Transcribed from History of Wyandotte County Kansas and its people ed. and comp. by Perl W. Morgan. Chicago, The Lewis publishing company, 1911. 2 v. front., illus., plates, ports., fold. map. 28 cm. [Vol. 2 contains biographical data. Paged continuously.] p. 643 transcribed by Chris Robinson, student from USD 508, Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas, on December 1, 2000.

William Laverie

WILLIAM LAVERIE. - An essentially prominent and influential citizen of the younger generation in Quindaro township, Wyandotte county, Kansas, is William Laverie, who is most successfully engaged in the dairy business in this section of the state. Mr. Laverie was born in Wyandotte township, this county, the date of his nativity being the 4th of October, 1888. He is a son of William and Jennie (Coppway) Laverie, both of whom were born and reared in the state of New York, whence they came to Kansas at a early date. The father was identified with the great basic industry of agriculture during the greater part of his active career and he is now living in virtual retirement in Wyandotte township. Mr. and Mrs. Laverie became the parents of seven children, of whom the subject of this review was the last in order of birth.

William Laverie, of this notice, was reared to the invigorating discipline of the old homestead farm, in the work and management of which he early became associated with his father. His rudimentary educational training consisted of such advantages as were afforded in the neighboring district schools and as a young man he became interested in the dairy business. In January, 1910, he opened a dairy of his own and subsequently he purchased the Mendenhall dairy, which consisted of nine cows. At the present time, in 1911, Mr. Laverie owns thirty cows and he distributes about fifteen gallons of bulk or can milk, in addition to which he handles some seventy-five gallons of milk and cream.

He has a modern milking barn that holds twenty-four head of cattle and he has a separate bottling house, which is well equipped with modern bottling machinery of every description. He attends personally to the distribution of his milk and superintends the whole business himself. He is possessed of splendid executive ability and bids fair to become one of the most successful business men in this part of the state. In politics he accords a stalwart allegiance to the principles and policies for which the Democratic party stands sponsor and while he has neither time nor ambition for political office of any description he is deeply and sincerely interested in community affairs and does all in his power to advance the best interests of Wyandotte county at large.

In 1908 Mr. Laverie was united in marriage to Miss Anna Isenberg, who was born in Wyandotte county, Kansas, and who is a daughter of August Isenberg, a prominent resident of Quindaro township. Mr. and Mrs. Laverie have one child, Imogene, born on the 8th of April, 1911. They are held in high esteem by their fellow citizens, who honor them for their sterling worth and integrity.

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