Norman Saylor, a leading stockman and banker of Brown county, Kansas, is a native of the Keystone State. He was born in Somerset county, Pennsylvania, September 11, 1878, and is the only living child of D. M. and Elizabeth (Lichty) Saylor, natives of Pennsylvania. The father followed farming in that State until the spring of 1884, when the family moved to Nebraska, and the following year came to Kansas, locating in Brown county. Here the father engaged in farming and stock raising. He raised and fed cattle and hogs for the market on an extensive scale, and was one of the most successful stock feeders in that section of the State. He is now living retired at Morrill, and enjoying the fruits of his former successful efforts. In 1896, one of the tragedies of life befell the Saylor family, when a destructive cyclone swept the vicinity of their home, and Mrs. Saylor was killed. Norman Saylor was reared on his father's farm, and at an early age became familiar with the details of his father's extensive stock business, and after attending the public schools, including the high school at Morrill and the Hiawatha Academy, he engaged in farming and stock raising with his father, and in a short time took up the business where his father left off, the father having retired about that time. The business has continued to develop under his capable management, and he is one of the largest stockmen in that section of the State. He has marketed from 250 to 300 head of fat cattle each year. He is also an extensive breeder of Belgium horses. Mr. Saylor's farm, which consists of 320 acres of fine tillable and well improved land, is located four miles north of Morrill. He employs scientific and business methods in the conduct of his farming operations. In January, 1913, he became president of the Farmers' Bank of Morrill, of which he had previously been a director for some time. He is also treasurer of the Brown County Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Morrill. While he does not take an active part in politics, he takes a commendable interest in local affairs and has held local office. Mr. Saylor was married, December 22, 1808, to Miss Myrtle Beachy, daughter of Mahlon and Anna (Keim) Beachy, of Brown county, and natives of Somerset county, Pennsylvania. The family settled in Kansas in 1875, where the father was engaged in farming and stock raising. Mrs. Saylor was born in Brown county, and educated in the public schools and Nebraska University. To Mr. and Mrs. Saylor have been born two children: Leonard and Arlene.Pages 185-186 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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