Transcribed from a supplemental volume of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed October 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM196. It is a single volume 3.


Llewellyn W. Babcock, is a native of Michigan. He was born in Van Buren county, December 17, 1867, and is a son of John N. and Mary Jane (Hess) Babcock, the former a native of New York, born February 25, 1828, and the latter of Pennsylvania, born March 25, 1837. The family removed to Michigan at an early day, and the father followed farming there until 1880, when he came to Kansas, and took up government land, two miles northwest of Harper. Here he continued his vocation, as a farmer and prospered for seventeen years, when he sold out, and returned to his former Michigan home, and for ten years was engaged in fruit raising, when he returned to Kansas, where he died, October 20, 1908. He was a member of the Presbyterian church, and a devout Christian, and lived an exemplary life. Llewellyn W. Babcock is one of a family of ten children: William Emerson; George N.; Cora, deceased; Frank Henry; Fred Allen; Llewellyn W., the subject of this sketch; Irving and Irwin, (twins), died in infancy; Ona E., deceased, and Jessie, deceased. Llewellyn W. Babcock came to Kansas with his parents, at the age of twelve, and after attending the public schools, took a four years course in Harper College. He then farmed, on rented land, until he was thirty years of age, when he bought a farm, two miles north of Harper, where he now owns over 300 acres of the finest land to be found in Harper county. It is well improved, with all modern buildings. In connection with general farming, he makes a specialty of Holstein cattle, and has been very successful in this line of endeavor. Mr. Babcock was married December 27, 1892 to Miss Ara Belle, daughter of J. K. and Nancy (Robinson) Thompson. Mrs. Babcock is a native of Illinois, born in Windsor county, July 30, 1871, and came to Kansas with her parents in 1884. Mr. and Mrs. Babcock have four children: Howard Nelson, born October 11, 1893; George Newton, born June 23, 1896; Bernice L., born March 1, 1898, and Oliver E., born June 1, 1900. The family are members of the Church of Christ. Mr. Babcock is one of the progressive and prosperous farmers of Southern Kansas, and one of the substantial men of Harper county.

Pages 230-231 from a supplemental volume of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed October 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM196. It is a single volume 3.

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