NEGenWeb Project - Paul Riley Collection

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Culbertson Sun
March 1, 1883 to August 30, 1884

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Amen, Ashburn, Bartlett, Bartley, Barton, Blount, Bright, Burns, Chaney, Chase, Davenport, Davis, Elledge, Greeley, Hunter, Jones, Larson, LaTourette, Lawyer, Lytle, McKeever, McLain, Murphy, Neifert, Phelps, Pollard, Rollins, Rossiter, Straut, Vastine, Wilson, Wray
O.W. BARTON and Miss Katie AMEN were united in marriage Sunday, February 24, 1883, Judge STRAUT performing the ceremony in his own brief but impressive way. After the contracting parties received the congratulations of the few invited ones, they boarded the Cannon Ball for Denver, where the honeymoon will be spent.
Sat., 1 March 1883, p.1, c.1

Tom WRAY is the happiest man in town, all because there is 11-pound boy at his house. This is the reason why the cigars are free.
Sat., 8 March 1883, p.1, c.1

Born to Mrs./G.W. ASHBURN, Sunday morning last, a girl, weight eight pounds. Dr. VASTINE reports mother and child doing well.
Sat. 23 June 1883, p.4, c.1

Married: Frank ELLEDGE to Miss Elitha HUNTER, at Indianola, June 19th, Rev. BARTLETT officiating. The happy pair have gone to housekeeping on Frank's ranch north of town.

Frank ELLEDGE was married on the 20th inst., on Dry creek by Elder Bartley, instead of the 19th and at Indianola, as we stated last week. His wife's name should have been Tehthe HUNTER. We gladly make the correction.
Sat., 30 June 1883, p.4, c.1

For the past month Culbertson has been on the qui vive over the approaching nuptuals of Mr. Edward WILSON and Miss Lou DAVENPORT. The event was consumated Wednesday morning, at 10 o'clock, at the residence of the Bride's parents in this city, Rev. Bartley, of Indianola, performing the brief but impressive ceremony.
Sat. 21 July 1883, p.4, c. 2, 6"

DIED: Thursday night about 12 o'clock of spinal meningitis, Charles HENRY, son of C. And M.A. BRIGHT, age six months. He was the youngest of four children. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the entire community in their hour of affliction. The funeral takes place today at 10 o'clock.
Sat., July 28 1883, p.4, c.1

DIED: James T., son of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. LATOURETTE, age six months, of scarlatina, Sunday, July 29th, in this city. The funeral took place Monday and the remains were followed to the grave by a large number of relatives and friends of the family.
Sat., August 4 1883, p. 4, c. 1.

DIED: Edith and Ethel, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. CHASE. This double death in the family in one week leaves two vacant chairs. In this the time of bereavement the parents have the sympathy of the entire community.

BIRTHS: To Mrs. Wm. BLOUT, Sunday morning, August 5, girl; weight six pounds.
To Mrs. John MURPHY, Wednesday, August 8, boy; weight twelve pounds.
Sat. 11 Aug. 1883, p.4, c.2

Gunfight at MCLAIN's ranch, Elbert County, Colo. ROSSITER killed two; two JONES severally wounded. ROLLINS and MCKEEVER escape.
Sat. 15 Sept. 1883, p.4, c.2

Born: To Mrs. John CHANEY, Wednesday night, twins, both girls. This accounts for the way John has been strutting about the past day or two. Who's next?
Sat. 22 Sept. 1883, p.4, c.1

The many friends elsewhere of S.L. GREELEY will be pained to learn of his death. He died last Saturday night about half-past 10 o'clock of a complication of troubles, the amputation of his hand, no doubt, hastening his demise. He was a man of more than ordinary intelligence, whose honesty and integrity no one doubted, and whose official career was above criticism. Those who knew best could testify to his worth. The funeral took place Monday at 10 o'clock. KLEVEN Post, G.A.R., of which the deceased was a prominent member, attended in a body. In the death of S.L. GREELEY, Hitchcock County loses an honored and respected citizen.
Sat., 22 Sept. 1883, p.4, c.1

The death of Delbert VASTINE has cast a gloom over the entire community. He passed away Thursday morning after a short illness of inflamation of the bowels. Amiable and genial in manner, honest and upright in character, and although young in years he won the friendship and esteem of all who knew him. His remains were followed to the grave by a large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the whole community. A more extended notice of his life and character will appear next week.
Sat., 24 Nov. 1883, p.4, c.1

"Over the dark river."
Another spirit has gone to join the angels upon the golden shore, and bask in the everlsating sunshine of a Savior's love. Death has gain invaded our midst, and called upon Dr. B.M. VASTINE and family to deliver up one of their loved ones. Adelbert VASTINE died Nov. 22nd, 1883, of acute interities, aged fifteen years, one month and ten days. He was born in Richland township, Keokuk County, Iowa, October 12, 1868. He came to this county with his parents June 23rd, 1879.
Sat., 1 Dec. 1883, p.4, c.2, 6"

The marriage of Nathaniel POLLARD and Miss R. Belle DAVIS Sunday, March 16, was an occasion long to be remembered by those who attended the wedding. The ceremony which bound "two souls with but a single thought," etc., for life, was performed by Judge STRAUT at the residence of the bride's sister, Mrs. Wm. NEIFERT, on Driftwood. After the newly made pair had received the congratulations of their friends, the whole company sat down to one of those good old-fashioned dinners, which taxed the table to its fullest capacity under the weight of delicacies and substantials. Mr. and Mrs. POLLARD will not take an extended wedding tour at present, but on the contrary will settle down to business among their friends on Driftwood, and commence life's battle with bright prospects and high hopes. What more could we do than wish them success.
Sat. 22 March 1884, p.1, c.1

A new ten-pound daughter has been stopping at Frank ELLEGE's since last Tuesday. Mother and child doing well and the old manx may possibly recover. Frank carried a box of cigars under his apron all day Tuesday and distributed them with the liberality of a millionaire.
Sat. 29 March, 1884, p.1, c.1

Two deaths occurred in this community last week. The first was that of Grant PHELPS, who died of typhoid fever after an illness of six days. The funeral took place Friday and was largely attended. The second was the youngest daughter, Mabel aged six months and one day, of Mr. and Mrs. CHANEY. The remains were interred Sunday.
Sat. 29 March, 1884, p.1, c.1

Mrs. Andrew LARSON was laid away in her last resting place in the Culbertson Cemetery, last Saturday. The family have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community. (Burned to death in prairie fire.)

Glad to hear that Mr. LARSON's hands are getting better. The burn was very severe, but not as bad as was first supposed to be.

BORN: To Mr. and Mrs. A.E. LYTLE of McCook, on Thursday evening an eight pound daughter. The editor acknowledges the treats.
Sat., 10 May 1884, p.4, c.2

BORN: On Friday the 16th to Mr. and Mrs. C. BRIGHT a 9 pound boy. Mother and son doing well.
Sat. 24 May 1884, p.4, c.2

DIED: At the T.J.C. ranch, on Wednesday, the 11th inst., Calloway BURNS, brother of Dick BURNS, aged about 20 years. He was well known and respected by all the old settlers here, and his brother has the sympathy of the entire community.
Sat., 14 June, 1884, p.4, c.2

DIED: At Culbertson, June 16th '84. ___mond CHASE aged 18 years 2 mos. and 14 days, on the 15th Mr. Chase was thrown from a pony and was unconscious until death. His father and brother arrived on the night on the 17th. Mr. CHASE is a brother of our esteemed friend A. CHASE of this place. The relatives have the sympathy of the entire community.
Sat., 21 June 1884, p.4, c.1

BORN: Tuesday to Mr. and Mrs. W.F. WILSON, a baby boy weight nine pounds. To Mr. and Mrs. Harry COLE, on Friday a 10 pounds boy.
Sat. 26 July 1884, p.4, c.1

The infant daughter of O. LAWYER, of Stratton died on last Thursday, of cholera infantum
Sat. 30 Aug. 1884, p.4, c.1

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