Pages 764-765, 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.




FRANK J. DUMOND, of Rose, is the eldest son and child of the late John W. Dumond, an honored pioneer of Woodson County, who located a claim in Eminence township in 1866, only five years after the admission of the state into the Union and while this portion of Kansas was still largely unimproved. Here he died about seven years later.

The subject of this review was born October 20, 1867, and his home has been within the confines of Woodson County continuously since. He was reared on the farm owned by the family and attended the common schools, acquiring a good English education. After attaining his majority he engaged in farming for ten years, finding that a profitable labor. He was thus engaged until 1896, when he began dealing in hay at Rose, and during the past five years he has done much of the shipping of this commodity at this point. His business affords a good market to the hay producers of this section of the county as well as brings to him a good financial return. He attends strictly to his business and his close application and energy have gained for him a place among the prosperous business men of the region.

On the 25th of January, 1890, Mr. Dumond was united in marriage to Miss Cora E. Thorpe, who died in August, 1893, leaving one child, Gertrude M. In May, 1900, he was again married, his second union being with Miss Jane A. Gregg, a daughter of James and Elizabeth (Auld) Gregg. They have a pleasant home and many friends in Rose and throughout Woodson County. In his social relations Mr. Dumond is a repre-


sentative of the Modern Woodmen of America and of the Ancient Order of United Workmen. Having spent his entire life in the county his history is a familiar one to his fellow townsmen, and that he has their high regard is an evidence that his career has been dominated by principles and practices which command respect.

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