Biography of Albert G. Cordelle

Among the wide-awake and enterprising merchants of Weiser is Albert G. Cordelle, proprietor of the leading furniture store of the town. His entire life has been passed in the northwest, and he possesses that spirit of progress and energy which has resulted in the rapid development and upbuilding of this section of the country. He was born in Canyon City, Oregon, on the 30th of January 1866, and is a son of W. J. and Jane Cordelle, of the same state. He acquired his education in the public schools of Idaho, and was then fitted for the practical and responsible duties of life. In 1886 he entered upon his business career as a clerk in a store in Silver City, where he was employed for some time by W. F. Sommercamp with whom he came to Weiser in 1890. Forming a partnership with his former employer, they carried on business together for seven years, at the expiration of which period Mr. Cordelle sold his interest to Mr. Sommercamp and opened the furniture store which he has since conducted. He carries a full and complete line of furniture, carpets, crockery and house-furnishing goods and enjoys a large trade, which has come to him by reason of his straightforward business methods, his careful management, his moderate prices, and his earnest efforts to please his patrons.

Mr. Cordelle was married in 1890 to Miss Mary Sommercamp, a sister of his former partner, and they now have two children, Howard and Grace. In his political views Mr. Cordelle is a Democrat, but has never sought nor desired the honors or emoluments of public office. He belongs to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Knights of Pythias fraternity and occupies a leading position in business and social circles. He is still a young man, but has attained most creditable and gratifying success, and the future holds out bright prospects for him.



Illustrated History of the State of Idaho. Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company. 1899.

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