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Biography of John J. Enyaet

John J., son of Abram and Jane Enyart, was born near Plattsburg, Clinton county, Missouri, May 15, 1838, and lived there until 1848, when his parents moved to Gentry county, and settled upon a farm in Boyle township. Four years after taking up their residence in Gentry county his father died, and one year later, in 1853, his mother also journeyed to ” that bourne from whence no traveler ere returns.” Thus left alone, he made his home with his half-brother, William Mulligan, until 1857, when he came to Daviess County and lived with his uncle, H. W. Enyart, near Pattonsburg, until 1863, at which time he rented a farm and began work for himself. He followed farming until 1865, then engaged in the mercantile business with Dr. William Pyle, under the name of Pyle & Enyart, carrying on business at Pattonsburg until 1868, when Dr. Pyle retired and C. H. Weldon became his successor, changing the firm name to Weldon & Enyart. After doing business at Pattonsburg one year, this firm removed to Salem, remaining there one year, and next moved to Bancroft, where they continued until 1871, when Mr. Enyart retired from the firm. He returned to Salem, engaged in the mercantile business until 1874, then closed out, rented a farm, and gave his attention to agricultural pursuits, raising and dealing in stock, until 1877. During the years of 1875 and 1876, Mr. Enyart was elected to the office of collector of Salem township, and in August, 1877, was appointed by the County Court, collector of Daviess county, holding the position until November, 1878, when he was...

Biographical Sketch of Romulus E. Culver

Romulus E. Culver, attorney at law of St. Joseph, Missouri, was born in Plattsburg, this state, on the 12th of January, 1865, his parents being William L. and Augusta V. (McMichael) Culver. He acquired his education, after completing his public school course, in Central College at Fayette, Missouri, where he won his Bachelor of Philosophy degree in 1885, and in Vanderbilt University at Nashville, Tennessee, where the LL. B. degree was conferred upon him in 1887. Through the intervening period, covering more than a third of a century, he has continuously engaged in the practice of law and has won prominence and distinction in this field. He has served both as prosecuting attorney and as judge of the circuit court in Buchanan county, Missouri, and has made an equally creditable record as city counsellor of the city of St. Joseph, while during the World war period he acted as chairman of the legal advisory board of Buchanan county. On the 21st of April, 1887, in St. Joseph, Mr. Culver was married to Miss Sara Judson, a daughter of Winslow Judson. The children of this marriage were three in number: Sara J., the wife of Donald C. Gaither, of Tampico, Mexico; John C.; and Frederick C. In his political views Judge Culver has always been a democrat and the only offices which he has sought or filled have been those along the strict path of his profession. He is identified with all the various branches of Masonry and is also a member of the Country...

Biography of Col. Homer F. Fellows

In these days of money-making, when life is a constant struggle between right and wrong, it is a pleasure to lay before an intelligent reader the unsullied record of an honorable man. To the youthful it will be a useful lesson, an incentive to honest industry. Col. Homer F. Fellows is acknowledged by all to be one of Springfield’s most public-spirited and honorable citizens. He has been largely identified with the public enterprises of that city, is a promoter of its improvements and the real founder of one of the largest mechanical industries in this part of the State. He springs from old Colonial stock, and is of English-Puritan extraction, two brothers of that name, John and Drane, having emigrated from England in old Colonial times. John Fellows, grandfather of our subject, was born in the town of Canaan, Conn., where his ancestors had settled, and served in the Revolutionary War, fighting bravely for independence. His wife, whose maiden name was Edna Deibold, was a native of Canaan, and came of French extraction. After marriage this worthy couple moved to Luzerne County, Penn., and settling on a farm went actively to work to make many improvements in their new home. Indians were very plentiful at that time. About 1820 Mr. Fellows moved with his family to Tioga County, Penn., and there he passed the remainder of his days, dying at the good old age of eighty-three years. He reared a family of six children: Horace, Asahel, Erastus, Merritt, Eliza and Hulda. As a man of intelligence and as one of the first citizens of his town he was well...

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