Johns, Charles A.

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Record 208/2101
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Collection Miscellaneous
Photographer Parker's Studio or M. M. Hazeltine
Description Charles A. Johns. "He was born in Jackson count,. Mo., June 25, 1857. When he was sixteen months old. his parents immigrated to Oregon. settling in Marion County, where they remained for about five years. They then removed to Scio, Linn county, where Mr. Johns received his preliminary education. He later attended the Willamette University at Salem, graduation in 1878. Shortly after this he was appointed deputy sheriff of Marion county under J. A. Baker, a position he held for two years. He then read law in the offices of Judge B. F. Harding and and W. H. Holmes and was admitted to the bar in 1880. Locating in Polk county he practiced there until 1888, during two years of which he served as county judge. In 1888 he moved to Baker City, and by his progressiveness soon gained a prominence. In 1891 he was elected mayor and again in 1892. He has been a member of the school board for two terms, and takes great interest in the school work. Fraternally he is a Mason, Knight. Elk and Workman. He is married to Miss Mabel Ellis, of Polk county, and has three children, two boys and a girl." (Johns was Baker City mayor in early 1900's.)
Source: p. 5, Souvenir Edition. Morning Democrat, Bowen & Small, Publishers, May 20th, 1898.
Object ID 1980.1.576
Place Dewey, 1502
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