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||Fern Hobbs (1885-1964). Famous as the secretary that Governor Oswald West sent to Copperfield in January 1914 accompanied by several military personnel to quell the alleged lawlessness. She put the town under martial law, closed the saloons, and left town after being there only a couple of hours. Before going to Portland, where she came to the attention of the new governor, she worked in Baker City. Here are some news items in local newspapers:
Baker City Herald, 6-22-1906 -- Miss Fern Hobbs, a stenographer, has been granted a notarial (sic) commission by Gov. Chamberlain.
Baker City Herald, 9-8-1906 -- Miss Fern Hobbs, who has been for the last eight months with C. A. Moore in the abstract office, leaves Sunday evening for Portland for a couple weeks’ vacation. Miss A. Hobbs of Salt Lake City is here visiting her sister.
(Charles A. Moore was a lawyer and manager of Baker Abstract & Trust Co. in Baker City.)
Morning Democrat, 10-21-1906 -- Miss Fern Hobbs, who for sometime past has been one of the skilled typewriter clerks in the office of C. A. Moore, has accepted a fine position with the Title Guarantee and Trust Co. of Portland and will leave for the metropolis next Saturday.
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