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William M. Randall

                                                        Creswell Township.
The Creswell township census of 1874 lists W. M. Randall, age 45, and his wife, age 41.
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
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 19, 1876.
FRANK RANDALL, ex-fiend of the TRAVELER office, has left the ars artium omnium conservatix, and is now spreading himself on a tinner’s stool in Colorado.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 11, 1876.
Petition of John P. Woodyard and others, of Creswell Township, asking for view and survey of County road, presented, granted, and Henry Endicott, John Harmon, and William Randall appointed viewers, and the County Clerk ordered to give legal notice. Adjourned.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 8, 1876.
J. P. WOODYARD and others also have petitioned for a road commencing at the northeast corner of the southeast quarter of section nineteen, in Township 34, thence running west one-half mile, on half section line to the center of section 19, to be located as follows: Beginning at the northwest quarter of section 19, thence south one-half mile, thence west one-half mile. Henry Endicott, John Harmon, and Wm. Randall are viewers, to meet November 14th, at 10 a.m.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 13, 1876.
                            DIXIE, BOLTON TOWNSHIP, DECEMBER 10, 1876.
Mr. Wm. Randall is building a nice frame residence on Mr. Channell’s farm which, when completed, will be a credit to the Township.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 14, 1877.
The butchers killed a hog the other day raised by Wm. Randall, that weighed 576 pounds, live weight.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 2, 1877.
MR. RANDALL is erecting a new house north of his present location.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 28, 1877.
MR. RANDALL returned from Arkansas last week with a load of apples.
Winfield Courier, May 30, 1878.
                                    CEDAR TOWNSHIP, May 23, 1878.

C. E. Victory, James Lowery, and W. M. Randall returned from the Pawnee Agency, where they have been stirring ground for W. A. Metcalf. They finished their job on time, with ten days to spare.

Arkansas City Traveler, November 6, 1878.
Mr. Randall returned from Arkansas last week with a load of apples. He met several men in the mountains of that fine region, buying calves at from $2.50 to $7.00 per head and driving them to Kansas to winter. They were spring calves and ranged as stated above, according to size. Those that had gathered them together offered to sell out for $7.75 per head. Mr. Randall says a man needs a sign board on each side of his head when traveling in that country.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 7, 1877.
Sarah Randall listed as one of the pupils in the high school with the highest standards.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 6, 1878.
Sarah Randall and Frank Randall.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 8, 1879.
School Report. The following are names of scholars who have been absolutely perfect in attendance and punctuality during the last school month.
INTERMEDIATE. Charlie Randall, 83.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 5, 1879.
DIED. January 29th, 1879, of heart disease, Mrs. Mary Randall, wife of Whitman M. Randall. Aged 52 years. By the death of this kind and good woman, we have lost one of three of the oldest lady residents of this place. Coming at an early day, she shared the many hardships of border life, and that her presence is no longer visible, the recollection of her excellent qualities can never be forgotten. Our sympathies are with the motherless children and the bereaved husband.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 12, 1879.
School Report. The following are deserving of honorable mention for dili­gence, good behavior and nearly perfect attendance. C. H. Sylvester, Principal.
Wm. Randall and Charlie Randall included in list.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 9, 1879.
Mr. Al. Mowry and W. M. Randall favored us with a bountiful supply of green corn last week. These gentlemen are good farmers and are always among the first in raising early vegetables.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 11, 1880.
School Report. High School. Students mentioned: Charlie and Frank Randall. Also included on list that showed they were neither absent nor tardy.
Winfield Courier, December 16, 1880.
The following are the grand jurors summoned by order of the court last week.
Wm. Randall, J. M. Ware, and A. B. De Bruce, of Creswell township.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 26, 1881.
A team belonging to William Randall meandered down Summit street at their own sweet will one day last week, but, with the usual perverseness of such matters, was stopped before doing any damage.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 12, 1881.
Report of senior department of Arkansas City High School, for first month, of those who did not communicate without permis­sion, and whose absences and tardiness were excused.

Charley or Charlie Randall was included on list.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 26, 1881.
Memorial of Regret. Whereas, by the removal of the family of Mr. J. I. Mitchell, the senior department of the Arkansas City schools have been deprived of a valuable pupil and classmate, in the person of Miss Emma Mitchell; therefore, Resolved that we sincerely deplore the loss of one whom, we, as teacher and classmates, have learned, from her dignity and character, to respect, and earnestly hope that her future life will be as bright as her companionship to us, has been pleasant. Resolved, 2nd, That a copy of these resolutions be presented to the press of this city, for publica­tion, and a copy sent to Miss Mitchell.
Sarah Randall was included on list.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 14, 1881.
Our Schools. Senior Department. Pupils perfect in deportment during third month.
Charley Randall was included on list.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 25, 1882.
Senior Department of Arkansas City Schools: those receiving above 90 were Stella Swarts, 99.8; Mollie Christian, 98.8; Sarah Randall, 98.5; Hannah Gilbert, 98.5; Emma Theaker, 98.3; Etta Barnett, 96; Charles Randall, 95; Jessie Norton, 93; Cora Pettit, 93; Alvan Sankey, 92.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 15, 1882.
A. C. Schools.
HISTORY, A: J. W. Warren, 97; Emma Theaker, 93.5; F. C. McLaughlin, 96; Sarah Randall, 91.
GEOGRAPHY, A: Alvan Sankey, 99.5; Charley Randall, 97.5; Fannie Peterson, 96.5; Jessie Norton, 95.5; Hannah Gilbert, 95; Joseph Bell, 93. C. T. ATKINSON, Teacher.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 22, 1882.
W. M. Randall was summoned to the State of Arkansas, last week, by telegraph, to attend the funeral of his son, Boone. The young man had been sick for some time, but the news of his death came unexpectedly to the old gentleman.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 6, 1882.
The following named pupils of the High School Department were perfect during the third month: Mollie Conrad, Geo. P. Endicott, Jacob Endicott, Lizzie Wilson, Eddie Garris, Hannah Gilbert, Laura Holloway, Frank Gamel, Alice Lane, Minnie Kirtley, Minnie McIntire, Jessie Norton, Fannie Peterson, Willie Reynolds, Alvan Sankey, Horace Vaughn, Effie Gilstrap, Frank Wright, Robert Nipp, Eddie Marshall, Lulu Walton, Sarah Randall, Etta Barnett, Dora Pearson, Walter Pickering, Charles T. Randall.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 14, 1883.
The following pupils were perfect in the High School Room, during the 6th month: Mollie Coonrod, Hannah Gilbert, Effie Gilstrap, Laura Holloway, Ida Groves, Jessie Norton, Sarah Randall, C. T. Randall, Alvan Sankey, Ellen Taylor, and Carrie Rice.
Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.
The following marriage licenses have been issued by Judge Gans during the week.
W. M. Randall to Jane Scott.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 4, 1883.

Hymenal. RANDALL - SCOTT. Mr. W. M. Randall and Mrs. Jane Scott, both of this city, were married by Rev. Moorhead at the M. E. Parsonage on Thursday, March 29th, 1883. That their union may be full of joy and of many years duration is the hearty wish of their friends, the TRAVELER included.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 18, 1883.
The following pupils of the High School were perfect during the 8th month: Etta Barnett, Mollie Coonrod, Hannah Gilbert, Frank Gamel, Effie Gilstrap, Laura Holloway, Jessie Norton, Charley Randall, Alvan Sankey, Eliza Taylor, Lizzie Wilson, Dora Pearson, Carrie Rice, Ida Groves, Walter Pickering, Sarah Randall, Harry Shaw.
Arkansas City Traveler, Supplement, December 19, 1883.
Frank Randall, who injured his knee by striking it while working in the timber some weeks ago, since which time he has been under the physician’s care, suffered amputation of the limb last week. The operation was performed by Drs. Reed and Chapel, and at this writing we are glad to state the young man is progressing favorably towards recovery, and although maimed, we hope that this cloud that has o’ercast his young life may indeed prove to have a silver lining.
Winfield Courier, December 27, 1883.
The following MARRIAGE LICENSES have been issued during the week.
C. R. Knedler and Sarah Lillie Randall.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 2, 1884.
MARRIED. In this city, on Tuesday, December 25, 1883, by Rev. S. B. Fleming, at the residence of Mr. Charles Balcom, Mr. C. R. Knedler and Miss Lillie Randall. An elegant wedding breakfast was served to the guests and quite a large number of elegant and valuable presents were presented. We trust that their life may be long and happy in the enjoyment of connubial bliss.
Arkansas City Republican, June 28, 1884.
Messrs. A. A. Davis, and Frank Randall left on the train Monday for Independence, Kansas; Chicago, Illinois; and probably other cities. Their object is to secure for themselves artificial limbs.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 10, 1886.
Two of the early settlers of this county, and subscribers of the TRAVELER since its foundation, T. B. Norman and William Randall, have visited this sanctum during the past week, and placed themselves square on the books. Both have interesting stories to tell of their past struggles.


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