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Thomas J. Acheson
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Birth: Feb. 28, 1837
County Donegal, Ireland
Death: Sep. 23, 1922
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA

THOMAS J. ACHESON, stock feeder and dealer, P. 0. Emporia, was born in County Donegal, Ireland. February 28, 1840, and two years later his parents came to the United States, locating at Lima, LaGrange Co., Ind. Here he was brought up, receiving a common school education. At the age of twenty-four, he began business as a farmer and stock dealer, in which he continued in LaGrange County and in St. Joseph County, Mich., until he came to Kansas, in 1869. He located in Lyon County, and bought 120 acres of unimproved land situated on Allen Creek, in Fremont Township, five miles north of Emporia. He made valuable improvements upon this place. In 1874, he engaged in the stock business until he is now feeding and handling cattle and hogs, and has yearly enlarged his business until he is now one of the largest dealers in the county. He has a range several hundred acres in Greenwood County. He has upon average, from 200 to 300 cattle feeding, but handles many more. In the spring of 1883, he sold his farm on Allen Creek, and now pays his undivided attention to his stock business. He has a residence in Emporia. He married Miss Lucina M. Packard, of Sturgis, Mich., October 1, 1863, by whom he has two children - Frederick I. and Nelson H., both living.

William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas

The Emporia Gazette, 27 Sep 1922, Wed, Page 4


Thomas J. Acheson, and early settler of Lyon County, died Saturday at the home of his son, F. I. Acheson, in San Diego, Calif., where he had lived for several years.

Thomas John Acheson was born in County Donegal, Ireland, February 28, 1837. He came to the United States with his parents in 1841. He spent his boyhood in Lima, LaGrange County, Indiana, where he learned farming and stock raising.

Mr. Acheson was married October 1, 1863 to Miss Lucina M. Packard, in Sturgis, Mich. In 1869, he came to Kansas and bought 120 acres of raw land on Allen Creek, 4-1/2 miles north of Emporia. In 1875 he turned his attention to livestock and increased his holdings by buying a 2,000 acre ranch in Greenwood County. He moved to Emporia in the spring of 1881 and built a house at 905 State Street, where the Acheson family lived until 1912 when Mrs. Acheson died.

Mr. Acheson was one of the founders of Citizens Bank in 1886. He was vice-president of the bank many years. He is survived by three sons, Dr. F. I. Acheson, San Diego, Calif.; Nelson H. Acheson, of Des Moines, Wash., and Thomas J. Acheson, of Seattle, Wash.
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  Lucina M. Acheson (1843 - 1912)
Oak Lawn Cemetery
St. Joseph County
Michigan, USA
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Record added: Nov 08, 2012
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Thomas J. Acheson
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