Location: Mankato Kansas

Biographical Sketch of J. J. Dalton

J. J. Dalton, drugs. Born in Illinois, July 1, 1855; moved to Glenwood, Iowa, thence to Jewell County, Kan., in 1870. Came to Mankato in 1873; was appointed Treasurer of Jewell County, July 1, 1876, the very day he was twenty-one years old; has held the offices of Deputy Treasurer, Deputy Recorder, Deputy Clerk, etc., from 1873 to the present time. He engaged in the drug and jewelry business under the firm name of J. J. Dalton & Co., in l874, and is now engaged in the same line of business. He is a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, K. of P., and A. O. U. W.; holds the office of Noble Grand in the Odd Fellows, and Chancellor Commander in the K. of P. He was married in Jewell County, November 20, 1881, to Miss M. V....

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Biographical Sketch of George W. Collins

George W. Collins, real estate and farm loans, was born in England, December 12, 1858; came to America July 8, 1870, and settled in Republic County, Kan. Moved to Jewell County, and engaged in the printing business. In 1875, in company with N. W. Pettigrew, he established the Norton County Advance, and ran the same for eight months, when he sold out and moved to Mankato and engaged in the real estate and loan business, in which line he has been very successful. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity. Was married in Mankato, December 22, 1881, to Kate...

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Biography of Elmer Birdell Gift

Elmer Birdell Gift, a native Kansan, spent his active years in educational work. He is now city superintendent of the public schools of Manhattan, and has been a teacher or a student in higher educational institutions continuously for the past twenty years. He was born on a farm in Smith County, Kansas, April 28, 1874, a son of John and Rachel Ann (Akers) Gift. His parents came to Kansas from Iowa in 1873, settling on a farm. His father was a native of Pennsylvania of German lineage, while his mother was born in Ohio of Scotch and English ancestry. Their respective parents were early settlers in Jefferson County, Iowa, and John and Rachel were married in that state. The only son in a family of eight children Elmer B. Gift spent the years of childhood and youth on a farm. He was educated in the rural schools, and in 1895 graduated from the high school of Mankato, Kansas. His enviable place in educational circles and his thorough scholarship is the result of many years of alternate teaching and study. What he earned in one season of teaching was extended in a following course of study, and since leaving high school he has paid his own way. After graduating from high school in 1895 he spent two years in a country school. Entering the Kansas State Normal at Emporia, he...

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Hackler, Clemma Aileen – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Clemma Aileen Hackler, 81, of La Grande died Nov. 20 at her home. A memorial service will be held at later time. Arrangements are under the direction of Daniels Chapel of the Valley. Mrs. Hackler was born March 6, 1925, to William and Eunice Hughes Barber in Mankato, Kan. Her family moved to Steamboat Springs, Colo., where they lived for a short time before moving to Hermiston. She married Clarence Hackler and the couple raised watermelons in Hermiston before moving to Weston, where they logged. Mrs. Hackler cooked at numerous restaurants over the years. Whan she moved to La Grande she continued cooking at Spout Springs ski lodge until her retirement. She enjoyed hand quilting, needlework, painting and birthday parties, but most of all loved crafts. Survivors include her children and their spouses, Judy and Lew Hunter of Priest River, Idaho, Bill and Linda Hackler of Bogue, Kan., and Ed Hackler and Gail and Keith Hescock, all of La Grande; siblings, James Barber of Milton-Freewater, Wayne Barber of Ukiah, Earl Barber of Burns and Ethel Geer of Hermiston; nine grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; and other relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a sister, Opal Geer. Memorial contributions may be made to Heart and Home Hospice in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande 97850. The Observer,...

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Biography of G. Orien Kirkpatrick

G. Orien Kirkpatrick, cashier of the State Exchange Bank of Mankato, had been identified with this institution for ten years, and during this period of time his career had been one of constant advancement. Mr. Kirkpatrick is a native son of Jewell County, Kansas, and was born November 22, 1883, his parents being J. P. and Luella (Elder) Kirkpatrick. J. P. Kirkpatrick was born in 1856, in Iowa, being reared on the Iowa and Minnesota frontier, and in 1870 accompanied his parents to Jewell County, Kansas, where he had since been engaged in farming on the old homestead, which was originally a tract of 160 acres but now consists of 200 acres. Mr. Kirkpatrick, who is one of the industrious and progressive agriculturists of his community, carries on diversified farming and uses modern methods and up-to-date machinery and appliances in his work. He is a republican in his political views and a man of influence in his community. Mrs. Kirkpatrick, who was born in Iowa, in 1863, had been the mother of the following children: Amanda, who is a teacher in the public schools of Jewell County; G. Orien; Meribah, who for several years was employed in the Stockton (Kansas) National Bank, and is now the wife of Ed Bigge, a farmer of the vicinity of Stockton; Ethcl and Florence, who are teachers in the Jewell county schools; and...

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