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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Joseph Carr

JOSEPH CARR, ticket agent for the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Company, at Angola, Labette county, Kansas, is a native of Ohio. He was born September 23, 1860, and is a son of Joseph and Margaret (Humphreys) Carr.

Joseph Carr, Sr., was born in Ireland, in 1817. He came to the United States, in 1819, and when a youth learned the trade of a carpenter. He is now living with his son, Joseph. He married Margaret Humphreys, and this union was blessed by the birth of two children: William, who is farming in Ohio; and, Joseph, the subject of this sketch. Joseph Carr, Sr., was previously married to Ann Caruthers, by whom he reared three children, as follows: Samuel and Mary J., who live in Ohio, and James, who enlisted in the Union army at the age of sixteen years, and died in Andersonville prison.

The latter lived at home until 1881, when he moved to Kansas, and, located two miles east of Angola, where he lived one year. He then conducted a bakery in Mound Valley until 1889, when he went to the Indian Territory. There he was employed as a switchman on the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway. While serving in this capacity, he was run over and lost both of his feet. This misfortune disabled him for some time, and, after he was able to walk, he went to Wisconsin, where he was occupied in mercantile pursuits. In 1893, he went to Joplin, Missouri, where he was engaged in the fruit business until 1894. In October of that year, he returned to Angola, and accepted his present position with the railroad company. He has entire charge of the depot at that station. He is a competent man, and discharges his duties to the entire satisfaction of his employers and the public.

Mr. Carr married Emma Stone, who was born in Grant county, Wisconsin. She died in 1889, leaving two children, - Arthur J. and Bessie A. Mr. Carr married, secondly, Harriet B. Daugherty, who was born in Grant county, Wisconsin, in 1866. They have reared three children: Nolan W., Byron H. and Harry J.

Mr. Carr is postmaster of Angola, having been appointed February 21, 1890. In politics, he is a Republican. Fraternally, he is a member of the Anti-Horsethief Association. Religiously, he attends the Methodist church.