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Biography of Dr. H. C. Shuttee

DR. H. C. SHUTTEE. One of the old and honored men in medicine by citizens of Howell County, Missouri, was Dr. C. H. E. Shuttee, deceased, who was the father of the gentleman whose name heads this sketch. The elder Shuttee was a native of Hamburg, Germany, and was educated in that country. When a young man he came to the United States and took up his home in the State of Indiana, at Huntington. Later he became a soldier in the Union Army, served during the latter part of the war, and took part in some hard fought battles. Soon after the war he came to this county and located in West Plains, where he practiced his profession up to about 1884. He then went to Central America and took charge of a banana plantation at Bloomfield, Nicaragua. There his death occurred in 1887. He was a prominent physician in this section of the country and was a member of the District Medical Association. He was appointed by President Grant as examining surgeon of pensions in this county and held the position up to the first election of Cleveland. The Doctor was well known in south Missouri and as a physician ranked among the best. He held the office of district United States commissioner at one time. The Doctor was a Master Mason, a member of the commandery and the Knights Templar and was a prominent man in the order. Dr. Shuttee was married in the Hoosier State to Miss Barbara Goodmiller, a native of Germany and the daughter of Andrew Goodmiller, who is still living in Huntington...

Biography of James M. Priddy

James M. Priddy. Among the progressive and substantial agriculturists of Shawnee County who have made an especially creditable record both in husbandry and in citizenship, is James M. Priddy, whose attractive residence and valuable farm are situated in Menoken Township, not far from the Village of Elmont. Since coming to Kansas, in 1869, it had been Mr. Priddy’s fortune to have realized many of his worthy ambitious, and through the exercise of industry, good judgment and business sagacity to have wrested from his opportunities a full measure of financial and general success. Mr. Priddy was born on a farm in Huntington County, Indiana, November 20, 1846, and is the second son of John W. and Jane (Scott) Priddy, natives of Ohio. Thomas Priddy, his grandfather, fought as a soldier in the Mexican war, although little is known of his record, and the family originated in England, from whence the Ameriean progenitor emigrated to this country shortly after the close of the War of the Revolution. James M. Priddy was given better educational advantages than those usually afforded Indiana farmers’ sons of his day, first attending the public schools and later Hillsdale School, a Baptist collegiate institution. He was only fourteen years old when the Civil war broke out, but was anxious to enlist, and when denied parental consent, ran away from home and endeavored to join the army. He was refused as being too young by the recruiting officers and compelled to return to his home, but in spite of this refusal made attempts on two later occasions, and when these met the same fate enlisted in the Home...

Biography of Washington E. Gregg, Hon.

Hon. Washington E. Gregg. The chief executive office of any community is a responsible one and the individual occupying it has resting upon his shoulders not only the numerous burdens connected with the management of a city, but also the accountability for its commercial and moral integrity. As he is, so is his community, for it soon reflects his character and manner of dealing with large problems, and unless he keeps a firm grip upon the reins of office and forces his associates to handle civic affairs in an expeditions and straightforward manner, his administration soon shows the effect of lax principles and the community suffers accordingly. For this reason, of late years the people of the more advanced and progressive cities are choosing their mayors from among their sound business men, for they recognize the effect of example and action, and realize that a man who has accomplished much in a commercial, industrial or financial way, is very liable to be able to carry on the affairs of complicated civic government. The present incumbent of the mayoralty office of McCune, Kansas, is Hon. Washington E. Gregg, who has been engaged in business here for thirty-two years, is proprietor of the largest business establishment in the city, and is president of the McCune State Bank. Washington E. Gregg was born October 2, 1858, in Madison County, Ohio, and is a son of John Gregg. His father, who is one of the old and highly respected residents of McCuns, was born in 1833, in Madison County, Ohio, and was there reared and married. He possessed only an ordinary education, and...

Lee, Hannah Wolfe – Obituary

The people of this community were surprised and shocked Sunday evening when they learned that Mrs. Hannah Lee had died about six o’clock [October 27, 1918]. She had been in poor health for a couple of years but her death was unexpected. Hannah Wolfe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Wolfe, was born at Huntington, Ind., September 27, 1853, and died at her home in Fremont on Sunday, October 27, 1918, aged 65 years and 1 month. She spent the early part of her life in the vicinity of her birthplace, moving to Iowa with her parents in 1871 and locating in this community, where she spent the balance of her life. On May 9, 1875, she was married to M.B. Lee, a prosperous farmer. For twenty-five years they lived on the farm south of Fremont, and from a small beginning finally owned 295 acres when they moved to Fremont in 1900. Since that time this place has been her home. Six children blessed this union, namely: Mrs. Ora Newell, of Fremont, Iowa; A.N. Lee, of Kahoka, Mo.; A.B. Lee, of Carthage, S.D.; C.E. Lee, of Lawrence, Kans.; B.E. Lee, of Guymon, Okla.; and Asa Herman Lee, who died in infancy. She leaves to mourn their loss five children, eight grandchildren, three sisters, as well as a host of other relatives and friends. The brothers and sisters are: Sam Wolfe and Mrs. Mary Lee, of Fremont, Lincoln Wolfe, of Snowbelt, Mont., Freeman Wolfe and Miss Ellen Wolfe, of Fenton, Iowa, and Mrs. Wm. Sisco, of Oskaloosa. Mrs. Lee’s early-married life was that of a pioneer. While not as old...

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