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life of the city. They have three children, John Hughes, Florence
Mary and Alice Gaither. A booster by nature, an Arizona booster
from conviction, of genial disposition and enjoying a large circle of
friends, this well known merchant is on the road to success, but all his
prosperity he attributes to advertising, and not a week passes that he
does not let the people hear something about lie Hanny, u'fio sells
furnishings and clothes for men.


W H O S \V H O

ROBERT L. PINYAN, chief of police of Globe, Arizona, and assessor
and tax collector ex-officio, is a native of Arkansas, having been born
at Pea Ridge, in 1869. He is the son of George W. and Nancy Daw-
son Pinyan. Mr. Pinyan was educated in the common schools of Ar-

kansas and Colorado. He came to

Arizona in 1900, located at Globe
and commenced work as a miner
with the United Globe Mining
Company. He showed such marked
ability that he was promoted several
times and held the position of fore-
man when he was appointed chief of
police. After having served a short
term by appointment he announced
himself as a candidate in the primary
election, and from a field of nine re-
ceived a large majority, his work
having been so satisfactory that the
business and professional men of the
town united and worked for his elec-
tion. He is chairman of the board of
school trustees, and will have charge
of the erection of a high school with-
in the next year. During his term
of office the improvements in the
Globe city schools have been marked
and the system at the present time is
considered one of the best in the
state. Chief Pinyan is not only one

of the ablest officers in the state and leader in the civic life of Globe,
but is also prominent in fraternal circles, being a member of the Elks
and Mystic Circle. He was united in marriage with Miss Ellen Bal-
mear, of Animas City, Colorado, and to the union have been born four
bright and interesting children, two boys, Charles and Leslie, and two
girls, Ruth and Sunshine.

TRAVELERS in Northern Arizona no longer dread the trip to St.
Johns, as the Holbrook and Springerville Stage line, on which three
Stanley Steamers are used, is now rated as one of the best in the
Southwest, and the ride is considered a pleasure. The automobiles
leave Holbrook daily, making the trip one way, each day, while an
extra car is kept in reserve at all times. The route is through Wood-
ruff, Hunt, Concho and St. Johns to Springerville. The machines
are in the hands of competent drivers, who are also mechanicians and
the old fear of an accident loses its terror on the new line. Parks
Brothers, who control the line, have spared no expense to make the



service first class and throughout the state the reputation they have
established by the manner in which they conduct the line is enviable.
The automobile leaves the Holbrook Hotel every day at 9 :30 a. m.
and arrives in Springerville before supper time. The roads have been
put into good condition and the trip, often taken by tourists as a re-
creation, is becoming more* popular with continued success. The low
rate, $13.00 for the round trip, makes the trip one of the cheapest of
its kind in the state, and the lack of railroad connections to the county
seat of Apache is but little missed at present.

BENJAMIN BROWN, live stock dealer and real estate man, has with-
out doubt handled more cattle and sheep than any other man in
Northern Arizona, during the 32 years he has been in the state,
having come here in 1880. He not only handles many sheep and

cattle but has also been active in
the handling of ranches and other
real estate. Three brothers came
to Holbrook, spent the winter
along the Colorado and later mov-
ed south. Mr. Brown then went to
Nutrioso in the spring of 1881,
started in the cattle and lumber
business and has been actively en-
gaged in different pursuits since
that time. He brought the first
sawmill to the head of the Colo-
rado River, hauling it in from
Utah with teams. He manufac-
tured lumber for a score of years
and after he retired his descend-
ants took up the business and are
still engaged in the work. He is
the father of nine children, eight
girls and one son, eight of whom
are living, and Mr. Brown is the
grandfather of 35 grandchildren,
and nine great-grandchildren. Al-
though nearly three score and ten
Mr. Brown is hale and hearty
and still as active as his grand-
children. His parents, Mr. and

Mrs. Lorenzo Brown, crossed the plains with the Mormon caravan
in 1848, and after having played an active part in the development of
the state of Utah, came to Arizona, where both died several years
ago. They were both exiled with other members of their faith from
Nauvoo, 111., in the early forties, Mr. Brown being but a babe when



the colony was expelled. Although without political aspiration, he
has often been urged to accept political offices, hut preferred to attend
to his home duties, and the different enterprises to which he gave
attention, but he has been a power in the Democratic party.

M. C. HANKINS, mayor of the City of Douglas, was born in Cald-
well County, Texas, August 5, 1877, and is the son of Lola G. and
John M. Hankins. His parents having been in moderate circum-
stances, he received his education entirely in the public schools and at

the age of sixteen, was com-
pelled to begin earning his
own living. His first posi-
tion was with a general mer-
cantile establishment near his
home, with whom he remain-
ed seven years. In Decem-
ber, 1900', he left for Ari-
zona and landed in Bisbee.
Having been unable to secure
employment in his accustom-
ed line, he took a position
with the Copper Queen Com-
pany at the smelter, and has
been in their employ almost
continuously since that time.
He now holds the position of
assistant foreman of the re-
duction works at Douglas.
Air. Hankins has always
been an interested worker in
political matters for his party
but has never held an elec-
tive position, having been ap-
pointed to his present position of mayor to fill the unexpired term of
J. H. Baker, resigned. He is also County Chairman of the Demo-
cratic Central Committee, and these constitute the only political hon-
ors ever bestowed upon him. Mr. Hankins is also actively interested
in fraternal affairs, is a member of the Elks, Odd Fellows, and Wood-
men of the World, and has held the position of Council Commander
of the latter association. He is married and has one daughter, Lola
Emma Hankins.

Arizona's largest and most notable industries which emerged from an
enterprise whose history is the history of Flagstaff, and dates back to
the year 1882. In that year Edward Aver, of Chicago, began to build
a mill there. The Aver Lumber Company was soon formed, but was


later disposed of to D. M. Riordan, who carried on the business under
the title of The Arizona Lumber Company. In July, 1887, this mill
in the wilderness was destroyed by fire, but the capital and enterprise
behind the new management were soon manifested, order was evolved
out of chaos, and a new and improved mill erected on the old site.
The title of the company was then changed to The Arizona Lumber
& Timber Company. Under the new conditions a decided increase of
business resulted and their success was continuous until 1898, when
another fire occasioned extremely heavy losses during their busiest sea-
son. Once again, however, negotiations were entered into for the re-
building of the plant, the plans for the new one aiming to make it the
finest sawmill in the West and one of the most complete in the world,
in the construction of which every known precaution against fire was
taken. Since the completion of this modern plant, the business of the
company has continued to increase and its trade now extends not only
throughout Arizona but through the adjacent territory in the United
States and Mexico. The Arizona Lumber & Timber Company also
owns and controls the Central Arizona Railroad Company, through
ownership of stock. In addition to the lumber business the members
of the company are also interested in stock raising.

CHARLES A. GREENL^W, manager of the Greenlaw Lumber Com-
pany, of Flagstaff, w T as born at St. Stephens, New Brunswick, in
1855, but was reared and educated in the State of Maine, where the
family removed when he was very young. Brought up in the midst
of a purely lumber country, he became thoroughly familiar with every
detail of the business, and was thereby fitted in a practical way for his
present position. Mr. Greenlaw went to Minneapolis in 1877, where
he was engaged in lumber business for three years, when he moved
further west and lumbered on the divide in Colorado. He came to
Flagstaff in 1882, before the railroad was run through, and for sev-
eral years was identified with the Ayer Lumber Company, but in 1886
he formed a partnership with his brother, E. F. Greenlaw, under the
firm name of Greenlaw Brothers, who had a large mill and became
contractors for the Arizona Lumber & Timber Company. From the
firm of Greenlaw Brothers was finally evolved the present firm of
Greenlaw Lumber Company, which is one of the most substantial and
prosperous enterprises of its kind in the state. In politics he is
Republican, and has served one term as member of the Board
of Supervisors. Mr. Greenlaw is prominently known in the Masons,
Odd Fellows and Elks. He was married in 1883 to Miss Eleanor
Lamport, and they have one of the finest homes in Flagstaff. Their
family consists of two sons and four daughters. The oldest son, Eben,
is associated with the Greenlaw Lumber Company.


W H () S WHO

Walter Douglas



WALTER DOUGLAS, General Manager of the Phelps, Dodge & Co.
mining interests, was born in Quebec, Canada, December 19, 1870,
and is the son of James and Naomi Douglas. Mr. Douglas received
his education at Upper Canada, Morrin, and the Royal Military
Colleges, all of Canada, and took a post graduate course in the School
of Mines of Columbia University, New York. He came to Arizona in
1890, when he became Engineer of the Commercial Mining Co. of
Prescott ; in 1892 he became associated with the Consolidated Kansas
City Smelting & Refining Co. as metallurgist, but in 1894 returned
to Arizona and has since been associated with the Phelps, Dodge &
Co. interests, of which he was made General Manager in 1910. Be-
ing unable to secure proper concessions from the large railroads in
the southwest, the interests which he represented, under his direction,
built their own lines, the El Paso & Southwestern, the only road of
its length that was built without a floating debt. Mr. Douglas is
Vice President of this road ; President of the El Paso & Southwestern
R. R. of Texas, of the Mexico & Colorado R. R., Second Vice Presi-
dent of the El Paso & Northeastern, and is director in a number of
enterprises in Arizona and New Mexico. He is a member of the
American Institute of Mining Engineers, American Academy of
Political and Social Science, and the National Geographical Society.
He is also a member of the Engineers, Rocky Mountain, Columbia
University, and Santa Barbara and Warren District Country Clubs.
Mr. Douglas was married in September, 1902, to Miss Edith Bell, of
Ottawa, Canada. Their present home is Warren, Arizona, and Santa
Barbara, California.

STUART W. FRENCH, General Manager of the Copper Queen
Consolidated Mining Company, has been associated with the Com-
pany since 1899, w r hen he came to Bisbee to accept a position as As-
sistant Superintendent. Mr. French was born in Dansville, N. Y.,
in 1867, and is the son of B. W. and Martha Brown French. Most
of his early life was spent in Chicago, however, where his father was
General Manager of one of the large Insurance Companies. In Chi-
cago Mr. French attended the public schools, and prepared in the
High School for admission to Amherst College, from which he was
graduated in 1889. He returned then to Chicago and took a position
with the Home Fire Insurance Company. Later he established a
local and general agency of his own, and in partnership with others
was engaged in the insurance business until he came to Arizona. In
1904, when a change was instituted in the organization of the Copper
Queen Consolidated Mining Company, Mr. French w r as made As-
sistant General Manager, and in 1910 was promoted to his present
position. He is also an officer and director in the Improvement Com-
panies of Bisbee and Douglas, and was one of the organizers and



Stuart W. French



first President of the Douglas Country Club. While the interests of
the Copper Queen demand his attention at both Bisbee and Douglas,
Mr. French makes his home at the latter city, where both he and
Mrs. French, formerly Miss Helen Stevison, take an active part in
the life of the community.

JOHX CAMPBELL GREEXWAY, general manager of the Calumet &
Arizona Mining Company, Warren, Arizona, was born in Huntsville,
Alabama, July 6, 1872, the son of Dr. Gilbert Christian Greenway
and Alice (White) Greenway. He is descended of a notable line of
Southerners, his father and grandfather having been soldiers under the
Confederate flag. Isaac Shelby, first Governor of Kentucky, and Capt.
John Campbell, of King's Mountain fame, are two members of the
family whose names stand out conspicuously in the history of Colonial

Mr. Greenway, who ranks today with the world's greatest mine
managers, had splendid educational advantages, but to this he added
practical experience which has fitted him for his present place in the
mining world. He was graduated from the Episcopal High School at
Alexandria, Virginia, then entered Andover Academy at Andover,
Massachusetts. He attended the University of Virginia and from
there went to Yale University, where he received his technical train-
ing. He w T as a conspicuous figure in Yale from his freshman year,
when he was chosen a member of the "University" football team. He
was graduated with the degree of Ph. B. ; was voted president of his
class, also the most popular man. He played right end on the famous
McCormick and Hinkey football elevens of 1892 and 1893 and was
catcher for the famous "Dutch" Carter on the Varsity baseball nines
of those years, an athletic career which is part of the history of the

Upon leaving college, Mr. Greenway sought to learn the practical
side of the steel business, beginning at the very bottom. His first em-
ployment was as helper in the Duquesne furnaces of the Carnegie Steel
Company, where he worked for a dollar and thirty-two cents per day.
In time he was advanced to the post of foreman of the mechanical
department and was thus engaged when the Spanish-American war
was declared in 1898.

Leaving his work, he hastened alone to San Antonio, Texas, and
there enlisted as a private in the famous Rough Rider Regiment, of
which Theodore Roosevelt was colonel. He served throughout the
war with his regiment, and brief though those hostilities were, was
twice promoted, on one occasion for "bravery and gallantry in action".
He was promoted to Second Lieutenant, and at the battle of San Juan
Hill was advanced to First Lieutenant because of the extraordinary
courage displayed by him in that historic engagement. He was also
recommended to Congress by Colonel Roosevelt for the brevet of



Captain John C. Greenway

IN A R I Z O N A 467

Captain. In his history of the "Rough Riders," Colonel Roosevelt
paid a splendid tribute to Captain Greenway, referring to him as

"A strapping fellow, entirely fearless, modest and quiet, with the
ability to take care of the men under him so as to bring them to the
highest point of soldierly perfection, to be counted upon with absolute
certainty in every emergency; not only doing his duty, but always on
the watch to find some new duty which he could construe to be his,
ready to respond with eagerness to the slightest suggestion of doing
something, whether it was dangerous or merely difficult and laborious."

Returning from Cuba with a splendid war record, Greenway re-
entered the steel business and after a year was appointed Assistant Su-
perintendent of the United States Steel Corporation's mines at Ishpem-
ing, Michigan. His work in this connection was of such high calibre,
that when the Steel Corporation purchased of J. J. Hill the Great
Northern Iron Ore lease on the Mesaba Range in Northern Minne-
sota, he was chosen for the post of General Superintendent of the un-
dertaking. This, by the way, was one of the most extensive opera-
tions ever launched by the great corporation, and Mr. Greenway's
conduct of it was a personal triumph almost as celebrated as the fa-
mous Hill ore lands themselves.

Going to the range in the late summer of 1906, Captain Greenway
located the town of Coleraine on the shore of a picturesque lake and
began the work immediately. His entire stay in that region was char-
acterized by a perfection of organization in which regard for the hun-
dreds of men who worked under him was mingled with a strict disci-
pline which made the enterprise one of the great industrial successes of
this generation. In addition to the actual work of superintending the
operation of the plant, Captain Greenway also served as monitor of
the town and its people. He encouraged home building, governed
the place with an iron hand in the matter of gambling and other forms
of dissipation and in addition, caused the installation of various utili-
ties and numerous public conveniences. These latter included a li-
brary, a perfectly equipped hospital, a school building costing $75,000,
an athletic field and extensive parks. His other public services in-
cluded his inducing the Steel Corporation to install the sewer, water
and light systems of the town without expense to the employees.

A writer in "The World Today," referring to him and his work on
the Mesaba Range, characterized him :

"A man of exemplar}' habits, who inhibits dissipation by example;
a tireless worker, this man who does things is of that new type of
Americans who can serve corporations and at the same time serve their
day and generation."

Upon the completion of his work in the Mesaba region, Captain
Greenway, 1910, accepted the appointment as General Manager of the
mining operations of the Calumet & Arizona Mining Company of
Bisbee, Arizona. His offices are located at Warren, a suburb of Bis-



P. G. Beckett


bee, and in the handling of the affairs of the company he has displayed
the same talent for effective organization and telling results that dis-
tinguished him in his previous work.

The Calumet & Arizona Mining Company is the lustiest young
copper giant of Arizona, now ranking as the tenth largest copper pro-
ducer in the world and just beginning to get into its stride. The
Calumet & Arizona Mining Company is the only large copper com-
pany in Arizona not running its own stores and railroad, considering
it both a fair and let-live policy to leave such side issues to others.

The Calumet & Arizona Mining Company is now building the
most modern smelter in the world for its increasing tonnage of Bisbee
ores, at Douglas, and under Mr. Greenway's aggressive management
is acquiring additional properties of promise in many Arizona camps.

In addition to his professional work, Captain Greenway has taken
an active personal interest in public affairs and while he has never
been a seeker for public office, has been a steadfast supporter of Colonel
Roosevelt in political matters. The two men became close personal
friends during their army days and this has lasted, growing steadily

Mr. Greenway was one of the sponsors of the National Progres-
sive Party and was one of the self-constituted committee which
brought that party into being by inviting and personally escorting
Colonel Roosevelt to the Progressive National Convention held in
Orchestra Hall, in Chicago in June, 1912.

He was nominated by the Progressive Party as presidential elector
of the State of Arizona, was a member of the Board of Regents of the
University of Arizona, is President of the Yale Alumni Association of
Arizona, President of the Warren District Country Club and a
member of the Sons of the American Revolution.

PERCY GORDON BECKETT, general manager of the Old Dominion
Copper Mining & Smelting Co., Globe, Arizona, is a mining engineer
of much ability and varied experience. He was born in Quebec, Can-
ada, in 1882, and came to Arizona in 1904, and for two years was
employed by the Copper Queen Consolidated Mining Company in
their engineering department at Bisbee. In 1906 he went to the
Phelps Dodge Sierra de Cobre property at Cananea, Mexico, where he
remained for one year, and then went to South America as mine super-
intendent of the Capillitas Copper Company of Argentine, spent one
year in this position and returning to Bisbee, re-entered the employ of
the Copper Queen. In 1909 and 1910 he was superintendent for the
Phelps Dodge Company at Courtland, Arizona, of properties which
that company held under option, and the following year again went
to Bisbee to accept a position as assistant superintendent of the mine
department at the Copper Queen mine. In August, 1912, Mr.
Beckett was appointed to his present position, and has since made his
headquarters at Globe.


\V H S W H O

Grant H. Dowell

[ N A R I Z () X A 471

GRANT H. DOWELL, Assistant General Manager of the Copper
Queen Consolidated Mining Company, was born in Lexington, 111.,
in 1866, and is the son of Alanley and Julia Good Dowell. Mr.
Dowell was educated in the public schools and prepared to teach, to
which profession he devoted ten years, mostly in Kansas. He then
took a position as private secretary to Mr. H. R. Simpson, General
Manager of the El Paso Smelting Works. His next move was to
Douglas, where he took a position with his present employers as
metallurgical accountant and ore buyer, and from there he went to
Globe to act as superintendent of the Old Dominion Copper Com-
pany. From the beginnirg Mr. Dowell's efforts in this particular
line of work have been attended with success in such a degree as to
receive the marked appreciation of his employers, as each move has
been an advancement along the line, and his present position, Assist-
ant General Marager, is one for which is selected only the man
capable of showing results in the handling of the many intricate
questions attendant upon the responsible position which he holds.
Mr. Dowell is a Mason and a man of public spirit, interested in civic
and political matters, but not aggressively so. He was married in
1898 to Miss Anna B. Davidson of Eureka, Kansas. They have one
daughter, Isabel Ruth.

GERALD FITZ GERALD SHERMAN, superintendent mine department,
Copper Queen Consolidated Mining Company, was born at Milton,
Ulster County, N. Y., November 9, 1871. His parents were John
and Elizabeth Hallock Sherman. In 1883 Mr. Sherman's parents
removed to Boise City, Idaho, where his father was engaged in irri-
gation work, and there he attended the public schools for several years.
In 1887 he went to Butte, Montana, for a year as rodman of con-
struction party of the Montana Union Railway engaged in building
extensions and spurs to the various mines. For a year or two after
that he was engaged at intervals as instrument man on various irriga-
tion surveys, including six months as level man on the irrigation
branch of the U. S. Geological Survey. From 1890 to 1894 he at-
tended the School of Mines at Columbia University, and in the latter
year was graduated as Civil Engineer. He then served one year as
Assistant Engineer on the construction of the Owhyee Land & Irrigat-
ing Company's canal in Owyhee County, Idaho, and from that time
until April, 1896, was engaged in private practice, which included the
gauging of streams for the U. S. Geological Survey in Western Idaho
and Eastern Oregon. In the latter year he went to Grass Valley,
California, where, for three and one-half years he worked as clerk, as-
sayer, mill superintendent, and assistant superintendent for the Origi-
nal Empire Mill & Mining Company; and for the succeeding four
and one-half years w r as employed by the North Star Mines Company
of the same district, most of the time as assistant superintendent. In

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