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Gerald F. Sherman

1904 he removed to Bisbee and entered the employ of the Copper
Queen Consolidated Mining Company in immediate charge of the
mines, and has since been promoted to his present position, in charge
of their mine department. Mr. Sherman married Miss Lucy Huntoon.

ROBERT RAE, auditor for Phelps, Dodge & Co., was born in Glas-
gow, Scotland, in 1871, and is the son of John Broadfoot and Mar-
garet Tweed Rae. Mr. Rae was reared and educated in Scotland,
having attended the public schools of Glasgow, and his first position
was with a real estate firm in his native city. He came to America in
1891, located in New York City, and secured a position with the
"New York Herald" as accountant in the business office. He later
became associated with Messrs. Cuthbert, Menzies & Co., Certified
Public Accountants of New York. His next position was with the
Phelp->Dodge interests in New York City, and in 1900 he was sent to
Morenci to enter the employ of the Detroit Copper Mining Company
of Arizona, one of their many holdings in this state. There he re-



Robert Rae

mained for one and one-half years, when he was appointed traveling
auditor for the Company, which position he held until six years ago,
when he was promoted to the position he now holds and which he fills
with eminent satisfaction. Mr. Rae is a specialist in his line of work,
a man of sound principles, liberal minded, and held in very high regard
by those with whom he associates in both business and social affairs.
He was married November 4, 1903, to Miss Anna Tuthill. They
have one little daughter, Margaret Tweed Rae, and make their home
in Douglas. Mr. Rae is a member of the Masonic order and a
director of the Country Club of Douglas.

FOREST RUTHERFORD, Superintendent of the Reduction Works
of the Copper Queen Consolidated Mining Company, was born in
Montreal, Canada, March 24, 1871. His parents are William and
Elizabeth Jackson Rutherford. Mr. Rutherford was educated in
the public schools and later graduated from McGill University,
Montreal, as Mining Engineer, in 1896. For two years subsequent
to this he was employed by the Pueblo Smelting and Refining Com-



pany, of Pueblo, Colorado, when he went to Monterey, Mexico, in
the employ of the Guggenheim interests, where he remained but one
year, having been appointed at that time Chief Chemist, and six
months afterwards Assistant Superintendent of their plant at Aguas
Calientes, Mexico. This position he retained until 1903, when he
entered the employ of the Copper Queen Consolidated Mining Corn-

Forest Rutherford

pany as Assistant Superintendent of Reduction Works. Here the
valuable experience he had acquired in previous positions was used
to so great an advantage and his unvarying application to the affairs
of the Company gave him so complete a mastery of detail that his
years of service as Assistant Superintendent met with the sincere ap-
proval of his employers. On July 1, 1912, he was promoted to the
position of Superintendent, a most substantial testimonial of appre-
ciation of his efforts. Mr. Rutherford is one of the best known
citizens of Douglas, a man who is willing to perform his share in
the affairs of his community, and a member of the Masonic order.



George Kingdon

GEORGE KINGDON, who has recently severed his connections in
Globe to accept a position as general superintendent of the Cananea
Consolidated Copper Company, at Cananea, Sonora, has been asso-
ciated with mining development in Arizona for many years. From
1^07 until his recent resignation he has been superintendent of the
United Globe Mines, assistant superintendent of the Old Dominion
Mining & Smelting Company, and superintendent of the Old Domin-
ion Mine. He was born in Devonshire, England, in 1867, came to
America with an older brother when but a boy, and for several years
worked in various positions in the East. Mr. Kingdon, although not
continuously a resident of Globe since he first came to Arizona in
1883, has been identified with mining operations in this district for
twenty-five years, in the employ of the Old Dominion and United
Globe Copper Companies. In 1883, when the importance of discov-
ery of copper at Bisbee had become generally known Mr. Kingdon
came to Arizona and for three years divided his time between Bisbee
and Tombstone. He came to Globe in 1886 and was in the employ of


the Old Dominion and Phelps Dodge interests until 1898, when he
went to Hanover, near Silver City, N. M., where the Phelps Dodge
Company had undertaken the development of a copper property. He
remained there until 1900 when he was transferred to Picacho, So-
nora, to operate a gold mine owned by the same company, and from
which he shipped eight cars of ore that netted the company $135,000.
In 1901 he went to Nacozari and took charge of the development of
the Moctezuma mine, where he remained until called back to Globe
to direct the mine work for the Old Dominion and United Globe
Companies. He has been there ever since and has been eminently
successful in the development of both properties. Mr. Kingdon was
united in marriage with Miss Maude Kenyon, a descendant of one of
the pioneer families of the Southwest, her father, Charles Kenyon,
being one of the best known figures of the pioneer days of Arizona.
Mr. and Mrs. Kingdon have just returned from an extensive Euro-
pean trip. Both are well known in the social and fraternal life of the
state. Mr. Kingdon is a Mason, while Mrs. Kingdon holds an im-
portant position in the Eastern Star. Throughout the Southwest, and
especially in Northern Mexico, George Kingdon is known as a capable
and successful mining man, and he carries with him in his new field of
effort the best wishes of his manv friends.

JOSEPH PARK HODGSON, mine superintendent of the Copper
Queen Consolidated Mining Company, has recently entered the em-
ploy of of the Copper Queen Company, having come from Ishpeming,
Mich., where he was employed about the iron and copper mines since
1899. During the five years immediately preceding his coming to
Bisbee, Mr. Hodgson was associated with the Breitung interests,
who prior to his connection with them, were ow r ners of large landed
tracts and abundant capital, but with rather unsatisfactory mining
experience. There was a lack of equipment, ore had been badly
graded and fallen into disrepute, and conditions generally were so
unsettled as to require heroic treatment. This Captain Hodgson, as
Assistant Superintendent, determined to administer, and that he car-
ried out his determintaion is best proven by the fact that he soon
rose from the position of Assistant Superintendent to that of Super-
intendent, and then General Superintendent of these large interests.
What had seemed like a losing venture became a noted success. From
one small property at the outset he developed five. He sunk shafts,
found the ore, installed the proper machinery to get it to the surface,
and developed a capacity for production on a scale so economical as
to compare favorably with any. Captain Hodgson was born in
Lancashire, England, August 19, 1869. He attended school until he
passed the grades required by law, and at the age of twelve years
took a position in a store, but after some time, having become dissat-
isfied w r ith the small pay and long days of service, he decided to try



Joseph P. Hodgson

mining and secured work as "mucker." About this time his father
died, and being the oldest of the family, additional responsibility de-
volved upon him, so he worked with the hope of securing a better
position and wages. His skill and determination attracted consider-
able attention, ard he was shortly given a place as miner. After
four years as miner in the north of England he came to this country
and located in Ishpeming. With the Lake Superior Company he
first worked as miner, then did timbering and underground repair
work, and was afterward captain of the Lake Superior Hematite
mines, the youngest captain in that region. He quit the employ of
the Lake Superior Company to enter that of the Breitung interests. The
reasons for his rapid rise are to be found in the personality of the
man himself, for from the very region in which he advanced from
miner to General Superintendent, in charge of more than 1,400 men,
comes the unqualified statement that "He has risen by virtue of his
ability, his application, his loyalty and his wholesomeness. He has

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been clean and honest, has rung right all his life, and has worked hard
and straight on, ambitiously and successfully." It was while on a
visit to friends in Bisbee that he was made the offer of his present
position and accepted it. It is a position of much responsibility, but
Captain Hodgson's training during the twenty-seven years that he
has been working to it by successive stages, and the knowledge ac-
quired thereby, will undoubtedly insure his continued success in this
larger field. Mr. Hodgson was married in Ishpeming, Michigan, in
1890, to Miss Ellen Jewell, and with their family of five children are
making their home in Bisbee. He is a member of the York Rite
Council, the Scottish Rite Masons and the Knights of Pythias. He
is also a member of the Lake Superior Mining Institute, Society of
American Engineers, and a Director of the Young Men's Christian
Association, in which he is intensely interested. He is a Director of
the Negaunee National Bank, at Negaunee, Michigan, being one of
the organizers. Mrs. Hodgson and their two daughters are greatly
interested in church work, and in the work of the Y. W. C. A.

ROGER T. PELTON, chief engineer of the Copper Queen Consoli
dated Mining Company, was born at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., in 1880.
He is the son of John W. and Mary R. Pelton. Mr. Pelton was edu-
cated in his native state, was graduated from Columbia University as
Mining Engineer, after which he took a post graduate course in the
same school. He came to Arizona in 1904 as engineer for the Copper
Queen Consolidated Mining Company at Bisbee, where he displayed
such ability in his work that he was made chief engineer in 1907, for
this corporation which employs only the best. Mr. Pelton was mar-
ried in 1907 to Miss Jennie Jewel Powell, daughter of Colonel L. W.
Powell, prominently identified with different mining companies. They
have one little daughter, Elizabeth.

KENNETH KENNEDY, chief clerk of the Three R group of mines at
Patagonia, is a native of Alabama, and was born in Blount County,
February 4, 1878. His father, Matthew Gleason Kennedy, was a na-
tive of Tipperary, Ireland, and his mother, Sarah Caroline Robinson
Kennedy, was a native of Georgia. Mr. Kennedy attended the public
schools and was graduated from the high school at his home, and later
attended but did not complete the course of the University of Ala-
bama. He then entered the newspaper field, his first work having
been as reporter on several Alabama newspapers. However, he soon
became engaged in railroad work in a clerical capacity from which he
advanced to the position of private secretary to the general manager of
the Rock Island R. R., with w T hich company he remained for a period
of four years. He subsequently devoted several years to construction
work in Mexico and at various points in Central and South America.
On his return to the United States he accepted a position as cashier for



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Kenneth Kennedy

the Dayton Lumber Company, Dayton, Texas, and which he resigned
after two years to accept a position with the Chino Copper Company,
Hurley, N. M., having resigned the latter to open a brokerage office
in El Paso. On coming to Arizona Mr. Kennedy located in Clifton,
where he entered the service of the Arizona Copper Company, Ltd.,
but in June, 1912, he removed to Patagonia to accept his present posi-
tion with the Three R Mines.

HYLTON H. COLLEY, Assistant Superintendent of the reduction
works of the Copper Queen Company, was born in Cornwall, Eng-
land, in 1874. His parents, Bernard T. and Ada Young Colley. re-
moved to New Zealand when he was very young, and here Hylton
Colley was reared and educated in the public schools. Having come
to the United States to make his home, he took a course in the School
of Mines at the University of Missouri, from which he was gradu-
ated in 1901. He then accepted a position with the New Jersey Zinc
Company at lola, Kansas, where he remained three years, and later
had a position in Chicago. He became associated with the Phelps
Dodge interests in 1905, when he came to Douglas to take a position



Hylton H. Colley

in their employ there as chemist and assayer and having given his
entire attention closely to business matters, soon acquired a thorough
knowledge of affairs in detail which was readily recognized by those
in authority in a substantial manner when he was promoted to his
present position. Mr. Colley is a member of the Masons. He was
married in June, 1908, to Miss Annie W. Belden, and they have
since made their home in Douglas.

ARIZONA MINE SUPPLY COMPANY, of which Charles T. Joslin is
president, was formed in 1905, and is the largest firm in this line in
the state. This company aims to carry all machinery and supplies used
in mining and milling gold, silver and copper. They own all the real
estate and buildings which they occupy, and have large machine shops,
tank factory and warehouses. They manufacture tanks, cars, buckets,
skips and crushers, and install machinery for mills, hoisting, cyanide
and pumping plants anywhere in the state. Mr. Joslin, who is one of
Prescott's most prominent business men, was born in Michigan in
1863. He lived at Marquette, attended public and high school, and
later Lake Forest University in Illinois. He worked in iron mines, at


railroad work, and in banks, and in 1890 went to Chicago, where he
remained for thirteen years in various positions with banking houses.
When he left there in July, 1903, to take up his residence in Arizona,
he was cashier of the Chicago Trust Company. He came to Arizona
to accept a position as manager of the McCabe mine, and when the
smelter burned in 1905, he came to Prescott and organized the Arizona
Mine Supply Company, and shortly after bought out the Brown
Brothers machinery business which has been incorporated into that of
the Mine Supply Company. Mr. Joslin is also interested in all mat-
ters of public importance, is a director in the Chamber of Commerce
and Bouse-Swansea Ice Co., has mining interests in other sections of
Arizona, and is interested in real estate in California with his father.
He is a member of the Yavapai Club, the Prescott Auto Club and the
Prescott Gun Club, in the latter is Secretary-Treasurer. He was
married November 4, 1910, to Miss Ada Wescott.

PHILIP L. MARSTON, Assistant Superintendent of the Copper
Queen Consolidated Mining Company's Reduction Works, was born
at Marseilles, Illinois, in 1870. He is the son of C. W. and Joseph-
ine Scholl Marston, well known in that section of Illinois. Mr.
Marston was educated in the public schools and later was a member of
the class of 1901 of the School of Mines of the University of Mis-
souri. After leaving school he went to Mexico as a chemist for the
Ocotillar Mining & Smelting Company in the State of Jalisco, and
also held the following positions prior to his connection with the
Copper Queen Consolidated Mining Company: Assayer for the Reve-
nue Tunnel Mines Company of Colorado; Assayer and Foreman of
the La Sal Copper Mining Company of Colorado; Superintendent of
Ouray Smelting Company, Ouray, Colorado ; Superintendent of
Mexican Smelting & Refining Company, Guerrero, Mexico; Public
Assay Office, Tonopah, Nevada; and Superintendent of the Yaqui
Smelting & Refining Company, of Toledo, Sonora, Mexico. Mr.
Marston is a member of the Elks Lodge in Douglas and unmarried.

PERCIVAL PAGE BUTLER, an assistant superintendent of the Copper
Queen Consolidated Mining Company, is a native of Canada, having
been born in Montreal, and is the son of Thomas Page and Mary
Cooke Butler. He was educated in the public schools of Montreal and
at McGill University; he also took a post graduate course in metal-
lurgy. His first position was at Maurer, N. J., with the Guggenheim
interests, from which he went to the Magnolia Metal Company, New
York City. He has since been in the employ of the Copper Range
Company at Houghton, Michigan, the Cananea Consolidated Com-
pany as their El Paso agent, and the Shannon Copper Company, be-
fore becoming associated with the Copper Queen Consolidated Mining
Company. His fir?t position with this company was as head chemist.


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Percival P. Butler

but the knowledge acquired in previous positions had proven so valu-
able and enabled him to display such ability in a broader way that his
ability was deemed worthy of a larger field of effort, and he was
promoted to his present position. Mr. Butler is a young man, but has
demonstrated that he is amply fitted to meet the requirements of his
work, and the future would appear to have much in store for him. He
is a member of the Blue Lodge Masons. Mrs. Butler, formerly Miss
Mabel M. Beneke, is well known and popular in Douglas.

RICHARD WILLIS MAYNE, General Foreman of the Old Dominion
Mining Company, was born at Lone Tree, Nebraska, February 18,
1869. His father, William Mayne, was born in Akron, Ohio, came to
Nebraska when he was eighteen years old, and there followed the
life of stage-driver and frontiersman, and was killed in 1876, while
scouting for General Miles in the Sioux War. Richard's mother
was born in Dublin, Ireland, and came to America when she was nine
years old. She died in 1874. Richard Mayne started life on a ranch;
he began working on the ranges in Nebraska when he was but four-
teen years old. When he was eighteen he went to Wyoming, engaged
in freighting, and the following year went to Colorado, where he was
employed by a wholesale house and attended night school. He later act-


ed as city solicitor for the same company. In 1890 he went to Ontario,
Cal., where he did his first work underground, which he has since fol-
lowed. He was married in San Bernardino, Cal., June 12, 1896, to
Mrs. Margaret Ellen Robh, daughter of William Potter, who crossed
the plains from Ohio to California in 1851, and was well known
among the California pioneers. They came to Arizona, and here he
was employed in the La Fortuna mine as a miner, timberman, hoist-
ing engineer and shift-boss. In 1899 he left his position on account of
his wife's health, and located in Globe, where he was employed in the
Old Dominion mine as miner, and later as timberman, head shaft-man
and shift-boss. He was afterwards made successively night foreman,
day foreman, and in 1909 general foreman, which position he now
holds, and the duties of which include charge of the mine department
consisting of surface work, four foremen underground, twenty-three
shift-bosses and seven hundred men. Mrs. Mayne died June 10, 191 1,
leaving four boys, Arthur, Everett, Richard and Lester. Mr. Mayne
is a member of the Fraternal Mystic Circle, Fraternal Brotherhood,
Loyal Order of Moose, and I. O. O. F. He is a good horseman,
mountaineer, and a fine rifle shot. He attributes the success he has
achieved to perseverance, industry, willingness to adopt the ideas of
others, if better than his own, attending strictly to business, and see-
ing that those under him do the same. He is one of the best known
men in Globe and vicinity. He was a member of the Democratic
County Central Committee; a warm personal friend of Gov. Hunt's,
and always takes an active part in politics, but has never sought a
public office.

JOHN LANGDON, Master Mechanic of the Old Dominion Copper
Company, was born at Hancock, Michigan, in July, 1867, and is the
son of Leonard Langdon, one of that town's well known citizens. He
was educated in the public schools, learned the trade of machinist, and
worked for several large mining companies in Houghton County,
Michigan. Mr. Langdon first came to Arizona in 1904, located in
Bisbee, and operated a diamond drill for four months. He then
removed to Globe, and entered the employ of the Old Dominion Cop-
per Company as shop foreman, which position he held until April,
1906, when he was promoted to the position he now holds. Mr.
Langdon is known as one of the prominent citizens of Globe, and was
a member of the Constitutional Convention from Gila County. He
was married at Dollar Bay, Mich., in 1893, to Miss Matilda Haun,
daughter of Frank Haun. They have two daughters, Mary Dorothea
and Josephine Weaver.

ROGER WILLIAM SCOFIELD, Superintendent of the Concentrator of
the Old Dominion Mining & Smelting Company, was born in Oswe-
go, New York, in 1861. His father, Thomas Scofield, was well




known in the civic life of Oswego, while his mother, Mary Bulger
Scofield, was a descendant of one of the prominent families of the
Empire State. Having completed the high school course, Mr. Sco-
field took a course in chemistry at the Oswego State Normal School
and afterwards worked as assayer and chemist in a number of cities,
but he considers the three years spent in Colorado in partnership with
Frank Helleburg, of greatest value to him in his life work. Mr.
Helleburg was a chemist and assayer of renown, and the firm spent
much time in exploration of new metals, and Mr. Scofield was sent
to all parts of the country to gather material for laboratory work.
He was connected with different chloronation and cyanide mills in
Colorado with concentrators in connection, before coming to Arizona.
Another reduction plant, similar in size to the present one, is now in
course of construction by the Old Dominion Company, and as soon
as this is completed the old concentrator will be thoroughly remodeled.
In politics Mr. Scofield is an independent, and believes in favoring
individual worth rather than blindly following organization. Frater-
nally he is t\ 32nd degree Mason, having taken the full degrees in
both Scottis.i and York Rite Masonry, and is a member of the
Knights Templar. He was married in 1888 to Miss Fannie Goddard,
of Fairfield, Iowa, and to their union one son, Ralph, has been born.

L. OGILVIE HOWARD, Superintendent of Reduction of the Old
Dominion Mining & Smelting Company, brought to his present posi-
tion a wide experience. After having completed a course at McGill
University, in Montreal, a school which has turned out scores of the
ablest mining men in the country, Mr. Howard went to Mexico,
where he took a position with the American Smelting & Refining
Company as chemist. His work atracted attention and he was given
a place on the faculty of his old school as demonstrator in chemistry
and metallurgy. After having spent some time as instructor at
McGill he returned to Mexico and again became affiliated with the
American Smelting & Refining Company. He then went to the
Anaconda Copper Company, of Anaconda, Montana ; thence to
Humbolt, Arizona, as chemist. He left this company to take a place
with the Old Dominion as Chief Chemist, and in 1907 took charge
of the reduction works. Under his supervision a large number of
improvements have been made, the most notable being the increase in
the capacity of the concentrator to more than twice its former capacity,
which work is now being completed.

AXGUS McALPiXE, chief clerk of the Old Dominion Copper Min-
ing & Smelting Company, was born in Galveston, Texas, in 1874.
His parents, William K. and Sarah Perry McAlpine, were pioneers



of the Lone Star State. After having completed the public schools,
Mr. McAlpine worked in an attorney's office for some time, gaining
a knowledge w 7 hich has been of great value to him in his life work.
He then entered a bank and learned the business from the ground up,
and continued in this line until he came to the Old Dominion in
1902. He was metallurgical bookkeeper for some time, afterwards
general bookkeeper, and in 1906 he was promoted to his present posi-
tion. He is well known in fraternal circles, being an Elk and a Ma-
son, and has received both the York and the Scottish Rite degrees in
the Masonic order. He is Past Exalted Ruler of the B. P. O. Elks,
and it was during his term of office that the Elks' building was com-

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