Surname: Shinn

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.

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Shinn, James H. – Obituary

Another Pioneer Gone James H. Shinn Added to the List of Baker City’s Dead On last Monday James H. Shinn, another of the pioneers of Baker county passed away and was buried yesterday. Judge Shinn as he was familiarly called has occupied a prominent place in the history of Baker county for many years and his death will be keenly felt by many who found in him a true hearted friend and adviser. Mr. Shinn was one of the best informed men in the state on political affairs and proved himself at times a pillar of strength to the democratic party of Baker county, although in 1874 when a candidate for re-election as sheriff his party unmercifully slaughtered him. Deceased leaves an estimable wife and five sons to mourn his loss who will have the heartfelt sympathy of scores of friends in the sorrow and sadness that the coming of the new year brings to them. Eastern Oregon Republican, Thursday January 2,...

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Biographical Sketch of B. B. Shinn

B. B. Shinn, farmer; P. O. Mattoon; owns 142 acres; was born in Montgomery Co., Ohio, March 10, 1824; was brought up a farmer. He married Margaret Barcalow Jan. 1, 1845; she was born in Butler Co., Ohio July 14, 1824; they have had three children; only one (G. B.) is now living; he was born in Bartholomew Co., Ind. Oct. 20, 1851. He married Cornelia M. Ricketts Feb. 11, 1872; she was born in Charleston March 19, 1853; is a daughter of Joshua Ricketts, Esq., of Ashmore Tp.; they have had three children, two of whom are now living – Nellie and O. Morton; Katie is the name of the deceased. The subject of this sketch had two other children – James, who died at the age of 22 years; a twin to the latter died in infancy. Mr. S. has held the office of Justice of the Peace, Supervisor and Town Clerk. He, in company with his wife, spent five months at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, in 1876. He was appointed by the Governor of this State as Assistant Commissioner at that exhibition; he purchased a county right for a patent farm-gate, while at that Exhibition, that is worth the attention of every farmer; it is simple and cheap, and a person does not have to alight from a load of hay or a wagon to...

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