Cherokee County Kansas Queries


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Queries September 1997

Burns, Burton (2), Chandler, Childears, Davis, Hannion, Higdon, Inhelder, Kane, Ketchum, Kirkendall, Long, Lower, Martin, McAlister, McCorkell, Nash, Ogle, Oltman, Pennington, Poe, Poole, Reace, Shannon, Temple, Terry, Thompson, Toler, Waggoner, Walker, Willis, Wright


Susan Morgan Guttridge Tue Sep 30 19:02:48 1997
Am searching for WALKER, John Wesley T.,or sometimes listed as Wesley William T., and wife Frances Ann (WAGGONER), who were living in Kansas when their two children, Beulah Maud (1889) and Earl James Sylvester (1890) were born, probably in Cherokee county. Wesley/John and Frances Ann WALKER are both buried in Columbus, having died in 1945 and 1952, respectively. Hope someone has some information on the family.

CHANDLER, SHANNON PK Burney Faulk Tue Sep 30 10:38:05 1997
Am looking for information on CHANDLER and SHANNON families of Cherokee county, Ks 1870-1910.

DAVIS, KANE Florence Lucero Mon Sep 29 21:24:05 1997
Looking for information on Phoebe Kane DAVIS died Feb. 12 1905. Burried at Messer Cemetary Cherokee Co. KS. Her Mother is also burried at Messer Cemetary Nancy J. Fitch KANE died Oct. 16, 1903.


John Inhelder Sun Sep 28 13:54:46 1997
I am looking for information on John INHELDER of West Mineral, Kansas/Cherokee county between August 1873 and November 1932.

NASH Janet Sue Milam Sun Sep 28 04:53:17 1997
NASH Timothy G. NASH lived in Cherokee Co.,KS in the very late 1800s and early 1900s. He was born in IN and moved to Nodaway Co. MO. From there he came to Cherokee Co. KS. He was the twin brother of my gg grandfather, George Washington NASH. Timothy is buried in Mound Cemetery in Cherokee Co. Janet Sue MILAM 108 W. Ollie Floydada, TX 79235-3847

THOMPSON, WILLIS Rod Harms Sat, 27 Sep 1997 11:33:22 -0500
Seeking information on Henry J. "H.J." WILLIS married to Marth J. THOMPSON. They lived in Cherokee County, according to the 1880 census

BURTON, KETCHUM, McCORKELL Robert P. Addleman Sun Sep 21 12:14:48 1997
KETCHUM-McCORKELL: Widow LILLIAS JACINTH (BURTON) KETCHUM, after the death of her husband, ASA C. KETCHUM, in Chautauqua Springs, KS (residence in Neodesha, Wilson Co., KS) in 1881, married GEORGE R. McCORKELL (Civil War vet from IN) on 7 Nov 1883 in Cherokee Co., KS. They resided near Scammon, Crawford Co., KS between 1883-95, before moving to Joplin, MO. Any info appreciated.

BURTON, POE, TOLER Robert P. Addleman Sun Sep 21 12:37:11 1997
BURTON: JOHN A. D. BURTON (1857-1933), son of DAVID A. BURTON (1832), lived in Cherokee Co., KS in 1881. He married MARY J. TOLER on 27 Mar 1881 in Neodesha, Wilson Co., KS. He was a newspaper editor/publisher and published The McCune Standard between 1880-83. After 1881, he moved to El Dorado, Butler Co., KS and died there in 1933. MARY BURTON later moved to Potwin, Butler Co., KS and died in 1953. She is buried in McGill Cem. Their children were: HARRY (1882-82), CHLOE (1884-84), ELIZABETH F., b 22 Aug 1898 in Florence, KS & married WILLIAM F. POE (1899-1968), & ALEXANDER KANSAS b aft 1898 in El Dorado, Butler Co., KS. Any info appreciated.

HIGDON JuneUbben Thu Sep 18 13:53:10 1997
Hello, Interested in some information on John HIGDON. Lived in Cherokee County in 1904. Shows that he was a superintendent of schools, I believe in Galena. Would like info as to his parents and family and where born.


uncvic@vegas.infi.netVictor Lewis Sun Sep 14 18:21:04 1997
Any information on Joshua James or James Joshua MARTIN, born 3 Feb 1865, in Manchester, Scott, Illinois. Married 1 May 1891 to Elizabeth Ellen OGLE, place unknown. He worked as a Coal Miner and a Millwright. May have worked the mines of Cherokee County, Kansas, Crawford County, Kansas or Burbon County, Kansas. The last record I have found is: 1910 Census, Libreral, Barton, Missouri. ED 5, sheet 29, line 175. He was 45 years of age at that time. It has been rumored that he was seen in Pittsburg, Crawford Co. Kansas in the 1930's. Any thing you can help with the marriage place, and the death date and place, will be appreciated. Thank you, Vic.

Seeking info on my g-g-grandfather, Elijah Winfield PENNINGTON, who first settled near Columbus (Cherokee Co.) in 1877 before settling near Chetopa and later in Welch (Craig Co.), OK. Born 1848, Clinton Co., IN, married Elizabeth KIRKENDALL, and died at Chetopa in 1928. Their children, born in Cherokee and Labette counties, are: my g-grandfather, Armondo B. PENNINGTON (m. Maude MCALISTER); Ella Margaret PENNINGTON (m. Wm. Alonzo WRIGHT); Will Jennings PENNINGTON (m. Byrdie Horn); Elijah Andrew "Bide" PENNINGTON (m. Opal CHILDEARS); Mattie Pearl PENNINGTON (m.Guy O.LOWER); and Howard Issac PENNINGTON. ALSO: I married a beautiful woman from Pennsylvania, ancestor practiced medicine in Chetopa around the turn of the century -- Dr. Archabold B. TEMPLE. I want to learn more and would be glad to share my data.
Gregory Leaming
2243 Eastview Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
H: (615) 904-0009
W: (615) 726-5274

OLTMAN DAN & SALLY PATTON Thu, 11 Sep 1997 21:51:49 -0400
I am Sally Patton, daughter of Helen OLTMAN Loudermilk. Helen's parents died in 1919 during the flu epidemic. They were buried together in Star Cemetery in West Mineral. Their names were Will OLTMAN and Jenny (or Jean) Thompson OLTMAN. I am seeking names of parents and/or siblings of Will. They lived in Crestline, KS.
I have good info on ancestors of Jenny as my mother went to live with her maternal grandmother after her parents' death. I would appreciate info or leads about where to find Will's info. Many thanks for your important work.

BURNS, HANNION Ann Winters Thu Sep 4 08:48:16 1997
I am looking for Pat and Michael HANNION, who came to Cherokee County with The Michael BURNS family in 1866-1874.

TERRY Joanne Grinstead Sat Sep 6 16:59:52 1997
Seth and Elizabeth TERRY land information in Cherokee County My grandmother's birth record 12 Dec 1869 Baxter Springs Ks Cherokee County. Seth Terry was a Civil War Veteran from Ohio Any information on Jessie Frances TERRY their daughter would be helpful Thank you

LONG, POOLE Sharolyn McCoy Wed, 03 Sep 1997 11:10:13 -0500 updated 1/99
My uncles, paternal grandfather, father & maternal grandfather came to Cherokee County in late 20's, early 30's to work in lead & zinc mines around Treece & Blue Mound. Their names were: Raymond LONG, William T. (Bill) LONG, James Franklin POOLE, Delbert (Dee) POOLE and George J. POOLE (father). My father graduated from Columbus High School. He and my mother were married in 1941 in Oswego, KS. (Her name was Delpha Marie LONG - Bill LONG's daughter). I have some information on these people, but very little between 1925 and 1941. Can you help? Thanks, Sharolyn Sue (Poole) McCoy

REACE Bill Reace Mon Sep 1 09:38:02 1997
William REACE, b. Feb 1863 in central IN, lived in foster home in IN in 1870, entered Baker Univ. in Balwin City, KS in 1883. College entrance records show prior address as "Cherokee". May have been Cherokee Co. or town? Probably in KS. We have no information on his whereabouts between 1870 and 1883 - need any information that might prove helpful.

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