Roy A. Hoisington, editor and owner of the Enterprise "Push," at Enterprise, Kan., is a native of the Sunflower State. He was born at Great Bend November 27, 1880, and is a son of Andrew J. and Mary (Smith) Hoisington. The father was born July 7, 1848, at Quincy, Ill., and was a son of A. J. and Elizabeth (Limb) Hoisington. A. J. Hoisington was a native of New York and his wife was an English woman. She came to America with her parents at the age of seven years. Andrew J. Hoisington, the father of Roy A., removed with his parents from Quincy, Ill., to Madison county, that State, in 1859, where the father followed farming until his death. Andrew J. Hoisington was a college graduate and taught school for a short time in early life, when he bought an interest in a newspaper at Winterset, Iowa, and learned printing. He was one of the owners and editors of the Winterset "Madisonian" until 1873, when he sold his interest in that newspaper and came to Kansas, locating at Great Bend. Here he founded the Great Bend "Register," which was the first newspaper published in Barton county. He took a prominent part in the public affairs of Kansas and occupied a prominent place in State and local politics until his death. He was postmaster of Great Bend several years and was also register of the United States land office at Garden City for a number of years. The present town of Hoisington, Kan., was named in his honor.
Roy A. Hoisington, the subject of this review, was educated in the public schools of Great Bend and in early life learned the printer's trade in his father's office. In 1902 he bought the Leoti "Standard" at Leoti, Kan. This was the beginning of his journalistic career and he was editor of that paper until 1906. He was also postmaster of Leoti from 1907 until 1911. In September, 1912, he bought the Enterprise "Push" and has made many improvements in the paper and plant. He has installed a new power press and equipment, and now has an up-to-date printing plant where he also does an extensive job printing business. The "Push" is a live newspaper which has a wholesome influence within the scope of its circulation. Mr. Hoisington was married August 4, 1904, at Leoti to Hiss Margaret, daughter of James H. and Mary Riley, of Wichita county, Kansas. Mrs. Hoisington was born August 21, 1885, at Seymore, Iowa. The Riley family came to Kansas in 1886. Mr. and Mrs. Hoisington are the parents of four children: Albert James, born April 27, 1906; Verne Eugene, born June 21, 1908; Duane Wesley, born July 1, 1910, and Clyde Riley, born July 1, 1912. Mr. Hoisington is a member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons and is a Republican.Pages 538 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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