The following information about Payton CASNER, son of George and Margaret (YEAGER) CASNER was sent to me by Marcia Moore who's compiling a history of Severy, KS. The articles are from the Severy newspaper.
The Severyite Feb. 26, 1880
(listed in a group of Severy businesses) .. Payton Casner west side of Kansas Avenue, tinware and stoves.
The Severyite March 29, 1883
Peyton Casner has received the patent to his flue ventilator. It has been examined by some of the patent men in the U.S. and is highly spoken of by them all. While it serves as a flue, it also ventilates and keeps the room free from impure air. It is one of the best patents yet for ventilating school houses, churches, and all public buildings.
The Severyite Aug. 24, 1900
After occupying his building on Kansas Avenue for 21 years, Mr. Casner moved his stock of tinware out Saturday and gave possession to H. Turner, who has bought the property. Tuesday work was commenced moving the old frame buildings out, and just as soon as this work is completed there will be a substantial stone store building erected.
The Severyite Jan. 2, 1902
Guy Casner, who is deaf and dumb, was taken to Eureka Tuesday and found insane in the probate court and will soon be taken to the asylum. Guy has been sick for some time and recently has made a number of attempts to injure his parents [Payton and Clara Casner]. He had been getting so violent in the past week that it was thought best for his own good and for the protection of his parents that he can be taken to the asylum where he can be treated.
The Severyite Aug. 17, 1916
PAYTON CASNER DEAD
Word was received here Sunday morning of the death the night before of Payton Casner at Hamilton, Kansas.
Mr. Casner was one of the first settlers of Severy, coming here in the 80s and running a tin shop and hardware store for a number of years, his old building being torn down about fifteen years ago to make room for the building now occupied by the Robinson Co., with their gents furnishing department. Mr. Casner went to Idaho a few years ago, returning to Severy on a visit about a year ago and from here going to Hamilton where he died at the age of about 75 years. He was buried at Hamilton.
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