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Biography of William W. Driggs, Jr.

William W. Driggs, Jr.,is a capable young newspaper man and is now editor of the Bern Gazette in Nemaha county. The Gazette is one of the live papers of that county, and was established in 1898 by M. E. Ford. The editor of the paper was born in Hannibal, Missouri, December 25, 1891. His father is William W. Driggs, Sr., and together they make the firm Driggs & Driggs, publishers of the Bern Gazette. The senior Driggs was born March 25, 1856, in Pennsylvania. At the age of fifteen he learned telegraphy and began working soon afterward as a railroad telegrapher in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Michigan, Wisconsin and Missouri, and served as general passenger and ticket agent for the Hannibal & St. Joseph Railway when that line was in the bands of a receiver. He subsequently lived at Omaha, Nebraska, and for several years was secretary of the building and loan association there. Coming to Kansas in 1895, he entered the service of the Rock Island Railroad Company and was its agent at Berwick, later at McFarland, and for seven years at Phillipsburg, Kansas. In 1905 he removed to Bern and in March of that year engaged in the hotel business. After two years he resumed employment with the Rock Island Road, on which Bern is a station, and then in 1908 bonght the Bern Gazette. He had been actively identified with that journal ever since, and latterly in association with his son. Mr. Driggs in July, 1908, was appointed postmaster of Bern and still holds that office. He is a republican, a member of the Presbyterian Church and...

Biography of Samuel V. Mallory

Samuel V. Mallory, now superintendent of the city schools of Morrill, Brown County, had been a, Kansas educator for many years. He had been connected at different times with the public schools of three states–Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma–and both as a teacher and administrator his work rests upon the seeure foundation of sincere and effective service. Mr. Mallory had lived in Kansas since early youth and he represents some of the best elements of American ancestry. His great-grandfather, John William Mallory, spent his life in Virginia, having been born near Harper’s Ferry. He married Elizabeth peyton, who was the daughter of an officer in the Revolutionary war. Mr. Mallory’s grandfsther was Valentine Roger Mallory, who was born at Harper’s Ferry in Virginia in 1797, and moved from that state to Sangamon County, Illinois, near the capital at Springfield, and was an early farmer in that district. He died at Springfield in 1866. His wife was Nancy Dawson, a native of Kentucky. Several generations of the family were represented in and around Springfield, Illinois, and it was in that city that Samuel V. Mallory was born April 16, 1856. His father is the venerable R. U. Mallory, who was born at Springfield in 1828 and is still living, nearly ninety years of age, at Morrill, Kansas. He grew up and married at Springfield, became a farmer, and in 1871 migrated to Kansas and located in Ottawa in Franklin County. Subsequently he pre-empted 160 acres in Jewell County and only recently left his farm to take up a retired residence in shawnee, Oklshoma. He had been a republican since the organization...

Vest, Albert – Obituary

Services Held For Albert Vest Albert Raymond Vest, a sawmill worker of Joseph, who had been in ill health for the past six months, passed away on January 17, 1969 at Wallowa Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for nine days. Mr. Vest was the son of William Harvey and Ellen Melissa Vest and was born on October 27, 1905 at Phillipsburg, Kansas. He had lived in Wallowa County for 58 years and was a veteran of World War II. On February 8, 1946 he was married at Lewiston to Mona Mae Heskett who survives him. He was a member of Lumber & Sawmill Workers Union, Local No. 2798. Besides his wife, he leaves a foster son, Clifford Rhodes Vest of Joseph; two sisters, Mrs. Cordelia Trump of Wallowa and Mrs. Mabel Prout of La Grande; and one brother Ellis Vest of Wendell, Idaho. Memorial services were Monday at 2 p.m. at the Bollman Chapel with Rev. James E. Jones officiating. Mrs. Geneva Johnson was organist and Mrs. Catherine DeBoie was soloist, singing “Lead Me Gently Home, Father” and “Near to the Heart of God.” Casket bearers were: Milo Fairchild, Victor Cronin, Lyle Boner, Bob Cole, Ralph Jewell, Brady Botts, Dean Gibbs and Everett Tucker, and vault entombment was in the Enterprise Cemetery. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA...

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