Shawnee county, Kansas Queries from July to December 1997



Kathleen Hunt Sat Dec 27 22:05:51 1997 Looking for any information on James Pleasant MORGAN b. 1855 MO, married Francis ? about 1880. Daughter Marietta MORGAN was born 1882 Topeka, KS. James Pleasant MORGAN is the son of William Henry MORGAN of Wilson County, KS. Later all moved to Washington State. WEST Nancy Havill Wortman Sat Dec 6 09:06:54 1997 Am looking for information on a Henry W. WEST and Flavius WEST in Waveland, Shawnee Co., KS ca 1870. Thank you.  


Alice Quayle Gershman FRI Nov 21 17:24:43 1997 I am looking for any info on Herbert H. SHUMWAY b. 1870 KS and Mona QUAYLE SHUMWAY b. 1868 CO. They lived in Auburn in 1900. They had three sons: Cecil (age 6), Leslie F. (age 4) and Cyrus (age 1). They were not in the 1910 census and I am looking for any descendants who might know where they went or are related. Mona was the half sister of Bishop William Alfred Quayle of Baker Univ.



Bryanna Olson I am looking for any relatives/decendents/info on ancestors of Thomas L. CROMWELL. He lived in Topeka. I believe that he died there also. Thomas was born in Pennsylvania in 1853 and lived in Brainard, Crow Wing county Minnesota where most of his children were born, prior to moving his family to Topeka, Kansas. Thomas and his wife Eliza WILKINSON had at least 8 children that survived childhood. There may have been 2 others as my grandmother said at one time that her father was one of 10. Children were: William,b. 1877; Nellie b. 1879; Thomas Bla.1882; Charles G. b. 1885; Robert W. b. 1887; twins= Harold and Winnifred b. 1890; and Worth b. 1895. Eliza was probably married before as there is a child named Daisy b. 1873 listed in the 1900 census as step daughter.  

EVANS EVANS, Alfred and Flora Jane Thur Oct 30 22:14:51 1997 was shown in the 1990 census living in Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas. Would appreciate any information.  


Barbara A. Fowler  Sat Sep 20  21:16:05 1997  Am looking for info on husband's father...Joseph Allen Benjamin Fowler..bornTopeka,KS Shawnee Co. 12 Oct 1902....His father's name..Allen BenjaminFowler..his mother's name Lillian Carter. I have nothing onparents except names.....Would  appreciate any you could give me......Thanking you in advance..... Barbara A. Fowler  

Willaim Kent Sun Sep  7 17:47:12 1997 Looking for information on Fredda Lois OGDEN. She was born in Kingman County in the city of Norwich.  She is supposedly halfindian.  She was married to Kenneth Ray Kent Before March 1933. They had a son by the name of Thomas Ray Kent.  Anyinformation on the OGDEN name would be appreciated.  ThomasRay Kent is my father. She was 19 at the time of his birth. It wouldof made her born in or around 1914.   

GILLMORE, MOSS Laura GilmoreSun Sep  7 21:03:29 1997 Looking for a Wm Lee GILLMORE born ca 1850. I have a copy of a receipt date Aug 9, 1913 from Cemetery, Topeka,Kan., for $2.50 for care - Lot 1913, signed by a W R Carrie, Superintendent. I did not know that Wm. L  Gillmore was in this area of KS, but apparently so. Any light anyone can shed on this is greatly appreciated. He has at least once son by the name of Clarence James Gillmore born 1968 who married Mollie Moss. I don't believe they lived in this area, but in Sebastion Co, AR.   

SMITHS, THOMPSONS, and MATTHEWS Joan Douglas Mon Sep  1 14:48:26 1997 Researching my family of SMITHS, THOMPSONS,and MATTHEWS in Shawnee County.They all lived in or near Topeka, KS. from 1870's onward.  Joseph L. Smith with his wife Mary ThompsonSmith came to Topeka with family from Guernsey Co. Ohio.  Their children: William J., Roy J., Rebecca P. and Jennie E. Smith. Elijah Truitt Matthewscame in the late 1860's with wife and family from Ozark, AL.  His son Caswell S. Matthews married Jennie E. Smith.  Caswell and Jennie's children:  Lester, Helen who married a Fitzgerald, and Cassie. Caswell also had two children by first wife Clara Hale, Karl who married Blanche Golden and Clara who married ?   Many family member buried in Prairie Home Cemetery.
Anyone with information about these families.....your help would be greatly appreciated.  

Frank Herald       My grandfather, George Hyatt HERALD, was born in Topeka, Shawnee Co, Kansas, on 28 Aug 1883. I'd like to know if anything on his birthcertificate indicates where his father, Frank HERALD, is from, or any other information.
Thanks, Frank Herald 20210 Rim Rock Foresthill, CA 95631  

Walter Laffer  Fri Aug 22 08:05:07 1997 Henry Laffer b: Oct 1825, Tuscara was County, Ohio; m: 29 Jul 1852, Coshocton, Coshocton County, Ohio to Helen Wells dau of Welcome Wells and Eliza Gardner Wells, both from Coshocton, Coshocton County, Ohio; d: 1898 Leadville, Lake County, Colorado. Henry, his brother John, and the parents-in-law all moved to Kansas from Ohio in 1856. Welcome Wells served many years in Kansas state politics, at one time as Speaker of the House. Henry and Helen Wells Laffer had two sons; Charles Wells Laffer b: Sep 1858 and John Otis Laffer b: 7 Oct 1865 both in Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas.  Henry Laffer ran a ferry across the Blue River, freighted, ran a saw mill, prospected for gold,and ran a shoe store.  He financed the shoe store by selling his gold mine in Leadville. John Otis Laffer married May Whitney in Jewell, Jewell County, Kansas on 6 Oct 1887.  Their son Henry Wilson Laffer married Carrie Hughes in
Jewell, Jewell County, Kansas 14 Jun 1916 Any information about Henry Laffer, his brother John, or his ather-in- law, Welcome Wells, along with the various descendants would be most welcome. Thank you.  

LOVE Sylvia M. A. Love My Great Grandfather WILLIAM C. LOVE  b.1858in Rock Island, Illinois d. January 23, 1896 in Topeka (Shawnee Co.) Kansas We believe he was shot !! Most of are family come some where in Kansas, They Immg. from Ireland
Thank you, Sylvia M.A. Love  

INGENTHRON, ZWENGER Mary C Ingenthron Mon Aug 25
17:19:26 1997
I am looking for information about Johannes INGENTHRON who lived in
Topeka.  He arrived in the USA from Russia in 1875 with his wife, Suzanna
I don't know when he and his family arrived in Topeka.  One of his sons,
my grandfather, was born there in 1883.  I would like any leads on
whether he arrived with any other family members, how long he was there
before going to western Kansas.  Thank you  mci    

SMITH, MASON, Wanda Qualls Wed Aug 20 07:26:49 1997 I am looking for information on Charles Lewis Smith /1860  MO and Mary Jane Mason b/1860 England.  Joseph D. Mason b/1844 England and his wife Anna Irene Armstrong b/1840 England and son Joseph D. Mason b/1868 England and daughter Mary Jane Mason settle in Shawnee County and are buried there.  Information on these family's would be greatly appreciated.    

BUTRUM, LEE Deloris Naughton Looking for ancestors/decendants of John Wesley BUTRUM and Sylvester V. BUTRUM, who were in Shawnee County, Topeka, Kansas c.1878. John Crockett BUTRUM was b. to Sylvester V. BUTRUM-3 Nov. 1878, in Shawnee Co. Children of John Wesley Butrum were: William Emberson; Cordella; Redmond P.; Jacob; John Wesley Crockett; Elizabeth J; Andrew J.; and Marshall B. John Wesley BUTRUM was m. to Sarah _____? Sylvester V. BUTRUM was m. to Sarah Elizabeth LEE. Any information/connections to these families would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Dee Naughton Bemidji, MN  

MULLINIX, RICHARDSON and GODFREY Mary L. Godfrey Sun Aug 10 23:22:37 1997 Looking for information concerning the MULLINIX, RICHARDSON and GODFREY families which resided and still reside in this state. Please email me at above address with any information you may have.  

WINTER, McDonald, Jones, Marilyn Jones Sun Aug 10 11:02:37 1997 Searching for information on John Robert WINTER family born 11 June 1848 in Muskingum Co., OH. Married 21 Feb 1877 to Amanda Jane McDonald (b. 1 March 1850)in Ohio. Moved to Kansas c. 1877 with son Wickham born in Missouri (17 Dec 1877), Inez born 28 July 1879 in Topeka(?)died and buried in Topeka 10 Dec 1886; Charles P. b 19 Mar 1882 in Missouri; Erie B. born 21 Oct 1885; and Daisy Dell born 3 March 1887 in Jackson City or Co., Kansas (my grandmother). Family returned to Ohio before 1903. Also researching Jesse F. Jones family who moved to Eureka, Kansas c. Sept. 1868. Four of the the children of Jesse and Amanda were born in Kansas; Shannon Harlan (or Harlan Shannon depending on reference) was born in 1868 in Missouri, Annie &; Rosie (twins) were born in 1869 in Kansas, Lyman was born in Kansas in 1871, and Everett W. (my grandfather) was born in 1873 in Kansas. They returned to Ohio in January 1878. Would appreciate any info.  

HESS, FRAZIER Kate Poole Thu Aug 7 10:47:08 1997 Looking for any information on ELIZABETH HESS who married ROBERT CORNFORTH FRAZIER in SHAWNEE COUNTY, KS. Their first child was WALTER DAVID FRAZIER born 04/02/1884 and second was NONA MAE FRAZIER born 02/06/1887. Any information would be much appreciated. I will share any information of interest to you. Thanks!  

MILLARD,HAGERTY, BARTLETT , MATTHEW. CORNWALL Nancy Wed Jul 30 05:26:31 1997 MILLARD,HAGERTY Looking for information on my ggrandparents James MILLARD and Mary HAGERTY. My grandfather Samuel Clyde MILLARD b. March 5,1882 in Cawly Co., KS m. Jennie BARTLETT in Rice Co., Chase, KS in 1921. They moved to MI in 1923. Samuel is buried in Alden KS, next to his first wife Louise MATTHEW. Other children of James are Robert (Last known Meade Co.,Meade, KS in 1951), Edward (L.K. Reno Co., Hutchinson, KS in 1952) and Rachael CORNWALL (L.K. Shawnee Co., Topeka, KS 1952).  

CASPER JACOBS Wendy JacobsFri Aug 1 19:23:41 1997 Researching CASPER JACOBS family, Germans from Russia to Kansas. Sons John,Charlie,Casper,Peter,Albert.  

YOUNG, KENNEDY, BRADLEY,BOTTOM, CHANDLER. COFFELT, COBLER, HEATH, PHELPS, WEBSTER Wandalee Brown Wed Jul 30 10:48:39 1997 Looking for information about the parents of Rebecca YOUNG, Robert G. YOUNG, Ann Elizabeth YOUNG (md. Sanders KENNEDY), Louise YOUNG (md. 1. Green BRADLEY), 2. Mr. BOTTOM, and Sarah YOUNG (md. Isaac MAY), all of Holton, Jackson Co., Kan. Information is known about one child: Rebecca F. YOUNG, b. 8 Dec 1837, Vermillion Co., Ind., d. 19 Dec 1925, bur. Holton, Jackson Co., Kan. In 1862 Rebecca mar. John CHANDLER. At the time of Rebecca's death the living children were: Robert CHANDLER of Topeka, Shawnee Co., Kan; Katie PHELPS of Kansas City, Jackson, Co., MO; Anne WEBSTER of Elmont, Shawnee co., Kan; Alice COFFELT of Red Rock, Noble Co., Okla; and Laura COBLER of Morrison, Noble Co., Okla. After the death of John Chandler, Rebecca m. Isaac HEATH in 1909. Isaac died in 1912.  

MILLARD,HAGERTY, BARTLETT, MATTHEW,CORNWALL Nancy Wed Jul 30 05:26:31 1997 MILLARD,HAGERTY Looking for information on my ggrandparents James MILLARD and Mary HAGERTY. My grandfather Samuel Clyde MILLARD b. March 5,1882 in Cawly Co., KS m. Jennie BARTLETT in Rice Co., Chase, KS in 1921. They moved to MI in 1923. Samuel is buried in Alden KS, next to his first wife Louise MATTHEW. Other children of James are Robert (Last known Meade Co.,Meade, KS in 1951), Edward (L.K. Reno Co., Hutchinson, KS in 1952) and Rachael CORNWALL (L.K. Shawnee Co., Topeka, KS 1952).  

GARRISON, THOMPSON, PERRIN Verne Garrison Isaac GARRISON b 1805 Bourbon County, Ky married Hepzidah Hendricks in 1825 moved to Franklin, IN in 1827..Sixteen Children all born in Indiana. Moved with some of children to Topeka (Shawnee County) in 1857. Was firs Treas. of Kansas State Board Agriculture in 1861. Died 1869 and wife in 1868 bur. at Old Richey Cemetery 29th and Boswell in Topeka as are two children Caroline and Hinckley. One of his daughters married a THOMPSON and also a PERRIN. To best of my knowledge the county has no death certificates for 1869 so anyone who can help me with an obituary or similar (funeral directors at the time) would be helpful. Verne Garrison Elkhart, Il  

 Glenda Frank MOSER -  - 22 July 1997 DENNIS / STEWART:  Searching for ancestors and descendants of Cassius M. DENNIS (b. July 1846 or 1847 MI - son of Hiram DENNIS & Mary Ann McKINLEY) who m. Letitia STEWART (b. Nov 1863 Scotland, her parents both b. in IRE).  This couple married 16 Nov 1886 in Shawnee Co, KS.  They were in the 1900 US Census in Shawnee Co, KS with children:  Hiram D. DENNIS, b. Aug 1887 IA;  Agnes F. DENNIS, b. Jul 1889 IA;  Marie A. DENNIS, b. May 1891 KA;  Rosilla B. DENNIS, b. Jun 1893 KS;  Myrtle E. DENNIS, Apr 1900 KS.  Please e-mail if any knowledge of this family - THANKS.
  SNEED Robert R Sneed Sat Jul 5 09:34:14 1997 Clarence Richard Sneed, Everett Sneed

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