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Adkins, Armstrong, Baughman, Beck, Bennett, Bennett, Bolin, Brewington, Brickwell, Bryant, BURGESS, BUSBY, Campbell, Camps, Camps, Chambers, Clark, Clark, Coffman, COX, Davis, Dougherty, Dougherty, Dougherty, Dougherty, elk falls pictures, Elting, ERDMAN, Fisher, Frazer, Gibson, Gould, Griffith, HANNEGAN, Hayhurst, HINTON, Howard KS, HUGG, Hurt, Jackson, Jesse, Johnson, Jones, Leffingwell, Lewis, Lewis, Ligget, McKnight, McLean, MILLER, Miller, Musson, Passmore, Pemberton, Peterson, PINER, Probate Records, RAGAN, RAMBO, REAGAN, Redick, Rentfro, Rentfro, RICHARD, Robbins, Rogers, SCHUL, Spanaugle, Spangler, SPUNAUGLE, Spunaugle, Stockdales, Swisher, Taylor, Templer, Thomas, Thompson, Thompson, Town Pictures, TRIMBLE, TURNBOUGH, VAIL, VanBuskirk, Walker, Warring, Wegand, willis

Topic: VanBuskirk, Baughman,Armstrong,Wegand
From: luza16@hotmail.com
Date: Monday, December 04, 2000 10:49 AM

Simon Van Buskirk~m~Alvira Tibbetts in IN..moved to KS 1884;son John Thomas~m~Ida Belle Baughman, Feb. 1893; dau.Ethel May Van Buskirk~m~Roy Ellsworth Wegand, Jan 1912 in Howard, KS...would greatly appreciate any info on any of these folks. Thanks
NLQA >> luza16@hotmail.com <<

From: Susan Ellerman ellerman@mindspring.com
Date: Monday, November 27, 2000 08:38 PM

I was wondering if anyone could provide any information on any SCHUL's or MUELLER's??

Thank You..

Topic: Davis and Brewington
From: Gaynor MacLaren Mr.Gaynor@Juno.com
Date: Wednesday, November 22, 2000 12:24 AM

Any information concerning Davis' around the turn of the century, or of the Brewingtons. Grandmother, Minnie Mae Davis married EJ Richard 1905 in Elk Falls. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Gaynor MacLaren

From: Geraldine Stafford geraldine1930@aol.com
Date: Sunday, December 17, 2000 11:13 PM


From: Gaynor MacLaren Mr.Gaynor@juno.com
Date: Wednesday, November 22, 2000 12:21 AM

Looking for relatives related to the Richard family who lived around Elk Falls in the 1900's. Also any connection with Davises and Brewingtons. EJ married Minnie Mae Davis in Elk Falls 1905. Believe Minnie Mae might have been related to Brewingtons from Bates County Mo. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks Gaynor MacLaren Email to Mr.Gaynor@juno.com

Topic: Beck Family in Elk County
From: Misty Forsman misty.forsman@att.net
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2000 07:29 PM

I am trying to find information on my great-grandmothers family. Her name is Anna Katherine Beck, born September 20, 1886 in Elk County Kansas. Her father was Edward Beck and she was supposed to have a brother, Roy, and two sisters, Alice and Grace. I have been unable to find any trace of them. Has anyone ever heard of this family or have any information that could help my search? Thank you.

From: Stanton Baker stanbak@coffey.com
Date: Friday, February 16, 2001 05:17 PM

I too am looking for information on Beck. I have an Ella Baker who married a William Beck there on 22 Aug 1874. They left there and moved to Kelso Washington. I have no other information. Stanton

Topic: BURGESS, Moline Cemetery
From: Barbara HolmanBE@aol.com
Date: Sunday, November 05, 2000 05:08 PM

Cemetery Lookup

Catherine Malinda Cox Burgess died in Moline. I am wondering if she and her husband, Rev. Vardery Burgess, are buried there? He died in 1877, she died after 1860. I appreciate any help you might offer me.


From: Geraldine Stafford geraldine1930@aol.com
Date: Sunday, November 05, 2000 05:06 PM


Topic: elk falls pictures
From: Geraldine Stafford geraldine1930@aol.com
Date: Sunday, November 05, 2000 04:52 PM

I have a picture sent to me by an aunt that apeared in howard county citizen it is just a newspaper clipping but shows my father in the downtown of elk falls. This was some time ago. wonder if the newspaper would have a copy or something.

Topic: Spunaugle Dougherty Chambers at turn of century
From: Yvonne Vares vareskin@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday, November 04, 2000 11:56 AM

I have children of George A Dougherty b 1840
Ky & Susie J Moris b 02 03 1850 Io.
Susan E b 1862 Mo m Thorton A Chambers(I have no information on him. Or where they went)
Mary E Dougherty m John A Spunaugle 1898
Arnilda Mollie Dougherty b 1868 Mo m Dryer b Eng. had Mary Drier & John Drier b Mo
George A Dougherty b 1875 d 1876
Nora Dougherty b 1871 m B. B. Spanaugle 1900
Elmer H Dougherty b 1886 d 1887
The Spunaugle Brothers ran a Dray Comany in Howard for years. Would like to contact any family member.

From: Geraldine Stafford geraldine1930@aol.com
Date: Sunday, November 05, 2000 04:27 PM

I went to school with a claude dougherty in elk falls in 1937or 1938 have a school class picture. is this any of your family. will copy and send if needed.

From: Yvonne Vares vareskin@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2001 04:04 PM

This is the thrid try. It is very possible that Claude Dougherty is a cousin. Do lets contact. My email is vareskin@yahoo.com

Topic: Benjamin Hayhurst/Hannah Passmore 1800s
From: Bandit@erinet.com
Date: Friday, November 03, 2000 06:22 PM

Searching for information on Benjamin HAYHURST born Fayette County, Pennsylvania August 6, 1793. Married Hannah PASSMORE most likely in PA circa 1811. Lived in Miami County, Ohio and McComb, Illinois. At some point, relocated to Grenola, Kanas in Elk County and died there in 1878. Any information of use. Bandit@erinet.com

Topic: Family lines: RAGAN, REAGAN, Walker, Pemberton
From: smorris592@earthlink.net
Date: Saturday, October 28, 2000 07:31 PM

Looking for Moses RAGAN or REAGAN,b. 1791, TN and wife, Mary "Polly" (Walker), b. 1796 KY, probably died in Elk Co. Found on 1860 census in Coffey Co. in Burlingtown TWP, and 1870 in Belville Twp, Howard Co. Son, James T. REAGAN, b. 1834, IN and wife Martha (Pemberton) - daughter, Ada Bulah, b. 1869 Sudan, Chautauqua Co. and daughter Rachel Ida b. ca. 1873 in Howard Co. Looking for other ancestors or descendents. -

Topic: Clark- Ligget marriage
From: Ann amurphy12@cox.net
Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2000 07:30 PM

Emma Clark mar. Enoch Ligget March 12, 1884 Howard,elk Co. ks. Need information on this marriage. amurphy12@cox.net Ann

Topic: Musson (Willard or James Willard), born 1902
From: D. M. Camp lxl62313@qwest.net
Date: Sunday, October 22, 2000 05:19 PM

Am trying to trace my father, James Willard Musson (Elk City, Kansas), born November 23, 1902, to May Musson and John Jay Swink. Have found references to his only brother, Richard Hobart Musson, but cannot find that my father was ever even born. His parents divorced, his mother resumed her maiden name. My father married Rhoda Alberta Imel, of Elk City, in Independence, KSS, June 20, 1929. Would appreciate any input anyone can provide.

D. M. Camp

From: Geraldine Stafford geraldine1930@aol.com
Date: Sunday, December 17, 2000 11:26 PM


Topic: Spangler
From: Donald Grossman grossman10@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday, October 08, 2000 05:57 PM

Searching for information on Henry Spangler (b 1811 in Berks Co, PA; d 1886 Linn Co, KS), who was a resident of Howard City, Elk Co, KS in the 1870s and early 1880s. He previously lived in Linn Co, KS and returned there to spend the remainder of his life. Also looking for his children: Caroline, Jacob and Amos (all born in Ohio) who may have located in Elk Co. Any help appreciated.

Topic: McKnight
From: Jean McKnight hdhunter@kscable.com
Date: Sunday, October 08, 2000 03:11 PM

Looking for info on any McKnight Families.
Christopher F. McKnight and Rebecca Napier McKnight, I need the death date and place of burial for Christopher.
Jonathon E. McKnight and Elander Ann Fletcher McKnight, 2nd wife Ann.
Any info will be greatly appreciated.
Jean McKnight

email address has changed to:

Topic: Fisher
From: Donald Grossman grossman10@yahoo.com
Date: Friday, September 15, 2000 04:56 PM

Have a Thomas Fisher who was to have died in
Kansas 01 July 1911 at an age of 100. Believe
he may have been Elk County. as his son Henry Fisher that married Susannah Graves died there. Any info on Fisher's is helpful.

Topic: Brickwell family
From: Lynne Denney lynne@willapabay.org
Date: Thursday, September 14, 2000 10:57 PM

I am looking for any Brickwell Family that may have lived in or around Elk County, Moline, Kansas.

Topic: Lewis and Rentfro and Bennett Familys
From: Lola Stout kitty@kans.com
Date: Sunday, September 10, 2000 10:15 AM

Looking for info on Lewis and Rentfro and Bennett famlyies of Elk County. Elk Falls, and Oak Valley, and Elk City.

Lola Stout kitty@kans.com

From: Lynne Denney lynne@willapabay.org
Date: Saturday, September 09, 2000 08:25 PM

I am looking for three brothers families, Cyrus,Richard and Fred Miller. Their parents where George and Martha Miller of Moline, Kansas, there where several siblings, George died and left Martha with the children to raise. Cyrus was born about 1878,Richard about 1877 and Fred about 1883. This family was came from Illinois to Kansas about 1890.

From: Jamie Ritchie ritchie1953@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday, March 06, 2002 04:14 PM

Where was George Miller at the age of 15 yrs old? I have a George Miller born abt.1865.Jamie

Topic: Clark from New York
From: Ann Murphy amurphy12@cox.net
Date: Sunday, September 03, 2000 10:59 AM

I am looking for information on the children of Daniel & Lucianna Clark before 1875. Grenola, Elk Co Ks. Isaac H. Clark b. 1845 Ny mar. Amanda [would like to know where buried] Nettie mar. William L. Corser, Anna mar. William Dory, Frank Daniel b. Aug. 13, 1860 mar. Lulu Collens, Charles H. b. Feb. 24, 1863 mar. Harriet Perry Feb. 23, 1896 Chat. Co Ks. All if these children are buried Greenlawn Cem. Grenola, Elk Co. Ks.Ann
Will share information.

Topic: John Campbell
From: Ann Murphy mommurph@powwwer.net
Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2000 11:56 PM

Would Like to find grave for John Campbell in Elk County died around 1900 or before.

From: Ann Murphy amurphy12@cox.net
Date: Friday, August 23, 2002 01:01 PM

Still looking for JOHN B. CAMPBELL b. about 1836 Ky. d. unknown
Family buried Greenlawn Cem. Grenola,Ks.
1. Mother ELIZABETH [BROWN] CAMPBELLb. Dec. 8, 1810 Mason
Co. Ky. d. Dec. 21, 1885
2. Sister-in-law ELISE A. WALWORTH CAMPBELLb. Feb. 13, 1861 d. Mar. 31, 1885 4 sons, SILAS M., SILAS F., SILAS, GROVER
3. Sister-in-law CAROLINN T. [DOTY] CAMPBELL b. Jan. 18, 1841 Ashabula, Ohio d. Aug. 6, 1930
4. Daughter CHARITY E. [CAMPBELL] ARBUCKLE b. 1869 Hampshire Tsp. Kane Co. Ill. D. Dec. 21, 1895
5.Son EDWIN EASTMAN CAMPBELL b. Sept. 28, 1857-1864 Hampshire Tsp. Kane Co. Ill. d. Sept. 28, 1947 buried Fairlawn Cem. Stillwater, Payne Co. Ok. married Nov. 13, 1888 Elk Co. Ks. CLARA EDITH [JOHNSON] CAMPBELL Willis b. May 8, 1875 Howard Co. [ later Elk Co. Ks.] d. Mar. 9, 1943 buried Faitlawn Cem. Stillwater, Ok.

In my research Edwin bought 8 cem. plots 1896 and marked half of it with rocks. Before Edwin & Clara moved to Ok. They buried 2 children.
1. JAMES or JIMMY b. Oct. 30, 1892 d.
unknown maybe died 1896-1897, smoke from grass fire.
2. ETHEL b. April 26, 1897 d.1897-1900

If you have any CAMPBELL, BROWN, DOTY,JOHNSON,WILSON, CHILDS, ARBUCKLE, MOORE, CLARK, PERRY, STRICKLAND, in Howard Co.1870, or Elk Co. 1875 to present please e-mail
me. amurphy12@cox.net

Topic: HINTON Family
From: Quinton King quinton_@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday, July 25, 2000 03:28 PM

Francis Marion HINTON and his wife Mary PILLARS HINTON lived in Elk County in the early 1900s. His son Arthur William HINTON lived near him. William was a carpenter.

Does anyone have any information about Francis Marion HINTON and Mary? I know that Francis died in Elk County, but do not know where.

I would appreciate any help you may have.


Topic: Edwin willis and Mary Elting of Elk co.
From: Howard Elting eltingh@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2000 03:08 PM

I am looking for information on my great grandfather Edwin willis who lived in Moline
from 1885 until his death. His wife was Mary L. Dunlap. They had one son Van Vechten and a daughter Roma. I would appreciate any help you may be able to give me.

From: Roma J. Turner romaj1@msn.com
Date: Sunday, March 23, 2003 05:13 PM

I am the great granddaughter of Edwin Willis Elting and Mary Lenore Elting. You will probably also hear from my second cousing Howard Elting who is also a great grand son. I am anxious to know how you are related to us.

Roma J. Turner, Springfield, MO

Topic: Surname Jesse
From: Orgie Hall tamok@earthlink.net
Date: Friday, July 07, 2000 11:08 AM

Looking for any info about anyone in Elk Cnty with any knowledge of a Jesse surname or any relation. I am particularly interested in the late 1800 and early 1900s.

Topic: Frederick H. Gould 1880 Census
From: Cindy Sinclair sinclaircl@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday, July 06, 2000 07:11 PM

I am looking for information on Frederick H. Gould who appeared in the Elk County 1880 Census.He was 68 years old at the time. His wifes name was Eliza and three daughters were listed with him Sophia Rose,Anna H.,and Mersylvia. He later died and his wife remarried a man by the last name of Mitchell.Has anybody heard of him or do you know if he might be buried in Elk Co.,Any information would be greatly appreciated. C.Sinclair

Topic: Redick family of Longton, Elk CO
From: Robin Simoneaux birds4214@aol.com
Date: Tuesday, July 04, 2000 11:12 AM

I am looking for information on the Norman Redick family. They were located in Longton in the very early 1900s. I would like to find and obit or news article for Norman and Alma Redick. They both died an Dec. 19, 1918 at Longton. Norman was returning from a train trip and suffered a massive heart attack and the story goes that when Alma found him at the station when she went to pick him up, she also died from shock. I am sure that there would be some sort news article about this happening. They were both shipped back to PA, Beaver maybe to be buried.
Thank you for any help.

Topic: Lillian May Miller
From: Lynne Denney denneyseven@yahoo.com
Date: Monday, June 26, 2000 11:25 PM

I am looking for anyone who has information on a Miller Family that lived in Moline in Elk County, she was born 1891. I do not know her parents name.

From: Kimberly Urban kdu001@aol.com
Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2000 06:23 PM

I am researching my Great grandparents from Kansas. This is my father's side and my Grandparents are deceased so I have really little information besides my Great grandparents and some of my Grandparent's siblings' names.
My Great grandparents on my Grandfather's side are Jessie Owen Turnbough married to Bessie Mae Vail. Children Arthur, Rosie, Lillian, Jessie and Albert. There was one other child but do not know their name. My Great grandparents on my Grandmother's side are Jess Marc Spunaugle married to Ada Cox on October 6,1915 in Osevego, Kansas. Both were from Chetopa, Kansas. Children- Wanda, Daniel and Lillian. Any help would be appreciated.

Topic: Frazer/Gibson Murders of 1890
From: Debi Chadwick chadwick@law.com
Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2000 02:40 PM

To anyone interested I have finished the book about the murders of John Frazer and William Gibson who were killed during the range wars of 1890 in Elk and Chatauqua counties.
Blatherskites:The Frazer/Gibson Murders is available from Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com and many other booksellers. A copy will also be donated to the Moline Library soon. Thanks
D.A. Chadwick
ISBN 0595090915 Writer's Club Press

Topic: Peter and William Coffman
From: Kim Coffman cin-kim-ofkc@worldnet.att.net
Date: Sunday, June 11, 2000 04:22 PM

I'm looking for any info. on Peter Coffman and his son, William Coffman. I have been told that there are pictures in a museum in Grenola, Kansas on some of our relatives. If anyone has info. on this family, please contact me at cin-kim-ofkc@worldnet.att.net
Thanks in advance.

Topic: Probate Records
From: Jo Hutson ajsenth@msn.com
Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2000 12:50 PM

I am interested in a Probate Record, before 1906.
Does anyone know who to write to obtain a copy?
Thank you Jo

From: Ann Murphy amurphy12@cox.net
Date: Friday, August 23, 2002 11:36 AM

You can write Elk Co. Courthouse Howard, Ks. 67349

Topic: Peterson, Jackson, Margaret A (Pool)
From: Alice F. Lacy Miller Windle atoodles@aol.com
Date: Tuesday, May 30, 2000 12:30 AM

My Gt. Gt. Gt. Grandmother died on Jan 4, 1870 in Howard County, KS, which later was divided into Elk and Chautauqua Counties. She was married to Jesse Peterson at the time. Jesse married Ellen (Driskill) Hunt soon after Margaret's death in about 1872. I would like to find the grave or townsite that Margaret died and the marriage of Jesse Peterson and Ellen (Driskill) Hunt. There was also a step-son, Alexus Benjamin Jackson that I have been unable to locate. His sister Mary Loretta Jackson married in Cowley County, KS to James T. Driskill.
Any help would be appreciated.

Alice (Campbell) Windle

Topic: Harry L. Stella Dougherty Thompson 1975
From: Yvonne Vares vareskin@hotmail.com
Date: Monday, May 29, 2000 07:32 PM

I have a Harry Lee Thompson m 08 05 1895 to Stella Dougherty d of Robert Dougherty. Stella and husband lived and died on the home place. Stella's date of death is Dec 1975. They had three children:
Orville Thompson m Vera I don't have dates
Maude Thompson m Earl Jones
Bernice Thompson m Walter Martin
Would anyone reconize any of these names? They resided in Howard.
Robert Dougherty & wife Mary Chambers had organized a church in Howard. Is there a Genealogical Society in Howard I can contact?

Topic: Bolin-Dougherty m 1891 Howard Ks
From: Yvonne Vares vareskin@hotmail.com
Date: Monday, May 29, 2000 07:17 PM

I have Gary Melvin Bolin son of Rev Daniel Bolin b 07 24 1868 Wis married to Daisy Dougherty b 06 11 1875 m 09 01 1891 at the home of the bride by Rev James ClintonThey had two sons born on:
Robert David Bolin 02 12 1901 Howard Ks
Theodore Wilson Bolin 01 09 1904 Howard Ks the bride was daughter of Robert & Mary Chambers Dougherty residing in White Oak Twp district. Does anyone know of these families?
There were two families of Chambers & Doughertys living in Howard. Not related.

Topic: Spanaugle's Thompson Dougherty Moris Bolin
From: Yvonne Vares vareskin@hotmail.com
Date: Saturday, May 27, 2000 02:03 PM

I have on the George Dougherty family marriages listed for: Howard, Elk, Kansas
Nora Dougherty B. B. Spanaugle b 1875 Iowa
Registered 12 30 1900 m April 18 1898
Mary C Dougherty John A Spanaugle b 1876 Iowa
Registered January 22 1899 m April 18 1898
Performed by Rev. Daniel Bolin

Parents are;
John S Spanuagle m Mary Thompson
Does anyone know of these Spanaugle's &
George's oldest daughter, Susie E m to Thorton Chambers
Stella Dougherty m Harry S Thompson 08 05 1895.
There is an Asa Thompson Judge who signed several marriage records.
Thank you for reading this

Topic: HUGG, John
From: Eleanor Hugg ehcmags@aol.com
Date: Sunday, April 30, 2000 07:53 AM

Seeking descendants of John Hugg (b. 1831 IL)and Helen McClure. They had 4 children: Charlotte, Samuel, John Jr. & Frank. He is the son of Elijah & Deliverance Hugg b. NJ, d. IL.

Topic: BUSBY Cemetary in Elk County
From: Diana Busby-Knight knight@roguewave.com
Date: Thursday, April 27, 2000 06:22 PM

Is there someone out there who is familiar with the Busby Cemetery located in Elk Co., SW of Fall River, Wilson Co.?

I have Busby relatives who were last known to be in that area, but I have been unable to locate where they are buried. Just learned of this cemetery and am hoping upon hope they are there.

The Busby names are Abram Cade Busby, Susannah (LEACH)Busby. Following are the children whom I can't find burial places for:

Daniel Boone Busby My ggrandfather
Mary Alice Busby
Belle Busby
John E. Busby
William Alonzo Busby
Harriet Busby
Earl Busby

I have seen Susannah, Daniel, Earl and Cyrus on the Wilson County, 1900 Census in Wilson County. Susannah was a widow by this time.

Would greatly appreciate any help you could give.

Diana Busby-Knight

From: darrell & dorothy pinegar dpinegar@rectec.net
Date: Thursday, April 27, 2000 07:59 PM

Hi Diana

Don't have much for you, but I did see the Bushy Cemetery on the Elk
Co.,Ks~~KsGenWeb. (skyway.lib.ks.us/genweb/elk/research.html) and the
second page lists a contact in Howard, KS. I was also given the name
Millie Martin, 303 s Walnut, Howard, KS 76349 Ph 1-316-374-2244 as another
person that is helpful in obtaining information.


Topic: Rogers, Thomas, Templer, McLean
From: Charlie Templer chartemp@aol.com
Date: Monday, April 24, 2000 08:00 AM

Several of us are researching a new-found connection to the family of Samuel Oliver Rogers and Sarah Jane Miller of the Elk County area. They are found in the 1870 US Census in Howard County in the Elk Falls township. We know very little about Samuel and Sarah Rogers other than the information available from their gravestones in Grace Lawn Cemetery in Howard, KS.

Their family consists of Elmyra Belle Rogers, m. to Stuart Hawthorne McLean; Ida May Rogers, m. to John McLean (brother of Stuart McLean); Emma J. Rogers, m. (1) to a ? Shelby, (2) to Charles ? Schofield; James Oliver Rogers, m. to Flora May Thomas, daughter of William G. Thomas and Isabel Chadwick; and Howard Henry Rogers, m. to Viola Rose Templer, daughter of George W. Templer and Eliza Jane Chadwick.

We have learned a little about the family of Elmyra Rogers McLean, know very little about the family of Ida Rogers McLean, even less about the family of Emma Rogers Shelby Schofield, and have quite a bit on the family of James Oliver Rogers and Howard Henry Rogers.

We would like to talk to any family members who might know more of this family so that we may better understand our family relationships in the Elk and Greenwood county areas.

Contact me at chartemp@aol.com and we thank you for your time.

Charlie Templer

From: ????
Date: Sunday, November 05, 2000 04:44 PM

I grew up in elk falls and remember a h.h.rogers who ran a grocery store in the l930"s. in the family bible it shows he was a witness to my fathers wedding in 1923. they were friends. Interesting???

From: Ruth Zollars ruthiezollars@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday, January 31, 2002 04:18 PM


I can give you a little information. My husband has relatives in the Busby cemetery so we go there around once a year. It is a small country cemetery north of Longton. There is a very old school house nearby. There was once a town named Busby there, and that is where the cemetery got its name. My husband and his sister both say there are no Busbys buried there. I agree. I did look at all the stones a couple of times and I think I would have noticed a Busby because that is a name connected to my husband's family. His aunt (Alice Zollars) married Ben Busby. They had several children including a Robert, and an Earl. I don't have all the children's names here with me. My sister-in-law has the best recollections of family information, and she contacted Robert to see what he could tell us as well before I replied to your post. Uncle Ben was secretive about his family background. We know that he had a brother named John who had been in prison. We're not sure why. But Robert remembered one attempt by some of his family members to learn something more about the Busby family background. He said they went to the courthouse in Sedan Kansas (I belive that would be in Chautauqua county) and found some records. He also said that they went looking for the grave of Uncle Ben's father in some small country cemetery south of Sedan.

Sorry that's all I could give you at this time. Next time we go to Busby cemetery, I will take a look for the Busby name again, but I'm fairly certain I won't find it.

Good Luck!
Ruth Zollars

Topic: RAMBO
From: ????
Date: Sunday, April 09, 2000 12:10 PM

Searching for the family of Emma S. HORNER RAMBO who married Curtis RAMBO in Richland County,
Ohio on March 31, 1870. Emma's parents were John HORNER and Mary Ellen ROGERS. John and Mary
Ellen are buried in Shelby Oakland Cemetery, Richand County, Shelby, Ohio. John HORNER's obituary
states that Emma HORNER RAMBO lived in Elk Falls, Elk County, Kansas in Oct 13, 1899. Mary Ellen
HORNER's obituary does not show Emma as living in Sep 23, 1912. Any information on this family would
be greatly appreciated.

Topic: Bryant Family Ancestors
From: ????
Date: Friday, March 24, 2000 03:04 PM

Bryant, George E. Born 19 May 1880 In Elk County, KS Born 2 Jul 1879, Died 2 July 1913,Independence, KS, buried in Oak Valley Cemetery(Elk Co. KS) 3 July 1913. Brother Arthur Bryant, Sister Mrs. R.M. Kinzey.Father Thomas G. Bryant, Mother Martha Almea Howell, both born in North Carolina. Seeking contact with relatives and any other information.

Topic: Jones
From: ????
Date: Tuesday, March 21, 2000 01:30 PM

I am looking for information on THOMAS A. JONES b. November 27, 1838, d. March 16, 1905, and his wife, VERLINDA (ARCHER) JONES, b. 1839, d. July 2, 1901. Both died in Elk County and are buried in Clear Creek Cemetery. If you have any information on this line, I would love to hear from you!

Topic: Town Pictures
From: Lola Stout kitty@kans.com
Date: Sunday, March 19, 2000 11:28 AM

I'm looking for early day pictures of the following towns.

Elk City
Oak Valley
Elk Falls

Lola Stout

From: ????
Date: Wednesday, November 08, 2000 04:21 PM

as a small child we lived across the street from an elderly lady by the name of stout,this was about 1937,38and39.Just wondering if this was a connection.

Topic: Bennett, Adkins, Lewis, Rentfro
From: Lola Stout kitty@kans.com
Date: Sunday, March 19, 2000 11:11 AM

Looking for info on

Lola Lewis Stout

Topic: HANNEGAN of Painterhood Township
From: ????
Date: Saturday, March 18, 2000 08:12 PM

I am looking for information of my Great Grandfather, Daniel William HANNEGAN who had a homestead in the Painterhood Township. Daniel died of pneumonia after a wild ride in a driving rain storm during the dispute of Howard County. He was buried in his home region,but the family have not been able to find his grave site. It is presumed to be an unmarked grave. Any assistance in locating his burial spot would be greatly appreciated. Most likely spot to look for it would be the Busby cemetery since it would be the closest to his homestead. His widow Margaret Ann WYLEY Hannegan lost possession of the homestead after his death due to debts incurred. Although it is believed that she did sell a portion of the homestead prior to forfeiture. What would be the best way of locating information of Daniel Hannegan's death? He died sometime in 1884 when my grandfather was 14. Any information welcome.

Topic: Swisher, Asylums or Sanitoriums in 1890's?
From: Linda Swisher Allen LRSAllen@home.com
Date: Thursday, March 16, 2000 10:23 PM

I'm trying to find out what happened to my ancestor, Jacob Swisher in Elk
Co. KS in the 1890's. He and his sons and their families moved to the
Grenola area of Elk Co in ~1883 from Vermilion Co., IL. He and his wife,
Mary, received a land deed in 1883. Later sold some to his eldest son. In
the 1895 state census, he is listed as the head of the household. But in
1893 his wife, Mary, buys land in Grenola in her name only and in the 1895
census, he is not listed with her in Grenola or with any of the children.
Son Thomas is now head of the household on the farm. According to the
tombstone reading, he died April 16, 1900, and is buried in the Greenlawn
Cemetery in Grenola. He was 73 years old at the time of his death. So my
question is was there any insane asylums or TB sanitoriums or other health
sanitoriums in this region of Kansas around this time, 1890's? Trying to
find out if he was ill or something during this time. Does anyone else have
some ideas?

Linda Swisher Allen

Topic: Taylor
From: DJ Donnell Watson
Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2000 11:59 AM

Thank you for this opportunity! I am
researching any links to George Taylor
and Mary Bell Taylor. They are listed
in the 1880 Census for Elk County (Roll 45, Vol 6, Ed 87, Sheet 5, Line 45) as living
in the S 1/2 of Union Center, Elk County.
Children are Ettie, John Henry, George P,
Cordelia (mrd Joseph Kennedy Donnell), James,
Charley, and Martha. Any links to family
names and townships involved with this census would be appreciated.

DJ Donnell Watson

Topic: Leffingwell, John
From: ????
Date: Monday, March 13, 2000 10:40 AM

My name is Nancy and I'm looking for any information about my great grandparents. My grand parents names were grandfather E. Clair Leffingwell and my grandmother was Susie Dawson. They are both buried in Moline Ks but I seem to be at a standstill going any further back than that. any help would be appreciated.

Topic: Mary Isabel 'Belle' PINER & Rufus Johnson
From: Ken Robertson KRobert214@aol.com
Date: Thursday, March 02, 2000 10:01 AM

I am trying to confirm that Mary Isabel Piner and/or her husband Rufus Johnson are buried in a small cemetery at or near Grenola, Elk County, Kansas. Any help in that regard will be very much appreciated. I was hoping that someone on this county list had a cemetery publication for Grenola where they could look up the two people in question. Thanks!!

Ken Robertson
OK City, OK

From: ????
Date: Thursday, March 02, 2000 04:16 PM

Do not know that I have any help for you, but I have one page for the Grenola Cemetery. I am researching Pinegar and Piner is listed below the Pinegars. There is a Dola L., Ed. C. and Gay. The whole book is at the Grenola Historical Society which is located in their Museum and ran by Shirley Sweet.

Good luck


From: Brenda Shue shue@horizon.hit.net
Date: Sunday, May 06, 2001 02:26 PM

Mary Isabelle is buried at Greenlawn Cemetery in Grenola. Rufus died in Ft. Smith AR and is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery (Not sure if that is in Ft. Smith or Madison County where they used to live.)

How are you related? She is my Great-great grandmother. Her first husband John Ball was my line.

Brenda Shue
Neodesha, KS

Topic: Edward M. TRIMBLE
From: Gabrielle Trimble Browning dgdd4@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2000 11:47 AM

Am currently seeking information on the TRIMBLE family from Moline, Elk County, KS.
Edward Marion Trimble b. 7-9-1845 in Morgan Co. OH. d. 7-23-1895. Edward was married to Martha Frances McCain on 5-28-1877 Elk Falls, Elk Co., KS. Martha b. 1-1-1854 Hickman Co., KY. d. 12-28-1938 Moline, Elk Co., KS. Edward and brother William owned land in Moline.
They had the following children:

George Parmer TRIMBLE b. 2-24-1887 Moline, Elk Co., KS. d. 1-21-1939 Ottawa, Franklin Co., KS. Parmer was married to Maggie Brown where they lived until their divorce.

Daniel Robert TRIMBLE b. 1-18-1879 d. 6-24-1966 Tehama, CA. Daniel was married to 1)Nettie Fox 2)Bessie Webb

Nancy Elizabeth TRIMBLE b. 11-9-1880 Elk Falls, Elk Co., KS. d. 7-15-1932 Moline, Elk Co., KS.. She married William Harvey Frye 2-8-1899.

Any information on the above would be greatly appreciated.
Thanking you in advanced.
Gabrielle Trimble Browning

Topic: Hurt, Robbins
From: carl robbins@clatskanie.com
Date: Monday, February 14, 2000 03:19 PM

trying to find some one in or around howard ks knows any thing about lester jack hurt family.my mother is a hurt or was.married name robbins.any help would be greatful
thanks carl robbins@clatskanie.com

Topic: Griffith
From: ????
Date: Sunday, February 06, 2000 04:15 PM

Searching for connections to my Great Grandfather Green L. Griffith. Some of his children were Nancy [Nan] Randall,Permelia [Melia] Barger, James [Jim] Griffith, Green Griffith, Mary Craven, Levi [Ed] Griffith, Sarah [Emma] Garrison, Lewis Griffith, and Adeline [Addie] Chambers.

Topic: John Russell Warring
From: ????
Date: Friday, February 04, 2000 10:21 PM

I am searching for the burial site of John Russell Warring. Very possibly buried at Elk Falls. Does anyone know?

Topic: anyone live in Howard KS now?
From: colyer55@midamer.net
Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2000 05:45 PM

Am looking for someone that lives in or close to Howard KS. Am willing to pay for taking some photos of graves at Grace Lawn Cem and Piedmont Cem. Reply privately to colyer55@midamer.net

Topic: Camps
From: ????
Date: Monday, January 17, 2000 05:58 PM

Looking for information, documents and photograhs to copy concerning:
Williiam Anderson Camp and Sarah Elizabeth Jane Stockdale Camp and their children who were born in the Otter Creek Twp., Cowley County between 1878 and 1897:

They lived in the Grenola and Moline area.

Cindarella Elizabeth Neubecker, b. 12/29/1879
m. Edward A. Neubecker
Mary Ann Emo, b. 11/29/1881, m. Lon Emo
John Manasseh Camp, b. 1/29/1884, m. Tina May Tincher
Myrtle Alma Barnard, b. 11/03/1886, m. Clyde Coral Barnard
Benjamin H. Camp, b. 3/05/1889, m. Carrie Gibson
Bessie Rilla Hopper, b. 2/28/1891, m. John Hopper

Topic: Stockdales and Camps
From: ????
Date: Monday, January 17, 2000 05:47 PM

Looking for information on John Stockdale, b. 9/11/1833 and Cindarilla Davis Stockdale, b. 3/03/1836 and their children who homesteaded at Otter Creek Twp., Cowley Co., KS., in the spring of 1870 ; and later lived in or around Grenola, KS.


Francis Marion Stockdale, b. 12/23/1855
William Curtis Stockdale, b. 12/16/1856
Alice Ann Bartholomew, b. 10/15/1858
Sarah Elizabeth Jane Camp, b. 11/25/1860
James Alex Stockdale, b. 3/09/1863
Jacob W Stockdale, b. 10/23/1866
Deborah May Bishop, b. 7/24/1873
Celia J. DeWitt, b. 3/01/1877
Celia Thena, b. 1877m. Elmer DeWitt and resided in Burden, KS.

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