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Biography of J. Carroll Montgomery, M. D.

J. Carroll Montgomery, M. D. In the office of Doctor Montgomery at Manhattan is a large map of Riley County showing in detail all the features of the county and particularly those which are the work and evidence of man’s activities. A number of different colored pegs or pins are usually found dotted about over this map. It is in this way that Doctor Montgomery as county and city health officer of Manhattan and Riley County keeps track of the district under his jurisdiction, a glance at one of these charts indicate the location of all infectious diseases prevalent in the county at the time, and other pegs show the status of sanitary conditions as to drainage, sanitary equipment, etc. By means of this and other methods Doctor Montgomery has a complete and immediate record or census of health conditions in the county. He has himself inaugurated many measures for the protection and safeguarding of public health and has introduced other systems which have been tried and approved elsewhere in the state or in other states. His own work may be credited with an important share in the reduction of the death rate of the county. At the same time a campaign of education has been carried on not only among the older but particularly among the younger generations. Many of the facts of hygiene and sanitary standards are now familiar knowledge where a few years ago they were either unknown or ignored. It was Doctor Montgomery who originated the so-called “Junior Health Officer System” in the public schools of Riley County and in the state at large. Under...

Biography of William H. Rhodes

William H. Rhodes. As proprietor of the Sunrise Stock farm, comprising 230 acres, situated near Manhattan, in Riley County, Kansas, William H. Rhodes occupies a prominent place among agriculturists in this part of the state, the products of his farm because of their standard merits having a wide distribution. Mr. Rhodes was born in Atchison County, Kansas, March 31, 1869, but was reared in Marion County, Kansas. His parents were John M. and Martha (Kuhn) Rhodes. John M. Rbodes was born in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and died in Marion County, Kansas, in 1914, when aged seventy-nine years. His father, Christian Rhodes, was born in Germany and after coming to the United States lived always in Pennsylvania. John M. and Martha (Kuhn) Rhodes were married in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and came to Kansas in 1866. They located first in Atchison County but four years later removed to Marion County, and there Mrs. Rhodes yet lives, being now aged eighty years. Mr. Rhodes for forty-four years successfully carried on farming and stockraising, a quiet, industrious man, a good neighbor and a valued citizen. In politics he was affiliated with the republican party. Both he and wife were members of the Presbyterian Church. They had four children: Christian E., who is a banker at Elmo, Kansas; William H.; Mary E., who is the wife of H. H. Banker, who is a merchant at Browasville, Texas; and J. Frank, who is a farmer and stockraiser on the old homestead in Marion County. William H. Rhodes was reared to be a farmer and very early, on his father’s homestead, began to learn the practical...

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