Adam Shriver, a Kansas pioneer and successful business man, now deceased, was a native of Indiana. He was born June 18, 1850, on a farm in Newton county, that State, and was a son of Jacob Shriver, also a native of Indiana. Adam Shriver was educated in the public schools of his native State, and came to Kansas in 1868, when he was eighteen years of age. He first located in Doniphan county, where he was employed on a farm. On December 25, 1871, he was united in marriage with Miss Fannie A. Wilson, a native of Hardin county, Kentucky, born October 6, 1850. She was born on a farm adjoining the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln. Her parents, Grandson and Sarah (Creal) Wilson were also born in Kentucky, and come from a long line of Kentucky ancestors. The Wilson family came to Kansas in 1854, and located on government land in Doniphan county. Mr. Wilson was active in the early history and development of northeastern Kansas, and for a time was postmaster at Walnut Grove, a place which he named, the postoffice being located on his farm. During the days of the border war, he met with an untimely death, having been shot by an abolitionist. His wife died in Doniphan county, September 23, 1881. They were the parents of four children: Samuel Boone, born in 1842, now deceased; Emily Jane, born April 22, 1844, the wife of Harvey Teeter, Ashland, Ore., John, born April 20, 1846, died December 20, 1908, and Fannie A., married Adam Shriver, the subject of this sketch. To Mr. and Mrs. Shriver have been born four children: Sarah Effie, born October 1, 1871, married John S. Knowles, June 24, 1900, and they have two daughters, Frances, born December 26, 1904, and Ruth, born September 20, 1910; Rose Emma, born August 15, 1873, died June 19, 1900; Grace and Roxy, twins, born June 19, 1885, Grace died in infancy, and Roxy married Wayne W. Kirkpatrick, December 26, 1904, and died August 9, 1906, leaving one child, Donald Adam, born September 2, 1905. Adam Shriver remained in Doniphan county until 1882, when he removed with his family, to Harper county. Here, he engaged in the cattle business, which he continued two years. In 1884, he engaged in the real estate and loan business in Harper, in which he remained until his death, June 30, 1900. He was a capable business man, and became wealthy. At the time of his death he owned twenty-two farms in Harper and Kingman counties, and left a comfortable fortune. In politics, he was a Democrat, and took a commendable interest in public affairs, but never sought political office. However, he served in various local offices at times.Pages 157-158 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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