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Redfield Herald
April 13 - June 1906

Bourbon County’s Redfield Herald was a weekly newspaper. The first issue, dated April 8, 1905, was published on Saturdays, with W.E. Stockmyer [referred to as Edd], as Editor. In October 1905, when Mr. and Mrs. Stockmyer left Kansas for New Mexico, publication changed from Saturdays to Fridays and J. Frank Pool replaced Mr. Stockmyer as Editor. At that point, the paper was considerably expanded; in addition to community news, coverage also included courthouse news and property transfers/deeds. Another editorial change occurred in October 1906 when Mr. Pool retired and Harry E. Luman became Editor. These extracts have 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 reel to verify an item. I do not have any further information about these individuals or families. Contributed by Ellen Knowles Bisson (

Apr 13, 1906

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Died: E.H. Olden, an old and highly respected citizen of Muscotah, died at his home there yesterday, age 85 years. He weighed 250 pounds and had been inactive of late years. He is survived by his wife who is 81 years old, and six children: Menzo Olden, of Ione, Oregon; Orlo Olden, of Fort Collins, Colo.; Arthur Olden, Abiline; Mrs. E.T. Hibbard, of Lake Geneva, Wis.; Mrs. C.C. Hart and Mrs. Harry Olden of Muscotah. The entire family will be here for the funeral which will be held tomorrow at 2 o’clock p.m., at Muscotah. He owned 2000 acres of land in that vicinity. Mr. and Mrs. Oldham [sic] have spent their summers in Wisconsin. They celebrated their golden wedding in Muscotah a year ago the 28th of last month. [Garland news]

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Engaged: Cards of invitation have been issued by Mr. and Mrs. A.I. Singmaster to the marriage of their daughter, Miss Olive Belle, to Mr. Case O. Whitford, on Wednesday, April 18, 1906, at 12 o’clock. The wedding will occur at the Singmaster’s beautiful home northwest of town and Rev. C.E. West will officiate. Mr. Whitford is the genial Frisco agent here, one of the stockholders of the Garland State Bank and an excellent gentleman. He will [be marrying] one of the best young ladies of this community. They will be at home in east Garland after May 1st. [see below for Marriage Licenses and report of wedding.]

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Baby Show: On last Tuesday afternoon all the seats were removed from the First Methodist Church of Fort Scott and about one hundred babies were put on exhibition and judged according to classification by three non-resident traveling men. The judges selected what they considered to be the most beautiful child of each class according to its age. Every winner received a solid silver spoon. The awards were as follows:

Class A - Verne Jenks, six months old, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Jenks, 17 Monroe Street

Class B - Dorothy D. Romig, aged six months and five days, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.W. Romig, corner of Wall and Main Streets.

Class C - Rosemond Richards, aged one year and one month, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Richards, 402 S. Crawford Street.

Class D - Mildred Grace Shipp, age one year and seven months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. Shipp, of 730 South Lowman Street.

Class E - Charles Vernon Todd, aged two years and one month, son of Mrs. Robert Todd of Richards, Mo.

Class F - Clara Bates Manning, aged two and a half years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Manning, 1302 South Judson Street.

The most popular baby was selected by vote and he prize in this instance was awarded to Pauline Jones, sixteen months old, an orphan and an inmate of the Goodlander Home.

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Died: Mrs. E.M. Parsons, mother of the late W.F. Parsons, died Saturday evening at 7:30. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon from the family home at 103 Market Street, and burial made in Evergreen Cemetery. Rev. Orchard officiated.

Died: LaRue Eggleston, one of the oldest and best known Frisco engineers living in fort Scott, is dead. Mr. Eggleston has been in ill health for almost a year, but not until he was stricken with pneumonia about ten days ago was it thought that he was in a dangerous condition. The funeral was held at the Episcopal Church last Sunday at noon, and the remains taken to Kansas City for burial.

Died: Andy Arnett died suddenly Sunday morning at his home, 120 North Crawford Street, Fort Scott. Mr. Arnett was for many years foreman of the blacksmith department of the Missouri Pacific shops, and a highly esteemed citizen. He was a native of Scotland, but when a small boy his parents removed to America, and he has lived in Fort Scott for seventeen years, during all of which time he has held the same position with the Missouri Pacific Company.

Died: Mrs. Lois Jane Ball died last Saturday at her home, corner of Wall and Broadway streets, Fort Scott, after a very short illness. Mrs. Ball was the wife of James Ball, the veteran Frisco engineer, and the mother of Mrs. J.H. Durkee, of Kansas City. The funeral services were held at the home and Rev. Albert Watkins, of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, delivered the funeral oration. Interment was made in Evergreen cemetery.

Apr 20, 1906

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Family Reunion: A pleasant family reunion was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Jennings at Marmaton Easter Sunday. Those present were: Mr. H.M. and J.J. Jennings and Miss Annie Jennings; Mr. Wm. Jennings, wife and daughter; Mr. Tom Jennings, wife and daughter; Mr. H.L. Jennings, wife and son from near Mapleton; Mr. Wm. Zimmerman, wife and daughter; Mr. Chas. Ballou, wife and four children from near Ronald; Mr. W.C. Crouch, wife and two daughters of Redfield; Mr. Roy Jennings, wife and daughter; Mr. August Zimmerman, wife and daughter Miss Mary and son Henry, from near Hepler; and Mrs. Emma Ballou, of Ronald. The entire family was present excepting Mr. I.N. Bollinger, wife and daughter, who were absent on account of the illness of Miss Jessie. A most enjoyable time was had an Mrs. Crouch was presented with a handsome memorial quilt.

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Died: Mrs. Katie Sprague, a resident of Uniontown, Kansas for some twenty years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary M. East, at Portland, Oregon, April 9, 1906. Mrs. Sprague is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Mary M. East and Mrs. Clara Patterson, of Newberg, Oregon; four brothers, E.H., W.T., and Andrew Cowan of Rockford, Kansas, and Loren Cowan, of Colorado; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Bordwell, of Hepler, Kans., and Mrs. Mary E. Mitchell, of Park City, Montana. She was laid to rest at Newberg, Oregon, April 11. Many friends will regret to hear of Mrs. Sprague’s demise, as she was a woman who had readily responded to the needs of her friends and neighbors in times of trouble.

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Marriage Licenses:

Apr 13 - C.O. Whitford and Olive B. Singmaster, both of Garland, Kas.

Apr 16 - R.E. Morgan and Cora L. Mason, both of Fort Scott


Apr 14 - W.F. Bell, of Iola, and Jessie Abbot, of Pleasanton, were married by the probate judge.

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Born: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gregory had a wee girl come to share their home, making her debut during the downpour Thursday night of last week.

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Birthday: E.M. Huffine celebrated his 70th milestone in life on the 13th and his children, Mesdames Minnie Meacham and Ella Clary and W.R. Huffine, together with all their family members, joined him at the table on that day. We trust that Uncle Ephrham may live to see another score of years in sun and shadow.

Died: The father of Mrs. Simons, living east of Garland, died Thursday, the 11th, near Arcadia, aged 80 years.

Apr 27, 1906

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Born: A good looking little boy of the usual avoirdupois knocked at Bill Simons front door on Monday and demanded admission. He was admitted and will probably remain for about 21 years.

Married: At the beautiful home of Mr. and Mrs. A.I. Singmaster, five miles northwest of Garland, at 12 o’clock on Wednesday, April 18, 1906, their daughter, Olive Bell, was united in marriage to C.O. Whitford, Rev. C.E. West of Arcadia officiating. Miss Louela Draper of Fort Scott acted as bridesmaid and Mr. Richard Hubbard, also of Fort Scott, as best man. Mrs. Ombria, a sister to the bride, played the wedding march. After the usual congratulations, about sixty guests were served to an elegant wedding dinner. Many useful and ornamental presents were given the bride and groom. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Singmaster, a very accomplished and winning young lady and has a host of friends who wish her all the joys of wedded bliss. Mr. Whitford is employed by the Frisco at Garland as operator and ticket agent and during his stay here of one and a half years has won many friends who extend to him hearty congratulations. Mr. and Mrs. Whitford left Ft. Scott over the Frisco at 6:50 on April 18th for Kansas City, Mo., and Manhattan, Kans., where they will visit relatives and will be at home in Garland to their many friends after May 1st. [Garland news]

May 4, 1906

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Died: Our community is saddened by the death of Mrs. Hattie Goss, which occurred on Monday at 4 p.m., after about three months of intense suffering. The deceased was the daughter of Gen. Joseph Bailey, of Red River expedition fame, and was born near Lanark, Carroll county, Ill., Nov. 19, 1848. She moved with the family to Wisconsin later, where they resided until 1866, when the family located to Vernon co., Mo., southeast of Garland. In 1872 she was united in marriage to Dr. Eugene Goss, and to this union were born five children, four of whom survive to mourn the loss of their mother... [page damaged][Garland news] Also @ May 18, pg 2, see further obituary.

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Died: Mrs. Jess Kent has received the sad news that her brother, Grant Smith, who formerly lived here, was killed in Ransberg, California, several weeks ago. Mrs. Kent received a telegram from her father, W.I. Smith, or as he was generally known, "Lucky Bill" Smith, telling her of the accident, but did not give particulars. The family left Bourbon county and settled in southern California a number of years ago. Mrs. Kent feels very sad over the death of her brother and is anxiously awaiting a letter with the full particulars. [Uniontown news] And @ May 11, pg 8, col 1, Mrs. J.L. Kent received the following particulars concerning her brother Grant’s death, from Los Angeles, Cal. "He was killed Tuesday morning 9 a.m., lived three hours. James Glynn, his old friend, brought him home on Thursday morning. We buried him Friday, 2 p.m. He was killed at Randsburg [sic], Calif., by a slide of rock which hit him in the small of the back and crushed his hips."

May 11, 1906

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Died: W.R. Smith was born in Pulaski County, Georgia, October 12, 1822, and died May 1st, 1906, aged 84 years, 6 months and 18 days. His father moved to southern Alabama while the deceased was a boy and the family continued to reside there until he had grown to manhood. In 1843, he was united in marriage to Margaret A. Burnsides. To this union four children were born: W.D. Smith of Bourbon County, Susan A. McConkie of Uinta Co., Utah, Margaret J. Kilborn also of Bourbon county, who still survive, and Mary Frances Smith, who died in infancy. The wife of the deceased died April 21, 1875, at the home of their daughter, Mrs. McConkine [sic], in Utah and is buried in Bingham Canyon that state. Soon after marriage they were both converted and united with the Baptist church. During their early married life they moved to Santa Rose County, Florida. This was in 1852. In 1854, they removed to Mississippi where they remained ten years, removing to Illinois in 1864. Two years later they came to Kansas, arriving at Fort Scott Nov. 6, 1866. Soon after his wife’s death, he went to Eureka Springs, Ark., where he lived for about ten years, identifying himself with the First Baptist Church of that place of which he was still a member at the time of his death, not having transferred his membership here when he came back to Bourbon county some eight years ago. Funeral services conducted by the pastor of the Bronson Baptist Church, Rev. H.P. Blunt, were held at Mt. Orum Church near Redfield and interment was made in the Mt. Orum cemetery. [Redfield news]

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Married: Mr. L. Lloyd Stevens and Miss A. Jessie Shull of Rockford Valley were united in marriage at the office of Probate Judge Hudson, in Ft. Scott, Wednesday, May 2nd. The groom is a prominent young farmer, the son of Mr. and Mrs. D.C. Stevens. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Shull. The groom wore the conventional black while the bride was attired in pale blue silk mull. Mr. and Mrs. Stevens will make their home with the bride’s parents. Their many friends extend congratulations. Signed: Maud Biles, Reporter. [Square Top news]

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Died: Rev. Blunt of Bronson, preached the funeral sermon of Hal Hallstead, Sunday afternoon at the Mount Orum church, and under the circumstances it was considered one of the most eloquent discourses that the people who were present ever had the opportunity of listening to. He touched lightly on the life of the deceased, as there was nothing in the word of God to compare with it. He prayed that the aged father, loving wife and little daughter might find grace sufficient to bear their trouble, and that their seeming sorrow might prove a blessing. [Note: Horace "Hal" Halstead, a 30 year old farmer living six miles south of Uniontown, was murdered while working in his fields. There is an extensive article @ pg 11, Apr 27, 1906, as well as several subsequent articles.]

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Died: Gone To His Rest - As the years pass on, the early landmarks and the sturdy characters who molded thought and directed the affairs of the community in which they live are one by one passing to their reward. On Sunday, May 6th, 1906, the name of John P. Pickford, our father, neighbor and friend, was enrolled on the list of the departed. Mr. Pickford was born in Salford, Lancashire, England, April 1, 1828, was married to Elizabeth Lilly of North White Hall, Penn., in 1855 and to this union were born seven children, who together with the aged wife and life companion survive him. Mr. Pickford ranked among our best citizens, always kind, agreeable and generous, he was recognized by all for his integrity and his stalwart manhood. By his death, the aged mother loses a kind husband, the children an indulgent father, the neighbors a friend and the state a good citizen. Funeral services were held at the home in Harding, conducted by Rev. Jordan, after which interment was made in the Mapleton cemetery. And @ Sep 14, pg 3, col 4, Probate News: Sep 6 - The last will and testament of John P. Pickford was admitted to probate and the widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Pickford, gave notice that she accepted the terms of the will.

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Married: Mr. Ed Walker with the Frisco company, and Miss Jessie Lamping, a popular Fort Scott girl, were united in marriage at the Catholic parsonage on Sunday night. Both of the contracting parties are well and favorably known by our people and we join in wishing them a happy and prosperous life. Mr. and Mrs. Walker are at home at 823 East First St.

May 18, 1906

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Died: Mrs. Hattie Goss, wife of Eugene Goss, was born in Illinois, Nov. 19, 1848, and departed this life April 30, 1906, at the family home in Garland. For the past few years, Mrs. Goss’ health has been very poor and during the last few months, she was a great sufferer, but was so patient [through] it all. Everything that loving hands could do was done for her, but she could not stay longer with us. ‘Tis only human that we weep - but why? When we know that she is at rest and with loved ones gone before. With the close of this earthly life, the husband has lost an affectionate wife, the children a loving and devoted mother, the brothers and sister, a true sister and the community is robbed of a good woman. Followed by Resolution signed by the Garland Chapter of the Epworth League.

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Born: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hill are the proud parents of a little girl who came to live with them last Thursday.

May 25, 1906

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Birthday: A very enjoyable affair took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gip Anderson last Saturday, it being the occasion of Mrs. Anderson’s fiftieth anniversary. The party, consisting of relatives only, began to assemble early in the day, bringing with them numerous useful presents. Dinner was served at noon and participated in by the following relatives: Grandma Anderson; Georgia Anderson; Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Jones; Mrs. Wesley Hartman and two daughters, Greta and Mary; Mrs. Craig Bowles and daughter, May; Mr. and Mrs. Perly Wells and daughter, Ruth; Mrs. Van Horn and daughter, Reta; Mrs. Adah Sheler and daughter, Minnie and son, Glen; Mrs. Shinn and daughter, Myrtle; Mr. and Mrs. Edd Wolf; Mr. and Mrs. Mont Cox; and [Mr.] Shannon Jones. The News congratulates Mrs. Anderson on her half century of usefulness and wishes her many more as pleasant birthdays as last Saturday. And further: Shannon Jones came into town Tuesday afternoon in his automobile driven with horse power.

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Died: Called From Our Midst - Daniel J. Hessong was born at Castville, Ind., Sept. 18, 1850. Came to Kansas with his parents in July 1857. Married to Jennie Wilson on the 8th day of June 1876. Died at 8 o’clock a.m., May 21, 1906. Funeral was held at 1 p.m., May 23, conducted by Rev. Jordon at the M.E. Church. The deceased was a member in good standing in the A.O.U.W. lodge; he also belonged to the Masons. The latter order assisted in the services. He leaves a wife and four children to mourn his loss. In the death of Brother Hessong, Mapleton has lost a friend in time of need; one who was always ready to help; kind hearted; one that will be missed. His memory will be cherished in the hearts of our people. [Mapleton news]

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Died: Elizabeth Swart Lee was born in Clark County, Mo., September 14, 1858 and moved to Vernon County in 1870. She was united in marriage to J.C. Lee December 18, 1880. To this union nine children were born, five of whom survive their mother. She had been a sufferer for many years. Her death occurred May 14, 1906, at her home east of Garland, at the age of 47 years and 8 months. The husband, five children, four sisters, six brothers and her father and mother mourn. The funeral services were conducted at the home by Bro. F.M. Dyer. There was a very large attendance. Interment at Heaviside cemetery.

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Engaged: Invitations have been received in this city to the approaching marriage of Dr. Wilburn L. Hopper to Miss Hester D. Lair, of Chillicothe, Mo., which will occur on Wednesday morning June sixth at ten o’clock. Dr. and Mrs. Hopper will be at home after June twenty-sixth, at 220 South Judson St., Fort Scott.

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Married: Mr. Fred Gardner and Miss Lois Stallard, both of Fort Scott, were married by the Probate Judge last Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Mrs. Gardner has been the right hand bearer of the home office of the Bourbon County Press Association ever since the business was established and knew more about its details than the owners. We are not personally acquainted with Mr. Gardner but understand that he is a fine young man of unusual ability and is in the employ of the Frisco railroad company. If he makes as good a husband as he has a wife, he will be a dandy. We believe he will. We join in with the entire community in extending sincere congratulations to the happy couple.

Jun 1, 1906

Married: Clyde Hannon and Miss Cora Johnson were married Thursday, May 24. Joy and blessings. [Moore’s Branch news]

Jun 7/8, 1906 [Note: The date should be the 8th, but the newspaper was printed bearing the incorrect date]

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Died: The death of Mr. Clint Lee was a most distressing accident. He was chasing a cow on horseback; the horse fell and fractured his neck. His daughter saw him fall and immediately went to his assistance and found him unconscious. Some neighbors were called who took him home, but he never regained consciousness and died Wednesday, and was interred by the side of his wife at the Reynolds cemetery on Thursday. Three daughters ranging in age from 8 to 15 years are left as orphans. They will be cared for by relatives.

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Engaged: Invitations have been issued by Mr. and Mrs. Eugene F. Ware, of Topeka, to the marriage of their daughter, Abby, to Dr. Frederick H. Nies, which will take place on Wednesday evening, the twentieth of June, at the First Baptist Church in Topeka. A reception will follow at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ware. The young couple will be at home Friday afternoon and evenings during the month of October at Hotel St. George, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Died: Grandma Bromegan went up to Moran Tuesday morning to be at the funeral of her son James, who died Monday of dropsy. Mr. Bromegan has been sick for a long time. Grandma has the sincere sympathy of all her friends in the loss of her last child.

Died: Josiah Crawford, who died so suddenly at his home in Rockford Valley from heart trouble, was buried in the Uniontown cemetery, Tuesday. He was a fine old gentleman eighty years of age and respected by all who knew him. He leaves one child, Edward, to mourn his loss. Rev. Gray preached his funeral sermon at the M.P. church Tuesday at eleven o’clock. And: @ pg 11, col 2: Died, at his home at Cedar Lawn five miles south of Uniontown, on June 4th, Josiah Crawford. His death was caused by heart failure and was sudden and unexpected. Mr. Crawford was born in Wayne county, Ohio, in 1826. He was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Thompson, in 1847, and to this happy union two children were born, one daughter who departed this life at the age of nine years, and one son, Edward George, who survives the deceased father. His loving wife preceded him to the grave a number of years, having died in 1891. Mr. Crawford was an honest and upright citizen, loved by all who knew him, and his friends were many. Jerome Williams, Mr. Wray, Will Cowan, Charles Williams, Mr. Clark, [and] Jimmie Moore acted as pallbearers. He was laid to rest in the Uniontown cemetery. [Square Top news]

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Died: Daniel A. Hedges, a pioneer citizen of this community, died at his home 301 South Margrave street last Sunday night. The funeral services were held on Tuesday at the Holiness Church, Rev. Hobbs officiating. The deceased is survived by four sons and two daughters to whom we extend the sincere sympathy of this community

Jun 15, 1906

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Died: Mrs. C.O. Downey, daughter of W.R. Foulk, was born March 12, 1864, and died June 6, 1906. She was married to W.O. Downey, October 21, 1882 and nine children were born to them, of whom seven daughters, with their father, three uncles and grandfather are left to mourn her demise. The entire community extend to them the most fervent sympathy in this distressing affliction. Mr. Downey received the appointment of prison guard at Lansing in the spring of 1899, and moved his family there in August of that year. He still retains his place there with an increase in salary. Mrs. Downey was a consistent member of the M.E. Church for a number of years and departed in a firm hope of a better life beyond. Rev. C.E. West, the M.E. pastor, conducted the funeral service while a large number of former neighbors and friends were in attendance, whose hearts went out in sincere condolence to the afflicted family and relatives. "In the midst of life we are in death." Interment was made in Clarksburg cemetery.

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Died: J.C. Rousey was born in Morgan County, Ill., June 1, 1857 and at the age of 18 years came with the family to Garland, Kansas, where in conjunction with his father he became a farmer and stockman. In 1882 he was united in marriage to Miss Katie Huffine and to this union were born two children, Stella and Iven [sic], who survive to mourn the departed, the mother having died several years ago. In 1897, Mr. Rousey married again, the bride being Mrs. Elizabeth Payne and they moved to Metz, Mo., where the deceased engaged in the butcher business. His death occurred at his home June 8, 1906. The remains were brought to Garland and the funeral services conducted by Rev. C.E. West at the M.E. Church, interment at Clarksburg cemetery.

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Married: Dr. Fred Steel Halm was married to Miss Lillie Elizabeth Helm at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Helm, of Kansas City, Mo., on Wednesday, June 6, 1906, at seven o’clock p.m., by a German Lutheran minister of that city. At eight o’clock, the bridal party repaired to the Baltimore where an elegant wedding supper was served, after which the happy couple took the train for Fort Worth, Texas, where they will spend a few weeks with the bride’s sister who resides there. Many handsome and valuable presents were received. They will make their home in LaHarpe, Kansas, and will be at home to their friends after July 1st. Dr. Fred was born and raised in Uniontown, and the announcement of his marriage came as a great surprise to his many friends. The bride has always lived in Kansas City and is in every way worthy of the choice she has made. No newly married couple ever started out with any brighter prospects or with more good wishes and hopes for their happiness than their friends are expressing for them. The News also congratulates them in their new life and wishes them many, many happy and useful years.

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Marriage Licenses:

Jun 6 - Emery Mann of Fort Scott and Miss Zella Mabel Stanley of Garland.


Jun 9 - Edwin M. Fickes and Miss Fayette Carpenter, both of Pleasanton, Kan., were married by the Probate Judge.

Jun 11 - James Franey and Miss Lena McWilliams, both of Fort Scott, were married by the probate judge at his residence.

Jun 22, 1906

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Died: Calrence Oscar Farmer was born at Lawrence, Kansas, June 6, 1874, and died at Kansas City, Mo. June 17, 1906, aged 32 years, and 11 days. March 14?, 1900 [date is partially obscured], he was united in marriage to Miss Ethel M. Pellett and to this union was born one daughter, now nearly four years and Brother Farmer has been a great sufferer since last September and has borne his afflictions with noticeable patience. He was converted at Kansas City after his arrival there, exhorted his friends and loved ones to meet him in Heaven and solicited his wife to train the babe to be a Christian. A wife and daughter, a widowed mother, a sister, three brothers, many relatives and a host of devoted friends and neighbors mourn. The funeral rites were conducted by Rev. J.B. Mackensie, of Fort Scott, and interment was made at Clarksburg cemetery.

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Married: Cleve Red, one of our bright and promising young men, and Miss Pearl Downing, an accomplished young lady of Harding, were united in marriage on June 17th, by Rev. T.J. Deatly. Their many friends extend to them their best wishes. May much happiness be theirs along life’s pathway.

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Birthday: On Sunday, June 17th a few of the relatives and close friends gathered at the beautiful country home of J.R. Myrick to celebrate the 64th birthday of Mr. Myrick. Those present were: Mr. and Mrs. L. Stroud; Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Davis; Mr. and Mrs. J. Frank Campbell; Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Myrick; Mr. and Mrs. F.D. Myrick; Mr. and Mrs. L.M. Byington; Mrs. Jennie Hessong, and their daughter [as written], Miss Alta Myrick from Fulton; L.T. Campbell and Andy Nickleson. Mr. and Mrs. Myrick have the best wishes of all that were there. Signed: A Guest.

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Jun 16 - Neal Hiatt and Miss Fern ______ [name obscured] of Fort Scott, were married by the probate judge; Claude L. Higins and Cora Burrow, of Fort Scott, were married by the probate judge.

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Engaged: The wedding of Miss Besie [sic] Hall and Mr. Emmet Hurley of Sedalia, will take place at five o’clock on the evening of the twenty-seventh of June at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Lewis. The wedding will be very quiet, only the intimate friends of both families being invited. The bride will be unattended and will be married in her going away gown, as they will leave immediately after the ceremony for an extended eastern trip. Mr. Hurley is a banker in Sedalia and the couple will make that city their home.

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Died: Louis Tyler Shoots T.J. Lorton - On Tuesday morning, Louis Tyler of the Mapleton district, but for three years a resident of Fort Scott and an employee at the Missouri Pacific shops shot and killed T.J. Lorton, city weigh-master of Fort Scott. [Note: This is a very long article. It includes the information that Mr. Tyler is forty-three, divorced with five children in the area including Mrs. Mary Potts and Mrs. Fred Brillhart. Please consult the issue for the rest of the information.]

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Died: Fred Helmer, a wealthy farmer owning large tracts of land near Redfield and adjoining the Palmer place three miles south of Fort Scott, killed himself last Tuesday morning about three o’clock by discharging a shot gun with his toe, pressing on a broom stick he had inserted through the trigger guard. Mr. Helmer had been in bad health for several months and was very despondent. [This is a lengthy article. It includes the information that the deceased left a wife and nine children; burial was at Evergreen cemetery. Additional article @ pg 8, col 4. Please consult the issue for the rest of the information.]

Jun 29, 1906

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Born: Dr. Anderson reported a visitation of the stork at the home of E.E. Major on Friday evening. It’s a boy and the "old man" is proud. [Garland news]

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Marriage Licenses:

Jun 20 - Robert Walker of Fort Scott and Miss Lizzie Miller of Fort Scott.

Jun 22 - G.A. Black of Springfield, Mo., and Edythe Hummel, of La Cygne.

Jun 25 - Charles Miller Hill of Chicago and Mary Ellen Russell of Fort Scott.

Jun 26 - Paul Mattox of Bronson, Kans., and Miss Bessie Carter, of Fulton.

Jun 27 - John Emmet Hurley of Sedalia, Mo., and Miss Anna Bessie Hale of Fort Scott [see below for marriage]; Robert Zane of Kansas City, Mo., and Miss Jeanette Jones of Fort Scott.

Marriage: Hyda Sartin of Nevada, Mo., and Sarah Kathryn Wroe, of Deerfield, Mo., were married by the probate judge.

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Married: On last Wednesday evening at 6:30 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Lewis, 518 South Eddy street, Miss Bessie Hail [sic], on of Fort Scott’s most handsome and popular young ladies was united in marriage to Mr. J.E. Hurley, of Sedalia, Mo. Miss Hail is the daughter of J.D. Hail, who established the big store bearing his name at Parsons and was also formerly engaged in business at Sedalia. Owing to the serious illness of little Earnest Glaze, the wedding was a quiet one only attended by the relatives and intimate friends of the family.

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Born: "It is an ill wind that blows nobody good," so Dick Holt thought Saturday morning during the storm when his wife presented him with a little daughter. Mother and baby doing fine. [Uniontown news]

Born: During the Sunday morning’s storm, a fine boy was left at the home of Henry Wobbe. [Uniontown news]

July - August 1906

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