Category: Denver County

Hon. Job Adams Cooper of Denver Colorado

Biography of Hon. Job Adams Cooper of Denver Colorado

Hon. Job Adams Cooper, governor of Colorado, 1889-91, was born near Greenville, Bond County, Ill., and is a son of Charles and Maria (Hadley) Cooper. In Galesburg, Illinois, September 17, 1867, Mr. Cooper married Miss Jane O. Barnes, daughter of Rev. Romulus E. Barnes, one of the early Congregational home missionaries of Illinois.

Governor John Long Routt, 1876

Biography of Hon. John Long Routt of Denver Colorado

Life for John Long Routt began in Caldwell County, Kentucky, April 25, 1826. Early orphaned by his father’s death, the boy was taken to Illinois by his mother and attended the public schools there. In 1862 he raised Company E, of the Ninety-fourth Illinois Infantry, which was mustered in at Bloomington with himself as captain. He married Martha Haggard, who was born in Clark County, Kentucky, of Welsh descent. He became the last territorial and the first state governor of Colorado, also governor in 1891-93.

Portrait and biographical record of Denver and vicinity, Colorado

Biography of Hon. Fred Dick, A. M., of Denver, Colorado

Hon. Fred Dick, A. M., formerly state superintendent of schools of Colorado, now principal of the Denver Normal and Preparatory School, was born in the town of Aurora, Erie County, N. Y., May 17, 1852. He is the descendant of ancestors who came from Holland and settled in Pennsylvania in an early day. His father, J. B., who was a native of New York and a farmer by occupation, was, under President Lincoln, appointed assessor of internal revenue in western New York, his territory embracing fourteen counties. He held the position until Andrew Johnson became president, when he resigned. Under

Hon. William N. Byers of Denver Colorado

Biography of Hon. William N. Byers of Denver, Colorado

Hon. William N. Byers of Denver Colorado was born in Madison County, Ohio, February 22, 1831, son of Moses Watson Dyers and Mary A. Brandenburg. His name associated with the founding and early history of Denver’s oldest paper, the Rocky Mountain News.

Portrait and biographical record of Denver and vicinity, Colorado

Biography of Frederick J. Bancroft, M. D. of Denver Colorado

Frederick J. Bancroft, M. D. The eminence attained by Dr. Bancroft in his profession, and his high character as a citizen, have won for him a place among the most influential of the physicians and surgeons residing in Denver. The fact that he has been called to many positions of trust, professional, military and educational, testifies to the recognition of his ability by others. During the long period of his residence in Denver he has aided in the carrying out of progressive enterprises for the benefit of the place; his most valuable service probably being his articles relating to the

Portrait and biographical record of Denver and vicinity, Colorado

Biography of George B. Ross-Lewin of Denver Colorado

George B. Ross-Lewin, cashier of the First National Bank of Denver, was born in the city of Rochester, N. Y., March 28, 1857, and is of Irish parentage, but of Welsh descent. The first of the name in the United States was his grandfather, Francis Burton Ross-Lewin, who settled in Rochester and made that city his home until his death. The father, W. H. Ross-Lewin, was born in the north of Ireland and accompanied his parents to Rochester, where, on attaining manhood, he embarked in the mercantile business and continued a successful and extensive business luau until his retirement. In

Portrait and biographical record of Denver and vicinity, Colorado

Biography of Rt.-Rev. J. P. Machebeuf of Denver Colorado

Rt.-Rev. J. P. Machebeuf is remembered by all who knew him as a talented bishop, a tireless worker and a genial friend. He was born in Rione, France, August 11, 1812, and was ordained to the priesthood on Christmas of 1836. For three years he was in charge of a parish near Clermont, after which, in 1839, he came to America. He spent a short time in Cincinnati, where he made a study of the English language and became familiar with its use. January 1, 1840, he was ordered to Sandusky, Ohio, where he built the first church in the

Portrait and biographical record of Denver and vicinity, Colorado

Biography of Bradford H. Dubois of Denver Colorado

Bradford H. Dubois, president of the State Sanitary Board, has been very successfully connected with the mining interests of Colorado. Coming to Colorado in 1877, he, with Gen. John A. Logan, Governor Routt and J. V. Holcomb, hired a large carriage for the season and, amply provided with provisions, set out for the mining regions of the state, In July of that year they arrived in Oro. In February of the next year Leadville, three miles below Oro, was located and named. At the suggestion of J. J. DuBois, the only brother of our subject, the original name of Stabtown