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DANIEL COWAN JACKLING, son of Daniel and Lydia (Dunn) Jackling, was born at Old Hudson, Bates county, Missouri, August 14, 1869. His father was in the general mercantile business at that place until his death, December 19, 1869, a few months after the birth of the boy. Soon after the death of his father, his mother moved to Knob Noster, Johnson county, Missouri, at which place she lived but a short time, meeting with an accident by the explosion of a coal oil lamp, which resulted in her death, June 12, 1871, leaving the young Jackling, by the request of his mother, in the care of her sister, Abbie L. Dunn. The following November, Miss Dunn was married to J.T. Cowan, of Knob Noster, and the boy became the mutual charge of his new guardians.
Mr. Jackling was reared partly in the country and later was taken to Sedalia, Missouri, where he completed the work in the grade school. When he was nineteen years of age he entered the State Normal School at Warrensburg, Missouri, but at the end of his first year he decided to take mining engineering; so in the fall of 1889 he entered the School of Mines at Rolla, Missouri, and graduated from that school in the summer of 1894.
Owing to the financial stress at that time he failed to secure a position; so in January, 1895, he went to Cripple Creek, Colorado, where he began his career in mining and mining interests, which gradually developed until he attained his phenominal success. At the present time he is superintendent of the building of the munition plants at Nashville, Tennessee, and Charleston, West Virginia, under the appointment of Secretary of War Baker. He is doing this work without remuneration.
History of Bates County, Missouri, by W.O. Atkeson, (1918). Transcribed by Kim Mohler.

president of the Peoples Bank of Butler, Missouri, is one of the conspicuous figures in the history of Bates county. Mr. Jenkins had twenty-one years of experience in the banking business before he became connected with the Peoples Bank of Butler. Mr. Jenkins was born in Virginia and came to Missouri, in 1858, locating first in Henry county, and for the past forty years has been a resident of Bates county.
For two terms, each of four years, Mr. Jenkins served as circuit clerk of Bates county. Since the organization of the Peoples Bank of Butler in 1908, he has been at his desk regularly every day, attending business with the same careful exactness and keen interest which characterized his habits when he first entered in business. Mr. Jenkins is a member of the Mother Church of Christian Science and he was one of the organizers of this church in Butler. He has taken the lead in many public enterprises, encouraging the moral as well as the material advancement of the community.
History of Bates County, Missouri, by W.O. Atkeson, (1918). Transcribed by Kim Mohler.

farmer and stockman, Mound township, Bates county, was born in Vinton county, Ohio, September 21, 1872. He is a son of Hiram and Mary (Bailey) Johnson, the former of whom was born in Virginia in 1849. The mother of O.C. Johnson was born in Ohio and is descended from an old family of Ohio. The Johnsons are descended from Virginia colonial stock. The family came to Missouri in 1881, arriving here on November 30, of that year and they settled in Elkhart township. The Fairview church and school house is located on the old Johnson homestead in Elkhart township. During his entire life, Hiram Johnson followed the vocations of farmer and stockman, dying at his home in 1905. He was a life-long Democrat and took a keen interest in political matters. He was a member of the Central Protective Association and was accounted a leading and substantial Bates county citizen. He was a hard worker and never knew a sick day until he was afflicted with his mortal illness. The widowed mother still resides at the homestead. Six children of the seven born to Hiram and Mary Johnson are living, namely: Etta J., wife of James Webb, Vinita, Oklahoma; Ida M., wife of George Black, East Boone township, Bates county; O.C., subject of this review; Enson L., living in East Boone township; Mary R., wife of B.F. Wall, Passaic, Missouri; and Harley B., living on the homestead in Elkhart township.
O.C. Johnson first attended the public schools of Vinton county, Ohio, and after coming to Bates county he attended the district school in his home locality. He began his own career soon after his marriage in 1898 on the place which he now owns, consisting of eighty acres of good land. In addition to farming his own acreage, Mr. Johnson farms a considerable tract of rented land. He keeps good grades of horses, hogs and cattle and is making a success of his life work.
Mr. Johnson was married in 1898 to Miss Emily M. Black, a daughter of Perry Black, now making his home in Adrian, this county. Mr. Johnson is a Democrat and has served two years as trustee of Mound township. Both he and Mrs. Johnson are members of the Presbyterian church and contribute of their means to the support of this denomination.
History of Bates County, Missouri, by W.O. Atkeson, (1918). Transcribed by Kim Mohler.

REINHOLD A. JULIEN, of West Point township, during his thirteen years of residence in Bates county, has made a remarkable success as an agriculturist. However, he comes of a race of people who are noted for their aptitude in tilling the most stubborn of soils and it is a fact that wherever you find a settlement of American farmers of Swedish birth or descent, there you find prosperity and success attending their efforts. When Mr. Julien came to Bates county from Nebraska he was told that “he would starve to death in Missouri.” He was in search of cheaper land than could be purchased in Nebraska. His first quarter section purchased in 1904 has since been increased to a total of two hundred eighty acres. Mr. and Mrs. Julien have a splendid farm residence which is furnished and equipped in keeping with refined tastes. His large barn, which has been erected recently, is forty-eight by fifty-four feet in dimensions and he has also built a silo having a capacity of one hundred tons of silage. Mr. Julien has a herd of fifty-three head of cattle of the Shorthorn breed, including eight milch cows. Each year he raises from one to two carloads of hogs for the market.
Mr. Julien was born in Sweden in 1868 and is a son of Anderson and Louisa (Engborn) Julien, who lived all their days in their native land. In 1888, Mr. Julien immigrated to America, a poor lad, in search of employment and joined his brother, John Julien, who was located in Iowa. He was so poor on his arrival that he had to repay his borrowed passage money across the ocean by the fruits of his first month’s labor in America. In 1890, he went to Nebraska and worked for some time among fellow countrymen in Saunders county, Nebraska. For a period of eleven years he tilled rented land in Saunders county, Nebraska with a view to the ultimate purchase of a farm. Meanwhile land had been constantly advancing in price in Nebraska and he believed that the price was entirely too high. He cast about for a suitable location where land was not too high in price and within his power of purchase. Deciding upon Bates county against the advice of friends and advisers he came here in February, 1904, and made his first purchase of one hundred sixty acres of land in West Point township at a cost of forty-five dollars an acre. In 1906 he bought forty acres at a cost of thirty-five dollars an acre and later bought an “eighty” at a cost of forty dollars an acre. His record since coming to Bates county shows what industry, perseverance, and careful methods of farming can accomplish on Bates county soil.
Mr. Julien was married in February, 1898, in Saunders county, Nebraska, to Miss Amanda Frostrom, who was born at Weston, Nebraska, February 13, 1877, a daughter of C.J. and Christina Frostrom, natives of Sweden, who immigrated to America and settled in Nebraska and became prosperous and well-to-do in the land of their adoption. C.J. Frostrom came to this country in 1869 and his wife, Christina, migrated to America in 1873. They were married in Sweden, have reared a fine family of children and are now living in comfortable circumstances at Weston, Saunders county, Nebraska. To Reinhold and Amanda Julien have been born two children as follow: Ethel, born May 15, 1899; Ernest, born February 24, 1902. Mr. Julien attributes much of his success to the assistance of his intelligent and capable helpmeet.
Mr. Julien is a Democrat in politics but is content to leave the management of political matters to other who have more time and the inclination to devote to such matters. He and his family are members of the Baptist church. While he is not a member of any secret society he carries fraternal insurance as a safeguard against disaster, thus providing for the future of his family. Mr. and Mrs. Julien have made many friends during their residence in Bates county and have the respect and esteem of their many acquaintances. The record which they have made in Bates county place them in the front rank of Bates county citizens of the better and more successful class.
History of Bates County, Missouri, by W.O. Atkeson, (1918). Transcribed by Kim Mohler.


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