Jewell County Kansas Queries


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Queries Mar. - Apr. 1999

Beam (2), Bundy, Clark, Close, Combs, Craig, Culvy, Cummins (2), Dillon, Early, Embich, Glover, Glover, Krewson, Manchester, Mason, ?Miss Ladd Portrait Studio, Modlin, Palmer, Parson, Steel, Sterling, Waldo, Wathen, Wolfe

Topic: Miss Ladd Portrait Studio, 1923, Mankato
From: Jennifer Wathen
Date: Thursday, April 29, 1999 11:35 AM

I'm seeking information on the Miss Ladd Portrait Studio that was located in Mankato, Jewell county, Kansas, in 1923. I have a Xeroxed photo of my great-grandparent's (Thomas & Vesta Wathen) family that was taken at the Miss Ladd studio in 1923. I've been trying to locate the family member who has the original of the photo for several years now, but I've had no luck! I'm hoping that the family of the person who took the photo might have the Miss Ladd Studio's collection of photos - that way I can get a copy of my family photo from them. Any help or leads that someone can give me will be greatly appreciated:-)
Jennifer Wathen

Topic: Dillon, Glover, Clark, Combs, Parson, Waldo
From: Diane Glover
Date: Thursday, April 29, 1999 01:58 AM

I am looking for more info. on Wayne Dillon who married Jeannelle Ann Glover 2-27-1924 in Burr Oak, Jewell County, Kansas. They had 3 children: Twilla Darlene born 5-15-1925 in Burr Oak, Willa Eileen born 2-12-1928 in Burr Oak, and Derald Dean born 3-5-1930 in Burr Oak. Jeannell Ann's parents were Issac Ezra Glover an Cora Ethel King. If you have any additional info please help fill in my gaps. Thanks,
Diane Glover

Topic: Cummins, Beam, Palmer, Manchester
From: Diane
Date: Thursday, April 29, 1999 01:54 AM

I am looking for info on James Cummins who married Eva Beam. Eva born 11-27-1873 in Mitchell County, Kansas married James on 4-12-1895 in Ebson, Jewell County, Kansas. They had 3 children. Esther Wilma Cummins, Frances Leona Cummins and Howard Leroy Cummins. If you have any more info please help. Eva married another man by the name of Fred Manchester. Thanks, Diane

Topic: Cummins, Beam, Close
From: Thelma Gamble
Date: Sunday, October 03, 1999 11:52 AM

I am looking for the CLOSE-BEAMS-CUMMINS family. I am trying to find the death date of Fielding Beams Close who I believe is buried in Jewel co. any help would be appreciated.

Thelma Gamble

Topic: Max Steel
From: Barbara Wilford
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 1999 04:02 PM

Trying to locate any family of Max steel Mankota Kansas.Fathers name J.L Steel Who lived in Minneapolis Kansas
Barbara Wilford

Topic: Glover
From: ? please contact if you submitted this information
Date: Tuesday, April 20, 1999 09:41 PM

Looking for more info on Glover, Beam, Adams, Donn, Harlow, Mason, and Enlow--all were in and around Jewell County.

Topic: Craig, Mason
From: Leslie Daniel
Date: Wednesday, August 04, 1999 03:08 PM

I am looking for information on Marilyn Jean MASON she married Jay Arthur CRAIG in Sept 1942. They were both from Esbon. Ever hear of them??

Leslie Daniel

Topic: EARLY
From: ? please contact if you submitted this information
Date: Sunday, April 18, 1999 11:25 AM

Searching for relatives of and info. on the following that lived in Formoso, Jewell Co. possibly Grant Twp.: Ralph Early, Mary Early Walker, Sophia Early Hollingshead, Josie Early Ebert.

Any info. would be greatly appreciated. From: Dennis McIndoo
Date: Tuesday, November 30, 1999 07:52 PM

Don't know if this will help at all put have a Leslie G. Walker that was a teacher at the Ash Creek School West of Northbranch, in Highland Township. Have what is called a school souvenir that shows his name and I have an image of it on my Jewell County photo page at It is photo #19. Of course the Walker name is fairly common but since it is in the same county it is worth a look.
Let me know.
Dennis McIndoo

Topic: Rebecca Embich (Culvy,Wolfe)
Date: Tuesday, March 23, 1999 04:15 PM

I'm looking for a Rebecca Embich. She was married to a fellow by the last name of Culvy. (I don't know if they divorced or if he died). She then married a Daniel S. Wolfe in 1884. I belive they lived in Jewell County, possibly near Randall,KS. I have found out that she might be of Indian decent (not Daniel S. Wolfe like I have thought before). Rebecca died in 1902. If anyone has any kind of information about Rebecca Embich, especially who her parents were, please e-mail me at thanks

From: Paula
Date: Monday, March 15, 1999 11:36 AM

I am looking for an Obit for a George STERLING who died April 17th. 1892 in Mankato, Jewel Co., Kansas. His wifes name was Marie Cole and I am also looking for their children. Thank you for any help. Paula

Topic: Modlin
From: Barbara
Date: Wednesday, March 10, 1999 02:15 PM

MODLIN: Searching for burial sites of George, b. 27 jul 1839, d. aft 1899 in Jewell Co. and Martha Pearson Modlin b. 3 Jan. 1844, d. (?) and Mark b. 28 Oct. 1819, d. 15 Jul 1894 in Jewell Co., and Mary Ratliff Modlin b. 27 April 1816/17, d. 1 Jun 1898 in Leavenworth Co.

Topic: BUNDY
From: ? please contact if you submitted this information
Date: Monday, March 08, 1999 02:31 PM

I am researching the family of William Elwood BUNDY, MD, who practiced medicine in Jewelll County in the 1890s and early 1900s. He was born in Owen County, Harrison Township, Indiana on November 12, 1852, and died in Hugoton, Kansas on June 20, 1928. He also practiced in Ionia, Cawker City, Bluff City, and Liberty- all in Kansas. His tenure of practice in Cawker City was from 1878 to 1880, then from 1880 to 1886 in Liberty, then from 1886 to1892 in Ionia, then in Bluff City from 1892 to 1894, then back in Ionia from 1894 to 1899, then in North Branch from 1899 to 1901. He was married to Elmira E COOK on February 15, 1880. Elmira was born in Iowa in 1864. She died in Hugoton in 1934. Their children were Clyde BUNDY, born in Kansas in 1886, and Truella, born in Kansas in 1894. I have information on the descendants of Truella BUNDY and George JOHNSON-married in 1910 in Hugoton Kansas. I would like any information about William and family druing their periods of residence in Jewell County. From: Judy Prout
Date: Monday, March 08, 1999 07:27 PM

Do so wish I had information on your family, however all names are completely foreign to me. Isaac Donahoo and family homesteaded in Jewell County, Kansas, Harrison Township in 1872 and lived there all his life as did his son Elmer David (my great-grandfather). Undoubtedly, they knew each other and know your relative was probably a source of great comfort to all in the area.

A source of interesting information was a book called White Price White Rock by Harry E. Ross published by the Burr Oak Herald in 1937. Subtitled "A Chronicle of Northwestern Jewell County. Also, White Rock Historical Sketches by Ellen Morlan Warren, repreinted from the Superior Express, Superior, Nebraska in 1933. I believe this last was on file at LDS Church. Can't remember where I saw White Price White Rock - could be LDS - could be Newberry's in Chicago. Hope this helps.

I'll save this query and if ever anything comes up will get it to you.

Happy hunting,
Judy Prout

From: Jennifer Wathen
Date: Wednesday, March 03, 1999 07:10 PM

Seeking information & photos for the family of Henry Andrew WATHEN, b. 14 Feb., 1841, New Haven, Gallatin co., IL, & d. 1 Feb., 1905, Grant Twp., Jewell co., KS. Henry was the son of George Washington & Rebecca (PANTIER) WATHEN. Henry marr. Angeline POWELL, dau. of Stephen & Isabella (MAPPS) POWELL, on 8 Aug., 1867, in Otoe co., NE. Angeline was b. 20 Dec., 1847, Stark co.?, OH, & d. 24 Mar., 1906, Jewell co., KS. Children: George Washington (d. as infant); Hattie S./L., marr. ? EAGLE, Davie DEVENY, & Perry BYRD; Stephen A. (d. as child); Eva (d. as child); Samuel T. (d. as infant); Winfield Scott (d. as child); Jefferson Alexander, marr. Lillian May BRINDLE; Thomas Harden, marr. Vesta Fern MCMASTER; Charles Clinton; and Henry Nolan WATHEN. I'm descended through Thomas Harden WATHEN. Jennifer Wathen

Topic: Krewson
From: ? please contact if you submitted this information
Date: Monday, March 01, 1999 11:46 AM

I need any info anyone has on the Krewson name. Thank you.


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