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.


Wooster, Lyman Child, educator and writer, was born on Aug. 1, 1849, at Hammond, St. Lawrence county, N. Y., and was descended from the Wooster family of Connecticut, to which Gen. David Wooster, who served in the French and Indian and the Revolutionary wars, belonged, and from the Child family of Welsh and English ancestry. His boyhood was spent on a farm in New York state, later he went to Wisconsin. He attended college at Milton, Wis., from 1865 to 1867, the state normal from 1870 to 1873, and Beloit College from 1873 to 1875. From 1873 to 1879 he was assistant in the Wisconsin geological survey; was professor of natural science at the Wisconsin state normal 1878-81; attended Yale in 1881-82; was assistant geologist in the U. S. geological survey from 1881 to 1884; came to Kansas in 1883 and located at Eureka; was superintendent of the Kansas educational exhibit at the World's Fair at Chicago; held the chair of natural sciences at the North Dakota state normal from 1893 to 1895; was superintendent of the city schools at Eureka, Kan.; attended the Chicago University in 1897, and received the honorary degree of Ph. D. from Milton College in the same year, and since that time he has been professor of biology and geology in the Kansas state normal school at Emporia. Dr. Wooster is the author of several small books, among which are, A Report of the Geology of Northwestern Wisconsin, The Geological Story of Kansas, Story of Life, Plant Record, Educational History of Kansas, and numerous articles published in the reports of the Kansas Academy of Science of which he was president in 1905.

Page 944 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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VOLUME I

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INTRODUCTION

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I

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J | K | L | Mc | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

VOLUME III

BIOGRAPHICAL INDEXES


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