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He is now serving his fourth term. He was first elected in 1902 b\
a large majority, conducted the office in a most creditable mannei,

and at the end of the
two years returned to
private life. When
two years had elapsed,
he was urged to accept
another term and after
he had served his sec-
ond term, was elected
by the largest majority
ever received by any
candidate for the of-
fice. As a peace of f i
cer he is fair, but fear-
less, and has taken
man}- a bad man since
first elected. He uses
care in the selection of
his deputies and his
under sheriff, and
they, too, have made
excellent records. He
has, in fact, proven a
very efficient officer in
the capacity of sheriff
and the people of

Apache County have

shown the most marked

appreciation of the exceptional service rendered the county by him.
Sheriff Peralta was born in New Mexico and came to Arizona when
but a child with his parents, Patricio and Juanita Candelaria Peralta.
His father was a prominent cattleman in New Mexico, but shortly
after removing to Arizona disposed of his cattle business and devoted
his efforts to the rearing of sheep, and in this line Sheriff Peralta is
now actively interested. Having practically grown up in the environ-
ment of the sheep industry, he is rightfully reckoned a well informed
man on the subject, and having been a resident of the state since he
was three years of age, he is truly a typical Arizonan. Not only in
Apache County, but throughout the state, Sheriff Peralta is well
known and well liked. He married Miss Clara Chaves, member of a
well known and prominent Arizona family, and they have an inter-
esting family composed of four children, Beatrice, Christina, Sophia
and Adela.



FRANK JOSEPH TAYLOR, Deputy Sheriff of Santa Cruz County,
has, during his short term of office, established a reputation through-
out the state for ability and effi-
ciency. He has assisted Sheriff
McKnight in the capture of the
International Shoplifters, not only
aiding in the securing of evidence,
but also in the making of arrests
and recovery of the property. He
is the son of J. R. and Eliza M.
Taylor, and was born in Los An-
geles in 1885. His father was a
well known mining man. Frank
Taylor received his education in
the public schools, which course
was supplemented by a business
college education, and for several
years he was employed as stenog-
rapher and railroad clerk, during
which time he acquired knowledge
which has proven valuable to him
since in public office. He obtained
the nomination in Santa Cruz for
County Recorder, and was defeat-
ed at the polls by but a few votes.
After Sheriff McKnight assumed
his office he appointed Mr. Tay-
lor Deputy Sheriff, a selection
which has proven most satisfactory
to the voters of the County. Mr.
Taylor was married December 26,
1912, to Miss Ethel Armita^e,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.

Armitage, of Benson, Arizona. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor have estab-
lished their home in Nogales.

FRANK P. FAIRCHILD, Deputy Sheriff under Thomas E. Pulliam,
was born in El Paso, Texas, in 1884, and came to Coconino County
at the age of two years. His father, Fletcher Fairchild, was Sheriff
of Coconino, having been elected to the position because of the record
he- had made as Deputy. He was one of the best officers who ever
filled the position, and captured a gang of rustlers single handed, and
lead in the capture of several other gangs while in office. He made
a record as an officer in Texas and New Mexico. Frank P. Fairchild
was county Ranger for several years and as Deputy Sheriff has shown



Frank P. Fairchild

that "blood will tell." His future as an officer looks bright, and
friends declare he will yet become as well known as his father. He
was educated in the public schools of Arizona and afterwards attended
the Normal. He served a term in the State Militia, receiving an
honorable discharge. He is a member of the Elks, Eagles and Moose
Lodges and takes a prominent part in the affairs of the different or-
ganizations. He is well known over the County, being among the
most popular young men of Northern Arizona.


this is

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY was never more prosperous
better financial condition than at the present time,
the capable administration of its present officials
entirely due. To the Supervisors is especial credit due.
member of the Board is a resident of many years' standing, and they
represent years of experience in the different industries to which
Santa Cruz owes her prosperity ranching, mining and cattle raising.
In Santa Cruz, as is the case almost all over Arizona, the need of good
roads is thoroughly realized, and on this subject the supervisors are
most enthusiastic. The Chairman, Alexander H. Henderson, at the
recent convention of supervisors held at Phoenix, Introduced a plan
to issue $5,000,000 worth of bonds for the building of better high-


ways, which plan was endorsed. While much has been done during
their term of office, their expenditures have shown both wisdom and
foresight, and the county money has been spent in a way that has
shown, or will show, the most gratifying results. The members of
the Board, of whom sketches follow, are all substantial men of affairs
in Santa Cruz.

ALEXANDER S. HEXDERSOX, Chairman, is one of the best known
business men in the Patagonia region, having been interested for
many years in mining, cattle growing and merchandise, and his gen-
eral store is one of the principal places of business in Patagonia. In
mining matters he is associated with Mr. John F. Campbell, their
holdings comprising one large group in the vicinity of Duquesne, and
another in the World's Fair region, in all of which they have recently
interested investors in the east and have assurance that capital for the
thorough development of these claims will be forthcoming. Mr.
Henderson also has valuable claims in the Santa Rita mountains.
Mr. Henderson is a native of Canada. He came to this country
when quite a young man, and has made it his home ever since, and all
his interests are in Santa Cruz Countv.

WALTER C. FORTUXE, member of the Board of Supervisors of
Santa Cruz County, is a son of James and Elizabeth Brown Fortune,
of Maryland, and was born in that State in 1874, and there educated
in the public schools. He lost both parents, however, when he was
very young, his mother's death having occurred the year succeeding
that of his father. He came to Arizona about 1890 and started in
freighting business, in which he continued about ten years. He then
disposed of that business at a profit and engaged in the cattle business
on an open range. This he has conducted with great success, and he
is now one of the most prominent cattle men of his vicinity, his inter-
ests being about one mile from Patagonia. Mr. Fortune is also
interested in valuable mining properties about Patagonia. He is a
Southern Democrat, and at both the primaries and the general election
led the ticket in Santa Cruz County, an evident appreciation of his
worth and work, for, like the other members of the Board, Mr.
Fortune is one of the solid citizens of Santa Cruz, and well veresd in
his knowledge of the county. He is an active member of the Moose
Lodge. He was married in 1907 to Miss Anna Hellman, a native of
Germany. They have two daughters, Elizabeth and Margaret.

ARTHUR LESLIE PECK, Supervisor, is one of the oldest residents of
Santa Cruz County, and a native of Chatauqua County, New York.
Mr. Peck left his home at the age of sixteen, spent some time in the



mining sections of Nevada and California, and landed in Arizona in
1880. He has endured many of the hardships and privations of the
early pioneer life, and both his wife and child were killed by Indians
in the early eighties, in the mountains about six miles from the present
site of Nogales. Mr. Peck is a practical miner, and has been fore-
man in several of the large mines. He now has interests in several
of the valuable properties in the Patagonia region, notably the Cres-
cent Copper Company and the Tres de Mayo property. He lived
in this district for years before Santa Cruz County was formed, and

Arthur Leslie Peck

Alexander S. Henderson

Walter C. Fortune

was appointed by Governor Murphy a member of the first Board
of Supervisors when the county was organized from Pima. He has
also served several terms on the Nogales Council. He is recognized
as one of the Democratic stand-bys, and since the organization of
Santa Cruz has been active in his efforts to further its advancement.
In addition to his mining and political responsibilities, Mr. Peck is
owner and proprietor of the City Stables, Nogales. He is a member
of the Masonic Order; of the Knights of Pythias, of which he has
served as prelate ; and of the Odd Fellows, by whom he has twice
been sent as delegate to the Grand Lodge. In 1885 he w r as again
married to ^Vliss Carmen Mountains and to their union have been
born four children, A. L., Jr., May, Lola and Natalie.



The State Fair Commission

THE STATE FAIR COMMISSION, composed of Hugh E. Campbell.
J. R. Henderson and John J. Keegan, and the Secretary, C. B. Wood,
State Senator from Maricopa County, gave to Arizona in its first
State Fair, one which may be equalled, but will scarcely be surpassed,
and which was a credit to themselves and to all who participated.
Well versed in the industries and products of the State, and familiar
with the opportunities offered, the Commissioners used to the best
advantage their knowledge acquired in former experiences and ar-
ranged a program which attracted enormous cro\vds from four States
and brought together residents of all other States then sojourning in
Arizona. World's records were broken, and the automobile run
across country was watched with intense interest throughout the
entire newspaper world. In every department the displays were
varied and excellent, but in none was a more remarkable showing
made than in that devoted to agricultural products, where fruits of
all kinds, most perfect in size, form and coloring elicited the most
hearty enthusiasm and demonstrated the advantages of irrigated
farming. Early in 1913 the Commissioners began extensive prepara-
tions for the Second Annual Arizona Fair and every possible effort is
being put forth to make it a greater success than the preceding one.

HUGH E. CAMPBELL, President of the State Fair Commission, i^
one of the best known men in Arizona, having been associated with
the big interests of the State almost thirty years. Although his
experience has been varied, he classes himself as a stockman, and
hereabouts is considered an authority on live stock. He was born
in Nova Scotia June 10, 1862, of Scotch parentage. He left his
home when but a boy, and for several years followed lumbering in
Wisconsin. At the age of twenty he came to Arizona, at once
entered into the industrial and political life of the Territory, and
soon became a factor worthy of consideration in both. In 1885 he
went into the live stock business on his own account, and today is one
of the largest sheep owners in the State. He attended strictly to
business, and, aiming to make quality one of the telling features of
his business, introduced thoroughbreds into his flocks, and now the
Campbell animals have a country-wide reputation. His wide knowl-
edge of the business made him a natural leader in the Wool Growers'
Association, and in 1910 he was elected its President. After a most
successful year he was again chosen to lead the organization, in July
of 1911. His knowledge of Arizona, her products, resources and
possibilities being recognized over the entire State, he was appointed
a member of the Fair Commission, on which he has served four years,
three of which he has been Chairman. Despite the fact that h''s




duties as Superintendent of the Alt. Hope Sheep Company, and active
member of the firm of Campbell, Francis & Co., are more than
ordinarily arduous, Air. Campbell has proven himself one of the
most enthusiastic workers ever named on the Fair Commission, and
naturally takes great pride in the work accomplished in its develop-
ment during the past few years. He is equally energetic in the
interests of the Wool Growers' Association, and has left nothing un-
done to further its advancement. As a politician Mr. Campbell is
known from one end of the State to the other, and as an appreciation
of his work in this line he might have had practically anything he
desired of his party, but it has been his pleasure heretofore to step
back in order to further the interest of his friends. He has been
actively interested in the political work of the State for years, and in
1896 was sent as delegate to the National Convention that nominated
Bryan. Mr. Campbell is the oldest of six brothers, all of whom
have made their homes in the United States, three in Washington
State, and three in Arizona. One of these, C. L. Campbell, also a
well known stockman of Arizona, was a member of the upper house
in the last Territorial Legislature, elected in Navajo county. Whole-
souled, genial and generous, Mr. Campbell is esteemed and respected
throughout the State, but is seen to best advantage when dispensing
hospitality at his beautiful winter home near Phoenix, where his
friends and they are many are ever accorded a true welcome ;
while in the northern part of the State he is known afar, his residence
at Flagstaff being as open as the hotels to the wayfarer. While
Hugh Campbell is a genial host, his home has that added charm which
is found only where a gracious, courteous, home-loving woman pre-
sides, and Mrs. Campbell is noted throughout the Southwest for
her charm of manner and the grace with which she entertains those
so fortunate as to be the guests of their home. Before her marriage
to Mr. Campbell in November, 1893, she was Miss Madie Chrisman,
one of the popular young ladies of her section. They have two
children, Daniel, aged 18, a student at the Mercersburg Academy,
Mercersburg, Pa.; and Luella, aged 10. Hugh Campbell is a
success from every standpoint. He has made money, but what is
better, he has made friends, and while he might lose the former, it is
safe to assume that he will not the latter, for the life-long practice of
his theory, "The way to gain a friend is to be a friend," together
with his geniality and generosity, have won for him the kind of
friends that last.

J. R. HENDERSON", State Fair Commissioner, was born in 1872
in Kentucky, where his father, J. P. Henderson, was a Baptist min-
ister and well known reformer. When Mr. Henderson was but six
years old the family removed to Kansas, so he is practically a West-
erner, having been brought up and educated in the West. As a


youth he went to Bisbee, where his first employment was in the
mine, and he has since made his home there. When the municipal
government was established there, Mr. Henderson was the first City
Marshal elected. In this, his initial political office, he made a
record which he has continued to maintain, and he has since held
various offices. As member of the first State Fair Commission, Mr.
Henderson has substantiated the claims made for him prior to his ap-
pointment, and, with his associates, succeeded in accomplishing almost
unhoped for results at Phoenix in the autumn of 1912. Mr. Hender-
son's brothers are founders and principal owners of Henderson Motor
Car Company, of Indianapolis, builders of the Henderson automobile.
J. R. Henderson is principal owner and manager of the Henderson-
Watkins Company, of Bisbee, and one of the well known business
men of Cochise. During the campaign of 1911, as Chairman of the
Central Committee of Cochise, he made a record for management and
economy, having spent only $1040. In 1903 Mr. Henderson married
Miss Nellie Nichols, well known in Bisbee, and a member of one of
the pioneer families of Arizona.

JOHN J. KEEGAX, member of the First State Fair Commission,
was born in Alexandria, Virginia, April 6, 1856. His early educa-
tion was received in the public schools of Virginia, and he later took
a course in Georgetown University, Georgetown, D. C. His course
in the school of experience, acquired since he actually started out in
life at the age of eighteen, has been most thorough. Having master-
ed telegraphy, he used that as his chief asset in making a tour of the
country, which he began in the states further south than his home.
In 1880 he started west, located in New Mexico, and for some years
was identified with its early history. He later came to Arizona, de-
cided to make it his permanent home, and gradually became closely
connected with its important enterprises and its political interests.
A lifetime Democrat, he is one of the ablest workers the party
knows, and especially in his home county, Gila. When statehood
was in sight and the county of Gila was considered doubtful, the one
ray of hope seemed to be in Mr. Keegan's management of the cam-
paign, and the confidence that his co-workers displayed in his ability
to rally the forces of Gila to a Democratic victory was rewarded by
the returns on election day which showed that but one Republican,
the County Attorney, had been elected. Possessed of genial disposi-
tion, Mr. Keegan is known throughout the state, not only as a poli-
tician and a power in party caucus, but as a friend to the many and
a man who enjoys the confidence of all. He was a member of the
Constitutional Convention, and served on some important commit-
tees. In 1884 he was married to Miss Jennie Boulton, formerly of
Missouri. They have two sons, William and John, and a daughter,
Hazel, all of whom make their home at the family residence in Globe.


MICHAEL LYONS, Treasurer of Gila County, was horn in Hancock
Michigan, in 18(><S, where his father, Michael Lyons, was a miner.

After having com-
pleted the course in
the public schools of
Michigan, Mr. Ly-
ons started work as
a hoisting engineer
at Michigan-line, and
has since been con-
nected with the
mining industry. He
came to Arizona in
the early nineties,
and until he was
elected to the posi-
tion of Treasurer
was connected with
the Old Dominion
Mining Company,
holding different po-
s i t i ons, including
that of foreman of
the mechanical de-
partment of the
smelter, and at the
time of his election
was chief pumping
engineer at the mine. He made no canvass for the nomination, but
after having been selected as his party's candidate made a strong fight
in the campaign, feeling that this was his duty to the Democratic
party, with which he has always been affiliated. This was his en-
trance into the political arena, but he made a popular candidate and
received a handsome majority. During his term of office the financial
condition of Gila is the best it has ever been, and the finances of the
county have been handled in a maner which has been entirely satis-
factory to the voters. Mr. Lyons is a member of the Elks, Eagles and
Moose lodges, and fraternally, as well as politically, is very popular.

JOHN" ELLIS, Representative from Mohave County, has been a
resident of that county for almost a quarter of a century, during
which time he has been actively interested in mining, farming and
cattle raising. Mr. Ellis is now one of the most prominent and
enterprising business men of the county, as well as one of its pioneer
residents who has been earnestly working for its development. He
was born in Knox Countv, Missouri, October 4, 1849, where his



father, Peter Ellis, was one of the pioneer settlers. When but
eighteen years of age he crossed the plains by wagun and located at
Fort Churchill, Nevada, and for many years made his home in that
new country. At Whitehill, Arizona, he served a four years' term

John Ellis

as Deputy Sheriff, and also a term of four years as Constable at the
same place. As representative of a county of vast mining interests,
and a man of broad experience in this industry, Mr. Ellis is now
serving as Chairman of the Committee on Mines and Mining. He
is also member of the Suffrage and Elections, Militia and Public
Defense, and Petitions and Memorials Committees.

POWHATAN S. WREN is a native of Virgina, and proud of that fact.
He also possesses the traits that mark the true Southerner of the old
school, and despite the fact that Mr. Wren denies the old school, the
family record shows that he was born in Powhatan County, in July,
1842. Like the loyal Southern boys of that period, he shouldered
his musket in 1861 and retained it until the close of the war. During
these years he participated in many battles, bore the hardships of a
losing cause with much fortitude, and, when the end came, returned
to his old home in Richmond. There he found the mercantile busi-
ness established by himself and his brother had been destroyed, and
being without funds or credit he was unable to follow his inclination
to re-establish this business, so he entered the employ of the Richmond



Powhatan S. Wren

& Danville Railroad Company. In the fall of ISbb, however, he
left that position and journeyed to Galveston, Texas, where he ac-
cepted another railroad position, which he retained until 1875. From
that time he was variously engaged until April, 1877, when he was
appointed clerk of the City of Galveston, served in this capacity until
1880, and was then elected Clerk of Galveston County for six years.
During Cleveland's first administration he was appointed Chief Clerk
and Deputy Collector of Customs at Galveston, and held the same
position when Cleveland was re-elected, having meantime been en-
gaged in the real estate and abstract business. Mr. Wren came to Ari-
zona in 1900, at once engaged in mining and merchandising, his
present occupation, and immediately began to take an active interest
in Democratic politics, and was chosen one of Yavapai's representa-
tives in the First State Legislature. His friends are legion, for he
has retained to the fullest the buoyancy of youth, the keen sense of
humor and ringing laugh that most frequently mark the man of early
years. Mr. Wren is one of the capable committee workers, and is
member of the followings committees: Appropriations, Good Roads,
Counties and County Affairs and Suffrage and Elections.



Anthon E. Jacobson

ANTHON E. JACOBSON, Representative from Graham County, was
born in Paris, Idaho, April 12, 1874. In the fall of 1883 he left for
the South with his parents, and though only nine years of age, rode
on horseback and helped drive a number of horses through Utah,
Arizona and a portion of Colorado, and after a three months trip
they landed in the Sierra Valley. There they suffered many of the
hardships of pioneer life. In 1885 his mother died, and shortly after-
ward his father with his family of five boys and three girls left for
Arizona. On coming to the Territory they located in Safford, which
has since been their home. There for several years he attended the
public schools, which were in session only about four months in the
year, and during the terms of 1891 and 1892 he attended St. Joseph's
Academy, 1893 and 1894 attended B. Y. U. of Provo, and in 1894,
having completed his education, he returned home and actively en-
gaged in business there until 1897, when he was sent as missionary
for two years to Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and through the State of
Maryland, by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. His
missionary work having been completed, he returned to his home in the
fall of 1909, took personal charge of his farms and has since been
thus employed. Mr. Jacobson has always been a Democrat and
worker for the party, but until the fall of 1911, when he was selected
as one of the Graham County delegation in the First State Legisla-


turc, \\ as never an oflice holder. He is member of the following
committees: Ways and Means, Public Lands, Appropriations, Agri-
culture ami Irrigation and Printing. ( )n October 18, 1897, Mi.
Jacobson was married to Miss Cora Owens. One son and one
daughter compose their family.

CARLTON B. KELTON, of Cochise County, was born in Baltimore,
Maryland, July 8, 1839. He received a public school education,
and then was employed with his father, Frederick Pettit Kelton, a car-
penter and builder, until the outbreak of the civil war, when he

enlisted as a volunteer in

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