Charles and Conch Southworth, successful farmers of Grant township, left their former home in Henry county, Illinois, where they were born and reared, and located in Cloud county in 1881.
Their father was James Southworth. he was a native of PennsyIvania, but was reared on Lake Chautauqua, New York. When he emigrated to the then new country of Henry county, Illinois, in 1837, they started on a flatboat via the Allegheny river, down the Ohio and from the mouth of the last named river embarked on a steamer on the Mississippi for Rock Island. In the winter of 1878-9 he visited Kansas and purchased a section of school land and subsequently removed to the farm where he died in 1893. Their mother, who was Miss Elizabeth Hanna before her marriage, died In 1901. Four children survive them: Mrs. Mary McCauley, of Scottsville, Kansas; Mrs. Nannie Keeley, of Lacey Springs, Virginia, and the subjects of this sketch.
The brothers own jointly three hundred and twenty acres of excellent land - none better on the face of the earth. Their chief products are wheat and alfalfa. Their field of the latter is probably of the longest standing in the township, having been seeded in 1885. Charles Southworth was married in 1895 to Miss Nannie Guinn, of Pennsylvania, whose parents came to Kansas but returned to their eastern home. They have one child, Ruth, aged five. The Southworth farm is well improved, the commodious residence is surrounded by a wide lawn and many shade trees, and is situated on a prominence of ground which overlooks the agricultural splendor of their fine farm.
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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