Transcribed 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.


Robert Henry Montgomery, merchant and postmaster at Oswego, is a native Tennesseean, born at Palmetto, Tenn., Jan. 23, 1876, a son of Robert S. and Susan (Dysart) Montgomery. His father was a native of South Carolina, from which state he removed in 1856 to Tennessee, where he thereafter made his home until his death, which occurred in 19O6, when seventy-six years of age. In early life he was a merchant. Later he became a prominent farmer, stock raiser and banker. The mother of Mr. Montgomery died in 1881, when he was but five years of age. The parental home was at Palmetto, Tenn., and there, under the care and training of his father, he was reared. He was sent to the public schools at Palmetto, and then to the Winchester Normal, at Winchester, Tenn., where he acquired a fair English education. At the age of twenty years Mr. Montgomery came to Kansas. For the first eighteen months after coming to this state he was a mercantile clerk at Oswego. He then became associated with a cousin in business, under the firm name of Montgomery & Company, general merchants. This firm was succeeded by the Montgomery Mercantile Company, in which corporation Mr. Montgomery is a heavy stockholder. Beginning with limited capital, he has achieved a pleasing success in business. In politics Mr. Montgomery has been rather active as a Republican, and in 1909 he sought an appointment as postmaster at Oswego, which appointment he received in April of that year, since when he has rendered acceptable services as the postmaster. Mr. Montgomery is a Knight Templar Mason, and also belongs to the Ancient Arabic Order, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Mirza Temple, at Pittsburg, Kan. In church faith he is a Presbyterian.

In 1900 Mr. Montgomery was united in marriage to Miss Eva Barnes, a most estimable lady, who was born and reared in Oswego. Mr. and Mrs. Montgomery have two daughters—Alice and Frances.

Pages 927-928 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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