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                                                        Various Individuals.
Sheridan Township 1880: C. H. Eastman, 29; spouse, N. J., 30.
Sheridan Township 1880: R. Eastman, 26; spouse, A. E., 34.
Sheridan Township 1882: C. H. Eastman, 32; spouse, Nancy J., 32.
Sheridan Township 1882: R. Eastman, 29; spouse, Amanda, 36.
Winfield Directory 1885:
Eastman Frank, res Holland’s addition
Eastman & Cochrane, slat and wire fence, 1118 Main
Eastman Henry, tinner, works Horning & Whitney, res 514 e 8th
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Darwin Eastman...
Winfield Courier, January 10, 1878.
Darwin Eastman, from Iowa, yesterday bought the Lance farm, on Posey Creek, for $1,300. Mr. Eastman is a substantial man and will be an acquisition to this county.
Winfield Courier, January 31, 1878.
Real Estate Transfers.
Arthur Corbin and wife to Darwin Eastman, n. e. 29, 33, 4; 160 acres, $1,300.
Winfield Courier, August 22, 1878.
STRAYED. From the premises of the undersigned, on Posey Creek, in Cowley County, a Dun Pony, black tail and mane, two segments of circle like rim of half moon on right shoulder; had about 50 feet of rope tied to his neck. Anyone giving information where he may be found will be suitably rewarded. D. EASTMAN.
R. Eastman, Sheridan...
Winfield Courier, August 21, 1879.
R. Eastman, Sheridan.
Chas. Eastman, Sheridan...
Winfield Courier, October 9, 1879.
Several colts exhibited by Mr. Chas. Eastman, were univer­sally admired, and were as promising colts as we saw on the grounds.
C. Eastman, Sheridan...
Winfield Courier, December 16, 1880.
C. Eastman, Sheridan.
Bert Eastman, Pleasant Valley Township...
Winfield Courier, June 9, 1881.

Last Wednesday evening Mr. Adin Post, of Pleasant Valley township, had his team stolen. Thursday morning the captain of the Stock Protective Association of that township was notified of the fact and in a short time sixteen well mounted men were on the trail. The party was divided up, taking different roads. On Friday the party which took the Wichita road captured the thief near El Paso. He had an extra horse, which was afterward found to have been stolen from U. S. Marshall Marks, of the Territory. The thief gave his name as James Jackson. Messrs. J. L. Hon, Bert Eastman, Jerry Smith, and Mirian Croak were the parties who captured him. This is the second time the Pleasant Valley Stock Protective Union has caught their man. Horse thieves will give that neighborhood a wide berth.
Chas. Eastman: raising hogs and cattle...
Winfield Courier, August 18, 1881.
The below named men have built for themselves corrals or pastures, and are trying to raise some stock. The rest of us live from hand to mouth and growl about hard times.
John Smith, Wm. Smith, John Hall, O. P. West, M. M. Mull, Levi Weimer, Arthur Emerson, Charlie Eastman, Levi Fluke, Wm. Sommerville. Those few men have engaged themselves in raising hogs and cattle, and are all making some money out of the busi­ness.
Daniel Eastman, Pleasant Valley township...
Winfield Courier, March 23, 1882.
Mr. Daniel Eastman of Pleasant Valley Township is making many substantial improvements on his farm this spring. He has fenced a large pasture field, built a new house, and last week Mr. W. A. Lee put him up a Stover windmill and he will hereafter have an abundance of pure water for his stock. We like to see these improvements going on among Cowley’s farmers.
D. Eastman: Darwin? Daniel?...
Winfield Courier, May 18, 1882.
Mr. D. Eastman and Robt. White were in town Wednesday as witnesses in the Cronk-Constant difficulty, which was up before ’Squire Soward.
Daniel Eastman, Pleasant Valley Township...
Winfield Courier, November 9, 1882.
Mr. D. Eastman had quite a serious bon fire on his place in Pleasant Valley Township last Friday evening. Mrs. Buck’s two little children were visiting there and in the afternoon they took some matches, went out and set fire to the hay, burning up about fifty tons, the barn, some plows, and a corn planter, and about two hundred bushels of corn. The loss to Mr. Eastman is about five hundred dollars.
Winfield Courier, November 23, 1882.
Mr. Eastman had his barn, hay, and corn crib destroyed by fire on Friday of last week. He estimates his loss at $500. It is the old, old story of children playing with matches.
Frank Eastman...
Winfield Courier, February 1, 1883.
The following is a report of Constant school, Dist. No. 10, for the quarter ending Jan. 12, 1883. No. Enrolled, 47; No. Admitted this month, 3.

The following is the standing of the pupils in the studies named, in writing examination, Jan. 11-12. 100 perfect: Lucy Hon, grammar 96; Willie Hon, grammar 80, reading 81; Jas. Bott, grammar 94; Monta Constant, arithmetic 87, Geog. 90, grammar 88; Mollie Constant, Geog. 80, reading 92; Chas. Chapin, Geog. 95, grammar 100; Nettie Anderson, Geog. 89, grammar 98, arithmetic 83; Frank Eastman, arithmetic 80; West Holland, constitution 97; history 100; reading 100, phys. Geog. 89; Mary McArther, arith. 89, Geog. 80; Nettie Smith, arith. 83; Z. Midkiff, arith. 80; Fannie White, arith. 80, Geog. 80, grammar 89. Art. Hancher, Geog. 80. The deportment of Sallie Robinson, Mollie Constant, Amie McArther, Fannie White, Mettie Anderson, Thos. Constant, Frank Eastman, and Tillie Toombs, was not below 85-100 being perfect. Nettie Anderson was neither absent nor tardy during the quarter. No. of visitors, 7. L. C. BROWN, Teacher.
Dan Eastman, Pleasant Valley Township...
Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

Mr. Dan Eastman picked a tassel from his corn field as he drove through it Saturday, which found its way to our table. Corn in tassel in June is pretty good.
Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.
Bob White brought in on Monday a stalk of corn from the field of D. Eastman, which stands seven feet high, and the leaves straightened up reach over eight feet high. It is a large, thick stalk, and Mr. White says there are plenty more of them in the same field.
Bert Eastman, Pleasant Valley Township...
Arkansas City Traveler, October 10, 1883.
Charley Midkiff, Bert Eastman, and James Hon have gone out to work on their claim in Harper County. ELIZA.
Cora Eastman, Pleasant Valley Township...
Winfield Courier, November 22, 1883.
On Friday evening, November 16th, the members of the Holland school gave an entertainment, proceeds for the purchase of a bell for the church now being built at Constant. They had a full house, an attentive audience, and all seemed well pleased with the performances. The pieces were many of them well performed and very entertaining. The program was so large we will not copy it, but name some of the best selections. There were twelve actors in all.
Song, Welcome; declamation, Warden, Keep a Place for Me, by Miss Edith Holland.
Declamation, On the Piazza, by Master Chas. Chapin.
Song, Grandpa’s Spectacles, by Miss Nellie Midkiff.
Tableau, The Little Angel; music by Orchestra; song, Murmuring Sea, by Miss Inez Buck and Edith Holland.
Dialogue, grief too expensive, by Miss J. Holland and Zack Midkiff.
Tableau, Stealing a March on the Old Folks; declamation, The Gambler’s Wife, by Cora Eastman.
Dialogue, The Boot Black, colored; tableau, Evening Prayer, closing song, Good Night.
Messrs. Miller and Albert furnished the music and were highly complimented by the audience. A COURIER PATRON.
Deacon (?) Eastman...
Winfield Courier, April 3, 1884.
God bless the dear old COURIER. The bonds might have been defeated but for its timely and graceful flop. It is the quintessence of wisdom, notwithstanding the fact that Deacon Eastman has ceased to swear by it.
Leburtis (?) Eastman...
Winfield Courier, August 7, 1884.
The Probate Judge has issued MARRIAGE LICENSES during the week as follows.
Leburtis Eastman to Belle Hon.
Daniel Eastman, Pleasant Valley...
Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.
Mr. Eastman purchased last week, through Harris & Clark, the Edward Campbell farm in Pleasant Valley, for $3,000.

Mrs. A. A. Eastman, Winfield...
Winfield Courier, October 9, 1884.
Mrs. A. A. Eastman has opened up a new millinery and fancy goods store next door to J. W. Johnston’s furniture establishment. Her goods are new, stylish, and attractive.
Winfield Courier, October 9, 1884.
MRS. A. A. EASTMAN has opened a new Millinery Store in the building north of Johnston’s furniture store. She will make DRESSMAKING and CUTTING a specialty. The goods are all new and stylish, and it will pay every lady to call before purchasing.
Daniel Eastman, Pleasant Valley Township...
Winfield Courier, November 6, 1884.
Mr. Eastman is building on his farm that he purchased of Edward Campbell. A. C. Cronk is doing the carpenter work.
Mr. Daniel Eastman, Pleasant Valley Township...
Winfield Courier, December 11, 1884.
D. Eastman has finished his new house. It is a good substantial one.
Bert Eastman...
Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.
Bert Eastman has moved to his farm on the Walnut.
Mr. (?) Eastman...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 15, 1885.
The well on Mr. Eastman’s place has been sunk 125 feet, and yet no liquid.
Bert Eastman, Daniel Eastman...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 15, 1885.
Mr. Conley is talking of moving on to the Bess farm, lately vacated by Bert Eastman.
Mr. D. Eastman, of Winfield, was out to his farm last Monday. He is enjoying city life this winter.
Mr. Bert Eastman will cultivate the cockleburrs on his father’s farm this year. Bert, you will certainly “earn your bread by the sweat of your brow.”
Mrs. Daniel Eastman...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 22, 1885.
LUCKY NAMES: Bee Hive Prize Drawing.
Mrs. Daniel Eastman was listed as one of the winners.
M. HAHN & CO., Proprietors of the Ever-Reliable Bee Hive Stores.
Mrs. Bert Eastman...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 12, 1885.
Mrs. Eastman is convalescing from a severe case of erysipelas.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 16, 1885.
Mrs. Bert Eastman has been seriously ill, but is now convalescing under the excellent care of Dr. Rothrock.
(?) Eastman, Winfield...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 30, 1885.
Sherrard & Eastman sell barbed wire at five cents per pound.
(?) Eastman, Winfield...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 13, 1885.
If you want a good, substantial fence, go to Eastman & Cochran, the slat and wire fence manufacturers. They make all lengths, from 30 inches to four feet. South Main St., rear of Bullen’s lumber yard.
John Eastman, Winfield...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 3, 1885.
The fireman’s ball at McDougall’s hall Monday night passed off pleasantly. The music was led by Will Schell and John Eastman and was good. Restraint was completely banished and everybody waded in for a gay time.
Chas. H. Eastman, Darwin Eastman...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 8, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
Chas H Eastman et ux to Darwin Eastman, w hf sw qr sec 8 and w hf nw qr 33-30-5e: $1,030.00.
Reuben Eastman...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 19, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
Rachel Beasley to Reuben Eastman, nw qr sw qr 20-32-6e, 40 acres: $315.00.
(?) Eastman, Winfield...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 25, 1886.
The Best and Cheapest Oak and Wire Fence in the World.
We also make all kinds of ORNAMENTAL FENCING.
Give us a call. 3rd door south of Brettun, Winfield, Kansas.
Edna Eastman, Winfield...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 25, 1886.

Thursday Mr. and Mrs. Maddux gave a pleasant party to some of their young friends at their residence on east 13th avenue. Those whose presence contributed to the gaiety of the evening were: Misses Josie, Ida, and Mattie Bard, Edna Eastman, Wier, Rogers, and Hawley, and Messrs. Roberts, Freeman, Busey, Bradshaw, Hardy, Giles, and others whose names we failed to get. Excellent music was rendered by Miss Josie Bard, after which there was a regular old fashioned taffy pulling. Of all enjoyment we ever participated in, this is the most lasting—we won’t forget it for a year, for the sweetest remembrance is the taffy in our hair and all over our clothes. You bet it’s a lot of fun.
Cora E. Eastman, Winfield...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 18, 1886.
Laben F. Moore was prancing around Monday in ecstatic glee indicative of a “double” determination. We promised to gauge our previousness. The initials of her name, the queen of his affection, is C. E.: Cora E. Eastman. Watch for cigars.
Cora E. Eastman, Winfield, marries Laben F. Moore...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 18, 1886.
And now another of the boys has become entangled in the meshes of irresistible cupid. Yesterday afternoon witnessed the marriage of Laben F. Moore and Cora E. Eastman, at the home of Rev. J. H. Snyder, who cemented the vows. Very slyly did Laben do this deed, not so much as lisping his intentions to the “outer courts.” But such an embarkment is always expected at some time or other. Very few escape and very few want to. Laben is one of the city’s best known and most energetic young businessmen, having shown his ability and activity very perceptibly in his management of the extensive business of Moore Brothers, large dealers and shippers of Cowley County stone. He has won the heart and hand of a young lady of attractive presence and winsome disposition, and boards the matrimonial craft looking out upon a bright future. Here’s to the health of yourself and fair bride, Laben, and “may you leef long and brosber.”
Frank Eastman, Winfield...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 25, 1886.
Laben Moore was presented Friday with a beautiful silver table castor from Hudson Brothers by Robert Nipp, I. Martin, J. M. Connor, E. Youngheim, M. V. Andre, Jack Hudson, and Frank Eastman. This was given as a gift of the appreciation in which Laben is held by the boys, and a memorial of his departure from single blessedness.
Theodore Eastman, Winfield...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 1, 1886.
Judge Turner has at last found a flurry of relief: three plain drunks, Theodore Eastman, W. A. Hybarger, and W. C. North, who got too much mechanical purposes last night and ran into the chilly grip of Marshals McFadden and McLain. They were assessed the usual price of a common drunk, $12.25 each, and departed soberer and wiser. The party who dealt the “stuff” will take the next whirl—at a considerable larger assessment.


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