Grant Lippincott, of Pawnee Rock, editor and proprietor of the "Pawnee Rock Herald" and of the "Albert Star," is a young man and native Kansan of enterprise, energy and ability who has entered actively into a professional and business career and is demonstrating that opportunities for successs in Kansas did not pass with the pioneer days. He was born Feb. 7, 1884, at Lancaster, Atchison county, Kansas, to which place his parents, James H. and Mary E. (Bowkett) Lippincott, removed from New Jersey in 1869. Both the father and mother were natives of New Jersey, where the former was born March 4, 1842, and the latter on Jan. 10, 1848. They were married in the state of their nativity in 1865 and became the parents of eight children: Mrs. Julia Creeley, who now resides in New Jersey; Mrs. Ella M. Manshardt, now of Topeka; Elizabeth, Sarah and Benjamin, all of whom died in infancy; Eugene B., born May 4, 1881, who resides in Wichita, Kan.; Ledyard, born July 26, 1877, now a resident of Topeka; and Grant. James H. Lippincott, the father, was a blacksmith by trade and followed that occupation at Lancaster for some time, but later opened a general store there which he conducted eighteen years, or until burned out in 1893. At that time he was also postmaster at Lancaster. He then removed to Oklahoma, where the wife and mother died on June 11, 1907, near Perry. She was a consistent member of the Baptist church. The father now resides at Murray, Ky., is a Republican in politics, and affiliates fraternally with the Masonic order. He is a veteran of the Civil war, in which he served as a member of a New Jersey regiment.
Grant Lippincott received his education in the public schools and in 1901 entered the office of the "News" at Hutchinson to learn the printer's trade. In 1904 he established at Pawnee Rock the "Herald," which he continues to own and publish, together with the "Star," which he established at Albert in 1910. It was largely through the efforts of Mr. Lippincott, who started the movement to preserve the historic landmark of Pawnee Rock, mention of which appears elsewhere in this work, that its purchase was made by the Woman's Kansas Day Club and it was taken over for preservation.
On Sept. 2, 1908, Mr. Lippincott was married to Miss Myrtle L. Woelk, who was born April 8, 1885, on a farm seven miles southeast of Pawnee Rock. Her parents, William and Alinda Woelk, are both natives of Germany and are pioneer farmer residents of Pawnee county; they have three daughters and three sons, all born in Kansas. Mr. and Mrs. Lippincott have twin sons, Virgil Alvus and Wilber Alfred, born Aug. 25, 1910. Mr. Lippincott takes a prominent and active part in the public life of his community. He is now a member of the Pawnee Rock city council and has served as city clerk five years and as justice of the peace two years. Fraternally he is a member of the Masonic order, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and the Knights of Pythias.Pages 462-463 from volume III, part 1 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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