Ahlf
Alford
Axline
Ayers
Brandon
Chadwick
Chandler
Chase
Clark
Clayton
Cook
Craven
Currie
Currie
Donovan
Field
Fullerton
Gadbois
Gaddie
Gano
Goodan
Guthrie
Guthrie
Hagerman
Hamlin
Harmon
Harris
Harris
Hendricks
Herr
Herr
Heskett
Hewitt
Hoover
Horn
Hussey
Iliff
Ireland
Johnson
Johnson
Jones
Kelley
Kenney
Kernohan
Knight
LaDou
Laury
LeDou
Lockert
Lonker
Louthan
Madden
McCoy
McGary
McGregor
Mills
Moomau
Morland
Murphy
Murphy
Nation
Nelson
Painter
Patton
Petit
Porter
Rankin
Renfrew
Reynolds
Risinger
Smith
Smith
Springer
Stanfield
Sterling
Strothers
Taliaferro
Talliaferro
Teagle
Tedrow
Tombs
Williams
Winters
Wolfrey
Woodward

REEL #M808/KSHS Microfilm Collection

Barber County Index: Jan-June 1900

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 3, 1900

pg 3, col 1

Born: A 12 pound girl baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Mills of Lake City on Tuesday of last week. Doctors Kociell and Moore attended.

pg 3, col 2

Birthday: Sunday, December 31st was Mrs. J.G. Clayton's 46th birthday and her relatives gathered at her home and indulged in a big birthday dinner. They had a good time.

pg 3, col 4

Married: On Monday, January 1, 1900, Wilbur N. Hewitt of Mumford, and Florence E. Hendricks, of Nashville, were united in marriage. We wish them boundless success and happiness.

pg 3, col 4

Married: Archie J. Ayers and Myrtle Alford were married by Probate Judy Lacy on Tuesday evening of last week. Both parties reside at Hazelton. The bride is a daughter of Mayor W.C. Alford of that city. We extend best wishes.

Jan 17, 1900, pg 3, col 3

Born: That fine girl that was left at Dr. Sam Luallen's last Thursday is not only a joy to its happy parents, but Grandpa Karl is specially proud of his first grandchild, and will quit making pills any time to talk about it. (Alva Review)

Jan 24, 1900, pg 3, col 5

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Fred Moomau, a 12-pound boy, January 18th. M.E. Morland, midwife.

Jan 31, 1900

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Born: An energetic little boy came to make his home with Mr. and Mrs. U.C. Herr Monday evening, January 29, 1900. We have learned how to reduce the republican majority in Medicine Lodge, at last.

pg 3, col 7

Birthday: Saturday night, January 27th, Mr. and Mrs. Waldron Chase gave an elaborate party at the Opera House in honor of the sixteenth birthday of their daughter, Miss Amy. There was enjoyment galore, and all were well entertained. Those present were: Jerry Gano, Max Purdy, Troy Stockstill, Garfield Parsons, Harry Mundy, Harry Sellers, Homer Hooker, Harold Hooker, Watler Owens, Walter Noble, Ned Axtell, Troy Watkins, George Stockstill, Clarence Rudolph, Burke Dorgan, Thomas Gallagher, Burney Standiford, Blanche Currie, Sybil Burney, Essie Lindley, Gail Moore, Mildred Gano, Bessie McCoy, Pearl Parsons, Nellie McCoy, May Axtell, Alice Rudolph, Jessie Rankin, Una Holmes, Jessie Ellis, Jennie MacGregor, Esther Lusk, Mary Anderson, Amy Chase. Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Gano and Mrs. L.M. Field assisted Mr. and Mrs. Chase in entertaining and serving refreshments.

Feb 7, 1900, pg 3, col 3

Born: A girl baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. Geo B. Brandon on Sunday, February 4th. Dr. Moore reported the event to us on Monday and said Mrs. Brandon was getting along nicely but George was looking down the mouth because it wasn't a boy. If George will drop in at this office during some of his leisure moments, he can get a few valuable pointers if he has the money to pay what it is worth.

Feb 14, 1900, pg 3, col 1

Born: Mr. and Mrs. Henry McCoy are rejoicing over the arrival of a ten-pound boy on Sunday, [Feb] 11th. Henry is a printer on the Cresset staff and is all right. We never knew a printer who wasn't.

Feb 21, 1900

pg 3, col 3

Married: George E. Lockert and Kitty Cook, both of Lake City, were married at the M.E. parsonage by Rev. J.F. Irwin last Wednesday, February 14th. Only a few friends witnessed the ceremony.

pg 3, col 4

Married: Probate Judge Lacy granted a marriage license on Monday to Rudolph W. Ahlf, of Woods county, O.T., and Agnes H. McGary of this county. They were united in marriage in this city yesterday by Father Sullivan.

Mar 7, 1900

pg 3, col 1

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Edward Teagle, of Mingona township, a daughter. Grandmas Clark and Teagle are very much elated over the arrival of the young guest. The event occurred March 2nd. Dr. Kociell in attendance.

pg 3, col 2

Died: Mrs. Edward Louthan died at her home near Mumford on Monday night of last week, of typhoid fever. She was 35 years of age and is mourned by a husband and five children. The funeral services were held Tuesday and interment was in the Mumford cemetery. Friends and strangers alike extend most sincere sympathy to the husband and children in their very sad and distressing affliction.

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Born: Pat Hussey and wife are rejoicing over the arrival of a nice girl last Thursday night, March 1st. Dr. Kociell in attendance.

pg 3, col 4

Died: Louise J. Currie, born June 12, 1846, died March 3, 1900, aged 53 years, 8 months, 21 days. The death of this noble woman is a source of deep grief to the people of Medicine Lodge and vicinity among whom she lived so long and by whom she was so highly esteemed. The maiden name of the departed one was Louise J. Petit. She was married at Chetopa, Kansas in 1872 to Charles B. Currie. Five children were born to the union who, with the husband and her aged father, survive and mourn her. Mrs. Currie was taken sick with pneumonia February 20th, and the disease assumed a violent form from the beginning. Great hopes were entertained for her recovery, however, until a few days before her death and everything was done to relieve her suffering that human hands could do, until the Silent Messenger came at 10 o'clock Saturday night, March 3rd. The funeral services were held from the family residence on Sunday and although the weather was very unpleasant, a large procession followed the remains to Highland cemetery. Rev. J.F. Irwin conducted the services. The community has lost a good citizen, the husband a dutiful, affectionate wife and the son and daughters a loving, devoted mother. Their grief is sacred and their friends mourn with them in their very sad misfortune. [Letter of Thanks follows]

Mar 14, 1900

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Married: William N. Hamlin and Hattie B. Springer, both of Nippawalla township, were untied in marriage by Probate Judge Lacy on Monday, the 12th. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Hamlin and the bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Springer, two of Barber County's best families. We extend hearty congratulations to this estimable couple.

pg 3, col 3

Died: Frank LeDou died on Monday morning March 12, at 1 o'clock after a lingering illness of several weeks from paralysis. The funeral services were held at 3 o'clock p.m. of the same day. Rev. J.F. Irwin, pastor of the M.E. church, conducted the services. The deceased was born at Montreal, Canada, October 4, 1828, died March 12, 1900, at the age of 71 years, 5 months and 12 days. He came to Kansas from Indiana in 1882, residing at Hutchinson, and in 1890 he came to Medicine Lodge where he has since lived. He was married twice. His first wife died in this city June 30, 1894. He was again married November 1, 1898 to Mrs Kate Murphy who, with the sons and daughters of the first marriage, survive him. Mr. LeDou had a family of 10 children, some of whom still reside here, but most of them reside in different states. Through the kindness of the sons, we have obtained the names. The oldest is 44 years of age and the youngest is 23: John, Levi, Virginia, Joseph, Jacob, Lady Jane, James, Lillie, Peter, Rachel. Mr. LaDou [sic] was an old solider and an honored citizen. His death casts a gloom over his friends, and especially his family by whom he was loved only as children can love a father. The community extends sympathy to them in their bereavement. [See G.A.R. resolution honoring Frank LeDou @ Mar 21, pg 3, col 5, KSHS Reel #808]

pg 3, col 3

Died: Laura, the eight year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Green Harris, was claimed by death Wednesday night, March 7, 1900. She was afflicted with the dreaded pneumonia which has been prevalent this winter. Funeral services were held at the Baptist chapel in this city on Thursday afternoon by Rev. Cain and interment was in Highland cemetery. Laura was a favorite among her young friends and a comfort and a cheer to her parents. Her death leaves a sad vacancy in the family as well as in the community. Mr. and Mrs. Harris reside six miles southeast of Medicine Lodge and have hosts of friends who extend sincere sympathy in their loss and misfortune. [See below for death of Laura's baby brother, Freddie.]

Mar 21, 1900

pg 3, col 3

Born: A girl baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Hagerman, on Saturday, March 17.

pg 3, col 3

Born: Dr. Kociell reports a girl baby born to Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Taliaferro last Wednesday, March 14th. [See marriage @ Dec 28, 1898 in Cresset transcription.]

pg 3, col 5

Died: Death has again invaded the home of Mr. and Mrs. Green Harris and claimed their 18 months old baby boy, Freddie. The same malady that caused the death of their oldest girl extended to the other children and the parents are entitled to the community's undivided sympathy and assistance. It is a very sad trial for Mr. and Mrs. Harris and they are certainly having much more than their share of trouble. Freddie died on Friday night, March 16, 1900 and the funeral was held on Saturday and the remains laid beside the dear one that had gone only a little more than a week before. The many friends of the family hope to hear of a speedy recovery of the other children.

Mar 27, 1900 [NB: The 27th is in error, it should be Mar 28]

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Died: George Kernohan, a brother-in-law to County Commissioner Rankin, died at his home near Mumford on Tuesday of last week, March 20. He was buried in Highland cemetery Thursday under the auspices of the Masonic order of this city, of which order he was a member. Mr. Kernohan was a native of Ireland, was 52 years of age, and leaves a family consisting of a wife and 10 children - eight sons and two daughters. The deceased came to the United States in 1870 and became a citizen of Barber county in 1897. The cause of death was pneumonia. The family have the sympathy of their neighbors and friends. [See also Cresset transcription @ Mar 23, 1900.]

pg 3, col 3

Died: Jacob Horn died at his home in Wichita, March 17, at the age of 83 years. He was a veteran of the civil war and at one time was a member of the G.A.R. Post in this city. He was an old Barber county settler, but has lived in Wichita for the past eight years. Uncle Jake had many warm friends in Barber county who regret to hear of his death. He lived a useful life and was deservingly respected by all who knew him.

pg 3, col 3

Born: A bouncing boy baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Iliff Monday morning March 26. Dr. Moore in attendance. Billie owes this shop a quarter's worth of cigars.

pg 3, col 5

Married: On Wednesday, March 21st, George M. Smith and Ollie Donovan, both of Alva, Oklahoma, were united in marriage by Probate Judge Lacy.

pg 3, col 5

Married: Mr. Clifford E. Murphy and Miss Pearl I. Woodward were united in the bonds of matrimony last Thursday, March 22, 1900, Judge Lacy officiating. The groom is the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Murphy and the bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.T. Woodward. They start on life's voyages with bright prospects and have many friends who wish them an abundance of happiness and prosperity, with whom the Index joins in extending felicitations.

Apr 4, 1900

pg 3, col 2

Born: Dr. Moore reports a boy baby born to Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Winters last Wednesday, March 28th. Mr. and Mrs. Winters reside in Deerhead township.

pg 3, col 2

Married: Charley Nelson was married last week to Miss Lizzie Patton. The ceremony took place at the bride's residence in Oklahoma, nine miles southwest of Kiowa. We congratulate both of them.

pg 3, col 2

Died: Oscar Harmon died March 24, 1900, in Sun City, Barber County, Kansas, at his father's home and was buried on the 26th in Lake City. Mr. Harmon was a resident of Pratt county for eight years living near Preston. He was a member of the Methodist church for years and had the sympathy of his many friends at Sun City and Preston in his illness. (Pratt Union)

Apr 11, 1900

pg 3, col 3

Married: George F. Guthrie went to the probate judge's office last Friday and secured a marriage license and sneaked out of town before anybody knew what he was "up to," and now he is a full fledged Benedict. The lady of his choice is Miss Ina Johnson, of Caldwell. Mr. Guthrie is the pharmacist in the J.R. Young drug store and has been a citizen among us less than a year, but he is a man who makes acquaintances rapidly and holds the esteem and confidence of all. The bride is a stranger to the people of Medicine Lodge but they are glad to welcome her into the social circles of the city. Mr. and Mrs. Guthrie will arrive the latter part of the week and will be at home in the beautiful and attractive residence on Oak street - Wilkins property - recently purchased by the groom. We join with Mr. Guthrie's friends in extending good wishes and compliments richly deserved. And also: Apr 18, 1900 @ pg 3, col 3 - Just as George Guthrie was leaving Kingman for Medicine Lodge yesterday, where he s engaged in the drug business, he informed a reporter that he was married last Sunday to Miss Ina Johnson, of Caldwell. The reason of this statement is because Barber county papers reported George married several months ago and it was taken for granted that it was a fact, but he says it was all a joke and that last Sunday was his first experience as a sure enough husband, but he says he will always regret he put it off so long. (Kingman Leader-Courier)

pg 3, col 3

Married: Mr. Ralph Currie and Miss Leta Hoover were married at Wichita two weeks ago. Their marriage was a surprise to all their friends as well as to the parents of the contracting parties. Ralph is the only son of C.B. Currie, and Miss Leta is the only daughter of Peter Hoover who resides in Eagle township, two of Barber county's most substantial ranch owners. The groom had been taking treatment for pneumonia in Wichita, and the bride was attending college prior to their marriage. They have many friends in Barber county who wish them unlimited happiness.

Apr 18, 1900

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Died: Miss Amanda Smith, daughter of R.M. Smith, died at Hot Springs, Ark., on Tuesday of last week. She had been a sufferer from rheumatism and had taken treatment from numerous physicians without much relief. A few weeks ago her father took her to the Springs hoping to benefit her but without success. The remains were brought home on Friday and the funeral services held from the family residence in Elwood township on Saturday. Elder M.B. Ingle, of Harper, formerly pastor of the Christian church of this city, preached the sermon. The most profound sympathy goes out to the relatives of the departed one. She had many friends in Barber county who mourn her early death.

pg 3, col 4

Born: Twin girl babies were born to Mr. and Mrs. C.Q. Chandler on Sunday morning, but lived only a short time. One lived an hour and the other three hours. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon and many sympathizing friends of the sad parents witnessed the burial. [See Cresset transcription of Apr 4, 1898 for Mr. & Mrs. Chandler's marriage report.]

Apr 25, 1900

pg 3, col 1

Born: Dr. Cushenbery tells us to give R.D. Gaddie credit for a big boy born on Sunday, the 22nd. Hurrah for Bob!

Born: A bouncing big boy baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. John Strothers last Thursday, April 19. Dr. Moore reported the event and told us to say that he will some day be a statesman far superior to Grandpa McGregor. Congratulations. And also @ Jul 11, pg 3, col 1: Mr. and Mrs. John Strothers, of this township, are delighted that their baby boy took the premium at the baby exhibition at Kiowa on the Fourth, and Grandpa McGregor is simply soaring above the clouds. Score again for Medicine Lodge.

May 2, 1900

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Died: William S. Stanfield died at the home of his parents April 19. He had been poorly for some months. Some weeks ago he was sent to San Antonio, Texas, in hopes that a change of climate would lead to recovery, but it was in vain. He returned to grow weaker and weaker until he passed away on Thursday morning. The funeral (which was largely attended) was from the Methodist church, Friday at 3 p.m., Rev. H.L. Marsh and the choir from the Congregational church assisting. The deceased was a member of the Presbyterian church at Hazelton. (Kiowa Review)

pg 3, col 3

Married: Elder W.T. McLain united in marriage at the Christian parsonage, April 24th, Mr. Edward Jones of Alva, and Miss Ella Wolfrey, of Coffeyville, Kansas. Judge Lacy is elated over having secured the patronage from such a distance and he thinks it a great advantage.

pg 3, col 4

Died: Ed Madden died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Madden, yesterday morning. He returned home from the asylum less than two weeks ago and was so poorly that no hopes were entertained for his recovery. The parents and relatives have the community's sincere sympathy. Funeral service will be held from the family residence today.

May 9, 1900

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Died: Mrs. C.M. Porter died at her home six miles east of town on Monday, May 7th, after a lingering illness. She leaves a husband and two children to mourn. The funeral was held yesterday and interment was in Highland cemetery. The family have the sympathy of the community.

pg 3, col 3

Died: Mrs. Kate Craven, proprietress of the Commercial Hotel at Kiowa, died in St. Francis Hospital at Wichita last week. Her funeral was held at Kiowa and the remains sent to Independence for burial. Mrs. Craven was a very highly respected lady and located at Kiowa at the time of the city's birth. The funeral is said to have been the largest ever held in Kiowa.

May 16, 1900, pg 3, col 3

Born: Dr. Cushenbery reports a boy baby born to Mr. and Mrs. D.H. Axline last Thursday, the 10th.

May 23, 1900

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Born: Mrs. Carrie Nation, osteopath, reports a nice boy baby born to Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Tombs who reside on the old Murdock farm west of town, last Wednesday, May 16.

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Marriage Licenses: Probate Judge Lacy issued a marriage license on Saturday to James Goodan, of Hazelton, and Orpha Fullerton, of Kiowa; and to Ernest T. Lonker, of Eagle township, and Ocea Laury, of Mingona. The latter couple were married by Elder W.T. McLain of this city. Our good wishes extended to both couples. They are members of some of the best families of Barber county.

pg 3, col 3

Born: Josh Knight became the happy papa of a nice little girl last Thursday afternoon, May 17. Josh is the happiest Englishman this side of the pond these days. Dr. Kociell was in attendance.

Jun 6, 1900

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Died: Mrs. Lillian Gadbois, formerly Miss Lillian Renfrew, died at Roswell, New Mexico, May 27th. She was a former Barber county lady, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.P Renfrew, who resided in Deerhead township prior to the opening of the strip, but now are residents of Alva, Oklahoma. She had many friends in Barber and Woods counties who mourn her early death. Mrs. Gadbois was 23 years, 7 months and 24 days of age.

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Married: Mr. Ernest H. Williams quietly departed for Lipscomb, Texas, on Monday and today he will claim the hand of Miss Gertrude I. Kelley. There are none who deserve success in a greater degree than this highly esteemed couple. The groom was brought up in this city and has been in the employment of our business men for many years, and all by whom he has been employed have nothing but words of commendation for him. He is at present head clerk with Glasler & Co. and is entitled to a large share of the credit for the very great success of that firm. If reliability, integrity, courtesy and industry make a man prosperous, Mr. Williams will reach the highest summit. The bride is not so well known in Medicine Lodge, although she has resided here a short time and has made many warm friends. She is a granddaughter to Mrs. C.G. Talliaferro and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Kelley. Mr. and Mrs. Williams will return from their wedding trip next week and will reside in Mrs. W.H. Sparks' house on Walnut street. They will receive the heart congratulations of a host of friends with whom the Index joins.

pg 3, col 4

Married: Probate Judge Lacy pronounced the words last Thursday, May 31, which made William I. Risinger and Mrs. Alice D. Reynolds, both of Kiowa, man and wife. Mr. Risinger resides on J.W. Potes' farm two miles northwest of Kiowa.

Jun 13, 1900

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Died: Mrs. John A. Chadwick passed away on Sunday night, June 10, 1900. She was one of the best ladies of Elm Mills township and her death is a severe shock to the neighborhood. We have only a meager report of the cause leading to her death. It was very sudden and unexpected and doubly sad. Mr. Chadwick has the sympathy of everybody in his loss.

Jun 20, 1900, pg 2, col 5

Died: Deputy Treasurer C.S. Heskett was called to the home of his parents in Moore township Monday morning by the death of his mother. Mrs. Heskett was in poor health for some years yet her death was no expected. She died quiet suddenly. She is survived by a husband a number of sons and daughters. She was one of the best women of Barber county and was held in the highest esteem by those who knew her. Her death is a loss to the family too great to express in words and a gloom is cast over the community in which she lived.

Jun 27, 1900

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Married: The marriage of Mr. Stephen W. Ireland and Miss Grace Tedrow was solemnized at the residence of Dr. and Mrs. D.E. Tedrow - the bride's parents - last Wednesday, June 20, 1900. Elder W.T. McLain, pastor of the Christian church, performed the ceremony. The marriage was witnessed only by immediate relatives. They are among our most popular young people and deserve to succeed. Mr. Ireland is our efficient and cordial deputy postmaster and his bride is one of Barber county's most popular educators. She taught a very successful term in our city schools this year. They have the sincere good wishes of all the people in this community where they have grown to manhood and womanhood. We join their numerous friends in congratulating them. Mr. and Mrs. Ireland are living in the house west of the Osage hotel on Kansas avenue west.

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Married: Mr. Thos. Kenney and Miss Ida R. Sterling were married at the residence of the bride's mother in this city on Sunday, June 24, 1900. Elder W.T. McLain officiated. Mr. Kenney is a member of the firm of Kenney Bros., proprietors of one of the meat markets, and has been identified with the cattle interests of the county for many years. He has a wide acquaintance and has many life-long friends. His bride is one of Medicine Lodge's charming young ladies, having formerly resided in Elwood township. She is a sister of W.J. Sterling, Sam Sterling and John Sterling - all prominent cattlemen. Mr. and Mrs. Kenney have a bright prospect before them and their numerous friends take pleasure in complimenting them.

Jul-Dec 1900

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