Winfield Directory 1885.
Houx J O, dentist, 911 Main, res 215 w 9th.
FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Winfield Messenger, July 19, 1872.
We see Dr. Houx’ shingle hanging out in front of the first door South of Green’s drug store.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 31, 1873.
Last Sunday Messrs. Anderson, Hays, Houx, and Walton accepted an invitation to dine with the “Surveyor boys,” at Arkansas City, where they have just arrived after completing their long and tedious contract in the Indian Territory. They say that they were well entertained and had a pleasant time, and will, we understand, soon give the boys’ a complimentary supper and dance at this place.
[ODD FELLOWS’ SOCIABLE.]
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 30, 1873.
The members of the Fraternity of Odd Fellows will give a Sociable on Wednesday evening, November 5th, in the large room at the Courthouse. Evening entertainments will be of a social character. Supper will be provided at an early hour.
SOLICITING COMMITTEE: Mrs. M. L. Mullen, Mrs. J. J. Todd, Mrs. S. W. Greer, Mrs. Braidwood, Miss J. Stewart, Mrs. J. Bullene, Mrs. Jeffreys, L. J. Webb, T. A. Blanchard, A. S. Williams, G. W. Martin, Mrs. Fannie V. Curns, A. G. Jackson.
COMMITTEE ON PREPARING AND DECORATING THE ROOM: P. M. Shell, J. W. Curns, A. J. Thompson, Miss Ada Millington, Miss Quarles, Mrs. McMasters.
COMMITTEE ON KITCHEN: J. J. Williams, P. M. Sholl, F. D. Davis.
COMMITTEE ON MUSIC: Miss Lewelia Blandin, Miss Kate Lowery, Miss Kate Porter, Miss Braidwood, J. Swain.
COMMITTEE ON RECEPTION: Mrs. Flint, Miss J. Stewart, Mrs. Capt. Davis, J. J. Williams, J. Swain, Dr. Houx.
By order of the general Committee.
L. T. MICHENER, REV. J. W. LOWERY, D. N. EGBERT, JOHN SWAIN.
Winfield Courier, February 27, 1874.
Dr. Houx returned from his visit to Missouri last week, looking fat and healthy.
Winfield Courier, October 29, 1874.
MARRIED. Dr. J. O. Houx has gone and got married to Miss Clara Weir, formerly of the Lagonda House of this city. We wish the Dr. and his fair bride all the happiness imaginable.
Winfield Courier, November 19, 1874.
Dr. Houx and his young wife have moved into the house on 10th Avenue lately occupied by G. S. Manser, and settled down to house keeping in a sensible manner. Dr. says that being head of a family is a responsible position.
Winfield Courier, December 10, 1874.
We received a short call this evening from a younger brother of Dr. Houx, who has just arrived here from his home in Missouri to join his brother in the dentist business.
Winfield Courier, February 18, 1875.
Dr. Houx, our skillful dentist, is about to remove to Arkansas.
Winfield Courier, July 1, 1875.
Dr. Houx is fixing up a nice dental office one door south of C. A. Bliss’.
Winfield Courier, July 22, 1875.
Old friends of Mrs. J. O. Houx are pleased to see her back here once more. We knew that she and “Doc” could no better afford to do without Winfield than Winfield could do without them.
[WINFIELD MUSICAL ASSOCIATION.]
Winfield Courier, September 23, 1875.
Winfield Musical Association. On last Saturday evening the proposed Winfield Musical Association met and received report of committee on constitution, which was adopted and the society fully organized.
Twenty names were enrolled for membership, after which the following officers were elected.
President: Dr. Mansfield; Vice President: Prof. Lemmon; Treasurer: Frank Gallotti; Secretary: Prof. Robinson; Chorister: Prof. Hoffman.
Executive Committee: J. D. Pryor, Dr. Houx, Amos Walton.
The Society adjourned to meet on next Saturday evening, at the Methodist Church, for the practice of music.
It is hoped that all interested in music will attend and support the society by becoming members. J. SWAIN, Secretary pro tem.
Winfield Courier, October 7, 1875.
Down to Bed Rock. Owing to the hard times I have determined to put the price of Artificial Teeth down within the reach of all. Poor as well as rich can now have their work done. I will put in a full set of teeth (upper and lower) for the small sum of Twenty-five Dollars; half sets for Fifteen Dollars. The best of material used and a perfect fit guaranteed. Come along, everybody. Very respectfully, J. O. HOUX, Dentist, Winfield, Oct. 6, 1875.
Winfield Courier, January 6, 1876.
Our “Courier” Patrons. In beginning the “Centennial year,” with an enterprise like the one we have engaged in this week, it is but right and proper that we make honorable mention of the men who, by giving us their patronage, have greatly helped us in the “financial” part thereof.
HOUX, DR. JAMES O., is the oldest dentist in the county; keeps a neat office, does good work, and is “one of the boys.” Give him a chance, too.
Winfield Courier, June 22, 1876.
Mrs. Dr. Houx has gone east on a visit.
Winfield Courier, September 28, 1876. Editorial Page.
Mr. Lynn nominated J. O. Houx for District Clerk. He was chosen by acclamation.
Winfield Courier, October 5, 1876.
Capt. Hunt, Dr. Houx, C. C. Black, and the “writist” leave tomorrow for the Nennescah lakes to have a big duck hunt. If our citizens hear a bombardment similar to Fort Sumpter, they can safely bet that it is Houx corralling Ed. Bedilion’s Republican voters over on the Arkansas.
Winfield Courier, October 19, 1876.
It has been settled, we understand, that Mr. Lacy will not be an independent candidate for District Clerk. He leaves the field for Bedilion and Houx.
Winfield Courier, October 19, 1876.
E. S. C., Which means “Evening Star Club.”
The above named social organization is just making its debut in Winfield’s fashionable “upper-ten” society. The need of a similar association has long been felt in this community. “Hoodlum dances” have become the rule instead of the exception and are growing very monotonous. Social lines are now to be drawn, and a new order of things will soon take the place of the old breeches-in-boots regime. “Hoe-downs” and their concomitant evils will pass into oblivion, and the big nosed “caller” who used to sing out, as he buckled on to the red-haired girl himself, “Grab pardners for a quadrille!” will be a thing of the past. Kid gloves and waxed moustaches are not to take the place of all these old frontier familiarities, but a jolly, fun loving, respectable class of our citizens who have been reared in the higher walks of life, resume their position in the social scale, and propose to conduct these entertainments in a manner that will reflect credit upon the management and the city at large. The world moves and we must keep pace with the hour, socially, morally, and otherwise.
The charter members, so to speak, of the Club are Messrs. Frank Gallotti, Esq. Boyer, E. W. Holloway, T. K. Johnston, R. L. Walker, J. B. Lynn, W. P. Hackney, C. C. Black, J. O. Houx, and A. E. Baird, as they were its organizers. At their meeting on the 17th instant, the following constitution was read and adopted.
The election of officers following, W. P. Hackney was chosen president; J. B. Lynn vice president; A. E. Baird, treasurer; J. O. Houx, secretary, and T. K. Johnston, C. C. Black, and
F. Gallotti as directors.
Winfield Courier, November 9, 1876.
Ed. Bedilion’s name appeared on the Republican tickets in two places, as candidate for Clerk District Court, and Clerk of Winfield Township. Several demagogues deceived voters by telling them that it was through a mistake and persuaded them to erase his name in the county ticket and place in its stead that of his opponent, Mr. Houx. Ed. lost several votes by this infamous trick, and yet these fellows have sore throats from the efforts of shouting “reform.”
Cowley County Democrat, Thursday, April 6, 1876.
J. O. HOUX, DENTAL SURGEON.—All work warranted to give satisfaction. Office one door south of Bliss & Co’s., Winfield, Kansas.
Winfield Courier, February 15, 1877.
A Card. To the citizens of Winfield and Cowley County. I have associated with me in business Dr. Chas. B. Whiteman, of Mansfield, Ohio, who is a practical dentist, having had seven or eight years’ practice, besides being a graduate of the Philadelphia Dental College. Knowing his ability as a dentist, I can heartily recommend him and will endorse any operations he may perform. Very Respectfully, J. O. HOUX.
Dental Surgeon, Winfield, Kansas.
[COWLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS.]
Winfield Courier, May 31, 1877.
Election Fees: J. O. Houx, $3.00.
Winfield Courier, June 14, 1877.
Dr. Houx has removed his dental office to the office of Wright & Williams upstairs over the New York Store.
Winfield Courier, June 21, 1877.
Mrs. Goddard has removed her millinery store three doors south, in Dr. Houx’s old stand.
Winfield Courier, August 9, 1877.
Dr. and Mrs. J. O. Houx left this morning for Columbus, this State. The Dr. will return in about ten days, while his wife will remain there visiting her father, Mr. S. A. Weir, during a portion of the coming fall and winter.
Winfield Courier, April 4, 1878.
Real Estate Transfers.
C. E. Houx to C. C. Black, lot 1, block 191, Winfield.
[COWLEY COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.]
Winfield Courier, May 2, 1878. Editorial Page.
CIVIL DOCKET, FOURTH DAY. B. Crapster v. C. E. Houx et al.
Winfield Courier, May 2, 1878.
Chas. Black has sold the Doc Houx property to Mr. Schammahorn of this place.
[COWLEY COUNTY DISTRICT COURT.]
Winfield Courier, May 9, 1878.
The docket was called. The following cases were dismissed: B. Crapster vs. Clara E. Houx et al.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 9, 1885.
Dr. J. O. Houx, who formerly resided here, has returned and again opened a first class dental office.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 9, 1885.
OUR NEW DENTIST. Dr. J. O. Houx has fitted up his dentist rooms in the Torrance & Fuller block in first class shape. Dr. Houx was the first dentist Winfield had,—in 1873. He afterwards removed to Columbus, but after ten years absence, returns to his early stomping ground. He has a state reputation as a skillful dentist and we are glad to chronicle his return.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 3, 1885.
Dr. Houx, with laughing gas, pulls your teeth and you don’t know it. Over Friend’s store.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 1, 1885.
Dr. Houx the dentist: Torrance-Fuller block, will be absent next week.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 4, 1886.
F H. BULL, DENTIST. 910 Main Street. Teeth extracted without pain.
T. S. BROWN, DENTIST. Graduate of the Ohio College of Dental Surgery. Office corner 10th and Main Streets, over Baden’s.
DR. J. O. HOUX, DENTIST. Office in Torrance-Fuller block. Teeth extracted without pain by the use of nitrous-oxide gas—perfectly harmless.
DR. H. C. BAILY, SURGEON DENTIST. Office two doors west of post office. Nitrous Oxide Gas. Teeth examined free of charge. All work warranted. Having secured the exclusive right to use Dr. Baldwin’s Preparation for the painless extraction of teeth for this city, I am prepared to apply it to any person that has teeth requiring extraction.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 1, 1886.
Dr. Houx informs us that a big fire at Columbus, Kansas, his old home, Saturday, destroyed the east side of a big business square.