From William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas|
submitted by Linda Ogborn, February 9, 2006
HENRY E. WOOLHEATER, dealer in cigars, tobacco, and confectionery, came here in 1874 and engaged in teaching and the sewing machine business until 1880, when he went into his present business. He was born in Monroe, Jasper County, Iowa, April 30, 1859. His father, Henry S. Woolheater, was born in Middletown, Delaware County, New York, August 13, 1825 and died February 5, 1860. His mother, Rachel Lockwood was born in Andes, Delaware County, New York, January 23, 1827 and was educated at Margaretville Seminary, New York, and taught in many of the villages of Sullivan and Delaware Counties, N.Y. and taught in Monroe, Iowa, High School. She was married November 19, 1855 and died March 5, 1879 at Peabody, Kansas, aged fifty-two years; Edwin, an older brother, was born June 8, 1857 and is a railroad man, being a freight conductor on the A.T. & S. F. R.R. Henry received an education at McDonough Norman and Scientific College, at Macomb, Ill., where the family removed in1870. He is a member of Newton Lodge, No. 69, K., of P. He has taken some interest in political matters and has devoted considerable attention to newspaper correspondence and is a prominent and influential member of the various secret orders to which he belongs.