Looking first for Winton [possibly spelled Wintin]...
Silverdale Township 1874:
Wintin, Noble, age 21
Winton, S. S., age 47
[No entries for later years.]
Volume I, Cowley County History, covered some of the early settlers. The Endicott family was one of these. On page 55:
The elder Henry Endicott had his claim established in an area of Arkansas City now bounded by Birch Avenue on the north, Eighth Street on the west, Chestnut Avenue on the south, and First Street on the east. Between 1869 and 1871 Henry C. Endicott built the back section of the house at 325 North Sixth Street, The house was later owned by S. R. Winton and his daughter, Christy Winton Waite. They purchased two additional lots and in 1881 built four rooms facing Sixth street. The two-story addition included two bedrooms upstairs and a living room and den downstairs. The original house became the kitchen and dining room. The house was made of Silverdale stone with walls more than a foot thick. [Note: In 1995 the house was owned and occupied by Opal Belt.]
I do not think this is one of the “Winton” family you are looking for.
Next, I checked the November 1998 update on Riverview Cemetery, Arkansas City, that my late husband had. No Winton listed. One Wintin listed: Ruth I. Winton, born August 28, 1907. Do not see any connection to your family.
Next, I checked the same update for Logan. I found a number by that name.
1. Anna Logan, born 1891, Space 1, Lot 15, Block I, Old Addition.
2. Annie J. Logan, born 1862, Space 4, Lot 31, Block N, Old Addition.
3. Elizabeth B. Logan, born 1836, Space 2, Lot 2, Block L, Old Addition.
4. Fannie E. Logan, born 1851, Space 2, Lot 6, Block W, Old Addition.
5. George W. Logan, born 1928, Space 8, Lot 36, Block T, Old Addition.
6. Goldie B. Logan, born Dec. 5, 1910, Space 7, Lot 36, Block T, Old Addition.
7. Harvey Logan, born 1840, Space 4, Lot 2, Block L, Old Addition.
8. Howard Logan, born 1873, Space 3, Lot 15, Block I, Old Addition.
9. Jeremiah Logan, born 1833, Space 4, Lot 33, Block O, Old Addition.
10. John B. Logan, born 1859, Space 3, Lot 10, Block V, Old Addition.
11. Laura Logan, born 1878, Space 2, Lot 18, Block A, Old Addition.
12. Lester A. Logan, born ?, Space 1, Lot 9, Block B, Old Addition.
13. Lewis Logan, born 1845, Space 4, Lot 6, Block W, Old Addition.
14. Lonnie L. Logan, born 1942, Space 6, Lot 36, Block T, Old Addition.
15. Mary E. Logan, born 1840, Space 2, Lot 33, Block O, Old Addition.
16. William F. Logan, born March 17, 1896, Space 5, Lot 36, Block T, Old Addition.
17. William O. Logan, born 1880, Space 4, Lot 18, Block A, Old Addition.
18. William W. Logan, born 1861, Space 8, Lot 97, Block A, Vet.
[Note: Riverview Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in Arkansas City. There are other cemeteries scattered throughout county. It just so happens that my late husband had the information on this particular cemetery. My late husband was a member of the Cowley County Genealogical Society, which meets from time to time in the Cherokee Strip Land Rush Museum south of Arkansas City, where they have a collection of books and their work done on genealogy and cemetery work. I used to contact Mrs. Claire Utt, 1518 East 12th, Winfield, KS 67156, phone (620) 221-4591 for help. She is now suffering from arthritis and cancer. She recently asked me to help her. There are only a few active members in this Society. I really do not know the names of the others or I would contact one of them.
Kansas 1875 Census Creswell Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name age sex color Place/birth Where from
S. I. Wintin 48 m w
C. A. Wintin 47 f w
N. M. Wintin 22 m w
H. B. Wintin 18 m w
T. C. Wintin 15 m w
N. J. Wintin 13
W. M. Wintin 5 m w Kansas
There were no “Winton” families listed.
I have been busy for years taking the old newspapers that were put on microfilm and getting them transferred to the computer. A lot of mistakes were made by the early typesetters. Furthermore, sometimes I could not read the “horrible” type they used properly and quite often thought a “u” was an “n”, etc.
The Arkansas City Traveler was not sent to the Kansas State Historical Society to be put on microfilm until 1876. As a result, I have about six missing years that I have tried to get data on from other papers and of course they did not dwell on Arkansas City. The same situation applies to the Winfield newspapers.
Next, I checked the files I have created on teachers.
Winfield Courier, August 9, 1877.
The following are the teachers attending the Cowley County Normal.
Winfield. Misses Ella C. Davis, Mary Pontious, Fannie Pontious, Miss C. Johnson, Alice Pyburn, Lusetta Pyburn, Mattie E. Minnihan, Lissie Summers, Mattie E. Walters, Rachel E. Nauman, Alie Klingman, Alice A. Aldrich, Genie Holmes, Ella E. Scott, Ella Hunt, Ella Wickersham, Emma Saint, Mollie Bryant, Ella Freeland, Maggie Stansbury, Amy Robertson, Lizzie Kinne, Sarah Hodges, Jennie Hare, Sallie Levering, Effie Randall, Sarah E. Davis, Ina Daniels; Messrs. O. S. Record, Frank Starwalt, M. H. Marcum, J. D. Hunt, J. A. Rupp, C. C. Holland, J. B. Freeland, N. N. Winton, A. B. Taylor.
According to the above N. N. Winton was living in Winfield or that area in August, 1877, and yet in the next entry they indicate he was living in Arkansas City.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 12, 1877.
The following persons were qualified to teach in Cowley County at the last examination.
GRADE II: Misses Annie O. Wright, Albertine Maxwell, Tillie Kennedy, Dora Winslow, Kate Hawkins, Mary Pickett, Mr. C. C. Holland, B. F. Maricle, J. F. Hess, C. L. Swarts, N. N. Winton.
Winfield Courier, December 13, 1877.
N. N. Winton, Dist. No. 65, Ark. City.
After checking through the records I have for a number of years, N. N. Winton did not teach school very long.
Decided to check papers...
Cowley County Censor, October 21, 1871.
The heaviest and best corn that we have seen in the county is on Grouse Creek and Silver Creek. We have in our office two immense ears of solid corn from the field of Mr. Winton, on Silver Creek, that excel any presented to us this season.
Silver Creek township was northeast of Winfield.
[MASS CONVENTION OF THE SUPPORTERS OF GREELEY AND BROWN.]
Winfield Messenger, September 6, 1872.
CENTRAL COMMITTEE APPOINTED: DIFFERENT TOWNSHIPS.
SILVER DALE: S. C. WINTON, GEORGE B. GREEN.
[PROCEEDINGS OF THE COWLEY COUNTY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY.]
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 8, 1873.
The annual meeting of the stock holders of the Cowley County Agricultural society was held on Saturday last, at the office of the Secretary.
228 shares were represented, and voted upon.
The reports of the former Board of Directors were heard, and accepted.
The following persons were chosen directors for the ensuing year.
J. D. Cochran, W. W. Limbocker, W. K. Davis, H. Silver, E. Davis, J. B. Fairbank, Amos Walton, S. C. Winton, F. M. Schwantes, C. M. Wood, A. S. Williams, and J. R. Smith.
[COUNTY COUNCIL: GRANGE IN COWLEY COUNTY.]
Winfield Courier, February 13, 1874.
Silverdale grange: B. A. Davis, Wm. Butterfield, S. C. Winton.
[COUNTY GRANGE COUNCIL.]
Winfield Courier, February 20, 1874.
The following committees were appointed by the Master.
Committee on crop reports: Lucius Walton, John Mentch, S. C. Winton.
Winfield Plow and Anvil, November 19, 1874.
FROM the Arkansas City Traveler:—
“A new meat market has been started by S. C. Winton, on Summit St., nearly opposite to Central Avenue.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 15, 1876.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 15, 1876.
RETURNED. Wm. Berkey and S. C. Wintin [Winton] returned last Saturday. Mr. Berkey has been visiting California, and Mr. Winton, Colorado. They are satisfied that Southern Kansas is good enough.
[DISTRICT COURT PROCEEDINGS.]
Arkansas City Traveler, September 11, 1878.
The following cases were tried before Judge Campbell during the term of court, up to September 5, 1878.
M. L. Read vs. S. C. Winton et al. Judgment for plaintiff $637.57 and foreclosure.
Read was a banker in Winfield.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 5, 1879.
Messrs. Wolf and Winton are fitting up the Green Front for T. H. McLaughlin. It will be occupied by Dr. Loomis as a drug store.
[REPORT FROM “MARK” - CONSTANT CHIMES.]
Arkansas City Traveler, August 23, 1882.
Last week Lewis P. King and family accompanied Mr. Winton and wife on their return to Colorado. They intend engaging in the grocery business at Pueblo. Mrs. Winton had the misfortune of losing her little boy during her visit here among relatives. We regret very much to part with Lewis, but wish him all manner of success in his new enterprise.
Constant was a small village north of Arkansas City.
Lewis P. King became a state representative.
After studying your notes very carefully, I can see that you have indeed been busy checking out the old newspapers. I could check further on Logan, but I really think you have uncovered what little there is in the newspapers.
Arkansas City 1893 had the following Logan family members...
Logan, Harry, 53; spouse, Elizabeth, 54. Children: Mary, 23; Maggie, 22.
Logan, Jerry, 61. No spouse.
Logan, Wm., 35. No spouse.
Logan, J. B., 37. No spouse.
Bolton Township 1880 had the following Logan listed.
Logan, D., age 64. No spouse.
Pleasant Valley Township 1875 had the following Logan listed.
Jeremiah, 42; spouse, Mary E., 31.
I know it is maddening for people checking for ancestors. Records are very scanty. On top of that even though we are supposed to have access to records at the courthouse in Winfield, we do not get to see records unless we happen to have “pull” with someone. Most of the time people are told that the records were lost in a flood years ago, etc. My late husband used to “froth” about this. I was with him one time when he asked about obtaining some record and the judge responded in an angry tone to him. My husband was of the belief that many of the records were stored in a certain location out of sight and out of touch.
When it comes to the history of the county, there never was an earnest effort made until my late husband got trapped into being the “historian” for the first book on Cowley County history when the Southwestern College professor refused. As a result, he was perturbed. He was allowed only so many words to give the history of the county. He told me that this was a very interesting county and that the history needed to be told. As a result, I have been hard at work obtaining data and helped him with Book I and carried on his request to make the next book tell the story about the Indians. Thanks to Dr. Bottorff, who has the web site in Austin, Texas, we worked together on the second book, which tells about the involvement of Cowley County citizens with the Indians living south and southwest of us brought about by A. A. Newman making flour deliveries to Indian agencies, etc. My hero, C. M. Scott, did much of this work for us when he was editor of the Traveler and later a special scout for the governor of Kansas. I am very pleased with his ability as a writer. He should have stayed with his profession.
I took a breather to try and give you some encouragement on your search, but I do not feel that I have helped much. I am hard at work on cattlemen in this area. Dr. Bottorff thinks I can incorporate the cattlemen-boomers-railroads into a book. I keep telling him “NO.” There is just too much material. It will probably take three books to explain the most turbulent period this county ever went through. We had fights between Winfield and Arkansas City (and at times I think we still do); we had fights between Winfield and the surrounding townships; we had fights with the Indians; later it was the cattlemen involved in fighting for their right to keep their cattle on land in Indian Territory; then fighting the eastern barons trying to take away their rights; then the Government trying to get them out. You would not believe all the fights that went on unless you observe this as you read the early newspapers. I have decided to concentrate in a short article (Ha!) on the battle between the Pennsylvania Oil Company that later turned out to be the Standard Oil Company of Titusville, Pennsylvania, and still later a partnership between Windsor & Roberts (part of the Sinclair Oil Company family) with the cattlemen south of us and the involvement with the Cherokee Indians and the so-called Cherokee Strip (Outlet) which at the time the Government insisted belonged to the Cherokees. You might know it! My hero, C. M. Scott, was the match that lit the powder keg.
Good luck in your search.
Mary Ann Wortman