Winfield, Kansas.

Winfield 1878: Wm. Atkinson, 34; spouse, M. E., 28.

Winfield Directory 1880 lists former and present owner(s) of "English Kitchen."

G. W. ROGERS. This gentleman is one of our most enterprising businessmen, and his name is familiar to many in Southern Kansas as the proprietor of the well known "ENGLISH KITCHEN," one of the most complete and best conducted restaurants in the State.

He has also the largest bakery in the city, supplying daily a large number of people with the "staff of life."

He has also other business interests, among which is his large billiard and sample rooms, familiarly known to commercial travelers and others as "Pap Rogers place."

Mr. Rogers is a genial, courteous, and enterprising gentleman of fine business ability, whom it is always a pleasure to meet. He is ably assisted in his business by his son, M. C. Rogers, a young man of fine business capacity and pleasing address.

MOTT C. ROGERS. This young gentleman is one of Winfield's most popular businessmen, and was formerly one of the firm of G. W. Rogers & Son, the late proprietors of the English Kitchen, but Mott C. Rogers is now the proprietor of a saloon and billiard parlor, formerly owned by his father, G. W. Rogers.

It is well known as the most popular resort in Southern Kansas, Mott being one of the most accomplished and gentlemanly caterers in the State.


AXTELL, T. F., & CO., English Kitchen. Main, e. s. between 8th and 9th avenues.

Winfield Directory 1885.

English Kitchen, Burnett & Clark, proprietors, 808 Main.

Winfield Directory 1885.

Atkinson Wm, tailor, 1019 Main, res 407 e 12th.


Winfield Courier, October 18, 1877.

Wm. Atkinson, our new tailor, appears in a card today. He is well recommended. Give him a call. [COULD NOT FIND CARD!]

Winfield Courier, October 25, 1877.

NEW TAILOR SHOP. I have engaged rooms in Maris' new building for the TAILORING BUSINESS, and having lately been associated at Wichita, with a first-class artist from New York in that time, I am prepared to give satisfaction in STYLE AND FIT.

I would respectfully solicit a share of the public patronage. I have received the latest fashions. WM. ATKINSON.

[Note: Paper showed one of the occupants in Maris new building as being located at the corner of Main Street and 9th Street. Turned out the ad was incorrect. Finally learned that the new building that Maris built was taken over by Lynn & Gillelen and later by Lynn & Loose. The building was located on the southwest corner of Main Street and 8th Avenue. I apologize to one and all if I first got the location wrong on Maris' new building in October 1877. Blame it on the paper. MAW]

Winfield Courier, February 7, 1878.

Wm. Atkinson has just received samples of Woolen Cloths and Diagonals. Call and examine them at his shop over Lynn & Gillelen's store.


Winfield Courier, March 27, 1879.

The following is a list of the principal business firms of Winfield.

TAILORS. Wm. Atkinson, G. W. Hunt.

Winfield Courier, April 10, 1879.

NOTICE. Mr. Atkinson has removed his Tailor Shop to the first door south of Prof. Farringer's music rooms. Call and see the spring and summer fashions for 1879.

[1880 Winfield Directory showed Chas. Farringer, music teacher, was located on Main Street south of Williams House. In 1880 the Williams House was located on Main Street and the northeast corner of 10th Avenue. MAW]

Atkinson The Tailor, successor to T. R. Timme...

Winfield Courier, March 15, 1883.

Atkinson The Tailor (successor to Timme) is opening up a large line of Piece Goods for the spring trade, embracing the latest designs and novelties of the season. The entire stock is fresh from the mills, nothing old in the house. Mr. Atkinson is favorably known as a practical cutter and first class tailor, and he will be pleased to submit his elegant stock to the inspection of the public. He guarantees satisfaction in every particular. Respectfully,


Winfield Courier, March 15, 1883.

Mr. Wm. Atkinson has returned to Winfield and we are authorized to announce him as a candidate for the patronage of the public in the Merchant Tailoring business. He has for four years been a successful and artistic tailor and will undoubtedly satisfy our dressy community. He guarantees satisfaction in every instance.


Winfield Courier, May 17, 1883.

Where the Money Came From. The following are the cash contributions to the general editorial entertainment fund. More was raised than was used and those who subscribed first took more than their share, so that others had to be somewhat limited in their contributions to give others a chance.

Atkinson gave $1.00.

"Atkinson The Taylor" located one door south of English Kitchen...

Winfield Courier, February 7, 1884.

Atkinson The Taylor is receiving new goods one door south of English Kitchen. Also the new styles are on hand.

[1880 Directory shows English Kitchen was located on the east side of Main Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. 1885 Directory shows address of English Kitchen: 808 Main.]

Atkinson moved to third door south of Commercial Hotel...

[The Winfield Directory 1885 listed the above hotel two different ways: Commercial House or Commercial Hotel. F. M. Freeland was the proprietor. Address: 1011 Main. This directory also showed the address of Wm. Atkinson: 1019 Main.]

Winfield Courier, June 12, 1884.

Wm. Atkinson has removed his tailoring establishment to the third door south of the Commercial Hotel.

Winfield Courier, October 9, 1884.

AD. WM. ATKINSON, MERCHANT TAILOR, 3 doors South of Commercial Hotel, Main Street, Winfield, Kansas. Your patronage solicited and orders promptly executed.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 1, 1885.

Wm. Atkinson's Tailoring Establishment. Mr. Atkinson has been building clothing for our people for a number of years and has given good satisfaction, both in fit, style, and quality. He is a very obliging gentleman and worthy of the substantial patronage extended him. His stock of piece goods is always complete.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, January 8, 1885.


3 doors South of Commercial Hotel. MAIN STREET, WINFIELD, KANSAS.

Your patronage solicited and orders promptly executed.

Winfield Courier, Thursday, August 20, 1885.

Tom C. Daniels, a substantial farmer from Maple township, with his wife and babies, are visiting with his father-in-law, Wm. Atkinson, the merchant tailor.