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past ten years, during which she has served as matron and teacher of

Domestic Science at both the
Phoenix and Sacaton schools.
She is now the representative
in Phoenix in charge of all
the Indian young men and
women who have been edu-
cated in the Government
schools and are employed in
domestic service. Miss Chin-
gren is intensely interested in
the welfare of Indian young
women, her years of experi-
ence in this work has given
her a thorough knowledge of
the characteristics of the race,
and made her especially qual-
ified for her position. Of the
several hundred young wo-
men with whom she is con-
stantly brought in personal
contact she can call each one
by name, is fully acquainted
with her qualifications and
special fitness for certain po-
sitions, and her intercourse
with each is dominated by the
purely personal note that
proves such an advantage in
every case to both the girl
and her employer. Miss
Chingren is a native of Illi-
nois, where she was educated, but in her years in Arizona, especially
in Phoenix and vicinity, has gained many firm friends.


HINSON THOMAS, one of Globe's most valued and prominent
citizens, was born in Mobile, Alabama, in 1854, received his education

and made his home there until after
the Civil War. At an early age he
went to New York City, where he
remained nine years, and in 1874 left
for Los Angeles, but the following
year came to Arizona and located in
Prescott. In the nearly two-score
years that Mr. Thomas has been in
Arizona he has lived in various sec-
tions, held various positions and be-
come thoroughly familiar with the
industrial conditions in the State,
especially in mining, as he has spent
much time in prospecting and mining.
Mr. Thomas has held numerous offi-
cial positions, among which was
Assistant to the Pima County Re-
corder, when Tombstone was in-
cluded in Pima. He has also done
newspaper w 7 ork, and become owner
of several valuable mining claims.

He was married in 1886 to Miss Ynez Sanchez, of Florence. He is
a lifelong Democrat, and member of several fraternal organizations.

A. W. SYDNOR, of Globe, Arizona, who has held the position of
Immigration Commissioner of Gila County for several years, is widely
known over the Southwest, having been in business in several
localities during the past quarter century, and employed by a
majority of the large railroads of the Southwest. Mr. Sydnor was
born on a farm in Contra Costa County, California, in 1861. His
parents were John B. and Fannie J. Howser Sydnor, the former being
one of the first Superior Court Judges of that State. Mr. Sydnor
has been in business in Globe during the past twelve years, and
previous to that was in business in Los Angeles and Needles, Cali-
fornia. He W 7 as a conductor on the Southern Pacific Railroad for
eight years, and for a year was in Mexico in the supply office of the
company building the road from Guaymas to Nogales, known as the
"Burro Road." He worked as conductor on the Mexico Nacional
out of the City of Mexico, held a similar position on the Denver &
Rio Grande from Leadville, and from May, 1889, until September,
1894, was conductor on the Santa Fe out of Needles, California.
Mr. Sydnor owns one of the finest ranches in the Salt River Valley,
near Phoenix. He was the organizer of the Globe Ice & Cold Storage
Company and a director and one of the heaviest stockholders of the
Globe National Bank. He has been actively engaged in mining devel-

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opment of the Globe-Miami and the Ray Mining Districts, and has a
number of valuable claims in Gila County. He was united in
marriage to Annie Hopkins, also a native of California. As Immigra-
tion Commissioner of Gila County, Mr. Sydnor has obtained much
valuable publicity for his county, and has brought many desirable
settlers to the Gila Valley.

AMOS WILSON COLE, Corporation Commissioner, has been a Mis-
souri politician since early youth, when he displayed a strong propen-
sity for this game, and has no comprehension of the word defeat when
personally applied. In his native State it has been rightfully his
through the efforts of none other than the illustrious Champ Clark,
against whom he made a strong fight when both were quite young.
He was entirely put out of the running by Champ, but later, largely
through the latter's influence, he secured a position with the State
Legislature, an undisputed evidence that he is a good loser in the
political game, and possessed of illimitable perseverance. Mr. Cole
was born in Danville, Missouri, and educated in the public schools
and the University of Missouri. He has spent a considerable por-
tion of his life on the frontier, and the past ten years of it in Arizona.
He has been employed as smelterman in Douglas, and has the reputa-
tion in mining circles o-f being one of the best known in the State.
He was a member of the City Council of Douglas for two years, and
served as Secretary of the Constitutional Convention. At the first
State election he was chosen member of the Corporation Commission
on the Democratic ticket. As much of the business of the commission
deals with mining matters, Mr. Cole's thorough understanding of this
industry in the State has been of great fundamental value in their
work. On February 18, 1891, Mr. Cole was married to Miss Mary
O. Baker, and to their union have been born the following children :
Lillian F., Carlee M., lone, Genevieve, Amos, Jr., and Marguerite.

HARRY JENNINGS, Lowell, son of Harry and Stella O'Malley
Jennings, was born in County Mayo, Ireland, and came to the LTnited
States in 1891. He went direct to Leadville, Colorado, where he
remained five years, and on Christmas, 1896, he came to Arizona and
located in Bisbee, where for seven years he was a member of the
police force. He later removed to Lowell, his present home, and
engaged in business. Air. Jennings is a firm Democrat, and at
present a member of the Democratic State Central Committee. He
served as Chairman of the local delegation to the first State conven-
tion. He was one of the members of the Arizona Volunteers for the
Spanish-American war, but the organization failed to be mustered in
for service. On March 7, 1905, Mr. Jennings was married to
Stella Muldoon, and the issue of the union is three sons, Harry,
Hugh and John.

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L. W. Mix, Mayor of Nogales, was born in Batavia, Genessee
County, New York, April 19th, 1849. He is the son of Leander and
Mary Bennett Mix. Captain Mix, as he is popularly known, came
to Arizona in 1882, and has had legal residence in Nogales since
1885. For ten years prior to taking up his residence in this State,
he lived in San Francisco, where he was for over five years Captain of
the famous Company "G," Second Artillery, National Guard of
California, well known to all Californians of that period, and was a
prominent figure in the stirring events of the early day history of San
Francisco. Captain Mix married Senorita Dolores Escalante, whose
father was a prominent man in the State of Sonora and in the Republic
of Mexico when Benito Juarez was the president. By profession
Captain Mix is a consulting engineer, and in this capacity his attention
was for some years occupied in important enterprises in Mexico,
especially in the national capital. He still has property interests in
our sister republic, and owns considerable real estate in Nogales. He
is the proprietor of the Nacional Pharmacy in Nogales, but does not
actively engage in its management. He is also President of the
Nogales Electric Light, Ice and Water Company, and Vice President
of the wealthy and influential corporation of Roy & Titcomb, Inc.
He is a member of El Zaribah Shrine, in Phoenix, of the Chapter in
Tombstone, Commandery in Tucson, and of the Scottish Rite Masons,
thirty-second degree, in Tucson. He has been a member of the
Bohemian Club in San Francisco since 1878, is a member of the
American Club in the City of Mexico, and also of the Country Club
of the city. In the capacity of Mayor of Nogales he does not
permit his extensive personal interests to interfere with his official
duties. In conjunction with the military and civic police
authorities, he personally did effective work on the day of the
battle of Nogales March 13, 1913 in preserving order and keeping
people out of the danger zone on the American side of the interna-
tional line. The military officers appreciated highly his advice and co-
operation. Mr. and Mrs. Mix have five children: Elena Mrs
A. L. B. Johnson Josefine, Beatriz, Consuelo and Leandro.

CHARLES L. JONES, mining man and member of the City Council
of Bisbee, was born in Litchfield, Illinois, June 19, 1869. He is the
son of George E. and Matilda Stoltz Jones, who removed to Colorado
when Charles w T as but a boy, and he w T as educated in the public schools
of Illinois and Colorado. His first occupation was mining in the
latter State. He came to Arizona in 1890, made his home in Prescott
for five years, and has since been a resident of Bisbee. He has various
mining interests in that vicinity, and is a Director in the Cochise
Mining Company. He is also owner of some valuable property in
the Warren Mining District. He is a well known member of the
B. P. O. E., Red Men and Eagles. In 1903 Mr. Jones was married
in Tucson to Miss Matilda Kliner.

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HEXRY H. HOTCHKISS, chosen at the first State Election in 1911
as Superintendent of the Public Schools of Cochise County,
was born in Fayette County, Texas, in 1884. He is a son of
Milton S. and Frances Young Hotchkiss. Mr. Hotchkiss was
educated in the public schools of Texas, the Southwestern Uni-
versity at Georgetown and Toby's College of Waco. Since then the
greater part of his time has been devoted to school work, as teacher
and superintendent. He taught in Toby's College before coming to
Arizona. He located in Douglas, where his first employment was as
bookkeeper with a grocery firm, in which he later acquired an interest
He is also a member of the firm of Hotchkiss & Hayhurst, in the cattle
business. Mr. Hotchkiss is a Democrat, a public worker and a mem-
ber of the Wilson-Marshall Club of Douglas. He is a prominent
member of the Elks and Masons, and at present Secretary of the
Elks' Lodge in Douglas. He was married in Douglas in 1898 to
Miss Myra Elizabeth Hooper, a native of Nashville, Tennessee.
Mrs. Hotchkiss is a graduate of Ward's Seminary, Nashville, and a
woman of exceptional ability. They have one daughter, Myra.
Mr. Hotchkiss recently resigned his position to give his attention to
his private business. His record in office is such, that should he seek
any other position in County or State, he would receive liberal support
in Cochise, and his friends are already urging him to announce his can-
didacy for the position of State Treasurer.

C. W. HICKS, Treasurer of Cochise County, is the son of Edwin
Hicks, a well known attorney of western New York, and was born
in Canandaigua July 9, 1859. His father served as Prosecuting At-
torney of Ontario County, New York, and also as State Senator from
the same County. Mr. Hicks received his early education in the
public schools of New York, and this was supplemented by an aca-
demic course. He came to Arizona in 1895 and located in Cochise
County, which has since been his home. His first position here was
with the El Paso & Southwestern Railroad Company, with whom
he continued for eight years. He has served as City Clerk of Bisbee
for three terms and has held the same position in Tombstone, where
he removed later. In politics he is a Republican, and when elected
to the office of County Treasurer was the only man elected on that
ticket in Cochise County, and ran so far ahead of his ticket that he
demonstrated his immense popularity. Mr. Hicks has, since assuming
the office, shown great skill in handling the county funds and his
methods of conducting this important office have met with absolute
approval. He is active in fraternal work as in politics, and is promi-
nent in both the Masons and B. P. O. E. Mrs. Hicks, formerly
Miss Mattie Baskwell, of Topeka, Kansas, is also well known and
has many friends in the various parts of Cochise County.



DAVID F. JOHNSON, First Treasurer of the State of Arizona, was
born in Dover, Arkansas, August 1, 1871. He is the son of Dr.
Robert M. and Abbie Chandler Johnson, both natives of Arkansas.
His mother is a granddaughter of Major David West, who served

with distinction
during the entire
Mexican War, was
afterward a mem-
ber of the Arkansas
Legislature, and
died at the age of
88, full of honors
and respected by all.
Mr. Johnson's an-
certors were pio-
neers of Kentucky-
1 ennessee, and his
parents were among
the early settlers of
Texas. In the lat-
tei State Mr. John-
son was educated in
the public schools
and Add-Ran Chris-
tian U n i v e r s ity,
when it was located
at Thorp's Spring.
His first regular oc-
cupation was that of
teacher on the plains
of Texas in 1894,
and in 1896 he was
elected County and
District Clerk of
Deaf Smith County,
and served two
terms. He came to
Arizona in the
spring of 1903 and
was employed in
the offices of the
Copper Queen now Phelps-Dodge Mercantile Company store
until January 1, 1911, when he resigned to devote his time to the
position of City Clerk of Douglas, to which he had been elected in
the spring of 1910. Mr. Johnson was elected to his present posi-
tion on the Democratic ticket in the fall of 1911 by the largest ma-

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jority received by any candidate on the State ticket. He is prominent
in the B. P. O. E., and was Secretary of Douglas Lodge No. 955 for
four years; in the Knights of Pythias, and is Past Grand Chancellor
of the Texas jurisdiction of the Order; and is also a member of the
Woodmen of the World. Mr. Johnson was married June 10, 1894,
to Miss Edna Jowell. They have four children, Abbie Feme, David
F., Jr., Conner R. and Albert D.

THOMAS A. PASCOE was born in Galena, Illinois, in 1846, where
his parents, William T. and Mary Pascoe, made their first home
in the United States on corning from England. When Mr. Pascoe
was but six years old the family removed to California, and there he
was educated in the public schools and received the training which
fitted him for the responsibilities of future life. In 1881 he came to
Arizona and located in Globe, which was then the home of but a few
sturdy miners and prospectors, and for the next four years he became
one of the band and engaged in like occupation. At that time his
brother, B. F. Pascoe, was Sheriff of Gila County, and during part
of the time he served as under sheriff. In 1886 he established the
Pascoe livery barn, in connection with which he conducted a hay and
grain business. This proved a substantial success, but he disposed
of the business in 1889 to his brother, and became interested with
others in erecting water works for Globe, an enterprise which proved
of immense advantage to the town. Mr. Pascoe has long been known
as promoter of some of the most substantial projects for the benefit of
Globe and vicinity. Among his other interests are farming and
stock raising, which he has conducted on a large scale. He is also
Vice President and Director of the Gila Vallev Bank & Trust
Company. In politics he is a staunch Republican, deeply interested
in his party's undertakings and success, but has never entertained
political aspirations. He is an active member of the Masonic order
and Knights Templar, and in the latter order was elected Eminent
Commander, Globe Commandery No. 5, in 1913. In 1886 Mr.
Pascoe was married to Mrs. Elsie Nichols, a native of Scotland.

THOMAS M. DREXXAX, of Yuma, came to Arizona in 1894 to
accept a position on the Colorado River Indian Reservation at Parker
under the United States government, and remained in this position
until June 30, 1900. He was born in Christian County, Illinois,
September 22, 1870, and is the son of John L. and Henrietta Dren-
nan. Mr. Drennan received his education in the public schools, and
at the age of thirteen was employed in a real estate and abstract office.
He continued in this business until the time of his coming to Arizona.
He was First Lieutenant of Company B, Fifth Regiment, Illinois
National Guards. Mr. Drennan is one of the most enterprising
citizens of Yuma County, and has been instrumental in the develop-
ment of many of its most important business undertakings. He is



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President of the Colorado River Supply Company, and of the Parker
Bank & Trust Company. In the First State Legislature, to which
he was elected by a very large vote, he has proven one of the strongest
men in the House, several of the bills introduced by him at the first
session having become laws, among them being the Carey Act. At
the special session Mr. Drennan was Chairman of the Committee on
Agriculture and Irrigation, and served on the Public Lands, Mines
and Mining, Corporations, and Banking and Insurance Committee?.
He is a member of the B. P. O. E., Lodge No. 330, of Prescott ;
of the State Democratic Club of Arizona, and of the Sierra Madre
Club, of Los Angeles. On December 10, 1900, Mr. Drennan was
married to Miss Blanche J. Soule, and they have one daughter, Mary
Henrietta. They make their home in Parker.

Louis W. POWELL, of Warren, who has played an important part
in the development of the copper mining industry in Arizona,
was born in New Madrid, Missouri, May 3, 1866. He is the son of
John E. and Virginia Nash Fontaine Powell. His father was a
planter and merchant of Missouri. While Mr. Powell's main
interest has been copper mining during his residence in Arizona, he
has manifested a most commendable public spirit, and has been a
willing and powerful aid in any movement that has meant civic, in-
dustrial or social advancement. Especially has this been true in the
Warren District, where he was the prime mover in the financing and
building of the street railway connecting the various sections of this
district. He w r as also the leading spirit in the organization of the
Warren District Country Club, and was its first President. He is
Vice President and Director of the First National Bank of Douglas,
and one of its heaviest stockholders; while in any event that promised
to be of general interest to the community, he has displayed a keen
disposition to improve the occasion, even though not prompted by a
personal motive. Mr. Powell passed his early life in his native
State, where he was educated, partially by private tutors and partially
in the public schools of St. Louis. He then entered Washington &
Lee University, at Lexington, Virginia. He started out, after having
completed his education, as merchant and farmer, later was engaged in
real estate business, and eventually drifted into mining, his first em-
ployment in this capacity having been in the iron mines of northern
Michigan. When the $1,000,000,000 U. S. Steel corporation was
formed, it took the best men obtainable in the country as directing
heads. Mr. Powell appointed president of the Oliver Iron Mining
Company, having charge of all their mining interests, and was vice
president of their steamship company. In 1906 he resigned and came
to Bisbee where he became associated with the Calumet & Arizona
Company and their allied interests in the capacity of Vice


Louis W. Powell

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President and General Manager. On Mr. Powell's arrival all the
properties looked promising, but the management had exhausted the
available funds without accomplishing the desired results, and it was
essential that some one with the ability to renew confidence in the oper-
ations should assume charge, and Mr. Powell was the man selected
for that purpose. When he assumed control these companies were
enabled to raise sufficient money to continue development, were soon
put on a big earning basis by Mr. Powell, and have since been merged
with the Calumet & Arizona. In addition to this, to Mr. Powell's
foresight and complete knowledge of mining conditions in the region
may be attributed the fact that the Calumet & Arizona holdings now
include some of their most valuable property. He also remodeled the
old smelter at Dougals, practically rebuilt it, and doubled its capacity,
and during the past decade has played altogether an important part
and become a prominent factor in the development of the industry in
Arizona.. In fraternal life Mr. Powell is equally w r ell known. He
is a 32nd degree Mason and member of the Mystic Shrine, B. P. O.
E. and A. O. U. W. He is also a member of the California Club,
Los Angeles, the Kichi Gammi Club, Duluth, and the Chicago Club,
Chicago. Mrs. Powell, formerly Miss Allie Moore Jewell, of Lex-
ington, Virginia, is the daughter of Major William T. Jewell, who
was an officer in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Mr.
Powell has five children, two daughters and three sons.

JOHN P. ORME, President of the Salt River Valley Water Users'
Association, and farmer and cattle grower, is one of the pioneers
of Maricopa County, and has wielded a wonderful influence along
the lines of progress in Arizona for many years. Mr. Orme
was born in Maryland, November 28, 1852, is a lineal descendant of
Governor Pleasants, of Virginia, and his ancestors w r ere prominent
in the Revolution and early history of Virginia. He received his
early education in the public schools of his native State, and in 1866
entered the University of Missouri as student of civil engineering, at
which he was afterward employed, having graduated in 1868. His
first position was as resident engineer for the Texas & Pacific Rail-
road in Southeastern Texas. There he lost his health, and
in an effort to have it completely restored he lived successively
in Baltimore, Colorado and Los Angeles, and finally, in
1877, came to Arizona, which has since been his home. He
secured a ranch of 800 acres, and engaged in the development of the
same and cattle raising. He soon became interested in irrigation
as an essential to the development of the Valley, and was one of the
three men who constructed the Maricopa canal, which proved of
incalculable benefit to the district, and he served as Superintendent and
Director of the Company. A true Democrat, he was for years actively
interested in his party's affairs, and served nine years as Supervisor

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John P. Or me

of Maricopa County, four of which he was Chairman of the Board.
He was also a member of the Constitutional Convention in 1911.
He is a prominent member of the York Rite Masons, Mystic Shrine,
and Odd Fellows. He also has been a worker in the cause of
education, and for many years a school trustee. In 1879 Mr. Orme
married Miss Ella Thompkins, a native of Texas, who died Decem-
ber 28, 1898. Mr. Orme has two daughters, Mrs. Clara E. Kyle
and Mrs. Winifred D. Davis, and two sons, Ora D. and Charles H.
The latter is now a student of law in Stanford University.



Benjamin A. Fowler

BENJAMIN A. FOWLER, of Phoenix, one of the best informed men
in the country on the subject of irrigation and irrigated farming, is
one of the pioneers in the movement which accomplished the building
of Roosevelt Dam, and has been a resident of the Salt River Valley
since 1899. He is the son of Benjamin Coleman and Sophia Stevens
Fowler, and was born at Stoneham, Massachusetts, December 14,
1843. He attended the public schools of his native town, and was
graduated from both Andover and Yale, the latter in 1868. He was
a member of the 50th Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers, during
the Civil War, and detailed in the United States Signal Corps under
General Banks. He taught school one year at Danvers, Massachu-
setts, and was a member of the Stoneham Board of Education five
years. He also studied law for one year in Boston, but in 1871

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engaged in subscription and publishing business, in which he remained
until 1898. In March of the next year he located near Phoenix, af
once became deeply interested in matters of local and Territorial im-
portance, and in 1901 was elected on the Republican ticket to the 21st
Legislature, in which he was very active. In 1904 he was the nom-
inee of his party for delegate to Congress. In August, 1900, Mr.
Fowler became the head of the Water Storage movement in Salt
River Valley, and held this position until February, 1903, when he
was chosen President of the Salt River Valley Water Users' Associa-

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