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Theodore F. Jameson

Click to visit The Jameson TODAY! The following biography is taken from page 1202 in the illustrated HISTORY OF NORTH IDAHO, embracing Nez Perces, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai and Shoshone Counties, State of Idaho, published in 1903 by the Western Historical Publishing Company
The gentleman of whom we now speak is not only one of the oldest pioneers in the Coeur d'Alene country, but is a thorough pioneer in every sence of the word and well acquainted with the various districts of the mining part of the United States and especially the northwest and has had great experiences in his career on the frontier. He is aman of geniality and affability and is now conducting a resort which is headquartered for old timers of the country and his place is well known all over this part of the state. Mr. Jameson has a good bar, always stocked with fine liquors, operates a neat and quiet billiard hall, and has his place embellished with valuable curios and collections of minerals.
Theodore F. Jameson was born in Paris, Kentucky, on November 3, 1843, being the son of William W. and Nancy (Luckie) Jameson, natives of Kentucky. The father died in 1853. Both families are of old colonial fame and stanch American sentiment. Our subject was educated in the public schools and when he was sixteen the family went to Missouri. He remained on the farm with his parents until he was twenty and then in 1870 we find him in San Francisco and the next year in Pioche, Nevada. In 1878 Mr. Jameson went to Leadville and there and in Rosita he engaged in the liquor business. In 1878 we see him in the famous Black Hills of South Dakota and in 1881 he went to the Wood river country, Idaho. In the fall of 1883 he was in Walla Walla, and in February, 1884, Mr Jameson came to Eagle City, Idaho. A few weeks later he went to Murray and opened a saloon. This he conducted until 1886, when a move to Wardner, whence he came to Wallace in 1889. He then opened his present place and has since given himself to his business. He is located near the business center of the city and his place is orderly and neatly equipped. Mr. Jameson has no brothers and but one sister, Mrs. M.J. Cluster, of Mexico, Missouri. Mr. Jameson is a widower and has no children. He is a member of the Eagles, being treasurer of Wallace Aerie No. 54. He is an active member of the board of trade and a progressive citizen who stands well.

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