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Thomas S. Trimmer

Thomas S. Trimmer of near Marquette, Bighorn County, Wyoming one of the industrious enterprising and prosperous ranch men and stock growers of the state was born in New Jersey on September 29, 1865. His parents were Andrew and Susan E. (Shields) Trimmer also natives of New Jersey who removed to Illinois in 1868 and a year later to Anita, Cass County, Iowa. There their son, Thomas grew to manhood on the farm attending the district schools of the neighborhood as he had opportunity. In 1885 he left his home and came west to Billings, Montana in the employ of the Bull Mt. Cattle Company and after a period of service with that organization began a three year term with H. E. Ashelby at the same place. From Billings he came to the Bighorn basin of Wyoming in 1888 and went to work for John W. Chapman with whom he remained until 1894. He then bought land as a home for himself and has increased its extent until he now owns 680 acres at the forks of the Shoshone River where he handles cattle on a large and increasing scale. His herds of cattle are for the most part well bred Herefords and he runs a limited number of horses. In addition to the land he owns he has leased a considerable body and thus secures a wide range. Fraternally, Mr. Trimmer is connected with the Modern Woodmen of America. He was married at Billings in 1900 to Miss Dorothy Martin a native of Bedford, Iowa from childhood a resident of Sheridan County, Wyoming being the daughter of B. F. Martin now a resident of Bighorn County, Wyoming. Mr. Trimmer is one of the enterprising stockmen of this county and also one of its leading citizens. His fine estate is the direct result of his own efforts and has been accumulated in this very county for when he came here he had nothing but he saw opportunities for success and with an energy equal to his clearness of vision he seized them and used them to his advantage. His progress has not however been wholly personal. In the welfare of the community and in the proper development of the county he has taken a due interest and has contributed to the vigor enlargement and healthy activity of every moral educational and social element and impulses for the advancement and improvement of the people. He is a substantial citizen with substance for the general weal an intelligent man with wisdom for the common good an influential force with influence in behalf of the best and most enduring progress of his section.

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