George K. Janes, M. D., is a successful physician of Williamsburg, Kan., where he has been engaged in professional services since 1884. He was born in Missouri March 11, 1860, and is the son of George W. and Mary E. (See) Janes, natives respectively of Kentucky and Virginia. George W. Janes came to Missouri with his parents in 1852, when he was ten years old. They first settled at Palmyra. He learned the trade of wagon maker and engaged in the manufacture of wagons at Hunnewell where he continued to reside until 1882, when he removed to Pilot Grove where he died in 1906. Both parents were worthy members of the Methodist church. John, father of George W. and grandfather of Dr. Janes, was a native of Kentucky and a pioneer of that state, but in 1852 he moved to Missouri where he lived until his death. Mary E. (See) Janes was a daughter of George W. See, who removed from Virginia to Monroe county, Missouri, in an early day and spent the remainder of his life there.
Dr. Janes received his literary education in the common schools of Missouri and in a private school at Pilot Grove, that state, the latter school conducted by the Johnson family. Having decided to enter the profession of medicine, he began his preparation by reading two years under Dr. E. C. Davis of Hunnewell, Mo., which study was supplemented by a course at the Missouri Medical College at St. Louis, from which he graduated in 1884. On his birthday of that year he began his practice in Williamsburg, where for the past twenty-six years but three days have passed without a call, and he now has a large remunerative practice. Besides his professional business, he is a stockholder and director of the Williamsburg State Bank and owns a fine farm near Williamsburg. He is interested in all affairs touching the public welfare and lends his aid in every way possible. He served a number of years as a member of the school board and is at present a councilman. Politically he gives his allegiance to the Democratic party.
On Feb. 22, 1888, Dr. Janes was united in marriage to Jennie McConnell, daughter of John W. McConnell, a native of Ohio who moved to Kansas in 1852 and settled near Topeka where he engaged in farming but he now lives near Williamsburg. Dr. and Mrs. Janes have three children: Helen M., who graduated from the University of Kansas in 1909; Warren Knowlton and Jeanice, both attending school in Williamsburg
Fraternally Dr. Janes is prominently identified with the Masonic order, having been master three terms, with the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, The Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Knights and Ladies of Security, being presiding officer in the last named order at the present time. Both Dr. and Mrs. Janes are church members. He was baptized in the Episcopalian church and she is a Presbyterian.Pages 1038-1039 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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