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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John P. Trimble

JOHN P. TRIMBLE, one of the prosperous farmers of Neosho township, Labette county, Kansas, has a neat and well cultivated farm in section 18. He was born in Louisa county, Iowa, in 1853, and is a son of Porter and Elizabeth (Long) Trimble.

Porter Trimble was born in Pennsylvania, and in early life learned the trade of a cooper. His union with Elizabeth Long, also a native of Pennsylvania, resulted in the birth of seven children, as follows: Azilka; Permelia; John P.; Ellen; Nora; Martha; and George.

John P. Trimble was but eight years of age when taken by his parents, in 1861, from his home in Iowa to McDonough county, Illinois. There he attended the public schools for a period of five years. In 1866 he returned to Iowa, where he resided until 1868, when he journeyed west, to Labette county, Kansas. He first located in North township and lived there until 1879, when he bought his present home in the southeast quarter of section 18, Neosho township. He is engaged in general farming and has met with great success. He is one of the substantial men of the community, and is well thought of by all.

Mr. Trimble was united in marriage with Mary Billings, who was born in Boone county, Iowa, in 1857, and is a daughter of Clinton and Polly (Wheeler) Billings. This union resulted in the following offspring: Charles; Nora, deceased; and Eva. Politically, Mr. Trimble belongs to the People's party. He served as trustee of Neosho township, in 1898 and 1899. He was also clerk of his township for eight years, and was treasurer of the school board for nine years. At present he is efficiently serving as overseer. He belongs to the Modern Woodmen of America; and to the Anti-Horsethief Association, of which he is treasurer. Religiously, he is a member of the Christian church.