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. 627 transcribed by Jeremy Brittle, student from USD 508, Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas, on 10-23-00.


Edward Drennon

EDWARD DRENNON. - The agricultural activities of Wyandotte county, Kansas, have an intelligent and progressive representative in this native son of the county - Edward Drennon, who was born here February 27, 1870.

Mr. Drennon's parents, George and Margaret (Alexander) Drennon, the former a native of Kentucky, born in 1839, the latter of Bates county, Missouri, born in 1844, are among the respected citizens of Wyandotte county, where they have made their home since 1868. Of their two children, Edward is the younger, the elder, William M., being engaged in a coal and feed business in Kansas City, Kansas.

His father has always been a farmer, and thus Edward early became familiar with all the details of farm life and work. His early education was received in the district schools, and was carried forward later in the university at Holton, Kansas. The farm still had an attraction for him, and after he finished his course in the university he settled down to farming on his own account. Now he owns a hundred acres of fine land, on which his principal crop is corn, and where he feeds cattle for the markets.

In 1904, Mr. Drennon married Miss Eva Owens, a native of Wyandotte county, and they are the parents of one child, Margaret.

Politically, Mr. Drennon supports the Democratic ticket in national elections, but at the local polls he picks his man regardless of party lines. He takes an active interest in promoting the welfare of the community, and at this writing is a member of the Prairie township school board. He has membership in the Fraternal Aid, and in the Christian Church.



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