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. 834-835 transcribed by Caleb Ryman, student from USD 508, Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas, on March 12, 2001.


Ebert S. Cable

EBERT S. CABLE. - Prominent among the capable, intelligent and successful business men of Kansas City, Kansas, is Ebert S. Cable, who as manager of the Bonner Cement Plant is connected with one of the leading industries of this part of Wyandotte county. A son of Rufus E. Cable, he was born in 1863, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

A native of Pennsylvania, Rufus E. Cable's birth occurred in that state in 1836. He was there bred and educated, and as a young man got a good start in life. In 1865 he came westward with his family, locating in Kansas City, Kansas, where he was for many years actively engaged in mercantile pursuits. He is now retired from active business, and is residing in Kansas City, Kansas. An earnest supporter of the principles of the Republican party, he is very prominent in Wyandotte county politics, and is an active member of the Knights of Pythias. He married Fannie McCurdy, of Pennsylvania, and she died in Kansas City, Kansas, in 1902, leaving five children, namely: Ebert S., with whom this sketch is chiefly concerned; Louise, wife of Edward Callender; Collin, engaged in the drug business at Los Angeles, California; Frank S., of Kansas City, Kansas; and Leroy, of Kansas City, Missouri.

Receiving his preliminary education in Kansas City, Kansas, Ebert S. Cable attended the public schools and Palmer's Academy, completing his studies at a business college in Kansas City, Missouri. As a young man he worked for sometime on the Kansas City Journal, becoming quite familiar with newspaper work. He has since been connected with the postal service of Kansas City, Kansas, and for fourteen years was deputy clerk of the District Court. In 1910 Mr. Cable accepted his present position as assistant manager of the Bonner Brand Portland Cement Plant at Bonner Springs, and is fulfilling the obligations of his office to the eminent satisfaction of all concerned. He has full control of the office, has won the esteem and confidence of the official members of the company, and is equally popular with the one hundred and twenty-five employes of the plant.

Mr. Cable married, in 1885, Jennie G. Brown, of Louisville, Kentucky, and they have one child, Rufus W. Cable. Politically Mr. Cable is a stanch Republican, and fraternally he belongs to the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.



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