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Submitted by Elizabeth Burns, Aug 2002

John B. Angius
Cochise Co. AZ
Arizona, the Youngest State, 1913

It is seldom that the news of death causes such uniform regret as was felt in Bisbee and in Cochise County when it was announced that the life record of John B. Angius was ended.
This could only be said of a man whose many good qualities and sterling worth, whose genial manner and kindly disposition had made him popular.  He was for a number of years associated with commercial interests of the city and the traits which won him success as a merchant constituted a most commendable feature of his career.  There were, however, many other elements in his life that made him worthy of the regard and goodwill of those with whom he came in contact and his life history cannot fail to be of interest to his many friends.

Mr. Angius was born in Austria in 1856 and came to America when he was twenty years of age; beginning his business career at that time.  He settled in Nevada and established himself in the grocery business in Virginia City where he remained for a number of years, winning well deserved and substantial success.  When he left there he came to Arizona and engaged in the same occupation in Tombstone where he remained until 1887 in the meantime leaving the city only once in order to return to his home in Austria where he married. 

In 1887 he sold his business in Tombstone and went to Bisbee where he engaged in the grocery business until his death, which occurred August 24, 1904. He enjoyed an extensive and representative patronage because of the straightforward business methods he pursued and the excellent line of goods which he carried. Mr. Angius would never countenance the employment of any business methods that would not bear the closest investigation and scrutiny, and he worked honorably to secure success.

Mr. Angius was married in Austria to Miss Stana Medigovich, and to their union were born five children: Dan who makes his home in Bisbee; John who is manager of his mother's interests in that city and who has entire charge of the grocery business; Danitza who lives at home and Dushan and Olga who are attending school.

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