ARKANSAS CITY 1893:
Snyder, A. C., 21. No spouse listed.
Snyder, C. F., 56; spouse, Ella C., 48.
Snyder, C. L., 23. No spouse listed.
Snyder, G. A., 23. No spouse listed.
Snyder, Henry, 29; spouse, Fanny, 29.
Snyder, Henry, 52; spouse, Emily, 47.
Snyder, J. H., 77. No spouse listed.
Snyder, Phil, 37; spouse, Molly, 25.
Snyder, Wm., 54; spouse, Rebecca, 47.
I have had fits with Mr. Snyder, Arkansas City, in trying to figure out what his name was. Am guessing it was “C. F. Snyder.” In time perhaps I might be sure. The paper could not seem to make up its mind if he was “C. F.” or “C. L.,” which just added to the confusion. Later his brother and family and his father and wife joined them in Arkansas City. I hope that I am right in the theory that C. F. Snyder is the one who started a store with Blakeney....
Arkansas City Traveler, March 24, 1880.
BIRTH - BIRTHDAY. The east side now has the boss boys of the town. There is a perfect Dandy, a few days old, who tips the beam at thirteen pounds; and Mr. Snyder has a ten year old boy that weighs—well place him on the platform scales and see for yourself.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 24, 1880.
Mr. C. F. Snyder, of Shelby County, Illinois, has rented the Walker house on the east side of town and moved there on Monday. Mr. Snyder is one of the substantial men of Shelby Co., and if he is pleased with our climate and surroundings, others will follow him to the land of promise.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 12, 1881.
Brother Blakeney is on the high road to success. His present quarters are too small for his increased trade, in consequence of which he will move his stock of groceries to the building formerly occupied by S. Matlack, opposite the Creswell Bank, about the 15th of this month. In addition to this he proposes taking a partner in the person of Mr. Snyder, and the new firm will carry a much larger stock than heretofore. Our wishes for the success of the new firm are seconded by their host of friends.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 26, 1881.
Blakeney & Snyder are now in their new quarters, two doors north of the Green Front.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 16, 1881.
John M. Ware has purchased William Blakeney’s interest in the late firm of Snyder & Blakeney, and will henceforth with Mr. Snyder engage in the grocery business at the old stand, where we bespeak for them a fair share of the patronage of our citizens.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 23, 1881.
We take pleasure in calling attention to the new “ad” of Snyder & Ware in this issue. These gentlemen keep a large and well selected stock of groceries, queensware, etc., always on hand, and are prepared to fill all orders in first-class style.
AD: THIS SPACE IS RESERV’D FOR THE GROCERY FIRM -OF- SNYDER & WARE.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 30, 1881.
Cal Swarts and F. C. Wood may now be found in the building two doors north of Snyder & Ware’s grocery—the former to attend to legal business, and the latter to the Adams Express Company’s business.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 4, 1881.
C. F. Snyder has been suffering from a sore throat and cold the past few days, but is now getting around again in good shape.
W. J. Snyder, Arkansas City, brother of C. F. Snyder...
Arkansas City Traveler, June 1, 1881.
We learn from Mr. W. J. Snyder, who has just arrived from Illinois, that wheat is almost an entire failure throughout that State.
W. J. Snyder and family plus father and mother, guests of C. F. Snyder, Arkansas City, a brother of W. J. Snyder...
Arkansas City Traveler, June 1, 1881.
Mr. W. J. Snyder and family, of Shelby County, Illinois, accompanied by his father and mother, arrived in the “land of promise” last Thursday. They came on a visit and reconnoitering tour, and are the guests of our hospitable townsman, C. F. Snyder.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 15, 1881.
We received a pleasant call from Mr. Snyder, of Shelby County, Illinois, a brother to our townsman, C. F. Snyder. Mr. Snyder was here mainly on a visit, but says he would give this section the first trial should he sell out his property interest in the above State.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 6, 1881.
Mr. C. F. Snyder, in addition to the many other improvements made on his property, in the east part of town, has recently painted his residence—another evidence of prosperity.
[ROLL OF OLD SOLDIERS: CRESWELL TOWNSHIP.]
Arkansas City Traveler, August 31, 1881. Editorial Page.
Roll of Old Soldiers.
The following is a list of the Old Soldiers of Creswell Township.
NAME COMPANY REGIMENT RANK
C. F. SNYDER E 42 Ills. Private
Arkansas City Traveler, March 22, 1882.
Mr. Snyder took the place of the Daniels’ Bros. this week in the grocery trade. Mr. Snyder knows what a farmer needs and proposes to sell to them at living rates.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 26, 1882.
A. P. Hutchison is selling groceries for C. F. Snyder.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 28, 1882.
Mr. Stedman purchased of C. M. Scott, last week, the building occupied by Mr. Snyder as a grocery house.
C. F. and L. C. Snyder [Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Snyder]...
Arkansas City Traveler, July 12, 1882.
It is with pleasure we recommend Rodecker’s Centennial Washing Machine, for sale by Messrs. Nelson & Ball. These gentlemen will take a machine to anyone’s residence, do the washing, and if a machine is purchased, will leave the identical washer with which the work has been done. No stronger proof of the excellence of these machines can be needed.
AD: RODECKER’S CENTENNIAL WASHING MACHINES, NELSON & BALL,
AGENTS, CITY HOTEL, ARKANSAS CITY, KANSAS.
See Testimonials. [I SKIPPED THESE.]
Testimonials were given by Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Davis, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Moore, C. F. and L. C. Snyder, and Mrs. L. Standley.
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.
Stedman Brothers have removed their stock of hardware across the street to the building formerly occupied by C. F. Snyder, which they have purchased of C. M. Scott. This firm make a specialty of gun-smithing and repairs, and have always in stock a full line of revolvers, cartridges, as well as all other goods in their line. Don’t forget the place and give them a call.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 9, 1882.
Testimonials to Rodecker’s Centennial Washing Machine.
Mrs. Snyder says she would not sell her Centennial Washer for One Hundred Dollars if she could not get another.
I wish to recommend to my lady friends Rodecker’s Centennial Washing Machines. I have tried a number of machines, but the Centennial is the only one I ever tried that gave satisfaction, and I can say that wash day, with me, will no longer be a dread. Sold by Nelson & Ball, City Hotel. C. F. and L. C. Snyder.
C. F. Snyder...
Arkansas City Traveler, May 9, 1883.
Mr. C. F. Snyder and family left yesterday for Shelby County, Illinois, where they intend to make a visit of several weeks among former friends.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 27, 1883.
Mr. C. F. Snyder and family, who have been visiting relatives in Illinois for several months past, returned to their home in this city last week.
[Note: The Arkansas City Traveler goofed on name with respect to the Farmers’ Co-Operative Milling Exchange. The Arkansas City Republican got names correctly. I have changed the Traveler items to reflect that it was “T. W. Gant” and “G. Greene” rather than “T. W. Grant and G. Green” who were directors. I have also added the name of Ed Grady to the list of directors. The Traveler showed “D. W. Ramage” and the Republican showed “G. Ramage.” I do not know which is correct. MAW]
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 21, 1885.
Farmers Co-operative Milling Exchange.
The directors of the Farmers Co-operative Milling Exchange met at the Windsor Hotel Wednesday evening. The meeting was called to order by the temporary president, and D. P. Marshall was chosen temporary Secretary. The roll of Directors was called, and the following persons answered to their names: H. Harbaugh, T. W. Gant, D. W. [G.?]Ramage, John Myrtle, D. P. Marshall, A. V. Alexander, C. W. Jones, F. H. Brown, G. Greene, and Ed Grady. After which the charter was read and approved. The constitution and by-laws were then read section by section and adopted as a whole.
On a motion the Secretary was instructed to have 500 copies of charter, constitution, and by-laws printed in pamphlet form. Also a copy of today’s proceedings published in the papers of this city, and in one of the papers at Winfield. The organization was then completed and the following officers elected: Henry Harbaugh, President; Ed. Grady, Vice President; D. P. Marshall, Secretary; John Myrtle, Treasurer; T. W. Gant, General Manager. It was decided to hold regular meetings the first Monday in each month. The meeting then adjourned to meet on February 25th. H. HARBAUGH, Pres.
D. P. MARSHALL, Secretary.
The following are the ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION.
FIRST. The name of the incorporation shall be “farmers co-operative milling exchange.”
SECOND. The purposes for which it is formed shall be the construction and operation of a flour mill for the purpose of doing an exchange and general milling business.
THIRD. The place of business of said corporation shall be at Arkansas City, and on the canal adjacent thereto in Cowley County, Kansas.
FOURTH. The term for which said corporation shall exist shall be ninety-nine years.
FIFTH. The number of directors of said corporation shall be thirteen and the names and residences are as follows: H. Harbaugh, Winfield; T. W. Gant, Arkansas City; G. Ramage, [D. W. Ramage?], Arkansas City; John Myrtle, Arkansas City; C. F. Snyder, Arkansas City; D. P. Marshall, Arkansas City; A. V. Alexander, Arkansas City; C. W. Jones, Minneapolis, Minnesota; F. H. Brown, Constant; G. Greene, Silverdale; Ed. Grady, Arkansas City; J. L. Andrews, Maple City.
SIXTH. The amount of capital stock of said corporation shall be $75,000 and shall be divided into 2,000 shares.
We, the undersigned, hereby subscribe our names to within articles of incorporation.
AMOS WALTON, D. P. MARSHALL, C. W. JONES, A. V. ALEXANDER, T. W. GANT
Arkansas City Republican, March 14, 1885.
Editors Republican: We attended a meeting of the Farmers last evening at a schoolhouse 4 miles south of this city called to consider their interests in the Farmers Co-operative Mill and had the pleasure of seeing and talking with a large representation of the tillers of the soil. At the close of the exercise Mr. Snyder (the director in that locality) waited on the audience with his Stock Book and received a liberal subscription to the capital stock from all but two. They promised to subscribe but were not decided as to the amount; some that had subscribed a small amount increased the same four fold. And thus the good work goes bravely on.
T. W. GANT, General Manager.
Mrs. Wm. Snyder...
Arkansas City Traveler, February 25, 1885.
A Social will be given at the residence of Mrs. Wm. Snyder Friday evening, Feb. 27, under the auspices of the Ladies’ Mite Society, of the Baptist Church. A lap supper served during the evening. A cordial invitation is given to all.
[MORE ON MILLING EXCHANGE.]
Arkansas City Traveler, March 25, 1885.
STATE OF KANSAS, OFFICE OF SECRETARY OF STATE.
I, E. B. Allen, Secretary of State of the State of Kansas, do hereby verify that the following and annexed is a true and correct copy of the original instrument of writing filed in my office February 14th, 1885.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my official seal. Done at Topeka, Kansas, this 14th day of February, 1885.
E. B. ALLEN, Secretary of State.
ARTICLES OF CORPORATION.
First: The name of this corporation shall be “FARMERS’ CO-OPERATIVE MILLING EXCHANGE.”
Second: The purpose for which it is formed shall be the construction and operation of a flour mill for the purpose of doing an exchange and general milling business.
Third: The place of business of said corporation shall be at Arkansas City and on the canal adjacent thereto, in Cowley County, Kansas.
Fourth: The term for which said corporation shall exist shall be ninety-nine years.
Fifth: The number of directors of said corporation shall be thirteen and the names and residences as follows.
H. Harbaugh, Winfield; T. W. Gant, Arkansas City; D. W. Ramage [G. Ramage?], Arkansas City; John Myrtle, Arkansas City; C. F. Snyder, Arkansas City; D. P. Marshall, Arkansas City; Wm. Trimble, Arkansas City; A. V. Alexander, Arkansas City; C. W. Jones, Minneapolis, Minnesota; F. H. Brown, Constant; G. Greene, Silverdale; Ed. Grady, Arkansas City; J. L. Andrews, Maple City.
Sixth: The amount of capital stock of said corporation shall be 75,000 dollars and shall be divided into 3,000 shares.
We the undersigned hereby subscribe our names to the within articles of incorporation.
AMOS WALTON, D. P. MARSHALL, C. W. JONES, A. V. ALEXANDER, T. W. GANT.
Personally appeared before me, a notary public in and for Cowley County, Kansas, Amos Walton, C. W. Jones, D. P. Marshall, A. V. Alexander, and T. W. Gant and duly acknowledged the foregoing instrument to be their voluntary act and deed.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my notary seal, this 7th day of February, 1885. A. J. PYBURN, Notary Public.
(Seal.) Commission expires November 18th, 1887.