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Biography of W. Antoine Hall, M. D.

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Dr. William Antoine Hall, whose connection with the St. Louis, Missouri State and American Medical Associations keeps him thoroughly informed concerning the progres that is being made by the medical profession, has for twenty-seven years engaged in practice in St. Louis. He was born in Clinton county, Missouri, October 3,1869, and is a son of Jeremiah S. Hall, a native of Clinton county, Missouri, and a presentative of one of the old families of this state that came from Tennessee, the grandfather, Elisha Hall, removing from the latter state to Missouri, where he took up the occupation of farming settling in Clinton county about 1830. He there secured government land and thus early became identified with the agricultural development of the state. He was accompanied by his two brothers, James Calhoun and John Hall. Throughout his remaining days Elisha Hall continued a resident of Missouri, passing away in 1858, at the age of forty-two years. His son, Jeremiah S. Hall, was reared and educated in Clinton county and he, too, followed the occupation of farming after attaining his majority. Later, however, he turned his attention to merchandising, but later lived retired, making his home at Edgerton, Missouri, where in well earned rest he enjoyed the fruits of his former toil until death called him, October 12,...

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Biographical Sketch of Henry H. Van Natta

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Henry H. Van Natta is the present county attorney of Republic County. He had nearly completed two terms of service in that office. That service had been a distinction to himself and a matter of eminent satisfaction to the people of the county. He was first elected to the office in November, 1912, upon the republican ticket. In 1914 he had opposition neither at the primaries nor in the general election. In Kansas local politics this was an almost unprecedented condition. One of the contributory causes was doubtless the fact that Mr. Van Natta is not only an able attorney and popular citizen himself but is the son of the venerable Nelson T. Van Natta, one of the splendid pioneers of Republic County where for thirty years he had successfully practiced law. Reference to the career of this pioneer lawyer is found on other pages. Even more important in the election of Mr. Van Natta as county attorney was the fact that in his previous administration he had shown unusual efficiency and had also practiced the principle contained in the declaration “equal rights to every one and special privileges to none.” It had been characteristic of both his personal character and of his official administration that the most lowly vagrant acensed of crime had received fair,...

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Biographical Sketch of W. R. Barnard, Dr.

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Barnard and Galley, D. V. S. As veterinarians one of the best equipped firms in the State of Kansas is that of Barnard & Galley of Belleville. In a few years they have acquired a practice extending all over Republic County, and they are both accomplished young men, scientific and practical, and valuable adjuncts to the business of agriculture and animal husbandry in their section of the state. The senior member of this firm, W. R. Barnard, is a native of Kansas, born in 1880, and a son of W. A. and Hannah Barnard. His parents were Illinois people and in September, 1878, came to Kansas. Doctor Barnard was one of three children, but the only other one still living is his sister Hattie. Educated in the common schools, Doctor Barnard showed from early youth an inclination for the handling of livestock, and early determined upon veterinary surgery as a vocation. He entered the Kansas City Veterinary College and was graduated there in 1909. Since then he had been in active practice in Belleville. In December, 1915, he formed a copartnership with Dr. F. W. Galley. This firm had built and furnished with the most modern equipment an office and hospital for the treatment of all kinds of domestic animals. On January 22, 1915, the State...

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Biography of F. W. Galley, Dr.

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Barnard and Galley, D. V. S. As veterinarians one of the best equipped firms in the State of Kansas is that of Barnard & Galley of Belleville. In a few years they have acquired a practice extending all over Republic County, and they are both accomplished young men, scientific and practical, and valuable adjuncts to the business of agriculture and animal husbandry in their section of the state. The senior member of this firm, W. R. Barnard, is a native of Kansas, born in 1880, and a son of W. A. and Hannah Barnard. His parents were Illinois people and in September, 1878, came to Kansas. Doctor Barnard was one of three children, but the only other one still living is his sister Hattie. Educated in the common schools, Doctor Barnard showed from early youth an inclination for the handling of livestock, and early determined upon veterinary surgery as a vocation. He entered the Kansas City Veterinary College and was graduated there in 1909. Since then he had been in active practice in Bellevillc. In December, 1915, he formed a copartnership with Dr. F. W. Galley. This firm had built and furnished with the most modern equipment an office and hospital for the treatment of all kinds of domestic animals. On January 22, 1915, the State...

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Biography of C. W. Copeland

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now C. W. Copeland. A veteran in the ice business, C. W. Copeland is president of the Belleville Lee and Cold Storage Company. He is one of the leading business men and citizens of that thriving city. The Belleville Ice and Cold Storage Company was incorporated January 15, 1915, with Mr. Copeland as president and with G. H. Bramwell as secretary and W. K. Bramwell as treasurer. This plant had a capacity for the manufacture of twenty-five tons of ice per day, and had storage capacity for 5,000 tons. The plant, eligibly situated on the Rock Island Railroad tracks, covers 90 by 170 feet of ground, and is modern in every point of equipment. The company employs about seven hands during most of the season, and their ice is manufactured from an unfailing supply of pure water, drawn from a 145-foot well. Mr. Copeland had spent twenty-two years in the ice industry and had also had a wide experience in other lines of business. He was born in Danville, Virginia, in 1868, and represents an old Southern family. His parents were William N. and Eleanor F. Copeland. His father was a Confederate soldier during the war between the states. Reared and liberally educated in his native state, C. W. Copeland came West in 1889 and his mature...

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Biographical Sketch of W. S. Chapman

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now W. S. Chapman, of the firm of W. S. Chapman & Co, merchants, was born in Jefferson County, Iowa, October 17, 1847; enlisted in Company F, Sixteenth Iowa Volunteer Infantry, and remained until the close of the war. He came to Belleville, Republic County, Kan., in 1872, and engaged in merchandising; and in 1874 started a branch store in Mankato, Jewell County. Mr. Chapman came to Mankato and erected a business building 23×60 feet, with a wareroom 16×60 foot, and now carries a stock of from $10,000 to $12,000. The firm own 960 acres of land in Jewell County, 500 of which adjoin the town of Mankato; also owns a building and lots in Oberlin, Kan. He is a married man and father of two children – Walter and...

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Biography of Almon A. Gist

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Almon A. Gist. Arkansas City is one of the most important points on the system of the Santa Fe Railway, the Oklahoma & Gulf Line there connecting with the eastern and western divisions of the system. Many of the important offices connected with the traffic and operating departments are located in Arkansas City, and some of the men who have risen highest in the service have their business headquarters there. One of them is A. A. Gist, now train master, who had been a railroad man during the most of his active career and had been located at Arkansas City since 1909. Mr. Gist is a native of Kansas and is a member of that prominent Scotch-Irish family of Gists which were Colonial settlers in Virginia and some of whom were frontiersmen in extremely early times. There was a Gist whose name is frequently mentioned in the history of Revolutionary times, was a path finder over the Alleghanies, and was frequently employed by Washington and other notables of the time. From Virginia the family came west and were pioneers in Missouri, where they located about the time that district was acquired as part of the Louisiana purchase. Mr. Gist’s paternal grandfather, William J. Gist, was born in Missouri as early as 1810, nine years before Missouri...

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Biography of Edward Bumgardner, A. M., M. D., D. D. S.

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Edward Bumgardner, A. M., M. D., D. D. S., of Lawrence, had been a resident of Kansas for over thirty-five years. Though not a native, he is a loyal Kansan and deeply interested in its progress and standing among the states. He had read and studied with sympathy and understanding Kansas history, and his pride in the state’s past and her institutions had prompted him so far as consistent with his professional work to assist in various public and semi-public undertakings. Doctor Bumgardner is a native of Indiana, born in Warren County, April 10, 1865. His parents were Andrew and Sophia Elizabeth (Straight) Bumgardner. Four of their eight children are still living. Andrew Bumgardner was a farmer and during the Civil war held a lieutenant’s commission from Governor Morton to raise a company of Home Guards. The Straights came from West Virginia and relatives of Doctor Bumgardner’s mother were on both sides of the fratricidal strife of 1861-65. In 1880 the family moved to a farm three miles north of Holton, Kansas. Andrew Bumgardner acquired a half section of unimproved land and undertook to make a farm from the land which he had received as nature had left it. The father succeeded in his ambition, lived out a prosperous career and died at Holton in 1912....

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Biography of Lewis D. Raynolds

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Lewis D. Raynolds. One of the prosperous and prominent farmers of Jewell County, and a man who had been identified with various of the activities of life, Lewis D. Raynolds, of Mankato, is not of that type who had had fortune and prosperity thrust upon him by inheritance and, perhaps, increased it by careful management. His large property, his satisfying competency, his prominent connection with a number of enterprises, and his high and substantial standing as a citizen have been acquired by individual force of character, by industry, perseverance and intelligent effort, founded upon the strictest honor. Starting as a simple homesteader of land in Jewell County in 1873, he is now the owner of a large and valuable property and the repository of important interests, and no citizen in the community had a higher standing. Since 1893 he had been identified with the Spiritualists of this country and had attended six of the annual conventions of the National Spiritualists Association as delegate from the State Spiritualists Association, and during the past three years had been president of the state organization, with his headquarters at Kansas City. Lewis D. Raynolds was born in Pike County, Ohio, September 24, 1847, a son of J. W. and Judith (Ruckman) Raynolds. The family of which he is a member...

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