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Samuel B. Sherman

                                                        Windsor Township.
Windsor Township 1873: S. B. Sherman, 30; spouse, Jane, 21.
Kansas 1875 Census, Windsor Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name                     age sex color          Place/birth Where from
S. B. Sherman  32  m     w            Illinois               Iowa
Jane Sherman         18    f      w            Iowa                      Iowa
Windsor Township 1878: S. B. Sherman, 35; spouse, Jane, 21. P. O. Address Lazette.
Samuel B. Sherman was born in 1842 in McHenry County, Illinois. He served in the Civil War in Company K, 27th Reg. Iowa, Vol. Inf.  Soon after the close of the war, he came to Kansas from Iowa, and settled in Marshall County; and in 1871 he located in Windsor Township, Cowley County, Kansas.  He was one of the organizers of the town of Cambridge and was appointed station agent of the new railroad in 1881. In partnership with Henry F. Hicks, he became owner of the Cambridge News in 1882. They also operated a land and loan agency. He was a man of ability and held various appointive offices in Windsor Township.  He was married to Jane Sutton in 1872.
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Winfield Courier, March 13, 1874.
An accident occurred last Saturday at the saw and grist mills of Lacy & Roberts on the Grouse Creek. One man was killed and ten seriously wounded, besides a large number slightly wounded. Below we give our correspondence on the subject, which will give the details.
LAZETTE, March 8th, 1874. ED. COURIER. A terrible accident occurred at the mill of Lacy & Roberts on Saturday about 12 o’clock M. by which one man was killed, ten wounded. The mill was running at its usual speed, grinding corn, the steam gauge standing at forty pounds. Everything seemed to be in perfect order; the mill house was full of men waiting for their grinding, when by some unknown means the iron band that held the stone together bursted and runner flew into atoms knocking people down and tearing the mill house to pieces, throwing fragments some twenty or thirty yards. Freeman Wedding was struck by a large stone, which crushed his hips to a jelly and dislocated his back. The poor sufferer lingered for an hour and then expired. He leaves a wife and one child to mourn his loss. Among the wounded were Samuel Sherman, Gear Dawson, Wm. Gintes, Wm. Gubbond, Hezis. Hodgkiss, Delfunt Sutton, My Kimble, Messrs. Lacy and Roberts, and two others, names unknown. It is thought by the physicians in attendance that all the wounded will recover. The mill is situated on the Grouse Creek four miles above Lazette, and has been doing a prosperous business for some two years. The proprietors are deeply grieved at the disaster, and they have the sympathy of the entire community.
Yours respectfully, COLUMBUS SPRAGUE.
A number of witnesses were present and were quick to state that they were present at the mill of Roberts & Lacy at the time the burr burst, by which one man was killed and others wounded, taking this method of exonerating the proprietors and employees of the mill from all blame. They stated that in their opinion it was an unavoidable accident.

Winfield Courier, January 21, 1875.
                                             LAZETTE, Kansas, Jan. 19, 1875.
The citizens of Windsor Township met pursuant to a call, to organize an aid society and elect a committee to cooperate with the Cowley County committee on relief, in procuring aid for the needy. The officers of the Windsor Township aid society, are S. M. Tillson, Pres., C. J. Phenis, Vice Pres., A. J. Pickering, sec. Committee consisting of I. N. McCracken, C. J. Phenis, S. B. Sherman. On motion there was a committee of one elected for each school district to assist in canvassing the township to ascertain the exact number of destitute. The following were the appointments: District No. 15, P. McDaniel; District No. 14, W. E. Gates; District No. 16, S. D. Tomlin, District No. 87, T. J. Harris, District No. 57, Jesse Hiatt.
By order of the society the committee will canvass the township and report on Thursday evening, and send in their report to the County relief committee on Friday.
On motion it was ordered by the society that a copy of the proceedings of this meeting be furnished the COURIER and the Traveler for publication. A. J. PICKERING, Secy.
Winfield Courier, March 18, 1875.
CIVIL DOCKET. SIXTH DAY. No. 515. S. B. Sherman vs. B. H. Clover, Administrator.
Steam saw mills are located on Grouse Creek as follows: Sherman’s, six miles above Lazette; Ward & Smiley, two miles below Lazette; French & Stalter, three miles further down; Lippman’s, ten miles below Dexter, and Samuel Jay, at the mouth of Grouse. These with a steam saw mill, owned by W. H. Keiser, about four miles above Winfield on the Walnut, constitute the mills of the county at this date.
Winfield Courier, October 26, 1876.
Grouse Valley News. Sam Sherman and John Tony contemplate erecting buildings in Lazette.
Winfield Courier, November 28, 1878.
Lazette News. Sam. Sherman is again able to be out, but looks rather feeble.
Winfield Courier, May 11, 1882.
It is rumored that S. B. Sherman will start a paper in Cambridge the first of June.
Winfield Courier, September 14, 1882.
We received this week the initial number of the Cambridge News, by Sherman & Hicks. It is a neat and newsy six column paper and will be of vast benefit to Cambridge in drawing immigration and extolling the merits of the town and surrounding country. It is independent in politics, but hoists the straight republican ticket.
Winfield Courier, September 6, 1883.
Committee on credentials reported the following named delegates and alternates for their respective townships.
WINDSOR: S. B. Sherman, Capt. J. Shaw, J. C. Hendrickson, A. H. Baker.
Alternates: S. P. Martin, Joe Bunnell, J. M. Jackson, I. H. Phenis.

Winfield Courier, September 6, 1883.
THIRD COMMISSIONER DISTRICT CONVENTION. On the adjournment of the county convention, Millington, chairman of the central committee, called the delegates from the Third Commissioner district in order. S. B. Sherman of Windsor was elected chairman, and R. S. Strother of Harvey was chosen secretary. J. A. Irwin of Windsor was unanimously put in nomination for commissioner. Convention adjourned. S. B. SHERMAN, Chairman.
R. S. STROTHER, Secretary.
Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883.
                                      REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE MEETING.
The Republican Central Committee of Cowley County met Sept. 27th at 1:30 p.m., at the COURIER office, Winfield, and organized by the election of D. A. Millington, chairman; J. R. Sumpter of Beaver, secretary, and A. W. Carr of Maple, treasurer.
An executive committee of five was elected, consisting of the chairman, secretary, treasurer, L. J. Darnell of Silverdale, and S. B. Sherman of Windsor, whose duty was made to plan and carry out the campaign now to be inaugurated. Each member of the committee to have supervision in his own township. It was agreed that two sets of speakers shall be put into the field as soon as possible and two meetings be held in each township before the election if practicable.
Winfield Courier, February 21, 1884.
                     Office of the County Clerk, Winfield, Kansas, February 12th, 1884.
BOARD met in regular session agreeable to adjournment of January 16, 1884. Present: S. C. Smith (Chairman), Amos Walton, Commissioner, County Attorney, and J. S. Hunt, County Clerk.
Among other proceedings the following claims were allowed the Judges and Clerks of the February 5th 1884 election...paid from $2.00 to $6.00.
Judges: S. B. Sherman, J. C. Hendrickson, M. K. Hull.
Clerks: James Kinley, C. J. Phenis.
Winfield Courier, February 28, 1884.


The writer had the pleasure on last Saturday afternoon of accompanying a bright party of Winfield people to Cambridge. The day was clear and calm and many things were observed along the way which are worthy of note. We had been feeling very good over the rapid improvement of the queen city of the valley, Winfield, but a drive over this beautiful country revealed forcibly the vast strides being made in other parts of Cowley in the way of permanent improvement. Almost every farm shows new buildings, of one kind and another, a corral full of cattle and hogs and a general air of thrift. Some of Cowley’s best land and many of her wealthiest farmers are between Winfield and Cambridge. New Salem, the first town we strike, has the appearance of having come out of winter quarters in good spirits. Several new houses were noticed and the number of cars standing on the side track at the depot would denote quite a shipping trade. The little city over on the hill, Burden, has done itself proud during the past few months. On approaching the town we counted forty nine houses newly built or in course of erection. The place presented a business like appearance, the merchants were busy, and the streets were crowded with teams. We called around to see Brother Henthorn, but found nobody but the post office in. The Enterprise has several times accused the COURIER of being inimical to the interests of Burden, which it knew was a mistake, and we wanted to see its good looking and efficient young editor, J. W. Henthorn, and inform him of our intention to give the Enterprise and Burden a puff. The COURIER  has always claimed that Burden was a remarkable little town, and while the railroad and splendid country around it have done much, there is no doubt that the town owes more of its prosperity to the Enterprise than to anything else. It has advertised and made Burden: the town never could have been what it is without a good local paper. Torrance has made but few recent changes. The most prominent thing is its fine schoolhouse, which is a very creditable structure. In traveling through Cowley, in any direction, the schoolhouses are a noticeable feature. At New Salem the schoolhouse would do honor to a much larger town. Burden’s schoolhouse is the finest building in the place, while that at Cambridge is superior to any outside of Winfield, Arkansas City, or Burden. It is a two story stone structure, 30 x 60 feet, is splendidly furnished, and has a fine bell. Mr. Will C. Barnes, a Winfieldite, to whom the company are under many obligations for courtesies extended, is principal and Miss Lizzie Palmer, well known to many Winfield people, is assistant. They are among Cowley’s most capable teachers and are giving good satisfaction. Of course, we called on the Cambridge News, and found the proprietors, Messrs. S. B. Sherman and H. F. Hicks, at home. One of them was busily engaged trying to explain to a rural gentleman that the News had ten times as many subscribers as that “vile sheet,” the Burden Enterprise, and that their list had increased until it contained one-fiftieth as many as the Winfield COURIER, the oldest and most reliable paper in the county. He must have been correct. Mr. W. G. Seaver, the energetic, intelligent young editor of the News, was at his post, but instead of writing narrow gauge editorials, he was making selections of type from a specimen book, with which to start a paper at Dexter in a few weeks. He thinks he can make a paper pay at that place. He is a racy writer and was at one time connected with the St. Joe Gazette. Should he start a paper at Dexter, it will undoubtedly be a success in point of excellence, the only uncertain thing being a sufficient patronage. We supposed that no Satanic angels ever visited a sequestered spot like Cambridge, but they do. A man with a grip and twenty-five cents worth of soap done up in little wads, opened out there during our stay. His lusty voice drew a crowd around him, and after placing five and two dollar bills in some of the wrappers and rolling them up, he commenced to dispose of the soap to persons who were anxious to get five dollars for two. After clearing fifty dollars, twenty of which came from a young man who seemed illy able to make such a contribution, he quietly slid out of town. There are always men ready to fall into such traps, and the only lamentable thing about it is that experience dost seem to teach them anything. We were pleased to meet at Cambridge Miss Tirzah A. Hoyland, who has been the regular correspondent of the COURIER from New Salem for many years. She is one of Cowley’s most intelligent ladies and has written many good things for this paper. She was visiting friends there. In and around Cambridge are many substantial, intelligent men, and other than those already named, we might mention F. S. Coons, proprietor of the Cambridge House, W. H. Palmer, Thos. S. Griffin, J. B. Lukens, L. B. Carter, J. P. Craft, J. S. Bernard, James B. Rowe, and others whose names we did not get. It is also the home of County Commissioner, J. A. Irwin.
Winfield Courier, March 20, 1884.
The Republican Central Committee of Cowley County, Kansas, will meet at the COURIER office, in Winfield, on Saturday, March 22nd at 1:30 p.m. to call a convention and transact important business connected with the coming campaign.
S. B. Sherman of Windsor township was a member of the committee.
Winfield Courier, April 10, 1884.
S. B. Sherman is able to be seen on our streets again.
Winfield Courier, April 24, 1884.
Delegates. Windsor: S. B. Sherman, R. F. Roberts, J. C. Hendrickson, W. L. Koons.
Winfield Courier, June 19, 1884.
S. B. Sherman, one of the proprietors of the Cambridge News, made the capital a business visit Tuesday. The change of trains on the Southern Kansas makes it much more convenient for residents of eastern Cowley. They can hop on the train in the morning, come to the county seat, have five hours in which to transact business, and return in the evening.
Winfield Courier, November 13, 1884.
S. B. Sherman was over from Cambridge Monday.
                                        CAMBRIDGE AND VICINITY. “H.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 26, 1885.
S. B. Sherman is fencing in his lots, thus adding quite an improvement to his part of town.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 4, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds yesterday.
E A Norris and husband to Sherman & Hicks, n ½ of sw ¼ 12-33-s 7 e, 80 acres: $800.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 25, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers, filed in the office of Register of Deeds yesterday.
S B Sherman and wife and Henry F Hicks and wife to E H Long, lots 13 and 14, blk 11, and lots 14 and 16, blk 12, and lots 5, 9, and 12, blk 19, Cambridge: $400.
H S Hicks, et ux, to S B. Sherman, ½ of lots 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, and 11, block 8, and lots 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 11, block 10, and ½ of lot 22, block 12, all in Cambridge: $550.
S B Sherman, et ux, to H S Hicks, ½ of lots 2 and 4, block 13, Cambridge: $115.
Elisha H Long, et ux, to S. B. Sherman, lots 1 and 10, block 8, lot 12, block 9 and lot 10, block 10, Cambridge: $200.
S M Fall et ux to S B Sherman, lots 1, 4, 7 and 11, block 9, Cambridge: $30.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 2, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds yesterday.
S B Sherman et al to J B Lukens, lot 12 blk 14, Cambridge: $12.00.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 16, 1885.

The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
Cambridge Town Co. to S. B. Sherman, pt of sw qr se qr and sec 28 and of nw qr ne qr 33-32-7e: $50.
                                                       CAMBRIDGE. “H.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 3, 1885.
Dr. S. Wilkins reports a boy, a late arrival at S. B. Sherman’s. S. B. wears a broad smile all the time since his arrival.
                                                OTTER VALLEY. “JESSE.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 10, 1885.
J. B. Rowe and S. B. Sherman spent Wednesday in Winfield.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 24, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
S B Sherman et al to Sarah Frazier, lot 5, blk 2, Cambridge: $15.00.
Samuel B Sherman et al to J L Cox, lot 1, blk 11, Cambridge: $125.00.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 14, 1886.
S. B. Sherman, of Cambridge, has been in the hub a day or two, snow-bound.
                                                      ROAD NOTICES (6).
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 28, 1886.
3) Petition signed by J. P. Lawyer and others of Dexter and Otter townships, asking for a view and a survey for the purpose of locating a certain County Road: Commencing at the southwest corner of section 23, township 32 south, range 7 east, thence east on section line to southeast corner of southwest quarter section 21, thence north ¼ mile to northwest corner southwest quarter of southeast quarter section 24, thence east on north line of south half southeast quarter, section 24, and on north line of lots 25, 26, 27, 28, and 29 to northwest corner of lot 30, section 19, township 32 south, Range 8 east, thence east and north on the most practicable route through lots 19 and 18 to northwest corner of lot 17, section 19, township 32 south, range 3 east, and thence east on north line of lot 17 to intersect the A. A. Mills County Road, where it crosses the north line of lot 17, section 19, township 32 south, Range 8 east. Also beginning at northwest corner of lot 25, section 19, township 31 south, range 8 east, thence north on section line to northwest corner, lot 8, section 19, township 32 south, range 8 east, and also to vacate all of the A. A. Mills county road between the northwest corner of lot 8 and the north line of lot 17, section 19, township 32 south, range 8 east. W. E. Johnson, S. B. Sherman, and E. R. Shook, Viewers; N. A. Haight, County Surveyor. February 26, 1886, date set.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 4, 1886.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds yesterday.
S B Sherman et al to Margaret J Weaverling, pt lot 32, blk 12, Cambridge: $20.00.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 11, 1886.

The Cambridge News has been suspended. A. V. Wilkinson, its editor for years, has bought an interest in the material and with Sherman & Hicks will move it to Udall and start a paper there. Al is a good newspaper man and will give Udall a lively sheet.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 11, 1886.
                                                             Road Notice.
NOTICE is hereby given, That at a session of the Board of Commissioners of Cowley County, Kansas, held on the 9th day of January, A. D. 1886, a petition signed by J. P. Lawyer and others of Dexter and Otter townships, asking for a view and a survey for the purpose of locating a certain county road described as follows: Commencing at the sw cor sec 23 twp 32 r 7 east, thence east on section line to se cor sw qr sec 24, thence north qr mile to nw cor sw qr sec 24, thence east on north line of s hi of se qr sec 24 and on north line of lots 25, 26, 27, 28 & 29 to nw cor of lot 30 sec 19 twp 32 s r 8 e, thence east and north on most practicable route through lots 16 and 18 to nw cor of lot 17 sec 19 twp 32 s r 8 e; thence east on north line of lot 17 to intersect the A. A. Mills county road where it crosses the north line of lot 17, sec 19 two 32 s r 8e. And also to vacate all of the A. A. Mills county road between the nw cor of lot 8 and the north line of lot 17 sec 19 twp 32 s of r 8 e was presented and granted, and that W. E. Johnston, S. B. Sherman, and E. B. Shook, viewers, and N. A. Haight, County Surveyor, will meet at the place of beginning of said road, on the 3rd day of April, A. D., 1886, at 9 o’clock a.m. of said day, and proceed to view and survey said road, and give all parties a hearing.
Done by order of the Board of Commissioners of Cowley County, Kansas.
                               S. J. SMOCK, County Clerk and Clerk of said Board.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 18, 1886.
The first number of the Udall Record is at hand. Sherman, Hicks & Wilkinson, formerly manipulators of the Cambridge News, are proprietors, and A. V. Wilkinson, editor. The Record is a six column folio, neat and lively, and a credit to the bustling little city it represents. Al will make ’er move.


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