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merchants, established stage lines and has the mail contracts. He is
at present conducting several stage lines in the Verde Valley. For
years he has lived at Camp Verde and has witnessed the gradual
growth of that remarkable section from what was practically a wilder-
ness. He has been active in promoting the recently discovered oil
industry of that section, and is Secretary and Treasurer of the Verde
Valley Oil Company, by means of which the attention of oil men
throughout the country has been attracted to the oil region near Camp
Verde. Mr. Stephens was born in Ohio in 1866, and married in
1892 to Miss Fannie Wingfield. They have four children, Mar-
guerite W., Mabel P., Mildred S. and W. Harold. The family is
at present living in Prescott, in order that the children may have the
benefit of the High School. Mr. Stephens is a Democrat who has
been actively interested in his party councils for years, but never
before aspired to office.

LON MASON, member of the Board from Cottonwood, was born
in Missouri in 1869, and is the son of Theophilus Mason, a Confed-
erate veteran from his native State, Kentucky, and Lydia Spiller
Mason. For more than a score of years Mr. Mason has been actively
identified with the development of the State, especially in the Verde
Valley. At the recent election he was one of the strong candidates
of the ticket, and polled the highest vote of the candidates for Super-
visor. He was formerly a cattle man, but at present is engaged in
farming. Like the other members of the Board, he brings to the
office a wealth of information regarding Yavapai and the conditions



William Stephens

Lon Mason

Harry W. Heap



therein, and his experiences have been of valuable assistance in the
direction of county affairs. He has been in Arizona since 1889,
when he came to Flagstaff. He was married in 1911 to Mrs. May
Askew, and has one daughter. He is a member of the Masons
and B. P. O. E.

HARRY W. HEAP, member of the Board of Supervisors of Yavapai
County, is among the best known business men in the State, having
been connected with important industries in Phoenix and Prescott
during the past score of years. He was born in California in 1876.
and was educated in that State. He came to Phoenix twenty years
ago and built the Phoenix Railway, and for tw r elve years managed the
property, placing it on a firm basis. He was also builder and manager
of the Phoenix Water Company, and was identified with a number
of the strong financial institutions. On going to Prescott, he or-
ganized the Yavapai County Savings Bank, and for two years was
Treasurer of the same. He has also been actively identified with the
mining industry, and at present is Secretary of the Lilian Gold & Cop-
per Company. Mr. Heap takes a prominent part in politics, and at
present is City Councilman of Prescott. Being a Republican, he is
the minority member of the Board of Supervisors, but his advice and
influence are always given full consideration by his colleagues on the
Board. Mr. Heap is also well known in fraternal circles, being a
member of the Masonic and Knights of Pythias lodges. He married
Miss Helen Wells, daughter of Judge Ed W. Wells, and they have
two sons, Wells and Joe. Mr. and Mrs. Heap take a prominent
part in the social life of their home town.

WILLIAM POWERS, one of the pioneers of the Patagonia district,
was born in County Cork, Ireland, June 12, 1856, but has been a

resident of this co\ ntry since ten years of age.
At Elizabethport New Jersey, he learned
blacksmithing, ana was employed at that
trade for several years in Connecticut. He
then went to Virginia City, Nevada, thence
to Arizona in 1879, and located for a time
in Harshaw, then Charlestown, and for
about three years was employed at his trade.
In 1884 he returned to Harshaw, and, with
Mr. Richard Farrell, engaged in mining,
and has since made his home in that vicinity.
He is now owner of many valuable properties
in the Patagonia and Santa Rita Mountains.
He is part owner of the noted Trench mine,
recently optioned to Senator W. A. Clark, owner of the United
Verde mine, and of the Chief group. Mr. Powers is one of
the best known and popular men in Santa Cruz County, and by the
citizens of Patagonia is familiarly known as the "Mayor."



J. F. and J. W. Crampton

J. F. CRAMPTON, who was born in San Bernardino, California,
December 1st, 1856, is one of the pioneers of Arizona who can dis-
tinctly recall the really thrilling times experienced by the residents
of the then Territory. His father having died when Mr. Crampton
was but two years old, his mother married J. A. Moore, and in 1866
the family moved to Arizona and passed through where the city of
Phoenix now is. He has the distinction of having been the first
white boy in Phoenix, and can distinctly remember wading in the
first ditch dug there, with Jack Swilling, the man who dug it. They
proceeded to Fort McDowell, where they lived for the next three
years, having had an interest in the Seltzer store, which they sold out
in '69. They then bought Maricopa Wells and the Overland Mail
Route from San Diego, California, to Tucson, and those, Mr. Cramp-
ton assures us, were mighty lively times with the Apache Indians.
While riding the mail route, on three occasions he had narrow escapes
from the Indians, and succeeded in getting away only by the swiftness
of his saddle horse. He first went to Globe in 1876, in company
with the earliest settlers of the town, and in 1878 he made that his
home, which it has since been. He was married thirty years ago to
Miss Rovilla Snelling, a native of Indiana, but also a pioneer of Ari-

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zona. They have three children, J. \V. Crampton, an engineer for
the Old Dominion Mining Company, Mrs. Joe Crowley and Miss
Evelyn Crampton. Mr. Crampton has been at various times engaged
in mining, smelting and the cattle business, but he has also served in
various capacities as public official. He was postmaster of Globe
one term under President Cleveland, one year Deputy City Mar-
shal and Assessor, and at present is filling the office of Constable.
Mr. Crampton has developed in the atmosphere of the pioneers, which
makes for sterling worth of character, and is a fitting example of what
the sturdy growth of those days will do for a man. He is known far
and near, and in him Arizona has one of her best citizens and most
enthusiastic workers and well wishers. He is one of the old Odd
Fellows of the State, and a member of the Mvstic Circle.

HOTEL ST. MICHAEL. Prescott, as popular in Prescott as Prescott
is famous through out the Southwest as a summer resort, is conducted
by Ed Shumate, who is assisted in his business interests by his son,
Harry. The management of the hotel, however, is in charge of
Thomas Nolan. Mr. Shumate is well known in the State a> a
capable and experienced hotel man, and one of the most progressive
citizens, and under his direction the St. Michael has become a hotel
to which traveling men look forward with pleasure, and one which
makes them glad to include Prescott in their itinerary. Visitors to
the Mile High City find many pleasing features, but none that meets
with more general and genuine approval than the St. Michael, which
has recently been renovated, is thoroughly modern, one of the finest
in Arizona, and adapted to the complete comfort of both summer
and winter a-uets. The management uses every endeavor to give
to the hotel a homelike atmosphere, and by providing this for the
traveler Mr. Shumate has overcome what has for years been a detri-
ment to the city lack of really comfortable accommodations.
Courteous treatment and careful attention are accorded all guests,
and the public's appreciation of the St. Michael is shown by its
splendid and constantly growing patronage. Mr. Shumate is at
present dividing his time between this and a catering busine-s, and
this, too, is conducted in a most superior manner. Mr. Xolan,
manager o fthe hotel, is one of the most competent and popular hotel
men in the southwest. He has had a number of years' experience
in Mexico, but left there owing to the disturbance, and since coming
to Prescott has demonstrated his special fitness for his position.
Harry Shumate has been a resident of the city for years, and is one
of the leaders in every way. His father and himself are both
thorough business men and progressive citizens, always awake to
the needs of the city and ready to aid in its advancement, and the
business they have established is a credit to Prescott would be, in
fact, to a citv tnanv times its size.














H. D. Keppler

H. D. KEPPLER, Deputy Sheriff of Greenlee County, was born
July 12, 1859, in San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Jacob
Keppler and Anna Martha Ludwich, and a brother of Charles B.
Keppler, Chief Deputy under Sheriff Patty of Greenlee County. His
parents are both natives of Germany, but were married in San An-
tonio. Mr. Keppler was educated in the public schools of Texas,
T vas first employed at farm work, and then drifted into mining in
Dona Ana County, New Mexico. He came to Clifton, Arizona,
February 18, 1885, and was first employed in the mines, but was
shortly afterward appointed deputy sheriff, his first appointment hav-
ing been under Billy Burchfield, of Graham County. He has now
served more than twenty years in this capacity in Graham and Green-
lee Counties. He was appointed for the present term by Sheriff
John D. Patty, who places the question of party affiliation in a sec-
ondary position to that of fitness for the office, when one's ability and
unusual qualifications have been proven beyond a doubt by years of
service. Mr. Keppler has also served about eight years as Constable
in Morenci. During all these years he has had some very exciting

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experinces while in the performance of his duty. He was in com-
pany with the deputies who were killed at Eagle Creek, twelve mile-;
from Morenci, hut his horse fell crossing the river, causing Mr.
Keppler to break his arm, and also to injure his leg. He was one of
the participants in the fight in 1895 when two hold-up men were
killed and one captured. Deputy Sheriff Keppler has taken part in
all activities of peace officers since 1895. He was married April 13,
1907, to Mrs. Julia Smith, Their home is in Morenci.

Careful, sensible management of the affairs of Gila County has
placed the county in the best financial condition ever known since its
organization, and while all the county officials will share in it, to the
Supervisors who have acted in the capacity of business managers must
be given the greater part of the credit. Never before has the county
had such a large bank account and such a small indebtedness, due to
economical, judicious expenditure of the money by the Board of Su-
pervisors. All the members are prominent Arizonans, who have
experience in mining, cattle raising and farming, the three industries
to which the prosperity of Arizona is due, and throughout the county
can be heard words of praise for the way in which the officials have
conducted the affairs of the office. The supervisors attend to the
business affairs of the county in the same manner as they do their
own, and believing that modern equipment for the use of the officials
to be a good investment, among their recent purchases is an automo-
bile which will save the taxpayers thousands of dollars and furnish
most efficient service.

DAVID DEVORE, Chairman of the Board, is a native of the Blue
Grass State, having been born in Grayson, Kentucky, in 1856, but
he moved with his parents to Kansas at an early age, and was educated
in the public schools of that State. His parents, Robert C. and Sarah
Jane Hayes Devore, were pioneers of Kentucky. David Devore
came to Arizona forty years ago, and, taking the first opening which
presented itself, was employed hauling lumber from Prescott to
Camp Verde to build the post from which soldiers guarded the pion-
eers from the Apache Indians. In 1880 he moved to Globe and has
been a citizen of Gila since. David Devore has always taken
a prominent part in the political life of the State, and was one of the
strongest supporters of Governor Hunt and a close associate of the
present executive for a number of years. He has also displayed an
interest in the social and civic life of the community. Mr. Devore
was a member of the Board of Education for a number of years,
and Road Supervisor for eight years. He has served nine years
as supervisor, having been elected twice previous to the present term,
and both times he received the greatest number of votes and drew the
long term. He has acted as Chairman three years, and holds that
place at present.



David Devore

Patrick Rose
Frank Gates

Mart McDonald

FRANK GATES, Clerk of the Board of Supervisors of Gila County,
is one of the best known men in the State, and has been prominent in
the political and fraternal life of Arizona for many years. He was
one of the most energetic workers in behalf of the Elks building in
Globe, and has taken an active interest in the lodge since it was or-
ganized. He is al?o a Mason, and in this order he is one of the pio-
neers in the State. A Democrat of the Old School he has always been
a worker for the good of the partv. He was employed for a number
of years in different capacities by the Old Dominion Copper Com-
pany of Globe, and was working for this company when the super-
visors of the county induced him to take the position of clerk of the
board. He has handled the affairs of the office in a most creditable
manner, and his advice has been much sought by different clerks in
regard to different questions which have come before the boards
during the first term under Statehood. Mr. Gates is married, has an
interesting family, and makes his home in Globe.

PATRICK ROSE, member of the Board of Supervisors, is also one of
the pioneers of Arizona, and is serving his third term in this capacity.
He was born in Las Lunas, New Mexico, March 19, 1858, his par-


ents, \V. H. and Mary Fowler Rose 1 , having been pioneers of that
State. His father was one of the first to enlist in the Mexican War,
and served with distinction until its close. He was also connected
with the official life of New Mexico for many years, and wielded a
strong influence in its political affairs. After having received a com-
mon school education, Mr. Rose came to Arizona in 1874, but re-
turned to Silver City in 1876. Two years later, however, he again
came to Arizona and settled in Globe, where he has since resided.
He was associated with his father-in-law 7 , Patrick J. Shanley, in the
Shanley Cattle Company for a number of years, but sold his interests
to engage in mercantile business. He conducted wholesale and retail
meat companies for some time, and was also interested -in real estate
and other enterprises, having been a director and large stockholder in
the Globe National Bank until it was merged with the First National
Bank. Mr. Rose was also one of the original owners of the Miami
Townsite Company. He has been for years actively interested in
mining, and at the present time holds many valuable claims in the
Globe-Miami District. His record as supervisor during his several
terms has been such that he is today one of the strongest men politically
in Gila County. Always interested in the civic welfare of Globe,
he is at present a member of the City Council, and is ever found on
the side of progress. Mr. Rose is a member of the A. O. U. W. and
B. P. O. E., and has been trustee of the latter order during several
years. He was united in marriage with Miss Sarah J. Shanley, and
they have three children, Will P., Maude Lillian and Anna Laura.

MART McDoNALD, like his colleagues on the Board, is a pioneer,
but unlike them, has never before been connected with the official life
of the county. He has been identified with the ranching, mining
and cattle industries of the State for nearly thirty years, and has during
the entire time made his home in the northern part of Gila County.
He was born in 1869, in San Bernardino, California, where his par-
ents, John and Sarah G. McDonald, lived for many years. His father
was a rancher and cattleman, who, adapting himself to conditions on
the frontier, was at various times associated with many different
enterprises. Mr. McDonald was educated in the public schools of
California and Arizona, and shortly afterward located in Pine then
a part of Yavapai, but now in Gila County took up a homestead and
engaged in cattle business. He has since lived in that vicinity, but
is now located at Payson, where he has a ranch consisting of three
hundred and twenty acres, a large part of \vhich is under cultivation.
Mr. McDonld has always been a staunch Democrat, and is an ardent
advocate of the progressive principles of that party. He w r a^ united
in marriage eighteen years ago to Miss Oberia Gladden, and to this
union have been born five children, John, Sarah, Cora, Rose, and one
son, Mart, Jr.

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