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Notes by RKW...
There are no Randall’s listed in the Feb. 1870 census of Cowley County.
The Ninnescah township census of 1872 lists J.  H.  Randall, age 24, and unmarried.
The Vernon township census of 1873 lists Thos. Randall, age 66, and his wife, N.  Randall, age 61.
The Creswell township census of 1874 lists W. M. Randall, age 45, and his wife, age 41.
The Bolton township census of 1880 lists J. H. Randall, age 29, and unmarried.
The Windsor township census of 1880 lists F. Randall, age 49, and his wife, M.  Randall, age 44. Post office is at Cambridge.
Kansas 1875 Census Creswell Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name                           age sex color   Place/birth      Where from
W. M. Randall        46    m    w       New York              Minnesota
Mary Randall                45     f     w            New York              Minnesota
William Randall       17    m    w       Minnesota
A. J. Randall                 15    m    w       Minnesota
Frank Randall               13    m    w       Minnesota
Sarah Randall               11     f     w            Minnesota
C. F. Randall                  8    m    w       Minnesota
Kansas 1875 Census Creswell Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name                           age sex color   Place/birth      Where from
William A. Randall  48    m    w       Maine                     Illinois
A. K. Randall               47     f     w            Maine                     Illinois
F. S. Randall                14    m    w       Maine
Ida Randall             12     f     w            Maine
Kansas 1875 Census, Vernon Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name                           age sex color          Place/birth        Where from
Thos. Randall               69  m     w            Maine                           Ohio
Nancy Randall        63    f      w            Maine                           Ohio
Irvin W. Randall           20  m     w            Ohio                             Ohio
Eldera Randall        19    f      w            Ohio                             Ohio
Effie Randall                 17    f      w            Ohio                             Ohio
Ross? Randall           8  m     w            Ohio                             Ohio
Bella Randall                  7    f      w            Ohio                             Ohio
Martha Randall         5    f      w            Nebraska                     Ohio
Kansas 1875 Census, Winfield Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name                           age sex color          Place/birth        Where from
Erwin Randall         25    m    w       Ohio                             Ohio
Petulia Randall        20    f   w              Kentucky                     Kentucky
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Knott C. Randall, Arcola, Cowley County...
Emporia News, April 21, 1871.

Last week post offices were established at Arcola, Cowley County, and at Bill’s Creek, Chase County. Knott C. Randall is postmaster at the first named office, Imbia Young at Bill’s Creek. Benjamin F. Leveridge was appointed postmaster at Holden, Butler County, and Daniel W. Friend at Walnut, in the same county.
Thos. Randall, Vernon...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 9, 1873.
Petition of Thos. Randall for state line road was laid over under the rule, commencing at the S. W. corner of sec 30 tp. 32 r 3 and N W cor of sec 31 tp. 32 r 4 east.
George Randall, son of (?) Randall, Cowley County...
Winfield Courier, January 23, 1874.
T. B. Stevenson, Esq., of Nebraska City, Nebraska, is in the city taking depositions of witnesses before L. J. Webb in a case pending in the District Court of Pawnee County wherein the people of the State of Nebraska are plaintiffs; and Ortigal N. Palmer, George W. Waldo, and Celesta Randall are defendants. The defen­dants are charged with the murder of George Randall, the husband of Celesta Randall, one of the defendants. The deceased was the son of a citizen of this county, and the witnesses whose testimo­ny is being taken are children of the deceased. The deceased was found dead some months since near his home in Nebraska.
Emma Randall marries Charles Balcom: Both from Arkansas City...
Winfield Courier, March 27, 1874.
Charles Balcom, to Emma Randall.
Winfield Courier, March 27, 1874.
MARRIED. BALCOM - RANDALL. At the Lagonda house in this city, by Rev. N. L. Rigby, Mr. Charles Balcom to Miss Emma Randall, both of Arkansas City.
L. D. Randall (?)...
Winfield Courier, September 18, 1874.
                                                Commissioners’ Proceedings.
The following bills were presented and acted on as follows.
Road Chainmen: $1.50—F. J. Jones, L. D. Randall, J. M. Midkiff.
Effie Randall, Vernon township...
Arkansas City Traveler, April 12, 1876.
The examination of applicants for teachers took place at the schoolhouse at Winfield Friday and Saturday, April 7th and 8th. Professors T. A. Wilkinson, A. B. Lemmon and E. W. Hulse consti­tuted the Board of Examiners. There were twenty-nine applicants, named as follows: Jennie Lawson, Maggie Strasburg, Mary Strasburg, Effie Randall, Sarah E. Davis, Ida Roberts, Alice Pyburn, Emily Rob­erts, S. E. Moore, M. J. Huff, Ollie Huff, Winfield Township.
Lucy A. Randall, Lazette...
Arkansas City Traveler, September 27, 1876.
The following teachers were in attendance at the examination held at Winfield, Friday and Saturday, September 15 and 16, 1876.

LAZETTE. K. L. Ward, Kate Fitzgerald, M. S. Smith, George Lee, Lucy A. Randall.
Effie Randall, Vernon township...
Arkansas City Traveler, April 3, 1877.
The following teachers received certificates at the examina­tion at Winfield, Friday and Saturday, March 23rd and 24th. Misses Emma Burden, Sallie Levering, Sarah E. Davis, Jennie Hanse, Ida Roberts, Arvilla Elliott, Mary Tucker, Effie Randall, Mary Lynn Emma Saint, Dora Winslow.
Winfield Courier, April 5, 1877.
The following persons were made legal teachers by the Board of Examiners for Cowley County, on Monday, March 26th, 1877. Those receiving first grade certificates had an average of at least 85 percent, and those receiving second grade certificates, an average standing of at least 70 percent, as shown by their papers upon the questions for examination, submitted the 23rd and 24th of March.
Second Grade: Misses Jennie Hane, Arbilla Elliott, Mary Lynn, Alice Pyburn, Effie Randall, Ioa Roberts, Mattie Minnihan, Mary Tucker, Dora Winslow, Kate Fitzgerald, M. E. Saint, Mrs. M. L. Tucker, Adelia Baird, A. R. Houser, and Mr. S. J. Hockett. Thirty-six applications were made for certificates with the result as indicated above.
L. D. Randall, Vernon...
Winfield Courier, June 14, 1877.
On last Tuesday a cluster of wheat heads were handed us, which were grown upon sod on the upland farm of Mr. L. D. Randall, of Vernon Township. The heads average 7½ inches in length and were filled with fine plump grains.
Effie Randall, Winfield...
Arkansas City Traveler, August 15, 1877.
The following are the teachers attending the Cowley County Normal.
Winfield. Effie Randall.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 12, 1877.
Teacher’s Certificate. Winfield. GRADE II: Effie Randall.
Mr. (?) Randall...
Winfield Courier, December 20, 1877.
A Mr. Randall, living near Leon, in digging a well, struck a stream of water at a depth of twenty feet, in which fish were found from four to eight inches long.
Randall schoolhouse, Mrs. (?) Randall, Vernon...
Winfield Courier, March 14, 1878.

EDITOR COURIER: Last Tuesday and evening will long be remembered by the youths and adults in the vicinity of the Randall schoolhouse, and the people of the surrounding country, as a day of hilarity. The forenoon witnessed the closing exercises of Miss Allie Klingman’s winter term of school at the above place. As your reporter was a little late in arriving, therefore cannot give a detailed account of this part of the programme, but suffice it to say, that the exercises were of a pleasing and entertaining character. Miss Allie taught an interesting school and gained the confidence of the people of the community by her labors the past winter. After partaking of some refreshments, the afternoon was devoted exclusively to the playing of a match game of base ball by the champions of Beaver and Vernon. For four hours the sport was exceedingly interesting and exhilarating to both players and spectators. Time being called at five o’clock, the Beavers were acknowledged the victors of the day, the game standing thirty-six to nineteen. Each and all then repaired to their respective homes to make preparation for the neck-tie sociable, to be held at the schoolhouse, commencing at seven p.m. Early in the evening could have been seen teams loaded with precious burdens, horseback and pedestrians, wending their way from all points of the compass toward the schoolhouse. Promptly at seven the committee comprised of seven ladies, viz: Mesdames Randall, Smith, Foster, Clark, Page, and Walrath, proceeded at once to the culinary department, which was a canvass addition attached to the north side of the house, to prepare the supper. In the meantime, the neckties were disposed of and the possessors having secured the proprietors of the ties—many oddly mated couples were the result of the promiscuous drawing—repaired to the dining apartment to partake of the sumptuous feast which awaited them, and which only rural patrons like the genial, whole-souled committee that supervised the affairs are capable of getting up. From the dexterity with which the knives and forks were handled, it was evident that everyone made all possible exertion to do ample justice to the delicious viands, beneath which the table swayed; it is needless to say, that after an incessant warfare of more than an hour, the inevitable Turkey surrendered. Though the table had a seating capacity of more than thirty, yet it was found necessary to set three tables in order to accommodate the hungry multitude. After supper the large concourse of people were pleasantly entertained by excellent vocal and instrumental music. Mr. Wilson Foster’s choir furnished the vocal part by singing a number of solos, duets, triplets, quartette, and chorus songs. Miss Orie Kellogg, an accomplished musician, manipulated the organ keys. After the playing of a variety of games by the young folks and the selling of several cakes and pictures to the highest bidder, by Mr. Clark—who filled the vacuum behind the peanut stand—the crowd dispersed—just as chanticleer commenced sounding his warning notes of the approach of dawn—feeling that it was good to be there. The proceeds of the evening, amounting to forty-one dollars and sixty cents, goes to the benefit of the presiding pastor, Rev. Hopkins. HORATIUS.
John Randall, Sumner County...
Arkansas City Traveler, April 3, 1878.

“There is luck in leisure.” Never despair or lose heart by length of time. John R. Owings, who resides at Coffeyville in this State, lost a fine span of mules while on a hunt on the buffalo range in 1872, six years ago. In passing through Sumner County last week, about eighteen miles west of this place, not dreaming about mules, his eyes caught sight of a pair of ears that looked familiar, and on a nearer approach, he discovered one of his long-lost mules. Upon further investigation and inquiries of a Mr. Straight, who had the mule in his possession, he learned that one of his neigh­bors, a Mr. John Randall, had the other one. Mr. Straight had taken the mules up, having found them out on the buffalo range in the western part of the State, and had them in his possession about six years. Owings then returned home for the purpose of getting wit­nesses to prove his property, and his proof being deemed satisfactory, he on last Saturday was on his way home to Coffeyville with his long-lost mules—a fine span, worth $250. Mr. Owings was so well pleased that he called and subscribed for the TRAVELER to complete his happiness. Reader, if you want to be happy, come and do likewise. Deposit two dollars and secure the best paper in the Southwest.
Effie Randall...
Winfield Courier, April 18, 1878.
We learn that Mrs. Effie Randall is quite ill.
Mr. (?) Randall, of Vernon township...
Winfield Courier, May 23, 1878.
Mr. Randall, of Vernon, has recently finished a well 45 feet deep.
Randall district, Vernon township...
Winfield Courier, February 9, 1882.
VERNON JOTTINGS. Last Sunday, January 29th, witnessed the dedication of the United Brethren’s new church, in the Randall district. Bishop Kelphart, of Des Moines, Iowa, conducted the services. In the forenoon, the Bishop preached an interesting discourse from the text: “On this rock shall I build my church, etc.” In the evening the attention of the vast audience was held for more than an hour by an eloquent sermon from the text: “The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and yet we are not saved.” The Bishop is a very able and learned man and entertains practical, common sense ideas in regard to the subjects of religion and church denominations, and has a very impressive and logical way of elucidating and giving expression to them. The church, which, by the way, is quite an elegant and commodious structure for the country and a credit to the energy and enterprise of the United Brethren denomination, cost about twelve hundred dollars. It has a seating capacity of about four hundred, and at night is illuminated by four chandeliers, two of which have four lights each. At the close of the forenoon services, nine hundred and two dollars was raised by subscription for defraying the cost of the building, which speaks very highly of the liberality of the citizens of this vicinity and the interest maintained in all enterprises that have a tendency to elevate the masses of humanity to a higher plane of intelligence and civilization.
Effie Randall, Vernon township, and Clarence E. Thornburg get license...
Winfield Courier, February 23, 1882.
The Probate Judge has issued his leave to the following persons to commit matrimony within the borders of Cowley County. MARRIAGE LICENSES: Clarence E. Thornburg and Effie Randall, of Vernon.
D. D. Randall and Ora E. Wilson get wedding license...
Winfield Courier, June 15, 1882.
During the past two weeks the matrimonial market has been quite active. There have been fourteen licenses issued as follows. Marriage Licenses: D. D. Randall and Ora E. Wilson.
Ella Randall...
Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.
The Misses May Hodges and Ella Randall are rusticating in Salem at present, visiting the Hoylands, Vances, and Pixleys.
Ella Randall...
Winfield Courier, March 1, 1883.

“Olivia,” our bright New Salem correspondent, with Miss Ella Randall, made the COURIER a pleasant call last week. They took a look into the mechanical department and were shown a few of the mysteries of the art preservative.
Mrs. (?) Randall, Winfield...
Winfield Courier, March 8, 1883.
Thieving. A lot of sneak thieves were abroad in the community Sunday night. They went into J. C. Fuller’s barn and took his harness, lap robe, whip, and two saddles. They then visited Mrs. Randall’s barn and took a new set of harness worth forty dollars. This is the first case of thieving that has occurred here for a long time. The season in which horse thieving is most active is almost here. It behooves our officers to be vigilant or there will be an avalanche of black-legs and sneak thieves swoop down upon us. Every border county has most active and fearless sheriffs. It will not be safe nor profitable for Cowley to prove the only weak place in the line.
Randall schoolhouse...
Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.
TANNEHILL ITEMS. A load of young folks went from here to the Victor schoolhouse last Sunday evening. Another load went to town, and another to the Randall schoolhouse.
S. D. Randall, Udall...
Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.
Udall is still booming. The bonds for a new schoolhouse were voted almost unanimously. Four new residences are now tending toward completion, viz.: A. J. Werden’s, James T. Dale’s, James Napier’s, and S. D. Randall’s. I GUESS.
Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Randall, Udall...
Winfield Courier, July 26, 1883.
The Crystal wedding of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Fletcher took place at their residence 3½ miles southeast of Udall, on the 23rd day of July, 1883. Notwithstanding the busy times, many of the neighbors and friends gathered to partake in the celebration. In the heat of the day the generosity of the bride and groom took a Scriptural turn, and those from the high-ways and hedges were gathered in. One poor traveler, at least, will remember their kindness with thanks, desiring Heaven’s richest blessings to rest upon them. After enjoying the sociability of the company, interspersed with music, for some time, we were favored with one of those soul cheering, body invigorating dinners, such as none but Cowley County women can prepare. All drank to the health of the “bride and groom,” after which the company was supplied with choice music by Mrs. Randall, of Udall, after which was a presentation of the following presents by the “Highwayman”: Mary Tailor, a beautiful lamp; Porter Wilson’s family, set of goblets; Mr. and Mrs. Randall, set of glass goblets; H. H. Martin, nice lamp; Mrs. Lidie Boyles, an elegant pickle dish; Miss Ida Schlock, pretty jelly dish; Mrs. Miles, a nice cake stand; Mrs. Tribby, set of napkins; Miss Glendora McCollim, set of sauce dishes; Mrs. Capper, jelly stand; Mrs. Hill, butter dish; Mr. and Mrs. Nixon, fruit stand; Mr. and Mrs. Lightwalter, cream stand; Mrs. Wilt, beautiful bouquet.

This was followed by a soul-stirring reply from Mrs. Fletcher, which made the party all feel that it was good to be there. Mrs. Randall then favored us with a solo, “Silver Threads Among the Gold,” while Mrs. Fletcher carried the alto through the chorus. Thanks were tendered to the guests by the “bride and groom” and a vote of thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Randall for their special favors of music was unanimously carried by the company. The company separated feeling that they had enjoyed a happy day with a happy couple. We wish that heaven may smile upon them and grant them many happy useful years in the future, and if we be not permitted to celebrate their “golden wedding,” may we meet them in the “golden city.” HIGHWAYMAN.
Nancy A. Randall, widow of the late Thomas Randall, dies: Vernon township...
Winfield Courier, February 28, 1884.
Another Pioneer Gone. Died in Vernon Township, Feb. 20th, 1884, Mrs. Nancy A., widow of the late Thomas Randall, aged 72 years, 5 months, and 26 days. She was born in Rockland, Maine. At the age of 22 she became the subject of saving grace and united with the Baptist Church, in which communion she lived and walked with Christ for fifty years. In 1879 they celebrated their golden wedding. One year afterward Mr. Randall was called home, leaving her with six of the ten children she had born to him to mourn his loss, one of them well known here, I. W. Randall, who superintended the construction of the Baptist Church edifice in this city. Mrs. Randall was endowed by nature with an amiable disposition and gentle spirit. The strongest element in her nature was love. In her departure from earth, she was calm and triumphant, longing to be with Jesus and him with whom she had traveled earth’s mazes so long, strong as were the ties that bound her to her children and the many kind neighbors among whom she had lived so long and was so dearly beloved, yet the great object of her life had been to prepare for the “house not made with hands, eternal in the Heavens.” She welcomed the summons and entered the upper sanctuary sustained by that faith in which she had lived so long. It is such characters as these that have given Cowley County its moral standing, unsurpassed east or west, and makes it the most desirable home of the good and true citizen. FRATER.
L. D. Randall, Roy Randall...
Winfield Courier, June 12, 1884.
RECAP. S. D. Pryor, Plaintiffs, attorney, case of L. D. Randall, Plaintiff, vs. Roy Randall, Defendant, on or before July 26, 1884, petition to partition real property: north 2/3 of w h of the west half of the northeast quarter of section 29, township 32, south of Range number three east.
Ella Randall, Winfield...
Winfield Courier, June 26, 1884.
                                      NEW SALEM PENCILINGS - “OLIVIA.”
Miss Ella Randall of Winfield was the guest of her sister in the home of J. W. Hoyland last week.
Mrs. W. H. Randall, Arkansas City...
Arkansas City Traveler, July 23, 1884.
Mrs. W. H. Randall has gone to Maine for several weeks’ visit.
L. D. Randall, Roy Randall...

Winfield Courier, September 25, 1884.
CIVIL DOCKET. FOURTH DAY. 48. L. D. Randall vs. Roy Randall.
L. D. Randall, Roy Randall...
Winfield Courier, October 30, 1884.
L. D. Randall vs. Roy Randall. Trial by court and finding that each party had an undivided half interest in said land and the plaintiff is owner of the improvements.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, November 5, 1884.
L. D. Randall vs. Roy Randall. Trial by court and finding that each party had an undivided half interest in said land, and the plaintiff is owner of the improvements. S. C. Smith, J. B. Evans, and H. H. Martin were appointed commissioners.
Miss Ida Randall...
Arkansas City Republican, January 3, 1885.
The following officers were elected for the ensuing year at the M. E. Sunday School.
Supt.: L. H. Northey; Asst.: E. L. McDowell; Sec.: A. D. Hawk; Treas.: Miss Ida Randall; Librarian: Miss Jennie Upton; Asst. Librarian: Miss Calhoun.
Mrs. Abbie R. Randall, Arkansas City...
Arkansas City Traveler, February 11, 1885.
                                                      Women’s Relief Corps.
Mrs. L. H. Brown, of Olathe, president of the Kansas Department, instituted a post of the Women’s Relief Corps of the G. A. R. in this city Monday afternoon last. The names of the officers and members are as follows.
Mrs. Abbie R. Randall. Member.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 14, 1885.
                                                        Woman Relief Corps.
Mrs. L. H. Brown of Olathe, president of this Dept., Woman’s Relief Corps, G. A. R., instituted a corps at this place last Monday afternoon with 16 charter members as follows.
Abbie R. Randall was a member.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 15, 1885.
The following are the names of the ladies composing the W. R. C., who visited Winfield Wednesday: Mrs. J. Q. Ashton, president; Mrs. S. Mansfield, senior vice president; Mrs. E. Taylor, junior vice president; Mrs. J. Cooper, secretary; Mrs. R. J. Hubbard, treasurer; Mrs. May Daniels, conductor; Mesdames S. A. Smith, H. Bluebaugh, S. H. Davis, H. M. Guthrie, A. R. Randall, E. H. Bishop, L. H. Rarick, M. S. Jones, H. R. Hopps, A. E. Maidt, and Miss Sadie Pickering. The Courier says of them: “They are all ladies of good appearance, intelligence, and zeal—just such as enter into every good cause.”
Arkansas City Traveler, August 19, 1885.
Visit to Winfield. ED. TRAVELER: The ladies of the Women’s Relief Corps, a short time ago, received an invitation to visit the Relief Corps of Winfield, which they accepted and accordingly they made a raid on that city last Wednesday.
Mrs. A. R. Randall was one of the ladies with group.
Miss Minnie Randall...

Arkansas City Republican, October 31, 1885.
Miss Minnie Randall, of Peoria, Illinois, is stopping in the city. Miss Randall is a teacher of piano and organ music and has recommendations from some of the leading professors of music in the city of Peoria. She is a sister of Mrs. U. S. Upp.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 4, 1885.
Music Class. We take pleasure in announcing to the public that we have secured an able and efficient teacher of instrumental music, Miss Minnie Randall, who will give lessons to our students at greatly reduced rates. L. F. ABERNETHY, Principal, Arkansas City Select School.
Arkansas City Republican, November 7, 1885.
We take pleasure in announcing to the public that we have secured an able and efficient teacher of vocal and instrumental music. Miss Minnie Randall will give lessons to our pupils at greatly reduced rates.
Arkansas City Republican, November 14, 1885.
We take pleasure in announcing to the public that we have secured an able and efficient teacher of vocal and instrumental music, Miss Minnie Randall, who will give lessons to our pupils at greatly reduced rates. L. F. ABERNETHY.
Mrs. Abbie R. Randall, Arkansas City...   
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 2, 1886.
The Woman’s Relief Corps of this city held their annual election of officers on Saturday, Dec. 29th. The following were elected.
President, Mrs. Ashton.
Senior vice-president, Mrs. Guthrie.
Junior vice-president, Mrs. Randall.
Ella Randall, Winfield...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 25, 1886.
Monday Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Miller entertained, in honor of Mr. Miller’s forty-fourth birthday, a large number of old folks. Last evening their pleasant home was again open, on behalf of Joe C. Miller and Jno. R. Brooks, and was the occasion of a very happy gathering of young folks. Those whose presence contributed to the gaiety of the evening were: Misses Anna McCoy, Minnie Taylor, Leota Gary, Anna Hunt, Josie and Lulu Pixley, Mary and Eva Berkey, Ella Randall, Nellie McMullen, Mattie Reider, Ida Ritchie, Mattie Harrison, Margie and Lizzie Wallis, Jennie Hane, Maggie Harper, Hattie Stolp, Bessie Handy, Bert Morford, Nona Calhoun, Ella Wilson, Sallie Bass, Alma Smock, Carrie Christie; Messrs. Elder Vawter, W. E. Hodges, Ed J. McMullen, Lacey T. Tomlin, Thos. J. Johnston, Willis A. Ritchie, Addison Brown, Everett T. and Geo. H. Schuler, Jas. Lorton, Frank H. Greer, Chas. Slack, Eugene Wallis, J. W. Spindler, Geo. Lindsley, Phil. Kleeman, F. F. Leland, C. F. Bahntge, Harry Bahntge, Dr. Stine, and A. L. Schultz.
Minnie and Rena Randall, Arkansas City...
Arkansas City Republican, April 3, 1886.
The Schubert Quartette, composed of Mrs. and Miss Hendricks, Misses Minnie and Rena Randall, will give a concert the 23rd of April, assisted by Miss Lillie Georgia Kandall in her character songs and ballads.

Georgia Randall, Arkansas City...
Arkansas City Republican, April 10, 1886.
The Schubert Quartette will be assisted by little Georgia Randall in her character songs and ballads.
(?) Randall, Arkansas City...
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, April 28, 1886.
Prime Corned Beef, Bologna Sausage, and Sausage Meat.
The Attention of Farmers and Families is invited.
Ida Randall, Arkansas City...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 17, 1886. From Wednesday’s Daily.
Miss Ida Randall is convalescing from her recent attack of sickness.
Misses Randall, Arkansas City...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 31, 1886. From Thursday’s Daily.
Do not forget the lecture by Miss Pharabe White, tomorrow night. It promises to be very interesting. The Misses Randall will favor the audience with some fine instrumental music. Admission free.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 14, 1886. From Wednesday’s Daily.
Don’t fail to procure a chance on the doll at the Band of Hope Fair and Social Saturday afternoon and evening, the 14th, at the Grady block. Music by the Misses Randall.
Georgia Randall, Arkansas City...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 21, 1886. From Saturday’s Daily.
The Band of Hope earnestly desire to thank the grocers of Arkansas City for donating so liberally to their social.
                Luna Ware, President; Ruthie Gant, Secretary; Georgia Randall, Treasurer.
Misses Randall, Rena Randall, Arkansas City...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, August 21, 1886. From Monday’s Daily.
The social given by the Band of Hope Saturday evening was a success socially and financially. Those in attendance were well entertained by the Misses Randall, who furnished some excellent music. Miss Rena Randall is fast becoming popular as an expert violinist.
Lorena Randall, Arkansas City...
Arkansas City Traveler, September 8, 1886.
M. E. Church Festival. Participants in the program of the literary and musical exercises in the Methodist Church this evening: Bessie Grady, Nellie Gibbey, R. W. Campbell, Miss E. Hendricks, Joe Kreamer, Kittie Baugh, G. W. Ginder, Lorena Randall, Mary Kreamer, Estella Hendricks, Mrs. Barron, L. F. Abernethy, Mrs. Hendricks, Flora Kreamer, Vina Pickering, Prof. Morse.
J. P. Randall, Arkansas City...

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, December 11, 1886. From Monday’s Daily.
This morning at about 10 o’clock, the city was thrown into great excitement by the report brought uptown by W. M. Tuders that W. M. Mason had shot Maggie James. The news spread quickly, and soon a large crowd of citizens, among them Marshal Gray and Policeman Thompson, and a REPUBLICAN representative, started for the house where the crime was committed. It is a small cottage on 4th street near the Santa Fe road. Arriving there, Mason was placed under arrest. He was endeavoring to build a fire when the police went in. He made no resistance, but submitted to being searched without a murmur. The revolver with which the shooting was done had been taken by neighbors living next door immediately after the deed was committed. The victim lay on the bed in great agony. Physicians had been summoned, and they began to administer medicine to relieve the pain. The ball took effect in the left breast, struck a rib, turned slightly upward, and passed out beneath the shoulder. It went entirely through the body. It was found afterward with a small piece of the rib attached to it. Had it not been for the rib the ball would have pierced the heart, as it was aimed in that direction. The revolver was a 45 calibre.
J. P. Randall, delivery man at Houghton, Upp & Co.’s store, was there immediately after the shooting; says Mason confessed to him that he intended to murder Maggie James. Other parties have heard him make threats to the effect that he intended to take her life.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, December 11, 1886. From Wednesday’s Daily.
J. P. Randall says we were mistaken when we stated that he said Mason confessed the crime to him. Mason simply said he had shot the woman.
S. L. Randall or L. F. Randall???...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, December 25, 1886. From Saturday’s Daily.
Thos. Place was arrested this afternoon by Sheriff McIntire down by Harmon’s bridge for assaulting S. L. Randall with a revolver. Place and Randall were campers down by the bridge and got into a dispute. Place pulled a revolver on his opponent and the latter came uptown and had him arrested. He was taken before Judge Kreamer for trial.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, December 25, 1886. From Tuesday’s Daily.
Judge Kreamer issued a warrant last evening for the re-arrest of Thos. Place, who was up before him Saturday for assaulting L. F. Randall with intent to kill. The Judge fined Place $20 and costs and told him to leave Randall alone. He promised to do so and secured Wm. McCoy to stand good for the judgment until he could visit his brother-in-law over in Silverdale Township and procure money to pay his fine. Instead of doing what he agreed to, Place sought Randall out and gave him a terrible pommeling and then skipped out, leaving McCoy to pay his fine. He has not been heard of since but officer John Lewis and McCoy are looking after him. Should he be captured, he will most likely enjoy a term in jail.
J. P. Randall, Arkansas City...
Arkansas City Traveler, December 8, 1886.

DIED. One of those painful accidents happened in this city last week which the charitable care of the community fails at all times to avert. A Mrs. Parker, whose husband seems to render her no support, having two young children, a boy 2½ years old and a girl babe of 13 months, and who was again about to become a mother, rented an underground apartment in the first ward—a miserable cellar 8 by 10 ft., and exposed to the icy north wind, wherein she and her children made their abode. How long this poor neglected creature had inhabited this noisome den we are not informed, but on Friday night last (the coldest we have experienced this winter), she gave birth to a child, and the next morning was found dead from exhaustion and exposure. Strange to say the babe survived, and is now being cared for by some good Samaritan, whose name we have not learned. The deceased woman was respectably connected, and on her miserable death becoming known, a sister put in her appearance from Butler County, who carried the corpse away to bury it, and put the new born babe out to nurse. The children were temporarily disposed of by G. F. Gray, the owner of the tenement where the woman died, taking charge of the boy, and Mrs. Salmon assuming care of the little girl. The above facts we gather from Mr. Randall, deliverer for Houghton & Upp, who visited the place while the corpse lay unattended, and who describes the sight as one fit to sicken humanity.
Miss Randall, Arkansas City...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 1, 1887. From Tuesday’s Daily.
At the Masonic Banquet at the Highland Hall last night about two hundred and fifty people were present. The program was short and interesting. Prayer by Rev. Cline, followed by a violin solo by Max Strauss with piano accompaniment by Miss Randall. The orator of the evening, Col. Fink, having missed the train, the audience was entertained by short but interesting speeches from A. D. Prescott and D. L. Weir. The supper was elegantly served in the hall by Rothenhoefer & Co. All in all, it was a very enjoyable affair.
Mrs. (?) Randall, Miss Randall, Arkansas City...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 1, 1887. From Wednesday’s Daily.
The residence of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Guthrie, two miles west of the city, was raided last evening by a surprise party, consisting of members of the W. R. C. and G. A. R., and friends.
P. A. Lorry, in behalf of the W. R. C., presented the hostess a beautiful set of table linen. Those present on this happy occasion were Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Hubbard, Mr. and Mrs. Derr, Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. Randall, Mrs. Reed, Mrs. Rarick, Mrs. Lorry, Misses Saida and Nina Pickering, Miss Randall, Miss Maria Marshall, Mr. P. A. Lorry, Mr. Duncan, Mr. F. B. Marshall, Mr. Walter Pickering, and Willie Schnee.
J. P. Randall, Arkansas City, dies...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 26, 1887. From Friday’s Daily.
DIED. This morning, at 8 o’clock, at his home in this city, J. P. Randall, aged 46 years. The deceased was an upright citizen and kind husband and good father. He leaves a wife and three children bereft. The remains will be interred tomorrow afternoon at 1 o’clock from the Christian Church, the G. A. R. having charge of the ceremony and Rev. Witt preaching the funeral sermon. His death was caused from quick consumption. The sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved family.


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