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Submitted by Elizabeth Burns, Aug 2002

History of Arizona, 1896

George McFall is a product of Missouri, born in Gentry County,
April 17, 1861, the son of John and Martha (Sylvia) McFall, natives of Kentucky and Missouri and of Scotch and German origin respectively.  The father was a most successful stockman and farmer and on the home place young George grew to sturdy manhood, assisting in tilling the soil and in stock raising until twenty one years old. He then went to Emporia, Kansas; was engaged in shipping and stock raising for five years, but during that time made several trips to Texas and Indian Territory.  Later he carried on business at Emporia and Dodge City, met with unusual success and in 1887 went to Colorado, where he was in business at La Junta and Pueblo. He is still engaged in the stock business and is also interested in mines in Colorado, and is engaged in shipping from the above mentioned places. 

In the month of October 1888, Mr. McFall came to Dragoon Summit, north from Tombstone and brought about two hundred and fifty head of cattle.  Leaving the cattle at that point he came to Phoenix and engaged in farming, contracting and stock raising. In the year 1894 he began mining as a business though, and is now giving almost his entire time and attention to it.

He was married near Independence in 1881 to Miss Mary E. Polsgrove, of St. Joe, Missouri and they have five children--John S., George D., Harry E., Leland E. and Gillian L.E. 

Mr. McFall resides in Phoenix and carries on his mining operations in Yavapai and Pima Counties.

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