Thursday, January 26, 2012


MYRON GILLMORE, Sheriff, came to Kansas in 1874, locating on a farm near Ellinwood, Barton County; he engaged in agricultural pursuits until 1880, when he moved to Great Bend. He has 800 acres of fine land, 500 of which is cultivated. In 1882 he raised 7,354 bushels of wheat, an average of twenty-eight bushels per acre. Corn was a poor crop in his vicinity. He has recently engaged quite largely in stock raising. Was elected Sheriff of Barton County in the fall of 18769, re-elected in the fall of 1881. Was born in Erie County, Pa., September 27, 1841, and raised in Avon Township, Lake Co., Ill. Enlisted in August, 1862, in Company B., Ninety-sixth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, participating in all battles of his command until at Atlanta, GA., where he was severely wounded and discharged in January, 1865, from Marine Hospital, Chicago, Ill. He soon afterward went to Livingston County, Ill, and followed farming until he came to Kansas. Was married in the summer of 1867, to Miss Flora E. Abner, of Hainesville, Lake Co., Ill. They have one daughter, Florence M. Gillmore. He is a member of the first two branches of Masonic order and Legion of Honor.

Civil War.

Myron Gillmore, Enlisted in August, of 1862, at the age of 22, Height 5 feet 10 and a half, Hair Light, Eyes Gray, Complexion Fair, Occupatio Farmer.

Battle of Atlanta.
Wednesday, August 3, 1865.

The skimishers of the regiment made a vigorous demonstration against the rebel lines.  In which Myron Gillmore, of company B, was severely wounded in the left leg.  He had but recently returned to the regiment after a trip to his home in Lake County, where he had accompanied the remains of his brother E. J. Gillmore, who had died from his wounds he received at Kenesaw Mountain.  Myron was disabled for farther service, and was discharged the following January.

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