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Biography of Earl A. Nossaman

Earl A. Nossaman, secretary of the Monarch Cement Company at Humboldt, had lived in Kansas since early infancy, educated himself for the teaching profession, which he followed for a number of years, and was in the drug business before he accepted his present official position with the Monarch Cement Company. He went with this company while it was being reorganised, and as manager of the sales department had had much to do with its successful operations in recent years. His ancestry goes back to Hesse Cassel, Germany, where his great-grandfather was born. Coming to America, this ancestor settled in Pennsylvania. Mr. Nossaman’s grandfather, Lewis Nossaman, served with credit as a Union soldier during the American Civil war. For many years he lived on a farm in Harrison County, Missouri, came from there to Kingman County, Kansas, where he was a pioneer homesteader, and he died at Wellington, Kansas. Earl Adrian Nossaman was born in Harrison County, Missouri, February 18, 1879. His father is Warren Pierce Nossaman, who was born in Iowa in 1853, but when a boy went with his parenta to Harrison County, Missouri, where he grew up and married. He became a farmer, and in the fall of 1879 came to Kansas, first locating in McPherson County and in 1883 taking up a homestead of 160 acres in Kingman County. He developed that as a good farm, but in 1905 sold out and retired to Cunningham, Kansas, where he now resided. In order to have occupation for his leisure time he had since engaged in the real estate and insurance business and is also one of the...

Biography of Arthur Leonard Guy

Arthur Leonard Guy. That Kansas within the last half century had made rapid strides forward and had won a foremost place among the states of the Union is gratifying to those who love her and have grown up within her borders. It is not so remarkable, however, that this is true, because she had elemental strength to draw from and a stable eitizenship to guard and guide her enterprises. One of her pioneers who came to Clay County shortly after the curtain had been rung down upon the great fractricidal period of war was William Guy, a man of great business enterprise and of sterling character. His honorable name and the business he founded are perpetuated in still wider development by his son Arthur Leonard Guy, one of Wakefield’s most prominent citizens and able business men, who is president of the Farmers and Merchants Bank of Wakefield and is the directing head also of other enterprises which are important in commercial circles all over the state. Arthur Leonard Guy was born at Shrewsbury, England, February 10, 1868. His parents were William and Mary (Matthews) Guy, both natives of England, the father born in 1832 at Lewes in County Sussex, and the mother in 1833 in the City of London. Both died at Wakefield, Kansas, the mother in 1907 and the father in 1910. They were the parents of six ebildren, namely: John M., who resided on a farm near Longford, Kansas; Frederick W., who is a railroad mail clerk, resided at No. 228 East Thirty-fifth Street, Kansas City, Missouri; G. F., who is proprictor of the Pico Heights Lumber...

Biographical Sketch of John P. Marshall

John P. Marshall was born in New Alresford, Hampshire, England, October 11, 1846. His father was William Marshall, a contractor and builder of that town. Leaving school, John P. Marshall worked in the drygoods business at Southampton, and at Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire, until 1865, when he came to Montreal where he worked in the wholesale drygoods business until September, 1868, when he moved to Chicago. In February, 1870, he came to Wakefield and took up land southwest of town. This he farmed until January, 1890, when he was called to take the management of the Co-operative Store in Wakefield, a position he still holds. He married in June, 1872, Miss Adelaide Pearson, of Baltimore, Maryland, and of their children two girls and three boys are...

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