Franklin Clark Pomeroy, a successful Jackson county farmer and stockman, is a native son of Kansas. He was born in Grant township, Jackson county, November, 2, 1874, and is the son of John Franklin Pomeroy a sketch of whom appears in this volume. Franklin Clark Pomeroy received his preliminary education in the district schools of Jackson county, and in 1891 entered Campbell University, where he was graduated in the class of 1897, with a degree of Bachelor of Science. He then returned to the home farm in Banner township, where he has since followed farming and stock raising, and has met with good success. He has made a specialty of raising short-horn cattle and Poland China hogs. He is also a cattle feeder on quite an extensive scale, and operates 770 acres of land. Mr. Pomeroy is a Republican, and takes an active interest in political affairs. In 1904, he was elected to the Legislature and re-elected in 1906, serving in two regular, and one special session. He was a member of the Ways and Means Committee, during the session of 1907, and the special session. He introduced the Road Drag bill, which became a law, and was active in behalf of much other important legislation, including a primary election bill, which was defeated at that session, but was later substantially enacted into the present primary law. At this writing, 1914, Mr. Pomeroy is the Republican nominee for the State legislature. He takes a commendable interest in local affairs and has served on the school board and is secretary of the Farmer's Institute. Mr. Pomeroy was married in 1897 to Miss Margaret Scanlan, daughter of John and Emma (Addamson) Scanlan, of Holton, Kans. Mrs. Pomeroy was born in Holton, educated in the public schools, and graduated from the Holton High School. She died April 7, 1900, leaving one child, Mary Isabel, born August 29, 1898. On August 8, 1907, Mr. Pomeroy married Miss Mable E., daughter of David A. and Lydia Ann (Thompson) Cook, the former a native of New York, and the latter of Ohio. They were pioneers of Kansas, and came to this State in 1868, settling in Pottawatomie county, where the father followed farming and stock raising. Mrs. Pomeroy is the second of a family of four children. She was born in Pottawatomie county and attended the city schools of Onaga, and later entered Campbell University, graduating in the class of 1897 with a degree of Bachelor of Science. She taught school for a number of years in the grades and high school of Onaga, and held a State certificate. To Mr. and Mrs. Pomeroy have been born two children: Rose Mable, born January 14, 1909, and Frances Clarabel, born March 11, 1911. Mr. and Mrs. Pomeroy are members of the Methodist Episcopal church, and he is a Thirty-second Degree Mason.Pages 251-252 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 LM196. It is a single volume 3.
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