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.


Arthur James Petrie, editor and part owner of the "Herington Sun," at Herington, Kan., is numbered among the younger journalists of the state and has already won recognition as being one of the most energetic and able in central Kansas. He was born in Pearl, Pike county, Illinois, Oct. 25, 1883. His father, James B. Petrie, was a native of Waterloo, Albany county, New York, born Aug. 17, 1828. At the age of eighteen the elder Petrie went to Ohio, where he lived two years before journeying westward to Illinois, where he was married, Sept. 15, 1869, to Mrs. Kathren Brown. Of this union were born three children—one son and two daughters—the eldest of whom is Mrs. Robert Penington, now residing at Abilene, Kan. The second daughter is Mrs. B. W. Hopkins, who also resides at Abilene, and the son and youngest of the children is Arthur James Petrie. In 1883 the parents removed to Kansas and first located at Wamego, but eight months later removed to Abilene, where Arthur J. received his early education, graduating in the Abilene High School with the class of 1894. His identification with the newspaper business began immediately after his graduation and he was employed at different times on the "Abilene Reflector," the "Abilene Chronicle" and the "Dickinson County News." He was employed on the last named paper seven years, as foreman. On Nov. 1, 1909, he bought the "Herington Sun," at Herington, Kan., and, with J. W. Benjamin as a co-partner, has been engaged in its operation since that time. The "Herington Sun" is one of the leading county and local papers of Dickinson county and its pages give evidence of having one of the most capable and careful editors of Central Kansas. As a business man Mr. Petrie is alert and progressive and through his paper champions every movement for the general good of his community and the State. He is a member of the Herington Commercial Club and the Business Men's Association, being a director of both organizations, and is actively identified with all efforts to promote the commercial and business interests of Herington. It is to such young men as Mr. Petrie that Kansas relies for maintaining the prestige it has attained as one of the most progressive states of the Union, and there is no force more powerful in that work than the press.

Page 962 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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VOLUME I

TITLE PAGE / LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
INTRODUCTION

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I

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

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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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