EARNEST HOWARD EMBRY, general farmer and stock raiser near Piper, Kansas, ranks with the representative citizens of Wyandotte county. Mr. Embry was born in Douglas county, Kansas, July 14, 1861, son of Gibson H. and Josephine (Johnson) Embry, the former a native of Kentucky and the latter of Pennsylvania. Mr. Embry's father, and grandfather Johnson were among the pioneers of Lawrence, Kansas, and in its infancy worked hard to promote its growth and development. They built the old Johnson Hotel, a well known hostelry in those days, which was burned by Quantrell during the war. Gibson H. Embry and his wife are now living, retired, at San Antonio, Texas. Their children, nine in number, are all residents of Kansas. Their names in order of birth are as follows: Issola, Alberta, Clifton, Mabel, Ralph, Clarence, Harold, Avis and Earnest H.
Earnest H. Embry spent his boyhood days on a farm in Franklin county, Kansas, and received his early education in the district schools, supplementing this training with a course in the agricultural school at Manhattan. His whole life has been devoted to farming. In 1897 he came to Wyandotte county, where he has since made his home. Here he has one hundred and sixty-seven acres, utilized for general farming and stock raising, and he is also the owner of a ranch comprising three hundred and twenty acres in San Juan county, New Mexico, near Flora Vista. His stock on his Kansas farm consists chiefly of horses and mules.
In 1890, Mr. Embry married Miss Clara Ware, of Grundy county, Missouri, and they have one son, Clyde L.
Mr. Embry, while not a member of any church, is inclined, as he says, "to lean toward the Methodist faith." His political creed is that of the independent. At the polls he picks out the best man, and always supports the man rather than the party. He is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America.
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