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Barber County Index: Jan-June 1899

The Barber County Index was a weekly newspaper, published in Medicine Lodge beginning in 1880, with Mr. Painter & Mr. Herr as Editors and Managers. Local news included coverage from the surrounding communities, as well as Medicine Lodge. This reel begins Wednesday, July 6, 1898 and continues through Wednesday, September 25, 1901. 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, 1899

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Married: D.D. Railsback was married to Miss Ella Smith at Alva on December 24th.

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Born: On Monday, December 26, 1898, a girl baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. Sandor Hada. Dr. Burney attended.

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Married: On Saturday evening, Mr. Wallace H. Lowry, of Driftwood township, [was married] to Miss Bessie Stone, of Alva township, at the residence of the bride's sister, Mrs. Bert Tull, of this city, Rev. Ross pronouncing the words that made them man and wife. The Review joins with their many friends in wishing them a happy journey across life's trouble ocean. (Alva Review) [See also Cresset transcription @ Dec 30, 1898.]

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Married: On Sunday, January 1, 1899, Mr. Emmett McClearey and Miss Eva M. Tedrow were joined together in wedlock, Elder M.B. Ingle officiating. Mr. McClearey is our efficient deputy postmaster and has served in that capacity during the past five years. He is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. T.A. McClearey, who are well known in Barber county, but who recently removed to Iowa. Mr. McClearey is an active, industrious young business man whose qualifications are envied by all. The bride is one of the city's prettiest and most lovable young ladies. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D.E. Tedrow and one of Barber county's most efficient school teachers. The couple have many friends who will wish them unadulterated joy and the greatest success in life. The Index takes pleasure in extending congratulations. [See also Cresset transcription @ Jan 1, 1899.]

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Married: Mr. Charles S. Marsolf and Miss Emma Beggert were married on Sunday, January 1, 1899. The groom is a Free Methodist minister and has resided here only a few months. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Beggert and a refined young lady. We wish them prosperity and happiness. [See also Cresset transcription @ Jan 1, 1899.]

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Married: Lewis E. Sneary and Miss Maud V. Cox, both of Hazelton, were united in marriage on the first day of the new year. They are strangers to us but have many admiring friends in the community in which they live. We extend best wishes. [See also Cresset transcription @ Jan 1, 1899.] And also @ pg 3, col 5: Married: Esquire Johnston performed the marriage ceremony for Lou Sneary and Miss Maud Cox, as a starter for the new year. We wish the happy couple a long and prosperous journey. [Hazelton news]

Jan 11, 1899

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Married: On Sunday, Jan. 8, 1899, Mr. Victor E. Sleeper and Miss Martha Lee Tilden, both of Valley township, were united in the bonds of wedlock. The groom is the son of V.C. Sleeper, at present connected in an official capacity with the Topeka insane asylum and formerly of Wellington. The bride is the oldest daughter of Harry I. Tilden and a young lady of the greatest worth and highest integrity. The contracting parties are well known in the community in which they live and enjoy the friendship, respect and esteem of everybody. We wish them a happy and prosperous married life.

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Died: On Monday, January 9, 1899, at 7 o'clock, a.m., death removed N.G. Rowley from our midst. Mr. Rowley was one of Barber county's oldest and most highly respected citizens. His native state is New York and he was born in the city of [Fabius] fifty-six years ago. He came to Kansas in 1881 and settled on a farm in Sun City township and has been a constant and an active citizen among us since that time. He was one of the most successful agriculturists and stockmen in the county and had a large acquaintanceship. He served the third district in the capacity of county commissioner from 1893 to 1896 and was one of the fairest, most conservative men who ever sat on the board. A wife and five children survive him. A son and two daughters are married, the former residing in the state of Oregon. The others live in the western part of the county. The deceased had been a sufferer from cancer of the stomach for two years and his death was not unexpected. Yet we are grieved to chronicle the departure. It is seldom that one comes into contact with a man whose bearing commands instant admiration and respect like that of the subject of this sketch. And it is because of these rare virtues that the parting is doubly sad. To the widowed wife and other relatives an appreciative people extend most earnest sympathy.

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Died: J.C. Marshall, of Sun City, breathed his last on Monday, December 9, 1899, and all that is left of a good old man is the memory of his deeds done on earth. The deceased was 92 years of age and his residence in Barber county dates back to the 70's. He was an honored and respected citizen in the community in which he lived. His years were many and he did not live in vain. [See also Cresset @ Jan 13, 1899.]

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Died: News of the sudden death of Mr. E.E. Thomas, which occurred at the University Hospital, Kansas City, Mo., December 27, 1898, just reached us. Mr. Thomas will be remembered as a former resident of Aetna township, this county. He removed to his late home near Alva, O.T., a few years ago. In November, he went to Kansas City to visit his father, C.D. Thomas, also to obtain medical aid, as he had been afflicted many years. Medical examination showed enlargement of the heart, and serious kidney [infection]. Mr. Thomas was a man respected by all for his honest, upright character, and his acquaintances here sympathize with his aged parents in their hour of sorrow. Signed: A Friend.

Jan 18, 1899

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Married: On Tuesday, January 10, 1899, Probate Judge Lacy pronounced the words that made Mr. Abraham Wiebe and Miss Olga Miller husband and wife. They are German people and reside at Alva, Oklahoma. The groom is 39 years of age and the bride is 19. This was the first business Judge Lacy performed as probate judge.

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Married: Mr. Donald Carmichael and Miss Ora Sims were united in marriage at the residence of the bride's brother in this city last Thursday evening, January 12, 1899, Rev. J.F. Irwin, pastor of the M.E. church officiating. The groom is the son of Mrs. D.M. Carmichael of this city, and the bride is a daughter of Perry Sims who formerly resided at Sun City and who was one of Barber county's leading citizens in early days. The Index joins with the couple's many friends in extending congratulations. [See also Cresset transcription @ Jan 13, 1899]

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Married: On Tuesday, Jan. 17, 1899, Probate Judge Lacy tied the knot that bound Mr. Wm. Garten and Miss Ida Marr together for life's journey. Both parties are well known in this community. We extend our best wishes.

Jan 25, 1899

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Died: Our citizens were surprised, grieved and shocked upon receiving the news last Thursday evening that Mrs. Margaret Doran died at her home at Woodward. She took sick the Monday previous with the grip but was not seriously affected until Thursday noon when she had a sinking spell which alarmed the family. A few hours later another attack came and she was too weak to rally, death resulting. The remains were brought to this city on Friday for interment, accompanied by Thomas Doran, Hank O'Brien and wife, son, son-in-law and daughter, and Undertaker Wiggins of Woodward. Father Sullivan officiated at the grave. All of the deceased's Medicine Lodge friends and acquaintances followed the remains to the grave to pay the last respects to a good, noble woman whose departure they have endless reasons to mourn. Mrs. Doran lived in Medicine Lodge more than ten years, coming from Illinois in the early '80s. She removed to Woodward in the spring of 1894, but has frequently visited among her friends here so that we still speak of her as a citizen. She is survived by three married children - Mr. Thos. Doran, Mrs. H. O'Brien and Mrs. J. Dohrer, all residing at Woodward, Oklahoma. Her husband died before her removal to Kansas. As the bereaved son and daughters mourn the sudden departure of a kind and devoted mother, they are joined by the citizens of Medicine Lodge and Woodward who mourn with them. [See below for another death in the Doran family.]

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Died: Angeline Jones died at the residence of her son-in-law, J.S. Jones, in the city on Sunday, January 22, 1899 at 7 o'clock p.m., of the grip. Funeral services were held from the residence on Tuesday at 3 o'clock p.m. The remains will be sent to Illinois today for interment. Mrs. Jones is survived by five grown children, two of which, Mrs. J.S. Jones and Mr. James Jones, reside in this county and state. The deceased was 75 years of age and has lived with her daughter in Barber county a number of years. The grief stricken relatives have the undivided sympathy of the community. [See also Cresset transcription @ Jan 27, 1899.]

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Born: A boy baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Taliaferro on Thursday, January 19th. Dr. Kociell [in attendance].

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Married: Judge Lacy issued a marriage license on Monday, [Jan] 23rd, to Mr. Walter J. Small, of Sterling, Kansas, and Miss Olive E. Marr, of this township. They were married at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Marr, on Tuesday evening, Jan. 24th. We wish them many years of happiness and prosperity. [And further @ Feb 1, 1899, pg 3 col 5 below]

Feb 1, 1899

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Married: Miss Minnie Rackley was married at Harper last week, to Mr. Arthur Donovan, formerly of Aetna, but now of Woods county, Oklahoma.

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Died: Mary Margaret Doran, the little girl and younger child of Thomas M. and Ethel A. Doran, died in this city last Wednesday, January 25, 1899, at 10 o'clock a.m., after a brief illness of less than twelve hours. She was five years, 8 months and 3 days old. Little Margaret accompanied her papa with the remains of his mother from Woodward on Friday and left home a healthy, hopeful, cheerful little girl. She complained a little on Monday evening and Tuesday but was not noticeably sick until the latter part of Tuesday night. On Wednesday morning she was seized with convulsions and in a few hours her soul was with the angels in heaven. The funeral services were held Thursday afternoon and the lifeless body of the pure and beautiful little girl that for nearly six years had been the source of so much gladness and sunshine to the Doran home was impressively laid to rest in Highland cemetery by the side of the dear mother and grandmother who had preceded only a week before. The ceremonies were pathetic and sublime. Rev. Hayes made a fitting address before the remains left the house. The Knights of Pythias and Modern Woodmen, of which the sorrowing father is a member, marched to and from the grave in a body and in simple ceremonies paid a fitting respect to those who mourn an irreparable loss. Three little girls and three little boys marched on either side of the hearse to the graveyard and the procession was large and the sight imposing. The little girls were chosen as pallbearers. Little Margaret was born in this city and nearly everybody knew her. The parting is sad to all but the grief of the fond parents is sacred. The mother's sorrow is intensified on account of her absence during the short sickness and the shock which she must have endured upon receiving the news of the sudden death admits no description and excites the tenderest sympathy. Another jewel has been consigned to mother earth; another flower has faded away. In their double affliction, Mr. and Mrs. Doran will be comforted as much as lies within the power of their numerous sympathizing friends. [See also Cresset transcription @ Jan 27, 1899.]

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Married: To the Editors of the Index: On the night of the 24th day of January, 1899, some twenty of us were invited to go to Mr. Marr's to witness the marriage of Walter Small, of Sterling, Kansas, to Olive E. Marr of our county. Rev. J.F. Irwin of your city signed the necessary papers, then we filed out to a long table full of good things to eat - cakes nearly as large as a half bushel - and it was fun to watch our little friend, Rev. Irwin, get on the "outside" of those big slabs of cake. And down along the line toward our end of the table, there was an abundance of "filling" also, and it beat kaffir corn and cane all out. Goodness gracious! Mr. Editor, we have only three young ladies left in our neighborhood who are not mortgaged. The write of this likes one of them "all right" but guess "she don't like me; I don't know." But I do know that Mr. Small loves Olive and will take care of the little woman. She is one of the girls who cares nothing for "paint and pride," and can ride a pony forty miles over our prairies and bet a hair pin against a nickel's worth of candy she can beat anyone running a foot race, or reign [sic] a pony in a herd of cattle and cut out ten head as quick as anyone can. Olive is a little lady. We will all miss her, but our loss is Sterling's gain. Success was written on their faces without our wishing it. Signed: A Witness.

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Died: The infant daughter of Dawson Brown died on Saturday morning at 4 o'clock. Rev. Robinson preached the funeral at the residence Sunday afternoon and the child was buried in the cemetery south of town. Both parents are sick; the mother is bedfast and the father scarcely able to be up. They have the sympathy of the entire community.

Feb 15, 1899

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Married: On Sunday, February 12, 1899, Mr. Edward C. Goatley and Miss Della May Burner were united in the bonds of matrimony, Rev. J.R. Irwin officiating. Mr. Goatley came to Medicine Lodge last fall and has been employed in several capacities since he has been with us. While he is a stranger to many of us, he is fast making friends and is recognized as an industrious, energetic and upright young man. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mr. H.N. Burner and has grown from childhood in this city and vicinity. She is a pleasant and handsome young lady and will make a model wife. We join the friends of this estimable couple in extending congratulations.

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Died: From the Pratt Union - Mrs. LottieEiklor, wife of F.B. Eiklor, died at her home in this city on Tuesday morning at 5:30 o'clock. The deceased was 45 years of age and had been an invalid for many years. The family moved from Barber county to Pratt in March, 1897, and purchased a home on South Main street, where they now reside. They also purchased land adjoining town south of the river, and deal in cattle. The remains of Mrs. Eiklor were taken to St. John yesterday for interment. She leaves a husband and three sons - Belmont, Sidney and Arnold - who are all at home, to mourn her loss. The citizens of this vicinity mourn with them in their great affliction. The deceased was a consistent Christian and expressed a willingness to go to her reward. Rev. W.B. Barton conducted the services here.

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Born: A girl baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. Hitt on Saturday, [Feb] 11th.

Feb 22, 1899

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Born: Dr. Moore reports a nice girl baby born to Mr. and Mrs. Roe Cole on Saturday, February 18th.

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Married: On Wednesday, February 15, 1899, at 2 o'clock p.m., Probate Judge Lacy united in marriage Mr. George G. Woodward and Mrs. Stella Null, at the residence of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.T. Woodward. The parties have both been brought up in this immediate vicinity. The Index wishes them a life illuminated with an abundance of happiness, sunshine and prosperity. [See also Cresset transcription @ Feb 17, 1899.]

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Married: The marriage of Mr. Warren J. Simpson and Miss Mary E. Clark was solemnized at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Clark, in Mingona township, Wednesday evening, February 15, 1899. Rev. J.H. Shamberger joined the couple in wedlock. Mr. Simpson has grown from boyhood to manhood in this city, is the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. R.D. Simpson, and is an industrious young man of excellent habits. The bride is a daughter of one of the best families in the county and is a lady whose disposition is admired by all who know her. In extending our sincerest congratulations and best wishes to these very deserving young people, we are joined by everybody in the community. Mr. and Mrs. Simpson will reside on the farm west of town. [See also Cresset transcription @ Feb 17, 1899.]

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Marriage License: Judge Lacy issued a license yesterday to Mr. A.J. McCorkle and Miss Annie Ellate, both of Sharon township. They are popular young people in the community in which they live and are deservant [sic] of great blessings.

Mar 1, 1899

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Married: Henry S. McCoy, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. McCoy, was recently married to Miss Mattie Huckabay, at Mill Creek, Indian Territory. [See also Cresset transcription @ Feb 24, 1899.]

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Married: Judge Lacy issued a marriage license on Tuesday, February 21, 1899, to Mr. Eli Simon and Miss Dola Barron, both of Belle Plaine. They were married in that city the following Thursday [Feb 29]. They evidently did not want to patronize "home industry" so far as probate judge was concerned.

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Married: Sunday, February 26, 1899, Probate Judge Lacy united in the bonds of matrimony, at his residence in this city, Mr. Sherman Roach and Miss Emma McMillion, both of Sharon township. The couple is very popular in the community in which they live and are industrious, worthy and have a promising future before them. We wish them every blessing known to humanity.

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Married: Mr. Joseph L. Strickland and Miss Ellen E. Doles were married on Sunday, Feb. 26, 1899, by Rev. J.H. Shamberger. The young couple are highly respected people of Mingona township, have grown to manhood and womanhood in that community, and have a host of well wishing and admiring friends.

Mar 8, 1899

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Died: The two-months old child of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Simpson died at their home in this city last Wednesday night, of lung fever. Funeral was held on Thursday. The people of the community sympathize with the bereaved parents. [See December 5, 1900, pg 3, col 2, for birth of a son to Mr. and Mrs. Simpson.]

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Died: J.W. Elder died at Spivey February 24th - almost two weeks ago. Mr. Elder resided in this city until about two years ago and was an old soldier. He was in poor health for years. The remains were taken to Kingman for burial.

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Married: Judge Lacy issued a marriage license last Friday to Mr. Robert P. Frazier, of Kiowa, and Miss Maria M. Newsom, of Sharon. We suppose the matrimonial knot has been tied ere now. May happiness and prosperity attend them through life.

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Married: From the Alva Pioneer - Married, at Galena, Oklahoma, February 22, at the residence of the bride's parents, Thomas Morris and Ella Martin. The Rev. Thomas Coats, of Stafford, Kansas, performed the ceremony. The bride is the youngest daughter of Henderson Martin, and the groom is a young minister of the gospel of the followers of Christ. They have many friends who wish them happiness and prosperity.

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Died: February 23, 1899, Robert Fuller, aged 85 years, 6 months and 11 days. He had made his home with his son, who now lives a few miles east of Alva, during the past eleven years. His wife died many years ago. He leaves three children and many other relatives and friends to mourn his death. He had been feeble several months. Rev. J.W. McWilliams preached the funeral and he was laid to rest February 24th in Short Springs cemetery.

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Died: The people of this community were grieved to learn that Ephriam Beeton departed this life at his home at Zula, Oklahoma, on March 1, 1899. Mr. Beeton was an old resident of Barber county, having been an early settler. He removed to Oklahoma in the spring of 1894 and resided there until his death. Ephriam Beeton was a man whose force of character and disposition will live forever in the memory of those who knew him best. As a citizen of Barber county he was always known as an honest, worthy, upright and industrious man who held the highest respect and greatest confidence of his neighbors and friends, and that he was held in similar esteem by those among [whom] he associated during the past five years is demonstrated from the fact that his funeral was more largely attended than any that has ever occurred previously in the vicinity in which he lived and died. Did this good, grand old man live in vain? Ah, no. The greatest success known to mankind is that of winning and holding the confidence and good will of society, and at last when the light of life is extinguished, to live on and on in the memory of those who mourn. Such was the life of Uncle Ephriam when his Maker called him hence.

Mar 22, 1899

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Died: Miss Ada Cole, niece of James and Bruce Dobbs, died at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Runyan in this city on last Thursday morning, March 16, 1899, very suddenly. She was sick only about twenty-four hours. On Wednesday morning she complained of the grip and grew gradually worse. Her death was a surprise to everybody and a severe shock to her relatives and friends. The remains were taken to Oxford for burial on Friday, where her folks reside. Miss Cole was a lady in all that the word implies and her death is mourned by all who knew her.

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Died: Mrs. Hester J. Renfrew, wife of John Renfrew, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Lyman W. DeGeer, at Alva, Oklahoma, March 12, 1899. The deceased was nearly 68 years of age, lacing only 23 days. Mr. and Mrs. Renfrew resided at Deerhead, this county, before the opening of the strip. She was a lady of a kindly disposition, always patient, forbearing and charitable. She has earned the eternal bliss to which her Saviour has called her.

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Died: Adaline, youngest child and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.L. Lindley, died on Friday, March 17, 1899, at 2 o'clock a.m., at the age of 1 year, 6 months and 17 days. She was not sick more than twenty-four hours. Like many other children at this time of the year she was afflicted with a cold several days. About 48 hours before her death she was taken with the measles but was getting along well the first day, but the next day there was a change for the worse, pneumonia developed and little Adaline passed away. The funeral services were held from the family residence on Saturday, Rev. W.A. Cain conducting the ceremonies. Adaline was a sweet baby and a source of pride and joy to the loving parents. The parting is sad and the grief can only be comprehended by those who have had the same sad experience. In their irretrievable loss Mr. and Mrs. Lindley have the sincerest sympathy of their friends. [See Medicine Lodge Cresset transcription @ Mar 25, 1898 for death in Pennsylvania of Cephas Lindley, father of T.L. Lindley]

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Married: Wednesday evening, March 15, 1899, at the residence of the groom's brother, this city, Mr. Jas. H. Myers and Miss Elizabeth Snyder, were united in the bonds of matrimony, Probate Judge Lacy officiating. Mr. Myers is one of Elwood township's most popular and successful farmers and is esteemed highly for his industry, energy and integrity. W.A. Myers, of this city, is his brother. The bride is a charming young lady of Winchester, O.T., a stranger to most of our people here, but highly respected and much admired in the community in which she lived. We take pleasure in extending most sincere congratulations and fondest wishes.

Mar 29, 1899

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Died: Mrs. W.H. Cooke died at Coats on Monday of last week, March 20th. She leaves a husband and five children. Mr. Cooke is well known and highly esteemed in western Barber and the sympathy of the community goes out to him in his great loss. The deceased had been afflicted several years.

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Marriage License: Judge Lacy granted a marriage license on Saturday to Mr. Edward VanMeter and Mrs. Sarah J. Belcher, both of Hazelton. We understand there is a very interesting communication on file in the Judge's office touching on this case, however His Honor refuses to say anything for publication.

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Married: Sam Fuller went to Oklahoma last Friday and was married on Saturday. He is at present employed by H.A. Burnett, and is a brother to Will and Abe Fuller.

Marriage License: Probate Judge Lacy issued a marriage license yesterday to Scott Circle and Cora Sanders, both of Hazelton. The groom is 22 years of age and the bride is 17.

Apr 5, 1899

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Died: Thos. L. Sparks died at Glenstead, Mo., last Wednesday, March 29th, at 3:30 p.m. He resided in this county at one time - several years ago and has made business trips here frequently since.

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Married: Mr. John Shumate, whose post office address is Medicine Lodge, and Miss Maggie Beckley, Kiowa, were united in marriage by Probate Judge Lacy at his office in this city, last Thursday, March 30, 1899. The Judge has tied a great many nuptial knots since he assumed the duties of the office; there seems to be a sort of magnetism in his manner and style.

Apr 12, 1899

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Died: The sad, though not unexpected news of the death of W.W. Cook at Hot Springs, was received here on Sunday. Mr. Cook was bedfast not quite two weeks. The family were first notified of his serious illness on Wednesday, March 29, and Mrs. Cook left on Thursday of that week for his bedside. On Friday of last week, his partner in business, T.L. Lindley, received a telegram stating that his recovery was beyond hope, and his daughter, Miss Myrtilla, and Wm. Palmer left that day for Hot Springs. Death was caused from Bright's disease and other kidney [infections]. A surgical operation was performed but without success. The remains were brought to this city yesterday and the funeral services were conducted from the family residence at 4 o'clock p.m. The lodges - A.O.U.W., M.W.A. and Knights of Pythias - of which the deceased was a member, turned out in a body. The funeral was one of the largest ever held here, owing to Mr. Cook's wide acquaintanceship. Owing to the absence of relatives from the city until almost time of going to press, the obituary notice will be published next week. [See also next issue]

Apr 19, 1899

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Born: Mr. and Mrs. John Luallen are the proud parents of twin girls born on Friday at noon, April 14th. Happiness doesn't begin to express it. Congratulations! Dr. Kociell in attendance. [See death of one baby @ Jun 21, 1899, pg 3, col 2 below.]

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Died: Mrs. T.J. Benning died at her home in Wilson county, March 12th. Mr. and Mrs. Benning resided in this county a number of years but removed to Wilson county in the summer of 1894. T.J. is a brother to Jas. Benning, of Mingona township. The deceased had numerous friends in Barber county who regret to hear of her death.

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Died: Death has invaded one of the homes of our city again and another of our fellow citizens has answered the unconditional summons. O.V. Lytle, who has been on the bed of affliction so long, found peace and rest on Monday, April 17, 1899, at 6 o'clock, p.m. The funeral services were held from the family residence yesterday at 5 o'clock p.m., and the remains laid to rest in Highland cemetery. Services were conducted by Rev. W.A. Cain, pastor of the Baptist church. Orlando Vernon Lytle was born January 28, 1857, and died April 17, 1899, and was, therefore, 42 years, 2 months and 17 days of age. He was a Kansan from birth. He came to Barber county from Saline county, in 1878 and has since resided among us. He devoted most of his years to agricultural pursuits on his farm north of this city, until two years ago when he engaged in the harness and saddlery business in this city. The deceased was a sufferer from cancer during the past five years. He was treated by eminent physicians in Kansas City and Wichita but only received temporary relief. About three months ago he was taken down with the grip and has not been able to be up since. A wife and four children - Blanche, Elmer, Pearl and Roy - survive. John A. Lytle, a brother, and Mrs. R.M. Woodward, Mrs. Green and Miss Mary Lytle, sisters, are among the close relatives left to mourn. Vernon was an exemplary citizen, a good neighbor and, though afflicted during recent years, was always pleasant, kind and obliging. He was one of the posse which captured the bank robbers in the spring of 1884 and is a friend of all the old timers on account of his valuable services on that terrible occasion. He was always noted for his great energy and tireless industry, and is greatest ambition was that of bettering the condition of his family and the community. In his death, the sorrowing family has lost one who will be sadly missed from the household and their grief is the more intense when it is remembered that the deceased suffered untold agony in his last days. Yet a sympathetic community extends its sincerest sympathy in this dark hour and if kind words and cheerful assistance will tend to dispel the dismal clouds, so much at least will be accomplished. The deceased was a member of the Masonic lodge under whose auspices the funeral was conducted.

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Died: Walter Webb Cook was born at Cheshire, Connecticut, November 25, 1839, and died at Hot Springs, Arkansas, April 9, 1899, aged 59 years, 4 months, 14 days. He was married November 29, 1866 to Martha E. Howe. Three children - Willard E., now residing in Sherman, Texas, Herbert C. and Myrtilla M. of this city, were born to the union. Mr. Cook came to Barber county in 1876 and has been a citizen among us since that time. He was chosen Mayor of Medicine Lodge in its early days and has served on the Board of County Commissioners two terms. During his years in Barber county he followed the business of real estate and livestock, and at the time of his death was a member of the firm of Cook and Lindley. The many beautiful floral offerings and the large procession which followed the remains to the grave have done more to show the esteem in which the deceased was held by his fellow citizens than any words which could be written. Those from a distance who attended the funeral were W.E. Cook and wife, Sherman, Texas; Mrs. E.J. Fisk, a sister, Atchison, Kansas, and Mrs. M.E. Carmichael and family, Marion, Oklahoma, sisters of Mrs. Cook; Col. C.H. Eldred and wife, Alva; Rev. A.A. Parker and Wife, Wichita; Frank Drysdale and wife, Kiowa; T.M. Potter, Peabody. [Memorial resolution from Knights of Pythias follows obituary.]

Apr 26, 1899

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Died: "Another Pioneer Citizen Dead" - The people of Medicine Lodge and vicinity again mourn the loss of a respected and honored citizen, W.H. Kinkaid. Mr. Kinkaid was not in good health for some time. He was afflicted with Bright's disease a number of years and during the past winter was greatly affected. His family and friends were not fearful of any immediate danger, however, until last Thursday when he was taken very sick. On Friday, he was much worse and his case was pronounced hopeless and beyond medical aid. He grew weak rapidly and on Sunday morning at 9:45 a.m., he crossed the line which separates mortality and immortality. The funeral services were held from the family residence a short distance south of town, on Monday, and the remains were laid to that peaceful rest that knows no awakening, in Highland cemetery. Elder M.B. Ingle, pastor of the Christian church, of which the deceased was a member, conducted the services. William Hendrix Kinkaid was born in Crawford county, Indiana, November 25, 1823. From thence he moved to the state of Missouri when 17 years of age, and on March 23, 1850, he was married to Nancy Hagan. To this union were born five children - Mrs. B.J. Littlejohn, Kingsbury, Texas; Mrs. A.W. Smith, Thomas B. Kinkaid, Charles A. and Chauncy B., of this place, who with the wife survive him. The family removed from Missouri to eastern Kansas in 1855, and in 1882 they settled in Barber county. The deceased was 75 years, 4 months and 28 days of age. Mr. Kinkaid was a man whose citizenship made a community better and whose departure leaves a perceptible vacancy. He never had a neighbor or an acquaintance who could not call him friend, and those who knew him best mourn his death the most. The relatives of the deceased have the sincerest sympathy of their numerous friends. [Letter of Thanks signed by Mrs. W.H. Kinkaid and Family follows obituary.]

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Died: Just before going to press we learn the sad news of the death of J.M. Spradling, residing four miles southeast of the city. He was some sixty years of age and leaves a wife and a grown son. He was taken with heart disease and died very suddenly yesterday morning. Funeral services will be held today at 10 o'clock a.m.

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Married: On Thursday, April 20th, by Probate Judge Lacy, Mr. B.R. Louthan, of Mumford, Kansas, and Miss B.C. Copperham, of Rodney, Mo. Our best wishes are extended.

May 3, 1899

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Marriage License: Judge Lacy issued a marriage license on Monday to Murray A. Davis and Elsie E. Wesley, both of Lake City.

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Died: Franklin Maurice Kidd, oldest child and only boy of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. W. Kidd, was born in Chicago, February 5, 1892, and died on Sunday, April 30, 1899, at 7 o'clock p.m., aged 7 years, 2 months and 25 days. He was taken sick a week before but was able to go to school until Wednesday when he was no longer able to be up. By Friday his condition became very serious and from that time there was very little hope for his recovery. The funeral services were held from the family residence on Monday and the casket of clay was laid to rest in Highland cemetery. His schoolmates under the direction of his teacher, Mrs. Hahn, marched in a body to the cemetery to do a last honor to one whom they loved and mourned. Rev. J.F. Irwin conducted the ceremonies. Franklin was a bright, industrious little boy, the pride of his loving parents and a joy to his little sisters, playmates and friends. He always took a great interest in school matters and none deplore his death more than his teacher with whom he was a favorite. The grief comes to the parents as it can come to no others. They have attended him in sickness, ministered to him in agony and pain and enjoyed his merry childhood health. The parting is too sad for words to express and yet there is consolation to know that our little friend, in his purity and innocence, has gone where sorrow and pain do not enter. The parents who mourn his premature death do so with great provocation. Nothing brings more sunshine and hope to a home than the innocent frolic and merry laughter of the little ones, and the absence of one of these is sorrowful in the extreme. The community extends its sincerest sympathy. [Letter of Thanks follows signed by C.W. Kidd and Wife.][See Dec 5, 1900 @ pg 3, col 3, for death of Mrs. Ellen Kidd, Franklyn's mother.][See also Cresset transcription @ May 5, 1899.]

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Married: County Clerk James E. Holmes and Miss Frances M. Smith were joined in wedlock in the city of Kiowa, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. F.M. Lane, last Wednesday, April 26, 1899. Rev. L.L. Swan of the Episcopal church performed the ceremony. Mr. Holmes secured his marriage license the Saturday morning previous to his marriage, and sealed the probate judge's lips, so that all we could do last week was to imagine and surmise. It was Thursday before it was generally known here that he was married, and it was also learned that he and his bride went to Wichita and would arrive in the city on Friday. Accordingly, the court house crew arranged to meet the bridal party at the depot in royal style, and when the 1:30 train rolled in, there was a great procession and reception committee awaiting him. The instruments were so variegated that they admit no description here, and the musical strains were sublime and entrancing. An artistic banner bearing the inscription, "Behold the Bridegroom Cometh," was borne by an Ethiopian on the front seat of the band wagon, and all available red tape was visible in every direction. When the ceremonies ended and Mr. Holmes and his bride had reached the Grand Hotel, he felt that he had his money's worth, and in spite of his adroit secrecy, his friends had not forgotten him. Mr. Holmes was elected to the office of county clerk in the fall of 1897, and is recognized as a young man of exceptional worth. The bride is formerly from Chicago, but has resided at Kiowa during the greater part of the several past years. She is a lady of rare accomplishment and has a wide circle of friends in the different cities where she has resided. Mr. and Mrs. Holmes have taken rooms at the Grand Hotel where they are receiving the congratulations of their numerous friends.

May 10, 1899

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Married: Mr. Luther W. Fullerton and Miss Mary E. Betty, both of Hazelton, were married in that city last Wednesday, May 3, 1899. The groom is cashier of the Hazelton bank and a highly respected gentleman. The bride is a popular young lady of that section and a niece of Recorder Keller on this city. Congratulations.

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Married: On Sunday, May 7, 1899, Mr. William L. Iliff and Miss Laura D. Smart were united in the bonds of matrimony. The ceremony was solemnized at the residence of the bride's parents in Sharon township. The groom possesses all those qualities that are necessary in the makeup of a man destined to succeed in life, and it is not undue praise to say that he is one of the county's most industrious, genial and worthy men. His business is that of farming and stock raising; he is a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Iliff who live a short distance northeast of this city and who are recognized as one of the best families in the vicinity. The bride is one of Sharon township's fairest daughters and one of Barber county's ablest school teachers. She is fortunately possessed of the elements that constitute refinement and energy and will make an ideal helpmate to battle with the vicissitudes of life. Both of these young people have many well wishing friends in different parts of Barber county, with whom the Index joins in extending congratulations.

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Married: C.W. Kritzmire and Miss Mattie Fuller were married at Alva last Wednesday, May 3rd, at the residence of the bride's father, Hiram Fuller. Our best wishes extended.

May 17, 1899

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Married: Mr. Edward Teagle and Miss Lillie Clark, both of Mingona township, were married last Thursday, May 10, 1899. They are estimable young people. We extend congratulations.

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Died: Thomas J. Reeves died at Cherryvale on Tuesday night of last week, May 9, 1899, at 11 o'clock. Messrs. Ireland, Brandon and Kinkaid, of the Order Knights of Pythias, arrived at his bedside twenty-four hours before his death, but he was unconscious and did not recognize anybody. The funeral services were held at Cherryvale on Wednesday. Mr. Reeves and family resided here about five years, having removed to Cherryvale about April 1st last. His death was caused from stomach and kidney affection. The deceased, while a citizen among us, was employed as hostler at the Santa Fe station. He was noted for his integrity and his friendly disposition among his acquaintances. He was a middle aged man and leaves a wife and four small children to mourn his death, who have the sympathy of their friends here. Mr. Reeves carried some insurance.

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Died: Sarah Angeline Mathews was born in Cumberland county, Illinois, April 19, 1864, and died in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, May 9, 1899, aged 35 years and 20 days. Her maiden name was Feltner. She came with her parents to Barber county and settled at Lake City in 1877, and in 1883 was married to Richard Mathews. Four children were born to the union, all of whom are yet small, and three of a deceased sister's children are left without what to them was a mother's care. The funeral services were held on Wednesday and the remains were laid to rest in Lake City cemetery. Death is sad at all times, but this one especially appeals to the sympathies of friends and strangers alike. Several years ago, Mrs. Mathews assumed the responsibility of caring for her dead sister's children and gave them the same attention that she gave her own, but now they are all left motherless and the responsibilities of the father and uncle are greater than aught else conceivable. Mrs. Mathews was a woman among women and if there is future reward for anybody, this good wife, mother and aunt will certainly share in the blessings. Who is there now to care for the children of this woman as she cared for those of another. Echo answers, who? Not words alone, but deeds, can express the sympathy due the bereaved ones, especially the husband. [See also Cresset transcription @ May 12, 1899, for Mrs. Dick Matthews.]

May 24, 1899

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Married: Wm. H. Warren and Miss Emma Lunsford were married last Wednesday, May 17, at the residence of the bride's parents in Elm Mills township. They are estimable young people and we join with their many friends in extending congratulations. [See also Cresset transcription @ May 26, 1899.]

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Died: Hattie L. Simpson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Simpson, died on Saturday evening, May 20, 1899, after a lingering illness, aged 4 years and three months. The funeral services were held from the family residence on Sunday and the remains of the little one laid to rest in the silent city. Rev. J.F. Irwin conducted the ceremonies. This is the second child Mr. and Mrs. Simpson buried here recently and the trials they have had are indeed hard to bear. They have a large family, their means are limited and they are entitled to more assistance than mere words. Mr. Simpson is an industrious man but like many of us has been met by misfortune. We hope it may never again be his lot to undergo a similar discouraging season.

May 31, 1899

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Born: A young lady came to stay at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Govan Mills May 10th, but Govan was so taken up with the young lady that he forgot to report the event. It will require a whole box of cigars to put Govan right with this house.

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Died: The youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Chadwick of Elm Mills township died last Friday night, May 26th. The funeral was held on Saturday. The friends of the family extend sympathy. The child was one year old. [Memorial poem in memory of Gladys Chadwick appears on Jun 7, pg 3, col 2]

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Born: Lail D. Sparks and wife are the happy parents of a 90 pound boy which arrived at their home on Sunday, June 4th. Doctors Cushenbery and Kociell attended. Lail agreed to leave a box of cigars at this office, but up to this time he has failed to come to taw [sic]. But we won't hold that against the boy, and here's wishing that he'll live long and grow as fat and "sassy" as his dad. [See obituary @ Dec 5, 1900, pg 3, col 3]

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Married: Probate Judge Lacy united in marriage, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. George Woodward in this city, last Friday, June 10th, Mr. David E. Harding and Mabel M. Kennedy, of Nashville, Kingman county. We wish them every blessing in their future life.

Jun 21, 1899

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Marriage License: Probate Judge Lacy issued a marriage license on Saturday, [Jun] 17th, to Joseph M. Burns, aged 50 years, and Mary Jared, aged 35 years, both of Hazelton.

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Married: Kiowa people are rushing the matrimonial business. Tonight two couples will succumb to Cupid, to wit: Aaron C. Smith, manager of the dry goods department in York-Key's, to Miss Edna Crissman; and Mr. Charley B. Rumsey, clerk in R.D. Herold's store, to Miss Essie Pearl Ebing.

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Died: Margaret B., infant child of John and Mary Luallen, died at four o'clock Saturday morning, June 17, 1899, at the age of 2 months and 8 days. The child was sick only a short time. The funeral services were held from the family residence on Sunday, Rev. J.F. Irwin of the M.E. church conducting the services. The sad parents have the sympathy of all in the loss of one of their sweet twin babies.

June 28, 1899

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Died: The youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Curtis - a girl one year and eight months old - was bitten by a rattlesnake on Thursday and died from the effects on Friday night. The funeral services were held on Saturday. The child was playing in some grass close to the house when she was bitten. Dr. Cushenbery was called but the poison had gained control of the system before he arrived. Mr. Curtis resides about six miles southwest of the city. The parents have the sympathy of the community in this sad and sudden death.

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Died: Joseph Evans died at the home of his son, Oliver Evans, five miles east of this city on Tuesday morning, June 27, at 4 o'clock, at the age of 76 years. The funeral services were held yesterday afternoon and the remains laid to rest in Sharon cemetery by the side of the body of the deceased's wife who had preceded him a number of years. The death was rather sudden and was caused from old age and feebleness.

Jul-Dec 1900

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