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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.

Biographical Sketch of Cady Staley

Staley, Cady; engineer; born, Minaville, N. Y., Dec. 12, 1840; son of Harmanus and Eveline (Darrow) Staley; A. B., Union College, 1865; C. E., 1866; Ph. D., 1874 (LL. D., 1888, Ohio Wesleyan, 1888); married Kate Holcomb, of Waterford, N. Y., Dec. 23, 1869; one of the engineers in building the Central Pacific R. R.; prof. civil engineering, 1868-1886; dean of faculty, 1876-1886, Union College; pres. Case School Applied Science, Cleveland, 1886-1902; traveling member American Society Civil Engineers. Author: The Separate System of Sewerage (with G. S....

Biography of Floyd E. Staley

One of the promising young members of the legal profession in Oklahoma is Floyd E. Staley, junior member of the firm of Miles & Staley at Checotah. He was born in Ottawa, Kansas, on the 17th of October, 1895, a son of William and Grace (Anderson) Staley, the former a native of Missouri and the latter of Kansas. William Staley engaged in farming in the latter state until 1909, when he came to Oklahoma and located in Checotah. Here he established a grain business; in the conduct of which he was active until 1921, when he disposed of that business. He is now operating a cotton gin and achieving substantial success in that connection. Floyd E. Staley was reared and educated in Kansas and at Checotah, Oklahoma and after completing his preliminary education he enrolled as a student in the State University at Norman. He completed his course there in the required four years and was graduated with the class of 1921, receiving the degrees of B. A. and LL. B. He immediately located in Checotah for the practice of his chosen profession and became a partner of Claude A. Niles, extended mention of whom may be found on another page of this work, the firm being known as Niles & Staley. Mr. Staley has already gained distinction among the’ members of the bar in Oklahoma and he handles much important litigation before the courts. Since attaining his majority, Mr. Staley has been a stanch supporter of the Republican party and the principles for which it stands. His religious faith is that of the Methodist Episcopal church, and along...

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