13 August 2012

The SCHGS Calendar is Done! Get 12 Months of History with the Historic Look at Sumner County!

Twelve Months of History from the 
Sumner County Historical & Genealogical Society

When Sumner County Historical & Genealogical Society President Jane Moore saw a calendar at a genealogy meeting, one filled with fascinating historic old photos and interesting historic tidbits, she knew she wanted to do that for Sumner County.

I had seen another one from another county,” Moore said, “I just thought it was a cool idea.”
So for the past several months, Moore, Elaine Clark, and Photoshop expert, Jerry Sayre gathered and tweaked photos, researched newspapers, double-checked facts, and put together the SCHGS Calendar “A Look at Historic Sumner County.”

Getting it back from the printers, Wheatland Services, this week had everyone excited.

“The calendar itself has historic information on every page and with every photo,” Moore said, adding that facts and photos representing Oxford, Belle Plaine, Wellington, Caldwell, Geuda Springs, South Haven, Hunnewell, Perth, Mayfield, Argonia, Milan, Millerton, Corbin, and Conway Springs cover each month of the calendar, and include such interesting tidbits as location of the first lynching in the county, where the first post office in the county was located, and when the Baptist Church was organized in Wellington.

Moore said that the calendars can be purchased at the SCHGS Research Center (north door Memorial Auditorium, 208 N. Washington, Wellington) on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or from the Wellington Chamber of Commerce, and sell for $10.00 per calendar, with discounts for orders of five or more.  Mail orders are welcome.  Address orders to SCHGS, Box 402, Wellington, KS 67152, and add $5 shipping and handling for one calendar.  Contact the society for shipping rates on orders of multiple calendars at schgs@sutv.com, or contact President Jane Moore directly at bjmoore@kanokla.net.

Moore said that the proceeds will be used to support SCHGS’ family history preservation activities and equipment needs at the SCHGS Research Center.

“If you are interested in Sumner County History,” Moore said, “you will really enjoy them and they will make a nice gift for folks who no longer live here, too.”

Amanuensis Monday - Conway Springs Star - December 1901

December 8, 2011 

From the Conway Springs Star Files of One Hundred Ten Years Ago, 
December 1901

Businesses advertising in December 1901: W.H. Hubbard; W. A. threw Drug Store; Asa Barnett Clothing and Furnishings; White House Hotel; N. W. Frantz Jewelry; R. A. McIlhenny Physician and Surgeon; Evans and Farris Physicians and Surgeions; J. C. Gillis Dentis; S. T. Beal Dentist; Monnet and Kirby Drug Store; Arnold’s Dry Goods; The Continental Creamery Co; Krebs Bros; clark’s Livery Barn;Model Barber Shop; W. A. Goble Clock Repairing; A. Graff; Rock Island Lumber Co; Clum’s CafĂ©; H. T. Bentley Flour and feed; J. H. Chenoweth, Furniture Dealer and Undertaker; Bon-Ton Bakery; Dudley and Myers; The Racket, Mrs. Campbell; Star Meat Market, J. N. Hunt, Prop; Badger Lumber and Hardware Co.

The Santa Fe gives all of its men not in the operating department a holiday on Thanksgiving day.

Oscar Hill, a Logan constable, had his skull broken by Joe Tibbs, who was being charged with bootlegging.

The growth receipts of Kansas post offices for the year was $1,756,400, or $1.20 per capita.

Drunks are of two kinds – plain and ornamental. In a general way we thought we understood the meaning of “a plain drunk.” But we didn’t quite. According to a man from Anson, who was real drunk in this town last night, a plain drunk is not “drunk and dressed up” but drunk and undressed.  Someone came to the tabernacle last night and called for Marshal Seymour.  He hurried downtown and found the man full of booze and walking around the street with nothing in the world covering his hide but a short undershirt.

The Kansas hen is not living up to her reputation this winter. Eggs are classed as luxuries and all kinds of coaxing won’t make the hens get down to business.

The annual rabbit hunt was held with captains being chosen as Dr. R. A. McIlhenny and H. T. Shobe. 395 rabbits were brought in which was not as many as in past years as more fences have been built since the last hunt. 

06 August 2012

Amanuensis Monday - Obituary - Bona "Bonnie" Ethel Anderson

Excerpted from the book "Mayfield: Then & Now" by Elaine Evans Clark and Sherry Stocking Kline, published in 2003.

Bona Ethel Anderson of Mayfield died Thursday, January 2, 1986, at St. Luke's Hospital.  She was 86. Miss Anderson was a retired telephone operator.  She was a resident of Mayfield all of her life.  

She was born Nov. 10, 1899, in Mayfield. She was a member of the Mayfield Federated Church. 

Survivors include two nieces, Janice Bothwell, Garden City, and Joan Grim, Wichita; and one nephew, Neel Anderson, Harlingen, Texas.  

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.  

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. today, at the Mayfield Federated Church.  The Reverend Harold Borhauer officiated. 

Interment was in the Osborne Cemetery, Mayfield.  Donna Yearout, Wanda Stayton, Jane Stayton and Ida Borhauer sang "In the Garden," and "Ivory Palaces."  The organist was Berniece Myers. 

Casket bearers were Larry Ford, GEne Heasty, Robert Yearout, Dean Miller, Roy Stayton and Gene Metzen.  Honorary casket bearer was John Duvall.  

A memorial has been established with the Mayfield Federated Church or the Mayfield Friendship Meals. 

Frank Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.