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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Milo Hildreth

MILO HILDRETH. This gentleman has for many years been one of the leading agriculturists of Labette county, and is known as a gentleman of marked intelligence, firm principles and strict integrity. He takes an active interest in the county's welfare, and is one of itsmost progressive citizens. Mr. Hildreth is a native of St. Lawrence county, New York, where he was born in 1844.

His father moved to Jefferson county, Indiana, in 1853, and there Milo Hildreth received his early mental training. He attended Oberlin College, in Ohio, during 1866 and 1867, and taught school in Ohio, Indiana and Kansas, for seven years. In 1870, Mr. Hildreth moved to Labette county, settling in Mount Pleasant township, in section 30, where he has since lived. He rapidly became known as one of the progressive men of the county, and, being possessed of superior executive ability and good judgment, was soon appointed to some of the township offices. He was district school clerk from 1874 to 1897. In addition to this, he has served two terms as township trustee, one term as township clerk, and two terms as county commissioner. He is now, and has been for the past four years, trustee of the county high school, at Altamont, an office which he fills to the entire satisfaction of all.

Mr. Hildreth was united in marriage with Mary E. Kinnear, who was born in Jefferson county, Indiana, in 1843. She is a daughter of William and Barbara (McKay) Kinnear. William Kinnear was born in Fauquier county, Virginia, in 1917, and died in Jefferson county, Indiana, in 1893. His wife, Barbara (McKay) Kinnear, was a native of Jefferson county, and was born in 1819; her death took place in that county, sixty-three years later. The children resulting from this union were as follows: James, of Kirkville, Missouri; Mary E., Harriet (Corya), deceased; Alzora Nelson), of Oswego, Kansas; Sarah, of Jefferson county, Indiana; Charles, of the same county; George, of Greenwood, Indiana; Arthur, of Eureka, Utah; Anna (Cosby), of Burnsville, Indiana; and Samuel, of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Mr. Hildreth's wife has borne him five children, namely; Lucy, deceased; and Chester, Clara, Eva, and Blanche, - all of Labette county. Mr. Hildreth has been an active member of the Baptist church for a number of years. He is widely known in the county, where he has a host of warm friends.