SHERIFF J. M. PATTISON.
The Arkansas City Traveler of September 1, 1911, reported on the Old Settlers reunion at Winfield. In this article they stated “Among the earliest settlers are J. M. Pattison, who came to this county in 1867, N. J. Thompson in 1868,...” “Among the Arkansas City old timers who attended the picnic were W. W. Randall, J. M. Pattison,...”
John E. Pattison, age 38, and his wife, Emily S., age 34, are listed in the Tisdale township census of 1873.
Kansas 1875 Census, Tisdale Township, Cowley County, March 1, 1875.
Name age sex color Place/birth Where from
J. E. Pattison 41 m w Kentucky Ohio
E. S. Pattison 34 f w Ohio Ohio
The first election was a special election held May 2, 1870, to elect county officers. Frank Hunt was elected Sheriff.
A general election was held November 8, 1870. J. E. Pattison was elected Sheriff.
Winfield Censor, Saturday, July 1, 1871.
The Pattison House will soon be in running order. We believe it is the intention of the proprietor to make a first-class hotel of it.
Winfield Censor, October 21, 1871.
See the new announcements of candidates. Walter A. Smith, the present Register of Deeds; thinks his chances good, and acts accordingly. W. H. Dobyns and Frank Hunt are also in the field for that office, and J. M. Pattison and Joseph Hart for Sheriff. They are all good boys, but we must say we go the straight ticket; the one at the head of our columns on the second page.
Winfield Censor, October 21, 1871.
FOR SHERIFF: J. M. PATTISON.
FOR REGISTER OF DEEDS: JAMES F. PAUL.
FOR REGISTER OF DEEDS: F. A. HUNT.
FOR REGISTER OF DEEDS: WALTER A. SMITH.
FOR REGISTER OF DEEDS: W. H. DOBYNS.
FOR REGISTER OF DEEDS: PETER WALKER.
Winfield Courier, November 5, 1874.
The barbers in this city have made another change. John Nichols and Will Roberts sold out to Mr. Pattison of Arkansas City, who has formed a partnership with Mr. Baker, and are located at Nichols & Robert’s old stand. John Nichols has opened out in Baker’s old stand, and Will Roberts is going back to Michigan.
SHERIFFS. ELECTED. EXPIRED.
FRANK HUNT May. 2, 1870 Jan. 1. 1871
J. M. PATTISON Nov. 8, 1870. Jan. 8, 1872.
JAS. PARKER Nov. 7, 1871. Jan. 11, 1874.
R. L. WALKER Nov. 4, 1873. Jan. 10, 1876.
R. L. WALKER Nov. 2, 1875.
Winfield Courier, September 9, 1876.
All the precincts were represented but Winfield, and we nominated a straight Republican ticket. Afterwards a People’s Convention was called at Winfield and E. C. Manning nominated for Representative; Judge T. B. Ross, of Winfield, for Probate Judge; A. A. Jackson, of Winfield, for County Clerk; John M. Pattison, of Rock, for Sheriff; William Cook, of Winfield, for Register of Deeds.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, October 3, 1877.
We met Pattison, Cowley County’s second Sheriff, the other day. His duties began at the expiration of Frank Hunt’s term—five years ago. He has been to Colorado, Arizona, and “all around.”
Arkansas City Traveler, April 24, 1878.
A Visit to Pawnee Agency.
Carrying the hod was Pattison, the first Sheriff of Cowley county, who has seen many ups and downs since leaving God blessed Cowley.
Winfield Courier, September 19, 1878.
LAZETTE, KANSAS, Sept. 12, 1879.
[RE MARRIAGE OF SOL. FRAZIER.] The citizens of Lazette met at the store of Mc D. Stapleton; meeting called to order and L. C. Pattison elected president and Geo. Lee secretary. The meeting was for the purpose of procuring aid for one Sol. Frazier, one of our worthy citizens lately married. On motion a committee of one was appointed to pass the hat and take up a collection. Mc. D. Stapleton passed the hat and all present contributed very liberally and a sufficient sum was raised to purchase a sack of flour, forty cents worth of coffee, and a bunch of salt. A. J. Pickering was appointed to deliver said provisions, which he did in the best of style. On motion a committee consisting of Thos. Walch and Phillip Baker was appointed to visit and look after the wants of the family during the coming winter. On motion a vote of thanks was tendered Sol. Hisler and B. Fritch in assisting A. J. Pickering through a little trouble which he accidentally happened to have on his hands, and I will say for the benefit of all present that they are a success.
On motion a committee of the whole was appointed to escort the bridegroom to his home, after which three rousing cheers were given him and his fair one and the party dispersed in good order. By order of the meeting. L. C. PATTISON, President
GEO. LEE, Secretary.
Winfield Courier, January 17, 1884.
Notice. There will be a Republican convention at the Dexter schoolhouse on Saturday, January 26th, 1884, at 2 o’clock p.m., for the purpose of placing in nomination a township ticket. By order of Committee, L. C. Pattison, chairman.