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Medicine Lodge Cresset: Jan-Sept 1885

Jan 1, 1885
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Married: On Wednesday afternoon, December 24th, at the residence of George Smith, Mr. Robert Yates to Miss Mary J. Sanderson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Sanderson. The ceremony was the maiden effort of Judge Hardy in the nuptial knot tying, but his Honor is said to have gone through the business with the careless grace of an old timer. We would have gladly spoken of this wedding last week, but Bob, without consulting us, went to press at about the same time the Cresset did, which compelled us to stave off our complimentary remarks for a week. Bob has been on the range here for the past four years and is at present foreman of the Sumner County Cattle Company. He has the reputation of being one of the best fellows and as good a cow man as there is in this section. His bride is a handsome blond and in every way suited for his companion. The following is a partial list of the presents from the friends of the young people: Toilet set, Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Ingraham; Lamp, Miss Etta Yates; Fruit dish, Mr. and Mrs. Chapman; Desert set and silver teaspoons, Mr. and Mrs. Sanderson; Album and ring, Charles Sanderson; Castor, Robert Yates; Cake stand, Mrs. Smith; Paper holder, Rosa Jones; Silver sugar spoon, Laura Wadsworth; Tea set, Charles Bowen; Rocking chair, Henry Miller; Bowl and pitcher, James Clark; Tureen, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Sanderson. There were a number of presents we were unable to get, some of considerable value and usefulness.

Jan 8, 1885
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Married: At the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. Buckhum, on Tuesday evening, January 6th, 1885, by Rev. W.H. Gillam, M.E. pastor, Mr. W.L. Barker to Miss Lillian Bucknum, both of this county. Mr. Barker is an energetic young carpenter of superior intelligence, who came here last spring from California, and has had charge of a gang of workmen at New Kiowa since the building began there. The bride is a handsome, well-informed young lady of fine social qualities, esteemed by all who know her. [Note: The bride's surname is given with two different spellings.]
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Died: From Harry VanTrees, we learn the particulars of the very sudden death of J.M. Rawlins, which occurred at Louis Lockard's place on Monday last. Mr. Rawlins arose in the morning, apparently in his usual health, and was intending to come to the Lodge that day. He ate his breakfast with apparently as good an appetite as usual, and after finishing his meal, stepped to the stove, stood a moment with his back to the fire, and suddenly without a groan or sound, fell upon the floor. Mr. Rawlins has long been known here as one of the members of the Comanche Pool. In business, he has been more than usually successful, and has accumulated a handsome fortune. In his manners, Mr. Rawlins was quiet and unassuming, and had the reputation of being strictly honest and honorable in his transactions with his fellowmen. Mr. Rawlins was never married, but leaves a considerable number of relatives at Kansas City and other places. He was about 60 years of age at the time of his death. Also @ Jan 15, pg 5, col 2: Homer Rawlins, of Kansas City, Missouri, and Joseph Rawlins, of Ottawa, Kansas, were down last week to perform the last sad rites for their brother who died so suddenly near Sun City. They are both sociable intelligent gentlemen and will probably be in here more or less for some time settling up their brother's estate.

Jan 15, 1885
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Born: Dr. W.H. Moore comes to the front with his accustomed regularity and reports a seven pound boy at I.W. Hopper's residence on January 5th.
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Married: On New Year's eve at the headquarter ranch of Gregory, Eldred & Co., Mr. Thomas Dyer and Miss Nina Cummins were united in the bonds of holy wedlock by Justice Throckmorton. The ceremony occurred about 7 o'clock in the evening, and immediately after its completion, a merry party took possession of the ranch, and the goddess Terpsichore reigned supreme until early in the morning of the New Year. The groom, familiarly known as "Tom" Dyer, is well liked throughout this range, while the bride, Miss Nina Cummins, is a daughter of the well known bard and merchant of Cumminsford, Scott Cummins. May their life be one happy, prosperous New Year is the wish of the Cresset.

Jan 29, 1885
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Marriage License: Issued by the Probate Judge for the marriage of G.L. Bickford to Jennie Dixon, and S.W. McClure to Carrie May Bickford, all of Comanche township.
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Died: "The Dark Shadow" — At her home in this city yesterday (Wednesday) at 10 o'clock, A.M., Mrs. Mina E. Poole, aged 19 years, 4 months and 7 days. The funeral will take place today. Services at the ME. church at 1:30 P.M. Death, no matter under what guise it comes, is an unwelcome visitor, and when it enters a community and wrests therefrom youth and beauty, it seems doubly sad and casts a shadow that seems dark indeed. Mrs. Poole, so well and favorably known in this section as Miss Minnie, twin sister of Miss Mate Updegraff, was of a bright vivacious temperament, always looking on the bright side and making friends of all she met. In the year 1873, in company with her parents, brothers and sisters, she came to Medicine Lodge and has since resided here, participating in all thee hardships and trials of frontier life, yet like the gold from the refiner's hands, she grew up to be a handsome, refined and accomplished young lady. On the 9th day of September, 1884, she was united in holy wedlock to O.P. Poole, and the marriage proved to be a very happy one, each one fairly idolizing the other. Thus is our frail hold on life demonstrated, and the saying that "Death is no respecter of persons," verified. The happy bride of only a few short months ago is taken and the aged are left to mourn their loss. Soon will the springtime bring into life the buds and flowers, but where once was wont to be life and joy and the sound of rippling laughter, there will be nothing but sighs and tears. As the bright flowers fade in all their purity, so has this young life gone out. But why should mortals sigh when such beautiful promises are made by immortality. [See above @ Sep 11th 1884 for marriage of Mr. Poole and Miss Updegraff.]

Feb 5, 1885
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Clark on Friday January 27th, an eight pound boy, Dr. Moore officiating.
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Married: We learn from the Sun City Union that Estel Whitaker and Miss Josie Dorsett were joined in matrimony last Tuesday by Rev. J.M. Adams. The young folks are both old residents of Sun, and have the best wishes of a large circle of friends.
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Died: "Died Away From Home" — It becomes our painful duty to chronicle the death of Miss Ollie Davis of Sharon. This sad event occurred on Wednesday of last week at her boarding place near Sun City, where she had been for some time engaged in teaching. She was a little past 18 years of age, of unusual sweetness of temper, of industrious habits, ambitious to excel in all the adornments of true womanhood, studious almost to a fault and passionately fond of her home and friends. None knew her but to love her, and her friendship was of the kind that never betrays to friend or foe. In her, society has lost one of its best representatives, the true and good one of their best advocates and the weak and erring one of their best supporters. But to say that the family has sustained a loss that is irreparable, is to use words which in such a case are utterly meaningless. The funeral services took place at Sharon school house on Friday at 2 o'clock, where a large concourse of people who were gathered to express their sympathy with the bereaved family and near friends. Her remains were then carried to the cemetery south of Sharon where the body was lowered amid tears and sobs to its last resting place. [Memorial poem follows] But we sorrow not as those who have no hope, believing that a jewel lost on earth has become a brighter jewel in heaven. Signed: A.H.M.
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Died: At her home in north part of this county, last Tuesday, after an illness of about three months, Mrs. David Finley, in the twenty-seventh year of her age, leaving a husband and two little boys to mourn her loss. The deceased, formerly Miss Butler, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Butler of Wayne county, Pennsylvania, where her parents live. She was a true wife, indulgent mother and kind neighbor. Signed: E.M.D.

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Born: Jack Chadwick of Elm creek is the happy father of a boy of regulation weight. The event occurred some time ago and should have been mentioned sooner.

Mar 5, 1885
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. D.A. Quick, on Sunday, March 1st, a boy. Dr. Meincke officiated.
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Married: Probate Judge Hardy on Tuesday issued a license for the marriage of Mr. Eli Fitchards and Miss Katie Landis, both of this county. We have not he pleasure of Mr. Fitchards' acquaintance, but beg him to accept our congratulations on securing such a prize as Miss Katie.
Mar 12, 1885
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Born: Dr. Meincke reports a handsome boy at Mr. Frisby's ranch on Little Mule creek, that was born March 8th.
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Born: Uncle Dick Woodward is the proud father of a ten pound boy that put in his appearance Saturday March 7th. Dr. Meincke attended.
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Died: At Cumminsford, March 6th, 1885, Dwight Custer, infant son of Scott and M.M. Cummins, aged one month and two days. [Memorial poem follows.]

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Died: Mrs. J.M. Frisbey [sic] of Little Mule creek died at her residence last Sunday, March 15th, of blood poisoning.

Apr 2, 1885
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Marriage License: Issued last Friday for the marriage of James T. Dunlap, of Comanche county, to Miss Rosa A. Callison, of Barber county.
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Born: Dr. Meincke reports that a girl baby of average weight and superior beauty was born to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Beebe on Tuesday, March 31st.
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Married: Chas. H. Shanks, of Harper, and Miss Mattie A. Kizer, of Oxford, Kansas, were united in marriage by our Probate Judge, Capt. Hardy, at his office on Tuesday evening, March 30th, 1885.
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Married: Capt. H.H. Hardy, our urbane Probate Judge, on last Sunday united in the bonds of matrimony Capt. Horace Pardee to Mrs. Emma Bogges, both of Little Mule creek, this county. Both the contracting parties have arrived at the age of maturity when marriage means business and not a sentimental fancy, and we predict for them a life of happiness. May they prosper and the Captain's shadow never grow less.

Apr 9, 1885
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. F.C. Colbourn on Monday, April 6th, '85, one girl baby. Dr. Meincke was master of ceremonies.
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Died: Last Thursday morning, the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Aus. VanSlyke departed this life and was buried on Friday.
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Married: Last Sunday evening, April 5th, at the residence of Justice McCandless, J.H. Young and Miss Maggie McGuire, both of this city, were united in the bonds of matrimony.
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Died: Capt. W.J. Estill, of this city, last week received word that his father, Wm. Estill, Sr., had died at his home at Petersburg, Illinois, on the 2nd day of April, '85. At the day of his death, he was 90 years, 7 months and 2 days old, has lived a conscientious Christian [life] ever since he was 19 years of age and was one of the most highly respected citizens of the county in which he lived. The lamp of life burned low, trembled and faded like an autumn twilight and then went out, but what is there to fear? Life, even though it be three score and more, is but the span between two eternities.

Apr 23, 1885
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Wainscott, on Saturday, April 18th, a boy. Reported by Dr. Meincke.
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Born: Dr. Kessler reports a girl addition to the family of W.B. Millard — 12 pounds;
Born: Dr. Kessler reports a boy born to the family of H. Crossman — 10 pounds.
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Married: On last Saturday, Mr. S.Y. Carr and Miss Maggie Corricker united their fates and fortunes at Lake City. 'Squire John A. Andrews, of Lake City, conducted the splicing with great dignity and skill.
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Married: On the evening of April 12th, Mr. G.E. Goff was united in marriage to Miss Fannie Cole, the charming daughter of our substantial fellow citizen, J.P. Cole. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Kimbell.
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Marriage License: Granted on Monday last to Mr. Stewart Reed and Miss Emma Elder to unite in the holy bonds of matrimony. We presume before this time the ceremony has been performed.
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Marriage License: Granted to Mr. D.O. Edwards and Miss Emma Follett, of Hazelton.
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Died: "Across The River" — On Saturday evening at about half-past nine o'clock, occurred the death of an estimable lady, the wife of our esteemed fellow townsman and friend, E.M. Byerly. Mrs. Byerly had been for some time in rather feeble health, but up to less than a week previous to death seemed no worse than usual, and at the church festival which occurred one week ago last Thursday evening, she worked hard during the entire evening and by the exertion this evening no doubt her death was hastened. On Monday she took to her bed and continued to grow steadily worse until her death. Mrs. Byerly, at the time of her death, was thirty-six years of age. She was born in Ohio. When a young lady of 16 or 17 years of age, she came to Fairfield, Iowa, and made her home with her uncle, Rev. A. Axline. It was here that she met her husband, with whom she has lived in happy wedlock for the past fourteen years. To them four children have been born, three of whom, Cora, Willie and little Blanch, are left without a mother's care, and one of whom has preceded that mother to the tomb. An eloquent and touching funeral discourse was preached at the Presbyterian church on Monday be the Rev. Gillam, and after the service a large and sympathetic company followed the remains to the grave. For the dead in this case no apologies are needed, the simple truth is the highest praise. She was an industrious wife, a kind mother, and obliging neighbor, which qualities make her loss felt more keenly. The wounds of grief can only be healed by the salve of time. As the seasons roll their changes by and the wild flowers come to grace the lowly resting place, the bitterness of the parting, the loneliness which now fills the husband's heart and home will give place to tender and pleasant memories of the departed.

May 7, 1885
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Born: Dr. Burney reports a fine girl baby, born to Mr. and Mrs. John Vaughn, last Saturday.
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Married: Thomas Omey has concluded that it is not good for a man to live alone and has taken a gentle partner in the person of Miss Josie Keys.
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Marriage License: Issued on Saturday last by his honor, the probate judge, to Mr. Zachariah G. Boatman and Miss Anna B. Owens.
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Born: Dr. Meincke reports a fine boy born to Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hada last week. Mother and baby doing well.
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Born: Dr. Meincke reports a girl baby born this week to Mr. and Mrs. T. Cox. Mother and bay doing well.

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Married: Mr. Harvey Robison and Miss Laura E. Rogers were united in the bonds of wedlock on Thursday. The knot was tied in proper shape by Judge Hardy.

May 21, 1885
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Born: Dr. Burney reports a son born to Mr. and Mrs. Mort. Strong, on Monday morning.
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Born: To Mr. John Haskins and wife, a fine girl baby. Dr. Meincke was master of ceremonies.
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Died: The funeral of Mrs. Ash, who died on Sunday evening last, took place on Monday afternoon. Mrs. Ash, at the time of her death, was about 18 years of age. She leaves a husband and infant child.
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Died: John Keys, who has resided for several years on North Elm, died at his residence on Monday last. We understand the cause of his death is believed to be Bright's disease of the kidneys. Mr. Keys was something over 70 years of age at the time of his death.

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Married: Mr. Will Marquand and Miss May Owens were united in the bonds of matrimony on Thursday of last week by Judge Hardy. The young people have our best wishes for their future happiness.

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Born: Our Mingona correspondent furnishes a communication from which we condense the following: Hank Espy is the delighted father of a son, the first in 14 years. [Mingona news]

Jul 2, 1885
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Born: Dr. Meincke reports a fine boy baby born to Mrs. Anderson Hayes on Tuesday.
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Married: The Probate Judge seems to be making a run on the matrimonial business. On Monday he proceeded to tie up a happy couple in the most graceful and scientific manner. Their names: James S. Hartzell and Miss Katie Simmons, all of Barber county, Kansas. This abundant crop of marriages shows that Barber county is in a highly prosperous condition.
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Married: Mr. H.R. Martin and Miss Sarah C. Williams were united in marriage at the residence of James Hale on Sunday evening. Mr. Martin is one of our enterprising young business men of the firm of Hanson & Martin. His bride, a charming young lady, who has resided, we believe, near Sharon. Here's hopin' they may live long and prosper. And on Jul 16th: In mentioning the marriage of our friend R.H. Martin and Miss Sarah C. Williams week before last, we gave the residence of the bride as Sharon. The statement was a mistake as the young lady had been a resident of our own city for some time previous to the happy event.
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Married: It is humiliating for a newspaper man to acknowledge that he has failed to catch a news item on the fly, but still an open confession is good for the soul. Here is our friend, Sam C. Northcroft and a charming young lady by the name of Arimeda J. Marshall traveling the pathway of life together for the past two weeks and through mere carelessness we have neglected to mention the fact. However, it is better late than never.
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Died: Miss Hettie McElwain died at the residence of W.C. Mills yesterday morning. She was just recovering from an attack of the measles and, while riding out a few days ago, was caught in the rain which resulted in a relapse, from which she never recovered. Miss Hettie was a most estimable young lady. She has been attending school at the Lodge for the past year and her ability and studiousness were shown by the fact that she took first honors in her classes. The news of her untimely death will be received by her many friends with feelings of deepest regret and sorrow.

Jul 9, 1885
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Married: Mr. Charles F. Arterburn and Miss Vesta Purky were united in marriage on Saturday of last week, Judge Hardy officiating.
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Married: Charles E. Hubbard and Lizzie League were started on the road of matrimonial felicity and multiplicity on Friday last by 'Squire D.A. McCanless.
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Marriage License: Issued on Tuesday to Charles H. Peck and Miss Laura A. Clawson to unite their hands and fortunes and jog down the highway of life together. Mr. Peck is a successful and affable young business man of Hazelton, and while we have not had the pleasure of an acquaintance with his bride, we place great confidence in his judgment in making a choice.
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Married: The Probate Judge's license record for July 1st shows that permission had been granted to Thomas Spillman and Miss Clarra B. Byroad to proceed to travel in double harness. The next license on the books shows that a similar privilege was granted to Henry McKinnis and Belle Byroad, and the record further shows that the Judge did then and there proceed to tie up the last mentioned couple. It now transpires that Clarra B. Byroad and Belle Byroad are one and the same persons. McKinnis seems to be the Eli of the occasion, while Mr. Spillman's front name is Dennis. He has squandered two large round dollars on a license fee and is left to chant the sad refrain: "How sad it is and oh! how bitter, To court a gal and then not git 'er." Mr. Spillman will undoubtedly keep right down the middle of the main traveled highway hereafter, and let Byroads alone.
Jul 16, 1885
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Died: Addie May, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Hutchins, died July 12, 1885, at 1:30 o'clock, of ____ complaint. Aged twenty-two months.
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Married: On Monday, July 13th, at the office of H.H. Hardy, Probate Judge, John Tucker to Miss Etta B. Kunbel, all of Barber Co. Johnny is a young man who has accumulated a nice property entirely by his own energy and has very sensibly taken a partner to share his prosperity. We hope good fortune and many years may fall to the lot of the young couple.
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Marriage License: Issued to Clarance E. Howard and Miss Lillie Hubbard, to join their hearts and hands in the holy bonds of matrimony. This hot weather doesn't seem to affect the matrimonial business to the slightest degree.
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Died: July 1st, 1885, at her residence near Windell, Kansas, Mrs. Hannah E. Curtis, in the 27th year of her age. Mrs. Curtis leaves a husband and two children to mourn her loss, who have the sympathy of a large number of friends in their bereavement. Mrs. Curtis, our informant tells us, was a lady of strong religious faith, and died confident of a future existence in a fairer and better hand.

Jul 23, 1885
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Born: Dr. Burney reports a fine girl baby born to Mr. and Mrs. McCoy on Saturday.
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Born: Dr. Meincke reports a fine girl baby born to Mr. and Mrs. Mancy Nichols on Monday.
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Marriage License: Issued yesterday Probate Judge Hardy to William F. Rogers, aged fifty-four, and Mrs. Hettie Hooker, widow of August Hooker, aged forty-three. We believe the Judge is to have the job of tying the nuptial knot, and we presume before this reaches our readers he will have proceeded to do so in his most pleasing and effective manner. And on Sep 17 @ pg 3, col 2: We are informed that Mr. W. Rogers and Mrs. Hattie Hooker, whom we announced somewhat prematurely as having entered into the bonds of wedlock several weeks since, are sure enough tied up this time. The legal impediment which it was feared would keep these loving souls apart for a considerable season seems to have been surmounted and the tide of nuptial joy now flows on without interruption.

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Born: Bill Lindsey is feeling highly elated over the arrival of a 13 1/2 pound baby boy born on Friday of last week. William declares that the boy actually pulled down the scales to 14 1/2, but he threw off a pound for possible error in the scales. Bill is keeping the boy concealed from Mart Updegraff [road overseer for Barber County at that time] for fear that gentleman may be deceived by his size and want him to work on the public highway.

Aug 30, 1885
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Clark, on yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon, a handsome boy.
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Married: Mr. Dwight Misner and Miss Mary E. Dorman were united in the bonds of matrimony by Rev. A.H. Mulkey on Friday, July 31st. The ceremony took place at the Grand Hotel.
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Married: The well-known land agent and general good fellow, Tom Botkin, of Attica, was married last Sunday a week ago to Miss Jennie Waldren of Harper. May their lives never experience "offensive partisanship."
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Married: At the residence of the bride's parents, on Sunday, August 2nd, at 8 o'clock p.m. by Rev. Quick, Mr. P.L. Hanson to Miss Emma R.V. Ayer. Some twenty or more invited guests were present to witness the ceremony which united the happy couple and bestow upon them good wishes and other tokens of friendship. The bride was handsomely attired for the occasion in cream colored nun's veiling and was looking more than usually attractive. The groom was attired in the customary black. An elegant repast was spread and after the demoralization thereof, the company dispersed. The happy couple will at once begin housekeeping in their house in the south part of town which the thoughtful groom had prepared. Both the contracting parties are well known and it is useless to say anything further than that both are noted for good sense and judgment and therefore will undoubtedly prosper as they deserve. The following is a partial list of the presents presented on this occasion and names of donors: S.E. Stone, chamber set; Mr. and Mrs. McKay, dressing case; Mr. and Mrs. Drake, of Nickerson, pair of napkin rings; Mrs. Babin, vases and towels; Mr. and Mrs. Cook, set of napkins and tablecloths; David Miller, lambrequin [a type of upholstered window frame, though it may have had some other meaning at that time]; Lizzie McNeal, teaspoons; Mr. and Mrs. E. Youmans, set of tablespoons; father, mother and brother of bride, set of spoons; Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Morris, cake stand and cake.

Aug 13, 1885
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Marriage License: The Probate Judge's records show that a license was granted on August 10th to Mr. A. Wilson and Miss B.J. Maston to sail down the stream of time together. Although the person who did the splicing has not yet reported, we presume they have commenced sailing before this writing.
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Died: The little child of Mr. and Mrs. Wade was injured on Thursday last by falling out of bed and striking on her head and died from the effects of the fall on Friday and was buried on Saturday. The funeral sermon was preached by Elder A.H. Mulkey at the Christian chapel on Saturday at 2 P.M.
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Married: Mr. Clarance S. Blake and Miss Cora S. Wiley were united in the bonds of matrimony on Sunday at the residence of the bride's father three miles south of the city. The Cresset force acknowledges the receipt of a generous quantity of wedding cake, and here's hopin' that their married life may be as full of sweetness as the gift we received.
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Married: At the residence of the bride's parents, near Lodi, in this county, at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, August 6, 1885, Rev. Chas. H. Murleigh officiating, Mr. William Johnston, of Elk county, Kansas, and Miss Mary Ann Blake. Immediately after the ceremony the groom and bride started for their home, followed by the best wishes of all their friends.

Aug 20, 1885
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Born: Mr. and Mrs. G.M. Martin are to be congratulated on the arrival of a fine baby boy on Thursday morning of last week.
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Born: A blooming daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. W.O. Thompson on August 7th. [Reprinted by Cresset from Lake City Prairie Dog]

Aug 27, 1885
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Born: Dr. Burney reports that a fine healthy daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Jim Springer Monday morning.
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Born: We are informed that a 12 pound boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Faris, at their ranch on Driftwood, on Saturday night last.
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Marriage License: Issued yesterday to C.H. Rubert and Ella V. Pope, to unite their hands, hearts and fortunes. Also, H.C. Fulton and Josie Cairy have been permitted to go and do likewise. [See immediately below.]
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Married: Mr. H.C. Fulton and Miss Josie Cary [sic] were united in marriage at the Grand Hotel, Wednesday at half past four o'clock in the afternoon. The ceremony was performed by Rev. A.H. Mulkey of the Christian church.
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Marriage License: Issued by the Probate Judge on Monday last to Mr. Preston Parr and Miss Victoria Mills and on Tuesday evening, his Honor proceeded to unite the pair in the bonds of matrimony. Preston Parr, the bridegroom, is an upright and agreeable man who has resided for several years in the county, and the bride, Miss Victoria Mills, is the charming daughter of Uncle Billie Mills of Bear Creek.

Sep 10, 1885
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Died: We are sorry to learn of the death of Mrs. Dr. G.S. Rumsey which occurred on Tuesday of last week. Mrs. Rumsey was highly spoken of by her acquaintances.
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Marriage License: Issued on Tuesday to Mr. W.H. Robinson and Miss Olive Wheat. Miss Olive we believe is the daughter of our esteemed fellow citizen, John H. Wheat.
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Died: The funeral of Clyde R. Deal, son of J.N. and Annie M., occurred on Friday of last week. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Gillam. The young man had been ill for several days previous to his death. Clyde was known as a quiet, gentlemanly boy. His parents have the sympathy of the community in their affliction.

Sep 17, 1885
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Born: Dr. Meinke reports a fine girl baby born to Mr. and Mrs. E. Winter last Friday morning. Mother and child doing well.
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Hutchins on August 12th, a boy — still birth.
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. John Resdinger (?), on August 9th, a plump girl.
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Died: The news of the death of Judge S.J. Shepler, though hourly expected, did not reach us last week until after we had gone to press. His death occurred on Wednesday evening at 9 o'clock. He was buried with Masonic honors on Friday at 11 A.M. An eloquent funeral sermon was preached by Rev. W.H. Gillam at the Presbyterian church to a large audience of sympathizing friends and neighbors. The deceased was born in the year 1826, in Pike county, Pennsylvania. When a young man, he moved for the west and for several years was employed as a pilot on the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. About the year 1872, we believe he moved to Barber county where he resided until the time of his death. During his residence here he was twice elected to the position of County Clerk and once to the office of Probate Judge, and this in spite of the fact that his party has always been in the minority. During nearly the entire time since the organization of a Masonic lodge at this place, Judge Shepler has occupied the position of Master, in fact we believe that he held the position up to the time that he was obliged to give it up on account of feeble health. No man in the county we think was better known than Judge Shepler, and none who had a reputation for more spotless honesty.
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Died: Near Cumminsford, September 10, aged four months, Rosalie, daughter of J.M. and M.J. Darlington. [See Oct 1, 1885 of Reel #M866 for further details of another death in this family.]
[Last issue Sep 24, 1885]

Oct-Dec 1885

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