Jewell County Kansas Queries


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Queries July - Aug. 1999

Ballard, Beam, (2), Clark, Craig, Erb, ?Fairview School, Frost, Gray, Hill, Hoyt, Johnson, Keenan, Keenon, Lowe, Magnusson, McCammon, McElfresh, McGuire, McKee, Morrow, Prowse, Ramsey, Wanamaker, Westcott

Topic: Hill
From: Abigail
Date: Friday, August 20, 1999 07:56 PM

looking for marriages of children of Nathan Hill and wife Eunice , Quakers from Iowa came to Jewell county about 1885 also Bundies that came with them. Nathan's first wife was Martha Bundy. any help appreciated. Abigail

Topic: James Gray
From: Iris Last
Date: Friday, August 20, 1999 05:22 PM

Trying to find information about James and Sarah Gray, were residing in Jewell Co., KS in 1872. Would like to exchange Gray information.
Iris Last

Topic: Fairview School
From: ? please contact if you submitted this information
Date: Thursday, August 12, 1999 08:13 AM

I am looking for the location and/or description of the Fairview School (District 43) in Jewell County in 1885/1886. My grandfather S. A. Myover taught at that school, and in May of 1886 became publisher of a weekly newspaper (the Jewell County Democrat) in Jewell City. From: Ardie Grimes
Date: Monday, September 06, 1999 01:46 AM

Contact the County Clerk at Mankato. I went there looking for information about the school that my grandmother taught at in 1905. They had documents for each school year with the teacher's name, the families with children in the district, how much the teacher was paid, how long the school term was, etc. Very interesting info.
Ardie Grimes

Topic: McGuire
From: Kathy Hoeme
Date: Thursday, August 05, 1999 06:52 PM

I'm searching for my grandmother's family. Her name was Mable Laura McGuire Perry Copp, born in Osborne Co. 1887. Father was James H. McGuire, born about 1836 in New York. His parents were from Ireland (according to census reports).

My grandmother's brother, Charles L. McGuire, signed my grandmother's death certificate in 1936 in Topeka,KS. He listed his home as Ottawa. Don't know if that was Ottawa, Kansas or Ottawa County. Would like to find Mable and Charles' siblings' families. My grandmother was adopted 1896 in Paradise, KS (Russell County) by Jerome and Mary Perry. Since Jewell County is so close to Osborne County, I thought it couldn't hurt to place this query here. Maybe someone familar with the names will see it.
Thank you for any help.
Kathy Hoeme

Topic: CRAIG Family
From: Leslie Daniel
Date: Wednesday, August 04, 1999 03:17 PM

I am searching for a family that lived in the Esbon,KS area the parents were Robert and Beulah CRAIG. They had 8 children. Robert (called K), Lee Roland, Jay Arthur, Max Neal, Roberta Josephine, Douglas, Beverly Louise, and Jerry.

Jay Arthur married Marilyn Jean Mason in Sept. 1942. She was also from Esbon

Anyone know what happened to this family??
Any information appreciated.
Leslie Daniel

Topic: Keenon (or Keenan) and Westcott families
From: David Westcott
Date: Friday, July 30, 1999 03:04 PM

I'm looking for any information regarding two sets of great-grandfathers and families who lived in Jewell county in the late 1800's. George Keenon (sometimes Keenan) married Mary. Oliver Westcott married Mary Hearriett LaVina Martin. Each had several children, I have some of their school records, and that is about all. They moved to Oregon together around 1900.

David Westcott

Topic: Need sibling names of Albert Ballard
Date: Friday, July 30, 1999 08:15 AM

Need sibling names of Albert Ballard, born in about 1884 in July in Jewell county, brother of Delbert Ballard and son of John Ballard, Delbert had sons Robert, Dan, and Melvin. E-mail me at

Topic: Erb, Frost, Wanamaker, Johnson, Burr Oak
From: Linda Kelly
Date: Sunday, July 11, 1999 04:09 PM

Am seeking information on any or all my ancestors. Byron Peter Frost and Mary Wanamaker settled in Esbon about 1869 or so.

Mary's parents names lead to confusion, as monumental inscriptions and obituaries bear discrepancies. Any help gratefully acknowledged and appreciated.

Linda Kelly

Topic: Hoyt's in Jewell County
Date: Wednesday, July 07, 1999 11:17 AM

anyone related to Hoyt's in Jewell County please contact me

Topic: Ramsey, Clark, Magnusson
From: Rita Jeter
Date: Wednesday, July 07, 1999 08:19 AM

I am researching the RAMSEY family in Jewell Co. The info I currently have is that Peter and Catherine RAMSEY moved to Grant Twp, Formoso City and in 1899 purchased land (I have a copy of the deed and a map of 1921 that shows where the property was at)

Peter RAMSEY is said to have been the Mayor of Formoso from about 1907-1909 and served on the Board of Education for 23 years about 1900-1923.

Peter and Catherine had 11 children, some of which also lived in Jewell Co.

Peter RAMSEY Jr. never married, on the 1910 census Peter's occupation is listed as a Mail Carrier, living on Appleby Street.

Robert RAMSEY m Gertrude CASE Oct 1, 1891 (a few years before his parents came to KS)1910 census has Robert as the Proprietor of a Hotel, 1 daughter is Maggie RAMSEY age 17.

The 1920 census lists Robert again with wife Gertie, dau Maggie and son in law Frank GERTSON.

Alice Evaline RAMSEY, m. Arthur CLARK date unknown, children are Bernice, Virgil, Vivian, and Lyle. Alice was known as Eva.. 1920 census.

Catherine RAMSEY m. John MAGNUSSON date unknown, 1910 census show Catherine as the mother of 4 children, 2 of these are listed as being John, age 22 and Nellie, age 17.

I have not located this family on the 1900 census as of yet.

William RAMSEY, on the 1900 census was living with his brother Robert (above) I have info that says William married in KC, MO about 1903 or 1905 to Acsah Mae LUSH.

Henry Scott RAMSEY was living at home with his father and stepmother on the 1910 census.

Peter remarried to Mary CASE in 1905 after the death of Catherine RAMSEY in 1903.

I would be very interested in any info on this family. Any suggestions on where to obtain info about the time that Peter spent as Mayor of Formoso, and on the School Board would be very much appreciated.


Topic: Beam/Morrow
From: Diane Glover
Date: Wednesday, July 07, 1999 12:18 AM

Looking for more info on William Harrison Beam born,married and died in Jewell County, Kansas who married Rosa Boadicea Morrow. I would really like more info on the Morrow's but will always take The Beam's as well. Thanks,
Diane Glover

Topic: Beam/McCammon
From: Diane Glover
Date: Tuesday, July 06, 1999 11:16 PM

Looking for more info on Albert Beam born 9-9-1871 in Iowa and married Margaret L. McCammon born 4-4-1876 Mankato, Jewell County, Kansas. They married 4-25-1900 in Mankato. They had 2 siblings. Looking for more info on The McCammons side. Thanks in advance. Diane
Diane Glover

Topic: McElfresh/Prowse of Jewell Co., Kansas
Date: Tuesday, July 06, 1999 08:30 AM

I am searching for information on my greatgrandmother's family. Her name was Carrie Louise McElfresh, she was born 1899 Emporia, Kansas. She married Ralph Myers 1918. Her parents were Charles McElfresh born 1870 Miami Co., Ks and Sarah Lucretia Prowse born 1875 Esbon Twp., Jewell Co., Kansas. Her father was William Henry Prowse who died 1892 Esbon Twp., Jewell Co., Kansas. Any help is greatly appreciated.

From: Earline Mckee
Date: Sunday, July 04, 1999 01:07 AM

I am searching for information on Henrietta Lowe. My GR. GR. Grandmother.Her first husband was David McKee and her second husband was John Lowe. She died 25 Oct. 1880 in Buffalo, Jewell Co. Ks. Thank you for your help. Earline Mckee


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