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                                                         Various Members.
                                [Forest or Forrest Rowland put in separate file.]
Rowland, J. A., age not given; spouse, M. A., 47.
Rowland, Henry, 24. No spouse listed.
Rowland, L. D., 22. Also listed: Electa Rowland, 49.  
Rowland G B, stonemason, res 311 e 7th
Rowland J C, clerk, Jarvis, Conklin & Co., res 618 e 7th
Rowland John, works court house, res 613 e 7th
Rowland, T. L., 33; spouse, Neva, 29.
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
F. P. Rowland...
Winfield Courier, March 14, 1878.
                                                     Real Estate Transfers.
    Frank Gallotti and wife to F. P. Rowland, part of s.w. of s.e. 21 32 4, 1½ acres, $125.00.
G. B. Rowland...
Arkansas City Traveler, April 19, 1876. Front Page.
                                          G. B. Rowland, sawing wood: $133.80.
N. P. Rowland...
Arkansas City Traveler, December 20, 1876.
Taken Up. A white and brown spotted steer. The owner can have it by calling on N. P. Rowland.
G. B. Rowland...
Winfield Courier, January 24, 1878.
                            COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. Claims allowed Jan. 10.
                                           Sawing wood: G. B. Rowland, $75.00.
Henry Rowland...
Winfield Courier, March 7, 1878.
                                                     Real Estate Transfers.
      Mary A. Millington and husband to Henry Rowland, Winfield, lot 4, block 146, $50.00.
John C. Rowland...
Winfield Courier, August 14, 1879.
The Normal is now in fair running order, and the teachers are getting down to hard, solid work. Profs. Wheeler, Story, and Trimble, with their corps of assistants, are working like bea­vers, and there is a united feeling among teachers and pupils to make the time count. The teachers in attendance number 117, and seem as intelligent and as capable of training the young ideas as can be found anywhere.

Below we append a corrected list of those in attendance.
                                              Included on list: John C. Rowland.
Napoleon Rowland...
Arkansas City Traveler, November 26, 1879.
Napoleon Rowland sold his tract of timber land on the Walnut, southeast of town, this week to C. M. Scott.
John C. Rowland...
Cowley County Teacher, October 8, 1879.
                                                    Cowley County Teachers.
                                                    WINFIELD—C GRADE.
                                                           John C. Rowland.
Henry Rowland...
Winfield Courier, February 19, 1880.
Married at the residence of Rev. S. Ferguson, five miles northeast of Winfield, Feb. 10th, 1880, by Rev. J. Cairns, Mr. Henry Rowland and Miss Emma A. Ferguson.
Henry is a well known and highly respected young man in our community. The bride is a daughter of Rev. Ferguson, of Walnut township.
Henry Rowland and Forest Roland [Probably Rowland]...
Winfield Courier, May 6, 1880.
A public installation of the officers of the I. O. G. T. took place in the Odd Fellow’s hall Monday evening. The society is in a very flourishing condition and is accomplishing much good in the community. The following officers were installed.
W. - C.T.D.           C. Beach.
W. V. T.                Mrs. Clara Beach.
W. S.                     Henry Rowland.
W. F. S.                 Miss Mollie Bryant.
W. T.                     R. C. Story.
W. C.                     Rev. J. Cairns.
W. M.                    Forest Roland [Rowland].
W. G.                     Miss Frederick.
W. Sen.                  F. T. Berkey.
W. R. H. S.            Mrs. E. T. Trimble.
W. L. H. S.            Mrs. Maggie Weeks.
W. A. S.                Miss Mary Cochran.
W. A. M.               Miss M. E. Gale.
E. T. Trimble taking his seat as P. W. C. Templar.
After the installation we had the pleasure of listening to the remarks by R. C. Story, E. T. Trimble, and Mr. Seward, of Kentucky.
Henry Rowland...
Winfield Courier, August 26, 1880.

At a recent meeting of the I. O. O. G. T. of this city, the following officers were installed: James Kelly, W. C. T.; Mrs. E. T. Trimble, W. V. T.; Henry Rowland, W. S.; Miss Mollie Bryant, W. F. S.; Frank Berkey, W. T.; Rev. Cairns, W. C.; Mr. Linn, W. M.; Miss Clara Berkey, W. G.; T. H. Soward, W. S.
Mrs. Henry Rowland...
Winfield Courier, February 10, 1881.
At the last regular meeting of Winfield Lodge No. 20, I. O. G. T., the following officers were installed for the ensuing term commencing February 7th, 1881.
W. C. T.: T. H. Soward.
W. V. T.: Mrs. Henry Rowland.
W. S.: J. C. Rowland.
W. F. S.: Mrs. M. L. Jewell [? Jowell ?].
W. T.: Professor E. P. Hickok.
W. C.: Rev. J. Cairns.
W. G.: Miss Mary Cairns.
W. Sen.: H. H. Siverd.
Asst. S.: Miss Ella Freeland.
I. M.: Miss Mary Clark.
I. H. S.: Miss Mary Cochran.
L. H. S.: Miss Libbie Smith.
P. W. C. T.: Professor E. T. Trimble.
L. D.: Frank W. Finch.
       SOME WRONG!
J. Rowland...
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.
                                                        J. Roland gave $1.00.
John C. Rowland...
Cowley County Courant, January 12, 1882.
The annual business meeting of the Baptist Church was held at the Courthouse on Saturday evening, December 31, 1881. The report of the officers show the following facts.
Total membership: 192.
Additions during the year: 30.
Money collected and paid out during the year for general expenses, including pastor’s salary: $1,063.88.
For the new building over $3,000 has been collected and expended, and over $300 of this amount by the ladies’ society.

The Sunday School has 19 officers and teachers, and 214 scholars, and had an average attendance of 141.
There was collected and expended for the Sunday School about $78.
The following officers were elected for the next year:
Clerk, J. C. Rowland.
Treasurer, James McDermott.
Trustees, C. A. Bliss, A. P. Johnson, J. S. Mann. B. F. Wood, and A. B. Arment.
Organist, Miss Lola Silliman.
Chorister, Geo. Cairns.
The church and Sunday School starts the new year under favorable circumstances, and it is hoped that beginning with next Sunday, they will be able to occupy their new house of worship, now nearly completed.
Anna E. Rowland...
Cowley County Courant, March 2, 1882.
The following applicants were in attendance at the examina­tion for teachers’ certificates Friday and Saturday.
F. H. Burton, J. A. Hilsabeck, L. P. King, A. D. Stuber, Miss Villa M. Combs, Jennie Davy, Clara Green, Fannie Harden, Anna Hunt, Allie L. Keyes, Maggie R. Linn, Mattie M. Linn, Lutie Newman, Fannie McKinley, Lizzie Lawson, Lilly Perrin, Rose A. Rounds, Anna E. Rowland, Haidee A. Trezise, and Nettie O. Wanner.
J. C. Rowland, Clerk and Secretary...
Winfield Courier, January 12, 1882.
The business meeting of the Baptist Church was held Saturday evening. The church is in a most healthy condition. The membership is 192 and thirty new members have been admitted during the year. The following officers were elected for the next year.
Clerk: J. C. Rowland.
Treasurer: James McDermott.
Trustees: C. A. Bliss, A. P. Johnson, J. B. Mann, B. F. Wood, and A. B. Arment.
Organist: Miss Celina Bliss.
Chorister: H. E. Silliman.
Officers of the Sunday School.
Superintendent: James McDermott.
Assistant Superintendent: B. F. Wood.
Secretary: J. C. Rowland.
Treasurer: J. S. Mann.
Organist: Miss Lola Silliman.
Chorister: George Cairns.
Their elegant new church building is fast nearing completion and will be ready for occupancy in a few weeks.
Abbie Rowland...
Winfield Courier, March 2, 1882.

We took occasion to visit Miss Melville’s room in the public school last Monday afternoon. The pupils had arranged some exercises in commemoration of the birth of Longfellow. The entertainment consisted of essays, recitations, and songs which were composed by that poet. We have not space to mention all, but some of the best recitations were given by Misses Ella Trezise, Nora Greer, Abbie Rowland, Cora Denning, and Master Charlie Edwards.
Anne Electa Rowland...
Winfield Courier, May 4, 1882.
                                                  High School Commencement.
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.
Program giving names only of participants.
Rev. J. E. Platter, Rosina Ann Frederick, William Elmer Hodges, Leni Leota Gary, Charles Israel Klingman, Ida Geneva Trezise, Hattie Eva Andrews, Anne Electa Rowland, Charles Francis Ware, Haidee Augusta Trezise, Lizzie M. McDonald, Rose Amelia Rounds, Mary Lottie Randall, James Alexander Cairns, Minnie Francis Sumpter, Rev. P. F. Jones.
Anna E. Rowland...
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.
Anna Rowland...
Winfield Courier, May 11, 1882.
                                                        Graduating Exercises.
The Graduating exercises of the Winfield High school, on last Friday evening, were well attended and the program was very interesting. Each member of the class did well, and altogether it was a highly creditable affair. The opening prayer, by Rev. Platter, was followed by a “Greeting Song” by the class, after which the Salutatory, “Is Our Destiny in Our Own Hands?” was rendered in an excellent manner by Rose Frederick. Next was a well delivered address, “Nobility of Industry,” by William Hodges, and then Leota Gary’s “Tablets of Memory,” which sparkled all over with bright thoughts, left us in a pleasing frame of mind to enjoy the music which followed. Charlie Klingman’s “Electricity” showed careful thought and was succeeded by a rendition rich in sentiment, “Beyond the Alps Lies Our Italy,” by Ida Trezise. Hattie Andrews’ “Watch” was excellently delivered as was Anna Rowland’s neat rendition of “Character is Power.” After music, that “Storms Strengthen the Oak,” was demonstrated by Charles Ware, and then in a clear, distinct voice Haidee Trezise showed the consequences of being “Weighed and Found Wanting.” Lizzie McDonald proved the necessity of constructing our characters of substantial material in “We Build Our Own Monuments.” The results of “Home Influence,” were shown by Rose Rounds. Then came more music, and after that “Delve Deeper,” by Mary Randall, and “The Value of Books,” by James Cairns. Then came the Valedictory: the farewell to school-mates and teacher, the severing of the final link that bound the class together, which was rendered in a creditable manner by Minnie Sumpter. After music was the presentation of diplomas, accompanied by words of advice and commendation, by Prof. E. T. Trimble, and with the farewell song by the class and the benediction by Rev. P. F. Jones, the exercises were ended and the class of 1882 had passed from the happy days of school life into the busy, active life of the outside world. Each member received a profusion of bouquets from appreciative friends, and deserved all the praise bestowed upon them as eager ones gathered around and congratulated them.

John Rowland...
Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.
                                                        Good Templar Items.
The Good Templars of this city on last Friday evening installed the officers for the term commencing August 1st as follows.
P. W. C. T.: Mrs. E. T. Trimble.
W. V. T.: Mrs. Riehl.
W. Sec.: James Lorton.
S. T.: Miss M. Page.
W. G.: Miss Lizzie Schaffhausen.
W. Sen.: S. B. Davis.
W. C.: John Rowland.
W. A. Sec: Miss May Halyard.
W. F. Sec.: D. C. Beach.
W. M.: Frank W. Finch.
W. D. M.: Miss Alice Dunham.
R. H. S.: Mrs. Clara T. Beach.
L. H. S.: Mrs. Kate M. Smedley.
W. C. T.: Frank H. Greer.
L. D.: E. T. Trimble.
Sec. Of Divisions: Miss Lizzie Gridley.
The Lodge has been formed into two literary divisions, furnishing exercises for the entertainment of the members alternately. The exercises consist of essays, recitations, music, debates, etc. They are now editing a semi-monthly paper called the Prohibitionist, which is always very interesting. The members are not only striving to forward in every way possible the temperance cause, but are making the lodge room a pleasant place to spend an evening. The lodge is weekly increasing in numbers, and the meetings are becoming very interesting and profitable. J. B.
John Rowland...
Winfield Courier, November 9, 1882.
The Good Templars installed their officers on last Friday evening for the quarter commencing Nov. 1st as follows.
W. C. T. S.: S. B. Davis.
W. V. T.: Mrs. N. J. Lundy.
W. S.: Miss Ella Kelly.
W. C.: John Rowland.
W. F. S.: D. C. Beach.
W. M.: Wm. Lorton.

W. T.: Mrs. Anna Hamilton.
W. I G.: Miss Mary Cairns.
W. Sen.: John Conner.
P. W. C. T.: Frank H. Greer.
W. A. S.: Frank W. Finch.
W. D. M.: Miss Alice Carson.
W. R. S.: Miss Louie Morris.
W. L. S.: Miss Lizzie Schaffhausen.
Captain of Division No. 1: F. W. Finch.
Captain of Division No. 2: James Cairns.
Organist: Miss Lola Silliman.
G. B. Rowland...
Winfield Courier, December 14, 1882.
The following bills were presented, allowed, and ordered paid:
                                  G. B. Rowland, street and alley crossings: $19.20.
Anna E. Rowland marries Lewis Billings of Cherryvale, Kansas...
Winfield Courier, January 4, 1883.
MARRIED. Married at the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. Rowland, in Winfield, December 31, 1882, by Rev. J. Cairns, Mr. Lewis Billings, of Cherryvale, Kansas, to Miss Anna E. Rowland, of this city.
Mr. Billings is a former resident of Winfield, and was at one time agent for the lumber firm of G. B. Shaw & Co., at this place. Miss Rowland is truly a “Winfield girl,” having grown to womanhood among us, and graduated last year from the Winfield High School. Her sweet disposition and pleasant manners have won for her many friends, who will greatly miss her from the circle of “single blessedness,” but wish her all the joy imaginable in her new relation.
John C. Rowland marries Rose Sample...
Winfield Courier, April 5, 1883.
MARRIED. Mr. J. C. Rowland and Miss Rose Sample were married Sunday evening by Rev. J. Cairns. The bride’s home is in Bolton Township, but she has been in Winfield for some time. Mr. Rowland has been connected with the register of deeds’ office for several years. The young couple have the best wishes of many friends.

Winfield Courier, May 10, 1883.
On last Friday Mrs. Rachael Warnock gave an old fashioned quilting at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Conklin. In the times of long ago it was the fashion for the ladies in parties of this kind to meet early in the day, and in the evening they would be joined by husbands and lovers and then would come the fun and frolic. But in this party ye gallants were left out. There were a dozen guests, as follows: Mesdames Cairns, Holloway, Fahnestock, Reed, McRaw, Lowe, Stopher, Berkey, McDonald, Rowland, Moss, and Cook.

At noon they sat down to a good, old-fashioned spread, and when work was renewed, amid laughter and jest, busy fingers soon completed a beautiful quilt. If the mothers and grandmothers who have long passed away could have looked in on the scene, they would have thought the aims of life had but little changed since their day.
Abbie Rowland...
Winfield Courier, July 12, 1883.
                                                             Roll of Honor.
The following named scholars have been present every Sunday this year.
Adult Department: J. M. Fahnestock, Mrs. Deacon Sherrard, Mrs. Dora Coe, Deacon Miller, and A. B. Arment.
Intermediate Department: Charlie Plank, Harry Hunt, Abbie Rowland, Ella Gentry, Laura Herpich, and Johnny Trezise. The last named scholar has been present every Sunday for more than three years.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rowland at Burden...
Winfield Courier, July 24, 1884.
The writer spent a day in Burden recently. We hadn’t been there for some time and were pleased to note the substantial advancement that sprightly little city is making. A number of large stone business houses and neat residences are being erected, and the place shows much general thrift and confidence. The new bank building of G. B. Shaw & Co., would do credit to a city twice the size. Burden contains a number of formerly Winfield people, among whom are Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Tolles, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rowland, Mr. and Mrs. John Ledlie, and J. G. Crawford, all prosperous and happy. When one gets out over Cowley County, sees her beautiful, lively little cities, large, well-stocked and well-cultivated farms, the impression comes forcibly that she is a mighty big institution, and worthy the praises which are universally accorded her.
F. V. Rowland and G. B. Rowland...
Winfield Courier, September 11, 1884.
DIED. Mr. and Mrs. F. V. Rowland’s little baby boy died Tuesday and was buried Wednesday afternoon from the residence of G. B. Rowland.
John C. Rowland...
Winfield Courier, October 16, 1884.
BIRTH. Jno. C. Rowland now blushingly accepts the title of “papa,” having come in possession one day last week of a bouncing new boy. We hint Jas. G. Blaine as a suitable cognomen for such a bright prattler.
John Rowland...
Winfield Courier, December 4, 1884.
The “Cowley County Bible Society” held its annual meeting at the Methodist Church last Sunday evening. The old officers, James Kirk, president; John Rowland, secretary; W. R. McDonald, treasurer; and Henry Brown, depositor; were re-elected. An excellent lecture on the Great Book of Books, the Bible, was given by Dr. Kirkwood, followed by remarks from the State agent of the American Bible Society, Rev. J. J. Thompson. About $196 worth of Bibles were distributed by the Cowley society during the past year.
Edwards & Rowland...

Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 23, 1885.
The old City Council met last night in regular session for the last time.
The following bills were allowed and ordered paid.
                                             Edwards & Rowland, rock $13.00.
Mrs. Henry Rowland at Burden...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 30, 1885.
Mrs. Henry Rowland, long a resident of Winfield and highly esteemed, is lying at the door of death at her home in Burden, from consumption. She has been lingering for a year or more, almost helpless.
                                ANOTHER PROMISING LIGHT GONE OUT.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 7, 1885.
Mrs. Emma Rowland, wife of Henry Rowland, long residents of Winfield, passed to the world beyond Saturday evening at her home in Burden. The remains were brought to this city and Monday followed by her weeping relatives and sympathizing friends to their last resting place in Union Cemetery. Thus drops off another life of promise. She was only in her twenty-fifth year: just stepping out into the radiance of womanhood. But a two years’ siege of that dreaded lingering disease, consumption, blighted all—and it must in the mysterious rulings of a Divine Providence, be for the best. She was a diligent member of the Baptist church, from where the funeral took place, conducted by Rev. Reider. The deceased was well known and highly esteemed here, and her death causes deep regret.
                                                          PASSED AWAY.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 14, 1885.
Died, in her late home in Burden, Kansas, on the 2nd inst., sister Emma A. Rowland, daughter of Rev. Solomon and Cynthia Ferguson, the latter of whom departed this life January, 1884. Two months later a daughter, Mrs. Savannah Frazier, was called to her long home. Sister Rowland is the third member of Bro. Ferguson’s family who has been called by death to leave him within the past 14 months. The deceased leaves her husband, brother Henry Rowland, with whom she was united in marriage Feb. 10th, 1880. Their union was one of love and true harmony of souls. Sister Rowland was young in life, having scarcely reached her 25th year. Having been brought up under christian influences, she early in life gave her heart to the Savior, and united with the Baptist church when but a mere child. She was warmly attached to the church of her choice and the Sabbath school in which she took great pleasure in teaching. When she removed from Winfield to Burden, she was obliged to give up her class: it was to her a great trial. Of her Sabbath school class she often spoke with great interest. She was a filling worker in the Sabbath school as long as health would permit. She was a faithful, loving daughter, an affectionate, true wife, an earnest christian, and to know her was to love her. Though during her last days she was called upon to suffer much, yet she was perfectly resigned to the will of her heavenly Father. The church of which she was a member, the society in which she moved, and the family to which she belonged have been great losers in her death. [Skipped poetry that followed.]
The funeral services were held in the Baptist church on the 4th inst., conducted by J. H. Reider, assisted by Rev. J. E. Leakey. R.
Mrs. John C. Rowland...

Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 14, 1885.
Mrs. Jno. C. Rowland returned home today after a month with relatives in Bolton township, and the handsome John rejoiceth.
G. B. Rowland, John C. Rowland...
                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 27, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
G B Rowland et ux to John C Rowland, lots 3 and 4, blk 167, Winfield: $1,500.00.
Henry Rowland...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 12, 1885.
Henry Rowland came over from Burden Sunday and spent the day in the hub, returning on the evening train.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 26, 1885.
Henry Rowland, Prof. Moore, and Miss Effie Young spent Sunday in the hub, from Burden.
John C. Rowland, Electa Rowland...
                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 21, 1886.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
John C Rowland et ux to Electa Rowland, lots 3 and 4, blk 167, Winfield: $700.00.
Elreta??? [Possibly Electa Rowland]...
                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 25, 1886.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds.
Chas. M E Barret and wife to Elreta Rowland, lot 12, blk 226, citizens of Winfield: $1,000.00.
John C. Rowland...
                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 4, 1886.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds yesterday.
John C Rowland et ux to Andrew M Journey, lot 3, blk 227, Fuller’s ad to Winfield: $700.00.
John C. Rowland [member of Jarvis, Conklin & Co.] moves to Wellington...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 4, 1886.
John Rowland, with Jarvis, Conklin & Co., went to Wellington Wednesday to take charge of a branch department in that city. Wellington will fine Mr. Rowland to be a straight forward businessman and a gentleman, one that can be relied on. We are sorry to lose John, and hope he will succeed in his new field of labor.


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