Biography of George Kingdon
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GEORGE KINGDON, who has recently severed his connections in Globe to accept a position as general superintendent of the Cananea Consolidated Copper Company, at Cananea, Sonora, has been associated with mining development in Arizona for many years. From 1907 until his recent resignation he has been superintendent of the United Globe Mines, assistant superintendent of the Old Dominion Mining & Smelting Company, and superintendent of the Old Dominion Mine. He was born in Devonshire, England, in 1867, came to America with an older brother when but a boy, and for several years worked in various positions in the East. Mr. Kingdom, although not continuously a resident of Globe since he first came to Arizona in 1883, has been identified with mining operations in this district for twenty five years, in the employ of the Old Dominion and United Globe Copper Companies. In 1883, when the importance of discovery of copper at Bisbee had become generally known Mr. Kingdon came to Arizona and for three years divided his time between Bisbee and Tombstone. He came to Globe in 1886 and was in the employ of the Old Dominion and Phelps Dodge interests until 1898, when he went to Hanover, near Silver City, N. M., where the Phelps Dodge Company had undertaken the development of a copper property. He remained there until 1900 when he was transferred to Picacho, Sonora, to operate a gold mine owned by the same company, and from which he shipped eight cars of ore that netted the company $135,000. In 1901 he went to Nacozari and took charge of the development of the Moctezuma mine, where he remained until called back to Globe to direct the mine work for the Old Dominion and United Globe Companies. He has been there ever since and has been eminently successful in the development of both properties. Mr. Kingdon was united in marriage with Miss Maude Kenyon, a descendant of one of the pioneer families of the Southwest, her father, Charles Kenyon, being one of the best known figures of the pioneer days of Arizona. Mr. and Mrs. Kingdon have just returned from an extensive European trip. Both are well known in the social and fraternal life of the state. Mr. Kingdon is a Mason, while Mrs. Kingdon holds an important position in the Eastern Star. Throughout the Southwest, and especially in Northern Mexico, George Kingdon is known as a capable and successful mining man, and he carries with him in his new field of effort the best wishes of his many friends.

From:
Who's Who in Arizona
Vol 1
Compiled and Published by Jo Conners
Press of The Arizona Daily Star
Tucson, Arizona 1913


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