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He of whom this review is written is one of the enterprising and successful farmers of Lancaster Township, Atchison County and is a son of Henry Buttron, a pioneer settler of the county and who at the time of his death was one of the wealthiest and best known citizens of Lancaster Township. A biography of Henry Buttron appears in this history.

Jacob Buttron was born in Lancaster Township, April 16, 1872 and has always lived in the vicinity of his early home. He was reared on his father's farm and attended the school in the Bell District, No. 59. He remained on the farm and gave his best endeavors to assisting his father in building up the family estate until 1904, at which time he started out for himself on a rented farm. He first rented 260 acres of land from his father. Later he bought an equal amount of the north quarter of the CLOYES farm. He has through his father, at the present time, one of the best improved and productive farms of Lancaster Township and is on the high road to prosperity. Mr. Buttron has his farm stocked with only the best grades of livestock and has made an excellent record as a stockman.

He was married December 14, 1904 to Miss Emma FLATTRE and four children have blessed this union, namely: Bertha, Emma, Alice and John. Mrs. Buttron is a daughter of Thomas and Emma (MANSON) Flattre. Mr. Buttron is a Republican in politics, but has never sought political preferment of any kind and contents himself in doing his duty at the polls at election time. While he professes no religious creed, he is a church goer and is considered to be an upright and exemplary citizen who has many friends in his neighborhood, who esteem him highly for his industrious habits and honest demeanor.

Taken from:

History of Atchison County, Kansas

by Sheffield Ingalls - 1916

Submitted by:

Clemi Higley Blackburn, April 2002

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