Transcribed from volume III, part 1 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 December 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM195. It is a two-part volume 3.


Charles H. Tucker, cashier of the Watkins National Bank of Lawrence, was born in County Cornwall, England, May 6, 1857, son of William and Hannah (Hicks) Tucker. The father, who was a Methodist preacher, died when the son was three years of age, and the mother also died when he was but a boy. At the age of thirteen Mr. Tucker came to the United States and made his home with an aunt at Lawrence, in which city he has lived since 1870. He lived with his aunt but a short time, however, and from an early period in life supported himself, working at whatever he could find to do. His education was obtained in the public schools, and at the age of twenty-three years we find him engaged in the produce business, at Lawrence, a form of business in which he was engaged with fair success for upwards of fifteen years.

Very early in life Mr. Tucker became a worker in politics, as a supporter of the men and measures of the Republican party. His first position of public trust was that of city assessor in Lawrence. In 1894 he was elected a member of the legislature from Douglas county. He served in the legislature with credit to himself and his county, and in 1896 was elected clerk of the district court in Douglas county. To this office he was reëlected in 1898. Previous to his election to the legislature he served six years as a deputy in the county treasurer's office. For the past four years he has been city treasurer of Lawrence. In 1900 he was made cashier of the Watkins National Bank, a position he has since held, winning an enviable reputation as a banker. Fraternally he is a member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen, of the Modern Woodmen, and of the Knights and Ladies of Security. In 1887 Mr. Tucker married Miss Jessie M. Flinn, and they are the parents of seven children. Mr. Tucker has forged his own way to success in life and is one of the best and most favorably known citizens of Lawrence.

Pages 350-351 from volume III, part 1 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 December 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM195. It is a two-part volume 3.

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