Allison, Nathaniel Thompson. History of Cherokee County, Kansas, and Representative Citizens. Chicago, IL: Biographical Publishing Co., 1904. Online index created by Carolyn Ward, instructor at USD 508, Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas, and State Coordinator for The KSGenWeb Project.

George Franklin Applegate

GEORGE FRANKLIN APPLEGATE, one of the enterprising and successful men of Weir City, where he conducts a prosperous livery business, was born May 1, 1865, in Lafayette, Indiana.

When a small child Mr. Applegate's parents moved to Jackson County, Iowa, where the father died, in 1873, at the age of 48 years. He was a cooper by trade and followed this in combination with farming. He left a family consisting of his widow and five children, the four survivors being,—George Franklin; John J.; Jennie and Melvin. The mother, aged 59 years, still resides at Weir City, to which place she came, with her children, in 1881.

George Franklin Applegate was 19 years old when he accompanied his mother to Weir City, and he soon secured employment at the zinc works, where he continued until 1894. He accumulated some means and earned the esteem of all with whom he came in contact. In January, 1894, he embarked in the livery business, which he has managed very successfully ever since. His stables are well equipped, and he has horses and conveyances for every occasion. His many friends see that he has the larger portion of the trade here.

In 1886, Mr. Applegate was married to Rosa Ann Kelly, who was born in Rolla, Missouri, and is a daughter of Thomas and Alice (Hayes) Kelly. They have had nine children, the five survivors being: Josephine, James, Austin, George and Edna.

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