2004 - 2003 Query Page

PAMHAM  posted Monday, December 20, 2004
Am looking for info on great uncle who was a blacksmith in Hooser. He was Killed while shoeing a horse that kicked him knocking him over onto a toolbox that had a file jutting out of it. The file pierced his back causing his death. His name was Henry Parnham. His death occured in July of 1899. I am looking for any info as to the cemetary where he was buried. Is there a cemetary in Hooser and is it accessible? Is there a newspaper that his obit would have been listed? I have a news article from the Seward NE newspaper that called attention to this incident being told to kin that lived in the Seward area. Any info appreciated. I plan to research the area in June of 2005. .   Charlie Stapleton

LASARGE  posted Saturday, December 18, 2004
Seeking information on Charles Virgil LASARGE and family. Charles, an Osage-Kaw Indian, was the son of Louis N. LaSarge and Mary J. Pappan. He was born 10 April 1872 and died at Arkansas City, Cowley Co., Kansas, on 17 September 1900. Charles and his wife Bertha (Krebs) were the parents of Maria (born 1893), Louis, Arthur (born 1896), and Charles V. Jr. (born 1899) LaSarge. .   Jon

LAND / CRABTREE  posted Saturday, December 18, 2004
I am researching the Land/Crabtree families that migrated to Cowley Co., KS, right after the Civil War. Some of the male names are James Henderson Land, Abraham Land. They were from Indiana. Other names associated with these lines were Crabtree, Harmon, Overton, Bixby. Also, the first white child born in Cowley Co., KS, was my gg uncle-- James Monroe Land-- b. Nov 18, 1869. There is a newspaper article verifying that fact. Thanks. .   Helen Zuber Keusch

SHORT  posted Sunday, December 12, 2004
Would like to contact Verna Goff Davis,who contributed the article (p. 177) from the Heritage Book. I've been researching the family history of Lena FORTMAN Short's mother's ancestors and descendants (JENSEN) both in the US and in Norway for several years and would love to share info. .   Janet

WHITE  posted Sunday, December 12, 2004
I am looking for the gravesite of Jaley Harman White born 1863 Whitley County, KY died in Winfield in 1891. The family then moved to Texas. Her husband was Rueben White. .   Judy Thomas

GRAY  posted Wednesday, November 10, 2004
i am looking for a marriage date for joel c. gray and sarah jane "jennie" bing in cowley county kansas around 1890 or 1891 they are my great grandparents thank you to anyone who can help me .   linda

HOSHAW  posted Wednesday, November 10, 2004
I am looking for any information on the Noah Franklin Hoshaw family. They lived in the city of Winfield from approximately 1932 till 1943. They had five children when they moved to Winfield and another 5 children after arriving there. Noah Franklin Hoshaw died in July 1941 and is buried in Hyland cemetery. The last born sibling was Edward Leroy Hoshaw, born approximately three days after his father had passed. My bother and I have listed the name of Hoshaw on the surname list for Kansas and we can be reached by the email address identified in the listing.

SHAFFER  posted Thursday, November 4, 2004
Looking for the dd of David Shaffer bd 11-24-1860 and his wife Fannie Clark Shaffer bd 11-26-1862. They had a furniture business in Arkansas City in about 1908 according to a genealogy that I have. Their son, Fredrick Irwin Shaffer was born on 7-21-1889 in Arkansas City, KS. I also would like his dd. Frederick's dd does not appear on the SS Index. .   Bill & Lynn Sewell

COLLINS  posted Monday, October 4, 2004
hi: my name is richard collins i live in stockton ca. i'am looking for info on my grandfather . his name was marvin COLLINS and he was born in rock station or rock village, cowley co, about 1891 his fathers name was nathan r collins and his mothers name was winifred MORRIS. so i'am doing work on the COLLINS & MORRIS family tree, can any one help me ? and thank you for your time. .   richard collins

BURK/SHIPMAN  posted Monday, September 27, 2004
I am trying to find a marriage certificate for a Violet Lorene Burk and a man named Shipman. Violet may have gone by Barbara L. Burk or Barbara Brewer, as well. They were both from Kay County in OK but it is believed that they crossed the state border to get married in KS. They were married in October 1946. Suggestions as to how to determine if they actually were married in Cowley County?
I appreciate the help. .   Lisa

ANDES  posted Thursday, September 9, 2004
Looking for information on the Chester Andes Family Line. Chester was married to Myrtle Miller. His fathers name was Willis H Andes and Mother was Elizabeth Bonewell. I do not know much more information but would love to learn more, If you have any information Please share with me.
.   Heather Andes

HOFFMAN  posted Monday, August 30, 2004
I am searching for links to missing family members known to live in Cowley County between 1890 and 1930. Specific surnames are: HOFFMAN, HARRIS, MCCALL, SANDERS (OR SAUNDERS), ROBERTSON. .   John Hoffman

CROFOOT  posted Wednesday, August 25, 2004
Looking for information relating to Henry and Lou Crofoot that would have lived in Arkansas City in the early 1900's. They had 5 children living with them at that time - Elizabeth, Benjamin Gould, David, Nellie, and Francis. Also, looking for information on the Joseph and Almeda Fouts family. There children would have been Elizabeth Mary (Mamie), Della, Frederick (Fred), and William Guy. They also worked at the Chilocco Indian School.     Thanks, .   Tom Crofoot

MYERS,  posted Tuesday, August 24, 2004
I am seeking information about by great-grandfather, Frederick MYERS, who lived in Cowley Co. in the late 19th century, and died while with his son, David Lincoln MYERS, in 1904. He had two wives, the one from whom I am descended being Martha WHITALL. He emigrated from Germany when an infant, apparently changing his name from BUDDEMEIER to MYERS. He was born in Westfallen,Halle Slodt, Germany. His parents were Eberhard Conrad Herman BUDDEMEIER (who was born in 1804 in Westfallen, Burgsteinfurt, Germany) and Anna Maria HUELSEY. Any information you can provide me with would be greatly appreciated. .   Frank S. Frick

WEDUA / WEDNA / WEDNE  posted Thursday, August 19, 2004
Peter WEDUA (sometimes spelled WEDNA or WEDNE) born 6-1852 died before 1922. Married Nellie Johnson from Iowa prior to 1889. Children John W. and Mary Jane. Lived in Arkansas City, Cowley County, Kansas in 1900. Immigrated from Germany in 1881.

I am trying to trace the family history of my husband and this is as far back as I can go (really know nothing about Peter). Please send any information you can find on him or any possible research I can do to look for missing links. Would love to learn something about his life.

Thanking you in advance, .   Maggie Wedua

ALDIS / FRY  posted Monday, August 9, 2004
I am looking for info re: Rev. Steadman ALDIS, 1879-1968, resident of Winfield, Cowley, KS in 1910, and his wife Ethel R. FRY whom he married on 17 May 1905.
Thank you for your assistance.       Michael Fry .   

SIMMONS  posted Wednesday, July 21, 2004
I am looking to find death information on my paternal gg-Aunt Elizabeth Warren SIMMONS ? She died sometime between the 1900 and 1910 census . In 1900 she was living with her daughter and son in law in Arkansas City , Cowley Co. KS on North Fifth Street . Here is info from census . 1900 , Arkansas City
BROWN , Joseph 39 born Ohio
BROWN , Lorinda 43 born NY
SIMMONS, Elizabeth 70 widow , born NY.
Elizabeth was born here in Ulster County , New York about 1830 , she moved west with her husband Levi SIMMONS and children Alvertus , Lorinda , Chancy , and Walter sometime after 1870 . In 1880 census they are living in Cottonwood Falls Chase County Kansas . Elizabeths brother David WARREN is my paternal gg-grand father .
I would like to find her date of death and where she is buried , if anyone has access to death records or cemetery transcriptions ? .   Wayne SImmons

DANIELS  posted Tuesday, July 20, 2004
Nathan DANIELS moved to Cowley co. in about 1872 with at least one son by the name of John C. Daniels. Nathan was born 7Jul1800 in Warren Co Ohio. Later moving to Allen Co. Ohio with his parents, James Savage & Rhoda Daniels. I've found Nathans burial in the Star Valley Cemetery, death 11may1878. What I'm looking for is any info on John C. or any other relatives of Nathans.
Nathan was the brother of my 4x great grandfather, James H. Daniels.
Thank you for you time. .   Kelly Daniels

PALMER  posted Tuesday, July 20, 2004
I am looking for information on my grandmother's sisters family....
Susan May PALMER married Robert SANDFORD September 1903.
They had 2 children.... Florence SANDFORD who married Henry BROCK... and Robert SANDFORD who married Elma DONALDSON. I have old family photos of Susan, Robert and their children and would love to connect with the children of Florence and Henry Brock and Robert and Elma Donaldson if there were any. May and Robert lived in Winfield until they died and are buried in Union cemetery. My uncle thinks their children may have lived in Wichita. If you can help at all I would really appreciate it. Thanks.... .   Patricia Rigg Blake

LYNAM  posted Monday, 21 June, 2004
I am looking for information on Elijah Lynam. He was still living in 1870 in Shelby Co., Indiana but by 1880 his wife is listed as a widow in Cowley Co.,(Richland township)Kansas. His wife was Mary Nugent Lynam and he had 8 children on the 1870 census. Mattie F/19, William M/17, Thomas M/15,L.B. F/14,Robert Franklin M/12, Charles M/10, Tresella F/8, and Schola F/6. Thank you for your time and interest. .    Marsha

MOORE  posted Tuesday, June 15, 2004
Looking for any descendants of: William MOORE b. Oct 1857, OH m. Nellie b. NOV 1864, IN He was the son of: William MOORE b. 29 MAY 1814, OH and Sarah FOSTER b. 28 MAR 1814, OH
Shari Rutschman

LILLY  posted Friday, June 4, 2004
I would like to correspond with anyone who might have known Ellen Lilly. She was born Bertha Ellen WOOD in MN in 1915. In 1923 she and her parents, Peter & Sadie Wood, along with her paternal grandparents, Silas & Ellen Wood moved to Winfield, Kansas. In 1928 Ellen married James R. CRUM. James & Ellen later divorced and in 1937 Ellen married William LILLY. From about 1945 until 1952 William & Ellen lived in the Hackney community. Ellen delivered the Winfield Courier to residents in the Strother Field and Hackney communities. In January of 1952 Ellen passed away. She is buried in Highland cemetery. I am hoping that one of Winfield's older residents might remember Ellen and be able to tell me about her. She was my grandmother. Thank you, .   Rachel Lipowicz

ETTENBOROUGH  posted Saturday, May 15, 2004
Looking for Birth information of Thomas Ettenborough born to L,and M. Ettenborough about 1876 in Winfield Kansas.
Would also like to know the actual name of L. I think this may be my G Grandfather. Also the maiden name of M. who I think is Mary.
And did Mary die in Kansas?
Thank you,
Shirley A. Keas
5028 Lee Street
Torrance, Ca, 90503

HUSTON  posted Friday, April 16, 2004
Mary 'TAYLOR' HUSTON b. 5/25/1858 @ Schuyler County, Illinois d.03/??/1917, Place of death?? Burial???? Married to: Charles HUSTON, b. 04/??/1856, Place of birth, Pennsylvania, Place of death??, date of death??, Burial??? Parents of Mary Taylor HUSTON: John Christie TAYLOR and Mary Ann Tharp children: ????? Mary and Charles Huston, were listed as living in Winfield in 1911 at the time of John Christie Taylor, at Akron, KS. I would like to know where I can look to find where they died and were buried and if there were children.
Thank You for your help .   Darlene Huffman Bergren

WALTON  posted Wednesday, April 14, 2004
Looking for information on Gerald James Walton born April 29, 1904 in Kansas and died March 1972 in Udall, Cowley, Kansas. .   Sherry Bowman

TANNAHILL, RALPH ELLSWORTH  posted Sunday, April 4, 2004
I'm looking for information on my father, RALPH ELLSWORTH TANNAHILL, born 2-5-1930. He was adopted from what I believe was called the Methodists' Children's Home in Arkansas City, Cowley Co, KS. His adoptive parents raised him in Jenks, OK. I believe the children's home was closed in the 1960s. I need to know the correct name of the home, and also what happened to the records they had. Thanks!      Leslie Tannahill

BOWMAN  posted Monday, March 22, 2004
I am looking for information on the possible marriage of Margaret Bowman in Cowley County sometime in the early 1920s. She was from Oklahoma but attended a business college in Arkansas City. I would appreciate any information about the business college as well. I don't know the name of the school but Margaret would have attended it somewhere around 1917 to 1922. Thanks. .   Charlotte Baruch

SHREVE  posted Tuesday, March 9, 2004
Looking for information about Morris A Shreve. He was born in a small town called Glengrouse which I understand was in Cowley County. Also would be interested in information about Glengrouse .   

BUCHER  posted Monday, February 23, 2004
My Great-Great Grandfather was Solothurn Bucher sometimes called Soloman. His wife was Susan Stiener. Both were originally from Tuscarawas, Ohio and homesteaded in Cowley County. .   Gene Grant

BREWER, Ivynette E.  posted Monday, February 23, 2004
I am seeking information about the family of Ivynette Brewer, thought to have been born in Arkansas City in 1884. She was married to Charles Wilson about 1900. Her father is said to have been a minister. Any help greatly appreciated. .   Elliot McIntire

MCLEAN/MCLAIN  posted Thursday, February 20, 2004
Wish any information on James and Jessie McLean of Arkansas City, KS. James died Oct 6, 1952 and believed buried at Riverview. He was employed at the Arkansas City Flour Mill. Would like to contact any member of his family for a McLean family tree. James was born in Ontario, Canada in 1860. I think some of the extended family names were Mackey and Severns as well. James wife's maiden name was Rigg or Riggs   Irene Breadner

George Family  posted Monday, February 16, 2004 .   J.C. Helms

Moore Family  posted Monday, February 16, 2004 .   J.C. Helms

DURHAM  posted Monday, February 2, 2004
DURHAM, Andrew Jackson married FRENCH, Malissa Emaline. They married 1880 at or near Arkansas City, KS. I think A. J. followed a couple of older sisters, Mary (Durham) MAGEE, and Elizabeth Durham JONES to Cowley County. Malissa came from Illinois with her FRENCH family. Malissa's sister, Elizabeth, married a MARTIN and lived in Arkansas City in 1913 for sure. Like many on this Cowley County page, A.J. and family made the Oklahoma Land Rush of April 22, 1889 and settled 2 miles east of Stillwater, OK in Payne County. I am looking for information on Durham's and the other family names. Durham Family site     Jack Durham - Boise, Idaho .

GRANGE/GRAINGE  posted Sunday, February 1, 2004
I am looking for information on the Charles GRANGE/GRAINGE family living in Winfield, Ks in the mid-1890's. According to my grandmother birth certificate her father, John M GRAINGE, was born there in 1893. .   Tracy Reinmuth

NOEL  posted Saturday, January 24, 2004
Looking for infomation on Pearl Noel, she would have married to my Uncle Herbert Breitag who lived in Arkansas city, Ks Would like to know where I could obtain the obituarie's if they are available, or any other information. .   Bill Breitag

Davis/Davison/Davidson  posted Saturday, January 24, 2004
I am looking for information on the family of Mary Ellen (Davis)Davison) or (Davidson). My Uncle's obituary shows Erwin A. Breitag married Mary Ellen Davison in Ponca City on October 10, 1953 and they resided in Arkansas City, KS. Mary Ellen died on March 21, 1972 and Erwin A. Breitag died on April 1, 1990. (They had no children to my knowledge.) Would like to know where I could obtain the obituarie's if they are available, or any other information would be appreciated. .   Bill Breitag

UDALL  posted Saturday, January 24, 2004
As a child I was brought up in the knowledge that there was a city in Kansas, called Udall, and that it was named after an ancestor of mine who was a Biologist, who went to live in America. Despite surfing the net, and contacting the Museum at Udall, I have got no nearer to the facts. Despite Udall city website saying that the city was named after Cornelius Udall an English author, I can not trace a Cornelius Udall, and the Museum then suggested it may be Nicholas Udall who wrote the first English comedy. I have much information on Nicholas Udall, who was born in 1505 in Southampton. If Udall was named after him, then I assume that J.M.Napier or P.W.Smith who founded Udall must have been English, or that their descendants may know more of the history about Udall. Any help at all would be appreciated.
.   Gay Udall-Follows

ALLEN  posted Sunday, January 18, 2004
Looking for information about the ALLEN family in Cowley County in the 1920's 
Thomas ALLEN b abt 1856 in IL
Martha (CAULK) ALLEN b 1854 in IL
Mary and Manda, b 1879, in IL
Rector b 1892,in KS
Andrew Jacob b 1886 in KS
The following information is an unconfirmed link, taken from the 1930 CA census
Andrew may have married Chloe H. ? in KS
Riva b abt 1912, in KS
Donald b abt 1915 in KS
Andrew was apparently a veteran of the Spanish American War.
Any help would be appreciated.
Linda Peters
Greeley, CO

CLINGER  posted Thursday, January 15, 2004
Confirmation of the marriage of the following either by certificate or your input - CLINGER, John Milton (b.6 Jun 1906, Elroy, Travis Co, TX.) DICKSON, Ila Verne (b. 3 Jun 1908, Denver, Denver Co., CO.) Married in Arkansas City, Cowley Co.,KS on 17 Sep 1924 .   Charles Clinger

WINSLOW  posted Tuesday, January 13, 2004
Looking for any information available for John and Mary Winslow, my gggrandparents, born 1808 in Perquimans Co, NC. They lived for a time in Jackson Twp, Henry Co, IA. John and Mary arrived Vernon Twp, Cowley Co. in 1874, residing with daughter Maggie (Margaret) and husband E C Martin per the 1880 census. I've been told that Mary passed away in 1881 and John in 1882. I've been unable to find any information about John's parents so I can continue ancestor research. .   KKewinslo@aol.com

SPENCE-DODSON  posted 1/5/04
Della Dodson married Frederick Eugene Spence around 1892 in Cowley Co., Kansas. He was a Methodist Minister. She was daughter of N T Dodson and Catherine Munger. They were in New York state by 1895. He was son of Gideon Spence. I would like to find marriage of Della and Frederick. Priscilla F. Weir 150 W. Butler Ave., Chalfont, PA 18914 .   Priscilla F. Weir


HOBACK  posted 12-27-03
Any information on ancestors of William Henry Hoback who died on Sept. 14, 1922 in Queda Springs, Silverdale, Kansas and was buried in Cowley Co. Kansas. He was born October 14, 1873 in Ringgold, Iowa. He had at least three brothers: Samuel, James and Guy. His father was William Hoback born about 1851 in Missouri. .   Janice Woods

CLARK  posted 12-17-03
Researching the family of David M. Clark, born 1845 in NC. Resident of Cowley Co., Ka. in 1900. His widow Laura is present in the 1920 census with daughter Avis age 25. Known children from census reports were John H., Manson L., Amanda L., Lucious, May and Avis. A nephew named Herman Clark age 13 was in the 1900 household. .   Charles E. Carroll

ROBERTS  posted 11-19-20
My great grandmother, Iona Bella ROBERTS, was reportedly born in Winfield, Kansas, December 4th, 1892. Her parents were Clement Wilbert ROBERTS and Lillie (Lily) May (Mae) MOORE. She married my great grandfather, Clarence Wesley JAY, not sure when or where. They had my grandfather, Clarence Wilbur JAY, September 6th, 1908 in Alamosa, CO. I would appreciate any information on them. Thank you so much. .   Debbie Sutherland (maiden name JAY)

HOWE  11-13-03
I am trying to obtain information and/or a picture of a livery stable which was in existence in the 1800s in Maple City or Arkansas City Kansas. This stable was owned by Robert Howe. The birth record of his son in 1886 shows him as a real estate agent and livery stable owner. The son was born in Maple City. I would also be interested in any other information you might have on the Howe family. Robert's first wife died and he remarried. He had children by his first wife one of which was my grandmother, Myrtle Iona Howe Webb. Thank you for any help you can give me. J. R. (Jim) Webb.    Jim Webb

SIMMONS  11-12-03
SIMMONS, Jemima - Looking for burial site. John and Jemima Simmons came to Cowley county around 1880 and were in the 1880 census living in Richland township. They had 2 sons John Willard Simmons 26 and James Mark Simmons 21. 3 sisters Edna 15, Hester 11 and Indiana 8. John Willard's wife Maggie also lived with them. James Mark Simmons married and lived his life near here in Dexter, Winfield and New Salem. James Mark Simmons and his family are buried at Dexter cemetery and we have photos of their headstones. John Willard and Maggie lived on a creek between Dexter and Winfield and had 4 children there before winding up in east Texas in 1898. John died in 1908 and was buried at Crowell, Texas but we haven't located the place or date of Jemima's death. We feel like Grandmother Simmons is buried somewhere in the Dexter-Winfield-Arkansas City area. Any help would be surely appreciated!
Willard L. Simmons
114 Ted Street
Dumas, Texas 79029

. JOHN CHESTER LOVELAND & his wife, IDA P. EASTERDAY LOVELAND, adopted or raised her sister's for children. They are ERMA, MILLIE JOSEPHINE, MELVIN / MELVILLE, and INZA PAULINE. Erma later in 1920 was in the Las Andeles, area living with an aunt ALMA T. EASTERDAY SWARTZ ( her husband was CHARLES SWARTZ) and her son LAWERENCE SWARTZ. Family story goes that Melvin also went to Calif. Inza married and later lived in Parkville, MO. Would like to share what I have on this family. Have a large group photo taken on the 4th of July at the LOVELAND home.
Roy Phillips Miers

EMAHIZER, Arthur J  posted 11-1-03
Arthur J EMAHIZER lived in Ark City in the 1940's and/or 1950's. He was blind and traveled the country demonstrating the abilities of blind people. Late 1950 or early in 1951, he was in a trailer house fire that killed a child. Any information ill be appreciated. .   Jean

SHOUSE, Beulah  posted 9-25-03
I'm looking for Beulah SHOUSE b. Apr. 22, 1924 in CO d Dec. 1988 I wanted info on The State Training School in Walnut, Kansas in 1930. Beulah was there at that time, she was 5 or 6 yrs. I want to find out anything about the school or her.   Arleenmg@aol.com

JORDAN, EASTMAN, HOYT, MAY and PETER  posted 9-25-03
I am researching the surnames of JORDAN, EASTMAN, HOYT, MAY and PETER. I have some information and would love to share info with anyone with interests. Also looking for anyone who might have directions to any cemetery, that might be considered a "privatecemetery" in Cowley County, these have been difficult to find, so any help at all would be appreciated. I am in the process of finding as many as possible.     Karen Rodenbaugh

VAN NICE, Russell   posted 10-16-03
I have been trying to locate information regarding my Great Uncle. His Name was Russell Van Nice. Very little is known about him, other than he lived (and possibily died) in Winfield State Hospital. I am guessing he died sometime between 1925 and 1945. With so little information, I don't know where to start. Most of my Fathers family have passed away, but this is one relative noone would talk about. Can anyone give me someplace to start?    Joan Van Nice

Would like to locate other descendants of Albertus and Sarah Gaston HOLLINGSWORTH and Alexander B. and Rachel Hollett KENNEDY. Both couples settled in the Atlanta, KS area about 1876. Steve Kennedy

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