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Vincent Hawkins Family

                                                            Arkansas City.

Kansas 1875 Census Creswell Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name                           age sex color          Place/birth Where from
Vincent Hawkins          48    m    w             Kentucky               Iowa
Mary A. Hawkins         44     f     w                  Tennessee              Iowa
Mary E. Hawkins         19     f     w                  Iowa                      Iowa
Kate Hawkins              17     f     w                  Iowa                      Iowa
           [Note: Mary E. Hawkins married James L. Huey, Arkansas City Leader.]
                 [Note: Kate Hawkins married Fred Farrar, Arkansas City Leader.]
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Winfield Courier, January 21, 1875.
Miss Hawkins and Mr. and Mrs. Baker of Arkansas City have been stopping with Mr. Deming of the Lagonda House for the past few days.
Cowley County Democrat, May 18, 1876.
Miss Kate Hawkins of Arkansas City is visiting her sister, Mrs. James L. Huey, of this city.
Winfield Courier, September 7, 1876.
                                                           Normal School.
The following are the names of teachers attending the Normal School at this place.
From Arkansas City: Xina Cowley; Anna O. Wright; Kate Hawkins; Stella Burnett; Adelia DeMott; Georgiana Christian; Laura E. Turner; Lizzie Landis; Jefferson Bowen.
Winfield Courier, October 5, 1876.
The following is a list of the teachers attending the Normal Institute, who secured certificates at the examination: Second grade certificates being valid six months, first grade one year, “A” grade two years.
SECOND GRADE: Emery J. Johnson, J. H. Edwards, Wm. E. Ketcham, J. C. Armstrong, Oscar J. Holroyd, O. J. Record, T. B. Kidney, Porter Wilson, R. R. Corson, M. L. Smith, J. T. Tarbet, Charles H. Eagin, E. W. Snow, M. D. Snow, Byron A. Snow, C. W. Dover, George Lee, J. K. Beckner, Frank A. Chapin, J. M. Hawthorn, T. P. Stevenson, W. E. Meredith, Mrs. Belle Seibert, Mrs. A. R. Hauser, Miss Fannie Skinner, Miss Sarah E. Davis, Miss Stella Burnett, Miss Laura Turner, Miss Anna O. Wright, Mis Veva Walton, Miss Georgia Christian, Miss Gertrude Davis, Miss Adelia DeMott, Miss Lizzie Conklin, Miss Sallie Rea, Miss M. J. Huff, Miss M. E. Lynn, Miss C. A. Winslow, Miss Lusetta Pyburn, Miss Helen Wright, Miss Anna Buck, Miss Mary E. Buck, Miss Kate L. Ward, Miss Emma Saint, Miss Mina C. Johnson, Miss Maggie Stansberry, Miss Kate Gilleland, Miss Rachel E. Nauman, Miss Kate Fitzgerald, Miss Mary I. Byard, Miss Jos. Roberts, Miss Lizzie Landis, Miss Amy Robertson, Miss Kate T. Hawkins, Miss Anna Mark, Miss Lucy Pedell, Miss Sarah Hollingsworth.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 16, 1876.

MR. HAWKINS met with a serious accident last Friday, while gathering firewood down in the timber, with Messrs. Bird and Hyskell. Mr. Hawkins was standing on the load and driving through the weeds, when he perceived a log lying in front of the wagon, but drove over it. As the back wheels struck the log, the shock threw Mr. Hawkins forward on the single trees, which frightened the horses considerably, and caused quite a commotion for a time. Though no bones were broken, Mr. Hawkins was badly bruised about the limbs and thighs and suffered severe contusion of the head. He was carried home, and at last accounts, was doing as well as could be expected.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 27, 1876.
The following teachers were in attendance at the examination held at Winfield, Friday and Saturday, September 15 and 16, 1876.
ARKANSAS CITY. Lizzie Landis, Laura E. Turner, Kate T. Hawkins, Adelia DeMott, Fannie Skinner, Frank A. Chapin, Xina Cowles, H. M. Bacon, Stella Burnett, Anna O. Wright, J. M. Hawthorne, Georgia Christian, Jefferson Bowen, Mrs. A. R. Hauser.            Arkansas City Traveler, October 4, 1876.
List of those receiving certificates at the examination held at Winfield, September 15 and 16, 1876.
“2nd” Grades: Emery I. Johnson, J. H. Edwards, Wm. E. Ketchum, J. C. Armstrong, Oscar J. Holroyd, C. I. Record, T. B. Kidney, Porter Wilson, R. B. Carson, M. L. Smith, J. T. Tarbet, Charles H. Eagin, E. W. Snow, M. D. Snow, Byron A. Snow, C. W. Dover, George Lee, J. K. Beckner, Frank A. Chapin, J. M. Haw­thorne, T. P. Stevenson, Mrs. Bell Seibert, Mrs. A. R. Hauser, Fannie Skinner, Sarah Hollingsworth, Sarah E. Davis, Stella Burnett, Laura Turner, Anna O. Wright, Veva Walton, Georgia Christian, Gertrude Davis, Adelia DeMott, Lizzie Conklin, Sallie Rea, Miss M. J. Huff, Miss M. E. Lynn, Miss C. A. Winslow, Lusetta Pyburn, Helen Wright, Anna Buck, Mary E. Buck, Ludy Pedell, Kate L. Ward, Emma Saint, Mina C. Johnson, Maggie Stansbury, Kate Gilliland, Rachel E. Nawman, Kate Fitzgerald, Mary I. Byard, W. E. Merydith, Ioa Roberts, Lizzie Landis, Amy Robertson, Kate T. Hawkins, Anna Mark.
“A” grades are valid two years, “1st” grades one year, and “2nd” grades six months. There were four “A” grades, three “1st” grades, and fifty-seven “2nd” grades.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 13, 1876.
                                                NEW ENGLAND KITCHEN.
Mrs. Mary Baker, Mrs. L. C. Norton, Mrs. I. H. Bonsall, Miss M. Houghton, Mr. T. H. McLaughlin, O. P. Houghton, Miss Bowers, Kate Hawkins, Miss Lizzie Ela, J. H. Sherburne, T. R. Houghton, Mr. Ela, J. C. Topliff.
                                                       TEA AND COFFEE.
Mrs. J. Alexander, Mrs. V. Hawkins.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 17, 1877.
MR. V. HAWKINS has his new house almost completed.
Excerpt from lengthy article...
                                   A JOURNEY TO THE INDIAN COUNTRY.

                     Fort Sill, Wichita, Cheyenne, Kiowa, and Cheyenne Agencies.
Wednesday, Jan. 24th, in company with Joseph H. Sherburne, we left Arkansas City at about noon and started for Fort Sill, in a light spring wagon; behind the team that so nearly caused the death of Mr. Hawkins, intending to reach Caldwell before sundown.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 15, 1877.
The following are the teachers attending the Cowley County Normal.
Arkansas City. Misses Lizzie Landis, Mattie F. Mitchell, Ella Grimes, Albertine Maxwell, Belle Birdzell, Flora Finley, Kate Hawkins, Stella Burnett, Mary A. Pickett, Tillie Kennedy, Anna O. Wright; Messrs. B. F. Maricle, E. R. Thompson, J. F. Hess.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 12, 1877.
The following persons were qualified to teach in Cowley County at the last examination.
                                                        ARKANSAS CITY.
GRADE II: Misses Annie O. Wright, Albertine Maxwell, Tillie Kennedy, Dora Winslow, Kate Hawkins, Mary Pickett, Mr. C. C. Holland, B. F. Maricle, J. F. Hess, C. L. Swarts, N. N. Winton.
Winfield Courier, September 13, 1877.
                                                        The Normal Institute.
The following is a list of teachers who received certificates at the examination.
Arkansas City. Grade 2. Misses Annie O. Wright, Albertine Maxwell, Lillie Kennedy, Dora Winslow, Kate Hawkins, Mary Pickett, Messrs. C. C. Holland, B. F. Maricle, J. F. Hess, C. L. Swarts, N. N. Winton.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 3, 1877.
Miss Kate Hawkins is the teacher at the Baldwin schoolhouse.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 31, 1877.
The following committees have been chosen by the Ladies’ Sewing Society for their Thanksgiving Festival.
                                                          SUPPER TABLE.
Mrs. S. B. Fleming, Mrs. V. Hawkins, Mrs. E. Parker, Mrs. E. Weatherholt, Mrs. L. C. Norton, Mrs. Dr. Shepard, Mrs. DeMott, Mrs. S. Pepper, Mrs. J. L. Huey, Mrs. I. H. Bonsall.
                                                     WAITERS ON TABLE.
W. D. Mowry, J. C. Topliff, J. Sherburne, W. Stewart, Dr. Williams, Miss Pickett, Kate Hawkins, Angie Mantor, Dora Dixon, Mowry Bowers.
Winfield Courier, December 13, 1877.
                                                TEACHER’S DIRECTORY.
                                      Miss Kate Hawkins, Dist. No. 33, Ark. City.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 16, 1878.
Our boys set a trap the other day for a coyote, and when they came to look, found a wild cat. So they tried again, and next time got a catamount, 4 feet long. It seems to be the same as the panther of the east (or as some called them—painters.) They are a savage creature indeed. So now the wish is among the boys: more traps.
Miss Hawkins’ school is giving good satisfaction, and the young ideas are learning to shoot at a mark. SCRIBELER.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 26, 1879.
Thanks to Mrs. Hawkins for a bushel of the finest Irish potatoes we have yet seen in Cowley County. They were raised on Maj. Hawkins’ farm near Newman’s mill on the Walnut, and will favorably compare with the best that are grown in any latitude.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, December 10, 1879.
COMMITTEE ON ARRANGEMENTS: Mrs. N. B. Hughes, Mrs. Huey, Mrs. A. A. Newman, Mrs. McClung, Mrs. James Benedict.
DECORATING TREE: Mr. and Mrs. Bonsall, Mr. and Mrs. Scott, Miss Eva Swarts, Hattie Houghton, Flora Finley, Angie Mantor, Ella Grimes, Mattie Mitchell, Kate Hawkins, Alma Dixon, Blanche Marshall, Emma Hunt, Susie Hunt, Mr. B. Matlack, F. Farrar, W. Gooch, Mr. Rose, G. Howard, B. Maxwell, W. D. Mowry, F. Hutchison, E. LeClare, L. Norton, Mr. B. Parker, C. McIntire.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 4, 1880.
                                                            Wedding Bells.
GOOCH - HOUGHTON. Married on Wednesday evening, February 4th, at the First Presbyterian Church in Arkansas City, Mr. Wyatt Gooch and Miss Hattie Houghton, by Rev. McClung.
                                         Mr. and Mrs. Huey, willow work basket.
                                                 Miss Kate Hawkins, toilet mat.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 4, 1880.
J. L. Huey and wife, and Miss Kate Hawkins propose to attend the marriage ceremony of Miss May Deming at Wichita next Tuesday.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 15, 1880.
                                                      CHRISTMAS TIME.
The names of the various committees having in charge the Christmas tree festivities to be held at the Presbyterian church, were handed in last week, but were unavoidably crowded out, and are presented in this issue, as follows.
Committee on Receiving Presents: Misses Clara Finley, Alma Dixon, Kate Hawkins, May Roland, May Benedict, Lizzie Guthrie, Mary Thomas, and Messrs. F. W. Farrar, C. M. Swarts, Dr. Vawter, Robert Maxwell.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 7, 1881.
A dance was held at the Central Avenue Hotel last Friday evening in honor of Miss Julia Deming, of Wichita, who is now in the city, a guest of Miss Mattie Mitchell. Among the happy throng we noticed the following ladies and gentlemen.
Misses Julia Deming, Mattie Mitchell, Kate Hawkins, Lucy Walton, Mary Parker, Belle Cassell, Lizzie Wyckoff, Susey Hunt, Alma Dixon, Lilly Chamberlain, Ella Bowers, ____ Wouzo, Effie Tate, Mrs. R. A. Houghton, Mrs. C. R. Sipes, Messrs. S. D. Longsdorff, W. Cline, R. P. Hutchins, Chas. Hutchins, C. Swarts, ____ Ellis, A. H. Fitch, M. B. Vawter, C. C. France, C. Holland, C. M. Swarts, Chas. Swarts, C. R. Sipes, R. A. Houghton, J. Vawter, Ollie Stevenson, F. Farrar, and J. Kroenert, who merrily chased old Father Time till past the midnight hour.

Arkansas City Traveler, September 14, 1881.
The farewell party, given by Miss Lillie Chamberlain at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Schiffbauer, on Tuesday evening of last week, was one of the grandest events of the season. The full moon shown down like an immense headlight, viewing apparently, with the many Chinese lanterns that were pendant from the surrounding trees, making the scene resemble that of fairy land rather than reality.
The following ladies and gentlemen participated.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Schiffbauer, Mr. and Mrs. James L. Huey, Mr. and Mrs. Mead, Mr. and Mrs. S. Matlack, Mr. and Mrs. Harry P. Farrar, Mr. and Mrs. Capt. O. Ingersoll, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Houghton, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph H. Sherburne, Mr. and Mrs. Wyard E. Gooch, Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Grubbs, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Speers, Mr. and Mrs. James E. Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Benedict, Mr. and Mrs. James Benedict, Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Schiffbauer, Mrs. James Wilson, Mrs. Alexander, Mrs. C. R. Sipes.
                                                             THE MISSES.
Mary Parker, Susie L. Hunt, Anna Belle Cassell, Lizzie Wyckoff, Mattie F. Mitchell, Julia Deming, Lucy Walton, May Benedict, Kathleen Hawkins, Annie Norton, Grace Gardner, Mabel Ayres.
                                                            THE MESSRS.
M. B. Vawter, Dr. Jamison Vawter, J. D. C. O’Grady, C. L. Swarts, Charles M. Swarts, Fred W. Farrar, Joseph D. Houston, John Kroenert, Charles U. France, Showman D. Longsdorff, James C. Topliff, William D. Mowry, Cyrus M. Scott.
        Marriage of Kate T. Hawkins to Fred W. Farrar, Arkansas City, Announced.
Winfield Courier, November 17, 1881.
We learn that Mr. Fred Farrar and Miss Hawkins, of Arkansas City, are to be married soon. Fred is one of Cowley’s best businessmen, and the bride one of her fairest daughters. They will launch out on the sea of matrimony with the best wishes of a very large circle of friends.
Cowley County Courant, November 17, 1881.
The following marriage licenses have been issued from the Probate Judge’s office since our last report.
                                         Fred W. Farrar to T. K. [Kate] Hawkins.
Winfield Courier, May 4, 1882.
The district court has been grinding along slowly this week. The jury in the Causey trial returned a verdict of assault and battery and Causey was fined $100, and costs. The case against Dr. Fleming for unlawfully selling liquor was nullified. In the case against him for unlawfully prescribing, the court instructed the jury to bring in a verdict of “not guilty.” A new lot of special jurors were drawn. The following are the gentlemen selected: Justice Fisher, H. S. Buckner, John Bowen, A. Hurst, J. W. Hiatt, A. Balwin, [Baldwin?], C. S. Weatherholt, John Crap, Calvin Sturm, Daniel Campbell, Isaac Schurtz, R. W. Stephens, C. F. Harper, J. B. Tucker, M. A. Graham, A. V. Carvin, A. J. Walk, David G. Lewis, Levi Wymer, David Meriden, D. S. Sherrard, V. Hawkins, and Chas. C. Smith.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 26, 1882.

We received a sample of Egyptian wheat grown on the farm of V. Hawkins last week. It is a peculiar looking grain, but yields enormously.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 6, 1882.
Mrs. V. Hawkins left our city last Monday for Iowa, whither she goes upon a visit to her sister, Mrs. McKnight, who intends leaving that State for Florida in the course of a few weeks.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 14, 1883.
The home of Mr. Hawkins fairly rang with laughter during the three days’ visit of Mrs. Huey, Mrs. Hinchins, and Mrs. Fred Farrar. JETTA JAY.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 2, 1883.
Sick List: Mr. Guyer, Mrs. Hawkins, and Alvan Sankey.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 30, 1883.
Mr. V. Hawkins, one of the TRAVELER’s staunchest friends, was in the city last week and tendered his respects in a manner that gladdened the heart of ye editor.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 16, 1884.
Mr. Vincent Hawkins has sold his farm east of the Walnut to an Iowa party, and will hereafter be numbered among the throng claiming citizenship in the canal city.
Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884.
Mr. P. M. Bradley, who came from Siam, Iowa, about two weeks ago and bought V. Hawkins’s farm, lying about two miles northeast of this city, called in to see us Thursday and gave us the names of ten of his friends in Iowa and Missouri, who anticipate coming here, to whom he requested us to send copies of THE REPUBLICAN. Mr. Bradley expresses himself as perfectly satisfied with his new home, and his pleasant countenance shows that he is conscientious in saying so. He ought to be satisfied for he has one of the most productive and best improved farms in the country, and which, by the way land is now advancing in value, will soon be worth double what he paid for it. He has on his farm several hundred peach trees, and he now has fine prospects for an abundant crop of fruit.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 9, 1884.
The family of Vincent Hawkins had a pleasant reunion on the Fourth, at his farm, northwest of town, there being present J. L. Huey and wife, F. W. Farrar and wife, F. J. Hess, and R. C. Hess. In the evening quite an elaborate display of fireworks rounded up a day of perfect enjoyment, free from the heat and discomfort of a more public celebration.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 13, 1884.
                                                  CRUSHED BY THE CARS.
                                            Distressing Accident on the Santa Fe.

A most horrible accident occurred yesterday noon, as the Santa Fe express was nearing this city, resulting in the instant death of a man, who has but lately come to this county. He had walked out to the rear platform of the first coach, just after the whistle sounded, and was standing there looking at the surrounding country, when his hat blew off. Thinking the train had slacked up sufficiently, he jumped off after his hat, but his coat catching in some way, the unfortunate man was thrown violently to the ground, the car wheel striking him just over and behind the left ear. Death was instantaneous, the entire back part of his head being crushed open. A crowd soon gathered but could do nothing beyond lifting the poor man out of the mass of blood and brains, scattered about him, and cover him from the burning rays of the noonday sun.
Investigation proves that the dead man is Ed. Bradley, son of P. M. Bradley, who recently purchased the Hawkins farm east of the Walnut. The Bradleys came here last spring from Iowa, and have cattle interests in the western part of Kansas, where it is supposed the dead man had been on a visit. A postal card was found on the deceased directed to “Ed. Bradley, Arkansas City,” from Barber County, Kansas, and signed by one Ben Lasswell.
Deceased was a man apparently 25 years old, about five feet ten inches in height, with dark hair and moustache. He leaves a wife and child, who have the sympathy of all in their terrible affliction.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 7, 1885.
J. D. Bradley and wife, of Texas, and Mrs. P. M. Bradley, whose husband recently bought the V. Hawkins’ farm east of the Walnut, called on us Saturday night, to see the inner workings of the office. We would be glad to welcome more of our friends.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 18, 1886.
                                                          Fancy Stock Farm.
Mr. Samuel Newell’s annual circular for the present year is out, a copy of which lies on our table. He is owner of the Hawkswood stock farm, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, which is devoted to the breeding of thoroughbred registered short horn and Jersey cattle, pure South Down sheep, Indian ponies, swine and poultry, all of the best breeds. The circular gives a list of the choicest short horns and Jerseys.
Of Indian ponies he says:
“The breeding of this class of horses may be regarded as a “new departure” in New England farming. The proprietor first became acquainted with the Indian pony while on a trip to California five years ago, has had one at his farm for the use of his family as a saddle pony, and has had frequent opportunity to study their habits and character during frequent visits to the Indian Territory and Southern Kansas since 1881.
“The present season he has received a car load of the choicest ponies to be found in the Indian country, where they were bred. They are free from brands or blemishes, and were selected by Vincent Hawkins of Arkansas City, Kansas, a well-known horseman who has lived on the frontier many years. Several have already been sold to well-known New York gentlemen, and they give great satisfaction.
“These ponies are easily kept, tractable, and great pets, and in many respects are the best horses under the saddle for children and grown persons, for driving singly in village carts and pony phaetons or in pairs.”
Mr. Newell is well known to our citizens as president of the Arkansas City Bank, which business connection induces his frequent visits here. Money changers, as a class, are not popular with their fellow citizens, and they are not promised the best treatment in the world to come. But this gentleman is wise in his generation, and makes atonement for his sins as a plutocrat, by devoting himself to an industry which ranks among the most useful in the country.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, June 26, 1886. From Wednesday’s Daily.

V. Hawkins, accompanied by his grandson, Barrett Huey, left this afternoon on the Frisco with a carload of ponies for Massachusetts. Mr. Hawkins will trade the ponies for Jersey cows and bring them to this community.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 10, 1886. From Tuesday’s Daily.
Saturday, the 3rd, a pleasure party composed of J. L. Huey and family, Dr. J. A. Chapel and wife, Wm. Henderson and wife, F. J. Hess and wife, Dr. J. A. Mitchell and wife, and F. W. Farrar, wife and baby, went out to the home of Mr. and Mrs. V. Hawkins, where the day was most pleasantly spent.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 31, 1886. From Monday’s Daily.
The Y. M. C. A., will give a Water Melon social, Tuesday evening, July 27, at the residence of Vincent Hawkins in the northwest part of town. A free bus will run from the Y. M. C. A. rooms to the grounds every half hour, after 7 o’clock. All are invited. Come and get acquainted and enjoy yourselves. Strangers especially invited.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 14, 1886. From Monday’s Daily.
This afternoon Mrs. J. L. Huey, accompanied by her mother, Mrs. V. Hawkins, left for Iowa, where they went to meet Mr. Huey.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 22, 1887. From Friday’s Daily.
J. L. Huey left last evening for New York, where he went in the interest of the Arkansas City Bank. V. Hawkins accompanied him to Illinois, where he went to visit a brother whom he had not seen for 30 years.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, March 5, 1887. From Tuesday’s Daily.
                                                        Real Estate Transfers.
                  V. Hawkins, four acres northeast of city to a Chicago syndicate: $8,000.
Arkansas City Traveler, Friday, July 14, 1922.
Hawkins Huey, proprietor of the Huey Lumber Co., has pur­chased a building site on North B street and Vine avenue. He will have a two story, nine room home constructed there, com­pletely modern in every respect. Mr. Huey and family recently moved to Arkansas City from Chicago and he has launched upon the lumber business here. However, Mr. Huey is an old Arkansas City boy, having been reared in this city, and lived here for a long time before he moved away. He has a large number of friends in this city.


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