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J. A. Myton

Note: J. A. Myton left before any census was made of Winfield citizens.
Early newspapers sometimes called him “A. J.” Myton.
                                               FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Cowley County Censor, May 13, 1871.
Ladies, if you wish to get a fine Spring Dress, go to Myton & Brotherton’s. None others will sell as cheap.
Cowley County Censor, May 13, 1871.
THE NEW CHEAP STORE OF MYTON & BROTHERTON. We have just opened in the Log Store, corner Main and Ninth Avenue.
Cowley County Censor, July 1, 1871.
Everything in the provision line at the old Log Store; that is the place for bargains.
Cowley County Censor, July 1, 1871.
If you want to keep cool, go to Myton & Brotherton’s and get a suit of those Dutch Linen clothes; they don’t cost much.
Cowley County Censor, October 21, 1871.
A. J. [J. A.] Myton, our well-known townsman, returned last Saturday from Burlington, bringing his family with him. We are glad to see you back, A. J. [J. A.].
Cowley County Censor, October 21, 1871.
Myton & Brotherton have just received the last lot of boots and shoes, ordered and shipped from the well known house of C. M. Henderson & Co., the day before the great fire broke out in Chicago. They are for sale at old prices.
Cowley County Censor, October 21, 1871.
Last Saturday the Republican Delegate Convention met at this place and, notwithstanding the day was stormy and disagreeable, all the townships were represented except Creswell. The follow­ing named gentlemen were the delegates.
Winfield: E. S. Torrance, I. H. Coon, J. W. Hornbeak, C. A. Bliss, J. A. Myton, Capt. Tansey, D. A. Millington, and Jno. Stannard.
Cowley County Censor, October 21, 1871.
                                          CANDIDATES FOR NOMINATION:
                                   County Clerk: J. W. Hornbeak and J. A. Myton.
Cowley County Censor, October 28, 1871.
Myton & Brotherton have just received a large stock of Mirrors, small and large sizes, which they are selling very cheap.
Cowley County Censor, October 28, 1871.
Army blankets and comforts at Myton & Brotherton’s, at low figures.
Winfield Messenger, July 12, 1872.
Board of County Commissioners met in Co. Clerk’s office in Winfield July 1st, 1872. Present: Frank Cox, O. C. Smith, and J. D. Maurer.

The following bills were acted upon.
                    Myton and Brotherton for goods for pauper of Winfield Tp., $41.74.
Winfield Messenger, August 16, 1872.
                                              GRANT AND WILSON CLUB.
The Republicans of Winfield and vicinity met at the court­house in this place on last Saturday evening for the purpose of organizing a Grant and Wilson Club. The organization of the club was perfected by the adoption of a constitution and by-laws, and the election of the following named persons as  permanent officers: L. J. Webb, president; E. B. Kager, Vice President; E. S. Torrance, secretary; H. Brotherton, Treasurer.
J. A. Myton, E. Davis, and E. P. Hickok were elected as members of the executive committee.
Winfield Messenger, August 30, 1872.
The ballot for delegates to the State Convention at Topeka to nominate State officers, etc., resulted in the election of J. A. Myton and H. O. Meigs as delegates, and Messrs. Webb and Bonnewell as alternates.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 14, 1873.
J. A. Myton has taken his departure for his home in Illi­nois, after spending a week visiting old friends in our city. Mr. Myton has been recuperating his health in the mountains of Colorado, for some time, and speaks highly of that climate for all forms of long diseases. We were glad to see him, and sorry to part with him. Everybody doing business in Winfield for the last two years, will remember J. A. Myton, of the firm of Myton & Brotherton, as one of the best businessmen Winfield ever had. It was his energy, honesty, and integrity that made the “old log store” famous. His cordial greeting, his ever cheerful saluta­tion, coupled with implicit honesty made people love to trade with him. He takes with him to his home the best wishes of his many friends about Winfield.
Winfield Courier, February 27, 1874.
                                             CIVIL DOCKET. FOURTH DAY.
                                    32. Howard M. Holden vs. Jas. A. Myton et al.
Winfield Courier, March 27, 1874.
                         H. M. Holden vs. J. A. Myton et al, Dismissed, plaintiff’s cost.
                            [Note: H. Brotherton was declared bankrupt in 1875.]
Winfield Courier, February 20, 1879.
J. A. Myton, of the old firm of Myton & Brotherton of the Old Log Store of “Auld lang syne,” is here visiting his cousin, Sam, and his many friends. Mr. Myton is in business at Casey, Ill., and is very sorry he ever left Winfield.
Winfield Courier, May 1, 1879.
The following is a list of cases that will stand for trial at the May, A. D. 1879, term of the District Court of Cowley County, beginning on the first Monday in May, and have been placed on the Trial Docket in the following order.

                                               CIVIL DOCKET. NINTH DAY
                                              J. A. Myton vs. S. H. Myton et al.
                                               CIVIL DOCKET. TENTH DAY
                                                 J. A. Myton vs. H. Brotherton.
Winfield Courier, August 21, 1879.
                                             CIVIL DOCKET. TENTH DAY.
J. A. Myton vs. S. H. Myton et al. [Torrance and Alexander, for plaintiff; Hackney & McDonald for defendant.]
Winfield Courier, September 4, 1879.
                                       Myton vs. Brotherton, judgment for plaintiff.


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