Page 723, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Butler County, Kansas by Vol. P. Mooney. Standard Publishing Company, Lawrence, Kan.: 1916. ill.; 894 pgs.


A. W. Arnold, a prosperous farmer and stockman who, by his industry, has not only made a comfortable home for himself, but has contributed to the development, beauty and productiveness of Butler county, is a native of Illinois. He was born in Peoria county in January, 1854, and is a son of William A. and Louisa (Fisher) Arnold. William A. Arnold, the father, was a native of Vermont, born in Windham county, that State, October 8, 1826, and when seventeen years old, he went to Illinois and located in Peoria county. He was married to Miss Louisa Fisher, June 6, 1850, and the following children of that union are now living: A. W., the subject of this sketch; Mrs. Lydia Edson, Benton, Kans., and Mrs. Mary Stowers, Brimfield, Ill. The father was a farmer near Brimfield, Ill., and is now deceased. He was a very religious man, and, for a number of years, was a deacon in the Baptist church. His wife, and mother of Mr. Arnold, is still living at the advanced age of eighty-two years.

A. W. Arnold came to Kansas in 1881, and the following year bought 160 acres of land in Murdock township, where he has since been engaged in general farming and stock raising. He has been very succesful[sic] in his farming operations, and has given considerable attention to raising cattle and hogs, and has been unusually successful with the latter. He has a well improved farm with a comfortable residence.

Mr. Arnold was married in 1882 to Hattie Robinson Clark, a daughter of Elder Sumner and Cordelia Robinson, natives of Maine. The Robinson family came to Kansas in 1877, and settled in Sedgwick county, where the father bought 160 acres of land. There were eight children born to Mr. and Mrs. Robinson, three living: Mrs. C. H. Daniels, La Harpe, Kans.; Mrs. Albie Baird, Monte Vista, Colo., and Mrs. Arnold. To Mr. and Mrs. Arnold have been born four children, two of whom are living: S. A. Arnold, Beaver, Okla., and E. F. Arnold, Benton, Kans. Mrs. Arnold had one son by her former marriage, Albert F. Clark, Ridge, Ark. The Arnolds are well known in Butler county, and are reckoned among the substantial citizens of Murdock township.

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