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Medicine Lodge Cresset: July-Dec 1902

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)


Jul 4, 1902

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Married: C.B. Currie and Mrs. Lilah M. Field were married in Kansas City on Monday, June 30, at the home of the bride’s son, Robert S. Field. This marriage has been anticipated for some time by their many friends in Medicine Lodge, and when Mr. Currie left here Saturday, ostensibly to hunt harvest hands, his true mission was suspected. Both of the high contracting parties have lived neighbors since the “early days,” and no two people in the county have more friends and well-wishers than they, and the Cresset joins in extending to them felicitations on their marriage. Mr. and Mrs. Currie arrived home Tuesday night and went at once to the beautiful Currie home near Medicine Lodge.

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Married: Mr. Thomas L. Parker, a former Barber county boy, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard J. Parker, was married Wednesday, June 25th, to Miss Cora M. Baxter, of Winfield. They were married at the home of the bride’s parents in Winfield. Rev. J.W. Martin of Perry, Oklahoma, formerly professor of Greek at the M.E. college in Winfield, officiated. After the serving of a delightful breakfast and an hour of social enjoyment with the few invited friends and relatives, the young couple took the north bound train for Newton where they will make their future home. Mr. Parker is at present engaged in the insurance business at Newton.

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Married: On June 18th, Mr. Ignacy Gabryelski of Pennsylvania and Miss Constance Pileski of this city were united in marriage here by Father Moloney. The announcement of this marriage was not made until this week. The bride is a niece of Dr. S. Kociell. She and her mother came here about two years ago from Poland. Mr. and Mrs. Gabryelski left Tuesday for Colorado, where they will remain a few weeks and then go to their home in Pennsylvania. The Cresset extends congratulations.

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Married: Sherrill Fullerton of Kiowa and Rena Mathew of Hazelton were united in marriage at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Fullerton last Sunday evening by Rev. Dibbens. It is hard to tell whether Sherrill or Floyd got the prettiest wife, but we wish them every success and enjoyment in life. [Kiowa news]

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Died: H.W. Hoyt was in Sharon Tuesday. His wife died on the 26th of June. She was forty-two years of age and left six living children, the youngest two weeks old She was a member of the church and died in the triumph of the living faith. Mr. Hoyt lives in the Nine Cottonwood valley. We extend sympathy to him and his family in their bereavement and sorrow.


Jul 11, 1902

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Married: Arthur Delmont and Minnie Rule of Sharon township were united in marriage in this city on the Fourth by Judge W.T. Collins. [Also @ pg 5, col 2, Sharon news: Married on July 4th, Miss Minnie Rule, daughter of Oliver Rule, to Mr. Arthur Delmont of Missouri. The parties are well known in this vicinity and highly respected. Good wishes to both.

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Married: On July 3rd, Judge Collins performed the ceremony united Thomas McFadden and Jessie Prieze of Kiowa in marriage. The Cresset extends best wishes to both couples.

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Married: We heard of another wedding which was somewhat on the sly. The parties went to Harper expecting to find county authorities but discovered their mistake and got a rig and drove to Anthony, where they found everything all right and the bride’s name was changed from Mrs. Nettie Drury to that of Mrs. Oliver Owen. Congratulations heaped upon them by the hundreds.

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Died: T.C. Basley was buried at the Sharon cemetery last Monday. He started for Colorado some time ago to try and regain his health, but died soon after getting there and was shipped back to Sharon to be buried among his friends. Such is fate. The old gentleman was a good Christian man and has gone to try the realities of a more glorious existence where parting will be no more. We extend sympathies to the bereaved.

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Died: The week old infant of Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Lauby of Kingman county died at the home of Will Harding in Valley township Sunday, July 6th.


Jul 18, 1902

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Married:

            James A. Hutchins and Nettie Cooper, of Kiowa, were married by Probate Judge Lacy on Thursday, July 10th.

            James E. Barbour of Sharon and Laura B. Gaddie of Medicine Lodge township were married by Rev. G.L. Swan at his residence in this city Saturday, July 12th. The bride is a daughter of R.D. Gaddie.

            Our Sharon correspondent notes the marriage of John Solf and Rhoda Cushenbery by Rev. Geo. C. Robinson. And @ pg 5: Miss Rhoda Cushenbery and Mr. John Solf were united in marriage last Sunday, July 13th, at the home of the bride. Rev. George Robinson performed the ceremony. The parties grew up from childhood in this community and are highly respected by everybody. The bride is a daughter of Charles Cushenbery. May congratulations be heaped upon them by the hundreds. [Sharon news]

            Robert J. Dunbar and Nellie P. Garvin, both of Hazelton, were married in this city Wednesday, July 16th, by Probate Judge Lacy.

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Died: The little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Houser died last week. [Northwestern Barber news]

Born: Mr. and Mrs. Joe Massey welcomed a new baby boy to their hearts and home last week. [Northwestern Barber news]

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Born: To S.J. Adams and wife on July 12th, a son. Dr. Kociell.

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Died: The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Bragg of Eagle township died on Sunday, July 13th, aged about eight months. It was buried in Mule Creek Cemetery, the funeral being held Monday. The parents have the sympathy of all.


Aug 1, 1902

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Born: Tuesday morning, July 29, to Mr. and Mrs. Al Heflin, a daughter a trifle over standard weight.

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Married: John Zook of Corwin and Miss Ida Skusa of Kiowa were married last Wednesday at Corwin. They will make their home in Corwin. Mr. Zook runs Mr. Mackey’s lumber yard there for him. Miss Skusa is one of Kiowa’s brightest and smartest young women. Their friends all join us in wishing them a happy future. [Kiowa news]

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Born: Frank Upton and wife were made happy by the appearance of a boy baby on the 25th. Dr. Atwell. [Sharon news]

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Married: Miss Helen Anderson, who recently taught at the Rock school house, was married last month to Wm. Russell of Oklahoma. No. 14 has the reputation of being a hard school to manage, but it ought to be popular, as every unmarried teacher who has taught there any term in the last decade has married shortly afterward, except Mrs. Anna Payton, and if all tales are true, she is not going to break the record.

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Married: Earl Dow and Lula June Garten were married Wednesday, July 23rd, at the home of the bride’s parents in Mingona township, by Rev. J.H. Shamberger.

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Born: To W.H. Cooke and wife, of Lake City, on Wednesday, July 23rd, a son. Dr. Moore.


Aug 8, 1902

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Died: Dorleska Hoyt Lovejoy, wife of J.C. Lovejoy, died at the residence of her daughter and only child, Mrs. Waldron Chase, in this city at 7:15 Friday morning, August 1st, 1902, aged sixty-five years, three months and one day. She had been an invalid for a number of years,, and was brought to this city from Manchester, New Hampshire, by her husband a few months ago with the hope that this climate would benefit her health. Mrs. Lovejoy was born at Bethlehem, New Hampshire, on April 30th, 1836. She was a loveable woman and bore her physical suffering with patient fortitude. A brief prayer service was held at the home of Waldron Chase Saturday morning, after which the mourning husband and daughter started with the remains to the old New Hampshire home where interment will be made in the family burying lot. The floral offerings by sympathizing friends were many and beautiful.

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Married: At the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.G. Hanson on Tuesday evening, August 5th, Elisha W. Stout and Nona Hulick were united in marriage by Rev. J.J. Griffin, pastor of the Baptist church. Only the relatives and a few intimate friends witnessed the ceremony. Mr. Stout has grown up in Medicine Lodge. The bride’s home is in Nebraska but she has lived here and at Lake City for some time. The Cresset extends congratulations.

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Born: It’s not the stringhalt that makes Harry Cooke step so high, but the arrival of a boy baby on July 30th.


Aug 22, 1902

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Died: “Old Citizen Dead” - James J. Hodge died at his home in this city at 5 o’clock Sunday morning, August 17th, 1902, aged 67 years, 7 months and 15 days. The cause of death was cancer from which he had suffered untold pain for a number of years. While his family were expecting his death, yet it was hard for them to realize that he had passed over the stormy waters to the peace beyond. Mr. Hodge came to Barber county among the first settlers, locating in Aetna township. A few years ago he sold his ranch and moved to this city. A wife, who has helped to sustain him through all of his pain, and several children survive him. Two of his children, George R. Hodge and Mrs. H. Cox, live in this city. Mr. Hodge was an old soldier, who fought for the union of states as he has since lived, for the glory of American citizenship. The funeral services were conducted Sunday evening by Rev. J.J. Griffin, pastor of the Baptist church. Mrs. Hodge and children wish to extend to the many friends their thanks and appreciation for their kindness and assistance rendered during Mr. Hodge’s sickness.

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Birthday: “A Pleasant Surprise” - A surprise party was given at the home of W.S. Moomau in Valley township last Sunday in honor of their daughter-in-law’s (Mrs. Park Moomau) 25th birthday. To say that Mrs. Moomau was surprised would be putting it mildly. The dinner table was bountifully spread with delicacies in plenty for all. During the afternoon ice cream, cake and lemonade were served. All who were ____ had a good time and left wishing Mrs. Moomau many happy returns of the day. Those present were V.C. Sleeper and wife, A.J. Trotter and wife, J.M. Gardner, wife and two children, Park Moomau, wife and two children, J.J. Bently, Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson, W.S. Moomau, wife and three children. The young people were Edith and Elsie Trotter, Dottie and Esther Johnson, Nellie and Hazel Bently, Sayde and Inez Moomau, Emma and Martha Fairley, Walter, Charles and Cleve Moomau, Nelson Strohl, Bert White, Bert Evans, Charles Hogard and Harry Schallman. Signed: One Who Was There.

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Married: Frank J. Overstreet and Crissie C. Cramer of Kiowa were married at the Baptist parsonage in this city Wednesday afternoon by Rev. J.J. Griffin. The bride is a daughter of J.B. Cramer, the real estate man, and the groom is highly spoken of by his acquaintances.

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Born: Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Thomas are the proud parents of a baby boy. Doc has quit pulling teeth for awhile to watch the baby’s teeth and lung power grow. [Kiowa news][See below @ Dec 5, 1902 for the death of this baby.]

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Born: To Billie Iliff and wife, yesterday morning, a son. Dr. Moore.

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Al. Wheat, on August 17th, a son. Dr. Osbourne.

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Married: Abe Jennings and Pearl Johnson, a colored couple from Kiowa, were married by Probate Judge Lacy Saturday evening. They were guests of Charley Moore while in the city.


Sep 12, 1902

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Birthday: Little Margaret Chandler’s first birthday party Monday afternoon was a success from every point of view. There were 110 children from twelve years old and under on the Chandler lawn, and if their joy was measured by the noise they made, it was the happiest crowd of young Americans ever assembled in this city. They were given all the ice cream and cake they could eat and a ride on Mr. Chandler’s automobile. Miss Margaret seemed to enter heartily into the affair, as she remained wide awake from the beginning to the finish.

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Married: Arthur C. Andrews of Marysville, Missouri and Gertrude A. Alexander were married at the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Alexander, in this city Tuesday evening, September 9, 1902, by Rev. J.J. Griffin, pastor of the Baptist church. Only the immediate relatives and a few friends were present. Mr. and Mrs. Andrews will make their home in Marysville, Missouri.

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Married: Bud Brakey and Lillian Dorman, who were married at Medicine Lodge Wednesday of last week, are keeping house in the Lovejoy flat. They have the best wishes of their many friends.


Sep 19, 1902

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Married: N.A. Lytle of this city and Miss Ray Nixon were united in marriage on Wednesday of this week at the home of the bride in Utica, Iowa. Both parties are well known here and are two of our most popular young people. Mr. Lytle is connected with the Citizens State Bank and Miss Nixon has been one of the teachers in our public schools the past two years. The Cresset extends congratulations.


Sep 26, 1902

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Died: On Sunday morning, September 21, 1902, John W. Potes died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L.D. Elliott, six miles northwest of town, aged 64 years, 9 months and 21 days. About a month ago he returned from a visit in Michigan and had been ill ever since. The cause of death was liver and kidney trouble. John W. Potes was born near Cleveland, Ohio, on November 30, 1837. He had been married twice and survived both wives. He came to Kansas and Barber county in 1884, locating near Kiowa. In 1892 he was elected county treasurer and served two terms. After his term of office expired he made his home here and at Alva, Oklahoma. He was a man who lived as he thought was right, and he left behind many warm friends. The funeral services were held at the Christian church in this city Monday afternoon, Rev. R.H. Tanksley officiating. The Masonic lodge of this city, of which order he was a member, adopted [a] Resolution of Respect. [Text of Resolution from Delta Lodge follows obituary.]

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Died: The Cresset received a card Wednesday from Henry Durst of Dayton, Ohio, announcing the death of his son, Henry Durst, jr., on Saturday evening, September 20th, of consumption. The young man came here several months ago for his health, but he came too late. About three weeks ago he returned home. He was born in Medicine Lodge November 3, 1884, and for five years attended the public schools here. The many old acquaintances of the Durst family extend sympathy. [See below @ Dec 5, 1902, pg 1, col 4, for death of Rosa Durst, sister of Henry.]

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Married: At Anthony, on Monday, September 15th, Richard Kenney of this county and Irene Billig of Harper were united in marriage. They came here last week and will make their home in Nippewalla township. Both parties are well known here and have the best wishes of everyone.

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Birthday: O.S. Boggs celebrated his 76th birthday Tuesday. Geo. W. Horney gave him a big dinner at the Grand, and on the table were some fine specimens of fruit from Mr. Boggs’ orchard. For his age, there is not a man in the county who does as much work as Mr. Boggs.

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Died: Mrs. Mary A. Mathews died at her home in Hazelton township on Wednesday, September 17th, aged 69 years, 2 months and 17 days. She leaves two sons, Harry and James Mathews, residents of Hazelton township.


Oct 3, 1902

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Married: Eugene Meador of Woods county, Oklahoma, and Linne Shanks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Shanks of Eagle township, were married in this city Saturday, September 28th, by Probate Judge Lacy. We wish for them sunny skies and smooth paths.

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Married: Wilbert M. Hayes and Clara Davidson were married at the Baptist parsonage in this city Sunday evening, September 28th, by Rev. J.J. Griffin. These young people have many friends in Medicine Lodge who wish for them every happiness.

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Dave Funk on Sunday night, September 21, a daughter. Dr. Moore. We are a little late with this item but we did not hear of it until this week.

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Marriage: Cards have been received here announcing the marriage of Bessie Mae Thompson to Guy Rogan Baysinger at Woodward, Oklahoma, on October 8th. Miss Thompson is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Thompson, former residents of Medicine Lodge. [See below for marriage.]


Oct 10, 1902

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Marriage: Mattie L. Gallagher, a Barber county girl and daughter of Mrs. J.D. Mathews of this city, was married in Pueblo, Colorado, last week. Her many friends here extend congratulations and best wishes. The Pueblo Chieftain has the following notice of her marriage: At the home of Mrs. L.A. Woods, 214 West Abriendo Avenue, Fred A. Woods and Miss Mattie L. Gallagher were united in wedlock, Rev. Thomas Stephenson officiating. The home was beautifully arranged for the occasion and a number of relatives and friends were present to join in the happy event. The bride and groom stood in front of the bay window. The minister and Miss Gladys Middlekamp marched in together, the minister using the beautiful ring service and Miss Middlekamp bearing the ring. Mr. Woods is connected with the Colorado car service bureau, and has lived in the city eleven years. He is a young man of excellent character and fine business ability. Mrs. Woods is the daughter of Mrs. J.D. Mathews, and is a lady of culture and refinement. The beautiful service and the happy home and gathering made a charming beginning to what many friends hope will be a long and prosperous married life. Mr. and Mrs. Woods will be at home after November 1 at 31 Block O.

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Married: At Woodward, Oklahoma, Wednesday evening, Oct. 8th, Guy Rogan Baysinger and Bessie Mae Thompson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Thompson, were united in marriage. The bride was born in Medicine Lodge, and her many friends here are sorry they could not be present at her wedding.

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Married: George W. Fain and Nellie Fausett of Cedar township were united in marriage in this city Monday, October 6th, by Probate Judge Lacy.

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Married: Junius E. Sullivan and Ruba A. Prock of Hazelton were united in marriage by Probate Judge Lacy in this city Wednesday, October 8th. May joy be with them.

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Marriage License: Issued Tuesday to W. Edgar Fausett of Neosho, Missouri, and Maud L. Fain of Cedar township.

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Born: To Emmett McCleary and wife, Tuesday, October 7th, a daughter. Dr. Tedrow.


Oct 17, 1902

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Died: The community was shocked Tuesday afternoon to learn of the death of Sallie Fuller, wife of William Fuller, living a few miles east of town, which occurred at 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, October 14th. Very few were aware that she had been ill. Death was caused by blood poisoning. The deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P.B. Cole, who are just recovering from severe illness. She was 26 years, 3 months and __ days of age. The funeral service was conducted at the family home Wednesday afternoon by Rev. W.J. Weber, pastor of the Methodist church of this city, and interment was made in Highland cemetery. The many friends of the family extend heart-felt sympathy

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Died: At 5 o’clock yesterday morning Judge A.B. Davenport died at his home in this city, aged 66 years, after an illness of several months. Funeral services will be held some time today. The arrangements had not been completed when the Cresset was put to press. Judge Davenport was an old citizen of Barber county, and highly respected by all who knew him.

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Died: The friends of the family here learned a few days ago of the death of Mrs. William Walker, which occurred at Douglass, Kansas, on September 9th. Mrs. Walker and her husband lived on the Miller farm for some time. They moved from there to Kiowa and had charge of the Commercial Hotel for a time. She had been ill since June. And Oct 24 @ pg 1, col 5: “Tribute to Mrs. Walker” - Permit me through the medium of your paper to give a grateful tribute to the memory of Mrs. William Walker, the notice of whose death appeared in the Cresset of last week. Mrs. Walker was well known in town, as well as in the country where she lived among us all for years. I speak for many when I say that a better neighbor there could not be. Wherever there was sickness, she was always to the fore and gladly gave time and substance to those who were in need. We, her many friends, deeply lament her death and find it hard to realize that the busy hands are still and the generous heart at rest for ever. Our sincere sympathy goes forth to the bereaved husband and sons. Signed: C.E. Betts.

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Married: John Runkle and Ida Huitt of Valley township were united in marriage Sunday, October 12, at the home of the bride’s parents, J.F. Huitt and wife.

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Married: Geo. A. Willliams of Pratt and Grace Beane of this city, both colored, were married Friday, October 10th, by Probate Judge Lacy.

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Died: A short time ago this community was greatly shocked by the sudden death of Mrs. Oliver Lunsford, née Amelia Burgin. Her illness was only of a day’s duration and few knew of it. All kinds of rumors were rife respecting her death. Doctors Hutcheson and Bucklin held a post mortem examination and found that death proceeded from congestion of the brain following a congestive chill. Mrs. Lunsford was only eighteen years of age. She leaves a beautiful baby girl less than a year old. The sympathy of everybody goes out to her motherless daughter, her husband, her brothers and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burgin. Mr. and Mrs. Burgin did not get to Coats until after their daughter was unconscious. Her brothers, Fred and Gilbert, who are employed in the post office at Alva, Oklahoma, arrived here in time for the funeral services. Her husband has taken the little one to his mother in Oklahoma. [Northwestern Barber news]


Oct 24, 1902

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Married: On Thursday evening, October 16, Roscoe Davis of Sharon and Nellie Martin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.M. Martin of this city, were united in marriage by Rev. F.S. Atwell. This wedding was quite a surprise, but we take great pleasure in congratulating them nevertheless. We have known Roscoe Davis ever since he wore kilts, and a better boy is not on the Barber county range. The bride is worthy of him.

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Born: To C.W. Kidd and wife, Wednesday, October 22nd, a daughter. Dr. Coleman.

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Marriage License: Joseph Ryan and Mary Turner of Attica secured a license to marry from Judge Lacy Monday.

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Died: The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Lewis of Eagle township died Sunday, October 19th, aged five days. We tender our sympathy to the parents in their first great sorrow.


Oct 31, 1902

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Married: On Saturday, October 25, 1902, James C. McGarvin of Deerhead township and Lulu M. Burton of Aetna were married in this city by Probate Judge Lacy. We met Jim that day and he gave us to understand that he only came to town to see the show. Jim McGarvin is one of the best young men in the southwest. We do not know the bride but the fact that she took Jim “for better or for worse” shows she is a young lady of good judgment. She is a daughter of J.W. Burton and wife of Aetna township. May they live long and prosper.

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. John McKeever, Sunday, October 26, a boy. Dr. Atwell.


Nov 7, 1902

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Clarke D. Rackley, Wednesday, November 5, a daughter.


Nov 14, 1902

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Died: Mrs. Syren Bailey of Green City, Mo., died of heart failure at her daughter’s (Mrs. A.W. Schnelle) home in this township on the 8th [of November]. Mrs. Bailey leaves a husband and four children in Missouri, besides Mrs. Schnelle of Sharon and John Whitaker of Oklahoma. She came to Sharon a week ago to visit her daughter and son and intended to start home on the 10th. Her age was 63 years, 8 months and 5 days. Besides her family she leaves a host of friends in Missouri and here to mourn her loss. A devoted wife, loving mother and a Christian in every sense. A.W. Schnelle and family wish to extend their thanks to their kind neighbors and friends for their aid and comfort in their sad hour of bereavement. Mr. Whitaker and Mrs. Schnelle started with the body of the deceased to her home in Missouri on the 10th to lay it away in the family cemetery. [Sharon news]

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Born: Mr. and Mrs. Marston Wells are the proud parents of a little daughter born last week.

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Married: On Tuesday, November 11th, Probate Judge Lacy united in marriage John L. Potts of Kingman and Coro M. Wainscott of Hazelton.


Nov 21, 1902

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Married: On Wednesday at noon, November 19th, Oscar Ray Stephens of Coats and Tressie Grigsby of Elm Mills were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Grigsby. Mr. Stephens is a business man of Coats and his bride is known to a large number of our people as a very lovable young lady.

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Married: Mrs. T.L. Lindley, Mrs. B.E. Wadsworth and Miss Zella Thomas went to Pratt Tuesday to be present at the marriage of Miss Susie Noble, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.T. Noble, to Loson L. Odle, which occurred Wednesday evening.

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Died: At her home in Sharon township on Monday, November 17, 1902, at 9:00 o’clock in the evening, Sarah Clough, wife of David Clough, aged 68 years, 1 month and 7 days. The cause of death was asthma. Mrs. Clough has been suffering for many years. She was a woman of great patience and fortitude, always up and full of business, a loving and affectionate mother, a devoted wife and a lover of truth and righteousness. The writer became acquainted with the family about twenty-two years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Clough have done their part in beautifying the valley. They were pioneer settlers of Sharon valley. Mrs. Clough leaves a large number of children and grandchildren, besides her husband, and a host of friends, to mourn her loss. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. J.R. McLain. Mr. Clough and Irvin wish to express their thanks to the kind friends and neighbors for their kindness and assistance during her sickness and burial.


Nov 28, 1902

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. C.Q. Chandler, on November 15th, a son.

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Engaged: Charley Peterson of Attica, well known here, is to be married to Miss Minnie Shaffer.

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Born: A Thanksgiving offering came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. Ferguson yesterday morning in the shape of a daughter. Dr. Coleman.

 

Dec 5, 1902

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Married: Dr. A.D. Updegraff of Anthony, Kansas, was married yesterday afternoon in Kansas City, Kansas, to Miss Sadie Eden. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Father Kuhls of the St. Mary’s Catholic church at the parsonage. Only members of the family were present. After the marriage, the bridal party repaired to the home of the bride’s mother, at 413 Nebraska Avenue, where dinner was served. The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Anna Tiernay and is a well known society woman of Kansas City, Kansas. Dr. Updegraff, while a resident of Kansas City, was surgeon for the Schwarzschild & Sulzberger packing house, and also assistant surgeon at Bethany Hospital. Dr. and Mrs. Updegraff left on a late train for Anthony, Kansas, where they will make their home. Kansas City Times. Mrs. Updegraff was one of Kansas City’s most estimable daughters; Dr. Updegraff is the well known physician and surgeon who cast his fortune with Anthony this summer and has already an enviable standing as a business man and an expert in his profession. We join their many friends and well wishers in hearty congratulations and best wishes for a happy and prosperous future. Anthony Republican. Dr. Updegraff is a son of Mr. and Mrs. M.E. Updegraff of near this city and a native of Barber county. If we remember correctly he always did hold pronounced views on the Garden of Eden.

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Died: Friends of the family here received word last week of the death of Rosa Durst, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Durst, at Dayton, Ohio. The cause of death was consumption. Miss Durst grew up almost to womanhood in Medicine Lodge. It was only a few weeks ago that her brother died of the same dreadful disease. The many friends in Barber county of the Durst family sympathize with them in their double bereavement.

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Married x 2: On Thanksgiving eve, Lew York and Mae Greever, and Mr. Livingston and Lea Greever were married at the home of Mr. and Mrs. O.T. Greever of Kiowa. We wish them every success and enjoyment of life. [Kiowa news]

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Died: Saturday evening at 8:20 p.m., the little baby boy of Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Thomas, Jr., passed away to its Heavenly Father and was buried Sunday afternoon at 3:30. Our hearts go out in sympathy for the bereaved parents. Dr. Thomas’ mother and little brother, Harry, arrived too late for the burial. [Kiowa news]

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Died: Mrs. Mae Lewis, wife of John Lewis of Kiowa, died last Sunday afternoon of blood poison and was buried Monday afternoon. Miss Mae, as she was called, held the esteem of all. She became a Christian three years ago. She was a daughter of R. McAlister and out of respect to the family, all business houses closed during the funeral service. She leaves a husband and little babe. [Kiowa news]

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Anderson, living up the river, on December 1, a son. Dr. Moore.

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Married: Probate Judge Lacy performed the marriage ceremony for Mathew J. Artman and Clara B. Cloutman of Sawyer on November 26.


Dec 12, 1902

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Died: Judge W.M. Pancoast, who died very suddenly at Isabel on Wednesday of last week - Dec. 3rd - was in his 55th year. He was born in Ohio into a family several members of which have achieved considerably prominence in public affairs. One of his brothers was recently appointed district judge in Oklahoma. The deceased served Pratt county two terms as probate judge. About a year ago he located at Isabel, this county, and engaged in the practice of law and the real estate business. The funeral service was conducted at Pratt on Saturday by the G.A.R. post in which he held a membership, and his remains laid to rest in the Pratt cemetery. The death of Judge Pancoast brings a moral to the doorstep of many who profess to be Christians. He believed in extending an uplifting hand to his fellow beings who stumbled and fell. He believed the Good Samaritan of the Bible to be an ideal example, and while the world was not always so charitable towards him, he never failed, when able to do so, to show that charity which is akin to Christianity in its truest sense to his less fortunate fellowmen. He was a man of more than ordinary educational ability, and if at times he stumbled, let us remember his life’s troubles and draw the veil of charity for human weakness over all.

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Married: Earl H. Holmes and Mamie Cole were married at 4 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, December 10th, at the Presbyterian parsonage by Rev. L.M. Belden in the presence of immediate relatives. After the ceremony a wedding supper was spread at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Dobbs. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P.B. Cole and is a very popular young lady among her associates. Earl Holmes was pretty near raised here, and if there is a better boy anywhere we do not know it. He is a son of Mrs. Frank Holmes of Kansas City and a brother of Mrs. James Dobbs of this city. He came here about two years ago to take the foremanship of Mr. Dobbs’ ranch. The Cresset wishes them every joy and a full measure of prosperity.

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Married: On Tuesday, December 9th, at the home of the groom’s parents - Mr. and Mrs. W.H. McColl - in this city, Daniel H. McColl of Lake City and Susan M. Lunsford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Lunsford of Elm Mills township, were married by Probate Judge Lacy. May joy attend them through a long life.

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Married: At the Methodist parsonage at 10:00 o’clock Wednesday morning, December 10th, Albert J. Hudson and Lola McCullough, two popular young people of Elm Mills township, were united in marriage by Rev. W.J. Weber, pastor of the church. The Cresset extends congratulations.


Dec 19, 1902

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Died: At his home about two miles west of town on Monday morning, December 15, 1902, Edward Sanford, aged 29 years, 8 months and 9 days. The cause of death was pneumonia and asthmatic trouble. He was only ill about two weeks. The funeral services were conducted at the Baptist church Tuesday afternoon by Rev. R.H. Tanksly, pastor of the Christian church. He leaves a wife and one child, a little daughter. Mr. Sanford came here last year from Arkansas City. He was born in Booneville, Mo. Those who made his acquaintance during his short residence here liked him very much. Last October he became a member of the Modern Woodmen of America. Peace to his ashes.

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. John Whelan, Tuesday night, Dec. 16th, a boy. You ought to see how high John steps. [Kiowa news]

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Died: Frank Hildebrand, who lived 4¼ miles southwest of Kiowa, passed away last Monday night at his home. His death was caused by heart trouble and was very sudden. His bereaved family has the sympathy of their many friends. [Kiowa news]

Jan-June 1903

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