Pueblo County, Colorado
James F. Law
Contributed by Maggie Stuart Zimmerman.
James F. Law, conducting a profitable and growing business under the name of
the Law Automobile Company of Pueblo, was born in Crofthead, Scotland, on the
1st of March, 1868, and is a son of Robert and Mary (Forrest) Law. Crossing the
Atlantic to America during the early boyhood of James F. Law, the parents
established the family home at Lexington, Missouri, and there the subject of
this review attended school, supplementing the knowledge that he had acquired in
the graded schools of Scotland. He was afterward apprenticed to the blacksmith's
and machinist's trades, acquainting himself with the basic principles of both
and developing a considerable measure of efficiency. At the age of nineteen
years he left home to work at his trade in Kansas City and later removed to
Lexington, Missouri, where be entered the employ of the Lexington Coal Mine
Company as a machinist. He resided there until 1903, when he removed to Pueblo,
Colorado, and secured a position as a machinist in the steel works. He was
afterward employed in different places, mostly along mechanical lines, and in
1914 he engaged in the automobile business, which has since claimed his time,
energies and attention. He conducts a repair shop and garage, repairing all
kinds of machines, his natural mechanical skill and ingenuity serving him in
good stead in this connection. He has been very successful from the beginning.
He started his business on a small scale but has secured a liberal patronage as
the years have passed on. He now has room for twenty-five cars and he employs
four men, making his one of the substantial industries of this kind in the city.
Mr. Law was united in marriage to Miss Mattie Weedin, a daughter of Dan W.
Weedin, of Lexington, Missouri. The children of this mariage are: Daniel; James
F., who is a sergeant in the balloon division of the aerial service in France;
Mrs. Elizabeth Kane of Pueblo; John, a high school pupil; and Arthur and Rose,
also in school.
The religious faith of the family is that of the Presbyterian church and
Mr. Law also holds membership with the Woodmen of the World. In politics he
maintains an independent attitude, supporting men and measures rather than
party. He is interested in educational progress and for three years served as
secretary of School District No. 12. He is a public-spirited man, lending his
aid and influence to all measures and movements for the general good, and his
personal worth, his business integrity and his loyalty in citizenship are
factors which establish him high in public regard in his adopted city.
Extracted from History of Colorado Illustrated Volume II 1918
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