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REEL #M866/KSHS Microfilm Collection

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, Thursday, October 1, 1885, T.A. McNeal and L.M. Axline were publishers and proprietors. Local news included coverage from the surrounding communities, as well as Medicine Lodge. This reel continues through October 25, 1888. The information has been copied as accurately as possible, but errors may still occur. Minor printing errors have been corrected, but otherwise the information is presented as it originally appeared. Please consult the individual reels to verify an item. I do not have any further information about these individuals or families. Contributed by Ellen Knowles Bisson thebissons@worldnet.att.net."

Jul 1, 1886
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Born: Dr. Moore reports a ten pound girl born to Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Sturgeon last Sunday, June 27th.
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Born: Mr. and Mrs. Aus VanSlyke were made happy on Monday, the 28th, by the arrival of a flaxen-haired baby girl weighing about eight pounds. Aus says she is a beauty.
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Died: S.M. Dyer, who died at Canema, Thursday evening of last week, was interred in the cemetery at this place on Saturday. Quite a number of the relatives and friends accompanied the remains. The deceased leaves several sons and daughters - among them Hi and Tom Dyer, both well known range men.
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Marriage License: On Wednesday of last week the Probate Judge issued a license for the marriage of Lundy Hawkins to Miss Ida Hoagland, both of Sun City. Lundy has charge of a hotel at Sun City and is sadly in need of a landlady.
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Married: A new Kiowa couple, namely Henry C. Dunbar and Mary Smith received the permission of the Probate Judge to get married on Tuesday, June 29th. We are not acquainted with the young people, but offer our congratulations anyhow.
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Married: Cards have been received announcing the marriage of W.N. Bradbury to Miss Millie Reed on Sunday, July 4th, at the Southern Kansas Hotel parlors, at Aetna, Kansas, at 8:30 P.M. W.N. Bradbury has been a resident of Barber county for several years. He established the Sharon News , was engaged for a short time in the mercantile and land business at Medicine Lodge, was an important factor in starting the town of Aetna and was the medium through which the Aetna Clarion first drew the breath of life. He is a young man of energy and resources and has many friends and well wishers. May success and joy be with them. And @ Jul 8, 1886, pg 3, col 2: As announced last week, W.N. Bradbury was married at Aetna last Sunday. Prof. MacDonald, who witnessed the ceremony, says the couple were as handsome as any he has ever seen and that he has no fears for their future.

Jul 8, 1886
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Marriage License: On June 30th, a license was issued for the marriage of Cary Owen, of Harper, to Maggie Byers, of this county.
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Married: On Monday, July 5th, 1886, by Justice of the Peace, F.E. Dunham, Albert W. Eckert to Ida A. Wagner. Al. Eckert came in from the northwest last Saturday and has done everything possible at this day toward giving a certain young boy, now over two years old, a name and excuse for his parentage.

Jul 15, 1886
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Married: On Friday, July 8th, 1886, Probate Judge Hardy gave his official consent to the marriage of Peter Long, of Comanche county, to Miss Syrena Meek, of this county. We have remarked once or twice before regarding young men from other counties coming in and carrying away our girls and Capt. Hardy must put a stop to it.

Jul 22, 1886
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Born: On Thursday evening of last week, a fine ten pound girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Kley of this city. All doing well. Mr. Kley is the baker at Warren's City Bakery.
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Born: Dr. B.R. Burney reports a fine girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hammack on last Sunday, July 18th, 1886.
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Born: Dr. B.R. Burney reports a bouncing boy, born to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hartman on Saturday a week ago, July 10th, 1886.
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Died: Our townsman, W.H. Love received word a few days since that his brother, L.C. Love, died at his home in San Francisco, California, on July 15, 1886. In '64 W.H. and his brother crossed the plains together and the latter has been in California since. He has been in the transfer business in San Francisco for the past few years. It has been twenty-one years since the brothers met and Mr. Love regrets very much that he was not able to see his brother before he passed away. The heavy hand of death must fall on us all and man can only bow in submission to its mandates and quietly await the time when he too shall be called.

Jul 29, 1886
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Morgan, on Saturday, July 24th, a ten-pound girl. All doing nicely. Dr. B.R. Burney in attendance.
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Born: We left out a notice of the young should-striker born to Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Deeds last week.
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Married: On Monday, July 26th, Judge H.H. Hardy issued a license and said the words that made two young couples happy. The first on the list were A.H. Gunn of Butler county and Martha E. Hopper of Barber. The second were F.A. Kuder and Ollie Davis, both of this county. On Tuesday, the 27th of July, the Probate Judge issued a license for the marriage of C.C. Richmond to Hattie Bevans. As returns had not been made on the license up to the hour we went to press, we cannot say whether the young couples have [married] or not.
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Died: Amos S. Wilson, a well known and highly respected citizen of Barber county, Kansas, died at his home on Elm creek, five miles west of Elm Mills, of typhoid malaria, on Friday, July 23rd, 1886, in the 62 year of his age. Mr. Wilson was born near Belleville, in Monroe county, Ohio, November 1st, 1824; moved to Kansas in 1869 and in the spring of 1878 settled on Elm Creek, where he has since made his home. He was married to his now bereaved wife, whose maiden name was Emma Grey, February 11th, 1847, who with eight children mourn his loss, and who were all present at his death. Mr. Wilson was a man of amiable qualities of mind and heart, of irreproachable character and strict integrity. He held the esteem and confidence of everybody that knew him, and few men in Barber county were better known; in the church and in society he was always the same, faithful, generous and true. He was converted and joined the Methodist Episcopal church when about 16 years of age, and for about 45 years, was a consistent and devoted member of that denomination; and died in the full triumph of his faith, having no fear of the dread monster Death; though his sufferings at times were great, no word of murmur or complaint escaped his lips. He repeatedly, during his illness, declared his trust in God, and said but a short time before his death, "I am going Home." In the death of Mr. Wilson, the community has lost a good, noble and useful man; a man who was always ready, willing and glad to help in every good work, and the church has met with an irreparable loss. For some time religious services have been held regularly on his place; in winter in the house, and in summer in his beautiful grove. Probably no man in the community could be taken away who would be so much missed as Mr. Wilson. His funeral took place at his residence on Saturday afternoon July 24th, a touching funeral discourse being preached by Rev. Shidler, after which the remains were laid away in the Lake City cemetery in the presence of a concourse of sorrowing friends. And thus closed the last scene in the life and death of this good man, who was an example of rectitude and virtue. "He is gone but not forgotten." [Memorial poem follows.]

Aug 5, 1887
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Born: Our "Lodi items" arrived too late for publication and we make this local to announce a boy for Chas. A.W. Fash.
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Lew Lebrecht, on Saturday morning, July 31st, 1886, a bouncing boy. Dr. Burney was in attendance and all are doing well. The young man weighs all the way from ten to twenty-five pounds. Every time he is weighed, he has made a wonderful increase and it is suspicioned that Lew has been weighting him down. [See above @ Nov 2, 1885 for marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Lebrecht.]
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Died: "Harry G.," infant son of Mr. and Mrs. D.F. Shipman, died at the residence of Mrs. Stith, in this city, last Sunday, August 1st, and was buried on Monday afternoon. The funeral services were held at the house and were conducted by Rev. J.C. McElroy. The baby was about one year old, and was a bright handsome little fellow. The parents are almost heart-broken over the loss of their first born. One more tiny grave marks the earthly resting place in our cemetery of a loved one; a few more heart-aches are added to the world's burden of woe, yet these are the beast assurance that we have of the immortality of the soul. What man can gaze upon the clay of youthful innocence and say "this is the end." There is a sorrow left the parents that sympathy cannot heal, and hope, the sunlight of our existence, is all we have to guide us on our weary, desolate way.

Aug 12, 1886
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Marriage License: The Probate Judge issued a license for the marriage of John T. White to Mary J.Tillman last Friday, August 6th. Both are of this county.
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Born: Dr. Burney comes to the front in good shape this week with three embryo voters. First, to Mr. and Mrs. John Marr, of Cedar Creek, on August 5th, a fine red-face boy. Second, to Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Pucket, of Roundup, on August 6th, a handsome ten pound boy with a sunset red cast of countenance. Third, on August 9th, to Mr. and Mrs. S.S. Robnell, a bouncing boy baby. This is glory enough for one doctor in one week.
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Amer, on Thursday, August 5th, a twelve pound boy. All doing nicely. Dr. Brown, of Sharon, in attendance. [Antelope Flat news]

Aug 19, 1886
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Marriage License: On Monday, the Probate Judge issued a license for the marriage of H.J. Case to Ella Bartle, both of this county.
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Died: Judge McCanless, who was called to his old home in North Carolina by the illness of his father, arrived there on the 13th, three days before his father's death, who passed away quietly on the 11th. The father was quite aged and his death was not a surprise. [Note: Transcribed as printed.]
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Born: O.F. Downing, of the Little Mule creek country, is happy. On Monday of last week, the 9th of August his wife presented him with a handsome ten pound girl. They already had two boys and the girl makes the quartet complete. [Note: Transcribed as written.]
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Married: In last week's Cresset we mentioned that J.E. Black and Miss A.M. Lawrence, of New Kiowa, had secured a license. They were married at the Grand Hotel on Wednesday evening of last week, August 11th, by J.C. McElroy.
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Born: Word was received Tuesday, that on Monday, August 16th, 1886 a dandy girl of regulation weight had been born to Mr. and Mrs. E.H. Nixon, at the home of Mrs. N's parents in Winfield. We can imagine that proud, dignified look on Ezra's face as the boys call him "Dad," and ask him to name her after them. Mr. Noble, Nixon's partner, says he expects they will have to give hardware away when "Nix" gets home - he will be feeling so good. [See below @ Dec 23, pg 3, col 2 for death of this infant.]
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Died: Nellie, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Deal, died on Friday, August 13th, buried on the 14th, aged 7 months and five days.
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Died: Scott, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Thompson, died on Saturday, August 14th, buried on Sunday the 15th, aged 1 year, 8 months and 7 days.

Aug 26, 1886
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Born: Dr. Moore reports a young lady at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Gibson that arrived on Tuesday, August the 23rd. She was of regular weight.
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Married: Cards are out announcing the marriage of Geo. E. Ayer to Miss Maggie Brown, of Las Vegas. Mr. Ayer is a son of Dr. and Mrs. Ayer of this place, and has for several years occupied a responsible position as surveyor and civil engineer on the A.T.&S.F. railroad. His present headquarters are at Las Vegas. His friends in this section will join with us in wishing him and his bride "much joy."
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Born: Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Noble were made happy last Friday, August 20th, by the arrival of a twelve pound boy at their house at 8:45 A.M. All doing well.

Sep 2, 1886
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Born: Dr. Moore says that Mr. and Mrs. Wennot have a brand new ten pound boy at their house northwest of town. All doing well.
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Married: August 29th, 1886, at the residence of R.H. Hahn, in Medicine Lodge, by Rev. Jas. C. McElroy, Mr. Albert H. Cheney to Miss Labelle Cyprett, both of Barber county.
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Died: Gordie, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kelley, died on Tuesday evening, of cholera infantum, and was buried yesterday (Wednesday) at 4 o'clock. The little one was four months and eleven days old.
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Married:
     On August 20th, the Probate Judge, H.H. Hardy, granted John Simmons and Lucinda BelleCurtis the right to marry and tied the knot the same day himself; on the same day, he treated ThomasHenderson and Amanda B. Summers the same way.
     On August 21st, a license was issued to J.R.F. Lichlyter and Florence J. Brown.
     On August 22nd, Frederick Slaughter and Matilda F. Lacy took out papers. Both are well known and of Lake City.
     On August 23rd, John Metcalf and Florence Lee, of Sharon, arranged the legal preliminaries and were married by Rev. C.B. Sherk.
     August 29th, Albert H. Cheney and Lebelle Cypert procured a license and were married at the residence of R.H. Hahn by Rev. J.C. McElroy.
     August 30th, Peter Codey and Prudence L. Hon ceased courtship and entered matrimony, Justice F.E. Dunham officiating.

Sep 9, 1886
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Born: Last Saturday, T.S. Proctor received information that he was father of a handsome boy of full weight and that Mrs. Proctor and the baby were doing nicely. The young man was born in Kentucky where Mrs. P. is visiting. T.S. celebrated the event in a proper manner.
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Died: The little son of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Matthews, of Aetna, drank some carbolic acid on Thursday last and after suffering untold agony died on Friday at four o'clock. He was with his mother visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Feltner, at Lake City, and in toddling about the house got hold of the bottle containing the acid. He at once made a noise and his mother went to him and realizing what had occurred ran across the road to a drug store. Every known remedy was applied, and at times he would seem much better, but the terrible fluid finally conquered. He was the only child and the loss will almost break the fond parents'hearts. He was about two years old. [See Jul 12, 1888 @ pg 3, col 3, for death of a second baby.]
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Born: We understand that it is proper to call Albert Cook"Pa" now. It's a girl.
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Married: We have been shown a copy of the Las Vegas Daily Optic containing an account of the marriage of Geo. E. Ayer, whose parents reside here, to Miss Maggie E. Brown, of Las Vegas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Brown of that city. The ceremony was performed on Wednesday of last week, Sept. 1st, at the residence of the bride's parents, by Rev. Dr. Cross of the Episcopal Church. The Optic says "it was a handsome and happy couple that stood before the venerable man of God, and no two young people ever wedded in Las Vegas ever started upon their new life under happier auspices. The bride is a most charming little lady richly endowed with all the graces of mind, heart and person that make a woman lovely and loveable. Her husband, who is the Engineer of the water service of the Santa Fe road in this city, is a young man of marked ability in his profession, earnest, resolute and steady, and he is so well equipped with the qualities that win success in life that there can be no doubt about his future." The Optic goes on further in description and praise, but we lack space to give all. Mr. and Mrs. Ayer are now on a wedding tour, visiting all the principal points of interest in the east and will probably visit Mr. Ayer's parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Ayer of this city before they return to Las Vegas, where they will make their home. [Note: This article refers to the town of Las Vegas, San Miguel County, New Mexico.]

Sep 16, 1886
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Born: J.B. Cool was down from his fine ranch in the north part of the county last Saturday to meet some Indian friend that came in on a visit. We met him on the street and about the first thing he said was, "Everything lovely up our way and it's a boy, by golly." The young gentleman was born on Friday, September 10th, and before he had been around six hours - hardly got acquainted with the family - wanted to contract to feed his father's steers this winter. He is a bright boy and above regulation weight. Mr. Cool now has four children - three boys and one girl.
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Married: W.M. Bronson and wife arrived in the city Saturday and at once moved into their cosy home in the north-west part of town. They were married at the residence of the bride's parents in Winfield, on Thursday of last week, September 9th. Mrs. Bronson's maiden name was Miss NinaAnderson and was one of Winfield's handsomest, most cultured young ladies. Mr. Bronson, popularly known as "Doc," is of the abstracting and loan firm of Bronson & Houchin and since his residence here has conducted himself in such a way as to make many friends and not a single enemy. He was Deputy Register of Deeds for some time and to his knowledge of the work and application is the present good shape of that office largely due. We extended to the young couple a hearty welcome to our city and best wishes for the future.

Sep 23, 1886
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Married:
     On September 15th, a license was issued out of the Probate Judge's office for the marriage of Clarence L. Swartz to Cynthia Maddox, both of Barber county. They were married the same day by Rev. W.H. Gillam.
     On the 16th, Amos Martin and Cora Mumford got the consent of the Judge, and were married on the same day by Rev. C.B. Shirk, of Sharon, near which place the contracting parties reside.
     On the 16th, George Austin and Emma Strohl were also granted the privilege of being tied together.
     On the 21st, Frank S. Atwell of New York and Alice Wright of New Kiowa placed their names on the marriage register and it is now Wright for Alice to write Mrs. Atwell.
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Died: The three months old baby of Philip Butcher and wife died of whooping cough and pneumonia last week. The parents have the sympathy of all. [Elm Mills news]

Sep 30, 1886, pg 3, col 1
Born: Another handsome, regulation weight girl was placed to the credit of Mr. and Mrs. HenryBlickhahn yesterday morning - Wednesday, Sept. 29th.

Oct 7, 1886
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Died: The small child of Garret Collins died last Sunday. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Simmons of Lake City. A large assembly was present. [Elm Creek news]
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Married: Last Saturday Judge Hardy issued a license for the marriage of Lee Briley to Lucy Provin and on Sunday, October 3rd, performed the ceremony at his - the Judge's - residence.
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Born/Died: A little girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. O. Hahn, of this city, on Sunday last, October 3rd. On Tuesday morning, the little one passed away. The sweetest, fairest flowers bloom but for a day.
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Married: Tom H. Dunn and lady arrived last Saturday from Princeton, Massachusetts where they were married on September 27. Mrs. Dunn's maiden name was Nellie M. Eveleth. Mr. Dunn is manager of the Chicago Lumber Co.'s yard at this point, and a better young man the state does not contain. He and his wife will move into Tommy's new house in the north-west part of town in a few days.
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Married: Two more of Medicine Lodge's handsome and highly respected young people have taken upon themselves obligations to share life's joys and pleasures and reverses and sorrows together. They are W.S. Finney and Gordie Burney, who were married yesterday, Wednesday, October 6th, 1886, at the residence of the bride's parents in this city, Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Burney, by the Rev. W.H. Gillam. The ceremony occurred at 1:30 P.M., and Mr. and Mrs. Finney took the 2:35 train for the east. During their absence, they will visit Mr. Finney's relatives at Litchfield, Illinois, and take in the St. Louis fair and other points. Congratulations and good wishes, this couple have in unlimited quantities, and as Mr. Finney is a successful young business man and his wife a bright, intelligent, Christian young woman, there seems to be no reason why their life should not be a success. W.S. Finney came here a few years ago and has since been engaged in the harness and saddle business, being a practical harness maker himself. At present he is of the firm of Finney & Woodward, having formed a partnership with Uncle Dick over a year ago. The prospects of the young couple are of the brightest. Not a shadow appears on the morning of their married life. The auspices are the most favorable for a sunshiny day, a pleasant twilight, and when the night, or end, does come - as it must - we hope it will but portend the dawning of a brighter day. Should there come a cloud, we feel confident they have the good sense and disposition to dissolve it with the sunniness within themselves.

Oct 14, 1886, pg 3, col 1
Married: On Tuesday, October 12th, Judge Hardy issued a marriage license to E.C. Blakeway and Mattie Hickle, both of New Kiowa.

Oct 21, 1886
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. B. Ringler, on Tuesday, October 19th, a boy. The happy parents are very proud of the young shoemaker. Dr. Davis was in attendance.
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Married: Edward S. Hopper and Tinnie Brown, both of Bross, have decided that it is not well to live single, so yesterday they received Judge Hardy's consent to get married.

Oct 28, 1886
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Born: Last Monday another handsome boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. D.E. Sheldon.
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Born: There was born to Mr. and Mrs. John Hubbard, on Friday last, a beautiful girl. Mr. Hubbard until recently has been cook at the Grand.
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Married: On Thursday, October 21st, Judge Hardy issued a license for Willis R. Bernard and EffieCatlin. Willis is of this county while Effie is of Kingman county. They were married on the same day by C.C. Murphy, a justice of the peace of Rochester, Kingman county. On the same day, the Judge consented to Frank C. Wise and Agnes Wilson's marriage, both of New Kiowa. The returns are not in yet and we cannot say as to whether they are married or not. On Friday, [October] the 22nd, James A. Zimmerman and Minnie Kitch took out papers. They have not reported since, therefore we cannot say, but presume James and Miss Kitch have made a hitch ere this.
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Married: At the residence of the bride's aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Macy, in this city, Probate Judge H.H. Hardy spoke the words that pronounced Henry Morgan and Miss May Sammons man and wife. The event occurred last Monday evening, October 25th, 1886, in the presence of the immediate relatives of the bride and a few friends. They have already moved into the beautiful, new residence in the southwest part of town that had been prepared by the thoughtful bridegroom, and are now cosily and happily situated, sheltered by their own roof and sitting by their own fireside. The groom, Mr. Morgan, is of the firm of Taliaferro & Morgan, one of the most prominent real estate firms in our city, and his reputation as a business man and citizen is second to none, while the bride is a young woman of handsome form and features and possessed of all the womanly graces that go to make the true woman. She has taught school in this county and all who know her have for her the highest regard. The couple start out in life with bright prospects. They have a reasonable amount of this world's goods, good sense, kindly dispositions and forbearance. That their life may be full of happiness we sincerely trust, and if ever the wintry blasts of trouble should come, may mutual regard, like the dawning of a summer's day, dispel the chill and cause again the sun to shine, the birds to sing and the flowers to bloom. Long life, happiness and prosperity should and surely will be theirs.

Nov 4, 1886
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Died: On Thursday night, a fourteen year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Twombly died. The parents are almost heartbroken.
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Born: A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Gormley on Thursday night, November 4th. Mrs. Gormley is one of the Chief's daughters.

Nov 11, 1886
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Marriage License: Early this week, Judge Hardy issued license to J.B. Moore and Mary M. Walker, of Hazelton. We presume they are married by this time and will state that Mary is no Moore a Walker, but it does not necessarily follow that she will always ride.
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Died: "An Old Settler Dead" - Mrs. Moore, one of the oldest settlers in Barber county, quietly passed away last Sunday. She came here in 1873, in company with her husband and children. The following year her husband died of lung trouble and since that time she has lived here, having one or more of her children with her. She is the mother of Lee, John, Joe and Henry Moore and Mrs. Bunk Ward and Mrs. Jesse Cargyle. For months she has been ill, and her age - seventy some years - precluded all hopes for her recovery. Though her death was expected, the sorrow will be none the less keen, for many who have lived here for some time have reason to feel kindly toward Mother Moore, who was always kind and attentive in sickness and trouble. The funeral took place from the M.E. church. Three of her children, Mrs. Ward and Joe and Henry, were not here when their mother died, and to them the news will be sad indeed.

Nov 18, 1886
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Died: Mrs. M.E. Allen, of Sun City, died at her residence last Sunday. Her son, William, died last Friday.
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Marriage License: Don Bonner and Anna Albordney were granted a license to get married by Judge Hardy, on the 15th. They are both of Medicine Lodge.
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Died: Mrs. Earl Williams died at her residence in this city on Monday, November 15th, of a complication of female troubles. Earl Williams has for a long time been a driver on the Medicine Lodge and Kingman stage line.
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Married: On the marriage record of the Probate court, under date of November 11, appear the names of Frank W. Halloway and Agnes Halloway, both of Sharon, aged respectively 28 and 19 years, as applicants for a license to wed. If we are not mistaken, this is the same couple that secured a divorce in the District court of Barber county about a year ago, and after they had been married about a year. It is to be hoped they will be more fortunate this time.

Nov 25, 1886, pg 3, col 3
Married: On yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon, Mr. E.N. Lineberg and Miss Minnie B. Reynolds were married at the residence of Rev. A.H. Mulkey in this city, Mr. Mulkey speaking the words that pronounced them husband and wife. The couple are old acquaintances having come to this country from Mt. Ayer, Iowa. It seems that it was just three years previous to their wedding day that they first met. For some time, Mr. Lineberg has been in Prof. Mulkey's book and stationery store, while Miss Reynolds is popularly known as an accommodating clerk at the post office.

Dec 9, 1886
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Married: On December 2nd, the Probate Judge issued a license and married John C. Allen and Julia A. Webb, aged 31 and 15 years. On the 4th, he issued a license to Preston Faught, aged 72, and Mary Peabody, aged 40 - the bride is of Sun City and the groom of Aetna. On the 7th, he issued a license to Alonzo Stout and Emma Ryan, of Aetna, aged 29 and 37. On the same day he issued a permit to Walter E. Fulton and Eliza Adams, both of Sun City, aged 25 and 17. In the last license noted, the bride is a daughter of Rev. J.M. Adams of Sun City.
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Died: Sunday, December 5th, 1886, Victor Frank Sheldon, aged 6 weeks, infant son of D.E. and Francis A. Sheldon. Our home has been made most desolate by the death of our little loved one, who has been called across the Mysterious river, to join the innumerable throng of departed loved ones in the realms of peace, happiness and bliss. We grieve for our little babe, yet 'tis better thus. He has been taken home in Heaven, to dwell with the angels of love and light, 'ere sin had touch and stained the pure spirit of our cherub. We would not call him back again from that beautiful home to suffer the poignant pangs of sickness and death. We return our sincere and heart-felt thanks to all the very kind friends who so willingly and cheerfully assisted during the sickness and death of our child. We would especially return our thanks to Mesdames Morse, Lockwood, Moore, McCoy and Northecraft. To Drs. Lockwood and Moore we feel truly grateful and feel that they did al that experience, skill and science could do to save the life of Victor. Signed: D.E. Sheldon and Francis A. Sheldon.

Dec 16, 1886
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Married: A license was issued Tuesday, December 11, 1886, out of the Probate Court, for the marriage of Simon Gronemire to Mis Carrie M. Romig, both of Barber county and aged respectively 26 and 18. They were united at the residence of the bride's parents last night by Judge Hardy. When the young man secured his license and secured the services of the Judge for the last sad act, he gave him to distinctly understand that he (the Judge) must be on deck. He said that death alone would excuse him - that cyclones, earthquakes and tornadoes did not go.
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Born: On Sunday, November 28th, a bouncing 11 1/2 pound boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. O.S.Cummins. We feel a little ashamed at publishing the above as it reflects on our capabilities as a newsgatherer. Just think of it, a young "Pilgrim Bard" is born and we fail to catch on until we receive a lot of poetry from the young man with directions to publish it when we issue our Sunday School Sunshine in connection with the religious weekly.
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Married: Franco Rodriguez and Hannah R. Carter, both of Kiowa, appeared before the Probate Judge on December the 13, and had the metes and bounds of matrimony defined according to the statutes of the State of Kansas by Probate Judge Hardy. They were aged 32 and 23. The groom, as his name indicates, is a Mexican while the bride is an Indian but has so much white blood in her veins that he is really fairer than Caucasian. As we understand it, this couple were married some two years ago in the Indian Territory according to the rites of the tribe to which the bride belonged, put when they moved up into the state, they were afraid their Indian marriage might not be recognized as valid, so they decided to have the job done over. They had one child with them - a bright looking little baby.

Dec 23, 1886
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Born: Dr. Moore reports an eleven pound girl born to Mr. and Mrs. E.R. Brown on last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Brown came here but recently but are already firmly convinced regarding the beauties and productiveness of "this glorious climate of Southern Kansas."
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Marriage Licenses: Issued on the 17th to John T. Walker and Nannie Adams ; and on the 20th to I.S.Porter and Mollie Adams. Both couples are of Sun City.
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Died: It is our sad duty to chronicle the death of Kate M., infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.H.Nixon, aged four months and five days. For some time, the baby had been unwell and on Monday night was very sick. But under the skillful care of Dr. Lockwood and Mrs. Nixon, it was thought to be getting better. Tuesday morning early it was so much better that Mrs. Nixon concluded to retire, taking the baby to bed with her. She went to sleep, feeling glad that the child was so improved, and her sorrow can be imagined when she awoke later to find the little one dead. It is supposed that the baby either choked up from the disease or was in some other way smothered to death. The remains were taken to Winfield, the old home of Mr. and Mrs. Nixon, Tuesday, and will be interred there. The parents have the sympathy of all.

Dec 30, 1886
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Died: On Monday morning, a Mrs. Archer died very suddenly. She and her husband have been living on one of Geo. Martin's places. [Valley township news]
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Married: The Probate Judge gave his consent on Monday, December 27th, to the marriage of JamesAustin to Fannie C. Dean, both of Barber county.
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Marriage License: On Monday, December 27th, a license was issued by the Probate Judge for the marriage of Robert Currie, of this city, to Amanda J. Lacy, of Burrton, Kansas. This is the first intimation we have had that "Bob" was anyways in the toils.

Jan-June 1887

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