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                [Children of Mrs. John Lowry by First Husband, William S. Bryant]
This is going to turn out to be a most confusing file.
Capt. John Lowry’s wife, Leonora, had children by her first husband, William S. Bryant.
Children uncovered: John S., Will, and Mary. [Reference was made to Mollie Bryant and Mattie Bryant in newspapers. It is unknown if these references pertained to “Mary” only or if there were other female children of Mrs. Stewart Bryant Lowry.
Mary Bryant...
Kansas 1875 Census, Winfield Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name                                 age sex color    Place/birth                    Where from
John Lowery [Lowry]         60 m     w      Washington City, D.C.        Illinois
Leonora Lowery [Lowry]   49   f      w      Pennsylvania                             Illinois
A. T. Stewart                     42 m     w      Pennsylvania                             Illinois
M. R. Stewart                    30   f      w      Pennsylvania                             Illinois
Virginia Stewart                  28   f      w      Pennsylvania                             Illinois
Mary Bryant                       22   f     w       Pennsylvania                             Illinois
Thomas Lowry             16 m    w       Pennsylvania                             Illinois
Virginia Lowry              15   f     w       Pennsylvania                             Illinois
Miss Mollie Bryant...
Lowry, John, farmer, r. Stewart w. s. bet 9th and 10th avenues.
                             INDEPENDENT ORDER OF GOOD TEMPLARS.
                                                      WINFIELD LODGE.
Established October 6, 1879. Meets Odd Fellows Hall, southwest corner Main and 8th avenues, every Monday at 7:30 p.m.
                       [Note: Odd Fellows Hall was above the store of J. B. Lynn.]
W. C. T., D. C. Beach; V. T., Mrs. Clara Beach; Secretary, Henry Rowland; Treasurer, R. C. Story; F. C., Miss Mollie Bryant; M., F. V. Rowland; Chaplain, Rev. J. Cairns; I. G., Rosa Frederick; O. G., F. T. Berkey.
Miss Mary Bryant...
Lowry, John, farmer, r. Stewart w. s. bet 9th and 10th avenues.
Lowry & Back, confectionery and ice cream at Riverside Park
Lowry Thos. S, res w Riverside opposite park
Lowry John & Son, ice dealers, w Riverside
Lowry John, farmer, res 909 Stewart
Lowry Geo., res 909 Stewart
Lowry Miss Virginia, res 909 Stewart
Stewart, Lora, student, boards John Lowry.
Stewart, Mary R., boards John Lowry.
Bryant Miss Mary, res 909 Stewart

                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Miss Mollie Bryant...
Winfield Messenger, October 4, 1872.
                                                    Class P—Horticulture, etc.
Premiums to T. B. Ross, J. Brown, Henry Marshal, D. W. Boutwell, Mrs. J. C. Blandin, Miss Mollie Bryant.
                                                   Lot 49—Special Premiums.
Display of cut flowers, Mrs. J. C. Blandin. Display of house plants, Miss Mollie Bryant. Display of parlor ornaments, Miss Mary Deming and Mrs. W. Q. Mansfield.
We call special attention to the ladies’ department. The exhibition in the hall was worthy of the highest praise, and the thanks of the community are due to the ladies, both for the interest they manifested and the great contributions they made to the success of the fair. Where all did so well we cannot specify anyone in particular, but commend all alike.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 17, 1873.
The following is a representation of our own county.
Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Hickok, Miss Tucker, Ira D. Kellogg, S. W. Greer, Effa Randle, Mrs. W. D. Roberts, Miss Graham, Miss Mollie Bryant, and Maj. J. B. Fairbank, of Winfield; T. A. Wilkinson, County Superintendent of Public Instruction of Cowley County; Misses Hawkins and Worden, of Vernon Township; Miss Ida Daggett, of Floral Township; Mrs. W. E. Bostwick, of Winfield Township.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 28, 1873.
At a meeting held by the children of Winfield on Wednesday of last week in the Methodist Church it was decided to have a picnic in Mr. Andrew’s grove on Friday Sept. 5th. The following committees were appointed.
To attend to the dinner: Mrs. Tousey, Mrs. Wm. Maris, McClellan, Blandin, McMaster, Hill, Mrs. M. W. Palmer, Miss M. Bryant.
John S. Bryant [Unknown if this was a son of Mrs. Lowry.]...
Winfield Courier, April 10, 1874.
                                                        Marriage Licenses.
The following is a list of the marriage licenses issued by the Probate Judge for the month of March.
                                                 John S. Bryant to Emma Ross.
J. W. Bryant [Unknown if this was a son of Mrs. Lowry.]...
Winfield Courier, July 10, 1874.
                                                  List of Marriage Licenses.
The following is a list of the marriage licenses issued by the Probate Judge during the month of June.
                                                 J. W. Bryant to Mary Simons.
Capt. Lowry’s, Mrs. Lowry, Misses Stewarts, Miss Bryant...
Winfield Courier, November 19, 1874.

Notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather last evening the sociable at Capt. Lowry’s was quite a pleasant affair. The magnificent parlors lit by one of Black’s improved chandeliers were thrown open and playing, singing, laughing, and talking was the order of the evening. Mrs. Lowry, the Misses Stewarts, and Miss Bryant, the numerous hostesses, were very attentive to their guests, which made anything but enjoyment impossible.
Miss Mollie Bryant...
Winfield Courier, January 7, 1875.
We regret to learn of the severe illness of Mrs. Greenlee, four miles south of town. Her daughter, Miss Jennie Greenlee, has been relieved of her duties as a school teacher, for a time, by Miss Mollie Bryant, in order that she may give her entire attention to the care of her mother.
Mary Bryant and Virginia Stewart...
Winfield Courier, December 30, 1875.
The newly elected officers of Winfield Grange are:
J. H. Land, W. M.; R. H. Tucker, O.; Anna Wilkinson, L.; J. F. Graham, S.; W. R. Land, Chaplain; Mary Bryant, Secretary; N. C. McCulloch, Treasurer; Bertha J. Land, Ceres; Perley Burger, Pom; Alice Land, Flo; Virginia Stewart, L. A. S.
Miss Mollie Bryant, Mary Stewart...
Winfield Courier, June 1, 1876.
Last Saturday, pursuant to call, the citizens of Winfield met at the Courthouse and organized a meeting by calling D. A. Millington to the chair and electing C. M. McIntire secretary.
After deliberation as to what steps should be taken to appropriately celebrate the 4th of July of the Centennial year, the following committee was appointed to draft a plan of procedure and report to a meeting of citizens last night: James Kelly, J. P. Short, C. M. McIntire, W. B. Gibbs, and W. C. Robinson.
At the appointed hour, Wednesday evening, the meeting assembled at the Courthouse and organized by selecting C. A. Bliss, chairman, and J. E. Allen as secretary. The committee made a report which, after some amendments made by the meeting, was finally adopted.
Committee on Music: J. D. Pryor, Mrs. W. D. Roberts, Miss Mollie Bryant.
Committee on Decoration: Frank Gallotti, John Swain, I. Randall, Mary Stewart, Jennie Greenlee, Ada Millington, Mrs. Rigby, Mrs. Mansfield.
Miss Mollie Bryant...
Winfield Courier, August 3, 1876.
At the meeting of the Winfield school board last Saturday, it was decided to employ Miss Mollie Bryant to teach the primary and Miss Saint the intermediate department, for the ensuing term.
Mary A. Bryant...
Winfield Courier, September 7, 1876.
                                                           Normal School.
The following are the names of teachers attending the Normal School at this place.

From Winfield: Wm. J. McClellan; J. K. Beckner; Rachel Nauman; Kate Gilleland; Maggie Stansberry; Sallie E. Rea; M. J. Huff; C. A. Winslow; Amy Robertson; Mary E. Lynn; Lusetta Pyburn; Mrs. Bell Seibert; Nannie McGee; Sarah E. Davis; O. S. Record; Byron A. Fouch; Mary A. Bryant; Mina C. Johnson; Mattie Roberts; Emma Saint.
Mary A. Bryant...
Winfield Courier, September 21, 1876.
                              Minutes of the Cowley County Teachers’ Institute.
Agreeable to the call of the County Superintendent of Public Instruction, the teachers of Cowley County met in annual insti­tute on Monday, Sept. 11th, at 9 o’clock a.m. On account of sickness in his family, Mr. Wilkinson was unable to attend, and the duty of conducting the Institute devolved on Prof. A. B. Lemmon.
The Institute organized by electing the following officers: President, Mr. D. M. Snow; Vice President, Mr. H. M. Bacon; Secretary, Miss M. A. Bryant. Messrs. Robinson, Bacon, and Millard, and Misses Cowles and Roberts were chosen a committee on query box.
Miss Mollie Bryant...
Winfield Courier, October 5, 1876.
It is with pleasure that we notice Miss Mollie Bryant’s name appears in the list of teachers securing “A” grade certificates. She is a very successful teacher and will conduct the primary department of our city schools in a manner reflecting credit upon herself as well as upon the school board.
Mary A. Bryant...
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.
“A” GRADE: Miss Xina Cowles, Miss Mary A. Bryant, Ella Wickersham, George Robinson.
Of the seventy teachers applying for certificates fifty-seven received second grade, three first grade, four “A” grade, and six failed.
Capt. Lowry, Misses Stewart and Bryant...
Winfield Courier, January 4, 1877.
The sheriff, the postmaster, the editor, the “capitalist,” the attorney, and two law students enjoyed a magnificent New Years’ dinner at the residence of Capt. Lowry. The Misses Stewart and Bryant were particularly solicitous upon that occasion.
Mollie Bryant...
Winfield Courier, August 9, 1877.
The following are the teachers attending the Cowley County Normal.
Winfield. Misses Ella C. Davis, Mary Pontious, Fannie Pontious, Miss C. Johnson, Alice Pyburn, Lusetta Pyburn, Mattie E. Minnihan, Lissie Summers, Mattie E. Walters, Rachel E. Nauman, Allie Klingman, Alice A. Aldrich, Genie Holmes, Ella E. Scott, Ella Hunt, Ella Wickersham, Emma Saint, Mollie Bryant, Ella Freeland, Maggie Stansbury, Amy Robertson, Lizzie Kinne, Sarah Hodges, Jennie Hare, Sallie Levering, Effie Randall, Sarah E. Davis, Inez Daniels; Messrs. O. S. Record, Frank Starwalt, M. H. Marcum, J. D. Hunt, J. A. Rupp, C. C. Holland, J. B. Freeland, N. N. Winton, A. B. Taylor.
Winfield Courier, September 13, 1877.

The Winfield schools commence on Monday next, September 17th. The first and second grade classes will occupy the schoolhouse, the third and fourth grades the basement of the new Presbyterian church. Teachers: Prof. Geo. W. Robinson, Miss Emma Saint, Miss Ella Wickersham, and Miss Mollie Bryant.
Winfield Courier, October 4, 1877.
The Winfield schools are doing good work. In attendance, first grade scholars, 49; Prof. Geo. W. Robinson, principal. Second grade, 44; Miss Emma Saint, assistant. Third grade, 40; Miss F. Wickersham, teacher. Fourth grade, 77; Miss M. Bryant, teacher. Total attendance: 210.
Mrs. John Lowry’s son, John S. Bryant...
Winfield Courier, October 11, 1877.
Central City, Dakota Territory, October 4. A fatal shooting affray occurred this evening. Jno. S. Bryant, owning a placer claim here, claimed surface ground of his claim as a mill site. A. W. Adams, formerly a correspondent of the Salt Lake Tribune and Chicago papers, whose nom de plume was “Old Pioneer,” and “Ching Foo,” also claimed the ground by right of purchase. The difficulty culminated this evening. They met on the ground. Adams shot Bryant through the body, and turned and fled. Bryant then, drawing a navy revolver, fired three shots at Adams, the first missing; after the second shot, Adams fell. Bryant still advanced, and placing the pistol at his head, sent a ball through Adams’ brain, killing him instantly. Bryant is not expected to recover.
We believe that Mr. Bryant is a son of Mrs. Lowry, of this place, and visited here two or three months in 1872. Mr. Bryant has since died.
Winfield Courier, October 25, 1877.
DIED. At Central City, Dakota Territory, Oct. 5, 1877, John S., youngest son of William S. and Leonora Bryant, formerly of Peru, Lazette County, Illinois; aged 22 years and 14 days.
We clip the following from the Black Hills Daily Pioneer.
“The funeral of Mr. J. S. Bryant on Sunday was attended by a large crowd of his mourning friends. It was the largest funeral procession we have seen in the Hills. The services were conducted at Central City by Major Newson, and the choir led by Mr. Charles Lack. The Major made a most eloquent, touching, and appropriate address. We regret exceedingly not having space to publish it. It was a sermon preached out of the pulpit without gown or cassock, a just tribute to the memory of the deceased, and caused the tear of sympathy to moisten many a manly eye. It did not harrow up the feelings of the bereaved, but appealed to the hearts of all.”
Miss Mary Bryant...
Winfield Courier, November 1, 1877.
                                                         Teachers’ Directory.
Geo. W. Robinson, Dist. No. 1, Winfield.
Miss Emma Saint, Dist. No. 1, Winfield.
Miss Ella Wickersham, Dist. No. 1, Winfield.
Miss Mary Bryant, Dist. No. 1, Winfield.
Miss Mina C. Johnson, Dist. No. 1, Winfield.
Mary Bryant...

Winfield Courier, November 8, 1877.
The Presbyterian Sunday school is fully organized. Last Friday evening officers were elected as follows: Rev. J. E. Platter, superintendent; Henry E. Asp, assistant; G. S. Manser, secretary; T. B. Myers, librarian; Miss Mary Bryant, treasurer; J. D. Pryor, chorister; Mary Bryant, organist; Mrs. Earnest, assistant. The school meets regularly every Sabbath at 3 o’clock p.m.
Winfield Courier, March 21, 1878.
                                                           Winfield Schools.
Our public schools are to close tomorrow for a vacation of one week. The work of the term has been satisfactory to teachers, students, and patrons. We spent a part of last Tuesday visiting the different rooms and were pleased with the interest and attention manifest in all of them. Mr. Robinson and his assistants deserve and receive the hearty support of the people of our city. The only hindrance to the complete success of schools is their overcrowded condition. During the term just closing, Prof. Robinson has had an enrollment of 54; Miss Saint, 72; Miss Wickersham, 78; Miss Bryant, 114; and Miss Johnson, about 30. It is a mistake to crowd 360 students into five school rooms. Steps should be taken at once to secure additional school accommodations before the opening of the next school year. Now is the time to attend to this matter. The schools now occupy two rooms in the schoolhouse and two rooms in the basement of the Presbyterian Church. These rooms are now far from sufficient. Two additional rooms are needed. The main building of our schoolhouse should be erected this summer. We have no school bond indebtedness, the last bond is being paid; building material and work is cheap; the state permanent school fund is so flush of money that it has taken seven percent bonds at par. It is estimated that $7,000 will build a main building of four large rooms and remodel the old so as to make the whole one of the most beautiful structures in the state. Who will move in the matter.
Mary Bryant...
Winfield Courier, April 18, 1878.
                                           COWLEY COUNTY TEACHERS.
                                                               GRADE A.
Winfield: Geo. W. Robinson; Ella Wickersham, Mary Bryant, Emma Saint, Mina Johnson, Alice A. Aldrich.
Winfield Courier, September 5, 1878. School Items on Back Page.
                                                      COURSE OF STUDY.
                                              WINFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOL,
                                   WINFIELD, COWLEY COUNTY, KANSAS.
                                       BY GEO. W. ROBINSON, PRINCIPAL.
                                                        SCHOOL BOARD.
                                                    James E. Platter: Director.
                                                       E. P. Kinne: Treasurer.
                                                        John D. Pryor: Clerk.
                                                DEPARTMENT TEACHERS.
                                         Miss Sarah E. Aldrich, Grammar School.
                                          Miss Emma Saint, Second Intermediate.

                                           Miss Sarah Hodges, First Intermediate.
                                           Miss Allie Klingman, Second Primary.
                                             Miss Mary A. Bryant, First Primary.
Winfield Courier, January 30, 1879.
                                                       Teachers’ Directory.
District No. 1: WINFIELD.
Geo. W. Robinson, Emma Saint, Sarah Aldrich, Sarah Hodges, Mary Bryant, Allie Klingman, Ioa Roberts.
Mollie Bryant...
Winfield Courier, June 26, 1879.
At a meeting of the School Directors on Monday, June 16th, F. S. Jennings in the chair, the following appointments were made for the coming year: Principal, Prof. E. T. Trimble, of Illi­nois, who takes the place of Mr. G. W. Robinson, resigned; Helen E. Meach, of Chicago, who takes the place of Miss Aldrich in the grammar department; Miss Sarah Hodges, who takes the place of Mrs. Moffitt, resigned—second intermediate; Miss Minnie Johnson, a new appointment, 1st intermediate; Miss Allie Klingman, returned, 2nd primary; Miss Mollie Bryant, 1st primary.
Mary A. Bryant...
Winfield Courier, January 22, 1880.
On January 17th, the ladies who met for the purpose of organizing a public reading room and library, received reports from the four ward committees who had been canvassing the city.
The city had obtained 63 lady members at $3 per year and received $175.00 in books, $77.75 in cash, 10 papers (daily, etc.), 1 clock and bracket, 2 window shades, and several pic­tures. The southwest ward has been but partially canvassed.
A committee on constitution was appointed, consisting of Mrs. Van Doren, Mrs. Dr. Davis, Mrs. Wallis, Mrs. Trimble, and Mrs. Holloway. This committee is to report at next meeting.
Mrs. Earnest, Mrs. Hickok and Mr. Beach were made a commit­tee on procuring a suitable room, to report at next meeting.
Meeting adjourned to meet at 4 p.m., Jan. 22nd, at the Baptist church.
Everybody interested in this important enterprise is ear­nestly requested to be present at this meeting. MARY A. BRYANT, Sec’y pro tem.
Miss Mollie Bryant...
Winfield Courier, May 6, 1880.
A public installation of the officers of the I. O. G. T. took place in the Odd Fellow’s hall Monday evening. The society is in a very flourishing condition and is accomplishing much good in the community. The following officers were installed.
W. - C.T.D.           C. Beach.
W. V. T.                Mrs. Clara Beach.
W. S.                     Henry Rowland.

W. F. S.                 Miss Mollie Bryant.
W. T.                     R. C. Story.
W. C.                     Rev. J. Cairns.
W. M.                    Forest Roland.
W. G.                     Miss Frederick.
W. Sen.                  F. T. Berkey.
W. R. H. S.            Mrs. E. T. Trimble.
W. L. H. S.            Mrs. Maggie Weeks.
W. A. S.                Miss Mary Cochran.
W. A. M.               Miss M. E. Gale.
E. T. Trimble taking his seat as P. W. C. Templar.
After the installation we had the pleasure of listening to the remarks by R. C. Story, E. T. Trimble, and Mr. Seward, of Kentucky.
Mary A. Bryant...
Winfield Courier, June 17, 1880.
The following teachers have been hired for the next term of the public schools: E. T. Trimble, principal; Mary A. Bryant, Allie Klingman, Alice Aldrich, Miss Belle Fitzgerald, Mattie Gibson, Jeanie Melville, Miss C. S. Cook, assistants. The salary of the principal was fixed at $90 per month, and that of the assistants at $40 per month. The grade of the teachers was left at the discretion of the principal, with the concurrence of the board.
Mrs. Lowry’s son, Will Bryant, returns for visit...
Winfield Courier, June 24, 1880.
Mr. Will Bryant, a son of Mrs. Lowry, and an old time resident of Winfield, returned last week. He will only remain a short time.
Winfield Courier, July 8, 1880.
R. M. Snyder has sold his grocery store to Messrs. Bryant & Bennett, late of Texas. Mr. Bryant is a son of Mrs. Lowry, of this place, and an old time resident of Winfield. They under­stand the grocery business and will make things boom in the grocery trade.
Winfield Courier, July 15, 1880.
                                                       CHANGE OF FIRM.
BRYANT & BENNETT, Having bought R. M. Snyder’s stock of Groceries, and with large invoice coming in daily, are PREPARED TO COMPETE with any house in the county, EITHER WHOLE­SALE OR RETAIL. “Live and Let Live” is our motto. HIGHEST MARKET PRICE PAID FOR PRODUCE. Goods sold at bed rock prices. Give us a trial is all we ask. [NO ADDRESS GIVEN.]
Winfield Courier, July 15, 1880.
In another column will be found an ad for the new grocery firm of Bryant & Bennett. These gentlemen purchased the grocery house of R. M. Snyder, one of the best in city; and have stocked it up with everything needed in the grocery line, and are preparing to do a large share of the business coming to Winfield. They are live, enterprising men, are thoroughly acquainted with the business, and will succeed.
Miss Mollie Bryant...

Winfield Courier, August 26, 1880.
At a recent meeting of the I. O. O. G. T. of this city, the following officers were installed: James Kelly, W. C. T.; Mrs. E. T. Trimble, W. V. T.; Henry Rowland, W. S.; Miss Mollie Bryant, W. F. S.; Frank Berkey, W. T.; Rev. Cairns, W. C.; Mr. Linn, W. M.; Miss Clara Berkey, W. G.; T. H. Soward, W. S.
Miss Mary Bryant...
Winfield Courier, September 2, 1880.
Miss Mary Bryant will open a select school in one of the rooms of the frame schoolhouse next Monday.
Will Bryant...
Winfield Courier, September 2, 1880.
The firm of Bryant & Bennett has dissolved. Bryant contin­ues the business and Bennett returns to Texas.
Miss Mary A. Bryant...
Winfield Courier, November 25, 1880.
The Winfield schools are underway with ten rooms occupied and ten teachers, viz:
Mrs. Will B. Caton, first primary, first ward, north room, first floor.
Miss Mary A. Bryant, first primary, second ward, south room, first floor.
Miss Laura Bartlett, second primary, first ward, east room, first floor.
Miss Jennie Melville, second primary, second ward, north room, first floor.
Miss Alice Aldrich, first intermediate, first ward, west room, first floor.
Miss Allie Klingman, first intermediate, second ward, south room, second floor.
Miss Cook, second intermediate, first ward, north room, second floor.
Miss Sarah Hodges, second intermediate, second ward, north room, second floor.
Prof. A. Gridley, Jr., grammar, first ward, east room, second floor.
Prof. E. T. Trimble, high school, first ward, west room, second floor.
Excerpts: Will Bryant...
Winfield Courier, February 3, 1881.
The fire on Wednesday morning was a practical illustration of our helplessness in case of a conflagration. The business portion of the town was saved more as the result of favorable conditions than anything else. A strong wind was blowing from the north, and the heat on the stone wall on the south was great enough to crack the wall, and partially calcine the stone. The Turk will see the destruction of hundreds of buildings and ascribe it to “fate,” or as a punishment sent on them by Allah. We believe the Lord protects and helps those who help themselves. Let us not be like the Turk, but show ourselves the intelligent, practical businessmen we are, by guarding against a conflagration that may destroy the business portion of our beautiful city.
Mr. Bryant removed a portion of stock. Loss unknown.
Will Bryant...
Winfield Courier, March 17, 1881.

Will Bryant leaves for his old home in Texas soon. He has disposed of the last remnant of his grocery stock. We had hoped that Will would make his home permanently with us, but Texas has charms for him that he can’t resist.
Mary Bryant...
Winfield Courier, January 12, 1882.
Teachers Directory: 1881-82.    WINFIELD.    MONTHLY SALARY.
                                              Mary Bryant, city schools: $40.00
Cowley County Courant, May 18, 1882.
The following are the teachers employed for the next year in the city schools: Miss Klingman, Miss Bryant, Miss Hamill, Miss Crippen, Miss Gibson, Miss Ella Kelly, Mrs. Trimble, Miss Rosa Rounds, and Mrs. Will B. Caton. E. T. TRIMBLE, Principal.
Winfield Courier, January 11, 1883.
The Presbyterian Sunday school of this city had an average attendance in 1882 of 184, and the collections amounted to about $150. The officers of 1882 were last Sunday re-elected for this year. They are: T. B. Myers, Superintendent; J. O. Taylor, Assistant Superintendent; Miss McCommon, Treasurer; Miss Mary Bryant, Organist; Perry Tucker, Librarian; and Frank Greer, Secretary.
Miss Mollie Bryant...
Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.
Miss Mollie Bryant and Mrs. W. B. Caton gave their pupils of the public school a picnic in the Riverside Park last Tuesday, and had a gay, frolicking time.
Miss Mary Bryant...
Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.
                                                      Winfield Public Schools.
The city schools will open Sept. 29th, under the superintendency of A. Gridley, Jr., with the following corps of teachers.
Miss Cora E. Reynolds, High School.
Mr. W. C. Barnes, (A) Grammar room.
Miss Lois Williams (B) Grammar room.
Miss Allie Dickle, 2nd Intermediate (east ward).
Miss Sadie Davis, 1st Intermediate (east ward).
Miss Retta Gridley, 2nd Primary (east ward).
Mrs. Leavitt, 2nd Primary (east ward).
Miss Jessie Stretch, 1st Primary (east ward).
Miss Fannie Stretch, 2nd Intermediate (west ward).
Miss Mattie Gibson, 1st Intermediate (west ward).
Miss Mary Hamil, 2nd Primary (west ward).
Miss Mary Bryant, 1st Primary (west ward).
It is desired by the Superintendent that all pupils who intend to enter school and do not know to which room they belong, should meet him in the High School building on Saturday, Sept. 27th, at one o’clock p.m., that they may be assigned to the proper grades.
Unknown: If F. E. Bryant of Illinois was related somehow to Mrs. Lowry...
Mr. Bryant married Mrs. Lowry’s sister, Mary Stewart.

Winfield Courier, October 30, 1884.
MARRIED. Mr. F. E. Bryant, of Piatt County, Illinois, and Miss Mary Stewart were married at 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon at the residence of Capt. Lowry, in this city, by Dr. W. R. Kirkwood. Miss Stewart is a lady of many good qualities and her marriage elicits hearty congratulations.
Mary Bryant and Jennie Lowry...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 16, 1885.
Misses Mary Bryant and Jennie Lowry returned Saturday from a very pleasant visit with relatives in Illinois.
Mary Bryant and Capt. Lowry...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 23, 1885.
Miss Mary Bryant entertained the W. C. T. U. Tuesday afternoon. Apples, peaches, and pears, grown in the grounds of Capt. Lowry, were passed around. The Captain is making a big horticultural showing.
Miss Mary Bryant...
                                                        CITY TEACHERS.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 6, 1885.
The school board has employed the full corps of city teachers, excepting those for the new Central school building, which will not be finished before September 18th, as follows: A. Gridley, Principal, $125 per month; Prof. W. N. Rice, High School, $60; Miss Louise S. Gregg, $50; Miss Lois Williams, $45; Miss Sada Davis, $45; Miss Maude M. Pearson, $40; Miss Iva Crane, $40; Miss Lucretia Davis, $40; Miss Mary Berkey, $40; Miss Alice E. Dickie, $50; Miss Mattie Gibson, $45; Miss Mary E. Hamill, $45; Miss Mary Bryant, $50; Miss Florence Campbell, $50; Miss Clara Davenport, $40; Miss Jessie Stretch, $50; Miss Fannie Stretch, $45.
Mattie Bryant; Jennie Lowry...
                                             THE CITY SCHOOL OPENED.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 1, 1885.
Third ward—Miss Alice Dickey, 2nd intermediate; Miss Mary Hamill, 2nd primary. Miss Mattie Bryant, teacher of the 1st primary in this ward is necessarily absent in Colorado, and her department will be taught till her return by Miss Jennie Lowry.
Miss Mary Bryant...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 31, 1885.
The Presbyterian Sunday School elected officers for 1886 last Sunday, as follows: H. T. Shivvers, supt., Addison Brown, secretary; Hop. Shivvers, treasurer; Perry Tucker, librarian; Miss Mary Bryant, teacher infant class; Miss Pearl Van Doren, organist.
Excerpts: Jennie Lowry, Mary Bryant, Mollie Bryant...
                                                     WEDDING CHIMES.
               The Marriage of Mr. B. W. Matlack and Miss Gertrude McMullen.
                                              A Brilliant and Elaborate Affair.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 7, 1886.

The shutters had been closed and the parlors illuminated by gas light, making a soft, mellow light entrancingly beautiful. Just enough daylight found its way in to complete the novel effect. At 2:30 the bridal pair came lightly down the stairway amid the sweet strains of Mendelssohn’s wedding march, by Master Olmstead, and took their position in the north parlor. The bride was on the arm of her father, Mr. J. F. McMullen, and the groom was accompanied by the bride’s mother. The attendants were Misses Nellie McMullen, cousin of the bride, and Jennie Lowry and Messrs. Ed. J. McMullen, the bride’s brother, and Frank F. Leland.
Miss Nellie McMullen was attired in a handsome blue brocade sateen, and Miss Lowry in very pretty shrimp pink satin. The groom and his attendants were arrayed in conventional black, with white cravats and kids.
                                                            THE GUESTS.
                                         Listed as one of the guests: Mary Bryant.
                                              THE TOKENS AND DONORS.
                               Silver castor, Misses Jennie Lowry and Mollie Bryant.
Excerpt: Mary Bryant...
                                                         CITY SCHOOLS.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 4, 1886.
Weekly report of tardiness for week ending Jan. 29, 1886.
                                                            THIRD WARD.
2nd Intermediate. Teacher: Lillie Dickie. Tardiness: 12
1st Intermediate. Teacher: Mattie Gibson. Tardiness: 6
2nd Primary. Teacher: Mary Hamill. Tardiness: 15
1st Primary. Teacher: Mary Bryant. Tardiness: 8
Mary Bryant...
                                                   HONORS FOR GOUGH.
                               The Gough Memorial Services by the W. C. T. U.
                                           A Successful and Becoming Credit.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 15, 1886.
The National Woman’s Christian Temperance Union specified Sunday, April 11th, as a day for meetings all over America in honor of that great temperance advocate who laid down his early armor March 18th. The Winfield Union, with its usual zeal and enterprise, was of course to the front and arranged for exercises at the Courthouse Sunday evening. The room was nicely decorated with a background of the stars and stripes, inscribed thereon, “Prohibition,” the Union’s motto, “For God, For Home, and Native Land,” with an appropriate likeness of Gough in the center of a banner bearing, “Young men, make your record clean; Our Leader, John B. Gough.” The floral decoration was also good.

The audience was large—too large for the rooms, a large number being unable to get in. The Opera House would have been none too large. The president, Mrs. C. H. Greer, presided, while fifteen members of the Union, Mrs. E. D. Garlick, Mrs. J. C. McMullen, Mrs. E. M. Albright, Mrs. J. W. Curns, Mrs. H. Beck, Mrs. Flo Williams, Mrs. S. J. Hepler, Mrs. C. Strong, Mrs. Ed. P. Greer, Mrs. Dr. Elder, Mrs. M. L. Gates, Misses Mary Bryant, Ella Kelly, Emma Strong, and Fannie Stretch occupied seats together and gave responsive readings relative to the life of Gough, a very thorough synopsis of the history and work of this great temperance orator. A male quartette, Messrs. Dr. Gay, J. S. R. Bates, C. I. Forsyth, and Joe Holiday, with Miss Pearl Van Doren at the instrument, gave beautiful and appropriate music.
Rev. S. R. Reese delivered the address of the evening. It was clear cut and finely founded, taking up the life of the man, the meeting was held to commemorate. The speaker took him from youth to the grave, drawing practical lessons. Gough was a learned man only in nature. He had no polish and was not a broad thinker. On the rostrum he violated every established rule of rhetoric, logic, and gesture. But he had his heart in the cause; it was the great theme of his life. He was an inimitable personator, often taking a dozen characters in a single lecture. His magnetism, zeal, and eloquence drowned all imperfection in manner—he was John B. Gough and nobody else. He had been to the lowest depths of human degradation and as he held the mirror up to his vast audiences, in dramatic and enticing though rough manner, he wielded his audience with a sovereign scepter. If he wanted his hearers to cry, they cried; if he wanted them to laugh, they laughed; if he wanted to thrill them, the dramatic effect was wonderful. He was nature’s orator, nature’s noble man. He drew all his inspiration, all his eloquence, all his influence, all his greatness from nature itself. With natural gifts of speech, human instinct, and enticing oratory—oratory which in men less magnetic and earnest would have possibly been mediocre, but which to his hearers was grand, he did a work that no other living man could have done. The speaker cited the fact that dozens in his audience were more brainy than Gough was, but they couldn’t make a ripple on such a sea as he fathomed. He bent all his energies to one grand purpose. It was ground in his being and the good he wrought will go down and down and down the ages as the greatest spark in one of the greatest reforms the world ever knew. Having been in the gutter, writhing in delirium, Gough raised to the apex of reformatory grandeur. His natural gifts and great work will be extolled to the end of time. Here Mr. Reese showed up the weighty mantle Gough had let fall on others who must carry on the work in which he died. All must be up and doing, reverses may come, the ground may possibly have to all be fought over. The cause is now going onward, especially here in Glorious Kansas, but the armor must be constantly girded on. The language and arrangement of the lecture were very thorough and showed deep thought. Mrs. Flo. Williams, during the evening read a selection from Gough, “What is a Minority?” and Mrs. Greer made remarks of local application. The W. C. T. U. scored a fine success in its meeting last night—one in harmony with the enterprise of the ladies of the Union and of Winfield.


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