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Biography of John F. McLean

John F. McLean, sheriff of Idaho County, is a native of Indiana, born in Lebanon, June 22, 1843. The family is of Scotch lineage and was founded in America by Samuel McLean, the grandfather of our subject, who crossed the Atlantic with his family and took up his residence in Pennsylvania. He was a miller and millwright by trade, and after spending some time in the Keystone state, he went to Indiana, becoming one of the pioneer settlers there. He lived to be eighty-four years of age, and his wife, who was four years his junior, passed away at the same age. Their son, John McLean, the father of our subject, was born in Pennsylvania, September 21, 1809, and during his childhood accompanied his parents to Indiana, where he was reared to manhood and married Miss Alary ^filler, a native of the latter state. They had a family of seven children. The mother died some years ago, but the father is still living, at the age of eighty-nine years, and resides on the ranch belonging to his son John F., at Mount Idaho. He has always been a man of the highest integrity of character and good influence, and his fellow townsmen, recognizing his sterling worth, have frequently called him to positions of public honor and trust. For a number of years he served as justice of the peace. By trade he was a miller, following that occupation throughout his active business career. He has been a lifelong and consistent member of the Christian church, to which his wife also belonged from early girlhood. Of their family of seven...

Biography of Robert Paris Harrison

Robert Paris Harrison, city manager of Muskogee, was born June 6, 1867, at Oakwood, Illinois, and is a son of W. C. and Nancy (Graybill) Harrison, who were farming people of that state. He acquired his education in the public schools of his native town and in the district schools near Ladoga, Indiana, and starting out in life on his own account, he became identified, with newspaper interests as a reporter on the Lebanon (Ind.) Pioneer. He was afterward associated with the Michigan City (Ind.) Dispatch and in time became city editor of the Chicago Daily Globe. At a later period he published for seven years the Evening Commercial at Danville, Illinois. Mr. Harrison dates his residence in Muskogee, then a city of the Creek Nation in the Indian Territory, from July 1, 1902, at which time he was made clerk of the United States district court. His service in that position was thoroughly satisfactory, as indicated by the fact of his reappointment by three different federal judges. While thus engaged, he took up the study of law and was admitted to the bar in 1903. He continued to act as United States district court clerk until 1920, when he resigned to become city manager of Muskogee, the duties of the position now claiming his entire attention. He is a director of the Commercial National Bank and has been deeply interested in many projects of public importance, serving at one time as president of the park board which constructed Honor Heights Memorial Park. At Potomac, Illinois, on the 23d of June, 1897, Mr. Harrison was married to Miss Myrtle...

Biography of Ulysses Schuyler Wolfe

Ulysses Schuyler Wolfe is sole proprietor of the Alfalfa Milling Company of Emporia. This is a business of more than local proportions and makes a specialty of converting the great alfalfa crop of Kansas into special feed and combination of feed for livestock. Mr. Wolfe had been a resident of Kansas since early boyhood and his family were among the early settlers of Emporia. His original ancestors came from England in colonial times and many of them settled in Maryland and Southern Pennsylvania. Grandfather David Wolfe was born in Maryland in 1821 and died in Hagerstown of that state in 1873. He was a farmer and planter. Amos Wolfe, father of the Emporia miller, was born in Frederickstown, Maryland, April 9, 1841. When a young man he went to Lebanon, Indiana, where he married Mary Jane Hamilton. She was born November 16, 1834, in Indiana, and died in Emporia, January 16, 1899. From Indiana Amos Wolfe and family moved to Emporia in 1878. He was a farmer in Lyon County until 1892, then engaged in blacksmithing, but about 1898 retired. His home was in Emporia, but he died in Hot Springs, Arkansas, March, 1903. He was a republican and belonged to the Improved Order of Red Men. He and his wife had the following children: Alice, whose first husband was O. R. Hamilton, a farmer, and who is now the wife of George Byman, a merchant at Eagle Bend, Minnesota, where they reside; Ulysses S.; Louisa, who died at the age of three years; Annie Belle, who died at sixteen; May, who died at seven; and Amie, who died...

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