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|Birth: ||Jun. 23, 1867|
Upon a well developed farm in Mission township resides John Baxter, who is numbered among the enterprising, practical and progressive agriculturists of his community. His birth occurred in Schuyler county, Illinois, on the 23rd of June, 1867.
John Baxter, the subject of this review, was the eldest child and was an infant at the time of the removal of the family to Kansas. He pursued his education in the public schools and aided his father in the work of the farm, performing such tasks as usually fall to the lot of the eldest son. He was early trained to habits of industry and economy and these have proved to him of great benefit in his later career. He was for three years a farmer in Sumner county, Kansas. Today he owns one hundred acres of rich and arable land in Mission township, two miles southeast of Willis. His farm is carefully cultivated and well stocked and the residence is a modern one, in fact all of the improvements on the place, together with its neat and thrifty appearance indicate the careful supervision of the owner who is a progressive agriculturist.
On October 17, 1889, in Wellington, Sumner county, Mr. Baxter was united in marriage with Miss Nell Hedrick, who was born, reared and educated in Adams county, Illinois. Her father, Solomon Hedrick, was a native of North Carolina and served as a soldier in the war of the Rebellion. His wife, who bore the maiden name of Eveline Buffington, is a native of Illinois. Mrs. Baxter was the youngest of eleven children, the others being Lavina. James, John, Joseph, George, Mary Ellen, Isaac, deceased, William, Elizabeth and Walter. Three children grace the union of Mr. and Mrs. Baxter, namely: Pearl May, James Henry and Lena. In politics Mr. Baxter is a stanch, Republican thus following in the political footsteps of his father and grandfather. His wife is a member of the Methodist church. Both are highly esteemed people whose circle of friends and acquaintances is extensive as they enjoy the hospitality of the best homes in this locality and in the history of northeastern Kansas they well deserve mention.
Source: Genealogical and Biographical Record of Northeastern Kansas (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, 1900), 540; digital images, Library of Congress Archive.gov (http://ia600108.us.archive.org/7/items/genealogicalbiog00chic/genealogicalbiog00chic.pdf : accessed 24 April 2011).
James Henry Baxter (1842 - 1883)
Sarah M. Clouthier Baxter (1844 - 1887)
Mary Ellen Hedrick Baxter (1863 - 1937)
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Record added: Apr 25, 2011
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