Bolton Township 1873: W. E. Chenoweth, 31; spouse, P. S., 30.
Bolton Township 1874: William E. Chenoweth, 32; spouse, P. S., 31.
Kansas 1875 Census Bolton Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name age sex color Place/birth Where from
W. E. Chenoweth 33 m w Virginia Missouri
P. S. Chenoweth 33 f w Missouri Missouri
Edgar Chenoweth 5 m w Missouri Missouri
Bernard Chenoweth 4 m w Missouri Missouri
Barton B. Chenoweth 3 m w Missouri Missouri
Barton B. Chenoweth 3 m w Kansas
Alicia Chenoweth 10m f w Kansas
FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
[REPORT FROM CORRESPONDENT AT BOLTON TOWNSHIP.]
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 26, 1873.
We propose to show at the next County Fair that Capt. Chenoweth of this township has as fine a lot of stock hogs as any man in this county, Judge Johnson’s celebrated swine family to the contrary notwithstanding.
Winfield Courier, September 16, 1875.
TO THE VOTERS OF COWLEY COUNTY. This is to certify that we, whose names are hereto subscribed, do most heartily recommend for our next County Treasurer, FRANK GALLOTTI, who has for the last year and a half faithfully and satisfactorily performed the duties of said office while acting in the capacity of Deputy; and we do hereby further certify that his character during that time has been such as to fully entitle him to the recommendation. The records of said office kept by him, bears ample testimony of his capability and efficiency. We consider him well qualified to fulfill the duties of said office, and therefore cheerfully recommend him to the voters of Cowley County as well worth of their cordial support, and who, if elected, will most faithfully and systematically perform the duties of said office.
W. E. Chenoweth was one of those who signed the above.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 28, 1876.
TIMOTHY. Capt. Chenoweth showed us a head of timothy measuring 10¾ inches. It was sown during the dry weather two years ago.
[REPUBLICAN COUNTY CONVENTION.]
Winfield Courier, August 17, 1876. Editorial Page.
The Republican county convention convened at the Courthouse, in Winfield, on Saturday, August 12th, at 1 o’clock p.m., and was called to order by A. B. Lemmon, chairman of the Republican county central committee. R. C. Story was elected temporary chairman and James Kelly secretary. A committee on credentials was appointed, consisting of Messrs. E. S. Torrance, J. W. Tull, A. B. Odell, T. R. Bryan, and S. M. Jarvis. The committee reported the following persons as having been duly elected as delegates and alternates to the convention.
Bolton: Delegates, W. E. Chenoweth, Frank Lorry, and Will Thompson. Alternates, H. B. Pruden and Strong Pepper.
[REPUBLICAN COUNTY CONVENTION.]
Winfield Courier, September 21, 1876. Editorial Page.
The committee on credentials being called submitted the following report: Your committee on credentials find that the following named gentlemen were duly elected as delegates to this convention, and all are entitled to seats therein.
Beaver Township: L. K. Bonnewell, C. W. Roseberry.
Bolton: Frank Lorry, W. Thompson, W. E. Chenoweth.
Winfield Courier, September 21, 1876.
CAPT. CHENOWETH, Frank Lorry, and J. C. Topliff represented the banner wheat raising township in the convention.
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, J. 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.
Motion carried that there be a meeting of the citizens of the vicinity, and all interested parties, at 2 o’clock p.m., at the same place, May 5th, 1877.
Moved and carried that the Arkansas City TRAVELER, Winfield Courier, and Oxford Independent be requested to publish these minutes.
On motion the meeting adjourned. L. SMALL, Chairman.
W. E. CHENOWETH, Secretary.
Winfield Courier, May 10, 1877. Back Page.
From Salt City. 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. F. Chenoweth Secretary.
A letter was read by Mr. W. Berkey, from Todd and Royal with regard to the proposition on the shaft already begun. Short speeches were made by the following named persons, concerning the past prospects and future coal prospects. Messrs. Foster, Broadbent, Acton, Mills, Ward, Berry, Chenoweth, Berkey, Reynolds, and Lewis. A lively time was had.
On motion of Mr. Berkey an election of five directors for a coal company was ordered. Respectfully in the selection of the following gentlemen: George Reynolds, J. H. Hudson, Robert Mills, L. Small, and W. Berkey. Moved and carried 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 and Royal, and make arrangements with them on a proposition to proceed with the old shaft. Motion made by Mr. Lewis that these two men who confer with Todd and Royal, meet the board of directors on Saturday, May 12th, 1877, at ten o’clock a.m., and give their report of the result of the conference and that they invite Todd and Royal to meet the board at that time in the schoolhouse in Salt City. Motion carried that there be a meeting of the citizens of the vicinity and all interested parties, at 2 o’clock p.m., at the same place May 5th, 1877. Moved and carried that the Arkansas City Traveler, Winfield Courier, and Oxford Independent be requested to publish these minutes. On motion the meeting adjourned. L. SMALL, Chairman.
W. E. CHENOWETH, Secretary. April 28th, 1877.
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., Kan.
Winfield Courier, February 21, 1878.
The COURIER office has, in spite of the mud, been recently honored by visitors from many of the substantial men of the county, among whom we mention W. E. Chenoweth, of Salt City; Dan Maher, Richland; T. Hart, J. Fisher, and J. H. Mounts, Liberty; P. M. White, J. W. Millspaugh, and J. A. Rupp, Vernon; Ira Howe, L. N. Floyd, W. H. Fry, Rev. P. G. Smith, and H. C. McDorman, Dexter; W. H. Walker, Arkansas City; F. M. Savage, Lazette; and E. A. Millard, Tisdale.
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.
[SALT CITY CORRESPONDENT: “RUDY.”]
Winfield Courier, July 25, 1878.
SALT CITY, KANSAS, July 10th, 1878. W. E. Chenoweth has rented his farm to a man from New York.
Winfield Courier, September 11, 1879.
The delegates from the Second Commissioner District met and organized with H. L. C. Gilstrap in the chair. W. M. Sleeth, the present commissioner from that district, was put in nomination, but declined to be a candidate. A vote was then taken, resulting as follows.
Henry Harbaugh, 18; T. H. McLaughlin, 9; W. E. Chenoweth, 2.
Mr. Harbaugh was declared the nominee.
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.
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.
[THE OLD SOLDIERS.]
Winfield Courier, August 25, 1881.
The meeting at Manning’s hall on Saturday, August 20th, was well attended by the old soldiers. Capt. Haight with a section of his battery, put in a number of shots that sounded like old times to the boys. Messrs. Pixley, Requa, Woodruff, Roseberry, and others furnished old time martial music. At 11 a.m., the meeting was called to order with C. M. Wood in the chair, and Jake Nixon, secretary.
Invitation and speakers: Hon. W. P. Hackney, Gen. A. H. Green, D. L. Kretsinger, M. G. Troup, Capt. Chenoweth, Capt. Nipp, Major D. P. Marshall, N. W. Dressie, and C. H. Bing.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 31, 1881. Editorial Page.
The following is a list of the Old Soldiers of Creswell Township.
NAME COMPANY REGIMENT RANK
W. E. CHENOWETH I 16 Ind. 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.
Winfield Courier, November 17, 1881.
A license is out for the marriage of Capt. Chenoweth and Mrs. Emma Baker, of Arkansas City. Rumor has it that they were married Sunday evening. We wish the Captain and his bride much joy.
Cowley County Courant, November 17, 1881.
The following marriage licenses have been issued from the Probate Judge’s office since our last report. W. E. Chenoweth to Emma Baker.
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.
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.
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.
Winfield Courier, February 23, 1882.
We learn from the Arkansas City Democrat that Capt. Chenoweth has been very ill with congestion of the stomach. We hope the Captain may speedily recover.
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.
Winfield Courier, March 9, 1882.
A petition has been filed for the appointment of James Hill as administrator of the Estate of Capt. Chenoweth and as guardian of the children.
Cowley County Courant, March 9, 1882.
R. O. Harris, of Manhattan, traveling special agent of the Kansas Benevolent Society, is in the city, in the interest of his company. Hr. Harris reports admissions more brisk than at any other time since the organization of the society. Mr. Wm. E. Chenoweth, who died at Arkansas City two weeks ago, was a member of this society, and his wife to whom he has only been married a short time, will receive $2,000.00.
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.
Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.
RECAP: Probate Court...estate of Edgar Benson Chenoweth, Bernard Griffith Chenoweth, Barton Bates Chenoweth, Allan Chenoweth, and Henry Hatcher Chenoweth, minors....and Emma Chenoweth, widow, and any and all other heirs of W. E. Chenoweth, late of said Cowley County, deceased...James Hill, Guardian of the Estate of Minors. Petition to be heard re real estate October 11, 1883.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 3, 1883.
CIVIL DOCKET. FIFTH DAY. Chicago Lumber Co. vs. Emma Chenoweth et al.
Arkansas City Republican, June 14, 1884.
School Festival. One of the most decided successes of the season, was the school festival, given by the teacher and pupils of the high school and grammar departments at the skating rink, last Tuesday evening. The school labored earnestly, but much of the praise due, must be given to Mrs. Beall, Mrs. Klapf, and Mrs. Atkinson, who directed the movement, and toiled incessantly the entire Thursday for the undertaking. These ladies worked with untiring zeal from early morn to late at night. In the afternoon and evening, they were joined by Mrs. Baird, Mrs. Howard, Mrs. Armistead, and Mrs. Chenoweth. Too much credit cannot be given each one of these ladies for their unwearied efforts. Evening brought an immense crowd. The evening passed in social enjoyment, and at a late hour the actors passed from the scene, well pleased with their evening’s entertainment.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 31, 1884.
James Hill made his second annual settlement as administrator of the estate of William E. Chenoweth, deceased.
Arkansas City Republican, October 3, 1885.
Free Excursion to the Exposition.
October 7, 8, and 9, the Ladies Aid Society of the M. E. Church intend holding an exposition in the Burroughs building on Summit Street, commencing Wednesday, Oct. 7, and continuing three days. There will be relics and curiosities, fancy work, pictures, birds, and flowers, in fact anything that will be interesting and entertaining. Also, the ladies will give a “Harvest Home” dinner, the first day, a “Corn” dinner the second day, and a “Good” dinner the third day; supper each evening. Mrs. Hendricks and Mrs. Chenoweth have charge of the musical department and will give a musical entertainment one evening. Proceeds to be used in the building of a parsonage. Admission, 10 cents. Dinner 25 cents.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.
Postponed. The concert which was to have been given last evening had to be postponed on account of one of the main singers being unable to take part, and also by sickness in the family of the violinist. We hope to have a much larger and finer programme at the Opera House in about two weeks. Proceeds to go toward building an M. E. Parsonage. Further notice will be given. MRS. CHENOWETH, MRS. HENDRICKS. Committee.
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