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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A. M. Harry

A. M. HARRY, agent for the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Company, at Mound Valley, Kansas, was born in Fremont, Illinois, May 13, 1863. He is a son of John A. and Susan (Whitaker) Harry.

John A. Harry was born at Hagerstown, Maryland, and is a farmer by occupation. He is at present living near McCune, Kansas. He married Susan Whitaker, who was born in Kentucky, in 1828, and they reared the following offspring: Horace, deceased; Laura, who married M. H. Woodard, a farmer near Parsons. Kansas; W. D., who is a farmer near McCune; 0. C., who is employed by the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Company, and lives in Corrigan, Texas; A. M., the subject of this sketch; F. 0., who is a farmer near McCune; W. M., ticket agent at Joplin, Missouri, for the Missouri Pacific Railway Company.

A. M. Harry, whose name heads this sketch, lived in Illinois until 1883, when he located in Labette county. He settled near McCune, where he carried on farming for four years. After leaving the farm in 1877, he spent six months in Parsons, Kansas, and then worked as agent at Stark, Moran, and Kincaid, for the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Company. He took charge of the station at Mound Valley in 1888, and has been there since that time. He bought his present home in 1890, and in addition to this place owns another house in Mound Valley, which he rents. He also owns a farm in Mound Valley township, - the northwest quarter of section 18, township 33, range 18, which he also rents.

Mr. Harry married Fannie A. McEwen, who was born May 30, 1873, in White county, Illinois. She was a daughter of J. C. and Olive A. (Wright) McEwen, and died in April, 1899. J. C. McEwen was born in Indiana county, Pennsylvania, in 1823, and was a farmer by occupation. His wife was born in Erie county, Pennsylvania, in 1835. They reared: Dr. W. W.; Maggie, deceased; John H., who is a farmer living in Illinois; and Charles E. and Fannie A., deceased. Mr. Harry and his wife had one child, - Zelda G.

In politics, Mr. Harry is a Democrat. He belongs to the M. W. of A., Lodge No. 967, of Mound Valley. He always lends his support to any measure which is for the good of the township in which he resides.