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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Frank Shrader

FRANK SHRADER, who lives on a well improved farm in the northwest quarter of section 13, township 35, range 17, in Howard township, Labette county, Kansas, has been one of the prominent farmers in the southwestern part of the county since 1888. He was born near Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, in 1863, and is a son of William and Eliza (Byers) Shrader.

William Shrader was a native of Pennsylvania, and was a farmer and coal dealer by occupation. He married Eliza Byers, who was also a native of that state. They reared six children: John; Frank; Alice; Fred, deceased; Bertha; and Samuel.

Frank Shrader was reared and schooled in the county in which he was born. He engaged in the coal business in Pennsylvania, and in 1883 decided to go West. He accordingly set out for Kansas, and on his arrival located in Labette county. He bought his present farm, and there he has since carried on general farming. He has always been a hard working man, has taken great pride in the care of his farm, and has made several good improvements on the place.

Mr. Shrader was united in marriage with Maggie Hendricks, who was born in Missouri, in 1873, and they have one child, Frank. Mr. Shrader is a Republican, in politics. Religiously, he is a member of the Presbyterian church. The subject of this sketch is well known in Howard township, and is an active worker in all enterprises which tend to develop the township and county.