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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Harry W. Starnes

HARRY W. STARNES, a well known young druggist of Altamont, Labette county, Kansas, was born in Labette county, in 1872, in the northeast quarter of section 34, Mount Pleasant township. He was the only child of James and Elizabeth (Ingersoll) Starnes. James Starnes was born in Greene county, Indiana, in 1845, and is living in Colorado. His wife was also a native of Indiana, and was born in 1852; she died in Labette county, Kansas, in 1873. Harry W. was the only child resulting from this union.

Harry W. Starnes received his mental training in the schools of Mount Pleasant township, and in the high school at Oswego, Kansas. He learned the printer's trade, and worked at it for seven years before he began the study of pharmacy. He has been in the drug trade in Altamont for eight years, having a large and flourishing business. Mr. Starnes has been secretary of the Republican county central committee, and has also been city clerk and treasurer of Altamont. He has always been one of the active and zealous workers in the county, and is highly respected by all his fellow citizens. Mr. Starnes married Susan Dodd, who was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1876.