Charles McKinney is a prominent figure in the ranching and stock industries of Colorado with over two decades of experience. Born in North Carolina in 1859, he moved to Colorado and worked in farming, dairy, and mining before settling on a successful ranch near Mesa. He has contributed significantly to the growth and development of Mesa County and is a respected citizen.
M.H. McKee is a prime example of American versatility and variation, having experienced both extremes of fortune in his interesting and varied career. Born in Pennsylvania in 1859, McKee moved to Colorado in 1880, and after trying his hand at various occupations, settled on a ranch in Plateau valley. He has built up a successful stock industry and fruit orchard on his ranch, and takes an active role in Republican politics and community affairs.
George W. Masters is a successful farmer in Mesa County, Colorado with a fine ranch and a comfortable home near the village of Snipes. He has been one of the substantial contributors to the development and improvement of the agricultural industry where he has lived and been engaged in it, as he has all of his mature life.
Dr. Charles B. Masser (1839-?) was a Michigan-born physician who practiced in Kansas before settling in Fruita, Colorado, in 1888. He was a post-graduate student of medical schools in Denver and established a successful drug store alongside his medical practice. He was married to Gertrude A. Powers and had eight children, five of whom survived. Dr. Masser was a Prohibitionist in political belief.
This is a biographical sketch of William A. Marsh, a leading businessman in Grand Junction who has had an inspiring and varied career. Born in 1856 in Sonoma County, California, he attended school in California and Nevada, and later graduated from the law department of Michigan State University in 1883. After working as assistant cashier of the Mesa County State Bank, he became county judge and then started a successful real estate business. He is a prohibition Republican, active in church work and a member of the Masonic order. He is married with four children and has also helped to organize the Home Loan and Investment Company and the first building and loan association in Grand Junction.
John B. Mann, of Grand Junction, the efficient and accommodating clerk of Mesa county, came into being in the midst of our Civil war, having been born in 1863, in Fremont county, Iowa, the son of Archibald and Drucilla Ann (Williamson) Mann, natives of Virginia. The father while yet in his childhood moved with his parents to Indiana where he was reared and educated, attending the public schools and also the college of Greencastle. He remained at home, occupied in the work on the paternal farm until 1859, when he located a place of his own in Iowa, and there
Having served his country faithfully in the Civil war, and borne since the memorable contest the marks of its burdens, and having devoted to the pursuits of peace the same spirit of courage and determination he showed in the presence of the enemy and the presence of death in war. Albert D. Mahany, one of the prominent and successful ranchmen and stockgrowers of Mesa county, living half a mile north of Fruita, has won a substantial estate out of hard conditions and is comfortably fixed in a worldly way as well as firmly established in the regard and good will
Many men of great intellectual promise and fine abilities turn naturally and eagerly to the cultivation of the soil as a choice occupation, and devoting to it the forces of their minds and the researches of their studies, making a gratifying success of their industry and find peace and contentment as well as prosperity in their labors. It was so with Nelson L. Linnell, of Mesa county, who has developed a fine fruit farm two miles east of Fruita. He is a native of Sweden, born at Gronby on December 7, 1851. His parents, Lars Martinson and Karin (Nelson) Linell,
Peter Lefever, the popular and well-known boniface at Plateau City, Mesa county, is a native of Bruges, Belgium, born in 1857, and the son of John and Mary (Moore) Lefever, also natives of Bruges, Belgium. They were well-to-do farmers in that country, frugal and thrifty people of modest and unostentatious lives, but worthy of all regard for their uprightness and fidelity to duty. At good old ages they passed away, both dying in 1894, the mother aged seventy-two and the father eighty-seven. Their son Peter remained at their home at Bruges until he was twenty years of age, assisting on
The interesting subject of this brief review, whose productive life of nearly a third of a century in this state has been of considerable service in developing and building up the section of it in which he lives, is a Canadian by nativity, born in the province of Quebec in 1837. He is a son of M.A. and Julianna (Giroux) Laurent, who were both born in Quebec and lived there until a few years ago, when they came to this state and have since made their home with their son. Mr. Laurent remained in his native land until he had