George McGill, one of the representative lawyers of the younger generation in Wichita, is now very ably and acceptably filling the office of county attorney of Sedgwick county. Mr. McGill has spent practically all of his life in Kansas, having accompanied his parents to the state in 1884, when but five years of age. The family removed to Kansas from Lucas county, Iowa, where George McGill was born on a farm Feb. 12, 1879. His father, Tobias McGill, a farmer by occupation, was born in Indiana April 18, 1837, and now resides at Great Bend, Kan., where he located in 1884. He was the son of Tobias McGill, who died when Tobias, the father of George, was seven years of age. Tobias McGill, the grandfather, was born in Ireland. The mother of George McGill was a Miss Farilla Youtsey before her marriage, a daughter of Peter and Mary (Sweeney) Youtsey, who removed to Iowa from Indiana. She died in 1900, aged sixty-one years. Tobias and Farilla (Youtsey) McGill were the parents of nine children, six sons and three daughters. Those living are: George McGill of this review; Hilas Newton McGill, Mrs. Mary Etta Harris, Mrs. Lottie Mosbarger, Elva Edith McGill, of Great Bend, Kan., and Crandon O. McGill, a lawyer at Olympia, Wash.
George McGill was reared on a farm in Barton county, Kan., and was educated in a country school and at the Central Normal School at Great Bend, attending the latter for four years. After graduating from the normal school in 1900 Mr. McGill began reading law in the office of D. A. Banta, of Great Bend, and by careful and diligent study was prepared for his admission to the bar, which took place in June, 1902. He has engaged in the practice of law in Wichita since May, 1904, and his untiring industry, his legal acquirements and his skill as an advocate have gradually attracted attention and gained him a representative clientage in his chosen field of endeavor. In politics he is a Democrat. He served as deputy county attorney of Sedgwick county from January, 1907, to January, 1911. In the fall of 1910 he was elected to the office of county attorney on the Democratic ticket, overcoming a Republican majority of about 700. He is now serving in that office. He is the senior member of McGill, Blood & McCormick, one of the successful legal firms of the city. He is a member of the Sedgwick County Bar Association and has been admitted to practice in all state and Federal courts. Fraternally he is a member of the Masonic order, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and the Knights of Pythias. He is also a member of the Wichita Chamber of Commerce. On Dec. 15, 1910, Mr. McGill was united in marriage to Miss Isabel Catherine Fletcher, the daughter of Mrs. Catherine Fletcher, of Ellsworth, Kan., and a native of Ireland.[Hand written note in margin: "Elected U S Senator Nov. 1930."]Pages 1101-1102 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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