Pueblo County, Colorado

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. History Of Colorado Illustrated Volume III Chicago The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company 1918

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