The History of the Early Settlement of Norton County, Kansas

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sawyer.JPG (46553 bytes)Streator, Illinois, and graduated from the Streator high school.  He came to Norton in April, 1887, and was made cashier of the first National bank; he held this position until July. 1893, when he resigned to accept the position of national bank examiner, which had been tendered him by the Cleveland administration, a position he still holds.  He was married in 1889 at Streator, Illinois, to May C. Holmes; they have three children, two girls and one boy. 

Elmer E. Ames came here in 1886.  He took an active part in politics as a republican and was chairman of the county central committee in 1889 and 1890.  He left here in 1891.  He is cashier of the City National Bank of Streator, Illinois.  He retains his interests here and is president of the First National Bank of Norton at this time. 

With Mr. Ames was first associated W. E. Boys in the legal profession, the latter paying attention to the dry quillets [archaic word meaning "subtle distinction" or sly jabs] of the law, the former attending strictly to loans and discounts, both being successful in their division of labor.  Mr. Boys moved back to Streator, Illinois, where he is now mayor of that place, after serving several terms as city attorney. 

grier.JPG (56667 bytes) John J. Grier was born at Oconomowoc, Waukesha county, Wisconsin, on June 18, 1856.  After the usual city schooling and the boy's eventful life, he was called to the auditorship of the Singer Sewing Machine company for these northwestern states west of the great lakes and followed that business until he came to Norton in March, 1885.  His brother Pete, who had considerable experience as a hotel keeper induced him to join him in the purchase of the Seymour house in this city.  they together ran it for about a year, when 

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