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Biographical Sketch of Elmer Ellsworth Enoch

Elmer Ellsworth Enoch began practicing law at Wichita when that city was still on the southwestern frontier, and within the range of his own observation he had witnessed history in its making in that part of the state. His home had been in Wichita upwards of thirty years, and his reputation as an able lawyer had become widely extended. He was born in Morristown, Belmont County, Ohio. February 10, 1864, and was liberally educated in preparation for his professional career. After the public schools he entered Franklin College in his native state, where he was graduated A. B. in 1885. For several years he diligently pursued the study of law, being admitted to the bar at St. Clairsville, Ohio, in 1888, and in the same year he came out to Kansas and opened his office in the little City of Wichita. After a brief period of waiting clients came to him, and entrusted him with their law business. He had had a reputation extending over many years of doing whatever he does do thoroughly, and bringing a conscientions performance to every task entrusted. Official homors and responsibilities were also thrust upon him. In 1895-97 and again from 1901 to 1904, he was clerk of the Probate Court of Sedgwick County. In 1897 he was elected justice of the peace, serving two years. In 1903 he was made probate judge of Sedgwick County and served from that year until 1907 inclusive. Since then he had applied himself with little interruption to his law practice. At the present time he is a member of the Wichita Board of Education. In 1888,...

Biography of Hon. Matthew P. Deady

HON. MATTHEW P. DEADY. – The character of the man whose name heads this article is one to which justice cannot be done in a short sketch of the principal events of his life. However, it will serve to illustrate one pure, wise and energetic; one of those who, while he gained his education, toiled for his living; one of those whom no circumstances, poverty or hardship could deter or turn aside from his purposes and the pursuit of knowledge. Judge Deady was born in Easton, Talbot county, Maryland, on May 12, 1824. His parents were good and respectable people, his father being a teacher by profession. When the son was four years of age, the family moved to Wheeling, Virginia, where his father was employed as principal of the Lancasterian Academy for a number of years. In 1834 his mother died as they were journeying from Baltimore to Wheeling, having been visiting her father at the former city. In 1837, Matthew removed with his father to Ohio, and there spent four years on the farm, until in 1841 he went to Barnesville and wrought at the anvil while he attended the Barnesville Academy. So, while he hammered away at the forge, he also shaped in his mind the knowledge found in good books. After completing his apprenticeship, young Deady with laudable ambition determined to read law; and, realizing that he could only succeed by means of severe application, he began the study of law in 1845 with Honorable William Kennon, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, afterwards on the supreme bench of the state, and now deceased. While pursuing his...

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