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    SPOUSES: Lotta Backus



    -Mr. and Mrs. Backus were among a group of stockholders and guests of the Mesa Improvement Company and the Consolidated Canal Co.  They arrived on Wednesday in their private car, "Magnet."  They were here for an annual tour of inspection, and will have their annual meeting and review of the last year's accomplishments here in Chandler.

    Members of the party include Dwight Cutler, Lem W. Bowen, Mr. Hooker, Mr. Gillis, Miss Campau, Mr. and Mrs. Sarmiento, Mr. and Mrs. D.M. Ferry Jr., a nurse, and two children.  (Chandler Arizonan 2/7/1913)

    -Mr. Backus is an attorney in Detroit.

    He is having dinner with Dr. A.J. Chandler and other out of town guests which include Thomas Marshall (governor of Indiana, vice-president elect), Elon Hooker, D.M. Ferry Jr., Lem W. Bowen, Dwight Cutler, T.J. Wolfley, Mr. Gillis, Mr. and Mrs. Sarmiento, and Miss Campau.

    Mr. Backus is very pleased with the city.  He was here six years ago when the Roosevelt Dam was started, and is seeing wonderful changes to the country.  (Chandler Arizonan 2/14/1913)


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