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John C. Armstrong

[Note: I could not find out whether “John C. Armstrong” was later referred to as “J. C. Armstrong,” an individual who showed up in Arkansas City. I have set up two separate files as a result. “J. C. Armstrong” was a leader in Arkansas City. MAW]

Cedar Township 1878:
J. C. Armstrong, 31; spouse, Mary, 24.
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 15, 1874.
Present: J. C. Armstrong.
Winfield Courier, May 6, 1875.
At the examination of teachers last week, eighteen appli­cants were present. Certificates were granted as follows. FIRST GRADE. Mr. J. C. Armstrong.
Winfield Courier, August 12, 1875.
MARRIED. On the evening of the 3rd last, at the residence of the bride’s father, near Dexter, by the Rev. P. G. Smith, Mr. John C. Armstrong to Miss Mary Hite. All of Cowley County.
Winfield Courier, October 5, 1876.
The following is a list of the teachers attending the Normal Institute, who secured certificates at the examination: Second grade certificates being valid six months, first grade one year, “A” grade two years. SECOND GRADE: J. C. Armstrong.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 27, 1876.
The following teachers were in attendance at the examination held at Winfield, Friday and Saturday, September 15 and 16, 1876.
DEXTER. Miss McDowell, W. E. Merydith, C. W. Dover, J. C. Armstrong, Mary I. Byard.    Arkansas City Traveler, October 4, 1876.
List of those receiving certificates at the examination held at Winfield, September 15 and 16, 1876. “2nd” Grade: J. C. Armstrong. 
Winfield Courier, September 13, 1877.
Dexter. Grade 2. Misses Alpha Harden, Celia Taplin, Belle Byard, Messrs. T. J. Rude, J. C. Armstrong.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 27, 1885.
2145. R Emily Kinnie vs John C Armstrong et al. A. J. Pyburn for plaintiff.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 24, 1885.
R. E. Kinnie vs. John C. Armstrong, dismissed at cost of plaintiff.
Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.
Frank McFarland sold his resident property in the 1st ward to John C. Armstrong. The consideration was $800. F. J. Hess made the sale.


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