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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H. W. Savage

H. W. SAVAGE, an extensive land owner, and well known farmer of Mound Valley township, Labette county, Kansas, is a native of Portage county, Ohio, and was born in 1840. He has lived in Labette county since 1870, and since 1883 his home farm has been in section 2, township 33, range 18.

Porter Savage, the father of H. W., was a native of Vermont, and during his active business career followed the occupation of a farmer, and also that of a merchant. Early in life he located in Ohio, where he was captain of a militia company. He removed to Garrett, Indiana, where he lived many years, and where his death occurred. He married Emily Raymond, and she also died in Indiana. They reared five children, namely: F. P., who died in Ohio, in 1898; H. W., the subject of this sketch; G. W., who is a liveryman at Mound Valley, and who was formerly engaged in the furniture business with Mr. Beggs; F. R., who is in Lansing, Michigan; and Mrs. Gibbs, who, died in Michigan several years ago.

H. W. Savage received his primary education in Ohio, and at the age of fourteen years moved to Jennings county, Indiana, where he remained until his final move to Labette county, Kansas. In the fall of 1870 Mr. Savage located south of Mound Valley, taking a claim in section 22, township 33, range 18. After improving this, he lived there until 1883, when he sold the farm, and bought one in section 9, township 33, range 18, in the northwest quarter. This farm had been deeded to J. H. Terwilleger. Mr. Savage "bached" therewith his brothers-in-law until ready to send for his wife and family. In the fall of 1883 he bought his present home farm, which had been settled as a claim by A. L. Bushnell, a hardware merchant of Mound Valley. Mr. Savage also recently purchased the Black farm of 80 acres, and is now the owner of 360 acres of land, all of which is finely improved. Pumpkin Creek flows through his farm, thus supplying the land and stock with water, An eight-room house affords ample living room, and the outbuildings are all substantial and commodious. Mr. Savage set out a large orchard, which yields a good supply of fruit each year. He carries on general farming, and makes a specialty of raising Clydesdale draft horses. Mr. Savage is thoroughly competent to manage a large farm, as his early training in agricultural matters has well equipped him for such work. He is a man of much thrift, and there is no better kept farm in the county than the one on which he lives.

Mr. Savage was united in marriage with Allison Wilson, who was born and reared in Ohio. They have two children, - Letitia E., who is a post-graduate of the Ottawa (Kansas) schools; and H. H., who is at home. The subject of this sketch is a Republican in politics, and votes the straight ticket. He has served six terms as treasurer of his township, thus showing the esteem in which he is held by his fellow citizens. In religious views he is a Baptist. Mr. Savage was a comparatively poor man when he settled in Labette county, and his success speaks well for his ability and perseverance.