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Medicine Lodge Cresset: Mar-Dec 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)

Mar 1, 1901
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Died: Lucy E., infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Vaughn, died at 11:30 on Saturday, February 23rd. Her age was ten months and seven days. The little tot was the sunshine of their home and her departure to that Heavenly Home casts a dark shadow over their lives which the deep sympathy extended by their friends can only partially brighten. The funeral services were preached by Rev. Irwin. Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Vaughn desire to extend their heartfelt thanks to their friends for their many acts of kindness during the sickness and burial of their little daughter.
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Born:To Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Lonker, on Friday, February 22, a son. Dr. Moore.
     To Mr. and Mrs. George L. Osborne, of this city, on Tuesday, February 26th, a son. Dr. Moore.
     To Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Warren, on Monday, February 24th, a daughter. Dr. Kociell.
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. C.S. Wright, a son. [Hazelton news]
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Died: Mrs. Charles Barkley, of Kiowa, died at Attica on Tuesday of last week. She was the foster daughter of Rev. and Mrs. J. Hamline Smith. The remains were taken to Kiowa for interment.
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Birthday: A number of Gilford Davis' young friends assisted him in celebrating this twelfth birthday Friday afternoon, and enjoyed the lunch prepared by his mother in honor of the occasion..

Mar 8, 1901
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Died: "Mrs. Emma Graham" - Emma Warren, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Warren, was born in Humansville, Mo., Jay 17th, 1873, and died at Driftwood, O.T., February 28th, 1901. She came to Sharon, Kansas, with her parents in 1880 where she lived and grew to womanhood. On April 10, 1895, she was married to Ross Graham. He, with two small children and a host of relatives and friends remain to mourn her loss. She was converted under the preaching of Sumner T. Martin in the fall of 1892 and lived a consistent Christian life. She was a devoted wife and a loving mother both to her own and to the motherless children around her. The funeral services were conducted at the Sharon Christian church by Elder W.T. McLain, after which she was laid to rest in the Sharon cemetery to await the resurrection morn. "Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep, From which none ever wake, to weep."
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Married: At the residence of T.L. Lindley in this city, at 7 o'clock Sunday evening, March 3rd, 1901, Howard E. Stone and Ethel L. Gibson were united in marriage by Rev. J.F. Irwin, pastor of the Methodist church. Both of the contracting parties are among the best known and most popular young people in the county. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.P. Gibson of Elm Mills township. The Cresset congratulated them on the step they have taken, and trusts their married life will have no alloy in it. The young people have begun housekeeping on Mr. Stone's farm east of Sharon.

Mar 15, 1901
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Ulysses Kemp, on Monday, March 11, a daughter. Dr. Moore [Sharon news]
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Died: The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allison died Monday and was buried Tuesday in the Sharon cemetery. [Sharon news]
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Birthday: On Saturday, March 2nd, Ruth, daughter of F.J. Saunders, gave a party to her school friends, it being her 9th birthday. About thirty were present including a few parents to care for the little ones. A most enjoyable time as had and after a nice lunch, all retired promising to be sure to come again in one year.
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Married: On Sunday last...Mr. Johann Alfred Luther and Miss Hilda Maude Stevens [A very lengthy account...please contact transcriber or consult reel]
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Married: At the home of the bride in Elm Mills township, on Sunday, March 10, Frank L. Gordon and Myrtle Riggins were joined in wedlock by Probate Judge Lacy. Mr. Gordon is a young school teacher of the county, and his bride is the second daughter of William Riggins. The Cresset joins their friends in wishing them every joy. After the ceremony, forty-three guests partook of the bountiful dinner provided for the occasion. The young couple will reside in Attica where Mr. Gordon will engage in the mercantile business. Among the testimonials of regard given them were a table cloth by Alex and Mrs. Means; cake stand, Alfred Jackson; fruit and sauce dishes, Lola McCullough; syrup pitcher, Ethel Slack; tureen, W.M. Riggins; salt box, Edgar Jackson; knives and forks, Mr. and Mrs. Mather; set of hand painted sauce dishes, Clara and Harry Means; berry dish, Romie Jackson; bread plate, Ervin Slack; lamp, George Riggins; linen towels, Mr. and Mrs. James Chadwick; butter dish, Annie Riggins; toothpick holder, Carrie Jackson; set of glasses, Maudie and Roy Riggins; sauce dishes, Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Warren; cups and saucers, Lola Riggins; orange dish, Clarence Means; set of plates, Mr. and Mrs. D. Jackson.
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Married: Thomas C. Wickersham and Nellie M. Strickland, two popular young people of Mingona township, were married by Probate Judge Lacy at his residence on Thursday evening, March 7th. The young lady is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Strickland, and possesses all those accomplishments necessary to make her home a happy one. The Cresset extends best wishes.
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Married: March 6, 1901, at the residence of the bride's parents, Mrs. S.E. Morse and Ninan Mack. Both bride and groom are well and favorably known to the people of Sawyer and vicinity - having lived here a number of years - and all join in wishing them a happy and successful life. [Sawyer news]
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. M.A. Warrington, on Friday, March 8th, a daughter. Dr. Cushenbery.

Mar 22, 1901
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Birthday: The birthday party in honor of Miss Laura Gaddie on the occasion of her 16th birthday, March 15th, was a very pleasant affair and was well attended. [Sharon news]
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. George Moore, on Tuesday, March 19th, a son. Dr. Moore.
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Married: On Sunday, March 17th, at the residence of Rev. J.J. Griffin in this city, Ernest H. Hogard of Valley township and J. Alma Lytle of this township were united in marriage by Rev. Griffin. Both of these young people were born and raised in Barber county. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Hogard and the bride is the second daughter of Mrs. O.V. Lytle. The Cresset wishes them a full measure of joy and happiness.
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Married: At 7:30 Wednesday evening, March 20th, Frank Stone and Lizzie Urton were united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Urton, of this township, by Rev. J.F. Irwin. Only the members of the family were present. Two better young people than these cannot be found in Barber county, and we trust that a long married life will be their lot, and we know it will be a happy one.
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Married: At the residence of the bride in Harper, on Wednesday evening of last week, S.R. Noel was married to Viola Daugherty by Rev. T.J. Cook. The young lady is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B.B. Daugherty, formerly of Sharon township, this county.
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Married: At the residence of Thomas Carter in this city, on Wednesday, march 13th, Peter J. Jackson of near Nashville was married to Lucy Wilfley, daughter of Fenton Wilfley of this city, by Judge J.L. Brady. The high contracting parties are well-known colored people of the county.
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Gardner, of Valley township, on Friday, March 15th, an eleven and half pound daughter. Dr. Moore.
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Born: To Prof. and Mrs. E.A. Shepardson on Thursday, March 14th, a daughter. Dr. Moore. The Professor passed the cigars around in a manner befitting a gentleman and a scholar.

Mar 29, 1901
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Died: The three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Nay of Woodward, Oklahoma, died at their home last Friday afternoon. His death was sudden and unexpected. Sam Nay is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Nay. [Kiowa news]
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Married: Gus Reed, aged 23 years, and Ella Tucker, aged 18 years, were united in marriage last Monday evening at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Reed, four miles south west of this city. We wish them every success in life and also all of its joys. [Kiowa news]
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Steve Ireland, Monday night, a daughter. Steve says he was not fooled very much even if it did happen on April 1 [sic].

Apr 12, 1901
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Died: Cora Hall was born March 29th, 1882, at Austin, Nevada, and died April 5th 1901, at Medicine Lodge, Kansas, aged nineteen years and one week. She was converted three years ago at Elwood school house in revival meetings which were held by W.A. Cain. Something like a year ago she was taken with a severe attack of the appendicitis from which she never recovered. For a time she got better; but about six months ago she grew worse and was taken to Wichita for an operation. When about to undergo the operation, she said, "I am not afraid to die, but I would like to live with mama and papa a little longer. Yet if it is God's Will, I am perfectly resigned to go." For the last six months of her sickness she has been a great sufferer. All of which she bore without a murmur. So patient and considerate of others that even in her deepest affliction the sweet Christian spirit which she so manifested in her life was still an abiding presence in the hour of death. To know her was but to love her. She passed out as quietly and peacefully as a babe falls to sleep upon its mother's bosom - so did she fall asleep in Jesus. [Lengthy memorial poem follows.]
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Born & Died: To Mr. and Mrs. LA. Eby on Tuesday evening, April 9th, twin boys. Dr. Moore in attendance. One of the babies died and was buried Wednesday.

Apr 19, 1901
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Tom Parr, Thursday morning, April 18th, a son. Dr. Moore.
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. M.P. DeWitt, at Sharon township, on April 8th, a daughter. Dr. Cushenbery.

Apr 26, 1901
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Married: At Wichita, April 18th, 1901, Samuel Spicer of Lake City to Miss Annie Zarvodnik of Wilson, Kansas. They will make their home in Lake City where Mr. Spicer is established in business.
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Married: H.D. Fair and Amy Chase were married in Woods county, Oklahoma, Thursday evening, April 18th, 1901, by Rev. H.L. Marsh of Kiowa. They went to Wichita and on Monday returned home. The groom is the junior member of the firm of J.D. Fair & Son and the bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Waldron Chase. May their married life be filled with sunshine and never be darkened with regrets over the step they have taken.
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Died: L.B. Wright, father of Mrs. Otis Lorton of this city, died at his home near London, Ohio, Sunday morning. He was about 82 years of age. He died on the farm upon which he was born.

May 3, 1901
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Birthday: Mrs. R.J. Taliaferro's forty-fifth birthday was celebrated Tuesday with a big dinner at her home east of Medicine Lodge. All the neighbors were present and they made it a jolly occasion and one they will long cherish. Mrs. Taliaferro was wished many happy returns.

May 10, 1901
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Born: Dr. Moore reports a daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. Lee Strickland of Mingona township, on Friday, May 3rd. This makes the eighteenth child born to these parents, and fifteen of them are living.
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Married: Nelson W. Hockett and Katie Hart, two young people of Kiowa, were married in this city Monday by Probate Judge Lacy. These young people have the congratulations of a large circle of friends.
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Married: At the residence of the bride's mother, in Hazelton last night, J. Nevon Herr of Kiowa and Edith Potter, were united in marriage. The bride is said to be a very sensible young lady. The groom is a rising young politician of the county and is connected with the H.G. Waltner Mercantile Company of Kiowa. The Cresset extends best wishes.
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Born: Dr. Cushenbery reports the following births:
     To A.J. McCorkle and wife of Pixley, on Sunday, a son; [see below for this child's death]
     To Will Roderick and wife of Sharon on Saturday, a daughter;
     To W.W. Hewitt and wife of Mumford, on Monday, a son.
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Died: William McCoy, a former citizen of this city, died last week at Peabody. He left here a few months ago in good health, and the announcement of his death was a surprise to his friends here.
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Died: Mrs. Lurenda J. Vennum, whose death was noted last week as having occurred on May 1, 1901, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Axtel, of this city, was born October 14th, 1836. She was the mother of eight children, six of whom survive her. All of them except a daughter, Mrs. Lurancie Binning, of Rawlins county, Kansas, who did not arrive until after the funeral, were present at her death. Her brother, J.R. Smith, and wife, and her sister, Mrs. Emma Harris, and daughter-in-law, Mrs. S.E. Vennum, all of Ft. Scott, also failed to arrive until after the funeral on account of the distance. The memory of Mrs. Vennum will be cherished for long years to come for her motherly kindness and noble traits of character.

May 31, 1901
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Died: Jessie M. Jones, daughter of Mrs. Minnie Jones and granddaughter of J.H. Owen, died Tuesday afternoon, May 28th, 1901, in t his city. Some time ago she was taken ill with tonsilitis. This developed into pneumonia which caused her death at the age of eleven years, five months and fourteen days. Jessie was a bright, lovable child, and her death is a particularly sad one. Her mother and other relatives have the sympathy of everyone. The funeral service was conducted at the residence of J.H. Owen at 4:30 o'clock, Wednesday afternoon by Rev. W.T. McLain, pastor of the Christian church.
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Married: Lewis E. Springer of Nippewalla township and Mabel Rosell of Medicine Lodge township were united in marriage in this city Wednesday morning, May 29, 1901, at the Methodist parsonage by Rev. J.F. Irwin. The groom is a son of W.B. Springer and the bride a daughter of E. Rosell. This couple are young in years but in their heads and hearts are all right, so their friends have no doubt they will make the world pay them the living it owes them. They are popular young people and have a large circle of friends who join the Cresset in extending congratulations and wishing for them a long, happy and prosperous married life.

Jun 7, 1901
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Married: Charles Burney and Anna Nelson were united in marriage on Wednesday, June 5th. Charley Burney was raised in Medicine Lodge, and he can county every inhabitant as his friend and well wisher. He is the third son of Dr. and Mrs. B.R. Burney, now of Kiowa. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Nelson of Cedar township. She is an amiable young lady, domestic by nature. This couple is well-mated, and everyone joins in wishing them all happiness. On account of the illness of the bride's mother, the marriage was solemnized at the home of a relative in Reno. They will make their home at Alva.
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Born: A girl baby arrived at the home of Will Ward, in Sun [City]; and a boy baby at Rolla Ward's the same day. The babies are aunt and nephew.

Jun 14, 1901
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Married: On Wednesday, June 12th, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Blunk, of Elwood township, William A. Derrick and Maude Blunk. Mr. Derrick is a prosperous farmer and stockman of Elwood township. His bride is a young lady of many accomplishments. She is a graduate of the State Normal School at Emporia. The Cresset wishes them every joy that a happy union can bring them. [See below @ March 14, 1902 for death of Maud [sic] Blunk Derrick.]
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Born: On June 13th, a girl baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. M.F. Casto of Mingona, Dr. Kociell.
Engaged: Cards are out announcing the marriage of J.N. Tincher and Miss Nella Southworth, of this city, on Wednesday morning, June 26th.

Jun 21, 1901
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Birthday: Last Sunday, June 16, the neighbors of Major Robinson and wife gathered at their home in Valley township to celebrate his 84th birthday. [See KSHS Reel #808, Barber County Index, Jun 26, 1901, pg 3, col 4 for identical write-up of this celebration.]

Jun 28, 1901
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Married: "A Beautiful Ceremony, in the Presence of Many Friends, Unites Two Popular Medicine Lodge People" - The world over, a June wedding seems to be the most popular and most frequent. It is therefore fitting that one of the prettiest and most popular weddings Medicine Lodge has seen for many years should occur in the month of roses. Wednesday morning of this week, Mr. J.N. Tincher and Miss Nella Southworth were married at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. George J. Southworth. District Judge Preston B. Gillett of Kingman, personal friend of the groom, performed the ceremony. The wedding was in the presence of about fifty invited guests. After the wedding breakfast, Mr. and Mrs. Tincher left for a brief trip to Kansas City, Topeka and Wichita. Upon their return they will be at home in this city to their many friends. The handsome Southworth home was elaborately decorated for the occasion. The fragrance of hundreds of roses, carnations and nasturtiums; the rich, dark coloring of walls and walls of green, lent an effect highly pleasing. The parlors, the hall, the stairway - were all included in the extensive decoration. The day was an exceedingly warm one, but the spacious home, well set in its cluster of trees, the expansive lawn, and the beautiful interior decorations robbed the day very largely of its unpleasantness. It was slightly past 11:30 when Judge Gillett descended the stairs and entered the parlors. He was closely followed by Miss Ray Nixon and Mr. Samuel Griffin, bridesmaid and best man. The bride and groom to be came next. Passing through a lane formed by broad bands of white ribbons, held at one end by Miss Frances Young and Miss Rachel Nixon, and at the other by little Agnes Long and little Frances Case, the party proceeded to the second parlor, where the ceremony was performed. Beneath a canopy of evergreen, fern and carnation, the background formed, portiere-shaped, with evergreen; a large bell immediately overhead, composed of beautiful roses intermingled with green, the effect was a very pretty one. As the ceremony ended the pulling of a silken cord let fall upon the happy couple a shower of rose petals. The form Judge Gillett used was an impressive and beautiful one, and as he spoke, mingling with his words and the responses of the bride and groom, there floated in the sweet strains of harp and violin. Rossi, harpist of Kiowa, and J.C. Walstad, Medicine Lodge's violinist, furnished the music. After the final words were spoken, the warm congratulations of relatives and friends began the entrance of Mr. and Mrs. J.N. Tincher into life as man and wife. [Please contact the transcriptionist, or the individual reel, for the complete version of this very extensive write-up.]
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Died: Albert Pursey, one of the oldest residents of Pratt county, died at his home a few miles from Sawyer on Tuesday, June 18th. [Sawyer news]

Jul 5, 1901
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Died: "Son of U. C. Herr Dead" - On Monday morning, July 1st, Rolland B. Herr, little son of Mr. and Mrs. U.C. Herr, died of mountain fever. For more than a week, the little life hovered on the threshold of death. It suffered intensely, and death alone hushed its screams of agony. All that skill of physicians, and tender, careful nursing of loving parents could do was done to soothe the pain and save the little one - the only son, the inspiration of the father, the light of the mother's heart. The child was one year and five months old. Funeral service, conducted by Rev. W.T. McLain, was held at the family home at 3:30 Tuesday afternoon and largely attended by grieving relatives and sympathizing friends.
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Born: To Adam Jackson and wife, on Saturday, June 29th, a daughter.
Born: To Harry Stone and wife, Sunday, June 30, a daughter. Dr. Moore.
Born: To Dr. C.L. Sparks and wife, Friday, June 28th, a daughter. Dr. Moore.

Jul 12, 1901
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Died: Mrs. W.B. Lewis died last Sunday evening and was buried Monday evening. Her death was very sudden. She was liked by all who knew her and was a good wife. We extend our sympathy to her bereaved husband. God's way seems very cruel sometimes but He knows best. She was a daughter of Mrs. S. Hayes of Medicine Lodge. [Kiowa news]
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Born: Otis McReynolds and wife are happy over the arrival of a brand new boy July 3rd. Dr. Clark attended. [Sharon news]
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Died: There was a large attendance of sympathizing friends at the funeral of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Parr's two-months-old baby, which died Saturday, July 6th, and was buried Sunday in the cemetery near the Doles school house. [Mingona news]
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Born: To Paris Hittle and wife of Elm Mills township, on Saturday, June 29th, a son.

Jul 19, 1901
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Birthday: On the morning of the 17th day of July I went, in company with several others, to the beautiful home of W.T. Collins, to celebrate the fifty-second anniversary of the birthday of his amiable wife, Lizzie, who is somewhat of an invalid, but was able to entertain her guests by recounting some of the incidents of her girlhood and young womanhood days. Among them the romantic way in which she met her husband. It would pay any one to visit this home and see the many different kinds of poultry and especially the beautiful Belgian hares. About noon we were invited out into the dining room to partake of the sumptuous feast, prepared by her daughter, Mrs. Robt. Froman, who is an excellent cook, to which we all did ample justice. Among the other good things was a nicely roasted Belgian hare. A rarity to me and relished by all. Mrs. Collins received some handsome and useful presents. Towards evening the guests departed feeling the day had been well spent, all wishing Mrs. Collins may happy returns. Signed: A Guest.

Jul 26, 1901
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Died: John Chenoweth died at his home west of Medicine Lodge at 9:30 Thursday evening, July 18th, aged seventy-nine years and two months. The cause of death was asthma and old age. On Thursday morning he appeared much better than for some time. He arose and dressed and sat about the house until about 4 o'clock in the afternoon when he began to sink. The end came as he had lived, peacefully and quietly. Mr. Chenoweth was born in Ohio. While yet a boy he moved to Iowa where he grew up and married. Several years ago he moved to Ness City, Kansas, and three years ago came to Barber county. His wife and four children survive him. His wife and youngest son were with him when death came. He was a brother of Uncle Jake Chenoweth of this city. Since his boyhood he had been a consistent member of the Methodist church. The funeral was conducted at the Presbyterian church in this city Friday afternoon by Rev. J.F. Irwin and Rev. W.T. McLain. [See below @ Jun 3, 1904 for death of John Chenoweth's brother, Jake.]
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Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. John Luallen celebrated the fifth anniversary of their wedding last week.
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Born: To Jake Aubley and wife, Saturday morning, July 20th, a daughter. Dr. Moore.
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Born: To D.L. Iford and wife, Saturday night, July 20th, a daughter. Dr. Moore.

Aug 2, 1901
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Married: At the Methodist parsonage in this city, at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 31st, J.F. Gamble and Miss Olive Della Hardin, two popular young people of Hazelton. Rev. J.F. Irwin said the words which made them supremely happy. The Cresset joins with their many friends in extending congratulations. Mr. Gamble is one of the business men of Hazelton.
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Died: The funeral of the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kimball occurred at the Doles school house Sunday afternoon. [Mingona news]

Aug 9, 1901
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Married: "Two Popular Young People Joined in Marriage Monday Morning" - A very beautiful and impressive ceremony was performed at St. Mark's church, August 5th, when Albert Withers of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, and Rose Arterburn of this city were pronounced man and wife, the rector Rev. L.L. Swan officiating. Punctually at 8 o'clock a.m. (at which early hour the church was well filled), the choir opened the service by the singing of the wedding hymn: "The Voice that breathed o'er Eden that earliest wedding day." The bride leaning on the arm of her brother, A.M. Houchin [transcribed as printed], attended by her maid-of-honor and her bridesmaids, was met at the door by the priest preceded by the "Crucifer." In slow procession they advanced to the choir step, where they were awaited by the bridegroom, his best man, F.E. Read, and his groomsmen. Here the first part of the service - the betrothal - took place, at the conclusion of which the whole party headed by the processional cross approached the altar. The beautiful marriage office of the church - including the blessing of the ring - was rendered in a most solemn and impressive manner. "The giving and receiving troth," as well as the binding, life-long promises and vows, were made in clear distinct tones, and after the bestowing of the church's benediction upon her children, the entire bridal party filed out in procession to the sweet strains of Mendelssohn's wedding march, "With the cross of Jesus going on before." The bride was attired in pure white, keeping up the reputation of all her Medicine Lodge predecessors as a "thing of beauty." While the bridegroom, dressed in conventional black, broke the record by his manly beauty and looked "a joy for ever." The bridesmaids, each of whom vied with her neighbor for the foremost place in conspicuous loveliness and grace, presented the most pleasing spectacle, while their attendant grooms were worth of their "faire ladyes." One specially pleasing feature was little Master Willie Case, who acted as "Crucifer," clad in vestments, bearing the cross wreathed with its flowers, reminding the young couple that though they be called to bear the cross, they may bye and bye wear the crown. Near him came his little four year old sister, Frances, bearing in her hands a silken cushion surmounted by the golden ring whispering its silent story of eternity, which has no beginning nor ending, symbolic of their lasting love and the endurable nature of the marriage tie. The bridesmaids were Misses Blanche Young (maid of honor), Jennie McGregor, Mildred Gano, Blanche Currie, Jessie Ellis, Mary Osborne and Essie Lindley. The groomsmen were Messrs. F.E. Read (best man), Roy Arterburn, Samuel Griffin, Price Switzer, Burk Dorgan, Jerry Gano and Max Purdy. Miss Dora Allen presided at the organ in a masterful manner and the choir of St. Mark's rendered the music in their usual efficient style. The bridegroom is a former citizen of Medicine Lodge, who gained the golden opinion of all his friends before he removed to Arkansas two years ago, but after diligent search arrived at the conclusion that the Barber county girls were entitled to the matrimonial cake. The bride is one of our own girls, who from her childhood's days, has endeared herself by her gracious, sunny disposition and leaves behind her a host of friends, who take comfort in the assurance that though the "rose withers," she will never be a "withered rose." The Cresset extends congratulations with wishes that they may have a pleasant voyage, full of sunshine, over the Sea of Matrimony."
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Died: Died, at his home in this city at 5 o'clock Tuesday morning, August 6th, 1901, Rhodeham Lawrence, aged 66 years, 2 months and 15 days. On Friday of last week he was attacked with paralysis, which caused his death. For years, however, he had been feeble in body, the result of an attack of typhoid fever. He leaves a wife and two children - Ambrose, who lives in Texas, and Mrs. W.T. Wheat of this county. Both children were with him when death came to his relief, and did all that loving hands could to ease his last hours. For the past fifteen years he has been a familiar figure on the streets of Medicine Lodge, always cheerful and bearing patiently his physical infirmities. Funeral services were held at his residence at 6 o'clock, Tuesday evening, by Rev. W.T. McLain.
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Died: Ernest B. Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. George R. Taylor, died at his home southeast of Medicine Lodge at 8 o'clock Monday evening, August 5, 1901, after an illness of over two years with tuberculosis. When war with Spain was declared and the President asked the governor of Kansas to raise three regiments of volunteers to defend the honor of the flag, Ernest was attending school at Salina. He promptly laid aside his books and enlisted in Company M, Twentieth Kansas, and was with that regiment when it made its glorious record in the Philippines. He was of a quiet, studious nature, but none of the boys who made the famous Kansas regiment famous was braver or more loyal. When he returned home every citizen who could turned out to give him a heart welcome, not alone for what he did and for the cause in which he fought, but also for the personal regard which every one felt towards him and for his own sterling worth. He was one of the best school teachers in Barber county, and every one felt a kindly interest in his success. All felt aggrieved when he was taken ill and at every opportunity anxiously inquired as to his condition, and though his death was anticipated, yet the announcement that he had passed away came as an unexpected disaster and filled every one with sorrow. Rev. W.T. McLain and Rev. J.F. Irwin conducted the funeral service at the Presbyterian church in this city Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, after which his remains were laid tenderly away in Highland cemetery. The parents, bereft of a son of whom they were so proud, have the sympathy of all.
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Anniversary: Mrs. J.L.B. Ellis went to Harper this week to attend the golden wedding anniversary of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. Edmiston. [Kiowa news]
Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Link Herr, a son, on Sunday, August 4th. They say Link was so happy that he kicked over the furniture because it was a boy. [Kiowa news]

Aug 16, 1901
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Died: Word was received here Monday of the death of Captain A.L. Freeman, which occurred at Dalhart, Texas, on August 4th. The cause of death was heart trouble. He was about sixty-five years of age. When Medicine Lodge was a town in embryo, Captain Freeman located here and at once associated himself with our early business interests. His faith in the town caused many to invest and some of them are holding on even unto now. He was interested in the banking house of McNeal, Little & Thompson, and when they organized the Citizens National Bank, he was one of the directors. Captain Freeman always looked upon the bright side of life, and no matter how dark business affairs appeared, he never lost hope and cheerfulness. He was a member of nearly all the fraternal societies of the town, and retained his membership after ceasing to be a citizen. He carried $2,000 insurance in the A.O.U.W. order. When he left Medicine Lodge he moved to Jericho, Missouri, and engaged in the mercantile business with his son, Harry. About two years ago, he sold out and moved to Texas. He loved his country to adoration and was ever ready to defend its honor and flag. He served in the Union army during the war of rebellion. To the surviving members of his family, his Medicine Lodge friends extend full measure of sympathy.
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Henry McCoy, on Sunday, August 11th, a daughter. Dr. Moore.
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Died: Washington Reed, aged 34 years, died at his home in Hazelton township on August 2nd.
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Seward Field, Tuesday night, August 13th, a son. Dr. Moore. Grandpa Johnson of the Central Hotel struts around as if he weighed 300 pounds.

Aug 23, 1901
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Married: J.W. Angell of Eagle township and Miss Alice Bassett of Woods county, Oklahoma, were united in marriage at Alva on August 17th by Rev. A.R. Hughes, of the Church of Christ. We do not know the bride but the groom is a son of D.S. Angell, and a very industrious young man. The Cresset joins with their many friends in extending congratulations.
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Married: On Sunday, August 18th, Owen J. Wall, well known in this city, and Miss Nellie Baker of Comanche county were united in marriage at the bride's home. Mr. Wall is a nephew of A.D. and G.W. Shaw, and is foreman of A.D. Shaw's ranch in Comanche county. A.D. Shaw and wife and Mrs. G.W. Shaw were present at the wedding ceremony.
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Married: At the residence of the bride's parents, Wednesday evening, August 21st, C.W. Kidd and Miss Sarah Woodward were united in marriage by Rev. W.T. McLain. These young people have grown up in Medicine Lodge, and they have a large circle of friends who wish them every joy. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H.T. Woodward. The wedding was a quiet home affair, witnessed only by the immediate relatives of the bride.
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Died: Wm. Ward, the old soldier, who was taken to a Wichita hospital by order of the board of county commissioners, died last week. His remains were brought to Sharon for burial. He had been helpless for a long time and an effort was being made to get him into the Soldiers' Home. And: @ pg 5, col 2, Sharon news: The remains of Mr. Ward, the old soldier, came in Friday from the Wichita hospital and were buried in the Sharon cemetery by the G.A.R. and Sons of Veterans, and the relatives and a great many friends were in attendance. The funeral sermon was delivered by Elder Tennerson of Wichita. [Earlier on Jul 12, 1901 @ pg 5, Sharon news: We understand the county commissioners met at Sharon Saturday and made arrangements to send Mr. Ward to the hospital at Wichita Friday.]
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Born: There is a big new boy at the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Frazier on Turkey creek.
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Born: Green Adams is grandpa again. A boy baby arrived Sunday at the home of Warren Lacy.
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Charley Moore, on Friday, August 16th, a son. Dr. Moore. Charley was so proud that he took a half day off from work to celebrate.

Aug 30, 1901
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Birthday: "Birthday Surprise" - About 150 friends of Eli Harbaugh gave him a pleasant surprise dinner at the home of his daughter, Mrs. U.S. Landis, in Moore township, last Sunday. The dinner was in honor of Uncle Eli's 76th birthday. [On Sep 6, 1901, pg 1, col 1 - List of those attending Mr. Harbaugh's party.]
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Died: Mrs. C.C. Arterburn was called to Perry, Oklahoma, Tuesday by the death of her daughter's baby.
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Born:To Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Burgess, August 21st, a boy. [Kiowa news]
     To Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Bristow, August 22nd, a boy. [Kiowa news]
     To Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Morris, August 22nd, a girl. Dr. Paxton. [Kiowa news]

Sep 6, 1901
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Born: A "new girl" was introduced into the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tonk Mills Friday night. A feature of the picnic not down on the program. Dr. Bond was in attendance. [Lake City news]
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Anniversary: Last Thursday, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Jordan celebrated the 24th anniversary of their marriage, by giving a dinner to relatives and friends and all had a good time. [Sawyer news]
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. James Dobbs, on Wednesday night, September 4th, a son. Dr. Moore. Mayor Nixon appointed a committee yesterday morning to look after Councilman Dobbs to see that he did not tear up the streets and alleys.

Sep 13, 1901
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Died: Laura, wife of James S. Anderson, who has been ill so many weeks, died at 3:35 p.m. September 5th, 1901, at her home in this city. Rev. J.F. Irwin conducted the funeral service Friday morning, after which the remains were laid to rest in Highland cemetery. The maiden name of the deceased was Laura McMillen. She was born at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, on May 2nd, 1849. She has been a resident of Barber county for a great many years, and for some time she has suffered intensely from cancer of the stomach. Her husband and surviving relatives have the sympathy of all. Mr. Anderson desires to express his appreciation to the neighbors who so kindly assisted in caring for her during her illness.
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Died: It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of one of the best citizens of Kansas - Daniel F. Stone - one of those patriotic, upright men who make this country a United States and a nation respected among all nations. His death occurred at 5 o'clock yesterday morning, September 12th, 1901, at his home in this city, surrounded by a family of honorable sons and daughters. The cause of death was paralysis. The funeral service will be conducted at 2:30 this afternoon by Rev. J.F. Irwin. Mr. Stone was born in Bedford county, Pennsylvania, sixty-eight years ago, the 30th day of last August. He moved to Illinois in 1864, and in 1879 settled in Rice county, Kansas, and assisted materially in wresting that county from the Great American desert. Last spring he moved to Barber county where most of his children reside. He leaves a wife, who has been his helpmate through many years, five sons and three daughters, all of whom were present when the grim messenger arrived. All of them except Mrs. Clark Conkling of Lyons reside in Barber county. The boys are Harry, Frank, Fred, Howard and Daniel Stone. One daughter, Mrs. J.M. Hall, lives in Valley township and the other daughter - unmarried - remained at home to care for her parents.
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Birthday: The 4th [of September] was the occasion of M. McGuire's 77th birthday and his family had planned to surprise him, which was successfully done, at the home of his son, J.M. McGuire. Those present were three married sons, their wives, one unmarried son, one married daughter, 14 grand-children, grandpa and grandma and five persons not members of the family, twenty-nine in all, who did ample justice to the sumptuous dinner under which the long table fairly groaned. After enjoying the rich viands, all passed from dining room to parlor while a granddaughter played a march, where Elder W.T. Broad, in behalf of his children, presented grandpa with a large armchair. All wished him many returns of his birthday. To say that all present enjoyed themselves would express it very mildly. At 4 p.m., the family separated, perhaps to meet no more until the "roll is called up yonder" and they meet in the home of the soul. M. McGuire was born in east Tennessee, September 4, 1824; went to Iowa in 1852 and lived there 29 years; came to Kansas in 1882 and lived in Sharon valley 19 years. [See below for birth of child to Mr. and Mrs. J.M. McGuire.]
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Born: Melvin Newland and wife are happy over the appearance of another fine boy, which arrived Saturday. Mother and child doing well under the care of Dr. Clark. Mel’s blacksmith and repair shop is running in full blast this week and is a credit to this western country. [Sharon news]
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. J.M. McGuire, on Thursday night, September 5th, a son. Dr. Cushenbery.
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. C.Q. Chandler, at Wichita on Sunday, September 8th, a daughter. All parties getting along nicely.
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Born: To J.B. Fairley and wife, Wednesday night, a daughter. Dr. Moore. This makes them eleven daughters and one son.
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Birthday: Marjorie Ellis gave a soap bubble party to a dozen of her little friends Monday afternoon to celebrate her fifth birthday. Nice refreshments were served.

Sep 20, 1901

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Died: William H. Ball, of Eagle township, died at 9 p.m., September 12th, 1901, from chronic stomach trouble, contracted while soldiering in the civil war of 1861 to ‘65. Mr. Ball was born October 13th, 1828, being seventy-two years, ten months and twenty-nine days of age at death. The days of his youth and early manhood were spent in Park county, Indiana. In 1861 he responded to his country’s call and enlisted in the 43rd regiment, Indiana volunteers, from which he was honorably discharged in 1865. In 1874 he was one of the pioneer settlers of Sedgwick county, Kansas, located 17 miles west of Wichita, where he resided until 1885 when he moved to Meade county. He lived there until 1892 when he moved to Barber county, settling in Eagle township. He was a member of Eglestor Post, G.A.R., at Wichita. The final summons was so sudden that only his children who are residents of Barber county were with him, viz: Howard A., Henry M., Mrs. Mable Madden, Mrs. Johnson Madden and Miss Lina. He leaves a wife and ten children to mourn his loss. The children living at a distance being Z. P. Ball of Derby; Charles of Dodge City; John of West Cliff, Colo.; Mrs. Calvin Elswick of Wichita; and Mrs. Lon Neal of Douglass. Z.P. Ball, Mrs. Elswick, Mrs. Neal and his stepson, W.T. Rouse of Wichita, arrived on the 13th to attend the funeral which was conducted by Rev. W.T. McLain. His remains were laid to rest in Highland cemetery, this city. The members of Eldred Post, G.A.R., attended the body. Thus one by one the heroes of the dark days of ‘61 to ‘65 are crossing over to meet their comrades on the other shore.
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Died: At his home in Eagle township, on Sunday evening, September 15th, 1901, R.M. Shanks, an old and respected citizen of Barber county. Mr. Shanks was 71 years of age. The cause of death was paralysis, from which he suffered the most intense pain for ten weeks before death. Interment was made in the Mule Creek cemetery on Monday, Dr. Oscar Palmer of Gueda Springs conducting the funeral service. His has been an unusually hard lot. Aside from having been in ill health himself for several years, he shared in the care of an invalid daughter who has been bed-ridden for thirty years, and yet he bore all with patient fortitude. Besides his aged wife, he leaves four children, J.B., Mrs. Frances Ogden, M.L. and Sarah N. All of them live in Eagle township. The family desires to express appreciation for the assistance so freely tendered by neighbors.
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Married: Miss Blanche Lytle, daughter of Mrs. O.V. Lytle of this city, was married on August 24th, at Eureka, Illinois, to Edward Spangler. The many friends of the bride in this city, where she was born and raised to womanhood, congratulate the bridegroom on his good fortune. The Home Journal of La Rose speaks of the wedding as follows: Edward Spangler of Belle Plain and Miss Blanche Lytle drove to Eureka yesterday and were quietly married. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Spangler, who reside within two miles of La Rose. He is a bright, handsome and industrious young man and has many friends. He is farming the Hardy Foster place the present season. The lady he has chosen as his bride is not exactly a Belle Plain girl, but she has spent much of her time there lately and is highly spoken of by all acquainted with her. Her home is in Kansas, where her parents reside, but she made frequent visits around La Rose in the last few years and has become almost as well known as if she had spent her life there. The young couple will begin housekeeping at once on the Foster farm. The Home Journal joins with scores of other friends in congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Spangler and wishing them a long and happy wedded life.
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Born: Sim Ward and wife are happy over the arrival of another girl baby which made its appearance about the 12th. Mother and child doing well in the care of Dr. Clark. [Sharon news]
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Born: To A.W. Morrison and wife of Sharon township, September 13th, a daughter. Dr. Cushenbery.

Sep 27, 1901
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Died: Our sympathies go out to Mr. and Mrs. D.L. Iford on account of the death of their bright little son, Waldron Chase Iford, which occurred in Kiowa county on Wednesday, September 18th. Mr. Iford with three children had gone to Kiowa county to visit Mrs. Iford’s relatives. All three of the children were taken ill with tonsilitis. Two of them recovered. The little fellow who died was three years, six months and seventeen days old. Mrs. Iford arrived at the bedside of her boy just before he died. The parents feel the loss of their little son deeply and every one grieves with them
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Died: Eliza, wife of John Smith, died at her home on Elm creek at 9 o’clock, Wednesday evening, September 25th, aged seventy years. The cause of death was typho-malarial [sic] fever. She is spoken of very highly be her neighbors. The funeral was held yesterday.
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Died: The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. McCorkle, who live southeast of town a few miles, died Sunday morning, September 22nd, of cholera infantum.

Oct 4, 1901
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Died: On Friday morning, September 27th, Samuel Madden died at his home in this city, aged sixty-four years, seven months and twenty-five days. He had not been in good health for a number of years, but the sickness which caused his death began last July. The funeral services were conducted Saturday by Rev. W.T. McLain. Mr. Madden leaves a wife and five children. The sons are Noble and Johnson of Eagle township and Charley of this city. One daughter, Mrs. Thos. Soper, lives in Mingona township and the other in the east. Mr. Madden was an old citizen of Barber county.
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Died: James J., the baby son of Mr. and Mrs. O.J. Hitt, of this city, died Tuesday, October 1st, aged four months and seventeen days. The cause of death was dyspepsia. It had been ailing during the whole of its short life. Rev. J.F. Irwin officiated at the funeral Wednesday afternoon. The many friends of the sorrowing parents share their grief with them.
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Birthday: On Monday of last week, O.S. Boggs celebrated his 75th birthday. George Horney gave him a dinner at the Grand, and he was remembered with presents by several friends. On the dining table at the Grand were some very large and fine peaches from Mr. Boggs’ orchards.

Oct 11, 1901
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Married: At noon Monday, October 7, 1901, J.D. Mathews and Julia F. Gallagher were united in marriage at the home of Mr. Mathews by Rev. J.J. Griffin, pastor of the Baptist church. There are hardly two better known or more highly respected people in this county than this couple. Mr. Mathews is one of the leading stockmen and land owners of the county, and h is friends refer to him as the genial, jovial Dick. The Cresset joins their many friends in congratulating Mr. Mathews and his bride. They left in the afternoon for Indiana to visit a sister and other relatives of Mr. Mathews.

Oct 18, 1901
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Born: Dave Lockert says that boy and flat iron weighed 10 lbs. [Sun City news]
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Died: Again the dark shadow has passed over our community and left many sad hearts and sorrowing friends, caused by the death of Mrs. Maggie Rule, wife of Oliver Rule. Mrs. Rule was born in Missouri on November 4th, 1870, and lived in that state until she was married to Mr. Rule on December 12, 1897, when they came to this county. They were only permitted to enjoy each other’s companionship in prosperity and happiness for about four short years. Maggie leaves one child to weep o’er a dear mother, gone; a husband to mourn an affectionate wife, and a community of friends in whose hearts a fond memory will ever remain of a departed friend and pleasant neighbor, and who, as one, extend sympathy to the bereaved husband and family. Mrs. Rule has been a devoted Christian for fifteen years and was always ready and willing to do what she could for the cause she loved so much, and when death came, whispered that she was ready and anxiously waiting to receive her reward. Services were held at the Christian church conducted by Rev. Atwell. Text: “Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord,” Rev., 14th chapter, 13th verse.
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Wm Reutlinger, on October 11th, a son. Dr. Moore.
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Married: William R. Hendricks and Dora E. Rogers were united in marriage at the bride’s home, near Enon, Wednesday of last week by Rev. J.J. Griffin of this city. Their many friends extend congratulations.
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Williams on Saturday, October 12th, a son. Dr. Cushenbery. Up to the time the Cresset was printed this week we had no definite information as to the condition of Grandpa Lew Bragg, but at regular intervals, salute guns have been heard over in the direction of the gyp hills.

Oct 25, 1901
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Married: At the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. O.C. Howe, of this city, on Sunday, October 20th, 1901, William Harry Cooke of Lake City and Helen Burton of Medicine Lodge were married at 12:30 by Rev. L.M. Belden, pastor of the Presbyterian church. Only the immediate relatives and a few intimate friends witnessed the ceremony that joined these popular people together until “death them do part.” Soon after the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Cooke departed for their home near Lake City, carrying with them the congratulations and best wishes of all who enjoy the pleasure of their acquaintance. Mrs. Cooke has been active in social and club circles, where her literary accomplishments were much enjoyed. Harry Cooke, as everyone calls him, is a cattleman and farmer of Lake City township. He is a hard worker and deserves all the joy and prosperity that may come to him.
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Anniversary: “Celebrated China Wedding” - Mr. and Mrs. B.S. Kauffman celebrated the twentieth anniversary of their marriage at their pleasant home in this city on Saturday evening, October 19th. Quite a number of friends were present to wish them joy and continued health and happiness. The evening passed very quickly with music, games and other amusements. Nice refreshments were served during the evening. Mr. and Mrs. Kauffman have spent the greater part of their married lives in Medicine Lodge, and on the 20th anniversary were presented with a number of pieces of nice china as a testimonial of the esteem in which they are held.
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Died: John Robertson died at his home in Eagle township on Thursday, October 17, aged about 71 years. He had not been in good health for several months but the immediate cause of his death was a cold resulting from exposure. About two weeks ago he was in Medicine Lodge and on his way home he lost his road. It was a rainy night and from exposure he contracted a cold from which he never recovered. Rev. J.F. Irwin conducted the funeral services and interment was made in the Mule Creek cemetery. Mr. Robertson was one of the old settlers of Eagle township and a highly respected citizen.

Nov 1, 1901
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Born: A nice little girl baby was born to W.E. Stout and wife Tuesday night, Oct. 29th, 1901.
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Died: The little baby of Mr. and Mrs. A. Gregory died last Friday and was buried Saturday afternoon. The parents have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement. Remember how Jesus said: “Suffer little children to come unto me for such is the Kingdom of Heaven.” [Kiowa news]
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Died: Clarence Multer died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Greever Thursday morning, Oct. 25th, of typhoid fever. His remains were shipped Saturday afternoon to Colorado to be buried beside his mother’s grave. Clarence was liked by everyone who knew him and we all sympathize with his relatives. His death was quite sudden. [Kiowa news]

Nov 8, 1901
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Married: We presume the wedding bells were ringing on last Sunday in Medicine Lodge. Ralph Walker and Miss Cochron of Oklahoma were joined in the holy bonds of wedlock. What a time the boys had on Sunday evening when the newly married folks arrived at their new home just south of Sun [City]. Mr. Walker is a young ranchman who recently came in from Oklahoma and purchased a part of the Rowley ranch. Mr. Walker has gone into the cattle business and promises to be a successful farmer and ranchman. Mrs. Walker is a niece of Mr. and Mrs. Milt Clements. A long and happy journey through life is the wish of all who know them.
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Born: On Oct. 31st, to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rule, a nice girl baby. Mother and child doing well.
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Died: Mrs. Orsey McCorkle died in this city Tuesday morning, November 5th, 1901, aged about 75 years. The remains were taken to Chase county, her old home, for burial. Those who knew Grandma McCorkle speak of her with highest praise. And: We most sincerely thank all the neighbors and friends who so sympathetically rendered us service during the illness and death of our beloved mother. Signed: John McCorkle and wife; W.S. Rhodes and wife; Mrs. Alice Barr.
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Married: William Mays of Kiowa and Marcia L. Jarvis of Elwood township were united in marriage in this city Tuesday afternoon, November 5th, by Probate Judge Lacy. Mr. Mays is night marshal at Kiowa and a mighty good fellow. His bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Jarvis and is one of the popular teachers of the county. The Cresset extends congratulations.
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Married: The beautiful church of St. Mark’s never looked prettier than on Wednesday last, on the occasion of the marriage of Miss Blanche Young to Mr. Samuel Griffin. Punctually on the stroke of 10 o’clock the organ burst forth in its gladdest tones to the strains of the wedding hymn, “O, Perfect Love,” as the priest and the crucifer met the bridal party at the door of the church. The altar was elegantly adorned with choice flowers and brightly lighted by many candles which added dignity to the scene. At the choir step the bridal party were met by the groom and his attendant, Mr. John Wilkins, and her “the betrothal” took place. After which the entire party proceeded to the altar led by “the crucifer” with the processional crucifix, and the solemn vows were made, the “troth” plighted and given and the words spoken which made them man and wife “‘till death does them part.” The bride was dressed in a handsome wine-colored velvet traveling dress trimmed with white lace, and carried a large bouquet off bride’s roses in her hand and was attended by her maid-of-honor, Miss Mildred Gano, who wore a dress of castor broadcloth and carried pink roses. The bridegroom was dressed in conventional black as became the ideal bridegroom. The music was rendered by the choir of St. Mark’s, assisted by Prof. Shepardson, and Mrs. Shephardson who presided at the organ. The ceremony was celebrated by the Rev. L.L. Swan, rector of St. Mark’s, who was attended by his acolyte, Master Allen Hibbard, while Miss Frances Case acted as ring bearer. The ceremony was most solemn, impressive and dignified, while the music was of a high and elevating order. Never perhaps have two young people stood facing the realities of life with mor heartfelt sympathy and friendship than these. The bride is pre-eminently a daughter of Barber county, and one of the fairest of Medicine Lodge’s fair damsels, and from her childhood has grown up in our midst and endeared herself to one and all by her many charming graces and her genial character, and is beloved and admired by all with whom she has come in contact. The groom is one of the foremost of Medicine Lodge’s rising young lawyers, who by his engaging manners and strict application to business is enjoying the well deserved confidence of his friends by serving his second term of office as county attorney for Barber county. The happy couple left on the mid-day train to pass their honeymoon in Dubuque, Iowa. The Cresset extends to them both the heartiest congratulations, with every good wish for a pleasant and prosperous voyage over the ocean of life. We regret from lack of space that we are unable to enumerate the long list of beautiful gifts which evidence the high esteem in which the young couple are held by their host of friends. Conspicuous among which was a handsome silver tea service, an offering from the members of St. Mark’s and a few intimate friends.

Nov 15, 1901
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Married: Miss Lela Burns and R.D. Blaine were married last Thursday evening. It was a beautiful little home wedding. The bride is well and favorably known in Sawyer and surrounding country, and has many friends who wish her much happiness. The groom is a businessman of Pratt. They left Friday for their home in Pratt. [Sawyer news]
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Died: Dr. C.H. Downtain died about noon Tuesday at the home of his son-in-law, Link Herr. The Doctor has lived in Kiowa a number of years and is well known. His body was laid to rest on Wednesday. He leaves a wife, one son and two daughters. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved family. [Kiowa news]
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Died: Word was received here last week of the death o Dr. L.B. Gillett, which occurred at Beatrice, Nebraska, on November 3rd. Dr. Gillett was a prominent physician of this city twelve years ago. He quite the practice of medicine to take charge of Lord Scully’s real estate in Kansas with headquarters at Marion. He remained in that position until ill health forced him to move to New Mexico. Finding his ailment hopeless, he went to his mother’s home in Beatrice a few months ago to die. He leaves a wife and one son. Mrs. Gillett is a sister of Mrs. J.C. Davis of this city.
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Birthday: Tuesday evening being Mrs. Burd Lacy’s 65th birthday, her daughters - Miss Rosa and Sarah - gave her a birthday dinner. It was a lovely dinner. Everyone enjoyed themselves and wished Mrs. Lacy many more happy birthdays. Those present were: Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Simpson, Mrs. Wm. Martin, Mrs. Ed. Youmans, Mrs. Kinkaid, Mrs. Davenport, Mrs. Chenoweth, Mr. and Mrs. Kidd, Mrs. Fred Hoyt, Mrs. Juston, Mrs. Charley Taliaferro, Mrs. Dr. Tedrow, Mrs. David Iford, Kitty Lacy and David Nation, who led in family prayer, followed by Mrs. Johnson. Mrs. Fred Hoyt furnished some lovely music. Mrs. Lacy received a number of nice presents. Signed: A Participant.
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Born: To G. Olson and wife, Saturday, November 9th, a daughter. Dr. Cushenbery.
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Died: The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Al. Wheat of Eagle township, aged about one year, died Tuesday night, November 12th, after an illness of three weeks. Interment was made in Mule Creek cemetery Wednesday. The parents have the sympathy of all.

Nov 22, 1901
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hendrickson Thursday, Nov. 14, a daughter. Dr. Moore of Medicine attending physician. No cigars. [Lake City news]
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Died: Mr. Cramlet of Springvale met death on last Friday by becoming entangled in his lines and thrown under his wagon. Mr. Cramlet came to this county about four years ago from Stafford county and married Mrs. Kinch, who lived just north of the Turkey Creek mill. Mrs. Cramlet died two years ago. Since that time Mr. Cramlet has been employed by the plaster mills in hauling plaster to Springvale. It seems he had left the mills quite early in the morning and when last seen he was walking and driving his team with the lines around his body. It is thought that perhaps he stumbled and fell under the wheel of the wagon. Three gentlemen from Cullison, Mr. Gaither and O.J. Corliss, were the first to see him after he was killed. Mr. Cramlet went to Ohio about two months ago and while there was married to a second wife, but she for some reason had remained in the east. News was dispatched to her at once, but she did not get here for the funeral. Mr. Cramlet was about 60 years of age. The remains were interred in Coats cemetery Sunday. [Sun City news]
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Born: To Henry Hoover and wife, November 10th, a daughter. Drs. Kociell and Cushenbery in attendance.
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The remains of S.K.W. Field will be exhumed tomorrow and taken to his old home in Illinois by Mrs. Field for final interment. [Note: Obituary for S.K.W. Field can be found in transcription of Reel #M808 @ Sept 12 & Sep 19, 1900.]
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Born: To Wm. Martin and wife, Monday, November 18th, a son. Dr. Moore.

Nov 29, 1901
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Born: To F.R. Hayes and wife, Friday, November 22nd, a son. Dr. Cushenbery.
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Born: To M.F. Word and wife, of Grand, Oklahoma, at the home of Mrs. Word’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Woodward, in this city, Wednesday, November 27th, a son. Dr. Moore.

Dec 6, 1901
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Born: To Crate Justis and wife on December 1st, a daughter. Crate is feeling as proud as a peacock.
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Born: When Matt Smith returned from a business trip recently, he found that he had attained the dignified title of grandpa - a little girl having been born to his daughter, Mrs. Addie DeMoss, during his absence.
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Died: The infant child of Harry McMurtry and wife died Monday night, December 2nd. It was buried in Sharon Tuesday afternoon. Mr. McMurtry lives in Oklahoma. [Sharon news]
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Died: Mr. and Mrs. Fred Aubley received word Monday of the death of their son, Frank, who died of typhoid pneumonia. He had been engaged for a year past as foreman of a large cattle ranch 26 miles from Navajo, Texas. Frank grew up from childhood in this vicinity and was loved and respected by all his neighbors. He was interred at Navajo. [Mingona news] And @ col 4: News of the death of Frank Aubley, which occurred near Navajo, Texas, on Sunday, December 1st, was received here Monday. The cause of death was typhoid pneumonia. His brother Will left here Thursday of last week to take care of him. He was an industrious, exemplary young man, and his death has brought sorrow not alone to his relatives but to many friends in Barber county. At the time he became ill he was foreman of a cattle ranch near Navajo. [See also below @ Dec 13.]
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Died: “Judge Hardy Dead, At 12:12 Yesterday He Gave Up the Fight and His Spirit Passed to the Other Shore” - Judge H.H. Hardy is no more. After battling with disease for nearly a quarter of a century, he yielded to the grim conqueror at twelve minutes after 12 o’clock yesterday. An appropriate obituary will appear in the Cresset next week. The funeral service will be held this afternoon, but at this writing no definite arrangements have been made. [See below]
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Birthday: There was a jolly party at the home of W.S. Moomau of Valley township, first of the week, in honor of Charlie Moomau’s twenty-second anniversary. Those present were Misses Rosa Razor, Ida Hewitt, Mary and Martha Fairley, Dottie, Blanch and Esther Johnson, Alma Hogard, Sadie and Inez Moomau, Fred Moomau and family, George Evans, Elmer Hadica, Otis, Bert and Charlie White, Newton and Orrin Warren, Oscar Finly, Mr. Campbell, John Karnahan, Charley Hogard, Isom Rincarson, Charley and Cleve Moomau. Various games were played and refreshments were served.
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Birthday: Friday, Nov. 29th, was Miss Jesse Wilmot’s 19th birthday anniversary. All of the young people were invited in to spend the evening, and judging from observations, they had a merry time. Miss Jessie [sic] received a number of beautiful presents.
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Born: To H.H. Case and wife, Friday, November 29th, a son. Dr. Moore.

Dec 13, 1901
Died: “An Old Citizen Gone, The Remains of Judge Hardy Laid to Rest Last Friday Afternoon” - The funeral of Judge H.H. Hardy, who died at twelve minutes after 12 o’clock Thursday, December 5th, 1901, was held at the family residence Friday afternoon, and was very largely attended by old comrades in arms, friends and business associates in Barber county. The service at the house was conducted by Rev. J.F. Irwin, pastor of the M.E. church, and at the cemetery by Eldred Post, G.A.R. Probably no man in Barber county so nearly held the respect of all as did Judge Hardy, and it was with bleeding hearts and tear-filled eyes that those who knew him intimately followed his remains to the silent city of the dead. He was born in Ohio sixty-five years ago the 10th of last September. When the war of the rebellion broke out, he enlisted in Company H, 41st Regiment of Illinois volunteers, and served for over three years, attaining the rank of Captain. General John A. Logan was his commanding officer. In 1880 he located in Barber county. Her served the county two terms as probate judge. He had been in ill health since the war, and no man ever made a braver fight for life than he. His indomitable will and wonderful vitality has kept the grim reaper at arm’s length for years. The cause of death was consumption. He leaves a wife and three children - Fred Hardy and Mrs. J.E. Ellsworth of Alva, and S.T. Hardy of this city. [Memorial tribute poem follows.]
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Died: Mrs. Jane Howard of Turkey Creek died very suddenly of heart disease Thursday of last week at the home of her son. In the afternoon she complained of feeling ill and while her son was gone for aid, she died. She was about 60 years of age and very much respected by her neighbors. Rev. C.W. Owens of Belvidere conducted the funeral services Friday morning.
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Died: On the evening of November 29th, 1901, about 5 o’clock, at Navajo, Oklahoma, G.F. Aubley departed this life. His body was laid to rest in the Navajo cemetery on December 1st, witnessed by a large number of friends and acquaintances. Although a comparative stranger, he seemed to have made a number of warm friends, and although neither father nor mother were present in his last hours, that spirit which makes us wondrous kind brought him all the attention human hands could give him. He was loved by all who knew him, and honored and trusted by those with whom he was associated in business. He will be missed from the camp-fire by his comrades. It seems hard to give him up but we must all bow to the dispensation of God’s providence. It seems harder for you, father, mother, sisters and brothers, yet we must be submissive to Him who doeth all things well. Frank was thirty-two years old. His last words were, “Boys, stay with me.” He leaves a father, mother, four sisters and three brothers. May God bless the sorrowing ones. The funeral was conducted by the writer. Signed: J.A. ZINN. [Memorial poem included]
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Died: Word was received here Tuesday morning of the death of Jesse Woodruff, which occurred at his home in Kingman. His mother came down here last week and took him home. He became ill a few days before with fever. He had been employed at the Santa Fe depot in t his city for nearly two years, and by his courtesy had won the friendship of all. Among the young people he was very popular. The members of the Epworth League sent a beautiful floral wreath as a testimonial of their esteem.
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Born: Dr. Atwell reports a son born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Blackmore. [Sharon news]
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Married: Ralph Easly’s friends will be surprised to hear of his marriage to Miss Norris of Wichita. We wish Ralph every enjoyment of life. [Kiowa news]
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Married: Miss Minnie Stanfield was married to a young banker at Cherokee, Oklahoma, last Thanksgiving day. We do not know his name. It was a surprise to her parents and friends. But such is life. May God bless them. [Kiowa news]
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Born: To R. McKay and wife of Valley township, yesterday morning, a daughter. Dr. Moore.
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Born: To John Riggs and wife of Oklahoma, at the home of Mrs. Riggs’ parents, J.J. Hodge and wife, in this city, on Friday, December 6th, a son. Dr. Moore.

Dec 20, 1901
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Died: Charley Bailus was thrown from a horse at Hazelton Saturday morning, and at four o’clock in the afternoon of the same day died from injuries received. He was about 24 years of age and was esteemed by all who knew him. His parents reside in Colorado. They came Monday and took the body of their son home for interment.
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Lester Simpson, at Wichita, on Wednesday afternoon of last week, a son. This makes Hon. Jerry Simpson a grandfather for the first time.
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Born: To F.M. Lukins and wife, Wednesday morning, December 18th, a son. Dr. Moore.
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Born: A son was born on Sunday, December 15th, to Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Teagle of Mingona township. Dr. Kociell.

Dec 27, 1901
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Married: At the residence of Mrs. M.J. Higgins, on Christmas Eve, G. Roy Arterburn and Dora Allen were united in marriage by Rev. J.F. Irwin, pastor of the M.E. church. These are well known young Medicine Lodge people. The bride was born and raised here, and Mr. Arterburn has been associated with A.M. Houchin in the real estate and abstract business. Mrs. Arterburn is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Allen of Kansas City and a grand-daughter of Mrs. M.J. Higgins with whom she made her home. Only the immediate relatives witnessed the ceremony. The Cresset wishes them every joy and trusts that Cornucopia will shower her richest treasures upon them.
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Married: M. Clingerman and Maggie High of Kiowa were married in the parlor of the Central hotel on Monday, December 23rd, by Probate Judge Lacy.
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Married: A license was issued Monday to Fred Dicks, son of S.H. Dicks, and Etta Alford, daughter of Mayor W.C. Alford of Hazelton. They were married at Hazelton Tuesday evening. From our acquaintance with the fathers of these young people, we know they are all right, and are in every way worthy of life’s richest blessings.
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Marriage License: Granted Friday of last week to James Hembree and Flora Downing, two well known young people of Sharon.
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Married: John W. Lewis and Miss Mae McAllister of Kiowa were quietly married in the new Methodist church at Medicine Lodge Tuesday, December 24th, at two o’clock. Rev. J.F. Irwin officiating. L.T. Williams had said sometime ago that he had a present for the first couple married in the new church. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis did not know of the offer, but Mr. Williams presented them with an elegant china fruit dish.
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Married: Andy Alexander and Miss Laura Kumberg recently entered the state matrimonial. [Northwestern Barber news]
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Price, on Sunday, December 22nd, a son. Dr. Atwell. [Sharon news]
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Born: A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. E.S. Rule on the 20th. Dr. Moore attended. [Sharon news]
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Married: The wedding at the Woodman supper on the 14th was quite a happy surprise. The couple married were Joseph E. Manley and Leona E. Ratzcliff. We wish to extend to them congratulations and wishes for prosperity and happiness.

Jan-June 1902

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