Frank A. Northrup, a leading business man of Allen county, and vice-president of the Northrup National Bank of Iola, is a native of Kansas. He was born at Geneva, February 11, 1861, and is a son of Levi Lee Northrup, a sketch of whom appears in this volume. When Frank A. was two years old the family removed to Iola, where he was reared and educated in the public schools. He graduated from the Iola High School, and was a member of the second graduating class of that institution. He then clerked in a store for his brother, O. P. Northrup, until 1885, when he took a course in R. C. Spencer's Business College of Milwaukee, Wis. He then clerked in his father's bank in Iola for a short time when he went to Zellwood, Fla., where he was engaged in the mercantile business for a time. When he returned to Iola and engaged in the mercantile business, in partnership with his brothers, L. L., and D. P., as successors to the older brother, O. P., who died July 19, 1892. About a year after the death of his father, his estate took a half interest in the Iola Brick Co., and he became the active manager of that business for the estate. He continued in that capacity for two years when, on account of failing health, he was compelled to resign, and since that time he has devoted himself to looking after the Northrup estate, which consists of a large amount of property in various sections of the country. Mr. Northrup was married December 12, 1888, to Miss Alice M. Robbins, of Fort Scott, Kans., a daughter of Ebenezer and Harriet (Fraser) Robbins, both natives of New York. Ebenezer Robbins was born January 25, 1821, and came to Kansas in 1867, locating in Bourbon county. He operated a flour and saw mill at Cato, twelve miles south of Fort Scott. He married Miss Harriet Fraser, September 30, 1857. She was a daughter of Daniel Fraser, a farmer in New York State, and to this union were born four children: William J., unmarried; Mary Maria, married Upshire Snider; George Fraser, unmarried, and Alice Maud, the wife of Frank A. Northrup, the subject of this sketch. To Mr. and Mrs. Northrup have been born two children: Loraine R., a graduate of the Chicago University, now in the employ of the Chicago Tribune, and Mary A., who was educated in the Iola public schools, Hasmer Hall, St. Louis, Mo., and the Kansas State Agricultural College, Manhattan, Kans. Mr. Northrup is a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and was its third Exalted Ruler.Pages 162-163 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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