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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John P. Cares

JOHN P. CARES. Among the well-known agriculturists residing in Labette county is the gentleman whose name heads this biography. He is one of the foremost farmers in the county, and is a progressive, public-spirited man. Mr. Cares was born in Pennsylvania, in 1841, and is a son of Daniel and Nancy (Baker) Cares.

Daniel Cares was born in Pennsylvania, and was a butcher by trade. He married Nancy Baker, who was also a native of Pennsylvania, and they were the parents of 10 children: William; Conard; John P., the subject of this sketch; James; Daniel; Charles; Catherine; Christiana; Susan; and Sarah.

John P. Cares, the subject of this sketch, was reared and schooled in Pennsylvania, where he followed the occupation of a farmer. He moved to Kansas in 1872, and located on his present farm in Neosho township, the northeast quarter of section 30. Mr. Cares has a thorough knowledge of farming matters, and is an energetic, thrifty man. He married Anna Powell, who was born in Virginia, but was reared in Ohio. Her father was Jacob Powell. Four children have resulted from this union, and their names are: Wilbur; Willard; Glenn; and Carrie M. Mr. Cares is a member of the Democratic party. He belongs to the Home Builders' Union, Montana Lodge, No. 4.