Page 453, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas: embellished with portraits of well known people of these counties, with biographies of our representative citizens, cuts of public buildings and a map of each county / Edited and Compiled by L. Wallace Duncan and Chas. F. Scott. Iola Registers, Printers and Binders, Iola, Kan.: 1901; 894 p., [36] leaves of plates: ill., ports.; includes index.




L. T. DONOHO—For thirty years L. T. Donoho, one of the enterprising farmers of Elsmore township, has been a resident of Allen county. He was born in McDouough county, Illinois, on the 29th of January, 1850, and is the youngest of seven children born unto J. M. and Emma Donoho. The father was a native of Tennessee and died in 1888, at the ripe old age of seventy-six years, while his wife passed away in 1886, at the age of sixty-eight years.

The subject of this review was reared upon a farm and acquired a common school education in Illinois. He came to Kansas with his parents in 1870 and has resided in Elsmore township for more than thirty years. In the year of his arrival here he married Miss Letitia Harris, and after a quarter of a century of married life death came to her on the 25th of September, 1895. She left a husband and nine children to mourn her loss, namely: Lillian, now the wife of William Jordan; Effie, the wife of Mont Kirby, of Oklahoma Territory; Ella, the wife of John Kirby, of Elsmore township; Ernest, Lawrence, Jennie, Cecil, Alice and Fred, all of whom are at home.

Mr. Donoho was reared to agricultural pursuits and in the early part of his business career followed farming, but finally sold his property and took up his abode in Elsmore, where he was engaged in merchandising for some time. In 1894 he was appointed postmaster of the town and served under the presidential administration of Grover Cleveland. On the expiration of his four years' term he was succeeded by a Republican, but retired from office with a creditable record as an obliging, accommodating and faithful official. He then returned to his farm and assumed the cultivation of its fields and the raising of stock, to which work he has since given his attention, preferring it to any other occupation. In his political views Mr. Donoho is a Democrat and socially he is connected with the Fraternal Aid Society, of Elsmore. Throughout the long years of his residence in the county he has become widely known and his career will bear the closest investigation.

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