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Biography of S. G. Isett, Col.

Col. S. G. Isett. In the history of the oil industry in Kansas there is no better known figure than Col. S. G. Isett, the man who made Chanute famous. He had been connected with the production and handling of oil since 1902, and had been identified with some of the most famous wells the country had known. Colonel Iselt had had an interesting and spectacular career, featured by incidents and experiences any one of which would have satisfied the ordinary individual’s desire for adventure; but while he bears bodily scars as mementos of the thrilling times through which he had passed, his mental capacity remains unimpaired, and today, with faculties sharpened and fully developed, he maintains his position as a leading business man of Chanute, in the midst of the stern competition of the younger generation growing up about him. Colonel Isett is descended from Green ancestors who operated as merchants on the high seas, and who drifted into England, France and Germany, from which last-named country they came to America prior to the Revolution, first settling in Connecticut, later going to Virginia, then to Pennsylvania. In the Old Dominion State, in 1814, was born James K. Isett, the father of the Colonel. He was reared in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, from whence he went to Huntingdon County, in the same state, and was there married. As a successful farmer, he was the owner of a large property, and also owned and operated an iron furnace. It is a peculiar fact that he should have died as a result of the Civil war, although not a participant, while his...

Elva Lorena Todd Burhams of Dunbar PA

BURHAMS, Elva Lorena Todd9, (Seth H.8, Isaac7, Moses6, Hezekiah5, Caleb4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Feb. 21, 1861, in Wakeman, Ohio, married Aug 28, 1881, James Mott Burhams, who was born Aug. 31, 1855, in Wakeman, O. She attended Oberlin College. They are now (1916) living in Dunbar, Penn., where he is engaged in the undertaking business. Child: I. James Todd, b. June 26, 1885, in Wakeman, O., m. June 11, 1910, Effie A. Bernhardt, of Uniontown, Penn., where she was b. March 29, 1885; they are now (1916) living in Van Nuyes, Cal., on a chicken ranch. They had issue: (1) Florence Todd, b. Jan. 4, 1913; (2) Ruth Louise, b. Feb. 24,...

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