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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, January 2, 1889, E.P. Caruthers was publisher; in February of that year, W.G. Musgrove joined with Mr. Caruthers and in August 1890, Mr. Caruthers sold his interest to H. Walker of Elm Mills township. Local news included coverage from the surrounding communities, as well as Medicine Lodge. This reel continues through December 30, 1891. 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 1, 1890
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Born: C.T. Neal, besides being manager at the mill, has got a position to help manage a 13 pound girl. This gives him employment both day and night and the nights are longer than the days. [Hazelton news]
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Married: Judge Edwards performed the marriage ceremony for Theodore L. Chapel and Miss Julia Robinson, on December 25th. All of this county.
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Marriage License: Issued yesterday to John Reid, of Comanche county, and Miss Loula Serber, of this county.
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Married: The marriage of Mr. W.H. McCague and Miss Lucie Pursell, at the home of the groom, in this city, Wednesday evening, December 25, 1889, was witnessed by a number of their relatives and intimate friends. The ceremony was performed by Rev. J.C. McElroy, who was, for several years, pastor of the Presbyterian church in th is city and a particular friend of the contracting parties. The bride and groom stood under an arch of natural flowers, erected in one corner of the room. From the center of the arch was suspended a festoon of mistletoe, brought up from Oklahoma for the occasion by J.W. McNeal. After the ceremony and hearty congratulations by all present, delicious refreshments were served. The happy couple were remembered by their many friends, and received the most elegant assortment of presents ever shown in this city, so far as the Index is aware. The list, which is not absolutely completed, embraced the following: [partial listing only] Solid gold watch and chain, diamond setting, groom to bride; buggy horse, parents and brother to bride; bolting cloth and satin hand painted throw, Mrs. Mary A. McElroy, Greely, Colo.; one dozen silver teaspoons, dozen knives and forks, M.L. Kirkpatrick and wife, Ripley, Ohio; two antique and plush rockers by bar, court officers and friends; parlor lamp, hand painted bowl and shade, Rev. J.B. North; fancy red glass water set and hammered tray, Scott Allen and wife; black lace fan, A.L. Noble and wife; silver cake basket, J.P. Hall and wife and W.T. Rouse and wife; book of poems, H.C. Cann and wife, Hugoton, Ks.; Mareschal Niel roses and cut flowers, Miss Margaret Cartan; china tureen and plate, Misses Stella Stevens, Octa Gibson, and Mr. Gene Youmans; deerhead hatrack gilded with plush base, J.W. McNeal and wife; home-canned fruit, Mrs. G.H. Burgess; feather sofa pillow, Miss Sylvia Warrington; water color painting, D.W. Young and wife. W.H. McCague is a young man who is admired and respected by every one with whom he has come in contact. He is a refined, educated and industrious lawyer, a man who, by persistent attention to business, has accumulated a fair share of this world's goods, and who will likely continue to keep the wolf from the door. There is no more lovable or popular young lady in this community than the fair bride. She is the youngest daughter of that substantial citizen, J.D. Pursell of Mingona township. By her charming manner, devotion to her duties as educator of the young, her unselfish devotion to making others happy, she has secured a warm place in the hearts of her many friends, every one of whom will rejoice that she is mated to a worthy and devoted husband.

Jan 8, 1890
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Married: December 29th, 1889, at Argonia, Kansas, Mr. Chas. W. Cox, of Medicine Lodge, was married to Miss Allie V. Harlan, Rev. O.A. Smith performing the ceremony. Mr. Cox, who is with Davis & Davis, came back this week and his bride will follow as soon as he has fitted up a house.
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Married: Jno. H. Roller and Miss Eva B. Blake, two well known and popular young people, were married at Lake City yesterday, January 7th, by Rev. Owen, of Sun City. Mr. Roller formerly lived in this county, but is now in business at Oklahoma City where he and his bride went yesterday. The lady is a sister of C.C. Blake, formerly of Deerhead. The Index extends congratulations.

Jan 15, 1890
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Died: News reached here Friday of the death of James Bothwell, at Portland, Oregon, on the 4th. Deceased lived here for many years and left last summer for Oregon where he had grown children living. "Trix" was a kind-hearted man, enterprising and public-spirited, as far as his means would permit, and he had done much good in his time. He was a member of the Lodge of Knights of Pythias and Odd Fellows of this city.
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Married: James T. Whitelaw, once a resident of this place, was married at Dodge City on the 8th to Miss Emma Warren, of that city, a daughter of one of the earliest settlers. Mr. Whitelaw had been a widower about five years.

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Died: Mrs. Elizabeth Winters, wife of J.B. Winters, died in this city on Thursday, January 16th, 1890, after a protracted illness. Deceased, until a few weeks since, lived with her husband at Aetna township, when she was moved here for surgical treatment. The funeral services, conducted by Rev. North of the Presbyterian church, were held on Friday, when the body was moved to South Haven for interment. Deceased leaves a husband and two children to mourn her departure.
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Born: January 3rd, 1890, to the wife of Jo. P. Gibson, of Elm Mills township, a daughter of regulation weight and beauty.
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Married: At the residence of T.A. Railsback, on the 5th, Miss Lou. Zerber of Aetna, and Mr. John Reid of Comanche county. Success to the contracting parties. [Aetna news]

Jan 29, 1890
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Born: Jan. 25, 1890, in Medicine Lodge, to the wife of O.T. Beeson, a son. Dr. Karr in attendance.
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Born: John W. Upperman is the father of another boy, born on the 22nd. Dr. Karr master of ceremonies.
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Married: The Probate Judge this week issued marriage licenses for a double wedding to occur near Kiowa, the contracting parties being Mack C. Myers and Miss Emma Tillman and John E. Tillman and Miss Laura Allen.
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Died: In Medicine Lodge, Saturday afternoon, January 25th, 1890, George Howe Burton, infant son of Wm. C. and Helen Burton, aged one year and twenty-six days. The little one was the grandson of Judge O.C. Howe, of this city, at whose residence the death occurred. The child was born at Canon City, Colorado, and was never healthy. The parents hoped that a change of climate would be beneficial, and accordingly the little invalid was brought here about Christmas by his aunt, Miss Evelyn Howe, and the mother followed in a few days. He appeared to be getting about and robust until about two weeks ago, when he was attacked by the prevailing malady, la grippe, which turned into pneumonia, and proved fatal. The family are nearly heartbroken over their loss. The father, a civil engineer, is in the employ of the Union Pacific railroad, and could not get here in time to see the remains of his boy. The body was buried Monday afternoon, Rev. North and Rev. Cain conducting the services.
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Born: W.L. Gamble is wearing a broad smile over the advent of another girl of regulation weight. [Hazelton news]
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Born: W.H. Higgins has had to quit work to help spank a 9 pound girl at his house. [Hazelton news]

Feb 5, 1890
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Died: From the Kiowa Herald - "Mrs. Sarah A., wife of J.W. Crewdson, died January 28, 1890, at 1:30 p.m., of general debility as near as her disease can be described. Her health and strength has been gradually failing for nearly a year until like the "full corn in the ear," she passed from earth. Mrs. Crewdson was born in Logan county, Ky., where she was married and lived until the fall of 1880, when the family moved to Kiowa. She was respected for her many graces, dying as she had lived, in the faith of a bright resurrection. She leaves a husband and three children to mourn her loss, and who have parted with their best earthly friend - a mother."
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Died: Joseph and Ella Burdett's youngest child died Tuesday night. Asthma was the cause of death. Little Ella was three years old and was the pet of the family. [Hazelton news]

Feb 12, 1890
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Died: Johnnie, the infant son of James and Mabel Urton, aged 4 months, died last Saturday morning, six miles southeast of this place, and was buried here Sunday afternoon. Funeral services were conducted at the Christian church by Rev. Cain, pastor of the Baptist church.
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Died: John Hutchins died at 12 o'clock, Thursday night, February 6, 1890, in th is city. Deceased was a son of Thos. Hutchins, of this city, and was born Feb. 7, 1861. He had lived here many years, his father being among the early settlers. Deceased was married about five years ago to a Miss Tucker, and of this union three children were born, the youngest being but three weeks old. Deceased had been janitor and engineer for the public schools of this city for quite awhile, and died in his rooms in the school building. He was attacked with la grippe and the disease turned into pneumonia. School was dismissed Thursday afternoon that the noise made by the scholars would not disturb the janitor in his last hours. The funeral occurred Saturday morning under the direction of the Sons of Veterans, of which organization he was a member, Rev. North preached the funeral service, a very able one, at the Presbyterian church. [The last line or two is illegible.]
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Disinterred: The remains of George Geppert, who was killed here by bank robbers, in April, 1884, were disinterred last Sunday and shipped, with the monument that stood at the grave, to Allegan, Michigan, the old home of the deceased, where Mrs. Geppert is now living. S.E. Stone and T.S. Updyke, brother-in-law, and nephew, superintended the removal.

Feb 19, 1890
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Married: Wiley B. Winters and Miss Mary M. Strain, of the western part of the county, were united in the holy bonds of wedlock at the Osage Hotel, this city, on the 13th, by Judge Edwards.
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Died: Maggie Munson, the infant daughter of L. and Mary Munson, died of acute bronchitis, at 2 o'clock Monday morning in this city. She was buried at 4 o'clock that evening, Rev. North conducting the services at the home of the parents, in the north end of town. A number of small girls acted as pallbearers, and carried the little coffin to the cemetery. The funeral was largely attended. Maggie was two y ears and eighteen days old, and was one of the prettiest and most robust children in the city. She had suffered from a long attach of whooping cough and t his made her an easier victim to bronchitis. She was a pet with everyone who knew here and was always smiling. Beautiful in life, and even death could not take her beauty from her. The parents desire to express gratitude to all who were so kind to them in their time of deep sorrow. A friend of the family handed us the following [memorial poem, only Verse 1 included]: "She is not dead, but only sleeping; Though death is stamped upon her brow, While loving friends are softly weeping, She is with the angels now.

Mar 5, 1890
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Born: March 1st, to the wife of Enos Winnett, a daughter, Dr. Karr.
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Born: Dr. Burney reports a nice daughter to the wife of Dal Morris, born on the 1st.
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Married: Judge Edwards performed the marriage ceremony Monday for Wesley S. Winkler and Miss Lottie Maynard, both of McAdoo township.

Mar 12, 1890
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Married: J.F. Smith and Flora Jones, after burning midnight oil for many nights, discussing the grave problems of life, concluded on last Wednesday to settle the matter for all time, and accordingly, about 8 o'clock p.m., they called at the residence of George E. Kellogg, in Hazelton, a Justice of the Peace, and after stating their case, and presenting their written authority, endorsed by Probate Judge Edwards, Mr. Kellogg promptly performed the ceremony making them husband and wife. We extend best wishes to the young couple, and hope they may enjoy a long and happy life. [Hazelton news]
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Married: Jesse Scanlan and Theresa Corwin concluded to profit by the Smith-Jones example [above] and were married last Thursday night. May their pathway be strewn with flowers and their joys far exceed their sorrows. [Hazelton news]
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Born: Dr. Erwin and J.B. Highberger have each taken a boy to raise. They will be old enough to vote the democratic ticket in 1911. [Hazelton news]
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Married: At the home of the bride's father, William Doles, five miles west of Medicine Lodge, tomorrow, Thursday night, will occur the marriage of Harry Stevens and Miss Martha Doles, a well known and popular young couple of this community. Rev. Hahn will perform the ceremony. In advance, the entire Index force extends hearty congratulations. And @ Mar 19, pg 3, col 1: The marriage of Harry Stevens and Miss Martha Doles occurred on the 13th, at the home of the bride's father, as the Index announced it would. Only the relations and a few intimate friends were present. There were a number of valuable and useful presents given the young couple. On Friday, the bride and groom were entertained by Judge and Mrs. G.W. Stevens, at their home in this city. They will take up their residence at the Stevens farm, five miles east.

Mar 19, 1890
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Married: Henry J. Kelley and Miss Eva Altizer, both of this city, were married at Anthony, Kansas, on the 10th.
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Born: Dr. Karr reports a daughter born to the wife of James Watkins, on the 10th.
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Born: Dr. Kociell reports a boy for James Hasson; a boy for B.F. Teal; and a boy for T.A. McNeal, all within the past five days.

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Died: Harry Lester, aged 4 months and 13 days, infant son of Frank and Alice Colborn, died on the 19th at their home, 9 miles southeast, and was buried here on the 20th.

Apr 2, 1890
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Born: In this city, march 30th, to the wife of W.G. Bristow, a boy.

Apr 16, 1890
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Married: At the residence of the parents of the groom, in this city, Sunday afternoon, April 13th, by Elder J.E. Nicholson, Mr. Arthur Dollar and Miss Eva Laurie. The young couple have many friends in this city. They received a number of useful presents, among which were: A dinner set, from Clarence Thompson, Wm. Mumford, Lillie Eldred and Annie Harding; glass set from Charlie Eldred and Birdie Laurie; hand-painted picture throw, Laura Tucker; dozen handsome table napkins, Dr. Karr and Mattie Karr; 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; handsome pair of vases, May and Della Dollar.
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Married: At the home of the bride's father, in Sharon township, on Sunday, April 13th, 1890, by T.W. Davis, J.P., Abraham Demott and Mintre Lucinda Bernard, both of Sharon township.
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Birthday: Mr. August Langhorst was thirty-six years old last Saturday. His wife determined to give him a little surprise. She fixed up the nicest dinner the market could afford and invited all the neighbors to come help eat it. They all went, and when Mr. Langhorst came home, at 12:30 o'clock, the doors were closed, the curtains down, and nothing unusual was seen on the outside, but forty pairs of eyes were watching him from behind the curtains. He was completely caught. He had not a suspicion until he opened the door to walk in, when he was greeted with a laugh that staggered him. The dinner was excellent and was well served, and after it was over, many ladies spent the afternoon there in a friendly neighborhood visit. Several neat presents were received, and Mr. and Mrs. Langhorst enjoyed the occasion as thoroughly as did their guests.

Apr 23, 1890
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Died: Miss Belle Priest died at the home of her parents, four miles north of this city, about 1 o'clock Friday morning, of typhoid fever, and was buried at Highland cemetery at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Services were conducted at the residence, by Rev. J.B. North. A large number of people from the country and some from the city attended the funeral. She was 20 years of age and popular with all who knew here.
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Died: John Ramsey, formerly of this city, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. D.E. Sheldon, at Kansas City, Kansas, on Saturday, April 19th, and was buried at Highland Cemetery near this city, last Sunday, the 20th. The funeral services were conducted at the grave by Rev. J.B. North, of the Presbyterian church. Mr. Ramsey was born at Miamisville, Ohio, Oct. 2, 1822, was married at that place on December 17th, 1846, to Ann Buckingham, by whom he had five children, all of whom are living. They are all well known here. They are W.B. Ramsey, Mrs. D.E. Sheldon, Mrs. Ettie Bender, now of Oklahoma, Mrs. Amelia Welch, of Trinidad, Colorado, and Mrs. Olds, also of Colorado. W.B. Ramsey and Mrs. Sheldon accompanied the remains to this city. Mr. Ramsey came to this county in 1876 and entered land near this city. He has lived here almost continuously, and always claimed this as his home. He was well known to all the older residents; he was liked and respected by all.
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Born: Dr. Karr reports a girl born on the 19th, in this city, to the wife of D.P. Chapman.
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Marriage: Cards are out announcing the wedding, at Attica, today, April 23rd, of Mahlon A. Wuner and Miss Lillian M. Kelso, both of that city. Mr. Wuner is brakeman on t his branch of the Santa Fe. They will reside in this city.

Apr 30, 1890
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Died: Ray Burney, aged 12 years and 12 days, died at the home of his father, Dr. B.R. Burney, in this city at an early hour on Sunday morning, April 27, 1890, of congestion of the liver and chronic Bright's disease. He had been a sufferer for eight years, though confined to his bed but a few days in his last illness. He was an obedient son and was popular with his playmates. The funeral services occurred Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Presbyterian church, being conducted by Rev. North, the pastor, assisted by the other ministers of the city. There was a very large attendance of the friends of the family.
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Died: "Another Sudden Death" - Frank Streeter, aged about 30 years, son of D.R. Streeter, of Kiowa, a well known cattle man, died, very suddenly, at his home 12 miles east of Keystone Station, Indian Territory, Friday morning, April 25th at 7 o'clock. He was out milking and without complaining previously, he fell forward, unconscious. His brother-in-law, D.T. Flynn, postmaster of Guthrie, Ok., was there with his family and they and Mrs. Streeter were aroused and at once endeavored to restore life to the unfortunate. A man was dispatched to the railroad to telegraph for a doctor, and Mr. Flynn walked six miles to the nearest camp for medicine. Mrs. Flynn and Mrs. Streeter spent the entire forenoon applying hot cloths to the inanimate form, but death had probably claimed its victim when he fell over unconscious. The father of the deceased and Dr. Cloud went down from Kiowa, Friday, but they could do no good. The physician said the cause of death was rheumatism of the heart. The body was taken to Kiowa, Sunday, and after services by Rev. Holliday, it was laid away in its last earthly resting place. Deceased was well known to all early residents of Barber county, and he commanded a host of friends. Five years ago he was married to Miss Fannie Blanton, one of the most popular ladies of the county, daughter of Hon. N.B. Blanton, of Hazelton. Of this union one child, a pretty girl now four years old, was born. Besides these, deceased leaves a father, mother, two sisters and a brother to mourn his untimely departure.
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Died: "Her Second Death" - It will be remembered that several weeks ago Miss Lucy Percival, living with her folks near Lodi, southwest of this city, after suffering for months with consumption, apparently died and was prepared for burial. She came to life and related a most remarkable experience, claiming that she had been to heaven, associated with angels, heard the harps and enjoyed the grand sights of streets of gold and jasper walls, and that she had been finally returned to earth - after passing out the pearly gates and floating along the river Jordan in a rich and smooth sailing boat. The story of the young lady was told and retold and many people went to see her. She appeared to get better after her trance and for a few days was up and around the house, very cheerful but very earnest in her endeavors to prepare all around her for the beautiful Zion that she appeared to know the existence of so well. But her old malady again asserted itself and conquered her earthly body, and last Saturday she again passed into that sleep that knows no earthly awakening. There was no mistake about the death this time, and on Monday the earthly casket was returned to earth, and the spirit of Lucy Percival returned to the God who gave it.

May 7, 1890
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Marriage License: Issued last Saturday to Joseph T. Fash and Miss Annie McGregor, both of Elwood township.
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Married: John J. Chilcott, aged 20, and Miss Zorah E. Wyer, aged 15, were last Saturday licenses to get married by Judge Edwards and the ceremony occurred Sunday afternoon, eight miles southeast of town at the home of the bride's parents, Rev. Cain officiating.
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Married: At the home of the bride's mother, south of Medicine Lodge two miles, Sunday afternoon, May 4th, occurred the marriage of Joseph E. Harbaugh, of Nippewalla township and Miss Belle Moore, Judge Edwards officiating. Only the family and a few intimate friends witnessed the ceremony.

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Died: "A Sudden Death" - At the home place, seven miles east of Medicine Lodge, Saturday evening, May 10th, Mrs. Alice Stockstill, wife of Thos. B. Stockstill, dropped dead at the supper table of heart disease or apoplexy. She had been complaining of not feeling well for several days, but Saturday she was better and sat down to supper. Having occasion to get up for something, she staggered and fell into the arms of her husband, and died without speaking a word or making a struggle. A messenger was dispatched to Sharon and Dr. Karr and Dr. Higgins, who chanced to be there, responded but death had been instantaneous, and they could only conjecture as to the cause. Deceased, whose maiden name was Jones, was about 41 years old. She was married to Mr. Stockstill in Missouri, in Cass county we believe. She leaves a broken hearted husband and seven interesting children to mourn her untimely departure. She was a devoted wife and mother, and had many friends. The remains were buried at Sharon cemetery Sunday afternoon, in the presence of a large concourse of friends. The funeral services were conducted at the M.E. church, be Rev. Mann, she being a member of that church.

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Married: At the home of the bride's parents, near Medicine Lodge, on Sunday, May 18, 1890, occurred the marriage of Permenas B. Cole, Jr., and Miss Kate Aubly, two well known and popular young people of this community. Rev. D.W. Phillips, of the M.E. church performed the ceremony. Mr. Cole is a son of P.B. Cole, one of the most extensive stockmen and farmers of this county, and the young man has in him the elements of a successful business man. The bride is a very pleasant and practical lady worthy of a good husband.

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Birthday: Mr. R. Lawrence celebrated his fifty-fifth birthday last Saturday. A fine dinner was spread and all present did it ample justice. Spring chicken and new potatoes, the first of the season, constituted a part of the bill of fare. Preserved pears and peaches, put up in Illinois eight years ago, flanked by fine fresh strawberries and a variety of elegant cakes and many et ceteras, made a very tempting meal. The report that it was his seventy-fifth birthday was a mistake, but every one who knows him hopes that he may enjoy good health until long after his centennial.

Jun 4, 1890
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Marriage License: Alfred Sartin and Miss Callie Hart, both of Hazelton township, were granted a marriage license last Thursday, by Judge Edwards. No doubt by this time she's Sartin of her Alfred and he's Sartin of his Hart.
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Born: Saturday, May 31st, 1890, to the wife of M.E. Roddy, an 11 pound son. Dr. Moore in attendance.
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Married: Jacob U. Romig and Miss Annie Blickenderfer were married in this city last Sunday, by Rev. D.W. Phillips, of the M.E. church.

Jun 18, 1890
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Born: S.S. Robinson is kept out of the harvest field by a new boy. [Hazelton news]
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Born: A son was born to the wife of O.C. Rogers, at Beatrice, Nebraska, on the 6th. Mrs. Rogers was formerly Miss Stella Sparks of this city.
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Died: Verna, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Hubbard, died in this city last Saturday, June 14th, and was buried Sunday afternoon. Her age was two months and eleven days. Dr. Phillips conducted funeral services at the home of the parents, and the remains were followed to the grave by a large number of friends of the family. The bereaved father and mother have the sympathy of their many friends in [the loss] of their first born.
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Birthday: On Friday night, Mrs. Lappin gave quite an extensive party in honor of her eldest son, Cecil's sixteenth birthday. The young ladies and gentlemen, as well as the kids, are enthusiastic over the pleasures and enjoyment the evening afforded them.

Jun 25, 1890
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Born: Monday morning, June 23, 1890, in this city, to the wife of Roll B. Clark, a daughter. Dr. Gould in attendance.
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Born: Friday night, June 20th, to the wife of Eli C. Benedict of the Medicine Lodge stock farm, a son. The farm is large, as is the house, but it required the full capacity of both to contain Eli and his exuberant spirits. Dr. Karr in attendance.
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Married: Today is the time set for the marriage of Dan. B. Croll and Miss Sallie Blanton, both of Hazelton. Mr. Croll is a merchant of that city and Miss Blanton is a daughter of Hon. N.B. Blanton. This is a very popular young couple and their many friends will hope to see them succeed in life.
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Died: "Died of His Injuries" - Monday morning, March 24th, 1890, John G. Stevens, an Englishman working at the Medicine Lodge Cement Works, was caught under a falling arch in one of the brick bake ovens, and so great was the weight on his body that his spinal column was injured beyond recovery, the lower half of his body being completely paralyzed. He was taken to his home, two miles southwest of town, and given every attention, surgical and otherwise, that could be commanded, but he gradually grew weaker and died Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock, June 22nd. His body was great emaciated and the flesh had nearly disappeared from the hips and legs. He had been unconscious most of the time for a week. The body was buried Monday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. Dr. Phillips, of the M.E. church, conducting services at the house and at the grave. Next Sunday, at the M.E. church, in this city, the funeral will be preached by Dr. Phillips. Deceased leaves a widow and three children to mourn his departure. During his affliction, the citizens of this community were very kind to him and his family. The proceeds of two entertainments were given to them and private donations of food, clothing, and luxuries were frequent and competent nurses were provided for the unfortunate. Drs. Karr and Gillette were the first surgeons to attend Mr. Stevens the hour he was hurt; Dr. Moore then took charge of the case; Dr. Kuder of Wichita was secured as an expert by Mr. Best [owner of the gypsum mill]. Lately Dr. Gould had visited the patient, but he was beyond surgical skill from the very first.
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Died: Minnie, the infant daughter of Dal and Gertrude Morris, aged 4 months, died in this city yesterday of cerebral meningitis. The father, who is near Chicago undergoing surgical treatment for a broken ankle, could not get here, and so the remains will be buried this morning at 10 o'clock.
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Died: "Accidentally Killed" - Thursday night, June 19th, Dr. Karr was called to the home of Wm. Clements, ten miles southwest of Sun city, in Deerhead township, to attend his son, Wm. S. Clements, aged 17 years who had accidentally shot himself. The young man and his 14-year-old brother were out in the canyons looking for wolves, their weapon being a shotgun loaded with buck shot. Wm. S. was leaning his left wrist on the gun, the muzzle being pointed at his body. His brother was tormenting him, in a playful way when Wm. S. attempted to kick him, but his foot hit the gun hammer and discharged the weapon. The load tore off his left hand and wrist and entered his left side below and in front of the twelfth rib, tearing a great hole into the cavity. The victim lived five hours, until nine o'clock Thursday night, when he died. He was conscious all of the time and his statement of the occurrence was in accordance with that made by his brother. No inquest was held. Deceased was born at Holton, Kansas. His father and family have lived here several years.

Jul-Dec 1890

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