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Mary L. Randall

                                     [Mary L. Randall married Frank Berkey.]
Cowley County Courant, May 11, 1882.
The third annual commencement of the Winfield High School was well attended last evening, the opera house being crowded to its utmost capacity, and a goodly number had to go home, not being able to get inside of the building. The exercises opened with music, and a prayer by Rev. J. E. Platter, followed by the greeting song by the whole class. The salutatory, “Is our destiny in our own hands?” by Miss Rosina Frederick, was splen­did. “Nobility of Industry,” by W. E. Hodges, was good and was followed with “Tablets of Memory,” by Miss Leni Gary, which was excellent. Charlie Klingman came next and his “Electricity” seemed to take the whole audience. This was followed by “Beyond the Alps lies our Italy,” by Miss Ida G. Trezise and “Watch,” by Miss Hattie E. Andrews, both of which were rendered clearly and distinctly, and were very good. Miss Anna E. Rowland fully demonstrated that “Character is Power,” and Charles F. Ware told us how “Storms strengthen the oak.” May Charlie have to pass through few storms, but yet be able to compare his strength with that of the sturdy old oak. “Weighed and found wanting,” by Miss Haidee A. Trezise, was splendid. Miss Trezise has a fine voice and rendered her part very clearly and distinctly, as did Miss Lizzie McDonald in her rendition of “We build our own mountains.” “Home Influence,” by Miss Rose A. Rounds, was excellent, as well as “Delve Deeper,” by Miss Mary L. Randall. James A. Cairns taught us “The value of books,” and was followed with the Vale­dictory, by Miss Minnie F. Sumpter, which was fine and well delivered.
The presentation of diplomas by Professor Trimble made each graduate’s heart glad and the Profes­sor proved that his class of 1882 had done so well. The exercises were interspersed with music, and last came the “Farewell song” by the whole class, in which every heart and voice joined. The benediction was pro­nounced by Rev. P. F. Jones and the audience dismissed. Each one was fairly showered with bouquets and richly deserved the honors. In one minute after the dismissal, the stage was crowded with proud and joyous friends who were eager to congratulate the class of 1882 for having done so nicely. May their troubles and difficulties through life be surmounted as easily as those of their school days, is the wish of THE COURANT.
Winfield Courier, May 4, 1882.
The third annual commencement exercises of the Winfield High School will be held in the Opera House Friday evening. The exercises will commence promptly at 8 o’clock, after which the doors will be opened only during music. Those who desire reserved seats can have them marked on the chart by calling at Goldsmith’s.
Included in list of participants: Mary Lottie Randall.
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, December 14, 1882.
Miss Mary Randall of Winfield has been the guest of Tirzah Hoyland for several days. Also visited Mrs. Vance and Mrs. J. E. Hoyland.
Mary Randall, Winfield; Mr. (?) Randall, Tisdale...
Winfield Courier, January 18, 1883.
Miss Mary Randall made a short but pleasant visit to the Hoyland’s lately.
Mr. Randall of Tisdale will hold his cattle in Salem for some time as he has purchased the stocks of Messrs. Kale, Martin, Walker, and others.
Winfield Courier, March 15, 1883.
Mr. Will Christopher will teach the rising generation of Pleasant Hill or of New Salem, while Miss Mary Randall of Winfield will keep the youngsters of old Salem from going wild for three months. Miss May Christopher is again the Moscow teacher. Success to the teachers of this vicinity.
Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.
Mary Randall, Winfield, teaching school at New Salem...
Winfield Courier, April 12, 1883.
Miss Mary Randall commenced a term of school at this place on Monday inst. We wish her success.
Winfield Courier, April 26, 1883.
Miss Randall is delighted with her work of training the youth of Salem.
Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.
Commencement Exercises. The fourth annual commencement of the Winfield High School will be held in Manning’s hall on Friday evening, May 11th. The following is the program. Alumni Exercises. Music: Band. Prayer: J. E. Platter. Greeting Song. Essay: “Links”: Hattie Andrews, Class ’82. Declamation: “Flying Jim’s Last Leap,” James Cairns, Class ’82. Essay: Mary Randall, Class ’82. Recitation: “The Legend of Bregenz,” Jennie Lowry, Class ’81.
Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.
Miss Randall is suffering with neuralgia, had to leave school for a week, and is not yet able for school duty.
Winfield Courier, June 14, 1883.

Miss Hunt, of Winfield, taught one week for Miss Randall, and made quite a number of acquaintances while with us.
Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.
Mr. Berkey and Miss Hunt of Winfield made a short but pleasant little visit to the Hoyland family and Miss Randall on Friday, and Miss Randall accompanied them back to the city.
Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.
School is out, and though the pupils bade Miss Randall good-bye with reluctance, yet they seem glad to be free from the arduous duties of school life.
Winfield Courier, November 15, 1883.
                                              SOUTH FAIRVIEW, District 21.
Our school is progressing nicely. Miss Randall understands the business of teaching the young urchins.
Fairview Literary Society has opened up in full blast. At their last meeting they had quite a lively time. The following officers were elected: H. U. Curfman, President; Miss Randall, Secretary; W. C. Horton, Treasurer; Frank Wallis, Editor. The question for next eve: Resolved, That capital punishment should be abolished. There will no doubt be some able speeches on this question, as it is a good one. The literary bids fair to be a success, and a benefit to all who will attend. The Society adjourned to meet Friday evening, November 16. It has been well said that Fairview has had the best literary in the county.
Winfield Courier, January 10, 1884.
Teachers of Cowley County. We present below a list of the teachers of Cowley, their post office addresses, and the amount they are receiving per month for their services.
WINFIELD. District 21. Teacher: Mary L. Randall, $40.00.
Winfield Courier, April 10, 1884.
Miss Mary Randall will again instruct the rising generation of the East Salem schoolhouse. We bid both the “school mams” a hearty welcome.
Arkansas City Republican, August 23, 1884.
Teachers Receiving Certificates. Mary Randall.
Winfield Courier, October 9, 1884.
Tirzah Hoyland visited Miss Mary Randall one day last week.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 7, 1886.

The G. O. Club started the ball on a highly spirited roll New Year’s eve, in its party in the very pleasant home of the Misses Lizzie and Margie Wallis, whose admirable entertaining qualities are highly appreciated by all who have ever spent an evening in their home. Those present Thursday eve were: Misses Ora Worden, of Garnett, Mary Randall, Anna Hunt, Leota Gary, Anna McCoy, Minnie Taylor, Hattie Stolp, Bert Morford, Nona Calhoun, Ida Johnston, Nellie and Kate Rodgers, Maggie Harper, Mary Berkey, Julia Smith, and Eva Dodds; Messrs. Eugene Wallis, Frank N. Strong, Chas. F. and Harry Bahntge, Everett and George Schuler, Lacey Tomlin, Ed J. McMullen, L. J. Buck, Frank Robinson, F. F. Leland, G. E. Lindsley, L. B. Davis of Chicago, Addison Brown, Will E. Hodges, Harry Sickafoose, Tom J. Eaton, A. F. Hopkins, and Frank H. Greer. Restraint, under the pleasant entertainment of the Misses Wallis, is always unknown. So it was on this occasion. Everybody “turned themselves loose” and ended the old year in supreme jollity. Dancing, cards, a choice repast, with unadulterated “Gab Only,” made the evening fly on rapid wings, with the wish for many more just like it.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 4, 1886.
The G. O. Club gave one of the most pleasurable parties of the winter series in the commodious home of Misses Nellie and Kate Rodgers, Thursday evening. It was a bad night, but with the excellent hack facilities of Arthur Bangs, the elements were conquered and by nine o’clock the following very jolly crowd were present: Mrs. M. Hite, Mrs. A. D. Hendricks and Miss Laura, Misses Sallie Bass, Ida Ritchie, Mattie Harrison, Nona Calhoun, Bert Morford, Ida Johnston, Lizzie and Margie Wallis, Leota Garry, Nellie Cole, Maggie Harper, Anna McCoy, Mary Randall, Eva Dodds, and Mary Berkey; Messrs. G. E. Lindsley, F. and Harry Bahntge, Frank N. Strong, P. S. Hills, A. F. Hopkins, R. E. Wallis, Jr., Will E. Hodges, Everett T. and Geo. H. Schuler, Lacey Tomlin, Wm. D. Carey, and Frank H. Greer. For novelty, all were accompanied by a sheet and pillow case, and the first half hour witnessed only ambling phantoms, whose ghostly presence was weird and mysterious. But a little of the ghost business was enough, and soon all were happily mingling in their natural array. Music, the light fantastic, cards, and various appropriate amusements, with an excellent luncheon, filled in the time most enjoyable until 12 o’clock. The Misses Rodgers are very admirable entertainers, graceful and jolly, and made a genuine freedom among their guests most acceptable.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 4, 1886.
City Schools: Weekly report of tardiness for week ending Jan. 29, 1886.
SECOND WARD. 1st Primary. Teacher: Mary Randall. Tardiness: 8
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 18, 1886.
Certainly there could be no happier occasion than that at the elegant and spacious home of C. F. Bahntge, Thursday. It was the bi-weekly party of the G. O. club. The popularity of Misses Bert Morford and Nona Calhoun and Messrs. Chas. F. and Harry Bahntge as entertainers was fully sustained—warm-hearted, graceful, lively and free, a manner that completely banished all restraint and made supreme gaiety unalloyed.
The guests were: Dr. and Mrs. Geo. Emerson, Mrs. A. T. Spotswood, and Mrs. B. H. Riddell; Misses Ida Ritchie, Mattie Harrison, Sallie Bass, Jennie Hane, Anna Hunt, Mary Randall, Mary Berkey, Emma Strong, Leota Gary, Nettie and Anna McCoy, Ida Johnston, Nell and Kate Rodgers, Nellie Cole, Hattie Stolp, Eva Dodds, and Lizzie and Margie Wallis; Messrs. J. L. M. Hill, P. H. Albright, G. E. Lindsley, Will E. Hodges, Byron Rudolf, Everett T. and George H. Schuler, Ed. J. McMullen, Lacey T. Tomlin, Tom J. Eaton, Willis A. Ritchie, Harry Sickafoose, Wm. D. Carey, Frank N. Strong, Frank F. Leland, Ivan A. Robinson, Addison Brown, and Frank H. Greer.

The appointments of this richly furnished and very agreeable home are splendidly adapted to a gathering of this kind. The Roberts Orchestra was present with its charming music and the joyous guests indulged in the “mazy” to their heart’s content, mingling cards and tete-a-tete. The collation was especially excellent and bounteous. Nothing but the ancient “wee sma” hours abridged the gaiety, when all departed with warmest appreciation of their delightful entertainers.
And right here we can’t quell the remark that the young ladies have made a brilliant success of the G. O. Club. It is one of the most pleasurable sources of amusement yet inaugurated in the city—one giving the young ladies ample scope to exhibit their superior qualities in the entertainment line. It is a very pleasant and successful alternate to the Pleasant Hour Club. Of course the P. H. has long since delivered the prize to the G. O.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 25, 1886.
The reporter while wandering around town Thursday, dropped upon the second ward school, spending some two hours among the “school-marms” in their kingdom. To one that has ground in the “educational mill” in times of yore, this visit was very pleasant. We fully realize that the young America of today is the same as years ago, also actuated by the same impulses and desires, and have to be ground in the same hopper to make the right kind of flour that will rise without beating. The boy with the tow head and freckled face, his pockets full of everything imaginable, from a gimlet to a tooth jerked out to the tune of fifty cents, was being initiated in the rudiments. The little girl with long curls and a mischievous twinkle in her eyes cast a shy glance at the reporter. In fact, it carried us back to the happiest time in our life, when we wielded the road and were monarch of all we surveyed. We were much pleased with the work we saw. In Misses Campbell, Randall, Davenport, and Mrs. Leavitt’s room, the pupils took a deep interest in the exercises and showed signs of a good seed sown in good ground, and we were only sorry business compelled us to hurry off.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, November 20, 1886. From Friday’s Daily.
TO BE MARRIED. Frank Berkey, with whom many of our readers are acquainted, will be united in marriage to Miss Mary Randall, of Winfield, Thanksgiving day.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, December 4, 1886. From Saturday’s Daily.
Mrs. Allie Bishop was visiting in the city yesterday. She is a sister of Mrs. D. W. Stevens. Mrs. Bishop came down to Winfield from Emporia to witness the marriage of her brother, Frank T. Berkey to Miss Mary Randall, Thanksgiving day. She returned last evening.


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