The subject of this sketch belongs to that band of noble men and women called pioneers; who left their eastern homes to brave the dangers and hardships of the frontier. Mr. Rupe was born in St. Joseph county, Indiana, and emigrated to Cloud county March 26, 1866. He is a brother of John B. Rupe, the veteran editor of the "Clyde Herald."
Frank B. Rupe is justly proud of the distinction that he was the promoter of the first movement towards the organization of the present townsite of Clyde, the oldest town in Cloud county; and was an important factor in the financial engineering of the enterprise. In the annals of the Elk creek settlement Mr. Rupe's name will always occupy a place of prominence for he has been conspicuous in every worthy cause and one of the leaders in Christian and church work.
Mr. Rupe has attained a fair success in life; owns two hundred and forty acres of land that is parexcellent in quality. The dugout and log cabin of early days have been supplanted by a commodious and handsome residence which stands near the center of his estate and is charmingly located on the banks of Elk creek. The east and west branches of the Elk find their confluence on his farm. Mr. Rupe is known and appreciated as a gentleman of high integrity and public spirit. He is entitled to these eulogiums because of his upright character and sincerity of purpose.
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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