ISADORE L. POUJADE – This prominent citizen and leading stockman of Harney county
is one of the men who deserves to be accorded space in the history of the county
because of his worth, because of his uprightness, integrity and probity, and because
of the excellent work that he has accomplished in the upbuilding and progress of
Mr. Poujade was born in Marion county, Oregon, on December 8, 1857, being the son
of Andrew and Matilda (Clinger) Poujade. At the age of fifteen he went to Jackson
county with his parents, with whom he resided until 1880. He gained his education
in these places and also a wealth of excellent training in the practical walks of
life and in raising stock and in farming. In 1880 he came to Harney valley and engaged
as foreman for Todhunter & Devine. Six years were spent in this responsible position,
and then he engaged in partnership with Charles W. Jones, in the stock business.
They purchased what is known as the Cow creek ranch. This estate consists of eight
hundred acres of fine meadow land, six miles east from Harney, and is improved with
a fine dwelling of twelve rooms, good shop, barns, corralls, fences and all implements
for handling a first-class stock and hay ranch. After the death of Mr. Jones Mr.
Poujade purchased all the stock, but owns the ranch in partnership with Mrs. Jones,
the widow of his late partner. Mr. Poujade is one of the prosperous stockmen of
the county, and has demonstrated his ability to so conduct the affairs of business
that a crowning success is his to enjoy.
On May 20, 1888, Mr. Poujade married Miss Jane Miller, and to them have been born
five children: Lulu Ivy, Verna Lee, Mary Matilda, Floy Willina and Amy Girtrude.
Mr. Poujade stands well among his fellow, has earned the prestige that he enjoys
and Harney county is favored to have domiciled within her borders such men of talent,
integrity and faithfulness.
Transcriber’s Note: The word “corrals” is misspelled in the original text, thus
it is misspelled in the above transcription.
Transcribed from Pages 661-662 of Harney County Biographies from “An
Illustrated History of Baker, Grant, Malheur and Harney Counties with a brief outline
of the early history of the State of Oregon”, Published 1902 by Western Historical