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.