. M. Angell

From the 1889 Goodspeed History
          J. M. Angell, manager of the Cabool Roller Mills, was born in Coffee County, Tenn., and reared in Pottawatomie County, Kas., where in early manhood he took up milling. At ten years of age he became an apprentice to that trade in a mill in Smith County, Tenn., and in 1869, or at the age of fourteen, he, in company with an elder brother, G. W. Angell, who is now a leading miller and citizen of Pottawatomie County, Kas., left their Tennessee home and sought for themselves a home in the Sunflower State. On their way J. M. took the small-pox, and after arriving in Kansas went through a siege of that dread disease at St. Mary's. After recovering he completed a good schooling, and then carried on milling in St. Mary's, Kas., for about eight years. He then left that city with his brother, went to Wamego, Kas., where they erected a fifty-barrel mill, which they carried on about eleven months, and then met with reverses in their business by a complete destruction of their mill by fire. J. M. then went to Clay Center, Kas., where he carried on a 150-barrel mill for two years, and then left this lucrative position to "go on the road," as traveling man and expert for leading milling and manufacturing houses. In this capacity he has worked for several years. During the time he has remodeled and built anew many of the important mills throughout Washington Territory, Wyoming Territory, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri. His latest works have been at Mountain Grove and Cabool. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and is an Odd Fellow.


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