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J. C. Franklin

Winfield 1878: J. C. Franklin, 40.
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Winfield Courier, August 10, 1876.
Mr. J. C. Franklin has purchased Nate Roberson’s harness shop.
Winfield Courier, August 24, 1876.
MR. J. C. FRANKLIN, having purchased the harness shop formerly owned by Nate Roberson, intends continuing the business at the old stand, where can be found anything generally kept at a first class harness shop.
Winfield Courier, September 7, 1876.
MR. J. C. FRANKLIN, who has purchased the harness shop, intends continuing the business at Nate’s old stand, where can be found anything generally kept at a first class harness shop.
Winfield Courier, September 21, 1876.   
Notice the new card of Mr. J. C. Franklin, harness maker. He has just received a large stock of new goods in his line.
CARD: HARNESS SHOP. J. C. FRANKLIN, Proprietor. Winfield, Kansas.
He keeps a stock of Harness and Saddles, which he is selling at bottom prices. All orders promptly filled and satisfaction guaranteed.
Repairing done with neatness and dispatch.
Winfield Courier, December 14, 1876.
MESSRS. GALLOTTI, Pryor, Copeland, Roberts, Asp, Franklin, Baldwin, Geo. Robinson, Will Robinson, Ed. Holloway, Jennings, Buckman, and the writer, are on the popcorn committee.
LATER. Messrs. E. S. Torrance and O. M. Seward are on it too.
Winfield Courier, February 15, 1877.
Self-adjusting hip strap double harness for $28. That is what J. C. Franklin sells for, and he has a very large stock of all kinds of harness here.
Winfield Courier, February 15, 1877.
Flat pad hip strap double harness for $26. Wheat a dollar a bushel, and using an old dangerous harness when J. C. Franklin sells everything in that line at Kansas City prices.
Winfield Courier, February 22, 1877.
On Saturday last a very fine yoke of four year old steeds were weighed upon J. C. Franklin’s scales. One weighed 1584 lbs., and the other weighed 1586 lbs., total weight 3170.
Winfield Courier, March 8, 1877.
Saddles from $3.50 to $25.00 at Franklin’s.
Winfield Courier, March 8, 1877.
Long tug, flat-pad, hip-strap harness for 25 dollars at Franklin’s. Short-tug, hip-strap harness at Franklin’s for 20 dollars and other goods in proportion. That self-adjusting hip-strap harness at Franklin’s for $28.00 is one of the many good things found in his large stock.
Winfield Courier, August 23, 1877.

Nice, smooth, dry wood for sale by J. C. Franklin, at his Harness Shop.
Winfield Courier, September 20, 1877.
Read J. C. Franklin’s proclamation in another column. Now is your time to buy harnesses and saddles cheap.
Ad: Harness exchanged for good wood by J. C. Franklin.
Ad: J. C. Franklin’s Proclamation No. 1. As I wish to return to California, I will sell my entire stock of Harness, Saddles, etc., at reduced prices for cash.
Winfield Courier, January 3, 1878.
MARRIED. FRANKLIN - SCOTT. At the residence of Mr. Rex, Winfield, January 1st, 1878, by Rev. N. L. Rigby, Mr. Jesse C. Franklin and Miss Ella E. Scott. Both of Winfield.
This is “turning over a new leaf” to begin the year in the right way. We wish the happy couple many happy “New Years.”
Winfield Courier, January 10, 1878.
Marriage licenses granted by His Honor Judge Gans during the past week:
Jesse C. Franklin to Ella E. Scott.
Winfield Courier, January 31, 1878.
Wood for sale. Enquire at Franklin’s harness shop.
Winfield Courier, August 15, 1878.
J. C. Franklin has sold his harness and saddlery to F. J. Sydal, late of Cedarvale, and will move to California, where he has friends and property. Mr. Franklin will leave with the best wishes of a large circle of friends who esteem him highly.
Winfield Courier, August 29, 1878.
J. C. Franklin leaves with his lady for Santa Rosa, California. We bespeak for them in their new residence a cordial reception.
Winfield Courier, September 12, 1878.
Saddles from three dollars each up to twenty dollars at F. J. Sydal’s. His harness stop is at Franklin’s old stand.
Winfield Courier, November 21, 1878.
J. C. Franklin and lady have returned from California, the land of gold and of promise, and have concluded that Winfield and Cowley County are better than San Francisco and California. He will go into business again in Winfield when a suitable opening offers. He is a valuable citizen, and we commend his wisdom in returning to the best county in the world.
Winfield Courier, March 20, 1879.
J. D. Pryor has purchased the residence on South Loomis street formerly owned by J. C. Franklin, and will occupy it for a residence.
Winfield Courier, July 7, 1881.
Mr. J. C. Franklin, formerly a resident of this city and who removed to Oakland, California, arrived Monday and will spend the summer with us.
Winfield Courier, March 9, 1882.
The many friends of J. C. Franklin in this city will be glad to hear from him and we publish the following extract of a letter from him to his sister in this city.

DEAR SISTER: We have bought seven acres of land, as near town as Mr. Hickok’s live. We have 2 acres of raisin grapes, 100 bearing orange trees, 12 lemon trees, peach, apple, plum, apricot, fig, English walnut trees; besides we have plenty of oranges on the trees to last us the year round. The grass is quite green. Peach trees are beginning to bloom; then there is also green fruit of all sizes and all colors of blossoms. We have a very nice climate. The thermometer has not been below freezing this winter. Geraniums grow here as tall as the fence and as large a bunch as a hogshead. We went out to Newport on New Years day, and took our dinners with us (a landing on the ocean about nine miles from here). We are about 40 miles from Los Angeles. The baby is lying on a pallet on the floor, is quite a boy. When we sing and play the organ, he tries to sing too. We are building and will be settled soon in our own house. We are well.
(All ye brother bachelors go and do likewise.)


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