HON. HENRY G. WEBB, who has faithfully served in many official capacities of public trust since entering upon his business career, is a lawyer of high legal attainments, and a gentleman whose opinions carry great weight, and are respected throughout Labette county. He has been located in Parsons since January, 1889, and is in partnership with J. W. Iden, which conjunction makes one of the strongest legal firms in this section of Kansas. Judge Webb was born in Ridgeberry township, Bradford county, Pennsylvania, and is a son of Hon. John L. Webb.
Hon. John L. Webb was a native of Fairfield county, Connecticut, where he was reared and educated. He moved to Bradford county, Pennsylvania, to begin his active business career, and engaged in contracting and building. He was one of the contractors of the North Branch Canal in Northern Pennsylvania. He was a Democrat and served as county commissioner, sheriff, and filled two terms in the state legislature. He was united in marriage with Anise Hammond, a native of Chemung county, New York, and they became the parents of seven children, four of whom are still living.
Henry G. Webb was reared to manhood in Pennsylvania. He studied law under the direction of Judge John C. Knox, and in September, 1848, was admitted to the bar at Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. In 1849, he located at Princeton, Wisconsin, where he was engaged in the practice of his profession until 1868; in that year he moved to Mound City, Linn county, Kansas. In the spring of 1870, he located in Oswego, Kansas, and in the fall of the same year was chosen judge of his judicial district, and officiated as such until 1873. He then resigned and formed a partnership with W. B. Glass, which lasted for nine years. He was subsequently associated with L. C. True, for fifteen months, after which he moved to Cherokee county, Kansas. There he resided until January, 1889, when he located in Parsons. He formed a partnership with C. L. Caldwell, which continued until 1893, and later, became a partner of J. N. Iden, with whom he is now associated. He is a man of great experience in matters pertaining to his profession, and has rendered excellent services to the city, as its attorney, the past few years.
Judge Webb was united in marriage, May 20, 1849, to Susan J. Abbott, who died September 3, 1864, leaving a daughter, Emma E., the wife of C. C. Wenzell, of Kansas City. He formed a second union in 1866, Amanda J. Gower becoming his wife. In politics, he is a Republican, and in 1860 was elected to the state legislature of Wisconsin. In 1864, he was elected to the senate of the same state, and was reelected in 1866. In 1876, he was elected to the state legislature of Kansas. Fraternally, Judge Webb was a member of Lodge No. 33, A. F. & A. M., of Mound City, Kansas. He is now a member of Parsons Lodge. No. 117, A. F. & A. M.; Oswego Chapter, R. A. M.; and Oswego Commandery, K. T. He also belongs to Magnolia Lodge, I. 0. 0. F., of Mound City, Kansas. A portrait of Judge Webb accompanies this mention.
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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