Page 541, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Butler County, Kansas by Vol. P. Mooney. Standard Publishing Company, Lawrence, Kan.: 1916. ill.; 894 pgs.


E. A. Shriver, a successful hardware dealer at Towanda, Kans., is a native son of Butler county, having been born in Towanda township in 1873. He is a son of Joshua Shriver, a Butler county pioneer, further mention of whom is made elsewhere in this volume. E. A. Shriver was reared on a farm in Towanda township and attended school at district No. 37 and the Towanda High School. He remained on the home farm until he was twenty-four years old, when he began clerking in the hardware store of Patterson Brothers at El Dorado and remained with that firm for six years. In 1904 he engaged in the hardware business in partnership with A. J. Glass at Towanda, under the firm name of Shriver & Glass. This concern had a successful business from the start and each year has shown an increase of patronage and they now have one of the extensive hardware stores of Butler county. They carry a complete line of hardware, paints, wire and farm implements, including the McCormick harvesting machinery. The reliableness of this firm and their straighforward method of doing business has won the confidence and patronage of hundreds of satisfied customers in Towanda and vicinity.

Mr. Shriver was united in marriage in 1898 to Miss Olive Glass, a daughter of James Glass, a native of Indiana, who, settled in Butler county in the eighties. He died at Towanda in 1908 and his remains were buried in the El Dorado cemetery. His wife, who bore the maiden name of Olive Wood, was also a native of Indiana, and died in Butler county in 1895. To Mr. and Mrs. Shriver have been born four children, as follows: James, who died at the age of two years; Josephine, Harry and Garner.

Mr. Shriver is a keen and progressive business man and takes an active interest in all matters tending for the civic or commercial betterment of Towanda and Butler county. He is a thirty-second degree Mason and a member of the Mystic Shrine. He is also fraternally identified with the Modern Woodmen of America and the Fraternal Citizens.

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