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Who were H.D.Strunk, George Norris, Alonzo Kelly & Kansas' Sen. Short?
Posted by: Mary Leitner (ID *****2162) Date: October 01, 2002 at 21:37:52
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I am posting this at Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas, McCook, Red Willow County and Beaver City, Furnas County areas as I need help as I do not know the answers. This note is from the writer who is writing my great grandfather's memoirs. Grandpa Henry Taylor (1824-1931) and his wife Grandma Arminda Eastman Taylor made their homestead in Spring Green twp., Beaver City, Furnas County, Nebraska where both are buried in the Keith Family Cemetery. He lived his waning years with my grandmother Louise Taylor Prideaux Meyers. He reached 107 years and still had a very sharp mind. He died in Atwood, Rawlins County, Kansas where he and my dear old aunt Maggie Taylor, a spinster, lived with my grandmother and her second husband Frederick Edwin "Ed" Meyers.
These families, the Taylors, the Keiths, the Norris, Prideaux, Meyers, and many other families migrated from Bedford County, Pennsylvania; King George, (Loudoun County), Virginia; Wellsville, Columbiana, Ohio and Grant County, Wisconsin. Henry spent most of his life in the Beaver City area and lost his leg from a whittling accident and was unable to participate in the War of 1812. Do you know the doctors who tried to save his leg. Who was Kansas's Senator Short? Tell me about H. D. Strunk. Mr. Parman needs more information. Thanks for an answer. See the query below: Thanks, Mary
P.S. In an earlier note Mr. Parman asked me about George Norris. I could only answer there is a Norris Street in McCook and that he was Governor of Nebraska, but must have also been a friend of Henry T. He also asked me about Mr. Alonzo Kelly of Atwood. Send information about him also.
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Mary:

I worked on the manuscript yesterday and encountered several items I can't find at Purdue libraries.

In the last portion of the manuscript, Mr. Taylor describes the infection that led to the loss of his leg. Do you know who "Dr. P---" of Beaver City was? This was the first person to treat the infection? Also, do you have any information on Dr. Gunn of Arapahoe? He was the second person who treated the leg and later amputated it.

Another unidentified individual was Representative Short of the KS state legislature. And finally, H. D. Strunk, editor of the McCook Daily Gazette. Both attended Mr. Taylor's 100th birthday.

Thanks for any help you can give me.

Don Parman





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