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The Reformer - Kingfisher, Oklahoma
Feb 22 1900 - July 4 1901


(Continued from Vol. 30, #1, 1985, page 44)

Feb 22 1900
Baby girl is welcome arrival at home of Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Rumsey born February 11.
Mr. Enoch Cole died February 10, 1900. About 50 years of age; buried cemetery northeast of Dover.
Mrs. Cora Liggett, born Illinois 1877, died at her home in Dover February 12 1900 of catarrhal consumption. Remains taken to Hennessey Cemetery for internment.
Grace Bell Rardin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. Rardin of El Reno, united in marriage to Dr. A.L. Share of Kingfisher. Will be at home to their friends in Kingfisher after March 10.
Married at home of bride's parents Saturday February 17 1900, Miss Ada Brown and Mr. Frank L. Ketch.

March 8 1900
Born to Mr. and Mrs. G.B. Mahaffie February 17 a son.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Carrell February 24, a son.
Mrs. Abbie Malone, wife of W.H. Malone, died February 18. Leaves husband and little daughter of 13 months.

March 15 1900
Mrs. Ella May Wilson died March 2 1900 aged 25 years 6 months 22 days. Born in Kansas, moved with family (Brown) to Oklahoma July 1892. United in marriage with Geo. W. Wilson July 31 1898.

March 22 1900
Commissioner Allbaugh of 3rd District was thrown from his horse while rounding up some cattle Monday and died from his injuries.

April 15 1900
C.C. Evans and Miss Cora Jones married at Enid last Saturday.
Born Friday March 30 to Mr. and Mrs. Christman, a son.

April 26 1900
At home of bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Smith, on April 19, Mr. Phillips Renner of Kansas City and Miss Nettie Smith of Omega, Oklahoma were united in marriage.
Mrs. R.A. Lyle, seriously ill for several weeks, died Sunday. She was Mabel Minnie Marley, born Pennsylvania July 21 1870; came to Oklahoma with her parents in 1892. United in marriage to R.A. Lyle August 30, 1893. Besides husband and sweet little girl, Edith, leaves father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. George W. Marley, and brothers and sisters to mourn her loss. Internment Kingfisher Cemetery.

May 3 1900
Rumor says John Riggs has been offered several thousands dollars for his patent on fire proof fence post.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. W.U. Cochrane Thursday last, a boy.
Sam McCormick died at his home near here Tuesday.
C.J. Lahue, who has been sick for some time, died Monday. Born Harrison Co. Indiana March 5 1846. Served in Civil War; was prisoner in Confederate prisons. Married March 1890 to Mrs. Rhoda B. Meade in Great Bend, Kansas; came to Oklahoma 1893.
Mr. M.J. Bay and Miss Julia Kirkpatrick of Downs were married by Rev. J.W. Sherwood on Monday last.
Last Wednesday afternoon Miss Gussie Ruth, one of the most estimable young ladies of Kingfisher, was married to W.J. Krehbiel, editor and proprietor of McPherson, Kansas Daily Republican. Will be at home to friends in McPherson after May 10.

May 17 1900
George W. Smith of Woods Co. and Miss Lulu Leitch of Dover, united in marriage May 7 1900.

May 24 1900
Married May 18, Henry Corlett to Mrs. Alyea, both of Kingfisher, by J.F. Oyer.
Married at home of bride's parents on May 16, Mr. John L. Spence and Miss Maud E. Kirby, Rev. Pierce officiating.
Died: Mrs. Isabella Seay Collins, born Osage Co., Missouri February 7 1847; married to J.I. Collins September 16 1880, Union, Missouri. Soon after they moved to Colorado where they lived for 15 years. Her husband died there September 1894. Her health forced a move to milder climate. She was a sister of Ex-Governor A.J. Seay.

May 31 1900
First passenger train to Cashion over the new road on Tuesday.

June 7 1900
A new baby boy at home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Humphrey.
Martin McDowell and Miss Rosa Hartley of Wandel were married in Kingfisher May 30. Judge McGee performed the ceremony.
Married June 3, Frank Childers and Miss Minnie Hartson at home of bride's parents. Now at home in Wichita.

June 14 1900
Mr. Pike Liggett and Miss Birdie Bledsoe, both of this place, united in holy bonds of matrimony on June 2, by Rev. Walborne.

July 12 1900
Died June 28, 4-month-old daughter of Mrs. Dr. Rumsey.

Aug 2 1900
Funeral services of Nannie C. Brown, sister of M.L. Brown, held at residence of Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Crabtree Saturday, Rev. F.L. Benedict officiating. She was born Caldwell Co. Kentucky May 4 1870; died July 27.

Aug 9 1900
Sunday July 29, daughter born to Mr. and Mrs. Tom Morgan.
On July 31, friends of Mr. and Mrs. James S. Jones gathered at their home northwest of Dover in honor of thier 52nd wedding anniversary.
Mrs. Martina Eaton, wife of Mr. Thomas Eaton Sr., of Wandel, Okla. Terr., departed this life August 5 1900, aged 76 years 3 months 17 days. She was formerly Miss Chesser, born Morgan Co., Kentucky April 17 1824. Moved with parents to Illinois where she married Thomas Eaton. 12 children born; 8 or 9 still living.

Aug 23 1900
Mr. George E. Eaton and Miss Margaret Orr of Wandel, Okla. Terr., united in marriage by H.H. Gane at residence of bride's parents August 19 1900.

Aug 30 1900
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Doey lost their little son Paul Tuesday, after illness of 5 weeks.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Admire, a son.
Died 6-month-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Claud Mauk of Waukomis, last week. Funeral and burial at Dover.

Sept 6 1900
Mr. and Mrs. Alex McCartney will celebrate 50th anniversary of their wedding September 10, at home of Mr. and Mrs. P.S. Nagle.
Mr. Warren Cashow and Miss Ida Callahan were married at home of bride's parents September 2.

Sept 27 1900
Died: Mrs. Miller, mother of Mrs. N.W. Slater, Thursday September 20. Funeral at M.E. Church, Rev. J.W. Sherwood officiating. Laid to rest in Kingfisher Cemetery.

Oct 4 1900
Married: Miss Dollie Dean and Mr. Fred Bort at Wichita, Kansas, October 1 1900.
George W. Fletcher and Mrs. Mary Clark united in marriage at Kingfisher September 30 by Judge McGee.

Oct 11 1900
Born to Mr. and Mrs. James Holmes Oct. 6, a boy.

Oct 25 1900
Numerous prairie schooners pass through here daily, enroute to the "promised land" "The Canaan"' the Kiowa, Comanche and Apache country.

Nov 8 1900
Mrs. Brock died October 26 at her home south of town; sick since last March. Leaves husband and one child.
On October 28 at home of bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Paul, was the ceremony making Mosie A. Mitchell and Miss Della Paul husband and wife. Rev. Hartman performed the ceremony.
Aron Wilkinson accidently shot on Gordan farm. Born in Illinois and was twenty years and 3 months old.

Nov 16 1900
A baby girl came to gladden the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Roland Saturday morning.
Little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Neff departed this life Sunday. Laid to rest in Kingfisher Cemetery.
Four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. B.F. Emdee of Omega died Sunday evening with croup; only sick a few hours.
Infant child of Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Rogers died Tuesday; internment at Alpha Cemetery.
Mrs. Charles Anderson of Grant Township died Friday night. Buried Bird Creek Cemetery.
C.E. Clay who lived 3 miles southeast of Kingfisher, died last Sautrday; sick for some time. Leaves wife and 2 sons to mourn his loss.
Wednesday morning at home of bride, Rev. F.L. Benedict pronounced the words that made Miss Esther Logan the wife of Mr. John Stephens of Texas.

Nov 22 1900
Annie Lusettie Anderson, born February 11 1862 Fountain Co. Indiana, died at her home November 9 1900, age 38 years 8 months 28 days. Married to Charles B. Anderson September 9 1881 in Fountain Co. Indiana. Spent 7 years in Minnesota, 1 year in Colorado and was present at the opening of Oklahoma where she has since lived. 5 children born; 2 sons and 1 daughter still living.
Jury in Walcher murder case came out a hung jury, 9 for acquittal and 3 against.
George H. Johnson and J.R. Paradis returned yesterday from trip through the new country. They are loud in their praise of this beautiful land.
A very pleasant time was enjoyed last Friday evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Hunt by a few of their friends, it being the occasion of Mrs. Hunt's birthday. Chief amusement of the evening was conundrums written on a piece of paper and each guest presented with one. They were supposed to be answered with the names of some of the most popular authors. Mrs. P.S. Carpenter was awarded a prize, a dainty cup and saucer, for the largest number of correct answers.

Nov 29 1900
The Curran-Milton Dramatic Company is playing to full houses this week at the Grand Opera House. Saturday night each ticket holder will receive a number; one of these numbers will draw a pig. After the performance the pig will be turned loose on the stage, and the person holding the lucky number will be required, in order to be in full possession, to catch his porkership in full view of the audience.

Dec 6 1900
New fast passenger service recently inaugurated on the Rock Island now has 3 north-bound and 3 south-bound trains daily.
Wednesday afternoon Miss Mayme Wilde and Mr. Emory Brownlee were married.

Dec 20 1900
Died Friday November 31, 2-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Bilderback, of what the doctors called scarlet fever.
Died Friday November 31, Charles Berry aged about 50 years, of lung fever. Burial in Excelsior Cemetery, 8 miles west of Dover.

Dec 27 1900
Married December 25 by Rev. Wagner, Mr. Wirt K. Winton of Wichita to Miss Bertha N. Binkley of Kingfisher.
On the same day by Rev. Wagner, at home of bride's parents, Mr. August Schenbeaur and Miss Nina Hunt of Kingisher.
Mrs. Elizabeth Sherwood, mother of recent pastor of M.E. Church here Rev. J.W. Sherwood, died at her home in this city lasy Saturday after a wearing illness of several weeks. She was past 74 years of age; was married to Joseph Sherwood more than 56 years ago.

Jan 10 1901
Our popular deputy County Clerk, Miss Elma Burns, was married at home of her parents last evening to Mr. Charles B. McLaughlin of this city.
After a long illness, Ella May Holden died January 4.

Jan 17 1901
Our new Probate Judge has issued the following marriage licenses this week:
Mr. Robert Christman Warren, Miss Nellie Dodrill, both of Kingfisher Co.
Mr. John Trynor, Miss Stella Rogers, both of Myrtle, Kingfisher Co.

Jan 24 1901
Following marriage licenses have been issued by Probate Court Judge Sanders:
Andrew J. Thorp, Cora Frost both of Kingfisher Co.
G.H. Hill, Dewey Co. Okla., Gertie Messer, Glenwood, Missouri
David A. Eakins, Mary A. Talbaut, both of Kingfisher Co.
Stacy R. Miller, Zion, Okla., Susie Johnson, Columbia, Okla.
John Schaffer, Mary Roberts (colored), Wanamaker, Okla.
Tom Tate, Maud Langston, both of Mulhall, Okla.

Jan 31 1901
George Birch died January 20 1901 in his 80th year at residence of O.H.P. McDowell, his son-in-law. Born in Ohio; moved to McLean Co. Illinois in 1854; lived 10 years in Kansas and last 3 months in Oklahoma. Buried Kingfisher Cemetery.
Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. George Laing died Friday; two weeks old.
Little child of Mr. and Mrs. Kerr died Sunday night; buried Kingfisher Cemetery.
Probate Court issued following marriage licenses:
Orlando Rice, Alice Hadley (colored), Kingfisher
Wm. H. Lamb, Annie M. Sloan, Hennessey, Okla. Terr.; married by Judge Sanders
Jacob Little, Deborah Hays (colored), Kingfisher, Okla. Terr.
Joseph M. Anderson, Del Norte, Okla. Terr., Edna K. Wagner, Hennessey, Okla. Terr.
Harvery Talbert, Lizzie Hennessey, Wanamaker, Okla. Terr.
Phillip Cassel, Georgia G. Entriken, Hennessey, Okla, Terr.
Wm. H. Goldsborough, Dover, Okla. Terr., Estella Sykes (colored), Kingfisher
Benjamin F. Lommon and Allie G. Sullivan, both of Kingfisher; married by Judge Sanders last evening (Wednesday).
The Kingfisher land office has filed over 400 homestead entries this month; in other words, 400 new citizens have been added to western Oklahoma through the Kingfisher land office this month.

Feb 7 1901
Hosea R. Lillibridge was born near Wattsburg, Erie Co. Pennsylvania January 27 1861. Lived on father's farm until 1870 when he went to Delaware Co., Iowa; united in marriage to Miss Emma Wykoff of South Bend, Indiana, March 8 1876. In 1883 he moved his family to Wichita, Kansas until opening of Oklahoma. They settled on farm 1 1/2 miles west of Dover where he lived until his death January 26 1901. From 1893 to 1897 he filled capacity of Post Master at Dover, Father of 4 children, 2 of whom, with their mother, live to mourn his death. Internment Dover Cemetery.
Marriage licenses issued by Probate Court to:
John W. Jones, Exer, Oklahoma, Maggie Martin, Kingfisher
Marion Benson, Reeding, Oklahoma, Lizzie Ragins, Nagle, Oklahoma
Jacob Blehm, Cherryvale, Oklahoma, Susie Hargert, Stearns, Oklahoma
D.G. Droke, Parvin, Oklahoma, Josephine Buckman, Hennessey (colored)
C.W. Beall, Zybra, Okla. Terr., Minnie Palsey, Kingfisher
Harry B. Edwards, Rockford, Oklahoma, Dora M. McKennon, Rockford, Oklahoma

Feb 21 1901
Judge Sanders issued marriage licenses to the following:
Eddie Patterson and Harriette Ford, Zion, Oklahoma
Chester E. Smith, Exton, Oklahoma, and Flora Linnett Preston, Kingfisher
Amos W. Duggar and Lettie White, Kingfisher Co.
Frank Carney and Mary Kerbussicky, Kingfisher
D. E. Messenger, Kansas and Margaret Chestnut, Oklahoma

March 7 1901
Lewis Bradley, youngest son of Col. and Mrs. John T. Bradley, was born October 4 1887. For some weeks past a victim of fever called by physicians hectic fever, died March 3, body placed in cemetery west of Kingfisher.
Probate Court marriage licenses:
N.N. Neeley, Maggie Hollise, Kingfisher
C.H. Dunagan, Alice Henson, Kingfisher
Fred Mauk, Dover, Oklahoma, Martha Meires, Marena, Okla. Terr.
J.U. Stuard, Laura Stuard, Wanamaker, Oklahoma
Sam Rudder, Mable Abernathy, Hennessey
Loyd Hartley, Gertie McDowell, Wandel, Oklahoma
John W. Zimmerman, Sebatha, Kansas, Lulu May Winney, Altona, Oklahoma
Oscar W. Duncan, Okeene, Anna Winslow, Hennessey
Ira Rosson, Estella Sayage, Hennessey

March 14 1901
Kingfisher National Bank opens for business. Resources $500,000.00
Charter granted for proposed railway line from Enid in Garfield County to Anadarko in Kiowa Country.
Bert Bryant of the 33rd Regiment, Co. "F", arrived home from the Philippines last night.

March 21 1901
Miss Maud Smith received ntoice that she will receive the sum of one hundred dollars April 15, as reward for correctly solving a puzzle for a New York company. With the notice came letter of congratulations.
Probate Court marriage licenses:
William A. Glazier, Kiel, Okla. Ora May Davis, Parvin, Okla.
John V. Counts, Munger, Okla., Grace Henson, Altona, Okla.
Geo. H. Loy, Oxley, Okla., Sophia K. Witte, Kingfisher.
Land Parcels for sale from $12.00 - $30.00 per acre.

March 28 1901
City Council contracted with Chicago Bridge and Iron Company for all steel tower and water tank; to be 120 feet high and hold 100,000 gallons of water.
Frankie Ambrose, sick for about a week, died Friday. She was a bright sweet child of 6 who lived with her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Ambrose; her parents both being dead.

April 4 1901
Probate Court marriage licenses:
Joseph Williamson, Bertie Taylor, Kingfisher
Dennis Gilmore, Putnam, Okla., Alice Morris, Morehall
Edward Tyler, Kingfisher, Mrs. Mandy Davis, Joplin, Missouri (colored)
James A. Duggan, Margaret P. Waters, Kingfisher
Charley McFarlane, Kiel, Okla., Stella Green, Kingfisher
W.S. Martin, Florence Perkins, Kingfisher
D.D. Snider, Lena R. Cooley, Hennessey, Okla.

April 11 1901
Mrs. Minnie Murlin of this city, died April 5 after long illness; laid to rest in Kingfisher Cemetery.
Probate Court marriage licenses:
Samuel Long, Maude Burson, Kingfisher
E.E. Howell, Minnie Spencer, Whitewater, Kansas
Julias A. Rice, Aledo, Okla., Jessie Beam, Reeds, Okla.
Leslie L. Allen, Rosa Beam, Dover

April 18 1901
Mr. A.J. Phillips died at his home in this city Wednesday morning.
Probate Court marriage licenses:
C.W. Peavey, Pueblo, Colorado, Nina Greenley, Edna Missouri
Lewis Phipps, Nettie Reynolds, Hennessey, Okla. Terr.
E.S. Hilbish, Esta B. McCallum, Hennessey, Okla. Terr.
Mikie Wilson, Judson, Okla. Terr., Mary Lowary, Hennessey, Okla. Terr.

April 25 1901
Old Peoples Bank name changed to Peoples National Bank.
John Bradley, George Holman and John Stites of 33rd Infantry, came home from Phillipine Islands last week.
Probate Court marriage licenses:
O.L. Johnson, Cashion, Mary A. Gobb, Cashion
Bernie Stone, Persia, Missouri, Martha Stone, Guthrie, Okla. Terr.
Austin H. Todd, Edith A. Hester, Okeene, Okla. Terr.
Charles A. Martin, Dykes, Okla. Terr., Anna Risch, Osage City, Kansas

May 2 1901
Contracted awarded for construction of new courthouse at Kingfisher on $30,000.00 bid.
Mr. and Mrs. Benedict, father and mother of F.L. Benedict celebrated their golden wedding at Presbyterian Church Tuesday evening.
Last Sunday afternoon, Gladys Benton Hockaday laid to rest; 9 years 7 months old.

May 9 1901
Mr. Vance, who lived just west of city, died Sunday.

May 16 1901
Quite a delegation of Kingfisher people went over to the inauguration at Guthrie Monday.
Wife of Henry Sen died of heart disease at their home in Harrison Township yesterday; leaves husband and 6 children to mourn her loss.
Mr. E.S. McCabe, Superintendant of Hennessey Schools, and Miss Maude Binding, one of Hennessey's fairest daughters, were united in marriage at home of bride in that city last evening.

May 23 1901
The Dover brick kiln have burned thier first kiln of brick and the brick is now ready to use.
Probate Court marriage licenses:
L.S. Staley, Kiel, Okla., Manila M. West, Hennessey
James Murphy, Hennessey, Anna Patterson, Hennessey
Charles B. Garretson, Hennessey, Lellah Parnell, Hennessey
Commencement exercises of Kingfisher High School held last Friday evening in the Grand Opera House. Misses Stella Doty and Marguerite Gallagher were graduates; both delivered orations that made us proud of them and of our public school system and teachers. Subject of oration delivered by Miss Doty was "The Universal Language". Miss Gallagher's subject was "Choosing a Vocation".
Annual commencement exercises of Kingfisher College will be held June 2 - 6.

May 30 1901
Marriage licenses from Probate Court:
Thomas F. Hasford, Okeene, Okla. Terr., Eddie L. Hubbard, Okeene, Okla. Terr.
Julius A. Johnson, Union, Nebraska, Louise Gurber, Kingfisher
E.J. Matthowson, Kingfisher, Allie M. Humphrey, Kingfisher

June 13 1901
Funeral services for Ed Hawkins, who died Sunday after 6 week illness, were held Monday afternoon in Baptist Church.
Miss Litta Wilson and Milton Gilbert were married June 19 at home of the bride, Rev. J.E. Wagner performing the ceremony.

June 20 1901
A baby boy came to home of Dr. and Mrs. Share last week.
William A. Richardson, assistant commissioner of the general land office, left Tuesday for Washington, having completed the preliminaries incident to establishing county seats and county boundaries in the reservations to be thrown open.
Miss Nell Turk of this city and W.H. McCutcheson, formerly of Kingfisher, were married Sunday at home of bride's sister, Mrs. J.S. Patrick. They left on the morning train for their new home in Luther, Okla., where Mr. McCutcheson is engaged in the drug business.
Probate Court marriage licenses:
Conrad Hunrich, Durham, Kansas, Maggie Unholz, Stearns, Okla.
Moses E. Pennington, Okarche, Lila Graves, Okarche
James F. Bailey, Hennessey, Nevie M. Waggoner, Cato, Okla.
Oscar Snider, Lyons, Okla., Stella Brittain, Lacey, Ok.

June 27 1901
Richard Pappe and wife, Charles Rogers and wife, James Gibson and wife, each has added a new son and heir to their family since our last issue.
Rural free delivery routes have been established in nearly all of the states and territories. Kansas already has 219 and has applied for 640 more. States having more than Kansas are Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, New york, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin. Greatest number so far to Illinois, which has 352 routes. Oklahoma has one. Mississippi and Montana have none.
Probate Court marriage licenses:
Emanuel Ross, Kingfisher, Mattie Reed, Kingfisher
Charles Moore, Hennessey, Maud G. Elliott, Hennessey

July 4 1901
Infant child of Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Hopkins of this city, died Friday after short illness.
Edith Bradley, daughter of Col. Bradley, gave up long battle for life on June 29.
Quite a delegation of Kingfisher County people are in El Reno waiting their turn to register (for land lottery).


Transcribed to Electronic form by Ronda Redden
Published in The Oklahoma Genealogical Society Quarterly
Volume 30, Number 2, 1985


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