Gallery #2--SMALL TOWNS & GHOST TOWNS
Sumpter. Red Front Merchandise Store

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Record 75/1101
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Photographer Parker's Studio or M. M. Hazeltine
Description Sumpter. Red Front Merchandise Store. Owned by Duckworth.
Charles E. Duckworth. "He is a native of Clark County, Illinois, and in 1870, at the age of eleven, with his father, came to Auburn, Baker County. Since 1871, with the exception of six years spent in farming in the valley, he has been engaged in merchandising in either Sumpter or McEwen. He has ever stood ready to contribute his share by word and act to the prosperity of the "valley," putting its interests paramount even to his own. Fraternally he is an Odd Fellow, Woodman. Workman and Artisan. August 13th, 1888 he married Miss B. Lence. of Jonesboro, Union County. Illinois."
"James W. Duckworth [no photo; brother of Charles] is a native of Illinois, crossing the plains with his parents, partly by wagon, arriving at Auburn in 1870, when but eight years old. He remained on the home ranch in the valley for five years. and later spent the same length of time in Sumpter. Beginning prospecting shortly after, he in 1887 located the "North Pole" mine, which valuable property he disposed of a year later to a London syndicate. He then followed ranching for six years, but since 1894 has engaged in mining. In 1888 he married Miss Lillie Worley of Sumpter, and has one child, a boy. He is a member of Baker Lodge No. 47, A. F. and A. M."
Source: p. 29, Souvenir Edition. Morning Democrat, Bowen & Small, Publishers, May 20th, 1898.
Object ID 1980.1.550
Place Sumpter
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