Biography of Simeon J. Gillmore

It is with pleasure that we are enabled to incorporate in the history of Nez Perces County an epitome of the career of the esteemed gentleman whose name is at the head of this article. He was born in Pulaski County, Indiana, 011 February 27, 1863, being the son of James and Mary A. (Rumbough) Gillmore. When a child he went with his parents to Michigan and there he was reared until thirteen, when he began the labors of life for himself. He wrought in different parts of Michigan in logging and timber work and also did much dock building on the lakes. In 1891 he came to Tacoma and engaged in logging, and the next year he came to the Okanogan country, where he delved for the riches of the mining regions. Later we see him in this same work in Shoshone County, Idaho. There, also, he was occupied in locating timber claims, in which he was skillful. When the reservation was opened he came hither and located on a choice quarter section of land, three miles north from Mohler. To the improvement and opening of this he has devoted himself with an energy and skill that have brought their sure reward of a good competence and a fine and valuable farm. Mr. Gillmore states that when he landed on his present place he had but ten days’...

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