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Jacob BlakeleyAge: 57 years18321890

Name
Jacob Blakeley
Given names
Jacob
Surname
Blakeley
Birth November 24, 1832 25 23
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Birth of a brotherAaron Scott Blakeley
October 21, 1836 (Age 3 years)
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Birth of a sisterMary Louisa Blakeley
August 31, 1838 (Age 5 years)
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Birth of a sisterSarah Elmira Blakeley
May 19, 1840 (Age 7 years)
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Birth of a sisterHannah Maria Blakeley
May 19, 1840 (Age 7 years)
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Birth of a brotherJohn Martin Blakeley
August 20, 1842 (Age 9 years)
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Birth of a sisterLydia Ann Blakeley
December 21, 1844 (Age 12 years)
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Death of a maternal grandfatherAaron Scott
April 1, 1847 (Age 14 years)
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Birth of a brotherJames Henry Blakeley
August 4, 1847 (Age 14 years)
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Census November 9, 1850 (Age 17 years)
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Name: Jacob Blakely Event Type: Census Event Year: 1850 Event Place: Mason county, Mason, Illinois, United States Gender: Male Age: 18 Race: White Race (Original): Birth Year (Estimated): 1832 Birthplace: New Jersey Household ID: 535 House Number: 535 Line Number: 12 Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Affiliate Publication Number: M432 Affiliate Film Number: 119 GS Film Number: 442908 Digital Folder Number: 004191986 Image Number: 00202 Household Role Sex Age Birthplace James Blakely null M 40 New Jersey Hannah Blakely null F 40 New Jersey Jacob Blakely null M 18 New Jersey A Scott Blakely null M 15 New Jersey Sarah E Blakely null F 12 Ohio Hannah M Blakely null F 10 Ohio Sarah E Blakely null F 10 Ohio John Blakely null M 7 Illinois Lydia Ann Blakely null F 5 Illinois James Henry Blakely null M 3 Illinois Citing this Record "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M85Z-2ZG : 12 April 2016), Jacob Blakely in household of James Blakely, Mason county, Mason, Illinois, United States; citing family 535, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
MarriageCinderella VanlaninghamView this family
April 25, 1853 (Age 20 years)
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Name: Jacob Blakeley Spouse's Name: Cinderella Van Laningham Event Date: 25 Apr 1853 Event Place: Mason,Illinois Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M53376-1 System Origin: Illinois-ODM GS Film number: 1313033 Reference ID: Citing this Record "Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2PS-3FX : 10 February 2018), Jacob Blakeley and Cinderella Van Laningham, 25 Apr 1853; citing Mason,Illinois; FHL microfilm 1,313,033.
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Evans
August 30, 1859 (Age 26 years)
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Birth of a son
#1
Sherman Lewis Blakeley
June 16, 1865 (Age 32 years)
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Birth of a son
#2
Luther L. Blakeley
about 1867 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a son
#3
Nathan H. Blakeley
about 1869 (Age 36 years)
Death of a fatherJames B. Blakeley
September 19, 1870 (Age 37 years)
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Birth of a son
#4
Walter Blakeley
about 1872 (Age 39 years)
Census June 29, 1880 (Age 47 years)
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Name: Jacob Blakely Event Type: Census Event Date: 1880 Event Place: Todd Creek, Johnson, Nebraska, United States District: ED 306 Gender: Male Age: 47 Marital Status: Married Race: White Race (Original): W Occupation: Farmer Relationship to Head of Household: Self Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Self Birth Year (Estimated): 1833 Birthplace: New Jersey, United States Father's Birthplace: New Jersey, United States Mother's Birthplace: New Jersey, United States Note: Sheet Letter: D Sheet Number: 740 Sheet Number and Letter: 740D Household ID: 8190645 Person Number: 0 Volume: 1 Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Affiliate Publication Number: T9 Affiliate Film Number: 0751 GS Film Number: 1254751 Digital Folder Number: 005161282 Image Number: 00176 Household Role Sex Age Birthplace Jacob Blakely Self M 47 New Jersey, United States Cinderilla Blakely Wife F 48 Indiana, United States Sherman L Blakely Son M 15 Illinois, United States Luther L Blakely Son M 13 Illinois, United States Nathan H Blakely Son M 11 Nebraska, United States Walter Blakely Son M 8 Nebraska, United States Citing this Record "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8YX-KJ4 : 16 August 2017), Jacob Blakely, Todd Creek, Johnson, Nebraska, United States; citing enumeration district ED 306, sheet 740D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0751; FHL microfilm 1,254,751.
Death of a motherHannah M. Scott
March 21, 1882 (Age 49 years)
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Death of a wifeCinderella Vanlaningham
May 1, 1884 (Age 51 years)

Marriage of a childSherman Lewis BlakeleySarah “Sadie” RadcliffeView this family
August 23, 1885 (Age 52 years)
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Name: Sherman Blakley Event Type: Marriage Event Date: 23 Aug 1885 Event Place: , Johnson County, Nebraska, United States Event Place (Original): Gender: Male Age: Race: Birth Date: Birthplace: Spouse's Name: Sarah Radcliffe Spouse's Gender: Female Spouse's Age: Spouse's Birth Date: Reference ID: bk3 pg37 Citing this Record "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X58S-7PB : 10 February 2018), Sherman Blakley and Sarah Radcliffe, 23 Aug 1885, , Johnson County, Nebraska, United States; citing ref. ID #bk3 pg37, Nebraska State Historical Society, Lincoln.
Fact
Biography

Publication: Source Information Ancestry.com. Johnson and Pawnee Counties, Nebraska Biographical Dictionary [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Original data: Portrait and Biographical Album of Johnson and Pawnee Counties, Nebraska. Chicago, IL, USA: Chapman Brothers, 1889.
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JACOB BLAKELEY, of Todd Creek Precinct, settled on the farm where he now lives during the pioneer days of Johnson County, and while laboring to build up his homestead watched with lively interest the growth and prosperity of this section of country. He has been no unimportant factor in developing the agricultural interests of his adopted county, having transformed a portion of its wild prairie land into one of the finest homesteads within its borders. His farm is 320 acres in extent, and occupies the northern half of section 8. The land possesses many natural advantages, being well watered and extremely fertile, and most pleasantly located. Its improvements are first-class, and it has been brought to its present condition only by the most incessant industry, wise management, and a liberal outlay of money. Mr. Blakeley paid $5 per acre for his present farm, at a time when much of the land around him could be purchased at $3. He is in possession of the whole original purchase, with the exception of one acre on the southeast corner, which he donated for a school-house, and another acre on the southwest corner which he also donated for the Grand Prairie Cemetery. He has eighty acres of mostly tame and native pasture, besides groves of forest trees of his own planting. The land was raw prairie at the time of his taking possession, upon which a furrow had never been turned, and there was nothing to indicate that the foot of a white man had ever passed over it. The improvements now include a handsome and commodious residence, which was erected in 1882, and stands in the midst of shrubbery and ornamental trees. Adjacent is an apple orchard of four acres, to which the proprietor is adding at intervals by the planting of additional trees, and the smaller fruits are enjoyed in their seasons. The farm in short is complete in every department, and fulfills the popular idea of the modern country estate. The subject of this sketch was born in Burlington County, N. J., Nov. 21, 1832, and when a child two years of age was taken by his parents to Sangamon County, Ill., they settling upon a tract of land near the then embryo town of Springfield. The land, however, lay in Mason County adjoining, and the father secured it at the regular Government price of $1.25 per acre. His first purchase was a quarter-section, to which he added until he had a farm of 400 acres, and brought the whole to a fine state of cultivation. Upon this farm young Jacob was reared to manhood, obtaining his education in the pioneer schools, and becoming familiar with agricultural pursuits. He lived there until making his way across the Mississippi in the fall of 1868. The early life of our subject passed in a comparatively uneventful manner, and when ready to establish a home of his own he was united in marriage, April 18, 1853, to Miss Cinderella Vallandigham. This lady, a native of Indiana, became the mother of five children, and departed this life at her home in Todd Creek Precinct, May 1, 1884, when about fifty-two years old. Her illness was comparatively brief, she suffering from dropsy of the heart. Her children are all living. Franklin P., the eldest, was born Aug. 2, 1859, and is farming on his own land in Buffalo County, this State; he also conducts a livery business at Armada. He married Miss Ida Lester, of this county, and they have two children – Justus and Ollie. The second son, Sherman L., was born June 16, 1865, and is carrying on a farm of 160 acres in Dawson County, Neb.; he married a Miss Radcliff, of Illinois, and they have two children – Fairy and Eveline. Luther L. Blakeley was born Jan. 8, 1867, and has just homesteaded a quarter-section of land in Hayes County, although not having yet taken possession; Nathan H. was born Nov. 24, 1869; Walter A., Nov. 21, 1871, and both are at home with their father. The mother was a lifelong member of the Baptist Church, and a lady possessed of many estimable qualities. Mr. Blakeley, on the 26th of August, 1885, contracted a second marriage, with Miss Margaret J. Swartz, who was born in Clarion County, Pa., Jan. 13, 1840. She lived there with her parents until 1855, then came with them to Nebraska, and completed her education in the Peru Normal School. Later she engaged in teaching, being a pioneer in her profession in this county. Her parents, Fredrick and Margaret (Labaugh) Swartz, were natives respectively of Denmark and Pennsylvania, and spent their last years in Nebraska and Pennsylvania. The father was a farmer by occupation, and the parental household included ten children, eight of whom are living and residents mostly of Nebraska. James Blakeley, the father of our subject, was born in New Jersey, May 19, 1807, and married Miss Hannah Scott, March 22, 1828. They lived in New Jersey until 1834, then removed first to Ohio and later to Illinois, settling in the latter State in that part of Sangamon County which is now Mason County. There the father developed a fine large farm, where he spent the remainder of his days, his death taking place about 1871. The mother, who was born Feb. 18, 1806, survived her husband about ten years. The latter was a devoted member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which he served as Class-Leader many years, and to the support of which he contributed in a liberal manner. He was a quiet and unassuming man, seldom meddling with politics, although keeping himself well posted upon matters of general interest. The parental family included nine children, seven of whom are living, making their homes mostly in Illinois and Nebraska. Jacob Blakeley has been active in the encouragement of every laudable enterprise in his community, and has contributed of his time, means and influence for the furtherance of its general welfare. He has been for many long years a member of the Free Will-Baptist Church, and assisted in the erection of the church edifice, which stands exactly opposite his home. He was its first Deacon and Trustee, and for a number of years officiated as Sunday-school Superintendent, withdrawing from its duties and responsibilities about two years ago, and resting two years, when he was again persuaded to assume the harness. Like his father he has little taste for politics, although discharging the duties of the various township and school offices, and being careful to perform his duties at the polls. He has been a member of the School Board nearly every year since coming to this State. He is an active Sunday-school worker, and believes in the careful religious education of the young. In 1888 he was chosen President of the Johnson County Sunday-School Union, an association which is flourishing, and holds its stated meeting. Mr. Blakeley, in addition to general farming, has of late years given his attention largely to stock-raising, and has for the prosecution of this industry all the conveniences of this later day. His career has been that of an upright, conscientious Christian gentleman, one who has secured the confidence and esteem of his community in more than an ordinary degree. He forms one of the landmarks of Johnson County, one of those men to whom it is indebted for the position it occupies today among the prosperous communities of the Great West.


Death 1890 (Age 57 years)

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father
mother
Marriage: March 22, 1828New Jersey
5 years
himself
4 years
younger brother
Aaron Scott Blakeley
Birth: October 21, 1836 29 27New Jersey
Death: April 8, 1909Havana, Mason County, Illinois
22 months
younger sister
21 months
younger sister
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
John Martin Blakeley
Birth: August 20, 1842 35 33Havana, Mason County, Illinois
Death: January 8, 1911Kilbourne, Mason County, Illinois
2 years
younger sister
Lydia Ann Blakeley
Birth: December 21, 1844 37 35Havana, Mason County, Illinois
Death: November 26, 1912Pratt, Pratt County, Kansas
3 years
younger brother
Family with Cinderella Vanlaningham - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: April 25, 1853Mason County, Illinois
12 years
son
3 years
son
3 years
son
4 years
son

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CensusCensus, Federal, 1850
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Name: Jacob Blakely Event Type: Census Event Year: 1850 Event Place: Mason county, Mason, Illinois, United States Gender: Male Age: 18 Race: White Race (Original): Birth Year (Estimated): 1832 Birthplace: New Jersey Household ID: 535 House Number: 535 Line Number: 12 Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Affiliate Publication Number: M432 Affiliate Film Number: 119 GS Film Number: 442908 Digital Folder Number: 004191986 Image Number: 00202 Household Role Sex Age Birthplace James Blakely null M 40 New Jersey Hannah Blakely null F 40 New Jersey Jacob Blakely null M 18 New Jersey A Scott Blakely null M 15 New Jersey Sarah E Blakely null F 12 Ohio Hannah M Blakely null F 10 Ohio Sarah E Blakely null F 10 Ohio John Blakely null M 7 Illinois Lydia Ann Blakely null F 5 Illinois James Henry Blakely null M 3 Illinois Citing this Record "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M85Z-2ZG : 12 April 2016), Jacob Blakely in household of James Blakely, Mason county, Mason, Illinois, United States; citing family 535, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
MarriageIllinois Marriages, 1815-1935
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Name: Jacob Blakeley Spouse's Name: Cinderella Van Laningham Event Date: 25 Apr 1853 Event Place: Mason,Illinois Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M53376-1 System Origin: Illinois-ODM GS Film number: 1313033 Reference ID: Citing this Record "Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2PS-3FX : 10 February 2018), Jacob Blakeley and Cinderella Van Laningham, 25 Apr 1853; citing Mason,Illinois; FHL microfilm 1,313,033.
CensusCensus, Federal, 1880
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Name: Jacob Blakely Event Type: Census Event Date: 1880 Event Place: Todd Creek, Johnson, Nebraska, United States District: ED 306 Gender: Male Age: 47 Marital Status: Married Race: White Race (Original): W Occupation: Farmer Relationship to Head of Household: Self Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Self Birth Year (Estimated): 1833 Birthplace: New Jersey, United States Father's Birthplace: New Jersey, United States Mother's Birthplace: New Jersey, United States Note: Sheet Letter: D Sheet Number: 740 Sheet Number and Letter: 740D Household ID: 8190645 Person Number: 0 Volume: 1 Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Affiliate Publication Number: T9 Affiliate Film Number: 0751 GS Film Number: 1254751 Digital Folder Number: 005161282 Image Number: 00176 Household Role Sex Age Birthplace Jacob Blakely Self M 47 New Jersey, United States Cinderilla Blakely Wife F 48 Indiana, United States Sherman L Blakely Son M 15 Illinois, United States Luther L Blakely Son M 13 Illinois, United States Nathan H Blakely Son M 11 Nebraska, United States Walter Blakely Son M 8 Nebraska, United States Citing this Record "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M8YX-KJ4 : 16 August 2017), Jacob Blakely, Todd Creek, Johnson, Nebraska, United States; citing enumeration district ED 306, sheet 740D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0751; FHL microfilm 1,254,751.
FactPortrait and Biographical Album of Johnson and Pawnee Counties, Nebraska
Publication: Source Information Ancestry.com. Johnson and Pawnee Counties, Nebraska Biographical Dictionary [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Original data: Portrait and Biographical Album of Johnson and Pawnee Counties, Nebraska. Chicago, IL, USA: Chapman Brothers, 1889.
Text:
JACOB BLAKELEY, of Todd Creek Precinct, settled on the farm where he now lives during the pioneer days of Johnson County, and while laboring to build up his homestead watched with lively interest the growth and prosperity of this section of country. He has been no unimportant factor in developing the agricultural interests of his adopted county, having transformed a portion of its wild prairie land into one of the finest homesteads within its borders. His farm is 320 acres in extent, and occupies the northern half of section 8. The land possesses many natural advantages, being well watered and extremely fertile, and most pleasantly located. Its improvements are first-class, and it has been brought to its present condition only by the most incessant industry, wise management, and a liberal outlay of money. Mr. Blakeley paid $5 per acre for his present farm, at a time when much of the land around him could be purchased at $3. He is in possession of the whole original purchase, with the exception of one acre on the southeast corner, which he donated for a school-house, and another acre on the southwest corner which he also donated for the Grand Prairie Cemetery. He has eighty acres of mostly tame and native pasture, besides groves of forest trees of his own planting. The land was raw prairie at the time of his taking possession, upon which a furrow had never been turned, and there was nothing to indicate that the foot of a white man had ever passed over it. The improvements now include a handsome and commodious residence, which was erected in 1882, and stands in the midst of shrubbery and ornamental trees. Adjacent is an apple orchard of four acres, to which the proprietor is adding at intervals by the planting of additional trees, and the smaller fruits are enjoyed in their seasons. The farm in short is complete in every department, and fulfills the popular idea of the modern country estate. The subject of this sketch was born in Burlington County, N. J., Nov. 21, 1832, and when a child two years of age was taken by his parents to Sangamon County, Ill., they settling upon a tract of land near the then embryo town of Springfield. The land, however, lay in Mason County adjoining, and the father secured it at the regular Government price of $1.25 per acre. His first purchase was a quarter-section, to which he added until he had a farm of 400 acres, and brought the whole to a fine state of cultivation. Upon this farm young Jacob was reared to manhood, obtaining his education in the pioneer schools, and becoming familiar with agricultural pursuits. He lived there until making his way across the Mississippi in the fall of 1868. The early life of our subject passed in a comparatively uneventful manner, and when ready to establish a home of his own he was united in marriage, April 18, 1853, to Miss Cinderella Vallandigham. This lady, a native of Indiana, became the mother of five children, and departed this life at her home in Todd Creek Precinct, May 1, 1884, when about fifty-two years old. Her illness was comparatively brief, she suffering from dropsy of the heart. Her children are all living. Franklin P., the eldest, was born Aug. 2, 1859, and is farming on his own land in Buffalo County, this State; he also conducts a livery business at Armada. He married Miss Ida Lester, of this county, and they have two children – Justus and Ollie. The second son, Sherman L., was born June 16, 1865, and is carrying on a farm of 160 acres in Dawson County, Neb.; he married a Miss Radcliff, of Illinois, and they have two children – Fairy and Eveline. Luther L. Blakeley was born Jan. 8, 1867, and has just homesteaded a quarter-section of land in Hayes County, although not having yet taken possession; Nathan H. was born Nov. 24, 1869; Walter A., Nov. 21, 1871, and both are at home with their father. The mother was a lifelong member of the Baptist Church, and a lady possessed of many estimable qualities. Mr. Blakeley, on the 26th of August, 1885, contracted a second marriage, with Miss Margaret J. Swartz, who was born in Clarion County, Pa., Jan. 13, 1840. She lived there with her parents until 1855, then came with them to Nebraska, and completed her education in the Peru Normal School. Later she engaged in teaching, being a pioneer in her profession in this county. Her parents, Fredrick and Margaret (Labaugh) Swartz, were natives respectively of Denmark and Pennsylvania, and spent their last years in Nebraska and Pennsylvania. The father was a farmer by occupation, and the parental household included ten children, eight of whom are living and residents mostly of Nebraska. James Blakeley, the father of our subject, was born in New Jersey, May 19, 1807, and married Miss Hannah Scott, March 22, 1828. They lived in New Jersey until 1834, then removed first to Ohio and later to Illinois, settling in the latter State in that part of Sangamon County which is now Mason County. There the father developed a fine large farm, where he spent the remainder of his days, his death taking place about 1871. The mother, who was born Feb. 18, 1806, survived her husband about ten years. The latter was a devoted member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which he served as Class-Leader many years, and to the support of which he contributed in a liberal manner. He was a quiet and unassuming man, seldom meddling with politics, although keeping himself well posted upon matters of general interest. The parental family included nine children, seven of whom are living, making their homes mostly in Illinois and Nebraska. Jacob Blakeley has been active in the encouragement of every laudable enterprise in his community, and has contributed of his time, means and influence for the furtherance of its general welfare. He has been for many long years a member of the Free Will-Baptist Church, and assisted in the erection of the church edifice, which stands exactly opposite his home. He was its first Deacon and Trustee, and for a number of years officiated as Sunday-school Superintendent, withdrawing from its duties and responsibilities about two years ago, and resting two years, when he was again persuaded to assume the harness. Like his father he has little taste for politics, although discharging the duties of the various township and school offices, and being careful to perform his duties at the polls. He has been a member of the School Board nearly every year since coming to this State. He is an active Sunday-school worker, and believes in the careful religious education of the young. In 1888 he was chosen President of the Johnson County Sunday-School Union, an association which is flourishing, and holds its stated meeting. Mr. Blakeley, in addition to general farming, has of late years given his attention largely to stock-raising, and has for the prosecution of this industry all the conveniences of this later day. His career has been that of an upright, conscientious Christian gentleman, one who has secured the confidence and esteem of his community in more than an ordinary degree. He forms one of the landmarks of Johnson County, one of those men to whom it is indebted for the position it occupies today among the prosperous communities of the Great West.
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