Pages 783-784, 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.




STANFORD EAGLE, who owns and operates a good farm of one hundred and twenty acres of land in Belmont township, is a native son of Woodson County and a representative of one of its pioneer families. His father, Thomas J. Eagle, cast in his lot with the early settlers here in 1869. He was born in Wayne County, Ohio, in 1843 and was a son of John Eagle and a brother of Worth Eagle, of Woodson County. Thomas J. Eagle was a young man when the Civil war was inaugurated and with patriotic spirit he responded to the president's call for aid, enlisting in a regiment of Ohio volunteers. He was afterward transferred to another regiment and served as a private until the cessation of hostilities and the declaration of peace, the Stars and Stripes having been victoriously planted in the capital of the southern Confederacy. In the fall of 1869, Mr. Eagle came to Woodson County and settled in Eminence township, where he secured a tract of wild land which he improved, transforming it into a very valuable farm, supplied with all modern accessories and conveniences such as are found upon the model farms of the twentieth century. In 1896, however, he put aside agricultural pursuits and removed to Topeka, Kansas, where he is now residing, filling the position of secretary and treasurer of the Adventist church. He married Rebecca Jane KahI, a sister of Samuel Kahl, of Woodson County, and by this union were born five children, as follows: Stanford, of this review; Oliver, of Wilson County, Kansas; Arthur, who is living in Neosho County, this state; Daisy, wife of Walter Jefferson, and Fay, who is in Union college, at College View, Nebraska.

Standford Eagle was born in Wayne County, Ohio, May 29, 1867, and was only two years of age when brought by his parents to Woodson County, where he was reared amid the scenes of rural life, bearing his share in the work of the farm as he became old enough to handle the plow and manage the other implements of agriculture. His preliminary education, acquired in the common schools, was supplemented by a course in the Central Business College, of Sedalia, Missouri, after which he began farming. For some time he rented and operated his father's land and thereby he acquired the capital with which to purchase his present farm, of which he became the owner in 1900, buying the property of Jacob Strock. The place comprised one hundred and twenty acres of land on the southwest


quarter of section twenty-seven, township twenty-six, range fifteen and is a monument to the enterprise and labors of the owner who acquired it through his own efforts.

Mr. Eagle was united in marriage, in Yates Center, December 11, 1893, to Sadie, a daughter of Geo. Hill, one of the early settlers of Woodson County, and unto them have been born two children, Kyle and Avice. Long residents of the county, Mr. and Mrs. Eagle have a wide acquaintance and a large circle of friends among the better class of people. In his political preferences he is a Republican, his views being in harmony with the political faith of the family. Mr. Eagle has witnessed much of the growth and progress of this portion of the state through thirty-two years' residence here, and is justly accounted one of the worthy early settlers of Woodson County.

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