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Dr. H. F. Hornady

                                                           Rock Township.
[Note: Papers constantly got his last name wrong, calling him Hornaday, Horniday, etc. Quite often even his initials were given incorrectly. MAW]
Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.
Dr. Hornady and brother from Indianapolis have been visiting S. P. Strong. They are thinking of locating here. We need a good doctor.
Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.
Dr. H. F. Hornady, late from Indiana, has recently located at Rock in the practice of his profession. He is a successful physician of the regular school and a gentleman. He made us a pleasant call last Saturday in company with Mr. S. P. Strong.
Brother of Dr. Hornady got into the sheep business...
Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.
Dr. Hornady will soon have his house enclosed.
Mr. Hornady and wife, of Chicago, who have been visiting Dr. Hornady, of Rock, left for home Monday. Mr. Hornady, of Illinois, bought Ed. Holmes’ farm for $1,700, but will not take possession until spring. He also bought 150 head of sheep of Mr. Ab. Holmes.
Winfield Courier, January 17, 1884.
John Stalter, of Rock Township, is convalescing, after a very severe attack of pneumonia. He was taken with congestion of the right lung and liver, on the evening of Dec. 24th, while at Richland schoolhouse, having taken his family to a Christmas tree at that place. Not wishing to deprive them of their enjoyment, he started to walk home, some five miles, and after wandering over the prairie for some time, finally got to his daughter’s, Mrs. John Snyder’s, nearly frozen, and was taken home almost dead. With much labor and unceasing care by Dr. Hornady and the friends of the family, reaction was brought about. Considering all, he had a very close call, but his many friends now rejoice at his recovery, and hope to see his countenance many years hence.
Winfield Courier, February 14, 1884.
 The Board of Commissioners met Tuesday and canvassed the vote for township officers. The following were declared elected. TOWNSHIP TREASURER. Rock, H. F. Hornady.
Winfield Courier, April 24, 1884.
Delegates Rock: S. P. Strong, E. J. Wilber, H. F. Hornady.
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1884.
MARRIED. Married on Sunday, the 20th, at the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. F. E. Pentecost of Arkansas City, and Miss Lou, daughter of Mr. S. P. Strong of Rock, Judge Gans officiating. The affair was comparatively private, only the family and a few friends were present.
The bride was the recipient of the following presents.
Set of silver knives and forks: Mr. Charles Clark and Miss Lida Strong.

One dozen silver spoons: Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Wilber.
Castor: Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Palmer.
Napkins rings: Dr. and Mrs. H. F. Hornady.
Glass set: Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Ballard.
Rocking chair: Messrs. Joe Pentecost and Puncheon.
The happy pair left in the afternoon for Arkansas City, where they will reside, Mr. Pentecost having a good business there as sales agent for the Granger Seed Drill. He is a young man of energy and industry and he has won a jewel in hand of the fair Lou. They have the well wishes of their many friends in their matrimonial enterprise. BASCOM.
Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.
The Republican County Committee met at the COURIER editorial room at 2 o’clock, Saturday, August 30th, and organized by electing W. J. Wilson, of Winfield, chairman; W. C. Douglass, of Tisdale, secretary; and Geo. H. Buckman, treasurer. An executive committee of two from each representative district was appointed as follows.
From the 66th District, [left blank].
From the 67th District, John R. Sumpter, of Beaver, and L. E. Woodin, of Creswell.
From the 68th District, Dr. Hornady, of Rock; and E. A. Henthorn, of Silver Creek.
After the transaction of some other business and the appointment of several special committees, the committee adjourned to meet at the COURIER office at 2 o’clock on Saturday, September 13th. W. C. DOUGLASS, Secretary. W. J. WILSON, Chairman.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 29, 1885.
The Republicans of Rock township will meet at Rock on Saturday, Jan. 31st, at 2 p.m., to nominate township officers. H. F. Hornady, Chairman.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 12, 1885.
Rock: J. E. Gorham, trustee; Albert Brookshire, clerk; H. F. Hornady, treasurer; A. P. Carmine, justice; Austin Booth and E. J. Wilber, constables.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 14, 1885.
Dr. Hornady and Gene Wilber from Rock, are in the city. The Doctor is on his way back from Wichita, where he has been attending the Medical Association. He reports a good time.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 18, 1885.
Dr. H. F. Hornady and George H. Williams, of Rock, were down Tuesday taking in the Queen City of southern Kansas.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 2, 1885.
Dr. Hornady from Rock, in company with Dr. Walls, of Indianapolis, Indiana, called upon the COURIER Thursday. The Doctor is visiting at Rock.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 30, 1885.
George Williams and H. F. Hornady were down from Rock Tuesday.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 30, 1885.

At a meeting of the Republican Central Committee of Cowley County held at the office of W. J. Wilson, in Winfield, on Saturday, July 24th, there were present J. R. Sumpter, J. B. Graves, W. J. Wilson, A. B. Harold, L. E. Wooden, J. H. Curfman, E. A. Henthorn, J. G. Shreves, J. Mentch, C. A. Peabody, G. H. Buckman, Wm. Wise, H. F. Hornady, D. C. Stephens, and S. G. Carter. The meeting was called to order by W. J. Wilson, chairman of the Central Committee. The secretary being absent, E. A. Henthorn was elected to take his place. J. R. Sumpter moved to call the County Convention on the last Saturday in August. E. A. Henthorn moved to amend by calling the convention for September the 19th, which motion was adopted. The basis for representation was fixed as follows: One delegate for every thirty votes cast for B. W. Perkins in 1884 for congressman, and one for every fraction of fifteen votes and one at large for each township and incorporated city, making the representation as follows: Beaver, 4; Bolton 7; Cedar, 5; Cresswell, 21; Dexter, 7; Fairview, 4; Harvey, 4; Liberty, 4; Maple, 4; Ninnescah, 5; Omnia, 3; Otter, 4; Pleasant Valley, 4; Richland, 6; Rock, 5; Sheridan, 4; Silver Creek, 8; Silverdale, 5; Spring Creek, 4; Tisdale, 5; Vernon, 6; Walnut 7; Windsor, 7; Winfield, 18. It was recommended that the primaries be held on Saturday, September 12th, at the usual voting places in the several townships.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 13, 1885.
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Wilber came from Rock last night for a visit with George L. Gale and wife. Dr. H. F. Hornady was also down Saturday.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 24, 1885.
On motion of J. C. Long, the chair was instructed to appoint a committee of five on resolutions. The chair appointed John C. Long, E. A. Henthorn, Dr. H. F. Hornady, L. E. Woodin, and R. C. Maurer.
The committee on resolutions made the following report, which was unanimously adopted.
Mr. Chairman and gentlemen: Your committee on resolutions beg leave to report the following declaration of principles.
Resolved, 1st, That we heartily endorse the principles laid down by the last Republican National and State conventions.
2nd, We heartily endorse the administration of his Excellency, John A. Martin, as governor of Kansas, and hereby express our hearty appreciation of his wisdom, ability, and patriotism.
3rd, We hereby heartily endorse the course of our State senator, Hon. F. S. Jennings, in the Senate of Kansas, and of each of our representatives, the Hon. Ed. P. Greer, Hon. Louis P. King, and Hon. J. D. Maurer, and hereby desire to express our appreciation of their ability, fidelity, and patriotism.
4th, We hereby denounce the Democratic party as an enemy of good government, and a foe to the commercial advancement and prosperity of our common country.
5th, We hereby recommend that the office of county auditor be abolished; it being a useless expense upon the several counties of the State, and we request our State senator and representative to use their influence in the next session of the legislature toward accomplishing this end. Respectfully submitted. J. C. LONG, L. E. WOODIN, H. F. HORNADY, R. C. MAURER, E. A. HENTHORN, Committee.
Dr. H. F. Hornady, of Rock township, was elected as a member of the County Central Committee for the ensuing year.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 15, 1885.

H. F. Hornady shows us an ancient but very neatly got up book, being the first seventy-eight numbers of the “Gospel of Liberty,” published in the years 1808, 1809, and 1810 at Portsmouth, New Hampshire, every other Thursday evening, by Elias Smith, at his house near Jeffrey street at one dollar per year. It seems to be a liberal, semi-religious newspaper and is now available as a relic of old times.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 15, 1885.
Meeting of the Republican County Central Committee held at the office of G. H. Buckman, Oct. 10, 1885, pursuant to a call of the secretary. Minutes of last meeting read and approved. J. C. Long, E. A. Henthorn, J. R. Sumpter, H. F. Hornady, S. M. Fall, and L. E. Woodin were appointed as an executive committee.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 12, 1885.
Joseph McKibben died at his home near Darwin schoolhouse Tuesday morning of last week, after a few minutes illness. After a post mortem examination by Dr. Hornady and two others, they said the cause was congestion of the brain. Mr. McKibben leaves a wife and child to mourn his sudden death, who have the heartfelt sympathy of their many kind friends.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 19, 1885.
Dr. H. F. Hornady, of Rock, was perambulating over the Metropolis Friday.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 17, 1885.
The committees, appointed at the citizens’ meeting, to work up the submitting of propositions for the extension of the Florence El Dorado & Walnut railroad from Douglass to Winfield, met yesterday afternoon in McDougall’s hall to determine on the apportionment of the amount of aid asked. Judge T. H. Soward called the meeting to order. S. P. Strong was chosen chairman and W. J. Wilson, Secretary. M. L. Robinson then explained the object of the meeting, to get everything in readiness for aggressive work in submitting the propositions and securing this road. The townships through which the road will run were represented as follows.
Rock: S. P. Strong, H. F. Hornady, E. J. Wilber, and W. H. Grow.
Fairview: J. C. Page and T. C. Covert.
Walnut: J. C. Roberts, J. B. Corson, John Mentch, T. A. Blanchard, J. Anderson, W. D. Roberts, and E. M. Reynolds.
Winfield: H. H. Siverd, J. A. Eaton, D. L. Kretsinger, Col. Whiting, T. H. Soward, B. T. Davis, M. L. Robinson, S. J. Smock, G. H. Crippen, J. E. Conklin, W. P. Hackney, G. L. Gale, Chas. Schmidt, W. J. Wilson, Ed P. Greer, H. E. Asp, A. H. Limerick, F. C. Hunt, and J. W. Curns.
J. C. Page, T. C. Covert, W. P. Hackney, and W. H. Grow made pointed remarks. It was decided to submit propositions to Rock for $18,000; Walnut $15,000; Fairview $10,000; Winfield $17,000, making the $60,000 required for the extension. Committees were appointed to canvass and work up the propositions, as follows.
Rock: G. H. Williams, R. Booth, Sr., S. P. Strong, H. F. Hornady, W. H. Grow, J. M. Harcourt, and E. J. Wilber.
Fairview: Tom Covert, J. C. Page, H. C. Schock, J. W. Douglass, J. M. Barrick, R. P. Burt, A. J. McCollum.
Walnut: T. A. Blanchard, John Mentch, J. P. Short, John C. Roberts, W. D. Roberts, E. M. Reynolds, Chas. Schmidt.

Committees were appointed as follows to see that this matter is properly worked up.
Winfield: Capt. Nipp, J. E. Conklin, D. L. Kretsinger, C. Schmidt, Col. Whiting, J. A. Eaton, and A. H. Doane.
Walnut: J. B. Corson, J. P. Short, J. C. Roberts, T. A. Blanchard, and W. D. Roberts.
Fairview: M. C. Headrick, J. C. Page, A. H. Limerick, J. W. Douglas, and T. S. Covert.
Rock: G. L. Gale, G. H. Williams, H. F. Hornady, E. J. Wilber, J. M. Harcourt, S. P. Strong, J. B. Holmes, and John Stalter.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 24, 1885.
Dr. Hornady left for Indiana for a three weeks visit, Sunday. There have only been two cases of sickness in Rock township since spring and Doc. will try the effect of his absence for a while and see if things won’t improve.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 21, 1886.
Dr. H. F. Hornady is back from his eastern trip—followed the other blizzard right along.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 21, 1886.
Geo. H. Williams, Dr. Hornady, S. P. Strong, and others prominent in Rock, spent last Friday in the city.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 18, 1886.
Gene Wilber and Dr. Hornady are down from Rock.


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