Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Benjamin F. Dole & Doles Park, Kansas..

Picture publish date 1921.
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Benjamin F. Dole.

birth: 1851.
Death; 1936.

Wife: Cyntha Ann Dole ( 1860--1955 ).

Children: Charles M., Arthur J., Charley, Charlie, Fannie, Mabel B., and Emma Dole.

Burial: Canton Cemetery, Canton, McPherson County, Kansas..

Benjamin F. DOLE, farmer and stock-raiser (follows the latter business as a specialty), P. O. Canton, Section 12. He has 600 acres of land, one-half of which is under cultivation. In 1882, he raised 1,500 bushels of wheat. He came to this place in July, 1870, in Marion County, and followed stock raising a year, thence to Spring Valley Township, and followed the same business for some time, thence to his present place. He has 120 cattle, 300 sheep and 100 hogs. He began the stock business in 1870, with only $25. He was born in Edgar County, Ill., May 8, 1851, and is self-made, has followed various occupations. He lived in Terre Haute, Ind., five years and attended school, just previous to coming to Kansas. Married in May, 1876, to Miss Cynthia A. Bacon of Edgar County, Ill. They have two children, Charlie and Emma. He is a member of the Masonic Order of Canton.

Doles Park, Kansas.
Doles Park, was started in 1887, and was on the Chicago Rock Island & Pacific Rail Road.  The town sat in section 12, of Canton township of McPherson county the town was 4 miles north-east of Canton, Kansas.  The town was on land owned by Benjamin F. Dole, who became first post master April 13, 1898 to December 31, 1918. How long the town lasted I don't know but it was still shown on the maps in 1921.

Township map 1921
Town map 1903.

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