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Queries for the period beginning 1 September 2002

Query Surnames: Devlin

Date: 28 December 2002

Query: Could you please check Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas [Vol I] for a biography of Pat Devlin on page 30.

Greg Peterman greg@gate.net

Response: From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, p. 30, Oswatomie History: "Osawatomie has the honor that the name "Jayhawker" originated here. Before the sun was up, one morning in the fall of 1856, a free-stater, named Pat Devlin, was seen riding into town on a well-loaded mule. A neighbor remarked, "Pat you looklike you had been on an excursion." Pat answered that he had been "jayhawking." Asked for an explanation, Pat said he had been foraging off the enemy; that in Ireland, a bird called the jayhawk worried its prey before devouring it. From this incident, we have the now familiar nome of Jayhawker.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Hines

Date: 27 December 2002

Query: Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co., KS, Vol. 2: information about the family of Grace Hutton Hines and Clark Ward Hines (pp. 176, 253).

Elaine Pennell spammy@epix.net

Response: From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 2: p 176: Clark Wayne Hines Sr by Patricia L. Hall. Abstract as follows:

Clark Wayne Hines Sr (b 15 Feb 1887 Maryville Twp, Miami Co, KS; d pneumonia 9 Apr 1919; parents Ira Hines and Elizbeth Clanton) m 23 Dec 1909 at Philidelphia, PA to Grace Hutton. children: Juanita Elizabeth Green, Clark Wayne Hines Jr, Naomi Louise Gray, Lolita Grace Brown, Geraldine St. John, Jack Thomas Hines.

Ira Hines (b 2 Dec 1864 Spring Hill, Miami Co, KS; parents Thomas Hines and Elizabeth Givens) m 1st 24 Dec 1885 at Olathe, KS to Lizzie Clanton (d Sep 1900), m 2nd to Eunice -?-. children - 1st marriage: Clark Wayne Hines, Leota Ethel Gorhan (b Maryville Twp, Miami Co, KS); 2nd marriage: Olive Hines.

Clark Wayne Hines Sr. Educated in Miami Co schools. Served in Navy (1905- Dec 1909), served in Hawaii, Phillipines, China, rose to rank of second class quartermaster. Returned to Johnson Co. Worked as conductor on Strang Line railroad, deputy sheriff (1915), adjutant and inspector National Soldiers Home, Wadsworth, KS (1918- Apr1919).

Ira Hines. Farmer. After death of first wife, moved to Coffeyville, KS.

From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 2: p 253: Lawrence Lee Smith Rhea by Pat Hall. Abstract as follows:

Rena Marie Rhea (b 13 May 1918 Miami Co, KS; parents Lawrence Lee Smith Rhea [b 9 Feb 1894 Miami Co, KS,d 26 Sep 1950 Paola, KS, m 25 Dec 1916 Miami Co, KS; note - surname legally changed Rhea in honor of his grandfather John J. Rhea] and Violet May Stitt [b 3 Dec 1896 Merwin, MO]; grandparents Oran Smith and Eva Rhea.) m 1 Feb 1936 at Olathe, KS to Clark Wayne Hines Jr (d 29 Aug 1984; parents Clark Wayne Hines Sr and Grace Hutton). Children: Patricia (m Charles Hall), Carol Marie (m -?- Braun)

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Buchanan

Date: 15 Dec 2002

Query: Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS Vol I, page 117-118. The family of William Johnson Buchanan.

name and address omitted by request

Response: From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 1, pp 117-118: William Johnson and Maggie Erps Buchanan by Viva G. Buchanan. Abstract as follows: William Johnson Buchanan (b 6 Sep 1851 Barnesville, OH, d 1928) m 12 Dec 1900 to Maggie Irene Erps (b 1 Nov 1881 Bloomington, IL, d 1980). 9 children: Robert Harley Buchanan (b 2 Dec 1902, d 16 Apr 1983, m Alice Hearn, 4 children); Andrew Waltermer Buchanan (b 7 Mar 1904, d 2 Feb 1905); Florence Gertrude Buchanan (b 30 Jul 1905, m Clyde Hadsall, 5 children); James Buchanan (b 1 Oct 1906, d 5 Nov 1981, m Huldah Crow, 4 children); Benjamin Franklin Buchanan (b 12 Aug 1908, m Edith Ross, 4 children); Charles Edward Buchanan (b 26 Nov 1909, m Golda Haughn, 4 children); Viva G. Buchanan (b 26 Mar 1911, nurse, served in Army); John Jacob Astor Buchanan (b 15 Aug 1912, m Linnie Hornbuckle, 5 children); Rose Bud Buchanan (b 11 Dec 1915, m Glen Miller, 2 children).

William Johnson Buchanan apprenticed to a blacksmith at age 18. Shoed horses on the Chisholm Trail. Farmed OH, IA. Moved to Fontana, Miami Co, KS in 1881. After his death, his wife married Thomas Francis Coughlin (d 1947) in 1931, then married to Ott Williams (Enfield, IL, d 1962) in 1953.

Photograph of the Buchanan family dated 24 Jan 1915 includes: James, Benjamin Franklin, Charles, Viva G., John Jacob Astor, Robert Harley, William Johnson, Maggie Irene and Florence Gertrude.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Wright

Date: 15 Dec 2002

Query: World War I Draft Registration lookup for Wright, Roland R. 233.

Sharon Wilson Twosisters1dog@cs.com

Response: Information from World War I, Draft Registration Cards, Miami County, Kansas, as abstracted and indexed by Patricia Merrill Hollingsworth.

p 233 "Roland R. Wright, age 18, b. July 22, 1900; employed as truck driver by Magnolia Petroleum Co. in Augusta, Butler Co., KS; nearest relative - Mrs. Lydia A. Wright, 809 S. Kaskaskia, Paola, KS. 67 inches tall, medium build, blue eyes, light hair. Home address 809 S. Kaskaskia, Paola, KS."

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Abbott, Ramsey

Date: 4 Dec 2002

Query: Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co., KS, Vol. 2: Ramsey, Austin 101; Ramsey, Henry Earl 260; Ramsey, Julia Emma Schubert 101; Ramsey, Mary Magdelena Rhorer 101; Ramsey, Opal Leora 101+p; Ramsey, Perry Simon 101; Ramsey, Robert W. 71+p; Ramsey, Robert William 74; Ramsey, Thirsa 207; Abbott, Caryl F. Moore 101; Abbott, James Ramsey 101; Abbott, James Wayne 101; Abbott, Julia Geraldine 101; Abbott, Opal Leora Ramsey 101+p.

Mary Graff marygraff@hotmail.com

Response: From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol 2:

p 71. Article on Veterans of World War I of the USA Inc. Barracks No. 2435, Osawatomie, KS. List of members compiled in the 1960. Robert W. Ramsey, Osawtomie, KS, was a member and is pictured.

p 73-74. Article on Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Hanlin-Kelly Post 2258 Osawatomie, KS. Organized 3 Nov 1931. 72 charter members including Robert William Ramsey.

p 101. Abstract of story of Opal Leora (Ramsey) Abbott written by Paige Pagnotta. Austin Ramsey m Mary Magdelena Rhorer (b Maryland, parents from Germany), children 4 sons including Perry Simon Ramsey, Mary and 4 sons moved from Marion Co, IN to Marmaton, KS. Perry Simon Ramsey m Julia Emma Schubert in 1895, 6 children including Opal Leora Ramsey. Opal Leora Ramsey (b 10 Apr 1899 Uniontown, Bourbon Co, KS) m 10 Jun 1919 to James Wayne Abbott (b 2 Sep 1896, d 26 Sep 1978), chilren: Julia Geraldine Abbot(d 1989 Osawatomie, KS, m Vernon Burt, 4 children), James Ramsey Abbott (m Caryl F. Moore)

p 207. Story of William A. and Helen (Sims) Martin Family by Tilton Hinds. William A. Martin m 20 Jan 1841 Fayette Co, VA to Helen Sims (parents Edward and Hannah Mary Sims), 9 children including Peter Martin. Peter Martin (b 17 Jan 1862) m 1 Feb 1880 Harrisonville, Cass Co, MO to Thirsa Ramsey, 2 children: George, Myrtle.

p 260. Story of James and Alice M. (Stubblefield) Russell by Harold Long. James Russell (b 6 Sep 1821 Lee Co, VA, d Mar 1896 Cass Co, MO, parents John Russell Jr and Margaret Stewart) m abt 1848 Lee Co, VA to Alice M. Stubblefield (b 26 Jan 1828 Grainger Co, TN, d 27 Oct 1914 Cass Co, MO, parents George R. Stubblefield and Mary A. Johnson), 10 children including Erwin Kyle Russell. Erwin/Irwin Kyle Russell (b 3 Jul 1868 Hancock Co, TN, d 1952 Archie, MO) m Minerva Drake, adopted Henry Earl Ramsey.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Dawson

Date: 18 Nov 2002

Query: Am seeking any info on Dawson sisters: Emily "Emma" (b. MO, probably Cass co., 1859), Jane Ellen (b. Miami co. KS, 1864), Alice (b. ditto, 1867). Last known in 1880 census Miami co. KS, dts. of James M. (b. MO 1828) and Irene Dawson (b. MO 1842, d. 1879?). No marriages found in Miami co. KS. Family resided in Paola or Osawatomie, KS. Father James last known 1885 when he sold property in Paola. Where to??

Gerald Carr Gdcarr2@aol.com

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Query Surnames: Rhodes, Smith

Date: 14 Nov 2002

Query: Smith, Clara G. 40-V2; Rhodes, Mollie Jane 204-V2

Mildred Prather-Garner - mprather@coin.org

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol II, p 40, Old Hillsdale Cemetery, Rows 13 and 14, no lot numbers: Smith Clara Grace 5 Jul 1898 - 9 Feb 1961.

Vol II, p 204, Lane Cemetery, Franklin Co, KS, alphabetical listing of names: Rhodes, Adah d 9 Feb 1914; Rhodes, Charles d 4 Dec 1918; Rhodes, Mollie Jane Pryther? d 2 Jun 1918 mother; Rhodes, John Edward 14 Jun 1850 - 8 Oct 1927 mother.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Kinkaid, Marshall

Date: 13 Nov 2002

Query: I am looking for a possible probate for James Marshall or perhaps Madison Marshall for about 1855-1859 in Dist. 5. I have a James Timothy Marshall who was the son of James(?) Marshall and Margaret Jane Kinkaid. James (Sr.) died about 1855-1859 and Margaret remarried to Parley Pratt Bingham. Then Margaret died in 1860 leaving James Timothy with his step father. I'm trying to find out who James Marshall was and where he was from. Also looking for the probate record of James D. Kinkaid Jan. 1867

Marilyn McGuire - moomc@attbi.com

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Query Surnames: Roberts

Date: 12 Nov 2002

Query: Cemeteries of Miami County Kansas Thomas E Roberts 14-V2

Judi Trimble jtrimble@bykotachurch.org

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol II, p 14, Bucyrus Cemetery, Lot 28: Roberts, Ross E. 1900-1918 Co B 307 BN T.C.; Paintin, Mary Roberts 1837-1924; Roberts, Thomas E. 1862-1947; Roberts, Dora May 1871-1944.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Gordon

Date: 4 Nov 2002

Query: Could you tell me if there is information available telling who the parents are of 2 GORDON girls that drowned? From Cemeteries of Miami, Co KS, Vol lll, p 653 Fontana Cemetery (no lot): Gordon, Ada B 1876 (1889 drowned); Gordon, Katie 1878 (1889 drowned)

Waunita M Herron wmherron@juno.com

Response: The cemetery records do not show who their parents were. There are a number of other Gordon's in the cemetery records that could be related to them. All the primary Fontana Cemetery records are found in Vol I, pp 46-76. The records in Vol III were addendums. The two girls listed in Vol III, who drown, were also listed in Vol I, p 62. They are buried in lot 69 along with an unnamed son (no dates) and M.A. (no dates).

Information from Vital Records Miami County, Kansas, as abstracted and indexed by Patricia Merrill Hollingsworth.

p 126 "15 Jul 1889 Ada Belle Carden [sic, name is actually Gordon], female, age 14 yrs, no birthplace listed, American, resident of KS 11 years; died in Osage Twp in Middle Creek near Fontana, Osage Twp., Miami Co., KS by drowning; interred 16 Jul 1889 in Fontana, KS by M.L. Nesbitt undertaker of Fontana, KS. Return by A. Reichard, Paola, KS."

p 126 "15 Jul 1889 Kata May Gordon, female, age 11 yrs, b. KS; died in Middle Creek near Fontana, Osage Twp., Miami Co., KS by drowning; interred 16 Jul 1889 in Fontana, KS by M.L. Nesbitt undertaker of Fontana, KS. Return by A. Reichadr [sic], Paola, KS."

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Patterson

Date: 2 Nov 2002

Query: For the WWI Draft Registration Card Index the number for Reese Bonham Patterson is 157.I am also seeking information for Ruth Patterson born 1902.

Steven R. Page web-czar@rcn.com

Response: Information from World War I, Draft Registration Cards, Miami County, Kansas, as abstracted and indexed by Patricia Merrill Hollingsworth.

p 157 "Reese Bonham Patterson, age 43, b. May 31, 1875; employed as locomotive engineer by MO Pacific RR in Osawatomie, KS; nearest relative - Frances E. Patterson, wife, Osawatomie, KS. Tall, medium build, light brown eyes, dark brown hair. Home address W. Brown Ave., Osawatomie, KS."

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: McDowell

Date: 26 Oct 2002

Query: The index to "Cemeteries of Miami County, Kansas" on the Miami Co. GenWeb site says that the following individuals are found in Vol III on page 255: McDowell, Elmer (Bud); McDowell, Joseph E.; McDowell, Rosa E.

Dan Wurtzler Drwphw@aol.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol III, p 255, Osawatomie Cemetery, Row 12, no lot numbers: McDowell, Joseph E. 1884-1953; McDowell, Rosa E. 1886-1981; McDowell, Elmer "Bud" 22 Sep 1910 - 7 Feb 1985; McDowell, Florine I. 17 Mar 1908 - [death not shown] married 16 Aug 1946.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Thomas

Date: 24 Oct 2002

Query: Could you please check your references for the burial of John Thomas. Index shows John H. 173-v1 and John W 173-v1.

Arlene Crawford acrawf@tacnet.missouri.org

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol I, p 173, New Lancaster Cemetery, Row T, Lot 60: Thomas, John W. 23 Dec 1866 - 8 Sep 1867 son of John H. and Hannah.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Cornwell

Date: 24 Oct 2002

Query: How do I find the Elmwood Cemetery in Miami County, and how do I find individual plots? How can I learn of the tombstone inscriptions of the following? V3, p 542 - Cornwell: Floyd, Julia.

Larry P. Cornwell LaCornwell@aol.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol III, p 542, Paola Cemetery, Elmwood Addition, West, Section III, Row 5, Lot 186: Cornwell, John Loyd 7 Sep 1908 - 17 Dec 1909 son of J.E. and L. Cornwell.

Row 6, Lot 86: Cornwell, Floyd 4 Apr 1834 - 17 Jan 1909 Co C 10th IN Vol Cav Civil War; Cornwell, Julia 1840-1928 his wife.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Fitzgerald

Date: 24 Oct 2002

Query: I was wondering if you could look for the information contained in: Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas, Vol. II on p. 152-153 about Thomas England Fitzgerald and Sophia (Stevens) Fitzgerald. I am trying to determine if Sophia is a daughter of my ancestor, Rufus D. Stevens, born about 1769, of New York, Upper Canada (now Ontario) and later Michigan.

Marjean H. Workman Marjean.Workman@hp.com

Response: From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol II, p 152-3, Story of Thomas England and Sophia Stevens Fitzgerald submitted by G. E. "Ed" Fitzgerald. Approximately 6 column inches and 2 photos. Summarized as follows:

Thomas England Fitzgerald (b abt 1800 Ireland, d 17 Aug 1873, bur McNelly Cemetery) m 1824 to Sophia Stevens Fitzgerald (b 1 Nov 1805 Ft. Erie, Canada, d abt Apr 1890, bur McNelly Cemetery). children: 1) Gerald England ( b 28 Feb 1825 Sweet Corners, Rainham, Ontario, d 20 Aug 1904, m Ann Caroline Loomis 8 Apr 1849 Talbot, Haldimand County, Ontario); 2) William (b 24 Nov 1827 Ontario, d 8 Mar 1909, m Mary Raible 1849 Rainham, Ontario); 3) Statira (b 19 May 1830, d 22 Feb 1897, m abt 1850 William Arad Fessenden, 2 children b Ontario d Moline, Elk Co, KS); 4) Mary Ann (b 23 Apr 1834, d 4 Nov 1930 Louisburg, KS, m 1 Jan 1891 Charles Skinner); 5) Almira (b 1835, d 1901 Center Point, IA, m Steven Dunbar 4 Jul 1858 Monroe, Green Co, WI); 6) Thomas (b May 1840 Ft Erie, Ontario, d 1841); 7) Sarah (b 1841, d between 1873-1890, m Elijah Brown); 8) Emma (b 1848).

Thomas arrived in Canada about 1816, moved to Wisconsin about 1850, moved to Miami Co, KS, in 1873. He worked as a school teacher, farmer and innkeeper. He wrote his will 14 Aug 1873. He bought land on 21 Jul 1873 and 30 Jul 1873.

Sophia's obituary in the Louisburg Herald (Apr 1890) noted that in 1873, she left a daughter in Iowa, two sons in Canada and two daughters in Louisburg, KS.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames:

Date: 15 Oct 2002

Query: Cemetery lookups for Weaver: Aaron 214-V1, Charles 214-V1, Ellie 214-V1, Fred 214-V1, Jesse 214-V1, Joseph 214-V1, James 31-V2, John C. 31-V2, Mary 31-V2, Nancy 31-V2, William 31-V2, Edward S. 68-V2, Charles S. 68-V2, Charles A. 135-V2, Daniel 190-V3, Ella 190-V3, Laverne 190-V3, Edward G. 238-V3. Please send me the information on the following person from Vol 2 of Miami County Family Stories and Histories: Woolard, Amanda Melvina 151

Mildred Prather-Garner mprather@coin.org

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol I, p 214, Stanton Cemetery, Row 1 (No markers, only plain cement blocks): Lot 51 - Weaver, Ellie 1863-1928 wife of Joe; Lot 52 - Weaver, Aaron son ofJoe and Ellie; Lot 53 - Weaver, Jesse son ofJoe and Ellie; Lot 54 - Weaver, Charles son ofJoe and Ellie; Lot 55 - Weaver, Fred son ofJoe and Ellie; Lot 56 - Weaver, Joseph son ofJoe and Ellie; Lot 57 Weaver, Velma dau of Nat Weaver; Lots 58 and 59 - infants of Joe Weaver; Lot 60 - plain marker; Lot 61 - Weaver, Joseph1844-1923.

Vol II, p 30-31, Old Hillside Cemetery, Rows 7 and 8. unnumbered lot: Weaver, Mattie B. 1865-1938; Weaver, Lieut Wm. Co B 150 IL Inf (Civil War) no dates; Weaver, Mary 3 Sep 1827 - 24 Apr 1898 wife of Wm.; Weaver, John C. 20 Dec 1850 - 27 Jan 1869 son of Wm and Mary. unnumbered lot: Weaver, Zera L. d 23 Apr 1875 age 28y 1m 26d son of J. and N. Weaver; Weaver, James d 13 Sep 1893 age 73y 8m 22d; Weaver, Nancy d 2 Dec 1876 age 54y 4m 18d wife of James.

Vol II, p 68, Louisburg Cemetery, East Side, Row 1, Lot E 16: Weaver, Philip Owen d 23 Jan 1891 age 10y 9m 8d; Weaver, Margaret Lenore d 1 Aug 1898 age 13y 24d children of J.P. and M.B.; Weaver, Thomas A. d 27 Nov 1899 26y 7m 26d; Weaver, Margaret B. 1847-1926 wife of P.J.; Weaver, Philip J. 1843-1928 Signal Corps US Army; Weaver, Edward S. 1872-1918; Weaver, Charles S. 1878-1948; Weaver, Odessa E. 1884-1971.

Vol II, p 135, Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Row 21, N end, Lot F: Weaver, Gladys E. 1900 - [no date]; Weaver, Charles A. 1900-1975.

Vol III, p 190, Osawatomie Cemetery, Row 13, no lot numbers: Weaver, Daniel 1873-1961 father; Weaver, Ella 1876-1947 mother; Weaver, Laverne 1914-1945.

Vol III, p 238, Osawatomie Cemetery, Row 18, no lot numbers: Weaver, Edward G. 1894-1986; Weaver, Effie J. 1896 - [no date].

Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, p 151, Story of Marcellus and Nancy Jane (Reece) Fickel by Herbert L. Fickel, approximately 16 column inches, 1 photo. Summarized as follows: James Fickel (b Jan 1818, son of Joseph Fickel) m 2 Jul 1840 to Amanda Melvina Wollard (d 24 Feb 1886, Olathe, KS). Children: Harriet (b 5 Sep 1841); Mary (b 17 Feb 1843); Martha Ann (b 17 Aug 1844); Marcellus (b 3 Aug 1846); Nelson (b 15 Apr 1850); Minerva Catherine (b 20 Dec 1852); Winnaferd Elatha (b 20 Jul 1855); Emma Jane (b Apr 6 1858). Lived Fairfield Co, OH; moved to Franklin Co, OH 1856; moved to KS Dec 1868.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Barden

Date: 12 Oct 2002

Query: I would appreciate a lookup in Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas, Vol. II for: Barden, Marvin R. 76, 78

Mildred Prather-Garner mprather@coin.org

Response: From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol II, p 76 - Army National Guard Unit for Miami County. "Battery "F" 127th Field Artillery Battalion was inducted into Federal service on December 23, 1940, at its home station, Paola, Kansas. This unit was formally Troop "K" 114th Cavalry. This was red-designated Battery "C" 127th F. A. Bn (155mm Howitzer) tractor-drawn while stationed at Camp Robinson, Arkansas, in 1941. It participated in the sourthwest Arkansas and Louisiana maneuvers in 1941. On Decebmer 23, 1941, the unit was moved to the West Coast and set up defenses in Los Angeles, Escondido, El Cajon and San Luis Obispo, California area. It returned to Camp Rucker, Alabama, on March 27, 1943, and participated in the Tennessee maneuvers before embarking on May 12, 1944. The unit landed in England on May 26, 1944, and soon after moved to France where it participated in the Battle for St. Lo and in France, Germany, Belgiu and Holland before returning to Z-I. It was inactivated November 20, 1945. The unit participated in five major campaigns and at one time spent 100 continuous days on the line. A list of the men who left for Camp Robinson follows (January 3, 1941)" Pvt Marvin R. Barden was included in the list. p 78 also has the list of men who left for Camp Robinson, including Pvt Marvin R. Barden.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Ellis

Date: 7 Oct 2002

Query: Interested in Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas, Vol. II, pp 146-7, the Ellis family. Specifically John Thomas family.

Mike Burke mgburke2@email.msn.com

Response: From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol II, pp 146-7, Story about the Floyd G. "Bob" Ellis Family submitted by Anne Ellis McElroy. 4 columns, approximately 32 column inches, 9 photographs.

Extract of information about John Thomas Ellis. John Thomas Ellis (b 5 Feb 1826 Albemarle Co, VA, d 8 Mar 1888 Miami Co, KS, son of Thomas J. Ellis and Mary "Polly" Ballard) m 31 Dec 1851 Lewis Co, VA [now WV] to Lucinda Keith (dau of James Keith and Phoebe Bennett). ch: Charles Alonzo, Flora Code, Hattie, James, Lillie "Dick", Albert Gallatin "Bert", Thaddeus.

"John and Cindy moved to Kansas in 1856 near Rantoul. In 1860 they built a cabin on Mount Nebo near Lane, Kansas, a claim of 160 acres. The cabin was replaced by a stone house, still standing in 1997."

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Yost

Date: 5 Oct 2002

Query: Do you have any information on a Fred E Yost and Martha Yost that were buried at Wagstaff Cemetery in Miami County? I know they are buried plot 140 volume 2. Are there any other yost listed for that cemetery?

Janet Yost Janet62C@aol.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol II, p 173, Wagstaff Cemetery, Lot 140: Yost, Fred E. 1882 - 1951; Yost, Martha L. 1888 - 1972.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Darnall

Date: 2 Oct 2002

Query: I am looking for the burial location of Sarah Ann Macoun Darnall, reportedly died in Paola, Miami County, KS, on 3 August 1873.

Charlie Templer CharTemp@aol.com

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Query Surnames: Grother, McCormick

Date: 29 Sep 2002

Query: Katherine Grother of Block Community, Miami Co was born 1878, and married Homer C. McCormick abt 1898. We are trying to find information on Homer McCormick. Did Homer ever live in Miami County? If so, we want his fathers name, and the names of other family members , if known.

Diana L. Mitchell crazybuffalo@centurytel.net

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Query Surnames: Dyer

Date: 29 Sep 2002

Query: Would appreciate the information contained in Volume II on page 200 for George Dyer and Margaret Dyer and in Volume 3 of the cemetery records for Elizabeth Ann Dyer (407-V3).

Maryln and Frank Tetzlaff MarylnT@aol.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol III, p 336, Paola Cemetery, North Addition I, Section I, South Half, Row 3, Lot 11: Dyer, Veigh Horace 25 Apr 1898 - 29 Oct 1944.

p 407, Paola Cemetery, Oak Grove Addition, North Half, Row 17, Lot 67: Dyer, Elizabeth Ann d 3 Dec 1867 age 36y 10m 23d wife of C. Dyer.

p 512, Paola Cemetery, Elmwood Addition, North Half, Section II, Row 2, Lot 198: Dyer, Charles E. 7 Mar 1852 - 24 Feb 1901.

From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol II, p 200-201, story of Doctor Orrin C. Lowe submitted by Eunice Bradley. Approximately 4 column inches.

Orrin C. Lowe, son of William "Eck" Alexander and Margaret Dyer Lowe was born on a farm in Valley Township on October 1, 1883. Eck and Margaret had six children: Otto, Orrin, Ethel, Roy, Elizabeth, Zoe and Lela. The family moved to Kansas from Illinois in 1865. Margaret's father George Dyer was on the school board of Vickers School for many years before removing to Toronto, KS.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Mettler

Date: 26 Sep 2002

Query: Check the World War I draft information for Lee Mettler and Dewey Mettler (p. 139) who were from Miami County, Kansas.

Laurie Evans Jlevans8@cs.com

Response: Information from World War I, Draft Registration Cards, Miami County, Kansas, as abstracted and indexed by Patricia Merrill Hollingsworth.

p 139 "Dewey Mettler, age 21, b. May 9, 1896 in Sugar Creek Twp., Miami Co., KS; employed as farmer; single with no dependents. Medium height and build, blue eyes, brown hair. Home address Drexel, MO."

p 139 "Lee Mettler, age 23, b. Mar. 6, 1894 in Drexel, KS; farm laborer; single with no dependents; previous military experience says none, but then lists Co. 'K' Infantry in KS National Guard. Medium height, slender build, blue eyes, red hair. Home address Drexel, MO."

p 139 "James Ralph Mettler, age 33, b. Feb 17, 1885; employed as photographer; nearest relative - Manford Mettler, R#2, Drexel, Cass Co., MO. Blue eyes, brown hair, left leg ampt. Home address Drexel, Cass Co., MO."

p 139 "George Wellington Mettler, age 27, b. Sept. 13, 1889 in Drexel, MO; farmer; married with wife. Medium height and build, blue eyes, brown hair. Home address Drexel, MO."

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Lehmkuhl, Minden

Date: 23 Sep 2002

Query: Lookups from Cemeteries of Miami Co.: Anna M. Minden 31-V1, 32-V1; Anna Ohlmeier Minden 33-V1; H. Anna Minden 32-V1; Anna M. Lehmkuhl 30-V1; John Lehmkuhl 26-V1 and any others with the same surname. Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co., KS, Vol 2: Lehmkuhl, Paul D. 76, 78.

Doris Burkhamer - donb@spamfree.advertisnet.net

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol I, Trinity Lutheran Church, Block Cemetery, list of names by row number.

p 24 - Row 3 - Infants: Von Minden, dau of Nicholas 1869-16 Sep 1869

p 25 - Row 4 - Infants: Minden, John C. 1893-11 Aug 1893; Minden, Herman H. 1891-5 Feb 1893.

p 26 - Row 5 - Adults: Von Minden, Nickolas 1830-13 Jan 1901; Minden, Heinrich 1862-19 Nov 1894.

p 26, Row 6 - Infants: Minden, child of Fred 1914-26 Mar 1914; Minden, child of Fred 1913-6 Jan 1913; Lehmkuhl, child of Dick.

p 27 - Row 6 - Infants: Minden, dau of John and Ida 1904-16 Sep 1904.

p 28 - Row 8 - Infants: Minden, Leland E. 1930-17 Aug 1931; Minden, baby boy 1928-15 Oct 1928; Minden, baby girl 1920-7 Dec 1920; Minden, Walter 1905-3 Sep 1919; Minden, baby girl 1917-24 Aug 1917.

p 29 - Row 9 - Adults: Von Minden, Beta 1844-23 Feb 1918.

p 29 - Row 10 - Adults: Minden, Arthur R. 1885-20 Sep 1933; Von Minden, Herman 1873-29 May 1928.

p 30, Row 12 - Adults: Lehmkuhl, Anna M. 1867-21 Oct 1947; Lehmkuhl, Dick 1862-25 Feb 1947; Minden, John 1895-21 Feb 1947.

p 31, Row 12 - Adults: Minden, Katherine 1871-9 Dec 1946.

p 31, Row 13 - Adults: Minden, Anna M. 1883-18 Jan 1954; Minden, Nikolaus 1867-1 Sep 1950; Minden, Frederick M. 1887-17 May 1949.

p 32, Row 14 - Adults and children: Minden, Anna M. 1887-29 Jan 1963; Minden, Magdalena 1879-1 Apr 1962; Minden, William N. 1887-20 Oct 1960; Minden, H. Anna 1883-1 Oct 1958; Minden, Selma 1897-16 Oct 1957.

p 32, Row 15 - Adults and Children: Minden, Otto John 1889-5 Jun 1970.

p 33, Row 16 - Adults and Children: Minden, Maria S. 1892-1976; Minden, Ida M. Reifel 1881-19 Jan 1976; Minden, Anna Ohlmeier 1905-4 Dec 1975; Minden, Arnold H. J. 1916-13 Nov 1974; Von Minden, Henry 1894-11 Aug 1972.

p 34 - Row 16 - Adults and Children: Minden, Sena 1885-24 Mar 1972.

From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co., KS, Vol II. p 76 - Army National Guard Unit for Miami County. "Battery "F" 127th Field Artillery Battalion was inducted into Federal service on December 23, 1940, at its home station, Paola, Kansas. This unit was formally Troop "K" 114th Cavalry. This was red-designated Battery "C" 127th F. A. Bn (155mm Howitzer) tractor-drawn while stationed at Camp Robinson, Arkansas, in 1941. It participated in the sourthwest Arkansas and Louisiana maneuvers in 1941. On Decebmer 23, 1941, the unit was moved to the West Coast and set up defenses in Los Angeles, Escondido, El Cajon and San Luis Obispo, California area. It returned to Camp Rucker, Alabama, on March 27, 1943, and participated in the Tennessee maneuvers before embarking on May 12, 1944. The unit landed in England on May 26, 1944, and soon after moved to France where it participated in the Battle for St. Lo and in France, Germany, Belgiu and Holland before returning to Z-I. It was inactivated November 20, 1945. The unit participated in five major campaigns and at one time spent 100 continuous days on the line. A list of the men who left for Camp Robinson follows (January 3, 1941)" Sgt Paul D. Lehmkuhl was included in the list. p 78 also has the list of men who left for Camp Robinson, including Sgt. Paul D. Lehmkuhl.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Boyd

Date: 12 Sep 2002

Query: Could you please look in your cemeteries book for the following: Elvah Boyd, 95-V1, George Boyd, 176, V2

Pam Gazlay pamela@multipro.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol I, p 95, Hodges Cemetery, Row G, Lot 2: Boyd, W. J. 1837-1918; Boyd, Elvah A. 1849-1918 wife.

Vol II, p 176, Wagstaff Cemetery, Row 9, Lot74: Boyd, Carrye 1894-1980; Boyd, George 1884-1969.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Eisele

Date: 12 Sep 2002

Query: I would like a lookup for the surname Eisele in Miami co. cemetery books. Volume 3: Pg. 463 John Christophe, Emma, Woodson H. Pg. 445 Christopher, Mary, William. Pg. 506 Michael. Pg. 565 John, Emily.

Bill Mills rifnraf51@hotmail.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol III, p 445, Paola Cemetery, Oak Grove Addition, Southern half, Section I, Row 8, Lot 15: Eisele, Christopher 19 Jun 1820 - 26 Mar 1902; Eisele, Tacy O. Pettengill 14 Feb 1810 - 12 Jan 1894; Eisele, Mary 20 Jan 1853 - 20 Oct 1893; Eisele, William 1851 - 1862.

p 463, Paola Cemetery, Oak Grove Addition, Southern half, Section I, Row 39, Lot 155: Eisele, Woodson H. 11 Apr 1875 - 3 Sep 1900 son of J.C. and Emma Eisele.

p 506, Paola Cemetery, Elmwood Addition, North half, Section I, Row 22, Lot 165: Eisele, Michael 14 Aug 1855 - 31 Jan 1910.

p 565, Paola Cemetery, Oak Grove Addition, Southern half, Section I, Row 39, Lot 155, unmarked graves, no birth/death information: Eisele, Emily; Eisele, John.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Staley

Date: 11 Sep 2002

Query: From the cemetery index, Jennettie Staley, 200 - V3. WW1 Draft Registration - James Harry Staley 199

Anne AMKLINGLER@aol.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol III, p 200, Osawatomie Cemetery, Row 24, no lot numbers: Staley, Jennettie 3 Jan 1873 - 10 Feb 1931.

Information from World War I, Draft Registration Cards, Miami County, Kansas, as abstracted and indexed by Patricia Merrill Hollingsworth.

p 199 "James Harry Staley, age 45, b. Aug. 10, 1873; self-employed mother [shown as written], nearest relative - Jennettie Staley, wife, Osawatomie, KS. Medium height and build, grey eyes, black hair. Home address Osawatomie, KS.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Bedell

Date: 5 Sep 2002

Query: I am seeking information re. Robert M. Bedell, listed in the index on p. 72 of "Family Histories and Stories of Miami County, Kansas, Vol. II."

Paul Sweet pksweet@smithville.net

Response: From Family Histories and Stories of Miami Co, KS, Vol II, p 72, story about American Legion Hinkle Post #204, Osawatomie, Department of Kansas by Elnora Henness and Bill Plummer. Robert M. Bedell was one of the past commanders of the American Legion Post.

Sean Furniss

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Query Surnames: Jones

Date: 2 Sep 2002

Query: I found my g-uncle and aunt in 200-VII for John Bennett Jones and Fannie F. O'Brien Jones. He was born Sept. 9, 1889 in Ok. Does the records have their dob's and dod's and which cemetery where they are buried?

Wilma Jones Cowan wcowan@yournet.com

Response: From Cemeteries of Miami Co, KS, Vol II, p 200, Lane Cemetery, Franklin Co, KS, alphabetical listing of names - no row or lot numbers: Jones, John Bennett 9 Sep 1889 - 29 May 1982; Jone Fannie F. (O'Brien) 9 Jan 1896 - 31 Oct 1977.

Sean Furniss

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