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S. Tarrant

Winfield 1873: S. Tarrant, 38; spouse, S. A., 37.
Winfield 1874: Seymour Tarrant, 38; spouse, S. A., 37.
Kansas 1875 Census, Winfield Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name                                 age sex color    Place/birth    Where from
S. Tarrant                           39  m     w      England                  Missouri
S. A. Tarrant                      35    f      w      England                  Missouri
S. W. Tarrant                     12  m     w      England                  Missouri
Alfred E. Tarrant                10  m     w      England                  Missouri
Agnes E. Tarrant                  9    f      w      England                  Missouri
Maggie B. Tarrant          7    f      w      England                  Missouri
Hattie H. Tarrant                  1    f      w      Kansas
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Winfield Messenger, October 4, 1872.
If you want a good square meal, call on Tarrant at the City Bakery—he knows how to set em up.
Winfield Messenger, November 8, 1872.
Tarrant has fresh oysters.
Winfield Courier, Saturday, January 18, 1873.
Established by S. TARRANT. Address not given.
Winfield Courier, Saturday, February 1, 1873.
Teacher’s Report. To the Clerk of Public School Board of Winfield, Kansas, for the month ending Jan. 25th, 1873.
Whole number enrolled, 104.
Average daily attendance, 31.
Present every day: Mary Cochran, Alice Johnson, Ettie Johnson, Cora Kenworthy, M. Virginia Weathers, Oscar Cochran, Edmond Cochran, L. Frank Freeland, Richie Mansfield, Willie J. McClellan, Willie S. Tarrant.
The first month was largely employed in correcting—in mind and habit—the heterogeneous mass gathered from all quarters, north, east, and south, and adjusting the same to the teacher’s standard of propriety.
At first, many of the pupils were disposed to indolence, and some to positive rebellion. The latter trouble has mainly disappeared, and many of those afflicted with the former disease exhibit symptoms of convalescence. Not being able to make an inspiring report for the first month, we concluded to pass it in silence.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 13, 1873.
If you want a good square meal, or a good glass of cider, call at Tarrant’s City Bakery.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 15, 1873.

ICE CREAM, SODA WATER, GINGER BEER, AND CIDER, At the City Bakery and Dining room. Tarrant’s is the place to get a good square meal. Fresh bread, pies, and cakes always on hand. He has also fitted up a Parlor. Call and see him and bring your friends.
Winfield Courier, July 3, 1873.
Skipped: Editorial by James Kelly in July 3, 1873, issue re problems he had with attorney Sam D. Pryor while Kelly served as clerk of district court. Evident someone lied on journal entry for judgment in the case of Swain vs. Tarrant—Judge Campbell presiding.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 7, 1873.
J. Swain vs. S. Tarrant, new trial granted.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 16, 1873.
CIVIL DOCKET. FOURTH DAY. John Swain vs. Seymour Tarrant.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 30, 1873.
John Swain vs. Seymour Tarrant, report of referee confirmed.
Winfield Courier, December 4, 1873.
Mrs. Tarrant, of the City Bakery, cooked the meat and bread for the soldiers on Thanksgiving day.
Winfield Courier, January 16, 1874.
S. Tarrant boarding jury rejected: $9.10.
Winfield Courier, February 27, 1874.
CIVIL DOCKET. SIXTH DAY. 47. John Swain vs. Seymour Tarrant.
Winfield Courier, April 24, 1874.
Witnesses. S. Tarrant, $3.00.
S. Tarrant, Board: $6.50.
Winfield Courier, June 5, 1874.
For Sale. A farm in Badger Valley; rich soil and never failing water; 5 miles from county seat. Apply at Tarrant’s City Bakery.
Winfield Courier, July 3, 1874.
LADIES and gentlemen! when you wish to refresh yourselves call at Tarrant’s stand, in the grove on the 4th of July.
Winfield Courier, February 4, 1875.
A report was given relative to pupils attending grammar and intermediate departments of Winfield schools by W. C. Robinson. “The efficiency of our schools is much hindered by tardiness and irregular attendance. Parents will oblige us by aiding in overcoming this difficulty.” Students in different departments were listed.
Intermediate Department.

Georgie Black, Grant Bodwell, Oscar Cochran, Charley Dever, Willie Ferguson, Frank Freeland, Robert Hudson, Joseph Hudson, Willie Leffingwell, John Likowski, Richie Mansfield, Bennie Manning, Georgia McDonald, Willie Prescott, Frank Robinson, Willie Tarrant, Alfred Tarrant, Willie Walker, Charlie Weathers, Robert Hubbard, Hattie Andrews, Mary Bodwell, Cora Bullene, Ida Black, Anna Bishop, Winnie Barnard, Luella Cowen, Sylvia Darrah, Ida Dressel, Julia Deming, Katy Davis, Lela Doty, Annie Hunt, Emma Howland, Alice Hill, Sarah Hudson, Ida Johnson, Edith Kennedy, Josie McMasters, Nannie McGee, Amy McQuiston, Lutie Newman, Minnie Stewart, Jennie Weathers, Effie White, Lillie Lappin, Mary Knowles, Emma Knowles, Leona Corkins, Iola Corkins, Martha Copple.
Winfield Courier, March 18, 1875.
CIVIL DOCKET. SECOND DAY. No. 371. John Swain, vs. Seymour Tarrant.
Winfield Courier, July 22, 1875.
Bills of W. M. Boyer, fees as Police Judge in two cases of City of Winfield vs. W. Q. Mansfield, and one City of Winfield vs. Seymour Tarrant, were referred to finance committee.
Winfield Courier, September 16, 1875.
CIVIL DOCKET. SECOND DAY. John Swain vs. Seymour Tarrant.
CIVIL DOCKET. FOURTH DAY. City of Winfield vs. Seymour Tarrant.
Only address given thus far for Tarrant: East Main Street.
Note: Democrat had his first name as “Seymore.” Most entries show “Seymour.”
I changed name to “Seymour” to be consistent. MAW
Cowley County Democrat, Thursday, April 6, 1876.
                                      SEYMOUR TARRANT, CITY BAKERY.
                                    DINING — ROOM -AND- RESTAURANT,
                                            East Main street, WINFIELD, KAN
Winfield Courier, May 25, 1876.
Now we are anxious to go to the Exposition since learning that a Winfield man is there selling persimmon beer. Tarrant, the British baker, is there. Who wouldn’t be an Englishman?
Winfield Courier, June 1, 1876.
Our Winfield Schools.
The following named students of the Intermediate Department received prizes for good standing in their classes: 1st Fourth Reader, Minnie Stewart; 2nd Fourth Reader, Alfred Tarrant; Third Reader, Eddie Bullene; 1st Spelling class, Hattie Andrews; 2nd Spelling class, Ada Hudson; 3rd Spelling class, May Manning.
Winfield Courier, July 6, 1876.
Bill of E. S. Bedilion, Clerk of District Court, for $3.00 fee bill, city of Winfield vs. S. Tarrant, was read and referred to finance committee.
Winfield Courier, July 27, 1876.
NOTICE! NOTICE!! Tarrant will commence (on Monday, July 31st) keeping board­ers again, and will give good satisfaction for $2.75 per week. Give him a trial.

Winfield Courier, August 10, 1876.
Bill of E. S. Bedilion, Clerk of District Court, $3.00, fees in case of city of Winfield versus S. Tarrant, that was referred to finance committee at last meeting, was reported favorably, and on motion was ordered paid.
Winfield Courier, April 19, 1877.
DIED. Mrs. S. Tarrant, of this place, died last week. She left a large family.
Winfield Courier, June 14, 1877.
Mr. J. M. Dever informs us that he will in a few days put a large stock of notions into the storeroom formerly occupied by Mr. S. Tarrant’s restaurant. We wish him success in his new enterprise.
Winfield Courier, July 12, 1877.
We receive information from the Black Hills that Mr. S. Tarrant, formerly in the bakery business in this place, has stuck up a shingle at the Central Hotel in Deadwood, upon which is the following inscription: “Dr. S. Tarrant, Physician and Surgeon, may be consulted at any time between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.” We hope the Dr. will meet with success in this, his new profession.
Winfield Courier, May 2, 1878.
Seymour Tarrant has arrived from the mountains bringing with him a lot of mountain evergreens with which to beautify the grave of his deceased wife. He is placing a marble monument and otherwise decorating her last resting place. He speaks of her in forms of tenderest appreciation as one of nature’s noble women.


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