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Earnest L. Hazard

                                                         Winfield, Kansas.
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Winfield Courier, June 27, 1878.
Read, Robinson, and wives to Ernest L. Hazard, lot 4, block 93, Winfield, $60.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 2, 1879.
The following is a list of new buildings erected in the city of Winfield since January 1, 1878, with the name of owner and cost of building.
E. L. Hazard, residence, frame: $350.
Winfield Courier, January 2, 1879.
Listed as a Courier Advertiser:
HAZARD, EARNEST L., is in the meat, pelt, and fur business; and is building up a large trade. He had a large tree in front of his store hanging full of skins and game on Christmas Day.
Winfield Courier, March 27, 1879.
The following is a list of the principal business firms of Winfield.
MEAT MARKETS. Miller & Kraft; Jas. Allen; Earnest L. Hazard.
Hazard moved to Little Dutch, Kansas...
Winfield Courier, July 15, 1880.
HAY WANTED. 8I have a good span of mules, a span of horses and wagon, a mowing machine and rake, nearly new, to trade for hay. To be delivered in Winfield or tacked in the field. For further information address  E. L. HAZARD, Little Dutch, Ks.
Question: Could “Mr. Hazzard,” mentioned below be Earnest L. Hazard???
Arkansas City Traveler, August 31, 1881.
John T. Bennett, a citizen of this county, living between Clear Dale and South Haven, was last Sunday morning, arrested by Sheriff Thralls, on the charge of stealing cattle, and brought to this city. The Complainants are Nez Perce Indians. There seems to be no doubt of Bennett’s guilt, and the Sheriff is of the opinion that he has been engaged in the same business for three years. Mr. Hazzard, to whom the stock was sold, had butchered four of them at the date of Bennett’s apprehension. During the afternoon of the same day, he visited the prisoner; and was requested by him to “run” the cattle yet alive, and to efface the brands on the hides of those he had killed. After the prelimi­nary examination, he will be taken to Fort Smith to be tried in the Federal Court. Wellingtonian.
Conclusion: The cattle stealing took place in Sumner County under the jurisdiction of Sheriff Thralls. Early newspapers were notorious for getting names wrong. I really think butcher Hazard might have been the man who butchered the cattle. After leaving Winfield and then Little Dutch, he probably moved to Sumner County. MAW


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