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WILLIAM T. SCHOOLEY, M. D. The subject of this sketch is a native of Cass County, Illinois, and was born July 23, 1844. He was reared and received his education in the schools of Virginia, Illinois, and began the studies of his profession in 1867, under M. H. L. Schooley, M. D., who was engaged in practicing there for over thirty years. In that year they came to Cass County,. Missouri, settling in Austin. William then continued to study till 1871, after which he attended Rush Medical College, of Chicago, and in 1872 began practicing with his father at Austin, where they remained till 1873, locating then in this city. Soon he formed a partnership with J. F, Brookhart, M. D., which existed for nine months. The father and son were then together till the death of M. H. L. Schooley, after which time our subject was alone. In 1880, owing to ill health, he was compelled to give up his country practice, and now confines himself entirely to city patients. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and is a Knight Templar. Dr. Schooley was married July 13, 1876, to Miss Jennie Easley, a native of Missouri.
History of Cass and Bates Counties, O.P. Williams & Co. 1883

GEORGE S. SPRING is the popular editor of the Vindicator. The subject of this sketch, an able representative of the newspaper fraternity, was born in Madison County, Ohio, May 30, 1835. At the age of four years he was taken b^ the family to Licking County, Ohio, where he was reared to manhood and educated, following farming and school teaching. In 1864 he was elected county surveyor of Licking County. In 1867 he emigrated to Cass County, Missouri, settling where he now resides. His farm, which consists of 240 acres, is in section 12, Grand River Township. In 1869 he was road commissioner and assistant surveyor of the county, which positions he held for eighteen months. In 1872 he was elected county superintendent of public schools, and continued to discharge the duties of this office for six years. In 1878-'9 he represented Cass County in the State Legislature. Mr. Spring was married in December, 1863, to Miss Marietta Metcalf, a native of Ohio. They have one child, Charles W. In 1882 Mr. Spring became the editor of the Vindicator, the Greenback organ of this county, which he conducts with merit and energy.
History of Cass and Bates Counties, O.P. Williams & Co. 1883

C. W. STEELE, of the firm of Steele & Dawson, publishers of the Cass County Democrat, was born on the 26th of September, 1854, at Indianola, Warren County, Iowa. He subsequently removed from there to Nebraska, and in 1860, accompanied the family to Colorado. His father was elected provisional governor of that state in 1859, and served with much distinction for two years. After remaining in Colorado for five years, Mr. Steele returned to Iowa in 1865, and attended school at Bonaparte, Van Buren County. In July, 1869, he located at Sedalia, Missouri, and in March, 1875, came to Harrisonville. He was deputy county clerk for four years, after which, in the spring of 1879, he embarked in the newspaper profession. He is now editor of the Cass Democrat, the leading journal of Democratic principles in the county, and as a forcible and logical writer has few equals. His editorials are well written, dealing in no glittering generalities, but stating facts in such a light as leaves no doubt in the minds of his readers as to what is meant. Mr. Steele was married October 16, 1878, to Miss Anna Abraham, daughter of Dr. I. M. Abraham. His parents are still living.
History of Cass and Bates Counties, O.P. Williams & Co. 1883

ANDREW J. SUMMERS, dealer in agricultural implements and farmers' hardware, is a native Monroe County, Virginia, where he was born June 26, 1844. He then spent his youthful days, receiving his education from the Emery and Henry College of Washington, Virginia, where he attended for two years. In 1860-61 he attended the Military Institute at Lexington, Virginia, and left that institution as a second lieutenant. He then enlisted in Company A, 60th Virginia Infantry of the Confederate troops, and after six months' service was appointed drill master of Wise's Legion, which office he held for ten months. He was afterwards with the 2 1st Virginia Cavalry, Company C, and at the burning of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, was taken prisoner, and was confined at Fort McHenry five months. He escaped at the expiration of that time, and, making his way to Louisville, Kentucky, joined Col. Jessie's command, with which he acted until able to join his regiment in 1865. He served with them until the surrender of Gen. Lee. He then removed to Louisville Missouri, where he resided three months, when he returned to Virginia, and in 1870 emigrated to Cass County, Missouri. He was engaged in farming until 1874, and at that period became employed as traveling salesman for the McCormick farm machinery, continuing with them until 1879. He was occupied in a like capacity with the Champion Reaper Company until 1881, when he established his present business. Mr. S. is deputy sheriff of this county and also constable of this township. He was married November 12, 1867, to Miss Annie M. Jenkins, a native of Kentucky. They have four children : Andrew J., Susan O., John C. and George V.
History of Cass and Bates Counties, O.P. Williams & Co. 1883

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