Editor of the Holt County Press (see Wm. KAUCHER
biography), and mayor of Oregon was born in Columbia County, N. Y.
on December 29, 1843. The family moved to Illinois in September, 1855.
SHUTTS received an academic education and lived at Joliet, Illinois
until coming to Missouri in May, 1864. He resided at Forest City, Holt
County about one year and taught school there. He moved to Oregon
in 1865 and began to study law with Daniel ZOOK.
He was admitted
to the bar in 1866 and practiced in Oregon until 1873. He then
moved to De Soto, Johnson County, Kansas where, for a short time,
he practiced law and taught. He returned to his law practice in
Oregon in 1873. In Aug., 1876 he purchased the Missouri Valley
Times newspaper and began the publication of the Holt County Press.
He was elected mayor of Oregon in 1875 and re-elected in 1876.
In the campaign of 1876, he was the Democratic candidate for representative
in the state legislature from Holt County, but was defeated, the
county being largely Republican. On May 6, 1868 he married Tillie
COLLINS, the daughter of S. C. COLLINS, one of the old residents
of Holt County
Source: "An Illustrated Historical Atlas Map, Holt County, MO.
Published by Brink, McDonough & Co., Philadelphia, 1877
Provided by Dave Roberts of Lyon County, Kentucky,
a former Holt County resident.