Page 585-586, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Butler County, Kansas by Vol. P. Mooney. Standard Publishing Company, Lawrence, Kan.: 1916. ill.; 894 pgs.


D. A. Wallace, a Butler county pioneer, and a successful farmer and stockman, was born in Union county, Iowa, in 1856. His parents were Samuel and Margaret (Anderson) Wallace, the former a native of Dublin, Ireland, and the latter of Indiana. They were the parents of four children: Aaron, died in Walnut township in 1885; Samuel, unmarried and lives in Walnut township; Thomas, lives in Walnut township; and D. A., the subject of this sketch.

Samuel Wallace, the father, died in Iowa, and n[sic] 1873 the mother and her four sons came to Butler county and settled in Walnut township. When the family came here the mother had only about $25, and she rented a farm in Walnut township and her sons operated it and were successful from the start. She died in 1884 and was buried in and[sic] Cumberland cemetery. In 1886, D. A. Wallace bought 160 acres of land for $2,000. It was the northeast quarter of section 12, Walnut township. Since that time he has added two quarters, one of which adjoins his original purchase on the north, and the other is one mile west. The latter quarter has three good producing gas wells and all of Mr. Wallace's land is in the rich oil and gas belt in the vicinity of Augusta. Mr. Wallace is one of the extensive cattle raisers and feeders of the county. He has also raised a great many hogs. His land is well located, and is an ideal stock farm.

Mr. Wallace was married in 1884, to Miss Lillie Hamblet, of Augus-


ta. Her father, Abner Hamblet, came to Butler county in 1879 with his family and settled in Walnut township, Butler county. They both died there and are buried in Cumberland cemetery. To Mr. and Mrs. Wallace have been born five children, as follows: Ruel L., married Florence Bottoms, and resides on the home place; Elmer, farmer, Walnut township, married Elma Nuffer; Minnie, married Frank Bergman, Emporia, Kans.; Byrdie, a student in the State Normal School at Emporia, and Winifred, a student in the Augusta High School.

In 1915 Mr. Wallace purchased a home in Augusta where the family now reside. Mr. Wallace is one of the Butler county pioneers who has been successful, and at the same time contributed his part to the upbuilding and development of his community and Butler county.

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