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its borders and througli the intervening period he has greatly increased his holdings in
farm property and developed his agricultural interests. His activities in this connec-
tion have gained him place with the leading and representative agriculturists of his
section of the state.

On the 9th of January 1889, Mr. Devore was united in marriage to Miss Fannie
Fair now one of the leaders of Elbert county in whatever pertains to the betterment of
conditions for women upon the farms. She has been a close student of questions of
this character and her broad vision and advanced ideas have constituted important
elements in the work of general progress.

Mr. and Mrs. Devore are the parents of three sons and two daughters. Earl De-
vore, the eldest son. is the noted automobile racer, now an aviation instructor in the
service of his country, stationed near New York. The second son, Ray, is in France,
as is the third and youngest son, George, who has recently crossed overseas to do
active duty for the cause of democracy. The two daughters are Roxie, who is now Mrs.
Hampton, and Rowena. at home. Tlie family is one of social prominence in the com-
munity and their support of every plan and measure for civic betterment and general
progress places them among the leading citizens of their section of the state.


Chris H. Thompson, who is devoting his attention to the business of feeding sheep
and cattle, his home being on section 24, township 7, range 69 west, in Larimer county,
about two miles south of Fort Collins, was born in Denmark, January 25, 1874, a son
of J. C. and Hannah (Christenson) Thompson, who are natives of the same country.
The father followed farming there until 187b, when he came to America, settling in
New York, where he was employed as a farm hand for two or three years. About
1877 he removed westward to Port Collins. Larimer county, Colorado, and after work-
ing out for a time purchased a mountain ranch. He there began farming, cultivating


his land for two or three years, after which he sold and took up a homestead seven
miles east of Fort Collins. This place he also improved and continued its cultivation
until 1906. when he retired from active business and established his home in Fort Collins,
where he and his wife now reside, enjoying the comforts that have been brought to
them through his previous effort and labor.

Chris H. Thompson was a pupil in the public schools of Denmark until he reached
the age of ten years, when in 1884 he came to the United States with his grandmother.
He finished his education in La/imer county and remained with his parents until he
had reached the age of twenty-four, when he rented land 'and began farming on his
own account, cultivating a tract for a year. He next purchased and improved
several farms and in 1916 he bought his present place of two hundred and forty acres.
to which he has since added various improvements. It is now one of the attractive
ranch properties in his section of the state and he is devoting his attention to thc-
raising and feeding of sheep and cattle. He also owns one hundred and eighty-seven
acres four miles northeast of Fort Collins.

In December. 1898. Mr. Thompson was married to Miss Anna Christenson, who
passed away in the fall of 1909. On the 16th of November, 1910. he wedded Mrs.
Alice McNey and to them was born a daughter, Esther Alta, whose birth occurred
February 3, 1913. By her former marriage Mrs. Thompson has a son, Wilkin K. Mc-
Ney. who was born January 26. 1905. Mr. Thompson is a member of the Independent
Order of Odd Fellows and of the Fraternal Aid and the Union Central Life Insurance
Company. His political allegiance is given to the republican party. Mr. and Mrs.
Thompson were christened in tlie Lutheran faith, and they and the children now at-
tend the Presbyterian church, to the teachings of which they loyally adhere. Mr.
Thompson is a self-made man in the best sense of the term. He started out in life'
without the" assistance of capital or influential friends and steadily he has worked
his way upward, his work and its results proving his worth. He is today the owner
of excellent ranch property in Larimer county and is enabled to enjoy all the necessi-
ties and many of the comforts of life.


Karl C. Schuyler is the general counsel for the Midwest Oil and Refining Company
and one of the most prominent and successful lawyers of Denver, where he has
practiced for a number of years as junior member of the firm of Schuyler & Schuyler.
He has largely confined his efforts and attention to corporation law and in this branch
of the profession has manifested superior ability.

Mr. Schuyler is one of the native sons of the state, his birth having occurred at
Colorado Springs on the 3d of April, 1877, his parents being Frederick and Eleanor
Schuyler. The father was born in the state of New York, while the mother's birth
occurred in Illinois. Mr. Schuyler was widely known by the title of Colonel and was
a very prominent arid influential factor in connection with railroad and mining in-
terests in the state up to the time of his death, which occurred in 1884. He had come
to the west in 1871, settling at Colorado Springs, and in his professional capacity of
civil engineer had assisted in the construction of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad,
while later he was prominently identified with mining operations.

Karl C. Schuyler was the youngest of a family of three children and after master-
ing the branches of learning taught in the public schools of his native city he began
preparation for the bar as a student in the School of Law of the University of Denver.
He completed his course there by graduation in 189S, winning the LL. B. degree, and
entered upon practice at Cripple Creek and through the intervening years has prac-
ticed first at Colorado Springs and later at Denver. He became a member of the firm
of Schuyler & Schuyler and in the course of his practice more and more largely con-
centrated his attention upon corporation law. He became general counsel for the
Florence & Cripple Creek Railway Company, for the Midland Terminal Railway Com-
pany, general attorney of the Colorado Telephone Company, the United States Reduc-
tion & Refining Company and is now general counsel for the Midwest Oil and Refining
Company. His professional interests have been very extensive and important, plac-
ing him in the front ranks of the leading lawyers of the state. Viewed in the light
of his past accomplishments, his future record will be well worth the watching.

In 1905 Mr. Schuyler was united in marriage to Miss Delia A. Shepard, a daughter
of Dr. and Mrs. W. A. Shepard, of Colorado Springs. His political allegiance has
always been given to the republican party. He belongs to Oriental Lodge, No. S7, A.


p. & A. M., of Denver, also has membership with Lodge No. 309, B. P. 0. E., of
Colorado Springs, and with the Denver Club. He Is a man of pleasing personality and
his marked traits of character are those which make for personal popularity among
his constantly increasing circle of friends.


William H. Nichols is a progressive and enterprising young farmer of Boulder
county. He was born in that county, October 20, 1898, a son of George and Flora
(Hartsook) Nichols. The father was a native of Indiana and came to Colorado in the
'80s, after which he continued a resident of this state to the time of his death. He was
married in the year 1896 to Miss Flora M. Hartsook and they began their domestic
life in Boulder county, where Mr. Nichols continued to make his home until called
to his final rest. Some time afterward his widow became the wife of Enoch E. Horn-
baker and the son of her first marriage, William H. Nichols, is living with them upon
the Hornbaker farm. Liberal educational advantages have been accorded him and he
is a high school graduate. He is now in training for the United States army. Other-
wise he assists in the operation and development of the home farm and is displaying
ability in that connection.


Hon. Joseph H. Maupin, former attorney general of Colorado and a well known
resident of Canon City, has figured prominently in connection with many events which
are mentioned on the pages of the state's history. Qualified by nature for leadership
and a student of vital problems and issues of the day, he has done not a little to in-
fluence public action, and holding at all times to the highest standards of citizenship,
his labors have been productive of excellent results. Mr. Maupin was born in Colum-
bia, Boone county, Missouri, April 13, 1856. His remote ancestors came from France,
making settlement in Virginia. One branch of the Maupin family was afterward
founded in Ketnucky, while the branch from which Joseph H. Maupin is descended be-
came established in Missouri. His parents were Cornelius and Emeline Maupin.

Joseph H. Maupin early displayed the elemental strength of his character by
earning the money that enabled him to pay his way through his school and college
days. He pursued a five years' course in the State University of Missouri and was
graduated from the law department of that institution with the class of 1878. After
five years devoted to the private practice of law in Missouri he removed to Canon City,
Colorado, where he has since been located, and through the intervening period he has
exerted marked influence over public affairs. His fellow townsmen, recognizing his
worth and ability, have frequently called him to office. In 1888 he was elected mayor
of Canon City and was reelected the succeeding term notwithstanding the fact that he
is a democratic supporter in a strong republican town. In the meantime his ability as
a representative of the bar became recognized and in 1890 he was nominated for the
ofllce of attorney general, defeating S. W. Jones, who was then the incumbent, by
about a thousand votes, while the republican candidate for governor at that election
received a majority of four thousand. This vote was certainly a compliment to Mr.
Maupin \and an expression of public confidence in his ability and devotion to duty.
While in office he made his reputation as a fighter for the people, resisting the notori-
ous Argo land steal. In 1892 he was named for governor, but it was a forlorn hope
even for this most popular democrat. He was the first choice for governor of the
democratic assembly six years ago but was defeated at the primary by Governor

Mr. Maupin's public service includes many years as president of the state peni-
tentiary board. He has been prominent in all big war movements and was one of the
most prominent of the speakers during the Third Liberty Loan campaign. He puts
forth every possible effort to uphold the interests of the government and advance the
war work and his marked influence has brought most gratifying results. In connec-
tion with the improvement of Canon City he has built the post office block and the Mau-
pin block, two of the finest business blocks of Fremont county.

Mr. Maupin was united in marriage to Miss Lily J. McClure, the only daughter of
John McClure, one of the pioneers of Fremont county, the marriage being celebrated in


Denver in 1888. Mrs. Maupln is a highly educated and cultured woman, prominent in
all great social movements. Moreover, she Is a native daughter of Canon City. She
has been a member for Fremont county of the Woman's State Council of Defense, ap-
pointed by Governor Gunter. Both Mr. and Mrs. Maupin have been untiring in war
activities, their example setting the standard for much that has been done in this


Dr. Benjamin I. Price, a distinguished oculist who has made valuable contribution
to the profession in the invention of the instrument known as the Price ophthalmatic
lensometer, which enables the individual to take most accurate and scientific measure-
ments for the eye and upon which he holds valuable patents, was born in Altoona,
Pennsylvania, in August, 1858. a son of Thomas H. and Elizabeth (Dannahauer) Price.
The father was born on an ocean steamer while his parents were en route to this
country from Europe. The mother was born in Pennsylvania and belonged to one of
the prominent old families of that state. Mr. Price engaged in the jewelry trade and
in railroad work. He came to Colorado in his later years and while in this state lived
retired from active business, passing away in Denver in 1915, when he had reached the
ripe old age of eighty-six years. His wife died in 1913 and was also eighty-six years of
age at the time of her demise.

Dr. Price was the third in order of birth in their family of ten children. For a
short period, or until he was thirteen years of age, he attended the public schools of
Pennsylvania and then left home to start out in the world on his own account. He
went to Kansas, where he was variously employed in ways that would yield him an
honest living, and with the money which he saved from his earnings he paid his tuition
for a course in the treatment of the eye. He then entered upon the practice of the
profession and in course thereof he began studying toward evolving some instrument
which would meet professional needs. As a result of his study and experimenting he
invented the instrument known as the Price ophthalmatic lensometer. the value and
worth of which was at once acknowledged by the profession and which has now come
into wide use. He came to Denver in 1SS5, passed the required examination giving
him the right to practice in the state and in 1888 rented the office which he now
occupies and which he has retained through all the intervening years. He is con-
sidered an expert on the treatment of diseases of the eye and fitting of glasses,
possessing pronounced ability in these directions.

In December, 1S80, Dr. Price was married to Miss Margaret M. Neyhard, of
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Neyhard, the former
a well known surveyor, who served as county surveyor of Columbia county, Pennsyl-
vania. Dr. and Mrs. Price have two children. Dr. Evelyn B. Price, who was born in
Shamokin, Pennsylvania, is a graduate of the Denver Homeopathic College and is
now physician for the insane at the State Insane Asylum at Pueblo, Colorado. Helen
Irene, born in Shamokin. Pennsylvania, is a graduate of the high school of Denver.

Dr. Price is identified with the Modern Woodmen of America. He is of the Protest-
ant faith and in politics he maintains an independent course, supporting men and
measures rather than party. His professional prominence has made him widely knowTi
and he is recognized as one of the eminent professional men of Denver.


Walter E. Tuck, devoting his time and energies to general farming near East-
lake, was born in England on the 23d of November, 1871. a son of Alfred and Maria
(Woodingham) Tuck. The father came to Colorado in 1880, making his way to Black-
hawk, where he resided for a few months, and in the spring of 1881 he removed to
Golden, where he homesteaded. He has one hundred and sixty acres in Arapahoe
county and has carried on general farming. He has also engaged in preaching the
gospel as a minister of the Methodist church for fifty years, in addition to his farm
work, and his pastoral labors have been attended with excellent success. For eleven
years he has been the minister at Wesley Chapel. To him and his wife were born
four children: Frances, the wife of John Alderson; Emma, the wife of John Evans;
William A.; and Walter E.


The last named is indebted to District School No. 3 in the Arapahoe district for
his educational opportunities and when his textbooks were put aside he concentrated
his efforts and attention upon farm work, in which he has since engaged. He now has
sixty acres of land in the vicinity of Eastlake, which is devoted to the production of
beets, alfalfa and grain. His business affairs are wisely and carefully managed. His
early experience well qualified him for the conduct of farming interests in later lite,
and his practical and progressive methods are bringing him very abundant crops.

Mr. Tuck was married in Adams county on the old homestead farm on the 14th of
October, 1S96, to Miss Louise C. Beigel, a daughter of Henry and Augusta Beigel. She
was born in Minnesota and passed away in March, 1909. The eight children born of
that marriage are Maude, Henry, Eva, Albert, Robert and Ruth, twins, Grace and
Amelia. On the 17th of September, 1916, Mr. Tuck was again married, his second union
being with Mrs. Dena Evans.

Mr. Tuck is an independent republican, for while he usually supports the men and
measures of the republican party he does not hold himself bound by party ties. He
has served as school director in his district but is never ambitious to occupy public
positions. He belongs ta the Grange and is an active and earnest member of the
Congregational church, in which he is serving as trustee, while of the Sunday school
he is acting as superintendent. His work in this direction is far-reaching and beneficial.
He does everything in his power to promote the growth of the church and extend its
influence, and his labors have been a potent element in promoting the moral progress
of the community.


Allen J. Cummins, of Arapahoe county, is one of the prominent lumbermen of the
state, who for the past seven years has been manager of the Deertrail Lumber Com-
pany, one of the thirty yards of the Sterling Lumber & Investment Company. He also
lias other business interests which make him a prominent figure in the development
and upbuilding of his section of the state. He was born in Clarinda, Page county,
Iowa, September 2, 1876, a son of Joseph W. and Lucina Cummins. He traces his
ancestry back to one of the old established American families. Christeon Cummins
and his brother Daniel came to the new world in September, 1741, as passengers on
the ship MoUie, and landed in Philadelphia. Christeon Cummins took up his abode
upon a farm at Asbury. Warren county. New Jersey, and from Christeon Cummins,
who was born March 16, 1716, the line of descent is traced down through Philip Cum-
mins, born August 15, 1750, Christeon, born January 2, 1774, Isaac, born April 29, 1814,
and Joseph W., born March 30, 1846. The last named, the father of Allen J. Cummins,
was born in New Jersey, and having arrived at years of maturity, was married in
Page county, Iowa, to Lucina Muckey. They became parents of four children, Allen
J. being the eldest and the only son. The daughters are Huldah. Emma and Catharine.
In the year 1887 the father came to Colorado and was bridge foreman on the Rock
Island Railroad. In 188S the family home was established at Arriba, but in later
years Joseph W. Cummins turned his attention to the live stock business and in 1903
removed to Missouri.

In the public schools of Colorado, Allen J. Cummins pursued his education and
during his youthful days became a cowboy, being thus employed for several years,
while later he conducted business as a ranchman. For the past seven years, however,
he has concentrated his efforts and attention upon the lumber trade as manager of the
Deertrail Lumber Company, one of the thirty yards of the Sterling Lumber & Invest-
ment Company, and has an interest in all these yards. He is splendidly qualified to
conduct the important and growing business under his care and has made of it a
profitable undertaking. He is also president of the Alfalfa Farm Company, which is
Incorporated for fifty thousand dollars.

At Arriba, Colorado, on the 5th of April, 1903, Mr. Cummins was married to Miss
OUie M. Lowell, a daughter of George Lyman Lowell, who was born in Wisconsin in
1856 and removed to Buffalo county, Nebraska, with a colony that settled in that dis-
trict. He made the trip with his mother, his father having been previously killed in
the Civil war. In 1886 Mr. Lowell came to Colorado and was here engaged in the rais-
ing of sheep and cattle. To Mr. and Mrs. Cummins has been born a daughter,
Elenor C. Lowell.

The religious faith of the family is that of the Baptist church, to the teachings
of which they loyally adhere, taking an active interest in its work and contributing


generously to its support. In politics Mr. Cummins is a republican and gives stalwart
allegiance to the party but has never been a politician in the sense of office seeking,
as his undivided time and thought are given to his business affairs, which have been
carefully directed and which in the course of years have gained him a place with the
substantial and representative men of the state.


Among the popular officials of Akron, Colorado, is numbered Fred W. Mclntyre,
the postmaster of his city, who in the discharge of his duties has made many friends
and is widely and favorably known for the efficiency with which he administers the
office. A native of Canada, he was born in St. John, New Brunswick, in March, 1865.
his parents being Joseph and Ann (Foster) Mclntyre, natives of Ireland, who came
to America in an early day and located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Later they
removed to Boston, Massachusetts, and thence to St. John, New Brunswick, where
the father worked at his trade as a ship joiner. He enjoyed a high reputation as an
expert in his work and his services were always in great demand. He died in March,
1904, having survived his wife for eleven years, her death occurring in 1893.

Fred W. Mclntyre was reared and educated in the Dominion and after completing
his school work went to Boston, where for four years he was employed in drug
stores. In 1882, when only seventeen years of age, he removed to Denver, where he
passed his examination as a registered pharmacist, and afterward continued work
in connection with the drug business in Denver for one year. He then removed to
Ouray, Colorado, and there was engaged in the same line of business for a number
of years, after which he returned to Denver. He also was connected with the drug
trade in Leadville and resided in Brighton for a number of years, being engaged in
business on his own account in the latter place. There he was deputy county clerk
for four years, at the end of which period he returned to the drug business, continuing
in that line in Brighton until 1908, when he went to Yuma. Colorado. In that city
he remained only five months, coming at the end of that period to Akron, Washington
county, where he worked as a drug clerk until 1913. In that year he was appointed
to the position of postmaster and administered the office with great ability and to the
satisfaction of the public. However, he resigned his active duties in April, 1918, on
account of his health, although he still holds the position officially. At this writing
Mr. Mclntyre is a candidate for member of the state legislature on the democratic
ticket and his qualifications well entitle him to election.

On April 25, 1892. occurred the marriage of Fred W. Mclntyre and Johanna O'Don-
nell and to them have been born four children, of whom three daughters are living,
namely, Margaret, Anna and Katherine. A son, Fred, died in November, 1900.

Mr. Mclntyre is prominent in democratic circles of his section and for a number
of years has served as chairman of the democratic county central committee. He
stands strongly for the principles of his party, always supporting its platform and
candidates. His religious faith is that of the Roman Catholic church and fraternally
he is a member of the Woodmen of the World and also belongs to the Knights and
Ladies of Security. In many measures undertaken for the benefit of the public Mr.
Mclntyre has participated with gratifying results and he is a valued citizen of his
section of Colorado, standing for progress and advancement along material, moral
and intellectual lines.'

I. J. NOE.

I. J. Noe is senior partner in the firm of I. J. Noe & Son, proprietors of the Eagle
Mountain ranch, and in this connection is engaged in raising pure bred shorthorns and
registered Berkshires. He has gained a creditable position as one of the leading stock
raisers in the vicinity of Greenland, where the Eagle Mountain ranch is situated.

MT. Noe was born in Clark county, Indiana, in 1850, a son of Isaac W. and Martha
(Richards) Noe. who were reared in Kentucky. The son acquired a common school
education and devoted his life to farming in Indiana until 1878, when he made his way

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