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Notes for Thomas Allen SULLIVAN


From the 1910 book Kansas Trails:

SULLIVAN, THOMAS A.Thomas A. Sullivan, lawyer, of Wichita, Kan., is a native of Sedgwick county, Kansas, where he was born on January 8, 1873. His parents were George G. and Letitia (Hunt) Sullivan, natives of Ontario, Canada, who moved to Kansas in 1869, freighted from Emporia to Wichita by mule team, and settled on a farm in Wichita township, locating on the northeast quarter of Section 29, township 26, range 12, which is now known as the Lone Tree farm, and is one of the best and most productive in Sedgwick county. Thomas A. Sullivan now owns a portion of the homestead farm and devotes some of his spare time to raising registered stock. George G., father of Thomas A., held various public offices and was a member of the school board. Fraternally, he was a member of the Knights of Pythias and was also a member of the First Presbyterian church. He died May 6, 1902, in his sixty-third year. His widow is still living and is a resident of Wichita. Thomas A. Sullivan was the eldest of a family of four children, all of whom are living, and on holidays it is their custom to meet in a family gathering. George G. Sullivan, father of Thomas A., was a son of Thomas A. Sullivan, a native of Canada, who moved to the Southwest after his son, stopping first at Kansas City, Mo., and later joined his son in Kansas. He was a cabinetmaker by trade and made some of the coffins in which the pioneers were placed for their last rest. His location was in Wichita township near his son. His wife’s name was Adeline, and she was of English-Irish descent. Thomas A. Sullivan was educated in the public schools of Sedgwick county, at Lewis Academy and Wichita University, and studied law in the office of Amidon & Conley. He was admitted to the bar of Sedgwick county and began practice in the city of Wichita as a partner of C. A. Sefton, with an office in the Zimmerly building. Four years later the firm was dissolved and Mr. Sullivan has since continued alone. In 1889 he located his office in the Sedgwick -building* and has since conducted a general practice. Mr. Sullivan was married on December 20, 1899, to Miss Florence G. Kelley, daughter of George W. and Naurie Kelly, of Roanoke, Va. Three children have been born of this union. Mabel, the eldest, died in 1902, and the two living are Frances Louise and Marion. (History of Wichita and Sedgwick County, Kansas: past and present, including an account of the cities, towns and villages of the county; Chicago: C.F. Cooper & Co., 1910, Pages 893-894)



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