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Biography of Frank S. Porter

This representative business man of the City of Wichita was about twenty years of age when he accompanied his parents on their removal to Kansas, and he had since continued his residence within the borders of the Sunflower State, where he had been long and prominently identified with the retail drug business, of which he is now a leading representative in the City of Wichita, his attractive drug store, metropolitan in equipment and appointments, being eligibly situated on East Douglas Avenue, in the College Hill District of the city. Frank S. Porter was born in the Village of Rushsylvania, Logan County, Ohio, on the 6th of July, 1866, and is a son of Robert B. Porter, who was born in West Virginia and who was a miller by trade. For a long period of years Robert B. Porter operated a flour mill at Roshsylvania, Ohio, from which place he finally removed with his family to Urbana, that state, where he became the owner of a large mill. In 1876 he established a retail drug store at Paulding, the little city that is the judicial center of the Ohio County of the same name, and this he placed under the active supervision of his elder son, Don M. In 1886 he disposed of his varied business and real-estate interests in Ohio and came with his family to Kansas. The home was established at Larned, and there Robert B. Porter continued to reside until his death, which occurred in 1894. He served as a valiant soldier of the Union in the Civil war, in which he was a member of an...

Biography of Amos Elliott

Amos Elliott has had his home in Champaign County fifty-four years, grew to manhood here, and his active life has been one of unremitting industry and capable management as a farmer. His home is in Ogden Township on Rural Route 15 out of St. Joseph. His birth occurred at Rushsylvania in Logan County, Ohio, January 9, 1851. His parents were Moses and Mary (Bonner) Elliott, the former a native of Pennsylvania and the latter of Ohio. The Elliott family came to Illinois in 1860, lived in Coles County a time, but in April, 1863, while the Civil War was at its height, settled in Somer Township of Champaign County, not far from Urbana. Moses Elliott was a blacksmith by trade and he set up a shop and did work in Somer Township while conducting his farm. Amos Elliott was the oldest of seven children. He secured his education largely in the district school of Locust Grove. Until he was twenty-seven he remained at home assisting his father in the work and then married Miss Sarah Kirby. Mrs. Elliott was born at Hannibal, Missouri, daughter of William and Charlotte Kirby. Soon after her birth her father died and when she was two years of age she was left an orphan “by the death of her mother. There were four children in the Kirby family and after being left orphans they grew up among relatives. A great-aunt of the children was Lucy Clements, who lived in Illinois. Mrs. Clements took one of the Kirby children at the age of two years and some years later, when she again visited her people...

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