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Among the native sons of northeastern Kansas is W. W. Cahoon. who was born in Atchison county on the 13th of April, 1869. His early childhood days were spent upon a farm five miles north of Effingham, but in 1874 he accompanied his parents on their removal to the city and in the public schools he obtained his education. In 1889, when twenty years of age, he purchased the Effingham Times and was its publisher and editor until 1891, when he sold that journal. The following year he established the Oneida World, which he edited for nine months. In. 1893 he began the publication of the Effingham World, but sold that three months afterward, and in 1894 he began work as foreman on the Effingham New Leaf, in which capacity he has since served. He also holds the position of business manager in connection with that journal and the success which has attended the enterprise is due in large measure to his enterprising efforts. He thoroughly understands the newspaper business in all its departments and is very competent and reliable in the conduct of the paper with which he is associated.

Mr. Cahoon was married, December 7, 1898, to Miss Clara C. Snyder, of Effingham. They have a large circle of acquaintances in this city and enjoy the hospitality of its best homes.