Adams
Alexander
Andre
Angell
Ayers
Barkley
Bloom
Brown
Burnett
Burnett
Burton
Butler
Cady
Carmichael
Chadwick
Chadwick
Chadwick
Clark
Clements
Collins
Coulton
Craig
Craig
Currie
Cushenbery
Deal
Devin
Downtain
Dyer
Eberly
Ellis
English
Estill
Evans
Ewing
Fair
Farrell
Farrow
Field
Finger
Finley
Forshee
Funk
Garten
Garten
Gorman
Green
Greenfield
Greenfield
Hall
Halstead
Hance
Harbaugh
Hardy
Heady
Herr
Herr
Hill
Horney
Howe
Huston
Iliff
Johnson
Jones
Kessler
Kimrey
Kinkaid
Kinkaid
Knight
Lacy
Landreth
Langhart
Lauby
Lemont
Leonhart
Lowry
Madden
Marshall
McCoy
McHugh
Mills
Murphy
Murray
Murray
Nurse
Ostrander
Painter
Palmer
Renfrew
Reno
Reynerson
Roberts
Robinett
Roddy
Rodebaugh
Ross
Schrader
Smith
Smith
Smith
Smith
Snoddy
Sparks
Springer
Stone
Stone
Stout
Strohl
Trice
VanDusen
VanNess
VanNess
VanNess
VanNess
Wells
Wheat
Wheelock
Wilhite
Williams
Williams
Williams
Wilson
Winkler
Winkler
Winkler

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Barber County Index: July-Dec 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)

Jul 5, 1899

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Married: Elder M.B. Ingle, pastor of the Christian church, pronounced the words on Sunday, July 2nd, which united in marriage Mr. Wilsey E. Stout and Miss Ora J. Landreth together for life's battles. The wedding was solemnized at the residence of the groom's parents in the presence of a few of the immediate relatives. Mr. Stout is one of Medicine Lodge's promising young business men. He is the oldest son of Dr. and Mrs. I.W. Stout, and is popular among his acquaintances for his energy and cordial bearing. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.M. Landreth, formerly of this place, now of Wellington. She is possessed of a kindly disposition and her attainments and refinement have endeared her to a large circle of friends here as well as in other cities where she has resided. We wish Mr. and Mrs. Stout a life resplendent with happiness and prosperity and the fondest hope of their host of friends is that their journey may never be darkened by adversity. [See also Cresset transcription @ Jul 7, 1899.]

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Died: Cornelius English died at his home at Eldred last Friday. He was an honored citizen of Barber county and his death is deeply regretted. A friend sends in the following obituary: "Cornelius English was born in Harrison county, Kentucky, July 19, 1827, and died June 30, 1899, at his home near Eldred, Barber county, Kansas. His wife and seven children mourn their loss, four of the children being residents of Barber county - Ben English of Lake City, Robert, who lived at home, Mrs. Harry Stone and Mrs. Garret Collins. Mr. English had been a great sufferer for a number of years. He was a member of the Presbyterian church, having begun the Christian life at the age of 14. His remains were placed in their last resting place in Lake City cemetery. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. G.L. Hayes of the Methodist church. The family of the deceased desire to thank their many friends for the kindness bestowed." [See also Cresset transcription @ Jul 7, 1899.]

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Died: From the Alva Review - Died, at 1 o'clock a.m., Friday, June 23, 1899, Claude Snoddy, aged 32 years, 4 months and 29 days. Mr. Snoddy had been sick at the home of his father, Co. W.W.S. Snoddy, for three months, and though all was done to save him that loving friends could do, death finally claimed him. The funeral services at the house were conducted by Rev. Mr. Porter, the Episcopal Minister. The remains were followed to the A.O.U.W. cemetery where they were interred under the auspices of the Alva Bar, of which the deceased was an honored member. The funeral was largely attended and his parents have the sympathy of the community.

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Born: A bouncing girl baby was born to O. Mills and wife, at Lake City on July 1st. On account of the excitement on the Fourth and Fifth, we presume, none of our friends took the time to report the event to us. We thought Tonk had a valid excuse for not being here.

Jul 19, 1899

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Married: Probate Judge Lacy united in marriage at his office yesterday, July 18th, Mr. William R. Williams and Mrs. Isabel Murray, both of Hazelton.

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Died: James Finley died Friday morning, July 14, 1899, at 5 o'clock, after four weeks of great suffering. The funeral services were held in the evening of the same day. The services were largely attended as a demonstration of the esteem in which the deceased was held by our citizens, though having resided in the city little more than one year. The deceased was born in Kentucky but removed with his parents to Ray county, Missouri, when quite young. In the fall of 1882 he, with his brothers, John and Thomas, removed to Franklin county, Kansas, where they resided two years, and from thence came to Barber county, locating near Sexton where they operated a successful cattle ranch. In the winter of 1897 they sold their live stock and real estate and came to Medicine Lodge where they have since resided. James was 50 years of age and is survived by three brothers - Thomas and John, who reside here, and a married brother who lives in Missouri. The Finley brothers are among Barber county's most upright and highly respected citizens. They are in good circumstances financially and all has been accumulated by honest labor and straightforward business methods. They have always worked together in harmony and the separation of one of them is doubly sad. The deceased was a faithful member of the Christian church and applied his Christianity to his every day life. As man, citizen and neighbor, his death is greatly deplored and the united sympathy of the people who are acquainted with them, is extended to those who mourn. Elder M.B. Ingle conducted the funeral services. Interment in Highland cemetery. [See also Cresset transcription @ Jul 21, 1899.]

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Died: Robert H. Estill departed this life on Wednesday, July 12, 1899, at the advanced age of 71 years. He was well known throughout Barber and Comanche counties and has been identified with live stock pursuits for many years. His ranch is located in the southeastern part of Comanche county, on Mule Creek, and is recognized as one of the leading stock farms in southwest Kansas. Mr. Estill suffered a severe attack of grip during the winter but in the spring seemed well again, though his most intimate friends say he never completely recovered. His death was very sudden and the sad news was a great shock. He was confined to his bed less than 24 hours. It is supposed his death was caused from brain affection [sic]. The funeral service was held on Thursday and the remains laid to rest in the Coldwater cemetery. "Uncle Bobbie," as he was familiarly known, was a pioneer settler. He was an ideal Kansas ruslter and his accumulations, which are said to aggregate $25,000, were made through energy, honesty and sound business judgment. His motives in politics, religion and business always sprung from the deepest convictions and no honest man ever doubted his sincerity. His life was a useful one; his family have an example in his work which they can safely follow and their hours of grief can be dispelled in a measure by paying tribute to his memory.

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Died: Leoti R., the 18-months old child of Mr. and Mrs. James Ostrander, died at their home in this city on Sunday morning, July 16, 1899, of cholera infantum. The remains were taken to Wellington, the former home of the parents, the same day for interment. Through the kindness of the company, the engine and one coach was permitted to be used in carrying the remains to Attica where connection was made with the east train. Quite a number of friends accompanied the sad parents as far as Attica. Mr. Ostrander and wife have resided here only a few months. He is the present fireman on the branch between this place and Attica. They have the sympathy of our citizens in their great loss.

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Died: A friend contributes the following lines on the death of Walter C. Reynerson - Once more death has visited us and taken from our midst our friend, Walter C. Reynerson. The deceased was born in Ripley county, Indiana, Sept. 19, 1880, and died July 12, 1899, aged 18 years, 9 months and 23 days. He had been a sufferer from typhoid fever and stomach trouble for the past 2 months and until just before he died was thought to be getting along as well as he possibly could, when he took a change for the worse and was called away. He was taken sick at the home of his sister, Mrs. James Chadwick, of Elm Mills township, and was sick there for some time, when he got better and went home to his parents, W.H. and Mary C. Reynerson, who reside 6 miles north of Attica, Harper county. The deceased leaves a father and mother, one sister and two brothers to mourn his loss. The remains were laid to rest in the Baird cemetery north of Attica in the presence of a large concourse of friends, to await the resurrection day. The deceased had at different times lived in this county and leaves a large host of friends who regret to hear of his death.

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Married: On Monday, July 31, 1899, Mr. Edmond R. Gorman and Mis Rilla E. Roberts, both of Hazelton, were united in marriage at the M.E. parsonage in this city, Rev. J.F. Irwin performing the ceremony. Mr. Gorman is one of the substantial stockmen of Barber county and has a wide acquaintanceship. His bride is a lady of recognized accomplishments well known and highly respected in the southern part of the county. We extend congratulations and best wishes.

Aug 9, 1899

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Marriage License: Judge Lacy issued a marriage license on Thursday, August 3, to Chas. C. Wells of Rush, OK., and Alice A. Clements, of Coats, Kans.

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Married: Judge Lacy united in marriage at his office on Saturday, August 5, 1899, Felix J. Winkler and Fannie Heady, both of Sawyer, Kansas. Our good wishes are extended.

Aug 16, 1899

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Died: The infant child of Dr. and Mrs. J. R. VanNess died last Wednesday afternoon and was buried at 7 o'clock the same day. The child was sickly from its birth.

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Marriage License: Judge Lacy issued a marriage license last Thursday to David H. Andre and Mrs. Anna H. Butler, both of Kiowa.

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Born: A young gentleman of 10 pounds standard weight came to stay with Geo. W. Horney and wife at the Grand Hotel last Thursday, August 10, 1899. Dr. T.C. Moessner introduced the young visitor to the happy parents and if we don't miss our guess, the little man will proceed at once to run the house. The boarders say that Pap Horney is just beginning to appreciate real happiness.

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Died: A card from W.E. Williams states that his wife died July 29th. We clip the following obituary from a marked copy of the Versailles (Inc.) Republican of August 9th. Mr. and Mrs. Williams resided in Barber county for many years and their friends deplore the death of the wife and extend their sincerest sympathy to the husband: "Mary E. Reno was born March 19, 1836, in Ripley county, Ind., and died July 29, 1899, aged 63 years, 4 months and 10 days. Funeral was preached by John F. Blocker, text Prov. 31:10 and last of 30th verse. She was married to Wm. E. Williams at Moores Hill, Ind., Feb. 21, 1875. To this union was born one son, William Welcome, who died in infancy. They lived in Kansas from the fall of '75 until the spring of '97, returning to Indiana. The wife, weak and wasted with consumption, has lingered until [Jul] the 29, at 3 p.m., at the residence of her sister, Mrs. David Cady, surrounded by kind and sympathizing friends and relatives, she passed to her rest, her home which is in heaven, peacefully and in the full assurance of the mature Christian that she was. Her noble profession all along was "I put my trust in the Lord and I love everybody." She was loved by all, and most by those who knew her best. Lizzie Reno, as she was known in her younger days, and dear aunt Lizzie among all who knew her in the last 20 odd years, was converted, baptized and joined the Methodist church at Gunsburg, Ind., under the ministry of Joseph Colton, over 40 years ago. She lived in the full fellowship and communion of the M.E. church until we left Kansas, since which time we have been Methodists only in name. Mrs. Williams lived her profession, was patient and uncomplaining in trial and affliction, loving and charitable toward everybody and a most dutiful and tender wife to me, and her being taken away is a very great grief and trial to me, her husband. But with Job I would say, "The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord." Amen! Amen! and Amen! Signed: Wm. E. Williams, Holton, Ind.

Aug 23, 1899

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Marriage License: Judge Lacy issued a marriage license last Friday, August 18th, to Chas. S. Alexander and Mary E. Eberly, both of Kiowa.

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Born: A baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Craig of Sharon on Monday night, Aug 21. Dr. Cushenbery [attended].

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Born: Dr. Cushenbery reports a nice boy baby born to Mr. and Mrs. David Jones of Sharon township on Sunday the 20th [of Aug].

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Born: A big boy baby was born to Noble Madden and wife on Monday, [Aug] 21st. Dr. Osborne in attendance.

Aug 30, 1899

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Died: Judge O.C. Howe died in the Topeka asylum last Thursday night, August 24, 1899, and the remains arrived on Saturday. The funeral services were held from the family residence at 5 o'clock p.m. and the remains laid to rest in Highland cemetery. Rev. J.W. Funk, pastor of the Presbyterian church, conducted the service and the funeral was held under the auspices of Eldred Post G.A.R. of which the deceased was an honored member. Orlando C. Howe was born at Williamstown, Vermont, December 19, 1824 and died at Topeka, Kansas August 24, 1899. When about ten years old he removed with his parents to the state of New York and received an excellent education at Aurora Academy. He read law in Buffalo, in the office of Shumay & Williams and after admission to the bar he remained with them some years as assistant prosecutor. In 1849 he was married to Maria Wheelock and after eight years removed to Iowa, settling at Newton. From there he removed to Spirit Lake and was there through all the Indian troubles. While in northwestern Iowa he was for years District Attorney and well known to the old settlers of that judicial district. In 1863 he returned to Newton and enlisted in the army. He returned with broken health and was never fully well again. In 1875 he went to Iowa City as Resident Professor in the Law department of the Iowa State University remaining there until coming to Kansas in 1882. His life since then is known to the people of Barber county. Converted in early life, he has ever been found a consistent Christian for whom to live was Christ and to die was gain. A citizen of more than ordinary usefulness has gone from us to hear the assuring words, "Well Done." He served in the army one year and ten months in the years 1863-4, was Captain of Company L, 9th Iowa Cavalry. He was mustered in the Post in this city in 1886 and served one year as Post Commander. Judge Howe was an exemplary citizen and his death is mourned by old and young alike. In his young days he was a lawyer of ability and was always strictly honest and honorable in the practice. He served the county in the capacity of prosecuting attorney in 1885-6 and until recently has held township and city positions of public trust. As a man in both public and private life he was much honored and highly esteemed and our citizens mourn with the family in the separation. [Followed by a Card of Thanks signed by M.W. Howe, Evelyn Howe & Helen Howe Burton.]

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Marriage License: Judge Lacy issued a marriage license on Monday, the 28th, to Harry A. Smith and Myrtle F. Forshee, both of Hazelton.

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Married: Joshua H. Knight and Isabella Coulton, both of this city, were married on Saturday, August 26, 1899, by Rev. L.L. Swan of the Episcopal Church. We extend our heartiest congratulations and fondest wishes to this estimable couple.

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Birthday: Fred Hardy and John Renfrew with their families visited the Mirabile neighborhood, Sunday. Fred's spent the day at Tom Dyer's where many of the neighbors had gathered to celebrate Tom's 42nd birthday. Besides a most excellent dinner, the company assisted in disposing of a number of fine watermelons, one weighing 70 pounds. Tom's friends hope that he will see many happy returns of his natal day. (Alva Review)

Sep 6, 1899

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Born: Dr. Kociell reports a big boy baby born to Mr. and Mrs. M.E. Roddy on Monday, the 4th.

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Married: Probate Judge Lacy united in marriage at the parlors of the Grand Hotel in this city on Monday, Sept. 4th, Alonzo C. Smith, if Kiowa and Lou Ayers, of Hazelton. The groom is 43 years old and the bride is 33 and consequently the Judge did not require the consent of their parents.

Sep 13, 1899

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Donald Carmichael, last Wednesday, September 6th, a boy. Dr. T.C. Moessner in attendance.

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Died: Maj. J.G. Lemont died at Kiowa on Monday of last week. He was an old settler and an old timer.

Sep 20, 1899

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Died: Mrs. D.S. Angell died at her home in Eagle township last Friday night, September 15, 1899, after a brief illness of 26 hours. The remains were interred in Mule Creek cemetery on Sunday. Mrs. Angell had been an invalid several years. The bereaved husband has the sympathy of everybody. [See also Cresset transcription of Sep 22, 1899.]

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Married: Saturday, Sept. 16, 1899, at the residence of Probate Judge Lacy, Chancy [sic] B. Kinkaid and Maude L. Currie were united in marriage. The groom is the youngest son of Mrs. W.H. Kinkaid, a man of more than ordinary business ability and a typical rustler, energetic, upright and cordial in all his dealings. He is at present engaged in the livery business in this city. The bride is the third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Currie and is admired by all as an accomplished, refined lady and all join in extending congratulations to the fortunate man on the treasure he has won. Immediately after the marriage, the happy couple began housekeeping in the groom's attractive residence on Oak street.

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Marriage License: Judge Lacy issued a license on Saturday, Sept. 16, to Daniel P. Ross and Sarah E. Hance, both of Kiowa.

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Marriage License: Rev. Johnson M. Adams, aged 70 years, and Lucinda E. Marshall, aged 55 years, secured a license to wed, on Saturday, September 16, 1899. Both reside in Sun City and are among the most highly respected people in northwest Barber county.

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Married: Frederick B. Leonhart and Edna T. Halstead, of Kiowa, will be united in marriage this evening, September 20, by Rev. J.E. Everett. This popular couple have a host of friends in and around Kiowa and are admired by all for their great worth and sociability. The Index joins in extending well deserved compliments.

Sep 27, 1899

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Died: The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Palmer died on Saturday after a short illness of less than a day. The funeral was held on Sunday. Congestion of the stomach caused the sudden death. The bereaved parents have the community's sympathy.

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Married: The marriage of A.L. Herr and Miss Bertha Downtain will be solemnized at the residence of the bride's parents this evening, Wednesday, September 27, 1899. Rev. Millsap, formerly M.E. minister at Kiowa but now of Bluff City, will perform the marriage ceremony. The groom is an attorney of Kiowa and was the Populist candidate for county attorney last year. He is a brother of one of the editors of the Index. The bride is the daughter of Dr. W.H. Downtain. She is an accomplished young lady and has many friends. We extend congratulations and brotherly sympathy.

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Married: Thomas H. Winkler and Priscilla Winkler were united in marriage by Probate Judge Lacy on Saturday, September 23rd. The Judge felt a little dubious about tying the knot but after having been assured that the contracting parties were not related, he did the job with taste and dignity. The couple have passed their 50th milestone and live near Elm Mills.

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Married: The marriage of Walter G. Murray and Gertha B. Strohl of Valley township, occurred at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. VanNess in this city on Saturday, September 23, 1899, Probate Judge Lacy officiating. The groom is a son of ex-Commissioner J.A. Murray and wife, and he bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Strohl. Both are highly respected young people and start on life's journey with promising prospects. Our best wishes are extended.

Oct 4, 1899

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Married: The marriage of Mr. Roy W. Burnett and Miss Bessie Ewing will be solemnized at the Presbyterian church this evening at eight o'clock by Rev. J.W. Funk. The young people are favorites among their friend in Medicine Lodge and their marriage is one of the social events of the season. The groom is the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Burnett and has grown to manhood in this city. He starts on life's journey with bright prospects and has the ability to succeed. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.P. Ewing. She lived in Medicine Lodge in the city's early days but removed with her parents to Texas. The family returned over a year ago to make Medicine Lodge their home. Miss Ewing is an accomplished, refined young lady. She possesses all the traits of noble womanhood and will be an invaluable helpmate in life's battles. Our sincere congratulations are extended to Mr. and Mrs. Burnett in advance of the happy event. [See also Cresset transcription @ Oct 6, 1899.]

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Married: Mr. Harry Huston and Miss Maud N. Williams were united in marriage at the residence of the bride's parents in this city Thursday evening, September 28, by Rev. J.F. Irwin. Mr. Huston is a member of the firm of W.E. Stout & Co., harness dealers, and is a careful business man. He has resided here at intervals for more than six years. Miss Williams is the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Williams and is a lady who enjoys the admiration and respect of numerous friends. We extend congratulations. [See also Cresset transcription of Oct 6, 1899.]

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Married: On Thursday evening, September 28, 1899, Mr. Fred F. Stone and Miss Goldie B. Murphy were united in marriage at the M.E. parsonage by Rev. J.F. Irwin. The groom is a brother to Harry M. Stone of this township and is a recent arrival from Lyon county. He is a successful farmer, noted for his energy and industry. The bride is the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Murphy, and is well known in Medicine Lodge and vicinity. She is a pleasant young lady and has many friends. Mr. and Mrs. Stone have our best wishes for a happy and successful married life. [See also Cresset transcription of Oct 6, 1899.]

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Married: Judge Lacy united in marriage at his office last Wednesday, Sept. 27, H.D. Rodebaugh, of Hazelton, and Tillie A. Farrow, of South McAlester, I.T. The parties are strangers here.

Oct 11. 1899

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Died: Mrs. D.E. Fair, wife of Captain J.D. Fair of Sharon, died at the family home at Sharon Sunday morning, Oct. 8th, at 3 o'clock. Death resulted from a complication of diseases, from which Mrs. Fair had suffered for months. Yet until within recently, hopes were entertained by the family and friends of her ultimate recovery. Mrs. Fair was the daughter of D.J. and Martha Smith, of Lebanon, Tennessee, and was born April 25, 1842. She was married to J.D. Fair at Canton, Kentucky, September 22 1857. Her death was the first of the family. Besides the husband, five children survive, as follows: Charles C., James R., Hyder H., Hal D., and one daughter, Mrs. T.H. Trice. All the children live at or near Sharon with the exception of Hal, who is a resident of Medicine Lodge. The death of Mrs. Fair will be felt as keenly, perhaps, by the community in which she lived, as in the family of which she was a member. She was loved by all who knew her; a devoted and affectionate wife and mother; a kind and sympathetic friend. Those who knew her best pay her this tribute. Her place in the home and community can never be filled. She was a consistent Christian, a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church. The funeral exercises occurred Sunday afterno9n at the family residence, and the interment was in the Sharon cemetery. [A Card of Thanks follows signed by J.D. Fair, C.C. Fair, Julia Trice, J.R. Fair, H.H. Fair & H.D. Fair.]

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Died: Mrs. Amanda Wilson was born in Bond county, Illinois, April 6, 1836, and died in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, Oct. 7, 1899, aged 63 years, 6 months and 1 day. She was married to John Wilson in 1864 at Galena, Illinois, which city was their place of residence for a number of years. Several years were spent on the Pacific coast in search of health, both being of frail constitution, moving subsequently to Dubuque, Iowa, where Mr. Wilson died in 1897. Last spring Mrs. Wilson came to Medicine Lodge, making her home with her sister, Mrs. J.Q. Wheat, hoping to receive benefit from the climate of southern Kansas. While driving in the grove two weeks before the day of her death, she was thrown from her carriage and received injuries, which after great suffering, proved fatal. She became a Christian in her 18th year and united with the Presbyterian church, and adorned her profession by a consistent Christian life. Death had no fear for her, as she desired to depart and be with Christ which is far better. Her remains were taken to Iowa to be placed beside those of her husband to await the resurrection of the just. "Blessed are the dead that died in the Lord."

Oct 25, 1899

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Born: Dr. Moore reports a girl baby born to Mr. and Mrs. Gus Lauby last Thursday, the 19th.

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Born: Dr. Cushenbery reports a girl baby born to Ed. Hill and wife of Sharon township on Friday night of last week.

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Married: Roy H. Hall and Alma Gertrude Ellis were united in marriage at the residence of the bride's parents, Judge and Mrs. C.W. Ellis, last Wednesday, Oct. 18, 1899, at noon. Rev. W.A. Cain, pastor of the Baptist church, performed the ceremony. The couple left on the afternoon train on a wedding trip to Wichita and Kansas City and will be home November 1st. Both of the parties have been brought up in this vicinity. The bride is the oldest daughter of C.W. Ellis and wife and the groom is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Hall. Their respective abilities and accomplishments are recognized and appreciated by all who know them. They have a life of rich promises ahead. We congratulate them.

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Married: Charles W. Barkley and Mabel E. Smith, both of Kiowa, were married last Wednesday night. The bride is an adopted daughter of Rev. and Mrs. J. Hamline Smith. [See below @ Feb 27, 1901 for death of Mabel Smith Barkley.]

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Marriage License: Isaac McHugh, of Capron, Ok., and Addie Wilhite, of Hardtner, Kansas, were granted license to wed last Thursday.

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Married: Judge Lacy united in marriage at his office yesterday, Oct. 24th, Warren Garten and Nomie Lacy, both of Lake City. They are popular young people in the western part of the county. Our congratulations are extended.

Nov 1, 1899

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Married: Miss Angie Lowry and Mr. Fred L. Finger were married at Alva on Saturday, Oct. 28th. They passed through the city on Sunday on their way to Sawyer, the former home of the groom. They will reside on their homestead, a short distance north of Alva. The bride is a former Medicine Lodge lady and was always a favorite among our people. We wish her and her worth husband a life resplendent with rich blessings.

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Died: Julia I. Clark, wife of T.C. Clark of this city, died last Thursday, October 26, 1899, after a lingering illness from consumption. The funeral services were held from the family residence on Friday and the remains laid to rest in Highland cemetery. Rev. J.F. Irwin, pastor of the M.E. church, of which the deceased was a faithful member, preached the sermon. Mrs. Clark was 24 years, 11 months and 1 day of age. She leaves a husband and two small children - a boy and a girl - to mourn her early death. The death is especially sad in that it leaves two little ones without a mother's tender care. We join with the community in extending to the bereaved husband sincerest heartfelt sympathy.

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Married: Mr. William H. Langhart and Miss Zella Deal will be married at the residence of the bride's mother in this city tonight, November 1, 1899. They were both brought up in this city but the groom has held a position in Texas during the last few years. [See also Cresset @ Nov 3, 1899.]

Nov 8, 1899

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Married: Wednesday noon, Nov. 1, 1899, Rev. M.T. Long pronounced the words that wedded Geo. A. Harbaugh and Miss Mary Devin, at the residence of the bride's father in Alva. Only a few relatives and intimate friends were present, and forthwith after the wedding and dinner the bride and groom left on the east bound train to visit relatives and friends in the Indian territory and Kansas. They will return in ten days and go to housekeeping in their new house. Mr. Harbaugh has a large acquaintance all over the southwest and his reputation is that of a first-class business man, as well as being steady, energetic and reliable. George is a quiet unassuming gentleman who makes a friend of almost every acquaintance. The bride, youngest daughter of A.N. Devin, has been well known and a general favorite among the young people for over four years. She has a happy disposition, is an accomplished musician and above all an excellent housekeeper. The Pioneer editor has known them both well for four or more years and it give us pleasure to offer our congratulations to them, and "May they live long and prosper," and be happy in their union of hearts. (Alva Pioneer)

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Died: Mrs. Henderson Garten, of Mingona township, died last Thursday morning of consumption. The funeral services were held on Friday and interment was in the city cemetery. Mrs. Garten leaves a husband and one child to mourn. [See also Cresset transcription @ Nov 10, 1899.]

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Died: Mrs. Nellie Nurse, of Mingona township, mother of Fred Nurse, died Oct. 30th. She was buried in the cemetery at Medicine Lodge the following day. A large number of friends and neighbors attended the services. Mrs. Nurse was 72 years of age and highly esteemed by everybody. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved ones.

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Married: On Sunday, Nov. 4, 1899, Warnie Greenfield and Daisy Chadwick, both of Lake City, were united in marriage. We extend congratulations.

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Marriage License: Wesley T. Reed and Alice Barnett, of Kiowa, obtained a license to wed on Oct. 28th, but the probate judge was sworn to secrecy until Monday of this week. The act hardly entitles the couple to a writeup. We wish them a happy life, however.

Nov 15, 1899

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Died: Martha J. Springer, mother of Dr. J.T. Cushenbery and Mrs. J.R. VanNess, of this city, and C.S. Cushenbery, of Sharon township, died Wednesday, November 8, 1899, at 8 o'clock p.m., at the advanced age of 73 years. She was feeble for some time and her death was no surprise. The funeral services were held from the residence of Dr. Cushenbery with whom the deceased made her home, on Thursday afternoon. Martha Jane Farrell was born at Scottsville, Kentucky, July 28, 1826. She was married August 12, 1848, to Hiram C. Cushenbery. Three children were born to this union - Dr. J.T. Cushenbery, of this city, C.S. Cushenbery, of Sharon township, Barber county, and Mary A. Kimrey, of Waverly, Kas. Her first husband died in 1859 and she was married again to Geo. W. Springer at Scottsville in 1860. One child was born to the union - Georgia VanNess, of this city. Mr. Springer died in the army in 1863. The deceased had survived both her parents and all of her brothers and sisters. We extend sympathy to those who mourn the loss of one so near and dear. [Card of Thanks signed by J.T. Cushenbery, C.S. Cushenbery, Mary A. Kimrey & Georgia VanNess follows.] [See also identical Cresset transcription of Nov 17, 1899.]

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Died: George Robinett died yesterday, November 14, at 3 o'clock a.m., after a lingering illness from consumption. The funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock. He leaves a wife and a child. They have the community's sincere sympathy.

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Born: Dr. and Mrs. C.L. Sparks are the proud parents of a nine pound girl baby born on Sunday, the 12th. All doing well. Drs. Moore and Cushenbery in attendance. [Warning news]

Nov 22, 1899

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Married: At the residence of the bride's parents in this city last Wednesday evening, Nov. 15, 1899, Charles Kinkaid and Stella Burnett were untied in marriage. Rev. R. Hahn, of Alva, officiated at the ceremony. The wedding was attended by only a few of the immediate relatives. Both are estimable young people and have grown up to manhood and womanhood in this city and vicinity. We join with their numerous friends in extending congratulations.

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Married: On Sunday, November 19th, Charles L. Green and Alice M. VanDusen were married at Kiowa where both parties reside. They are well known in southern Barber.

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Married: Mr. Dale S. McCoy and Miss Lillian M. Brown, both of Elm Mills township, were granted a marriage license on Saturday by Probate Judge Lacy and their happy marriage is doubtless consummated at this writing. There are none who more richly deserve success and happiness than this estimable couple and we take pleasure in joining with their numerous friends in extending our heartiest congratulations and good wishes.

Dec 6, 1899

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Married: Dave C. Funk and Miss Sadie Iliff were married at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Iliff, last Wednesday evening, November 29, 1899, Rev. J.W. Funk of the Presbyterian church officiating. These young people have the best wishes of a host of friends in and surrounding Medicine Lodge and we are pleased to join with them in extending good wishes. The groom is the oldest son of ex-Probate Judge S.S. Funk, now a citizen and merchant of Alva.

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Died: Miss Mittie Evans, aged twenty-two years, died of brain fever, Nov. 27th, at her home nine miles northwest of Alva, and was taken to Lake City, Kansas for burial beside a twin sister who died there about eight years ago. She was a dutiful daughter, of a lovable disposition, and the bereaved parents - Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Evans - have the sincere sympathy of thousands of friends in Barber and Woods counties in this their great bereavement. (Alva Pioneer) [See also Cresset transcription @ Dec 1, 1899.]

Dec 20, 1899

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Married: The marriage of Mr. Warnie Greenfield and Miss Daisy Chadwick took place at the residence of Justice Noah Warnstaff at Lake City on Thursday, [Dec] 7th, but the item reached us too late for publication last week. The groom has recently come here from Reno county, and the bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Chadwick of Elm Mills township. We extend best wishes.

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Married: Fred Louis Schrader and Frances Amelia Kessler, of Kiowa, secured a license to wed last Friday, [Dec] 15th, and Probate Judge Lacy was mean enough to try to keep the news away from us because he was so requested. Our detective force went out on a still hunt and learned that the happy groom-elect sent a special messenger from Kiowa to this city for the papers, and sealed his lips. We concluded after hearing all the evidence in the case, that our publishing the fact of the issuance of the license would not jar the universe perceptibly nor diminish the connubial bliss of the interested parties. We hope this apology and explanation will save us and the wedded couple from any calamity that might have otherwise befallen any of us.

Dec 27, 1899

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Died: Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Craig of Sharon, mourn the death of their baby boy four months old. The child was accidentally burned to death on Tuesday evening of last week. It was in a cab close to the stove, covered with a light spread. The mother went to a neighbor's house on an errand and when she returned the buggy was burning. She extinguished the fire and ran out for assistance but on her return the bedding in the buggy was again ignited and the child was so badly burned that it lived only a short time. It was one of the most horrible deaths to be conceived and the grief of the parents can scarcely be pictured. Mr. Craig is section foreman of the Santa Fe at Sharon.

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Birthday: Today is R.V. Bloom's 70th birthday and he arranged to have a family reunion. His sons and daughters are all present on the occasion and it goes without saying that the gathering at Mr. Bloom's house today will be one of the most pleasant that the old folks ever had. Sixteen years ago Mr. and Mrs. Bloom located in Mingona township with practically nothing, but now they own a section of land well improved, about 100 head of good cattle and other incidentals commonly kept on a farm, without a single dollar against them. They are now taking life easy, have leased the farm, are in good health and worry about nothing. Fact is, they are enjoying life in the fullest. Here's wishing them many more years of happiness and good health. [See also Cresset transcription @ Dec 29, 1899.]

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Married: Today, December 27, 1899, at 11 o'clock a.m., Mr. Seward I. Field and Miss Mettie E. Johnson will become husband and wife. The ceremony will take place in the Episcopal church in the presence of relatives and invited friends, and the words which will bind the two hearts will be spoken by the Rev. L.L. Swan, of Kingman. After the ceremony, an elaborate dinner will be served at the Central Hotel and the married couple will leave at 2:30 p.m. for Kansas City where the groom has an elegant furnished house awaiting him and his bride. The accomplished couple have been brought up in Medicine Lodge and there are none who can not claim their friendship. The groom is a son of S.K.W. Field, and is an attorney by profession. He graduated with honors at the State University last spring and has since held a responsible position with Beardsley & Gregory of Kansas City, one of the noted law firms of the West. His energy, industry, intellectual power and moral worth are the elements which have fitted him for a useful life and that success is written for his future is not in doubt. The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.J. Johnson of the Central Hotel. Too much can not be said of her virtues and her departure from the social circles of Medicine Lodge will be keenly felt among her numerous admiring friends. Miss Mettie is one of the city's most pleasant and lovable young ladies and there are none who can count more friends among their acquaintances. Her refinement and good nature are best appreciated by those with whom she was most intimately associated and nobody has anything but kind words for her. Among the host of well wishing friends who extend a glad hand to these popular young people today, the Index hopes to be included, and may Father Time in His never ending sway, bring new Fields to conquer and to bless. [See below @ Sep 12, 1900, pg 3, col 3 for S.K.W. Field's obituary.][And see Cresset transcription @ Dec 29, 1899.]

Jan-Jun 1901

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