Transcribed from volume III, part 2 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.


Arthur Cynicar Wilson was born near Perry, Jefferson county, Kansas, May 21, 1874. At the age of five years he received an injury in one of his eyes, which not only destroyed the sight of the eye, but by sympathetic inflammation caused the other eye to go blind. From that early age he has been blind, but this tremendous obstacle he has, in a wonderful degree, overcome in the pursuit of an education, the practice of law, and in the business world. He was reared on the farm of his parents, Jasper and Octavia Adelaide (Norwood) Wilson, in Jefferson county, and when a boy attended the district schools where, while sitting in the school room and listening to recitations, he gained the foundation of his education, which was completed in the Kansas institution for the education of the blind, at Kansas City, Kan., from which institution he graduated in 1892. at the age of eighteen years. He began the study of law, gaining his knowledge of the law by means of having others read the law to him. June 5, 1901, he was admitted to the bar, then being twenty-seven years of age. He resided and practiced law at Perry until November, 1910, at which date he located at Lawrence, where he now resides and practices his profession. At Perry he was also engaged in the real estate and loan business, and served for six years as city attorney, and for four years as justice of the peace. He does much of his work through the aid of a clerk in his office, but though blind he operates the typewriter with a skill that is astonishing. In former years Mr. Wilson was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, in which church he was a local preacher for six years. He withdrew from that church and united with the Christian church, in which he occasionally preaches. In politics he is a Republican. In 1909 he married Mrs. Estella E. Hart, nee Holcomb, of Lecompton, Kan.

Page 773 from volume III, part 2 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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