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. 648-649 transcribed by Chris Robinson and Greg Tummons, students from USD 508, Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas, on December 1, 2000.


Frank Hollingsworth

FRANK HOLLINGSWORTH. - A man of much business energy and tact, Frank Hollingsworth is closely identified with the advancement of the mercantile prosperity of Wyandotte county, having a finely equipped and well stocked grocery in Kansas City, Kansas, at No. 726 Shawnee Road. He was born, February 18, 1862, in Richmond, Wayne county, Indiana, coming on the paternal side of Quaker stock, his immigrant ancestor having come to America with William Penn.

His father, Milton Hollingsworth, was a man of talent and culture, and for several years was engaged in professional work in Indiana and Ohio, teaching in some of the leading educational institutions of those states. He also founded the Hollingsworth College, at Williamsburg, Indiana, and also established several M. Hollingsworth commercial colleges, having seven in operation at one time in Indiana and Ohio. He died while yet in manhood's prime, in 1871, aged forty-seven years, his body being laid to rest in the cemetery at Richmond, Indiana. He married Susan Fallis, who died in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1907, and was buried beside her husband, in Richmond, Indiana. Eight children were born of their union, namely: Clarence, deceased; Inez, deceased; Ona, deceased; Arabelle, deceased; Martha, deceased; Frank, the special subject of this brief biographical sketch; Ellwood, deceased; and Milton, who lives in Kansas City, Missouri, at the corner of Seventy-fifth and Holmes streets, and owns property on the Shawnee Road.

Brought up and educated in Indiana, Frank Hollingsworth remained a resident of his native state until 1884, when he located in Wyandotte county, Kansas, which has since been his home. He was for a number of years in the dairy business, his mother living with him until her death. Soon after coming to Wyandotte county, Mr. Hollingsworth bought a large lot of land, two hundred feet deep, with a frontage of two hundred and twenty-five feet. He subsequently sold piece of it, ninety-two and one-half feet front, and the full depth. In 1911, he erected his present store building on the remaining part of his land, and is now prosperously engaged in the retail grocery business, carrying in stock everything in that line demanded by a first class patronage.

Mr. Hollingsworth is a steadfast Republican in politics, and has served as school director, and for many terms, before his district was made a part of Kansas City, was district clerk, and when the district was annexed he was the Republican nominee for clerk of Shawnee township. Mr. Hollingsworth is still unmarried.



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