Transcribed from E.F. Hollibaugh's Biographical history of Cloud County, Kansas biographies of representative citizens. Illustrated with portraits of prominent people, cuts of homes, stock, etc. [n.p., 1903] 919p. illus., ports. 28 cm. Scanned from a copy held by the State Library of Kansas.
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J.W. Honey, editor of the Miltonvale Record, a newsy little sheet, well patronized by business men through its advertising columns, is a Kansan by birth and breeding. He was born near Fort Riley in 1865. His father, B.V. Honey, was one of the state's old pioneers, settling near Leavenworth in 1858, and a few years later located near Fort Riley, where he lived until 1808. In that year he came to Elk township and settled on Dry creek, subsequently moving into Clyde, where he started a blacksmith shop and soon afterward engaged in the mercantile business and became a prominent merchant.

Mr. and Mrs. B.V. Honey
In the early days, before the founding of Clyde, Mr. Honey took an active part in church and Sabbath school work. B.V. Honey was an old Vermonter. He died in Clyde April 22, 1890, at the age of sixty-five years. He was twice married. His first wife was Martha L. Curtis, who died, leaving a daughter. In 1847 he was married to Miss Laura Morley, who survives him and lives alternately among her children, of whom there are six.

J.W. Honey came with his parents to Clyde when he was three years of age, where he was educated in the graded schools and lived until three years ago. Mr. Honey is also a photographer and has a well patronized gallery in Miltonvale. He was married in 1889 to Edith N. Florer, who was born in Iowa. but has lived in Kansas since she was two years old. She is associate editor and assists in photography. To Mr. and Mrs. Honey have been born four children, two daughters and one son living, the eldest child being deceased.

Mr. Honey is a Republican and advocates those principles in his paper. He is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America. Mr. and Mrs. Honey are members and regular attendants of the Methodist Episcopal church.

Addenda - Mr. Honey has recently sold his interests in the Miltonvale Record.