Applebee (2), Arnold, Baggott, Ball, Blacker, BURNS, Carpenter, Craig, DAVIS (2) (3), DEAL, DIEHL, Esbon High 1922, Fulton, Green, Hargreaves, Johnson, Kent, McCarthy, McCormick, Morrow, Munday, O'DANIELS, Parks, ?Records, Richards, Sandlian, Snider, Topliff, Walter, Welton, Wetherbee, Wolfe, WOOD

Jewell County Kansas Queries


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Queries Mar. - Apr. 2000

Topic: Esbon High 1922 list of graduates
From: Stacy DeRoberts
Date: Friday, April 28, 2000 09:33 AM

Going through my grandmothers things I found a commencement book and I thought I would share the names in it. It is from Esbon High School, class of 1922. The graduates names are: Eva Sook, Robert E Cavanaugh, Gretta Adele Coffeey, Mary Chilcott, Emmett W. Sink, Valeria Tucker, Emil W. Peroutek, Opal J. Darrow, Ruth D. Latham, Frank F. Topliff, Libbie Simmons, Fern L. Lape, Sam Sanders. Class Motto: Only a Commencement Class Colors: Scarlet and Gray Class Flower: Red Carnation

Topic: McCormicks
From: Teresa Miksch
Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2000 07:47 PM

I am beginning my research for my mother's family. Her father's side was the McCormick family. They lived on a farm outside of Esbon, Kansas. Her grandfather's name was Andrew Harrison McCormick b 10-15-1885 & he married Lottie Bell. I know they had sons. My grandfather's name was LeRoy Vaden McCormick. All of the boys were born at home. I am looking for dates of death for both, married date, and birth date for Lottie and any connections.

Teresa Miksch

Topic: Ball - Morrow
From: Teresa Miksch
Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2000 07:30 PM

I am just beginning my research into my mother's family. Her grandparents were John Guy Ball b 8-31-1895 and Susie Viola Morrow b 11-19-1895. I am looking for their death records. John Guy Ball would be in around June or July of 1983. Susie's would be around 1992. Anyway, am having trouble getting started. Thanks.

Teresa Miksch

Topic: Munday
From: Joan Skaggs
Date: Sunday, April 23, 2000 12:52 PM

I know my ggrandfather, James R. Munday, lived in Mankato in 1898. He divorced my ggrandmother, Harriett/Hattie McCrady Munday in Smith County ( where she lived) in 1898. He put one of his daughters, Daisey Munday, in the Beloit School for girls, and one of his sons, Charles Robert Munday, in juvenile hall in Topeka, also in 1898. I can't find James beyond that time. There was one more daughter but can't find her listed anywhere. I've been told that her name was Frances. I sent for the divorce papers hoping to find the children listed, but they were not mentioned.

I would appreciate any information that you might be able to provide me with. Thank You.

Joan Skaggs (this address shows John King's as owner)

Topic: Wolfe/Wetherbee
From: Scott Hefner
Date: Saturday, April 22, 2000 02:19 AM

I'm searching for information on a Joseph Wetherbee who married a Mary Elizabeth Wolfe. They lived in Montrose in Jewell County, and I believe both are buried in Pleasant View Cemetery in Montrose. I think her birth date is 1/18/1862; no idea about his. Any information anyone has about either of them would be greatly appreciated.

Scott Hefner/Alamo, CA

Topic: Walter, Harry
From: Lorann Walters
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2000 06:17 PM

Harry Spencer Walter was born April 12, 1882 in Jewel Co KS. His father's name was Thomas Spencer Walter(s). Who was his mother? Where was she born? How might I get proof of Harry's birth? Thanks.

Topic: Craig
From: Robert Craig
Date: Thursday, April 13, 2000 11:29 PM

CRAIG Reference Posting by Leslie Daniels.

I am the oldest son of Robert (K) Craig son of Robert B and Buelah Craig.

Would exchange information

Topic: Sandlian family and Minnie Julia Johnson
Date: Monday, April 10, 2000 12:32 AM

I am seeking any information on my family. My great-grandparents, John and Minnie (Johnson) Sandlian were married in Jewell County in 1887 at the home of William and Sarah Sandlian.

Topic: McCarthy in Mankato
From: Joyce Gibson
Date: Wednesday, April 05, 2000 11:20 PM

Am searching for descendents of Charles McCarthy, Jr.who was a "hardware merchant" in Mankato in 1894.

I know he was there as late as 1905. This was the year that his brother Michael was murdered in Kaukauna, WI. Charles is mentioned in newspaper articles from WI at the time of the trial.

I believe Charles Jr. was originally from WI as his father lived there and family member who died earlier are buried there.

If you are connected to this family or have any information, please email me.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Topic: DAVIS
From: Carol Shaw
Date: Monday, April 03, 2000 03:29 PM

I am searching for information on a DAVIS family that lived in North Branch. Mordak L. DAVIS b. 1827 d. 1896 in Burr Oak, m. Mary Ann b. 1829 d. 1889 in Burr Oak. They had at least two children that I know of. W. M. DAVIS was a son and Sarah Jane DAVIS b. 1857 d. 1884 in North Branch, m. Walter BEESON. Mordak, Mary Ann and Sarah are all buried at North Branch Cemetery across from the Quaker Church. The DAVIS's were all born in South Carolina according to census records. Thank you for your time. Carol Shaw

From: Michal Bettale
Date: Saturday, June 24, 2000 08:05 AM

I'm not familiar with this Davis family, however, check the Quaker records for them by inquiry at the Quaker church across their cemetery. Davis and Beeson's are long time Quaker related surnames. Their priority migrations were from the Carolina's to Ohio, then to IN or ILL. An inquiry on the QUAKER-ROOTS@ will probably produce results or at least get you closer. Searches of Hinshaw's American Encyclopedia of Quaker History would be productive also. Some of it can be located on Good luck.

Topic: Arnold/Davis
From: Karen Lolmaugh
Date: Sunday, April 02, 2000 01:48 PM

Am trying to locate death info on Wm. Johnson Arnold d. ca. 1885-1895, and spouse Phebe (Davis) Arnold d. 21 Feb 1895. Had sons Ervin and Floyd in Ks. also dtr. Dora (Arnold) Sneller m. Martin Sneller. Any help?

From: Susan Price
Date: Saturday, April 01, 2000 07:20 AM

Looking for any living relations.
A summary of the generations from George Wood through MY grandfather Raymond Belmont Wood follows:

1. George Wood

Born: circa 1740

Need more info. This LDS information was provided by Irene Davis of West Jordan, UT.

2. John M. Wood

Born: 2 November, 1763 Ontario County, NY (S. of Rochester, NY)
Died: 11 October, 1832 Seneca Town, Ontario County, NY

Married: 11 October, 1783 to:

Eliza Ann Sorenson

Born: 2 March, 1762 Ontario County, NY
Died: 11 October, 1822 Seneca Town, NY

Note the unusual 11 October dates.

3. Arza M. Wood

Born: 1799 Seneca Town, Ontario County, NY
Died: 1885 Salem-Ebson, Jewell County (near Mankato, KS), KS

Married: Lydia Wood (Father: Ezra Wood. Mother: Lydia Randall)

Born: 1 June, 1805 Woodstock, Windsor County, VT
Died: ? West Union, IA, or Salem-Ebson, KS


Lafayette Wood

Born: 1829 Seneca Town, Ontario County, NY

Pricilla A. Wood

Born: 1834 Seneca Town, Ontario County, NY

Hannah L. Wood

Born: 1836 Seneca Town, Ontario County, NY

Augustus Jerome Wood

Born: 6 July, 1838 Halifax, Windham County, VT

4. Augustus Jerome Wood

Born: 6 July, 1838 Halifax, Windham County, VT
Died: 21 September, 1887 Salem-Ebson, Jewell County, KS

Married: 4 July, 1863 West Union, Fayette County, IA (N.E. of Waterloo, IA)

Emily Tripp

Born: 15 July, 1847 Buffalo, Erie County, NY
Died: 19 November, 1926 Council Bluffs, IA

Second Husband: James Kinsel


Rosa L. Wood

Born: 6 October, 1864 ?

Burton E. M. Wood

Born: 29 May, 1867 ?

Eliza Janett Wood

3 August, 1869 ?

William Argie Wood

Born: 13 September, 1871 Missouri

Daisy Mae Wood

Born: 8 May, 1874 Salem-Ebson, Jewell County, KS

Pricilla Adeline Wood

Born: 5 March, 1876 Salem-Ebson, Jewell County, KS

Leona Leotta Wood

Born: 26 October, 1978 Salem-Ebson, Jewell County, KS

Anna Mae Wood

Born: 2 June, 1882 Salem-Ebson, Jewell County, KS

Clarrisa Augustus Wood

Born: 3 June, 1884 Salem-Ebson, Jewell County, KS

Note: The Clarrisa Augustus Wood family (later of the Mount Rushmore, SD) provided the Family Treemaker Wood family history. Reference: Karen J. Hayes of Fresno, CA.

5. William Argie Wood

Born: 13 September, 1871 Missouri
Died: 2 April, 1926 Kingfisher, OK

Married: circa ? ?

Cora Elona O'Daniels

Born: ? Probably Salem-Ebson, Jewell County, KS
Died: ? Probably Kingfisher, OK

Note: Cora's parents, the O'Daniels/Diehl families lived in the same Jewell County, KS area


Ervin Wood

Born: 9 April, 1894 ? Probably Hinton, OK
Died: May 1968 Torrence, Los Angeles, CA

Bertha L. Wood

Born: 11 July 1895 ? Probably Hinton, OK
Died: June 1985 Bakersfield, Kern County, CA

Marvin Wood

Born: 6 February, 1907 ? Probably Hinton, OK

Died: August, 1985 Shaffer, Kern County, CA

Raymond Belmont Wood

Born: 12 August, 1913 ? Probably Hinton, OK
Died: November, 1985 Sager, Fresno County, CA

6. Raymond Belmont Wood

Topic: ?Records
From: Lynden Noe
Date: Thursday, March 30, 2000 10:37 PM

I would like to find out how far back Jewell County records go for deaths. My great-great grandfather died in North Branch, outside of Mankato township in 1889 and I would like to try and find records of his death. It this possible?

From: Ardie Grimes
Date: Friday, March 31, 2000 06:17 PM

I found record of the deaths of my grandfather's siblings in 1891 in Jewell County, so maybe you can find your family also. The record is incomplete, unofficial, and covers October 1886 to December 1894. It is the "Register of Births, Marriages & Deaths" located in the Register of Deeds Office at the Jewell County courthouse. Birth records are indexed; marriage and death records are not indexed.

The address is Anna Lou Morgan, Deputy Register of Deeds, Jewell County Courthouse, Mankato, KS Phone 785-378-4070

A search fee of $5.00 per hour plus photocopy charges is indicated on the policy. They ask that you either inquire about costs or indicate a willingness to be billed.

Good luck, Ardie

From: Patt Seitas
Date: Wednesday, April 05, 2000 07:14 PM

If there are no courthouse records, you might try looking in old newspapers for Mankato, most of which seemed to have been microfilmed and are available from the Kansas State Historical Society through interlibrary loan. Deaths were commonly reported in the local newspaper.

From: Carol Shaw
Date: Monday, April 03, 2000 03:23 PM

Probate records are also available at the Court House in Mankato.

Topic: Richards
From: Stacy DeRoberts
Date: Saturday, March 18, 2000 10:29 PM

Looking for information on my grandfather, Andrew Frank Richards, his father, Francis Marion Richards. Trying to verify if his father was Elias Richards married to Sarah Jones. There is a Francis Marion Richards from WV with parents of the same name, but the birth dates for Francis are not the same.

Thanks Stacy

Topic: Blacker/Topliff/Snider/Applebee
From: Michal Bettale
Date: Friday, March 17, 2000 11:56 PM

Searching for ANY information on all BLACKER and TOPLIFF surnames. Both extended families and long term Jewell Co. residents from 1874 to present. Also searching for GEORGE W. SNIDER m LILLY M.BLACKER 25-OCT-1888. Lilly died 3 yrs later. Also searching for George FRANK APPLEBEE m MARY ELLEN BLACKER 16-Jun-1877 and any family. Any help would be appreciated!

From: Patt Seitas
Date: Wednesday, April 05, 2000 07:24 PM

Found an obituary for Sarah Jane (Coffield) Topliff in the Jewell County Republican newspapers, dated 7 June 1912. States she was born on 2 Dec 1879, died 28 May 1912 and married George H. Topliff on Feb. 13, 1901.

Topic: James Martin Green - George Green
From: Gerald allen Green
Date: Thursday, March 16, 2000 06:21 PM

My father was James Martin Green, born in 1881 in Jewell Co., I believe. His father was George Green, who immigrated there at about the time of my father's birth. The family story was that my father was born in a "dugout," a kind of sod house, because the family's arrival was late enough in the year not to permit of building a proper sod house. I don't know the name of my paternal grandmother; she died long before I was born, and my grandfather had a second wife, named Grace, who is the "grandmother" I remember. Several times during the 1930's I recall visiting those grandparents, who then lived in Boulder, CO, where I believe my grandfather was living when he died at age 90 or so. On 11 December 1912 my father married my mother, Alpha Pearl Allen, of Scotsville, Mitchell Co., KS. He died in Los Angeles, CA, in about 1958.

If you know anything about this family, I would appreciate hearing about it. Thank you.

Prof. Gerald Allen Green
7758 Boeing Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Topic: T.B. (Thaddeus) Carpenter
From: John Mosher
Date: Thursday, March 16, 2000 05:17 PM

Looking for any information at all on Mr. T.B. Carpenter listed in Cutler's Jewell County History as a store owner in 1871 and one of Burr Oak's first city officers in 1880.

Also would appear to be a possible co-owner of Green & Carpenter furniture in Burr Oak in 1881.

Especially looking for ancestry, origin, etc.

Topic: Hargreaves/Parks
From: K Hribal
Date: Saturday, March 11, 2000 12:32 PM

I'm searching for my birth mothers original family the Ora Lee Parks & dau. Myrl. Also Janice Parks married Don Hargreaves.

Topic: Edward & Anne Fulton
From: K Hribal
Date: Saturday, March 11, 2000 12:30 PM

Need any info on the Fulton's residing in Jewell Co., Ed & Anne son Donald and wife Myrl Parks with five children

From: Patt Seitas
Date: Wednesday, April 05, 2000 07:28 PM

Found in the Jewell County Monitor newspaper, 7 Nov. 1900, an announcement for the birth of a girl on Monday morning to Mr. & Mrs. Ed Fulton.

The newspaper was published in Mankato, KS on Wednesdays.

Topic: Baggott - Kent
From: Kent Bailey
Date: Tuesday, March 07, 2000 03:34 PM

I'm looking for info on EDWARD BAGGOTT and his wife, MARGARET W. BAGGOTT, of Jewell County. Their daughter, GEORGIANNA HOGAN BAGGOTT, married ABSALOM KENT of Doniphan County in 1874. Thanks -- Kent Bailey, Vienna, VA

Topic: Frank Welton
From: Laura Lucas
Date: Monday, March 06, 2000 05:18 PM

Can anyone help? I am looking for Frank Welton born 20 April 1831 Married to Nannie Rowland. He died on 2 April 1907. His son Charles Henry Welton was my grandfather and he spent most of his life in Nebr. and Colo.

Topic: Henry Applebee Family 1880's
From: Duane Patton
Date: Monday, March 06, 2000 12:53 AM

Seeking more info of Henry Applebee b.1829 in OH, d 1904 m. 2nd wife Lucreita Ann Perkins b.20 Jul 1844 NY, she died 11 Mar 1879 Jewell Co. KS. At least one child Jessie Stuart Applebee, b. 3 Mar 1879, adopted by her aunt, Adeline (Perkins)and her husband Samuel Hinkley.

From: Pam Frederic
Date: Saturday, March 04, 2000 01:13 PM

John BURNS came to Jewell Co. about 1872. He was born in 1831 in Delaware county, NY. He married Jane LOVE in 1864 in Walton, NY. They had two children, Edgar A. and Luella. Edgar A. was born in Maryland in 1868 and Luella was born in 1874 in Kansas (probably Jewell Co.) Luella married Charles Davis and they had at least one child, Sylvia in 1900.

John BURNS died bef 1900 and I need a death date for him. His wife, Jane died after 1900 and I need a death date for her. I don't know what happened to Edgar BURNS- did he die in Jewell Co. or move to some other state? Anymore information on these families would be appreciated.


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