Friday, June 13, 2014

Alford Alfred Mansur, Post master of Yellow Paint, Kansas.

Alford Alfred Mansur.

Birth: Jul. 5, 1819, Monroe, Waldo County, Maine.
Death: Jul. 18, 1896, Uniontown, Bourbon County, Kansas.

Parents: James Mansur (1795 - 1862), Sarah Ford Mansur (1803 - 1880)

Wife: Dora Deborah Reynolds Mansur (1818 - 1884).

Children: Richard Ford Mansur (1839 - 1909), Moses Mansur (1841 - 1894), Hannah Dora Mansur Daggett (1846 - 1911), Martha J Tice (1853 - 1925).

Burial: Marion Cemetery, Redfield, Bourbon County, Kansas.

Mr. Mansur came to Bourbon County and settled in section 8, of Marion township.  He had 160 acres of land, on which a Post office was opened.  It was called "Yellow Paint", later to be known as "Paint Creek".  He was post master from its opening August 17, 1874 through December 14, 1877. the post office closed on February 29, 1888. 

More then likely it got its name from "Yellow Paint Creek", which ran close by.  Mr. Mansur who later ended up in the poor farm and in 1896 would kill himself by jumping in a well.  If you would like to read his long Obit, take this line.

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