Jewell County Kansas Queries


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Queries July - Dec. 2003

Cave, Finn, Fisher, Gum, Harmon, Hibbard, Kinkead, McDaniel, Mcdaniel, McGuffey, Meyer, Meyers, Myers, Quick, Simmons, Sink, Valley View Cemetery, Vaughn

Topic: Hibbard
From: Viola Lewis
Date: Monday, December 29, 2003 10:47 AM
Looking for information about Hibbard, Curtis and Sarah. Date of arrival in Kansas prior to 1900. She was Sarah E. (maybe Libby) Skinner before marriage. She was born in Ill. on 4-15-1854. Raised by her maternal grandparents, Bennett. Do not know where Curtis was born, dob 6-8-1848. They were the parents of 5 girls, Mamie (Mary Alice) dob 2-26-1886, Addie, Laura, Vestie born 1892, Inez. (Mamie was my grandmother) and one son (Walter dob 1873). The family moved to Hinton, Okla. about 1902. Any information would be welcome.

Topic: McDaniel, John R.(born 1878-KS)
From: Pam Gant
Date: Saturday, November 15, 2003 01:17 PM
John R. Mc Daniel's parents were Levi(born 1831-OH) and Rachel (Stipe) Gant(born 1839-OH) John married Jennie Pearl on March 30, 1900 in Jewell Co. and had four children: Wilbur,Mildred, Daisy, and Dallas. Searching for more information on this family, especially the death & burial place of John & his parents(Levi & Rachel)

Topic: Valley View Cemetery
From: russ mcdonald
Date: Thursday, November 13, 2003 03:42 AM
Does anyone know who takes care of this cemetery today? I was out there not long ago and there has been some new graves put in there.I would like to find out to see if there is a list somewhere of who is buried there. It is located North of Weber and just east of the old school house. It has the name of Valley View Cemetery.Thank you.
Russ McDonald

Topic: William Scott Simmons - Martha Dorcas Cave
From: Christine Harris
Date: Wednesday, November 05, 2003 12:54 PM
I am trying to find the descendents of Martha Dorcas Cave. She is the daughter of Downing H. Cave and Jemina R. Rice and I am related to both of these people. I am hoping some of the descendents of this family will see this. I have some of the children of this Cave Simmons union as follows;
William Leroy Cave, Purley A. Cave, Ross A. Cave, Roy Simmons, Chester Cave, Jim Simmons, Joseph Simmons, Harriett Simmons, Ina Simmons, Velma Simmons, Libbie Simmons, Sylvester Simmons, Jie Simmons.
Please feel free to contact me at or

Topic: Sink, Vaughn
From: Robert Vaughn
Date: Sunday, October 26, 2003 04:49 PM
My Name is Robert Eugene Vaughn,
I understand that my Father,Lloyd Irving Vaughn,was from Esbon. His father was the local newspaper person. I also understand that I had an Aunt who was named "Bert" Sink and they were wheat farmers.
I see in the listing of surnames that neither Sink or Vaughn are listed. Would someone there be able to point me in the proper direction so I might research my family history there.
Thank you,
Bob Vaughn

Topic: FINN, FISHER and QUICK families
From: Shirley Terry
Date: Monday, September 29, 2003 06:08 PM
We are interested in sharing information on the FINN, FISHER and QUICK families who lived in the Lovewell and Formosa areas. The Finns and Quicks came from Pennsylvania and the Fishers from Canada via Michigan. We recently visited Jewell County and found some of our family in the Laurel Hill Cemetery near Lovewell. We took lots of digital pictures in that cemetery and several others.

From: Maxine Morrison
Date: Tuesday, January 04, 2005 04:05 PM
do you have a Fred Fisher married to a mary Bell Hughes in
your line of Fishers?

Topic: mcdaniel
From: Carole Davis
Date: Monday, September 29, 2003 08:35 AM
I would appreciate any info on William Mc Daniel (wifw Sarah) who lived in Jewell Co., Ks. 1880. Would especially like to know if he is buried there. He wa born 188 in Indiana. Please reply to ccjmcdaniel@aol Thamks

Topic: Myers/Meyers/Meyer Cemeteries close to Smith County
From: Lowell Krahn
Date: Wednesday, September 03, 2003 12:12 PM
Looking for Ray and Minnie Myers (not sure of spelling, could be Meyers or Meyer). Supposedly, they are buried in a cemetery in Jewell County close to the Smith County border. Minnie was born in 1890. I believe Ray Myers was still alive in 1959. Anyone who is familiar with cemeteries in Western Jewell County, please reply. Thanks.

Topic: William Harmon/Julia ?
From: Paula Brunson
Date: Wednesday, August 27, 2003 02:14 PM
My great grandparents, William Harmon[birth and death dates unknown]and Julia[maiden name,birth and death dates unknown]were living in Ionia,Jewell Co,KS according to the 1880 census. There were 5 children in the family at that time, one being my grandfather Francis Ulysses[bDec.7,1874 in MO[don't know where]dJune1949 Oberlin,Decatur Co, KS. He married Clara Dietrich[bJune 20,1878 Palmyra,Harrison Co,IN dApril 1973 San Diego,CA]on Oct 28,1897 in Cloud Co,KS. I have quite a bit of info on Clara but only what is stated here on the others. Any information will be of help. I can be contacted at Thank you, Paula

Topic: Margaret McGuffey
From: Kathy Coe
Date: Sunday, August 17, 2003 10:50 AM
A puzzle concerning Jewell County is as follows:
Edgington, Illinois (Rock Island Co.) Sept 28, 1881
Mrs McGuffey left here on Monday last for Jewell County, Kansas, where , it is said that she will become a bride. The intended groom is a youth of 60 or more summers, and was an old settler of this place for more than 20 years, but for the last ten years he has lived in Kansas.
The Daily Argus Thursday, Sept 29, 1881 page 4 column 5.
Margaret was born ca. 1834 in Scotland, and was the widow of William McGuffey. There were two children Jesse H. (f) and John B. I have checked the marriage records but didn't have any luck. I would like the name of the groom if possible, where they may have lived and died.
Appreciate some help on this challenge. Best Wishes, Kathy Coe

From: Richard Kinkead
Date: Thursday, July 24, 2003 10:08 AM
I am researching William Davis KINKEAD, 1819-1903, and his wife Emily, 1820-1901, who lived in Jewell County, Kansas, in 1881, according to his father's estate. I don't know when they arrived or left, but they came from Boone Co, IA, after 1869, and were buried in Pottawattamie Co, IA. They buried four children in Boone and their surviving daughter, Dora, settled in or near Council Bluffs with her husband, Chester Clark.
Many thanks in advance,
Richard N Kinkead

Date: Sunday, September 07, 2003 02:59 PM
Additional info on William Davis Kinkead:
Lived in BUFFALO TWP in 1880 with son John W Kinkead and son's wife, Jennie.
Thanks for any help.

Topic: William Martin Gum
From: Jim Gumm
Date: Monday, July 07, 2003 01:09 PM
I am trying to find info on William Martin Gum, he is my gg grandfather, I have much history about him including that he is buried in Webber Cemetery in Jewell co. Ks. however after making a trip to this cemetery I could not find him or his wife Elizabeth (Potter) Gum who is also supposed to be buried there, no headstones could be found, they died in 1891 &1899 respectively, I am not having any luck finding solid facts that they are there, i.e. death certs or cemetery registers, any info would be highly appreciated


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