Thomas E. Trigg, a well known Kansas newspaper man, who is editor of the "Mirror," of Latham, Kan., is a native of Iowa, and was born at Albia, September 15, 1862. He is a son of William A. and Mary E. (Ware) Trigg. The father is a Kentuckian; born in 1838, a son of Thomas E. Trigg, a Kentucky planter and slave owner. William A. Trigg removed to Albia, Iowa, in 1860, and followed teaching until 1878, when he removed to Kansas, locating in Linn county, where he was engaged in farming about a year, and was elected probate judge of Linn county, serving four years. In 1881 he purchased the Mound City "Clarion," and in 1886 he bought the Garnett "Eagle," publishing both papers for several years. In 1908 he was elected representative from Anderson county to the State legislature, serving on several important committees in that session. He is now living retired at Garnett, Kan., after an active and useful career. His wife, Mary E. Ware, was a daughter of Thomas C. and Mary Ann (Jones) Ware, both natives of Indiana, where Mrs. Trigg was born in 1842. She passed away at her home in Garnett February 11, 1901. Mrs. Ware was a cousin of the late Eugene F. Ware, the well known Kansas poet and writer.
William A. Trigg and Mary F. Ware were the parents of four children: Thomas E., the subject of this sketch; Clarence Jay, born in 1865, now clerk of the municipal court in Kansas City, Mo.; Fred Clyde, born in October, 1868, now on the editorial staff of the Kansas City "Star," and Anna S., born in 1872, now the wife of Lee P. Cayot, a merchant of Westphalia, Kan. Thomas E. Trigg received his education in the old Lane University at Lecompton. He learned telegraphy in early life and followed railroad station work three years. In 1888 he began his active newspaper career as editor of "The Globe," at Chautauqua, Kan.
He also published the Cedarvale "Commercial" and was county printer of Chautauqua county in 1909. In 1910 he purchased "The Mirror," which he has published since that time. "The Mirror" is a live-up-to-date country newspaper, with a good circulation. Mr. Trigg was united in marriage August 8, 1892, to Miss Ella B. Vincent, daughter of Captain A. B. and Nancy C. (White) Vincent, of Macon county, Missouri. Mrs. Trigg was born February 15, 1872, at Macon City, Mo. To Mr. and Mrs. Trigg have been born two children, Thomas C., born May 26, 1893, a student in the Latham High School, and a member of the class of 1914, and Eula Benton, born in February, 1907, died September 17, 1909. Mr. Trigg is a member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.Pages 547-548 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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