The History of the Early Settlement of Norton County, Kansas

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lockard_fm.JPG (45762 bytes)Francis Marion Lockard was born in Coshocton county, Ohio, September 15, 1855, came to Kansas in June 1874, taught a three months' term of school at Neighborville the same year and taught a second term at same place in 1875.  He was engaged for some time in carrying the mail and was afterward engaged in the stock business for some time.  He was elected state senator in 1888 and served one term; was a candidate for congress in 1892 but failed to receive the nomination.

He was married to Rose A. Walter September 14, 1884.  She was born in Iowa November 14, 1865, died at Norton July 15, 1893.

They had four children, all boys; Claude Wesley born March 23, 1886; Clarence Arthur born October 12, 1887; Ray Walter born August 20, 1889; Francis Dawes born April 13, 1893.

lockard_jh.JPG (39402 bytes) James Harvey Lockard was born April 19, 1858 in Coshocton county, Ohio; attended the common school and took one term of three months at Hopedale normal school at Hopedale, Ohio; taught one term of school in Ohio in 1877; came to Kansas in the spring of 1878 and has been in the live stock and land business ever since.  Was married to Alice Marsh in Dec., 1888; has two children both girls, Leone and Velma.  He was a member of the city council in 1886 and census enumerator for this district in 1890

lockard_ra.JPG (42078 bytes) Robert Allen Lockard was born in Coshocton County, Ohio June 23, 1859.  He came to Kansas and settled in Norton February 14, 1879; has since been engaged in the live stock and real estate business.  He was married May 7, 1893 to Gertrude L. Shaffer; she came here from Iowa with her parents in 1879, she was born September 17, 1872; they have one child a boy named Arla Lee, born at Seward, Nebraska, in 1894.

Mathias Walter was born in Prussia October 15, 1830; came to America in 1846 and was married to Barbara Wise June 16, 1864.  She was born in Germany in 1826.  Nine children have been born to them.  Five of them lived in this county the others died in infancy.  They came to Norton county in September

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