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Early Lisbon Residents
-information obtained by Michelle Savre from various articles from the Ransom County Gazette, ca1950s-



Post Office History
The Lisbon Post Office was established on January 2, 1880.
Postmasters and dates of appointments:
Joseph L. Colton, 23 Jan 1880
Joseph G. Duncan, 10 Nov 1881
Richard L. Bigger, 6 June 1883
Burritt B. Breed, 28 Sept 1885
John T. McAney, 19 November 1888
Charles E. Johnson 23 May 1890
Emmett S. Wisner 28 Sept 1893
Harry S. Oliver 12 Oct 1897
Edgar C. Lucas, 10 Feb 1910
Charles S. Ego 11 Aug 1914
Myron T. Davis 24 Nov 1920
James E. Jones, 15 Feb 1934

Early Lisbon Business Owners
M.P McArthur-came to Lisbon in 1882 and established McArthur and company, a hardware store. Mr. McArthur was born March 19, 1855 in Jamestown, NY.
John Kinan-built first store in July 1880. He was born in 1841 in New Brunswick, Canada. He was a grocer. Other groceries in Lisbon included J. Duncan's Cash Store and A.H. Moore & Son
P.J. Hennessy-operated the Lisbon Hotel in 1881
C.W. Kinney-operated the Lisbon Restaurant, which also included a bakery and confectionary.

John and "Rochey" (Benson) Challey-early Lisbon residents.
John Challey was born in Illinois and worked in the funeral and furniture business. He died in 1944
Ragnilda "Rochey"Benson was born in 1867 in Minnesota and died in 1964.
They had 10 children, all born in Lisbon.



Lisbon Oddfellows -1888

Back row: (left to right)Bill McQuegg, James Cole, John Challey, W.K. Lamb
Middle row: unknown
Front Row: W.L. Haupe, Louie Linstrom, W.A. Cole, R.M. Davis and Henry Lonien.

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