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Mary Elizabeth CLAYPOOL CASE

Oswego Cemetery
Labette County,

March 31, 1842 Fountain County, Indiana
February 1, 1892

April 22, 1845 Falls, Wyoming County Pennsylvania
July 8, 1921
Lawyer and judge
Married Georgiana Reed after Mary died

HONORABLE NELSON CASE, attorney and Probate Judge, was born in Wyoming County, Pennsylvaina, April 22, 1845. Before he was a year old his parents removed with their family to Paw Paw, Lee County, Illinois. Nelson was educated at the Paw Paw Academy and at Clark Seminary, Aurora, Illinois. Graduated at the Illinois Normal University, in June, 1866. The next year had charge of the public schools at Tolona, Illinois. Then entered law department of Michigan University, where he graduated in March, 1869, from the law department, also pursuing a number of special literary studies at that institution, while a student there. In May, 1869, he located at Oswego, Kansas, where he has since been engaged in the practice of his profession. In the spring of 1870, he was elected Justice of the Peace, and held that office two years. He served as City Clerk and City Attorney several years. He has been City Superintendent of Schools, and is now a member of the School Board, having been connected therewith most of the time since 1871, being for the last four years President of the Board. In July, 1880, he was appointed Probate Judge, and was elected to the same position in November of that year, and re-elected in November, 1882. He has been President of the Labette County Historical Society since its organization, July 16, 1878. He was one of the organizers of the Oswego Library Association, and has been Chairman of the Executive Committee from its organization. The Judge has always been a teetotaler and a strong prohibitionist. While the old dram-shop law was in force he always opposed granting license, and the records show that the contests were of en[sic] exciting ones. The Judge is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. While an active promoter of all church work, his energies have more especially been directed to the furtherance of the Sunday-school enterprise. He has been Superintendent of the First Methodist Episcopal Sunday school of Oswego for the past thirteen years, and has maintained in connection therewith teachers' meetings. Normal classes and all those appliances calculated to promote the efficiency of the work. He has for eight years past been President of the Fourth District Sunday-school Association, besides being an active worker in the county and State associations. He is one of the Trustees of Baker University. He was married at Attica, Indiana, February 22, 1872, to Mary E Claypool, a native of that place. They have an adopted daughter - Lydia Blanche

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Submitted: 7/25/14 • Approved: 10/4/18 • Last Updated: 10/7/18 • R33140-G33139-S3

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