About that time he had three cars run over him, the injuries laying him up for some time; and also while at Marysville, a horse that he was riding, reared and fell backward, and so severe were the injuries thereby occasioned, that our subject was in a state of unconsciousness for seven weeks, and only regained his strength very slowly.In the spring of 1879 our subject came to Beattie, and established a grocery store, by the burning of which, two months later, he lost every dollar he had.
But undeterred by disaster he again started in business, soon building up a good trade, and has since been blessed by continued prosperity, now having the leading grocery store in the town. March 4. 1889, he received his commission as Postmaster, and took possession March 9. He has also been to some extent engaged in buying and shipping grain. Mr. Hutchinson is a man of ability and sterling character, well liked by his fellow townsmen and one who has made for himself a position and record of which any young man may be proud.
Our subject was married Feb. 2, 1878, to Miss Dorcas Carson', of Marysville, who died Nov. 20, 1883 Dec. 2, 1884, he took for his second wife Miss Emma Brumbaugh, of Peoria, Ill.. Miss
Brumbaugh was born at Valparaiso. Ind., in 1864, the family afterward removing to Peoria, where she lived until 1881, and then came to Kansas. Mr. Hutchinson votes with the Republican party, but
has never been an office-seeker, the position which he holds coming to him through the good will of his townsmen, and their feeling that by him the public would be well served