Note: For some reason or another, Silas A. Moore was overlooked as one of the members of the town company on site who took out a claim. There were five, not four, claims taken by town company: Captain Gould Hyde Norton, John Strain, John Brown, Silas A. Moore, and T. A. Wilkinson.
Emporia News, February 25, 1870.
This new town (formerly called Delphi) at the mouth of the Walnut seems to promise good things. The town company consists of Messrs. Plumb, Stotler, Norton, Eskridge, and Kellogg, of Emporia; Judge Brown and H. L. Hunt, of Cottonwood Falls; Kellogg & Bronson, of El Dorado; Baker & Manning, of Augusta; and Messrs. G. H. Norton, Strain, Brown, Moore, and Wilkinson on the site.
Silas A. Moore: Excerpt...
[LETTER FROM MAX FAWCETT.]
Emporia News, July 15, 1870.
ARKANSAS CITY ITEMS.
ARKANSAS CITY, COWLEY CO., KANSAS, July 6th, 1870.
The following are among the more than fifty houses now being built, or under contract to be built in Arkansas City.
S. A. Moore, paint shop.
[LETTER FROM NORTON.]
Emporia News, August 19, 1870.
FROM ARKANSAS CITY.
ARKANSAS CITY, August 2, 1870.
I forgot to mention that Mr. Silas Moore, of Emporia, has just erected a paint shop, and has already commenced work upon the store-fronts, and that Mr. Grote, also of Emporia, has just enclosed a two-story building for a bakery and restaurant.
THE WINFIELD COURIER.
WINFIELD COURIER, THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 1876.
About the last day of December, 1869, Judge W. R. Brown, H. B. Norton, T. A. Wilkinson, H. D. Kellogg, John Brown, [Silas] Moore, and G. H. Norton drove into camp near Wood’s residence as members and representatives of the Walnut City town company.