of 1879 and located in Garfield township. They have five children, L. Bertrand, James M, Minnie E., Willie E., and Carl C.
Minnie was married to L. B. Doolittle January 30, 1891. L. Moormon, the eldest son taught school for several years and was for a time traveling salesman for a St. Louis house. He is at present studying law in the office of C. D. Jones.
In August 1878, Edwin Snow, Charles Brownson, Julson Forbes, Orson Snow and F. M. Snow came here from Webster county, Nebraska, and took land in Garfield township. On August 1878 Orson Snow and his son Edwin came and took land in Garfield township. In 1879, Edgar Snow, another son, came. Charles Brownson, Judson Forbes and F. M. Snow came with Orson Snow. They were all formerly from Missouri but had been in Nebraska for a short time previous to coming here. They returned from Nebraska permanently with their families in October 1878. West and Dick Butler and Will Davies came back with them. Orson Snow took the land now owned by Mr. Lawrence; but never established a permanent residence. He resides at Vienna, Missouri, at this time.
Edwin Snow married Will Davies' eldest sister. He remained here until 1882. He lives at Atlanta, Missouri.
Edgar Snow's wife was a sister to Ed I. Jones. They remained here until 1881. He lives at Vienna, Missouri.
Judson Forbes relinquished his claim to his father, Anson Forbes, and returned to Missouri the same year. Anson Forbes remained here until 1882 when he moved to Hastings, Nebraska, where he died in 1890.
Wirt Butler returned to Missouri after one year's residence in this county. Dick Butler remained here until 1882. He ran a restaurant in Norton in 1880 and 1881. Since returning to Missouri he has gained some notoriety in local politics and has twice been sheriff of his county. He lives at Atlanta.
Charles Byron Brownson has remained here continually ever since 1878. He was born in Michigan, March 27, 1854. He moved with his parents to Missouri in 1864, came to Nebraska in March 1878. On March 22, 1882, he was married at Minden, Nebraska, to Miss Elizabeth Feltz. They have three children.
He is an enthusiastic worker in politics and was trustee of Garfield township in 1888, 1891 and 1892.
He was a republican until 1890. Since that time he has voted the populist ticket.
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