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Biography of Chester E. Hunsaker

Chester E. Hunsaker is editor of the Everest Enterprise at Everest in Brown County. The Enterprise is now in its twenty-ninth volume. It was first published on March 9, 1888, having been founded in that year by T. A. H. Lowe. It is a weekly paper and had a large and influential circulation in that section of Brown County. Mr. Hunsaker is one of the younger editors of Kansas, and had spent most of his life in this state. He was born at Tarkio in Northwest Missouri July 4, 1891. His ancestors were Colonial settlers from England in New York. His grandfather, Abraham Hunsaker, was born in 1827, lived in Kansas during pioneer times, but was chiefly identified with farming in Northwest Missouri. He died at Westboro, Missouri, in 1898. P. R. Hunsaker, father of the editor of the Enterprise, was born in Western Kansas in 1872 and during the ’80s the family removed to Tarkio, Missouri. He was in business at Tarkio, and afterwards lived in Western Nebraska for fourteen years, being engaged in farming and in 1912 removed to Baker, Kansas, where he is now living retired. He is a democrat and had served two years as road overseer of Mission Township at Baker. He is also a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. P. R. Hunsaker married Miss Etta Catuska, who was born near Hiawatha, Kansas, in 1874. They have nine children, Chester E. being the oldest. Hazel is the wife of Leslie Finney and they live on a ranch at Marsland, Nebraska; Orvill is editor of a paper at Fairfield, Nebraska; Edith died at the...

Biography of William Colfax Markham

William Colfax Markham, son of the late Dr. L. A. Markham and younger brother of Dean Markham of Baker University, is a Kansas man distinguished by exceptional talents and a versatile ability which have caused him to be referred to as editor, poet, playwright and enterprising citizen. He was born at Bolivar, Ohio, September 10, 1868, and he spent his youth in the various places where his father was engaged in his ministerial labors. For three years he was a student in Baldwin University at Berea, Ohio, and in 1886 he moved with his parents to Missouri and subsequently entered Baker University at Baldwin, Kansas, where he was graduated A. B. in 1891. During the six years he spent in college his entire allowance was only $400, and he supplemented this by working as a janitor and at other sources of profitable employment. Mr. Markham was very prominent at Baker, and became founder of the class organization, the House of Hanover. This organization had been perpetuated at Baker to the present time. He also founded the Alpha Omega fraternity, which eventually became part of the Delta Tau Delta. He had the distinction of having been initiated by the Karnea at Cleveland, Ohio, when the Alpha Omega was incorporated in the Delta Tau Delta. Immediately after graduating from Baker Mr. Markham went to Lamar, Colorado, where he was employed a year as deputy in the county treasurer’s office. In 1892 he entered Johns Hopkins University at Baltimore and specialized in history and politics. While there he was a pupil under Woodrow Wilson. Mr. Markham’s chief vocation had been that of...

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