History of Johnson County, Kansas

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General Books LLC, 2010 - 386 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1915. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... where he now resides. He is a stockholder in the Gardner State Bank and is one of the well-to-do men of Johnson county. Mr. Pearce was married March 16, 1865, to Miss Phoebe Hanson, a native of Ohio, born April 21, 1845. She is a daughter of Manoah and Millicent (Way) Hanson, natives of Ohio. The father died in 1855 in Ohio and in 1863 the mother and two children came to Kansas and settled at Gardner. The two children were Lovica Stanton, Rogers, Ark., and Phoebe Pearce. To Mr. and Mrs. Pearce have been born the following children: Effie Simcox, Kansas City, Mo., and she has three children, Edna, Frances and Harold; Maud Weeks, Kansas City, Mo., is the mother of three children; Minnie married R. J. Stockmyer, Bonner Springs, Kan., and they have three children, John, Robert and Jean; Frank Pearce, resides on the home place, married Miss Cloe McKaughn, and has two children, Leo and Arthur; Harry, resides at Salinas, Cal., married Anna Todd; W. R., is a jeweler, married Ella Sheean and has two children, Dennis and Morene. Mr. Pearce is a Progressive and a member of the Grange. His wife and children are members of the Presbyterian church. The Pearce family are well known in Johnson county and prominent in the community. John Strongman, a Johnson county pioneer and successful farmer of Gardner township, is a native of the mother country. He was born in Cornwall, England, in 1851, and is a son of Luke and Mary Ann (Grieve) Strongman. The father was an English farmer and both he and his wife spent their lives in Cornwall, England. John Strongman was reared on his father's farm and when a youth learned the miller's trade. All the years throughout his boyhood, his aim and ambition was to come to America, and just as soon as he reached his majority he proceeded to realize...

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