Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Oregon Republican League: Elder Photos

Oregon Republican League:Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 108.

BALL, CHAUNCEY, of Portland, was born at Albion, Erie County, Pennsylvania, September 3, 1827, and enjoyed the educational facilities of those times. At the age of sixteen he went to Commouth, Ashtabula County, Ohio, from there to Wisconsin, and thence to Michigan. For ten more years thereafter he followed a seafaring life, and in 1851 made his way to California, engaging in mining and following the sea for seven years. In 1858 he went to British Columbia, and in 1859 came to Oregon, where he has resided ever since. For three years he was a Deputy Marshal under Henry L. Hoyt. For ten years he was a member of the Portland fire department, and was secretary of the department three terms. He was engineer of the new custom-house and postoffice fifteen years. Up to March 1895, he was engaged in farming, but was then elected president and business manager if the Multnomah Fruitgrowers’ Union, which position he still holds, having been the chief promoter of the organization. Mr. Ball is an old Lincoln Republican and an active worker. He has been chosen delegate to two county and two state conventions, and was one of the organizers of the party in the state and a constant worker for it ever since.

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