Transcribed 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 LM467. It is a single volume 3.


Delmar P. Northrup, a prominent member of a well-known Allen county family, was born in Iola, Kans., July 20, 1867. He is a son of Levi Lee Northrup, a sketch of whom appears in this volume. Delmar P. Northrup was reared in his native town and educated in the public schools and Eastman's Business College, Poughkeepsie, N. Y. He began his business career as a clerk in the store of his brother, O. P. Northrup, at Iola, and remained in that capacity until his brother's death in 1892, when he, with his brothers, Lewis L. and Frank A., succeeded to the business, under the firm name of Northrup Brothers, and after the death of their father, they also conducted the Northrup Lumber Company, and various other enterprises, including the Iola Brick Company which were controlled by the Northrup estate. When gas was developed in the Iola district in commercial quantities, the Northrup Brothers controlled several large producing wells, and they were among the most influential local capitalists, in promoting the industrial development of Iola. They gave liberally to smelters and other industrial institutions to induce them to locate at Iola and vicinity. They were also interested in the development of Gas City, and were instrumental in locating the Cherokee Lanyon Company, The Prime Western Company, and The McRay-Daily Company, all of which were later consolidated into The Prime Western Company, which is still operating. They were also interested in the Iola Portland Cement Company, and later took part in the organization of The United Kansas Portland Cement Company, of which Lewis L. Northrup is now president. Delmar P. Northrup was united in marriage October 9, 1889, with Miss Dorcia A. Young, a daughter of J. R. and Frances B. Young, of Iola. Mrs. Northrup was born and reared in Allen county, and is a graduate of the Iola High School. To Mr. and Mrs. Northrup have been born three children: Gladys Y., married H. H. Howard, a druggist of Iola, Kans., and they have one child, Elizabeth; Lewis O., and Lillian V. Mr. Northrup takes a commendable interest in public affairs, and has been a member of the Iola School Board several years. He is a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and served as Exalted Ruler in 1912-13.

Page 164 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 LM467. It is a single volume 3.

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VOLUME I

TITLE PAGE / LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
INTRODUCTION

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J | K | L | Mc | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

VOLUME III

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEXES

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z


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