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Freeman Families

I really could not get a handle on the different Freeman families. Had to give up trying to figure who was where and when...A Mess! MAW

Kansas 1875 Census Beaver Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name                                 age sex color   Place/birth         Where from
W. A. Freeman                  46    m    w New York              Michigan
Mary J. Freeman                42     f     w      New York              Michigan
Edward? A. Freeman         12    m    w Michigan                Michigan

Kansas 1875 Census Harvey Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name                           age sex color   Place/birth        Where from
Wm. Freeman              24    m    w       Kentucky               Missouri
Elizabeth Freeman  24     f     w            Illinois               Illinois
Carrie Freeman              2     f     w            Kansas
William Freeman           1m   m    w       Kansas

Kansas 1875 Census, Silver Creek Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name                           age sex color          Place/birth        Where from
John Freeman               27  m    w             Missouri                 Missouri
E. B. Freeman              24    f     w             Kentucky               Missouri
M. C. Freeman         6    f     w             Kansas
G. E. Freeman          2  m    w              Kansas

Kansas 1875 Census, Windsor Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name                           age sex color          Place/birth        Where from
E. M. Freeman       34  m     w            Ohio                       Illinois
A. Freeman                  31    f      w            New York              Illinois
[I or J]. P. Freeman      11  m     w            Indiana             Illinois
H. E. Freeman          7    f      w            Kansas
W. P.? Freeman             5  m     w            Kansas
E. E. Freeman                1    f      w            Kansas


Beaver Township: 1873.
Freeman, Wm. A., 44; spouse, M. J., 40.
Beaver Township: 1874.
Freeman, Frances, 22; mother [?], Maryann, 41.
Beaver Township: 1875.
Freeman, Wm. A., 46; spouse, Mary J., 42.
Beaver Township: 1878.
Freeman, Wm. A., 50; spouse, M. J., 44. Post Office Address: Winfield.
Beaver Township: 1879.

Freeman, W. A., 51; spouse, M. J., 45. Post Office Address: Tannehill.
Harvey Township: 1875.
Freeman, William, 24; spouse, Elizabeth, 24.
Harvey Township: 1878.
Freeman, W. C., 27; spouse, Elizabeth, 27. Post Office Address: Lazette.
Harvey Township: 1879.
Freeman, W. C., 28; spouse, Eliza, 28. Post Office Address: Lazette.
Arkansas City 1893.
Freeman, H., 40. No spouse listed.
Freeman, Iben, 39; spouse, Fannie, 30
Silver Creek Township: 1873.
Freeman, John, 26; spouse, Elizabeth, 21.
Silver Creek Township: 1874.
Freeman, J. H., 27; spouse, Elizabeth, 24.
Freeman, John, 27; spouse, Elizabeth R., 27.
Silver Creek Township: 1876.
Freeman, J. H., 28; spouse, Elizabeth, 22.
Silver Creek Township: 1878.
Freeman, John, 30; spouse, E. R., 28. Post Office Address: Baltimore.
Silver Creek Township: 1880.
Freeman, John, 34; spouse, E. R., 28.
Silverdale Township: 1874.
Freeman, Henry, 23.
Walnut Township: 1872.
Freeman, A., 70; spouse, E. J., 56.
Walnut Township: 1873.
Freeman, E. M., 32; spouse, Adaline, 29.
Windsor Township: 1873.
Freeman, E. M., 34; spouse, A., 31.
Windsor Township: 1876.
Freeman, E. M., 35; spouse, A., 32.
Windsor Township: 1878.
Freeman, E. M., 37; spouse, Addine, 34. Post Office Address: Lazette.
Windsor Township: 1879.
Freeman, E. M., 38. No spouse listed. Post Office Address: Lazette.
Windsor Township: 1880.
Freeman, E. M., 39; spouse, A., 25. Post Office Address: Cambridge.
Winfield, 1880.
Freeman, W. A., 52; spouse, Margaret, 54. [Others listed: Mary J., 48; Clara, 22; Sadie, 21.]


                                                     R. Freeman. Douglass.
Walnut Valley Times, October 14, 1870.

The above is the name of a new town recently laid out at the mouth of the Neneskaw, on the Arkansas River, in Cowley County. The Town Company are T. C. Hill, President; L. B. Wamsley, Secretary; P. B. Maxson, L. A. Wood, Jr., R. Gates, R. Freeman, and John Lonehead, Directors. This town is about 40 miles from here, the post office address being Douglass. R. Freeman is putting up a grocery and provision store; Dr. L. B. Wamsley, a drug Store; and parties have contracted to put up a mill soon. A dry goods store will be opened there in a few weeks. Plenty of good bottom claims in the valley of the Arkansas are yet to be taken. Timber is plenty and the land is of the best quality. The town is about halfway between Wichita and Arkansas City, and bids fair to make a post of no small importance. Persons in search of a location might find just what they wanted here. We wish the new town success.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 23, 1876.
MR. B. MELLINGER, from Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, pur­chased two tracts of land near Nenescah, last week of Mr. Free­man, and expects to locate soon. Mr. Mellinger is the patentee and manufacturer of the Mellinger Horse Hay Rake, and has some intentions of manufacturing the implements at Arkansas City.


                                               Mr. Freeman - Arkansas City.
Emporia News, September 2, 1870.
                                                  FROM ARKANSAS CITY.
                                                  Arkansas City, July 31, 1870.
Mr. Freeman will soon commence the building of a ferry across the Arkansas, the timbers for which are now being sawed at the mill.


                                Freeman Boys or Brothers. Location a mystery.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 7, 1877.
Mr. Warren has sold his cattle to the Freeman boys, who with Messrs. Austin & Haynes intend herding in the Territory during the winter. C.
Winfield Courier, July 4, 1878.
Tuesday night last the lynx-eyed and swift-footed officers of the law arrested a horse thief at the widow Wells’, where he had put up for the night. It appears that he had stolen the horse near Wichita and had ridden it down south of Maple City where he sold it, saddle, and bridle to one of the Freeman boys for $24. He then started on east and put up at Mrs. Wells’, where he was arrested. The last I heard from them they had him lariated and were “going west.”
Winfield Courier, October 10, 1878.
                                          VERNON TOWNSHIP, Oct. 1, 1878.
The Freeman Brothers have secured nearly $2,000 in subscriptions in Oxford Township and West Vernon to their proposition to build a tow boat to navigate the Arkansas between Oxford and Little Rock.


                                                             Lee Freeman.
Cowley County Censor, March 18, 1871.
Mr. Lee Freeman and Rufus Roberts, of Olathe, Kansas, arrived in town Tuesday last. They appear highly pleased with the growth and prospects of our city. We understand they have secured good claims not far from town and ere long will be citizens of Cowley County.


                                                              H. Freeman.
Cowley County Censor, July 1, 1871.
Board of County Commissioners met in special session at the County Clerk’s office in Winfield, June 27th, 1871.
Present: T. A. Blanchard, G. H. Norton, and E. Simpson.
Proceeded to canvass the vote of Beaver Township, which resulted in declaring the following officers elected.
For Justice of the Peace, Alfred Jenkins and T. W. Morris; for constables, N. Wertman and J. L. Ritchie; for Trustee, L. M. Kennedy; for Treasurer, Isaac Beach; for Clerk E. J. Smalley; Road Overseer, H. Freeman.


                                                           W. A. Freeman.
Winfield Messenger, July 19, 1872.
Board of County Commissioners met in the County Clerk’s office, July 15, 1872.
The following bills were allowed.
                      One of W. A. Freeman, as assessor of Beaver Township, $34.50.
Winfield Messenger, September 6, 1872.
                                     BEAVER: ROBT. KERR, W. A. FREEMAN.
Winfield Messenger, August 16, 1872.
                                                Commissioners Proceedings.
Petitions of W. A. Freeman, J. D. Main, A. Sanford, W. A. Van Ormer, for section line roads were laid over for the action of the Board at their next meeting.
Winfield Courier, January 16, 1874.
The Beaver grange of the order of Patrons of Husbandry was organized at Thomasville, Cowley County, Kansas, on the evening of December 26th, 1873, by Deputy J. H. Worden. The following named persons paid their fees, took the obligations, and were duly installed into the following offices: W. A. FREEMAN, MASTER; B. F. NESMITH, OVERSEER; Z. B. MYERS, LECTURER; A. K. JENKINS, STEWARD; JAMES DALTON, ASSISTANT STEW­ARD; M. S. ROSEBERRY, CHAPLAIN; WARREN WOOD, TREASURER; C. M. ROSEBERRY, SECRETARY; PHILO KENT, GATE KEEPER; MRS. JENNIE WOOD, CERES; MRS. MARY J. FREEMAN, POMONA; MRS. SUSAN DALTON, FLORA; MRS. MARY C. McCULLOCH, LADY ASSISTANT STEWARD.
Winfield Courier, February 6, 1874.

Fifty-seven grange delegates, being nineteen granges repre­sented by three delegates each (the Lazette grange not being represented), met at the Courthouse in Winfield, on Monday, February 2nd, at 11 o’clock a.m., for the purpose of organizing a County council. The meeting being called to order Mr. A. S. Williams was made Chairman, and N. C. McCulloch, Secretary pro tem. The Council was then organized and the following officers were elected: A. S. Williams, Master; T. A. Blanchard, Secre­tary; A. T. Gay, Overseer; W. A. Freeman, Gate-keeper. A. H. Acton of Bolton Township, Simeon Martin of Maple Township, and John Irwin of Rock Township were elected Trustees.
Winfield Courier, February 13, 1874.
                                                           County Council.
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.
                      Beaver grange: W. A. Freeman, Warren Wood, J. A. McCulloch.
      The Council then proceeded to permanent organization by electing brother A. S. Williams, Master; A. T. Gay, Overseer; T. A. Blanchard, Central Agent; Wm. Freeman, Gate Keeper; and A. A. Acton, John Irwin, and H. H. Martin Executive Committee.
Winfield Courier, April 24, 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.
                                         Judge of Election: W. A. Freeman, $3.90.
      Winfield Courier, April 22, 1875.
                                                       Township Assessors.
                                           WINFIELD, KAN., April 21, 1875.
The township assessors met pursuant to previous notice, to agree upon a basis of valuation of property. The house being called to order, W. A. Freeman was chosen Chairman and W. M. Berkey, Secretary.
The following reported their names.
W. A. Freeman, Beaver Township.
Winfield Courier, November 25, 1875.
                                                 County Warrants to be Paid.
                   COUNTY TREASURER’S OFFICE, WINFIELD, Nov. 1, 1875.
By virtue of authority given by an Act of the Legislature of the State of Kansas, approved February 10th, 1875, entitled “An Act to amend Section Sixty-nine of Chapter Twenty-five, General Statutes of Eighteen Hundred and Sixty-eight,” I hereby give notice that the principal and accrued interest of County Warrants herein below described will be paid at the County Treasurer’s Office, in Winfield, on and after the 1st day of November, 1875, and that the interest on said warrants will cease on that day. E. B. KAGER, County Treasurer.
By F. GALLOTTI, Deputy.
Names of parties to whom warrants are payable:
                                     W. A. FREEMAN: 2 WARRANTS - $30.00.
Winfield Courier, May 11, 1876.

The great rain of last Friday night was accompanied with hail in some localities. In Beaver Township the hail did great damage. K. J. Wright lost 25 acres of wheat, W. D. Lester 35 acres, W. A. Freeman a good many acres, and several other farmers lost heavily. The flood on the creek drove Dr. Holland and others on the bottom out of their houses.
Winfield Courier, September 28, 1876. Editorial Page.
                                            DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION.
The committee on credentials reported the following as delegates.
Beaver Township: W. D. Lester, Geo. Wright, B. W. Jenkins, W. A. Freeman.
Winfield Courier, May 31, 1877.
                                            County Commissioners’ Proceedings.
                                              OFFICE OF COUNTY CLERK,
                                             Winfield, Kansas, May 25th, 1877.
Board of County Commissioners met in special session. All the board present, with James McDermott, County Attorney, and M. G. Troup, County Clerk. Among other proceedings had the following jury and election fees were presented and allowed.
                                            Election Fee: W. A. Freeman, $2.00.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 17, 1877.
RECAP: Judge McDonald elected Chairman; Amos Walton, Secretary. Present: 38 delegates. For Sheriff: Chas. L. Harter; W. A. Freeman; John R. Smith—Harter won.
Winfield Courier, November 15, 1877.
                                         TOWNSHIP OFFICERS ELECTED.
Beaver—C. G. Holland, Trustee; Warren Wood, Treasurer; W. A. Freeman, Clerk; C. G. Bradbury, Justice; Theo. Wright, Constable.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 9, 1878.
                                                THOMASVILLE, Jan. 3, 1878.
Thinking you would like to know how the good people of this vicinity spent their holidays, I take this opportunity of penning you a few lines.
On Christmas day at half past nine o’clock your humble servant started for Winfield with orders to appear at the house of Mr. Warren Wood, between the hours of one and two p.m., or I would lose my share of turkey; consequently, horse flesh suffered until I returned, and not any too soon, for I found Mr. Turkey ready to step from the stove to the table, preparatory to the carving knife which W. A. Freeman held in his hand.
You ought to have seen this table. It would have made a hungry man dance with joy to see so much hash piled on one table.
After the turkey and other substantial grub was served (such as farmers have and farmers’ wives and daughters know how to cook), then came the side dishes. O hurrah! it would take a column of the TRAVELER to name them.
The Rodger Bros. furnished the horse hair and rosin and the way the calico flew and the box toed boots pawed the floor. Well, to describe it would be to paint the sun beams, but every­body lived over it and are doing well now. More anon about the farmers and crops.                          COLORADO BRICK.
Winfield Courier, February 21, 1878.

W. Freeman is a benefactor of woman and gratuitously does the washing of this community in etiolation of the Dobbin’s steam washer for which he is canvassing.
Winfield Courier, February 28, 1878.
                                                         SOUTH BEAVER.
Horatius came into our territory again for an item, but if he will send W. A. Freeman to do our washing, we will forgive him. He teaches a model school at the Centennial and is appreciated by his employers.
Winfield Courier, February 28, 1878.
W. A. Freeman, of Beaver Township, has been appointed a notary public.
Winfield Courier, March 28, 1878.
W. A. Freeman is eminently successful in his steam washer campaign. He has the exclusive right to the territory of Cowley.
Winfield Courier, April 18, 1878.
                                                  Commissioners’ Proceedings.
The board examined and approved the official bonds of the following township officers: J. L. Huey, trustee, Creswell tp.; Jas. A. Barr, trustee, Silver Creek tp; K. McClung, constable, Vernon tp.; W. A. Freeman, clerk, Beaver tp.; G. W. Savage, clerk, Harvey tp.; G. B. Darlington, clerk, Omnia tp.; W. B. Wimer, trustee, Rock tp.; David Walck, constable, Maple tp.; J. J. Smith, justice of peace, Otter tp.; A. B. Odell, constable, Ninnescah tp.; C. N. Gates, constable, Dexter tp.; Wm. Morgan, constable, Cedar tp.; J. M. Barrick, justice of peace, Rock tp.; W. D. Mowry, clerk, Creswell tp.
Winfield Courier, June 6, 1878.
Messrs. Frew and Freeman, of Beaver, were in town Saturday.
                                                Commissioners’ Proceedings.
Winfield Courier, June 6, 1878.
Approved the appointment of B. W. Jenkins, M. S. Teter, and W. A. Freeman, appraisers of nw. ¼ section 167, township 33, range 3 (school lands).
Winfield Courier, August 8, 1878.
District No. 65, in Beaver Township, W. A. Freeman, director, has voted $700 bonds and is going to build a schoolhouse immediately. See their call for sealed proposals.
                                                          Sealed Proposals
Will be received up to Monday, August 12th, at 2 o’clock p.m., for the work of building a schoolhouse in District No. 65, Cowley County. Plans and specifications can be seen at the house of W. A. Freeman, president of the board, in Beaver Township. Proposals may be left with him or at the COURIER office in Winfield. W. A. FREEMAN, Director.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 13, 1878.
                                                  Township Officers Elected.
Trustee: W. D. Lester, elected by lot.
Clerk: W. A. Freeman, elected by lot.
Treasurer: Warren Wood.
Justices: W. V. Sutton and H. J. Wright.

Constables: R. N. Huff and W. D. Anderson.
Winfield Courier, March 27, 1879.
                                       THE FARMS OF COWLEY COUNTY.
The Farms of Cowley County are the pride of her people. In every township may be found men who came here poor, but who by industry, perseverance, and economy have built for themselves homes which neither money nor mortgages can take from them.
We give the following as specimens.
W. A. Freeman of Beaver Township has made his prairie home beautiful by his skillful labor, and by keeping constantly at work improving his farm. Hedges, forest trees, peach, apple, and other fruit trees have been put out in great variety, and a fine crop was the yield last year.
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1879.
W. A. Freeman is meditating on the probabilities of accumu­lating a fortune in Chautauqua County.
Winfield Courier, April 8, 1880.
Tuesday passed off very quietly. There was considerable “scratching” on both tickets resulting in the election of a mixed ticket. The following are the official returns.
                                                            FIRST WARD.
W. S. Mendenhall:  77
W. A. Freeman:            79
Winfield Courier, December 16, 1880.
A meeting was held in the council rooms last Thursday evening to consider means for temporary assistance to those in want in our city.
Committees to solicit contributions were appointed as follows.
Northeast:  Mesdames Holloway, Linticum, and Troup.
Northwest:  Mesdames Short and Dr. Davis and Mayor Lynn.
Southwest:  Mesdames Earnest and Landers, and Mr. R. D. Jillson.
Southeast:  Mrs. Rigby, Miss L. Graham, and Mr. W. A. Freeman.
Winfield Courier, December 30, 1880.
Adelphi Lodge No. 110, A. F. & A. M., elected and installed officers on Monday evening as follows.
J. S. Hunt, W. M.
James Kelly, S. W.
R. C Story, J. W.
J. C. McMullen, Treas.
E. T. Trimble, Secretary.
C. C. Black, S. D.
M. G. Troup, J. D.

J. Cairns, Chaplain.
W. A. Freeman, S. S.
W. W. Smith, J. S.
S. E. Berger, Tyler.
Winfield Courier, February 17, 1881.
A man applied to Mayor Lynn for aid Monday, stating that he lived on East 8th avenue. The Mayor referred him to Councilman Hodges, and he was afterward furnished with provisions by Coun­cilman Freeman. Marshal Stevens investigated the matter and found that he did not reside in the city at all but lived off Mr. Service’s place east of town. It was also discovered that he was the possessor of a team and had an able-bodied son twenty years old; that they had twice been offered work with their team at $2.50 per day but had refused the job, preferring to live by charity. From what we saw of the man, he seemed as able to work as hundreds of others who make their living by honest labor. There are dozens of widows in Winfield with large families to support who struggle along without asking charity, but who are more entitled to it than this applicant.
Winfield Courier, June 9, 1881.
Died. Mrs. Freeman, wife of Councilman Freeman, died last week of cancer. Mrs. Freeman was a most estimable lady and leaves many friends. The husband and son have the sympathy of the entire community.
Winfield Courier, June 16, 1881.
A considerable number of the citizens of Winfield met on Monday evening on the steps of the Winfield Bank to provide for raising funds for the immediate relief of the sufferers caused by the cyclone Sunday evening. Mr. Crippen called the people together by music from the band.
During the day the canvass of the city resulted in the following cash subscriptions.
                                                      W. A. Freeman: $1.00.
Winfield Courier, September 8, 1881.
John Moffitt moved east two months ago and Mr. Freeman resigns and moves out of the city this week; therefore, the first ward of this city is without a councilman. Consequently, the City Council have called an election to fill the two vacancies, and citizens of the first ward are considering whom they shall select to fill the vacancies.
A considerable number of them have suggested J. C. Fuller to succeed Moffitt, and Dr. W. S. Mendenhall to succeed Freeman. After carefully looking over the whole ground, we conclude that Fuller and Mendenhall will fill the bill exactly.
Winfield Courier, October 20, 1881.
This morning Gus Freeman, ex-councilman of Winfield, and an “old timer” of this locality, packed his grip sack for a tour of New Mexico.
Cowley County Courant, December 15, 1881.

Mr. W. A. Freeman, an old time resident of Winfield, who has been trying his luck in New Mexico the past few months, has returned to his first love and says he will remain here, having had a sufficiency of the murky skinned country.
Winfield Courier, December 15, 1881.
Mr. W. A. Freeman and son returned from New Mexico last week and will remain here this winter.
Winfield Courier, December 15, 1881.
Not appreciating the novelty of the customs of the inhabit­ants and the picturesque scenery in the wilds of the west, Gus Freeman will return in a few days. He proved to be too much of a “tenderfoot” to endure the hospitable (?) treatment of the natives of that locality. He will be welcomed back by his troops of friends.
Winfield Courier, April 27, 1882.
MARRIAGE LICENSES. Marriage licenses have been issued to:
                                      W. A. Freeman and Mrs. Mary A. Anderson.
Winfield Courier, April 27, 1882.
MARRIED. W. A. Freeman and Mrs. Mary Anderson were married last week.
[Note: Paper had “W. C. Freeman.” Believe this should be “W. A. Freeman.]
Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.
                                                      County Commissioners.
The Commissioners met in regular session Monday, with the full Board present. The first matters taken up were the roads. The Redpath road was opened and W. C. Freeman was allowed $50 damages. The Hendrickson road was also opened and damages awarded to N. L. and Mary Crawford of $15. The Mackey road petition was withdrawn. The Frank Wilkins road was laid over. The viewers’ report on the J. A. Hood road was adopted and the Senseney road rejected. The Board then went to work on a large number of bills presented for payment, and up to the time of going to press were still hard at work on them.
Winfield Courier, December 14, 1882.
Sol. Burkhalter traded his livery outfit, comprising eleven head of horses, buggies, and harness, to W. A. Freeman for an eighty acre farm in Beaver Township. He still owns the barn, which he has leased to Mr. Freeman for one year.
Winfield Courier, March 22, 1883.
Mr. Case has recently moved to town from Vernon Township and purchased the Freeman property on east Tenth Avenue. He is building an addition to the house and otherwise improving the premises.
Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.
Sid Majors has purchased an interest in the W. A. Freeman livery business.
Winfield Courier, August 30, 1883.
MARRIED. Married on Sunday 26th inst., by Rev. E. T. Trimble, at the residence of W. A. Freeman, Mr. Charles T. Ware and Miss Laura E. Anderson. Several guests were present. The best wishes of many follow the couple in their start in married life. May they live long and happily.
Winfield Courier, July 17, 1884.
Mrs. W. A. Freeman and children will spend several months among relatives in Iowa.
Winfield Courier, August 14, 1884.

                                                            The Jury Drawn.
The jury list for the October term of Court was drawn last week. The drawing of the Grand Jury of fifteen was first made and resulted in the selections of the following persons:
                                                     Winfield. W. A. Freeman.
Winfield Courier, December 18, 1884.
The Masonic order held an election of officers Tuesday evening. The following persons were elected for the ensuing year. A. P. Johnson, W. M.; F. C. Hunt, S. W.; S. L. Gilbert, J. W; W. H. Graham, Treasurer; L. D. Zenor, Secretary; E. P. Hickok, chaplain; John Arrowsmith, S. D.; J. S. Mann, J. D.; W. W. Limbocker, S. S.; W. A. Freeman, J. S.; H. H. Siverd, Tyler.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 1, 1885.
The following is an abstract of the report of the claims allowed by the County Auditor for the month of November, A. D., 1884.
                                                    Jury Fee: W. A. Freeman.
                                                COUNTY ROAD NOTICES.
                     Petitions Granted at the Last Meeting of the Commissioners.
                                            Descriptions, Time of Survey, etc.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 29, 1885.
Franklin Batch road, Harvey township; commencing at nw corner of section 17, township 30 s, of range 7 east; thence running south on sec. 1ine between sections 17 and 18, township 30 s, range 7 e, as near as practicable, 1 mile to intersect county road known as the J. R. Ridpath road. The viewers, James Smith, Wm. Freeman & F. M. Savage and county surveyor will survey said road on March 9th, 1885, commencing at 10 a.m. and give all a hearing.
             Mrs. White’s Skull Crushed in by a Flat-Iron or Ax While Lying in Bed!
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 11, 1885.
At five o’clock last evening the victim of Tuesday night’s terrible tragedy, Mrs. R. H. White, succumbed to the inevitable. The husband was taken into custody by Sheriff McIntire and lodged in jail, without a warrant, to avoid any injury that might possibly be done to him. Coroner H. W. Marsh was in the city and immediately impaneled the following jury and began the inquest: E. D. Taylor, Henry Brown, J. C. Curry, W. A. Freeman, E. S. Bedilion, and Dick Gates. Drs. Emerson and S. R. Marsh examined the body and found no evidences of violence excepting the crash in the skull. After examining the premises, the jury separated and the inquest was adjourned to the Court House at 8 o’clock this morning.

The verdict was sealed, and owing to the excitement among our people, it has been made known only to the officials and the reporter and its appearance in THE COURIER will be the first knowledge the public will have of the jury’s decision. “An inquisition holden in the city of Winfield in Cowley County, Kansas, on the 9th and 10th days of June, 1885, before me, H. W. Marsh, Coroner of said County, on the body of Mrs. Julia Ann White by the jurors whose names are hereunto subscribed, the said jurors, do say, that the said Julia Ann White came to her death on the 9th day of June, 1885, from a blow received from a blunt instrument (probably the flat iron shown to the jury), crushing the skull, said instrument in the hands of Robert H. White, husband of the said Julia Ann White, with murderous intent. In testimony the said jurors have hereunto set their hands this 10th day of June, 1885.—Henry Brown, J. C. Curry, W. A. Freeman, E. S. Bedilion, E. D. Taylor, and D. R. Gates. Attest: H. W. Marsh, Coroner Cowley County.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 7, 1886.
Among the long standing and highly esteemed patrons who complimented THE COURIER by New Year’s calls were Mr. B. F. Walker of Southeast Walnut; Adam Sipe, of South Fairview; W. A. Freeman, of Winfield; Justus Fisher, of Liberty; John Bower, of Walnut; and R. R. Phelps, of Burden.
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.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 25, 1886.
Recap Sheriff’s sale Monday, March 23, 1886, real estate to settle suit of F. M. Friend, Plaintiff vs. Wm. A. Freeman, Defendant.
                                        Freeman W. A., carpenter, res 317 w 10th
E. A. Freeman related to W. A. Freeman...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 14, 1886.
Ed. Freeman was assessed $15.50 in Judge Turner’s court Friday on conviction of using abusive and obscene language at one of the depots. This is another case connected with the ’bus racket.
Address given below for E. A. Freeman same as W. A. Freeman.
                                           Freeman E. A, laborer, res 317 w 10th
                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 25, 1886.
Edwin A Freeman to Martha Brocket, tract in 21-32-4e: $75.00


                                                           David Freeman.
Winfield Messenger, August 16, 1872.
                                                Commissioners Proceedings.
The following bills were allowed in State cases.
                                                        David Freeman $6.40


                                                           E. M. Freeman.
                                                       MARCH 9TH, 1873.
                                     E. M. Freeman and others, road view: $16.50
Winfield Courier, September 14, 1876.
                                                     Township Conventions.
The Republicans of Windsor Township met in convention at Lazette, Sept. 9th, 1876, and elected the following delegates to attend the county convention at Winfield, Sept. 16th, 1876: S. M. Fall, C. J. Phenis, and I. N. McCracken, delegates. The following delegates were chosen to attend the district convention at Dexter, Sept. 23, 1876: C. W. Jones, J. W. Tull, and R. W. Jackson. The following named gentlemen were chosen to fill the township offices: Justices of Peace, C. W. Jones and A. J. Pickering; Trustee, John Brooks; Constables, Wm. Fritch and J. W. Tull; Township Clerk, S. Tylor; Township Treasurer, Joseph Sweet; Road Overseers—District No. 1, E. Rockewell; No. 2, Pike Evretts; No. 3, E. M. Freeman; No. 4, T. B. Washam; No. 5, J. W. Hiatt.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 8, 1876.
The following officers were nominated in the different townships, and most of them are probably elected.
Windsor Township. For Justices of the Peace, C. W. Jones, A. J. Pickering; for Constables, Wm. Fritch, J. W. Tull; for Township Trustee, John Brooks; for Township Treasurer, Joseph Sweet; for Township Clerk, S. Tyler; for Road Overseers: Dist No. 1, E. Rockwell; Dist No. 2, Pike Everett; Dist. No. 3, E. M. Freeman; Dist No. 4, T. B. Washam; District No. 5, J. W. Hiatt.
Winfield Courier, July 12, 1877.
Board of County Commissioners met in regular session. Present: R. F. Burden, Chairman, W. M. Sleeth and William White, members of the board, with James McDermott, County Attorney, R. L. Walker, Sheriff, and M. G. Troup, County Clerk. Among other proceedings claims against the county were presented to the board and passed upon as follows, viz.
[Give claimant and purpose, plus amount allowed. Skipping amount claimed.]
Road Chainmen:
J. L. Parsons, $1.50; A. F. Smith, $1.50; E. M. Freeman, $1.50; A. C. Potter, $1.50; M. Hemenway, $1.50; Jno. F. Patten, $1.50; and W. H. French, $1.50.
Winfield Courier, March 31, 1881.
Married at the residence of Wm. Overley, in Vernon, Cowley county, Kansas, March 23rd, 1881, by Rev. P. B. Lee, Mr. Elwin M. Freeman and Miss Mattie E. Overley, all of Cowley County.
Winfield Courier, December 7, 1882.

The following are the names of the jurymen in the Colgate case: A. B. Tuggle, Jacob Smith, E. A. Hardy, E. M. Freeman, J. W. Hamlin, J. Camp, Wm. Johnson, R. L. Cunningham, Woods Retherford, Daniel Moffitt, J. W. Thomas, John Nash.
Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.
A large amount of improvement has been made this year. Among the good, substantial houses put up, we notice those built by J. B. Corson, T. B. Ware, Mr. Werden, W. L. Holmes, Mr. Foster, and E. Freeman, and several more will be built the coming season.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 9, 1885.
James Compton and Edward Freeman were struck by a passenger train on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad the other night, near Zanesville. Compton was killed, but Freeman may recover.

                                                    Amos Freeman. Vernon.
Winfield Courier, September 13, 1883.
Mr. Amos Freeman, of Vernon, raised a very large crop of potatoes this year, a part of which he is now marketing at 50 cents per bushel.

                                                        Freeman. Bushnell.
Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.
There will be a Union Sunday school picnic in Mr. Freeman’s grove near Bushnell, August the 11th, 1883. All neighboring Sunday schools are cordially invited to come and take a part. Judge Gans of Winfield will deliver the Sunday school lecture, to be followed by W. C. Humble of Wichita and others. We hope all who feel interested in the great work of Sunday schools will come. It is to be a basket picnic. All come, with merry hearts and willing hands, and we will have a day long to be remembered by the people of Kansas.

                                                   Mary E. Freeman White.
Winfield Courier, July 7, 1881.
Married July 3rd, A. D. 1881, by Rev. P. B. Lee, at his residence in Vernon Township, Cowley County, Kansas, Mr. Ed. E. White and Miss Mary E. Freeman.

                                             Mr. Freeman. Beaver Township.
Winfield Courier, December 22, 1881.
There seems to be quite an emigration from Illinois to Beaver Township for the last few weeks, and I hear of more coming. Several farms have lately changed hands at good prices. Mr. Martin sold 160 acres to Mr. Stewart, Mr. Anderson 80 acres to Mr. Watts, Mr. Coons 80 acres to Mr. Boardner, and Mr. Rothrock 80 acres to Mr. Freeman.


                                                        R. Freeman. Udall.
Winfield Courier, July 3, 1884.
                                                        UDALL SENTINEL.

We had the pleasure last Saturday of meeting Dr. W. P. Rothrock of Winfield. He was in this vicinity as a guest of Mr. R. Freeman. The Doctor is a pleasant gentleman.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 23, 1885.
Rev. Freeman and wife, of Old Ninnescah, will spend Sunday with Dr. Rothrock, of this city.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 30, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
R Freeman et ux to G A Pewett et al, pt of se qr 19-31-3e, quit claim: $1.00

                                   Ira Freeman. Henry Freeman. Van Freeman.
                                                        LEGAL NOTICES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 15, 1885.
Recap. M. L. Read, plaintiff, vs. Ira Freeman, Henry Freeman, Van Freeman, defendants.

Suit filed in District court asking judgment for $60.00 with 12 percent interest, from March 12, 1881, Concerned real property and asked for sale of such. Jennings & Troup, Attorneys.
                                                     THE JUSTICE MILL.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 31, 1885.
M. L. Read vs. Ira Freeman et al—judgment by default for $94.50, interest at 12 per cent, and costs with foreclosure of mortgage and sale without appraisement.

                                               J. P. Freeman. Arkansas City.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 5, 1887. From Wednesday’s Daily.
J. P. Freeman, of Newark, New Jersey, was in the city yesterday buying real estate. He made several large purchases.

                                             Carrie Freeman Tomlin. Atlanta.
Daily Calamity Howler, Saturday, October 24, 1891.
MARRIAGE LICENSE. R. J. Tomlin and Carrie Freeman of Atlanta, secured matrimonial documents of Judge Lafferty today.

                                            Charles Freeman. Arkansas City.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, January 4, 1922.
Walter H. Finney, Santa Fe brakeman of this city, met instant death this afternoon at Perry, Oklahoma, according to word received at the local divisional office, having fallen under an oil tank car, and as the wheels of the car passed over him, the body was terribly mangled. The accident occurred as the train he was working on, No. 422, northbound local freight, was switching on the house track at Perry. There were no eye wit­nesses to the fatal accident, according to the report received here, although the other trainmen were near at hand at the time of the killing.
Conductor Chas. Freeman and Elmer Wilson, both of this city, were assigned the duty of carrying the news of the sad death of the husband to the wife and children here this afternoon. Later in the afternoon several of the local trainmen went to Perry to look after the body and have it properly taken care of there. It was not learned whether or not there would be an inquest held over the body at Perry.
                         [Big Question: Same Man?? Chas. and C. K. Freeman?]
Arkansas City Traveler, Thursday, February 9, 1922.
Last night at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Freeman, on North Third street, the employers of the Peoples store gave a dinner and party for the employees of the company. Nearly all the employees of the two stores of this concern were in atten­dance and the evening was a very enjoyable one for all concerned. This was the sixth annual affair of the kind for the Peoples store and on this occasion the employees were given their bonuses for the past year’s business. The dinner was served at seven o’clock and needless to say it was very elaborate, the menu being perfect, and was thoroughly enjoyed by all those in attendance.

The entertainment for the evening consisted of cards, music, and dancing. Following the hours taken up in the entertainment of the members of the party, the bonuses were presented by the proprietors.
Taken as a whole it was one of the nicest and most enjoyable of the business parties given in this city during the present season.
Following is the complete list of the employers and the employees of the Peoples store, all of whom were present at the party last night with the exception of J. H. Smith and H. S. Ford, who were unable to be there on account of sickness.
J. R. Smith and C. K. Freeman, owners and manager of the store.
Grocery department—J. H. Smith, manager; M. M. Ellis, Geo. Steckman, Oscar Burton, Alfred Moffitt, Ralph Marshall, Edward Lamb.
Meat market—Dan DeSelman [NOT SURE OF LAST NAME!]
Ware room—E. W. Wright.
Mrs. H. C. Small, in charge of phone exchange.
Dry goods department—Mrs. Ed Burns, Mrs. Frank White, Mrs. Pattison.
Ready to wear department—Miss Rose Freeman.
Shoe department—John Newton and J. W. Cinby.
Men’s clothing and furnishing department—C. K. Freeman, Thomas Piersel [or Piersol], _. S. Ford.
Office department—J. R. Smith, Mrs. Clifton, Miss Thwaiter Hyden, Miss Marion Lambert, Howard Smith.
Display and advertising manager—J. L. Russell.
Ruten Cummins, night watchman.
Store No. 2—In charge of Fred Carter, assisted by Mrs. Carter and Mrs. Williams.
        [Note: Some of these names might be incorrect. Very hard to read microfilm. MAW]
Arkansas City Traveler, Thursday, April 27, 1922.
The Hess Real Estate Co., Corner A and 5th Avenue.
C. A. Bahruth, Plumber, 101 North Summit St.
A. C. Houston Lumber Co., W. W. McAdam, Mgr., 214 North Summit.
                                   C. K. Freeman, remodeling house: $3,000.00
Arkansas City Traveler, Tuesday, May 2, 1922.
Confidence and faith in the future of Arkansas City is registered by a new investment company opened for business in Arkansas City this morning. It is the Savings Investment Co., and has its office temporarily with the Schwartz Electric Co., at 304 South Summit street.

The Savings Investment Co. is strictly an Arkansas City company. It is made up of fifty local capitalists and has a subscribed capital stock of $10,000. The stockholders held a meeting at the law office of W. L. Cunningham last night and elected the following officers: V. E. Creighton, president; W. K. Mann, vice-president; R. L. Rhoads, secretary and treasurer. Its business will be to buy and sell real estate and make loans on chattels, real estate, and farms. V. E. Creighton is in charge of the office. The directors of the company are: C. K. Freeman, V. E. Creighton, W. K. Mann, W. W. Brown, M. G. Kantzer, Dr. V. L. Overstreet.
An application for a Kansas charter has already been applied for and will be received in a few days. As the company grows, the capital stock will be increased.
Arkansas City Traveler, Monday, May 29, 1922.
                                           PROTEST BY SOME GROCERS.
Some of the grocery men were present to protest with refer­ence to the People’s Store market recently established outside the building and occupying a space four feet by about 60 feet on the sidewalk next to the property line of their store building.
John W. Higgins of the Co-Operative Grocery, stated if the People’s store was going to be allowed to maintain such a market on the sidewalk, then the same privileges should be extended to the other grocerymen of the city. The commissioners stated it was in direct violation of the city ordinance and they thought Mr. Freeman, the store manager, would voluntarily remove the market stand when his attention was directed to this matter. They promised to speak to him about it, with a view to getting the desired result without having to take formal action in the matter.


                                                      F. Freeman. Winfield.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, June 14, 1922.
Winfield, June 14.—Trial of James Stiff on a charge of buying stolen liberty bonds, began in district court Monday afternoon. It had taken until three o’clock to obtain a jury. At that hour S. M. Brewster, former attorney general of Kansas, began the opening statement for the prosecution. He reviewed the story of the robbery of the banks at Benton and Bartlett, Kansas, by members of the Majors gang in August, 1919, and traced the bonds stolen in those robberies to New York, where they were sold, it is alleged, by James Stiff and Bruce Emory.
Stiff was arraigned on this charge at the November 1920 term of the district court, but when the county attorney stated to make the statement to the jury, reading the charge from the information, it was discovered that it had not been alleged that the purchase of the bonds took place in Cowley County. The case was immediately dismissed and a new information filed. But it was too late for trial at that term. Emory was tried then, resulting in a hung jury. He was tried again last December and was convicted.
When the Stiff case was called this morning, Stiff’s counsel moved to quash the information on the ground that Stiff had been already once in jeopardy. Judge Fuller overruled the motion, saying he had been no more in jeopardy than he would have been had the trial gone on and a hung jury resulted.
The jury which is trying Stiff consists of F. Freeman, Winfield; David Frazier, Burden; J. D. Atkins, Arkansas City; W. R. Gann, Winfield; G. E. Darr, Burden; L. H. Creamer, Winfield; J. W. Holloway, Salem; H. E. Merris, Arkansas City; Robert Rrahood [?], Creswell; Swan Sandstrum, Dexter; Charles Wiles, Udall; C. H. Kukuk, Winfield.


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