My Present Past
A genealogical experience
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Argentine, Kansas
Background:
The Ideal Guest Book
Sadie Engel 1885
Joseph Lafayette Landrey was born June 13, 1870 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana to Joseph and
Catherine (Foster) Landrey. He came to Argentine, Kansas with his mother, father and four siblings in the
spring of 1885. Prior to coming to Argentine they lived in
Spring Hill, Kansas in 1885, where Joseph Sr was a
section foreman for the Santa Fe railroad but the family originated
(1870-1880) from Lafayette, Tippecanoe
County, Indiana where Joseph Sr. was an editor for a newspaper. After arriving in Argentine, Kansas, his father
founded the Argentine Republic newspaper in 1887.
Joseph married
Lola Claudine Cashner in 1898. She was the daughter of James W. and Laura (Hughes) Cashner,
born April 08, 1871 in Jackson County, Missouri. Laura Cashner was a past matron of the Tirzah Chapter #85,  
Order of Eastern Star in Argentine, Kansas in
1897
Mr. Landrey was elected Democratic State Representative for the 11th District in 1900 and after Joseph Sr's
death in August of 1905, the Argentine Republic was guided by Joseph Jr.
Joseph graduated from the Kansas City Law School in 1906 with a Bachelor of Law degree and was the City
Attorney for Argentine in 1907. In 1908, Grant Sherman, his brother took control of the Argentine Republic
while Joseph remained in private practice at 618 Strong Avenue.
Joseph L. Landrey was a member of the Ben Hur Lodge #322, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, Wyandotte
Chapter No. 6, Royal Arch Masons and the Wyandotte Lodge No. 440, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.
Joseph Lafayette Landrey died
November 17, 1930 and is buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City,
Wyandotte County, Kansas.
1895 Kansas Census Joseph Landrey                 Argentine, Wyandotte County,Kansas
1905 Census Joseph Landrey Argentine, Kansas
1915 Census Joseph Landrey Argentine, Kansas
1920 Census Joseph Landrey                 Argentine, Kansas
1925 Census Joseph Landrey                Argentine, Kansas
1911 Wyandotte County Page 1042
1911 Wyandotte County Page 1043
1930 Census Joseph Landrey  Argentine, Kansas
The newspaper article featuring
Joseph Landrey is from a 1908 Special Edition
of the Argentine Republic.
1936 Lola Landrey                                 Argentine, Kansas
1940 Lola Landrey                                 Argentine, Kansas
Lola Claudine (Cashner) Landrey died February 19, 1962 at the Kansas Masonic Home in Wichita, Kansas where
she had been a resident since April of 1961
Mrs. Landrey was a member of the Congregational Church and a 50 year member of the Tirzah Chapter #85,  
Order of Eastern Star in Argentine, Kansas where she was a past matron there in
1909.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph L. Landrey in 1930.
Mrs. Landrey is survived by no immediate relatives. A cousin, Mrs. Joe Meigs of Oklahoma City survives.
Source:
Wichita Evening Eagle & Beacon
Wichita, Kansas