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Enoch Maris

Enoch Maris, 30; spouse, Lovail, 31.
Enoch Maris, 31; spouse, L. C., 30. Also mentioned: Female: Kezziah Maris, 66.
W. H. H. Maris, 31; spouse, Ada, 26.
Kansas 1875 Census, Winfield Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name                     age sex color                Place/birth          Where from
E. Maris                 33  m     w                  Indiana                   Indiana
L. C. Maris            33    f      w                  New York                    Indiana
Haziah?? Maris 66    f      w                  North Carolina       Illinois
NOTE: Enoch Maris and W. H. H. Maris were either twin brothers or cousins.
  It appears that Kezziah or Haziah (mother) lived with Enoch and his wife.
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Mr. Maris: Either W. H. H. Maris or Enoch Maris...
Walnut Valley Times, October 21, 1870.
From the Winfield Censor of last week we take the following.
Capt. Hunt is erecting his store on the corner north of the Courthouse, in which he and his partner, Mr. Maris, will open their large stock of dry goods; their goods are here and being opened now.
Emporia News, February 3, 1871.
                                                           ON THE WING.
                                           Augusta, Kansas, January 29th, 1871.
Over a week has passed since an opportunity has presented itself for us to forward an account of our wanderings to the NEWS. Within that time we have traveled through the Walnut Valley from El Dorado to Arkansas City, near the mouth of the stream, and returned to this point; a distance of almost 60 miles.

After crossing Big Dutch Creek, a large stream, we found ourself at Winfield, county seat of Cowley County. This town presents an extremely new appearance. In fact, it has been built, with the exception of a very few houses, within the last three months. Some good wooden buildings are being erected. On our road to the mouth of the Walnut, we stopped at the Walnut Valley House at this place. That night was a new experience to us. We have heard of the hair of one’s head being turned gray in one night. Heretofore we were incredulous, but its truth has been demonstrated and we believe it. This house needs “ventilation,” but we will leave that for the citizens of Winfield to do. We found some enterprising men here, and with their excellent location and rich surrounding country, they will have a city of no mean dimension at some future time. Among some of the principal businessmen of Winfield are Maris & Hunt, dealers in groceries; and Deloss Palmer, formerly of Emporia, dealer in hardware and tinware. W. C. Orr is proprietor of the Indiana House; his table is always loaded with the best the market affords and he spares no pains to make his guests comfortable. The present term of the school here is taught by Miss Melville. A. J. Patrick is publishing the “Censor” here. This is a good paper and is becoming extremely popular in Cowley and Butler Counties.
Cowley County Censor, March 18, 1871.
             Broadway, third door north of Frank Hunt’s hardware store. Winfield, Kansas.
Note: Maris & Co.: located at corner of Main street and 8th Avenue...
Cowley County Censor, May 13, 1871.
Fresh supply of groceries and provisions just received at Maris & Co.’s; corner Main and 8th Avenue.
Cowley County Censor, July 1, 1871.
The finest assortment of hats and caps in the city, at Maris & Co’s.
Cowley County Censor, July 1, 1871.
Fresh supply of groceries and provisions just received at Maris & Co.’s, corner Main and 8th Avenue.
Cowley County Censor, July 1, 1871.
Cherokees know the genuine “Mason Jar” with Boyd’s Porcelain lined cap, in which fruit will never tarnish. Sold only by Maris & Co.
Maris & Co. address: No. 171 Main Street...
Cowley County Censor, July 1, 1871.
Winfield Messenger, August 30, 1872.
IMPROVEMENTS. Mr. Rodocker is erecting a building near Maris & Co.’s store, where he will remove his photograph gallery.
W. H. H. Maris and Enoch Maris dissolve partnership. W. H. H. continues alone...
Winfield Messenger, September 20, 1872.
                                                        Dissolution Notice.
Notice is hereby given that the partnership heretofore existing between Enoch Maris and W. H. H. Maris, constituting the firm of Maris & Co., is this day dissolved by mutual consent; Enoch Maris retiring. The business will be continued by W. H. H. Maris at the old stand, who assumes the responsibilities of the old firm and collects all outstanding notes and accounts, and respectfully solicits a continuance of the patronage of the public.
                                           W. H. H. MARIS. ENOCH MARIS.
Mrs. Enoch Maris...
Winfield Messenger, October 4, 1872.
                                       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.
Green puts in new business front next to W. H. H. Maris’ dry goods store...
Winfield Courier, Saturday, January 18, 1873.

Repairs. A. H. Green is tearing out the old front and putting an open business front into his house, adjoining W. H. H. Maris’ dry goods store.
Note: Maris store was on southwest corner of Main Street and 8th Avenue...
Winfield Courier, Saturday, January 18, 1873.
                                     Southwest Corner Main and Eighth...Winfield.
Enoch Maris and Dr. Graham take store Green has been erecting...
Winfield Courier, Saturday, January 25, 1873.
New Store. Enoch Maris and Dr. Graham, two affable gentle­men, have formed a co-partnership for the purpose of engaging in the drug business. They have perfected arrangements with A. H. Green and secured his newly re-fitted building on Main street, where they will soon display their stock.
Winfield already supports three retail drug houses; but if the addition of another will not seriously detract from them, we say welcome.
Enoch Maris and Blandin [Does Blandin replace Dr. Graham???]...
Winfield Courier, February 15, 1873.
New Store. We visited the new store room of Maris & Blandin on Main street, and found it a model of neatness. They are just opening a stock of drugs and toilet articles that will add much to the appearance of the store.
Enoch Maris...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 20, 1873.
ADELPHI LODGE, A. F. and A. M., Winfield, Kansas, holds its regular communications on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. ENOCH MARIS, W. M.
J. B. MUSGROVE, Secretary.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 20, 1873
                                                        Presbyterian Church.
The following were elected, and duly inducted into office, as a Board of Trustees of the Presbyterian church in Winfield, to serve for one year and until successors shall have been appointed, viz: Capt. S. W. Greer; D. N. Egbert, M. D., S. Darrah, Enoch Maris, W. Johnston.
This church was organized on the 19th day of January, by Rev. A. R. Naylor of Indiana, and its membership has doubled already. It promises soon to become self-sustaining. They contemplate erecting a house of worship soon, in which improve­ment it is hoped the citizens of Winfield and vicinity will manifest an interest.
Enoch Maris and B. F. Baldwin: What happened to Dr. Graham and Blandin???
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 13, 1873.
La Estrella is the name of the most delicate flavored cigar we have enjoyed in Winfield, and they are sold only by Maris & Baldwin at the new drug store.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 17, 1873.
                                                     Town Site Suit Settled.
The following glorious news for the people of Winfield was received by the Clerk of the District Court of Cowley County last Saturday.

To the District Court within and for the 13th Judicial District, Cowley county, Kansas, Greeting:
WHEREAS, In a certain civil action lately pending before you, wherein Enoch Maris et al were Plaintiffs and the Winfield Town Co. were Defendants, a Judgment was rendered by you in favor of the said E. Maris et al. on a transcript of which Judgment and record said Winfield Town Company prosecuted a petition in error in the Supreme Court within and for the state of Kansas.
AND WHEREAS, At the January term of said Supreme Court, A. D 1873, on consideration of the said petition in error, it was ordered and adjudged by the said Supreme Court, that the said Judgment of the court below be reversed with cost, and the cause remanded for further proceedings, you are therefore commanded, that without delay, you cause execution to be had of the said Judgment of the Supreme Court, according to Law the said petition in error to the contrary notwithstanding.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Supreme Court, affixed at my office in the City of Topeka on the 9th day of April A. D. 1873. A. HAMMETT, Clerk.
Thus the vexed suit to set aside the deeds made by the Probate Judge to the Winfield Town Company is now settled and everybody can take hold in earnest to make Winfield what it ought to be—the queen of the Walnut Valley. We have never taken sides in this controversy because it was in the Courts and different persons had different views. Now that Mr. Maris is out of court with his suit, there is nothing in the way of making a prosperous town of Winfield. The town company is also now in a position where it can afford to be generous and pursue a policy that shall contribute largely to the fullest development of the town.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 17, 1873.
J. C. Fuller has removed the old town company building on the lot south of Maris & Baldwin. He proposes to finish it up in neat style, suitable for a storeroom.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 8, 1873.
                                                            The Town Site.
“We see from our exchanges that the impression has gone abroad that the Winfield Town site trouble has been decided in favor of the Town company. Now this impression went abroad from the manner in which the COURIER spoke of the matter two weeks ago. It stated plainly that the decision vested the title in the Town company. This was untrue and published in that sheet with the intention of misleading the public.” Telegram.
The following is what we did say as clipped from the COURIER, and any honest man will see the difference between the Telegram and the truth.
                                                                    * * *
“Thus the vexed suit, to set aside the deeds made by the Probate Judge to the Winfield Town company, is now settled, and everybody can take hold to make Winfield what it ought to be—the Queen of the Walnut Valley. We have never taken sides in the controversy, because it was in the courts and different persons had different views.

“Now that Mr. Maris is out of court with his suit, there is nothing in the way of making a prosperous town of Winfield. The Town company is also now in a position where it can afford to be generous and pursue a policy that shall contrib­ute largely to the fullest development of the town.”
Now where do we “state plainly that the decision vested the title in the Town company?”
The suit is out of court. The “citizens” and Town company have it within themselves to adjust the difficulty in an amicable manner so that there may be an end to the strife and bickering that have thus far retarded the progress and prosperity of our town, and the COURIER will always be found ready to advocate anything that will tend to that most desirable end.
                                                         H. KINGSBURY.
                                                  Error from Cowley County.
The Commonwealth, Saturday, May 13, 1873.
                                 BY THE COURT.                     KINGMAN, C. J.
1. A demurrer to a petition on the ground that the plaintiff has not legal capacity to sue can only be sustained where the petition discloses some legal incapacity attaching to the plaintiff, such as infancy, lunacy and the like.
2. The act of congress for “the relief of the inhabitants of cities and town upon the public lands” (14 U. S. Statutes at large, ?41) was intended for the benefit of those actually occupying the town site by settlement and improvement thereon, and if a person seeks in an action the benefit of the law, he must by suitable averments in his petition bring himself within its provisions, and if the petition does not show that the plaintiff has such an interest in the town site as makes him an occupant within the meaning of the law, a demurrer therefor should be sustained.
3. Said act of congress was for the use of the inhabitants of such towns and cities as might grow up on government lands, and to secure to them severally at the minimum price all lands actually occupied by them and to the same inhabitants the benefit of the sale of such other lands within the limits of the town or city as were not actually occupied.
4. The rules and regulations for the determination of the respective rights of the several inhabitants of such towns and cities is left to the legislature of the state where such town or city may be; and while much discretion as to details is left to the legislature, still these rules and regulations must be such as will carry out the trust, not defeat or destroy it, or pervert it from its proper uses. The act of congress creates the right and prescribes who shall be entitled thereto. The legislature provides the rules by which the rights are ascertained and determined.
5. So far as section 12 of chapter 109 of the general statutes undertakes to dispose of the trust otherwise than as is prescribed by the act of congress, it is inoperative and void.
All the justices concurring.
Note: W. H. H. Maris was the first mayor of Winfield as of March 7, 1873.
                         [THE FOLLOWING REFERS TO THE ABOVE ITEM.]
The Commonwealth, Saturday, May 14, 1873.

The decision of the supreme court in the Cowley County case reached here last night, and threw the whole town into consternation, as this decision makes the deed of the mayor to the town company illegal and void, and of course all deeds of the town company are also void. This will, however, be an advantage to the town, as the people here will take it into their own hands, and people will get lots much cheaper, and those here will quit paying money to a town company that never had any title to the lots or town.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 7, 1873.
E. Maris et al vs. Winfield Town Company, dismissed.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 2, 1873.
Maris & Baldwin’s new building on Main street is fast being completed.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 2, 1873.
                                                                 A CALL.
                                                         Soldiers Reunion.
We, the undersigned, late Soldiers of the Union Army, take this method of calling a meeting of the Soldiers of Cowley and adjoining counties to meet at Winfield, October 18th, 1873, for the purpose of getting acquainted and having a good social time.
                                              Enoch Maris, Co. F, 4 U. S. Cav.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 9, 1873.
Maris & Baldwin have moved into their new store room.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 16, 1873.
The drug store of Maris and Baldwin is, we think, without exception the finest room of the kind in this part of the state. These gentlemen have taken great pains, and show excellent taste in the fitting up of their room and when their new stone walk is finished, everything will be complete.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 16, 1873.
A new Boot & Shoe store has just been opened at Maris & Baldwin’s old stand, by Mr. T. E. Gilliland from Independence. His stock is composed exclusively of Boots and Shoes, and is the most complete in every respect of anything of this kind in the Southwest. Mr. Gilliland relieves a want long felt by our citizens and we hope he will succeed in establishing a flourish­ing business.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 23, 1873.
                                                   Meeting of the Veterans.
At half past 2 o’clock the soldiers, to the number of about 150, fell into line at the tap of the drum, and preceded by the Winfield Martial band, marched to the Methodist Church, which had been kindly tendered for their use. The meeting was called to order by T. A. Blanchard. L. J. Webb was chosen Chairman, and James Kelly, Secretary.
The chairman stated the object of the meeting to be to organize a permanent Soldiers’ Union.
On motion a committee consisting of A. A. Jackson, A. D. Keith, Capt. Wm. H. H. McArthur, Capt. Henry Barker, and Col. E. C. Manning were appointed on permanent organization.

During the absence of the committee, D. C. Scull entertained the meeting with a few appropriate remarks.
The committee on permanent organization reported as follows.
Mr. Chairman: Your committee on permanent organization, recommend the following as a permanent organization for Cowley County, of the Union Soldiers of the late war.
1st. The association of all soldiers into an organization to be known as the Cowley County Soldiers’ Association.
2nd. That said association elect a president, 3 vice presidents, secretary, and assistant secretary, and treasurer, and adopt a constitution.
3rd. That said association request its members to subscribe the constitution as an evidence of membership, giving the re­quired company or battalion to which each belonged, and to attend the meetings of the association.
4th. That said association meet semi-annually for celebra­tions, and as much oftener as business requires. A. A. JACKSON, Chairman.
The above was unanimously adopted. The roll being called; the following “Boys in Blue,” answered to their names.
                                                         UNITED STATES.
                                              Enoch Maris, Co. F, 4 U. S. Cav.
Several anecdotes and reminiscences of army life were told by Capt. Carter, Enoch Maris, D. C. Scull, and E. C. Manning.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 23, 1873.
Maris, Carson & Baldwin, at the City Drug Store, are now in their new storerooms, prepared to accommodate their many custom­ers with PURE DRUGS of all kinds, Notions, Toilet soaps, etc.
Winfield Courier, November 20, 1873.
Soldiers’ Re-union on Thanksgiving Day. At a meeting of the committee of arrangements held at Dr. Mansfield’s, the following reception committee was appointed. Enoch Maris, A. H. Green, J. C. Bigger, E. C. Manning, Mrs. C. M. Wood, and Mrs. Flint. Soldiers arriving in the city will please report as early in the day as possible to the above committee at the city council room in the jail building just north of the courthouse, register their names, and receive their tickets for dinner.
Mrs. Enoch Maris...
Winfield Courier, December 12, 1873.
                                            GRAND MASONIC FESTIVAL!
To be given for the benefit of Adelphi Lodge, A. F. & A. M., at the Courtroom, Winfield, Kansas, Dec. 25th, 1873.
There will be a public installation of officers of the Lodge at the Baptist church at one o’clock P.M. After the Installation there will be a few short addresses by members of the order.
Dinner will take place at the courtroom at five o’clock P.M.
A cordial invitation is extended to the public.

After dinner a grand ball will be given at the courtroom. Good music will be in attendance. A cordial invitation is extended to the fraternity to be present. Special invitations will be given by the Committee to those not members of the order.
The following is the list of the committees appointed for the occasion.
TABLE COMMITTEE. A. T. Stewart, J. F. Paul, T. A. Rice, W. M. Boyer, J. E. Saint, J. D. Cochran, J. C. Fuller, John Swain, J. A. Simpson, A. T. Shenneman, A. S. Williams, J. P. Short, Mrs. J. P. Short, Miss Read, Miss Mary Stewart, Mrs. Geo. Oakes, Mrs. J. F. Paul, Mrs. E. Maris, Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mrs. W. M. Boyer, Mrs. L. R. Paul, Mrs. L. J. Webb, Mrs. J. C. Weathers, Mrs. Newman, Mrs. Howland, Mrs. Hickok, Mrs. W. G. Graham, Mrs. J. D. Cochran, Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Miss Parmelee, Miss Lizzie Graham, Miss Yount.
Winfield Courier, January 2, 1874. Editorial.
                                                  A Peep Over the Shoulder.
This number completes Volume 1st of the WINFIELD COURIER. One year ago it was started to supply a want long felt, not only in the Republican party, but among businessmen of all shades of opinion, who desired a good advertising medium. . . .
The buildings erected during the year just closed have been of the most substantial kind, the most prominent of which we call to mind, the splendid brick Bank building of M. L. Read; the neat Drug house of Maris, Carson & Baldwin; the magnificent flowering mills of C. A. Bliss and Blandin & Covert; the jail and Court­house; the residences of Kirk, McMillen, and Dr. Graham. These are but a few of the many built during the last twelve months, and they are such as to do credit to any town in the state. Bridges of magnificent proportions span all main streams on the roads leading to town. . . .
Winfield Courier, February 27, 1874.
                                                      District Court Docket.
The following are the cases which stand for trial at the March term A. D. 1874, of the Cowley County District Court, and have been placed on the docket in the following order.
                                             CIVIL DOCKET. FOURTH DAY.
                                         31. Amos Sanford vs. Enoch Maris et al.
Enoch Maris, Mrs. Enoch Maris...
Winfield Courier, March 13, 1874.
                                                       CHINA WEDDING.
Last Monday evening, the most brilliant assemblage of “fair women and brave men” was gathered together at the residence of the Rev. J. B. Parmelee, that has ever assembled in the Walnut Valley. The occasion was the twentieth anniversary of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Parmelee, what the knowing ones call the “china wedding.” J. C. Blandin, with malice aforethought, enticed the unsuspecting couple to town and there kept them, not altogether unwilling, prisoners at his house. Taking advantage of the absence of the Rev. gentleman and his estimable lady, the “company” to the number of about one hundred and fifty persons gathered in with buckets, baskets, sacks, etc., each containing something calculated to gladden the inner man.

At the proper time Mr. and Mrs. Parmelee having arrived, were peremptorily ordered to prepare for the trying ordeal, which they calmly and resignedly proceeded to do. When all was ready the bride and groom were led into the parlor. Enoch Maris, D. A. Millington, Esq., and T. A. Wilkinson acted as Groomsmen, and Mrs. Enoch Maris, Mrs. ____ Johnson, and Mrs. T. A. Wilkinson as Bridesmaids. Rev. James E. Platter, of the Presbyterian Church, then proceeded to “lecture” the happy pair substantially as follows. . . .
Rev. N. L. Rigby then pronounced them “man and wife,” and offered up a short prayer. $103.00 in greenbacks was made up, enclosed in a soap dish, and presented to Mr. Parmelee by Maj. J. B. Fairbanks, on behalf of the company. . . .
A splendid supper was served and everybody felt that it was “good to be there.” The party broke up about 12 o’clock M., everyone boasting that it was the most enjoyable affair ever got up in the romantic Walnut Valley.
Messrs. E. C. Manning, S. H. Myton, J. B. Fairbanks, and A. T. Stewart, as far as we can learn, were the originators of the plot. We hope these liberal minded gentlemen will give another such at no distant day.
Enoch Maris [Maris, Carson & Baldwin]...
Winfield Courier, March 20, 1874.
Below we give the names of our businessmen who advertised in the “COURIER EXTRA” this week. Our readers may rest assured that men who advertise liberally will deal liberally.
Ellis & Black, W. L. Mullen, Darrah & Doty, O. N. Morris & Bro., T. E. Gilleland, George Miller, Maris, Carson & Baldwin, J. C. Weathers and Co., C. A. Bliss & Co., Hitchcock & Boyle, W. M. Boyer, Lagonda House, Banking Houses of M. L. Read and J. C. Fuller, J. B. Lynn, N. Roberson, M. Miller, Frank Williams, Geo. W. Martin, and the Arkansas City Traveler.
Winfield Courier, March 27, 1874.
                                               CIVIL DOCKET. THIRD DAY.
                                    Amos Sanford vs. Enoch Maris et al, Continued.
Winfield Courier, April 10, 1874.
                                                          Millinery Goods.
Just received: Spring and Summer Styles, which will be sold cheaper than any place in Southern Kansas at the Factory store, one door North of Maris Drug Store.
Winfield Courier, June 12, 1874.
                           Proceedings of the Meeting held Monday, June 8th, to
                                   Provide for the Celebration of the 4th of July.
Public meeting of the citizens of Winfield, was held last Monday evening at the office of Curns & Manser for the purpose of preparing for a celebration of the 4th of July at Winfield.
On motion G. S. Manser was chosen chairman and L. J. Webb, Esq., Secretary.
C. M. Wood offered the following, which was adopted.
Resolved, By the citizens of Winfield and vicinity that we celebrate the 4th of July at this place, and that we extend a cordial invitation to the citizens of the county to participate with us in the celebration.
N. H. Wood, James Simpson, and J. T. Hall were appointed a committee to confer with the Soldier’s Association and invite them to take part in the celebration.

On motion it was resolved that the celebration be a basket picnic.
T. K. Johnston, Enoch Maris, and C. M. Wood were appointed a finance committee.
Maris and Baldwin only mentioned [Carson has disappeared]...
Winfield Courier, July 3, 1874.
The following is the programme of set races at the Fair Grounds on the 4th of July, commencing at 3 o’clock p.m., after the exercises at the Grove—besides a number of other races.
Tickets may be had at W. M. Boyer’s, A. H. Green’s, Maris & Baldwin’s, and the Post Office. Only 25 cents.
Winfield Courier, July 3, 1874.
                                                          Millinery Goods.
Just received—Spring and Summer Styles which will be sold cheaper than any place in Southern Kansas at the Factory store, one door North of Maris Drug store.
Winfield Courier, July 24, 1874.
Contributors to the 4th of July Celebration fund are re­quested to meet at the office of Curns & Manser on Saturday evening, the 25th inst., at 8 o’clock to hear the report of the finance committee, and direct the disposition of surplus funds.
              Finance Committee: T. K. JOHNSTON, C. M. WOOD, ENOCH MARIS.
Winfield Courier, August 14, 1874.
The singing books belonging to this District in the hands of school children will please be left with the clerk. B. P. Baldwin, at Maris & Baldwin’s Drug Store.
Winfield Courier, August 14, 1874.
THE BEST FLY TRAP in the world is the new one at Maris & Baldwin’s drug store.
Winfield Courier, September 18, 1874.
The following is a list of cases that will stand for trial at the September term of the District Court, Cowley County, Kansas, to be held on and from the 28th, inst., and have been placed upon the Trial Docket in the following order.
                                               CIVIL DOCKET. FIRST DAY.
                                            Amos Sanford vs. Enoch Maris et al.
A little late: dissolution notice wherein Carson leaves firm...
Winfield Courier, November 19, 1874.
                                                  DISSOLUTION NOTICE.
The co-partnership heretofore existing under the firm name of Maris, Carson & Baldwin, is dissolved by mutual consent, Mr. Carson, withdrawing.
The business will be continued at the old stand by the remaining members of the old firm, who collect all accounts due the old firm and settle all claims held against said firm. All persons indebted to the old firm will please call and settle at once, and oblige
                                                      MARIS & BALDWIN.
Winfield Plow and Anvil, November 19, 1874.

                                                          Lodge Directory.
MASONIC.—Adelphia Lodge No. 110, A. F. and A. M. Holds its Regular Communication on the First and Third Tuesday’s of each month.
                                                          E. MARIS, W. M.
                                                          J. SWAIN, Sec’y.
Winfield Courier, December 17, 1874.
The Adelphi Lodge No. 110 will not hold a public installa­tion Christmas day but will have a private one at their hall. A cordial invitation is extended to the fraternity.
                                                          E. MARIS, W. M.
L. J. WEBB, Sec.
Winfield Courier, December 17, 1874.
The managers of the Masonic Hall have arranged with “mine host,” of the Lagonda for a supper, consisting of oysters, turkey, chicken, and all the good things. The supper alone will be worth all that the whole affair costs. The Masons wish it distinctly understood that their ball will take place on Christ­mas night, the 25th inst., and not on Christmas eve, as some may suppose.
Winfield Courier, January 14, 1875.
                                                   City Council Proceedings.
Council met December 21st at council room. Present: S. C. Smith, mayor, H. S. Silver, J. D. Cochran, R. B. Saffold, and S. Darrah, councilmen; J. W. Curns, clerk.
Messrs. C. A. Bliss and Enoch Maris appeared and asked the council to make provision for the purchasing of a lot in the cemetery grounds for the use of the city, in pursuance of which, it was moved and seconded that a committee of three, consisting of S. Darrah, R. B. Saffold, and H. S. Silver be appointed to confer with the cemetery committee in regard to purchasing a part or the whole of said cemetery. Motion carried.
W. H. H. Maris, Mrs. K. Maris [?], Enoch Maris...
[I suspect that Mrs. K. Maris [Kezziah?] was the mother of both Maris boys]...
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. FAIRBANKS, Secretary.

John Lowrey, 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.
B. F. Baldwin [partner of Enoch Maris] Maris & Baldwin, druggists...
Winfield Courier, April 15, 1875.
DIED. Mrs. Mary Baldwin, an estimable lady and an old resident, died at Yankee Point on Thursday, of consumption. Danville (Illinois) Commercial.
The above named is the mother of our own highly esteemed townsman, B. F. Baldwin, of the firm of Maris & Baldwin, drug­gists. It is a sad thing to lose friends, but doubly so, to mourn the loss of a kind and loving mother. Mr. Baldwin has the sincere sympathy of his many friends, in this, his sad bereavement.
Winfield Courier, July 29, 1875.
Maris and Baldwin invoicing.
Enoch Maris and B. Frank Baldwin sever partnership. Baldwin goes solo...
Winfield Courier, August 5, 1875.
As will be seen in another column, the firm of Maris & Baldwin have dissolved partnership. B. Frank will go it alone now. He deserves additional patronage for this new venture, and we are sure the public will give it to him. This has been one of the best drug firms in our city, and if it were not that one of the firm still remains, we would be loth to chronicle any change.
                             [Notice did not appear until August 26, 1875, issue.]
Mr. Enoch Maris moves to El Dorado to open up a lumber yard...
Winfield Courier, August 19, 1875.
Mr. Enoch Maris has moved to Eldorado to open up a lumber yard.
Winfield Courier, August 19, 1875.
                                                 Adelphi Lodge Resolutions.
                                  HALL OF ADELPHI LODGE, A. F. & A. M.,
                                                    August 13th, A. L. 5,875.
At a special Communication held on the 13th inst., the following was adopted.
WHEREAS, In the dispensation of an All-wise and Overruling Providence, the families of our worthy brothers, M. G. Troup and Perry Hill, have been afflicted by the death of each of their eldest children since our last Communication; and while we submit with becoming Christian resignation to the decree of an All-wise God; yet had it been agreeable to His Divine Will, we would that they could have been spared this great trial.
Resolved, That we tender to the bereaved brethren and their families our sincere, Christian and brotherly sympathy, and our humble and fervent prayers to God that they may be sustained in this, their hour of trial.
                  Committee: W. G. GRAHAM, ENOCH MARIS, J. W. JOHNSTON.

Note: A similar resolution was done by Lodge August 13, 1875, for Jonathan Newman, brother (and chaplain). They resolved to wear badges of mourning for 30 days.
Winfield Courier, August 26, 1875.
                                                        Dissolution Notice.
The partnership heretofore existing between Maris & Baldwin is this day dissolved by mutual consent—Mr. Maris retiring from the business. All parties indebted to the firm will please call and settle at once, which they can do by calling on either of the old firm.
                                            ENOCH MARIS, B. F. BALDWIN.
Winfield, Kansas, August 2nd, 1875.
Winfield Courier, December 30, 1875.
Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Maris, now of Eldorado, have been spend­ing the holidays with their many friends here.
                                               THE WINFIELD COURIER.
                                                     CENTENNIAL ISSUE.
                         WINFIELD COURIER, THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 1876.
                          PRODUCED EVERY THURSDAY BY E. C. MANNING.
On the 29th day of October, 1870, a dispensation was granted to J. S. Hunt, A. H. Green, Enoch Maris, and eight others for a lodge at Winfield. J. S. Hunt was appointed W. M.; A. H. Green, S. W.; and Enoch Maris, J. W. On the 17th day of October, 1872, the lodge obtained a charter under the name of Adelphi, No. 119, with the following charter members: J. S. Hunt, A. H. Green, Enoch Maris, C. A. Bliss, A. A. Jackson, W. M. Boyer, H. Shaughness, I. L. Comfort, E. Adams, Thomas Hart, W. S. Huff, S. H. Revis, T. A. Rice, and J. Traxler.
The same officers were installed under the charter and held their offices until Jan. 1st, 1873, when Enoch Maris was elected W. M.; W. M. Boyer, S. W.; and T. A. Rice, J. W.
January 1st, 1874, Enoch Maris was re-elected W. M.; T. A. Rice, S. W.; and W. G. Graham, S. W.
January 1st, 1875, L. J. Webb was elected W. M.; W. G. Graham, S. W.; and J. E. Saint, J. W.
Successor to Maris & Baldwin: B. F. Baldwin.
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.
Alphabetically arranged, they appear as follows.
BALDWIN, B. F., Druggist, City Clerk, etc., successor to Maris & Baldwin, moved from Cherryvale, Kansas, February, 1873, bringing his goods in one wagon. He now has the largest and finest drug store in the city. To those who do not know Frank Baldwin, we will say that he is a reliable, accommodating young gentleman and one of the promising businessmen of our city.

Winfield Courier, October 4, 1877.
We were heartily glad to meet Enoch Maris in town one day last week. Enoch is one of the prosperous men of Eldorado, and reports that place improving rapidly.
Winfield Courier, October 18, 1877.
                              GRAND LODGE KNIGHTS OF HONOR OF KAN.
This grand body was organized in this city September 28th, by Past Supreme Dictator, A. E. Keyes, of Mansfield, Ohio, with the following officers.
Alonzo Howland, Past Grand Dictator; Dr. W. G. Graham, Grand Dictator, Winfield; C. W. Rambo, Elk Falls, Grand Vice Dictator; E. Maris, Eldorado, Grand Assistant Dictator; B. F. Smith, Oxford, Grand Chaplain; Henry J. Walker, Grand Reporter; S. P. Channell, Arkansas City, Grand Treasurer; R. W. Stephenson, Wellington, Grand Guide; H. O. Lystre, Cedar Vale, Grand Guardian; James Fogy, Douglass, Grand Sentinel.
The following were elected Trustees: H. O. Lystre, E. Maris, R. W. Stephenson, R. F. Smith, and L. F. Chandler.
The Grand Dictator appointed the following committees.
On Appeals: E. B. Kager, L. F. Chandler, and W. C. Robinson.
On Printing and Supplies: The Dictator, Vice Dictator, and Reporter.
On Laws and Supervision: A. Howland, R. F. Smith, and H. J. Walker.
On Finance: E. Maris, W. C. Robinson, and F. Sowers.
On Mileage and Per Diem: Thos. Osborn, H. O. Lystre, and A. E. Garrison.
On Returns: E. B. Kager, C. W. Rambo, and Dr. Lewis.
On State of the Order: H. J. Walker, A. Howland, B. F. Smith, J. W. McWilliams, and L. F. Chandler.
Upon motion the Grand Lodge adjourned to meet the second Wednesday in June, 1878, in the Knights of Honor Hall, in Eldorado, Kansas.
The first Lodge of the Order in this State was organized February 20, 1877, in this city. There are at present twelve subordinate Lodges working in the State, all in a good prosperous condition, having an aggregate membership of about 240 members.
Speculation: Elder Mrs. Maris could be Kessiah (?) Maris, mother of both Enoch and W. H. H. Maris. [W. H. H. Maris was guardian for McMasters’ estate, which indicates that Josie’s father died and she must have been heir. Also indicates that the McMasters’ family and Maris’ family were connected.
Winfield Courier, August 15, 1878.
The elder Mrs. Maris and Miss Josie McMasters left on Monday evening for Indiana, which state will be their future residence.


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