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Fort Dodge Soldiers' Home - Discharge of Chief Engineer

Fort Dodge Soldiers' Home - Discharge of Chief Engineer
Creator: Kansas. Governor (1915-1919: Capper)
Date: 1915
This file includes general correspondence relating to the discharge of the Chief Engineer and Fort Dodge Soldiers' Home. Topics included, but not limited to, in the file is possible rioting by inmates if Nelson Larson is removed as Chief Engineer, newspaper clippings discussing Governor Capper's interference in Larson's discharge, and management of employees at Fort Dodge Soldiers' Home. This is part of a bigger collection of Governor Arthur Capper correspondence.


Howard Lincoln Athon and Eunice Roberta Athon

Howard Lincoln Athon and Eunice Roberta Athon
Creator: Athon, Howard Lincoln, 1896-1986
Date: 1918-1986
This is a collection of materials documenting the life of Howard Lincoln Athon and Eunice Roberta Athon. After high school Howard joined the Navy on June 30, 1917 and served on several ships during World War I. The collection contains military records, letters to his parents, and a diary written in 1918. There is a script for a slide program telling about his life. Also, the collection contains a notice of their wedding, obituaries, a newspaper article telling about the purchase of a new airplane, a campaign card for Howard who ran for water commissioner, Merrill D. Athon's college commencement announcement, and a biographical information on Henry Athon written by Howard. Eunice Roberta Athon was a member of the Topeka Stamp Club and there are several membership directories.


Notice!  This is to warn you that the H.B. Howard Electrical Company hasn't a single licensed electrician in their employ

Notice! This is to warn you that the H.B. Howard Electrical Company hasn't a single licensed electrician in their employ
Creator: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
Date: November 1911
A notice to the public that the H.B. Howard Electrical Company does not employ any licensed electrician or one who can lawfully do electrical work in the city of Topeka without the constant supervision of an electrician. It also states that anyone finding a person doing the job by themselves to notify the members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers or other proper authorities. This notice was signed by the Local Union 226 of the I.B.E.W., and committee members J.R. Woodhull, J.J. Carnahan, and J.W. Keele.


Rural Electrification Administration, Brown County

Rural Electrification Administration, Brown County
Creator: Wiggins, Byron
Date: 1938
These workers from the Rural Electrification Administration are putting in a pole, Brown County, Kansas. This was the first rural electrical line in Kansas.


Wallace G. Jeffrey

Wallace G. Jeffrey
Date: Between 2005 and 2010
This is a photograph showing Wallace G. Jeffrey who was born in 1922 and spent much of his youth in South Dakota where he and his brothers lived with relatives until their parents returned from working various jobs. Later the family moved to Minnesota and eventually to Manhattan, Kansas. Jeffrey attended Woodrow Wilson School in Manhattan, Kansas. He describes growing up and living in the Depression. After he completed the 7th grade, his parents went on the road with a carnival and removed their children school. When the carnival closed, Wallace, his brothers and father picked corn. Often, they returned to Manhattan in the winter months. In November, 1942 he was drafted into the Army. His wife Geneva and son Gerry moved in with her parents. Jeffery describes in detail his training, trip across the Atlantic Ocean, landing on Omaha Beach, liberating Paris, encounters with the Germans, Buckenwald death camp and the Battle of the Bulge. After being discharged from the Army, he returned to Manhattan, Kansas worked for Kansas, Power & Light.


Wallace G. Jeffrey

Wallace G. Jeffrey
Date: Between 1950 and 1959
This is a photograph showing a Kansas Power & Light line crew in Manhattan, Kansas. Wallace G. Jeffrey is third from the right.


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