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ment of Mr. Stewart disclosed an opportunity for Mr. Morgan to
secure an advanced position, and he was made General Manager of all
the stores of the company. For some time previously he had resided
at Willcox, and continued to do so under the weight of the added
responsibility. During the years intervening since 1890, there have
been stores started in the vicinity. Among these are stores at Cochise.
Bonita and Klondyke, Arizona. In 1903 the Norton-Morgan Com-
mercial Company took over the business of John H. Norton Si Co.,
and from that time it has covered a broader field and increased the
scope of the undertaking in every way. This firm has now estab-
lished a name for itself and is counted among the leading mercantile
houses of Southern Arizona. Mr. Morgan was the leading spirit in
the organization of the Willcox Bank & Trust Company, and like all
other enterprises in which he is a factor it has met with exceptional
success in its short career. The bank opened in 1909 with H. A.
Morgan as President. Mr. Morgan was a member of the Willcox
School Board for twelve years, and served as Clerk of the Board
which erected the Grammar and the High Schools, at a cost of about
$10,000 cash, complete, including furniture. He is a staunch mem-
ber of the Republican party, and in 1881 attended the first Republican
convention held in Graham Copunty. He is a prominent member of



Henry A. Morgan


the Masonic Order, and was Grand Master of the Masons in Arizona
in 1911. He also served as Grand Patron of the Eastern Star in
1908, and is now an officer of El Zaribah Temple, Mystic Shrine. In
addition to his extensive mercantile and mining activities, he has large
interests in real estate in Willcox as well as Tucson and Los Angeles.
Mr. Morgan was a promoter and first President of the Southern Ari-
zona Agricultural Fair Association, in which he has taken a very
active part. He is also a member and leading spirit in the Willcox
Board of Trade, and a member of the Executive Committee from
Arizona of the International Dry Farm Congress, whose next session
will be held at Tulsa, Okla., next fall. In 1886 Mr. Morgan married
Miss Anna Belle Dixon, daughter of J. E. Dixon, of Tucson, Ari-
zona. Mr. and Mrs. Morgan have four children, viz.: George P.,
Ethel R., Florence and Helen.

HORACE E. DUNLAP, cashier of the Willcox Bank & Trust Com-
pany, was born in Trumbull County, Ohio, in 1855. He w r as edu-
cated for a college professor, being graduated from Thiel College,
Greenville, Pa., in 1877. He served as Latin tutor two years in the
same institution, taking at the same time special studies preparatory
to a post graduate course in an eastern university, but a general
breakdown in health sent him to Arizona in 1882 to recuperate.
Seven years of easy "Roughing It" on the cattle ranch of his brother,
Burt Dunlap, in Graham County, restored his health in a measure,
and, anticipating the coming business opportunities to be found in
Arizona, he returned east and served an apprenticeship in Wick Bros.
& Company's bank, in Youngstown, Ohio. The lure of the Arizona
climate drew him back to a period in cattle ranching. From 1892 to
1900 he resided in Willcox, serving four years as accountant in the
large stores, which did as much banking as the average country bank,
and an equal period as publisher of the "Arizona Range News," a
local livestock paper. From 1900 to 1903 he was in the employ of
The Bank of Safford, going thence to Yuma to become cashier of the
bank of J. W. Thornton & Son, which, during his incumbency in
that office, was nationalized, becoming the First National Bank of
Yuma. In 1905 he returned to Graham County to become cashier
of the Bank of Safford, with which institution he remained three
years, when the organizers of the new bank in Willcox, the Willcox
Bank & Trust Company, sought and secured him for the position of
cashier. Having previously held a responsible position with the
Norton-Morgan Commercial Company of Willcox and, during his
former residence there, gained a wide acquaintance with the stock-
men and mining men of the entire district, he was, with his long ex-
perience in bank work, the logical man for the place, and the rapid
growth of the institution under his management has amply justified



the choice. Mr. Dunlap, in addition to being a stockholder and di-
rector of the bank, is interested in various enterprises throughout the
state and owner of real estate in California and in the Salt River
Valley. In 1893, during his previous residence in Willcox, he mar-
ried Mrs. May A. Smith, who, like himself, has been active in

Horace E. Dunlap

church w y ork and in the various lines of endeavor for the uplift of
society. Gladys, their only daughter, has just been graduated from
the Polytechnic High School, Los Angeles, and they have one son,
Howard, aged 11. Mr. Dunlap is a member of the Willcox lodge of
Masons, and was a Republican all his life until the last campaign,
when he affiliated with the Progressives. He has never sought
political office.



C. M. ROBERTS, Senator from Cochise County, and one of Co-
chise's representaives in the Constitutional Convention, is a progressive
Democrat who received his education largely in the school of experi-
ence. His first political fight was at the primary election for the
Constitutional Convention, and although it was known that he had
been a considerable power in the State, there was some doubt in the
minds of the unknowing regarding the result of the election, but w r hen
a count was made it was found that more votes had been cast for Mr.
Roberts than for his opponents combined, and his friends understood.
Being a former miner as well as ranch and cattle man, he had scores
of friends who worked for him quietly at all times, and a remarkable
fact was that every man in his employ, or who had ever been in his
employ, was looking after his interests, and the result of their com-
bined efforts showed the esteem in which he is held. Mr. Roberts w r as
born in Erath County, Texas, and is the son of a farmer. He drifted
to the frontier and was engaged in different pursuits through the West,
mainly mining and cattle raising, before locating in Arizona. He
located the Cleopatra mine in Colorado, and sold it at a great profit,
bought and sold other valuable mines, and has known what it is to be
broke, since he made his first stake. After varied success in other
States he came here and bought what is now the property of the
Mascot Mining Company, which he sold, and then drifted into the
cattle, mining and banking business. At present he and several other
ranchmen own the Willcox Bank, in which are employed only the
most capable, and this bank has been a success since its organization,
as well as a benefit to the town of Willcox. In his various enter-
prises Mr. Roberts has employed a great number of men, and there
is no man ever worked for him but will say a kindly word of the
Senator from Cochise. Mr. Roberts is a fighter, it necessary for
the sake of principle, as his colleagues in the Senate realize. Phys-
ically and mentally he is a man of the style best typified by Abraham
Lincoln, being, like him, tall and rather spare, deliberate in the ex-
treme, yet having a keenly penetrating mind that grasps the salient
points in an argument and immediately analyzes them most minutely
a mind that is, in fact, a camera of the snapshot order, in which
impressions are so vividly portrayed as to enable him to make the best
of any possible situation and elicit from an adversary in debate the
telling points of the subject under discussion, but with nothing what-
ever of craft in his methods, for Senator Roberts is above all straight-
fonvard and direct. His ranch home at Dos Cabezas, near Willcox,
is one of the finest in the State, and he is very proud of the woman
who reigns there. Mrs. Roberts was Miss Madge Whitaker, and
they were married in 1897. His only daughter, Helen, is a student
at the University of Arizona, Tucson, and is a girl of exceptional
ability. Though in her early teens she has written poems that show
unmistakable evidence of gift in this direction. He also has one
son, less than two vears old. Senator Roberts is Chairman of the



C. M. Roberts



Committee on Appropriations, and a member of the Mines and Min-
ing, Public Lands, Counties and County Affairs and Constitutional
Amendments and Referendum Committees.

William Riggs

W. M. RIGGS, Supervisor of Cochise County, and director of the
Willcox Bank & Trust Company, is one of Arizona's many large
cattle men, being president and also a heavy stockholders of the
Riggs Cattle Company, one of the largest outfits in the state. Mr.
Riggs was born in Milam County, Texas. Having had but limited
opportunity in early life to acquire an education, atter the age of
thirty, he took a three years' course in the Valparaiso, Indiana, Nor-
mal School, covering the expenses of his course by money earned
mostly as a cowboy. His father, Bronneck Riggs, was a native of
Alabama, his mother, Mary Burleson Riggs, a native of Tennessee.
His father and four of his brothers were Confederate veterans. In
addition to his other business, Mr. Riggs also represents various rail-
road companies in the matter of land scrip, and probably has handled


scrip representing more acres than any other man in Arizona. He
came to Tombstone, driving five teams of oxen, in 1879. Cochise
County has been his place of residence since, excepting during the
time spent at college. Mr. Riggs soon became interested in affairs,
political and general, and has been a Democratic worker for many
years. He is now serving his second term as Supervisor, having been
a member of the Board, 1903-1907. Other than this, he has held no
political office. He is now trustee of El Dorado School District.

LEWIS W. COGGINS was born in Lamoine, Maine, January 15,
1869, but received his education in the public schools of Greeley, Colo.
In January, 1892, he came to Phoenix and engaged in the abstract
business with Z. O. Brown under the firm name of Coggins & Brown.
The Phoenix Title & Trust Company, with a capitalization of
$100,000, is really an evolution of this firm, which did an abstract of
title business until 1897. Then they consolidated with others, and
were known as the Phoenix Title Guaranty & Abstract Company, of
which Mr. Coggins acted as vice president until 1908, when he be-
came sole owner. On February 1, 1910, the present company was
formed, Mr. Coggins retaining an interest and accepting the dual
position of secretary and manager. It is the largest and best equipped
title company in the state and a fitting monument to Mr. Coggins'
untiring zeal and business ability. During the years that this institu-
tion was being evolved from the original firm of Coggins and Brown,
Mr. Coggins was doing equally great things in an entirely different
line, thereby giving a patriotic sheen to the lustre which his local re-
cord had attained. As a military man he has a record which is hard
to equal. He enlisted in Company B, First Infantry, N. G. A., on
May 19, 1893, and in November of the same year became sergeant;
in October, 1894, he was commissioned first lieutenant; in April,
1896, captain, and in April of the succeeding year retired. In 1898
he was commissioned major and inspector of rifle practice; in 1903,
captain and adjutant First Infantry; in 1905, major and inspector of
rifle practice; in 1908 and 1909, adjutant general with rank of col-
onel, and again on February 16, 1912, he was commissioned by Gov-
ernor Hunt adjutant general with rank of colonel. He is also a
member and one of the four organizers of the Arizona Society Sons
of the American Revolution. His right to membership in this organi-
zation comes from his great-great-grandfather, Sergeant Asa Law-
rence, who was an officer in General Cady's Company, llth Conn.
Regiment, and took part in the relief of Boston and Lexington.
While the cares of business and affairs of the nation were thus mak-
ing demands upon the time and energy of Mr. Coggins, he was also
engaged in political affairs, and held both county and municipal of-
fice. He was elected assessor of Maricopa county, November, 1898,
and at the expiration of the term declined a re-nomination. In 1906



he was elected Mayor of Phoenix on the Republican ticket, and during
his term gambling, which had run on unchecked from the city's incep-
tion, was entirely abolished. He was re-elected in 1907 and during
this term many reforms were enacted. The city acquired the present
municipal water system, which had been in litigation for several
years; the cement sidewalk boom received its start, and many miles
of walk were built ; the floating indebtedness of the city was provided
for, and for the first time in years the business affairs of the city were

Lewis W. Coggins

put on a cash basis and conducted so that expenditures were propor-
tionate to revenues. If the successful management of three such di-
verse and exacting occupations as noted above do not indicate excep-
tional ability and effort on the part of Mr. Coggins, it is safe to assert
that the City of Phoenix can not boast of one able and energetic
worker for its good. In January, 1896, Mr. Coggins married Miss
Sarah E. Mason, and with their five children, Ruth M., May A.,
Ralph L., Milton D., and Alice, they form an interesting type of
an Arizona family.



The First National Bank of Globe

THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF GLOBE was incorporated as a
national bank in 1901, and has since enjoyed unusual prosperity. This
bank has always been carefully managed and the aim of the manage-
ment has been to handle the various lines of banking in the best
possible manner. They transact a general banking business, discount
commercial paper, loan money on approved collateral, issue letters of
credit and exchange on all foreign countries, and are prepared to
handle either large or small accounts in a manner satisfactory to the
depositor. Four per cent interest is paid on time deposits. They
also make a specialty of financing the staple industries of that section,
cattle and mining. The men in charge have all been identified with
financial institutions in different parts of the State. The officers of the
company are P. P. Greer, President ; W. D. Fisk, Vice President ; J.
N. Robinson, Cashier; J. T. Brown and G. C. Simmons, Assistant
Cashiers. The Directors are W. D. Fisk, J. D. Coplen, P. P. Greer,
J. N. Robinson, L. E. Wightman, Harry Sultan and A. W. Craw-
ford. Its capital stock is $100,000, surplus and undivided profits
about $55,000, and deposits about $800,000. The Bank of Miami,
another of the thriving banks of that section, is largely owned by the
stockholders of The First National Bank of Globe.

P. P. GREER, President of the First National Bank of Globe and
Vice President of the Bank of Miami, was born in Bosque County,
Texas, January 13th, 1872. His parents, Matthew S. and Sophia
E. Lane Greer, were pioneers of that State. His father was a mer-
chant, and Mr. Greer worked in his store for several years, then
branched out for himself and engaged in mercantile business at
Meridian, Texas. He came to Arizona to take a position at Fort
Thomas as forwarding agent and bookkeeper for J. N. Porter, and in
that position showed such aptitude for financial affairs that Mr. Porter
sent him to Hillsboro to get an insight into banking and to develop thi^
faculty, in order that he might become Cashier of the Bank of Safford,
which position he held for three years on his return to Arizona. He
then went to Clifton and served as Cashier of the First National Bank
for five years. He w r as next chosen Vice President of The First
National Bank of Globe, of which Mr. Porter was President, resigned
his position in Clifton to devote his attention to the Globe institution,
and on Mr. Porter's resignation he was elected to succeed him.
Mr. Greer is a member of the State and National Bankers'
Associations, in which he has held numerous offices; is a Democrat,
but takes no active part in politics. He is a member of the Elks'
Lodge, and has held the office of Treasurer and Trustee for several
terms. He is also a member of the I. O. O. F., and has held all the
chairs in this lodge. He was married in Texas, in 1906, to Miss
Sue Maxey, a native of the "Lone Star" State.



P. P. Oreer

JAMES NEWTON ROBINSON, Cashier and Director of the First
National Bank of Globe, and Director of the Bank of Miami, was
born at Kimball, Texas, February 2, 1882. His father, J. C. Rob-
inson, is a merchant and cattleman at present making his home in
Globe. His mother was Miss Louise Porter, sister of J. N. Porter,
a financier and cattleman well known throughout the Southwest.
Mr. Robinson came to Arizona at the age of eleven, completed the
common school course, spent four years in the University of Arizona,
and was graduated from a business college in Los Angeles
in 1901. His first position was with the First National
Bank of Clifton, where he was soon made Assistant Cashier,
and remained three years. He was then elected Vice President
of the Bank of Safford. In 1907 he went to Globe to become
Cashier of the First National Bank, w r hich position he has since held.



James N. Robinson

He is associated with J. W. Young in a large cattle range at the
foot of the Final Mountains. Mr. Robinson has always taken an
active part in the meetings of the Arizona Bankers' Associations, and
in 1903, at the time he held the position of Assistant Cashier of the
First National Bank of Clifton, was one of the youngest bank officials
in the United States. Even at this age he showed much ability as .1
banker, and it w r as largely due to the work of Mr. Robinson and Mr.
Greer, now President of the First National Bank of Globe, that the
First National Bank of Clifton developed into one of the strongest fi-
nancial institutions of the State. Mr. Robinson is a member of the
Masonic Lodge and the B. P. O. Elks, and while not an officer at the
time the Elks' home was built in Globe, he was one of the most active
members, and served on a number of committees. Mr. Robinson was
married to Miss Mollie Andrus, a native of Colorado, whose father
is a well know r n mining engineer in Globe. They have one son,
Robert A., and make their home in Globe, where Mr. and Mrs.
Robinson are socially well known and popular.


Merchants Bank & Trust Co.

prominent in commercial progressiveness, is both conservative and
stable, and commands the highest respect not only of its patrons and
the local public, but of the banking world in general. The Mer-
chants Bank & Trust Company was organized in 1907 and has a paid
in capital of $50,000.00. The bank transacts a general bank-
ing business, giving most careful attention to accounts of individuals
or corporations, and has both a commercial and savings department.
W. J. Corbett is president; John Mets, vice president, and IKrd
Brooks, secretary; William M. Pryce, assistant secretary; and the di-
rectors are Fred Fleishman, Alexander Rossi, John B. Ryland, W. J.
Corbett, John I. Reilly, John Heidel and J. Knox Corbett.

W. J. CORBETT, president of the Merchants' Bank & Trust Com-
pany, has been connected with the financial and commercial life of the
city for upwards of thirty years. Mr. Corbett is of Scotch-French
extraction, though the family for several generations have been resi-
dents of Sumter, S. C., where W. J. Corbett was born. Mr.
Corbett served as assistant postmaster during the term of Dr. Lord in
the capacity of postmaster, and for several years was in the government
service as paymaster under Major Comegys. He was one of
the organizers of the Merchants Bank & Trust Company. Mr. Cor-
bett married Miss Creary, also a native of South Carolina, and in the
social life of Tucson she is well known and a woman of very pleasing
personality. They have two sons, Franklin and James, both associated
with their father in business.

JOHN METS, vice president of the Merchants Bank & Trust Com-
pany was born in Morgan City, Utah, but came to Arizona while
young. He is secretary of the Arizona Building & Loan Association.
He is an Elk and served one term as Exalted Ruler. He has also been
secretary to the Pima County Supervisors. Mrs. Mets is a native of
Tucson, and daughter of Colonel Robert E. Woods. She was edu-
cated in the east and graduated from a school of dramatic art in St.
Louis. She is an associate member of the Saturday Morning Musical
Club and one of the leaders of society in the Old Pueblo. They have
three children, John, Philip and Virginia.

BYRD BROOKS, secretary of the Merchants Bank & Trust Company,
has been with this institution since it was founded. Before he assumed
his present position he was for ten years connected with The Consoli-
dated National Bank of Tucson, and gained a thorough knowledge of
the financial needs and requirements of the Tucson public. Previous
to coming to Arizona Mr. Brooks had experience in the banking busi-
ness in Hillsboro, Texas, his native state.





May Day, Phoenix Kindergarten

By Lucy Terrill Ellis

In the city of Phoenix is a small corner of the earth where Ari-
zonans of the Lilliput type are preparing for school days. It has no
first person singular for we are the youngest and sweetest order of the
true brotherhood and a prophecy of the beauty of community life.
Should you take measurements you would jot down 150 ft. front by
125 ft. deep, but kinders do not work with figures or finance. Should
you ask us who we are we would answer with Peter Pan, "We are
Joy! Joy!! Joy!!!" As young apostles of Civics, we have made an
ugly, unkempt corner lot a delight to our neighbors, a pleasure to
tourists, and a paradise for the babies of Phoenix. The garden is the
gateway to the farm, so we delight in calling ourselves Kindercrofters.
We entered not only the Educational Department of the Arizona
Fair, but with the fearlessness of natural children, dared knock at the
door of Agriculture. "Come in," said the big farmer to the little
farmer, "and feast with us." That sounded like old time hospitality,
when there w T as room for the children. Generosity is native to the
rural life. Our place cards were prizes for our lettuce and radishes,
and we were as happy as Froebel when some dream child whispered
to him, "Call your new system of education Kindergarten." Our
thrill of delight came through the knowledge that we were a part of
the progressive growth of the valley. We were to take the initiative
step in the world's right way to fight the great enemy, tuberculosis,
by putting the young child in God's great out of doors, covering him
with Arizona sunshine, filling him with Arizona ozone. For several


Children at Plaj r , Phoenix Kindergarten

years we were homeless, depending on the churches for our workshop,
then we awoke one morning to find that we had been Madonna
kissed, that in our valley was a Garden Mother. She led us into a
garden, in which there was a home, and it was ours. The house is a
portable, for our city is growing, and the Kindergarten, to be properly
placed, must be in a garden away from the busy mart. We can lift the
sides of our house and let the out of doors come in, or open them and
go out to it. God Almighty first planted a garden. It was the antici-
pated home of his highest creation, man. The daily intercourse of the
child with nature, the out of door life, the filling of the lungs w r ith
pure air, little feet touching Mother Earth, little hands digging, plant-
ing, watering, pulling and watching the unfolding of plant life, is true
education. Aristotle, Comenius, Rousseau, Pestalozzi and Froebel
had caught the great thought of God, but to Froebel falls the honor of
applying it to education. "The education of man is the evolution of
the child." said he. Pestalozzi had said, "Education is a development,
not an acquirement. Educate through the child's natural activities,
work from within out." Watching the child before he was six, Froe-
bel said, "I will prepare him for school life by developing his three-
fold nature through his activities. I will put him in a Kindergarten."

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