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Below is a family biography included in History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas by L. Wallace Duncan and Chas. F. Scott, published by Iola Register, 1901.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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FRANK J. DUMOND, of Rose, is the eldest son and child of the late John W. Dumond, an honored pioneer of Woodson County, who located a claim in Eminence township in 1866, only five years after the admission of the state into the Union and while this portion of Kansas was still largely unimproved. Here he died about seven years later.

The subject of this review was born October 20, 1867, and his home has been within the confines of Woodson County continuously since. He was reared on the farm owned by the family and attended the common schools, acquiring a good English education. After attaining his majority he engaged in farming for ten years, finding that a profitable labor. He was thus engaged until 1896, when he began dealing in hay at Rose, and during the past five years he has done much of the shipping of this commodity at this point. His business affords a good market to the hay producers of this section of the county as well as brings to him a good financial return. He attends strictly to his business and his close application and energy have gained for him a place among the prosperous business men of the region.

On the 25th of January, 1890, Mr. Dumond was united in marriage to Miss Cora E. Thorpe, who died in August, 1893, leaving one child, Gertrude M. In May, 1900, he was again married, his second union being with Miss Jane A. Gregg, a daughter of James and Elizabeth (Auld) Gregg. They have a pleasant home and many friends in Rose and throughout Woodson County. In his social relations Mr. Dumond is a representative of the Modern Woodmen of America and of the Ancient Order of United Workmen. Having spent his entire life in the county his history is a familiar one to his fellow townsmen, and that he has their high regard is an evidence that his career has been dominated by principles and practices which command respect.

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This family biography is one of 204 biographies included in History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas by L. Wallace Duncan and Chas. F. Scott, published by Iola Register, 1901, Iola, Kansas.  For the complete description, click here: Woodson County, Kansas History and Genealogy

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