MRS. SARAH T. WALCOTT, widow of Wallace Walcott, has displayed superior business ability in the management of her farm in section 28, North township, Labette county, Kansas. She has a neat and well cultivated property, and is engaged in general farming.
Mrs. Walcott was born in Beaver county, Pennsylvania, in 1846, and is a daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Yocum) Wynn. Her father was born in Dauphin county, Pennsylvania, and her mother was also a native of that state. They were parents of the following children: Azariah, deceased; Margaret; Tobias, deceased; Josiah, Susanna, Joseph, all deceased; John; Isaac, deceased; Rachel; Amos; and Sarah T.
Sarah T. Wynn lived in Pennsylvania until she reached the age of seventeen years, when she moved to Washington county, Ohio. There she resided until 1884, when she came to Labette county, Kansas, with her husband. She was united in marriage with Wallace Walcott, who was born in Washington county, Ohio, in 1834, and was a son of E. and Caroline (McClure) Walcott, both natives of Ohio. He was one of 13 children, as follows: Oscar; Wallace; Louis; Amanda; Salome; Vesta; Rollin; Edmond; Corwin; Helen; Mary; Katie; and Ida. Wallace Walcott operated a sawmill in Ohio for many years. When the Civil War broke out he enlisted, in 1864, as a captain in Company K, 148th Reg., Ohio Vol. Inf. He came west to Labette county, Kansas, in 1884, and for a number of years; was a contractor in Parsons. He was a trustee of North township one term, and was also school director and treasurer. He died on February 2, 1894. Mrs. Walcott is located in the east half of the southeast quarter of section 28, North township, and has just completed a handsome new home on the old farm.
Mr. and Mrs. Walcott became parents of the following children: Addie (Huling), who lives at Dewey, Indian Territory; Addison, a student at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa; Elmer, who now lives in Ohio; Carrie, who is living at home and teaches school at South Mound, Neosho county; Louis D., a carpenter at Parsons, Kansas; Olive, who resides in Parsons; William H., a mail carrier at Parsons; and Belle, who is at home. Religiously Mrs. Walcott is a member of the Society of Friends, but as there is no organization of that denomination in the county she attends the M. E. 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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