|H. M. FARLOW.|
H. M. Farlow, filling the position of county clerk of
Fremont county and Making his home in Lander, has been actively and
prominently identified with public affairs, having served in other
offices besides the one which he is now acceptably filling. He was
born November 28, 1856, a son of I. J. and M. E. (Brigham) Farlow.
both of whom were natives of Indiana. whence they removed westward to
Iowa in the year 1847. They settled upon a farm there and the father
devoted his attention to agricultural pursuits for many years,
securing a tract of land which he brought under a high state of
cultivation. There his death occurred in 1913 but the mother is still
living and has now reached the age of eighty-one years. In their
family were eight children, seven of whom survive.
H. M. Farlow was reared in Iowa and acquired his education in the public schools of that state. In 1879 he arrived in Fremont county, Wyoming, casting in his lot with the earliest settlers. for the work of progress and improvement had scarcely been begun in this section of the state at the time. He rode the range through the cattle country until 1891, when he determined to concentrate his attention upon other interests and secured a position as clerk in a hardware store at Lander, where he remained for sixteen years. He was then called to public office, being elected county treasurer, and so acceptably did he serve that at the close of his first term he was reelected. He was the faithful custodian of the public funds for two terms and was then elected county clerk, in which capacity he is now serving. He is an advocate of democratic principles and has always been most loyal to the interests of his party.
In 1885 Mr. Farlow was married to Miss Effa Beyers, a native of Iowa, and to them has been born a son, Scott, who is now in the United States Army as a bugler of Battery F, One Hundred and Forty-eighth Field Artillery.
The parents are members of the Methodist Episcopal church and Mr. Farlow is connected with the Knights of Pythias and with the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He has made a record for marked efficiency and capability in office, proving most loyal to the trusts reposed in him and doing everything in his power officially and as a private citizen to promote the welfare and advance the interests of the district in which he lives. Fremont county numbers him among her most valued citizens as well as her prominent pioneers, his residence here covering a period of almost forty years.