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Biography of Junius H. Foltz

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Junius H. Foltz. On other pages of this publication is given an account of the career of one of the oldest citizens of Shawnee County, Martin L. Foltz, of a family that had been identified with Kansas since territorial epoch. The two living sons of Mr. Martin Foltz are Junius H. and Nevin M. Foltz, both of whom reside in Williamsport Township of Shawnee County, and some reference to their individual careers is also appropriate.

Junius H. Foltz was born in Ridgeway, Osage County, Kansas, February 1, 1875. He grew up in his father’s home, attended the common schools, and early in life gained that experience which had made him a successful farmer and stock raiser. He is now proprietor of a fine place of 280 acres, and besides its operation he had been a director in the Wakarusa State Bank since it was organized in 1910. He is prominent in the organizations of farmers, particularly the Grange, and served as Master of the Grange one term. He is a republican though not active in party politics and from 1902 to 1908 served as township clerk. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church.

On February 22, 1899, he married Miss Florence L. Tillman at Topeka. Her parents, John and Maria Tillman, came from Indianapolis, Indiana, to Kansas in 1880 and for a number of years Mr. Tillman was a farmer and real estate broker, but is now living retired at the age of seventy-eight at Oakland, Kansas. Mr. and Mrs. Junius Foltz have three children: Grace, aged fifteen; John, aged twelve; and Olive, aged seven.


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