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Biography of John Pattison

JOHN PATTISON. – The subject of this sketch was born in Albany, New York, in 1859, and is the son of John and Elizabeth Pattison. His father was a Union soldier during the war of the Rebellion. He lived at home until he was fourteen years old, being educated in the city public schools. In 1873 he went to Silverton, Colorado, and engaged in mining for six years with varying though reasonable success. he went from there through Arizona and New Mexico, looking for a better mining location, and spending about two years in that country, making money, but at heavy expense. He came from there to Colfax, Washington Territory, in April 1882. He worked for about two years with the construction party in building the Palouse branch of the Oregon Railway & Navigation Company from Palouse Junction, on the Northern Pacific Railroad, to Colfax, being employed in the position of commissary. He secured an interest in the Colfax Hotel, and was one of the proprietors of that house for two and a half years, jointly with Joseph Ryan. He was married on the 7th of June, 1885, to Miss Mary C. Cairns, daughter of Reverend James Cairns, present pastor of the Colfax Baptist church, and financial agent of Colfax College. He sold his interest in the hotel to Mr. Ryan in August, 1886, and engaged in the real-estate, loan and insurance business. Mr. Pattison was the regular Republican candidate for coroner of Whitman county in 1884, and was elected by a majority of eight hundred, the largest majority ever thrown to a candidate on a party ticket in...

Biographical Sketch of John Murton Gundry

Gundry, John Murton; banker; born, Mineral Point, Wis., Sept. 7, 1859; educated, public schools in Mineral Point and Northwestern University; left at close of junior year; three law course at Baldwin University, graduated, 1903, LL. B.; married, Sept. 5, 1894, Frances Ruth Gilchrist; issue, five children; spent one year in Chicago, then went to Silverton, Colo.; went into the San Juan County Bank; became partner and cashier of the bank in 1882; acting cashier for a time of the First National Bank of Lincoln, Neb.; same position in the Schuyler National Bank of Schuyler, Neb.; in 1888, engaged in coal operations in the Santana Mountains of Southern California; left in 1889, and spent the summer on Puget Sound; came to Cleveland in 1890; one of the organizers, sec’y and treas. of the Mechanics Savings Bank; elected pres. in 1892, continuing position when bank became Lake Shore Banking & Savings Co., and later Lake Shore Banking & Trust Co.; veteran member Troop A; Republican; member St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Phi Kappa Sigma and Delta Gamma Chi fraternities; Chamber of Commerce, and Union, University, Hermit and Euclid Clubs. Recreations: Golf and Music; summer home at East Orleans on Cape Cod,...

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