Robert Misell, one of the successful business men of Concordia, is engaged in real estate and insurance and is one of the most reliable agents in the city. He is thoroughly posted on the property of Concordia and surrounding localities, which is essential to success in his line.
His father, Thomas Misell, is of English birth, born in 1819. He enlisted in Company B, Fourth West Virginia Volunteers, and served his adopted country for a period of three years. Thomas Misell came to the Solomon valley in March, 1868, and took up land near Glasco, on the Solomon river. He now resides at the home of his son, the subject of this sketch. Robert Misell's mother was of Irish nativity. She died in 1863. Robert Misell was born in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, in 1858, and was but ten years of age when he came to Kansas. After several removals his parents settled in the Solomon valley in 1868, during the unsettled times. His brother was killed in the Indian raid of that year, an account of which is given elsewhere in this volume.
Mr. Misell was reared on their western homestead and lived there until 1880. For three years he followed various pursuits and in 1883, located in Concordia and engaged in the loan, real estate and insurance business. He was married in 1890, to Emma Seavey, a daughter of Dr. John Seavey, a veterinary surgeon of Concordia. To Mr. and Mrs. Misell one child was born, a little son, Robert L., aged five years. Mr. Misell has been prominently identified with the political affairs of Cloud county and affiliates with the Republican party. He is ranked among the most progressive men of Concordia and is a public spirited citizen. Socially he is a member of the Knights of Pythias and is exalted ruler of the Benevolent Order of Elks.
Transcribed from E.F. Hollibaugh's Biographical history of Cloud County, Kansas biographies of representative citizens. Illustrated with portraits of prominent people, cuts of homes, stock, etc. [n.p., 1903] 919p. illus., ports. 28 cm.
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