Location: Winterset Iowa

Biography of Charles S. Elliott

Charles S. Elliott. Some of Topeka’s most valuable citizenship had been furnished by the Elliott family during the past forty years. One of them was the late George N. Elliott, who was prominent as a lawyer and at one time filled the office of probate judge in Shawnee County. Mr. Charles S. Elliott, son of Judge Elliott, was for some years connected with the work of the first State Railway Commission of Kansas as its secretary, had been active in business affairs at Topeka for many years, and only recently retired from the office of president of the Topeka Commercial Club. George N. Elliott, who came to Kansas in 1878, and began the practice of law at Topeka, was born at Millersburg, Ohio, grew up and received his education in that state, and later moved to Winterset, Iowa, where he married Mary E. David. He continued the practice of law in Iowa. He possessed an intense loyalty to his country and its institutions, and early in the Civil war, leaving behind his young wife and two children, he went into the army, joining the Thirty-ninth Iowa Volunteer Infantry, and was made captain of his company when mustered into service. He was in the war almost from the beginning until the end. He fought in the Atlanta campaign, on the march to the sea, the campaign through the Carolinas, and...

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Biography of William L. McNaughten, M. D.

William L. McNaughten, M. D., had been long and favorably known as a capable physician and surgeon in Chautauqua County, and now controls a large practice at Sedan. In his younger days he met and overcame obstacles and had to work for every step of his advancement while gaining his education and preparing himself for his profession. When nineteen years of age his education in the common schools was completed, and he then began working on a farm and learning the carpenter’s trade. As a carpenter he worked in Missouri and in 1883 moved to Kansas, locating in Montgomery County. For nine years he was one of the force of carpenters employed by the Missouri Pacific Railroad Company. He had long felt that his real sphere was in the profession of medicine, but having a family to care for there were some weighty reasons why he should continue working at his mechanical trade. All the leisure time he had he applied to the study of medicine and he followed that with a course in the Kansas City College of Physicians and Surgeons and in 1897 entered the Columbian Medical College for one year. As an undergraduate he practiced for a year in Cedar County, Missouri, and in 1901 was given his degree M. D. In the meantime Doctor McNaughten had located in Chautauqua County in 1898 and was in...

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Biography of James A. Walker

James A. Walker, a resident of Kansas for more than thirty years, had applied himself with credit to various lines of business and official activity, but is now most widely known as state deputy of the Modern Woodmen of America, with headquarters at Emporia, where he had had his home for the past six years. Born at Winterset, Iowa, February 12, 1866, he grew up on his father’s farm in Missouri, gained his early education in the public schools of that state, and early in 1884 at the age of eighteen arrived in Jefferson County, Kansas. Then followed two years of farm work, while for the next two years he was with the construction department of the Santa Fe Railroad as a painter under Superintendent B. F. Crocker, working both in Kansas and Oklahoma. With this experience he set up for himself in the painting business at Madison, Kansas, and remained there until 1899. In the latter year he became acquainted with the Modern Woodmen of America as district deputy, and was traveling in the interest of that great fraternal organization all over the state. He deserves special credit for the successful organization and extension of the influence of this fraternity, and his work brought him the high honor in 1913 of appointment as state deputy, in charge of the order throughout the state, with headquarters in the New...

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Bowman, Laura Evalena Stickler – Obituary

Mrs. O. P. Bowman, long time resident of Umatilla county, died on Sunday morning [August 31, 1930] at 7:00 at St. Anthony’s hospital after an illness of three weeks. Mrs. Bowman was 62 years of age, being born in Winterset, Madison County, Iowa, on January 20, 1868. She crossed the plains at the age of 15 with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. Stickler. The family settled in Vancouver, Washington, later moving to Pendleton. She was married to Mr. Bowman on April 26, 1891 in Vancouver, WA. She is survived by her husband and the following children: Roy, Oscar, Hugh, Kenneth, and Robert Bowman, Florence Windsor, Leona Moser, Mildred Crow and 17 grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. J. W. Ingram, Pendleton, Mr. C. C. Anderson, Pendleton, and Mrs. W. W. Abbott of Portland; two brothers, Fred Stickler and Edgar Stickler of Pendleton. Funeral services will be held from the Folsom Chapel on Tuesday, Sept. 2 at two o’clock, with interment in Olney Cemetery. Pall bearers will be Frank Gritman, John Dunning, Frank Frazier, Earl Gillanders, Bill Patton and Henry Schwartz. Contributed by: Shelli...

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