Misc. - Kay County News For 1898e

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Pioneer Woman Statue

Ponca City, OK – Bryant Baker, Sculptor – Dedicated April 22, 1930.

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Ponca City, OK - Constructed 1928.

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Ponca City, OK – Constructed 1935.

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Kay County News For 1898


Ponca City
Ponca City
Blackwell Times
James Henry Keathley and Miss Estella Frantz, aged 21 and 18 years, were united in the holy bonds of matrimony Friday, December 1, 1897, at the residence of Dr. E. C. Harner, who performed the ceremony. The young couple resides on a claim west of town and have a host of friends who will wish them a prosperous and happy union.

Mrs. Martha Drew of Jacksonville, IL, is visiting her daughter, Mrs. S. A. Summers of this place. A. C. Foy has rented the Dan Donahoe farm east of town and will move his family back here early in January. Mr. Foy has a large lease in the Creek nation which he wants to sub-lease before moving here.

The invitations are out for the Guthrey-Conner wedding which will occur Wednesday evening, December 29th, at the residence of Senator J. W. Lynch, corner of Fourth and Maple avenue. The ceremony will be performed by one of the district judges of Oklahoma.

Married at Newkirk Thursday last, Mr. John Huley and Mrs. McHenry. The bride and groom live eight miles northwest of town in school district No. 58. The sedate old man is 24 years old while his charming young bride is only 55, and has children ranging in age from 9 to 38

The DEMOCRAT wishes them a merry Christmas, a happy New year, and a long and happy married life.
The funeral service of Mrs. Daly will take place from the M. E. church tomorrow at 11 o'clock.

Oscar Taylor and brother Ed left this morning for Greensborough, North Carolina. Oscar will visit his parents there and Ed will spend a couple years in school there.

Rev. Oliver Cooper, the blind evangelist, filled the pulpit yesterday morning and evening at the Christian church. The gentleman is a forcible speaker, and both sermons were full of interest to the large congregations.

V. W. Price went to Douglas, Kansas, yesterday to place a head stone over the remains of his father.

Mrs. S. H. Sappington has put in a Newcomb carpet loom and is prepared to weave rag carpets promptly and in the best manner.

A. A. Willey has been recommended for appointment as postmaster at Kildare.

E. J. Richards of Tonkawa is in the city today.

W. L. Barnum and W. D. McDonald were in Perry yesterday.

Walter Looper, who was arrested sometime since by Blackwell officers on a warrant from Colorado on the charge of rape, has compromised the case by marrying the girl. Both were about 14 years old.

Tonk Smith took a lot of cattle to his Kaw ranch east of Newkirk Saturday.
Sam Hampton is the proud papa of a boy baby.

"The School Companion" is a new monthly paper at Kildare, published in the interest of Kay county schools and the editorial staff twinkles like this: Editor in Chief, A. B. Honnold; Associate Ed, R. M. Burch; Literary Ed, C. E. Vandel; Local Ed, J. H. English. It is an interesting sheet and we wish it success.

O. C. Hart died at his home near Kildare last Sunday morning and was buried in Wolf Creek cemetery Monday afternoon. Funeral services were held in Wolf Creek church, conducted by Rev. E. A. Goodrich. A brother and sister of the deceased were present from Indiana. Mr. Hart was past fifty years of age and had heart disease He was an earnest Christian man and passed away perfectly resigned. He leaves a wife and two grown sons.

J. R. Sumpter was in from his farm over by Blackwell last Monday, in an unusually happy mood. Cause why it's a fine 10-pound boy, born on the 6th last, and "smart" enough already to smile at its papa.
Rev. Preuett quietly left town last Sunday, and it is hinted that he intended to commit matrimony before returning.

Dr. W. H. Padon will commence the erection of a residence on West Blackwell avenue immediately. J. W. Chambers has the contract.

Jas. Gaylor, four miles west of Blackwell, was the first man to make final proof on a claim in Kay county; also was the first man married in Kay county (Oct. '93) and this year he had first rate wheat, and he lives in a first class school district with an up-to-date board.

H. E. Martin returned from Hamilton, Mont., Sunday evening, after an absence of over two years, and will remain permanently with us in the future.

Harry Shaw of Salina, Kans, has leased the Greenwell building south of Bert Smith's tin shop and will put in a first class Factory Finish Laundry.

Everybody is invited to attend a shooting match at W.J. Eckert's place four miles west of town, next Friday.

The city has a 99 year lease on the Hutchins lot for the purpose of maintaining a public well. This is as long as most of us will want to use the well.

T. Warren's floating ice cream parlor has started north of French's hotel on Second street. Finest ice cream, nicely sserved and a ride free for 10 cents. Every evening from 4 o'clock until late at night. Go and see the latest novelty.

That old war horse, Capt. Reppeto, has tendered his services to Governor Barnes in case the war with Spain demands soldiers to go to the front. The Governor has acknowledged his tender and assured the Captain that his offer would be accepted in case of need.

O. G. Palmer has been named as one of eight to represent the Pawnee militia in the cavalry now being organized at Guthrie.

S. J. Soldani returned this morning from Beeville, Texas, where he purchased 1,800 head of cattle for his Osage pastures. The cattle will arrive today.

Mrs. Tom Helford is still very seriously sick. - Ed Ellis of Pawhuska, was last week convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 8 years in the penitentiary. Seventy five jurors and talismen were necessary to be called over before a jury was secured to try the case. The evidence which was introduced in the case was all circumstantial.

Lost, April 10, 1898, a pocket-book containing two notes, one for $700 and one for $105, on the highway somewhere from 2 1/2 miles west of Blackwell to Tonkawa. Finder please leave same at Chas. Cuddy's, 2 1/2 miles west of Blackwell, or notify me at Tonkawa, Okla. -- Jas. G. Cuddy.

Mrs. Bertha Jane Leavitt was born in Jewell county, Kansas, September 13, 1884, and died in Cross, Okla., April 24, 1898. Mrs. Leavitt's youngest son, Earle, died last September, so the two little bodies were taken to the old home in Jewell county and will be laid to rest together.

Claude Robinson, a tinsmith of Arka May 5, 1898.de Robinson, a tinsmith of Arkansas City, is assisting B. E.Smith, the South Main street tinner, who is doing a rushing business these days.

Mrs. Sharpless wishes a few scholars on piano or organ. Residence opposite Butts & Taylor's lumber yard.

J. H. Curfman and wife of Cowley county, Kas., are visitng this week with their son, L. M. Curfman who lives four miles northwest of this city.

Colonel Dan Kendall, of Ardmore, I.T., mustering officer of the cowboy regiment, has received word to report with his men on Wednesday next, at Muskogee, I.T., at which point the 175 cowboys to be enlisted from the territory into Dr. Wood's regiment, will be examined and sent out for duty.

Tom Grant has received a new 75 pound sulky and will train his fine trotter.









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