Frank Woodward Emery, a prominent and successful physician of Winfield, is a native son of Kansas, born on a farm near Lawrence, April 24, 1863. The family of which he is a descendant on the paternal side is of English descent and is an old established one in New England. The parents of Dr. Emery were Charles C. and Hannah (Caldwell) Emery, the former born and reared in Maine. Charles C. Emery was among the earliest pioneers in Kansas, having come to this state in 1857, and his was the privilege and the pleasure to witness the wonderful change that was accomplished in Kansas in the more than half century that intervened between his settlement here and his death. He settled on a farm five miles west of Lawrence, where for about thirty-seven years he was engaged in agricultural pursuits, but in 1894 he retired from active cares and removed to Lawrence, the city he had helped to protect against further attack after the infamous Quantrill raid of Aug. 21, 1863. He was a Republican in politics, and in church faith and membership a Unitarian. He died in 1909, being preceded in death by his wife, in 1897. Moses Emery, grandfather of Dr. Emery, was also a native of Maine and a brother-in-law of Governor Fairfield, who held the gubernatorial chair of that state a number of years. Moses Emery was a prominent lawyer of Saco, Me., and became well known throughout the state through his political activities. He died in his native state about 1884, when eighty-seven years of age.
Dr. Frank W. Emery received his earlier education in a country school, but later attended a business college at Lawrence. After completing his business course he was employed seven years as a bookkeeper for Whitmeyer & Conley, lumber dealers of Kansas City, Mo. He then began his preparation for the medical profession by entering the University Medical College at Kansas City, Mo., in which institution he graduated in 1895. For the practice of his profession he located at Winfield, Kan., where from the first he was successful and where he now has an extensive and lucrative practice. He is local surgeon of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railway and medical examiner for a number of the leading life insurance companies. In the fall of 1903 he spent about three months in post-graduate work in the New York Post-Graduate Medical School. Dr. Emery is a Republican in politics, but though thoroughly conversant with the social and political problems of the day he takes no other than a voting interest in political affairs. He is a successful business man as well as an able physician and is the owner of large real estate interests in Kansas City, Mo.
On Oct. 27, 1897, Dr. Emery was united in marriage to Miss Jessie B., daughter of Thomas M. Jones, of Kansas City, Mo. Mr. Jones was a Kentuckian by birth but had removed to Kansas City, Mo., where he was engaged in the real estate business until killed in a railroad wreck near Pleasant Hill, Mo., about 1888. To Dr. and Mrs. Emery have been born a daughter and a son: Julia, born April 5, 1902, is now in school, and Frank A. C., born Feb. 8, 1905. Dr. Emery and his family are members of the Baptist church and he and his wife are among the most esteemed of Winfield citizens.Pages 1278-1279 from volume III, part 2 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 December 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM195. It is a two-part volume 3.
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