The sterling citizen whose every thought is for the good of the community, in which he has reared his home and cemented his associations, must always command the respect and esteem of his fellow citizens. Of such metal and commanding such respect, is he whose name is inscribed above.
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Born in Sacramento, California, in 1853, at an early age he moved with his parents to the Willamette Valley, where he resided until 1867. Coming to Eastern Oregon, he lived in the John Day Valley until 1878. He then moved to his present home, which at that time was still a part of Wasco County, and has since been engaged principally in farming and stock raising.
He also is owner of the Sumpter–Canyon City Stage Line, and has a store located at Austin, and aims to carry a stock with which to supply the needs of the surrounding neighborhood.
In 1888 he married Linda Edwards. She has personal charge of the hostelry, and her reputation as a caterer is only second to that of Grandma Munra’s of the Log Cabin Eating House at Meacham