The Shemwell Family

Jonah C TroutmanAge: 67 years18481916

Name
Jonah C Troutman
Given names
Jonah C
Surname
Troutman
Birth October 24, 1848 25 20
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Birth of a brotherMichael Troutman
April 17, 1850 (Age 17 months)
Census September 24, 1850 (Age 23 months)
Death of a paternal grandfatherMichael A Troutman
May 24, 1852 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherJames Campbell Troutman
May 1853 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterNancy Jane Troutman
March 11, 1854 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterMalinda Troutman
about 1856 (Age 7 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherSarah D Campbell
August 25, 1856 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a sisterSarah Melissa Troutman
August 3, 1858 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 8 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Census July 4, 1860 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a sisterElla Troutman
December 10, 1860 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a brotherEzra Troutman
February 12, 1864 (Age 15 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 12 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Birth of a brotherDarius Troutman
June 6, 1866 (Age 17 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 18 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 18 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a sisterEtta Myrtle Troutman
1869 (Age 20 years)

Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 20 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Death of a maternal grandfatherJonas Clark
October 15, 1870 (Age 21 years)
MarriageDeliah WarnerView this family
about 1878 (Age 29 years)

Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 29 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Census June 21, 1880 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Phoebe Jane Troutman
November 2, 1880 (Age 32 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Grace Kate Troutman
May 11, 1882 (Age 33 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3Cora Belle Troutman
January 17, 1884 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a son
#4Michael Leroy Troutman
August 26, 1885 (Age 36 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherSarah Bett Price Lee
April 24, 1886 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a son
#5Joseph Elmer Troutman
September 7, 1888 (Age 39 years)
Death of a fatherJoseph Troutman
January 24, 1892 (Age 43 years)

Census March 1, 1895 (Age 46 years)
Marriage of a childJames D KingPhoebe Jane TroutmanView this family
about 1900 (Age 51 years)

Census June 23, 1900 (Age 51 years)
Death of a motherPhoebe Clark
October 14, 1900 (Age 51 years)

Death of a brotherDarius Troutman
December 23, 1900 (Age 52 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam Howard GibsonGrace Kate TroutmanView this family
January 29, 1902 (Age 53 years)
Marriage of a childGeorge Frederick Aaron “Fred” ConnerCora Belle TroutmanView this family
October 4, 1904 (Age 55 years)
Note: Marriage was announced in the Oct 4, 1904 edition of the El Dorado Republican Newspaper.
Census April 27, 1910 (Age 61 years)
Newspaper Articles
Jonah C Troutman Newspaper Articles
between June 5, 1890 and September 24, 1910 (Age 41 years)

Note: Newspaper Listing (attached file has complete listing)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 49 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Death of a brotherJames Campbell Troutman
1915 (Age 66 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 67 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Death January 6, 1916 (Age 67 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Ten Sleep Cemetery
Note: Obituary found at Tensleep Cemetery Website: "Following the records for more data on the Troutm…
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by: Bruce Troutman
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father
mother
Marriage: November 27, 1845Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, United States
9 months
elder brother
2 years
himself
18 months
younger brother
Michael Troutman
Birth: April 17, 1850 27 22Fulton, Indiana, United States
Death: April 11, 1926Belle Plaine, Sumner, Kansas, United States
3 years
younger brother
10 months
younger sister
Nancy Jane Troutman
Birth: March 11, 1854 31 26Indiana, United States
Death: November 9, 1939Indiana, United States
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
Sarah Melissa Troutman
Birth: August 3, 1858 35 30Indiana, United States
Death: February 7, 1920Oklahoma, United States
2 years
younger sister
Ella Troutman
Birth: December 10, 1860 37 32Fulton, Indiana, United States
Death: February 19, 1929Dalton City, Moultrie, Illinois, United States
3 years
younger brother
Ezra Troutman
Birth: February 12, 1864 41 36Indiana, United States
Death: September 23, 1931South Haven, Sumner, Kansas, United States
2 years
younger brother
Darius Troutman
Birth: June 6, 1866 43 38Indiana, United States
Death: December 23, 1900Belle Plaine, Sumner, Kansas, United States
4 years
younger sister
Family with Deliah Warner - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: about 1878
3 years
daughter
Phoebe Jane Troutman
Birth: November 2, 1880 32 27Kansas, United States
Death: February 3, 1961San Diego, California, United States
18 months
daughter
Grace Kate Troutman
Birth: May 11, 1882 33 28Belle Plaine, Sumner, Kansas, United States
Death: May 3, 1961Delano, Kern, California, United States
20 months
daughter
Cora Belle Troutman
Birth: January 17, 1884 35 30South Haven, Sumner, Kansas, United States
Death: July 8, 1940Denver, Colorado, United States
19 months
son
3 years
son
Joseph Elmer Troutman
Birth: September 7, 1888 39 35Belle Plaine, Sumner, Kansas, United States
Death: April 24, 1925Ten Sleep, Washakie, Wyoming, United States

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Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Joseph Troutman - Household

Fulton, Indiana

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
Joseph Troutmanhead27MWFarmerKY
Phoebe Troutmanwife22FWIN
Amanda L Troutmanniece10FWIN
William Campbell Troutmanson4MWIN
Jonah C Troutmanson1MWIN
Michael Troutmanson0MWIN

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Joseph Troutman - Household

Macon, Illinois

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
Joseph Troutmanhead37MWFarmerKY
Phoebe Troutmanwife32FWIND
William Campbell Troutmanson14MWIN
Jonah C Troutmanson11MWIN
Michael Troutmanson10MWIN
James C Troutmanson7MWIN
Nancy Jane Troutmandaughter6FWIN
Malinda Troutmandaughter4FWMO
Sarah Melissa Troutmandaughter1FWIN

Census1880 United States - Census transcript - Jonah C Troutman - Household

NameColorSexAgeMonRelationCondMYOccupationUnEmSickBlindDDIdioticInsaneDisabledSchoolReadWriteBPFBPMBP
Troutman, Jonah CWM31headMYFarmerINKYIN
Troutman, DeliahWF26wifeMYKeeps HouseOHOHPA

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Jonah C Troutman - Household

NameRelationRaceSexMonthYearAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmUSNatOccupationUnempSchoolReadWriteEngHomeMortFarm
Troutman, Jonah CheadWMOct184851M22INFarmer
Troutman, DeliahwifeWFSep185346M2255OHOHPA
Troutman, Phoebe JdaughterWFNov188019M0KSINOH
Troutman, Cora BdaughterWFJan188416SKSINOH
Troutman, Michael LsonWMAug188514SKSINOH
Troutman, Joseph EsonWMSep188811SKSINOH
King, James Dson in lawWMNov187227M0PAPartner

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Jonah C Troutman - Household

Branson, Taney, Missouri, United States

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Troutman, Jonah CheadMW61M32INRetail Merchant
Troutman, DeliahwifeFW56M3255OHOHPA
Troutman, Michael LsonMW24SKSINOHRetail Merchant
Troutman, Joseph EsonMW21SKSINOHRetail Merchant

Newspaper Articles
Newspaper Listing (attached file has complete listing) Thomas County Cat, June 05, 1890, Image 6 Colby, Kansas Wellington Mail: J. C. Troutman will ship today thirty cars of stock via the Santa Fe to Chicago. He reports stock in excellent condition. The vicinity of Belle Plaine is an excellent stock country and more cars of native cattle have been shipped from there this spring than any other point in the count, Wellington excepted. Barbour County Index, September 10, 1890, Image 3 Medicine Lodge, Kansas J. C. Troutman shipped two cars of cattle Monday night, and Gomer Jones shipped three cars at the same time. All went to Kansas City. The Wichita Daily Eagle, November 09, 1890, Image 1 The Cherokee Strip Town Site company with headquarters in the Cherokee Strip, I. T. Its principal office will be located in Wellington. The object of the corporation is to purchase land and lay out town sites in the Cherokee strip. The capital stock is $10,009, and the first directors are C. C. Shawyer, J. C. Troutman, M. Troutman, J. L. Huffington and J. Hl Allen. The Wichita Daily Eagle, February 11, 1891, Page 5, Image 5 J. C. Troutman of South Haven, is registered at the Manhattan. The Wichita Daily Eagle, February 17, 1891, Page 5, Image 5 J. C. Troutman of South Haven, is registered at the Manhattan. People’s Voice, August 12, 1892, Image 4 Kansas J. C. Troutman returned from Kansas City Tuesday morning. He says a heavy rain fell all the way between Kansas City and Winfield. The rain west of here that night was light. The Democratic central committee was in session last Saturday. They selected the following delegates to go to the congressional convention at Dodge City August 16, and sent them uninstructed. NOTE. J. C. Troutman is among the eight delegates listed. People’s Voice, December 02, 1892, Image 5, Wellington, Kansas J. C. Troutman, a good People’s party man of South Haven, has moved his family to this city and will reside here if the future. He is a representative of Thies & Parlin livestock commission merchants of Kansas. The Wichita Daily Eagle, May 20, 1893, Page 5, Image 5 Captain Jonah Troutman of South Haven was a visitor in the city yesterday and reported the crop prospects in his section of the country very good, and the outlook especially bright for corn. People’s Voice, February 07, 1895, Image 1 W. M. Ferguson and Mr. Troutman went out to Harper Friday morning to purchase a lot of fine cattle from the Moffett Bros. of that place. Cicero News A number of young people enjoyed a social gathering at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Troutman last Saturday evening. The time was passed singing and playing games. The host has a happy faculty for creating merriment among the young people. Kansas City Daily Journal, March 01, 1895, Page 8, Image 8 Kansas City, Missouri J. C. Troutman of Willington, Kas., is at the New Albany. People’s Voice, January 23, 1896, Image 1 J. C. Troutman accompanied three cars of stock to Kansas City Tuesday morning. People’s Voice, September 17, 1896, Image 5 J. C. Troutman went to Kiowa yesterday morning. People’s Voice, March 11, 1897, Image 3 J. C. Troutman, the stock buyer, returned last Saturday from Peabody. He shipped ten cars of cattle from Butler county last week to the Kansas City markets. Mr. Troutman says the tendency of the cattle market is upward, and the outlook is favorable for increased prices. There is a large demand for extra good cattle, which are rather scarce in Kansas this year. Encouraging reports come from western Kansas, where a great many cattle are being grazed on the fine pasture lands out there. The stockmen are gradually getting possession of this land, which has been held by the mortgage companies, and are converting it into range. Western Kansas will yet come to the front as a superior cattle country. People’s Voice, July 01, 1897, Image 1 J. C. Troutman the stockman informs the Voice that the outlook for high prices in cattle are very good. The recent rain has benefitted the cattlemen greatly as well as everyone else. People’s Voice, July 15, 1897, Image 3 J. C. Troutman returned Thursday from a business trip to Butler county, looking after cattle. People’s Voice, September 16, 1897, Image 3 Mrs. Ella Snyder and son, Dale, and Mrs. Sarah Rough of Decatur, Ill., are in the city visiting the family of their brother, J. C. Troutman. They will remain here several weeks. The Wichita Daily Eagle, October 05, 1897, Page 5, Image 5 J. C. Troutman of Willington is registered at the Occidental. People’s Voice, October 21, 1897, Image 3 J. C. Troutman, the cattle dealer, returned Friday morning from a trip to the Chickasha country. People’s Voice, November 18, 1897, Image 3 Mike Troutman of Belle Plaine, visited his brother, J. C. Troutman last Friday. People’s Voice, January 06, 1898, Image 1 B. F. Allen of Gordon, bought of McNair & Alexander of Ashland, August 26 last, through their agent, J. C. Troutman of this city, 135 head of steers. He arrived at home with them September 1 and roughed them until November 15, then put them in the feed pen on full feed. He fed them 45 days and took them to the Kansas City markets December 31. They weighed 1,130 pounds and sold for $3.65 per hundred. The cattle paid the cost price and gave Mr. Allen $1,937 for his feed. He says they made him more clear money than any lot of cattle he ever fed. NOTE. Steers were sold to slaughter at three years old as to day it is about 2 years. People’s Voice, January 13, 1898, Image 7 J. C. Troutman visited his brother, Mike Troutman near Belle Plaine Thursday. People’s Voice, January 27, 1898, Image 8 J. C. Troutman, the cattle dealer, went to Lake City Tuesday morning on business. People’s Voice, February 24, 1898, Image 6 Wellington Kansas Barbour County index., March 09, 1898, Image 1 Medicine Lodge, Kansas J. C. Troutman of this city has just closed what is probably the biggest cattle deal made in Kansas this season. As agent for McNair & Alexander of Kansas City, he sold to Wabaunsee county cattle dealers, 4.600 head of feeders, the consideration being $145,000. People’s Voice, March 24, 1898, Image 2 The Live Stock Association formed in this city Saturday, starts out with a membership of about, fifteen of the leading livestock dealers of the county. It will no doubt grow rapidly until it has in its membership every livestock dealer in the county. The president of the association is Chas. M. Johnson of Caldwell: vice president, J. L. Goodrum of Mayfield; secretary, Neil A. Pickett of Guelph: treasurer, J. H. Allen of this city. The executive committee is composed of R. H. Behimer of Portland, J. C. Troutman of this city, and W. T. McCormack of Cicero. Another meeting will be held in the near future, when the organization will be further perfected. Such an association as this has long been needed and will do much toward advancing the livestock interests of Sumner county. People’s Voice, April 28, 1898, Image 3 Mesdames A. B. Cheever, D. F. Luening, J. M. Doubleday, Mary Millard, Pl Pomeroy, E. R. DeYoe, Al Russell, F. A. Amsden, Geo. T. Pitts, H. W. Andrews, J. C. Troutman, T. A. Richardson and Miss Ella McPhail went to Wichita Thursday. Some of them went to visit friends and some to attend the W. R. C. and G. A. R. state meetings. People’s Voice, February 03, 1899, SECOND SECTION, Image 2 J. C. Troutman, the cattle dealer, returned Tuesday from a trip to the Tonkawa Indian country. He says the weather there has been very severe for several days, and cattle are suffering. Mr. Troutman bought several hundred head of cattle while absent. Corbin News. Feb. 2 E. Troutman’s baby is quite sick. NOTE. Could be Ezra Troutman, baby matches. People’s Voice, February 24, 1899, SECOND SECTION, Image 2 J. C. Troutman is complaining of la grippe. People’s Voice, March 14, 1899, FIRST SECTION, Image 3 J. C. Troutman joined the St. Joe delegation of cattlemen at this place yesterday and went to Fort Worth to attend the big convention. People’s Voice, April 20, 1899, Image 2 Kansas A Wild Steer. W. H. Siddens, the monument agent, had an exciting experience with a wild steer two and a half miles east of Wellington on the Oxford road, about 5 o'clock Thursday afternoon. He thinks he had a narrow escape with his life, and is grateful today that he is of sound body instead of being mutilated, crippled or possibly a corpse. He was driving toward Wellington in a buggy drawn by a spirited team, when he met J. C. Troutman with a drove of steers going east to a pasture. One of the steers was in an ugly mood, and the drivers had been having difficulty in driving him. Siddens drove through the herd without incident until his team met the unruly steer, which was lagging behind the herd. The steer blocked the highway and prepared himself for a fight. He made a few lunges at the team, each time giving vent to a terrible snort, but stopped short before reaching the horses. The horses became frightened and attempted to turn backward and go the other direction without turning around with the buggy. The result was broken harness and a broken buggy. Fortunately the traces became unfastened and Siddens managed to get the horses' heads turned west, when he cut them with the whip and sent them toward town. The steer then gave his attention to Siddens and the buggy, and for a while it looked as if Siddens' family would get to realize on his life insurance. He managed to get out of the buggy on the opposite side from the steer when a mover’s outfit came along and in response to his pleadings drove alongside the buggy, when he crawled into the rear end and was taken away in safety while the steer was hooking away at the buggy. The men in charge of the herd of cattle returned to town and secured the services of a rope thrower, when the unruly steer was captured and taken to the pasture with the rest of the herd. Sidden's team was caught by Mr. Porter in the First ward, after it had run all the way to town. J. C. Troutman will pay for the damages to Sidden's buggy and harness. The Wichita Daily Eagle, July 22, 1899, Page 5, Image 5 J. C. Troutman the stockman, was stopping at the Occidental yesterday, having come up from Wellington on business. People’s Voice, August 24, 1899, Image 7 Geo. Abell of Perth and J. C. Troutman of this city, returned from Kansas City this morning, where they had been on cattle business. NOTE….. Action to be to foreclose a mortgage dated October 1st, 1885 given by Edward Legler to Scott & Brier for $600 and assigned to the following property. Lots One in block fifteen in L. K. Myers 2nd addition to the city of Wellington. People’s Voice, March 29, 1900, Image 11 State of Kansas, Sumner county district court N. S. Bean, Jr., administrator of the estate of N. S. Bean, deceased plaintiffs vs. Edward Legler, J. C. Troutman and Delilah Troutman defendants. People’s Voice, September 06, 1900, Image 3 C. E. Hitchcock has bought the old J. C. Troutman property of Walter Martin for $1,225. The Wichita Daily Eagle, December 15, 1901, Page 19, Image 19 Jonah Troutman of South Haven was in the city during the week and as e was looking as thin as shimmed milk his friends inquired what ws the matter with him. “I’ll tell you.” said Jonah, “I am losing flesh every day trying to put some on my cattle. IF you think you can grow fa on feeding 75 cent corn to four cent steers just come down to South Haven and buy me out.” NOTE. About the only reference where he is Jonah and not J. C. El Dorado Republican, Friday, April 2, 1902, Page 3 The Wichita Daily Eagle, April 06, 1902, Page 7, Image 7 Kansas SOLD MORTGAGED CATTLE J. V. Moore of Kansas City Is looking for J. C. Troutman. J. V. Moore of Kansas City was in the city yesterday. He is a member of a prominent stock commission firm of that city, and is looking for a man named Troutman, who sold 100 head of mortgaged cattle on the first of February. Mr. Moore stated to a reporter for the Eagle yesterday that last October he sold to J. C Troutman of Butler county 100 head of cattle, and as the purchaser did not have money enough to pay for them he took a mortgage on the entire 100 head. The cattle were purchased in Rice county and driven to Douglas, Butler county. They were kept In Douglas about a month and were then driven to Belle Plaine, Sumner county, where Mr. Trotman’s brother lived, he kept them about a week at his brother's home and then moved them to the farm of James Holland. Sometime In January Mr. Holland brought some cattle to this city and Mr. Troutman put three head into the cars and they were brought to this city and sold by the Union Livestock Commission company. On February 2 he shipped the entire 100 head to St. Joseph. Mo., and they were sold by the Clay Robinson Commission company, and Mr. Troutman got the money and had the checks cashed through the banks of Peck and "Winfield. From the last named city Troutman went to Hot Springs, Ark., and that is the last seen or heard of him. The sheriff of Butler county has offered a liberal reward for his arrest. The Wichita Daily Eagle, April 19, 1902, Page 8, Image 8 Wichita, Kansas Kansas City, April 18. J. V. Moore, a brother of Mrs. Carrie Nation, went to police headquarters last night to ask the local authorities to help him to find J. C. Troutman, a cattle raiser of Butler county, Kansas. Mr. Moore says that Troutman has disposed of 100 head of cattle which were mortgaged to him for $4,066 and has disappeared. Moore told the police that a warrant for Troutman charging him with selling mortgaged property bad been in the hands of the sheriff of Butler county for two weeks. Moore lives In Kansas City and is connected with the Rogers Commission company at the stock yards. Moore's mortgage on Troutman's cattle was a personal one, however. Troutman is well known throughout Kansas and also in Kansas City, having worked here at different times for commission firms at the stock yards. Ho lived at Wellington. Kansas, for twenty years until two years ago, when he moved to Butler county. Moore says he sold the cattle to Trout man last September for $3,300 and then loaned him $600 on them to enable him to feed them through the winter. This $3,900 and interest on that amount brought the mortgage up to $4,066. Mr. Moore said Troutman took the cattle to a leased ranch six miles east of Douglas, in Butler county. Some weeks ago Mr. Moore was taken sick and while he was confined to his home he began, for some reason which he cannot explain, to worry about the loan to Troutman. As soon as he could leave the house he says he wired to a friend near Douglas for information and received a reply to the effect that Troutman bad driven the cattle to Sumner county several weeks before. Moore at once started for Wichita, and learned there, he says, that Troutman after keeping the cattle in Sumner county for 28 days, had driven them to Ziba, a small railroad station in the county, on February 2, and shipped them to St. Joseph. Ten of the best of the herd had previously been sold in Wichita. In St. Joseph the ninety remaining steers were sold by Clay, Robinson & Co., a commission firm of that city, and $2,800 was turned over to Troutman. From St, Joseph Moore traced the herd to Kansas City, A few head were sold here, and the remainder were shipped to St. Louis. There the bunch was split up and Mr. Moore lost track of it. After his futile effort to locate the cattle, Moore says he went back to Butler county and swore out the warrant for Troutman. Moore says that he learned that' Troutman returned to Wichita after disposing of the cattle and remained there for several days. Later he was heard of at Hot Springs, Arkansas. The fact that the warrant had been issued was kept a secret until last night, as it was thought possible that Troutman might be found in the vicinity of his home, where he has a wife and four children. Moore reported the matter to the local police some days ago and called at the station last night to give them additional information in regard to Troutman. The missing herd of cattle was one which Moore had scoured from a man in Cass county, Missouri. The herds brand was a C on the right hip. Moore says that Clay, Robinson & Co. of St. Joseph are responsible to him for the cattle sold by them and has brought suit against them through his attorneys Wollman, Solomon & Cooper, for the amount paid by the St. Joseph firm to Troutman. Moore says he never had the least uneasiness about his loan to Troutman until he was taken sick. He says it is a common thing for a stockman to dispose of a part of a herd of mortgaged cattle, but he believes that this is the first time on record that a whole bunch of mortgaged cattle was driven off at on time and sold. Moore says he is very anxious to have Troutman apprehended, and offers to give the captor one fourth of the amount of money secured from Troutman if he is caught. M. T. Miner, who is also a stockman in Butler county, near Douglas, was with Moore last night when the latter called at the police station. Minor knew Troutman well and knew he drove the bunch of cattle to Sumner county, but did not suspect that there was anything wrong in the transaction. Moore became well known to the Kansas City public through the notoriety achieved by his sister, Mrs. Nation. He was a loyal supporter of her course of action, and has always professed a great admiration for her. He wore last night a miniature hatched, from which was suspended a medallion which proclaimed Mrs. Nation “the bravest woman in Kansas.” The Topeka state Journal, April 19, 1902, LAST EDITION, Page 5, Image 5 Kansas City, April 19. The chief of police of Hot Springs, Ark., telegraphed J. V. Moore asking "What reward for J. C. Troutman?" and adding, "Think I can get him." Mr. Moore wired back at once that he would pay $100 for Troutman's arrest. Later a telegram came from Hot Springs chief of police saying that Troutman had been arrested. Mr. Moore is in the cattle business and lives at 3900 East Eighteenth street. Last- summer he sold 100 head of cattle to J. C. Troutman, who took them to Butler county, Kan., to feed on a leased ranch. Troutman had no money to pay on them and Moore took a mortgage for the purchase price, $3,300. Afterward when feed became very expensive he allowed Troutman to borrow $600 for him to feed the cattle through the winter. The notes with accrued interest would now amount to $4,066 but the high price of cattle would have made Moore safe had not the cattle disappeared. About two weeks ago Moore learned that the cattle had been driven away from the ranch at Douglass and Troutman had gone with the cattle, leaving his wife and children behind. He traced them southwest into Sumner county, and there secured information that they had been shipped to St. Joseph and sold. A few were sold in Wichita, but Clay, Robinson & Co. handled most of the cattle, sending some to Kansas City and some to St. Louis. Mr. Moore lost trace of the cattle that went to St. Louis and does not believe ha can ever trace them all. He secured a warrant for the arrest of Troutman at El Dorado several days ago and sent out letters and descriptions of Troutman. At noon Mr. Moore had not heard whether the arrest had been made at Hot Springs but had communicated with the sheriff of Butler county and made all arrangements for requisition papers to go after the man if captured. Phillipsburg Herald, April 23, 1902, Image 1 J. V. Moore, a brother of Mrs. Carrie Nation, asks the authorities to help him find J. C. Troutman, a cattle raiser of Butler county, Kansas. Mr. Moore says that Troutman has disposed of 100 head of cattle which were mortgaged to him for $4,066 and disappeared. The Iola Register, April 25, 1902, Image 3 Kansas City, April 18. J. V. Moore, a brother of Mrs. Carrie Nation, went to police headquarters last night to ask the local authorities to help him find J. C. Troutman, a cattle raiser of Butler county, Kansas. Mr. Moore says that Troutman has disposed of 100 head of cattle which were mortgaged to him for $4,060, and has disappeared. Moore told the police that a warrant for Troutman, charging him with selling mortgaged property, has been in the hands of the sheriff of Butler county for two weeks. Moore lives in Kansas City and is connected with the Rogers Commission company at the stock yards. Moore's mortgage on Troutman's cattle was a personal one, however. Troutman is well known throughout Kansas and also in Kansas City, having worked here at different times for commission firms at the stock yards. He lived at Wellington, Kas., for twenty years until two years ago, when he moved to Butler county. El Dorado Republican, Friday, May 2, 1902, Page 3 The Iola Register, May 02, 1902, Image 5, Lola, Kansas Eldorado. Kas., April 29. J. C. Troutman, who is in jail here charged with selling cattle mortgaged to J. V. Moore, stated today In a deposition that he purchased them of Moore at $32 a head, and gave a mortgage on them to Moore; that he took them to his farm near Douglas, and later moved them around because of scarcity of food and water. He says he shipped them to St. Joseph, Mo., and sold them through the Clay Robinson Commission Company, at 4 cents. He says he paid something over a thousand dollars of small debts and he spent the balance betting on horse races in New Orleans. He said his brother had nothing to do with the deal. Depositions are being taken from others to be used in the case of Moore against the Clay Robinson Commission Company to recover for the cattle.   El Dorado Republican, Friday, November 21, 1902, Page 1 El Dorado Republican, Friday, November 21, 1902, Page 6 El Dorado Republican, Friday, December 05, 1902, Page 2 Phillipsburg Herald, December 18, 1902, Image 7 J. C. Troutman, who has been in jail at Topeka several months charged with disposing of some cattle it was said he had mortgaged to J. V. Moore, of Kansas City, has been released, owing to the death of Moore. Troutman was arrested in Hot Springs, Ark., some months ago, after having sold the cattle in Kansas Cit. He asserted he had permission from Moore to sell the cattle. El Dorado Republican, Friday, June 17, 1904, Page 6 El Dorado Republican, Friday, January 6, 1905, Page 6 The Taney County Republican, January 04, 1906, Image 3 Forsyth, Missouri J. C. Troutman, a recent arrival from Kansas, was in town Saturday. He is well pleased with the country and will farm the Uncle Dave Wilson place near Pedrow. Mr. Troutman will hasten his acquaintance with county affairs by reading the Republican. The Taney County Republican, February 08, 1906, Image 3 Forsyth, Missouri A Mr. Troutman, formerly of Kansas but now of Taney county, was in our city Tuesday. Mr. Troutman passed through here some time ago looking for a location. We are sorry he did not find one to suit him in old Christian, as he seems to be a gentleman of means and intelligence. Ozark Republican. The Taney County Republican, November 08, 1906, Image 8 Pedrow News J. C. Troutman started to Kansas the first of the week on business. He expects to be back in a week. The Taney County Republican, May 16, 1907, Image 8 Pedrow News Mr. Troutman had some fine pigs drowned during the last heavy rain, by the sudden rise in the creek. The Taney County Republican, May 23, 1907, Image 8 Pedrow News Mrs. Troutman was up yesterday. They are through planting now. The Taney County Republican, June 13, 1907, Image 8 The Troutman’s had quite a crowd from Branson to dinner Sunday. The party came over to eat strawberries and consisted of Miss Ramsey, Mr. and Mrs. King, Mr. and Mrs. Welcher and Uncle Pat. The Taney County Republican, July 11, 1907, Image 7 From Banker Tolerton we learn that a gentleman named Troutman, who has had many years of experience in building and running boats on small streams, has commenced the erection of a second boat at Branson, 10 feet wide by 50 feet long, to ply the river between Forsyth and Branson, and perhaps below this place. Mr. Troutman is so confident of his ability to build and operate a boat on this stream that he does not care to await the outcome of the Usher boat, which will be ready for service as soon as the machinery can be installed. The Taney County Republican, September 12, 1907, Image 8 Gretna News Mr. and Mrs. Troutman and Mr. Kelly and his daughter Maud, of Pedrow, visited the canning factory Saturday. The Taney County Republican, September 26, 1907, Image 8 Pedrow news Mr. Troutman is hauling logs to the mill. Mr. Troutman sold his tomatoes to the Gretna canning factory. The Taney County Republican, November 14, 1907, Image 8 Branson Captain Troutman’s new passenger boat, Moark, is a beauty……..NOTE. IS this the same family??? The Taney County Republican, December 12, 1907, Image 8 The tie cutters are very busy now. There are three mills working on as many farms, and there will be another one on Troutman’s farm soon. The Taney County Republican, February 20, 1908, Image 8 Hurry up with that boat, Captain Troutman. Our merchants are anxiously waiting to have their goods shipped over the M. Pp via Branson until the Chadwick branch is extended. The Taney County Republican, July 23, 1908, Image 8 Pedrow News J. C. Troutman and W. P. Moberly went to Forsyth today on a land deal. The Taney County Republican, August 06, 1908, Image 8 Forsyth, Missouri J. C. Troutman attended the picnic at Mincy. The Taney County Republican, September 10, 1908, Image 8 Pedrow News Mr. Troutman has moved his sawmill to the “forty” west of its late location. He will saw material for the spoke factory. The Taney County Republican, June 03, 1909, Image 3 Forsyth, Missouri Pedrow News Roy Troutman went to Gretna Saturday. Joe Troutman has gone to Branson where he is at work on the section. Migel Leroy Troutman and Joseph Elmer Troutman, sons of J. C. Troutman. The Taney County Republican, July 22, 1909, Image 3 Pedrow News Mrs. Troutman and daughter, Mrs. King, of Branson, came up and spent the day with W. P. Moberly and family Friday. The Taney County Republican, October 07, 1909, Image 1 Walnut Shade News Some of our neighbors attended the Stolpe sale at Swan last week. J. W. Boyd and J. C. Palmer stocked themselves up with sheep while B. S. Weatherman brought home a Troutman baler. No, he won’t bale the wool, he means to bale hay. The Topeka state Journal, January 05, 1910, LAST EDITION, Page 2, Image 2 Topeka, Kansas Decatur, Ill., Jan. 5. A letter from J. C. Troutman, formerly a resident of Macon county, this state, but since of Beloit, Kan., tells of the rigors of the present winter, also gives some ideas of a former Illinois man's impressions of Kansas: "We have lived in Kansas 24 years, but this winter has been the coldest and most severe we have experienced. Snow began to fall here about the first of December and we have had from 6 to 10 inches of snow on the ground "all this month and it seems as though it is on to stay until spring opens. "A good many of the young cattle have perished here during those storms. Although we have plenty of feed for stock, not very many cattle are being fed in our county. This winter many sheep are being fed. We are very short on hogs which have been so high that farmers have been selling off too many brood sows, and have quit raising hogs." The Taney County Republican, February 23, 1911, Image 3 J. C. Troutman, our merchant has been having the la grippe for the past week or two. Dr. Mitchell performed an operation on his left ear and he is resting easier. The Taney County Republican, August 10, 1911, Image 3 Forsyth Missouri J. C. Troutman of Branson, was a Forsyth visitor this week. The Taney County Republican, August 03, 1911, Image 2 Forsyth, Missouri J. C. Troutman was a visitor to the county seat from Branson Tuesday. Worland Grit no. 31, Friday July 23, 1915, Page 5 Worland Grit no. 40, Friday September 24, 1915, Page 5
Burial
Obituary found at Tensleep Cemetery Website: "Following the records for more data on the Troutman’s led to identifying Jonas as Jonah and also as John Troutman. He was born 24 Oct 1848 and passed away 6 June 1916. He married Delilah Warner in Kansas and hop-scotched across the states to end up in Washakie County, WY. He was self-employed as a merchant. He and Delilah had two sons and it hasn’t been proved, but it is a possibility that Cora Troutman was his sister. The household of George Frederick Aaron Conner and his wife Cora were open to the Troutman family. The Fred Conner’s had a two daughters (Kathleen lived there until she was of age) and Freda of Denver and one son, Earl Conner." Researched and compiled by Faye V. Bell, SLC (2017)