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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.)

Jul 5, 1895

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Married: Harvey M. Miller, of this county, was married to Miss Lou Atkins, of Ottawa, Kas., in this city on Tuesday, the 2nd, by Rev. W.A. Cain.

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Married: The report reaches here from apparently a reliable party that on the 4th, at Alva, Mr. Thomas Cunningham, residing thee and a half miles northwest of here, and Miss Ada Gass, who formerly lived here but now has a claim on Driftwood, were married. Also Mr. John Morgan and Miss Anna Gass, both former residents of this locality, but now residents of Woods county, were married at the same time and place. We have been expecting the first two to get married for some four or five years and are inclined to believe the report. All are highly respectable young people and have the best wishes of their many friends in this locality if the report is true; and if not, everyone thinks it would be no mistake with any of them to make it true. [Hazelton news]

Jul 12, 1895

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Born: Mr. and Mrs. George Robinett are the proud possessors of a ten pound girl who arrived Wednesday morning. Dr. Moore officiated.

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Married: Our Eagle correspondence, containing an account of the marriage of Noble Madden >and Miss Ella Ball, came in too late for publication.

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Divorce: Mr. George Laing was somewhat surprised last Monday when he got back from Mitchell county whither he had gone with a load of good preparatory to moving his family, to find that his wife had sued him for divorce and alimony, alleging cruelty and failure to provide. Mr. and Mrs. Laing were married in New York in 1878 and have two children, Charles and Mary, aged fourteen and twelve respectively, for whose custody the plaintiff prays. They have lived in Kansas for nine years. G.M. Martin, attorney for plaintiff, secured from the probate court a temporary injunction restraining the defendant from disposing of personal property before hearing of the case. Mr. Laing will fight the granting of the divorce.

Jul 19, 1895

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Born: Dr. W.H. Moore reports a fine boy baby born to Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Aubley on Saturday, the 13th.

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Married: At the home of John Higgins, July 18, 1895, Mr. Willie Mentey and Mrs. Ida Eckert, both of Nashville, Kingman county, Kansas. Rev. R.B. Engle officiating.

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Born: July 20th, to Mr. and Mrs. James Shanks, a 10 pound girl. Jim is despondent and says that every child born to a pop or demo-pop is a girl and unless the right of franchise is extended to the ladies, we perish. Jim's better half has better judgment. She is a true Republican.

Aug 2, 1895

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Born: A fine boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Singer Sunday morning. This is the fifth boy.

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Died: Edmund Joseph Thayer was born in Chelsea, Vermont, August 22, 1840. Left an orphan at an early age, he removed to Iowa, where he lived until he reached manhood. In August, 1861, he enlisted in Co. D, 39th Illinois Infantry. He served 4 years and 4 months in the army. He died Sunday, July 28, 1895, two miles west of the city. In 1864, Mr. Thayer was married to Miss Emily Benedict. Nine children were born unto them, eight of whom are living and were all present when he passed away. Mr. Thayer has been sick since early spring and was fully conscious that the last enemy of all the race was approaching, and spoke often as being ready to die if it was the Lord's time to come now. Earlier in life, Mr. Thayer had been a member of the Congregational church but was a trustee of the Baptist church in Medicine Lodge at the time of his death. Every care was given him in his last days by his devoted wife and faithful children. The body was taken to Iola, Kansas, for interment accompanied by Mrs. Thayer, his son Lewis and daughter Mattie, and his brother-in-law, E. Benedict. A member of the A.O.U.W. and the Modern Woodmen, two of the orders of which he was a member, also accompanied them. The large procession from his late residence to the depot shows the high esteem in which Mr. Thayer was held by the citizens of this community. Religious services were held at the home. Signed: W.A. CAIN. And also Sep 20, 1895, pg 3, col 2: E.J. Thayer, who died recently near this city, was a member of the Workmen, the Woodmen and Select Knights, all fraternal life insurance organizations, and carried $2,000 insurance in each. His widow has already received $2,000 from the Woodmen, $2,000 from the Workmen, and will doubtless receive the $2,000 from the Select Knights soon. Mr. Thayer, during life, suffered the usual vicissitudes common to the average business man, sometimes being well fixed financially and at other times more or less hard up. Mrs. Thayer says frankly that she did not encourage his membership to the various organizations, there being times when it did not seem like they could afford it, but that she can now appreciate her husband's forethought and care. She is left with quite a large family, several of them girls, and the insurance money will enable them to fit themselves for bread winners.

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Bullock on Tuesday morning, July 30th, a bouncing baby boy. Mother and child are getting along nicely, but Gene is reported suffering from a severe attack of suppressed excitement.

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Birthday: A surprise party was given L.C. Gregory on Tuesday night the 30th [of July], in honor of his 59th birthday. Mr. Gregory was taken completely unawares, but readily comprehending the situation he ordered the house made ready and dancing was indulged in until quite a late hour. [Note: the exact age is difficult to read and might possibly have been the 50th birthday.]

Aug 16, 1895

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Died: Dr. G.Q. Berryman, father of Jerome and Will Berryman, well known here, died at Elk City, August 2. Dr. Berryman was born September 22, 1835 at Kickapoo Mission, near Leavenworth and was the first white child born in Kansas.

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Anniversary: A very pleasant donation party was given Tuesday evening to Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Skinner who recently moved here from O.T. It was their sixtieth wedding anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Skinner have seven children, twenty-four grandchildren, among whom is Mrs. Johnson, and thirty-three great-grandchildren. Among all their numerous descendants there has not been a death, a very remarkable circumstance. Among those present and who contributed were B.F. Glasier & Co., who contributed groceries and fruit; Dr. Kociell, three months' house rent; Mr. Pepoon, butter; Mrs. Johnson, pair of shoes; Mrs. Johnson's boarders, dress suit and furnishings; Mrs. Engle, Mrs. Higgins, Rev. and Mrs. Cain,, Mr. and Mrs. Martin, Mr. Palmer, Coy Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Horr, Mrs. Scott Allen, Prof. Findley, J.P. Wallace, Clark Rackley, Mr. and Mrs. Watkins, Mr. and Mrs. Chenoweth and Mr. Gano, various articles.

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Glenn on Friday, the 9th, an eight pound girl. Dr. Packston in attendance. [Kiowa news]

Aug 23, 1895

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Matthews, of Aetna, Wednesday, August 21, 1895, a fine eight pound boy, Dr. Moore officiating.

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Died: Eugene, the fourteen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Litz, was kicked in the stomach by a horse on Wednesday of last week and died on Thursday. At first it was not thought that the boy's injuries were very serious and he rode to his home some distance from where the accident occurred, but Wednesday night he suffered great pain and died early Thursday morning. Mr. Litz and family resided in this county for a number of years and a large circle of friends will sympathize with them. They now reside in Woods county, O.T.

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Died: John West's little babe died at the residence of Frank Buskirk in Hazelton on Sunday of congestion of the brain and was buried in the city cemetery Monday. [Hazelton news]

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Died: Roy Orton and his wife, with their little seven weeks old baby, started from their claim on Driftwood to visit their parents west of Hazelton. Wednesday, while on the road, the infant took sick and died before they arrived at their destination. The remains were interred in the Hazelton cemetery Thursday morning. [Hazelton news]

Aug 30, 1895

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Married: At the M.E. parsonage, August 24, 1895, Mr. Sheridan J. Cocker and Luella Fletcher, both of Kinsley, Kansas, Rev. R.B. Engle officiating.

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Married: Squire A. Boggs and Miss Viola E. Hargis, both of this county, were married at the residence of the bride's father, near Lake City, on Wednesday, August 28, 1895, by Probate Judge S.S. Funk. The groom is the son of O.S. Boggs, of this city, while the bride is a daughter of A.J. Hargis, of Lake City township. The Cresset extends best wishes and heartiest congratulations.

Sep 6, 1895

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Born: A well developed, handsome, nine pound boy baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. M.F. Casto on Thursday of last week, August 29. Dr. S. Kociell in attendance.

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Married: On Thursday, September 6 [sic - should be September 5], 1895, at the Central hotel, Medicine Lodge, Kansas, William D. Sanders to Mrs. Dora May Loudon, both of Hazelton, Rev. W.A. Cain officiating.

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Died: Alice P. Nichols, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M.B. Nichols of Waynoka, died Tuesday night at the Hendrickson hotel in this city of brain trouble. The body was taken to Waynoka for interment Wednesday. (Alva Chronicle)

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Married: Walter S. Sears and Miss Bettie Adams, both of Sun City, were married in this city on Wednesday, September 4th, 1895, at the residence of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Sears, by Elder David Nation [husband of Carrie Nation]. The young people are well known in the western part of the county and have a number of acquaintances here who will join us in best wishes. They will reside near Sun.

Sep 13, 1895

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Born: A bright, fat ten pound boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Knee, who live in the east part of town, on Friday, Sept. 6th. Dr. Moore officiated at the ceremonies incident to presenting J.A. with another Knee.

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Married: On Sunday, September 8th, 1895, at the residence of the bride's brother, Harvey Winkler, in this city, Richard Heady was married good, tight and strong to Miss Anna L. Winkler, both of Elm Mills township. Judge S.S. Funk tied the couple with his own untieable [sic] knot, warranted to not slip or wear out. The young couple will make their home, for a time at least, with the mother of the bride, a widow who has a farm in Elm Mills township.

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Married: The Rosenberry boys and Chas. Jessie have not got along well together, in fact have had a couple of recorded "scraps," to say nothing of those that may have taken place in the country, but the following from the Alva Review would indicate that war had just as well cease: "Chas. Jesse [sic] and Miss Dora Rosenberry, two of Barber County's well known young folks came here Saturday morning and were quietly married at the Crockett hotel. Probate Judge Walker officiated as master of ceremonies. We extend congratulations."

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Born: Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Park are the happy parents of a beautiful eight pound girl baby born on Sunday, the 8th, that looks like Mama but has its Papa's eyes and cheery voice. Of course, Tom was selfish enough to want a boy so he could have a fireman right in the family when he gets to be an engineer on a good run, but at the same time he acknowledges that girls are the nicest. Dr. Moore switched the young lady onto life's track and it is to be hoped she will have a long run on a safe,, level road bed before the old engineer that summons all whistles for "down brakes."

Sep 20, 1895

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Born: Dr. Moore reports a nice, ten pound girl born to Mr. and Mrs. William Marquand on Wednesday of this week, the 18th. All doing nicely.

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Born: Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Clark are the proud parents of a bouncing boy, born Thursday of last week, the 12th. If any difference, Grandpa and Grandma Sears are more stuck up over the young man than the parents. Dr. Moore welcomed the youngster.

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Died: Robert Smith, of Elm Mills township, died at his home - the old Friday ranch - on Wednesday, September 18th, 1895, aged 78 years. Mr. Smith came to this county a number of years ago and secured a nice ranch on the south fork of the upper Elm creek, with the Friday claim, a noted place in the early days on the county as a nucleus. He was a great horse man in his young days and used to own some of the swiftest flyers on the Massachusetts and New York circuits. He leaves a wife. Dropsy, coupled with other ailments and old aged, caused his death. He had been in very poor health for several months.

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Married: Miss Nannie Shumate, formerly of this county, was married to Merlen Heacock, at Taloga, O.T., on the 15th of September.

Oct 4, 1895

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Born: Dr. Cushenbery reports a ten pound girl baby born to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McGuire, of near Sharon, on Monday, [Sep] 30th.

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Birthday: Tuesday, the 1st, was Miss Blanche Young's sixteenth birthday and she was presented with a nice bicycle by her brother and sister, Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Hibbard.

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Died: At his residence adjoining Hazelton, on the 29th [of Sep], at about three o'clock p.m., John Hardin, aged 65 years, 9 months and 12 days. The deceased came here from Illinois about eight years ago and has since resided near here. He had suffered for several weeks with lung trouble and had not been expected to live for some time. He leaves a wife and grown daughter at their residence adjoining Hazelton, one married son living a half mile north of town and one married daughter living in Illinois. He left them in fair circumstances as they own a very good property where they live and also a good 160 acres of land two miles north of town, all paid for, besides some horses and cattle. Uncle John, as he was familiarly called by everyone, was converted during the protracted meeting here last winter and united with the Presbyterian church and lived a very consistent Christian life to the time of his death. The funeral sermon was preached at Presbyterian church Monday evening by Rev. Kirkpatrick, after which the remains were conveyed to the Hazelton cemetery followed by a large number of friends and there laid to rest to await the coming of the Master. [Hazelton news]

Oct 11, 1895

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

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Married: September 7, 1895, at the M.E. parsonage, Mr. David M. Gass and Miss Eugenie McClung, both of Hazelton.

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Died: Mrs. Belle VanSlyke, wife of D. VanSlyke, died at their home near Chewelah, Washington, about the 15th of September, 1895, after a short illness. From the correspondence column of the Colville (Wash.) Index, we clip the following account: "The home of D. VanSlyke was visited by death and the one chosen was his beloved wife. She had been ill but a few days, her case not being considered serious until a couple of days prior to her death. Mrs. VanSlyke leaves a husband and several children, some of whom are grown and some of an age unable to realize their irreparable loss. A newly filled grave is all that remains to recall the familiar face and form of her who but a little while since seemed to have so much of life and usefulness before her. To her bereaved family, there are a thousand reminders of their loss; a voice is hushed, a seat is vacant, a bright promise is forever unfilled, the home circle is broken. Who can paint the sorrow of that distressed husband or portray the grief of those fair children? Words of sympathy are vain. But let the stricken ones remember that she who is gone has at best escaped a world of sorrow and pain, an existence that is but brief at the best and "full of trouble," that she has gone to a better protection than earth affords, which is eternal. Time alone can assuage the poignant woe of the present and transform it to a tender and blessed memory." The above clipping fails to give the date of death, etc., but the paper is of the date of September 26, so the death probably occurred a short time previous. On the 19th day of April, 1875. a marriage license was issued to Darius VanSlyke and S. Belle Friedley by W.M. Friedley, probate judge and father of the bride, and on the same day, T.W. Davis, J.P., now residing at Sharon, married the happy couple. They were the fifth couple married in Barber county and resided here and reared their children until 1890, when they removed to Washington. Mrs. Belle VanSlyke was a noble woman in every sense of the word. Always cheerful and industrious, she was wrapped up in her husband, her children, and her home. It was the good fortune of the publisher of the Cresset to be a member of the VanSlyke family for a few months, years ago, and we know the loss suffered through the death of the loving, attentive mother will be hard for the family to bear. The many friends of Rye VanSlyke, as the husband was generally known here, will sympathize with him and his children in their hour of loss and trouble.

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Died: Mrs. Ida Solf, wife of William Solf, who had been sick so long, died on Friday, October 4, 1895. On Saturday, her funeral was held at the Baptist church and she was buried in the Sharon cemetery. She died in the hope of a blessed immortality. The funeral was attended by a large concourse of people most of whom followed her remains to the place of sepulture. Much sympathy pervades the community for the bereaved husband and relatives. She was the eldest daughter of James A. Rogers and wife and a grandchild of Grandfather Tatum. She spoke of her approaching demise as certain and calmly viewed the separation from her companion and parents as only temporary and rejoiced in the prospect of meeting them all again in that better life with Christ where they never say good bye. [Sharon news] [See Jan 25, 1895 for the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Solf.][See Oct 18, 1895 for account of Mr. Tatum's 93rd birthday.]

Oct 18, 1895

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Born: A beautiful girl baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Baler, of Eagle township, on Tuesday of last week, the 8th.

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Married: The Oxford Register says that Geo. W. McKey was married to Mrs. Emily V. Cole on Tuesday, the 8th, at Winfield, and that the happy bride is a daughter of Wm. Dobbs, living near Oxford. Also that Will and Harvey Dobbs and the Misses Zula and Addie Cole are visiting relations and friends at Blackwell, O.T. The above mentioned people are related to James and Bruce Dobbs, of this city.

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Birthday: Tuesday, October 15, was Grandpa Tatum 's ninety-third birthday and he was ninety-two years of age on that day. He told his children that he preferred they should have a prayer meeting and devote the anniversary to praising God rather than they should prepare a dinner. Accordingly, in the evening, his children and grandchildren with a few friends assembled at the residence of Uncle Billy Brown where he is staying at present and devoted a few hours to prayer and praise. The best talk of the evening was made by Grandpa himself. He recounted the many years that God has protected and shielded him and his wife, who has been for sixty-four years the partner of his joys and sorrows. He spoke of the kindness God has always shown him in his earthly pilgrimage and of his willingness to be gathered home whenever it is the Lord's will. He is willing to go trusting in Him who has been so uniformly kind and merciful to him here. [Sharon news]

Oct 25, 1895

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Born: A boy baby of regulation weight was born to Mr. and Mrs. F.E. Read Sunday night, the 20th. Dr. Burney in attendance.

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Born: The following recent births have been reported in Valley township. We have been unable to get the exact dates: To Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Austin, a handsome girl; to Mr. and Mrs. S.J. Roessler, a big regulation weight boy.

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Died: On Wednesday morning, the 23rd, Mrs. Frank Holmes received word that her father, Jesse Boyd, had died that morning at h is home in Riverside, Iowa. Mr. Boyd was a citizen of Barber county from 1881 to 1888 and resided in the east part of the county. Two of his children, O.C. Boyd and Mrs. Frank Holmes, are well known throughout the county. Mr. Boyd was 65 years old. For months before his death, he had been sick with kidney and a complication of other troubles that had resulted in partial paralysis and his death was not unexpected.

Nov 1, 1895

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Houk, , twin daughters, on Tuesday. My informant did not know whether there was any medical attendant. [Sharon news]

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Married: Samuel J. Sneary was married to Miss Louise C. Borth in this city on Thursday of last week, the 24th. The groom is of Irwin, O.T., and the bride of Hazelton, this county.

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Birthday: Last Saturday evening, while Mrs. F.E. Noble was busily engaged in preparing her Sunday School lesson, about twenty-five of the neighbors made their appearance at her residence and acted just as though they had been invited to come and spend the evening. Mrs. Noble was at a loss to know why so many had come at one time until someone mentioned the fact that it was her twenty-fifth birthday. It was a real surprise party and it was near the hour of twelve before they could decide to give up the enjoyment of the evening and return to their homes. The event will not be forgotten by Mrs. Noble in the next twenty-five years. [Hazelton news]

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Born: Mr. and Mrs. Erskine W.D. Snoddy are the parents of a ten pound girl born Tuesday, the 5th, at their house near Alva.

Nov 15, 1895

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Born: A handsome girl baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Gibson of the northern part of the county, on Friday of last week, the 8th.

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Married: A marriage license was issued yesterday, the 14th, to Melvin L. Newland and Lulu F. Hendrickson, both of this county. We understand the marriage was to have taken place at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Hendrickson, in Lake City township, last night. And Nov 22, 1895, pg 3, col 2: Rev. R.B. Engle married M.L. Newland and Miss Lulu Hendrickson, who were mentioned in last week's Cresset as having secured a license.

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Born: A handsome ten pound girl baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Glasier on Friday of last week, the 8th.

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Married: Miss Lucy Burgess was married on the 31st to some one of Woods county. About nine o'clock, p.m., of that day, the boys to the number of about 50 gathered up all the old tin cans, cow bells, tin horns and every other thing that was calculated to assist them in making a noise and gave the couple a serenade. The boys, not being satisfied with the amount of noise made over the wedding, took it into their heads to give the town a general roundup and if anyone got to sleep any before midnight, I have not heard of them yet. They visited nearly every house in town and it is agreed on all sides that for genuine yelling and variety of means of making a noise, they certainly took the cake. [Hazelton news]

Nov 22, 1895

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Married: November 15, 1895, at the residence of the justice, James Arnett, aged 23 years, of Alva, O.T., to Miss Belle McCool, aged 16 years, of Nevada, Mo., by J.L. Pelton, Esquire. [Sharon news]

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Died: Lena, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Shamberger, died at the Shamberger homestead in Mingona township, on Saturday last, the 16th, aged three years.

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Married: J.W. Graves and Miss Ollie Funk, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.S. Funk, eloped and went to Anthony on Sunday last and on Monday were married. They returned on Tuesday and on Wednesday went to housekeeping on the Carey Ewart farm, a short distance northeast of town that Mr. Graves has leased. The happy couple have the best wishes of a large circle of friends.

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Died: Mr. Vaughn, N.G. of the I.O.O.F. and V.C. of the Woodmen at Coats, died at his house on Thursday of consumption. He was buried on Friday by the Odd Fellows and Woodmen of Coats, assisted by the I.O.O.F. of Sun City, Pratt and Sawyer and the Woodmen of Pratt. Mr. Vaughn was an early settler at Coats and highly respected.

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Died: At the residence of D.L. Pierce in Turkey Creek township, Nov. 14, 1895, Mrs. Susan McClain. "Grandma McClain," as she has been known for a great many years, was born in Mercer county, Ky., February 22, and at the time of her death was nearly 92 years old. Her maiden name was Jones and she was married to Thos. D. McClain November 8, 1832 in Hendricks county, Indiana. She was the mother of six children, only two of whom survive her. Mrs. D.L. Pierce, with whom she had lived for the last 35 years, and James A. McClain, who resides at Buena Vista, Oregon. She became a member of the Dunkard Baptist church when she was 18 years of age and continued to live a remarkably pure Christian life to the last moment. She retained her mental faculties to the last and her character was one that impressed you in a manner not to be forgotten, so full of tender sympathy for all of her acquaintances, and especially those of her own family. She was buried in the Lake City cemetery, Saturday, November 16. The burial service was conducted by Rev. C.W. Owens.

Nov 29, 1895

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Died: The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Lester died on Sunday morning and was interred in the Hazelton cemetery on Monday. [Hazelton news]

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Married: At the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Fullerton, at 3 o'clock, Sunday evening [sic], November 24, 1895, Mr. Clarence Fox and Miss Hattie Fullerton, Rev. Kirkpatrick officiating. The bride is a daughter of one of the best families and has lived in this part of Kansas for several years. She is a very highly respected, intelligent and accomplished young lady. The groom is the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Fox, who reside near town and have resided here for several years. Clarence has been employed by the Hazelton Mill Company for several years, is a young man with no bad habits, is well respected by all who know him, and will make a good living if he continues as he has during the last few years. Quite a number of friends and relatives from Hazelton were in attendance at the wedding. Immediately after the happy couple was made one, the doors were thrown open to the dining room and about fifty persons partook of one of the finest dinners that has ever been enjoyed by any one in Kansas for a long time. The newly married couple received many useful and valuable presents, too many in fact to enumerate. It was a very pleasant affair and will long be remembered by those present, but then it is clearly understood that if you want to have a good time just make a visit to Mack Fullerton, as he is familiarly known and you will never regret it [for as long as] you live. [Hazelton news]

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Married: Geo. F. Schuman and Miss Maggie Griffin, both of Woods county, O.T., secured a license to marry on Monday, the 25th, and were married by Rev. J.O.F. Carrivelt, Catholic priest of Danville. We extend best wishes.

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Died: The sad news reached this city Wednesday that Charles Bucklin had died on Tuesday at the residence of his parents in Elm Mills township. Chas. Bucklin was a very exemplary young man, son of Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Bucklin, and was about 24 years old at the time of his death. He was teaching school in the Mingona district and went to his home every Friday evening after school had been dismissed for the week. On Friday, two weeks ago, the 15th, he went home as usual and on Saturday, though not feeling very well, he made the trip to Pratt. When he got home again he was much worse and continued to grow worse until death claimed him. His trouble, at first, was supposed to be only a slight bilious attach, but it developed into a more serious fever and carried him away. The Bucklin family has suffered much from sickness lately, Mrs. Bucklin having just recovered from a serious illness. The family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.

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Birthday: A surprise party was given Dan Axtell last night in honor of his sixteenth birthday. Those who attended reported a very pleasant time.

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Born: A girl baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. S.P. Garrison Wednesday morning, the 11th. Dr. Burney introduced the young lady to her dad.

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Married: Probate Judge S.S. Funk united John Bawman and Miss Anna M. Lasswell in marriage at his office in the court house on Wednesday evening, the 18th. The bride and groom were aged 18 and 21 respectively and the Probate Judge says they were a very handsome young couple. The Cresset extends best wishes.

Dec 27, 1895

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Born: Our Christmas present arrived on the 23rd. It consisted of a boy of the regulation weight. [Hazelton news] [Born to Editor L.M. Axline and wife.]

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Married: George Smith, aged 21, and Miss Emma Spath, aged 19, both of Kiowa, were married on Christmas day by Rev. Millsap of that city and due returns have been returned to Judge Funk. We extend our best Holiday felicitations.

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Married: From the Minneapolis Tribune, Dec. 15, 95 - At the residence of Col. George Esmond, 1917 Park avenue, Thursday afternoon, the marriage of Miss Ellen L. Esmond, eldest daughter of the house, to William Forrestman Denney, of Omaha, was solemnized by Rev. Frank Sneed, of the First Presbyterian Church. There were present only the bride's father, mother and two sisters, Mr. and Mrs. Denney, of Chicago, parents of the bridegroom, the Misses Denney and Mrs. Forsyth, his sister, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Straton and two daughters, Mrs. McDonald, of Fort Wayne, Ind., sister of Mrs. Esmond, and Mr. and Mrs. Bechtel. The house was tastefully decorated with pink, the favorite color of the bride prevailing. The wedding dinner that followed the ceremony was sumptuous in its appointments. It was served in seven courses. The bride wore a dark cloth traveling suit. The newly wedded couple took their departure immediately after, via the Omaha route, for their new home in Omaha. Mr. and Mrs. Denney, Sr., and daughters returned to Chicago, and Mrs. McDonald left for home the following evening. The bride received many handsome gifts. Before her residence in Minneapolis, the bride and her sisters were well known society leaders in Omaha, where now Mr. Denney is a prominent stock commission merchant, and a member of the stock exchange. [No indication of the Barber County connection for this marriage.]

Jan - June 1896

Barber County Newspapers



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Last updated 9/22/2007


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