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Brown County Biographies
Bios From the 1901 Brown County World


John W. Cushnie was born in Brown county, Oct. 16, 1872 on the farm of his father, George Cushnie, which he now farms. John was a candidate against W. E. Archer for the office of District clerk in 1898. He is well enough qualified for the position. He spent last winter in Texas looking at the country. He has traveled quite extensively over other parts of the United States. He brought some fine oats home with him from Texas with which he proposes to stock the county. He raised 250 bushels of the new oats last summer. He is a batchelor but doesn't batch it. He has been superintendent of the Baker Sunday school for three years and is an industrious and successful farmer all the time.


W. E. Hixon was born in Union county, Pennsylvana in 1857, and was married to Annie E. Shiffer, of Northumberland county, Pennsylvania, in 1879. He came to Kansas in 1884 and moved on the farm owned by David Watson, where he now residens. Mr. Hixson has been a farmer all his life and is one of Brown's most prosperous citizens, owning stock and a farm of his own. He is a member of the Presbyterian church and the Hiawatha school board. He is a Republican, although he used to train with the Democracy before that part swallowed Populism. He could not endorse such doctrine and government ownership and free silver, so he identified himself with the Republican party.


Squire Fred Isely has a beautiful home in Fairview. His father in law, W. H. Geiger, 92 years of age, lives with the family. It's a fine residence. situated on high ground in the best section of the village. Mr. Isely was born Nov. 18, 1831. He bought the land which now forms his splendid farm, four miles north of Fairview, in 1869 and moved west to occupy it in 1872. He retired from farming and moved to Fairview in 1892.

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