The History of the Early Settlement of Norton County, Kansas

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meetings he held throughout the county during the time he was county superintendent aroused a wonderful interest in both parents and teachers, and the good that came from them is more apparent now than at the time he was retired from office.

Simmons was postmaster of Norton from 1880 to 1883.

In January, 1891, he went to Topeka to accept a clerkship in the legislature, and in the following April secured a position in accounting offices of the Santa Fe Railroad company, which he now holds.  He still speaks of Norton county as his home and expects to return here permantly (sic) at no distant day.  They have had six children, five of them still living, whose names and ages are as follows: Minnie B., born Nov. 28, 1874; Florence M., Aug. 15, 1876; George Curry, Feb. 4, 1870: Joel W., May 8, 1881, died of scarlet fever, Feb 6, 1882; Maud E, born Sept. 22, 1884; Nellie G., Nov. 28, 1889.

Anna T. Curry was married to William H. Mize April 9, 1861; he enlisted in 8th Kansas Infantry under Col. John A. Martin.  He was killed in the battle of Nashville December 16, 1864; they had two children the eldest died when eleven
months old: the second child, William G. Mize, lived here for some years; he is now married and lives at Atchison, Kan.  Mrs. Mize was married again to Milo Ward of Atchinson (sic); this proved to be an unhappy union and they separated, they had one child Mary E. Ward, born March 12, 1872, died Dec 5, 1892.  Mrs. Ward came to Norton county in 1881 to live, but failed to find a location that suited her, so she returned to Atchison again the same fall where she now resides.

R. B. Curry's youngest son, Albert S., came here in 1878, at 19 years of age.  He took a claim on the Prairie Dog valley, east of John Bieber. He married Miss Sarah Bieber in 1879, she died the same year.  On July 25, 1882, he was again married, this time to Miss Mary McDaniel; four children have been born to them, three of them now living, viz: Daisy, Flora, Max (dead), and William G.  After Grandma Curry died Mr. Curry deeded the home farm to Albert, but he lost it in an unfortunate speculation in the stock business.  He moved to Colorado in 1890, but now resides in Topeka, Kan.

page.JPG (37474 bytes) Cornelius Gross Page was born at Monmouth, Illinois, October 8, 1852; attended the common schools and went one term to Kewanee academy; learned the moulder's trade and worked at it for three years. I n February 1873 accompanied by Walter Parks he started for the west.  They came to Lowell, Nebraska, and from there walked to old Melrose near where Orleans now stands.  Failing to find anything to suit them they started back on foot, got lost and stayed out all night on the head of Turkey Creek.  The next day they got to Walker's ranch having spent the previous night in walking to keep from

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