Adams
Aggneur
Allen
Allen
Aubly
Ayer
Bargman
Barkley
Beals
Beals
Beaver
Beaver
Bell
Bortner
Botleman
Brattain
Brown
Buckle
Bucklin
Bullock
Bunnell
Burrus
Button
Carr
Case
Catlin
Chandler
Chapman
Chilcott
Chilcott
Clark
Clark
Clarkson
Conrad
Cook
Cook
Cook
Cook
Cox
Crane
Crouch
Davidson
DeGeer
Demint
Denn
Dennie
DePugh
Dickerson
Dillworth
Doran
Downtain
Duncan
Edwards
Elder
Elliott
Ellis
Evans
Farely
Ferguson
Fishburn
Fisher
Fram
Frazier
Frazier
French
French
Fritzen
Gant
Gilbert
Glick
Griffith
Groendyke
Hahn
Haines
Hall
Hamilton
Hankins
Hansen
Hargis
Harmon
Harris
Heavalin
Henderson
Herr
Hesler
Higginbotham
Highberger
Hinman
Hittle
Hoag
Holliday
Hotzel
Howell
Hudson
Hull
Hull
Hull
Hutchins
Ingles
Jones
Kenedy
Kennedy
Kercheval
Keyes
Lambert
Lappin
Law
Law
Lee
Lee
Louden
Lowry
Lytle
Maffatt
Markam
Markey
Markey
Martin
Matthews
Matthews
Mawson
McAllister
McCoy
McElwain
McGarr
Meany
Medaris
Miller
Mills
Minas
Minnick
Moffitt
Moffitt
Moore
Morris
Mothey
Murdock
Murphy
Murphy
Musgrove
Myers
Nelson
Newman
Nichols
Nilson
Noah
Norwood
Omey
Owens
Owens
Painter
Painter
Parsons
Pearson
Perry
Perry
Perry
Perry
Potes
Proven
Riggins
Ringer
Ringer
Ritichie
Robinson
Romig
Romig
Root
Sanborn
Sears
Sellers
Shepherd
Smith
Smith
Sparks
Sparks
Stafford
Stanfield
Stevens
Stevens
Stockstill
Strong
Talbott
Taul
Thompson
Thompson
Thompson
Thompson
Trotter
Tucker
Tucker
VanBuskirk
VanSlyke
Vaughn
Wagoner
Weidner
Wheat
White
Wible
Wilcox
Willard
Williams
Williams
Wilson
Winkler
Winsett
Youmans
Young
Zimmerman

REEL #M806/KSHS Microfilm Collection

The Barber County Index was a weekly newspaper, published in Medicine Lodge beginning at the end of 1880. At the time this reel begins, Wednesday, January 6, 1892, W.G. Musgrove was Editor and Business Manager. After being with the Index for six years, Mr. Musgrove sold his interest to Leon E. Beals in May 1892. In August 1893, C.C. Hudson took over as Editor. By April of 1894,Painter and Herr had assumed control of the Index. Local news included coverage from the surrounding communities, as well as Medicine Lodge. This reel continues through April 24, 1895. The information has been copied as accurately as possible, but errors may still occur. Minor printing errors have been corrected, but otherwise the information is presented as it originally appeared. Please consult the individual reels to verify an item. I do not have any further information about these individuals or families. Contributed by Ellen Knowles Bisson (thebissons@worldnet.att.net)."


Jan 4, 1893
pg 3
Born: On November 22nd, to Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Law, a son. This item is a little late but as the boy is becoming a more important item every day, it is due to him that the public should hear of him. [Deerhead news]

Jan 11, 1893
pg 3, col 2
Born: To the wife of Norman Gilbert, a boy, on Monday, the 9thof January.
pg 3, col 3
Marriage License: Issued on the 9thto Jno. H. Allen and Miss Etha Tucker, of Eldred.
pg 3, col 3
Married: At the residence of the bride's parents in Lake City township, on Sunday last, Mr. Wm.Root and Miss Lillie Lappin.

Jan 18, 1893
pg 3, col 2
Born: A girl baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. C. Matthews near Lodi post office on Saturday, January 14th. Dr. Kociell in attendance.
pg 3, col 4
Married: We have been informed that a wedding took place on the quiet shores of Sand Creek on the 7that the office of Orlando Fritz, J.P. The contracting parties were Mr. Oathe Aggneur of Cleveland O. and Miss Ruby Higginbotham, of Hazelton, Kansas. From our acquaintance with the parties, it is safe to say that both have made a good choice, and we hope that their journey through life may be one of prosperity and happiness. We extend them our hearty congratulations. [Aetna news]

Jan 25, 1893
pg 3, col 2
Died: The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Matthews died Saturday night about 2 o'clock p.m.
pg 3, col 3
Died: Uncle Steve Dickerson, of Elm Mills township, after a long illness, succumbed to the Dread Destroyer, Saturday morning at 5 o'clock a.m. His remains were interred with appropriate ceremony in the cemetery at Medicine Lodge. Uncle Steve was one of our oldest and best settlers, a man respected by all his neighbors, a man zealous for whatever he believed to be right and just toward everybody. He was one of earth's humble and honest toilers, one adding to the resources and happiness, the comfort, luxuries and enjoyment of the land. We have lost a valuable citizen, a friend, one whom we must long remember and whose loss we must sincerely regret.

Feb 1, 1893
pg 3, col 4
Marriage License: Issued Monday to A.F. Fram and Minnie Ingles, both of Kiowa.
pg 3
Married: Hazelton Express - By Rev. J.E. Vick, on Saturday, Jan. 21st, at the residence of Mrs.Highberger in south Hazelton, Mr. Wm. Cox, of Wellington, to Mrs. Amanda Medaris, of Hazelton. The happy couple left for the home of the groom on Sunday, followed by the best wishes of all their friends.

Feb 8, 1893
pg 3, col 1
Married: Ed. Botleman, 7 miles northeast of town, and Miss Abbie Lambert were married at Anthony on Thursday, Feb. 2nd. They are deserving young people and have many friends who join us in extending congratulations and best wishes.
pg 3, col 3
Miss Mollie Chilcott was married to Mr. Walter Perry on Saturday night last, at the residence of the bride's parents, 6 miles southeast of town. Please accept our best wishes for a long and happy union.
pg 3, col 3
Born: To the wife of T.F. Sanborn, on the night of Tuesday, the 7th, a boy of 9 pounds weight, a young chemist, and an expert on ³solutions² and many other branches of chemical science. Dr. Gould in attendance.
pg 3, col 6
Died: We regret to announce the death of Miss Edith Bucklin, daughter of Geo. A. Bucklin, of Elm Mills township. She died in Pratt county, where she had been teaching school just west of Iuka. Her death occurred on Thursday night, February 2nd, after a protracted illness of 6 or 7 weeks with typhoid fever. A telegram was sent to her brother George, who was attending school at Harper, and he came home Friday to attend the last sad rites of his sister. Mr. Frank Proven and Miss MamieBeaver, old time friends, also went up from this city to pay the last tribute of friendship. The funeral took place Sunday at the Fairview school house, and the remains were laid to rest in the little ³home of the sleeping² at Coates. Miss Edith was one of our bright intelligent teachers, good and true, and beloved as well as admired by all who knew her. We extend our sympathy to her sorrowing friends in this, their sad hour of bereavement.

Feb 15, 1893
pg 3, col 1
Married: Wm. S. Cook and Mary E. Davidson were married at Hazelton on Monday, the 6thof February.
pg 3, col 3
Died: On Wednesday last, an old gentleman named J.E. Farely living northeast of Sharon.
pg 3, col 3
Born: Mr. Joe Gant is smiling and happy over a little girl at his house a week ago Monday.
pg 3, col 3
Died: Fannie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Elder, died Friday evening. The funeral services occurred Saturday afternoon, Rev. Cain officiating. The deceased was aged 4 years and 2 months. The profound sympathy of the community follows the bereaved parents in losing the bright light of the household.
pg 3, col 3
Died: Mr. Wilson G. Strong, a brother of Mrs. J.Q. Wheat, passed over the dark river of death on Thursday the 9th, after a long siege of pain and suffering. Mr. Strong has not been long from Iowa, where he has lived for 20 years. He came here last spring to visit his sister and look at the country, and took a claim down in the new country which was then opened for settlement. It was there that he contracted his first illness, through exposure, and after arriving here he grew steadily worse until death claimed him and brought relief from care and pain. The funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church, conducted by Rev. Hahn, on Saturday, the 11th.

Feb 22, 1893
pg 3, col 2
Married: At the office of the probate judge, Feb. 20th, Eugene R. Bullock and Miss Lillie L. Owens, both of Sun City.
pg 3, col 2
Died: Miss Daisy Fishburn, a daughter of Jack Fishburn, aged 11 years and 4 months, about 11 o'clock Wednesday night last, passed over the dark river to take up her abode in a better land. The loss of one of the family circle is felt by the poor and the rich, the old and the young, great and small, and all can feel sorrow and sympathy for the bereaved parents. The earthly remains were laid to rest on Friday, after appropriate services. Her teacher, Miss Thomas, and her classmates wove a beautiful wreath of flowers as a parting tribute, and were among her most sincere mourners.

Mar 1, 1893
pg 3, col 2
Born: A.D. Dennie will leave the alliance. Cause, a girl baby Thursday last. And @ col 3: Mr. A.D. Dennie, of Sharon, will remove shortly to the farm of Harvey Elliott, southeast of town.
pg 3, col 3
Died: On Friday night, Verda Lillie Cook, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.M. Cook, who recently came to our city to make their home. Death comes when least expected. Morning came and little Verda was found in her final sleep, as beautiful and smiling as though taking but a short and peaceful slumber. The deep sympathy of the community has been very manifest. The funeral services were conducted on Sunday morning by Rev. Archer.

Mar 15, 1893
pg 3, col 2
Birthday: An intended surprise on Miss Etta Beaver in honor of her 15thbirthday developed Monday night in the shape of an evening party. Her many friends gathered to celebrate the occasion and make evening merry. We can only hope that this pleasant inauguration to the new year of her life will be indicative of the happiness of the entire year.
pg 3, col 4
Married: March 10th, Mrs. Elizabeth Tucker and Mr. George Willard, both parties of this place. The ceremony was performed in the south part of town. The groom realizing the fact of his increasing responsibilities, proceeded to his daily labor, being married before eight o'clock a.m.
pg 3, col 5
Died: Mr. John Crouch, aged 27 years, so well known to many of our people and so favorably known, succumbed to gradually encroaching disease, with which he has been afflicted for the past two years, and Friday morning about 10 o'clock passed to his final rest. The funeral services were conducted at his home in Elm Mills township by Rev. Cain, and he was interred in the graveyard at this place on Saturday afternoon. He leaves many friends who regret his loss and hold in memory the kindest recollections for him.
pg 3
Died: Last night at 12:30, Mrs. W.W. Hull, after several days of intense suffering, passed away. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to her husband and relatives. And @ Mar 22, pg 3, col 3: The remains of Mrs. W.W. Hull, whose death was so sad and so sudden were interred Friday last, attended by many sorrowing friends. Mrs. Hull, during her short stay among us, made many friends. The services were conducted by Rev. Irwin. On Saturday, her husband, mother, sister and brother, the latter having come from Chicago, sorrowfully returned to Kiowa.
pg 3
Born: A little girl came to grace the home of John Murphy on the 10th.

Mar 22, 1893
pg 3, col 3
Married: At the Grand Hotel by the probate judge, March 20th, Arthur G. Groendyke and Miss Emma Talbott.
pg 3, col 3
Married: A license was issued March 20thfor the marriage of John L. Weidner to Miss Birdie B.Lowry. They were married yesterday.

Apr 5, 1893, pg 3, col 4
Died: ³By the Death Bed of Mrs. Hattie E. Moffitt² - Our beloved one grew worse on the morning of March 29th, and told us all that she would never recover and wanted something done to relieve her suffering. But nothing could be done. She said she wanted her youngest sister to take her children, for she wanted them raised Christians. She left them in God's care. She said she knew if the Lord took her, He would care for her, He would care for her three little babes. At about 2 p.m. of the 29th, she said she wanted to sing, ³God be with you till we meet again.² She started the song and sang it through. Death had dimmed her eyes till she could scarcely see, but her voice was clear and without a tremor. When she had finished the song, she requested her uncle, J.R. Winters, to pray. She seemed to be in a hurry. After prayer, she desired to get up and go to her husband. She was perfectly calm, had not a tear nor a tremor in her voice, the glory of God shown in her countenance. She told us all not to be excited, it was only death, which was welcome and a great relief to her. No tongue can describe the glory which enveloped her soul. When she was taken to her husband's bed (he is a consumptive), a heart rending scene followed. There were no tears shed by her. She told him to meet her in heaven and kissed him good-bye with a perfect calmness. When taken back to her bed, she sank into a heavy sleep from which she never revived for several hours. When she did, she was singing and talking. Just before she died she wanted to kiss her mother and little babe and called one of the other two children. She laid her head on her mother's breast and sang, ³I've anchored by Soul in the Haven of Rest,² in which her mother and sister joined. She became unconscious and died after an hour of terrible of suffering. She would have been 31 years old April 1st. She had been living a quiet Christian life for nearly 7 years, and was much beloved by all. She endured her suffering without a murmur or complaint. She leaves father, mother, husband and three little children, four sisters and two brothers, and a large circle of friends to mourn her departure. Rev. J.M. Archer, of Medicine Lodge, preached her funeral on Friday afternoon, March 31st, in Lake City church, to a large congregation, from Job 14, 14.

Apr 12, 1893, pg 3, col 3
Married: At the probate judge's office, on Monday, the 10th, Wm. W. Ritichie and Miss Mary F.Taul, of Sun City. Accept our best wishes.

Apr 19, 1893
pg 3, col 2
Married, on Sunday last, before the Probate Judge, Sterling Brown and Miss Mollie Williams, both of this place.
pg 3, col 2
Married: Mr. H.C. Hull, living near Kiowa, and Miss Olive McCoy were married at the residence of the bride's parents in this city, Sunday last. The pastor of the Presbyterian church officiated. We extend our best wishes.
pg 3, col 3
Died: Mrs. Margaret Thompson, aged 83 years, died at this place on the 7th, after a long continued illness. She left a number of children, Mrs. J.H. Owens, Orin and Marion Thompson, of Parsons, and a son in Missouri. The remains were taken to Princeton, Missouri, for interment. Mr. J.H. Owens and Orin Thompson accompanying. They return on Tuesday of last week.
pg 3, col 4
Married: Ira Howell and Miss Maudie Downtain were married, yesterday evening at the Grand Hotel by Judge Stevens. The parties are from the south part of the county; and their many friends will doubtless wish them the greatest of joy and happiness.
pg 3, col 4
Died: April 17, 1893, at his home one mile east of Medicine Lodge, Kansas, Richard M. Sparks. Mr. Sparks was born May 4, 1829, near Raleigh, North Carolina. His father moved to Cooper county, Missouri, in 1836, where he spent the major portion of his life, and on January 8th, 1850, married Mary Duncan ; the fruits of their marriage was thirteen children, eleven of whom are living. He joined the Christian church in 1871, in LaFayette county, Mo., and has been a constant member ever since. Mr. Sparks came to this county in 1880 with stock and in 1886 moved his family. Barber county loses one of her valued citizens, a devoted husband, a kind an affectionate father. This separation, how severe! The aged wife, brother and sister may weep, but not as those who have no hope. The affectionate wife, in mournful solitude may pass her remaining days, but the hopeful expectation of meeting again in that house not made with hands, eternal in the Heavens, will surely comfort and sustain her sinking spirit until the kind messengers are sent to waft those bereaved ones to the same home above. Signed: AN OLD FRIEND. And also in the same column: The funeral of Richard M. Sparks was held at 10 o'clock today. Rev. Irvin preached the sermon. Conveyances were provided for all those wishing to attend and were in waiting at the Presbyterian church. The pall bearers were T.A. McClearey, Geo. W. Stevens, W.T. Rouse, C.B. Currie, S.K.W. Field and T.L. O'Bryan.

Apr 26, 1893
pg 3, col 4
Married: Mr. Bunnell, Harmon's popular cashier, played a quiet surprise on the community last week by slipping away to Kansas City in the disguise of an old bachelor without hope or fancy,, and returning hitched in a double harness. Such surprises, while we always have a sense of chagrin at being fooled, nevertheless call for most hearty congratulations. The happy bride was Miss Lizzie R. Miller, of Kansas City. The ceremony was performed on Tuesday, April 18th, at the residence of the bride's sister, by Rev. Dr. Hopkins, pastor of the First Congregational church of Kansas City. Mr. Bunnell and wife have immediately gone to keeping house in the brick across the street from Mr. Cameron's on Walnut street. May wedded life for both be happy and joyful.
pg 3, col 5
Died: Mr. Maffatt died at his home in Lake City last week. His wife preceded him about a month. Mr. Maffatt leaves three little children who are now fatherless and motherless. Rev. Archer delivered the funeral address. [Note: It is likely that the death of Mrs. Hattie Moffitt, reported on Apr 5, 1893, above, was the wife of this gentleman.]
pg 3, col 6
Married: Yesterday evening by the probate judge John E. Mothey, of Hodgman county, and WyothaMinas, of Kingman county, both strangers here.
pg 3, col 7
Marriage license: Issued yesterday to Mr. Wilburn H. Haines, of Wellington, and Miss Mary F.Button, of this place. And at May 3, pg 3, col 4 Married: At the residence of Mr. J.W. Potes, on Tuesday night of last week, William Haines and Mary Button, Rev. Cain officiating. The former home of both was Kiowa and their standing there was good. Mr. Wm. Haines lives now at Winfield, for which place they departed, Wednesday. May good fortune go with them and stay with them.
pg 3, col 8
Died: Death seems to be claiming more than its fair proportion this year of the citizens of Barber county. We are now called to record the death of Mrs. Francis Harmon, wife of W.H. Harmon. The immediate cause of her death was heart failure and pneumonia. Mrs. Harmon had, however, been a sufferer for many years with no prospect of recovery. The deceased was 30 years of age and a native of Pennsylvania. She was married to Mr. Harmon 10 years ago at Homer, Michigan. After a short service at the residence, Saturday, attended by the friends of the family, the remains were quiet interred in the city graveyard. Occupying, as she and her husband did, a prominent place in the life of the community, her loss is much felt for her sorrowing husband and friends.

May 3, 1893, pg 3, col 5
Died: Death has made another call in our midst, and this time it was to take from us our fellow citizen, Mr. Joseph Ringer, who has been so seriously ill with consumption for the past year or two. He died Sunday at half after ten and the funeral occurred Monday about 11 o'clock. He leaves a wife and several children, who deserve all the sympathy and assistance the community can give them.

May 10, 1893, pg 3, col 3
Died: Nancy E. Chandler, well known as ³Grandma Chandler,² one of our oldest residents, and a woman respected and beloved by the many who knew her, suddenly dropped away on Wednesday, May 3rd, 1893. She was 78 years of age. Mrs. Chandler had been in poor health for some time, having suffered from a stroke of paralysis last winter. At the time of her death, she was living with her son, T.B. Stockstill, a few miles southwest of Sharon. Her death was very sudden, caused by heart failure. While walking about the house, she fell suddenly, and by the time the family reached her, she was unconscious. After a quiet funeral service at the home of Mr. Stockstill, she was interred in the cemetery of Medicine Lodge on Thursday. She leaves several children: Mr. T.B. Stockstill, with whom she was living; Mr. J.B. Stockstill at Tologa, Oklahoma, and a daughter in Missouri. Another son has preceded her.

May 17, 1893, pg 3, col 3
Died: Mr. A.R. Crane, who has many friends in the neighborhood of Deerhead, died recently at his home in Verdin, Ill. His son-in-law, Mr. Holliday and Colts, who have had charge of his ranch, have returned in consequence.

May 24, 1893,
pg 3, col 1
Born: A fine girl baby arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Doran, on Monday, the 22nd.
pg 3, col 1
Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. George Newman celebrated their wooden wedding anniversary yesterday. Quite a few of their country friends spent the day with them.
pg 3, col 2
Born: To the wife of J.W. Markey, on May 17th, a little girl. Dr. Karr in attendance.
pg 3, col 3
Died: Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton's youngest child died Sunday, and was buried Monday.
pg 3, col 4
Born: A bouncing boy, weighing about ten pounds, was added to the family of A.C. French on Monday night. Dr. Karr officiated. [See below @ Jun 14, for death of Mrs. French.]
pg 3, col 4
Died: The two weeks old baby of John Keyes, near Elm Mills, died Sunday and was buried in the graveyard at this place, Monday.

May 31, 1893
pg 3, col 1
Born: Dr. Karr reports a girl baby born to Mrs. Martha Shepherd, on May 24th.
pg 3, col 1
Married: Mr. George Sellers and Miss Nona White, both of Valley township, were married last Saturday. We join the many in wishing them joy and happiness through married life.
pg 3, col 1
Died: Mrs. Libbie Hutchins died at her home seven miles west of Sun City, on May 21st. She leaves a husband and little baby, and a host of friends who will mourn her sad departure. Mrs. J. Wm.Markey of this city was an only sister.
pg 3, col 2
Born: A girl baby was born to the wife of Jarred Hoag, on Friday, May 26th. Dr. Kociell in attendance.
pg 3, col 2
Marriage License: Issued on May 26thto Mr. Jas. E. Frazier, of McAdoo township, to wed Miss Ollie E. Allen, of Turkey creek township. [See further details at June 7thbelow.]
pg 3, col 2
Born: Mr. and Mrs. Tonk Mills are the happy parents of a new girl, at their home in Lake City. Tonk was in town Monday with a supply of cigars. [See Jan 16, 1895 for death of Mrs. Mills.]
pg 3, col 2
Married: At the residence of the bride's parents, near Deerhead, on Thursday, May 25th, Luther S.McElwain to Cora, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. DeGeer. Rev. Pedrick officiating. They have a large circle of friends who wish them God speed on their journey through married life. The Index extends its best wishes for a bright and happy life. pg 3, col 5
Died: Louie C. Norwood, nee Demint, died at the home of her husband, W.J. Norwood, in Cedar township, of a complication of diseases after an illness of only four or five days. Deceased was born in Union county, Iowa, near Afton, April 26, 1872, and she passed on to that better land 1:35 a.m., May 25, 1893, aged 21 years and 23 days. She moved to this county with her parents in 1884 and in her sixteenth year she united with the United Brethren church at Crisfield, and has since lived a consistent Christian life. She was married in 1889 and leaves a husband, a dear little boy and girl, father, mother, two brothers and three sisters, besides numerous other friends to mourn her loss. Rev. Ella Tharp, of Attica, preached the funeral sermon at the Presbyterian church at Hazelton, from these words: ³In my Father's house are many mansions.² The remains were interred in the Rose Hill cemetery at Hazelton. [Memorial poem follows.] [Deceased's first name is transcribed as printed.]

Jun 7, 1893
pg 3, col 1
Died: Fanny L. Evans, daughter of H.C. and Dora H. Evans, of brain fever, at 11 o'clock p.m., Friday June 2nd, aged 15 years, 10 months, 12 days, at Riverview, three miles west of Lake City. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Pedrick, of the M.E. church, Lake City, at the residence of the deceased's parents, Sunday, June 4th, at 11 o'clock a.m. The parents have the sympathies of their friends in this their sad bereavement.
pg 3, col 2
Married: In this city by Rev. Archer of the M.E. church, at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Potes, on Sunday at 2 o'clock, June 4, 1893, Mr. L.D. Elliott and Miss Iness Potes. Miss Potes is the accomplished daughter of our county treasurer, and is one of the bright young ladies of our city, and is esteemed very highly by all who know her. Mr. Elliott is one of Barber county's energetic young farmers near Kiowa, who has numerous friends who, with the Index, will wish him and his bride prosperity and happiness, and may their fondest anticipations be realized in the future. The wedding was a very quiet one, only a few intimate friends being present.
pg 3, col 2
Married: At the residence of Mr. John Frazier, a quiet wedding took place on Sunday, May 28th, 1893, Mr. James E. Frazier and Miss Ollie B. Allen, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony, Mr. L.B. Bell officiating. Miss Allen has many friends in this community where she has been teaching school the past winter. Mr. Frazier is a well known young farmer who has resided with his brother, John Frazier, for the past three years. After the ceremony and congratulations, the guests repaired to the dining room where a table was bountifully spread with the richest viands prepared by Mrs. John Frazier. It is not definitely known where the young people will reside, but wherever they go they have the best wishes of the community for they have a host of friends.
pg 3, col 2
Birthday: Miss Grace Hankins, daughter of A.S. Hankins, who resides on Driftwood, southwest of this place, was agreeably surprised Friday evening, May 26th, her eighteenth birthday, by arriving home from a short visit to one of her friends to find a large party of select friends gathered awaiting her arrival. A very pleasant evening was spent in playing games and music. The festivities of the evening were enhanced by the hostess preparing a supper at the midnight hour which consisted of ice cream, lemonade, cake, oranges, etc., served at the table profusely decorated with roses and other flowers of the season. A number of games were afterward enjoyed. Miss Grace was the recipient of many beautiful presents. At a late hour the party after many good wishes adjourned taking with them beautiful flowers as a remembrance of a pleasant evening.
pg 3, col 3
Born: Mr. and Mrs. Lew VanBuskirk are the proud parents of an eleven pound girl that arrived at their home last Sunday. Dr. Karr, master of ceremonies.
pg 3, col 3
Born: To Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Lee, four and a half miles northeast of town, last Friday morning, two baby girls, weighing six pounds each. At this writing, the twins are not getting along quite as well as might be expected. [See Jul 19 at pg 3, col 2, for death of one of these babies.]

Jun 14, 1893, pg 3, col 3
Died: In this city, last Friday afternoon about 2 o'clock, Mrs. M.H. French. She leaves a husband with six little children, the baby being but about three weeks old. Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon by Rev. Irvin, of the Christian church.

Jun 21, 1893
pg 3, col 1
Married: Uncle Ben Vaughn and wife returned from their wedding trip to Comanche county last Thursday evening. Mr. Vaughn was married at the residence of Mrs. Joe Ringer, in this city, Sunday, June 11th, by the probate judge, to Mrs. Anna M. Moore.
pg 3, col 2
Married: Mr. O.N. Hittle, of Kiowa, and Miss Mary Hotzel, of Emporia, were married at Kiowa, on Sunday, June 11th.
pg 3, col 2
Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Markam, south of town, on Sunday, June 18th, a girl baby. Dr. Moore in attendance.
pg 3, col 3
Married: At Lake City, last Thursday evening, Mr. W.K. Nichols, to Miss Mattie A. Barkley. The usual congratulations are extended for a long and happy life.

Jun 28, 1893, pg 3, col 1
Born: To Mrs. Jack Dillworth, on the 26th, a boy baby. He only weighs twelve pounds. Mr. Dillworth is absent from home, but will undoubtedly be met with a pleasant reception when he comes.

July 5, 1893
pg 3, col 1
Born: In this city, July 2nd, a boy baby to Mr. and Mrs. S.J. Adams.
pg 3, col 1
Miss Bessie Williams, whom many of her former friends well remember, was married at Kansas City, last Thursday, to Mr. H.H. Bargman, of that city. There are many here who wish her a happy life.
pg 3, col 1
Died: Report has reached us this morning of the death of Mrs. H.H. Case. Mrs. Case has long been supposed to be beyond recovery with consumption, but was recently showing what seemed to be signs of improvement.
pg 3, col 1
Married: By Rev. Ogg, at the Free Methodist church, on Friday evening last, Mr. Jacob Aubly and Miss Mable Mawson. Both parties are well known and respected, and we can only wish them as near unalloyed happiness as the ups and downs of this world will permit.

Jul 12, 1893
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Died: Our community was surprised and shocked Monday morning by the announcement of the death of one of our fellow citizens, Mr. J.R. Young. Mr. Young was aged 59 years, 11 months, and 13 days, and died at his home in Medicine Lodge, at 8:20 p.m., Sunday, July 9th, 1893. He had been a resident of our town for about six years past, having come here from Iowa, where he was known all over the state, as one of the popular drummers of Iowa, going there under the familiar appellation of ³Jim.² His funeral services were held at his home on Tuesday morning, at 10 o'clock, under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity. Rev. J.M. Archer delivered the funeral sermon and many friends attended the remains to the grave to pay their last sad homage to the dead, and show their sympathy for the family, left without husband and father. Mr. Young leaves a wife and two children to mourn his loss.
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Married: On Monday, before the probate judge of Barber county, Mr. Chas. G. Morris and Miss Ada J.Clark, both living in Harper county, north of Attica.

Jul 19, 1893
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Died: Monday afternoon, one of the infant twin children of Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Lee's, northeast of town, and was buried in the cemetery at this place, yesterday afternoon.
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Born: Is he proud? Well, yes, ever since Friday night. It is not a voter, but it is a heavy weight, fat and pretty, and papa will now probably become a cantankerous woman's rights man on the principle that she is smart enough to vote. Papa, well that's Harry Stevens. Just ask him about it.

Jul 26, 1893
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Born: To the wife of Joe Zimmerman, on Friday evening last, a girl baby. The boys is doing well, but the mother is poorly.
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Died: At her home in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, July 21st, 1893, of congestion of the bowels, Mary A., wife of Lewis F. Pearson, in the 36thyear of her age. Mary A. Harris was born at Independence, Missouri, February 9th, 1858. She was married to Lewis F. Pearson, August 15th, 1880. At the early age of 15, she professed her faith in Jesus as her savior, and was baptized and united with the Baptist church at her home. She, with her husband, moved to Medicine Lodge, Kansas, in 1881, where they were still residing at the time of her death. Two daughters have been born to them, who, with the husband, remain to mourn the loss of a faithful wife and devoted mother. Edith, 12 years of age, and little Ethel, three and a half years of age. In the 1888, sister Pearson moved her membership to the Baptist church of Medicine Lodge, where it remained at the time of her death. She expressed to those who were with her during her last illness and frequently to her husband, her readiness to go when the Master should call. Medical aid, and the kindest of attention was given her, in hopes of her recovery, but the Lord had otherwise ordered, and surrounded by many friends and her dear family, she took her departure to that ³house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.² Her mind being clear to the last moment, she gave directions in regard to her children and urged each one of her family to meet her in heaven. Little Ethel received the last kiss from her lips. Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord.

Aug 2, 1893
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Born: If Jacob Romig does step a little higher in the atmosphere lately, his friends should excuse him. The following will explain: Born, to the wife of Jacob Romig, Jr., on Friday, the 28thof July, 1893, a fine boy. Child and mother are both doing finely. There is some dispute whether the boy is republican or populist, but whether he is trying to yell ³Stand up for Kansas,² or to simply howl calamity, he has a good strong pair of lungs and promises to make a robust intelligent American citizen.
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Born: To the wife of Alfred Romig, on the 18th, a boy. Politics unknown.
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Married: By the probate judge, at the residence of Mrs. D.S. Gregg, on July 29th, Mr. C.C. Perry and Miss Lizzie McGarr.
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Married: By the probate judge at his office, on the 31stday of July, Adams S. Law and Mrs. LottieHeavalin, all of Eagle township.
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Family reunion: The Cook family, consisting of seven sons [sic, see correction], are now together for the first time in many years, brought together by the sad call to their mother's sick bed. Grandma Cook as everybody speaks of her, seems to take her affliction with a spirit of Christian resignation, considering it but a trial through which we all must pass sooner or later. She presents an example of faith in the future and resignation to divine will that is encouraging to those of religious profession and belief. The profoundest sympathy of the community is constantly with her in her affliction. We should have said five sons and two daughters. [See below @ Aug 15, 1893, pg 3, col 4 for death of Mrs. Mary A. Cook.]

Aug 9, 1893
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Pete Nelson, Sunday, a boy.
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Died: Last Sunday, of abscess of the brain: Arthur Hall, two and a half miles southwest of town, aged 22 years. He leaves a widowed mother and a brother 12 years old.

Aug 16, 1893
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Martin, Monday night, a fine boy. Dr. Burney.
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Died: Dr. Ayer received the sad intelligence Saturday that his daughter, Mrs. Emma Roy Hansen, had died on August 8th, at Trinidad, Colorado. Her two months old baby died about seven hours afterward. She was the wife of Pete Hansen, a former contractor of this city, with whom most of our people are acquainted. The double loss will fall heavily upon Mr. Hansen, who, with others of the family, has the sympathy of old friends here.
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Born: A fine girl baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. Tom Murphy last Thursday. Pixley town lots will not prepare for a boom.
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Died: Monday, after a short illness of one day, the six year old son of Mrs. Hull, who is here from Arkansas on a visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Moreland.
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Marriage License: The probate judge issued a marriage license last Thursday to W.B. Clarkson, of Woodward, I.T., and Miss Fannie McAllister of Kiowa. Mr. Clarkson keeps the railroad hotel at Woodward and is a genial, good fellow. Miss McAllister is the accomplished daughter of R. McAllister, a leading dry goods merchant of Kiowa, and will be missed in society circles. It is probable that before this time they are joined in the bonds of wedlock and have started for a wedding tour to the [Chicago] World's Fair. May joy and prosperity attend them.
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Died: ³Mary A. Cook² - After lingering for weeks between the lights and shadows on the brink of the dark river, Mrs. Mary A. Cook passed into the great beyond last Monday at 2 p.m., aged 73 years, 10 months and 3 days. She has been a patient sufferer from enlargement of the liver, being taken to her bed on the 22ndof June last. At the beginning of the critical period some three or four weeks ago, all her children were summoned to her bedside, it being her request to see them all before she died. ³Grandma Cook,² as she was called, has lived a faithful Christian and all through her last illness has welcomed death as a happy release from the trials here below. Her diadem on the other shore will shine with the bright jewels of a noble Christian life, fitly representative of a triumphant victory over the sins of the world. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church yesterday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J.M. Archer.
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Died: ³Bernard Augustus Thompson² - ³Gus² Thompson, as he was familiarly known, succumbed at last to the dread destroyer, consumption, and departed this life Monday at 6:00 p.m., at the age of 19 years, 11 months and 18 days. For some years he has been declining with relentless disease, but was taken considerably worse this summer and death has been expected for some time. Besides his sorrowing relatives, he leaves a large number of friends who sincerely mourn his untimely death. Services were conducted at the Christian church at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon by Rev. J.C. Irvin.
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. N.E. Burrus, on Friday morning, August 11th, a girl. Mother and child doing nicely. [Kiowa news]
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Died: John Louden, a well known farmer in the vicinity of Hazelton, died Thursday night of typhoid fever. He was taken to Anthony for interment. [Kiowa news]

Aug 23, 1893
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Born: Clarence Thompson was parading the streets Saturday with added vim to his gait owing to the arrival of a boy at his place.
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Married: Anthony Republican - On the 16th, by the Rev. H. Chas. Dunsmore and in his study at Hotel Bennett, Mr. J.W. Winsett and Miss Anna L. Smith, both of Kiowa. The happy couple left the following morning for St. Louis, Missouri.
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Married: At the residence of George Myers, in this city, Sunday, by Probate Judge Stevens, William A. Myers of Medicine Lodge and Miss Emma L. Kenedy of Sharon.

Aug 30, 1893, pg 3, col 2
Marriage License: Issued yesterday to Enoch Hesler and Miss Anna Glick, both of Mingona. They are to be married this afternoon.

Sep 6, 1893
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Born: At Kiowa, Saturday morning, to Mr. and Mrs. T.P. Wilson, a nine pound girl. It is said that the mayor very properly celebrated the event by making an address of welcome and extending to himself the freedom of the city.

Sep 13, 1893
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Married: By Probate Judge Stevens, on Wednesday of last week, Louis B. Omey and Miss MelvinaDePugh, both of Little Mule Creek, near Lodi. ³Doc² Omey, as he is commonly called, has been raised among the hills and dales of western Barber, his parents having moved to this county in 1879. The bride is a sister of John and Harvey DePugh and Mrs. Anna Edwards, of this county, and has been a popular young lady of her neighborhood. The newly wedded couple will live on what is known as the Omey place until they move to their future home near Kingfisher, Ok. Territory.
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Married: Luther Fisher and Miss Alice Buckle were married by the Probate Judge last Wednesday. Parties are of Polk county, Missouri.
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Married: A very pleasant wedding occurred at the residence of Rev. W.A. Cain, pastor of the Baptist church, on Sunday, at 10 o'clock a.m., the contracting parties being Phillip J. Meany, of Chicago, Illinois, and Carrie K. Robinson, of Medicine Lodge. Mr. Meany lived in Barber county some years ago and is spoken of by those who knew him to be a very fine young man. He is now in the U.S. mail service, running between Chicago and Kansas City. Miss Robinson has resided in Barber county for a number of years and is loved by all who have former her acquaintance for her sweet winning manner and her lady-like bearing in all the walks of life. Long may the young couple share each other's confidence and esteem, and pluck many a rose to cheer them in life's journey. They have the best wishes of a large circle of friends.

Sep 20, 1893, pg 3, col 1
Died: Mrs. Lida Hargis died at her home near Lake City last Sunday, of an ailment resembling lockjaw. She was buried Sunday in the Lake City cemetery, the funeral being largely attended by sorrowing friends. Mr. Hargis desires to thank the people who so kindly lent their assistance during his wife's sickness.
Died: Monday, September 4th, Mrs. Mollie Perry, wife of Walter Perry and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Chilcott. Funeral services were held from the Christian church yesterday afternoon.

Sep 27, 1893
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Married: The marriage of Rev. A.F. Smith and Miss Lucy A. Hahn, announced some time ago, was solemnized at the Presbyterian church last Wednesday evening, Rev. R. Hahn officiating. The newly wed couple started Thursday for Centralia, Mo., where Mr. Smith is stationed as pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church.
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Parsons, Saturday, a fine girl. Dr. Gould.

Oct 11, 1893
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Married: A marriage license was issued last Saturday to D.G. Fritzen and Miss Edna PearlThompson, of Lake City. Dave's friends over the country at large had become of the opinion that he had concluded to settled down in confirmed bachelordom, and will be quite agreeably surprised at the news of his marriage. Miss Thompson is a talented and beautiful young lady and will grace any circle of society with which she may be associated. The wedding occurs today. And also Oct 18, pg 3, col 1: The marriage of D.G. Fritzen and Miss Pearl Thompson occurred last Wednesday as announced by the Index last week, and the bridal party started immediately for Chicago and other points on their wedding tour.

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Married: At the residence of the bride's parents, at 7:00 p.m., Sunday: Mr. Charles C. Painter and Miss Clara B. Minnick, Rev. Archer performing the ceremony. The wedding was a quiet affair, only a few intimate friends of the contracting parties being present. The groom has been very unostentatious, as becomes a printer, and lost no time on account of the important event. We hope the marital life of Mr. and Mrs. Painter may be commensurate with the happiness they now enjoy.

Oct 18, 1893, pg 3, col 1
Died: The three weeks old child of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Trotter, of Bear Creek, died last Thursday morning, complaint unknown.

Oct 25, 1893
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Marriage License: Issued by the county clerk Monday to Wm. Ferguson and Beula Henderson, both of Kiowa.
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Married: Charley Sparks'friends will be interested to learn that he is to be married today in Kingfisher.
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. F.P. Conrad, Saturday Oct. 21st, a girl. Dr. Karr.
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Died: Eugene Youmans received the sad intelligence yesterday that Mrs. Stevens had died Monday evening at 7:30, at the residence of her sister near Chilt, Illinois. The particulars of her death are particularly sad. She has been visiting relatives for several weeks and was ready to start home at the time she was stricken down with paralysis. Judge Stevens started last Tuesday, Harry Stevens and Mrs. Eugene Youmans on Thursday and Mrs. J.C. Jones on Sunday, for her bedside, to see mother for the last time on earth. Mrs. Stevens was beloved by all her many friends who extend a heartfelt sympathy to the suddenly bereaved family in their affliction. Mr. Stevens and the others who are there are expected home this week. [Memorial resolutions @ Nov 1, 1893, pg 3, col 4.]

Nov 1, 1893
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Died: We received the intelligence too late for publication last week that Ben R. Wible, a young man who resided for several years in Eagle township, had died of typho-pneumonia at his home near Hennessey, O.T., on the 17th. His parents moved to this county in 1885, when he was but eleven years of age. His father died in 1888 and since that time Ben had worked hard for the support of the family. He moved to Oklahoma with his mother last year, but has been in this county most of the time since, at work. By all of his many friends, he was known to be an honest, industrious and persevering boy and they are pained to learn that with such a foundation for a life of honor and success, he should be stricken down while just emerging into promising manhood. The many friends of the family in this county extend to the bereaved ones their sincere sympathy.

Nov 8, 1893, pg 3, col 1
Married: A very quiet wedding occurred at the residence of C.I. Hinman, Tuesday, the high contracting parties being Prof. Oma Carr and Miss Blanche Kercheval. Mr. Carr has been a chemist at the government sugar mill for several seasons and during that time has made many strong friends. Miss Kercheval is a daughter of Mrs. Hinman, a very popular and estimable young lady and a favorite in society circles. Only a very few friends of the family were present and Mr. and Mrs. Carr left on the afternoon train for their new home in Washington, D.C. The best wishes of many friends go with them.

Nov 15, 1893
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Leon Beals, Monday afternoon, a twelve pound boy. Dr. Moore officiating. The healthy size of the young barrister occasions a just pride to manifest itself in our county attorney, and the fact of Mr. Beals being an ex-editor of the Index causes us to take considerable pride in the circumstances ourselves. Twelve pound boys at that age are very scarce.
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B.T. Kennedy, who has been sick so long, passed away at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Bell, in the village of Sharon on Thursday, the ninth day of November, 1893, at 9 o'clock and 30 minutes, p.m. He was born in the state of Kentucky, June 27, 1813. He was aged eighty years, four months and thirteen days. He resided most of his life in Iowa. [Sharon news]

Dec 6, 1893
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Died: At 1:50 a.m., Saturday, December 2nd, J.W. Lytle, aged 76 years, 5 months and 17 days. Mr. Lytle had been a paralytic sufferer for several years, the first stroke occurring exactly eight years previous to the day of his death. Funeral services were held at the Baptist chapel at 11 o'clock Sunday morning, conducted by Rev. W.A. Cain.
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Married: James Griffith and Miss Kate Stanfield, of Nippawalla township, were married at the residence of Mr. Stanfield last Sunday.
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Died: Monday, at her home near Elm Mills, Mrs. Wm. Riggins. She was buried in the city cemetery yesterday afternoon, short services being held at the grave. The sorrowing family have the sympathy of many earnest friends.
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Ellis, a daughter. Dr. Davis in attendance.

Dec 13, 1893
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Born: Mr. and Mrs. Louis Nilson are the parents of an attractive young lady who arrived Thursday morning.
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Married: Thos of the Index readers who were acquainted with that genial young ex-member of the force, Irvin H. Stafford, would hardly have suspected that the matrimonial wave would so soon engulf his handsome form. But it has. He was married at Wichita last Wednesday to Miss KateChapman, a Coldwater lady of high social standing. From there they went to Marshall, Oklahoma, to remain for a time. Irv has a claim in the Strip upon which he has a good house built, and as soon as arrangements are completed the newly wedded couple will begin housekeeping on the farm. He is a deservedly popular young man and we shower upon him and his esteemed bride a double quota of congratulations. Incidentally, we might remark that the old Index boys have been succumbing to the allure of marriage very rapidly of late, and it's getting uncomfortably close.

Dec 20, 1893
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Brattain last Friday, a girl. Dr. Kociell.
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Married: Millard F. Noah, a pioneer bachelor of Moore township, and Miss Elvia C. Bortner, of Nashville, Kingman county, were married by the probate judge last Thursday. Mit [sic] has been very quiet about his courtship and we had almost given him up as impervious to Cupid's dart. We are not acquainted with the lady of his choice, but are sure she will properly grace the good home Mit has provided. May success attend them.
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Died: Mrs. W.L. Murdock received the sad intelligence Monday evening that Mrs. Stella VanSlyke had died at Park City, Utah, on December 10th. She had been sick only a few days, of that dread disease pneumonia, but the care of the best physicians was of no avail. Her many friends in this city will be much pained to learn of her untimely demise. Mr. and Mrs. Aus. VanSlyke left here about three years ago, and went to Washington. From there they moved to Park City, Utah, some forty miles from Salt Lake. Mrs. VanSlyke was a daughter of Mr. Samuel Denn, well known in this vicinity.
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Died: At his home in Elm Mills township last Saturday, J.P. Winkler, aged 61 years. He had been ill with pneumonia about ten days and his demise leaves a widow and six children. The funeral took place at the Coates cemetery on Wednesday and was largely attended by friends of the family.
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Henry Perry, last night, a boy. Dr. Karr.

Dec 27, 1893
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Married: By Probate Judge Stevens, Saturday, Dec. 23rd, Bert Catlin, of Pratt county, to Miss DellaWilcox of this county.
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Married: At the home of the bride's parents on North Walnut Street, Monday, December 25th, James M. Clark of Pratt county, to Miss Charlotte M. Sears. The ceremony was performed by Elder David Nation [husband of Carrie Nation].
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Sam Wagoner, a girl. Dr. Moore in attendance.

Jan-Dec 1894

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