Transcribed from volume II 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 July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.


Wetmore, a town of Nemaha county, is located in Wetmore township in the southeastern part of the county on the Missouri Pacific R. R. 25 miles southeast of Seneca, the county seat. It has an opera house, a creamery, a weekly newspaper, good banking facilities, express and telegraph offices, and an international postoffice with two rural routes. Wetmore was established by the railroad company in 1866 and was named after Hon. W. T. Wetmore, vice-president of the company. The first dwelling was that of Augustus Mayer, built in 1867. The first business building was a general store by Morris & Brown. The next year a lumber yard was opened by P. M. Cassidy. Within the next two years a grain elevator, a new general store, a hotel and a drug store were among the improvements. The postoffice was established in 1867 with A. O. McCreary as postmaster. The first marriage was between N. Morris and Mary Wolfley in 1870; the first birth was that of Mary Cassidy in 1868; the first death was Nellie A. Rising in 1869; the first school was taught by A. S. Kenoyer in the winter of I868-69. The third house in Wetmore was a school building. The town was incorporated in 1882. The election was held on July 25 of the same year and resulted as follows: J. W. Graham, mayor; M. P. M. Cassidy, police judge; William Morris, E. H. Chapman, William Buzan, Joseph Haigh and E. F. Vilott, councilmen. The population of Wetmore in 1910 was 700.

Pages 902-903 from volume II 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 July 2002 by Carolyn Ward.

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