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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 2, 1897

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Born: A ten pound boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Rhodes on Wednesday evening, June 30th, 1897. Dr. W.H. Moore in attendance.

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Married: At the residence of the bride's mother, Medicine Lodge, Kas., on Thursday, July 1st, at 12:00 noon, G.W. Shaw was united in marriage to Miss Carrie Carmichael, by Rev. Henry Farwell, pastor of the Presbyterian church. It is with great pleasure the Cresset extends heartiest congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Shaw. They are estimable young people with a large circle of admiring friends and will have the best wishes of all. Mr. Shaw is the resident and managing partner of the firm of Allen & Shaw, who own the city book store and also handle boots and shoes. He is a young man of sterling character and good business qualities. The bride, only daughter of Mrs. Helen Carmichael, grew to womanhood in this city and her cheerful disposition and many graces of mind and person have made her a general favorite with her acquaintances. Mr. and Mrs. Shaw have settled down to housekeeping at the Carmichael residence and can soon be numbered among the staid married folks.

Jul 9, 1897

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Born: Mr. and Mrs. M.P. DeWitt of Sharon township are the proud and happy parents of a nice girl baby born on Saturday last, July 3rd.

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Died: Thursday, July 8th, 1897, at the home of her parents in Nippawalla township, Jane Annie Mounsey, aged 28 years, 8 months and 6 days, died of cancer of the bowels. Miss Mounsey was born at Great Asby, England. She came to America with her parents in 1889 and since that time has lived with them near this place. A father, mother and several brothers and sisters mourn her loss. Miss Mounsey was a young lady of irreproachable character and of such a disposition as to win very many friends during her residence here.

Jul 16, 1897

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Born: Mr. and Mrs. F.E. Read are the parents of a boy born last Saturday, July 10th, Dr. Burney officiating.

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Married: A marriage license was issued by Probate Judge Funk yesterday to Geo. N. Cochran and Miss Lulu Chadwick. Rev. Cain married them the same day.

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Married: At the home of the groom's sister, Mrs. Gardner, in Boulder, Colo., July 10th, 1897, Miss Birdie Payne, of Denver, to Mr. J.W. Hartley, of Ward, Colo. The wedding was a quiet one, only the family and a few friends being present. Immediately after the wedding dinner, the couple took the train for the mining town of Altar, Old Mexico, where Mr. Hartley takes charge of extensive mining operations which are being carried out there by American capitalists. The childhood of the bride was passed in Barber county and although she has been for several years past a resident of Denver, she is still held in kindliest remembrance by young and old of a large circle of friends. The groom is one of the younger members of an old and highly respected family of Ward, Colo., and has already shown exceptional ability as a superintendent of mines. Many good wishes of happiness and prosperity will accompany them to their far away southern home.

Jul 23, 1897

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Born: We understand that Mr. and Mrs. S.A. Boggs are the proud and happy parents of a fine boy baby of regulation weight and Grandpas A.J. Hargis and Col. O.S. Boggs are almost as happy and pleased as are the parents. The boy is almost a month old and is growing.

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Birthday: The old soldiers of this county celebrated the 80th anniversary of the birth of Mother Bickerdyke in this city on Tuesday of this week, the 20th, with a dinner, camp fire and musical programme in the opera house block. Speeches were made by Rev. W.A. and Mrs. Kate Cain, James Huffaker and others. The music was splendid. During the war of the rebellion, Mrs. Bickerdyke voluntarily became a nurse for wounded Union soldiers in the hospitals and in the field. The trials and hardships she encountered, together with the great, good work she performed endeared her to the old soldiers to the extent that no person stands higher in the esteem of the old boys than Mother Bickerdyke.

Jul 30, 1897

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Born: On July 20th, a girl baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Cass, of Cedar township.

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Died: Wm. Carroll died at Belleville, Kan., Wednesday morning at 4:30 o'clock. The remains were brought to this place yesterday and the funeral will be held at the residence at nine o'clock this morning. Rev. M.B. Ingle will preach the sermon. Mr. Carroll has been in poor health for some time. Tuesday he was taken from Omaha, where he had been in search of health, and it was hoped that his strength was sufficient to allow him to reach this point. This hope proved elusive and the party was compelled to stop at Belleville. Mr. Carroll was born at Zanesville, Ohio, about seventy-three years ago. He removed to Iowa while a young man and enlisted in July, 1861. He was discharged in July, 1864, as Sergeant of Co. F, 7th Iowa Infantry, his term of enlistment expiring at the time. He was a member of the G.A.R. Post of this city, and at his request, the post will have charge of his burial. Wm. Carroll was a simple, honest and kindly man, loved and respected by all and his death is a source of sincere sorrow to his many friends in Medicine Lodge.

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Died: Mrs. C.L. Wiley died early in the morning of July 20th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.H.R. Gaither, near Elm Mills. Mrs. Wiley was over 82 years old and her death was due to old age. She came from Indiana to Barber county about a year and a half ago to make her home with her daughter. The funeral was held at Sawyer on the afternoon of the 20th, the interment being made in the cemetery east of Sawyer.

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Married: Fred V.C. Moomau, of Valley township, and Miss Susan E. Heacock were united in marriage by Judge Funk in his office in this city, Monday, July 26, 1897. The young couple took a bridal tour to Harper county to visit relatives of the bride.

Aug 6, 1897

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Died: At the home of his son, M.H. White of Sharon township on Monday morning, August 2, 1897, Mr. Truman M. White, aged 77 years, 6 months and 21 days. Mr. White's death was sudden. He had been feeble for some time but was able to be about. On Sunday evening, he retired as usual. Monday morning, upon his not answering the call to breakfast, the family investigated and found him dead in his room. Truman M. White was born in Otsego county, New York, January 12th, 1820. On the fifth of March, 1846, he was married to Miss Chloe Hoeg. On March 5, 1896, they celebrated their golden wedding. The following May, Mrs. White died. Mr. and Mrs. White came to Kansas twelve years ago, from which time they lived with their son, M.H. White, of Sharon township, until the time of their decease. Mr. White leaves to mourn his loss three sons and four daughters, seventeen grandchildren and one great grandchild, also a brother and a sister, each of whom is older than he. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. C.B. Sherk. Mr. White was a good citizen. He was well thought of by his neighbors and acquaintances who sympathize heartily with the bereaved family of the deceased.

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Married: At the residence of the bride's parents, July 28, 1897, the Rev. Watt officiating, Elmer D. Deeds, of Kansas City, Mo., and Miss Edna May Snoddy, daughter of Col. W.W.S. and May M. Snoddy. Mr. Deeds is a young man of excellent character and habits, while Miss Snoddy is a young lady of charming appearance, refined in her ways and a favorite among her many friends and acquaintances. The Review extends congratulations and hopes for them a happy and pleasant journey down the stream of life together. - Alva Review

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Birthday: On Thursday of last week, the 5th, little Glenola Wilkins celebrated the fifth anniversary of her birth with a birthday party at the home of h er parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Wilkins. Those present were Mary, Irene and Hazel Walstad, Stacia and Goldie Parsons, Allie and Ria Ellsworth, Celia and Mary Mills, Blanche Currie, Bertie Hendrickson and Alice Martin. The little folks had a very enjoyable afternoon.

Aug 20, 1897

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Died: Elizabeth, wife of C.W. Kritzmire, died on Monday, August 16th, 1897, at her home a few miles northeast of this city. of congestive chills. Monday morning, Mrs. Kritzmire was not feeling well, but told her husband that she was not bad enough to keep him from his work. About 10 o'clock, she was attacked with a congestive chill and her husband and Dr. Kociell were hurriedly sent for. Mr. Kritzmire arrived home only a few moments before his wife's death and the Dr. did not reach there until after life had departed. The funeral occurred on Tuesday from the residence was largely attended. Rev. A.A. Parker preached the funeral sermon. The body was buried in the city cemetery. Elizabeth Swick was born in Ohio, February 5th, 1864. She married Chris. W. Kritzmire November 13th, 1881. In company with her husband, she came to this county about eight or ten years ago. She joined the M.E. church on probation in 1894. She leaves a husband and five children - four boys and one girl - the oldest child being less than 15 years of age. Four brothers and three sisters survive her. Mrs. Kritzmire was a home woman whose time was taken up with her family duties. She was a pleasant woman, liked and respected by all who knew her. Her death is an irreparable blow to the husband and little children and takes from the home the light and warmth and balm for wounded feelings and blighted hopes. The husband and family have the sympathy of all.

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Married: At the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Vaughn, in this city, on Sunday afternoon, August 15, 1897, Mr. George B. Brandon and Miss Ada M. Moore, Probate Judge Funk officiating. Both of these young people are well and favorably known in this city and have many friends who wish them well. Mr. and Mrs. Brandon are keeping house in the Vaughn property next door to the residence of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Vaughn. The Cresset extends congratulations.

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Married: At the residence of Mr. and Mrs. T.M. Kidd in this city, Tuesday, August 17, 1897, James T. Terhune and Mary E. Williams, both of Hazelton township, Probate Judge Funk officiating. We wish them much happiness.

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Married: At the Episcopal Chapel, Tuesday, August 17, 1897, Jas. W. Moore and Mary Coldwell, Father Sullivan of the Catholic church officiating. The groom is from Kiowa and the bride from Missouri. The Cresset wishes them much joy.

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Married: At Medicine Lodge, on Sunday, August 15th, James McHenry, of Sawyer, and Miss Olive Fisher, of Coats, by Rev. M.B. Ingle. The Cresset extends its best wishes.

Aug 27, 1897

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Died: John Best died at his home in Kirkby Thore, England, on Sunday, August 1, 1897, of heart failure, aged 73 years. Mr. Best retired on Saturday night about 10 o'clock in the best of spirits and apparently excellent health. Sunday morning he was found dead in his bed, having died without a struggle and, the physicians thought, without awakening from his sleep. He leaves a wife and three children. The children are Wm. Carter Best, who resides in England but who is well known here on account of having visited at this point several times, and Thos. J. and Miss Mary Best, of this vicinity. Miss Mary Best is visiting in England and it had all been arranged for her father and her mother's brother, Thos. Carter, to return with her, sailing from England August 18th. Mr. Best, Sr., was the only one of the family that has not visited this city. The deceased was a strong, robust man and his death was entirely unexpected.

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Married: About noon yesterday, Judge Funk had a prosperity time in his office. He issued a marriage license to Thomas M. Parr and Sylvia L. Warrington, both of Mingona township, this county, and married them at his residence. Shortly after, he issued a marriage license to Samuel S. Bennett and Louise Wood [this first name is difficult to read], both of Oklahoma, and married them in his office. The parties to the last named contract were traveling through on their way home from the north. The bride was only 14 years of age, but was accompanied by her parents and was married with their consent. The groom was aged 24. The first named couple were aged 25 for the groom and 18 for the bride. They are well and favorably known west of this city and the Cresset wishes Mr. and Mrs. Parr every success and happiness.

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Died: Tuesday morning, August 14, 1897, Florence, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M.P. Dewitt, of Sharon. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. S. McKibben. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of friends and neighbors. [Memorial poem follows.]

Sep 13, 1897

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Born: A sweet girl baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. T.L. Lindley on Monday morning, August 30. Dr. Burney was in attendance and is almost as proud of the little Miss as Mr. and Mrs. Lindley.

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Died: Mrs. H.N. Burner was called to Garnett, Kan., on August 21st, by the sudden death of her father, John Horn. She returned home on Tuesday of this week. John Horn was born at Zanesville, Ohio, 72 years ago and there he was acquainted with our father, Rev. A. Axline [father of publisher, L.M. Axline], when they were boys together. He came to Kansas in 1857 and has since made this state his home. During the war, he served in the 11th Kansas Infantry, the regiment to which Wm. Springer, of this county, belonged. John Horn was married to Frances A. Moore in 1847 and to Amanda Moore, a sister to his first wife, in 1855. Twelve children were born to the unions. Of the children, Wm. Horn and Mrs. H.N. Burner have resided in this county and Mrs. Burner still lives here. His wife and nine children survive him. Mr. Horn visited in this county some nine years ago and many of our people will remember him. Mr. Horn was a cheerful man, a kind neighbor and highly respected in the county where he lived.

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Married: Judge Funk issued a marriage license to Chas. R. McAlister and Hattie H. Hughes, both of Kiowa, on Wednesday, September 1st, 1897, and then married them at his residence. The Cresset extends congratulations.

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Marriage License: Gyle Anglin and Miss Minnie Roberts, both of Hazelton, were licensed to wed by Judge Funk on Monday, August 30th.

Sep 10, 1897

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Married: W.L. Bragg and Miss Lena Gibbs, both of this county, were married on Monday, Sept. 6th, 1897, by Rev. D.A. Williams. We join the host of friends of this estimable couple in extending congratulations.

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Born: We understand that a nice, plump girl baby was born to Mrs. F.A. Lockert recently. The little one, though a perfectly formed baby, weighed only two and a half pounds. Dr. Hutcheson of Coats in attendance.

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Married: On Tuesday, the 7th, Judge Funk united B.F. Anderson and Miss Maggie Hartley, both of Mingona township, in marriage. We wish the young people health and prosperity.

Sep 17, 1897

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Married: On Thursday, September 9, 1897, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Davenport, by Rev. A.A. Parker, Abraham B. Davenport and Lucy J. Zimmerman.

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Born: A daughter was born to W.T. Rouse and wife on Sunday, the 12th. Dr. B.R. Burney officiating.

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Born: On Friday morning of last week, the 10th, an under sheriff was born to Sheriff Mills and wife. Dr. Cushenbery. Sheriff Mills did the right thing in the cigar line and thinks the McKinley wave is about all right if it had anything to do with bringing that boy.

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Married: Judge Funk issued a license and married Bert Roby and Miss Fannie Williams, both of Oklahoma, at the residence of R. Lawrence, this city, on Tuesday, September 14th, 1897. Mr. Roby used to live in this county and is a first class young man. We extend congratulations and best wishes.

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Ishmael, Sept. 6, a fine girl. Dr. Cloud. - Kiowa Review.

Sep 24, 1897

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Born: A nine pound boy baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. L. Colvin on Wednesday, September 22nd. Dr. Moore. All getting along nicely.

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Born: An eight pound boy baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. L.D. McMurray at the home of Mrs. McMurray's parents, in McPherson, Kan., on Sunday, the 18th. Mc set up the cigars in proper form on Monday and is counting the minutes until he can get away from his multitude of duties and go to see that McKinley boy.

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Married: At the residence of the bride's mother, Mrs. Haskell, in this city, on Sunday, Sept. 19th, 1897, Putnam Hill was married to Miss Lucinda Rich, Justice Jno. L. Brady officiating. The bride and groom are among the leading colored people of our city and have the best wishes of everybody for their happiness and prosperity.

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Married: At the home of the groom, near Sun City, on Sunday, September 19th, 1897, Mr. Edwin Harris and Mrs. Molly Prater were united in marriage, Rev. J.M. Adams officiating. Mr. Harris, father of the groom, gave the young couple and their many friends a dance and supper in the hall at Sun City on the following night which proved to be a very enjoyable occasion to those present. There was good music and the hall was nicely decorated with evergreens, flowers, etc. The young folks have the best wishes of the entire community.

Oct 1, 1897

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Born: Dr. W.H. Moore reports a big boy born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mounsey on Monday of this week, Sept. 27th.

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Born: M.L. Blankenship informed us that a girl baby of regulation weight was born to Mr. and Mrs. Bobbett, of the Evans ranch, on Friday morning of last week, the 24th.

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Married: John L. Middleton and Phoeby E. Tankersley, both of Sharon township, were married on Sunday last, Sept. 26th, 1897, by Justice T.W. Davis of said township. We wish them much joy.

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Born: A handsome nine pound girl baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Fair, of Sharon, on Saturday last, the 25th. Dr. Sarah E. Wisner. Grandpa J.D. Fair, of this city, is very proud of the young lady and can talk for hours about how nice it is to have girl babies in the family.

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Birthday: Mrs. C.H. Newman was agreeably surprised at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. J.M. Gardner, in Valley township, on Friday evening, September 24, it being her 49th birthday. Neighbors came in with well filled baskets, a splendid supper was spread and all seemed to enjoy themselves. Those present were J.A. Murray and family, C. Campbell and wife, Joe Strohl and family, J.A. Rosessler and wife, N.B. Marshall and wife, T.F. Evans and family, Bert Evans, Mrs. Sarah Emrick, Ote French, Clarence Strohl, Arthur Strohl, Carl Corrie, George Newman and John Newman.

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Married: Sherman L. Bevans and Josie L. Forshee, both of this county, were married at the residence of Probate Judge Funk on Wednesday, Sept. 29th, 1897, Judge Funk officiating. The young people are popular among their friends and will have the best wishes of all.

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Married: At Wellington, Kan., on Sunday, October 3, 1897, Mr. W.W. Painter and Miss Lulu Billig were married. The groom is a brother to Chas. Painter of the Index and the bride is a sister to Mrs. W.S. Ballard of Hazelton. The Cresset wishes them success and happiness.

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Born: On Wednesday of last week, Mrs. A.W. Clements, Mrs. Wm. Roark and Mrs. Milan Roark, all daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Burgen, arrived at the home of their parents in Turkey Creek township. Shortly after her arrival at home, Mrs. Milan Roark gave birth to a nice girl baby. Dr. R.C. Hutcheson in attendance and all parties concerned are doing nicely.

Oct 22, 1897

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Born: Dr. Cushenbery reports a boy baby born to Mr. and Mrs. John Reeves, colored, on Tuesday, the 19th.

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Born: To Mrs. H.M. Storey, of Sharon township, on Wednesday, October 20th, a girl of regulation weight. Dr. T.W. Davis in attendance. Everybody, including Mell, doing nicely.

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Married: On Monday of this week, Judge Funk issued a marriage license to Oscar J. Neal and Miss Nellie A. Blair. The couple are well and favorably known in eastern Barber. Oscar J. Neal is a son of J.B. Neal, of Cedar township, while Miss Blair is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Blair, formerly of this county but now of Harper county. We presume the marriage has taken place by tis time and extend best wishes.

Oct 29, 1897

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Born: Dr. W.H. Moore reports a nice boy baby born to Mr. and Mrs. Layton Blackwelder, of Valley township, on Tuesday, the 26th.

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Married: A.E. Decatur, son of C.A. Decatur, of this county, was married to Miss Millie A. Epler, at Denver, Colo., on Tuesday of this week, Oct. 26. The groom resided in this county for a number of years and is well known and has a host of friends in and near Kiowa.

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Marriage License: On Wednesday, the 27th, Judge Funk issued a marriage license to J.T. Julian and Mary V. Gilmore, both of Kiowa.

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Married: At the residence of the bride's parents, southeast of Medicine Lodge, on October 27th, 1897, Miss Susan R. Collins to Marvin W. Crawford, of Sharon, Rev. S. McKibben officiating. The ceremony was performed in the presence of a number of the friends and relatives. After congratulations, the guests repaired to the dining room, where an elegant dinner was served, to which ample justice was done. The groom is a young man of sterling qualities. The bride is a young lady of beautiful appearance and excellent character, and is much loved by all her friends and acquaintances. Some beautiful presents were received.

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Died: Grandfather Tatum died last week Thursday, Oct. 21. He was 94 years and seven days old. The funeral sermon was preached at the school house on Friday by Rev. Cain. [Sharon news]

Nov 5, 1897

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Born/Died: A boy baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. Govan Mills Sunday night, October 31st. The little one lived only a few moments. The parents have the sympathy of all.

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Born: A regulation straight Democrat boy baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Montgomery on Friday morning of last week, October 29th. Dr. Moore in attendance.

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Born: At Kansas City, Mo., on election day, November 2nd, 1897, a nice girl baby was born to Hon. and Mrs. Chester I. Long. All doing well at last accounts.

Nov 12, 1897

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Died: B.P. Hilligoss, who played ball with the Wellington team in this city three years ago, died at Mesa City, Arizona, on Sunday, the 7th, of consumption.

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Born: Clayton Herr and wife are the proud parents of a nice nine-pound girl that arrived on Monday of this week, the 8th. Dr. Kociell was master of ceremonies and all parties are doing well.

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Died: Abraham Shell died in this city at midnight, on Monday, Nov. 8th, 1897, aged 65 years and 12 days and was buried in the cemetery at Sharon, this county, on Wednesday, the 10th. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. W.A. Cain. Abraham Shell came to this county from Indiana in the 80s. He was the father of Prof. F.M. Shell, county superintendent of public instruction, and Miss Minnie Shell, both well known in this city. He also leaves other children to mourn his loss, some of whom live in Indiana. Abraham Shell was a good man, respected by his neighbors.

Nov 19, 1897

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Birthday: Quite a number of young people gathered at the Watkins residence on Kansas avenue east Tuesday evening and celebrated Miss Lydia Watkins' twentieth birthday anniversary. An enjoyable time is reported.

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Born: A nice, plump, nine and a half pound boy baby that looks just like his Dad, was born to Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Eby on Thursday, Nov. 18th, 1897. Uncle Ed. Youman has already notified Papa Eby to not come about the store of Eby & Co. for a few days as he knows the Dad would be liable to see silk at a cent a yard and sugar at 50 cents a sack.

Nov 26, 1897

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Married: Samuel Brown and Hattie Watson, both of Sharon township, secured a marriage license from Judge Funk last Saturday, Nov. 20.

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Married: W.H. Owens and Miss Etta H. Beaver of Medicine Lodge were united in marriage this morning by Probate Judge Doubleday. - Wellington Daily Mail And also at pg 3, col 4: W.H. Owens and Miss Etta Beaver, both of this county, were married at Wellington on Saturday last, the 20th. Their friends will wish them joy and success. The groom is a son of J.H. Owens and wife, while the bride is a daughter of Mrs. J.Z. Fleming.

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Birthday: A party was given at the residence of J.H. Williams last evening in honor of his brother, Ernest, having arrived at the 21st anniversary of his birth. The young people in attendance had a very pleasant evening. For a young man's 21st birthday to occur on Thanksgiving day might be construed as a good omen.

Dec 3, 1897

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Married: M.O. Wells and Miss Edna Rumsey, both of Kiowa, were married at the home of the bride's parents on Wednesday of last week, Nov. 24.

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Died: Florence Hoag, wife of Jared Hoag of Mingona township, and daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Graves, died at her home on Tuesday night, Nov. 30th, of consumption. She was laid to rest in the cemetery near this city on Thursday, Dec. 2nd. Mrs. Hoag was about 28 years of age. She leaves a husband and three small children, her father and mother and a brother, besides a wide circle of friends to mourn her loss. She was taken to the mountains of Colorado last summer in hopes that the disease would be stayed, but as winter drew near she became worse and returned to her home in this county a short time since. Mrs. Hoag was a good woman. Her death so early in life is to be greatly deplored, and the sorrowing husband and motherless children have the sympathy of all.

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Born: Last Saturday night about 11 o'clock a fine large boy came to grace the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.V. Stranathan. Dr. Cloud pronounces him hale and hearty and a beam tipper at nine and a half pounds. W.V. promised to call Monday before he went out but failed to put in an appearance, however under the circumstances, he is excused. - Kiowa Journal.

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Married: At the residence of Wm. Laney in Alva, O.T., on Wednesday evening, November 24th, 1897, at seven o'clock Mr. Thomas Shafer was married to Miss Alma Benson, Rev. M.T. Long officiating. Only a few intimate friends were present. After the ceremony we were invited to the dining room where we found the table spread with many good things to eat. Mr. and Mrs. Shafer left the same evening for their new home at Cherokee, O.T. Signed: A GUEST.

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Married: Samuel Brown and Miss Hattie Watson were married at the home of Dawson Brown on Thanksgiving day, Rev. Robinson officiating. Many of their relatives were present and an elegant dinner was served. They received a great number of useful and beautiful presents, but lack of time and space prevents a more extended account. [Enon news]

Dec 10, 1897

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Born: Prof. E.E. Hagerman and wife are the parents of a nice boy baby born on Saturday last, the 4th.

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Born: A handsome girl baby of regulation weight was born to Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Ott, of Eagle township, on Sunday last, the 5th. Dr. Moore in attendance. All doing well.

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Died: Robt. Mounsey received a telegram Wednesday announcing the death of his brother-in-law, Wm. Mitts, at Wichita, and departed for that city the same day. Mrs. Mounsey had been at the bedside of her brother for some time. The deceased lived in this city several years ago and was a son of Geo. Mitts and wife.

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Born: Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Fritzlen, of Kiowa, are the proud parents of a girl baby born on Wednesday of last week,, the 1st, while H. Kauffman and wife had a nice boy born to them the same day.

Dec 17, 1897

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Died: James M. Scott died in this city on Tuesday evening, Dec. 14th, 1897, of paralysis, and was buried in the city cemetery on Wednesday. Elder Ingle made a short address at the residence. Uncle Jimmie Scott, as he was generally known, was born in Kentucky, Sept. 29th, 1826. He came to this county several years ago from Missouri. He was generally liked and was a good citizen. During the war, he served in the Missouri state militia on the Union side and during the last few years of his life, he watched, prayed and waited for a pension that never came. He leaves four daughters that we know of. Three of them are married and do not reside in this county. The single daughter lived with her father and devoted her life to his care and comfort during his declining years. May Uncle Jimmie find peace and comfort on that other shore.

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Born: A nice girl baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. S.W. Scranton on Tuesday, the 14th.

Dec 24, 1897

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Born: A nice boy baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. F.A. Withers on Monday the 20th. Dr. Moore.

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Born: Dr. W.H. Moore reports a nice girl baby born to Mr. and Mrs. John Lahey, who live on the J.C. Davis ranch south of town, on Wednesday, the 19th.

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Married: Mr. Samuel Mosshart and Miss Hattie King were united in marriage at the parlor of the Hotel Hendrickson, Tuesday morning, December 14th, Judge Bower pronouncing the ceremonies. Mr. Mosshart is one of Woods county's most popular cattle men and the bride is highly respected. The [Alva] Courier wishes them a joyous and happy life.

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Married: On Sunday, the 19th, Clarence W. Storey and Miss Nannie Dorman, both of Sharon township, were married at the residence of Rev. Geo. Robinson, north of Sharon, by Rev. Robinson. The marriage was kept a secret, not only from the general public, but from most of the relations of the contracting parties as well, so that the wedding came as a pleasant surprise. Melvin Storey, brother of the groom, was in on the secret and he and his wife arranged a dinner for relations and friends on the wedding day which was attended by the newly married couple and the marriage made known.

Dec 31, 1897, pg 3, col 4

Married: Harvey A. Tedrow departed for Enid, O.T., on Tuesday of this week. He was accompanied by his sister Grace and his brother-in-law John Dearth. Mr. Tedrow went to Enid to be united in marriage to Miss May Dollar at the residence of the bride's parents in that city. The bride is a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. John Dollar, formerly of this city, and is a handsome and accomplished young lady with a host of friends. The groom is one of the active young business men of this city and is deserving of the estimable young lady who has promised to be his helpmate for better or for worse. The newly wedded couple are expected here today and will settle down to housekeeping in the Yant residence on Kansas avenue east. Mr. Tedrow has been fitting up the house for his bride for some time. The Cresset in company with the many friends of Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Tedrow, wishes them long life, happiness and prosperity.

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