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Buck
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Carmichael
Chapin
Clark
Clark
Colvin
Conger
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Edwards
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Evans
Fair
Fair
Fisher
Fly
Freeman
Fritz
Fullerton
Funk
Garten
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Gorman
Graham
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Hart
Havelin
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Huffaker
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Lane
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Longworth
Lusk
Marr
Mathieu
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Moore
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Pearl
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Pursell
Rankin
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Richardson
Roach
Robinson
Rogers
Rosenberry
Rowley
Rule
Schmidt
Schmidt
Sellers
Sherk
Sims
Snodgrass
Solf
Sparks
Steir
Stevens
Stockstill
Tackett
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Weidner
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REEL #M869/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, Friday, January 4, 1895, L.M. Axline was the publisher. Local news included coverage from the surrounding communities, as well as Medicine Lodge. The information has been copied as accurately as possible, but errors may still occur. Minor printing errors have been corrected, but otherwise the information is presented as it originally appeared. Please consult the individual reels to verify an item. I do not have any further information about these individuals or families. Contributed by Ellen Knowles Bisson (thebissons@worldnet.att.net.)

Jan 4, 1895

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Birthday: New Year's was the fifth birthday of A. Lewis's little daughter, Abbie. A number of little people gathered in the afternoon to help her celebrate the occasion. Col 2: We have been furnished with the following list of presents which Abbie Lewis' little friends presented on her birthday: from Ralph Burnett, silver knife, fork and spoon; Ada Smith, lamp; Lillian Lorton, fruit dish; Mary Davis, mug; Gladys Gibson, bottle of perfumery; Gilford Davis, toy tea set; Avis Axline, bottle of perfumery; Roger Axline, barrel of toy clothes pins; Raymond Schmidt, handkerchief; Blanche Currie, cup and saucer; Jessie Romig, handkerchief; Carl Rankin, cup and saucer; Bernie Williams, toy corner bracket.

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Married: The marriage of Miss Ida Matthews and Chester Porterfield, of New Mexico, was quietly solemnized at the home of the bride's brother, Jas. Matthews, four miles east of this city, Tuesday evening, December 25, at 7 o'clock p.m., in the presence of immediate relatives, Rev. J.K. Pedrick officiating. After the ceremony, a wedding supper was served. Mr. and Mrs. Porterfield left the following day for parts in eastern Kansas where they will visit with relatives before they reach their future destination in New Mexico, which will be about January 12. (Kiowa Journal)

Jan 11, 1895

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Anniversary: Rev. C.B. Sherk and wife, of Sharon, celebrated their wedding anniversary on the 5th. Quite a number from our valley were invited, besides a number of friends in their immediate vicinity. A bountiful dinner was served, to which all did ample justice and then there was plenty left. May they live to enjoy more such happy occasions. [Cedar news[

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Born: Dr. Gould reports a boy of regulation weight born to Mr. and Mrs. James Snodgrass last Tuesday morning.

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. John Porter of t he Ridge neighborhood, on Wednesday last, a boy. Mother and child doing well.

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Birthday: The fifth anniversary of the birth of little Gladys Gibson occurred on Thursday of last week, the 3rd, and was the occasion for gathering quite a number of her little friends at the Gibson residence on Walnut street after school hours. An enjoyable time was had.

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Married: C.C. Teagle and Clara Weidner were married at the residence of the bride's step-father and her mother, Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Anderson in this city, Monday, January 7th, 1895, Rev. W.A. Cain officiating.

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Died: Earnest, little son of A.F. and Laura Haynes, died at their home in Topeka last Sunday morning. The immediate cause of his death was dropsy of the heart but he had long been a sufferer from a tumerous affection [sic] on the neck which caused him much pain and when death came, it was a relief. He was just ten years old.

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Died: Mrs. Mary Mills, wife of Sheriff Mills, died at the Sheriff's residence yesterday (Thursday) morning, January 10, 1895, at 2:15 o'clock, of pneumonia, aged 25 years, 4 months and 24 days. The funeral will occur this afternoon from the Baptist chapel, Rev. W.A. Cain officiating. Mrs. Mills was not a robust woman. For some time she has been sick and on Friday last her life light almost went out. She rallied, however, and during early days of this week was thought to be on the road to recovery. There was again a change for the worse and on Wednesday, Dr. Gould requested a consulting physician. Dr. Cloud, of Kiowa, was sent for and in company with Dr. Gould did all within physicians' power, but they could not revive the flame. Mrs. Mills leaves a husband and two little children - Cecil, about two years old, and Mary, a little babe of only a few months. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Havelin, live west of town and are well known and respected in western Barber county. The stricken husband and the motherless babies have the sympathy of all. Nothing is more sorrowful than the untimely death of a loving mother. The fond father cannot take her place. No one can smooth the way for the little feet; no one can cure the wound and rock the tired little forms to sleep; no one can sympathize with them in sorrow and rejoice with them in joy; can work for them, play for them, and if need be died for them, like mother. Mrs. Mills was a woman of sterling worth and held in the highest regard by all. That she should be called in the flower of her womanhood can only be explained by the knowledge that "He doeth all things well."

Jan 18, 1895

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Married: In this city, January 13, 1895, Joseph T. Morris and Mrs. Nellie Stevens, both of Medicine Lodge, Rev. W.A. Cain, pastor of the Baptist church, officiating. The groom' s native town was Milford, Wales, while the bride was formerly a resident of London, England. Mr. and Mrs. Morris reside three miles southwest of the city.

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Died: Mrs. Sybil A. Callaway, wife of L.L. Callaway, died at the residence of W.T. Callaway, northwest of this city, Monday evening, January 14, 1895, at 9 o'clock, of dropsy, aged 26 years. Mrs. Callaway was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Marr. Only a little over a year ago she was married to L.L. Callaway. Shortly after her marriage, dropsy began to develop and for several weeks it has been feared that she could not recover. Mrs. Callaway was of a cheerful disposition and kindly spirit. For years she had been a member of the Adventist denomination. She was loved and respected by her neighbors and friends. The funeral occurred on Wednesday, the 16th, and the remains were laid to rest in the city cemetery. The husband and relatives have the sympathy of all.

Jan 25, 1895

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Married: At the Baptist tabernacle, Sunday evening, William Solf and Miss Ida Rogers were married by Cary Tilbury, pastor. The parties to this marriage are well known and held in high esteem by the people of this valley. All unite in wishing them a happy life. Mr. Solf has a claim in the Strip where they will make their future home. [Sharon news] And also: pg 3, col 2 - Marriage Licenses: Probate Judge Funk has granted a license to wed to William G. Solf, formerly of Sharon, but now a resident of Oklahoma, and Miss Ida Rogers, one of the fair maids of Sharon valley. A license was also issued to James T. Ogden, son of Andrew Ogden, and Miss Teresa Moore, daughter of Lee Moore, of Canema. [See Oct 11, 1895 for the death of Mrs. Solf.]

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Married: A.J. Hargis was in town Wednesday. We understand Mr. Hargis was married on Wednesday of last week to Miss Dorothy Kimball, at Pratt, and hereby extend congratulations.

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Anniversary: Today, January 25, 1895, is the silver anniversary of the marriage of H.C. Evans and Dora H. Mathieu, of this county. The Cresset joins the many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Evans in extending congratulations and sincerely hopes they may live to celebrate their golden wedding.

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Married: "Marriage Bells" - At the commodious home of Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Crouse, who reside on their Pleasant View farm, five miles southeast of this city, occurred on January 23, 1895, the marriage of two of their sons, Rev. W.A. Cain, pastor of the Baptist church, officiating, Charles E. Crouse to Miss Millie Hart and George E. Crouse to Miss Minnie Wyer. It is seldom that a double wedding is witnessed this far west and as both couples stood on the floor with united hands, the grooms wore a smile of satisfaction at the prize each had won; and the brides never looked more charming and appeared extremely happy. Many valuable presents were received. After the marriage ceremony, all present were invited into the dining room, where a bountiful dinner had been prepared which seemed to be enjoyed so well as to require no need of praise. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Crouse will soon take up their residence on their claim in Oklahoma; Mr. and Mrs. Emery Crouse [George E. Crouse] remain on the old homestead, while Father and Mother Crouse expect in the early spring to move on their farm on Antelope Creek known as the Dr. Ayres place. Many congratulations follow these young people as they start out united with such favorable prospects in life.

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Married: Jas. Ogden and Miss Moore, both of Eagle, by J.S. Jones, Esq'r. Rumor says that Josh fainted with fear, it being the first splice he ever made. If the splice is not as smooth as it might have been, it is nevertheless a strong one. The bride and groom are doing well. We join in wishing the happy couple a peaceful and prosperous life. [Eagle news] And at Feb 1, 1895, pg 2, col 4 - The big dance given at the Shanks school house in honor of the newly married couple - James Ogden and wife - was well attended, but James does not now believe in keeping late hours, therefore at quite an early hour, he and his wife departed for home, leaving the merry young folks to enjoy the light fantastic toe until early morn. Good music was furnished by Noble Madden's choir. [Eagle news]

Feb 1, 1895

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Anniversary: The silver wedding anniversary which occurred to Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Evans on the 25th was in many respects quite enjoyable. Miss Irma and Mr. and Mrs. Millers being present included all of the family once more at home. [Lockard news]

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Born: Mr. and Mrs. John McDaniels are the happy parents of a 9 pound girl born Saturday

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Abbott, a 10 pound girl baby. E.J. says she is not quite large enough to go to school, but she has a good pair of lungs. [Hardtner news]

Feb 15, 1895

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Married: J.B. McGinnis of Moore township was married to Mrs. Harriet Duke of Hazelton, at the Central hotel in this city, by Rev. W.A. Cain on Tuesday, the 12th. They have many friends and acquaintances whom the Cresset joins in extending congratulations. And on Feb 22, pg 3, col 4: That wedding is not brewing any more since Mr. J.B. McGinnis and Mrs. H.E. Duke were joined in the holy bands [sic] of wedlock. They were the ones I had suspicioned for some time to take the step. [Hazelton news]

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Married: At the residence of the bride's parents, near Sharon, on Wednesday evening, February 13, at eight o'clock, Guy C. Sparks to Miss Myrtie C. Huffaker, both of this county, Elder J.W. Hopwood officiating. The Cresset takes pleasure in extending congratulations. Both the bride and groom have practically grown up in Barber county and are widely and favorably known and have a large circle of friends. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Huffaker and is one of the most estimable young ladies in the county. Mr. Sparks is one of our most energetic young men. He expects to farm quite extensively this season and we understand he and his wife will make their home for the present at least with his mother, on the Sparks homestead near this city.

Feb 22, 1895

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Died: Miss Nina Edwards, sister of Judge Loren Edwards, so well known in this county, died at her home in Oconomowoc, Wis., on Monday of last week, February 11, 1895. Miss Edwards and her mother visited with Judge Edwards in this city for several months during the winter 1889-90. Miss Edwards made a large number of friends while visiting here who will be pained to hear of her death. She leaves a mother, two brothers and two sisters.

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Married: Luther C. Drury and Miss Jeanette Rowley, both of western Barber county were married at the residence of the bride's parents on Sunday, February 17, 1895. Mr. Drury is an old settler in the neighborhood of Deerhead, while the bride is a daughter of county commissioner, N.G. Rowley. The Cresset extends congratulations.

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Born: A fine, regulation weight, Republican voter made his appearance at the abode of D.O. Edwards the other day and from every indication has come to stay. Dr. Erwin was in attendance and would like to make it appear that he is a Democrat, but Dan can't see it that way. [Hazelton news]

Mar 1, 1895

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Died: Mattie M. Stockstill, daughter of T.B. Stockstill, died at the home of her childhood on Monday night, February 25, 1895, after a long illness. She was well respected by everyone who knew her. I do not know all the particulars of her sickness, but I know she trusted in God her Saviour and bore her sufferings very patiently. She has joined her mother in that better land. There is deep sympathy with the bereaved father, brothers and sisters, but I am happy to know they do not need to mourn as those who have no hope. [Sharon news] And also at pg 3, col 2 - Mattie M. Stockstill, aged 22 years, 2 months and 8 days, died at her father's farm in Sharon township on Monday, the 25th, and was buried at Sharon on Wednesday.

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Born: A girl baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. Dixon Pursell on the claim in Oklahoma on Thursday of last week.

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Born: A nice girl baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. T.C. Clark, of this city, Thursday morning, the 28th, Dr. W.H. Moore in attendance.

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Born: A big boy baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. Steve Roach last Saturday at their home in Oklahoma. Steve was in this city when he became a pa again, and he hurried home on Monday.

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Marriage License: Issued on Monday by Probate Judge Funk, to Henry Zam and Iva Tucker. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. George Willard of this city. She was only 15 years of age, but had her mother's consent. They were to have been married in Kingman on Tuesday by a Catholic priest.

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Married: Judge S.S. Funk, on Sunday, the 24th, married Clarence Martin to Miss Maud Talbott. The groom is a son of Uncle Jim Martin, while the bride is a daughter of B.F. Talbott. They are estimable young people and we extend best wishes.

Mar 8, 1895

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Died: Mr. and Mrs. John Richardson lost their little babe last week. I did not learn what was the cause of death. [Hazelton news]

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Died: "Death by Accident" - Josiah W. Osborne was born October 9th, 1878, at Bennington, Ottawa county, Kansas. In 1888, with his parents, moved to Arapahoe county, Colorado, where he and the family have resided ever since. January last he, in company with his father, Dr. F.F. Osborne and family, came to pay a visit with his Grand-Pa, Dr. J.K. Osborne, of Eagle, Barber county, Kansas, and other friends at Eagle Chief, Oklahoma, where the sad accident occurred, on the 14th of February, 1895, about 5 o'clock p.m. The young man went on the prairie to bring in a pony; the pony had a 60-foot rope and ran off with the young man. There were several horses that were running loose, all of which ran toward the fleeing pony and some one of them stepped upon the dragging rope which threw the pony and precipitated the young man to the ground with such force as to paralyze his right side (it being the side that he fell upon) and caused concussion of the brain. He lingered until February 21st, 1 o'clock p.m., unconscious, when dust was called to dust,, and the soul to the God who gave it. During his illness, he was kindly cared for at the residence of Geo. W. Garvin, formerly of Eagle, Barber county, Kansas, but now of Eagle Chief, Oklahoma, and by the daily attendance of three physicians. I can not say too much in the way of praise for the good people of the new country, who were constantly ready and willing to administer to the wants of the sufferer and words of condolence to the friends. His remains were followed to their resting place by 150 friends. He was buried on Eagle Chief where his flesh will return to its mother dust, and soul to God who gave it. The friends extend their thanks for the kindness rendered by Mr. George W. Garvin and family, Mr. S.P. Gallaway, wife and son, W.S. Gallaway, who with unweariness, watched his young friend four consecutive nights, Mr. Thomas, wife and son, Geo. Duell and wife, Deck Duell and daughter, Geo. Pattee and wife, Mr. J. Rath and wife, Eli Grifford, Lewis Bro., Mr. P. Tindwell, W.H. Smith and wife, W. Shafer, Hiner Bro., Sam Griffen, R. Stevison and mother, Mr. Eubanks, Mr. Brockway, D. Elder, Jas. Garvin and sister, Mr. Mizer, Mr. Frazer, J. Hunter and wife, two Miss Carsons, Mr. Gamble, Mr. Martin, Mr. Able, John Waters, Otis Smith, a young Mr. Thomas, Mr. Scott, Mr. Darby, Miss Pulis, Mr. S. Martin, Mr. Gice, Amos McAdoo, Mr. Elder, Dr. J.K. Osborne, and many others, whose kindness in the hour of bereavement will never be forgotten. Signed: M.

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Born: A nice, eight pound baby girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. L. Colvin of this city on Wednesday, March 6. Dr. Moore was master of ceremonies. [See Jul 3, 1896, pg 3, col 2 for the death of this baby.]

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Married: Though we are a little late, we take pleasure in extending congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Buck, of Lake City. Frank Buck was married to Miss Hattie Brown at Pretty Prairie, Kingman county, on the 21st.

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Died: Mrs. Clara Henkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Grigsby, of this county, died at Burlington, Kansas, on Monday, March 4, 1895, aged 28 years, 8 months and 1 day, after a short illness. Mrs. Henkins came to Barber county 11 years ago and is widely and favorably known, having taught school in various parts of the county. In June 1891, she was married to Grant Henkins and they removed to Mr. Henkins' ranch near Lamar, Colorado. Mr. and Mrs. Henkins were prosperous and were putting in the winter of 94-95 traveling and visiting relations and friends. They had expected to visit Mrs. H.'s parents in t his county in February, but she was attacked with the grippe while in Missouri in January. She got better and they went to Burlington to visit a brother of Mr. H., where she became worse on February 6 and finally died as above stated. Mrs. Henkins was of a happy disposition and was universally like and respected. She had no children and leaves only a husband, parents, brothers and a sister to mourn her untimely death. For several years previous to her death, she had been a consistent member of the M.E. church. The funeral occurred on Wednesday, the 6th, at Attica, Kansas, where the remains were laid at rest in the cemetery, where a number of Grigsby family are buried. The sermon was preached by Rev. W.A. Cain, of this city, from Heb. 13:14. The funeral was largely attended by the citizens of Attica and by friends of the deceased from a distance.

Mar 15, 1895

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Died: The baby boy of Mr. and Mrs. George Myers died at their home in this city on Wednesday, the 13th, and was buried on Thursday. the little one was two months and two days old.

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Died: Mrs. Phoebe Wadleigh, mother of Mrs. P.H. Chapin, of this county, died at thee residence of her son in Burlington, Iowa, on Thursday of last week, March 7, 1895, aged 86 years. Mrs. Wadleigh had visited in this county and several of this city made her acquaintance. She was a consistent member of the M.E. church and had been for 30 years previous to her death. She leaves three children: Samuel Wadleigh, of Burlington, Ia., Mrs. Blandin of Blandinsville, Ill., and Mrs. P.H. Chapin of this county. The remains were interred in the cemetery at Oquawka, Ill., by the side of her husband, whose death occurred some eight years ago.

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Birthday: Last Friday evening, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Taylor, about eight miles southeast of the Lodge, occurred one of those happy events which serve to brighten our pathway through Kansas life. The many friends of Mrs. Anna Taylor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Rosenberger, decided it would be a good occasion to give her a little surprise and spend a pleasant evening. Accordingly, several from the Lodge and about twenty of the neighboring friends gathered at their home with baskets and bundles. Mrs. Taylor received several useful and beautiful presents. At nine o'clock, the company were invited out to a supper that might well have been called a banquet, so beautiful and tempting did the table look. The evening was spent with songs and games and conversation, and it was midnight before the happy company separated, wishing Anna many happy returns of the day. Signed: A FRIEND.

Mar 22, 1895

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Born: A handsome boy baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. H.P. Parker on Tuesday of last week, March 12. Howard says the boy is a dandy and weighs 1,000 pounds when he wants to.

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Died: "Another Sad Death" - Mrs. Elizabeth Warwick, wife of Thos. Warwick, died at the residence in this city on Tuesday afternoon, March 17, 1895, after a short illness following child birth. Mrs. Warwick was born in Kirkby Thore, England, December 2nd, 1859, and consequently was 35 years, 3 months and 15 days old at the time of her death. The funeral occurred from the residence Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Archdeacon Brady, of the Episcopal church being at Harper was telegraphed for. Being compelled to go to Kiowa that evening, the Archdeacon conducted the Episcopal church services at the residence and took his departure, and Rev. R.B. Engle, of the M.E. church, performed the last sad rites at the grave. The funeral was largely attended. Mrs. Warwick was one of those superior Christian housewives. She leaves a husband, three children, parents and brothers and sisters. Her death seems a very severe blow. The bereaved family have the sympathy of all.

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Marriage pending: Invitations are out announcing the marriage of H.H. Fair, of Sharon, Kas., to Miss Rosalie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.J.N. Moyers, of East St. Louis, Ill., at the residence of the bride's parents, 535 Howe street, on Wednesday evening April 3, 1895, at 5 o'clock. The prospective groom is the well known young merchant at Sharon, in this county, and the Cresset takes pleasure in extending advance congratulations. [See Apr 12, 1895 for further details.]

Apr 5, 1895

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Anniversary: On the 28th [of March], Rev. and Mrs. Fly gave a dinner to a number of their friends in Hazelton in honor of their 37th marriage anniversary. The occasion will no doubt be long remembered by those present as being one of the pleasant events of their lives and as we were not there, we can only wish them another 37 years of married life with all the added blessings that follow. [Hazelton news]

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Married: At Medicine Lodge, April 4, 1895, Oliver I. Sims and Miss Maggie M. Clark, both of Sun City, Kan., Rev. R.B. Engle officiating.

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Married: William H. Rosenberry, of this county, and Miss May Sellers, of Johnson City, Kan., were married in t his city on Thursday last, the 28th [of March], by Rev. W.A. Cain. The young people will visit relations and friends in western Kansas, but will return to Barber county to live.

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Died: Ida Landis, oldest daughter of Senator and Mrs. H.S. Landis, died at the Landis farm in Moore township on Tuesday, April 5, 1895, of quick consumption, and was buried in the cemetery near the farm on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The funeral occurred from the residence with a sermon by Rev. W.A. Cain. Quite a number from this city attended the funeral. Miss Landis was about 18 or 19 years of age. Until recently, she enjoyed splendid health and it was a surprise to all who knew her when the physicians pronounced her disease quick consumption. Like all consumptives, she would rally at times and her fond parents and brothers and sisters and anxious friends would think her better and hope for her recovery, but the physicians diagnosis proved correct. Miss Landis was a young lady of bright mind and kindly disposition. She was very popular with her friends. Death is always sad and unwelcome, and seems doubly so when a bright, young life goes out just at the real dawn.

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Died: Lawrence, four year old son of Mrs. George Garten, died at the farm of his grandpa, R.D. Gaddie, east of this city, on Sunday night, the 31st [of March], of inflammation of the stomach, and was buried in the cemetery in this city, on Tuesday, the 2nd, with services by Rev. W.A. Cain at the Baptist church. It will be remembered that Mr. Garten, the boy's father, died some two years ago, and since then Mrs. Garten and the children have been making their home with Mrs. G.'s parents. The death is a severe blow to the widowed mother. [Memorial poem follows.]

Apr 12, 1895

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Married: April 8, 1895, in the probate judge's office at Medicine Lodge, Kan., Jacob Schmidt and Miss Dina Steir. Both of Hardtner, this county. Rev. R.B. Engle officiating.

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Died: "A Death at Sun City" - Robert Adams, a son of Rev. J.M. Adams, one of the oldest settlers in Barber county, died at his home early Friday morning last, April 5, 1895, after a lingering illness. Robert Adams was born in Kentucky, May 13th, 1868, but came to Barber county when only 5 years old with his parents and has grown up in this county. He was well respected and had a large circle of friends. He was to have been wedded this spring to Miss May Bentley. He was a Noble Grand of Sun City Lodge No. 262, I.O.O.F., and was buried by the members of that order in the cemetery at Lake City, Saturday, the 6th. The sorrowing relatives, and the young lady who is widowed before becoming a bride, have the sympathy of all.

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Died: [Memorial poem, signed "A FRIEND," dedicated to Guy, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Warren. No further information about the death of this baby.]

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Married: "Wedding at Sharon" - Ross Graham and Miss Emma Warren were married at the Christian church, in Sharon, Wednesday evening, April 10, 1895, by Rev. W.A. Cain, of this city. The groom is a son of N. Graham, while the bride is a daughter of J.H. Warren, two among the old settlers of the Sharon valley, and the young couple have numerous friends who will wish them every joy and prosperity. The wedding was probably the most imposing of any ever solemnized in Sharon. The church was crowded. The bride and groom marched in to the strains of the wedding march played by Miss Hostetter, of Canton, Ohio. Miss Starkey acted as bridesmaid while A.L. Beals acted as best man. The bride was dressed in white with white veil trimmed with apple blossoms. The groom wore conventional black.

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Died: Our Aetna correspondence arrived too late for publication this week, but from it we secure an account of the death of Mrs. Orlando Fritz who died at the Fritz farm in Aetna township on Friday, April 5th, 1895, of childbed fever and was buried on Saturday, [Apr] 6th. Mrs. Rosa Fritz was born March 9th, 1868, in Wurttemberg, Germany. She came to this country when 14 years of age and in 1883 was married to Orlando Fritz, a citizen of Ohio. In 1884, they removed to this county where they have since resided. Her death was a severe shock to the neighborhood. She leaves a husband and five small children. At the funeral, it being impossible to secure a minister, burial services were conducted by Geo. Eckert.

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Married: H.H. Fair and wife arrived at their future home at Sharon on Friday of last week. We clip the following account of their wedding from the East St. Louis Daily Journal: "A quiet home wedding occurred at the residence of Judge W.J.N. Moyers, No. 535 Howe street, at 8 o'clock last evening, when Miss Rosalie Moyers, the accomplished daughter of Judge and Mrs. Moyers, was united in matrimony to Mr. H.H. Fair, of Sharon, Kansas, Judge Benjamin H. Canby of the city court performing the ceremony. The handsome bride wore a lovely gown of silver gray bengaline silk [a ribbed fabric] elaborately trimmed with pearl passementerie [a decorative trim composed of tassels or woven cords tied in intricate knots]. After a most pleasant reception was held, the young couple left for their home in Kansas.

Apr 19, 1895

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Died: Mrs. Vesta Jackson, wife of James Jackson, died at her home in Cedar township, April 13, 1895 at 9:50 p.m., of blood poison. The deceased was born in Union County, Iowa, May 12, 1863. She leaves a husband, three daughters and one son and father, mother, three sisters and one brother with a host of friends to mourn her death. As Mr. and Mrs. Jackson had only been here about five weeks, her death appears doubly hard to her relatives, nearly all of whom reside in Afton, Iowa, where her husband took her remains to be interred. [Memorial poem follows]

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Married: Time, twelve o'clock noon, on Wednesday, April 17th, 1895; place, Mr. W.W. Cook's residence; event, the marriage of Miss Millie Carmichael to Mr. J. Robinson, of Quenemo, Kas. Skilled fingers touched the keys of the piano and to the music of the wedding march, the bride and groom entered the room in which the members of the family had gathered. They took positions under a bell of evergreen, daintily sprayed with spring's early bridal wreath. The impressive ceremony, performed by Rev. B.B. Engle, was short. Congratulations most sincere were soon spoken. Ten sat down to dinner with Mr. and Mrs. Robinson. Flowers with which friends had remembered the bride added their fragrance and beauty to the happiness of the newly wedded couple, and to the pleasure of the company. In an hour and a half from the time of the ceremony, the east bound train carried Mr. and Mrs. Robinson away and on toward their new home in Quenemo, Ks. It was a pleasant home wedding. Signed: M.T.

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Anniversary: W.C. Demint and wife celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary April 8 with a huge old supper. [Cedar news]

Apr 26, 1895

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Married: Tony Nuce and Miss Hessie Renfrew were married in Alva last Monday [Apr 22]. This is rather sudden, but anything is liable to happen at any time in the Strip. [Hardtner news] [Also noted on May 3, pg 3, col 1]

pg 2, col 1

Married: The last thing we ever expected to hear was that Ed Buck was married, but it is a fact. He imported his wife from Arkansas. They are keeping house on Ed's claim southwest of Hardtner. [Hardtner news]

pg 3, col 4

Born: On the 17th, to Mr. and Mrs. John White, a girl. The Dr. gets $10 and the editor, for this notice, $000. [Eagle news]

May 3, 1895

pg 3, col 1

Born: Mr. and Mrs. Aug. Schmidt are the proud parents of a boy baby born yesterday (Thursday, May 2, 1895). August would probably have been more liberal with cigars had it been a girl.

pg 3, col 2

Married: B.A. Hoffman, editor of the Harper Advocate, was married to Miss Beatrice Carey, a charming young lady of Harper, on Easter Sunday. Mr. Hoffman ran a paper at Lake City, in t his county, for a short time a few years ago.

May 10, 1895

pg 3, col 1

Born: Dr. B.R. Burney reports a fine boy baby born to Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Ward, on Cedar Creek, on Thursday of last week.

pg 3, col 1

Born: A bouncing boy baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Fisher yesterday (Thursday, May 9, 1895). Dr. W.H. Moore in attendance.

pg 3, col 1

Born: A beautiful baby girl at the home of Mr. and Mrs. L.W. Lusk is the latest arrival at Nippewalla township. Dr. J.H. Cushenbery in attendance.

pg 3, col 2

Born: A nice, big, boy baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Wyer on Saturday night last, May 4th. All doing well. Honors are piling up on our county commissioner from the 2nd district, but he wears

them modestly and goes right along on the line that "what is worth doing at all is worth doing well."

pg 3, col 5

Born: We start our baby boom this issue with a fine, regulation weight boy at the home of Sim Hall. Of course, Sim set up the cigars on the result. [Hazelton news]

May 17, 1895

pg 3, col 1

Born: A handsome boy baby of regulation weight was born to Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Rankin Tuesday, May 14, 1895. All getting along nicely. Hugh says it is another Republican voter.

pg 3, col 3

Married: Mr. Isaac M. Gorman, of Kiowa, was married yesterday (Thursday, May 16, 1895) evening to Miss Minnie Langhorst, of this city, at the residence of the bride's parents, Rev. R.B. Engle officiating, in the presence of only a few immediate relatives and friends. Mr. Gorman is the telegraph operator for the Western Union at Kiowa. He occupied a similar position in this city for some time and thus because acquainted with the lady who is now his wife. He is an exemplary Christian young man. Miss Langhorst is one of Medicine Lodge's fairest young ladies and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Langhorst. The Cresset joins the many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Gorman is wishing them long life, wealth and happiness.

May 31, 1895

pg 3, col 1

Born: A nice girl baby weighing ten pounds was born to Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Turner on Sunday, the 26th, Dr. W.H. Moore in attendance.

pg 3, col 4

Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Guy Pearl, a daughter, last Wednesday. [Sharon news]

pg 3, col 4

Died: The saddest event for many days was the death of Mrs. Oliver Rule on Friday of last week. Her funeral on Saturday was attended by a large concourse of people who followed the remains to the cemetery south of town. Mrs. Rule's sister arrived here from Missouri on the day of the burial. She had been sick only a few days. Drs. Moore and Davis were in attendance and all was done that human agency could perform to relieve her, but her condition was incurable. She leaves a husband and six children, who have the sympathy of the entire community. [Sharon news]

Jun 7, 1895, pg 3, col 2

Married: At the residence of the bride's parents, June 5, Rev. R.B. Engle officiating, Mr. Francisco Freeman, of Harper, and Miss Adeline Neal, of Sharon. The bride is the daughter of our old friend Capt. James Neal. The Cresset joins in congratulations and hopes that the barks which have thus been lashed together for their journey down the river of life may, after a long and prosperous voyage, float into the great seat of eternity together. We can wish them no happier lot.

Jun 14, 1895

pg 3, col 3

Married: Mr. Harvey D. Records and Miss Neta Lane, both of Kiowa, were married in the Trinity Mission Chapel in that city on Wednesday evening, June 12th, 1895, Archdeacon Brady officiating. The groom is well known and a great favorite in this city, where he was in business for several years with O.L. Day. He is now doing a prosperous drug business at Kiowa. The bride is the charming daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F.M. Lane. She also has a large circle of admiring friends in this city. The Cresset will be joined by a large number of our people in extending heartiest congratulations.

pg 3, col 3

Died: Walter Ray, aged 1 year, 8 months and 10 days, little son of Mr. and Mrs. H.S. Winkler, died on Monday, June 10, 1895, of some complaint of the stomach after a short illness and was buried on Tuesday, the 11th, from the M.E. church, Rev. R.B. Engle preaching the funeral sermon. The body was buried in the city cemetery. [Memorial poem follows.]

Jun 21, 1895

pg 3, col 1

Born: A nice boy baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. D.H. Axline, of the Stolp ranch, on Saturday, June 15, 1895. Dr. B.R. Burney.

pg 3, col 2

Married: At Sun City, Monday, June 17, 1895, Mr. Riley Lake and Mrs. Pearl Tackett, C.W. Owens, J.P., performing the ceremony. Mr. Lake is one of the old settlers of Barber county. The Cresset joins with his many friends in offering congratulations.

Jun 28, 1895

pg 3, col 5

Born: A little girl put up at Frank Longworth 's one day last week and for a short time Frank didn't seem to like it, but after remembering that it completed two pair, one of boys and one of girls, he became perfectly satisfied and will let the young lady stay. [Hazelton news]

pg 3, col 5

Married: Mr. Ed Fullerton and Miss Mattie Conger have at last decided to quite the extravagant use of coal oil and were married last Sunday. They were both very popular among the young people and will be greatly missed at the social gatherings if they settle down the quiet business of housekeeping. Rev. Albright had the pleasure of performing the marriage ceremony. Here's that they may multiply and replenish the earth. [Hazelton news]

July - Dec 1895

Barber County Newspapers



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