Biographical Sketch of Ebenezer A. Twycross

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This worthy pioneer has always manifested the de of the typical frontiersman and he is deserving of much credit for the arduous labors performed and the dangers encountered and the hardships and deprivations endured in the many years wherein he has devoted himself and his energies to the development of the country and making it fit for the abode of mankind, and therefore it is with pleasure that we accord to him consideration in this volume of his County’s history.

Mr. Twycross was born in Massachusetts in 1836, being the son of Ebenezer and Mary Twycross natives also of the same state. He was educated in his native place and there remained until he had grown to manhood, when he took up the responsibilities of life for himself and at once engaged in farming, which occupation engrossed his attention until 1870 they year in which he came to the west. He settled first in Silver City, then took a homestead in Pleasant valley which he sold and came to his present location five miles west from, Jordan Valley. The has a fine estate of four hundred and eighty acres of land well improved and fertile. Mr. Twycross gives his energies to farming and stock raising and is one of the leading men of his section, being progressive and enterprising. During the trying times of 1878, when the savages endeavored to murder the toiling settlers of this vicinity, Mr. Twycross was one who fought bravely to defend the whites and has passed through much trial and hardship. He is of good standing among his fellows and is worthy of the confidence re-posed in him.

MLA Source Citation:

Whitman, Marcus. An Illustrated history of Baker, Grant, Malheur and Harney Counties: with a brief outline of the early history of the state of Oregon. Chicago: Western Historical Publishing Co., 1902, 871 pgs. Web. 16 January 2015. - Last updated on Jan 18th, 2013

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