Among the younger men of Nez Perces County, there is none more popular nor of better standing than the energetic, stirring and capable gentleman whose” name is at the head of this article.

Mr. Haynes was born in Adair County, Iowa, on July 14, 1873, being the son of Andrew and Clara (Polk) Haynes. The father was a farmer, born in Ross County, Ohio, in 1S41. He lives in Iowa and is a man of much influence in his state, being an aggressive Democrat of ability. The mother was born in Indiana and died when Loren was four years of age. His maternal grandmother is still living, aged eighty-eight.

Loren L. was educated in the common schools and then finished at the Capitol City Commercial College of Des Moines, Iowa, after which he took a course at the Iowa College of Law, graduating with honors; he came to Lewiston in 1894 and there engaged in the practice of law, associating himself in a partnership with Judge Jasper Rand, the oldest practitioner in the state. For three years Mr. Haynes did good work at the bar and then determined to retire from the practice of law, and accordingly removed to the farm where he now lives, three miles east from Lewiston. He owns four hundred acres of good land and he is one of the most enterprising fruit raisers of the County.

In January, 1897, Mr. Haynes married Miss Abbie, adopted daughter of Judge Rand. Mrs. Haynes is an only child and was born in Lewiston, in January, 1880. Mr. Haynes has one brother, Farris, who is a farmer and stock raiser in Iowa. To the happy home of Mr. Haynes there have come as the fruit of the marriage three children; Austin, Hester and Clara. Mr. Haynes is a member of the W. of W. and of the K. of P.’ He is a Democrat in politics and is influential and active in this realm. He has never sought personal preferment, but has done much for his party. He was a member of the National Democratic convention in 1896 and has attended a number of national conventions. Mr. Haynes had an uncle in both the Mexican and the Civil wars.

Mr. Haynes is an advocate of good government, especially a devotee of good schools and he is always arrayed on the side of progress. Mr. Haynes has done well in handling his business affairs and has a good dividend paying orchard.

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Source: An Illustrated History of Northern Idaho, Embracing Nez Perce, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai and Shoshone Counties, Western Historical Publishing Company, 1903