Bourbon County Kansas Queries


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Queries July - August 2001

Allen, Ashby, Bowman, Buns, Chown, Clinesmith, Dwyer, Freaner, Freeman, Gilson, Hendry, Hill, Hindman, James, Jellison, Larkins, Laughlin, Poole, Rice, Richie, Smilie, Thurmond, Ultsch, Webb, Werth-Doane, Williamson, Willoughby

Topic: Hendry
From: Olin Hendry
Date: Friday, August 31, 2001 10:41 AM

I'm looking for information on the William Hendry he came to Wilson Co Ks in 1860's

Topic: Werth-Doane Families
From: Barbara Applegate
Date: Wednesday, August 29, 2001 08:55 PM

Searching for my Aunts family. Her name was Sylvia Werth-Doane. Born in Mo. 06-03-1912, Died August, 1983, Fredonia, Ks. Her parents were George E. & Betty Borders-Werth. She moved to Fredonia, Ks. with her father after the death of her mother in 1916. She had a sister named Blanche & a half brother named Vernon Werth. Any help with finding her obit or one of her fathers who also died in Fredonia, Ks. would be appreciated. You can email me directly at if you like, or answer here. Thanks, for your time.

Topic: Laughlin/Rice/Poole/Willoughby/Richie familes
From: Diane Berry
Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2001 10:55 PM

I am looking for any information on the Laughlin, Rice, Poole, Willoughby and Richie families from Coyville and New Albany. I found Jane and JM Laughlin on 1870 census. I presume these are parents of my ggg grandfaher James Edward Laughlin's parents as his mother was supposed to have been Joseph and Jane (Poole) Laughlin. JE married a Dora Rice and then Nancy Willoughby in 1900 in New Albany. Nancy was the mother of Alta Mae Richie who marred JE's son Charles Marvin Laughlin. They were also supposed to have married in 1900 in New Albany.
Both CM Laughlin and Alta were born in New Albany we believe. Nancy's parents were Hopkins and Malinda Rose Willoughby. Her husband was Isaac Thomas Richie listed in the WilsonCo. list of civil war vet in 1883, Coyville. JE & Nancy, Alta & Charles, Hopkins and Malinda and the Meyers came to Oregon after 1900. Jane Pool or Dora Rice or both may have been Native American, although Jane is listed as white on the census. Any information on these families or their ancestors would be appreciated
Diane Berry

Topic: Ashby family
From: ARiana Overton
Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2001 06:43 AM

I am looking for any information about my grandmother, Edith Anna Ashby who married Albert Dorman Hurst and died in 1955 in CA.
Here is the info I have on her.
Born--FREDONIA, KANSAS [Wilson Co]
Age--68 yrs

Please email me if you have any info or are willing to search for her birth certificate for m.
THank you

Topic: Jellison
From: Dolores Hinsz
Date: Thursday, August 16, 2001 01:31 PM

I am searching for any information on Jellison in or around
1900 and or later. My grandmother and grandfather were said to have married in 1900 in Kansas. We do know the date or
location. We are on a limited budget and I am not sure how to proceed.
thank you for any help any one can give me.

Topic: Clinesmith/Williamson
From: Lee Ann Willis
Date: Monday, August 13, 2001 03:28 PM

I am looking for any information about my great grandparents Anna Clinesmith and Chapman Williamson married 1 Apr 1883 in Fredonia, Wilson Co, Ks.
You can email me at

Topic: Matthew James & Pharaba Cordell Hindman
From: Sharon Ponton
Date: Monday, August 06, 2001 10:22 PM

Am interested in information on the family of Matthew James and Pharaba Cordell Hindman who appear on the 1880 Wilson Co, Coyville.


Topic: Ida Buns, Identify young woman and family?
From: Kay Morrow
Date: Sunday, August 05, 2001 06:59 PM

I have a picture identified as : IDA BUNS of Neodesha, Wilson Co., KS. She appears to be 15 to 19 years of age. She is dressed in white with a dark hat and is holding some papers ? graduation diploma.
The photo studio? is identified with the following printed along the bottom of the picture card. Howard, Eureka, KS. Opera House Block, and Wabash Ave., Howard City.
It was probably taken in 1990s or possible at the turn of the century. does anyone know of a BUNS family?

Topic: Hill Family
From: Gail Mayhue
Date: Friday, August 03, 2001 11:41 PM

Am looking for any information on the 1900 Census for Wilson Co. Am also looking for any information on a family by the name of Hill. Husband: Fred James Hill b. about 1884 not sure of death. married a Meftella Winters/or Noel. They are in the 1910 census for Fredonia, Wilson Co.. ks. they had 2 children at the 1910 census. Walter James b. 06/12/1906 d. 11/10/1987 He was born in Altoona. They also had a second son. Aaron Perry not sure when or where he was born. Any one with information on these people please feel free to email me. If any one has any other information pertaining to this family please also email. Thanks

Topic: Charles R. Bowman
From: Donazel Meyer
Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2001 03:57 PM

Charles R. Bowman was my grandfather. I believe that Amos A. Bowman and Ella Ellen Ellis were his parents. Would like to talk to anyone with any information that would help.

Topic: Lottie E. James
From: Curt Wyatt
Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2001 10:21 AM

Born Nov. 14, 1878 New Albany Kansas Wilson County. Need to determine who parents were.

Topic: Sidney Freaner
From: Debbie Toomay
Date: Thursday, July 12, 2001 01:19 PM

I am looking for my great grandmother, Sidney Freaner's birth records and info on her family. I do not have a birth date but based on her age when my grandfather was born it would have been 1886 in Fredonia, KS. I know she had a sister named Jessie A. Freaner. We have a picture with the name Nevada H. Fearner but we don't know where she fits. The picture is of a young woman about 18-25 and says it is her baptism and is dated 6-22-1890. Any help would be appreciated!

Topic: Gilson Family
From: Randall Peltier
Date: Sunday, July 08, 2001 07:37 AM

Looking for information on the Gilson Family. Rhuanna Gilson died Fredonia, Kansas 1939. Her son was Claude Gilson. Any info will be greatly appreciated.

Topic: Isaac Freeman-Margaret Ultsch
From: Cornelia Warner
Date: Friday, July 06, 2001 05:21 PM

are the two Isaac's listed below one and the same?

Birth: in Kansas Marriage 1 Margaret ULTSCH b: in Pennsylvania
Minnie FREEMAN b: 2 SEP 1887 in ,Mills,Iowa

1880 extract, Pleasant Valley, Wilson, KS.
Stephen Freeman 48 KY
Rachel Freeman 49 KY
Silas H. Freeman 27 KY
Isaac N. Freeman 19 KY
John F. Freeman 17 KY

with both Isaac and Silas in both families, and the possibility of Stephen moving to KS when Isaac was very young, it's something I need to look into.

Topic: Larkins in Kansas
From: Merlys Prafke
Date: Sunday, August 26, 2001 08:59 AM

My G Grandfather,John Larkin lived in Kansas in 1928 with son Tom and another(name unknown to me).They farmed and had a lumberyard.Toms son Harvey worked in a garage in Fort Scott.Any info will be appreciated.
Merlys Prafke

Topic: Smilie
From: Lisa Basson
Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2001 03:17 AM

I am Looking for Phillip R. Smilie or any relatives. He was born in Fort Scott KS. His Mother was possibly Wilma??? I am told that he was Native American. His Birthdate is 12-24-38.
He also had alias of Phillip Brewer
anyone with ANY info please contact me :
3104 Cummings Ct
NLV, NV 89030
He is my Birthfather

Topic: CHOWN
From: Leigh Shriver
Date: Friday, August 03, 2001 01:57 AM

Parents of Eliz. Ellen Chown, b: Mapleton, KS, 1861 m: James Albert Dwyer, 1877

Topic: Dwyer, James Albert
From: Leigh Shriver
Date: Friday, August 03, 2001 01:54 AM

Looking for desc. of James Albert b:1856, lived in Ft. Scott, m: Eliz. Ellen Chown 1877. She was from Mapleton. They had 8 children. His father John Calvin Dwyer.

Topic: Ralph Alford Webb
From: Betty Galloway
Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2001 11:04 AM

Ralph Alford Webb born about 1893 in Hiatville, Kansas. Who were his parents?? Any help very much appreciated.

From: Carol Bogan
Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2001 02:52 PM

July 10, 2001

Was your Ralph WEBB living as of the 1920 Census and do you know where?

If so, I would check with your local FHC for the World War 1 Draft
Registrations for the corresponding State and County he would have been in.
Reason being: This would give his birthdate, nearest relative, his adress,
where he was employed, physical description, and generally signed by him
(makes a nice momento too).

Carol Bogan
Researching family surnames of: CANNELL, RAY, BLANTON, (1905 to 1940's,
Bourbon County Kansas)

Topic: Allen
From: Debbie Allen
Date: Sunday, July 08, 2001 11:50 PM

Francis Myers ALLEN was born in OH Jan. 1816.
He married Charlotte SMITH April 1, 1841 in Henry, IA. Charlotte was born Dec 1822 in TN. She was the daughter of Mr. Smith and Mary. In the 1840 Census,Francis was listed as a head of household in Henry Co., Iowa. Francis was listed in a directory in Fort Scott, Bourbon Co., KA 1885. He lived in Hammond, KA. He was a residence, east side Crawford, 5 doors south of Montgomery. A.P. Allen was a clerk at F.M. Allen grocery, Crawford St. He
boards, east side Crawford-5doors on South Montogomery. This is the last record
I have found on Francis and Charlotte.

Topic: William Anderson Thurmond
From: Jeannie Vaneps
Date: Sunday, July 01, 2001 11:49 AM

Hi: I am trying to find the death date of my great grandfather, William Anderson Thurmond. He supposedly is buried in an unmarked grave in the Lath Branch Cemetery of Ft. Scott, Kansas. He and his family were in the 1880 census in Cedar County, Missouri and then in 1886 when their last child was born they were in St. Clair County, Missouri. However, in 1888, his wife, Elizabeth Evelyn (McCord) Thurmond was listed as a widow in the city directory of Ft Scott, Kansas of that year. What I am wondering is if there is a way I can find out whether or not he did, in fact, die in Ft Scott, Kansas and is there a way I could find out his date of death? Would there be any records in any of the churches in Ft Scott which were in existence between 1886 and 1888? He died sometime between 1886 and 1888. Is there anyone in Ft. Scott who would be willing to look this up for me? I think they were in a Christian Church of some kind, but I am not sure about that. Please email me at if there is anyone out there willing to look this up for me. Thank you. Jeannie Vaneps


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