The Infamous Black Bird Southern Oregon History, Revised


    This well-known pioneer to our state was born at Peterboro, New York, June 21, 1829. In 1839, with his parents, he removed to Iowa, where he grew to manhood on a farm. In 1852 he crossed the plains, locating in Southern Oregon, engaging in farming and mining for about ten years, when he began merchandising in Uniontown, Jackson County. This avocation, as well as dealing largely in mines and mining properties, he conducted until 1892, when he retired from active business with ample means for future wants and removed to Jacksonville. In 1885 he represented Jackson County in the lower house during the regular and special sessions of that year, and in 1891-93 as state senator. In 1900 he was again elected senator from the same county. Since his making Jacksonville his home he has served many terms as councilman. He has always been deeply interested in the public school system and encourages all endeavors tending to upbuild that important adjunct to any community's progress. Politically he is a Republican.
    He was united in marriage on March 3, 1892, with Mrs. Mary Krouse, the fruits of the union being one son, a bright and promising lad who has been one of the pages of the senate during the present session.
    Mr. Cameron is in no sense a politician, his address, conservative views and fine business qualifications being the cause of his preferment as a servant of the people. The office in his case ever sought the man.
Oregon Native Son, March 1901, page 472

Last revised May 27, 2016