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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES (BAILEY - MOORE).
L. G. BAILEY, dealer in saddles, harness, etc., is a native of Kentucky, and was born in 1844. He was reared in the agricultural pursuit, and obtained a fair business education. He started out in life at the age of twenty, engaging in the mercantile business about two years, he was then in a general store two years, after which he kept a boarding-house one year. He then came to Caldwell and opened his present business. Was City Councilman one year. Is a member of the Order of Free Masons, and is secretary of same. He is a member and deacon of the Christian Church. Built business house in 1882. Bought a farm of eighty acres and built residence on same. He is a stockholder in the Caldwell Savings Bank. Mr. Bailey was married to Ann Horrod, of Missouri, in 1864. Mrs. Bailey is also a member of the Christian Church. Mr. Bailey has an adopted daughter, Lizzie. In 1878 he was only worth $235 and to-day he carries a stock to the amount of $10,000, while he does from $12,000 to $15,000 worth of business annually.
M. BRADY, livery, feed and sales stable, is a native of Canada and was born in 1835, and was reared in the agricultural pursuit. At the age of twenty he began as laborer in Rochester, N. Y., where he continued for three years. In 1860 he went to New Orleans where he remained for a short time, he then went to Colorado and worked in the mines four years, and then went to Portland, Oregon, for a short time, then in San Francisco six months, went to Montana Territory, mined three years and dairied one year successfully, then in Sacramento one year. He came to Kansas in 1871, and stopped in Oswego a short time. He was next at Chetopa on a farm, for ten years engaged in the stock business; was next in Texas and then went to England, then returned to Kansas in 1881. Mr. Brady made several business trips to England and the Shetland Islands in the cattle and horse trade. In 1881, he and a partner bought 1,000 head of cattle, which he sold in the spring. In the fall of 1882 he bought the El Dorado livery stable in Caldwell. In 1870 he was married to Miss Julia Pleisch, of Switzerland, by whom he had three children - Caroline, Charles Sumner and Clark. He improved one fine farm. During some of his famous travels in the Southwest on one occasion running out of provisions, he was without food for twenty-eight days and finally when found he was so weak he could not articulate a word. This occurred before Dr. Tanners' famous fast, else perhaps, having his example brought vividly to the mind's vision, he might have braced up and run the fast twelve days longer.
CASS BURRUS, attorney-at-law, is a native of Illinois, and was born in 1841, was reared in the agricultural profession. He obtained a common school education. At the age of seventeen he worked on year on a farm at a salary of $14 per month, after which time he joined the army, where he remained four and on-half years, coming out in 1865. He then farmed again about three years, then engaged in the drug business three years at Cowden, Ill. In 1877 he was elected Justice of the Peace for three years, in the meantime he was engaged in the real estate and loan business. He was appointed Postmaster of Cowden, Ill., the first of January, 1874, in which capacity he served five years, in the meantime studying law. He was admitted to the bar in 1877. He came to Caldwell, Sumner Co., Kan., in 1879, and opened his present business. Was Mayor of the city of Caldwell on year. Mr. Burrus is a member of the Order of Odd Fellows, he is also a member of the Christian Church. He was married to Miss Chloe Frailey, of Illinois, in 1866, by whom he has six children - Clara, Mary, Cynthia, Cathrine, Laura and Dickerson. He has built and owns two residences in Caldwell, he also owns 320 acres of land. Mrs. Burrus is also a member of the Christian Church. Mr. Burrus started in life with twenty-seven acres of land.
A. M. COLSON, cattle raiser and dealer, is a native of New York, born in 1843. His early life was spent in school. In 1861 he enlisted in the army, in the Ninety-first new York Infantry Company C, where he served three years.. He entered as a private and was mustered out as a Corporal in 1865, after which he returned to Eaton, N. Y., and engaged in the livery business two years; was then prospecting through California one year, in Arizona one year and Dakota about six months, after which he was on a reservation as clerk a short time. In 1869 he went to Winfield, Kansas, where he remained a short time. He then came to Caldwell, Sumner County, and engaged in the cattle business, which he has continued to date. He bought some cattle and is grazing them on the ranche (sic), which is ten mile square. Mr. Colson is a member of the Masonic fraternity and the G. A. R. He was the first Superintendent of Public Instruction in the county. In 1882 he was elected Mayor of Caldwell, and was re-elected to the same office in 1883, without opposition. He is a stockholder in the Caldwell Stock Exchange Bank, also a stockholder and director of the Caldwell Saving Bank and of the Caldwell Hotel Company, and is president of the board of directors of the same. He is chairman of the board of inspectors of the Cherokee Strip Live Stock Association; also chairman of the board of arbitration. Mr. Colson was first married to Miss Mary Goldy, by whom he had one child, Fawnie. In 1879 he married his present wife, Mrs. Mary J. Garretson, of Litchfield, Ill., who had one child, Katie.
J. W. DOBSON, builder and contractor, is a native of Nova Scotia, and was born in 1848. Was reared in the lumber and planing mill business. He went to Boston when quite young and remained there about nine years. In 1874 he came to Caldwell and opened a claim of 160 acres, which he improved and lived upon two years, which he run (sic) as a grain farm. In 1882 he was in the grocery business with his brother, and is now interested with his brother in the agricultural business.. He has residence and business property, and a few vacant lots. He is a member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen, and was instrumental in its organization at Caldwell. Mr. Dobson was married to Miss Sadie Belyia, of Boston, in 12871, by whom he has one child, Mac.
SIMEON DONALDSON, Postmaster, was born in Ohio, in 1833. He came West, with his parents, to Iowa, in childhood. He was raised on a farm; lost his father at the age of fourteen; was engaged in outdoor work and on the boats and rafts until 1861, at which time he joined the Tenth Illinois Infantry, Company G. Lost his left hand at the battle of Kenesaw Mountain, in June, from a shell, and was discharged in October, 1864. He returned home in the winter of 1864-65, and was appointed Postmaster in 1865. Mr. D. was elected Treasurer of Henderson County, Ill., and served six years, and assessed the county six years in succession. He emigrated to Kansas in 1873, and settled on Bluff Creek, Sumner County, on a farm of 240 acres, which he improved and run (sic) as a stock and grain farm. He resided on the farm until 1880. In the meantime was grazing sock in the Indian Territory. Invested in sheep in the fall of 1879, and has owned sheep ever since; sold the last of his cattle in the spring of 1880; built livery stable, and run (sic) it from July, 1880, to November, 1881. Was appointed Postmaster in March, and took charge of the office in April, 1881. He owns residence and city property in Caldwell. He was Treasurer of School District No. Twenty, at the time the fine brick schoolhouse was built. He is a member of the K. of H., and is commander of the G. A. R. He was Clerk of School District No. Seventy-two, four years. In 1856, Mr. D. was married to Miss Clara Furnald, who was born in Allen County, Ind.; he was married in Oquawka, Henderson Co., Ill. He has five children - Jessie I., Walter, Maude, Ada, and Milton; Willie and Marshall deceased. Mrs. D. is a member of the Methodist Church, and is president of the Ladies' Aid Society of that organization.
J. A. DOUBLEDAY, of the firm of Doubleday Bros., dealers in furniture, is a native of New York, and was born in 1853. He was reared in the agricultural profession, and received a fair business education. He commenced to learn the trade of manufacturing buggy bodies, at the age of eighteen, at which he continued nine years, during which time he worked a short time in West Virginia, Edinburgh, Ind., and Lebanon, Ind. In 1880 he came to Caldwell, Sumner Co., Kan., and opened his present business. The firm of Doubleday Bros. have built and own a business house and residence. They also own five vacant building lots in Caldwell. Mr. J. A. Doubleday also owns a farm in New York, of 165 acres; is stockholder and secretary of Caldwell Hotel Company. He is also a member of the Odd Fellows. Mr. Doubleday was married to Miss Fannie L. Wolfe, of Edinburgh, Ind., in 1877, by whom he has two children - Lewis A., and Alice M. Mr. Doubleday has had the pleasure of making his own wealth, and has been instrumental in the building up of Caldwell. Mr. W. C. Doubleday, brother of J. A.; is a native of New York, also, and was born in 1855; was reared in the agricultural profession and enjoyed a fair education, graduating at Eastman's Commercial College, of Poughkeepsie, N. Y. At the age of twenty he began clerking in a grocery house, in which capacity he acted two years, after which he came to Caldwell, Sumner Co., Kan., and opened his present business. He is a stockholder in Caldwell Hotel Company, owns one half interest in a business house, residence, and five vacant lots, in Caldwell. Mr. Doubleday is a thorough going business man.
J. K. GRIFFITH, of the firm of Griffith & Swortzel, dealers in groceries and queensware, is a native of Ohio, and was born in 1835; was reared in the stock business. He obtained a fair business education. In 1854 he went to California, where he was engaged in the mines fourteen years, then to Montana in mines one year, after which he went to Eastern Ohio, and was engaged in the stock business about eighteen months. He was then in the stock business in Boone County, Mo., thirteen years, after which time he came to Caldwell, Sumner Co., Kan., and opened his present business. In 1882 he went to Arkansas and bought 300 cattle, which he is now grazing in Barber County. Mr. Griffith built a brick block, 25x50 feet in Caldwell. He is a member of the order of the I. O. O. F.
A. S. GROW, dealer in dry goods, boots and shoes, is a native of Pennsylvania, and was born in 1843. He was reared in the mercantile business. At the age of twenty-two he opened mercantile business in Wisconsin; continued seven years. He then went to Europe on a pleasure trip, and in the meantime educated himself, remaining three years. He then went to Chicago, Ill., where he remained ten years. He was next hear of in Colorado, where he was managing mines for five months; then went to Larned, Kan., in 1879, and was there one year engaged in the mercantile business. In 1880 he landed at Caldwell, Sumner County, at which time he opened his present business. In 1880 Mr. Grow built his business house, which is 24x80. He carries a stock of from $15,000 to $18,000 a year. He traveled all over Europe, Asia and Africa.
S. HARVEY HORNER, druggist, is a native of Ohio, and was born in 1854. He was raised in the agricultural profession, and received a classical education. At the age of sixteen he began clerking in a drug store, where he remained two years. He then went to Wichita, Kan., in 1872. He there clerked in a drug store also until June, 1878, at which time he came to Caldwell, Sumner Co., Kan., and opened his present business. He took a claim of 160 acres of land, which he improved and sold, in Sedgwick County. He built a residence and business house in Caldwell. He is a member and stockholder of the Stock Exchange Bank. He is also a stockholder in the Caldwell Hotel Co. He began breeding and growing sheep in 1881. He is a Free Mason, and was a member of the City Council of Caldwell; was City Treasurer one year. Mr. Horner was married to Miss Julia York, of Wichita, Kan., in 1878. Mr. Horner is a thorough business man, of fine social and business qualities, a popular and valuable citizen.
CHARLES HUME, M. D., is a native of New York, and was born in 1847. He was reared in agricultural pursuits, and received and academic education. At the age of twenty-one he began teaching school in Michigan, where he taught four years - in the meantime he was reading medicine. He then went to Ann Arbor, Mich., and commenced in the study of medicine, graduating in 1874, from whence he went to Ohio to practice his profession, where he remained seven years. In 1881, he came to Caldwell, Sumner Co., Kan., and began the practice of his profession. He owns 160 acres of land, and also a house and lot in Caldwell, and has been stockholder in the Caldwell Savings Bank. He is a member of the Knights of Honor, and has been Medical Examiner in the same, also Medical Examiner for the New York Life Insurance Company, Travelers Insurance of Harford, and others. Dr. Hume is a member and trustee of the Presbyterian Church. He was married to Miss Annette Ross, of Ohio, in 1876, by whom he has two sons - C. Ross and Ray R. Mrs. Hume is also a member of the Presbyterian Church.
T. B. JOHNSON, druggist, was born in Missouri, in 1859. He was raised in the lumber business, received a first-class education. At the age of six he went to Illinois. In 1875, Mr. Johnson immigrated to Wellington, Kas., (sic) where he engaged in farming and stock raising two years. He next clerked for Dr. S. Mann, in the drug business three years, at he end of which time he came to Caldwell, and clerked for Mr. Horner in the drug business one year. In 1882, he opened the present business, which he has since managed with mature judgment. He is a member of the order of Odd Fellows. He was married to Miss Hattie Bartholomew, of Illinois, in 1882. Mr. Johnson built and owns a residence in Caldwell. He is a man loved and respected by all who know him.
S. P. G. LEWIS, president of Caldwell Savings Bank, is a native of S. E. Pennsylvania and was born in 1849. His early life was spent at school, and at the age of twenty he began teaching school, which occupation he continued five years. He then engaged in the mercantile business three years in Illinois. In 1878, he removed to Newton, Harvey Co., Kans. Where he remained one year in the loan business, and was admitted to the bar. He then moved to Caldwell, in 1879, and opened a law, loan and land office. In 1881, he embarked in the sheep business, and has now a flock of 1,800 head. He owns two farms, one of which he improved and which he had brought to a high state of cultivation, and is run as a grain and stock farm. He built one and owns two Main street stores in Caldwell, also owns a large number of town lots and one of the finest residences in the city. He is a stockholder, director and president of the Caldwell Savings Bank. Mr. Lewis is a member of the order of Free Masons. In 1875, he was married to Miss Mary A. Griffin, of Ohio, by whom he has three children - Edna B., Ralph G. and Eugene R. Mr. Lewis, while hardly having attained his prime, has fully evinced the elements that build empires, pluck, combined with energy, and continuity of purpose, has placed him side by side with the representative men of this vigorous and rapidly growing State.
B. S. MILLER, stock dealer and grower, is a native of the State of New York, and was born in 1851. His early life was spent in school. In 1874 he graduated from the Iowa University, which conferred upon him the degree of L. L. B. The then entered the office of Judge Cole, where he clerked for eighteen months. From here he went to Binghamton, N. Y. where for eighteen months more he acted in the capacity of clerk. He next accepted a minor position on a daily paper, and soon after assumed the position of local editor of the Binghamton Republican. In the spring of 1878 he emigrated to Kansas, Barber County, and bought 134 head of cattle. At the expiration of a year he went into the Indian Territory, where he has since confined his speculations in the cattle line. He is a stockholder in, and secretary and director of the Stock Exchange Bank of Caldwell, and president of the Cherokee Live Stock Association, and also president and director of the Caldwell Publishing Company. In 1882 he was married to Miss Josie A. Bowen, of Binghamton, N. Y. Mrs. Miller is possessed of the accomplishments received through a collegiate education. In his early career in the cattle business, he filled the noble position of cook for cow boys. He built and owns the finest residence in Caldwell, and also twenty acres adjoining the same. The lesson taught in Mr. Miller's life is of inestimable value to all young men who wish to meet with success in life. From it they can see the way if they will only put forth the same manly, self-denying effort whilst they are yet young.
CHARLES H. MOORE, cashier of the Stock Exchange Bank, is a native of Illinois, and was born on July 7, 1857. His early life was spent in school and in the post office. He received a high school education. At the age of seventeen he went in to the First National Bank of Athens, Ohio, where he remained eighteen months, after which he traveled for a wholesale house in Illinois five months. He then went into a post office in Illinois, remaining there about one year. He then came to Kansas and traveled for a wholesale drug house of St. Louis about two months, after which he was two months in a wholesale drug house in Kansas City, Mo. He was then about nine months in the Harvey County Saving bank as bookkeeper, at Newton, Kansas. He then took charge of the Merchants' and Drovers' Bank of Caldwell, two years. He then left the Merchants' and Drovers' Bank, and was one of the organizers of the Stock Exchange Bank, of which he is a stockholder, director and cashier. He is engaged in raising graded stock. Is a member of the order of Knights of Honor. In 1879, Mr. Moore was married to Miss Belle C. Nyce, of Milford, Pa., by whom he has a daughter - Mattie J. To-day Mr. Moore's name ranks among the foremost business men of his town.