Page 634-635, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Butler County, Kansas by Vol. P. Mooney. Standard Publishing Company, Lawrence, Kan.: 1916. ill.; 894 pgs.


Joseph M. Satterthwaite, Jr., editor of The "Daily Gazette," Augusta, Kans., is one of the live newspaper men of Butler county, and while a young man, he has had a broad range of experience in the newspaper field. He has been brought up in that line of work. He is a native son of Butler county, having been born at Douglass, September 16, 1886.

Joseph M. Satterthwaite is a son of J. M. and Mattie C. (Dutton) Satterthwaite, the former a native of Maryland, and a pioneer newspaper man of Butler county, and the latter a native of Kentucky. J. M. Sat-


terthwaite, the father, is the dean of the newspaper fraternity in Butler county, and is now actively engaged in the work, conducting a paper at Douglass. He is also prominent in the political affairs of Butler county, being the present representative from his district in the Kansas State legislature.

There were six children in the Satterthwaite family, of whom Joseph is one, as follows: Ed., Oklahoma City, Okla.; Mrs. Mary Reed, Douglass, Kans.; George, deceased; Ruth, Douglass, Kans.; Mrs. Jennie Kiser, Wichita, Kans., and Joseph M., the subject of this sketch. Joseph M. was reared in Douglass and educated in the high school, and later took a course in journalism at Kansas University, Lawrence, Kans. He then went to work on The Wichita "Eagle," and later was connected with The Hutchinson "Gazette," Kansas City "Post," Denver "Post," and on November 1, 1915, bought The Augusta "Daily Gazette," and has made of it a real live newspaper—the kind that Augusta requires.

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