Jo Conners.

Who's who in Arizona .. online

. (page 51 of 58)
Online LibraryJo ConnersWho's who in Arizona .. → online text (page 51 of 58)
Font size
QR-code for this ebook

special session of the Legislature early in 1913 he was again chosen
for this position, the choice having been unanimous. Mr. Cunniff
was married in 1903 to Miss Everesta Spink, of Indianapolis, a charm-
ing woman and musician of ability. They have two children, Hilda
and Bernard.

GEORGE H. CHASE, Senator from Greenlee County, is a veteran
of the Civil War, an absolutely reliable business man, an all around
booster, and one of the most gentlemanly and substantial citizens of
Arizona. He \vas born in New York in 1843, and has been a resi-
dent of this State since 1898.. While Senator Chase can hardly be
classified as a pioneer, he comes of a line of pioneers and statesmen.
His father, Samuel P. Chase, was a well known pioneer of that sec-
tion of New York in which the Senator was born, and like his dis-
tinguished relative Salmon P. Chase, of national reputation, was
known as a progressive, wide-awake citizen whose word was as good
as his bond. Since coming to Arizona, Senator Chase has been ac-
tively engaged in its upbuilding, and when Arizona was ready for
admission to the Lnion, the people of his county united in choosing
him their first representative in the State Senate, regardless of their
political belief, for, although they knew him to be a progressive Demo-
crat, they also knew what manner of man he is. George H. Chase
is a fighter and builder, and he has aided in many of the important
building enterprises of the State, especially mining buildings of Clifton-
Morenci district, which bear the stamp of approval of competent
judges. Senator Chase is a Blue Lodge Mason of more than forty
years' standing, and is a member of Winnebago Lodge No. 33, of
Portage, Wisconsin. During the Civil War he served three years
as cavalryman and was wounded three times, and left the service a
Sergeant-Major with two commissions in his pocket, neither of which
he accepted. Like his military record, his record since has been with-
out blemish, the credit for which he is perfectly willing to share with
Mrs. Chase, who is known throughout the Gila Valley as "Aunt
Maggie," where she numbers her friends by her acquaintances, and
her delight is in doing good. Mr. and Mrs. Chase are a splendid and
interesting old couple, though George H. denies being old. They
have two daughters and one son. At the first session of the Legislature
Senator Chase was Chairman of the Committee on Mines and Mining
and member of five other committees, and at the special session was
Chairman of the Committee on Education and Public Institutions
and member of Enrolling and Engrossing, Labor, Mines and Mining,
Constitutional Amendments and Referendum, and Corporations Com-
mittees. When the First Legislature of Arizona has completed irs
work, there is no man whose record as a member will more readilv
prove up under the searchlight than the "Gentleman from Greenlee,"
one of the staunch sort, of whom the State may well be proud.

IX A R I /. O N A


George H. Chase

714 W H O ' S W H O

JAMES FRAXKLIX DUXCAX, Representative from Cochise County,
and Commander of the Department of Arizona, G. A. R., was born
in Philadelphia, June 15, 1839. His father, John Duncan, was of
Scotch descent. His mother was of Holland Dutch descent, and a
native of Pennsylvania. "Judge" Duncan, as he is familiarly known,
was educated in the public schools of Pennsylvania, and also had a
course in a large Pittsburgh mercantile college. He later served an
apprenticeship as blacksmith, and worked at the trade until the Civil
War broke out, when he enlisted in Company A, 46th Regiment
Pennsylvania Volunteers, served almost four years and participated in
the battles of Cedar Mountain, second battle of Bull Run, Antietam,
Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. In May, 1864. he started on the
Atlanta campaign with General Sherman, and participated in every
battle of the campaign until the fall of Atlanta, September 2, 1864.
November 15th the corps started for Savannah, arrived December
22nd, and presented President Lincoln with that city as a Yuleide
gift. In January they crossed the Savannah to Pittsburgh Landing,
were at Raleigh when Johnson surrendered to Sherman. They then
started to Washington by way of Richmond, arrived in time to parti-
pate in the grand review, and were soon after discharged. After the
war he engaged in the oil business in Clarion County, Pennsylvania,
for twelve years. Mr. Duncan came to Arizona in 1879 and located
at Mule Gulch, Pima County, the next year was appointed the first
Justice of the Peace, before the city of Bisbee was located, and the
next year was elected to that office, which he filled for eleven years.
At one time he held eleven offices in the county, the duties of all of
which were conscientiously performed. Mr. Duncan is serving his
second term in the Legislature. He is a progressive Democrat and
has been active in the First State Legislature on various committees.
In the special session he is member of the Committee on Public Health
and Statistics, Militia and Public Defense, and Suffrage and Elections.
His appointment as Commander of the Arizona Deparment, G. A. R.,
was a complete surprise to Mr. Duncan, and caused him for the
moment to be nonplussed, but his has been an excellent administration.

ALFRED KIXXEY, Senator from Gila County, who was also one
of that County's representatives in the Constitutional Convention,
was born in Greene County, Ohio, January 5, 1856. He was edu-
cated in the public schols of Ohio and Iowa, the family having
removed to the latter State in 1866. Senator Kinney has also lived
in Colorado and New Mexico, and came to Arizona in 1881.
Shortly after his coming he erected a sawmill in the Pinal Mountains,
near Globe, and engaged in the manufacture of lumber and building.
He is also owner of important mining enterprises in the State. Sen-
ator Kinney is a progressive Democrat, and though of rather quiet
demeanor, has become one of the best known men in the State, and
one of its most highly esteemed citizens. His majority when elected



Alfred Kinney


Senator in the First State Legislature is the most direct tribute his
fellow dti/.ens in Gila could have shown him. He has been active
in political affairs for many years, has been one of the Board of Super-
visors, and Mayor of the City of Globe. As member of the first
session of the Legislature he gained a reputation as a thorough worker,
and in that session he was Chairman of the Committee on Constitu-
tional Amendments and member of various others. In the special
session Senator Kinney is member of the Appropriation?, Finance,
Municipal Corporations, State Accounting and Methods of Business
Committees, and Chairman of Constitutional Amendments and Refer-
endum Committee. Mr. Kinney is an active member of the Elks and
Odd Fellows. May 12, 1881, he was married to Mrs. Clara
Weissig. Mrs. Kinney, like her husband, is well known throughout
the Gila Valley, and is much interested in church and social affairs
in Globe.

HARRY AUSTIN DAVIS, one of Maricopa's representatives in the
First State Senate, is a native of Nebraska, and was born November
23, 1879. He is the youngest member of the Senate. His father.
Charles H. Davis, traces his ancestry back to the Pilgrim Fathers, and
his mother, formerly Miss Angie Nettie Friend, is also a member of
a family of pioneers on the Atlantic Coast. In the early eighties
Senator Davis' father met with financial reverses, and the children
were therefore taught the rugged lesson of life in early youth. Harry
Davis worked for his education, and when only fifteen w T as graduated
from the Franklin High School. When quite young he came to
Colorado, where he worked at prospecting and mining for three years,
but, having literary inclinations, he began writing special articles, and
was soon engaged regularly in newspaper work. He was editor of a
paper at Norton, Kansas, and the following year editor of the Herald,
Salina, Kansas. He has also held other positions, some of them with
large Southern publications, both in the capacity of editor and business
manager. Senator Davis has an extremely analytical mind, a splen-
did grasp of things, and wields a trenchant pen or makes a strong
speech. Before coming to Arizona he was well known in political
life in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas, as an uncompromising advocate
of clean, progressive Democratic politics, and though a resident of this
State but a few years, he has been an active w T orker in his party's
interests, and especially so in the interest of Woman Suffrage, a cause
which he did much to further throughout the State, both by working
and speaking. Until elected to his present office, however, he was
not a candidate for office. As Chairman of the Public Land Com-
mittee of the Senate, he has influenced to a great extent the legilsation
relating thereto. His first position in the State was with the Bisbee
Review, but he shortly removed to Phoenix, where he located perma-
nently, and engaged in the publishing and printing business. Senator
Davis was married in December, 1902, to Miss Alice Greenhalgh, a
teacher and popular young lady of Oskaloosa,



Harrv Austin Davis


CHALMERS BARBOUR WOOD, or "Wood of Maricopa," as he is
familiarly known, is a descendant of old Virginia stock, his ancestors
having settler there long before the Revolution, and among them are
numbered the Woods, Strothers, Ashbys, Brownings, Barbours, Pen-
dletons, and others of the old-time Southern families. Senator Wood
was born in Galloway County, Missouri, reared and educated in his
native State, where he attended the public schools and Westminster
College, at Fulton, from which he was graduated in the class of '94.
His father, Edward Whittield Wood, was of old Anglo-Saxon
descent, and his mother, Helen Mary S t roth er- Wood, of Scotch-Irish
descent. Senator Wood has long been regarded as one of the best
posted men in Arizona on County and State government, and as an
authority on school affairs, and during the first session of the Legisla-
ture he was Chairman of the Committee on Education and Public
Institutions. He was also chairman of the Finance Committee, and
member of six others. He has been a resident of Arizona since Feb-
ruary, 1900, during this time also a resident of Maricopa County,
and most of the time prominent in its political affairs. He is also
a thorough Democrat, a strong supporter of the Arizona Constitution
and an enthusiast on what Arizona is and is likely to be. He was
elected to his present office by a large majority and has been one of the
most persistent and enduring workers to be found in either house. In
the special session he w T as again chairman of the Committee on
Finance and member of the following committees : Appropriations,
Counties and County Affairs, Corporations, Education and Public
Institutions, Judiciary, Rules, and Suffrage and Elections. Senator
Wood is a member of The Sons of the Revolution, and of other social
and fraternal organizations. He was married November 24, 1896,
to Miss Eleanor Wilson, and with their three ch<!d r en, Wilson Bar-
bour, Mary Adele and Helen West, they make their home near

CORXELIUS C. SMITH, Captain Fifth United States Cavalry, Fort
Huachuca, is the son of Colonel Gilbert C. and Dolores Oury
Smith, is a native of Arizona, and has spent practically his whole life
in military environment. Captain Smith was born in Tucson April 7,
1869, and in 1871 the family removed to San Francisco, but in 1873
removed to Fort Union, New Mexico, where his father was stationed
for several years. He was subsequently stationed at Fort Grant,
where Captain Smith lived with the family until 1880, when he was
sent to the home of his grandfather, William S. Oury, in Tucson, to
attend school. The following year he entered St. Matthews
military Academy, at San Mateo, California, where he took a two
years' course, and then went east to school. He tried to obtain an
appointment as cadet in the Military Academy at West Point, but
lacked the necessary political influence. In April, 1890, he enlisted
in the regular army, becoming a member of Troop H, Sixth Cavalry,



Chalmers Barbour Wood

\V H S W H O

participated in the Sioux Indian campaign during the years 1890-
1801, received the Congressional medal of honor for gallantry in
action, and in 1802 was commissioned Second Lieutenant. During
the Spanish American War he served in Cuba as Second and First
Lieutenants, and in 1002 was promoted to the rank of Captain.
Captain Smith has served about eight years in the Philippines, during
which he was appointed Major of Scouts and Civil Governor of the
Districts of Cotobato and Lanao, of the Moro Province. He has
been twice married. His first wife was Frances Agnes Graham,
who died some years ago, leaving two sons, Gilbert C. and James
Graham, aged respectively sixteen and thirteen years. He later
married Miss Kathleen Crowley, a well educated and very charming

FRED W. WESSEL, Senator from Yuma County, is one of the
representative men of Yuma. He is a native of Mississippi, but has
been reared in the Southwest, having been educated in California in
the public schools and later was graduated from the Placerville
Academy. He maried Miss Mary Pettijohn, of Colton, California.
Mr. Wessel has been a resident of Arizona since 1891, and all of this
time has made his home in Yuma County. Here he has had a varied
experience as prospector, merchant and rancher, and has served as
Justice of the Peace and as County Superintendent of Schools, and
as citizen and official, in any capacity in which he has served, Mr.
Wessel has won the highest esteem of his fellows throughout the
county, which fact has been demonstrated by his majority when a
candidate for his present office. In the Senate he is one of the most
able workers, and is now serving as Chairman of the Committees on
Mining and Enrolling and Engrossing. He is also serving on the
following committees: Printing and Clerks, Appropriations, Cor-
porations, Public Lands, and Education and Public Institutions. Fra-
ternally, as politically, Senator Wessel is well known, and he is an
active member of the Masons and Elks.

G. W. M. CARVIL. Mayor of Globe, has been identified with the
commercial life of this section for many years, during which he has
become known as one of the be^t blacksmiths and wagonmakers in
the Southwest. Always actively interested in politics, and having
given much attention to the question of government, when the advo-
cates of a business administration in Globe sought a candidate, Mr.
Carvil was the man agreed upon. He was elected by a strong ma-
jority over one of the ablest attorneys in Arizona, and has conducted
the office in a manner entirely satisfactory to all. He had previously
had a beneficial experience in municipal government, as he served
seven years as Councilman in Silver City, New Mexico. He also
served one term as Assessor of Grant County. Mr. Carvil was born in
Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. His parents were Levi and Mary



Fred W. Wessel


Fisher Carvil, the former a ship builder and carpenter. Air. Carvil,
after having finished the public school course, came to the United
States, arriving in Colorado in 1880. Two years later he moved on
to Silver City, where he spent two years, and in 1882 came to Globe.
There in a commercial and political way he soon made a place for
himself, and has since made it his home. He married Miss Caroline
McKenzy, and eleven children have been born to them, all of whom
are living. They are George Ervin, Mrs. Knight Smith, Mrs.
Henry S. Carter, W. D., Mrs. Baxter St. George Bishop, Mrs.
William G. Sapp, Mrs. Ray Riqua, Flower May, Ada, and twin
boys, Harold and Herbert Mayhew.

J. LORENZO HUBBELL, Senator from Apache County, was born
November 27, 1853, in Pajarrito, New Mexico, while Arizona was
yet a portion of that Territory. Being a born and bred Westerner,
the freedom of the pioneer life on the plains could not but appeal
to the boy, in whose veins coursed the blood of the Vikings, for
Senator Hbubell is a lineal descendant of one of the virile Danes who
centuries ago wrested part of England from Alfred the Great. His
maternal ancestors came from Toledo, Spain, three generations ago,
and settled in New Mexico. Lorenzo Hubbell is a true disciple of
his illustrious forbears, strong and vigorous of body, manly and indi-
vidual in character, quick and keen of mind, and just and generous
of soul. Practically his whole life has been spent in Arizona; her
interests are his interests, a fact that has evidently been appreciated
by his fellow citizens in Apache, since they have on various occasions
made him their choice for official position's. Twice they have elected
him to the office of Sheriff, and in 1893 to the Council of the Terri-
torial Legislature, and in 1912 made him their Senator in the First
State Legislature. He has also been Chairman of the State Repub-
lican Central Committee. Senator Hubbell is a notable example of
the successful, self-made, self-educated man, and although his early
education consisted of only nineteen months' schooling, there are few
more generally well informed in literature or current events than
Senator Hubbell; few who have a better command of language, or
a keener insight into the problems of the day, and it is his thorough
knowledge of the trend of affairs that has made him a valuable mem-
ber of the State Legislature. He is a leading merchant and Indian
trader in Apache, and a prominent and life member of the B. P. O. E.
throughout the nation. He was married in June, 1879, to Miss
Lina Rubic, and, together with their four children, Adela, Barbara,
Lorenzo and Roman, they occupy one of the finest houses in Arizona,
a model of good taste, which contains a carefully selected library and
rare paintings, some of which were brought by Senator Hubbell's
mother from Spain. And at all times is this home thrown open to
Senator Hubbell's friends, who are attracted thither by his genial per-
sonality. He is a Republican in politics and member of the minority


J. Lorenzo Hubbell

71' 4 \V H()'s \V II O

party in the Senate, hut his efforts in directing affairs have heen
fruitful of satisfactory results. In the special session he served on
the Judiciary, Finance, Engrossing and Enrolling and Corporations

FRED S. BREEX, Senator from Coconino County in the First State
Legislature, was born March 20, 1869, at Manteno, Illinois. He
received his early education in the public schools of his native State,
and lived there until 1898. He served as Private Secretary to the
Speaker of the Illinois House of Representative, and as business man-
ager of the Eastern Illinois Hospital for the Insane at Kankakee dur-
ing the years 1896 and 1897. On coming to Arizona he settled in
Flagstaff and for ten years, 1898 to 1908, held the position of United
States Forest Supervisor, in charge of all the national forests of im-
portance in northern Arizona. Senator Breen was elected to repre-
sent his county in the Twenty-fifth Territorial Legislature as member
of the Council, but held no other political office in the State until his
election in the fall of 1911 to the First State Senate. He is a member
of the Code, Muncipal Corporation, State Accounting and Methods
of Business Committees, and a hard and capable committee worker.
Senator Breen is a journalist by profession, and is owner of the
"Coconino Sun," of Flagstaff. He is a man whose merits are gener-
ally recognized both in business and politics, and one of Coconino's
leading citizens. He is Lieutenant Colonel of the First Regular
Arizona Infantry. In June, 1906, Senator Breen was married at
Flagstaff to Carolyn E. Austin.

WILLIAM WHIPPLE, member of the First State Legislature, was
born in Provo City, Utah, March 12, 1854, and is son of Edson and
Mary Ann Yeager Whipple, pioneers of Utah. His ancestry for
generations is distinctly American, the first members of the family in
this country having come from England in 1630 and settled in the
Massachusetts Bay Colony. William Whipple, signer of the Declara-
tion of Independence, who also commanded Continental troops at the
Battle of Saratoga, belonged to this family, as did Bishop
\Vhipple, who was Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota
for many years. Fort Whipple, Arizona, was named after another
member who was adjutant general in the Mexican War. Though
the ground work of Mr. Whipple's education was received in the
schools of Provo, and ' he spent some time in the University
of Provo, he has been largely self-educated by diligent reading
and study. Like all men of the West in early days, he was a man
of many parts, whose thorough development has been the result of
pioneer hardships. He came to Arizona in 1876, first located on the
Little Colorado, and in 1883 settled in Graham County, where for
ten years he taught in the public schools, most of the time in
Pima. He then removed to Clifton, his present home, where he

[ X A R I Z X A

Fred S. Breen



conducted a dairy for twelve years with much success, later extended
his interests and developed a farm near Pima, where he now owns
240 acres of excellent land, 150 of which are under cultiva-
tion. The Crystal Water Company of Clifton is another
of his business enterprises. Mr . Whipple has also met with
much success in the mining industry. Until elected to the House he
held no political office other than Justice of the Peace and School
Trustee, but his progressive and reform principles are well known,
and he is a recognized factor in political life. In the special session
held in 1913 he was Chairman of the Committee on Public Health
and Statistics, and member of the Good Roads, Education, and Suf-
frage and Election Committees. He was married in 1876 to Miss
Polly A. Carter, and of the nine children born to them but three,
William D., Flossie and Violet, are now living.

GEORGE DE Los CRAIG, D. D. S., and member of the House from
Cochise County, is a native of California, and a descendant of pioneers
of that State. His ancestors on both sides crossed the plains in the
early days, and were prominent in the development of the new West.
His father, W. P. Craig, is a prominent mining man of California.
Dr. Craig is a practicing dentist in Bisbee. He is also interested in
mining. In the present session of the Legislature he is Chairman of
the Committee on Banking and Insurance, and serving on the Judi-
ciary, Style, Revision and Compilation, and State Institutions and
Expenditures Committees.

J. FRED BROWN, Senator from Final County, was born on a farm
at Hartland, New York, June 8, 1875. He was educated in the
public schools of that State, spent two years in High School, and then
took a complete business course. He taught school for three years,
then entered the employ of the New York Central Railroad at Gas-
port, and went from there to Niagara, where he worked in the joint
yards of several companies. Mr. Brown came west by way of Col-
orado, Wyoming and Utah, working in each State at his regular
occupation, railroading, and arrived in Arizona August 22, 1901.
Here he entered the service of the Southern Pacific Railroad Com-
pany. He has taken a prominent part in the development of the San
Carlos or Casa Grande project. It is through the efforts of a num-
ber of citizens of that vicinity, of whom Senator Brown has been the
leader, that the valley is soon to have a dam similar to the Roosevelt
dam, the work being financed by private capital. Senator Brown
was elected to the First State Legislature by a sound majority, and
during its session took an active interest in the labor, irrigation and
land bills, and though a member of the minority, his influence in at-
taining results was of great strength. He ranks as one of the ablest
men of the Senate in committee work, and at the special session was
appointed on the following committees: Mines and Mining, Public


J. Fred Brown



Lands, Counties and County Affairs, State Accounting and Methods
of Business, and Enrolling and Engrossing. He is a diligent workei,
a man of much foresight, and while one of the younger members of the
Senate, and belonging to the minority, has manifested a decided ability
to make his presence count on questions which may be of interest to
his constituents or vicinity.

Online LibraryJo ConnersWho's who in Arizona .. → online text (page 51 of 58)