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Randall J. Mudge
Wondering if anyone has information about a John Henry and Ellen Mudge that I believe are buried in the Attica cemetery. They are my great great grandparents, and I would like to come visit the cemetery where they are buried. I have just moved to Kansas and am thrilled that I have found this connection!
Randy Mudge

Tammy Holton
Hester Francis Keys Mullendore Died in Harper Kansas abt 1932.

Mary Lou (Whitesell) Maltoni
My Mother was born near Harper, Ks. 11-01-1892 Any info about her family would be appreciated as i have none at all, no names except for sisters. Cordie 4-4-1875//Nanie 6-30-1882//Ora (Leora) 11-8-1883// Rose 11-11-1886//Susie 3-10--1888// Mattie 9-27-1889. 2 brothers Fred & ??. All the sisters stayed near Wellington & Wichita. Georgie May married Joseph Whitesell born 12-30-1887 Norton, Ks. 6 children--Paul--LaVane--Ruth--Lewis--Josephine(Jean Elaine) & myself Mary Lou all born in Ks. Moved to La. 1928

Evelyn Oden
I am looking for anyone with the surname of CLAWSON or FIRQUAIN in Harper county, Ks...Dead or Alive!!
Thanks, Evelyn in Oregon

Peggy Ricker
Seeking information and relatives of William Reuben ROWELL. b. 2 Dec 1846 Bowden, Carroll Co.,GA. Civil War vet. m. Cynthia Ann WRIGHT, dau of Henry & Mary (HART) WRIGHT. 10 children. d. 10 Apr 1923 by suicide. Came to Harper Co. 1883, long time Justice of Peace for Harper Co. 2nd m. to Martha FORD.

Rae Ball
I have been attempting to trace a lost relative, who appears to have gone to Harper, Kansas.
His name is Wm Roland Ball, and he was founder president and manager of Harper Normal School and Business College in 1887. I believe he was there until at least 1917.
His sister, Miss Madge M Ball was also on staff it seems.
He was married to Agnes.
His Grandfather, Thomas Ball and father, Samuel Ball emigrated from Wiltshire Eng to Ontario in 1830. Samuel moved to Coopersville, Mich, and I only recently traced the family there.
Can you find anything further on Roland? Did he have a family? Are there still Balls in the Harper area?
Thanks, Rae Ball, raeball@sympatico.ca

Diana L. Gill
CROWELL, MELVIN - Arthur F. CROWELL b. Jan 1851 Hamilton, Madison Co., NY m. ca. 1880 prob. Harper, Harper Co., KS Mary C. ___ who was b. Mar 1859 in IA. Ch: Edith CROWELL b. Nov. 1882 in Harper, KS; Vina CROWELL b. Aug. 1884 prob. Cato, Cayuga Co., NY m. poss. Charles MELVIN ca. 1903 Harper, KS; John CROWELL b. Mar 1890 Harper, KS and Esther CROWELL b. Apr. 1897 in Harper, KS. Arthur and Mary CROWELL divorced between 1897 and 1900. In 1900, Arthur was living in Grant, Harper Co., KS and worked as a farmer. Mary lived in Harper, Harper Co., KS from 1900 until at least 1920. Seek further info. on members of this family. Address: Diana L. Gill, 22121 NE 60th Street, Redmond, WA 98053. Email: diana@gill.net

Dick Horner
I am trying to date some old photos that were taken by:
J. H. Burgener
Photo Artist
Harper, KS
Is there any available resources for identifying this photographer and and when he was in business in Harper? The photos were presumably taken anytime after 1860 .
Dick Horner http://userweb.idsonline.com/rhorner

Dennis Crenshaw
I am looking for information about Alexander Campbell Crenshaw. He was born July 1853 in Kentucky. He married Cora Monroe who was born Jan.1867 in Michigan. AC as he was known, was the son Wm. Thompson Crenshaw who was born circa 1820 in Virginia and married Helen McGill who was born circa 1830 in Kentucky. AC was a minister and lived in the Harper,Anthony and Kingman area. He died in 1916 at Harper and Cora died in 1910 in Kingman.

Jerry D. Dyer
I am searching for the surname TRAVIS. Arrived from Fairbury, Ill. in the late 1880Ôs. Other connections are MUIR, VAN VALKENBURG, ALLEN, TROLLOPE,and PARKER. Most of these families remained in Harper, Sumner and across the stateline into Oklahoma.

E.E.Buck Arnold
I'm looking for the burial site of James {Jesse} Webster Arnold and his wife Mary Ann Graham Smith Arnold. The are supposedly buried side by side, at Union Cemetery in or near Harper. The site may be a GAR burial, with Mary Ann's death date being Feb 17 1925. Any info on this couple or their relatives will be appreciated, and I will gladly share what I have on these people.

Stacey R. Benson
Attention descendants of James Roy PFANDER and Winona WHITTINGTON married 12 Sep 1908 in Anthony, Harper Co., Kansas. Please send any info to Stacey R. Benson e-mail: Sbenson625@aol.com Thanks.

I am looking for information; death record, obits, marriage record anything that will help know Morris Sheehey parents. Morris died in Corwin, Harper County, Kansas 3 Feb 1933 and he was married In the same place 9 Sept 1891 His wife's name was Clara Emma Andrew she also died in Corwing, Harper County, Ks. They both are buried in Forest Park Cemetery, Anthony, Harper County, KS Thank you for your help.

Debie Seifert
This E-mail form came up while I was attempting to search for a surname. The name I am looking for is Harry Delbert SEIFERT born 25/9/1896 in Anthony Kansas Harper County died 20/9/1923 in Anthony Kansas Harper County. Mother was Catherine Francis BOHNERT born 28/8/1865 no information on death. Father was Frank Ellsworth SEIFERT born 3/7/????. Thank you, Debie

E.E.Buck Arnold
Looking for the burial site and any other info concerning my GG Uncle/Step GGgrand father and his wife. His name was James {Jessie} Webster Arnold. Her name was Mary Ann Graham Smith Arnold. He was a Justice of the Peace. They were buried together at Union Cemetery according to family stories. She died Feb 17 1925

Joy Morton
Looking for families connected to Edwin Granville Courtney and my fathers parents, Granville Calvin Courtney of Wichita, KS. His parents may had been Wiley Calvin Courtney m; Mary Creel ? of Ok. Granville had m:. Bertha Alice or Elis(a) Fuller [sister was Mary (Fuller)Mc Ke(e)ver of Danville, KS, and] daughters of Edward Hall Fuller & Ida Alice Winslow Store keeper in Eldorado, KS resided in Wichita, KS. Granville & Bertha had four children in KS, she later m: George Scott and moved to Ca. had four other children. Surnames of interest;, Courtneys, Fullers, Winslow, Nicolsons,Creel all midwest area during the mid.,1900's
J. Morton artjoy@oakharbor.net

Mary James
I am looking for any information on my great-grandfather's family. His name was George W. Gorton and was killed in Winslow, Az in September 1887. his father was Edward or Edwin Gorton who was married to Mary Alice Taylor. I understand that this family resided in Runnymede, Ks in 1880, later moving to Colorado Springs, Co.
George Gorton married Linnie Ada Wells, daughter of Philiar and Electa Howe Wells, who lived in Mayville, Ks in 1882. George and Linnie later lived in Harper City, Kansas. If anyone can help with any information on any of these lineages- It would be greatly appreciated.
Mary James
828 Sooner Court
Guthrie, Ok 73044
e-mail: mkjame@aol.com

Pat Jenkins
Seeking information on J.K. Smith and Margaret Ellen (Harwick) Smith. Resided in Anthony during 1930's.

Marilyn Thomas
I am looking for the obituaries of Keith Becker McMillan and his wife Marie McMillan. They died in Clearwater KS in the late 1970's or in the 1980's. I would appreciate any help you could give me. Thank you, Marilyn Thomas

Sheila Allen
I am looking for info regarding George and Isadora ROGERS. They settled in Harper in the fall of 1884 with their son, James and his wife Cecilia, and their daughter Jessie ROGERS. George died soon after arriving. He is buried in the Harper cemetery but it is unknown if his grave is marked. I plan on a trip to Harper in July and would love any info on this family that anyone could give. In particular, a death certificate for George ROGERS or any family that befriended them who would know his place of birth. A son, George Earl ROGERS was born to James and Cecelia on Dec. 15, 1885. This family lived in the Harper area for approximately 10 years.

Melvin Wright
STEWART, Edwin J. Reverend: looking for information on Rev. Stewart, a Presbyterian minister from 1860-1885. Last post was El Dorado, Butler Co. 1881-1885. A note in the El Dorado REPUBLICAN for 30 October 1885 stated E.J. Stewart moved to Anthony, Harper County this week. Wife Magdalene (Van Kleeck) and daughter Mary Ella Stewart (Ella) also moved to Anthony. A 31 December 1886 note in the El Dorado REPUBLICAN stated that C.D. Stewart, of Douglas, went through El Dorado on his way to Anthony to visit his father E.J. Stewart who was dangerously ill with pleurisy. Mary Ella Stewart later married Miller J Gordon. druggist of El Dorado. Any information of Rev Edwin Stewart appreciated--death record, obituary, etc. Thank you. Melvin Wright Coupeville, Washington

My Grandmother was born in Harper County Kansas Mar 6, 1886. I am looking for Butler S. HAND who was living with Marshall P. HAND his son. The 1885 Kansas Census list Butler living with his son but I can find no further trace of Butler Hand.

Ann Walenta
Looking for information about the following ancestors of Anthony and surrounding area; MARTS, COUCH, PRICE My mother was born in Anthony in 1908, the youngest daughter of Harrison Long MARTS and Ida May COUCH. They were married in Anthony 28Dec1887. Ida May (1867-1920) was the daughter of Isaac Morrison Couch b.14Dec1831 in TN. and died 5Mar1911 in Anthony, and Mildred Jane PRICE b.12Dec1842 in Iowa and died 19Apr1921 in Anthony. Mildred PRICE COUCH's mother, Susan GOODALL PRICE died 20Sep1889 and is buried in the Bonham Cemetery southwest of Anthony. I would like to know if her husband Charles H. Price who died in 1884 is also buried in the Bonham Cemetery. Two of Isaac Morrison Couch's daughters married into the Bonham family of Anthony. Any information about these families would be greatly appreciated. I have visited the Anthony Public Library and the Anthony Museum and both have been excellent sources of information on my ancestors. Ann Walenta - muffler@fn.net

George Bredehoft
One, maybe two of my great-great grandfather's (August Stork) brothers (Harmon & Henry Stork) moved from Ohio to the Bluff City area around 1900-1910. He/they had a farm. I would appreciate hearing from someone with information.

Gary R. Grimes
Am looking for data for grandfather, Melvin KEEBLE.
Born 1880's in Sevierville, TN. Died 1970's in Anthony, KS.
Lived in Anthony for many years. Worked as an Ice Delivery Man, Policeman, and was a Civil Air Patrol pilot.
Married to Dona Wells in ________?
Thanks, Gary R. Grimes, Laredo, Texas

Seeking confirmation of burial place of John B. DOWNING (1817-1879) and his wife, Mary Couch DOWNING (1826-1905) as Freeport Cemetery, Silver Creek Township, Harper Co., KS. Is this cemetery still active? Are the records available somewhere? Note: DOWNING was the maiden name of Mary C. She and John were first cousins.

Hopeful that someone may have information on Winfield S. Downing, b 2 Jun 1862, Chester Co., PA, married Ada L. Watkins on 3 Nov 1891 in Anthony, Harper Co, KS. Winfield's parents were John B. Downing and Mary Couch Downing (correct surname: they were first cousins!) of Downingtown, Chester Co., PA. Records indicate Winfield and Ada lived out their lives in Anthony. Any info on subsequent family or siblings of Winfield sought. Winfield's brother, Benjamin Henry Downing, of Wichita, is my ggrandfather.

Mary Petersen
Looking for a former employee of the city. Terry Lee Winter born in 1951. He was chief of police for the City of Harper in 1992/93. Would like to get his address - forwarding if possible. Thanks

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