Transcribed from volume II 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 July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.


Root, Frank A., author and publisher, was born at Binghampton, N. Y., July 3, 1837, son of Albert B. and Marinda (Boyden) Root. He was educated in the country schools of New York and Pennsylvania, and in his boyhood worked on a farm. He was later hod-carrier and stage driver in Pennsylvania. At the age of twenty he came to Kansas, where he worked first in the office of the Herald of Freedom at Lawrence, and in the latter '50s was local editor on the Quindaro Chindowan. When the Civil war broke out he was assistant postmaster at Atchison, and was prevented from enlisting by his resignation not being accepted. Early in 1863 he went on the overland stage line at Atchison as messenger; later was local agent in charge of the California mail at Latham station, Col.; was then traveling mail agent on the stage line, and made trips across the plains between the Missouri river and the Rocky mountains. On Oct. 21, 1864, he married Miss Emma Clark of Atchison, Kan.; was part owner of the Daily and Weekly Free-Press of that city from 1865 to 1869; part owner of the Waterville Telegraph in 1870-71, and one of the owners of the Seneca Courier 1871-72. In the latter year he became proprietor of the Holton Express; was postmaster at that place; was publisher of the Topeka Argus in 1876; of the North Topeka Times 1876 to 1880; was postmaster at North Topeka in the latter '70s; was one of the owners of the Review and the Review Press at Gunnison, Col., from 1880 till 1886, and from that time until 1893 was publisher of the Topeka Mail. He is the author of "The Overland Stage to California" (1901).

Page 606 from volume II 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 July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.

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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

VOLUME III

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEXES


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