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great campaign in his
vicinity for the party
with which he affiliated
himself after the Chi-
cago convention ; and
despite the few years
that he has been in Ari-
zona, his influence was
a decided factor in the
showing made by the
Bull Moose party. Mr.
Benshimol was born in
Boston in 1866. He is
the son of Joshua and
C a r o 1 i ne Nettlinger
Benshimol, the former
having been a merchant
in his early days and
later a banker. He was
educated in Boston, was

graduated from the University of Boston, and an honor man in his
class. With his family he came to Douglas in 1908, and has since
made it his home. He was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court
in November of that year and has since built up a lucrative practice,
his mastery of the Spanish language making him especially well fitted
for practice in Southern Arizona, while his twelve years practice in
the Boston courts and his training, particularly as a corporation law-



yer, have stood him in good stead. Mr. Benshimol is fast making his
way to the front ranks of Arizona attorneys. He has long been a
member of the Masons and Odd Fellows, and has become well known
in the local lodges. In 1891 Mr. Benshimol was married to Miss
Edith E. Tanner, of Minneapolis, Minn.

SYLVESTER W. PURCELL, one of the prominent attorneys of Tucson
and Probate Court Judge of Pima County for two terms, was born at
Baxter Springs, Kansas, May 3, 1870. The Purcells came to America
in 1664, and located in Virginia. Their descendants are numerous in

the Southern States, especial-
ly Virginia and Kentucky, of
which last named state
Judge Purcell's father and
grandfather were natives. His
brother, Dr. W. B. Purcell,
practiced for many years in
Tucson. His mother, Mary
Walden Purcell, was a na-
tive of Virginia, and his
grandmother, Eliza Clay
Walden, was a first cousin of
Henry Clay. In 1880 the
family removed to Denver,
Colo., where Judge Purcell
attended the public schools,
and also took up the study of
law. With a few other law
students he organized a class
of which he was president,
and the school was conducted
in the Maish building of the
University of Denver. In
1894 Dr." Purcell and family
moved to Texas, where
Judge Purcell continued his
studies, and was admitted to
practice before the Supreme
Court of the state in 1895.
The following year he came
to Tucson, where he has
since been engaged in practice. He was elected Probate Judge in the
year 1897, assuming office January 1st, 1898. At the expiration of his
first term he was nominated by acclamation and re-elected. Judge
Purcell is attorney, counselor and financial agent for several large
corporations doing business in Arizona and Western States, and is



personally interested in important mining properties in the southern
part of the state.

As an attorney he is considered among the foremost of Arizona. He
is a good judge of law as well as of men, and conducts all business
with a strict regard to a high standard of professional ethics. As a
Democrat he takes a prominent and influential part in political affairs
and is active in public life, and above all a booster for his home city,
Tucson, and for Arizona.

T'horwald Larson

THORWALD LARSON, attorney at law, was born in Levon, Utah,
January 6, 1871. He is the son of George and Hannah Thompson
Larson. Mr. Larson was educated at Salt Lake Seminary and the
University of Uiah, and was a resident of that state until 1902, when
he came to Arizona. When he was only 18 years of age he took his
first position, as railroad clerk, which he held for three years, and at
the age of 21 years he entered the office of Lessenger & Loaroff, at
Ogden, to take up the study of law, and practiced successfully in the
inferior courts of Weber County, Utah, during his student days. A
year after coming to this state he made Holbrook his home, and he has
practiced in Navajo County since that time. His reputation meantime
has gradually become known far beyond the limits of his resident
county, and his ability in his profession recognized. In the fall of
1911 he was the Democratic candidate for Judge of the Superior



Court of Navajo. Mr. Larson has served for some years as Quarter-
master Agent of the U. S. Army at Holbrook, but recently resigned
that position to devote his entire time to the practice of his profession.
He married Miss Mary H. Evarts.

PETER C. LITTLE, well known attorney of Globe, and member of
the firm of Rawlins & Little, was born on a farm in Catawba County,

Peter C. Little

N. C., September 5, 1861. He is the son of Peter Little and Eleonora
Henkel. His father, who died during the Civil War, was a descend-
ant of one of the colonists who came from England with William
Penn and settled in Pennsylvania in 1682, and his great-great-grand-
father, Peter Little, served in the Revolutionary War. His mother,



who is still living, is a descendant of Justus Henkel, son of Reverend
Gerhard Henkel, who was preacher to a German Count, came to
America in 1718, and settled at Germantown, a suburb of Philadel-
phia, Penn. Mr. Little's great-grandfather, Reverend Paul Henkel,
served as chaplain under Gen. Muhlenberg during the Revolution.
Peter C. Little received his primary education in private schools in
North Carolina, and when 18 years of age went to Fredericktown,
Mo. There he taught in the district schools, in the meantime attend-
ing college and being graduated from Concordia College, Mo., with
the degree of Ph. B., in 1886. He then took up the study of law, and

in June, 1888, was admitted to practice before all Courts of Record,
including the Supreme Court of the State of Missouri. November
25, 1888, he was married to Miss Julia P. Dalton, of Greenville, Mo.
To this union an only son, Kirby D. Little, now a student in the Uni-
versity of Southern California, was born. Owing to the ill health of
his wife he was compelled to give up his practice in Missouri and re-
move to Southern California, and having been admitted to practice
before the Supreme Court of the State, followed his profession in
Riverside and Orange counties. Here his wife died, and early in
1901 he removed to the Clifton-Metcalf district of Arizona, and has
been a resident of this state since, in Graham and Gila counties. In
1903 he was married to the present Mrs. Little, who was Miss Emma
C. Whitener, daughter of Miles W. and Catherine Whitener, of
Castor, Mo. Always a stanch Democrat, though not much of a poli-
tician, Mr. Little has held official positions in each of the states in
which he has lived since maturity, having been Commissioner of Pub-
lic Schools of Wayne County, Mo.; Attorney of Orange County,
Cal., and in 1903 was elected by an overwhelming majority Judge of
the Probate Court of Graham County, and in 1905 re-elected with-
out an opponent. In January, 1907, he located at Globe, where he
entered into the present partnership with Charles L. Rawlins, former
District Attorney of Graham County. The firm from the beginning
has been successful, and has a large and lucrative practice in corpora-
tion, civil and probate cases, and its members are recognized among
the leading attorneys of Gila County. He was a delegate to the
National Democratic Convention at Baltimore in 1912.

WILLIAM S. FURMAN, attorney at law, Phoenix, though but a re-
cent arrival in this state, has already gained recognition as an able
lawyer and a man of affairs. He was born at Lockington, Ohio, Sep-
tember 8, 1874. His mother was Fannie Gaskil, and his father
George H. Furman. Mr. Furman is another example of the type of
man who will always make an enviable record wherever they may
reside. After completing his school course in 1893, he taught school



in Ohio until 1898, and then became editor of the Ottawa Gazette,
in Ohio. During this time he took an active interest in athletics and
one time broke the world's record for bicycle riding a distance of
fifteen miles. Having studied law and been admitted to practice in
his native state, he gradually turned his attention to politics, was
elected City Solicitor and Prosecuting Attorney at Sidney, in which
capacity he served from 1905 to 1909. When elected to the former
position he had the largest majority ever recorded for any official
candidate in that city. He was elected on the Democratic ticket by a
majority of 436, while at the same election the Mayor elected was a
Republican and received a majority of 408. In the campaign of 1908

William S. Furmam

Mr. Furman wielded much influence in the Democratic party, and
was organizer and president of the Shelby County Bryan Club, which
had over a thousand members, and during that campaign he made a
great many speeches throughout the state. Later he became assistant
general counsel for the Western Ohio Electric Company. He came to
Arizona April 1, 1911, and has since organized the Salt River Valley
Electric Company, of which he was general counsel for five months.
He then resigned in order to devote his entire attention to his increas-
ing private practice. Mr. Furman married Miss Mar> r Emma Enyart,
and they have two sons, Otto Wendel and Bryan Enyart Furman.



Dr Ira Erven Huffman


IRA ERVEN HUFFMAN, Mayor of Tucson, Member of the State
Board of Medical Examiners, and one of the ablest physicians in
Arizona, is the son of John W. Huffman, First Lieutenant of
Indiana Volunteers during the Civil War. Dr. Huffman
was born near Versailles, Indiana, on the 13th day of March, 1870.
Later in the year the family moved to Iowa, where Dr. Huffman was
educated in the public schools, afterward being graduated from Drake
University, Des Moines, Iowa. His first position was that of teacher in
the schools of Iowa. Later he entered the Medical Department of
Drake, from which he was graduated and then took up the practice
of his profession in Utah. He came to Arizona several years ago and
has been eminently successful in the new state. At the annual con-
vention of the State Medical Association held at Globe, May 21, 1913,
Dr. Huffman was elected president of the association for the ensuing
year. He is also captain of the Medical Corps of the Arizona
National Guards. In addition to these offices Dr. Huffman has been
City Councilman, and is at present serving his second term as Mayor,
having been re-nominated without opposition. He is a member of the
Masons, Odd Fellows, Knight of Pythias and Fraternal Brotherhood;
he is now Past Noble Grand of the Odd Fellows and Past Deputy
Grand Master of the Beaver District of Utah. Mrs. Huffman, who
was formerly Miss Edith Gillmore, is also a daughter of an officer in
the U. S. Army during the Civil War, her father being Isaac Gill-
more, First Lieutenant of the 2nd Iowa Cavalry.

FRANCIS EPPES SHINE, Surgeon, head of the Copper Queen medi-
cal Corps and Chief Surgeon of the El Paso & Southwestern Railroad
System, was born in St. Augustine, Fla., in January, 1871. He is the
son of William Francis and Maria Jefferson Eppes Shine, and great-
great-grandson of Thomas Jefferson. Dr. Shine was graduated from
the University of Virginia in 1895, and from the New York Hospital
in 1899. He was Instructor and Chief of Clinic of the Medical
Department of Cornell University, New York, 1901 to 1903. Under
his jurisdiction the Copper Queen Hospital, at Bisbee, has become one
of the finest in the state. Dr. Shine is recognized not only for his
professional ability, which is unexcelled, but also for the political
influence which he wields. He has been an important factor in the
progressive Democracy of the state for some time, and during the past
summer his strength in this line was shown by his election as delegate
to the National Convention at Baltimore. Dr. Shine is a member of
the Arizona Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution and a
member of the present Board of State Medical Examiners, to which
he was appointed by Governor Hunt. He was married in August,
1904, to Miss Anne Barker, and they make their home at Warren.
They have an interesting family consisting of Francis Eppes, Jr.,
Randolph Eppes and Elizabeth Eppes.



Dr. Hiram W. Fenner


HIRAM W. FENNER, M. D., is a resident of Tucson, but widely
known beyond the confines of his city and county.. Dr. Fenner is the
son of Hiram and Elizabeth Myers Fenner, both natives of Pennsyl-
vania, who later lived in Bucyrus, Ohio. In the latter town Dr.
Fenner was born in 1859. His ancestry on both sides is German, but
his father's family were early settlers of Pennsylvania. Dr. Fenner
was educated in the public schools of Bucyrus and was graduated
from the high school in 1876. The same year he began the study of
medicine in Terra Haute, and subsequently entered the Medical Col-
lege of Ohio now the University of Cincinnati from which he was
graduated in 1881. He then came to Arizona and was appointed phy-
sician for the Copper Queen Mining Company at Bisbee, where he
remained until 1883. In the latter year he located in Tucson, engaged
in private practice, and during the years that have intervened, his skill,
his strict adherence to professional ethics, and his genial, tactful man-
ner have won for him a warm place in the hearts of the many who
are known as his friends and patrons. Besides attending to his general
practice Dr. Fenner has for many years been division surgeon for the
Southern Pacific Railroad Company. He has also been regent of the
University of Arizona and member of the Board of Library Commis-
sioners w T hich superintended the erection of the Carnegie Library. In
politics he is a Republican. He has been associated for years w r ith the
Arizona Medical Society. Dr. Fenner was married near San Fran-
cisco to Miss Ida Hemme, a native of California.

G. F. MANNING, M. D., of Flagstaff, Arizona, is the pioneer medi-
cal man of the state, while his son, Thomas Peyton Manning, County
Health Officer of Coconino County, is one of the youngest practicing
physicians in Arizona. Dr. G. F. Manning was born in Huntsville,
Alabama, October 27, 1837, his father, P. F. Manning, being a well
known Southern planter, while another of his ancestors, A. R. Man-
ning, was Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama for a
number of years. Dr. Manning's first venture was as a soldier of the
Confederacy in the Third Alabama Infantry. He joined as private
and was retired with the commission of First Lieutenant, and was In-
spector of Artillery in Lee's Corps. He is a graduate of the Medical
Department of the University of Alabama, having received his diploma
in 1869. He practiced for a time in Texas and served as member of
the Board of Medical Examiners. He came to Arizona shortly after-
wards and has since taken an active part in political and social life of
the state. He makes a specialty of gynecology and treatment of child-
ren's diseases, in which he has been exceptionally successful. He has
taken a prominent part in different medical associations and has held
prominent and official positions in both state and county organizations,
and served on the last Territorial Board of Medical Examiners of




DR. THOMAS PEYTON MANNING, County Health Officer, comes
from a line of physicians, and numbers among his ancestors some of
the most prominent medical men of the Old Dominion State in the
pioneer days. His father, G. F. Manning, is the pioneer medical man
of Arizona, and during the time he has been practicing in Arizona,
more than twenty-five years, has always been noted for his ability,
ethical deportment and strict integrity. Dr. G. F. Manning has been
on the State Health Examining Board for fourteen years, has held
important positions in the Medical Association of Northern Arizona,
and is a member of the National Organization. Like his father,
Thomas Peyton Manning received his degree from the Medical De-
partment of the University of Alabama, and to him belongs the dis-
tinction of having been the youngest practicing physician in the state,
having taken the examination for license to practice at the age of
twenty-two, and he is by far the youngest to hold this important posi-
tion. He married Miss Frances Josephine Henry, the daughter of a
prominent insurance man of Oklahoma, and to the union has been
born one son, Frank Henry. Dr. Manning is a member of the Elks
and Masons, and is examining physician for several fraternal orders,
including the Modern Woodmen and Moose, and of several important
life insurance companies. Like his father, he is a hard worker, a close
student, and is recognized as one of the ablest young physicians in the

DR. GEORGE FELIX MANNING, JR., was born in El Paso, Texas,
but has spent most of his life in Arizona. He is in charge of the
County Poor Farm and Hospital of Coconino County, which position
he has held for some time. He practices with his father and brother,
and is known as one of the able surgeons of the northern part of the
state. He is a member of the County, State and International Medi-
cal Associations ; also belongs to the Northern Arizona Medical So-

ALFRED G. KINGSLEY, M. D., superintendent of the Insane Asy-
lum, was born at Ripley, N. Y., September 16, 1876, and is the son
of Emmett T. and Harriett Cosgrove Kingsley. Dr. Kingsley spent
his early life in New York State, where he was educated in the public
schools, and Westfield Academy, later attending the University of
Michigan. He took up the study of medicine in the University of
Buffalo, from which he graduated in 1901, and at once began the
practice of his profession in his native town, remaining there until
1905. In the latter year he removed to Arizona, located in Nogales,
where he again took up the practice of medicine and remained until
appointed to his present position. During that time he built up an
excellent practice and became one of the most eminent and popular
physicians of the county. He also served as City Health Officer of
Nogales, and Superintendent of Public Health for Santa Cruz Coun-
ty. In April, 1912, Dr. Kingsley assumed the position of superin-
tendent of the insane asylum, and during his first year in this position,



Dr. Alfred G. Kingsley



demonstrated his fitness for the same and the wisdom of the choice in
making him superintendent, his ability and thoroughness in the man-
agement of the institution having been quite notable. An active mem-
ber of the Masons and Odd Fellows, he is well known fraternally.
On December 19, 1901, Dr. Kingsley was married in New York to
Miss Martha Hitchcock, a cultivated and charming woman. They
have one daughter, Marjorie.

Dr. Van Archibald Smelker

DR. VAN ARCHIBALD SMELKER was born at Dodgeville, Wis., on
September 11, 1882. He is the son of Jesse Patterson and Mary
Elizabeth (Green) Smelker. He married Marie Wrotnowski of
Nogales, whose father was a colonel in the American Civil War. Dr.
Smelker is a graduate of the medical department of the Northwestern
University at Chicago, and had two years experience in Wessley Hos-
pital, in the same city, as an interne. He served as an assistant in
the Southern Pacific hospitals in Sonora and Sinaloa, Mexico, being
for one year under the famous surgeon, Dr. George Goodfellow. He
is classed as a very successful surgeon, and is local surgeon for the S.
P. of Mexico and for St. Joseph's Hospital.


FRANCIS H. REDEWILL, Physician and Surgeon, is an excellent ex-
ample of the advantages gained by thorough preparation in one's
profession or life work. He was born in Virginia City, Nevada, in
1879, but as the family removed to California a few years later, it
was in that State he received his fundamental education. He attended
the common schools and was graduated from the Vallejo High school
in the class of 1898; four years later, having completed the course in
the College of Chemistry, he received a B. S. degree from the Uni-
versity of California. He matriculated at Johns Hopkins Medical
College in the fall of 1902, and in 1906 received his diploma there,
standing third in a class of more than one hundred. As a further
preparation for his work he then acted as interne in the Roosevelt and
Methodist Hospitals, New York, after which he took a special course
of study in Europe. Returning to America, he went to Fort Bayard,
New Mexico, where he did research work in tuberculosis at the
Government Hospital and later took a special summer course at the
Manhattan Hospital, New York. In all of his work he has made a
particular study of diseases of the nose, throat and lungs. After a
year's work in the office of Dr. Wylie, of Phoenix, he opened his
own office at No. 118 North First Avenue, that city, where he has
since practiced. In ^pril, 1911, Dr. Redewill married Miss Helen
Beatrice Munn in Paris. The Redewill family have taken a promi-
nent part in the social, civic and professional life of Phoenix, all being
well known musicians and members of the Redewill Music Company.
Dr. Redewill during one summer vacation while a medical student
played a clarionet in the Marine Band of Washington, doing solo
M'ork. One brother is a violinist of note and composer, and his
sister is taking an advanced course in music abroad. Of the remaining
two brothers, one is a graduate of the University of California in
Electrical Engineering, a cornet soloist, and President of Redewill
Music Company, while the youngest is a graduate of the New Eng-
land Conservatory of Music, Boston, and expert tuner of pianos and
pipe organs. His parents are also \vell known in musical circles. His
maternal grandfather, Anson Clark, was a California "Forty-niner."
His paternal grandmother was one of the pioneer educators of Bos-
ton. His grandfather, a marine merchant, having lost his life on one
of his own ships sailing between South America and France, his
grandmother brought their son, Augustus Redewill, to America,
where he was given an excellent education. He became one of the
pioneer business men of Phoenix, having founded the Redewill Music
Company more than thirty years ago. The paternal grandfather of
Augustus Redewill knew Napoleon intimately and was a captain in
his army. During his school and college career Dr. Redewill held
several track records and was with the U. of C. team that in 1902
won in the North and East from Princeton and Yale. He is a mem-
ber of the National Medical Association, National Society for the



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Dr. Francis H. Redewill



Prevention of Tuberculosis, National Geographic Society, National
Municipal League, Young Men's Phoenix Club, and Elks; alumnus
of Johns Hopkins and U. of C. His preparation for his work has
been most thorough, his office one of the most finely equipped in the
Southwest, is especially fitted for the treatment of the ear, nose and
throat as well as for general medical and surgical work.

Dr. C. W. Suit

DR. C. W. SULT, Flagstaff, Arizona, is a native of Virginia, and
was born at Wytheville, July 26, 1879. His maternal ancestors were
German, and his paternal French, the latter having taken up their resi-
dence in the southwestern section of Virginia soon after the War of
1812, and have since been closely associated with the interests of the
State. Dr. Suit was educated in Virginia for the most part, but in
1906, was graduated from the Georgetown University, Washington,
D. C. He first practiced his profession in the latter city, and then
came to Arizona as physician to the Navajo Indians, having come
here from Washington on account of his wife's health. In July,
1910, he removed to Flagstaff, where he has built up a splendid
private practice, and is recognized in that vicinity as one of the able
physicians of Arizona. Mrs. Suit was formerly Miss Nellie Mc-
Grath, of Washington, D. C. They have three very attractive
children, Alice, Francis Preston and Charles William, Jr.



Dr. Alexander M. Tuthill

ALEXANDER M. TUTHILL, M. D., Physician and Surgeon for the
Arizona Copper Company, was born at South Lebanon, N. Y., Sep-
tember 22, 1871, but as the family removed to California when he
was but six years old, he was reared and educated in that State. He is
the son of W. H. and Christina Mackenzie Tuthill, the latter a native
of Scotland. Having been graduated from the high school, Dr. Tut-
hill determined to devote his life to medicine, and entered the medical

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