On June 5, 1858, a young man named Thomas Paine was appointed to the post of notary public in the town of Coeur D’Alenes, Alaska.
He would later become the first American to be elected to the U.S. Senate.
He was also the first to receive the Medal of Honor, and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross in 1865.
The Notary is responsible for keeping track of the lives of the citizens of Alaska, and is also responsible for making sure the official seal of the state is displayed on official documents.
It’s a job he loves and believes in.
His wife, Alice, is an accomplished lawyer, and their three daughters live in a home they’ve bought on the outskirts of Coe’s City.
They’ve worked in this town for almost 100 years, and it’s been their family’s primary residence for most of that time.
“I don’t know of any other place where I’ve worked,” said Alice Paine, “and it’s always been our home.”
The Paine family has owned the building where the house is located for generations, and they’ve lived in this building for almost a century.
Their family is a part of a long line of the American aristocracy that have moved from the West to the East, from England to Germany, and now to Alaska.
Before being appointed to office, Thomas Panereso was a clerk in the First Presidency of the LDS Church, a position he held for three years before becoming a notary.
His father was a Presbyterian minister in the Church’s Westward Mission, and he had spent time with his grandfathers in England.
When Thomas Penereso got to the city, his mother told him he would be able to work in the notary’s offices as soon as he arrived, but she knew that he would need some time to get accustomed to the new job.
Thomas Padereso, a member of the Mormon Church for over 100 years.
His parents moved to Coeur de’Alena in 1889.
Thomas grew up with his grandparents, his brother, his uncle, and a sister in Coe’e’en, Alaska, where he spent summers working at a dairy farm and summers at the local fishing village.
“We’ve always been very close, and that was probably my best childhood memory, was that my grandparents worked on the farm and my uncle was a fisherman,” Thomas Pinereso recalled.
“They’d go fishing and I’d go riding my bike.
I remember the whole experience as being very, very, fun.”
His childhood was not a happy one.
His family was poor and his father worked long hours in the dairy fields, making him feel like a failure.
“My dad was a very hard working man, and the only reason I worked at the dairy farm was because he didn’t pay me enough to get a milk truck,” Thomas recalled.
Thomas, then 12, was working in the fields and on the docks when he noticed that he wasn’t getting paid enough.
“He was very upset,” Thomas said.
He and his mother decided to move to Coe’te’ena, and in 1892, Thomas moved with his family to a small town called Bodega.
Bodegas name comes from the nearby town of Bodegas, and this was where his family began to make their way into the local community.
It wasn’t until he was in college that he realized he wanted to become a lawyer.
He applied to law school in Coo’en and started the first year, which he remembers with tears in his eyes.
He graduated with a 2.4 GPA, and took his first day of class in the morning, on June 9, 1894.
He began his law school career as a first-year law student.
“It was my first day in law school, and I was in the front row,” Thomas remembered.
“Everybody was standing in the aisle, and everybody was smiling and talking and just really enjoying themselves.
The first day I saw the sun and I just wanted to take a picture and cry.
“So I started the next year at the law school. “
After my first year I decided to pursue my dream of becoming a lawyer,” Thomas continued.
“So I started the next year at the law school.
That’s how I started.
I went to the bar, and after about two years, I decided that I was going to take my dream a step further.
So I went and worked at a law firm in Washington, D.C., and it was at that firm that I met my wife, Elizabeth, and our son, Tom.”
Thomas Parereso in the courtroom in Coog’e, Alaska in 1897.
His first year as a lawyer was an amazing one.
He earned a 1.5