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Do you have a short, biographical piece on a Lincoln County resident tucked away in a scrapbook, trunk or file. Does it come from an old local history, a family history or is it something you've written yourself. Send it in and share it with the rest of us! Type up your biography and email it to us and we'll post it below. Just observe the following guidelines...
To enter your Lincoln County biographies please follow the "Nine Commandments" of submission:

1- Email them to sixsunflowers@yahoo.com. Put LINCOLN CO BIOGRAPHY in your subject line. If you'd rather mail them to us through the U.S. Postal Service our address is: Bill and Diana Sowers, 1746 SW Fairmont Rd., Topeka, KS 66604
2- On the first line put the surname of the person.
3-On the second line put the person's full name. Try to use as full a name as you know. Put all surnames in capital letters. Put a nickname or other name used "in quotes." Put a maiden name in (parentheses). If a woman was married more than once add the surnames in order of husband married to. Here are some examples:
Armelia Elizabeth "Mel" (ALGER) POLLOCK
Susannah Maria "Maria" (CODY) SMITH JOHNSTON
Jacob "Jake" MELLONS
4-Limit your biography to less than 400 words. This may be hard. Some biographies go on and on. Figure out what to keep... what to drop. If we get something too long we'll have to send it back to you for editing. If you aware of an online biography just put down some bare bones information on the individual and link to the biographical source on the Internet. Examples of this are below.
5- It's ok to edit biographies you submit from other sources than yourself. If you want to add maiden names, correct/add dates or other information do so. Just put any added information in [brackets]. That lets the reader know that this is something not in the original obituary. Just remember to keep the whole thing under 400 words.
6-PLEASE.... Your biographies should be about Lincoln County residents only... A resident is an individual who lived in Lincoln County for part of his/her life. You may use material from other county histories if the person was born or lived in Lincoln County.
7-Include the source of the biography. If it's from a book, give the full title, author, year and place of publication. If it's from a newspaper or journal include the periodical's title, date of issue, volume number, issue number, and place of publication. A special warning... if you use a source that is copyrighted or published more recently than 1923 make sure you have the permission of the author/publisher before you submit it. If you write the biography yourself just say so.
8-Put "submitted by [your name and email address]" at the end. If you want to, include your postal address as well. Include your relation to the individual. Below you will find biographies with no "submitted by" notes. These biographies are usually provided by us as we come across them for people we are not related to. We hope they may be of some help to someone. If you'd also like to donate biographies about Lincoln County residents not related to you just let us know this when you send them to us.
9-Remember... these are biographies... not queries. If you have questions about a person, put them on the query page. We will delete questions/queries within a biography and ask you if you'd like them on the query page. On the other hand it's ok to write: "John Smith's birtdate is unknown." or "I do not know where John Smith was born."
It's as simple as that! Now, take a look at the biographies we have so far:
ANDERSON
George W. ANDERSON
...editor and proprietor, Lincoln County Register, was born on board the ship Wycliffe, 300 miles northeast of the harbor of New York, in September, 1846. He was married in 1866 to Miss Mary Townsend. He came to Lincoln County in 1879.
This is part of a biography found in an online version of: History of the State of Kansas (Lincoln County section) by William G. Cutler, first published in 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL.
ANDRESON
Henry August ANDRESON
....... is the president of the Central Kansas Business College, at Abilene, and has also served as president of the Abilene Commercial Club. He was born in Lincoln County, Kansas, Dec. 10, 1878, a son of Peter and Elizabeth ANDRESON, both born in Germany, though the mother was of French descent. The father came to the United States in October, 1867, and was followed by the mother in 1871. They were married Sept. 19, 1862, and of their union were born seven children. Ernest, Mary and Fred were born in Germany, and William, Peter, Emma and Henry August in Kansas, and all are living with the exception of Peter. The family was among the earliest pioneers in the western part of Kansas and lived through many adversities.
Henry A. ANDRESON attended the public schools of his native county until fifteen years old, when he entered the Kansas Christian College at Lincoln. Later he matriculated in the Kansas Wesleyan University at Salina and graduated in that institution, June 10, 1901, with the degree of Master of Arts. Upon the breaking out of the Spanish-American war he enlisted as a private and served until honorably discharged at Fort Leavenworth, Nov. 3, 1898. He then became a teacher and has taught in schools and colleges in Kansas, Arkansas and California for a period of ten years. On March 26, 1905, he founded the Central Kansas Business College, incorporated, at Abilene, and has continued as president of the institution up to the present time. On Jan. 15, 1908, he was elected president of the Abilene Commercial Club and served in that capacity with distinction, starting many new improvements by his persistent efforts.

On June 11, 1903, he was married to Miss Ada A., daughter of Lewis E. and Louise S. GOODNOW, of Polo, Mo., she being the seventh in a family of eight children and a descendant of the GOODNOW and BISSELL families of Massachusetts. She was educated in the schools of Missouri, completed the curriculum of the local high school, June 20, 1901, and afterward attended the Methodist College at Salina, Kansas. Of the union Mrs. and Mrs. ANDRESON has been born a son, Everett Harlan, Jan. 23, 1907.


This biography is found on page 969 in volume III, part two of: Kansas: a cyclopedia of State History.... published: Chicago, Illinois : Standard Publishing Company, 1912.
ARTMAN
Arthur ARTMAN
Probate judge... His title should be "The Marrying Judge," or "The Lightning Knot-Tier." He was born and raised in New York State at Hunter. Came to Kansas in 1879. Taught school for a number of years. Elected to his present office in 1902. He has married a great many people and everybody that he married voted for him, so he will probably be there as long as he wants to stay.

This biography is found on pages 57 of: A Souvenir History of Lincoln County, written by Elizabeth Barr. published Lincoln, Kansas, 1908. To find libraries holding this book click HERE.
BERNHARDT
Christian Frederick BERNHARDT
Christian Fredrick BERNHARDT, author of the book, Indian Raids in Lincoln County Kansas, 1864 and 1869, was born on February 18, 1847 in Denmark. His father was Fredrick BERNHARDT, his mother is unknown at this time. He siblings who are known were Sofie NIELSEN, H. Peter BERNHARDT, and Julie KRISTENSON. Christian came to America June 1, 1867, when he was 20 years old and settled in Chicago. He them moved to Junction City November 27, 1869, where he engaged in general blacksmithing On November 11, 1873, he married Johanna PETERSON who was born in Sweden. On September 9, 1875 he came to Lincoln County and settled in the Denmark area. Christian and Johanna BERNHARDT had the following children: Anna STIRN, Nellie HORTING, Lilly BERNHARDT, Dennis BERNHARDT, Maggie CLARK, & Charles BERNHARDT.
Christian didn't know English, but he learned with his children when they brought their school work home with them. I have some post cards, one from Yale University, and the other from a university in Russia, asking for copies of his book. He also raised the money for the monument that is on the lawn of the Lincoln County Courthouse.
Here follow some excerpts from newspaper clippings, some I know what paper, others I don't, but will give credit to who I can:
----"Chris BERNHARDT was a unique man in many ways. Once you met him you remembered him. In late years he devoted much time, labor and money to two methods of perpetuating the records of Lincoln County - one was a history of Lincoln County that he published perhaps ten years ago - the other "The Monument." [source unknown]
---From the Salina Journal: "There is scarcely a person in this county or the adjoining counties who has not heard of 'The Monument'. To meet C. BERNHARDT was to hear of it. Is was his 'hobby' and filled the last years of his life with interesting and beneficial employment."
---From the Junction City Daily Union, Sept 13, 1910: "C. BERNHARDT of Lincoln, Ks, was in the city today and is showing copies of the new book he has completed on the Indian Raids of Lincoln County, Kansas....... During the early years in Kansas he suffered many hardships of the pioneer man and several years ago he started to gather the information for the book that is now completed. Mr Bernhardt will come to this city later and those who wish to get a copy of the book will have an opportunity to do so. The books will sell for 50 and 75 cents."
---Lincoln Sentinel, 1919: "C. BERNHARDT, one of the oldest settlers of Lincoln County is dead. He lived at the ripe age of seventy-two, at the home of his daughter, Mrs W. B. HORTING at Tescott. He was buried at the Lincoln Cemetery Sunday.
Chris BERNHARDT was quite well known over central Kansas, because of his quaint originality and his everlasting perseverance. From the time of his arrival in this county, until the time of his death, his path was stony and there were few roses, there are none who will deny that he was a live wire and carried his plans to completion. He came from Denmark practically penniless. He died in financial circumstances generally termed well-to-do. He gathered his modest wealth over an anvil and out of the furrow and owed no man a favor for its possessions. His frugal habits and his rugged manners remained with him even after leisure gave him time to try his hand in molding public opinions. His sharp reasoning, his witty sarcasm and his scathing criticism were often annoying, but generally true."

Information submitted by Sandy Foulke (email: sfoulke@bigfoot.com), great great granddaughter.


BERRY
C. H. BERRY
County Commissioner. Born in England in 1859. Came to Lincoln County, Kansas, in 1872. His business and official career is as follows: Farmer thirteen years, merchant ten years, auctioneer a number of years, city councilman, deputy sheriff and county commissioner. He is smaller than the other two commissioners, but he can hold [h]is own and ably represents the First District.

Found on page 60 of: A Souvenir History of Lincoln County, written by Elizabeth Barr. published Lincoln, Kansas, 1908. To find libraries holding this book click HERE.
BIGGS
Guy C. BIGGS is one of the leading farmers and stockmen of Blaine Township, in Lane County (Kansas). He came to that county in the spring of 1900, but may be justly called a pioneer of Kansas, since he came to the state when a year-old infant with his parents, who located in Lincoln County. He is a son of the late Alexander T. BIGGS, who was a man of no little prominence in Lincoln County and was a veteran soldier of the Civil war. Alexander BIGGS was born in Meigs County, Ohio, Julyy[sic] 31, 1843.

A full biography of Guy C. Biggs can be found online in A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley. Originally published Chicago : Lewis Publishing Co, 1919.
BISHOP
E. B. BISHOP, dealer in flour, meal and grain, established his present business in Lincoln, Kansas, Jan. 1, 1883. Was born in Scotland, Oct. 16, 1826. Came to Lincoln County in 1873. Married in 1858 to Miss Sarah Beard.
This is part of a biography found in an online version of: History of the State of Kansas (Lincoln County section) by William G. Cutler, first published in 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL.
BRADBURY
Elbridge S. Bradbury, son of Edward and Abigail (HILL) BRADBURY, born Medford, Mass., Aug. 21, 1805. Prepared Phillips Academy., Exeter, New Hampshire; Amherst College, 1828-31. Taught Classical School, New Lebanon, New York, 1831-32; Classical and English School, Hudson, New York, 1832-33; tutor Amherst College, 1833-35; Princeton T. S., 1835-38; soliciting agent for Presbyterian Board. of Foreign Missions in Middle and Southern States, 1838; ordained as Presbyterian minister. Bedford, Penn., Nov. 18, 1839; p. there, 1839-41; Williamsport, Penn., 1841-47; New Providence, New Jersey, 1847-51; w. c. Elizabeth, N. J., 1851-53; proprietor and prin. Classical Institute, Hudson, N. Y., 1853-68; p. Cong. Ch., Sandisfield, 1868-73; s. s. New Boston, 1873-77; r. New Boston, 1877-79; home missionary in Lincoln, Kans., 1879-86; r. there, 1886-88. D. Lincoln,died Kans., January. 8, 1888. Married April 20, 1840, Mary J., daughter of Richardson UNDERHILL, Hudson, N. Y. Children: Augustus U. BRADBURY and Henry C. BRADBURY (A. C. 1866).
Gleaned from the Biographical record: Amherst College. White Plains, N.Y. : B.C. Harris Pub. Co.
BRADBURY
Henry Chase BRADBURY
Born 1844. Came to Kansas in 1872. Presbyterian minister mentioned frequently in newspaper and obituary pages of the Lincoln County GenWeb site. Son of Elbridge and Mary J. (UNDERHILL) BRADBURY. Living in Lincoln in 1918.
This is a summary of a biography found online in A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley. Originally published Chicago : Lewis Publishing Co, 1918..

BROWN
Charles J. BROWN
...banker, was born in Medford, Mass., May 10, 1846. Came to Lincoln County in 1880.
This is part of a biography found in an online version of: History of the State of Kansas (Lincoln County section) by William G. Cutler, first published in 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL.
BRUNT
S. H. BRUNT
County Surveyor. Born and raised in Iowa. Took a special course in surveying at Grand Island, Neb. Became a government surveyor and surveyed through Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico. Came to Lincoln County and served a number of terms as deputy County Surveyor, and was appointed to fill a vacancy. Has been elected four times since. As there is not much surveying to do Mr. BRUNT makes abstracting his main business.

From pages 28-29 of: A Souvenir History of Lincoln County, written by Elizabeth Barr. published Lincoln, Kansas, 1908. To find libraries holding this book click HERE.
BUZICK
Alonson Ruckman BUZICK - (born 1852)
A. R. BUZICK identified with many of the leading interests of Lincoln County, Kansas, and particularly with those of Sylvan Grove, A. R. BUZICK, who is president of the Sylvan State Bank, which he organized in May, 1892, is one of the representative business men of this section of the state and a vital factor in its future as in its past development.

A. R. BUZICK was born in the City of Des Moines, Iowa, October 11, 1852. His parents were Henry S. and Mary BUZICK, the former born in Ohio in 1818 and the latter in 1821, and both died at Lincoln, Kansas, the mother in 1910 [1908] and the father in 1907 [1903].

Mr. BUZICK was the first settler of the town, organized the first bank and has encouraged and financed many of the prospering enterprises here and has served Sylvan Grove as mayor for four terms. Credit is given him for having done more for the development of this place than any other individual and it has all been a forward movement, far-sightedly planned and wisely directed. In 1892 he organized the Sylvan State Bank, of which he has been president ever since and of which he and his son Henry S. are the heaviest stockholders. The bank is operated with a capital of $25,000; surplus profits, $50,000; deposits, $400,000….. In 1902 Mr. Buzick erected his handsome modern residence on Kentucky Avenue. In addition to his many other responsibilities Mr. BUZICK is on the directing board of the Wilson State Bank.

In politics Mr. BUZICK is a Republican but he has never been willing to accept any but local offices although interested as a good citizen in public matters far afield as well as at home. In the Masonic fraternity he belongs to Sylvan Grove Lodge No. 359, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; Ellsworth Chapter No. 54, Royal Arch Masons; Ellsworth Commandery, and to Isis Temple of the Mystic Shrine at Salina, Kansas. He belongs also to Wilson Lodge, Ancient Order of United Workmen.

Mr. BUZICK was married December 26, 1880, to Miss Mary McADAMS, who was born in Donipan County, Kansas, and they have four children: Henry S.; Alice, who is the wife of Dr. W. E. ANDRESON, a dental surgeon at Plainsville, Kansas; Lillie, who is the wife of Dr. P. S. ANDRESON, who is a dental surgeon at Sylvan Grove; and William A., who is cashier of the Farmers State Bank at Luray, Kansas.

This is a summary of a biography found in A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley. Originally published Chicago : Lewis Publishing Co, 1918, p 2643. [Edited significantly to meet the 400 word limit.]
Submitted by: Luci J. Baker ljbaker@whyweb.com
BUZICK
Alonson Ruckman BUZICK - (born 1889)
Alonson Ruckman BUZICK was born at Lincoln, Kansas, July 19, 1889, and since an early age has directed his studies and efforts toward excellence in the same profession which his father adorned. He was graduated from the law department of the University of Kansas with the class of 1914, and for about two years practiced at Kansas City, Kansas. In 1916 he opened his offices at Salina and has already acquired a substantial practice in that community.

On January 16, 1915, he married Miss Phyllis Margaret BURROUG. Mrs. BUZICK was born in Kansas City, Missouri, June 27, 1896, a daughter of Phillip E. and Cora (Swanson) BURROUG. Both her parents died in 1903. Her father for a number of years was British Vice Consul at Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. and Mrs. BUZICK have one son, Ira C., born December 24, 1915.

This is a summary of a biography found in A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley. Originally published Chicago : Lewis Publishing Co, 1918, p 2575.
Submitted by: Luci J. Baker ljbaker@whyweb.com
BUZICK
Henry S. BUZICK
Henry S. BUZICK [name sake of his grandfather an original pioneer of Lincoln Co. in 1870] the eldest of the above family [A.R. BUZICK] and a prominent citizen of Sylvan Grove, was educated in the public schools of this city and the Kansas Wesleyan University at Salina. He left that institution in 1899 to become bookkeeper in his father's bank, later became cashier and since 1909 has been vice president and part owner, with his father, of the controlling interest. He occupies his handsome modern residence on Kentucky Avenue, completed in 1912, but still more valuable is his farm of 320 acres four miles east of Sylvan Grove, situated in what probably is the oil belt. In politics he is a republican and has served as mayor of the city for six years, his administration, like that of his father, bringing added prosperity to the place. He is a man of broad and intelligent views and is serving as a member of the school board. He has large financial interests at other points and is president of the Farmers State Bank at Luray, Kansas, and is on the directorate of the Central National Bank of Ellsworth, Kansas. Both he and his father are valued members of the Kansas Bankers and the American Bankers Associations.

Henry S. BUZICK was married in September, 1912, at Ellsworth, Kansas, to Miss Fay[e] MORGAN, whose mother, Mrs. Mary MORGAN, still resides at Ellsworth. Mr. and Mrs. BUZICK have one child, A. M., who was born July 16, 1916. They are members of the Presbyterian Church, of which Mr. BUZICK is the church treasurer. They take part in the pleasant social life of the city and have a wide and ever increasing circle of friends. Mr. BUZICK is a thirty-second degree Mason and belongs to the Mystic Shrine. He served three terms as master of Sylvan Grove Lodge No. 359, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, and belongs to Ellsworth Chapter and Commandery, and to Isis Temple at Salina, Kansas.

This is a summary of a biography found in A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley. Originally published Chicago : Lewis Publishing Co, 1918, p 2643.
Submitted by: Luci J. Baker ljbaker@whyweb.com
BUZICK
Ira C. BUZICK
Ira C. BUZICK was one of the pioneer lawyers of Lincoln County. He was the first man elected to represent that county in the State Legislature after the county was formally organized in 1870. He had a long and active career as a lawyer and in public affairs, and the name is still continued on the professional rolls of the Kansas bar through his son, Alonson Ruckman BUZICK of Salina.

Ira C. BUZICK was born June 21, 1841, at Dayton, Ohio [Jefferson Co., IA]. His parents were also native Ohioans. At the age of twenty-two he took up the study of law, and when twenty-five years of age graduated from Allegheny College at Meadville, Pennsylvania. He soon afterwards went west and first located for practice at Oregon, Missouri. In 1868 he represented Holt County in the Missouri Legislature. He also founded the New Era, the first republican paper even published at Savannah, Missouri. Besides his newspaper work and his practice as a lawyer he served for a time as principal of an academy at Savannah.

In 1870 Ira C. Buzick came out to Kansas and located in Lincoln County. Lincoln County was created about 1867, but it had no civil organization until 1870. Mr. BUZICK took an active part in that process by which the county was organized, and in the election of November of that year he was chosen to represent the county in the State Legislature during the session of 1871. As a lawyer he built up a splendid practice at Lincoln and his services were in demand in litigation in other counties and also outside the state. As a criminal lawyer he had few peers and was also an orator of great power and effectiveness. He stood high in the public affairs both of his town and state. He was a thorough lawyer, was devoted to the science of jurisprudence, and was one of the most scholarly men of the Kansas bar. Ira C. BUZICK died suddenly in the Union Station at St. Louis, Missouri, in November, 1904.

Ira C. BUZICK married in 1873 Miss Elizabeth FARREL, who was born in New York state September 4, 1853. She now makes her home with her son, A. R. BUZICK in Salina. She was the mother of two children, the older being Mary Myrtle, who is now the wife of J. P. LANG of Salina.

This is a summary of a biography found in A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley. Originally published Chicago : Lewis Publishing Co, 1918, p 2643. [Edited slightly to meet the 400 word limit]
Submitted by: Luci J. Baker ljbaker@whyweb.com
BUZICK
William C. BUZICK
Hon. Wm C. BUZICK, the present incumbent of the county clerk’s office of Lincoln Co. was born in Madison Co. Ohio in 1829, He emigrated to Vermillion Co. Ill in 1837, emigrated to Jefferson Co., Iowa in 1840, and to Des Moines in the same state in 1846. At the age of eighteen he commenced the printing trade, and assisted in the publication of the first newspaper ever started in the place. After Des Moines was incorporated he was elected and served on term as a member of the city council.
In 1854, made a tour south through Texas, with a view of emigrating to that state. Not being satisfied with the southern climate he returned to Iowa the next autumn, and engaged in school teaching. In 1856-7 visited his native state, Ohio, where on the 1st of March 1857, he was united in marriage with Miss Emily J. LYMAN of Highland Co. of that state. This relation proved to be both very happy though of short duration. For on the 5th of May 1858, (after only a few months of happy married life with on of the most excellent of the earth) his wife died, and left him alone with a babe of but a few weeks. He resumed the profession of teaching again for a time.
In 1860, he went to the gold regions of Colorado, and engaged in mining, but returning the following winter to his former home at Des Moines, he again resumed teaching. July 12th 1862, he enlisted as a soldier, and served two years in the rebellion, after which he traveled in Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska, engaged in selling small fruits, and finally located at Mound City Holt Co., MO where he remained one year, and from thence he emigrated to Lincoln Co., Kansas in October 1870, where he still resides.
For over three years the settlers of Lincoln Co., then, have been acquainted with Wm C. BUZICK, and the fact of his election last November, by a large majority, to the office of county clerk for two years, is sufficient evidence of the confidence of the people in his integrity and qualification for the office, he having served as deputy under the former county clerk. We think we venture nothing when we confidently assert that the proper of Lincoln Co. almost universality have the utmost confidence in his moral worth and integrity.

Source: Lincoln County News, January 22, 1874, Volume #1, Number 45, page 2
Submitted by: Luci J. Baker (email: ljbaker@whyweb.com) ... relation as of yet unknown.
Note... Luci condensed the original article (about 525 words) to fit our 400 word limit for biographies.
CALENE
John CALENE
Born 1856. Came to the United States from Sweden in 1866. Son of L.E. and Christine CALENE. Lived in Sylvan Grove.
A full biography can be found online in A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley. Originally published Chicago : Lewis Publishing Co, 1918..
CHENEY
William H. CHENEY
Born 1854. Came to Kansas in 1871. Son of William B. and Sarah (BAECHTEL) CHENEY. Lived in Vesper.
A full biography can be found online in A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley. Originally published Chicago : Lewis Publishing Co, 1918..
CIPRA
Winslow CIPRA
Born 1873. Came to Kansas in 1877 from Bohemia. Son of Frank and Anna (FISHER) CIPRA. Lived in Lincoln. A full biography can be found online in A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley. Originally published Chicago : Lewis Publishing Co, 1918.
COLE
Dr. Sarah A. and Miss Hannah R. COLE
Dr. Sarah A. COLE is the second lady physician to locate in Lincoln County, and the only practitioner of the Homeopathic school in Lincoln. She was born on the Atlantic Ocean, and received her early education in the schools of West Virginia. She came to Lincoln County in 1882 and taught school here for a number of years. Her medical education began under the preceptorship of Dr. Sarah A. GOFF, with whom she studied two years. She graduated from the Iowa University in 1889, and located at Port Austin, Mich. During her eight years practice there she was city health officer for three years and medical examiner for the Ladies of the Macabees.
In 1898 she went to the Hannemann Medical College in Chicago, took a full years' course and graduated. Having friends in Lincoln she decided to locate here. Eight years ago Dr. COLE began building a sanitarium for the accommodation of emergency cases. At the present time it has a capacity of ten patients with hospital facilities and all modern improvements. A new bath house annex i nearly completed. I will contain the apparatus for all kinds of water, electric, vapor and sun baths.
Miss Hannah R. COLE is a sister of Doctor COLE. She is a trained nurse of the sanitarium and also gives osteopathic massage.


From pages 28-29 of: A Souvenir History of Lincoln County, written by Elizabeth Barr. published Lincoln, Kansas, 1908. To find libraries holding this book click HERE.
DAVIDSON
N. J. DAVIDSON
Came to Lincoln County about 1887. He was a real estate and loan man. Served as county clerk for four and one half years. Living in Lincoln in 1908.

This is a summary of a biography found on page 116 of: A Souvenir History of Lincoln County, written by Elizabeth Barr. published Lincoln, Kansas, 1908. To find libraries holding this book click HERE.
DAVIS
W. W. DAVIS & SON
..., grocers, located in Lincoln, Kan., in 1874. The elder DAVIS was born 1828 in Kentucky. The junior member of the firm, Frank Davis, was born in Lincoln, Nebr., Nov. 22, 1860.

This is part of a biography found in an online version of: History of the State of Kansas (Lincoln County section) by William G. Cutler, first published in 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL.


GREENE
Ogden Norman GREENE
GREENE, Ogden Norman was born in Hannibal, New York on January 12, 1844. He spent his boyhood days on the farm of his father, Norman. He was a soldier in the Civil War enlisting in 1862 and discharged in 1865. He moved to Adel, Iowa after the war and learned the trade of carpenter and cabinet maker.

Greene moved to Kansas in 1870 and homesteaded one and one-half miles southeast of Lincoln. He married Mary Amelia, daughter of Milo M. and Clarissa Taylor GEORGE in August 1871. She died in Lincoln in 1905. They had six children, Clinton Albert, Beverly; Carrie (died in infancy); George Ogden, Paradise, Ks.; Clarissa (Clara), Miami, Florida; Rockwell W., Lincoln, Ks.; and Laurenz of Lafayette, Ind.

Ogden was involved in the building of the townsite of Abram. along with his cousin, Myron Greene.

In her book, "Lincoln--That County in Kansas" Dorothe Tarrence Homan writes, "O.N. Greene supervised the work on every building in Abram assisted by carpenters Hi Hammer and Ras Grubb. The courthouse, although never used, was built of native stone, the blacksmith shop was built of logs from the nearby Saline river and the residences and other buildings were built of lumber hauled from Salina, mostly by Myron D. Greene, who operated a lumber yard."

Ogden Greene died at home December 7, 1922.

Written and submitted by Laurenz S. Greene, lava@dustdevil.com


GREENE
Rockwell W. GREENE
Born in Lincoln, Kansas, August 29, 1880, the son of Ogden Norman and Mary Amelia (GEORGE) GREENE. He married Selma M. NELSON, April 30, 1907, in Topeka, Kansas. She was born in Topeka, Kansas, February 16, 1880. They had four children: Rockwell N., Marion Mildred, Margaret M., and Mary Elizabeth.

Biographical information on Rockwell W. Greene can also be found on page 457 of the book, Illustriana Kansas (Hebron, Nebraska : Ilustriana Incorporated, 1933)
HALL
Dr. H. M. HALL
...is the oldest practitioner (i.e. physician) in Lincoln at present. He was born near London, England, in 1835, and came with the family to Illinois the next year and lived in Toulson. His education was received in the schools of Illinois and the Knox Seminary in Galesburg. He graduated from the medical department of the Iowa University, receiving his degree in 1858. After practicing medicine in Stark County, Illinois, for a number of years he entered the Chicago Medical College, which is now the medical department of the Northwestern University, and graduated in 1881.
He came to Lincoln in 1885 and has practiced here ever since. Ten years ago he went into the drug business in connection with his practice. Doctor HALL was made a Mason in 1862 and is now on of the oldest Masons in the state.


From page 24 of: A Souvenir History of Lincoln County, written by Elizabeth Barr. published Lincoln, Kansas, 1908. To find libraries holding this book click HERE.
HEALY
Michael Joseph HEALY
Born 1891 in Lincoln County. Son of Owen and Mary (DUDLEY) HEALY. His parents and grandmother came to Lincoln County area soon after the Civil War.
A full biography can be found online in A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley. Originally published Chicago : Lewis Publishing Co, 1918..
HERMAN
Frederick William HERMAN
Born 1851. Came to Lincoln County in 1873. Son of Alexander and Amelia (BODENSTADT) HERMAN. Lived in Lincoln.
A full biography can be found online in A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley. Originally published Chicago : Lewis Publishing Co, 1918.
HERMAN
Virgil Oliver HERMAN
Living in Garden City, Kansas, in 1919, Virgil O. HERMANS was born in Lincoln County December 20, 1876. His grandfather, Henry HERMAN, a native of Germany, was a silversmith by trade, and spent his last years in Kansas, at Burlingame. He married Amelia BORGSTETTER, and they were the parents of eight sons and four daughters. Among the sons were Henry, who was killed while a Union soldier; William, John, Robert and Fred, all of whom lived in Kansas, and Charles and Thomas, who lived in California.

Frederick William HERMAN, father of Virgil O., was born at Bainbridge, Ohio, in 1849, and when a young man left that state and moved out to Taylor County, Iowa. He has always been a farmer and stock man. He was one of the settlers of Lincoln County, Kansas, in the early '70s proved up a claim there, and for many years used his lands for the production of stock and grain. He finally sold his farm and entered the grain and telephone business at Lincoln, where he owned an elevator and was interested in several other plants along the Union Pacific Railway. In Taylor County, Iowa, he married Susan PACE, a native of that county and daughter of Richard Foster Pace. Their children are: Rilla Estella, wife of George W. YENSER, of Denver, Colorado; Virgil O.; Richard Foster, in the telephone business at Abilene, Kansas; Frederick William, Jr., of Denver; D. Blaine, of Lincoln, Kansas; Cecil, wife of Jacob SCHARER, of Junction City, Kansas; Hazel, who married Charles AVERY, Mr. Avery having been one of the American soldiers on board the torpedoed transport Tuscania, but reached his destination in safety.

A full biography of Virgil O. Herman can be found online in A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley. Originally published Chicago : Lewis Publishing Co, 1919.
HOLTER
Harold Vincent HOLTER
Born September 4, 1902, in Lincoln, Kansas, son of Henry Oliver HOLTER and Lenna Dale MATER. His father was a Methodist minister stationed in Lincoln at the time of Harold's birth. He was born in Indiana in 1870 and died in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1932. His mother was also born in Indiana in 1873. Harold HOLTER was a physician. According to Social Security death records he died in June, 1976 with his place of residence at time of death as Kansas City, Kansas.
A full biography of Harold HOLTER can be found on page 547 of the book, Illustriana Kansas. Hebron, Neb. : Illustriana Inc., 1933.
HOWER
George Harrison HOWER
Born 1885. Married at Lincoln, December 27, 1916, to Miss Luella Farquharson. Son of Milton and Ida Matilda (HARTE) HOWER. His grandparents, Harrison George and Maria Elizabeth (KLEPPINGER) HOWER settled in Rosette, Lincoln County, in 1885.
A full biography containing more information on all the above persons can be found online in A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley. Originally published Chicago : Lewis Publishing Co, 1918.
HOWER
Morris Edwin HOWER
Born May 22, 1905, in Sylvan Grove, Kansas, the son of George Harrison and Ellen Lenora (YENSER) HOWER. George Harrison HOWER was born October 16, 1870, in Catasauqua, Penn. Morris Edwin HOWER married Lauvera Pearl LINGLE in 1929. She was born June 25, 1903, in Sylvan Grove, Kansas, the daughter of Robert H. and Ida (BRYANT) LINGLE. They had one child, Fa Donna HOWER. According to Social Security Death records Morris HOWER died in July, 1985.
Biographical information on Rockwell W. Greene can also be found on page 457 of the book, Illustriana Kansas (Hebron, Nebraska : Ilustriana Incorporated, 1933)
HULTNER
Dr. Alfred HULTNER
This remarkable man was born in Seden in the province of Osteryshland, city of Lindkoping. His early education was in the government schools of his native city. He attended college at the University of Upsala, and studied medicine first at the Karolinska Medicuska institution in Stockholm, later at the University of Heidelberg in Germany, spending five years in the study of medicine in these two schools. Doctor Hultner practiced medicine first in Spanish Honduras in the city of Puerto Cortez, in the year 1893. The next year he was registered to practice medicine in Iowa. The next year he attended the University Medical College at Kansas City and took his degree.
In 1897 there was a private hospital of considerable size at Lawrence owned by BUNN & HULTNER, in which our friend was a full partner. Doctor HULTNER has been practicing in Lincoln since 1898. His specialties are surgery and diseases of women and children. Among his other accomplishments he speaks five languages, Danish, Swedish, German, Spanish and English.


From page 26 of: A Souvenir History of Lincoln County, written by Elizabeth Barr. published Lincoln, Kansas, 1908. To find libraries holding this book click HERE.
HUNDERTMARK
George August HUNDERTMARK
Born March 5, 1876, in Freeport, Pennsylvania, the son of Henry H. and Caroline (STEINHOFF) HUNDERTMARK. Came with his parents to Lincoln County in 1877. Married November 15, 1899, in Branchville, Indiana, to Mollie Clarinda POLLARD. They had three children: Ethyl, Gladys (Mrs. Carol DeNio), and Doris (Mrs. Robert Axtell).

Biographical information on George A. Hundertmark can also be found on page 570 of the book, Illustriana Kansas (Hebron, Nebraska : Ilustriana Incorporated, 1933)
HUTCHISON
Geo E. HUTCHISON
Register of Deeds. He was born in Missouri, but please don't hold that against him, for he as been in Lincoln County long enough to be an old settler, and has lived it down. Came to Kansas at the age of eight and his home was at Beloit till he came here. Mr. HUTCHISON is one of the jolly men of the court house crowd, and has plenty of friends

From page 58 of: A Souvenir History of Lincoln County, written by Elizabeth Barr. published Lincoln, Kansas, 1908. To find libraries holding this book click HERE.
JOHNSON
Stephen J. and John WILLIAM JOHNSON
...of the firm, Johnson Bros., Barnard, Kansas, dealers in General Mechandise, were born in Hawkins County, Tennessee, in the foothills of the Cumberland Mountains. They were the sons of William Henry and Elizabeth Jane (KERR) JOHNSON. John William Johnson was born July 4, 1863. They moved with their parents to Appanoose County, Iowa, in the year 1868, and in the spring of 1874 removed from there to Mitchell County, Kansas, and located with their parents on a homestead about twelve miles west of Barnard. They started in the mercantile business and made many warm friends in and around town. They are well known throughout Lincoln and Mitchell County through their long residence in both. John W. JOHNSON was married to Emma Elizabeth FAULHABER at Victor, Kansas, on February 19, 1893. She was born August 7, 1871, in Lindsey, Kansas. John and Emma JOHNSON had three children: Ethel, Calvin and Beulah (Mrs. John A. CRAIG)

This comes in part from an adverstisement found on page 87 of: A Souvenir History of Lincoln County, written by Elizabeth Barr. published Lincoln, Kansas, 1908. To find libraries holding this book click HERE.
Biographical information on John W. Johnson can also be found on page 601 of the book, Illustriana Kansas (Hebron, Nebraska : Ilustriana Incorporated, 1933)
KRUGG
Albert Arthur KRUGG was born October 20, 1864, in Dodge County, Wisconsin, the son of John Frederick and Wilhelmina MEINHARDT KRUGG. John F. KRUGG was born in Germany. He died in Lincoln, Kansas. Wilhelmina MEINHARDT KRUGG was also born in Germany and died in Lincoln, Kansas. They came to Kansas in 1886. Albert KRUGG was married to Eliza Eva MONTGOMERY in Lincoln, Kansas, on October 16, 1892. She was born August 3, 1871, in Iowa.

Biographical information on Albert Arthur Krugg can also be found on page 664 of the book, Illustriana Kansas (Hebron, Nebraska : Ilustriana Incorporated, 1933)
LONG
S. H. LONG
County Commissioner. He is a Democrat, but the Democrats are a majority on the Board of Comissioners, so it is all right. He was born in Pennsylvania in 1850, and came to Lincoln County, Kansas, in 1878, and engaged in farming. His home is on his fine farm not far from Lincoln. He was elected to office four years ago.

Found on page 60 of: A Souvenir History of Lincoln County, written by Elizabeth Barr. published Lincoln, Kansas, 1908. To find libraries holding this book click HERE.
LOUGHRIDGE
Dr. James LOUGHRIDGE
Dr. James LOUGHRIDGE was born and raised in Appanoose County, Iowa. He received his common school education in a little school house with a red door. He went to Amity College, at College Springs, Iowa. His medical education was in the University Medical College, at Kansas City, Mo., where he took his degree in 1889. He has had a great deal of hospital and clinical work. Ever since his graduation Doctor LOUGHRIDGE has practiced in Lincoln, where he has a large and lucrative practice. He has a large, well equipped office, containing among other things an operating table and ex ray room. He is especially prepared for eye work.

From page 25 of: A Souvenir History of Lincoln County, written by Elizabeth Barr. published Lincoln, Kansas, 1908. To find libraries holding this book click HERE.
LOUNSBURY
Carlton M. LOUNSBURY
Born 1846. Came to Kansas in 1870. Son of Rudolphus and Almira (BROWN) LOUNSBURY. Lived in Lincoln.
A full biography can be found online in A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley. Originally published Chicago : Lewis Publishing Co, 1918..
LYON
Willard E. LYON
Born in Chilton, Wisconsin, March 30, 1874. Two years later his family moved to Lincoln County where they have since made their home. He has been a member of the State Text Book Commission since 1905. He is also a member of the Lincoln school board.

This is a summary of a biography found on page 115 of: A Souvenir History of Lincoln County, written by Elizabeth Barr. published Lincoln, Kansas, 1908. To find libraries holding this book click HERE.
McCURDY
John Joseph McCURDY
Born September 5, 1878, in Lawrence, Kansas, the son of James Thomas and Bridget Catherine (MURPHY) McCURDY. His father died at Lincoln November 18, 1932.
Biographical information on John J. McCURDY can also be found on page 762 of the book, Illustriana Kansas (Hebron, Nebraska : Ilustriana Incorporated, 1933)
McCURRY
T. J. McCURRY
T. J. McCURRY was born in North Carolina in 1841. Was married to Miss Mary BOWEN in Georgia in 1866 and three years later he brought his family to Kansas, locating on what is now the ADAMS place. He farmed this place about fifteen years and then bought of David SWANK the place he is now on near Milo... Mr. McCURRY commenced buying grain at Milo in 1889 and in 1891 he built the elevator now being operated by his son, Thomas.... When he landed in this county he had a team and wagon, but no money. That was in 1869. He gained a little on adversity during the next three or four years, but along came the grasshoppers in 1874 and set him back---'way back.... But he stayed with the proposition and to-day he is one of our solid men. He is a stockholder in the Barnard mill, lumber yard, investment company, a director of the Bank of Barnard, and president of the Barnard Telephone Company.... Mr. and Mrs. McCURRY have raised a family of five daughters and one son. Three of the daughters are married: Mrs. Ella BORGAN, Mrs. Ida RICHARDSON, and Mrs. Esther LENHART. The first two live not far from Barnard, the last one at Plymouth, Kansas.

This is a summary of a biography found on pages 64-65 of: A Souvenir History of Lincoln County, written by Elizabeth Barr. published Lincoln, Kansas, 1908. To find libraries holding this book click HERE.
McFARLAND
Edwin A. McFARLAND
Born in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, September 20, 1860, the son of James and Mary Agnes (MATTHEWS) McFARLAND. He married Nannie M. SMITH at Lincoln, Kansas, September 4, 1889. She was born in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. They had four children: James H., Louis E., Raph S., and Eugene A.

Biographical information on Edwin A. McFarland can also be found on page 765-66 of the book, Illustriana Kansas (Hebron, Nebraska : Ilustriana Incorporated, 1933)
MATSON
Carrie MATSON
Probably the youngest teacher that ever taught in Lincoln or any other County was Carrie Matson, now professor of Latin at Kansas University. About 1880 teachers were scarce, and Carrie who was thirteen but looked any age from eighteen to twenty-five, was granted a certificate and taught successfully at Rocky Point. At Pottersburg her success was repeated but it leaked out that she was under age and the superintendent got the roast that was coming to him. A quarter century of successful work has justified the judgement of the examining board.

From pages 100-101 of: A Souvenir History of Lincoln County, written by Elizabeth Barr. published Lincoln, Kansas, 1908. To find libraries holding this book click HERE.
MEEK
J. W. MEEK
Clerk of the District Court. Here is a man with some real history. Born in Meigs County, Ohio, November 2, 1841. Enlisted in Company E, 75th Ohio Volunteers in 1862. Taken prisoner at the Battle of Gainesville, Florida, August 17, 1864, and was in Andersonville and Florence prisons until February 26, 1865. Came to Lincoln County, Kansas, in 1879, and took a homestead. Elected County Clerk in 1889, and served four years.

From page 58 of: A Souvenir History of Lincoln County, written by Elizabeth Barr. published Lincoln, Kansas, 1908. To find libraries holding this book click HERE.
MONTGOMERY
Robert MONTGOMERY family
Robert MONTGOMERY, his wife Eliza, & their family moved to Iowa County, Iowa in 1854. They started overland for Kansas in 1873. Coming through Nebraska, one of the children was hurt compelling them to stay there for a year, coming to Kansas in 1874, & settling in the Prairie Grove area. Robert and his son, Robert Jr. were killed in a prairie fire in rural Lincoln County on 3-13-1879. Also killed was the first husband of Rachel, who later married Charles MONTGOMERY. Three were killed in that fire. The MONTGOMERY family is buried inside a small fenced area in the Prairie Grove Cemetery. The small fence was put in to protect the early graves from livestock. The gate to the fence has the name "Montgomery" on it. This is in rural Lincoln County. The Prairie Fire took place near the Prairie Grove Cemetery, I'd think there ought to be a news paper article on it, after all 3 lives were lost in it.
Robert was my wife Arlene MONTGOMERY GARRETT's great great grandfather. Arlene has all 4 sides of her family were living in Lincoln Co. at one time. Arlenes great great grandparents on the MONTGOMERY, MOLLENKAMP, LESSOR, & WEIDMAN, all lived in Lincoln Co.. All Arlenes great great grandparents are buried in cemeteries in Lincoln County, along with several other of her relatives. There is still cousins of hers living in Lincoln Co.
This information was supplied by Gayle & Arlene Garrett. email address: garr@ruraltel.net
NEWLON
Malcolm NEWLON
A physician, he was born in Lincoln County, Kansas, May 10, 1886, the son of Be Be and Tina (FITZWATER) NEWLON. He was married to Leah Fern HAYDEN September 13, 1910 in Kansas City. They had one son, Paul Hayden NEWLON.

Biographical information on Malcolm Newlon can also be found on page 866 of the book, Illustriana Kansas (Hebron, Nebraska : Ilustriana Incorporated, 1933)
NEWLON
Dr. Paul NEWLON
The youngest member of the medical fraternity in Lincoln, is a home product. He was born here and received his common and high school education in the home schools. He attended the University Medical College in Kansas City, Mo., and while in Kansas City he had considerable hospital work. He was eight months at the University hospital, a the City Hospital two years, and has a diploma from that institution. He was an intern for several months. For four months he was on the police ambulance staff. Last May he graduated and came to Lincoln to practice. He has been busy ever since.

From page 27 of: A Souvenir History of Lincoln County, written by Elizabeth Barr. published Lincoln, Kansas, 1908. To find libraries holding this book click HERE.
POLACK
Theodore H. POLACK
Born 1860. Came to Marshall County, Kansas, in 1878. Son of Gustav W. and Elizabeth (HANS) POLACK. In the biography his mother is living in Sylvan Grove with her daughter, Christina (POLACK) BEHRHORST. Another Lincoln County family mentioned in the biography is RIEKENBERG.
A full biography can be found online in A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley. Originally published Chicago : Lewis Publishing Co, 1918..
RATZSCH
Carl, "Karl," "Charles" Julius August RATZSCH
Carl Julius August RATZSCH was born May 28, 1857, in Schleswig, Germany, came to the United States on October 8, 1880, and settled in Lincoln County Kansas on March 3, 1881. He was married to the former Margaret KOHLER, who, with their young son Hans and daughter Lena, joined Carl in Lincoln a year after Carl arrived. Nine other children were born of this marriage. Two died as infants. The surviving children Hans F., Lena M. (SPARKS), Charles O., Willie Raenhart, May Pearl (Dodge), Walter J., Henry Edward and Ray Emerson were reared in Lincoln County.

Carl homesteaded on land in Franklin Township where the family lived until March 10, 1910. At that time they moved to a large new home in the town of Lincoln. Carl, having acquired hundreds of acres of land around Lincoln, became a rather substantial citizen and was instrumental in erecting a number of the business buildings in Lincoln. However, he met with a number of financial reverses, not the least of which was our great national financial crisis of 1929, and died a poor and humble man in Lincoln on November 17, 1937. He was preceded in death by his son Hans, who was struck by lightening on June 15, 1905, his son Willie (Mabel E. nee REED) on November 16, 1916, his son Henry Edward (Sarah BAIR) on September 26, 1921, and his wife Margaret (KOHLER) on April 26, 1929.

(This was written by Robert Ray Ratch on April 23, 1999. Robert is a grandson of Carl, and the son of Ray Emerson who was born on the farm south of town in Lincoln County on July 26, 1898. The story is based upon copies of newspaper obtiuaries and records in the family's possession. The obituaries relied upon are typed copies and show no source. )
Submitted by Robert R. Ratch, 447 Red Rock Dr., Lindenhurst, IL 60046 - E-Mail: RRR8271@aol.com
REES
Benjamin REES
Born 1869. Son of John and Nancy REES. He lived in Mitchell County, but his parents, also mentioned in the biography, were residents of Barnard.
A full biography can be found online in A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley. Originally published Chicago : Lewis Publishing Co, 1918..
REES
N. B. REES
Mr. REES is one of our old settlers, having come to Lincoln County in 1872, and lived here ever since, except for a short time when he was in Oklahoma. He has the honor of having made the first picture made in the county, and was in the photograph and jewelry business for ten years. He is now in the laundry business. Mr. REES is a Civil War veteran, and his native home was Bloomington, Illinois.

This is a summary of a biography found on pages 63-64 of: A Souvenir History of Lincoln County, written by Elizabeth Barr. published Lincoln, Kansas, 1908. To find libraries holding this book click HERE.
RYAN
Edward J. RYAN
Born 1859. Came to Lincoln County in 1871. Son of John C. and Ann (CROW) RYAN. Lived in Lincoln.
A full biography can be found online in A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley. Originally published Chicago : Lewis Publishing Co, 1918..
SHAVER
Charles William SHAVER
Born January 16, 1890, at El Dorado, Kansas, the son of Silas Sylvester SHAVER and Frances Mariah BUCKINGHAM. His father was born in Connersvill, Indiana, in 1856. His mother was born at Cherry Point, Illinois, in 1865. Charles William SHAVER was a 1908 graudate of Lincoln High School. He married Vera Nan WOODY in Lincoln on June 26, 1915. She was born in Lincoln August 21, 1888. They had four children: Charles William, Jr., John Alden, Mary Ellen, and Shirley Ann. In 1933 Mr. SHAVER was living in Salina, Kansas.

More biographical information on Charles William SHAVER can be found on page 1045 of the book, Illustriana Kansas (Hebron, Nebraska : Ilustriana Incorporated, 1933)
SHELKSOHN
Otto W. SHELKSOHN
Born 1868. Came to Kansas in 1896. Son of F. X. SHELKSOHN. Lived in Sylvan Grove.
A full biography can be found online in A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley. Originally published Chicago : Lewis Publishing Co, 1918..
SKINNER
Hon. E. T. SKINNER
"Representative from Lincoln County," who secured an appropriation for the Beecher's Island monument. He belongs to one of the oldest and best families in the county, his people having moved here in 1866. His mother was the first school teacher in Lincoln County and his uncle, D. C. SKINNER, was one of the Forsyth scouts.

From page 56 of: A Souvenir History of Lincoln County, written by Elizabeth Barr. published Lincoln, Kansas, 1908. To find libraries holding this book click HERE.
SMITH
James Albert SMITH
Born in Cass County, Michigan, April 16, 1853, the son of Charles and Maria Elizabeth (FISH) SMITH. He married Gertrude BROWNING August 25, 1883 in Brown County, Kansas. They had three children: Roy Kenneth, Grace May, and Eva Marjorie.

Biographical information on James Albert Smith can also be found on page 1080 of the book, Illustriana Kansas (Hebron, Nebraska : Ilustriana Incorporated, 1933)
SNAPP
George SNAPP
George SNAPP is one of the younger old settlers. He was born in West Virginia in 1859. He came to Kansas with his parents in 1873, being nearly 14 years old. His parents located in Salt Creek Township and George's first work in Kansas was herding cattle. The SNAPP family came just in time to be "at home" when the grasshoppers came on the fourth of July, 1874.... He was married in 1885 to a Mitchell County girl then living near Coursen's Grove named Winnifred WINES. To this union have been born six children, five of them still living. Their first child, a girl, died fourteen years ago. About the year 1885 Mr. SNAPP bought the farm he now lives on four miles and a half northeast of Barnard. The above is copied from the "Barnard Bee." Since it was written Mr SNAPP has become owner of a section of land in Ellis County, south of Natoma.

This is a summary of a biography found on pages 63-64 of: A Souvenir History of Lincoln County, written by Elizabeth Barr. published Lincoln, Kansas, 1908. To find libraries holding this book click HERE.
STANLEY
A. J. STANLEY
County superintendent of Schools... The man who made Lincoln County famous. Born and raised here. Went to the Legislature and helped make lasw while still in knee pants.
As County Superintendent of Schools he introduced the study of agriculture. Helped revise the school laws. The fact that he once lived at Colbert could not keep a good man down.

This biography is found on pages 63-64 of: A Souvenir History of Lincoln County, written by Elizabeth Barr. published Lincoln, Kansas, 1908. To find libraries holding this book click HERE.
TAYLOR
W. H. TAYLOR
County Commissioner. One of the Barons of Spillman. He lives in one of the finest homes of the county. He is giving eminent satisfaction in his office as the people of the west side consider he has done more for them than any other man they have had. He is the good looker among the county officers.

This biography is found on pages 59 of: A Souvenir History of Lincoln County, written by Elizabeth Barr. published Lincoln, Kansas, 1908. To find libraries holding this book click HERE.
WAIT
W.S, Anna and A.H. WAIT
Information on the WAIT family can be found throughout the Souvenir History of Lincoln County. Photographs of W.S. WAIT, his wife, Anna, and their son, A. H. WAIT, appear on page 111 of: A Souvenir History of Lincoln County, written by Elizabeth Barr. published Lincoln, Kansas, 1908. To find libraries holding this book click HERE.

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