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Squires, Charles P. (Charles Pember), 1865-1958


Charles Pember “Pop” Squires was a prominent newspaper editor and publisher in Las Vegas, Nevada. He moved to Las Vegas with his wife Delphine Anderson Squires in 1905 and they participated in the town site’s original land auction that same year. Along with several business partners, Squires opened a bank, a hotel, and an electric company. In 1908 he purchased the Las Vegas Age, one of Las Vegas’s original newspapers. He owned and operated the paper until 1943 when the Las Vegas Review-Journal purchased the Age. The Review-Journal’s owner Frank Garside kept Squires as the paper’s editor, a job he retained until the paper was suspended in 1947. At the time of his death in 1958, Squires was working on a local history of Las Vegas. Source: Cloud, Barbara. “Charles Pember Squires,” Online Nevada Encyclopedia. March 23, 2009.