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A man of sterling worth and a well-known citizen of Baker City, was born in Indiana, June 18th, 1842. Moving to Wisconsin with his parents at an early age, he remained there till the spring of 1863, receiving his education in Berlin, Wisconsin. Moving to Montana he followed mining until the fall of ’64, when he cane across the mountains and located in the western part of the state till 1867, when he came to Baker County, where he followed mining and stockraising until the last day of December, 1889, when he was appointed Receiver of the Laud Office by President Harrison. After the expiration of his term he returned to Baker City and bought the “Oregon Blade.” a republican paper, and ran the same until October 8, 1896, since which the he has been looking afer mining interests, and is now interested in a large Eastern syndicate, who are taking options on mining property in this section. As an evidence of the esteem in which he is held by his fellow citizens, we cite his nomination on the Union ticket for County Treasurer, he being a silver republican, and an earnest exponent of the cause of the white metal.
June 2, 1874, he married Miss Mary Chambers, of Olympia, Washington.