Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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C. S. Bendure

DR. C. S. BENDURE, one of the faremost citizens of Hackberry township, Labette county, Kansas, whose portrait is herewith shown, has met with great success in practice at Bartlett, where he has been located since 1889. He was born in Marshall county, Indiana, in 1860, and is a son of W. H. Bendure.

W. H. Bendure was born in Xenia, Ohio, and is a carpenter by trade, although he has also engaged in farming and has conducted a general merchandise store. He now resides in Oklahoma. He married Rebecca J. Stallard, who was born in Indiana, and they have reared the following children: Ollie; C. S.; C. B.; Rosa; N. F.; A. E.; and W. V.

Dr. C. S. Bendure resided in his native county until he reached the age of ten years, and then in 1870, came to Kansas, with his parents, and located in Neosho county. There he resided until 1880, when he moved to Elk county, Kansas, read medicine with W. H. Smethers, M. D., and resided there for two years. In 1882, he entered the university at Kansas City, Missouri, and later the College of Physicians and Surgeons, from which he graduated. In 1883, he began practice at Sedan, Kansas, and continued there for one year. He next located at Harts Mills, Kansas, where he was married, and, in 1885, went to the Indian Territory, where he practiced for four years. This change of location was the result of the loss by the Doctor of all his effects, including his residence, through a cloud-burst. Deeming the prospects brighter in Indian Territory, he concluded to move there, and engage in farming, in connection with his professional work.

In 1889, Dr. Bendure came to Bartlett, Labette county, Kansas, and in a short time had a well established and constantly growing practice. He is a wide awake and energetic man, has kept informed as to the advance made in medical science, and is thoroughly up-to-date in his treatment of all cases. He is a man of pleasing personality, a clever conversationalist, and has formed many lasting friendships in this county.

Dr. Bendure was united in matrimony with Margaret E. Ashmore, who was born in Illinois, in 1865, and is a daughter of R. N. Ashmore, of Elk county, Kansas, of which county the latter was probate judge for seven years. This union resulted in the birth of three children, as follows: Harl W.; Harvey L.; and William N. In politics, Dr. Bendure is a Populist. Fraternally, he belongs to Bartlett Lodge, No. 458, I. 0. 0. F.; Barlett Lodge, No. 5774, M. W. of A.; Bartlett Lodge, No. 441, A. 0. U. W.; Bartlett Lodge, No. 65, S. & D. of J.; Lodge No. 1721, Royal Neighbors; and Bartlett Lodge, No. 99, Anti-Horsethief Association. He is also a member of the Southeastern Kansas Medical Association. Religiously, he is a faithful member of the Methodist Episcopal church.