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Biography of L. A. Winsor

L. A. Winsor is superintendent of the city echools of Irving, and for a number of years had been identified with public school work in Marshall County. He is known as a very capable educator and stands high among the school men in the northern part of the state. His people have been in Kansas for over forty years. His grandfather was born in England in 1837 and on coming to this country located first in Canada and from there moved to the State of Iowa, and in 1874 went to Thomas County, Kansas. After about a year he returned to Walker, Iowa, and subsequently retired and moved to the Hood River country of Oregon. He was a dairy farmer and also a teacher and saw actlve service in the Union army during the Civil war. He died at Hood River, Oregon, in 1902. he married Katherine Walker, who died at Walker, Iowa. J. L. Winsor, father of the Irving educator, was born in Walker, Iowa, in 1861 and came with his parents to Kansas at the age of thirteen. Later he returned to Walker, Iowa, but as a young man located at Barnes, Kansas, where he was married and where he followed his trade as a carpenter. In 1895 he removed to Washington, Kansas, and engaged in business as a contractor and builder, a line he had successfully followed to the present date. He is a democrat, a member of the Presbyterian Church and is affiliated with the Masonic Order and the Eastern Star and the Jndependent Order of Odd Fellows. J. L. Winsor married Hattie E. Hardin,...

Biographical Sketch of Albert Chandler

Albert Chandler, P. O. Cawker City, is a native of the State of Maine, having been born in Ellsworth, Hancock County, in said State, in the year 1841. Young Chandler and his parents came to Kansas in 1856, and located in Brown County, near Hiawatha. The subject of this notice was a soldier in Company C, Seventh Kansas Cavalry, for four years and one month. After the war he was, until 1871, a practical farmer of Brown County; in that year he moved to Irving Township, Jewell County, where he now resides and cultivates a farm of 600 acres in Sections 8 and 17, in Town 5, Range 10. Mr. Chandler and Miss Lizzie Englehart were married in January, 1866, in Hiawatha,...

Biography of Rolla Edwin Long

Rolla Edwin Long, superintendent of the city schools of Galena, is an educator of wide and diversified experience in the schools of this state, and has spent altogether upwards of twenty years in a profession which is one of the most important to the welfare of mankind. In 1916 he entered upon his fourth consecutive year as superintendent of the schools of Galena. The people of that city take special pride in their schools, and Mr. Long has done much to raise the local school standards and improve the different departments of instruction. Under his supervision are six schools, a staff of thirty-seven teachers, and about seventeen hundred scholars enrolled. The first school he taught was in 1888. It was a country district seven miles southeast of Osage Mission in Neosho County. After the year spent there, he has consecutively taught for two years in the country at Blancheville in Marshall County; two years as principal of the high school at Oswego; three years as principal of the city schools of Irving; two years superintendent of schools at Waterville; six years superintendent of schools at Axtel; six years superintendent at Lincoln; and from Lincoln he came to Galena. Mr. Long represents a pioneer family both in Indiana and Kansas. His paternal ancestors came from England to Massachusetts in colonial times, and subsequently members of the family went south into North Carolina. His grandfather, Tobias Long, was born in 1790 anud about 1827 came west with his family and settled in Greene County, Indiana. He spent his career as a farmer there and died in 1871. David Long, father of...

Biography of Arthur D. Catlin

Arthur D. Catlin, superintendent of the city schools of Yates Center, is a graduate of Baker University, and began teaching before he reached his majority. He is largely self educated, a man of broad and liberal ideas and of high standards of citizenship, and is doing much to increase the efficiency and usefulness of the city school system at Yates Center. Mr. Catlin was born at Hopkins in Northwest Missouri December 26, 1882, and spent his boyhood years there. The Catlins came out of England, and Mr. Catlin is probably descended from a branch of the family which established itself in New York in colonial days. From the East they came west into Ohio and later to Indiana. The Catlins were among the very earliest settlers in Western Indiana. Mr. Catlin’s grandfather, William Catlin, was born in Indiana in 1830, spent his life as a farmer, and died in Parke County of that state in 1863. His wife, a Miss Stewart, was also a native of Indiana and died in Parke County. They had three children. One of them died in infancy, a daughter grew up and married but is now deceased, and the only surviving son was Charles S. Catlin, who is now a resident at Olathe, Kansas. Charles S. Catlin was born in Parke County, Indiana, in 1860, grew up and married there, in 1881 removed to Hopkins, Missouri, and in 1904 came to Olathe, Kansas. He had spent his career as a farmer and is still looking after his extensive interests at Olathe. He is a republican and a member of the official board of the...

Graham, Hattie C. Mrs. – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon In La Grande Friday morning August 5, 1888, Mrs. Hattie C. Graham, wife of J.H. Graham, an employee of the O.R.&N. Railroad. Mrs. Graham was the daughter of A.O. Porter well known in La Grande and now living in Los Angelos, Cal. She was born in Irving, Marshall County, Kansas, February 7, 1863 and was married in La Grande September 22, 1887. Hattie was well known and highly respected by the citizens of La Grande. She became a Christian and a member of the Methodist Episcopal church under the preaching of Rev. G.W. grannis(?) in 1879, and from that till the day of her death she was firmly fixed in her religous faith. She was active and earnest in her desires to build up the cause she espoused and in church and Sunday School was ever diligent. It was the expectation she cherished much in the last few weeks of her life that she and her husband would soon be so that they could go to Los Angelos and mingle again with her father’s family but it was ordered otherwise. She leaves a sad hearted husband and a baby boy of three weeks to await their time of life on earth. Her mother was with her during her illness and took in care the little one and will in a few days return to Los Angelos. The funeral services were held in the Presbyterian church on Sabbath August 5 at 2 p.m. and conducted by her pastor Rev. R.J. Watson of the Methodist Episcopal church and the remains were interred in the Odd Fellows...

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