Page 809-810, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Butler County, Kansas by Vol. P. Mooney. Standard Publishing Company, Lawrence, Kan.: 1916. ill.; 894 pgs.


Charles Love, who is engaged in farming and stock raising in partnership with his brother, J. P. Love, under the firm name of Love Brothers, is a typical representative of the progressive agriculturalist of today. Charles Love was born in Martin county, Indiana, in 1867, and is a son of J. P. and Mahala (Smith) Love, also natives of Indiana. They were the parents of the following children: Mrs E. T. Rollins, Douglass, Kans.; L. M., Syracuse, N. Y.: A. C., St. Joseph, Mo.; Mrs. Florence Emerson, Oregon; H. C., Scotts, Saskatchewan; Charles, the subject of this sketch; J. P., Gordon, Kans.; Mrs. Nora Thompson, Douglass, Kans.; Mrs. Amanda Elliott, deceased, and Mrs. Adeline Hinkle.

The Love family came to Butler county in 1876, and two years later the father homesteaded a claim in Walnut township, near where Gordon is now located. One of the sons, L. M. Love, came to Kansas before the other members of the family. He came to Augusta in 1874 and engaged in the grocery business in partnership with a Mr. Freeman, under the firm name of Freeman & Love, one of the pioneer mercantile firms of Augusta. The father, J. P. Love, became a successful farmer and stockman, and was prominent in the community. He was


a good citizen and was of material assistance in the development of Butler county. He died July 5, 1893, and his widow now resides at Gordon.

Charles and J. P. Love own 360 acres of land, which are located one-half mile west of Gordon, and they also rent the Blood farm, which consists of 400 acres and adjoins their own property. They have operated that place in connection with their own farm for the past sixteen years. In addition to the well known value of farm property in Walnut township, the recent development of oil and gas is revealing a source of wealth which at this time cannot be estimated, and the Love farm is within the undefined boundaries of this great oil and gas belt. There are now two good gas well on their place, and further tests are in operation.

Charles Love was united in marriage in 1892 to Miss Eldora J. Dugan, of Gordon, Kans., and the following children have been born to this union: Walter L., a graduate of the Augusta High School, class of 1915, an employee of Blood's bank at Augusta; Ruby L., a graduate of the Augusta High School, class of 1916; Myrtle E., a student of the Douglass High School, and a member of the class of 1916, and Parkhurst L., at home with his parents. Mrs. Love's parents were Kansas pioneers. They came to Marion county in 1870, and homesteaded near Lincolnville. In 1880 they came to Butler county and now reside in Gordon.

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