GREELEY COUNTY, KANSAS

BIOGRAPHIES

 

EVERETT, EZRA J.

Everett, Ezra J., probate judge for Greeley County, Kansas, was born March 11, 1839 in Trumbull county, Ohio. He was educated in the public schools of his native state. He became a successful farmer of Greeley county, Kan.; and is prominently identified with the business and public affairs of his community. He is now probate judge for Greeley county, Kas., and resides in Tribune Kan. (Herringshaw's American Statesman and Public Offical Year-book; 1907/08 by Thomas William Herringshaw, published by American publisher's association, 1907, page 218)

FREEMAN, JOHN C.

John C. Freeman has gained distinctive precedence as a citizen and business man at Butte, where he has maintained his home and business headquarters since 1892. He is financial secretary of a number of different fraternal organizations, has money invested in various business projects at Butte and has extensive mining interests in the close vicinity of this city. Mr. Freeman has ever manifested a deep and sincere interest in community affairs and his loyalty and public spirit in all matters affecting progress and improvement are of the most insistent order.

A native of Illinois, John C. Freeman was born at Sidney, Champaign county, on the 24th of March, 1865. He is a son of William Freeman, who was born in Fayette county, Ohio, in November. 1831, and who was summoned to the life eternal at Butte, December 20, 1906. During the strenuous period of the Civil war William Freeman was engaged in railroad work and after the close of hostilities was justice of the peace at Sidney, Illinois, for a number of terms. He came to Montana, settling in Anaconda, in 1890, and for the ensuing eight years was engaged in the general merchandise business in that place. He came to Butte in 1898 and from that time until 1904 was engaged in the retail bakery and grocery business with his son, John C. For two years prior to his demise he lived in virtual retirement. William Freeman married Hannah Clark in 1859 and they became the parents of three children, of whom John C. was the third in line of birth. Mrs. Freeman was born and reared in Ohio and she passed to the life eternal in 1865, at which time John C. of this review was an infant of but a few weeks of age.

John C. Freeman received a good common-school education and at the age of eighteen years he became a school teacher. He was engaged in the pedagogic profession for two years and at the expiration of that time decided to try his fortunes in the west. In the early spring of 1886 he went to Greely county, Kansas, where he pre-empted a tract of one hundred and sixty acres of land. In the following spring he homesteaded another quarter section of land and by May, 1888, had paid for both tracts. On the latter date he came to Montana, locating in Anaconda, where he was identified with an uncle in the dairy business for the ensuing two years, at the expiration of which he entered the employ of the Carroll Lumber Company, remaining with that concern until January, 1892. After resigning his position with the Carroll Lumber Company of Anaconda, Mr. Freeman came to Butte, where for a time he was with the Western Iron Works. Subsequently he became a clerk in Edward Condon's grocery store in south Butte and in 1896 began to work in Gunderson Brothers' general store at Meaderville, Montana. In 1897 Mr. Freeman rented the Johnson Hotel, which he conducted with fair success for one year, at the end of which he purchased a general grocery and bakery store, located at 701 Utah avenue, Butte. He disposed of the latter business in 1902 and then became district deputy for the Modern Woodmen of America. He retained the latter position until January 1, 1905. He was made financial secretary for the Modern Woodmen of America at organization of South Butte Camp in 1899, for the Fraternal Union of America in 1898, the Modern Maccabees in 1903, the Fraternal Brotherhood in 1905, and the Royal Court in 1906. He continued as secretary of different ones of above organizations until 191O and at the present time, in 1912, is financial secretary of the Modern Woodmen of America, the Modern Maccabees and the Fraternal Brotherhood. He has been trustee for the Royal Order of Moose and financial secretary for the Ancient Order United Workmen from 1892 to 1908, of the select Knights and Ladies from 1896 to 1903, of the Order of Pendo from 1896 to 1907 and of Chosen Friends from 1892 to 1896.

Mr. Freeman is financially interested in the Butte Typewriter Exchange and he was the organizer of the Butte Krisp Company, of which he is part owner, in 1911. He is part owner of the Santa Anita mine, located near Radersburg, Montana; holds stock in the Gold Bar Mining Company, of Granite county; and is secretary of the Valley View Mining Company of Madison county. In politics he is an uncompromising Republican and he has been a delegate to a number of important Republican conventions. He has been a notary public for the past nine years.

In January, 1897, Mr. Freeman married Miss Esther Kerr, who was born in Canada in April, 1864, and who was a daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Armstrong) Kerr. Mrs. Freeman was summoned to the life eternal December 31, 1899, and is survived by twins,—Willie C. and Mabel B., whose birth occurred October 9, 1898. The Freeman home is at 415 South Idaho street, Butte.
[Source: the History of Montana by Helen Fitzgerald Sanders, Volume 3, 1913 - Submitted by Friends for Free Genealogy]

NEWMAN, MALCOLM CAMPBELL M. D.

Malcolm Campbell Newman, M. D., whose work as a physician and surgeon has brought him high standing among the citizens of Toronto and over a large part of the county, moved to Toronto in 1913 from Virgil, where he had practiced, having his offices on the main street of town, and sine locating at Tornoto has served as health officer. He is a member of the Woodson County and State Medical societies and the American Medical Association.

Doctor Newman was born in Gentry County, Missouri, August 20, 1881. The Newmans combine both Scotch and English stock and were early settlers in the State of Ohio. Doctor Newman's mother's people were pioneers in Indiana. Isaac B. Newman his father was born in Pike County, Ohio in 1841. In 1865 his parents removed to Gentry County, Missouri, and he came with them and married there. For a number of years he was a merchant and hotel proprietor at Darlington, Missouri. In 1886 he came to Greeley County, Kansas and was identified with stock raising there until he retired to California in 1911. He died at Huntington Park, California in 1913. He made a creditable record as a soldier during the Civil War. He went out with the Seventy-sixth Ohio Infantry in 1862, and was in the army three years until 1865. He followed the regiment in all its campaigns and two of the conspicuous battles in which he took part were Chickamauga and Lookout Mountain. It is not known that his soldier experience made him a republican, but through practically all his life he was loyally identified with that party and aided its success wherever possible. After coming to Greeley County, Kansas, he served two terms as register of deeds. Isaac B. Newman married Miriam Eliott, who was born in 1841 and is now living at Huntington Park, California. Their children were: Cordia, wife of E. E. Bennett, who lives in Los Angeles, California; Sadie, whose home is in Los Angeles, California, the widow of J. H. Record, who was a merchant and died at Pomona, Kansas, in 1908; Louise, wife of C. H. Adams, a tinner living at San Pedro, California; J. C. Newman, editor of the Carnegie Herald at Carnegie, Oklahoma; Margaret wife of c. A. Wright, a carpenter living at Los Angeles; T. D. Newman, a worker in the oil fields of California; Dr. Malcolm C., and Ruby, wife of A. N. Hewitt; a Methodist Episcopal minister living at Los Angeles.

Doctor Newman was five years of age when brought to Kansas and he acquired his early education in the grammar and high schools of Tribune. He spent three years gaining a medical education in Marion-Sims-Beaumont College at St. Louis, and in 1907 was graduated Doctor of Medicine from Barnes Medical University. He did his first practice as an undergraduate at Shields, Kansas in 1906, and during the summer of 1907 was located at Sharon Lake, Colorado. Following that came four months of interne experience in a hospital at Pueblo, Colorado, and in 1908 he removed to Virgil, Kansas, where he practiced five years preceding his removal to Toronto.

Doctor Newman owns his home in the Central part of town. He is a member and official of the United Brethren Church and is a republican in politics. He belongs to Woodson Lodge, No. 121, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons at Toronto, to Virgil Camp of the Modern Woodmen of America, of which he is past venerable consul and is a member of the Kansas Fraternal Citizens.

In 1909 at Virgil he married Miss Ina Ayres, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ayres. Her mother is deceased and her father who is a railroad carpenter, resides with Doctor and Mrs. Newman. Two children have been born to their marriage; Coyce Albert born January 31, 1910 and Fenno Wardell, born December 14, 1912. (A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, by William Elsey Connelley, Published by Lewis, 1918, pages 2310-2311)

 

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