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Biography of John Wesley Twente

John Wesley Twente. Since the fall of 1911 John W. Twente had been numbered among Kansas successful educators, and is superintendent of the city schools of Baxter Springs. He is well qualified both by natural ability and by training for leadership in educational affairs, and in many ways he had increased the efficiency of the local schools and raised the general standards of educational work at Baxter Springs. As a teacher he is well known throughout Southeastern Kansas, is a member of the Southeast Kansas Teachers’ Association, and also belongs to the state organization of teachers. His home before locating at Baxter Springs was in Missouri. He was born in that state at Napoleon in Lafayette County, September 2, 1887. He represents the third generation of a family that came from Germany. His grandfather, Herman Henry Twente, was born in Leah, Germany, August 8, 1822, was a merchant tailor by occupation, and soon after his marriage came to America and settled in St. Charles County, Missouri, at Femmeosage. Later he removed to Napoleon in the same state and died there in 1896. F. R. Twente, father of Professor Twente, was born in St. Charles County, Missouri, in 1859, when a young man went to Napoleon, was married there, and had spent his active career as a farmer. He now resided at Belton, Missouri. In politics he is an old line republican. He is a Methodist and very active in supporting his church and in participating in church work, and is a steward in his local organization. F. R. Twente married at Napoleon, Missouri, in 1885, Mary Woestemeyer, who was...

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