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Bakerites naturally feel an increased interest In the ambitions and aspirations of a young man, who was born and tested right there in our own midst. The subject of our sketch was born at Wingville on the 18th of September 1868. After a primary course in the public schools here he attended the State University at Eugene. In October 1807, he became interested in the hardware business with H. G. McCord, and in April of this year bought his partner out. The line carried consists of shelf and heavy hardware, stoves, tinware, iron steel and blacksmith supplies and is one of the largest in the city. Mr. Shinn Is a member of the council at present, having been elected in July, 18116. Fraternally, he belongs to the Masons, Knights of Pythias, Elks, Workmen and Woodmen. In 1886, he married Miss E. McCord, daughter of S. B. McCord, one of the best known pioneers of the county, and has four children, three girls and a boy.