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S. W. Chatterson

                                      Pleasant Valley and Windsor Townships.
Kansas 1875 Census Pleasant Valley Township, Cowley County, 3/1/1875.
Name                           age sex color    Place/birth    Where from
S. W. Chatterson          31    m    w Michigan                Michigan
Ella Chatterson       28     f     w      Michigan                Michigan
John Chatterson              5    m    w Kansas
Mary Chatterson            3     f     w      Kansas
Windsor Township 1878: S. W. Chatterson, 35, spouse, E., 28.
P. O. Address: Lazette.
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Cowley County Censor, October 21, 1871.
One mile below Silverdale, at junction of Grouse and Silver creeks.
Winfield Courier, February 11, 1875.
The following is the list of petit jurors drawn for the March term of the District Court: J. B. Nipp, S. W. Chatterson, S. P. Berryman, P. F. Endicott, J. E. Dunn, G. W. Melville,
J. W. Melville, J. W. Weimer, A. T. Gay, Sanford Day, Isaac Howe, B. C. French, S. M. Fall, Thos. Hart.
Winfield Courier, August 3, 1876.
At a regular meeting of the Brane Sabbath School, the following resolutions were adopted.
Resolved, That we tender a vote of thanks to Prof. A. B. Lemmon for the able and acceptable manner in which he addressed our joint Sunday School picnic on the 29th.
Resolved, That a copy of the resolutions be furnished each of the Winfield papers.
                     Wm. CRABB, C. J. BRANE, S. W. CHATTERSON, Committee.
Winfield Courier, January 11, 1877.
From Odessa Sabbath School, Pleasant Valley.
The Sabbath school for 1876 was organized April 8th, with the following officers: Superintendent, Joel Mason; Asst. Superintendent, S. H. Sparks; Secretary, C. J. Brane; Treasurer, Miss M. J. Huff; Librarian, Mrs. Maggy Huff; male teachers, S. H. Sparks, Wm. Crabbs, Joseph Crabbs (Joseph Crabbs after a short time left our county, at which time William Wilson was chosen teacher in his stead). Female Teachers, Miss M. J. Huff; Mrs. Cover; Mrs. M. E. Brane; Mrs. Ella Chatterson.
There were seven organized classes. The average attendance for thirty-five Sabbaths was as follows: Teachers 5, scholars 21¼.
Our school committed 1,101 verses. Receipts $18.80, expen­ditures $18.10, for books, papers, lesson leaves, etc. Our school distributed twenty copies of Sabbath School papers each Sabbath, alternate Children’s Friend and Missionary Visitor, up to November 1st. We also received and distributed forty copies of lesson leaves per month, up to November 1st.

We gave our scholars tickets every Sabbath. Gems and rewards were also distributed to the scholars. The school has been a grand success. The number of Scholars enrolled the first Sabbath were 17 and the scholarship increased to 34. The attendance varied with circumstances. During the entire nine months of our school, there were but three Sabbaths that we failed to meet, owing, to bad weather. C. J. BRANE, Sec.
Winfield Courier, March 22, 1877.
Bridge Meeting.
PLEASANT VALLEY, March 14, 1877.
Meeting for purpose of soliciting subscriptions for repair­ing abutments for iron bridge across Walnut River, south of Winfield, convened, with C. J. Brane in the chair. T. J. Harris, Joel Mason, and W. B. Sitter were appointed committee to solicit subscriptions.
Motion carried to the effect that committee proceed to business immediately.
Motion that proceedings of the meeting be furnished the Winfield papers for publication. Carried.
On motion the meeting adjourned.
S. W. CHATTERSON, Secretary.
Winfield Courier, March 28, 1878.
Mr. Chatterson, of Benderville, is about moving his saw mill to Walnut River, three miles below Winfield.
Winfield Courier, May 9, 1878.
Notice the new advertisement of S. W. Chatterson. His mill for sawing native lumber, only 2½ miles from this city, is a convenience much needed, and will be highly appreciated. Mr. Chatterson is a wide-awake man and will be found reliable.
AD: NATIVE LUMBER! Having moved my Mill to J. G. TITUS’ FARM, Two and a half miles below Winfield, I am now prepared to FILL ORDERS FOR ANY KIND OF NATIVE LUMBER PROMPTLY. Orders can be left at Winfield Post Office. S. W. CHATTERSON.
Winfield Courier, January 2, 1879.
CHATTERSON, S. W., is a manufacturer of native lumber, and supplies his customers to order with dispatch.
Winfield Courier, January 2, 1879.
NATIVE LUMBER. Having moved my Mill to J. G. Titus’ Farm, two and a half miles below Winfield, I am now prepared to Fill Orders For any kind of Native Lumber Promptly. Orders can be left at Winfield Post Office. S. W. CHATTERSON.
[Note: I do not know which is correct: Meyers or Myers. See items below. MAW]
Winfield Courier, February 19, 1880.
CIVIL DOCKET. FOURTH DAY. S. W. Chatterson vs. L. K. Meyers.
Winfield Courier, November 25, 1880.
CIVIL DOCKET. THIRD DAY. Sylvester W. Chatterson vs. L. K. Myers, sheriff.
Winfield Courier, December 29, 1881.

There is a report in town that Lippman and Chatterson, who went from this county to Arkansas, have been convicted of pur­loining timber from government lands and sent up for twenty years. The report is from doubtful authority and we hope it is not true. They were regarded as good citizens here and we are slow to believe ill of them.
Winfield Courier, December 29, 1881.
There is only one thing which makes the report about Lippman and Chatterson seem probable to us. They both slid out without paying their little bills to the COURIER.
Winfield Courier, January 5, 1882.
We have received information, which seems to confirm the report published last week of Lippman and Chatterson being sent to the penitentiary for twenty years for stealing government timber. The report also comes that two of Lippman’s children got into a fight and one killed the other with a knife.
Winfield Courier, January 12, 1882.
                                                    LATE FROM LIPPMAN.
Dr. Wagner has handed us a note just received from Leon Lippman, of whom we have noticed reports from two sources and which we are glad to learn have no foundation in fact. In this letter Mr. Lippman says: “I find myself compelled to write you at once, for my wife has received a letter from yours inquiring about my reported imprisonment. I am not in prison, am not in danger of getting in, and have done nothing to merit it.” He gives a detailed account of his saw mill and lumber business, which are prospering, and of all his children, mentioning them by name, and showing that they are all well, lively, and learning rapidly. He mentions that Mathew Coleman got killed sometime ago, that his widow recently married again to a good man, and that Mr. Chatterson lost a child last August. He writes from his present home, Russell, Arkansas.
Winfield Courier, January 12, 1882.
The report that Lippman was in the penitentiary proves to be a canard. J. E. Allen has received a communication from a lawyer at Cercy, Arkansas, stating that Lippman and Chatterson are there and doing well and are in greater danger of going to Congress than the penitentiary. We are glad to hear this and to be able to report it to their many friends in the county. We suppose that the story about Lippman’s boys getting into a quarrel in which one was killed has about the same foundation. This sounds to us more like truth than the former report.
[Note: Above was the last entry found concerning S. W. Chatterson. MAW]


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