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Capt. W. E. Chenoweth

Arkansas City Traveler, June 28, 1876.
TIMOTHY. Capt. Chenoweth showed us a head of timothy measuring 10-3/4 inches. It was sown during the dry weather two years ago.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 29, 1876.    
There were two law suits last Thursday. One before Judge McIntire, between Capt. Chenoweth and A. H. Acton, in reference to some taxes, and the other before Esquire Bonsall. The latter was brought by J. M. Felton against McCracken, of Lazette, for taking a watering pail. The defendant plead his own case, and was discharged, free of costs.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 9, 1877. Front Page.
                                                          Coal at Salt City.
                                            SALT CITY, KAS., April 28, 1877.
At a meeting called for the purpose of taking action with regard to the organization of a coal company at this place. On motion Mr. L. Small was elected Chairman and W. E. Chenoweth, Secretary.
A letter was read by Mr. Wm. Berkey, from Todd & Royal, with regard to their proposition, on the shaft already begun. Short speeches were made by the following named persons, concerning the past, present, and future goal prospects: Messrs. Foster, Broadbent, Acton, Mills, Ward, Berry, Chenoweth, Berkey, Reynolds, and Lewis. A lively time was had.
On motion of Mr. Wm. Berkey, an election of five directors for a coal company was ordered. This resulted in the selection of the following gentlemen: George Reynolds, I. H. Hudson, Robert Mills, L. Small, and Wm. Berkey.
Moved and seconded that H. B. Pruden be the Treasurer of the company. On motion, W. E. Chenoweth was chosen Secretary.
Messrs. Berkey and Mills were instructed to confer with Todd & Royal and make arrangements with them on a proposition to proceed with the old shaft.
Motion made by Mr. Lewis that the two men who confer with Todd & Royal meet the Board of Directors on Saturday, May 5th, 1877, at 10 o’clock a.m., and give their report of the result of the conference, and that they invite Todd & Royal to meet the board at that time in the schoolhouse at Salt City.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 1, 1877.
We don’t know how true it is, but we learn that Captain Sybert, of Maple Township, is another candidate for Sheriff, and Capt. Chenoweth and a gentleman by the name of Nixon, and one of the former clerks in the County Clerk’s office, are candidates for Registrar of Deeds. Mr. True, of Beaver Township, is a candidate for Treasurer, and Ed. Haight for County Surveyor. Their opponents will be the present officers holding the posi­tions with the exception of Sheriff, which office the law pre­vents anyone from holding more than two terms in succession.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 8, 1877.

Sealed proposals will be received at Salt City, Sumner County, Kansas, until August 15th, 1877, for the erection of a stone schoolhouse in School District No. 79, Bolton Township, Cowley County, KAS. Plan and specification can be seen at the TRAVELER office in Arkansas City, and at the residence of W. E. Chenoweth, in the above named District. The board reserve the right to reject any or all bids. Bidders are requested to be present at the opening of the bids at 2 o’clock p.m. of August 15, 1877. Job to be paid for in cash when completed according to specifications.
       A. M. SHURTZ, Director; W. E. CHENOWETH, Clerk; O. J. PALMER, Treasurer.
     School District No. 79, Cowley Co., Kans.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 3, 1878.
DIED. At her residence in Salt City, Kansas, of consump­tion, Friday, March 29th, 1878, Mrs. Chenoweth, wife of Capt. W. E. Chenoweth. Our sympathies are extended to the afflicted husband.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1880.
W. E. Chenoweth, so well and favorably known at the Chicago lumber company’s office in this city, has gone to Arkansas City to take charge of the business there.
Sumner County Press.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 22, 1880.
Hold a bucket for us while we weep. Joe Baldridge has been transferred from this place to the Chicago lumber yards at Winfield. Joe has been among us for many months, and by his genial ways has won the esteem and friendship of all who know him. His place here is supplied by Mr. W. E. Chenoweth, whom all of the “old timers” know, and who is gladly welcomed back to his early love. Mr. Chenoweth has recently had charge of the Chicago lumber yards at Wellington.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 22, 1880.
                                                    FOR THE CHILDREN.
The Methodist folks will have a Christmas tree for the children of their Sabbath school on next Friday evening, December 24. A merry time is guaranteed, and a cordial invitation extend­ed to all. Following are the various committees.
On General Arrangements. The officers of the ladies’ society and of the Sabbath school.
On Procuring Tree: Messrs. Snyder, Chenoweth, Russell, and Felton.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 20, 1881.
Mr. W. E. Chenoweth has been appointed a member of the School Board in place of Mr. Williams, who has removed from the district.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 31, 1881. Editorial Page.
                                                    THE OLD SOLDIERS.
Delegates meeting—a permanent organization elected, committees appointed, and the time fixed for the reunion of the old soldiers of Cowley.
Invitation and speakers—Hon. W. P. Hackney, Gen. Green, D. L. Kretsinger, M. G. Troup, Capt. Chenoweth, Capt. Nipp, Major Marshall, N. W. Dressie, and C. H. Bing.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 31, 1881. Editorial Page.

                  W. E. Chenoweth, Company I, Regiment: 16 Ind., Rank: Captain.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 31, 1881.
The wheel of time, in its revolutions, works many changes and in its constantly unrolling panorama of life reveals transpo­sitions and combinations, which partake of the incredible, yet prove the proverb, “Truth is stranger than fiction.” These remarks were naturally suggested by a piece of life history extending over an entire generation, the main actors in which are numbered amongst our respected citizens.
Nineteen years ago yesterday four of our citizens, to-wit: Capt. W. E. Chenoweth, Lieut. W. S. Ridenour, Corporal J. Ridenour, and J. B. Daniels, were captured by Gen. Kirby Smith, of the Confederate army, at Richmond, Kentucky, but were paroled after being held but a short time. All four served during the entire war, and, to say the least, it is passing strange that, after the lapse of so many years, they should meet again on the prosaic battlefield of every day life.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 23, 1881.
MARRIED. At the residence of the bride’s parents, in this city, on Sunday evening last, by Rev. Laverty, Mr. W. E. Chenoweth to Mrs. Emma Baker, all of this city. That the tie of affection which now binds them may ever increase with each passing year is the wish of their many friends in this community.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 30, 1881.
                                                         Thanksgiving Eve.
The entertainment given under the auspices of the ladies of the First Presbyterian Church, on Thanksgiving eve, was a decided success in every respect, and we believe netted somewhere in the neighborhood of $35 for the funds of the church. The following was the programme for the evening.
Song: “The Old Wooden Rocker,” by Arkansas City Glee Club.
Recitation: “Independence Day,” by Prof. Atkinson.
Instrumental music: Mrs. W. E. Chenoweth and Will Griffith.
Reading: Will Carleton’s “The Tramp,” by I. H. Bonsall.
Instrumental Music.
Song: “The Drunkard’s Dream,” by Wm. Blakeney.
The programme was fittingly closed by “The Prophetic Drama” or “The Coming Woman,” which was artistically rendered by the best “stars” of the age procured at an immense outlay, etc. The entertainment from first to last was decidedly above the average and the applause freely bestowed by the audience proved that the efforts of the performers were duly appreciated.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 8, 1882.
Attention is called to the new “ad” of the Chicago Lumber Co. in this issue. This firm keep up a good stock in their line, and under the skillful management of W. E. Chenoweth, we predict for them an ever increasing patronage.
AD:                                                  Chicago Lumber Co.
                                                               -Dealers in-
                                                        COAL & LUMBER,

Lath, Doors, Sash and Blinds; Marble Head Lone Cement, Hair Plaster, Building Paper, Tascott’s Ready Mixed Paints—the best in use.
                                      Large Stock, Good Goods, and Low Prices.
                                           W. E. Chenoweth, Resident Manager.
                                                  (Office on South Summit St.)
Arkansas City Traveler, February 8, 1882.
                                                               A. O. U. W.
A Lodge of A. O. U. W., consisting of forty members, was organized last week in this city by J. F. McMullen and B. M. Legg, of Winfield. The following officers were elected.
Past M. W.: James Benedict.
M. N.: Capt. O. S. Rarick.
Foreman: Archie Dunn.
Overseer: J. G. Sheldon.
Financier: W. M. Blakeney.
Receiver: W. E. Chenoweth.
Recorder: B. W. Matlack.
O. G.: H. R. Robinson.
I. G.: G. H. McIntire.
Guide: A. W. Patterson.
Trustees: A. A. Davis, J. C. Pickering, and C. R. Sipes.
Medical Examiners: H. D. Kellogg, J. T. Shepard.
Meets every Friday evening, at the Masonic Hall, until further arrangements.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 15, 1882.
Mr. W. E. Chenoweth was very dangerously sick several days of the past week with neuralgia of the stomach, but we are pleased to say he is now recovering from the attack.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 22, 1882.
Mr. W. E. Chenoweth is much better and his physicians entertain hopes of his recovery.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 1, 1882.
DIED. It is with regret we record the death of our towns­man, W. E. Chenoweth, who died at his residence in this city, last Friday evening, after an illness of about three weeks. At his request he was buried on the following day, at the cemetery in West Bolton, by the site of his first wife. The funeral sermon was preached (by request) by Rev. Laverty, at the M. E. Church in this city on Sunday last, and was listened to by a large and attentive congregation. The deceased leaves a widow and several children to mourn his loss.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 8, 1882.
WHEREAS, Brother W. E. Chenoweth was a member of the M. E. Church of this city, and it has pleased the Lord, the great head of the church, to remove our brother by death, and
WHEREAS, This our brother was greatly beloved by the church and community at large, and we recognize in his walk and conver­sation another evidence of the power of Christianity to make a life pure, beautiful, and holy.
THEREFORE, It is resolved that while we sincerely mourn his loss to the church, the world and his family, we especially tender our sympathy to his beloved wife, who is equally loved by the church and all others who know her beautiful life and character.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 8, 1882.

                                                     Resolution of Respect.
WHEREAS, It has pleased the Supreme Master of the Universe to remove, from our midst, our esteemed brother, W. E. Chenoweth, therefore be it
RESOLVED, By Arkansas City Lodge, No. 89, A. O. U. W., that while we bow in submission to the will of the Most High, we do not less mourn for our brother, who has been taken from us.
RESOLVED, That it is a just tribute to the memory of our departed brother to say that in regretting his removal from our midst we mourn for a faithful and useful member of our order, one who was in every way worthy of our respect and regard.
RESOLVED, That the heartfelt sympathy of this Lodge be extended to his family in their great affliction.
RESOLVED, That these resolutions be spread upon the records of this Lodge, and a copy thereof be transmitted to the family of our deceased brother.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 15, 1882.
Mr. James Hill is Administrator of W. E. Chenoweth’s estate.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 26, 1882.
The lodge of A. O. U. W. of this city paid the two thousand dollars insurance due the heirs of W. E. Chenoweth last Saturday. One thousand dollars was paid to Mrs. Chenoweth and one thousand dollars to Mr. James Hill as administrator of the estate, for the benefit of the heirs. This is the first death that has occurred in this lodge so far.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 14, 1882.
Mrs. James Hill and Mrs. Emma Chenoweth started on Monday’s afternoon train for Spring Vale, Ontario, Canada, wither they go to visit friends and relatives. They will probably be absent several months.


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