Herbert O. Tudor, one of the most extensive farmers and dairymen of Jackson county, is a native of Ohio. He was born at Greenfield, November 3, 1856, and is a son of Lewis and Sallie (Walker) Tudor, natives of Ohio. Lewis Tudor was a farmer in Ohio and followed that occupation throughout life. His wife, Sallie Walker, was a sister of Andrew D. Walker, a sketch of whom including the Walker' family history appears in this volume. Herbert O. Tudor was only ten years old when his father died. He attended the district schools near Greenfield, Ohio, and also high school, but on account of his father's death the boy was compelled to give up school in early life, and turn his attention to the real problems of making his way in the world at an early age. He engaged in farming in his native State until the spring of 1887, when he came to Kansas. He settled in Jackson county, on the place where he now resides, and for ten years folowed[sic] general farming and stock raising, feeding a large number of cattle for market. Some years, he marketed as high as five hundred head of cattle, and seven hundred and fifty head of hogs, all of which he raised. About 1895, he began breeding Short Horn cattle making a specialty of that breed, until he had one of the largest herds in that section of the State, and in 1902, sold his herd of Short Horns. Until recently he has confined his hog raising to Poland China stock but during the last few years has raised the Durock Jerseys, quite extensively, and has been very successful with them. He followed general farming and stock raising, including feeding, from 1902, to 1911, when he engaged in the dairy business on an extensive scale. He thoroughly equipped his place for modern dairying, and for convenience, sanitation and all modern methods, Mr. Tudor's farm is without a parallel. His barns are modern in every detail, with three large substantial silos in connection and fine sheds and barns, conveniently arranged for the accommodation of a large number of sheep and hogs. His farm which is well improved consists of thirteen hundred acres, and is located in Garfield township, Jackson county. About five years ago, Mr. Tudor, added sheep raising to his other enterprises, and has made the same success of that department which has characterized his other efforts. During the year 1914, he prepared for market and sold eighteen hundred head of sheep. Mr. Tudor married Miss Ida Patton, daughter of William V. and Victoria (Glascock) Patton, of Highland county, Ohio, where the father was a farmer and stock raiser. Mrs. Tudor was educated in the public schools and was graduated from the Hillsboro, Ohio, High School. She was a teacher for a few years before her marriage. Mrs. Tudor died in September, 1907. To Mr. and Mrs. Tudor was born eight children, six of whom are living: Ruth, married Ed. C. Latta, a farmer of Franklin township, Jackson county; William, a farmer of Garfield township, Jackson county, married Vera Wyble; Herbert O. Jr., graduate of Kanas[sic] University, now assisting his father on the farm; Walter P., a student in the Kansas State Agricultural College, Manhattan, Kans.; Mary and Ida, students in the Holton High School. The family are members of the Presbyterian church, and Mr. Tudor is a member of the Elk Valley Grange, of Jackson county. He is a strong advocate of better agricultural conditions and more scientific farming methods of a practical kind. He is a close student of the advances along all lines of agriculture, and has made an unusual success in his chosen field of endeavor.Pages 316-317 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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