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Captain John Lowry and Family

                                                         Winfield, Kansas.
[Note: RKW gathered the following information relative to Capt. John Lowry and family. A daughter of Capt. Lowry married George Jennings.]
John Lowry was born in Washington City, D. C., on November 10, 1814, where he lived to full manhood. While still in Washington he was married to Miss Beebe, who died of cholera in St. Louis. To them was born one child, which died in infancy.
At that center of national life he met many of the Nation’s distin­guished men and formed their acquain­tance and companion­ship. Among them was the scholar and military chief­tain, General Robert E. Lee. He was entertained at his beautiful home at Arlington Heights.
In company with General Lee, he came to St. Louis where he made his home for several months after leaving Washington, D. C. Here John Lowry plied the Mississippi as a steamboat captain.
After this he moved to and lived at Peru, Illinois. During the Civil War he was engaged by the govern­ment to transport soldiers on the river. While living in Peru, Illinois, he was married to Miss Priscilla Craig. Of this marriage two chil­dren were born, both of whom died in childhood.
After the death of his second wife, Capt. John Lowry married Leonora Bryant. To them two children were born, Thomas S. Lowry, of Dallas, Texas, and Mrs. George (Jennie) Jennings of Winfield.
In 1870 he and his family came to Winfield and took up a government claim, the boundaries of which included the fair grounds and Riverside park.
His wife died October 28, 1896.
He died Sunday, July 17, 1904, in the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Jennings, who cared for him in his declining years. He was almost 90 years old.
The Winfield census of 1878 lists: John Lowry, 63, and Leonora Lowry, 50.
Census, early newspapers sometimes showed “Lowery” rather than “Lowry.”
Kansas 1875 Census, Winfield Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name                                 age sex color    Place/birth                    Where from
John Lowery [Lowry]         60 m     w      Washington City, D.C.        Illinois
Leonora Lowery [Lowry]   49   f      w      Pennsylvania                             Illinois
A. T. Stewart                     42 m     w      Pennsylvania                             Illinois
M. R. Stewart                    30   f      w      Pennsylvania                             Illinois
Virginia Stewart                  28   f      w      Pennsylvania                             Illinois
Mary Bryant                       22   f     w       Pennsylvania                             Illinois
Thomas Lowry             16 m    w       Pennsylvania                             Illinois
Virginia Lowry              15   f     w       Pennsylvania                             Illinois
[Note: It appears that A. T. Stewart was a brother of Mrs. John Lowry, married to Capt. John Lowry. The following were sisters of Mrs. John Lowry and A. T. Stewart: M. R. Stewart and Virginia Stewart. Virginia Stewart married E. S. Torrance. Leonora Stewart married Mr. William S. Bryant before she married Capt. John Lowry and had several children by Mr. Bryant. In 1875 a daughter, Mary Bryant, was living with Capt. and Mrs. John Lowry.]

Lowry, John, farmer, r. Stewart w. s. bet 9th and 10th avenues.
Miss Mollie Bryant...
                             INDEPENDENT ORDER OF GOOD TEMPLARS.
                                                      WINFIELD LODGE.
Established October 6, 1879. Meets Odd Fellows Hall, southwest corner Main and 8th avenues, every Monday at 7:30 p.m.
                       [Note: Odd Fellows Hall was above the store of J. B. Lynn.]
W. C. T., D. C. Beach; V. T., Mrs. Clara Beach; Secretary, Henry Rowland; Treasurer, R. C. Story; F. C., Miss Mollie Bryant; M., F. V. Rowland; Chaplain, Rev. J. Cairns; I. G., Rosa Frederick; O. G., F. T. Berkey.
Lowry, John, farmer, r. Stewart w. s. bet 9th and 10th avenues.
Lowry & Back, confectionery and ice cream at Riverside Park
Lowry Thos. S, res w Riverside opposite park
Lowry John & Son, ice dealers, w Riverside
Lowry John, farmer, res 909 Stewart
Lowry Geo., res 909 Stewart
Lowry Miss Virginia, res 909 Stewart
Stewart, Lora, student, boards John Lowry.
Stewart, Mary R., boards John Lowry.
Bryant Miss Mary, res 909 Stewart
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Winfield Messenger, October 4, 1872.
                                      Class L—Grains and Seeds—Eleven Entries.
Premiums to John Lowry, A. Menor, J. H. Curfman, A. S. Williams, C. M. Wood.
                                       Class N—Vegetables—Thirty-Four Entries.
Premiums to J. Nixon, J. A. Churchill, J. D. Cochran, John Lowry, A. Menor, Samuel Waugh, N. R. Churchill.
                             Class O—Domestic Manufactures—Thirty-seven Entries.
Premiums awarded to Mrs. W. T. Tucker, Miss E. Tusker, Mrs. E. P. Hickok, Miss E. A. Graham, Mrs. J. H. Curfman, Mrs. W. H. H. Maris, Mrs. C. M. Wood, Mrs. W. J. Walton, Mrs. A. Bullen, Mrs. L. Lowry, Mrs. W. W. Andrews, Mrs. H. Y. Churchill.
                                       Class R—Millinery, etc.—Sixty-five Entries.
Premiums to Mrs. W. Q. Mansfield, Miss Mary Deming, Mrs. A. McClellan, Mrs. M. Fitch, Mrs. C. M. Wood, Mrs. Hiram Fisk, Miss Maggie Harper, Miss M. Stewart, Mrs. L. Lowry, Mrs. E. C. Manning, Mrs. A. A. Jackson, Mrs. Luella Blandin, Mrs. E. Maris, Miss E. Davis.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 8, 1873.

The annual meeting of the stock holders of the Cowley County Agricultural society was held on Saturday last, at the office of the Secretary.
228 shares were represented, and voted upon.
The reports of the former Board of Directors were heard, and accepted.
The following persons were chosen directors for the ensuing year.
J. D. Cochran, W. W. Limbocker, W. K. Davis, H. Silver, E. Davis, J. B. Fairbank, Amos Walton, S. C. Winton, F. M. Schwantes, C. M. Wood, A. S. Williams, and J. R. Smith.
A. T. Stewart was chosen President, C. M. Wood, Vice Presi­dent, J. B. Fairbank, Secretary, and J. D. Cochran, Treasurer.
Two committees were appointed to prepare and submit premium lists to the board of directors.
One, of the ladies; consisting of Mrs. Dr. Mansfield, Mrs. C. M. Wood, Mrs. J. S. Towsey, Mrs. A. A. Jackson, and Mrs. John Lowry, to submit a list for the ladies department.
Winfield Courier, August 28, 1873. Editorial Page.
“They had their posters printed at St. Louis, and announced in flaming type the most noted speakers of our state to be present, without, to our certain knowledge, previously inviting them. They held a meeting composed almost entirely of Copper­heads and Liberal Republicans. A few straight Republicans being in the meeting secured for C. M. Scott, of the Traveler and the Editor of this paper, a place on the committee on Resolutions.
“There was not a single person present at that meeting engaged in agricultural pursuits for a livelihood that we can think of just now, with one solitary exception. We know of a good many substantial farmers in and about town who were not there. We enumerate: J. D. Cochran, A. T. Stewart, John Lowry; C. M. Wood, A. Meanor, J. H. Land, Mr. Roberts, and several others whose names we cannot now recall, farmers in about town, of all political groups, that were not present and had no voice in the meeting at all.
“Who did manage it? Farmer Allison and Farmer Paul, gentlemen who perhaps never turned an acre of ground in all their lives, and who are certainly not now for years past been engaged in agriculture. . . .”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 4, 1873.

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. Lowry on their fine improvements and wish 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.
We reached the place of meeting through clouds of dust, and found about three hundred people present, but not our friends: Cochran, Renfro, Stewart, Lowery, Clingman, Andrews, Foos, Holcomb, etc. A few farmers were present, but they wore either a dissatisfied look, as though they had been sold, or a hungry look as though they would give their farms for a county office. . . .
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 25, 1873.
The finest job in stone-cutting yet out is a chimney for Capt. Lowry’s new house. The stone are solid hollow joints; being put together with cement joints.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 25, 1873.
We give this week a cursory report of the 3rd annual fair of the Cowley County Agricultural Society, held last week. Notwith­standing the dust which at times was almost stifling, the fair was quite successful and the managers are entitled to much credit for the energy and good judgment they used. We are informed by the secretary that there were over 400 entries, and more than 1,000 different articles on exhibition. We report some of the premiums as furnished us. The race horse and fast trotter had to take a back place this year, while the horse for service came to the front. The “pure agricultural horse trot” gave way to the tests of strength, and excellence was not measured by the short time required to run 300 yards. We were glad to notice some very good young stock in this department. The premiums were awarded as follows.
                                                         GARDEN SEEDS.
We took great interest in this department for the future wealth of the county is assured if the soil and climate are well adapted to corn and other small grains. The exhibition in this department was quite full, and the quality of the samples excellent.
The premiums were awarded on corn to J. G. Titus, R. L. Cowles, F. W. Schwantes. On wheat, white, A. Meaner; red, J. H. Curfman, spring wheat, J. Lowry.
The collection was good. We remember the time when vegeta­bles were as rare and as great a luxury in this county as the rarest tropical fruits. Now most every kind is abundant and the quality excellent. There were some forty entries in this department.
The premiums were awarded to J. H. Land, J. Lowry, H. H. Johnson, C. M. Wood, J. H. Curfman, J. A. Churchill, Jno. Irwin, and Mrs. J. H. Curfman.
Winfield Courier, April 17, 1874.
The new stone house of Captain Lowry is now ready for occupancy, and is one of the finest and most complete residences in the county. We would be pleased to see more such residences built this summer.
Winfield Courier, June 19, 1874.
The members of the Congregational sewing circle are request­ed to meet at the residence of Mr. Blandin on Tuesday next. A full attendance is desired. MRS. LOWRY, Sec.
Winfield Courier, November 12, 1874.

The ladies of the Congregational Society will hold a social at the residence of Mr. John Lowry, on Wednesday evening, Nov. 18. During the evening we will hear Miss Malony on the Chinese Question. All are invited to attend.
Capt. Lowry’s, Mrs. Lowry, Misses Stewarts, Miss Bryant...
Winfield Courier, November 19, 1874.
Notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather last evening the sociable at Capt. Lowry’s was quite a pleasant affair. The magnificent parlors lit by one of Black’s improved chandeliers were thrown open and playing, singing, laughing, and talking was the order of the evening. Mrs. Lowry, the Misses Stewarts, and Miss Bryant, the numerous hostesses, were very attentive to their guests, which made anything but enjoyment impossible.
Capt. Lowry’s...
Winfield Courier, January 28, 1875.
The young “bloods,” who had made arrangements to visit Capt. Norton’s of Arkansas City, last week, changed their programme and had an oyster supper at Capt. Lowry’s.
Thos. Lowry, Jennie Lowry...
Winfield Courier, February 4, 1875.
                                                     Grammar Department.
Delhe Kennedy, Eddie Whitehead, Frank Howard, Holiday Menor, Addison Powers, Thos. Cochran, Robert Dever, Rolly Millspaugh, Frank Howland, Harry McMillen, Robert Deming, Isaac Johnson, Fred Hunt, Thos. Lowry, Wm. Hudson, Harvey Thomas, Willie McClellan, Harold Mansfield, Eddie Likowski, Ora Lowery, Ella Freeland, Nettie Quarles, Belle Galbraith, Inez Griswold, Ella Manly, Kate Johnson, Jennie Hane, Jennie Lowry, Mary Cochran, Ida McMillen, Mary Hudson, Nellie Powers, Nellie Barnard, Cora Andrews, Bertha Lamb, Eugenie Holmes, Laura McMillen, Pella Bradish, Jessie Millington, Hortense Holmes, Mattie Minnihan, Maggie Dever, Lillie Ford.
Fred Hunt, Miss Jennie Hane, and Miss Ella Freeland are graduates in spelling, each having spelled 400 words in regular recitation without missing one.
We wish those interested would freely visit our schools and remark about anything either satis­factory or unsatisfactory.
                                     W. C. ROBINSON, MISS S. E. ALDRICH.
John Lowry...
Winfield Courier, March 25, 1875.
There will be a meeting of the stockholders of the Winfield Cemetery Association on Wednesday, March 31, 1875, at W. H. H. Maris’ store. All persons owning a lot in the Winfield Cemetery are stockholders, and entitled to vote at the meeting. A full attendance is requested. The following is a list of the said stockholders.
                                              JOHN B. FAIRBANK, Secretary.

John Lowry, C. A. Bliss, Mrs. Clara Flint, Robert Hudson, W. L. Fortner, W. H. Dunn,           Mallard, Dr. D. N. Egbert, J. H. Land, W. M. Boyer, A. Menor, S. J. Swanson, Mrs. Eliza Davis, M. L. Read. S. C. Smith,           Kenton,           Marshall, Henry Martin,  W. H. H. Maris, Mrs. K. Maris, E. Maris, J. Newman, L. J. Webb, J. W. Smiley, George W. Brown, John Rhoads, H. H. Lacy, L. T. Michner, George Gray, N. W. Holmes, John Mentch, M. Steward, J. J. Barrett, J. W. Johnson, J. Evans,           Cutting, W. G. Graham, S. W. Greer, Dr. W. Q. Mansfield, J. D. Cochran, C. C. Stephens, W. H. South, J. C. Weathers, Mrs. Joseph Foos, G. S. Manser, Mrs. Southworth, A. A. Jackson, J. F. Graham, Mrs. H. McMasters, S. H. Myton, S. H. Darrah, M. L. Robinson, D. H. Rodocker, R. H. Tucker, James Kelly, W. Dibble, D. F. Best, Z. T. Swigart, R. Rogers.
Tom Lowry...
Winfield Courier, August 12, 1875.
That wasn’t an immigrant train that came in late Saturday night from the south. That old wagon sheet had under it Tom. Lowry, Tom. Copeland, Will. Slemmons, and Add Powers, and we don’t know how many more. They had been out to the picnic, and were taking advantage of the moon.
John Lowry...
Winfield Courier, November 25, 1875.
                                                 County Warrants to be Paid.
                   COUNTY TREASURER’S OFFICE, WINFIELD, Nov. 1, 1875.
By virtue of authority given by an Act of the Legislature of the State of Kansas, approved February 10th, 1875, entitled “An Act to amend Section Sixty-nine of Chapter Twenty-five, General Statutes of Eighteen Hundred and Sixty-eight,” I hereby give notice that the principal and accrued interest of County Warrants herein below described will be paid at the County Treasurer’s Office, in Winfield, on and after the 1st day of November, 1875, and that the interest on said warrants will cease on that day. E. B. KAGER, County Treasurer.
By F. GALLOTTI, Deputy.
Names of parties to whom warrants are payable:
                                        JOHN LOWRY: 1 WARRANT - $94.50.
Capt. Lowry, Misses Stewart and Bryant...
Winfield Courier, January 4, 1877.
The sheriff, the postmaster, the editor, the “capitalist,” the attorney, and two law students enjoyed a magnificent New Years’ dinner at the residence of Capt. Lowry. The Misses Stewart and Bryant were particularly solicitous upon that occasion.
Virginia Stewart, sister of A. T. Stewart and Mrs. John [Bryant] Lowry, marries E. S. Torrance, later known as “Judge Torrance,” at residence of Capt. Lowry...
Winfield Courier, February 8, 1877.        
MARRIED. TORRANCE - STEWART. At the residence of the bride’s sister in Winfield, Kansas, Feb. 1st, at 9 p.m., by Rev. J. E. Platter, Mr. E. S. Torrance to Miss Virginia Stewart.
The wedding was a quiet affair, a few family friends only being present. A. T. Stewart, the bride’s brother, came down from Kansas City the day previous to attend the nuptials, loaded with presents for the bride. As a lawyer, gentleman, or compan­ion, Mr. Torrance is not surpassed. As a husband may he be so great a favorite. Miss Stewart has long occupied an important place in Winfield society and the many friends of the newly wedded couple are rejoiced to know that two as worthy as they have joined fortunes for weal and woe.

From different members of the family and friends in Kansas City, the bride and groom were the recipients of many costly presents consisting principally of elegantly carved silverware.
Jennie Lowry...
Winfield Courier, June 14, 1877.
                                                        The Closing Exercises
Of the Winfield public schools came off Friday afternoon of last week under the direction of Geo. W. Robinson, principal. The four schools united in giving an entertainment in the Courthouse hall. These exercises consisted of songs, declamations, essays, dialogues, and a paper. Jay Bryan, in a well delivered declamation, told us why a dog’s nose is always cold, and Samuel Aldrich rendered the “Wedding of Whitinsville” quite well. Three little girls, Ada Rushbridge, Minnie Andrews, and Nellie Plank gave a dialogue teaching the true source of pleasure, and Minnie Quarles and Anna Hunt illustrated the difference between the “good old times” and the present degenerate age. Frank Robinson came to the rescue of the much-abused grandmothers, while George Black advised us to “smile” whenever we can. Berkey Bartlett gave a good rendition of “The Sculptor Boy,” and Johnny Howland told us how well we look “sitting around.”
The essays by Misses Robertson, Nauman, and Winslow, were well read, and showed that this important branch of education has not been neglected by our teachers.
Lady Clare, by Miss Lizzie Kinne; Maud Muller, by Miss Laura McMillen; and The Ballad Carnilhan, by Miss Eugene Holmes, were recitations of some length and much merit.
The opening song was a good selection, and was well rendered. The quartette, Beautiful Rain, sung by Misses Jennie Hane, Lutie Newman, Eugene Holmes, and Jennie Lowry, was finely executed and highly appreciated by the audience.
The exercises altogether were quite pleasant, and scholars and teachers deserve praise for the labors which ended in this afternoon entertainment.
Mrs. John Lowry’s son, Jno. S. Bryant...
Winfield Courier, October 11, 1877.
Central City, Dakota Territory, October 4. A fatal shooting affray occurred this evening. Jno. S. Bryant, owning a placer claim here, claimed surface ground of his claim as a mill site. A. W. Adams, formerly a correspondent of the Salt Lake Tribune and Chicago papers, whose nom de plume was “Old Pioneer,” and “Ching Foo,” also claimed the ground by right of purchase. The difficulty culminated this evening. They met on the ground. Adams shot Bryant through the body, and turned and fled. Bryant then, drawing a navy revolver, fired three shots at Adams, the first missing; after the second shot, Adams fell. Bryant still advanced, and placing the pistol at his head, sent a ball through Adams’ brain, killing him instantly. Bryant is not expected to recover.
We believe that Mr. Bryant is a son of Mrs. Lowry, of this place, and visited here two or three months in 1872. Mr. Bryant has since died.
Winfield Courier, October 25, 1877.
DIED. At Central City, Dakota Territory, Oct. 5, 1877, John S., youngest son of William S. and Leonora Bryant, formerly of Peru, Lazette County, Illinois; aged 22 years and 14 days.
We clip the following from the Black Hills Daily Pioneer.

“The funeral of Mr. J. S. Bryant on Sunday was attended by a large crowd of his mourning friends. It was the largest funeral procession we have seen in the Hills. The services were conducted at Central City by Major Newson, and the choir led by Mr. Charles Lack. The Major made a most eloquent, touching, and appropriate address. We regret exceedingly not having space to publish it. It was a sermon preached out of the pulpit without gown or cassock, a just tribute to the memory of the deceased, and caused the tear of sympathy to moisten many a manly eye. It did not harrow up the feelings of the bereaved, but appealed to the hearts of all.”
Winfield Courier, November 15, 1877.
E. C. Manning has sold his home place to Capt. Hunt. He will not [now?] build a grand residence across the street north of Capt. Lowry’s.
Winfield Courier, December 6, 1877.
On last Friday and Saturday evenings a few of the boys and girls of this city buckled on their skates and improved the first opportunity of the season. Capt. Lowry’s pond afforded good skating. The ice was about four inches thick.
Winfield Courier, December 27, 1877.
                                                        School Entertainment.
On Thursday evening last, one of the largest audiences we have witnessed in this town was entertained in a most enjoyable manner at the M. E. Church by the pupils of our city schools. The entertainment was under the management of Prof. George W. Robinson, assisted by Misses Saint, Wickersham, and Bryant. At an early hour every available seat in the church was occupied by some friend of the school, eagerly waiting for the commencement of the exercises. At about quarter after 7 o’clock the programme was commenced by a piece of music entitled “Home of Rest,” very beautifully rendered by Misses Dever, Haine, Lowry, and Newman. We have not time nor space to make minute mention of each part of the exercises, but will make the sweeping statement that every part was excellent and merited great praise, and will let it suffice by mentioning more particularly a few which greatly impressed us. We considered the concert reading by the Fifth reader class of Miss Emma Saint’s department the best exercise of the evening, in that it showed better than anything else the progress which the pupils are making. It showed great labor and training on the part of the teacher as well as the pupils. The recitation of the “Bridal Wine Cup,” by Miss Lizzie Kinne, was very affecting, and left a deep impression on the minds of the listeners. The “Old Bachelor,” by one of the little boys, tugged hard at the heart-strings of many present. The recitation, “Tom’s Come Home,” by Miss Haidee Tresize, was very affecting. “The Three Lovers,” as read by Miss Inez Daniels, was excellent, and we hope the moral contained therein may be heeded by the young men of our flourishing town. Taken as a whole, the entertainment was a grand success. Great credit is due to our teachers for the manner in which the whole matter was conducted.
Jennie Lowry...
Winfield Courier, July 25, 1878.
Miss Jennie Lowry had one of her wrists put out of place while horseback riding one evening last week.
Winfield Courier, April 10, 1879.

Miss May Benedict, of Arkansas City, spent last week at this place, visiting Miss Jennie Lowry.
Mr. Lowry [turns out that this refers to Capt. John Lowry]...
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1879.
Mr. Lowry, the veteran ice man, dropped down on “our boys” Tuesday with a huge chunk of ice, which, in view of the “hotness” of election day, was very acceptable. Mr. Lowry will deliver ice to any part of the city during the coming season, and persons leaving orders with him can rely upon their being promptly attended to.
Jennie Lowry...
Winfield Courier, June 12, 1879.
Miss Jennie Lowry is making a short visit at South Haven.
Jennie R. Lowry...
Winfield Courier, August 14, 1879.
The Normal is now in fair running order, and the teachers are getting down to hard, solid work. Profs. Wheeler, Story, and Trimble, with their corps of assistants, are working like bea­vers, and there is a united feeling among teachers and pupils to make the time count. The teachers in attendance number 117, and seem as intelligent and as capable of training the young ideas as can be found anywhere.
Below we append a corrected list of those in attendance.
Lorenzo Harris, S. P. Bailey, C. W. Crank, Sarah Bovee, Lou A. Bedell, T. B. Hall, Mina C. Johnson, Mollie L. Rouzee, C. L. Swarts, Martha Thompson, Mary Buck, John L. Ward, John W. Jones, W. E. Ketcham, Squire Humble, C. C. Overman, R. B. Over­man, P. S. Martin, Carrie Morris, Mattie L. West, R. S. White, Jonathan Hunt, Henrietta King, Florence Wood, Effie Randall, Jerry Adams, Ella E. Davis, Mattie E. Minnihan, Allie Wheeler, A. B. Taylor, Ray E. Newman, John Bower, Adam L. Weber, R. A. O’Neil, John C. Rowland, Jennie Davy, Rosa Frederick, Flora Ware, Mattie Mitchell, J. J. Harden, Jennie R. Lowry, Mary Cochran, Alice Bullock, Maggie Stansbury, Ella Hittle, George Wright, Cinna May Patten, Mrs. J. E. Brown, Electa Strong, Mary Tucker, Mrs. E. T. Trimble, A. Limerick, E. A. Millard, E. I. Johnson, R. B. Corson, Celina Bliss, Fannie Pontious, Ella A. Kirkpatrick, Ella Kelly, Mrs. S. Hollingsworth, Lizzie Landis, Fannie McKinlay, Mrs. L. M. Theaker, Mary S. Theaker, Alice Pyburn, L. C. Brown, T. J. Floyd, Alvin E. Hon, Nettie D. Handy, Alfred Cochran, J. P. Hosmer, Floretta Shields, Ella Akers, Ella Sandford, Lusetta Pyburn, Mrs. Southard, Allie Klingman, Amy Robertson, Annie Hunt, Sarah Hodges, H. G. Blount, Grant Stafford, Risdon Gilstrap, James Lorton, James E. Perisho, Nannie M. McGee, Ella Z. Stuart, Anna O. Wright, T. J. Rude, Nellie R. Waggin, Alice E. Dickie, Inez L. Patten, Ella Freeland, Sarah E. Davis, Mollie Davis, Mattie Walters, Nannie Andrew, Albertine Maxwell, Ella Grimes, H. C. Holcomb, Hattie Warnock, D. S. Armstrong, S. A. Smith, J. F. Hess, Tirzie B. Marshall, C. Hutchins, Arvilla Elliot, Ella Bosley, L. McKinley, James Warren, A. J. Denton, Fannie Skinner, Hattie McKinley, Estella Cronk, Jessie Sankey, Anna Bartlett, Anna L. Norton.
(?) Lowry’s ice house...
Winfield Courier, October 9, 1879.

While a lady was driving to town on the road past the depot Monday evening, her horse fell through the culvert opposite Lowry’s ice house, injuring him severely and breaking the buggy in several places. The lady had driven across this bridge earlier in the evening, and noticed while crossing that it was in rather a bad condition. When she returned she concluded to lead the horse across, but when partly over it stepped on the end of a loose board and went down. The cries of the lady brought several men to the spot, who tore away the timbers and released the animal. Someone should look after this matter or the township may have a heavy bill of damages to pay. Twenty-five dollars spent in repairs might save five hundred for damages.
(?) Lowry land...
Winfield Courier, April 22, 1880.
Robert O’Niel, 4th Sergeant of the Winfield Rifles, came near being killed last Tuesday. A detachment of the Rifles were out for target practice, on the Lowry land beyond the river. The mark was three hundred yards distant, with O’Niel stationed at the target as marker, and as fast as one shot was recorded would lie down behind a large rock, fifty yards from the target, until the next man had fired. One of the men fired too low, the ball striking about one hundred and fifty yards in front of the target, and glancing to the left, struck the rock behind which O’Niel was lying, knocking pieces of stone into his face and eyes. He was picked up senseless, but was soon brought to, and is now about recovered from the shock. You can’t count on an army rifle unless you’re directly behind it, and then it’s best to be about three miles behind it.
Mrs. Lowry’s son, Will Bryant, returns for visit...
Winfield Courier, June 24, 1880.
Mr. Will Bryant, a son of Mrs. Lowry, and an old time resident of Winfield, returned last week. He will only remain a short time.
Winfield Courier, July 8, 1880.
R. M. Snyder has sold his grocery store to Messrs. Bryant & Bennett, late of Texas. Mr. Bryant is a son of Mrs. Lowry, of this place, and an old time resident of Winfield. They under­stand the grocery business and will make things boom in the grocery trade.
Winfield Courier, July 15, 1880.
                                                       CHANGE OF FIRM.
BRYANT & BENNETT, Having bought R. M. Snyder’s stock of Groceries, and with large invoice coming in daily, are PREPARED TO COMPETE with any house in the county, EITHER WHOLE­SALE OR RETAIL. “Live and Let Live” is our motto. HIGHEST MARKET PRICE PAID FOR PRODUCE. Goods sold at bed rock prices. Give us a trial is all we ask. [NO ADDRESS GIVEN.]
Winfield Courier, July 15, 1880.
In another column will be found an ad for the new grocery firm of Bryant & Bennett. These gentlemen purchased the grocery house of R. M. Snyder, one of the best in city; and have stocked it up with everything needed in the grocery line, and are preparing to do a large share of the business coming to Winfield. They are live, enterprising men, are thoroughly acquainted with the business, and will succeed.

Winfield Courier, September 2, 1880.
The firm of Bryant & Bennett has dissolved. Bryant contin­ues the business and Bennett returns to Texas.
Thomas S. Lowry marries Cora L. Bradish...
Winfield Courier, October 7, 1880.
The COURIER boys were treated yesterday morning to samples of cake of the choicest varieties, accompanied by a card bearing the following legend: “Compliments of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Lowry. THOMAS S. LOWRY. CORA L. BRADISH.”
We congratulate the happy couple, and wish them all the joys which their young hearts now so fondly anticipate. Rev. N. L. Rigby performed the ceremony.
John Lowry...
Winfield Courier, November 25, 1880.
Trial docket for December term, commencing on the first Monday (6th day) of December, A. D. 1880:
                                           CIVIL DOCKET. SECOND DAY.
                                         John Lowry vs. C. S. & Ft. S. R. R. Co.
Jennie Lowry...
Winfield Courier, January 6, 1881.
Miss May Benedict, one of Arkansas City’s belles, has been visiting friends and acquaintances in Winfield this week, the guest of Miss Jennie Lowry.
John Lowry...
Winfield Courier, April 28, 1881.
                                                CIVIL DOCKET: 120 CASES.
                                            John Lowry vs. C S & Ft S R R Co.
                                                 John Lowry vs. F. A. Osborn.
Capt. Lowry...
Winfield Courier, May 19, 1881.
A pleasant party gathered at the residence of Capt. Lowry, last Tuesday evening, to shake hands with A. T. Stewart and form the acquaintance of his bride. Most of the company were “old settlers,” persons who began here with Mr. Stewart ten to eleven years ago.
Winfield Courier, May 26, 1881.
Messrs. M. L. Read, S. C. Smith, Captain Lowry, and M. L. Robinson have purchased the grove west of town, known as Lowry’s Grove, and will improve and throw it open for the benefit of the public as a park.
Mr. (?) Lowry...
Winfield Courier, June 2, 1881.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Garvey have gone to housekeeping. They occupy Sheriff Shenneman’s house near Mr. Lowry’s.
Excerpts: Captain Lowry...

Winfield Courier, June 9, 1881 - Front Page
                                                        RIVERSIDE PARK.
Winfield, behind the large cities of the State in nothing, has taken a step ahead of them by the establishment of a pleasure ground for her citizens, to be known as Riverside Park. The park grounds include forty acres, situated but a quarter of a mile from the depot of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad, and is easy of access from all parts of the State, from the fact of two lines of railroads running into the town. A splendid flag­staff has been planted in the middle of the park, from which will float the national colors, while a fine fountain of unique design is also to be erected. The river here affords splendid opportu­nities for boating, and a steam pleasure boat is to be put upon the waters soon, in addition to which will be several small boats, which will be let out to parties for a reasonable consider­ation. Rustic seats will be placed all around and through the park, which, with the beautiful, shaded and winding walks, fine lawns, the pleasures of the river, the luxuriant velvet grass upon the finest camping ground in the State, will render it the most favored spot in all the West. The citizens of Winfield have taken hold of the matter in earnest, and what they undertake they never fail to put through. A fine flag pavement is now being put down between the city and the park, while the highway between the two constitutes as fine a drive as can be found in the State.
The ground comprising the park was purchased a short time ago by Captain Lowry, Captain S. C. Smith, Messrs. M. L. Robinson, J. L. Horning, A. Spotswood, and M. L. Read, who give it to the city free, for the purpose of holding public gatherings of all kinds, Sunday and public school picnics, camp-meetings, and other pleasure and business assemblage. These gentlemen have shown a public spirit that is commendable, and deserve, as they have received, the thanks of the people of the city, for whom they have done so much.
This park is, without doubt, the finest place in the State for the holding of camp-meetings, as there are high and dry places for the putting up of tents, and shaded by lordly monarchs of the forest, making it delightfully cool and pleasant in every way. Over three miles of winding drives are now being built, which will add materially to the beauties and pleasures of this place. The spot selected for this park is in every way a de­lightful and superior one, and it will prove a joy forever, to no not only the good people of the enterprising city of Winfield, but to the whole State as well.
John Lowry...
Winfield Courier, June 16, 1881.
A considerable number of the citizens of Winfield met on Monday evening on the steps of the Winfield Bank to provide for raising funds for the immediate relief of the sufferers caused by the cyclone Sunday evening. Mr. Crippen called the people together by music from the band.
                                                   John Lowry donated $2.00.
Excerpts: John Lowry...
Winfield Courier, June 30, 1881.

At the depot, I met Will. Garvey, formerly of Topeka, who said in the same breath that had inquired how long I was going to stay, “Do you see that park off there? Well, M. L. Robinson will take you over to see it in his buggy.” We went uptown, and, sure enough, in fifteen minutes I was seated in Mr. Robinson’s car­riage, and ten minutes afterward was being shown all over one of the most beautiful parks in the State.
It lies a quarter of a mile west of the A., T. & S. F. depot, on the north bank of the Walnut River, and consists of forty acres of grand old trees, and aspiring younger ones not yet freed from the clinging vines which make shade and add a gro­tesque and charming appearance to them. The place is named Riverside Park, and is the property of M. L. Read, the banker, Mr. M. L. Robin­son, his nephew, Mr. S. C. Smith, and Mr. Lowry. They have had a force of men in it cleaning out the underbrush, and locating and clearing drives all the spring, and have really succeeded admira­bly.
There is a long drive and a promenade along the waters’ edge, covered by the shadiest of trees, and allowing glimpses of charming scenery upon either bank of one of the most beautiful of Kansas streams. Other drives run at all angles in and about beautiful groves, affording a ride of more than ten miles within the enclosure. The trees are full of birds, which are protected and fostered. A speaker’s stand will be placed for the 4th of July, when the park will be used for celebration purposes. This stand will consist of a stone twenty feet square, placed upon pillars of masonry, and will be donated by the proprietors of the celebrated Cowley County stone quarry, Messrs. Holmes & Co. The river affords a fine boating course, and boats will be placed upon it at once. A steamboat is being secured, which will make excursions up and down the river. Riverside Park is certainly a great improvement.
Jennie Lowry...
Cowley County Courant, January 5, 1882.
Miss Jennie Lowry, highland lass, very neat and pretty costume.
Winfield Courier, January 12, 1882.
Teachers Directory: 1881-82.    WINFIELD.    MONTHLY SALARY.
                                            Jennie R. Lowry, District 37: $30.00.
Winfield Courier, January 19, 1882.
EDITORS COURIER: Please announce that the Teachers’ Association of the Central Division will meet in Winfield school building, Saturday, January 28th, at 10 o’clock a.m.
The following programme indicates the teachers of the Central Division, and the work assigned them for the next meeting.
1. Manners and Morale: How Best Taught. F. H. Burton, Anna Hardin, and A. P. Cochran.
2. How to Study. S. A. Smith, S. P. King, and Emma Elliott.
3. Public Spelling. E. P. Hickock, A. H. Stuber, and Celina Bliss.
4. Lessons on the Use of the Globe. R. S. White, W. M. Coe, and Ella Grimes.
5. How to Study Literature in the Common School. M. H. Marckum, John Bower, and Nettie Wanner.
6. Spelling Classes—their Uses and Abuses. A. J. Brothers, Jennie R. Lowry, Fannie Harden, and Laura Elliott.

7. Ventilation. A. P. Cochran, Ella Little, Lillie M. Gregory, and Frank Akers.
Cowley County Courant, March 23, 1882.
Miss Jennie Lowry, of your city, was visiting friends at Bethel Saturday and Sunday. Miss Lowry taught the winter term of school at Bethel and was much liked by all the scholars.
Winfield Courier, May 11, 1882.
Miss Etta Robinson received a number of her friends at her home on last Saturday evening. The guests were finely entertained with select readings, etc., and all took part in various amusements, while an elegant collation consisting of cakes and ice cream was served at eleven o’clock. We give below a list of those in attendance: Messrs. Jas. Cairns, Roy Stidger, Grant Stafford, John Randall, James Wayman, Frank Berkey, and Albert Woods of Wellington; Misses Lutie Newman, Clara Bowman, Jennie Lowry, Josie Bard, Ella Freeland, Anna Hunt, Mary Randall, and Etta Earlin, of Wellington.
Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.
                                                          OUR NORMAL.
                                   Notes About Our Teachers and Their Work.
                                           NORMAL TEACHERS—GRADE B.
Of Winfield: Jennie Lowry, Rose Frederick, Emma Gridley, Villa Combs, Fannie Harden, Jennie E. Davy, Maggie Stansbury, Fannie Pontious, Maggie Seabridge, Amy Robertson, Etta B. Robinson, D. J. Brothers, Frank Robinson, Ansel Gridley, Samuel Aldrich, Charles Ware.
Capt. Lowry...
Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.
                                    Special Horticultural Meeting. August 12, 1882.
Society called to order in COURIER office. Minutes of regular meeting passed. Notice to Cowley County fruit growers by secretary, read by president. Messrs. Taylor, Gillett, and Hogue were appointed a committee to report on varieties of fruit on table, which was loaded with fine products of horticultural skill from orchards and garden. After an interesting discussion by members, committee and visitors present, among whom we noticed Mr. Myron Hall, of Newton, an old veteran horticulturist, who labeled, named, and arranged Kansas’ exhibition of fruit at the Centennial exhibition. We hope and expect his aid and assistance in preparing an exhibit for Topeka in September. The committee on fruit reported as follows.
We present the following on the present exhibit. I. H. Bonsall, peas, No. 1, unknown; No. 3, Bartlett; No. 2, Winter Nellis; No. 2, apples, Ben Davis. T. A. Blanchard, fine Conrad grapes. A. R. Gillett, Livingston tomato, new and fine. Capt. Lowry, very fine display of 17 Crawford’s Early peaches, 9½ inches in circumference and ½ pound weight each; also two apples, variety not determined. Mrs. Wilson Shaw, fine cluster of yellow Siberian crab.
Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.
Capt. Lowry brought us in a treat that brightened our devil’s careworn expression wonderfully. It was a half bushel of his mammoth Early Crawford peaches. The printers unanimously vote Capt. Lowry the medal.

Jennie Lowry...
Winfield Courier, September 14, 1882.
The following persons hold valid certificates in this county, and can make legal contracts with school boards.
                                                         WINFIELD CITY.
                                                   Miss Jennie Lowry, grade 2.
Thomas Lowry...
Winfield Courier, December 7, 1882.
Tom Lowry has returned from his long sojourn in Mexico and Texas.
Capt. and Mrs. Lowry...
Winfield Courier, December 21, 1882.
A number of young folks enjoyed a very pleasant time at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Capt. Lowry Tuesday evening. An evening spent with a family who are all such royal entertainers could be nothing else but one of the most enjoyable.
The next two items indicate that Laura Stewart of Sumner County was the granddaughter of Mrs. John Lowry. The items I believe are incorrect. It does indicate however that Mrs. Lowry must have had a brother living in Sumner County...
Winfield Courier, January 25, 1883.
Among the prettiest costumes at the masquerade skate at the rink Monday evening was one worn by Miss Laura Stewart, constructed of COURIERS. It was a very unique representation and of course we think she “took the cake.”
Winfield Courier, February 1, 1883.
Miss Laura Stewart returned to her home in Sumner County Friday. She has been spending the winter with her grandmother, Mrs. Capt. Lowry.
Jennie Lowry...
Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.
Miss Jennie Lowry is visiting friends in Arkansas City.
Captain Lowry: ice wagon...
Winfield Courier, April 19, 1883.
Captain Lowry started his ice wagon Monday morning. The COURIER returns thanks for a chunk.
Jennie Lowry...
Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.
Miss Jennie Lowry has returned from a month’s visit with Arkansas City friends.
Mr. (?) Lowry’s ice cream parlor...
Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.
The frame for Mr. Lowry’s ice cream parlor near Riverside Park entrance is up. This will be a popular resort for picnic parties.
Capt. John Lowry...
Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.
                                               A NEW FAIR ASSOCIATION.

                The Grounds are Purchased and We are to Have the Biggest and Best Fair
                                                           In the Southwest.
Last Saturday the directors of the Fair Association met and a proposition from Senator Hackney and others was laid before them. The new plan was to reorganize the Fair Association under a charter which would allow the issuance of ten thousand dollars of capital stock, which should be placed at once and the proceeds used in purchasing grounds and improving them. The plan met with favor from the directors and they adjourned to meet again in thirty days, when if the subscription to the stock of the new corporation is completed, they will accept the new charter as an amendment to the old one. Immediately after adjournment the subscription to the stock was opened and three thousand dollars subscribed at once.
As soon as the success of the stock subscription was assured, a committee waited upon Capt. Lowry and purchased of him sixty-five acres of ground near the west bridge and adjoining Riverside Park on the north. This tract includes about twelve acres of a magnificent grove—one of the few in which the “grand primeval forest” has escaped the ruthless ax. The open ground is as level as a floor and affords one of the finest locations for a speed ring to be found anywhere. Altogether the location is almost perfect for a magnificent fair ground.
The grounds will be surrounded at once with a tight high-board fence. Men will be put to work trimming up the grove, clearing out the underbrush, and laying off walks. In laying off the speed ring, the services of a professional track man will be secured and no pains or money will be spared to make it the best in the state.
The great drawback to successful fairs in this county heretofore has been a lack of capital and a lack of financial backing which would secure to exhibitors the payment of their premiums promptly and in full. Under the new charter the Association will start out owning a splendid fair ground, and with five thousand dollars in the treasury as an improvement fund. At last it begins to look as if Cowley would have a fair which will be a credit to every citizen within her borders.
Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.
For the first time in the history of the town, burglars have raided us. Friday night the residences of S. L. Gilbert and Capt. Lowry were raided and several articles of value taken. Mr. Gilbert lay down on the lounge about ten o’clock, leaving his clothes beside him. The  next morning the clothes were found on the back porch with the pockets turned inside out. His watch was not taken, probably owing to its having his name in it. There were muddy tracks near his couch and all around the house. It was probably the same gang which visited Mr. Lowry’s. They entered nearly every room in the house and succeeded in getting five dollars in money and some little trinkets. The work was done in a way which indicates that they were no chickens at the business. No noise was made and no one was awakened.
Jennie Lowry...
Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.
                                                    Commencement Exercises.

The fourth annual commencement of the Winfield High School will be held in Manning’s hall on Friday evening, May 11th. The following is the program.
                                                     ALUMNI EXERCISES.
Prayer: J. E. Platter.
                                                        GREETING SONG.
Essay: “Links”: Hattie Andrews, Class ’82
Declamation: “Flying Jim’s Last Leap”: James Cairns, Class ’82.
Essay: Mary Randall, Class ’82.
Recitation: “The Legend of Bregenz”: Jennie Lowry, Class ’81.
Excerpt re Editorial Convention: Capt. And Mrs. John Lowry...
Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.
                                                     Notes of the Convention.
To Capt. and Mrs. John Lowry were assigned A. N. Moyer of the Wyandotte Gazette and G. F. King of the Oswego Democrat.
Excerpts: Mrs. John Lowry...
Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.
                                                  A COMPLETE SURPRISE.
Sixty-five ladies and gentlemen of the best citizens of Winfield joined in a plot last Wednesday, May 16th, to surprise D. A. Millington, editor of the Winfield COURIER, and his wife at their residence, on the thirty-fifth anniversary of their marriage, and were completely successful. It was raining quite briskly all the evening with no prospect of a “let-up.” Between 8 and 9 o’clock we were quietly looking over our late exchanges; our wife was busy in household affairs in a gray dress in which she felt some delicacy about receiving company, when we found our house suddenly taken possession of by J. C. Fuller and lady, J. Wade McDonald, Mrs. J. E. Platter, C. A. Bliss, Dr. C. C. Green and lady, J. P. Short, Geo. Rembaugh and lady, A. T. Spotswood, Miss Jennie Hane, E. S. Torrance, Mrs. John Lowry, Mrs. I. L. Millington, E. P. Hickok and lady, and others. The greater portion of the party lived more distant and were still waiting for the rain to slack up.
Then amid a gay and pleasant conversation, the visitors produced a spread of delicacies which they had brought with them, served them in a beautiful set of glass dishes, a present from Mr. A. T. Spotswood, beautified by fresh and charming bouquets of flowers presented by Mrs. Lowry and Mrs. Hickok; and in due time, they bid us good bye.
Capt. Lowry...
Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.
Capt. Lowry has got his ice cream works at the park in operation.
Mrs. Lowry...
Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.
Go to the moonlight sociable at Mrs. Lowry’s this Thursday evening.
Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.
The ladies of the W. C. T. U., will hold a moon-light sociable at the residence of Mrs. Lowry, Thursday eve., May 24th. We hope to see a large number present, as a very enjoyable time may be expected.

Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.
Notwithstanding the threatening weather of Tuesday evening, a goodly number were present at the home of Mrs. Capt. Lowry for the social of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union. Croquet, music, promenading on the beautiful lawn, and ice cream were indulged in. All enjoyed the pleasant hospitality of Mrs. Lowry and her interesting family to the utmost.
Capt. John Lowry...
Winfield Courier, June 7, 1883.
Capt. John Lowry has erected and furnished a neat and pleasant ice cream parlor at the entrance of the Riverside Park, and will keep on hand a supply of ice cream every day of the week for the pleasure of persons visiting the park.
Mrs. John Lowry...
Winfield Courier, August 23, 1883.
On last Thursday Mrs. E. D. Garlick, Mrs. John Lowry, and Mrs. S. W. Greer went down to Arkansas City as delegates for the State W. C. T. U., to organize a Union at that place. The organization was satisfactorily made. They speak very highly of the pleasant reception and hospitable entertainment tendered them.
Excerpts from a lengthy article: Mrs. John Lowry...
Winfield Courier, August 23, 1883.
                                               A Rousing Temperance Meeting.
No better proof is needed of the fact that the people of Winfield have no idea of “going back on Prohibition,” than was given in the immense throng that gathered, and the enthusiasm manifested, at the union temperance meeting in the M. E. Church on last Sunday evening. Services at the other churches were dispensed with to give all an opportunity to attend this meeting. It was conducted by the W. C. T. U. of this city. Beautiful and appropriate music was furnished by a choir composed of Mrs. Shenneman, Mrs. Albro, Mr. Buckman, and Mr. Snow, with Prof. Stimson at the instrument. After scriptural reading, and an opening prayer by Mrs. Lowry, Rev. P. F. Jones took the stand and delivered one of the best short temperance addresses we ever heard from a Winfield pulpit He spoke at first of the immoral and degrading influences of the drink habit, and finally warmed to the subject of the apparent disregard by a certain class in our city of the Prohibitory law, branding such lawlessness as a damning disgrace to an intelligent community. He admonished the people to do their duty regarding this matter, to give no countenance to the liquor traffic in any way whatever, and to see that the officers did their sworn duty in punishing the law-breakers. He was followed by Mrs. Garlick, who read in a pleasing manner extracts from a lecture by Rev. Dr. Noble, of Chicago, proving total abstinence as the only biblical doctrine.
Jennie Lowry...
Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.
                                                        CANNED GOODS.
                           Best canned cherries, Miss Jennie Lowry, city, 1st premium.
Mrs. John Lowry...
Winfield Courier, October 18, 1883.

Mrs. John Lowry is again able to be out after a severe illness of several weeks.
Jennie Lowry...
Winfield Courier, January 17, 1884.
                                                           The Masquerade.
The members of the Pleasant Hour Club have made the winter thus far very pleasant in a social way. Their hops have been well attended, and the utmost good feeling and harmony has prevailed. Their masquerade ball last Thursday evening was the happiest hit of the season. The floor was crowded with maskers and the raised platforms filled with spectators. At nine o’clock the “grand march” was called, and the mixture of grotesque, historical, mythological, and fairy figures was most attractive and amusing. Then, when the quadrilles were called, the effect of the clown dancing with a grave and sedate nun, and Romeo swinging a pop-corn girl, was, as one of the ladies expressed it, “just too cute.”
The following is the list of names of those in masque, together with a brief description of costume or character represented.
                                     Miss Jennie Lowry, Lady of the 16th Century.
Capt. John Lowry...
Winfield Courier, January 17, 1884.
                                                              OUR FAIR.
                                   The Stockholders Meet and Elect a New Board.
                                            Captain John Lowry had four shares.
Capt. John Lowry...
Winfield Courier, March 27, 1884.
Capt. John Lowry sold Wednesday to Col. J. C. McMullen, 175 acres, for $4,200. The sale was made by H. G. Fuller & Co.
Excerpt: Capt. John Lowry...
Winfield Courier, April 10, 1884.
The beautiful grounds of Capt. John Lowry, Col. J. C. McMullen, J. L. Horning, M. L. Read, C. A. Bliss, J. C. Fuller, Mrs. Platter, and many others are beginning to show themselves in all the glory which “Gentle Annie” can bring to bear and are still receiving some improvements. A man will walk a long piece out of his way to see such houses and grounds. Most of these grounds are completely irrigated by our system of waterworks. Such homes are as good examples as can be found in the state of what money and energy, when united with good taste, can do. The places are pictures and will grow more beautiful each year as the trees and shrubs increase in size. Such homes educate people and show the possibilities of Kansas soil.
Jennie Lowry...
Winfield Courier, May 15, 1884.
Misses Jennie Lowry and Etta Robinson went down to Arkansas City Saturday and visited a few days with friends.
Winfield Courier, June 5, 1884.

TO BE MARRIED. Mr. Jas. S. Tull and Miss Lizzie Palmer, of Cambridge, will be married in that place this evening at the home of the bride. A party of young folks from this city will be present, composed of Misses Ida McDonald, Anna Hunt, Jennie Lowry, Leota Gary, and Mrs. Bishop; and Messrs. James Lorton, Lewis Brown, Will C. Barnes, Frank Robinson, and Frank H. Greer.
Winfield Courier, July 10, 1884.
Miss Jennie Lowry spent several days of last week, including the Fourth, with friends in Arkansas City.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.
Judge Torrance, of Winfield, favored us with a short call Saturday last. The gentleman, accompanied by Mrs. Torrance and her sister, Miss Lowry, and his sister, Mrs. Wallace, of Hannibal, Missouri, had been for a drive to the Indian Territory, in the course of which they visited the Chilocco school. While in our city the party were the guests of Mrs. W. F. Benedict.
John Lowry...
Winfield Courier, August 7, 1884.
The following is a list of the stockholders of the Cowley County Fair and Driving Park Association:
                                            Listed as a stockholder: John Lowry.
Tom Lowry...
Winfield Courier, August 28, 1884.
Tom Lowry is building a residence near the corner of the fair ground and just across from his ice cream parlor at the entrance of the park.
F. E. Bryant marries Mary Stewart at Capt. Lowry residence...
Winfield Courier, October 30, 1884.
MARRIED. Mr. F. E. Bryant, of Piatt County, Illinois, and Miss Mary Stewart were married at 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon at the residence of Capt. Lowry, in this city, by Dr. W. R. Kirkwood. Miss Stewart is a lady of many good qualities and her marriage elicits hearty congratulations.
Jennie Lowry...
                                                  A DELIGHTFUL PARTY.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 29, 1885.


The beautiful, commodious home of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller was the scene of a most pleasant gathering of our young society people on last Thursday evening, the occasion being in honor of Miss Mattie Harrison, a highly accomplished young lady of Hannibal, Mo., who is visiting here. The pleasing entertainment of Mr. and Mrs. Fuller, gracefully assisted by Miss Harrison and other members of the family, banished all restraint and made genuine enjoyment reign supreme. Miss Harrison made a beautiful appearance in a lovely evening costume of white Nuns-veiling, entrain, and a number of elegant toilets were worn by the ladies. Those present were Mayor and Mrs. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Webb, Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Cole, and Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Fuller; Mrs. W. J. Wilson and Mrs. J. Ex. Saint; Misses Jessie Millington, Anna Hunt, Nellie Cole, Emma Strong, Jennie Lowry, Hattie Stolp, Mamie Baird, Lena Walrath, Mattie Kinne, Alice Dickie, Maggie Taylor, Sarah Kelly, and Alice Aldrich; Messrs. Ezra Nixon, T. J. Eaton, M. J. O’Meara, M. H. Ewart, Ed. J. McMullen, B. W. Matlack, F. F. Leland, Everett and George Schuler, Lacey Tomlin, James Lorton, Lewis Brown, W. H. Smith, D. E. Kibby, and Frank H. Greer. At the proper hour a splendid repast was spread and received due attention from the joyous crowd. The “light fantastic” keep time to excellent music and the hours flew swiftly by until the happy guests bid adieu to their royal entertainers, feeling delighted with the few hours spent in their pleasant home.
Jennie Lowry...
                                                     THE MASQUERADE.
                                 Another of Winfield’s Charming Social Events.
                                  The Participants and Characters Represented.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 12, 1885.

The annual masquerade party of the Winfield Social Club has been the crowning social event of every winter for years past, and the one at the Opera House last Thursday evening was all that past successors could have spoken for it—in fact, many pronounce it superior to preceding ones in selectness and refinement of conduct. It was free from the promiscuous crowd and jam that usually characterize such gatherings, there being just maskers enough to fill the floor nicely and make dancing most enjoyable. The characters represented were varied and unique, elicited much admiration from the large number of spectators, and we regret our lack of space to mention each in detail. Following are the names of the maskers and the characters represented.
Ladies: Miss Nellie Cole, Cerus; Miss Mattie Harrison, Milk Maid; Miss Iowa Roberts, Water Nymph; Miss A. Marks, Wichita, Fancy Costume; Miss Leota Gary, Flower Girl; Mrs. J. L. Horning, Ghost; Miss Nina Anderson, Fancy Costume; Misses Emma and Mattie Emerson, Fancy Costumes; Miss Anna Hyde, Spanish Lady; Miss Sarah Kelly, Fancy Costume; Miss Carrie Anderson, Fancy Costume; Mrs. Ed. Cole, Folly; Mrs. Lovell Webb, Cards; Mrs. D. Rodocker, Daily News; Mrs. George Dresser, Sailor Girl; Miss Mattie Kinne, Frost; Miss Jennie Snow, Cotton Girl; Miss Hulda Goldsmith, Flower Girl; Miss Jennie Lowry, Butterfly; Miss Hattie Stolp, Fancy Costume; Miss Ida Johnston, Music; Miss Lou Clarke, Fancy Costume.
Gentlemen: B. W. Matlack, Jumping Jack; Dr. C. C. Green, Monkey and Dude; Everett Schuler, British Artilleryman; Eli Youngheim, Humpty Dumpty; Eugene Wallis, Noble Red Man; Ed. McMullen, Phillip’s Best; F. F. Leland, Double-action Pussy and Flying Dutchman; George Read, The Devil; Fred Ballein, Hamlet; D. A. Sickafoose, Page; Frank Weaverling, Mexican; A. B. Taylor, Indian War Chief; Charles Roberts, Old Uncle Joe; W. J. Hodges, Highlander; Jos. O’Hare, British Officer; Addison Brown, Highlander; J. E. Jones, Sailor; George Schuler, Page; Tom Eaton, O’Donovan Rossa; M. H. Ewart, Page; Jake Goldsmith, Clown; M. J. O’Meara, Humpty Dumpty; S. Kleeman, Black Dude; Laban Moore, Monkey; John Hudson, Clown; Frank K. Grosscup, Spanish Cavalier; A. Snowhill, Prince; A. Gogle, King Henry; Frank H. Greer, Beggar’s Student.
The excellent music of the Winfield orchestra and the experienced prompting of Mr. Chas. Gray, captivated all, while the careful floor managing of Messrs. A. H. Doane and Lacey Tomlin made everything go off without a hitch.
John Lowry...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 9, 1885.
The rulers of the city held their regular commune Monday night, with Mayor Graham and Councilmen Connor, McDonald, Myers, Crippen, Harter, and Baden present.
Petition of John Lowry to bring certain lands into the city limits was received and an ordinance to that effect ordered.
John Lowry...
                                                A BADLY NEEDED ROAD.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 16, 1885.
The petition of J. F. Martin et al for a road from Vernon township through the West Side Town Company’s addition, across the Walnut and joining west 9th Avenue, has occupied the attention of the county fathers yesterday and today. The petition was granted, last evening, awarding damages of $600 to John Lowry and $650 to J. C. McMullen, providing the county was not held liable to pay such damages until Vernon, or it and Winfield jointly, constructs an iron bridge across the Walnut on this road. But owing to some irregularity in the petition, it was re-considered today and laid over to Monday. This road is absolutely necessary and should, and no doubt will, be made.
Mary Bryant and Jennie Lowry...

Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 16, 1885.
Misses Mary Bryant and Jennie Lowry returned Saturday from a very pleasant visit with relatives in Illinois.
Capt. Lowry...
                                                 JUST WHAT IS NEEDED.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 23, 1885.
The County Commissioners granted the J. F. Martin county road Thursday, running from Vernon through the West Side Town Company, across the Walnut, and joining with the west end of Ninth Avenue. The damages claimed were $1,250, but after a thorough canvass of the matter, considering the great benefit of the road to property owners along it, but $600 was awarded, $400 to Capt. Lowry and $200 to the West Side Town Company, the county not to be held liable for the payment until Vernon township, or it and Winfield jointly, construct across the Walnut a substantial and capable iron bridge. The opening of this road is certainly a very beneficial move for both the citizens of Vernon and those of Winfield. A straight and convenient outlet west has been our great need. The park bridge is a weak concern, having been built on skimpy funds, and has been continually out of repair. The bridge on this new road will be one of the very best—one that will last and always be safe.
Mary Bryant and Capt. Lowry...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 23, 1885.
Miss Mary Bryant entertained the W. C. T. U. Tuesday afternoon. Apples, peaches, and pears, grown in the grounds of Capt. Lowry, were passed around. The Captain is making a big horticultural showing.
Capt. John Lowry...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 23, 1885.
Capt. H. P. Barnes and Samuel Clarke, pilot and engineer of the “Kansas Millers,” came up from Arkansas City Monday. Capt. Barnes came up to see his old friend, Capt. John Lowry, with whom he steam-boated years ago on the Illinois river. Great stories are always insured when two old steamboat captains meet for the first time in fourteen years or more.
Mrs. Capt. Lowry; Capt. Lowry...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 30, 1885.
Mrs. Capt. Lowry graced THE COURIER table, Thursday, with as fine a lot of apples as any county of Cowley’s age ever produced. They were grown in the grounds of the Lowry residence, and embraced eight or ten varieties, many of them capable of filling a quart measure, and smooth and luscious. Capt. Lowry has a very fine orchard, of large and small fruits—one which fully exhibits Cowley’s adaptation to all branches of horticulture.
Jennie Lowry; George Jennings...
                                            ANOTHER HAPPY OCCASION.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 30, 1885.

Storm or cloud, wind or cyclone, heat or cold can’t check the jollity and genuine sociability of our young folks. Facing a very elevated mercury, the presence of the Italian band imbued them, and Monday an impromptu party was given at the rink—not to dance much, you know, but just to enjoy the charming Italian music. But the charm of Terpsichore came with that of the music and round and round whirled the youth and beauty, in the mazy waltz and perspiration. The rink, with its splendid ventilation and smooth roomy floor, has a peculiar fascination for lovers of the dance, which, added to perfect and inspiring music, easily explains the enjoyment that reigned last night. The ladies, arrayed in lovely white costumes and coquettish smiles, always look bewitching on a summer evening. And right here we know the remark will be endorsed, that no city of Winfield’s size can exhibit a social circle of more beauty, intelligence, and genuine accomplishment—no foolish caste, no “codfish aristocracy,” or embarrassing prudishness. Among those present last night, our reporter noted the following, nearly all of whom “tripped the light fantastic.” Mr. and Mrs. J. F. McMullen, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Oliver, Dr. and Mrs. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Hosmer, Misses Bertha Williamson, Nellie Cole, S. Belle Gay, S. Gay Bass, Anna Hunt, Edith Hall, Mamie Shaw, Maggie and Mattie Harper, Gertrude and Nellie McMullen, Bert Morford, Nona Calhoun, Emma Strong, Sadie French, Lizzie and Margie Wallis, Nina Anderson, Jennie Lowry, Hattie Andrews, and Belle Bertram; Messrs. Fred C. Hunt, A. D. Speed, Willis Ritchie, D. H. Sickafoose, Amos Snowhill, S. D. and Dick Harper, Eli Youngheim, Ed J. McMullen, B. W. Matlack, T. J. Eaton, P. H. and E. C. Bertram, Everett and George Schuler, Lacey Tomlin, Byron Rudolf, P. S. Kleeman, Harry Bahntge, and George Jennings.
John Lowry...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 13, 1885.
John Lowry, Jamison Vawter, and G. H. Buckman have each filed appeals from allowances of the County Commissioners.
                                               LITIGATION’S LONG LIST.
                                    Trial Docket Cowley County District Court,
                                  September Term, 1885, Commencing Sept. 1st.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 27, 1885.
          2190. John Lowry vs Board County Commissioners. Henry E. Asp for defendant.
Mattie Bryant; Jennie Lowry...
                                             THE CITY SCHOOL OPENED.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 1, 1885.
Third ward—Miss Alice Dickey, 2nd intermediate; Miss Mary Hamill, 2nd primary. Miss Mattie Bryant, teacher of the 1st primary in this ward is necessarily absent in Colorado, and her department will be taught till her return by Miss Jennie Lowry.
John Lowry and others: damages paid...
                                                  K. C. & S. W. DAMAGES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 1, 1885.
The Board of County Commissioners have made their returns on damages allowed through Winfield on the K. C. & S. W. right of way, as follows.
R. B. Waite, $426.; Al. B. Sykes, $350.; A. B. French, $55.; M. L. Reed, $250.; S. H. Myton, $250.; Helen L. Chase, $340.; Winfield Water Company, $400.; L. W. Kimball, $900.; Margaret J. Manning, $1,500.; J. C. McMullen, $1,000.; John Lowry, $1,268.; Cowley County Fair and Driving Park Association, $830.; Riverside Park Association, $350.; M. L. Robinson, $35.
Miss (?) Lowry...

                                      FAIRVIEW JOTTINGS. “ALL WIND.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 15, 1885.
Mr. Larimer has purchased a new organ and Miss Minnie is taking music lessons of Miss Lowry, of Winfield.
John Lowry...
                                                  THE MILL OF JUSTICE.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 15, 1885.
John Lowry vs. County Commissioners, tried and taken under advisement by court. This is an appeal from $400 damages allowed on extension of west 9th avenue.
                                        DISTRICT COURT PROCEEDINGS.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 22, 1885.
There will be an adjourned term of court on November 9th, of one day. The following suits were filed last Saturday.
John Lowry vs. K. C. & S. W. R. R. Co., appeal from Co. Com. award of $1,268 as damages.
                                                       DISTRICT COURT.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 22, 1885.
The last sitting of the District Court for this term was held Saturday, Judge Dalton on the bench.
Capt. Lowry vs. Board of County Commissioners, judgment for plaintiff for $750 and costs.
J. C. Lowry [Capt. John Lowry??? First time a middle initial is given.]...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 22, 1885.
J. C. Lowry left for Kansas City Monday.
Jennie Lowry...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 12, 1885.
Miss Jennie Lowry has taken a position in Goldsmith’s book store.
Capt. Lowry’s residence...
                                                           CITY RULERS.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 26, 1885.
The City Fathers, at their special meeting Thursday evening, besides locating the city building, ground out a common grist. Riverside Park, the tract of the West Side Town Company, and everything between the city limits and river, excepting the Fair Grounds and Capt. Lowry’s residence, were taken in to the city limits on petition of the owners. The west bridge is included, the corporation extending just across the river. This will relieve Vernon township from any responsibility regarding this bridge. The city will have it put in repair and keep it so till a better bridge is built on west 9th avenue. All platted and underlying territory, reaching clear to the mounds, down the north side of Highland Park, following the Walnut around to the section line this side of Harve Jennings’, is now in the city limits, excluding only Bliss & Wood’s mill, the Fair Grounds, and a small population in Howland’s addition, near Earnest Reynold’s. And the forty acres of the West Side Town Co., over the river, as stated above, is also a part of the city. We won’t need any more territory for a few years, anyhow.

John Lowry...
                                           LITIGATION’S LENGTHY LIST.
            The Grist in Waiting for the December, 1885, Term of the District Court,
                                                Beginning Tuesday, the 15th.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 10, 1885.
                                             CIVIL DOCKET. TENTH DAY.
     John Lowry vs K C & S W R R Co. Jennings and Troup pros; Hackney & Asp defense.
Jennie Lowry; George Jennings...
                                                      G. O. CLUB PARTY.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 24, 1885.
The G. O. Club met Thursday eve in the very agreeable home of Miss Mary Randall. It was a thoroughly enjoyable party of our liveliest young folks, proving conclusively that the young ladies are adepts in arranging social gatherings. Those who enjoyed the occasion were: Misses Josie Bottom, of Ponca; Margie Wallis, Hattie Stolp, Leota Gary, Emma Strong, Jennie Lowry, Nona Calhoun, Bert Morford, Eva Dodds, Minnie Taylor, Ida Johnston, Nellie Rodgers, Anna McCoy, and May Hodges; Messrs. Harry Dent, of Ponca; P. H. Albright, Chas. F. and Harry Bahntge, Willis A. Ritchie, P. S. Hills, Ed. J. McMullen, George Jennings, Will Hodges, Fred Ballein, Harry Sickafoose, Frank N. Strong, Lacey Tomlin, Addison Brown, Livey Buck, and Frank H. Greer. The admirable entertainment of Miss Mary Randall, nicely assisted by her sister, Miss Ella, made all perfectly at home, with genuine jollity supreme. Cards, music, “the light fantastic,” supplemented by a choice luncheon, filled up the evening splendidly. The young ladies made an unique “hit” in this club. It is the alternate to the Pleasant Hour Club, managed by the boys. But there is more hearty sociability about it. Meeting at the homes of the members gives better opportunity for widening friendships. The Opera House, where all is form and dancing, gives a perceptible stiffness and chilliness that never exhibits itself in a private home. Yet the Pleasant Hour Club has succeeded in banishing much of this restraint—in trying to melt the cast that is always likely to exhibit itself at such parties. The social life of our young folks is more general this winter. Entertainments and parties are thick—something about every evening in the week.
Jennie Lowry; George Jennings...
                                                 SOCIETY MOVEMENTS.
                                        The K. P. Ball at A. C. a Grand Affair.
                       Winfield and The Terminus Mingle.—The Frigidity Broken.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 24, 1885.
For years past there has been a considerable frigidity between Winfield and Arkansas City society. Why this was, couldn’t be explained. Invitations to social events of note passed back and forth, but fell on the desert air. The ice had got to be a foot thick. It is now broken: completely melted, on the part of Winfield. Friday night did it. It was the occasion of a ball and banquet by the Knights of Pythias, of Arkansas City. This Lodge is composed of many of the Terminus’ most prominent men. A grand affair was assured. A number of Winfield’s young folks determined to participate, in answer to hearty invitations. A very happy and mutually agreeable party was made up, as follows.

Mrs. Riddell and Misses Julia Smith, Margie and Lizzie Wallis, Sadie French, Jennie Lowry, Emma Strong, Nona Calhoun, Bert Morford, and Anna Hunt; Messrs. J. L. M. Hill, E. B. Wingate, Willis A. Ritchie, Wm. D. Carey, Tom J. Eaton, Chas. F. and Harry Bahntge, Byron Rudolph, P. H. Albright, George Jennings, Eli Youngheim, and THE COURIER scribe. They went down on the K. C. & S. W., arriving at 7 o’clock, and were handsomely received. This ball and banquet was the biggest social event in Arkansas City’s history. The entire management was perfect under the careful attention of—
Executive committee: A. Mowry, G. W. Miller, and Geo. S. Howard.
Reception committee: John Landes, J. L. Huey, H. P. Farrar, A. J. Pyburn, S. F. George, and F. E. Balyeat.
Floor managers: C. C. Sollitt, F. W. Farrar, T. B. Hutchison, Thos. Vanfleet, and W. E. Moore.
Over a hundred couples of the best people of Arkansas City participated—its youth, beauty, and vivacity. Many of the ladies appeared in elegant costume. The music was furnished by the Wichita Orchestra. The Winfield folks were made perfectly at home and given every attention. Our girls “shook” the Queen City fellows for the handsome ones of the Terminus, and our boys put in the time admirably under the charming presence of the A. C. girls. It was a hearty mingling that made many agreeable acquaintances and completely broke the distant feeling heretofore existing socially between the two cities. The Terminus certainly shows enticing sociability—a circle of handsome, stylish, and genial people, whom the Winfield folks are most happy to have met on this occasion. The banquet, set by H. H. Perry, mine host of the Leland, was fit to tickle the palate of kings—everything that modern culinary art could devise. At 3 o’clock the “hub” folks boarded a special train on the K. C. & S. W., which the managers of that road had kindly furnished for the convenience of the visitors, and were soon landed at home, in the sweet realization of having spent one of the most enjoyable nights of their lives. A jollier crowd of young folks than went down from here would be exceedingly hard to find. The got all the enjoyment there was in it. The A. C. people were delighted with the visit and expressed a warm desire and determination to return the compliment at the first opportunity. This is the inauguration of a new social feeling between the two towns.
Excerpts: Jennie Lowry, Mary Bryant, Mollie Bryant...
                                                     WEDDING CHIMES.
               The Marriage of Mr. B. W. Matlack and Miss Gertrude McMullen.
                                              A Brilliant and Elaborate Affair.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 7, 1886.
The shutters had been closed and the parlors illuminated by gas light, making a soft, mellow light entrancingly beautiful. Just enough daylight found its way in to complete the novel effect. At 2:30 the bridal pair came lightly down the stairway amid the sweet strains of Mendelssohn’s wedding march, by Master Olmstead, and took their position in the north parlor. The bride was on the arm of her father, Mr. J. F. McMullen, and the groom was accompanied by the bride’s mother. The attendants were Misses Nellie McMullen, cousin of the bride, and Jennie Lowry and Messrs. Ed. J. McMullen, the bride’s brother, and Frank F. Leland.

Miss Nellie McMullen was attired in a handsome blue brocade sateen, and Miss Lowry in very pretty shrimp pink satin. The groom and his attendants were arrayed in conventional black, with white cravats and kids.
                                                            THE GUESTS.
                                         Listed as one of the guests: Mary Bryant.
                                              THE TOKENS AND DONORS.
                               Silver castor, Misses Jennie Lowry and Mollie Bryant.
Capt. John Lowry and wife...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 7, 1886.
Capt. John Lowry and wife are home from three weeks in Washington, D. C., and other places down east, having had a delightful time.
Virginia R. Lowry married to George S. Jennings...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 7, 1886.
Geo. S. Jennings and Virginia R. Lowry are the latest matrimonial victims of the Probate Judge’s office.
Jennie Lowry marries George Jennings at home of her parents: Capt. and Mrs. John Lowry. George Jennings brother of Senator Frank S. Jennings, A. H. Jennings, and S. H. Jennings of Winfield...
                                             MORE ORANGE BLOSSOMS.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 7, 1886.
The bridesmaid of today is a bride tonight. It has been vaguely hinted that the deed was contemplated. The “best fellow” of the contract has carried around with him a faraway look, as if expecting something very unusual—something of life-time moment. Now it is all over. Rev. H. D. Gans was called in Friday evening last and Mr. George Jennings and Miss Jennie Lowry were united in heart, hand, and fortune. It occurred at the home of the bride’s parents, Capt. and Mrs. John Lowry, in the presence of only immediate relatives. Both are well known and popular among our young folks. Miss Lowry has grown to womanhood in Winfield, is a graduate of our High School, and has always been active in the city’s society. Mr. Jennings is a brother of the Senator, A. H. and S. H., and one of Winfield’s best young men—frugal, genial, and sturdy—just the kind of young man that oftenness make successes in life. THE COURIER, with many friends, wishes Mr. and Mrs. George Jennings all the happiness and prosperity obtainable in a long life.
Jennie Lowry Jennings...
                                  THE G. O.’S MATRIMONIAL RESOLVES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 11, 1886.
The G. O. Club held its first regular business meeting, Monday evening, since the departure of Miss Lowry into the Elysian fields of matrimony. It was the first opportunity the club has had to express its collective feelings. The following is about as neat an expression as could possibly be made, and got the club’s unanimous voice.
WHEREAS, That everlasting tormenter, Cupid, has seen fit to cast his darts among us and pierce the heart of our esteemed member, Miss Jennie Lowry, compelling her to submit to his caprices and take upon herself the duties of a wife, therefore, be it

Resolved, That we, the G. O. Club, tender to our defunct member our heartfelt sympathy in her loss of pleasure as a member of our club. And be it also
Resolved, That upon the other hand we extend congratulations to her upon the acquisition of that which we are all hoping for—a husband—and hope a long life of happiness and prosperity may be hers. Be it further
Resolved, That these resolutions be spread upon the books of the Club and a copy of the same be sent to her who was once one of us. Signed, G. O. CLUB.


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