DR. GEORGE BLACK.
Kansas 1875 Census, Winfield Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name age sex color Place/birth Where from
George Black 47 m w Ohio Iowa
L. Jane Black 37 f w Pennsylvania Iowa
George M. Black 7 m w Iowa Iowa
Winfield 1880: Geo. Black, 53; spouse, Louisa, 43.
Winfield Directory 1880.
Black, George, physician, r. Millington, s. w. cor 11th.
Black, G. M., student, r. G. Black, M. D.
Hamilton, L. S., R R contractor, r. G. Black, M. D.
FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
Winfield Courier, Thursday, May 15, 1873.
Dr. Black, hailing from Des Moines, Iowa, publishes his professional card in this issue.
AD: DR. BLACK (late of Des Moines, Iowa), PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Office in Jackson’s Building.
Special attention given to all female diseases.
Winfield Courier, Friday, December 19, 1873.
The following ladies and gentlemen were appointed as committees to make preparation for the Oyster supper to be given by the Ladies Aid Society of the Presbyterian church on New Year’s eve.
COMMITTEE ON MUSIC. Mrs. Roberts, Miss Leffingwell, Mr. John Swain.
COMMITTEE ON OYSTERS, ETC. Mr. F. Williams, Dr. Egbert.
COMMITTEE ON TABLES, STOVE, AND LIGHTS. Mr. O. F. Boyle, H. Silver, Mr. Saint, Mr. Baldwin.
COMMITTEE ON COOKING OYSTERS. Mrs. Dr. Black, Mr. S. Darrah, Mrs. Curns.
COMMITTEE ON COFFEE. Mrs. Hane, Mrs. McMillen, Mrs. F. Williams.
COMMITTEE ON DISHES, ETC. Mrs. Houston, Mrs. Darrah, Mr. Maris, W. Doty.
COMMITTEE ON TICKETS. Dr. Black, Mr. J. F. Paul.
Unknown who this “Black” might be...
Winfield Courier, January 9, 1874.
Last Friday Mr. Titus dug his potatoes on the Black farm near town and they turned out in good condition.
[COWLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS.]
Winfield Courier, January 16, 1874.
The new Board of County Commissioners met in the clerk’s office.
Present: R. F. Burden, M. S. Roseberry, John Manley, who had been duly elected and qualified.
Bill of G. Black was presented for medical services rendered pauper, and laid over for further information.
[COWLEY COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY.]
Winfield Courier, February 20, 1874.
The Cowley County Medical Society met at the City Council Room in Winfield on Wednesday, Feb. 12th, 1874, according to adjournment. Present: Drs. Mansfield, Wagner, Cram, Andrews, Black, Graham, and Peyton. Dr. Mansfield presiding. The Secretary being absent, Dr. Peyton was appointed to fill the vacancy, pro tem.
The minutes of the previous meeting were then read and approved, after which Dr. Wagner moved for a permanent and immediate organization, to be termed “The Cowley County Medical Society.” Motion carried.
Society then proceeded to the election of officers, which resulted as follows: Dr. W. Q. Mansfield, President; Dr. Wagner, Vice President; Dr. D. N. Egbert, Secretary; Dr. T. G. Peyton, Assistant Secretary; Dr. W. G. Graham, Treasurer. Upon motion, Dr. Hughes of Arkansas City and Drs. Cram, Andrews, Black, and Mansfield, of Winfield, were elected Censors for the society for one year. President Mansfield then appointed Drs. Wagner, Graham, and Peyton as the committee to draft a Constitution and By-laws to be acted upon at the next meeting of the society. By vote of the society, the Secretary was instructed to furnish each of the County papers with a copy of the minutes of this meeting.
There being no further business to transact, the society adjourned to meet at this place in two weeks (Wednesday, Feb. 25th, 1874) at 2 o’clock p.m. All physicians are requested to be present. T. G. PEYTON, Assistant Secretary.
[COWLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS.]
Winfield Courier, April 24, 1874.
G. Black, medical service: $25.00.
Winfield Courier, June 5, 1874.
A little child of Mr. Jeffries, living in the south end of town, had one of its eyes badly injured by having a sharp pointed knife run between the eye and the socket, very nearly to the base of the brain. Dr. Black, who dressed the wound, has hopes that the sight may be preserved.
Winfield Courier, October 15, 1874.
Dr. Black performed a very delicate and one of the most intricate anatomical operations in surgery, in dissecting from the neck of John Essick a tumor closely connected with the right carotid artery, one week ago last Sunday morning.
Winfield Courier, October 22, 1874.
Dr. Black seems to be taking the lead just now in the surgery business. A few weeks ago he opened what is known as a “lumber” abscess, over the region of the kidneys, on the person of Irving Randall, and again last week he performed another nice operation for the son of Andrew Dawson—an abscess over the jugular vein. Dr. Black’s operations are neat and give entire satisfaction.
[WINFIELD LADIES AID SOCIETY.]
Winfield Courier, December 3, 1874.
A large meeting of ladies was held at the residence of Mr. C. A. Bliss today to organize a society for the relief of the poor. Mrs. Huston presided and Mrs. Rigby acted as secretary. The society was permanently organized with Mrs. C. A. Bliss as President and Mrs. N. L. Rigby, Secretary. They called it the “Winfield Ladies Aid Society.”
The city was divided into four wards, thus, all the territory lying east of Main street and south of 9th Avenue, to constitute the 1st ward; East of Main street and north of 9th Avenue, the 2nd; west of Main street and north of 9th Avenue, the 3rd; and the remainder, the 4th ward. Committees to solicit aid, and hunt up the needy, were appointed as follows: for the first ward, Mrs. Dever, Mrs. Ferguson, Mrs. Platter, and Mrs. Robinson. For the second: Mrs. McClelland, Mrs. McMasters, and Mrs. McRaw. For the third, Mrs. Mansfield, Mrs. Kelly, and Mrs. Mullen. For the fourth, Mrs. Dr. Black, Mrs. Williams, and Mrs. Flint. The Society meets every Friday afternoon, at the house of Mr. Bliss.
The following “Black” children were probably those of Dr. Black...
Winfield Courier, February 4, 1875.
A report was given relative to pupils attending grammar and intermediate departments of Winfield schools by W. C. Robinson. “The efficiency of our schools is much hindered by tardiness and irregular attendance. Parents will oblige us by aiding in overcoming this difficulty.” Students in different departments were listed.
Intermediate Department. Georgie Black. Ida Black.
[Note: Ida Black was no related to Dr. Black family. George appears as only child.]
[DISPOSITION OF DISTRICT COURT CASES.]
Winfield Courier, March 25, 1875.
Disposition of cases in the District Court up to Wednesday night.
477. John F. Graham, vs. Geo. Black, et al, judgment for plaintiff.
Winfield Courier, January 6, 1876.
Our “Courier” Patrons.
BLACK, DR. GEO., is a graduate of the Cincinnati, Ohio, Medical College. Is an old and reliable practitioner and has his share of the practice here.
Winfield Courier, February 17, 1876.
Dr. Black, of this place, has an overcoat that is made of material which is over two hundred years old. At least two centuries ago it was a bed-coverlet. It is a peculiarly woven fabric and resembles lamb’s fleece.
Winfield Courier, February 24, 1876.
Dr. Black is putting in a cellar preparatory to building a neat residence this spring.
Winfield Courier, May 11, 1876.
DIED. We are pained to chronicle the death of a little child of our estimable fellow citizen, John Easton. The child was playing near a wagon from which the driver was unloading wood at the residence of Mr. Kinne. The driver, unconscious that the child was near, started the team and a wheel passed over its little body. It got up, walked home, a distance of a square, and told its mother that it was sick and wanted to go to bed. She asked it where it was hurt. Putting its hand on its chest, it said: “The wagon hurt me here.” These were the last words it uttered. It died in its mother’s arms the same instant. Dr. Black was called in, but the child was then beyond human surgery. He thinks the main artery leading to the heart was broken. Many friends express sorrow at the accident and sympathize with the grief stricken parents.
Winfield Courier, May 18, 1876.
Dr. Black is building a commodious residence.
Winfield Courier, August 31, 1876.
The social last Friday night, at the residence of Dr. Black, was, we understand, a very enjoyable affair. Mr. Black and his accomplished lady, assisted by Rev. Croco, did the honors.
Winfield Courier, June 14, 1877.
The Closing Exercises of the Winfield public schools came off Friday afternoon of last week under the direction of Geo. W. Robinson, principal. The four schools united in giving an entertainment in the Courthouse hall. These exercises consisted of songs, declamations, essays, dialogues, and a paper. Jay Bryan, in a well delivered declamation, told us why a dog’s nose is always cold, and Samuel Aldrich rendered the “Wedding of Whitinsville” quite well. Three little girls, Ada Rushbridge, Minnie Andrews, and Nellie Plank gave a dialogue teaching the true source of pleasure, and Minnie Quarles and Anna Hunt illustrated the difference between the “good old times” and the present degenerate age. Frank Robinson came to the rescue of the much-abused grandmothers, while George Black advised us to “smile” whenever we can. Berkey Bartlett gave a good rendition of “The Sculptor Boy,” and Johnny Howland told us how well we look “sitting around.”
The essays by Misses Robertson, Nawman, and Winslow, were well read, and showed that this important branch of education has not been neglected by our teachers.
Winfield Courier, June 21, 1877.
Dr. Black’s residence lots on the corner of Millington St. and 11th Avenue have been enclosed and adorned with handsome shade trees. The Dr. has also improved his residence by adding to it lightning rods and weather gauges.
Winfield Courier, June 28, 1877.
At the party on last Tuesday evening, at Dr. Black’s, a coal oil lamp was accidentally knocked from a table and broken, the oil of which caught on fire. The fire was extinguished before any serious damage was done.
[BELLES OF THE KITCHEN.]
Winfield Courier, June 28, 1877.
As usual, on last Tuesday evening the Belles of the Kitchen met at the residence of Dr. Black. After being in attendance about an hour and attending to the usual routine of business, the members proceeded to have a general good time. The room which they occupied being small, their hostess suggested opening the folding doors, which would give them free access to two rooms.
The doors were immediately thrown open, and the Belles were surprised, startled, almost frightened upon beholding, seated upon chairs and sofas and standing in the corners, about a dozen young men, who had been invited the day previous, by Miss Emma Saint, one of the members of the club, for the purpose of converting into a social the society meeting, of which the constitution and by-laws altogether exclude the presence of young gentlemen. The ladies soon became reconciled however, and a general good time ensued. At half past nine o’clock refreshments were passed, which consisted of ice cream, lemonade, cakes, and candies in abundance. After partaking freely of the refreshments and another hour spent in enjoyment, the party dispersed. Though it was a willful violation of the constitution and by-laws of the B. O. T. K. club, each and every lady was escorted to their homes by a young gentleman.
[COWLEY COUNTY COMMISSIONERS.]
Winfield Courier, July 12, 1877.
Juror Fee. Dr. Geo. Black, $1.00.
Winfield Courier, September 20, 1877.
G. BLACK, M. D., Physician and Surgeon.
Office and residence, corner of Eleventh and Millington streets, Winfield, Kansas.
Winfield Courier, December 20, 1877.
M. E. SUNDAY SCHOOL. The M. E. Sunday school expect their “ship to come in” Christmas Eve. She will anchor at northeast corner of the M. E. Church. It is said that she will be well laden with beautiful and costly gifts for the children. The seats in front of the landing place will all be free and will no doubt be well filled with happy children expecting an interest in the cargo. The ship will be manned by W. O. Johnson, Joseph Porter, Charles Dever, Frank Robinson, Alvah Graham, Willie Lappin, and Geo. Black, sailors. All expecting friends or gifts on the ship are expected to be at the landing.
S. S. COMMITTEE.
Winfield Courier, April 18, 1878.
George Black, a boy about ten years old, a son of Dr. Black, in playing with other boys of the school last Wednesday, got his arm broken near the elbow.
Winfield Courier, May 16, 1878.
Some three weeks ago Mr. Lilburn Smith, of Harvey Township, accidentally cut his left hand with a knife, the blade cutting the arch of the arteries, cutting it to the palm of the hand. The bleeding was stopped at the time and it was supposed that the cut had healed. On Wednesday night, however, the wound began to bleed, compelling Mr. Smith to come to Winfield for treatment. On Friday, in Dr. Emerson’s office, Dr. Mendenhall, assisted by Drs. Black and Mansfield, opened the forearm in two places taking out the arteries and tying them. The operation was a severe and a delicate one. At this time the patient seems as well as could be expected. He is at A. A. Jackson’s.
Winfield Courier, June 13, 1878.
We are pleased to hear that Prof. George W. Robinson is practicing medicine in Dr. Black’s absence. George is a young man of good promise, and we believe he is engaged in a way that will soon bring him into public notice.
Winfield Courier, November 14, 1878.
DRS. BLACK & EMERSON, PHYSICIANS, SURGEONS AND OBSTETRICIANS,
will attend to calls promptly in city or country. Particular attention given to Surgery and Diseases of Women and Children. Microscopy and chemical analysis a specialty. Office in McCommon & Harter’s drug store, upstairs.
Winfield Courier, November 28, 1878.
Dissolution of Partnership. The partnership heretofore existing under the firm name of Drs. Black & Emerson has this day been dissolved by mutual consent.
The accounts of the firm have been left in the hands of O. M. Seward for Collection.
G. BLACK, GEORGE EMERSON. Winfield, Nov. 22, 1878.
Winfield Courier, December 12, 1878.
MANNING’S OPERA HOUSE. Opening Benefit.
The citizens of Winfield and vicinity purpose giving an entertainment benefit on Tuesday evening, December 17, 1878, at Manning’s Opera House, to show their appreciation of the enterprise of a citizen who has erected a magnificent hall in our city.
COMMITTEE ON REFRESHMENTS: A. A. JACKSON, MRS. DR. BLACK, MISS MARY STEWART, FRANK WILLIAMS, MRS. JAMES KELLY, MRS. J. C. FULLER, MRS. T. A. WILKINSON.
Winfield Courier, January 2, 1879.
BLACK, DR. G., is one of the most reliable physicians and surgeons in the state; and in this very healthy climate, he has a very large practice. Everyone seems to believe in Dr. Black.
Winfield Courier, May 22, 1879.
The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Platter planned and executed a neat little surprise on last Monday evening, the occasion being the ninth anniversary of their marriage. The party met at the residence of Mrs. Dr. Black and proceeded en masse to the residence of Rev. Mr. Platter, where, it is needless to say, the company were made to feel entirely at home.
[DANIEL THOMPSON KILLED BY A DERRICK.]
Winfield Courier, September 4, 1879.
Last Friday, one Daniel Thompson, a young man who had been working in the railroad quarry, near Dunn’s, was killed by the mast of the derrick falling on him. The derrick had been put up with guy ropes fastened to piles of stone, and while hoisting a very large stone, one of the ropes gave way, the mast falling and striking the young man on the head, cutting a terrible gash in his skull. A few minutes before the mast fell, as the large stone swung clear of the ground, he made the remark that he would “like to get on that stone and ride right up to heaven,” when one of his comrades said, “Well, get on,” and as he made a step forward as if to get on the stone, the derrick fell, crushing him beneath it. Drs. Ricketts and Black were called, but nothing could be done, and after twelve hours of intense suffering, he died. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Cairns, at the Methodist church, on Saturday afternoon.
[NEW YEAR RECEPTIONS.]
Winfield Courier, January 1, 1880.
Mrs. Brown, on Elm Row, assisted by Mrs. Dr. Black and Mrs. E. P. Hickok.
Winfield Courier, February 26, 1880.
We would like to speak of each and every one of the characters in the “Spy” could we spare the space, as all deserve mention. Leland J. Webb as “Albert Morton,” D. L. Kretsinger as “Charles Morton,” Burt Covert as “Uncle Tom,” George Buckman as “Farmer Morton,” Master George Black as “Little Willie,” and J. E. Conklin as “Col. Orr,” deserve special mention. Miss Florence Beeney as “Mrs. Morton” did splendidly; Miss Emma Himeback as “Nelly,” was a general favorite; and Miss Jennie Hane, as “Mrs. Anna Morton” looked the perfect picture of a brave and loyal farmer’s wife.
Winfield Courier, June 10, 1880.
The Winfield public school closed last Friday, and commencement exercises were held in Manning’s hall Friday evening. The valedictory address by McClellan Klingman was very fine, and the original oration of James Lorton is spoken of in the highest terms. The following was the order of exercises.
Prayer. Music. Original Oration, Jas. Lorton, “Improvements of Time.” Recitation, Lou Morris, “All the World.” Declamation, George Black, “Allow for the Crawl.” Recitation, Hattie Andrews, “We Measured the Baby.”
Music. Essay, Rosa Frederick, “Life of Cowper.” Recitation, Cora Shreves, “My Good Old-Fashioned Mother.” Declamation, Charles Beck, “Pyramids not all Egyptian.” Recitation, Sarah Hudson, “Thoughts During Church Service.”
Music. Original Oration, Lee C. Brown, “Wards of the Government.” Recitation, Leota Gary, “The Minister’s Door-Bell.” Recitation, Rose Rounds, “After the Battle.” Valedictory Address, McClellan Klingman.
Music. Address, R. C. Story. Presentation of Diplomas.
Messrs. McClellan Klingman and James Lorton were the graduates for 1880.
The hall was tastefully arranged and a large audience present. Through the efforts of Prof. Trimble, our schools have reached a remarkable degree of efficiency, and with more room, more teachers, and Prof. Trimble as principal, Winfield will be the equal in educational facilities of any city in Southern Kansas.
Winfield Courier, June 24, 1880.
Samuel M. Martin and wife, from Jacksonville, Illinois, have been visiting Mrs. M. L. Robinson, in this city. They come from a very fine city and now in making a comparison, he says that Jacksonville has not much to boast of over Winfield. He has property interests in this county, which he has been looking after. Yesterday he joined a party composed of his wife, M. L. Robinson and wife, M. L. Read and wife, S. H. Myton and family, Dr. Black and Dr. Wright for an extended trip through Mexico and Colorado. It will be a splendid trip full of recreation and fun. Wish we could go with them.
[PHYSICIANS WHO HAVE FILED THEIR CERTIFICATES.]
Winfield Courier, August 26, 1880.
Upon Examination of the county records we elicit the starling information that only thirty-two physicians have filed their certificates with the county clerk as required by law. Here they are.
Danl. E. Anderson, A. C. Barr, George Black, D. W. Cole, Jas. A. Chapman, F. M. Cooper, D. Cunningham, Judson A. Chapel, W. R. Davis, P. K. Dobyns, Geo. Emerson, W. G. Graham, Jas. P. Graham, Jas. A. Griffith, J. J. Harden, C. G. Holland, Geo. M. Hawkins, Jno. B. McDill, W. S. Mendenhall, M. E. Munger, A. G. Mudgett, Jas. H. Pleasants, J. W. P. Rothrock, J. W. Wright, H. B. Rude, Robert H. Reed, Jas. T. Shepard, W. M. Schofield, S. C. Tomlinson, Jas. Vawter, Sylvester Wilkins, J. J. Wolf, Wm. T. Wright, Geo. P. Wagner, Homer & Wells.
Thirty-five names were listed for doctors: not thirty-two.
Winfield Courier, December 30, 1880.
With the earliest settlers of Winfield, came Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Millington, since which time their hospitable home has been a favorite with our society people.
At their reception last evening an unusually happy and enjoyable time was had. Mr. and Mrs. Millington, assisted by their daughters, Misses Kate and Jessie, were truly at home in the manner and method of receiving their friends, with a smile and a pleasant word for all. No wonder the hours passed so quickly by. All restraint and formality was laid aside for an evening of genuine good feeling and pleasure.
Among those present were Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bliss, Mr. and Mrs. N. L. Rigby, Mr. and Mrs. McDonald, Mr. and Mrs. Hackney, Mr. and Mrs. Spotswood, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Baird, Mr. and Mrs. Bedilion, Mr. and Mrs. Moffitt, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fuller, Mr. and Mrs. McMullen, Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. H. Brown, Dr. and Mrs. Black, Mr. and Mrs. Hickok, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Pryor, Mr. and Mrs. Troup, Mr. and Mrs. Scovill, Mr. and Mrs. Lundy, Mr. and Mrs. Lemmon, Dr. and Mrs. Emerson, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Short, Mr. and Mrs. Kretsinger, Mr. and Mrs. Shreves, Mr. and Mrs. Roberts, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Millington, Mrs. Huston, Miss McCommon, Wirt W. Walton, and J. R. Conklin.
Refreshments were served to the satisfaction and praise of all, and not until a late hour came the “good nights” and the departure of friends for their homes, each of whom will not soon forget the pleasant evening with Mr. and Mrs. Millington. Daily Telegram.
[FRANK MANNY’S LETTER: PROHIBITION IN KANSAS.]
Winfield Courier, May 5, 1881.
Here is the famous Manny letter.
“WINFIELD, KANS., April 1st, 1881. Herewith I send you a car load of barley, which please sell for me and remit proceeds after deducting all expenses. I have tried my best to dispose of it in our neighboring towns, but have not succeeded. I have invested $20,000 in my brewery, and I do not believe I could get $500 for it now on account of the prohibition law. I have over $1,000 worth of beer in my vaults and am not allowed to sell a drop. My barley and malt cost me 95 cents a bushel, but I cannot get 50 cents for it now. You have no idea how our people are upset by the new law. A year ago our town was prospering, not a house or store to be had, and now you will find from 100 to 150 houses vacated. Stores that brought $50 a month rent are empty. The state of affairs is such that even our prohibition people are getting scared and regret what they have done. If you should find anything for me there, please let me know. FRANK MANNY.”
Below are statements of businessmen and leading citizens of this city and county.
GEO. BLACK, M. D. My practice is not as good as it was last year because nobody is sick. It has really been healthy for the last two years. This is a healthy country. There is no malaria here and nothing to make it unhealthy. Cannot tell as yet what effect prohibition has or will have on the general health, but of course it will be favorable. I think I shall follow the advice of the Medical Association, which meets in Wichita soon, with regard to qualifying for and prescribing liquors for medicine.
Cowley County Courant, January 5, 1882.
In the Probate Court, claim of Dr. G. Black for $37.75, filed against the estate of Henry Shaver, deceased, allowed for $11.25. Sale bill filed in the estate of Sarah D. Johnson, deceased.
Winfield Courier, January 12, 1882.
M. L. Robinson and Dr. G. Black left Tuesday afternoon for Robinson, New Mexico. Mrs. Robinson accompanied them as far as Newton, on her way to Kansas City. Mrs. Robinson will also visit Iowa before her return.
Winfield Courier, February 2, 1882.
George M. Black and Charlie S. Dever entertained a large party of young folks on last Friday night at Mrs. Dr. Black’s. They stayed up late as they dared and went home with happy hearts, wishing for another such an evening.
Winfield Courier, February 16, 1882.
A Field Day. Monday was a field day for local news. A horse ran away with a girl. Hilary Holtby was adjudged insane. Town full of notables. Lots of land buyers. Taylor farm in Vernon sold for $4,000, offered for $3,000 a year ago. Mrs. Dr. Black offered $2,000 for her residence and wouldn’t take it. Churches putting stone sidewalks around their buildings. Other matters of interest in regard to Sunday services. Return of Prof. Trimble from Topeka. W. R. McDonald bought Jochems’s residence. Bisbee traded his house for a farm. Hackney & McDonald sold Keffer farm for $2,000. John Easton started a new blacksmith shop. Bobbitt, of Maple City, moved here and opened out a feed stable on East Ninth Avenue. The boys had a grand drunk on receipt of the news that a section of the liquor law was unconstitutional. Dr. Harrider of the Dunkard Mills in town looking up a lot on which to erect a large flour and feed store for the Dunkard Mills. Abe Steinberger returned from Howard. Bob Mitchell in town. J. W. Pugsley sold his residence to W. P. Gibson for $1,600. And there were various other matters of interest to readers.
Winfield Courier, February 16, 1882.
The Presbyterian Sewing Society will meet this Thursday afternoon with Mrs. Dr. Black.
Winfield Courier, February 16, 1882.
Mrs. Dr. Black will go to New Mexico as soon as the new hotel is finished at Robinson. She intends taking charge of the hotel and making her home there.
Winfield Courier, February 16, 1882.
Mrs. Dr. Black sold her residence in this city yesterday to John Keck for $2,000 spot cash.
Cowley County Courant, February 23, 1882.
Dr. George Black has sold his residence property to John Keck for $2,000.
Winfield Courier, March 2, 1882.
We understand that Frank Williams has sold out his hotel at Kansas City and will return to Winfield. Mrs. Williams is already here, a guest of Mrs. Dr. Black.
Winfield Courier, March 9, 1882.
A. D. Speed, of the firm of Speed & Schofield, has sold his interest in the livery stable to Mr. Keck, the gentleman who purchased Dr. Black’s residence. Mr. Speed will remain here and invest his money where it will pay him. We are glad to hear this for Mr. Speed is too lively a man to lose.
Winfield Courier, March 9, 1882.
George Black is the victim of a painful accident. A revolver which he was carrying in his hip pocket was accidentally discharged, the ball grazing his right leg and passing through his foot at the ankle bone. Geo. was preparing to go to New Mexico and of course purchased a revolver the first thing. We hope the remainder of his purchases will not terminate as disastrously.
Master George Black, son of Dr. Black???...
Cowley County Courant, March 9, 1882.
Master Geo. Black, Mr. Hovey’s clerk, was the subject of an unfortunate accident last week in which he was severely wounded by the accidental discharge of a pistol. He was going home and taking back a self-cocking revolver which he had taken to the store to show to a gentleman and which he carried in his hip pocket. When in front of Spotswood & Co.’s store, he put his hand in his pocket for something when the weapon was discharged, the ball entering the upper portion of the calf of his leg and running around to the front of the shin bone, where it was found by the physician. George was taken into Spotswood’s store and the wound, which is severe but only a flesh one, was carefully dressed by Dr. C. C. Green. We are sorry for George as the mishap will keep him in for some time, and wish him a speedy recovery.
Winfield Courier, March 23, 1882.
Mrs. Dr. Black and her son, George, left Tuesday for Robinson, New Mexico, their future home. Dr. and Mr. Black will take charge of the new hotel there.
Winfield Courier, April 13, 1882.
M. L. Robinson returned from New Mexico last week. He brings favorable news from all our folks there. Vinnie Beckett and Jim Hill will soon have their newspaper going. Dr. and Mrs. Black opened out the “Black Range Hotel” with a grand dinner last Saturday. They are well pleased with the location and the prospects. M. L. is as enthusiastic as ever over the prospects of the town, and if his energy can’t make it win, it is useless for anyone else to try.
Winfield Courier, February 22, 1883.
Echoes From the Past. We have before us bound files of the COURIER from the first copy, issued ten years ago. They contain an ever-varying panorama of the life and growth of Cowley and her people, of peculiar interest to the old residents, and replete with incidents and anecdotes of early life for the new-comers.
A little farther on we learn that “Dr. Geo. Black, hailing from Iowa, has settled among us.”
April 24, 1873, was the COURIER’s first experience in house-moving, and we are informed that “The COURIER office is now removed to the Old Log Store, and we are now in better shape than ever to entertain our friends.”
For many years the Old Log Store continued as the COURIER headquarters, and from it each week issued scathing articles on the “Post Office Ring” and the “Court House Ring,” and various and sundry other “rings,” which then, as now, tried to gobble up everything in sight.
Dr. Black was approximately 54 years of age when he moved to Robinson, New Mexico, with his family. I could not find any more information about this family after they moved there in 1882. MAW