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Mrs. Ellen F. Kennedy

Winfield 1874: [Female]: Kennedy, E. F., 31.
Kansas 1875 Census, Winfield Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name                                 age sex color    Place/birth   Where from
Ellen F. Kennedy                31    f      w      Illinois         Illinois
Delmont M. Kennedy         13  m     w      Illinois         Illinois
Edith E. Kennedy               10    f      w      Illinois         Illinois
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1874.
Mrs. E. F. Kennedy has purchased an interest in the milli­nery and dress-making establishment of Mrs. A. H. Gibson. They have had their room refitted and repainted and now have as fine a store as can be found anywhere. They already have a fine stock of goods to which they are making additions daily.
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. Edith Kennedy was one of those listed.
Winfield Courier, May 27, 1875.
Mrs. Gibson and Kennedy, of the Ladies Bazar, would desire to call the attention of the Ladies to their large and well selected stock of New Goods just received, including hats of all kinds, flowers, ribbons, ties, gloves, hosiery, corsets, fans, parasols, shoulder and hat scarfs, twills, and Hamburg Edges. Laces of all varieties sold at lowest possible prices. Dress making a specialty, also bridal outfits. Please call and examine.
Mrs. E. F. Kennedy: Opened store three doors south of Read’s bank...
Winfield Courier, August 12, 1875.
The copartnership heretofore existing, under the firm name of A. H. Gibson & Co., has been dissolved. I have opened a lady’s furnishing store three doors south of Read’s Bank, where I will keep constantly on hand a full supply of lady’s wear of every description. Thankful to my many friends for their past favor, I hope to continue their patronage.
Mrs. E. F. Kennedy: Moved to Mrs. Bullene’s old stand, four doors north of C. A. Bliss & Co....
Winfield Courier, September 9, 1875.
Please remember that Mrs. E. F. Kennedy, formerly the “Co.” of the Ladies’ Bazar, has opened out a handsome Parlor Millinery Store, four doors North of C. A. Bliss & Co.’s, where she is constantly receiving new varieties of ladies’ fashionable goods, etc. Don’t forget the place—Mrs. Bullene’s old stand, four doors north of C. A. Bliss & Co.’s.
Winfield Courier, January 6, 1876.

OH SAY! Now that the Holidays are coming, hadn’t you better call on Mrs. Kennedy’s fashionable Millinery Emporium, and purchase one of those beautiful hats? Or perhaps a plume, a sash, a bolt of ribbon, or something else that’s nice? Remember the place. Four doors north of C. A. Bliss & Co.’s.
Winfield Courier, January 6, 1876.
HURRY UP and get some of those nice stylish ribbons of Mrs. Kennedy before they are all gone.
Winfield Courier, January 6, 1876.
Our “Courier” Patrons.
KENNEDY, Mrs., has a lady’s furnishing store and millinery rooms; keeps up with the styles, buys the best and sells the best. Is the widow of the late L. M. Kennedy, who was one of the pioneers of Cowley and the first settler in Beaver Township.
Winfield Courier, April 6, 1876.
Mrs. Kennedy has received a new supply of spring millinery goods.
According to next item, Mrs. Kennedy located four doors south of Read’s Bank...
Cowley County Democrat, Thursday, April 6, 1876.
MRS. KENNEDY is constantly receiving NEW MILLINERY GOODS, TIES, RIBBONS, etc. Call and see them. Four doors south of Read’s Bank, Winfield, Ks.
Winfield Courier, May 4, 1876.
MRS. KENNEDY has moved to the old stand south of Mullen’s store. She says that she will open the biggest stock of milli­nery in a few days that ever appeared in Winfield.
[Only address for Mullen in 1876: East side, Main Street.]
Winfield Courier, May 4, 1876.
The Ladies’ Furnishing Store has been reestablished by Mrs. Kennedy and will be maintained in a style worthy of Winfield. Everything to be found in such a store west of the Missouri line can be obtained there. An experienced dress maker is constantly employed and satisfaction guaranteed. Mrs. Kennedy is thankful for the patronage she has received in the past and hopes to merit it in the future.
Winfield Courier, September 14, 1876.
WILL HUDSON has moved the City Jewelry Store to the rooms formerly occupied by Mrs. Kennedy.
Winfield Courier, September 21, 1876.
MRS. KENNEDY has just received and opened out a large stock of fashionable fall millinery goods, which she is offering as cheap as the cheapest. This is the first fall stock brought in the market. Go and see them at her old stand, east side of Main street.
Winfield Courier, October 5, 1876.
Felt skirts at Mrs. Kennedy’s.
Winfield Courier, October 26, 1876.
Our foreman says he is under obligation to Mrs. E. F. Kennedy for a handsome necktie.
Mrs. Kennedy has moved to one door north of the Post Office. [Post Office at that time was in the “Old Log Store.”]...
Winfield Courier, December 7, 1876.

Mrs. Kennedy has moved her Millinery store into the room one door north of the Post office, where she will be glad to see her old customers and make the acquaintance of new ones. Mrs. Kennedy has some handsome new goods especially for the ladies.
Winfield Courier, March 8, 1877.
Mrs. Kennedy desires to say to the ladies that she is in receipt of a well selected stock of Millinery, Notions, and Ladies Furnishing Goods of latest styles sold at prices within reach of all. A first-class dressmaker employed. Patterns always on hand and all kinds of sewing warranted to give satis­faction. Please call and examine. One door south of the Post Office.
[Note: Earlier article placed her shop one door “north” of the Post Office.]
Winfield Courier, March 22, 1877.
One hundred bolts of rubber at Mrs. Kennedy’s for sale cheap for cash.
Winfield Courier, March 29, 1877.
Mrs. Kennedy has one hundred bolts of ribbon for sale cheap.
Mrs. Kennedy gets married to Philip Stump...
Winfield Courier, May 31, 1877.
MARRIED. On Saturday evening, May 19th, at the residence of the bride, by Rev. J. L. Rushbridge, Mr. Philip Stump and Mrs. E. F. Kennedy.
The above was a surprise to many of their friends, all of whom wish the happy pair a long life of happiness, and hope that many chips off the old Stump may brighten their future hearthstone. The printers were not forgotten.
Mr. Stump was a miller for Bliss and later Tunnel Mills.


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