Location: Seward County KS

Biographical Sketch of Otho T. Woods

Otho T. Woods is now serving as United States marshal for the District of Kansas, with headquarters at Topeka. He is a Kansas man, was reared on a farm, and had made himself a factor in public affairs of his home district, and it was his creditable and efficient service as a county sheriff which preceded and gave him the qualifieations for his present responsible post. He was born in November, 1865, and had spent most of his life in Kansas. He was one of eight children born to John C. and Laura E. (Smith) Woods, his father having been a prosperous Kansas farmer. With an education in the grammar and high schools of Kansas, he had ample discipline ín the work of the farm under his father, and later he took up farming as an independent vocation and also became extensively engaged in the stock business. Mr. Woods had for many years lived in Seward County, and he served as sheriff of that county for two terms. He was appointed United States marshal June 10, 1914, and had under his supervision five deputy United States marshals. On many occasions Mr. Woods had shown his courage and coolness in the presence of danger, and is a prompt executive, quick to carry out his orders, and with a resourcefulness which makes him master of every exigency. He is affiliated with...

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Biography of William Renwick Curry

William R. Curry. That American agriculture had not kept pace with other grent American industries is due mainly, in the opinion of experts and students of the subject, to lack of intelligent organization. While the problems of Amcrican farming are now being attacked with an energy never before displayed, there is no question that one of the influences that have done most and will continuo to do more to vitalize farming methods is the county agent’s movement, which furnishes at least one of the principal instruments by which better co-operation can he supplied and the available sources of information more readily distributed in an agrieultural community. The position of farm agent for the Doniphan County Bureau is filled by William R. Curry, himself a young Kansan born and bred, a product of Kansas farm experience and a graduate of the State Agricultural College. William Renwick Curry was born at Dunavant in Jefferson County, Kansas, January 24, 1886, and represents a family which through four generations have been identified with this state. Mr. Curry grew up on his father’s farm in Jefferson County, attended the rural schools at Hickory Point. and in 1902 graduated from the Winchester High School. Following his high school course he had three years of training on the home farm, and then for five years was a teacher, four years in the rural schools of his...

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