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Holland Family

                                                       West (Wes) Holland.
Kansas 1875 Census Beaver Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name                           age sex color   Place/birth              Where from
C. G. Holland               29    m    w       North Carolina       North Carolina
Martha E. Holland  16     f     w            Kentucky                     Kentucky
Eva B. Holland         1     f     w            Kansas
C. O. Holland               21    m    w       North Carolina       North Carolina
Kansas 1875 Census Pleasant Valley Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name                           age sex color          Place/birth              Where from
West Holland               55    m    w       North Carolina       North Carolina
Sarah Holland               52     f     w            North Carolina       North Carolina
Loretta Holland            27     f     w            North Carolina       North Carolina
Arthur Holland        25    m    w       North Carolina       North Carolina
Martha J. Holland         23     f     w            North Carolina       North Carolina
C. C. Holland               21    m    w       North Carolina       North Carolina
Alexander Holland  20    m    w       North Carolina       North Carolina
Ugenea Holland            18     f     w            North Carolina       North Carolina
William Holland            16    m    w       North Carolina       North Carolina
[Ramsone? Holland      13    m    w       North Carolina       North Carolina
Jancy Holland               11     f     w            North Carolina       North Carolina
Edith Holland                  9     f     w            North Carolina       North Carolina
West Holland                 8    m    w       North Carolina       North Carolina
Holland, C. G., 28; spouse, Matta, age not given.
Holland, Chris A., 21. No spouse listed.
Holland, C. G., 29. No spouse listed.
Holland, A. W., 27. No spouse listed. Post Office Address: Winfield.
Holland, C. G., 31. No spouse listed. Post Office Address: Winfield.
Holland, A. W.: 24. No spouse listed. Post Office Address: Tannehill.
Holland, C. G., 34; spouse, Martha E., 21. Post Office Address: Tannehill.
Holland, C. G., 35; spouse, Mattie E., 24.
Holland, West, 55; spouse, Sarah, 52.
Holland, Arthur C., 27; spouse, Rittie C., 27 or 29. Other female: M. J., 22.
Holland, West, 57; spouse, Sutler, 53.
Holland, A. C., 29; spouse, Lucy, 21.

Holland, West, 59; spouse, Sallie, 56.
Holland, A. C., 32; spouse, M. J., 28.
Holland, A. W., 26; spouse, Lucy, 23.
Holland, West, 60; spouse, Sally, 58.
Holland, A. C.: 30; souse, Martha J., age not given.
Holland, A. W., 24; spouse, Louzenia, age not given.
Holland, West, 61; spouse, Sallie, 58.
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
West Holland...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 4, 1873.
                                                   FARMERS’ MEETING.
By invitation of the Pleasant Valley Farmers’ Club, the Beaver Farmers’ Club and delegates from the Tisdale Farmers’ Club met at the schoolhouse in Pleasant Valley at 7:30 o’clock P.M. Sept. 3d, 1873. Meeting called to order by Mr. Shaw, Esq., of Pleasant Valley. By motion Mr. K. J. Wright of Beaver was chosen Chairman. Moved that Mr. Henderson of Pleasant Valley act as Rec. Secretary; and N. C. McCulloch, of Beaver, act as Cor. Secretary pro tem. The object of the meeting stated by Mr. West Holland, to consider the propriety of, and to take steps to put a Farmers’ ticket in the field to fill the county offices this fall. Remarks by Mac W. Roseberry of Beaver, and Mr. Gay, of Tisdale. The resolutions of the 23rd called for, and read by the Corresponding Secretary. Discussed by Mr. Holland, McCulloch, and Walton. Mr. McCulloch being called for to make a speech, said that he was not an orator, but a farmer, and that in lieu of a speech he would read “A Warning” from the Telegram, and by request explained his position. Remarks by Mr. M. S. Roseberry of Beaver, Mr. Foughty of Tisdale, and Mr. Shaw of Pleasant Valley. Mr. Shaw moved that the Pleasant Valley Club cut loose from the 23rd movement. Debated. Standing vote taken, and motion carried unanimously. By motion of Mr. Foughty, of Tisdale, it was resolved to hold a County Convention at Tisdale September 29th. By motion the Corresponding Secretary was instructed to furnish the proceedings of this meeting to the County papers for publication. On motion, adjourned. N. C. McCULLOCH, Cor. Sec’y, pro tem.
Art C. Holland, Holland’s Schoolhouse...
Winfield Courier, February 20, 1874.
                                                    Resolution of Approval.
The Pleasant Valley grange met at Holland’s Schoolhouse February 14th, 1874, and after transaction of other business per­taining to the order, the following resolution was read, and unanimously adopted, viz:
Resolved, That this grange heartily indorses the action of the County Commissioners in appointing a committee to correct the errors in the County Clerk’s and Treasurer’s office, and that the Secretary present a copy of this resolution to the county papers with a request of publication. H. H. CONSTANT, Master.
Art C. HOLLAND, Secretary.
Dr. C. G. Holland...

Winfield Courier, March 27, 1874.
                          BEAVER TOWNSHIP, COWLEY CO., FEB. 26, 1874.
The thirtieth grange in this county was organized by deputy Worden at Pleasant Grove schoolhouse on the night of Feb. 21st. The Charter members number 28.
J. M. Midkiff, Master.
Dr. J. P. Taylor, Overseer.
Dr. C. G. Holland, Lecturer.
Wm. Bonnewell, Steward.
Enos P. Copple, Asst. Steward.
Lit Bonnewell, Chaplain.
Jessie Chatfield, Treasurer.
S. B. Littell, Secretary.
R. L. McCulloch, Gate Keeper.
Kate Kizer, Ceres.
Mrs. Lou Oliver, Pomona.
Tilly Weitzel, Flora.
Mrs. Susan M. Taylor, Lady Asst. Steward.
Members of other granges are invited to visit us. J. M. MIDKIFF, M.
S. B. LITTELL, Secretary.
A. C. Holland...
Winfield Courier, April 24, 1874.
                                                 Commissioner’s Proceeding.
                                              COWLEY CLERK’S OFFICE,
                                        Cowley County, Kan., April 16th, 1874.
The following is a list of bills allowed by the Board of County Commissioners at their last regular meeting, showing the amount to whom allowed, and for what purpose.
Gophers: Stephen Mann, $1.70; T. W. Morris, $3.50; A. J. Burrell, $3.00; A. C. Holland, $4.60.
A. H. Holland, Holland county road...
Winfield Courier, September 18, 1874.
                                                Commissioners’ Proceedings.
                                             OFFICE OF COUNTY CLERK,
                                            Winfield, Kansas, Sept. 7th, 1874.
Board met in regular session. Present: R. F. Burden and M. S. Roseberry.
And now came A. C. Holland, and moved the board to set aside the order of the board heretofore made on the 19th day of May, 1874, rejecting the report of the viewers and survey of what is known as the Holland county road, and it appearing to the board that the road is traveled by the public and the owners of the land affected by the opening of the road having relieved all damages sustained by them in consequence of the opening of the road, the report of the viewers and survey made in that behalf is approved and the road ordered opened, and the same recorded and platted on the road record.

John Holland...
Winfield Courier, September 18, 1874.
The following is a list of cases that will stand for trial at the September term of the District Court, Cowley County, Kansas, to be held on and from the 28th, inst., and have been placed upon the Trial Docket in the following order.
                                             CIVIL DOCKET. FOURTH DAY.
                                                    J. Griffith vs. John Holland.
Mr. C. C. Holland...
Winfield Courier, May 6, 1875.
At the examination of teachers last week, eighteen appli­cants were present. Certificates were granted as follows.
                                                Third Grade: Mr. C. C. Holland.
C. G. Holland...
Winfield Courier, October 14, 1875.
                                                       Reform Convention!
                        Meeting of the Unterrified and Slaughter of the Innocents!
                            The Republican Ticket Indorsed Almost Throughout!
The convention of self-styled Reformers met at the Court­house in this city last Saturday and organized with M. B. Leonard of Creswell, for Chairman, and C. G. Holland and Ed Millard, Secretaries.
The Committee on Resolutions, of which T. M. McIntire, of Creswell, was chairman, reported the following which, on motion, was rather meekly adopted.
1. Resolved, That the policy of further contraction of the currency at this time is calculated to bring financial ruin to the agricultural, manufacturing, and commercial interests of the country and will only be of advantage to the bond holders and money loaners of the East.
2. Resolved, That the National bank system was originated and has been sustained in the interest of the monied oligarchy of the East and has subserved no purpose save the protection of that interest at the expense of the productive and commercial inter­ests of the West.
3. Resolved, That the course of the administration in subsidizing the local press of the country by the appointment of partisan editors to federal offices is destructive of the independence and usefulness of the press and merits the hearty condemnation of all patriots.
4. Resolved, That competency and honesty being the quali­ties which should alone commend a candidate, we hereby pledge ourselves to the nominees of the convention so long as we remain convinced that they possess these qualifications and no longer.
                                                  T. M. McINTIRE, Chairman.
Dr. C. Holland...
Arkansas City Traveler, March 8, 1876.
BORN. On Friday evening, to Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Holland, a son. Weight 7½ pounds. The Doctor is progressing.
A. C. Holland...
Winfield Courier, March 9, 1876.

A. C. Holland closed his school at Bethel schoolhouse last Friday.
W. G. Holland, Holland schoolhouse...
Arkansas City Traveler, March 15, 1876.
We expect an extensive area of prairie will be broken this summer, as J. L. Hon, E. Chapin, W. Hawkins, and W. G. Holland have already commenced to turn the sod.
Mr. Frank Chapin has organized, and is successfully teaching a singing school in the Holland schoolhouse. Mr. Chapin is a well qualified and an experienced teacher, and we therefore expect nothing but complete success.
The absence of Rev. Wingar and other ministers from the Holland schoolhouse has caused many of us to stay at home, having no place to go on the Sabbath.
Dr. C. G. Holland...
Cowley County Democrat, Thursday, April 6, 1876.
                                                 PROFESSIONAL CARDS.
C. G. HOLLAND, M. D., PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.—Dr. Holland is located one mile northwest of Thomasville, and will practice in all branches of the profession.
C. C. Holland...
Arkansas City Traveler, April 12, 1876.
The examination of applicants for teachers took place at the schoolhouse at Winfield Friday and Saturday, April 7th and 8th. Professors T. A. Wilkinson, A. B. Lemmon and E. W. Hulse consti­tuted the Board of Examiners. There were twenty-nine applicants, named as follows:
Dora Winslow, Vernon Township.
Jennie Lawson, Maggie Stansberry, Mary Stansberry, Effie Randall, Sarah E. Davis, Ioa Roberts, Alice Pyburn, Emily Rob­erts, S. E. Moore, M. J. Huff, Ollie Huff, Winfield Township.
Sarah Bovee, Mrs. I. E. Brown, Ella Davis, New Salem Township.
C. E. Fitzgerald, Ella Clover, Emma Burden, Arvilla Elliott, Lou A. Bedell, Lazette Township.
Kate Birdzell, Albertine Maxwell, Louisa Franklin, Laura E. Turner, Arkansas City.
Nancy J. Baxter, Alice A. Mann, Little Dutch Township.
Gertie Davis, Tisdale Township.
C. C. Holland, M. L. Smith, Pleasant Valley Township.
The ages of the applicants were 15 to 23 years, and the average standard eight, on a scale of ten.
Winfield Courier, April 13, 1876.

Twenty-nine teachers were present at the examination last Friday and Saturday. Of those present the following received second grade certificates: Misses Dora Winslow, Maggie Stansberry, Mary Stansberry, Gertie Davis, Louisa Franklin, Laura E. Turner, Mr. C. C. Holland, and Mrs. I. E. Brown. Those who received third grade certificates are as follows: Misses Sarah Bovee, C. E. Fitzgerald, Ella Davis, Albertine Maxwell, Effie Randall, Sarah E. Davis, Ella Clover, Ioa Roberts, Emma Burden, Arvilla Elliott, L. A. Bedell, M. J. Huff, and Mr. M. L. Smith.
Dr. C. G. Holland...
Arkansas City Traveler, April 19, 1876.
The card of Dr. Holland appears this week, announcing his intention to attend to all professional calls. The Doctor has had considerable practice in Beaver and other townships.
     Dr. Holland is located one mile northwest of Thomasville, and will practice in all branches of the profession.
Art Holland, Holland schoolhouse...
Arkansas City Traveler, April 26, 1876.
                                          PLEASANT VALLEY, April 24, 1876.
The Union Sabbath School was reorganized at the Holland schoolhouse Sunday, April 16. Rev. Mason was chosen to act in the capacity of Superintendent; Mr. Al. Hon was elected
librari­an, and Mrs. Amy Chapin, treasurer.
Peter Retherford and Samuel Waugh have purchased a two-thirds interest in the Vibrator threshing machine owned and run last season by Messrs. Frederick and Hays. Art Holland has ordered a Battle Creek Vibrator from Kansas City, and intends to try the virtue of the machine on Mr. T. A. Wilkinson’s farm about the 15th of June. Mr. Holtby, Mr. White, and Mr. Huff talk of buying harvesters this season.
Dr. Holland...
Winfield Courier, May 11, 1876.
The great rain of last Friday night was accompanied with hail in some localities. In Beaver Township the hail did great damage. K. J. Wright lost 25 acres of wheat, W. D. Lester 35 acres, W. A. Freeman a good many acres, and several other farmers lost heavily. The flood on the creek drove Dr. Holland and others on the bottom out of their houses.
Holland schoolhouse...
Arkansas City Traveler, May 17, 1876.
                                          PLEASANT VALLEY, May 15, 1876.
Revs. McDonald and Reese have arrived, and have been holding a series of meetings at the Holland schoolhouse.
D. Holland, Holland schoolhouse...
Arkansas City Traveler, June 7, 1876. Front Page.   
Mr. Fowler is having 160 acres of prairie broken this season, and is going to have it sown in wheat this fall. D. Holland, John Hawkins, Woods Retherford, and others are still turning the sod.
Rev. Wingar preaches at the Holland schoolhouse every alternate Sabbath. The Union Sabbath school is one of the best and most interesting schools in Cowley County. Mr. Mason is determined to have a library, which will add greatly to the interest of the school.
Dr. Holland...

Winfield Courier, June 8, 1876.
Dr. Holland can’t make his bridges stick to Beaver, if he can plasters. Try again Dr.
West Holland, A. C. Holland, A. W. Holland, Holland schoolhouse...
Arkansas City Traveler, July 19, 1876.
                        [This letter was received last week too late for publica­tion. ED.]
                                          PLEASANT VALLEY, July 10, 1876.
A. C. Holland and H. Holtby tested the merits of their new Vibrator on the 2nd inst., by threshing West Holland’s wheat. The machine gives entire satisfaction, and threshes at the rate of 400 bushels per day. Messrs. Frederick, Lewis, and Retherford are also running a threshing machine in this vicinity, which does good work.
Master A. W. Holland, of Beaver Township, contemplates going to Chicago to attend a course of medical lectures during the coming winter. Having been engaged in the study of physiology and anatomy, Alex. will make a successful pill peddler.
Rev. Annis, of Sumner County, delivered a short but inter­esting sermon at the Holland schoolhouse last Sabbath, which caused many of our worldly church goers to bow their heads in deep and solemn reflection.
Holland schoolhouse...
Winfield Courier, July 20, 1876.
A new style of gospel is being preached at the Holland schoolhouse and other places in this and Sumner County by two or three traveling preachers, who call themselves Christ’s disci­ples. They are reported as healing the sick and restoring the infirm to health. They wear their hair long, part it in the middle, and observe other unusual habits. Several converts have joined them, five of whom were baptized in the Walnut, near Moore’s mill, last Sabbath.
Holland schoolhouse...
Winfield Courier, August 3, 1876.
                                       PLEASANT VALLEY, AUGUST 1, 1876.
The picnic on Walnut, in the vicinity of Odessa school­house, held on Saturday, July 29th, in which five Sabbath schools participated, was, in spite of the hot weather, a success. A better speech could not have been listened to than the one made by Professor Lemmon, of Winfield, on the occasion. Mr. Klingman gave a history of Excelsior school, and while he was able to truthfully boast of its being the first one organized on the divide, Mr. Hon, representing Pleasant Valley school, was enabled to inform the people that his school was only a few weeks later in organizing. Mr. Mason then stood up in behalf of the school at Brane’s schoolhouse, and gave an interesting history of it in a few appropriate remarks.

The McDonaldites are getting to be quite numerous in the vicinity of the Holland schoolhouse. Five more were added to their number and plunged into the water this week. Now the astonishing fact is that as Satan has come to establish his kingdom on earth, so many can be found to enter in. They call themselves “followers of Christ,” and claim to be healing the sick and performing many miracles, but, the only miracle they have been able as yet to perform, has been the cheating of some of our neighbors out of their bed and board for a few weeks. We are sorry that some of our good citizens are being thus misled, and hope that Brigham will soon call his children to some other field of labor. VERITAS.
A. C. Holland referred to...
Arkansas City Traveler, September 6, 1876.
I am informed that Holland and Holtby threshed for Mr. Beesley, of Beaver Creek, 104 bushels of wheat from three acres of land. C. C. H.
West Holland...
Winfield Courier, September 28, 1876. Editorial Page.
                                            DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION.
The convention met at the courthouse last Saturday and temporarily organized by electing E. P. Young chairman and J. W. Curns secretary. Committees were appointed and the conven­tion adjourned till 1 o’clock.
On reassembling the committee on permanent organization reported Amos Walton as chairman and P. W. Smith as Secretary.
The committee on credentials reported the following as delegates.
Pleasant Valley Township: W. H. Nelson, West Holland, J. P. Eckels.
Holland schoolhouse...
Winfield Courier, December 14, 1876.
                                                         Christmas Dinner.
Will be served at Holland’s Schoolhouse Monday the 25th at 1 o’clock P.M. All are invited. Dinner, 25 cents per couple.
Dr. Holland...
Arkansas City Traveler, February 28, 1877.
DR. HOLLAND and a number of others expect to start to the Black Hills in April. They have their own teams and will go by land.
Dr. Holland...
Arkansas City Traveler, April 3, 1877.
BORN. To Mr. and Mrs. McCormick a nine pound girl, Tuesday evening. Dr. Holland, general superintendent.
Dr. C. G. Holland...
Winfield Courier, April 19, 1877.
Board of County Commissioners met in regular session. All the Board present with James McDermott, County Attorney, and M. G. Troup, County Clerk. Among other proceedings had, sundry claims were presented and passed upon as follows:
                                              C. G. Holland, pauper bill: $20.00
C. C. Holland...
Arkansas City Traveler, August 15, 1877.
The following are the teachers attending the Cowley County Normal.
                             One of those in attendance from Winfield: C. C. Holland.
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.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 3, 1877.
C. C. Holland has an eight months’ school at $37 per month, at Stony Point in Bolton Township.
Winfield Courier, November 1, 1877.
                                                         Teachers’ Directory.
                                          C. C. Holland, Dist. No. 89, Ark. City.
Dr. C. G. Holland, West Holland...
Winfield Courier, November 15, 1877.
                                         TOWNSHIP OFFICERS ELECTED.
Beaver—C. G. Holland, Trustee; Warren Wood, Treasurer; W. A. Freeman, Clerk; C. G. Bradbury, Justice; Theo. Wright, Constable.
Pleasant Valley—   West Holland, Trustee; S. H. Tolles, Treasurer; C. J. Brane, Clerk; B. W. Sitter, E. H. Chapin, Justices; J. L. Hon, Constable.
A. C. Holland, C. C. Holland...
Winfield Courier, November 22, 1877.
                                       Claims Presented for Election Services.
Among other proceedings had, the Board allowed the following claims for election services.
                                         Listed: A. C. Holland and C. C. Holland.
Dr. C. G. Holland...
Winfield Courier, January 17, 1878.
Dr. C. G. Holland is again intruding on the Indian reservation and committing depredations on its game. Owing to the general good health of this vicinity, Doc is necessarily compelled to hunt for a living.
C. C. Holland...
Winfield Courier, January 31, 1878.
                                                          SCHOOL NEWS.
C. C. Holland, from 89, was in town Saturday last.
C. C. Holland...
Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1878.
                                             WINFIELD, KAN., Feb. 9, 1878.

Perhaps your readers would like to know in what condition I found the schools visited by me this week. The schools of your city are in a healthy condition, and much good work is being done in them. Mrs. Theaker takes good care of the little ones in her room, and her practice of giving a recess every hour is well worthy of its imitation. Pupils in primary classes need much physical exercises and but little physical restraint.
Mr. C. C. Holland’s school, in district 89, was full, even running over. He is one of the ambitious teachers of the county, and gives his large family his entire attention, and with good results.
West Holland and boys, Bob and William...
Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1878.
                                        PLEASANT VALLEY, January 26, 1878.
Editor Telegram: Three noble red men of the Pawnee tribe entered the premises of Mr. West Holland last Tuesday and insti­tuted a difficulty with two of the boys, and John Hawkins, that came near terminating seriously.
Hostilities commenced by one of the Indians striking Bobbitt, the youngest of the Holland boys (aged 9 years) on the head with a bow stick. Hawkins told Bob to knock him down, whereupon the Indian punched him with his stick. At this W. Holland picked up an ax and told the Indians to “skin out”; refusing to do so, one of the Indians drew his butcher knife and flourished it defiantly above his head.
William threw the ax at him, striking the Indian near that prominent cheek bone, and stretching him on the ground apparently lifeless; but the timely arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Holland and the free use of camphor soon restored him to consciousness. It was found that instead of being knocked senseless, he was simply knocked sensible. They retreated in good order.
C. C. Holland...
Arkansas City Traveler, February 27, 1878.
The following persons attended the teachers’ examination held in the schoolhouse at this place last Friday and Saturday.
C. M. Swarts, Mattie Mitchell, N. N. Wintin, J. R. L. Adams, H. M. Williams, Anne Norton, Mary Pickett, B. F. Maricle, Isabella Birdzell, Rosa Sample, C. L. Swarts, Mary Theaker, A. E. Hon, Albertine Maxwell, Flora Finley, Anna Hutchinson, Lizzie Marshall, Stella Burnett, Dora Winslow, Jennie Scott, C. C. Holland
Arkansas City Traveler, March 13, 1878.
At the late examination, the following teachers were present.
Mrs. Amy Chapin; and Misses Mattie Mitchell, Albertine Maxwell, Flora Finley, Annie Norton, Mary Pickett, Lizzie Mar­shall, Stella Burnett, Isabella Birdzell, Dora Winslow, Rosa Sample, Jennie Scott.
Messrs. C. C. Holland, B. F. Maricle, H. M. Williams, C. M. Swarts, C. L. Swarts.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 13, 1878.
                                                  WINFIELD, March 9, 1878.
The State fund for March, $3,042, is now on hand and ready for distribution among the districts. At the late examination Miss Veva Walton received an “A” grade, and C. C. Holland, C. L. Swarts, and John Bower got first grades. R. C. STORY.
West Holland, Holland schoolhouse...

Arkansas City Traveler, April 3, 1878.
                                           PLEASANT VALLEY, April 1, 1878.
As we regard this a day set apart by our ancestors many years ago, for “all fools” to sound their bugles, while wise men, or the more knowing ones, keep silence, I take advantage of the occasion and send you these jottings.
Our trustee, Mr. West Holland, is darkening the doors of our cabins this week, on his rounds counting children, pigs, chick­ens, ducks, dogs, etc. Mr. Holland proved to be the most enter­taining and most inquisitive caller of the season.
It appears that “A. E. H.” would have the schoolhouse in Dist No. 10 called the “Pleasant Valley” schoolhouse, instead of the original, adopted, and true appellation, the “Holland” schoolhouse. Now, Mr. “A. E. H.,” do you not recollect the time, some years since, that the voters of Dist. No. 10 decided, by their votes, to have the schoolhouse in said district named in honor of Mr. Holland, on whose land the schoolhouse was built? I think I have a “vague” recollection of such a decision. Now Mr. correspondent, lay all malice aside, and if you desire to have the name of our schoolhouse changed, appeal to our election next August, or a more honorable way would be to ask our Legislature to grant you the desired change.
                                                           WON’ PHOOL.
Dr. C. G. Holland...
Winfield Courier, April 4, 1878.
Immigrants still continue to swell our numbers. One arrived at the residence of W. Woods last Monday at early dawn—receiving an introduction to the family through the affability of Dr. C. G. Holland.
BIRTH. Another little cherub adds another ray of sunshine to Servis King’s household. For information in regard to avoirdupois and sex, inquire of Dr. Holland—Servis is too happy.
Mr. “Servis” King should have read Mr. Lewis King.]
Our assessor, Dr. C. G. Holland, has been around with his bundle of interrogation points. The health and wealth of this township places considerable responsibility upon Doc.
Dr. C. G. Holland...
Winfield Courier, April 18, 1878.
                                                       Cowley County Fair.
A public meeting will be held at the courthouse in Winfield on the 11th day of May, 1878, at 2 o’clock p.m., for the purpose of organizing an agricultural society, and to take into consideration the propriety of holding a Fair during the coming fall. All are invited to attend, and it is hoped that all interests appropriately connected with the enterprise will be represented.

J. E. Platter, B. B. Vandeventer, J. B. Lynn, T. B. Bryan, C. A. Bliss, E. P. Kinne, H. D. Gans, E. E. Bacon, Winfield; J. B. Holmes, W. White, W. J. Funk, Rock; S. M. Fall, R. F. Burden, Windsor; N. J. Larkin, A. Kelly, Richland; Charles A. McClung, J. S. Wooley, Vernon; Dr. Holland, G. Teeter, Beaver; W. B. Norman, Adam Walck, Maple; Dr. A. S. Capper, Ninnescah; Ira How, Liberty; Wm. J. Hodges, C. G. Handy, Tisdale; J. B. Callison, Spring Creek; D. W. Wiley, Cedar; E. Shriver, Sheridan; Jonas Messenger, Omnia; J. A. Bryan, Dexter; R. Stratton, Harvey; S. B. Adams, Creswell; J. M. Sample, D. P. Marshall, Bolton; G. W. Herbert, Silverdale; D. B. McCollum, S. Watt, Pleasant Valley.
C. R. Holland...
Winfield Courier, April 18, 1878.
                                           COWLEY COUNTY TEACHERS.
                                                                GRADE 1.
Dexter. Mr. C. R. Holland, Miss K. L. Ward.
A. C. Holland...
Arkansas City Traveler, April 24, 1878.
A number of people assembled at the Pleasant Valley schoolhouse last Sabbath morning for the purpose of organizing a Sabbath school. Officers were elected as follows: Mr. Bott, Superintendent; Mr. Forbs, Assistant Superintendent; Miss Timmerman, Librarian; Mr. A. C. Holland, Secretary; and Mrs. Amy Chapin, Treasurer.
Holland schoolhouse...
Arkansas City Traveler, May 8, 1878.
The Sabbath school festival (neck tie) held at the Holland schoolhouse last Friday night was a success socially and finan­cial­ly. The mis-matching of partners could not have been more complete. Some of our “high toned” sparks were so fortunate as to draw the ties of ladies whose ages ranged from sixty-five to eighty years. The receipts of the evening were $16.01, which will be expended for the good of the Sabbath school.
The “Followers of Christ” (Mormons) have just experienced a slight calamity caused by a difference of opinions in regard to the curative powers of their very peculiar faith. The facts in the case are as follows. It seems that some weeks ago a “sister” in the church was afflicted with a slight disorder of the system, and to effect a cure of which she had a physician summoned. The result was she took a few doses of medicine and was cured. Then, last Sabbath, at the Holland schoolhouse the “Brethren” charged her with having violated the Lord’s house, for which violation they would turn her out of the “body” unless she acknowledged that she had done wrong, and would put her trust in God and not in the “Doctors.” When the sister was called upon to “render an account of the deeds done in the body,” she arose and stated that she had taken medicine and she would again if she deemed it necessary. The minister postponed the disfellowship until next Sabbath week. More anon. CHRISTOPHORUS.
C. C. Holland...
Winfield Courier, May 9, 1878.
C. C. Holland, of Creswell, was in to see court open.
Dr. C. G. Holland...
Winfield Courier, May 9, 1878.
Dr. Holland lost a fine mare. Died of colic, which leaves Mr. Sitten without a team.

C. Y. [?] Holland...
                                                            Probate Court.
Winfield Courier, May 23, 1878.
Demand of C. Y. Holland, $52, against estate of D. T. Dawson, allowed.
Dr. C. G. Holland...
Winfield Courier, June 13, 1878.
                                                    THE GREAT STORM.
                                                   Unprecedented Fall of Rain.
                                                High Water — Great Damages.
We just learn that the rise of Beaver Creek, in Beaver Township, surrounded the house of David W. Frew, who carried his wife to dry land; and while returning for his two children, the house was carried away with the children, who are probably drowned. Dr. Holland’s house is surrounded by water up to the windows; but at this writing, no one had reached the house.
Excerpts...A. C. Holland, Dr. C. G. Holland...
Arkansas City Traveler, June 19, 1878.
                                          PLEASANT VALLEY, June 17, 1878.
Our township and others having been visited by a very severe rain and wind storm on the night of the 12th inst., I take this opportunity to jot the facts as reported to me.
The storm commenced on Tuesday night about midnight, and continued until 5 o’clock Wednesday morning. The damages to crops cannot be definitely estimated in quantity or quality.
Among the farmers damaged by the flood are Joseph Smalley, whose damage is at least $500. Chas. Smith lost 40 acres of wheat, which was estimated at 25 bushels per acre. Bob Sappenfield, A. C. Holland, Dr. Holland, Joe. Poore, Mr. King, and others lost considerable wheat and corn.
Dr. C. G. Holland’s residence on Beaver Creek stood in water five feet deep. It was owing to the Doctor’s presence of mind in securing the friendship of a twelve hundred pound horse, which he lured into the house to anchor it down. It is also reported that he took in one milch cow for the same purpose.
The Sabbath school at the Holland schoolhouse is progress­ing finely under the Superintendency of I. D. Hon.
Dr. Holland...
Arkansas City Traveler, June 19, 1878.

Last Tuesday and Wednesday a very heavy rain fell, swelling the streams to an impassable extent, and carrying off saw logs, wood, wheat, and growing corn along their banks. The abutment of the bridge across the Walnut, south of Winfield, is said to be so badly washed that the bridge will fall, and water surrounded the approach of the bridge at Newman’s mill for more than a day. Mr. Bell, the owner of some sheep, near Park’s schoolhouse, was drowned in Badger Creek while attempting to cross, and the house of Mr. Frew, on Beaver Creek, was washed away and two children drowned, while he was making every effort to save his wife. Dr. Holland’s house was surrounded by water, and the occupants compelled to remain in it twenty-four hours before they were rescued. The Arkansas River rose four feet above the bridge pilings at this place, and carried hundreds of bushels of wheat, in the shock, down the stream. From all parts of the county we learn of its destruction to men, beasts, and the grain in the fields. In Pleasant Valley Township a horse belonging to Mr. Lucas was struck dead by lightning, and hundreds of hogs, young chickens, and ducks drowned. The damage to the county will be severely felt.
                                                          The Great Storm.
Winfield Courier, June 20, 1878.
DIED. But three lives were lost, namely: the two children of Mr. Frew at Beaver Creek and Mr. Bell at Badger Creek. The circumstances of the loss of the two children is thus described by Horatius in a communication of that day.
“This community was startled this morning by the news that two children of Mr. David M. Frew, aged respectively two months and three years, were swept away by the flood. Mr. Frew and family had retired for the night; and though conscious that a large amount of water was falling, he did not anticipate danger until his house moved. He immediately with his wife and two children attempted to escape from the floating building. In his exertions he slipped and fell in the water, losing his hold on the children, who were immediately swept away from him, and darkness prevailing, he was utterly unable to recover or find them. He barely succeeded in saving himself and wife. The grief-stricken parents have the heartfelt sympathies of the people in this vicinity.”
The bodies of the drowned children have since been recovered. In the vicinity of Mr. Frew’s was the residence of Dr. C. G. Holland, which stood on a knoll, surrounded by lower land. The water rose to the windows and the house moved partly from its foundations; but the doctor led a heavy horse and a cow into the house, which so weighted it down that it did not float away. The water subsided and the apprehensions of his neighbors were relieved.
Winfield Courier, July 25, 1878.
Doc C. G. Holland and D. M. Frew have wisely purchased new dwelling sites high and dry, and removed a mile east from the mossy banks of Beaver Creek.
Excerpts...Dr. C. G. Holland...
Winfield Courier, August 8, 1878.
On Wednesday, July 31, 1878, at about half past 12 o’clock, four strangers effected the robbery of the Cowley County Bank at Arkansas City. The amount of money obtained is said to be $2,300. The robbers were seen in town during the forenoon; two of them entered a saloon, called for beer, drank, and sat down in the saloon for some time. The other two walked around town together; and at one time came into the saloon and called for beer, but pretended not to recognize their pals sitting there.

The alarm was immediately given, and in a very few minutes a large number of men were on horseback, with such arms they could get hold of quickly, in pursuit. Messengers were at once sent over the river into Bolton Township to notify Frank Lorry and Rudolph Hoffmaster and rouse the people with the view of cutting off the retreat into the Territory. Others, including Mr. Sleeth, the president of the bank, rode rapidly up to Winfield for help to head them off in case the robbers should go north toward Wichita. A considerable numbered followed rapidly on the track of the robbers.
Burt Covert and others, of Winfield, started out west from Winfield to intercept the robbers, if they went north. They rode over to the Arkansas River and discovered that the robbers had escaped across the Salt City ferry going southwest. Covert and C. G. Holland, of Beaver, having first-class horses and courage, pursued some thirty miles into the Territory and long into the night, until Covert’s horse got so sprained in crossing a bog that he was unable to proceed except at a slow and limping gait. They therefore abandoned the pursuit.
Dr. C. G. Holland...
Arkansas City Traveler, August 28, 1878.
Dr. C. G. Holland having disposed of his farm on the pictur­esque and mossy banks of Beaver Creek, has purchased a residence site on his father’s farm, in Pleasant Valley Township. Since its recent inundation, Doc’s appreciation of Beaver’s mossy banks as a residence location has materially depreciated.
Dr. C. G. Holland...
Winfield Courier, August 29, 1878.
                                                     Real Estate Transfers.
             C. G. Holland and wife to James M. Coulter, in se 8, 39, 3; 60 acres, $1,000.
P. C. [?] Holland...
Winfield Courier, November 14, 1878.
MARRIED. By the same on Nov. 9th, 1878, Charles J. Pempton, of Sedgwick County and Paelle [?] C. Holland, of Cowley County.
Dr. A. W. Holland...
Winfield Courier, March 13, 1879.
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.
Louzena Holland, Dr. C. G. Holland...
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1879.
Miss Louzena Holland gave a birthday party at the residence of her brother, Dr. C. G. Holland, last Wednesday evening, which was pronounced a success.
Drs. C. G. Holland and A. W. Holland...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 5, 1879. - Front Page.
Drs. C. G. and A. W. Holland last Thursday started on a reconnoitering expedition westward accompanied by C. C. Rodgers.
Frank Holland...
Arkansas City Traveler, January 14, 1880.
DIED. At the City Hotel, Sunday afternoon, January 11, 1880, Mr. Frank Holland, of pneumonia.
R. C. Holland...
Winfield Courier, February 19, 1880.

The following is a list of cases that will stand for trial at the adjourned December, A. D. 1879, term of the district court of Cowley county, beginning on the 4th Monday, February 23, 1880, and have been placed on the trial docket in the following order.
                                             CIVIL DOCKET. FOURTH DAY.
                                               R. C. Holland vs. M. H. Marcum.
C. C. Holland...
Cowley County Teacher, April, 1880.
C. C. Holland, formerly a teacher in this county, returned recently from Ann Arbor, Michigan. He comes back with a sheep­skin marked LL. B.
Holland district...
Arkansas City Traveler, April 14, 1880.
Miss Maggie Mitchell is teaching the school in the Holland District.
C. C. Holland...
Arkansas City Traveler, June 23, 1880.
C. C. Holland has returned from his trip to Silver Cliff, Colorado, for the purpose of attending the Normal Institute to be held in this county next month. Chris has secured the teaching of a ten-months school at Silver Cliff, and will leave for that place at the termination of the institute at Winfield. C. C. Holland has lots of goaheadativeness, which will be bound to win in the long run.
Winfield Courier, July 15, 1880.
The Normal Institute for 1880 has opened with a large attendance of teachers. Four instructors have charge of the divisions, and the aim of all is to make this summer’s work especially practical. The morning exercises begin at 7:30, in the courtroom, and the recitations end at 1 p.m. There are at present enrolled 79 teachers as follows.
                                            Silver Cliff, Colorado: C. C. Holland.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 21, 1880.
Mr. R. C. Story was sick last week, and for three days was unable to fill his position at the Normal. We understand that our friend, C. C. Holland, formerly of Pleasant Valley but lately of Silver Cliff, Colorado, had charge of Mr. Story’s classes during the latter’s illness. Good for Chris.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 11, 1880.
C. C. Holland, after a two months’ visit in Cowley County for the purpose of attending the Normal, left for Silver Cliff, Colorado, this week. There is no doubt but Chris. will secure his certificate.
Dr. C. G. Holland...
Winfield Courier, August 26, 1880.
Upon Examination of the county records we elicit the star­ling information that only thirty-two physicians have filed their certificates with the county clerk as required by law. Here they are.

Danl. E. Anderson, A. C. Barr, George Black, D. W. Cole, Jas. A. Chapman, F. M. Cooper, D. Cunningham, Judson A. Chapel, W. E. Davis, P. K. Dobyns, Geo. Emerson, W. G. Graham, Jas. P. Graham, Jas. A. Griffith, J. J. Harden, C. G. Holland, Geo. M. Hawkins, Jno. B. McDill, W. S. Mendenhall, M. E. Munger, A. G. Mudgett, Jas. H. Pleasants, J. W. P. Rothrock, J. W. Wright, H. B. Rude, Robert H. Reed, Jas. T. Shepard, W. M. Schofield, S. C. Tomlinson, Jas. Vawter, Silvester Wilkins, J. J. Wolf, Wm. T. Wright, Geo. P. Wagner, Homer & Wells.
Mr. (?) Holland, Holland schoolhouse...
Winfield Courier, January 13, 1881.
Constant is located about half way between Winfield and Arkansas City; and consists of one dwelling house, the residence of Mr. Holland, one granary or out house, one threshing machine, and one straw stack. There is also one grocery store kept by one John W. Feuquay, an enterprising young man who will buy or sell anything from a shoe string to a jack rabbit, and is prepared to sell groceries as cheap and pay as good a price for produce as any man in that business.
The Holland schoolhouse of district number 10 is located one half mile south of this place and Miss Mattie Mitchell is teaching the young idea how to shoot.
We have a Literary Society here in good running order under the auspices of Messrs. Bailey, Feuquay, Holland, and McKerlie, assisted by Miss Nancy Zimmerman as treasurer and first class speeches can be heard from there every Wednesday evening.
C. C. Holland...
Winfield Courier, July 7, 1881.
Mr. C. C. Holland returned Tuesday from Silver Cliff, Colorado, where he has been serving as principal of the schools.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 13, 1881.
Mr. C. C. Holland just returned from Silver Cliff, Colorado, and gave us a call last Saturday. He has been engaged as princi­pal in the Silver Cliff schools during the past year.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 27, 1881.
                                                        COURIER CLIPS.
Mr. C. C. Holland left for Kansas City, Monday, where he will embark in the practice of law.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 24, 1881.
Mr. C. C. Holland has returned to the city, and we learn contemplates engaging in the practice of law.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 31, 1881.
We take pleasure in calling attention to the card of the new law firm of Christian & Holland, which appears in this issue. The senior partner is well known as a lawyer—all over the State, while the junior partner, being a graduate of Ann Arbor, guaran­tees that all business entrusted to them will be in good hands.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 31, 1881.
                                                CHRISTIAN & HOLLAND,
                            ATTORNEYS AT LAW, AND NOTARIES PUBLIC.
JAMES CHRISTIAN.                                                    C. C. HOLLAND.
We make collections and pay taxes for non-residents, are Agents of the Home and Phoenix Insurance Companies,
                                AND PROMPTLY ATTEND TO ALL BUSINESS

                                               ENTRUSTED TO OUR CARE.
Office next door to
Cowley County Bank,
Arkansas City, Kansas.
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. 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 28, 1881.
C. M. McIntire is rusticating in the land of “Lo,” and C. C. Holland wields the faber in his absence.
Winfield Courier, September 29, 1881.
Mr. C. C. Holland, of the law firm of Holland & Christian, Arkansas City, shied his pasteboard across our table Thursday.
Dr. Holland of Beaver: not sure which Dr. Holland this relates to...
Winfield Courier, September 29, 1881.
In the case of the State against Doc Holland of Beaver township, for being drunk, which was set for Monday, the Doctor failed to appear, having jumped the country, and thereby forfeit­ed his bond. Mr. C. D. Bradbury was his bondsman and will have the bond, $100, to pay. This is a little meaner trick than we thought Doc Holland capable of.
Mr. (?) Holland...
Winfield Courier, October 27, 1881.
Mr. Holland has made great improvements on his house by building additions to it, which adds much to the beauty of the place.
Dr. (?) Holland...
Arkansas City Traveler, November 2, 1881.
Mr. Kempton and Dr. Holland started for New Mexico by wagon.
Mrs. Dr. Holland. Unknown: Which Dr. Holland, Mr. (?) Holland, Alex Holland...
Winfield Courier, November 10, 1881.
Mrs. Dr. Holland started for California last Monday.
Mr. Holland is giving his house a fresh coat of paint. Alex Holland is doing the work.
C. C. Holland...
Arkansas City Traveler, November 16, 1881.
C. C. Holland was admitted to the bar last week.

Winfield Courier, November 17, 1881.
Arkansas City has almost taken the “hub” for the past week. Many of her citizens are here attending the Armstrong murder case. Among these we notice Charlie Holloway, Mayor Kellogg, Cal. Swarts, Joe Houston, the Fairclo boys, liveryman McIntire, Solicitor Holland, and Mr. Adams, supported by a number of other prominent citizens.
Art Holland...
Winfield Courier, November 17, 1881.
Mr. Art Holland sold his thresher for $100, which was very cheap. Mr. Keyholt was the lucky purchaser.
Dr. (?) Holland, Tannehill...
Cowley County Courant, November 17, 1881.
Dr. Marsh has bought the Dr. Holland place at Tannehill, and will hereafter hold forth in that burg.
Excerpts from a lengthy article. Refers to Mr. Holland being in Arizona in the month of May 1881???...
Winfield Courier, December 29, 1881.
Some time has elapsed since your Arizona correspondent has sent any items. So, as mining operations are somewhat suspended, owing to the heavy snowfall, a little time devoted to jotting down a few may perhaps be appreciated by your readers who take an interest in this Territory or its people.
Imagine a person in poor health taking a stage ride over two hundred miles, the stage, a buckboard, with no cover, and rock road, liable to be caught in a drenching rain, or snow, at any time, and half the time not able to get anything to eat. One of your townsmen was out here this past summer and went through all this and more.
The A. & P. is within a hundred and fifty miles of Prescott, and early next summer it will be but a short stage ride to be in the midst of a mining country that cannot be surpassed anywhere in the richness of its mines and facilities, for working timber and water being abundant all through this section.
A few mining experts have found their way here this past summer, who have been all through the other mining States and Territories, and they all say it is ahead of anything they have seen, if only the mines were opened out and worked as they ought to be; but until we get capital to do this, for us things must necessarily move slowly.
To show what a mine will do when it can be worked, I will give a short account of what one has done. The Tuscumbia Mine of Turkey Creek District, this county, is the subject. Mr. Holland of your town and the writer one morning about the end of last May each mounted a mustang and started from here for the Tuscumbia, about twelve miles, arrived in the after-noon after looking at two mines we have, about two miles on this side, and supposed to be on the same lead.


[Note. Next item refers to “Dr. C. J. Holland.” This cannot be right. It must be that it refers to Dr. C. G. Holland. Evidently Dr. C. G. Holland is the one who got in trouble over drinking! MAW]
Arkansas City Traveler, January 4, 1882.
Dr. C. J. [G.] Holland, a prominent physician of Winfield, Kansas, has cast his mortar among us. He is a good physician, not a bit fine haired, and long may he wave.
Socorro, New Mexico, Daily News.



Arkansas City Republican, December 4, 1886.
Died at 11 o’clock Sunday morning, at her home near Constant, Mrs.Sallie A., wife of West Holland, passed from this earth. She was born January 5, 1823, in Wayne County, North Carolina, and so, had she lived until the coming 5th of January, she would have been 64 year of age. On the 12th day of December, 1844, she was united in marriage to West Holland. She was the mother of thirteen children, all but one of whom are now living. The family of whom she was the mother has resided in Cowley County since 1870, and are known all over the county, having hosts of friends who sympathize with them in their great loss.
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The 1901 biography of Cowley County lists Lucious Walton. In it they mention the Holland family.
“Mrs. Walton well remembered her first view of Winfield, and how little it was entitled to be called a town, as many of the inhabitants were living in tents and wagons. The early days in Kansas were attended with rough experiences and much trepidation on account of the Indians. Upon one occasion, Mr. Holland became frightened at the noise made by a party of Indians who were passing his house in the night, and took his wife and 12 children to shelter in some bushes not far away. The night being cool, the anxious mother feared for the comfort of her youngest child, a babe in arms, and requested her husband to return to the house for a quilt. Upon seeing him run back with the quilt over his shoulders, Mrs. Holland became frightened and screamed herself almost into hysteria. That night they drove to Winfield for safety. This incident, laughable now, was serious enough at that day.



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