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. 792 transcribed by Cody Garvin, student from USD 508, Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas, on March 12, 2001.


Frank McKenzie

FRANK MCKENZIE is well known throughout Wyandotte county, Kansas, as a raiser of high grade horses and mules. He and his wife own a fine tract of land, comprising six hundred acres, near Piper, where they have a beautiful and commodious home. Mr. McKenzie operates the farm both as a stock and grain farm, and the yield from both his cultivated fields and from his broad pastures is evidence of his enterprising management.

While a native of Wisconsin, Mr. McKenzie has spent nearly all his life in the vicinity in which he now lives. He was born in 1853 son of William L. and Elizabeth (Dixon) McKenzie; second in the family of seven children, all of whom were brought by the parents to Kansas about 1867. William L. McKenzie was a prosperous farmer in Wyanndotte county for many years, and made this place his home until his death, October 8, 1909. His wife died here November 10, 1909. Further mention of the McKenzie family will be found on another page of this work, in the sketch of Robert McKenzie, youngest member of the family.

Frank McKenzie received his education in the district school near his father's home, and under his father's instructions he became familiar with every detail of farm life. In 1906 he married Miss Lizzie Emhelling. Both he and his wife are members of the Presbyterian church, and politically, he casts his vote and influence with the Republican party. As a prosperous farmer and leading citizen, he stands high in the community.



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