RENO COUNTY, KANSAS

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ERICKSON - MABORN & KRAPFF

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Maborn and Mr and Mrs. M. D. Krapff have each adopted one of the little children belonging to E. G. Erickson, and we were informed would five them the names of Maborn and Krapff. these little folks will have excellent homes and could not have fallen in better hands. (Then Nickerson Record Nickerson, Reno County, Kansas Wednesday, June 26, 1895 page - front *** column - 6 submitted by Rose Stout)

FRAIM, ANNA FREE

Mr. & Mrs. Fraim have adopted the child of Anna Free. We are pleased to know that so good a home has been secured for the child. (The Journal South Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas May 25, 1888 page - 1 *** column - 3 submitted by Rose Stout)

GRAVES ADOPT

William Graves has taken a boy to raise. Mrs. Graves wants to adopt him, he is so good. (Daily Herald Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas Wednesday, December 7, 1887 page - front *** column - 6 submitted by Rose Stout)

HOME FOR CHILDREN

Miss Rose P. Thrall, of Wichita, district superintendent of the Kansas Children's Home society, has organized recently three local boards, one each in the Presbyterian, United Brethern, and Methodist church, and any one wishing to adopt a child or place one in a home should appeal to one of the following boards:

Presbyterian - President, S. D. Crosby; vice president, Dr. Harriet Comstock; secretary, Mrs. J. H. Parks; treasurer, Mrs. Ruth Taylor.

United brethren - President, P. T. Chain; vice president, Mrs. Ella Parks; secretary, Mrs. Mary A Thayer; treasurer, Mrs. A. L. Stewart.

Methodist - President, f. R. Chrisman; secretary, Mrs. Lizzie Brown. (Hutchinson News Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas
Thursday, November 19, 1896 page - 5 *** column - 2 submitted by Rose Stout)

MABORN & KRAPFF

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Maborn and Mr and Mrs. M. D. Krapff have each adopted one of the little children belonging to E. G. Erickson, and we were informed would five them the names of Maborn and Krapff. these little folks will have excellent homes and could not have fallen in better hands. (Then Nickerson Record Nickerson, Reno County, Kansas Wednesday, June 26, 1895 page - front *** column - 6 submitted by Rose Stout)

MOON, A.

Sam Burnsides has adopted A. Moon and has been trying to send him to Sunday school and has not succeeded yet. (Haven Independent Haven, Reno County, Kansas June 8, 1898 page - front *** column - 1 submitted by Rose Stout)

ROY, CHARLES CUNNINGHAM

The Waif Adopted.

Mrs. Fanny Roy Legally Adopts the baby Left At Her House.

The boy baby who was left several weeks ago on Mrs. Fanny Roy's doorstep, has been legally adopted by her and in future will bear the name of Charles Cunningham Roy. The youngster is about seven months old and apparently is a bright child. Since the baby was found in the basket at the above mentioned place, some trouble has been taken to find out who left it there and whose child it was. These things were duly discovered before the child's adoption. The child was deserted by its mother, Minnie Self, who, with her sister, left here the night upon which the child was found by Fannie Roy. The Self girls are young and several months ago were left alone here by their father. Their mother died in this city about two years ago. When the girls concluded to leave here Minnie determined to get rid of her fatherless child, and accordingly it was left as stated above. A few weeks later the Self girls returned to this city. By this time it was learned that the child belonged to Minnie. In the meantime Mrs. Roy had taken a fancy to the baby and had determined to adopt him. This was legally done in the probate court. Minnie Self was present and signed the necessary papers, giving all claim upon the child to Mrs. Roy. (Hutchinson News Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas Thursday, January 27, 1898 page - 6 *** column - 5 submitted by Rose Stout)

THARP, JOHN

John Tharp has taken a boy on trial. If he can break him of swearing and chewing gum and wiping his nose on his sleeve he may keep him. (Daily Herald Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas Wednesday, December 7, 1887 page - front *** column - 6 submitted by Rose Stout)

TURNER, MAUD VICTORIA CARLSON

Adoption Papers.

Robert M. Turner and wife of Sylvia were in the city yesterday and took out the necessary papers for the adoption of a bright little orphan by the name of Maud Victoria Carlson, whom they took at the death of her mother nearly a year ago.

The little girl now has a very pleasant home as a most promising child, and Mr. and Mrs. Turner are justly very proud of her. (Hutchinson Weekly News Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas Thursday, January 26, 1893 page - 5 *** column - 5 submitted by Rose Stout)

WALL, GERHARD

The Truth That Counts.

Two Years of Populism Quite Enough for Gerhard A. Wall.

There is probably no young man in Reno county better known than Gerhard A. Wall of the Golden Eagle clothing house. He was raised in the Buhler neighborhood in the north part of the county and has friends in all parts of the county. He is a fine example of what a poor boy alone and unaided, can make out of himself. He was born of German parents in Southern Russia and when 8 years old his parents died and he was left an orphan. In 1879, when 9 years old, he was brought to this country with the colony that settled around Buhler.

When a boy he had to work early and late and was rarely ever able to go to school. But he wanted an education and as he grew up he saved money, worked his way through school and spent three years at the State Normal school in Emporia. Then he was a year a professor at the Salina University and returned to Reno county three years ago. He is well educated, talks high and low German, as well as English, and is nearly always district court interpreter in German cases. He has not only earned his own way to an education and in business, but he has also earned the confidence and esteem of everybody.

Up to 1896 Mr. Wall was an active Republican. He was a student of history and politics. That year he decided that the Populist party was the best, joined it and worked for it. Two years experience has satisfied him. He is back in the Republican party working for its success.

In talking over the matter with a News reporter, Mr. Wall said:

"I have always taken an interest in politics and I joined the Populist party because thought it was right. The events of the last two years, the better times, the improvement in business and the failure of the Populists to do what they promised or stick to their principles, convinced me I was wrong and when I find I am wrong I am ready to admit it and get right. I have read American history and my experience recently has proven it, that we have good times when the Republican party is in power and that the Republican party does what it ways it will. The told me the Populist party was the poor man's party. The Republican party has done more for the poor man than talk, and that is all I can see the Populists have done. Two years ago I voted for Bryan and Sampson. This year I am for McKinley, the Republican ticket and Chester I. Long. (Hutchinson News (Weekly) Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas Thursday, October 13, 1898 page - 5 *** column - 2 submitted by Rose Stout)

WAMPLER, LILLIAN BOBEY

Will Live in the Country in the Future with B. F. Wampler.

Home, the word will have a new significance to little Lillian Bobey, the child of 10 whom poverty has parted from her mother who must give away her two small daughters in order to make a living.

Yesterday evening B. F. Wampler and his wife went to the house where the mother and her children are living. A doctor's certificate, which the constable recognizes, is the only thing that keeps the landlord from driving them into the street, because the mother is behind with the rent.

Mr. and Mrs. Wampler made an agreement with the mother and took the older girl home with them. She will go to a good home with plenty of food and clothes and be with a man and his wife will show her every kindness.

When little Marie, who is still quite weak from typhoid fever, saw that her sister was about to part from her forever, she burst into tears and became quite sick from fried. Although several people have offered to adopt Marie, who is 8 years old, she is too weak from the fever to be moved from the house for some weeks.

B. F. Wompler and family live on a farm near Hutchinson and they are quite well known. they will give Lillian Bobey a good home. (The Hutchinson News (Weekly) Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas Thursday, December 8, 1910 page - 8 *** column - 4 submitted by Rose Stout)
 

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