|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.