Anderson
Anderson'
Armstrong
Arnold
Ayr
Bender
Blickhahn
Bowen
Brasswell
Brattain
Brattain
Brown
Carter
Carter
Castine'
Chapin
Chinn
Clements
Clinkscale
Cochran
Cook
Crawford
Curtis
Cutlip
Davis
Davis
Denn
Denton
Duncan
Dunmire
Ellis
Erickson
Ewing
Faris
Forsythe
Fowler
Frazer
Fulkner
Gallagar
Gibbs
Hamer
Hawkins
Hickman
Hickman
Horne
Horne
Hosplehorn
Howe
Hubbard
Hughes
Hughes
Iliff
Iliff
Johnson
Jordan
Jordan
Jordan
Kauffman
Kelso
Lamb
Lamb
Levis
Lindley
Lockard
Lockard
Long
Long
Long
Lusk
Martin
McCanlass
McCarty
McGrath
McMillen
McMurtry
McNeal
Miller
Moore'
Morgan
Morris
Munday
Murdock
Murdock
Nelson
Nichols
Nichols
O'Bryan
O'Connor
O'Connor
O'Leary
Oliver
Packard
Palmer
Payne
Perry
Pettijohn
Pettit
Pickett
Portnell
Powell
Puckett
Rankin
Record
Saunders
Shafer
Shepler
Shepler
Simmons
Smethers
Smith
Smith
Smith
Stockstill
Stolp
Story
Taylor
Thomas
Thornton
Tomlinson
Turney
VanSlyke
VanSlyke
VanSlyke
Walker
Watkins
Wheat
Whitaker
Williams
Wilson
Wrenwick

REEL #M863/KSHS Microfilm Collection

Medicine Lodge Cresset: Sep 1880-Apr 1882


The Medicine Lodge Cresset (meaning "bright light") was a weekly newspaper, published in Medicine Lodge beginning early in 1879. At the time this reel begins, Friday, September 17, 1880, brothers T.A. McNeal and J.W. McNeal were publishers; publication changed to Thursdays toward the end of 1880. Local news included coverage from the surrounding communities, as well as Medicine Lodge. This reel continues through April 13, 1882. 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).

Sep 17, 1880
pg 6, col 1
Died: The infant child of William Horne, who resides about four miles west of here, died on last Sunday, and was buried Monday in the new cemetery.

pg 6, col 3
Died: On last Friday evening, our community lost, by death after a short but severe sickness, one of her most highly respected citizens, T.B. Long. The deceased was forty-one years of age and came to Barbour county in Nov. 1878. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn the loss of an indulgent father and kind husband.

Oct 8, 1880
pg 5, col 2
Married: At the residence of Wm. L. Murdock, on the 3rd day of Oct., by Probate Judge J.R. Easley,, Josiah L. Murdock to Miss Sarah Crawford. Len is a good boy and not apt to get the worst of a bargain.

pg 5, col 2
Married: At the residence of W.D. VanSlyke, Oct. 3rd, 1880, Mr. A.V. Shepler to Miss S.M. VanSlyke, Rev. A. Axline officiating. The Cresset was the recipient of some very find wedding cake and extends its heartiest good wishes for a long and happy life to this young couple, unmarred by a single sorrow.

Oct 22, 1880
pg 5, col 1
Married: It is rumored that Pat Gallagar and Miss Julie Fulkner were joined in the holy bonds of wedlock last Tuesday. If this is a fact, Pat, here's our K.

pg 5, col 2
Married: On Sunday evening, at the M.E. Church, by Rev. Rolingstone, Mr. Mancy Nichols to Miss Ollie Stockstill, all of Medicine Lodge. We have long felt need of more small change in this town and hope at least that there will be more "Nichols" in circulation in the future than there has been in the past. [See below @ Nov 24, 1881 for birth of son.]

Oct 29, 1880,
pg 5, col 1
Born: A. Hughes is happy over the fact that a big boy baby, of the Garfield and Arthur persuasion, has been added to his family. With eight or ten barrels of sorghum standing around, it ought to be a sweet child.

Nov 12, 1880
pg 5, col 3
Married: At St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 28, 1880, by Rev. J.G. Eberhard, Mr. Geo. M. Levis, chief engineer of the steamer, "Centenial," [sic] and Miss Addie Hawkins, of Medicine Lodge, Kansas.

pg 5, col 3
Married: Nov. 7, at the residence of the bride's father, Dr. B.F. Brattain, by Rev. A.H. Mulkey, assisted by Rev. J.L. Cottom, Mr. Harry B. Anderson and Miss Viola M. Brattain, all of Barbour county, Kansas. A large number of guests were present to witness the ceremony and partake of the bountiful repast which had been prepared. As the guests assembled at rather an early hour, there was necessarily considerable waiting for the ceremony. A sort of far away, hungry look came into the faces of those assembled and we could detect an involuntary working of lower jaws, as if they were snatching at imaginary fowl and cold ham. The suspense was broken at last, however, by the entrance of the happy pair, who were tied in the holy bonds, etc., by the Rev. Mulkey, in the shortest time on record. We suppose the Prof. got a regular, scientific, bow line knot, but it was done so quick that it seemed to an outsider like a slight-of-hand performance. We had expected to have a chance, after the ancient style, to throw in a few objections to Harry's appropriating one of the handsomest young ladies in the county without asking our consent at all, but we had not time. After the ceremony, D.A. McCanless, who was first on deck, stepped up and in offering his congratulations, deliberately disregarded the time honored custom of kissing the bride. Setting such an example was a rash break which may yet cost that living skeleton his life. Knowing that it would be our last opportunity, he deliberately, by his example, deprived us of our privilege. After the hand shaking and well wishing, an ample and excellent supper was done full justice to by those present. Among the presents received (for which Harry and lady tender their thanks), we notice the following: Full set of glass ware, goblets, etc., Mrs. Youmans, Mrs. Standiford, Mrs. McCanless, Mrs. Taliaferro, Mrs. VanSlyke, Mrs. Byerly, Mrs. McNeal and others; pair of handsome towels, Mrs. S.K. Field; rolling pin, Miss Ella Iliff. Thus, one by one, the boys are going, and little Cupid is still sneaking around with his bundle of arrows, waiting for a fresh victim.

Nov 26, 1880,
pg 5, col 4
Born: A new boarder came to Castine's a few days ago, but from the general get-up of the newcomer, and the treatment it received, we judge it is making permanent lodgings. It's a girl at that. Now won't our young men be happy?

Dec 2, 1880,
pg 5, col 2
Died: Mrs. Wm. Lockard died at her home on Little Mule Creek yesterday. She has been in feeble health for some months, but until recently her friends and relatives entertained hopes of her recovery. The funeral will take place at Medicine Lodge tomorrow.

Dec 9, 1880
pg 5, col 1
Married: Friday, Dec. 3rd, 1880, at the residence of Mr. Morehead, by Jno. Easley, Probate Judge, Mr. George W. Hamer to Miss Etta Erickson, all of Barbour county, Kansas.

pg 5, col 2
Married: Frank Whitaker and Jack Hubbard returned from their big trip, around through Oklahoma and Missouri, on Tuesday evening. They don't think the Oklahoma country will ever be much of a country except for stock-growing, and has no especial advantages over Barbour county if the right to settlement was undisputed. Frank said he succeeded in getting married at Springfield, Missouri. The lady's name was Miss Powell, a sister to Mrs. Hubbard.

pg 5, col 4
Died: At her residence in Medicine Lodge, Sunday, Dec. 5th, 1880, of pleuro pneumonia, Mrs. Sophia Pettit, wife of Peter Pettit, in the 60th year of her age. Nearly forty years ago, this estimable lady was united in marriage to Mr. Pettit, and during all that long series of years she proved herself a devoted wife and mother. Among her neighbors, she was justly popular for her gentle manner and quiet acts of charity and kindness. Up to her last hour, she was perfectly rational, one of her last requests being that her little grandchild, whom she dearly loved, should come, when the spring birds were singing again, and plant flowers upon her grave. It is safe to say that no death has ever occurred in this community which has caused more general and sincere regret, and that no mother will ever be held by her neighbors and friends in more tender memory.

Dec 30, 1880
pg 5, col 1
Naturalization: Among the business transacted at the special term of court on Tuesday, was the conferring of full citizenship on our townsman, Joshua Story. Josh is a whole hearted, honorable fellow, and if the U.S. can always procure such citizens, she will be the gainer by the acquisition. Josh was a Canadian.

pg 5, col 2
Married: On Christmas eve, at the Palmer house, by Probate Judge J.R. Easley, Mr. Charles Packard to Miss Della Palmer. This young couple start out in life under very favorable auspices. Miss Della is the pet and only child of her parents, while Charley is a young man of good habits who, by his industry and economy, has obtained a good position and accumulated a good start in life.

Jan 6, 1881,
pg 5, col 1
Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Mead C. Stolp, January 3rd, 1881, a daughter, weight 82 pounds. Look here, Mead, aren't you getting a little reckless? Or perhaps you haven't heard of the raise in flannels and soothing syrup?

Jan 13, 1881,
pg 5, col 2
Married: On Wednesday evening, Dec. 29th, 1880, at the residence of Hon. M.C. Davis, by Judge E.R. Morgan, Mr. B.F. Lane to Miss Josie Pickett. (Pratt County Press) We congratulate friend Lane on t his fresh indication of his warlike qualities. He seems not only to have stormed the fort and taken possession, but is now on Pickett duty to defend his conquest.

Jan 20, 1881
pg 5, col 1
Died: The infant child of Oliver Armstrong, living about ten miles down the Medicine River, died on Tuesday of this week, and was buried to day at the city cemetery.

pg 5, col 2
Died: Danny O'Connor, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Barney O'Connor, aged 18 months, died at his father's camp, below the Cimarron, on Thursday last, and was brought to the Lodge and buried last Sunday. The child died of pleuro pneumonia.

Feb 17, 1881,
pg 5, col 1
Died: The wife of William Horne died at her residence three miles up the Medicine, last Thursday evening. We have not learned the cause of her death.

Feb 24, 1881,
pg 5, col 3
Died: Erret, infant son of Dr. and Mrs. T.W. Davis, died of diphtheria, Feb. 21, 1881, aged 18 months and 16 days. As we stood over this sweet, beautiful babe, and watched its young life passing away towards the shoreless sea, we were sadly impressed with the touching sweetness and sublime beauty of the Poet's words: "Death loves a shining mark." He was the household pet, and idolized by all. But alas! He is gone: "Like the snow flakes in the river, A moment seen, then gone forever." The Divine Command, "Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of Heaven, "lifts from our hearts a grief that would otherwise crush us with its over-powering weight and lets in the golden sunlight of a hope that is far above and beyond all earthly aspirations. "Beautiful and bright, he was but given. A fair bud to earth to bloom in Heaven." And also on same date/column: Card of Thanks: We desire to offer our heartfelt thanks to our neighbors and friends for their kind attention and assistance rendered during our sickness and late bereavement; and to especially thank Drs. Brattain and Johnson for professional courtesy and medical aid. Signed: T.W. Davis and Heneretta Davis. [See also below for death of a daughter.]

Mar 3, 1881,
pg 5, col 3
Died: Frankie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Davis, on Wednesday afternoon, March 2nd, 1881, of diphtheria, aged ten years. Frankie was a particularly sweet and pleasing child and her death is a hard blow to the family, especially as it followed so closely the death of another child. They have the sympathy of their neighbors and friends. The burial took place today (Thursday) at 2 o'clock, P.M. And also @ Mar 10, 1881, pg 5, col 2: Rev. A.H. Mulkey will preach the funeral services of Dr. Davis' two children on next Sunday, March 13th, 1881, at 11 A.M.

Mar 17, 1881
pg 5, col 3
Died: Thomas Clyde, infant son of Alonzo Smith, living on Little Mule Creek, on the 8th of March 1881. The funeral took place at Kiowa, March 10.

pg 5, col 3
Died: March 11, 1881, little Earnest [sic] Gibbs, aged 3 years and 11 months. Earnest was a very bright, healthy child and although he had been indisposed for a few days, his serious illness lasted but a few hours. He died of congestion of the lungs. This is a sad blow to the loving parents and their bereavement brings out the sympathy of the entire community.

Mar 31, 1881,
pg 5
Engaged: We are in receipt of a very stylish and finely printed invitation (printed at the Wellington Press office) to attend the silver wedding of H.M. Hickman and Martha Thornton, at Wellington, Kan., on Friday evening, April 8th. Also @ Apr 14, 1881, pg 5, col 3: We are informed that the silver wedding of Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Hickman, which took place last Friday at Wellington, was one of the most pleasant events of the season. A complete set of solid silverware, was among the presents. We acknowledge, with pleasure, in this connection, the receipt of some excellent cake. We only had an opportunity of testing a small portion of it, however, as our devil who has a weakness for wedding cake, got a scent of the cake and it vanished like snow before the sun of spring.

Apr 7, 1881
pg 5, col 1
Born: Will Watkins is again a happy sire. Boy, weight 9 pounds, Dr. Davis officiating.

pg 5, col 1
Born: We neglected to mention last week that Milt Clements, of Sun City, had become the proud and happy father of a ten pound girl, born a week ago last Saturday.

pg 5, col 4
Born: The proudest man in this community is Thadeus Cutlip. On the 4th, his wife presented him with a beautiful pair of twins.

Apr 21, 1881
pg 5, col 1
Died: The infant babe of Mr. and Mrs. T.L. Lindley died last Friday morning. This is a sad blow to these young people and the sympathy of their many friends is extended to them.

pg 5, col 2
Born: Mrs. L.C. Faris remembered last Sabbath day by giving birth to a fine eight pound boy. We expect that as soon as L.C. hears of this he will quit looking after other peoples' stock and come back to look after the increase at home.

May 21, 1881,
pg 5, col 3
Married: At the M.E. parsonage at Wellington, Friday evening, April 28th, by Rev. I.N. Morehead, Mr. E.W. Iliff, of Medicine Lodge,, to Miss Cora VanSlyke, of Yates Centre, Kansas. There were no cakes or anything of that kind to rouse the editor's enthusiasm, but still we are magnanimous enough to wish the couple unalloyed and unbounded happiness.

May 26, 1881, pg 5, col 1
Died: Nancy Ann, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Arnold, living near Bross, on the Chicaskia, died May 13th, 1881. This is a sad affliction to the young parents.

Jun 2, 1881
pg 3, col 3
Born: F.J. Saunders is reported as looking very happy. Says he would rather it had been a boy, however. [Sun City news]

pg 3, col 3
Born: Mrs. Wiley Payne has a new girl baby. Mother and child doing well, but Wiley is rather poorly. [Sun City news]

Born: B.F. Walker is also rejoicing over a young daughter. Plenty of rain will bring a crop in Barbour county every time. [Sun City news]

Jun 9, 1881, pg 5
Died: Charley Jordan, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Jordan, died at the home of his parents at Hutchinson Tuesday, June 7th, 1881. Charley has long been troubled with diseased lungs and his death was not an entire surprise. Mr. and Mrs. Jordan have many warm friends in this community who extend their sympathy in this time of affliction.

Jul 1881,
pg 5, col 4
Died: Francis Fowler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Fowler, departed this life last Monday evening, July 11th, 1881. The funeral took place on Tuesday at the Christian chapel. [Memorial poem follows.]

Aug 4, 1881
pg 3, col 3
Born: A fine boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Barney O'Connor on last Sunday.

pg 3, col 3
Died: The death of Frank Hosplehorn occurred about 7 o'clock this morning. He died of diphtheria.

Aug 18, 1881
pg 5, col 1
Born: A ten pound girl baby put in an appearance at Harry Anderson's residence yesterday.

pg 5, col 3
Married: At Lake City, Friday, Aug. 12th, by Justice Davis of Lake City, Mr. J.W. Pettijohn and Mrs. Rhoda Simmons, all of Barbour county.

pg 5, col 3
Married: At Medicine Lodge, Sunday, Aug. 14th, by S.J. Shepler, Probate Judge, Mr. Oscar Turney and Miss Belle Brasswell, both of Medicine Lodge. The Cresset office acknowledges the receipt of several pieces of choice cake, some of which was baked by the bride herself. If this is a fair example of her culinary skill, we should say that Os is to be congratulated on his choice of housekeeper.

pg 5, col 3
Married: On the 9th, by Judge Vickers, Charles F. Wilson, of Kiowa, Kansas, to Viola S. Perry, of Sharon, Kansas. (Anthony Republican)

Sep 1, 1881
pg 4, col 3
Died: In Sun City, Barbour county, Kansas, August 27, 1881, Gracie, infant daughter of Esaw and Samantha Lamb. Aged ten months. Short was the struggle for life, and severe the stroke that closed it up. It has left two lacerated hearts which can only be healed by the sympathy of kind friends and submission to the will of heaven. [Memorial poem follows.][Sun City news]

pg 4, col 4
Married: At Medicine Lodge, Aug. 24, by S.J. Shepler, Probate Judge, Mr. F. O'Leary, of Pantom, Arizona, to Miss Annie E. Denton, of Elm Mills, Barbour county, Kansas.

Sep 8, 1881
pg 5, col 1
Died: The little son of Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Duncan died this morning about eight o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Duncan have the sympathy of the community in their affliction.

pg 5, col 1
Died: Harlan Nelson, infant son of John L. and Ida Nelson, died this morning about 5 o'clock. Harlan was a bright little fellow and his death is a severe blow to the afflicted parents.

pg 5, col 3
Born: Len Murdock came to town last week with a broad smile of satisfaction spreading over his countenance and passed cigars around in a most reckless manner. He explained that on Aug. 31, a lovely ten pound girl baby made its appearance, and as it was the first, he naturally felt a little exuberant.

Sep 22, 1881, pg 5, col 4
Died: Nellie Dunmire died Sunday morning, Sept. 18th, 1881, of diphtheria, aged 14. Nellie felt from the first that she must die. She said she would like to get well, but was not afraid to die. She talked lovingly to those around her and often spoke tenderly of her absent brother whom she longed to see. May God in mercy enable the bereaved friends to look beyond the dark grave to that home He has promised to those who love him. Signed: Olive Cornelius.

Sep 29, 1881, pg 5, col 3
Married: Our old friend, C.C. Brown, wandered off his range far enough about two weeks ago to gather in one of Reno county's fair ones - Miss Dora Munday. Conner set up the cigars to the Cresset force in royal style.

Oct 13, 1881
pg 5, col 3
Married: At Topeka, Kansas, Oct. 3rd, 1881, Mr. J.W. Jordan of Pueblo, Colorado, to Miss Sadie McMurtry, of Topeka. Mr. Jordan is a private secretary to the manager of the D.&R. railroad and Miss Sadie is the daughter of our McMurtry, of the firm of Faxon & McMurtry. The Cresset acknowledges the receipt of a liberal supply of cake and a fine lot of grapes all the way from Topeka, and expresses the hope that the matrimonial life of this young couple may be full of happiness and that Jordan won't prove a hard road to travel.

pg 5, col 3
Married: At the residence of the bride's parents in Med. Lodge, on Sunday evening, Oct. 9th, 1881, by Rev. A. Axline, Austin VanSlyke to Miss Stella Denn. A happy union of two congenial souls. This deservedly popular couple start in wedded life with hosts of friends and no enemies. The Cresset wishes them a happy, prosperous voyage down the river of time and thanks them for the liberal samples of cake supplied.

pg 5, col 3
Married: At the M.E. church in Medicine Lodge, by Rev. A. Axline, on Sunday, Oct. 9th, 1881, Mr. R.C. Williams to Mrs. Mary Forsythe. By invitation, a number of friends, after witnessing the ceremony, assembled at the Medicine Lodge House, and partook of a wedding feast prepared by "mine popular host," Mort Strong, in his best style. No pains or expense were spared to make it an enjoyable occasion. The company departed wishing the happy bride and groom a long life of connubial bliss.

Oct 27, 1881
pg 5, col 3
Married: On Sunday evening, Oct. 23, 1881, at the residence of the bride's parents by Judge S.J. Shepler, Mr. Henry Blickhahn to Miss Anna Ayr. After they were formally united, a large number of friends and invited guests seated themselves to a bounteous repast prepared by masterly hands in the culinary art. Mr. Blickhahn is one of the most industrious and popular young men in this city, and the bride is a great favorite in society circles. A long and happy wedded life to them is the wish of the Cresset. We were unable to get a full list of the presents and donors, but noticed a set of knives and forks, Mr. and Mrs. M.W. Brand; set of silver spoons, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Geppert; matched set of table cover, napkins and towels, Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Cook; moss lamp mat, Mrs. F.W. Babin; set of ________, Mr. and Mrs. D.M. Carmichael; set of napkins, Mr. and Mrs. McNeal; besides a large number of presents by the family.

pg 5, col 3
Married: B.S. Kauffman, of the popular O.K. Bakery, took a trip to Sumner county, Kansas, last week and returned with one of her fairest daughters, née Miss Grace G. Long, as his bride.

pg 5, col 3
Married: On last Monday at the residence of Joe Smith, by Probate Judge S.J. Shepler, Mr. M.M. Jordan to Miss S.E. Frazer, all of this county. Mr. Jordan and lady expect to move to Hutchinson in a few days where Mat will engage in business with his father, John Jordan.

Nov 24, 1881
pg 5, col 1
Born: November 23, 1881, to Mr. and Mrs. Mancy Nichols, a fine boy of average weight. Specie resumption is now a settled fact with Mancy.

pg 5, col 2
Married: We understand that a young lady near Haynesville has captured one of the Barbour county boys, Al. McMillen, formerly of Sun City. The marriage took place two weeks ago. Al. is a clever boy and has our best wishes. [NB: Bride's name was not provided.]

pg 5, col 2
Married: Miss Ella Iliff was married to S.K. Wrenwick, at Atchison, Kan., on the evening of Nov. 7, by the Probate Judge of Atchison county. Mr. and Mrs. Wrenwick have taken up their abode near Valley Falls, Jefferson county, Kansas.

pg 5, col 2
Married: John Chinn, son of J.P. Chinn of Turkey Creek, and Miss Lillie Bender, daughter of A.C. Bender, were united in the bonds of matrimony one week ago last Sunday.

Dec 1, 1881
pg 5, col 2
Anniversary: "Crystal Wedding: - 1866 November 29th 1881. The beautiful and commodious residence of W.W. Cook was filled to overflowing with guests representing the beauty and chivalry of Medicine Lodge and vicinity on last Tuesday evening to celebrate the crystal wedding of W.W. Cook and wife, née Mattie E. Howe. The handsome parlor was ornamented with the mottoes: "1866," "Welcome," and "1881," the handiwork of Mrs. Geo. Geppart. The wedding ceremonies were conducted by Rev. J.H. Reed, who said: "Fifteen years ago in the olden time, when life was smooth as the poet's rhyme, you plighted your faith to love each other, and tread the pathway of life together. The months and years have glided sweetly over your heads, made up with pleasant memories, unshaken confidence and true affection. The waves of peace have dashed about the hearthstone of your domestic homestead; and now, in token of your further fidelity, you will please join your right hands." [This very lengthy article includes what is apparently a verbatim transcript of this renewal of Mr. and Mrs. Cook's vows. Gifts were presented and vows exchanged. Mr. Cook's statement follows.] "Our friends: Should I attempt, upon this occasion, or any other occasion, to make a speech, it would be a sign of failure; but I desire, in behalf of my bride of fifteen years and myself, to tender to you our sincere thanks for these expressions of your friendship towards us. Doubtless many improvements could have been made upon the past fifteen years of our lives, but we are glad to know this evening that we have so comfortable a home surrounded by so many near and dear friends, and our hearts are stronger allied to each other than they were fifteen years ago. You have our best wishes for your future prosperity, peace and happiness." [Remarks by ministers followed, along with an extensive listing of gifts received including a "bronze mantel clock with a plate glass front and surmounted by an equine statue"!]

pg 6, col 2
Died: At Putnamsville, Ind., on Nov. 19, 1881, of typhoid fever, Alverta Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Smith, the baby, the pet and pride of the family. Mrs. A.G. Smith had been poorly with the same disease for some four weeks, but was convalescing when the baby's death caused a relapse. Mr. Smith writes that they will return as soon as the health will possibly permit. It is a sad blow on this happy family and the sympathies of their friends are extended to them in their bereavement.

Dec 8, 1881, pg 5, col 3
Married: At the Arcade House, yesterday, by S.J. Shepler, Probate Judge, Mr. John McGrath to Miss Rebecca Lockard, all of Barbour county. No couple has ever been united in the holy bonds of matrimony in Barbour county who are more generally respected and esteemed than this. The Cresset extends its congratulations, believing that neither bride or groom will ever have reason to regret their choice.

Dec 15, 1881, pg 5
Married: Ben S. Miller, generally known here as one of the New Yorkers, was married at Chicago on the 23rd of last month to Miss Josephine A. Bowen. The Post states that the happy couple will take up their residence in Caldwell. We hope this may be the most profitable investment that Ben ever made, that the losses may be nothing, and the increase 100 per cent.

Dec 22, 1881, pg 5, col 2
Died: W.H. Curtis departed this life Sabbath evening at about 5 o'clock at his residence six miles north of Kiowa. His death resulted from a gun shot would received in the service of his country. Mr. Curtis enjoyed the confidence and respect of all his neighbors. His death was sudden and his family keenly feel their loss.

Jan 5, 1882
pg 5, col 1
Died: Mrs. D.A. McCanlass and her two little girls returned last Tuesday evening. They attended the funeral of Mrs. M's mother, Mrs. Ann C. Hughes, at Wichita, Dec. 30th, 1881. "A troubled, weary life is changed to peaceful repose."

pg 5, col 2
Died: Last Saturday morning, Dr. Brattain received a dispatch from Eureka stating that his daughter, Mrs. Iva Smethers, had died on the day previous. This is a sad blow to the young husband and family of this estimable lady. Mrs. Smethers was well known in this county and was esteemed and loved by every one who knew her. Cut off in the bloom of womanhood, her death seems to bring unusual sadness.

Jan 26, 1882
pg 5
Married: By the Rev. J.M. Adams, at the hotel in Lake City, Barbour Co., Kansas, on Wednesday evening, Jan. 11th, 1882, Mr. Chas. Rankin to Mrs. J.W. Lusk. This event was celebrated by a social dance at the hotel where joy was unconfined.

pg 5
Born: On last Thursday we noticed there was a happy smile on Lem Moore's countenance, and, on inquiry as to the cause, we learned that it was on account of "dot leedle baby." Lem now claims to be the father of three children and reasons it out in this wise: Last week he had one boy in his family, and on Thursday, last, he had two (Moore) boys. It therefore follows that he must have three boys in all. As a counter, Lem is a success.

Feb 2, 1882, pg 5, col 1
Married: T.L. O'Bryan returned here last Sunday morning. He was married on the 15th of last December to Mrs. Nannie Long, of Forest City, Arkansas. His bride will be here in a short time, when they will take up their residence in the McCanlass property. We shall gladly welcome Mr. O'Bryan and Lady as citizens here, and wish them all the pleasures and joys this life can afford.

Feb 9, 1882
pg 5, col 1
Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Oliver, on Friday evening, February 3rd, a nine pound girl. Oliver feels the respectability and solemnity of the situation.

pg 5, col 2
Married: At Sun City, yesterday evening, by T.P. Whitaker, J.P., Alfred Martin to Miss Rebecca Tomlinson.

pg 5, col 2
Died: Little Jessie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. McCarty, died last Thursday, and was interred on Friday at the Lake City cemetery.

pg 5, col 3
Married: At the residence of the bride's parents, at Kirkwood, Ill., on Tuesday, Jan. 31st, 1882, by Rev. Thompson, Mr. George Ellis, of Bonanza, Col., to Miss Florence Chapin, of Kirkwood, Ill. The bride and groom arrived at Medicine Lodge on Friday night last, and met a warm reception from their many friends and acquaintances. George will return on Monday next to his home, at Bonanza, Col., where he has been engaged for the past year in the practice of his profession. The bride will remain with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. P.H. Chapin, for the winter.

Feb 16, 1882
pg 1, col 6
Born: J.W. Wheat is the proudest man on the creek, and is very affectionate to that boy of his, which arrived on the 7th. His time is wholly occupied in nursing him. [Pleasant Valley news]

pg 4
Died: Mr. and Mrs. Carter have returned to the Territory since the death of their little babe, which died Feb. 12th, of pneumonia. Mr. and Mrs. Carter made many friends while here, and have the sympathy of all in their sad bereavement. Miss Becky Thomas has gone to the Ter. to work for Mrs. Carter. [Kiowa news][And see below.]

pg 4
Born: Mr. A.W. Cochran was seen in town on the 9th, smiling, shaking hands and treating the boys >cause a fine boy made his appearance at A.W.'s on the 8th. [Kiowa news]

pg 5, col 2
Married: At Sun City, on Sunday, Feb. 12th, by Rev. J.M. Adams, Mr. Dal Morris to Miss Darthula Puckett. The Cresset extends congratulations.

pg 5
Died: At Kiowa, Kas., Feb. 12th, at one o'clock A.M., Katie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Carter, aged 5 months and twenty-nine days.

Mar 2, 1882, pg 1, col 6
Anniversary: "Wooden Wedding on Mule Creek" - On the evening of the 17th, the friends of Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Smith met at the comfortable residence of the latter on Little Mule Creek to celebrate the wooden wedding [anniversary] of Alonzo C. Smith to Miss Melissa Lamb. The guests, in all, numbered about seventy five, of every age and sex; space forbids that we give the names of all present. The supper tables could scarcely sustain their loads of luxuries, and although the multitude was so great, yet as many more could have fared sumptuously. As the new fledged J.P. was absent, the ceremony was not repeated, but we feel assured that a union between such an amiable couple needs no additional vows. The "Old Pilgrim" in a few appropriate remarks in behalf of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, thanked the company for their kind remembrance of the bride and groom on this occasion. After supper, music arose, and a "promenade all" of the young folks commenced, which lasted until day dawned on Mule Creek. Among the presents were a wash board by Frank Streeter; butter mold by George Colins [sic]; darner by A.T. Wilson; set of clothes pins by Clark Bunton; bread bowl by Tommy Wilson; wash board by Johnny Watkins; butter paddle by Robert Smith, Jr.; cedar pail by Frank Mills; towel rack by W.A. McWilliams; hat and coat rack by John A. Smith; wash board by Chalton [sic] Smith; willow basket by M.M. Cumins; wooden bowl by N.C. Cummins; large bread bowl by bride's parents; and broom by Alpha Updegraff. On the bottom of a wooden bowl, the following stanza was written by the "Pilgrim Bard" [poem follows].

Mar 16, 1882, pg 5, col 2
Married: Tonight will occur one of those social events which always puts society on the "qui vive," viz.: the marriage of our popular young physician, Dr. Johnson, to an estimable young lady, Miss Lou Clinkscale. The ceremony will take place at the M.E. church, and consequently, everybody may consider themselves invited. And @ Mar 23, pg 5, col 3: The marriage of Dr. R.B. Johnson and Miss Lou Clinkscale took place at the M.E. church last Saturday evening. The church was crowded to its utmost capacity and was handsomely decorated for the occasion. An arch of evergreens fronted the pulpit, while back of the pulpit hung the American flag festooned with evergreens. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Axline, after which the bride and groom repaired to the residence of Mr. and Mrs. W.P. Ewing, where supper was enjoyed by the family and a few friends.

Mar 23, 1882
pg 5, col 1
Married: S.W. Taylor and Sarah Portnell were married in Pratt Co. last Sabbath by Rev. A. Axline.

Apr 6, 1882
pg 5, col 1
Birthday: H. Shafer gave a dinner at Kingman this week in honor of his sixty second birthday.

pg 5, col 1
Born: Font Shepler says he has the pleasure of spending his evenings with the most charming young lady that ever came to Medicine Lodge. Weight eight pounds.

pg 5, col 2
Married: The 22nd, at the residence of the bride's parents, near Hart's Mills, by the Rev. J.N. Beall, Mr. Francis A. Record and Miss Mary A. Kelso, all of Chatauqua County.

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