ROBERT H. MUZZY. This gentleman is an extensive hardware dealer both in Kansas and the Indian Territory. He is a resident of Edna, Kansas, where he conducts a prosperous business. Mr. Muzzy was born in Jefferson county, New York, in 1862, and is a son of J. B. and Henrietta (Coon) Muzzy.
J. B. Muzzy was born in Jefferson county, New York, and still resides in Adams, that county, aged sixty-eight years. He married Henrietta Coon, who was also a native of Jefferson county, and is deceased. They were the parents of four children, as follows: Robert H.; Byron J., a farmer in New York; John B., of Watertown, New York, who is an attorney in the office of the count), clerk; and Henrietta (Dare), of Jefferson county, New York.
R. H. Muzzy was reared and educated in New York, where he took an academic course at Union Academy. Belleville, New York. When he was twenty-four years old, he removed to Cherryvale, Labette county, Kansas, where he was engaged in the hardware business for a year and a half. In 1886, he located in Edna, where he erected his present store building, which is 68 by 40 feet in dimensions, including the shop in the rear. He also has a storeroom in the rear which is 24 by 50 feet in dimensions. Mr. Muzzy carries a large stock of shelf and heavy hardware, harness, tinware, and sewing machines, and employs two or more men. For ten years he did his own tin work. Mr. Muzzy also has a branch store at Centralia, Indian Territory, which he established in March, 1899, and placed in charge of R. F. Allen. He handles a full line of hardware, harness, implements, furniture and undertaking supplies. He is also equal partner in the firm of W. T. Berentz & Muzzy, of Bartlesville, Indian Territory, carrying a similar stock, including furniture and undertaking supplies. Mr. Muzzy has been very prosperous, and is one of the most successful, business men in Labette county. A man of splendid business and executive ability, it is not surprising that he has reached the goal of success, and as this success has been all of his own earning, he deserves much credit. Mr. Muzzy has a very comfortable home in Edna.
Mr. Muzzy was married, in New York, to A. Etta Barney, and they have one daughter, Esther. He is a Republican in politics, and has served as a councilman, and as treasurer of Elm Grove township. Fraternally, Mr. Muzzy is a member of the M. W. of A. lodge, of Edna. His wife is a member of the Presbyterian church. Mr. Muzzy is a very popular man in Edna, where he and his wife assist in all social entertainments, and are well known.
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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