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Theodore Arthur Darling (1890-1971), Tire Man

Theodore Arthur Darling was born on October 29, 1890 in Gypsum, Kansas to George O. Darling and Mary Henrietta Geaque.  Theo lived and worked on his father’s farm in Eureka Township, Saline County, Kansas.  On November 16, 1910, Theo married … Continue reading

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George Clay Anderson (1856-1930), Abstracter and Insurance Agent

On December 9, 1885, George Clay Anderson celebrated his 29th birthday and his second week as a resident of Abilene, Kansas.  For the next 45 years, George would become one of the most recognizable and respected members of the community.  … Continue reading

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Franklin Bradford Bearce (1847-1906) – Clothing, Shoes, and Home Furnishing Merchant

Franklin Bradford Bearce, son of Zebulon Harlow Bearce and Harriet B. Bradford was born in Turner, Maine on March 4, 1847.  Frank grew up on Turner and by 1881 he was working in Chicago as a wholesale clothing dealer.  In … Continue reading

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Francis M. Whitlaw (1852-1908), Grocer

Francis M. Whitlaw was born in Ireland in March of 1852 and married Medora M. Ames.  Medora was a native of Ohio.  Francis was a farmer and by 1881 owned a farm south of Enterprise, Kansas on Carrie Creek.  He … Continue reading

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Charles Christian Shaler (1852-1926) – Druggist

On May 31, 1852, David Shaler and Martha Dwyer of Ankenytown, Ohio, were blessed with the birth of their son, Charles Christian Shaler.  Charles’ mother died when he was six years and at an early age assisted his father with … Continue reading

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