William Henry Korns, son of Solomon

The images below document the ownership of the "Wyoming Derrick" newspaper by William H. Korns from April 15, 1895 to April 7, 1898. The sample newspaper page is dated before Mr. Korns owned the newspaper.

A biography of William H. Korns is provided on pages 89 & 90 of the 1949 book "The Genealogy of Michael Korns, Sr. of Somerset County Pennsylvania. In regards to the "Wyoming Derrick", the Korns book states "In the spring of 1895 the family moved to Casper, Wyoming, which was the terminal of the F. E. and M. V. R. R. and before oil had become the principal commodity of production. W. H. owned and edited the "Wyoming Derrick" and became the leader of the local Democrats in which has since been stated was the most bitterly fought political campaign in Natrona County."

Book title page

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