VERNON TOWNSHIP 1873:
J. E. Dunn, 33. No spouse listed.
J. E. Dunn...
[LIBERAL NOMINATING CONVENTION - WINFIELD.]
Winfield Messenger, Friday, October 11, 1872. Front Page.
Convention called to order by A. N. Deming, Chairman of Central Committee. Committee on organization was appointed and reported Judge McIntire as chairman and W. M. Allison as secretary. Committee on resolutions was appointed: Judge R. B. Saffold; C. P. Spaulding, H. H. Constant. Short speeches made by A. N. Deming, A. Walton, Mr. Chase, and others.
Results of informal ballot for District Clerk: J. E. Dunn received 19, Mr. Boutwell 10, Kerns 2. A formal ballot was then taken, which gave 22 for Dunn and 13 for Boutwell. On motion of Mr. Boutwell, J. E. Dunn was nominated by acclamation.
[BOARD OF COWLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS.]
Winfield Courier, Saturday, January 11, 1873.
Bill allowed: J. E. Dunn, assessor Vernon Township: $54.00
[RELIEF COMMITTEE: VERNON TOWNSHIP.]
Winfield Courier, December 3, 1874.
VERNON TOWNSHIP, COWLEY CO., KAN., Dec. 1st, 1874.
In pursuance of a previous call, quite a number of the citizens of this township met and organized by electing D. M. Hopkins, as chairman, and T. B. Myers, secretary.
The object of the meeting being stated, which was to provide means for the relief of the needy poor in said township for the present winter.
It was thereupon moved that there be a committee of five appointed to act in concert, or cooperate with the county committee, and amended “to act as the best interests of Vernon Township may indicate,” which was accepted and the motion passed.
A. S. Williams as chairman, Wm. Carter, Hon. Wm. Martin, J. E. Dunn, and D. M. Hopkins, were elected as committee.
It was then moved that “This committee be empowered to call a meeting of the township at any time they may deem advisable.”
Winfield Courier, December 24, 1874.
The following is a list of the different Township Relief Committees who have reported to the County Committee.
Vernon Township: A. S. Williams, Wm. Carter, D. M. Hopkins, and J. E. Dunn.
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, October 21, 1875.
The grasshoppers have been playing sad havoc with some of the wheat fields on the Arkansas. Mr. Dunn, of Vernon Township, has a field of twenty-two acres completely eaten up. He thinks, however, that as the cool weather has set in, the wheat will grow up again. Some of the “cusses” are making a miserable attempt to lay eggs, but the frost wakes them up as they start down in their holes.
[COMPLETE LIST OF TOWNSHIP OFFICERS.]
Arkansas City Traveler, March 22, 1876.
TRUSTEE, E. D. SKINNER.
CLERK, F. A. WORDEN.
TREASURER, D. M. HOPKINS.
JUSTICES: J. DUNN, P. M. WAITE.
CONSTABLES: H. O. WOOLY; G. T. STOVE.
Winfield Courier, November 22, 1877.
Claims Presented for Election Services.
The Board of Commissioners met in special session. Present: R. F. Burden, W. M. Sleeth, and William White, Commissioners; James McDermott, County Attorney, and M. G. Troup, County Clerk.
Among other proceedings had, the Board allowed the following claims for election services.
J. E. Dunn.
[VERNON TOWNSHIP CORRESPONDENT: “REX.”]
Winfield Courier, May 9, 1878.
J. E. Dunn has broken 100 acres of sod with one team this spring.
Winfield Courier, June 26, 1884.
$10 REWARD. STRAYED. From my farm 2 miles east of Oxford, on Sunday, June 22nd, one sorrel Texas mare pony, 5 years old, had one white hind foot, had a rope about 30 feet long tied about the neck, reward of $10 will be paid for its return. J. E. DUNN.
Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.
OLD SETTLERS’ REUNION.
At Riverside Park, Thursday, May 31, 1883.
The Old Settlers’ Association of Vernon Township was called to order by the President, J. W. Millspaugh. Minutes of the last meeting read by the Secretary, H. H. Martin, and approved.
On motion of J. H. Werden, the Association of Old Settlers of Vernon Township was dissolved, and an association of the Old Settlers of Cowley County organized.
Vernon: J. E. Dunn.