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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S. W. Guthrie

S. W. GUTHRIE is one of the most prosperous farmers of Canada township, Labette county, Kansas, and is located in sections 25 and 36, township 33, range 17. He was born in Jefferson county, Indiana, in 1843, and is a son of A. C. and Ann (Wilson) Guthrie.

A. C. Guthrie was born in Indiana, and at an early day applied himself to agricultural pursuits, which he followed all his life. His union with Ann Wilson resulted in the birth of six children, as follows: Mary Ann; Elizabeth; Sarah; S. W.; Ruhamah, deceased; and William.

S. W. Guthrie was reared in Indiana and remained at home until the Civil War was in progress, when he enlisted in the 132d Reg., Ind. Vol. Inf., and served until the close of the war. He then returned to Indiana and resided there until 1870, when he came to Kansas. In October, 1870, he came to Labette county, but did not locate upon his present farm until 1871. He then built a cabin, 12 by 14 feet, in size, and made many important improvements on the farm. His nearest trading points were Oswego and Mound Valley. He has made a great success in general farming and stock raising, and now owns 480 acres in sections 25 and 36, township 33, range 17, in Canada township. In politics, he is a stanch Republican, and takes an active interest in both national and local affairs. He is a man of excellent business qualifications, is honest and upright in his dealings, and has many true friends in his community.