Grace, William E., druggist.

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Description William E. Grace, druggist. "He was born in Jasper county, Missouri, in 1856. Besides getting a public school education. he attended the Rolla School of Mines and Metalurgy at Rolla, Missouri. In 1880 he located in Oregon City. Oregon, where he was engaged for some time in a drug store. Removing to Prineville. Crook county, he was appointed deputy sheriff under Geo. Churchill and later was appointed deputy county clerk, and went to The Dalles and made a complete transcript of all recorders affecting the realty of Crook county, which was formerly from Wasco in 1881. Returning he worked a year for Howard & Baldwin, druggists, and in May. 1885, moved to Burns, Harney county, then a portion of Grant where he remained in the drug business until December 1893. Having previously taken the junior course of pharmacy at the California College of Pharmacy, during 1893 he took the senior course at the Chicago College graduating April 13. In 1889 at the time of the formation of Harney county, he was appointed county clerk by Governor Pennoyer, and at the first election held in that county. In 189? he was elected to fill the same position. Shortly after locating here, which he did in Decemher 1893, he built his present place of business, a handsome two-story brick, on Main street, in which he conducts what is probably the neatest drug store in Eastern Oregon. At the convention lately held in this city, he was nominated by the union forces as their candidate for state representative. He has been a life-long democrat, and as an evidence of his fitness for public office, we will simply state that he was Eastern Oregon's candidate for state treasurer at the democratic state convention held in Portland, but. was defeated for geographical reasons. Mr. Grace is a member of the Elks and Masons, in the latter having taken the Knight Templar degree and the Mystic Shrine."
Source: p. 9, Souvenir Edition. Morning Democrat, Bowen & Small, Publishers, May 20th, 1898.
Object ID 1980.1.562
Place Baker City
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