Unknown Kansas Location Queries


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Queries Oct. - Dec. 2002

Clark, Craughen, Dann, Deneen, Dodge, Doherty, Foster, Gilbert, Hedenberg, Henry, Ingraham, Kincannon, McAllen, McCaffrey, McCallan, McCallen, Mulholland, Riley, Silver Grove, Simpson, Straight, Stufflebean, Turner, Underwood, ?Grinnell Kansas, ?Shacky and Bradford,Kansas

Topic: Is there a Grinnell Kansas
From: jean robbins robbinsr3@sio.midco.net
Date: Tuesday, December 31, 2002 04:21 PM

I have an obituary which lists George Luckcuck of Grinnell Kansas. I think this in an error. Any ideas?
Jean Robbins

From: Phyllis Funk phylfunk@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday, December 31, 2002 06:16 PM

Yes, there is a Grinnell, Kansas. It is located in Logan County which is in extreme Western Kansas.


Topic: Hester Simpson m2 James Deneen Where they are bu
From: Donna Frueh frudon@asde.net
Date: Monday, December 30, 2002 09:28 AM

Topic: Where is Shacky and Bradford,Kansas
From: Robert Jones vbtravelers@aol.com
Date: Saturday, December 28, 2002 09:21 PM

I'm trying to find both Shacky and Bradford Kansas. The towns seem to no longer exist. I have people born there around the turn of the century (1900). Any suggestions?

From: Phyllis Funk phylfunk@yahoo.com
Date: Saturday, December 28, 2002 10:52 PM

Bradford is in Wabaunsee County. I haven't located Shacky yet!


From: Ardie Grimes mad_genealogist@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday, December 31, 2002 02:33 PM

didn't find a Shacky...wonder if it could be Shockey in Grant Co. or Shorey in Shawnee Co. ???

Topic: Looking for a Silver Grove,Kansas
From: julia dodson tuusarcastic4u@yahoo.com
Date: Sunday, December 22, 2002 12:02 AM

I am hoping someone knows a place called Silver Grove???? Trying to find out what county it may have been in...

From: Ardie Grimes mad_genealogist@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday, December 24, 2002 07:36 PM

There isn't a post office by that name listed in "Kansas Post Offices" by Baughman. There are only Silver Creek (Chase), Silverdale (Cowley), Silver Lake (Shawnee) and Silver Spring (Nemaha).

Similar results in the township list at http://skyways.lib.ks.us/KSL/Ref/t__owns.html
Silver Creek -- Cowley
Silverdale -- Cowley
Silver Lake – Shawnee

It's mentioned in a 1905 obit at http://www.rootsweb.com/~neplatte/vitals/vitals1905b.html but the only other reference to Silver Grove I find is in Campbell County, Kentucky. That doesn't mean it didn't exist in Kansas, just not in the sources I consulted.

I'd suggest the "Dead Towns" list at Kansas State Historical Society.

Good luck,

Topic: Foster births in 1866/1868 in KS somewhere...
From: Tara Anderson witcher77@hotmail.com
Date: Tuesday, December 17, 2002 01:00 AM

I am looking for the family of Andrew Elliott Foster. Two of his sons, William Sherman b 12 Apr 1866, and Joel b 1868 were born somewhere in Kansas. Their mother is Ellen P (maiden name unknown) I believe. Andrew has an older son, Archibald who was born in 1852 in Tennessee (different mom, I think). This family is on the 1870 census in Erie, McDonald, Missouri. Any help or advice would be appreciated.

Topic: McCallan (also spelled McCallen or McAllen)
From: Teresa Wilson tee@magiccablepc.com
Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2002 11:49 PM

I am searching for a marriage record for James/Jas/Jim McCallan (also spelled McCallen or McAllen) (did not read or write so spelled many differnt ways) he married Maria Diamond somewhere in Kansas. They settled and lived their lives out in Burr Oak Township (doniphan co) but I can't find their marriage record anywhere. Maria was born in 1854 and died in 1894 they would have been married between 1866 and 1879 ... She may possibly have been married to a Thompson/T__homsen/T__homson first as she came to the marriage with 2 children that later in life used the surname Thompson. Can you please help me? I have paid many fees and got nothing in return, no counties will do the search for free and I have a tracheostomy tube and cannot visit the libraries very often due to constant coughing from all the dust mites, etc. Please help if you can and you can email me directly at tee@magiccablepc.com even if you are not sure or have incorrect info, anything would help me!

Topic: DODGE
From: Jolene Oelegeschlager jjottt@aol.com
Date: Sunday, December 01, 2002 05:06 PM Researching:
DODGE married Miss BRAY lived in ks 1870
Augustus DODGE
DODGE birth abt 1870

From: Jackie Root jroot1969@aol.com
Date: Tuesday, November 26, 2002 11:03 AM

Looking for the family of Peter MULHOLLAND born Ireland, his wife was ? DOHERTY their daughter Anna Born 1887 somewhere in Kansas, she married P.J. Petter or Perry Jessie LAW, they had seven children, Anna died May 24 1934 in Denver Colorado. Would like to find where she was born, and siblings, more on her parents, Jackie

Topic: Stufflebean/Clark query
From: mary klock iowcat@webtv.net
Date: Sunday, November 24, 2002 10:53 AM

Topic: Gilbert, CIrcuit Rider?
From: Mary Grether mary_grether@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2002 02:46 PM

I am researching the Gilbert name, My Gilbert family lived in Lebanon(Smith co) Kansas, But I am trying to find a N.Ivel Gilbert that was a Methodist minister,mid 40's& 50"s of this century. As far as I know he preached in about all parts of KS. I did get a news paper clipping when he died years ago, but it has been misplaced. I do know he was married and had 2 sons, if anyone has any info on him, and his family, I would appreciate any info you have. and thanks, Mary

Topic: Martin Straight
From: Cathy Meyerhofer chick70@netins.net
Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2002 11:34 AM

I`m looking or any information on Martin Van Buren Straight who was living in Bourbon county in 1880

Topic: Crisfield, Kansas?
From: Diane Awbrey awbrey@adelphia.net
Date: Sunday, November 03, 2002 11:24 PM

Does anyone know what county Crisfield, Kansas, was in or where its records might now be kept? My mother claims relatives who lived there and in Attica, Harper Co., but she wasn't sure if Crisfield was in Harper or Barber or elsewh

Date: Monday, November 04, 2002 08:25 AM

It was in Harper Co. A village of Greene Twp.


Topic: Hedenberg, Underwood
From: Mary Jane Rush mjbrush@msn.com
Date: Saturday, November 02, 2002 10:11 PM

My great grandparents were Edwin Hedenberg and Annie Underwood and their daughter Mary Lucretia Hedenberg was born in 1874 in Kansas and was my grandmother. I am very interested in obtaining any information on this family and would appreciate any suggestions or information.

Topic: Golden Weddin Dann Anniversary Article
From: Beverly Hill molehill@olypen.com
Date: Sunday, October 27, 2002 03:59 PM

A beautiful article was written about the Golden Wedding of Alfred Dann and his wife Betsy Ann Mc Allister on May 1,1881. unfortunetly all I have is the name of the paper - The Tribune. There are only a few counties that had a Tribune at that time. If anyone can help me find the county I would be most appreciative. molehill@olypen.com

From: Dave Goldy davegoldy@swbell.net
Date: Friday, November 01, 2002 05:37 PM


The Kansas State Historical Society has microfilms available for interlibrary loan. The films include all the papers published in the state since 1861. Here is a listing, with microfilm number, of all papers with the word TRIBUNE in the title. There were no hits on "The Tribune" for a title. I have also deleted all the titles of papers not in the May 1881 time period. [There were 23 hits for 1881, that is microfilms of papers that had 1881 as part of the microfilm]. Your librarian can ILL the films for you, but you should review the Society's loan policy first. You can find a link to the loan policy from the newspaper search page. Note that this listing includes both the city and county of publication. If you have any idea where they lived, you should be able to find the paper.

home page: www.kshs.org
newspaper seach page: www.kshs.org/cgi-bin/news.cgi

Topic: William D. McCaffrey
From: Patrick Turner pfturner@visi.net
Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2002 08:43 AM

Looking for place of death, spouse, and children of William D. McCaffrey, born on 22 October 1885 in Jackson County, Iowa, died in March 1964 in Kansas. Thanks for any assistance.

From: Ardie Grimes mad_genealogist@yahoo.com
Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2002 01:01 PM

There are 7 McCaffrey's in the 1920 Kansas census -
James, age 84 in Barton Co.
W.M., age 46 in Butler Co.
James C., age 45 in Geary Co.
John J., age 24 in Jackson Co.
Charles, age 36 in Leavenworth Co.
Mat, age 45 in Nemaha Co.
Richard J., age 46 in Nemaha Co.

There are 48 William McCaffrey's indexed in the 1920 Census, however none of them are the right age and born in Iowa.

Have you tried writing the Social Security administration for their information? It could give you a clue as to place of death.

Good luck, Ardie

Topic: Looking for CRAUGHEN & RILEY families
From: Barbara King barbaraking119@msn.com
Date: Friday, October 18, 2002 09:24 AM

This is my brick wall - CRAUGHEN was not a common name in 1880s, yet I have not found any Craughen connection to my grandmother, Mary Josephine CRAUGHEN, She was born 31 May 1881 in Ottawa, Franklin County, Kansas and died 25 Jan 1951 in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas. She married my grandfather, Thomas Patrick RILEY, 26 Feb 1906 in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas.

Thomas Patrick RILEY was born 14 Oct 1873 in California (per the 1920 Arkansas Census) and died 09 May 1953 in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas.

My father's name was William Edward RILEY, b. 12 May 1916 d. 24 Oct 1967 both in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas. He and my mother, Mildred Viola SILMON, (b, 22 Aug 1918 Grubbs, Jackson County, Arkansas and d. 07 Jun 1988 in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas) were married 30 Apr 1938 in Fort Smith, AR. William Edward RILEY was in the Navy in WWII (Squadron 466) and he is buried in the National Cemetery in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

One of his brothers was George Matthew RILEY b. 04 Sep 1911 d. 03 Jun 1968 in the VA Hospital in Wichita, Kansas. They had 5 additional siblings, Margaret "Pete" RILEY HOMAN, Susan RILEY STRODE KELLY, Thomas RILEY Jr., John RILEY (known as Bud) and Paul RILEY. We have lost all contact with Uncle George "Toad" RILEY’s son, George Mack RILEY. We believe he is still in Kansas. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. Barbara King


Topic: Ingraham Family
From: Taleah Wilkinson taleahw@softhome.net
Date: Sunday, October 13, 2002 12:39 AM

I'm looking for information on Charles P. Ingraham Jr. and his wife Cornelia Bain. I have reason to believe that sometime after about 1872 that the family left McDonough County, Il. and head West, as my Great Grandfather Clarence Ingraham could still remember the family living in Il. at the age of 6, he was born in Dec. 1866, so this would put the year to be 1872. His older sister Margaret, (Maggie) gave birth to a son Fredrick M. Ingraham in 1875, Fred was told that at the time they were living near Ft. Scott, Ks. The family is next found in Dade County, Mo. were Maggie married in July of 1883 to a George Palmer who was not her son Fred's father some time after the birth of their son in 1884 they moved to Kingsman, Ks. Charles and Cornelia along with their son Clarence stayed in Dade County, Mo. and are bured there together in the Hickory Grove Cemetery, Arcola, Mo. We don't have any information on the other children of the family except Charles Edward, I located him and his sons in the Jasper County, Mo. 1900 Census.
In the 1870 for McDonough County, Il. Census the family appears as Charles age 41, Cornelia age 38, Willis age 15, Margaret age 13, Mary E, age 8, Edward age 4, and Clarence age 2. Any information would be very helpful, Taleah

Topic: Kincannon, burials during 1856 'Bloody Kansas
From: Ronald Kincannon ronald.kincannon@oscn.net
Date: Friday, October 11, 2002 10:29 PM

I am trying to find Matthew M. Kincannon's grave. He died in February of 1857. Family records indicate he died "somewhere in Kansas." Considering the period in history, his sudden immigration (with family) from the family home in southwestern Tennessee, and his relatively young age at the time of death. . . I speculate he may have been a casualty in bleeding Kansas. Regardless, I need some assistance in locating where he died, how he died, and where he's buried.

Topic: Bernice J. Henry Where are you?
From: Stacy Oliver try2bnangel@citlink.net
Date: Tuesday, October 08, 2002 12:18 PM

I am looking for Bernice J. Henry. She has an older brother named Walter Guy and I believe her father was Guy Walter or Walter Guy Henry. The brother was born in MO but Bernice was born someplace in Kansas. I have no idea where though. She was born January 14, 1889. Can anyone help me? Is there a census or something that can be searched? I am no where near Kansas so any help at all is very greatly appreciated!!!


Topic: Turner
From: Vida Tattrie vireo@mackbc.com
Date: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 06:11 PM

My great grandfather was married to a Mary Turner..I think they got married in 1868. I don't know anything about her family and have no idea where they were from. They lived in Imes for quite awhile before they moved to Ottawa. Any information on the Turner family would be greatly appreciated.

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