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Utah Biographies ~ Jacking to Joseph

Jacking, Daniel C.

The position occupied in the mining world by Mr. D. C. Jackling is unique, not only for the rather brief period of time in which it has been attained, but because in some respects it stands singularly alone. Most noted mining men of the day owe recognition to their ability in determining the existence and value of ore bodies and their relation to mineralogical and geographical conditions. Mr. Jackling's pre-eminence is due to his work in making commercially profitable bodies of ore that at large would be deemed almost worthless. In fact his success in this respect has been so stupendous as to make the works directed by him unrivalled in their kind. It may be said that the Utah Copper Company, because of Mr. Jackling's metallurgical knowledge, covering the widest and most practical grasp of the subject, was really the pioneer in making commercially profitable the handling of large bodies of copper ore of such low grade as had previously been looked upon as almost waste. From a three hundred ton mill which he erected for experimental purposes, one now handling eight hundred tons is in operation in Bingham Canyon, and another one with a capacity of seven thousand tons daily is running at Garfield, in this county also. When the small quantity of copper in the ore is considered, the vast tonnage of copper produced is little less than marvelous.

Of the Utah Copper Company Mr. Jackling is vice-president and general manager, as well as being chairman of its executive committee. He holds a like position with the Ray Consolidated Copper Company. The mines of the Ray Consolidated Company, situated at Kelvin, Arizona, are not unlike, in the ores they carry, those of the Utah Copper Company, being low grade. The difficulty, however, has been the distance from railroad transportation. Having knowledge of Mr. Jackling's work in connection with the ores of the Utah Copper Mines, and recognizing their similarity to those of the Ray Consolidated Mines, the owners of the latter property naturally turned to Mr. Jackling for his services in its development. That work is now in progress, with the promise of results no less remarkable (not alone in the profits to be made, but in the magnitude of the production) than those of the Utah Copper Company.

Mr. Jackling was born near Appleton City, Missouri, in 1869. He is a son of Daniel Jackling, a successful merchant, and Lydia Jane Dunn. He was educated in the University of Missouri and the Missouri School of Mines, and came to Utah from Colorado in January, 1896, shortly after being married. His business activities have brought him into prominence in many directions, but naturally the remarkable success which followed his handling of the Utah Copper Company's properties has won for him a recognition that is equaled by very few men in any line. Besides his connection with the Utah Copper Company and the Ray Consolidated Copper Company, he is a director and heavy stockholder in the United States Sugar & Land Company of Garden City, Kansas, in the Salt Lake Security & Trust Company, in the Utah Fire Clay Company, and in the Garfield Banking Company. He is also a director and member of the executive committee of the Utah Hotel Company, and is vice-chairman of the Utah Commission of the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition.

While in Colorado Mr. Jackling served two years on the staff of Governor James H. Peabody. In selecting his official family recently, Governor Spry of this State appointed Mr. Jackling general inspector of target practice, with the rank of colonel. He is president of the Alta Club, the oldest and most respected club in this city, a member of the American Institute of Mining Engineers, a member of the El Paso Club of Colorado Springs, of the Commercial Club of this city, and of the Rocky Mountain Club of New York City.

In every respect Mr. Jackling is a liberal, enterprising citizen. Had the last Mining Congress, held in Pittsburg in 1908, given to Utah the headquarters for the Congress, Mr. Jackling was pledged to raise $50,000 toward the construction of the Mining Temple therefor.

Mr. Jackling is a man of broad views and is mentally equipped far beyond the average. He has a truly remarkable grasp of subjects (not confined to his special line) in their relation to the interests of mankind generally. It is difficult to imagine a vocation in life, or a calling, in which Mr. Jackling, with his intellectual force, would not be eminently successful. In this respect he is distinguished from most notables, who are capable of doing only one thing very well. Upon whatever subject the force of his mind is turned, a clarity of vision is developed and a direction of energy that assure successful results.

Mr. Jackling is a young man, and may well be recognized and reckoned with as one of the potent forces of our growing State, if not of the nation. With Mrs. Jackling he resides in a commodious home at No. 731 East Brigham Street. They have no children.

Jacabson, Alford O.

Of the numerous young men which Salt Lake has given to the world, as leaders in the sphere of finance and business, none is better known than Alford O. Jacobson. Born in Salt Lake City in 1871, he has, perhaps, of all others engaged in the mining industry, the proud right of saying that he knows it from the bottom of the shaft to the gallows frame, with all its allied branches.

Mr. Jacobson received his early education at St. Mark's, but at the age of thirteen began working in the mines which were just then beginning to attract the attention of the world at large to Utah and its store of precious metals.

Beginning his career at this early age, he literally worked his way through all the gradations of the industry, acquiring at each step a thorough knowledge of that particular phase of the work, until he finally became qualified through the hard school of experience, as one of the best informed and experienced mining men of the country at large.

Men with properties on their hands which needed development at the hands of an expert were not slow in learning of Mr. Jacobson's abilities, and many a despondent stockholder has been raised from the depths of despair by the information that A. O. Jacobson had taken charge of the property in which he was interested.

From the moment that he entered the mines as a boy, Mr. Jacobson has never deserted the field, and, while improving and developing the properties of others, he has not been slow to acquire interests of his own in properties which he believes have a future in store for them. For twelve years he has been identified with a number of propositions in the Tintic District, while at the same time he has been the superintendent of the Columbus Consolidated, at Alta. This mine now has a well-equipped plant, but when Mr. Jacobson took charge, it fell to his lot to set up and run the compressors and sharpen his own drills. This he did until ore was reached, and this unflagging zeal in the service of others is perhaps the real secret of his success. At the present time he is not only superintendent of the Columbus Consolidated, but of the Columbus Extension, and is a director of the South Columbus.

Mr. Jacobson has served as a justice of the peace in the Alta District with energy and efficiency. Although not college-bred, he is an educated man of marked intelligence and well abreast of the times. A man of honesty and integrity of purpose, he is one of Utah's most useful citizens.

Jacobson, Tony

Columbus Consolidated Mining Company

Many years ago the Little Cottonwood mining district of Utah, better known as Alta, was one of the most generous ore-producing sections of the West. The little camp lay hidden in precipitous mountains, and it was this fact that killed the camp for a great many years after a record of splendid merit. Snow slides cleaned the town out completely, killing scores of people, and the desertion of the camp was complete.

In 1902, Tony Jacobson, a practical miner, prospected Alta thoroughly, and he discovered mineral in such quantity that he determined to rejuvenate the camp, snow slides or no snow slides. In April, 1902, he organized the Columbus Consolidated Mining Company, interesting some of the strongest banking talent of Salt Lake City in the company.

The property necessarily was developed by means of tunnels, and the main tunnel has given a great vertical depth on the resources. The ores occur on the upper levels as lead-silver carbonates, and at depth these have given way to the sulphides, while considerable gold and copper values have entered the ores.

During 1907 the company began paying dividends, distributing a total of $212,623.50 until a great fault threw the resources into the un-probed heart of the mountains. Since that time the management has been engaged in developing still deeper into the hills, fighting against great odds incident to an abundance of water on the lower levels and the distance from railroad transportation. Early in 1909 the elusive remainder of the known ore bodies were discovered, 400 feet below the main tunnel, and since that time the company has been a regular contributor of ores to the Salt Lake smelters. Dividends will in all probability be resumed during 1909.

The story of the Columbus Consolidated Company illustrates the way in which man will fight the elements to gain success. Mr. Jacob-son has had to contend against bad camp history, yearly snow slides, steep mountain roads, which prevent ore hauling during the winter months, and many other difficulties which would have discouraged a less persevering man. His efforts have succeeded in reviving the district, and Alta today is looked upon as one of Utah's big camps. Mr. Jacobson is general manager of the company. The officials are: Chas. A. Walker, president; B. F. Chynoweth, vice-president; S. A. Whitney, secretary and treasurer. Tony Jacobson and Louis A. Jeffs complete the Board of Directors. The property is one of the most thoroughly equipped in the State, having its own milling plant at the tunnel mouth to treat the ores not rich enough to ship without preliminary treatment.

Jensen, Wiggo F.

One of the most experienced creamery men and a recognized authority on everything pertaining to dairying in the world is the subject of this sketch. Mr. Jensen is a native of Germany, and was born at Osterlinnet, Schleswig, November 28, 1871. He is a son of Jacob Jensen, who was of Danish ancestry, and Marie Vieland Jensen. The elder Jensen was a farmer, and also conducted a creamery. Young Jensen decided to follow that vocation, and has risen to become one of the leading creamery men in the country.

Wiggo F. Jensen was educated in the Skebelund College, Wejen, Denmark, graduating in 1888. He then went back to his father's creamery, where he remained until 1891. He then went to Denver, where he engaged in the produce commission business until 1893. He then went to Superior, Nebraska, and took charge of a creamery where he remained till 1895, going to Beloit, Kansas, where he remained for five years, starting the Jensen Creamery Company. In the spring of 1900 Mr. Jensen went to Topeka, Kansas, where he became vice-president of the Continental Creamery Company, and later assumed the presidency of the company, it being the largest creamery in the world. During Mr. Jensen's residence in Topeka, Kansas, he, with his brother, formed the Jensen Manufacturing Company, manufacturers of dairy machinery, and the leading firm of the kind in the United States. Mr. Jensen remained in Topeka until the spring of 1908, when he removed to Salt Lake City, and incorporated the Jensen Creamery Company, with the following officers: W. F. Jensen, president; I. N. Parker, vice-president; A. P. Henningsen, secretary and treasurer; with branches at Pocatello, Idaho, the average output of both places being 3,000,000 pounds of butter per annum, with a capacity doubling that amount. The entire product, including cream, eggs, cheese, and poultry, is purchased from the farmers of Utah and Idaho. It will be seen, therefore, that the Jensen Creamery Company is an important element in the development of our resources and industries. The business of the creamery extends throughout the entire inter-mountain country, and to California, Oregon and Washington. The company gives employment to nearly two hundred men, and does a business of over a million dollars a year.

Mr. Jensen was married June 24, 1901, to Matilda R. Brandt, of Kansas, and they have one son, Ethelbert W. Jensen. Mr. Jensen is president of the Jensen Creamery Company of Utah and Idaho, secretary and treasurer of the Reno Creamery Company of Nevada, director of the Jensen Manufacturing Company of Topeka, Kansas, and a director in the Western Printing and Publishing Company of Topeka.

Mr. Jensen is a member of the Commercial Club of Salt Lake City, and of the Commercial Club of Topeka, and was its president at one time. He is also a member of the B. P. 0. E., the Odd Fellows, the Masonic Fraternity, and the Saturday Night Club of Topeka, Kansas. He resides at 1203 Third Avenue, Salt Lake City.

Joseph, Harry S.

One of the best-known mining men in Utah, and in fact in the entire inter-mountain region, is Harry Sheridan Joseph, who first saw the light of day in Cincinnati, Ohio, June 14, 1866. His father was Solomon Joseph, a well-known merchant of Cincinnati, and his mother Augusta Bamberger Joseph. The young man received his earlier education in the public schools of his native State, and later attended and graduated from the University of Cincinnati, with degree of civil engineer. Energetic, industrious and quick to learn, the young man gave early promise of a successful career.

At a comparatively early age, he decided upon the West as a field for future endeavor, and in 1887 he settled upon Utah, arriving in Salt Lake on June 10th of that year. On February 21, 1894, he was married and since has occupied a handsome residence where he frequently keeps open house for his friends at No. 80 H Street. Up to 1893 Mr. Joseph was associated with Simon Bamberger as chief engineer of the railroad and other enterprises.

Mr. Joseph has since been actively engaged in mining, but his versatile train-ing and wide knowledge of men and events soon led him into public life, which held for him always a remarkable attraction. He has held the position of county surveyor of Salt Lake County and also of Davis County, has served two terms in the Utah legislature, the last of which was concluded in 1907 with Mr. Joseph as speaker of the lower house. For some time past he also has been president of the State Industrial School Board and for a number of years past has been actively connected with the Salt Lake Stock and Mining Exchange, as well as being a member of the Elks Club, the Commercial Club and the recently formed Ohio Society, in the last of which he is recognized as one of the moving spirits.

In the mining world Mr. Joseph holds an enviable position for his numerous signal successes in the face of difficulties which might well have daunted a hardier spirit, among them being the Carisa, Lower Mammoth and Beck Tunnel of the Tintic District. Notable among the companies in which he is interested is the Silver Shield Mining and Milling Company, a property which is regarded as having one of the most promising futures of any mine in Bingham. Located just south of the great United States Mine, the same geological conditions which obtain in that well-known producer are also apparent in the Silver Shield. Mr. Joseph is heavily interested in a number of Park -City properties, as well as in the Tintic District and Bingham, in addition to controlling a number of valuable interests in the Yerington and Goldfield districts of Nevada.

Up to now Mr. Joseph's efforts have been attended with marked success, but there are those among his friends who do not hesitate to predict for him an even greater future. Possessed of a jovial, whole-souled manner and a disposition of which generosity and public-spiritedness form the keynote, Mr. Joseph is at once a witty and a clever conversationalist and a man of experience and exceptional judgment.


Source: Sketches of the Inter-Mountain States, Utah, Idaho and Nevada, Published by The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1909 



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