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Foults Brothers

                                                         Winfield, Kansas.
NOTE: There were three brothers: John (“Jack”) A. Foults, Charles F. Foults, and W. H. (“Harry”) Foults. Harry was a barber and for a time a printer for Winfield Courier. It appears that John and Charles Foults were always Barbers.
City of Winfield 1880. J. A. Foults, 34; spouse, Anna, 28.
Winfield Directory 1880.
Foults Bros., barbers, Main w. s. bet 9th and 10th avenues.
Foults, J. A., barber, r. Manning w. s. bet Maple and Walnut.
DOUGLAS, SCOTT & WILSON, Main, w. s. between 9th and 10th avenues.
FOULTS BROS., Main, w. s. between 9th and 10th avenues.
NOMMSEN & STUEVEN, 7th avenue, between Main and Millington.
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Harry Foults, printer, Winfield Courier...
Winfield Courier, July 27, 1876.
MARRIED. FOULTS - COMMONS. At the residence of the bride’s father, near Thayer, Kansas, on the 20th inst., by the Rev. Shockley, Mr. Harry Foults and Miss Maggie A. Commons.
That evidently means our printer, Harry, who so quietly folded his Sunday harness a few days ago and went east. It seems rather strange that so good a printer as he should go on the Commons for a “take.” The happy pair are now permanent residents of Winfield.
Foults Bros. [First names not given.]
Winfield Courier, August 3, 1876.
The Foults Bros. are conducting a genteel barber shop, something not found in every town in the valley. They always have clean towels, clean sponges, and keen razors. They can be found at their shop early and late—always at the post.
Winfield Courier, September 21, 1876.
JOHN NICHOLS and the Foults Bros. did a rushing barber business last Saturday.
John Foults...
Winfield Courier, November 9, 1876.
Miss Mollie Devine, of Lawrence, is visiting her brother-in-law, John Foults, of this city.
Charley Foults, John Foults, and Harry Foults...
Winfield Courier, November 30, 1876.
Mr. Charley Foults, of Newton, is in the city visiting his brothers, John and Harry Foults.
John Foults sells his interest to brother, Charles Foults...
Winfield Courier, March 1, 1877.
We learn that John Foults has sold his interest in the barber shop to his brother, Charley, late of Newton.
Winfield Courier, March 1, 1877.
Mr. Chas. Foults, of Newton, brother of the Foults boys, of this place, arrived one day last week. He will remain permanent­ly with us.
Harry Foults...

Winfield Courier, March 29, 1877.
Mr. Harry Foults started yesterday morning for the eastern part of the State where he will remain a few days and return with his wife, who has been visiting friends for several weeks past.
Foults Brothers: barber pole...
Winfield Courier, April 19, 1877.
The Foults Brothers have a new barber pole, which is the finest in the city. It is striped with the three national colors, and the base, which is about four feet square, is very nicely lettered. It stands about ten feet high.
Old bakery building: first door north of Foults Brothers...
Winfield Courier, May 10, 1877.
A glass front is being added to the old bakery building, first door north of Foults Brothers’ barber shop.
Winfield Courier, August 30, 1877.
The Foults Bros. purchased the new patent chair and barber’s outfit of Mr. Chas. E. Stueven, late of Wichita. It is quite an addition to their already neatly and well furnished room.
Harry Foults: again working for Winfield Courier...
Winfield Courier, October 11, 1877.
Harry Foults is again an attache of the COURIER office.
Charles Foults: again present in barber shop...
Winfield Courier, October 11, 1877.
Charley Foults, brother of “Jack” and Harry, is again flourishing the razor at the old stand in this city.
Mrs. Harry Foults visited by parents: Mr. & Mrs. Commons...
Winfield Courier, October 11, 1877.
Mr. D. M. Commons and family, of Wilson County, have been spending several days in Winfield visiting their daughter, Mrs. Harry Foults. Mr. Commons thinks the soil of Wilson is equal to that of Cowley, but is of the opinion that the citizens of this county are of a more enterprising class, judging from the amount of land under cultivation. He was surprised to find Winfield as large as it is and such a vast amount of improvement going on.
John A. Foults building home...
Winfield Courier, October 18, 1877.
J. A. Foults is building a residence just north of the schoolhouse.
Mrs. Harry Foults ill...
Winfield Courier, November 15, 1877.
The wife of Harry Foults has been seriously ill for several days. We hope she will recover.
Foults Bros. putting up a new building, west side of Main Street...
Winfield Courier, December 6, 1877.
The Foults Bros. are erecting a new building between the Yankee Notion Store and the City Meat Market, on the west side of Main street, to which they will move their barber shop about the first of next week.

Hattie Hunt, dressmaker, moves into old location of Foults Bros....
Winfield Courier, December 20, 1877.
Miss Hattie Hunt is about to open a dressmaking establishment in the room lately occupied by the Foults Bros.
Harry Foults severs connection with Winfield Courier...
Winfield Courier, February 28, 1878.
Harry Foults closed his engagement with us as compositor last Saturday. He is one of the best typos we have met; faithful, steady, and true, and we regret to part with him. We wish him the success he deserves in whatever calling he may hereafter pursue.
Foults Bros. make improvements in new barber shop...
Winfield Courier, March 28, 1878.
Foults Bros. have been making some improvements in their barber shop, and now have one of the finest tonsorial establishments in the southwest.
Harry Foults active as barber...
Winfield Courier, May 2, 1878.
Harry Foults, besides being a first-class typo, is an adept in the tonsorial art. It is a pleasure to sit at Foults Bros. in one of those elegant chairs in regal state for a quarter of an hour feeling that you are being fitted for the best society.
W. H. (Harry) Foults buys a lot in Winfield, builds addition to residence...
Winfield Courier, May 23, 1878.
J. B. Lynn and wife to W H. Foults, lot 5, block 118, Winfield, $35.
Winfield Courier, May 23, 1878.
Harry Foults has built an addition to his residence.
Lightning damages John A. Foults residence...
Winfield Courier, May 23, 1878.
Last Wednesday morning, during the shower, Jack Foults’s residence was struck by lightning. The inmates received no injury. Three chickens that had crawled under the house for shelter were killed.
Barber shop and residences J. A. Foults & Harry Foults...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 2, 1879.
The following is a list of new buildings erected in the city of Winfield since January 1, 1878, with the name of owner and cost of building.
Foults Bros., barber shop, frame: $200.
W. H. Foults, residence, frame: $250.
John Foults, residence, frame: $200.
Harry Foults and wife have a son...
Winfield Courier, July 7, 1881.
Birth. And now Harry Foults comes to the front with a first class Fourth of July celebration of his own. It’s a boy and was born on the evening of the fourth. Harry is very much tickled over the matter.
Harry Foults’ new baby boy dies: third child to be buried...

Winfield Courier, October 27, 1881.
Died. Harry Foults and wife had the misfortune to lose their little baby boy last week. This is the third baby they have buried.
Charles Foults: has twins...
Winfield Courier, February 23, 1882.
BIRTHS. Charles Foults is the father of twins. Born Saturday.
Rumor: Charles Foults moving to Arkansas City...
Winfield Courier, February 23, 1882.
The Democrat says that Charlie Foults will start a barber shop at Arkansas City soon.
Charles Foults: character change (had gun, whiskey, wanted a fight)...
Winfield Courier, April 6, 1882.
Charlie Foults created another disturbance in the south part of town Tuesday night. He had a revolver, a little whiskey, and seemed decidedly on the fight. Charlie’s manners for the past few weeks have been much too boisterous for the community, and he has wisely absented himself from the city. A man can have no excuse for terrorizing a whole neighbor-hood and running a woman around over the streets.
Charley’s change explained: Mrs. Lizzie Foults (his wife) leaves Charley on train with furniture & also leaves 3 year old son and the twins with Charley...
Winfield Courier, April 6, 1882.
Mrs. Lizzie Foults, who a week or two ago left her husband and little three-year-old boy, taking with her the furniture and their twin babies, Monday left on the train for parts unknown. Before leaving she also left the twins with her husband.
Charley Foults’ spouse returns, wants twins...
Winfield Courier, April 6, 1882.
Mrs. Lizzie Foults, who left her twin babies with her husband Monday, returned Tuesday and tried to get them back again. The husband refused to give them up and she is at present considering the advisability of recovering them by action of law.
Charles F. Foults: case against him started...
Cowley County Courant, April 20, 1882.
State vs. Charles F. Foults.
John A. (“Jack”) Foults returns to help Harry Foults in business...
Winfield Courier, June 22, 1882.
Jack Foults has returned and is again associated with Harry in business.
Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.
Jack Foults returned from Iowa some weeks ago, and takes his old place with Harry. Jack is perhaps a little older and decidedly handsomer. He returns to stay, convinced that Kansas, Cowley County, and Winfield are far ahead of Iowa or Colorado.
Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.
Jack Foults is as happy as one could well be over a new magnificent new barber chair sent him recently from Chicago. It is one of the best we have ever seen.
Winfield Courier, December 14, 1882.

Cheese vat and press, in good condition, for sale. Inquire of S. A. Hanchett, or at Foults barber shop.
Harry Foults...
Winfield Courier, February 1, 1883.
The following petition was circulated last week by Frank Manny, taken to Topeka, and presented by him to Senator Hackney.
WINFIELD, KANSAS, January 23, 1883.
HON. W. P. HACKNEY, State Senator, Topeka, Kansas.
Inasmuch as the Prohibition Amendment, as enforced, has always resulted in injury to the material development of our town—it having signally failed to accomplish the object sought, the suppression of the sale and use of intoxicating drinks—we would respectfully urge upon you the necessity of so providing for the enforcement of the law that its application shall be uniform throughout the State. If this is impossible, don’t sacrifice our town on the altar of inordinate devotion to an impracticable principle.
Harry Foults signed petition.
Harry Foults sells old residence: building new one in east part of Winfield...
Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.
Harry Foults has sold his house on South Main street and built in the east part of town. His new house is almost ready for occupation.
Anna Foults...
Winfield Courier, June 28, 1883.
Grade B. Anna Foults.
Foults Bros. moved into old Curns & Manser stand...
Winfield Courier, September 20, 1883.
Foults Bros. have moved their barber shop into the old Curns & Manser stand and have much more roomy quarters than formerly.
Mr. & Mrs. Harry Foults have a baby girl...
Winfield Courier, June 5, 1884.
BIRTH. And now comes Harry Foults and presents the cigars and announces the advent of a fine, new girl at his home. Harry is to be congratulated.
Sister of Mrs. Albert (J. A.)??? Foults...
Winfield Courier, August 14, 1884.
Miss Eva Divine, of Wichita, who has been visiting for the past month with her sister, Mrs. Albert Foults, returned to her home Thursday.
Account follows of the birth and death of the fourth child (Pearl) of Mr. & Mrs. Harry Foults...
Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.
DIED. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Foults are again afflicted by the loss of their little baby girl, whose death occurred last Saturday afternoon. The funeral services were held at the residence on Sunday, Judge Gans officiating, and the remains were followed to the cemetery by a large concourse of friends. This is the fourth child they have buried.
Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.

Card of Thanks. Mr. and Mrs. Harry Foults desire to express their most heartfelt thanks to the neighbors and many friends who so kindly assisted during the illness of and after the death of their darling babe, Pearl. The kindness shown and sympathy extended them in the hour of their great affliction will ever be remembered and appreciated.
John A. (“Jack”) Foults: located in basement of Curns & Manser’s new building...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 15, 1885.
Jack Foults, the pioneer barber, now occupies the beautiful, roomy basement in Curns & Manser’s new building where he is “sleeking up” the millions with his old time perfection—and razor. Jack takes precedence as a tonsorial artist.
[Note: The above item was the last one found on “Foults Brothers.” MAW]


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