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James C. Gaffney

J. C. GAFFNEY is a merchant of Nome, and a leading dealer in high grade clothing and gentlemen's furnishings. He was born at Storm Lake, Iowa, in June, 1875. Twenty years of his life were spent in North Dakota. He was educated in the public schools and in the University of North Dakota. He is the son of T. W. Gaffney, a well-known lawyer of Seattle.

His first business experience was in the drug line which he learned and followed for four years and a half. Subsequently he became associated with the general merchandise business of Grand Forks, North Dakota, and has followed mercantile pursuits ever since. He came to Nome in the spring of 1 900 as manager of a mercantile institution. In September, 1 903, he bought out the business, and is now one of the prominent merchants of the city.

November 27, 1902, he and Miss Marguerite McPherren were married in Nome. Mr. Gaffney is pleasantly situated, has a thriving business and a host of friends; and he is deserving of every pleasant phase of his life. He is Vice-Arctic Chief of the Arctic Brotherhood.

Source: Nome and Seward Peninsula by R. S. Harrison. Seattle: The Metropolitan Press, 1905.




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