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Record 204/2101
Walter R. Hawley. "This dealer in hardware, stoves and tinware, at Sumpter, Oregon is a native Oregonian. He resided in the Willamette valley until 1890, receiving his education at the State Normal School at Monmouth, being a graduate of the latter. He then taught school in Gilliam County for a year, and in the Grand Ronde Valley for five years, being principal of the Summervile schools for three years. He then established himself in business in Union, remaining there until April, 1897, when he came here and opened a hardware store. Finding his storeroom inadequate, he was shortly after compelled to erect his present commodious two story building, in which he carries a very complete line, making a specialty of miner's supplies. He also carries a general line of paints oils wallpaper, glass, &c., and is agent for the Simond's saw and White sewing machine. In selecting this machine he has shown excellent judgment, as it is certainly the most popular and best one in the market. Mr. Hawley is married to Miss Ida Brooks of Summerville, and has one child, a girl. He is the present treasurer of the city of Sumpter." Source: p. 27, Souvenir Edition. Morning Democrat, Bowen & Small, Publishers, May 20th, 1898.
William R. Hawley.

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