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Note: Separate files have been set up for Mart L. Read, Winfield Banker, and Daniel Read, Floral.
Silverdale Township 1878:
Henry Read, 38; spouse, Ledie, 35. Post Office Address Silverdale.
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Lafayette Read...
Winfield Courier, February 20, 1874.
Mr. John M. Crowell yesterday evening returned from Leavenworth, where he has had under arrest Dr. S. Mann, the present postmaster at Wellington, Sumner County, Kansas. Dr. S. Mann was accused of embezzling mail matter and forging drafts, by the man, Lafayette Read, who was arrested some two weeks ago by Major Crowell, and is now confined in the Leavenworth jail. Read represented that Dr. Mann was one of the combination organized to systematically rob the mails of Southern Kansas. He had a preliminary examination before Judge Lecompte yesterday, and was bound over to appear at the April term of the U. S. Court in the sum of $2,000. We are glad to say that many of Dr. Mann’s friends around Wellington believe him to be the victim of a conspiracy and we sincerely hope he may vindicate himself.
Atchison Champion.
Martin L. Read...
Winfield Courier, February 27, 1874.
                                              CIVIL DOCKET. TENTH DAY.
                                         84. Martin L. Read vs. S. E. & J. Dudley.
(?) Read...
Winfield Courier, April 10, 1874.
                                              Jeffries vs. Read. Referee ordered.
Winfield Courier, May 15, 1874.
Mr. Read, a young man who was tried and held to bail for his appearance at the present term of the District Court for robbing a gentleman on Big Cana of $600, has absconded from the county, and left his bondsmen to settle the bill. There is $2,200 reward offered for his arrest, and we are told there are about fifty men after him. He murdered a man in Texas, and robbed a gentleman in Missouri of $1,700 last fall. Detectives were in the Falls with the necessary papers to arrest him for the different crimes he had committed, expecting him to make his appearance at court, and it is supposed he got wind of it and has so far made his escape. He had two hours start of his pursuers. It is confidently hoped that he will be arrested, and that full and complete justice may be meted out to him.
J. M. Read...
Winfield Plow and Anvil, November 19, 1874.

J. M. Read’s new building is about to receive its finishing touches, and Rogers two splendid new residences are finished. So we go. Improvement is the order of the day in Winfield.
Winfield Courier, July 22, 1875.
Saturday night a violent wind and thunderstorm passed over town, completely demolishing an unfinished building belonging to Johnnie Read, and one chimney of the Courthouse.
Winfield Courier, January 27, 1876.
JOHN READ showed us a hen’s egg the other day measuring 7¼ inches in circumference the smallest way round, and 8¾ inches the largest way round.
Winfield Courier, January 16, 1879.
Board of County Commissioners met in regular session [Janu­ary 6, 1879]. Present: R. F. Burden, W. M. Sleeth, and G. L. Gale, commissioners, James McDermott, county attorney, and M. G. Troup, county clerk.
Among other proceedings had, bills against the county were presented and passed upon by the board as follows.
                                                    J. M. Read, painting desk.
                                                         J. M. Read, glazing.
Winfield Courier, July 4, 1878.
                                                                I. O. O. F.
The following is a list of the officers of Winfield Lodge, No. 101, I. O. O. F., for the term commencing July, 1878: M. G. Troup, N. G.; M. Shields, V. G.; David C. Beach, Rec. Sec.; E. S. Bedilion, P. Sec.; Max Shoeb, Treas.; John E. Allen, Rep. to G. L.; C. C. Stevens, W.; W. D. Southard, C.; John M. Read, O. G.; Chas. McIntire, R. S. to N. G.; E. A. Clisbee, L. B. to N. G.; John Hoenscheidt, R. S. S.; B. M. Terrill, T. S. S.; W. M. Parker, R. S. to V. G.; Herman Schmode, L. S. to V. G.; John W. Curns, Chaplain, John Smiley, Host.
Henry Read...
Winfield Courier, September 28, 1876.
HENRY READ, living at the mouth of Grouse Creek, was danger­ously hooked by a three-year-old Devon bull last Friday. The bull is dead now.
Mrs. (?) Read of Rock Township...
Winfield Courier, March 1, 1877.
A Mrs. Read, of Rock Township, has purchased the residence building formerly owned by Mrs. Kennedy.
Winfield Courier, October 18, 1877.
DIED. Miss Julia A. Barnard, who has been boarding with her grandmother, Mrs. Read, and attending school in this city, died Saturday, Oct. 13th, at 6:30 o’clock, aged 14 years. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church for the past three years, and died with a bright hope of the future. Her remains were taken to Richland Township for burial.
Mrs. E. B. Read...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 2, 1879.
The following is a list of new buildings erected in the city of Winfield since January 1, 1878, with the name of owner and cost of building.
                                      Mrs. E. B. Read, residence, frame: $150.00.
J. M. Read from Hutchinson...

Arkansas City Traveler, January 16, 1878.
A new dry goods store has been opened in Pearson’s building, in the room formerly occupied by Berry Bros., by Mr. J. M. Read, of Hutchinson, Kansas, and conducted by Mr. Riddle, a merchant of known integrity and an accommodating gentleman. He has a fine stock of all kinds of dry goods, clothing, boots, shoes, hats and caps, and proposes to sell at figures that all can buy. His stock of prints is very large and placed on revolving shelves so that you can go in and examine every price yourself. Call and see him.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 16, 1878.
                       To the Citizens of Arkansas City and Farmers of Cowley County:
We wish to state that we have opened a new DRY GOODS & CLOTHING HOUSE and are prepared to sell a good quality of goods at prices to suit the times. We have every variety of Prints, Muslins, Flannels, DRESS GOODS, Clothing, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps, and Notions. COME IN AND SEE OUR GOODS and learn our prices.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 17, 1878.
                                                       A SAD ACCIDENT.
Last Friday night the sad intelligence of the death of Mr. Riddle, lately of this place, was brought to his many friends. Mr. Riddle left our city Wednesday morning on a load of goods, intending to go to Larned, where Mr. Read purposed opening a branch store. When a little this side of El Paso, the wagon received a heavy jolt while crossing a small bridge, throwing the driver and Mr. Riddle down between the horses. The driver escaped with little or no injury, but Mr. Riddle’s back was broken in the fall, and the wheels of the wagon passed over his body, killing him almost instantly. Mr. Riddle was between fifty and sixty years of age, and universally respected and admired by his acquaintances. A perfect gentleman, a friend alike to rich or poor, and an earnest Christian, he was one who will be sincerely mourned by a large circle of relatives and friends. He was a native of Pennsylvania, but for many years past had made his home in the West. His wife and family have the sympathy of our entire community.
Note: From time to time other (?) Read persons were mentioned in the county newspapers, but entries were few and far in between. I skipped looking for Read after a period of time. MAW


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