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Harry D. Mack

Harry D. Mack is a proprieter and operator of a hotel in Curlew, where he does a thriving business. In addition to his he owns and operates a number of mining properties, both in Ferry county and British Columbia, while also he has other business interests in different portions of the state.

Harry D. Mack was born in Brooklyn, Jackson county, Michigan, on November 12, 1863, being the son of David and Jane (Thompson) Mack, natives of Scotland and Canada, respectively. They were married in Canada, whence they came direct to the United States, settling in Michigan, where they remained the rest of their lives. The father enlisted in the Civil War in 1864, and served on the bridge or carpenter corps until the end of the struggle. He died November 10, 1868, while coming home from war. Oue subject is the youngest of the family and his brothers and sisters are named as follows: Elzina Leonard, William, Mary, deceased, Ida and Lyda, twins, the former married to J. Smith and the latter Mr. Ingalls. Our subject received his first schooling in Brooklyn, Michigan, and at the age of fourteen lais aside his books and took up the stern duties of life. He first served as bellboy in several hotels in Detroit, Michigan, for four years. After this he came west to Miles City, Montana, with an engineer corps on the Northern Pacific. Later he became timekeeper, after which he opened a restaurant in Billings, Montana. In 1883 he started a fruit commission establishement in Bozeman, Montana, shipping the first trainload of fruit in that state. From ther he went to Helena, where he opened a restaurant and in 1884 came to Couer d'Alene during the gold excitement. After propspecting some time, he went to Butte, Montana, and continued again in the restaurant business. From that place Mr. Mack went to Redcliffe, California, where he was in business for a time, then traveled for two years selling medicine. Following this, we find him in British Columbia operating a hotel in Nelson, whence he went to Greenwood, where he continued in the same business and also devoted some time to prospecting. He did business in Republic in 1891, and in 1892 opened his hotel in Curlew, which he operates at the present time.

On October 3, 1899, Mr. Mack married Miss Caroline Bolton, a native of Iowa, who came west to Oregon in 1896, and to Grandforks, British Columbia, in 1899.

olitically Mr. Mack is a Republican, and always takes an active interest in the campaigns, while in his fraternal relations he is allied with the Eagles, baing a popular and capable man.

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