was dug near the tent and good water was found. Also, a stockade kitchen erected directly in front of the tent helped make life more pleasant. The Bryce's second home was not far east of the present Bush and Shurtz store build-ing. It was a frame structure. Khenezer hauled the lumber from Tucson.

The cattle driven from the north, first ranged to the west of the Cluff ranch, but were later moved to the hills and mountains north of Pima. This was the beginning of the present vast cattle domain now owned by grandsons of Ebenezer.

At the request of church authorities. Ebenezer took a leading part in construction of a sawmill in the Graham Mountains. Partners in this undertak-ing were Hyrum Weeeh. Joseph Cluff, and John Moody. This sawmill was located in what is pres-ently callixJ "Nuttal's Canyon." The lumber was marketed to pioneers at the Weech store.

Cattleman and Millwright though he was. Ebenezer's heart first belonged to the soil. Across the river from Pima hi; began clearing ground of giant mesquite that grew in profusion. With the aid of his sons and many others, they constructed the Bryce canal with teams of horses, using Fresno and Slip scrapers, bringing the muddy, life-giving waters of the Gila to the land. They irrigated their fields, raised cattle and created farm lands.

In 1884. the canal was completed and a goodly part of the land cleared. Ebenezer built a frame house on his farm in Bryce which became his fami-ly's home until the time he constructed the red brick home.

Ebenezer began construction on this red brick home for his wife Mary Ann. He obtained brick from the kiln at Safford. and he sought out wood with the finest of grains for the doors and the wood-work. It was crafted with precision, and orna-mented with careful details. From it you can under-stand the personality of a man for whom both a foremost National Park and a small Arizona Com-munity were named. This red brick home was built just a few yards south of his lumber dwelling, and it was completed with one exception, the front porch was never added for Mary Ann died before the intended addition was begun.

He built a flour mill in Bryce just below the hill, by the Alton Welker home; later flood waters washed it away, but not until it had faithfully served its purpose. He also built a grist mill in Safford for Christopher Layton.

Ebenezer was respected by all who knew him. He loved to read and owned many fine books. In Church affairs, he was honored by being made a Patriarch in the L.D.S. Church.

He died in 1913 and is buried beside his wife in a plot of ground he opened up back in the days of Indian trouble and range mayhem.

In summary, think with me, if you will, words describing this great man and his wife who founded this community: He was a carpenter, Millwright shipbuilder, cattleman, gardner, farmer, he was courageous, honest, religious, determined, indepen-dent, cultured, kind, faithful, a Missionary and a Patriarch. His wife, Mary Ann was a homemaker, seamstress, candlemaker, she was religious and a devoted wife and mother of twelve children.

This settlement was first officially called Bryce, with the establishment of a Post Office August 6, 1883. It was so named in honor of its founder, Ebenezer Bryce.

Many other families arrived in the vicinity of the Bryce Community, and among them were the George O. Peck family, who came in 1885, the John Felshaw family in 1887 and the Simon Matthews family who came in 1891.

John Mattice and his bride, Jane Louisa Bryce were married in 1888. Their first home was forty acres they homesteaded north of the George A. Peck home. This is known today as the Will Bryce farm located in Bryce.

Among the early settlers who came to this little town were the Hayes, Nephi Packer family, the Daltons, Mattices, Murpheys, Wakefields, Porters, Jeters, Stocktons, Walkers and many others I do not know about. (I apologize if I have missed someone). These people were all hard working people with a desire to help build up the Community.

With the population of the Bryce Community growing, the Bryce Ward Latter-Day Saint Church was organized. A meeting was called in Ebenezer's home by Apostles Francis M. Lyman and John Henry Smith, March 19, 1890 and an organization took place, with Nelson Alma Mattice being sus-tained as Bishop with Alma N. Bryce and George Otis Peck as counselors.

After serving a little over two years, Nelson Alma Mattice was released and Alma N. Bryce was sus-tained October 1, 1892. Thomas B. Nelson and Simon F. Murphy were later sustained as coun-selors.

After faithfully serving as Bishop for ten years Alma N. Bryce was released and David H. Claridge was sustained on November 16.1902, with Thomas B. Nelson and Simon F. Murphy as counselors with William 1. Porter as ward clerk.

It was also necessary to organize a school district, known as district #17. The first school and also the first church, was held in the Nephi Packer home. The first teacher on record was Joanna Merrill in 1890. Some of the pioneer teachers were: John Felshaw. Minnie Randall. Mr. and Mrs. Jeter, William Asay and James Wakefield.

The Nephi Packer family played another impor-tant role of interest in the Bryce history. Mr. Packer operated the first store and post office. His tenure as Bryce postmaster covered the period of August 5, 1891 to August 22. 1895. Succeeding Mr. Packer as Postmaster was Alma N. (Al) Bryce who served the Bryce Community at this post until January 30, 1907. In turn Mr. Bryce was followed by Thomas E. Nelson as Bryce postmaster and storekeeper. Mr. Nelson kept the store and post office until 1912, then Heber B. Bryce and daughter Elnora operated it until moving to Lizzard Ridge. Christena (Tena) Nuttall ran it until it was discontinued. Loran and Martha Mattice ran the store after the post office was discontinued. In later years, a store was built by George Alvin (Dick) Bryce and it was operated by his daughter Lola Hubbard. Alma J. Bryce, a son of George Alvin later took the store over and he oper-ated it with the help of Lavon Peck.

Ebenezer and his wife, who died April 1897, were the parents of twelve children, four girls and eight boys. All lived to marry and rear children with the exception of Dave. Six sons and three daughters married and lived in the Bryce community, all of them farmed and ran cattle for their livelihood. Working with cattle in the early days was very hard work and long hours. Not having trucks to load supplies in, they had to pack horses to move from one camp to another. They had to ride horses from their homes to the mountains, getting up at four in the morning to make the ride and coming in after dark at night. These cattlemen. Ebenezer's sons, grandsons. Pecks and the John Mattice men would corral the cattle as they gathered them on their roundups, and then in order to sell them they had to drive them from the mountains to the railroad at different shipping points, which was Ft. Thomas at first, then Solomonville and lastly to Pima. They had to stand guard over the cattle at night and the least little noise would make them stampede, going in all directions, this meant they had to gather them all up again. These early pioneers built a solid rock corral on the mountain at what is known as "Big Spring". This corral still stands and the water from this spring has never failed throughout all the years, even tho there have been many years of drought. A pipe line runs from this spring for about seven miles and furnishes water for cattle at five different watering places.

In 1936 the cattlemen were notified that the Indians were taking the Indian Reservation back, and they would have to move their cattle off the land. Up until 1934 their cattle was on Public Domain land, State and Patented land, but in 1934 a law was passed making it the BLM land. The Taylor Grazing act was also passed and everyone had to fence their allotment. They began to gather the cat-tle, selling off a lot of them and moving the rest to other land they were using and owned. By 1940 they had everything moved off and the Indians moved their cattle there. Art Lines owned goats in Markam Creek, but later sold the goats off and Dick Bryce and sons bought the grazing permit. They also bought remnants of cattle from different cattlemen. With the coming of more people, more land was cleared and cultivated. There could only be a small acreage irrigated with the first Bryce canal, so in order to irrigate more land they consolidated with the Oregon Canal, and as time went by the Oregon and the Graham canals consolidated and it is known today as the "Graham Canal".

These early pioneers endured many hardships, many trials and tribulations, but their faith never wavered. Their faith was the sustaining power that kept them going. They were a happy people and happiness came from living their religion. Often in the evenings after a hard days work, they met together and sang songs and danced and enjoyed each other. Their main recreation was ward and community dances held almost every weekend. Music was sometimes furnished by Tommy Fuller playing the violin accompanied by his daughter on the piano. There were primary dances where the children were taught to dance. In earlier days on the first of May they always braided the Maypole and crowned the May Queen. The 4th and 24th of July was always celebrated with parades, etc. Of course, there were their religious meetings and socials where they all worked together, such as Primary. Relief Society. MIA. Sunday School and Sacrament Meeting.

About 1909 the population had increased so much, it was found necessary to form another school district in the west part of Bryce. A house of adobe was soon made ready and school began with the first teacher on record being Alice Sabin. Some of the pioneer teachers were: Queen May Holman. Mary Mellinger. David Heywood and Nora Lamoreaux. This place was called "Enterprise" commonly known as Lizzard Ridge. School district #43. After about fourteen or fifteen years this school was dissolved and the children were sent hack to the Bryce school district. At this time and a few years previous there were many families moved into this community. Some of them were the Ted Adams family, Billingsley's, Moyes, Layton's, Ison's. Pollocks. Messenger's Lamoreaux. Johnston's, Cosper's. Thatchers, Nuttalls. Harless, Beaches. Dixons, Welker s. Ratliffs. Powells. Jarvis's and the Hancock's.

At a ward meeting held February 28, 1909 with President Andrew Kimball and Charles Layton of the St. Joseph Stake Presidency. Bishop Claridge was released and George A. Peck was sustained as Bishop, with Oscar Tyler and David J. Bryce as counselors. After serving the ward well for fifteen years as Bishop he was honorably released. He had found employment in the Globe. Arizona area and the ward was left in charge of his counselors. James A. McBride and Miles Messenger until January 4. 1925. (dates taken from Ward Record) On January 4. 1925. lames A. McBride was sus-tained as Bishop with Ray D. Lamoreaux and Miles Messenger as counselors. Miles Messenger was released September 7. 1930 and Ray D. Lamoreaux and Alma J. Bryce was sustained as counselors. Due to the growing population, the old school-house became too small to accommodate all the people. It was decided to build a new red brick school house on the corner lot north of where the old school building stood. This building was finished in 1926. After the school moved to its new location it was decided to remodel the old building and convert it into a church house.

Bishop McBride obtained permission from the General Authorities to do this, and on February 22. 1928 much planning and work began. A committee was appointed and it was decided to assess each family according to their ability to pay. The work was very slow as members of the ward tried to work out part of their assessment, and since it was har-vest time, the men had to gather their crops, but the work slowly continued and the building was finished and dedicated March 26, 1929 with 143 in attendance. President Harry L. Payne. William C. Ellsworth and Spencer W. Kimball of the St. Joseph Stake Presidency were present. They encouraged the Saints and praised them for their efforts, and stated it was a lovely place to worship the Lord. President Payne gave the dedicatory Prayer.

Bishop James A. McBride family decided to move to Safford, so he was released as Bishop August 30. 1931. This left the ward without a Bishop again for a few months, hut his counselors Ray D. Lamoreaux and Alma J. Bryce carried on. Bishop McBride served some seven years, (taken from Ward Record) On January 24, 1932 at a Ward Conference, Jesse M. Layton was sustained as Bishop with Alma J. Bryce and Melvin M. Hancock as counselors. The ward continued to grow very fast and there was much Temple work done during this time. Bishop Jesse M. Layton was released December 30. 1934. Silas F. Jarvis was sustained as Bishop of the Bryce Ward December 30, 1934 with Melvin M. Hancock and Alton A. Welker as counselors, with George A. Peck as ward clerk. By this time they were very much in need of a new ward church house. By approval of Church Authorities the old building was torn down October 1, 1937 and plans for a new one began. Church was held in the new schoolhouse during time of construction of the church. Melvin M. Hancock was released as 1st counselor and Alton A. Welker was sustained to take his place April 17. 1938 and |ohn C. Cosper as 2nd counselor. George Peck was released as clerk and |ames E. Harless was sustained in his place. Actual labor on the new building commenced August 19. 1940. and through much hard labor by Bishop Jarvis. his counselors and everyone in the Community, enough money was raised through dif-ferent projects to help finance the building. The new Church was completed in July 1941. at a cost of approximately $11,000.00. The first Church service was held in the new building July 20. 1941 and was dedicated by Apostle George Albert Smith on March 29, 1942.

The Presidency of the St. Joseph Stake. President James M. Smith. Jack Daley and Benjamin Blake at-tended a Conference held August 30.1942 at which time Silas F. Jarvis was released as Bishop after serving some eight years.

Alton A. Welker was sustained as Bishop of the Bryce Ward August 20,1942 with Alma J, Bryce and Lawrence E. Hancock as counselors and James Whitmer as Ward clerk. James Whitmer was released and Raymond Copple was sustained October 13, 1946.

At the close of the school year in 1943-44 the pop-ulation of the district had decreased so much, it was decided to consolidate the Bryce district with Pima school district, and the children were bussed to Pima. The Bryce school house was torn down and the red brick from this building was taken to Pima and used to build a new L.D.S. Seminary building. Because of the population decrease, in Septem-ber, 1946, it was decided to take the M.I.A. to the Pima Ward where there would be more young peo-ple of the same age. Bishop Welker announced that transportation would be provided.

At a Sacrament meeting June 29, 1947 one of the older pioneers, Sarah C. Bryce gave "A vivid description of the early pioneers who first settled in the Gila Valley, and of the trials they had with the

Indians". During the years that Silas F. Jarvis, Alton A. Welker and Alma J. Bryce was Bishop, there were many projects, to raise money, first to help build the new church, then to help furnish it with drapes, carpet, etc. The ward and Priesthood members had several projects, such as: a calf project, and a cotton project. The Relief Society ladies served dinners, had rummage sales and helped wherever possible to help accomplish their goal.

After about eight years as Bishop, Alton A. Welker was released February 26, 1950.

Alma J. Bryce was sustained Bishop of the Bryce Ward February 26, 1950, with John C. Cosper and Lawrence E. Hancock as counselors, with Douglas Farnsworth as clerk.

Work was continued on the projects to raise money to carpet the church house. Soon the goal was reached and carpet was purchased to cover the aisles, pulpit and the Relief Society room. Church was held in this building until December 5,1954. On account of the membership of the com-munity being so small at this time, the General Au-thorities decided it was best to discontinue the ward. At a meeting held on this date, the President of the Stake met with the ward membership and released all those who were holding positions in the ward, including Bishop Alma J. Bryce who had served faithfully for some four years. The member-ship of the Bryce ward was assigned to the Pima Second Ward.

On December 5,1954, Bryce Ward became a part of the Pima 2nd Ward.

In 1956-57 the Bryce L.D.S. Church house was moved to Pima and became the home of the Relief Society to be used by both Pima and Pima 2nd Wards. Bishop Elbert Alder of the Pima 2nd Ward, Bishop Wilford Crockett of the Pima Ward with the Relief Society Presidency of both wards. President Bertha Welker and her counselors. Fern Alder and Cherril Weech. and President Jane T. Mattice with her counselors, Jacy Crockett and Ruth Marshall, all worked together with many more in the Com-munity and made this building into a very comfort-able place for Relief Society.

At this time, 1978, there are thirty-five families living in Bryce and twenty-five people are descendants of Ebenezer and Mary Ann Bryce.

William Teeples
If any one man should be named responsible for the settlement of Ihe village we know as Pima, that man would be William R. Teeples.
Wm Teeples was living in Holden. Utah when Apostle Erastus Snow came and asked him In act as captain, to form a company of ten families, to help settle Arizona.
Upon arriving at Forest Dale they discovered the Moses Cluff family they had known in Utah. It was especially good to see these friends, as it was Christmas Eve.
While living in Forest Dale. Wm Teeples and five others, upon the advice of Mr. Cooley. went south to look over the Gila Valley.
Mr. Teeples was much impressed with the Valley, the others were not so favorably impressed. In February he went with three others Hyrum Weech. Ben Pearce, John W. Tanner, to again look at the Valley. All liked what they saw.
After gaining permission from the Church Authorities. Wm Teeples again, on March 17. 1879. started to the Gila Valley. In the company were twenty-eight men. women, and children, a small enough group, to start the settlement in the Gila Valley.
These twenty-eight souls located and founded the town we now call Pima.
Wm R. Teeples had not long to live in the Town he helped settle. He died June 5. 1883. at age forty-nine. His passing left an empty space in the small community that was difficult to fill.
Wm Teeples was married to two wives. Harriet Cook and Caroline Teeples. Each wife had a large family.

Joseph Knight Rogers
20 December 1844-17 December 1906
1- One of the Founders of Pima
2- First Presiding Elder
3- First Bishop
4- Father of Graham County
5- Served two terms in Legislature
6- School Board Trustee
7- Rogers Reservoir
8- Carpenter
9- Freighter
10- Father of 21 Children
The above is a brief summary of the accomplishments of this man. Joseph Knight Rogers and wife Josephine and three children, came to Smithville (Pima) April 8. 1879. He was the Presiding Elder of the group of 28 who left Cooley's Ranch with the blessing of President Jesse N. Smith, of Snowflake Stake.
His was one of Ihe first homes built, it had a combination roof of willows, tall rush grass, then finer grass mixed with clay and mud. lastly dry earth was put on to keep the rain out. A Public well was dug directly in front of his house for all to use. On September 26. 1880 he was ordained Bishop of the Smithville Ward holding this position until 1883.
J.K.. (as he came to be called) was elected as member of the House of Representatives and served in the 11th Territorial Legislature. This convened in Prescott January 3,1881. and closed March 12, 1881. He rode on horseback from Pima to Prescott.
Sister Mary Ransom knitted him a pair of gloves to help protect his hands.
During this session he introduced the bill which created Graham County from Pima and Apache County.
At that time the newly created area comprised what is now Graham and Greenless counties. Graham was the first County with an English name, all the others had Indian names.
J.K. also served in the Legislature which was held in Phoenix in 1897. From Journals of Arizona 1881 we learn that J.K. voted for measures he felt would directly benefit or be uplifting to the; people he served. He was always interested in the community, serving as school board trustee, and on the Board of directors of the canals.
He first owned forty acres east of town but since "all land had been taken up." he and his family took up 680 acres of land, about one half of this was farming land. Here was constructed the Roger's Reservoir about 1890. On this land also is the Rogers Cemetery where Joseph Knight Rogers was laid to rest December 20. 1906.
He had married three women in accordance with the law of polygamy. They were Josephine Wall. Louisa Roseberry and Mary Fuller. He fathered twenty-one children, three of whom preceded him in death. Two of his children are living at the date of this writing, they are: Mary Rogers Payne of Mesa. Arizona, and Susanna Rogers Costner still
living in Pima, a block away from her fathers original home.  Other descendants still residing in Pima
are Betty Jean Costner Morris and family, Deanna Rogers Batty and family, Olive Myers Crockett. In Safford. The Don Preston Family and Helen Williams Crandall.

The Weech Family
On October 6. 1845, in Herefordshire, England, when Hyrum Weech was born, the Weech family had no indication that part of the family was destined to help settle, the Great American West, that land which became part of the State of Arizona.
Not long after Hyrum's birth, events started to shape the future of this family.
First. Mormon missionaries converted the parents. Samuel and Elizabeth Gould Weech, to the LDS Church.
Second, was their desire to join the Saints in Utah. The story of their emigration to America and journey across the plains to eventually settle in Goshen. Utah, was, as so many others, full of hardships. The father and one daughter died in Illinois just after a sister, Emily, was born. The story of how the mother continued on with her family would, in itself, fill a book.
The third event was the trouble in Goshen over water rights, and other disappointments, which forced another move, this time to Arizona.
When Hyrum Weech with his wife Sarah Dall Weech. arrived in Pima there were six children in the family. The first four, Sarah, Elizabeth, Rebecca and Emma, were all daughters. Hyrum was getting quite aggravated with Sarah for all the girl babies. At last came a boy, David Henry, and then another girl. Jane. Seven more children were born in Pima; Pearl. Joseph, William, John, Amanda, Robert and Clara.
Hyrum and Sarah Weech lived a long and eventful life, filled with service to Church, community and fellowman.
They left a story of their lives, including the founding of Pima. This little book, "Our Pioneer Parents", has proved invaluable in researching the history of Pima and it's settlers. Hyrum Weech also married Mary Taylor, a daughter of John Taylor. From this union was born a girl, Mary Lorena, and a boy who died at birth.
Lorena married Dennis Smithson and lives at Woodruff. Arizona, and is the mother of a large family. Still living, she is the last of the Hyrum Weech children.
There are, however, two daughters-in-law living at this time (1978): Janie Boswell Weech, 91, and Mary Allen Weech, 81.
The second member of the Weech family to settle in the Gila Valley was Emily Weech Lines, the ancestress of numerous Lines and Mary Lines McBride families living in Pima.
The mother, Elizabeth Weech. arrived next and made her home close by Emily's.

Joseph Samuel Weech
The fourth member of the Weech family to arrive in Pima was Joseph Samuel Weech, an older brother to Hyrum Weech and Emily Weech Lines.
Joseph came to Pima in 1884. His wife, Emma Wilkins, had died, leaving him with six of his youngest children.
Joseph moved on to Layton and settled next to the Olsen family. His daaghter. Rachel Weech. married Tscar Alfred Olsen on October 10, 1894. She and Oscar joined the two farms on Lone Star Lane which are still owned by their descendants.
Oscar and Rachel were the parents of eight children: Joseph, Emma. Howard, Harold. Harry, Lola. Glenna and Anna Mae.
Joseph Samuel Weech died in 1893 and is buried in the Pima Cemetery next to his mother, Elizabeth Gould Weech.
On July 4, 1879 the small community of Smithville (Pima) gathered to celebrate with games, races and of course a dance planned for the evening.
The celebration was made doubly so when four young unmarried men rode into the village on horseback. These young men were, Joseph Edwin Cluff, his brother, David Guff, Jeff Hundly and Tom Sessions. The young men had left Forest Dale July 1, making the trip in three days. The Cluff brothers reported their Father, Joseph Sr., was making ready to leave Forest Dale and would soon join them in Pima.
The settlers did indeed welcome these new arrivals to the settlement.
Joseph Cluff and his sons were industrious willing workers. They joined right in helping in any community project. It was with their help the Smithville Canal was completed enough to deliver water so crops could be planted in early 1880.
The Joseph Cluff family, later cleared land a few miles east of Pima, built their home and moved into what is now Central. Joseph Cluff was ordained the first Bishop of the Central Ward in October 1883.
On April 22, 1896 he opened a Central store. Joseph Cluff will be remembered by all his descendants. Among the many are. Irwin Cluff. Lytha
Cluff Holliday. Lester Mattice. Verna Ray Cluff Colvin. May Cluff Follett and so many many more.
The Reuben Warren Allred family came to Pima in 1879. after a journey that took them over thirty years.

Reuben and Elzadie Ford Allred
Reuben Warren Allred was eighteen years old when he married Elzadie Emiline Ford. Four days after their marriage, both joined the Mormon Battalion. Elzadie was allowed to go along with her new husband, as two women were with each Company, to do laundry work for the men. At Santa Fe, New Mexico, Elzadie had to turn back toward Salt Lake City, while Reuben continued on toward California. After the Battalion was disbanded, Reuben joined his wife in Salt Lake City, Utah.
In 1879 the Allred's moved to Pima, Arizona with their family of three children, John Warren, Mary Lilly and Rosebelle. Although the Indians were at times troublesome, and the place had no near neighbors. Reuben moved about seven miles west of Pima, to a place called Buttermilk Point. This was near Matthewsville.
The Allreds found it profitable to milk cows, make butter and cheese, to sell to the soldiers at Ft. Thomas. The Freighters, going from Bowie to Globe, always looked forward to stopping at the Allred Farm for a cool glass of buttermilk.
After five years, the Allreds moved back to Pima buying the Henry Dall farm, as Henry Dall wished to return to Utah. This was near the Hilda Taylor home.
Some of Reuben and Elzadie's descendants still living in Pima are, Orson Allred, Clare Allred Larson, and a host of others.

Simon B. Miller & Maryann Dall Miller
When Hyrum Weech and Henry Dall returned with their families in December, 1879. with them was a brother-in-law, Simon B. (Charley) Miller, his wife Mary Ann Dall Miller, two boys and two girls.
The Millers were made welcome into the home of the Gallager family, where they lived until Charley could build a one room log cabin for his family.
Charley Miller was indeed a most welcome addition to the small community. He pitched right in helping on the Smithville and Dodge Canals to bring in the much needed water and many other community projects.
The Miller family were all industrious, hard working individuals, with Mary Ann and the girls helping with the planting and harvesting when necessary. The Miller's built an Adobe Hotel with dining room. This was where the red brick Hotel was later built.
Charley and Mary Ann Miller have many descendants still living in Pima. Louella Miller Marshall's story is in "Our Pioneer Women" chapter.
John Nuttall and Laura Gardner Nuttall arrived in Pima January 28,1880. The Nuttall family had lived at Forest Dale for a year before moving to Pima. They had many friends who had come to Pima the year before.

John Horatio Nuttall & Wife Laura Gardner Nuttall
The Nuttall home was right across the street from the J.K. Rogers home. Their first home, as were all the others in Pima at that time, was of logs. Later he built a brick home, that as their family increased, was added upon to become a large beautiful home.
John Nuttall is believed to have built the first sorghum mill in Pima, having it ready the first fall after his arrival.
The Nuttalls bought the sawmill that had been moved from the Chiricahua Mountains by Hyrum Weech. Ebenezer Bryce and )ohn M Moody.
The canyon, where the mill was located, was later named Nuttall Canyon.
John also owned and operated a flour mill, first located in Pima, then moved to Bryce, where a few years later it was washed away when the Gila was in flood.
The Nuttalls owned a threshing machine, threshing grain throughout the valley.
John and Laura took an active part in Church andcivic activities. They liked to see the young people have a good time. John and Laura accompanied them on picnics and hayrack rides. They also built a hall encouraging the young to dance.
It is said of John Nuttall. His word is always good and he can be depended upon".
John also married Christina Hubbard and raised the two large families.
Hundreds of John's. Laura's and Christina's descendants live in the Gila Valley and throughout Arizona.

More Settler's Arrive
On January 12. 1880. Ihe Vanguard of a large group of settlers arrived. These families would almost double the population of Pima.
The first to arrive consisted of Thomas Ransom, his wife Mary (Mame) Dodge Ransom. Peter McBride. his wife Ruth Burns McBride amd two sons. Frank and Howard. Arthur Newell and Family, and Abraham Boswell. whose wife Hannah Dodge Boswell. was not along at that time.
After looking the valley over. Tom and Mame Ransom returned to Forest Dale to help others move in and bring in their cattle.
Abraham Boswell returned to Toquerville. Utah, for his wife and family, and also others still in Toquerville. They all met in Forest Dale, then made up a large wagon train to go on to the Gila Valley.
Those making up this train were. Seth Dodge, his two wives with a large number of teenage boys and girls, another son-in-law William Ransom, his wife Permelia Dodge Ransom. Nells Joseph Roseberry. his wife Lucretia and family. Samuel Green, his wife Lucinda and family.

Seth George Dodge & Lovina Braden Dodge
With this influx of new settlers, a town meeting was called where it was resolved to grant these new families all the rights and privileges as those arriving earlier, so the lot numbers were again placed in a hat and each head of family drew a number that corresponded with the lot he was to build upon. There was undoubtedly some trading because one whole block fell to four of the Dodge family.
Thomas Ransom (a son-in-law of Seth Dodge) first home was where Vance Marshall lives now. He took up land for farming to the north and west somewhere to the east of where the Mack farm waslater. At that time there was no water available, so Thomas Ransom (a son-in-law of Seth Dodge) first home was where Vance Marshall lives now. He took up land for farming to the north and west somewhere to the east of where the Mack farm was later. At that time there was no water available, so he and the Dodges commenced a canal for irrigation purposes. This was named the Dodge canal as the Dodge men supplied most of the labor. Tom and Mame had no children of their own. There were however, always young people living in their home. Verda Stowe and Frank Balland. left orphans as children, were given a home by the Ransoms, where they grew to adulthood. Myrtle Ransom Golf and Lavina Dodge lived there much of the time. Thomas Rasmussen was the last to live in their home. Tom lives where the Ransoms had a home after moving back from Oregon.
William John Ransom and wife Permelia Dodge Ransom were also with the large group arriving in May 1880. William Ransom was living in Toquerville. Utah, when he was called to work on the St. George Temple.
In 1878 he was married to Permelia Dodge. At this time the Seth Dodge family were considering a move to Northern Arizona. He and Permelia traveled along with his wife's family, eventually arriving in Pima. These were busy times for Will and Permelia. raising food for their needs, attending their Church duties, and supplying the necessities for their family.
Will and his brother. Tom and a brother-in-law Eli Dodge went into the mountains, built a "up and down mill" and donated six hundred board feet of lumber when the new Brick Church was built. Most of this lumber was used for window and door frames.

John Simion & Lenora McRay Holladay Dodge

John Simion Dodge, was born September 27, 1859 in Beaver, Utah to Seth George and Mariah Jane Davidson Dodge. John came to Pima with the rest of the Dodge family in 1880. He married LenoraMcRay Holladay September 13. 1882. Lenora or Nora as she was always called, was the daughter of Thomas Wiley and Ann Hotton Matthews Holladay. She was born November 19, 1867 in Santaquin. Utah. She, with her parents came to Pima a short time before her marriage.
John was a cattleman, he and his brother Delos, were building up a ranch south of Pima, running their cattle in the foothills of Mt. Graham.
To help finance the ranch, John took a government contract to carry mail and passengers from Willcox to Ft. Thomas by way of Ft. Grant. The road at that time went from Ft, Grant over the west end of Mt. Graham, then to Cedar Springs, down little Cottonwood Canyon and on to Ft. Thomas.
Using Cedar Springs as a halfway station. John would drive to Willcox then back to Cedar Springs. From Cedar Springs his younger brother Joshua Thomas would then take the run to Ft. Thomas and back. Nora lived at Cedar Springs with her first two children. Alva and John, returning to Pima for the birth of their third child Eva.
With the end of the mail contract. John and Nora moved back to their ranch southwest of Pima. It was there John died September 28. 1890 leaving Nora and the three small children.

Joshua Thomas Dodge
Joshua Thomas Dodge, was born  August 18,1867, he was the brother of John Dodge. At the death of John. Thomas was a great help to Nora and her children.
On July 12. 1891 Tom and Nora rode horseback into Pima and were married.
At the time of their marriage they were still living at Simion Springs. Noras two older children Alva and John, now old enough for school, had a long walk into Glenbar for school.
To afford the children a better chance for education. Tom and Nora sold the ranch and moved into Pima, there nine more children were born; Rhoda, Lenora. Blanche, Ethel, Thomas Hollis. Clyde Harve. Ralph Seth. Elija Reese, and Mildred.
Thomas freighted from Willcox to Globe until the railroad was completed into Globe, this put an end to freighting by team and wagon.
When Harve Blair had his sawmill on Mt. Graham, Tom logged for him. Thomas died November 30.1929. Lenora on July 12.1940. Both are buried in Pima.

Ralph & Alva Dodge Lucas & Friend
Alva Dodge was born November 6. 1884 to John and Nora Dodge. The first home Alva remembers was at the Stage Station at Cedar Springs, this was where her father and uncle had the contract to carry the mail.
Alva was a true pioneer, as a child she learned to work, not only at housework but also to be of help in the fields when needed.
Even as a child Alva had a desire for learning, as she grew older she would have liked to have gone on to higher education, but family circumstances did not permit this however, so Alva went to work to help support the family.
When she was eighteen she married Ralph Edward Lucas. Ralph was born in Santa Monica, California July 3, 1882. They were married July 29, 1903.
After their marriage Ralph and Alva built a home south of where the Pima Depot was. It was there they had a chicken, egg and baby chick business, later they sold out and moved to California.
Ralph and Alva always helped any of the family that was in need. They were both active church workers. When Alva's sister. Ann became a widow and Ralph's sister Louise needed assistance Ralph and Alva were there to help. With their help Alva's sister Blanche was able to fill a mission.
Ralph died in California and was buried in Rose Hills Cemetery in Whittier. Alva then moved back to Mesa, where she now lives.

John Eugene Dodge
John was born 10 February 1887. in a one-room house in Pima. Arizona, the eldest son of John Simion Dodge and Lenora McRay Holladay. His father was a cattleman. During the summer they lived at Snow Flat. His father died of a ruptured appendix when John was three and a half years old. There were no doctors to operate for appendicitis there at that time. The next July his mother married his father's brother. Joshua Thomas Dodge. They rode horseback to Pima to be married.
They lived at Simon Springs when Alva, his older sister, and he started to school at Hog Town, later called Glenbur. He went to school there one winter. then moved to Pima where he got the rest of his formal education. He quit and went to work when he was in about the fourth grade. He was about twelve years old when he worked for Uncle Tom Ransom feeding cane to a sorghum mill and took his pay in sorghum at fifty cents a day. At this time his uncle freighted from Globe to Willcox. leaving Nora and the kids at home alone. At nights they went to bed at dark so as not to light a lamp for fear of Indians coming.
When he was about fourteen he worked for Joe Alder making adobes for a brick kiln, getting seventy-five cents a day. Then he moved to Harve Blair's sawmill in the Graham mountains where he and his uncle logged for the mill. He left before the season was over and went to work for his uncle. Jack Dodge, in the butcher shop in Pima. After that he helped Art Lines move a herd of goats from Bryce to Old Rock dairy at Clifton. He did other odd jobs here and there for a few years and then went back to Pima and started baling hay and working for the farmers.
West Follett and he broke horses for (YL) ranch, then he worked on the ranch.
For a long time he punched cows for the 76 cattle ranch. Desiring a change, he went with "Chuck" Boyle to Los Angeles and took up barbering. He worked in Weaver Jackson's Beauty Parlor for several years before returning to Pima. It was here that he married a childhood acquaintance. Lola Courtney, on January 3,1917. They lived in Pima and he barbered there. During the First World War they moved to Globe, where he caged in the Iron Cap Mine. It was here that Stanford was born to them. December 20, 1917. They returned to Pima, where he ran the Pima Barber shop.

Lyman Dodge
Lyman was the youngest son of Seth and Lovina Brandon Dodge. He was born February 26. 1862 in Beaver, Utah. He was eighteen when, with his parents he came to Pima in 1880. He with the rest of the Dodge family played an important part in the growth of Pima.
Lyman helped his father build the Dodge home of white rock. (This house is still standing on the corner of 1st north and 1st west).
He married Amanda Reynolds on June 1, 1882, they became the parents of fourteen children.
Lyman spent his life doing carpenter work, blacksmithing, freighting and working at the mill in the Graham mountains.
He and Amanda were married for thirty-five years and all except one year when he worked in Morenci was lived in Pima.
When he was 55 years old Lyman died of appendicitis June 24, 1917 in Globe, Arizona, leaving Amanda with six children still at home. (Her story is told in the Pioneer Women's Chapter of this book).
Will and his sister-in-law Mame Ransom were prominent in the production of drama. It is told in one scene Will had to eat a pie, so his wife with her keen sense of humor, baked a nice pie only using cottonseed for raisins. It was quite a surprise to her husband when he, on stage, tried to eat the pie. His lines were "Damn this pie. Molly". It was no effort to say it with emphasis that night.
In early 1900 the Ransoms, along with other Pima people, moved to Oregon. Will and Permelia lived there  until  Permelia's  health  failed and then returned to Pima where she passed away in October, 1917.
Will lived to the ripe old age of 86. He was buried by the side of his wife. Will and Permelia were the Grandparents to the Art Woolsey family and Thomas Rasmussen family, many still living in the Gila Valley.
Seth George Dodge, the father and father-in-law of the Dodge, Ransom and Batty families, was not to live long after arriving in Pima. While freighting from Willcox, his gun accidentally discharged killing him almost instantly.
Although his life here was short, the family remaining contributed so much to the growth and development of Pima and the Gila Valley that we, the citizens of Pima, owe a great deal to this good man.
Abraham M. Boswell with his wife Hannah Dodge Boswell, were also with the Dodge family. They too were from Toquerville, Utah. Hannah had two children from a former marriage. Her first husband was killed just before her daughter Cora (Follett) was born. Her son Thomas Batty was five years old when they left Toquerville. The wagon train stopped on the Buckskin Mountains while Hannah gave birth to a baby boy (Matt Boswell.)
The Boswell family's first home was a brush shelter with the wagon box set to the side.
That fall Hannah left her children in the care of Tom (Batty) while she fed the cane thru the Sorghum mill for John Nuttall. Abe was working on a farm at Ft. Thomas. Later he built a log cabin on what is now the East Lot. In the summer they moved to Ft. Bowie where Abe had employment. After moving back to Pima, he freighted between Bowie and Globe. Early in 1900 they joined the Ransoms when they moved to Oregon.
The Boswell's by this time had a large family. Among the ones to be remembered by older residents of Pima are, Tom Batty, Matt and Fay Bos- well, Cora Follett, Nechi (Hyde) Janie Weech.
Abe and Hannah Boswell were the parents of twelve children. One died in infancy, so they adopted another to make an even dozen.
When the Boswell's moved to Oregon, only two of their large family remained in Pima, Tom Batty and Fay Boswell.

Fay Boswell & Tom Batty
Tom Batty was seven years old when his parents moved to Pima. He remembers on the way of a Mexican man coming into their camp. He had been shot through the mouth and his feet. He was bleeding badly. The Indians had shot him as they chased him away from his camp. The men in the wagon train were alarmed. They sent the women and children back to Ft. Apache, while the men stayed with the wagons which held all their possessions and made ready to guard and fight if necessary. The Indians, however, did not attack the wagon train.
Tom Batty was a student in the first log school house in Pima. His Aunt Cinda was his teacher.
When his family moved to Ft. Bowie, Tom walked and drove a cow and calf. He was eight years old. He often told how high the grass was. His Mother had made him a hat woven from straw and about all they could see of him was that straw hat bouncing along.
Tom earned his first money at that time. He brought the cows in at night for Charley Roseberry. The Quartermaster at the Fort had a cow and calf and paid Tom 25 cents a week to look after her. He bought himself a pair of shoes. They cost $2.75. He always said they were the prettiest and best shoes he ever owned.
When Tom was fifteen years old. he was driving a freight tram between Bowie and Globe. The Indians were so bad the freighters would wait to form a large group and travel together for better protection for themselves, their teams and wagons. At that time there were over three bundled teams on the road freighting, with anywhere from one team and wagon to twenty-four horses and four wagons. It took one month to make a round trip from Bowie or Willcox to Globe.
Thomas Batty and Azelia Barney were married December 24.1893 at the Barney Ranch in Solomonville.
Tom worked at farming, railroading or where he could find employment.
In 1904 the Batty's decided to make a move to Idaho. They arrived at Toquerville. Utah, where Tom had relatives. In November while there Azelia look sick. The Doctor from Cedar City advised taking her to Salt Lake for an operation, which Tom did
Azelia died January 25, 1905 leaving Tom with three small children.
In 1912 Tom married Hulda A. Matthewson, a widow.
Tom took a contract to build a road from Cork to Crazy Horse for which he was paid $600.00. The road was to be used for hauling Ore from the Klondyke Mines.
He worked for the YL Cattle Company at the Goodwin Ranch for eight years. In 1934 they moved to their farm in Glenbar, living there until 1944. when he sold the farm and moved to Pima.
Thomas Batty was the father of four children, only two lived to adulthood. Ethel Carter and Walter. Walter still lives in Glenbar.

Source: Pioneer Town, A Pima Centennial History

Judge A. H. Hackner, Founder of the “Arizona Silver Belt.”
 Aaron H. Hackney was born in Mercer, Pennsylvania, October 31, 1815, his father being of good old Quaker stock and his ancestry on his mother’s side being of Dutch descent.  He retained almost to the day of his death - December 2, 1899, a clear recollection of his boyhood days and loved to relate his youthful pranks and experiences.  He remembered well the demonstration attending the visit of Marquis de Lafayette in 182 and of the parade in his honor by the Mercer militia, a motley company that never smelled gunpowder.
  In 1832, in his seventeenth year, he removed to St. Louis where he became intimately identified with the business and social interest of that then thriving frontier town.  In connection with his brother-in-law, Louis A. Benoist, he was engaged for years in the banking business in St. Louis and New Orleans, and he also owned steamboats which plied between those two cities.
  His intimate acquaintance with the leading men and knowledge of public affairs brought him into prominence as a political leader, and although never an office-seeker he was nominated for judge of the county court, elected by a handsome majority and served his term with credit.
  Jude Hackney was one of the first directors of the Iron Mountain railroad and purchased the first rolling stock for that road.  In St. Louis he also became intimately acquainted with Nathaniel Pascel, A. B. Chambers, George and John Knapp, proprietors of the Missouri Republican, and for many year he was a contributor to the columns of that paper.
  In 1857 he left St. Louis and made his first trip over the Santa Fe trail to New Mexico, and from that time until the close of the civil war he was engaged in merchandising at Santa Fe and Mesilla and made seven trips over the trail by ox-team to St. Louis to purchase goods.
  The Judge removed to Silver City, New Mexico, when there was only one house erected there.  When Grant county was organized, at the request of William Rynerson, then a member of the legislature, Judge Hackney suggested the names of Grant and Silver City of the county and town respectively and they were adopted.
  Having still a fondness for newspaper work he purchased the only newspaper published at the time in Silver City and changed the name of the publication to “The Herald.”  It was a small sheet, but its columns cintillated with the bright and epigramatic writings of the Judge.
  In April, 1878, Judge Hackney removed to Globe and established the ARIZONA SILVER BELT, the first number of the paper appearing on May 2 of that year.  The SILVER BELT early took rank among the leading newspapers of Arizona, and  under the able editorial management of Judge Hackney continued to exert a potent influence on public affairs in the territory.
Arizona Silver Belt May 17 1906
Contributed by Kim Torp

Edward Fish
Edward N. Fish, who is mentioned in this chapter, was a '49er, who subsequently came to Arizona and made the Territory his home. In 1849, with forty Massachusetts men, Mr. Fish sailed from New Bedford on the "Florida," and rounded Cape Horn, finally arriving at San Francisco. After several years of varied occupations in California, Mr. Fish, in 1865, came to Arizona, and became a member of the firm of Garrison & Fish, post traders at Calabasas. After about a year Mr. Fish removed to Tucson, where he established a large general merchandise store. In addition to this business, he engaged in the cattle business and milling, and in order to meet the need of a reliable freighting system, he established a freight line between Yuma and Tucson, and other parts of Arizona. Mr. Fish also maintained a branch store at Florence, where he transacted a very large business. In the early days of California he was a member of the Vigilance Committee there. After coming to Arizona he was, for eight years, a member of the Board of Supervisors of Pima County, for most of which time he was Chairman of the Board.

Mr. Fish was twice married, the first time in 1862 or 1863 to Barbara Jameson, in San Francisco, the result of this union being two children, one of whom is still living. His second marriage was to Maria Wakefield, in 1874, in Tucson, Miss Wakefield having the honor of being the first white woman married in Tucson, being also the first public school teacher in Tucson. From this marriage there were born four children, three of whom are still living. Mr. Fish died in Tucson on the 18th day of December, 1914.

Hon. J.A. Zabriskie
Is a native of New Jersey, but afterwards became a resident of New York state. He received a collegiate education in Columbia College of New York City, which was subsequently followed by a military course at the academy at West Point. He was in the war of the rebellion, and did good service in it, which merited for him the appointment of Assistant Adjutant-General for the Western Districts. After the close of the war he went to Texas, where he became prominent in the politics of that state. He was three times elected District Attorney for the Western District, and was one of the Republic. can commission from Texas to Washington, in 1869, to urge President Grant to recognized the Hamilton Republicans of that state. He was appointed by President Arthur to the office of United States Attorney for Arizona, a position which he filled with honor, efficiency, and to the approval of both the people and the government. He now has a well, earned reputation among his associates in all courts of law, as well as a high standing in the community in which he lives. Col. Zabriskie is attorney for a number of large corporations, and in political life has taken an active and trusted position, having been several times Chairman of the Republican Central Committee of Pima County. He was for five consecutive terms Grand Orator of the Masonic fraternity, and has delivered numerous addresses on questions of vital importance to the public. The Colonel has taken active part in all the political campaigns of the past ten years, and his reputation as a stump speaker is well known all over.the coast. As a lecturer and ready orator he stands among the first.

M.S. Snyder
The thriving little town of Springwater, in Livingston County, New York was the place of nativity of M. S. Snyder, our gentlemanly assessor and collector. He was born April 25, 1853. Attended first the North Dansville Seminary, and afterwards the Genessee Wesleyan Seminary in New York State. He was for two years bookkeeper for a firm in Rochester, New York. In 1874, he was appointed deputy collector of customs in St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. Snyder was one of the first United States store-keepers appointed in St. Louis after the completion of the "Whisky Ring" trial. In 1876 he was appointed deputy collector of Internal Revenue in the same city, and served in this capacity until 1878, when he came to Arizona, arriving at Tucson, August 8th of the same year, and remaining in Arizona since that time. He was connected with the Arivaca Milling and Mining Co. for about one year, and was afterwards in the Recorder's Office for a short time. Later he became managing agent for the Arivaca Mail and Stage Co., which position he retained for one year. He was a member of the 11th Legislature of Arizona. For two years he was Deputy Sheriff and Assessor, of Pima County, under R. H. Paul, after which time he engaged in and mining. In 1886 he was elected County Clerk of Pima County, and when that office was about March, 1887, he was appointed Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, which position he retained until 1,1889. In the election of 1888, he was Republican candidate for Assessor and Tax Collector, elected to the place. This position he at present occupies, and he does it well.

Selim M Franklin
Was born in San Bernardino, California, October 19, 1859. After having gone through the public schools of that city, he engaged in the business of newspaper publisher and short-hand reporter, and continued in this business for two years, when he left it in order to attend college. In 1878 he entered the University of California, where he was noted for his close application and studious habits, and in 1882 he was graduated with honors from that institution as a Bachelor of Arts. He at once devoted himself to the study of the law, and in the same year was admitted to the bar by the Supreme Court of the State of California. He practiced law in San Bernardino for a short time, and May, 1883, left for Tucson, Arizona, where he has since resided and practiced his profession. In 1884 he was elected a member of the 13th Legislative Assembly of Arizona on the regular Democratic ticket, and it is a notorious fact, that in the midst of all the abuses and accusations of corruption that have been heaped on that body, the actions of the Hon. S. M. Franklin stand without reproach from anybody. He afterwards became attorney for the city of Tucson, and in 1885 formed a law partnership with the Hon. Harry R. Jeffords, under the firm name of Jeffords & Franklin, and has ever since been a member of that firm. He was Deputy District Attorney of Pima County in 1887-8, and is at present a member of the Board of Regents of the University of Arizona, and also a member of the Territorial Capital Commission. The straightforward and incorruptible course which he has ever followed in his public actions, and his undoubted ability, have gained for him well merited prominence, both as a lawyer and as a worthy citizen
George J. Roskruge
Was born near the town of Helston, County of Cornwall, England, on the 10th day of April, 1845. In October, 1870, he emigrated to the United States, going to Denver, Colorado, and on the 26th of May 1872, he came to Arizona, was engaged on the surveying of public lands until July, 1874, when he accepted the position of chief draughtsman in the United States Surveyor General's office in Tucson; resigning in 1880, he entered into business as a surveyor, was appointed United States land and mineral surveyor for the district of Arizona, and city surveyor of Tucson. In July, 1881, was appointed superintendent of irrigation ditches for the Papago Indian Reservation. In September, 1881, was appointed a member of the Board of Trustees School District No. 1. In November, 1882, was elected on the Democratic ticket County Surveyor of Pima County, and has been re-elected at each election since. On the 11th of June, 1887, was appointed a member of the Board of Regents of the University of Arizona, resigning when the administration went out. In March, 1888, was elected Vice-President and in January, 1889, President of the Tucson Building and Loan Association. Mr. Roskruge is a prominent member of the Masonic Fraternity. He was made a Master Mason in June, 1870, in True and Faithful Lodge No. 318, Helston, Cornwall, England, demitted in 1881, and became a charter member of Tucson Lodge No. 4. jurisdiction of Arizona; served three.terms as Master; is a Past High Priest of Tucson Chapter No. 3, R. A. M., and Past Eminent Commander of Arizona Commandery No. 1. Knights Templar. At the formation of the Grand Lodge of Arizona in 1882, was elected Grand Secretary serving as such until 1888, when he was elected Deputy Grand Master, and in 1889, was elected Grand Master; he is also a Deputy Inspector-General of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, and is an Honorary member of the Masonic Veteran Association of the Pacific Coast.
Dr. Geo. Martin
Druggist Where it necessary to single out a man, distinguished, at home and abroad, wherever the city of is known, for the possession of all the eminent qualifications to secure success and prominence particular business, the selection would fall on George Martin as entitled to front rank in his profession in the Southwest. The establishment of this most popular gentleman is located on the south side of Congress street, at No. 314, between Church street and Stone avenue.

Hon. Harry R. Jeffords
Was born in Dayton, Ohio, January 25, 1855, but at an early age removed to Natchez, Miss., and for many years made this his home. He received his law education in the Law School of Columbia College in the City of New York. In 1873 he became Cotton Register of Issequena County, Miss., and he had before that time been Cotton Tax Collector of the same county. He was admitted to the bar at Mayersville, Miss., in December of 1874, and at once became the law partner of his father, Judge E. Jeffords. In 1881, when only 26 years old he was elected State Senator from Washington, Issequena and Sharkey counties, Miss., being the youngest man that has been elected to that honorable body since the war of the Rebellion. The senatorial district which he represented was one of the most popular and wealthy in the State, and the great popularity which his talents and genial manners had gained for him, is attested by the fact, that although being an outspoken Republican, Mr. Jeffords polled every vote cast in Issequena county, where he lived. He was a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, selected on account of his well-known ability, for two terms. He continued to practice law in partnership with his father until 1884, when he came to Tucson, Ariz. The following year he formed a partnership with Hon. S. M. Franklin in this city, and since that time has practiced law in connection with him. In 1886 he was elected District Attorney of Pima County, and in May, 1889, was appointed U. S. Attorney for Arizona, which position he holds at present. Mr. Jeffords has met with great success in the practice of his profession, and ranks with the foremost as a lawyer and an eloquent orator. Mr. Martin keeps a full line of pure drugs and chemicals and also deals in all the finest perfumes and toilet articles. A full line of the various patent medicines he has always on hand. One great advantage he has over other houses is in the fact that prescriptions are compounded in his store both night and day. Therefore the public can be always accommodated. Mr. Martin has a very large acquaintance all over the Territory and is a gentleman always obliging and courteous and ever ready to administer to the wants of those who are in need. He is also considered one of the " slandbys " of the city and is always one of the first to aid in promoting all public enterprises.

Source: Arizona A Review of its Resources A Comprehensive Review Of Its History, Counties, Principal Cities, Resources And Prospects, 1891

Mr. Shibell, who came to Arizona in 1862, and is now recorder of Pima county, was born in St. Louis, Mo., August 14, 1841, a son of George and .Mary Agnes (Byrne) Shibell, natives respectively of Pennsylvania and Boston, Mass., tile former of German extraction, the latter of Irish descent. During the '30s the father settled in St. Louis, where he had various interests. During the Mexican war he served as lieutenant in a Missouri regiment. In 1861 he crossed the plains to California, where he died at seventy seven years of age. His wife died in St. Louis. Of their five children all but one attained maturity, Charles A. being next to the oldest, and the only one in Arizona. In 1854 he accompanied his father to Davenport, Iowa, where he attended the high school and Iowa College. In 1861 he left St. Louis with his father, traveling with horse-teams via St. Joe, the North Platte, and the Sweetwater, Humboldt and Carson route through South Pass, to California, the trip from St. Joe consuming sixty days.

After a short period as a clerk in Sacramento, in the fall of 1861 Mr. Shibell entered the government employ as teamster. February 15, 1862, he arrived at Fort Yuma, and from there started toward the Rio Grande with the First and Fifth California Infantry and the First California Cavalry Regiments. During this expedition he visited Tucson. On the 1st of January, 1863, he was transferred to Arizona, and returned to Tucson, then a small town. After a few months more of government service, he turned his attention to mining, later engaged in ranching and in transportation between Tucson and Yuma. he acted as treasurer of the Tucson Building & Loan Association and also of the Citizens Building & Loan Association. From 1865 to 1868 he engaged in farming sixty-five miles south of Tucson. In 1876 he was elected sheriff of Pima county, and was re-elected in 1878, serving four years. Next he became interested in the hotel business, operating what is now the Occidental. In 1888 he was nominated county recorder on the Democratic ticket and was duly re-elected. So satisfactory was his service that he was re-elected successively in 1890, 1892, 1894, 1896, 1898 and 1900, the last time without opposition, and with the endorsement of the Republicans.

By his first marriage Mr. Shibell had four children: Mamie A. and Lillie M., of Tucson; Charles B., of Los Angeles, Cal.; and Mercedes A., Mrs. Green, of Los Angeles. The second marriage of Mr. Shibell took place in San Francisco and united him with Miss Nellie Norton, a native of Alabama. To this union were born two children; Lionel J., who is in the employ of the Southern Pacific Railroad; and Orpha. Fraternally Mr. Shibell is connected with the National Union and the Ancient Order of United Workmen. In the .Arizona Society of Pioneers he has held the offices of secretary and president. During three years in which he was a member of the board of school trustees he was for one year president, and for two years clerk of the board.
Source: Portrait and Biographical Record of Arizona Chapman Publishing 1904

Called to the exalted and highly responsible office of associate justice of the supreme court of Arizona, Judge William H. Barnes acquitted himself with distinction during his term, which covered four years from 1885 to 1889. He also enjoys the honor of having been the second president of the Arizona Territorial Bar Associations. in which organization his counsels have borne great weight during the more than a decade and a half of his identification with the same. High as he undoubtedly stands in his profession, he is equally important as a factor in the councils of the Democratic party, and four times, in 1876, 1880, 1884 and 1892, he was chosen to represent his locality in the national conventions of his party in the capacity of a delegate.

The general public of Tucson and Arizona maintain such a degree of interest in Judge W. H. Barnes that the following facts in regard to his family and early history have been compiled. His paternal grandfather removed from Maryland, his birthplace, to Portsmouth, Ohio, in the early part of the just-completed century, and in that town occurred the birth of Rev. William Barnes, the judge's father, in 181 2. He received a liberal education, completing his studies at Yale, and was a minister of the Congregational Church for many years. In 1853 he removed to Alton, Ill., and later, retiring from active labors, spent his declining days in Jacksonville, Ill. For a wife he had chosen Eunice, daughter of Nathaniel Hubbard, and a native of Manchester, Conn. Her father, who was a farmer, lived and died in Connecticut, and her mother—a Miss Talcott in her girlhood—was a niece of the celebrated hero, Capt. Nathan Hale, who so tragically lost his life in the war of the Revolution.

Judge W. H. Barnes was born in Hampton, Conn., in 1843—one of the four children of Rev. William and Eunice Barnes. His brother, Capt. N. H. Barnes, who died at Hartford, Conn., in 1899, was an officer in the United States navy. When ten years of age, the judge became a resident of Illinois, and, after leaving the public schools of .Alton entered the Illinois College at Jacksonville, and subsequently was graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Arts, in 1865, from the University of Michigan. Then, taking up the study of law, he was admitted to the bar of Jacksonville, Ill., in 1866, and at once embarked in the practice of his chosen profession. Continuing to rise among the lawyers of that city, he enjoyed the confidence and genuine regard of all with whom he was associated, and when he determined to cast in his lot with the great southwest, it was a matter of sincere regret to his fellow-citizens of so long standing. Since 1885 he has been identified with Tucson, and, as previously stated, was an associate justice of the supreme court of Arizona during the first four years of his residence here, representing the first judicial district. In the fraternities, he is connected with the Odd Fellows and Order of Elks and was initiated into Masonry in Tucson Lodge No. 4, F. & A. M. In his early manhood, Judge Barnes was united in marriage with Miss Belle J. Daily, the ceremony being performed in Carthage, Ill. The only child born to them is Josephine, now the wife of Col. John H. Martin, who has been in command of the First Arizona National Guard for the past nine years, and who is the junior member of the well-known law firm of Barnes & Martin, of Tucson.
Source: Portrait and Biographical Record of Arizona Chapman Publishing 1904


This prominent citizen of Tucson, who is now serving as United States Marshal of Arizona, has been actively identified with the business interests and political affairs of this territory since 1870, and is a recognized leader in the Republican party. He claims Pennsylvania as the state of his birth, being born near Westchester, Chester county, April 14, 1839, and is the oldest in a family of four children, only two of whom are now living. His brother, E. E. Griffith, now a manufacturer of New York City, belonged to a Pennsylvania regiment in the Civil war and was one of General Rosecrans' body guard. Our subject's paternal grandfather, Abel Griffith, was a native of Wales, a farmer by occupation, and a member of the Society of Friends. On coming to this country he settled in Chester county Pa., where our subject's father, Thomas S. Griffith, was born. The latter was graduated from a college in Philadelphia, and as a minister of the Baptist Church he afterward preached in Westchester and Hepzabaugh, Pa. He died at an early age. His wife, who bore the maiden name of Jane Hare, was born in Philadelphia of English ancestry, and died in Westchester.

Our subject was reared in that city and acquired a good practical education in its public and private schools. In 1856 he took Greeley's advice to "go West" and went to St. Louis, and later to Pilot Knob, Mo. During the Civil war he entered the quartermaster's department of the Army of the Southwest under command of General Steele. He was present at the battles of Haines Bluff, Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain, the siege of Vicksburg and the Atlanta campaign, and was with General Thomas' command when in pursuit of Hood, which resulted in the battles of Franklin and Nashville, Tenn. In the fall of 1864 he became ill at Huntsville, Ala., and on his recovery entered the quartermaster's department at Nashville, under Captain Irvin, remaining there until the close of the war. During most of his service be was master of transportation.

On the return of peace Mr. Griffith became a mail contractor, starting at Fort Smith, Ark. In 1874 he assisted in establishing the stage and mail route between San Diego, Cal., and Fort Worth, Tex., becoming manager and later president of what was known as the Texas & California Stage Company. Their main line was one thousand seven hundred miles and required twelve hundred horses to operate it. Mr. Griffith was connected with that enterprise for eight years with headquarters first at San Diego, and later at Yuma and Tucson, Ariz., locating at the last-named place in 1878. In 1881 he sold his interest in that company and embarked in the cattle business, starting a ranch at Dripping Spring, Gila county, one hundred miles from Tucson as president and manager of the Dripping Spring Cattle Company, whose specialty was Shorthorn and Hereford cattle. Mr. Griffith disposed of his interest in that business in 1896. During his residence here he has operated local stage lines and engaged in mining.

In 1870 Mr. Griffith married Miss Dora Fleming of Macon, Ga. The only son born of that union, E. E. Griffith, was educated at the Christian Brothers College, St. Louis. Mo., and the State Agricultural College in Ft. Collins, Colo., and is now engaged in mining at Morenci, Ariz. In 1874 Mrs. Griffith died at their residence at Fort Smith, Ark.

The Republican party has always found in Mr. Griffith a stanch supporter of its principles. In July, 1897, he was appointed by President McKinley as United States marshal of .Arizona, with headquarters at Tucson. He has since discharged the duties of that office in a most commendable and satisfactory manner. Since the convention at Minneapolis in 1892 to which he was elected a delegate, he has served as a member of the national Republican committee. He was also a delegate to St. Louis in 1896, and again to Philadelphia in 1900. He is a thirty second degree Mason, a member of the blue lodge chapter and commandery of Tucson, and El Zaribah Temple, N. M. S., at Phoenix. He is also a member of the Elks Club, and one of the leading and influential citizens of Tucson.
Source: Portrait and Biographical Record of Arizona

Wakeman Sutton

Starting life for himself as a poor young man, with no capital except his strong arm, his clear and well trained brain, his strong desire for success and his unwavering determination to win it. Wakeman Sutton, one of the promising mining men of Butte, has reached a position in his industry that is highly creditable to him, and is all the more commendable because it has been won over difficulties and in spite of disasters. Adversity has attended him at times, but has not been able to quell his spirit. Neither has success unduly elated him or made him careless of details in his business. He has literally been tried by both extremes of fortune and has never been seriously disturbed by either.
Mr. Sutton was born in the city of Bloomington, McLean county, Illinois, on August 30, 1857, and is a son of Benjamin and Mary (Barnard) Sutton, the former born in the state of New York in 1824, and the latter in North Carolina in 1827. The mother died in June, 1899, and the father in August , 1900. Both passed away at Santa Barbara, California, where they located in the year 1872. The father was a physician, and was seventy-six years of age when he died. He and his wife were the parents of five children, of whom their son Wakeman was the second in numerical order.
He began his education in the public schools of Bloomington, Illinois, and completed it at a high school and college in Santa Barbara, California, leaving school at the age of eighteen. Becoming at once the master of his own movements and controller of his affairs, he entered the employ of Wells Fargo Express Company and remained in their employ until the fall of 1876, when he became bookkeeper for the wholesale commission house of Rouse & Laws, San Francisco. In 1879 he removed to Arizona, where he was engaged in mining and mercantile pursuits for about eight years, during a portion of the time being the manager of the large mercantile establishment of the Roger Brothers, their stores being situated in Benson, Fairbanks and Bisbee. He came to Montana in 1887, first as a traveling salesman for the firm of Castle Brothers of San Francisco, extensive importers of teas, coffees and spices, and dealers in high class groceries of every kind. He traveled through all parts of Montana for this firm until 1894, then decided to take up his residence permanently in Butte and devote himself wholly to mining operations.
He began mining in 1895 and has been continuously engaged in it ever since, being connected, in the course of his activity in the industry in this part of the country, with the Nora mine, now an Amalgamated Copper Company property, the Silver King mine and the Modoc mine, as well as with other properties.
He is now president of the Silver King Leasing Company, which is working the Silver King mine, the shaft of which is located at 212 West Quartz street, right in the heart of the city, and in the rear of Senator Clark's residence and the new county courthouse. At present, with a depth of only three hundred feet, it yields about fifty tons of ore per day.
On September 6, 1881, Mr. Sutton was married in Tucson, Arizona, to Miss Lillie Sargent, a native of New York state and the daughter of Charles and Jane Sargent. Three children have been born into the Sutton household, and two of them are living. These are : Addie, now the wife of Dr. J. S. McKinley, of Butte; and Dorothy, who is still living with her parents. The one son born in the family, William, died in Butte, in December, 1901. The family residence is at No. 205 West Quartz street, near the Silver King mine.
[Source: the History of Montana by Helen Fitzgerald Sanders, Volume 3, 1913 - Submitted by Friends for Free Genealogy]


GEORGE O. HILZINGER, Attorney of Pima County, was born January 4, '79, in San Francisco, and was educated in the public schools. He attended the University of Arizona, and completed the course in Mineralogy and Metallurgy, and was graduated in '97. Later he entered the Law School of the University of Michigan, from which he was graduated in 1901. Mr. Hilzinger is a thorough Spanish scholar, and in 1898 was appointed Spanish interpreter in Pima County. In 1911 he was United States Commissioner, and at the first State election was chosen Attorney of Pima County. During the years he practiced his profession in Pima County, before election to his present position, Mr. Hilzinger had achieved success and earned a reputation for ability, unquestionable moral courage and the strictest integrity.
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KIRK T. MOORE, Representative from Pima, and member of the law firm of Moore & Bernard, was elected in 1908 to represent his County in the House of the Twenty-fifth Territorial Assembly. His father, A Til ton R. Moore, was a member of the Eighteenth Assembly, and from 1898 to 1907 served as Registrar of the United States Land Office. Kirk T. Moore was born in Topeka, Kansas, October 4, 1882, but has lived also in Colorado, California and Arizona, in each of which States he received a portion of his education. The family removed to this State in 1893. He was a student at the University of Arizona from 1899 to 1904, and then attended Leland Stanford Junior University during the next three years, and was there graduated with the degree LL. B. in 1908. He was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court in November of the same year, and immediately engaged in partnership with F. H. Bernard. In March, 1909, at the close of the Territorial Legislature, he was appointed Territorial Superintendent of Public Instruction, by Governor Joseph H. Kibbey, and served in this capacity until Arizona was admitted to the Union. During his term in the First State Legislature he was one of the most active members in behalf of educational matters. He is now a member of the Committees on Education, Code Revision, Judiciary, and Enrolling and Engrossing.
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TOM K. RICHEY, Attorney-at-Law and former City Attorney of Tucson, was born in Girard, Kansas, June 27, 1874. His parents, George H. and Fannie Gossin Richey, were natives of Ohio, whose ancestors were early settlers in that State and Pennsylvania. Mr. Richey was educated in the public schools of Kansas, and later attended St. John's Military Academy, Salina, Kansas. His first regular occupation was selling newspapers in Leadville, Colorado, and he has since been employed in various capacities in different States, having worked with city engineering force, in a coal mine, in a printing office, railway office in Pittsburg, Kansas, C. B. & Q. office, Chicago, and in a grocery store. Weir City, Kansas. From 1896 to 1898 he taught in the public schools of Arcadia, Kansas, and the following year was elected Superintendent of the Schools of Crawford County for a two years' term, his leisure time during all of his educational work being devoted to the study of law. In 1901 he served as Reading Clerk in the Kansas Legislature, and the same year was admitted to the practice of law in that State. He went to Law ton, Oklahoma, in the fall of 1001, at the opening of the Kiowa, Comanche and Apache country, and was admitted to the bar of Oklahoma, and established a nice practice there, remaining : in 1904, and came to Arizona in 1905, located in Tucson, where he immediately engaged in the practice of law, and has since been a resident of that city. In the new field Mr. Richer soon acquired a prominence in his profession and found his experiences in various phases of life a valuable aid in his work. In 1907 he was appointed City Attorney, and held the office until 1911. His thorough knowledge of the law and of existing conditions, and his genuine integrity, have caused him to be recognized as not only one of the leading, but one of the most reliable attorneys in Southern Arizona. Mr. Richey is a member of the Masons, Elks and Knights of Pythias. He was married July 19, 1911, to Miss Marie Grandpre. They have one son, Thomas Victor Richey.
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FRANK L. CROFOOT. Representative from Pima County, was born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, May 3, 1882. He came to Arizona in 1906, and located in Tucson, his present home. Mr. Crofoot is a Republican, and almost at once began to take an active interest in the workings of his party in the State, and especially in Pima County. He was one of two Republicans elected to the First State Legislature out of Pima County's delegation of five, and, although one of the minority, he has taken a prominent part in the deliberations of the House, his work in the committee room having been especially commended by his colleagues. Mr. Crofoot is Chairman of the Style, Revision and Compilation Committee, and member of the.Appropriations, Enrolling and Engrossing and Judiciary Committees. Mr. Crofoot had the distinction of being the only member of the minority in either house to have a chairmanship during the regular session, and the first special session. He was chairman of the Committee on Militia and Public Defense, and this committee had charge of the militia code in the lower house. Of this measure, passed during the regular session, General Evans, Chief of the Bureau of Militia of the United States Army, said: "This bill, if passed without amendment, will give Arizona the best militia code of any State in the Union." It was passed without amendment largely through the efforts of the Chairman of the House Committee. Mr. Crofoot has held important accounting positions since he came to Arizona in 1906. He has been a member of the Republican County Central Committee for five years and has served as Secretary of the City Central Committee. Mr. Crofoot has always been a hard worker in the interests of his party, has a wide acquaintance not only in Pima County, but over the entire State, and his record in the Legislature is one of which he is justly proud.
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FRANK H. HEREFORD was born at Sacramento, California, on November 21, 1861. His parents a few years later, moved to Virginia City, Nevada, and his home during the earlier period of his life was in Nevada. His mother, Mary Jewel Hereford, dying when he was six years old, most of his time was thereafter spent in California with relatives and at school, until his 16th year, when his father moved to Tucson, Arizona. Mr. Hereford's home has ever since that time been in Arizona. He attended McClure's Academy at Oakland, Santa Clara College at Santa Clara and the University of the Pacific at San Jose, all of the State of California. He studied law in his father's office at Tucson, Arizona, and was admitted to practice in the year 1885, and ever since that date has been practicing, maintaining an office in the city of Tucson. He has made a specialty of mining and corporation law, and is the regular attorney and chief counsel for a number of the larger mining companies of Southern Arizona. He is interested in a large number of business enterprises in the State, principal amongst which are the Consolidated National Bank of Tucson, of which he is a director, and the La Osa Cattle Company, of which he is a director and secretary. He was private secretary for two years to F. A. Trifle, Governor of Arizona; a member of the Constitutional Convention of Arizona, which convened in the year 1891, and was District Attorney of Pima County for two successive terms. His father, Benjamin H. Hereford, was a lawyer of prominence in Arizona; was a member of the Territorial Legislature in the year 1879, and for several terms served as District Attorney of Pima County. Mr. Hereford was united in marriage to Miss Adeline Rockwell, of Milwaukee, Wis., July 30, 1901. They have three sons, Francis Rockwell, aged 11 ; Jack, aged 6, and Edgar Tenney, aged 3.
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SAMUEL L. KINGAN, attorney-at-law, Tucson, was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1867. He passed his early life in that city and was educated in its public schools. Mr. Kingan took his law course in the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, from which he was graduated, and he was admitted to practice in 1889. Two years later he came to Arizona, and he has since been the senior member of the firms of Kingan & Dick and Kingan & Wright. During the years of his residence here Mr. Kingan has built up an excellent practice and has become prominent in legal circles, having been successful in the conduct of some highly important cases, in both the local and United States Court. Mr. Kingan is a Republican, and while he has never held a political office, he has always taken an active interest in public affairs. He was one of the Pima County delegates to the Constitutional Convention, and served on the Judiciary, Schedule, Mode of Amending and Miscellaneous Committees. He is a member of the Masonic Order and belongs to the local lodge. He married Miss Mary Tucker, of Illinois,, in 1889, and to the union was born one daughter, Mary.
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N. E. PLUMER, president of the Southern Arizona Bank & Trust Company, is the son of Nathaniel B. and Martha Sanborn Plumer, and was born in Detroit. Mich., February 28, 1866. Mr. Plumer's parents were both natives of New England, and when he was a small child, they returned to their Boston home, and there he was reared and educated in the public schools, and there he made his home until he engaged in business for himself. Mr. Plumer's first employment was with the George H. Hammond Packing Co., whose representative he was for several years, when he engaged in the packing business on his own account. He was subsequently Eastern representative of the Cudahy Packing Company, and as such he practically built up their eastern business, established branch houses, and bought or built the company's real estate throughout the east. Coming to Arizona sixteen years ago, Mr. Plumer first engaged in real estate and insurance business for three years, as member of the firm of Plumer & Steward, of Tucson. He then organized The Southern Arizona Bank & Trust Company, was elected president of the corporation, and has since held this position. During the comparatively short time this bank has been in existence it has advanced from the smallest bank in the city to second place, and now ranks among the strongest in the state, which is to be attributed mainly to Mr. Plumer's guidance of its affairs. Mr. Plumer is a descendant of early time New England families, and a distant relative of Daniel Webster. Mrs. Plumer, also a native of New England, was formerly Miss Mabel Roberts. Though so prominently known in the business world, Mr. Plumer has never had any inclination for political or fraternal associations. He is a member of The Old Pueblo Club. Both Mrs. Plumer and he are members of the Corgregationalist Church. They have one daughter, five years old.
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JAMES J. GILLEN, of the Southern Arizona Bank & Trust Company, was born in St. Catherine's, Ontario, July 8, 1886, and is the son of Matthew and Margaret S.Delaney Gillen. He was educated in the public schools of Chicago and the University of Illinois. Mr. Gillen has had considerable experience in banking, having been employed for ten years with the Continental and Commercial National Bank, Chicago, in various capacities, and when he resigned from their employ was holding the position of credit man. He came to Arizona in 1912, located in Tucson and has since been employed by the Southern Arizona Bank & Trust Company. Mr. Gillen is a well known member of the Knights of Columbus, the Old Pueblo Club, Tucson, and the Mohawk Club, Chicago.
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GORDON HAYWARD SAWYER, secretary of the Southern Arizona Bank & Trust Company, has been permanently associated with this institution since September, 1910, when he became assistant secretary. Mr. Sawyer had previously spent seven months in Tucson, during part of which he was temporarily employed by the above bank. He was born in Chicago November 2, 1871, but was reared and educated in Joliet. Having graduated from the high school, he was employed as collector for the First National Bank of that city, remained with them six years, meantime advancing to the position of teller. He then accepted a position as assistant cashier of the Joliet National Bank, with which he remained until his removal to Tucson. Since Mr. Sawyer's connection with the Southern Arizona Bank & Trust Company, its resources have increased to more than $1,000,000, and its deposits have more than doubled, and the bank stands among the foremost of the state. Mr. Sawyer was made a Master Mason, March, 1901, a Royal Arch Mason, May, 1901, a Knight Templar and Knight of Malta, October, 1901, and a member of Medinah Temple, November of the same year. He was elected treasurer of Joliet Commandery
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HENRY C. WHITE, principal of the School for Deaf Mutes in connection with the State University, at Tucson, is a native of Boston, and lost his hearing as a result of typhus fever when four years of age. He was educated at the American School for the Deaf at Hartford, the Horace Mann School for the Deaf in Boston, and at Gallaudet College for the Deaf in Washington, D. C., having been graduated from the latter in 1880 with a B. A. degree, \vhich was awarded under the seal and authority of Congress by President Rutherford B. Hayes, ex-officio patron of the college. Mr. White early took to reading and covered a wr ide field of fiction, poetry and history, and though unable to sense the sound of rhyme, has a keen appreciation of the beauty of language and the sentiment of poetry. By means of his habit of reading only the best, Mr. White has acquired a thorough mastery of English, an unusual accomplishment for the deaf. After his graduation he taught in a school for the deaf at Beverly, Mass., where he remained until called upon to organize a similar school at Salt Lake City, which he built from the ground up, and which today ranks as one of the best in the west. After eight years he returned to Boston to settle his father's estate, and there engaged in various pursuits, among them that of editor. He was frequently consulted by the deaf of New England on matters of law, was induced to take up the study of law, and after three years work compiled and published "Law Points for Everybody," which had a phenomenal sale in New England and New York. He frequently acted as court interpreter for mutes and has assisted in this way some of the most noted attorneys of the country. He was also instrumental in establishing the New England Home for Deaf Mutes, Aged, Infirm or Blind, of which his wife was first matron. Mr. White has been twice elected secretary of the National Association of Deaf, consisting of eighty thousand throughout the United States, and declined a third term in this capacity. He has done newspaper work on papers devoted to the interests of the deaf, and written articles upon educational matters which have won for him a national reputation as one of the best teachers of English in the profession. Mr. White married Miss Mollie E. Mann, who was deaf, but not dumb, and they have three children, two girls and one boy, all normal in speech and hearing. One daughter is married to a young lawyer in New York, while the other one, Miss Harriet White, early engaged in the profession of teaching, and is at present employed with her father in the school at Tucson as matron and teacher of lip reading. This school is entirely the result of Mr. White's personal efforts extending over a period of two years. When he decided to come to the far west to establish another school for the deaf where it seemed most urgently needed, he chose Arizona as his field of endeavor, and brought with him a letter from Mayor Fitzgerald of Boston to Mayor Christy of Phoenix, and others from a member of the legislature, the Boston School Committee, and Secretary of the Y. M. C. A. After Governor Hunt was elected he received a personal letter from Governor Foss, of Massachusetts, commending Mr. White to his good offices. \Vhen his unremitting efforts in behalf of those afflicted like himself were crowned with success and a state school for the deaf in Arizona became a reality, Mr. White was chosen its principal. This school is situated just north of the University campus and has seventeen pupils ranging from 6 to 21 years of age, and applications for admission are being constantly received. The building, formerly a private residence, will soon be unable to accommodate the number of pupils and new quarters will, therefore, be required. Thus far, the work has been extremely successful, the pupils being ^deeply interested in the work, pleased with their home, and all like Tucson and its climate. In this latest act in a life devoted almost entirely to the uplifting of those of his own particular class, Mr. White has undoubtedly accomplished the organization of a school that will prove a boon to the many thus afflicted in Arizona, which as it increases in proportions and usefulness will surely stand a monument to his ability, persistence and great-heartedness.
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SELIM M. FRANKLIN was born in San Bernardino, California, October 19th, 1859. He is a son of Maurice A. Franklin, one of the pioneer merchants of California, who came there in 1849 from Liverpool, England. His mother was Miss Victoria Jacobs. Mr. Franklin was educated in California and was graduated from the State University in 1882, then entered the law department of the same institution, from which he was graduated in 1883 and was admitted to the Bar of California the same year. He then came to Tucson and commenced the practice of law. He was elected to the Thirteenth Territorial Legislature, and during the session he was active in behalf of the Bill creating the University of Arizona, was instrumental in having the same passed, and served as a member of the Board of Regents for a number of years. In 1886 Mr. Franklin was City Attorney of Tucson and was Assistant United States Attorney for a time. He was also a member of the Capitol Site Commission who selected the site for the present Capitol in Phoenix. Mr. Franklin is the only surviving member of the Pima County representation to the Territorial Convention which nominated Mark Smith for his first term in Congress. He is now practicing law and has been in Tucson since 1883. He is a member of the Masons and Elks, also of the Old Pueblo Club of Tucson. His wife was Miss Henrietta Herring, daughter of the late Colonel William Herring of Tucson, one of the ablest attorneys of Arizona. They have four children, Marjorie, Gladys, Mary Inslee and Selim Herring.
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JAMES R. DUNSEATH, attorney at law and U. S. Commissioner, was born in Belfast, Ireland, December 20, 1873, but at the age of fourteen removed to Toronto, Canada, with his parents. He wras educated in the Ontario Model School of Toronto, and the Collegiate Institute in connection with the University of Toronto. Mr. Dunseath then removed with his parents to Michigan, where he took up newspaper work and finished his trade as a practical printer. In 1898 he was graduated from the Detroit College of Law with the degree of LL. B. He was immediately admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Michigan, and entered upon the practice of his profession in Detroit. Later he took the examination and was admitted to practice in Ohio, and forming a partnership with another attorney, made Toledo his headquarters. Business in connection with some mining properties in which he was interested necessitated his making a trip to Morenci in 1902, and seeing the wonderful opportunities afforded in this state for a young man of energy and experience, he decided to make Arizona his future field of effort. He located in Morenci and was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Arizona. For about three years he was in charge of the Morenci Leader, which became a power in Graham County politics. After recovering from an attack of typhoid fever, his health requiring a lower altitude, he removed to Tucson, where he was appointed to fill a vacancy as Deputy Clerk of the District Court. This position he held for six months, and resigned to take up the practice of law in the office of Mr. Frank Hereford, with whom he was associated for several years. Mr. Dunseath makes a specialty of land and mining law, and in this, as in corporation and probate work, he is becoming recognized as one of the leading young lawyers of the Southwest. In 1910 he again became Deputy Clerk of the District Court, which office he resigned February 1, 1912. He was Supreme Court Reporter from 1908-1912, which position he also resigned upon the admission of Arizona to statehood, when he was appointed U. S. Commissioner at Tucson. Mr. Dunseath is a member of the K. of P. and Moose and an official in each, and a member of the local Masonic and Odd Fellows lodges. In politics he is a Republican, and has done excellent work for his party in both Graham and Pima Counties. He married Miss Irene P. Hanavan, and they have one son, James Elliott Dunseath.
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SYLVESTER W. PURCELL, one of the prominent attorneys of Tucson and Probate Court Judge of Pima County for two terms, was born at Baxter Springs, Kansas, May 3, 1870. The Purcells came to America in 1664, and located in Virginia. Their descendants are numerous in the Southern States, especially Virginia and Kentucky, of which last named state Judge Purcell's father and grandfather were natives. His brother, Dr. W. B. Purcell, practiced for many years in Tucson. His mother, Mary Walden Purcell, was a native of Virginia, and his grandmother, Eliza Clay Walden, was a first cousin of Henry Clay. In 1880 the family removed to Denver, Colo., where Judge Purcell attended the public schools, and also took up the study of law. With a few other law students he organized a class of which he was president, and the school was conducted in the Maish building of the University of Denver. In 1894 Dr." Purcell and family moved to Texas, where Judge Purcell continued his studies, and was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the state in 1895. The following year he came to Tucson, where he has since been engaged in practice. He was elected Probate Judge in the year 1897, assuming office January 1st, 1898. At the expiration of his first term he was nominated by acclamation and re-elected. Judge Purcell is attorney, counselor and financial agent for several large corporations doing business in Arizona and Western States, and is personally interested in important mining properties in the southern part of the state.
As an attorney he is considered among the foremost of Arizona. He is a good judge of law as well as of men, and conducts all business with a strict regard to a high standard of professional ethics. As a Democrat he takes a prominent and influential part in political affairs and is active in public life, and above all a booster for his home city, Tucson, and for Arizona.
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IRA ERVEN HUFFMAN, Mayor of Tucson, Member of the State Board of Medical Examiners, and one of the ablest physicians in Arizona, is the son of John W. Huffman, First Lieutenant of Indiana Volunteers during the Civil War. Dr. Huffman was born near Versailles, Indiana, on the 13th day of March, 1870. Later in the year the family moved to Iowa, where Dr. Huffman was educated in the public schools, afterward being graduated from Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. His first position was that of teacher in the schools of Iowa. Later he entered the Medical Department of Drake, from which he was graduated and then took up the practice of his profession in Utah. He came to Arizona several years ago and has been eminently successful in the new state. At the annual convention of the State Medical Association held at Globe, May 21, 1913, Dr. Huffman was elected president of the association for the ensuing year. He is also captain of the Medical Corps of the Arizona National Guards. In addition to these offices Dr. Huffman has been City Councilman, and is at present serving his second term as Mayor, having been re-nominated without opposition. He is a member of the Masons, Odd Fellows, Knight of Pythias and Fraternal Brotherhood; he is now Past Noble Grand of the Odd Fellows and Past Deputy Grand Master of the Beaver District of Utah. Mrs. Huffman, who was formerly Miss Edith Gillmore, is also a daughter of an officer in the U. S. Army during the Civil War, her father being Isaac Gillmore, First Lieutenant of the 2nd Iowa Cavalry.
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HIRAM W. FENNER, M. D., is a resident of Tucson, but widely known beyond the confines of his city and county.. Dr. Fenner is the son of Hiram and Elizabeth Myers Fenner, both natives of Pennsylvania, who later lived in Bucyrus, Ohio. In the latter town Dr. Fenner was born in 1859. His ancestry on both sides is German, but his father's family were early settlers of Pennsylvania. Dr. Fenner was educated in the public schools of Bucyrus and was graduated from the high school in 1876. The same year he began the study of medicine in Terra Haute, and subsequently entered the Medical College of Ohio now the University of Cincinnati from which he was graduated in 1881. He then came to Arizona and was appointed physician for the Copper Queen Mining Company at Bisbee, where he remained until 1883. In the latter year he located in Tucson, engaged in private practice, and during the years that have intervened, his skill, his strict adherence to professional ethics, and his genial, tactful manner have won for him a warm place in the hearts of the many who are known as his friends and patrons. Besides attending to his general practice Dr. Fenner has for many years been division surgeon for the Southern Pacific Railroad Company. He has also been regent of the University of Arizona and member of the Board of Library Commissioners which superintended the erection of the Carnegie Library. In politics he is a Republican. He has been associated for years with the Arizona Medical Society. Dr. Fenner was married near San Francisco to Miss Ida Hemme, a native of California.
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