Posey Creek, Salt City, Geuda Springs, Arkansas City.
Bolton Township 1873: Lincoln Small; spouse, Esther J., 38.
Kansas 1875 Census Bolton Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name age sex color Place/birth Where from
Lincoln Small 46 m w Maine Michigan
E. J. Small 37 f w Michigan Michigan
E. A. Small 17 f w Michigan Michigan
I.? F. Small 15 f w Michigan Michigan
L. J. Small 12 f w Michigan Michigan
A. E. Small 7 f w Michigan Michigan
Bolton Township 1876: Lincoln Small, 47; spouse, E. J., 40.
Bolton Township 1878: Lincoln Small, 49; spouse, Esther, 42.
Bolton Township 1880: L. Small, 51. No spouse listed.
FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Winfield Messenger, September 6, 1872.
T. K. Johnston, at the post office, has on exhibition the largest water melon of the season.
It was donated to Mr. Johnston by L. Small, of Posey Creek, and weighs 42 pounds.
Winfield Courier, March 18, 1875.
At a meeting of the directors of the grange mills, M. S. Roseberry was elected president, L. Small, secretary, and M. R. Leonard, treasurer. It was decided to begin work June 1st, or as soon as the $5,000 in stock was taken in.
Mrs. (?) Small...
Arkansas City Traveler, February 16, 1876.
MRS. SMALL brought us a branch from an elm tree in full bud. The wild plum trees are blooming, some peach trees in bloom, and wheat nine inches high. A few more weeks and the farmers will begin to think about harvesting.
Mrs. (?) Small...
Arkansas City Traveler, May 24, 1876.
MRS. SMALL received a severe fall as she was getting out of a wagon, last week, while in town.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 7, 1876.
MARRIED. On Sunday, June 4, 1876, at the residence of the bride’s father, by Rev. J. B. Herbert, Mr. Edgar M. Bird to Miss E. A. Small.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 9, 1877. Front Page.
Coal at Salt City.
SALT CITY, KAS., April 28, 1877.
At a meeting called for the purpose of taking action with regard to the organization of a coal company at this place. On motion Mr. L. Small was elected Chairman and W. E. Chenoweth, Secretary.
A letter was read by Mr. Wm. Berkey, from Todd & Royal, with regard to their proposition, on the shaft already begun. Short speeches were made by the following named persons, concerning the past, present, and future coal prospects: Messrs. Foster, Broadbent, Acton, Mills, Ward, Berry, Chenoweth, Berkey, Reynolds, and Lewis. A lively time was had.
On motion of Mr. Wm. Berkey, an election of five directors for a coal company was ordered. This resulted in the selection of the following gentlemen: George Reynolds, J. H. Hudson, Robert Mills, L. Small, and Wm. Berkey.
Moved and seconded that H. B. Pruden be the Treasurer of the company. On motion, W. E. Chenoweth was chosen Secretary.
Messrs. Berkey and Mills were instructed to confer with Todd & Royal and make arrangements with them on a proposition to proceed with the old shaft.
Motion made by Mr. Lewis that the two men who confer with Todd & Royal meet the Board of Directors on Saturday, May 5th, 1877, at 10 o’clock a.m., and give their report of the result of the conference, and that they invite Todd & Royal to meet the board at that time in the schoolhouse at Salt City.
Motion carried that there be a meeting of the citizens of the vicinity, and all interested parties, at 2 o’clock p.m., at the same place, May 5th, 1877.
Moved and carried that the Arkansas City Traveler, Winfield Courier, and Oxford Independent be requested to publish these minutes.
On motion the meeting adjourned. L. SMALL, Chairman.
W. E. CHENOWETH, Secretary.
[COWLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS.]
Winfield Courier, July 12, 1877.
L. Small received $2.00 for his service as an election judge.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 25, 1877.
NARROW ESCAPE. While O. C. Skinner was crossing Shilocco Creek in the Territory last week, one horse refused to swim, the wagon box floated off, and one of the ladies—Miss Ida Small—was carried down stream, and would have drowned if she had not been rescued. Mr. Skinner had crossed the creek many times before, but was not aware it was so deep, knowing there had been no rain and forgetting that the Arkansas was full, and that the backwater was in all the streams emptying into it. The parties in the wagon were Mary Skinner, Ida Small, Miss Graves, and himself. When the contrary horse laid on his side and the wagon stopped, the bed floated off. The horses then plunged and made for the shore. Mr. Skinner held to the box until he could jump ashore and land his sister and Miss Graves. He then ran downstream after the missing girl, whose hand he saw extended out of the water. In a few minutes, after an effort worthy of the young man, he succeeded in getting her to shore. After throwing up a quantity of water, she gained her senses, and was brought safely home.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 3, 1877.
NOTICE TO HUNTERS. We the undersigned, citizens of Bolton Township, will not permit shooting or hunting on our premises, and we are jointly combined to enforce the same. JOHN LINTON, S. PEPPER, J. W. BROWN, L. SMALL, J. D. GUTHRIE, W. McGINNIS, WM. TRIMBLE.
Ida Small marries O. C. Skinner...
Arkansas City Traveler, December 26, 1877.
MARRIED. The marriage of O. C. Skinner and Miss Ida Small, took place at the residence of the bride’s parents on last Wednesday, in the presence of a few invited friends. The ceremony was performed by Rev. S. B. Fleming of the First Presbyterian Church. The TRAVELER office returns the thanks to the bride for her kind remembrance of the printers.
Lincoln Small moves to Arkansas City...
Arkansas City Traveler, March 27, 1878.
MR. L. SMALL has rented his farm and removed to town.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 1, 1878.
There is a green peach of this year’s growth on Lincoln Small’s farm that measures two inches in circumference.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 2, 1878.
School Report. The following is a list of scholars who have been perfect in attendance and punctuality during the past month. The annexed standing gives their grade in class as determined by the examination.
PRIMARY DEPARTMENT. Angie Small, 95; Lillie Mitchell, 92; Hugh Leonard, 90; Gracie McClung, 90; Frank Theaker, 90; Perry Fullerlove, 85.
C. H. SYLVESTER, Principal. MRS. L. THEAKER, Assistant.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 6, 1878.
HORSE STOLEN. Some thief broke the rock on Lincoln Small’s stable Monday night, and stole a large sorrel horse, worth probably $150, with strip in the face, and an excellent trotter. The man who got him has an excellent animal, but a reward should be offered for his head.
[SCHOOL REPORT: M. L. ELA, TEACHER.]
Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1879.
NAMES ONLY: INTERMEDIATE DEPARTMENT.
John Sankey, Seymore Goff, John Garris, Arthur Coombs, Archie Coombs, Manford Walch, Frank Theaker, Angie Small, Fleeta Cox, Ella Hoyt, Maggie Ford, Lillie Mitchell, Annie Speers, Laura Holloway, Myrtle McNelly, and John Howard. M. L. ELA, Teacher.
Lincoln Small and family move to gold regions of Colorado...
Arkansas City Traveler, April 9, 1879
Lincoln Small and family departed for the gold regions of Colorado Monday morning.
Unknown: Relationship of Lincoln Small to deceased Mrs. Small...
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, December 17, 1879.
DIED. In Bolton township Dec. 12th, Mrs. Small, aged 50 years.
Lincoln Small leaves Arkansas City for Texas in search of purchasing cattle...
Arkansas City Traveler, March 30, 1881.
In the last three weeks some ten men have left our city for Texas, with a view to purchasing cattle: James Henderson, A. M. Smythia, Jack Gilbert, Harry Guenther, Lincoln Small, the Fairclo brothers, Bill Henderson, and Messrs. Tyner and Pond.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 22, 1881.
Mr. Lincoln Small, one of West Bolton’s oldest citizens, returned to town from Texas last week. He drove through quite a herd of stock—mostly yearlings.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 18, 1882.
Lumber Small handed in a correct answer to cross word enigma in last week’s TRAVELER.
NOTE: THE TRAVELER JUST STARTED A CROSS WORD PUZZLE DEPARTMENT AND EVIDENTLY MADE NOTE OF THE WINNERS.
L. Small makes preparations to start grocery store...
Arkansas City Traveler, April 12, 1882.
Mr. L. Small has purchased Bradley’s stock of groceries. He is now absent purchasing a large stock of new goods.
L. Small, 333 Grocery, East Summit Street, Arkansas City...
Arkansas City Traveler, April 19, 1882.
The “ad” of Mr. L. Small, who is now running the 333 Grocery, on East Summit St., appears in this issue. Mr. Small has a large, well selected, and entirely new stock of everything in the grocery line, which he will sell as low as the lowest. Give him a call.
TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION.
The following conversation was overhead and will explain itself.
“Good morning, Mrs. Stuckweather.”
“Good Morning, Mrs. Jones, what in the world has brought you out so early this morning?”
“Oh, I am going down to Small’s Store to buy Groceries. He has the best lot of Groceries ever brought to Arkansas City, and at such low prices. Have you tried his Teas? My! Such nice Tea and Coffee and beautiful fruit of all kinds, and everything else one needs in the Grocery line, and so cheap too. I do believe he is selling for less than one can buy in Kansas City; Tobacco and Cigars too, of course they don’t interest me, but my Husband says he has the best lot ever brought to Arkansas City. There is such a rush one has to go early to get in, so put on your hat and come along.” 333
Arkansas City Traveler, May 3, 1882.
A new sign adorns the front of L. Small’s Grocery.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 17, 1882.
Read L. Small’s “ad.” He keeps nothing but the best goods and a prices to suit all.
And Still the Truth I’ll Tell.
That at L. Small’s grocery you can get 3 lb. cans of apples for 15 cents; Lincoln Tomatoes 20 cents; pears 20 cents; Red egg plums 30 cents; peaches 25 cents; cherries 20 cents; Sugar corn 15 @ 20 cents; Salmon 20 cents a can; Blackberries 20 cents; Lima beans 20 cents; string beans 15 cents; Corn beef 40 cents a can; dried peaches 12½ cents per pound; dried apples 12½ @ 15 cents per pound; currants 10 cents per pound; Teas 40, 60, 80, and 90 cents per pound; Coffee 5 and 6 pounds for $1; Sugars 7½, 8, and 9 pounds for $1. Don’t forget the place, at Mantor’s old stand, and there you will be kindly waited upon by the ever obliging clerk, J. B. Curry. 333
Arkansas City Traveler, June 14, 1882.
At the meeting of the Highland Hall Company, last Wednesday, the matter of location came before the meeting, and the votes were largely in favor of having the building located on the two lots between the meat market and L. Small’s grocery on East Summit St. One of the lots is now occupied by Stedman Bro’s. Hardware Store. We understand some desire has been manifested to make a trade of the site selected, in favor of the two corner lots in the same block, now occupied by C. R. Sipes’ building, but nothing of this matter has, as yet, been officially brought before the stockholders of the Highland Hall Company.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 21, 1882.
True blue is the prominent color of the 333 Grocery house presided over by L. Small, on east Summit St.
L. Small sells grocery stock to C. F. Snyder...
Arkansas City Traveler, July 19, 1882.
Mr. L. Small has sold out his stock of groceries to C. F. Snyder.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 19, 1882.
Mrs. Miles, the much respected housekeeper of L. Small, leaves in a few days for her home in Detroit, Michigan.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 9, 1882.
L. Small has purchased the Rev. Faulkner place, in the south part of the city. Of course, our real estate men, Green & Snyder, had a hand in the transaction.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 1, 1882.
GRAMMAR DEPARTMENT. The following were neither absent nor tardy during the past month: Angie Small, Flora Gould, Nina Pickering, Maggie Ford, Edna Worthley, Katie Warren, Myrtle McNelly, Thaddeus Jones, Nellie Patterson, Belle Hart, Guy West, Robert Warren.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 5, 1884.
Mr. L. Small, who has been visiting in the East the past year, is once more with us, and while reporting a pleasant time had, is more fully convinced than ever that Cowley County is the best place in the world to live. We are glad to see Mr. Small with us again.
Arkansas City Republican, June 14, 1884.
AD. “SHE DO MOVE.” “OWN YOUR OWN LITTLE PRIVATE ROOM.”
The “Old Reliable” Real Estate Office has not been asleep this month, as their business shows. They have sold in town—
L. Small’s house and 3 lots.
SNYDER & HUTCHISON, LAND AND LOAN BROKERS.
Arkansas City, Kansas.
Note: It appears that Lincoln Small moved back to his farm. There were no entries relative to him until the following items appeared. MAW
[Not known which is correct: Dr. Hazelton or Dr. Hazleton.]...
Arkansas City Republican, July 24, 1886.
THE GREAT SPECIALIST.
Wonderful Cures Affected by a Physician Who Knows His Business.
There is no use in talking. Dr. Hazelton, the Specialist, cannot be surpassed in his profession. With fifty years experience in every part of the United States and across the ocean, and with the unparalleled success attending him wherever he goes, his reputation stands as a beacon light far above those who call themselves his peers.
DR. HAZELTON came to Wichita a stranger to most of the people here, though his testimonials were of the best, and from some of the leading men and women of the country; and already those afflicted know his worth. His cures have been marvelous, and are beyond the comprehension of skeptics. He stands on his own merits, and the wonderful cures he has affected here in our midst ought to be enough to convince the most “dyed in the wool” unbelievers that he understands his business, and that when he undertakes to cure a case, he will do it in spite of all opposition.
We could cite a number of cases given up by physicians as incurable, which he has taken hold of and cured and without keeping his patient under his care for an indefinite length of time for the purpose of getting as much money out of him as possible. He tells his patients in plain English whether or not they can be cured and if they can, goes to work and puts them on their feet without anymore words about it.
As we have before intimated, there is no use in talking. If a cure can be affected, Dr. Hazelton will do it, and with as little cost to the patient as possible.
Wichita (Kan.) Daily Eagle, August 3, 1884.
[NOTE: 1884...CALLED HIM DR. HAZELTON...NEXT ITEM HAZLETON.]
Arkansas City Republican, July 24, 1886.
Honor to Whom Honor is Due. There is no use talking, but the eminent Specialist, Dr. F. Q. Hazleton, who has been in our city for the past two months, is meeting with greater success than any doctor we have ever heard of. Coming here about two months ago he made known to our people that he could cure all kinds of chronic diseases and would guarantee a cure in all cases taken by him. About the first one to call on the Doctor was our friend, Johnnie Brown. It is a well known fact that he has been very deaf for the past ten years and that he has tried a great many doctors and spent a good deal of money for all kinds of catarrh cures and did not get any better; but on the contrary, continued to get worse. It is not to be wondered at, that when the Doctor told him he would have him so he could hear common conversation in 60 days, he shook his head and said he did not believe it could be done. But it has been done, and today you can step up to him and in an ordinary tone of voice speak to him and he will answer you. No wonder he has a broad smile on his face. If we had gone through what he has and been as near out of the world as he was, we would smile too, and think Dr. Hazleton the most wonderful doctor on the earth. Johnnie expects to be kept under treatment for about four months yet before he is completely cured. Mr. Brown informs us that he has gained 18 lbs. in flesh since he commenced treatment, and has not felt so well in ten years as he does now.
A reporter of the REPUBLICAN called on the Doctor at his rooms in the Central Avenue Hotel, on last Saturday, to hear Jacob Markley tell his wonderful experience with the Doctor. Mr. Markley said: “Two weeks ago my leg was so painful and was swelled so badly that I came to the city expecting to have it taken off; but hearing of Dr. Hazleton, concluded to go and see him. After examination the Doctor said he could save my life and also my leg. He immediately went to work and in a few minutes, took from my leg about a gallon of water. The leg immediately became easy and now I am able to walk all over the town, and a much happier man would be hard to find. When I first saw the Doctor, my head was swelled about twice its natural size, my eyes were almost closed, and my skin was covered with sores. The swelling and sores are now gone and my eyes are as good as ever.” Mr. Markley is keeping a store at Cale and stands ready to take an oath to the truth of the above. There is no doubt in the mind of the writer that Dr. Hazleton is the most successful physician that ever came to this state and we would advise all afflicted with chronic diseases to go and see him. If he can cure you, he will tell you so; if not, he will honestly tell you he can do you no good. The Doctor refers, by permission to the following persons, who have been treated by him and can furnish the names of hundreds of others, if needed.
John W. Brown, Mrs. S. M. Bristow, Mrs. S. D. Callison, Miss Maggie Copeland, M. Greenabaum and wife, Mrs. Geo. Haysel, Geo. Hunt, Mrs. I. T. James, Jas. Kendreck, Miss Rettie Kirkpatrick, John Linton, Mr. Pollock, B. W. Radcliffe and wife, C. T. Sifferd, Mrs. G. T. Sifferd, Ed. E. Rogers, Miss Bertha Utley, S. P. Ward of Geuda, Mrs. Maggie Wesley of Winfield, A. L. Hale, Mrs. Geo. P. Martin, F. A. McManes, Jacob Markley, and L. Small.
[Above items are the last to mention “L. Small.” MAW]