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Dr. John Headrick

                                                         Winfield, Kansas.
Winfield 1874: John Headrick, 61. No spouse listed.
Kansas 1875 Census, Winfield Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name               age sex color    Place/birth Where from
J. Headrick 62  m     w      Indiana           Illinois
Winfield 1878: John Headrick, 65. No spouse listed.
Winfield Directory 1880.
Headrick, G. D., clerk, boards 7th avenue n. s. bet Loomis and Fuller.
Headrick, J., physician, 7th avenue n. s. bet Loomis and Fuller.
Winfield Directory 1885.
Meets every Thursday night at their hall. Geo. Headrick, N. G.; J. M. Reed, Secretary.
Headrick Miss Fannie, res 901 e 7th
Headrick Geo., clerk, O’Meara & Randolph, res 901 e 7th
Headrick Miss Minnie S, res 901 e 7th
[Note: Directory showed “Hedrick” rather than Headrick. Reveals that George D. Headrick had sistes: Fannie and Minnie S.]
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Cowley County Censor, July 1, 1871.
We give below an extract from a letter published in Carrollton, (Illinois) Patriot. The writer is one of the leading men of our county, a close observer, and one who knows whereof he speaks.
We saddle our steed, bid farewell to our friends, and wend our way to the Walnuts, from there heading for Winfield, without doubt the most flourishing and enterprising place in Southwestern Kansas. In the short period of a few months it has arisen as one might say from the prairie, to beautify its face as do the magical flowers that spring spontaneously as the sunshine and rain combine to call them into life. Where one year ago a few scattering houses along noiseless and untraveled streets, there rise today in grandeur and beauty buildings that would grace and ornament the thoroughfares of any of our western cities. The noise of the hammer, the saw and plane is heard on every side, while the busy hammer of a multifarious industry greets one’s ear in every quarter of the town.
Situated on an eminence far above the water’s highest tide, and surrounded by the loveliest landscapes that grace the face of mother earth, with ever changing views of highland, lowland, with valleys threaded by the Walnut, Badger, and their numerous tributaries, beautiful by the presence of woodlands of great extent and most luxuriant growth, Winfield and its surroundings present to the eye of the observer one of the richest, most varied, and pleasing pictures that the skillful hand of nature has ever drawn.

In addition to the beauties that ever present themselves to the observer’s eye, there are other things which pass unobserved by the casual visitor though they are themselves of vital impor­tance and will subserve the best purposes in the building up and maintaining the growth of a new country. We refer to the magnif­icent water privileges and powers to be found on the Walnut and other streams. These will be sought after in the near future and instead of one flouring mill that now utilizes but a tithe of the power that really exists, others and more extensive structures will utilize the whole.
Under the earth, too, in this vicinity nature has been as lavish of her gifts as upon the surface, as is evidenced by the immense quarries of magnesian limestone that have been opened and successfully worked. These rocks are obtained without difficulty and in any quantity. The are pronounced by good judges to be of a quality much superior to that of the Junction City limestone, the reputation of which is so fully established.
From the indications in and around Winfield as noted by miners, the idea obtains that coal exists here in great abun­dance, though at what depth no one knows, for the coal fields as yet have had no pioneer. A company no doubt will soon be orga­nized with a view to ascertain the depth at which the hidden treasures lie.
It is natural that an intelligent, enterprising, and indus­trious people should take advantage of the rich bounties that nature has here spread around with such a lavish hand and con­tribute their skill and knowledge to build up for themselves and their families comfortable and happy homes.
The present and future of Kansas; the growing crop; location of Cowley County, with her churches, schools, and society, with her present population, I may write you at another time. Please to direct any paper to Winfield, Cowley County, Kansas. The exciting scenes of a Buffalo hunt I will give you in my next letter. J. HEADRICK.
Cowley County Censor, October 21, 1871.
PRAIRIE FIRES. While fires are raging all over the country and destroying lives by the hundreds and property by the mil­lions, it is not strange that we are called upon to chronicle some of the fire demon’s work in our county. Last Saturday the country between the Walnut and Arkansas rivers was burned over; the loss of property was great, in many instances, the hard working farmer losing all he had except the clothes he wore, and himself and family barely escaping with their lives. We give below a list of these losses so far as we have been able to learn them.
Mr. Spangler lost 60 tons of hay, Mr. Brown 20 tons, Mr. Meeks 90 tons, J. S. Wooley a stable and 10 tons, Mr. Road five tons and a stable valued at $300, H. Hickman lost his house, S. Pennington 6 tons of hay, Mr. Hunt lost a house and 10 tons of hay, Walker lost house, hay, and fencing, Gleason 6 tons of hay, Paul 10 tons, Dunn 20 tons and stable, Dr. Headrick 20 tons, Copple lost house, clothing, and money—all he had; Sargent lost house and clothing. a great many others suffered losses but we have been unable to learn their names and the amount of damages they sustained. This fire is said to have started from a steam saw mill on the Arkansas; the wind was blowing very hard and although most of the farmers had either burned or plowed around their farms as protection against fire, the wind was so high that the flames swept through the tall, dry grass at a fearful rate, and the narrow strips of breaking and ground which had been burned over were no bar to them.
Fires are now burning in every direction and we have no doubt but that the losses given above are a small part of those sustained.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 20, 1873.

Another Departure. Dr. Headrick will sever his connection with the people of Winfield next week, called hence to Illinois, his old home, to settle a large estate placed in his hands years ago for adjustment. The case has been in litigation a number of years, and a recent decision of the Supreme court places the capital in the hands of our highly esteemed citizen for distribu­tion. We wish the Doctor a pleasant reunion with his friends and safe return to a people dependent upon him for aid against the ills of life.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 15, 1873.
We saw last week one of the largest hen eggs we ever saw, larger even than our boyish Easter-Sunday appetite would crave. We saw the egg at the drug store of A. H. Green. It is the property of Dr. Headrick. The egg weighed just one pound.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 17, 1873.
Board met in Co. Clerk’s office July 7th, 1873.
Present: Frank Cox, J. D. Maurer, and O. C. Smith.
Dr. Headrick appeared to have his assessment taken off the rolls, as his land was not properly entered until after the first of March 1872. Upon his statement the board refused to act.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 31, 1873.
One gray horse, one bay mare and colt, one two year old colt, one wagon, one set chain harness, three plows, three pigs, one rifle gun, one Spencer rifle, one cook stove, one bedstead, eleven hundred shingles. Also, the undivided half of twenty acres corn growing in the field, two acres of sod corn, forty dozen bundles wheat and garden and potatoes growing with other household goods too tedious to mention. Terms: All sums of five dollars and under, cash; all over five dollars, a credit of ninety days. Note payable at Read’s Bank with good and ap­proved security.
Winfield Courier, February 11, 1875.
Dr. John Headrick has gone back to his old town in Danville, Illinois, on a visit.
Winfield Courier, March 4, 1875.
Dr. John Headrick returned to his old haunts yesterday looking better for his trip.
Winfield Courier, September 16, 1875.
CIVIL DOCKET. FIFTH DAY. John Headrick vs. heirs of James P. Jenkins.
Winfield Courier, October 7, 1875. Editorial Page.
T. R. Bryan, of Dexter, E. P. Kinne, of Arkansas City, Wirt W. Walton, and Dr. John Headrick, of Winfield, are gentlemen in every way worthy of the support of every voter in Cowley County, for the several offices for which they have been nominated.

Winfield Courier, December 23, 1875.
J. Headrick. [Coroner]
H. D. KELLOGG              Nov. 8, 1870.        Didn’t qualify.
G. P. WAGNER                Nov. 7, 1871.        Jan. 11, 1874.
S. S. MOORE                   Nov. 7, 1873.        Jan. 10, 1876.
J. HEADRICK             Nov. 2, 1875.
Winfield Courier, March 16, 1876.
A daughter, aged five or six years, of S. W. Greer, who lives three miles south of town, on Monday ate some concentrated lye. As soon as possible Dr. Headrick was called, who adminis­tered remedies that relieved the little sufferer. The child is likely to recover. A good remedy in such cases is vinegar or oil. Vinegar will convert the lye into acetate of potash, and any of the oils will unite with it and form soap; and neither the acetate of potash nor soap will materially injure the stomach. The parents of children who are in the habit of eating lye, should keep oil and vinegar handy.
Winfield Courier, July 6, 1876.
To Dr. Headrick we were indebted for the eulogy on Cowley County, in response to the toast: “Cowley, the banner county of the State.” He convinced his hearers that the toast was
literally correct.
Winfield Courier, July 27, 1876.
At the regular meeting of the Hayes and Wheeler Club last Thursday evening the following officers were chosen: President, A. B. Lemmon; Vice President, Dr. John Headrick; Secretary, Wirt W. Walton; Treasurer, John E. Allen. The club list now contains the names of nearly every Republican in Winfield. Uniforms for fifty Scalpers will probably be ordered this week.
Winfield Courier, August 17, 1876.

Last Sunday morning Dr. Davis, assisted by Dr. Headrick, performed a surgical operation on a child of a Mr. Turner, from Grouse Creek. The operation consisted of straightening a “club foot” and was entirely successful.
Winfield Courier, January 25, 1877.
WINFIELD, KANSAS, January 1, 1877.
City Council met at City Clerk’s office, Jan. 1st, 1877.
PRESENT: M. O. Troup, Chairman of the Council; H. Brotherton, T. B. Myers, councilmen; J. E. Allen, City Attorney; B. F. Baldwin, City Clerk.
Bill of J. Headrick, $11.25, against Cowley County, for medical attendance on pauper, was read and Council recommended the County Commissioners to pay the same.
Winfield Courier, April 19, 1877.
J. Headrick, coroner’s fees: $7.30.
Winfield Courier, April 26, 1877.
DIED. Coroner Headrick was very active in his efforts to recover the body of Miss Wren from the merciless Walnut. The thanks of the community and the gratitude of the deceased’s friends are due him for his energy. . . .
Winfield Courier, April 26, 1877.
Drowned. A Sad Affair. On Saturday last, about 9 a.m., the town was startled with the report that a woman had just drowned at the lower ford on the Walnut, about one mile from the city. At once a large number of citizens hurried to the ford and the day, until 5 p.m., was spent in searching for the body of Mary Elizabeth Wren, better known as Belle Estes. The circumstances of the calamity are as follows.
Miss Wren resided temporarily with Mr. Furman’s family, one and a  half miles east of Winfield. On Saturday morning she engaged a team (the little roans), and buggy from Will Robinson, and secured the services of John Boylan, a young man living at Furman’s, to take her to the vicinity of Arkansas City in search of employment as schoolteacher. The Walnut had raised within the previous twenty-four hours past fording. As the team entered the stream, the current being swift, it was soon swept downward. The young man jumped out, seized the team by the bits, and tried to pull them to shore. In this effort the horses got him under water, but seizing a bush, he saved himself. The next sight he had of the team and lady they were all far below him in the stream, the buggy and one horse under water, and the lady was sitting upon the other horse calling for help. The horse she rode was still connected with its mate and the vehicle and before anyone could get to her, all went down to death. About 5 p.m., the body, team, and buggy were all found together about one hundred yards above the Tunnel Mills. The sudden and tragical taking away of Miss Wren has cast a shade of sorrow on the hearts of many friends. She had been teaching school in the country and attending school here in town alternately for two years past.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 9, 1877. Front Page.
CIVIL DOCKET. SIXTH DAY. Peter Yount vs. John D. Headrick, Administrator.
Winfield Courier, July 12, 1877.

J. Headrick, coroner’s costs, $6.05.
J. Headrick, coroner’s costs, $6.00.
Winfield Courier, September 27, 1877.
Nominations for Coroner being next in order, Dr. J. Headrick and Dr. W. G. Graham were nominated. The ballot for Coroner resulted as follows: Dr. Graham, 38; Headrick, 13. Graham was declared nominated.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 10, 1878.
S. W. Chase was appointed guardian of the minor heirs of Hiram Chase, and Dr. Headrick allowed his claim on the estate.
Dr. Headrick’s office moved elsewhere to erect a stone and brick building on Ninth Avenue...
Winfield Courier, February 27, 1879.
Dr. Headrick’s office is being moved away to make room for the new stone and brick building going up on Ninth Avenue.
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1879.
Jno. Headrick to Geo A. Headrick. Lot 9, blk 166, Winfield. [Amount not given.]
Arkansas City Traveler, May 28, 1879.
John Headrick to H. Buckley, e ½ of nw ¼ of se ¼ and lt. off n side of sw ¼ of se ¼ s33, t32, r4.
Winfield Courier, November 4, 1880.
I should have written to you long since, but my transition has been so rapid from one place to that of another, that it has been impossible for me to say where I would remain sufficiently long to enable me to hear from anyone, however dear they may have been to me.
I have located at Silver Cliff and find it to be one of the most beautiful towns in the state. The population numbers some five or six thousand. There are low foot hills to the north and east, and to the south and west mountains can be seen that rear their snow capped peaks fourteen thousand feet above the level plain below.
The discovery of the mine which has led thousands to seek this wonderful locality was made by Mr. J. R. Edwards, of the firm of Edwards, Powel & Hafford, on the 29th day of June, 1878, while standing in the shade of the cliff. Mr. Edwards knocked off a piece from the rock beneath which he was standing, and to his surprise found that it was quite rich in horn silver. The discovery was not made public until the first of July, when the company commenced the survey of the Racine Boy mine, located at the same time on the old cliff. There were three claims running parallel with each other:  the Racine Boy, Silver Cliff, and the Wet Mountain Valley. They also on the same day stated, claimed, and caused to be surveyed the Horn Silver and other silver mines situated on a spur running north from Round Mountain, which is about a mile northeast of the city.

The minerals combine the various qualities of ore, both smelting and free milling. The former are found in carbonate deposits and galena with gray copper in fissure veins; the latter in mass deposits in the form of chlorides and horn  silver in the porphyry formation.
The climatology and sanitary attractions do not differ greatly from those of similar localities in Colorado, all mainly deriving their usual salubrity from three general conditions:  altitude, dryness, and temperature. While the conditions are generally beneficial to invalids suffering from asthma, consump­tion, nervous prostration, nervous dyspepsia, and ailments arising from kindred causes, some localities seem preferable to others for those whose condition renders a long residence neces­sary or desirable, and it is by personal experience rather than the name of the disease that the shrine of locality is to be decided.
Regarding the sanitary influence of altitude, it is well known that the air becomes lighter and thinner as we rise above the sea level. HE GOES ON AND ON LIKE THIS.
The West Mountain ranges seem to be scooped out from between the Sangre de Christo and the Wet Mountain ranges. The Wet Mountain valley is thought by some to be the basis of a primeval lake, which was drained when the Arkansas river formed its grand canon by passing through the mountains to the plain below.
The Sangre de Christo range, the Sierra Majado, and the Wet Mountain valley are the pride of the people of this county. The richness and almost unbounded extent of their mines, the beauties of their natural scenery stirred my emotion whilst looking upon the grand mountain scene that looms up in the distance, dark, stern, and unfathomable in forest fern and moss, their lofty peaks crowned with eternal snow. You stand aghast as Stanley stood when upon the mountain, only to wonder at the awful crash that shook the world when its hills were made.
Of the discovery of Pike’s Peak, Canon City, the people’s court established, Judge Howard’s romantic answer to his wife’s petition for divorce, including his quit claim deed, the hot springs and the beautiful surroundings of Wagon Wheel Gap, I will write you, at no distant day. J. HEADRICK.
Winfield Courier, June 23, 1881.
Dr. Headrick has returned and opened an office with Dr. Mendenhall.
Dr. Headrick’s office in November 1881: 9th Avenue, second door east of Harter Bros. Drugstore. It is possible that this was the brick and stone building built in 1879 when Headrick’s old office was moved elsewhere...
Cowley County Courant, November 17, 1881.
DR. J. HEADRICK. Office on 9th avenue, second door east of Harter Bros. Drugstore, Winfield, Kansas.
George D. Headrick, son of Dr. Headrick...
Winfield Courier, December 8, 1881.
Mr. George Headrick came in last week and will spend several weeks visiting his many friends here. Since leaving here, George has resided a year in Colorado and is now located at Larned, Kansas.
Dr. John Headrick charged with selling intoxicating liquors...
Cowley County Courant, February 23, 1882.

Information was filed in the District Court yesterday charging John Fleming with unlawfully selling intoxicating liquors. Also charging said Fleming and Drs. H. L. Wells, David V. Cole, and John Headrick for unlawfully prescribing intoxicat­ing liquors. The cases will be tried at the April term. We have no comments to make. The gentlemen are in the hands of the court and entitled to hearing without prejudice anyway. Dr. Cole has given bond and retained J. F. McMullen as attorney. We under­stand each of the others have also given bond except it may be Dr. Wells.
George Headrick returned to Winfield: working as clerk for Eli Youngheim...
Cowley County Courant, February 23, 1882.
George Headrick now occupies the position of clerk in the clothing store of Eli Youngheim.
Dr. Headrick mentioned in following item by Dr. W. R. Davis...
Winfield Courier, February 16, 1882. Front Page.
WINFIELD, KANSAS, February 4, 1882.
EDS. COURIER: Disclaiming all idea of offending or of obtaining for myself a cheap advertisement and regretting the apparent necessity for so doing, I yet deem it but justice to myself to notice an article in your paper of the 2nd inst., in regard to a case of lock-jaw in the person of one Adam Bass, a young negro man, who came under my surveillance on the 18th day of January and was discharged as relieved on the 27th day of the same month, just nine days after I was called.
The inference clearly deducible from the item as given you, is that the physician who waited upon said Bass was ignorant of his true condition and that the fellow was playing “possum” on him all the while, or as medical men would express it, he was malingering; for your item says: “finally Dr. Green was called and taking Dr. Emerson, they went out. The Doctor was satisfied in his own mind that the fellow was shamming and on this theory began a rigorous treatment, etc., and got him to admit that he was not so bad off as he thought.”

On the 19th day of January, said Bass was reported as having dislocated his shoulder and damaged his side by a fall in a well. I first saw him in company with Drs. Headrick and Green, and we examined him in the presence of Dr. Wells. As to his hurts, we found the ribs upon the left side evidently very sore and tender to the touch, while the shoulder was much inflamed and swollen around the joint. We all concurred in the opinion that there had been a dislocation and that it had been properly adjusted by Dr. Wells, and I deemed it but just to Dr. Wells to so state, and left the case in his hands. The following morning I was again called and refused to go, but told Dr. Wells that he had best go, and he did so. At noon the boy’s father again came for me and I again refused to go, but being told by him later that Dr. Wells wished to retire from the case, I visited him in the afternoon and found him with locked jaws, or that form of tetanus known as trismus. Dr. Emerson was then with me and I understood him to fully concur with me in the diagnosis, and he gave him a very thorough and searching examination and suggested a dissection of the offending nerve if we could establish what nerve to cut. I visited the boy after this for several days twice daily and each time found his jaws closed so firmly as to defy all my efforts to unlock them. I gave him chloroform several times and at least once had him completely anesthetized, or under its influence, and yet failed to move them. The boy had besides the closed jaws other prominent symptoms of tetanus. (I use the words tetanus, trismus, and lock-jaw as synonymous.)
The scholarly gentlemen who made the wonderful discovery that he was only malingering know full well that time enough (9 days) had elapsed for his partial recovery, if he was to recover at all, and further that the spasm attending this trouble does go off, just as it did in his case, i.e., relaxing and often returning for many days after the patient is considered relieved.
The day that they visited him together, Feb. 1st, I had positively refused to go, because as I informed the messenger there was no need of it, and that he would get well without further treatment. It may be that towards the close he did play “possum” to a certain extent in order to attain the sympathy of his dulciana, but I submit that no man could maintain as he did for several days and nights in succession an uninterrupted rigidity of the muscles of the jaw, defying all attempts at opening, and further assert that there would naturally be less difficulty in opening his jaws after the violence, if the trouble had been overcome or had passed away. I should not have commented on this matter but for the large amount of talk growing out of it upon the streets and the fact that it is largely known that I was the doctor made to appear so ignorant in diagnosis. Allow me to add that I set up no superior claims of intelligence, in fact, I am painfully aware of my own ignorance and freely admit that the world, and Cowley County more especially, contain very many wiser and greater men than myself. Still I have learned to go slow on diagnosis and avoid hasty conclusions, and when I know that I do not comprehend a case, I am always willing and ready to admit it.
Dr. I. Fleming, a practitioner of age and experience, a gentleman and a scholar, recently here from the state of Indiana to attend his son-in-law, Mr. Ticer, visited Adam Bass with me during the 7 or 8 days when he was at his worst, and when neither of the gentlemen who visited him for the first time did see him, hearing the matter freely canvassed on the streets, kindly mailed me the following certificate, which explains itself.
I have the honor to subscribe myself very respectfully, W. R. DAVIS, M. D.
George D. Headrick...
Cowley County Courant, April 6, 1882.
If there is a young man in this city who has perseverence, it is Eli Youngheim. For one straight half hour this morning, we watched him try to sell a Nez Perce squaw a pair of bright red socks, but after vainly striving to make him understand they were too short, she stepped back from the counter, drew up her frock and illustrated to him just about how long she wanted them and that the ones he was trying to sell her wouldn’t reach nowhere. When we left the store, the Indian had gone out and George Headrick was fanning Eli, trying to revive him.
Dr. John Headrick...
Cowley County Courant, April 20, 1882.
CRIMINAL DOCKET, FIRST DAY. State versus John Headrick.
Cowley County Courant, May 4, 1882.

In the cases of the State vs. Drs. Headrick, Holland, and Cole, the court held the information insufficient and allowed the prosecution to amend. The case of the State vs. Dr. Fleming for selling liquor contrary, etc., was, after the jury had been impaneled, dismissed. The information located the doctor on the wrong side of the street.
Winfield Courier, May 11, 1882.
Dr. Headrick was arrested again Monday, charged with unlawfully prescribing intoxicating liquors.
Cowley County Courant, May 18, 1882.
In the case of the State vs. Dr. Headrick, for illegally prescribing whiskey, the court directed the jury to return a verdict of not guilty.
Winfield Courier, May 18, 1882.
PERSECUTING DEMOCRATS. We are told that there is great complaint in some quarters, charging that the prosecutions of several physicians charged with prescribing intoxicating drinks in violation of law is a political move got up only for the persecution of Democrats. It is stated that only Democratic physicians are interfered with, etc. Dr. Wells, they admit, however, is an exception; but they say he is an enemy of Hackney, which is the reason he was classed as a Democrat.
Now we have known Dr. Wells, not only as a Republican, but as a friend of Hackney up to the time the Doctor was arrested, and we have known Dr. Headrick many years and have always understood him to be a Republican. Dr. Cole and Dr. Fleming are all whom we have known as Democrats, who have been proceeded against here. If the object was to persecute Democrats, Dr. Davis would have been the first one to strike at, for he is the most powerful and influential Democrat of the whole lot.
Now, we do not see what anyone in this county wants to persecute Democrats for. They are generally good fellows, some of them are very popular, and none of them are politically dangerous in a county which has eleven hundred Republican majority. We do not observe any ill feeling towards the Democrats. They are patronized in business by Republicans just as well as are Republicans. Who ever refused to employ or trade with Judge McDonald, or John B. Lynn, or A. T. Spotswood, because they are Democrats? Who refuses to eat dinner at the Brettun because the proprietors are Democrats? H. S. Silver sells just as many seeds as though he was a Republican, and the whole community seems just as friendly to Democrats as Republicans, and would resent an outrage on one just as strongly as the other. Some of our most valued friends are Democrats, and the thought of discrimination outside of politics never entered our mind.
Winfield Courier, May 18, 1882.
The Whiskey Cases. The jury in the Cole case, after being out nearly two days, failed to agree and were discharged. The jury stood seven for conviction and five for acquittal. The cases against Wells, Holland, Headrick, Cole, Thompson, and Shepard were continued until next term.
Winfield Courier, November 9, 1882.
CRIMINAL DOCKET—FIRST DAY. No. 318. State versus John Headrick.
Winfield Courier, February 1, 1883.
The following petition was circulated last week by Frank Manny, taken to Topeka, and presented by him to Senator Hackney.

WINFIELD, KANSAS, January 23, 1883.
HON. W. P. HACKNEY, State Senator, Topeka, Kansas.
Inasmuch as the Prohibition Amendment, as enforced, has always resulted in injury to the material development of our town—it having signally failed to accomplish the object sought, the suppression of the sale and use of intoxicating drinks—we would respectfully urge upon you the necessity of so providing for the enforcement of the law that its application shall be uniform throughout the State. If this is impossible, don’t sacrifice our town on the altar of inordinate devotion to an impracticable principle.
John Headrick was one of those who signed the petition.
George D. Headrick also signed the petition.
Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.
No. 318. State versus John Headrick.
George D. Headrick was one of the guests present...
Winfield Courier, November 29, 1883.
The most delightful entertainment of the season was given by Dr. & Mrs. Geo. Emerson on Tuesday evening of this week. The guests present were: Mr. & Mrs. Geo. Ordway, Mr. & Mrs. J. Wade McDonald, Mr. & Mrs. E. A. Baird, Mr. & Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. & Mrs.
M. L. Robinson, Mr. & Mrs. A. T. Spotswood, Mr. & Mrs. G. H. Allen, Mr. & Mrs. A. H. Doane, Mr. & Mrs. C. F. Bahntge, Mr. & Mrs. W. J. Wilson, Mr. & Mrs. D. A. Millington; Mrs. F. Mendell of Texas, Mrs. H. P. Mansfield of Burden, Mrs. Perkins, late of Australia, Mrs. Frank Barclay, Mrs. C. L. Harter; Misses Lizzie Wallis, Margie Wallis, Jennie Hane, Florence Beeny, Nettie R. McCoy, Huldah Goldsmith, Clara Brass, Sadie French, Julia Smith, Jessie Meech, Caro Meech, Jesse Millington; Messrs. M. J. O’Meara, D. L. Kretsinger, W. H. Smith, W. A. Smith of Wichita, E. H. Nixon, L. D. Zenor, W. C. Robinson, Geo. W. Robinson, E. Wallis, G. Headrick, F. F. Leland, H. Bahntge, E. Meech, Jr. It was an exceedingly lively party and the host and hostess had omitted nothing which could add to the general enjoyment. Mr. and Mrs. Emerson stand at the head of the list of those in Winfield who know how to entertain their friends.
Dr. John Headrick...
Winfield Courier, December 13, 1883.
Continental Currency. Mr. H. H. Tyrrell has in his possession quite a curiosity in the way of Continental money. It is three inches in length and two and a half wide; on one side is printed: “Two-thirds of a dollar, according to a resolution passed by Congress at Philadelphia, February 17, 1776,” and signed by B. Branson in red ink. It bears a motto, “Mind Your Own Business.” On the other side are thirteen rings linked together, and forming a circle, each ring representing one of the original states. It was printed by Hall & Sellers at Philadelphia, and is believed to be the only one of its kind in existence. Kansas City Times.

Dr. Headrick, of this city, also has a piece of this Continental Currency, of twenty shillings value. On its face it reads: “No. 24706: Twenty Shillings according to an Act of General Affembly of Pennfylvania, paffed in the 23rd year of the reign of His Majesty, GEORGE the III. Dated the fifth day of October, 1775.” It is signed, “Thos. Loch, Jas. Stephens,” with one signature obliterated. On the reverse side a rough sketch of a cabin and farm, and the words, “To Counterfeit is Death.” It is a very valuable relic.
George D. Headrick: now working for O’Meara & Randolph boot and shoe firm...
Winfield Courier, February 21, 1884.
Mr. M. J. O’Meara, of the boot and shoe firm of O’Meara & Randolph, left last week for Chicago to purchase a spring stock. Their gentlemanly and efficient salesman, Mr. Geo. Headrick, has charge of the business in the absence of Mr. O’Meara.
George D. Headrick visits with W. C. Root and others at Cherryvale...
Winfield Courier, March 13, 1884.
Geo. D. Headrick went over to Cherryvale this Thursday morning for a few days visit with W. C. Root and others.
George D. Headrick, Secretary, I. O. O. F. Lodge...
Winfield Courier, March 13, 1884.
The members of Winfield Lodge No. 101 I. O. O. F. are requested to be present at the regular meeting on Thursday evening, March 20th, 1884, as business of special importance will then be transacted. GEO. D. HEADRICK, Secretary.
Winfield Courier, March 20, 1884.
The members of Winfield Lodge No. 101 I. O. O. F. are requested to be present at the regular meeting on Thursday evening, March 20th, 1884, as business of special importance will then be transacted. GEO. D. HEADRICK, Secretary.
George D. Headrick...
Winfield Courier, April 3, 1884.
MARRIED. August Kadau, Winfield’s “boss” boot and shoe manufacturer, and Miss Katie Schwantes will be married this (Wednesday) evening at the residence of the bride’s parents, four miles up the Walnut. B. W. Shields, Billy Dawson, Geo. Headrick, and others will be present to witness the ceremony and enjoy the festivities of the occasion. August is receiving a prize well worthy such a genial, substantial, and popular young man, and we wish himself and fair bride all the happiness and blessings obtainable in this world. The necessary perquisites for housekeeping have already been purchased and the happy couple will settle down in the “little brown front” immediately.
Winfield Courier, April 17, 1884.
Mr. Geo. Stevens, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, a cousin of Geo. Headrick, with another gentleman from the same place, arrived Tuesday night and will probably locate in Cowley. Mr. Headrick took them over to see the Saratoga of the West, Wednesday.
Winfield Courier, May 15, 1884.
Mr. J. C. Bowman, an old acquaintance of Geo. Headrick and a talented young attorney, is in the city looking up a location.
Winfield Courier, June 5, 1884.
The semi-annual election of Winfield Lodge No. 101, I. O. O. F., occurred last Thursday evening, when the following were elected:

A. B. Arment, N. G.; M. Zimmerman, V. G.; A. B. Taylor, R. S.; G. D. Headrick, Per.; M. Hahn, Treasurer.
Winfield Courier, July 3, 1884.
M. J. O’Meara leaves Saturday for an eastern tour, combining business and pleasure. He will witness the Chicago comedy of July 8th. George Headrick, assisted by the veteran shoe man, R. E. Brooking, will manipulate the establishment of O’Meara & Randolph during “Mike’s” absence.
Dr. John Headrick...
Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.
We are indebted to Dr. Headrick for a copy of the Chicago Daily Inter-Ocean, dated Oct. 14th, 1876, containing a letter written by Theodore Carpenter on the probable outcome of democratic rule as drawn from their past record. It is a most thrilling narrative and we regret that space will not admit of our publishing it.
Winfield Courier, October 2, 1884.
Mr. John Long, a prominent banker of Carrollton, Illinois, and an old friend of J. B. Lynn and the family of Dr. J. Headrick, spent a few days of this week in our city.
George D. Headrick...
Winfield Courier, December 11, 1884.
At a recent meeting of the Odd Fellows of this city, the following officers were elected for the ensuing term, commencing January 1. M. Zimmerman, N. G.; Geo. Headrick, V. G.; A. B. Taylor, Secretary; W. H. Dawson, Treasurer.
George D. Headrick...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 1, 1885.

The Christmas Night Wedding. A large assembly witnessed the marriage of Mr. Fred D. Blackman and Miss Ida M. McDonald, in the Methodist church last Thursday evening. The ceremony was most impressively conducted by Rev. B. Kelly, and the happy couple were attended by Misses Lizzie McDonald and Maude Kelly and Messrs. W. C. Robinson, Lewis Brown, James Lorton, and Charley Dever. The bride was beautifully attired in white satin. At the conclusion of the ceremony, Mr. Robinson, on behalf of the official church board, stepped to the rostrum, and in a very neat speech presented the bride with forty dollars in gold as a token of appreciation of her valuable musical services to the church. At eight o’clock a large number of friends were received at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. McDonald, where congratulations, an excellent repast, and general mirth were freely indulged in. The presents were numerous and elegant, and the congratulations hearty. Among the most noticeable presents was a very handsome silver pitcher, presented to Mr. Blackman by his young gentlemen friends. No personal mention of ours could possibly add to the high esteem in which the happy couple are held by all who know them. The COURIER again wishes them happiness and prosperity. We append a list of the principal presents: White velvet hand-painted pin cushion, Miss Belle Lowe; pair of silver napkin rings, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Millspaugh; picture and easel Madonna, Charles Dever; silver vase, Leota Gary; silver celery stand, Lizzie Graham; silver vase, Minnie Gibson; colored glass with castor, Nettie McCoy; colored glass water set, W. C. Robinson; pair of hand-painted gilt plaques, Lena Walrath; hair ornament, Gracie Oliver; hand-painted velvet banner, Mrs. Leavitt; bracket lambrequin, Jessie Millington; hand-painted hammered brass plaque, Miss Anna Hunt; beveled-edge French plate mirror with Hammered Brass frame, M. Hahn; gold-lined individual silver butter dishes, Miss Delia Lisk; set silver teaspoons, sugar spoon, and butter knife, Lizzie and Margie Wallis and Maggie Taylor; Russia leather photograph album, Lewis and Addison Brown; one-half dozen China fruit plates, Lucy Tomlin; one set silver spoons, Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Robbins and Miss Carrie Tillotson, Aurora, Illinois; China salt and pepper bottles, Mr. and Misses Rev. Kelly; silver cake basket, Ida Johnston; silver fruit basket, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Miner; silver berry dish, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Kennedy and Miss Lydia Young; large mounted silver water pitcher and mug, E. H. Nixon, M. H. Ewart, Geo. Headrick, James Lorton, and M. J. O’Meara; silver tea-set and waiter, bride’s parents.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 8, 1885.
Geo. D. Headrick, the handsome and popular young salesman of O’Meara & Randolph’s boot and shoe establishment, left yesterday for a three weeks vacation in St. Louis and other eastern cities.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 5, 1885.
Geo. D. Headrick, O’Meara & Randolph’s handsome young salesman, came in Saturday last from several weeks visit at his old stamping ground, White Hall and Carrollton, Ill. He also spent a few days in St. Louis with Simon Sluss, one of Winfield’s early day merchants. George tells of forty degrees below zero and snow two feet deep, with all the “sang froid” of an Alaskan.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 26, 1885.
M. J. O’Meara and M. H. Ewart got off Monday for Boston, Washington, and other eastern burgs. They will witness the white elephant of inauguration on March 4th. The handsome and popular Geo. D. Headrick has charge of the boot and shoe house of O’Meara & Randolph during Mr. O’Meara’s absence.
Dr. John Headrick, father of George D. Headrick, expected to die soon...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 7, 1885.
Dr. Headrick, father of our George D., is very low from general debility and expected to pass away at any time. He is one of Winfield’s oldest citizens.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 7, 1885.
Mrs. J. M. Hauskins arrived this morning from Jersey County, Ill., called by the illness of her father, Dr. J. Headrick, who lies at death’s door.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 7, 1885.
Dr. Headrick is lying very low and his death is hourly expected. The Doctor has been growing quite feeble of late, but no one expected so sudden a change for the worse.
Dr. Blackstone takes over office on Dr. John Headrick on 9th Avenue...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 28, 1885.
Dr. Blackstone has taken the office formerly occupied by Dr. Headrick, on Ninth Avenue.
We clip the following from the Porter County (Indiana) Daily Vidette.

“We are informed that our young friend, Dr. W. B. Blackstone, of Hebron, has permanently located in Winfield, Kansas, where in the future he will prosecute the duties of his profession. The doctor is a thorough classical scholar and a graduate of the Chicago Medical College of the year 1883. He graduated with many honors to himself and in competitive examination of all the students of the city for position he won the first prize, that of resident physician in St. Luke’s hospital, which position he filled with eminent credit to himself and satisfaction of its managers until he resigned to locate in the west. The doctor is not only a fine general practitioner, but has directed his attention more especially to surgery and surgical cases, and performed important surgical operations, not only in the hospital but many in this county. He gives promise to reach an eminent place in his profession and we predict for him a bright future.
George D. Headrick...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 16, 1885.
ODD FELLOWS. The following are the officers installed by the District Deputy Grand Master, J. H. Vance, at the last meeting of the I. O. O. F., to serve for the ensuing term.
George D. Headrick, N. G.; Jos. O’Hare, V. G.; J. M. Reed, R. S.; J. P. Stewart, P. S.; S. J. Hepler, T.; W. H. Dawson, R. S. N. G.; A. Snowhill, L. S. N. G.; J. W. Chancey, W.; M. B. Shields, Con.; Samuel Dalton, C.; M. Hahn, L. S. S.; A. B. Taylor, R. S. V. G.; Walter Harris, L. S. V. G.; Wm. Palmer, L. G., H. C. Callison, O. G.
The Lodge is one of the best in the State, as is proven by its financial condition. The trustees have secured the upper story of the new Morehouse building for a term of five years, which will be fitted up especially for lodge purposes. Mr. J. H. Vance, the financial manager of the institution, is entitled to much credit for his management of the affairs of the Lodge.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 23, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers, filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
George D Headrick to Hattie P Dresser, lots 4, 5, and 6, blk 267, Fuller’s ad to Winfield: $500.
Headrick building on J. P. Short lots purchased by A. P. Johnson for $87.00...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 13, 1885.
The J. P. Short landmarks were all sold Monday and will be moved off to make room for an imposing block, an honor to the city. A. P. Johnson bought the Headrick building, $87; the Harris & Clark office, $100; and the Bliss & Wood grain office, $51. A. H. Doane got the harness shop, $101; and H. G. Fuller got the little tin shed, $5. The buildings will likely be moved onto residence lots. Work on the bank and Short lots will commence at once. The Harter building will be moved over in Ninth avenue.
George D. Headrick...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 17, 1885.

OUR FELLOWS ELIS AGAIN. The base ball game between Burden’s Odd Fellow nine and a nine of Winfield’s Odd Fellows, at the Fair Grounds Thursday afternoon, was one of much interest and splendidly played for amateurs. The Burden nine were: W. R. Jackson, catcher and short stop; J. S. Leffler, pitcher; Wm. Elliott, catcher and short stop; E. W. Woolsey, first base; J. W. Henthorn, second base; John Ledlie, third base; Arthur Bangs, left field; George Cessna, center field; E. A. Henthorn, right field. Our nine was composed of A. J. McClellan, catcher; John Craine, pitcher; Amos Snowhill, short stop; George Byington, first base; A. B. Taylor, second base; Billy Dawson, third base; George Liermann, left field; George D. Headrick, center field; James Vance, right field. Clint Austin umpired the game and James McLain scored. E. A. Henthorn, John Ledlie, and Billy Dawson were the attractive stars. Enos had to have his balls so high that the catcher had to stand on stilts, and the players looked up like a gentle youth star-gazing. John Ledlie and Billy Dawson had soft bottomed stools and a ten cent boy each to run in their balls. At the 9th inning the score was even, when our fellows made the winning run, with one man out. The score stood twenty for Burden and twenty-one for Winfield. The jolliest good cheer was maintained throughout the game by players and spectators. The visit of the Burden Brethren was very enjoyable all around. They were banqueted at the Central, the guests of our nine.
George D. Headrick now employed by W. C. Root & Co....
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 24, 1885.
The Third Annual Exhibition of the Cowley County Fair & Driving Park Association opened this morning. Everything on the magnificent Fair Grounds had been put in perfect shape. Early this morning the city showed unusual animation and the Fair Ground Boulevard has been thronged all day. Buses of every conceivable kind, with their lusty rustlers, were busy while private vehicles were thick. At the Fair ground all was animation. The first day of every fair is preparation day—the day when exhibitors get their “truck” on the grounds and shape it around. So with Cowley’s Fair today. Exhibitors were as busy as bees, and by this afternoon the different “shows” were sufficiently arranged to insure the magnificence of the displays. Of course the principal attraction is the main exposition building. Here our more enterprising merchants were found working like beavers arranging displays of their wares.
George D. Headrick has arranged an elegant show of ladies’ and gents’ fine shoes from the boot and shoe house of W. C. Root & Co.
George D. Headrick...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 1, 1885.

The pleasant home of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Shearer, 917 Mansfield street, was the scene of a most happy gathering Monday evening. The occasion was the celebration of the 20th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Shearer. Though the rain interfered with the attendance of a number, by nine o’clock over eighty were present, in their happiest mood. Soon after nine o’clock the “bride and groom” were presented and re-united in the bonds whose sweet and bitter they had thoroughly experienced. Rev. J. H. Reider re-tied the knot in a novel and jolly ceremony, the groom consenting to all the compulsory vicissitudes of a “hen-pecked” husband, and she to clothe, feed, protect, scold (in foreign language) until death. After the ceremony and hearty congratulations, a collation of choicest delicacies was served in profusion and most thoroughly enjoyed. The presents were handsome and valuable, the most prominent being an exquisitely painted china dinner set. It embraced a hundred and twenty-five pieces—the handsomest thing obtainable in china ware. It was a token from the following persons: Rev. and Mrs. J. H. Reider, Rev. and Mrs. B. Kelly, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Wood, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Soward, Dr. and Mrs. F. M. Pickens, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Gilbert, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Dalton, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Bliss, Mrs. R. B. Waite and Mrs. Hartwell, Mrs. E. M. Albright and family, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Silliman, Col. and Mrs. Wm. Whiting, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Nelson, Prof. and Mrs. I. N. Inskeep, Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Burnett, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Arment, Dr. and Mrs. H. L. Wells, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Whiting, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mann, Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Finch, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. D. Taylor and Miss Minnie, Mr. and Mrs. A. Herpich, Mr. and Mrs. L. Conrad, Mrs. A. Silliman and Miss Lola, Mrs. C. Strong and Miss Emma, Mrs. Dr. Bailey, Misses Fannie, Jessie, and Louie Stretch, Miss March, Misses Mattie and Mary Gibson, Nettie and Anna McCoy, Lydia Tyner, Maggie Herpich, Maude Kelly, Ida Johnston, and Maude Pickens, Mr. and Mrs. C. Collins, and Miss Lena Walrath. Among the other presents were: Fruit holder and saucer, by Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Burgauer; individual pepper and salt holders, Miss Burgauer; cup and saucer, Wm. Statton; fruit dish, Dr. and Mrs. C. Perry and Mrs. Judd; China Plaque, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Balliet; soup bowl, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Newton; pickle dish, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Harrod; fruit plate, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Lynn; fruit plate, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Johnston; fruit plate, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. R. Bates; fruit plate, Geo. D. Headrick; fruit plate, John Roberts and Mrs. Reed; fruit plate, Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Randall; cut glass fruit and pickle dish, tooth-pick holder and finger bowl, Mesdames G. H. Allen, D. L. Kretsinger, A. H. Doane, C. S. Van Doren, and John Tomlin; plate, bowl and pitcher, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Bullene; water pitcher, Mr. M. Hahn; cake stand, Kate Shearer; $20 gold piece, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Shearer of Geneseo, Illinois. A good majority of the donors were present, and under the agreeable hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. Shearer, nicely assisted by their daughter, all passed the evening most enjoyably, departing at a late hour, wishing that the bride and groom might have many more such happy anniversaries, clear down to the one of gold, with its silvery locks and ripened years.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 15, 1885.
The Marriage of Mr. Ezra H. Nixon and Miss Jessie Millington Thursday Night.
Messrs. T. J. Eaton, Geo. D. Headrick, M. H. Ewart, Eli Youngheim, W. H. Dawson, Byron Rudolph, M. J. O’Meara, and M. Hahn, silver pitcher, tray, and goblets.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 29, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
Fannie Clark Headrick to Geo D Headrick, lots 7, 8, and 9, blk 287, Thompson’s 3rd ad to Winfield: $1,750.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 19, 1885.
Geo. D. Headrick and Grant Stafford took in the village of Wellington Sunday, made a good comparison, and came home with Winfield so far ahead that Wellington was invisible.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 26, 1885.

The annual hunt of the Winfield Sportsmen’s Club, yesterday, was all in a conglomerate mass on the floor of the Brettun House office last evening, where President Harter and Secretary Glass conducted the count of the terrible slaughter and gave the individual scores. It was a tired crowd of hunters, many of them looking very sad eyed. The unlucky ones swore on a stack of powder that Cowley County is just about gameless—some of them didn’t see a cotton tail all day; yes, some of them didn’t see anything, which is verified by the nonentity of their score; but hardly by the appearance of their ammunition, which seems to whisper, “wasted on the desert air.” But an honest consultation of hunters was unanimous in the verdict that they never did so much traveling for so little game. The game appeared to have been notified of its impending fate and crawled in its hole. Capt. Huffman’s division laid it over Capt. Hunt’s division by a good majority. The losing side sets up the banquet at the Brettun tonight, when a big time is anticipated. James McLain, as last year, bobbed up serenely with the champion score and raked in the gold medal. Dr. Riley, with a score of 20, raked in the tin medal.
Huffman’s Division. P. A. Huffman, 1620; Jas. McLain, 1755; J. N. Harter, 410; Fred Whiting, 665; K. McClung, 765; Chas. Holmes, 730; F. Kessinger, 180; John Eaton, 235; J. R. Handy, 1130; Q. A. Glass, 115; Dr. J. G. Evans, 385; Dr. Emerson, 385; Dr. Riley, 20; J. B. Garvin, 215; T. J. Harris, 65; L. M. Williams, 170. Total: 8,845.
Hunt’s Division. J. S. Hunt, 595; Jas. Vance, 705; F. Clark (didn’t hunt); Jap Cochran, 955; H. D. Gans, 910; J. B. Nipp, 805; J. Denning (didn’t hunt); Geo. Jennings, 805; M. L. Devore, 320; Geo. Headrick, 390; A. H. Doane (didn’t hunt); Geo. McIntire, 320; G. L. Rinker, 220; J. Barnthouse, 260; Hop Shivvers, 260; D. McCutcheon (didn’t hunt). Total: 6,445.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 26, 1885.
Thursday night was the occasion of the annual banquet of the Winfield Sportsmen’s Club. The annual hunt occurred the day before, the victors and defeated had received their scores, and now was another meeting, to eat, drink (water), and be merry; the “greenies,” or unfortunates, telling how they walked and walked, and fired and fired, and came out with only a few cotton-tails; and the victors were to explain how they managed it in getting so much salt on the tails of their game. The banquet, of course, was spread in the large dining hall of the Brettun, “set up” by the losing division, under Captain Hunt. Messrs. Harter & Hill did themselves proud in the preparation of the banquet, a magnificent array of about everything obtainable in the culinary art, with waiters most attentive. At nine o’clock the feast began, partaken of by the following.
Victors: P. A. Huffman, captain; Jas. McLain, J. N. Harter, Fred Whiting, K. McClung, Chas. Holmes, F. Kessinger, John Eaton, J. R. Handy, Q. A. Glass, Dr. J. G. Evans, Dr. Emerson, Dr. Riley, J. B. Garvin, T. J. Harris, L. M. Williams.
Defeated and had to set ’em up: J. S. Hunt, captain; Jas. Vance, F. Clark, Jap Cochran, H. D. Gans, J. B. Nipp, J. Denning, Geo. Jennings, M. L. Devore, Geo. Headrick, A. H. Doane, Geo. McIntire, G. L. Rinker, J. Barnthouse, Hop Shivvers, D. McCutcheon.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 7, 1886.
The Marriage of Mr. B. W. Matlack and Miss Gertrude McMullen.
Silver pitcher and goblet, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Rembaugh, Mr. Will C. Robinson, Mr. G. D. Headrick, Mr. M. Hahn, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Doane, Dr. C. E. Pugh, Mr. Addison Brown, Mr. Will E. Hodges, Mr. Eli Youngheim, Mr. E. G. Gray, Mr. F. H. Greer.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 25, 1886.
George Headrick boarded the S. K. Tuesday for Medicine Lodge.
George D. Headrick on jury...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 1, 1886.

THAT MIGHTY CASE AGAIN. With the court room crowded with anxious spectators, Judge Snow called, yesterday afternoon, the case of the Great State of Kansas vs. C. C. Sullivan and George McCurry, charging them with stealing one chicken of the value of 25 cents, from the henery of Joseph Bucher, in Rock township. The jury men were: W. B. Little, W. E. Augerman, G. D. Headrick, Bennett Pugh, S. Allison, H. C. Buford, Jno. Bobbitt, Wm. Hudson, C. McClung, Jno. Gill, Jas. Williams, and T. J. Harris. County Attorneys, Webb & Swarts, were there for the prosecution, and Judge McDonald and O. Seward for the defense. Judge McDonald, with becoming dignity, demurred to the charge; it was not specific enough—it didn’t state whether the chicken was a rooster, a hen, or a maiden pullet. His objection was overruled and Mr. Bucher took the stand and swore positively that he saw McCurry make a fowl attack on his hen roost under the bright rays of the beautiful moon, that he saw him walk off with a chicken, age, color, or sex unknown, under his left arm, and said chicken did squawk and make diverse other noises, and that the said C. C. Sullivan kept watch while the thievery was going on. Then the court took a rest to this morning, when the case went on. A dozen or two witnesses were examined on both sides, among them three or four women.
Just before noon today the case went to the jury, which discharged the prisoners, on the ground that there was no evidence proving that the chicken was carried off the place; nobody saw this part of the thievery. The main object of the whole suit was to stop numerous petit thieving that has been going on in that neighborhood and laid pretty surely at the door of these boys, who live in a dugout on the banks of the Walnut. This case will make a memorable record.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 8, 1886.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds.
Geo D Headrick to Sarah C Hanchett, lot 9, blk 166, Winfield: $800.
[NOTE: Winfield Courier did not print an obituary for Dr. John Headrick in May 1885. As a result, coverage on Dr. Headrick will remain incomplete. MAW]
[Coverage of Dr. John Headrick and son, George D. Headrick, ended with the last item above in Winfield Courier.]


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