Page 836-837, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Butler County, Kansas by Vol. P. Mooney. Standard Publishing Company, Lawrence, Kan.: 1916. ill.; 894 pgs.


M. T. Tague, a well known farmer and stockman of Bloomington township, was born in Indiana in 1851, and is a son of Samuel and Annie Tague. They were the parents of the following children: Joseph, lives in Oregon; David, Vinton, Iowa; John M. Lawton, Oklahoma; Mrs. Sarah Veyett, Kennesaw, Neb.; Mrs. Mary Jane Griss, lives in Colorado, and M. T., the subject of this sketch.

M. T. Tague came to Butler county in 1882 and first located in Spring township where he followed farming and stock raising. In 1896, he bought 120 acres of land in Bloomington township, which are well


improved, with a comfortable residence and other farm buildings. Mr. Tague is one of the men who came to Kansas with very little capital, and had a hard struggle to get a start, but, by economy and industry, he has accumulated a competence, and is one of the well-to-do men of Bloomington township. He bought two cows, which were his start in the cattle business. He raised and bought calves, which he fed for a year or two and then sold them at a good profit. While he went in debt for most of the purchase price of his farm, when his notes fell due, he was always there with the money. Although it required a great effort to meet his obligations at times, he always made the sacrifice, and kept his credit good.

Mr. Tague was married in 1875 to Miss Mary Whitham, a daughter of Josephus and Melvina Whitham. Mrs. Tague has a sister and half brother living. They are: Mrs. Eva Burton, Burns, Kans., and Oliver Whitham, Cassoday, Kans. Mrs. Tague has not only been a companion, but a business partner of her husband and she has contributed in every way to his success. To Mr. and Mrs. Tague have been born the following children: C. D., Leon, Kans.; Mrs. Flora A. Crowley, Leon, Kans.; J. S., Douglass, Kans.; Mrs. Daisy I. Kennedy, Augusta, Kans.; M. M., El Dorado, Kans., and Mrs. Mary M. Brittian, El Dorado, Kans. Mr. Tague is one of the progressive and enterprising agriculturists of Butler county, and is recognized for his worth and integrity by a large circle of acquaintances.

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