Cherokee County Kansas Queries


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Queries March 1999

Anderson, Blurton, Bradshaw, Brunnemer, Cagle, ?Coal mines, Condra, Cooper, Davis, Downing, Drake, Fry, Hinkle (2) (3), Hogan, Jackson, Keys, Love, Maddox, Neff, Norton, Patty, Piper, Reed, Saunders, Scott, ?Seeley Motel, Shaw, Shaw, Smelser, South, Steerman, Taylor (2), Wilson, Wright

Topic: Wilson
From: Angela Holmes
Date: Friday, March 26, 1999 02:25 AM

Looking for info about the Wilson Family. Names are William,his wife Emma(Nesselrode). Children are Minnie(married William Finch),Flora,Rutherford,Mabel,and Ida. Also could someone look up an obit for me? Minnie(Wilson)Finch died March 02 1900 in or near the Columbus area.

Topic: South, Keys, Hogan
From: Fred South
Date: Thursday, March 25, 1999 06:35 AM

Looking for any information on William H. South who was pastor of the Christian Church in Galena. Also owned a jewelry store and was Police Judge for many years.
Also need information on the Keys and Hogan families. Lula B south married a fellow named Keys. Nellie B. South married one named Hogan.
Fred South
311 Tree Lane
Prophetstown, IL 61277

Topic: Shaw, Patty
From: John Schehrer
Date: Saturday, March 20, 1999 06:24 PM

Searching for more information on the Shaw and Patty families of early day Galena. George Shaw married Sarah Morris and they raised a large family at Galena including James A. Shaw, Nancy Shaw (Coats), Andy Shaw, Will Shaw and others. Obed W. Patty married Celia Rutherford and they had children including John Patty, Tom Patty, Elmer Patty, Roy Patty and others. These families intermarried with many Galena residents and I have many of them outlined at John Schehrer Topic: Shaw
From: Linda Stark
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 1999 10:53 AM

I have a George Shaw that was married to my aunt Ohnes Martin, from Galena, KS.
Linda Stark

From: Twila Mcdaniel
Date: Thursday, March 18, 1999 10:45 AM

I am searching for a Valentine Fry that married a Mary Blurton. They had a son, unk, and a daughter Cora b.4/10/1877 in Galena. The children lived with grandparents George and Isabel Fry when they were young but I cannot find out what happened to the parents. Any help? Thanks.

Topic: Saunders, Scott
From: Shannon Roberts
Date: Sunday, March 14, 1999 05:01 PM

Looking for any information regarding grandfather, Perry Saunders Sr. Died September 1957 and Mahala (Scott) Saunders died June 1994. The were both residents of Riverton, Kansas after coming from Winfield, Kansas. Known siblings of Mahala are sisters Mary and Katie.

Topic: Neff, Cagle
From: David Eick
Date: Sunday, March 14, 1999 03:48 PM

Looking for cemetery records for Dora Eva Neff aka Eva Dora Cagle. Believe she was buried in Baxter Springs abt. 1918. I have heard she has no marker, and would like to consider getting her one. She is my great-grandmother. Can anyone get me a confirmation and copy of this record? e-mail me

From: Susan Bruce
Date: Sunday, March 14, 1999 12:29 AM

Looking for information on ancestors and descendants on the following:
James Henry HINKLE b. June 25, 1863 Frankliln Co. Kan d. Feb 4, 1918 Neodesha, Kan. Mar Lydia Frances JOHNSON b. abt 1867 d June 15, 1944 Galena, Kan
Nora Dean HINKLE b. July 7, 1886 Cherokee Co. Kan d Nov 20. 1972 Cherokee Co. Kan. Mar Clarence Edward TAYLOR
Silas Ellsworth HINKLE b Jan 1, 1891 mar Maude ?
Darling HINKLE b Apr 14, 1892 mar William ANGEL
Frank W. HINKLE b. Feb 1894 mar Etta MARRS
Minnie HINKLE b Feb 14, 1895 mar Arthur PRICE
James Henry Jr. HINKLE b. Jan 17, 1896 mar Ollie Blanche COLE
Clarence HINKLE b. Apr 1 1897
Simon HINKLE b Dec 16, 1899 mar Pearl HANN
Herman HINKLE b June 18. 1904 mar Almeda CRAVENS

Any help appreciated. Thanks Susan K, TAYLOR BRUCE

From: Susan Bruce (
Date: Sunday, March 14, 1999 12:05 AM


Richard TAYLOR mar Mary PIPER
Thomas Burton TAYLOR b. Jan 18, 1858 Iowa d Apr 24, 1932 Cherokee Co. Kans. mar (1st) Sarah NORTON b. ? d. abt 1881.
Clarence Edward TAYLOR b Nov 5, 1881 Miami Co. Kan d. Jan 5, 1965 in Cherokee Co., Kan mar Nora Dean HINKLE Thomas Burton TAYLOR and (2) Mary CONDRA
Lewis Elmer TAYLOR mar Maybelle FRANCES
Samuel TAYLOR mar Annie COWELL
Walter TAYLOR mar Glenda RILEY
Clifford TAYLOR mar Mabel BURR
Henry TAYLOR mar Lillie ROHL

Any information appreciated.
Thanks, Susan Kay TAYLOR BRUCE Topic: HINKLE
From: L Williams
Date: Saturday, June 05, 1999 06:30 PM

I have tons of information on the HINKLE FAMILY will have to look, but I am sure I have something Nora. My Great Grandmother was a ETTA DARLING HINKLE

Topic: Seeley Motel,
From: Richard Moberly
Date: Saturday, March 13, 1999 04:44 PM

Looking for information on the Seeley Motel and an Antique store that were owned and run by Melvin Seeley. They were located between Galena and Riverton in Cherokee County in the SouthEast corner of Kansas.

Rich & Terri Moberly
Bartlesville, Oklahoma

Date: Wednesday, August 04, 1999 02:46 PM


I remember the Seeley Motel in Riverton, KS. It was north of the Riverton High School and a lot of the kids would hangout there after school drinking sodas with their friends. What kind of information were you looking for regarding Seeley's?

Topic: Drake
From: Jo Ann Nichols
Date: Friday, March 12, 1999 10:5

Clint Drake in Baxter Springs or Galena

Topic: Bradshaw, Jackson
From: Jo Ann Nichols
Date: Friday, March 12, 1999 10:47 PM

Looking for Mildred Bradshaw and/or Kate Jackson in Galena or Baxter Springs

Topic: Love
From: Judy Germann
Date: Friday, March 12, 1999 12:59 PM

Love family in Galena KS
I am searching for the family of William Nathan Love, b. 21 Feb 1868, Maries County MO, died 29 July 1917 or 1927, believed to be in Galena KS when he died. He was son of John and Permelia Love.
Does anyone have access to a newspaper and can check for an obituary? Would like very much to know about wife and children. Have been told wife's name is Sarah E., but know nothing of children. Are there descendants still in Cherokee County?

Topic: Wright, Smelser, Reed
From: Brenda Langston
Date: Thursday, March 11, 1999 09:24 PM

I am looking for information on the parents or siblings of James WRIGHT, who according to the obit of his sister (my ggrandmother), Susanna Jane SMELSER, was living in Columbus KS in 1950. Another sister was Ida REED. Thanks in advance for any help!

Topic: Brunnemer, Downing
From: Sandie Kane
Date: Thursday, March 11, 1999 10:37 AM

I am looking for information on George Lester Brunnemer from Indiana who married Margaret Stephens Downing from Kansas. Any info would be appreciated.

Topic: Steerman
From: Willa Casto
Date: Thursday, March 11, 1999 09:45 AM

I'm looking for information regarding the Steerman (Stearman) line that is Cherokee and French. This line started in Kentucky then moved to Kansas around the time of the Forced Removal. Thank you for any help.

Topic: Coal mines
From: Ken Goldsberry
Date: Thursday, March 11, 1999 12:06 AM

It is possible that three of my great uncles were coal mimers. One, for sure, was certified. Are any of the old personnel records, miner registration numbers etc archived anywhere? Are there any books or stories etc written regarding the mines and miners in the late 1800's to at least 1910? Anything along these lines would be appreciated. Topic: Coal mines
From: Richard Kinkade
Date: Sunday, May 02, 1999 03:38 PM

It's me again, cousin. Galena, Kansas, holds a week-long town celebration during the first week of June every year. There is a museum that has info on the lead and zinc mines in the area. There is a book available about Galena pioneers. Our family has a reunion scheduled for the fifth of June in Joplin, Mo., which I plan to attend. Most of my Betzer/Goldsberry info came from my father's recollections. He was born in 1898. Other Betzer/Goldsberry info was found at the Kansas City branch of the National Archives. The name Jacobs is also married into the Betzer/Goldsberry lineage. I believe the Betzers came from Nebraska to Kansas. I'll forward any info I come across. Bye again.

From: Barb Thomas
Date: Wednesday, March 03, 1999 05:20 PM

Researching the family of Dr. John Tate DAVIS, of Cherokee Co, who married Margaret Leutitia ANDERSON b. 1849 of Bourbon Co. One child born in 1879 , Amy Gertrude DAVIS. The mother died at the daughter's birth or near that date. Amy Gertrude "Gertie" was raised by the CHARLES family of Bourbon Co. Any information appreciated.

Topic: Cooper
From: Bernie Cooper
Date: Tuesday, March 02, 1999 11:27 AM

I am looking for information on Edward Roy Cooper. Born Dec 24 1872 in Columbus or Baxter Springs. He may have had a brother Jim and a sister Charlotte

Topic: Maddox
From: Ivan Saunders
Date: Monday, March 01, 1999 10:04 AM

I am looking for the missing link of Maddox in My family tree. The Maddox are a Mystery Family. The Family I am looking for are located In Idaho and Oregon now.They came out of Texas and OK. to South Dakota to Kansas(In Cherokee County) then down the Oregon Trail. When they departed the Texas, Ok area they also departed the family ties, due to some kind of family Feud This was in 1860 or abouts ?? Ora L. Maddox b. 1-8-1888 in Chamberland Brule County South Dakota d. 2-4-1959 Weiser Washington County Idaho. At this time his Parentage is Unknown, but Possibility a Mary A. was his Mother ? I did fine the location of Internment for him and his wife Treasure L ( Sevey) Maddox b.-7-7-1895 d.5-8-1932 and a Mary A Maddox b.6-14-1850 d.6-21-1924 in Mann Creek Cemetery Washington County Idaho. There were children of his and Treasures marriage 3 Boys and 1 Girl, her name is Imogene Mae ( Maddox ) Murray b.8-19-1921 Weiser Washington County Idaho. The Three boys DOB are unknown to me at this time. All the boys are living and live in Oregon and Idaho. Two Are World Champion Rodeo Cowboys (PCRA) Bull Riding and Calf Roping. Imogene is my Mother-In-Law and I and my wife Pamela have been working on the Maddox Family Tree. There stories that Imogene was told when she was a little Girl about the Family, but the family didn't talk about the passed, and not of family. Like this Mary A. Imogene told me that she can remember her as granny, but her dad Ora didn't talk about her after her death. The One thing that I have found out is that the story about Ora's Mother & Father going to a Indian Reservation in South Dakota was true. While I was checking out the South Dakota Information I found that a Comanche girl was enrolled in the Indian School at Chamberland, her Name was Harriet Maddox and she was out of Oklahoma at the time of Ora's birth. With more checking I found a William S Maddox b.1833 he was in the Union Army Station at Farragut Post # 52 Spearfish South Dakota. His Company was Company D 9th Ind. Legion. He enlisted in Jennings County IND.. In the South Dakota State Veterans Cemetery at Falls River Hot Springs County South Dakota The Internment of William S Maddox d. 5-30-1901 . Now to tie this to the Ora Maddox. Imogene stated that she think her Grand Father first name was William or Willie or Wills ? That her father Ora told her that her Grand father died in the Idaho State Veterans Hospital in Boise Idaho and was taken back to South Dakota. BOY DO I NEED HELP WITH THE PARENTAGE OF ORA LOGEN MADDOX !!!


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