NOT SURE WHERE THIS FAMILY SHOULD APPEAR! MRS. HARTSOCK WAS THE SISTER OF C. R. AND J. I. MITCHELL....BOTH OF THEM WILL BE IN BOOK 1. THE EARLIEST ACCOUNT I CAN FIND OF D. B. HARTSOCK IS IN 1874 CRESWELL TOWNSHIP CENSUS, D. B. HARTSOCK, AGE 30, FEMALES M. C. HARTSOCK, AGE 24, AND ELIZABETH HARTSOCK, AGE 30.
SAME CENSUS SHOWS C. R. MITCHELL, AGE 30, J. I. MITCHELL, AGE 32.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 4, 1876.
A building is going up on Charley Sipes’ corner, to be used by Mrs. Hartsock as a millinery store. It is a good location.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 22, 1876.
Save Money by buying your millinery at Mrs. Hartsock’s new store, corner of Central Avenue and Summit Street. I have a fine assortment of hats, flowers, tips, and notions, which I will sell at greatly reduced prices. Call and see what cash will do. Hats from 75 cents up.
MRS. D. B. HARTSOCK.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 30, 1877.
Mr. Hartsock is interested in a Short Creek lead mine in Cherokee County, Kansas, and is preparing to work it.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 17, 1878.
Miss Ollie Hartsock, niece of D. B. Hartsock, arrived last Friday night from Alton, Illinois. She intends making her home with Mrs. Hartsock, over the Walnut, and the beaux of East Creswell are hunting up their best looking shirts, collars, and ties, while the former belles (who aren’t a bit jealous, you know) emphatically declare that “they don’t care!” Certainly; that’s all right.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 6, 1879.
Some thieves stole Boon Hartsock’s boat last Sunday night by breaking the lock. As yet he has found no trace of them or the boat.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 24, 1879.
Boon Hartsock shows the breakers of the peace the way to the calaboose in short order.
Arkansas City Traveler, January 21, 1880.
Boon Hartsock is on the street with a nobby transfer wagon.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 29, 1881.
We received a letter from our old townsman, D. B. Hartsock, now living in Pueblo, Colorado.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 10, 1881.
Hon. C. R. Mitchell received a telegram Friday last, informing him of the serious illness of his sister, Mrs. D. B. Hartsock, a former resident of this city. We sincerely hope that her case may not be so bad as feared, and that she may speedily recover her health.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 17, 1881.
Died at Pueblo, Colorado, on Friday, August 9, 1881. Mrs. Mary (Mitchell) Hartsock, wife of D. B. Hartsock.
During a residence of several years in our midst, the deceased lady endeared herself to a large circle of friends, by her uniform pleasant and genial manner and a faithful discharge of the duties of wife and mother. Cut down in the bloom of early womanhood, she leaves a husband and two little children to mourn her loss, to whom in this, the hour of darkness and sorrow, the sympathy of this entire community is extended.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 12, 1881.
Grandma Hartsock accompanied her son, Jasper, and family, as they started to Colorado last week.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 30, 1881.
Card from “Grandma” E. Hartsock that herself and sons, with their families, are enjoying good health, etc., at their new location, Pueblo, Colorado.”
BELIEVE WE FOUND OUT THAT MITCHELL WAS AN EARLY SETTLER...LIVED AT FIRST SOMEWHERE OTHER THAN A. C. RECKON HIS SISTER WOULD FALL IN THAT CATEGORY ALSO AND IT APPEARS THAT THE HARTSOCK FAMILY WAS AROUND FOR A LONG TIME!