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J. W. Dolar

J. W. Dolar, popularly known as "Buck" Dolar, one of the successful citizens of Kemmerer, Wyoming, was born in 1862 at Paola, Kansas, the son of Andrew and Caroline (Huges) Dolar. Andrew Dolar was born in Pennsylvania. He was a shoemaker by trade and long conducted a shoe store at Paola, Kansas, and at another time one in Nashville, Ill., where he died in 1890 at the age of fifty-seven, being an original Democrat in politics and an old John Brown man. His chief interest was in his family, and he was married in Pottawatomie, Kansas, in which place he was a pioneer and built the first house. His wife, who was born in Virginia, is now living on a ranch about seven miles north of Granger, Wyo. J. W. Dolar at fifteen years attained his first employment in a livery stable at Nashville, Ill., where he continued in the livery line for twenty years, for the last four of them being in business for himself. Selling out at this place, he went to Trinidad, Colo., where be remained two years, then went to Granger, Wyo., and engaged in the sheep business, in which he continued for nine years, when selling his stock he moved to Kemmerer, Wyo., returned to his first love and has continued in the livery business here ever since. Mr. Dolar has always been a horse-trader and is fully imbued with the philosophy that characterizes the successful men of that vocation and it is by his good trading and successful investments that he has made his money. He is a Democrat in politics. He was first married in 1877 in Duquoin, Ill., to Mary C. Cowan, a native of Illinois, and a daughter of Isaac and Sarah Cowan. She died in 1890, leaving one son, John E. Dolar, and lies buried at Taylorsville, Ill. The present Mrs. Dolar was Martha Davis, also a native of Illinois.

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