Page 657, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Butler County, Kansas by Vol. P. Mooney. Standard Publishing Company, Lawrence, Kan.: 1916. ill.; 894 pgs.


T. A. Enright, one of Butler county's most extensive cattlemen, is a native of Indiana. He was born in Wayne county, October 8, 1861, and is a son of Michael and Katherine (Buckly) Enright, natives of Ireland. They both emigrated from their native land to Canada with their respective parents when children. They were married in Canada and later migrated to Indiana, and for a time lived in Wayne county, and later moved to Hancock county. T. A. was the youngest of a family of seven children. He grew to manhood in Hancock county and received a good education in the public schools.

Mr. Enright was married in 1883 to Miss Mary Edna Scott, a native of Indiana, and a daughter of E. H. Scott, who now resides at Burns, Kans. In 1885 Mr. Enright removed to Kansas with his family and settled in Butler county, where he followed farming for a time, but soon came to the conclusion that this country was better adapted to stock raising, at that time, and accordingly turned his attention to that branch of agriculture, and for the past twenty years he has been an extensive stock raiser and feeder. About 1902 he leased 480 acres of land in Clifford township from Lord Scully, of England, and this, added to his own land, gives him a large scope of territory for the cattle business, which he conducts on an extensive scale. He usually has from 100 to 500 head of cattle on full feed, and his business is one of the largest of the kind in Butler county.

To Mr. and Mrs. Enright have been born two children: Nora F., who married E. J. Stewart, and has two children, Mary K. and Thelma F., who make their home with their grandfather, Mr. Enright, and Roy Enright, who resides on his father's farm in Clifford township.

Mr. Enright is a Democrat and keeps himself well posted on current political events. Since coming ot[sic] Butler county he has taken a keen interest in local politics, and in 1907 he was appointed assessor, of Clifford township to fill out an unexpired term; in 1908 he was elected to that office, and has been elected to succeed himself for every term since that time. He is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, holding membership in both of these lodges at Burns, Kans. In connection with his large volume of business, Mr. Enright makes frequent trips to Kansas City and Chicago and also to St. Louis, where he markets his cattle and keeps in close touch with the doings of the outside world.

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