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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J. G. Wingfield

J. G. WINGFIELD, a prominent merchant of Valeda, Labette county, Kansas, was born in Adams county, Illinois, in 1856. He is a son of Thomas F. and Mary (Hickerson) Wingfield.

Thomas Wingfield was born in North Carolina in 1830, and followed the occupation of a farmer all his life. He married Mary Hickerson, who was also a native of North Carolina, and they reared three children: Jaley; Mary; and J. G.

J. G. Wingfield, whose name heads this sketch, resided in his native state until he settled in Kansas, in September, 1878. He located in Liberty township, Labette county, it having taken him six weeks to make the trip from Illinois by wagon. He was accompanied by John and Thomas Potter. Mr. Wingfield lived in Labette City until 1887, during which time he worked at his trade of a stone-mason, and also engaged in the merchandise business for a time. His store was burned in 1884, after which he went to Parsons. He removed thence to Kansas City, where he lived for four years. He then went to Johnson county, Kansas, where he lived two years, and thence to the Indian Territory, where he farmed for eight years, and once more returnd to Labette county. In 1901 he opened a general store in Valeda, where he has since conducted business. He carries a full line of general merchandise, and his store is very well patronized.

Mr. Wingfield married Lizzie Baker, who was born in Adams county, Illinois, in 1864. They have four children, namely: Mabel; Claude; and Ross and Roy, the last two being twins.

Mir. Wingfield is a Republican in political affiliations. He belongs to the Christian church. He is a man of good business principles, and his dealings with all men are honest and upright.