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Jerry B. Tucker

                                                        Creswell Township.
Jerry Tucker, age not given. No spouse indicated.
Kansas 1875 Census Creswell Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name                           age sex color            Place/birth            Where from
Jerry B. Tucker            25    m    w                   Ohio                       Ohio
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 23, 1877.
Last Saturday as Thomas Callahan was rowing Jerry Tucker and three others over the Walnut, the boat capsized, and all were thrown into the river. They made their way to the shore in safety.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 24, 1878.
Jerry Tucker was summoned to his home in Ohio last week, to part with a dying mother.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 7, 1878.
At the primary election last Saturday the following persons were elected delegates to the convention at Winfield next Satur­day: J. H. Sherburne, Geo. McIntire, R. A. Houghton, George Allen, I. H. Bonsall, Jerry Tucker, and E. G. Gray.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 4, 1878.
Jerry Tucker’s wagon stuck in the quicksands of the Arkansas last Saturday morning, after leaving the ferry boat, and new tugs were required before he pulled out. He had about thirty-three hundred pounds on the wagon.
Winfield Courier, April 18, 1878.
The board approved the appointment of J. B. Tucker, R. Musselman, and S. T. Endicott, appraisers of e. ½ of ne. ¼ and e. ½ of se. ¼, sec. 37, twp. 34, range 4.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 20, 1879.
The election of delegates to the county convention passed off quietly last Saturday, there being but one ticket in the field. The following are the delegates and alternates.
                                              Jerry Tucker listed as an alternate.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, December 17, 1879.
COMMITTEE ON MUSIC: Mrs. Murphy, Mrs. J. N. Huston, Miss Zadie Parker, Mr. J. B. Tucker.
PROCURING TREE: Mr. J. B. Tucker and Mr. J. N. Huston.
ARRANGE PRESENTS ON TREE: Mr. and Mrs. Perry, Miss Zadie Parker, Mr. J. B. Tucker, Miss Kate Purdy, Mrs. Lizzie Monroe, Mr. J. N. Huston.
TAKE PRESENTS FROM TREE: Mr. S. C. Murphy, Mr. J. B. Tucker, Mr. T. B. Hall.
Winfield Courier, October 23, 1879.

When Judge Gans arrived at the residence of Mr. Parker, east of Arkansas City, an unusual number of people had collected together. The judge supposed the crowd had congregated for political purposes, as a meeting had been announced at the Parker schoolhouse. His mistake was soon pointed out by Jerry Tucker, who, as spokesman for the meeting, proceeded to explain the cause of the gathering. The neighbors had made up a purse, a lot of household valuables, a good amount of the “staff of life,” in all about forty dollars, and then and there turned over the same to the astonished judge. For the first time in his life, Hirm was unable to argue the case, and quietly submitted to this knock-down argument.
Jerry B. Tucker marries Mary Parker...
Arkansas City Traveler, June 2, 1880.
MARRIED. At the residence of the bride’s parents in Creswell township, by Rev. S. B. Fleming, on Wednesday evening, May 26, 1880, Jerry B. Tucker to Miss Mary Parker.
The happy couple are both well and favorably known among us, and their hosts of mutual friends unite with us in wishing them a happy and prosperous voyage through life. The TRAVELER office was remembered by a goodly basket of choice cake, which was duly appreciated.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 15, 1880.
                                                          SANTA CLAUS.
Editor Traveler: Father Santa Claus has promised and will positively be present at the Christmas tree to be given at the Parker schoolhouse on Christmas eve, in honor of his presence, in consequence of which the following committees have been appointed.
Receiving Committee: Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Hollister, Mrs. Isaac Fitzpatrick, Mrs. Anna Coryell, Misses Etta Barnett, and Ella Kirkpatrick, Albion Goff, Jerry Tucker, and Martin Maxwell.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 14, 1881.
At the primary meeting held last Thursday, the following gentlemen were elected as Delegates and Alternates to attend the Republican Nominating Convention at Winfield, on September 19th, 1881.
Capt. Nipp, G. H. McIntire, Cal. Swarts, C. M. Scott, Jerry Tucker, W. D. Mowry.
I. H. Bonsall, R. A. Houghton, Frank Speers, J. C. Topliff, R. L. Marshall, A. B. Sankey.
Cowley County Courant, March 30, 1882.
The following named gentlemen have been drawn as petit jurors for the next term of District Court, which convenes in this city on the fourth Tuesday in April.
                            J. R. Lewis, J. B. Tucker, and S. B. Fleming, of Cresswell.
Winfield Courier, March 30, 1882.
The following named gentlemen have been drawn as petit jurors for the next term of District Court, which convenes in this city on the fourth Tuesday in April: Henry Gardiner of Cedar Township; S. E. Lewis, J. B. Tucker, and S. B. Fleming of Creswell; Willis Elliott, Samuel Wells, John Moreland, and Frank Moreland, of Liberty; J. D. Hon of Pleasant Valley; Wm. Beeson of Silver Creek; W. P. Heath of Maple.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 5, 1882.

The following named gentlemen have been drawn as petit jurors for the next term of District Court, which convenes in Winfield on the fourth Tuesday in April: Henry Gardener, of Cedar Township; J. R. Lewis, J. B. Tucker, and S. B. Fleming, of Creswell Township; Willis Elliott, Samuel Wells, John Moreland, and Frank Moreland of Liberty Township; J. D. Hon of Pleasant Valley Township; Wm. Beeson of Silver Creek; and W. P. Heath of Maple Township.
Winfield Courier, May 4, 1882.
The district court has been grinding along slowly this week. The jury in the Causey trial returned a verdict of assault and battery and Causey was fined $100, and costs. The case against Dr. Fleming for unlawfully selling liquor was nullified. In the case against him for unlawfully prescribing, the court instructed the jury to bring in a verdict of “not guilty.” A new lot of special jurors were drawn. The following are the gentlemen selected: Justice Fisher, H. S. Buckner, John Bowen, A. Hurst, J. W. Hiatt, A. Balwin, [Baldwin?], C. S. Weatherholt, John Crap, Calvin Sturm, Daniel Campbell, Isaac Schurtz, R. W. Stephens, C. F. Harper, J. B. Tucker, M. A. Graham, A. V. Carvin, A. J. Walck, David G. Lewis, Levi Wymer, David Meriden, D. S. Sherrard, V. Hawkins, and Chas. C. Smith.
Cowley County Courant, May 18, 1882.
Congressional State Convention to be held at Topeka June 28, 1882: C. R. Mitchell, M. G. Troup, C. M. Scott, M. L. Robinson, John Wallace, R. L. Walker, J. E. Conklin, H. D. Gans. Alter­nates: Henry E. Asp, J. B. Tucker, J. M. Harcourt, J. B. Evans, R. F. Burden, N. W. Dressie, W. P. Heath, T. H. Soward, H. C. McDorman.
Winfield Courier, May 18, 1882.
Delegates to State Convention at Topeka June 28th: C. R. Mitchell, M. G. Troup, C. M. Scott, M. L. Robinson, John Wallace, R. L. Walker, J. E. Conklin, H. D. Gans. Alternates: Henry E. Asp, J. B. Tucker, John M. Harcourt, J. B. Evans, R. F. Burden, N. W. Dressie, W. P. Heath, T. H. Soward, H. C. McDorman.
Winfield Courier, August 10, 1882.
Delegates entitled to seats.
Creswell: J. B. Tucker, J. B. Nipp, I. H. Bonsall, C. L. Swarts, G. D. Lewis, R. L. Marshall, W. D. Mowry.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 1, 1882.
                                                     Cold Blooded Murder.
Our city was thrown into a state of much excitement about 1 o’clock p.m. of last Thursday by the report that a shooting affray had taken place some two miles east of town in which one A. Noele, an old settler, had been fatally shot by a woman named Mary Freylinger. An officer was at once dispatched to the scene of the tragedy and found the report to be only too true.
The causes leading to the terrible act with the circumstances attending its perpetration are in substance as follows.

John and Mary Freylinger, husband and wife, had been living for some time past, as renters, upon A. Noele’s place, and a disagreement arose between them two months ago which culminated in an assault, since which time litigation and ill feeling between them has existed.
On the morning of the shooting Mr. Noele, accompanied by Mrs. Hanson, drove from Mr. Hanson’s place over to his, Noele’s place, in order to get some things he needed, and while at the place, Mr. Freylinger, being out in the field at work, Noele had some talk about some wheat he claimed, which Mrs. Freylinger refused to allow him to take. More words ensued, but Noele finally decided to let the grain stay, and started towards the log hut he had occupied to get some household goods he needed.
As his back was turned, Mrs. Freylinger reached for a shot gun, and taking aim, fired, when the unfortunate victim instantly fell wounded to death, the full charge of large shot having entered his body.
Mr. Jerry Tucker was nearby at the time, and although not an actual eye-witness to the shooting, came to town and reported the crime, when the proper officer went out and met the murderess on her way to town, as she said, “to pay her little fine and get back to her work.” She was taken in custody, but waived a preliminary examination and was taken to the jail at Winfield on Saturday night, where she now lies awaiting her trial for the heinous crime she has committed. The murdered man was buried on Friday, and although quite well off, is without friends in this vicinity, his wife being in the insane asylum, though we under­stand he has relations in St. Louis.
Winfield Courier, November 2, 1882.
                                              A COLD-BLOODED MURDER.
The murder of old man Noella by Mrs. Freylinger, which occurred 3 miles east of Arkansas City last Thursday, was the most brutal and premeditated ever known in the annals of crime. Freylinger and his wife had rented Noella’s farm for the period of one year. Some months ago they had a quarrel over some breaking, which finally resulted in Freylinger and his wife beating Noella severely and running him off the place. He went to Arkansas City, filed complaint against Freylinger for assault with intent to kill, on which charge he was found guilty of assault and battery and fined. Noella then went to Beaver Township to live with Henry Hansen. On the 26th, Noella and Mrs. Hansen drove down to Noella’s farm to get his household traps and a few sacks of wheat. . . .
Mr. Tucker was another witness to the affair. He saw the woman shoot, saw the man fall, and the woman run in the house with the gun. She came out, started down the road to the east, came back, and went in the house again. Soon she came out and went to where Noella was lying, apparently to satisfy herself that he was dead. She then went into the house again and then out into the field where her husband was shucking corn. He took her in the wagon and started to town. When they came to where Noella was lying, he had to be rolled out of the road before they could pass. They then went to town, as the old woman said, to pay her fine and go home. She said: “You make it put a tollar unt I pays it now unt goes home.” Her preliminary examination was held Saturday and she is now in the jail here. She is coarse and ignorant, and has a most demoniac expression in her eyes. . . .
Arkansas City Traveler, December 27, 1882.
Jerry Tucker has been appointed administrator of the estate of A. Noelle, who was shot some months since by Mrs. Freylinger.

Arkansas City Traveler, January 17, 1883.
BIRTH. On Thursday last, Jan. 11th, 1883, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Tucker was gladdened by the advent of a brand new son.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 28, 1883.
We call attention to the notice in this issue of a public sale of the property of A. Noelle, deceased, which will be held on March 19th, 1883.
Notice of Public Sale. I will at one o’clock p.m., on the 19th day of March, 1883, offer for sale at the residence of Antoine Noelle, deceased, one mile southeast of the Walnut Mills, all the property belonging to said estate consisting of one sorrel horse, corn in crib, corn in field, hay in stack, farming implements, household goods, and everything belonging to said estate. Terms cash. J. B. TUCKER, Administrator.
J. B. Tucker ran for “Justice.”...
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, February 13, 1884.
                                                          Township Election.
The following shows the result of the election held on the 5th inst. There were eight tickets in the field, and the total vote polled was 444.
TRUSTEE: M. N. Sinnott, 288; Uriah Spray, 152.
CLERK: W. D. Mowry, 348; M. B. Vawter, 88.
TREASURER: J. L. Huey, 184; H. P. Farrar, 125; W. M. Sleeth, 122.
JUSTICES: Frank Schiffbauer, 264; W. D. Kreamer, 208; P. F. Endicott, 133; J. B. Tucker, 130; I. H. Bonsall, 107.
CONSTABLES: J. J. Breene, 257; J. S. Lewis, 202; J. E. Beck, 178; J. N. Huston, 118; W. J. Gray, 113.
Arkansas City Republican, May 3, 1884.
J. B. Tucker reports that his one hundred and sixteen acres of wheat are in splendid condition.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, May 10, 1884.
                                                            Silverdale Stubs.
J. B. Tucker for representative 67th district.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 11, 1884.
We this week announce J. B. Tucker as a candidate for representative from this district. Jerry is well known all over the county. He is an ambitious, hard working farmer, and in his young life has done yeoman service for the Republican party.
Arkansas City Republican, July 12, 1884.
Clare, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Tucker, is dangerously ill.
Winfield Courier, July 17, 1884.
CRESWELL. Delegates: C. T. Atkinson, A. B. Sankey, Rev. J. O. Campbell, I. N. Bonsall, G. W. Ramage, H. P. Standley, J. B. Tucker, Ira Barnett, O. S. Rarick.
Alternates: C. L. Swarts, S. E. Maxwell, Rev. N. I. Buckner, F. M. Vaughn, Jas. Ridenour, John A. Smalley, J. P. Musselman, W. D. Mowry, J. P. Breene.

Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 19, 1884.
F. M. Vaughn, J. B. Tucker, and Elihu Parker appointed viewers on the A. Harvey county road.
Arkansas City Traveler, July 30, 1884.
J. B. Tucker, of East Creswell, will be a candidate for representative from the sixty-seventh representative district, subject to the action of the Republican nominating convention.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.
                                             The Representative Convention.
The district convention met in Highland Hall last Saturday, August 30, at 2 p.m., and was called to order by Dr. H. W. Marsh, chairman of the district committee, who was also elected temporary chairman. L. J. Darnell and Dr. P. Marshall were elected secretaries.
Nominations then being in order, J. R. Sumpter presented the name of L. P. King. On behalf of Bolton Township, R. L. Balyeat placed Dr. Z. Carlisle in nomination. Bowen Lewis, of Creswell, offered the name of J. B. Tucker, and J. A. Cochran nominated S. G. Castor, of Liberty.
The first ballot resulted as follows: King, 7; Carlisle, 8; Tucker, 10; Castor, 8.
The balloting proceeded with little change until Tucker withdrew on the seventy-second ballot.
The seventy-third ballot stood: King 13; Carlisle, 14; Castor, 6.
Castor withdrew on the eighty-eighth ballot, and the eighty-ninth resulted in the nomination of King by a vote of 19 to 14. Mr. King’s nomination was then made unanimous.
Winfield Courier, September 4, 1884.
                                                   Representative Nominations.
We neglected to announce last week the unanimous nomination by the Republicans of the 68th district of Mr. John D. Maurer as their candidate for Representative. John Maurer is so well known and highly respected all over the county that any personal endorsement we might give is unnecessary. He was one of Cowley’s early county commissioners; is an energetic, upright, thorough going citizen, fully alive to the needs of the people and one in whose hands their interests may be safely trusted. He will be elected by a large majority.
The convention of the 87th District was held at Arkansas City, Saturday. There were four candidates: J. B. Tucker of Creswell, Dr. Carlisle of Bolton, S. G. Castor of Liberty, and Louis P. King of Beaver. Each had about equal strength. After 89 ballots were taken, Mr. King received their nomination.
Among the many bright, energetic young men of Cowley County, Louis P. King has no superior. With strong convictions, fearlessness in expressing them, a thorough acquaintance with the needs of his district, a bright mind, and an active temperament, he combines in a large degree the elements which will make his administration of the office an honor and a benefit to the district. He owns a fine farm in Beaver Township, on which he lives and enjoys the respect, confidence, and esteem of everyone who knows him. He is a strong candidate and will grow stronger every day, as his many qualities of mind and heart are brought to the knowledge of the people.
Arkansas City Republican, September 6, 1884.

                                                         Our Representative.
Last Saturday afternoon, as we announced, the nomination for representative occurred in Highland Hall. Each township in the 67th district had her entire representation there. Four candidates were placed before the convention, as follows: J. B. Tucker, of Creswell; Dr. Z. Carlisle, of Bolton; L. P. King, of Beaver; and S. T. Castor, of Silverdale Township. The delegates of each candidate came to the convention prepared to stand by their man to the last. A good-natured determination was displayed all through the convention. Although the workings was long and tedious, the utmost good feeling prevailed; 89 ballots were taken before a choice could be made, and resulting in the nomination of L. P. King, of Beaver Township. On the 68th ballot, Creswell’s choice arose and withdrew his name from before the convention in a neat speech. Mr. Tucker’s action created a number of warm friends for him, and undoubtedly they will remember him in the future. When he made his withdrawal, Mr. Tucker still had his entire representation. They stayed with him until he refused to accept, and even then he headed the list of the candidates with the largest number of votes. Mr. Tucker saw that a deadlock had been formed and unless something was done, the delegates might yet be sitting there balloting and Dr. Marsh informed them “no election had occurred.”
Bolton Township never wavered from Dr. Carlisle, nor Silverdale from S. T. Castor; until the nomination was made, when Mr. Castor withdrew.
All the candidates were good men. The writer having but a slight acquaintance with the four gentlemen, we could hardly say which would have been our choice.
Mr. King, the nominee, is a young man of considerable ability. He has been a resident of Kansas for over 30 years, and in Beaver Township about half of that period. By occupation, he is a farmer, although having employed a great deal of his time in teaching. A sterling Republican all of his life. From a mere boy up to the maturer years of manhood his name has been enlisted in the cause of Republicanism, and as such a disciple he is entitled to the suffrage of every Republican voter in the 67th district. On the temperance question, he is perfectly sound. Not fanatical, but with clear and concise judgment, he advocates the great cause of temperance. His ambitions are not selfish. He desires to serve the poor in this capacity and will do so honestly and faithfully if elected. His record in public life he has yet to make, but his title to an honest man is clearly depicted on his countenance. As such a man the REPUBLICAN accepts him as its candidate, and will gladly tender Mr. King our hearty support, which we would have given for Creswell’s fair son, if he had received the nomination, or to either of the other candidates.
Arkansas City Republican, September 20, 1884.
Mrs. Jerry Tucker and little child have both an attack of the malarial fever.
Arkansas City Republican, October 4, 1884.
L. P. King and Jerry Tucker were in town Saturday repairing political fences. Even if Jerry did not receive the nomination for representative, he is putting in some good licks for the nominee.
                                    REPUBLICAN COUNTY CONVENTION.
      Everything Harmonious, With No Opposition to Speak of. A Ticket Unexcelled.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 24, 1885.

Convention called to order. Committee on credentials reported the following names of delegates entitled to seats in this convention.
Delegates: G. W. Ramage, W. C. Guyer, Jesse Stansbury, F. N. Vaughn, A. B. Sankey.
Alternates: Squire Allen, A. G. Kells, Frank Boughton, R. G. Marshall, J. B. Tucker, I. L. Wade.

Arkansas City Republican, October 2, 1886.
Pursuant to recommendation of County Central Committee and call of Committeemen for township, the Republicans of Creswell met at the Stone House, one mile north of Arkansas City, at one o’clock, called to order by Committeeman Vaughn, and organized by electing J. B. Guyer, Chairman; and F. M. Vaughn, Secretary. The following delegates, west of the Walnut, were chosen to attend the convention.
DELEGATES: S. C. Priest, A. Abrams, Jessie Stansbury.
ALTERNATES: I. L. Wade, G. W. Ramage, W. Allen.
West of the Walnut.
DELEGATES: A. B. Sankey, W. C. Guyer, F. M. Vaughn.
ALTERNATES: J. B. Tucker, Boen Louis, R. L. Marshall.
Pursuant to call of the Dist. Committeemen, at the same time and place the Delegates were chosen to attend the representative Convention.
East of Walnut.
DELEGATES: A. G. Kells, J. B. Tucker, R. L. Marshall.
ALTERNATES: [INITIALS LEFT OUT] Campbell, S. E. Maxwell, Samuel Pollock.
West of Walnut.
DELEGATES: S. C. Priest, J. L. Wade, A. Abrams.
ALTERNATES: J. E. Roseberry, Jessie Stansbury, Wm. Cunningham.
Our meeting adjourned. J. B. GUYER, Chairman. F. M. VAUGHN, Secretary.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 13, 1886.
J. B. Tucker started yesterday on a visit to Ohio, to be gone a month. Mrs. Tucker and Mrs. Huston (sister to Mrs. Tucker) accompanied him as far as Kansas City; Mrs. Tucker to stay with her relatives in Leavenworth, and Mrs. Huston in the town across the Kaw.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 16, 1886. From Monday’s Daily.
J. B. Tucker and family leave in the morning for a visit at Leavenworth and cities farther east. Mrs. Tucker will remain at Leavenworth and Mr. Tucker will go on as far as Buffalo, West Virginia. He is called there by the sickness of his father, whom he has not seen for some nine years.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, December 4, 1886. From Tuesday’s Daily.
J. B. Tucker and daughter returned home last night from his visit back in West Virginia. His wife joined him at Leavenworth, where she had been visiting while Mr. Tucker was away, and came home with him. Mr. Tucker informs us that Arkansas City was the liveliest town he ever saw. No town he saw while away could compare with the old sandhill.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, February 19, 1887. From Wednesday’s Daily.

Jerry Tucker, of East Creswell, will soon take up his permanent residence in Arkansas City. Jerry has already acquired a temporary residence.


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