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ALLISON Looking for additional information regarding Frank ALLISON b: abt 1872 who married Cordelia M. CROUSE on 20 July 1899 in Independence, Mongtomery, KS. The mariage license states they were both from Cherryvale. Diane 9/98

ALTENDORF Ann Dixon, 9/1996

APPLEGATE I am interested in corresponding with anyone working on the Whiteman or Applegate families from Montgomery county. Granville Moody Whiteman married Ada Lucinda Applegate there in 1889. Her parents were Stephen and Eliza Applegate. His were William Rapier and Mary Isabel Whiteman. Thanks! Marsha Mullen Rogers, Arkansas 8/98

AVERY I am searching for Maud Avery (married name ALLEN) born in Independence, KS in 1870 or 1871. Also James M. and Spain Avery. Maud is supposed to be buried in a cemetery in Independence, her date of death is April 22, 1897. James M. was a deputy US Marshal under Judge Parker in Fort Smith, AR. The family had moved to Seneca, MO as of 1897. Thanks, Joe Wasson 8/98



BERRYMAN, 1880 to present, Barbara Kidwell, (Note: I know this is out of order but since I do the page I get top billing!!!)

BABB, Isaac Louis & Cyntha SNIDER BABB lived in Lenapah, IT, but several children lived in Montgomery Co, KS Isaac b 1839, IN, Cyntha b 1848 IA Moved to KS C1877 In Sumner Co KS in 1880. Childre: Wm Sherman (m Minerva DeWITT (Chautauqua Co, KS, Mary Nugent) Henry Samuel (m Clara Ellen BENNETT), Louis Alford (m Minnie HYMAN) Martha Jane, Charles Theordore (m Ina Parlee HOLSTIN) Rosa Mae (m Amos Phillip YOUNG), Isaac "Allen" (m Minnie Myrtle ALEXANDER), Elizabeth Ann (m JE STUDEBAKER) Tryphena Dell, Frank & Frances (twins), Mary Millie (m Wm Erne owned Rose Hill Dairy in Coffeyville), John Arther. Have some wonderful old photos of most all of these, would be glad to share. Loretta Hilbert 5/97

BABB, James 1822 Warren Co OH m.Ann Elizabeth Hoskins 1848 Shelby Co IN d.1889 Independence, Montgomery Co KS. I'm searching for descendents of his children: Thomas J. b.1849, Mahala F. b.1851 m.Sylvanus Tharp, James W. b.1854, Eli C. b.1862, Eldora b.1868 m.Harry Nolte d.1888. Karel Babb Welch 4/97

BAILEY,Thomas M. born 3 Nov. 1829 in Zanesville, Ohio d. may 1906 in Galena, KS with funeral 11 May 1906 at the home of his daughter in Independence, KS. Jim Brooks 9/97

BAKER Seeking info or descendants of Paul Baker and Irene KELLY BAKER, b dates abt 1900.Pauls parents Isaac Baker and Elizabeth BEERY BAKER of Mo.Paul and Irene owned laundry in Coffeyville,and home there.They had 2 sons,names unknown.Paul died in Coffeyville sometime in early 1980s.Thank you Rocky.

BAKER, Gilbert R b. 5/10/1844 Windsor, NC (Bertie County)d. 1/11/1897 His parents were William Henry Baker and Martha Cale Baker [grandaughter of an Indian, Chief Cucklemaker] Gilbert was Confederate soldier, he left Bertie County before 1870, per census listing. He married Patience Shoopman February 10, 1876 Cass County, Ill. She b.? d. 12/12/1921 Dau. Cora E Baker b. Dec. 1876, Ill.[m. Denton] Son Ledrew or Ledrue Baker b. Aug 1880, Mg Co Ks., dau. Nellie Baker b Aug 1890 Mg Co. Ks.[m. Flanagan]. Family appears in 1895 census. In 1900 census, household consisted of Patience, widow, Cora, Leder/Ledrew/Ledru & Nellie. In 1910 census Patience age 63. Both dau's living in Independence, Ks. in 1921. Son Ledrew/Leder/Ledru was living in Oklahoma City in 1921. Looking for any info on this family, Thanks R Neil Baker, 320 Bakertown Rd, Windsor, NC 12/97


BALES Looking for the parents of William "Willie" BALES b abt 1878 Independence, Ks. Wm. married Lena Mae BUTLER. They had 4 Children born of this marriage. My mother Ethel Mae BALES b 1911 OK. Bill BALES b 1915, NB Lawrence James Henry"Hank" BALES b 28 may 1920,Cherryvale, Montgomery Co, KS. I have several half sisters born in Cherryvale, KS.. Anyone with information on this BALES or BUTLER line Mary

BALL, John "Jack" BALL & Caroline "Carrie" MATHEWS BALL are buried in Elmwood Cem, Coffeyville, Montgomery,KS. Need help finding their parents. John was born in 1841 in Canada & Caroline was b1854 in IL Married in 1874 in Green Co, IL. Their children: Nora E. (m Ulysses Russell GRISWOLD), Dave O. (m Mary HORTON), Matilda "Till" (m Bob HENDREN), Pearl(m O'BRIEN, SMITH,MAY), John J, Jessie Edna (m ALEXANDER,Lee PATTERSON, Homer MILLIGAN), Carrie (m Ed HESKWAN), Ida M, & Edward N Loretta Hilbert 5/97

BARNES, I am looking for information on my Great-Great Grandfather and Grandmother W.B. BARNES & Eliza or Elizabeth. They were listed on the 1875 census for Montgomery County. At them time of the 1875 census they were 39 and 35 years old. Their son James Henry BARNES obiturary states that W.B.BARNES lived in Cherryvale Labette County at the time of James death. Donna Clark 3/97

BARNES James and Ida Mae Barnes. They may be stepchildren of G. CARRINDER and Lyda BARNES around 1880'S in Caney, Montgomery Co.. There may also be another brother/cousin Thomas BARNES in the same time period . Thank you..Sandy Scruggs 9/97

BARRETT, Miller George, b. 6-6-1873, in Coffeyville, Montgomery Co., KS. Father was George BARRETT, mother first or last name CLEMENO. Request information on parents of Miller George as to birth dates and correct name of mother. Gene Cassman 10/97

BEATTIE, George Samuel, I'm looking for an obituary on George Samuel BEATTIE who died 1-21-1924 in Coffeyville, Kansas. Thanks, Lynn Murray 10/96

BEECHWOOD, Jacob. Lived in St. Paul, Neosho County, KS, from 1865 until 1909. Jacob and Catherine Sellman Beechwood (name changed from Buchholtz in 1840s) and their children, John, (m. Elizabeth Klein and moved back to Lewis County, NY), Barbara ( m.George Karleskint and moved back to Bourbon County, KS), Anthony (died in a mill accident in 1882 at the age of 32. He left behind a wife and baby, neither of whom I've identified yet)., Charles (m.Mary Meeks and later moved to Joplin, MO), Victoria (married a man named Frank Blaise. She died at age 27 and left 3 children. Her oldest, Lydia, married John Dumas. I know nothing else about her. ) and William. William is my great grandfather. He married Mary Alice BELL, daughter of John Thomas BELL and Louisa SAUNDERS, also of St. Paul, KS. William and Mary Alice moved to Coffeyville, Montgomery Co., KS in 1909, with their family. All children of Jacob and Catherine raised families in Neosho County. Would especially like more information about Anthony and Victoria. If anyone is researching these names, please contact me: Beechwood, Sellman, Blase, Bell, Dumas, Karleskint, Jarboe, Kendrick, Cavanaugh, Redinger, and many others. I have been to St. Paul, KS and have done a great deal of research on Beechwood and Bell. I'd like to share it with anyone who's interested, and am always looking for more leads. Thank you. Veronica Beechwood 4/97

BEHRENS I'm trying to find information regarding my great grandfather and grandmother, Charles and Theresa(?) Behrens from Elk City, Kansas, around the turn of the century. I know "Mrs. Behrens" is buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery (from notes my aunt had). Is there any way to find out? Possibly through a look up? Charles Behrens had something to do with the flour mill(?) in Elk City. He left and lived in the Chicago area between 1910 and 1920, and was in both census reports as living with his son-in-law. Apparently my grandmother, Otillia Behrens spent a lot of time in Elk City also. I have a girl's "album" with lots of signatures of her friends in Elk City, from visits there. For some reason, she lived with her grandparents in Alton, Ill. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Sylvia Harper Nelson Oct 1997


BENDER - My grandfather, Jesse John Tobias Walter Hefley Bender, b. Independence, Kansas in April, 1887. Not related to the infamous family who took the name Bender. I believe his mother's name was Dorthea McFarlin and his father's name was Jacob Sinclair Bender. I would like to know when and where they died. Father and mother of Jacob Sinclair Bender: Tobias Bender, b. Pa. 1828, d. KC, Ks. 1926. Elizabeth Sinclair. Father and mother of Tobias Bender: Jacob Bender b. and d. in Pa 1800-1880, Maria(Mary) Mayer b. Pa and d. Pa. 1803-1863. Other family members identified include: Harry Bender, (brother of Tobias) postmaster in Galena and a practicing dentist. D.M. Bender (Daniel) (also brother of Tobias) was elected to the state legislature from Labette Co. A newspaper story of his death states that he had settled in Kansas in 1867. Daniel b. 1824, Indiana, d. 1926, Parsons, Kansas. He m. 1st Eliza Beaty near Leesburg. Indiana in 1866. She d. 1913. He m. 2nd Gertrude Cunningham who survived him. He died Feb 18, 1926. If anyone knows anything about this family I would appreciate hearing from them. Thank you kindly. Jack Bender, III 6/98

BENNETT / McMAHON Seeking descendants of a Dr. McMahon who married Carrie Bennett b. about 1857 Clark Co, IL Carrie was living in Coffeyville in Jan 1896. Have several generations of Bennett line. Jim Markle


BERRY In 1938, Mr. & Mrs. George D. BERRY lived at 800 Lincoln Ave., Coffeyville. They were originally from Marietta OH. I'm looking for any information regarding the family. Thanks! Brenda Perkins 6/98

BETTS I am interested in finding information of George W. Betts. His mother, Mary Catherine Butler Betts Alexander lived with George W. Betts in Caney KS at her death in 1905. I understand that there are still Betts' living in the Caney area at this time and if they are related to Mary Catherine and her husband Isaac I would be interested in communicating with them Bob Butler 10/98


BIGGERSTAFF, I am looking for information on the Biggerstaff family. My grandfather's first name was Will. The family lived in Coffeyville. Dr. M. A. Biggerstaff 9/97


BISHOP I am trying to find out about a Mr. & Mrs. A. M. Bishop that adopted a boy in 1917 from a childrens home in Joplin, Mo. The boys name was Harry Budd and he would have been around 7 years old. If you could help me in any way I would appreciate it. The Bishops were from Caney, Ks. Thank you very much. Pat Budd 6/98

BISHOP Searching for identifying information on Dallas Bishop born 1 Jun 1918 and died Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas 14 Jun 1988. Who were his parents, wife and children, etc. Want to see if he is right Dallas Bishop for my line. Thanks for any assistance. Leah McCalmonMailing address: 4208 Highway 112 North, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72704, 11/98

BLACKMORE , Bessie m. George PARKS they lived in Independence,Montgomery co,Ks in the 1900. had several clildren ,including my grandmother Mattie(Martha)Mitchell Parks,Claudia Parks GOODWIN (Mrs Joe Goodwin), Glenn Parks ,that I am immediately aware of . Decentants still living in Independence as recently as 1950. Would greatly appreciate any information you are willing to share. Carol Powell 2/97

BLAINE Looking for additional information on Frances E. BLAINE b: abt. 1865 and married John F. CROUSE on 4 Sept 1882 in Montgomery County, KS. It says they are both from Cherryvale. Diane


BLEVINS - John Burdick 10/97

BLEX I am researching the BURNS and BLEX families of Montgomery County, specifically the following: Swan BLEX (BLICKS on 1880 census) an immigrant from Sweden in Fawn Creek Twp. sp. Johannah WASS (or Hvass on Emigration papers] children: Selma (b in Sweden), Amanda, Emily Louisa, William, and Joseph. I would like to share information with anyone else related to these people. Jack M. Burns 803 Loma Linda Austin, TX 78746 hm: 512 327-3173 wk: 512 248-2851 email 8/98

BLISS, Bruce Edward and BERTHA EVELYN BREWER my great-grand parents on my mothers side maiden name BUCHER were hotel in kepers in this town of Coffeyville in approximately the 1915. this BLISS family has been hard to follow, any information would be greatly appreciated. BUCHER, PHILLIP DORSE and MARIE LUCILLE BLISS the second daughter to Bruce and Bertha bliss came back to Coffeyville, Kansas to have their second child Phillip Bucher in 1932. I am sure there must be some kind of family connection here.Marlin Williams 8/97


BOLEY I am trying to find information on Steven Douglas Boley, b 25 Feb. 1861 in Tn. md Susan Reed, 28 Dec 1887 in Coffeyville, Ks., d 1935 near Delaware, Nowata Co., Ok. Also his brother Enoch Boley, b 22 Nov 1869 in Mo., md Mary Thornbraugh on 16 Jan 1895 in Coffeyville, Ks., d Oct 1942 Delaware, Nowata Co., Ok. Would love to exchange information with anyone working on this line. Their parents were William and Mary Bradford Boley. Dixie Sharp 9/98

BONSER My grandfather Joseph BONSER was born in Kansas. His father , Jacob W. BONSER married twice, 1st) Emily,. b in Maine and d in KANSAS, 2nd) Arizona Pauline BURSON-BONSER Jacob and Arizona lived in or around Coffeyville, Kansas. They had two children born in Coffeyville; Dean Vardon born February 2, 1892 and Vera D. BONSER born March 9, 1894. Dean Vardon BONSER had a daughter by the name of Von Dene BONSER - I am also looking for info on her. I would really like to have info on Vera D. BONSER. I would like to coorespond with anyone else researching this name I will be glad to share infor. Would appreciate any help. Thanks for your time, Barbra Sue Bonser Pond 4/98

BOSWELL ,Thomas B. born 07/12/1873 in Madison Co. Ark. He married Louisa VANWINKLE on 07/12/1893 in Indian Territory,Ok. They resided in Caney, Montgomery Co.,Ks. He died in 1941 in Caney. His brother Richard Cornillious Boswell was my grandfather. I would like to find out if Thomas and Louisa had any children. Also maybe find out more information on my grandfather's family. Brenda (Boswell) Burroughs12/96

BOYLE, I have information I will share with anyone researching the family of John Alonzo BOYLE b. 28DEC1843 in New Jersey and died 4APR1919 in Independence, Kansas. He was m. 7OCT1872 in Calhoun Co. Illinois to Sarah C. PEACOCK b. 1OCT1849 in Illinois d.4 DEC 1910 in Independence, Kansas. The couple had eleven children several who lived in Independence and surrounding Montgomery County areas. I would welcome any information on decendents of this couple and I have information about their ancestory.Owen E. Boyle3/97


BRENT I am looking for information on Albert Brent, who lived in Galesburg (Neosho Co) for some time, but moved to Parsons during 1883-1890, or thereabouts, on descendents of Baxter Shaw (Neosho Co abt 1885-1900], about the family of Stanley Shaw, of Galesburg 1881-1981, and perhaps the Avis/Avise family, who I believe moved to the area about the same time as the MAXWELL/BRENT/SHAW families. By the way...the BRENTs and AVISs came from Carthage, IL, the SHAWs from Bremen, OH, and the MAXWELLs from Pennsylvania, either directly or by way of Ill .Bert Shaw 1/97


BREWER-THOMPSON I am looking for information on William Alfred Thompson who died in Cherryvale, Montgomery County, Kansas in Nov of 1923. He is buried in the Fairview Cemetery in Cherryvale. His wife's maiden name was Martha Caroline Brewer. She outlived him and died in Kansas City in 1961. She was brought back to Cherryvale to be buried with her husband. Information on their marriage, or their parents will be appreciated. Tonya Thurman 5/97



BROMLEY, Willis Sherman. Lived several years in Coffeyville. Died on 1-13-1937. Married to Nellie Grace Witney. Alicia Yates May 12 1997

BROOKS, Howell Mulford b. 21 Aug. 1860 in Franklin Co. IL. Son of George Washington BROOKS d. 31 Oct. 1928 in Cherryvale, Montgomery Co. KS. m. 17 Oct. 1880 in Spring Garden, Jefferson Co. IL. to Alice Adelle DAVENPORT b. 29 Sept. 1863 in Spring Garden, IL. d. 24 May, 1936 in Cherryvale, KS. Howell & Alice's children: 1) Ina Maude b. 29 June, 1881 m. William CLOUGH 2) Martin Clyde b. 17 Aug. 1883 m. Maude WETZEL 3) George OLIN b. 5 Sept. 1885 m. Emily HILL 4) Lizzie Ethel b. 20 Oct. 1887 m. Floye MORAIN 5) James Francis b. 21 Dec. 1889 d. 22 Dec. 1889 6) Rachel Edna b. 20 Nov. 1890 m. 1) John FOX 2) E.J. ESTES 7) Rufus Ray b. 16 May, 1893 8) Pearl Agnes b. 6 Feb. 1896 m. Herbert RAMBOW 9) Lulu May b. 23 May, 1899 m. Frederick RAMBOW 10) Theodore Lawrence b. 25 Dec. 1903 m. Eva LEE ? This family moved to KS. from Spring Garden, IL. around 1884. They lived in Butler, Neogho & Montgomery Cos. in KS. Patricia L. Torrez 6/97

BROWN I am looking for names & descendents of siblings of my great-grandfather, William Wesley BROWN who was living in Coffeyville, Kansas in the early 1870's. William Wesley was born Jan. 9, 1823 in North Carolina, son of Staten & Dicy (Coffield) Brown. William married Thankful Delight SMITH in Pike Cnty., Illinois on Aug. 8, 1852. Any help would be appreciated & I am willing to share the inf. that I have on William & Thankful Brown. Sandy Eglise 8/98





BURNS I'm searching for any info on Mary Isabelle Burns born in 1885 in or around Independence. From what I've found out through family history, she was from Choctaw heritage and adopted by the Burns family. She Married my Greatgrandfather Charles Arthur Mahon date unknown. Jeff Mahon 12/97

BURNS I am researching the BURNS and BLEX families of Montgomery County, George Washington BURNS in Independence 1870-1920 timeframe. sp. Mary Olive Noland children: Jonathan Edgar, Arthur, Raymond, Leotus, Leota, Haskell, Cora, Lucretia, Sarah Olive (nee BURNS) HERRING, Clinton, and Thomas. John C. BURNS, William Isaiah BURNS, or Robert BURNS possibly in Independence 1870 to 1920 timeframe. I would like to share information with anyone else related to these people. Jack M. Burns 803 Loma Linda Austin, TX 78746 hm: 512 327-3173 wk: 512 248-2851 email 8/98


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CADLE- John Burdick10/97

CALLAHAN I am the Granddaughter of Charles Gerarld Callahan I am looking for information on my grandfather, he was born in Tyro Kansas on 11/19/1888 he lived in coffeville all his life amd work for the Missouri Pacific Railroad for 34 years. He lived with his wife Estilla Pearl Goosh on 4th street when he pass away in 08/? if you have any information please E-mail me Thanks Rebecca McCraw 5/98


CAMPBELL I Am trying to find any information on family named CAMPBELL, who lived in Independence in the 1920s-30s. Mr. Campbell was some sort of law officer--sheriff perhaps? Adopted a son they called Charles Eugene Campbell in the early 1920's. Any information appreciated. Thanks. Anne Schmidt 6/98

CAREY, John, Died between 1878-1882, buried in a cemetary east of Coffeyville. Married Sarah E. Stevens in Walnut, Bureau County, Illinois in 1872/4. James Carey 8/98



CARVER, William, was born Oct 1876 in NC. He married Myrtle Alice SMITH 26 Nov 1896, daughter of John Wesley SMITH and Anna Marie SUTTERLIN. Children: Carl CARVER, b. 07 Mar 1901, KS; d. Jul 1968, Independence, Montgomery, Ks; Nellie CARVER, b. 1903, KS; Vinton CARVER, b. 06 Jul 1901, KS; d. Mar 1983, \, Lafayette, Mo; Charles M. CARVER, b. Abt 1902, KS; married Olive UKNOWN abt. 1920. They lived in Fairview TWP, Russell, KS in 1900, in Luray TWP, Russell, KS in 1920. William worked as a quary laborer, Charles M. worked as a farm laborer. Diane Goldhammer 2/97

CASTILLO, George C., son of Brazial & Minerva CHRISMAN CASTILLO, b. Elk City, Montgomery Co, KS, 1875, lived in Neodesha, Wilson Co, KS for years. Left KS for OK bef 1898. George's parents and older siblings all born in Wayne Co, KY. George lived in OK from ca 1898-1930s(?) but died in KS (Neodesha?) in 1940(?). C. prob Clinton, G-father was George Clinton CHRISMAN. Seeking date and place d./buried, and other descendants. George's Creek wife (OK) Katy COWAN a mystery. Steve Sherwood 9/96

CECIL, I am looking for any information concerning Dan and Lucy CECIL. Their daughter Stella was listed as living at LeHunt in Montgomery County in 1909.Any information is appreciated.Larry Robbins 12/96


CHILDERS My Great Great Grandfather Joseph W. Childers, was born 1873 in St Joseph, MO. He was Cherokee Indian - Full Blood I presume. His mother's name was Ada or Adia. The last known adress for him is possibly Wilberton, OK, Pittsburg County, 1910 Census. Married to Mary Abey QUINN, Irish/German, from Leadville, Colorado, born 6/1/1880. Three Children: 1.) Earl Joseph Childers, born 1900, Coffeyville, Kansas. 2.) Josephine Childers, born 1903, Wilberton, OK 3.) Sylvester Bernard Childers, born 1906, Wilberton, OK. It would be interesting to know what type of employment was available in Coffeyville in 1900 also. I would like to know if there are records of Cherokee infants born in 1900, Coffeyville, Kansas. I would like to obtain birth record for Earl Joseph Childers. My home phone no. is 541-485-5819 My work phone no. is 541-346-4669 University of Oregon Geological Sciences Eugene, OR. THANK YOU If you would like a continuation of this particular Childers family. I would be happy to furnish more information. Pat Kallunki 2/97


CHURCH Searching for family of Jessie & Margaret Mae (PETERSON) CHURCH. Daughter Effie died Sept. 1986 and she married Homer CHOCKLEY. Another Daughter Mamie died Aug. 1976 probably in Coffeyville, Montgomery Co, KS married Bill TATUM. Daughter Julia Ann married John Smith and son Jessie married Ellen. Any help appreciated and would like to share what info I have on the PETERSON line. JAY WADE 5/98

CLARK, Jess b. 28,June 1861 Hamilton Co. IN. d. 17 Nov. 1944 in Cherryvale, Montgomery Co. KS. m. 14 Aug. 1884 in Hancock Co. IN. to Louisa Jane OLVEY b. 8 Oct. 1866 IN. d. 19 Dec. 1930 Cherryvale,KS. Jess & Louisa's children: Sarah, Minnie, Benjamin, John J., Chester R. Herman R. Hazel Arle, Ernest James, Rollie J, Florence B., Francis & Albert. This family moved to Montgomery Co. KS. by 1905. Thank you Patricia L. Torrez 6/97

CLARK I am searching for BENJAMIN CLARK and his wife MARTHA (KELLY) who moved from Kentucky to Montgomery County, Kansas by 1880. At this time he was 54 and she was 52. I believe they lived in the Elk City area. They raised 11 children. Any information would be appreciated; my great grandfather was Elias (Thomas) Clark who married Margaret Jane LaFavre. Sonja B. 5/98


CLUBINE, I'd like to inquire about the parents and grandparents of Gerald W. Clubine (3/9/15-3/93) who was born and died in Independence. I know that his father was Irvin Leslie Clubine (8/14/1891 - 11/4/1976) and his mother was Eva Jeannette Clubine (maiden name was Clubine, as well.) She was born 8/12/1892 and died 2/24/1941. I'd like to know the place of birth for each of these people as well as their parents' names. Thank you for your assistance. Marji Clubine 6/98

CODY I am trying to locate anyone related to the Cody's from Coffeyville Kansas. My husbands grandfather was born in Coffeyville sometime in the late 1800 or early 1900's. His name was Arlie Cody. Later he moved to California and past away in 1979 or 1980. If anyone has any infromation please contact me. Thanks. Karen Cody 8/98

COLLINS, Ann Dixon, 9/1996

COLE I am looking for any info on the Cole's that were living in Neodesha, Ks around 1880. Joseph D. Cole married Sunie F. BLIZZARD of Forest Grove on 11-12-1879 in Montgomery Co. also I am related to Auther E. COLE born 4-22-1887 in Kansas and have several Coles buried in Cherryvale, Ks, Carl J. Cole b. 12-31-1908 and Bart F. Cole buried in Mount Hope Cem. in Independence. My branch went to Oklahoma during the land rush and settle just outside Okla. City. Thanks, Al Cole Albert Cole 12/96

COOK, Hugh and Mary Rachael (Ellison) Cook (1841-1918). Married 1868 in Coles Co., IL. Mary buried at Independence, KS. Children: Leota, Edmund H., Mary Belle, Grace, Ethel. Russ Czaplewski 4/97

COX, Elijah(Eliza,Elija) . Born 1 Oct 1815 In Ohio. Married Elizabeth ?(HAHN?) abt 1858. Died 19 Apr 1914 at Copan, OK and buried in cemetery at the North edge of Caney, Montgomery, Kansas. I would like to know where in Ohio he was born and where and when he married Elizabeth. I thank anyone who will share information.- Roy 3/97

COX, Jospeh Addison, Born 1825 in Fayette County IL. Was a veteran of both the Mexican War and the Civil War. Jospeh was a drifter and a wanderer. After the Civil War he lived for a time in Labette Co. KS, Dennison TX, Montgomery Co, KS Richardson Co. NE. He came and went as he pleased. Sometime in the early 1900 he was residing at the National Soldier's Home in Leavenworth. In 1906 he was out visiting family and friends in Oswego KS and Webb City KS. On 21 December 1907 Joseph's wondering came to an end he died at the Soldiers Home. I would like information about this Soldier's Home and contact from any of Joseph's decendants. All help appreciated Nora Hiatt 5/97

CRIMM, I am looking for info on descendents of Susan Anne "Susie" Crimm born near Elk City, Kansas on July 16, 1855. She married Levius Clark Taylor in Independence Kansas on March 26, 1885. They later moved to Branson, Mo. Children were: Elgia Aletha Taylor, Elsie Hazel Taylor, Ivan Crimm Taylor, Elvia Mae Taylor, John Herman Taylor, and Zella M. Taylor. Susan Crimm died on February 28, 1908 in Taney County Missouri. My name is Mary Oldham. Susan Crimm was my great- grandmother. Mary Oldham 9/97


COY I'm looking for any information on my grandfather James Frank Coy born March 1875 died March 7 1929. Married Lily May Stepelton Dec. 1900. She was born Jan 31 1878, died Jan 8 1956 at her church in Coffeyville Ks Full Gospel Mission Church of a heart attack her named at that time was Lily May Harris Any information will be helpful Thanks D. Walker 8/98

CROUSE / PEARL / WALL Looking for info on the following people. Can you help?? Harry PEARL (born Abt 1887 in MO) married Blanche Olive WALL, 21 Apr 1908 in Cherryvale, Montgomery, KS. Children: Jesse, Benson, Blance Olive, Fernando, Forrest M., Clyde (b. 17 Oct. 1908 in Cherryvale, , Montgomery Co., Ks.) Family lived in Cherryvale, Montgomery, KS 1900-1920. Harry and Blanche Olive were divorced according to the 1910 Census. Blanche Olive Wall is the daughter of Robert F. WALL b. Apr 1855, N.C. and Dora M. CROUSE.b: Feb 1867 IL Children of Robt F. WALL and Dora M. CROUSE : Jesse, Benson, Blance (above) Olive, Fernando, Forrest M. In 1920 Clyde was living with his grandparents, Robert F. WALL and Dora M. CROUSE in Cherryvale. According to the SSDI, Clyde obtained his SS# in Oklahoma and died Nov. 1985 in Nash, Bowie, Texas. Who were Robert and Dora's parents/ siblings?? What became of their other children and grandchildren? When and where did they die/buried? Diane Goldhammer 2/97

CURLIS I am researching the Henry and Curlis families in Montgomery Co. Kansas. My great grandparents were John W and Delcena F Huntsinger Henry and David P and Mary F Adam Curlis. Would love to share information with anyone else researching these families. Annita Curtis 9/98

CURLS, James or Julius. James was born c.1827 in Missouri. He was in Coffeyville in the 1880's. Julius was in Coffeyville after 1910 until his death in the 1920's. Other Curls family members were in Coffeeville throught the 1900's. If you have any infor on anyone with the Curls surname, please contact me. Jo Ann Page 8/98

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DALTON I am trying to find information on the family of the DALTON Gang from Coffeyville, KS. The names, birth dates, deaths, marriages, children, parents, brothers, sisters of Bob, Grat, and Emmitt. From what I have been told by family members, I am related to the gang. I have been able to go back to around 1900, with my Greatgrandfather who was John Lawrence Dalton Jr. If anyone can help please Email me. I maybe able to help someone needing some info. that I have. Robert L. Dalton Jr. 3/97

DALTON I am a descendent of the Dalton outlaws. My grandmother was a Dalton. Her father was Hardy Dalton. I'm just beginning my search into this, so I have little information at this point. I've been told that my grandmother was either 5th or 6th cousin to the Dalton boys of the Dalton Gang. My uncle has an original picure of those men. Please write if you think you may be able to help me. Becky Lee

DANIELS Looking for information on Mary E. DANIELS b: abt 1853 who married Hiram A. CROUSE on the 20 Feb 1873 in Indpendence, Montgomery, KS. Diane 9/98

DARLING I am searching for information about the family of my g-grandfather, Tony Arthur DARLING, b. 1868 in Springfield, Ill. Died 1914 Buried in the Cherryvale cemetery. He was a "Preacher," the son of P.B. and Nancy Darling, both also buried at Cherryvale. P.B. was born in 1835 in Jackson Co., Ohio, died in 1905. Any other relatives there from P.B.'s line? His father was James Henderson Darling who came to KS from Ohio and maybe thru Illinois. P.B.'s brothers also came with the father to Kansas and settled in and around Labette Co. They were Charles Henderson Darling, & Rothburn Darling. Tony's wife was Ida Mae GAGER Darling, buried there in Cherryvale also. Her parents were Sara Eliza BRUMMEL Gager, born in 1844 in Crawford Co., Iowa, and Elford Gager, Born 1835 in Mariposa Canada West, died 1915. Ida Mae grew in Thayer and around had a brother, Jesse Gager, who lived on a farm near Parson's, and I think at least 5 other sisters, but I don't have any of their names. I'd like to know where any of these people are, and where any of these people might be buried, as well as married names. Thank you for any help you can give with info about this family. Anne Schmidt Mailing address: 12109 Mastin, Overland Park, KS 66213 5/98




DAVIDSON, Isaac, son of Abednego DAVIDSON, was my g-grandfather. He d. in 1883 in Montgomery Co., KS. We located and visited his gravesite in Robbins Cemetery, outside Coffeyville, in April 1997. He married #1 Ann JONES in Clark County, IL and had issue. Married #2 Margaret SELLS or SILLS, and had issue. Probate records show his heirs to be James DAVIDSON, Mary M. COX (married name, of Douglas Co., IL), Moore G. DAVIDSON of Larned, Pawnee Co., KS; Samuel K. DAVIDSON, and Dorothy B. DAVIDSON. Dorothy, or Dollie, was my grandmother. I would like more information on James, Mary, Moore G., and Samuel K. DAVIDSON. Will exchange info with others interested in the line. Thank you! Carolyn Meek NELSON, Fort Smith, AR (Tel: 501-452-0457; Fax 501-452-5456) Carolyn M. Nelson 5/97
DAVIS, Robert Henry, b. Aug 1896 and his wife Lilly Isabelle McINTYRE, b. 1904 Cedarvale, KS d. 31 Dec 1937 Dearing, KS. Children: Harold, Lester, Thelma and Gail. Lester Davis, b. 12 Oct 1924, d. 28 Oct 1993. He was my father-in-law and I am trying to trace the family. Please e-mail me if you can help. Thank you.Ruby Davis 3/97

DAVIS Looking for the parents of Charlie Davis born in Cherryvale Ks. on 2/22/1907. Died in Arpler Okla. in 1939. Parents name may have been Fred and Daisy. Trying to find out where they came from and where they were married. Don Dodson.Thanks. Don Dodson Prosser, Wa 4/98

DAVIS/ CARTER I am looking for info on Charles Fredrick Davis, married to Daisy Grace Carter whose father was Nanford Carter and believed to be from Cherryvale area. Thanks. Don Dodson 9/98


DEETZ - I am looking for information for the following people. Levi DEETZ b. 12/19/1848 in Ohio d. 8/14/1907 in Angola, KS m. Susan CARL 9/24/1871. Susan b. 7/14/1852 in Indiana to Jacob M. CARL and Mary DILLMAN. Both of Susan's parents died in Mound Valley, KS. Susan d. 3/18/1938 in Richland, KS. Daughter Mary Lola DEETZ b. 9/20/1884 in Liberty, KS, d. 11/11/1953 in Shawnee Mission, KS m. Frederick William ROYER, Jr. 11/11/1901. Frederick ROYER b. 8/7/1881 in Liberty, KS. d. 6/21/1938 in KC, MO. Son of Frederick ROYER and Sarah Elizabeth GILLILAND. Frederick, Sr. b. 12/26/1851 in Wisconsin d. 3/30/1928 in Angola, KS. Sarah Elizabeth GILLILAND b. 3/5/1857 in Eaglesville, MO. d. 11/21/1933 in Cherryvale, KS. m. 11/25/1874 in Coffeyville, KS. Frederick son of Christopher C. ROYER b. 1/7/1827 in Lancaster, PA. d. 7/30/1908 in Liberty, KS. m. Elizabeth HAMMETT b. 4/12/1831 in England d. 7/10/1917 in Labette County, KS. Anyone with these names in your line, please contact me. Claudia Arneson 9/98

DEWEESE The family arrived in Montgomery County, KS in 1870 from Butler County, KY. I am only certain about two siblings: Oliver Pierson DEWEESE, b: 13 Nov 1864 in Butler county, KY and Nancy Josephine DEWEESE Key, b: 13 Sep 1854 in Morgantown, KY. She married Ulysses Stamper KEY on 9 May 1870 in rural Independence, KS. Their parents were possibly named "Pierson" and "Sallie" or "Sarah" Sharon Allen 5/97


DICKENS/GERE/RATHBONE Wish to exchange information anyone interested in above surnames. John Marion DICKENS m. Mary Annette GERE, Dec 13, 1871 in Minnesota. John M. DICKENS was the son of George W. DICKENS and Mary Clark MALLON. George W.DICKENS was the first b. son of Phillip and Lucy (Rathbone) DICKENS. Phillip DICKENS is said to be the only son of "John DICKENS" most likely from N.Y.. George W. DICKENS was b. March 14, 1823 in Summer Hill, Cayuga Co, N.Y. Children of John Marion and Mary A. (Gere) DICKENS lived in and many died in Montgomery Co, KS. Really interested in sharing. Jeannie Josephson 9/97

DICKERMAN, Emma Louise DICKERMAN b. Aug. 1, 1879 Coffeyville, KS. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you, Cherie Califf 4/98

DONELSON in Chautauqua, Montgomery, and Labette Co. Bob and Carol Walker 9/96

DOOP David W. Doop is listed as being a pensioner in Cherryvale. My great, great grandfather was a David W. Doop. My grandmother was Emma Frances (Doop) Cook. She died in Independence in 1918. Any information would be appreciated. Jim Cook 11/98

DOUGLASS Looking for connections with Stephen Warne Douglass, Tyro, Montgomery Co, son of Clarissa WARNE (b1810) m Robert DOUGLASS, Westmoreland Co, Penna. thanks!! M Burns 12/97


DRYBREAD I am looking for the maiden name of Mrs J. T. Drybread. She is buried in Independence and her husband also. She died in January 1, 1929. Lived there a long time and may have gotten married there. Travis Drybread January 21, 1892 to August 1971 buried in Levenworth Military Cemetery. Hopefully born in Independence. Travis was married to Maude Parker June (?) 1912 in Independence, Kansas. I am Travis Drybread Grand Daughter Brothers names: Printice, Frank, McKinnley, that I know of. If you have any information I would appreciate it. Willing to reimburse costs. Maryann Barry 4278 W. 223rd. st. Bucyrus, Kansas 66013 9/98


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EASTBURN Seeking information siblings and descendants of William "Billy"Asa EASTBURN b. 17 Nov. 1868 in Iowa to John B. and Susan (RATEL) EASTBURN. A photo was taken of him c. 1885 in Independence, Montgomery Co., KS. The family left Kansas for Oregon in 1889.Mary Ann Hanson1/97


ELAM in any county; Douglas, Johnson, Miami, Allen, Montgomery, Labette, just to name a few where those gadabouts lived. Bob and Carol Walker 9/96

ELLIS- John Burdick11/97


ELLYSON am looking for information on DAVID ELLYSON or his wife JOSIE MAY WOODS ELLYSON. They lived in Caney in the 1930's and 40's. DAVID ELLYSON was a glass blower by trade. They both died in the 40's and are buried in Caney cemetery. Would like information on their parents if possible. Thank you in advance for information you may have.Konnie Lewis 1/98

ENGELKEN - If your family is connected with the ENGELKEN, FIENEN, LANGE, EHLEN, BREDEHOFT, BADEN, RATHJE, DITTMER, FITZ, TOBABEN, BIEDERMANN, DUBBELS, FITZ, KLINDWORTH surname, or your family had connections with Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Independence, chances are we might be related and I would be more than happy to exchange information with you. My great-great grandparents, Peter Engelken and Margareta nee Ohlers came to Independence with their six children in 1885. Several other relations from the area between Hamburg and Bremen in Germany also settled in Montgomery County. My name is Roger Engelken Thank you. 2/98


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FARNER I am looking for family information, specifically William Nathan Farner and George Alexander Farner. Any information would be greatly appreciated! Millie Conrad 2/98


FINLEY I am looking for information on John J. Finley, who was living in Independence, Kansas as of July 2, 1885. He may have died there soon after that date, since he was ill at the time and his wife, Deborah Delfina Ledbetter remarried Edward Sween on March 10, 1887 in Concordia, Kansas. He was a Civil War veteran and served in the 27th Missouri Infantry. John Hope 9/98

FLETCHER, I am always looking for assistance with my FLETCHER Genealogy. My family line starts with William Logston Fletcher. William Logston Fletcher was born 14 Oct 1822 in Kentucky and died 14 Feb 1906 in Caldwell, Kansas. His wife was Emily Amandaville PHIPPS born, 23 Dec 1823, in Missouri. CHILDREN OF William Logston FLETCHER and Emily Amandaville PHIPPS were [1] Elizabeth Jane Fletcher [died Formoso, Kansas]. [2] George W. Fletcher [3] Jim Hale Fletcher [buried Coffeyville, Kansas]; [4] Louise E Fletcher [5] Barton A. Fletcher [buried Coffeyville, Kansas] [6]William Silas Fletcher [buried Rexford, Kansas][7] Cynthia Allie Fletcher [8] Stephen Douglas Fletcher [9] Nancy Ann Fletcher [my great grandmother]. Notes: William Logston Fletcher had one brother named Joe and one of his brothers was supposed to be a General Fletcher in Civil War in Tennessee. Any information would be greatly appreciated and I am always willing to share all that I have. Thank you for your help and assistance. Dennis Ward 4608 NE Euclid Ave Lawton OK 73507-6109

FOLK/FOULK I am much interested in the Foulk Family, Benjamin Foulk (b. Feb. 1821, d. 1905)was married to Hetty Pettigrew, They last lived with a son inlaw and daughter, Richard and Lydia Foulk Blagg. Lydia Blagg was a daughter of Benj. and Hetty. I know they had more children (14 according to 1900 census). I would like to know them and the father and mother of Benjamin Foulk. Charles Folk/Foulk (my great gradfather) married Anne Nearhood and lived in Old Parker. Would appreciate any help Norma Russell of Wichita, Ks. 4/97

FORBES, Jacob and Eleanor. Jacob b. 28 Jan,1831, N.Y. d. 9 Jan, 1901 McCracken, KS. Jacob and Eleanor married 29 Sept,1851 in Bertrand, Berrien Co.,MI. They moved to Montgomery Co., 1871. Eleven years later ,they moved to Rush Co.,KS. They resided there until 1893. they had the following children: Armilda, Charles Monroe, Ida Bertha, Emma, Ella May, Morton and Cora A. Jacob's parents are Jacob and Nancy FORBS/FORBES. both from NY. Their children are: Hiram b abt 1828, Jacob J.born 28Jan.,1831 NY., Nancy b abt 1833 N.Y., Belinda R.b abt 1834 NY.she married PITNER. Jane b abt 1836 OH., she married CROFT. Josiah b abt 1838 IN., Melissa b abt 1840 IN., Alonzo b abt 1842 IN., Cena/Sena Ellen b abt 1845 IN., Hiram b abt 1828 NY. Hiram may not descend from Jacob and Nancy, but was living next door to them in the 1850 census. I would appreciate any information on this family,and am willing to share any information I have.Don &Brenda Chandler3/97


FOSTER, Andrew J. Born in McMinn Co. TN, served in 2nd Kansas Battery of Light Artillery. Settled in Coffeyville with new wife (Hana MORGAN) and started family (children Duke, Roscoe, Vida - later Ewell and Cloyd). Later left for Oregon, then Washington. Not much else is known. Please help.Greg Foster 3/97




FRENCH, John and Nancy, who lived near Longton, Elk County in 1870. They later moved to near Coffeyville, Montgomery county. Nancy died in December of 1885 near Kalloch, Montgomery Co. Steve James 11/96.

FRY I am searching for information about the ancestors and descendants of Herman L. FRY. Hermann Married my aunt Emma LOHMANN in Freestone County, Texas on June 6, 1896. Herman L. FRY was a legal agent and superintendent in 1905 for the Iola Mining and Milling Company In Iola, Kansas (George A. FRY, president). There may be another company facility in Zinc, Arkansas. On 1/1/1906 the family was in Dodd City, Marion County, Arkansas.
   Hermann and Emma had a daughter, Ruby Alpha, born April 9, 1902 at an unknown Location. Post cards and family letters indicate that Herman and Ruby Alpha were in Coffeyville,Montgomery County, Kansas in the 1920's. Ruby A. studied Stenography and Bookkeeping. Graduated Coffeyville H.S. 5/19/21. She may have gone to Kansas University.
   Emma died at an unknown location at an unknown date. Hermann remarried a lady whose given name was Maude. Hermann, Maude and Ruby lived together in Montgomery County. Ruby Alpha was visited in Coffeyville by two of Emma's sisters, Kate Lohmann MITCHELL and Anna LOHMANN. It is possible that Kate and Anna settled in Montgomery County. If you have any questions or information please contact John Lohman in San Antonio, Texas, USA. Mailing address: 7519 Shadylane Drive , San Antonio, TX 78209 THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP! 9/98

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