Samuel C. Lobaugh, who for twelve years served as postmaster of Harper, is one of the successful men of Harper county. He is a native of the Keystone State, born on a farm in Clarion county, November 29, 1859, a son of David B. and Margaret (Miller) Lobaugh, both natives of Pennsylvania, where the father was a successful farmer, following that vocation throughout life, he died in 1858, at the age of forty-four. The mother passed away in 1878. They were the parents of ten children, five of whom are now living: John T., retired, Rimersburg, Pa.; Hannah R., the wife of Silas Murray, Callensburg, Pa.; Benjamin D., farmer, Farmington, Ohio; Samuel C., whose name introduces this sketch; Joseph M., a live stock commission man and president of the Blue Island State Bank, Chicago, Ills., and Sarah, Candass, Elizabeth, Olive and William, the latter five all deceased. Samuel C. Lobaugh received his education in the public schools of Pennsylvania, and Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pa., where he was graduated in the class of 1882, with the degree of Bachelor of Art. The following year he came to Kansas, locating at Harper, where he engaged in the real estate and loan business. He was successful in his business operations, and acquired considerable land in Harper county, and now owns one of the best improved farms in the county, which is located near Harper, and he also owns valuable farm lands in Sumner county, Kansas, and Texas. He has always been an active Republican, and served as chairman of the county central committee, and has been a delegate to several State and county conventions. He was appointed postmaster of Harper, by President McKinley, July 2, 1901, and reappointed by President Roosevelt, June 22, 1906, and by President Taft, June 2, 1910. He resigned the position May 1, 1914. Mr. Lobaugh was married, September 12, 1883, at Clarion, Pa., to Miss Belle D., daughter of Thomas H. and Jane (Wilson) Elliott, both natives of Pennsylvania. She was born at Clarion, Pa., July 2, 1860. Her father was born in Pennsylvania, January 11, 1809, died June 13, 1888, and her mother was born in the same State, February 13, 1813, and died May 16, 1894. Mr. and Mrs. Lobaugh came to Kansas immediately after their marriage, in fact, the journey was their wedding tour. They have one child, Paul Mateer, born at Harper, October 12, 1888. He graduated from the Harper High School, class of 1906, and entered the Kansas University at Lawrence, graduating from there in the class of 1910, with the degree of Bachelor of Art. He is now engaged in the banking business at Harper. Mr. Lobaugh is a Knights Templar Mason.Pages 172-173 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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