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Local newspaper offer a wealth of information and insight into the lives of our ancestors. What follows are gleanings from Neosho County newspapers for your perusal. Included here are marriages, births, divorces, departures, arrivals, special celebrations, tragic accidents, etc.

Chanute Daily Tribune - 16 May 1908

All old soldiers are requested to attend the funeral of Comrade Samuel
Stanfield tomorrow (Sunday, May 17.) It will be at 4:30 o'clock from his
late home, 1204 South Central avenue, and will be conducted by the Grand
Army of the Republic --- F. M. Abbott, P. C.

The city court case of Wilson & Barnes against Charles Mayers of the
Oxford restaurant, has been set for hearing at 9 o'clock, Monday
morning. Smith & Probst are attorneys for the plaintiff.

Rev. A. H. Coffield came up from Thayer this afternoon to conduct
funeral services for the child of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Udine, living
northwest of Chanute.

Attorney H. P. Farrelly went to Howard this afternoon to attend the Elk
county Democratic banquet, which was held there tonight.

Mrs. J. K. Cone of Cedar Rapids, Ia., who has been the guest of Mr. and
Mrs. L. Cone, left this afternoon for a visit to Lawrence.

Miss Florence Blessing left this afternoon for Kansas City. She will go
from there to Iowa and Illinois for visits.

Mr. and Mrs. John Switzer went to Argonia this afternoon for a week;s
visit with their brother and sister.

Mrs. Jewett arrived from Himboldt this afternoon to visit her daughter,
Mrs. S. B. Yount.

Mrs. Whiter Barkley arrived from Cherryvale this afternoon to visit Mrs.
R. J. Barkley.

Mrs. J. W. Fuller and daughter arrived from Iola this afternoon to visit
Mrs. E. S. Myers.

Mrs. J. E. Ryan returned to Shaw today after a visit with her sister,
Mrs. N. Dannefer.

Benjamin Hooper went to Humboldt this afternoon to visit his grandfather.

Mrs. A. G. Blatcher returned to Coffeyville today, after a visit with
Mrs. M. Somer.

Mrs. J. M. Jones and children went to Earlton this afternoon to visit
over Sunday.

F. H. Graddy, the Western Union clerk inspector, was in Chanute today.

John L. Peterson returned this morning from a visit in Kansas City.

Mrs. C. I. Foote went to Neodesha City this afternoon for a visit.

John H. Glazier came down from Kansas City this afternoon.

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