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W. P. Tucker

                                       (Usually referred to as “Perry Tucker.”)
                                                      [Clerk for J. B. Lynn.]
Winfield Courier, June 16, 1881.
A considerable number of the citizens of Winfield met on Monday evening on the steps of the Winfield Bank to provide for raising funds for the immediate relief of the sufferers caused by the cyclone Sunday evening. Mr. Crippen called the people together by music from the band.
Rev. J. E. Platter was chosen chairman and made one of his neat and impressive speeches followed by Messrs. Hackney, Troup, Beach, and others.
A committee of ten gentlemen was appointed by the chair to canvass for subscriptions, consisting of Messrs. C. C. Black, J. S. Hunt, J. B. Lynn, M. G. Troup, D. A. Millington, D. L. Kretsinger, J. P. Short, R. E. Wallis, W. H. Smith, and H. D. Gans.
First mention of W. P. Tucker. He along with the other clerks of J. B. Lynn, donated to the sufferers of Floral cyclone. Also, “A. S. Tucker” donated.
D. A. Carr $1.00; M. B. Shields $1.00; J. W. Batchelder $1.00; W. P. Tucker $1.00.
Note that W. P. Tucker was referred to as “Perry Tucker.” Forest Rowland, Al Carr, Mr. Shields, Miss French, and Miss Aldrich (other clerks) also mentioned...
Winfield Courier, August 31, 1882.
J. B. Lynn has his store as nicely and conveniently arranged as any in Southern Kansas. Each branch of the trade is by itself and has a certain clerk in charge of it. Every department of trade usually represented in a general store is now carried. In the back room the large and new stock of groceries is all opened out and Forest Rowland and Perry Tucker put them up for the public in a creditable manner. Upstairs only the carpets, mattings, oil cloths, etc., are kept, presided over by Mr. Howie. The clothing, which was formerly kept upstairs, has been moved to a room nicely prepared and well lighted, in the basement, and together with the trunks and gents furnishing goods, are handled by Mr. Al Carr. The dry goods room presents as business like an appearance as ever, and Mr. Shields, Miss French, and Miss Aldrich wait on the customers in that department. Mr. Lynn just returned from the east last week, where he purchased a large and well selected stock for every department. This store would do credit to any of our large cities.
Winfield Courier, January 11, 1883.
The Presbyterian Sunday school of this city had an average attendance in 1882 of 184, and the collections amounted to about $150. The officers of 1882 were last Sunday re-elected for this year. They are: T. B. Myers, Superintendent; J. O. Taylor, Assistant Superintendent; Miss McCommon, Treasurer; Miss Mary Bryant, Organist; Perry Tucker, Librarian; and Frank Greer, Secretary.
Winfield Courier, February 21, 1884.
Perry Tucker, one of Bryan & Lynn’s steady clerks, recently spent a week with Kansas City relatives.
Winfield Courier, December 25, 1884.

The Presbyterian Sunday School elected its officers for the ensuing year last Sunday as follows: Superintendent, Capt. T. B. Myers; Assistant Supt., Mr. J. O. Taylor; Secretary, Addison Brown; Librarian, Perry Tucker; Organist, Miss Pearl Van Doren.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 20, 1885.
Mrs. F. C. Pritchard, recently of Sedalia, Missouri, aunt of Mrs. Perry Tucker, is erecting a very neat and roomy residence on Mansfield Street between Eleventh and Twelfth. It is 34 x 50, twelve rooms, and of modern and handsome design. Bates & Wells have the carpentry and A. C. Hitchcock has just finished the stonework, basement under the entire building.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 10, 1885.
Yes, he tried to keep it quiet. But we’ve got it, all the same. The idea that a plump, rosy-cheeked, ten pound boy should dawn in this world, bringing joy and noise to proud pa and ma, without the fact being heralded through THE DAILY, will never do. It shall not occur. Mr. and Mrs. Perry Tucker are the happy parents, and Perry steps higher than the moon, and carries a peculiar smile around on his visage which says, “Boy, by jinks—finest in the world! Whoop!!” Perry is young, but makes a mighty good looking “dad.” His general air is very different now.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, December 31, 1885.
The Presbyterian Sunday School elected officers for 1886 last Sunday, as follows: H. T. Shivvers, supt., Addison Brown, secretary; Hop. Shivvers, treasurer; Perry Tucker, librarian; Miss Mary Bryant, teacher infant class; Miss Pearl Van Doren, organist.


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