John Pearson Jr. Colfax County, New Mexico

John Pearson, Jr., was born January 2, 1880, in Willow Creek, Colfax County. He was educated in the public schools of Elizabethtown and Trinidad, and for several years clerked for his father and Herman Froelick, after which, in 1901, he engaged in mercantile business for himself. He sold out in May. 1905, to Louis Leonard, and at this writing is again employed as clerk for Mr. Froelick. Also he is interested in mining, being vice president of the Gold and Copper Deep Tunnel Mining & Milling Company. Politically. Mr. Pearson is a Republican. Since the spring of 1904 he has been school director.

July 29, 1902, he married Miss Perry Lou Kelly, daughter of James Perry and Lou (Schloemer) Kelly, the former a native of Pulaski County, Kentucky, and the latter of Longwood, Pettis County, Missouri. Mr. and Mrs. Pearson have a son, Lawrence, aged two years, and another son, John Perry, aged six months.

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

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