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Ira Kyger

                                                        Winfield Merchant.
Winfield Directory 1885.
Kyger Ira, second hand store, 1017 Main, res 218 e 12th
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Winfield Courier, November 22, 1883.
Dissolution Notice. Notice is hereby given that the partnership heretofore existing between the undersigned under the firm name of D. Berkey & Co., is this day dissolved by mutual consent. The undersigned David Berkey and Ira Kyger continuing the business under the name of Berkey & Kyger, will collect all accounts due the late firm and pay all the debts of said form. David Berkey, Ira Kyger, Frank T. Berkey. November 14, 1883.
Winfield Courier, October 23, 1884.
Dissolution Notice. NOTICE is hereby given that the partnership heretofore existing between Berkey & Kyger, in the furniture and store business, has been dissolved by mutual consent. The books are in the hands of Ira Kyger. D. BERKEY, IRA KYGER.
October 22nd, 1884.
Winfield Courier, October 30, 1884.
Ira Kyger’s second hand store in the room formerly occupied by Baden, on 8th Avenue, opposite City Steam Mills, is booming. Call and see when you have anything to sell, or if you are in want of anything in our line, such as new furniture, stoves, stove trimmings, queensware, glassware, looking glasses, sewing machines, or any other article used by man, woman, or child. Highest cash price paid for second-hand goods. All goods delivered.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 5, 1885.
REMOVAL. Kyger’s second hand store is being moved from 8th Avenue to No. 31 South Main St. this week. Look out for his ad next week.
Note: Ad referred to in above item did not appear in Winfield Courier of March 12, 1885. MAW
Edgar Kyger, son of Ira Kyger...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 9, 1885.
The Cowley County Normal Institute opened Monday in the High School building with a splendid outlook. One hundred and six were enrolled—almost double the first day’s enrollment of any year since the Institute’s inception. Sixty is the largest recorded for any first day up to this year. Prof. J. N. Wilkinson, of the State Normal School, is conductor, and Prof. A. Gridley, Miss Ella Kelly, and Mr. Will C. Barnes, all educators of experience and ability, are instructors. Of course, County Superintendent Limerick has general supervision. The teachers are vigorous and ambitious, exhibiting great interest in the enhancement of their vocation. The Institute is a marked contrast to that of last year, in attendance. Over half are new faces, if anything an improvement in appearance over any past Normal. Last year the Institute was held seven weeks, with one session a day. This year it will be but four weeks, with two sessions daily; morning, from 10 to 12; evening, 4 to 6. Following is Monday’s enrollment.

C. Grade. Anderson, E. M.; Anderson, Nettie; Abrams, Sarepta; Bertram, Belle; Bush, Belle; Baker, Annie; Barnett, Clara; Cochran, Jennie; Doty, Willis; Frederick, C. A.; George, Estrella; Goodrich, Cora; Honold, Geo.; Hunt, Marian; Honold, Lena; Holland, W. B.; Iry, Minnie; Ireton, Jenning; Jacobus, W. V.; Johnson, Henry; Kerr, Joseph; Kyger, Edgar; Myers, Aggie; McDorman, Fannie; Merydith, Metta; Miller, Alice; Nichols, Jessie; Nichols, Belle; O’Neil, Lizzie; Plank, Nellie; Rittenhouse, Mattie; Robertson, Josie; Race, Etta; Roseberry, Carries; Rice, Ettie; Robertson, J. E.; Smith, Dora; Singleton, Joe; Stafford, M. S.; Sumpter, Flora; Stevenson, Ettie; Shephard, Julia; Taylor, Mary; Tinsley, Maud; Van Orsdal, Mattie; Victor, Mattie; Weimer, Anna; Walton, Lillie.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 23, 1885.
The night blooming Cereus of Mr. Ira Kyger drew a large number of admiring spectators Saturday night. At eight o’clock it began to spread its lovely petals. They were as white as wax and peeped out from the bell-shaped bud with beauty exquisite. It continued to bloom until twelve o’clock, when its bud closed over it, to open no more till next year.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 10, 1885.
Irve Randall commenced throwing dirt on Tuesday for his new building just north of Kyger’s second-hand store. It will be a two-story building of brick and stone. Ed Weitzel will commence a similar building adjoining the Commercial Hotel. Ed is thinking of making it a three-story, and will go to work just as soon as the hide house is removed.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 24, 1885.
Paris & Harrod, excavators of the Curns & Manser, Wallis & Wallis, and Hunt cellar, are almost done with their work, and the mason work will soon commence. The block will be a seventy-five foot front and eighty feet deep; three stories high. When completed the building will fill the vacancy between Mater’s blacksmith shop and the millinery store, which has so long been an unsightly place and a wilderness of sunflowers and other weeds. This is not all. The corner below the second hand store of Ira Kyger is owned by men of capital, who are arranging to erect a fine building thereon. And still we boom, notwithstanding the wail from other towns that times are close and nothing doing.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 1, 1885.
Ira Kyger has returned from a short trip to Indiana, highly pleased with his visit.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 5, 1885.
Messrs. H. Y. Morrison and Wm. Angle, accompanied by Mr. Morrison’s daughter, Mrs. L. V. Heichert and her daughter, Clara, arrived Friday from Frankfort, Indiana. Mrs. Heichert spent part of last summer here and she now returns, hoping by spending the winter here in our pleasant climate, to be fully restored to health again. She will make her home with Mr. Kyger, 208 east 12th avenue. The gentlemen are delighted with our country and its climate.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 28, 1886.
FOR SALE. 40 acres of land joining Winfield on the south. Two good dwellings, young orchard, two corrals, fish pond of two acres, well fenced, as good for gardening or small fruit as on the Walnut river. Call at Ira Kyger’s second hand store, 1017 Main.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 4, 1886.
W. W. Berto, from Gainesville, Texas, is in the city looking around for a location and visiting his friend, Ira Kyger.


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