Silverdale Township, Indian Territory, and Geuda Springs.
Farmer and Cattleman.
George B. Green was a most interesting person. He was one of the earliest settlers in Cowley County, settling in Silverdale Township in December 1869.
Silverdale Township 1874: George B. Green, 39. No spouse listed.
Kansas 1875 Census, Silverdale Township, Cowley County, 3/1/1875.
Name age sex color Place/birth Where from
G. B. Green 40 m w Virginia Nebraska
S. Green 25 f w Illinois Missouri
O. Green 1 f w Kansas
Silverdale Township 1878: George B. Green. No spouse listed.
FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
[MASS CONVENTION OF THE SUPPORTERS OF GREELEY AND BROWN.]
Winfield Messenger, September 6, 1872.
Meeting organized by the selection of R. B. Saffold for chairman, and A. Walton as secretary. Mr. Saffold made an interesting speech in favor of the Cincinnati Platform and the nominees; Mr. Jackson made a motion that a committee of five be appointed on organization, seconded and carried; also moved that a committee of five be appointed on resolutions; carried.
Recommended by T. A. Blanchard, Chairman, that a Central Committee be elected, consisting of two members from each township, and that they be requested to meet at Winfield, Saturday, the 9th day of September, 1872, for the purpose of organization of said Committee and apportioning to each township its number of delegates for a County Convention Sept. 18, named as the day for a Greeley Mass meeting at Winfield.
A. A. Jackson, Secretary.
CENTRAL COMMITTEE APPOINTED: DIFFERENT TOWNSHIPS.
SILVER DALE: S. C. WINTON, GEORGE B. GREEN.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 6, 1873.
WILEY - DIGGINS. Married at the residence of Geo. B. Green in Silverdale Township, on the 2nd day of November, 1873, by Elder Joshua Jones, Mr. Amos A. Wiley to Miss Ellen E. Diggins. All of Cowley County.
[CARD FROM JOHN DEVORE - EX-COUNTY TREASURER.]
Winfield Courier, March 6, 1874
TO THE EDITOR OF THE COURIER:
Sir: Feeling that an explanation is due to the public and to myself, concerning the management of the affairs of the office of County Treasurer of Cowley County during the years 1870, 1871, and 1872, I desire to make the following statement.
In the spring of 1870, I was elected to the office of Treasurer of Cowley County, and held said office until the next January, by virtue of said election. In the fall of 1870, Mr. G. B. Green, of Grouse Creek, was elected; but owing to some cause, he failed to qualify and take the office, consequently, I held the office until August, 1872.
At the time of my election, the office was of little consequence, and I could not afford to leave my farm to live at the county seat to attend to its duties. Having been for some time acquainted with Mr. J. P. Short, and having confidence in his ability and integrity, I appointed him my deputy as soon as there were any duties to perform in the office, and he held said appointment and attended to all the duties of said office until it was turned over to my successor, Mr. Kager.
I paid no attention to the office, never handled any of its money in any way or shape, never received a cent of profit, not even a fee (as I gave all the fees to Mr. Short to attend to the office) from first to last. But the office actually cost me my bond and stamp then required by law. Nor until last week, did I know that there was any irregularity in the accounts or books of said office. JOHN DEVORE.
Winfield, Kansas, March 5, 1874.
[COWLEY COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.]
Winfield Courier, September 2, 1875.
C. G. Bradbury, James Hensley, Henry Harbaugh, Benjamin Burnett, A. A. Chamberlain, L. D. Brown, J. C. Dale, J. D. Elliott, J. C. Chapman, James Perkins, R. R. Turner, G. B. Green, George Eaton, Oliver Miller, and Jessie L. King.
THE WINFIELD COURIER CENTENNIAL ISSUE.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 6, 1876.
July 6th, 1870, W. Q. Mansfield was appointed Deputy County Clerk; John Devore appointed J. P. Short Deputy Treasurer, and at the fall election Geo. B. Green was elected County Treasurer, but failed to give bond and qualify; consequently, John Devore held the office until July 2nd, 1872.
G. B. GREEN Nov. 8, 1870. Didn’t qualify.
E. B. KAGER Nov. 7, 1871. July 15, 1874.
E. B. KAGER Nov. 4, 1873. July 15, 1876.
Cowley County Democrat, May 18, 1876.
Geo. Green of Silver Dale, passed through town yesterday morning with one thousand bushels of wheat. He intends shipping it to the Chicago market.
Both A. H. Green and G. B. Green were on the committee noted below.
[FOURTH OF JULY PREPARATIONS.]
Winfield Courier, June 1, 1876.
Committee on Invitation: D. A. Millington, L. C. Harter, J. B. Lynn, C. A. Bliss, J. P. McMillen, H. S. Silver, A. H. Green, S. S. Majors, C. M. Scott, T. B. McIntire, R. C. Haywood, J. L. Abbott, John Blevins, T. R. Bryan, H. C. McDorman, Mc. D. Stapleton, S. M. Fall, J. Stalter, Wm. White, S. S. Moore, Jno. McGuire, H. P. Heath, J. O. Van Orsdal, G. B. Green, W. B. Skinner, J. W. Millspaugh.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 6, 1876.
G. B. GREEN is building a house 36 by 14 feet with an L, 14 by 20 feet, with main part 14 feet high, on Grouse Creek, estimated to cost nearly $1,000.
Juror: G. B. Green...
[COWLEY COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.]
Arkansas City Traveler, December 5, 1877.
WINFIELD, KAN., Dec. 3, 1877.
Friend Scott: I thought that a line from the capital would not be unacceptable to your suburban paper. Court is now in full blast, although there is but a light docket, only two criminal cases and 42 civil cases. One-fourth of them are in the hands of your town lawyers—C. R. Mitchell and James Christian. They are the only lawyers from a distance in attendance so far. The prospects are gloomy for a lively term, as it is now raining with little appearance of clearing off. Our streets are muddy, and travel to and from the courthouse is disagreeable. Very few persons in town from the country, so that altogether things look and feel gloomy. But your correspondent feels happy as all Christians should.
I send you a list of all the jurors for this term. Williams, the negro who stole Coryell’s horse, has been arraigned, and plead guilty; has not been sentenced yet. He seemed the best humored criminal I ever saw. When called up, he looked as smiling as if going to a frolic.
LIST OF JURORS. Wm. Butterfield, Chas. Roseberry, Add Smith, E. Baldwin, J. W. Ledlie,
Lafayette Baldwin, G. W. Bennett, G. B. Green, P. C. Clark, N. E. Newell, R. R. Longshore, Thos. Hart.
Note: Paper had “Greene.” I have corrected. He was now handling cattle...
Arkansas City Traveler, February 20, 1878.
G. B. GREEN brought his cattle up from Dean’s herd last week; Grass is green on the Salt Fork.
[COWLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS.]
Winfield Courier, January 24, 1878.
Jurors: W. Butterfield, $11.60; C. Roseberry, $10.40; A. Smith, $11; L. Baldwin, $14; G. W. Burnett, $10.40; G. B. Green, $11.60; N. E. Newell, $8.60; R. R. Longshore, $10.30; T. Hart, $10; E. Baldwin, $11.60; W. C. Lett, $4; A. J. Walck, $4; A. Walck, $4; L. P. Barnett, $2; J. Jones, $2.
Could this be George B. Green???...
Winfield Courier, March 14, 1878.
Item from the Wichita Beacon.
Mr. Green, from Cowley County, brought to this city, on Monday, eleven hogs of the Poland China breed, which averaged 511 pounds. They were eighteen months old. Three of them weighed seventeen hundred pounds.
Green moving his cattle to Indian Territory...
Arkansas City Traveler, March 26, 1879.
Mr. George Green, of Silver Dale, passed through town last Saturday on his way to the Territory. He is moving his cattle to summer range—says the grass is now good in the Territory.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1880.
Cattle in the Territory are dying at a great rate. Mr. Warren, of Grouse, we understand intends to ship what steers he now has on hand at once. Mr. Green, of Grouse, and the Dean Brothers have also lost heavily—over fifty head each.
[COWLEY COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.]
Arkansas City Traveler, May 4, 1881. Front Page.
CIVIL DOCKET. George B. Green vs. James Harden.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 26, 1881.
Messrs. I. D. Harkleroad and G. B. Green, of Silverdale, with six hands, started for Arkansas yesterday morning for the purpose of purchasing stock. They will be absent about three months and will probably return via the Oklahoma country.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 30, 1881.
Mr. G. B. Green has completed a very neat and commodious residence.
Interesting suit against George Green, cattleman...
Arkansas City Traveler, January 4, 1882.
The suit that was carried to the Supreme Court, in reference to taxing cattle in the Territory, was decided in favor of the cattle men. George Green owned and held cattle in Kansas on the first day of March and then drove and kept them in the Indian Territory for two years thereafter. The cattle were assessed during the three years, as Mr. Green still held his residence in Kansas. The court ruled that the cattle were subject to taxation for the first year, as they were in the State on the first day of March and the tax could be collected of him, but for the two years following, they were not legally taxable in Kansas. This has long been a vexed question, and having been decided, will put money in the pockets of the cattle men, yet deplete the treasury of the townships. It is expected that suits will now be instituted against the county and townships to recover taxes paid in years previous.
George B. Green: First building on Geuda Springs town site...
[SALT CITY, SUMNER COUNTY, CORRESPONDENT: “NO NAME.”]
Arkansas City Traveler, January 11, 1882.
George B. Green had the first building on Geuda Springs town site.
Not sure the G. B. Green mentioned in Maple City is George B. Green...
Arkansas City Traveler, September 12, 1883.
Recap of Notice by R. L. Walker, Register, Land Office at Wichita, re intent to make final proof in support of claim.
To be done before Grant Stafford, Notary Public, Winfield. Claimant: Jasper M. Cessna. Witnesses: G. B. Green, L. J. Darnell, E. D. Vroom, B. N. Vroom, all of Maple City.
[COWLEY COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.]
Winfield Courier, November 22, 1883.
Talisman: Geo. B. Green.
Winfield Courier, December 18, 1884.
The A. C. Democrat gets the following historical information from the first biennial report of the state board of agriculture. It will be read with interest by all identified with Cowley’s pioneer days.
Creswell Township, fall of 1869, by Henry Endicott Sr., and Larkin Moyers.
Dexter Township, January 6, 1870, by James Cloud and family.
Silverdale Township, December 1869, by George B. Green and Russell Damewood.
Tisdale Township, fall of 1870, John Phillips.
[ABSTRACT OF COUNTY AUDITOR’S REPORT.]
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 1, 1885.
G. B. Green, Witness Fee.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 5, 1885.
A two-day convention was held at Winfield, Kansas, on January 29-30, 1885, at which a decision was reached to form a Farmers’ Institute.
J. F. Martin was elected chairman; F. A. A. Williams, secretary; Dr. Perry, treasurer, and J. S. Baker and Mr. Foster, vice-presidents. At the afternoon session there was a very good attendance. A number of ladies and some farmers from distant parts of the county attended. Profs. Shelton and Fallyer and Supt. Thompson of the agricultural college were on hand as well as Mr. Heath of the Kansas Farmer. The exercises were opened by President Martin in a paper on forestry, which excited a good deal of interest and discussion. In the discussion Mr. Adams favored the improvement of school grounds by the planting of trees—suggesting that each child plant a tree. On Friday afternoon, January 30, 1885, the first business taken up was the formation of a permanent farmers’ organization for Cowley County. Mr. D. M. Adams moved that a committee of one from each township be appointed to perfect a plan of organization. Carried. It was also agreed that the present officers hold over until the final organization be effected. It was moved and seconded that sub-committees on organization be effected. It was moved and seconded that sub-committees on organization and plan of work be appointed. Carried. The chair named the following gentlemen on organization—Dr. Perry and F. A. A. Williams; and on plan of work—M. A. Markham and F. W. McClellan.
The full township committee was made up as follows: Bolton, Amos Walton; Beaver, F. H. Burton; Vernon, R. J. Yeoman; Ninnescah, L. Stout; Rock, S. P. Strong; Fairview, T. S. Green; Walnut, F. W. McClellan; Pleasant Valley, A. H. Broadwell; Silverdale, George B. Green; Tisdale, J. S. Baker; Winfield, Dr. Perry; Liberty, J. C. McCloy; Richland, D. C. Stevens; Omnia, W. R. Stolp; Silver Creek, John Stout; Harvey, R. S. Strother; Windsor, Samuel Fall; W. E. Merydith, Dexter; J. H. Service, Cedar; Mr. Mills, Otter; J. R. Smith, Sheridan; Mr. Fitzsimmons, Maple, Ed. Green, Creswell; and H. S. Libby, Spring Creek. This committee with the sub-committees and officers were requested to meet at the Courier office on Saturday, February 14th, at one o’clock P. M.
The chair named the following gentlemen on organization—Dr. Perry and F. A. A. Williams; and on plan of work—M. A. Markham and F. W. McClellan.
The full township committee was made up as follows.
Bolton, Amos Walton; Beaver, F. H. Burton; Vernon, R. J. Yeoman; Ninnescah, L. Stout; Rock, S. P. Strong; Fairview, T. S. Green; Walnut, F. W. McClellan; Pleasant Valley, A. H. Broadwell; Silverdale, George B. Green; Tisdale, J. S. Baker; Winfield, Dr. Perry; Liberty, J. C. McCloy; Richland, D. C. Stevens; Omnia, W. R. Stolp; Silver Creek, John Stout; Harvey, R. S. Strother; Windsor, Samuel Fall; Dexter, W. E. Merydith; Cedar, J. H. Service; Otter, Mr. Mills; Sheridan, J. R. Smith; Maple, Mr. Fitzsimmons; Creswell, Ed. Green; Spring Creek, H. S. Libby.
This committee with the sub-committees and officers were requested to meet at the Courier office on Saturday, February 14th, at one o’clock P. M.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 19, 1885.
Cowley’s Farmer’s Institute is now a permanency. A good number of our wide-awake farmers met at the COURIER office Saturday last with Mr. J. S. Baker, of Tisdale, in the chair and Mr. F. A. A. Williams, of Winfield, Secretary.
The following board of township directors was elected, conditioned on their becoming members of the organization.
Bolton, Amos Walton; Beaver, F. H. Burton; Vernon, R. J. Yeoman; Ninnescah, L. Stout; Rock, E. J. Wilber; Fairview, T. S. Green; Walnut, R. T. Thirsk; Pleasant Valley, A. H. Broadwell; Silverdale, George B. Green; Tisdale, J. S. Baker; Winfield, Dr. Perry; Liberty, J. C. McCloy; Richland, D. C. Stevens; Omnia, W. R. Stolp; Silver Creek, John Stout; Harvey, R. S. Strother; Windsor, Samuel Fall; Dexter, W. E. Merydith; Cedar, J. H. Service; Otter, Mr. Mills; Sheridan, J. R. Smith; Maple, Mr. Fitzsimmons, Creswell, Ed. Green; Spring Creek, H. S. Libby.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 21, 1885.
Farmers Co-operative Milling Exchange.
The directors of the Farmers Co-operative Milling Exchange met at the Windsor Hotel Wednesday evening. The meeting was called to order by the temporary president, and D. P. Marshall was chosen temporary Secretary. The roll of Directors was called, and the following persons answered to their names: H. Harbaugh, T. W. Gant, D. W. Ramage, John Myrtle, D. P. Marshall, A. V. Alexander, C. W. Jones, F. H. Brown, G. Greene [Geo. B. Green], and Ed Grady. After which the charter was read and approved. The constitution and by-laws were then read section by section and adopted as a whole.
On a motion the Secretary was instructed to have 500 copies of charter, constitution, and by-laws printed in pamphlet form. Also a copy of today’s proceedings published in the papers of this city, and in one of the papers at Winfield. The organization was then completed and the following officers elected: Henry Harbaugh, President; Ed. Grady, Vice President; D. P. Marshall, Secretary; John Myrtle, Treasurer; T. W. Gant, General Manager. It was decided to hold regular meetings the first Monday in each month. The meeting then adjourned to meet on February 25th. H. HARBAUGH, Pres.
D. P. MARSHALL, Secretary.
The following are the ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION.
FIRST. The name of the incorporation shall be “farmers co-operative milling exchange.”
SECOND. The purposes for which it is formed shall be the construction and operation of a flour mill for the purpose of doing an exchange and general milling business.
THIRD. The place of business of said corporation shall be at Arkansas City, and on the canal adjacent thereto in Cowley County, Kansas.
FOURTH. The term for which said corporation shall exist shall be ninety-nine years.
FIFTH. The number of directors of said corporation shall be thirteen and the names and residences are as follows: H. Harbaugh, Winfield; T. W. Gant, Arkansas City; D. W. Ramage, Arkansas City; John Myrtle, Arkansas City; C. F. Snyder, Arkansas City; D. P. Marshall, Arkansas City; A. V. Alexander, Arkansas City; C. W. Jones, Minneapolis, Minnesota; F. H. Brown, Constant; G. Greene [Geo. B. Green], Silverdale; Ed. Grady, Arkansas City; J. L. Andrews, Maple City.
SIXTH. The amount of capital stock of said corporation shall be $75,000 and shall be divided into 2,000 shares.
We, the undersigned, hereby subscribe our names to within articles of incorporation.
AMOS WALTON, D. P. MARSHALL, C. W. JONES, A. V. ALEXANDER, T. W. GANT.
Could the following have been a son or relative of George B. Green???
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 12, 1887. From Friday’s Daily.
D. C. Green was over from Silverdale township today. He tells us farmers are taking advantage of this fine weather and plowing for corn.
NOTE: There were no more items on George B. Green, cattleman and farmer, located at various places and residing at the last in Silverdale Township. MAW