Oregon Pioneer Biographies


"Portrait and Biographical Record of the Willamette Valley - Oregon," Chapman Publishing Company, Chicago, 1903

Roswell L. Bewley

While his mother was on a visit to Salem, Marion county, Ore., Roswell L. Bewley was born, December 24, 1864, one and a half miles from Sheridan. Judging by his present success, he must have had an excellent agricultural training, his educational chances being also far above those of the average farm-reared youth, for he was permitted the advantages of the public schoools, the Forest Grove College, and the McMinnville College.

Mr. Bewley assumed charge of one of the finest ranches in this county in 1888, and on October 7, 1888, married Anna R. Young, who was born in New York state, and who has borne him twin boys, William H. and James Garfield. At the present time Mr. Bewley owns five thousand acres of land, nearly all in one body, of which one thousand acres are devoted to farming enterprises, and all under cultivation. Also, he owns a stock ranch of eight hundred acres in Polk county, and has some of the finest stock in the state. He is one of the most experienced and influential stockmen in Oregon, and one of the largest land owners. Mr. Bewley is a Republican in politics, and is fraternally connected with Sheridan Lodge No. 64, F. & A. M., of which he is a past master.


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