Pueblo County, Colorado
DE WITT P. GAYMON
Contributed by Karen Mitchell.
De Witt P. Gaymon, filling the position of city engineer at Pueblo, was born
in Johnson county, Iowa, on the 15th of February, 1860. and is a son of Charles
and Rosanna (Kimball) Gaymon. The father devoted his life to the occupation of
farming in order to provide for the support of his family. Both he and his wife
have now passed away.
Spending his youthful days under the parental roof, De Witt P. Gaymon became
a pupil in the public schools of Johnson county, Iowa, and in time pursued a
course in an academy at Iowa City. He afterward received professional training
in a course of study in the State University of Iowa and his first professional
position was with the Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railroad Company at
Cedar Rapids. He was afterward connected with various other railroad
corporations in the middle west until 1886, when he removed to Colorado and in
1887 took up his abode in Pueblo, where he has since made his home. Here he
practiced his profession and in 1909 he became city engineer, which position he
has continuously filled to the present time. The greater part of the public
improvements in Pueblo, including sewerage, paving and other public work, has
been done during his term of office. He is thoroughly familiar with the
scientific principles which underlie his work, together with every practical
phase of engineering, and his pronounced capability has made him a most worthy
and efficient incumbent in the office which he now fills.
On the 23d of April, 1891, Mr. Gaymon was united in marriage to Miss Sarah
Roberts and to them have been born two daughters: Mary, who is the wife of
Robert Fulton, a resident of Boise, Idaho, and now in the United States army;
and Elsie, the wife of William Gleyre, also of the United States army.
Mr. Gaymon votes with the republican party, of which he has been a faithful
adherent since age conferred upon him the right of franchise. In Masonry he has
attained the third degree and he is also identified with the Knights of Pythias.
His has been an active and useful life, fraught with much good in the exercise
of his professional activities, while at all times he has manifested public
spirit and devotion to those interests which underlie good citizenship.
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