KENDALL F. SMITH.
Arkansas City and Ponca Agency, Indian Territory.
Creswell Township 1874: K. F. Smith; 24. No spouse listed.
Arkansas City 1893: K. F. Smith, 45; spouse, Amanda, 38; daughter, Katy, 21.
FROM THE NEWSPAPERS.
[Note: Coverage does not begin until January 1, 1876, for Traveler. Smith was in Arkansas City before this. MAW]
Arkansas City Traveler, January 26, 1876.
A. O. PORTER, Arkansas City, Kansas.
Having purchased the shop formerly owned by Kendall Smith, on South Central Avenue, I am now prepared to do all kinds of work in my line, on short notice and on the most reasonable terms. Horse shoeing and general repairing, specialties. Mr. Kendall Smith, the former proprietor, is still at work at the old stand, ready to oblige his former customers. All former patrons of this shop cordially invited to continue with me, and new ones to try me. Farming utensils made and repaired. A. O. PORTER.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 1, 1876.
The Y. P. C. A. meets next Tuesday evening at the First church, when the standing committees will be appointed. The following persons constitute the officers: President, Rev.
S. B. Fleming; Vice President, M. A. Felton; Secretary, Miss Sherburne; Treasurer, Kendall Smith.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 22, 1876.
The Centennial Concert, rendered at the First Church last Saturday evening, by the church choir, was attended by more than one hundred persons. The introduction was made by Rev. Fleming in a manner that did credit to himself and gave spirit to the audience. The musical efforts were of high standing, and attended with success. The characters were interesting and somewhat comical. It struck us as a little funny to see Ethan Allen with his hair parted in the middle, and wearing white pants. George Washington, of the little hatchet fame, was introduced as the father of his country, and afterwards exhibited his skill on the organ in a manner that was “not so slow” for so aged a gentleman.
Mrs. Washington, the wife of George, and mother of her country, was attired in complete white.
William Penn, like other members of the company, looked aged enough in his hair. How they came to get William in reach of the Centennial year was more than we could solve, although he was brought forward as the grandfather of his country.
Widow Bedott was also represented, and recalled by the audience after singing the song given to her name.
Gen. Wayne bore the sword so dreaded by Russell Cowles.
Gov. Winthrop made himself useful during the early part of the evening as usher, as did Paul Revere; both finally retired to a more convenient place for inspection, and added to the group on the stage.
Mrs. Sipes, Mrs. Alexander, Mrs. C. R. Mitchell, and Mrs. Meigs occupied front seats, dressed in old style, and caused some merriment.
All in all, it was a good concert, and added one more evening of enjoyment to the eager public.
The characters represented were as follows.
Ethan Allen - Prof. Hulse.
George Washington - Will. Mowry.
Mrs. George Washington - Miss Sherburne.
William Penn - Lucius Norton.
Mrs. John Jay - Mrs. R. C. Haywood.
Mrs. Alexander Hamilton - Miss L. Norton.
Mrs. John Hancock - Mrs. Newman.
Widow Bedott - Mrs. L. C. Norton.
General Wayne - Frank Hutchinson.
Governor Winthrop - J. C. Topliff.
Paul Revere - Kendall Smith.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 17, 1876.
See the card of the “Old Reliable” Blacksmith shop, K. F. Smith, proprietor. It is hardly worth while to introduce him, as everybody knows Kendall.
AD: OLD RELIABLE BLACKSMITH SHOP! K. F. SMITH, Proprietor.
Shop opposite the Central Avenue Hotel.
Come along friends. I am ready for you again, with new tools, new forge, and new shop.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 24, 1876.
IF YOU WANT a reaper or mower repaired, call on K. F. Smith.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 31, 1876.
Geo. Allen has painted the Peoples Drug Store sign, and made a new one for Kendall Smith and Hoffmaster’s livery.
[FOURTH OF JULY.]
Arkansas City Traveler, July 12, 1876.
Animated by that spirit of independence which characterized our patriot sires of old, a small party of Arkansas City Fourth of July-ers turned their backs upon the great show at Winfield, and started for the Territory; where upon the broad prairies, by the sparkling waters of the Shilocco, we might have room to “spread” ourselves, and liberty to partake of the Legislature’s forbidden fruit for which we all had an “orful hankerin’.” Our objective point was the spring—everybody knows where that is. We left town at 8:30, with banners flying, and at 9:15 passed the State line and beyond the limits of the game law. And right here I would like to call the attention of the authorities to a system of lawlessness that exists along the border, which if persisted in will disgrace us as a community, and cause great annoyance to the Government.
I allude to the disgraceful conduct of Polk Stevens et al., in cutting up the State line and using the pieces for well ropes, lariats, etc.
After passing into the Territory, O. P. Houghton, E. D. Eddy, Kendall Smith, Henry Mowry, and others, armed with double barrel shot guns and dogs—I mean dogs and double barrel shot guns—started out to hunt for game, while the rest of the party went to look for the spring, which (everybody knowing exactly where it was) we found immediately. Here we corralled our wagons, and to the tops thereof stretched wagon covers, and soon had a comfortable tent commodious enough to cover our whole party of fifty. The next thing in order was to prepare the “wittles.” L. McLaughlin’s pony express came in on time bringing a game sack full of game, consisting of young quails, snipes, woodpeckers, and prairie chickens of all ages, from the newly bedged with parts of its late domicile hanging to them to the toothless old hen of “ye olden time.” Eddy, under the supervision of Mrs. Houghton and Mrs. L. McLaughlin, cooked the game in a very satisfactory manner, while Tyler McLaughlin, as chief cook of the coffee department, covered himself all over with glory and cinders.
Kendall Smith and Jim Benedict roasted three pecks of wormy sweet corn, and Mrs.—candor compels me to say it—Mrs. Meigs ate it. Evidently the author of “Ten Acres Enough” had never seen Mrs. Meigs eat roasting ears. Other parties disposed of grub in the same proportion, but the undersigned sat between Jim Benedict and the “picter” man, and as a consequence, went home hungry, and “Oh! how dry I was.”
After dinner we had a patriotic song by Mrs. Alexander and O. P. Houghton, and an eloquent address by E. D. Bowen, M. D. The toast, “The flag of our Union: long may it wave, from Kansas to Maine and Georgi(e)a,” was responded to by E. D. Eddy. Mrs. Alexander was the life and spirit of the party (she carried the spirit in a bottle). After our patriotism had effervesced, T. H. McLaughlin set up the lemonade, and we started for home. On the way Mrs. L. McLaughlin unfolded some blood curdling panther “tails” of the early days in the backwoods. Just as the Centennial sun sank to rest, we returned to our homes, with a feeling of pity for those people of limited means who could not afford to travel, but were compelled to put up with the skeetery and weedy woods of Winfield.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 4, 1876.
HUNTERS. Kendall Smith, Beall, Bentley, and August Lorry spent a few days hunting in the Territory last week, and got one deer and some small game. They report turkeys scarce and hard to get, on account of the high grass.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 20, 1876.
MASONIC OFFICERS. The following persons were elected and appointed officers of Crescent Lodge, No. 138, at their last regular meeting, held at the Lodge room in Benedict’s Hall, Saturday evening, December 16, 1876.
Worshipful Master: Clinton Robert Mitchell.
Senior Warden: Kendall Frank Smith.
Junior Warden: James Benedict.
Treasurer: Charles Raymond Sipes.
Secretary: Harry Pearce Farrar.
Tyler: Rudolph Theodore Hoffmaster.
Senior Deacon: Cyrus McNeely Scott.
Junior Deacon: James Irvin Mitchell.
Senior Stewart: Sewell Peasley Channell.
Junior Stewart: Henry Bear Pruden.
Public installation will be conferred on the parties elected, at the First Presbyterian Church, on St. John’s Day, (Wednesday, December 27th), at 7 o’clock p.m. Members of the order are especially invited to be present. After installation, refreshments will be served. Tickets to supper, 75 cents each.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 29, 1877.
KENDALL SMITH had a narrow escape from an accident last Sunday. As he was driving down the steep hill opposite the Walnut, with a lady in the carriage, the pole strap of the buggy broke. He held the horses, however, until he could jump out and unhitch them.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 19, 1877.
If you want a neat job of blacksmithing, go to Kendall Smith’s shop, opposite the Central Avenue Hotel.
[ELECTION OF DELEGATES.]
Arkansas City Traveler, September 19, 1877.
The election of delegates at this place last Saturday was attended with considerable interest. The polls were opened at about three o’clock, and from that time until six, when they were closed, a lively time was had. The delegates elected were A. Chamberlain, Dr. Cormack, Kendall Smith, and R. A. Houghton. Two tickets were in the field, but the above were elected two to one. Whole number of votes cast: 92.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 14, 1877.
The Blacksmiths’ Union Price List.
ARKANSAS CITY, Nov. 12, 1877.
We, the undersigned, have established the following prices, to take effect on and after November 12, 1877. These prices are strictly cash:
Eight new horse shoes, $3.50.
Two new horse shoes, $.85.
One new horse shoe, $.45.
(Signed) K. F. SMITH, SIFFORD & HORN, F. N. EARL, ELISHA PARKER.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1877.
TWENTY-SIX BUILDINGS UNDER WAY.
A BUILDING ASSOCIATION WAS FORMED A FEW WEEKS AGO, and entered into by twelve parties, agreeing to build a house each. Since then fourteen more have declared their intention to build. The original twelve were:
S. P. Channell, W. M. Sleeth, A. A. Newman, L. H. Gardner, O. P. Houghton, Gardner Mott, H. P. Farrar, Silas Parker, J. L. Huey, C. R. Sipes, R. C. Haywood, James Wilson.
The additional fourteen are:
J. C. McMullen, Thomas Baird, J. Dodwell, Mrs. Dean, C. C. Wolf, E. J. Fitch, Mr. Ray, Wm. Speers, T. A. Gaskill, D. Logan, J. T. Shepard, Kendall Smith, Jas. Benedict, David Finney.
Mr. Gaskill has his house almost enclosed, and the foundations and preparations are being made for several others.
Kendall F. Smith marries Amanda J. Cline...
Arkansas City Traveler, November 21, 1877.
MARRIED. At the residence of the bride’s parents, on Thursday evening, November 15th, 1877, by Rev. S. B. Fleming, Mr. Kendall F. Smith and Miss Amanda J. Cline. All of Arkansas City.
We congratulate our “old reliable” friend Kendall and his young bride in their happy espousals.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 1, 1878.
Old Reliable Blacksmith Shop.
K. F. SMITH, PROPRIETOR.
Shop opposite the Central Avenue Hotel. All kinds of carriage, machine, and plow work neatly executed. Horse-shoeing a specialty. Terms cash, or note with approved security.
[LIST OF ADVERTISING BUSINESS HOUSES: ARKANSAS CITY & WINFIELD.]
Arkansas City Traveler, June 12, 1878.
F. N. Earl, Blacksmith and wagon maker.
Sifford & Hutchins, Blacksmith and wagon maker.
Kendall Smith, Blacksmith and wagon maker.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 27, 1878.
LOST. A large cable log chain eleven feet long, lost between town and Mr. Goff’s farm or between there and David Bright’s farm. The finder will be liberally rewarded by leaving the chain at K. F. Smith’s shop. DAVID BRIGHT.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 16, 1879
BORN. April 10th, to K. F. Smith and wife, a daughter.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 20, 1879.
The election of delegates to the county convention passed off quietly last Saturday, there being but one ticket in the field. The following are the delegates and alternates.
G. H. McINTIRE T. L. MANTOR
C. R. MITCHELL JERRY TUCKER
ED. G. GRAY K. F. SMITH
R. MAXWELL D. B. HARTSOCK
S. MATLACK W. D. MOWRY
W. H. SPEERS W. R. SCOTT
JAMES RIDENOUR EDGAR BIRD
Arkansas City Traveler, September 17, 1879.
Kendall Smith is putting up another house, just north of his former building, on High street.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, December 10, 1879.
A lot just east of the Central Avenue hotel was sold last week by C. M. Scott to Kendall Smith for $60. A blacksmith shop will be put on it at once.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, December 24, 1879.
Bennett Chapter of Royal Arch Masons elected the following officers at their last regular meeting:
High Priest: S. P. Channell.
King: A. A. Newman.
Scribe: C. R. Mitchell.
Treasurer: O. P. Houghton.
Secretary: J. L. Huey.
Captain of the Host: J. I. Mitchell.
Principal Sojourner: Jas. Benedict.
Royal Arch Captain: K. Smith.
Master of 3rd Veil: Jas. Ridenour.
Master of 2nd Veil: C. M. Scott.
Master of 1st Veil: L. McLaughlin.
Tyler: George Russell.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 24, 1879.
For sale: 3 hogs, weight from 300 to 400 lbs. Inquire at Kendall Smith’s blacksmith shop.
Kendall F. Smith becomes government blacksmith at Ponca Agency...
Arkansas City Traveler, February 25, 1880.
K. F. Smith, of this place, starts today for Ponca Agency where he takes the place of Ed. Horn as government blacksmith.
[CASH ACCOUNT: ARKANSAS CITY.]
Arkansas City Traveler, March 24, 1880.
Amount of cash received by the City Clerk since March 15th, 1879, to March 14th, 1880, both inclusive.
Aug. 12, 1879: K. F. Smith, blacksmithing for public wells: $3.60.
Dec. 4, 1879: K. F. Smith, blacksmith work on calaboose: $2.00.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 12, 1880.
We noticed several of our old friends from Ponca Agency in town last week, among them J. H. Sherburne and K. F. Smith. The latter dropped into the TRAVELER office, and indulged in quite a pleasant chat as to the time when he was one of the boys, and sighed audibly when “Dem good old times” came to his recollection. K. F. Smith is looking well and is as genial as ever. We hope the present co-partnership between him and Uncle Sam may long continue.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 16, 1880.
Agent Whiting and clerk, A. R. Satterthwaite, of Ponca Agency, were in town yesterday, accompanied by Miss Patty, the teacher of the Indian school at that place, and Mrs. K. F. Smith.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 17, 1880.
Mrs. Kendall Smith, of Ponca Agency, has been visiting friends in this city during the past week.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 13, 1881.
Our old friend, Kendall F. Smith, of Ponca Agency, is in town shaking hands with his many friends.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 8, 1881.
K. F. Smith, of Ponca Agency, is in town, putting together forty new wagons just received for the Ponca Indians.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 15, 1881.
Mr. K. F. Smith, and wife, of Ponca Agency, returned to their home at that place Monday, after several days spent in the city visiting some of their old-time friends and acquaintances.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 14, 1881.
VISITORS FROM THE NATION. Quite a number of familiar faces from the Territory were on our streets last Monday. Among them were Mr. O. J. Woodard, of Cheyenne Agency, with W. T. Darlington, J. A. Covington, in charge of Cheyennes and Arapahos going to the Topeka Fair; Thomas and King Berry of Pawnee Agency; Kendall Smith, wife and child, and Mrs. Beard from Ponca Agency, and Col. Pollock, U. S. Indian Inspector; Jake Zalloweger, with his Indian wife and babies, and twenty-five Indians attired in attractive style were the center of attraction. Among the Indians going to Topeka were Black Coyote, Flaces, Tall Left Hand, Walter Matches, Doctor Little Chief, Flying Young, Bull, Warrior, Watan, Lizzard, and fifteen others with ponies, tents, and equipage enough to fill two freight cars. The Topeka party left yesterday morning on the 5 o’clock train.
Arkansas City Traveler, February 1, 1882.
Mr. A. B. DeBruce has opened a blacksmith shop at K. F. Smith’s old stand. Mr. DeBruce is a good workman and a reliable man. Give him a call.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 1, 1882.
BIRTH. Mr. and Mrs. Kendall F. Smith, of Ponca Agency, were made happy a few days since by the advent of a little girl stranger. The little Miss, we are pleased to say, makes herself quite “to home,” and is getting along nicely.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 2, 1882.
Kendall Smith of Ponca Agency is in town.
Arkansas City Traveler, November 1, 1882.
We met our old friends, K. F. Smith and Dan Sifford, while in the city from their present home in the Territory, last week.
[WEDDING AT PONCA AGENCY.]
Arkansas City Traveler, December 6, 1882.
Wedding Chimes. The usual quietude of Ponca Agency was broken on Thanksgiving evening, Thursday, November 30, 1882, by the inpouring of the official residents of the Agencies to attend and celebrate the grand event of the season: The wedding of Miss Florence A. Woodin, of Ponca, to Lester D. Davis, Superintendent of the Pawnee School, of Pawnee. The hour of the wedding was announced by the ringing of the school bell, which immediately called forth to the Agency Mansion a large assemblage of the friends and relatives of the bride and groom. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Jas. Wilson, of Pawnee, the sister and brother of the bride being bridesmaid and groomsman, after which the happy pair were the recipients of heartfelt congratulations and many beautiful and costly presents from their many friends.
The bridal party then adjourned to the school building, where they engaged in dancing to most excellent music furnished by the Arkansas City band, ably assisted by Mr. Oscar Pollock, under whose control the dancing was conducted.
The ladies of the Agency deserve the highest credit for their display in the supper room, the tables being laid with a large variety of refreshments, which can never be surpassed and are seldom equaled.
At midnight the bride and groom returned to Pawnee, their future home, after which the guests continued the festivities until the small hours of the morning compelled them to disperse.
Among the noted guests were Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Arthur, Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Woodin, Jr., Otoe, Dr. Woodward and wife, Dr. D. Dunn and wife, Oakland, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Nelson and mother, Oakland, Mr. and Mrs. John Walker, Otoe, Mr. Powell and lady, Mr. P. Fouts and lady, Mr. Wilson and lady, Mr. and Mrs. Kendall Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. L. Beard, Mr. and Mrs. Joe. Sherburne.
The many friends of the happy pair in Arkansas City extend their best wishes for their future happiness while the TRAVELER office, in returning thanks for a bountiful supply of wedding cake can only murmur, “May every storm cloud pass them by, and naught but the gentle zephyrs of prosperity ever ruffle the waves of their wedded life.”
Arkansas City Traveler, January 3, 1883.
Mrs. Kendall F. Smith, of Ponca Agency, was in our city last week.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 7, 1883.
Mrs. Kendall F. Smith, of Ponca Agency, has been in the State for some two weeks past, visiting old time friends in this vicinity.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 14, 1883.
Our old time friend, Kendall Smith, of Ponca Agency, was in the city a day or two the past week, and was busily engaged in rounding up his many friends in this section.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 21, 1883.
Mrs. K. F. Smith, and children, who have been spending several weeks in this vicinity visiting friends, returned to their home, at Ponca Agency, on Thursday last.
Arkansas City Traveler, Wednesday, July 25, 1883.
An Evening at an Indian Agency and Its Pleasures.
PONCA AGENCY, INDIAN TERRITORY, JULY 21, 1883.
Ed. Traveler: Incredible as it may seem, life at an Indian agency even, is not a drear monotony at all times, as will readily be attested by the many invited guests at Mr. Joe Sherburne’s pleasant residence last evening. The occasion was an informal party given by Mr. and Mrs. Sherburne and the latter’s charming sister, Miss Lockley, and presided over by them in that cordial manner so peculiarly their own. The evening was spent in social chat, with vocal and instrumental music and dancing, and not the least enjoyable feature of the evening’s entertainment was the bountiful collation of delicious cakes, lemonade, and confectionery, to which your correspondent, for one, did ample justice. The guests were Major and Mrs. L. E. Woodin, Kendall Smith and wife, Mr. Geo. Beard, wife, and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Standing, Mr. and Mrs. French, son, and daughter, Mr. Ben Cooper, Miss Constance Woodin, Miss Eva Woodin, Miss Birdie Woodin, Master Lynn Woodin, Dr. McCoy and wife, and Mr. Peter Brogan, of Ponca, and Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Davis, of Pawnee Agency. The company dispersed at a little past midnight, all voting the occasion most enjoyable. X.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 15, 1883.
Mrs. K. F. Smith and family, of Ponca Agency, were in the city several days of the past week, and on Monday went to Winfield to visit with friends in the hub.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 29, 1883.
Mr. K. F. Smith and children, who have been spending the past two weeks in the state visiting friends, returned to their home at Ponca Agency, Indian Territory, by last Monday’s stage.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 12, 1883.
We are under obligations to our old-time friend, K. F. Smith, of Ponca Agency, for several brace of fine prairie chickens sent up last week, which were much appreciated.
Arkansas City Traveler, October 24, 1883.
Thanks to the kindness of our old friend, K. F. Smith, of Ponca Agency, we spent an hour very pleasantly last Sunday wrestling with the first wild turkey who had a show at this season. Maybe it wasn’t appreciated! O, no!
Arkansas City Traveler, May 14, 1884.
Kendall Smith and wife spent a few days in the city last week.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 28, 1884.
Mrs. K. F. Smith and family of Ponca Agency are in the city visiting friends.
Kendall Smith visits his old New Hampshire home...
Arkansas City Traveler, September 3, 1884.
Kendall Smith passed through the city on Monday en route for his old New Hampshire home. It has been fifteen years since Kendall left his native hills for Sunny Kansas.
Arkansas City Traveler, September 24, 1884.
Kendall Smith returned from the granite hills of New Hampshire last Friday. K. F. says no one would mistrust that Cleveland was running in that part of the country.
Smith builds residence on lots, Central Avenue, east of hotel. Plans to move back...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, April 11, 1885.
Kendall F. Smith, of Ponca Agency, Indian Territory, is building a residence on lots on Central Avenue, just east of the hotel. His family will remove here in about four weeks and make Arkansas City their home, in order to give the children the benefit of Arkansas City’s superior schooling advantages. Mr. Smith formerly resided here before going to Ponca. Robt. Baird has the contract for the building.
Arkansas City Republican, April 11, 1885.
Kendall Smith came up from Ponca Agency Wednesday to look after his business. He ordered the REPUBLICAN for one year to go to Ponca Agency to keep him company while his family were residing here.
Arkansas City Traveler, March 18, 1885.
Kendall F. Smith, of Ponca Agency, was up Wednesday and Thursday.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 15, 1885.
Ponca Agency has been well represented in town the past week. Joe Sherburne, the trader, put in an appearance on Thursday, accompanied by his boss herder, Geo. Reed, and a cowboy, to remove a bunch of cattle that have been wintering on Murphy’s ranch. Kendall F. Smith, the blacksmith at Ponca, also came in with the party, to look after the dwelling house he is building on Central Avenue, which he proposes moving into as soon as it is finished. J. W. French, carpenter at the same agency, spent a day or two in town on a similar errand. We understand there is to be a general exodus of the government employees from Ponca, the agent, Dr. Scott, being among the retiring party, and hence their interest in the building improvements of this city.
Arkansas City Traveler, April 29, 1885.
Kendall F. Smith came to town on Friday in company with Joe Sherburne from the Ponca Agency.
Arkansas City Traveler, May 27, 1885.
Mrs. K. F. Smith and children have arrived in town and will occupy their tasty residence on Central Avenue, which is just completed.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, July 11, 1885.
Kendall Smith was up from Ponca Agency over the 4th visiting his family.
Arkansas City Traveler, June 10, 1885.
Ponca Agency has been well represented in town the past week. First Joe Sherburne, the trader, put in an appearance with his wife and child, who tarried some time with their friends in the eastern part of town. Then Kendall F. Smith came up, his wife and family being here and already occupying their new house. And on Saturday Dr. Quimby and Irving French came in, who spent Sunday in our midst and returned home the next day. All have more or less to say about impending changes in the agency people, and suggest to the minds of their friends that interesting period when the swallows homeward fly.
Arkansas City Traveler, August 5, 1885.
Ponca Agency is going through a mild revolution. A new agent has been appointed to succeed Dr. Scott, whose family left a month ago. Dr. Quimby, the post surgeon, has been relieved, the Poncas having no funds to pay a doctor; the families of Mr. French and Kendall F. Smith have come to live in town, and the other employees have their grip sacks packed in readiness to flit.
Kendall Smith returns to Arkansas City, replaced by a Democrat blacksmith...
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 10, 1885.
Kendall Smith has joined his family here and remains with them. He is no longer blacksmith at Ponca Agency. A Democrat succeeds him.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 17, 1885.
Jas. Nash, Kendall Smith, and Bradford Beall visited Ponca Agency the first of the week. Wednesday the trio had gotten about eight miles out from Ponca, on the way home, when the tongue in the vehicle in which they were riding became detached by a bolt losing out. The team ran away, returning to Ponca. No alternative was afforded our fellow citizens but to walk back to the agency. This they did, and on arriving, they found the team had been taken up and hitched to a post by an Indian. He would not give up the team unless paid $2.50 for his trouble. Messrs. Smith, Nash, and Beall appealed to the Indian police and also the agent, but they both sided with the Indian. The gentlemen were willing to pay the Indian for capturing the team, but did not like to be out of $2.50 when such a slight service was rendered them.
Arkansas City Republican, October 24, 1885.
Kendall Smith was out west on a hunting expedition this week.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, October 31, 1885.
The following is a partial list of the improvements made in Arkansas City since March 1, 1885.
Kendall Smith, residence: $1,500.
Arkansas City Traveler, December 9, 1885.
Kendall Smith is preparing to leave town with his family; and take up hunting a new county of the state. He has rented his house to George Allen.
Arkansas City Republican, December 12, 1885.
Geo. Allen will occupy Kendall Smith’s property as soon as the latter moves west.
Smith rents his house to George Allen and moves family to Fowler City, Meade County, where he had taken out a claim...
Arkansas City Republican, December 12, 1885.
Kendall Smith and family moved to Fowler City, Meade County, Thursday. Mr. Smith has taken a claim in that county.
Arkansas City Republican, Saturday, January 15, 1887. From Monday’s Daily.
Kendall Smith is in from Fowler City, Meade County, visiting his friends and seeing how his sand-hill real estate has piled itself up in value.
[Last item relative to Kendall Smith. The 1893 Arkansas City Directory reveals that he and his family had moved back to Arkansas City.]