1996 Query Page

Barb Pike-Hruza Wed Aug 21, 1996
I am searching the marriage date of my maternal grandparents, Webb Howard McMILLAN and Mary Effie BONE, in Arkansas City. The year of marriage would be approximately 1913 - 1915.

Beverly Aldridge Mon Sep 2, 1996
looking for information about James Madison Aldridge who is buried in Riverview Cemetery Arkansas City, Cowley County, KS, dates he may have lived their, if he married Clara Watson their. He died december 27, 1894 in a train accident in Anthony, KS but was orginally from Arkansas City.

Jennifer Montgomery Thu Sep 5, 1996
Searching any DANIEL(S)!!! Where did Samuel and his son Hiram DANIEL go to Kansas. Family stories say Winfield, Cowley, KN. Hiram is supposed to be buried in a wheatfield in 1878, but where did Samuel, his father go? Samuel died in 1879, but where? If any info, call 1-800-579-0313 or write 9025 NE Schuyler, Portland, OR 97220. Am planning trip so if any ideas for my search, let me know. THANKS!

Dwayne Crandall Tue Sep 24 1996
Looking for anyone searching Cowley County, KS for the following surnames: CLARY, WHITE, WHITNEY, CAMPBELL. Also, any information on Siverd Post #85 GAR. See my home page on CLARY at //

Sharon Dickey Sharp Thu Sep 26 1996
I am looking for any students who attended Ark City High, Cowley County, Kansas in the year of 1967. Some students I remember are Barbara Brooks, Harvey Morgan, Susan Royster, Carolyn Smith, Dorathy Vore, Bill Mathews, Mary Branch and Craig Stafford. I haven't been back to Ark City in some time but have thought of these fellow students quite often. Any snail or e-mail addresses on these individuals is appreciated. [ANY other names/addresses of students graduating in 1967 is also appreciated.

Diana Davis Sun, 06 Oct 1996
Looking for info on Lenora Agnes Gimmaka She was born in Winfield 1884. Mother died in Winfield: Mryiah Jane Cameron Gimmaka died 12-24-1891. If anyone knows what happened to her or the mother please contact me.

Marilyn Cain Sun, Oct 6 1996
Looking for information on anyone related to Jefferson Hammon(d) b. 3-20-1835 in Perry Co., OH. Died 4-27-1900 in Udall, KS. He is buried at Ninnescah Cemetery. His 1st wife was Rachel Rutter, 2nd wife was Louisa Marion Kinnison whom he married 5-22-1867 in Doniphan Co., KS. She died 11-5-1879 in Udall, KS. She is buried next to him at Ninnescah. 3rd wife was Jane M. (Manley) Smith. Jefferson's children were: Florence May b. ?, Lillie Mariah b. 1856, Oliver Granville b. 1858, , Jeremiah b. 1859, Laura Jane b. 1861, Albert b. 1868, Aety (Aeta/Ada) b. 1873, Edgar b. 1876. Jefferson's siblings were: Mary b. 1829, Jacob b. 1837, Margaret b. 1838, Frances Marion b. 1844, George b. 1846, Sarah Ann b. 1849, Isaiah b. 1850, Susan b. 1855. Jefferson's parents were Stephen Hammon(d) b. 1809 in CT and Mary Dains b. 1809 Guernsey Co., OH. Some of the family are buried at Ninnescah Cemetery, Red Bud Cemetery, and Springside Cemetery in Cowley Co., KS. Family also lived in Doniphan Co., Montgomery Co., and Chautaqua Co. Known counties of residence were Doniphan, Montgomery, Chautaqua, and Cowley. Any information will be appreciated. Thanks!

Larry McCune Thu Oct 10 1996
Cowley County, KS Rural Burden Family of Adam Fisher Sitton

Kenneth L. Forbes Wed Oct 23 1996
I am looking for additional information on Eben (Ebenezer) FORBS (FORBES) and his descendants.
His name has been spelled a variety of ways: Ebban / Eben / Ebin / Ebenezer / Eban / Eaben / Eb. ~~ Forbes / Forbs / Firbs / Forbz / Fordes. Born: 1826 in Fairmount Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. Died: April 14, 1898 at the Soldier's Home in Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas. Buried: Prairie Grove Cemetery, Cottonwood Falls, Chase Co., Kansas.
// First Enlistment ~~ Civil War //
Enlisted: September 10, 1861 at Fairmount Township for 3 years service.
Private - Company F, 53rd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.
Discharged: November 19, 1862 at Fort McHenry, Maryland.
Fractured right ankle while on duty in Washington, DC on November 28, 1861.
Pension Claim #11,852

//Second Enlistment ~~ Civil War //
Reenlisted: August 22, 1864 at Scranton, PA.
Private - Company A, 143rd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.
Honorably Discharged: June 12, 1865 at Hart Island, New York Harbor.
He lived in Fairmount Township, Luzerne County, PA before the war.
He lived in Harveyville, PA after the war.
In March 1876, he relocated to Elmdale, Kansas.
He was a farmer.
He was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic

His 1st wife in Luzerne County, PA was named Rosette.
He married Rebecca Priscilla MAXWELL on December, 7, 1876 in Elmdale, Kansas.
Her parents were M.A. and Ellen (____) MAXWELL [KY/IL].
They had a son named Archie P. FORBES, b: Abt 1878, d: April 1944.
Archie died at Winfield, KS and buried in Elmdale Cemetery, Elmdale, KS.
Thanks! Kenneth L. Forbes, 12105-157th Street Court East, Puyallup, WA 98374

John Ortega Sun Oct 27 1996
BUTLER, Selma Geneva. Born 10/26/14 near Cedar Vale, Cowley Co. or Chautauqua Co.; father John; mother Della CLOYD; sisters Sylvia, Fern. Family left KS in 20s for CA. Seeking info on family background.

Jim Wick Sat, 02 Nov 1996
Am looking for information on the Walker and McQuen surnames. John Bunn Walker and wife Rosa (Toreson) Walker are buried in Tisdale cemetary. John Bunn's sister Leeona Walker married a McQuen and died about 1961or2 (who is buried at Union Cemetery) in Arkansas City. I remember attending the funeral but that is about all. I think Leeona had a son John who lived in Winfield or Arkansas City would be in his 80's or 90's if alive. Also does anyone know if John Hamilton Walker is buried at Tisdale cemetery. Trying to trace their parents. Is anyone looking into this line. Thanks for any assistance you might be able to provide.
Jim Wink

Judith Tickel Need Tue Nov 5 1996
I am seeking information concerning James F; Lee; Tickel (1878- 1932). Lee was a barber in Arkansas City, KS Cowely County.

Don Watson Sun Nov 10 1996
My dad recently came into possession of some tapes made with his aunt at the age of 94. In it she revealed some details of his Gr-Grandparents, that was previously unknown. Richard Lane Newman married Edith Mae Luke in 1887 or 1888 in El Dorado, KS. Richard is reportedly from Kentucky and Edith from Missouri. Their first children were twins born in El Dorado on 8/8/1889; Faith Taliferro Newman (my Grandmother) & Ruth Lane Newman. The next child, Hazel Edith Newman, was born 9/8/1890 in Junction, KS. Soon thereafter, the family removed to Texas. ANY information on ANYBODY here listed would be GREATLY appreciated. Apparently, not much of this family's history was related to dad or his older brothers and sisters, so very little is known.
I wanted to post to Cowley County as the new information identified El Dorado as a possible place of marriage for Newman / Luke. I have since located the Luke family in Butler County on the 1880 census. I suspect that the Newman family is in the same vicinity and would like to post to Cowley...but I have no direct evidence that anyone is in fact in that county.

Art Miller Tue Nov 12 1996
I am looking for John M. Miller who was born about 1834 in Marion County, Ky. Parents were David Miller Jr. and Elmira Thomas of Marion County. I know he went to Kansas, not sure where. Following up on clue that he might have ended up in Cowley Co. I would be most grateful if someone could check 1880 or 1900 census(or any other source) to see if he shows up.

Randy Winch Fri Nov 15 1996
Need information on my g grandmother. Just found out a few days ago that while she was born in Ohio, she grew up and married (1st) in Kansas. Her name was Martha Magdaline Wright, daughter of Samuel Evans Wright b 1865 and Rebecca Clark Wright b 1841. The Samuel Wright family moved to Kansas when Martha was 13-15 years. Her siblings were George Monroe Wright b 1865, Emma Frances, b 1868, Sarah Alice b 1873, John Wright b 1879& Marion A. b 1882. Martha was b 1870. She married (1st) James Abner McCollum b 1859, in Arkansas City, Cowley, Kansas 1888. Also need info on James Abner McCollum's parents. She ended up in Oklahoma, after she and James Abner ran for land in the Oklahoma land rush. Would appreciate any help.
Diana Davis Tue, 19 Nov 1996
I am looking for a William Berry Montfort who was in Kansas, not sure where, but ended up in OKC He was born 10-17-1846. His wife was Affair Allen Collins b. Feb. 8, 1949 They had five children. Second child was Wade Hampton Montfort born 8-18-1880. His wife was Lenora Agnes Gimmaka born 1884 Winfield Ks.
If anyone has info on this line. please contact me.
Thank You!
Nora Hiatt Sat Nov 23 1996
Seeking information on Vina Jane MANAR born 1879 near Winfield, Cowley Co. Parents Andrew MANAR and Mary KNOWLES. All help appreciated

Lucinda L Wales Fri, 29 Nov 1996
We are supposedly related to John Brown (civil war fame?) whose mother was a Sprague. What is the story on John Brown? Also looking for information on Esther Minerva (Poole) Sprague who moved back to her native home in Winfield Kansas after her husband Oliver Robert Sprague died in Greenville, Miss. Any type of information will be appreciated.
Thank you, Lucinda
Lee M Huston Thu, 05 Dec 1996
Huston,Fremont b.11 Mar 1862, Dallas Co,Ia d.10 Oct 1935 Winfield, Cowley Co, Ks Buried. Union cemetary. Moved to El Dorado, Butler Co with Parents Jonathan B. Huston and Sarah (Sally) Ann Flinn in 1878. M.16 June 1894 to Riley Ann Houchin b.13 May 1863, Logan Co, Il,d.23 June 1931, Winfield, Ks. Buried. Union cemetary. Riley moved to El Dorado with her mother and step-father in 1878. Fremont was noted for his ability as a marksman. Fremont and Riley Ann lived in Perry, Ok for a number of years. Son Lee Merrill was born in El Dorado 1 Aug 1897.
J. MINTERS Fri Dec 20 1996
I am interested in my ancestors on my mothers side who resided in Winfield KS (Cowley County) during the eighteen hundreds by the name of Palmer or Blackwell. Duke Palmer seems to be very prominent in the stories told by family members of a generation ago. Anything on these families?

Susan Sun Dec 22 1996
My great grandfather, Melvin Edward Elms was born in Winfield (Cowley Co.) Kansas in 1879 to James Elms and Luiza Brooks. He had an older sister named Nettie. Luiza was born in Colorado in 1859 and Nettie was born in Missouri in 1877. I have no other information on this family. If you have any information on this family please let me know.
Betty Russell Tue Dec 31 1996
I'm looking for information on John J. Mann married to Martha Dukes and lived in Linn county Ks. in 1875. He had a son born on July 14, 1875 named George Monroe Mann in Mammoth, Ks. Also had a son named Fred Mann born in Winfield, Ks. Nov. 3, 1870, Cowley county. I'm looking for any information about this family. Send to Betty Russell 30 Flintlock Dr. Howell, NJ 07731 or E-mail

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