[Boot & Shoe Maker.]

[Note: Perry Hill moved a number of times after leaving Winfield to different townships in Cowley County: Walnut and Vernon.]

Winfield 1874. P. Hill, 33; spouse, Hattie, 27.

Kansas 1875 Census, Winfield Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.

Name age sex color Place/birth Where from

P. Hill 33 m w New York Missouri

Hattie Hill 27 f w Indiana Missouri

Frank Hill 5 m w Iowa Missouri

Henry Hill 2 m w Iowa Missouri

Emma Hill 9m f w Kansas

Winfield 1878. Perry Hill, 36; spouse, Hattie, 30.

Walnut Township 1881. Perry Hill, 39; spouse, Hattie, 32.

Walnut Township 1882. Perry Hill, 40; spouse, Hattie, 32.


Winfield Courier, March 20, 1874.


At the Sign of the Big Boot, Opposite Myton's Hardware Store. NEAT WORK AND REPAIRING DONE ON SHORT NOTICE. Call and see me.

Winfield Courier, May 22, 1874.

P. Hill and McMillen & Shields have each erected new awnings over their doors.

Winfield Courier, December 3, 1874.

At a stated communication of Adelphi Lodge No. 110, held last Tuesday evening, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year:

Leland J. Webb, W. M.; W. G. Graham, S. W.; J. E. Saint, J. W.; J. C. Fuller, Treas.; M. G. Troup, Sec.; J. Newman, Chaplain; Perry Hill, S. D; J. D. Cochran, J. D.; I. L. Comfort, Tyler.

Winfield Courier, October 21, 1875.

Perry Hill has removed his boot and shoe shop to the room formerly occupied by W. H. South as a jewelry store, and John Nichols has moved his barber shop into the room vacated by Mr. Hill.

Winfield Courier, December 23, 1875.

Hill, the shoemaker, has rented and moved to Mr. S. E. Burger's farm, one and a half miles north of town, where he runs a shop also.

Winfield Courier, December 30, 1875.

The following are the recently elected officers of the Winfield Chapter of R. A. M.'s.

M. L. Read, H. P.; J. D. Pryor, K.; B. F. Baldwin, S.; W. C. Robinson, Capt. H.; A. Howland, P. S.; W. G. Graham, R. A. Capt.; J. W. Johnston, G. M. 3 y.; P. Hill, G. M. 2 y.; S. H. Myton, G. M. 1 y.; J. A. Simpson, Sec.; F. Gallotti, Treas.; N. C. McCulloch, M. Cro.

This is one of the thirty Royal Arch Chapters of Masons in this State, and as a citizen of Winfield we are proud that she, only a five year old, supports it.




MASONIC. On the 29th day of October, 1870, a dispensation was granted to J. S. Hunt, A. H. Green, Enoch Maris, and eight others for a lodge at Winfield. J. S. Hunt was appointed W. M.; A. H. Green, S. W.; and Enoch Maris, J. W. On the 17th day of October, 1872, the lodge obtained a charter under the name of Adelphi, No. 119, with the following charter members: J. S. Hunt, A. H. Green, Enoch Maris, C. A. Bliss, A. A. Jackson, W. M. Boyer, H. Shaughness, I. L. Comfort, E. Adams, Thomas Hart, W. S. Huff, S. H. Revis, T. A. Rice, and J. Traxler.

The same officers were installed under the charter and held their offices until Jan. 1st, 1873, when Enoch Maris was elected W. M.; W. M. Boyer, S. W.; and T. A. Rice, J. W.

January 1st, 1874, Enoch Maris was re-elected W. M.; T. A. Rice, S. W.; and W. G. Graham, S. W.

January 1st, 1875, L. J. Webb was elected W. M.; W. G. Graham, S. W.; and J. E. Saint, J. W.

For the present year J. S. Hunt was elected W. M.; J. E. Saint, S. W.; and A. B. Lemmon, J. W.

The lodge now has forty-six members and is in a healthy condition morally and financially.

About one year after the organization of Adelphi, a dispensation was granted to the craft at Arkansas City, and in due time they received a charter under the name of Crescent Lodge, No. 133, with O. C. Smith, W. M.; E. B. Kager, S. W. Dexter Lodge is spoken of elsewhere.

On the 15th of March, 1875, a dispensation was granted M. L. Read, H. P.; M. C. Baker, K.; John D. Pryor, Scribe; W. C. Robinson, C. H.; A. Howland, P. S.; W. G. Graham, R. A. C.; J. W. Johnston, M. 3rd V.; P. Hill, M. 1st V.; A. A. Newman, member. October 19th, a charter was issued to them under the name Winfield Chapter, R. A. M., No. 31; and on the 26th of the same month the Chapter was instituted by J. C. Bennett, of Emporia. A list of the officers for this year was published last week. This branch of Masonry here is in good working order and in a healthy condition financially.

Cowley County Democrat, Winfield, Kansas, Thursday, July 13, 1876.



Read at the Centennial Celebration, July 4th, 1876, at Winfield, Kansas.

R. A. M. On the 15th of March, 1875, a dispensation was granted M. L. Read, H. P.; M. C. Baker, K.; John D. Pryor, Scribe; W. C. Robinson, C. H.; A. Howland, P. S.; W. G. Graham, R. A. C.; J. W. Johnston, M. 3rd V.; P. Hill, M. 1st V.; A. A. Newman, member. On October 19th a charter was issued to them under the name Winfield Chapter, R. A. M., No. 31; and on the 29th of the same month, the Chapter was instituted by J. C. Bennett, of Emporia. This branch of Masonry here is in good working order and in a healthy condition, financially.

Winfield Courier, September 14, 1876.

For delegates to the Republican convention of the 88th Representative district: N. C. McCulloch, J. H. Hill, G. S. Manser, J. S. Hunt, W. D. Roberts, Chas. Love, W. G. Graham,

J. M. Baer, G. W. Arnold, E. G. Sheridan. Alternates: I. W. Randall, W. E. Christie, Perry Hill, J. H. Curfman, A. B. Lemmon, Z. B. Myers, A. Howland, J. J. Plank, E. P. Hickok, and Thos. Dunn.

Winfield Courier, November 16, 1876.

Mr. Perry Hill informs us that his consent was not asked to allow his name to be used on the Democratic township ticket, and that he did not approve of it, and that he is a "square- toed Republican yet."

Winfield Courier, January 25, 1877.

The following were the officers of Winfield Chapter, No. 31, Royal Arch Masons, installed by P. H. P. Bennett, of Emporia, assisted by P. H. Hargis, of Wichita.

John D. Pryor, High Priest; M. L. Read, King; James A. Simpson, Scribe; W. C. Robinson, Captain of the Hosts; A. Howland, Principle Sojourner; W. G. Graham, Royal Arch Captain; J. W. Johnston, Commander of the 3rd Vail; Perry Hill, Commander of the 2nd Vail; S. H. Myton, Commander of the 1st Vail; Frank Gallotti, Treasurer; N. C. McCulloch, Sentinel.

After the installation P. H. P. Read was presented with a fine lambskin apron and collar and a jewel of office, after which the members, with their wives and ladies, repaired to the Central Hotel, and partook of supper and refreshments prepared especially for the occasion. The supper was gotten up in that good and tasteful style as only the cooks of a first-class house can get up. It was undoubtedly the grandest supper ever given in Winfield. The cakes were trimmed and mementoes with the different designs and emblems of the Masonic order. Quite a number of members of the order from Wichita, Arkansas City, and Lazette were present.

Winfield Courier, November 1, 1877.

Frank Gallotti has caused another row of shelving to be put in his store, upon which he has put another addition to his large stock of boots and shoes. He has employed the services of Mr. Perry Hill, a first class boot and shoe maker, for the purpose of mending and also manufacturing boots and shoes.

Winfield Courier, December 27, 1877.

At a stated communication of Adelphi Lodge, No. 110, A. F. & A. M., held last week (Tuesday evening), the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: M. G. Troup, W. M.; C. C. Black, S. W.; James McDermott, J. W.; B. F. Baldwin, Treas.; L. J. Webb, Sec.; J. S. Hunt, S. D.; J. Wade McDonald, J. D.; W. G. Graham, Chaplain; Perry Hill, S. S.; J. H. Land, J. S.; S. E. Burger, Tyler.

Winfield Courier, January 17, 1878.

Royal Arch Masons.

At the regular convocation of Winfield Chapter No. 31, Royal Arch Masons, held at Masonic Hall, Monday evening, January 14th, the following officers were installed for the ensuing year; W. G. Graham, H. P.; John D. Pryor, K.; S. C. Smith, S.; M. L. Read, Treasurer; C. C. Black, Secretary; W. C. Robinson, C. A. H.; James McDermott, P. S.; S. H. Myton, R. A. C.; J. W. Johnston, M. 3rd V.; Perry Hill, M. 2nd V.; H. Brotherton, M. 1st V.; F. Gallotti, T.

After the installation, an address was delivered by P. H. P. John D. Pryor (which will appear on our outside next week), and the companions repaired to the Central Hotel and sat down to the best spread of the season. The supper was good and the occasion enjoyed by all present.


Winfield Courier, June 27, 1878.

Perry Hill, hauling lumber, pest house: $1.00.

Excerpts from a lengthy article...


Winfield Courier, September 19, 1878.

Trial of L. J. Webb at Wichita. The case was called on Monday morning, September 9th, on the opening of the court. Defendant made application for a continuance because of the absence of Dr. Mendenhall, a material witness for the defense. The court held the showing sufficient, unless the State would admit the affidavit of defendant as the testimony of witness. The State consented and the case was set for trial next morning.

All day Tuesday was spent in getting a jury. The special venire was soon exhausted and balance was made up of tradesmen. It is considered a good jury, and both State and defendant are satisfied. Most of them are from the country.

Further testimony for the defense from Burt Covert, G. L. Walker, James Fahey, P. Hill, A. H. Green, R. F. Baldwin, Ed. Bedilion, and Dr. W. R. Davis corroborated Herndon in relation to the wild and insane appearance, the convulsive twitching movements of the throat, head, and shoulders of the defendant immediately before and subsequent to the shooting; also showed the finding of some small bottles and vials in the counter used by Page in his saloon; that these vials were taken from the counter sometime after the shooting and preserved with their contents and are the same that are now exhibited in court; and the testimony of Drs. Davis, Rothrock, and Furley showed that these vials contained opium, nux vomica, and India hemp, and that these compounded and administered would produce the symptoms described in the defendant and would produce insanity.

Winfield Courier, December 26, 1878.

At the annual election, on the 17th inst., Adelphi Lodge, No. 110, A. F. A. M., selected the following officers for the ensuing year.

C. C. Black, W. M.; W. C. Robinson, S. W; H. Brotherton, J. W.; B. F. Baldwin, Treas.; R. C. Story, Sec.; J. E. Saint, S. D.; P. Hill, J. D.; M. L. Read, C.; John C. Roberts, S. S.; W. D. Byers, J. S.; S. E. Burger, T.

The installation will take place Friday evening of this week. All members of the Order are invited to be present.

Winfield Courier, June 17, 1880.

Perry Hill has at last recovered his ponies. He found them near the Osage Agency in the possession of an Osage chief, who was working them and who claimed to have taken them up for strays.

Winfield Courier, August 12, 1880.

A little son of Perry Hill died Sunday.

Perry Hill...Walnut Township.

Cowley County Courant, February 2, 1882.

The Walnut Township Republican convention met according to published notice at Frank Manny's stone building. Ezra Meech was appointed chairman and F. S. Jennings, secretary. The following nominations were made. For Trustee: J. C. Roberts. For Clerk: T. A. Blanchard. Treasurer: Joel Mack. Justice of the Peace: S. E. Burger. Constables: Henry Perry, colored, and Jethro Cochran. Road Overseers: District No. 1, George Brown; District No. 2, Perry Hill.

Perry Hill...Vernon Township.

Winfield Courier, February 15, 1883.

A Protest.

VERNON TOWNSHIP, Feb. 6, 1883.

To the Editor of the Winfield Courier:

SIR: We, the undersigned residents of Vernon Township, solemnly and sincerely enter our protest against such proceedings as were held in Winfield on the morning of Feb. the 1st, viz.: the hanging of Charles Cobb by a mob. We are in favor of punishing crime, but not in favor of mob law.

E. D. Skinner, Henry Hawkins, W. W. Painter, J. T. Prewitt, J. M. Householder, P. Hill, M. Gesler, L. F. Hess, A. H. Miller, Joseph Astor, J. S. Baker, F. H. Werden, T. Thompson, I. B. Corson, P. B. Lee, J. W. Millspaugh, R. Wellman, M. Nixon, L. E. Gault, M. W. Brown, W. L. Pennington, M. Nicholson. George Wilson, L. Gibson, T. B. Ware, Wm. Carter, H. G. Woolley, J. S. Ward, S. E. Case. W. S. Woolly, J. E. Wooley, W. L. Holmes, E. C. Martin.


Winfield Courier, September 6, 1883.

Committee on credentials reported the following named delegates and alternates for their respective townships.

VERNON: Wm. Bonnewell, P. Hill, W. [?] Homes, Capt. Tansey, Henry Bernard.

Alternates: none.

[Above item was the last one I found on Perry Hill. MAW]