W. G. KINCAID, who is the wellknown liveryman of Mound Valley, Labette county, Kansas, was born in Switzerland county, Indiana, in 1851. Mr. Kincaid is a son of James and Catherine (Clark) Kincaid.
James Kincaid was a contractor, and has been dead a number of years. His wife died recently, at the age of eighty-nine years. They reared three sons and three daughters, and W. G. is the only one living in Kansas.
W. G. Kincaid was reared and schooled in Indiana, where he learned the trade of a blacksmith. He came to Kansas in 1884, and located in Winfield, where he started a carriage shop. He conducted this line of business for one year and a half, when he became a member of a town company, and assisted in founding the town of Ashland, Kansas. From Ashland Mr. Kincaid moved to Connersville, Indiana, where he engaged in the shop of McFarlin & Company, as upfitter and foreman of the upfitting room. Later, he removed to Mound Valley, where he lived on a farm one mile from town, until 1891. He subsequently purchased the livery barn, which was kept by James Bell, who was the pioneer liveryman of the town. He rented this barn to George H. Savage until the beginning of 1901, when he restocked it and began business under his own name. He has a fine, new line of buggies, and keeps from 12 to 14 fine horses, eight of them being registered animals. He takes charge of funerals, and also operates a cab and hack line. The building in which Mr. Kincaid conducts his business is about 60 by 40 feet in dimensions. Patrons are given the best and most prompt attention, and Mr. Kincaid wins many friends by his genial manner. He is ably assisted by his son Albert.
Mr. Kincaid married Viola Markland, who died in 1882, leaving one son, Albert. He married again, - Jennie Ice becoming his wife. Mr. Kincaid is a Republican in politics. He is a member of the A. F. & A. M., having joined the order in Indiana, and being now affiliated with the Mound Valley blue lodge. He is also a member of the I. 0. 0. F., M. W. of A., A. 0. U. W., and I. 0. R. M. Religiously, he is a member of the Baptist 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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