The History of the Early Settlement of Norton County, Kansas

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D. R. Anthony for governor.  He has been a delegate to several state and district conventions of minor importance at other times.  He was a candidate for the legislature in 1882 but failed to get the nomination.  He was nominated for representative in 1888 defeating Mark J. Kelly, and was elected by an overwhelming majority, defeating George B. Stear, democrat and George Fry, union labor.  When the legislature organized he was placed on the ways and means and railroad committees, the most important committees of the Kansas legislature, as nearly all the legislation of importance to the Kansas farmer are referred to them.  He secured the passage of a bill exempting church parsonages from taxation, also one compelling money loaners to file property notes before they could be executed against innocent purchasers.  He worked hard to secure the passage of other bills that failed to become laws.  One of them that he introduced that failed was to increase the jurisdiction of the justices of the peace, another was to regulate tolls in grist mills and another was to compel insurance companies to pay full face of the policy in case of total loss by fire.  He voted for P. B. Plumb for United States senator and Clifford C. Baker for state printer.  He is a member of the school board of district number one [Norton] and is the republican nominee for mayor at this time.

white.JPG (42123 bytes) Richard Emerson White was born in Malaga, Monroe county, Ohio, on the 14 of September 1843 and lived there until fifteen years of age; then moved to Barnesville, Ohio attended common school and Fairview college until 18 years of age.  He enlisted in company B 3 Ohio infantry on the 15 day of October 1861 and was discharged on the 18 day of October 1864, was wounded at Battle of Perrysville, Kentucky, October 8, 1862, in right shoulder: was in hospitals at Louisville, Kentucky, Camp Dennison, Ohio, and in January 1863 was sent to Cleveland convalescent hospital, then in charge of J. R. McClurg Surgeon in charge when he was made messenger and in March was influenced by McClurg to study medicine and remained with him nearly two years.  After his discharge went to Rural Dale, Newark county, Ohio, and finished his studies with Dr. F Cooper, attended medical college at Cincinnati and commenced the pratice (sic) of medicine at Bristol, Morgan county, Ohio, in 1867; remained there little over a year and came to Washington, Kansas, arriving there on March 14, 1869.  He was register of deeds two years and clerk of district court four years of Washington county and in 1879 moved to Norton and engaged in the drug business, having abandoned the practice of medicine, except occasional calls in the city.  He was elected coroner in 1879, serving one term.

He was married April 11, 1867 to Mary E. Trimble of Rural Dale. Ohio. who died May 13, 1888.  They had four

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