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Timmons
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Wilhelm
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Williamson
Wilson
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REEL #M872/KSHS Microfilm Collection

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

Jul 6, 1906

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Born: A fine pair of twins - a boy and a girl - were born to Chas. C. Painter and wife Sunday morning, July 1, 1906. Dr. Donovan was the agent for the stork and reports mother and children doing well. Mr. and Mrs. Painter are to be congratulated on this handsome addition to their family. The children weighed seven and a half pounds each and the boy looks like his mother, while the girl looks like her father.

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Married: Dr. Clarence Edmund Burgson of this city will be married to Miss Esther Mae Legler at the home of the bride at Valley Falls, Kans., on July 11, 1906. The announcement cards state that they will be at home in Medicine Lodge, Kan., after September 1. Dr. Burgson is one of the most pleasant men in the southwest and as a dentist has a large practice. The bride is well and favorably known here, having taught music in this city. Their many friends will congratulate this couple who start in marriage life under auspicious circumstances.

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Marriage license: Probate Judge Gleason issued a marriage license to Orville Cully of Driftwood, Okla., and May Elmore of Kiowa on June 25th. The judge got a tip to keep it quiet for a week, but why, he has not been able to find out.

Jul 13, 1906

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Died: Mrs. Sarah Poindexter Franklin died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Eubanks, in this city on Tuesday, July 10, at the age of 85 years. The funeral services were held on Wednesday morning at the residence, and was conducted by Eldred Post, G.A.R., Rev. F.C. Ward of the Baptist church preaching the funeral sermon. The remains were laid to rest in Highland cemetery. Mrs. Franklin served as a nurse in the Civil War from 1863 until the close, and drew until her death a service pension. Mrs. Franklin's husband died about eleven years ago and was 103 years of age when he died. Mrs. Eubanks of this city is the only one of three children to survive the deceased. About two years ago, she made the request that when she died her funeral be conducted by the G.A.R. post of this city. Sarah Poindexter was born in Kentucky, but lived many years in Missouri. She was married twice. She was an intensely loyal, patriotic woman though many of her relatives were southern sympathizers and some in the Confederate Army. She was highly connected, one of her relatives being Gen. Poindexter and another Gov. Poindexter of Mississippi. Mrs. G.A. Eubanks desires to thank her neighbors and friends for the many acts of kindness and attention shown during the illness of her mother.

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Died: A dispatch in the Wichita Eagle of July 11, dated at Hutchinson, Kan., contained the information that Charley Collins had died at Hutchinson. Mr. Collins is well known by the old timers in this county, having at one time been a resident of the county and held cattle here in the early days. During the Indian scare of 1874, he was Captain of the militia company organized here. He was an old timer in Kansas. Sometime after the war he married a daughter of Judge Updegraff and they raised a family of several children. He was a brother-in-law to Mart Updegraff of this county. The Eagle dispatch follows: Charles Collins, 61 years old, born in Alabama and living in Kansas for 49 years, is dead. He was the first sheriff of Reno county, being appointed by the governor when the county was organized and being the first sheriff elected. He was the first city marshal of Topeka, and as such arrested Buffalo Bill, along with other well known plainsmen during the early days. He took up a claim in Reno county in 1871 and owned it at the time of his death. He helped to stake out the townsite of Hutchinson, and was in the cattle business in the southwest for years, being known as the cattle king. Mr. Collins built the grade of the Santa Fee from Newton to near Dodge City, and later the Hutchinson & Southern road to Manchester, Okla. He served through the war, enlisting when under age, and, to hide his enlistment from his father, took the name of Michael Cook, after having been taken out of two Kansas regiments by his father. He was a deputy United States marshal for years.

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Barder, Sunday July 8th, a daughter. Dr. Bond. [Lake City news]

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Anniversary: Neighbors and friends surprised Mr. and Mrs. Kingsolver by celebrating the 4th of July with them. This 4th was the 28th anniversary of their marriage. [Sharon news]

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Birthday: Ezra Hart Read, youngest son of F.E. Read and wife, celebrated the tenth anniversary of his birth on Tuesday, July 10, 1906, by inviting some 14 of his boy friends to help him at the Read home. Ice cream and cake were served, games were played, and altogether the boys had the time of their lives and hoped Ezra would celebrate his birthday every year.

Jul 20, 1906

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Married: Kiowa News Review - Miss Carrie Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Brown, was married to Mr. Frank Foster of Cherokee, in Woods county.

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Married: Kiowa News Review - Miss Elva Cass, formerly of Cedar township north of this city, was married to Mr. Wm. Caxton of Lambert.

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Married: On Wednesday of this week, Probate Judge Gleason issued a marriage license to B.F. Blackmore and Sarah Crawford, both of Sharon township. Mrs. Crawford is the widow of P.W. Crawford, whose death occurred about thee years ago. Mr. Blackmore is a well preserved gentleman of 68 years, while Mrs. Crawford is one year his senior. They were married yesterday by the Rev. Atwell. [Sarah Gifford Crawford's first husband, Pleasant W. Crawford, died Jan 1, 1903. See Reel #871, Jan 9, 1903, pg 1, col 5. They were married in 1892. Mr. Blackmore's wife died on Jan 26, 1906. See above at Feb 2, 1906.]

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Married: Probate Judge Gleason issued a marriage license on July 13th to Fred L. Parker and Amy Lewis of Kiowa. They were married on the 14th by the Rev. Kitch at Kiowa.

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Married: On Friday, July 13th, Judge Gleason joined in marriage Fred Rodgers and Abbie Jenks, both of Isabel, Kas. The Cresset extends congratulations.

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Birthday: On Monday July 16 occurred the seventh birthday of Miss Ruthelma Wilkins, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Wilkins. Her young friends gathered at her home on Oak street to celebrate the event, each one bringing a nice present, which will afford her many pleasant moments in the years to come. Refreshments were served consisting of ice cream, cake and fruits. those present were Helen Shaw, Irene and Thelma Sparks, Bessie and Dale VanDewalker, Phyllis Tedrow, Florence, Arthur and Robert Martin, Helen Bragg, Helen Ireland, Franklin and Jimmie Eby, Virgil and Albert Wadsworth, Harold Bisby and May Groves.

Jul 27, 1906

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Married: Wichita Eagle - A quiet wedding took place at the parsonage of the Emporia Avenue Methodist church last Sunday evening, at 7 o'clock. It was that of Mr. Dave Freemyer, of Kiowa, Kan., and Miss Minnie Kincaid, of Conway Springs. After the ceremony by the pastor, Rev. C.E. Pollard, the party was entertained in the home of Mr. Albert T. Wilson, of this city. Mr. Freemyer is a well known business man of Sumner and Barber counties, at present cashier of the First National Bank of Kiowa. For several years, he has been in the mercantile business. He aided in the organization of the bank at Kiowa and at present is one of its managers. Miss Kincaid is a well known school teacher of Sumner and Barber counties. She carries a first grade certificate of her profession, and for four y ears has been in the schools at Kiowa. Many congratulations will await them on their return to Kiowa, Kan. They return to Kiowa today, where they will reside.

Aug 31, 1906

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Died: Word was received in this city recently that T.A. McCleary, a former resident, had died on the 20th of August at Seattle, Washington, and was buried at DesMoines, Iowa, on the 27th. He leaves a wife, three daughters and four sons, the youngest, E.E. McCleary residing here. Mr. McCleary was a member of the A.O.U.W. lodge in this city and carried a $2,000 policy. He was postmaster two terms of four years here. He was a member of the Christian church practically all his life. He was highly respected and regarded.

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Born: To C.C. Duncan and wife on August 25th, a nice little girl. Dr. Donovan.

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Born: Dr. Donovan reports a fine boy baby born to Elisha W. Stout and wife, Sunday, August 26, 1906.

Sep 7, 1906

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Married: [Only partially legible] ___ F. Skinner of Coats and ___ Kannier of near Lake City were married on September 5th at the home of the bride's parents. These young people are held in high esteem by all their acquaintances and we join in wishing them a full measure of happiness and prosperity.

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Married: A marriage license was issued Tuesday by Judge Gleason to Walter L. Prock, of Oklahoma, and Beulah I. Burns, of Hazelton. They were married Wednesday by Rev. Kirkpatrick of Attica, at the home of the bride's brother, E. Burns, one mile west of Hazelton.

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Died: The infant child of R.S. Bisby and wife, aged 6 mos. and 15 days died on Thursday night, Aug. 30, and was buried on Friday, Rev. W.H. Moore conducting the funeral services from the family residence. The child had been a sufferer for some time from stomach trouble. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the community in their affliction. [See Feb 16, 1906 above for birth of this child, a son.]

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Married: A double wedding occurred at the home of Samuel Cole and wife, parents of the brides, in Sharon township on Wednesday, September 5th. Miss Eugenia and J.E. Chapman of Hutchinson, and Miss Jessie and Elmer G. Harris of this city, were married by the Rev. Atwell of Sharon. The brides are among the most popular of Sharon's young ladies and carry with them the good wishes of all their associates.

Sep 14, 1906

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Married: Tazwell Woods of Bakersfield, California, and Miss Martha Clay were married at the residence of the bride's brother, Robert Clay, in this city on Monday, Sept. 10, 1906, by the Rev. J.W. VanDewalker. The records in the Probate Judge's office show that 60 winters have passed over the head of the groom which he carries remarkably well, while the bride is 21 years his junior. Mr. and Mrs. Woods took Monday's train for Bakersfield, their future home.

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Died: Mrs. Brownhill, mother of Mrs. Fred Merrill, died at Leavenworth on Sunday, Sept. 2, at the age of 72 years and was buried Thursday, the 6th. Mrs. Brownhill was well known in this city having visited her daughter frequently of late years. She leaves two children, Mrs. Merrill and a son who resides in Texas. The funeral services were conducted by the Order of the Eastern Star, of which order Mrs. Brownhill was a member. Mrs. Brownhill was a native of Vermont.

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Born: Dr. Updegraff reports a fine 11 pound girl baby born to R.H. Bruce and wife on Thursday of last week, Sept. 6.

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Married: A license was issued Tuesday by Probate Judge Gleason for the marriage of Homer White of Sharon and Myrtila M. Stephens of Harper county. They were to have been married yesterday.

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Birthday: On the 9th of this month, the friends of J.B. Romig and wife gathered at the Romig residence east of town to celebrate the seventieth birthday of Mr. Romig. All brought well filled baskets, to which ample justice was done. They also presented Mr. Romig with a fine oak rocker which was an agreeable and complete surprise. Everyone present enjoyed themselves to the utmost. The following persons were present: Uncle Eli Harbaugh, Ben Harbaugh, Samuel Smith, Robert Groendycke, David Painter and wife, Fred Holser and wife, Mr. McIntire and wife, Charles Gronemier and wife, James Martin and wife, Jacob Aubly and family, C.M. Ross and wife, Philo Shermon and wife, Mrs. Macy, Mrs. Harry Stone and children, Mrs. M. Christian, Mrs. Dal. Morris, Mrs. S.P. Moore of Wheeling, Mo.

Sep 21, 1906

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Married: One of the prettiest weddings that has occurred in this city took place at the Baptist church on Wednesday evening, September 19, 1906. Amy Grace, daughter of G.A. Bucklin and wife of this county, and Elmer Grant Woodruff, of Norman, Okla., were married by the Rev. W.A. Cain, former pastor of the Baptist church, in the presence of a large number of friends. Promptly at 6:30 p.m., the groom, supported by C.M. Funk, of Kansas City, his best man, entered the church and passed around the east aisle, approaching the altar from the east. At this time, to the beautiful melodious strains of Mendelssohn's wedding march, played by Mrs. D.W. Major, the bride to be, preceded by two little girls who strewed roses in her path, upon the arm of Miss Flora Shore, bridesmaid, and followed by her father, met the groom at the altar. Rev. Cain performed a beautiful and impressive ceremony, followed by an invocation full of feeling and sentiment. Miss Bucklin has passed nearly her entire life in Barber county, and has won the esteem and friendship of all her acquaintances. She is a graduate of Southwestern College at Winfield and is an accomplished musician. Mr. Woodruff is professor of Mineralogy in the Territorial University of Oklahoma. The happy couple left on the evening train for Galveston, where they will take a steamer for New York and thence to Boston, where Mr. Woodruff will take a year's post-graduate work at Harvard and Mrs. Woodruff will attend the New England Conservatory of Music at Boston. At the expiration of their year's work, they will return to Norman, where Mr. Woodruff will take up his work in the University. A large number of elegant presents were received by the happy couple. And at Oct 12, 1906, pg 8, col 4: G.A. Bucklin informs us that Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Woodruff, who were married September 19 at the Baptist church in this city, had a rough honeymoon trip to Boston. The steamship on which they took passage at Galveston for New York, was caught in the recent great storm on the Gulf. The wind blew at one time ninety miles an hour. The steering gear of the ship was carried away and a portion of the stern of the vessel broken in, flooding part of the ship and placing her in a helpless condition. Three pumps were kept working to keep the vessel afloat. Fortunately, the sea calmed after hours of suspense, when repairs were made and they reached Key West in safety, where the passengers were transferred to another steamer. They arrived at their destination October 4.

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Married: Judge Gleason got busy again yesterday and married Geo. P. Timmons of Cassville, Mo., to Miss Minnie Meader, of Nashville, Kans.

Sep 28, 1906

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Reunion: C.E. Jones and family of Moreland, Oklahoma, son-in-law of J.W. Bigham, stopped here over Sunday on his way to Sand Point, Idaho. 23 children and grandchildren of Mr. and Mrs. Bigham were present and the meeting was one of great pleasure to all. Mr. and Mrs. Bigham have been married 29 years, have eight children, ranging from 6 to 28 years of age, all of whom are living and were present Sunday. Jesse Bigham departed Wednesday with his relatives for Idaho where he will make his home.

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Born: To Andy Conners and wife on Monday, September 24th, a son. Dr. Donovan.

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Born: To Clarence W. Benefiel and wife on Sunday, September 23rd, a fine 10 pound boy. Dr. Donovan. [See Dec 8, 1905 for marriage of Clarence Benefiel and Nellie McCoy.]

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Died: Ralph B. Walker of Turkey township, aged 82 years, died at his residence on Sept. 19, 1906. Mr. Walker was an early settler in this county, coming here in 1874. His wife died about two years and six months ago. Mr. Walker was a member of the Baptist church and a man that commanded the respect of all who knew him. [See Reel #871, Apr 15, 1904 for death of Judith Compton Walker, wife of Ralph Walker.]

Oct 5, 1906

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Died: "Geo. Timmis, Sr., Dead. Dies Alone in His House at Albuquerque, New Mexico." We received a copy of the Albuquerque, N.M., Morning Journal through the courtesy of D.E. Benedict, which contained an account of the death of George Timmis, Sr., and which we print below. The deceased will be remembered here as he once lived here. His divorced wife and two sons reside here. His oldest son, George Timmis, Jr., received a telegram notifying him of the death of his father, and he has gone to Albuquerque to attend to matters. He said his father had quite a number of articles of no particular intrinsic value that he was anxious to secure as mementos or keepsakes, that he had been endeavoring to arrange his matters so as to go to Albuquerque to take care of his father and had been delayed too long, that his father had been subject to epileptic attacks from childhood and his death, while a shock, was not exactly a surprise. "The body of George Timmis, an aged man who has lived by himself for many years, and whose eccentricities have been the cause of gossip among his neighbors for a long time, was found dead in the house he occupied at 1005 North First street, early yesterday morning. Timmis had been dead for a week, according to City Physician D.H. Carns, who examined the body and decomposition was far advanced. Timmis had not been seen about his place for several days, but as he frequently shut up his house and went away or remained shut in for days at a time, his neighbors thought nothing of it, until the odor from the decomposing body drew the attention of passersby. The officers were notified and an investigation disclosed the body of the old man lying on the floor partly clothed. The dead man, who was about sixty years of age, had been subject to epileptic attacks and it is the theory of the physician, borne out by the appearance of the body, that he died while in one of these attacks. Death evidently had resulted from natural causes, as there was no evidence to indicate either suicide or a crime. The body was removed to the Borders undertaking parlors and the house was searched by the officers to determine whether or not a robbery had been attempted. The search brought forth some strange things. The house was filled with a collection of dilapidated furniture, boxes, trunks and packing cases, looking more like a storage room for a second hand store than a residence. One case filled with old and musty books was found, while the search finally showed an old pair of trousers, in the pockets of which were gold coins, English, United States, Mexican and even Chinese. The money found foots up about as follows: Gold coins of the United States, $440; English gold, 12.00; Paper money, 7.00; Silver, 1.50. And a collection of Spanish, Chinese, German and other coins, gold, silver and copper of unknown value. All of this has been placed in the hands of the coroner pending the arrival of relatives. There are two sons living and it is thought the wife is still living, although she had been divorced. The sons, who live in Kansas, have been notified and the remains will be held pending their instructions. George Timmis, Jr., the eldest son, lived here until a few years ago. Timmis was considered peculiar by the neighbors in the North First Street section, and it was reputed that he had large sums of money concealed in the house. The officers believe they have found all of the money the old man had as the search was a thorough one.

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Married: M.T. Williams and Emma G. Sanford were married by Probate Judge Gleason Sunday, Sept. 30, 1906, at the groom's residence, two miles west of town. A number of the friends of the couple were present and partook of an elegant wedding dinner. Mr. Williams is known as the alfalfa king of Barber county and his place is one of the first to be visited by strangers. Mrs. Sanford has resided several years in this county and has the respect of all who know her.

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Born: Dr. Donovan reports the birth of a nice little lady to Sam Crick and wife on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

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Married: Les H. Nurse and Louisa L. Strickland were married by the Rev. Shamberger on Sunday, September 30, 1906. Both of these young people reside in Mingona township and have the esteem and confidence of all their acquaintances. And at pg 5, col 1: Dame Rumor tells us that Lee Nurse, who recently married Miss Lou Strickland, will come to Lake City to live and will put up a first-class blacksmith shop. Here's success to the young couple and a long and happy life. Also at pg 5, col 2, Mingona news: Mr. Lee Nurse and Miss Louie Strickland, two popular young people of Mingona, were married at the home of Eld. J.H. Shamberger Sunday evening at 6 p.m. Monday night a large party of young folks made the noise commonly called a charivari. Lee had provided a fine treat, and all went away wishing him all the joy and prosperity possible. These young people have the best wishes of a host of friends.

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Married: At the residence of the bride's uncle, T.P. Cook, in the city of Chicago, on Thursday, Sept. 27, Prof. W. Lee Lewis and Myrtilla Mae Cook were united in marriage. The bride is daughter of Mrs. M.E. Cook of this city and grew to womanhood here. She is loved and respected by all who knew her for her kind disposition and ladylike qualities, and all will wish her every joy and success. She met Mr. Lewis at Morningside, Iowa, where she attended school and where he taught chemistry. May long life, happiness and prosperity be theirs.

Oct 12, 1906

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Anniversary: Friday of last week, Oct. 5, 1906, was the 25th anniversary of the marriage of Waldron Chase and wife. Mr. and Mrs. Chase had planned a quiet celebration and had their old New England friends H.A. Bailey and wife up from Kiowa and their daughter Amy and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. H.D. Fair, to dinner. However, their many friends in town learned about the 25th anniversary and that afternoon a party of ladies called on Mrs. Chase at her home and visited during the afternoon. They presented Mrs. Chase with some glassware as a memento of the occasion. The ladies present were Mesdames J.B. Gano, C.W. Ellis, H.H. Case, J.C. Gano, J.C. Wadsworth, C.B. Currie, B.E. Wadsworth, Geo. Southworth, J.N. Tincher, C.W. Wilson, R.L. Young, Samuel Griffin, H.A. Bailey, H.D. Fair, L.M. Axline and Miss Best. Mr. and Mrs. Chase are good examples of growing old gracefully. True, they are not very old, but they have been married 25 years, have grandchildren, and, like some of the rest of us, will one of these days have to admit that they are gradually growing older. We hope they will be able to celebrate their golden anniversary.

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Died: Word was received in this city yesterday morning of the death of Mrs. Clara Hildebrand, whose husband was a brother of Mrs. R.J. Taliaferro, which occurred at 3 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 10, 1906, at her home in Kiowa, Kas.

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Born: Dr. J.W. VanDewalker reports a fine 9 pound boy born to Frank Stone and wife on Saturday, September 6th, 1906.

Oct 19, 1906

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Died: "Uncle Dan Pierce Dead. Passed Away Friday of Last Week at His Home in Lake City." Died at his home in Lake City Oct. 12, 1906 after an illness of nine months, D.L. Pierce, aged seventy-four years, two months and eighteen days. Mr. Pierce was born in Montgomery county, Indiana, July 31, 1832. He was married to Sarah McLain in Hendricks county, Indiana, December 28, 1854, and moved to Kansas July 31, 1876, where he located near Sun [City], and lived until about three years ago when he moved to Lake City and opened a hotel and livery barn. Mr. Pierce belonged to the Methodist church, being converted at Sun City in 1881. He was county commissioner of Barber county three years. Uncle Dan, as he was always called, had many friends and no one ever called on his in vain for aid or anything that he could do. He was always ready to lend a hand. Was a great church and Sunday school worker and all through his long illness, nothing seemed to help or cheer him as the singing of hymns. He was ready and willing to die and ten minutes before he passed away raised his right hand as a token that all was well. He was buried, the day that he most loved, with Masonic honors, having been a loyal member of the Masonic lodge at this place. He was followed to the grave by hosts of friends anxious to pay the last tribute of respect to their beloved friend. [Memorial thoughts and poem follows.]

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Married: George Jones of Harper county and Miss Nettie Clement were married at the residence of the bride's parents in this city on Tuesday, October 16, 1906, by the Rev. Covert, pastor of the Presbyterian church. Mr. Jones is a prosperous young farmer residing at Corwin and the bride is a daughter of M.W. Clement and wife of this city. A number of relatives and friends of the contracting parties were present and the young couple start with the best wishes of everyone.

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Born: To M.T. Wright and wife on Oct. 12, 1906, a fine boy. Dr. Donovan.

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Born: To Henry Morsback and wife on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 1906, a boy. Dr. VanDewalker. Mrs. Morsback is at present with her parents, F.C. Colburrn and wife.

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Born: To H.A. Tedrow and wife on Saturday, Oct. 13th, a son. Dr. D.E. Tedrow. This is Harve's first boy and he was stepping pretty high when in town.

Oct 26, 1906

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Married: A pretty marriage took place at the home of Mrs. Garten in this city when her granddaughter, Miss Leora Flohr, was united in marriage to Mr. E.L. Basey of Comanche county, on Wednesday, October 24, at 11 o'clock a.m., Dr. J.W. VanDewalter officiating. The bride was attired in white, the groom the conventional black. After congratulations, the guests were invited into the dining room where a bountiful two course dinner was served. The bride graduated at the high school in this city the last term with first honors and is possessed of many charming qualities. Mr. and Mrs. Basey will reside on the ranch in Comanche county, where he has a home nicely furnished awaiting his bride. They were the recipients of many beautiful and useful presents. The Cresset extends its most hearty congratulations.

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Died: James Louis, the three months old twin boy of Editor C.C. Painter and wife, died Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. The funeral was held from the family residence on north Walnut street on Wednesday forenoon, conducted by Rev. W.H. Moore, pastor of the M.E. church, and Rev. Frank C. Ward of the Baptist church. It has been evident to watching parent for some time that the little life hung by but a slender thread, yet the parting leaves a wound that can be healed only by the soothing hand of time.

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Died: Frances, the daughter of W.P. Gibson and wife of Elm Mills township, died at her home on October 23, 1906, of typhoid fever. Miss Gibson was 18 yrs., 7 months and 25 days old, and was a young lady who gained and held the esteem of all with whom she came in contact. The remains were interred in Highland cemetery this city on Wednesday the 24th, in the presence of a large gathering of friends of the sorrowing relatives.

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Died: Joseph, the ten year old son of U.G. Rogers and wife of Elm Mills township, died at the home of his parents Monday evening of typhoid fever. The child was sick but for a short time. The parents have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement. And at pg 1, col 3: Card of Thanks - We desire to express our appreciation of the untiring efforts of our friends during the illness of our son. Their tender sympathy and words of comfort have sunk deep into our hearts and we will always hold them in grateful remembrance. Signed: Mr. and Mrs. U.G. Rogers.

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Born: To H.F. Utt and wife on Monday Oct. 22, a little daughter. Dr. Bond.

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Born: A nice little lady came to brighten the home of Martin Landwehr and wife on Monday, Oct. 22nd. Mr. Landwehr resides on the old Jim Fair place in Sharon township. Dr. VanDewalker, Master of Ceremonies.

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Anniversary: On Saturday evening of last week, the 25th anniversary of the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Kauffman was celebrated at their home on Kansas Ave., west. The rooms were tastefully decorated in silver and mistletoe and in other ways suitable for the occasion. Forty-three covers were laid and the guests were regaled with an excellent repast. Mr. and Mrs. Kauffman received many beautiful presents which they will ever cherish as tokens of esteem and friendship. Owing to lack of space we are unable to give a list of presents this week. The evening was passed in the customary manner and about midnight, the guests departed wishing them another 25 years of happiness and prosperity.

Nov 2, 1906

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Died: Bert Fuller, formerly of this county, son of Hiram Fuller and brother to Mrs. C.W. Kritzmire, William, Abe and Dave Fuller of this county, died at his home on his farm 9 miles north of Carmen, O.T., on Monday of this week, Oct. 29. Mrs. Kritzmire and Abe and Dave Fuller went to him when informed of his serious illness. He leaves a wife and two children - twins. The children are about 3 years of age. Some eight years ago he married Miss Susie Gannon in Oklahoma. We understand his illness was almost exactly like that of Wm. A. Myers, excepting that he was not cut in the groin. A severe strain resulted in inflammation and suppuration. The trip to the hospital and an operation was delayed for cooler weather and when the operation was finally performed at Kansas City, it was found to be too late, as blood poison was too far advanced.

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Birthday: The 13th anniversary of Miss May Pinkerton's birthday was celebrated Saturday afternoon of last week. About twenty of her young playmates gathered at her home and spent the time in the usual childish games. Refreshments were served and the guests departed wishing her many happy returns of the day.

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Born: To Ben Harbaugh and wife on Oct. 25th, a daughter. Dr. Moore.

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Born: A daughter came to brighten the home of Geo. Colburn of Eagle township on Tuesday, Oct. 30th. Dr. Donovan.

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Born: Another daughter came to join the family circle at the home of Preston Patton and wife Wednesday morning. Dr. W.H. Moore.

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Married: On Thursday evening, Oct. 25th, Probate Judge Gleason united in marriage William C. Chatfield of Casey, Iowa, and Mrs. Mary F. Young of Sharon township. Mr. Chatfield and bride expect to leave soon for Iowa where they will make their future home.

Nov 9, 1906

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Married: On Saturday, Nov. 10, Judge Gleason issued a marriage license to Geo. C. Smith and Permenba Cook, both of Kiowa, Kas. George Smith is well known both in Barber county and in Oklahoma and has hosts of friends wherever he is acquainted. He was at one time Register of Deeds of Barber county. We have not the pleasure of the bride's acquaintance, but knowing her brother, George A. Cook, and her husband as we do, we feel sure that Cam has made a wise choice. "May they live long and prosper." They were married Sunday the 11th at Kiowa.

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Married: Lloyd V. Flowers of Amarillo, Texas, and Myrtle D. Clevenger, of Hutchinson, were married by Probate Judge Gleason on Tuesday, Nov. 13th. Mr. Flowers is a traveling man and met his bride at Attica, from which point they drove here to obtain the license.

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Marriage License: Issued Saturday, Nov. 10, by Judge Gleason to J. Hooper of Kiowa and Mrs. Nanna Lloyd of Calleo, Missouri.

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Died: Uncle Peter Pettit died at the home of his son-in-law, C.B. Currie, on Tuesday, Nov. 13th, of old age. Mr. Pettit was born in the state of New York on June 4, 1819 and was 87 years, 5 months and 9 days old. He came to Kansas in 1868 and settled at Chetopa, Labette county. He came to Barber county in 1876 and was engaged in the butchering business for a number of years. His wife died about 23 years ago. Mr. Pettit has been quite feeble for some years, seldom leaving his home but retaining his faculties to a remarkable degree, his mind remaining clear almost to the last. The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at three o'clock from the residence of C.B. Currie, conducted by Rev. W.M. Covert, pastor of the Presbyterian church. After the ceremony, the remains were laid to rest in the Highland cemetery.

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Married: Nickerson Argosy - Wednesday, Oct. 31, at noon, at the home of the bride, Grace, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. W.H. Osborne, to Geo. Guy Everett, of Partridge, by Rev. J.H. Price of Emporia, an uncle of the bride. An excellent and bountiful dinner was served from a well appointed table. The presents were numerous and beautiful and best of all, useful. The bride has been one of Reno county's most successful teachers for the past five years and is highly respected wherever known. The groom, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Everett, of Partridge, is a prosperous young farmer. The guests from out of town were: Rev. and Mrs. J.H. Price, of Emporia; Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Osborne, of Medicine Lodge; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Everett and Arthur Everett, of Partridge, and Dan Osborn, of Hutchinson. Mr. and Mrs. Everett will go to house keeping on their farm near Partridge as soon as their new residence is completed. The Argosy joins with their many friends in congratulations and best wishes for a long and happy married life.

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Married: On Sunday, November 4th, at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. E.M. Smith and wife, in Kiowa, Wilbur S. Frey of Salina, Kas., was married to Addie M. Smith, Rev. Kitch officiating. Miss Smith is one of Barber county's most intellectual young ladies and has taught in the commercial department of Kansas Wesleyan University at Salina as well as in Barber county schools. Mr. Frey and bride will reside at Salina.

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Married: We note in the Harper papers that Madge, daughter of J.M. Cory and wife, was married on Sunday, Nov. 4, to Everett Wells. J.M. Cory and family at one time lived in this county in the Sharon neighborhood, and were among our people most highly esteemed. Mr. Cory is now head of the Harper mills and lives in that city with his family. The groom also lives at Harper and is said to be a fine young man.

Nov 23, 1906

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Married: At Alva, Okla., November 12, 1906, R.S. Crane, of this county, was married to Miss Mina L. Goff, of Yewed, Okla. R.S. Crane is a prosperous and progressive young ranchman of this county. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.E. Goff, formerly of this county. She grew to womanhood here and has many friends. The Cresset extends best wishes.

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Died: Miss Susan Lockard, aged 93 years, died Thursday morning Nov. 22nd at the home of John T. McGrath near Deerhead, this county. Miss Lockard was a sister of Wm. Lockard who now lives at Alva, Oklahoma, and an aunt of James Lockard and Mrs. J.T. McGrath. The remains will be interred at Highland Cemetery.

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Died: Kiowa Journal - Mary Buckles died Wednesday and was buried at Hazelton. This makes the fifth member of the Buckles family that has died with typhoid fever.

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Died: Kiowa Journal - Amos F. Reynolds, an old soldier living about 7 miles southwest of town was taken suddenly ill Wednesday afternoon and died that night, from bowel trouble. He was past 70 years of age.

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Born: To Chas. Barnard and wife of Sharon township on Monday Nov. 19, a daughter. Dr. Donovan.

Nov 30, 1906

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Died: Mary A., wife of Henry R. Rankin, died at their home in Harper, Kans., on Monday morning, Nov. 26, 1906, at 3:00 o'clock. The remains were brought to t his city on Wednesday and interred in Highland cemetery. Services were held in the Presbyterian church here, Rev. W.M. Covert, pastor, preaching the sermon. Mary Archibald was born in Ballymena, county Antrim, Ireland, June 18, 1838. She was married Dec. 25, 1855 to Henry R. Rankin and moved to Scotland. In 1869 she came to this country with her husband and children and in April that year settled in Pennsylvania. In 1873, they moved to Indiana and in 1884 they came to Barber county, Kansas. Eleven children were born to Henry R. Rankin and wife. Her husband and seven of the children survive her. Hugh Rankin, one of her sons, has been county commissioner of this county and is well known. Miss Margaret Kernohan, one of the teachers in our city schools, is her granddaughter. The Rankins are Scotch Presbyterians and are a sober, sturdy people, of the kind who are the reliance and sinew of the country in which they live. About two years ago, having accumulated sufficient to keep them in comfort, and the children having married and left home, Henry Rankin and wife left their farm in the northeast part of this county and purchased a nice home in Harper to spend declining years of their lives. For some time, we understand, Mrs. Rankin has not been well, but she was able to be about until the day before her death, and a couple of weeks since was visiting with relations and friends in this county. Her death was supposed to have been caused by heart trouble. She was 68 years, 5 mos. and 8 days old. Mrs. Rankin was one of those cheery, kindly, motherly women, wrapped up in her husband, her children and her home. She practiced Christianity every day and was loved by all who knew her. Her death is a blow to her children and is like the going out of the light to her surviving husband. [See Feb 22, 1907 for death of Mrs. Rankin's son, Hugh.]

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Died: Harper Sentinel - Mary J. Vandivier died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Andrew Johnson, Friday, Nov. 16, 1906. Her death was caused by a complication of diseases. Aged 56 years, 8 months and 14 days. Mary J. Williamson was married to L.C. Vandivier, Dec. 23, 1871 near Harrodsburg, Ky., having made this their home until death separated them. Mrs. Vandivier had a paralytic stroke over a year ago and has been a great sufferer since. She has borne her sufferings patiently, only waiting for the Saviour's call to go to the rest she so longed for. She leaves a husband, L.C. Vandivier of Sharon, Kansas, a son, E.D. Vandivier, of Sharon, Kansas, a daughter Mrs. Andrew Johnson, of this city, one sister, Mrs. James Davis of Harrodsburg, Ky., two brothers, Mr. J.R. Williamson of Harper, and T.L. Williamson of Nashville, Okla., and many other distant relatives and friends to mourn her loss.

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Birthday: A number of young friends of Miss Lula Cushenbery gathered at her home on Saturday, Nov. 24, in honor of her 13th birthday. Refreshments were served and the little ones passed a most enjoyable afternoon.

Dec 7, 1906

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Birthday: Thursday of last week, November 29, was the 53rd anniversary of the birth of Mrs. John Wilhelm and Thanksgiving day as well. The neighbors of the Wilhelms, who live southeast of town, in order to properly celebrate both events arranged a surprise dinner at the Wilhelm home. With baskets filled to overflowing with the good things to eat that the housewives know so well how to prepare, they swooped down on the Wilhelm farm, captured everything and spread one of the finest dinners ever laid in the county. Those present were: H.L. McConaughy and wife; J.H. McIntire and wife; F.M. Lukens and wife; J.F. Engel and wife; James Urton and wife; A.G. White and wife; Mrs. Fred Holser; Misses Josie and Bertha Urton, Anna McConaughy, Stella Engel, and Julia Lukens; Messrs. Allen Urton, Roscoe Engel, Orville and Jack White. Mr. and Mrs. Wilhelm received a number of handsome and useful presents. A very enjoyable time was had and everybody wished Mrs. Wilhelm a long life and many returns of her birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Wilhelm are among the old settlers and most highly respected of our people and it was nice for their neighbors to remember them and throw some Thanksgiving sunshine across their pathway.

Dec 14, 1906

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Died: We clip the following account of the death of J.H. R. Gaither from the Pratt Republican. Mr. Gaither and family lived in Barber county, near Elm Mills, for a number of years. He was highly respected and a splendid citizen. "John H.R. Gaither died Saturday evening at the home of his son, M.W. Gaither, at Springvale Mills. Mr. Gaither was an old soldier, having served his country in Co. G. 66th Ind. Vol. Infantry. He had lived in Kansas twenty-two years and in Pratt county for the past six years and died at the age of sixty nine. The funeral services were held at the M.E. church, in Sawyer, Monday, and the Odd Fellows, of which he was a devoted member, conducted the services at the cemetery where the remains were laid at rest."

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Died: Ruth, the 14 year old daughter of L.A. Hood of Kiowa and Mrs. A. Ferguson of this city, died Tuesday night at her mother's home, of peritonitis. Her father and grandmother were with her at the time of her death. The remains were interred at Kiowa on Wednesday, Dec. 12th, at 4 p.m. Rev. Kitch, pastor of the M.E. church conducting the ceremonies.

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Married: On Wednesday, December 5th, George McNabb, son of Wm. McNabb of this city, was married to Miss Stella Ford of Zenda, Kansas. Mr. McNabb, Jr., is in business in Nashville [Kansas]. The Cresset extends congratulations to the happy couple.

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Marriage License: Probate Judge Gleason issued a marriage license to George W. Cochran and Alice M. Stolebarger, both of Sharon, on Wednesday, Dec. 12. We have not learned when the wedding will occur. And on Dec 21, 1906, pg 1, col 2: As noted in last week's Cresset, a marriage license had been issued to Geo. W. Cochran and Alice M. Stolebarger of Sharon township. They were united in marriage on Sunday, Dec. 16, 1906, at 5 p.m., at the home of the bride's parents, Joseph Stolebarger and wife, by J.W. VanDewalker. The bride's beautiful gown of blue silk was most becoming to her style of beauty, and among the guests assembled, about thirty in number, many flattering remarks were heard. After the ceremony the guests were served with an elegant wedding dinner and the happy couple received the congratulations of those present. Many beautiful presents were received by the bride and groom.

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Died: At the home of her son, Jeff, in Comanche Co., Sunday, the 9th day of December, 1906, of dropsy, Elizabeth Mills, aged eighty-three years, ten months and twenty-six days. She was buried in the cemetery at Lake City on the 10th. She was born in Hancock county, Tenn, Feb. 13th, 1823. She was married to Joel Mills, who died during the [Civil] war. Seven children were born to them, five of whom are living - C.C. Mills, Mrs. Preston Parr, Landon, Noah and Jeff. She moved here from Missouri in 1881 and has since made her home with her son Jeff. She made friends wherever she went and her children thought there was nothing too good for Mother. [Memorial poem follows.] [Lake City news]

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Married: The boys at the Chase Hardware Co. made it interesting for Elmer Coryell at noon Wednesday. As is known, the central [i.e., telephone operator] of the Medicine Lodge Telephone Co., is at the Chase store. Elmer Coryell is the trouble man for the telephone company. He was married at Anthony, Kas., on Wednesday to Miss Anna Warner. At the noon hour, after the central girls had left, the men about the place took charge of the business and put in a "hurry" call for J.E. Coryell at Anthony. When Mr. Coryell responded, being called away from the dinner table at the home of his bride, he was told that the telephone line at Medicine Lodge had gone to pieces, cable broke, etc., and that his presence was required immediately. After worrying and "joshing" him a-plenty, he was congratulated and told that he might stay a day or two longer.

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Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. J.W. DeGeer gave a family dinner last Wednesday, it being the thirty-fifth anniversary of their marriage. [Deerhead news]

Dec 21, 1906

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Married: At Wichita, Kansas, Wednesday, December 19, 1906, Miss Mary MacGregor was married to Herbert Hobble. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John MacGregor of the MacGregor farm northeast of this city, and is one of the brightest, most popular and handsome young ladies in the county. The groom is the cashier and general manager of the Sharon Valley Bank. He is a young man of more than ordinary business ability, sober and industrious, yet withal cheerful and companionable. He has built up a nice business at Sharon and has thoroughly established himself as a business man of our county. Mr. and Mrs. Hobble will make their home at Sharon. We are among the many friends of the happy couple and take pleasure in wishing them every joy, success and long life.

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Married: Ralph R. Nurse and Miss Pauline Teagle were married at the home of the bride's grandmother, Mrs. A. Teagle, on Sunday, December 16, by the Rev. Shamberger. Mr. Nurse and bride are members of well known families of Mingona and have earned the respect and confidence of a large circle of acquaintances. We extend to this young couple our hearty congratulations and hope that their rainy days may be few and far between.

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Married: A license was issued Monday for the marriage of Albert Rush and Grace E. McGuire, daughter of T.J. McGuire and wife, of Sharon township. Mr. Rush is a prosperous young farmer who is most fortunate in securing for his life partner a young lady possessing in a remarkable degree those traits that endear her to all with whom she meets. They were married Wednesday, December 19, 1906.

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Died: Death has once more entered the Buckles family of Hazelton. On Dec. 10, Mrs. Rebecca J. Bohm (nee Buckles) of Cherokee, Oklahoma, died of typhoid fever. She makes the sixth member of the family to die of typhoid fever. The mother, Mrs. Eli Buckles, John, her son, Sarah, Mary, and Rebecca, her daughters, and Ethel, a granddaughter. We understand the contagion came from a cistern at the Buckles place. The stricken family has the sympathy of all. Mary Buckles was well known here, highly respected and popular.

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Married: Steve Coon and Nancy Tobins will be united in the holy bonds of matrimony at the residence of Sam Tobins next Monday, Dec. 24. The ceremony will be witnessed by a large crowd of invited guests, prominent among them being Tom Howe, or as he is better known, "My Friend from Arkansaw."

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Born: One of the nicest girl babies that ever came to town was introduced to James Dobbs and wife on Friday of last week, Dec. 14, 1906, by Dr. Donovan. The little lady was just what they wanted in the Dobbs household.

Dec 28, 1906

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Married: The following from the Albuquerque, N.M., Evening Citizen, gives an account of the marriage of Miss Daisy Benedict, formerly of this city, to Frank J. Wilson, of Albuquerque. The many friends here of the now Mrs. Wilson will wish her and her husband every joy and success. Mr. Wilson has secured a prize. "The many friends of Frank J. Wilson, manager of the Blanchard Meat and Supply Company, will be agreeably surprised to learn of his marriage yesterday afternoon to Miss Daisy Benedict of this city. The ceremony took place at 4 p.m. and was performed by Rev. J.W. Barron, pastor of the Congregational church, at his residence. Mr. Wilson has been a resident of this territory for more than twenty years, during a large portion of which he has been prominent in Albuquerque and Socorro business circles. Mrs. Wilson and her mother, Mrs. Benedict, have also lived here for several years and are widely known socially. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson will be at home to their friends after January 15th at 601 South Second street."

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Married: Gilbert Burgin of Turkey Creek and Mary M. Heflin of Lake City were married by the Rev. Gilmore at the home of the bride on Wednesday, Dec. 26th at 4 p.m. The bride is a daughter of Al. Heflin of Lake City and the groom is a son of Robt. Burgin residing on Mulberry.

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Married: A marriage license was issued by Probate Judge Gleason on Monday to Clinton D. Hall and Grace Romig, both of Sharon township. Miss Grace is a daughter of F.W. Romig, now living east of Sharon near the county line.

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Married: Judge Gleason issued a marriage license Monday to Chester Thornton of Isabel and Cora Brownguard of Urich, Mo. They were married Wednesday at Isabel.

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Born: Santa Claus' best gift for Mr. and Mrs. John T. Dunham was a nice little girl baby born Dec. 24, the first fruit of the happy marriage. The mother and baby are doing well. [See Sep 23, 1904 for marriage of John Dunham to Nellie Bentley.]

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Born: A beautiful girl baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. C.R. Scott on Monday, December 24, the day before Christmas. Mr. Scott says most nice and valuable Christmas presents arrive the day before. Dr. Donovan acted as Santa Claus in the important event.

Jan - June 1907

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