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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).

Jan 5, 1906

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Married: At the home of the bride's parents in Anadarko, Oklahoma, December 26, 1905, Miss Edith Minturn and Mrs. James M. Trotter, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Trotter of this city, Rev. ___ B. Teis, pastor of the Presbyterian church, officiating. The young people arrived here Thursday of last week. The Cresset extends congratulations.

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Married: James M. Clark and Minnie Southwick were married Sunday, December __, at 2 p.m., at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.S. ____ [name illegible, but not Southwick], southeast of town, by Rev. W. Moore. Only the most intimate friends were present. The happy couple received a number of valuable gifts.

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Married: Henry F. Morsbach of Woodward county, Oklahoma, and Ethel M. Colborn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Colborn, southeast of Medicine Lodge, were married Monday, January 1st, by Rev. Frank C. Ward.

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Married: On Saturday, December 30th, 1905, ___ Robinson and Harriet Estella Wisner, well known young people of Sharon township, were married by Rev. F.S. Atwell. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Wisner and Mr. Robinson is a son of Rev. George Robinson.

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Married: Arthur T. Ware of Cedar township and Miss Esther E. Garner, of Hazelton, two very popular young people, were married Wednesday evening of last week by Rev. M.B. Ingle.

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Married: Samuel Gamble, son of J.F. Gamble, of Hazelton, and Miss Myrtle Hedden, of Byron, Oklahoma, were married Christmas day. The young people will make their home at Kiowa.

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Died: Gracie, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dicks of Hazelton, died Saturday evening, December 30th, after an illness of a few days.

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Died: "Dr. George W. Ayer, an Old Settler and Noted Character, Passes Away." Dr. George W. Ayer, an old and well known citizen of Barber county, died about midnight December 28th, while sitting in his chair. The cause of death was heart disease. The Doctor had been failing fast the past few months and he anticipated that the end was not far off. So much did he believe that death was near that on November 15th he gave to Capt. J.N. Titus a letter directing that on his death his children be notified; that he be buried beside his old business partner, a Mr. Babin, in the cemetery here and that a Baptist preach his funeral sermon. When Capt. Titus was notified of the Doctor's death, he proceeded to carry out the instructions. The only living children are George E. Ayer of Dodge City, superintendent of the LaJunta division of Santa Fe railroad, and Mrs. Ella McHarge. George Ayer and his brother-in-law, A.O. Brown, division freight agent of the Santa Fe at Wichita, with their wives, arrived here Friday night in Mr. Ayer's private car to attend the funeral, which was preached at the Baptist church Saturday afternoon by Rev. Frank C. Ward, the pastor. Dr. Ayer was born in New York state November 14, 1818. In 1880 he moved his family from Nickerson and settled in the Sharon valley. Afterwards he moved to a farm just southeast of Medicine Lodge. The Doctor was a character, in his way, and physically had been a very powerful man. [Frank W. Babin, 1845-1883, was a stockman who lived near Medicine Lodge. He is buried in Highland Cemetery. He may be the "old business partner" of Dr. Ayer's.]

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Died: One of the saddest deaths we have had to record is that of Oliver A. Lunsford, who died at the Central Hotel about 10 o'clock Sunday night, December 31st. For some days he had been suffering from what the physicians termed strangulation of the bowels. On Sunday morning, it was evident that the only hope of saving his life was an operation. The operation was performed by Dr. R.C. Hutchinson of Coats, Dr. Bucklin of Sawyer, both friends of the family, Dr. Cloud of Kiowa and Dr. Donovan, the attending physician, Dr. Kociell and Dr. Burgson of this city. The operation developed the fact that he had also been suffering from appendicitis for probably a year. He was relieved for the time being but grew weaker and about 10 o'clock he died. A little daughter, father, mother, three brothers and five sisters survive him. He was about thirty years old. The funeral service was conducted Monday afternoon by Rev. W.M. Covert, pastor of the Presbyterian church. [Oliver Lunsford was married to Amelia Burgin on Dec 25, 1900. Mrs. Lunsford died Oct 17, 1902 at 18 years of age. Consult reels #870 and #871 for details. Note also that Mrs. Lunsford's name is spelled Burgin and Bergen.]

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Died: Andrew Roessler, one of the best known men in Barber county, died at his home in Valley township on Sunday night, December 31st, aged about seventy years. He had been ailing for several weeks with chronic liver and kidney trouble. Mr. Roessler, since his residence in Barber county, has taken a conspicuous interest in public affairs. He was one of the organizers of the Populist party in this county and was always a leading figure in its councils. Afterwards he affiliated with the Socialist party and in 1903 was the candidate of that party for Congress in this district. In politics he had a state reputation. As a citizen, no one enjoyed higher esteem than he. And on Jan 12, 1906, from the Isabel Herald, reprinted by the Cresset at pg 5, col 2: Andrew Roessler, who died January 1, was born at Fairfield, Ohio, about 72 years ago. He immigrated to Shelbyville, Illinois, in the 50s and married a Miss Stump by whom he had six children, Fred of Louisiana and Mrs. Maria Winter of Columbus, Kansas, still survive. He was married a second time to Miss Elizabeth Strohl, a sister of Mrs. D. Runkle and Postmaster Joseph Strohl, three children living by this marriage, Mrs. John Brill and Sam Roessler of Nashville, Esther Roessler of Shelbyville, Illinois. In the 70s, he again married Minnie Mittendorf of Shelbyville by whom he has left Mrs. Ada Hines, Miss Estella, Mr. Mart, Miss Clara, Grover, Miss Bessie and Miss Emma. He moved to Barber county in the spring of 1884 and settled on the southeast quarter of Section 14, which place has since been his home. The burial took place at Nashville Wednesday afternoon attended by a large concourse of friends and neighbors. Rev. Myers of Winfield officiated.

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Born: Albert Hudson of Elm Creek country became the proud parent of the first child [of the New Year] last Tuesday morning. The precious package arrived a little late for Xmas, but with Mr. Bucklin's attention, the little fellow ___ sound and is a blessing.

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Born: To Otice Williams and wife of Eagle township, on Saturday, December 30th, a daughter. Dr. Donovan.

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. H.H. McCoy, on Tuesday, January 2nd, a son. Dr. Coleman. Harvey tried his best to start the New Year right. J.R. McCoy says this given him ten grandchildren and that seven of them are boys.

Jan 12, 1906

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Married: From the Pratt Republican - Mrs. Nettie Bristow, landlady of the Briggs House, went to Colorado during holiday week and was united in marriage to Mr. Louis N. Rahn, of Lake City, Colorado. She returned to Pratt last week to look after her hotel while Mr. Rahn, who is interested in Colorado mining property, remained in that state.

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Born: A stranger came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Kimball Friday evening and wanted admittance, and in the future the little lady will be called Miss Kimball. [Mingona news] And also: at pg 8, col 3, Born: To Charley Kimball and wife of Mingona, on Saturday, January 6th, a daughter. Dr. Coleman.

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Born: To Clyde Myers and wife, on Monday, January 8th, a daughter. Dr. Coleman.

Jan 19, 1906

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Died: J.W. Crewdson, an early settler in the south part of Barber county and almost a pioneer, died at his home in Kiowa on Friday of last week, January 13, 1906, of old age. He leaves a son, A.J. Crewdson, and three daughters, Retta Crewdson, who has kept house for him during his later years, Mrs. E.B. Cole, of Coldwater, Kas., and Mrs. Val Sawyer, of Ashley, O.T., that we know of. Mr. Crewdson came to Barber county 26 or 27 years ago. He was about 86 years of age at the time of his death. His wife died about 20 years ago. He was a good man and a citizen above reproach. He lived a good life and the world is better for his having lived in it.

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Married: Daniel V. Morris and Miss Mary McClain were married at the residence of the bride's mother, Mrs. S.C. McClain, on Walnut St., this city, Tuesday evening of this week, Jan. 16th. The bride is one of the nicest young ladies of our city. The groom is well known here, his mother, Mrs. Ella Morris, living here and he having taught school in the county. He is in the employment of the Santa Fe Ry. Co., at Needles, Calif. They depart for their western home today. The Cresset wishes them joy and every success.

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Born: To Dr. McAllister and wife, Saturday, January 13th, a son. Dr. Coleman.

Feb 2, 1906

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Birthday: A very neat surprise was arranged and carried out by a number of Mrs. Susan Simpson's friends in honor of that lady's 65th birthday, which occurred Tuesday, January 30. Mrs. John Luallen took the good lady out for a drive in the evening, and on their return the house was discovered to be full of good looking people, who had come in and taken possession during her absence. They had brought with them all the accessories of such occasions and a big comfortable rocking chair beside. Also a host of good cheer and well wishes for Mrs. Simpson. The guests were as follows: Dr. and Mrs. Van deWalker, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Simpson, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Luallen; Mesdames Strohl, Tedrow, Dearth, Garten, Nannie Garten, Springer, Davenport, Mitchell, Hoyt, Belangee, Haun, Luallen, Kinkaid, Rudolph, Wilkins, Pinkerton, Cushenbery, Dobbs, Holmes; and Misses Lulu Cushenbery, Gay Holmes, Leora Flohr, Delight Strohl. Those who contributed toward buying the chair were Mesdames J. Luallen, Strohl, Nan Garten, Flint, Tedrow, H. Luallen, Guthrie, Smith, Haun, Dobbs, Holmes, Cushenbery, R.J. Taliaferro, Miss Lacy and Tom Finley.

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Born: The nicest kind of girl baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. H.D. Fair on Saturday last, January 27th, 1906. Dr. Coleman. The little lady has already been named Diannah Ellen for her grandmamas. Grandma and Grandpa Chase are almost as pleased as the parents while Great Grandpa Lovejoy is almost too proud of his great grandson and daughter to notice his friends.

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Died: On Friday of last week, January 26, 1906, the wife of B.F. Blackmore died at Sharon after an illness of some little time. The funeral occurred at Sharon Saturday. She leaves a husband and son. She was a Christian woman loved by her neighbors and friends.

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Born: To George Jackson and wife, on Wednesday, January 31st, a boy. Dr. Donovan.

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Married: Albert H. Ogier and Miss Jessie Brewer, both of this county, were married on Monday, Jan. 29, 1906, by Probate Judge Gleason at his office in the courthouse. The groom is a successful young farmer of Sharon township. The bride is a daughter of J.S. Brewer, a farmer near this city.

Feb 9, 1906

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Birthday: A number of young people gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Watkins, ten miles northeast of town, to celebrate his son Ray's 22nd birthday. A very nice time was enjoyed by all. They departed wishing him many more bright and happy birthdays. One of the presents received was a beautiful birthday cake given by Mr. and Mrs. John Luallen. Those present were Misses Dora Perry, June Bedfield, Ruth Hewitt, Carrie Cox, Carrie Carlisle, Mary Kernohan, Daisy Louthan, Lula Simmons, Emily Simmons, Addie Simmons, Vergie Simmons, Pauline Tibbits, Miss Martindale and Messrs. Bert Evans, Emerson Martin, George Perry, James Hewitt, Will Kernohan, Sam Ruggles, Cecil Evans, Charlie Bird, Henry Rankin, Oliver Louthan, George Kernohan, George ____, Orville Marquand, Earl Evans, John Kernohan, Ledrue Tibbits, Fred Watkins, Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Tibbits, Mr. and Mrs. Dare Hawver.

Feb 16, 1906

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Born: A girl baby of regulation weight and pretty was born to Homer Wheat and wife northeast of town on Thursday of last week, the 8th. Dr. Coleman.

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Born: J.W. Thompson and wife received the nicest Valentine we have heard of. It is a 9 and one quarter pound girl. They had a boy and the safe arrival of a girl suited them exactly. Dr. Moore.

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Died: Ethel May, born May 9, 1905, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Moreland, died February 9, 1906, was buried Feb. 10th from the residence of Mrs. Moreland's parents, J.W. Bingham and wife, this city. Services by Rev. W.H. Moore.

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Married: On Monday of last week, the 12th, Judge Gleason issued a marriage license to Oscar Downtain and Pansy C. Humphrey, both of Moore township. [The license has not yet been returned], so we do not know when or where the couple married. The bride and groom belong to two of the best families in the county and the Cresset extends congratulations.

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Married: On Wednesday of this week, St. Valentine's day, Judge Gleason issued a marriage license to John C. Spicer of Cedar township and Lillie Rogers of Sharon township and then performed the ceremony at the Grand Hotel, this city, in the presence of a few of the relatives and friends of the contracting parties. The groom is one of the most energetic farmers and traders in Cedar and the bride is a daughter to J.A. Rogers and wife, old and highly respected residents of Sharon township. May each succeeding Valentine's day bring them more and more happiness.

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Born: R.S. Bisby and wife received a nice Valentine in the shape of a fine, big boy. Dr. Moore.

Feb 29, 1906

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Died: Mrs. W.C. Briant, mother of Harry and Roy, well known here, died suddenly at her home in Pratt, Kas., on the 10th, of heart failure. She had just gotten home from attending services at the Baptist church, of which she was a member, when the summons came. Her maiden name was Burney and she was a cousin to Dr. Burney of this city. She was 62 years old and leaves a husband and six children.

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Married: Saturday, the 17th, Judge Gleason issued a license to Earl C. Lepper and Alice D. Ormiston, both of Sharon township. The wedding occurred at the residence of the bride's parents on Wednesday, February 21; ceremony by Rev. Atwell.

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Married: On the 20th, the Probate Judge issued a license to Gilbert L. Johnson of Clark Co., Kas., and Clara E. McAdoo of McAdoo township, this county. They were married at the home of the bride on Wednesday, February 21. And on March 2, 1906, pg 1, col 4: At the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. I.N. McAdoo in McAdoo township, Wednesday, at 8, Mr. Gilbert Johnson [was married] to Miss Clara McAdoo, Rev. Milsap of Coats officiating. After the ceremony the forty invited guests sat down to the wedding supper served with that profuseness characteristic of the big-hearted people of the west. Sunday a tea was given by Mrs. Hattie Buck in honor of the newly married couple, Mrs. Buck presiding in her usual happy and entertaining manner. Tuesday morning, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson departed for their future home in Englewood, followed by the best wishes of many friends.

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Married: On Wednesday, the 21st, Judge Gleason issued a license to John W. Burns of Kiowa and Luella Elmore of Spearville, Kas., and then married the couple at the Grand Hotel in this city.

Mar 2, 1906

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Married: On Monday, Feb. 26, Jesse I. Wilcoxen, of Ford City, Kas., and Nellie H. Imboden, of Kingstown, Kas. were married at the residence of the bride's sister, Mrs. Milt Bullington, near this city, Rev. W.H. Moore, pastor of the M.E. church performing the ceremony. We understand the groom is a railroad engineer and that the happy couple will make their home at Temple, Texas.

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. John Wells on February 22, a daughter. Dr. Donovan.

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Born: Dr. Donovan reports the arrival of a son at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dan. Kidd on February 27.

Mar 9, 1906

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Birthday: A very pleasant and complete surprise was given to Mrs. C.M. Ross on Monday, March 5th, that being here 63rd birthday. She had washed her breakfast dishes and was lying down to rest when in walked a crowd of her friends, all loaded with that which goes to make a dining room table look good. The party and dinner were engineered by Mrs. Kauffman and Mrs. Schmidt. Those invited to partake of the pleasure were Mesdames Kauffman, Schmidt, Langhart, Martin, Walstad, Gibbs, Brady, Minnick, Smith, Romig, Hayes, and McNabb. Some nice presents were given to Mrs. Ross. A very pleasant afternoon was spent in social chat, then the guests sallied forth in sleet and rain, wishing Mrs. Ross many returns of birthdays.

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Married: At the bride's residence at high noon Friday, Feb. 23rd, Mrs. Emma Hyatt and Mr. Fred Toff were united in the bonds of matrimony by Rev. M. Scott. A bountiful dinner was served to the many friends present. Their many friends wish them all happiness and success. [Isabel news]

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Married: Dave Nossaman, one of the most open handed, square and above board men that it has been our lot to meet in the journey of life, stole away to Wichita last Tuesday morning [probably Mar 6th] there to meet Miss Vernie Boots of Bisbee, Arizona, and the two were married Wednesday. Now Dave need not have kept the story all to himself. He is twenty-one and his ____________. [Rest of article is missing.]

Mar 16, 1906

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Died: Lois M. Long was born September 24, 1884, at Delaware, Ohio, and died of septicemia March 8, 1906, at the residence of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. F.M. Cackler, in North Enid township, Garfield county, Oklahoma. Lois had two homes, living with her grandparents until she was eleven years old, then with her mother until January 1904, when she came again to her grandparents. She was of a lovable and loving character. She would have been united in marriage to Elmer M. Smith on Thursday, March 15th, who is lying prostrate with grief over one who was so soon to have been his bride. She had never made a profession of the Christian life until the last night of her life, when she called her friends around her and told them God had answered her prayers, had forgiven her and that she was not afraid to die. Calling her physician to her bedside she made her will, remembering each of her loved ones. She bid them all goodbye and died in the joyful hope of spending eternity in the heavenly home. The funeral was held in the Ashbury Methodist church Sunday, March 11th, at one o'clock, Rev. W.R. Rolingson having charge. A large concourse of people were in attendance. The pall bearers were six young ladies chosen from her Sunday school class, each wearing black with a white veil over the head and a white ribbons on the arm. The floral tributes were beautiful. The body was laid to rest in the beautiful cemetery at Enid, there to wait until the resurrection morn. [Memorial poem follows.]

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Died: Word was received yesterday morning of the sudden death of Mrs. English, mother of Mrs. Harry Stone and Bob and Ben English. She was at the home of her daughter, southeast of town, and felt as well as usual up to Thursday morning. She arose that morning and started to dress herself when she suddenly threw both hands to her head and uttered a scream and fell back lifeless. She will probably be buried at Lake City.

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Died: Tennessee June Warren, born July 22, 1870, died March 11, 1906, at 6:10 p.m., aged 35 years, 7 months and 22 days. She was born in Missouri and was the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Warren of Sharon township. In 1889, she was united in marriage to Marvin McMurtry and since the opening of the strip they have resided on a farm six miles west of Cherokee, Oklahoma. To them eight children were born. In 1884, she united with the Christian church at Sharon and in 1894 became a member of the Baptist church near Short Springs, Oklahoma. As a consistent Christian, a faithful and affectionate wife, a kind and loving mother, a dutiful daughter and a true friend, she was beloved by all who knew her. To know Tennie McMurtry was to love her. Only a year ago, she was stricken with the dread disease, consumption, and in vain everything was done that skill and loving friends could do. She failed rapidly and quietly passed away at her parents' residence surrounded by devoted relatives and friends. She leaves a husband and seven children, her parents, J.H. Warren and wife of Sharon, Mrs. Carrie Ward of Sharon, Mrs. Ida Cunningham of Ashley, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Josie White of Alva, Oklahoma, her sisters, and Frank Warren, our present county treasurer, her brother, and a host of friends both in Sharon, her girlhood home, and near Cherokee, Oklahoma, her home of recent years. To the bereaved ones, we say grieve not for your loved one's troubles are over and she rests in peace above. Funeral services were held at her father's residence near Sharon Tuesday. Rev. Tilberry of Carmen, Oklahoma, conducted the services and the remains were interred in the cemetery at Sharon.

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Married: Rev. Frank C. Ward of the Baptist church performed the ceremony which united in marriage John F. Phye and Miss Artie Urton, at the home of the bride's parents east of the city, Sunday, March 10, 1906, at 6 p.m. Mr. Phye is an industrious young man of Lake City township and is well spoken of by a large circle of acquaintances. His bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Urton, who have charge of the county poor farm and her pleasant disposition and many rare accomplishments make her a desirable helpmeet for the worthy young man who has chosen her for a life companion. They will make their home at Lake City, where Mr. Phye has a good position on the Skinner ranch. Here's hoping they will have a pleasant voyage down the stream of life.

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Married: Joseph C. Short and Miss Maud Hickle, both of Moore township, were married Wednesday, March 14, 1906, by Rev. C.A. Kitch of Kiowa.

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Birthday: George Haun was agreeably surprised last Saturday by 38 of his young friends. The occasion was his 13th birthday and the time was spent in true juvenile style. Refreshments were served and all joined in wishing him many returns of the day.

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cooke, Monday, March 12th, a daughter. Dr. Rogers. [Lake City news]

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Born: The stork, assisted by Dr. Coleman, left a nice little girl at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Heydenrich, south of town, on Thursday of last week, March 8th, 1906.

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Birthday: On Friday, the 9th, a number of the friends and neighbors of Mrs. J.B. Romig gathered in to celebrate her 67th birthday. The friends all brought some of their best refreshments to help the inner man enjoy himself. Everybody seemed to have a good time, especially Uncle Eli Harbaugh, who had not been to our house to take a meal for about four years. Signed: J.B. ROMIG.

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Anniversary: March 17 will be the 49th anniversary of the marriage of Dr. and Mrs. W.H. Moore, and they are young people yet. And Mar 23, 1906, pg 1, col 3: "A Happy Surprise" - Last Saturday, the 17th, was the 49th anniversary of the marriage of Dr. and Mrs. W.H. Moore, and to celebrate the event, and also as an evidence of filial affection, a beautiful dining table was presented to them by their children, L.W. Moore and wife, of Alva; Harry Newkirk and wife, of Kiowa; William Palmer and wife; C.D. Rackley and wife and Miss Gladys Moore, of Medicine Lodge. The table was placed in the dining room of their home in the absence of Mrs. Moore and the Dr. and was a very pleasant surprise to them on their return. In the evening, Mr. and Mrs. Palmer and children and Mr. and Mrs. Rackley and Marie went down and spent two or three hours in a social game of flinch, after which Mrs. Palmer and Mrs. Rackley produced a supply of ice cream and cake, which they had kept in concealment until the proper moment. Each one filled up on the delicacies and then the visitors departed, leaving a pleasant glow in the hearts of the old people at being thus remembered by their children.

Mar 23, 1906

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Died: William A. Myers died in this city on Thursday morning, March 22, 1906, after a long and painful illness. During the month of August last year he received a severe cut in the lower abdomen while sharpening a disc plow share. He was hot and sweaty at the time. The wound healed externally, causing suppuration internally, resulting in blood poisoning. Lying too long without an operation being performed caused hypostatic congestion of the lungs which resulted in acute tuberculosis, or quick consumption, and the disease caused his death. William A. Myers was born February 9, 1874. He came to this city a number of years ago with his parents and other members of the family and has lived here since. He learned the blacksmith trade here and for years has conducted a shop at this place. Some twelve years ago [Barber County Index, Aug 23, 1893, pg 3, col 3], he married Emma Kennedy and four children were born to them - two boys and two girls. In addition to his wife and children, he leaves his parents and brothers James and Noah, all of whom live in Woods county, Okla., Levi Myers of western Beaver county, Okla, and George Myers of this city, and three sisters, Mrs. Stillwell of Canadian, Texas, Mrs. Whitehouse of Woods county, Okla., and Mrs. Boggs of Beaver county, Okla. The deceased was a big, jovial, kindly man, a considerate husband and a kind father, loved and respected by all who knew him. The summons, coming as it did, when he was in his prime, makes the blow especially heavy on his family and relations. His many friends mourn with his relations. Mr. Myers was a member of the A.O.U.W., the K. of P., and a social member of the Degree of Honor. His life insurance consisted of $2,000 in the A.O.U.W. The funeral services will be held at the family residences on North Walnut street today (Friday) at 2:30, p.m. And at Oct 12, 1906, pg 1: We are glad to note that the damage suit of Mrs. Emma Myers against Dr. J.H. Donovan has been dismissed. Together with all others in the community, we mourned the loss of W.A. Myers, who was our friend, called by death in the prime of his manhood and strength. But we must all die when our time comes, and, as a rule, suits for damages and malpractice usually result only in ill feeling and dividing communities.

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Married: On St. Patrick's Day, March 17, Probate Judge Gleason issued a marriage license to Jesse T. Petrie and Ethel Bailey, both of Isabel, and performed the ceremony that made them man and wife. The Cresset extends congratulations. And Mar 30, pg 1, col 4: Jesse T. Peterie [sic] and Miss Blanche Bailey took their many friends by surprise Saturday. The only fine day for a month they took advantage of to sneak off to the Lodge and then and there assume the matrimonial noose. The county judge was called on to tie the knot that made these two popular Valley township young people man and wife. They are now at home on the fine Peterie farm south of town, the recipients of a host of good wishes from a world of friends including the [Isabel] Herald.

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Married: Wednesday, March 21, Judge Gleason issue a marriage license to Newton B. Warren and Dona A. Brown, who live north of this city. The groom is a son of J.O. Warren and wife, old settlers in this county, and is an excellent young man. The bride is a daughter of S.S. Brown and an excellent young woman. They were married Thursday, March 22, by Rev. F.C. Ward of the Baptist church.

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Married: By Presiding Elder Martindale, in Wichita, Wednesday, March 14, Mr. Bert Purdy of Lake City and Miss Anna Cassidy of Sedgwick county. Mr. and Mrs. Purdy are spending their honeymoon season with the groom's parents in Lake City, after which they will move to Winfield, where Mr. Purdy has a home prepared to receive its future mistress. May they live long and prosper. [Companion article refers to Bert Purdy's brother, John Purdy.] And Mar 30, pg 5, col 2: We were glad to hear of the wedding of Mr. Bert Purdy of Lake. We have known him and his family quite awhile and to know them is to love and respect them. As a friend, we extend our best wishes for a long, happy and prosperous life. [Mingona news]

Mar 30, 1906

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Newt Yates, March 15, 1906, a son. Dr. Burnett. [Kiowa news]

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. L.J. Routh, March 9, 1906, a daughter. Dr. Burnett. [Kiowa news]

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. L.N. Green, March 12, 1906, a daughter. Dr. Burnett. [Kiowa news]

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Died: The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Baier died March 20 and interment was made in the Mule creek cemetery on the afternoon of the 21st. [Eagle news]

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Born: Dr. Coleman reports a fine boy born to Owen Rowley and wife, of Eagle township, on Saturday last, the 24th.

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Born: A big boy baby put in his appearance at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. Hayes on the 22nd. Dr. Moore was master of ceremonies.

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Married: At the residence of Rev. Vasburg, in Moore township, on Sunday last, March 25, Absalom Scott was married to Mary Anderson, Rev. Vasburg officiating. The groom is a prosperous young farmer of Moore township and the bride is of this city. Their friends wish them long life and much happiness.

Apr 6, 1906

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Married: Probate Judge Gleason issued a marriage license to George Smith and Nellie Garten, both of Lake City township, on Monday of this week, and then officiated at the marriage at the residence of the bride's grandmother, Mrs. Garten, in this city. The bride and groom belong to families that were among the early settlers in this county. The groom is a prosperous farmer. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Garten. May a long life and prosperity be theirs.

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Married: Judge Gleason issued a marriage license to John Alford Jackson of this county and Maud Coghill of Crawford county on the 2nd. The wedding will occur next Sunday at the Baptist parsonage, this city at 7:00 p.m. Rev. Ward will officiate. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. David Jackson, who run the city hotel in this city. The bride has been teaching school in the neighborhood of the Jackson ranch on Elm creek. And Apr 13, pg 1, col 2 - John Alfred Jackson and Miss Maud May Coghill were united in marriage at the Baptist parsonage last Sunday evening at 7:30 by the pastor. Only the family and a few near friends were present to add cheer and congratulations. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson will live on Mr. David Jackson's ranch northwest of town.

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Died: Florence Elizabeth, infant daughter of E.D. Skinner and wife, died at their home near this city on Friday afternoon last, March 30, after a lingering illness, aged four months and thirteen days. Everything that the physician's skill could command was done for the child, but the little flame of life could not be kept alive. The remains were taken to Kiowa Saturday for interment, Rev. C.A. Kitch, of the M.E. church, Kiowa, preaching the funeral.

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Born: On Thursday of last week, the 29th day of March, a fine, ten pound boy baby arrived at the M.E. parsonage, this city, as the youngest son of Rev. W.H. Moore and wife. Dr. W.H. Moore was the attending physician and we think the youngster should be named William Henry or something to make his initials W.H.

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Married: Fred Cushenbery, son of Chas. Cushenbery of Sharon, was married to Miss Dora Gaddie, daughter of William Gaddie, formerly of this county, at the residence of the bride's parents in Woodward county, Okla., on March 28, 1906. The happy couple are visiting some of their friends in this county and arrived at the home of Dr. J.R. VanNess and family, this city, Tuesday. Mrs. VanNess is the groom's aunt.

Apr 13, 1906

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Married: Probate Judge Gleason issued a marriage license on Tuesday of this week to Wm. Ross VanDusen and Carrie Lillian Griffin, both of Kiowa, Kas. They were married at Kiowa, Wednesday the 12th by the Rev. Kitch.

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Married: We notice in the Alva papers that a license was recently issued in Woods county, Okla., for the marriage of Walter Cummins, of Winchester, to Pearl Tidwell, of Faulkner. We are quite certain this is the Walter Cummins who is the son of the Pilgrim Bard.

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Died: We are called upon again to chronicle the sad death of another of Sharon's aged citizens, William Spencer, who was born in Belmont county, Ohio, Oct. 1st, 1819. He was married to Miss Phoebe Hall at the age of 31 years [i.e., ca 1850]. To this union were born three children, all of whom died in early childhood. His wife died in Brown county, Indiana, six years ago, which left him alone. He departed this life April 8, 1906, at the age of 86, at the home of his nephew, Mr. George Stewart, in Sharon, Kansas. Mr. Spencer leaves one living brother and other relatives to mourn his death. Mr. Spencer came to Sharon about three years ago with considerable money and spent it all in the improvement and building up of the Spencer addition in the southeast part of town. He was a very pleasant gentleman to converse with and seemed to be always happy. He was well informed and ready in conversation. And also on pg 8: Mr. Spencer, uncle to George Stewart, died at the residence of Mr. Stewart on Sunday last, April 8, 1906, and was buried in the Sharon cemetery Monday.

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Born: Dr. Donovan reports a fine boy baby born to Rev. Frank C. Ward and wife, of the Baptist church, on Friday of lat week, the 6th.

Apr 20, 1906

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Married: At the residence of the bride's parents, George Race and wife at Nickerson, Ks., on Wednesday, April 18, 1906, Vaughn E. DeGeer of Deerhead township this county was married to Miss Hazel Race of Nickerson. The wedding occurred at 9:30 a.m. and the happy couple arrived in t his city on the evening train. The groom is a son of J.W. DeGeer and wife, well known and highly respected in this county. He is an energetic young man and his many friends will welcome his bride and wish them happiness and success. The young people will make their home on the DeGeer ranch in Deerhead township, for the present at least.

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Married: John D. Buck of Coats, Kas., and Miss Pet L. Thompson of Lake City were married in t his city on Wednesday, April 18, 1906, by Probate Judge Gleason. The contracting parties are among the best known in the west part of the county and have a host of friends whom the Cresset joins in wishing a long life and happiness. Also Apr 27, pg 1, col 4 - Miss Pet L. Thompson and Mr. J.D. Buck were married at Medicine Lodge, Kansas, by Judge Gleason, Wednesday, April 18, 1906. Mrs. Buck is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.O. Thompson, of Lake City, Kansas, and is a most admirable young lady. Her sweet innocence of manner and gentle disposition have won for her many warm friends who feel much interest in her continued happiness. Mrs. Buck was born and raised in this vicinity. Mr. Buck was born in Iowa in 1878, but was raised in Barber. He is a young man of staunch and upright character, and is richly endowed with qualities of mind and heart essential to the maintenance of domestic happiness. Mr. Buck is postmaster at Coats, Pratt Co., Kans. The young couple will make their home there. May the sweet bliss that has crowned them abide with them forever. Signed: A FRIEND

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Dan Morris, April 5, 1906, a fine boy. [Kiowa news]

Apr 27, 1906

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Born: Dr. Rogers reports an 8 pound girl born Monday night to Mr. and Mrs. Casto who live south of Lake City. [Coats news]

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Born: A promising young merchant arrived at the home of J.G. Doig and wife, Saturday morning, April 14. Weight 8 and one half pounds. Father, mother and boy all doing nicely, Dr. Hutcheson in attendance.

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Died: Luticia, widow of B.F. Kemp, died at her home in Sharon, Kas., on Tuesday, April 25, 1906, and was buried in the cemetery at that place by the side of her husband on Wednesday. She had been in poor health for some time. Cause of her death was nephritis of kidneys and carcinoma of the bowels. Luticia Rice was born Dec. 4, 1846, in Spencer county, Ind., married Benjamin F. Kemp at Dale, Ind., Feb. 4, 1866. She moved to Harper county, Kas., with her husband and children in 1877 and in 1882 they moved to the Sharon valley in this county. Her husband died April 5, 1905. She leaves two daughters and one son - Mrs. Elbert S. Rule, Miss Minnie Kemp, and Ulysses S. Kemp. Mrs. Kemp was a kind, considerate mother and Christian woman, loved by her neighbors and acquaintances. The family is widely known and the bereaved relatives have the sympathy of all. [Note: The date of Mr. Kemp's death is in error. See his obituary at March 10, 1905 for the actual date, which was March 3, 1905, in Wichita after a prolonged illness.]

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Born: To Wilson H. Holmes and wife, of Mule creek, on the 16th, a boy baby. Dr. Donovan in attendance.

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Born: A nice girl baby of regulation weight put in her appearance at the home of O.J. Hitt and wife, this city on Tuesday the 24th. Dr. Coleman in attendance.

May 4, 1906

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Died: Coats Courant - A.R. VanHorn was born in Harrison county, West Virginia, July 3, 1838. He was married when young, his wife dying twelve years ago at Pawnee Rock, Kansas. He leaves four daughters and one son: Mrs. Geo. Lott, Mrs. Thos. Hatfield, Mrs. J.P. Massey, all of Sun City, Kansas; Mrs. Val Crane, of Larned, Kansas and L.W. VanHorn of Shawnee, O.T., a Rock Island conductor. Mr. VanHorn had been afflicted with dropsy for the past year, recovering to some extent last fall, and was able to visit his children. About two months ago, he was again confined to bed and gradually declined until his death, last Monday at 10:30 a.m. No man stood higher in his community and every one of his children is an honor to him. He was a true Christian and a member of the Baptist church Rev. Owen of Belvidere preached the funeral sermon Tuesday evening at the residence, Mrs. Ollie Frazier presiding at the organ as Mr. and Mrs. Houghton and Miss Lake sang in a most beautiful manner the hymns that had been favorites of the departed. The entire neighborhood came in to pay respects, all mourning with the relatives for the loss of a good man. The end came quietly, without a struggle, he having bid goodby to his children offering a fervent prayer for all. He asked God's blessing on all his children and the prayer is answered, in that no greater blessing could be granted to children than to have such a father; he was an upright man, a tender father, an honorable citizen in every respect. His children were all continuously with him for several days prior to his death and tenderly cared for and soothed his dying pillow. They took him by his request and laid him to rest beside his wife and their mother at Pawnee Rock.

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Married: On Saturday of last week, Probate Judge Gleason issued a marriage license to Frank G. Strickland and Chloro M. Dark, both of this county. They were married at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Dark, on Sunday, April 29, by Rev. Gilmore, of Lake City M.E. church. These young people are well known throughout the county and have and deserve the best wishes of their many friends.

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Married: Probate Judge Gleason issued a marriage license to Malcolm H. Eubank, Pratt county, and Georgia G. Ward, Sun City, on Wednesday of this week. He also performed the marriage ceremony.

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Born: Dr. Coleman reports a fine ten pound girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Springer on Saturday last, the 28th.

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Born: We apologize to the boy baby born to E.T. Chance and wife on the 21st of April for not mentioning him last week.

May 11, 1906

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Died: Frankie, aged 18 months and 23 days, baby son of Mr. and Mrs. F.M. Lukens, departed this world Sunday evening at about 8 o'clock p.m., May 6th, 1906. Cause of death, scarletina [i.e, scarlet fever]. Frankie, though only a baby, had wound his heart threads around every member of the family and taking him away leaves a wound in each heart that can never be healed. Owing to the serious illness of one of the little girls, funeral services could not be conducted at the house. There a short service was held at the grave by Rev. Moore of this city and the body interred in Highland cemetery. The bereavement of the family is too deep for tongue or pen to express. [Memorial poem follows.] Mr. and Mrs. Lukens and family desire to express their thanks to friends who so faithfully assisted them in their affliction.

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Died: The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hyatt, residing on A.M. Houchin's ranch north of this city, died on Sunday, May 6, from stomach trouble. The remains were interred at Isabel where the family used to live.

May 18, 1906

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Birthday: Miss Ada Kritzmier was hostess at a very agreeable birthday party in honor of her 17th birthday Thursday evening of last week at the beautiful new home of her parents two and a half miles east of town. About 60 of her friends were present. She rec'd many beautiful presents. Among them was a handsome new organ presented by her father. Music was rendered by Miss Bertie Winter. Ice cream and cake were served after which the guests departed wishing Miss Ada many more such happy birthdays.

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Died: The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Owen Rowley died Sunday, May 6, 1906. Rev. Ward preached the funeral sermon on the 7th and the little one was laid to rest in the Eagle township cemetery. This is the second time this couple has been called on to mourn a loss of this kind and their many friends deeply sympathize with them. Mr. Rowley is a son of Mrs. Isaac Sharp of this city. [See Mar 30, 1906 for birth of this son on Mar 24, 1906. Also Dec 11, 1904, for birth and death of a daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. Rowley on Dec 6, 1904.]

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Died: The wife of Robt. S. Crane of Deerhead township died at a Wichita hospital on Friday of last week, May 11, 1906. aged 32 years, 8 months and 16 days. She leaves a broken-hearted husband and a little son. The child is a little more than a year old. Mrs Crane was taken to the hospital to be operated on for the removal of tumors. The remains were taken to the Cranes' old home, Virden, Ill., for interment. The child will probably be left in charge of relatives there.

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Died: Mrs. Abigail Skinner, grandmother of Mrs. Green Adams, died at South Haven, Kans., at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. L.A. Williams on the morning of May 12, 1906, aged 89 years, 2 months and 3 days. Mrs. Skinner and her husband at one time resided here and were well liked. Mr. Skinner died about two years ago. Mrs. Adams attended the funeral at South Haven.

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Married: By Probate Judge Gleason at his office in this city on Monday, May 14, 1906, Lee H. Bridge and Ethel W. Wilson, both of Cedar township, were united in the bonds of holy matrimony.

May 25, 1906

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Born: A fine 10 pound boy was born to H.E. White and wife on Wednesday, the 23rd. Dr. Coleman in attendance. Mr. White clerks for the Chase Hardware Co.

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Married: On Wednesday of this week, May 23, 1906, at the residence of the bride's parents in Eagle township this county, Miss Florence E., daughter of A.J. Trotter and wife, was married to Harry H. Winters of Montgomery county, Kas. The bride is one of Barber's most charming daughters and we shall expect Mr. Winters to be good to her.

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Married: Will Leach and Miss Florence Liter were married by Probate Judge Gleason at his office at the court house on Friday of last week, the 18th.

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Married: Roy F. Burns of Nippawalla township and Maude M. Chamberlain of Hazelton township were married by Judge Gleason in this city yesterday, May 24, 06.

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Died: The many friends of Horace Cox and wife in this county will regret to hear of the sudden death of Mrs. Cox on May 15, 1906. She leaves a husband and three children. She was a daughter of Mrs. Eliza Hodges, and she and her family are well known here - especially in the southwest part of the county. Horace Cox was at one time in business in this city. He and his family went to Grant county some time ago and settled on a claim. We understand Mrs. Cox was at some town near their farm so the children could go to school when she was called by the death messenger. Her mother was in that section at the time and was probably with her daughter.

Jun 1, 1906

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Married: A marriage license was issued by Probate Judge Gleason on May26 for the marriage of John J. Hall to Lizzie O. Romig, both of Sharon township. The marriage took place at the residence of the bride's parents on the 27th. Rev. Atwell performed the ceremony. The bride is a daughter of Francis Romig and wife, old residents of the county.

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License Issued: By Probate Judge Gleason on May 28 for the marriage of James B. Brown of Sharon township to Emma C. Spicer of Hazelton township. Returns have not yet been made on the license.

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Married: Probate Judge Gleason issued a license on May 28, 1906 for the marriage of William H. Kitterman to Mable Young, both of Valley township. The couple were married on the 29th by Rev. Thornton.

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License Issued: Probate Judge Gleason on May 29th for the marriage of Charles E. Peck of Galesburg, Ills., to Clara I. White of Sharon township. No returns have as yet been made on this license. And also Jun 8, pg 8: Last week we mentioned the issuance of a license for the marriage of Charles E. Peck of Galesburg, Ill., to Clara I. White of Attica [sic]. The wedding occurred on Wednesday morning of this week, the 6th, at the residence of the bride's parents in the presence of a few immediate friends and after a wedding breakfast they happy couple took the train for Galesburg where they expect to make their future home.

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Died: Mattie Reynolds, wife of John Reynolds, departed this life Friday morning, May 25, 1906, after a lingering illness of three months with kidney trouble. Mattie M. Graham was born Feb. 2, 1852, near Boston, Kentucky; was united in marriage to John Reynolds March 11th, 1875, at Coal Creek, Tenn. To this union four children were born, two sons and two daughters. The husband, two sons, Quince and Charley, and daughter Mrs. Jessie Hogue, are left to mourn her loss, also one sister and one brother residing in Tennessee, two brothers in Washington and one brother at Attica, Kansas, J.P. Graham. She removed from East Tennessee with her husband and family in the year 1879 to northern Kansas. In the year 1894, they moved to Oklahoma, where they made their home until four years ago, when they came to Sharon, Kansas, to live. She united with the Baptist church when but eighteen years of age and has lived a consistent Christian life since. And when the summons came for her to go home, she was perfectly ready to go, ever being ready to abide by the Lord's will. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her, for to know her was to love her.

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Married: Isabel Herald - Jacob Strohl left Monday morning for Wichita. Of course none of us knew what the worthy postmaster went for. Of a certainty: there were rumors of an impending crisis in the worldly life of Jake. Things had looked suspicious for some time and the surprise was blunted when readers of the Wichita Eagle saw in the Wednesday morning issue among the marriage licenses: Jacob Strohl, Isabel, Martha Fairley, Medicine Lodge. This couple were married at the court house in Wichita by the Probate Judge. The bride and groom came home on the Wednesday train and start to keep house in the new apartments built for them adjoining the post office. Our post office has been a most popular resort. Jake has ever been a genial friend and good company to all who came his way. Now the suspicion lingers in the mind of many that with the advent of his lady assistant and wife, the club will have to seek new quarters. All however join with the Herald in wishing the happy postmaster and his bride a world of happiness and prosperity. May their "Strohl" through life be "Fairley" crowned with all that makes life worth living.

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Born: Dr. Donovan reports a fine baby boy born to G. Olson and wife, May 23, 1906.

Jun 8, 1906

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Married: June 2, a marriage license was issued to Arthur Harrison and Cora Jones, both of Kiowa. They were married that same day by Rev. Kitch, pastor of the M.E. church at Kiowa.

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Married: Saturday, June 2, Judge Gleason issued a license and performed the ceremony uniting in marriage Andrew Rickman and Minnie Turner, both of Kiowa.

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Married: May 31, Ewing N. Collette and Myrtle B. Hall were married at Alva, Okla. The bride is a daughter of J.F. Hall of this county.

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Birthday: Uncle Peter Pettit was 87 years old on Monday of this week - June 4. He is said to be enjoying as good health as one could expect at his age and takes an interest in affairs and is keen mentally though he does not get about as much as of yore. Mr. Pettit is one of the old timers in Barber county. When we first knew him years ago, he was running a butcher shop in this city. He was always one of the good citizens that could be depended on. He has many friends who will be glad to hear of his good health at his ripe age and wish him continued long life.

Jun 15, 1906

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Birthday: Tuesday, June 12, 1906 was the 43rd birthday of G.L. Groves, and his wife invited in a number of his friends to celebrate the occasion. About 40 were present and the evening was spent in music, conversation and games. J.C. Walstad and daughter, Had White, Dick Woodward, Miss Luna Smith and Mrs. Groves furnished music. Refreshments consisting of ice cream, cake and oranges were served. A pleasant time is reported.

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Born: On Sunday, the 10th, a fine 11 and three quarter pound girl baby was born to R.R. Froman and wife in this city. Dr. Coleman officiating.

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Married: Sunday, June 10, at Kiowa, Ks., Arthur N. Spaulding was married to Alta J. Johnson, Father Maloney officiating. The groom is step-son to Commissioner Flanagan and employed in a Kiowa bank. This is the marriage for which a license was issued last week.

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Died: Word was recently received here of the death of Mrs. Alice Glover at her home in Crawfordsville, Oregon. Mrs. Glover was the fourth daughter of J.V. Fishburn and wife of this city and was born and reared in this county. She died on June 7th of dropsy. Her age was 21 years. She was married to Mr. Glover a year ago last April The sorrowing parents and other relatives have the sympathy of all. [See May 5, 1905, pg 1, col 3. The wedding took place on April 29th.]

Jun 22, 1906

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Died: Baxter Robert Burney, born May 21, 1834, in Cooper county, Missouri, died June 17, 1906, Medicine Lodge, Kansas, aged 72 years and 27 days. A few years ago, Dr. Burney suffered a partial stroke of paralysis. Since then his health has been poor and recently his condition has been such that his relatives and friends realized that the end might come at any time. His death occurred at 1:00 a.m., Sunday morning. On account of the fact that it was impossible for relatives and friends at a distance who would desire to attend the funeral to get here, the funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 4:00 at the Burney residence and remains were laid at rest in Highland cemetery. Rev. W.M. Covert, pastor of the Presbyterian church, conducting the services. Though born in Missouri, Dr. Burney moved to Kansas with his parents in 1860 and settled in Franklin county. He was a radical Free State man, took an active interest in border affairs and had many thrilling experiences. He was living with his wife at Lawrence, Kansas at the time of Quantrill's raid [Aug 21, 1863]. Fortunately his house was on the outskirts of the town opposite from the side the guerillas entered and they did not get out to his place on that side. However, a brother to Mrs. Burney was killed at Lawrence during that raid. He was married in 1861 to Mary E. Wilson who survives him and makes her home with her son, Chas. A., in this city. To the union, ten children were born, of whom five are living: Monty E. Burney, Kalispell, Montana; Mrs. Gordie Finney, Ventura, California; Harry L. Burney, Modesto, California; Mrs. Sybil Walker, Loveland, Colorado; Chas. A. Burney of this city. Dr. Burney moved to this city from Wilson county, Kansas, in 1881. Mrs. W.W. Standiford was his sister. The Standifords then lived here. He and his wife lived here, except for a short time in Kiowa some two or three years ago, since [1881]. Shortly after coming to Kansas, Dr. Burney entered into the active practice of medicine and followed it during his life until he suffered the stroke of paralysis. He and his good wife joined the Presbyterian church years and years ago and were consistent and active members. Dr. Burney was always for good morals and good government. He was a man of decided views and not afraid to express them. His widow and son desire to express their heartfelt thanks to the many kind friends who have assisted them during the Dr.'s long illness.

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Born: To Clarence Martin and wife of Nippawalla on Sunday, June 17th, a daughter. Dr. Coleman.

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Married: June 12, 1906, at 9 p.m., at the residence of F.C. Melson near Ringwood, Oklahoma, Harry McGuire and Miss Frances V.C. Morris. The wedding was well attended by a large concourse of friends and relatives, and the happy couple were made to rejoice not only because of the presence of their many friends who witnessed their marriage, but because of the many rich and beautiful presents which were presented to them. Mr. Harry McGuire has just graduated and received his diploma from the State Normal at Emporia, Kansas, and will assume a worthy position as vocal music instructor at Norton, Kansas. We join with the many well wishers for the success of the happy couple in their new home and pray the blessings of God to abide their hearts and home and give them a prosperous and happy journey through life. The marriage ceremony was performed by the writer, Elder P.L. French, pastor of the Church of God, Pratt, Kansas. And on Jun 29, pg 1, col 2: Last week we printed an account of the wedding of Mr. Harry McGuire of Sharon, Ks., to Miss Frances Morris, at Ringwood, Okla., Tuesday evening, June 12, 1906. We are pleased to be able to give a list of wedding presents, of which there were a great number. Mr. McGuire is one of the list of Barber county young men who are making names for themselves and forging to the front in various lines. He has just graduated with honor from the State Normal at Emporia, Kansas, and has accepted a position as a teacher of vocal music in Norton County High School at Norton, Kansas, where the couple will be at home to their friends after September 1st. The bride was born in Missouri and resided several years in Pratt county, from when she moved with her uncle and aunt, F.C. Melson and wife, to Oklahoma, in 1896. She graduated from the Northwestern Normal at Alva in 1900 and has since taught school, one year near Alva, two years as principal of the city schools at Blackwell, Oklahoma, and two years as principal of the city schools at Ringwood. Seldom does a couple start out in life with brighter prospects than these two worthy, educated and refined young people. With good health and good fortune they ought to accomplish a great deal in life. May joy attend them. A [partial] list of presents: Set of silver fruit knives and nut picks, Geo. Roark, Furley, Ks.; Satin finish silver bread try, Helen Greever, Emporia, Ks.; Cut glass fruit dish, Ralph, Paul, Oran and Ruth Brattain, Diagonal, Ia.; Silver cake tray and set silver spoons, C.B. Pettit, Hiattville, Ks.; Silver, gold pronged meat fork, Mr. and Mrs. A.K. Winsor and daughter Elsie, Grayson, Mo.; Burnt wood paneled picture, Mr. and Mrs. I.M. Willey, Taloga, Okla.; Burnt plush sofa pillow, Laura Williams, Evanston, Ill.; Burnt wood hand painted card tray, Mr. and Mrs. Howell and daughter, Cora, Azusa, Calif.; Panel picture (framed) landscape,, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Putman, Aline, Okla.; Table cloth, Mr. and Mrs. G.R. Taylor, Sharon, Kans.; Pair lace curtains, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Potter, Harper, Kans.; Hemstitched towel, Mrs. A.C. Grimes, Alva, Okla.; Hand-painted landscape, Estella Lent, Bronson, Kans.; Set of dining room chairs, Mrs. M.F. Melson, Ringwood, Okla.; Picture, framed, ocean scene, C.E. Tilford, Emporia, Kans.; Lemonade set and berry set, Will Jarvis, Chicago, Ill.; Two hundred Jessamine buds, Mr. Sweeney, Lawrence, Kans.; Ten dollars, W.J. McCreedy, Sharon, Ks.; Point lace center piece, Lulu Sours, Tonkawa, Oklahoma.; Quilt and decorated tea set, Mr. and Mrs. Bigley, Cleo, Okla.

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Married: Ray Hahn, son of R.H. Hahn and wife, was married to Miss Mabel France June 11. The groom spent several years of his boyhood in this city where he and his parents are well and favorably known. The groom is employed in the First National Bank at Alva. The bride is a daughter of Henry France, county treasurer of Woods county, and wife. The Frances went from Pratt county to Oklahoma.

Jun 29, 1906

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Family Reunion: Pratt Republican - The house of Axline will have a reunion in Pratt next week with Grandma Axline. The youngest son, Geo. A. Axline and family arrived Tuesday night from Albion, Idaho, where he holds the position of President of one of the Idaho Normal schools. A daughter, Mrs. E. Smith and her husband, from Riverton, Iowa, will arrive the last of this week and L.M. and Dave Axline, of Medicine Lodge and Will Axline of Anadarko, Oklahoma, are to be here next week. These, with Mrs. A.W. Ellis and Mrs. A.S. Fay, of this city, compose the house of Axline, "its heirs and assigns," and they will all be together next to enjoy a family reunion. All except Mrs. Smith came to Pratt county with the pioneers in 1877 and with their illustrious father, the Rev. A. Axline, who passed away several years ago, they helped to make this county a good place to live and its citizenship the very best. May they live long in the land is the wish of the Republican. And in the same issue: The editor [L.M. Axline was editor of the Cresset] and family were at Pratt from June 23 to 25 attending a reunion of the branch of the Axline family to which they belong. [My] Mother has seven children and one girl she has raised. All of her children are married and all sons-in-law and daughters-in-law were present. Seventeen grandchildren were present and eight were unable to attend. Rev. Andrew Axline and Almira Stever were married at Fairfield, Iowa, March 17, 1857. Seven children were born to them - three girls and four boys. All are living except Father. Four children reside in Kansas, one in Iowa, one in Idaho and one in Oklahoma. The reunion occurred at Mother's residence, Pratt, Kas. Two of her daughters, Mesdames Ellis and Fay, also reside at Pratt. The reunion was very enjoyable and did us much good.

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Died: John Chilcott died at his farm about seven miles southeast of this city Wednesday, June 27, 1906, at 4:00 a.m., after a long illness. The funeral occurred from the Christian church in this city yesterday and the remains were laid at rest in Highland cemetery. The records of the G.A.R. show that John Chilcott was born in Pennsylvania; that he enlisted in Co. K, 9th Indiana infantry, Aug. 19, 1861, and was honorably discharged Sept. 27, 1865; that he was 51 years of age when he joined the Post here in 1886. This would make him 71 years old at the time of his death though we have heard from other sources that he was 69. He moved to this county with his family in 1886. We have not learned the name of his wife. We know of three children. However only his wife and one child survive him. Mrs. Chilcott is in very poor health and an invalid to the extent that she requires constant attention. The remaining child, Mrs. Frank Blackstone and her husband have been looking after the old couple and have given them every care possible. Uncle John Chilcott was a good man and a patriot. His last days were full of suffering and beclouded, but he has gone to his reward and his memory will be cherished by many friends.

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Married: Coats Courant - At the bride's home near Cunningham, Kansas, Mr. Tom Millsap and Miss Nina Long were united in marriage June 12, 1906, Rev. J.R. Millsap officiating. Mr. Vernon Long, brother of the bride, acting as best man and Miss Katie Millsap as bride's maid. Miss Mary Chinn of this city was a guest. The bride and groom went to Kiowa, Kansas, Thursday where they will make their future home.

July - Dec 1906

Barber County Newspapers



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