New Salem, Tisdale Township, Cowley County, Kansas.

[Daniel and Mary Bovee had three children: Sarah Bovee McEwen; Julia Bovee McClelland; and "Willie" T. Bovee.]

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

Name age sex color Place/birth Where from

D. Bovee 41 m w New York Illinois

M. Bovee 36 f w New York Illinois

S. Bovee 16 f w Illinois Illinois

J. Bovee 13 f w Illinois Illinois

W. T. Bovee 1m m w Kansas

Bovee, Daniel, Tisdale Township, 1873, 39. Spouse, Mary, 34.

Bovee, D., Tisdale Township, 1874, 40. Spouse, Mary, 35.

Bovee, D., Tisdale Township 1878 or 1879, 40. Spouse, Mrs. Bovee, 35. Post Office

Address: New Salem.

Bovee, Daniel, Tisdale Township 1880, 46. Spouse, Mary, 41.

Also listed: Sarah Bovee, 21.



Arkansas City Traveler, April 12, 1876.

The examination of applicants for teachers took place at the schoolhouse at Winfield Friday and Saturday, April 7th and 8th. Professors T. A. Wilkinson, A. B. Lemmon and E. W. Hulse constituted the Board of Examiners. There were twenty-nine applicants, named as follows: Sarah Bovee, Mrs. I. E. Brown, Ella Davis, New Salem Township.

Winfield Courier, April 13, 1876.

Twenty-nine teachers were present at the examination last Friday and Saturday. Of those present the following received second grade certificates: Misses Dora Winslow, Maggie Stansberry, Mary Stansberry, Gertie Davis, Louisa Franklin, Laura E. Turner, Mr. C. C. Holland, and Mrs. I. E. Brown. Those who received third grade certificates are as follows: Misses Sarah Bovee, C. E. Fitzgerald, Ella Davis, Albertine Maxwell, Effie Randal, Sarah E. Davis, Ella Clover, Ioa Roberts, Emma Burden, Arvilla Elliot, L. A. Bedell, M. J. Huff, and Mr. M. L. Smith.

Winfield Courier, June 1, 1876.

The Winfield Public Schools closed a nine month's term last Friday. To see how the "rising generation" was taught to shoot ideas in our city, we visited, in the order named, the Higher, Intermediate, and Primary Departments last Thursday. The school never having been visited by an "item chaser," it is not necessary to say that one was not expected at that time. We found the "house in order" however, and the floor occupied by Prof. Lemmon, and a corps of handsome young ladies engaged in a hand-to-blackboard contest with "tenths, hundredths, thousandths," and that little "period" that causes so much trouble with amateurs in decimal fractions. They soon proved themselves mistresses of the situation. . . . We next paid a visit to the INTERMEDIATE DEPARTMENT, presided over by that successful teacher, Miss Jennie Greenlee. . . .

Now we come to the PRIMARY DEPARTMENT, in charge of Miss Ada Millington. This is the most difficult department to manage in any public school. . . . Though her first school, Miss Millington has proven what her friends predicted, that she would make a very successful teacher.

The following students passed the required examinations and received teacher's certificates: Misses Mary E. Lynn, Maggie Stansberry, Kate Gilleland, Sarah Bovee, Amy Robertson, Ray Nauman, Iowa Roberts, C. A. Winslow, and Mrs. Estes.


Arkansas City Traveler, August 15, 1877.

The following are the teachers attending the Cowley County Normal.

New Salem. Miss Sallie Bovee.


Arkansas City Traveler, September 12, 1877.

The following persons were qualified to teach in Cowley County at the last examination.


GRADE II: Mrs. J. E. Brown, Miss Sarah Bovee, Ella E. Davis.

Winfield Courier, December 13, 1877.


Miss Sarah Bovee, Dist. No. 22, Floral.


Arkansas City Traveler, March 13, 1878.

At the late examination, the following teachers were present.

NEW SALEM. Miss Sarah Bovee, Mrs. Ida Brown.

Winfield Courier, April 18, 1878.

As an evidence of the prosperity of our public schools we offer the following: Miss Emma Burden, Lazette; Misses Alice and Etta Johnson, Miss Sarah Bovee, New Salem; Miss Rosa Rounds, Tisdale; J. D. Hunt, Miss Ella Hunt, Henrietta King, Pleasant Valley; Risdon Gilstrap and Miss Emma Gilstrap, Silverdale, are enrolled among the pupils in the high school.

Winfield Courier, July 18, 1878.

The Normal Institute.

The Normal Institute opened with the following teachers in attendance.

Professor John B. Holbrook, conductor.

Professor George W. Robinson, instructor.

Superintendent R. C. Story, instructor.

From New Salem: Alice Johnson, Ella E. Davis, Sarah Bovee.

Winfield Courier, October 10, 1878. Back Page.


District No. 39, New Salem, Sarah Bovee.

Winfield Courier, January 30, 1879.

Teachers' Directory.

Connected with New Salem. Sarah Bovee, District No.39.

Winfield Courier, February 13, 1879.

Misses Nellie Aldrich, Sarah Bovee, Mattie Minnihan, Estella Crook, Annie Hudson, Hattie McKinley, Electa Strong, Lyda Strong, Mrs. I. E. Brown, Ed. S. Smith, J. S. Baker, A. E. Hon, L. McKinley, and Mrs. S. E. Litton were at the teachers' examination held in this city on the first of this month.



Winfield Courier, June 26, 1879.

Farmers in this locality are in fine spirits. They are looking forward to the day not far distant when they will market their crops at Wichita prices in our vicinity, as the L., L. & G. has made its survey down Coda creek and we are sure to get a depot at New Salem, and with as good a country as will surround a town here, the day will not be far distant when New Salem will be seen a flourishing city with her thoroughfare, her parks, and her church spires towering toward the heavens, and the sound of her bells will arouse and call us up to the house of God on the Sabbath.

We think Mr. D. Bovee, Joe. McMillen, and Mr. Hoyland have three of as fine farms as there are in Cowley county. New Salem is a pleasant place to live. There is good society, the Sabbath day is kept, we have two religious societies, Presbyterian and Methodist, with services twice a day, a good Sabbath school, and plenty of enjoyment for young folks, such as croquet, socials, and occasionally they trip the light fantastic too to the music of a 4 stringed instrument. This was the pastime a few evenings ago as our friend J. J. had just completed his fine residence, a few of his friends concluded to give him the benefit of a house warming, and while J. R. McCoy and D. W. P swung the bow, the young folks tripped the light fantastic.

Quite a number in this vicinity will spend their 4th at the city of Winfield, notwithstanding they are under some obligation to go to Floral on that day.


Winfield Courier, August 14, 1879.

The Normal is now in fair running order, and the teachers are getting down to hard, solid work. Profs. Wheeler, Story, and Trimble, with their corps of assistants, are working like beavers, and there is a united feeling among teachers and pupils to make the time count. The teachers in attendance number 117, and seem as intelligent and as capable of training the young ideas as can be found anywhere.

Below we append a corrected list of those in attendance.

Lorenzo Harris, S. P. Bailey, C. W. Crank, Sarah Bovee, Lou A. Bedell, T. B. Hall, Mina C. Johnson, Mollie L. Rouzee, C. L. Swarts, Martha Thompson, Mary Buck, John L. Ward, John W. Jones, W. E. Ketcham, Squire Humble, C. C. Overman, R. B. Overman, P. S. Martin, Carrie Morris, Mattie L. West, R. S. White, Jonathan Hunt, Henrietta King, Florence Wood, Effie Randall, Jerry Adams, Ella E. Davis, Mattie E. Minnihan, Allie Wheeler, A. B. Taylor, Ray E. Newman, John Bower, Adam L. Weber, R. A. O'Neil, John C. Rowland, Jennie Davy, Rosa Frederick, Flora Ware, Mattie Mitchell, J. J. Harden, Jennie R. Lowry, Mary Cochran, Alice Bullock, Maggie Stansbury, Ella Hittle, George Wright, Cinna May Patten, Mrs. J. E. Brown, Electa Strong, Mary Tucker, Mrs. E. T. Trimble, A. Limerick, E. A. Millard, E. I. Johnson, R. B. Corson, Celina Bliss, Fannie Pontious, Ella A. Kirkpatrick, Ella Kelly, Mrs. S. Hollingsworth, Lizzie Landis, Fannie McKinlay, Mrs. L. M. Theaker, Mary S. Theaker, Alice Pyburn, L. C. Brown, T. J. Floyd, Alvin E. Hon, Nettie D. Handy, Alfred Cochran, J. P. Hosmer, Floretta Shields, Ella Akers, Ella Sandford, Lusetta Pyburn, Mrs. Southard, Allie Klingman, Amy Robertson, Annie Hunt, Sarah Hodges, H. G. Blount, Grant Stafford, Risdon Gilstrap, James Lorton, James E. Perisho, Nannie M. McGee, Ella Z. Stuart, Anna O. Wright, T. J. Rude, Nellie R. Waggin, Alice E. Dickie, Inez L. Patten, Ella Freeland, Sarah E. Davis, Mollie Davis, Mattie Walters, Nannie Andrew, Albertine Maxwell, Ella Grimes, H. C. Holcomb, Hattie Warnock, D. S. Armstrong, S. A. Smith, J. F. Hess, Tirzie B. Marshall, C. Hutchins, Arvilla Elliot, Ella Bosley, L. McKinley, James Warren, A. J. Denton, Fannie Skinner, Hattie McKinley, Estella Cronk, Jessie Sankey, Anna Bartlett, Anna L. Norton.



Winfield Courier, February 26, 1880.

The oyster supper gotten up by Dr. Knickerbocker, Mr. Casper, Thursk, and others, was an enjoyable affair. At the close of the meeting a handsome cake, made by Mrs. Rachel C. Harlow, was given to the best looking girl present. After an hour's earnest contest, the vote stood: Miss Hattie McKinley, 73; Miss Julia Bovee, 56; Miss Emma Williams, 65. Miss McKinley got the cake. The contest brought in $9.80 for the cake.



Winfield Courier, June 10, 1880.

Dr. Knickerbocker was called to set the broken arm of Willie Bovee, and was seen returning with a smiling countenance and a beautiful rose in the button-hole of his coat.

"Sadie Bovee"...could be Sarah Bovee.


Winfield Courier, May 5, 1881.

New Salem is situated ten miles northeast of Winfield on the K. C., L. & S. railroad, and consists of two grocery stores, a post-office, blacksmith shop, and several dwellings. There is a splendid opening for a store of general merchandise.

Miss Sadie Bovee is at home from a visit to Arkansas City.


Winfield Courier, June 23, 1881.

We know not what a day or an hour may bring forth. To our neighbors at Floral, grief, pain, destruction, and loss all came with one fierce gale. Into their quiet Sabbath rest the demon of destruction came, blighting their hopes, ruining their worldly prospects, and throwing them, without a moment's warning, homeless and houseless onto the wind swept prairies bestrewn with debris from their former houses. Our hearts are truly sad at the fate of others.

Miss Sarah Bovee is in town at present.

Mrs. Beach and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Davis, and Miss Davis visited at Bovees and Hoylands last week.


Winfield Courier, August 11, 1881.

Miss Julia Bovee lately visited friends on Posey creek.


Winfield Courier, September 8, 1881.

Mrs. Bovee has gone to New York to visit her girlhood home.


Winfield Courier, September 29, 1881.

Mr. Bovee watches the mails closely since the departure of his better half.


Winfield Courier, November 3, 1881.

Mr. Bovee will surely get fat if potatoes will have any effect on the physical organs, for he has one hundred bushels of the excellent tubers.


Winfield Courier, November 17, 1881.

Mrs. Bovee has returned from New York to her home and friends; and absence certainly makes ones presence appreciated when they come home.


Winfield Courier, December 29, 1881.

Mrs. Bovee has been quite indisposed for several weeks.


Winfield Courier, January 12, 1882.

The Misses Bovee celebrated New Years on Monday eve by entertaining quite a number of friends and serving tea in an agreeable manner.


Winfield Courier, January 26, 1882.

Our artists in the dressmaking art, Mrs. Pixley and Mrs. Bovee, never seem short of work, but have orders from Winfield almost continually, beside their Salem patronage.

Winfield Courier, February 9, 1882. Front Page.

Tin Wedding.

One of the most complete and successful surprises that ever occurred in this vicinity took place at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Douglass on the evening of January 25th, it being their tenth wedding anniversary, and their friends gave them a surprise tin wedding. About seven o'clock in the evening, as Mr. Douglass and lady were entertaining a friend, and discussing the events of ten years ago, their home was surprised and taken by a company of twenty-two of their friends, and the bride and groom of ten years made prisoners in their own castle, and after the usual greetings, and the company had become seated, several packages were deposited on the center-table, and Mrs. Theodore Pixley addressed the bride and groom elect for the evening. Mr. and Mrs. Douglass then stepped forward; and for the first time began to realize the object of the meeting, when Mrs. Pixley delivered her short address and presented the packages. Mr. Douglass thanked their friends for so kindly remembering them on their tenth wedding anniversary. Prof. Hall then gave a toast on tin weddings, and Mrs. Pixley presented Mr. and Mrs. Douglass with a letter from friends in Illinois, which divulged the fact that a portion of the presents were from friends far away, and that they had taken an active part in this surprise through the instrumentality of Mrs. Bovee, and had sent a share of the presents that were then shining so brightly in the lamp light by her. The company after enjoying themselves for a couple of hours at games and different kinds of amusements, were invited by the ladies to take tea and cake, and their baskets were brought forth well filled, and the host and hostess were invited to sip with them. After supper the company dispersed, wishing the bride and groom of ten years many returns of their wedding anniversary. The following are the names of parties giving, and a list of the presents.

The following presents were received from New Salem friends.

Mr. and Mrs. D. Bovee, bridal wreath.

Miss Sarah Bovee, tin cup and tin comb.

Miss Julia Bovee, wash pan.


Winfield Courier, February 9, 1882.

Mr. Pixley and Frank, accompanied by Miss Julia Bovee, visited friends on Grouse last week. Mr. Franklin and Ed. visited relatives here this week. Mr. Gardner has a number of relatives or friends lately come to Kansas, and we learn they intend to make this their home. One family is living for the present in Mr. Miller's house, another on Mr. Brooks' farm. Some are stopping with Mr. Gardner.


Winfield Courier, March 23, 1882.

The Misses Bovee have bought an organ. I, for one, congratulate them, for music is a link that binds or draws us to heaven.

Winfield Courier, April 6, 1882.

As Mrs. Bovee of Tisdale Township was walking along the street Tuesday, she slipped on one of the crossings and fell, wrenching one of her limbs severely. She was taken up and carried into Ed. Weitzel's house. The injuries were not serious and we hope Mrs. Bovee will soon recover.

Cowley County Courant, April 6, 1882.

Mrs. Daniel Bovee, who lives near New Salem, stepped off the pavement in front of Doane's coal office Tuesday morning and broke her leg. Dr. Emerson was called, and after the limb was set, the lady was taken out home.

Cowley County Courant, April 20, 1882.

Mrs. Bovee, the lady who broke her leg by stepping off the sidewalk on election day, was taken to Johnny Swain's house instead of to her home in the country, as we stated. She has had the best of care and we understand is getting along nicely.


Winfield Courier, April 20, 1882.

The Misses Julia Bovee and Nannie Jackson visited their former teacher, Mr. Floyd, and wife, of Burden, last week. The old horse that don't get tired took them, and they enjoyed their short trip on the train and the visit immensely.

Mrs. Bovee, while in town, made a misstep and broke one of the bones in the lower part of her limb. She was taken to Mrs. Swain's and Dr. Emerson carefully set the broken bone, and her daughter, Miss Julia, tenderly cares for the poor afflicted mother, while Miss Sarah stays in the home nest and ministers to the physical wants of those at home.

Winfield Courier, April 27, 1882.

Tribute of Respect.

DIED. At a meeting of the ladies of the New Salem vicinity and Sabbath school on Sunday, April 23rd, 1882, the following preamble and resolutions on the death of Mrs. Hannah Nichols were unanimously adopted.

WHEREAS, God has seen fit in his all-wise providence to remove from our midst by death, our beloved sister, Mrs. Nichols, we, her sisters, mourn her loss, not only in our social circle but mostly in our Sabbath school, where she has been one of our most earnest and zealous co-laborers; and by her death her husband has lost a loving wife; the family an indulgent and affectionate mother; the community a good neighbor and an earnest and zealous Christian woman.

RESOLVED, That we, her sisters, benefit ourselves by the example she set us while here on earth by her Godly walk and conversation.

RESOLVED, That we, her sisters, give a mother's care and counsel, as best we can, to her daughters, Misses Ella and Clara, and that we tender our deepest sympathy to the afflicted father and daughters, etc. MRS. W. C. DOUGLASS, President.



Winfield Courier, May 11, 1882.

Mrs. Bovee is home, but is very weak. We trust she will soon be able to walk again.


Winfield Courier, May 18, 1882.

Mrs. Bovee is improving slowly. But if energy and ambition, which are very commendable, help one to recover rapidly, she will soon be walking again. Mr. Bovee is getting ready to field his broom corn.


Winfield Courier, June 15, 1882.

Sarah Bovee and her little brother, Willis, were afflicted with scarlet rash, but in a mild form, and they are now almost in usual health. Mrs. Shields is mending slowly. Mrs. Martin has been badly afflicted with rheumatism during the rains, but is some better.


Cowley County Courant, June 29, 1882.

Mr. Editor of COURANT. Permit us through the medium of your paper to return thanks to the many friends who gave us so pleasant a surprise last Friday evening, and for the many beautiful presents they left as souvenirs of our twenty-fifth wedding anniversary.



Winfield Courier, June 29, 1882.

Mr. Bovee is the possessor of a nice new buggy.

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