REEL #M867/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, Thursday, November 1, 1888, L.M. Axline was the publisher; publication changed to Fridays in June 1890.

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 (

Jan 2, 1890

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Birthday: W.A. Clinkscales celebrated his forty-eighth birthday with appropriate ceremonies on the 19th [of December]. Quite a number of his friends took dinner with him on that occasion.

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Birthday: Many of Uncle Bob Estell's friends and neighbors took dinner with him on Monday, [Dec] 23rd, it being his sixtieth birthday.

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Born: Constable Joe Decker rejoices at the arrival of a little girl at his home recently.

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Sam Wagoner, of Aetna, on December 23rd, a fine large girl baby. She lowered the scales to the 10-pound mark. [Aetna news]

Jan 9, 1890

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Jared Hoag, a big handsome male baby. This occurred on the second day of the current decade. Dr. Kociell.

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Married: At Lake City, on Tuesday, December 7th, by Rev. Owens, John H. Roller to Miss Eva B. Blake.

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Died: Mrs. Wm. Gillam, daughter-in-law of Rev. Dr. Gillam, died at Harper Tuesday night. She is known in this city, having spent the winter here during the last year of Rev. Gillam's pastorate of the M.E. church.

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Married: Chas. W. Cox, of this city, was married to Miss Alice V. Harlan, of Argonia, in that city, on December 29th. The happy groom is with Davis & Davis, and since the event has to watch himself to keep from giving over-weight and measure.

Jan 16, 1890

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Born: In the new school building, to Mrs. John Hutchins, wife of the janitor, a big boy. Dr. Moore. The new school building is a benefit in more ways than one. [See Feb 13, pg 3, col 5, for death of Mr. Hutchins.]

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Born: On the 3rd day of January, 1890, a handsome little seven pound girl arrived at the residence of J.P. Gibson in Valley township and Mr. Gibson says she insists on staying. All doing well.

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Madox, on January 6th, a 10-pound girl. [Breezy Valley news]

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Jackson, on January 9th, a 9-pound boy. [Breezy Valley news]

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Stout, a boy, on January 9th. [Breezy Valley news]

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Died: James Bothwell died at Portland, Oregon, on Saturday, January 4th, after an illness of a few weeks duration, age about 61 years. He leaves a wife and several children, however all the children are grown - all the daughters being married. James Bothwell had an eventful life. Thrown on the world at an early age, he traveled all over the United States. He several times accumulated fortunes, but as often lost them, and died poor. He came to Medicine Lodge some ten years ago and soon became noted for his enterprising and public spirit. He has many friends here who deplore his death and sincerely sympathize with his aged wife.

Jan 23, 1890

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Born: Yesterday, an eleven pound boy baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. John W. Upperman. All doing well. The young man was disappointed to find he was not old enough to join the Sons of Veterans camp.

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Born: Harry A. Brown reports a bright manly boy baby at his house, born Tuesday night [Jan 21] and of average weight. All doing well. The young man is a straight Republican.

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Died: "Mrs. Winters Dead" - Elizabeth, wife of J.B. Winters, died in this city on Thursday of last week, January 16th, 1890. Mrs. Winters has been sic for some time and several weeks since was brought to town from her husband's ranch near Aetna, for medical treatment, but she rapidly grew worse and finally died from exhaustion. Funeral services were held on Friday by Rev. J.B. North. The remains were taken to South Haven, Kansas, for interment. The husband and two children remain to mourn her loss and have the sympathy of the entire community. Also a Card of Thanks: We, the relatives of the deceased, Mrs. Elizabeth Winters, desire thus to express our thankfulness to the many friends who assisted us in the sickness and death of our beloved wife, mother and sister. Signed: James Winters, Charles McCune, Jennie McCune, Mrs. Jennie Lotts and Mrs. Sarah Lamb. Mrs. Winters had been under treatment for several weeks for uterine trouble. Her death was due to exhaustion. The funeral took place on the 17th. The services were conducted by Rev. North. The remains were taken to South Haven for burial. Mrs. Winters was born in Tuscarawas county, Ohio, April 23rd, 1848.

Jan 30, 1890

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Born: To O.V. Lytle and wife, on the morning of January 29th, a big boy. Reported by Dr. Karr. All doing well.

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Born: On Saturday last, January 28, a manly eight-pound boy baby was born to Prof. and Mrs. O.T. Beeson. Dr. Karr in attendance. All doing well. Walnut Street is keeping up its reputation. [Note: January 28 would not have been a Saturday. It is possible that Saturday, Jan 23rd was the date of this baby's birth.]

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Died: George Howe, infant son of Wm. C. and Helen Burton, died at the residence of his maternal grandparents - Judge and Mrs. O.C. Howe - in this city, on Saturday, January 25th. The baby was one year and twenty-six days old, and a bright, loveable child. From his birth he was not strong and was brought here from the Colorado home in hopes of benefitting his health. He was getting stronger when he contracted pneumonia and was carried away. Revs. North and Cain conducted the funeral ceremonies and the little one was laid in the cemetery near this city on Sunday. Mr. Burton, the father, was unable to be at the funeral. He is a civil engineer in the employ of the Union Pacific and, we believe,, is at present up in the mountains of Idaho. Another little mound, more sorrow-laden hearts, but still the great, cold world moves on. Soon spring, with its carpet of green and incense laden flowers, will come. The mantle of forgetfulness will fall and the mother and father and those other few to whom he was so dear will be left to mourn alone.

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Married: John E. Tillman and Miss Laura Allen, and Mack C. Myers and Miss Emma Tillman are the names of the two couples, both of Kiowa, that have been entered on the marriage record in the Probate court during the past week.

Feb 6, 1890

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Died: Little Ethel, daughter of J.H. and Ella Burdette, and in the arms of her mother, Tuesday night of croup. She was a very bright, pretty little girl, three years old, and the joy and pride of her parents.

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Born: The population of our city is increasing rapidly. Two new citizens arrived this week to make this their future home. One, a little girl, at the residence of W.L. Gamble, east of town; the other, also a bright-eyed baby girl, came to live with W.H. Wiggins. [Hazelton Express]

Feb 13, 1890

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Born: Here we are again to apologize for lateness in reporting the increase in population. This time it is up Elm creek. Several weeks ago a dainty little five pound girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. D. Lunsford. On January 19th, a big boy - inclined to be light complected - was born to Mr. and Mrs. John H. Wheat. And on the 30th, a big boy to Mr. and Mrs. John A. Chadwick. Again, we apologize and say God bless the babies.

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Died: The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. James Urton died last Saturday morning. The remains were brought to this city and buried Sunday. Rev. Cain, pastor of the Baptist church, conducted the funeral services at the Christian church.

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Died: At his residence in the new school house in this city on Friday morning, February 7th, 1890, John W. Hutchins, of pneumonia. John Hutchins was born in Arkansas December 8th, 1861. He came to Barber county with his father, T.J. Hutchins, some ten or twelve years ago. He was energetic and reliable and always had all the work he could do. For some time [he] has been janitor for this school district and when the new school house was completed, he moved with his family into the janitor's quarters in the basement. Some three weeks ago, he was attacked with the grippe or influenza which merged into the pneumonia and caused his death. The funeral occurred Saturday morning from the Presbyterian church, and was conducted by Revs. North and Sanderson. At the grave, after the religious services, the beautiful and impressive burial service of the Sons of Veterans, were carried out by his comrades of Loren Edwards Camp No. 152 of this city - John W. Hutchins was a charter member. John W. Hutchins leaves a wife and three children, an aged father and mother, two brothers and two sisters and other relations. Mrs. Hutchins will reside with her brother, Mr. Tucker, who lives on Mule creek.

Feb 20, 1890

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Married: John P. Hite, of Pratt county, was married yesterday to Miss Della Combs, by Probate Judge Edwards, in his office in the court house.

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Married: Wiley B. Winters and May M. Strain, both of this county, were married by Probate Judge Edwards on Thursday of last week, February 13th.

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Died: [Memorial poem from Clara B. Oldfather, Harper, Kansas, "written in memory of Seth D. Clough, who died August 19th, 1889, aged 19 years, three months and eleven days, and Barny C. Clough, who died September 22nd, 1889, after long suffering of typhoid fever, aged 17 years, one month and two days.]

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Died: "Not Dead, but Sleeping" - Maggie, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. Munson, died February 17th, 1890, aged 2 years and 18 days. Buried Tuesday, February 18th from residence. Service by Rev. North. [Memorial poem follows.]

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Marriage License: Probate Judge Edwards issued a license to marry yesterday to Ira William Walters and Martha Alice Vincent, of Mingona township. And on Mar 7, pg 3, col 2: pg 3, col 2: Judge E.M. DeWitt, of Elm Mills township, reports that he tied a matrimonial knot on last Thursday and tied it hard and fast. The parties were Ira Waters and Miss Martha A. Vincent, and the ceremony took place at the residence of the bride's parents in the presence of a few friends.

Mar 7, 1890

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Enos Winnett, on Saturday morning, March 1st, a nice, little girl baby was born. Dr. Karr was in attendance.

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Dal Morris, on February 28th, a girl. Dr. Burney reports this case. [See Jun 27, 1890, for death of this baby.]

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Married: On Monday, Probate Judge Edwards made two hearts beat as one. The parties were Wesley S. Winkler and Lottie Maynard, of McAdoo township.

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Marriage License: Issued on Wednesday to Jonas Frank Smith and Flora Jones, of Hazelton.

Mar 14, 1890

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Born: To James Hasson and wife, on the 5th, a boy. Dr. Kociell.

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Born: To Ben. F. Teal and wife, Saturday, March 8th, a boy. Dr. Kociell in attendance.

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Born: To Jas. Watkins and wife, in south Medicine Lodge, on Monday, March 11, a girl baby. Dr. Karr.

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Married: At the residence of the bride's father, Wm. Doles, four miles west of this city, last evening, March 13th, Harry Stevens and Miss Martha Doles, Rev. H. Hahn officiating. Both parties are well known, the bride being the daughter of one of Barber's most successful farmers and the groom for two years was deputy sheriff of the county. And also pg 3, col 3: Last night as the party broke up at the Stevens-Doles wedding, H.L. Shannon, who was driving the carriage in which rode Mrs. Shannon, Eugene Youmans and Miss Stella Stevens, on account of the darkness failed to strike the road leading to Medicine Lodge, but instead drove directly north from the Doles' residence and over a six-foot embankment into the Medicine river, smashing the carriage into pieces and seriously injuring Mr. Youmans in the back and stomach. The other occupants escaped uninjured. Jas. Gano was near by when the accident occurred and prevented the horses from running away. Mr. Youmans was put in a buggy and brought to town in a delirious condition, and put under the care of Dr. Karr. At the time of going to press, he was resting easy under the influence of an opiate.

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Married: At Anthony, Monday, March 10th, 1890, by the probate judge of Harper county, Henry Kelly and Eva Alltiser of this city. This move on the part of Hen was a great surprise to everyone, but all join, nevertheless, in wishing Mr. and Mrs. Kelley unalloyed happiness.

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Died: The circumstances are convincing that Morgan Avery, who was found dead in bed at a Wellington hotel last week, is a nephew of Dr. Karr of this city. One of the doctor's daughters received a letter from a friend at Marion, Illinois, last week which stated that Morgan Avery was in bad health and would start on March 3rd for the west in hopes that the change would benefit him. As the Morgan Avery who died in Wellington had a ticket in his pocket from St. Louis to Medicine Lodge, it is reasonable to presume that he is Dr. Karr's nephew. The doctor will go over to Wellington as soon as he hears from the parents of the boy and make final disposition of the body.

Apr 4, 1890

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Born: On Sunday, March 30th, to Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Bristow, of this city, a fine boy. As soon as he is old enough, he will apply for board with the Bachelor's Club.

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Married: One day last week, Probate Judge Edwards joined the hearts and hands of John F. Hart, of Wanoka, Indian Territory, and Jennie C. Dorsey, of Wellington, Kansas.

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Died: The three months old baby of Mr. and Mrs. L.W. Bragg died Tuesday, April 1st.

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Hubbard, on Thursday evening, April 3rd, a pretty little daughter. Dr. Kociell officiated. Gene was not rattled a bit, but walked up the street last night with an air of independence that attracted the attention at once of his acquaintances. He closed his store and started home muttering "my home is almost complete." [See June 20, 1890 for death of this baby.]

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Died: On Thursday morning, April 3rd, Edmund Grieves, aged 64 years, of pneumonia. Deceased leaves a wife and three children - two girls and a boy. He was born in Yorkshire, England, but for the last thirteen years has lived on his farm ten miles southwest of the city. Funeral will take place today at 10 o'clock and the remains laid to rest in the cemetery at Lodi. The bereaved wife and children have the sympathy of many friends.

Apr 11, 1880

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Married: At the Osage hotel on the 5th, Mr. Lewis VanHorn and Miss Myra J. Hathaway, all of Barber county. W.A. Cain officiating. They left immediately for their future home at Pawnee Rock.

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Died: Mable, daughter of Dr. T.W. and Henrietta Davis, was born in Chanute, Neosho county, Kansas, April 17th, 1873, and died in Sharon, Barber county, Kansas, March 31st, 1890, aged 17 years lacking 10 days. She was taken sick the 17th of March with liver and kidney disease, but was not thought dangerously ill until a few days before she died. During the meetings conducted by the Rev. Cottingham, in October 1888, she was baptized and became a member of the Christian Church at Sharon, and has been an active member of said congregation ever since. She leaves a large circle of friends. She was almost universally liked by both old and young in Sharon, and always made friends wherever she went or was known.

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Died: Mary Izzard was born in Clinton county , Ohio, July 10th, 1817, and died at the residence of her son-in-law, Dr. F.W. Davis, in Sharon, Barber county, Kansas, March 3rd, 1890, aged 72 years, 7 months and 23 days. She was married to William Izzard November 17th, 1830. To them were born six children, two sons and four daughters, three of whom have died. Her husband died October 15, 1852 [Note: Date is probably correct, but copy is not clear.] She moved from Ohio to Marion, Grant county, Indiana, in 1854, and in 1867 came to Topeka, Kansas, and in 1874 came to Medicine Lodge, Kansas, and has been in Kansas ever since, sometimes with Mrs. Dr. Davis, of Sharon, and at other times with her daughter, Mrs. Dollman, and since Mrs. Dollman's death, with Mrs. Dollman's children, her grandchildren. She will be remembered by many old settlers of Medicine Lodge. She had a birthright membership in the Friends Church and retained her membership until death. Her death was caused by cancer, from which she suffered much, but her sufferings are o'er. She died in the triumph of faith and is now at rest. Signed: C.B.S.

Apr 18, 1890

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Birthday: A. Longhorst was treated to a pleasant surprise last Saturday by Mrs. Langhorst in honor of his thirty-sixth birthday. All the neighbors were invited and a sumptuous dinner spread.

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Born: On Monday, the 14th, to Mr. and Mrs. Geo. B. Childs, of South Walnut street, a girl. Dr. Karr.

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Married: Sunday, April 13th, 1890 in the presence of a few friends at the home of the bride, Abraham DeMott and Mintre Lucinda Bernard, all of Sharon township. Judge T.W. Davis officiated.

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Married: On last Sunday afternoon at the residence of the groom's parents, Arthur Dollar and Eva Laurie were married by Elder Nicholson of the Christian Church. The ceremony was witnessed by a large number of friends, and though the couple are young in years, they start out with a courage that betokens success, backed by the hearty best wishes of a large circle of friends. Among the tokens of friendship received were the following: Dinner set, Clarence Thompson, Wm. Mulford, Lillie Eldred and Annie Harding.; glass set, Charlie Eldred and Birdie Laurie; hand-painted picture throw, Laura Tucker; dozen table napkins, Dr. Karr and daughter Mattie; cut glass water pitcher, Kate Painter; silver dollar, Elder J.E. Nicholson; cut glass fruit dish, Mrs. A.J. Jones; cut and saucer, A.J. Jones; pair of vases, May and Della Dollar.

Apr 25, 1890

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Married: On Wednesday of this week, M.A. Wuner and Lillian M. Kelso were married at Attica. The groom is the popular brakeman on t his division of the Santa Fe. The happy couple arrived in this city Wednesday afternoon and will make their home here.

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Born: On Saturday, the 19th, to Mr. and Mrs. D.P. Chapman, of this city, a girl. Dr. Karr.

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Died: On last Friday morning, Belle Priest, aged 20 years, quietly passed away. Death was caused by typhoid fever. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N. Priest, living five miles north of this city, and was beloved by all who knew her. Rev. North conducted the funeral ceremonies and at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon, the remains were buried in the city cemetery at this place.

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Died: At Kansas City, Kansas, on Saturday morning, April 19th, the spirit of John Ramsey left the abode of clay and winged its flight to the mysterious beyond - the spirit land. The immediate cause of death was paralysis. The remains were brought to this city Sunday by Wm. Ramsey and Mrs. D.E. Sheldon, and laid to rest in the city cemetery. The deceased was born at Miamiville, Clermont county, Ohio, on October 2nd, 1822. In 1846 he was married to Ann Buckingham. The result of this marriage was five children, all of whom are yet living. They are Mrs. Adelia Welch, Trinidad, Colorado; Mrs. Etta Bender, Downs, Oklahoma; Mrs. Arcelia Olds, Mancas, Colorado; Mrs. Francis Sheldon, Kansas City, Kansas; and William B. Ramsey, of this city. He came to Medicine Lodge in 1876 and remained here until two years ago when he went to Florida. A few weeks ago, with a companion, he started through Mississippi on a hunting expedition. He was taken sick and his companion knew nothing of him except that he came from Florida and there was not a scrap of paper to show the whereabouts of his relatives. A letter was written to Florida, however it in turn was forwarded to this city, and from here was sent to Mrs. Sheldon at Kansas City. When his son found hi, Mr. Ramsey was barely able to speak. He was taken to Kansas City, Kansas, where he died as already stated. Rev. North conducted the services at the grave.

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Married: "In the Sear and Yellow Leaf" - Wm. M. Love, of Edwards county, and Margaret Downen, of Kiowa, this county, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony by the probate judge on Tuesday. The groom was 71 years old and the bride 68. Judge Edwards thought they were so old that they would not live long enough to warrant his charging them for the ceremony. The marriage was witnessed by John Higgins, E.H. Nixon, F.E. Read and W.T. Rouse. E.H. Nixon passed the cigars around and the couple departed looking as happy as if it was their first attempt.

May 9, 1890

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Married: On Sunday, May 4th, Probate Judge Edwards was called upon to perform the ceremony which linked the hearts and fortunes of Joseph E. Harbaugh and Belle Moore into what is hoped a long period of matrimonial bliss. The marriage occurred at the home of the bride's mother, south of Medicine Lodge. The groom is the popular trustee of Nippewalla township. Although Joe was desirous of keeping the event from the papers until he got used to his new life, we wish him and his bride much happiness.

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Married: John J. Chilcott, aged 20, and Zorah E. Wyer, aged 15, were married Sunday by Rev. Cain at the residence of the bride's parents southeast of town. This youthful couple have the sympathies and congratulations of a large circle of friends. At present they will reside with Papa Chilcott, where Jay is farming this season. On Monday night, a party of girls and boys raided the Chilcott castle, captured the bride and groom and with the aid of ropes, lowered them from the second story window to the ground when the blushing head of the newly established house was prevailed upon to "set up" the cigars and sweet meats.

May 16, 1890

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Married: At the residence of the bride's parents in Elmwood Township, on Wednesday evening, May 7th, Mr. Joseph T. Fash and Miss Annie McGregor were united in the holy bonds of matrimony, Rev. Pinkston officiating. A number of relatives were present to witness the ceremony which took place at 7:30 o'clock. An excellent supper then received a full measure of attention, after which the balance of the evening was spent in social chat, musical and literary entertainment. Mrs. C. Keller's comic impersonation, so fittingly appropriate to the occasion, deserves special mention. On the whole, it was a most pleasant affair and the young couple start out in "double harness" with many kind wishes that they may have a safe and happy journey down the River Time.

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Died: "Dropped Dead" - Last Saturday evening, Mrs. Alice Stockstill, wife of Thos. B. Stockstill, a wealthy farmer living thee miles southwest of Sharon, dropped dead just after she had arisen from the supper table. Her son, Robert, was sitting nearby reading and on looking up from his paper noticed his mother acting queerly and asked what was the matter. She replied that her head hurt and immediately fell into her son's arms and expired. Drs. Karr and Higgins, of Sharon, were sent for and on examination they pronounced heart disease as the cause of death. The deceased was forty-one years of age and was married to Thomas B. Stockstill in Missouri. In the 70s, she accompanied her husband to Barber county where they have lived ever since, and where she so materially assisted in making the present competency of her grieving husband. Her maiden name was Jones. A loving husband and seven children, of whom two sons and a daughter are nearly grown, are left to mourn her sudden death. She was a member of the Methodist church and Saturday at noon had expressed her desire to attend church the next day. Alas, how far from her wish was the manner in which she did attend. The tired body was laid to rest in the cemetery at Shannon on Sunday afternoon. Rev. Mann of Attica conducted the funeral services at the M.E. church.

May 23, 1890

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Marriage License: On Tuesday, the probate judge issued a license to William J. Baldwin and Cordelia M. Langdon, both parties of Kiowa.

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New Lawyer: On Saturday last, Frank W. Long was regularly admitted to the bar of Barber county, after passing a good examination. Frank is only 20 years of age, but has been reading law the past three years in the office of his uncle, Chester I. Long, and is well fitted for his chosen profession and his numerous friends predict for him a successful future.

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Married: Sunday, May 18th, was a day that will be remembered long, by at least two, this being the day on which there was a division of two families made to form a third. Robert Bisby, a well known young man living west of this city, and Miss Berthie Begert, a young lady of the same vicinity, were joined in wedlock at the home of Mr. Bisby, Elder Cain officiating. There were present quite a number of friends who were glad to congratulate the bride and groom on their start in life. A luscious dinner was served. As a token of their well wishes, friends presented the following list of presents [partial listing]: water pitcher, John Bloom and Rena Thompson; china set, Clarence Thompson and Lily Eldred; table napkins, Alice Horton; pail and clothes pins, Leon Noah; set of goblets, Geo. Brown and Lucinda Doles; dish pan and wash pan, Leam Bisby and Pearl Bisby; china teapot, M. Edward Martin; ornamental letter receiver, Florence Martin; pie tins, bread pan and a basin, Charles and Venecom [sic] Martin. The best wishes of all are extended to them. Mr. Bisby is an energetic young man and we wish the couple a long and happy life.

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The writer was privileged to witness the union [of Mr. P.B. Cole, Jr., and Miss Kate Aubley, on the same day]. [They] were joined in matrimony at the home of the bride's parents, five miles west of Medicine Lodge, by Rev. Phillips. The following list of presents were presented to them: Water set, Mr. and Mrs. Bradley; cake stand, G.R. Cecil and Miss Hattie Aubley; fruit stand, Mrs. Aubley; tidy, Kate Bradley; one set of four pieces and one set of sauce dishes, D.C. Marr and Anna Aubley; $50, Mr. and Mrs. Aubley. Mr. Cole has charge of the creamery. He is energetic and there is no doubt that the couple will prosper. All join in extending best wishes to Mr. and Mrs. Cole. Signed: A FRIEND.

Jun 6, 1890

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Marriage License: Last Thursday, Probate Judge Edwards issued a marriage license to Alfred Sartin and Callie Hart, of Hazelton township.

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Born: On Saturday, May 31st, Mr. and Mrs. M.E. Roddy were made happy over the arrival of an eleven pound boy. Dr. Moore officiated.

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Married: On Sunday afternoon, in the presence of a few relatives, Rev. Phillips united in marriage Jacob U. Romig, the well known young blacksmith of this city, and Annie Blickenderfer, an estimable young lady of Barber county. The ceremony was performed at the residence of the groom's parents in the southeast part of the city. The Cresset extends its best congratulations.

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Birthday: Friday of last week was G.W. Frisby's forty-sixth birthday. Mr. F. is a widower and Mr. and Mrs. Stoops live with him. Mrs. Stoops is a famous cook and decided to celebrate Mr. Frisby's anniversary of birth with a surprise birthday dinner. Accordingly, she prepared a splendid dinner and invited in a few neighbors to help consume the edibles and assist in enlivening the occasion. The surprise was complete Mr. Frisby not suspecting anything until he came home and found the table spread and his friends there to wish him many happy returns of the day of his birth. Altogether the affair was very pleasant and will be long remembered by those who participated. Among those in attendance were Mr. and Mrs. Robison, Wm. Robison, D.S. Angell and wife and children, Mr. and Mrs. Smalley and two little children and Miss Minnie Smalley.

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Died: On Saturday last, June 14th, 1890, little Verna, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hubbard, died in this city, aged two months and eleven days. The stricken parents have the sympathy of all. The funeral occurred from the residence on Sunday. Services by Rev. Phillips.

Jun 27, 1890

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Born: Mr. and Mrs. Al. Snodderly are the parents of a nice girl, born this morning. Dr. Karr.

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Born: There arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Clark on Monday, June 23rd, a nice little girl, making a pair. Roll speaks of it as an "original package."

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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. John C. Thurman, of Kansas City, on Wednesday morning, June 25th, a ten pound girl. All parties concerned are getting along nicely. We are more than ever convinced that John should have remained in Medicine Lodge.

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Died: On Tuesday morning, June 24th, Minnie, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dal Morris. The little one suffered the most intense pain for over two days before relieved by death's ministering hand. The father was absent in Illinois under surgical treatment, but on account of a railroad strike was not able to reach home until yesterday afternoon. It was indeed a sad return for him. Mrs. Morris is prostrated with grief and watching the ebb of life of her darling. Rev. Phillips conducted the services Wednesday morning.

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Married: The ceremonies that made Daniel B. Cross and Sallie Blanton man and wife were solemnized yesterday, June 25 [sic], at 11 o'clock A.M. at the residence of Capt. N.B. Blanton, the bride's father, in Hazelton township, Rev. Fay officiating. The groom is one of the leading business men of Hazelton, while the bride is one of the popular young ladies of Barber county. At 12 o'clock, the large number of invited friends sat down to a feast befitting the occasion. Immediately after dinner, the happy pair took the Missouri Pacific for Wichita to remain until today when they will go to Winfield to attend the Chautauqua and hear Talmage preach. The wedding presents were numerous and beautiful.

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Died: On last Sunday afternoon, the spirit of John G. Stevens took its flight to the home prepared above and the suffering of the frail body was ended. On the 24th of March last Mr. Stevens received injuries to his spinal column in an accident at the gypsum factory, which caused his death. During the 89 days of pain he has shown great fortitude and maintained that he would get well until a few weeks before his death. Everything that our charitable people and medical skill could do to relieve him has been done. Thos. and Mary Best, in whose employ he was injured, have been very kind and solicitous for his comfort. The deceased was a native of England and came to this country about two years ago. A wife and three children are left to mourn the hard lot of the widow and fatherless. Rev. Phillips, pastor of the M.E. church, of which Mr. Stevens was an earnest member, conducted the burial services on Monday morning and on Sunday will preach the funeral at the M.E. church.

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Born: To Eli Benedict and wife, of the Medicine Lodge Stock Farm, on Friday night, June 20th, a fine boy, Dr. Karr officiating. The young man's arrival did Eli so much good that he rushed down the stairs and woke all the hired men up that they might congratulate him.

July - Dec 1890

Barber County Newspapers

Tom & Carolyn Ward
Columbus, KS

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