Monday, September 17, 2012

Galesburg Kansas.

Galesburg Kansas Post Office.
Rose Hill was the first Post Office, open May 2, 1870 ran to March 6, 1871, moved to Galesburg.
Galesburg open its Post Office May 2, 1871 ran to ?
Business men who used Galesburg as their P. O., address as of 1906.
George N. Beck, Farmer.
O. H. P. Bowers, Farmer, Carpenter and Township Treasured
C. E. Ferguson, Farmer and Aplarist.
Galesburg Bank, G. W. Hawk, Pres., J. N. Shaw Vice. Pres., S. M. Shell, Cashier.
Theo. Naaes, Farmer and Insurance Agent.
A. P. Ross, Dealer in Real Estate, Prop. General Store and Township Clerk.
E. N. Sharp, Livery and Sale Stable and Prop., General Store.
Galesburg Kansas, as stated in 1912.

Galesburg, an incorporated city of Neosho county, is located in Centerville township, on the Missouri, Kansas & Texas R. R., lo miles southwest of Erie, the county seat. It has a bank, telegraph and express offices, and a money order postoffice with two rural routes. The population in 1910 was 183. The land on which the town was located was taken up by a Mr. Tracy for a town company of which the following were the personnel : J. W. Crees, David Bonham, E. Sapp, Levi A. Doan and J. W. Snyder. The first building was erected by William Young. J. W. Snyder built and opened the first store. The postoffice which belongs to this place was at first located at Rose Hill, about a mile south, but when the town was founded in 1871, it was moved to Galesburg. The first school was taught by Miss Parna Whittlesey in the winter of 1871-2, the school being held in the town hall.

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