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Progressive Men of Western Colorado

This manuscript in it’s basic form is a volume of 948 biographies of prominent men and women, all leading citizens of Western Colorado. Western Colorado in this case covers the counties of: Archuleta, Chaffee, Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Lake, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, and San Miguel.

Biography of Alexander M. Irving

Alexander M. Irving was born in Chambersburg, Pike county, Illinois, January 16, 1842. He attended the common schools of his native place and thus acquired the foundation for his present educational advantages. When he had reached the age of sixteen, his father died and he was compelled to earn his own living and assist his mother, and was engaged in work upon the farm until the mutterings of coming war spread over the land in 1861, when he espoused the cause of the Union, and enlisted in Company H, Ninety-ninth Regiment of Illinois Volunteer Infantry, in August of the year last mentioned, and served three years. He went to Harrison county, Missouri, during the fall of 1864, taught school the following winter and came to Gallatin in April, 1865, and engaged in the business of manufactaring wagons in company with his brother, until the summer of 1866. Next he engaged in the insurance business, continuing in said business until the fall of 1869, then went to work in the hardware store of A. D. Brown, continuing in that until the fall of 1870, when he entered in the drug business with C. C. Gillilan and did a thriving business until the fall of 1872, under the name of Gillilan & Irving. Retiring from the firm he served as deputy sheriff under James T. Dunn during 1873 and 1874, and then as deputy circuit clerk until the spring of 1875, under A. F. McFarland, when he again engaged in the drug business at his old stand with D. F. Long under the firm name of Long & Irving. In the...

Chaffee County, Colorado Cemetery Records

Most of these cemetery listings are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. The following cemeteries have gravesite photographs hosted at the Colorado Tombstone Photo Project Cleora Cemetery Buena Vista Mount Olivet Cemetery Centerville Brown’s Canyon Cemetery Centerville Cemetery Granite Granite Cemetery Poncha Springs Poncha Springs Cemetery Salida Fairview Cemetery View Photographs The following cemeteries have transcriptions hosted at the Colorado USGW Archives Baumdicker-Langhoff Cemetery Giebfried Cemetery Riverside Cemetery Arbourville Arbourville Cemetery Buena Vista Mt. Olivet Cemetery Centerville Centerville Cemetery Granite Granite Cemetery Poncha Springs Poncha Springs Cemetery Prisoner Plot Salida Fairview Cemetery Index View the Transcriptions...

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