Heffner, James Wesley

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    SPOUSES: Marion Heffner

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    He is listed in the 19161917 and 1918 Chandler City Directories  as a rancher.

    -Mr. Heffner is planting several acres of Elberta peaches, orange cling, etc.  (Chandler Arizonan 3/14/1913)

    -Mr. Heffner is on the registration board, and is in charge of the Chandler district.  He lives just north of town.

    He is right now accepting registrations to vote until May 1st, 1913.  Both males and females can register to vote.  (Chandler Arizonan 4/4/1913)

    -Mr. Heffner has lived in Iowa, the Klondike, Washington, and then travelled to the Salt River Valley and decided upon Chandler. 

    He was a lawyer, prosecuting attorney, but now is a farmer.  He has lived here for two years in June.  He married his wife about a year ago.  She is a talented painter, and decorates their home with her work.

    He has 40 acres of, "the finest alfalfa land in the valley," says Heffner.

    He has two and a half acres in orchard which has peahes, pears, plums, and apples.

    He has two colts in prime condition, also a thoroughbred Poland China boar, and a fine lot of sows and young pigs.

    He uses 24 boxes to prevent gophers from getting into his land and to irrigate it.  The boxes are as wide as the main ditch which is about four feet across.  They connect with the main ditch with the openings being 10 x 12 while the outlet is below the surface which forces the water upwards.  The boxes keep the banks intact also, and he can leave the water on overnight without having to watch it.

    The boxes cost about $50, but it saves the time of one or two men.  (Chandler Arizonan 4/18/1913)

    -Mr. Heffner says 30 people have registered to vote.  In the last election, there was about 70 who voted.  In the wet and dry election that could mean up to 100 people voting.  (Chandler Arizonan 4/25/1913)

    -Mr. Heffner made a motion at the Chandler Chamber of Commerce meeting to appoint a committee consisting of the board of directors of the chamber to confer with the Chandler Improvement Company on coming up with agreements for deeds to the land.  (Chandler Arizonan 5/9/1913)

    -Mr. Heffner says 51 people have registered to vote, but not all people eligible have registered.  (Chandler Arizonan 5/9/1913)

    -The Arizona Labor Journal has printed a few views of Chandler recently that included the home of Mr. Heffner.  (Chandler Arizonan 6/6/1913)

    -Mr. Heffner has sold about 75 tons of hay this week to Mr. Peterson of Mesa for about nine dollars a ton in a shed.  (Chandler Arizonan 6/6/1913)

    -Mr. Heffner has exchanged his contract with the Chandler Improvement Company for a deed to his land.  (Chandler Arizonan 6/27/1913)

    -Mr. and Mrs. Heffner were in Prescott for several days this week.  (Chandler Arizonan 7/11/1913)

    -Mr. Heffner is making his fourth cutting of hay, and expects as much tonnage as previous cuttings.  He is selling his hay almost as soon as he cuts it.  (Chandler Arizonan 8/1/1913)

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