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 (

Oct 2, 1901
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Born: A new girl arrived at the home of F.W. Romig and wife September 22nd. We are a little late in the announcement, but cigars are acceptable all the same.
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Born: Kiowa Review - To Mr. and Mrs. F.P. Atkinson, Monday morning, September 23, 1901, a girl. Since the arrival of the little lady, Frank does nothing but sing and shout for joy. We are satisfied that the bill of fare of the Hardwick is of the very best as this makes two kids for that hotel inside of a month.
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Died: [A lengthy report of the death of an infant child born to Maggie Lewis, daughter of John Lewis. The infant lived only a few hours. There was a coroner’s inquest which rendered a verdict of death by natural causes.]
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Died: Samuel Madden died on Friday morning, September 27, 1901. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, conducted by Elder W.T. McLain. Mr. Madden was 64 years, 7 months and 25 days of age. He was taken sick in July and was a patient sufferer ever since that time. His sickness was caused from bowel trouble. In parting with Mr. Madden, Medicine Lodge and Barber county loses an industrious and excellent citizen. He has lived here a long time and, like many others, has had his ups and downs, but his honor and honesty were always above question or suspicion. A wife, three sons and two daughters survive him. One of his daughters lives in the east. The other daughter is Mrs. Thos. Soper, of this place. The sons are Noble and Johnson of Eagle township and Charles who lives at home. The many friends of the family extend sympathy to the wife, sons and daughters in the loss they have sustained. And on Oct 16, @ pg 2: Samuel Madden died at his home in Medicine Lodge, Kansas, on Friday morning, September 27, 1901, at the age of 64 years, and 25 days. He was the son of Gabriel Madden and Elizabeth Barker, his mother having married a second time. Mr. Barker was a noted Baptist preacher of Platte county, Mo. He has been dead several years and is buried at Fair Mount, Kansas. She is also dead. Mr. Madden has one sister, Mrs. Johnson Williams of Grass Valley, California, and one brother, John Madden, living when last heard from, in the valleys of California, and a half brother, Marion Madden, also living in California. At the age of 14, Mr. Madden left Camden, Mo., and crossed the plains in the year 1852, overland to California and stood guard many night watching for the wild Indians. They stopped the train twice, but no serious trouble resulted. On arriving in California, Mr. Madden settled at Nevada City. He went from there to Grass Falls, where, as he grew older, he bought mining claims and did well. In 1862, he sold his interests in the mines. In 1865, he married Anna Williams, daughter of Capt. Wm. Williams, living in Australia when last heard from. Mr. and Mrs. Madden spent many happy years together but the parting has come with all its sorrows and tears. But God does all things for the best. Mr. Madden was laid to rest in Highland cemetery at Medicine Lodge where he rests in sublime peace.
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Died: Eliza Smith, of Elm Mills township, wife of John Smith, died last Wednesday evening, September 25th, of typhoid fever. She was seventy years of age. Mrs. Smith was one of Barber county’s most highly respected old ladies and in her death, the people of Elm Mills township lose a dear friend.

Oct 9, 1901
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Died: Mr. and Mrs. O.J. Hitt have the sincere sympathy of their many medicine Lodge friends in the loss of their baby boy, James J. Hitt. The child was four months and seventeen days old. It died of dyspepsia. The funeral services were held last Wednesday, conducted by Rev. J.F. Irwin.
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Married: Willard F. Cline and Henrietta L. Kreie, both of Kiowa, were married in the parlor at the Grand Hotel on Saturday, Oct. 5, 1901. Probate Judge Lacy tied the knot in royal style. Mr. Cline is stenographer in J.W. Metz’s extensive store and is a young man of exceptionally good traits. We wish him and his beautiful bride a happy and prosperous life.
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Died: The friends of Felix Reif and family are pained and shocked to hear that he met his death last Thursday by being thrown under a horse. The accident happened in Woods county about 40 miles southwest of Kiowa, on Wednesday evening, October 2nd. A neighbor came to Kiowa for a physician but before the doctor got there the next day, Mr. Reif was dead. On account of the condition of the body, interment was made necessary almost immediately after death and he was buried on the homestead. Mr. Reif leaves a wife and three children. He was a member of the A.O.U.W. lodge of this city and carried $2,000 insurance. His grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Felix Reif, reside west of this city, his father is now in Mexico and a mother and brother live in Wisconsin. The deceased had been a citizen of Barber county for a number of years, but about two weeks ago he moved to a claim on the Yellowstone, about 60 miles south and west. He was a strong man and a natural horseman. He was one of the best riders we ever knew, but it cost his life. He was breaking a very bad one at the time of the fatal accident. The horse threw itself backwards and caught Felix before he could get out of the saddle. He lived less than a day. All who knew him are sorry to learn of his death. He was an industrious, upright young man devoted to his family, a nice neighbor ready at all times to lend a helping hand to those in need and distress. In sickness, he was always a comforter and his charity was boundless. We extend to his widowed wife and fatherless children and aged grandparents our heartfelt sympathy.
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Married: Johnathan D. Matthews and Julia F. Gallagher were united in marriage on Monday, October 7, 1901, Rev. J.J. Griffin, pastor of the Baptist church officiating. Mr. Mathews is one of the county’s most substantial stockmen and an excellent citizen in every respect. His bride is a most estimable lady and will be a valuable helpmate to share his prosperity and assist him in his life’s work. We extend congratulations. Mr. and Mrs. Mathews left the same day for a trip to Indiana. They will be gone about a month.

Oct 16, 1901
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. H.L. Williams on Saturday, Oct. 12th, a big boy. Dr. Cushenbery in attendance. Cigars, Harve.
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Married: At the home of the bride’s parents in Enon neighborhood on Wednesday evening of last week there were united in marriage Mr. William R. Hendricks and Miss Dora E. Rogers, a most excellent couple of young people. Mr. Hendricks is a handsome young man with fine qualities. Miss Rogers is a beautiful young lady. At the close of the ceremony, the little company present retired to the dining room and all enjoyed heartily a most bountiful and elegant supper. We can only wish for them a most happy and useful life. Rev. J.J. Griffin, pastor of the Medicine Lodge Baptist church officiated.
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Born: Dr. Moore reports a boy baby born to Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Reutlinger on Friday, Oct. 11th.
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Died: “Mrs. Maggie Rule Dead”- Again the dark shadow has passed over our community and left many sad hearts and sorrowing friends caused by the death of Mrs. Maggie Rule, wife of Oliver Rule, one of our worthy citizens. Mrs. Rule was born in Hickory county, Missouri, Nov. 4, 1870, living there until she married. December 12, 1897 she emigrated to Barber county with her husband. They have only been permitted to live together in prosperity and happiness about four years. Mrs. Rule only left one child to weep after a mother’s love. Mrs. Rule died Oct. 8, 1901. The community at large pains in sympathy for the bereaved husband and family. The deceased has been a devoted Christian for 15 years and was always willing and ready to do all she could for the cause she loved so well and at last when death came she whispered she was anxiously waiting to receive her reward. Funeral services were held at the Christian church, conducted by Rev. Atwell, to a large and appreciative audience after which the remains were conveyed to the cemetery followed by a large number of people.

Oct 23, 1901
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Anniversary: Mr. and Mrs. B.S. Kauffman celebrated their 20th anniversary Saturday evening. There were many invited guests and the evening was very pleasantly spent.
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Died: On Thursday, Oct. 17, 1901, J.C. Robertson, of Eagle township, died of pneumonia at the age of 70 years. Mr. Robertson was one of Barber county’s most highly respected citizens, a substantial farmer and venerable old gentleman who enjoyed the good will and friendship of all with whom he had an acquaintance. His dealings among men were always honest and cordial and his example in life is one from which the younger generation may profit. He is survived by one son, Wm. Robertson, and a son-in-law, Geo. W. Frisby, who have the sincere sympathy of many friends. Funeral services were conducted from the residence on Friday by Rev. J.F. Irwin, of this city. The remains were laid to rest in the family grave by the side of the wife and mother who preceded him three years ago.
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Married: “Happily Wedded” - William H. Cooke, of Lake City, and Helen Burton, of this city, were united in marriage at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. O.C. Howe, on Sunday, Oct. 20, 1901. Rev. L.M. Belden, pastor of the Presbyterian church, conducted the ceremony. Mr. Cooke is a substantial and progressive agriculturist and stockman of Barber county. He is shrewd and honest in business and cultivates the friendship of all he meets. He has been a citizen among us for many years, has shared with his friends and neighbors in prosperity, as well as in reverses and through it all has ever been the same genial wholesouled good natured self-made man. He has to interesting little daughters who have ever been his pride. They are bright little children and with the assistance of the helpmate he has chosen, they are destined to grow up surrounded by advantages that will make them accomplished and refined ladies. The bride is one of those domestic ladies who win the friendship and confidence of everybody. She is quiet and dignified in appearance and bright in conversation. She is superiorly qualified to assume a woman’s station in the household and superintend the work to which she has been called. Mr. and Mrs. Cooke have begun housekeeping at their comfortable home in Lake City township. The Index joins with their numerous friends in extending good wishes and congratulations.

Oct 30, 1901
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Born: A big 10 pound boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. V.S. Cook last Wednesday, Oct. 23, 1901. Dr. Moor in attendance.
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Married: Brookfield (Mo.) Budget - Miss Annie Ramsey, of near Snowden, and Arthur Maddox, of Sharon, Kansas, were married Wednesday, Oct. 23rd. The bride is one of Linn county’s popular young ladies and the groom is a prosperous farmer in Kansas. He is a native Linn countian and was raised near Snowden. The many friends of the young couple wish them much happiness. The Index is glad to learn that Arthur has bidden farewell to bachelordom and we welcome his bride to Barber county.
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Married: Frank B. Cahal and Carrie M. Fullerton, of Kiowa, took out a marriage license at the probate judge’s office last Thursday, Oct. 24.
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Marriage pending: Invitations are out announcing the marriage of County Attorney Samuel Griffin and Blanche Young. The wedding will take place at the Episcopal church, Wednesday morning, November 6th.

Nov 6, 1901
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Marriage License: Probate Judge Lacy issued a marriage license on Monday to Robert D. Blaine of Pratt and Lela L. Burns of Sawyer. The groom is a son of the celebrated David W. Blaine, the great politician and implement dealer of southwestern Kansas.
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Married: William Mays and Marcia L. Jarvis, of Elwood township, were united in marriage by Probate Judge Lacy yesterday. The groom is one of Barber county’s prosperous stockmen and the bride is one of the accomplished daughters of Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Jarvis and one of the county’s best qualified school teachers. We wish this estimable couple a happy married life.
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Probate Judge Lacy united Ralph B. Walker, of Sun City, and Mary P. Cockron, of Mineral Springs, Ok., in marriage on Saturday, Nov. 2, 1901. The ceremony took place in the parlors of the Central Hotel. The groom is a nephew of Commissioner H.C. Walker and the bride is an accomplished young lady who has many friends in the western part of the county and at different places in Oklahoma. We wish the young couple unbounded happiness and success.

Nov 13, 1901
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Marriage License: Judge Lacy issued a marriage license last Thursday, Nov. 7th, to T.E. Bruner, of Longsdale, Kansas, and H.H. Shidley, of Augusta, Ok., of Augusta, Ok.
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Married: “Orange Blossoms” - A most interesting and impressive ceremony took place at St. Mark’s church last Wednesday morning on the occasion of the marriage of Miss Blanche Young to Mr. Samuel Griffin. Long before the house set for the services, the church was filled with the friends of the young couple, and sharp on the stroke of 10 o’clock, the organ began to play the marriage hymn as the bridal party presented themselves at the church porch where they were met by the priest and his attending acolyte bearing the cross. Slowly to the sweet strains of the music, they marched to the chancel step where the bridegroom with his best man, Mr. John Wilkins, awaited them. There they paused and the first part of the ceremony took place. Thence the entire party proceeded to the altar rail where the marriage proper was performed. Solemnly and distinctly were the questions asked, and as deliberately and plainly were the answers given. The ring given and received in token of the troth plighted and granted, the hands joined in evidence of the sincerity of purpose in exchanging the life long promises and vows which death only might dissolve, and the wrists having been bound together to show the binding nature of the compact, they were declared from henceforth to be man and wife. Side by side as they knelt before the altar to receive the church’s benediction upon their union, many a silent prayer breathed for their welfare and then to the glad strains of the “Wedding March,” they withdrew to being “life’s march” in earnest. The church had been tastefully decorated with choice plants by loving hands and presented a beautiful sight with its flower-laden altar shining with the lights from many candles. The bride was dressed in a wine colored corduroy opened over a vest of white silk chiffon, and she carried a wreath of “Bride’s Roses” over her arm. She was attended by her maid of honor, Miss Mildred Gano, who was becomingly attired in a castor dress of “De la Reme,” slashed with a delicate hue of satin lace-up, à la mode Victoire and bore a bouquet of pink roses. The bridegroom in his suit of black broadcloth presented an ideal of the up-to-date bridegroom. The ceremony was performed by the Rector of St. Mark’s church, while Master Allen Hibbard acted as “Crucifer,” with Miss Frances Case as ring bearer, both of whom added a most pleasing feature to the pretty scene. The music which was of a high order was rendered by the Choir of St. Mark’s, assisted by Prof. Shepardson, with Mrs. Shephardson, who presided most acceptably at the organ. The arrangements were perfectly carried out by the ushers, F.E. Read and J.N. Tincher. The profusion of handsome gifts presented is evidence in itself of the universal popularity of the newly married couple and the list is too long to admit even of passing mention. The bride is too well and widely known to need introduction to our townspeople, for she has grown up in our midst and by her loving character and genial manners, has long endeared herself to old and young who know her. The groom is one of Medicine Lodge’s attorneys and has twice been elected to the office of county attorney. This young couple starts out with the good wishes of a host of friends and not least among them the heartiest congratulations and kindliest sympathies of the Index. May their path through life be lighted with continual sunshine and may their journey be a pleasant and prosperous one. Mr. and Mrs. Griffin left immediately after the ceremony for Dubuque, Iowa. They will be at home to their friends December 15th.
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Died: Mrs. Orsey McCorkle died in this city, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W.S. Rhodes, on Tuesday, Nov. 5th, 1901, at 10:30 a.m. Orsey Forwards was born in Trubull Co., O., Oct. 18, 1826. She was married to John McCorkle in 1845 and came to Kansas in 1857 and settled in Chase county. In spite of the hardships of pioneer life, they built a nice home which she owned at the time of her death. Her husband died July 11, 1880. She was a patient sufferer with Asthma for 40 years. In spite of her suffering, she was always cheerful and loved by all who knew her. The funeral sermon was preached at the home of Mrs. Rhodes at 10 o’clock, Wednesday morning, by Elder W.T. McLain of the Christian church, of which she was a member. She leaves four children to mourn her loss: Mrs. Celia Zellars, of Topeka; Mrs. L.M. Barr, of Harper, and Mrs. W.S. Rhodes and J.E. McCorkle of this city. The remains were taken to Chase county for burial. [Followed by Card of Thanks signed by John McCorkle and wife; W.S. Rhodes and wife, and Mrs. Alice Barr.]

Nov 20, 1901
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Born: Dr. Cushenbery reports a girl baby born to Mr. and Mrs. G. Olson, the 9th.
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Born: To Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hoover, Sunday, Nov. 10th, a girl baby of regulation weight. This notice should have appeared last week.
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Marriage License: Judge Lacy issued a marriage license last Wednesday, Nov. 13th, to Melvin Strong and Dolly Beckley, both of Kiowa.
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Born: Dr. Moore reports a girl baby born to Mr. and Mrs. Will Hendrickson of Lake City township, on Friday morning, Nov. 15th.
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Born: Dr. Moore reports a big boy baby born to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Martin on Monday, the 18th. on Monday, the 18th.
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Born: Rev. and Mrs. J.J. Griffin welcomed a handsome son at their home last Wednesday, Nov. 13th. Dr. Cushenbery in attendance.
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Birthday: On Tuesday of last week - the same being Mrs. Burd Lacy’s 75th birthday - her daughters, Misses Rose and Sarah, gave her a birthday dinner, and it was a dinner fit for a king to sit down to. All present enjoyed themselves and wishes Mrs. Lacy many happy birthdays. Those present were: Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Simpson, Mrs. Wm. Martin, Mrs. Ed Youmans, Mrs. Kinkaid, Mrs. Davenport, Mrs. Chenoweth, Mr. and Mrs. Kidd, Mrs. Fred Hoyt, Mrs. Juston, Mrs. Charley Taliaferro, Mrs. Dr. Tedrow, Mrs. David Iford, Kitty Lacy and David Nation. Elder David Nation led the devotional exercises by reading a scripture lesson, and in prayer followed by Mrs. Johnson. Mrs. Fred Hoyt furnished splendid music from the organ. Good Old Grandma Lacy received many nice and valuable presents.
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Died: Dr. L.B. Gillett died at Beatrice, Nebraska, Nov. 3rd. He was a practicing physician in Medicine Lodge several years, leaving here in the latter ‘80s. He was in ill health for several years. Mrs. Gillett and Mrs. J.C. Davis, of this city, are sisters.
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Died: Kiowa News - Dr. Chas. H. Downtain was born in Beth county, Kentucky, June 18th, 1844, and departed this life on Nov. 12th, 1901. He had been growing more feeble for several months and the end was not unexpected, yet it came with a shock, some of our people hardly knew he was sick. Dr. Downtain was one of the early settlers. For a time he was engaged in farming and stock raising and he also practiced medicine some. He also held the office of Police Judge of Kiowa for two years and was serving his second term as Justice of the Peace at the time of his death. His health had been frail for years. Many will remember his feeble figure as he came from home to town, leaning heavily on his cane. The funeral services were in charge of the Masons, of which order he was a member. Rev. Milsap, a former friend and intimate acquaintance, preached the funeral sermon, being assisted in the service by Revs. Marsh and Dibbens. The church was beautifully decorated and a choir composed of singers from both churches sang appropriate hymns.

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Born: F.R. Hayes and wife welcomed a fine boy baby at their home Friday morning, November 22nd. Dr. J.T. Cushenbery in attendance.

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Born: A boy baby was born to Mr. and Mrs. M.F. Word last Wednesday, November 27. Mr. and Mrs. Word reside at Grand, Oklahoma, but Mrs. Word is staying with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Woodward, in this city.

Dec 11, 1901
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Married: Probate Judge Lacy united Jesse Thornburg and Minnie E. Kimes in marriage on Saturday, the 7th. The groom resides at Great Bend and the bride near Kiowa. The couple left on the evening train for the groom’s home.
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Died: Jesse Woodruff died at his parents’ home in Kingman yesterday morning at 2 o’clock. He was taken home sick last Wednesday and his condition grew worse continuously. He died of typhoid-pneumonia fever. Jesse was a model young man. He lived in our city about a year, having been connected with the Santa Fe depot and telegraph office. He was a member of the A.O.U.W., the M.E. church and Epworth League of this city. His Epworth League friends sent a beautiful floral wreath for his casket, to Kingman yesterday. The people of Medicine Lodge extend their most sincere sympathy to the bereaved parents.
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Died: On Thursday, December 7, 1901, at 12:12 p.m., Henry Harrison Hardy passed from mortality into immortality, after courageously and patiently enduring lung disease for twenty-five years. His death came at a time when his friends and neighbors were not fully prepared to hear of his departure, although he had not been able to be out of the house for nearly five months. About twenty-five years ago he was attacked with serious lung infection and at that time his death was expected. But after a long term treatment, he conquered. He has been bedfast many times since, and finally his strength was exhausted and he surrendered to the decree that all mankind must sooner or later obey. Henry Harrison Hardy was born at Lancaster, Ohio, September 9, 1836; died at Medicine Lodge, Kansas, December 5, 1901, aged 65 years, 2 months, 26 days. He came to Barber county in March 1880, settling on a farm a short distance west of Medicine Lodge and remained there until his health became impaired when he moved to the city, engaging in different pursuits. Early in the civil war, he enlisted and at the time of his discharge at the close, he was Lieutenant in Company H, 47th Illinois volunteers. He served Barber county in the capacity of probate judge from 1886 to 1890 with honor and ability. Judge Hardy was a man with strong moral convictions and he exemplified them without fear or favor in his everyday life. He was by no means what many in this day are pleased to call a “policy” man. He had a keen conception of right, was always sincere and honest in his actions and expected the same high standard from others. His citizenship among us cannot be over estimated in value. His means were limited but his counsel, his industry and his Christian character stand as a monument to his memory and as an example to the rising generation. The funeral services were conducted at the family residence on Friday afternoon and the body laid to peaceful rest in Highland cemetery. Rev. J.F. Irwin, pastor of the M.E. church of which he was a member, conducted the services. His comrades of the G.A.R. attended in a body to pay their tribute and respect to one who had been near and dear to them, and the entire service was impressive and sublime. Let it be written on his epitaph that the life of Judge Hardy was not vain. The best part of his life was given to his country, his character molded by his own effort and his virtues always outshining his faults. He is survived by a wife, two sons and a daughter. Fred Hardy and Mrs. J.L. Ellsworth reside at Alva, O.T. Sherry T. Hardy lives with his mother. [G.A.R. memorial poem follows, along with a Card of Thanks from Mrs. Hardy, the sons and daughter,]
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Died: Mrs. Jane Howard dropped dead last Thursday afternoon, at her home in Turkey Creek township. Mrs. Howard was a widow, her husband having been killed in Colorado some years ago. The deceased was drawing near the 60s at the time of her death. She had long been a sufferer of heart trouble, and last Thursday afternoon she was attacked. She told her son that she believed she was going to die and the boy went to procure aid, but when he returned, she was lying on the bed dead. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gant, of Sun City. She leaves a father and mother to mourn her death. Her funeral was preached at 11 o’clock, Friday morning, by Rev. C.W. Owens, of Sun City. The remains were laid to rest in Soldier Creek cemetery on the Rockefeller ranch at Belvidere.

Dec 18, 1901
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Born: Dr. Moore reports a girl baby born to Mr. and Mrs. McKay of Valley township last Thursday, the 12th.
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Marriage License: Joseph E. Manley and Leona E. Ratzcliff, both of Sharon township, secured a marriage license from Probate Judge Lacy last Wednesday.
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Died: A young man by the name of Charley Bailus was thrown from a horse in Hazelton Saturday morning and died at 4 o’clock the same afternoon. Mr. Bailus was in the employment of J.F. Gamble and was highly respected by those who knew him. His parents reside in Colorado. They arrived in Hazelton Monday to take charge of the body. Mr. Bailus was a young man about 24 years of age, had lived in Hazelton something over a year and was engaged to marry an estimable lady in that city. He had many warm friends in the city and vicinity.

Dec 25, 1901
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Born: Dr. Moore reports a boy baby born to Mr. and Mrs. F.M. Lukens last Wednesday, December 18th.
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Died: “Joseph Young Accidentally Shot and Instantly Killed” - [Lengthy article about this accident which occurred near Elm Creek bridge when Mr. Young’s gun accidentally misfired. He was approximately 35 years old and left a widow and four small children. The funeral was held at the court house by Rev. Swan and Elder W.T. McLain. Please consult the microfilm for complete details.]
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Married: Roy Arterburn and Miss Dora Allen were united in marriage at the bride’s residence yesterday evening, December 24, 1901, at 8 o’clock. Rev. J.F. Irwin, pastor of the M.E. church, officiated. This young couple is so well and favorably known in Medicine Lodge that words from us are unnecessary. The groom is engaged in the real estate business with A.M. Houchin and the bride is an accomplished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose Allen. Mr. and Mrs. Arterburn begin life under most favorable prospects. The Index takes pleasure in joining their hosts of friends in extending congratulations and good wishes.
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Married: Mr. Man Clingerman and Miss Maggie High, both of Kiowa, were united in marriage at the Central Hotel parlor in this city on Monday, December 23rd, by Probate Judge Lacy. We used to live neighbor to the groom when he was an urchin of eight summers and the quarrels and good times we had are as vivid as though it had been yesterday. How times fly! The Index extends warmest congratulations.
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Married: Probate Judge Lacy issued a marriage license on Monday, December 23rd, to Fred Dicks and Etta Alford, of Hazelton. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. S.H. Dicks and the bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Alford. The Index wishes them a happy, prosperous married life. And on Jan 1, 1902, pg 1, col 5, Hazelton news - Fred Dicks and Etta Alford were married Christmas day and it is safe to bet that they will never do the likes again on that particular day, for if they didn’t get to listen to all of the noise the boys could think of Christmas night, we don’t know what it takes. We have a slight personal interest in their future success and could not help but feel that they deserved all they had to endure that evening. It will have a tendency to make them in the future sympathize with others in like trouble. That marriage makes us a father-in-law to a half interest in a grocery store and in the future we expect to provide a little better for our family. We can get credit now.
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Marriage License: James Hembree and Flora Downing, both of Sharon township, secured a marriage license last Friday, December 20th.

Jan-June 1902

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