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Biography of Fred W. Martin

A well known Wichita manufacturer and business man, Fred W. Martin possessed the qualities which enabled him to grow and adapt himself in proportion to his opportunities. As a youth he learned the tinner’s trade and also clerked in a bardware store. It was on that narrow footing that he began to build himself into the larger affairs of business. He is now treasurer and manager of the Martin Metal Manufacturing Company, one of the growing and flourishing industries of Wichita. Besides the interest that attaches to his own successful career, it is also a matter of note that Mr. Martin represents a pioneer family of Kansas. His grandfather, Henry Martin, came from Hull, Eagland, in 1856, and located at Eldorado, Kansas, when this was still a territory. He had the distinction of eondueting the first store at Eldorado. It was in Butler County, Kansas, that Fred W. Martin was born October 19, 1874. He learned his lessons in the public schools there and in the meantime gained his first qualifications and experience for business as clerk in his father’s hardware store at Leon in Butler County. He also mustered the tinner’s trade while there. From Leon he went to a clerkship in a hardware store at Coldwater, Kansas, and subsequently identified himself with the City of El Reno, Oklahoma, where he remained six years. In 1899 Mr. Martin returned to Kansas and at Wichita helped establish the Hockaday Wholesale Hardware Company, of which he became assistant manager and buyer. In 1906 that company sold out to the Simmons Hardware Company, and he remained as secretary of the new...

Biography of John Wilson Lauk, M. D.

John Wilson Lauck, M. D. Since 1903 Doctor Lauck had been engaged in his work as a physician and surgeon at Olsburg in Pottawatomie County. During that time Doctor Lauck had become a citizen of prominence in that community. He had done something toward the development of modern farming in that locality and is also a factor in the commercial enterprise of the village. Doctor Lauck is a native of Kansas, having been born in the City of Atchison October 28, 1875. He is of Scotch ancestry and his forefathers came from that country to Maryland in early days. His father, the late I. S. Lauck, was for many years one of the trusted officials of the Santa Fe Railway Company at Topeka. I. S. Lauck was born at Washington, D. C., in 1845. He was reared and married in his native city and in 1872 came to Kansas, locating at Atchison, where he was cashier of a bank for a time, but soon removed to Topeka and for over thirty years was anditor of the Santa Fe Bailway Company. His residence all that time was in Topeka, but he died in Chicago in 1903, while on a pleasure trip to his native City of Washington. Politically he was a democrat. I. S. Lauck married Amanda Lyons, who was born in Virginia March 15, 1847, and is living at her home, 205 Western Avenue, in Topeka. There were three children, Doctor Lauck being the oldest. Allen A. is a traveling anditor for the Santa Fe, with home at 201 Western Avenue in Topeka. I. S. Lauck is in the...

Biography of Carl Judge

Carl Judge. While Carl Judge, the well known journalist, the owner and editor of the Beverly Tribune, at Beverly, Kansas, could ill be spared from the newspaper profession, there are other lines in which he was trained, and in which he would have undoubtedly gained recognition had he chosen to pursue them. Mr. Judge was a man of considerable newspaper experience before he came to Kansas, and had owned and very ably edited other journals than the Tribune. Carl Judge was born in Osage County, Kansas, July 10, 1878. His parents were Martyr C. and Mary (Roberts) Judge. His father was born in the State of New York, March 23, 1841, and died at Perkins, Oklahoma, in February, 1914. His mother was born in Wales, in 1848, and died in 1880, in the City of Austin, Texas. To this marriage three children were born, namely: William H., who resided on the old Judge farm near Perkins, Oklahoma; Herbert T., who is a farmer in the same locality; and Carl. Later in life Martyr C. Judge was married to Lavinia B. See, who was born in 1841, in Virginia, and died near Perkins in the spring of 1917, leaving no children. Martyr C. Judge was of English ancestry and his father founded the family in New York, from which atate, in the son’s boyhood, he removed to Wisconsin. Martyr C. Judge spent his early youth in Wisconsin and in young manhood went to Illinois but when the Civil war came on he returned to Wisconsin and in 1862 enlisted in the Third Wisconsin Cavalry, serving three years and six months....

Everson, Idella G. Newman Ouren – Obituary

The body of Mrs. Idella G. Everson, 63, former resident of Pottawattamie County, who died Sunday [December 6, 1931] at El Reno, Oklahoma will be shipped to Council Bluffs for burial. Short services at the grave at Silver City will be held Thursday morning. The funeral cortege will leave Cutler’s funeral home at 10 a.m. Mrs. Everson is survived by her mother, Mrs. Lawrence Newman of El Reno, and three sons, L. H. and E. M. Everson of Omaha, and John Everson of El Reno. Contributed by: Shelli...

Bracken, George – Obituary

George Bracken, 49, former city car salesman and instructor at Oklahoma City University, died Saturday [December 24, 1951] in El Reno sanitarium after suffering a series of strokes. Bracken had lived in El Reno with his sister, Mrs. Paul Strate the past three years. Born in Kingfisher, he was the son of the late Arthur E. Bracken, state pioneer and first licensed undertaker in the state. He was graduated from Kansas university in 1923 and for 14 years he was a salesman in Kansas City, Mo. He came to Oklahoma City in 1937 and was employed by Green-lease-Moore Chevrolet Co. During the early part of the war he was physical director at OCU. He suffered a stroke in 1943 which left him partially paralyzed. Services will be at 2:30 pm Monday in Kingfisher Methodist Church. Burial will be in Kingfisher Cemetery. Contributed by: Shelli...

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