GEORGE W. LANDON, prominent among the younger generation who are rapidly forging their way to the front, is an industrious farmer, located in the southwest quarter of section 3, township 35, range 20, Hackberry township, Labette county, Kansas. He was born in Pettis county, Missouri, in 1863, and is a son of Ezra Landon.
Ezra Landon was born in Pennsylvania and was a wagon-maker by trade, and also a farmer. He died in Bartlett, Kansas, in 1901. He married Miss S. Kellerman, who was born at Elkhart, Indiana, and they became parents of the following children: Ellen (Bowen), of Chetopa, Kansas; Alice; David; George W.; and Lydia, deceased.
George W. Landon lived in his native county until he went, with his parents, to Laporte county, Indiana. Thence the family moved to Labette county, Kansas, - arriving here on December 23, 1879. They came by wagon and were seven weeks in making the trip. Lydia, the sister of George W., died on the way. They located at Chetopa, and in 1880 George W. went to the Indian Territory, where he resided for one year. In 1881 he returned to Labette county, and, being then but seventeen years of age, lived with his father, in Hackberry township. There he continued until 1890, when he purchased his present farm in section 3. He carries on general farming and stock raising, and is doing well.
George W. Landon was joined in marriage with Anna Ephrain, who was born in Texas, in 1867, and is a daughter of H. M. Ephrain. Her father was born in Poland, and was a tailor by trade. He located in Labette county in 1869, and farmed here for twenty-two years, but now resides in Texas. He married Miss R. Brierley, who was born in England, and they had four children: Samuel, deceased; Levine; Anna; and Jessie, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Landon have had two children: Yetta, deceased; and Dora. Mr. Landon is a Republican, in politics; he belongs to the Anti-Horsethief Association. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal 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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