Transcribed from History of Wyandotte County Kansas and its people ed. and comp. by Perl W. Morgan. Chicago, The Lewis publishing company, 1911. 2 v. front., illus., plates, ports., fold. map. 28 cm. [Vol. 2 contains biographical data. Paged continuously.] p. 846-847 transcribed by Brandie Norris and Shane Simpson, student from USD 508, Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas, on May 7, 2001.


Jay L. Carlisle

JAY L. CARLISLE. - Wide-awake and energetic, Jay L. Carlisle has for many years been intimately associated with the development and material growth of Kansas City, Kansas, which is his home, many beneficial projects having been successfully established through his efforts. A native of Indiana, he was born June 29, 1874, at Fort Wayne. He came to Kansas at the age of five years and to Wyandotte county when nine where the remainder of his childhood days were spent.

Daniel N. Carlisle, his father, was born at Beaver Dam, Ohio, in 1845. He was for a number of years a resident of Fort Wayne, Indiana, from there coming with his family to Kansas City, Kansas, in 1882. For some time after locating here, he dealt in live stock, buying and selling on commission. Embarking in the real estate business in 1888, he operated extensively, establishing several subdivisions and platting Adam's, King's, Mount Auburn and Carlisle Place Additions. His pet scheme was to build a dam in the Kaw river at Muncie, but his death in 1891, put an end to the plan. He was a Republican in politics. His wife, whose maiden name was Martha Lawrence, was born in Michigan in 1851, and is now living in Kansas City, Kansas. She has four children, namely: Jay L., with whom this sketch is chiefly concerned; Mary, wife of Charles P. Craig; Addie J.; and Lula W.

Attending first the public schools of Kansas City and Argentine, Jay L. Carlisle completed his elementary education at Emporia College. He then began the study of law in the office of John Hale & Fife, and in April, 1897, after being with Mr. Hale seven years, was admitted to the bar by examination. Mr. Carlisle was actively engaged in the practice of his profession until 1904, when he took up his present line of industry, engaging in the building and real estate business as junior member of the firm of Grubel & Carlisle. An active worker in the Grandview Improvement Association, he was a potent factor in having the traction line built out to the city additions, a movement of inestimable value as regards the upbuilding and growth of that locality.

Politically Mr. Carlisle is a zealous advocate of the principles of the Democratic party, and in 1904 was chairman of the Democratic County Committee. On December 8, 1910, he was appointed police judge, and is rendering the city excellent service in that capacity. Fraternally Judge Carlisle is a member of Wyandotte Lodge, No. 440, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; of Pride of the West Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows; and is connected with other beneficial societies.

On May 1, 1901, Mr. Carlisle was united in marriage with Maud Munagle, a daughter of John and Anna Munagle, of Kansas City, Missouri, and they have three children, namely: Eunice, Ida May, and Gertrude.



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