Biography
Francis Joseph Vaughan
New York - Arizona
1858



Transcribed from "Who's Who in Arizona" Volume 1 1913
Complied and Published by Jo Conners
Press of The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson, Arizona


Francis Joseph Vaughan, Secretary to the Speaker in the
House of the First State Legislature, was born in Brooklyn,
New York, January 5, 1858, and is the son of Patrick J. and
Frances McDonald Vaughan.  He was educated in the public
schools of his native city, form which he was graduated, and
later attended St. Peter's Academy of the same city.  In 1873
he joined the navy, from which he was honorably discharged
after serving his term, and in 1877 he came to Arizona.  He
first located at Prescott, but after a short time removed to what
is now Cochise County, and lived at Charleston, Benson,
Tombstone and on a ranch in Galluro Mountains, working
successively as school teacher, cattleman, railroader and
painter, and on several occasions he acted as guide for the
soldiers during Apache uprisings.  I short, in those times he
lived the life of the Arizona frontiersman.  He has always been
a Democrat of the progressive type, and as a member of the
Cochise convention in August, 1910, helped write the platform
of that county.  Mr. Vaughan is the sole owner of the business
of F. J. Vaughan Company, contractors, and is a director in
several mining companies, in addition to his duties as Secretary
to the Speaker.  He is a member of the Irish Nationalists, Knights
of Columbus, and honorary member of the Painters & Decorators
of America.  He was married February 26, 1889, at Benson,
Arizona, to Miss Harriette C. Exton.  They have four children,
Frances, Evelyn, George and Harriette, and make their home in
Bisbee.
 
 



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