|JAMES S. TEBBS.|
James S. Tebbs is one of the foremost citizens of
Cowley, by reason of the fact that he is a member of the board of
directors of the Cowley State Bank, a director of the Crosby Trading
Company and one of the leading sheep growers of Bighorn county.
In a word, the extent and importance of his business interests place
him in the front rank among the progressive citizens of his section
of the state. He was born in Panguitch, Utah, March 12,
1879, a son of D. F. and Susan (Burns) Tebbs, who
were pioneers of Utah, removing to that state from Missouri. They
made the journey with the original pioneer Mormon train. The father
was a prominent farmer and stock raiser of his section of Utah and
passed away in Panguitch, Utah, about 1903. His widow still survives
and resides in the old home.
James S. Tebbs pursued his education in the public schools of Utah and while still in his teens became identified with the live stock business through association with his father, and other stock interests. He was active in ranging stock through three or four states and finally, in 1901, took up his permanent abode in Bighorn county, Wyoming. There he ran both cattle and sheep for a number of years, but recently has concentrated his attention entirely upon sheep raising, and is today one of the most prominent sheep men of Bighorn county, his flocks being large, numbering several thousand head of sheep. He was one of the organizers of the Cowley State Bank in July, 1916, and is serving on its directorate. He is also one of the incorporators of the Crosby Trading Company, and a director of that organization. He is likewise a stockholder of the Cowley Gas Company, and his business affairs, important and extensive, place him with the foremost residents of his town.
In November, 1903, Mr. Tebbs was married to Miss Alice Meeks, a daughter of Atha Meeks. of Cowley. now deceased. To Mr. and Mrs. Tebbs have been born four children, Jesse M., Hazel, Cal M. and Helen. The parents are members of the Mormon church.
In politics Mr. Tebbs is a republican, thoroughly conversant with the leading questions and issues of the day and giving stalwart support to his party, yet never seeking nor desiring office as a reward for party fealty. He has preferred wisely and carefully directed and are bringing to a very substantial and well merited measure of success.