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Leon A. Larimore

LEON A. LARIMORE was born in St. Louis in 1869. His father was John W. Larimore, a wheat and grain merchant, who controlled at one time the elevator system of St. Louis. His mother was Miss Carlisle, the sister of Judge S. S. Carlisle, of Seattle, and James L. Carlisle, postmaster of St. Louis.

He received his early education in St. Louis and afterwards attended college in Tennessee. When he completed his education he entered a bank in St. Louis and served as clerk, but soon after, receiving a political appointment, he made politics his profession until struck with the gold fever in 1898.

He then went as far north as St. Michael, where, hearing rumors of a strike having been made in the Nome district, he went to that region and located a number of claims. He and his partners constituted what has since been known as the Nome-Sinook Mining Co., and staked the territory now occupied by the town of Nome. Since that time he has been engaged, with varied success, almost continuously in mining.

In 1901 he married Miss Jessie Gambrill, of St. Louis. Mr. Larimore possesses a strong sense of duty and honesty, and is highly esteemed by loyal friends who know his worth.  

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




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