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Barnett B. Vandeventer

Note: It was amazing how many times the papers in Winfield got the initials wrong for B. B. Vandeventer. His wife was the mother of Mrs. W. P. Hackney. MAW
Winfield Courier, February 7, 1878.
Mr. Vandeventer is now visiting in Illinois. He will soon return and lay out his land south of Timber Creek in an addition to Winfield.
Winfield Courier, April 18, 1878.
                                                       Cowley County Fair.
A public meeting will be held at the courthouse in Winfield on the 11th day of May, 1878, at 2 o’clock p.m., for the purpose of organizing an agricultural society, and to take into consideration the propriety of holding a Fair during the coming fall. All are invited to attend, and it is hoped that all interests appropriately connected with the enterprise will be represented.
J. E. Platter, B. B. Vandeventer, J. B. Lynn, T. B. Bryan, C. A. Bliss, E. P. Kinne, H. D. Gans, E. E. Bacon, Winfield; J. B. Holmes, W. White, W. J. Funk, Rock; S. M. Fall, R. F. Burden, Windsor; N. J. Larkin, A. Kelly, Richland; Charles A. McClung, J. S. Wooley, Vernon; Dr. Holland, G. Teeter, Beaver; W. B. Norman, Adam Walck, Maple; Dr. A. S. Capper, Ninnescah; Ira How, Liberty; Wm. J. Hodges, C. G. Handy, Tisdale; J. B. Callison, Spring Creek; D. W. Wiley, Cedar; E. Shriver, Sheridan; Jonas Messenger, Omnia; J. A. Bryan, Dexter; R. Stratton, Harvey; S. B. Adams, Creswell; J. M. Sample, D. P. Marshall, Bolton; G. W. Herbert, Silverdale; D. B. McCollum, S. Watt, Pleasant Valley.
Winfield Courier, May 2, 1878. Editorial Page.
The following is the regular jury for May term of the District Court: G. W. Martin, James Jackson, R. S. Thompson, John Harden, S. P. Channell, John M. Gates, J. M. Mark, Thessius Mayginnis, B. B. Vandeventer, J. H. Mounts, Stephen Elkins, Abijah Howard.
The Daily Winfield Courier, Saturday Morning, May 11, 1878.
                                                  District Court Proceedings.
State vs. William H. Bilson; called and trial proceeded. Offense grand larceny. Jury empaneled as follows: J. M. Mark, B. B. Vandeventer, James Jackson, W. S. Gilman, M. A. Kelsey, J. W. Miller, John W. Gates, S. Elkins, J. H. Mounts, Abijah Howard, D. A. Byers, S. Martin. County Attorney appeared in behalf of the state and E. S. Torrance, H. Asp, and Amos Walton for the defendant. This case occupied the whole day and will come up again this morning.
                                                  District Court Proceedings.
Winfield Courier, May 16, 1878.
State vs. Frank G. Cody called for trial.
Jurymen empaneled were: J. M. Mark, B. B. Vandeventer, Lewis Stevens, W. L. Gilman, W. C. Davis, W. W. Thomas, S. Martin, James Byers, H. C. Catlin, C. Northrup, H. L. Barker, and W. E. Tansey.
State vs. William H. Bilson; called and trial proceeded. Offense grand larceny.
Jury empaneled as follows: J. M. Mark, B. B. Vandeventer, James Jackson, W. S. Gilman, M. A. Kelsey, J. W. Miller, John W. Gates, S. Elkins, J. H. Mounts, Abijah Howard, D. A. Byers, S. Martin.

County Attorney appeared in behalf of the state and E. S. Torrance, H. Asp, and Amos Walton for the defendant. The case occupied the whole day and will come up again this morning.
State vs. Wm. Steadman, grand larceny.
County Attorney James McDermott appeared for the state and E. S. Torrance and Henry Asp for Defendant.
The following are the names of the jurors sworn to try the case, after which the court adjourned till eight o’clock this morning, when it will proceed to trial.
Jurors: J. M. Mark, B. B. Vandeventer, S. Elkins, J. Jackson, John M. Gates, T. McGinnis, J. H. Mounts, A. Howard, D. A. Byers, H. C. Catlin, H. C. McDorman, S. Martin, W. W. Thomas, J. W. Miller, A. C. Davis, and W. S. Gilman.
                                                Commissioners’ Proceedings.
Winfield Courier, June 6, 1878.
Allowed the following Jurors’ fees.
                                                   B. B. Vandeventer, $24.00.
Jerome Vandeventer...
Winfield Courier, November 21, 1878.
The following are the names of the scholars in the Second Intermediate Department of the Public Schools in this city who have been perfect, both in their lessons and deportment: Pearl Van Doren, Cora Finch, Ella Trezise, Emma Rodgers, Mary Kingsbury, Noah Davis, George Heisinger, Eddie Kelley, Paris Hittle, Jerome Vandeventer, and Jay Bryan.
                                                    EMMA SAINT, Teacher.
Winfield Courier, February 20, 1879.
ED. COURIER.—I have read with some amusement a correspon­dence in the Semi-Weekly of last Saturday, written by “More Anon,” in which he advocates the giving of everybody else’s property for the building up of the town. Most of your readers will remember that Artemus Ward prided himself on the fact that he had made as many sacrifices to put down the rebellion as anyone, by giving his uncle and all his wife’s relations to be sacrificed on the altar of his country. So with our friend “More Anon.”
His first foolish proposition is that a real estate exchange be comprised principally of the owners of the “additions to our city and the land owners adjacent thereto.” Now, why shouldn’t the exchange be composed of any property owner in Winfield—the old town as well as the additions?
It was the enterprise and vim of the citizens of the old town site that made Winfield what she is today, and started her on that high road to greatness to which “More Anon” looks forward to with such simple and childlike faith.

“More Anon” says: “Let Mr. Fuller give sufficient ground for a woolen factory; Mr. M. L. Robinson donate ground and privilege for another grist mill—a thing much needed in the country; Mr. Loomis, ground for a chair factory; Mr. Thompson, ground for a hemp or flax factory; Mr. Manning, ground for a linseed oil mill; Mr. Vandeventer, ground for a planing mill and sash factory. Let Col. Alexander and Dr. Davis sell a part of their grounds, at a reasonable price, for some state purpose, as soldiers’ and orphans’ home, or normal school; while Mr. Platter could donate part of his land for a college, under the auspices of the Presbyterian synod. The Baptist and Methodist folks should secure land for the same purpose.”
This, I confess is an excellent program. But why should “More Anon” require all the above gentlemen except Col. Alexander and Dr. Davis to “donate” and “give” of their possessions, and the two latter be simply asked to “sell” a part of theirs? In other words, why shouldn’t Col. Alexander “give” as well and as much as Mr. Platter? Why shouldn’t Dr. Davis “give” as much as Mr. Fuller or Mr. Thompson or Mr. Loomis, or either of the other gentlemen named?
Then, again, we find the name of “More Anon” among the list of donors. How is this? From the same paper we learn that the generous contribution of other people’s property he is requesting that he himself is one of the most enterprising citizens, and largely interested in the future of Winfield.
I am certainly as much in favor of “pushing things” in and for Winfield as anyone can be, but I believe in every citizen putting his own shoulder to the wheel instead of that of his neighbor’s. FRITZ
Winfield Courier, April 10, 1879.
Messrs. Curns & Manser last week made the “boss” real estate sale of the season thus far. They sold for Wm. Vandeventer the farm northeast of the city entered by A. D. Speed to Judge Ide of Leavenworth for $6,200. cash down.
We congratulate our friends Curns & Manser not only on the splendid business they are doing but on the fact that they are locating the best kind of citizens. Judge Ide will make this place his home in the near future.
       [Above item is incorrect. It was “B. B. Vandeventer,” not “Wm. Vandeventer.]
Winfield Courier, November 25, 1880.
Trial docket for December term, commencing on the first Monday (6th day) of December, A. D. 1880:
                                               CIVIL DOCKET. THIRD DAY.
                                      B. B. Vandeventer vs. S. K. & W. R. R. Co.
Winfield Courier, March 3, 1881.
Mr. B. B. Vandeventer spent last week in Winfield settling up his business. He is at present residing in Versailles, Illinois.
Winfield Courier, May 5, 1881.
Court met promptly Monday morning. The first cases taken up were the indictments made by the grand jury at the last term. A plea of guilty was entered by all of the parties present, and a uniform fine of $10 and costs assessed against those indicted for gambling, and $25 each for three cases of selling liquor on Sunday. Civil cases were then taken up, and the following ones disposed of.
Vandeventer vs. S. K. & W. R. R., dismissed.
Winfield Courier, May 12, 1881.

Mr. Vandeventer has granted the city the use of his timber land north of town, known as “the bayou.” The grounds are being cleaned up and put in order by E. P. Kinne. Funds enough were raised by the citizens to complete the work. The grounds will be used for the grand camp meeting this fall and for picnics and celebrations. This can be made a most attractive park at slight expense, and will be of superb benefit to the city.
Mrs. Vandeventer, mother of Mrs. W. P. Hackney...
Winfield Courier, August 25, 1881.
                               A Partial List of our People Who are not at Home.
Hon. W. P. and Mrs. Hackney are rusticating at Manitou Springs, Colorado.
Mrs. Vandeventer, mother of Mrs. Hackney, is at Manitou Springs.
Winfield Courier, November 24, 1881.
Mr. B. B. Vandeventer is making his yearly visit to look over his Cowley County property.
Cowley County Courant, November 24, 1881.
B. B. Vandeventer, who owns the farm just north of the city, but who now resides in Illinois, is paying Winfield his semi-occasional visit.
Winfield Courier, April 20, 1882.
The subject of the location of a new union depot for both roads is now being vigorously discussed. It is probable that the Santa Fe will do something in the matter at their directors’ meeting, which takes place soon, hence the present activity. Some want it across the river at the junction, others directly west on Ninth Avenue, while others hope to get the road from Douglass extended to this point and locate a depot for the three on Vandeventer’s place, north of town.
Winfield Courier, December 28, 1882.
Mr. B. B. Vandeventer of Versailles, Illinois, is visiting this city for two or three weeks. He is the owner of the C. M. Wood farm adjoining the city on the north, including the Island Park, all of which is very valuable property. He is hale and hearty and seems to enjoy life in a rational way.
Winfield Courier, January 18, 1883.
Mr. Vandeventer has returned to Illinois. The township trustee gave the bridge over Timber Creek a regular overhauling. It was badly out of repair, but it is now safe to drive over.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 12, 1885.
Mr. B. B. Vandeventer, now of Versailles, Illinois, is here looking after property interests. Mr. Vandeventer is one of Winfield’s early-day settlers, when he secured the splendid piece of land just north of the Southern Kansas railroad. It is now worth a handsome sum, and will be platted for another addition to the city.
                                        THE HIGHLAND PARK COMPANY.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 26, 1885.

W. G. Graham, T. R. Bryan, S. H. Myton, A. B. Graham, H. D. Gans, H. B. Schuler, J. B. Lynn, and Wm. Newton have purchased the Vandeventer land lying in the northeastern part of the city, abutting the mounds and containing one hundred and forty-six acres, for the neat sum of $11,744. It is being platted this week for an addition to the city and the lots will be put in the market. It is all choice residence property and will very soon be covered with handsome houses. The gentlemen have formed themselves into the “Highland Park Company,” and intend to park a broad avenue through the property and make it the prettiest piece of land in the city, which can be easily done with its natural advantages.
                                        OUR MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, March 26, 1885.
The committee previously appointed to report territory for incorporation recommended that the city attorney commence legal proceedings at once to have the following described tracts of land added to the city’s corporate limits: Beginning at the northwest corner of the Moorehouse property, near the railroad crossing to the Tunnel mill; running along the township line to the southeast corner of Howland’s quarter, then north to the northeast corner of same quarter, then east 80 rods, then north one mile to the northeast corner of same quarter, then east 80 rods, then north one mile to the northeast corner of west half of Dr. Davis’ quarter; then west three-fourths mile to northeast corner of Vandeventer quarter; then south to Manny’s brewery; then following on south side of Dutch Creek and east side of the Walnut to west line of right of way of the Santa Fe railroad; then following railroad south to corporation line. The report was adopted, and the city attorney will proceed at once to file the proper petition before Judge Torrance and the hearing is set for the 20th of April.
The petition of Frank Manny to be taken into the corporate limits was granted and the proper ordinance ordered.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, September 10, 1885.
B. B. Vandeventer, an early day resident of Winfield, and owner of real estate here, is at the Central, from Brown County, Illinois. He was former owner of Highland Park.
                                              ANOTHER CITY ADDITION.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 15, 1885.
And still the Queen City continues to spread! The latest addition is the B. B. Vandeventer tract, just north of the city, which has been purchased by H. G. Fuller, C. E. Fuller, C. C. Black, and J. B. Lynn, and will be platted at once. It is a very pretty body of land. It lies just to the left of the section line joining north Main, takes in nearly all of Island Park and all that land lying in the bend of Timber creek north of the S. K. track. The tract contains one hundred and forty acres and was bought for seventy-five dollars per acre: $10,500.
                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 22, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
               B B Vandeventer et ux to Henry E Asp, tract in 21-32-4e, 5 acres: $1,000.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 29, 1885.
S. C. Smith has been running a line on Main street for the purpose of getting a bearing on the Vandeventer tract, which is being laid off as the Vandeventer addition.
                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, October 29, 1885.

The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
Samuel Andre et ux to Barnett B Vandeventer, lots 3 and 4 and s hf nw qr and sw qr 1-31-4e, $3,200.
                                                           LAND SLIDES.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 5, 1885.
The following are the real estate transfers filed in the office of Register of Deeds since our last issue.
Barnett B Vandeventer et ux to J B Lynn, C C Black, H G Fuller and C E Fuller, 147 acres in sw qr 21-31-4e: $11,032.
Joseph Moraine et ux to B B Vandeventer, sw qr ne qr and se qr nw qr 36-33-4e: $1,600.
                                               WINFIELD A CITY OF 8,000.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, November 26, 1885.
This request comes from Kokomo, Indiana. “Would you please publish the official census of Winfield in the next issue of THE COURIER? By so doing you will settle a dispute and oblige two ex-residents of your city.”
Nothing could give us more pleasure, sir. The last census of Winfield, taken March 1st, shows 5,141 inhabitants in the then city limits. At that time a number of populous additions were outside of the city: Howland’s addition, most of Thompson’s addition, Highland Park, College Hill, and the Vandeventer property, with a good population in the west part of town that went to swell Vernon’s census. We then counted about fifteen hundred inhabitants in the outlying additions. Since then their population has largely increased, with a big increase all over the city, and for school and other purposes all these platted tracts have been brought into the limits. A fair estimate now places our population at 8,000, and our registered voters would indicate even more. At the fall election we had 1,243 voters on the city poll books. At least two hundred voters had not registered, and three hundred more live in additions that have since been made a part of the city, indicating, by the rule that applies all over the country, a population of 8,715. We can count safely on a population of 8,000, with some to spare. And any disbeliever who will come here and view the rush of improvements all over the city, the rustling appearance of our streets, and the general spread of the Queen City, will soon have all the incredulity knocked out of him.
                                              B. B. VANDEVENTER DEAD.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, April 1, 1886.
We are pained to report the death of Mr. B. B. Vandeventer, which sad event occurred on Wednesday, the 17th, at 3 o’clock p.m., aged about 53 years. The funeral was preached at his late residence on Friday, by Rev. A. H. Alkire, and he was buried at the Vandeventer grave yard. Versailles (Indiana) Herald.
Mr. Vandeventer was an early-day acquaintance of Winfield. Eight years or more ago he came here buying the Cliff Wood farm, north of town, now Island Park Place, and later purchasing the A. D. Speed tract, now Highland Park. Three years ago he returned to Indiana, to reside, and in the last year disposed of all his property here.


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