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                                                       Ludolphus Holcomb.
The most interesting item about Ludolphus Holcomb, often referred to as “Dolph” Holcomb, came to light in the following item...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 16, 1885.
April 7th witnessed the celebration of Ludolphus Holcomb’s fiftieth birthday. He was born in Sangamon County, Illinois, and boasts of having been an intimate friend of “Honest Abe,” Stephen A. Douglas, and Mormon Joe Smith. Mr. Holcomb was a staunch advocate of their every principle. Long may the veteran warrior sniff our gentle zephyrs.
                        Early Census Data Did Not Reveal Much about Holcomb.
The following censuses did not list persons under 21 years of age.
The first census of Cowley County was taken February 26, 1870, at the request of E. C. Manning. It listed Ellis, Lucy and Norman Holcomb.      
The 1874 census of Pleasant Valley township lists L. Holcomb, 39, and his wife Mary, 38.
The 1881 census of Pleasant Valley township lists Ludolphus, 46, his wife Mary, 45, and C. L. Holcomb, 21. C. L. Holcomb was not listed in the 1882 census although Ludolphus and Mary were listed.
The 1882 census of Rock township lists Daniel R. Holcomb, 29, and his wife, Ella E., 24.
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ROAD NOTICE. Notice is hereby given that there will be presented to the board of County Commissioners of Cowley County on the 3rd day of April, A. D. 1871, a petition to lay out a road, beginning at the town of Winfield and terminating at Arkansas City, Cowley county, crossing the Walnut river at or near the ferry of Thomas Wright, and Posey creek, at or near the claim of Ludolphus Holcomb.
Dated this 9th day of March A. D. 1871.
                                                  LUDOLPHUS HOLCOMB.
Cowley County Censor, Saturday, July 1, 1871.
Last Saturday our Publisher was the recipient of a “little phat pig.” The donor, Mr. L. Holcomb, says this gift may be considered a “bore” by some, but it will prove a “phat thing” eventually. “Without any consideration,” says P., “if this is the modern way of being bored, I’ll take a contract to be bored continually.” Mr. Holcomb has some fine stock on his farm seven miles west of this city, and has a number of “McGee Pigs” which he offers for sale.
Winfield Courier, September 4, 1873.
                         [Item relative to Farmers’ Mass Meeting and Telegram Editor.]

On Saturday morning we went to Winfield expecting to meet our brother farmers and spend the day socially with them, compar­ing notes of crops, profits, losses, experiments, etc. We hoped to take by the hand our friend, Renfro, and inquire after his horses and colts; to ask Mr. Cochran as to his corn crops in the valley and on the uplands; to congratulate Mr. Stewart and Capt. Lowery on their fine impovements and with them much happiness in their new residences; to obtain from Mr. Clingman some valuable information in regard to growing hedge; to inquire of Mr. Andrews of his brick making enterprise, and learn whether brick can be furnished so as to take the place of wood as a building material thus saving money in the county rather than sending it to the lumber men of Wisconsin and Michigan; to ask Mr. Davis and Mr. Holcomb of their fine Swine; to obtain some valuable information from Mr. Foos in regard to the management of the dairy, etc.
Winfield Courier, August 28, 1874.

                                                   To Whom It May Concern.
Whereas in a moment of passion and self-forgetfulness, in Winfield, on Saturday, the 15th day of August, 1874, I publicly made statements derogatory to the character of the family of Mr. Ludolphus Holcomb, I now desire to retract all that I then said.
                                                     JOEL P. VANDEVEER.
Subscribed in my presence, this 21st day of August, 1874.
                                             N. H. WOOD, Justice of the Peace.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 17, 1876.
Mr. R. Holcomb sold to J. L. Hon 80 acres of land for $350. Judging from the arrangements now being made, it looks as if Jim was to be the next lucky man.
Winfield Courier, March 13, 1879.
ED. COURIER:—And it came to pass in these days of shotgun persuasion, that all persons in this vicinity who are not pos­sessed of a bad cold or an attack of lung fever, are out of the fashion, and Ike Ruth, who ostensibly started on a visit to Pennsylvania three weeks ago, returned last week guilty of committing matrimony in the first degree—no shotgun used.
Messrs. L. Holcomb and Samuel Waugh last week exchanged places of abode. Dr. A. W. Holland has returned home from his medical course at Louisville, Ky., and assumes the editorship of the literary publication of Thomasville Lyceum. Charles Holcomb is sojourning in the State of Arkansas.
Winfield Courier, July 3, 1879.
Mr. H. C. Holcomb will have a stand on the (FAIR) grounds next Friday. Mr. Holcomb has been a cripple from his birth, and deserves the patronage of all kind hearted people. He is a school teacher by profession, and not having a school at present, feels desirous of doing something for himself whenever occasion offers. Let all of our readers who have a spare dime to spend patronize Mr. Holcomb.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 6, 1881 - FRONT PAGE.
Below will be found the proceedings of township meetings, organizations, and muster rolls as far as heard from. The last week before the reunion we will publish the muster rolls
                                          PLEASANT VALLEY TOWNSHIP.
                       L. HOLCOMB, CO. 1, 3RD ILLINOIS LIGHT ARTILLERY.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 13, 1882.
Having led the van of this locality in sowing the first five acres of wheat, Rudolph Holcomb, accompanied by his daughter, Miss Mollie, will recreate in Topeka and recite reminiscences of the “late unpleasantness.”
Doff Holcomb processes a recipe for removing all sorghum taste from molasses, which everyone interested in the manufacture of molasses from sorghum would do well to procure, as it removes all obnoxious taste and gives the sirup’s fine flavor.
Winfield Courier, October 12, 1882.
Mr. F. O. Popenoe, of Topeka, the Governor’s stenographer, one of the bright young men of Kansas, called on us Wednesday in company with his uncle, Mr. L. Holcomb, of Pleasant Valley.
Winfield Courier, January 25, 1883.

Having come to the conclusion that there is still a superficial quantity of sand left in the hour-glass of time—likewise in his craw—to retrieve a lost fortune, Ludolph Holcomb has wisely embarked in the sheep industry. Close attention to the details of the business will insure success in this direction.
Charles Holcomb, who has been seeking his fortune in the West—which embraces Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona—returned home a week ago. He made several strikes, the heaviest of which was when he struck for home. A card from Will Holcomb received, intimates that he has called a halt in California.
Winfield Courier, February 1, 1883.
This township holds its caucus on Saturday, the 3rd of February. Let there be a good representation of citizens present, thereby enabling the township to secure good, impartial, and efficient officers. For trustee we need a man of sound, correct judgment, which will not warp with petty spite or personal prejudice; a man who has had a little more than an ordinary acquaintance with the sciences of penmanship and mathematics, and who has heard of such a science as geology. To the wisdom and consideration of the caucus we would commend Ludolph Holcomb as a man possessing these qualifications in an eminent degree, besides having had ample experience in this line of work.
Winfield Courier, February 15, 1883.
                                                         Township Elections.
The following township officers were declared elected by the Board of Commissioners at their canvass of the vote on Tuesday.
PLEASANT VALLEY: Ludolphus Holcomb, trustee; Frank A. Chapin, clerk; Daniel Gramm, treasurer; D. S. Sherrard, J. P.; S. Miller and A. Post, constables.
Winfield Courier, February 22, 1883.
Having come off victorious in the township election, in the office of trustee, Ludolph Holcomb concluded to celebrate his success by making a trip to Kansas City.
Winfield Courier, March 8, 1883.
                                                         Assessors Meeting.
On Monday, March 5th, 1883, the Assessors of Cowley County, Kansas, met at Winfield.
Present: J. B. Nipp, Creswell Township; I. D. Harkleroad, Silverdale; L. Holcomb; Pleasant Valley; Elisha Haynes, Harvey; R. B. Corson, Fairview; H. McKibben, Tisdale; W. Senseney, Ninnescah; Joseph Gorham, Maple; S. L. Jones, Beaver; J. A. Cochran, Liberty; J. A. Irwin, Windsor; D. Beard, Cedar; L. S. Cogswell, Omnia; E. D. Skinner, Vernon; B. Shriver, Sheridan; S. M. Wells, Dexter; H. J. Sandfort, Richland; J. P. Short, Winfield City; P. A. Lorry, Bolton; T. A. Blanchard, Walnut.
J. B. Nipp was chosen Chairman and P. A. Lorry, Secretary.
J. A. Cochran, I. D. Harkleroad, and S. D. Jones were chosen a committee on schedule of personal property assessments and reported as follows, which report was unanimously adopted as the basis of assessment for the year 1883.
The personal property committee reported same basis as last year, which was adopted.

Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.
                      Assessors’ Returns of Personal Property and Population for 1883.
Total valuation of personal property in Cowley County on March 1st, 1883, as shown by the assessment rolls: $1,087,751.
                                 Gain in valuation since March 1st, 1882: $252,408.
Valuation of K. C., L. & S. K. R. R., March 1st, 1883: $244,996.05.
Valuation of Wichita & Southwestern R. R., March 1st, 1883: $225,967.43.
[They gave gain of Personal Property and Population since March 1, 1882, by Townships, leaving Gains/Losses out for Cedar, Arkansas City, Omnia.
                                        Total gain of Personal Property: $252,408.
Beaver 780, Bolton 1,184, Cedar 677, Arkansas City 1,882, Creswell 763, Dexter 924, Fairview 512, Harvey 788, Liberty 716, Maple 636, Ninnescah 700, Omnia 347, Otter 463, Pleasant Valley 800, Richland 923, Rock 706, Sheridan 622, Silver Creek 928, Spring Creek 449, Silverdale 744, Tisdale 870, Vernon 930, Walnut 896, Windsor 900, Winfield City 3,284. TOTAL POPULATION: 22,516.
                                      TOWNSHIPS—GAIN IN POPULATION.
Beaver 51, Bolton 221, Arkansas City 526, Creswell 92, Dexter 27, Harvey 171, Liberty 121, Maple 88, Ninnescah 53, Pleasant Valley 29, Rock 33, Sheridan 6, Silver Creek 131, Spring Creek 65, Silverdale 104, Tisdale 54, Windsor 14, Winfield City 624 [?].
                                 Total Gain in Population of above townships: 2,410.
                                TOWNSHIPS WHICH LOST IN POPULATION:
Cedar 51, Fairview 9, Omnia 77, Richland 86, Vernon 79, Walnut 143.
                                  Total Loss in Population of above townships: 445.
While the increase of personal property and population in the county is very satisfactory, the improvement in the assessors’ returns for 1883 seem to have kept pace with the general improvement of the county. Not a bad return this year; some with slight mistakes, thirteen correct, and altogether, without doubt, much the most correct returns that have been made since the organization of the county. Below I give the names of the trustees whose returns needed and received no corrections in this office.
S. D. Jones, Beaver; P. A. Lorry, Bolton; J. B. Nipp, Creswell; E. Haynes, Harvey; Jos. Gorham, Maple; T. H. Aley, Otter; Ludolphus Holcomb, Pleasant Valley; H. J. Sandfort, Richland, S. D. Williams, Rock, Geo. Eaton, Spring Creek; Hugh McKibben, Tisdale; J. H. Irwin, Windsor, J. P. Short, Winfield City. J. S. HUNT, County Clerk.
Winfield Courier, July 5, 1883.
Mr. Ludolph Holcomb of Pleasant Valley Township brings us a half bushel of the “boss” potatoes of the season, being large, fair, ripe, and mealy. L. H. is one of the farmers of whom the county may well be proud.
Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.
Mr. W. L. Holcomb of Butler County, brother-in-law of the musical Davis family, attended the teachers’ examination at this place last week, and will become a Cowley schoolteacher. He has settled in Rock Township.

Winfield Courier, December 6, 1883.
Last Wednesday evening Miss Mollie Holcomb was surprised by a party of her young friends and schoolmates, headed by her teacher, who came to celebrate her fourteenth birthday.
Winfield Courier, December 27, 1883.
Last Friday evening Will Holcomb returned home from his European tour. He played sailor while on the ocean and is now chuck full of “jibbon, aft, aloft, main sail, yards, deck forecastle,” and navigation literature generally. He has no anxiety to be “rocked in the cradle of the deep” again.
Winfield Courier, February 14, 1884.
                                                          Township Officers.
The Board of Commissioners met Tuesday and canvassed the vote for township officers. The following were declared elected.
Beaver, J. W. Browning; Bolton, A. T. Cooper; Cedar, Richard Courtright; Creswell,
M. N. Sinnott; Dexter, S. H. Wells; Fairview, R. B. Corson; Harvey, Geo. Shelley; Liberty, J. A. Cochran; Maple, E. J. Cole; Ninnescah, A. J. Worden; Omnia, G. B. Darlington; Otter, J. H. Bartgis; Pleasant Valley, L. Holcomb; Richland, R. S. Sandfort; Rock, M. N. Martindale; Sheridan, Barney Shriver; Silver Creek, Ed Pate; Silverdale, P. F. Haines; Spring Creek, H. S. Libby; Tisdale, H. H. Sparrow; Vernon, H. H. Martin; Walnut, A. J. Thompson; Windsor, W. L. Koons.
Winfield Courier, February 21, 1884.
                     Office of the County Clerk, Winfield, Kansas, February 12th, 1884.
BOARD met in regular session agreeable to adjournment of January 16, 1884. Present: S. C. Smith (Chairman), Amos Walton, Commissioner, County Attorney, and J. S. Hunt, County Clerk.
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.
                                           PLEASANT VALLEY TOWNSHIP.
Judges: L. Holcomb, S. Johnson, S. G. Martin.
Clerks: J. S. Hill, D. W. Holcomb.
Winfield Courier, March 13, 1884.
Winfield, Kansas, March 3, 1881.
The following named township and city assessors of Cowley County, Kansas, met, pursuant to law, at the office of the county clerk March 3rd, 1881.

J. W. Browning, Beaver; A. T. Cooper, Bolton; Richard Courtwright, Cedar; M. N. Sinnott, Creswell; S. H. Wells, Dexter; R. B. Corson, Fairview; G. W. Shelley, Harvey; J. H. Cochran, Liberty; E. J. Cole, Maple; A. J. Werden, Ninnescah; G. B. Darlington, Omnia; J. H. Bartgis, Otter; L. Holcomb, Pleasant Valley; H. J. Sandford, Richland; M. N. Martin-dale, Rock; Barney Shriver, Sheridan; Ed Pate, Silver Creek; P. F. Haynes, Silver Dale; H. S. Libby, Spring Creek; J. H. Sparrow, Tisdale; H. H. Martin, Vernon; A. J. Thompson, Walnut; W. L. Koons, Windsor; J. W. Arrowsmith, Winfield City.
Meeting organized by electing W. L. Koons, chairman, and M. N. Sinnott, secretary.
Winfield Courier, March 20, 1884.
                                                        GOOD, BUT LATE.
Mr. Millington: If your suggestion to the assessors had been placed before them on the 30th inst., they certainly would have been entitled to our consideration as there are many points which in my opinion would have been concurred in, but coming at the late date of the 13th inst., found many assessors already at work; hence you will see the reason for not adopting new rules. The basis of this year is an improvement on last year and is no doubt as good as the county ever had—a committee should have at least two days to make a report on a basis of valuation instead of about two hours. Our Committee did the best they could with the light they had and it is to be regretted that at the time you should have been making your suggestions to them, you were busy in your sanctum grinding out six columns of reasons why the people should shoulder one hundred thousand dollars more taxation on the wheelbarrow line to Arkansaw. I hope that under our present prosperous prospects that every taxpayer will have the manhood to make prompt and honest statements to the assessors.
                                                            L. HOLCOMB.
It is not a bit too late yet, nor will it be until the returns are made to the county clerk. The assessor can revise his work as far as he has gone at a cost of a day or at most two or three more days of time and the county can well afford to pay for the time taken for the revision.
Since our issue of last week, we have been informed by the city assessor that he is valuing all property on the principles laid down by our article of last week. We hope all our township assessors will follow suit. There is not the slightest need of valuing any property for less than one-third of its actual value in order to protect our county against lower valuation in other counties of the state. The assessors of Atchison and of some other counties have agreed to assess the real estate of their counties at one half of real value; and as we look over the published doings of the assessors meetings of the various counties as given by our exchanges, we find that while some have adopted systems of valuation which are grossly unjust as between citizens of the same county, yet none have agreed on an average valuation of less than one third of real value.
Now our board of assessors say:
“Threshers, first class, 50 percent off 1st cost.
Harvesters, first class, 50 percent off 1st cost.
Headers, first class, 50 percent off 1st cost.
Reapers and mowers, 1st class, 40 percent off 1st cost.
Wagons and carriages, 1st class, 50 percent off first cost.
All other machinery left at the discretion of the assessors.
Gold and silver watches, plate and jewelry, pianos, and all other musical instruments at their cash value.
Land on basis as equalized by board of County Commissioners two years ago, with value of new improvements added thereto.”

This quotation contains assessment rates at cash value, seven tenths of cash value, one half of cash value, and on lands a range from cash value all the way down to less than one tenth of cash value, for it is a well known fact that some lands have been sold within the last two years for more than ten times the equalized value of two years ago.
Then the basis of assessment says: “Hogs 2 to 3 cents per pound; corn 11 to 15 cents per bushel; wheat 30 to 50.” Now the best wheat is worth about 75 cents in the bins and the poorest probably 50. The rates of assessment is two thirds of real value. The best corn is not worth more than 25 to 30 cents in the crib and the rate is more than half of its real value. The basis for hogs is at least one half of real value and we should judge that the basis for horses, mules, cattle, and sheep is from one third up to a half of real value on an average. Why should a man who has a thousand dollars worth of machines, corn, wheat, hogs, or cattle be taxed five times as much as one who has a thousand dollar farm?
What authority a board of assessors have to decide to tax some property twice to ten times as much as other property of same value we do not know. The law demands that the assessments shall be at value. The object of the law is equality and justice. If all property was assessed at one third of actual value, the object of the law would be attained except so far as it affects the exemption. Nobody would be robbed for the benefit of others, but each would pay his just proportion of taxes. Any valuation which is not the true value of the property assessed or a fixed and certain proportion of that value for all property, is robbery, and we think illegal and void. No assessor or board of assessors have any right to discriminate for or against any kind of property in the least.
We trust that the balance of our county assessors will fall in and do their full duty in this matter.
Winfield Courier, April 24, 1884.
                                                           Mark is Gratified
To state that Corporal Doff Holcomb is about through quizzing his neighbors and friends of this township relative to their wealth.
Winfield Courier, May 15, 1884.
Walter L. Holcomb, the real estate man of Douglass and a member by marriage of the musical Davis family, was in the city last week looking after a case in the District Court.
Winfield Courier, August 7, 1884.
Last year two dead horses were planted on the banks of the river just south of Winfield and caused a very unpleasant odor and a like offense was committed last week by dumping a scavenger’s’s cart near the South Bridge. Now let it be understood that the offense must not be repeated. All persons should have more regard for the health of the community then to spread filth and putrefaction along the public roads. This is a reform that will be enforced.
                                                            L. HOLCOMB.
Winfield Courier, August 7, 1884.
T. F. Axtel has leased his Pleasant Valley farm to L. Holcomb and gone to New York for an extensive visit.
Arkansas City Republican, October 11, 1884.

Ludolphus Holcomb is making arrangements for a change of base. He has rented Edward Campbell’s farm of South Bend, this (Pleasant Valley) Township.
Miss Mollie Holcomb has gone to Topeka to attend school. Mollie is a studious girl and will make the best of her opportunities, and after having climbed the heights of Pegasus, will return home a classical scholar.
Winfield Courier, October 16, 1884.
                                                          The County Board.
The Board of County Commissioners was in session last week and a part of this. Most of the time was consumed in adjusting the numerous county road cases that came before it. It appearing that Robt. Thirsk, of Walnut Township, had been erroneously assessed $147 on personal property, the same was remitted. The resignation of L. Holcomb, trustee of Pleasant Valley Township, was accepted, and Geo. W. Robertson appointed to fill the vacancy. The official bond of J. B. Nipp, incoming County Treasurer, was approved. The First National Bank of Winfield was designated as the place of deposit for the county funds, conditioned that a good and constitutional bond be given and that said bank pay 2 percent annual interest upon the average daily deposits, such interest to be credited monthly.
Winfield Courier, November 6, 1884.
Mr. Holcomb, our Trustee, has moved on to Edward Campbell’s farm.
Arkansas City Republican, November 22, 1884.
The genial phiz of Charles Holcomb is once more seen among us.
Ludolphus Holcomb is crowing over a second crop of potatoes. There is nothing miserly or penurious about our southern Kansas climate. GRAPHITE.
Arkansas City Republican, December 27, 1884.
Lou Holcomb was awarded the prize as champion speller at our schoolhouse last night.
                    [Note: Not certain which is correct, “Lou” or “Lon” Holcomb.]
                                                    SOUTH BEND. “O. V.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 5, 1885.
Lon. Holcomb is recovering after several days sickness.
Arkansas City Republican, February 20, 1886.
Sammie Holcomb, of Great Bend [South Bend], this county, is visiting old acquaintances of this community this week.
                                                    SOUTH BEND. “G. V.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 12, 1885.
One day last week Mr. Holcomb entertained Prof. E. M. Garret, of Kentucky, and Mr. Watt, of Hackney. The Professor is looking at Kansas clime with the notion of becoming a Jayhawker.
Miss Mollie Holcomb has returned from Topeka where she has been visiting relatives and attending school. She arrived at the “mushroom city,” Hackney, and took her trunk to Teter’s Hotel on Timme street, between the depot and north hedge row.

                                                    SOUTH BEND. “G. V.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 9, 1885.
Squire Broadwell let Will Holcomb down most awfully on about April 1st. Don’t ask Will whether he kissed “a strawberry on the hill,” or he will surely blush clear down to his stomach.
Jim Albert came to South Bend last week to talk circus business with Will Holcomb. These two models of grace and double beauty will probably torture Tony Agler’s ten-cent audiences this season.
                                                    SOUTH BEND. “G. V.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 16, 1885.
Mrs. Welman’s house caught fire one day recently, and would have been totally destroyed had it not been that Mr. Holcomb appeared on the scene. Mr. Holcomb deserves much credit for the manner in which he applied pure, cold water to the flames.
April 7th witnessed the celebration of Ludolphus Holcomb’s fiftieth birthday. He was born in Sangamon County, Illinois, and boasts of having been an intimate friend of “Honest Abe,” Stephen A. Douglas, and Mormon Joe Smith. Mr. Holcomb was a staunch advocate of their every principle. Long may the veteran warrior sniff our gentle zephyrs.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 21, 1885.
D. W. Holcomb, one of South Bend’s brightest and most substantial young men, was up last evening, having just come through a three weeks mumpish siege, looking much the worse. He reports much damage to crops along the Walnut, in his neighborhood.
                                                    SOUTH BEND. “G. V.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 4, 1885.
One day, not long since, “G. V.” saw Mr. Holcomb mowing weeds and hauling them away. Of course, “G. V.’s curiosity overcame his modesty, and he went to inquire whether the weeds were to be used as sickworm nutriment. “Those weeds will immejitly be hog feed,” said Mr. Holcomb. Thus our farmers are clearing out the weeds with the intention of saving 50 cent corn.
                                                 STAR VALLEY. “DUFFY.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 25, 1885.
Mr. Holcomb came down from the upper county last week to view his wheat crop on Mr. Richards’ farm. He sold his interest to Mr. Richards on certain conditions.
                                          HACKNEY SCRAPINGS. “TYPO.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 30, 1885.
Will Holcomb, one of the old boys, is now superintendent of the South Bend Sunday school. We will warrant that Will does the thing up brown.
                                                    SOUTH BEND. “G. V.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 3, 1885.
South Bend Sunday School is on the rocky road to prosperity under the efficient superintendency of Mrs. Elbige [? Eldridge], who was recently elected in that capacity. With an average attendance of about 50, we are really paying due attention to that cause. Ex-Supt. Holcomb had worked and watched as well as could have been expected of so offensive a partisan, but as business matters became pushing, he resigned.

                                                    SOUTH BEND. “G. V.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 17, 1885.
Miss Mollie Holcomb will attend the fall term of Manhattan college. She will stay until qualified to pass an examination as pedagoguess. May success crown her efforts.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 17, 1885.
D. W. Holcomb was up from South Bend Tuesday to see his sister, Miss Mollie, off for the Manhattan College. She is a bright young lady and all rejoice at her opportunity to advance in educational matters.
                                       HACKNEY HAPPENINGS. “MARK.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 5, 1885.
Dolf. Holcomb, Esq., of South Bend, was around calling on his friends in this neighborhood Wednesday. L. H. Holcomb, who is one of the Union’s old veterans, said he struck out for several days’ foraging and thought a haversack was useless, since there is not as much competition in that line as there was along in the sixties.


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