Page 746, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Butler County, Kansas by Vol. P. Mooney. Standard Publishing Company, Lawrence, Kan.: 1916. ill.; 894 pgs.


Mrs. M. E. Correll, of Rosalia township, is a typical representative of that noble band of pioneer women who played their parts so bravely in the early settlement of the then wilds of Butler county. She is a native of Kentucky, born in 1849, a daughter of William and Martha A. Woods, natives of Kentucky, and of Scotch and English descent. Mrs. Correll came to Butler county with her husband and parents in 1869, and they homesteaded 160 acres in Rosalia township. She was married in 1864 to James Correll, and the following children were born to this union: Mrs. Cordelia McGinley, Rosalia, Kans.; William, Loredo, Tex.; Charles, Rosalia, Kans., and Mrs. Myrtle Hurlbert, Hutchinson, Kans.

Mr. Correll was a successful farmer and stockman, and after passing through the early days of frontier vicissitudes and discouragements, he became one of the prosperous citizens of Butler county, and at his death, left a competence for those dependent upon him. He was a musician by natural instinct, and during the pioneer days, played the violin for the numerous dances that were held in the neighborhood in those days. Later he became a member of the Baptist church, and was by nature, a deeply religious man. He was a kind father and husband, and a good neighbor. He believed in the golden rule and appealed to the good that was in other men. He was patient and courageous, and, during the most trying times of the early days of discouragement, he was happy and looked on the sunny side of life. He will long be remembered as one of the pioneers of Butler county and a man of real worth. After her husband's death, Mrs. Correll sold the old homestead, and purchased a home in Rosalia, where she now resides, her granddaughter, Clara Correll, living with her. Her daughter, Mrs. Cordelia McGinley, owns the old homestead, which is located three and a half miles south of Rosalia.

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