Adams
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Walstad
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REEL #M872/KSHS Microfilm Collection

The Medicine Lodge Cresset (meaning "bright light") was a weekly newspaper, published in Medicine Lodge beginning early in 1879. At the time this reel begins, Friday, July 1, 1904, L.M. Axline and Otis Lorton were editor/publishers. Local news included coverage from the surrounding communities, as well as Medicine Lodge. The information has been copied as accurately as possible, but errors may still occur. Minor printing errors have been corrected, but otherwise the information is presented as it originally appeared. Please consult the individual reels to verify an item. I do not have any further information about these individuals or families. Contributed by Ellen Knowles Bisson (thebissons@worldnet.att.net).

Jul 1, 1904

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Married: Harry B. Mathew and Nora McKeever, Sharon township, were married by Probate Judge Gleason, at his residence, on Wednesday, June 29th. Mrs. Achsah Mathew of Anthony and Mrs. S.C. Fullerton of Moore township, mother and sister of the groom, witnessed the ceremony.

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Married: Jesse Morlan and Ida M. Bigham were married Thursday, June 23, in this city by Rev. J.J. McLain.

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Died: Saturday, June 25th 1904, at the home northeast of Medicine Lodge, at 4 o'clock in the morning, little Leora, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Moder, departed this life. [Memorial poem.] After the funeral services, conducted Sunday afternoon by Rev. C.P. Graham of the Nashville Presbyterian church,, the remains of the little one were laid to rest in the cemetery near the Mumford school house amid a goodly number of the neighbors. The sorrowing relatives have the sympathy of many friends.

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Died: Sarah F. Seaman was born July 7th, 1842, at Fallsburg, Sullivan county, N.Y., and departed this life at her home in Sharon, June 28, 1904, where she had made many friends who with her husband and two brothers, Dr. F. Atwell and Sam Atwell of Ness county, and their families mourn her departure, but our loss we realize is her gain. The funeral services were to be held Wednesday, June 29th, at 2 p.m.

Jul 8, 1904

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Married: "Ralph Faxon's Wedding - His Marriage to Miss Winans at Hutchinson June 29th a State Affair": The Hutchinson News has the following account of the marriage of R.H. Faxon to Miss Louis Winans: "A pretty June wedding was that of Miss Louise C. Winans and Mr. Ralph H. Faxon, of Medicine Lodge, which took place Wednesday evening, June 29, at the Presbyterian church at 8:30 o'clock. The church was beautifully decorated in green and white with stately palms, ferns and white flowers, the daisies predominating. Just before the bridal party entered, Mrs. Houston Whiteside in her pleasing manner sang "Because" by D'Hardelot. To the strains of the Mendelssohn wedding march played by Miss Leonora Scott, the bridal party approached, Miss Bessie Faxon of Tecumseh, sister of the groom, as maid of honor, coming first, followed by the bride's maids, Miss Harriet Stanley of Wichita, and Miss Grace Wood, Miss Edna Burns and Miss Mabel Burris, who, as they took their places, were met by the ushers, Mr. Leslie E. Wallace of Iola, Mr. Parks Helmick of Chanute, Mr. John Siegel of Topeka and Mr. Paul E. Webb of Stafford, who had approached by twos down the other aisle. The bride entered and was met beneath a snowy white umbrella by the groom and his best man, Mr. Jay E. House of Topeka. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Hugh T. Kerr, assisted by Rev. H.S. Rogers, who used the impressive yet beautiful ring service. Just at the close of the ceremony, the happy pair was covered by a shower of rose petals falling from the umbrella suspended above them. All their friends regarded it as a bright omen of their future. The bride, who is always a beautiful girl, looked lovely in a gown of white chiffon embroidered in wheat heads made over taffeta silk; she wore a full length tulle veil held in place by a diamond crescent, the gift of the groom, and carried an arm bouquet of daisies. Her traveling gown is a blue suiting, with green pin stripe. Miss Faxon's gown was a pal green silk, a mass of shirrings; the bride's maids gowns were creations of white with touches of green trimmings and all carried daisies. After the marriage a reception was held at the Winans' home on First avenue east, and congratulations and best wishes of the many friends in Hutchinson were extended to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Faxon, who, with Mrs. T.J. Faxon, mother of the groom, and Mrs. and Mrs. George W. Winans, composed the receiving party who met the guests in the receiving room. The decorations throughout the house and lawn were all in green and white. Mrs. Winans' gown was a champagne silk with trimming of pan velvet and gold braid. Mrs. Faxon's was a black silk with applique trimmings. During the evening, Mr. and Mrs. Winans had the assistance of Mrs. E.E. Barton, Mrs. Chas. E. Waite, Mrs. Ewing Stumm, Mrs. Ed L. Teed and Mrs. W.Y. Morgan, who served refreshments on the lawn buffet style from one long table, with green and white decorations of daisies and ferns. The wedding presents were many and beautiful and one which bears a good deal of sentiment with it is a pillow made from the goods of the bride's dress and embroidered in roses and filled with rose petals of bouquets received by the bride from the groom throughout their acquaintance. The bride is herself a charming and accomplished young woman in whose career the community takes a great interest. Her wonderful voice has brought her great honor and success in music. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Winans and their friends throughout Kansas have watched the daughter's advance with her art and will now join in the congratulations and good wishes on this occasion. Mr. Faxon is one of the young men of Kansas from whom a great future is expected. He is a newspaperman, but for six years has been secretary for Chester I. Long as congressman and senator. His intelligent and untiring work, his wide acquaintance and his ability have won for him the friendship and esteem of the public men of the state and have made him a success. He is a strong and brilliant writer and stands as high in the newspaper profession as he does in political lines. Mr. and Mrs. Faxon left last evening for a trip through Old Mexico and California, returning home by the norther lakes, and will be at home August 10 at Medicine Lodge. [There is a very long list of guests.]

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Died: Dollie Beatrice Lasswell, aged one year, eleven months and twenty-eight days, daughter of Joseph Lasswell and wife of Eagle township, died at 2:30 a.m., July 1st, of congestion of the lungs. She was only ill about nine hours and her parents did not realize her condition until the end came. Interment was made in the Mule Creek cemetery.

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Born: To E.A. Grandstaff and wife on Wednesday, July 6th, a daughter. Dr. Coleman. And it is said that Grandpa B.S. Kauffman has not been fishing this week.

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Marriage License: Issued on July 6th to Wade H. Mayfield of Sharon and Elva Prock of Hazelton.

Jul 22, 1904

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Died: "Apoplexy Causes the Death of an Old Man West of Lake City Friday." An old gentlemen of Coats named Laing died very suddenly last Friday evening near A.J. Hargis' place west of Lake City, He was driving a traveling man from Coats to Lake City by way of Sun [City]. Just after passing Mr. Hargis' place he suddenly threw up his arms, dropped the lines and fell over in the arms of the traveling man, dead. The body was taken to the Hargis residence where it remained until the undertaker and his friends arrived from Coats. The funeral was held in Coats Saturday.

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Marriage pending: Oliver Rule left Monday night for Wichita to meet his intended bride. They were to be married at Anthony on Tuesday night.

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Died: David Burnham, aged about 70 years, died in Alva June 7th. The deceased was a former well known citizen of the south part of Barber County.

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Fred E. Kimbrel and Effie Oare of Kiowa were married Monday, July 18th, by Probate Judge Gleason at his residence.

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Married: It is reported that Mrs. Nannie Garten of this city was married last week in Texas to a wealthy Texan.

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Born: A fine baby boy came to brighten the home of Chas. Henson of Kiowa on Wednesday of last week. Mrs. Henson is the daughter of August Langhart and wife of this city.

Jul 29, 1904

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Died: I.J. Snyder, aged about 63 years, died at the home of his son, D.R. Snyder, northeast of Sharon, Sunday morning. Interment was made at Hazelton.

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Died: The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Burns, after several weeks of suffering, died last Friday and was buried Saturday morning. Rev. C.A. Kitch conducted the service from the home.

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Birthday: Last Thursday evening Miss Pearl Kane was greatly surprised by about fifteen of her associates coming to her home in honor of her 16th birthday. She was the recipient of many beautiful presents. The usual games were played during the evening and thoroughly enjoyed. Ice cream and cake were served at a reasonable hour.

Aug 5, 1904

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Died: "Ed Sample Dead. A Well Known Attorney Passed Away Very Suddenly Friday Morning In This City." This city was shocked last Friday morning when it was announced that Edward Sample had died at four o'clock and those of us who have known him so many years can hardly realize yet that he has filed his last answer in earthly courts and has gone to enter his appearance before the bar of the great Court of Final Appeal. During Thursday Mr. Sample was about his business as usual and just before going home in the evening he stood for a moment talking jokingly with the writer of these lines, and as we parted remarked that he never felt better. He had a hemorrhage of the lungs during the night, and he arose and called to his sister than he was bleeding. He returned to his bed and before his sister could render assistance, he was dead. The remains lay in the pleasant home he and his sister had built for themselves but a few months before, in the hope that it would bring them many happy days, until Saturday morning when she started to their hold home in Jeffersonville, Indiana to lay them beside his brother, Claude, who died not many years since in the same manner. There was a brief funeral service at the home here Saturday morning. Edward Sample was in his forty-fifth year. He came to Barber county about twenty-five years ago and opened a law office. He served an unexpired term as register of deeds and this was the only office he ever held. In 1892, he was the Republican nominee for the legislature, and had he lived he would probably have been nominated this fall for county attorney. Until his health failed about six years ago, he was recognized as the most successful attorney in southwest Kansas and western Oklahoma. He could make as pretty and eloquent a plea as any man who ever stood before a jury. When the ravages of consumption began to impair his health a few years ago, his sister, Miss M. Nell Sample, came from the old Indiana home to nurse him and the tenderness with which she has cared for him has touched the hearts of all. Mr. Sample's father an mother and one sister reside in Indiana. A brother lives at Toronto, this state.

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Died: On Saturday, July 30th, at her home in Sharon, Mrs. Hannah E. Fain, aged 65 years, wife of W.W. Fain, after much suffering from cancer. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Roberson and interment made at Hazelton. Mrs. Fain was a good and faithful woman and much respected by her neighbors and friends. Several of her children were present at her bedside. She was conscious to the last and died in the triumph of the living faith and exhorted her friends and children to meet her in a better land. She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church at Hazelton. The relatives extend their thanks to their friends for help in time of trouble. [Sharon news]

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Born: To T.L. Lindley and wife, on Thursday, July 28th, a son. Dr. Moore.

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Born: To G. Roy Arterburn and wife, on Friday, July 29th, a son. Dr. Moore.

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Marriage License: Issued Tuesday to Chas. F. Holloway and Anna Josephine York of Kiowa.

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Married: Kirk Collins, son of Judge and Mrs. W.T. Collins, and Ottie Wells, daughter of S.F. Wells and wife, were married Wednesday evening, August 3rd, at the home of the bride's parents by Probate Judge Gleason. The happy couple will make their home at Isabel.

Aug 12, 1904

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Married: Everett L. Martin and Miss Ida M. Bullington were united in marriage Wednesday evening, August 10th, 1904, by A.O. Walker, pastor of the Christian church. These are most worthy young people and they have a large circle of well-wishing friends.

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Married: A number of Medicine Lodge people were surprised a few days ago to learn that Miss Essie Lindley, daughter of T.L. Lindley of this city, was married to Walter A. Scott in St. Louis on Thursday evening, August 4th. When she left here the first of last week, it was the understanding that she was merely going to see the exposition. The marriage took place at the Lafayette Park Presbyterian church. The ceremony was performed by the pastor of that church in the presence of the bride's father and a sister of Mr. Scott who resides in St. Louis. After spending a couple of days at the exposition, the happy couple left for Mr. Scott's home in Detroit where he has just been appointed to a civil service position in the post office. Mr. Scott spent several months of this year here writing life insurance. The many friends of the bride in Medicine Lodge who have known her since babyhood, extend best wishes for her happiness.

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Died: Thomas Winkler, whose demise occurred at his home about six miles northeast of Lake City on Tuesday of last week, was an old resident of this section, in prosperous circumstances, much respected as a man and a citizen. He had been for some time in a precarious state of health but appeared to be growing better and was at h te barn some distance from the house when stricken. The remains were interred in the cemetery at Coats on the day succeeding his death.

Aug 19, 1904

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Died: Alva Review - Dr. J.D. Karr was stricken with apoplexy Tuesday noon and died in a short time. He had an attack last fall from which he never fully recovered and he has been unfit for business ever since. He had been down town the morning of his death and was apparently feeling as well as usual. On reaching home at noon, he complained of feeling tired and of a pain in his head. Mrs. Karr promptly Ôphoned for a doctor but before medical assistance arrived, he was dead. Dr. Karr was one of our pioneer settlers, having come here from Medicine Lodge soon after the opening. He practiced medicine and ran a drug store and was widely known throughout the country. He was about 60 years old and leaves a wife, three daughters and one son to mourn his death. His wife and one daughter were present at his death.

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Died: Mrs. Anna E. Chandler died at the home of her son, C.Q. Chandler, of this city, at 10:15 Tuesday night, August 16, 1904, of a disorder of the stomach. She has been ill eight months and for the past few weeks her friends and relatives have had very little hope of her recovery. Mrs. Chandler died in her sixty-sixth year, mourned by those who have received her charity and assistance, loved by all who enjoyed her intimate acquaintance and friendship, and leaving the world in which she moved better for her presence and influence. She was a Christian woman who lived as she believed. There was no compromise with wrong-doing in her temperament. A brief funeral service was held at the Chandler home at 6:30 Wednesday evening by her pastor, Rev. J.J. Griffin, of the Baptist church, after which the body was taken to Rocheport, Missouri, by her son, C.Q. Chandler, Dr. W.S. Woods of Kansas City, a brother, and F.E. Carr of Wellington, a nephew, and laid beside her husband who died many years ago. A funeral service will be held at Rocheport by an old friend of the family from Columbia, Missouri. Mrs. Chandler leaves two children, C.Q. Chandler of Medicine Lodge and Mrs. H.J. Hammond of Clayton, New Mexico.

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Died: Died, at her home in Lake City Wednesday, August 17th, Mrs. Fannie Fisher Buck, relict of H.M. Buck, deceased, aged 74 years. Funeral services at the school house today at 2 o'clock p.m. Interment in Lake City cemetery. Mrs. Buck's name before her marriage was Fanny A. Fisher. She was a native of Boston, Massachusetts, and at a later period moved with her parents to, or near, Akron, Ohio, where her marriage with Mr. Buck was consummated in 1853. In 1882, she came with her husband to Lake City and has resided here since that time until now, having outlived her allotted time of three score years and ten, a weary wayfarer, ill from no disease, on the road to the far beyond she had laid her burden down and even as a tired child in its mother's arms she has fallen into the dreamless sleep that knows no awakening. In the glad summer time when the birds are singing and the air is sweet with the breath of the flowers she loved so well and the earth clad in pleasant green seems like to heaven, a place where gods might dwell, she has bade adieu to earth, spoken a last farewell to the children who stood at her bedside in t his last sad hour. She was a loyal wife, a loving mother. She was beloved by all. To the little children, "Grandma Buck" was especially dear, and they will miss her gentle words, her tender soothings of their childish griefs. Mrs. Buck leaves four sons, H.S., F.A. and D.L. Buck of Lake City, E.E. Buck of Otto, Cowley county, and two daughters, Mrs. Hattie Noah of Alva, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Nellie F. Lewis of Forth Leavenworth, to grieve over her taking off. Let them be consoled with the promise, "That they who mourn shall be comforted." [Memorial poem follows.]

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Price, last week, a daughter. Dr. VanFossen.

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. James Hembree, on Tuesday, August 16th, a boy. Dr. VanFossen.

Aug 26, 1904

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Died: Lula Pearl, daughter of W.R. and Annie Bethell, was born in Franklin county, Kansas, May 2, 1886 and after a short illness died at her home at Nashville, Kansas, August 18, 1904. Lula was converted at the age of eleven years and those who have been most closely associated with her need not to be told of the true, sincere Christian life she led. She was a dutiful and loving daughter; a kind and loving sister; her willing little hands were ever ready to take their share of the burden. Her's was indeed a beautiful life. For the past two years, she had been a student in Baker University and by her kind and gentle manner, her cheery disposition and her sincerity of purpose, she endeared herself to both faculty and students. The kind Father who doth all things well, has removed her from among us, her lessons are learned, her work finished, but truly such a life has not been in vain. The loving memory in which she is held will be a benediction to the loved ones left behind. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Turner after which she was laid to rest in the Nashville cemetery.

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Born: To D.H. Axline and wife on Friday, August 19th, a son. Dr. Moore.

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Born: To Wm. Axtel and wife, Monday, August 22nd, a daughter. Dr. Moore.

Sep 2, 1904

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Died: On August 27th, at 1 o'clock a.m., Mrs. W.R. Lepper of east Sharon township, of typhoid fever and heart trouble. Mary L. Lepper was forty-nine years, four months and twenty-three days of age. She was a good, patient mother, raising a large family and always being found at her post. They had lived in Sharon township nine years and was much respected by all who knew her. They have lived in Kansas twenty-five years. The people generally join Mr. Lepper and family in sympathy in this sad bereavement. Mr. and Mrs. Lepper have been married about thirty years. They have raised six children, two girls and four boys, all grown but one boy eleven years of age. Mr. Lepper and children wish to return their sincere thanks to all neighbors and friends for their help in this their sad hour of bereavement.

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Born: We congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Harry Cooke on the arrival of another boy baby in their home last Sunday. And @ pg 8: Born - To Harry Cooke and wife of Lake City, on Sunday, August 28th, a son. Dr. Moore.

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Joe Manly, a fine boy, about the 17th. All are doing well. Dr. VanFossen. [Sharon news]

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Birthday: The party at Preston Parr's last Saturday night in honor of the 17th birthday anniversary of their son, Columbus, was a very pleasant affair. Over thirty guests were present. At 11 o'clock, nice refreshments were served. We wish him many returns of the happy occasion, but hope they will not duck him in the watering trough every time. [Mingona news]

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Birthday: It was a jolly crowd that gathered at the home of Ben Harbaugh in Nippewalla township last Sunday to celebrate Uncle Eli Harbaugh's 79th birthday. Surrounded by his children and neighbors, with their good cheer and well wishes, Uncle Eli felt as young as any of them and he was in spirit anyhow.

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Married: G.A. Bucklin of Elm Mills and his son, Prof. G.A. Bucklin and wife, made the Cresset a pleasant call Monday. Prof. Bucklin, a student last year in Yale College, is now a member of the faculty of the Oklahoma University and will have entire charge of the department of economics. He was married on August 17th to Miss Evelyn W. Porter of Bensford, Ontario, a graduate of the University of Ontario.

Sep 9, 1904

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Died: George Evans very unexpectedly [died] Sunday, September 4th, at his home in Valley township. The attending physician, Dr. Atwell, says the cause of death was nervous prostration. The deceased had only been ill a short time and none of his relatives and friends suspected that death was so near. The funeral service was held Monday afternoon and interment made in Highland cemetery in this city. The deceased was thirty-six years of age and one of the best, most generally respected young men in Barber county. Among all who knew him there is not one but speaks of him in the highest terms of praise. He was the youngest son of M.T. Evans, one of the most respected citizens of Barber county.

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Died: On Friday morning, September 2nd, the spirit of Mrs. Sarah Wright, wife of Moses Wright of Moore township, crossed over to the mysterious beyond. The cause of death was heart trouble which had troubled her for a number of years. Interment was made in the Newkirk cemetery on Monday. The deceased leaves a broken-hearted husband, four sons and two daughters to mourn her death. The children are I.V., Bird, Frank, and George Wright and Mrs. F.S. Atwell and Mrs. T.P. Elliott. During her long residence in Barber county she has endeavored to live up to the golden rule and it cannot be said that her life has been in vain.

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Died: Alice, wife of C.L. Smart, a former citizen of Sharon township, died at her home in Zenda, Kingman county, on August 27th, aged about sixty years. The deceased is survived by a husband, five daughters and three sons. One of her daughters, Mrs. W.L. Iliff, lives in this city. The surviving relatives have the sympathy of every one.

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Born: To Ned Axtel and wife, on Sunday, September 4th, a daughter. Dr. Moore.

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Born: To Earnest Williams and wife, on Friday, September 4th, a daughter. Dr. Coleman.

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Born: To Harry Burney and wife of Kiowa, on Saturday, September 3rd, a nine-pound daughter.

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Married: On Monday, September 5th, Charley Barnett, son of Mrs. Barnett, and Laura Marchel, daughter of A.A. Marchel of Mingona township, were married in Pratt. May joy and good fortune attend them.

Sep 16, 1904

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Married: A.F. Schnelle of Lemonville, Missouri, father of the Schnelle boys of Sharon, secured a license Monday to marry Mrs. M.J. Wolgamott of Sharon. They were married at Sharon Wednesday [Sep 14]. And also at Sep 23, pg 4, col 2 - Married: At the home of her son, G.W. Cavanaugh, in Sharon, on September 15th, Mrs. Mary J. Wolgamott to Mr. A.J. Schnelle of Lemonville, Missouri. Mrs. Walgamott is one of our best women. Her friends are many, both among the young and old. Mr. Schnelle is a successful business man and has shown wisdom in his choice. His sons and grandsons are residents of the valley and some of them our most respected citizens. Only immediate relatives of the family were invited guests, among whom were Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Schnelle, Mr. and Mrs. McCune, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schnelle, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Stolebarger, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Schnelle, Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Crawford, Mr. and Mrs. Horace Crawford, Mrs. Sarah Crawford, Mrs. Ruth Roach, Villa Cavanaugh, Walker Cavanaugh, Sarah Stolebarger, and Lena Stolebarger. Mr. and Mrs. Schnelle left immediately after the ceremony for their home in Lemonville, Missouri. We wish them long life and happiness.

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Married: William A. Kinney of Alva and Mattie Laury, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D.R. Laury of this city, were united in marriage Sunday, September 11th, by Rev. J.H. Shamberger of Mingona. The bride is a very nice accomplished young lady and we congratulate Mr. Kinney on the wisdom of his choice for a help-mate through life.

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Married: P.N. Nash and Lois Cavin of Moore township were married in this city Wednesday, Sept. 14, by Probate Judge Gleason. This was a fine looking couple and the Cresset wishes them every happiness.

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Born: Otto Winters and wife were made happy on the 12th by the arrival of a boy baby. Dr. VanFossen.

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Born: Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Houge are the happy parents of a nice girl baby born about the first of September. Dr. VanFossen.

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Died: Sarah E. Vannaman was born in Pennsneck Township, Salem county, New Jersey, May 3, 1832, and was married to Moses Wright, Feb 16, 1850. She removed with her family to Brighton, Illinois in 1855, again in 1882 they moved to Colfax, Iowa, where they resided until the fall of 1884 when they moved to Barber county, Kansas, where they have since resided until her spirit was called to a better world at 2:55 a.m., Sept. 3, 1904 after a short illness with pleura neuralgia. She was the mother of four sons and four daughters, all of whom were present at her funeral with four sons-in-law, four daughters-in-law and twenty-eight grandchildren. Nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren were unable to be present. "Mother Wright," as she was familiarly called, was a true Christian woman; she was converted and joined the M.E. church and lived as an acceptable member until 1873 when she with her husband became a charter member of the Central Illinois Conference of the Free Methodist church in which she remained a faithful member until her death. To know her was to love her. She had taught the infant class in Sunday school for forty years and was dearly loved by the little folks. She was always at her post of duty and died as she had lived. She will be greatly missed by her dear husband who has so long shared with her life's joys and sorrows and by a large family who have known her as "mother" and by a host of friends. Funeral services were held at the Mound Center School house on Sept. 5, conducted by Rev. A.C. Brown of Sharon. The sermon was preached from Rev. 14:13, after which her remains were laid to rest in the Newkirk cemetery. The family extend thanks to the neighbors and friends for comfort and aid received in this time of need.

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Born: To Will Iliff and wife, Monday, September 12th, a son. Dr. Moore.

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Balmer, Wednesday morning, September 15th, a daughter. Dr. Coleman.

Sep 23, 1904

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Married: John Dunham and Miss Nellie Bentley of Valley township were united in marriage Sunday, September 18th. Both of them have a great many friends in the north part of the county and in Medicine Lodge who wish them every happiness, and they deserve it. [See Dec 28, 1906 for birth of Mr. and Mrs. Dunham's first child.]

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Died: Mrs. Emma Johnson attended the funeral of the baby Elisha Skinner, her cousin, at Kiowa Saturday. The baby died on Friday. Mr. and Mrs. Skinner live on the Ellis farm near this city but had taken their baby to Kiowa for medical treatment.

Sep 30, 1904

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Married: Calvin B. Koontz of Moore township and Miss Daisy E. Saunders of Hazelton were married on Wednesday, September 28th, by Probate Judge Gleason. The Cresset extends its best wishes to this worthy couple.

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Born: A fine girl baby arrived at Harve Tedrow's last week. [Mingona news] And also at pg 8, col 3: Born to H.A. Tedrow and wife of Mingona township, on Tuesday, September 20th, a 10 pound daughter. Harve was so flustrated [sic] and proud over the event that he forgot to tell us about it last week.

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Born: To John Wells and wife, Monday, September 22nd, a daughter. Dr. Kociell.

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Marriage License: Issued Tuesday to J.E. Lester of Cedar township and Blanche E. Lynde of Hazelton. And also: Oct 7, pg 5, col 1, Married: Miss Blanche Lynde and Ed Lester were married Wednesday evening of last week at the home of the bride's mother. The happy couple started the next day for the fair at St. Louis. Both the young people are well known here and they have the hearty congratulations and best wishes of the community.

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Born: To Fred Moomau and wife, Monday, September 26th, an 11 pound son. Dr. Moore.

Oct 7, 1904

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Married: Miss Maud Martin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Martin of this township and Mr. Howard A. Ball were united in marriage at the First Christian church of this city at 7:30 Wednesday evening, October 5th, by Dr. J.L. Patterson, pastor of the Methodist church. The ceremony was witnessed by a large crowd of friends of the young people. Immediately after the ceremony, Mr. and Mrs. Ball left for Wichita to visit W.T. Rouse and family a few days. They will make their home in this city where Mr. Ball is employed by the Chase Hardware Company. These young people deserve and have received the hearty congratulations of everyone who knows them.

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Married: Miss Willa York and Mr. Blaine Jones of Lake City were married at Pratt on Monday, October 3rd. The Lake City people have been expecting this event for some time, and one and all join in extending to them the good wishes they so richly merit.

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Married: Miss Lula Stevens and Mr. Elbert E. Gamble, two popular young people of Hazelton township, secured a license on Saturday to marry. They were married t the bride's home Sunday, October 2nd. The Cresset extends congratulations.

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Died: Joseph Wiley was called to Grant county two weeks ago by the serious illness of his granddaughter, Laura Blake, daughter of C.S. and Cora Blake. The young lady had typhoid fever and about her last conscious moment was on the arrival of Mr. Wiley when she greeted him with, "Hello, Grandpa." She died on September 29th, aged about eighteen years. Miss Blake was born in Barber county, but her parents have lived in Grant county for a number of years. She was a bright young lady just budding into lovely womanhood, and her death is mourned by everyone who knew here.

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Born: To L.E. Brewer and wife on September 25th, a daughter. Dr. Moore.

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Born: To A.L. Linton and wife on September 29th, a son. Dr. Moore. This explains why Mr. Linton has been stepping around with his head thrown back and chest pushed out to its fullest expansion.

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Born: M.E. Updegraff received word Wednesday that he was a grandfather. A daughter was born to Dr. and Mrs. A.D. Updegraff of Anthony on Tuesday, October 4th.

Oct 14, 1904

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Married: There was a double wedding in Deerhead township Tuesday, October 11th, which makes us feel glad. George Larkin and Mary Kennedy and John Larkin and Stella Kennedy are the names of the two happy couples and the ceremony was performed by Father Maloney of Danville. The grooms are brothers who have lived in Deerhead so long that they are well known throughout the county. The brides are sisters whose home has been in Cleveland, Ohio. And on Nov 11, 1904, pg 8: Jack Larkin and wife of Deerhead got back home Monday from their wedding trip to the world's fair.

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Married: Henry H. Smith, son of William Smith of Elwood township, and Ada C. Mills, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight P. Mills of this city were united in marriage Saturday evening, October 8th, by Judge W.T. Collins. This wedding was somewhat of a surprise to the families of the two principals, but all join in wishing them much joy.

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Married: John W. Lewis and Frankie E. Smith, two popular young people of Kiowa, were married Sunday, October 9th, in Kiowa.

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Married: Our Sharon correspondent gives an account of the marriages of Roy N. Hornbeck and Ethel King and Herbert Moyer and Anna Brown in Sharon, Sunday, October 9th. [Also see below for more information bout these marriages.]

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Married: Pearl [sic] Haner and Miss Lucy Wiley of Medicine Lodge were married last Saturday evening, October 8th, at the bride's home. Elder J.J. McLain officiated. We extend congratulations.

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Married: Herbert Moyer and Miss Anna Brown were united in marriage Sunday evening, October 9th, at the home of the bride. Dr. Atwell officiating. This is a worthy young couple and they have received the congratulations of their hosts of friends. [Sharon news] And also at pg 5, col 1, Married: [About the Moyer/Brown and Hornbeck and King weddings] An interesting time was had on the morning of October 10th. A number of young folks gathered after midnight Sunday night and serenaded the two young couples united in marriage on Sunday evening by Rev. Atwell. To say it was a surprise on them would be to put it mildly. About seventy-five participated in the sport. A general good time was the result. After a generous treat was given the serenaders and the congratulations extended to the two couples, all repaired to their respective homes feeling better for having given them a token of their esteem and friendship, and wishing them a smooth voyage down life's stream. [Sharon news]

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Married: Roy N. Hornbeck and Miss Ethel King were united in marriage by Rev. Atwell Sunday evening, October 9th, at the bride's home. The esteem these young people are held in was evinced by the many warm congratulations and well wishes they have received. [Sharon news]

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Born: To W.L. Bragg and wife, Monday, October 10th, a daughter. Dr. Coleman.

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Hull of Moore township, on Tuesday, October 11th, a daughter.

Oct 21, 1904

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Married: Arthur L. Goddard, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.S. Goddard, and Carrie C. Morris, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dallas Morris, of near Medicine Lodge, were united in marriage at 7:30 Monday evening, October 17th, by Dr. J.L. Patterson, pastor of the Methodist church of this city. The ceremony was performed at the parsonage. Both of these young people have grown up in Barber county, the groom having been brought here from Chautauqua county when he was nine months old, and the bride was born here. After the ceremony, they left for St. Louis to spend their honeymoon at the exposition. The Cresset joins their many friends in the congratulations that have been showered upon them.

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Married: C.C. Myers, son of Mr. and Mrs. D.N. Myers, and Rose Stringer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.M. Stringer of this township, were united in marriage Wednesday, October 19th, by Probate Judge Gleason. They will make their home in this township and they have the best wishes of everyone.

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Married: J.E. Wood of Kiowa and Mary L. Frances of Sharon were married Wednesday, October 19th, by Rev. A.C. Brown of Sharon. They will make their home in Woods county, Oklahoma.

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Married: George Harn and Nannie J. Horton, two popular young people of Hazelton, were married on October 12th by Rev. L.F. Hayes.

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Died: The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mounsey of Nippewalla township died Sunday evening, October 16th, aged fifteen months. The cause of death was stomach trouble. The little fellow had only been ill a few days. The funeral service was h eld here Monday afternoon by Dr. J.L. Patterson,, pastor of the Methodist church, and interment made in Highland cemetery. The parents feel the loss of their little one deeply and their many friends mourn with them.

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Robert English on Tuesday, October 18th, a daughter. Dr. Moore.

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Marion Lukins, west of town, on Thursday, October 13th, a son. Dr. Moore.

Oct 28, 1904

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Married: At Moberly, Missouri, at 7:30 p.m., October 18th, W.P. Case Stout of Kinsley, Kansas, and Minnie L. Green of Moberly. Dr. Berry, pastor of the Christian church, performed the ceremony. The groom is a young man who grew up in Medicine Lodge. He is industrious and a splendid young man. He is a son of Dr. I.W. Stout of this city. Mr. and Mrs. Stout will make their home in Kinsley.

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Married: R.R. Stout and Anna Helbert, two well known people of Cedar township, were married in this city on October 20th, by Probate Judge Gleason.

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Married: Robert Evans and Miss Winnie S. King of Alva were united in marriage Sunday evening, October 23rd, in the presence of the immediate relatives and a few friends. Mr. Evans is a stepson of Col. C.H. Eldred, well known in this county and city. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cleve King. Both are popular young people and their friends in Barber county join in extending to them best wishes for a long life of domestic happiness and prosperity.

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Married: W.H. Hooker, son of Mr. and Mrs. H.K. Hooker of this city, was married at Woodward, Oklahoma, on Sunday, October 23rd, to Miss Minnie Schmachtenberger of Fort Supply, Oklahoma. Harry has disposed to his barber business in Fort Supply and will make Barber county his future home. While we have not the acquaintance of his bride, we feel sure that Harry has chosen wisely and we join their many friends in wishing them an abundance of happiness and prosperity.

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Died: On Saturday, October 15th, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. F.E. Upham of Sharon, aged 2 years, 2 months and 19 days. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Brown at the Christian church. The parents and relatives have the deep, sincere sympathy of all their neighbors and acquaintances. Mr. and Mrs. Upham express their thanks to neighbors and friends for help in their sad time of bereavement and sorrow. [Lake City news]

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Died: Word was received last week of the death of Miss Bula Warren at Bowie, Texas. She was the daughter of John A. Warren and a sister to Elmo Warren. She was one of twins, as near alike as sisters could be and sixteen years of age. She was known to a number of Valley.....educated young girl, having visited her uncle, J.H. Warren, here last fall and their sympathy goes out to her sorrowing king. A sweet flower gathered just as it bursts into glory to grace the Son's throne, a shadow here, a new light in Heaven. [Lake City news]

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Married: At the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Stolebarger one and a half miles west of town, on Sunday, October 23rd, their eldest daughter, Stella, to Mr. Elmer S. Rule, eldest son of Oliver Rule. The ceremony occurred at 6 p.m. amid a large circle of relatives and was solemnized by Elder E.A. Neuby of Wichita. Mr. and Mrs. Stolebarger distinguished themselves in making everyone feel at home by their unbounded hospitality. Guests from abroad were Mr. and Mrs. John Whittaker and Mr. and Mrs. Jas. A. Fair, of Oklahoma. The bride and groom left Monday for a visit to the World's Fair. Below is a list of presents with donor's names: Mattress and bed spread, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Stolebarger; Bible, Oliver Rule; Rocker, Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Schnelle; Table linen and napkins, Mr. and Mrs. John Whittaker; Clock, Mr. and Mrs. Elbert S. Rule; Table linen and towels, Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Schnelle; Towels, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. A. Fair; Rug, Mr. and Mrs. D.S. Jones; Set dishes, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Schnelle; China mug, Chester Rule; Quilt, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Neal; Rug, Miss Minnie Kemp; Glass water set, Neal and Allie Stolebarger; Berry set, Lelie and Edith Stolebarger. [Lake City news]

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Born: To Wm. Davenport and wife, Tuesday, October 25th, a son. Dr. Moore.

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Born: To W.C. Aubley and wife, Saturday, October 22nd, a son. Dr. Longnecker.

Nov 4, 1904

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Married: Prof. J.H. Ledgerwood of Pond Creek, Oklahoma, and Miss Stella M. Smart of Zenda, Kansas, were married in this city at 8:30 Wednesday morning, October 26th, at the residence of the bride's sister, Mrs. Will Iliff. Dr. J.L. Patterson, pastor of the Methodist church, and an old friend of the groom, performed the ceremony. The bride formerly lived in this county and was one of our popular school teachers. Prof. Ledgerwood is county superintendent of the Pond Creek schools.

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Died: "Frank Lane Dead. Prominent Citizen of Barber County a Victim of Pneumonia - Died October 26th" - Frank M. Lane died at his home in Kiowa at 5 o'clock Wednesday, October 26th, of pneumonia. He had been in ill health for several months but two days before his death he had an attack of pneumonia. The funeral service was held Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Trinity Episcopal church, and friends of the deceased from all over the county attended. Frank M. Lane was one of the best known citizens of Barber county. He has lived in Kiowa since the town was organized and two years ago he was the Republican candidate for sheriff. He was an old soldier and at the time of his death was Commander of the G.A.R. post at Kiowa. He was also a member of the Anthony Knight Templar, Cosmos Blue Lodge of Masons and of the A.O.U.W. The news of Mr. Lane's death reached Medicine Lodge Thursday afternoon after the Cresset was printed, but a number of those who learned of it went to Kiowa Friday for the funeral.

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Died: Word was received here yesterday morning that Mrs. Allen Herr had died at Roswell, New Mexico, Wednesday morning, November 2nd, of consumption. At this writing it is not known here where the body will be buried. Mrs. Herr is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.R. Taylor of this township. She had been ill for some time, and her husband took her to New Mexico a short time ago, but too late for the climate to benefit her. She leaves a husband, four little children and numerous relatives who have the sincere sympathy of every one. Mrs. Taylor left here Tuesday for Roswell, but did not arrive until death had claimed her daughter.

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Died: Dr. L.D. Skilling of Kiowa, father of C.C. Skilling, died at 7 o'clock Monday evening, aged about 88 years. He ate breakfast in the morning and seemed as well as usual. When called for dinner, he appeared to be half asleep and he remained in this condition until he passed away peacefully. The funeral service was held Thursday.

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Born: J.B. Gano received a telegram Monday announcing that he was a granddad again. A son was born to Porte L. and Mildred Gano Unger at Ungers, West Virginia, October 31st.

Nov 11, 1904

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Married: William L. Lusk and Tressie Rhodes were married Sunday, November 6th, at the home of the bride's parents by A.O. Walker, pastor of the Christian church. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Rhodes. Mr. Lusk is a son of Mrs. Chas. Rankin and is assistant Santa Fe agent here. Both are popular young people of this city. The Cresset heartily congratulates them.

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Born: To Wm. Martin and wife, Wednesday, November 9th, a son. Dr. Coleman.

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Born: To James Dobbs and wife, Saturday, November 5th, a daughter. Dr. Moore. With two sons and a daughter, you can imagine how high Jim is stepping. [See Dec 8, 1905 for death of this infant.]

Nov 18, 1904

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Died: The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Hagerman of this city died Saturday, November 12th, aged one week. Dr. J.L. Patterson conducted the funeral Sunday. This is the second sorrow within a year that has fallen upon this home. The bereaved parents feel deeply touched by the kindly sympathy and assistance of their neighbors during their trouble.

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Died: "A Mother in Israel Fallen" - Mary Ann Murphy, aged 75 years, 9 months and 3 days, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.G. Clayton, in this city, at 6 o'clock a.m., Monday, November 14, 1904, of paralysis. Dr. J.L. Patterson conducted the funeral service at the Methodist church Tuesday morning and interment was made in Highland cemetery. Mrs. Murphy was one of the early settlers in Barber county. Her maiden name was Mary Ann Cramer, and she was born in Clermont county, Ohio. When 17 years of age, she married Joseph G. Murphy, who died a quarter of a century ago. She was the mother of ten children, eight of whom are living. They are: Thos. Murphy, Mrs. J.H. Minnick, Mrs. J.G. Clayton, Mrs. J.C. Walstad of this city; John Murphy of Quapau, I.T., William Murphy of Blaine county, Oklahoma, Mrs. August Schmidt of St. Louis, Adam Murphy of Maquon, Illinois. All were present at her death except the last named. She was a sister of Mahlia Cramer of this township and William Cramer of Washington who were present at the funeral. In her death, it may be truly said that "a mother in Israel has fallen." [see below for marriage of Thos. Murphy's daughter.]

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Married: On Sunday, November 13, 1904, Eugene E. Blackmore of Sharon and Ethel M. Murphy, daughter of Thos. Murphy and wife of this township, were united in marriage by Rev. G.L. Swan.

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Married: George R. Louthan of near Mumford and Louise Eckert of Nashville were married Sunday, November 13th, at the home of the bride.

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Married: Charles F. Wells of this city and Letha Balsor of Lake City were united in marriage Tuesday, November 15th, at the home of the bride by Rev. Spencer. [Also at pg 5, col 1/]

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Married: W.L. McCracken, son of C.T. McCracken and wife of Elwood, and Alice E. Hickle, daughter of C.E. Hickle and wife of Moore township, were married at the home of the bride Wednesday evening, November 16th.

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Died: With sorrow we mention the death of Mrs. Claude Stockstill, nŽe Maude Stewart, who died at her father's home last Saturday night at 11 o'clock. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. J.L. Patterson, pastor of the Methodist church at Medicine Lodge, in the Christian church at Sharon to a large concourse of people. The relatives of the deceased have the sympathy of all the surrounding community in this their sad bereavement. [Sharon news] And also pg 8, col 5: Mrs. Maud Stockstill, aged 20 years [see below for correction], wife of Claude Stockstill, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Stewart, five miles east of Medicine Lodge, who are among our early settlers. Maud was born, married and died on the old home place. She leaves one child, a sweet little girl who is perhaps too young to remember her death, little, patient, loving, Christian mother, but God will care for the dear little child since Mama is called away. Maud was a quiet, reserved little woman and was held most dear by all who knew her. She was a dutiful daughter, a loving wife and a kind and loving mother. She was loved and almost idolized by her family. Although she was married while quite young [at 16 on Jan 15, 1902, see Reel M#809] and went to housekeeping, it was a rare treat to her friends to eat a meal prepared by her own little hands. There was a real true love and happiness in their little home. They had peace and plenty but from some cause Maud took a severe cold about a year ago; since then, it grew worse and worse in spite of all that could be done for her. She was treated by our best doctors, then advised to go to Colorado Springs, where it was hoped she would regain her health. It was thought at first she was improving, but she soon began to fail again so after a stay of about three months at the Springs, she decided to come home since which time she has gradually grown worse until death claimed her on Saturday night, November 12, at half past ten o'clock. She had gradually lost her voice until she could scarcely speak above a whisper, until a short time before her death when her voice came back to her, then she called all the family to her bedside and in a clear distinct voice, bade each goodbye, saying, "Mamma, do not cry. I have left it all with God. He may spare my life longer than anyone in this house, but if it is His will I am ready to go and I want you all to meet me in heaven." Then she shook hands with every one present, saying, "Prepare to meet me in heaven," and when she came to h er father, she knew of one family that he was not friendly with, so she said in her angelic way, "Papa, I wish you would forgive and be friendly with them," after which she wanted that man sent for and death waited for her to finish her peacemaking here on earth, after which she made a long and fervent prayer in which she remembered all her friends and relations and thanked God that she had not suffered more, saying, "God is so good." The last words we heard her utter were "Jesus can do anything," after which her voice grew weaker, when her sister, Cora, kneeling down by her bedside and taking Maud by the hand in a clear voice offered up a heart-touching prayer which lasted until the angels called our own dear Maud, when she said, "It is finished." [Memorial poem follows.] Letter of Thanks: Samuel Stewart and family all join in expressing their heartfelt thanks, not only to those who were with us in our bereavement and who shared our sorrow with us, but we felt that our sorrow was shared by the public when we saw in the funeral procession almost all our friends and neighbors. So we say to one and all that we fully appreciate the honor you have shown our dear Maud. Signed: SAMUEL STEWART AND FAMILY.

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Birthday: A birthday part at Harry Cooke's Tuesday night in honor of Frank's 24th birthday. It was a boisterous gathering of young people and the fun they had cannot be expressed with a lead pencil. pg 5, col 3

Married: Last Saturday [probably Nov. 12th], at the home of the bride's parents in Woodward county, Oklahoma, Miss Myrtle Harrison was united in wedlock to James L. Oldson of this city. The bride and groom are well known to our people, among whom they have resided for a number of years and few they are who have more friends than they. Mr. and Mrs. Oldson are now at home to friends at their home on South 7th Street. [Kiowa news]

Nov 25, 1904

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Married: On Sunday, November 20, 1904, at the home of the bride, nine miles southeast of Medicine Lodge, James Walker Cavanaugh, son of G.W. Cavanaugh of Sharon, and Jessie Irene MacGregor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John MacGregor of this township, were united in marriage by Rev. F.S. Atwell of Sharon. Only the immediate relatives of the young people witnessed the ceremony. The bride is a lady of high attainments, beloved by every one and is one of the popular school teachers of this county. Mr. Cavanaugh is an industrious young man and is well spoken of by those who know him. The young people will make their home in Sharon.

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Married: At the home of the bride near Lake City, Wednesday, November 16th, Miss Lida Hargis to J.T. Marsh, Rev. Spencer officiating. This ought to prove an exceptionally happy union. Mrs. Marsh is the youngest daughter of A.J. Hargis, the well known stockman, and has enjoyed the advantages of the best schools, and, what is of more consequence, a home training in household duties and responsibilities of conjugal life. Mr. Marsh is a young man whose stability of character and freedom from all bad habits have gained for him the respect and friendship of all who know him, while his business qualifications and conservative methods have won him the confidence of business men. We extend congratulations to the newly wedded couple, hoping their future may be fair as the day which witnessed their union.

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Married: James M. Miller and Bertha Crissman were married Tuesday, November 22nd, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Crissman, of Kiowa. Rev. C.A. Kitch, pastor of the Methodist church of Kiowa, performed the ceremony. Mr. Miller was the late Democratic candidate for Register of Deeds. His bride is a very accomplished lady.

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Married: Cards have been received here announcing that the marriage of Fred T. Elliott, the popular bookkeeper in V.S. Cook's store of this city, and Miss Catherine Jones, will occur at Lehigh, Indian Territory, Wednesday, November 30th. [See Dec 9, pg 1, col 5 for details of this wedding.]

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Married: Probate Judge Gleason, who was sworn to keep the record hidden from the newspaper reporters, is permitted this week to announce that on the 12th, he issued a marriage license to Mr. Louis Cooke and Miss Edith M. Silver of Isabel.

Dec 2, 1904

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Married: On Monday evening, November 28th, at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. James Wells, Miss Martha B. Watkins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Watkins of Sharon township, and Thomas Ireland were united in marriage by Dr. J.L. Patterson, pastor of the Methodist church. Only the relatives and a few friends were present. After the ceremony, the happy couple left for Woods county, Oklahoma, where Mr. Ireland has charge of his mother's farm. We have been expecting this event for several years, but had almost concluded that Tom did not have the nerve to take that important step. Now that he has done so, we wish to extend to him and his estimable wife our sincere congratulations. Both of them are entitled to the best this good old world can furnish and we trust they will get it.

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Married: Daniel Kidd, son of Mr. and Mrs. T.M. Kidd, and Bessie L. Adams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel J. Adams, of this city, were quietly married Saturday evening, November 26th, by Justice W.T. Collins. They will continue to make their home in this city.

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Married: Ernest Packson, son of Dr. Rachel Packson of Kiowa, and Berdine Jarvis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Jarvis of Elwood township, were married Sunday, November 27th, by Rev. C.A. Kitchen, pastor of the Methodist Church of Kiowa.

Dec 9, 1904

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Died: At her home on the Fullerton place near Belvidere, Kiowa county, on the morning of November 30 of typhoid malaria, Fannie Garten Smith, wife of Sam E. Smith and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Garten of Mingona township, in the 29th year of her age. Interment in Lake City cemetery Thursday, December 1, where brief funeral services were conducted by Rev. Owens of Belvidere in the presence of a large congregation of relatives and friends. [Note: The is a very long obituary, with few factual details. The last paragraph mentions five children, but names are not included. Please consult the microfilm reel for the full text.]

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Died: George Meadors died at his home near Sun City, about 11 o'clock Sunday, December 4th, of typhoid fever, after an illness of several weeks. The funeral services were held Tuesday by Rev. C.W. Owens of Belvidere, and interment made in the Lake City cemetery. The deceased was in his forty-fourth year and he leaves a wife and four children. Mrs. Meadors is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Sears of this city. George Meadors had resided in the western part of the county a number of years, where he followed the occupation of farming and stock raising successfully. His family and relatives have the sincere sympathy of everyone who knew them.

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Anniversary: December 5th was the tenth anniversary of the wedding of Alford Hittle to Miss Jane Doles of Mingona township. About thirty or forty of their relatives and friends gathered at the Hittle residence to celebrate the event. A delicious turkey was served with all those extras, such as dressing, cranberry sauce, &etc., and there seemed to be an inexhaustible supply of pies and cakes and tropical fruits. A very enjoyable afternoon was spent and all agreed in wishing them many happy anniversaries in the future.

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Married: Fred Elliott and wife arrived home Friday night. They were married at Lehigh, Indian Territory, on November 30th, as the Cresset announced. The Lehigh Leader has this to say of the wedding: "At the home of the bride in Lehigh, Wednesday, November 30, 1904, Mr. Fred Elliott of Medicine Lodge, Kansas, and Miss Janey Jones were united in marriage, Rev. R.R. Crockett of Oklahoma City performing the ceremony. At the noon hour, the invited guests began to arrive and at 12:30 the groom and bride marched into the parlor and stood before Rev. Crockett, who, in a very pretty ceremony, made them one. The room was beautifully decorated with flowers and pretty ladies almost encircling the couple as they stood before the altar, the bride in white silk and the groom in a becoming suit of black, forming as pretty a scene as one could wish to see. After congratulations were over, the guests and the bride and groom repaired to the dining room where an elegant repast was in waiting. The dining room was handsomely decorated with flowers and pretty drapery. A.T. West acted as toastmaster and toasts were responded to by Rev. Crockett, Boone Williams, Arthur Jones, R.R. Cunningham and Hego Haas. Mr. and Mrs. Elliott left on the afternoon train for Medicine Lodge, Kansas, their home for the present. A large number of their friends were at the depot to bid them farewell and to see that their baggage was well decorated with old shoes, inscriptions and ribbons. Fred T. Elliott is well known in Lehigh where he resided for years before going to Kansas. His friends here include the entire population of our town. A better, bigger hearted, more noble and honorable young man we never met and he is worthy of the young lady he has selected for a life companion. The bride has grown from a mere child to a handsome young lady in this city. She is loved and respected by everyone. The best wishes of our people follow the young couple to their new Kansas home. The young couple were the recipients of many handsome and valuable presents from their friends."

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Died: J.D. Metz, father of J.W. Metz and Mrs. Clifton Davis, died at his home in Wappela, Illinois, Monday, November 28, aged 85 of paralysis. He was in the mercantile business in Illinois for forty years and took a prominent part in building up the town of Wappela. [Kiowa Journal]

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Died: Richard Robinson, aged about 84 years, died Tuesday, November 29, at his home in Cedar township, from cancer. The funeral was conducted from the home Wednesday by Rev. Young of the M.E. church. Burial in Hazelton cemetery. Mr. Robinson is survived by a wife and nine children. [Kiowa Journal]

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Born: To O.F. Rowley and wife of Eagle township, on Tuesday, December 6th, a daughter. Dr. Coleman. And also: Dec 16, 1904, pg 8, col 4 - The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O.F. Rowley of Eagle township died Tuesday night of last week. The parents have the sympathy of everyone in the loss of their first born. [It appears the infant lived only a few hours.]

Dec 16, 1904

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Married: Chris Olson and Cliffie E. Whitton, two popular young people of Moore township, were united in marriage at the home of the bride yesterday evening, December 15th, by Rev. C.A. Kitch, pastor of the Methodist church at Kiowa. Mr. Olson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Andy Olson and his bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Whitton. They are industrious young people and we wish them every happiness and a full measure of prosperity.

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Born: To Jacob Brugger and wife, on Thursday night, December 8th, a daughter. Dr. Longenecker.

Dec 23, 1904

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Married: Charles Gaddie of this county and Rose Peterson of Attica were married in Anthony on December 14th. Mr. Gaddie is a son of R.D. Gaddie of this township and Mrs. Gaddie formerly lived at Sharon. The Cresset takes pleasure in wishing them all good things on earth.

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Married: Frank S. Cooke and Gertrude Durfee of Lake City are supposed to have been married Tuesday evening, December 20th, by Rev. Mr. Spencer, pastor of the Methodist church at Lake City. Mr. Cooke is a son of Harry Cooke and Mrs. Cooke is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Durfee and a granddaughter of Judge H.N. Lester. They are both popular young people and we wish them every joy.

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Married: Clarence L. Landreth of Nippewalla township and Maggie Launders of Hazelton secured a license to marry on December 21st and they were to have been married at the home of the bride on the evening of the same day. May joy and prosperity attend them.

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Engaged: Cards have been issued announcing the marriage of Mr. Henry Newkirk of Kiowa and Miss Gail Moore of this city on the evening of December 28th. [See Jan 30, pg 1, col 2, for complete details of this wedding.]

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Born: To C.L. Moffett and wife, on December 13th, a daughter. Mrs. M.E. Morlan.

Dec 30, 1904

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Born: To Fred J. Wadsworth and wife, Wednesday morning, December 28th, a daughter. Dr. Coleman.

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Born: To Sherman Roach and wife on Thursday, December 29th, a daughter. Dr. Coleman.

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Married: W.T. Collins received a letter this week from Enoch F. Thompson, formerly of Mingona township, announcing that he had married a Pennsylvania girl of good family, and was living happily at Glenn Rock, Henry county, Missouri. The letter also states that his wife is possessed of a farm and personal property. Mr. Thompson thinks of moving to Medicine Lodge and buying property.

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Married: Wednesday evening, December 28th, at 6 p.m., at the residence of the bride's parents, Dr. and Mrs. W.H. Moore, Miss Gail Moore and Mr. Harry Newkirk. Only the relatives and a few intimate friends of the family were present. As the clock chimed the hour of six, Mrs. C.D. Rackley, presiding at the piano, began the rendition of Mendelsohn's "Wedding March," at the conclusion of which the ceremony was performed in a very beautiful and impressive manner by Dr. J.L. Patterson of the M.E. church. The bride was attired in fawn colored silk voile trimmed in silk and velvet to match and wore fern and sacred lilies. The groom looked very pleasing and happy in a suit of black. The attendants, Miss Sybil Burney and Miss Gladys Moore, were dressed in black silk skirts and white waists and wore ferns. After the ceremony and congratulations, the attendants led the way to the spacious dining room where an elegant three course dinner was served. The dining room was decorated in red and white. The table was ornamented with cut flowers. One of the most attractive features of the table was an elegant bridal cake presented by Mr. and Mrs. John Luallen. The bride and groom were the recipients of many beautiful and useful presents. Mr. and Mrs. Newkirk left amid showers of rice on the nine o'clock train for Kiowa where they will reside in the future. The bride was born and raised in Medicine Lodge. Mr. Newkirk lived here three or four years before moving to Kiowa. They both have a large circle of friends.

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Married: Charles V. McHone of Greenwood county and Orrell E. Clements, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milt Clements of Turkey Creek township, were united in marriage at the bride's home on Christmas. The Cresset extends to them its best wishes.

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Died: Miss Eva Bailey, niece of H.A. Bailey of Elwood township, died at Kiowa Tuesday, December 27th, of peritonitis. She was only ill about five days. Dr. Coleman of this city was called to Kiowa Monday night in consultation with Drs. Cloud and Burnett, but she was dying when he arrived. Miss Bailey came to her uncle's about a year ago. She was staying in Kiowa this winter with Miss Louise Bailey, who is attending school. Her home was at Lyndon, Kansas, and the remains were sent to that city for interment.

Jan - June 1905

Barber County Newspapers



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