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John Tyner

                                                  [From Shoes to Groceries.]
Winfield Directory 1885:
Clem W F, clerk, Tyner’s, 1010 Main
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Winfield Courier, May 3, 1883.
John Tyner, who has been for so many years a steady and reliable citizen of this place, leaves us soon for Winfield, Kansas, where he will engage in the boot and shoe business. We are sorry to lose Mr. Tyner, but will heartily recommend him to the people of Winfield as a good citizen and upright man. Mount Pleasant (Iowa) Journal.
Winfield Courier, May 24, 1883.
John Tyner will open an entirely new stock of boots and shoes this week in J. C. Fuller’s new building on south Main St.
Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.
Mr. John Tyner has opened his new boot & shoe store on South Main street, an announcement of which will be found in our advertising columns.
Winfield Courier, May 31, 1883.
Winfield Courier, July 19, 1883.
A fine line of ladies slippers just received. I am now prepared to make pegged or sewed boots and shoes to order. Repairing done—John Tyner.
Winfield Courier, August 2, 1883.
John Tyner keeps H. J. Holbrook & Co.’s Ladies’ Fine Shoes, made at Utica, New York. Call and see them.
Winfield Courier, August 9, 1883.
Wanted. 5000 or more men, women, and children of Cowley County to step in and look at my new and complete stock of Boots, Shoes, and Gloves before purchasing your fall supply. John Tyner, South Main Street, West side.
Winfield Courier, September 13, 1883.
Boots and Shoes made to order and repairing done at John Tyner’s Boot and Shoe Store.
Winfield Courier, September 20, 1883.
For something entirely new in the advertisement line, that of John Tyner takes the cake. Read it, take a hearty laugh, and realize its depth in the way of bargains.
Now it came to pass, when the sultry summer days were melting into the golden glow of autumn, that King Solomon came forth from the ice house (where he had been endeavoring to keep cool) and smote himself on the breast, and said unto his blear-eyed, lop-eared scribe, Gog, “Send to my servant John the best assortment of
                                                      BOOTS AND SHOES

ever put up for anybody, and write to him, saying, “Get thee out from under the shade of the sweet potato vine, take off thy duster, clothe thyself in purple and fine linen, fill thy store with the goods I send thee, and invite all the people to come in and buy shoes for their feet, that they freeze not in the approaching cold weather.”
And John did all that was commanded him, and the kids throughout the land did rejoice with a loud noise.
John is now ready with “Walker” Boots and Shoes, Noyes, Norman & Co., St. Joe, Mo., Boots; Holbrook’s Ladies’ Fine Shoes, Utica, N. Y.; Brooks & Reynold’s Fine Shoes, Rochester, N. Y., and others too numerous to mention, for Men, Women, and Children. Also
                                              MEN’S AND BOYS’ GLOVES.
                                                            JOHN TYNER
South Main street, west side.                                              WINFIELD, KANSAS.
Winfield Courier, September 27, 1883.
Mr. T. K. Williams, of Indiana, has rented a part of the John Tyner storeroom and is opening out a fine stock of ladies and gents furnishing goods.
Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.
South Main Street, 3rd door North of Commercial Hotel.
Winfield Courier, October 11, 1883.
Buy your gloves of John Tyner, South Main Street, West side.
Winfield Courier, December 27, 1883.
John Tyner has bought the Grocery Stock of C. W. Broom on South Main St., and will make it a first class grocery and solicits a share of patronage.
Winfield Courier, January 3, 1884.
The Baptist Church held its annual business meeting on Monday evening. The reports of the various affairs and societies, including the Sunday school, show that the year has been a prosperous one in most respects. There were 102 persons baptized during the year and quite a number received by letter, the total membership at present being 301. The following officers were elected for the next year: Church clerk, A. P. Johnson; church treasurer, C. A. Bliss; trustees, B. F. Wood, C. A. Bliss, L. B. Stone, H. E. Silliman, and John Tyner. Officers of the Sunday school: superintendent, John M. Prince; assistant superintendent, B. N. Wood; secretary, James McDermott; treasurer, John Tyner.
Winfield Courier, January 24, 1884.
John Tyner has filled his grocery with new goods and will sell as low as the lowest. At Brown’s old stand, South Main Street. Blue Front. Produce wanted.
Arkansas City Republican, April 26, 1884.
The Baptist Sewing Circle of Arkansas City, this week, issued invitations to persons at Winfield and at home, to a social gathering to be held yesterday, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. N. T. Snyder. Many, both from Winfield and at home, responded to the invitation.

From the former were Rev. Cairns and wife; Mr. Johnson and wife; E. H. Bliss and wife; Mr. Hickok and wife; Mr. Gilbert and wife; Mr. Hunt and wife; Mr. Silliman and wife; Mrs. Collins, Mrs. Hendricks, Mrs. Mann, Mrs. Branham, Mrs. Hall, Mrs. Wait, Mrs. Shearer, Mrs. Albright, Mrs. Herpich, Mrs. Capt. Whiting, Mrs. Will Whiting, Mrs. Nelson, Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. Dressy, Mrs. Phenix; Misses C. Bliss and Tyner.
Winfield Courier, June 26, 1884.
Miss Lida Tyner entertained the Good Templar Mite Society Tuesday evening and a very pleasant time was enjoyed by all present.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 9, 1885.
The Wellington Baptists gave a missionary feast on last Friday afternoon and evening, which, by special invitation, was attended by the following delegation from the Winfield Baptist church: Rev. and Mrs. J. H. Reider, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Mrs. E. M. Albright, Mrs. Anna Hall, Mrs. Spencer Bliss, Miss Lida Tyner, Miss Callie Wortman, Miss Maggie Herpich, and Mr. E. R. Greer. Those from this city are enthusiastic in praise of the many courtesies extended them by the Wellington folks, and shall take great pleasure in reciprocating at no distant day.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, July 2, 1885.
Wm. Symmonds, of Navoo, Illinois, an old acquaintance of John Tyner, is in the city prospecting for a location. Of course he’ll stay.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 10, 1885.
Tyner is getting ready to move his goods into the Blue Front.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 17, 1885.
Winfield is spreading rapidly—getting way out like a hen on thirty-two chickens, with little vacant space under the wings. Now we are to have another touch of the metropolitan. John Bachelder has bought the frame building on Wallis’ lot, where Tyner’s grocery has been, and will move it to the lot adjoining his residence, eight blocks east on Ninth avenue. He will fix it up and put in a stock of family groceries—a complete suburban store. This is certainly a novel move, and John thinks success is certain. East Winfield is the principal residence portion of the city, and its grocery patronage, if it can be caged, will be no small things.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 17, 1885.
The old building was moved off the lot of Wallis & Wallis, where Tyner has been, Saturday, and this firm will begin the excavation for a fine business building, to be erected at once. Curns & Manser also talk seriously of building on the lot adjoining, while Daniel Hunt will extend the Stump building back eighty feet. Verily, the city boometh.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 1, 1885.

The pleasant home of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Shearer, 917 Mansfield street, was the scene of a most happy gathering Monday evening. The occasion was the celebration of the 20th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Shearer. Though the rain interfered with the attendance of a number, by nine o’clock over eighty were present, in their happiest mood. Soon after nine o’clock the “bride and groom” were presented and re-united in the bonds whose sweet and bitter they had thoroughly experienced. Rev. J. H. Reider re-tied the knot in a novel and jolly ceremony, the groom consenting to all the compulsory vicissitudes of a “hen-pecked” husband, and she to clothe, feed, protect, scold (in foreign language) until death. After the ceremony and hearty congratulations, a collation of choicest delicacies was served in profusion and most thoroughly enjoyed. The presents were handsome and valuable, the most prominent being an exquisitely painted china dinner set. It embraced a hundred and twenty-five pieces—the handsomest thing obtainable in china ware. It was a token from the following persons: Rev. and Mrs. J. H. Reider, Rev. and Mrs. B. Kelly, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Wood, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Soward, Dr. and Mrs. F. M. Pickens, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Gilbert, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Dalton, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Bliss, Mrs. R. B. Waite and Mrs. Hartwell, Mrs. E. M. Albright and family, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Silliman, Col. and Mrs. Wm. Whiting, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Nelson, Prof. and Mrs. I. N. Inskeep, Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Burnett, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Arment, Dr. and Mrs. H. L. Wells, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Whiting, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Mann, Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Finch, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. D. Taylor and Miss Minnie, Mr. and Mrs. A. Herpich, Mr. and Mrs. L. Conrad, Mrs. A. Silliman and Miss Lola, Mrs. C. Strong and Miss Emma, Mrs. Dr. Bailey, Misses Fannie, Jessie, and Louie Stretch, Miss March, Misses Mattie and Mary Gibson, Nettie and Anna McCoy, Lydia Tyner, Maggie Herpich, Maude Kelly, Ida Johnston, and Maude Pickens, Mr. and Mrs. C. Collins, and Miss Lena Walrath. Among the other presents were: Fruit holder and saucer, by Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Burgauer; individual pepper and salt holders, Miss Burgauer; cup and saucer, Wm. Statton; fruit dish, Dr. and Mrs. C. Perry and Mrs. Judd; China Plaque, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Balyeat; soup bowl, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Newton; pickle dish, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Harrod; fruit plate, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Lynn; fruit plate, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Johnston; fruit plate, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. R. Bates; fruit plate, Geo. D. Headrick; fruit plate, John Roberts and Mrs. Reed; fruit plate, Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Randall; cut glass fruit and pickle dish, tooth-pick holder and finger bowl, Mesdames G. H. Allen, D. L. Kretsinger, A. H. Doane, C. S. Van Doren, and John Tomlin; plate, bowl and pitcher, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Bullene; water pitcher, Mr. M. Hahn; cake stand, Kate Shearer; $20 gold piece, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Shearer of Geneseo, Illinois. A good majority of the donors were present, and under the agreeable hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. Shearer, nicely assisted by their daughter, all passed the evening most enjoyably, departing at a late hour, wishing that the bride and groom might have many more such happy anniversaries, clear down to the one of gold, with its silvery locks and ripened years.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 15, 1885.
The fifteenth annual gathering of the Walnut Valley Baptist Association assembled with the Baptist church of this city yesterday at 10:30 a.m. In the absence of the Moderator, Rev. W. F. Harper, of Wichita, was called to the chair; Rev. W. J. Sandefur, of Sunny Dale, clerk.
Delegates from Winfield: Rev. J. H. Reider and wife, B. F. Wood, M. L. Wortman, Mrs. J. S. Hunt, J. S. Warner, Mrs. Jno. Tyner, S. L. Gilbert, J. Stretch, Mrs. A. Silliman, A. P. Johnson, and H. J. Roderick.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 4, 1886.

H. B. Miller, of John Tyner’s grocery house, was fifty-one years old Saturday. He had passed a number of birthdays before and took it as a matter of common moment until Saturday evening, when his home was raided by as happy a little company as ever assembled anywhere, composed of Rev. and Mrs. J. H. Reider, Mr. and Mrs. Benj. Cutler, Mr. and Mrs. Roderick, Mr. and Mrs. Hefner, Mr. and Mrs. Sage, Mrs. M. Iliff, Mrs. O. Armstrong, Messrs. John Tyner, J. A. Miller, E. Jamison, J. F. Reddick, and Master Otis Cutler. Mr. Miller was completely surprised, and when the presentation of a very fine, large arm chair was made, he was “broken up” worse than ever. However, the genial life of the donors soon put him on his pins sufficiently to express his warm appreciation of the kind remembrance and the genuine friendship displayed.
Winfield Monthly Herald, April, 1891.
DIED. We have to record another death this month. Our dear brother, John Tyner, passed on to his reward March 16th. He was a faithful member of the church and led an exemplary life. His funeral was very largely attended at the church, March 19th. He is not lost, only gone before.
Winfield Monthly Herald, June, 1891.
                                               A Word about our Advertisers.
AT 1014 S. MAIN, is the store where our late Bro. J. Tyner furnished us with the best of groceries, flour, and feed. He has been called home to his reward. His widow, Sister Tyner, is furnishing the same class of goods at the lowest prices, and we are glad to know her trade is increasing.
Winfield Monthly Herald, April, 1892.
Mrs. Jno. Tyner has sold her grocery stock to Messrs. Burkert & Dodd, who will continue the business at the old stand.


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