Hamilton County Ohio
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Samuel W. Watson
During almost a quarter of a century the interesting subject of this review has been a resident of Colorado, and in that time has won from her soil a good estate in worldly possessions, and by his public spirit and enterprise in behalf of the affairs of the town and county in which he lives has attained to a high place in the respect and confidence of the people, being now considered one of the best and most representative men in his section of the state. He was born at Cincinnati, Ohio, on March 12, 1861, the son of James and Carrie (Whitcomb) Watson, the father a native of West Virginia and the mother of Terre Haute, Indiana. The father moved to Ohio when he was a young man, and for a time was engaged in keeping a hotel. Later he practiced law and rose to prominence in his profession and in public life. He belonged to the Odd Fellows and the United Workmen. He died in December, 1891, and his wife in January, 1892. Both were members of the Methodist church. Their offspring numbered four, three of whom are deceased. A daughter named Ella died in infancy; Benjamin passed away later in life, and James went to Alaska and ended his days at Cape Nome, in 1900. Samuel attended the public schools at Clearmont Academy, in his native state. He helped his parents as clerk in the hotel until 1880, when he came to Colorado and located at Aspen. Here he engaged in freighting between that town and Granite and Leadville for three years. In 1883 he located his present ranch, or a portion of it a pre-emption claim of one hundred and sixty acres, and afterward took up a desert claim of one hundred acres and purchased an additional one hundred and sixty acres, making a total of four hundred and twenty acres which he now owns. Of this land three hundred acres are under cultivation in alfalfa and timothy, and an extensive cattle business is carried on, with enough horses included in the products to supply the needs of the ranch. The ranch is located sixteen miles west of Aspen, and is well adapted to the purposes to which it is devoted, and here Mr. Watson has prospered abundantly. He is an ardent Democrat in politics and belongs to the Woodmen of the World. During the five years of his residence in this section there was an occasional scare on account of the Indians. They never attacked the settlement, but threatened to do so from time to time with such persistency and determination as to keep up a continual state of alarm. In his business and as a leader of thought and action in behalf of the promotion of the best interests of the community he has been very successful, and the elevated position he holds in the public regard he has fully earned by his merit and his valuable and appreciated services.
(Source: Progressive Men of Western Colorado, Publ 1905. Transcribed by Kim Mohler)

Helen Bradford Woolley
Woolley, Mrs. Helen Bradford, educator and author of Cincinnati, Ohio, was born Nov. 6, 1874, in Chicago, 11l. In 1902-05 she was professor of psychological laboratory of Mount Holyoke college. She is the author of The Mental Traits of Sex and other works.
[Source: "Herringshaw's American Blue-Book of Biography" by Thomas William Herringshaw and American Publishers' Association, 1914 - TK - Sub by FoFG]

William Burnet Wright
Wright, William Burnet, clergyman and author of 244 Richmond ave., Buffalo, N.Y., was born on April 15, 1838, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the author of The World to Come and other works.
[Source: "Herringshaw's American Blue-Book of Biography" by Thomas William Herringshaw and American Publishers' Association, 1914 - TK - Sub by FoFG]


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