Adams
Adams
Adams
Atkinson
Bayles
Booth
Briggs
Brown
Chance
Coryell
Currie
Defevers
DeGeer
Detwiler
Dice
Douglass
Draper
Dunham
Ellis
Evans
Ferguson
Field
Field
Finley
Fullerton
Gaddie
Gano
Garten
Gibson
Gibson
Gibson
Gordon
Gordon
Graves
Gray
Grimsley
Grimsley
Haddica
Hartley
Hayes
Hayes
Hendrickson
Hendrickson
Herr
Hittle
Hoagland
Hood
Houston
Jones
Keller
Kennedy
Kimberling
Klutz
Knight
Lacy
Lake
Langhart
Lawry
Lewis
Lewis
Lott
Louthan
Lusk
Lusk
Luther
MacGregor
MacGregor
Marquand
McAllister
McClain
McCleary
Michelson
Morris
Morton
Multer
Murphy
Nally
Neal
Neatherly
Nicholson
Noyes
Oller
Orton
Owen
Painter
Painter
Patton
Randolph
Rosenbery
Rowley
Rowley
Rudolph
Sanborn
Schrock
Seabold
Sharp
Sharp
Shove
Shulz
Simpson
Smith
Smith
Snodgrass
Snodgrass
Stewart
Stockstill
Stone
Stone
Stone
Strohl
Thornton
Todd
Warren
Webb
Wiggins
Williams
Williams
Williams
Withers
Young
REEL #M809/KSHS Microfilm Collection

The Barber County Index was a weekly newspaper, published in Medicine Lodge beginning at the end of 1880. At the time this reel begins, Wednesday, October 2, 1901, Painter and Herr had assumed control of the Index. Local news included coverage from the surrounding communities, as well as Medicine Lodge. This reel continues through May 27, 1903. 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 1, 1902
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Married: Isaac Sharp, of Virgil, Kansas, and Linda Rowley, of Deerhead, were united in marriage in the parlor of the City Hotel on Sunday, December 28, 1901. Probate Judge Lacy performed the ceremony. Mrs. Rowley is the widow of the late N.G. Rowley, ex-county commissioner who had extensive interests at Sun City. Mr. Sharp is one of the wealthiest men of Greenwood county and a widower. He is J.O. Warren’s father-in-law. Mr. and Mrs. Sharp will reside at Virgil. The Index extends best wishes.
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Died: Samuel C. McClain died at the Wichita hospital Monday, Dec. 30, 1901. The news of his death came as a shock to the people of Medicine Lodge. He went to the hospital for treatment a week ago, but no one considered his condition serious. He was not well for the past month, but was at no time bedfast. When he went to Wichita, he said he was feeling very sick but he was able to make the trip easily. The remains were brought home yesterday and funeral services were conducted at the family residence at four o’clock by Rev. L.M. Belden, pastor of the Presbyterian church. Mr. McClain came to Medicine Lodge to live in 1897. He had interests here since the latter 70s, but never exercised citizenship until five years ago. His family came here just a short time ago. He was rated one of our most wealthy citizens. He owns a large ranch northeast of the city and has extensive interests in oil wells in Pennsylvania. His former home was in Washington, Pennsylvania. He is survived by a wife and four children, residing in this city, and one married daughter in Pennsylvania. Mr. McClain was 51 years, 10 months and 4 days of age.
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Died: Celia Hayes, wife of Sterling Hayes, died at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. George Hendrickson, at Lake City, Friday afternoon, December 27, 1901. She was 84 years of age and her death was due principally to old age. Her husband resides with his son, W.H. Hayes, in Woodward county, Ok., and is her senior six years. Mrs. Hayes was a venerable old lady, loved and esteemed by hosts of friends. She was a member of the Baptist church 60 years and lived a faithful and blessed Christian life. Rev. J.J. Griffin, pastor of the Baptist church of this city preached the funeral Sunday and the remains were laid to rest in the Lake City cemetery.
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Married: John W. Lewis and Mae McAllister, both of Kiowa, were joined in wedlock at the M.E. church, Tuesday afternoon, December 24, 1901, by Rev. J.F. Irwin. This is the first and only couple married in the new church to date. After the ceremony, L.T. Williams presented a china fruit dish in accordance with an offer made after the church was completed, to the effect that he would give a present to the first couple married in the new church. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis did not know of the offer until after they were married.
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Died: Nelson G. Multer, until recently a citizen of Kiowa, died at Caldwell December 15th. He was one of Barber county’s most wealthy citizens. He came to Barber county in 1887.
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Married: Cards are out announcing the marriage of Robert Stillman Field and Beatrice J. MacGregor, at the Episcopal church, Monday, January 6, 1902, at 7 o’clock p.m. They will live in Kansas City, Mo. And also on Jan 8, 1902, pg 1, col 2 - “In Matrimonial Bonds” - The marriage of Robert Stillman Field and Jennie Beatrice MacGregor was solemnized at the Episcopal church in this city Monday, January 6, 1902 at 7 o’clock p.m., in the presence of many invited friends. Rev. L.L. Swan, rector of the church officiated. The church was crowded to its utmost capacity and many failed to gain admittance. The bride’s costume was of white mousseline de soie with trimmings of applique and a veil of white illusion, and carried a large and beautiful bouquet of bride’s roses. The groom wore the customary black broadcloth. Fred R. Ellis officiated in the capacity of best man and Miss Margaret Keller was bridesmaid. John MacGregor, father of the bride, gave her away. The marriage ceremony under the Episcopal service was very beautiful and impressive. Mr. Field is one of Barber county’s most favorite sons and a young lawyer of exceptionally good qualifications. He was brought up in this county and counts his friends by the score. He is at present connected with the law firm of Beardsley, Gregory & Kirshner of Kansas City. His strict honesty and close application to business has won him a name of which he may feel justly proud. The bride is one of our fairest daughters. She, too, grew from childhood to womanhood in Barber county. For the past eight years she has been closely identified with our educational interests and ranked among the county’s most able instructors. Her kindly disposition, her literary accomplishments and her sociability are the elements which have contributed to her personal popularity. She is the third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John MacGregor, one of our oldest and most respected families, residing eight miles southeast of the city. Mr. and Mrs. Field enter life’s journey under most favorable circumstances and brightest prospects. Their qualifications in many respects are superior and their talents united will certainly bring great happiness, prosperity and rich blessings. The Index counts it a privilege to be numbered among the host of friends of this estimable couple and it is indeed a pleasure to extend heartiest congratulations and fondest wishes. The happy couple departed for their new home in Kansas City on Tuesday where a nicely furnished house was awaiting them.

Jan 8, 1902
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Died: A sad accident occurred at Hazelton, Kansas, Saturday, December 14, 1901, about 9 a.m., which caused the death of Charles T. Bayles. He was in the act of mounting a horse when it began to plunge, throwing him from the saddle to the ground crushing his skull. He was picked up unconscious and remained so until the Death Angel claimed him about 4 p.m. He leaves an aged father who resides in Garden Grove, Iowa, one brother who had been with him until recently, but was away at the time and hosts of relatives and friends. He came to Kansas about six years ago and a greater part of the time made his home with his aunt and uncle, W.C. Demint and wife. He was born January 11th, 1874, and died December 14, 1901. His remains were taken to the M.E. church where services were held Tuesday, the 17th, conducted by Rev. Baker. Text - “He is Not Dead But Sleepeth,” after which his remains were laid to rest in Rose Hill cemetery to await the Resurrection Morn. Contributed by a Friend. [Memorial poem follows.]
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Died: The infant child of Mrs. Ella Morris died Sunday, January 5th. The child was ten months old. The funeral services were held from the family residence on Second avenue west, Tuesday, January 7th. The bereaved mother has the sincere sympathy of the citizens of the community.
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Died: W.K. Hittle, father of Paris Hittle, of this county, died at Aline, Ok., January 1, 1902. He was a citizen of this county fifteen years. He removed to Aline about two years ago. He suffered with rheumatism for many years and it finally developed into paralysis and other complications. Mr. Hittle was 64 years, 10 months and 28 days old. He was a respected citizen and an honor to himself and the community. His old Barber county friends are grieved to learn of his death
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Born: Dr. Moore reports a boy baby born to Mr. and Mrs. John A. Luther, on Monday, December 30th.
Jan 15, 1902
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Born: On Tuesday morning, January 14th, to Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Murphy, a fine baby girl. Dr. Moore.
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Marriage License: Claude Stockstill, son of T.B. Stockstill, and Maude Stewart, daughter of Samuel Stewart, were granted a license to wed by Probate Judge Lacy last Thursday, January 9th. The bride is sweet sixteen and the groom seventeen. We have no particulars as to the time of marriage and details. May their life’s journey be blissful and prosperous. This is one of Barber county’s most popular couples.

Jan 22, 1902
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Born: A little boy baby weighing 10 pounds arrived at the home of Chas. Painter and wife last Friday, January 17th. Dr. Moore introduced the little fellow.
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Died: “The Death Messenger - Bessie, Wife of J.E. Coryell, has Joined the Vast Throng of the Sacred Dead” - The announcement of the death of Mrs. Bessie Coryell Sunday evening at six o’clock, January 19, 1902, fell upon the ears of many anxious friends with feelings of great grief and profound regret. She was sick less than twenty-four hours, her health was good and no one even suspected the fata result. She died in confinement. Mr. Coryell is employed in a bakery at Alva and did not arrive until after his beloved wife had passed into the destined valley. The funeral services were held at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. L. Coryell, the stricken husband’s parents, yesterday afternoon. Elder W.T. McLain, pastor of the Christian church, preached a very touching sermon full of hope and sympathy. Mrs. Coryell was 28 years, 3 months and 23 days of age. She is mourned by a husband, a small girl five years of age, a kind father-in-law and mother-in-law and many friends. It is hard to say goodbye to one so beloved. Her countless virtues endeared her to all. The Coryell families have lived in Barber county about four years and rank among our best citizens. Mrs. Coryell was a very pleasant and obliging young woman with a disposition that won admiration and respect from her acquaintances. Her early death leaves a vacancy at the family fireside as well as in the social circles of the city that will be felt with lasting sorrow. The husband, the child and others near and dear have sustained a loss beyond human estimation. May Divine Providence comfort them in their affliction.
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Died: Charles Rudolph, the Santa Fe brakeman on the train which runs from Medicine Lodge to Attica, a branch of the Santa Fe, met with quite an accident Monday, January 13, 1902, which resulted in his death a few hours later. Mr. Rudolph was riding some cars in on the switch when he lost his hold and fell under the cars which ran over him cutting off both legs. He was picked up and brought to his home in Medicine Lodge where every assistance was given him for his recovery but all to no purpose. Mr. Rudolph was conscious of the fact that death now had claimed him as His own. He said to his friends who watched so eagerly by his side for the better, “I fear they have got me this time; yes, I must go.” During the hours of his most intense pain, he was as kind and gentle as a child. He would ask his friends, “Won’t you please do this” or “Please can’t you do that.” Everyone was impressed with the sweetness with which he endured his pain. Just about an hour before his death, he talked to his wife and told her he must go and when the conversation ended, he died without a struggle. His funeral was conducted from the Baptist church, Rev. J.J. Griffin preaching the sermon, after which the Masonic order took charge of the remains and conducted their services at the grave. His many friends followed his body to its last resting place, there to weep with the family and loved ones and to pay the last tribute of respect to the departed. He leaves a wife, son and daughter, a mother and five brothers to mourn his loss. He has been in the employ of the Santa Fe 22 years. The family, with Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph and daughter, Jessie, of Kiowa, extend to their many friends their heartfelt thanks for their kindness and sympathy shown in t his deepest affliction. [Delta Lodge resolutions of condolence @ pg 1, col 4, January 20, 1902.]
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Born: A fine new girl graced the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Snodgrass last Wednesday, the 15th. last Wednesday, the 15th.

Jan 20, 1902
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gordon on Saturday, January 25, a nice boy baby. Dr. Moore in attendance.
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Died: The infant son born to Mr. and Mrs. Howard Stone, near Sharon, January 23, died on Monday and was buried in the cemetery at this place yesterday at 1 o’clock. The parents have the sympathy of their many friends in the loss of their little one.
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Married: Alexander Ferguson, of Fair Valley, Ok., and Jessie M. Hood, of this city, were united in marriage by Rev. J.J. Griffin at the Baptist parsonage, Tuesday evening, January 21, 1902. The groom is a well to do farmer of Woods county, Ok. The bride is the widow of Luke Hood, formerly of this county. The couple are residing on the groom’s farm in Oklahoma.

Feb 12, 1902
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Born: A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Grant A. Randolph, of Mumford, on Sunday, February 9th. Dr. M.E. Taber in attendance.
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Born: Dr. Kociell reports a boy baby born to Mr. and Mrs. John Knight on Saturday, February 8th.

Feb 26, 1902
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Married: On Wednesday evening, Feb. 20, 1902, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. T.L. Lindley, in this city, Wilson E. Schrock, of Browning, Mo., and Hattie May Gibson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.P. Gibson, of Elm Mills township. Rev. L.M. Belden officiated. We are not advised as to the future home of the young couple, but if they want to live happily and prosper, they must live in Kansas.
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Died: The sad news of the death of Miss Lizzie McCleary reached her Medicine Lodge friends Monday, through letters from T.A. McCleary, of Des Moines, Iowa, to Mr. and Mrs. E. Youmans and Mrs. Emmett McCleary. She died at Kelia [probably Kailua], near Honolulu, while visiting with her sister, Mrs. T.F. Sanborn. She died February 6, and was sick just one week. The cause of death was grip complicated with nervous trouble. The remains were cremated at Honolulu and the ashes will be sent back to Des Moines for interment. There were no embalming facilities on the island. Miss Lizzie grew from childhood to womanhood in this city and was one of society’s sweetest gems in our social circles. Her death in the distant islands is very sad. The news of her death in the dawn of a noble, promising life brings a hush to the lips of all who knew her. The grief of the parents whom fate has denied the last farewell caresses and embraces is a trial which seems cruel and unendurable, yet when we contemplate that the fair daughter has been only transformed and has taken refuge in Eternal Glory, there is sublime consolation. In extending sympathy to those in bereavement, the Index assures them that the people of Medicine Lodge mourn with them
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Born: A fine baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. F.A. Withers Thursday, Feb. 20th. Dr. Moore in attendance. We are not authorized to say it, but we believe Frank will make photographs at half price for the next few weeks.
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Born: To R.D. Gaddie and wife on Wednesday, February 19, a nine pound girl baby. Dr. Cushenbery in attendance.

Mar 5, 1902
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Born: A nice girl baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. E.T. Chance, Tuesday, February 25th. Dr. W.H. Moore in attendance.
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Died: Alva Review - At his home in Driftwood township, February 19th, B.J. Orton, aged about 71 years. He was father of F.B. Orton, the well known nursery man near Kiowa. Louis Miller embalmed the remains which were shipped to Peoria, Ill., for burial. The bereaved wife accompanied the remains to Illinois.
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Married: Preston C. Patton, of Woods county, Oklahoma, and Miss Carrie Gibson, of this city, were united in marriage at the M.E. church in this city last Wednesday night in the presence of many friends. Rev. George W. Irwin, of St. John, pronounced them man and wife. The church was appropriately decorated. Mrs. A.D. Shaw played the wedding march. The rites of the Methodist church were followed, the audience standing while the ceremony was performed. Following the ceremony, a reception was given the couple in the lecture room where they were the recipients of good words and demonstrations of esteem from friends. The groom is a prosperous farmer of Oklahoma, a nephew of the late Hon. Frank T. Patton, who represented Barber county in the legislature in 1897. He is a man of integrity, business ability and knows how to make a success of agriculture. The bride has been brought up from childhood in this city and county and the beautiful gifts which were tendered her on this occasion speak louder than words of ours of the regard her friends have for her. Mr. and Mrs. Patton left for their Oklahoma home at 8:40. A large number of the bride’s Medicine Lodge friends accompanied them as far as Attica.
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Married: Doctor Henry P. Shove and Miss Margaret A. Wiggins, both of Kiowa, were joined in marriage at the same place and by the same minister a few minutes before the Patton-Gibson wedding [see above]. This marriage was not previously announced and came as a surprise to those who had congregated to see the other ceremony. Dr. Shove is formerly from Larned, having removed to Kiowa something over a year ago. He is a practicing physician and an excellent gentleman. His bride is an estimable lady. We extend to [Dr.] and Mrs. Shove our best.

Mar 5, 1902
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Died: J.S. Snodgrass died on Sunday, March 2, 1902, at 2 o’clock p.m., after suffering intensely with cancer of the stomach about a month. The disease, of course, was of long standing, but he was not confined to his bed more than a month. James S. Snodgrass was born in Nodaway county, Mo., April 2, 1858, died in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, March 2, 1902, aged 48 years and 11 months. He came to Medicine Lodge about seven years ago. He was a wagon maker by trade and did a big business in this county. It is with deep regret that we bid farewell to such an excellent man and citizen. His business brought him in contact with many Barber county people and all who had dealings with him speak highly of his honor and integrity. Mr. Snodgrass was a member of the A.O.U.W., having held membership in Nebraska, his home before coming here. The deceased is survived by a wife and five children, the youngest of which is but five weeks old. To them, the sympathy of the entire community goes out in hope of consolation. Funeral services were conducted yesterday forenoon from the family residence on Walnut street. Rev. J.J. Griffin, pastor of the Baptist church, preached his funeral. The remains will be sent back to the old home, in Nodaway county, Missouri, for interment.
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Died: Mrs. J.C. Garten, of Lake City township, died on Wednesday, February 26, 1902. She was sick only a short time. The funeral services were held on Thursday and the remains interred in the Garten homestead graveyard. Mrs. Garten is survived by a husband and seven children. She was a woman of a kind and gentle disposition and the community in which she lived mourns her untimely departure. The sorrowing husband and children have our most sincere sympathy. This is an excellent family and we deplore their great misfortune.

Mar 12, 1902
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Married: J.C. Graves, of Albany, Mo., and Miss Temperance M. Strohl, of Valley township, were united in Marriage on Sunday, March 9, 1902. The couple will reside at the groom’s home. Mr. Graves is a stranger to Barber county people, but his bride is well and favorably known to many of our people, especially in the north part of the county. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Strohl who enjoy the esteem and respect of all. She is a cultured and refined young lady and will make a valuable helpmate to the one with whom she has cast her fortunes through life.
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Died: Lyman W. DeGeer died at his home at Alva, Oklahoma, on Sunday, March 9, 1902, after suffering about two weeks from a stroke of paralysis. Mr. DeGeer was a citizen of Barber county for a number of years prior to the opening of the Strip when he cast his fortunes in the new country. He was twice elected to the office of county attorney of this county, but resigned to go to Oklahoma before his last term expired. In Oklahoma, he had an extensive practice and was recognized as one of the leading members of the bar of the Territory. J.W. DeGeer, of Deerhead, is his brother. The people of Barber join with their brethren in Woods county in mourning the death of their neighbor and citizen.

Mar 19, 1902
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Died: The five month old child of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Haddica, of Mumford, died on Saturday of spinal meningitis. The funeral was held on Sunday and the remains of the little one interred in the Mumford graveyard. Mr. and Mrs. Haddica have our deepest sympathy in the loss of their precious and only child.
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Married: Probate Judge Lacy was disturbed in his midnight dreams last Wednesday night to tie up a young couple - Samuel Detwiler, of Sharon township, and Della Neal, of Cedar township. They came over from Sharon on the night train and Zeal Johnson piloted them down to the Judge’s residence and had smooth sailing barring a little unpleasantness occasioned by the “yaller dog,” Grover. But they finally succeeded in quieting the dog and awakening the Judge, and the latter did as good a job of it as thought it had been day time.
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Married: Thomas B. Hayes and Miss Fannie Briggs were married last Wednesday, March 12. Both parties reside in Sharon township. Mr. Hayes is a well-to-do farmer. We extend congratulations.
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Married: David W. Finley and Julia M. Atkinson, of Isabel, were united in marriage by Judge W.T. Collins in this city on Saturday, March 15th. The groom is 49 years of age and the bride is 10 years his junior. David is no relative of the Finley brothers of this city, but he has set a good example for them to follow.
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Born: James Neatherly and wife welcomed a 10-pound boy at their house last Thursday, March 13th.
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Harry Houston at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Williams, on Saturday morning, March 15th, a big boy. Harry is letting the harness business at Attica take care of itself these days.

Mar 26, 1902
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Married: William F. Gibson and Miss Lettie Simpson were recently married at Lawton, Oklahoma. The marriage ceremony was performed by Rev. Simpson, of Davenport, Iowa, an intimate friend of Mr. Gibson’s and a relative of the bride. The rumor of the marriage has been in the air for some time but it happened sooner than most of their friends expected. We congratulate both of the parties and only hope that they made decide to come back to Barber county to live. Will Gibson is known all over Barber county and has friends everywhere. His bride lived here only a short time, but during her residence, she endeared herself to all with whom she was acquainted.
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Married: Robert L. Kennedy and Lillian B. Lott, of Sun City. were married on Sunday, March 23, 1902. Rev. Owens performed the ceremony. The marriage license was issued on the 17th, but for reasons only known to the groom to be, the Probate Judge was sworn to secrecy. We wish them a happy future.
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Died: Mrs. Della Shulz, of Sun City, wife of Samuel Shulz, and daughter of Green Adams, died on Thursday, March 21, 1902. She was 30 years of age, a woman of kindly disposition, loved and respected by her neighbors and friends. She died in confinement. The Index extends to the stricken husband and relatives its deepest sympathy in the loss they have sustained.

Apr 2, 1902
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Born: Dr. Cushenbery reports a ten pound boy born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stone last Wednesday, March 26th.
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Marriage License: Judge Lacy issued a marriage license last Wednesday to William Booth and Lillian Klutz, both of Hazelton.
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Marriage License: Judge Lacy issued a marriage license on Friday, March 28th to Wm. A. Nally of this place and N. Myrtle Lewis, of Bethany, Mo.
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Born: Dan Morton and Mrs. Morton are the possessors of a fine heir that they think is about the finest one now in existence and Luther Fullerton is answering to the name of Uncle Luther.
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Died: O.P. Louthan died at Geuda Springs, Kansas, March 17, 1902, after a lingering illness. The remains were brought home for burial at Mumford, Barber county, Thursday, March 20. Rev. F.S. Atwell conducted the ceremony. The deceased was born August 19, 1869, and was joined in marriage with Lizzie B. Defevers, of Oklahoma, March 31, 1896, who survives him. Mr. Louthan was an honored citizen, a Christian gentleman and a kind, affectionate and devoted husband. The entire community mourns his early death.

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Married: Anthony Bulletin - Alfred O. Noyes, age 45 years, of Medicine Lodge, and Miss Jennie D. Williams, age 19, of Corwin, joined hands before Judge McGowen yesterday afternoon and promised to syndicate their future lives and happiness.

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Married: Judge Lacy issued a marriage license on Monday, the 21st, to Bert Young and Alice Adams, both of Sun City. They were married by Rev. J.M. Adams, the bride’s grandfather. Mr. Young is a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Young, of Turkey Creek, and the bride is a daughter of Green Adams, of Sun City. They are among the early settlers of the northwest portion of the county. May they never live to regret the partnership.

May 7, 1902
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Married: “Hearts United, Jerry C. Gano and Blanche A. Currie Are Husband and Wife” - The marriage of Jerry C. Gano and Blanche A. Currie was solemnized at the residence of the bride’s father, one mile east of this city, on Monday morning, May 5, 1902. Elder W.T. McLain, pastor of the Christian church, spoke the words that linked the lives of the promising young couple together. The ceremony was witnessed by only a few of the immediate relatives and intimate friends. Jerry C. Gano is a son of Sheriff and Mrs. James B. Gano. He is a young man of unusual energy and intelligence, polite and agreeable in personal bearing and capable of cultivating the friendship and esteem of associates. He is one of the most popular young men in our social circles and counts everybody his friend. His bride is the youngest daughter of Charles B. Currie, one of Barber county’s earliest settlers as well as one of our most substantial stockmen and agriculturists. She is a lady of exceptional attainments, ever pleasant, sociable, courteous and refined. She is a favorite among our young people and enjoys to the fullest extent the love and confidence of those who have had the pleasure of her association. This couple, it can be truthfully said, are equally yoked together and their married life will doubtless be one of mutual bliss and prosperity. The Index extends compliments and hopes that neither will ever have cause to regret the day (or perhaps the starlit night) when the contract was consummated. Mr. and Mrs. Gano left on the 11 o’clock Santa Fe to spend a short honeymoon at Wichita and Great Bend, after which they will be at home to their friends at their attractive home on Second avenue west.
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Born: Dr. Moore reports a nice girl baby born to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Marquand, last Thursday, May 1st.

May 14, 1902
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Evans on Thursday, May 8th, a ten pound boy. Dr. Cushenbery in attendance.
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Marriage License: Issued on Saturday, May 10, by Judge Lacy to Counsel Nicholson, Cleo, Ok., and Mary Todd, Pratt, Kan., Pratt, Kan.
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Marriage License/Married: Issued on Saturday, May 10, by Judge Lacy to Eben H. Douglass of Sun City, Kan., and Kitty Adams, of Sun City Kan. Mr. Douglass is a son of C.H. Douglass, formerly of this county, and Miss Adams, his bride, is a granddaughter of Rev. J.M. Adams. They are estimable young people and have the fondest wishes of a host of admiring friends.
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Marriage License/Married: Issued on Saturday, May 10, by Judge Lacy to Henry P. Hartley, of Medicine Lodge, and Ella Webb, of Medicine Lodge. Mr. Hartley and Miss Webb were united in marriage by Judge Lacy, at his residence, Saturday night. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. H.P. Hartley, of Elm Mills township, one of the best families in Barber county. He is an energetic and industrious young man, well equipped to fight life’s battles. His bride is a lady whose parents are both dead. She has been staying with Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hendrickson in Lake City township until recently when she took work at the Grand Hotel. Mr. and Mrs. Hartley will remove to Walla Walla, Washington. Their friends extend congratulations.
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Married: On Thursday, May 8th, 1902, our friend, Frank L. Gordon renounced bachelordom and became a Benedict. The lady of his choice was Irma B. Lake. The marriage ceremony was performed at Hutchinson. The rumor of this wedding has been on the lips of friends for a long time and the parties to the contract were literally showered with congratulations on their return home. Mr. and Mrs. Gordon both reside at Lake City and have lived there since an early day. Mrs. Gordon is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Lake, who were among the first to settle in that vicinity. She is Commissioner Riley Lake’s sister. She has a wide acquaintance here and elsewhere and is admired and respected for her many traits of lofty character and noble womanhood. Mr. Gordon probably enjoys the most widespread reputation as a stockman of any one individual in western Kansas. He comes from a family of financiers and has always done business on a large scale. He is the second son of Judge W.F. Gordon of Liberty, Missouri, a substantial banker of that state. Mr. and Mrs. Gordon visited a few days in Kansas City and arrived in this city Saturday night. They will reside on the Gordon ranch near Lake City. The temperament and experience of these popular people is assurance within itself that the union will be a most successful and happy one.

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Died: “Gone to Rest, Caroline, Wife of Judge Burd Lacy, Passes Peacefully Into the Realms of Eternal Glory” - Caroline Lacy, wife of Probate Judge Lacy, died on Sunday, May 18, 1902, at 10:15 a.m. Mrs. Lacy had been an invalid during most of the time for the past nine years from paralysis. She has sustained several strokes at different times but has always been able to get up and rally from its effects. But on Friday night of last week, she was stricken in the lower limbs and was at once rendered entirely helpless. Her condition was very bad from the start and it was plain to the family and friends that the end was not far off. Her daughter, Mrs. Michelson, and Katie Lacy were reached at Perry, O.T., by telephone and they arrived on Saturday night in time to see the beloved mother living. But the following morning the separation came. She passed away quietly, peacefully, symbolical of the life she had lived. Mrs. Lacy was born in Brown county, Ohio, November 12, 1826, and died in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, May 18, 1902, aged 75 years, 6 months and 6 days. She was joined in marriage with Burd Lacy in Hancock county, Indiana, December 13, 1849. Ten children were born to the union of whom six are now living, W.J. Lacy and Margaret Smith, Greenfield, Indiana; Mary Seabold, Indianapolis; Clara Michelson, Perry, O.T.; and Misses Rosa and Sara who are at home. Judge Lacy and family came here from Indiana in 1881 and have resided here continuously since that time. He has a more extensive acquaintance in the county than probably any other man. His friends are all grieved to learn of his loss. Funeral services were held from the family residence Monday afternoon, conducted by Elder W.T. McLain. All the county offices closed and attend the funeral. The pall bearers were Sheriff J.B. Gano, County Treasurer F.B. Chapin, Recorder Christian Keller, District Clerk A.W. Smith and County Attorney Griffin. The body was laid to rest in Highland Cemetery by the side of her son, John Lacy, who preceded her eleven years. The services were very impressive and were largely attended. Mrs. Lacy was a plain, unassuming old lady, possessing those traits of womanhood which at once bring veneration and draw them into close sympathy with parents and grandparents. She was the idol of the family and even in her years of infirmity, the interest manifested in her by those surrounding her was a comfort and a joy. Her loved ones were always first in her mind and in her last hours she made frequent inquiries concerning them. She became a Christian at the age of 16 years and has lived a model Christian life since that time. The community sympathizes deeply with Judge Lacy and daughters in parting with a devoted wife and mother. [Card of thanks from Judge Lacy and daughters follows.]

May 28, 1902
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Married: Howard C. Dunham and Jessie May Oller, of Isabel, were united in marriage by Probate Judge Lacy at his office on Saturday, May 24, 1902. The groom is a nephew of H.E. and J.T. Dunham, of Valley township. He has lived with his uncles since his early boyhood. The bride is recently from Illinois and is an accomplished young lady. They are an industrious, energetic young couple and have the fondest wishes of many friends.
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Died: O.H. Rosenbery died at Tower Hill, Ill., May 7th. He had been sickly for many years. Mr. Rosenbery left Barber county about two years ago, shortly after Mrs. Rosenbery died. He was an honored old gentleman and we regret to hear of his death.

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Died: “Elizabeth Brown, wife of Wm. Brown, Has Crossed the River” - Mrs. Elizabeth Brown, wife of William Brown, of Sharon township, departed this life on Saturday, May 31, 1902. Mrs. Brown had been a great sufferer sometime before her death and for the past ten months she was confined to her bed a greater part of the time. Through all her sickness she was patient and cheerful and enjoyed talking about the future that awaited her. She had lived a consistent and faithful Christian life for many years, having been converted at the age of 15 years. The funeral services were held at the Enon Baptist church, Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, the sermon being preached by Rev. J.J. Griffin, pastor of the Baptist church of Medicine Lodge. Text: Revelations 14:3. The whole community feel that they have lost a friend and they showed their respect to the departed one and the family from the large procession that followed the remains to its last resting place. This is one of the early Barber county families. Mr. Brown is a man whom everybody is proud to call his friend and our citizens all join in extending deep sympathy in his loss.

Jun 11, 1902
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Harry Dice on Sunday, June 8th, a nice boy. Dr. Cushenbery in attendance.
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Born: Dr. Kociell reports a handsome boy baby born to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kimberling of Sharon township, Friday, June 6th.
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Died: After battling with diseases and infirmities for many years, Uncle John Gray was relieved from his sufferings on Friday, June 6, 1902. While he was not a well man probably during the past ten or fifteen years, he was not bedfast long at one time until his last sickness when he was helpless for two months. The immediate cause of his death was pronounced paralysis. Mr. Gray was a hard working man. He was 72 years and 7 months old, and for a man of his age, far overtaxed his physical resources. During the past several years he was court house janitor. Funeral services were conducted by Elder W.T. McLain at the Christian church Saturday evening. The deceased is survived by a wife and daughter and two sons who reside in Illinois.
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Married: John M. Stone and Bessie A. Langhart were united in marriage at the residence of the bride’s parents last Wednesday evening, June 4, 1902, by Rev. W.J. Weber, pastor of the M.E. church. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Langhart and has grown from childhood to womanhood in Medicine Lodge. She has many friends who wish her a happy and prosperous future. Mr. Stone came to Barber county several years ago from Rice county. He is a carpenter by trade and a young man of energy and industry. Mr. and Mrs. Stone were the recipients of many valuable presents and warm congratulations from their numerous friends.
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Married: Homer F. Hoagland and Alice M. Rowley, both of Sun City, were united in marriage by Probate Judge Lacy last Thursday, June 5, 1902. The groom is one of the most prosperous young farmers of the community in which he lives and the bride is a daughter of the late ex-Commissioner N.G. Rowley. Her mother is now Mrs. Isaac Sharp of this city. Mrs. Hoagland is loved and respected by all who know her and her husband is entitled to the heart congratulations of his friends.
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Married: Lewis A. Draper and Ada M. Lawry, of Mingona township, were united in marriage on Sunday, June 8, 1902, at the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Lawry. They are estimable young people and the Index takes pleasure in extending compliments and congratulations.
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Marriage License: Judge Lacy issued a license yesterday to Jasper Grimsley, of Emporia, and Miss Esther A. Lusk of this city. The marriage ceremony will take place at the Baptist church at 10 o’clock a.m., today. A large number of invitations have been issued. [See below for report of wedding.]
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Born: Dr. Kociell reports a boy baby born to Chas. Thornton and wife, of Mumford, last Wednesday, June 4th. Mr. and Mrs. Thornton recently moved to this county.

Jun 18, 1902
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Married: “Joined in Marriage, Mr. Jasper Grimsley and Miss Esther A. Lusk are Man and Wife” - The marriage of Mr. Jasper Grimsley, of Emporia, and Miss Esther A. Lusk, of this county, was solemnized at the Baptist church in this city last Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock, in the presence of a large congregation of the bride’s friends. The church decorations were elaborate and beautiful. A green arch dotted with yellow blossoms adorned the altar and a basket of ferns and roses was suspended overhead. Mrs. J.J. Griffin played Mendelsohn’s wedding march as the bridal party entered. Messrs. Harry Sellers, Henry Hanson, Garfield Parsons and Troy Stockstill were the ushers; Misses Una Holmes and Essie Lindley, maids of honor, and Miss Alline Doston, ring bearer. Rev. J.J. Griffin pronounced the words which united the fortunes of the couple, at the conclusion of which a shower of roses fell on the bride and groom, symbolical of the future life which friends hope may be theirs. The bride’s costume was of white silk mull and lace trimmings over white taffeta silk. She wore a veil bedecked with sweet peas and maiden hair ferns and carried a bouquet of bride’s roses. The groom wore the conventional black. The bride is the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.W. Lusk, of Moore township. She is a lady of refinement and many accomplishments and ranks among our foremost educators, having held the position of assistant principal of our city schools and other responsible positions. The groom is one of the wealthy agriculturists of Lyons county. Mr. and Mrs. Grimsley left on the morning train on a short wedding trip and will be at home to their friends at Emporia after June 25th. Mr. Grimsley has built a large and beautiful home and starts married life right. The bride’s Barber county friends hope that her whole life may be one of continual sunshine and prosperity.
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Died: Mrs. Minnie E. Jones died on Tuesday afternoon of last week, June 10, 1902. The Index heard of the death after the forms were locked, too late for our last week’s issue. Mrs. Jones was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Owen and made her home with them. She suffered with consumption several years, but she was patient and courageous through it all and when the Master called she was ready to go. Funeral services were conducted from the residence of her parents on Wednesday, conducted by Elder W.T. McLain, and the remains were laid to rest in Highland cemetery by the side of her daughter, Jessie, who preceded her a year ago. Her parents, four brothers and a sister are left to mourn her, all of whom request us to extend their most hearty thanks, through the Index, to hosts of friends who so tenderly and willingly cared for the departed one in her sickness.
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Died: Mrs. Mary Ann Smith, of Lake city township, died Tuesday night, June 10, 1902. Dropsy was the cause of death. Funeral services were held Wednesday and the remains interred in Lake City cemetery by the side of her husband who preceded her 20 years ago. The deceased is survived by three sons, a daughter and a sister. She was loved and respected by all her neighbors and a large number of friends attended the funeral.
 

July-Dec 1902

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