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Biographical circulars

Biographical circulars
Date: 1890-1899
This collection consists of biographical forms sent by F. G. Adams, secretary of the Kansas Historical Society, to individuals whose names appeared in historically significant materials in the collections of the Kansas Historical Society. The responses are arranged alphabetically by last name. Biographical information may include full name, place and date of birth, place and date of settlement, present residence, place and date of death, official positions, and/or addresses of family members.


E. H. Funston home in Allen County, Kansas

E. H. Funston home in Allen County, Kansas
Date: Between 1940 and 1968
Multiple images of the Edward Hogue Funston home, located in Allen County, Kansas. The father of General Fred Funston was born at Donnelsville, Clark County, Ohio, on September 16, 1836, and married Ann Eliza Mitchell in September 1861. He served throughout the Civil War in the Sixteenth Ohio Battery. He moved his family to Kansas in December 1867 where he established a prosperous, diversified farm just north of Iola. E. H. Funston was an officer in the Kansas State Agricultural Society and the State Board of Agriculture and served in Kansas House of Representatives (1873-1875) and the Kansas Senate (1881-1885), before winning election to the U.S. Congress in 1884. Funston expressed interest in (and made some effort to obtain) the Republican nomination for governor and congressman from the second district and continued to use his powerful voice to speak out on issues of interest to him and many of his Allen county neighbors until his death on September 10, 1911.


Historical marker for Frederick Funston's boyhood home, Allen County, Kansas

Historical marker for Frederick Funston's boyhood home, Allen County, Kansas
Date: Between 1940 and 1960
These photographs show the historical marker for General Frederick Funston's boyhood home in Allen County, Kansas. This house was originally built by Frederick's father, E.H. Funston. The marker was erected by the Kansas Historical Society and the (Kansas) State Highway Commission.


Newspaper clipping of politcial cartoon by Myron A. Waterman

Newspaper clipping of politcial cartoon by Myron A. Waterman
Creator: Waterman, Myron A.
Date: 1898
Newspaper clipping of a political cartoon by Myron A. Waterman. Edward "Fog Horn" Funston stands in a field surrounded by farm animals announcing his candidacy for governor. The cartoon appeared on the front page of Topeka's The Advocate and News on March 30, 1898. Waterman (1855-1937) first gained recognition as a political cartoonist and illustrator in the early 1890s while working as the editor of the Fort Scott Lantern. He held a number of other occupations throughout his life including working in the drug store business and serving as a deputy state bank commissioner of Kansas from 1894 to 1901. Waterman was a staunch prohibitionist and a member of the First Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas, moving there from Fort Scott in 1893. In 1901 or 1902 he relocated to Kansas City, Kansas.


Political cartoon by Myron A. Waterman

Political cartoon by Myron A. Waterman
Creator: Waterman, Myron A.
Date: 1898
Political cartoon by Myron A. Waterman (1855-1937) depicting E. H. Funston announcing his bid for governor. The cartoon appeared on the front page of Topeka's The Advocate and News on March 30, 1898 with the caption "From 'Way Down Yonder in de Co'n Fiel'." Waterman (1855-1937) first gained recognition in the latter part of the 19th century when he established and edited the Fort Scott Lantern. He held a number of other occupations throughout his life including working in the drug store business and serving as a deputy state bank commissioner of Kansas from 1894 to 1901. Waterman was a staunch prohibitionist and a member of the First Congregational Church in Topeka, Kansas. This cartoon appeared on the front page of Topeka's The Advocate and News on March 30, 1898.


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