Biographical Sketch of Otho T. Woods

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Otho T. Woods is now serving as United States marshal for the District of Kansas, with headquarters at Topeka. He is a Kansas man, was reared on a farm, and had made himself a factor in public affairs of his home district, and it was his creditable and efficient service as a county sheriff which preceded and gave him the qualifieations for his present responsible post.

He was born in November, 1865, and had spent most of his life in Kansas. He was one of eight children born to John C. and Laura E. (Smith) Woods, his father having been a prosperous Kansas farmer.

With an education in the grammar and high schools of Kansas, he had ample discipline ín the work of the farm under his father, and later he took up farming as an independent vocation and also became extensively engaged in the stock business.

Mr. Woods had for many years lived in Seward County, and he served as sheriff of that county for two terms. He was appointed United States marshal June 10, 1914, and had under his supervision five deputy United States marshals. On many occasions Mr. Woods had shown his courage and coolness in the presence of danger, and is a prompt executive, quick to carry out his orders, and with a resourcefulness which makes him master of every exigency.

He is affiliated with the Modern Woodmen. Mr. Woods married Miss Minnie E. Vance, daughter of Capt. H. W. Vance. They are the parents of eight children.



MLA Source Citation:

Connelley, William E. A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans. Chicago : Lewis, 1918. 5v. Biographies can be accessed from this page: Kansas and Kansans Biographies. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 30 September 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/kansas/biographical-sketch-of-otho-t-woods.htm - Last updated on Jul 30th, 2012


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