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Biographical Sketch of Carl H. Skinner

Carl H. Skinner is superintendent of the city schools of Nortonville. He had been engaged in school work since before he attained his majority, and is one of the school men who are thoroughly in love with their calling and profession. Mr. Skinner possesses that fundamental requisite of a good teacher–a love for and understanding of young people. That is worth more than a bundle of academic degrees. But he also possesses in addition the technical skill and the experience which enable him to guide and administer a school system. A native of Kansas, Mr. Skinner was born at Burden in Cowley County, January 16, 1889. His father, James E. Skinner, was born in Illinois, in 1854, and his family removed to Neosho County, Kansas, in 1866, locating near where the City of Erle now stands. He became a farmer there and subsequently removed to Cowley County, where he was successfully engaged in agriculture until his death at Burden in 1908. Politically he was a republican. James E. Skinner married Mary M. Fowler, who was born in Illinois in 1861. She is now living at Nortonville and owned the homestead of 160 acres in Cowley County. Their children are: Earl, who died at Burden, Kansas, where he was a farmer, at the age of thirty-one; Pearl, wife of W. J. Bowman, a farmer at Burden; Verlin, who was a young farmer and died at Burden at the age of twenty-three; Carl H.; and Blaine, who is a cowboy on a ranch at Douglas, Wyoming. Carl H. Skinner grew up on his father’s farm in Cowley County, attended the rural...

Lee, Arda Maria Fisher – Obituary

Mrs. M. D. Lee, a resident of this city since 1890, died last Thursday night [April 6, 1922] at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. W. Brownfield, 315 North Jennings. Funeral services were held at the home Sunday afternoon, the sermon, being preached by Rev. H. W. Cummings, pastor of the Methodist Church, of which Mrs. Lee was a member. Mrs. Lee was a quiet, unassuming woman, a great lover of home and family, and was greatly respected and loved by all who knew her. Although she had been practically an invalid for five years, she was always hopeful and courageous. She was patient and sweet spirited, grateful for her many warm friendships, and cheerful under the most adverse conditions. The obituary, read at the funeral, gives the chief facts of her life as follows: Arda Maria Fisher was born at Vevay, Indiana, June 6, 1851. On December 31, 1874, she was married to Marshall D. Lee, of Clifford, Ind. To this union seven children were born, all of whom survive her. They are Miss Bessie Lee and Mrs. H. W. [Ina] Brownfield, both of Anthony; Mrs. M. E. [Melissa] Raymond, Hutchinson; Mrs. S. H. [Edna] King, Truscott, Texas; Mrs. Chas. [Helen] Lottridge, Great Bend; Marshall F. Lee, Tulsa, Okla.; and Phillip G. Lee, Liberty, Mo. Mr. and Mrs. Lee, with their family, came to Kansas in 1887, locating on a farm near Bluff City where they resided until they moved to Anthony in 1890. Mrs. Lee was left to mourn the loss of her husband who died November 22, 1899. She has made her home in Anthony...

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