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Assessor, who engaged him as his deputy. Before his term of service
was ended he was discovered by J. W. Milnes, editor of the Journal-
Miner, w r ho offered him a position on his staff. This accepted, he
entered upon the tempestuous sea of journalism, and for more than




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seven years was successively city editor of the Journal-Miner, city
editor of the Courier, and night editor of the Journal-Miner. As a
mining writer he has a wide reputation for veracity, and during the
last few years has furnished many eastern and coast newspapers with
Arizona copy, resulting in flattering offers as special correspondent,
which have been refused. Mrs. Farley was born in Dublin, Ireland.
Her maiden name was Mollie B. Kirwan. She is the youngest of
fourteen children, the daughter of a prominent lumber merchant of
her native city. She was graduated with high honors from St.
Michael's Convent of Mercy, Newtown Forbes, Longford County,
Ireland, is accomplished and a talented pianist. Her friends are
legion, and she is well known for quiet charitable work.




PETER E. HOWELL, Recorder of Pima County, has the distinction
of being the first Recorder in the County under the new State. Mr.
Howell uas born in Oxford County, Ontario, in 1874, and moved
to Michigan in 1883, where he finished his preliminary education in

the common schools, then took
a complete course in the Pouch-
er Business College, at Ionia,
Mich. He has been a resident
of Arizona for a number of
years, and is very well known
in the southern part of the
State, especially in Tucson and
vicinity, \vhere he has ably met
the requirements of his present
position. Mr. Howell is a
member of the Masons, Elks
and Foresters of America.
He was one time Venerable
Master of Santa Rita Lodge of
Perfection, a Knight Com-
mander of the Court of Honor,
conferred by the Supreme
Council of the 33rd Degree,
Scottish Rite Masons, at Wash-
ington, D. C., Past Master of
the Arizona Consistory of
Scottish Rite Masons, and Past
Eminent Commander Knights
Templar, Arizona Command-

ery No. 1, of Tucson. He has

also been Chief Ranger of the
Foresters of America, and is at present Exalted Ruler of the Elks.



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WILLIAM E. KELLY, Recorder of Greenlee County, is the youngest
county officer in Arizona, and one of the youngest in the United States,
having been but twenty-two years of age when he assumed the duties
of his present position. He is a native of Arizona, having been born

in 1889 in Tombstone,
where his parents, Michael
and Julia Sullivan Kelly,
were among the early set-
tlers. He was educated in
the public schools and at
St. Michael's College, San-
ta Fe. Mr. Kelly has been
thoroughly trained, and
before election to his pres-
ent position was chief book-
keeper at the Shannon Cop-
per Company's store, where
he showed marked ability
as an executive and ac-
countant. His ability to
capably fill the position of
Recorder of Greenlee
County w r as evidently rec-
ognized during the cam-
paign, as he led the ticket
and was elected by a very
large majority. Mr. Kelly
is a brother of J. J. Kelly,
Assistant Cashier of the
First National Bank of
Clifton, and, like him, is a
strong member of the pro-
gressive Democratic party
in the State. Genial, cour-
teous and popular, the peo-
ple who have dealings with
the Recorder's office speak in highest terms of the manner in which
the records of the county are being kept, and of the treatment accorded
them by the youngest county official in Arizona. Mr. Kelly is also
well known in the social life of Greenlee County, and is popular in
fraternal circles, being a member of the Knights of Columbus and
Elks, and actively interested in the affairs of both orders.




OWEX MURPHY, Recorder of Cochise County, was born in
Putney, Vermont, in 1865, and there was educated in the common



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and high schools. He has been a resident of Ari/ona for many
years, and has long been acknowledged a factor in Cucluse County

politics. Mi. Murphy has
served the Democratic party in
various official capacities during
the past fifteen years, and it can

^4t|fev \ nt> truly said that his political

^ ^ \ record is without blemish. He

A Nj represented Cochise in the 24th

Legislature, and during his
term introduced much useful
and important legislation, prin-
cipal among \vhich was the
"Mine Signal Act," now a law
upon the statute books. He
also served as Justice of the
Peace in two of the county's
most important judicial dis-
tricts, Bisbee and Lowell, for
nearly ten years, and his record
as such official shows that his
administration was a most
economical one, compared with
those of his predecessors. At
the first election for State and
County officers, in 1911, Mr. Murphy was elected to his present
position, and led the county ticket, having received several hundred
votes more than any other candidate on the Democratic ticket. Mr.
Murphy served in the Spanish-American war as a member of the
34th Regiment, U. S. Volunteers, and for two years did service in
the Philippines. He is a prominent member of the Elks, Redmen
and Moose. He married Mrs. Mary O'Donnell, formerly of Bisbee.
and they are at present making their home in Tombstone.




E. T. STEWART, Recorder of Gila County, is now serving his third
term in this office, having been first elected to the position in Novem-
ber, 1906, re-elected in November, 1908, and again in December,
1911. Mr. Stewart was born in Windsor, Missouri, November 9,
1878. His father, S. H. Stewart, was employed there as a carpenter,
but removed with his family to Arizona in 1888, when E. T. Stewart
was but ten years of age. Mr. Stewart's education was received
mainly in the public schools of Arizona. Since attaining his majority
he has been an active worker in the interests of the Democratic party,
and is one of the most able and popular voung men, politically and
otherwise, in Gila County, where his official record has never been



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E. T. Stewart

excelled. Mr. Stewart is prominent in Globe Lodge No. 489, B.
P. O. E., of which he is Past Exalted Ruler. His home is in Globe,
where Mrs. Stewart, formerly Miss Emma M. Scott, is also well
known, and has a large circle of friends. They have one son, Harry
Edwin, and one daughter, Catherine Virginia.



CHARLES H. SCHULZ, having come across the Santa Fe trail before
the town of Flagstaff was laid out, is one of the pioneers of the state
and the dean of early settlers in Northern Arizona. Pinning his
faith to the territory, he fought the Indians and endured the hard-
ships in the extreme eastern part of the state. Mr. Schulz was among
the earliest ranchers in the territory and was successful in every re-
spect in this w r ork. Although now retired from active work, he still
controls large wool growing and ranch interests, has a fine property
rn the mountain and another near Phoenix. He is a staunch Republi-
can and has been very active in his party. He was among the first
county treasurers, a member of the board of supervisors for several
years, and has also served in other official positions, and always to the
entire satisfaction of his constituents and with great credit to himself.
/s member of the city council two terms, he acted as Chairman of the
Finance, Legal and Water Committees, chosen because of his execu-



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tive ability ami experience. In his main years residence in Arizona
Mr. Shul/ has made numerous friends, and today stands a fine exam-
ple of the self-made man, who has always been public spirited, gener-
ous, and energetic in behalf of matters of importance to the state or
community. His daughter. Miss Cecil, has recently finished her edu-
cation at Marlborough Seminary, Los Angeles.



JAMES T. HODGES, Recorder of Yuma County, is one of the
younger officials of the State, but no veteran has made a record more
gratifying than his. He was born in this State in 1883, and is the
son of Frank M. Hodges, one of the most prominent pioneer Sheriffs

who have held office in
Arizona. His father
also served in the
Confederate Army dur-
ing the Civil War.
James T. Hodges was
the youngest of eleven
children, of whom nine
are living in Yuma,
the other two having
died within the past
year. His father served
as Sheriff of Pima
County, and was also a
member of the Legisla-
ture from that county
in the early eighties.
He was one of the first
to enter the La Paz
District, where he
owned the mine that
gave the section its
rame. It w T as there
James T. Hodges was
born. He was edu-
cated in the public
schools of Yuma and
Los Angeles, was graduated from the Los Angeles High School,
and this training was supplemented by a business course. On his
return to Arizona, for several years he was bookkeeper for his
brother at Hodges' Meat Market in Yuma. He also served as
book-keeper while his brother held the office of Treasurer of Yuma
County. Mr. Hodges has a fine farm in the Palo Verde valley,
California, and is interested in other enterprises in the vicinity.




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Capable, courteous and genial, he has made a most efficient Recorder,
and the records of the county have been well and accurately kept
during his term of office.



PERCY V. COLDWELL, Superintendent of the Arizona Pioneers'
Home, was born May 12, 1849, at Mount Vernon, Arkansas. He
was the eldest of eight children, and his parents were descendants of
old Tennessee and Virginia families. His father took part in the

war for the independence of Texas,
and was the youngest one at the
battle of San Jacinto, having been
at the time only 14 years of age.
He was later an officer and inter-
preter in General Doniphon's regi-
ment during the Mexican War,
and was a member of General
Kearney's staff. His father was
also engaged in business in Mexico
at the age of 23 ; he was a slave-
holder, but adhered to the Union
during the Civil War. Percy
Coldwell received his early educa-
tion at Plantersville, Texas, and
was graduated from a commercial
college in New Orleans. Coming
of a family noted for its legal tal-
ent, he studied law with his father

and was admitted to the bar at

Anderson, Texas, where he prac-
ticed his profession for one year, but gave up his practice to come West
in 1873. He first came to Tucson and engaged in mining and pros-
pecting. He drank early of the Hassayampa, and continued to stay
in Arizona. Being now in his fortieth year in Arizona, where his
life has been mainly that of miner, prospector and rancher, Mr. Cold-
well has lived the life of the true pioneer, much of it in camp, and
thoroughly knows the West. He left Tucson as surveyor under T.
F. White in 1876, surveyed most of the territory on the Gila River
and in the San Rafael, Santa Cruz and Sonoita Valleys. He also
lived twelve years in Bisbee. He was engaged in mining until ap-
pointed by Governor Hunt to succeed Colonel A. J. Doran as Super-
intendent of the Arizona Pioneers' Home. By birth and breeding
Mr. Coldwell is a Southerner, and the instincts and courteous manners
of the true Southerner have been a part of his inheritance. His
brother, N. C. Coldwell, is a well known corporation attorney in San
Francisco; another brother, Judge William M. Coldwell, was States
Attorney at El Paso, Texas, and his father was at one time Judge of
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Raymond Rempel Barhart

RAYMOND REMPEL EARHART, Treasurer of Santa Cruz County,
has had a variety of experience, but railroading has always been his
main occupation, and he is still a member in good standing of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. He was born in Athens, Ohio,
and received the benefits of the public schools of that State. After
having served his time as fireman, he served six years as an engineer
on the Hocking Valley. In 1906 he came to Arizona to take a
position with the Mowery Mining Company, twenty-eight miles from
Nogales, the pioneer mine of that section, and continued in their
employ as engineer, guard, and finally as manager, until he was
called to the County Treasurer's office. He is the son of George H.
and Annie Love Earhart. His mother is still residing in Columbus,
Ohio. "Ray," as he is know r n to his friends and he has made
many since he came to Arizona is a progressive Democrat, and is
one of the influential members of the party council, although having
been in the State but a few years. He is a member of the Elks, and
belongs to Tucson Lodge 385. He was united in marriage with
Miss Bessie Florence Day, of Forest, Illinois, in 1902, and to the
union has been born one son, Harrv Dav Earhart.



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R. C. SMITH, Superintendent of the Public Schools of Navajo
County, has been identified with the official life of that county for
many years, having been Clerk of the Court, Probate Judge and
Superintendent of Schools under Territorial rule, and was elected to

his present position by
a large majority, on his
record during a prior
term in which the
standards of education
were much improved
in Navajo. He is also
U. S. Commissioner.
He is a staunch Repub-
lican, has taken an ac-
tive part in the councils
of his party for a num-
ber of years, and is at
present member of the
State Central Commit-
tee and Secretary of
the County Executive
Committee. Mr. Smith
was born in Utah, but
came to Arizona in
1874 with his father,
Jesse Smith, who was
one of the State's
pioneers, a member of
the Territorial Legis-
lature, and President
of the Snowflake Stake
of the Mormon Church, and a man loved and esteemed throughout
the State. R. C. Smith lived most of his early life on a farm, and
was educated in the common schools in Utah, after which he took
a business course in Salt Lake City. He married Miss Sarah Tenny,
a native of Arizona, and in their home community they are leading
figures in the social and civic life. They have five children.




BEN M. CRAWFORD, Clerk of the Superior Court of Grcenlee
County, has been well and favorably known in the political affairs
of the State (Territory) for almost thirty years. He was Sheriff
of Graham County before the county which has recently honored
him was divided from the original Graham County. He was first
elected to that position in 1884, and his administration was so satis-
factory that he was re-elected by a large majority, and much of the
lawlessness that had prevailed there was stamped out. Mr. Craw-



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ford has alway* been a consistent worker in behalf of Democratic
principles, and during Cleveland's last administration was a member
of the Democratic National Central Committee. He was also a
member of the first Constitutional Convention of Arizona, in 1891.
Mr. Crawford is a Southerner by birth and breeding, and was born
in Maryland in 1847. There he lived his early life and was edu-




Ben M. Crawford



cated. Fraternally, as politically, Mr. Crawford is well and favor-
ably known and popular, as he is a member of the Elks and Moose,
and in every movement for general good will be found ready and
willing to do not only his share, but anything that lies within his
power to aid those who may be backing it. Ben Crawford came
to Arizona in 1879, and engaged in prospecting and mining, and
has been actively engaged in mining ever since.



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J. G. KEATING, member of Board of Supervisors of Final County,
\vas born at Fort Smith, Arkansas, March 13, 1854, and was reared
and educated in the Catholic schools of that place. He started life
as a farmer boy, but came to Arizona over thirty years ago, so may

^fjfjk R^fefet. u ( '" ' H ' reckoned among the

State's pioneers. In his
early years here he drove
stage, and is well and fa-
vorably known by the old-
timers. The year before the
Timber Culture Act was
fl repealed he took up a claim
\ of 160 acres and proved on
same, and part of that prop-
erty he still holds. He has
been for years a well known
business man of Florence,
where he has taken an ac-
tive part in the councils of
the Democratic party. He
has, in fact, been interested
in politics since his first
vote, and for a number of
years w 7 as a member of the
Democratic Central Com-
mittee. At present he is
the Chairman of the Coun-
ty Central Committee, and ex-officio member of the State Democratic
Central Committee. In 1900 he was elected a member of the Board
of Supervisors, and by them chosen Chairman. When a vacancy
occurred recently in the Board, he was chosen to fill out the unexpired
term. He has been a member of the town council since the town of
Florence was incorporated. He was elected to the 23rd Legislature,
and ran ahead of his ticket, thereby giving evidence of the high esteem
in which he is held in his county. During his term in the Legislature
he succeeded in having passed an appropriation bill making it possible
to erect the bridge at Florence, which has proven a vast benefit to the
people of that section and aided greatly in its development, since it
makes it possible to get across the river at all times. When Company
E of the National Guards was organized in Florence, Mr. Keating
enlisted and served about three and one-half years, having attained the
rank of Captain before he resigned. Mr. Keating was married
shortly after he came to Arizona, has made his home practically during
the past thirty years in Florence ,and throughout Final County is rated
as one of the substantial citizens, wields a large influence in politics
and takes an active part in all movements for betterment of con-
ditions.




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WINFEILD SCOTT NORVIEL, Official Reporter of the Superior Court
of Maricopa County, was born in Logan County, Ohio, raised on a
farm in that State, and received his early education in the public
schools. He is the son of Henry S. and Anne Ballinger Norviel.

Having completed the
public school course.
Mr. Norviel attended
the University at Val-
paraiso, Ind., from
which he has received
the degrees of B. S.,
B.A.andLL. B. He
also completed the
University courses in
civil engineering and
shorthand. "He then
taught two years in
the public schools of
Ohio, and one year
each in Indiana, Illi-
nois and Louisiana,
and three years in the
university from which
he had been gradu-
ated. He later re-
moved to California,
and for three years
taught in a business
college in Los An-
geles. In the latter
State he was admitted
to the practice of law
before the Supreme
Court of the State,
and began practice of
the profession in 1895. He was thus employed for three years, then
removed to Prescott. In 1902 Judge Sloan appointed him Court
Reporter of the Fourth Judicial District of Arizona, which position
he rilled until 1911, when he resigned to become Private Secretary to
the Governor, and continued to serve in this capacity until the advent
of Statehood. He w r as appointed to his present position February
15, 1912. Mr. Norviel has never taken any but a layman's part in
politics, and has never held an elective office. Fraternally he is a
member of the Masons, Arizona No. 2, F. & A. M., Phoenix, and
of the Odd Fellows, in which he has passed through all chairs, and is
a member of the Prescott Lodge. He was married in 1890 to Miss
Mary Antrim, of Ohio. They have one son, Scott Lamar.




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EUGENE J. TRIPF J EL, chief clerk of the State Land Commission, has
been a resident of Arizona since 1884, when he came to Globe and
entered the employ of The Old Dominion Copper Company, and re-
mained with the company until 1887. In the year 1886 he was elect-
ed to represent Gila County in the 14th Territorial Assembly. Short-
ly afterward he was appointed Deputy U. S. Collector at Yuma, and
at the expiration of his term, founded and conducted the Yuma
Times. Mr. Trippel had been w r ell educated in various lines in the




Eugene J. Trippel



east, having attended first the public schools of New York and Brook-
lyn, then Nazareth Hall Military Academy in Pennsylvania, from
which he was graduated, and subsequently the School of Mines, Co-
lumbia University. For four years prior to his coming to Arizona,
Mr. Trippel was employed at assaying and mining in Nevada, and
during this time he also engaged in journalism and took up the study
of law. Mr. Trippel has had much experience in newspaper work,
and while conducting the Yuma Times was special contributor to
some of the leading magazines and newspapers, and in 1892 he re-



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moved to San Francisco to take up journalism, and for some time was
coast news editor of the Chronicle. He returned to Yuma on being
appointed Secretary of the Territorial Prison and during Cleveland's
administration served as Register of the Land Office at Tucson. In
1899 he was Secretary of the Council of the 20th Legislature. For
nine years succeeding this he was Grand Recorder of the A. O. U. W.
of Arizona, but resigned in 1909 to become Auditor of The Consoli-
dated T. T. & E. Co., and later opened offices as private accountant,
specializing in general accounting and auditing. He served as mem-
ber of the Special Board of Examiners of State Institutions, being ap-
pointed by Governor G. W. P. Hunt during the spring of 1912. Mr.
Trippel has been a lifelong Democrat, and was appointed to his present
position shortly after the coming of statehood. His home is in Tucson,
and he is a member of the Odd Fellows, Knights of Pythias, Fraternal
Mystic Circle, Woodmen of the World, and Elks in that city.
Throughout the state he is one of the best known and popular citizens.



D. M. CLARK, Superintendent of Roads of Yavapai County, was
one of the originators of the "Good Roads" idea, and is generally

known as an enthusiast on
the subject. Mr. C?ark gave
much attention to this sub-
ject before his election to
the office of Superintendent
of Roads for Yavapai, his en-
thusiasm causing him to be
recognized as one of the best
informed men in the State on
the matter of roads, and to
his exceptional qualifications
for the position, his election
to the office is undoubtedly
to be attributed. Mr. Clark
was born in San Bernardino,
California, September 16,
1874, and is the son of Hor-
ace and Susan Clark, promi-
nently knowm in that vicin-
ity. He has been a resident
of Arizona, however, for the
past sixteen years, where his
interests have been centered
in mining and commercial
ventures, in both of which he has been eminently successful, and no
man in his section of the State has a broader knowledge of the State or
affairs in general than he.




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MONICO GARCIA, Treasurer of Apache County, brought to the
office a great fund of general knowledge of county affairs acquired
during his terms of service of Recorder, Probate Judge and Super-
intendent of Public Schools, all of which offices he has filled with the

highest credit to himself, and to
the entire satisfaction of the
people who elected him, and in
his election to the important
office of Treasurer the people
of Apache are but testifying to
their implicit confidence in Mr.
Garcia's integrity and ability.
He is the son of Gabriel and
Beam's Garcia, and was born in
San Marcial, New Mexico,
March 15, 1876, but has never
known any home other than
Arizona, as the family removed
here when he was a mere infant.
He first attended school in the
common schools of Apache
County, and then took a course
at the National Normal Uni-
versity, at Lebanon, Ohio.
While his interests have been
varied, he has constantly for
some years been one of the State's leading sheep growers, deeply
interested in improving his stock and in increasing the weight and
wool-producing qualities of the animals. He is Secretary of the
Colter Construction Company, is well known and highly regarded
by a large circle of acquaintances. He was married July 7, 1902,
to Miss Amelia Hunt. They have three children, Adela, Lupita
and Jimmie.




ANDREW JACKSON MOORE, the Chief of Police of the City of
Phoenix, is one of those romantic figures that link the wild and woolly
past with the staid and law-abiding present. Much of his life he has
been connected with the department of justice in this State, and ever
since the organization of the police department of Phoenix he has been
a dominant factor in seeing that the laws w r ere observed. A self-made
man, he has steadily risen to his present high position entirely through
his own efforts and abilities. Chief Moore was born in Prescott,
Arizona, in 1875. His father was also named Andrew Jackson



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