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Various Saunders Families

                                                      COWLEY COUNTY.
             [Note: J. H. Saunders, Winfield and Tisdale Township in Separate File.]
Kansas 1875 Census Sheridan Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name                     age sex color    Place/birth     Where from
C. W. Saunders      49  m     w      New York              Michigan
H. M. Saunders      42    f      w      Michigan                Michigan
G. E. Saunders 21  m     w      Michigan                Michigan
S. W. Saunders      10  m     w      Kansas
H. Saunders           52  m     w      New York              California
E. C. Saunders 19    f      w      Ohio                       Ohio
J. Saunders         1  m     w      Kansas
Saunders, C. W., 45; spouse, Mrs. C. W., 37.
Saunders, H., 60. No spouse listed.
Saunders, J. H., 27; spouse, Mrs. J. H., 24.
Saunders, Charles W., 46; Saunders, Harriet B., 36.
Saunders, Horace, 50. No spouse listed.
SHERIDAN TOWNSHIP 1880: [I really question entries for 1880.]
Saunders, Charles, 54; spouse [daughter?], E. E., 24.
Saunders, George, 27; spouse [mother?], H. M., 48
Saunders, H., 56; spouse [daughter?], M. C., 22.
Saunders, C. W., 56; spouse, H. M., 47.
Saunders, H., 59; spouse [daughter?], E. C., 25.
Saunders, George E., 26; spouse, M. C., 23.
Saunders, James F., 30; spouse, Anna, 23.
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
C. W. Saunders: Silver Creek...
Cowley County Censor, May 13, 1871.
STRAYED OR STOLEN. From the undersigned, on Silver Creek, 12 miles east of Winfield, four ponies. DESCRIPTION GIVEN. Leave information at the Winfield Post Office, or at my house at the crossing of Winfield road on Silver Creek. C. W. SAUNDERS.
Charles W. Saunders...
Winfield Courier, March 18, 1875.
The following is a list of cases that will stand for trial at the March term, A. D., 1875, of the District Court of Cowley County, to be holden on and from the 22nd day, and have been placed on the Trial Docket in the following order.
                                          FIRST DAY—CRIMINAL DOCKET.
                                      State of Kansas versus Charles W. Saunders.

Dr. R. A. Saunders of Illinois looking for place to start a cattle ranch...
Winfield Courier, August 19, 1875.
We were highly pleased to receive a visit last Saturday from Gen. L. F. Ross and Dr. R. A. Saunders, of Avon, Illinois. They have been looking around through the country with a view to start a cattle ranch. They are both gentlemen of means and experience and would be quite an addition to the already good community here, could they be induced to settle. They expressed themselves as highly pleased with Cowley County, as is everybody who comes here with an eye to business.
Harriet Saunders...
Winfield Courier, December 23, 1875.
                                                 Witness fee: Harriet Saunders.
Mr. Saunders (?), Sheridan Township...
Winfield Courier, May 25, 1876. Editorial Page.
Mr. Saunders has moved off his valley farm to a claim taken by his son on the ridge west of Silver.
Saunders crossing: Silver Creek...
Winfield Courier, August 24, 1876.
There will be a Sunday School pic-nic near the Jarvis schoolhouse, on Silver Creek, above the Saunders crossing, on Friday, September 1st, at 10 o’clock a.m. Prof. Hickok and others, not connected with the school, are to be present. A general invitation is extended to the public.
Geo. Saunders: Sheridan township...
Winfield Courier, November 2, 1876.
The township ticket nominated in Silverdale without regard to party, is as follows: for trustee, B. A. Davis; clerk, S. Catrell; treasurer, W. Estes; justices, W. S. Coburn and D. Francisco; constables, W. S. Gilman and H. L. C. Gilstrap.
In Sheridan township, as follows: trustee, John E. Mayse; treasurer, E. Shriver; Clerk, R. R. Longshore; constables, Geo. Saunders and Will Smith.
B. M. Saunders of Tisdale...
Winfield Courier, April 5, 1877.
The following named gentlemen, citizens of Cowley County, started for the Black Hills last Monday: S. N. Beal, A. Hightower, J. Moore, G. Gates, G. Graham, H. Mullin, B. N. Wright, J. Bayard, W. and J. Brunnels, C. Hammel, and Mr. Culp, of Grouse Creek, and S. M. Gardner, B. M. Saunders, and P. King, of Tisdale.
George Saunders...
Winfield Courier, February 21, 1878.
                                             PICK-UPS BY OUR RAMBLER.

EDITOR COURIER: I left Winfield on the 12th inst. on a ramble, called to see many of our farmers, especially in the eastern part of the county. I found them, generally, in good spirits, but rather blue over so much mud. I think, myself, this mud question is rather thin after my week’s ride through it.
On my trip I visited the quiet little town of Tisdale; met at this place J. W. Wright, late of Clark County, Iowa. He is both farmer and doctor. I also called upon W. D. Lytle, late of Fremont County, Iowa, who has purchased a drug store in Tisdale, and is keeping a general line of drugs; he is also studying medicine under directions of Dr. Davis, of Winfield.
After obtaining many subscriptions for the leading paper at that point, I started north through Sheridan Township. I stopped overnight with Wm. Ovington, who informed me that the rabbits around there were dying with a disease resembling cholera, four or five being found dead in one burrow. I made further inquiry and found his statement corroborated by others in the same vicinity. It is hoped this disease will spread all over the state as it beats rewards for scalps. It is to be hoped the wolves will be likewise afflicted.
I took dinner with the good-hearted, genial, hospitable Kentuckian, Arthur Bonwell, who, of course, takes the COURIER. Going north I met Geo. Saunders and E. Pate, who are making well drilling a business; met also on my journey many newcomers, among others Robert Parmley, from Monticello, Kentucky, who has bought a farm of Mr. Burnett in Sheridan Township.
Henry Quier has been trying a new plan of catching hawks which is a success. He places a dead rabbit in a low place, then sets a steel trap over the rabbit, covering it with fur. When the hawk makes a dive for his prey, he finds himself a victim of misplaced confidence.
I visited the noted wolf hunter, Aaron Treadway, who was lately chasing a wolf when it suddenly turned and caught his best hound by the nose. Aaron, seeing something had to be done or his hound would be killed, jumped from his horse, and drawing his pocket knife in one hand, caught the wolf by the throat with the other, and held it while he plunged the knife to its hilt in its side until it was dead. I think he would be some in a bear fight.
Messrs. Saunders and Ozane (?)...
Winfield Courier, July 4, 1878.
Messrs. Saunders and Ozane are making another sweep at our hog crop, which will leave with us considerable money, although they are not paying a very high price.
B. F. Saunders...
Winfield Courier, December 12, 1878.
Among the substantial citizens of Cowley County who have favored the COURIER in the past few days by payments on subscription, are, D. S. Brown, W. H. Denning, W. W. Bush, D. Thompson, R. W. Anderson, George Walker, N. B. Sipe, B. Alexander, W. Christopher, J. J. Christopher, E. Wilson, L. Prickett, A. Booth, F. M. Savage, E. Pate, H. L. Barker, J. M. Harcourt, J. M. Rosson, A. D. Edwards, R. R. Longshore, J. F. Lacey, T. R. Carson, A. E. Silliman, R. White, W. H. Hartman, M. S. Troxel, Warren Wood, B. F. Saunders, J. J. Michener, C. R. Myles, J. H. Lee, W. A. Butterfield, J. H. Beckley, W. H. Gilliard, S. B. Littell, P. W. Crawford, W. H. Melville, D. W. Pierce, J. W. Haynes, J. Nixon,
A. J. Pickering, Joel Mason, Daniel Kempton, H. S. Brooking, P. Buckley, J. R. Scott, W. C. Briant, J. J. Johnson, S. Pennington, J. Shaw, R. Gilstrap, J. A. Goforth, S. W. Huff, L. Stout, and S. Cavanaugh. Thanks, gentlemen.
Ithinor [Ithamer?] Saunders: Rock township...

Winfield Courier, March 18, 1880.
Tuesday morning county attorney Torrance and L. J. Webb returned from Rock township where they have been trying the parties engaged in the schoolhouse riot which occurred in district 72 last January. Five of the parties, Jno. Bailey, Abram Brown, Jno. Chitwood, Dero Meader, and Ithinor [Ithamer?] Saunders were convicted and fined one cent and costs, amounting in all to fifty dollars. The trouble occurred over the division of the district and the attempt of the above named parties to move the schoolhouse against the wishes of the directors.
1891: Ithamer Saunders marries Miranda Rhoads, both of Winfield...
Daily Calamity Howler, Wednesday, October 7, 1891.
TO BE MARRIED. Mr. Ithamer Saunders and Mrs. Miranda Rhoads, both of Winfield, have taken license to wed, and the ceremony will be performed this evening by his honor, Judge Sitton.
Ben F. Saunders, of Burden, shot by Henry Causey...
Cowley County Courant, April 6, 1882.
Burden comes to the front with a shooting affray, though so far we have been unable to get the full particulars, only being able to get one side of the story, that of the man who did the shooting. The man who was shot is Ben Saunders, and his assail­ant is Henry Causey. The two live on adjoining farms about four miles west of Burden, and from what we can learn, have not been on the most friendly terms. Causey is an old resident; and according to his story, some eight years or more ago had his land surveyed and planted a hedge on the line, as then established between him and the farm now owned by Saunders. It appears that recently Saunders had a new survey made without giving notice to Causey, and the new line established runs over onto Causey’s land, taking away from his hedge and a strip of cultivated land. Thursday, Saunders went over into Causey’s field and began plowing, when Causey went out with a shotgun and ordered him off. Saunders refused to go, and said he had a notion to go and get his gun. Causey said to go ahead and get it, when Saunders replied that if he should, Causey would run. Causey said for him to try it and see, and Saunders started toward his house, but after going about a hundred yards turned and came back and picked up some stones and threw them at Causey. He then started on to plowing when Causey fired at him, the shot taking effect in Saunders’ legs, which seemed to lessen his appetite for agricul­tural pursuits the remainder of the day.
Causey came over to Winfield in the evening and tried to have the County Attorney have him arrested for assault and battery, but Mr. Jennings refused to file a complaint against him until he had time to look up the case. Causey has retained Henry Asp to defend him, and is expecting to be arrested any hour. He says he would much rather have a preliminary examination here in Winfield than over at Burden.
Winfield Courier, April 6, 1882.

Quite a shooting scrape occurred in Silver Creek Township last week. Early surveys established a line between the farms of Henry H. Causey and Ben Saunders, on which a hedge was growing. Another survey established the line farther over on Causey’s land and left the hedge on Saunders’s. Last week Saunders went on the strip given him by the last survey to plow, when Causey came out with a gun and ordered him off. Saunders refused to go and, after some words, Causey blasted away, filling Saunders’s legs with fine bird shot. He then came to town and gave himself up to the authorities. His preliminary examination was held Monday. He was held over to bail in $1,000 for his appearance at court.
Cowley County Courant, April 13, 1882.
Last Thursday H. H. Causey, living four miles west of town, shot B. F. Saunders, who lives on a farm adjoining, throwing some fifty-nine shot in his left leg and thirteen in the right. The difficulty arose over the possession of a piece of land cut off of Causey’s farm by recent survey and added to the Saunders farm. Mr. Saunders went onto the strip to plow and Causey ordered him to leave. Saunders refused to leave and insisted on going ahead with the plowing, when Causey shot him, taking effect as above. Dr. Phelps was called and dressed the wounds and Mr. Saunders is getting along very well. Mr. Causey was arrested and had a preliminary examination before Squire Smith, at Burden, on Monday and was bound over to court, the bond being placed at one thou­sand dollars. Burden Enterprise.
Cowley County Courant, May 4, 1882.
In the case of the State vs. Hank Causey, charged with shooting Mr. Saunders, the jury returned a verdict of assault and battery. Mr. Causey was fined $100 and adjudged to pay the costs.
G. E. Saunders, Sheridan township...
Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.
Delegates entitled to seats.
Sheridan: E. I. Johnson, B. Shriver, G. E. Saunders.
Charles Saunders...
Winfield Courier, September 7, 1882.
                                    Charles Saunders, Co. C, 17th Kansas Infantry.
George O. Saunders, Cherokee Nation representative...
Arkansas City Traveler, October 4, 1882.
Messrs. George O. Saunders and Jordan were in our city several days of the past week. These gentlemen are the autho­rized agents for the Cherokee Nation to collect the tax due the Cherokees for holding stock on the strip in the Territory south of the State line.
C. W. Saunders...
Winfield Courier, December 6, 1883.
                            OFFICIAL COUNT -OF- BRYAN & LYNN’S PEAS!
Number of peas in jar 13,242. Prize awarded to Mr. John Shields, of New Salem, his guess being 13,247.
Ten next nearest guesses are:
Mrs. Cal Ferguson: 13,275
J. R. Taylor: 13,283

Sam Slate: 13,331
F. M. Freeland: 13,333
J. F. Miller: 13,333
Mrs. Van Way: 13,333
D. L. Kretsinger: 13,333
W. M. Palmer: 13,160
C. W. Saunders: 13,400
J. A. Patterson: 13,407
Total number guesses: 901. Highest guess: 5,000,000. Lowest guess: 700.
We, the undersigned, certify that we have counted the contents of the glass jar in Bryan & Lynn’s window, personally and carefully, and find the number of peas to be 13,242.
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Saunders (Mrs. H. B. Quier) dies...
Winfield Courier, August 7, 1884.
DIED. Mrs. H. B. Quier, aged 29 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Saunders of this city, died last Thursday at her home in Tisdale Township. She had been ill about a week with typhoid fever and had rallied sufficiently to be around, when a relapse came in a congestive chill and took her off in a few hours. She was a Baptist and highly respected in her neighborhood. She left a sorrowing husband and five children.
Wm. Saunders, Winfield...
Winfield Courier, September 18, 1884.
S. S. Stivers has sold his Ninth Avenue restaurant to Wm. Saunders.
Frank Saunders...
Winfield Courier, November 20, 1884.
The family of Frank Saunders arrived from Iowa on the 14th inst.
Courtney Saunders...
Winfield Courier, December 11, 1884.
                                                             School Report.
Report of School District No. 97, for the month ending December 5, 1884: Number of pupils enrolled during month, 4. Total number enrolled: 26. Average attendance: 21. Names of pupils who were present each day during month: Geo. Thomas, Martin Firebaugh, James Vandewark, Emma Vandewark, Albert Miller, Nettie Black, Courtney Saunders, Maggie Martin, Alvie Firebough [?1st time Firebaugh??], Hattie Miller.
Names of pupils who were not tardy during month: Geo. Thomas, Emma Vandewark, Albert Miller, Nettie Black, Courtney Saunders, Maggie Martin, Hettie Miller. Courtney Saunders and Maggie Martin have not been tardy during term. Ed. G. ROBERTS, Teacher.
Wm. Saunders...
                                         Abstract of County Auditor’s Report.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 1, 1885.
The following is an abstract of the report of the claims allowed by the County Auditor for the month of November, A. D., 1884.
                                                  Wm. Saunders et al. Jury fee.

Mr. J. W. Saunders, of Quincy, Michigan...
                                          WATER MUST BE PROHIBITED.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 30, 1885.
What on earth are the people of Kansas coming to next—even water, the ale from heaven, is dangerous. Whiskey and beer have been shut off, compelling us to fall back with a dull thud on water, and now that must go, in Wellington. The Lord evidently has some awful vengeance in store for that city. Mr. J. W. Saunders, of Quincy, Michigan, who has been exhibiting a stock feed steamer in this section, is laid up at the Commercial from drinking Wellington water. He and six others keeled over at the table of a hotel in that city the other evening, after whiffing the crystal draught. During the stilly hours of a whole night death stared them in the face. Mr. Saunders is yet in bad shape. Examination showed the water to have been taken from a cistern filled with decayed wood and other matter; containing poison that would have produced death without quick and effective remedies. Wellington is certainly in a bad fix. What will become of her when even her heavenly ale is a harbinger of death. She must get up a new temperance beverage and prohibit water. Save your “rep” at any cost, dear sister.
J. W. Saunders...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.
                                                              City Council.
                                    Referred bill of J. W. Saunders, $3.75, allowed.
Wm. Saunders...
Arkansas City Republican, April 24, 1886.
Wm. Saunders, J. R. Elmore, and Standley Knowles, of the first ward, are each building additions to their residence.
James F. Saunders...
                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 2, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds yesterday.
James F Saunders et ux to B W Trout s hf ne qr and e hf se qr 35-33-5e: $400
Wm. Saunders...
                                                      COUNTY FATHERS.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 6, 1885.
The County Fathers met in adjourned session yesterday. The matter of a superintendent and matron of the County Poor Farm was considered. The bids were: R. L. Hogue, $1,200; Sam Martin, $800; Wm. Saunders, $800; David M. Sidle, $600; Nelson Utley, $460. Utley’s bid being the lowest and his standing and recommendations being first-class, he was awarded the contract, providing he enters into satisfactory agreement and undertaking with the Board. Mr. Utley is a pioneer of Windsor township, where he now resides. He will move his family right on to the poor farm and will no doubt prove to be the right man.
James Saunders...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 24, 1886. From Tuesday’s Daily.

Henry Hanson was arrested yesterday on the charge of assaulting Jas. Saunders with a file with the intention of killing him. He was brought before Judge Kreamer and put under bond to appear for trial this afternoon. Both parties reside several miles northeast of the city.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 24, 1886. From Wednesday’s Daily.
Jas. Saunders, who was up for assaulting Henry Hanson, was fined $10 and costs by Judge Kreamer. James paid up without a murmur.
Mr. (?) Saunders and family moving to Iowa...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 20, 1885.
Mr. Saunders and family left Thursday for Iowa, to make that State their future home.
Amy J. Saunders...
                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 10, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
J M Alexander et ux to Amy J Saunders, tract in Alexander ad to Winfield: $100.
Amy J. Saunders...
                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 1, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
Amy J Saunders to Sidney S Wood, tract in 27-32-4e: $1,100.
J M Alexander et ux to Amy J Saunders, and hus, tract in ne qr 28-32-4e: $200.
D. W. Saunders...
                                                 BAPTIST CONVENTION.
            The Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Walnut Valley Baptist Association.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 15, 1885.
The fifteenth annual gathering of the Walnut Valley Baptist Association assembled with the Baptist church of this city yesterday at 10:30 a.m. In the absence of the Moderator, Rev. W. F. Harper, of Wichita, was called to the chair; Rev. W. J. Sandefur, of Sunny Dale, clerk.
The annual sermon was preached by Rev. J. C. Post, of Wichita, from the text, 1st Cor. I-31.32. Subject, “God’s purpose of restoring man from sin to holiness.” Points made were 1st, Christ given to set aside the effects of the fall.
Among the things to be done for man is fit him for companionship with God—
1st. He must be made wise. 2nd. He must be made righteous. 3rd. He must be sanctified. 4th. Redeemed. 5th. He will be glorified. The sermon was a timely and able effort, and was well received by the congregation.
The Chair appointed the following committee.
On enrollment: Rev. W. Bates, of El Dorado; Miller, of Augusta; and Bro. W. D. Bastow, Wellington.
On religious services: Pastor Reider and the Deacons of the Winfield church.
The moderator read the Constitution and Rules of order. The church letter of Winfield was read, after which the Association adjourned with prayer and benediction by D. W. Saunders.
Harriet M. Saunders...

                                           LITIGATION’S LENGTHY LIST.
            The Grist in Waiting for the December, 1885, Term of the District Court,
                                                Beginning Tuesday, the 15th.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 10, 1885.

                                             CIVIL DOCKET. EIGHTH DAY.
Harriet M Saunders vs Martin L Hollingsworth & M S Hollingsworth, J F McMullen pros.
C. W. Saunders...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 14, 1886.
The last few days have been rough on stock. So few persons have ventured to the city that we are unable to give anything more than a rough idea of the extent of damages. In this city fowls and some domestic animals have frozen. C. W. Saunders, southwest of this city, lost fifteen head of cattle. C. L. Darr lost one cow or calf. We presume the loss has been great. Such a sudden and severe Polar wave could not fail to do immense damage.
Burden Eagle.
Saunders, the tool thief...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 4, 1886.
John W. Locke, deputy sheriff of Neosho County, was here Thursday from Chanute and took back with him Saunders, the tool thief gobbled here yesterday. Saunders’ original steal was worth $60, but he sold most of the tools at Cherryvale and Independence.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 11, 1886.
Marshal McFadden and Amos Snowhill returned, Wednesday, from Chanute, where they went as witnesses against the tool thief, Saunders, arrested here last week. He was bound over. It was near Chanute in Neosho County where the horrible Zell murder occurred—the cutting of the throats of father, mother, son, and daughter in their peaceful slumbers, the other night, an account of which our news columns give. Mr. Snowhill reports the most intense excitement and that now little doubt exists that the sixteen-year-old boy, the only one of the family escaping, was the murderer, with probably an assistant, though the boy maintains a straight denial, with a very crooked story. It was one of the most revolting murders in the state’s history, and with no apparent object.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 11, 1886.
Marshal McFadden left Monday eve for Chanute, where he is a witness in the State against Saunders, the party the Marshal took in here a few days ago with a set of stone cutter’s tools in his possession.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 11, 1886.
Marshal McFadden, donning a new suit in which Solomon in all his glory wouldn’t look half so natty, lit out for Chanute Monday eve, taking to Independence the run-away boys. He goes to Chanute as a witness against the tool thief, Saunders, arrested here last week.


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