Aberding
Allison
Anderson
Arterburn
Ash
Axtell
Ayer
Baker
Ball
Ball
Ball
Ball
Barkley
Barwick
Beals
Beckley
Blunk
Boggs
Brandon
Brannon
Brown
Burgin
Burnett
Burney
Burns
Case
Chase
Chase
Chenoweth
Churchill
Cofer
Coles
Conkling
Cullison
Daugherty
Daugherty
Davis
Derrick
DeWitt
Doran
Drury
Eby
Eswick
Fair
Farley
Field
Fisher
Frazier
Freeman
Fullerton
Gamble
Gant
Gibson
Gibson
Gillett
Gordon
Griffin
Hall
Hall
Hall
Hardin
Herr
Herr
Herr
Hitt
Hogard
Houchin
Hoyt
Hull
Hussey
Hutchinson
Iford
Jackson
Jackson
Jarrett
Johnson
Johnston
Jones
Kidd
Kimble
King
Knight
Kumberg
Lacy
Landis
Latham
Lawrence
Lewis
Longmate
Louis
Louthan
Luallen
Lunsford
Luther
Luthy
Lytle
Madden
Madden
Madden
Matis
McCorkle
McCorkle
McCoy
McCoy
McGinnis
Michelson
Mills
Modder
Moomau
Moore
Morris
Morrison
Morton
Murphy
Neal
Neece
Nelson
Nelson
Nixon
Noble
Noel
Osborn
Ott
Painter
Parr
Parsons
Parsons
Patton
Patton
Purdy
Purdy
Purdy
Rench
Riggins
Roberts
Robinett
Roderick
Rogers
Rossi
Rouse
Sanders
Sanders
Schmidt
Schnelle
Seiling
Shanks
Shaw
Showalter
Smith
Smith
Southworth
Sparks
Squier
Stevens
Stockstill
Stone
Stone
Stone
Storey
Strickland
Taylor
Thompson
Tincher
Urton
Vangundy
Vaughn
Vennum
Wadsworth
Waldrich
Wall
Walstad
Walstad
Warrington
Webber
Wheaton
Wickersham
Wilfley
Withers
Woodard
Woodward

REEL #M808/KSHS Microfilm Collection

Barber County Index: Jan-Sept 1901

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 2, 1901

pg 3, col 2

Born: A.W. Schnelle and wife are the proud parents of a big boy baby on Friday, Dec. 28th. Dr. J.T. Cushenbery attending.

pg 3, col 2

Married: An enjoyable Christmas wedding and Christmas dinner combined was at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burgin of Turkey Creek township. The contracting parties were Mr. Oliver Lunsford and Miss Amelia Burgin. Rev. Lawrence, of Coats, performed the ceremony and seventy-five invited guests partook of one of the best dinners ever set to tempt the eyes of man. It is a pleasure to extend the congratulations to such a worthy couple.

pg 3, col 3

Died: Tom Brown accidently shot himself while out hunting Sunday and lived only a few minutes after the wound was inflicted. The gun was discharged as he was alighting from a wagon, the stalk striking the wheel. The entire load entered his side. Mr. Brown has been stopping at the Hanson hotel here for several months. He has a brother and other relatives living in Sharon township, with whom he was visiting on the day of the fatal accident. Mrs. Lou Robinett of this city is his sister. The shock of the sudden death was a hard blow to his relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at Sharon on Monday. [See Cresset transcription @ Dec 2, 1898, for marriage of Tom Brown's sister, Lou, to Geo. W. Robinett.]

pg 3, col 3

Married: Sam G. Vangundy and Nellie Neece of Kiowa, were united in marriage in the parlor of the Central Hotel in this city last Thursday, December 27th. Judge Lacy tied the knot and if somebody didn't lie, he also kissed the bride in good old Hoosier fashion.

pg 3, col 5

Died: The Index is grieved to learn of the death of Dr. A.Y. Hull which occurred at the home of his son, M.A. Hull, publisher of the Kiowa Review, on Saturday morning, December 29th. The remains were taken to Iowa, his old home and the home of his son, Congressman Hull, for burial. Dr. Hull was about 84 years of age, but during the past year has been feeble at times, yet his constitution was regarded remarkable for a man of his age. He has been a resident of Kiowa for the most part of the past several years and has done considerable editorial work on the Review. He was a gifted writer and a fine gentleman personally. Whenever we went to Kiowa we always felt it a pleasure to call on Dr. Hull and engage in conversation with him. His knowledge of current events, his historical ability and his strong logic were elements that made a meeting with him enjoyable as well as beneficial. As long as time lasts, the Index shall ever cherish a fond remembrance of this grand, venerable gentleman. Our acquaintance with him was brief but nevertheless none too limited to measure his virtues. During his younger days, Dr. Hull had much to do with public affairs in his native state and there were doubtless many gathered around his casket to do honor to a tried and trusted honorable friend. To Editor Hull, we extend most earnest sympathy in the loss he sustains. He has bade a final farewell to his best earthly friend.

Jan 9, 1901

pg 3, col 2

Born: Wash Shaw is the daddy of a fine boy which arrived on Dec. 30th. Our late mention of the item is due to the fact that Dr. Kociell failed to report in time last week.

pg 3, col 3

Died: The little five year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wheaton died last Thursday morning and was interred Friday morning. The cause of her death was diphtheria.

pg 3, col 3

Died: The 8 months old babe of Mr. and Mrs. Squire Boggs accidently fell into a pan of boiling hot water Wednesday morning and died Thursday night.

pg 3, col 3

Died: Robert Lumpkin died at his home in Sharon township last Thursday, January 3rd, after a long illness. Mr. Lumpkin was well known in this part of the county. He was an old soldier and a member of the G.A.R. post of this city and was highly esteemed and respected. The funeral was held on Friday and the remains were interred in the Sharon cemetery. Many of Dr. Lumkin's comrades of this city attended the funeral. [NB: Published account give the surname two spellings.]

Jan 16, 1901

pg 3, col 1

Died: Mrs. B. Kumberg, mother of F. Kumberg, of Elm Mills township, died Monday night. She was 92 years of age. Funeral services were held yesterday.

pg 3, col 2

Died: News of the death of Bill King was recently received here. Mr. King will be remembered as the stalwart Greenbacker of Mingona township and a number one good citizen. He is related to Mrs. J.L. Gant. Mr. King went to Oklahoma about the time the Cheyenne country was opened to settlement.

pg 3, col 4

Married: The marriage of Mr. Bert Thompson and Miss Anna G. Stockstill was solemnized by Probate Judge Lacy in this city at high noon last Thursday, January 10, 1901. The parties to this contract are of the best families in Barber county. Mr. Thompson is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis W. Thompson, of Nippawalla township. His bride is a daughter of T.B. Stockstill, of Sharon township. The parents of both groom and bride are among our most substantial stockmen and own fine ranches. The groom is the Missouri Pacific operator at Kiowa, a young man of excellent habits and large ability and is possessed with those elements so essential to success in life. His bride is a lady who enjoys the esteem of everybody who knows her. Her accomplishment, her refinement and her pleasant ways have made her popular in society, and when we predict that she will make the man of her choice an invaluable helpmate in life's battles, we know that we will have a ready response in the minds of those who enjoy her acquaintance. The Index is pleased to heartily congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Thompson.

pg 3, col 5

Born: A bouncing boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Knight on Monday night. Dr. Moore [attending].

pg 3, col 5

Married: Probate Judge Lacy performed the marriage ceremony of Alvin W. Sanders and Lyda E. Latham, both of Marion, Ok., on Monday, Jan. 14. The bride is a sister of Mrs. Mel Storey of Sharon.

Jan 30, 1901

pg 3, col 2

Adoption: Mr. and Mrs. T.L. Jarrett and Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Cullison adopted J.D. McCoy's little girls in probate court last week. Mr. and Mrs. Jarrett adopted Maud, and Mr. and Mrs. Cullison adopted May.

pg 3, col 3

Married: Daniel W. Morris and Miss Bertie Brannon, of Kiowa, secured the necessary documents to wed, from Judge Lacy last Friday.

pg 3, col 4

Died: The very sad and unwelcome news of the death of Mrs. Geo. C. Smith was received here last Wednesday. Mrs. Smith died at the home of her sister-in-law in Marshall, Mo., while there on a visit. She died on January 18th. We clip the following from the Marshall Index: Mrs. Sarah Smith died at the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Margaret Squier, on Odell avenue, Friday morning at 5:40 o'clock, aged 37 years. Mrs. Smith was born in Ohio in 1863 and was the daughter of Dr. E. and Katherine Showalter. The deceased left her birthplace with her parents when but a mere child, going to Michigan, where she resided but a short time. Her parents then moved to Waterloo, Iowa, where she was united in marriage with George C. Smith on December 21, 1887. The newly wedded couple located in Barber county, Kansas, where they have since resided. During the Thanksgiving holidays, Mrs. Smith, with her husband and two little children, came to Marshall to spend the winter with relatives. Mrs. Smith was confined but a short time and her death seems almost unbearable to the broken-hearted husband and children who, by her death, have lost life's greatest blessing - a kind and loving mother, a much devoted wife. She was a most lovable Christian character and her aim in this life has ever been to do things pleasing to her Master. She leaves a husband and three small children - Ada, aged 12, Georgia, aged 6, and a little babe but four days old. She also leaves a mother, three brothers and a sister, all living in California - to mourn her demise. The remains were taken to Auxvasse, Callaway county, to be laid to rest beside the husband's father and mother in the Auxvasse church cemetery. The friends of Mr. Smith, in this county - and they are limited only by population - are pained to learn of his sorrow and great misfortune. During their four years residence in this city, they endeared themselves to all and everybody regretted when they returned to their farm in Moore township. And now that fate has decreed a final separation from one who was such a kind friend, all that remains is a fond remembrance of her many virtues among us. [See also Cresset transcription @ Jan 25, 1901.]

pg 3, col 4

Died: Cyrus Osborn died at his home in Eagle township last Wednesday night, January 23, 1901. The remains were interred in Highland cemetery on Friday. Rev. J.F. Irwin conducted services at the grave. Mr. Osborn was 53 years of age and lived in Barber county many years. His death was due to a complication of heart and lung trouble. Dr. J.K. Osborn, of this city, is his brother. [See also Cresset transcription of Feb 1, 1901]

pg 3, col 4

Died: Truman Churchill died in Elm Mills township in Barber county, Kansas, January 22, 1901, in his 77th year. Mr. Churchill was born near Mentor, Ohio, March 21, 1824. He was married to Charlotte A. Davis February 9, 1851. To this union was born three children, two of whom are still living, Lenora M. Woodard, who lives in Woodstock, Illinois, and Charlotte A. Purdy, at Port Huron, Michigan. On October 18, 1858, he married his now bereaved widow at Woodstock, Illinois, and to this union was born four children, all of whom are living. Cora M. Rench, residing at Rockwell City, Iowa. Three sons, Josiah T., Harry M., and Ernest W., live in Kansas and were present with their mother at the funeral. Mr. Churchill was converted at the age of 19 and united with the Free Will Baptist church in Ohio. On moving to Iowa some years afterward he united with the Missionary Baptist church and was elected deacon of the church. Moving to his late residence in Kansas in the spring of 1898, he with his wife united with the Baptist church in Medicine Lodge, was elected deacon of this church also, and has gone by the name of "Deacon" Churchill. In November 1862, Mr. Churchill enlisted as a soldier in the civil war in the 95th Ill. Volunteers at Rockford. In February 1865 was discharged on account of disability, at Davenport, Iowa. Mr. Churchill was the last to die of a family of 11 children, all having lived to an advanced age. For 42 years he and his wife have lived together without a death in the family. In his last sickness he bore his affliction with patience, though a great sufferer. He was perfectly resigned to the will of God, almost his last words being "I am fully prepared to go." He lived the life of faith and died as he had lived, triumphant in the faith. Brother Churchill's funeral took place in the Methodist church at Sawyer, Jan. 24th, at 11 o'clock. The house was filled with his friends and loved ones. There were but four of his family present, the wife and three sons. The sermon was preached from the text "And I hear a voice from heaven saying, write [sic] blessed are the dead which died in the Lord from henceforth; yes, saith the spirit, that they may rest from their labors, for their words follow with them." Rev. 14:13. Rev. J.J. Griffin, pastor of the Baptist church, Medicine Lodge, officiating. [NB: Obviously, Mr. Churchill married twice, but there is no clarifying information about the death/departure of Charlotte Davis Churchill, nor the name of his 2nd wife.][See also Cresset transcription @ Feb 1, 1901, although the text is virtually identical.]

Feb 6, 1901

pg 3, col 1

Died: The 3 year old child of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Ash died last Thursday and was buried on Friday.

pg 3, col 2

Died: Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Case mourn the death of their little daughter, Helen Blanche. She died shortly after midnight last Wednesday. The death was very sudden and was caused from stomach trouble. Helen was 2 years, 10 months and 29 days old and one of Medicine Lodge's favorite little children. Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon. Rev. J.J. Griffin, pastor of the Baptist church, preached the sermon.

pg 3, col 5

Marriage License: Judge Lacy issued a marriage license last Wednesday to Marion L. Louthan and Maggie Sanders. The groom is a citizen of Oklahoma and the bride lives at Hazleton.

Feb 13, 1901

pg 3, col 3

Died: Joseph P. Gibson died at his home in this city on Sunday, February 10, 1901, at 8 o'clock a.m., of pneumonia. The news of his death was a shock to all except a few immediate friends who were familiar with his sickness and serious condition. He was sick only a few days. The funeral services were held from the family residence on Monday afternoon. Rev. J.F. Irwin, pastor of the M.E. church conducted the services. Mr. Gibson was a native of Tennessee. Soon after the outbreak of the civil war he enlisted in the 4th Tennessee Cavalry and served in the Union army three years. He has been a citizen of Barber county continuously during the past 21 years and has been engaged in various business avocations. For a number of years he was actively engaged in business in this city and for several years lived on his farm near Isabel, but a few years ago, returned again to the city. He is survived by a wife and eight children. J.M. Gibson, of this city, is his brother. His first wife died before the family came to Barber county. He was married the second time to Phoebe Rogers April 18, 1880. To the first union were born four children, William F., John D., Mary (Mrs. Luallen) and Carrie, the men residing in Oklahoma and the ladies residing in this city. The children of the second union are Cornie, Gladys, Fern and Helen. Mr. Gibson was a man whose citizenship was prized by everybody and whose death is mourned by all. For 35 years he was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and lived an honorable, upright, consistent Christian life. Honest in his dealings, truthful in his utterances, kindly in disposition, and charitable toward all, he was a man worthy of emulation. A good citizen, an affectionate husband, a kind father is gone. To the stricken wife, children and brother, a sorrowing community bows in sympathy.

pg 3, col 3

Died: Zella M. Brandon, born June 2, 1898, died February 6, 1901, aged 2 years, 8 months and 4 days. The little one was a sufferer from tonsilitis and was sick only a few days. The funeral was held on Thursday afternoon, Feb. 7th, Elder W.T. McLain, pastor of the Christian church officiating. Zella was the oldest child of Mr. and Mrs. G.B. Brandon, a sweet little girl loved by parents, relatives and friends. The parting is sad but it is the inevitable summons we all must obey. The stricken parents, in thus sustaining the loss of such a dear little companion, have the sincere sympathy of all. [Followed by a Card of Thanks: Mr. and Mrs. Brandon desire to publicly thank their friends who so kindly assisted them in their great bereavement. While sympathetic friends and kind deeds can not replace the lost treasure they are nevertheless a source of much consolation in such trying ordeals.

pg 3, col 3

Birthday: Mrs. Mary Murphy's children gave her a big birthday dinner at the home of one of her daughters, Mrs. J.C. Walstad, on Monday. About 35 were present. Those from a distance who attended were J.A. Murphy and family of Alva, and W.H. Murphy, of Cleo. It was Grandma Murphy's 72nd birthday. She received several nice presents.

pg 3, col 5

Died: Dr. Dunnington of Anthony was over Thursday consulting with Dr. Burnett. Mrs. George B. Johnston, one of his patients, is very low and the Doctor felt that he would prefer consulting an older head than to take all the risk himself. And then: Mrs. Johnston died Monday morning about 10 o'clock. Mrs. Johnston and her husband, George B. Johnston, came here about 15 years ago from Sharon, Pa., and have resided here ever since. She was a woman with very poor health, being of a very delicate constitution. She was an untiring and constant worker in the church and Sunday school and spent a great portion of her time in trying to make life here and hereafter better for others, and her works will no doubt live after her, for many are the persons that have been led to live a better life from the good advice given them by Mrs. Johnston. She leaves a husband and a host of friends to mourn her departure, but she has gone where real life is just begun.

pg 3, col 6

Married: Mr. Louis Michelson, of Wichita, and Miss Clara C. Lacy, of this city, were married at the home of the bride's parents, Probate Judge Burd Lacy and wife, in this city last Wednesday eve, February 6, 1901. Elder W.T. McLain, pastor of the Christian church, performed the ceremony. The Index is pleased to extend congratulations. The bride has been a citizen of Medicine Lodge for many years and has many friends who wish her abundant happiness and success. Mr. Michelson is an expert tailor, having for years been in business in Wichita and standing high in the social and business circles of that city. Mr. and Mrs. Michelson will reside at Oklahoma City. They departed on Monday of this week.

Feb 20, 1901

pg 3, col 5

Died: Dell Sparks died at Woodward last Friday, February 15, 1901, of Bright's disease. He had been in poor health for some time. His home was in Kansas City but he had been staying at the home of his sister, Mrs. Thos. Doran, at Woodward, a good portion of his time lately. Dell was 31 years of age and the third youngest of the Sparks family. He was brought up in this county and city and was the same as a Medicine Lodge citizen, though he removed to Kansas City about 11 years ago. His friends everywhere are pained to hear of his early death. He leaves a wife to mourn his death. The remains were taken to Kansas City for burial. His brother, Lail, of this city, met the funeral party at Kiowa and went with them to Kansas City. The relatives have the most profound sympathy of everybody in their hours of grief. Mrs. Sparks, mother of the deceased, is in Ukiah, California, and could not attend the funeral.

Feb 27, 1901

pg 3, col 3

Died: The infant child, ten months old, of Mr. and Mrs. John Vaughn died on Sunday and was buried in Highland cemetery Monday. Rev. J.F. Irwin conducted the funeral services.

pg 3, col 4

Died: Mrs. C.W. Barkley died last Wednesday, Feb. 20, 1901, at Attica, Kansas. She had been in poor health for some time and about six weeks ago was removed to Attica, the home of her parents. For several weeks she suffered intensely with remarkable patience. Funeral services were held at Kiowa, conducted by Rev. J.W. Dibbens. Mabel Ethel Smith was the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. J. Hamlin Smith. At the age of nine years she was converted and united with the U.B. church. Later she transferred her membership to the M.E. church in which she was an earnest worker until her death at the age of 28 years and 23 days. She was recently married to C.W. Barkley, of this city. The sorrowing husband and parents have the sincere sympathy of everybody in their great loss.

pg 3, col 5

Died: E.L. Waldrich died very suddenly last Thursday at the residence of his son, J.C. Waldrich, near Zula, of an apoplectic stroke. He was there visiting his son and meant to return to Iowa in February to visit his other son. The remains were brought to Alva, Saturday, and sent to Grace Hill, Iowa, for interment. He was a most excellent man, loved by all who knew him and leaves two sons to mourn his loss, who have the sympathy of all in their bereavement. (Alva Pioneer)

Mar 6, 1901

pg 3, col 2

Married: On Tuesday, February 26th, Judge Lacy united in marriage John R. Coles and Effie Lewis, and on Wednesday, the 27th, he married Richard H. Beckley and Sarah O. McGinnis. Both couples reside at Kiowa.

pg 3, col 3

Married: Howard E. Stone and Ethel L. Gibson were married on Sunday, March 3, 1901. The groom is well known in this vicinity. He has resided here about two years and is a brother of Harry, Dan, Frank, Fred and John Stone. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.P. Gibson, of Elm Mills township. She has been in this city over a year. She is an accomplished, pleasant young lady and has many friends in Medicine Lodge and elsewhere. Mr. and Mrs. Stone will reside in Sharon township on a farm recently purchased by the groom. They are both intelligent, energetic and industrious people and have a promising future before them. The Index extends sincerest congratulations.

Mar 13, 1901

pg 3, col 4

Married: Johann P. Alfred Luther and Hilda Maude Stevens were married at noon Sunday, March 10, 1901, in St. Mark's Episcopal church, the Rt. Rev. L.L. Swan officiating. The groom is a native of Switzerland. He was naturalized last fall and has lived here about two years. He is a wealthy stockman and is energetic and well educated. The bride is the oldest daughter of Mrs. Mary Stevens and is a lady of many accomplishments. She has taught a number of terms of schools in the county, is particularly skilled in vocal and instrumental music and has grown from childhood to womanhood in this city and vicinity. We wish Mr. and Mrs. Luther life's richest blessings.

pg 3, col 4

Married: Frank L. Gordon and Miss Myrtle Riggins were married at the residence of the bride's father, Wm. Riggins, in Elm Mills township on Sunday, March 10, 1901. Probate Judge Lacy pronounced the words that tied the knot. Mr. Gordon is one of Barber County's promising school teachers. He is a son of Davis Gordon of Sharon township, and a man of exceptionally good qualifications to succeed in any vocation. The bride is the second daughter of William Riggins and is a charming young lady. She is admired and loved by all her neighbors and friends for her kindly disposition and attainments. The Index extends compliments to Mr. and Mrs. Gordon and joins with their numerous friends in wishing them a future of endless happiness and prosperity.

pg 3, col 5

Born: Dr. Cushenbery reports a girl baby born to Mr. and Mrs. Maby Warrington, of Mingona township, last Friday, March 8th.

pg 3, col 5

Married: Probate Judge Lacy made another couple happy last Thursday night at his residence. The parties to the nuptial contract were Thomas C. Wickersham and Nellie M. Strickland of Mingona township. They are popular young people and have the good wishes of all their neighbors and friends. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Strickland, one of the best families in the county.

pg 3, col 6

Died: The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Allison of Sharon township, died on Monday. It was only three days old. Mr. and Mrs. Allison reside on B.B. Daugherty's farm, having purchased it last fall. They came to Barber county from Great Bend.

Mar 20, 1901

pg 3, col 4

Married: Peter J. Jackson and Lucy Wilfley were married at the residence of Thomas Carter and wife last Wednesday, March 13th. Judge J.L. Brady performed the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson are colored people of Nashville, he bride being a daughter of Fenton Wilfley, of this city. The boys around the Court House tell a good joke on Judge Lacy concerning this marriage. After the Judge had issued the license he put on a few additional airs of dignity and told the couple to stand up and he would soon do the job. After a little hesitation and evident embarrassment, the couple informed His Honor that Judge Brady had been engaged for the occasion. There were several spectators in the room and if Judge Lacy would have invested in a box of cigars just about that time, he could have avoided a great deal of sport at his expense.

pg 3, col 4

Married: Ernest H. Hogard and J. Alma Lytle were married at the residence of the officiating pastor and wife, Rev. and Mrs. J.J. Griffin, in this city on Sunday, March 17, 1901. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Hogard, of Valley township. The bride is the second daughter of Mrs. O.V. Lytle, of this township, until a few years ago a resident of this city. She is an accomplished young lady and has many well wishing friends here and elsewhere.

pg 3, col 4

Married: At the residence of Mr. and Mrs. B.B. Daugherty, in the eastern part of the city on Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock. Rev. T.J. Cook said the words that made Mr. S.R. Noel and Miss Viola Daugherty one in the holy bonds of matrimony. The wedding was a quiet affair, only a few relatives and friends being present. The bride and groom were neatly attired. After the usual congratulations, the guests were invited to the dining room where a supper well befitting the occasion was served. The bride and groom were the recipients of a number of valuable presents which will serve as reminders of a happy event in their lives. (Harper Advocate)

Mar 27, 1901

pg 3, col 4

Married: Mr. Frank Stone and Miss Lizzie Urton were married last Wednesday evening, March 20, 1901, at the residence of the bride's parents southeast of this city. Rev. J.F. Irwin, pastor of the Methodist church, solemnized the marriage. The groom is a solid, energetic farmer, and a brother of Harry and the other Stone boys and well known to everybody in this vicinity. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Urton. She is a young lady of exceptionally good traits and possesses many accomplishments. The Index, with many other friends, wishes them a happy and successful life.

Apr 10, 1901

pg 3, col 5

Died: Miss Cora Hall died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Hall, in this city on Friday, April 5, 1901, at 9 o'clock a.m., after an illness of several months. She was 19 years and 6 days of age. The funeral services were held from the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Hall on Saturday. Rev. J.J. Griffin, pastor of the Baptist church, conducted the services. Miss Cora was loved by many friends and acquaintances and during her affliction had the heartfelt sympathy of all who knew her. She was taken to different hospitals for treatment but found only temporary relief. Her malady was very complicated and her suffering was beyond realization. She was converted at the age of 16 years and lived a pure, noble, Christian life. She is survived by a father, mother, brother, and three sisters, in whose memory her kindness, faithfulness and devotion as a daughter and sister will ever live as a sacred example. The stricken relatives have the sympathy of all. And: Mr. and Mrs. Hall request us to extend thanks to the friends who so kindly assisted them during their trouble and sorrow.

pg 3, col 6

Born: Sim Hall was setting up the cigars Friday over the arrival of a fine girl at his place. He says she has come to stay and Sim thinks she is one of the best in the township.

pg 3, col 7

Born & Death: To Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Louis on March 19th, a boy. We regret to learn that the child died recently. The parents have the sympathy of their friends. Mrs. Louis is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Ott and resides near Keith, Ok.

Apr 17, 1901

pg 3, col 2

Born: Dr. Cushenbery reports a girl baby born to Mr. and Mrs. M.P. DeWitt on the 8th.

pg 3, col 2

Born & Died: Twin boys were born to Mr. and Mrs. LA. Eby last Wednesday morning, April 10th. One of them died but the other is a nice big healthy baby, weighing 10 pounds strong. Both child and mother are getting along nicely.

pg 3, col 3

Married: Judge Burd Lacy put on his fine broadcloth suit last Wednesday and joined Mr. Johnson Madden and Miss Alice Ball in the bonds of matrimony. Both parties reside in Eagle township and are worthy young people.

pg 3, col 4

Married: Marcellus Cofer, of Wichita, and Fannie T. Kimble, of Hazelton, were granted a marriage license by Judge Lacy on Tuesday evening, April 9th.

Apr 24, 1901

pg 3, col 2

Born: Tom Parr and wife, of Mingona township, are rejoicing over the arrival of a big healthy boy last Thursday, Apr. 18th. Dr. Moore in attendance.

pg 3, col 4

Married: Mr. Hal. D. Fair and Miss Amy Chase were married at Kiowa last Thursday night, April 18, 1901, at Kiowa. The ceremony was performed by Rev. H.L. Marsh, pastor of the Congregational church of that city. Mr. and Mrs. Fair went to Wichita on Friday and returned home on Monday. Mr. Fair is the junior member of the mercantile firm of J.D. Fair & Son and his bride is the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Waldron Chase. They now reside with the groom's father but will begin housekeeping as soon as they can secure a house.

pg 3, col 6

Died: One of Mr. and Mrs. Pat Hussey's children died at Arkansas City Sunday. The remains were brought to this city yesterday and interred in Highland cemetery. The parents have the sympathy of their Barber county friends.

pg 3, col 6

Married: Mr. Johnson Madden and Miss Alice Ball were united in the Holy Bonds of Matrimony, last Wednesday evening, April 10, by Probate Judge Lacy. They have a host of friends who wish them a long and prosperous life. They are residing with Peter Hoover at present.

May 8, 1901

pg 3, col 2

Born: A.J. McCorkle and wife, who reside about six miles southeast of town, are the proud parents of a big boy born on Sunday, the 5th. Dr. Cushenbery in attendance.

pg 3, col 3

Born: A girl baby was born to Wm. Roderick and wife, of Sharon township, on Friday, May 3rd. Dr. Cushenbery [in attendance].

pg 3, col 6

Born: Dr. Moore reports a new boy at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fisher east of town. The event occurred May 1st.

pg 3, col 7

Died: Mrs. I.N. Vennum, mother of Mrs. Wm. Axtell, died in this city, Wednesday, May 1st. She was 65 years of age. Her death was caused from an abscess on the liver. The funeral services were held on Thursday. Her husband and several children survive her. The family lives in Wichita, but Mrs. Vennum had been staying with her daughter here most of the time during the past few years. The sympathy of everybody goes out to the stricken husband, sons, and daughter.

May 15, 1901, pg 3, col 1

Born: On Monday, the 13th, to O.J. Hitt and wife, a bouncing boy.

May 22. 1901, pg 3, col 5

Married: Mr. John W. Luthy and Miss Rosa Matis, both of Sharon township, were united in marriage at the Christian parsonage in this city on Sunday, May 19, 1901, by Elder W.T. McLain. Mr. Luthy is one of the most substantial and influential citizens of Sharon and his bride is one of the community's most estimable young ladies. The Index wishes them a long, prosperous and happy life.

Jun 5, 1901

pg 3, col 2

Born: A baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. H.P. Seiling Tuesday night, May 28. Dr. Cushenbery attended.

pg 3, col 5

Died: Jessie M. Jones, daughter of Mrs. Minnie Jones, died at the residence of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Owen, in this city on the evening of May 28th. She was indisposed with tonsilitis a little more than a week, but her condition was not considered dangerous until a few days before her death when it developed into pneumonia. The funeral services were held on Wednesday, conducted by Elder W.T. McLain, pastor of the Christian church. Jessie was 11 years, 5 months and 14 days of age. She was one of Medicine Lodge's sweetest little girls and her early death is mourned by all of her little friends and playmates. The mother and relatives have the undivided sympathy of the community. [Note: A lengthy memorial poem from a friend follows the obituary.]

Jun 12, 1901

pg 3, col 5

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. F.J. Wadsworth on Sunday, June 9, a boy. Here's where we smoke.

pg 3, col 6

Married: Charles Burney, formerly of this city, and Anna Nelson, of Cedar township, were united in marriage at Hutchinson on Wednesday, June 5, 1901. The groom is a son of Dr. and Mrs. B.R. Burney, now residing at Kiowa. He is a barber by profession and has owned and operated shops in this city and Kiowa for a number of years. He was brought up in Medicine Lodge and has many warm friends here. His bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Nelson, and a lady of refinement and rare accomplishments. She is one of the county's ablest school teachers and is popular in educational circles. Her friends are limited only by her acquaintanceship. Mr. and Mrs. Burney will live in Alva, Ok., where they are now at home. The Index is pleased to extend congratulations.

pg 3, col 6

Married: William A. Derrick and Maude Blunk, two popular young people of Elmwood township, will be married today. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. G.W.B. Derrick, formerly of Kiowa, now of Anthony, and the bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Blunk of Elwood township. We join with many friends in wishing them a happy and prosperous married life.

Jun 19, 1901, pg 3, col 2

Died: John Ayer, son of Dr. Geo. W. Ayer of this city, was killed at Ft. Logan, Colorado, June 3rd. He was shot by an officer who mistook him for another man. John was a civil engineer and was surveying in South America for a number of years, having returned to Colorado about six months ago.

Jun 26, 1901

pg 3, col 2

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nelson, Sunday, June 16, 1901, twins, a boy and a girl. The young gentleman weight 8 pounds while the little lady tipped the beam at 6. Mrs. Nelson was formerly Miss Lizzie Patton. Dr. Packson reports all doing nicely. (Kiowa Journal)

pg 3, col 4

Married: "Two Popular People Wed" - J.N. Tincher and Nella M. Southworth will be married at the beautiful residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. J. Southworth, on east Washington avenue, today at 11:30 a.m. Hon. P.B. Gillett, judge of the twenty-fourth judicial district of Kansas, will tie the connubial knot. The wedding march will be furnished by J.C. Walstad, of this city, and A. Rossi, of Kiowa, on violin and Italian harp. The groom's costume is French black. The bridal gown is of white foulard silk made entrain, waist tucked and trimmed in mousseline de soi appliqué. The bride will wear a regulation veil and the bridal flowers will be lilies of the valley. Samuel Griffin will officiate in the capacity of groomsman, and Miss Ray Nixon as bridesmaid. Outside of the relatives of the contracting parties, only a few invited friends will witness the ceremony. Luncheon will be served at 12 o'clock. It is a pleasure to join with the friends of this couple in extending compliments and good wishes. Mr. Tincher is a son of Mr. and Mrs. A.T. Tincher, of Sharon township, and the junior member of the Noble & Tincher law firm of this city. His experience in Kansas is similar to that of most of the young men in the state who have built themselves up. He began business for himself as a school teacher at the age of sixteen years, and with market success. A few years ago he concluded to engage in the law profession and entered A.L. Noble's office. Here he displayed remarkable talent and last spring he gained a partnership with Mr. Noble and now attends to the business of the firm here, Mr. Noble having removed to Winfield where he formed another partnership with Congressman A.M. Jackson. Politically we have no compliments for Mr. Tincher. He is now a republican although he had better raising. His father is one of the best democrats in Kansas, and J.N. was similarly domiciled until he got into bad political company, but we have hopes that the lady of his choice, whose politics are better, will redeem him in course of time. Miss Nella Southworth is one of the most charming and accomplished young ladies in Medicine Lodge. Her education and her social disposition have made her enviable in society and her pleasant ways and cordial bearing have made her an endless chain of friends. Mr. and Mrs. Tincher will leave at 2 o'clock this afternoon on a wedding tour to Kansas City and other points.

pg 3, col 5

Birthday - "A Surprise Party" - Last Sunday, June 16, the neighbors of Major Robinson and wife gathered at their home in Valley township to celebrate his 84th birthday, bringing baskets, pails and pans well filled. The ladies spread a table in the house for the older ones and the young folks had a table under the mulberry trees, then all partook of a dinner fit for the President. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. M. Evans, Mr. and Mrs. J. Strohl, Mr. and Mrs. N. Marshall, Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Gardner and two children, Mr. and Mrs. C. Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. Moomau, Mr. and Mrs. Inslee, Grandma Dunham, Mrs. Emrick, Mrs. Johnson; Misses Josie French, Belinda Strohl, Tempie and Delight Strohl, Clara, Bessie and Emma Roessler, Goldie and Silvie Murray, Inez Moomau, Carrie Cox, Mary and Laura Inslee, Dottie, Blanche and Esther Johnson; Messrs. Clarence and Frank Strohl, Charley, Harry, Clark and Cliff Moomau, Robert Tilden, Bob Kite, John Ballard, Jim Brown, Charley and John Bird, Clyde Graves, John Dunham, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robinson were married May 11th, 1843, and they have living 6 children, 29 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. The first of last December, their son, Frank, (twin to Perce) died in Wichita of disease contracted while in Cuba, as Capt. Capron's orderly, being the first death in the family for 42 years. Mr. and Mrs. Robinson came to Barber county from Illinois 17 years ago and settled on the farm they now live on. The hardships of frontier life have driven a great many away, but they with a few others have stayed, and now they enjoy getting together and talking over old times. Mrs. Robinson was 77 years old the 25th of last March. They both do a great deal of work. He plowing the ground for truck patch and kaffir hay and is tending a small piece of corn, being out with his team most every day. While she milks and makes butter, raises chickens and sells eggs. Last year she sold 702 dozen eggs amounting to $68, and butter to the amount of $48, besides hoeing the garden and tending to fruit. Now if any other country can produce a better record we want to hear it.

Jul 3, 1901

pg 3, col 4

Died: "Baby is Gone" - Rolland B., youngest child of U.C. and Lillian V. Herr, died on Monday, July 1, 1901, at the age of one year, five months and two days. He was taken sick ten days before his death and from the start there was intense suffering and very little hope for his recovery. His affliction was mountain fever. Funeral services were held yesterday conducted by Elder W.T. McLain.

pg 3, col 4

Married: Dana A. Morton and Bertie I. Fullerton, both of Hazelton, were married last Wednesday, June 26th. The bride is a daughter of the late J.C. Fullerton.

Jul 10, 1901

pg 3, col 2

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Adam Jackson, on Saturday, June 29, 1901, a girl baby. Adam is all smiles.

pg 3, col 3

Born: We forgot to mention the addition to Dr. C.L. Sparks' family last week. It was a daughter, born June 28.

pg 3, col 7

Died: Mrs. W.B. Lewis, of Kiowa, daughter of Mrs. Sarah Hayes and sister of F.R. and Wilbur Hayes, of this city, died Monday afternoon, July 8th, after a lingering illness. She had been able to be up most of the time but her illness was regarded serious for some time. A few weeks ago she visited in this city and seemed to be improving but last week she was called home by the sickness of her husband. She grew worse and on Monday the final summons came. The husband and relatives have our heartfelt sympathy.

Jul 17, 1901

pg 3, col 4

Died: "Peter Parsons and Nick Purdy Drowned" - Peter Parsons and Nick Purdy boys about 10 years old and sons of Wm. Parsons and wife and A.B. Purdy and wife, were drowned in the sugar mill lake yesterday afternoon while out swimming. Raymond Schmidt and Fred Schmidt were with them but they escaped. The boys got out in the lake too far and no men were in sight at the time. By the time the Schmidt boys got out and gave the alarm, the Parsons boy was dead and the Purdy boy was almost gone. Wm. Martin was the first to arrive at the lake. When the boys were taken out Drs. Moore and Kociell and numerous citizens used all efforts to restore life in Nick Purdy, the boy that still had life, but without success. This is a sad affair, and the shock to the parents cannot be comprehended. Many of us have parted with a dear child after sickness and we are in a measure prepared for the sad ending, but in a case of this kind, there is no warning - a healthy boy at the dinner table and cold in death a few hours later. No words can console the heartbroken parents. We sympathize deeply yet we know that all that can be said cannot heal the wounded hearts. [See below @ Jul 24th for report of funeral.]

pg 3, col 4

Died: The community was shocked Monday to hear that Luther C. Drury, of Deerhead township, had passed away Sunday night. His death was due to injuries received by being thrown under a horse Tuesday night of last week. The deplorable feature of the accident was that he [was] out all night in an unconscious condition without assistance. He was found on Wednesday morning by neighbors and at once removed to the house. Dr. Hutcheson, of Coats, was called and for a few days he seemed to be improving but on Friday he took a relapse and finally passed away Sunday night. The accident happened in a canyon in his pasture where he was driving cattle, and while it is not known exactly how it happened, the indications from the bruises on his body, are that his horse fell on him. Funeral services were held at Lake City yesterday. Rev. J.J. Griffin, pastor of the Baptist church of this city, preached the sermon. Mr. Drury leaves a wife and three small children to mourn his sudden departure, and citizens from all parts of the county unite in extending sympathy in their distressing affliction. L.C. Drury was 53 years of age and one of Barber county's oldest citizens. He was one of the county's most substantial stockmen and his honor and integrity were without a breath of reproach. We feel deeply his demise because he was a man in every sense of the word - a man that builds up a community and helps to maintain it in times of misfortune and threatening calamity. But his earthly career is at an end and all that we have of this noble man is his example among us. And @ Jul 24, a Card of Thanks from Mrs. Nettie Drury. [See also below @ Aug 7, 1901.]

Jul 24, 1901

pg 3, col 2

Died: John Chenoweth died at his home northwest of this city last Thursday night. He was 80 years of age and was overcome by the heat. He was a brother of Uncle Jake Chenoweth of this city. Funeral services were held from the Presbyterian church on Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J.F. Irwin. The deceased is survived by a wife, a son and daughter. The son is unmarried and lives with the family.

pg 3, col 3

Funeral: The funeral services of Nick Purdy and Peter Parsons, the two boys [who] drowned in the lake on Tuesday of last week, were held from the respective family residences last Wednesday evening at 5 o'clock. Elder W.T. McLain preached the sermon at Parsons' and Rev. J.F. Irwin preached at the Purdy home. The remains of both were taken to the cemetery in the omnibus and many joined in the procession. Nick Emmett Purdy was 11 years, 10 months and 9 days of age. Samuel Peter Parsons was 10 years, 5 months and 6 days old. They were exceptionally bright, interesting boys, full of life and energy and a source of hope and inspiration to their parents. Death is sad in all cases but an accident of this kind is so unusual, so shocking, and so distressing, that it excites and unnerves people more than a death caused from sickness. The day was a very sad one for Medicine Lodge people and all that was within human power, was done to alleviate the distress of the sorrowing fathers and mothers and brothers and sisters. But these things do happen and will happen as long as the world stands, and it fell to this community and these good families to pass through the terrible ordeal. May it never again be their fate to drink from such a bitter cup.

pg 3, col 4

Birthdays: "An Enjoyable Time" - The friends and neighbors of Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Moomau, of Valley township, treated them with an elaborate birthday party last Wednesday, July 17. The party was in honor of Mr. Moomau's 50th birthday and his daughter-in-law's 25th birthday. The folks indulged in various amusements and all had a nice time. A splendid dinner was served on a large table out in the yard and it was laden with everything that one could wish for. Ice cream and delicious refreshments were served. Those present on this memorable occasion were: Mrs. Sarah Emerick, Mr. and Mrs. C. Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Murray and family, Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Gardner and two daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Murray, Mr. and Mrs. V.C. Sleeper, Mr. and Mrs. V.E. Sleeper and son, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Moomau, Mrs. E.P. Moomau and three daughters, Mr. and Mrs. N.B. Marshall, John Dunham, Miss Strohl, Jacob Strohl, Bert Evans, Charlie Hogard, Albert Hudson, Orrin Warren, Glenn Benedict, Frank Strohl, Harry Shellman, James Brown, Jay Warren, Mrs. Laura Newman and two children from Oklahoma, Fay and Letha VanNess, Blanche and Esther Johnson, Carrie Cox, Cora and Hattie Hudson, Flora and Myrtle Warren, Maggie Priest, Mrs. W.H. Hogard, and Grandma Dunham.

Jul 31, 1901

pg 3, col 2

Born: On July 19th, an 11-pound son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Leon E. Beals, at Oxnard, California. This is their second boy. Congratulations.

pg 3, col 2

Married: Cards are out announcing the marriage of Albert Withers and Rose Arterburn. Mr. Withers is clerk in a hotel at Fort Smith, Arkansas at present, having formerly lived here. He arrived in Medicine Lodge last Thursday.

Aug 7, 1901

pg 3, col 4

Died: After many days of sickness and patient suffering, Ernest B. Taylor passed away Monday evening, August 5, 1901, at 8 o'clock. His death was caused from tuberculosis of the lungs and bowels. Ernest contract the disease while he was in the army in the Philippines. He was in poor health when he returned home nearly two years ago and he kept growing gradually worse. His condition, however, was not pronounced fatal until a few months ago. He was 24 years, 3 months, and 15 days of age. He leaves a father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. G.R. Taylor, three sisters, Mrs. A.E. Herr, Misses Grace and Annie Taylor, and two brothers, George M. and Nathan Taylor, to mourn his departure. Funeral services were held at 1 o'clock this afternoon at the Presbyterian church in this city. Rev. J.F. Irwin and Elder W.T. McLain will conduct the services. The citizens of the entire county mourn with them in their hours of grief. Mr. Taylor was Barber county's only soldier in the famous Twentieth Kansas. So much did they value him and so highly was he held in esteem by his friends and neighbors that on his return home from the field of action, the entire city and community welcomed him at the depot, the city was decked in flags and bunting and there was a demonstration given in his honor of which he had cause to feel proud. His disposition was of a quiet, yet resolute nature, modest yet aggressive and determined. There was nothing that tended toward vanity so often found in young men of his ability and standing. He lived a life of usefulness and purity. He improved his moments to his credit and sacrificed his life in his country's service. His time on earth was brief but his career was noble and useful. And while friends mourn with the aggrieved parents, brothers and sisters, they have built an everlasting monument in their memory in sacred remembrance of this young citizen and soldier, this man whom everybody knew, honored, respected and loved as a friend. There is consolation in this, if consolation can ever be snatched from the jaws of death, and we all rejoice in the assurance that he has gone to a reward, richly earned and deserved. And also @ Jul 14, 1901: "He Was Ernest Taylor's Comrade" - W.L. Hutchinson, publisher of the Anthony Bulletin, was a comrade with Ernest Taylor in the Philippines. We clip the following from last week's Bulletin: Today we read in the Medicine Lodge Index an count of the death of our old friend and Army comrade, Ernest B. Taylor, who died at his home in Barber county, Monday evening of this week. He was a corporal in Company M of the Twentieth Kansas and he editor of this paper was a member of his squad in many skirmishes on the Island of Luzon. We were carted to a field hospital at San Fernando in the same ambulance, and his death is the result of that sickness. To his parents and relatives we extend our sincere sympathies, and we will ever remember him as a most estimable young man and soldier.

pg 3, col 4

Died: Rhodeham Lawrence, familiarly known as "Dad" Lawrence, departed this life on Tuesday morning, August 6, 1901, at 5 o'clock. He was taken down last Friday morning and from that time until his death, [he] was helpless and unconscious. Death resulted from paralysis. Funeral services were held from the family residence yesterday evening, conducted by Elder W.T. McLain, pastor of the Christian church. The deceased is survived by a wife and two children - Ambrose and Mrs. W.T. Wheat - all of whom were at his bedside when the final summons came. The deceased was 66 years, 2 months, and 15 days of age. He has been a citizen of Medicine Lodge 15 years. He has been in poor health during his entire residence in the city, having suffered an attack of typhoid fever 19 years ago from the effects of which he never fully recovered. He came to this city from Illinois. The Index extends the relatives sincere sympathy.

pg 3, col 5

Married: Albert Withers and Rose Barwick Arterburn were married Monday, August 5, 1901, at 8 o'clock a.m. The ceremony was performed in the Episcopal church by the Rt. Rev. L.L. Swan. The church was liberally filled with invited guests and the bridesmaids and groomsmen were looking their best. A.M. Houchin, the bride's sister, gave her away. [Note: This is transcribed as printed.] The couple left on the 10 o'clock train for Coffeyville where they will visit a few days, and from there they go to Ft. Smith, Ark., where the groom has charge of a Harvey hotel and short order house. Mr. Withers is a native of England but has resided here several years. For the past two years, however, he has been employed in different cities. Miss Arterburn has resided in Medicine Lodge a number of years and is well known. She is an accomplished, pleasant lady and her friends have nothing but the best wishes for her future happiness and success. It is with regret that they bid her goodby.

pg 3, col 5

Married: J.F. Gamble and Olive Delia Hardin, both of Hazelton, were joined in marriage at the M.E. parsonage in this city last Wednesday. Rev. J.F. Irwin tied the knot. Mr. Gamble is one of Hazelton's most progressive businessmen. He has served as postmaster in the city, has held the office of township trustee several years and in many other respects has been closely identified with the business interests of the city and community. Socially he is one of the best citizens the county contains. Miss Hardin is a most estimable lady. She has many friends in southern Barber, and she is most admired where she is known. The Index is glad to have the privilege in joining with the friends of Mr. and Mrs. Gamble in extending most sincere good wishes.

Aug 14, 1901

pg 3, col 2

Born: Henry McCoy, the mechanical end of the Cresset, has a big girl at his house. Dr. Moore introduced the little miss to the happy parents last Sunday.

pg 3, col 2

Married: Judge Lacy performed the marriage ceremony of Edward L. Hoyt and Alice Longmate, both of Enon, last Wednesday. There was a large crowd of bachelors present and the Judge was made about it. He says if he has another such an audience on a similar occasion, he will go after them with a club.

pg 3, col 4

Died: Captain Albert L. Freeman died at his home in Delhart, Texas, Sunday, August 4, 1901, in his 65th year. Captain Freeman was an honored citizen of Medicine Lodge during the 80s and has many friends still living here who are pained to hear of his death. He was associated with Hon. Joseph McNeal, now of Oklahoma, in the banking business and was also one of Barber county's early and most progressive stockmen. None knew him but to admire and respect him. His death was very sudden an unexpected. He died of heart failure. He was a member of the A.O.U.W. and K.P. lodges of this city and retained his membership here in the former up to the time of his death.

pg 3, col 5

Died: Mary, the 7 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Farley, living on the Benedict farm west of town, died on Monday evening. Dr. Moore attended her and pronounced the disease diphtheria. Elder W.T. McLain conducted the funeral services in the afternoon. On account of the nature of the disease, Dr. Moore, as county health officer, did not think it advisable to have a large funeral and only a few neighbors and friends attended. Mr. and Mrs. Farley have the sympathy of the Index in the loss of their treasure which no words of friends can replace. Their baby is also sick and it is our earnest hope that it may recover.

Aug 21, 1901

pg 3, col 1

Born: A boy baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. Charley Moore last Thursday night, August 16.

pg 3, col 5

Born: Mr. and Mrs. Seward I. Field have a bright little boy to entertain them now. The young gentleman arrived on Tuesday night of last week. Grandpa and Grandma Johnson are so proud for a few days that they didn't care whether the hotel kept or not.

pg 3, col 6

Married: Owen J. Wall was married Sunday, August 18. His bride is Miss Nellie Baker, daughter of a prominent stockman of Comanche county. The groom is a nephew of A.D. and G.W. Shaw and a brother to J.W. Wall of this county. He is at present foreman on A.D. Shaw's ranch in Comanche county, a steady worker and an energetic, industrious young man. The Index wishes him and his bride a happy future.

pg 3, col 7

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Frazier, on Sunday, August 11, a boy. The threshermen of Pratt county say they smoke good cigars at Jim's expense. (Turkey Creek news)

Aug 28, 1901, pg 3, col 4

Married: Chas. W. Kidd and Miss Sarah Woodward were joined in marriage at the residence of the bride's parents last Wednesday evening, August 21st, Elder W.T. McLain officiating. The wedding was a quiet one and was witnessed only by a few of the immediate relatives. The groom is the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. T.M. Kidd, a man of wide business experience and at present a member of our city council. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.T. Woodward, an accomplished young lady who enjoys the esteem, confidence and respect of a large circle of friends. She has grown to womanhood in Medicine Lodge. Mr. and Mrs. Kidd have our most sincere good wishes for a happy and prosperous future.

Sep 4, 1901

pg 3, col 2

Born: A new girl is at the Tonk Mills home at Lake City. The little visitor arrived last Friday, August 30th. Things are getting awful lively up in that country.

pg 3, col 3

Married: Probate Judge Lacy performed the marriage ceremony of Charles E. Aberding, of Hazelton, and Ceasy M. Burns, of Kiowa, last Wednesday, August 28. The bride is a daughter of Foster Burns, city marshal at Kiowa.

pg 3, col 6

Birthday: One of those pleasant, enjoyable, and genuine, good country gatherings that bring real happiness and make life doubly worth living, was held at the beautiful home of Mr. and Mrs. U.S. Landis in Moore township on Sunday, August 25th, in honor of Eli Harbaugh, Mrs. Landis' father. The "object of the meeting" was the celebration of Uncle Eli's 76th birthday. The citizens of that community went in to make it a big day and that they succeeded is evidenced from the way those who were fortunate enough to be there, talk. There were about 150 people present including children. The following are those who attended. If we fail to include all the names it is because our informant couldn't remember them all: M.J. Lane; Fritz Alder; Wm. Jarvis; Felix Landis; D.F. Allison; Mr. Barr and wife; Otis Coyle and wife; J.B. Harbaugh and wife; A. Decatur and wife; R.L. Groendycke and wife; A.T. Groendycke and wife; Chas. Bevans and wife; Mr. Faulkner and wife; John McGregor and wife; C.D. Newkirk and wife; George Landis and wife; George Zimmerman and wife; A.C. Weidner and wife; A.J. Howard and wife; Eli Fitzgerald and wife; Mr. Cullison and wife; Henry Harbaugh and wife (Sumner county). The Index will bet all the money and credit we can get, that the dinner served on this occasion was immense. We can almost imagine we are there eating some of the good things now. For the real thing, just give us a party and dinner on a farm.

Sep 11, 1901

pg 3, col 3

Died: Nelson Webber died at Raleigh, Ill., August 16th. The news of his death was first received in this city last week by Captain J.D. Fair, who was one of Mr. Webber's most intimate friends. The deceased was a citizen of Medicine Lodge in the 80's and built the flouring mill that until a few years ago was operated here. He was Mrs. H.A. Burnett's father. He was sick over a month. Mr. Webber was 71 years of age.

pg 3, col 4

Died: Laura Anderson, wife of James Anderson, died Thursday afternoon, Sept. 5, 1901. She was afflicted with cancer for many years and submitted to several surgical operations but did not get more than temporary relief. She was bedfast about two months before her death and her suffering was very severe. Her sister, Mrs. Maggie Roberts, was with her constantly during the past month and did much to alleviate pain and render assistance. It was known for weeks that the patient could not recover. Mrs. Anderson was born at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, May 2, 1849, died in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, September 5, 1901, aged 52 years, 4 months and 3 days. Funeral services were held from the family residence Friday. Rev. J.F. Irwin, pastor of the M.E. church of which the deceased was a member, preached the funeral sermon. The G.A.R. of which Mr. Anderson is a member, attended the funeral in a body. Mrs. Anderson leaves a husband and a daughter, besides several brothers and sisters to mourn her departure. Friends extend sincere sympathy. [Card of thanks from Mr. Anderson follows.]

Sep 18, 1901

pg 3, col 2

Born: Dr. Cushenbery reports a girl baby born to A.W. Morrison and wife of Sharon township, on Friday, Sept. 13.

pg 3, col 5

Died: On Thursday morning, September 12, 1901, at 5 o'clock, Daniel F. Stone, of this city, passed away. He was sick several weeks with paralysis. At times he would rally slightly but his improvement was only temporary. Mr. Stone is survived by a wife, five sons and three daughters, all of whom were with him during his last sickness. The deceased was a native of Pennsylvania. When he was 33 years of age her removed to Illinois, remained there 15 years and in 1879 settled in Rice county, Kansas. In the spring of 1901 he came to Medicine Lodge. His citizenship here was brief but he was an easy man with whom to make an acquaintance and he had won the love and respect of many Barber county people. The deceased was 68 years of age and most of his time on earth was spent in developing new and unsettled countries. He possessed all the elements of a truly progressive citizen. The loss of such a man is a great misfortune to the community in which he lives. The funeral was held on Friday, conducted by Rev. J.F. Irwin. Mr. Stone's sons are Harry, Fred, Frank, Howard, and Daniel, all of whom reside in this vicinity. The daughters are Mrs. Clark Conkling, of Lyons, Kansas, Mrs. J.M. Hall, of Valley township, this county, and Miss Maud Stone who is at home with her mother. Their friends sympathize deeply with them in their sorrow.

pg 3, col 5

Died: Died Thursday, September 12, 1901, aged 72 years, 10 months and 29 days, William H. Ball. Fever and dysentery were the cause of death. Mr. Ball was an upright, honored and respected citizen of Eagle township for nine years. He served his country well in the dark days of the rebellion and was a beloved member of the Grand Army of the Republic. The Post of this city attended the funeral which was held on Saturday, and paid their last earthly respect so justly due a faithful and Christian comrade. Several grown children are left to mourn his loss and the people of Barber county sympathize with them because they feel that a good neighbor and an excellent citizen is gone. Elder W.T. McLain conducted funeral services at the Christian church. And also: A friend sends the following with reference to the deceased: The days of his youth and early manhood were spent in Park county, Indiana. In 1861 he responded to his country's call and enlisted in the 43 Regiment Ind. Vols., from which he was honorably discharged in 1865. In 1874 he was one of the pioneer settlers of Sedgwick county, Kansas, locating 17 miles west of Wichita where he resided until 1885, when he moved to Meade county where he lived until 1892, when he moved to Barber county settling in Eagle township. He was a member of Egleston Post G.A.R. at Wichita. The final summons came so suddenly that only his children who are residents of Barber county were with him, viz: Howard A., Henry M., Mrs. Noble Madden, Mrs. Jonts Modder and Miss Lina. He leaves a wife and ten children to mourn his loss. The children living at a distance are Z.P. Ball, of Derby, Kansas, Charles, of Dodge City, John, of West Cliff, Colorado, Mrs. Calvin Eswick, of Wichita, and Mrs. Lon Neal, of Douglass. Z.P. Ball, Mrs. Eswick, Mrs. Nel and his stepson, W.T. Rouse, of Wichita, arrived on the 13th. Thus one by one the heroes of the dark days of '61 to '65 are crossing over to meet their comrades on the other side.

pg 3, col 5

Died: After years of affliction, R.M. Shanks died at his home in Eagle township on Sunday, September 15, 1901. He is R.M. and J.B. Shanks' father. The deceased was 71 years of age. Funeral services were held on Monday. The death of this kind old man brings a sad spectacle to the public mind. An invalid daughter has been bedfast many years, afflicted with a complication of diseases. She has been in a helpless condition for a long time leaving her to be cared for by her aged parents and a brother. During much of the time the father was also utterly helpless and the family was in deep trouble. The people in that vicinity did much and are still doing what they can to assist the family, but it is a sparsely settled community and we doubt not that they need more assistance than they receive. The Shanks families are noble citizens and their trouble is very sorrowful. In this instance words of sympathy alone fall short of bringing relief. People who are enjoying good health should not be unmindful of the condition of the sick and substantial aid should be rendered.

Sep 25, 1901 [Last issue on Reel #M808]

pg 3, col 3

Died: Waldron Chase Iford, son of David L. and Mrs. F. Iford, died September 18, 1901, aged 3 years, 6 months and 18 days. The family was visiting with relatives at Providence, Kiowa county, when the boy was taken sick with tonsilitis. He was sick a week and everything possible to save the precious life was done, but death gained the mastery. The funeral services were held at the residence of the boys' grandparents, where he took sick, and the remains laid to rest in the Providence cemetery. It is hard for loving parents to part with the dear little ones and in this sad hour the hearts of the people of the community go out in sympathy of Mr. and Mrs. Iford. Waldron was a bright little boy. His parents are among the best people in the county and their misfortune weighs heavily upon them. Another child was sick [and] it is now out of danger. The family returned home on Saturday.

pg 3, col 3

Died: Word was received here last week that Hon. Frank T. Patton died in Montana, of pneumonia. Mr. Patton represented Barber county in the Kansas legislature in 1897, and was an early settler in Barber county.

pg 3, col 3

Died: The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. McCorkle, living near Pixley, died on Sunday morning after only a week's illness with cholera infantum. The funeral services were held the same day and the remains interred in the cemetery. The child was five months old. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of all.

Oct - Dec 1901

Barber County Newspapers



Tom & Carolyn Ward
Columbus, KS

tcward@columbus-ks.com


Background and KSGenWeb logo were designed and are copyrighted by
Tom & Carolyn Ward
for the limited use of the KSGenWeb Project.
Permission is granted for use only on an official KSGenWeb page.

Last updated 1/12/2006


Home Page for Kansas
Search all of Blue Skyways
including
The KSGenWeb Project
KSGenWeb
Archives
Return to
Barber County