Jesse Hatten, engaged in the real estate business in
Evanston, was born at what was then Hilliard but is now Knight.
Wyoming, November 8, 1885, a son of John W. and Susie (Stifiler)
Hatten. The father was a native of Jackson, Jackson county,
Ohio, and the mother’s birth also occurred at that place. They
became residents of Wyoming in 1877, settling first at Hilliard,
where the father had charge of the work on the flume. He went up into
the timber regions near that place and there remained until his
death, which occurred March 21, 1913, when he was seventy-two years of age. During the
period of the Civil war he was in the army as a cook. His widow is
still living and makes her home in Evanston at the age of sixty-four
years. In their family were two children, the younger being Edgar
Hatten, who now resides in Evanston and is associated with his
brother, Jesse, in business.
Through the period of his boyhood Jesse Hatten attended the country school at Hilliard until he had completed the work of the eighth grade and then entered the Western Normal College at Shenandoah, Iowa, from which he was graduated with the class of 19135. He then returned to his native state and continued cattle ranching in Uinta county being thus engaged until the autumn of 1906. At this time he removed to Evanston, Wyoming, and associated himself with M. W. Isherwood in the real estate business, with whom he continued until June, 1907, when he engaged in the real estate and insurance business on his own account. At present he is manager of The Hatten Realty Company and is handling all kinds of real estate, also insurance and loans, and is likewise engaged in the coal trade. By reason of the extent and importance of his business connections he has become one of the active and representative citizens of Evanston and is accorded a very liberal clientage.
On the 26th of August, 1909, Mr. Hatten was united in marriage to Miss Anna Lannon, a daughter of Charles A. and Mary Lannon, of Pueblo, Colorado. Mr. and Mrs. Hatten have become the parents of four children: Alice, born in Evanston in June, 1910; Marguerite, born in Pueblo, Colorado, in 1911; Jessie, born in Evanston in 1913; and Elmer, in 1916.
The religious faith of the parents is that of the Baptist church and fraternally Mr. Hatten is connected with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. His political allegiance is given to the republican party and upon its ticket he was elected to the office of representative to the state legislature, where he served during the years 1913 and 1914. He has steadily worked his way upward through the utilization of the opportunities which have come to him and by the exercise of the powers with which nature endowed him. He is a believer in Wyoming and its future, and is putting forth effective effort to advance the welfare of the state as well as promote his individual success.