07 September 2017

June 23, 1894 - Mayfield Voice
Page 359 - "Mayfield: Then & Now"

Mayfield has been visited by quite a few tramps on their way to join the Coxey Army.

Quite a number of our Mayfield people attended Children's day exercises at Silver Creek.

The Mayfield Voice was published from March 16, 1894, until February 28, 1895.  Subscription price was $1.00 per year in advance, and it was published every Friday by Lyman Naugle. Office of Publication on Washington Avenue,Wellington, Kansas.  Telephone No. 26. 

30 August 2017

June 15, 1894 - Corbin News - page 359, Mayfield Then and Now

June 15, 1894 - Corbin News in the Mayfield Voice
Page 359, Mayfield: Then and Now

Charlie, when you go swimming, don't leave your clothes in the wagon unless you tie your team.
("Mayfield: Then and Now" co-author Elaine Clark's note: I'll bet everyone in Corbin - and many in Mayfield - knew Charlie's last name!)

(Sherry's Note: I love old newspapers!  You never know what you'll find when you turn the page, but small-town news often had cute little tidbits like this!)

The Mayfield Voice was published from March 16, 1894, until February 28, 1895.  Subscription price was $1.00 per year in advance, and it was published every Friday by Lyman Naugle. Office of Publication on Washington Avenue,Wellington, Kansas.  Telephone No. 26. 

06 August 2017

December 24, `1891 – The Sumner County Standard
Page 358 - "Mayfield: Then & Now"

Mr. Editor, we thought to furnish the many readers of the STANDARD a few facts in reference to the productiveness of Osborn township and vicinity of Mayfield, would not be amiss, and following we will give names of farmers from who we have gathered this information.

Sanford McCormick
50 acres of wheat average yield per acre         27 bu
30 acres oats, average per acre                       50 bu
50 acres corn average yield per acre               40 bu

John Baker
60 acres wheat, average yield                          27 bu
40 acres corn average yield                             35 bu

James Daily
50 acres wheat, average yield                          30 bu
50 acres corn average yield                             35 bu

B. P. Brummett
60 acres wheat, average yield                          25 bu
40 acres corn, average yield                            40 bu
 6 acres oats, average yield                              60 bu

Minor Umau
11 acres wheat, average yield                           32 bu
50 acres corn, average yield                             40 bu

W. J. Nunn
300 acres wheat, average yield                          20 bu
45 acres corn, average yield                              40 bu
60 acres oats, average yield                               40 bu

Goodrum Bros
100 acres wheat, average yield                          27 bu
90 acres corn, average yield                              40 bu
100 acres oats, average yield                             40 bu

John Good
90 acres wheat, average yield                             25 bu
35 acres corn, average yield                               45 bu

Alexander Hill
70 wheat, average yield                                      20 bu
35 acres corn, average yield                               45 bu
15 acres oats, average yield                                50 bu

Weeber Bros
115 acres wheat, average yield                            23 bu
15 acres oats, average yield                                30 bu

Ed Threlfall
110 ten acres wheat, average yield                      23 bu
40 acres corn, average yield                               40 bu

Lee Evans           
100 acres wheat, average yield                           27 bu

Raider Bros
45 acres wheat, average yield                             26 bu
18 acres oats, average yield                                62 bu
50 acres corn, average                                       40 bu


15 March 2017

"Women Writers on the Santa Fe Trail" - Saturday, March 18th


          

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

March 12, 2017                                     Sherry Kline, 1st Vice President/Programs
Sumner County Historical & Genealogical Society
PH: 316-833-6161;
skline09@gmail.com
www.ksschgs.com; www.ks-schgs.blogspot.com

“Women Writers on the Santa Fe Trail"

Wellington –Dr. Leo Oliva, author and former professor of history at Fort Hays State University, is fascinated by 19th century Kansas early settler’s history, Native-American, and military history, and is currently working on a book with Alice Anne Thompson about women who traveled the Santa Fe Trail.

“I’m mostly interested in the 19th century,” Oliva said, “twentieth century seems too recent”

Oliva will present a few of his stories about “Women Writers on the Santa Fe Trail” to members and guests of the Sumner County Historical & Genealogical Society on Saturday, March 18th, at 1:00 p.m. at the Wellington Public Library. Everyone is invited to attend the free program. For information or weather cancellations: President Jane Moore - 620-441-9835 or Vice-President Sherry Kline at 316-833-6161.

Dr. Oliva has been a member of the Kansas Humanities Council Speakers Bureau since 2010. He attended college at Ft. Hays State, received his PhD from the University of Denver, Colorado, and is the author of a dozen books, most about frontier military history (including Soldiers on the Santa Fe Trail and six of the eight fort histories in the Kansas Forts Network series).

“We are working to find stories on all the women that we can,” Oliva said, adding that they are continually finding new stories, many coming from the descendants of those women.

Oliva said that the trail was used by a very diverse group of people: African-American slaves and non-slaves, whites, Native Americans, Mexicans, and more.

According to Oliva, Susan Shelby Magoffin, Kentucky, was granddaughter of Isaac Shelby, the first governor of Kentucky, and traveled the trail in 1846 with her husband’s wagon train.

“There was an African-American woman who served in the Army for two years,” Oliva said.

“We think that she decided she wanted out of the Army because of the poor treatment of African-Americans in the service,” Oliva said, “even the discharge papers don’t state that she was a woman.”

“Another woman served in the Mexican American war and was discharged without any mention of her being a woman,” Oliva said, “she applied for a land warrant and the soldiers testified in her behalf and she got her land grant.”

Marian Sloan Russell traveled the trail five times from the age of 7 to 17, with her “single” mother. Marian’s mother, Eliza Sloan, was married to an Army officer.

According to Oliva, Marian’s grandsons have located two marriage records for Marian’s mother Eliza, but no divorce records. From all evidence, she traveled the trail with her daughter, married and remarried, and - leaving both husbands behind, though not divorcing either, continued to travel the trail. (Possibly to avoid being in the same area as either of her ex-husbands?) Oliva said that she even ran a boarding house at Ft. Hays for a short time.

Lydia Spencer Lane, who was an Army officer’s wife, traveled the trail at least 7 times, Oliva said, and Katie Bowen traveled the trail in 1851, and suffragist and abolitionist Julia Archibald Holmes, traveled the Santa Fe Trail across Kansas Territory to the Rocky Mountains, where she became the first woman to climb Pike’s Peak.

Dr. Oliva is a founding member of the Santa Fe Trail Association and Fort Larned Old Guard, served as editor of the Santa Fe Trail Association Quarterly, Wagon Tracks, for 25 years and writes a weekly newspaper column titled “Our Kansas Heritage.”

Dr. Oliva and his wife Bonita operate the family farm in north-central Kansas.

This talk is being presented thanks to a grant from the Kansas Humanities Council.