Saturday, April 20, 2013
William Augustus Essick.
Birth: Dec. 5, 1850.
Death: Oct. 26, 1925.
Wife: Theo H. Wyman Essick (1855 - 1940)
Children: Inez LouiseWyman Essick (1889 - 1964)
Burial: Ellsworth Cemetery (Old), Ellsworth, Ellsworth County, Kansas.
Mr. Essick was born near Chambersburg Pennsylvania, December 5, 1850. His parents moved to the state of Ohio when he was a few months old. He left Ohio to go to Kansas on February 26, 1874. The following year he homesteaded in Ellsworth County Kansas. He still resides on the original homestead. In 1881, he was united in marriage to Miss Tho A. Wyman, formerly of Kalamazoo, Michigan, to whom a daughter was born, Inez L.W. Essick. In 1889, William A. Essick deeded the homestead to his wife, Theo A. Essick.
1918, Mrs Essick had the farm which was called Hill-Drop, which is in Ash Creek, township in Ellsworth County. The 160 acres, farm was for farming and stockraising, she got her supplies from Kanopolis which was about 4 and a half miles north of the farm, she came to the county in 1879.