1996 - April 1997


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Gene Gwennap Nov 1996

In Smith County I am looking for information concerning Floyd Gwennap Born in Munden, Kansas in 3-4-1894 and died 10-17-1986

Patricia Ash Nov 12, 1996
My grandfather, Robert Webster Clemens, was born in Smith Center, SMITH COUNTY, Kansas in 1880. His father and mother were Robert and Martha Clemens and moved to White Salmon, Washington in the late 1800's. If you have any Clemens connections, please contact.

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Queries 1997

Melissa Ogle Jan 8, 1997
Smith County Querry - need information on G-Grandparents living in Smith Center - James Henderson b 2/20/1835 Ohio - married Esther Smith B 1844 Iowa - lived in Smith Center until death & buried there late 1800's early 1900's. Other G-Grandparents Warren H. Monett b Ill 1847 married Isabella France (Frantz) b 10/1845 PA. Lived in or near Narka, KS. Any info will be appreciated.
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Rebecca Lipe Jan 14, 1997
Looking for the GAFFNEY family in Smith Co. KS. Thomas J. Gafney died in Smith Co. 11 Nov 1889. Other family members may include: John and Dorcas Gaffney, Henry and Ellen Gaffney. All three of the men were Civil War veterans from IL. Rebecca Lipe - Hillsboro, IL.
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Carrol A. (Petty) Pope Feb 9, 1997
searching for info on surnames of PETTY, RYAN, BOYD, MUNYON, & searching for info on surname of RYAN in Smith County, Kansas. sunrul1.gif (2888 bytes).

Carrol A. (Petty) Pope Feb 9 1997
Kansas..Gerald Dee PETTY, b. 28 July 1928; m. Charlene Elinore LUND Wyman PETTY, b. 12 Nov 1895; m. Gladys Ferne RYAN Charles PETTY, b. 9 Jan 1858; m. Myrta SWINTON James Alexander PETTY, b. 5 May 1827; m. Nancy BOYD James Bradford PETTY, b.10 Mar 1804; m. Selinda BARLETT? searching for info on surnames of RYAN, PETTY, MUNYON in Smith county, Kansas.
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Mary Ann St. Louis Mar 3, 1997
I am looking for information about John Sears Woods and Angeline Louisa McConnell Woods who lived in Smith County around 1869. Would like to trade information with anyone who is reseaching these people or exchange research time at the National Archives in Seattle with anyone who will look up information for me in the Kansas Librarys. sunrul1.gif (2888 bytes)

Barbara Miller Trujillo Feb 1997
ref: Kensington,Smith Co.,KA.Family of James Grauerholz,specifically a son named Ray,dob,1904,father James Grauerholz,Mother Clara Miller.Clara was my paternal aunt,died when giving birth to Ray and my research shows that Ray did survive.Thanks for any help.Reference to Grauerholz family found in 1896-1900 copies of Kensington Mirror,Kensington,Smith,KA.sunrul1.gif (2888 bytes)

barbara miller trujillo Feb 22, 1997
Ref: Kensington,Smith Co. KA-1896 to 1902. Family of David Clark Miller,wife Aurelia Bell,Children,Clara B., Roy G., Grace. Roy and Grace were born in Cedarville which was on the Solomon River. David C. farmed,gave it up after 2 years of drought and 1 of flood .He became principal of the school in Kensington Smith, KA and Clara B. taught in the schools. Clara married James Grauerholz, a pharmicist in Kensington, died in childbirth in 1904 at Kensington and left a son, Ray. sunrul1.gif (2888 bytes)

Pam Beach Feb 4 1997
Smith Co., KS I am tracing my husband's family. His gg-gf was Benjamin Franklin Beach b. Aug 1848 in OH (most likely). His wife's name was Ruth Ann ______ b. Aug 1855 in IN. It appears they came to KS about 1877 and settled in Smith Co. Their children were: Elmina b. Aug 1876 in MO; Augustus C. b. 1878 in KS; Ransom LeRoy b. Jan 1882 in KS; Elva E./Levia E. b. Aug 1884 in KS; and D. Everett b. Dec 1887 in KS. Does anyone know if Benjamin Franklin had any brothers that came to KS with him or who his parents might be? I have some information on his family should anyone be interested. sunrul1.gif (2888 bytes)

Margaret Corder Mar 16, 1997
I am looking for my great-great grandfather. His name was Andrew Miller. I believe that he was born in Marion County Ohio and that he died and was buried in Portis,Kansas around 1894. His wife's name was Margaret Craybill? Crabill? Not sure of the spelling. His sons name was George Lincoln Miller (my great-grandfather). My grandfather, Arthur Eugene Miller was born in Portis, Ks. Could you please check the records around there and let me know what all you find out? It would be greatly appreciated. The names of Arthur Eugene Miller's brothers and sisters were: Ora May Miller (sister) Ethel Lonora Miller (sister) Forrest Newton Miller (brother) Charlie Dean Miller (brother) Maybe you could find out more about our family in Osborne County. I know that George Lincoln Miller had brothers and maybe sisters. I remember my grandfather talking about Uncle Bert?? (I was young and did not know anything about family trees. George Lincoln Miller married Lu? Breeden there in Portis, Kansas. Thank you so much for any information that you can supply. If you need anything from around Wichita, Sedgwick County please feel free to ask.

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Robert Neil Mar 16, 1997
Searching for information regarding SMYTH, Thomas b.29 May, 1840 Harwich Twp, Kent Co. Ontario, CAN. moved to Beloit, KS area. He was married to WILSON, Mariah, had sons Thomas,James and John. Thomas SMYTH d.ca 1915 in Beloit area. He was a farmer and may have owned a farm in either Mitchell, Osborne, Cloud, Republic, Jewell or Smith Counties, but was near Beloit,KS

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Marilyn Hill Mansouria Sat Mar 22, 1997
Seek descendants of Daisy May JONES STEWART and Truman J. STEWART. Daisy May JONES b 22 May 1883 Strong City, Chase Co KS, m Truman J. STEWART in Boulder, CO on 21 Feb 1906 and the couple moved to Harlan, Smith Co, Kansas. Two children, (1) Ruth STEWART m CROUS/CROUSE and (2) Wilbur STEWART. Preparing JONES family history - please contact me to share info! Marilyn Hill Mansouria,1200 W Winton Ave #125, Hayward CA 94545 sunrul1.gif (2888 bytes)

Kim Foltz Mar 22 ,1997
Seeking info on CATHERINE (KATRINE) LEONA NEWTON, born 1910 in Kensington, Smith County, KS. Father Roy Freeman NEWTON (Marion Phoenix Newton/Mary Catherine Graham), born @ 1839 in Wathena, Doniphan County, Kansas. Mother Mabel Crystine BERGREN (born in Iowa).sunrul1.gif (2888 bytes)

J R McHone Mar 24 , 1997
Am looking for William Sheets born about 1860 was married 4 Jan. 1887 to Ida Louise Trumbull at Smith Center Smith County Ka. died 1 Oct 1892 Reamsville Smith County KA. Would like to hear from decendants of brothers or sisters. J R McHone sunrul1.gif (2888 bytes)

Wanda E. Anderson Mar 29 1997
Cawker City, Smith Cnty, KS I just found in the orphan train that Charles SOMMERS was adopted by James M. DOAK. Am looking for any information on these people. sunrul1.gif (2888 bytes)

Camille M. Ammerman Apr 7, 1997
ALBRIGHT, John and spouse Eliza Jane WATSON, both b Clarke County IN, married there 1864, moved to Mahaska County IA, then Kansas. Last known child, William Robert ALBRIGHT, born 16 Aug 1881, Smith County KS. Other issue: David Cern b 1865 IN; Frank Elmer b 1866 - IA; Anna May b 1873 IA (sp E. W. Genter); Mary Sophia b 1876 IA. John ALBRIGHT d after 1913 in KS, probably Smith Co. Wish to exchange with others researching this family

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