|Birth: ||Aug. 9, 1859|
|Death: ||Feb. 19, 1942|
He was widowed twice.
The son of John B. and Lorinda (Clark) Daniel.
He was a retired salesman.
He was born August 9th, 1859 in Westerville, Ohio. Moved to Cowley County Kansas as a young boy and has grown up in our midst. He made his living by pounding iron. He was a working man and for years he has always been found at his anvil. Every man he worked for was satisfied with his work and they were always treated right. He guaranteed his work and made it good. He married Mary Matilda (Hybarger) Daniels and they lived 706 North 5th Street in Arkansas City.
Mr. Daniels was elected Sheriff in November 1897 and served the office from 1898 thru 1903. Almost the first business that came to him was the collection of delinquent personal taxes. Under advice of two attorneys J. Mack Love and C.T. Atkinson, nearly every taxpayer in Arkansas City declined to pay his personal tax, pending the settlement of a lawsuit with the waterworks bondholders. As required by law, the treasurer issued warrants for the collection of this tax, nearly 300 against Arkansas City’s citizens. On each one of these warrants the Sheriff, “by simply performing his duty,” was entitled to charge $ 2.40 mileage. On some of these warrants no property was found, but the records show, and it is a fact, that over 200 of our citizens were not ask to pay any mileage. Among these were the editors of the journal and Democrat, the attorneys named and nearly every business man on Summit street and Fifth Avenue; and this at the beginning of Mr. Daniels term when he was borrowing money to pay the running expenses of his office.
Was he “simply doing his duty” in thus giving away over $500.00 at a time when he needed it most? The favor Mr. Daniels extended was to the people of Arkansas City, regardless of politics for he had the good sense to realize that it was unfortunate situation for which these people were not responsible and he refused to take advantage of it.
It is a fact that cannot be disputed that Mr. Daniels has conducted the sheriff’s office at less expense than half the cost of any predecessor. He has done his duty fearlessly and has refused to be controlled by any attorney. The taxpayers are the direct beneficiaries of such an administration.
John B. Daniels (1825 - 1883)
Lorinda C. Clark Daniels (1828 - 1902)
Mary Matilda Hybarger Daniels (1864 - 1920)*
Lena Verba Daniels (1886 - 1909)*
Baxter Springs Cemetery
Plot: Section K1
Created by: JFI
Record added: Mar 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66879744
Added: Jun. 29, 2015