|Picture publish date 1906.|
Hugh Tidball was born in 1840, in Pennsylvania came to Kansas and settled in section 2 of Collyer township of Trego County, Kansas in 1878. He had a small farm lest then 80 acres where he was a Farmer and Stock Raiser HIs wife was Grace E. Tidball, who was born in Massachusetts. They had five sons who were; Thomas, Brownhill, McKinley, Robert N., and Abraham N. Tidball. Their post office address was Collyer, Kansas, which was 8 miles south of the farm.
I am Hugh Tidball's grandson and I grew to manhood on the section 2 homestead. Hugh's children were James, Florence, Roy, Thomas, Brownhill, McKinley, Newton. He homesteaded a quarter section, 160 acres. His wife, Grace, had an 160 acre timber claim joining the homestead. By the time of his death in 1924, they had also purchased railroad section 11.