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Hannah McMasters, 36.
Kansas 1875 Census, Winfield Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name                                 age sex color          Place/birth   Where from
Hannah McMasters            37   f      w            Indiana             Illinois
Lucian McMasters        18 m     w            Indiana             Illinois
Josephine McMasters         11?  f      w            Indiana             Illinois
Charles McMasters              8  m     w            Indiana             Illinois
Lucian McMasters, 22. No spouse listed.
Lucian McMasters, 24; spouse, Naomi, 22.
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Mrs. McMasters...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 8, 1873.
Sociable. The sociable last Tuesday evening at Mrs. McMasters was a very nice affair.
Mrs. McMasters...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 30, 1873.
The members of the Fraternity of Odd Fellows will give a Sociable on Wednesday evening, November 5th, in the large room at the Courthouse. Evening entertainments will be of a social character. Supper will be provided at an early hour.
COMMITTEE ON PREPARING AND DECORATING THE ROOM: P. M. Shell, J. W. Curns, A. J. Thompson, Miss Ada Millington, Miss Quarles, Mrs. McMasters.
Mrs. McMasters...
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.
SOLICITING COMMITTEE. A. T. Stewart, S. H. Myton, I. Bing, A. T. Shenneman, J. A. Simpson, J. Swain, T. A. Blanchard, R. B. Saffold, John Rhodes; Mrs. Flint, Mrs. McMasters, Mrs. A. H. Green, Mrs. Brotherton, Mrs. Tousey, Mrs. Limbocker; Miss Jennie Stewart, Miss Lowry, W. W. Limbocker.

Lucian McMasters...
Winfield Courier, March 27, 1874.
A couple of the lads in this city overreached themselves slightly when they plundered the store of W. H. South, a few weeks ago. The boys were hunted so closely that they concluded the best thing they could do would be to bring the property back, which they did. They wrapped the watches and other jewelry (with the exception of a few rings and a pocket-knife or two) in a gum cloak (stolen at a dance at Little Dutch recently) and deposited them upon the salt barrels in front of the store where they were soon discovered by Mr. South. The walnut box which contained the watches when stolen, had been deposited in the Walnut River for safekeeping, and was not returned.
On the evening of the day upon which the goods were returned (Wednesday), Lucian McMasters turned states evidence, confessing that Tom Quarles and himself had stolen the jewelry and kept it hidden in Cliff Wood’s timber. The boys were immediately arrest­ed, and yesterday, after an examination before ’Squire Boyer, were committed to bail in the sum of $500; Quarles to appear before the District Court on charge of grand larceny, and McMasters to appear as a witness. It appears from the confession that there are some dozen boys in this town who have kept up a systematic thieving for the past two years, and it is hoped that this will be a lesson for them.
Josie McMasters...
Winfield Courier, March 27, 1874.
                                                     Resolution of Respect.
The undersigned Sunday School Class at a recent meeting passed the following resolutions.
WHEREAS, It has pleased our Heavenly Father to take from us our much loved and valuable friend and teacher, Dr. D. N. Egbert; and
WHEREAS, We, as a class, wish to express our deep sorrow at the loss we have sustained in the removal of so worthy a teacher; therefore,
Be it Resolved, That we tender to the mother and other relatives of the deceased our sincere sympathy in their and our loss, praying that our Father in Heaven will keep us unto that glorious day when we shall sing with our departed friend the songs of the redeemed.
                                            One of those listed: Josie McMasters.
Lucian McMasters...
Winfield Courier, April 10, 1874.
State of Kansas vs. McMasters. Charged with petty larceny. Plead guilty and fined $50 and sentenced to 48 hours in county jail.
State of Kansas vs. McMasters. Charged with grand larceny. On preliminary held in bonds of one thousand dollars to appear at next term of court.
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.
                                          CRIMINAL DOCKET—First Day.
                                       The State of Kansas vs. Lucian McMasters.
Mrs. McMasters...
Winfield Courier, December 3, 1874.
A large meeting of ladies was held at the residence of Mr. C. A. Bliss today to organize a society for the relief of the poor. Mrs. Huston presided and Mrs. Rigby acted as secretary. The society was permanently organized with Mrs. C. A. Bliss as President and Mrs. N. L. Rigby, Secretary. They called it the “Winfield Ladies Aid Society.”
The city was divided into four wards, thus, all the territo­ry lying east of Main street and south of 9th Avenue, to consti­tute the 1st ward; East of Main street and north of 9th Avenue, the 2nd; west of Main street and north of 9th Avenue, the 3rd; and the remainder, the 4th ward. Committees to solicit aid, and hunt up the needy, were appointed as follows: for the first ward, Mrs. Dever, Mrs. Ferguson, Mrs. Platter, and Mrs. Robinson. For the second: Mrs. McClelland, Mrs. McMasters, and Mrs. McRaw. For the third, Mrs. Mansfield, Mrs. Kelly, and Mrs. Mullen. For the fourth, Mrs. Dr. Black, Mrs. Williams, and Mrs. Flint. The Society meets every Friday afternoon, at the house of Mr. Bliss.
Josie McMasters...
Winfield Courier, February 4, 1875.
A report was given relative to pupils attending grammar and intermediate departments of Winfield schools by W. C. Robinson. “The efficiency of our schools is much hindered by tardiness and irregular attendance. Parents will oblige us by aiding in overcoming this difficulty.” Students in different departments were listed.
                                                  Intermediate Department.
                                                     Listed: Josie McMasters.
Mrs. McMasters...
Winfield Courier, February 4, 1875.
One week from tomorrow (Friday) evening, the ladies of the M. E. Church will give a sociable at the residence of Mrs. McMasters. This is the first of a series of sociables to be given—one by each church—the proceeds of which are to be applied toward paying the remaining indebtedness on the court­house bell. The debt amounts to $120. Everyone is invited to attend these sociables and thus assist in liquidating this debt.
Winfield Courier, February 11, 1875.
The sociable which was to have been given at the residence of Mrs. McMasters next Friday evening will take place at the courthouse on the same evening.
Mrs. Hannah McMasters marries T. H. Henderson...
Arkansas City Traveler, March 8, 1876.
MARRIED. On Tuesday evening, February 29, at Winfield, by Probate Judge Gans, Mr. T. H. Henderson and Mrs. McMasters, both of this county.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 15, 1876.

The following marriage licenses were issued by the Probate Judge during the month of February.
                                          T. H. Henderson - Hannah McMasters.
W. H. H. Maris, Mrs. K. Maris, E. Maris, Mrs. H. McMasters...
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 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.
Lucian McMasters...
Winfield Courier, December 21, 1876.
LUCIAN McMASTERS has returned to the pavements of Winfield.
Lucian McMasters...
Winfield Courier, February 22, 1877.
Lucian McMasters has purchased and will run the Rodocker photograph gallery.
Winfield Courier, March 1, 1877.
Last Sunday a Pawnee Indian had his picture taken at Lucian McMasters’ gallery, which caused considerable fun for the boys.
Lucian McMasters seriously injured...
Arkansas City Traveler, March 28, 1877.
RUNAWAY. Last Sunday as Mr. McMasters, of Winfield, was riding with Miss Pittman, near Wyard Gooch’s farm, east of the Walnut, one rein of the harness broke and the teams ran away, throwing both parties from the buggy, breaking the arm of the gentleman and dislocating the shoulders of the lady.
Winfield Courier, March 29, 1877.

On last Sunday a frightful accident happened to Lucian McMasters, of this city. He left the city on Saturday evening to visit his mother, Mrs. T. H. Henderson, living about four miles east of Arkansas City. Sunday afternoon, while taking a pleasure ride with his sister and Miss Pittman, one of the whiffle-trees came off of the buggy and fell on the horses’ heels, which frightened them to a run. After running but a short distance, the horses turned the buggy over and tearing loose therefrom went on their way. When the parties fell to the ground, it caused the breaking above the elbow and dislocation of the elbow of Lucian’s left arm, and the dislocation of one of the arms of the young lady accompanying him, besides other numerous though not serious bruises, while his sister was scarcely even scratched. The accident is a sad one, and we would advise parties taking plea­sure rides to be sure before starting out that both buggy and harness are secure and in good order.
Josie McMasters...
Winfield Courier, July 5, 1877.
Miss Josie McMasters, who has been visiting friends in and about Arkansas City during the past two or three weeks, returned last Monday.
Mrs. Hannah McMasters (now Mrs. T. H. Henderson) dies...
Winfield Courier, October 18, 1877.
DIED. Mrs. T. H. Henderson, known better as Mrs. McMasters, for some years a resident of Winfield, died at Joplin last week. Her relatives and numerous warm friends here will deeply mourn her loss.
Lucian McMasters...
Arkansas City Traveler, April 17, 1878.
                                                          CIVIL DOCKET.
                                                  L. McMasters v. N. Hughes.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 15, 1878.
                                  Lucian McMasters vs. Nathan Hughes, continued.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 11, 1878.
The following cases were tried before Judge Campbell during the term of court, up to September 5, 1878.
The suit of L. McMasters vs. N. Hughes, for malpractice, was continued.
Estate: Josephine & Charles McMasters, minors...
Winfield Courier, February 28, 1878.
                                                     Probate Judge’s Office.
Estate of Josephine and Charles McMasters, minors. Inventory filed by W. H. H. Maris, guardian.
Elder Mrs. Maris and Josie McMasters depart for Indiana...
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.
Lucian McMasters...
Winfield Courier, August 22, 1878.
                                                                Trial List.
The following is a list of cases that will stand for trial at the August A. D. 1878 term of the District Court of Cowley County, and have been placed on the Trial Docket in the following order.

                                            CIVIL DOCKET. SECOND DAY.
          Lucian McMasters vs. Nathan Hughes. [Webb & Black; Hackney & McDonald.]
Winfield Courier, August 29, 1878.
                                                            District Court.
Met Monday morning, August 26th, 1878.
Present: Judge W. P. Campbell, Sheriff C. L. Harter, Clerk E. S. Bedilion, Attorneys McDermott, Torrance, C. Coldwell, N. C. Coldwell, Hackney, McDonald, Pryor, Pyburn, Allen, Jennings, Buckman, Black, Webb, Alexander, Beach, Troup, Jarvis, Asp, of Winfield; and Dennison, of Osage Mission.
The following cases were continued: McMasters vs. Hughes, Brettun vs. Phenis.
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1879.
                                               CIVIL DOCKET. THIRD DAY.
                                           Lucian McMasters vs. Nathan Hughes.
                                              CIVIL DOCKET. TENTH DAY.
                                       Moline Plow Co. vs. Lucian F. McMasters.
Winfield Courier, September 4, 1879.
                          Moline Plow Co. vs. L. F. McMasters, judgment for plaintiff.
Winfield Courier, May 5, 1881.
Lucian McMasters has a little ten-pound daughter at his house.
Winfield Courier, November 3, 1881.
                                               CIVIL DOCKET. THIRD DAY.
                                    Quincy A. Glass vs. Lucian F. McMasters et al.
Winfield Courier, November 24, 1881.
Mr. Glass against L. F. McMasters and school district 125, recovers pay for material furnished the district.
McMasters loses only child...
Winfield Courier, June 8, 1882.
DIED. McMASTERS. In Winfield, Kansas, June 5th, 1882, Josephine Elsie, only child of Lucian and Naomi McMasters, aged 13 months.
Mrs. McMasters visiting in Illinois...
Winfield Courier, July 27, 1882.
Mrs. McMasters is visiting at her old home in Illinois.
Josie McMasters marries Dave Harter...
Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.
Tuesday afternoon Mr. Dave Harter and Miss Josie McMasters were married. The affair was a great surprise to their friends. It burst over us like a cyclone, having never heard a suspicion of such evil intent from either of the parties. The young couple have our best wishes and those of a hundred other friends.
Lucian McMasters to open billiard hall in Arkansas City...

Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.
Lucian McMasters has gone to Arkansas City and will open a billiard hall there.
Mrs. McMasters...
Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.
Mrs. H. P. Mansfield and Mrs. McMasters have gone on an excursion to the Pawnee Agency, Indian Territory.
Lucian McMasters: at Albuquerque...
Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.
                                                       Something of the Tour.
After a delightful trip of over three thousand miles, through mountains, valleys, deserts, far into old Mexico, and extending over twelve days, the writer is once more “at home.” The experience was a strange, novel, and interesting one, and from notes taken at the different places visited, a series of descriptive letters will be published in these columns during the weeks to come.
The party numbered one hundred and sixty newspaper men and their wives, daughters, and invited guests, and a livelier, happier crowd we have never seen together. The special train furnished by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad consisted of three Pullman palace sleeping coaches, two fine day coaches, and a baggage car. The train pulled out of Winfield at eleven o’clock on the evening of the 10th. The first stop was made at Garden City, where the party was met with carriages, wagons, and vehicles of every description, and conveyed to the irrigating ditches, after which a splendid dinner was served in Jones Hall. Irrigation is doing wonders for the country surrounding Garden City. From a dry, barren waste, the country is being fast converted into wonderfully fertile and productive farms. The possibilities of the soil under irrigation seem to be boundless, as the mammoth onions attest. The welcome at Garden City was most hearty and hospitable. The Arkansas River at this place was as dry as Summit Street, in Arkansas City—the sand didn’t even look damp. We heard a citizen applying for the loan of a pitchfork, and explained by saying that he thought he would go fishing. They dig cat fish out of the sand with forks. According to one of the party, if the cat fish were removed and the river irrigated, it might be made very productive. The trip over the dry, arid bunch-grass prairies of Colorado was monotonous and uninteresting. A short stop was made at West Las Animas where the first adobe building was inspected; then on west until the flying train was shrouded in darkness.

The return journey was made without stop until Albuquerque was reached. This is the best town in New Mexico. It is distinctively a Kansas town. Kansas men are everywhere and Kansas enterprise is noticeable in the very air. Winfield is well represented. John Lee is running a big lumber yard. Ex Saint is doing a mercantile business of two hundred thousand dollars a year and is fast outrunning all his competitors. By. Terrill and Parker are running a big saloon and By. is proprietor of numerous stage and mail routes. John McDonald and his father are running a blacksmith shop, and McMasters, another Winfield man, is dealing in malt and spirituous beverages. Lloyd Hope is also there helping his father run a big hotel. A Kansas man is postmaster, and Kansas men hold a majority of the offices. Of course, under such circumstances, the party were magnificently treated. They were wined and dined, danced, and carried about the city, and every attention bestowed that Kansas ingenuity could conceive or willing hands execute. The stay in Albuquerque will be remembered as the pleasantest on the trip.
R. C. McMasters sells stock, etc. [Could this be Charles McMasters???]...
Winfield Courier, August 30, 1883.
R. C. McMasters has a sale of stock, farm implements, and furniture, five miles north-west of Winfield, Sept. 5th.
Mr. (?) McMasters: lumber dealer?...
Winfield Courier, March 20, 1884.
                                              WE ARE GETTING THERE ELI.
                                                   The Santa Fe Lumber Yard.
Messrs. W. L. Morehouse & McMasters have received and unloaded thirty four carloads of lumber within the last ten days and are getting in shape to fill all orders they may be favored with. Call and see them.
Mr. and Mrs. Lucian McMasters return from Michigan...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 4, 1885.
Lucian McMasters, brother of Mrs. Dave Harter, has returned to Sunny Kansas, with his wife, after several years’ absence in Michigan. He says this county is the only ideal.
Frank McMasters???...
                                  K. C. & S. W. RIGHT OF WAY DAMAGES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 30, 1885.
Following we give the names to whom the County Commissioners allowed damages in the K. C. & S. W. right of way condemnation, and the amounts allowed. These extend from the north line of the county to the north line of Walnut township, as far as the condemnation is finished.
                                                    Frank McMasters: $60.00.
Arthur H. McMasters???...
                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 12, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
Abraham D Hendricks et ux to Arthur H McMasters, lot 6 and w hf lot 5, blk 231, Fuller’s ad to Winfield: $500


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