Thursday, April 21, 2016
Samuel Howell Kelsey.
Birth: Mar. 14, 1844.
Death: Jun. 4, 1908.
From WHO'S WHO IN TOPEKA, 1905
Kelsey, S. H.--Born in Rush Co. Ind., March 14, 1844; son of Joab and Sarah (Broadaway) Kelsey; prepared to enter Univ. of Ind., but Civil War going on, enlisted in 84th Ind. Vol. Inf.; mustered out, Nashville, Tenn., July 1865; taught school, winter of 1866-67; steward and quarter master, Ind. Soldiers' and Seaman's Home 1868-69; to Leavenworth, Kan., Dec. 1869; in furniture business Atchison, over 23 years; to Okla. 1893; apptd. expert acct. to audit books of Agrl. Coll. and experiment station; apptd. pres. board of regents of Agrl. Coll;
has been in fire ins., real estate and loan business for a number of years; has been councilman, member board of education and 2 terms mayor of Atchison, Kansas; apptd. adj gen. of Kan. Feb. 1903; married Esther Huron in Indiana, Aug. 1870. Office: State Capitol.
Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.