Peter Ketner McKinley County, New Mexico

Palmer Ketner, of Gallup, who was elected treasurer of McKinley County in 1904 as the nominee of the Republican Party, came to New Mexico in 1888 as bookkeeper for the Aztec Coal Company. He remained in the employ of that concern until 1892, when it was merged into the Crescent Coal Company. In that year he assumed charge of the books .and merchandising department of the Caledonian Coal Company and was identified with that concern until December, 1904, when he purchased the general merchandise establishment of Frank C. Swartz, which he still owns. He is here conducting a profitable business, having closely studied the demands of the public and selecting his goods with regard to the trade. His methods are strictly honorable and his conformity to a high standard of professional ethics has been one of the elements in his success.

He is a member of Lebanon Lodge No. 27, A. F. & A. M., and is justly accounted one of the progressive citizens of Gallup.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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