Everest in Brown County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Honnell - Means Honor Garden
A Family Whose Roots Run Deep in Everest Community Spirit
1840 - 1919
1840 - Born in Shelby County, Ohio
1857 - Teacher in Ohio Schools
1861 - Captain in the Union Army
Injured at Chic[k]amauga
Shook President Lincoln's Hand
1870 - Bought a 160 Acre Farm Two Miles Southeast of Everest
1883 - One of the Everest City Founders
1901 - Founder and President of Union State Bank
1905 - Served Two Terms in the Kansas State Legislature
T. C. Honnell's life was a life of service. Service to his family, his community and his country and [sic] was illuminated by innumerable acts of kindness to those whose lives he touched. He enjoyed great success throughout his life, but his greatest heritage was his vast circle of friends.
1859 - 1944
1859 - Born in Southern Illinois
1880 - Teacher in Illinois Schools
1886 - Moved to Kansas and Earned a Teaching Degree at Emporia State
1896 - Moved to Everest and Became Principal of Everest High School
1898 - Married Maud Honnell (Daughter of Thomas Honnell and First Graduate of Everest
1903 - Joined Union State Bank
1907 - Founder of Everest Christian Church
1919 - President of Union State Bank, Board President - Everest Library, Director of the Everest City Band
H. M. Means' contributions were significant in shaping the town of Everest as it grew following the pioneer era. He was widely remembered as a man of integrity who upheld high personal standards in all dealings with his fellow men. He was a counselor and friend to all who knew him.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
Location. 39° 40.596′ N, 95° 25.467′ W. Marker is in Everest, Kansas, in Brown County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Street and Cedar Street, on the right when traveling north on 5th Street. Marker is in the Community Park and Honor Garden. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Everest KS 66424, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Everest Honor Garden (here, next to this marker); Everest 125th Anniversary (a few steps from this marker); Prairie Flower Garden (a few steps from this marker); The Founders of Everest (a few steps from this marker); The "Three Amigos" Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); School Bell - 1886 (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); First REA Project in Kansas (approx. 5.1 miles away); "Four Horsemen of the Lines" (approx. 5½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Everest.
Also see . . . Brown County, Kansas in Cutler's History (1883). (Submitted on October 12, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 12, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 340 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 12, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.