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Charles Lafkin

The Substantial unity of purpose and feeling which pervades our united country since the wounds of the Civil War have been healed and its scars hidden by many white harvests of peaceful industry, is well illustrated in the common impulse whereby the people of the Northwest, gathered from all parts of the land, and from every foreign country move forward in the work of developing the new domain which they inhabit and the constancy and loyalty with which they apply in this section the lessons of patriotism, local pride, obedience to law and devotion to the common welfare they learned in their earlier homes. Charles Lufkin of Fenton is a native of Maine, who has lived in several other states of the Union, having interests and pleasant associations in each. But he is as devoted to the progress and general weal of Wyoming as if her soil were his native heath and he had never resided beyond her borders. He was born in 1853, grew to manhood and was educated in Main, but soon after reaching years of maturity he moved to Pennsylvania and resided in that state, Minnesota, Dakota and Montana successively until 1883, when he came to Wyoming, and he has since made his home among her people. He located in the Bighorn basin and was engaged in freighting until 1899, when he took up land on Meeteetse Creek and stated a business of a more pretentious charter and greater promise in the stock industry. He raises cattle and horses of good breeds and excellent quality, having generally about 100 cattle and a large number of horses. His farm is well improved and much of it is skillfully cultivated the residue furnishing a good range for his stock. Mr. Lufkin is a valued member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows at Meeteetse. He is regular and interested in his attendance at the meetings of his lodge; ad manifests an intelligent and commendable zeal in behalf of the progress and welfare of the fraternity in general and of his own lodge in particular. In 1886, he was married on Owl Creek to Miss Nancy Appison, a native of Missouri, but a resident of Wyoming since 1884. They have one child, their son, Emory, born on May 3, 1888.

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