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D. A. McIntire

                                    Wichita, Arkansas City, and Geuda Springs.
Margaret Russell Stallard book, Remembering Geuda Springs.
Page 17.
Geuda Springs Area 1882-1883.
Township 34 S R 2E
D. A. McIntire, Geuda Springs, Liveryman, Settled in 1882. Came from Kentucky.
Page 19.
Geuda Springs Directory 1883.
Geuda Springs Livery and Feed Stable, D. A. McIntire, Proprietor.
First class rigs furnished parties wishing to go to any part of the country, at reasonable rates.
Arkansas City Directory 1893.
McIntire, D. A., confectionery stand, r 306 n C st.
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Arkansas City: livery stable leased to Calvin Ferguson and D. A. McIntire of Wichita...
Arkansas City Traveler, January 21, 1880.
L. C. Wood has sold his livery stock and leased his stable to Ferguson & McIntire of Wichita. Mr. Wood will improve his vacant lots on Fifth Avenue. Fifth Avenue draws, don’t it? With little or no improvement on that street it more than holds its own against all odds, and now that the mail will come up from the depot on that street it will continue the boss Avenue in town.
Winfield Courier, November 18, 1880.
Our genial friend, Rudolph Hoffmaster, has once more taken up his abode in our city after a summer spent at the Geuda Springs. He has taken charge of Terrill & Ferguson’s livery stable on Fifth avenue.
Arkansas City: D. A. McIntire purchased the livery outfit of Terrill & Ferguson...
Arkansas City Traveler, December 15, 1880.
D. A. McIntire, who has purchased the livery outfit of Terrill & Ferguson, has put on a new omnibus in town this week, which we understand is to furnish free transportation to and from the depot to the patrons of the Central Avenue hotel. With two omnibuses, we feel decidedly hubbish.
By Terrill disposes of his interest in Terrill & Ferguson livery stable in Winfield...
Winfield Courier, December 16, 1880.
By Terrill is disposing of his interest in the Terrill & Ferguson livery stable to his partner, and will leave for old Mexico in a few weeks.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 12, 1881.
The patrons of livery stables are requested to notice the new advertisement of D. A. McIntire in this issue. He has a good stable and will make it to your interests to patronize him.

GOOD TEAMS Furnished on short notice and at Lower Prices Than heretofore.
An omnibus is kept for the benefit of excursion parties and meets all trains.
Stables on Fifth Avenue, just east of Newman’s Store.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 30, 1881.
Last Sunday was a glorious day, and a bonanza for our livery men. Stanton Bros., C. O. Brooks, and D. A. McIntire’s stables were all empty long before noon.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 13, 1881.
Messrs. Ford & Berger have a neat wagon and carriage shop just east of D. A. McIntire’s livery.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 25, 1881.
D. A. McIntire had one of his horses badly cut about the head, at Ponca Agency, lately.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 25, 1881.
That if you want to take your girl or any other fellow’s girl for a buggy ride, Stanton Bros. or D. A. McIntire keep stylish teams always in readiness.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 22, 1881.
BIRTHS. Four births in the city took place during the past week.
June 14th: Mr. and Mrs. D. A. McIntire—a son.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 27, 1881.
If you wish to take a pleasant buggy ride, remember that D. A. McIntire and Stanton Bros. keep good buggies and teams always in readiness to minister to the wants of their patrons.
D. A. McIntire acquires a partner: Tip Davenport...
Arkansas City Traveler, July 27, 1881.
We received a pleasant call from Mr. Davenport, of Grain­field, Kansas, yesterday morning. Mr. Davenport is looking up a location for a livery business, and expresses himself as very much pleased with our town. We hope he may succeed in finding a suitable location, and decide upon making his future home with us.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 24, 1881.
A hack line is now running between this place and Geuda Springs tri-weekly, but it will be run daily if the travel warrants it. Messrs. McIntire & Davenport are the proprietors.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 24, 1881.
HACK TO GEUDA SPRINGS, Wednesday and Saturdays of each week. Office at McIntire & Davenport’s Livery.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 5, 1881.
The dance on Grouse Creek last Friday night was a complete success, but we should judge from appearances that the one up the Arkansas River was a grand failure, and so badly disgusted one of our b’hoys that when he drove into town he mistook George Russell’s peach orchard for McIntire’s livery barn.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 26, 1881.

GOOD TEAMS Furnished on short notice and at LOWER PRICES than heretofore.
HACKS Run Regularly to Salt City and Geuda Springs.
Stable on Fifth Avenue, just east of City Hotel.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 11, 1882.
Mr. Charles Marshall and wife left today for their present home at Mound City, Missouri. Mr. Marshall, while in this city, purchased the building on Fifth Avenue now occupied by McIntire & Davenport as a livery stable, and expects himself to open up in that business early in the spring.
Since writing the above we learn that Mr. Marshall has purchased of L. C. Wood the barn at present occupied by Messrs. Hilliard & Thompson, opposite his first purchase.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 1, 1882.
Mr. Davenport, of McIntire and Davenport, surprised his friends by returning home with a bran new wife. Here’s to you, Tip!
The following item indicates that “Tip” Davenport was H. S. Davenport...
Arkansas City Traveler, February 8, 1882.
MARRIED. We acknowledge receipt of cards announcing the marriage at Cambridge, Illinois, of Mr. H. S. Davenport, of this place, to Miss Nettie R. Page, on Thursday, January 20th, 1882. In welcoming the happy couple to their future home with us, the TRAVELER sincerely wishes them unalloyed happiness in the many years of wedded life, which we hope are in store for them.
Next item refers to “Ferguson & McIntire...
Arkansas City Traveler, March 1, 1882.
The colored men from the Cherokee Nation sold eleven head of ponies to Ferguson & McIntire last week. They found ready sale for them.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 8, 1882.
Mr. D. A. McIntire goes to Geuda Springs to engage in the livery business.
Next items indicates that H. S. Davenport went into business with Charles France in handling ice...
Arkansas City Traveler, March 22, 1882.
ICE. Messrs. Davenport and France, had two carloads of ice shipped from Kansas City, last week, at a cost of about $300, and now have it securely packed in the ice house on the Walnut River, opposite Searing’s mill. Ice will sell for about 2½ or 3 cents per pound next summer.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 12, 1882.
Charlie France and Tip Davenport, two of the jolliest fellows in Arkansas City, were up here last Saturday. Courant.
D. A. McIntire’s Livery in Geuda Springs catches on fire...
Arkansas City Traveler, April 19, 1882.
A small boy at Geuda Springs, last week, built a fire under a manger filled with hay in McIntire’s livery, the flames of which soon reached the mow, and in fifteen minutes the timbers were falling. Two fine buggies were burned and one horse suffo­cated and burned to ashes. The parents of that small boy should persuade him to stay at home until another barn can be built.

Reference made in next item to Ferguson & McIntire’s livery stable...
Arkansas City Traveler, April 26, 1882.
Geuda Springs.
McIntire & Ferguson are building a large addition to their livery stable.
Mrs. Howard is building a summer residence here, and D. A. McIntire has also just commenced building his residence.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 24, 1882.
D. A. McIntire, Geuda’s enterprising livery man, was in the city Monday.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 14, 1882. Editorial by H. P. Standley.
Geuda Springs. On Wednesday of last week, in company with J. W. Scott, of Cadiz, Ohio, and his son, C. M. Scott, we made a flying visit to this new and prosperous burg, which is fast becoming one of the most popular health resorts of the West. Driving along on the east side of the Arkansas River, through a magnificent farming country, now adorned with waving fields of golden grain, in some instances already bending before the harvester, we could not help but feel how glorious a country this was of ours. About four miles up the river, from Arkansas City, as Geuda looms into view, one can hardly realize that a few short months ago the present thriving town did not exist; not even on paper. Crossing the river on the ferry, run by W. V. McCormick, we climbed the river bank and came in full view of the town of Geuda, glistening in the sunshine of a bright June day, about one mile distant. Upon arriving at our destination, and having turned our team over to the care of D. A. McIntire, formerly one of Arkansas City’s liverymen, we looked around with a view to dinner, and were directed to the Hotel run by J. A. Notestine, where we partook of as good a meal as one could wish, but totally unlike the bill of fare we indulged in, on nearly the same spot, ten years since.
Messrs. Ferguson & McIntire have a large and well stocked livery barn, and are doing a lively business, and immediately south of their stable will be found the blacksmith shop of Joe Jolly.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 23, 1882.
Another daily hack between Geuda Springs and Arkansas City, was put on the road Monday, by D. A. McIntire, the livery man here. It leaves the Springs at 9 o’clock, a.m., making connec­tion with the train each way.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 20, 1882.
D. A. McIntire, of Geuda Springs, is convalescing from a broken collar bone.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 31, 1883.
D. A. McIntire, Geuda’s live livery man, was in our city Saturday.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 7, 1883.
D. A. McIntire, Geuda’s livery man, was in the city Monday. He is just recovering from a spell of sickness, and we hope said recovery may be lasting.
Calvin Ferguson purchases McIntire’s one-half interest in livery business...
Arkansas City Traveler, March 28, 1883.

Cal. Ferguson has purchased of D. A. McIntire his half interest in the livery business and will henceforth conduct it himself at Geuda Springs.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 14, 1883.
Mr. D. A. McIntire, for some time the partner of Capt. Nipp in the livery business, has been forced to dispose of his interest in the livery stable; rheumatism necessitating a trip to Hot Springs. Wishing Mr. McIntire a speedy recovery, we congratulate Mr. Nipp’s new partner upon securing an interest in such a thriving business.
[Note: Calvin Ferguson became a partner of Capt. Nipp in Livery Business.]
Arkansas City Republican, June 14, 1884.
D. A. McIntire, of Geuda, was in town last Tuesday.
D. A. McIntire was not mentioned after the above item for over a year. The following article indicates that he moved to Arkansas City and was living in the fourth ward, where he was listed as a Democratic delegate...
Arkansas City Republican, October 3, 1885.
Wednesday afternoon, in fraternity hall, mugwump Democracy held their primary pow wow. Friends, it was astonishing what a select crowd was in attendance. Just cast your eye on the following array of talent, which goes to the county convention today.
M. B. Vawter and Judge McIntire were chosen delegates from the first ward; Austin Bailey and Dr. Westfall, alternates. In the second ward, Ex-Street Commissioner Jim Moore and Dr. J. W. Sparks were made delegates and Pat Franey and Tom Braggins, alternates. The third ward, Jas. Benedict and J. M. Collins were denominated delegates, and Wyatt Gooch and E. Elerding, alternates. Fourth ward: Delegates, D. A. McIntire and Hon. E. C. Gage; alternates, John C. Willoughby and Capt. H. M. Maidt. Billy Gray and G. W. Ford were made delegates at large and C. T. Thurston and D. J. Buckley, alternates. Judge McIntire was chairman of the meeting and Edward C. Gage, secretary. A new departure was made in the convention. The delegates were left uninstructed. How are they to vote intelligently?
No more items appeared relative to D. A. McIntire until the following item in 1887 indicated that he bought a meat market in Arkansas City...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 29, 1887. From Tuesday’s Daily.
D. A. McIntire purchased the I X L meat market this morning, per the agency of Howard & Morris.


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