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Biography of Harry Thomas Chatterton

Harry Thomas Chatterton is one of the keen and resourceful young business men of Lyon County, and is a banker and stock farmer at Admire. He is a prosperous citizen, already controls a good business, and wields a valuable influence in his community. He is of stanch English stock and represents a family of early settlers in this section of Kansas. His grandfather, David Chatterton, was a native of England, and, bringing his family to America, located on a farm in Clark County, Ohio, where he spent the rest of his days. John Chatterton, father of the Admire banker, was born in Clark County, Ohio, in 1844, and died in Lyon County, Kansas, in June, 1915. He was a Union soldier during the Civil war, serving three years in the One Hundred and Tenth Ohio Regiment of Infantry. In the battle of Winchester he was taken prisoner, and was confined for a time in Libby Prison, later being exchanged. Besides Winchester he fought at Spottsylvania Courthouse, in the battle of the Wilderness, and in many other engagements in Virginia, and was present at the surrender at Appomattox. His business career was as a farmer, and he was a loyal republican. John Chatterton married Mrs. Alice (Denby) Frazee, whose first husband was David Frazee, a farmer. She was born in England in 1850, coming to the United States in 1872, and she died in Lyon County, Kansas, in 1897. Her one child by her first marriage, Elizabeth Frazee, is now the wife of Carl Ricker, a jeweler at Emporia. John Chatterton and wife had the following children: Harry Thomas; Harriet,...

Biography of Ulysses Schuyler Wolfe

Ulysses Schuyler Wolfe is sole proprietor of the Alfalfa Milling Company of Emporia. This is a business of more than local proportions and makes a specialty of converting the great alfalfa crop of Kansas into special feed and combination of feed for livestock. Mr. Wolfe had been a resident of Kansas since early boyhood and his family were among the early settlers of Emporia. His original ancestors came from England in colonial times and many of them settled in Maryland and Southern Pennsylvania. Grandfather David Wolfe was born in Maryland in 1821 and died in Hagerstown of that state in 1873. He was a farmer and planter. Amos Wolfe, father of the Emporia miller, was born in Frederickstown, Maryland, April 9, 1841. When a young man he went to Lebanon, Indiana, where he married Mary Jane Hamilton. She was born November 16, 1834, in Indiana, and died in Emporia, January 16, 1899. From Indiana Amos Wolfe and family moved to Emporia in 1878. He was a farmer in Lyon County until 1892, then engaged in blacksmithing, but about 1898 retired. His home was in Emporia, but he died in Hot Springs, Arkansas, March, 1903. He was a republican and belonged to the Improved Order of Red Men. He and his wife had the following children: Alice, whose first husband was O. R. Hamilton, a farmer, and who is now the wife of George Byman, a merchant at Eagle Bend, Minnesota, where they reside; Ulysses S.; Louisa, who died at the age of three years; Annie Belle, who died at sixteen; May, who died at seven; and Amie, who died...

Biography of Elba Elton Edwards, M. D.

Elba Elton Edwards, M. D. A physician and surgeon of splendid capabilities and with a large practice at Admire, Doctor Edwards is a native of Kansas and represents one of the early families to settle in Lyon County. He was born in Rock Creek, in Jefferson County, Kansas, December 23, 1883. His grandfather, William Edwards, was a native of Germany, coming to this country as a young man and spent the rest of his life on a farm in Ohio. Henry Edwards, father of Doctor Edwards, was born in Ohio in 1842, was reared and married in that state, and during the last ninety days of the Ciyil war served in an Ohio regiment. In 1879 he moved to Valley Falls, in Jefferson County, Kansas, and had lived in that county ever since. After two or three years he moved to Rock Creek, and is still a resident of that community, where he is highly esteemed as one of the early farmers and stockmen. He is a democrat, had served as a member of the township board of trustees and the school board and is active in the United Brethren Church, in which he is a deacon. He married Luna Marshall, who was born in Ohio in 1864. Their children are: Villa, widow of Samuel Gish, who was a farmer, and she resided at Rock Creek; Everett M., who is in the automobile business at Rock Creek; Dr. Elba Elton; Nora, at home with her parents; and William, a grocery merchant at Rock Creek. Doctor Edwards gained his public school education at Rock Creek, was a student for two...

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