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Leonard T. Harned

                                                          Omnia Township.
                                                       [He handled Sheep.]
Note: Leonard T. Harned appears to have been a brother of Elisha Harned of Omnia Township. At one time they joined together in handling hog shipments.
Later Leonard T. Harned got involved in handling sheep.
Omnia Township 1872: Elisha Harned, 23. No spouse listed.
Kansas 1875 Census Omnia Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name                     age sex color   Place/birth   Where from
Elisha Harned         25    m    w Kentucky         Kentucky
Omnia Township 1880: Elisha Harned, 30; spouse, E. F. Harned, 22.
Omnia Township 1880: Leonard Harned, 25; spouse, Kate, 18.
Post Office address for both: Baltimore.
Omnia Township 1882: Elisha Harned, 32; spouse, Catharine (?), age not given.
Omnia Township 1882: Leonard Harned, 27; spouse, Emma, 23.
Post Office address for both: Baltimore.
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Winfield Courier, January 27, 1876.
The undersigned, residents of Cowley County, cordially unite in inviting the citizens of said county to meet in mass meeting at Winfield, on Saturday at 2 P. M., February 5th, to take such action as shall seem advisable upon consultation to secure the construction of a railroad into Cowley County. We desire each paper in said county to publish this call, and we hope that every township will be fully represented at said meeting. Dated January 25, 1876.
OMNIA TOWNSHIP: Elisha Harned.
Winfield Courier, September 28, 1876. Editorial Page.
The committee on credentials reported the following as delegates.
Omnia Township: Elisha Harned, John Smiley.
Winfield Courier, March 28, 1878.
Mr. Elisha Harned has just completed a stone fence around a forty acre tract, making the finest pasture in the north part of the county.
Leonard T. Harned...
Winfield Courier, April 11, 1878.
Marriage Licenses. Leonard T. Harned to Katie Wingert.
Winfield Courier, April 25, 1878.
MARRIED. Mr. Leonard Harned and Miss Katie Wingert were married Sunday, the 6th inst., at the residence of the bride’s parents, Rev. R. S. Thompson officiating. The young couple receive the hearty congratulations of their many friends around Baltimore, and we hope they will live happily and as long as Methuselah did.
Both Leonard and Elisa Harned raised and sold hogs at this time...

Winfield Courier, July 4, 1878.
Messrs. L. and E. Harned and John Wingert went to Wichita this week with hogs. The Harned Brothers have got in considerable corn this season, and have got as nice a pasture for hogs as there is in the county.
Elisha Harned...
Winfield Courier, August 8, 1878.
E. Harned is building a granary; G. Crow a granary, Mr. Jenkins a bind, and Wm. Gilliard a large box for wheat. X. Y. CAESAR.
Winfield Courier, October 17, 1878.
OMNIA TOWNSHIP, Oct. 13, 1878. Since my last, everything has transpired: county convention, district convention, Democratic convention, and National Greenback Labor party convention, and still we live. On Wednesday night of last week the voters of Omnia Township met at Baltimore to perfect the organization of a greenback club and send delegates to the N. G. L. “pow-wow,” held in your city on the 12th, and although it was reported that a club of 15 members had been organized the Saturday night before and the house was well filled on the said last Wednesday night, not a single man could be found in the entire assembly that would acknowledge any connection with the said N. G. L. club at Baltimore, and consequently Omnia could not be legally represented in the Winfield show. However, the people resolved themselves into a meeting and although not in strict accordance with the original programme, listened to genuine Democrat speeches from E. Harned and R. W. Pester, and Republican speeches from J. C. Stratton and E. A. Henthorn, and I will say they differed very little on the all important issue of the day, to-wit: finance. Next Saturday at 3 o’clock p.m., the voters of Omnia Township, regardless of former political associations, will meet at Baltimore for the purpose of nominating township officers. ALEXANDER.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 12, 1879. - Front Page.
Corn looks very well, although a good rain would not hurt it. The chinch bugs are in most of the wheat, and to some pieces are doing considerable damage. Harvesting will be in full blast in another week. Elisha Harned will begin cutting his wheat today. Several of the young people of this part are having the ague. Miss Mary Jackson and Mr. Frank Smith were bitten by rattlesnakes last week, but both are convalescing. Baltimore can again boast of a Sunday school: J. C. Stratton, superintendent.
Leonard T. Harned purchases sheep from Mr. Parks...
Winfield Courier, August 26, 1880.
It is reported that L. T. Harned has purchased three hundred head of sheep from Mr. Parks. Messrs. Strother and Woolsey have purchased five hundred head.
Winfield Courier, September 16, 1880.

A brother of Elisha and Leonard Harned, from Kentucky, is making them a visit. Of course, he is well pleased with Kansas, regardless of the parched condition of the country.
Winfield Courier, February 10, 1881.
There will be a discussion at this place on the night of the 23rd inst. between E. Harned and L. A. Daniels. Question: Resolved, That the Bible is the inspired work of God. Julius.
Winfield Courier, March 17, 1881.
There was a discussion between E. Harned and L. A. Daniels on the subject, “Resolved, that the bible is the inspired word of God.” Harned rather got away with him, as he had the affirmative of the question. GLEANER.
Leonard Harned...
Winfield Courier, April 14, 1881.
Mr. Leonard Harned has the finest flock of sheep in the country. He has 300 and keeps them through the winter without losing a sheep.
Winfield Courier, May 19, 1881.
Mr. Leonard Harned is the happiest man in the country. It is a ten pound boy.
Winfield Courier, June 9, 1881.
Mr. Leonard Harned, of Omnia, purchased last fall 200 head of sheep for which he paid $1,590. He now has 306 lambs from the flock for which he is offered $1,000 at weaning time, and has yet to realize from the wool. This is what we call doing well.
Winfield Courier, February 2, 1882.
Mr. L. Harned is home again from a visit to his old house in Kentucky. Mr. Harned has the finest flock of sheep in this part of the county.
Lisk Harned? This might be the third brother [hogs and cattle]...
Winfield Courier, December 28, 1882.
Mr. Lisk Harned a few days ago sold $500 worth of hogs and cattle to a Mr. Casberry.
Elisha Harned...
Winfield Courier, January 17, 1884.
Strayed. One Brown mare pony, 3 years old, has white face and four white feet, branded with circle on the right jaw and the figure 7 on the right thigh. Broke loose five miles north of Burden on Thursday, January 10. I will pay $5.00 for its recovery. Address, E. Harned, Baltimore, Kansas.
Winfield Courier, February 21, 1884.
Among other proceedings the following claims were allowed the Judges and Clerks of the February 5th 1884 election...paid from $2.00 to $6.00.
OMNIA TOWNSHIP. Judges: J. A. Lee, L. S. Cogswell, Elisha Harned.
Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.

A few of the faithful Democrats met in conclave last Saturday and elected as delegates to the state convention C. G. Thompson, D. Cole, R. Hite, E. Harned, T. McIntire, S. L. Gilbert, and Dr. Vawter. They meet in Topeka today (Wednesday) to re-nominate G. W. Glick.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 8, 1885.
The Democrats of Cowley County met at the Courthouse Saturday to go through the same old farce of nominating a county ticket to be easily defeated by the Republicans: a sequel inevitable in grand old Republican Cowley. About fifty delegates were present, with a small audience of visitors. J. L. Andrews, of Maple City, was chosen chairman and Ed Gage secretary. Everything was as tranquil as a May morning. The office went round hunting its man, as usual in Democratic conventions in Cowley. Nobody could smell meat, and didn’t care to sacrifice themselves on the party altar. The convention was exceedingly tame—no opposition whatever.
The Democratic County Central Committee for the coming year stands as follows.
Omnia: E. Harned.
Leonard T. Harned...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 21, 1886.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
Leonard T Harned et ux to Sarah F Kidwell, w hf se qr 27-30-6e, 80 acres: $1,200.




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