Achenbach
Aldrich
Atwell
Axline
Axtel
Banning
Barnett
Bell
Bentley
Bevans
Bigham
Bird
Blackstone
Brannan
Briggs
Briggs
Brigham
Bruce
Bunton
Burney
Burney
Burton
Cavanaugh
Cavin
Clark
Clark
Clarke
Clough
Cloutman
Collins
Cook
Cook
Crouse
Crumpacker
Cullison
Davis
Depew
Dick
Dixon
Doles
Dow
Drennon
Dudley
Dunham
Durst
Eldred
Elliott
Evans
Faxon
Fish
Fishburn
Gaddie
Gallagher
Gant
Gardner
Gibbs
Gibson
Glover
Graves
Gutherie
Hacker
Hagerman
Hague
Hall
Hall
Harberson
Harding
Harris
Heiser
Hendrickson
Hesler
Hesler
Hickman
Holmes
Houghtaling
Jesse
Jewett
Jewett
Johnson
Johnson
Kemp
Kenney
Kenney
Kesler
Kidd
Kimball
Kinkaid
Ladou
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Lane
Lauby
Lemon
Lester
Lindley
Lonker
Lorton
Lorton
Luallen
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McCoy
McElwain
Mcgarvin
McGuire
Meaders
Merrill
Milam
Mills
Mockeltree
Moomau
Moore
Morford
Morris
Murphy
Newkirk
Newland
Newman
Newsom
Owen
Pardee
Parker
Parsons
Petree
Priest
Princehouse
Pucket
Purdy
Rankin
Raymond
Reed
Reeves
Rhodenbaugh
Roach
Robinson
Roth
Rule
Rule
Rumsey
Runyan
Runyan
Sampson
Scherer
Schuck
Scott
Shannon
Simmons
Simpson
Smith
Smith
Smith
Snodderly's
Sparks
Springer
Stewart
Stewart
Stewart
Stolebarger
Stone
Strickland
Strickland
Switzer
Taylor
Terry
Thomas
Thomas
Thurman
Trice
Tubbs
Tyree
Updegraff
Urton
Walker
Walker
Wall
Walter
Watkins
Wells
Wheat
White
White
Whitton
Wiley
Wiltrout
Woodward
Woodward
Wright
Wright
Wyer
Yetter
Young
Younkin

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).

Jan 6, 1905

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Born: To Charles Barnett and wife, on December 29th, a daughter. Dr. Coleman.

Jan 13, 1905

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Died: John T. Jesse died at his home, four miles northwest of Medicine Lodge, Sunday, January 8th, 1905, at the age of sixty-five years, ten months and twenty-four days. He was born in Shelly county, Kentucky, February 15, 1836. He moved with parents to Clay county, Missouri, in the year 1849. Was married at Parkville, Missouri, to Bettie Ellen Drennon in 1863. Moved with his family to Jackson county, Kansas, in 1879, where he lived until 1884 when he moved to Barber county. In 1893, he moved to the Cherokee Strip and took a claim near Richmond. In 1903, he sold his Oklahoma farm and moved back to Barber county and purchased his old homestead near Medicine Lodge, where he died. He leaves a wife and ten children - six girls and four boys - to mourn his death. The cause of his death was cancer of the face - one of the most resentive [sic] enemies of the flesh. Every effort was made by his family and friends to effect a cure or find relief, but all in vain. He was in many ways a remarkable man. He lived for his family and friends. In the time of trouble he was always found with the cheerful givers. He said though his life had become a burden through his intense suffering, his greatest regret was to leave his family. His dying request was to be buried on the old Barber county homestead in a spot he had selected during his sickness, and there he was laid to rest on Monday, January 9th. Signed: A Friend. And also: Mrs. Bettie James and family desire to express their appreciation of the kind assistance extended to them in their hour of affliction by their friends, but feel no words can express to these friends their deep thankfulness.

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Birthday: Those who took dinner at Mr. and Mrs. Hall's on the 29th of December - Mrs. Banning's birthday - were Mr. and Mrs. A. Avery, Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Williams, Gill Avery, Miss Emma Sargeant, Miss Lola and Master Hal Williams. All reported an enjoyable time.

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Died: The four months old baby of Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Whitton died Tuesday of pneumonia. The funeral was conducted from the family residence in Moore township Wednesday afternoon, by Rev. C.A. Kitch of the Kiowa M.E. church.

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Born: To Robert Brigham and wife, Sunday, January 8th, a daughter. Dr. Coleman.

Jan 20, 1905

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Married: John Merrill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Merrill, and Miss Beatrice Priest, all of this city, were united in marriage Tuesday evening, January 17th, at the residence of Robt. Eldred near Alva, Oklahoma, by Rev. Berkitt. Both of the young people have grown up here and are well and favorably known. The Cresset joins in wishing them a happy future.

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Born: To Green Harris and wife, Tuesday night, January 17th, a daughter. Dr. Moore.

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Born: To Warren Simpson and wife, Tuesday, January 17th, a daughter. Dr. Coleman.

Jan 27, 1905

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Birthday: Miss Susie Katherine Kidd celebrated her eighth birthday Saturday by entertaining a number of little friends at her home.

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Married: There was a quiet home wedding at the home of Dr. and Mrs. B.R. Burney last Sunday afternoon, January 22nd. Miss Sybil Burney, their daughter, was married to Rev. Albert O. Walker, pastor of the Christian church of this city. Rev. G.L. Swan, pastor of the Church of God, performed the ceremony. No two young people come nearer having the good wishes of every one than this couple. The bride has lived most of her life in Medicine Lodge, and she is loved by everyone for her sweet temperament. The groom has been pastor of the Christian church for nearly two years and he is popular both as a preacher and a citizen. He will leave in a few days for Oklahoma to take up evangelical work. Mrs. Walker will complete the school she is teaching and then join her husband in Oklahoma. Monday evening the members of the Knights of Pythias Lodge waited upon Mr. and Mrs. Walker and presented them a purse of $12 as a testimonial of esteem.

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Married: Thomas Gallagher, son of Mrs. J.D. Mathews, and Pearl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Parsons, were married at the residence of J.D. Mathews Friday evening, January 20th, by Rev. A.O. Walker, pastor of the Christian church. Only the immediate relatives were present. After the wedding supper, the happy couple went to Oklahoma home to visit the grandfather of the groom and the grandmother of the bride. They will make their home in this city and the Cresset hopes their days will be many and full of happiness and prosperity.

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Married: George Roth and Flossie Reeves, two popular young people of Eagle township were married at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kenney in this city at noon Wednesday, January 25th, by Rev. G. Swan. The bride is a comely young lady, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Asa Reeves. Everybody knows George Roth and speaks highly of him. They will make their home in Eagle township.

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Married: Jesse Lemon and Rintha Rule, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rule of Sharon township, were united in marriage on Sunday, January 22nd, by Rev. F.S. Atwell. The bride was raised in the Sharon valley and the groom has lived there a number of years. Both are highly esteemed and their many friends wish them every joy. They will continue to reside in the Sharon valley.

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Married: George W. Bigham and Lestie Mary Cullison of Medicine Lodge were united in marriage on Sunday afternoon, January 22nd, by Rev. G. Swan.

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Married: Bert White and Miss Maud Petree were married Thursday, the 19th. [Isabel news]

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Born: To James Urton and wife, on January 20, a daughter. Dr. Moore.

Feb 3, 1905

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Married: At the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.R. Taylor, on Wednesday, February 1st, 1905, at high noon, Arch Davidson McGuire and Grace Augusta Taylor were united in the holy bonds of matrimony, Rev. G. Swan officiating. The bride wore a beautiful white Paris muslin dress with a sprig of asparagus springeri [a type of fern]. The groom wore the conventional black. Promptly at twelve o'clock, Miss Jennie McGuire, sister to the groom, played the wedding march when the prospective bride and groom, led by Rev. Swan, entered the parlor where an impressive ceremony was performed in the presence of about fifty friends and relatives of the high contracting parties, after which all partook of such a wedding dinner as only Mrs. Taylor knows how to prepare. The bride and groom are among our most estimable young people, having grown to manhood and womanhood in this vicinity. Their friends are limited only by the number of their acquaintances, and we heartily join the rest of their friends in wishing them a long, happy and prosperous voyage down the stream of life. Mr. McGuire last fall took a claim in Beaver county, Oklahoma, where the happy couple will make their future home. May health, wealth and happiness ever by the lot of Mr. and Mrs. McGuire. Following is a partial list of the presents received: set of silver knives and forks, Henry S. Taylor, Kansas City, Missouri; gravy ladle, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Plummer, Chanute, Kansas; lamp, Annie Taylor; Brussels rug, Mr. and Mrs. John Luallen; family Bible, Allen Herr; four piece decorated glass set; parlor lamp, Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Rubert; decorated china dinner set, H.N. Taylor, Winchester, Massachusetts; fire proof cooking dishes, Geo. Colborn; chocolate set, working bag and hairpin holder, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Grandstaff; one dollar, Geo. McGuire; five dollars, James McCreedy; three towels, Mr. and Mrs. R.D. Gaddie; set silver knives and forks, Grandma McCreedy. [Consult original reel for complete listing]

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Married: Eugene Houghtaling and Martha J. Bentley of Valley township were united in marriage at noon Wednesday, Feb. 1st, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Bentley. Rev. Mr. Mayberry of Rice county performed the ceremony. These popular young people have the best wishes of a large circle of friends.

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Born: To Joseph Stolebarger and wife, on January 26th, a daughter. Dr. Atwell.

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Married: Miss Minnie Princehouse, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Princehouse of this city, who has been cashier for the Santa Fe at Alva, was married last week to Mr. Henry Reed, who has recently been assigned to duty as agent at Rago, on the Englewood branch of the Santa Fe.

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Born: To Joseph Gant and wife of Mingona township, on Tuesday, January 31st, a son. Dr. Longenecker.

Feb 10, 1905

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Died: "John Shannon Dead. News Was a Surprise Here - Heart Trouble Supposed to Have Been the Cause" - This community was shocked on Monday to learn that John T. Shannon was dying, as no one knew that he was ill. On Wednesday, J.N. Tincher received a telegram announcing that he had passed away on Tuesday and that he would be buried at Lansing at 1 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, February 8th. Mr. Shannon lived in Medicine Lodge for a number of years. A year and a half ago, he was appointed a guard in the state penitentiary at Lansing and was holding that position when stricken. He had suffered from heart trouble during his residence here and that is supposed to have been the cause of his death, as no particulars have yet been received here. Mr. Shannon was fifty-nine years of age. He was an old soldier, having enlisted February 25, 1864, in Company D, 1st Indiana heavy artillery and served twenty-two months. His discharge was dated January 10th, 1866. He leaves a family consisting of a wife and four sons, I.A., Gun., Joe and John.

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Died: Mrs. A.E. McElwain died at Camp Meker [sic], California, on January 29th, of consumption, aged about forty years. The deceased and her husband formerly lived in this county. She was an adopted daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.Q. Wheat of this city, and her husband is a brother of Luther McElwain of Eagle township. They were married in the fall of 1891 and to them were born two sons and two daughters, who survive the mother. A few years ago, Mr. and Mrs. McElwain moved from Oklahoma to Boone, Iowa where they remained until last December when Mrs. McElwain's health became so bad that her husband took her to California, hoping the climate would prove beneficial, but the change of climate was taken too late. The remains of Mrs. McElwain were laid to rest at Camp Meker [sic], where she died.

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Birthday: Last Friday, J.W. Hesler was strutting in his best bib and tucker, the occasion being his 61st birthday, in honor of which a number of his neighbors and friends assembled at his home that evening, enjoying a pleasant time in social chat. We wish J.W. many happy returns.

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Married: A marriage license was issued last Saturday [Feb 4] to Joseph E. Hesler and Goldie B. Wiltrout of Woods county, Oklahoma. They were married by Rev. C.A. Kitch of Kiowa.

Feb 17, 1905

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Died: "Killed in a Snow Slide. John Walker of Sun City Met Death in Colorado Recently." Word was just received here this week of the accidental death of John A. Walker, son of Mrs. M.E. Walker of Sun City, near LaPlata, Colorado, on January 11th. Mr. Walker was employed in the Empire gold mine and had stepped into the work shop for something when a snow slide struck the building, carried it away and smothered him to death. He was a nephew of H.C., L.T. and G.R. Walker of near Sun City. Mr. Walker was thirty-six years of age and he had been working in Colorado for several years. He carried a policy for $2,000 in the Woodmen of the World in favor of his mother. His body was brought to Belvidere and buried in the family lot. His surviving relatives share their sorrow with a large circle of friends.

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Married: Mr. Walter L. Owen and Miss Bessie Bunton of Kiowa were united in marriage Thursday morning, February 9th, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.C. Bunton. Rev. Chas. Fisher, pastor of the Congregational church, performed the ceremony. Immediately after the wedding, Mr. and Mrs. Owen started to Medicine Lodge to visit a few days with the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Owen. Walter Owen was raised in Medicine Lodge, and his conduct has been such that he has the best wishes of everyone. A few months ago, he located in Kiowa and opened a law office. Mrs. Owen's parents are among the most prominent people in Kiowa.

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Married: Sunday evening, at six thirty, in the Christian church by Elder Brown, Miss Lora Trice and Mr. Herbert Newsom. Mr. and Mrs. Newsom have lived in this community nearly all their lives and have the sincere respect of all who know them. The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T.H. Trice and the groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Newsom, all prominent people of Sharon.

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Married: At the home of the bride's mother in Mingona township, on Wednesday evening, February 15th, Miss Lillian M. Doles and Hiram C. Kimball were united in marriage by Dr. J.L. Patterson, pastor of the Methodist church of this city. These two popular young people have the best wishes of everyone.

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Died: Saturday morning, February 11th, at six o'clock, the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Roach. Interment was made at Sharon cemetery Saturday evening at four o'clock. [Sharon news]

Feb 24, 1905

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Died: Jay Snodderly's three months old baby died at Kiowa February 10th.

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Born: A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Geo. A. Cook of Moore township on February 8th.

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Died: The death of Mrs. Agnes Pucket on Monday morning, February 20th, is a peculiarly sad one. A few weeks ago, her husband was declared to be insane, and now she is dead leaving two children, one an infant of only a week old. The cause of her death was double pneumonia and peritonitis. Mrs. Pucket was almost twenty-one years of age and her husband is a brother of Mrs. Dallas Morris. Dr. J.L. Patterson conducted the funeral services on Monday afternoon. A brother from Oklahoma and a sister from Hutchinson attended the funeral.

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Born: Mr. and Mrs. A. Pardee are the proud parents of a girl baby which was three weeks old Sunday. [Eagle news]

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Wright Terry, on February 15th, a daughter. Dr. Coleman.

Mar 3, 1905

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Died: Mrs. E.M. Cavin died at Hazelton February 20th. She leaves a husband and one child.

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Died: The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Cook of Moore township died last week.

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Died: N.J. Smith died at Kiowa, February 23rd, after a short illness. He leaves a wife and eight children.

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Died: Mrs. Elizabeth Scherer died at Topeka on February 17th and was buried in Hiawatha. She was an aunt of Jacob and S.R. Blackwelder of Isabel.

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Died: J.S. Runyan on Wednesday received a letter announcing the death of Mrs. Eliza Sparks, formerly of this city, at Las Vegas, New Mexico, on February 22nd. Mrs. Sparks was in her 51st year. She went to Las Vegas a few years ago for her health. Her children, Dr. W.L. Sparks and Miss Florence Sparks, were with her when death came. They will remain in Las Vegas until their mother's business affairs are settled.

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Born: Sunday, February 26th, to Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Gibbs, a fine girl. Dr. VanFossen. [Sharon news]

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Died: Sunday morning at 2 o'clock of typhoid pneumonia, Mrs. W.H. Jewett of Cedar township. [Sharon news]

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Born: To Robert Switzer and wife, on the Kiefner farm, on Friday morning, February 24th, a daughter. Dr. Coleman.

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Died: Mrs. E.L. Moore died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alpha Updegraff, in Woodward county, Oklahoma, on February 13th.

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Married: A license was issued this week to Fred Thomas and Effie Hickman of Alva. They were married Wednesday at Kiowa by Rev. C.A. Kitch.

Mar 10, 1905

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Birthday: The children of Mr. and Mrs. James Kenney of Nippewalla township got up a very pleasant surprise upon them last Sunday in honor of Mr. Kenney's seventy-sixth birthday. All the children living in Barber county were there to make the old folks happy. Those present were Tom Kenney and family, Marion Crouse and family, Dick Kenney and wife, Will Kenney and wife and Robert Kenney.

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Died: "B.F. Kemp, a Prominent Farmer of Barber County, Died at Wichita." Benjamin F. Kemp, who had been confined in a Wichita hospital for several weeks, died Friday, March 3rd. The remains were brought to his home on Saturday and on Sunday afternoon his friends, neighbors and old comrades gathered at his home to pay their last respects and listen to the touching funeral eulogy by Dr. F.S. Atwell. Interment was made in the Sharon cemetery. For many years, Mr. Kemp has suffered from a sort on his leg caused by a wound received at the battle of Gettysburg [Jul 1-3, 1863]. A few weeks ago it became so bad that he was taken to Wichita for treatment. The surgeons amputated part of the foot but as he did not have sufficient vitality to cause the amputated member to heal, gangrene set in which, with other complications, caused his death. Mr. Kemp leaves a family consisting of a wife, Ulysses Kemp of Clark county, Mrs. Elbert S. Rule of Sharon and Miss Minnie Kemp. Benjamin F. Kemp was born in Dubois county, Indiana, on November 13, 1844. When seventeen years of age, he enlisted for service in the Union army in the War of the Rebellion for three years. When his term expired, he re-enlisted and served with the Army of the Potomac to the end of the war, receiving three gunshot wounds. In 1877, he moved to Kansas, locating in Harper county. In 1883, he came to Barber county and purchased a farm in the southeast part of Medicine Lodge township. He made it an ideal Kansas home, surrounding himself with all the comforts of a prosperous farmer. With his surviving family mourn a large circle of friends. [See Apr 27, 1906 for death of Mrs. Kemp.]

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Died: At her home five miles north of Hazelton of pneumonia, on Sunday night, February 26th, Mrs. Wm. Jewett, aged 34 years, 10 months and 6 days. Being in the prime and vigor of life, the news of Mrs. Jewett's death was a sad surprise to the community to whom she has endeared herself during her short residence in this vicinity. She was ill only seven days and during that time was tenderly cared for by her affectionate children and her devoted husband. In losing her, they lose the dearest earthly companion, who so faithfully performed her duty as long as health permitted. She leaves an infant two days old. Mrs. Jewett's maiden name was Emma Gutherie and she was born in Marion county, Illinois, April 21, 1870.

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Died: The wife of T. Simmons of Valley township died Tuesday morning, March 7th. We were unable to learn any of the particulars.

Mar 17, 1905

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Married: We clip the following notice of the marriage of Miss Della Wiley, daughter of Joseph Wiley, south of town, from the Meade Globe of March 10th, which voices the sentiment of her many friends in Barber county: "R.J. McLane and Miss Della Wiley were married at the home of City Marshal Emich at 7 p.m. Sunday evening by Rev. Robinson. After the ceremony, the happy couple left immediately for the home of the groom four miles east of this city, where friends had the wedding feast in readiness and the house in order. Mack rather stole a march on his friends, as few knew anything about the affair until it was over, and scarcely anyone thought he even dreamed of such a thing as marriage. But then you can't always tell what's in people's heads. But we will forgive Mack and along with his many friends wish him and his wife the choicest of blessings, with lots of good luck and a long life in which to have an awful nice time. The bride is one of Meade's most estimable ladies and will make a mighty good wife; while on the other hand the groom is a mighty good, hardworking fellow, has a nice home for his wife and we believe will do all he can to make her happy."

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Born: To Kirk Collins and wife on March 3rd, a son. Mrs. Collins has since been very ill. And March 24, pg 1, col 2: Mrs. Otta Collins, wife of Kirk Collins of Isabel and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.F. Wells of this city, died at her home in Isabel on Thursday, March 16, aged eighteen years, four months and three days. The remains were brought to this city Friday for burial and Rev. Frank C. Ward, pastor of the Baptist church, conducted the funeral service at Highland cemetery. The death of Mrs. Collins is a sad one. She leaves a husband and infant son two weeks old. And pg 5, col 3: Charlie Wells returned from Medicine Lodge Saturday where he had been to attend the burial of his sister, Mrs. Otta Wells Collins.

Mar 24, 1905

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Died: Charles Henry Newman was born at Saxony, Germany, February 19, 1844. At the age of eight years came with his parents to Green Castle, Ohio, and was married to Miss Sarah Evans August 10, 1868. He and family moved to Cardonia, Indiana, April, 1872. Removed to Pratt county, Kansas, in April, 1884, and lived near Isabel until his last move to the new country in 1894. Was one of the pioneer settlers of Woods county, Oklahoma. He died at his home near Dacoma, March 13, 1905, at the age of 61 years and 22 days of Bright's disease. Funeral services were held at t he Union Center school house, one and a half miles from his home, on Tuesday afternoon, March 14th, conducted by Rev. Eton, pastor of the Methodist church and a brother Odd Fellow. He was buried by the Odd Fellows of which order the deceased was a member for forty years. To he and his wife were born fourteen children of whom six have gone to rest, leaving a wife, eight children and four grandchildren to mourn his loss. Two of the children are married - J.H. Newman of Fairview, Oklahoma, and Mrs. J.M. Gardner of Isabel, Kansas. All the surviving children were present at the funeral. Mr. Newman was a kind neighbor, a loving husband and father and was always found ready to help his brother neighbor at all times.

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Married: In Sun City, Friday night, by Rev. Adams, Mrs. Anna Mockeltree to Mr. Sam Watkins. We are not favored with the acquaintance of Mrs. Watkins but we know Sam and certainly wish them both the greatest prosperity and happiness.

Mar 31, 1905

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Died: Mrs. Rumsey, wife of A.W. Rumsey of Kiowa, died Sunday morning. Her death removes from Kiowa one of its best women. She was a pioneer in Barber county, having come here with her husband among the first settlers and located at old Kiowa, where her husband was engaged for many years in the mercantile business.

Apr 7, 1905

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Mcgarvin, a 5 pound girl. [Deerhead news]

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. M.F. Stewart, an 11 and one half pound boy. [Deerhead news]

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Birthday: A party of young folks gathered at the home of Charlie Bird to surprise him on his seventeenth birthday Friday of last week and those present report an enjoyable time. [Franklin news, Isabel Herald]

Apr 14, 1905

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Married: Miss May Axtel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Axtel of this city, and R.V. Woodward, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Woodward of Harper, were quietly married Wednesday evening, April 12th, by Frank C. Ward. The wedding was a surprise to both relatives and friends, but we all join in extending best wishes. They left immediately after the ceremony for Harper.

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Married: On Sunday, April 8th, Miss Ora Dudley and Mr. Edmond Newkirk of Moore township were married at the home of the bride in Nippewalla township, by Rev. Frank C. Ward, pastor of the Baptist church of this city, in the presence of a large number of relatives and well-wishing friends.

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Born: On Tuesday, April 11th, a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph H. Faxon at Washington, D.C. The happy parents will bring the young man to Medicine Lodge about June 1st. They will occupy Scott Rubert's residence on Walnut street. [See Jul 8, 1904 for details fo this marriage.]

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Married: Miss Katie Kesler and Geo. W. Thurman were united in the holy bonds of wedlock at high noon on Wednesday, April 5th, at Alva, Oklahoma, the Catholic minister officiating. [Kiowa Journal]

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Born: Clyde Graves was the happiest man in Isabel Saturday. The joy was over the advent of an eight pound girl that arrived Friday evening [prob Apr 7th]. Dr. Nossaman attended and mother and child are reported as doing nicely. [Isabel Herald]

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Born: An 11 pound boy baby at M.F. Stewart's...Here's to you, Millard.

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Birthday: There was a party at Strickland's Monday in honor of their son Frank's 20th birthday. [Mingona news]

Apr 21, 1905

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Married: David A. Clough of Sharon township and Mrs. Acha J. Matthews of Hazelton were married in this city Wednesday afternoon, April 19th, at the Methodist parsonage by Rev. W.H. Moore. Mrs. Matthews is a daughter of Judge Bell of Iowa. She has made her home in t his county for several years. Mr. Clough is one of the first settlers of the Sharon valley, a man of high integrity and much esteemed by his neighbors. He now owns one of the finest farms in the valley to which he took his bride, and their many friends, among whom is the Cresset, trusts that their years may be many and full of rich harvests, that the rains will come in season and that they will have their full measure of blue skies.

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Married: At the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. McCoy of this city, at 5 o'clock Sunday afternoon, April 16th, Miss Jennie Stone and Mr. H.H. McCoy were united in marriage by Rev. W.M. Covert, pastor of the Presbyterian church. Both parties are well known young people of this city. The bride is a sister of John Stone and Mr. McCoy is the second son of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. McCoy and grew up in Medicine Lodge. The young people have the best wishes of every one. They began housekeeping Monday in their own home on north Main street.

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Married: Anna M. Johnson and George F. Yetter of Kiowa were united in marriage on Sunday, April 16th.

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Died: Mary C. Crumpacker, aged fifteen years, one month and twenty-four days, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O.A. Crumpacker of Elwood township, died April 1st. Interment was made in the Eldred cemetery. Funeral service was conducted by Orvill Newall.

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Born: To John Wyer and wife, on Thursday, April 13th, a daughter. Dr. Coleman.

Apr 28, 1905

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Died: Johnson Madden died in Eagle township on the night of April 24th, 1905, aged twenty-nine years. The cause of death was consumption. The deceased leaves a family and many friends to mourn his untimely death. Two years ago he went to western Kansas for his health and only returned to Barber county a few weeks ago. He was a son of Mrs. Samuel Madden of this city. The funeral service was held in this city on the afternoon of April 26th by Rev. Frank C. Ward. Interment was made in Highland cemetery.

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Married: G.W. Cavanaugh and Mrs. Anna W. Cavanaugh [sic] of Mullhall, Oklahoma, were married at Wichita on April 18th, and arrived here on the night train. Mr. Cavanaugh's daughter accompanied them home and will spend the summer here.

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Married: John Gibson of Attica and Mrs. Catherine Ladou of this city were married here on Tuesday, April 25th, by Father Maloney of Danville.

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Married: Frederick A. Achenbach, son of Jacob Achenbach and wife, of Hardtner, and Minnie Heiser, daughter of Jacob Heiser and wife of Kiowa, were married Tuesday, April 25, 1905, at the bride's home.

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Married: Miss Sade Moomau and Theodore Schuck of Urbana, Illinois, were married at the home of the groom Wednesday, April 19. Miss Moomau was one of Barber county's most popular young ladies and the Cresset joins in wishing her a happy and prosperous future.

May 5, 1905

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Died: Royace A. Wright, the two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. E.S. Wright of Hazelton, died on April 22nd.

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Married: Joseph E. Murphy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Murphy, and Icy Aldrich, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Aldrich of this township, were married Sunday, April 30th, at the home of the bride by Rev. C.B. Sherk.

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Married: Jasper H. Glover of Isabella, Oklahoma, and Alice Fishburn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.V. Fishburn of this city, were united in marriage at the home of the bride Saturday April 29th, by Probate Judge Gleason. On Monday morning, they left by wagon for Oregon, their future home. George Robinson and wife went with them. Mrs. Robinson is a sister of the bride.

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Married: George W. Briggs of Kansas City, Kansas, and Olive Rhodenbaugh of Hazelton, were married Wednesday, May 3rd, by Justice Olinger at the bride's home.

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Married: Frank S. Morford of Amorita, Oklahoma, and Lula Milam of Hazelton were married yesterday, May 4th, at the bride's home southeast of Hazelton, by Rev. Mr. Posey of Wichita.

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Married: W. Preston Raymond and Zelpha Johnson of Kiowa were married Tuesday, May 2nd, by Rev. C.A. Kitch.

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Died: The Cresset received a card Saturday from Henry Durst, now a citizen of Dayton, Ohio, bringing the sad news that another of his children had died on consumption. His daughter, Ontonia, died on April 26th, after suffering greatly with consumption and throat trouble. She was born in Hutchinson, Kansas, January 20th, 1879, and lived in Medicine Lodge until April, 1896.

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Birthday: On Saturday evening, April 29th, everything went off as usual at the hospitable home of J.W. Springer, until 8:30 o'clock when forty-five lads and lassies gathered in as a surprise on Miss Maud and Edson Springer, it being the 16th anniversary of Edson. The evening was spent with games, music, etc., until a late hour when refreshments were served consisting of cakes, etc. All left wishing Edson many more happy birthdays and feeling that it was an evening well spent. It was a complete surprise to Maud and Edson.

May 12, 1905

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Died: "Moses Wright Dead. Prominent Citizen of Moore Township Passes Away Suddenly Saturday Morning. Found Dead in His Bed. Shock on Hearing of Daughter's Illness Supposed to Have Caused Heart Failure." This city was very much shocked on learning Saturday morning that Moses Wright of Moore township and a prominent citizen of the county had died very suddenly. His son-in-law, T.P. Elliott, brought the news to town. He stated that Mr. Wright had been found dead in his bed about four o'clock that morning. He had not been ailing any, and up to two o'clock that morning appeared to be in his usual health. The cause of his death is supposed to have been heart failure brought on by a telegram received late Friday afternoon stating that his daughter in Topeka was very ill and not expected to recover. The telegram was sent out from Kiowa by the rural delivery and was not received in time for Mr. Wright or any of his family to get a train for Topeka that day, so he sent his hired man to Kiowa in the evening to inquire over the long distance telephone as to her condition. Mr. Wright sat up and read very late and when the man returned about two o'clock in the morning was up to receive his report which was that though still alive there was very little hope for her recovery. About four o'clock in the morning, Mr. Elliott came by the Wright place on his way to town to send his wife, another daughter, to Topeka. They stopped to see if the old gentleman had any message to send and found him dead. Mr. Wright made h is home with his son, Frank. He was a man noted for his radical views on the temperance question and he has probably done more to fight the liquor traffic than any man in the county. At the time of his death he was complaining witness in a number of cases brought to enjoin parties for selling liquor. In religion, he was a Free Methodist and took an active part in all the church meetings. The funeral service was held Sunday by Rev. A.C. Brown of Sharon, and a very large procession of neighbors and friends followed the body to the Julian cemetery where interment was made. Mr. Wright was born in New Jersey. He came to Barber county from Iowa in 1884 and settled in Moore township. His wife died a year or two ago. He leaves eight children, Mrs. Letitia Harberson of Topeka, B.S. Wright of Harper, Van Wright, J.B. Wright and Mrs. L.W. Elliott of Moore township; Mrs. A.T. Atwell of Sharon, Mrs. Lizzie Dixon of Phoenix, Arizona, and Frank Wright, with whom he lived, in Moore township. Mr. Wright was seventy-six years old the 13th of February.

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Died: Henry Briggs, aged about 76 years, died in Isabel Monday, May 8th, after a short illness. He had lived in the county about eight years and at one time was postmaster at Isabel. He was buried Tuesday in the Isabel cemetery. He leaves two daughters, one in New York and one in Oklahoma.

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Died: On the night of May 4th, Mrs. Josie L. Bevans, aged 26 years, wife of Sherman Bevans of Moore township, died. Besides her husband and numerous relatives,, she leaves a son six years of age. The funeral service by Rev. C.A. Kitch was very impressive. Interment was made in Liberty cemetery.

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Married: Samuel D. Younkin of Kiowa and Virginia Davis of Abilene were married Tuesday, May 9th, by Probate Judge Gleason.

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Scott of Detroit, Michigan, on May 5th, a nine pound son. Mrs. Scott will be remembered as Miss Essie Lindley, daughter of T.L. Lindley.

May 19, 1905

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Married: A 7:30 o'clock Sunday evening, May 14th, Harry E. Luallen and Maud I. Rankin were united in marriage at the home of the bride in t his city by Rev. Frank C. Ward, pastor of the Baptist church. Only the immediate relatives and a few intimate friends were present. Mrs. Luallen is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. H. Rankin. She has grown up in Medicine Lodge and numbers her friends by the score. Mr. Luallen is an energetic young man who has resided here several years. He has charge of the painting and paper hanging department of Chase's Hardware Co's store. These young people have begun housekeeping in the Will Lusk residence on Kansas avenue east.

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Born: To Ernest Lonker and wife, Friday night, May 12th, a son. Dr. Coleman.

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Born: To John Tyree and wife, Wednesday, May 17, a son. Dr. Coleman.

May 26, 1905

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Died: The sixteen year old son of W.R. Clark of Sawyer died last week of spinal meningitis.

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Married: Mrs. Lucy Brannan and Stephen Tubbs of Kiowa were married at Alva on May 15th.

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Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Dunham of Valley township celebrated the cotton [2nd] anniversary of their wedding last week. They received quite a number of presents from their neighbors.

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Died: "Dr. Holmes Dead. His Death Occurred Very Suddenly in Kansas City - Buried Here Yesterday." Dr. B.F. Holmes died at a hospital in Kansas City at 5 o'clock Monday morning, May 22nd, of pneumonia. He had only been in the hospital three and a half days and one of his family knew that he was even ailing until a telegram was received announcing his death. Immediately after his death the Shriners of the Mason order took possession of the body until the arrival of his nephew, Dr. Donovan, of this city. The body was brought here for burial Wednesday night. The religious funeral service occurred at the home of J.S. Runyan at 3 o'clock yesterday and was conducted by Rev. Frank C. Ward, pastor of the Baptist church. At Highland cemetery the Masons took charge of the casket and it was laid away according to the rites of the Masonic order. Dr. Holmes was almost forty-nine years of age. He was the father of Miss Una Holmes and the brother of Mrs. J.P. Hall, Mrs. Wall, Mrs. J.S. Runyan of this city, J.R. Holmes of Aetna and Robert Holmes of Aubrey, Missouri. Dr. Holmes made his home in Bronaugh, Vernon county, Missouri, but he had visited his relatives here so often that he was as well known in Medicine Lodge as any permanent citizen, and he had been calculating some on moving here.

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Died: "Grandma Cloutman Dead." Mrs. Cloutman, aged 74 years, died Wednesday night, May 24th, of Bright's disease. She had suffered from t his trouble for a number of years. Her near relatives here are a son, William Cloutman, and a brother, J.G.L. Smith. Funeral services were held at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon.

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Married: James E. Woodward of this city and Miss Cora L. Burton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Burton of Aetna township, were married Wednesday evening at the home of W.T. Woodward, father of the groom, by Rev. W.H. Moore, pastor of the Methodist church. Mr. Woodward is a business man of this city, being the junior member of the firm of H.T. Woodward and & Son. We have heard so many complimentary things said about the bride that we are unable to say which of the two parties to this marriage is entitled to our best congratulations. Mr. and Mrs. Woodward will make their home in this city after Jim proves his title to that other claim in Aetna township.

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Married: James A. Smith and Mrs. Lotta Clark were married at the residence of the bride's sister, Mrs. Minnie Meaders, Sunday at eleven o'clock by Rev. J.M. Adams. They have the best wishes of all for their future happiness and success. A party of about forty awaited upon the bride and groom Sunday night and with bells and tin pans and proceeded to make the earth ring with the noise until Jim concluded they had come to stay when he invited them in and treated them, after which they went away happy.

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Died: The six weeks old son of Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Hague died last Saturday at 1:30 p.m., at their home in Ingersoll, Oklahoma, from whooping cough. Funeral services were conducted Sunday morning from the family residence by Rev. Thompson of the M.E. church, after which the remains were brought to Kiowa Riverside cemetery for burial. [Kiowa Journal]

Jun 2, 1905

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Died: Paul Robert, son of Mr. and Mrs. M.L. Newland, was born April 21, 1904, and died May 22, 1905, aged 1 year, 1 month and 1 day. Funeral services were held at the family residence May 23, conducted by Rev. J.W. Crouch, pastor of the M.E. church. Interment was made in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. [Harper Sentinel] The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Newland was a grandchild of Mr. and Mrs. George Hendrickson of this city.

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Died: Isabel O. Walter, wife of Robert Walter, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E.E. Hagerman, in this city on Friday, May 26th, at 5:30 p.m., aged sixty-one years, three months and twenty-six days. The cause of death was cancer of the liver, from which she had suffered more or less for a number of years. For the past six weeks she had been confined to her bed. Mrs. Walter was born at Ripley, West Virginia, January 30, 1844. She was married to Robert Walter at Montrose, Missouri, January 30, 1878, and came to Barber county with her husband in 1885, locating near Deerhead. She is survived by her husband, two children - Mrs. E.E. Hagerman and Claud E. Walter; a sister, Mrs. T.C. Stewart of Deerhead, and a brother at Emporia. The funeral service was held at the home of Mr. Hagerman, Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock by Rev. W.H. Moore, pastor of the Methodist church. Interment was made in Highland cemetery. Mr. Walter and son, E.E. Hagerman and family and Mrs. T.C. Stewart desire to express their gratitude to the good people of Medicine Lodge who so kindly assisted in waiting upon Mrs. Walter, and who tendered them such comfort when death claimed her.

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Born: Mr. and Mrs. Sim Depew are the proud parents of a fine boy, born May 15. [Eagle news]

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Born: Mart Young was happy as a king Friday over the safe arrival at his home of a fine ten-pound boy. Dr. Nossaman reports mother and child as doing exceedingly well. [Isabel Herald]

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Born: To A.B. Purdy and wife on Friday, May 26th, a son. Dr. Coleman

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Born: To County Superintendent and Mrs. P.L. Lake, on Wednesday, May 31st, a son. Dr. Coleman.

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Married: On Sunday, May 28, 1905, John P. Sampson, of Pasadena, California, and Miss Abigail Lane of Kiowa were married by Rev. C.A. Kitch. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Lane, old residents of this county. The young people will make their home in California and the good wishes of a large circle of friends will follow them to the Pacific coast. And on Jun 9, pg 8 - Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Lane of Kiowa have announced the marriage of their daughter, Gail, to Mr. John P. Sampson of Pasadena, California. Mr. and Mrs. Sampson will be at home in South Pasadena after June 15th.

Jun 9, 1905

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Married: [See correction at close of this announcement.] May 31st, at the home of the bride's parents in Springvale township, Pratt county, Miss Eva Thomas to Mr. Frank Dowell, Rev. Poor officiating. Mrs. Dowell is a sister of Ed Thomas of Sun City and a most charming and accomplished lady. Mr. Dowell is a prosperous farmer and a son of Judge Dowell of Wellsford, one of the large land owners of that section. We extend congratulations. And at col 3 - Frank Dowell of Wellsford and Miss Eva W. Thomas of Springvale were married Wednesday, May 31, at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Thomas. The bride is one of Pratt county's successful school teachers and is well and favorably known in this community as a sister of J.E. and Mrs. Olive Thomas. The groom is an excellent young man. All join in wishing them a happy and successful married life. June 16, Correction: The Cresset married Miss Eva Thomas to the wrong man. It was Frank Dow, not Dowell.

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Married: Did you hear those wedding bells? Last Sunday evening at the home of Eld. J.H. Shamberger occurred the ceremony that made Mr. William A. Clarke and Miss Josephine Strickland husband and wife. These two young people are well known here and all wish them a happy and prosperous life. [Mingona news]

Jun 16, 1905

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Married: On June 7, at the home of the bride's parents at Zurich, Rooks county, L.S. Gaddie and Miss Olive Dick were united in marriage. The bride is said to be a lovely lady and we know the groom is all right. He is a Barber county boy, the son of R.D. Gaddie of this township. He strayed up to Rooks county about three years ago and it now looks as if he was anchored there for all time. R.D. Gaddie attended the wedding, being the only guest present from this county. Following [partial listing of] presents were given the happy young people: Berry set, A.W. Dick; Center set, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Graham; Pickle dish, Dorothy Kettering; Lamp, John Sooter; Set of silver spoons, Lora Dick; Silver salt and pepper, C.R. Dick; Towels, Mrs. Martin and Harry Miller, Hill City, Kans.; Rocking chair, R.D. Gaddie.

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Married: B.D. Mills of Hunnewell and Gertrude, daughter of J.A. Lester of Hazelton township, were married at the home of the bride's parents Wednesday, June 14, Rev. Kitch of Kiowa officiating. The groom, who is manager of the Wellington Elevator Company, is to be congratulated in securing one of Barber county's most popular young ladies.

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Marriage License: Probate Judge Gleason granted the necessary papers for the marriage of George W. Fish and Elma Parker of Kiowa on Wednesday of last week.

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Married: On Monday, June 12th, Judge Gleason united in marriage in this city Joseph S. Harding of Hazelton and Lissie Hacker of Kingman county.

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Born: To Frank Blackstone and wife, on Friday, June 9th, a daughter. Dr. Coleman.

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Born: To Roy Bruce and wife of Nippewalla township, on Tuesday, June 13, a son. Dr. Coleman.

Jun 23, 1905

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Died: On Monday morning, June 19th, just after the midnight hour, Death entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. John A. White and robbed them of the household pet, their youngest son, Freddie, aged three years, three months and seven days. The cause of death was cholera infantum. The little fellow had only been ill about one week. He was a bright child, the life and light of a home now dark and desolate. The funeral service was held at the family home on Second avenue west at 4:30 Monday afternoon by Rev. J.H. VanDewalker, pastor of the Christian church. Interment was made in Highland cemetery.

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Died: At 5 o'clock Sunday afternoon, June 18th, 1905, Elizabeth, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Lorton of Medicine Lodge, aged one year, two months and twenty days. [See Reel #871, for birth of this baby on March 29, 1904.] The cause of death was infantile cholera, from which she had suffered since June 4th. Three times Death has laid his hand heavily upon this family, and each succeeding time he has left a deeper wound - one harder for the flight of years to efface or the consoling words of friends to soothe. Elizabeth had been with us but a few months, but to us she seemed to unfold each day an hundred new charms, and when Death claimed her, the breath of life passed out of the little body, emaciated by disease, like a soft zephyr of a spring morning or the gentle flutter of angel wings. Rev. W. Moore, pastor of the Methodist church, conducted the funeral service at 4 o'clock Monday afternoon at the family home on Walnut street. The music was furnished by Miss Mary Davis and Miss Grace Williams. The pall bearers were the young girls of the Sunflower club.

Jun 30, 1905

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Born: To Gus Lauby and wife on Tuesday morning, June 27th, a son. Dr. Coleman.

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Born: To Tom Kinkaid and wife of Elm Mills township on Tuesday night, June 27th, a son. Dr. Coleman.

July - Dec 1905

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