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                          People that I Cannot Connect to Other Snyder Families.
Snyder, Henry, 56; spouse, Jane, 55.
Snyder, L. F., 21. No spouse listed.
Snyder, James, 37; spouse, Susan, 28.
Snyder, Thomas, 24. No spouse listed.
Snyder, W. A., 22. No spouse listed.
Snyder, James, 33; spouse, Susan, 28.
Snyder, Thomas, 26. No spouse listed.
Snyder, Wm. A., 24. No spouse listed.
Snyder, A. A. No spouse listed. Post Office Address: Oxford.
Snyder, Henry, 65. Also listed: Susan Snyder, 28. Post Office Address: Oxford.
Snyder, James, 38. No spouse listed. Post Office Address: Oxford.
Snyder, John, 31. No spouse listed. Post Office Address: Oxford.
Snyder, Thomas, 27. No spouse listed. Post Office Address: Oxford.
Snyder, James, 40; spouse, Susan, 33. Post Office Address: Oxford.
Snyder, James, 40; spouse, Susan, 37.
Snyder, Wm. A., 29. No spouse listed.
Snyder, James, 42; spouse, Susan, 40.
Snyder, John F., 34; spouse, Whilemina [?], 28.
Snyder, Alanzo [? Alonzo], 21. No spouse listed.
Snyder, Wesley, 46; spouse, Nancy Jane, 41.
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.
Note: There were no Snyder families mentioned living in Winfield.
Kansas 1875 Census Beaver Township, Cowley County. March 1, 1875.
Name                                 age sex color   Place/birth     Where from

Thos. Snyder                      26  m     w                  Ohio                 Missouri
Wm. A. Snyder                  24  m     w                  Ohio                 Missouri
James Snyder                     33  m     w                  Ohio                 Missouri
Susan Snyder                     28    f      w                  Ohio                 Ohio
Sedian Snyder              13    f      w                  Kansas
John Snyder                       11  m     w                  Kansas
Margaret Snyder                  9    f      w                  Kansas
Kate Snyder                         7    f      w                  Kansas
Sarah Snyder                        5    f      w                  Kansas
Henry? Snyder               4  m     w                  Kansas
Albert Snyder                       2  m     w                  Kansas
Sylvester Snyder               10m  m      w                  Kansas
Kansas 1875 Census Pleasant Valley Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name                                 age sex color                Place/birth        Where from
John F. Snyder             34  m     w                  Pennsylvania           Iowa
Whilemina Snyder         25    f      w                  Prussia             Iowa
Ulyssus Snyder               5  m     w                  Illinois               Iowa
Frances Snyder                   3    f      w                  Iowa                      Iowa
Irving Snyder                        2  m     w                  Iowa                      Iowa
Melville Snyder             2m  m      w                  Kansas
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Lucien Snyder of Walton Township, Sumner County...
Winfield Courier, November 9, 1876. Editorial Page.
From the Oxford Independent we learn that “on the 26th ultimo, two boys, Walter J. Willard and Lucien Snyder, found the dead body of a man floating in a pool in Salt Creek, in Walton Township, Sumner County, one and a quarter miles west of Salt City. Judge Walton, of Oxford, held an inquest thereon on the 27th. He reports the facts as follows.

The body was of a man probably twenty-five years of age; probably had been dead three or four weeks; light complexion; dark hair; light moustache, or perhaps none, as the face was much mutilated; five feet ten inches high; sound front teeth; weight about 150; thought by the jury not to be a laboring man; pair Congress gaiters; instep cut as a flower; odd cotton socks on, a cheviot shirt brown and white, and no other clothes, rings, or marks—either on person or feet; had been shot in the top of the back part of the head, near the crown, with two pistol balls about No. 22; ranging down through to the base of the head. Either shot would cause instant death. The man it is believed had been dead some time when put in this pool, which is about ten feet deep, as the limbs are straight, as though he had died lying on a flat surface, as a wagon bottom. The trail of a wagon drawn by two ponies left the road, a little south, and drove west to the pool, where the six feet grass was broken, and then turned northeast and again drove into the road. It is thought that he had been a land buyer with some money, and had been in company with others who had killed him, hauled him some distance, and stripped off his clothes to prevent recognition. Friends in the East having friends missing should write.
This should be published in Iowa and Illinois, as it is believed that he probably was one of the many land buyers from those States.
Am guessing that the following Snyder came from Walton township. He could have been the father of Lucien Snyder mentioned in article above...
Winfield Courier, January 8, 1880.
A meeting of the citizens of Valverdi, Walton, and Bolton townships was held at Salt City, on the 27th of December, 1879, to take into consideration the subject of a railroad from some point to that place. The meeting was called to order by A. W. Burkey [Berkey?], and organized by the choice of T. C. Fernald for presi­dent and James M. Woodbury for secretary.
After a careful discussion of the subject, a committee of three, consisting of Messrs. Woodbury, Snyder, and Davis, repre­senting the towns above named, were chosen to correspond and personally confer, if necessary, with railroad officials asking for a survey of the route from Winfield or Oxford to a point at or near the salt and mineral springs near Salt City. Thence south or southwesterly, if it should be deemed practicable, to the north boundary of the Indian Territory. The committee has power to invite propositions from any railroad company, and confer with town authorities relating to the issue of bonds. Also, the authority to call future meetings in towns above named. T. C. FERNALD, Pres.
J. M. WOODBURY, Sec’y.
Mr. Snyder, Beaver...
Winfield Courier, November 9, 1876.
Beaver elected the following straight Republicans for her township officers last Tuesday. Trustee, R. H. True; Clerk, Lewis King; Justice of the peace, J. H. Kinney; and constables Mr. Snyder and M. S. Teters.
W. A. Snyder, Beaver...
Winfield Courier, November 16, 1876. Editorial Page.
                                                         Township Officers.
Beaver Township:
R. H. True, Trustee; L. P. King, Clerk; W. Wood, Treasurer; J. H. Kinney, J. P.; M. Teter and W. A. Snyder, Constables.
Arkansas City Republican, May 15, 1886.
Wm. Tinnerman is breaking 20 acres of sod on the William Snyder farm in Beaver Township for the first two crops.
Cal. Snyder [Beaver]...
Winfield Courier, October 30, 1884.
                                     BEAVER CENTER. — “YOUNG NASBY.”
Mr. and Mrs. Cal. Snyder gave his friends a social party on the 24th inst. All had a good time.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 8, 1885.

Mr. and Mrs. Cal Snyder furnished music for quite a number of our young friends on Wednesday night of last week. The evening was enjoyed by all and we think that Mr. Snyder’s is a good place to spend the evening.
Mrs. Cal. Snyder...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 8, 1885.
Mr. Sherman Albert, traveling agent for the Marcy Organ Company, of St. Joe, Mo., spent the holidays at home. He kept an eye to business, however, and disposed of an organ to Mrs. Cal. Snyder.

Note: It is unclear to me whether or not there were two “John Snyders.” The papers sometimes came up with “Jno. F. or J. F. Snyder.” They also at times came up with just simply “John Snyder.”
Jno. F. Snyder...
Winfield Courier, July 12, 1877.
Board of County Commissioners met in regular session. Present: R. F. Burden, Chairman, W. M. Sleeth and William White, members of the board, with James McDermott, County Attorney, R. L. Walker, Sheriff, and M. G. Troup, County Clerk. Among other proceedings claims against the county were presented to the board and passed upon as follows, viz.
                                          Jno. F. Snyder, janitor’s service, $15.00
Winfield Courier, January 10, 1878.
There was a public installation of officers of the Knights of Honor at the Courthouse last Friday evening. Rev. J. L. Rushbridge delivered an address. The officers of the organization for 1878 are as follows: Past Dictator, A. E. Baird; Dictator, E. P. Kinne; Vice Dictator, Geo. W. Robinson; Assistant Dictator, J. L. Rushbridge; Chaplain, S. H. Myton; Guide, John W. Curns; Reporter, H. D. Gans; Financial Reporter, A. Howland; Treasurer, W. C. Robinson; Guar., H. Brotherton; Sent’l., J. F. Snyder.
John Snyder...
Winfield Courier, March 28, 1878.         
Harry Beckley and John Snyder are the champion fishers of the season. They caught thirty-two fine catfish out of Timber Creek in an hour one night, and it wasn’t a very good night for fishing either.
J. F. Snyder...
Winfield Courier, April 18, 1878.
                                                     Real Estate Transfers.
                    J. F. Snyder and wife to Jonas Call, s w 28 32 4, 160 acres, $1,350.
John Snyder...
Winfield Courier, October 24, 1878.
                          Office of the Secretary of the Walnut Valley Fair Association.
                                           WINFIELD, KANS., Oct. 18, 1878.

To the officers, stockholders, and patrons of the above named association: I have the honor to submit herewith a detailed statement of the receipts and disbursements of the association from its organization to the present time, as per order of the Executive Board dated Oct. 17th, 1878.
Received from sale of stock: $57.40
Received from sales of tickets: $567.25
Received from entry fees: $42.00
                                                  Eugene E. Bacon, Secretary.
                                                         John Snyder, police.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 2, 1879.
The following is a list of new buildings erected in the city of Winfield since January 1, 1878, with the name of owner and cost of building.
                                            John Snyder, residence, frame: $350.
                                            John Snyder, residence, frame: $300.
J. F. Snyder...
Winfield Courier, January 16, 1879.
At a regular meeting of Winfield Lodge No. 479, K. of H., on Monday evening, January 6th, the following officers were in­stalled for the present term by W. G. Graham, G. D. of the State: G. W. Robinson, P. D.; T. R. Bryan, D.; W. O. Johnson, V. D.; David Berkey, A. D.; Hiram Brotherton, Guide; E. W. Holloway, R.; W. C. Robinson, Treas.; A. Howland, F. R.; H. D. Gans, Chaplain; J. F. Snyder, G.; S. H. Myton, S. This lodge is in a prosperous condition, having forty-two members, with many applications for membership.
Chas. Snyder...
Winfield Courier, May 2, 1878.
                                                     Real Estate Transfers.
                  J. C. McMullen and wife to Chas. Snyder, s w 2 35 3, 160 acres, $900.
Charlie Snyder...
Winfield Courier, August 25, 1881.
Charlie Snyder started for Denver, Colorado, lately.
Charles H. Snyder...
                                              ANOTHER SUDDEN DEATH!
    Mr. C. E. McClaren, of West Fairview, Is Found Dead Under Sad Circumstances.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 15, 1885.

West Fairview had its equilibrium disturbed last Friday morning by the finding of the dead body, near his home, of Mr. C. E. McClaren, who was a tenant on James Jordon’s farm, about six miles northeast of this city. About 10 o’clock last Thursday morning, Mr. McClaren went to his work, trimming hedge, in apparently good health. The family were in the habit of having dinner at 3 o’clock, and as the father failed to put in an appearance, the wife, not knowing where he had gone, made a fruitless search for him around the premises; night come on and still no return, and the wife became very uneasy. Chas. H. Snyder, a neighbor, came over to see Mr. McClaren, and learning the wife’s uneasiness, visited the different neighbors; he also went to the river, where Mr. McClaren had recently been cutting timber on the ice, but got no trace. Mr. Snyder returned the next morning, hitched up the team, and started for the home of Mr. McClaren’s father, a few miles off, the wife supposing that he might have been hastily summoned there without time to notify her. As Mr. Snyder turned the corner of the hedge, he spied a coat, a hat, gloves, and a hedge-ax. On further investigation he found the body of the unfortunate man lying on its face in a deep double-furrow, in several inches of water and ice, frozen stiff and stark. Coroner H. W. Marsh was summoned and inquest held Friday night. At the inquest the fact was developed that the deceased, when about twenty years old, had an epileptic fit, and another a year ago. The physicians advised him, if ever again threatened with one of these fits, to lie down flat on his back. The supposition is that, while trimming hedge, he realized the approach of a fit, lay down on his back very near this ditch, and in the paroxysm rolled in. Being perfectly helpless, and on his face, he soon drowned. The verdict of the coroner’s jury was death from natural causes. By request of the family, no autopsy was made. The deceased was thirty-one years old, a sober, industrious man, and leaves a wife and six children. He came here from Illinois in 1870, living on Grouse creek until August last, when he moved on to Mr. Jordon’s place. He was not blessed with a great amount of worldly goods. His sad demise is greatly regretted by all who knew him.
Chas. H. Snyder...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 19, 1885.
Abstract of the monthly report of the County Auditor of Cowley County, Kansas, of claims certified to the County Clerk, on the First Monday of March, 1885.
                                             Chas. H. Snyder witness fees: $1.00
Mrs. Delia R. Snyder???...
                                      BEAVER CENTER. “YOUNG NASBY.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 19, 1885.
Mrs. Snyder closed her successful school at the Victor schoolhouse on Wednesday with an evening entertainment.
                                       HACKNEY HAPPENINGS. “MARK.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 26, 1885.
Last Wednesday evening, the 18th inst., the people of this community were highly entertained by a literary exhibition at the Victor schoolhouse, in district 115. The exercises were the consummation of Mrs. Delia R. Snyder’s efforts as school ma’am in the district for a term of five months. The patrons of the school speak in commendable terms of her efficiency as a teacher, and seemed well pleased with the result of her labors. The following interesting program was presented.
                                       HACKNEY HAPPENINGS. “MARK.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 12, 1885.
Mrs. Delia Snyder, after a very short vacation, has begun her second term of school at the Victor schoolhouse in No. 115. This is a just recognition of her services in the quite recent past.


Charles Snyder, Clerk, Bolton Township...
Arkansas City Traveler, February 14, 1883.
The township election in Bolton Township resulted in the election of the following gentlemen as officers for the current year: P. A. Lorry, Trustee; A. J. Kimmel, Treasurer; Charles Snyder, Clerk; A. J. Gilbert, Justice of the Peace; and Messrs. Al. Ramsey and W. Feagins as Constables.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 13, 1884.
The Bolton Township election resulted in the choice of A. T. Cooper for trustee; J. M. Sturtz, clerk; C. J. Beck, treasurer; W. S. Voris and C. Snyder, justices; J. W. Feagins and J. P. Deamer, constables.
Winfield Courier, February 14, 1884.
                                                          Township Officers.
The Board of Commissioners met Tuesday and canvassed the vote for township officers. The following were declared elected.
                                                 JUSTICES OF THE PEACE.
                                             Bolton, W. S. Voris and C. Snyder.
Henry Snyder...
                                                  District Court Proceedings.
Winfield Courier, May 23, 1878.
                         May 18. R. B. Waite vs. Henry Snyder. Judgment for plaintiff.
J. F. Snyder, Arkansas City...
Winfield Courier, May 30, 1878.
                                                REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
                                             For the week ending May 27, 1878.
        J. C. McMullen and wife to J. F. Snyder, lots 5 and 3, block 91, Arkansas City; $70.
Snyder, Arkansas City...
Arkansas City Traveler, December 22, 1880.
The Methodist folks will have a Christmas tree for the children of their Sabbath school on next Friday evening, December 24. A merry time is guaranteed, and a cordial invitation extend­ed to all. Following are the various committees.
On General Arrangements. The officers of the ladies’ society and of the Sabbath school.
On Procuring Tree: Messrs. Snyder, Chenoweth, Russell, and Felton.
On Decorating Tree: Mr. and Mrs. Hill, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Speers, Mrs. Stevenson, Mrs. Pearson, Mrs. T. C. Warren, Mrs. Snyder, Mrs. Russell, Mrs. Pickering, Mrs. Christian, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Endicott, Mr. and Mrs. Perry.
George P. Snyder, Winfield.
Winfield Courier, June 10, 1880.
Mr. Geo. Snyder left last week for his mother’s home in De Soto, Iowa.
Winfield Courier, June 8, 1882.
Geo. P. Snyder, formerly of Winfield, now traveling for Perrin & Snyder, wholesale grocers of Kansas City, stopped over Sunday and Monday at the Brettun.
Snyder (?), convicted in Leavenworth...

Winfield Courier, December 1, 1881.
In our last week’s issue the proof sheet showed that J. D. Snoddy was elected judge of the 10th district. We ordered the foreman to take J. D. Snoddy out of the paragraph and insert W. R. Wagstaff. We took no more notice of it until the edition was run off, when we noticed that Snoddy remained and that Wagstaff was inserted in another paragraph in place of Snyder, who was convicted in Lawrence for violation of the prohibitory law.
We have been expecting all the week to be arrested three times for libel, once on complaint of Snoddy, again on complaint of Wagstaff, and lastly on complaint of Snyder.
Laura B. Snyder Morain...
Winfield Courier, October 20, 1881.
Mr. Samuel Morain and Miss Laura B. Snyder, of this county, were married at Sedan last week.
Excerpts: Lina Snyder...
Cowley County Courant, April 6, 1882.
A Geuda correspondent of the Arkansas City Democrat ventilates himself to no small extent, and winds up his letter with the information
That Mr. Mitchell has sold his property in Arkansas City, and is going to move to Geuda Springs.
That Miss Una Royal and Lina Snyder are going to attend the Manhattan College another three months.
Prof. John W. Snyder...
Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.
Prof. John W. Snyder of Jerseyville, Illinois, is visiting Mr. Will B. Caton. He is an old friend of Mr. Caton and a comrade during the war, and comes out to have a little reunion. It is hoped that he will locate in our midst. The following concerning him is clipped from a Jerseyville paper.
“We are glad to learn that Prof. J. W. Snyder will, in a few days, be in Greenfield, with the intention of organizing a class in rudimental and choral music with a view to bringing out in the future the cantata of Queen Esther, or some other first-class musical entertainment. In justice to the Prof., and it is no more than justice, when we say he is superior to any teacher or driller, in that line, we ever knew, and we profess to know whereof we speak. We are sure he will be heartily received, and numerously patronized, as his reputation as a teacher is widely known, since the well known Kemper Concert, which was so eminently successful a few weeks since. It you would learn music, don’t fail to take lessons under Prof. Snyder.”
Jennie Snyder Johnson. Parents not known...
Winfield Courier, February 22, 1883.
Judge Gans granted certificates of unallowed bliss since last week as follows.
                                                    MARRIAGE LICENSES.
                                             Emizire Johnson and Jennie Snyder.
Alexis Snyder: parents unknown...
                                               SCHOOL COMPOSITIONS.

Winfield Courier, December 6, 1883.
The pupils in Miss Crippen’s room, West Ward schoolhouse, were shown a picture of a boy and rabbits and requested to each write a composition on the picture. The following are some of the results. The compositions are given verbatim et literatim et “punctuatim.”
                                                        THE PET RABBITS.
I see the picture of a little boy and his rabbits. They are pet rabbits. He loves them. He calls them Bunney. He is feeding them carrots. He loves his rabbits. If I would have a rabbit I would make a pet of it. Did you ever see a rabbit?
                                                  Alexis Snyder Age 11 years
Pearl E. Snyder. Unknown: Who the parents were.
Winfield Courier, November 9, 1882.
                                                        Little Folks’ Party.
A large number of little folks gathered together at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Pryor Monday afternoon to celebrate with little Mamie her third birthday. The crowd was the jolliest and liveliest we have seen and each of the little folks seemed to take in the full measure of enjoyment. A splendid repast was set for them which they attacked with a relish. Little Mamie received a large number of elegant presents from her young friends. The following is a list of the presents and of those present: 1 silver set knife, fork, and spoon; 2 Majolica plates; 2 gold sash pins; 1 gold ring; 1 child’s decorated china wash stand set; 1 child’s dinner castor; 1 hand painted mug; 1 porte-monnaie; 5 China cups and saucers; 2 China mugs; 1 glass mug; 1 doll’s parlor suite; 1 autograph album; 1 photograph album; 1 wood tea set combination table and cupboard; 1 Brittania tea set; 2 child’s glass sets; sugar bowl; butter dish, etc.; 3 dolls; 2 doll’s canopy top phaetons; 1 doll and carriage; 2 picture books; 1 flat iron and stand; 1 bell cart and span of goats; 1 bouquet; 1 basket of flowers; 1 satin puff box; 1 panorama egg; 6 elegant birthday cards; 1 little brown jug; 1 necklace of pearl beads; 1 shell box; 1 photograph with frame; 2 China match safes; 2 bottles perfumery; 1 card receiver (Kalo Meda); 2 handkerchiefs (embroidered); 1 collar; 1 tooth-pick holder.
Present: Misses Birdie Wright, Edna Glass, Blanche Bliss, Blanche Troup, Stella Buckman, Mamie Black, Frankie Black, Mary Spotswood, Maggie Pryor, Edna Pryor, Muriel Covert, Annie McDonald, Clara Austin, Pearl E. Snyder, Maggie Johnson, Emma Johnson, Bernice Bullen, Beryl Johnston, Nina Nelson, Nona Nelson, Lube Myton, Josie Myton, Ethel Carruthers, Mary Brotherton, Bell Brotherton, Nina Harter, May Harter, Maud Miller, Gertie Lynn, Effie Lynn, Edna Short, Alma Miller, Mollie Trezise, Lillie Trezise, Fannie Bryan, Flossie Bullen, Ollie Newcomb, Edna Fitch, Maud Cooper, Daisy Clark.
Masters Eddie Greer, Eddie Thorp, Ralph Brown, Roy Robinson, Bertie Silliman, Vere Hollenbeck, Charles F. Green, Charlie Sydal, Henrion McDonald, Dolphi Green, Clare Bullen, Bruce Carruthers, Edgar Powers, Charlie Lynn, Paul Bedilion, Codie Waite, Zack Miller, Willie Trezise, Carl Farringer, Walter Baird, and Willis Young.
George Snyder, student, Arkansas City schools...
Arkansas City Traveler, February 14, 1883.

Our Schools. The following pupils of the First Intermediate Department were neither absent nor tardy, without an excuse during the past month: Dell Clifton, Howard Warren, Belle Johnson, Ella Hoyt, Ethel Clifton, Lulu Hamlin, Nettie Franey, Hattie Franey, Eddie Scott, Dean McIntire, Henry Mott, John Garris, Gertie Peterson, Rena Grubbs, Luna Ware, Helen Jordan.
The following pupils were imperfect in deportment during the past month: Charlie McConn, George McConn, Eddie Scott, Henry Mott, Porter Holloway, Perry Fullerlove, Schuyler Hand, Clara Delzell, Nettie Franey, Otis Endicott, Oscar Ball, Mary Kitch, Maud Benedict, Hattie Sipes, Rena Grubbs, Willie Kellogg, John Garris, Lulu Hamlin, George Snyder, Hattie Franey. ANNIE NORTON, Teacher.
                             JOHN K. SNYDER FAMILY. ROCK TOWNSHIP.
Mrs. John K. Snyder, daughter of John Stalter, of Rock Township...
Winfield Courier, January 17, 1884.
John Stalter, of Rock Township, is convalescing, after a very severe attack of pneumonia. He was taken with congestion of the right lung and liver, on the evening of Dec. 24th, while at Richland schoolhouse, having taken his family to a Christmas tree at that place. Not wishing to deprive them of their enjoyment, he started to walk home, some five miles, and after wandering over the prairie for some time, finally got to his daughter’s, Mrs. John Snyder’s, nearly frozen, and was taken home almost dead. With much labor and unceasing care by Dr. Hornaday and the friends of the family, reaction was brought about. Considering all, he had a very close call, but his many friends now rejoice at his recovery, and hope to see his countenance many years hence.
John K. Snyder, Rock Township...
Arkansas City Republican, January 16, 1886.
S. B. Strong reports big losses of sheep in Rock Township, last Thursday night, says the Courier. Arthur Swain lost 150 head. J. F. Williams lost 100 head. John Snyder, 100 head. John Stalter lost a large number. Andrew Dawson also had a small loss. Mr. Strong, out of his large herd, didn’t lose a sheep. He had prepared the best of shelter.
John K. Snyder, Rock Township...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 24, 1885.
Among the leading and substantial men of this county who have visited THE COURIER office in the last few days are: James E. Hattery, of Omnia; Andrew Hattery, of Omnia; John K. Snyder, of Rock; Leonard Stout, of Ninnescah; J. H. Wooley, of Pleasant Valley; C. M. McKinney, of Maple; B. H. Clover, of Windsor; W. L. Crowell, of Walnut; C. M. Easley, of Spring Creek; S. C. Cunningham, of Ninnescah; J. W. Buhrlage, of Ninnescah; E. E. Young, of Ninnescah; S. A. Smith, of Dexter; Louis P. King, of Beaver; J. R. Sumpter, of Beaver; R. G. Burleson, of Tisdale; Irving Cole, of Dexter; and W. M. Taylor, of Ninnescah.
John W. Snyder??? Location unknown.
[Uncertain whether he could be one of the above listed “John Snyder” individuals.]
                                                  K. C. & S. W. DAMAGES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 22, 1885.

The board of County Commissioners has filed its report of damages allowed on the K. C. & S. W. right of way from Winfield to the south line of Pleasant Valley township, as follows: J. H. Snyder, P. B. Lee and Dr. Marsh, $15; A. G. Robinson, $643.20; S. S. Linn, $725; M. E. Rodocker, $574; N. S. Perry, $31; H. R. Shaughness, $575; Z. B. Myers, $377; Uriah Copeland, $357; Lewis Fibbs, $519.50; W. H. H. Teter, $514; Z. S. Whitson, $431.50; Holtby Estate, $325; Lucius Walton, $349.50; John W. Snyder, $526.50; Wilson Shaw, $539; Daniel Mumaw, $509.50; L. Walton, $634; J. H. Wooley, $491.50; J. R. Turner, $460.
I have no idea which Mr. Snyder the following would be...
Arkansas City Republican, May 10, 1884.
Mr. Snyder’s family were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Loveland last Tuesday.
C. V. Snyder???
Arkansas City Republican, July 26, 1884.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Loveland spent a portion of this week in the country, visiting the family of C. V. Snyder.
J. L. Snyder, Pleasant Valley Township...
Arkansas City Republican, July 18, 1885.
Saturday Samuel Watts, of Pleasant Valley Township, met with a severe accident. He was engaged in threshing for J. L. Snyder. In lowering his threshing machine, the binder attachment, weighing over 400 pounds, fell on his back. He was picked up by parties present and taken home in a wagon. Mr. Watts, at this writing, is in a bad condition, suffering much pain. The REPUBLICAN gleans from “Mark’s” correspondence to the Daily Courier.
Richard Snyder, 24, Pleasant Valley Township...
Winfield Courier, July 3, 1884.
DIED. Richard Snyder, aged twenty-four years, died in Pleasant Valley Township on the 25th ult.
Sallie Snyder Vawter...
Arkansas City Republican, November 15, 1884.
To be Married. Dr. Jamison Vawter took his departure for Kentucky Wednesday. Dr. Vawter will be united in marriage next Tuesday evening to Miss Sallie Snyder, of Milton, Kentucky.
H. L. Snyder, student. Parents unknown...
Winfield Courier, October 2, 1884.
                                                   CLASS K.—FINE ARTS.
                         Geographical drawing by public school pupil, H. L. Snyder, 1st.
                                           OFFICIAL LIST OF PREMIUMS
                                          Awarded at the Cowley County Fair,
                                                 September 21st to 25th, 1885.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 1, 1885.
The list given below shows money premiums only. Checks for same will be ready after October 1st, and must be claimed by November 1st, 1885, or forfeit to the association. (See rule 12.) Diplomas for exhibits having no competition may be had by calling at the Secretary’s office.
                                                     Class J.—FINE ARTS.
Specimens of pencil drawing, by exhibitor. H. L. Snyder 1st, Mrs. J. F. Balliett 2nd.
Geographical drawing, by any pupil in Cowley County. H. L. Snyder 1st, J. Wallis 2nd.
A. L. Snyder, Geuda Springs???
Arkansas City Traveler, March 11, 1885.

                                                        Grand Central Hotel.
The Grand Central Hotel is being refurnished and repaired by Mr. Sheldon under the supervision of F. T. Sallade. We took a look at it and were pleasantly surprised to find that they had practically made a new hotel out of it. The rooms are as neat and clean as it is possible to make rooms, and the new furniture and linen are of first-class quality. The new hotel will be open for business by next Monday, if not before that time, under the management of Mr. Frank Sallade, one of the best hotel men in the country. Visitors can expect all the care and attention they could wish, as well as courteous treatment, for Mr. Sallade has but few peers and no superiors in this business, and his estimable wife not only knows how to look after the comfort of the lady guests, but always makes them feel at home, a rare accomplishment that but few can claim to have. Mr. and Mrs. Sallade are persons of not only intelligence, but of culture and refinement, and we are proud to know that they are to become permanent residents of our town. Every room in the new building is neatly painted and tastily furnished. The hall is painted and carpeted in first-class style, and the ladies parlor will be a very neat and tidy room, when finished. The office is painted and grained, as well as the doors, in a manner that shows that Mr. Trotter, who did the work, assisted by A. L. Snyder, not only has good taste in painting but is a fine workman. A great deal of credit is due Mr. Sheldon whose enterprise and keen business management has accomplished this result. We hope to see Charlie permanently located here this spring, as he is one of the best businessmen in the state, as well as a gentleman in every respect, and is of inestimable value to any community where he lives. Geuda Springs Herald.
G. N. Snyder, Arkansas City...
Arkansas City Traveler, April 29, 1885.
Messrs. J. Wilcox, Sam D. Wilcox, and G. N. Snyder started from our city for Pawnee Agency last Saturday. They will spend a week or so hunting and fishing and we wish them a jolly and successful time.
                                          C. F. SNYDER. ARKANSAS CITY.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 18, 1885.
                                                          CITY COUNCIL.
                          Lot Owners on Thirteenth Street Petition For Themselves [?]
                                         [COULD NOT READ LAST WORD.].
The city council held a field day on Monday, their chamber being crowded with eager listeners before the hour for the regular address of that body had arrived. [STRING OF WORDS BLANKED OUT...VERY LIGHT PRINTING...VERY HARD TO READ] At 7 o’clock the roll was called by the clerk, the mayor and all the council being present to answer to their names. The first business introduced was a petition from the lot owners on Thirteenth Street, which sets forth as follows.
Memorial to the Mayor and City Council of Arkansas City, Kansas.

The undersigned, inhabitants of Arkansas City, and resident property owners on Thirteenth Street, having heard that your honorable body has under consideration a municipal franchise, granting the right of way to the Kansas City and Southwestern Railroad Company, along the street, above named, beg to protest against the passage and publication of the same, because of the serious injury it will work to the property abutting on that street. A railroad track passing within a few feet of a dwelling house renders it unfit for occupation by a family, and those of your petitioners who have families will be compelled to abandon their homes, and the property will be unsuitable to rent to others.
In conforming with the established grade, heavy cuts will have to be made; in front of W. P. Wolfe’s house there will be an excavation of [?] feet, and Mr. Alex. Wilson’s house will be isolated by a cutting 8 feet deep. Your honorable body can understand how seriously detrimental this will be for the homes and possessions of your petitioners, and for this reason they respectfully protest against the publication and enforcement of Ordinance No. 25.
W. P. Wolfe, D. R. Cooper, Sam’l. J. Kennedy, Charlotte Faberiz, Thomas Croit, A. H. Johnson, Eli Warren, Thomas White, J. F. Henderson, T. H. Bonsall, Isaac Eldridge, C. F. Snyder, Alex Wilson, G. W. Hubert, Geo. W. Whit, Edward Nail, C. Cooper, J. B. Crew, J. Logan, H. G. Bailey, J. T. Shepard, John Hand, Geo. W. Bean, D. P. Marshall, And Others.
November 15th, 1885.
Mr. Bailey called upon Mr. Hill to explain how the petitioners were to be indemnified for the damage they were likely to sustain.
Mr. Hill said the present was an inexpedient time to determine the amount of damage that would be inflicted on the petitioners by the building of a railroad along their street. After the cutting and filling were done, the company would grade the street, on a gradient of one foot in 15, and the cross streets would be drained and leveled up to the rail. When this work was done, the appraisers would be able more accurately to assess damages. At the present time it was impossible to tell what would be the actual detriment to the street. At the proper time every lot owner will have a hearing and as the railroad company has covenanted and agreed to keep the city harmless, what damages are allowed must come from the funds of the company.
Judge Sumner, in behalf of the petitioners, said beside the actual damages to the street, there were the noise of the whistles, the smoke of the engines, and the continual danger to the lives of citizens. The track running along the center of the street was a hindrance to vehicles, wagons could not turn in front of a man’s door. The law provides in such cases that a railroad company shall appoint a commission to estimate the amount of damage done, and the benefits resulting are also to be taken into account. The balance is struck, and the award of damages made on that calculation. The speaker could not see the force of Mr. Hill’s argument. Before a road could be built, a profile must be made, and upon this the appraisers could estimate damages.

The petitioners appealed to the council to arrest the work now and see that they are properly indemnified for the damage done to their property. The city generally may be greatly benefitted by this road, but the residents on Thirteenth Street will be seriously injured. The spokesman for the petitioners, Judge Sumner, asked the council not to grant a franchise to this company, not to allow them to occupy this street, until the petitioners are secured against loss. What bond—what security do you hold that this party will pay when called upon? The recourse of these people is to the city, and if the city is not reimbursed by the railway company, then the loss falls upon taxpayers. An arrangement of the matter now would be likely to prevent costly and vexatious litigation. The only way the city can grant a franchise is by ordinance, duly signed and published. Ordinance No. 25 is not yet signed by the mayor, it has not acquired vitality. Judge Sumner recommended that the steps necessary to make it valid be not taken until the claims of these petitioners are adequately provided for.
Mr. Hill, in reply to this argument, said there was not a man in the directory of the railway company but was willing to satisfy every just claim for damage. But he begged his fellow councilmen and those citizens present in the chamber to have regard to what they were doing. “The bringing of the Kansas City & Southwestern railroad to this city was the result of two or three years of anxious labor. It is now at our doors, and we all believed we had acquired a good thing. Is this the time to interpose difficulties and stir up a hostile feeling? What time is there for delay? The company is required to have its road laid, its depot built, and trains running into the city within two weeks, or it forfeits its rights. Are the people of Arkansas City willing to see this useful enterprise thus foiled? It should be in the memory of all that during the last two or three weeks a complication arose which threatened the diversion of the road from our city boundaries, and it requires but a slight display of antagonism to resuscitate this same scheme. Winfield is watching the building of this road into our city with jealous eyes and not one of its population but would jump with delight if a state of things could be brought about whereby this city should be deprived of direct connection by means of this road.”
“You may take a prosperous and progressive city,” said the councilman, “that has been a century in attaining its proper growth. It represents the accumulated labors, and enterprise, and hopeful ambitions of three generations of men. Yet one man with so trifling an implement as a lucifer match can set fire to it, and in a few hours wipe out of existence the labor and the achievement of a hundred years.”
Mr. Hill continued, “The gentleman, Judge Somer (the councilman persisted in calling the attorney by that name) is employed by his clients to speak in their behalf as he has done.” Mr. Hill had no fault to find with that. “He is a lawyer, and it is his business to argue on either side. But the question is what weight shall this body attach to his sayings. The gentleman has no real property in this city, he is not bound to its destiny as some of us are. Citizens who are most deeply identified with this community have shown the most interest in getting this road, and surely their judgment is entitled to greater weight.”
Mr. Hill closed an able and impressive speech by saying, “The damage which is so magnified in our ears is largely imaginary. There will be ample room for vehicles to turn in front of every door, and there will be a continuous crossing.” Mr. Hill mentioned a number of cities in New York and other eastern states where a railroad track traverses the principal streets, yet business is not injured thereby, property is not depreciated.
Judge Sumner replied at some length.
The mayor explained why ordinance No. 25 was not now operative. He would take the blame upon himself for the delay. Movements were in progress at the time when the council re-adopted the ordinance which had a sinister aspect, and he thought it well to hold the advantage he had in his hands. The belief was fixed deeply in his mind that no grip could be too strong when one is grappling with a railroad company. But his apprehensions were now removed, and he was ready to approve the ordinance, provided the council at its present session should not revoke it.

The question was debated at some length by the council, and Alexander Wilson was heard on behalf of the petitioners. He said he and his fellow property owners had no objection to the road being built, if proper compensation was guaranteed. But they wanted a guaranty. With many others he had had personal experience with railroad companies and he knew whenever they got the upper hand, they held on to it with a tenacious grip. It was a folly for anybody to tell them their property would not be injured. The street was already damaged, and when the track was laid, the injury would be permanent.
The mayor asked the council what it would do with the memorial. On motion it was placed on file.
Excerpts: C. F. Snyder...
Arkansas City Traveler, February 10, 1886.
The petition of property holders on Thirteenth Street was again read.
To the Honorable Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Arkansas City, Kansas, in Common Council Assembled.
GENTLEMEN: We property holders on Thirteenth street of said city beg and petition your Honorable body to immediately take such legal steps as may lay in your power to procure for us damages done to our property abutting on said street, caused by the building of the Kansas City and Southwestern R. R. on the said street.
The right of way being granted to said R. R. Co. by your Honorable body, we deem it only right and proper that you procure for us the damages claimed by us, to our property.
Signed.                                                                                     Amount Claimed.
W. P. Wolfe                                                                                      600.00
A. H. Johnson                                                                                   500.00
Thomas Watts                                                                                1,500.00        
D. R. Cooper                                                                                    400.00
C. R. Sipes                                                                                        100.00
Alex. Wilson                                                                                      500.00
J. C. Topliff, for Virg. Walton                                                            500.00
J. T. Shepard                                                                                  1,800.00
C. S. Acker                                                                                       200.00
E. A. Barron                                                                                      500.00
I. H. Bonsall                                                                                      200.00
G. W. Herbert                                                                                   600.00
Jerry Logan                                                                                       500.00
Thomas Croft                                                                                    250.00
Daniel J. Kennedy                                                                             400.00
C. F. Snyder                                                                                  1,000.00
Ge. W. Beane                                                                                   700.00
H. G. Bailey                                                                                      600.00
W. A. Nix                                                                                         250.00
John Haney                                                                                       400.00

F. B. Lane                                                                                         400.00
E. Warren                                                                                         500.00
W. S. Houghton, by Topliff                                                             1,000.00
Nat Banks                                                                                         150.00
Edith & Roy Chamberlain                                                                  700.00
Mr. Hill being called on in behalf of the railroad company, to explain, said the late severe weather had temporarily suspended all outside work, and the contractors had not yet been able to finish their work. Until the slopes were smoothed off and the cross walks properly laid, it would not be easy to determine what damage to the abutting property had actually been done. The claims set forth in the petition just read were equal to the entire value of the property; and he supposed the petitioners acted on the principle, which governs in all such cases of getting all they could. He did not admit that any real harm had been done to Thirteenth street lot owners. Free access was given to their houses by all vehicles, the grade at all places admitting of safe and easy turning. The fact of the railroad track being there might be assumed as a constructive damage; but to prove in court that real and tangible injury had been done would be a difficult undertaking.
Mr. Bailey asked whether the railroad company at any time intended to pay damages to the people of Thirteenth street.
This question brought a lengthy explanation from the gentleman interrogated, the object of which was to prove that no injury had been done. He was confident that not a man on Thirteenth street would sell his property for one dollar less price than before the railroad was built through that thoroughfare. He had asked the parties interested to wait till the work on the street is finished, but if they insisted on pressing their claims, now was as good a time as any. The city or the council, he would remind the gentleman, was not responsible for a dollar of the damages; the claims lay solely against the railroad company.
Mr. Bailey said he knew such to be the case.
After some further talk the petition was laid on the table.
Snyder, of Eureka, Kansas...
Arkansas City Republican, March 6, 1886.
Messrs. Stoddard and Snyder, of Eureka, Kansas, representatives of the western system of the United States Electric Lighting Company, were in the city the first of the week, looking up the possibility of establishing a system of electric lights. Now is the time to put that imposing stand-pipe into use.
Mrs. Wm. Snyder...???
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, December 18, 1886. From Monday’s Daily.
Mrs. Wm. Snyder, mother of Mrs. J. Vawter, is visiting in the city.
Snyder farm???
Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 1, 1885.
Mr. James Wright will now move on to the Snyder farm lately vacated by Mr. Ryner.
Lenore Snyder, Arkansas City...
                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 23, 1885.

The following are the real estate transfers, filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
Lizzie B Greer and husband to Lenore Snyder, lots 23, 24, and 25, blk 93, Arkansas City,
q-c: $1.00.
                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 6, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
Lenore Snyder and husband to F J Hess, lots 23 and 24, blk 23, 24, blk 75, 19, 20, 23, and 24, blk 75, A. C.: $600.00.
A. H. Snyder...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 3, 1885.
Miss Lou Varner and A. H. Snyder, who have been visiting Mrs. C. M. Leavitt, returned to Osage County Monday. Mr. Snyder will return in a few weeks to teach a winter school near Floral.
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Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 17, 1885.
                                                  144. A. H. Snyder, Winfield.
Mr. Snyder: Dexter???
                                           DEXTER DOTS. “MOSS ROSE.”
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 17, 1885.
A little son of Mr. Snyder is, or has been, in a serious condition, caused from a wound on one of his limbs.

G. M. Snyder: visitor...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 24, 1885.
G. M. Snyder, of Monroe, Wisconsin, is here for a visit. He is an old friend and school mate of Will R. Gray. Will’s seductive letters gave Mr. Snyder an elevated idea of Cowley and Winfield, and he finds no disappointment.


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