A. M. STRODE, who has resided in Oswego since 1893, is a prominent cattleman and owns two fine farms in Labette county, Kansas, - one in Fairview township and the other in Mount Pleasant township. He was formerly proprietor of the Oswego Hotel, and conducted that well known hostelry for a period of five years. Mr. Strode was barn in Clinton county, Ohio, in 1840, and is a son of John L. Strode. His father was born in Fleming county, Kentucky, and was there reared and schooled. He was a farmer, by vocation, and at the time of his death, which occurred near Rome, Ohio, he was thirty-one years of age.
A. M. Strode was reared and mentally trained in Clinton county, Ohio, where he lived until the outbreak of the Civil War. July 31, 1861, he enlisted in Company H, 39th Reg., Ohio Vol. Inf., and served in the Army of the Tennessee. He was in General McPherson's command, on the day when that popular and able officer was killed. He was in the army three years and twenty-seven days, and participated in numerous hard-fought battles in a creditable manner. After the close of the war, he was engaged in mercantile pursuits at Centerville, Ohio, until 1876, when he disposed of his interests there and removed to Chetopa, Labette county, Kansas. He applied himself to farming and stock raising very successfully until 1894, when he became proprietor of the Oswego Hotel. This he conducted for a period of five years, and in 1900, opened another hotel at Wagoner, Indian Territory, which he sold out after keeping it four months. He now owns an excellent farm in Fairview township, and another in Mount Pleasant township, and is engaged in cattle dealing. He is a shrewd business man, and has been very successful in his various undertakings.
Mr. Strode was united in marriage with Elizabeth Canny, of Centerville, Ohio, in 1862. In political attachments, he is a strong Republican.
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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