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W. C. Root

                                      [For some time W. C. Root raised sheep.]
Winfield Courier, August 9, 1877.
W. C. Root & Co., the new firm which purchased T. E. Gilleland’s business and stock, has arrived and taken possession. They will endeavor to keep on hand a stock of the very best boots and shoes manufactured, and will sell the same at the lowest prices.
Winfield Courier, September 6, 1877.
See the new ad. of W. C. Root & Co., successor to T. E. Gilleland. They carry a very extensive stock of boots and shoes, consisting of over one hundred and eighty different styles.
                                                       W. C. ROOT & CO.,
                                                              Successor to
                                                         T. E. GILLELAND,
                                              Dealers in BOOTS AND SHOES.
                            THE BEST GOODS AT THE LOWEST CASH PRICE.
Winfield Courier, September 13, 1877.
The finest stock of Ladies fine Shoes in the city at W. C. ROOT & CO.’S.
Winfield Courier, September 20, 1877.
W. C. Root & Co. are enjoying an excellent trade in boots and shoes.
Winfield Courier, September 27, 1877.
Our gentlemanly boot and shoe man, W. C. Root, reports a lively trade last Saturday.
Winfield Courier, October 11, 1877.
Call and see our $2.50 boots, at W. C. Root & Co.’s.
Winfield Courier, November 29, 1877.
We understand that our friend Root starts for Iowa next Sunday.
Winfield Courier, December 13, 1877.
                                                          Winfield Socially.
The coming winter bids fair to be the most pleasant, socially, that Winfieldians have ever experienced. Many changes have taken place in the circle of young folks since the good old frontier days. New and attractive young ladies and gentlemen have settled amongst us, giving to Winfield an air of city life and gaiety when they meet “in convention assembled.” The recent Thanksgiving ball was followed so closely by Miss Kate Millington’s “dancing party,” and both so largely attended, that the indications are that those “who look for pleasure can hope to find it here” this winter. The last mentioned party, to use a stereotyped expression, was a “brilliant success.” Probably of all the gay and charming gatherings that have “tripped the fantastic,” etc., in our city, this was the most pleasant. The music was excellent, the refreshments good, and the polite and attentive demeanor of the fair hostess most agreeable.

The following persons were fortunate enough to be present at this party: Judge W. P. Campbell, of Wichita; W. W. Walton, of Topeka; Herman Kiper, of Atchison; Fred C. Hunt, W. C. Walker, Bert Crapster, Ed. P. Greer, Charley Harter, J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. J. Holloway, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Green, Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Harter, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Baird, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Earnest, Mr. and Mrs. James Kelly, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Thompson, Miss Inez Daniels, S. Suss, Josephine E. Mansfield, G. E. Walker, Mary McGaughy, M. B. Wallis, Fannie Wallis, Wilbur Dever, Maggie J. Dever, W. C. Root, Jennie Hahn, W. Gillelen, Mattie Coldwell, J. N. Harter, Carrie Olds, T. C. Copeland, Katie McGaughy, O. M. Seward, Nora Coldwell, Dr. Strong, Amie Bartlett.
Winfield Courier, January 31, 1878.
Our stock of Children’s Shoes is complete. Call and examine them.
                                                        W. C. ROOT & CO.
Winfield Courier, February 21, 1878.
The “old reliable,” Brooking, still “pegs” away at W. C. Root & Co.’s.
Winfield Courier, February 21, 1878.
Call and see the new seamless, side lace shoes at W. C. ROOT & CO.’s.
Winfield Courier, March 14, 1878.
W. C. Root & Co. have a new spring stock of boots and shoes.
Winfield Courier, March 21, 1878. Back Page.
A number of the prominent businessmen of Winfield made a flying visit to our city last Friday. Among the number we  observed the pleasant countenance of W. C. Root, proprietor of the principal boot and shoe store of that city; Gillelen, of the celebrated dry goods firm of Lynn and Gillelen, and well known throughout the valley, Walker, the popular groceryman; and Suss, the man who cannot be beat selling dry goods and clothing—all pleasant gentlemen representing the best business houses of that city. The irrepressible By Terrill, with one of those first-class turnouts from his livery, had the entire company in charge, himself holding the ribbons and engineering the whole train. The boys were apparently enjoying the trip hugely, and we highly appreciated the visit. Call again gents—we’re always glad to see you. Wellington Press.
Winfield Courier, April 11, 1878.
Dirt Cheap. Men’s Plow Moccasins 50 cents per pair at W. C. Root & Co.’s.
Winfield Courier, April 11, 1878.
Mr. S. H. Root, brother of W. C. Root, our famous boot and shoe man, and traveling agent for the mammoth shoe house of Claflin, Allen & Co., of St. Louis, has been visiting Winfield the past week.
Winfield Courier, August 8, 1878.
The “Cantata of the Seasons,” under the management of Mr. and Mrs. Kessler, was repeated at the M. E. Church on Wednesday evening of last week with the same eclat which greeted its first appearance. Mrs. Kessler performed exquisitely on the piano, assisted by Mrs. Earnest and Prof. Farringer. The Roberts Bros. furnished string band music of the highest order, while the performance of the vocalists, Mesdames Kelly, Holloway, Buckman, Swain, Earnest; Misses Coldwell, Dever, Stewart, Bryant, Bliss; and Messrs. Roberts, Buckman, Holloway, Holloway, Bliss, Payson, Chamberlain, Harris, Richmond, Root, Evans, and Berkey were very fine indeed. The Cantata company will soon commence to rehearse “Queen Esther” with a view to inaugurate Manning’s Hall, when completed, by the presentation of that beautiful cantata.
Winfield Courier, September 26, 1878.

In another column will be seen the new “ad” of W. C. Root & Co. This firm intends to do business in spite of hard times, and consequently has bought an immense stock of boots and shoes, and are selling them at very reasonable rates. Mr. Will Root, the resident member of the firm, is a gentleman in every sense of the word, and persons trading with him can rely on the goods being just as he represents them. The firm has, by its honest and fair dealing, gained the confidence of our people, and consequently they have an immense trade.
AD:                                                     HERE WE ARE
                                     EVER BROUGHT TO COWLEY COUNTY
                                                  Which we intend to sell at the
                                                         Lowest Cash Prices.
These goods have been bought since the late decline in the market for Cash, and consequently we can offer you Better Bargains than you have ever been given before.
                                                       W. C. ROOT & CO.,
                                                     WINFIELD, KANSAS.
Winfield Courier, November 21, 1878.
Mr. H. E. Brooking, who holds forth at the boot and shoe store of W. C. Root & Co., will be in the field next year, “Deo volente,” as a candidate for sheriff of this county. He is a capable man in all respects, and has been a staunch Republican ever since there was a Republican party. We doubt not he will obtain a large support.
Winfield Courier, December 5, 1878.
                                                          Wooden Wedding.
On Friday of last week invitations were issued by Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Holloway to their many friends requesting their company on Monday evening, Dec. 2nd, to assist in celebrating the fifth anniversary of their marriage. Accordingly at the appointed time about 25 couples of our bravest and best assembled at their residence on the corner of 11th Avenue and Wood Street, and proceeded to make merry. The evening was spent in dancing and other amusements which enabled the guests to do justice to the ample refreshments provided by their kind hostess. Mr. and Mrs. Holloway, assisted by Miss W. Thomas, spared no pains to make the evening an enjoyable one. The party broke up at a late hour and all expressed themselves satisfied with their evenings entertainment. Some very pretty, elegant, and useful presents were received (although none were expected) of which the following is a partial list: Carved cigar holder, Geo. and Will Robinson; fancy table for flowers, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Allison; pair brackets, Mrs. Bruner and Mrs. Kate Holloway; brackets and match safe, Wilbur and Maggie Dever; card basket, Mr. and Mrs. Buckman; wooden sugar scoops, Dr. and Mrs. Emmerson; moulding board and match safe, Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Randal; wooden jewelry, Miss Minnie Bacon; spool box, J. F. Holloway; jumping jack, Justin Porter; tooth pick, O. M. Seward; child’s rocking chair, Mr. John Moffitt; large rocking chair, Messrs. Speed, Clisbee, Harris, Seward, Suss, Root, and Baldwin. Mr. Holloway presented his wife with a handsome eight day clock and she returned the compliment by presenting him with an elegant clock shelf.
Winfield Courier, January 2, 1879.

ROOT, W. C., & CO. This is the great boot and shoe house of Winfield. The store is well appointed and well filled with the best kind of goods at low prices. They carry one of the largest stocks in Southern Kansas. W. C. Root is one of the most pleas­ing gentlemen one ever meets, attends strictly to his business, satisfies all his customers, and we predict that his house will spread his fame far beyond the borders of this state.
Winfield Courier, March 27, 1879.
The following is a list of the principal business firms of Winfield.
BOOTS & SHOES. W. C. Root & Co.; Smith Bros.
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1879.
W. C. Root went to Wichita last week to meet his brother and “stock up.”
Will C. Root marries Lenora Coldwell, daughter of Judge C. Coldwell...
Winfield Courier, May 22, 1879.
Married. Mr. Will C. Root and Miss Lenora Coldwell were married on Wednesday, May 14th, at the residence of the bride’s father, in this city. Mr. Root is one of our leading businessmen and is popular with all who know him. Miss Coldwell was one of our most lively and accomplished ladies, and her many friends wish her much joy in her new relations.
Winfield Courier, June 5, 1879.
Mr. Will Root and lady returned from their wedding trip last week.
Winfield Courier, July 10, 1879.
Mr. R. E. Brooking announces himself as an independent candidate for the office of Sheriff. Mr. Brooking has been a life-long Republican and is a straightforward, honorable man. He has been in the employ of W. C. Root & Co. for several years and owns and operates a fine farm in Richland township. If elected, he will fill the office with credit to himself and benefit to the people.
Winfield Courier, October 23, 1879.
Harry Bahntge is helping Will Root sell boots and shoes this week. Brooking is on the sick list.
Winfield Courier, December 4, 1879.
On last Monday evening, Dec. 1st, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Hollo­way entertained their many friends at their pleasant residence in South Winfield, the occasion being the birthday of Mrs. Holloway. A most delightful evening was spent in dancing, social converse, and in partaking of the various good things prepared by their kind hostess. Among those present were Dr. and Mrs. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. Jo. Harter, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Allison, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Black, Mr. and Mrs. Root, Mrs. C. J. Adams; Misses Coldw­ell, Meech, Holmes, McCoy and Millington; Messrs. Harris, Robin­son, Goldsmith, Seward, Bahntge, and Suss. All united in wishing Mrs. Holloway many happy returns of this most pleasant birthday.
Winfield Courier, January 1, 1880..
Mrs. W. C. Root, at her residence, corner of Millington and Sixth Sts., assisted by Misses Mattie and Jennie Coldwell.
Winfield Courier, January 15, 1880.
Mr. Will Root, our popular boot and shoe man, has been absent for several days, visiting his parents at Independence.
Winfield Courier, January 22, 1880.

One of the most important property exchanges we have yet chronicled was made last week. Mr. Chas. C. Black purchased from W. H. Maris the building now being occupied by J. H. Lynn’s store, the one occupied by W. C. Root & Co.’s boot and shore store, and his residence on Elm Row, for $12,000. Mr. Maris receives in part payment the J. G. Titus farm of 640 acres, southeast of town, and the balance, $5,000, in cash.
Winfield Courier, June 10, 1880.
Mrs. Whitehead has sold her property on Main Street next to Root’s shoe store for $1,600. The family will remove to Boonville, Missouri, where Mr. Whitehead intends to purchase a woolen factory.
Winfield Courier, July 1, 1880.
Will Root has been enjoying a visit from his parents during the past week. They reside in Independence.
Winfield Courier, July 15, 1880.
Mr. Will Root and Dan Maher left for a short trip to Nebras­ka last Saturday.
Winfield Courier, August 5, 1880.
Will C. Root got home just in time to carry Winfield for Judge Coldwell last Thursday, eleven votes in one day. Had he got home four days sooner, he would have carried the county.
Winfield Courier, September 23, 1880.
Will Root comes to the front again with a double quarter in relation to boots & shoes. His stock this fall is much larger than ever before.
Winfield Courier, December 16, 1880.
W. C. Root has been on a trip to McPherson.
Winfield Courier, December 30, 1880.
The Knights of Honor lodge met and elected officers Monday evening. The officers elected were the following. Dictator: A. P. Johnson; Vice Dictator: W. J. Hodges; Assistant Dictator: S. S. Lynn; Chaplain: H. D. Gans; Reporter: W. C. Root; Financial Reporter: A. Howland; Treasurer: E. F. Kinne; Guide: J. W. Batchelder; Guard: W. C. Robinson; Medical Examiner: Dr. W. G. Graham. Dr. Graham was also elected as delegate to the state lodge, which meets soon.
Winfield Courier, December 30, 1880.
Mrs. W. C. Root is spending the holidays with her parents in McPherson, and Will in consequence pines in solitude.
Winfield Courier, January 6, 1881.
Miss Mattie Coldwell, of McPherson, is visiting her friends in Winfield. Her sister, Mrs. W. C. Root, is with her father and mother at McPherson. Mr. Root left yesterday for that town.
Winfield Courier, February 24, 1881.
                                   WHAT BECAME OF JIM HILL’S OYSTERS?

W. C. Root, wife, and child, came in from McPherson on Monday week, having been four days on the road. Between Peabody and Walton his train got stuck in a snow drift at about eight o’clock in the morning, and it was full forty-eight hours before all the efforts put forth succeeded in extricating it. There were 150 passengers on board who had to fast all the first day until eight o’clock in the evening, when the conductor went through the express car and got out everything in it that was edible. The passengers got outside of oysters, crackers, etc., with incredible dispatch. A can of Jim Hill’s “selects” fell to the lot of our friend Root and family. The fair half of that family could never bear the sight of a raw oyster, but under the stress of circumstances, expressed her surprise that they could be so good. In the second morning more edibles were secured from the little farm houses scattered over the prairie, and the wolf did not get away with anyone.
Winfield Courier, June 16, 1881.
A considerable number of the citizens of Winfield met on Monday evening on the steps of the Winfield Bank to provide for raising funds for the immediate relief of the sufferers caused by the cyclone Sunday evening. Mr. Crippen called the people together by music from the band. W. C. Root & Co. donated $10.00.
Winfield Courier, July 14, 1881.
Mrs. Boyer and Mrs. Root are visiting their father’s family at McPherson.
Winfield Courier, July 28, 1881.
Henry Goldsmith and W. C. Root left on Monday last for a trip to McPherson, Kansas. They went in a buggy and will take in all the towns lying between there and Winfield. Mr. Root will bring his wife home with him.
Winfield Courier, September 8, 1881.
Mr. Brooking, Senior, is in town again, putting on Salem airs in the store of Mr. Root.
Cowley County Courant, December 29, 1881.
Last week, through Curns & Manser’s real estate agency, Mr. L. F. Chandler bought the lot and building now occupied by W. C. Root & Co., on Main Street; consideration, $2,250.
Cowley County Courant, December 29, 1881.
At the annual meeting of the Knights of Honor, held on Monday evening, the following were elected officers for the coming year. W. C. Root, D.; J. S. Hunt, T. A.; R. E. Wallis,
A. D.; Jacob Nixon, C.; J. W. Batchelder, G.; C. F. Bahntge, R.; J. W. Curns, R.; T. R. Bryan, T.; H. Brotherton, Guardian; D. Berkey, S.
Winfield Courier, December 8, 1881.
Mr. Root, of Winfield, visited Mr. Brooking’s lately, and also looked to the interest of his sheep.
Winfield Courier, January 5, 1882.
Mrs. Judge Boyer has returned and will spend the winter with her sister, Mrs. Root.
Cowley County Courant, January 5, 1882.
Mrs. W. M. Boyer has arrived from Colorado and will spend the winter here. She is stopping with her sister, Mrs. W. C. Root, and will be welcomed by many old acquaintances.
Cowley County Courant, February 2, 1882.
Mr. Root, engaged in the boot and shoe business at Winfield, is here visiting his father, of the firm of Kincaid & Root. He and Mayor Kincaid called in upon us yesterday, and passed an hour or so in pleasant chat. Cherryvale News.

Winfield Courier, February 2, 1882.
Mr. W. C. Root and wife, who have been spending some time at Cherryvale with Mr. Root’s parents, returned last Saturday night.
Winfield Courier, April 13, 1882.
AD. W. C. ROOT & CO. OUR NEW SPRING STOCK OF BOOTS AND SHOES Is fast arriving and we know that we can please you. We have just received direct from the manufactory in Cincinnati an elegant line of Ladies’ Fine Shoes, in French, American, and Curacao Kid, and Pebble Goat, Button and Side-Lace.
These goods are beautiful in style and finish and have never before been offered in this market. Prices as low as the lowest. We are also agents for E. C. Burt’s Fine Shoes. Our stock of GENT’S FINE SHOES is complete. The celebrated Boston Shoes of Lilly, Brockett & Co.’s make cannot be excelled. These goods can always be found at our store. Children’s shoes in immense variety. Be sure and call and see our goods and get our prices.
                                                        W. C. ROOT & CO.
Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.
Mrs. Root, of Winfield, was the guest of Mrs. Brooking last week.
Winfield Courier, October 5, 1882.
W. C. Root brings his fall inducements before the public in an ad. this week. Mr. Root is one of our oldest merchants and by square dealing has gained the confidence of the people and receives a large share of their patronage in the boot and shoe line.
AD. Big, Large, Great, Unprecedented BARGAINS! -AT THE- OLD RELIABLE BOOT & SHOE HOUSE -OF- W. C. ROOT & CO. We have a larger, finer, and more complete stock than ever, and we assure you that with our present facilities for buying goods we can offer you immense bargains. GOODS WELL BOUGHT ARE HALF SOLD. Call and see our goods and get prices and you will be sure to buy.
Winfield Courier, March 8, 1883.
The notice of Will Root’s retirement from business, which appears in another column, will be received with regret by the trading public. During his business career here he has won the confidence and esteem of every citizen. He is possessed of business ability of the highest order. We understand that ill health compelled his retirement.
Winfield Courier, March 8, 1883.
W. C. Root has sold his boot and shoe store to Pugsley & Zook, and will retire from the business. Mr. Pugsley is well and favorably known here, while Mr. Zook was for years in business in Illinois.
Winfield Courier, March 15, 1883.
To the Public. Having sold out our Boot & Shoe business to Messrs. Pugsley & Zook, we take this occasion to thank you for the very liberal patronage extended to us, and trust you will favor our successors whom you will find worthy of your esteem and confidence, a continuance of the same. Yours truly, W. C. ROOT & CO.
Winfield Courier, March 15, 1883.

PUGSLEY & ZOOK, (SUCCESSORS TO) W. C. ROOT & CO., have just received for their Spring trade a larger, more complete, and finer stock of BOOTS AND SHOES than ever. All of the latest novelties have been introduced, and by paying cash for same, we have been enabled to purchase these goods at prices that cannot fail to sell them. In fact, our whole stock is complete, and we know we can save you money. Please call and see us.
                                                       PUGSLEY & ZOOK.
N.B. Mr. R. E. Brooking will remain with us and would be pleased to meet his old friends and make new ones.
Winfield Courier, March 29, 1883.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Root returned this week from a visit to his parents in Cherryvale.
Winfield Courier, April 19, 1883.
W. C. Root and wife have been spending a week at Geuda Springs.
Winfield Courier, March 13, 1884.
Geo. D. Headrick went over to Cherryvale this Thursday morning for a few days visit with W. C. Root and others.
Winfield Courier, March 20, 1884.
I have associated myself with Mr. P. W. Zook for the purpose of doing a boot and shoe business in Winfield. I shall be pleased to have all the old friends, customers, and patrons of Smith Brothers call and see me at the former store of W. C. Root. W. H. SMITH.
Winfield Courier, July 24, 1884.
W. C. Root was in the city last Thursday shaking hands with his friends. He is again going into the boot and shoe business, perhaps at Clay Center, and was endeavoring to enlist his old helpmeet, R. E. Brooking, but R. E. is so bound to his rural possessions that he can hardly make up his mind.
Winfield Courier, July 24, 1884.
Mr. W. C. Root, of Cherryvale, spent a day with Mr. Brooking and family recently.
Winfield Courier, October 2, 1884.
Mr. and Mrs. Boyle and Mrs. Root, sister of Mrs. Boyle, are at present the guests of Mr. J. P. Short and lady. Mr. and Mrs. Boyle will return to Colorado next week.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 2, 1885.
Mr. W. C. Root has been in the city for several days and is warmly welcomed by his many friends. He is now a resident of McPherson and is in the stock business.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 16, 1885.
R. E. Brooking was down from Richland Monday. He will return to Winfield again September first. W. C. Root will fill the building now occupied by Cohn with a big stock of boots and shoes and R. E. will probably be his chief aid-of-camp. W. C., after many years rambling, is satisfied that Winfield is the place for him.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 23, 1885.
Mr. J. O’Meara sold out to W. C. Root Thursday. Mr. Root is an old businessman of Winfield and has a host of warm friends, and the people will be glad to welcome him. Mr. O’Meara has done a good business here and stands high as a businessman. We hope he will still continue with us. We would be sorry to lose him.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 30, 1885.

BOOTS AND SHOES. Having purchased the business of M. J. O’Meara, and in order to make room for Fall Goods, I must REDUCE MY STOCK. In order to do so, I will make prices so low as to guarantee perfect satisfaction. We have in stock an elegant line of Ladies’ Slippers and Gent’s Low Shoes that we will sell at greatly reduced rates.
Come and Get Prices and we will convince you we mean business. Our aim will be, as it always was in the past, to give you full value for every dollar spent with us.
                                                       W. C. ROOT & CO.,
                                                (Successors to M. J. O’Meara.)
                                                3 Doors North of Post Office.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 27, 1885.
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Root, father and mother of our W. C., have taken up their residence here, residing on East 9th.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 3, 1885.
W. C. Root returned from McPherson Friday with his wife and family. They go to housekeeping here at once. Mrs. Root’s many friends are glad to welcome her back.
     The Marriage of Mr. Ezra H. Nixon and Miss Jessie Millington Thursday Night.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 15, 1885.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Root were among the invited guests.
                                              THE TOKENS AND DONORS.
Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Dr. and Mrs. Geo. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brown, Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Root, Mr. W. C. Robinson, and Mr. C. F. Bahntge, silver tea set, five pieces.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 12, 1885.
W. C. ROOT & CO., EXCLUSIVE Boot and Shoe Dealers. Our Fall stock is now in and is complete in everything. We have added several new lines of goods, among which are the celebrated Burt & Mears Hand-Sewed Shoes and the John Foster & Co.’s Machine-Sewed Shoes for men’s wear. These goods are the best made in the U. S., and we feel confident that a trial will convince you of the truth of the same. We also carry the very best makes of Shoes for ladies, misses, and children’s wear. Men’s Heavy Calf, Veal, Kip and Stoga Boots in a larger variety than ever. All of our goods are bought direct from the manufacturers at the lowest cash prices. Call and examine our stock and get prices.
                                                       W. C. ROOT & CO.,
                                                3 Doors North of Post Office.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 4, 1886.
Dr. J. G. Evans has moved his office to the front rooms over Root’s shoe store and is fitting it up in fine shape.
                                                 JUDGE BOYER’S DEATH.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 18, 1886.

Judge W. M. Boyer died Tuesday last, at the home of his father-in-law, Judge Coldwell, at McPherson, of Bright’s disease. The Judge had been a sufferer from this disease for years and a short time ago, realizing that his end was very near, came to McPherson, to die. The remains, accompanied by W. C. Root and Ritchie Boyer, son of the Judge, came in on the Santa Fe Friday and were met by twenty-five of the Masons of the city, of which fraternity the Judge was an old member. The procession moved directly from the depot to the Union Cemetery, the Masonic procession marching to the 8th and Millington street square, where conveyances were in waiting. The body was laid beside that of his first wife, who died here ten years ago. Judge Boyer was one of the first settlers and clothiers of Winfield, and prominent in its early struggles. When he left here for Durango, five years or more ago, he was the very picture of rotund, glowing health, though about that time this fatal disease began its work, and it was partially for his health that he changed residences. Of bright and jolly disposition and keen enterprise, he made many warm friends who receive the news of his death with sad regret. The Judge was less than fifty—cut off in the meridian of life.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 25, 1886.
Charley Lathrop, the sturdy cobbler at W. C. Root & Co.’s, is happy over the advent of an improved repairing jack: the most convenient thing in the land. Any repairing can be done standing up—no humping over a low bench. Another slick thing is a self-feeding button fastener that works with a treadle and an alacrity astonishing. George declares he can put the buttons on the prettiest lady’s shoe in America in two minutes, and that they’ll never come off.
                                         Some Information on Coldwell Family.
Judge Colbert Coldwell was born May 16, 1822, in Shelbyville, Tennessee. He married Martha J. Michie in 1847. They had eight children with five surviving. He died April 18, 1892, in Fresno, California, and was returned to Winfield for burial in Union Cemetery.
Mrs. Judge (Martha J.) Coldwell was born August 9, 1826, in Lawrence County, Tennes-see. She died February 10, 1895, and is buried in Union Cemetery.
The six children were Nat. C. Coldwell, William Coldwell,  P. V. Coldwell, Jennie (Jeanette) Coldwell, Leonora Coldwell, and Mrs. J. A. McCain.
W. C. Root, age 27, married Leonora Coldwell, age 22, on May 14, 1879 (book B, page  132.) Leonora died in 1886. They had two children: Colbert Coldwell, and a daughter who married J. O. Strother.
W. M. Boyer, age 41, married Jennie Coldwell, age 25, on March 31, 1880 (book B. Page  241). The Courier of March 18, 1886, stated that he died at McPherson, Kansas, and is buried at Union Cemetery.
W. C. Root, age 38, married Jennie Coldwell Boyer, age 35, on June 24, 1890. (Book F. Page 63.)  Jennie was born in Arkansas and died January 24, 1907, and is buried in Union Cemetery.
W. C. Root was born in Castleton, Vermont, on December 18, 1851. He is a graduate of the Boston High schools. He came to Winfield in 1881 and established the W. C. Root shoe store.


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