Jewell County Kansas Queries


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Queries Jan. - Feb. 2001

Anderson, Canfield, Cemeteries, Cleland, Jones, Mankato Boarding House, Maxwell, newspapers, Vital records, Whitehead, Whittington

Topic: Whittington / Mankato Cemetery information search
From: Karl Whittington
Date: Friday, February 23, 2001 06:45 PM

I am trying to locate my great great grandfather's (Henry C. Whittington) grave. The only information I have on him is that he died on Oct. 27, 1886 in Mankato Kansas and was buried there. I read in a previous post that there are three cemeteries there. Is there any way to contact someone to help me identify in which one he is buried? Does anyone maintain records for those cemeteries and if so, who? Are there any other records available for Mankato or Jewell County that go that far back that I can access? Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

From: Ardie Grimes
Date: Friday, February 23, 2001 11:15 PM

buried Mt. Hope Cemetery, NW 1/4 Sec 21, Center Twp, Jewell County, KS

Whittington, Henry C., age 76y 10m 18d, died 27 Oct 1886
Whittington, Harriet A, b. 21 Aug 1830, died 16 Feb 1906, "Our Mother"

also in Mt. Hope Cemetery
Lingo, Elma Gates, b. 1901, d. 1967
Lingo, John , no dates
note for this entry says "Orig. Cem. Lot No. 198, Letha Lingo 1886-Harriet
Whittington 1906-Henry Whittington 1886
Lingo, Letha Lenora, 1y 1m 3d, d. 11 Oct 1886, daughter of J.C. & A.

From: Richard White
Date: Saturday, February 10, 2001 02:56 PM

Looking for any info on GEORGE M(J) ANDERSON
and wife ELMIRA W.MOON,married near BURR OAK JAN 29th,1909.Raised Family.
Milton had 13 Children;
Does any of this ring any Bells. Any help or direction would be appreciated.
Richard White

From: Marilyn Canfield
Date: Friday, February 09, 2001 11:19 AM

ADELBERT CANFIELD born March 08,1881 died November 1968 last Residence Burr Oak , Jewell County, Kansas. Would like an obituary or any information on Adelbert, PARTICULARLY Middle initial, family names, Place of Birth. Please send answer to my email address.< M CANFIELD

Topic: Cleland / Vital records in Jewell County, Kansas
From: Sonny Traver
Date: Saturday, January 13, 2001 02:15 PM

Can some one tell me how early Jewell county began recording deaths? Looking for my Cleland family who supposedly died in this county. Also wondering if someone can tell me where the city of White Rock is in Jewell Co Kansas. Appreciate any info you can share. Sonny

From: Kay Turner
Date: Sunday, January 28, 2001 12:35 AM

I do not know when Jewell Co. began recording deaths, but maybe someone in the Register of Deeds office (785-378-4070) might be able to help you out. As far as White Rock goes, that is the area around Burr Oak KS, along the White Rock river. North-Northwest of Mankato. I do not recall as a child growing up in Mankato of a town actually being called White Rock. Today White Rock High School is in Burr Oak. It is the high school for Esbon and Burr Oak. If you need any further help, please send me an email

Kay Turner

From: Ardie Grimes
Date: Wednesday, February 07, 2001 10:36 PM

burials in Fairview Cemetery, Jewell County, KS
Cleland, Dave V.
Cleland, Eliza
Cleland, Frances
Cleland, Fred R.
Cleland, Hugh
Cleland, James
Cleland, Luta P.
Cleland, Mother
Cleland, Olive
burials in Wallace Cemetery, Jewell County, KS
Clelland, Andrew S.
Clelland, Sarah L

contact me at for dates, location, etc.

Topic: Mankato, Jewell Co. newspapers
From: Sharon Foree
Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2001 05:22 PM

How and where can I access copies of newspapers that cover the Mankato, Jewell county area for the period of 1920-1955? Supposedly Elijah S. Atteberry, who lived in Colorado, died in Mankato about 1949 while visiting his daughter and son-in-law, Gladys and Arthur Rich, who ran a boarding house. I have written to Kansas state office of Vital Statistics and they do not show a death certificate. I thought maybe a newspaper might have a notice of visit and/or death. Thanks, Sharon

From: Ardie Grimes
Date: Thursday, January 11, 2001 12:43 AM

Go to and search by county and date. There are also instructions on this page for borrowing via interlibrary loan.

Good luck, Ardie

From: Kay Turner
Date: Sunday, January 28, 2001 12:23 AM

You may also contact the Jewell County Post @ (785) 378-3191. They have some old copies of the paper several years back. I am not sure how far back, maybe the early twenties or so. They can probably help you out.

Kay Turner
Born and raised in Mankato, KS

Topic: Mankato Boarding House
From: Sharon Foree
Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2001 05:17 PM

During the 1940's (at least) relatives Arthur Rich and wife Gladys (Atteberry) Rich ran a boarding house in Mankato. Does anyone have access to a city directory that might list the boarding house owner/managers and address? I would like to find out more about it. Thanks, Sharon

Topic: Maxwell, Whitehead
From: Sheila McCloud
Date: Monday, January 08, 2001 11:24 PM

Looking for info on Samuel Edie Maxwell, wife Mary Sleeth Maxwell. I have obit. of Albert Whitehead (3/27/1842-10/12/1932)and Sara Ann Buffin of Mankato. Includes names of seven sons and daughters-Charles, Ruey, Mary, Berta, T.H., A.L. and Edna. I am great granddaughter of Albert. Albert was born in Kent, England, fought in Civil War, Company B, 37th Illinois Infantry and is buried in Mankato.

Topic: Ellis Jones/Dentist in Jewell Co
From: Cathy Enneking
Date: Sunday, January 07, 2001 07:17 PM

I was wondering if anyone knew of an Ellis Jones that was a Dentist in Jewell Co. He married Condradina (Dena) Frederickson, they had a daughter Pauline. I understand that Dena had a shop there too. This would have been in around 1900 to 1950.
Condradina was my Grandfather's sister. Thank you... Cathy Frederickson Enneking

Topic: Jewell County Cemeteries
From: Linda Howes
Date: Saturday, January 13, 2001 11:33 AM

The Jewell County cemeteries have all been indexed by the North Central Kansas Geneological Society of Cawker City, Kansas. There are five volumes and all are indexed in a separate index volume. Mankato is in Center Township. There are 3 cemeteries -East Lutheran, Mount Hope and St. Theresa covered in volume 4.


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