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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C. A. Vance

C. A. VANCE, a well known farmer, living in section 19, township 34, range 19, in Elm Grove township, Labette county, Kansas, has been a resident of the county since 1870. He was born in Adams county, Ohio, in 1849, and is a son of McGovney and Elizabeth (Sanders) Vance.

His father was also a native of Ohio, Where he carried on farming all his life. He married Elizabeth Sanders, and they reared six children: Amanda; Anna, deceased; Belle; Emma; C. A; and Artemisia.

C. A. Vance, whose name heads this sketch, attended the schools of his native county, and, in the fall of 1870, located in Labette county, Kansas. He took up a claim consisting of the north half of the southeast quarter of section 19, township 34, range 19, which he entered at Independence, Kansas, in 1871. He made improvements on this place, and it is now a well improved farm. Mr. Vance also owns 25 acres of land in the southwest quarter of section 19, and there he has lived since first coming to Kansas. He carries on general farming, and also runs a dairy. He has a thorough knowledge of agricultural matters, and is a thrifty, conscientious workman.

Mr. Vance was wedded to Belle Marks, who was born in Vermilion county, Illinois, in 1861. She is a daughter of J. 0. Marks, who for many years followed, the trade of a carpenter and cabinetmaker, but is now a merchant in Edna, Kansas. Mr. Marks married Mary Ames, who was a native of Ohio. Their children were: Lincoln; Belle; Lydia; and Jessie and Frank, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Vance's union has resulted in the birth of four children, as follows: Bert Allen, who is now attending the County High School at Altamont, and is a member of the class of 1903; Ida Belle, who completed a course in the public schools of Edna, in the class of 1901; Esther; and Maurice.

Mr. Vance is a member of the Republican party, and takes an active interest in local politics. He is a member of the Sons and Daughters of justice, Edna Lodge, No. 75. He and his family belong to the Methodist church.