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J. D. Cochran


J. D. Cochran, 47; spouse, Matilda, 50.
J. D. Cochran, 45; Matilda, 51.
Kansas 1875 Census, Winfield Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name                           age sex color          Place/birth Where from
J. D. Cochran               47  m     w            Indiana             Iowa
Matilda Cochran           51    f      w            Ohio                       Iowa
Jethro Cochran       27  m     w            Indiana             Iowa
Lem J. Cochran            24  m     w            Indiana             Iowa
Thos. E. Cochran         17  m     w            Iowa                      Iowa
Mary C. Cochran         15    f      w            Iowa                      Iowa
Baker Cochran       13  m     w            Iowa                      Iowa
Jay Cochran                 10  m     w            Iowa                      Iowa
Cochran Andy, 505 e 7th
Cochran, Mrs., widow, res 1006 e 10th
Cochran Edmund, clerk, grocery, 913 Main, res 116 w 7
Cochran F W, res 1416 Loomis
Cochran Mrs. J. D., widow, res 116 w 7th
Cochran John R, butcher, res 1417 Manning
Cochran Oscar, bookkeeper, “Tribune”, res w 7th
Cochran W J, res 609 e 7th
Cochran        , druggist, res 1006 e 10th
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Cowley County Censor, July 1, 1871.
Petition for the sale of the northeast quarter of Sections 36, 7, 32, Range 3, east of school lands. The following gentlemen were approved as appraisers: D. A. Millington, J. D. Cochran, and E. C. Manning.
Cowley County Censor, October 21, 1871.
The largest stock of Boots and Shoes in the Southwest is now being opened at Cochran & Hunt’s.
Winfield Messenger, March 15, 1872.
                                      COWLEY COUNTY AGRICULTURAL.
The Cowley County Agricultural Society was fully organized by representatives from all parts of the county August 17th, 1871, with the following offices.

President, M. M. Jewett; Vice Presidents, A. T. Stewart and B. C. Swarts, Secretary, D. N. Egbert, Jr.; Assistant Secretary, A. B. Lemmon; Corresponding Secretary, J. B. Fairbanks; Treasur­er, J. D. Cochran; General Superintendent, C. M. Wood; Assistant General Superintendent, A. D. Speed; and with a Board of thirteen Directors.
Its first annual fair commenced October 12th, 1871, though late in the season and attended with very inclement weather, was a very creditable affair, and attested the fact that the Society was a success.
Winfield Messenger, June 28, 1872.
Agreeable to appointment a number of citizens met at the courthouse in Winfield to take measures for holding a celebra­tion. After considerable discussion it was decided not to celebrate at Winfield, whereupon a committee, consisting of Messrs. Walton, Boyle, and Bryant, was appointed to procure teams for the accommodation of persons wishing to attend celebrations elsewhere.
A sufficient quality of powder was donated for the national salute, to be given at daybreak on the morning of the fourth, and a committee was appointed to superintend the firing.
The meeting then took into consideration the subject of
                                              INCORPORATING WINFIELD,
in which much interest was manifested by all present. On motion, J. B. Fairbanks, S. H. Myton, and A. T. Stewart were appointed as a committee to draft petitions and circulate them.
On motion the meeting adjourned. J. D. COCHRAN, Chairman.
ALBERT YALE, Secretary.
Winfield Messenger, July 12, 1872.
Board of County Commissioners met in Co. Clerk’s office in Winfield July 1st, 1872. Present: Frank Cox, O. C. Smith, and J. D. Maurer.
The following bills were acted upon.
One of J. D. Cochran rent of District Clerk’s Office, $7.50.
One of J. D. Cochran as judge of election, $2.00.
The following Township officers were appointed to fill vacancies.
Resignation of F. A. Hunt as clerk, and J. S. Hunt as Treasurer of Winfield Township was accepted, and J. D. Cochran was appointed Treasurer, and D. A. Millington as Clerk of said Township.
                                          THE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY.
Winfield Messenger, July 19, 1872.
This society has secured by deed 24 acres on the east side of Main Street just south of Winfield for a Fair ground.
This ground is beautifully graded by nature and cannot be excelled as a location for this purpose. The Directors now propose to fit up the grounds as rapidly as possible for the approaching Fair. Let every farmer now come in and subscribe from one to ten shares at five dollars each, as the funds are wanted to improve the grounds. Persons wishing to furnish labor, posts, lumber or other material, will please call on the undersigned committee.
                                    C. M. WOOD, J. D. COCHRAN, E. DAVIS.
Winfield Messenger, August 16, 1872.

                                          County Commissioners Proceedings.
                                            Winfield, Kansas, August 16th, 1872.
The following bills were allowed for jurors.
One in favor of J. D. Cochran, $4.00
Winfield Messenger, September 6, 1872.
ATTENTION: Those persons having taken stock in the Cowley County Agricultural Society to be paid in work on the Fair Grounds and those persons wishing to take stock and pay in work will report at once to the Committee.
It is necessary that you should respond promptly as this work must be performed before the 20th, of the month.
                                                            C. M. WOOD,
                                                          J. D. COCHRAN,
                                                                E. DAVIS,
Winfield Messenger, October 4, 1872.
                              THE FAIR—LIST OF PREMIUMS AWARDED.
                            Lot Ten—Grades and All Other Breeds—Twelve Entries.
Premiums to James Foos, John H. Davis, B. H. Lacy, T. C. Dunn, J. D. Cochran. In this class Mr. J. A. Churchill had a beautiful cow—grade Ayrshire—entered, one worthy of a premium, but when the class was called Mr. Churchill was on duty as a judge of swine, and his cow was not exhibited to the committee. Through no fault of his own, his cow was not brought into compe­tition. It is only justice to Mr. Churchill to make this statement.
                                       Class N—Vegetables—Thirty-Four Entries.
Premiums to J. Nixon, J. A. Churchill, J. D. Cochran, John Lowry, A. Menor, Samuel Waugh, N. R. Churchill.
Winfield Courier, Saturday, January 18, 1873.
                                                    TOWNSHIP OFFICERS.
Trustee: J. P. Short.
Treasurer: J. D. Cochran.
Clerk: D. A. Millington.
Mary Cochran, Oscar Cochran, Edmond Cochran...
Winfield Courier, Saturday, February 1, 1873.
                                                          Teacher’s Report.
To the Clerk of Public School Board of Winfield, Kansas, for the month ending Jan. 25th, 1873.
Whole number enrolled, 104.
                                                  PRIMARY DEPARTMENT.
Average daily attendance, 31.
Present every day: Mary Cochran, Alice Johnson, Ettie Johnson, Cora Kenworthy, M. Virginia Weathers, Oscar Cochran, Edmond Cochran, L. Frank Freeland, Richie Mansfield, Willie J. McClellan, Willie S. Tarrant.

The first month was largely employed in correcting—in mind and habit—the heterogeneous mass gathered from all quarters, north, east, and south, and adjusting the same to the teacher’s standard of propriety.
At first, many of the pupils were disposed to indolence, and some to positive rebellion. The latter trouble has mainly disappeared, and many of those afflicted with the former disease exhibit symptoms of convalescence. Not being able to make an inspiring report for the first month, we concluded to pass it in silence.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 6, 1873.
The first named is the “City Ticket:”
For Mayor. J. B. Fairbanks.
For Police Judge. Wallis M. Boyer.
For Councilmen: Owen F. Boyle, Alonso [?] T. Stewart, Jas. P. Short, James D. Cochran, and James M. Dever.
The other is as follows:
For Mayor. W. H. H. Maris.
For Police Judge. Add. A. Jackson.
For Councilmen: Owen F. Boyle, Samuel C. Smith, Jas. D. Cochran, Hiram S. Silver, Chas. A. Bliss.
It behooves the people of Winfield to examine into the standing of these opposing candidates, and weigh their qualifica­tions for the different offices judiciously before entrusting to their care the welfare of our town.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 8, 1873.
The annual meeting of the stock holders of the Cowley County Agricultural society was held on Saturday last, at the office of the Secretary.
228 shares were represented, and voted upon.
The reports of the former Board of Directors were heard, and accepted.
The following persons were chosen directors for the ensuing year.
J. D. Cochran, W. W. Limbocker, W. K. Davis, H. Silver, E. Davis, J. B. Fairbanks, Amos Walton, S. C. Winton, F. M. Schwantes, C. M. Wood, A. S. Williams, and J. R. Smith.
A. T. Stewart was chosen President, C. M. Wood, Vice Presi­dent, J. B. Fairbanks, Secretary, and J. D. Cochran, Treasurer.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 19, 1873.
The Winfield Cemetery Association have purchased grounds about one mile northeast of Winfield and have laid the same out for a cemetery. The lots are now ready for sale. Mr. J. H. Lund and Mr. J. D. Cochran constitute a committee for selling them. The matter of a proper place where the “dust shall return to the earth as it was,” is one of great interest to every community. It is hoped that the people of this town and vicinity will, without delay, take steps for beautifying and ornamenting these grounds.
Winfield Courier, August 28, 1873. Editorial Page.

“They had their posters printed at St. Louis, and announced in flaming type the most noted speakers of our state to be present, without, to our certain knowledge, previously inviting them. They held a meeting composed almost entirely of Copper­heads and Liberal Republicans. A few straight Republicans being in the meeting secured for C. M. Scott, of the Traveler and the Editor of this paper, a place on the committee on Resolutions.
“There was not a single person present at that meeting engaged in agricultural pursuits for a livelihood that we can think of just now, with one solitary exception. We know of a good many substantial farmers in and about town who were not there. We enumerate: J. D. Cochran, A. T. Stewart, John Lowery; C. M. Wood, A. Meanor, J. H. Land, Mr. Roberts, and several others whose names we cannot now recall, farmers in about town, of all political groups, that were not present and had no voice in the meeting at all.
“Who did manage it? Farmer Allison and Farmer Paul, gentlemen who perhaps never turned an acre of ground in all their lives, and who are certainly not now for years past been engaged in agriculture. . . .”
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 arrange the swing, croquet, etc.: J. D. Cochran, Spencer Bliss, Mrs. Flint, Miss Mary Stewart, Rev. Lowry, and T. A. Rice.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 4, 1873.
On Saturday morning we went to Winfield expecting to meet our brother farmers and spend the day socially with them, compar­ing notes of crops, profits, losses, experiments, etc. We hoped to take by the hand our friend, Renfro, and inquire after his horses and colts; to ask Mr. Cochran as to his corn crops in the valley and on the uplands; to congratulate Mr. Stewart and Capt. Lowery on their fine improvements and with them much happiness in their new residences; to obtain from Mr. Clingman some valuable information in regard to growing hedge; to inquire of Mr. Andrews of his brick making enterprise, and learn whether brick can be furnished so as to take the place of wood as a building material thus saving money in the county rather than sending it to the lumber men of Wisconsin and Michigan; to ask Mr. Davis and Mr. Holcomb of their fine Swine; to obtain some valuable information from Mr. Foos in regard to the management of the dairy, etc.
We reached the place of meeting through clouds of dust, and found about three hundred people present, but not our friends: Cochran, Renfro, Stewart, Lowery, Clingman, Andrews, Foos, Holcomb, etc. A few farmers were present, but they wore either a dissatisfied look, as though they had been sold, or a hungry look as though they would give their farms for a county office.
Mrs. J. D. Cochran...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 4, 1873.
The directors of the Agricultural Society will meet at the Fair Grounds, Saturday, Sept. 6th, 1873, at 2 o’clock P. M. They earnestly desire that the Superintendents of all the departments meet with them to acquaint themselves with their duties. The following are the names of the various Superintendents.

Capt. E. Davis; A. Walton; J. H. Churchill; J. P. Short; John R. Smith; E. B. Johnson; W. K. Davis; A. S. Williams; Will S. Voris; S. H. Myton; Samuel Darrah; James Stewart; Jas. H. Land; T. B. Myers; Geo. W. Martin; W. M. Boyer; Max Shoeb; John Swain; S. C. Smith, Mrs. L. H. Howard; Mrs. J. D. Cochran; Mrs. E. Davis; Mrs. J. C. Fuller; Mrs. C. A. Bliss; Mrs. Fitch; Max Fawcett; J. O. Matthewson; H. B. Norton; D. A. Millington; E. B. Kager, C. M. Wood; T. A. Wilkinson.
The Superintendents are desired to study carefully the rules and regulations of the society so they may be able to render assistance to exhibitors.
Winfield Courier, December 12, 1873.
The Co. Commissioners at their last meeting accepted the Courthouse. And the contractors, Messrs. Stewart & Simpson, take this method to return thanks to their bondsmen, S. C. Smith, Charley Black, R. B. Saffold, Hiram Silver, S. H. Myton, Rice & Ray, J. J. Ellis, J. D. Cochran, M. L. Read, J. C. Blandin, John Lowry, and C. A. Bliss, for the confidence reposed in them when they were entire strangers, and to say that they are honorably discharged from any further obligation on account of the Courthouse.
Winfield Courier, December 12, 1873.
                                            GRAND MASONIC FESTIVAL!
To be given for the benefit of Adelphi Lodge, A. F. & A. M., at the Courtroom, Winfield, Kansas, Dec. 25th, 1873.
TABLE COMMITTEE. A. T. Stewart, J. F. Paul, T. A. Rice, W. M. Boyer, J. E. Saint, J. D. Cochran, J. C. Fuller, John Swain, J. A. Simpson, A. T. Shenneman, A. S. Williams, J. P. Short, Mrs. J. P. Short, Miss Read, Miss Mary Stewart, Mrs. Geo. Oakes, Mrs. J. F. Paul, Mrs. E. Maris, Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mrs. W. M. Boyer, Mrs. L. R. Paul, Mrs. L. J. Webb, Mrs. J. C. Weathers, Mrs. Newman, Mrs. Howland, Mrs. Hickok, Mrs. W. G. Graham, Mrs. J. D. Cochran, Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Miss Parmelee, Miss Lizzie Graham, Miss Yount.
J. D. Cochran, Overseer; Jethro Cochran, Chaplain...
Winfield Courier, January 16, 1874.
Last Saturday, Deputy Worden organized a Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry in Winfield. There were twenty-four charter members present, fourteen gentlemen and ten ladies. The officers so far as we could learn are: A. T. STEWART, MASTER; J. D. COCHRAN, OVERSEER; N. C. McCULLOCH, LECTURER; J. G. SERVICE, SECRETARY; JETHRO COCHRAN, CHAPLAIN; MRS. SERVICE, CERES; MRS. MARY A. McCULLOCH, POMONA; MISS BURGER, ASSISTANT STEWART.
The next meeting will be held at the Courthouse next Satur­day, the 17th.
Winfield Courier, February 13, 1874.
                                                           County Council.
                                   COUNCIL ROOST, WINFIELD, KANSAS,
                                              10 o’clock A. M., Feb. 3d, 1874.
Pursuant to a call of Deputy J. H. Worden, the delegates from the different subordinate granges throughout the county met at the Courtroom in Winfield. The meeting being called to order by the worthy Deputy, proceeded to temporary organization by electing brother A. S. Williams temporary Chairman, and N. C. McCulloch Secretary pro tem. Whereupon the Master appointed the following committees.

1:30 p.m.: Meeting called to order by the sound of the gavel, whereupon the committee on Credentials made the following report and declared the following members entitled to seats.
                       Winfield grange: A. T. Stewart, J. D. Cochran, N. C. McCulloch.
Winfield Courier, April 10, 1874.
                                                     Winfield City Officers.
The following are the officers elected in this city last Monday.
Mayor: S. C. Smith.
Police Judge: N. H. Wood.
Councilmen: Samuel Darrah, J. D. Cochran, H. S. Silver, J. P. McMillen, and R. B. Saffold.
Winfield Courier, April 24, 1874.
The City Council met at the Courthouse April 20, 1874, at 7 p.m. Mayor S. C. Smith in the chair. Councilmen present: J. P. McMillen, H. S. Silver, S. Darrah. Minutes of last meeting read and approved.
On motion, S. Darrah was duly elected as President of the Council for the ensuing year. H. S. Silver, S. Darrah, and R. B. Saffold were appointed a standing committee on finance for the ensuing year. S. Darrah, J. D. Cochran, and J. P. McMillen were appointed a standing committee on streets and sidewalks.
                                                   City Council Proceedings.
The Mayor, with the consent of the Council, appointed the following city officers for the ensuing year. M. L. Robinson was duly appointed City Treasurer; J. W. Curns was duly appointed City Clerk and qualified as such. T. H. Suits was appointed City Attorney. Z. T. Swigart was duly appointed City Marshal.
The bill of A. J. Jones for services as policeman one day and one night, $3.00, was audited, allowed, and ordered paid. Bill of Burt Covert, $12.25, for boarding prisoners was referred to the finance committee. Fee bill “City of Winfield vs. Adolphus H. Green” of $36.40, was referred to the finance committee.
The sealed proposals for the City Printing were opened and rejected. The clerk was authorized to ask for new bids.
On motion, the Clerk was authorized to advertise for bids to build sidewalks along 9th and 10th avenues, where they have not been built as required by ordinance.
The time fixed for the regular meeting of the City Council was the first and third Mondays of each month.
On motion adjourned to meet Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock a.m.
                                                       J. W. CURNS, Clerk.
                                                   City Council Proceedings.
Council met in pursuance of adjournment April 22nd, at 9 a.m. Present: Mayor Smith, and councilmen Cochran, Silver, Darrah, and Saffold. The Clerk being absent, R. B. Saffold was chosen as Clerk pro tem.

The bids for the City printing for the ensuing year were then opened and read, and the contract awarded to James Kelly, editor of the Winfield COURIER, he being the lowest bidder.
On motion a committee of three were appointed, consisting of McMillen, Cochran, and Silver, to provide a “pound” for the city and have the same enclosed. On motion, adjourned.
                                              R. B. SAFFOLD, Clerk, pro tem.
Winfield Courier, April 24, 1874.
Sidewalks to be along lots 12, 13, 14, and 18 in block 128; along lots 1, 19, and 7 feet along lot 20; 7 feet along lot 21 and along lot 22, all in block 129; along lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, in block 149; along lots 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, in block 169 on 9th avenue. Also along lots 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18 in block 149; along lot 1, block 130; along lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, in block 150; along lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, in block 170, on Tenth avenue in the city of Winfield.
Sidewalks to be constructed as follows: To be built four feet in width, the outer edges of which shall extend out five feet from the front of the lots along said blocks; to be built of hard wood or pine lumber one inch in thickness, well nailed to three stringers of hard wood or pine lumber, said stringers to be 2 x 6 (said walk may be constructed of stone) to be placed on the established street grade.
Bidders are required to state the amount for which they will contract each walk separately, and where parts of walks are required to be built to state the amount per front foot thereof. J. W. CURNS, City Clerk.
Winfield Courier, April 24, 1874.
                                                 Commissioner’s Proceeding.
                                              COWLEY CLERK’S OFFICE,
                                        Cowley County, Kan., April 16th, 1874.
The following is a list of bills allowed by the Board of County Commissioners at their last regular meeting, showing the amount to whom allowed, and for what purpose.
                                                       Election Judge: $2.00.
Cochran handled cattle...
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1874.
On account of the scarcity of feed in this county, Messrs. Cochran, Land, and Graham have driven their cattle up to the central part of the state where they will keep them until grass gets bigger.
Winfield Courier, August 7, 1874. Front Page.
Note: Skipped details re exhibition September 1, 2, 3, 1874.
Officers of Cowley County Agricultural Society: A. T. Stewart, President; C. M. Wood, Vice President; J. D. Cochran, Treasurer; J. B. Fairbanks, Secretary.
Directors: A. T. Stewart, W. Q. Mansfield, H. S. Silver, J. P. Short, F. W. Schwantes,
W. H. Grow, D. A. Millington, Amos Walton, W. K. Davis, C. M. Wood. J. D. Cochran, J. R. Smith, J. B. Fairbanks.
Winfield Courier, September 25, 1874.
                                                       Council Proceedings.

The City Council met at the council room Sept 21st, at usual hour. Present: Mayor S. C. Smith and Councilmen S. Darrah, J. D. Cochran, and H. S. Silver. J. W. Curns, Clerk. The minutes of the last Meeting were read and approved.
The balance of Lippman’s bill as referred to the finance committee was presented, and reported favorably thereon, and allowed $75.60.
The bill of J. W. Curns for services as Clerk and stationery was duly allowed, $9.33.
Moved and carried that the Clerk certify up to the County Clerk the assessment made against the lots in the city on which sidewalks have been built by the city of Winfield.
Being no other business, on motion adjourned. J. W. CURNS, City Clerk.
Winfield Courier, October 9, 1874.
S. D. Klingman and J. D. Cochran had each a fine horse stolen last Sunday night. From the fact that Tom Quarles was seen lurking around Mr. Cochran’s stables during the day before the horses were missing, and he and young Bodwell were missing simultaneously with the horses, it is supposed that the lads are the thieves. They are still at large.
Winfield Plow and Anvil, November 19, 1874.
                                                   OFFICIAL DIRECTORY
                                                             City Officers.
Mayor.—S. C. Smith.
Councilmen.—J. D. Cochran, Samuel Darrah, Hiram Silver, R. B. Saffold, J. P. McMillen.
Clerk.—John W. Curns.
City Attorney.—W. P. Hackney.
Marshal.—Z. T. Swigart.
Winfield Courier, January 14, 1875.
                                                   City Council Proceedings.
Council met December 21st at council room. Present: S. C. Smith, mayor, H. S. Silver, J. D. Cochran, R. B. Saffold, and S. Darrah, councilmen; J. W. Curns, clerk.
Winfield Courier, December 3, 1874.
At a stated communication of Adelphi Lodge No. 110, held last Tuesday evening, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:
Leland J. Webb, W. M.
W. G. Graham, S. W.
J. E. Saint, J. W.
J. C. Fuller, Treas.
M. G. Troup, Sec.
J. Newman, Chaplain.
Perry Hill, S. D.
J. D. Cochran, J. D.
I. L. Comfort, Tyler.
Winfield Courier, December 24, 1874.
                                                            A Free Supper.
The citizens of Winfield are invited to partake of a free supper given by the brethren, sisters, and friends of the Chris­tian church at their new meeting house Thursday evening, Dec. 31st, 1874.

Committee of Arrangements: Mr. and Mrs. J. Newman, Mr. and Mrs. W. Maris, Mr. and Mrs. Meanor, Mr. and Mrs. McClelland.
Committee on Tables: Mesdames South, McRaw, Miller, Wilkinson, Sr. Barnes, W. L. Mullen, C. A. Bliss, Cochran, and Mansfield.
Committee on Reception: Miss Jennie Hawkins, J. Lipscomb, Annie Newman, J. Cochran, Charlie McClellan.
Committee on Music: Misses Stewart, Bryant, Hawkins, Newman, Mrs. Swain, Mrs. W. Maris, Messrs. Swain, W. Maris, and Cochran.
                                       ELDER HENRY HAWKINS, Moderator.
Winfield Courier, December 31, 1874.
Council met November 16th, 1874, at usual hour. A quorum being present, after reading the minutes of the last meeting and approving the same, the following business was transacted.
T. H. Johnson and W. M. Boyer were placed in nomination for the office of Police Judge to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of N. H. Wood. A vote was taken which resulted as follows: For Johnson, R. B. Saffold, S. Darrah, H. S. Silver, 3. For Boyer, J. D. Cochran. Mr. Johnson having received the highest number of votes cast, was declared duly elected Police Judge for the balance of the year.
T. H. Suits presented a bill of $30 for services rendered the city, which was allowed and ordered paid.
It was moved and carried that the police judge, elect, be required to give bond to the city of Winfield in the sum of five hundred dollars.
An ordinance in relation to license tax was read and duly passed, the final vote on passage as follows: ayes, Cochran, Silver, Saffold, Darrah, 4; nays 0.
On motion a committee consisting of Saffold, Silver, and Cochran was appointed to revise the city ordinance in relation to the duties and pay of the city Attorney.
T. H. Suits appeared and resigned the office of city attorney.
On motion W. P. Hackney was duly appointed city attorney for the balance of the year.
On motion adjourned. S. C. SMITH, Mayor.
J. W. CURNS, Clerk.
Winfield Courier, December 31, 1874.
                                                   City Council Proceedings.
Council met November 2nd, 1874, at usual hour. Present: S. C. Smith, Mayor; J. D. Cochran, H. S. Silver, S. Darrah, R. B. Saffold, and J. P. McMillen, Councilmen; J. W. Curns, Clerk. The minutes of the last meeting was read and approved.
A bill in favor of J. H. Land of $3.00, being for to recover the proceeds of the sale of a certain hog, sold by the marshal of the city of Winfield, was presented and referred to the finance committee and duly allowed.
The fee bill of the city of Winfield vs. V. B. Beckett for $16.50 was referred to the finance committee.

An ordinance defining the duties of the city marshal was read by sections and on motion was passed. The vote on the final passage was as follows: ayes, Saffold, Darrah, Silver, McMillen, and Cochran; nays 0.
N. H. Wood appeared and tendered his resignation as police judge of the city of Winfield, to take effect Nov. 7th, 1874.
On motion adjourned. S. C. SMITH, Mayor.
J. F. CURNS, City Clerk.
Winfield Courier, December 31, 1874.
                                                     City Council Proceedings.
The city council met Dec. 7th, 1874, at the usual hour. Present: S. C. Smith, mayor; J. C. Cochran, H. S. Silver. R. B. Saffold, S. Darrah, councilmen; J. W. Curns, Clerk.
An ordinance in relation to the time of the meeting of the city council was read by sections and duly passed, the final vote on the passage of the whole was: ayes, Saffold, Cochran, Silver, and Darrah, 4; nays, 0.
An ordinance in relation to saloon license for the sale of intoxicating liquors was read by sections and each section adopted as read. The vote on the final passage was as follows: ayes, Saffold, Cochran, Silver, and Darrah, 4; nays, 0.
Winfield Courier, December 31, 1874.
Capt. J. S. Hunt, in company with Messrs. Bartlett, Cochran, and Holmes, have gone on an extended hunting expedition into the Territory. They go about forty miles below the Kaw agency into what is known as the “hunters’ paradise” where they expect to find plenty of deer, elk, turkey, and small game without numbers.
Winfield Courier, February 18, 1875.
On Tuesday last, Charlie Black shot and killed a very large beaver. On examination, it was found to have but three legs, one of the fore ones being off at the first joint. The knowing ones say that some time or other this dam builder had been caught in a trap, and to secure freedom, had cut its own leg off. Charlie was accompanied by Capt. Hunt, Reuben Rogers, Jasper Cochran, and L. J. Webb. The party killed 51 rabbits and several ducks.
Winfield Courier, February 18, 1875..
Ordinance No. 46, in relation to the construction of side­walks along the north side of lot 1, and along the north end of lots 17 and 18, all in block 110, was read by sections and duly passed. The final vote on the passage of said ordinance was yeas, Saffold, Darrah, Silver, Cochran, and McMillen. Nays, none.
Ordinance No. 45, in relation to the duties of the city marshal and the prevention of fires, was read by sections and duly passed. Said ordinance was passed by the unanimous vote of the council.
Winfield Courier, March 11, 1875.
                                                   City Council Proceedings.
                                              WINFIELD, February 15, 1875.
The Council met at the usual hour. Present: S. C. Smith, Mayor; H. S. Silver, S. Darrah, J. D. Cochran, R. B. Saffold, Councilmen; J. W. Curns, Clerk.
The minutes of the meeting of February 1st were read and approved.

Ordinance No. 47, in relation to animals running at large, and to repeal sections No. 2, 3, 4, and 5 of ordinance No. 4, was read and duly passed. The vote on the final passage of said ordinance was, yeas, Saffold, Silver, Darrah, and Cochran.
Moved and carried that a committee of three be appointed to employ an attorney to attend to the suits pending in the District Court in which the city is a party, and that the committee be authorized to fix the compensation for such services. Messrs. Saffold, Darrah, and Cochran were appointed on said committee.
The committee on Cemetery reported that they had accepted the donation of Mr. I. E.  Moore of a lot in Valley View Cemetery, and presented the deed for the same. On motion the committee was discharged.
It was moved and carried that a committee of three be appointed to wait upon the Winfield Cemetery committee in regard to any proposition they may make with reference to their Cemetery. Saffold, Cochran, and Darrah were appointed on said committee.
Winfield Courier, March 25, 1875.
There will be a meeting of the stockholders of the Winfield Cemetery Association on Wednesday, March 31, 1875, at W. H. H. Maris’ store. All persons owning a lot in the Winfield Cemetery are stockholders, and entitled to vote at the meeting. A full attendance is requested. The following is a list of the said stockholders.
                                            JOHN B. FAIRBANKS, Secretary.
                         Stockholder in Winfield Cemetery Association: J. D. Cochran.
Winfield Courier, August 5, 1875.
Today (Wednesday) we go up to Maple Township to make a survey for Mr. Daniel Haynes and others. J. D. Cochran (weight 240 and strikes a ton) has kindly consented to do our fighting till we return.
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.
                                               One of the signers: J. D. Cochran.
Article written by Wirt W. Walton, acting editor...
Winfield Courier, September 30, 1875.
Jasper Cochran is the champion bird shooter in Southern Kansas. We make this assertion and can prove it. In an eleven day hunt he killed three hundred and sixty-one chickens, two days of which forty-five and forty-two were bagged successively. An average of over thirty-two per day over a six months old pup with a muzzle-loading gun, is his record; and on it we base our claims for the champion “shootist” of the southwest.
Winfield Courier, September 30, 1875.

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Moved by M. G. Troup, and carried by vote of the Council, that the Marshal be instructed to give notice that complaint would be entered against all persons residing in, or liable to pay road tax in the City of Winfield, whose tax was not paid by October 10th, 1875.
The following resolution was read and passed unanimously.
Resolved, That the City Attorney be instructed to dismiss the two cases of the City of Winfield vs. Frank C. Lutz on his payment of all cost, excepting such fees as belong to the city. B. F. BALDWIN, City Clerk.
Jethro Cochran, son of J. D. Cochran, marries Miss Prater...
Winfield Courier, November 18, 1875.
COCHRAN - PRATER. On the 10th inst. by the Rev. J. E. Platter, Mr. Jethro Cochran to Miss Frank Prater, all of this township.
                                               THE WINFIELD COURIER.
                                                     CENTENNIAL ISSUE.
                         WINFIELD COURIER, THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 1876.
                          PRODUCED EVERY THURSDAY BY E. C. MANNING.
The city of Winfield was incorporated Feb. 22nd, 1873. The first city election was held March 7th, 1873, at which W. H. H. Maris was elected Mayor.
A. A. Jackson, Probate Judge.
O. F. Boyle, J. D. Cochran, H. S. Silver, S. C. Smith, and C. A. Bliss, for Councilmen.
The Council chose S. C. Smith, its President; J. W. Curns, Clerk; M. L. Robinson, Treasurer; C. W. Richmond, Marshal; and J. M. Alexander, Attorney.
The first annual election was held April 7th, 1873, and the same persons were re-elected to the various offices, excepting that S. Darrah succeeded C. A. Bliss, and the Council re-appointed the same persons to the other offices, with the exception that W. T. Dougherty succeeded Richmond as Marshal.
The second annual election was held April 8th, 1874. S. C. Smith was elected Mayor; N. H. Wood, Police Judge; and S. Darrah, J. D. Cochran, H. S. Silver, R. B. Saffold, and J. P.
McMillen, Councilmen.
The Council appointed J. W. Curns, Clerk; M. L. Robinson, Treasurer; T. H. Suits, Attorney; Z. T. Swigart, Marshal.
Nov. 16th, 1874, T. H. Johnson was appointed to fill the vacancy, N. H. Wood having resigned as Police Judge. W. P. Hackney was appointed Attorney, T. H. Suits having resigned.
                                                AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY.
The Cowley County Agricultural Society was organized Aug. 19, 1871, and on Aug. 31 the directors elected the following officers: M. M. Jewett, president, A. T. Stewart, vice presi­dent; D. N. Egbert, secretary; A. B. Lemmon, assistant secretary; J. B. Fairbanks, corresponding secretary; J. D. Cochran, treasurer, C. M. Wood, superintendent.

Some preliminary meetings were held for the organization prior to the first date given. On the 12th day of October, 1872, the first fair was held. The Society had purchased twelve acres of land south of town and constructed a high, tight, pine fence around it, and cleared an elegant race track thereon. This occurred in 1872, after the Society was incorporated under State law in May 7th and 8th.
At that time A. T. Stewart became President; C. M. Wood, Vice President; J. D. Cochran, Treasurer; D. N. Egbert, Secre­tary. The second Agricultural Fair, held under the Society, transpired 15th to 18th of September, 1872.
                                          COWLEY COUNTY DEMOCRAT.
                             [From February 24, 1876, through August 17, 1876.]
                                    Published by Amos Walton and C. M. McIntire.
                                               AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY.
The Cowley County Agricultural Society was organized August 19, 1871. Its first officers were M. M. Jewett, president; A. T. Stewart, vice president; D. N. Egbert, secretary; A. B. Lemmon, assistant secretary; J. B. Fairbanks, corresponding secretary; J. D. Cochran, treasurer; and C. M. Wood, superintendent. On the 12th day of October, 1872, its first fair was held.
In 1872 the society was incorporated under the state law. It purchased twelve acres of land lying adjoining Winfield on the south, and erected thereon commodious buildings. The race course was laid out and a high pine board fence was built around the grounds during the fall of that year. The second fair transpired from the 15th to the 18th of September, 1872.
Jasper Cochran, son of J. D. Cochran...
Winfield Courier, May 25, 1876.
JASPER COCHRAN came out the first best in a fight with a huge copperhead, near the mill one day last week. Snakes are numerous about the timber this time of the year.
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.
General Superintendent: Prof. A. B. Lemmon.
County Historian: W. W. Walton.
Committee of Arrangements: C. M. Wood, M. L. Bangs, B. B. Vandeventer, John Lowry, J. D. Cochran.
Winfield Courier, July 6, 1876.
The COURIER force had the pleasure of smoking with Jasper Cochran, one of the newly wedded Centennial pair. Why can’t such fellows get married oftener. The printer won’t object.
Jasper Cochran marries Isabelle Stark...

Winfield Courier, July 6, 1876.                
MARRIED. COCHRAN - STARK. On Sunday evening, at the Baptist parsonage, by Rev. N. L. Rigby, Mr. Jasper Cochran to Miss Isabelle Stark.
It is with pleasure we give place to the above. We were afraid that the extreme modesty of our friend Jap. would keep him on the bachelor list till the years of “the sear and yellow leaf.” But now the crisis is past, the summer is ended, and another one of the boys is saved. The COURIER rejoices with the friends of the happy pair and wishes them a life of unalloyed pleasure.
Jethro Cochran...
Winfield Courier, September 14, 1876.
JETHRO COCHRAN and Dr. Davis own adjoining farms near town. They have both claimed a certain spring or well. The line was run the other day and it crosses the well precisely in the middle. If we didn’t know the County Surveyor intimately, personally we might say, we might be inclined to think that it was not “a singular coincidence.”
Winfield Courier, September 28, 1876. Editorial Page.
The committee on credentials reported the following as delegates.
Winfield: J. W. McDonald, J. B. Lynn, J. D. Cochran, J. W. Curns, N. W. Holmes, C. C. Black, A. J. Thompson, Wm. Dunn, T. B. Ross, G. W. Yount.
Winfield Courier, November 30, 1876.
The jolly J. D. Cochran is helping the Receiver dispose of the goods at the Ford store. He is the “light weight” clerk, and handles laces, embroideries, hosiery, etc. As a clerk, he’s a success.
Winfield Courier, November 30, 1876.
For the Real Estate and Personal Property Sale can be purchased at the Post office, Baldwin’s Drug Store, Myton’s Hardware Store, and at Gilleland’s Boot & Shoe Establishment.
The following described property will be sold and delivered to the parties who hold sale tickets, signed by the Secretary, on Monday the 1st day of January, 1877.
$10,000 WORTH OF PROPERTY will be distributed upon the sale of 10,000 Tickets at $1.00 each.
In case the whole number of tickets should not be sold, then the value of those unsold tickets will be taken from the personal property at the schedule price, and in case there should not be a sufficient number of tickets sold to justify a sale of the Real Estate, then the money arising from the sale of the tickets, after deducting the expenses that have accrued (not exceeding 20 percent), WILL BE REFUNDED TO THE HOLDERS OF TICKETS upon presen­tation of the same to the Treasurer.
For the faithful performance of the above stipulation the following persons are named, respectively: M. L. Robinson, as Treasurer; W. D. Clark, Secretary; F. W. Schwantes and C. A. McClung, Trustees; unto whose hands the property is placed, and by them to be delivered and conveyed to the ticket holders.

All sales of tickets must be immediately reported to the Secretary, and all monies arising from such sale placed in his hands, and by him placed in the hands of the Treasurer.
Article No. 1 is a well improved WALNUT VALLEY FARM, con­taining 160 acres, 130 of which is in cultivation, 85 Acres in Growing Wheat, living water, comfortable buildings, etc., school­house on southwest corner, situated on Wichita and Winfield road, about 4 miles from Winfield; the northeast quarter of section twelve, township thirty-two, range 3 east.
Article No. 2 is also an IMPROVED FARM, Adjoining No. 1, on the west, in good state of cultivation, comfortable buildings, etc., 16 acres of growing wheat.
And 98 OTHER PRIZES, Including almost Every Article of Machinery used on a Farm, From a Garden Hoe to a Threshing Machine. Also CATTLE, MULES, AND HORSES.
                                                       THE DISTRIBUTION
                           WILL BE MADE BY A COMMITTEE APPOINTED BY
                                  THE SHAREHOLDERS, JANUARY 1ST, 1877.
We, the undersigned, having considered the within proposi­tion, and being well acquainted with the Trustees and Managers thereof, would cheerfully recommend it to the patronage of the public, believing that the management thereof will be impartial, faithful, and honest. November 14th, 1876.
A. H. MYTON, Merchant, Winfield.
C. A. BLISS, Merchant, Winfield.
R. E. BROOKING, Mechanic, Winfield.
J. D. COCHRAN, Farmer, Winfield.
B. F. BALDWIN, Merchant, Winfield.
T. E. GILLELAND, Merchant, Winfield.
J. B. LYNN, Merchant, Winfield.
CHAS. C. BLACK, Capitalist, Winfield.
Winfield Courier, April 12, 1877.
Our jolly, able-bodied friend, J. D. Cochran, is the new city marshal of Winfield. Woe to the law breaker who falls into his hands.
Winfield Courier, April 12, 1877.
                                             WINFIELD, KAN., April 6, 1877.
City Council met at the Mayor’s office pursuant to a special call of the Council April 6th, 1877.
Present: R. L. Walker, Mayor; A. G. Wilson, H. Jochems, A. E. Baird, C. M. Wood, and S. C. Smith, Councilmen; B. F. Baldwin, City Clerk.
The Clerk read the call for the special meeting and the Council proceeded with the special business by electing S. C. Smith President of the Council.
The Clerk read the following appointments made by the Mayor for the subordinate city offices for the year: City Attorney, J. E. Allen; City Clerk, B. F. Baldwin; City Treasurer, J. C. Fuller; City Marshal, J. D. Cochran.
Winfield Courier, April 19, 1877.

About two hundred citizens of Winfield, with the brass band, star spangled banner flying, Trustee Hunt with sword drawn, Marshal Cochran with star shining, turned out on yesterday afternoon to try the experiment of fighting grasshoppers on a field of wheat adjoining the town on the west. In a couple of hours vast numbers were destroyed, but they were most too young to drive far. The effort had more fun than business in it, but it proved that when young, they must be driven slow; very slow, and not driven very far. They become tired after taking a few leaps. About one half dozen persons can clear a half acre of ground as quick as one hundred can.
Winfield Courier, May 31, 1877.
No more mud puddles. Mr. Cochran, with his heavy force, is grading and draining the streets and putting them in better order than ever before.
Winfield Courier, June 21, 1877.
Under the energetic management of Marshal Cochran, Winfield is now the cleanest, safest, quietest, and prettiest town in all Kansas.
Winfield Courier, June 28, 1877.
As a Sanitary Marshal, J. D. Cochran is a success. Winfield never was so clean nor its streets in as good shape before.
Winfield Courier, July 5, 1877.
The new fire bell was elevated to position by Marshal Cochran last week. It weighs 225 pounds and possesses quite an alarm tone.
Winfield Courier, August 23, 1877.
The boys in the office are under obligations for several very fine peaches which were tossed through an open window by Mr. J. D. Cochran, our city marshal.
Winfield Courier, October 4, 1877.
Our city Marshal and esteemed citizen, J. D. Cochran, is very dangerously ill.
J. D. Cochran (James D.) Dies...
Winfield Courier, October 11, 1877.
At a special meeting of the city council on Saturday evening, James C. Binner was granted the privilege of carrying on the saloon business under the license issued to Geo. P. Townsend, and at a special meeting on Monday evening his bond was approved by the council. On Monday evening Chas. C. Stevens was appointed city marshal to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of James D. Cochran.
DIED. J. D. COCHRAN, a highly esteemed citizen of this city, who has of late honored the position of city marshal, died at his residence on Saturday morning, the 6th inst. He leaves a wife and several children to mourn his irreparable loss. The funeral was conducted by the Masonic fraternity on Sunday from the new M. E. church, which was crowded to overflowing by a sympathizing audience. The procession was one of the largest that have ever been seen on a like occasion in Winfield.
Winfield Courier, October 11, 1877.
                            HALL OF ADELPHI LODGE, No. 110, A. F. & A. M.,
                                                WINFIELD, October 7, 1877.

WHEREAS, The grim tyrant death has invaded our fraternal circle and taken from our midst our worthy brother, James D. Cochran, thereby depriving our brotherhood of one of our brightest and most exemplary members, the family of our beloved brother of a loving husband and father, and the community of a useful and energetic citizen; Therefore be it
Resolved, That while we bow in humble submission to the will of our Supreme Grand Master, we do most sincerely deplore the great calamity thus visited upon the fraternity, the family of our departed brother, and the community at large.
Resolved, That we extend to the bereaved family our sincere and heart-felt sympathy, and more especially do we mingle our tears with her, who is thus left a widow—to her and to the children thus bereaved, we pledge our brotherly guardianship in this their life’s greatest affliction.
Resolved, That these resolutions be spread upon the records of the Lodge, that a copy be furnished to the family of our deceased brother, and also to the city papers for publication, and that the members of the Lodge wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty days.
                           M. L. READ, M. G. TROUP, A. J. PYBURN, Committee.



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