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Below is a family biography included in History of Shawnee County, Kansas and Representative Citizens by James L. King, published by Richmond & Arnold, 1905.  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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Rev. Frank E. Mallory, pastor of the Christian (Disciples) Church Topeka, Kansas, was born at Franklin, Pennsylvania, June 4, 1865, and is a son of Russell and Elizabeth (Shearer) Mallory.

The Mallory family came from Pennsylvania to Jewell County, Kansas, about 1879, settling on a tract of 160 acres where the father carried on general farming for some years. He now resides at Jewell City where his wife died May 8, 1898. The family consisted of 10 children, the survivors being: Jennie, wife of A. J. Wise, of Pennsylvania; David C., of Atchison, Kansas; James M., a farmer of Jamestown, Kansas; Elmira, of Jewell City; Frank E., of this sketch; George W., of Jewell City; Clayton, of Mankato, Kansas; and John C., of Concordia, Kansas.

Our subject accompanied the family to Kansas and lived in Jewell County until 1883, when he graduated from the High School. In 1893 he came to Topeka. For one year he served as general secretary of the Young Men’s Christian Association at Atchison. In September, 1893, the Christian (Disciples) Church was organized at Topeka, with a membership of 429, and on October 1st Mr. Mallory was invited to become its first pastor. He has continued in this relation to the present time and the encouraging condition in which this little body of earnest men and women find themselves is mainly due to his untiring energy and faithful stewardship. In 1894 the church edifice, which is situated at Third and Lake streets, was erected to seat 1,000 persons, and it is almost entirely paid for. In connection with the Christian (Disciples) Church is a Sunday-school of 300 members, the Ladies’ Auxiliary to the C. W. B. M. and the Ladies’ Aid Society, all these organizations being in a flourishing condition.

On August 12, 1884, Rev. Mr. Mallory was married to Mary Gladfelter, of Nortonville, Kansas, who is a daughter of Wesley and Henrietta (Berry) Gladfelter, who are engaged in farming.

Rev. Mr. Mallory has been a member of the Topeka Board of Education for six years and has been its president for the past three years. He has always been identified with educational and religious progress here. His fraternal relations are with Topeka Lodge, No. 40, I. O. O. F., and Sunflower Camp, No. 536, Modern Woodmen of America.

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This family biography is one of 206 biographies included in History of Shawnee County, Kansas and Representative Citizens by James L. King, published by Richmond & Arnold, 1905.  For the complete description, click here: Shawnee County, Kansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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