H. H. CONSTANT.
Pleasant Valley Township and Arkansas City.
Data uncovered by RKW and printed in Volume I of “History of Cowley County, Kansas,” on page 182.
Constant. The town opened its first post office July 3, 1871, with Henry H. Constant as postmaster. The office was closed November 13, 1872. The town opened its second post office April 5, 1880, which remained open until March 31, 1894, when the town name was changed to Hackney.
FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
[MASS CONVENTION OF THE SUPPORTERS OF GREELEY AND BROWN.]
Winfield Messenger, September 6, 1872.
Meeting organized by the selection of R. B. Saffold for chairman, and A. Walton as secretary. Mr. Saffold made an interesting speech in favor of the Cincinnati Platform and the nominees; Mr. Jackson made a motion that a committee of five be appointed on organization, seconded and carried; also moved that a committee of five be appointed on resolutions; carried.
Recommended by T. A. Blanchard, Chairman, that a Central Committee be elected, consisting of two members from each township, and that they be requested to meet at Winfield, Saturday, the 9th day of September, 1872, for the purpose of organization of said Committee and apportioning to each township its number of delegates for a County Convention Sept. 18, named as the day for a Greeley Mass meeting at Winfield.
A. A. Jackson, Secretary.
CENTRAL COMMITTEE APPOINTED: DIFFERENT TOWNSHIPS.
PLEASANT VALLEY: H. H. CONSTANT, J. P. ECKLES.
Winfield Messenger, October 4, 1872.
There will be a joint discussion of the political questions of the day between the candidates on the Republican and Liberal County tickets, at the following times and places.
Pleasant Valley, at Constant’s, Friday, Oct. 25, 1 p.m.
[LIBERAL NOMINATING CONVENTION - WINFIELD.]
Winfield Messenger, Friday, October 11, 1872. Front Page.
Convention called to order by A. N. Deming, Chairman of Central Committee. Committee on organization was appointed and reported Judge McIntire as chairman and W. M. Allison as secretary. Committee on resolutions was appointed: Judge R. B. Saffold; C. P. Spaulding, H. H. Constant. Short speeches made by A. N. Deming, A. Walton, Mr. Chase, and others.
[COWLEY COUNTY GRANGE.]
Winfield Courier, February 13, 1874.
Pursuant to a call of Deputy J. H. Werden, the delegates from the different subordinate granges throughout the county met at the Courtroom in Winfield. The meeting being called to order by the worthy Deputy, proceeded to temporary organization by electing brother A. S. Williams temporary Chairman, and N. C. McCulloch Secretary pro tem. Whereupon the Master appointed the following committees.
On Constitution and By-laws: J. H. Werden, Jos. Stansberry, and Frank Cox.
Committee on Credentials: W. H. Grow, H. H. Martin, and A. Walck.
Committee on Resolutions: T. A. Blanchard, John Irwin, J. C. Vanorsdal, C. G. Handy, and A. T. Stewart.
Committee on Credentials declared the following members entitled to seats.
Pleasant Valley grange: Lucius Walton, E. Frederick, H. H. Constant.
Winfield Courier, February 20, 1874.
Resolution of Approval. The Pleasant Valley grange met at Holland’s Schoolhouse February 14th, 1874, and after transaction of other business pertaining to the order, the following resolution was read, and unanimously adopted, viz: Resolved, That this grange heartily indorses the action of the County Commissioners in appointing a committee to correct the errors in the County Clerk’s and Treasurer’s office, and that the Secretary present a copy of this resolution to the county papers with a request of publication.
H. H. CONSTANT, Master. ART C. HOLLAND, Secretary.
Winfield Courier, April 24, 1874.
Election Judge, H. H. Constant, $3.60.
[DIED: THOMAS CONSTANT, FATHER OF H. H. CONSTANT.]
Winfield Courier, October 2, 1874.
DIED. In Johnston County, Kansas, September 24th, 1874, Mr. Thomas Constant, aged 70 years. The deceased was the father of H. H. Constant, of Pleasant Valley Township, with whom he resided, and at the time of his death was on a visit to his friends in Johnston County. He leaves many friends here who will mourn his loss.
THE WINFIELD COURIER. CENTENNIAL ISSUE.
WINFIELD COURIER, THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 1876.
HISTORY AND STATISTICS OF TOWNSHIPS IN COWLEY COUNTY.
Pleasant Valley Township, organized June 27, 1871. Number of square miles: 36.
Population at present: 319. First Trustee: H. H. Constant.
The following Granges were organized by J. H. Werden, deputy.
Jan. 30, 1874, Pleasant Valley, H. H. Constant, master.
[DISTRICT COURT DOCKET.]
Winfield Courier, March 23, 1876.
CIVIL DOCKET. FOURTH DAY. W. R. Constant vs. H. H. Constant et al.
Note: H. H. Constant later moved to Arkansas City...
Arkansas City Directory 1893:
I. O. R. M.
HIAWATHA TRIBE No. 7.—Meets in I. O. O. F. hall, 105 South Summit Street, every Tuesday night.
W. S. Harned, Sachem; John Steinmeyer, C. of R.; H. H. Constant, K. of W.
Constant, H. H., propr., restaurant, 221 s Summit st., r 226 n E st.
Constant, H. H., n Summit st.