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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Archibald Daniels

ARCHIBALD DANIELS, one of the successful and enterprising farmers of Labette county, Kansas, resides in Osage township, in section 17, township 31, range 18, where he owns a tract of as fertile land as can be found in the county. He is a son of Dennis and Mahala Daniels, and is an Ohioan by birth.

Dennis Daniels was a farmer in Ohio, where he also owned and operated a mill. He and his estimable wife reared 11 children, namely: Abigail; Rhoda; John; Archibald; Lydia; Jacob; Alfred; Mary; Isabel; Dennis; and George. Four of these were born in the state of Illinois.

Archibald Daniels attended the common schools and grew to manhood on his father's farm, where he remained until he attained the age of twenty-one years. He thus gave his father the benefit of his labors during his early manhood. He then left home to make his own way in the world, and followed agricultural pursuits on neighboring farms for a few years. When twenty-seven years old he was joined in marriage with Mary S. Flynn, a daughter of Andrew and Ann Eliza (Killpatrick) Flynn. This wedding was performed in Illinois, in 1867, and the young folk began housekeeping in the same state, where they continued to live for about six years. In 1872 they decided to seek a home for themselves in the West, and came to Kansas, locating permanently on the farm in Osage township which is their home today.

Mr. Daniels has met with unusual success during his residence in Labette county, through his operations in general farming and stock raising. He attributes this success to his unremitting effort and careful management, having made all he is worth since settling in Labette county. In politics, he is an ardent Democrat. Both he and Mrs. Daniels are consistent members of the Methodist Episcopal church. They reared a daughter, Minnie (Oatts), who has three children, - Hattie Frances, John J., and Roxy Lillian, - and resides in Dennis.

Mr. Daniels is a very industrious man, of careful habits, and during his active life has accumulated considerable property. He is popular throughout the county. He affiliates with the Sons and Daughters of Justice, and is a member of the Anti-Horsethief Association.