[From Winfield to Floral.]
Note: John W. Randall had relatives living in Winfield. Two sisters, Mary and Ella, were noted from time to time. One of them (Mary Randall), married Frank Berkey. Have set up a separate file for Mary L. Randall up to the time she marries Mr. Berkey.
Winfield Courier, July 12, 1877. Editorial Page.
The Bridge Question. We, the undersigned, agree to pay the amounts set opposite our names for the purpose of completing an iron bridge across the Walnut, Cowley County, Kansas, and votes aid therefor in the sum of three thousand dollars ($3,000) at an election to be held July 17th, 1877. Said sums of money to be due and payable in consideration of the erection of said bridge, to the order of the party to whom the officers of the said township let the contract for the erection of the said bridge. WINFIELD, KAN., June 25th, 1877.
L. D. Randall $25.00; Thos. Randall $35.00; J. W. Randall $20.00.
Winfield Courier, September 30, 1880.
Mr. John Randall has taken cases on the COURIER.
Winfield Courier, October 7, 1880.
Messrs. John Randall and Charley Hodges left Tuesday for Manhattan to attend the Agricultural College at that place.
Winfield Courier, December 23, 1880.
Messrs. Jack Randall and Charley Hodges returned Saturday evening from Manhattan, where they have been attending college. They were met at the depot by a delegation of friends who were glad to welcome them home once more.
Cowley County Courant, March 9, 1882.
A member of this office is under deep and lasting obligations to Mr. John Randall, outside clerk of the Hoosier Grocery, for a present of ten cigars. Whether John is going to get married or not, is something we cannot throw any light upon at present.
Winfield Courier, May 11, 1882.
Miss Etta Robinson received a number of her friends at her home on last Saturday evening. The guests were finely entertained with select readings, etc., and all took part in various amusements, while an elegant collation consisting of cakes and ice cream was served at eleven o’clock. We give below a list of those in attendance: Messrs. Jas. Cairns, Roy Stidger, Grant Stafford, John Randall, James Wayman, Frank Berkey, and Albert Woods of Wellington; Misses Lutie Newman, Clara Bowman, Jennie Lowry, Josie Bard, Ella Freeland, Anna Hunt, Mary Randall, and Etta Earlin, of Wellington.
Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.
John Randall and Charlie Doan have embarked in the mercantile business at Floral. They have selected a good little town to start in, for Floral is situated in the center of a very rich agricultural country, and some of Cowley’s best and most substantial farmers reside near it.
Winfield Courier, July 20, 1882.
MARRIED. Mr. John Randall and Miss Ella Freeland were married Sunday morning at the residence of the bride’s parents, in this city. The affair was a decided surprise to the many friends of the bride and groom. The bride is a very talented lady, possessing gifts of mind and heart that gathered about her a host of warm friends. Everyone knows John Randall, and a better, more generous, and whole-souled fellow never lived in any community. The happy couple left immediately for Floral, where Mr. Randall is engaged in the mercantile business.
Winfield Courier, August 17, 1882.
John Randall has been appointed postmaster at Floral.
[FLORAL CORRESPONDENT: D. O. GOOD.]
Winfield Courier, February 8, 1883.
J. W. Randall still has a lively trade. Farmers, you will do well to stick to John. You’ll find it’s less trouble to go to Floral when you want fifty cents worth of tobacco or twenty-five cents worth of coffee or sugar (isn’t that the way to put it?).
[FLORAL CORRESPONDENT: “D. O. GOOD.”]
Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.
J. W. Randall’s trade is improving. His customers flock in on him in such force, it makes a person think of old times when Read was boss.
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1884.
John Randall, postmaster and storekeeper of the prosperous little village of Floral, spent Sunday in Winfield with relatives.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 21, 1886.
John Randall and wife came down from Floral Monday evening to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Freeland.