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Dr. Frank A. Mills
Doctor Frank Arthur Mills, son of James Madison Mills and Cora May Bradley, was born August 15, 1832 three miles southwest of Osborne, Osborne County, Kansas. He was married May 5, 1909 at two p.m. at Plainville, Rooks County,Kansas, by the Reverend Mr. Rarick, father of the bride, to Renshaw, and she was born June 15, 1881 at Glen Elder, Mitchell County, Kansas.
Children:
Margaret May Mills was born March 17, 1919 at Powell, Park County, Wyoming.
Kenneth James Mills was born April 23, 1922 at Powell, Wyoming.
Charles Keith Mills was born April 23, 1922 at Powell, Wyoming.
Doctor Frank Arthur Mills graduated from the state university medical course at Rose Dale, Kansas (Kansas City), after it had absorbed his school of doctors and surgeons at Kansas City, Kansas, where he took the first two or three years' work. He was graduated from the university in 1907 and passed the Kansas State Board soon afterward. He passed the Oklahoma State Board in 1909 and the one in Wyoming in 1916 or 1917.
He began practice at Powell, Wyoming in 1917 and has had a good business ever since. He has always been an officer in the Northwest Wyoming Medical Association and is on the state medical board. In the years 1928 and 1929 he served as state president of the medical board. He is now also county health officer. He is a partner in a large ranch in Wyoming, and is in all, a very busy and successful man

[Source: "Forney's five family records of genealogy of Benners, Clappers, Ettlemans, Forneys and Studys : with historical sketches" by Charles Willam Forney, Boone, Iowa: Printed for the author by the Standard Print. Co., 1931" - Sub. by K.T.]



George T. Beck, banker, ranchman and stockraiser; pres. Shoshoni Electric Light and Power Co.; (Dem.); b. June 28, 1856, Lexington, Ky.; s. of U. S. Senator James B. and Jane Agusta Washington (Thornton) Beck; educ. By private tutorage in Lexington and Washington, D. C., while father served in national congress; civil engineering course Rensselaer Polytechnic school, Troy, N. Y.; studied law two years Columbia Univ., Washington, D. C.; secy. To his father, 1876-7; prospector Leadville, Colo., 187: mem. Northern Pacific engineering corps, North Dakota, 1878; located on Big Goose creek, 10 miles west of Sheridan, Wyo,. Spring 1879; engaged there in sheep business until 1889; built the first flouring mill in Wyoming at Beckton, 1884; built electric light plant, water works and flouring mill at Buffalo, 1886; organizer and pres. The Sheridan Fuel Co., operators of coal mines, 1892-4; removed to Big Horn county and was secy. and manager The Shoshoni Irrigation Co., builders of the Cody canal, 1894-1904; organized and laid out the town site of Cody, Wyo., 1896; organizer and owner of The Shoshoni Electric Light & Power Co., since 1904; one of the organizers and vice-pres. The First National Bank of Cody; v-pres. The Park Loan & Trust Co.; mem. And Pres. The last territorial council of Wyoming 1889; Democratic candidate for congress, first state campaign, 1890; Democratic candidate for governor of Wyoming, 1902; mayor of Cody, 1903: mem. Wyoming state senate from Park county, 1913-17; delegate to Dem. Nat. conventions Chicago, 1881; St. Louis, 1904, Denver, 1908; mem. Elks; K. of P.; I. O. O. F.; Theta Xi fraternity; Sons of the American Revolution; Order of Cincinnati. Address: Cody, Wyoming.
[Source: Men of Wyoming, By C. S. Peterson, Publ 1915, Transcribed by Richard Ramos]


Elijah P. Bowman, banker and merchant; v-pres. The State Bank of Meeteetse; (Rep); b. Feb. 2, 1860, Roane county, East Tennessee; s. of William and Mary (Evans) Bowman; educ. pub. schls. Kansas; student literary department Univ. of Michigan, 1885-7; taught school, Kansas and South Dakota, 1888-9; entered employ Kilpatrick Bros. & Collins in railway construction work in Nebraska, Wyoming and Montana, 1890; located first in Wyoming, near Sundance, 1880-5 in livestock business; pres. and manager The McCrea-Bowman Merc. Co., Newcastle, Wyo.., 1894-6; asst. supt. Cambria mines; near Newcastle, 1896-8; asst. cashier Bank of Newcastle, 1898-1900; engaged in railway construction business with C. H. Sharpe (builders of 44 miles of the Burlington on Cody branch) 1900-1; established hardware firm of E. P. Bowman & Co., in Meeteetse, Jan. 1, 1902; pres. And manager since; one of the organizers and v-pres. The State Bank of Meeteetse since 1907; county clerk, Weston county, Wyoming, 1890-4; postmaster, Meeteetse, 1902-14; mem. 32 deg. Mason, Knight Templar, Shriner, Past Grand Master, Wyo. A. F. & A. M., 1899-1900. Address: Meeteetse, Wyoming.
[Source: Men of Wyoming, By C. S. Peterson, Publ 1915, Transcribed by Richard Ramos]


Walter F. Brown
Walter F. Brown, son of Foster D. Brown and Melissa Caroline Richmond, was born April 13, 1883 in Newton, Jasper County, Iowa. He was married September 12, 1917 at the M. E. parsonage in Garland, Parks County, Wyoming, by the Reverend Mr. Weary, to Blanch Etta Eastman, widow , daughter of James M. Mills and Cora M. Bradley, and she was born January 30, 1888 in Osborne, Kansas.
Children:
Bonnie Blanche Brown was born September 11, 1918 near Garland, Parks County, Wyoming.
Beth Brown was born May 5, 1920 near Garland, Wyoming.
[Source: "Forney's five family records of genealogy of Benners, Clappers, Ettlemans, Forneys and Studys : with historical sketches" by Charles Willam Forney, Boone, Iowa: Printed for the author by the Standard Print. Co., 1931" - Sub. by K.T.]

Joseph W. Cavender, attorney; county and prosecuting attorney Park county; (Rep.) b. Feb. 1, 1878, nr. Gaddistown, Georgia; s. of James A. and Martha A. (Davis) Cavender; educ. pub. schools. and H. S. Gaddistown, Ga.; student Univ of Georgia, 1895-7; engaged in mercantile business, Atlanta, Georgia, 1897-1903; studied law at same time; located in Wyoming first in April, 1903; engaged in sheep raises near Rawlins, Wyo., 1903-5; resided in Georgia, 1906; finished law course as student in office of Chambers & Smith, Atlanta, Ga., 1906 admitted to the bar, Atlanta, June, 1906; returned to Wyoming, August. 1906, and was admitted to practice law in Dec., 1906; located in Baggs, Wyo., in active practice, 1906-April, 1910; removed to Cody, Wyo., 1910, and has been in active practice there since; county and prosecuting attorney, Park county, Wyo., 1913-15; captain Wyo. National Guard, 1910-11; major 1st Bat. 3rd Regt. Wyo. National Guard, since May, 1911; mem. K. of P. Address: Cody, Wyoming. [Source: Men of Wyoming, By C. S. Peterson, Publ 1915. Transcribed by Anna Parks]


Harris E. Cheeseman, banker; stockergrower and ranchman; (Rep.); b. Dec. 25, 1857, nr. Binghamton, New York; s. of George and Harriet (Brewer) Cheeseman; educ. pub. schls. Gulf Summit, N.Y.; went to Leadville, Colorado, 1879, and prospected until 1881; removed to Wyoming, 1881; located on Wood River in Wyoming, 1882, 18 miles above Meeteetse; has resided continuously in same place since, having been a resident of four counties, Sweetwater, Fremont, Big Horn and Park, without changing residence; has been actively engaged in cattle and horse raising since organization; county commissioner, Freemont county, Wyo., 1892-3; census enumerator northern district Fremont county, U. S. census of 1890; mem. 32 deg. Mason, Wyo. Consistory No. 1; I. O. O. F.; Elks. Address: Meeteetse, (Sunshine, P. O. ) Wyoming. [Source: Men of Wyoming, By C. S. Peterson, Publ 1915. Transcribed by Anna Parks]


Edwin St. Clair
Edwin St. Clair, son of James A. St. Clair and Harriett O. Lawrence, was born May 11, 1890 on Lawrence Creek, west of Portis, Osborne County, Kansas. He was married Easter Sunday morning, April 7, 1912 at the M. E. parsonage, in Portis, Kansas, by the Reverend Mr. Henslee, to Jessye Gertrude Mills, daughter of James M. Mills and Cora
M. Bradley, and she was born February 8, 1891 in Edmonds, Snohomish County, Washington.
Children:
Lois St Clair was born January 19, 1913 at Portis, Osborne County, Kansas.
Elaine St Clair was born April 1, 1914 at Mound City, Linn County, Kansas.
Ganelle St Clair was born December 27, 1915 at Portis, Kansas.
Dean Edwin St Clair was born October 16, 1917 near Powell, Park
County, Wyoming.
Josephine Adele St Clair was born August 11, 1919 in Park County, Wyoming.
Ruth St Clair was born November 9, 1922 at Grass Creek, Hot Springs County, Wyoming.
Rodney Ross St Clair was born August 16, 1928 in a hospital in Wyoming.

[Source: "Forney's five family records of genealogy of Benners, Clappers, Ettlemans, Forneys and Studys : with historical sketches" by Charles Willam Forney, Boone, Iowa: Printed for the author by the Standard Print. Co., 1931" - Sub. by K.T.]

Cyrus Charles Clardy
Cyrus Charles Clardy, son of William Wesley Clardy and Drusilla Caroline Williams, was born January 8, 1885 near Wheatland, Hickory County, Missouri. He was married June 11, 1912 at the Mills home in Portis, Osborne County, Kansas, by the Reverend Isaac Lerew, to Adele May Mills, daughter of James M. Mills and Cora M. Bradley, and she was born August 12, 1884 three miles west of Osborne, Osborne County, Kansas.
Children:
William James Clardy was born June 26, 1920 near Garland, Park County, Wyoming.
Gene Arthur Clardy was bom September 15, 1924 in the home of Doctor Mills, at Powell, Park County, Wyoming.
[Source: "Forney's five family records of genealogy of Benners, Clappers, Ettlemans, Forneys and Studys : with historical sketches" by Charles Willam Forney, Boone, Iowa: Printed for the author by the Standard Print. Co., 1931" - Sub. by K.T.]

WILLIAM LEE SIMPSON, attorney; pres and general manager Enterprise Pub. Co. of Cody; (Dem.); b. Jan. 26, 1868, Fort Reynolds, Colorado; s. of John Porter and Maggie (Sullivan) Simpson; self-educated and by private instruction; studied law in Lander, Wyo., with D. A. Preston (now state attorney general), 1889-92; admitted to practice law in Wyoming, 1892; engaged in cattle ranching and mercantile business in Jackson Hole country, at Jackson, Wyo., 1895-1900; laid out townsite of Jackson, 1899; engaged in general practice of law in Lander, 1900-3; located in the Big Horn Basin in the general practice of law, 1903; has made his home at Cody since 1908; director Holm Transportation Co.; secy. Washakie Mining, Milling & Smelting Co.; county and prosecuting attorney, Fremont county, Wyo., 1893-5; mem. Democratic State Central Committee, 1909-14; has always taken an active part in Democratic politics; secy. and historian Big Horn Pioneer and Historical Society since 1908; mem. Amer. Bar Assn.; mem. Society Sons of Colorado; mem. 32 deg. Mason, Commandery and York Rite, Shriner; Elks; I. O. O. F.; W. W W.; O. E. S.; M. W. of A. Address: Cody, Wyoming. [Source: "Men of Wyoming...", By C. S. Peterson, Publ 1915;- Tr. By Sandra Stutzman]

W. J. DEEGAN, former cashier of The First National Bank of Cody, and manager of The Park Loan & Trust Co.; (Democrat); born April 29, 1874, in Darlington, Wisconsin; son of John and Rose (Duffy) Deegan. He was educated in the public and high schools of Columbus, Nebraska, and graduated with the degree of A. B., in the Fremont, Nebraska, Normal School in 1894. In 1895, he went to Red Lodge, Montana, and became the assistant cashier of the banking house of Meyer & Chapman. This position he retained until 1900, when he located in Meeteetse, Wyoming, and became cashier of The First National Bank there until 1901, at which time he resigned his position and became a copper mining prospector in the Wood River district until 1910. In 1910, he became cashier of The First National Bank of Cody, Wyoming, and manager of The Park Loan & Trust Co., at the same place. This position he resigned in 1914, and became an employe [sic] of the Midwest Oil Co. Mr. Deegan was also a director and treasurer in The Shoshone Oil Co., and a director and treasurer of The Holm Transportation Co., which last organization is one of the transportation companies operating in the Yellowstone National Park, with headquarters in Cody. He is also greatly interested in the Wyoming good roads movement and is secretary-treasurer of the Billings-Cody-Yellowstone Highway Association. Politically, Mr. Deegan is a Democrat, and was chairman of the Park County Democratic Central Committee from 1910 until 1913. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, a Knight Templar, and also a member of the Elks lodge. His home is Cody, Wyoming. [Source: "Men of Wyoming...", By C. S. Peterson, Publ 1915;- Tr. By Sandra Stutzman]


WILLIAM H. FOUSE, ranchman and stockraiser; (Republican); born Dec. 31, 1860, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; son of John E. and Isabelle (McMichael) Fouse. He was educated in the public schools of College Springs, Iowa. Mr. Fouse cam west with his parents in 1863, and resided in Nebraska until seven years of age and then lived in Iowa until 1871. Returning to Nebraska in that year, he ranched in Seward county until 1884. In 1884, he became inoculated with the gold fever and went to the Black Hills, South Dakota, where he prospected and ranched for the next ten years. He first located in Wyoming, on the Wyoming-Montana state line in 1894, and he has resided in Fremont, Big Horn and Park counties, in Wyoming, without changing his place of residence. He now resides on a ranch in Park county, and has been engaged in ranching and stockraising in that district since he first located there. He was married August 27, 1892, at Hill City, South Dakota, to Margaret J. Lockhart. Mr. Fouse takes an active interest in political affairs, and served as county assessor of Big Horn county from 1909 to 1911. In the election of 1910 he was elected as a member of the first board of county commissioners of Park county, and was chairman of the board from 1911 until 1913. His term expired in 1915 and he was re-elected. While his home is on a ranch in Park county, Wyoming, his postoffice address is Chance, Montana. [Source: "Men of Wyoming...", By C. S. Peterson, Publ 1915;- Tr. By Sandra Stutzman]

ADAM HOGG, stockraiser and banker; (Republican); born July 22, 1868, Appleby, Westmoreland, England; son of William and Margaret Hogg. Mr. Hogg received a public school education in England. He came to the United States and located in Rawlins, Wyoming, May 5, 1893, and engaged in the sheep business. In 1897 he removed to the Big Horn Basin country and continued in the sheep business, in which business he is engaged at the present time. Mr. Hogg assisted in organizing the First National Bank of Meeteetse, and for some time served as its cashier. He removed to Cody, Wyo., in 1908, in which place he continued his activities in the banking business as a director in the First National Bank of Cody. He was chairman of the organizing board of Park county, Wyoming, from 1909 until 1911. He is a member of the Masons, the Elks and the I. O. O. F. His address is Cody, Wyoming. [Source: "Men of Wyoming...", By C. S. Peterson, Publ 1915;- Tr. By Sandra Stutzman]


H. W. THURSTON, United States land commissioner; (Republican); born December 27, 1874, Newport, Rhode Island; son of George and Ruth Esther (Potter) Thurston. Educated in the public schools and the high school of Newport. Mr. Thurston engaged in the banking business as a clerk in J. B. Moors & Co.'s mercantile bank in Boston, from 1892 to 1894, and then for the next five years engaged in the real estate business in Boston. He came to Wyoming in June, 1901. From 1903 to 1910 he was forest supervisor of the Shoshone National forest, with headquarters in Cody, Wyo. He then engaged in general business as agent for the receiver of the Big Horn Basin & Development Co. Mr. Thurston has been U. S. Land Commissioner since 1912. Address: Cody, Wyoming. [Source: "Men of Wyoming...", By C. S. Peterson, Publ 1915;- Tr. By Sandra Stutzman]



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