J.G. Dawes first appeared in Pine River around the end of 1898 or early 1899. He was a flour salesman and had come to Pine River to make a deal with George Barclay.
Jefferson G. Dawes would make a big impact on Pine River. At the request of Grace, George’s daughter, he was going to be involved in the Grand Jury proceedings for George’s death. He would be the major of Pine River and he would marry Amarilla.
J.G. was born on 7 March 1847 in New York. Tracking him from that date to 1898 reveals nothing in the Minnesota census nor the U.S. Federal. Single men are hard to trace. His parents were James Daws and Mary Ann [Sooderhaus]. I will share more about J.G. in a future post.
Looking at his photograph, I think that J.G. must have been the kind of person that you would notice.