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 Daniel Read Anthony

Daniel Read Anthony

Birth
Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 12 Nov 1904 (aged 80)
Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA
Burial Lansing, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA
Plot Section 22. Lot 124
Memorial ID 12012 · View Source
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Newspaper Publisher. One of eight children born to Daniel Anthony and Lucy Read. Daniel first came to Kansas in 1854 as part of the Massachusetts Emigrant Aid Company to fight against the extension of slavery to the Kansas Territory. He settled in Leavenworth in 1857 where he founded the Leavenworth Conservative newspaper in 1861. He was also named the town postmaster. He killed R.C. Satterlee of the Kansas Herald publisher in a street duel, canned a U.S. Senator, and himself was shot, spat upon, beaten up with an umbrella, and horsewhipped twice while in his sixties. During the American Civil War, in 1861 and 1862, Anthony was a lieutenant colonel in the Union 7th Regiment Kansas Volunteer Cavalry where he saw action in Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi and Alabama. He was elected Leavenworth mayor in 1863 and he enlisted several volunteers to burn buildings of Confederate sympathizers on the edge of town. Union General Thomas Ewing, who placed Leavenworth under martial law during the American Civil War, had him arrested for interfering with martial law. In 1864 Daniel bought the Leavenworth Bulletin. In 1866 he was removed as postmaster for not supporting Reconstruction policies. He was elected presiding officer of the Republican State Convention in 1868. In 1870-1871, he served on the city council. He eventually sold that paper and purchased the Leavenworth Times, which he operated until his death in November, 1904, at the age of 80. He was married to Annie Osborn and had one son, Daniel Read Anthony, Jr. who edited the Leavenworth Times and served as Congressman from 1907 to 1929. Daniel's childhood home in Adams, Massachusetts, is now a museum dedicated to his sister Susan B. Anthony, who was a leader in the women's suffrage movement.

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  • Added: 31 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12012
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Daniel Read Anthony (22 Aug 1824–12 Nov 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12012, citing Mount Muncie Cemetery, Lansing, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .