From Hawley, James Henry, 1847-1929, ed., "History of Idaho, the gem of the mountains," The S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., Chicago, 1920?, Vol. II?:
"K. E. TORRANCE.K. E. Torrance is the editor and manager of the Press Publishing Company, publishers of the American Falls Press at American Falls, Idaho.He is a native of the Pacific Northwest, his birth having occurred at Colfax, Washington, January 7, 1893.He is a son of William G. and Margaret (Kirby) Torrance, the former a native of Oregon, while the latter was born in Kansas.The father was a rancher during the greater part of his life, being identified with that interest in Washington and Idaho.He came to the latter state in 1907 and conducted a ranch in Power county until 1918, when he retired from active business and removed to Spokane, Washington, where he now makes his home.The wife and mother, however, passed away in May, 1904.
K. E. Torrance largely spent his youth at Colfax, Washington, where he pursued his education up to the seventh grade.Later he had the advantages of high school training in Spokane and he also attended the University of Washington at Seattle for three years, thus becoming well qualified by liberal educational opportunities for the responsible and important duties of life.In March, 1917, he took up his abode at American Falls and became associated with O. H. Barber of the American Falls Press.In July of that year, however, he was accepted at the officers' training camp and was with the Twentieth Infantry for four months.In January, 1918, he was transferred to the air service and continued in that branch of the service until the 8th of January, 1919, when he returned to American Falls.On the 1st of June of the same year he was made editor and manager of the Press Publishing Company, which was incorporated at that time, with Mr. Torrance as one of the stockholders and incorporators.He is a most alert and progressive young business man and is making for himself a most creditable place in business circles of the northwest.He is the owner of land which he homesteaded in Bingham county and he also has two oil leases in Texas.
On the 21st of May, 1919, Mr. Torrance was married to Miss Beatrice M. Stone and they occupy an enviable position in the social circles of the city in which they now reside.Mrs. Torrance is a member of the Catholic church.In politics Mr. Torrance is a republican and keeps well informed concerning the vital problems and questions of the day but does not seek nor desire office.He has proven his loyalty in citizenship in other ways, especially by his enlistment for service in the World war, and he is classed with those young men of progressive spirit who are working for a better country and for higher standards of Americanization."
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