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Biography of William La Fayette McCubbin

William La Fayette McCubbin, a well known ranchman of Wallowa county, where he has resided for more than twenty years, was born in Washington county, Oregon, on the 11th of January, 1869, and is a son of John B. and Martha J. (Yarber) McCubbin. The father passed away in 1880, but the mother is still living.

William LaFayette McCubbin was only a lad of eleven years at the time of the death of his father. He was reared at Wapinitia, this state, where he attended the public schools in the acquirement of an education until he was sixteen. Feeling that he had a sufficient knowledge to enable him to become self-supporting, he then left school and engaged in the stock-business in that vicinity. In 1900 he removed from Wasco to Wallowa County,. He then withdrew from this and turned his attention to agricultural pursuits in the vicinity of Lostine and this has ever since engaged his entire time and attention. Progressive and enterprising in his methods, Mr. McCubbin has applies himself intelligently to his vocation and is considered an efficient ranchman.

On the 20th of October, 1898, Mr. McCubbin completed his arrangements for a home of his own by his marriage to Miss Maude I. Masterson, a daughter of William and Anna Masterson of Lostine, Oregon, and they have become the parents of three children, Bernice, Cecil and Everett, all of whom are attending school.

Mr. McCubbin is one of the active and enthusiastic members of the Farmers Union. His views of in matters politic accord with the principles of the Republican Party for whose men and measures he casts his ballot. Although he has never sought political preferment he is a man who takes an active interest in all things affecting the community welfare, and always gives his indorsement and cooperation to every movement that he feels will redound to the public benefit.

Source: The Centennial History Of Oregon  1811-1911   Volume III Biographical

Thanks to Gerald (Gary} Jaensch for providing this information.

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