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tives in the First State Legislature, was born in Kentucky in 1870,

Andrew Richmond Lym-h

but has been brought up and educated in the West, as the family
moved to Kansas when Mr. Lynch was but three years old.
In 1907 and 1908 he was County Superintendent of Schools,
and in 1910 was elected to the Constitutional Convention. The next


year he was elected to his present office, and at the first session of the
Legislature was an opponent of Mr. Bradner for the position of
Speaker. During that session he served on some of the most im-
portant committees, and he is now serving on the Judiciary, Corpora-
tions, Style, Revision and Compilation, and Code Committees. Mr.
Lynch w y as married in 1899 to Miss Jennie Youngclaus, and with
their family, Clarence, Alma, Emma and Ruth, they make their home
in Safford.

JOHN W. MURPHY, member of the House of Representatives from
Gila County, and attorney at law, is a comparatively recent arrival
in Arizona, having come from the East but a few years ago to practice
his profession in Globe. He soon succeeded in building up a practice
and becoming well known in Gila County, and for a time was Assist-
ant District Attorney. Prior to his election to the First State Legis-
lature he has not been a candidate for political position in the State.
In the regular session he was Chairman of the Judiciary Committee,
and at the special session was again appointed to this position, as well
as member of the Code Revision and Counties and County Affairs

FRANKLIN IVY Cox, attorney at law, was born at Belmont, Texas,
December 5, 1856. His father, Ivy H. Cox, was a native of Virginia,
and a minister of the M. E. Church. His mother, whose maiden
name was Mary Jane Cook, was a native of Alabama. In 1868 the
family moved to California and settled in San Diego, where his edu-
cation was received mainly. Mr. Cox tells that his first business
venture was in raising bees there, in association with J. S. Harbison,
and looks back on the experience with considerable satisfaction. After
studying law with Chase & Leach in San Diego, he came to Phoenix
in 1879, where, two years later, he was admitted to the bar. In 1883
he married Mrs. Annie Boyd, and they still make their home in Phoe-
nix. Always a consistent Democrat, Mr. Cox served four consecutive
terms as District Attorney of Maricopa County, being first elected in
1884. He was also Judge Advocate General of Arizona during the
administration of Governor B. J. Franklin. While Arizona was a
territory he was often urged to run for Congress, and upon her ad-
mission as a state, he was requested to become a candidate for United
States Senator. He has declined all political honors for many years,
however, and now devotes his entire time to the practice of his profes-
sion and to the raising of cattle, in which he is interested. Mr. Cox
is a Knight Templar and Shriner, being Past Potentate of El Zaribah
1 emple of the Mystic Shrine, and is also a member of many social
clubs, among them the Arizona, the California and the Jonathan
Clubs, the latter two of Los Angeles.



Franklin Ivy Cox



PAUL CHANEY THORNE, one of Arizona's able attorneys, and
official reporter of the Supreme Court of the State, although a
descendant of a distinguished Southern family, is a native of Wis-
consin. He was born in Appleton, in November, 1874. His mother,

Elizabeth Clark, was a
member of the well-
known Maryland family
in Prince George Coun-
ty, of that name, whose
history is associated with
the history of the State.
Mr. Thome's father,
Col. Gerrit T. Thorne,
was a noted attorney in
Wisconsin, and his uncle*
Harlow S. Orton, was
Chief Justice of the Su-
preme Court of Wiscon-
sin. Mr. Thorne re-
ceived his early educa-
tion in the public schools
of Wisconsin and Illi-
nois. From 1896 to
1899 he w r as private
secretary to Chief Jus-
tice Cassody, of Wiscon-
sin, during which time
he undertook and com-
pleted the law course at
the University of Wis-
consin. In July of the
latter year he removed

to Salt Lake City, was admitted to practice in Utah, and followed
his profession there for about two years. He then went to Cali-
fornia, and for about one year practiced in Los Angeles, where he
was married in 1902 to Miss Julia M. Quayle, of Stockton, Cali-
fornia. They located in Tucson, but after a stay of several years
returned to California. There he became Secretary of the Execu-
tive Committee of the Democratic State Central Committee in 1906,
and made a notable record during the Bell campaign. In 1908,
returning to Arizona, he located in Globe, and later in Phoenix, his
present home. He has occupied his present position since Statehood.
Mr. Thorne is a member of Globe Lodge No. 389, B. P. O. E., the
Knights of Pythias, and Beta Gamma Chapter of Delta Tau Delta
fraternity of the University of Wisconsin. He is also custodian of the
State Law Library.



WILLIAM M. PRYCE, superintendent of the Public Schools of Pima
County, and assistant secretary of the Merchants Bank & Trust Co.,
has been a resident of Tucson since 1901. He is the son of William
D. Pryce and Eleanor Jones Pryce, both natives of Pennsylvania,
where they were married, but shortly moved westward and were
numbered among the pioneers of the State of Iowa. The subject of
our sketch was born in Red Oak, Iowa, July 20, 1875, and in that

William M. Pryce

state he received his education and spent the early years of his life.
On coming to Tucson he accepted a position with the Arizona Bank
& Trust Company, which he retained until 1905, when he became a
member of the firm of Lee, Drachman & Pryce, real estate dealers,
and in 1908 he was elected superintendent of the schools of the coun-
ty. Since April, 1911, he has been assistant secretary of the Mer-
chants Bank & Trust Company. Mr. Pryce is a Republican in poli-
tics and a member of the Central Committee of that party. On



April 18, 1906, he was married to Miss Bernice Cheyney, a native of
Arizona, whose parents were residents of Tombstone in its early days.
Mr. and Mrs. Pryce have three children, William M., Jr., aged five,
Frances Eleanor, aged three, and Edith Ann.

T. P. HOWARD, Superintendent of Schools of Gila County, was
born in Carthage, Mo., December 31, 1869. After finishing the pub-
lic school course at his home he attended the Collegiate Institute at
Marionville, Mo., where he remained two years, and entered the Pre-
paratory Department
of Northwestern Uni-
versity, from which he
was graduated in 1893.
In April of that year
he left school for a
time with several hun-
dred other students,
and acted as Colum-
bian Guard at the
World's Fair in Chi-
cago, but in September
re-entered the Univer-
sity and finished the
freshman work. The
following summer he
was offered a position
in the Grammar
Schools of his home
town, which he accept-
ed. He taught but one
year, however, and in
the fall of 1895 enter-
ed the University of
Missouri, where he
completed the courses in Pedagogy and Military Science and Tactics,
and was graduated with the degree of B. A. During his course at
the University of Missouri he was among its most capable athletes
and was captain of the football team. He was also member of the
Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He has been in Arizona since
1904, and during his first five years here held a position in the offices
of the Old Dominion Copper Mining & Smelting Company. He
was elected to his present position in 1911, and under his supervision
the schools of Gila County are gradually attaining the high standard
of public schools in the much older communities of the East. Mr.
Howard is a progressive man in school work, and one of the best
qualified superintendents in the State.



JAMES ANDREW WOODS, Superintendent of Schools of Graham
County, is one of the pioneer educators of Arizona. He was born in
Iron County, Utah, in 1859, where his parents, James Tickner and
Annie Chandler Woods, made their home for many years. His father
was a baker and confectioner by trade, but adapted himself to condi-
ditions on the frontier and worked as farmer, miner and stock raiser.
Mr. Woods came to Arizona in 1876, at the age of 17, having finished

James Andrew Woods

the high school course in Utah. He spent a short time in the north-
ern part of the state, then went to Prescott and passed a teachers' ex-
amination. After this he had a school district laid out, secured an
appropriation, and taught one of the first country schools in that dis-
trict, which is now Winslow. He continued as teacher for eighteen
years, and during his vacations was engaged in farming, stock raising
and lumbering, making the best of existing conditions. He was elect-
ed County Superintendent in the general election of 1908, but on the
formation of Greenlee County from a portion of Graham County,

394 \V H O ' S WHO

under Territorial Law, owing to the classification of the County, the
Probate Judge acted as Ex-Officio Superintendent of County Schools.
At the death of Judge Thomas S. Bunch, how r ever, in May, 1911,
Mr. Woods was appointed to fill both these positions, which he did
with credit until February 14, 1912, when the state officials were
sworn in. He has been greatly interested in the development of
education within the state, and is now serving his third term as Super-
intendent of Graham County Schools. He w T as recently offered a
position with a salary nearly twice as great as that which he receives
at present, but he refused to accept it until he shall have fulfilled the
contract which he made with the voters of Graham County when they
elected him Superintendent of their schools. Mr. Woods has also
served as School Trustee, Mayor, and Justice of the Peace at Thatch-
er, his home town. During his nine years as Justice but one case was
appealed from his court, and in that his decision was confirmed by the
District Court. Mr. Woods was united in marriage with Miss Lo-
vina Brimhall, daughter of a well known farmer of Tempe, and to
the marriage have been born twelve children, five sons and seven
daughters, eleven of whom are living. He has also six grandsons and
two granddaughters. He is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter Day Saints and is a High Priest in the Church. He was
called on a mission to Mexico, but owing to the uprising there, did
not fill it. Like many other old timers, Mr. Woods has seen service
on Indian trails for the recovery of stolen animals and carrying mess-
ages, and has many times narrowly escaped death at the hands of the
Apaches during their raids, especially that of Geronimo.

N. C. LAYTOX, Superintendent of Public Schools of Coconino
County, is one of the most capable and well known educators of the
State, and has been engaged in school \vork since 1895. He served
one term as State Superintendent of Public Instruction, and in terri-
torial days was County Superintendent for eight years. A pioneer
in school work here, he has done much for the advancement of the
public schools, has always been actively interested in educational
meetings, a close student of methods, and his work has constantly
shown the results of his progressive tendencies. Mr. Layton was
born at Lafayette, Ind., where he w r as also reared. He was edu-
cated at public and private schools, but his education has been greatly
amplified by years of reading and study. A man of pleasing person-
ality and widely known, he is popular throughout the State, and is a
strong factor in the Republican party, of which he is a staunch sup-
porter. He came to Arizona in 1883 and before getting into school
w r ork was employed as shipping clerk by some of the large lumber



H. H. Donkersley

H. H. DONKERSLEY, Major Second Battalion, N. G. A., was born
February 1.5, 1864, in Marquette, Michigan, where his father, Cor-
nelius Donkersley, was Superintendent of the M. H. & O. Railroad.
The family later removed to Appleton, Wisconsin, and after com-
pleting the public school course, Major Donkersley attended and was
graduated from Lawrence University. He first came to Arizona in
1880, and with the exception of three of the intervening years, spent
in Colorado, has since been a resident of this State, most of the time in
Yuma County. Having served in the National Guard in Wisconsin,
Major Donkersley naturally drifted into the service in Arizona, and
in 1901 enlisted in Company "H" as private, and has gradually ad-
vanced in the service until he attained to his present position of Major
and member of the General Staff. Prior to 1900 he followed freight-
ing, trucking and teaming as a regular occupation, and during that
year formed a partnership, of which he is still a member, to cover
livery, rock crushers and allied interests. During his residence here
Major Donkersley has been active in political affairs, and has served



as Chairman of the Board of Supervisors of Yuma County and three
terms as member of Yuma Council. Fraternally he is connected with
the Elks, Knights of Pythias and Alianza Hispano- Americana; with
the Odd Fellows, of which he is Past Grand, and the Eagles, of which
he is Past Worthy President. Major Donkersley v as married in
1902, in Maricopa County, to Miss Ida M. Crane. They have three
sons, Raymond B., Harry H. and Lee C.

Phil C. Brannen

PHIL C. BRANNEN, Tucson's leading dealer in men's clothing and
furnishings, is one of the most prominent and popular men in the
State, having been associated with the business interests of a number
of the largest towns. Mr. Brannen was born in the Province of
Ontario, Canada, in 1864, but as the family removed to Champaign,
Illinois, when he was but seven years old, he has been brought up and
educated in the United States. He attended the public schools and
took a complete business course at Quincy, Illinois, came west at the
age of twenty-two, and was first employed in a clerical position.
After a time he proceeded to Phoenix, where he was similarly em-

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ployed for five years, and then came to Tucson to take a position with
its leading merchants, L. Zeckendorf & Co. After having been in
charge of their clothing department for four years, he engaged in
partnership with Vic Hanny, under the firm name of Brannen &
Hanny, which was the beginning of the present substantial and success-
ful business now conducted solely by Mr. Brannen, as he bought out
Mr. Hanny 's interests in the firm two years ago, since when the latter
has devoted his attention to his similar business in Phoenix. In addi-
tion to his mercantile business, Mr. Brannen is actively interested in
various enterprises in cattle, mining and banking. He is a director
in the Gila Land & Cattle Company, which has large holdings in the
State ; and in the corporation which has developed the Twin Buttes
Mine. He is also a stockholder in the Consolidated National Bank,
and in the Merchants Bank & Trust Company, of Tucson. Politic-
ally Mr. Brannen is a Democrat, but not actively interested in party
affairs, and has never held an official position at their hands, although
he has on several occasions been urged to allow his name to be used as
a candidate. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus, Elks,
Eagles, A. O. U. W. and Moose, and in the latter order one of the
Board of Trustees, and has been an officer in the Knights of Columbus.
On January 6, 1897, Mr. Brannen was married to Miss Elizabeth
Barry, at Chicago, Illinois, and to them have been born three children,
Dorothv, Phillis and Barrv.

ARTHUR GIBBONS HULETT, Secretary of the Arizona State
Board of Pharmacy, is by means of his thoroughly grounded knowl-
edge of pharmacy and chemistry, eminently qualified to pass upon
the eligibility of applicants before the Board. Mr. Hulett was edu-
cated in the public schools of his native town, Bloomfield, Iowa,
where he was graduated from the High School. In 1885 he entered
the employ of Mitchell Brothers, leading pharmacists of Bloomfield,
as an apprentice, and served two years in that capacity. During this
time he received no salary, but he did receive an invaluable knowl-
edge of, and insight into, practical pharmaceutical work, which
formed the foundation for his later success. This was supplemented
by a private course in chemistry under Professor John Grinslead.
Having been registered as a pharmacist in Iowa, Mr. Hulett went into
business for himself in 1895 at Red Oak, where he remained until
January 1, 1900, then came to Arizona. He located in Phoenix and
became junior member of the firm of Elvey & Hulett, of which he is
also manager. Mr. Hulett has been a member of the Board of Phar-
macy since its organization in 1903, having been appointed a mem-
ber of the Territorial Board by Governor Brodie, and at the first
meeting of the newly appointed Board was elected Secretary, which
position he has since held. Mr. Hulett is a descendant of Thomas
Barber, one of the original settlers of Hartford, Conn., who was



Arthur Gibbons Hulett

born in England in 1614. He is Eminent Commander of Phoenix
Commandery No. 3, and has the distinction of having knighted the
first Knight Templar, C. S. Gilbert, in the new State of Arizona, on
February 19, 1912. He is also a member of the Grand Commandery
of Arizona, and prominently connected with the City Club of
Phoenix. On December 25, 1897, Mr. Hulett was married to Miss
Martha Cook, who is recognized as a musician of ability in Phoenix,
and is Chairman of the Music Department of the Woman's Club.
Their family consists of two daughters, Eleanor F. and Mary J., and
one son, Arthur G., Jr.

EUGENE GRIMES, better known as Jack Tyler, owing to the fact
that he was reared by his grandparents whose name was Tyler, is
president of the Tyler Sheep Company, being associated with George
Babbitt and Leo Verkamp, each holding an equal share. Mr.
Grimes has charge of the flocks and is considered one of the authorities
of the state in the question of sheep and their value. Born in Kan-
kakee, 111., in 1871, he spent his early childhood in that state with
his grandparents, when he came west, coming to Arizona in 1905, by
\vay of California, where he worked as steam engineer. After work-
ing two years for John Hennessy, now a member of the Sheep Sani-



tary Board, Mr. Grimes became associated with the Babbitt Brothers
and Leo Verkamp in the Tyler Sheep Company, which ow y ns several
of the finest flocks in the state, and some of the best animals. This
company is noted throughout the west as a firm which imports only
the best animals obtainable and the products of their flocks are found
throughout the state, and in this manner the general grade of the
sheep of the state is being improved.

Mr. Grimes married Miss Emma Ray of Colorado in 1904, and
to the union have been born three children, Lloyd Eugene, Gordon
and Cecil.

AUSTIN WINFIELD MORRILL, Entomologist and Author, Terri-
torial and State Entomologist since 1909, is a native of ?vlassachusetts
and was born in Tewksbury, September 11, 1880. He is the son of
James and Elvira Webster Morrill. His early training was in the
public schools of his native town and in 1896 he entered the Massa-
chusetts Agricultural College. In 1900 he received the degree of
B. S. from this institution, also from Boston University. For fur-
ther preparation in his chosen profession Mr. Morrill devoted the
next three years to study and research in entomology, zoology and
botany, completing his thesis and receiving the degree of Doctor of
Philosophy in June, 1903, from the graduate department of the
Massachusetts Agricultural College. He was immediately appointed
a field agent of the Bureau of Entomology, U. S. Department of
Agriculture, and continued in the government service for a little
over six years. For three years he was stationed in Texas and
traveled extensively through Mexico and the southern states in con-
nection w r ith investigations of the Mexican cotton boll w^eevil and
other cotton pests. In July, 1906, he was placel in charge of citrus
white fly investigations and established the government laboratory
at Orlando, Florida. He resigned from the government service in
August, 1909, to accept the position of Entomologist of the Arizona
Horticultural Commission and Entomologist of the Arizona Agricul-
tural Experiment Station. He is the originator and holder of let-
ters patent ("Dedicated to the public," no rights reserved), on a
simplified system of fumigating citrus trees. This system, known
as the "Graduated tent system," was first employed in Florida and
is now generally used in California for the control of citrus pests.
Mr. Morrill is the author of numerous government and state bulle-
tins and reports and articles in scientific journals upon original in-
vestigations in entomological subjects. He has also contributed ex-
tensively to agricultural and horticultural papers, being associate
editor of the Southwestern Stockman (Phoenix) and of the Progress-
ive Farmer and Home Builder (Phoenix). He is a fellow in the
American Association for the Advancement of Science, active mem-
ber of the Association of Economic Entomologists, Entomological



Austin Winfleld Morrill

Society of America and Association of Horticultural Inspectors. He
is a Royal Arch Mason and a member of the Phi Sigma Kappa fra-
ternity. Mr. Morrill was married April 29, 1908, to Florence Mc-
Cormick of Dallas, Texas, a daughter of Judge A. P. McCormick of
the United States Circuit Court of Appeals.

JOSEPH B. PATTERSON, wool grower, merchant and capitalist, is
one of the pioneer merchants of Northern Arizona, having opened a
store in St. Johns, Apache County, more than thirty years ago. After
having been in business but a short time his store was destroyed by
fire and he was a heavy loser, but was not dismayed, and his career
was by no means checked by the accident. Mr. Patterson was born
in England in 1853, and came with his parents to America in the
early sixties, and located in Mercer County, Pa. Here he received a
public school education, and afterwards went west and in Idaho, Ne-
vada, Utah and Montana he followed the life of miner and prospec-
tor. Later he was for some time interested in the lumber business in
the western part of New Mexico. On coming to Arizona in 1880 he
decided to locate permanently here, and has always taken a prominent
part in civic, political and social affairs in his vicinity, while in the
business world he is considered one of the most stable and prosperous



in the state. He is one of the large stockholders of the Arizona Co-
operative Mercantile Institution, whose capitalization was recently
increased after a long term of years of success and which is now one
of the strongest and most prosperous corporations in the state. Mr.
Patterson is also a large stockholder in the St. Johns Drug Company.
In 1893 he returned to his birthplace and spent almost two years in
Great Britain and France, and shortly after his return was elected to
the Assembly of the 19th Legislature, in which his record was that
of a conservative, careful man, especially attentive in matters involv-
ing added expense to the communtiy. He is a member of the Church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and in hearty sympathy with all
movements of general interest. He was married at St. Johns in
1881, to Miss Emma Richey, and they have seven children.

John William Arnold

JOHN WILLIAM ARNOLD was born February 26,- 1875, at Burlin-
game, Kansas, spent the early years of his life on his father's farm,
and attended the public schools of the vicinity. He then attended
and was graduated from the High School of Burlingame, and in



1894 began a business course at Sedalia, Mo. In 1896, having com-
pleted the course, he was graduated with the second highest average
in a large class. In August of the same year he accepted a position
at Mineola, Kan., with the C. R. I. & P. Railway as station helper,
which w T as his first railroad experience. He afterward worked for
the same Company in various capacities and at different stations in
Oklahoma and Kansas. In 1904 he first came to Arizona. Here
his first position was as camp foreman with railroad contractors, and
in June of the next year he entered the employ of what is now the
Globe division of the Arizona Eastern Railroad Company as Agent

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