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Medicine Lodge Cresset: Jan-Jun 1899

The Medicine Lodge Cresset (meaning "bright light") was a weekly newspaper, published in Medicine Lodge beginning early in 1879. L.M. Axline was publisher at the time this particular reel begins; Otis Lorton took over publication in February 1899. Local news included coverage from the surrounding communities, as well as Medicine Lodge. This reel begins Friday, January 7, 1898 and continues through Friday, February 22, 1901. 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 6, 1899

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Married: At the parsonage of the Christian church, this city, Sunday, Jan 1, 1899, Emmett McClearey was married to Miss Eva Tedrow, by Elder M.B. Ingle. The young people are too well known to need an introduction from us. They grew up in Barber county. Emmett is the youngest son of T.A. McClearey and wife who now reside in DesMoines, Ia., and has been deputy P.M. here for a number of years. The bride is daughter to Dr. and Mrs. D.E. Tedrow. We wish them a prosperous life and many Happy New Years. [See also Index transcription @ Jan 4, 1899.]

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Married: At Hardwick Hotel, Kiowa, on Saturday evening Dec. 31, 1898, Rev. Chas. S. Marsolf and Miss Emma Beggert, both of this county, were married by Rev. J.H. Smith. [See also Index transcription @ Jan 4, 1899.]

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Married: At Hazelton, Saturday, Dec. 31, 1898, L.E. Sneary to Miss Maud V. Cox. [See also Index transcription @ Jan 4, 1899]

Jan 13, 1899

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Birthday: Miss Rachel Nixon celebrated the eleventh anniversary of her birth on Wednesday, [Jan] 11th, with a taffy pull at her home after school.

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Married: Probate Judge Lacy married his first couple on Tuesday, [Jan] 10th. Abraham Wiebe, aged 39, was married to Olga Miller, aged 19, both of Alva, O.T.

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Born: To Clarence Story and wife, a son. Sarah Wisner, M.D., in attendance. Clarence is very happy over the event.

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Married: Donald Carmichael and Miss Ora Sims, both of this city, were married at the residence of the bride's brother, Oliver Sims, yesterday (Thursday) evening, Jan. 12th, by Rev. Irwin, of the M.E. church. The Cresset extends congratulations and best wishes. Donald will doubtless now settle down and become a steady married man and we are sure the bride will make him a good helpmate. The groom is the son of Mrs. D.M. Carmichael and the bride is a daughter of Peray Sims, who used to live at Sun City, this county. [See also Index transcription @ Jan 18, 1899.]

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Died: J.C. Marshall, of Sun City, on Saturday, January 7th, 1899, died of old age, aged 91 years. Mr. Marshall had been feeble for a long time, and while his death was expected, it caused grief in the community where he was liked and respected. He leaves a number of children and numerous relations in the north-west part of the county to mourn his death. [See also Index transcription of Jan 11, 1899.]

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Died: N.G. Rowley, at his home in Sun City township, on Monday, January 9th, 1899, of catarrh of the stomach, aged 60 years and over. N.G. Rowley came to Barber county about eighteen years ago. He has been engaged in the stock business almost continuously since. He represented his commissioner district on the county board for one term. He leaves a wife and five children. N.G. Rowley was respected by all who knew him and by his death Barber loses a good citizen. [See also Index transcription of Jan 11, 1899.] And also @ Jan 5, 1900, pg 3, col 3: Mrs. Linda Rowley, administratrix of the estate of N.G. Rowley, deceased, made settlement in probate court Saturday. The estate was valued t $47,000. Since her husband's death, Mrs. Rowley has cleared the estate of all indebtedness, and her report shows, besides the real estate and stock, over $8,000 cash on hand.

Jan 20, 1899

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Died: St. Elmo, then months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Carlton, died at the Osage hotel, this city, on Monday night, [Jan] 16th, and the little one was buried on Tuesday. The circumstances surrounding the case make it unusually sad and the mother has the sympathy of the entire community. Mrs. Carlton desires to thank the good people who were kind to her and assisted during the illness of her babe.

Jan 27, 1899

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Born: Dr. Kociell reports a fine boy baby born to James Taliaferro and wife on Thursday, Jan. 19th.

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Born: Dr. Moore reports a girl born to U.S. Kemp and wife on Saturday, [Jan] 21st. All doing well.

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Married: Walter J. Small, of Sterling, Kan., and Miss Olive E. Marr, of this county, were married at the residence of the bride's parents, near this city, on Tuesday evening, Jan. 24th. We wish them much joy.

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Died: In this city, Wednesday, Jan. 25th, 1899, of convulsions, little Mary Margaret, daughter of Thomas M. and Ethel A. Doran, aged 5 years, 8 months and 3 days. Buried in Highland cemetery on Thursday, [Jan] 26th, by the side of her Grandma Doran. Little Margaret accompanied her Papa on his sad mission to this city to pay his last earthly duty to his beloved mother. Her Mama was unable to come so little Margaret could sustain and cheer her "dear Dad." Full of life, of hope and cheer, she was the personification of health and of beauty. On Monday she was not feeling well; on Tuesday she was not well, but still able to romp and play, and on Wednesday, before noon, she was dead. The loving mother arrived on Wednesday evening's train, and the fond parents mourn and mourn for the loved one gone before. The angel of death spares none. The summons must be answered sooner or later by all. At no time is it welcome. The stricken parents have the sympathy of everybody. Their little one, born in this city and known to almost everyone, was a general favorite. The joy and music of her laughter and the charm of her pretty ways remain only as a memory; the light seems almost to be out; darkness closes in and only the star of hope remains to guide and light the promise: "Suffer little children to come unto Me." [See Index transcription @ Jan 25, 1899 for the obituary of Mrs. Margaret Doran.]

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Died: In this city, on Sunday, Jan. 22nd, 1899, of la grippe, Mrs. Angeline Jones, aged 75 years. On Wednesday, [Jan] 25th, the remains were shipped to Yates City, Knox county, Illinois, for interment. Mrs. Angeline Jones was born in the state of Ohio in 1824. She married R.C. Jones in that state and later moved with her husband to Illinois where Mr. Jones died. Five living children survive her. Mrs. J.S. Jones, of this city, Mrs. L.P. Hamblin, of Illinois, Mrs. Lyde Eagan, of Colorado, Abner Jones, of Oklahoma, and James Jones, of Kiowa, this county. Mrs. Hamblin came in on Monday and she and Mrs. J.S. Jones accompanied the remains to the last resting place. Mrs. Jones was a good woman. For the last eighteen years of her life she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. J.S. Jones, hence has lived in Barber county several years. She had the regard and respect of all who knew her.

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Died: At the home of her brother, E.J. Mills, in south-west part of this county, on Thursday, Jan. 19th, 1899, Miss Julia Mills, aged 78 years. Buried in the cemetery on Mule Creek, Friday, [Jan] 20th. Miss Mills had the respect of all who knew her. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. J.F. Irwin, of this city. After a long and useful life may she rest in peace.

Feb 3, 1899

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Born & Died: A baby was born to Chas. Jesse and wife, Tuesday, Jan. 31. The little one lived only twenty-six hours. The parents have the sympathy of all.

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Died: Uncle Milt Clements informs us that Capt. G.N. Holcomb, an early settler in this county, died at Wichita on Friday morning last, Jan. 20th. Capt. Holcomb came to Barber county in 1873 and resided on his farm near Sun City until about '87 or '88. He then went to work for the Santa Fe at Belvidere and since has been working for that company; his last station being at Wichita. Capt. Holcomb was a man with a history. He was a brave soldier and his nerve and judgment did much for saving the day at the battle of Gettysburg to the Union forces. He leaves a widow. His many friends in this county will be sorry to hear of his death. He was about 63 years of age.

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Died: The infant child of Eugene Lorton and wife died quite suddenly at their home in Mound City, Kan., on Saturday last, of membraneous croup. The little one was six months old. Eugene and wife will have the sympathy of his old friends in this county. The hand of death laid so heavily on Eugene and his wife [and] delayed the arrival of Otis Lorton and family in this city. [Note: Otis Lorton took over the Cresset from L.M. Axline in February 1899.]

Feb 17, 1899

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Born: W.T. Collins rushed into the Cresset office yesterday afternoon to announce that a fine boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. R.R. Froman at Sharon on Wednesday. Mr. Collins says he now has four grandchildren, all boys and republicans.

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Born: A fine boy baby was born to Chas. C. Fair and wife, of Sharon township, on St. Valentine's day, Feb. 14. Dr. Sarah Wisner in attendance. Capt. J.D. Fair, of this city, the baby's grandpa, has been going out back of the store every thirty minutes for two days and cheering and dancing. Of eight grandchildren, the new arrival is the only boy and besides that the young man has been named James Davis Fair in honor of his granddad.

Died: A little child, under one year of age, of Felix Rief and wife, died suddenly on Saturday night last. The little one, we understand, appeared perfectly well on being placed in its little bed in the evening, and in the morning it was dead. The parents of the sympathy of all.

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Married: At 2 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H.T. Woodward, their son, George G. Woodward, and Mrs. Stella Nunn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Harden, were united in marriage. The ceremony was performed by Probate Judge Lacey in the presence of the relatives and a few friends. Mr. Woodward and his bride have grown up in Barber county, and the Cresset joins with their many friends and acquaintances in wishing them a full measure of joy and prosperity. [See also Index transcription @ Feb 22, 1899.]

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Married: At the bride's home Sunday, February 12, Edward C. Groatley and Della May Burner were joined in marriage by Rev. M.B. Ingle. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.N. Burner of this city. She is a graduate of Medicine Lodge High School and has received a home training which will make her a worthy helpmate to the husband of her choice. Mr. Groatley came here from Topeka. They will reside, we understand, on Mr. Burner's farm west of town.

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Married: Warren J. Simpson and Mary E. Clark were married Wednesday evening by Rev. J.H. Shamberger at his residence in Mingona township. Immediately after the ceremony the happy couple went to Mr. Simpson's farm west of town and began housekeeping. These young people have the best wishes of everyone. They are both industrious and are deserving of the good fortune which the Cresset hopes is in store for them. Warren is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R.D. Simpson of this city and his bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Clark west of the city. [See also Index transcription @ Feb 22, 1899.]

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Married: Henry S. McCoy was married on January 5th to Miss Mattie Huckabay, at Mill Creek, Indian Ter. Henry is the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. McCoy of this city, and made his home here until a few years ago. He is an industrious young man. The Cresset feels especially interested in him because he was a type setter in this office for a number of years, and we always found him reliable. He has leased Indian land in the territory and will farm it.

Mar 3, 1899

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Died: Papers received yesterday announce the death last week of Opal, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Jones at McLoud, Oklahoma. Mr. Jones is a former resident of this city.

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Died: The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Bodenhamer, of Nippawalla township, died Monday, Feb. 27th. Interment was made in Highland cemetery. In their great grief the parents have the sympathy of the entire community.

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Died: Robert Fuller died at the home of his son, Hiram, in Woods county, Okla., on Thursday, Feb. 23rd, and was buried on Friday, at Short Springs. Mr. Fuller was between eighty and ninety years of age. He lived in this county for a number of years.

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Died: The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Simpson died Wednesday night. It was about two months old an died of lung fever. The remains were buried at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon in Highland cemetery. The parents have the sympathy of all.

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Died: Anna Elizabeth, wife of E.M. Hesler, died at Kiowa last week of consumption. Aged 27 years. She, with her husband, formerly lived near Mingona. Her death will be regretted by a large circle of friends. She leaves a husband and two children four and two years old.

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Died: J.W. Elder, well known in this city where he lived for a number of years, died at his home in Spivey, Kingman county, at 7 o'clock last Friday morning. His remains were taken to Kingman for burial. Mr. Elder had been in poor health for a long time. He was an old soldier and a member the of G.A.R. Post in this city. He was about 65 years old. He leaves a wife and several children. Mrs. George Robinett of this city was a daughter. [See above @ Feb 11, 1898 for death of Mrs. Robinett.][Eldred Post No. 174 Resolution of Respect @ Apr 14, 1899, pg 2, col 4.]

Mar 10, 1899

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Married: Miss Ella Martin, daughter of Henderson Martin who once lived near Mingona, this county, was married to Thomas Morris at Galena, Oklahoma, on February 22nd.

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Married: Robert P. Frasier, aged 22, of Kiowa, secured a license Friday to marry Marie M. Newsom, aged 21, of Sharon. We understand they were married Monday by Rev. C.B. Sherk.

Mar 17, 1899

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Died: On March 1, 1899, Mr. Ephraim Beeton, of paralysis, aged 64 years, 1 month and 9 days. Mr. Beeton has resided in Woods county near Zula post office for the past four years, having moved to the Strip from Medicine Lodge, Kas. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Oscar Jones of Alva, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Zula cemetery. The bereaved relatives have the heartfelt sympathy of all.

Mar 24, 1899

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Died: Hester J., wife of John Renfrew, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Lyman W. DeGeer, at Alva, Oklahoma, March 12th, aged sixty-seven years, eleven months and seven days. Mrs. Renfrew was born in Coshocton county, Ohio. For a number of years she resided near Deerhead, this county. It can be said of her that a good woman has gone to her reward. Mr. and Mrs. J.W. DeGeer of this county attended the funeral.

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Died: Friday morning, March 17, 1899, Adaline, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.L. Lindley of this city, aged one year, six months and seventeen days. The little one had been ailing several days with measles which, together with pneumonia, caused her death. Rev. W.A. Cain of the Baptist church conducted the funeral service at the home Saturday afternoon at three o'clock, after which the little piece of clay was laid away in Highland cemetery. The parents can hardly realize that its sweet smile has faded away and the baby prattle is hushed forever. There is an emptiness in their hearts which no words of comfort can fill.

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Died: The many friends of the family deeply grieve to learn of the death of Mrs. W.H. Cooke, of Lake City, which occurred at Coats on Sunday, March 20th. She and her sister went to Sawyer that day to have Dr. Hutcheson do some dental work for her. After he had finished, she complained of a headache and said she would like on the lounge and rest while the doctor and her sister went to dinner. When they returned she was unconscious and died in a little while. The remains were buried in Lake City cemetery Monday. The husband and five motherless children have the sympathy of all. Mrs. Cooke was thirty-nine years of age.

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Died: "Three Pioneers Dead" - M.H. Clements was down from Sun [City] Wednesday and told us of the death of three old Barber county settlers, who came to the county and settled near Sun City in February 1873. Louisa Marshall, the divorced wife of Reuben Marshall, died February 2nd, at the home of a daughter in Alva, Oklahoma. She was the mother of five children, all residing in Oklahoma. Mrs. Marshall was fifty years of age. Evaline Whitaker died at her home in Arapaho county, Oklahoma, on March 2nd, at the age of sixty-six years. She was the daughter of J.C. Marshall who died recently in Sun City. Her husband conducted a hotel in Sun City for a number of years. She leaves five children - four in Oklahoma and one, Frank, in Ohio. She was a member of the M.E. church from her girlhood. Rev. H.S. Vanderpool, at the age of fifty-one years, died March 8th at his home on Persimmon creek, east of Woodward, Oklahoma. He joined the Baptist church when a boy and for the past six years was engaged in the ministry.

Mar 31, 1899

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Died: Mrs. W.B. Tyler, living four miles south-west of Kiowa, was buried in that city Wednesday of last week.

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Marriage License: Scott Circle, aged 22, and Cora Sanders, aged 17, of Hazelton, secured a license to marry on Tuesday.

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Marriage License: On Saturday the probate judge issued a marriage license to Edwards VanMeter, aged 37, and Mrs. Sarah J. Belcher, aged 37, of Hazelton.

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Married: John B. Shumate of Medicine Lodge and Maggie Beckley of Kiowa were married yesterday at noon by Probate Judge Lacey at his office.

Apr 7, 1899

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Milt Greever, of Eagle township, on Thursday, March 30th, a girl. Dr. D.S. Angell in attendance. All parties doing well.

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Died: The wife of George Kelbaugh of Eagle township died Wednesday, April 5, after several weeks' illness with typhoid pneumonia. Mrs. Kelbaugh was about forty years of age, and it can be truly said of her that she was one of God's noble women. She never failed to respond to calls of assistance by her neighbors and stranger and friend alike found welcome at the threshold of her home. The husband and children have the sympathy of everyone. And @ Apr 14, 1899, pg 2, col 3: Mrs. George Kelbaugh, whose death was announced last week, was laid to rest in the Mule Creek cemetery. She leaves a husband and five children. [Eagle township news]

Apr 14, 1899

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Rule of Sharon township, on [Apr] 7th, a son, Dr. Cushenbery in attendance.

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Tedrow, on Monday night, April 10th, a daughter, Dr. D.E. Tedrow in attendance. The liberality with which Harve circulates cigars shows the popularity of the young lady in her own household.

Apr 21, 1899

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Died: Dr. R.H. Reed died very suddenly at Sharon Wednesday night. He woke up feeling badly and started to get some medicine when he fell dead. He was about 70 years old. See also: Apr 28, pg 2: The remains of Dr. Reed were taken to Attica on Thursday and interred in the cemetery at that place. We can say of Dr. Reed, he was a good man. He had many friends and no enemies. All sympathize with his widow and son. [Sharon news]

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. John Luallen, on Friday, April 14, 1899, twin girls, Dr. Kociell in attendance. John goes about his business just as if nothing had happened, but Uncle Jim Smythe says he tried to make angel food without eggs the other day.

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Died: "Another Good Citizen of Medicine Lodge Passed Away This Week" - Medicine Lodge is called again this week to mourn the death of one of her best citizens and business men. Orlando Vernon Lytle, who has suffered so long with that dreadful disease - cancer - passed away at 7 o'clock Monday evening, April 17, 1899, aged forty-two years, two months and seventeen days. He was stricken with cancer about five years ago, but all the skill of eminent specialists could not arrest the progress of the disease. Mr. Lytle was a native Kansan and a citizen of Barber county since 1878. He was a man who easily made friends and kept them. If he had an enemy no one knows it. He was a man of great energy and physical courage. For the past two years he has been engaged in the harness and saddlery business in this city. His funeral was conducted at the family residence by Rev. W.A. Cain at 5 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, and was largely attended. His remains were laid away in Highland cemetery under the direction of the Masonic fraternity. He leaves a wife and four children to mourn his untimely death and contend with life's battles, but their grief is lightened by the knowledge that it is shared by the many citizens who called Vernon Lytle friend. [Letter of Thanks signed by Mrs. O.V. Lytle & Family, Brother and Sisters.] See also pg 3, col 2: Mrs. O.V. Lytle was appointed administrator of her husband's estate.

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Married: In Medicine Lodge, April 15th, Mr. Arthur R. Gearhart, of Kiowa, Kansas, and Miss Floy S. McLaughlin, of Seville, Ohio, Rev. W.A. Cain officiating. Mr. Gearhart is a young man of fine address, and strong moral character, and is associated with his father in the milling business. Miss Gearhart is a Christian young woman with good education and fine accomplishments. The best of wishes follow the young couple in their new home.

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Married: Miss Wirtie E. Caruthers, daughter of E.P. Caruthers, formerly publisher of the Index, of this city, was married on April 2nd to Will A. Jones, a newspaper man of Kennett, Mo., where Mr. Caruthers and family now reside. Miss Mirtie's Medicine Lodge friends extend congratulations.

Apr 28, 1899

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Born: To A.M. Lumpkin and wife, a son, on Friday, [Apr] 21st.

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. George Moore, on Friday, April 21, 1899, a son, Dr. Moore in attendance.

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Married: B.R. Louthan of Valley township and Miss B.C. Coperham, of Rodney, Missouri, were married by Probate Judge Lacy, on April 20th. The Cresset extends congratulations.

May 5, 1899

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. R.F. Wood, on Thursday evening, April 20, a daughter. Dr. Moore in attendance.

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Married: L.W. Fullerton and Mary E. Betty, two well known young people of Hazelton, were married Wednesday evening. Mr. Fullterton is the genial cashier of the Bank of Hazelton and his bride is one of Barber county's fairest daughters, and popular school teachers. The Cresset extends congratulations.

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Died: Franklin Maurice Kidd, only son of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Kidd, died Sunday, April 30, aged seven years, two months and twenty-five days, after an illness of one week. Rev. J.F. Irwin preached the funeral Monday. His little school mates acted as pall bearers and accompanied the remains to Highland cemetery. He was a bright and lovable child, and the sympathy of all goes out to the parents who mourn the death of their first born. [See also Index transcription @ May 3, 1899.]

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Married: It is reported that C.W. Kritzmire was married to Miss Mattie Fuller near Alva last Sunday.

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Married: A marriage license was issued Monday to Murray A. Davis and Elsie E. Wesley of Lake City. They were married Monday evening.

May 12, 1899

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Marriage License: A license was issued Wednesday by Probate Judge Lacy to Edward E. Teagle, aged 27, and Lillie Clark, aged 18, both of Mingona township. [See marriage below.]

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Died: The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. S.A. Boggs, living on Hoag farm, died Sunday, aged forty-eight hours. It was buried in Lake City cemetery. The parents have the sympathy of everyone.

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Died: Thomas Reeves died at Cherryvale at 11 o'clock Tuesday night of kidney and other diseases. The news of his death was a great shock to this community where he was so well known. He moved from here to Cherryvale about six weeks ago to take charge of his father-in-law's farm. S.W. Ireland, C.B. Kinkaid and George Brandon, a committee from Delphia Lodge, K. of P., went over Monday to render what assistance they could. He was unconscious when they arrived.

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Died: Mrs. Dick Matthews died at her home in this city Tuesday night of blood poisoning. Her remains were taken to Lake City for burial, Rev. J.F. Irwin preaching the funeral. This is as sad a death as we ever chronicled. She was a noble woman, beloved by all. Death claimed her just when her family needed her most. She leaves a husband, four children of her own and three of her dead sister's children, who looked to her for a mother's care. Her aged parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Feltner, of Oklahoma, were with her when she died. Words cannot express to the bereaved ones the sympathy felt by this community. [See also Index transcription @ May 17, 1899, for Sarah Angeline Mathews.]

May 19, 1899

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Married: On Wednesday, May 10th, Edward E. Teagle and Lillie Clark were united in marriage by Rev. J.H. Shamberger at his residence near Mingona. Both of these young people live in Mingona township, and they have a host of friends who will join the Cresset in wishing them a happy and prosperous married life.

May 26, 1899

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Married: At the home of the bride's parents in Elm Mills township, Sunday afternoon, May 21, 1899, at 2 o'clock, William H. Warren and Emma Lunsford were united in marriage, Rev. R.W. McQuerry officiating. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Warren and is one of the best young men in Barber county. The bride is a charming young lady, noted for her piety and Christianity. After the beautiful words which made them one were spoken, we were invited to the dining room where we partook of a bountiful repast for the nourishment of our bodies. The afternoon was pleasantly spent, the guests being served with ice cream which was much enjoyed. The next day Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Warren invited their many friends to their home in honor of their son and daughter-in-law. The day was passed away all to swiftly because everyone seemed to have brightness in their hearts and smiles on their faces, wishing the bride and groom a long and happy life. By and by I heard a voice say, "dinner is ready." We partook of the hospitality so abundantly in evidence and wishes such occasions would happen oftener. Signed: R.W. McQuery. [See also Index transcription @ May 24, 1899.]

Jun 2, 1899

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Died: At her home in Woods county, Oklahoma, on May 22, 1899, Kate Henton, the wife of a year of H.H. Lewis, aged 27 years, 7 months and 21 days. The remains were laid to rest at Capron, near her home. The funeral was the largest ever held in Woods county. She leaves a husband, a baby boy but two months old, a widowed mother and eight brothers and sisters to mourn her death. Mrs. Wm. Parsons of this city is a sister. Kate Henton Lewis grew to womanhood at Sharon, this county. He parents were pioneers in Barber county, being the second family to settle in the Sharon valley. She loved life and tried to make very one around her look upon the bright side. Since 1887 she had been a devoted member of the Christian church. She so lived that all who knew her, loved her.

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Married: It is reported here that Del Patterson and Amanda Burdette were married at Alva one day last week. [Hazelton news]

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Birthday: L.W. Storey of Sharon celebrated his sixty-fourth birthday Sunday by holding a family reunion. John Singer and family of this city were present, Mrs. Singer being a daughter.

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Born: The heavy wind storms around Kiowa the past two weeks is thought to be due to the arrival of a fine boy at the home of Milt Hull of the Review. Milt was giving vent to his feelings.

Jun 9, 1899

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Died: "A Former Deputy Treasurer of Barber Count Passes Away at Adrian, Michigan" - W.S. Weaver, well known in Barber county, died at Adrian, Michigan on May 28. The many friends of himself and family in this county will hear the news with sincere regret. The Adrian Daily Telegram gives the following sketch of the deceased and notice of his funeral: "Wm. Loren Weaver was born in Adrian October 27, 1866, and in this city his boyhood and youth were passed. After leaving school he occupied the office of clerk in the office of Millard, Weaver & Weaver for a few years. Then he went to Kansas and pre-empted a quarter section of government land in the southwestern portion of that state, after which he was employed as clerk and expert accountant in the office of the county treasurer at Medicine Lodge, Barber county, Kansas. He was married at that place March 24, 1891, to Miss Sarah G. McGrath, of Mt. Carroll, Ill. In February, 1892, he returned to Adrian with his wife and child for a visit at the paternal home, and listening to the entreaties of his friends to remain here, he entered into the employ of the Lake Shore, first as clerk with E.E. Marble, freight agent, then as clerk for Roadmaster Hoyt, at Jackson, Mich., returning with him to Adrian and occupying the place of assistant on the main line from Toledo to Elkhart. In August last, he was promoted to the position of roadmaster on the Lansing and Ypsilanti divisions. During the severe snow storm of March 6, while clearing the track of the frozen drifts, the snow plow was thrown from the track. He was at his post of duty, guiding the plow. The six other occupants with him were severely stunned. These he succeeded in arousing and rescuing from the burning car. Though realizing that he was severely bruised and shaken up, he did not give up his work at once but a very serious brain difficulty shortly ensued and delirium, with but two or three partly conscious intervals continued, until after seven weeks death came. His mind dwelt almost continually on scenes of the wreck and his great cry was, "Save the boys, don't mind me whether I get out or not." Will was of an extremely affectionate, generous and sensitive nature and hosts of friends will mourn his early death. He leaves a wife and two children, a little boy of seven, a girl of four. His father and mother and three sisters, Mrs. E.B. Peck and Mrs. H.B. Steck, of Chicago, and Mrs. Frank P. Dodge, of this city. Mr. Weaver was a general favorite among his workmen, being a practical railroad man and the anxiety shown by those under his management showed the high esteem in which he was held. [Deleting some material because of length. His brothers-in-law participated in the ceremony: E.B. Peck, F.P. Dodge, along with many railroad officials and employees, members of the local Bar association, etc. Mr. Weaver was buried in Oakwood cemetery in Adrian, Michigan. Please check the microfilm for the complete text of this page long obituary.]

Jun 16, 1899

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Died: We are sorry to announce the death of the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Baier, age 8 months. The cause of its death was brain fever. It died on the 7th. The remains were laid away in Mule Creek cemetery on Friday last at 10 o'clock. Rev. Thorne preached the funeral.

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Marriage License: Aaron Smith, aged 32, and Edna R. Crissman, aged 20, of Kiowa, were granted a license to marry Tuesday.

Jun 23, 1899

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Church Resolution: Friendship Baptist Church, In Memoriam for O.V. Lytle, born February 28, 1857, joined the church March 10, 1896.

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell, living on the Shell farm east of town, on Wednesday night, June 21, a son. Dr. Moore in attendance.

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Died: Margaret B., one of Mr. and Mrs. John Luallen's twin daughters died at 1:25 Saturday morning, June 17, aged two months and three days. The baby had been sick about two weeks. Rev. J.F. Irwin, pastor of the M.E. church, conducted the funeral service at the family residence Sunday afternoon, which was largely attended by the many friends of the bereaved parents. Mr. and Mrs. Luallen desire to express their appreciation to the neighbors and friends who so kindly assisted them during the sickness of their little daughter. Such acts of kindness will always be held in grateful memory. [And also @ col 2: Dr. Sam Luallen came up from Alva Saturday to attend the funeral of his brother John's baby. He has a good dental practice in Alva.]

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Marriage License: A license to marry was issued to William M. Wilhite, aged 26, and Stella A. Robinson, aged 24, of Hardtner, on Tuesday.

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Marriage License: Joseph M. Burns, aged 50, secured a license Monday to marry Mary Jared, aged 35. Both parties live at Hazelton.

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Marriage License: Charley B. Rumsey, aged 21, and Essie Pearl Ebing, aged 15, both of Kiowa, were granted a license to marry Tuesday morning.

Jun 30, 1899

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Born & Died: A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Lew Lebrecht in Harper on Monday of last week. It died in a few hours.

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Died: Joseph Evans, living with his son, Oliver, between this city and Sharon, died rather suddenly last Tuesday morning. He was 76 years old, and though he had been in feeble health for some time, it was not thought he was so near death's door. His remains were taken to Sharon for interment beside those of his wife, who died a few years ago.

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Died: Bessie, the little twenty-months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Curtis, who was bitten by a rattlesnake on Wednesday evening of last week, died in terrible agony from the effects of the bite Saturday morning. Everything possible was done to relieve the suffering of the little one and save her life, but the poison had too great a hold. The remains were buried in Highland cemetery, this city, Saturday afternoon. The parents have the sympathy of everyone.

Jul-Dec 1899

Barber County Newspapers



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