|W. W. JEFFERS.|
W. W. Jeffers, one of the progressive and leading young
business men of Moorcroft, is extensively engaged in dealing in
lumber and builders' supplies, having built up the largest enterprise
of the kind in the northeastern part of Wyoming. His birth occurred
in Columbus, Nebraska, on the 10th of August, 1896, his parents being
Floy B. and Ella (Dressback) Jeffers, both of whom were natives of
Iowa. Their marriage, however, was celebrated in Nebraska, to which
state they had removed with their respective parents. The mother
passed away in Nebraska in 1904, and six years later, in 1910, F. B.
Jeffers came to Wyoming, filing on a homestead in Campbell county,
on which he has resided continuously to the present time.
W. W. Jeffers attended the public schools in the acquirement of an education and was thirteen years of age when he came to this state with his father. Later he apprenticed himself to the carpenter's trade and directed his efforts and attention along the lines of carpentering and building until the spring of 1917, when he established a lumber business in Moorcroft. Since that time he has developed the most extensive enterprise of the character in the northeastern part of the state, having the largest yards in his part of Wyoming. His success is the direct and merited reward of indefatigable energy and sound judgment and has placed him with the substantial and representative young business men of the community.
Politically Mr. Jeffers is independent, supporting men and measures rather than party. His aid and influence can ever be counted upon to further plans and movements for the welfare of his home city, and he is alive to every opportunity for individual and community advancement. He is popular in both business and social circles of Moorcroft and the prosperity which he has already achieved augurs well for the coming years.