|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 on December 08, 1887.
Joseph married Lola Claudine Cashner on November 17, 1898 at the Congregational Church in Argentine. 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 on August 31, 1905, the Argentine Republic was guided by Joseph Jr. He 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, Ks.
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.