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California, on Upper San Francisco Bay. They are producers, refiners and marketers of
petroleum and its products. The company operates pipe lines from their producing prop-
erties in Coalinga to their refinery in Martinez, a distance of one hundred and seventy miles
and upon this pipe line they have eleven pumping stations, each designed to handle twenty-
five thousand barrels of crude oil per day. At Coalinga the company has a tank farm with
a storage capacity of one million three hundred and seventy-five thousand barrels and a


tank farm at Martinez with a storage capacity of one million, one hundred thousand barrels.
This with the storage of the company's stations gives them a total capacity of three million
two hundred and twenty-five thousand barrels. The company is capitalized for thirty-five
million dollars and is closely connected with the Asiatic Petroleum Company, and the
Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Company of London, England, and the Royal Dutch Petroleum
Company of Holland, having oil fields, refineries and marketing facilities all over the world.
They have had fields in the Dutch East Indies and from their refineries various products
are transported, in the company's tank ships to various parts of the world.

The Shell Company of California has during the past season established various serv-
ice stations in cities and towns along the Pacific coast, where gasoline and lubricating
oils are sold to automobilists. The wonderful increase in motor transportation has naturally
necessitated a great increase in manufacturing, in transportation and distributing facilities
on the part of the oil companies. Mr. Fisher most carefully directs the interests under
his control and is one of the prominent representatives of the business.

On the 7th of October, 1908, in Los Angeles, California, Mr. Fisher was united in mar-
riage to Miss Molly Boggs, and they have one child, Donnell G., Jr.. born in Seattle, July 18,
1913. While living in Los Angeles Mr. Fisher was interested in military affairs, becoming
a captain in command of a company of the Seventh Regiment of Infantry, California Na-
tional Guard. He belongs to the Elks Lodge and in Masonry has attained high rank,
being now a Knight Templar and a member of the Mystic Shrine. He also belongs to the
California Chapter of the Sons of the Revolution, his ancestors having come from England
and Scotland and settled in Rhode Island in 1654. He is a member of the Arctic Club, the
Seattle Yacht Club, the Seattle Automobile Club and the Chamber of Commerce. Plans
and projects for the development of his city receive his earnest attention and hearty indorse-
ment and his efforts for the city's benefit are not without substantial effect. He is a most
busy man, at all times alert and enterprising. His course has never been prompted by any
vaulting ambition to attain sometliing especially great and famous, yet he has never feared
to venture where favoring opportunity has led the way and his steady advancement has
brought him to a place of business prominence.


John E. Ryan has made his residence in Seattle, in connection with the King County
Bar Association, since 1901. He is a native of North Andover, Grant county. Wisconsin,
and a son of John and Kate Lewis Ryan. His father was also born in Grant county and
came of Irish lineage. His mother was born in Delaware county. New York, and is of Scotch
parentage. John Ryan became a man of prominence and influence in Grant county, Wis-
consin, and was called upon to represent his district in the state legislature. Broad educa-
tional opportunities were accorded his son, John E. Ryan, who, after mastering the prelimi-
nary branches of learning, entered the State University at Madison, Wisconsin, from which
he was graduated with the class of 1895, winning the degree of Bachelor of Letters, in the
civic historical course. During his course at the university, he was very prominent in ath-
letics, where he was familiarly known as "Patsy," playing right guard on the famous 1894
football team. Later he attended the Chicago College of Law through the school year of
1^95-96, afterwards accepting the 'position of principal of the public schools of La Crosse,
Wisconsin, in which connection he remained until 1901. On the 27th of March, 1899, Mr.
Ryan was united in marriage to Miss Alice Berry, a daughter of Charles and Clara West
Berry, of La Crosse, Wisconsin. Mr. and Mrs. Ryan have become the parents of three
sons, John Charles, Burns Sinclair and William Kirkland, aged, respectively, fifteen, seven
and two. At the time of the Spanish-American war, Mr. Ryan volunteered for active duty
and served with the Third Wisconsin Regiment, at Porto Rico. In the year 1901, Mr.
Ryan and family moved to the coast, establishing their residence in Seattle, and entered upon
the practice of law in this city. Here he has since remained in active connection with the
legal profession. Advancement at the bar is never secured save through individual merit
and ability, and that Mr. Ryan possesses such is indicated by the fact of his progress since


establishing his home here. In politics he has always been a republican. He now maintains
social relations with the society known as the Spanish-American War Veterans, and also
with the Rainier, Arctic and College Clubs of Seattle. With him opportunity has always
spelled success, and he has wisely used the advantages which have come to him, and his
work has lead him constantly forward and upward.


Royalton S. Phillips, operating in the real-estate field in Seattle, is one of the younger
representatives of business interests here, but already has made for himself a creditable posi-
tion as an enterprising and aggressive business man who is constantly seeking out the oppor-
tunities that lead to legitimate success. He was born in Minnesota, January 22, 1885, a son
of Cory M. Phillips, who was also a native of that state and a representative of an old
family connected with Iowa and Minnesota during the pioneer epochs of those states. He
became a successful merchant at Duluth, Minnesota, where for a long period he carried on
business. His wife, Mrs. Rettie Phillips, is now deceased.

Royalton S. Phillips, who was the eldest of their three children, at the usual age began
a public-school education, passing through consecutive grades until he became a high-school
pupil in Duluth. Starting out in the business world, he was first connected with life insur-
ance and for five years was identified with the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New
York. He next entered the field of journalism, in which he continued for six years. He
began as assistant circulation manager and was afterward circulation manager of the Duluth
Daily Star. Later he was similarly connected with the Boise (Idaho) Capital News and
with the Vancouver (B. C.) Sun. He came to Seattle in November, 1914, and here opened
a real-estate office, since which time he has successfully carried on the business. He has
made it his purpose to thoroughly acquaint himself with the property that is upon the market
and in the period which has elapsed since he arrived in Seattle he has already built up a
good business and now has a gratifying clientage.

In December, 1913, Mr. Phillips was married to Miss Sadie E. Wright, a native of
Oregon, and a daughter of Mrs. Helen Wright, one of the pioneer women of Portland.
They now reside in the McKay apartments and Mr. Phillips has his office in the Empire
building. In politics he is independent, voting for men and measures rather than party.
He was formerly a member of the American Club of Vancouver, British Columbia. He
belongs to the Commercial Club and is interested in all those things which seek tiie better-
ment of Seattle along any of the lines that lead to the uplift of mankind and to the adop-
tion of higher standards of citizenship.


F. Claude Outland, manager of the Seattle Safe Deposit Vaults and also engaged in tlie
insurance, investment and bond business, has resided in Seattle since 1904, and the spirit
of western enterprise finds expression in his life. He was born in Woodland, North Caro-
lina, August 21, 1879, and was the second in order of birth in a family of nine children,
whose parents were L. A. and Mary J. (Wintermote) Outland. The father, a native of
North Carolina, represents one of the prominent old families of the state, his original
American ancestors coming from Holland. He became a successful planter and prominent
citizen of his community and for many years served as sheriff of Northampton county.
He is now living retired, making his home at Norfolk, Virginia. His religious faith is tliat
of the Society of Friends, while his political belief is that of tlie republican party. He
wedded Mary J. Wintermote, who was born in Monrovia, Indiana. Her father, who was
of German descent, became one of the early residents of that state.

F. Claude Outland pursued his education in the public schools of Ifis native city,
continuing his high school course to the age of eighteen years. His early life was spent


upon the home farm and his people were in comfortable circumstances. When a youth of
eighteen he started out in the business world on his own account, leaving home and going
to New York, after which he spent two years as clerk in the Columbia Springs Hotel at
Stottsville, New York. He was ne.xt employed in the wholesale jewelry house of W. H.
Gammon & Company of New York city, there remaining for about four years, during
which time he took up the study of pharmacy in Brooklj'n, pursuing his course at Pratt
Institute. He afterward removed to Kansas City, Missouri, where he was employed by the
Evan Smith Drug Company, wholesale dealers in drugs, for a year. On the expiration of
that period he removed to Chicago and was with the Fuller & Fuller Drug Company for
about two years. But the opportunities of the west attracted him and in 1904 he made his
way to the coast, settling at Seattle. Here he secured a position with the Pacific Drug
Company as clerk, and in 1905 entered the employ of the Stewart & Holmes Drug Company,
with which he continued until 1909. On leaving that position he was appointed manager
of the Seattle Safe Deposit Vaults, in which connection he has since continued. He is most
capable and trustworthy and is well known in this and other business connections, for he
is also engaged in the insurance, investment and bond business and has gained a good
clientage along those lines.

In March, 1905, Mr. Outland was married in Seattle to Miss Ida Evans, a native of
Kansas, and a daughter of J. B. Evans, now residing at Toppenish, Washington. They
liave become parents of a daughter, Willa Evelyn, who was born in Seattle in July, 1908.
Mr. Outland is a republican but has never sought nor desired office, preferring that his
public service should be done as a private citizen. He holds membership with the Loyal
Order of Moose, is a member of the Seattle Commercial Club and of the Congregational
church — associations that indicate much of the nature of his interests and the rules which
govern his conduct. He is actuated by a progressive spirit that accomplishes for him what-
ever he undertakes and obstacles and difficulties in his path seem but to serve as a further
impetus for renewed effort.


Three brothers constitute the law firm of Revelle, Revelle & Revelle, now prominently
known in connection with the practice of law in Seattle. The ancestry of the family is
traced back to Hugh De Revelle, one of the famous French Christians who in the twelfth
century led a pilgrimage to Palestine. The Revelles were later driven from France during
the Huguenot persecutions and settled in England, whence representatives of the name
crossed the Atlantic to Maryland with Lord Baltimore. Through various generations the
Revelles have generally been active in efforts for reform and because of this have suffered
persecution and opposition. They were among those who resisted the established church in
France. They fought in the American Revolution, in the Civil war and other military
contests of the country, always loyally defending their honest convictions. From Lord
Baltimore the Revelles received a grant of land of several thousand acres.

Thomas P. Revelle, son of George Henry and Mary Elizabeth Revelle, was Iiorn at
Fairmount, Somerset county, Maryland, May 16, 1868. He attended the Western Maryland
College, from which he was graduated with the Bachelor of Arts degree in the class of
1893. He afterward attended the University of Washington, in which he won his LL. B.
degree in 1903, and in the same year he received the Master of Arts degree from Western
Maryland College. He then entered upon the active work of the ministry, in which he con-
tinued until 1906 and since then he has followed the profession of the law, being a member
of the firm of Revelle, Revelle & Revelle, which is composed of three brothers, George H.,
W. Roger and Thomas P. Revelle. They are now accorded a good clientage and the
thoroughness with which they have ever prepared their law work has been one of the ele-
ments in their growing success.

On the 2d of June, 1898, in Dover, Delaware, Mr. Revelle was united in marriage to
Miss Eliza Jefferson Boggs, a daughter of James Denny and Letitia (Jefferson) Boggs. In
the maternal line she is a direct descendant of the old Jefferson stock made famous by the


illustrious Thomas Jefferson. Our subject and his wife have four children, namely: Paul,
ilary, Helen and Thomas, Jr.

In religious faith the family are Congregationalists. Mr. Revelle gave his political
allegiance to the republican party until 1912, when with four others he signed the first call
for the progressive party, which was soon afterward organized in Washington and of
which he has since been a stalwart advocate. In June, 1906, he became a member of tlie
Seattle city council, whereon he served until 191 1, exercising his official prerogatives in sup-
port of various plans and measures for the general good. Fraternally he is connected with
the Masons, the Knights of Pythias, the Red Men, the United Workmen, the Eagles and
the Woodmen of the World and in a number of these has held various offices in both the
local and general lodges. He is also a member of the Sons of the American Revolution.


Lee Johnston, a member of the Seattle bar, was born January 12, [884, in Minneapolis,
Minnesota, a son of William George and Jane Johnston. The father was born in Buffalo,
New York, of Scotch and English parentage, while the mother was a native of Leeds,

In the grammar and high schools of his native city Lee Johnston acquired his pre-
liminarly education and afterward attended the University of Washington. He entered upon
the study of law in the office of Hon. William H. Hunt, United States judge for the district
of Montana, at Helena while employed from 1905 until 1909 as court reporter in the United
States court and as private secretary to Judge Hunt, who was formerly governor of Porto
Rico and later one of the judges of the court of commerce and judge of the United States
circuit court of appeals. In June, 1909, Mr. Johnston was admitted to practice law in the
state of Montana and in 1911 was admitted to practice at the Washington bar. Two years
later he was admitted to practice in the territory of Alaska and for the past six years he
has given his attention largely to professional duties. He acted as special assistant United
States district attorney in Seattle in 1912 and was special assistant deputy prosecuting
attorney of King county during the graft investigations and jirosecutions in the city of Seattle
in 191 1. In 1914 he organized the Law Reporting Company, of which he is the principal
liwner and manager.

Mr. Johnston married Miss Elva P. Wright, a daughter of J. Townsend and Ida Wright,
and they occupy a pleasant home in Seattle, wdiere they are rearing their little son, Lcc
Forrest, now two and a half years of age. The parents are members of the First Presby-
terian church of .Seattle.

In his political views Mr. Johnston is a republican, well informed on the questions and
issues of the day, and he belongs to the Municipal League of Seattle. His activities have
closely touched the general interests of society and in his chosen profession he has made
steady progress.


Frank Albert Paul has devoted his life to professional activity in (lie field of journalism,
in educational circles and in law practice. He is now devoting his attention largely to
corporation law, representing several banks and industrial concerns. He was born in
Williamsport, Pennsylvania, February 23, 1886, a son of George M. and Margaret (McCon-
ncU) Paul, both of whom were of Canadian birth and are descended from families of
Scotch-Irish origin that were transplanted to Ontario, Canada, early in the nineteenth
century. Tiie mother is a direct lineal descendant of the Andrew Campbells of Glasgow,
Scotland. The father was associated from 1891 until 1909 with the house of Drexel &
Company of Philadelphia and since igog has been with Brown Brothers & Company of


Frank Albert Paul was a pupil in the Central high school of Philadelphia from 1900
until 1904 and attended the University of Pennsylvania through the succeeding four years
and the College of Law from 1907 until 1910, winning the degrees of Bachelor of Arts.
Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Law and Master of Arts. He also became a member
of the Phi Beta Kappa during his college days. In early manhood he took up newspaper
work and was connected with the reportorial departments of Philadelphia and Seattle
newspapers for six years. He taught history in the college department of the University
of Pennsylvania from 1907 until 1910, while working iiis way through tlie law department,
and since the latter date has been engaged in the active practice of his profession. He was
associated with James B. Murphy, attorney, for one year and afterward with the law firm
of Hastings & Stedman for three years. He is now practicing alone and is concentrating
his efforts more and more largely upon partnership and receivership law. He is a director
in several' small mercantile companies.

On the 29th of June. 1912. in the First Methodist Episcopal church of Seattle, Mr.
Paul was united in marriage to Miss Effie Watson Ferris, a daughter of James D. and
Katherine (Dungan) Ferris. Both the Ferris and Dungan families date back to Colonial
days and the mother is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Paul hold membership in the First Methodist Episcopal church and
he is identified also with the Young Men's Christian Association. In politics he is an inde-
pendent republican who is a warm admirer and a believer in the policies of LaFollette.
Since 1907 lie has been a member of the Delta Chi fraternity, was elected a member of its
national governing board in 1910 and in 191 1 was chosen national recorder, which position
he still fdls. He belongs to Seattle Lodge, No. 164, F. & A. M., Seattle Commandery, No. 2,
Knights Templar, Nile Temple, A. A. O. N. S.. Madrona Council of the Royal Arcanum,
the College Club, Press Club, Seattle Athletic Club. Canadian Society and is president
of the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Club. He liad charge of the Pennsylvania state
headquarters of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in 1909 and the management of the
University of Pennsylvania Pacific Northwest Scholarship in 1913- His interests are broad
and varied and have ever been of that uplifting character which develop the citizenship
and promote the civilization of a community. He undertakes only those things which have
significance in the world's work and along the lines of progress, reform and improvement
he has been influential.


A. Marcellus Berry is general superintendent of the Seattle house of Sears, Roebuck
& Company of Chicago. He has been identified with this business during most of the time
since he started in the world on his own account and sterling qualities have won him
promotion to his present position of large responsibility. He was born in Chamois, Mis-
souri, August 4, 1878, a son of T. P. and Eleanor Berry. He was eight years of age
when his parents removed to Sedalia, Missouri, and there he continued his education,
which had been begun in the schools of his native town, passing through consecutive grades
until he reached the age of seventeen years, when he left the high school and started out
to earn his living. For two years he occupied a position as clerk in a grocery store, after
which he was employed as motorman on a street car for a similar period. He then went
to Chicago, where he entered the mail order house of Sears, Roeluick & Company, his
time being given to trucking freight for one year. His trustworthiness won him recog-
nition, however, and at the end of that time he was placed in charge of a warehouse.
Two years later he was given entire charge of the receiving department and occupied
that position for two years. Again promotion awaited him. bringing him to the position
of assistant manager of the merchandise department under Henry Bowers, manager.

In 1910. when the company opened a branch in Seattle, Mr. Berry came west with
Mr. Bowers, the general manager for the entire Pacific coast, Mr. Berry being made gen-
eral superintendent of the Seattle branch. Business was begun here with twenty-five
thousand square feet of floor space. Today their plant occupies an entire block and some





of tlie buildings are nine stories in height, including one which has recently been built
and which alone contains eight hundred thousand square feet. The success of this under-
taking is attributable in no small measure to the efforts of Air. Berry, whose long con-
nection with the business has made him thoroughly familiar with the plans and methods .
of the Chicago house, which has long set a standard for the mail order business of the
country. Mr. Berry studied the situation in the west, has brought system into the trade
relations of the Seattle house and is continually seeking out new ways of enlarging
the trade and developing the enterprise.

In February, igio, Mr. Berry was married, in Chicago, to Miss Hope Crissinger, and
they have one child, Ruth Marcella. Mr. Berry votes with the republican party and his
concern in the most serious things of life is indicated by his membership in the Presby-
terian church. He finds needed recreation through his connection with the Seattle Golf
Club and, in a word, his is a well balanced nature, in which the duties, responsibilities
and interests of life are given their proportionate value. He is indeed a dynamic force in
business circles and his enthusiasm and interest are contagious.


Henry Broderick, who is conducting an extensive and profitable real estate business
under the name of Henry Broderick. Incorporated, with offices in the Hoge building of
Seattle, was born October 12, 1880, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a .son of Lawrence and
Mary (Collins) Broderick of that city. The father survives but the mother has passed
away. In the public schools of Minneapolis, the son pursued his education and at sixteen
years of age entered the employ of the telephone company there, remaining in that connec-
tion for five years but he heard and heeded the call of the west, arriving in Seattle in 1901,
at which time he engaged in a general real-estate, rental and insurance business, under the
name of Henry Broderick, Incorporated. In the intervening period of fourteen years he
has built up a big business, acquiring a large clientage that places him among the foremost
real-estate men of the city. He knows values, is familiar with property upon the market
and carefully studies every phase of the business from every possible standpoint.

Mr. Broderick was married in Spokane, Washington, October 4, 1900, to Miss May
Barclay. He is a member of the Rainier, Arctic, Seattle Golf and Country and the Seattle
Athletic Clubs. In politics he is independent, nor has he ever held office. He is first and
foremost a business man and to the development of his real-estate interests bends the
greater part of his energies.


David A. Raker, whose reliability in business was well attested by the fact that his

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