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Mrs. L. H. Howard

Winfield 1873: W. W. Howard, 46; spouse, L. H., 36.
Kansas 1875 Census, Winfield Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name                     age sex color    Place/birth Where from
Mrs. L. Howard     38    f      w      Kentucky         Minnesota
W. W. Howard      50  m     w      Kentucky         Minnesota
Ida Howard            18    f      w      Minnesota        Minnesota
Frank Howard  16  m     w      Minnesota        Minnesota
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Winfield Courier, Saturday, January 18, 1873.
One door north of Log Store.
Winfield Courier, Saturday, February 1, 1873.
Teacher’s Report. To the Clerk of Public School Board of Winfield, Kansas, for the month ending Jan. 25th, 1873. Whole number enrolled, 104.
UPPER ROOM. Average daily attendance, 31.
Roll of Honor. Frank E. Howard.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 31, 1873.
Wanted. Boarders, at W. W. Howard’s. Two doors east of the Meat Market.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 4, 1873.
The directors of the Agricultural Society will meet at the Fair Grounds, Saturday, Sept. 6th, 1873, at 2 o’clock P. M. They earnestly desire that the Superintendents of all the departments meet with them to acquaint themselves with their duties. The following are the names of the various Superintendents.
Capt. E. Davis; A. Walton; J. H. Churchill; J. P. Short; John R. Smith; E. B. Johnson; W. K. Davis; A. S. Williams; Will S. Voris; S. H. Myton; Samuel Darrah; James Stewart; Jas. H. Land; T. B. Myers; Geo. W. Martin; W. M. Boyer; Max Shoeb; John Swain; S. C. Smith, Mrs. L. H. Howard; Mrs. J. D. Cochran; Mrs. E. Davis; Mrs. J. C. Fuller; Mrs. C. A. Bliss; Mrs. Fitch; Max Fawcett; J. O. Matthewson; H. B. Norton; D. A. Millington; E. B. Kager, C. M. Wood; T. A. Wilkinson.
The Superintendents are desired to study carefully the rules and regulations of the society so they may be able to render assistance to exhibitors.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 25, 1873.
In the department of fine arts were some splendid articles. The oil paintings of Miss Foos and Miss Stewart, the crayons of Mrs. Howard, and the collections of photographs of Mr. Bonsall were deserved of the premiums they received.
In the department of millinery, premiums were awarded to Mrs. Howard, for the finest collections.
Winfield Courier, May 15, 1874.
Mrs. Howard desires to call attention to her large and well selected stock of millinery.

AD: MRS. L. H. HOWARD HAS JUST RECEIVED A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF LADIES’ FURNISHING GOODS. The Finest and Best styles of Hats, Flowers, Ribbons, etc., ever brought to Southern Kansas. LACES, COLLARS, GLOVES, PARASOLS, HOSIERY. New Style Hair Goods. Notions, etc., all of which will be sold at the LOWEST CASH PRICES. No address was given.
Winfield Courier, June 12, 1874.
Dr. Austin of Oxford has been in town for several days tending to Mrs. L. H. Howard, who has been sick with a fever for some time. The Dr. is highly spoken of by those who know him best, as a successful physician.
Mrs. Howard has evidently taken in a partner: Mrs. Black...
Winfield Courier, November 5, 1874.
Mrs. Howard and Black, at the Ladies’ Furnishing Store, have just received a large and select stock of millinery goods, of all kinds, and they have advertised a grand opening on next Saturday. The ladies will all walk in and look at the finery of course.
AD: READ!! READ!! MRS. L. H. HOWARD, Has just received a large assortment of Ladies’ Furnishing Goods. The Finest and Best Styles of Hats, Flowers, and Ribbons, ever brought to Southern Kansas. Laces, Collars, Gloves, Parasols, Hosiery. New Style Hair Goods. Notions, etc., all of which will be sold at the LOWEST CASH PRICES.
Name change: “Mrs. L. H. Howard & Co.”...
Winfield Courier, December 17, 1874.
CHRISTMAS goods for old and young. Call and see them before purchasing elsewhere.
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.
Grammar Department: Frank Howard.
Winfield Courier, September 2, 1875.
Mrs. Black, of the firm of Howard & Black, is visiting friends in Dexter.
Winfield Courier, September 9, 1875.
Mrs. Howard is agent for the Needham Organ. It is a beauti­ful piece of furniture, and at least one should be in every high-toned house in this city.
Winfield Courier, September 9, 1875.
A real live musical Professor is to come to town at last. He is a “furrener,” a graduate of Kaiserslautern Musical College, Bavaria. We know he is a good performer because we heard him play on that new, fine toned organ of Mrs. Howard’s, and because businessmen, who haven’t got any more music in their souls than a tree toad, stopped their work and stood entranced at the sound of his Blue Danube Waltz. If Winfield don’t know more about piano and organ music when he leaves than she does now, it won’t be the Professor’s fault.
Mrs. Howard moves five doors north of her old stand on Main Street...
Winfield Courier, October 14, 1875.

MRS. L. H. HOWARD has removed her fashionable Millinery Store five doors north of her old stand, where she will be pleased to see her old customers and as many new ones as may be pleased to call and examine her new stock of fall goods.
Winfield Courier, October 21, 1875.
Mrs. Howard has removed five doors north.
Winfield Courier, November 18, 1875.
Just received, at Mrs. L. H. Howard’s, a nice assortment of Ready-made Cloaks.
Winfield Courier, January 6, 1876.
Just received, at Mrs. L. H. Howard’s, a nice assortment of Ready-made Cloaks.
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.
HOWARD, Mrs., milliner, has a suit of nice rooms on main street filled with goods pleasing to the ladies’ eyes; call and see them.
Winfield Courier, January 6, 1876.
MRS. L. H. HOWARD has removed her fashionable Millinery Store five doors north of her old stand, where she will be pleased to see her old customers and as many new ones as may be pleased to call and examine her new stock of fall goods.
Winfield Courier, March 9, 1876.
L. J. Webb has moved his law offices upstairs over Mrs. Howard’s millinery store.
Winfield Courier, April 27, 1876.
Mrs. Howard will open a large assortment of ladies’ goods and millinery at her store next Saturday. The finest display in that line ever seen in Winfield may be seen at that time.
Winfield Courier, June 1, 1876.
Attention is called to the card of the new law firm of Messrs. L. J. Webb and E. S. Torrance in this issue. These gentlemen are so well known in our county that it would be useless to say that they will command a good practice.
NOTICE SHOWED: Office upstairs, over Mrs. Howard’s Millinery Store, Winfield, Kansas.
DEXTER is situated in the valley of Grouse Creek 18 miles from Winfield and contains a population of 66. It contains one dress-making and millinery establishment, by Mrs. Black.
Winfield Courier, May 11, 1876.
Mrs. Bertha Black, of Dexter, is prepared with a full assortment of millinery and dress-making goods to supply that region of country.
Winfield Courier, June 22, 1876.
Mrs. Black still wears the laurels, “The Demoret of the Grouse.” No young lady, who has an eye to the future, ever goes elsewhere to get fashionable millinery goods.
Winfield Courier, November 30, 1876.

MISS LETTIE SMITH, accompanied by Mrs. Black, came over from Dexter last Saturday. They acted in the capacity of a subordi­nate government official, as they brought the mail with them. They are not angry at Jim King’s letter, and it would be diffi­cult to find a Dexter lady who will admit it, if she is.
The following item shows that Mrs. Howard took on another partner after Mrs. Black. There were no items in paper about “Mrs. M. F. Davis.” It now appears that this partnership is being dissolved also.
Winfield Courier, June 8, 1876.
DISSOLUTION NOTICE. Notice is hereby given that the co-partnership heretofore existing between Mrs. L. H. Howard and Mrs. M. F. Davis is this day dissolved by mutual consent. The business of the late firm will be carried on at the same store as heretofore by Mrs. L. H. Howard. Mrs. L. H. HOWARD, Mrs. M. F. DAVIS.
Winfield, Kan., June 6, 1876.
Winfield Courier, July 13, 1876.
MRS. L. H. HOWARD has gone with her invalid daughter, Ida, to Colorado Springs, in the hope that the climate and medical treatment to be obtained there may restore the girl to health.
Winfield Courier, July 27, 1876.
Dr. Davis has moved into the Menor’s addition to Winfield, having purchased and occupied the residence of Mrs. L. H. Howard.
It appears that the “Howard family” have moved to Colorado Springs...
Winfield Courier, September 7, 1876.
We learn from Mr. McMillen that Mr. Howard, formerly of this city, is running the Howard House, a large brick hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and is doing a very good business.
Winfield Courier, March 22, 1877.
We are happy to see Mr. Howard, who went to Colorado Springs several months ago, upon our streets again this week.
Winfield Courier, September 20, 1877.
Mr. John P. McMillen has returned to Colorado Springs, where he goes into the hotel business as proprietor of the Howard House of that place. His family started yesterday. They are forced to make this move on account of Mr. McMillen’s health. We heartily commend this excellent family to the good people of Colorado Springs. They will be a valuable acquisition to that place. They have a host of friends in Winfield who deeply regret their departure.


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