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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Walter S. Every

WALTER S. EVERY, a prominent farmer of Labette county, Kansas, who is largely engaged in the raising of cattle and hogs, is at present living on section 2, in Liberty township. He is widely known in the county, where he is considered a man of high character, and one who is honest and upright in dealing with his fellow citizens. Mr. Every was born in Delaware county, New York, in 1859, and is a son of George and Elizabeth (Scott) Every.

George Every was born in Delaware county, New York, in 1835, and his death occurred in Labette county, Kansas, fifty-six years later. He married Elizabeth Scott, who was also a native of Delaware county, New York, and was born in 1845. She died in Labette county, Kansas, in 1880. They reared the following offspring: Nettie (Graham), who lives in Labette county; Willis, who lives in Oswego, Kansas; Walter S., the subject of this sketch; John, who lives in Labette county; George, who lives in Kansas; Frank, a resident of Parsons, Kansas; Albert, who lives in Missouri; and Matilda (Bandy), who lives in Labette county.

Walter S. Every spent the first ten years, of his life in Delaware county, New York, where he received his primary education. His father moved to Labette county, Kansas, in 1869, and Walter S. accompanied him. He assisted his father in farming, and subsequently bought his present farm in section 2. He takes great pride in raising fine stock, and has been very successful in that line, - his cattle and hogs being among the finest in the state. Mr. Every also makes a specialty of raising small fruits, and this venture has also met with great success. He is a thorough, conscientious farmer, and his farm is always well kept, and carefully managed.

Mr. Every married Eva Bunnell, who was born in Kansas, in 1860. This union resulted in the birth of five children, whose names are: Frank, Ethel, Pearl, Jessie, and Walter, all of whom are living in Labette county. In political belief, Mr. Every is independent, voting for the man who, in his opinion, is best qualified to fill the office.