KSGENWEB INTERNET GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY COPYRIGHT NOTICE: In keeping with the KSGenWeb policy of providing free information on the Internet, this data may be used by non-commercial entities, as long as this message remains on all copied materiel. These electronic pages cannot be reproduced in any format for profit or other gain. Copying of the files within by non-commercial individuals and libraries is encouraged. Any other use, including publication, storage in a retrieval system, or transmission by electronic, mechanical, or other means requires approval of the file's author.
The following transcription is from a 750 page book titled "Genealogical and Biographical Record of North-Eastern Kansas, dated 1900. These have been diligently transcribed and generously contributed by Penny R. Harrell, please give her a very big Thank You for her hard work!
J. B. Hazlett is the well known proprietor of the Willis Livery, Sale & Feed Stables, located opposite the Hotel Willis, in the town of the same name. He has conducted his business in this place since 1888 and has had twenty-five years of experience as a liveryman, so that he thoroughly understands the demands of the public and makes ample arrangements to meet them.
Mr. Hazlett is a native of Indiana, having been born in that state some forty years ago, his parents being James and Phoebe (Eagle) Hazlett. The paternal grandfather of Mr. Hazlett was David Hazlett, who was born at Chambersburg, Franklin county, Pennsylvania. By occupation he was a blacksmith and in his political convictions an old line Whig. He married Jane Maxwell, who was born in Beachleyville, Wayne county, Ohio. She was a God-fearing, consistent member of the Methodist church.
Their children were as follows: William, Ruben, John, James M., Johana, Eliza and Polly. The maternal grandfather was George Eagle, a soldier of the War of 1812 and by occupation a farmer and shoemaker. He married Margrett Jackson. They raised a family of seven boys and one daughter. James M. Hazlett, the father of our subject, was born December 25, 1830, and married Miss Phoebe J. Eagle, who was born November 14, 1837, in Wayne county, Ohio.
In 1869 he came to Kansas and was engaged in the livery business. His family consisted of three children: Mina, wife of Henry Burbank, a merchant; J. B., of this review; and Mrs. Edith Lapham, of Horton, Kansas. Our subject acquired his education in the public schools of this state. No events of special importance occurred to vary the usual routine of his life during his minority, but after arriving at man's estate he was married, in Muscotah, Kansas to Miss Bernie G. Jackson, who was born and reared in Platte county, Kansas.
Throughout his business career Mr. Hazlett has conducted a livery barn and in 1888 he began operations in that line in Willis, his barn here being 60 x 64 feet, and contains many new and stylish turnouts. A large number of good horses are kept on hand and Mr. Hazlett's earnest desire to please his patrons, combined with honorable dealing, have secured to him a liberal patronage.
He is meeting with creditable success in his undertakings and
certainly merits the prosperity which has come to him. He votes with the
Republican party and is a progressive citizen who takes commendable interest in
everything pertaining to the welfare and advancement of the community. He
is kind and accommodating in manner, frank and genial in disposition and is one
of the popular business men of Willis.
Last update: Friday, July 18, 2003 20:22:15
The Digital Library of the KSGenWeb is a non-commercial entity dedicated to free access to records of genealogical value. All documents contained herein may be freely copied for personal and library use, as long as the KSGenWeb Statement of Use remains attached. These records may not be published in any format, including electronic (web pages or CD's) and print, without prior written consent of the contributor. In order to insure continued free access, violators of this policy will be vigorously pursued.
We invite all contributions of transcribed records with genealogical value. This could range from wills and letters from your personal family records to indexes of your county's marriage records. There are many, many more examples, of course. Anything you have that you are willing to contribute will be gratefully accepted. For more information, contact Kenneth Thomas, KSGenWeb Digital Library Coordinator at email@example.com.
We also accept any non-copyrighted printed materials that you have access to and would like to see transcribed and placed on-line. If the material is copyrighted and you are the copyright holder, please include written permission for use by The KSGenWeb Digital Library. These may be mailed to Kenneth Thomas, 26 Circle Dr., Windsor, MO 65360-1610.
DIGITAL LIBRARY PAGE
KSGENWEB HOME PAGE
Page Design, HTML Coding and Layout -
Copyrightę1998-2004 by Kenneth Thomas, All Rights Reserved.
The KSGenWeb Project logo Copyrightę1996-2004 by Tom & Carolyn Ward, All Rights Reserved.
For the limited use of the KSGenWeb Project. Permission is granted for use only on an Official KSGenWeb Project page.
The Official USGenWeb Project logo designed by Linda Cole.