Edwin A. Haines
EDWIN A. HAINES, one of the prosperous farmers of Spring Valley township, who resides on his well cultivated farm of 160 acres in section 5, township 35, range 24, is one of the most highly esteemed citizens of the locality. He was born in Clinton County, Ohio, February 19, 1839, and is a son of Stacy and Judith (Terrell) Haines.
Stacy Haines was born in Campbell County, Virginia, and accompanied his parents when they removed to Greene County, Ohio, in his boyhood. At that time his father owned the site of the present busy little city of Waynesville. Mr. Haines completed his education there and studied medicine which he practiced for two years and then engaged in farming and in work as a plasterer. Later he bought a farm in Clinton County. He married Judith Terrell and they had issue as follows: D. T., Amos and S. T., all of whom died at Muncie, Indiana; S. A., who died at Baxter Springs, Kansas; Sarah E., who married Fisher Curl, of Clinton County, Ohio; Martha, who married John W. Moore, of Clinton County, Ohio; Judith Ann, who is the wife of George Brackney, a retired farmer living at Wilmington, Ohio; Edwin A., of this sketch; and Calvin, a resident of Muncie, Indiana. The death of the father occurred from an attack of cholera, at Muncie, Indiana, and that of the mother while visiting there at a later date.
Edwin A. Haines was educated in the schools of Clinton County, Ohio, completing his education when 18 years of age. He then began to operate the home farm for his mother and remained with her until of age and then followed farming for himself until 1865, in which year he moved to Muncie, Indiana, and engaged in a hotel business. This he sold in 1867 and came to Cherokee County, Kansas, where he took up a claim where he now resides. Until 1868 he resided at Baxter Springs and then settled on the farm where he has ever since remained, with the exception of one year, during which he traveled for his health, and visited many interesting points.
On August 12, 1865, Mr. Haines was married to Saphronia A. Snyder, who was born in Brown County, Ohio, and they had three children, viz: Carrie, who married Samuel Cassell, a machinist of Pittsburg, Kansas, and has four children,John, Flora M., Dora and Walter; Elmer E., who died at the age of 22 years; and Flora M., who married Edward Aikens, a farmer of Hitchcock, Texas, and has one child, Ada. The mother of the above family died November 17, 19O1. On November 17, 1903, Mr. Haines married Sarah Louisa Haines, who is a daughter of Albert Haines, who is a retired resident of the Creek Nation, Indian Territory.
Mr. Haines is a member of the Society of Friends. In politics he votes independently. As one of the representative citizens, he has been called upon to serve in a number of the township offices, and has been very acceptable as school director, township clerk and township treasurer. Fraternally he is associated with the Masons.