Pueblo County, Colorado
Contributed by Jean Griesan.
George Haynes resides on Greenhorn River in Pueblo County, where he is engaged in ranching and stock-raising. He was born in New Orleans, La., May 1, 1840. His parents were Harvey and Elizabeth (Jones) Haynes. He was eight years of age when the family removed to Des Moines, Iowa, where he was educated in the public schools. In 1860 he came to Colorado and made his home for a time in Denver, but in 1866 became a resident of Pueblo County, his first home here being on the St. Charles River. In 1870 he settled upon his present ranch on the Greenhorn River, when the place was still in its primitive condition, but by industry, enterprise and perseverance he has transformed the wild land into highly cultivated fields, and now has one of the best ranches of the locality, it being improved with good and substantial buildings, fences, etc. The ranch consists of three hundred and twenty acres. He also has good range facilities for his stock. In connection with the cultivation of the land he has always engaged in stock-raising. He also conducted the first store on the Greenhorn River. This he carried on about two years and then sold it to a Mr. Day. For several years he was manager of the Northern Finance ranch, which was controlled by Hayden Brothers, and in the conduct of his affairs has ever displayed good executive ability and sound judgment.
In 1868 Mr. Haynes was united in marriage with Miss Sarah Austin, who died leaving five sons, as follows: Milton S., a resident of Florence, Colo.; Frank, deceased; George, at home; Charles Carson and John. For his second wife Mr. Haynes married Mrs. Ella M. Gilligan, a native of Illinois, by whom he has one son and one daughter, namely: Clyde and Marjorie.
Mr. Haynes has always been an ardent supporter of the Republican party, casting his first presidential vote for Abraham Lincoln, his last for William McKinley, and has been an active worker for his party's interests. He is a man worthy of the highest respect, and enjoys the esteem of the entire community, in which he has labored for every enterprise that is calculated to elevate mankind or advance the general welfare.
Extracted from "Portrait and Biographical Record of the State of Colorado," published by Chapman Publishing Company in Chicago in 1899.
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