Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, Inc.

There is currently no functioning Genealogy Society in Barber County.


BA    Barber County, Kansas, was established in 1867.  It was named for Thomas Barber, a Free-State supporter who was killed in the Wakarusa War. The county seat of Barber County is Medicine Lodge, Kansas.

Old, Newspaper

Barber County Old News

courtesy of the Kansas Old Newspaper Transcribers Guild (KCGS)

Great Bend Band Report

The band boys of Great Bend have practiced on their new music book and pronounce themselves satisfied. There is a yawning chasm however, between their feeling and that of the great throbbing heart of the people. The Hutchinson Gazette, Hutchinson KS. Thursday, January...

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Eliza Merrick Dies In Fire

Mrs. Eliza Merrick, aged 77 years, met with a horrible death at Okawville, Saturday morning.  While in the house alone she fell into the fire, and was unable to escape.  She endured the tortures for an hour or more but when found she was in the agonies of death.  The...

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