Ash
Axline
Boggs
Booher
Brandon
Case
Case
Churchill
Davis
Doran
Fair
Farmer
Fox
Frazier
Gibson
Johnston
Knight
Knowles
Kumberg
Lacy
Lindley
Lorton
Luallen
Massey
Michelson
Neece
Purdy
Rule
Schnelle
Showalter
Siece
Smith
Sparks
Springer
Squier
Stephens
Stockstill
Thompson
Vangundy
Williams
Woodard

REEL #M870/KSHS Microfilm Collection

Medicine Lodge Cresset: Jan-Feb 1901

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 4, 1901

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Born: A.W. Schnelle and wife are happy over the arrival of a new boy. [Sharon news]

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Marriage License: Issued Monday to David Stephens and Asckandra [sic] Siece of Sharon township.

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Married: Samuel G. Vangundy and Nellie Neece of Kiowa were married at the Central [Hotel] in this city on December 27th by Probate Judge Lacy.

Jan 11, 1901

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. F.S. Knowles on December 31st, twin boys, Dr. Hutcheson in attendance. [Sun City news]

Jan 18, 1901

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. C. Farmer, on Wednesday of last week, a daughter.

pg 2, col 2

Married: Harry E. Fox, of this township, was married on January 10th to Miss Grace Springer, of Severance, Kansas. They will make their home one mile west of town. Harry is an industrious young man and his bride possesses many graces.

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Died: Beatrice, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Squire Boggs of Hazelton, died January 3, 1901, aged seven months and twenty-five days. A sad accident caused the death of the little one, and nothing could avail to save the little life. The grief stricken parents have the sympathy of the community in their affliction. Mr. and Mrs. Boggs desire to extend their thanks to the neighbors who gave them kind assistance. The Kiowa News gives the following particulars attending the death of of Squire Boggs' little daughter: A sad accident happened Thursday at the home of Squire Boggs. While Mrs. Boggs left the room for a moment her eight months old baby, sitting in a high chair near the cook stove, tipped over and unfortunately fell partly in a pan of hot water standing on the floor. The screams of the child attracted the attention of the mother, who was terrified to find her baby scalded beyond hope. Everything possible was done to save the little sufferer. Death relieved it of its misery a short time after the unfortunate accident had happened.

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Frank Knight, on Monday night, January 14, a son. Dr. Moore.

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Died: Mrs. B. Kumberg, the aged mother of Frank Kumberg, died at the home of her son Monday night, January 14. She was ninety-two years of age. Funeral services were held Tuesday.

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Married: Just as the Cresset was being put on the press last week, notice of the marriage of Bert. E. Thompson, of Kiowa, and Anna G. Stockstill of Sharon township was handed in, and in consequence only a brief mention was made of the event, so important in the lives of these popular young people. Both of them have grown up in Barber county. The young lady was born in this county and the writer of this has known her since she was a wee tot. She is the daughter of T.B. Stockstill of Sharon township, and she has the accomplishments and disposition to make her husband a happy home. Mr. Thompson is a son of Mr. and Mrs. L.W. Thompson of this township. At present he is telegraph operator for the Missouri Pacific at Kiowa. He enjoys the confidence of his company and is popular with those who do business with the Missouri Pacific at that point. The Cresset extends congratulations.

Jan 25, 1901

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Died: It is with deepest sorrow that we announce the death of the wife of George C. Smith of Moore township, this county, which occurred at Marshall, Missouri, on Friday morning, January 18, 1901. She was first taken ill with the grip and this was complicated by the birth of a daughter on the 15th. Mrs. Smith had many warm friends in Medicine Lodge and among her neighbors in Moore township who endorse he sentiment expressed in the following notice of her death taken from the Marshall Index: "Mrs. Sarah Smith died at the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Margaret Squier, on Odell avenue, Friday morning at 5:40 o'clock, aged 37 years. Mrs. Smith was born in Ohio in 1863 and was the daughter of Dr. E. and Katherine Showalter. The deceased left her birthplace with her parents when but a mere child, going to Michigan, where she resided but a short time. Her parents then moved to Waterloo, Iowa, where she was united in marriage with George C. Smith on December 21, 1887. The newly wedded couple located in Barber county, Kansas, where they have since resided. During the Thanksgiving holidays Mrs. Smith, with her husband and two little children, came to Marshall to spend the winter with relatives. Mrs. Smith was confined but a short time and her death seems almost unbearable to the broken-hearted husband and children who, by her death, have lost life's greatest blessing - a kind and loving mother, a much devoted wife. She was a most lovable Christian character and her aim in this life has ever been to do things pleasing to her Master. She leaves a husband and three small children - Ada, aged 12, Georgia, aged 6, and a little babe but four days old. She also leaves a mother, three brothers and sisters - all living in California - to mourn her demise. The remains were taken to Auxvasse, Callaway county, to be laid to rest beside the husband's father and mother in Auxvasse church cemetery." Mr. Smith writes the Cresset that he will probably return home next week, to take up life's battles the best he may. If there is consolation in expressions of sympathy by friends - and there is - he will find it here among the great many who knew and loved his wife for her innumerable noble traits. His children will remain in Missouri with their relatives. [See also Index transcription @ Jan 30, 1901.]

Feb 1, 1901

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Died: Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Rule have the sympathy of the entire community for the loss of their little daughter, who has been an invalid from birth. [Sharon news]

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Died: Helen Blanche, aged two years, ten months and twenty-nine days, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Case, died at 12:30 o'clock Thursday morning, January 31, 1901. She was only ill two days. The cause of death was stomach affection [sic]. Little Helen was a sweet child, and the parents have the sympathy of all in their sudden bereavement. The funeral was held at the family residence at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon.

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Died: Cyrus W. Osbourne, whose death was noted last week, was one of those citizens whose word is as good as a bond. He had lived in Barber county for a great many years. At the time of his death he was sixty-three years, seven months and twenty-six days old. The cause of death was heart and lung trouble. Rev. J.F. Irwin conducted the funeral services in this city Thursday afternoon, January 22nd, and his remains laid to rest in Highland cemetery. [See also Index transcription @ Jan 30, 1901.]

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Died: In Elm Mills township in Barber county, Kansas, January 22, 1901, Mr. Truman Churchill in his 77th year. Mr. Churchill was born near Mentor, Ohio, March 21, 1824. He was married to Charlotte A. Davis February 9, 1851. To this union was born three children, two of whom are still living, Lenora M. Woodard, who lives at Woodstock, Illinois, and Charlotte A. Purdy, at Port Huron, Michigan. On October 18, 1858, he married his now bereaved widow at Woodstock, Illinois, and to this union was born four children, all of whom are living, Cora M. Rench, residing at Rockwell City, Iowa and three sons, Josiah T., Harry M., and Ernest W. live in Kansas and were present with their mother at the funeral. Mr. Churchill was converted at the age of 19 and united with the Free Will Baptist church in Ohio. On moving to Iowa some years afterward he united with the Missionary Baptist church and was elected deacon of the church. Moving to his late residence in Kansas in the spring of 1898, he with his wife united with the Baptist church in Medicine Lodge, was elected deacon of this church also, and has gone by the name of "Deacon" Churchill. In November 1862, Mr. Churchill enlisted as a soldier in the civil war in the 95th Ill. volunteers at Rockford. In February 1865 was discharged on account of disability, at Davenport, Iowa. Mr. Churchill was the last to die of a family of 11 children, all having lived to an advanced age. For 42 years he and his wife have lived together without a death in the family. In his last sickness he bore is affliction with patience, though a great sufferer. He was perfectly resigned to the will of God, almost his last words being, "I am fully prepared to go." He lived the life of faith and died as he had lived, triumphant in the faith. Brother Churchill's funeral took place in the Methodist church at Sawyer, Jan. 24th, at 11 o'clock. The house was filled with his friends and loved ones. There were but four of the family present, the wife and three sons. The sermon was preached from the text, "And I hear a voice from heaven saying, right blessed are the dead which died in the Lord from henceforth; yea, saith the spirit, that they may rest from their labors, for their works follow with them," Rev. 14:13. Rev. J.J. Griffin, pastor of the Baptist church, Medicine Lodge, officiating. [NB: Obviously, Mr. Churchill married twice, but there is no clarifying information about the death/departure of Charlotte Davis Churchill, nor the name of his 2nd wife.][See also Index transcription @ Jan 30, 1901, although the text is virtually identical.]

Feb 8, 1901

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Born: H.H. Fair and wife are rejoicing over the birth of a little daughter. Dr. S.E. Wisner. [Sharon news]

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Birthday: Sunday was Mrs. J.P. Massey's birthday and a pleasant surprise was given her by her friends and relatives.

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Died: Zella M., the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George B. Brandon, and their first born, died at 9:30 Wednesday morning, February 6th, 1901, of tonsilitis. The little girl was two years, eight months and four days old. Among the many homes saddened recently the hand of death has not fallen so heavily as in this one. The sunshine of their home has gone out, and it will be many dreary months before Time brings to their hearts the healing balm. We who have experienced a like sorrow know how to sympathize with them. Rev. W.T. McLain conducted the funeral service at the family residence at 3:30 yesterday afternoon.

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Died: May, the little three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Ash, died Thursday, January 31st, and was buried in Highland cemetery Friday. The hardest trials in life is [sic] laying the little ones away among the dead. Mr. and Mrs. Ash have the sympathy of everyone.

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Married: At the home of the bride in this city Wednesday evening, February 6th, 1901, Louis Michelson of Wichita and Clara C. Lacy, Rev. W.T. McLain, pastor of the Christian church, officiating. The bride is the daughter of Probate Judge and Mrs. B. Lacy. She has grown up in Medicine Lodge and has a large circle of friends. Mr. Michelson is a nice appearing young man and worth of his bride. The young couple will remain here until next Monday and then go to their home in Wichita.

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. T.L. Lindley, on Thursday morning, February 7th, a son. Dr. Moore.

Feb 15, 1901

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Williams, last week, a daughter.

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Married: Wm. H. Frazier and Ida May Case were married at Wellington last week.

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Died: At 8 o'clock Sunday morning, February 10th, Joseph P. Gibson died at his home in this city, aged 58 years, 8 months and 15 days. The cause of death was pneumonia. He was first taken ill on Monday evening, February 4th, and but few knew of his serious illness until his death was announced. He leaves a wife and eight children - William F. and John D., who reside in Oklahoma, Mrs. John Luallen, Carrie Cornie, Gladys, Fern and Helen. All but the two boys were with him when death came. He had been married three times. Mr. Gibson was a native of Tennessee and served three years in defense of his county with the 4th Tennessee cavalry. He came to Barber county twenty-one years ago. He was deeply religious and took a prominent part in church affairs. For thirty-five years he had been a member of the Methodist church. He was a good man and citizen. The funeral services were held at the family residence Tuesday afternoon, Rev. J.F. Irwin making the funeral address. His remains were laid away in Highland cemetery by his old comrades - members of Eldred Post G.A.R. [Eldred Post No. 174 Memorial resolution follows for Joseph Pinkney Gibson, Co. C, 4th Regiment, Tennessee cavalry.]

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Died: The wife of Squire George B. Johnston died at her home near Hazelton Monday morning. She had not enjoyed good health for many years but the immediate cause of death was grip. Mrs. Johnston was one of those women who busied herself in doing good to others. She was prominent in church work. She will be sadly missed by the people of Hazelton among whom she lived for so many years. Mrs. Mary A. Johnston was born in Mercer county, Pennsylvania, and came from there to Hazelton in 1885. At the time of her death her age was 59 years, 5 months and 18 days. She had been a great sufferer from asthma for many years. Mrs. Johnston was a devoted member of the Methodist church, and the funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. R.A. Sawyer. A large concourse followed the remains to the Hazelton cemetery, and the public schools and all places of business closed during the services.

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. John Booher, on Wednesday, February 13th, a daughter. Dr. Moore.

Feb 22, 1901 [last issue on reel]

Died: Del Sparks died very suddenly at Woodward last week. The cause of death was Bright's disease. He had been in bad health for some time. A few weeks ago he went to Oklahoma, hoping the climate would prove beneficial, and he did get better for a time. His remains were taken to his home in Kansas City for burial. Guy and Lail Sparks of this county were his brothers. Lail and his brother-in-law, Tom Doran, of Woodward, went to Kansas City with the remains. Del grew to manhood in this county, and he was liked by everyone. A few years ago he went to Kansas City and engaged in the live stock commission business. He leaves a wife who is heartbroken over his sudden death. His wife is a niece of Senator Vest of Missouri.

Cresset: Mar-Jun 1901

Barber County Newspapers



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