Saturday, October 22, 2011

AD out of the Rich Hill Directory 1880's

M.S. Cowles Merantile Company Rich Hill Missouri"

This story is out of The old settlers' history of Bates County, Missouri


was born in Claridon. Geauga County, Ohio, on the 20th day of April, 1851 ; brought up on a farm, remaining on the one purchased from the Connecticut Land company and cleared up by his grandfather in the earlv part of the present century: taught several terms in the district school and "boarded around"; in 1879 in his home township, was elected justice of the peaqe and at this time was also reading law. Resigning his position, he came to Missouri in October, 18S0, and embarked in the mercantile business; resided in Butler one year, since which time he has been a resident of Rich Hill Missouri, and for eighteen years was secretary and treasurer of the M.S. Cowles Mercantile company. His old congressional district (the 19th Ohio) was for many years represented by Benj. F. Wade. Joshua R. Giddings and James A. Garfield, and he was quite well acquainted with the latter. Was married to Delia J. Wells in 1877; one child, a daughter, Delia May, was born February 5, 18S3. He was elected superintendent of the First Presbyterian Sunday School in Rich Hill in January, 1894, and still holds that position, going to Rich Hill every Sunday. His hobby is the breeding of Shorthorn cattle and he is interested in one of the best herds of pure bred animals in the country, Mr. Kellogg has always been a republican in politics and represented his, the Sixth Congressional District of Missouri, as a delegate in the Republican National Convention at St. Louis in 1896. Was appointed Collector of Internal Revenue for the Western district of Missouri, and entered upon the duties of his office May 1, 1899. Frank Kellogg, as he is familiarly called, is one of the most companionable men in the world, and his friends are only numbered by the limit of his acquaintance. He is a capable, faithful business man, and an honorable party politician. His relations and influence with the present administration is all that one of his position could ask. While he is temporarily residing with" his estimable family in Kansas City, Bates county is his home, and her people feel a local pride in his successful career. Hence his place in this Bates County book.

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