Friday, December 29, 2006

Oregon Republican League: Elder Photos

Oregon Republican League:Republican League Register of Oregon, The Register Publishing Company, 1896, page 156.

CHURCH, JONAS M., OF La Grande, was born at Catskill, N.Y., October 8, 1833, and went to California in 1852, engaging in butchering, merchandising and mining till 1862, when he came to Oregon and mined in Grant County till 1870. He then engaged in the stock business in Umatilla County. In 1887 he engaged in mercantile business in Island City, and for five years was manager of the Wallowa branch of the Island City Milling & Mercantile Company. He is now vice-president of the Island City National Bank and the Wallowa National Bank. Mr. Church has always been a leader in politics wherever he has lived, has been an active worker and a straight Republican, having never scratched a ticket. He was nominated for County Clerk of Grant County in 1864. He has been a delegate to county and state conventions and league meetings a great many times.

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