Who's Who in Finance
A Biographical Dictionary of Contemporary Bankers, Capitalists, and Others Engaged in Financial Activities in the United States and Canada
Edited by John William Leonard, Joseph and Sefton Publishers, 1911, Page 101

Capitalist: born in Ohio, Dec. 3. 1852; son of Byron S. and Phylinda Brainard; attended school in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Parsons Seminary and Coe College: married, Payson. Ill,. July 29, 1879, Julia D. Hunter; children: Clarence Dean, Bessie E., Paul P., Maurice W. Was operator and agent for Burlington Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway in Iowa, seven years; resigned while at Shell Rock, to take charge of post-office at What Cheer, Iowa. Removed to Ogden, Utah, 1889, and engaged in real estate and immigration work in connection with Union Pacific Railway and Denver & Rio Grande Railway until 1900, when removed to Payette, Idaho, and purchased a large Irrigation canal, and several thousand acres of land of which has occupied most of time, and proved very successful. President New Plymouth Land and Colonization Co., Lt'd Payette Timber and Milling Co.; vice-president Fruitland Townsite Co., Independent Long Distance Telephone Co., Idaho Title and Trust Co., Orchard Land and Timber Co.; director First National Bank of Payette. Republican; Presbyterian. President Y. M. C. A. of Payette. Address: Payette.

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