LABETTE COUNTY, KANSAS

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Altamont Name changed from Elston February 1, 1875. Postmasters appointed as follows: Henry E. Hammon, February 1, 1875; Jane Huston, November 19, 1878; William M. Paramore, September 18, 1884, Andrew J. Garst, October 21, 1885; Martha E. Davis, July 22, 1889; Wil Henry E. Hammon February 1, 1875
    Jane Huston November 19, 1878
    William M. Paramore September 18, 1884
    Andrew J. Garst October 21, 1885
    Martha E. Davis July 22, 1889
    William S. Houghton November 7, 1893
    Richard A. Davis October 13, 1897
Angola Name changed from Arnold January 31, 1887 Isaac N. Watson January 31, 1887
    Alfred Elliott March 29, 1889
    J. W. McCartney March 10, 1894
    Joseph Carr February 3,1 898
Arnold Established August 1, 1881 Allen S. Meek August 1, 1881
    James M. Sage january 4, 1884
  Name changed to Angola January 31, 1887    
Bartlett Established September 15, 1886 Jerome Callahan September 15, 1886
    Ira W. Clark April 11, 1889
    Haly J. Reece October 10, 1889
    Jerome Callahan October 31, 1893
    J. O. Wiley October 13, 1897
    Paul A. Reece November 5, 1897
Big Hill Established June 8, 1868 Joseph McCormick June 8, 1868
    David Stanfield March 24, 1871
  Discontinued September 18, 1871    
Barton Established January 11, 1877 John H. Tibbets January 11, 1877
    William Paramore March 28, 1884
    George E. Nichols July 28, 1884
  Discontinued March 19, 1886    
Cecil Established February 15, 1881 John Lyons February 15, 1881
    George Burge May 8, 1882
    Cornelius W. Fowler December 9, 1885
    Mrs. Elizabeth Lewman April 4, 18878
    George Burge May 15, 1889
Chetopa Established April 15, 1867 Willoughby Doudna April 15, 1867
    Zachariah Woodward May 8, 1868
    Ephraim J. Stuart January 13, 1870
    Jefferson J. Hibbetts April 22, 1872
    James M. cavaness October 29, 1875
    Joseph Craft July 18, 1889
    William J. Herman March 16, 1894
    Joseph Craft May 5, 1898
Clymore Established November 15, 1869 John W. Lushbaugh, November 15, 1869  
  Discontinued May 7, 1872    
Creswell Established March 25, 1870 Edward Spicer March 25, 1870
  Discontinued September 11, 1871    
Crouse Established April 23,1 880 Daniel B. Crouse April 23, 1880
    J. Jennie Sacks April 7, 1884
    Jennie M. Hunter May 1, 1884
  Discontinued October 23, 1885    
Dennis Established June 8, 1881 John S. Milligan June 8, 1881
    John N. Webb November 21, 1881
    James L. Wilson September 1, 1885
    Louis R. Powell December 16, 1887
    John Raney July 24, 1889
    Samuel C. Rickart September 2, 1893
    Cyrenius W. Gragg April 2, 1897
Dora Established December 24, 1869 William H. Godwin December 24, 1869
    Francis W. Noblett November 24, 1877
    John I. Martin November 26, 1884
    Mrs. Ada James January 23, 1885
  Discontinued November 11, 1886    
Daytonville Established August 12, 1870 Elisha K. Current August 12, 1870
  Discontinued July 7, 1871    
Deertown Established September 5, 1881 Aaron Humes September 5, 1881
    Charles M. Keeler September 4, 1884
  Name changed to Valeda September 3, 1886    
Edna Established April 4, 1878 Alexander Pattison April 4, 1878
    Frank A. Clark January 30, 1880
    John S. Odell November 20, 1886
    Frank W. Martin July 12, 1889
    William H. Pottorff january 25, 1894
    Frank W. Elliott December 24, 1897
Elm City Established September 24, 1886 Zachariah H. Roberson September 24, 1886
    Lewis F. Smith Decemer 19, 1888
    James H. Brown February 28,1 889
    Thomas Greenup May 21, 1891
    Jesse Edmundson January 9, 1892
    Philip E. Mulkey September 17, 1895
    Hiram A. Wilson July 6, 1897
Elston Established May 18, 1870 John B. Laurence May 18, 1870
    David L. Adams July 24, 1870
    Martin V. B. Watson February 24, 1871
  Discontinued June 11, 1873    
  Re-established August 19, 1873 John Elston August 19, 1873
    Susan A. Prather january 7, 1874
    Henry A. Hammon October 21, 1874
  Name changed to Altamont - February 1, 1875    
Fishkill Established July 3, 1878 William H. Fish July 3, 1878
  Discontinued July 2, 1879    
Gorham Established June 11, 1875 Park B. Clark, June 11, 1875  
  Discontinued September 5, 1878    
Grant Established May 8, 1876 William J. Harshaw May 8, 1876
  Discontinued December13, 1876    
Hackberry Established April 1, 1875 Theodore A. Fellows April 1, 1875
  Discontinued July 13, 1876    
Idenbro Established October 18, 1887 Thomas T. Iden October 18, 1887
    Joseph Allen March 3, 1892
    Benjamin F. Briggs january 17, 1898
    Theodore F. Dienst November 4, 1899
Iuka Established December 10, 1866 John P. D. Mouriquand December 10, 1866
    Zachariah Harris April 11, 1867
    Jesse Fry March 17,1868
  Discontinued August 31, 1868    
  Re-established February 15, 1869 Aaron P. Grover February 15, 1869
  Discontinued December 14, 1869    
Kingston Established January 9, 1878 Charles W. Campbell January 9, 1878
  Discontinued November 20, 1886    
Labette City Established June 16, 1868 Richard G. Tileston June 16, 1868
    George H. English July 20,1869
  Discontinued April 8, 1870    
Labette City Name changed from Neola July 3, 1870 David C. Lowe July 3,1870
    James W. H. Goulden October 3,1870
    Samuel W. Collins March 16, 1875
    Jonas T. Lampson June 30, 1875
    James W. H. Golden January 5, 1876
    John S. McClain November 4, 1885
    Alonzo C. Lamm April 16, 1889
    Thomas Harvey April 20, 1893
    William J. Webb June 4, 1897
    Alonzo C. Lamm August 10, 1897
Laneville Established May 29, 1884 Isaac W. Galyen May 29, 1884
    John W. Morning April 16, 1886
    Benjamin Franklin November 13, 1886
    Samuel Ballentine November 1, 1887
    Ira P. Merrill April 9, 1888
    John W. Howell December 31, 1895
    Edward D. Clark November 22, 1897
Lake Creek Established December 5, 1870 Oscar C. Ketchum December 5, 1870
  Discontinued March 29, 1872    
Matthewson Established August 15, 1878 William T. Carter August 15, 1878
    William McDown June 24, 1879
    Gustavus V. Watson April 3,1 882
    William McDown April 21, 1882
    Marshall E. Thompson January 22, 1883
    William McDown November 17, 1885
Minerva Established December 8, 1874 William H. Bower December 8, 1874
    Charles M. Keeler July 23, 1877
    Morris W. Monroe November 13, 1878
    Daniel W. Butler November 10, 1879
    Russell A. Curry January 24, 1882
    Martha E. Butler May 11, 1882
    Mary E. Adams July 6, 1883
    Russell A. Curry July 20, 1883
    Mary E. Adams November 15, 1883
Montana Established October 4, 1866 Benjamin F. Simons October 4, 1866
    Samuel S. Watson January 21, 1868
    Charles E. Simons May 21, 1872
    Samuel Ballentine January 22,1 877
    Jonathan J. Freeman September 2, 1885
    Samuel Ballentine July 15, 1889
    James P. Bradfield January 26, 1894
    Odillon B. Shultz May 29, 1897
Mortimer Established January 12, 1883 James T. Mortimer January 12, 1883
    William J. Iliff July 11, 1883
    James G. Finley February 18, 1884
    James B. Hibbard February 24, 1886
    Geo. Lohman July 9, 1886
    Emanuel Mortimer November 1, 1886
    William H. Makeaney April 20,1 889
    James T. Mortimer June 14, 1895
    Walton E. Stapp January 7, 1899
    William Terhune October 26, 1899
Mound Valley Established May 18, 1870 Alexander Honrath May 18,1 870
    Lewis F. Nicklace December 23, 1872
    Francis M. Anderson November 7, 1873
    Lilburn W. Slocum November 9, 1874
    Milton Dunn June 11, 1875
    Robert Blackley November 29, 1875
    Newton M. Miller March 17, 1880
    George Lutz August 1, 1884
    Peter W. Shick August 26, 1885
    James M. Richardson August 27, 1886
    John Dudley July 10, 1889
    Charles E. McEwen April 21, 1892
    Isaac M. Hinds November 21, 1893
    William F. Thrall November 19, 1897
Mendota Established September 25, 1869 William K. Hayes September 25, 1869
  Name changed to Parsons December 9, 1870    
Neola Established October 12, 1868 William J. Conner October 12, 1868
    David C. Lowe March 28, 1870
  Name changed to Labette July 5, 1870 J  
Oswego Established October 4, 1866 Nelson S. Carr October 4, 1866
    John Q. Cowell May 7, 1868
    John D. Coulter March 29, 1869
    Abel W. Pickering December 12, 1870
    Hiram P. Newlon April 13, 1871
    Littleton S. Crum April 13, 1876
    John M. Landis December 2, 1886
  Not confirmed but again appointed March 7, 1887    
    Frank D. Allen August 2, 1889
    J. W. Waskey March 6, 1894
    William F. McGill November 16, 1897
    Maud McGill July 19, 1900
Parsons Name changed from Mendota December 9, 1870 William K. Hayes December 9, 1870
    Samuel O. Fletcher March 22, 1878
    Frank W. Frye August 7, 1885
    Harry H. Lusk April 23, 1889
    Frank W. Frye February 27, 1894
    Hary H. Lusk June 7, 1897
Ripon Established January 12, 1870 Carlton B. Pratt January 12, 1870
    Mrs. Almira L. Pratt April 3, 1872
    Thomas H. Bruner April 13, 1874
    Thomas Greenup October 31, 1877
  Discontinued December 14, 1884    
  Re-established May 6, 1886 Thomas Greenup May 6, 1886
    John Triplett January 10, 1887
  Discontinued January 9, 1891    
Stover Established October 9, 1883 Henry M. Debolt October 9, 1883
  Name changed to Debolt July 16, 1884 Henry M. Debolt July 16, 1884
  Name changed to Stover January 28, 1886 Clark M. Monroe January 28, 1886
    Rufus T. Monroe April 17, 1888
    Henry M. Debolt April 16, 1889
    James M. Logan September 9, 1893
  Discontinued September 23, 1895    
Sylvan Dale Established March 29, 1876 Geo. S. Anderson March 28, 1876
  Discontinued January 21, 1878    
Snow Hill Established January 13, 1879 Wm. Geyer January 13, 1879
    William B. Roberts July 12, 1880
    James Cool April 5, 1884
  Discontinued July 16, 1884    
Timber Hill Established December 22, 1869 Francis Labadie December 22, 1869
    Winfield S. Gotzenbaum June 26, 1870
    C. L. Boutillier March 31, 1871
    William J. Boutillier December 13, 1876
    John T. Weakley May 8, 1879
  Discontinued November 17, 1879    
Trenton Established January 30, 1872 John W. Hall January 30, 1872
    James M. Arthur February 25, 1874
  Discontinued May 10, 1875    
Valeda Name changed from Deerton September 3, 1886 Charles M. Keeler September 3, 1886
    William Blackford November 11, 1886
    John G. Willey March 26, 1889
    Alexander H. McCarty January 4, 1893
    Allen E. Townsend November 16, 1897
    Erastus A. Milliken January 5, 1901
Wilsonton Established September 9, 1887 John J. Melick September 9, 1887
    Survilda A. Modlin September 18, 1888
    Shelby W. Bonebraker December 5, 1888
    Morris T. Baker August 10, 1889
    Andrew R. Werning February 18, 1890
    John M. Gordon March 28, 1891
    Ada A. Hopps September 30, 1891
    James L. Switzer August 31, 1894
  Discontinued May 7, 1895    
  Re-established June 6, 1895 John Gordon June 6, 1895
    William H. Lee December 15, 1896

Source: History of Labette County, Kansas and Representative Citizens. - Edited and Compiled by Hon. Nelson Case. Published by Biographical Publishing Company, 1901 - transcribed by Peggy Thompson
 
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