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Biographical Sketch of J. W. Green

J. W. Green, furniture dealer, was born in Clinton County, Ohio, November 21, 1844. Moved to Iowa in 1868; came to Jewell County, Kan., in the fall of 1873, and took a homestead five miles northwest of Burr Oak, and is now the owner of 280 acres of land. He went into the furniture business in Burr Oak in 1881, under the firm name of Green & Carpenter. He held the office of school clerk and trustee of Burr Oak Township for three years. Took United States census for the one hundred and twenty-third sub-district of third district of Kansas in 1880. He is a member of the K. of P. Was married March 25, 1869, in Marshall County, Iowa, to Miss Louisa C. Fulwider. They have four children – L. W., E. L., H. L., J. R., and Musett and Maud,...

Biographical Sketch of Dr. H. Hannum

Dr. H. Hannum was born in Paine’s Point, Ogle Co., Ill., March 11, 1854. Attended Rock River Seminary in Illinois; also attended Rush Medical College, of Chicago, and graduated February 22, 1881, after having taken a full course of clinical and didactic instruction during three winters and spring terms of the institution, and received a certificate of honor for the same. The doctor first practiced in Illinois, came to Kansas in April, 1881, and settled in Burr Oak, where he has been engaged in the practice of his chosen profession ever since. He is also a graduate of the Kalamazoo Commercial College. Is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and has acted as secretary of the lodge; and is a member of the Knights of...

Biographical Sketch of Louis P. Vance

Louis P. Vance, of Mankato, Jewell County, Kan., was born at Goshen, Elkhart County, Ind., December 9, 1837; removed at four and a half years of age to Jefferson County, Iowa, with his parents; was a farmer till his twenty-second year; spent two years prior to the war of the Rebellion in the Colorado mining regions. Enlisted in the service of the United States in March, 1862, as a member of Company B, Thirty-fifth Missouri Volunteer Infantry; was promoted from the ranks through the grades of non-commissioned and two of the commissioned offices of the line; was mustered out in July, 1865, with his company with the rank of Captain, which rank he occupied about ten months prior to the close of the war. Returned to Fairfield, Iowa, and was, by election, Treasurer of Jefferson County eight years, during the years intervening January 1, 1868, and January 1, 1878. Entered into private banking at Mankato, Kansas, with Case, Vance & Co., in September 1877; afterwards was engaged in brokerage, loan and other pursuits in Kansas. Was married May 6, 1868, at Fairfield, Iowa, to Miss Lizzie P. Heron. They had six children born to them – Minnie A., George C., Blanche L., Jessie May and Oscar Perry; the two latter died of scarlet fever, Oscar P. died April 1, 1879, aged two years, and Jessie M. died April 9, 1879, aged four years. Sibyl L., the junior member of the family, at the date of this compiling, was three years and six months...

Biographical Sketch of M. Winsor

M. Winsor editor Mankato Review, has been one of the most prominent men in the county. He was born in Chautauqua County, N. Y., and March 20, 1840. He received only a common school education, yet a thorough one. He removed when eighteen to Illinois with his parents, and when twenty, went alone to Colorado, where he joined the First Colorado Cavalry in 1863, remaining in active service to the close of the war. His regiment was at the battle of Apache Canyon, New Mexico, when the Texan Rangers were defeated and four million dollars worth of Government property was saved at Fort Union. Soon after the close of the war he selected Jewell County as his future home, where he located on a homestead. In 1873 he established the Jewell County Diamond, which in 1878 was united with the Monitor, under the title, Monitor-Diamond. In 1876 Mr. Winsor and James A. Scarbrough wrote a history of the county, which was issued in pamphlet and to which this history is greatly indebted for its data. Mr. Winsor is now editing the Review at Mankato, an excellent county paper with perhaps the largest circulation of any paper in the county. He is a man of marked ability, and widely known and esteemed for his benevolence and kindness of...

Biographical Sketch of N. E. Burns

N. E. Burns, lumber dealer, was born in Hancock County, Ohio, March 4, 1861. Removed to Hoopeston, Ill., and did business just across the line in Ambia, Ind. Came to Burr Oak, Jewell County, Kan., May 3, 1882, and engaged in the lumber business under the firm name of Cobb & Burns. The same firm has a number of lumberyards in Kansas, and are working up a satisfactory trade. Mr. Burns is an energetic young man, and will be well known in the commercial world. He was married in Hoopeston, Ill., December 25, 1881, to Miss Anna...

Biographical Sketch of W. E. Bush

W. E. Bush, editor, was born at Beaver Dam, Mass., February 9, 1854. His parents soon after his birth removed to New York State, where the subject of this notice received a good common-school education. He at first followed farming for a livelihood, but soon abandoned that occupation and adopted the profession of teaching with marked success in New York State and Otoe County, Nebraska. In 1880 he purchased the Burr Oak Reveille, which he is conducting in a manner highly satisfactory to its...

Biographical Sketch of J. E. Faidley

J. E. Faidley was born in Somerset County, Pa., October 9, 1840. Removed to Ohio, thence to Iowa, thence to Nebraska, and came to Jewell County, Kan., in October, 1870 and took a homestead adjoining the town site of Burr Oak. Purchased from Lewis and Godfrey part of the town site of Burr Oak. He is the owner of 2,000 acres of land in Jewell County and a large part of Burr Oak, and has an interest in a hardware and farm implement establishment in Burr Oak, also an interest in a large stock of merchandise, and has done a great deal toward the up-building of the young and thrifty town of Burr Oak. He is a member of the German Baptist Church. He was married in Falls City, Neb., in June 1870, to Miss Joanna Ives. They have five children – Luella, Albert, Irena, Marshall and Allen. He also owns a large interest in the town of Cambridge, Neb., in Furnas County, on the B. & M. R....

Biographical Sketch of Smith Thompson

Smith Thompson was born in Beaver County, Pa., January 15, 1834. Removed to Ohio in 1847; thence to Henry County, Iowa, in 1853. Enlisted in April 1861 in Company F, First Iowa Volunteer Infantry, under the first call of the President. Enlisted again in the fall of 1861, in Company D, Fourteenth Iowa Volunteer Infantry, and held a commission as Lieutenant in said company. Was wounded in the head and side at Shiloh, and in the thigh at Pilot Knob, Mo. He was afterward appointed First Lieutenant of Company F, Seventh United States Veteran Volunteers of First Army Corps (Hancock’s). Was mustered out at Baltimore, June, 1866. Came to Jewell County in 1871. He is a member of G. A. R., Post No....

Biographical Sketch of Byron J. Thompson

Byron J. Thompson was born in Gallia County, Ohio, in 1848. He received a high school education, and has since devoted the most of his time to teaching, in which profession he has been very successful; was principal of the public schools of Austin, Mo., and Louisville. He abandoned the profession on account of poor health. Purchasing the Jewell County Monitor, he sprang into the arena of journalism, where he is meeting with deserved success. He is one of the early settlers of Jewell County, is widely known and highly esteemed for his honesty, integrity and...

Biographical Sketch of Manoah Stone

Manoah Stone, Register of Deeds, was born in Iowa Territory (now Jefferson County, Iowa), May 11, 1843. Removed with his parents to Marion County in 1853, where he resided on a farm until the spring of 1860, when, like a great many others, he took the gold fever and went West to make his fortune, and spent several years in the various mining camps of Colorado, Utah, Idaho and Montana. He returned to the States in 1865; was married to Miss Mary P. McLean, May 15, 1867, at Knoxville, Iowa, and November of the same year removed to Richardson County, Nebraska, where he engaged in the occupation of teaching school until the spring of 1873, when he came with his family to Jewell County; was elected Trustee of Prairie Township, and served two terms; was elected Register of Deeds in 1875, and re-elected in 1877 and 1879, and now holds the office. He is also engaged in agriculture, having a valuable farm of 240 acres near the thriving town of Jewell City. Is a prominent member of Mankato Lodge No. 186 I. O. O....
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