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Captain Harvey W. Stubblefield

[Note: Winfield was actually the last place in Cowley County where Stubblefield and family located. He lived in the following places: Sheridan township, handled a hack between Cedar Vale and Winfield, ran the Great Western Hotel at Sedan, Chautauqua County, then resided in Liberty township followed by Walnut township before settling in Winfield.]
Sheridan Township 1873: H. W. Stubblefield, 35; spouse, Anna E., 30.
Kansas 1875 Census Sheridan Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name                                 age sex color             Place/birth      Where from
H. W. Stubblefield        38  m     w                  Illinois         Illinois
Frances Stubblefield           31    f      w                  Illinois         Illinois
Olive Stubblefield           7    f      w                  Kansas
Clifford Stubblefield              1  m    w                  Kansas
Walnut Township 1882: H. W. Stubblefield, 45. No spouse listed.
Winfield Directory 1885.
Rider N P, works Stubblefield, res 808 Millington.
Stubblefield H W, meat and feed store, 209 e 9th, res e end 12th.
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 16, 1873.
The COURIER office was honored with a call from Captain Stubblefield of Sheridan Township and A. J. Truesdall of Tisdale, both old soldiers, and neither taking any stock in the bogus farmers ticket.
Winfield Courier, February 13, 1874.
County Council.
COUNCIL ROOST, WINFIELD, KANSAS, 10 o’clock A. M., Feb. 3d, 1874.
Pursuant to a call of Deputy J. H. Werden, the delegates from the different subordinate granges throughout the county met at the Courtroom in Winfield. The meeting being called to order by the worthy Deputy, proceeded to temporary organization by electing brother A. S. Williams temporary Chairman, and N. C. McCulloch Secretary pro tem. Whereupon the Master appointed the following committees.
On Constitution and By-laws: J. H. Werden, Jos. Stansberry, and Frank Cox.
Committee on Credentials: W. H. Grow, H. H. Martin, and A. Walck.
Committee on Resolutions: T. A. Blanchard, John Irwin, J. O. Van Orsdal, C. G. Handy, and A. T. Stewart.
Adjourned to meet at 1:30 o’clock, p.m.
1:30 p.m.: Meeting called to order by the sound of the gavel, whereupon the committee on Credentials made the following report and declared the following members entitled to seats.
Sheridan grange: Jos. Burt, H. W. Stubblefield, W. H. Clay.
Winfield Courier, February 20, 1874.

COUNCIL ROOM, Winfield, February 14, 1874.
Council called to order by the Master whereupon the follow­ing business was transacted after calling the roll, etc.
The following resolutions were unanimously adopted.
Resolved, That our delegates to the State Grange of patron’s of husbandry, be instructed to ask our Representative in the Legislature to vote and use his influence against authorizing the Commissioners to bond the indebtedness of Cowley County.
Resolved, That our delegates to the State Grange be in­structed to inform our Representative that his action on the pass and per diem resolutions is not approved by the patrons of husbandry of Cowley County.
Resolved, That we approve the action of the County Commis­sioners in the present investigation of the County Clerk’s office, and say, make the examination thorough, and extend it to other officials if thought necessary, even if it takes six months.
Resolved, That our Council agent be requested not to pur­chase implements of those firms who refuse to contract with the agency.
The following committees were appointed by the Master.
Committee on crop reports: Lucius Walton, John Mentch, S. C. Winton.
Committee on warehouses, mills, etc.: Adam Walck, H. W. Stubblefield, Frank Cox.
Committee on banks, Insurance companies, etc.: T. C. Bird, P. M. Waite, John Manly.
Adjourned until the next regular communication, unless otherwise convened.
A. S. WILLIAMS, Chairman. T. A. BLANCHARD, Secretary.
Winfield Courier, July 24, 1874.
Council Room P. of H.
WINFIELD, July 11, 1874.Council called to order by the worthy Master, and corrected by the Overseer. After reading minutes of last meeting, etc., and under the suggestions for good of the order it was
Resolved, That the Patrons of Cowley County hold a grand social feast on the 22nd day of August, 1874, at Winfield, and the following committees were appointed:
Committee of 5 on general arrangements consisting of Broth­ers A. S. Williams, T. C. Bird, A. T. Gay, J. O. Van Orsdal, and P. Smith, and that Winfield Grange be requested to act in con­junction with said committee in procuring grounds. etc.
Committee to procure speakers consisting of Brothers Irwin, Deming, and Stewart.
Ordered that Sub. Granges appoint each a Committee of 2 whose duty it shall be to properly arrange the table.
Brother Stubblefield was elected Marshal and Brothers Deming and Stewart assistants.
Resolved, That members of the Order in adjacent counties be invited to meet with us and that the invitation be also extended to persons not members but who are friendly to the cause.
Ordered that these proceedings be forwarded to the county papers with the request to publish.
Council closed in due form. T. A. BLANCHARD, Secretary.
Winfield Courier, August 28, 1874.

The Grange Festival. The festival held by the Grangers of Cowley County, in the woods northeast of Winfield, on Saturday last, was a success. At an early hour the different Granges commenced driving into the city and taking up position on the Courthouse square, awaiting the formation of the procession, and at eleven o’clock, when the procession was formed, not less than three hundred teams were within the city limits. The procession, which was over a mile long, was headed by the Chief Marshal, H. W. Stubblefield, followed by the Winfield Band; next came some fifty or sixty horsemen, and then the different Granges—some thirty in number—with their banners, flags, and mottoes flying to the breeze. Near the middle of the procession and at the head of the Creswell Grange came the Arkansas City Band.
The following are some of the mottoes:
Bethel Grange, “Our Watchword—Reform.”
Floral, “United we Stand, divided we fall.”
Winfield, “Honor to whom Honor is due—The success of the Farmer is the Success of the Nation.”
Grand Prairie, “Reduce Expenses—Plow Deep.”
Philomathian, “Sit Lux.”
Little Dutch, “In God is our Trust—Justice to all—The Farmers forever.”
Creswell, “Better days are coming—In the soil we Trust.”
South Bend, “Agricul­ture—Our Hope. No honest labor we despise.”
Union Grange, “In Union there is strength.”
Vernon Grange, “Our Liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain.”
After patrolling the principal streets of the city, the procession headed for the Picnic Ground. Upon reaching the grove, the meeting was called to order by A. S. Williams, Master of the county council, followed by the bands supplying some excellent music, after which a motion to adjourn for dinner was put and unanimously carried.
The afternoon exercises were opened by music from both bands followed by a song from T. A. Wilkinson and others. Prayer by Rev. Martin, of Vernon Grange, and a speech by Amos Walton.
The following toasts were then given by the Toast Master, A. N. Deming.
“The laboring class.” Responded to by T. A. Wilkinson of the Winfield Grange.
“The Dignity of labor.” By G. N. Fowler, Little Dutch Grange.
“The Province of the Grange.” By John Irwin, Darien Grange.
“Grasshopper and Chinch Bug.” By P. W. Smith, Philomathian Grange.
“The State of Kansas.” By H. W. Stubblefield, Sheridan Grange.
Several other toasts were to have been given, but time would now allow.
The meeting then adjourned and the assemblage sought their respective homes apparently well satisfied with their first annual reunion.
Winfield Courier, June 22, 1876.
From Sheridan Township. EDITOR COURIER: We P.’s of H. still live, move, and have our beings. Everybody is busy in the harvest field. The wheat is ripening very slowly on account of cool weather.

Capt. Stubblefield is making extensive preparations for freighting wheat to Wichita; you see the fruits of having no railroad.
Winfield Courier, January 25, 1877.
MR. STUBBLEFIELD, of Sheridan Township, offers to sell a good team of horses and rent his farm on time for $400.
Winfield Courier, January 25, 1877.
I wish to rent my farm, 2½ miles southwest of Tisdale, with fifty acres in cultivation and good buildings, also to sell a good team of horses, a wagon, and farming implements on time.
Winfield Courier, April 26, 1877.
The Cedarvale Blade says: “Capt. Stubblefield will put on a hack between Cedarvale and Winfield the first of the month.”
Winfield Courier, August 23, 1877.
Our Cowley County readers in going to Independence should take the hack line at this place and go by Sedan thence to Independence by daily stage. At Sedan they will find good hotel accommodation at the Great Western, kept by a Cowley County man, Capt. H. W. Stubblefield.
Winfield Courier, December 20, 1877.
Capt. Stubblefield, formerly of Cowley County, has retired from the hotel business at Sedan.
Winfield Courier, June 5, 1879.
Capt. H. W. Stubblefield has appeared again on our street as natural as life. Three years ago he was living in Sheridan township in this county where he had worked some years and had improved a good farm, but like many others in those times which “tried men’s souls” and their pockets too, he became financially embarrassed and his farm was so heavily mortgaged that it seemed it must go. But the captain was irrepressible. He went to Chautauqua County and worked at hotel keeping, stock raising, anything that would pay, until he has now returned, paid his old debts, cleared his farm of the mortgage, and has a reasonable competence left to provide for his family and continue the stock business. Such energetic men as he are bound to win in the end in spite of adverse circumstances. Though a gallant soldier in the war, his great adventure has been in the struggles of civil life.
Winfield Courier, May 27, 1880.
Four more horses were stolen from this vicinity Monday night, two belonging to Capt. Stubblefield and two to Mr. Ray­mond. These make over a dozen horses that have been stolen within the past few months. Some stringent measures must be taken to stop this wholesale stealing, and if it continues we are liable to have a repetition of the Douglass tragedies.
Winfield Courier, June 24, 1880.
A young son of Capt. Stubblefield came near being drowned in Silver Creek last Sunday. He was swimming with a companion named Burt, and was taken with cramp. It was with difficulty that his companion succeeded in getting him out.
Winfield Courier, July 29, 1880.

The letters submitted by Judge Gans are from S. Wilkins, J. H. Lee, Geo. Eaton, H. W. Stubblefield, and E. Shriver. Each says he has intimately known the Judge for fifteen or twenty years, and knows he has never been a rebel sympathizer or copper­head, but has ever been a strong union man. We deem it unneces­sary to publish the letters entire.
Winfield Courier, November 11, 1880.
The following are the names of the enterprising citizens who brought in the returns from different townships on the night after the election.
Liberty:  Justus Fisher, Capt. Stubblefield.
Winfield Courier, December 23, 1880.
Capt. Stubblefield made us a pleasant call Tuesday morning. The Captain is one of the “stalwarts of Liberty township.”
Winfield Courier, January 13, 1881.
FARMERS’ CONVENTION. A number of the leading farmers of the county met pursuant to call at the courthouse last Saturday. The meeting organized by electing J. S. Baker chairman and S. E. Burger secretary. After a few preliminary remarks it was decided to issue a call for a mass convention, to meet two weeks from that date, to perfect the organization of a “Farmers’ Alliance Club.” Three delegates were elected to attend the convention, which meets at Topeka today (Wednesday). The delegates are: S. E. Burger, Capt. Stubblefield, and F. W. Schwantes.
Winfield Courier, February 17, 1881.
Captain H. W. Stubblefield, of Winfield, an old army comrade of the editor, made us a pleasant call today. Topeka Capital.
[Capt. Stubblefield returned Tuesday, having been absent a week. He has visited Kansas City and the Leavenworth penitentia­ry. How he escaped, he does not inform us. Ed.]
Winfield Courier, August 25, 1881.
The meeting at Manning’s hall on Saturday, August 20th, was well attended by the old soldiers. Capt. Haight with a section of his battery, put in a number of shots that sounded like old times to the boys. Messrs. Pixley, Requa, Woodruff, Roseberry, and others furnished old time martial music. At 11 a.m., the meeting was called to order with C. M. Wood in the chair, and Jake Nixon, secretary.
On motion a committee of seven was appointed as a permanent organization consisting of comrades Wells, Steuven, Stubblefield, Nixon, Waugh, Kretsinger, and Jennings. After some interesting remarks on the part of Capt. Stubblefield, J. W. Millspaugh, H. D. Catlin, and S. M. Jennings, the meeting adjourned until 2 p.m.
Executive Committee: Col. McMullen, Capt. Stubblefield, Capt. Hunt, Capt. Tansey, T. R. Bryan, D. L. Kretsinger, and C. M. Wood.
On motion comrades present from the various townships were requested to name their vice presidents.
Walnut: Capt. Stubblefield.
Winfield Courier, August 25, 1881.
The old soldiers of Walnut township will meet at Island Park on Friday, September 2nd, at 2 o’clock p.m., for the purpose of organizing to attend the Soldiers’ reunion and State fair at Topeka. CAPT. STUBBLEFIELD, V. P.

Winfield Courier, September 22, 1881.
Mrs. John Frazier has returned from her visit in Indiana, and is now stopping with the family of Capt. Stubblefield.
Winfield Courier, October 6, 1881.
EDS. COURIER: The old soldiers of Walnut township met at Island Park Sept. 24th, and organized by electing H. W. Stubblefield, Captain; Silich Cure, 1st Lieutenant; D. C. Roberts, 2nd Lieutenant; S. E. Burger, orderly sergeant; and T. A. Blanchard, D. W. Ferguson, B. E. Murphy, Lewis Myers, G. W. Porter, Sergeants. The propriety of organizing as cavalry or infantry was decided to drill as infantry, and appointed Oct. 8th and 15th at Island Park as the time and place of drill. All soldiers were requested to attend the drills, so that at the reunion the company would be enabled to make a fair show of proficiency.
The orderly has been instructed to make a complete muster roll of soldiers giving name, rank, company, regiment, state, and arm of service to which they belonged, and to enable him to do this all are requested to hand their names to him or leave the same at the COURIER office prior to the 8th of October.
Winfield Courier, Thursday,  October 27, 1881 - Front Page.
Winfield Courier, November 3, 1881.
CIVIL DOCKET. FIFTH DAY. H. Jochems vs. H. W. Stubblefield et al.
Winfield Courier, November 3, 1881.
Capt. H. W. Stubblefield is the father of a nine pound girl.
Winfield Courier, May 11, 1882.
The Walnut Township primary was held Saturday and the following persons were elected delegates to the County convention: J. L. King, M. A. Graham, S. E. Burger, S. Cure, H. W. Stubblefield. The alternates were as follows: T. A. Blanchard, Joel Mack, C. E. Metzger, Chas. Wilson, J. C. Roberts. A resolution was passed instructing these delegates to assist in the election of the delegates to the State Congressional Convention also.
Cowley County Courant, May 11, 1882.
The Republicans of Walnut township held a meeting at Frank Manny’s stone brewery building last Saturday at which the follow­ing delegates and alternates were elected to attend the County Convention to be held in this city May the 13th inst.
J. L. King, M. A. Graham, S. E. Burger, S. Cure, H. W. Stubblefield.
Alternates: T. A. Blanchard, Joel Mack, John C. Roberts, Chas. Wilson, and C. E. Metzgar.
The delegates were instructed to also vote for delegates to the State Convention to be held in Topeka on the 24th day of June next.
Cowley County Courant, May 11, 1882.
We make the following extract from a private letter written from Durango, Colorado, April 29th, to Capt. H. W. Stubblefield, of this city, by M. M. Mull, a former resident of Cowley County. Those of our people who are struck on going west, will do well to make a note of the report given in this letter.

After writing about personal matters, Mr. Mull says: “I did not find anything here as I expected. This is a colder climate than that of Southern Kansas. The society is bad and would not suit you, I know.
“Everything is at a standstill here. On the 13th and 17th it snowed. The flakes melted away about as fast as they fell in the valley, but the mountains are still in white, and I am told will be until July. The farmers are sowing oats and spring wheat, and planting early potatoes. All kinds of wages are high, but there is not near work enough for the men who are here and need it. I can’t write anything encouraging about this country. There are a great many rich men here, but most of them were rich when they came. Those who came here ten years ago and went into the cattle raising business have done well, but I would not have gone through the hardships they were compelled to encounter for all they have gained. A man here with a lot of cattle can do well, so he can there, if he has a good farm. It costs a pretty good fortune to improve a farm here, and it requires $10,000 or $15,000 to buy one already improved, and I think in less than five years any of them can be bought for what it costs to put the improvements upon them.
“They cannot raise corn or winter wheat there. There are no hogs raised here. It is a pretty good place for a man who has to depend upon working out for a living. There is lots of money made here selling milk and butter; it would never do to try to feed cows, as it would cost more than the cows and the milk would be worth. There is plenty of timber here, and it will never become a scarce article. It is mostly pine, and the trees are tall and straight as an arrow, many of them 100 feet high.”
[Note: Next two items. Courant showed “L. B. Stone.” Skipped “Dan Maher.” Papers quite often did not give accurate reports. MAW]
Cowley County Courant, May 18, 1882.
The following delegates and alternates were elected as follows to the Third District Convention to be held at Emporia on the 24th inst.: D. A. Millington, A. B. Elliott, P. M. Waite, C. L. Swarts, H. W. Stubblefield, L. B. Stone, S. M. Fall, Sampson Johnson. Alternates: S. P. Strong, Justus Fisher, W. B. Norman, William White, S. W. Chase, H. H. Martin, M. S. Teter, J. M. Hooker.
Winfield Courier, May 18, 1882.
Walnut Township, Delegates: S. Cure, J. L. King, H. W. Stubblefield, S. E. Burger, M. A. Graham. Alternates: C. Wilson, T. A. Blanchard, Geo. Youle, Joel Mack, C. Metzger.
Delegates to the 3rd District Convention at Emporia, May 24th: D. A. Millington, Winfield; A. B. Elliott, Dexter; P. M. Waite, Vernon; C. L. Swarts, Creswell; H. W. Stubblefield, Walnut; Dan Maher, Richland; S. M. Fall, Windsor; Sampson Johnson, Prairie Valley. Alternates: S. P. Strong, Rock; Justus Fisher, Liberty; W. B. Norman, Maple; Wm. White, Fairview; S. W. Chase, Tisdale; H. H. Martin, Ninnescah; M. S. Teter, Beaver; J. M. Hooker, Omnia.
Winfield Courier, June 1, 1882.
Old Soldiers.

SPECIAL ORDER NO. 1. In accordance with General Order No. 4, received from Regimental Head Quarters, all the members of Co. F, Cowley Co. Veteran Soldiers, that desire to attend the reunion at Topeka in Sept., will report at the Hall near Mr. Frank Manny’s, on Saturday, June 2, 1882, at 2 p.m. All those that desire to go must report at once. By order of H. W. STUBBLEFIELD, Capt. Commanding.
SAMUEL BURGER, Orderly Sergeant.
Cowley County Courant, June 8, 1882.
Walnut Township Special Order No. 1, Co. F, Cowley County Veterans: In accordance with general order No. 4, received from Regimental Headquarters, all members of Co. F, Cowley Co. Veteran soldiers who desire to attend the re-union at Topeka in September, will report at the hall near Mr. Frank Manny’s on Saturday, June 3rd, 1882, at 2 o’clock P.M. Those desiring to go must report at once. By order of H. W. STUBBLEFIELD, Capt.
SAMUEL BURGER, Orderly Sergeant.
[G. A. R.]
Winfield Courier, February 8, 1883.
Post No. 85, G. A. R., meets at Odd Fellow’s hall every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. All comrades in good standing are cordially invited to attend.
J. E. SNOW, Adjutant. H. W. STUBBLEFIELD, Post Commander.
Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.
The Telegram does Mr. Ed. Nicholson an injustice in its account of his horse-thief capture last week. He was not “sent out” by Sheriff Gary. He was on his way home, and took in the thieves on his own account. Instead of being “sent out” by Mr. Gary, he “sent in” for the said Gary post haste, the messenger being Captain Stubblefield, with the information that he had two horse thieves surrounded and desired the Sheriff to come out and assist in the capture. The “sheriff” never put in an appearance until the thieves were safe at the jail doors —probably because he was too busy to go himself and had no one to “send.” Our Sheriff evidently prefers “sending someone out” to getting in the way of trouble himself. His administration reminds us of that of one of Cowley’s early sheriffs who, when fleeing from an irate citizen who was attempting to caress him with a club, looked back over his shoulder and wailed, “Don’t strike! Don’t strike!! If you strike, I’ll bring the majesty of the law to bear upon you!” The citizen struck, but only caught the tail of a coat as it whipped around the corner.
[G. A. R.]
Winfield Courier, June 21, 1883.
Attention, Comrades! The next regular meeting of the Winfield Post No. 85, G. A. R., will occur on Wednesday, June 27th, at 8 o’clock p.m., at Odd Fellows Hall. All members are hereby earnestly requested to be present, as business of importance will come before the meeting. This notice means come. Regular meetings 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month.
By order of H. W. STUBBLEFIELD, Commander. Attest: J. E. SNOW, Adjutant.
Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.
Capt. Stubblefield lost a fine horse colt Monday. He is very anxious to learn of its whereabouts.

Winfield Courier, October 25, 1883.
Ex-Soldiers of War Organizations. During the Soldiers’ Re-union last week it was determined to effect a permanent organization, and the soldiers present from each state were requested to appoint one member of a committee to recommend a form for such organization and the officers for the first year. The committee met and organized by electing comrade James McDermott, chairman, and comrade A. H. Limerick, secretary. The roll of the committee was called and the following members were found present.
James McDermott, 4th Kentucky Infantry.
A. H. Limerick, 93rd Illinois.
Geo. W. Robertson, 3rd Missouri Cavalry.
A. V. Polk, 3rd Pennsylvania.
H. W. Stubblefield, 6th Kansas Cavalry.
S. F. Gould, 2nd Minnesota Cavalry.
J. C. Evans, 14th New York Infantry.
J. W. Millspaugh, 37th Iowa Infantry.
L. B. Aldrich, 12th Wisconsin Infantry.
G. H. Williams, 2nd Colorado Infantry.
John W. Wolfe, 8th Michigan Infantry.
J. B. Corson, 13th Maine Infantry.
Wm. White, 155 Ohio Infantry.
J. A. Brown, 12th Indiana Mounted Infantry.
C. F. Vaughn, 5th West Virginia Infantry.
The committee made the following report, which was adopted by the soldiers at dress parade on Friday evening, October 18, 1883. The committee of one person from each state represented at this Re-union, appointed to recommend a plan of organization for future Re-unions, beg leave to recommend the adoption of the following:
That an association be formed to be called “The Arkansas Valley Re-Union Association,” for the purpose of holding annual re-Unions. The association shall be composed of all old Soldiers and Sailors of the United States residing in the counties of Chautauqua, Elk, Greenwood, Butler, Cowley, Sumner, Sedgwick, Harvey, Reno, Kingman, Harper, and Barber. The officers of the association shall be a president, a secretary, a treasurer, and one vice-president from each county. The officers named shall constitute an Executive Board. The officers shall be elected at the annual Re-unions and shall hold their offices until the next annual Re-union, and until their successors are elected. The Executive Board shall determine the time and place of each Re-union, but the time shall be between August 1st and October 1st, and the Re-union shall not be held in connection with any fair or other public gathering. The president, secretary, and three vice-presidents shall constitute a quorum of the Executive Board. The Executive Board shall have power to fill all vacancies in offices in the intervals between Re-unions.
The officers for the first year shall be: President, T. H. Soward of Winfield; Secretary, A. H. Limerick of Winfield; Treasurer, James McDermott of Winfield.
Cowley County, H. W. Stubblefield.

Sumner County, John H. Wolfe.
Chautauqua County,           Ward.
Butler County, Charley Durham.
Barber County, James Springer.
Harper County, J. P. Horton.
Vice-presidents for the other counties to be appointed by the Executive Board.
It is further recommended that the present Re-union be designated the first annual Re-union, and that future Re-unions be numbered accordingly.
Respectfully submitted, JAMES McDERMOTT, Chairman
A. H. LIMERICK, Secretary.
Winfield Courier, October 25, 1883.
THE RE-UNION. The re-union last week in spite of the inclement weather, was a fair success. About six or seven hundred of the veterans gathered together and enjoyed a general good time. The executive committee of this post of the G. A. R. worked faithfully. Their arrangements were carefully planned and everything in readiness for a grand old-fashioned jubilee, but it commenced raining a week before and continued to drizzle up to the second day of the re-union. It was decided on the first day to postpone it indefinitely, and visiting posts were telegraphed not to come, but the rain clearing up on the second day, it was resolved to go on with it. On Friday there were fully six hundred old soldiers on the grounds and several hundred visitors, including ladies. The exercises were interesting throughout. On Thursday evening Congressman Perkins delivered a speech in the Opera House, which was the main feature of the occasion. Mr. Perkins is a splendid speaker and “knows how it was himself.” Taken altogether the re-union was a pleasant social gathering, and while not the success that it would have been had the weather been favorable, we hope to see it the beginning of regular annual meetings, which will grow in interest until time shall call the old soldiers to another world.
NOTES. The registration lists show the names of over four hundred old soldiers.
Dr. H. L. Wells, as chairman of the Executive Committee, did good work. He was ably assisted by Messrs. Stone, Arment, Scott, Finch, and Stubblefield. Dexter Post carried off the beautiful banner offered for the best drilled post. The boys deserve the honor. Rev. Cairns, post chaplain, made one of the most eloquent and feeling speeches we have ever heard. During the re-union thirty members were mustered into the Winfield Post G. A. R. The chicken chase by Tony Agler and S. Cure was one of the most laughable things out, and only eclipsed by the sure enough chicken hunt the night before. Levi Quier was in his glory and got as much fun out of the re-union as anyone. The address of welcome delivered by T. H. Soward was excellent, and fired the boys with much of the old-time enthusiasm. The re-union committee has money enough to pay all its bills and a balance in the treasury.
Winfield Courier, November 1, 1883.
List of Kansas Soldiers at the Re-union.
H. W. Stubblefield, Reg. 16, Co. H, Capt.
J. H. Finch, Reg. 13, Co. D, Private.

J. W. Sparks, Reg. 2, Co. D, Private.
J. C. Clarey, Reg. 12, Co. K, Private.
T. M. Williams, Reg. 2, Co. I, Private.
Enoch Henderson, Reg. 5, Co. D, Private.
Wm. Jones, Reg. 15, Co. K, Private.
James Kenzey, Reg. 5, Co. I, Private.
T. W. Tharp, Reg. 2, Co. F, Private.
Amos Walton, Reg. 9, Co. B, Private.
N. W. Dressie, Reg. 8, Co. C, Private.
J. W. Powell, Reg. 12, Co. D, Private.
Joseph Powell, Reg. 6, Co. H, Private.
W. S. Williamson, Reg. 9, Co. C, Private.
Dempsey Elliott, Reg. 9, Co. C, Private.
Winfield Courier, November 15, 1883.
Messrs. Welch & Stubblefield have purchased the Ninth Avenue Restaurant. They make popular caterers, and Saturday night their restaurant was the general rendezvous for all the hungry. They set a first-class lunch at very reasonable rates.
Winfield Courier, April 3, 1884.
The County Temperance Convention. A Mass Temperance Convention, according to previous announcement, for the organization of the county for Temperance work, convened in the Baptist Church on last Friday at 11 o’clock, with a good representation from the different townships of the county. A temporary organization was effected with Rev. J. Cairns as chairman and Frank H. Greer secretary, and the following committees were appointed.
On permanent organization: Mrs. E. D. Garlick and Messrs. Capt. Stubblefield and N. J. Larkin.
The committee on permanent organization reported, recommending a continuance of temporary officers, with the addition of J. W. Millspaugh, vice president, and A. P. Johnson, treasurer, which report was adopted.
Olive Stubblefield, daughter...
Winfield Courier, May 15, 1884.
The Opera House was crowded on last Thursday evening for the annual Commencement exercises of the Winfield High School. At the proper hour the curtain rose, disclosing a class of six young ladies, all beautifully robed in white, and countenances aglow with expectation, with their teachers, Prof. A. Gridley and Miss Caro Meech, at the head of the class. The program of exercises was as follows. Recitation—“The Present Crisis” - Olive Stubblefield.
Winfield Courier, June 19, 1884.

Fourth of July—Attention Old Soldiers. The Grand Army of the Republic and all old soldiers are expected to assemble at Post No. 85, over Baden’s dry goods store, in Winfield, July 3rd, at 3 p.m. sharp and march to the Fair Grounds, where a bean supper, dress parade, and grand camp fire and torch light drill will take place with other amusing army exercises. The following committees have been appointed by Post No. 85 to carry out the programme for the 3rd and 4th of July.
Executive Committee: T. H. Soward, H. H. Siverd, J. H. Finch, A. E. Davis, and Geo. Crippen. Invitation Committee: C. E. Steuven, J. E. Snow, and A. B. Arment. Committee on Program: S. C. Smith, W. E. Tansey, and Capt. Wakefield. Committee on Quarters: J. C. Long, Sid Cure, and C. Trump. Reception Committee: H. L. Wells, C. E. Steuven, Capt. Wakefield, A. E. Davis, and J. E. Snow. Torch Committee: H. L. Wells, C. Trump, and Dr. Stiles. Committee on Police: J. H. Finch, chief police on fair ground, J. E. Snow, and B. W. Stout. Committee on Music: Geo. Crippen, H. W. Stubblefield, and J. W. Arrowsmith.
Fuel, quarters, and rations free of charge to all old soldiers and their families. A jolly good time to all old veterans without money and without price. Come.
Winfield Courier, July 24, 1884.
Talesman: H. W. Stubblefield.
Olive Stubblefield...
Winfield Courier, August 21, 1884.
The Teachers. The following is a list of teachers granted certificates at the late examination. Olive Stubblefield was included in this list.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 26, 1885.
Our school is again in full blast with a full complement of little ones. Miss Ollie Stubblefield wields the birch.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 5, 1885.
James Lukens, a young man who was engaged in Captain Stubblefield’s feed store, was given about fifty dollars, one day last week, to pay off certain bills for his employer. The youth had had the California fever for some time and pocketing the money he took the train and has not been heard of since. He had shown no signs previously of crookedness and was considered reliable.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 5, 1885.
ANOTHER OLD PIONEER GONE. On Wednesday of last week there passed away at his home near Tisdale one of the oldest pioneers of Kansas, Mr. Benjamin Bell, aged eight-eight. Mr. Bell was the father of Mrs. Capt. Stubblefield, of this city, and his life embraces a history that if written in detail would make an interesting volume indeed. He was born in Westchester Co., N. Y., in 1797. In 1804 he moved with his parents to Ohio. Before Kansas was admitted to the sisterhood of States, he settled on her soil with his family, a wife and seven children. One of his sons fell a victim to the notorious Price raid, in 1864, and the remaining son, William M., was the support of the aged father in his declining years.
Excerpt from a lengthy article: mentions “Clifford Stubblefield.”...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 4, 1885.

Decoration Day! The service of grave decoration then began. The garlands were deposited by a bevy of Misses and boys, in charge of Mr. A. E. Baird and Dr. F. H. Bull, and composed as follows: Maude Conrad, Alma Rogers, Maggie Hendricks, Hortense Kelly, Maude Cooper, Lottie Caton, Lottie McGuire, Mattie Paris, Lulu McGuire, Winnie Limerick, Katie Beck; Master Charley Stewart, Robert Scott, Clifford Stubblefield, Clyde Albro, Johnnie Scott, Robbie McMullen, Waldo Baird, Charley Greer, Harry Hunt, George Carson.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, June 4, 1885.
DECORATION OF OTHER CEMETERIES. The decoration of the Catholic cemetery was conducted by Messrs. Walter Denning, H. W. Stubblefield, and D. C. Beach, assisted by citizens.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 20, 1885.
E. C. Seward has bought the Harter drug store building and will move it to the lot where Stubblefield’s meat market now is.
Ollie Stubblefield, Capt. Stubblefield’s daughter...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 17, 1885.
Miss Ollie Stubblefield, daughter of the Captain, has entered the State Normal school at Emporia for the winter’s term. She is one of the brightest graduates of the Winfield High school, and all her acquaintances take a warm interest in her advance. Her ambition and keen intellect will soon put her to the front in the State Normal.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 24, 1885.
Miss Ollie Stubblefield entered the State University at Lawrence instead of the Emporia Normal school. She will take a four year’s course—complete in the classics.
Grandson of Benjamin Bell, who was the father of Mrs. Capt. H. W. Stubblefield...
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 22, 1885.
An extremely sad accident occurred on the farm of Wm. M. Bell, the old Stubblefield place in Sheridan township, Thursday afternoon. Charley Bell, the twelve-year-old son of Wm. Bell, hitched up the team and with three of Joe Dunham’s boys, went to Silver creek after a barrel of water. They drove into the creek, filled the barrel, and started back. As they came up the bank and out of the timber, one of the horses scared and made a sudden spring, throwing Charley Bell out at the back end of the wagon, which had no tailgate, against a stump. The water barrel followed with great force, the edge striking him on the left side of the head, just above the temple. The skull was crushed in horribly. He was picked up totally unconscious and died in half an hour. Before he died, his brains oozed from his mouth and nose and several pieces of skull were taken out of his mouth. It was a terrible death; and set the family wild with grief. The father is out at Ashland, where he went last Tuesday, and was telegraphed to Friday. Charley was a bright boy, the pride and joy of his parents, and his tragic death has produced a shock whose effect will never be shaken off.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 10, 1885.
John W Curns & G S Manser, partners by the firm name and style of Curns & Manser versus Harvey W Stubblefield et al, Jennings & Troup pros.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 31, 1885.
Miss Ollie Stubblefield is home from the State Normal, for the holiday season. She is progressing finely in her studies.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 25, 1886.
Captain Stubblefield has sold his meat shop to Mr. Looman, of Maple City.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, February 25, 1886.
Mr. Kavanaugh has sold his butcher shop on South Main to Captain Stubblefield.


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