Pueblo County, Colorado

Contributed by Karen Mitchell.

Roy E. Ortner, engaged in business as proprietor of an auto repair and paint garage in Pueblo, was born in Denver on the 24th of August, 1886, and is a son of George J. and Emma B. (Pryor) Ortner. The father is proprietor of a brass foundry in Pueblo and is thus actively identified with industrial and manufacturing interests. He established one of the first foundries in Denver and continued in business there for some time but about thirty-one years ago removed to Pueblo, where he also opened a foundry. His wife is also living. Roy E. Ortner was educated in the public and high schools of Pueblo and afterward attended the University of Michigan, while Subsequently he became a student in the School of Mines at Golden, Colorado. He later spent one year in the foundry with his father and afterward engaged in the automobile business. His education had qualified him for work of that character because he specialized in the study of gas engines and similar subjects. He now handles the White truck and is distributor of that machine for southern Colorado. He maintains a service station, employing five men, and does a great amount of repair work. He also repaints automobiles and maintains a garage of the most modern character, while his business methods have secured to him a liberal and well deserved patronage. Mr. Ortner is a member of the Commerce Club and also of the Rocky Mountain Automobile Association. He gives much of his time to patriotic movements, such as Liberty Loan and Red Cross work and is doing everything in his power to uphold the interests of the country in this hour of its crisis. In a business way he is making good, for he is a young man of marked enterprise and determination and he carries forward to successful completion whatever he undertakes. He is persistent and energetic, thoroughly reliable and has ever recognized the fact that satisfied patrons are the best advertisement. His energy enables him to overcome all difficulties and obstacles in his path and as the years go by his business is increasing and has placed him in a creditable position among the representatives of industrial activity in Pueblo. History Of Colorado Illustrated Volume II Chicago The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company 1918

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