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            The life of Duncan McPherson is a striking example of patient toil, indomitable perserverance (sic) and signal success. Commencing at the lowest rung, he has steadily advanced, and is now principal owner and editor of the daily and weekly Sentinel, published at Santa Cruz. As a publisher he has gained a reputation of being one of the best writers and a leading journalist of the Pacific Coast. He has taken a deep interest in fraternal and beneficiary societies, and has given his best efforts to promote them. His speeches are instructive, and fortified by facts and statistics that have given him the name of being a “Walking Encyclopedia.”

            He filled the office of Grand Overseer, Grand Foreman, Grand Master Workman, and Representative to the Supreme Lodge with signal ability. He is a leading member of the Knights of Honor, Knights of Pythias, and Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

            Bro. McPherson is a man of deep convictions, unswerving in a course of action that he deems for the best interests of the community, and fearless in the discharge of his duty as a journalist.




Transcribed By: Cecelia M. Setty.

Source: “Illustrated Fraternal Directory Including Educational Institutions on the Pacific Coast”, Page 201, Publ. Bancroft Co., San Francisco. Cal.  1889.

© 2012 Cecelia M. Setty.




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