|MRS. CORA B. WANAMAKER.|
Mrs. Cora B. Wanamaker is well known as the proprietor
and editor of the Rock Springs Rocket, a local weekly paper, which
has a wide circulation in the county and is well worthy the liberal
patronage accorded it. In its publication Mrs. Wanamaker employs
the latest ideas of modern journalism and gives to her patrons a most
readable paper. Mrs. Wanamaker is a native of Golden, Colorado. She
was born May 28, 1879, of the marriage of William and Mary (Durnell)
King, who were natives of England and of Flora, Illinois,
respectively. The father came to America in early life and settled in
Clinton, Missouri, whence he afterward removed to Golden, Colorado.
He was a locomotive engineer and machinist and was always employed
along that line. Removing to Denver, Colorado, in 1881, he
secured a situation with the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad Company
and remained continuously in the service of that corporation as a
freight and passenger engineer for over thirty-five
years. At the time of his death, which occurred March 29,
1918, he was the second oldest in point of service
with the Denver & Rio Grande road. His wife passed away in Denver
in 1901, at the age of forty-one years. In their family were three
children: Albert William, now living in Los Angeles, California;
Frank E., of Denver, who is with Battery B, Sixty-seventh Regiment;
and Mrs. Wanamaker, who was the second in order of birth.
In her girlhood days Cora B. King attended school in Denver and also pursued a course in the Central Business College of that city. Following her graduation she entered the employ of the Portland Cement Company and later opened an office on her own account in Denver. On the 24th of June, 1903, she became the wife of C. Lou Wanamaker, who was engaged in newspaper work. He was telegraph editor of the Denver News and afterward edited a paper at Loveland, Colorado, known as the Loveland Register, for three and a half years. He next edited a paper at Centennial, Wyoming, for a year, after which he came to Rock Springs and reestablished the Rocket in 1907. He was thus identified with newspaper publication until his death, which occurred in Rock Springs, February 11, 1908, since which time Mrs. Wanamaker has continued the publication of the paper, which is well worthy of the liberal patronage which is accorded It throughout Sweetwater county. The office and pressroom of the paper are equal to any to be found among the newspaper offices of the state. The equipment includes a linotype machine and modern presses and in fact everything necessary for turning out excellent work.
Mrs. Wanamaker is a member of the Eastern Star and also has membership with The Maccabees and the Royal Neighbors. She takes a most active and helpful interest in everything pertaining to public progress and improvement and is county chairman of the Liberty Loan Association. Her paper is published in the interests of all those activities which have to do with the upbuilding and improvement of city, county and state and the position of the Rocket concerning any vital question is never an equivocal one.