A.W. RYNEARSON. – Mr. Rynearson, one of the most substantial fruit-growers of the Grande Ronde, was born in Pennsylvania in 1830. He received an academic education at McEwansville academy, and at the age of eighteen sought a business field at La Porte, Indiana.
In 1852 he made the journey across the plains to Oregon, living first at Butteville, in Marion county. Ten years later he sought a new location, selecting the Grande Ronde as the most eligible point, and locating near La Grande. He has brought his farm to high cultivation, having an orchard of eight hundred trees, with small fruit likewise. He has successfully cultivated hops for three years.
In 1868 he was married to Miss Mollie M. Sharp of La Porte, Indiana; and they have a family of three girls. In public affairs Mr. Rynearson has a well-recognized position of clerk of Oro Dell School District. During the Union trouble of 1856, he was in the Rogue river valley, and did his part to restore order.