G. W. CHRISTMORE, a well-to-do, farmer living in section 2, township 35, range 18, Howard township, Labette county, Kansas, was born in Frederick county, Virginia, in. 1837. He is a son of John and Rachel (Wright) Christmore. John Christmore was a native of Virginia, as was his wife, and he died at the age of fifty-five years. He and his wife were the parents of ten children, but two of whom are now living, - G. W., the subject of this sketch; and B. J., of Virginia.
G. W. Christmore lived in Virginia for a number of years. He carried on farming in his native county. In March, 1871, he removed to Kansas, where he bought his present home farm for $100. After entering this land, he began to make improvements and to cultivate the soil. He is a very successful agriculturist, and his home is a very comfortable one. He is engaged in general farming.
He married Elizabeth Findley, who was born in Virginia, in 1849, and they have reared four children: W. B., a farmer in Howard township, who married Anna Nevill, a native of Virginia, and has two children, Blanche and Ivan; Newton, who lives at home; J. Frank, also a farmer of Howard township, who married Mattie Bean, of Rice county, Kansas, and has four children, - Esther, Irene, Bryan, and Enid; and William, who lives at home.
Mr. Christmore is a stanch Democrat in politics, and has served on the school board in his township for a number of years. He is a member of the United Brethren church.
Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901
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