Location: Burrton Kansas

Biography of Allan Arthur Gilbert, M.D.

Dr. Allan Arthur Gilbert, an internist of St. Louis, who in his practice has gained high professional standing, was born in Burrton, Kansas, May 26, 1890, a son of the Rev. H. M. Gilbert, who was born in South Carolina, but was descended from one of the old families of Connecticut of English lineage. The progenitor of the family in the new world was Mathew Gilbert, who came across the Atlantic on the historic Mayflower and was the first deputy governor of Connecticut under King George. Among the ancestors of Dr. Gilbert was also Colonel Ethan Allen, who commanded the famous Green Mountain boys in the Revolutionary war. Rev. H. M. Gilbert was a graduate of Vanderbilt University, attending the Theological Seminary and also was gradauted from Wafford College. He received his Doctor of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt and devoted his entire life to the ministry of the Presbyterian church. He is now a representative of the Presbyterian Board of Ministerial Relief and resides in St. Louis, but has his business headquarters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He married Clara Elizabeth Fulton, a native of Illinois. Her father was Isaac B. Fulton, a pioneer of that state and also of Kansas and after removing to the west be served as a member of the state legislature of Kansas for a number of terms and was very active in republican politics. He...

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Fugit, Blanche – Obituary

Well Known Woman Passed Away Last Monday Mrs. Blanche Fugit of Kalema, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Bellfield of this place, died in the hospital at La Grande, Monday morning of this week. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church and burial was made in the North Powder cemetery, the following afternoon. The immediate surviving relatives are the parents, the husband, a child of two and a babe one day old. Mrs. Fugit was 22 years of age and lived at North Powder for many years prior to her marriage, where her husband is employed by the O.W.R.R.&N. offices. North Powder News Saturday, June 14, 1919 Obituary Mrs. Blanche Marilla Fugit, the youngest of nine children born to Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Belfield, was born at Burrton Kansas, July 14th, 1897, and died at La Grande hospital, La Grande, Oregon, June 8th, 1919, aged 21 years, 10 months and 25 days. She came to Oregon in 1911 and has resided here most of the time since. Early in life she displayed religious tendencies of marked character and united with the Methodist church at the age of 11 years. On December 18, 1916, she was joined in marriage to Leo T. Fugit, and was living at Kamela, Oregon, at the time of her departure. Those left to mourn her departure are a husband, Leo Fugit and two infant...

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Biographical Sketch of J. T. Shive

J. T. Shive, another son of John W. Shive, was born on his father’s farm in Harvey County December 12, 1875, was educated partly in the rural schools there and attended the State Normal School at Emporia. At the age of nineteen he began teaching in Neosho County, followed that work two years, then for nine years was connected with the Burrton State Bank, beginning as bookkeeper and promoted to assistant cashier and cashier. In April, 1908, he became cashier of the Galesburg State Bank, but on July 1, 1917, returned to the Burrton State Bank as cashier. He is a member of the Kansas Bankers’ and the American Bankers’ Association, and among other business interests had a farm of 128 acres in Neosho County and owned a good home on Main Street in Burrton. He is a republican, a member of the Christian Church and is affiliated with Burrton Lodge No. 182, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. Mr. J. T. Shive married, Docember 8, 1895, at Galesburg in Neosho County, Miss Josie Easley. Her mother, Mrs. Rachel Easley, still lives in Galesburg. J. T. Shive and wife have two children, Clark, born September 9, 1896, now a farmer at Galesburg; and Joe, born November 10,...

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Biography of Arthur E. Mallory

Arthur E. Mallory is superintendent of city schools at Burrton, and is one of the highly educated men of the state, being a graduate of the Kansas University. Mr. Mallory had a thorough scientific training, and is competent to co-operate with every effort to raise the technical instruction standards of his home community. Mr. Mallory was born near Le Loup in Franklin County, Kansas, April 5, 1886. His paternal ancestors came from Ireland to New York several generations ago and some of the family fought in the Revolutionary war. His father, William Mallory, is now living at Scott City, Kansas. Born in Illinois in 1856, William Mallory was brought to Kansas Territory in 1858, the Mallorys being among the early pioneers of this state. His grandfather, George R. Mallory, who was born in New York State in 1823, came to Kansas following his brother, John S. Mallory, who had previously located a homestead of 160 acres in Franklin County. George Mallory bought forty acres of this homestead and afterwards acquired a farm aggregating 120 acres, where he lived until he died in 1902. During the Civil war he was a Union soldier. George Mallory married Wilhelmina Boom, a native of New York State, who died in Franklin County, Kansas. William Mallory grew up on the old Franklin County farm, was married there and was successfully engaged in farming until...

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Biography of Roy G. Williams

Roy G. Williams, editor and proprietor of the Burrton Graphic, is one of the younger newspaper men of Kansas, but since entering that field had proved a master of the difficult art of conducting a country journal with usefulness and influence and with a fair share of profit on the credit side of the business ledger. The Burrton Graphic is a continuation of the old Burrton Monitor, which was founded in 1881 by George Vandeveer and published by the Burrton Publishing Company. This was later succeeded by the Burrton Graphic, with M. L. Sherpy editor. In 1904 the Kansas Grit Weekly was founded by George W. Kelley, but in 1906 the name was changed to the Burrton Grit and in 1910 to the Burrton Free Lance, edited by Ben W. Harlow. This was consolidated in 1912 with the Burrton Graphic. The Burrton Graphic, which is now in its thirty-first volume, is a well edited weekly paper with circulation over Harvey and surrounding counties, and is published from a complete plant well equipped mechanically. The plant and offices are in the postoffice building. Roy G. Williams, its editor and proprietor, was born at Burrton December 13, 1892. His father is Harry Williams, who was born at Taunton, England, in October, 1856. He grew up and married in England and was a railroad worker in that country. In 1881 he came...

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Biography of Rees E. Thomas

Rees E. Thomas has for a number of years been one of those active business leaders at Burrton who carry many responsibilities having to do not only with his individual prosperity but with the welfare of the entire community. Mr. Thomas first knew Burrton, Kansas, as a boy, but had spent his life in many different localities. He was born in Fillmore County, Minnesota, April 2, 1877. His father, William R. Thomas, who died at Burrton, Kansas, in December, 1913, was a very capable worker and business man, and his spirit of enterprise caused him to taste new experiences in many widely separated fields of endeavor. He was born in 1845 at Penmachno in North Wales, and grew up there and did work as a slate quarryman. In 1865, at the age of twenty, he immigrated to the United States, spending a short time in Pennsylvania, later was in Wisconsin, and then went to Fillmore County, Minnesota, and joined the pioneer agricultural element of that state. Returning to Wales, he married there in 1876, but soon brought his bride back to America and in 1877 again located in Fillmore County, Minnesota, where he bought a farm. About that time his oldest child, Rees E., was born. In 1882 William R. Thomas moved to Minneapolis and in 1883 went back to Wales, where he spent three and a half years...

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