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MG Montgomery County, Kansas, was established in 1867. It was created out of Wilson County, and named for Richard Montgomery, a hero of during the Revolutionary War. The county seat of Montgomery County is Independence, Kansas.
School Board Must Pay Negro Attorney TOPEKA - The Coffeyville board of education today was handed a bill for $1,000, the attorney's fee charged by Elisha Scott, Topeka negro lawyer, for representing Mrs. Celia Thurman Watts, Coffeyville negro, in her suit against the...read more
Boy Killed William. the 15-year-old son of J. S. Modest, of Cherryvale, was recently racing with another boy when his horse stumbled and fell. The boy was caught under the horse and killed. The Kinsley Graphic, Kinsley, Kansas. November 29, 1895. Page 3. © Transcribed...read more
A Family Asphyxiated in a Manner That Aroused Grave Suspicions Independence, Kan., Jan. 2 - At 9 o'clock yesterday morning the home of George W. Read, manager of the Long-Bell Lumber Co., was broken into by Al Brown, Mr. Read's son-in-law, and suspicious neighbors...read more
Lizzie Williams, an eighteen-year-old negro girl whose home is at Kansas City, shot and killed Ed Parks, a negro lad about the same age, at Coffeyville, recently. Parks was her sweetheart and was visiting her at her boarding place with the fatal shot was fired. The...read more