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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES. (LAUDENBERGER - WILSON)
C. W. LAUDENBERGER, farmer, P. O. Frankfort, was born in Pennsylvania, December 29, 1857, and moved to Frankfort, Marshall County, Kan., November, 1878, and erected a building 22x 50 feet, and engaged in business with his father. They also own a fine farm of 198 acres, where they keep from forty to fifty head of cattle, and 100 hogs. Mr. Laudenberger is a member of the K. of P. He was married at Eaton, P. a., December 2, 1879, to Alice V. Frace. They have one child -- H. H., born in August, 1880.
CAPT. I. C. LEGERE, attorney-at-law, was born in Kentucky, June 20, 1837; attended school at Bedford, Indiana, and enlisted in the Union army in February, 1862, in Company A, Forty-ninth Indiana Volunteer Infantry; was promoted from this regiment to Captain of Company G, First Tennessee Cavalry; resigned in 1864 and again re-enlisted in February 1865, as Captain of Company E, One Hundred and Fifty-fifth Illinois, and remained until the close of the war, when he returned to Illinois where he remained until 1868, when emigrated to Marshall County, Kansas, where he now resides. The Captain was admitted to practice law in the District Courts of Marshall County, in 1870. He was elected to the State Legislature in 1873, elected Mayor of Frankfort in 1878, and was appointed County Commissioner of Marshall County in 1881, and again in 1882. He is a member of the Masonic Order, of the I. O. O. F. and the K. of P. He was married to M. J. Lindsey, July 20, 1863, at Mitchell, Ind.
WILLIAM LOGSDON, farmer, P. O. Frankfort, was born in 1842, in Clarke County, Mo. Six years later his parents settled in Dubuque County, Iowa, where he grew up and entered the Union service in July, 1862, as a private in Company C, Twenty-first Iowa Volunteer Infantry. His service was in the Hartsville fight, the siege of Vicksburg, and the battles attending, his being the first regiment to cross at Grand Gulf. He also served in Texas and at Mobile Bay, capturing the forts. A final raid up Red River was followed by the close of the war, and his discharge at baton Rouge, La., July 19, 1865, he married Mary Evansborn, in Dubuque County, Iowa, and in 1868, came to Kansas, locating first in Marshall County, then going to Smith County, and finally returning to his present location, in Marshall County. He is a stone mason by trade. Mr. and Mrs. Logsdon have four children -- Sarah A., James, Mary A. and George.
H. H. LOUREY, real estate dealer, was born in Canada, January 17, 1835. Emigrated from Canada in 1852, and located at Akron, Ohio. Went to Hillsdale, Mich., in 1856, and remained there until February, 1862, when he went into the United States army, and was in the Quartermaster's department until 1865, when he returned to Hillsdale, and remain there until in 1869, when he came to Kansas and located at Vermillion until 1873, when he moved to Frankfort and engaged in the fancy stock and real estate business. Mr. Lourey is agent for the C. M. Stebbin's land, and has been Mayor of the city of Frankfort from year 1876 to 1882. Belongs to the A. O. U. W. and Knights of Pythias. Was married in Hillsdale, Mich., February 22, 1859, to Mary E. Clark. Has one child -- Frank H., born October 25, 1860.
BENJAMIN McELROY, Postmaster at Frankfort, was born in Massachusetts, December 16, 1828; moved to Wisconsin in 1853, and in 1856 to Marshall County, Kansas. He enlisted in the United States Army in Company G, Thirteenth Kansas Infantry. After the close of the war he returned to Marshall County, and in 1875 moved his family to Frankfort, and on November 1, 1881, was appointed postmaster; held the office of County Commissioner in 1878-'79 and '80. The first grist of wheat Mr. McElroy raised in Marshall County, he hauled to Iowa Point, a distance of one hundred miles, and went the entire distance with an ox team and he himself barefooted, and said he never felt better or prouder in his life then he did on that riyal trip. He also raised and sold the first apples ever sold in Marshall County. He is a member of the A. F. and A. M. Lodge, and was elected Master of the Lodge in 1869, and served five years; was re-elected December, 1882.
A. J. McKEE, was born in Ohio, November 8, 1829, and with his parents moved to Allen County, Ohio, in 1841. From there he enlisted in the United States Army, in Company E, One Hundred and Fifty-first Ohio Infantry. After returning from the army, he made Allen County his home, until 1870?, when he moved to Marshall County, Kansas, and in 1877 moved his family on a farm, one mile west of Frankfort, while he engaged in the merchandise and grain business in the town. Mr. McKee belongs to the Masonic Order and G. A. R. He was married in Allen County, Ohio, April 19, 1854, to Elizabeth Protsman. They have a family of ten children -- Hermon R., Sarah A., Alice E., John A., Mayron J., Estella H., Rea D., Lillie, Ora D. and William C.
S. D. McKEE, attorney, was born to Allen County in 1841, and from that place to Frankfort, November 1, 1871. Mr. McKee has practiced law for the past fifteen years. When the war broke out, he entered the army as Captain of Company E, One Hundred and Fifty-first Ohio Infantry. Is a member of the Masonic Order, and was married in Allen County, Ohio, in 1854.
WILLIAM MORRISON, farmer, Section 12, P. O. Frankfort, was born July 20, 1823, in Jefferson County, Ind. His father, Robert Morrison, a North Carolinian by birth, and a Kentuckian by raising, removed from Indiana to Garrard County, Ky., in 1825, and lived there eight years. The next removal was to Clinton County, Ind., where William Morrison married Margaret Stroud, a native of Washington County, Tenn. He came to Kansas with his wife and four children in May, 1857, from Mercer County, Mo., and settled on the farm where he now and has since lived. His first house was a log one, the timber coming from his own "claim" and skirting the Vermillion. Mr. Morrison has 232 acres well improved and in a good state of cultivation, and one of the best orchards in the county, comprising 370 bearing apple trees, a large peach orchard, and 150 or more cherry trees. Mr. and Mrs. Morrison have living three children -- Mary, Mrs Lymen Chesley; Jas. M., now in Colorado, and Maria, who is with them on the Vermillion homestead.
BERNARD NAUMAN, farmer, P. O. Frankfort, was born in Saxe Altenburgh, Germany, July 9, 1840. Came to America in 1849, settled in Linn County, Iowa, where he remained until 1860, when he went to the Pacific Coast and engaged in teaching and mining. He returned from the coast to Marshall County, Kansas, in 1871, and is now in possession of a choice farm of 400 acres. He married in Marshall County, Kansas, March 5, 1874, to Carrie S. Cathcart. They have four children -- Maggie, aged seven years; Luella, six; Eda, four; Bernard, Jr., three.
R. S. NEWELL, capitalist, came from Worcester County, Massachusetts to Marshall County, Kansas, in 1857, and in the fall of that year taught the first school in the county, in Marysville. Was elected County Clerk, County Assessor and Justice of the Peace in that year, and in the following year, was appointed postmaster at Marysville, and purchased a printing press of Frank Marshall, publishing a newspaper styled, "The Democratic Platform;" continued publication until 1860. From 186?-'66 was Treasurer, County Clerk, Clerk of the District Court, and Probate Judge. In 1866, in conjunction with nine others, purchased a section of land and laid out the town of Frankfort. The town now has a population of 1,000 souls, is situated on the Central Branch Railroad, and is rapidly improving. He was married, in 1860, in Pawnee City, Nebraska, to Miss Annie Edwards. Is a Mason in good standing, and has an honorable record in public and private life. He owns a large flouring mill at Frankfort, and is the original Yankee of Marshall County.
ROBERT OSBORN, farmer, P. O. Frankfort, was born in Franklin County, Ill., January 12, 1822. Moved to Knox County, Ill., and remained until 1866, when he moved to Marshall County, Kan., where he has remained ever since, and is engaged in farming and stock raising. Has a farm of 320 acres. Mr. Osborn assessed the east half of Marshall County in 1868, and served as County Commissioner in years 1870 and 1872. Is a member of the Masonic Order. Married in Knox County, Ill., in September, 1843, to Betsey Roundtree; they have eight children.
H. M. PIDCOE was born in 1840, in Williamsport, Pa., and was reared in that state, serving a five years' apprenticeship as a plasterer. Prompt to respond to his country's call he enlisted in September 15, 1861, in Battery G, of the First Pennsylvania Light Artillery and with that organization took part in nearly all the desperate battles that made the army of the Potomac the most famous in the universe. Beginning at Mechanicsville, Va., June 26, 1862, his battery did its full share at the battles of Gaines Mills, Glendale, Second Bull Run, Fredericksburg (two battles), Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Pa., Frunkstown, Md., Bristow Station, Auburn, Va., Mine Run, Deep Bottom (two battles), Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Anna, Cold Harbor, Jerusalem Plank Road, and the siege of Petersburg. November 23, 1863, Private Pidcoe re-enlisted in Battery F, of the same regiment. On his return from the war he followed his vocation in Williamsport, Pa., until March 26, 1878, when he came to Frankfort, where he has a pleasant home and good patronage. Mrs. Pidcoe was Emma King, of Williamsport, Pa. They have three children -- Harry, Adell and Linford, all born in Williamsport. Mr. Pidcoe belongs to the I. O. O. F. of Frankfort, is a member of Henderson Post No. 53 G. A. R., and has been officer of the day since its organization.
ELI PUNTENEY, farmer, P. O. Frankfort, came to Kansas in 1857, as a Free-state man, from Iowa, and took his share of interest and responsibility in the settlement of the exciting questions of that day; was elected a State Senator under the (soon after defunct) Topeka constitution. Mr. Punteney was born in Henry County, Ind., in 1832, and is a son of John Punteney, a Marylander and farmer. Eli left "Hoosierdom" in 1850, and engaged in the lumber business in Decorah, Iowa. He made a claim on the Vermillion in 1857 and has since been a farmer. Mr. Punteney lost the use of his right hand by a saw-mill accident, and was of course debarred from taking up arms in active defense of the Union in 1861, but held a quartermaster's commission and served in that capacity. He is a Free Mason and a well-known and respected pioneer of the Vermillion Valley. His wife was Alvarada Smith, of Savanna, Mo., and they were married in 1859, Mr. P. coming to Kansas a bachelor.
T. F. RHODES, stock dealer, was born at Jordan, Onondaga Co., N. Y., Aug. 8, 1844; removed to Iowa in 1864, returned to New York in 1869. In 1878 moved to Kansas and settled, in Frankfort, Marshall County. He purchased a farm of 1,240 acres, situated four miles southeast of town. Feeds, on an average, 280 head of cattle and 150 head of hogs. Mr. Rhodes loans money on real estate security; is a member of the Masonic Order. He was married February 9, 1870, in Camillus, N. Y., to Hattie R. Munroe, daughter of Hon. James M. Munroe.
H. M. SANDERSON, M. D., was born in Richland, Ill., July 8, 1857, attended medical college at St. Louis, Mo., and graduated March 4, 1880. Practiced medicine in Richland, Ill., from March to November, when he went to Frankfort, Marshall Co., Kan., and took a position in the drug store of Dr. W. H. Clutter.
G. E. SCOVILLE, attorney, was born in Cook County, Ill., March 28, 1852; attended college at Beloit, Wis., in 1869-'70, moved from Cook County to Atchison in 1866; studied law with Senator Ingalls of said place, and was admitted to practice law in the District Court, March 17, 1873; practiced law and worked on a newspaper in Atchison until 1879; was Assistant City Attorney of Atchison in 1873, and Assistant County Attorney of Atchison County in 1876-'77, and was City Attorney of Frankfort during 1881-'83. Mr. S. is a member of the K. of P. and A. O. U. W., and was married in April 24, 1881. They have one child -- William E., born February 19, 1882.
CALVIN SHEPHERD, farmer, P. O. Frankfort, was born in 1849, in Champaign Co., Ohio. At the age of 17 years he located at Mt. Vernon, Ill., to engage in fruit culture, which enterprise proved a disastrous failure. After living there four years he married Miss Ida C. Berger. The issue of this marriage was one daughter, Naomi, born at Mt. Vernon, July 1, 1871. On the 5th of October, 1872, started for Kansas; arrived in Nemaha County and rented a farm, the proceeds of which were $312, in four years, with which he went from Nemaha County, twenty-five miles west, to Marshall County, where he now lives. He purchased eighty acres; for which he paid $350 down ($0 borrowed). He paid $600 in all for the eighty acres; fenced it, has a good house, orchard, etc. In the spring of 1872 he bought forty acres more, making him a good farm of 120 acres, free from all encumbrances. On the 5th of July, 1878, Mand, their second child, was born in Vermillion Township, Marshall County.
J. M. SHUMATE, merchant, was born in Illinois, January 27, 1840; enlisted in the U. S. Army, August 9, 1861, in Company B, Thirtieth Illinois Infantry, remained in service until January 29, 1865 when he was discharged on account of wounds; moved to Marshall County, Kan., May, 1866, and engaged in farming, and in 1877 moved to Frankfort and engaged in the merchandise business until 1881. Mr. S. was appointed J. P., June, 1882, and has been Township Clerk and Constable for three years, is a member of G. A. R. and A. O. U. W. and a Knight of Pythias; was married in Knox County, Ill., December 12, 1865, to Elida Osborn, they have four children -- Lulu, Carrie, William and Herbert.
ABRAM SMITH, blacksmith, was born in 1846, in Putnam County, Ind., and reared in Andrew County, Mo. In 1864 he enlisted in the Forty-third Missouri Volunteer Infantry, and was, with part of his regiment, captured by Gen. Price, the rebel-leader in Missouri, paroled, exchanged and then re-entered service; being honorably discharged for disability, May 29, 1865. He then resided in Andrew County, Mo., until 1876, when he located in Pottawatomie County, Kan., and came from there to Frankfort. He learned his trade when a boy, in Missouri, and has always followed it. His wife was Nancy G. Poston, of Missouri; and they have four children born in Missouri and two born in Kansas. Mr. Smith and wife belong to the Christian Church and he to the G. A. R.
THOMAS J. SNODGRASS, blacksmith, was born in Champaign County, Ohio, March 10, 1834; moved to Lima, Allen Co., Ohio, and in 1861 enlisted in the U. s. Army, and was elected First Lieutenant of Company D, one Hundred and Eighteenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry; returned to Allen County after the close of the war, and in 1869 moved to Marshall County, Kan. He is a member of the Masonic Lodge and held the office of Master in 1880. He is also a member of the G. A. R. He was married in Champaign County, Ohio, November, 1856, to M. E. Horr. He is the father of eight children; Ella, twenty-five; William, twenty-three; Olla, twenty-one; Dewight, nineteen; Nana A., sixteen; Emma, twelve; Jessie, ten; Burt, six. Mr. Snodgrass is a blacksmith by trade and is the owner of a fine farm a short distance from Frankfort, Marshall County, where he now resides.
WM. H. SNODGRASS, farmer, P. O. Frankfort, a native of Dubuque, Iowa, where he was born October 8, 1840, where he resided till the breaking out of the war of the rebellion. In 1862 he enlisted in Company H, Twenty-first Iowa Volunteer Infantry, and served during the war. In July, 1865, he returned to Dubuque County. On the 6th day of March, 1881, he arrived in Marshall County, Kan., and engaged in farming and dealing in stock; was married in Dubuque County, December 21, 1866, to Matilda Tudor, and is the father of five children -- Mollie J., Emily a., Elizabeth, Ella, James. Mr. S. is a member of the G. A. R.
G. R. TAYLOR, farmer, P. O. Frankfort, was born in Champaign County, Ohio, July 16,1843. He enlisted in Company I. Sixty-sixth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served as Corporal during the war, was discharged June 5, 1865, and returned to his Ohio home and engaged in farming, where he remained until March 14, 1870, when he moved to Marshall County, Kan. He is now the owner of 400 acres of land, 240 of which are under cultivation, and feeds annually from 150 to 200 head of hogs and 25 to 50 head of cattle. He was married at Mechanicsburg, Ohio, December 29, 1869, to Mary Mulcahy.
F. B. TAYLOR, JR., merchant, was born in Pittsfield, Mass., December 24, 1835. Moved from there to Mechanicsburg, Ohio, and thence to Kansas in 1859, returning to Mechanicsburg in 1860, and from thence to Benton County, Ind., and remained until 1866, when he returned to Mechanicsburg, Ohio, in 1868, and again came to Kansas in 1869, locating at Frankfort, and erected the ninth house and stocked the same with hardware goods. He bought the Frankfort House, of which he is now owner, in March, 1880; the building is 56x80 feet, two stories high. Mt. Taylor has been Councilman of the town of Frankfort and has held the office for six years; was also Township Treasurer four years. He is a member of the I. O. O. F., and K. of H., and K. of P. Was married November 17, 1859, at Mechanicsburg, Ohio, to Olive M. Horr. They have three children -- Julia I., Willis and Isaac C.
S. B. TODD was born in Westmoreland County, Pa., September 23, 1823. He resided in the following States previous to his marriage: Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and Louisiana. He was married in 1845, after which he moved to Stenbenville, Ohio, where he enlisted in the Mexican war, in Company I, Third Ohio Volunteer Infantry. After the war he returned to Pittsburgh, where he remained until April 1856, when he moved to Marshall County, Kas., September 28, 1861. He enlisted in Company D. Eighth Kansas Volunteer Infantry, as a private, and was promoted to First Lieutenant, November 9, 1861. Was mustered out of the service as Captain at Nashville, Tenn., September 3, 1863. -- "cause, disability." October 11, 1879, he established a newspaper in Frankfort, called the National Head Light, and sold out the paper November 11, 1881. He is a member of the Masonic Order, and held office of Master two terms. Also a member of the G. A. R. He was married in Pittsburgh, September 25, 1845, to Mary A. Fleming. They have seven children living, viz: Sarah J., born October 28, 1846; M. L., July 18, 1850; Laura E., November 4, 1853; W. H., August 13, 1856; Mary E., May 11, 1859; Ida M., February 25, 1863; and S. L., September 7, 1866. Their second child, Sarah E., was born May 28, 1848; was killed in the Great Cyclone that passed over Marshall County May 30, 1879.
THOMAS W. WADICK, farmer, P. O. Frankfort. His father, William Wadick, was of Irish birth and a Catholic, while his mother, Mary Middleton, was an Irish Presbyterian; he was born December 26, 1843, in Wellington County, C. W.; emigrated at twenty-two years of age to Palo Alto County, Iowa, and farmed there five years. In February, 1872, he came to Kansas, and in October, 1872, married Catherine Curteen, who was born August 18, 1847, on the Isle of Man, Europe, and who came to America and Kansas about a month prior to her marriage. Me. and Mrs. Wadick have five children -- William A., born August 23, 1873; Thomas A., July 23, 1875; James A., March 23, 1877, Joseph E., March 18, 1879; and Robert E., born April 17, 1881. Five sons, and three of them born on the 23d day of the month. Mr. Wadick paid $2,700 for 160 acres, $1,300 down, cleared off the debt and bought and paid for 120 acres additional . He now has forty acres of timber, 115 in cultivation, and 125 in pasture. In 1876 he built a good farmhouse, 16x22, with wing 14x16, two stories high and well finished. Mr. Wadick is a Catholic, a Republican, and has served three consecutive terms as trustee of Vermillion Township.
JOSEPH WALLACE, drayman, was born in Arlington, Bennington County, V. T., February 28, 1837. His parents, N. G. and Hellen Wallace, removed soon after his birth to Uniontown, Pa., where he grew up. On the 5th of October, 1855, he arrived in Atchison, Kan., and has ever since resided in the State, in 1856-'57, he made two trips to Utah as a teamster. September 20, 1861, he enlisted from Rock Township, Marshall County, in Company D of the Kansas Eighth, and took part in various skermishes and the battle of Chickamauga, where he was captured, disarmed and ordered to the rear; instead of doing so, he broke for the Union lines and escaped, though hs uniform was well riddled with shots from both sides; a most daring and fortunate escape. He then fought at Mission Ridge, and was sent to Knoxville, Tenn., where he was taken sick and laid up eleven months, or until the rebellion was about crushed. Since the war Mr. Wallace has resided a farmer in Vermillion Township, and, at his present business, which he has most successfully followed for the past ten years. His wife was Lois Cutler, married November 25, 1869, in Vermillion Township, and they have two daughters -- Mary A. and Myra L., both Kansans by birth. Mr. Wallace is an industrious man and a good citizen, who has acquired a pleasant home for his family. He is a member of Henderson Post 53, G. A. R., of Frankfort.
JAMES S. WARDEN, miller, was born at Port Royal near Nashville, Ten., April 7, 1849, and moved with his parents to Wisconsin in 1856. Attended school at Ann Arbor College, Mich., and graduated June, 1871, after which he returned home to Wisconsin. And in the fall of 1875, went to Irving, Kan., where he engaged in the banking business, under the firm name Warden & Walker; and in 1878 went to Frankfort and engaged in banking and dealing stock. Mr. S. Warden, Sr., is the owner of a stone flouring mill at Irving, 40x60 feet, three stories high; the said mill is supplied with all modern improvements. The water-power at this place is all that could be desired by manufacturers. Mr. Warden was married in September, 1874, to F. N. Walker. Has two children -- R. D., born June 23, 1876, and James K., September 3, 1881. Is a member of the A. O. U. W., Knights of Pythias and Knights of Honor.
GEORGE S. WHEATLY, of the firm of George S. Wheatly & Co., was born in Kentucky in 1861; attended school in New York and St. Louis, and came West April 4, 1881, and purchased lumber stock of D. H. Marshall. W. T. Wheatly, Sr., who started his son George in business, was born in Kentucky, September 7, 1824. In the year 1848, Mr. Wheatly went to Mexico, remained eighteen months and returned to Missouri, thence to California in 1850, passing through where the town of Marysville, Marshall County, is now located; returned to St. Louis in 1851, and remained until 1857, when he settled at Kansas City and engaged in the wholesale grocery business, and did a business of two hundred thousand dollars per year. Moved back to St. Louis and again engaged in the same business, and in 1875 moved to New York and engaged in the collar business. Went to Frankfort, Marshall County, in 1881. Married in Bowling Green, Ky., October 4, 1854, to G. E. Henry, a grand-niece of Patrick Henry. Has four children -- W. T. (this son Mr. Wheatly started in the lumber business at Carbondale, Kansas), Geo. D., Juliet W. and Fannie L.
A. M. WESTON, of the firm of Weston Bros., grain elevator, was born in Maine, March 14, 1856. Moved to Marshall County, Kansas, in 1870, and in 1880, took charge of a grain elevator in Frankfort. He is a member of the Knights of Honor and Knights of Pythias. J. A. Weston was born in Maine in June, 1852. The two boys came to Frankfort together and engaged in buying and shipping grain. J. A. is a member of A. O. U. W.; I. O. O. F., and K. of P.; is member of City Council. He was married in Frankfort in October, 1878, to Mary E. Brady, and they have one child -- Angelline.
JOSEPH WILSON, farmer, P. O. Frankfort, was born in Westmoreland County Pa., September ?2, 1831. Moved from there with his parents to Ohio, thence to Illinois, where he remained until 1869. When he moved to Marshall County, Kan., where he now owns 400 acres of land, 215 under cultivation and ninety acres fenced for stock. The best stone quarry in Marshall County is no Mr. Wilson's farm, one and one-half miles east of Fankfort. He is a regular ordained minister of the Universalist Church, and is a member of the Masonic Lodge, and has held every office in said lodge. Married in Ohio, September, 1852, to Jane Shaw. Has seven children -- W. W., J. B., N. S., V. P., Nora, Viola and G. D.
W. H. WILSON, of Frankfort, is one of the early settlers of Marshall County. He was born May 15, 1833, in Deersville, Harrison County, Ohio, and is a son of James Wilson, a native of Pennsylvania, who settled on the Vermillion in 1857 with his family, and died there in 1866, at the age of sixty-three. His wife, nee Grace Auld, is still living aged eighty. W. H. Wilson is a great-grand son of Hon. James Wilson, one of Pennsylvania's historic figures and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. He was later appointed first assistant justice of the organization of the Supreme Court of the United States. W. H. Wilson accompanied his parents to Van Buren County, Iowa, in 1847, and in 1851 removed to Corydon, Iowa, where he engaged in mercantile business, and later studied medicine. Practicing a year in Iowa, he removed to the Valley of the Black Vermillion in Kansas, in May, 1856, and made the first claim where Hon. John D. Wells now lives, and which Mr. Wilson sold to him. During his residence in Kansas, Mr. Wilson has owned five different farms on the Vermillion, and built as many houses. From 1856 to 1861 he practiced medicine, and in 1861-'62 served six months in the Union Army, being discharged first through irregular organization of the Thirteenth Kansas, and finally through disability, his knee having been dislocated by his horse falling upon it. Since the war Mr. Wilson has engaged principally in speculating in real estate, live stock, etc. His first wife, whom he married October 30, 1858, was Emma Griffs, of Hamilton, Ohio; she died December 17, 1875, and left five children. The present Mrs. Wilson was Emma Bliss, whose first husband, C. C. Snow died in Missouri. He left two children, and Mr. and Mrs. Wilson now have two others. Mr. Wilson is a Democrat.