Cherokee County Kansas Queries


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Queries June 2000

Altenbaumers, Bridges, Couse, Henderson, Lucky Jewel and Zinc Company, McCormick, Oxley, Siron, Smith (2), Tracy, Wells, Wright, Wyble

Topic: Bridges family
From: Kitty Juvenal
Date: Monday, June 26, 2000 02:09 PM

Looking for info on the Bridges family from Melrose, Cherokee Co. Frank Levi Bridges born in July 1900, his parents William Bridges born in Illinois in 1861 and Flora Millhollin born in Coffeyville,Kansas in 1877. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

Topic: Lucky Jewel and Zinc Company
From: Donna Neal
Date: Monday, June 26, 2000 09:07 AM

Does anyone have any information on the Lucky Jewel and Zinc Mining Company located 2 1/2 miles northwest of Treece, KS? I am looking for history of this company back in the 1920's. My g grandfather, Floyd Arthur Cox was employed there as a ground man on the day shift. On the night of Nov. 29, 1920 he was sitting in the "dog house" there with the other miners. They were playing cards. He was shot to death by bandits who came in to rob the men. Maybe someone has info on this. Would love to hear from you.

Topic: Joe E. Smith
From: Beth Smith
Date: Sunday, June 25, 2000 01:53 PM

My parents divorced when I was four. I'm trying to find information on my grandfather, Joe E. Smith. I know he lived in Weir when my father was born. He had at least two children, my father, Joe Chris Smith and a daughter. I would appreciate any information.


Topic: wyble family history
From: Charles Close
Date: Saturday, June 24, 2000 02:38 PM

can anyone help me to find information on the wyble family that lived in turck kansas in or about the year 1897? this info is for the family tree of the wyble family please help me. trying to get the info for my nephew. thank you for the help. charles close.

Topic: Henderson
From: Karen Conley
Date: Thursday, June 22, 2000 06:47 PM

Looking for information on the family of H. B. Henderson, born in 1862 in Pickaway County, Ohio. His father was John Henderson, born in PA and raised in Ohio. I am trying to learn if my gg grandmother, Matilda (Henderson) Gunnett, was the sister of John Henderson. She was born in PA in 1826 and died in 1893 in Pickaway County, Ohio.

Topic: Tracy Family
From: Pam Edens
Date: Saturday, June 17, 2000 08:17 AM

Looking for the surname "Tracy" in Galena, Cherokee County, KS. Specifically the following people who were born in Galena, KS: Versie B. Tracy - b. July 1892 Birtha M. Tracy - b. January 1894 Their mother's name is Viola B. Tracy.

Topic: COUSE in Cherokee Co, 1870's - 1920's
From: David Veh
Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2000 08:36 PM

I am looking for info on Edgar Orson COUSE and his family that moved to KS from Broome Co, NY in the late 1870's.

Edgar was born in Broome Co, NY, in May 1847; mrd. Hellen Samantha OLIVER (b. Oct 1848) about 1866. They had seven children: Alice Etta, b. 24 Mar 1868; Hattie Belle, b. 28 Sep 1869; Lucy Jane, b. 31 Jul 1871; Mabel; Della, b. Aug 1879; Flora, b. Jan 1881; & Calvin, b. 25 May 1884.

The three older girls were all married in Lincoln, KS, so the family must have moved to Lincoln from NY and then on to Cherokee Co. At least the last three children were born in KS.

Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.


Topic: McCormick, Hanah
From: Joan Keene
Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2000 05:15 PM

Hannah Gavin McCormick died in Kansas Nov. 8, 1944. She lived in either Cherokee Co. Kansas. Her husband, Robert McCormick deceased 1908. Does anyone have know anything at all about this family? Thanks for any help however trivial. Joan

Topic: Altenbaumers -
From: Iva Narvaez
Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2000 10:02 AM

I am searching for any information on William M. Altenbaumer who married Cordelia Ella Crain in Ill. in 1877, lived in Cherokee County, Ks. in 1898. Moved to Little River County, Ark. in 1899(may have moved in 1898). He is my greatgrandfather. Any info will be appreciated. email me at Thanks.

Topic: Wright and Oxley
From: H. Martin Soward
Date: Thursday, June 08, 2000 10:48 PM

Seeking descendants of Isaac Haley Wright and wife Mary Jane Oxley whose family appears on the 1880 U.S. Census of Cherokee County. They were married in 1850 in Williamson County, Texas. In their household in 1880 were the following Wrights:
Haley, 17m, b. Texas
Enoch, 15m, b. Texas
Sarah, 14f, b. Texas
Ellen, 10f, b. Texas
Evart, 9m, b. Texas (probably Everett)
Mary, 4f, b. Texas
Dick, 2m, b. Texas
Also, Isaac Bener, 43m, b. Illinois
I have a lot of info on the Oxley family and a photograph of Isaac Haley Wright and Mary Jane Oxley Wright. I would like to find their dates of death and places of burial. In Texas, Isaac H. Wright was a Methodist minister but is listed as a farmer in 1880 Cherokee Co. Census.
H. Martin Soward, III
5215 Dove Nest St.
San Antonio, TX 78250-4708
telephone: 210-680-8929

Topic: Genealogy Records of Clara Wells, Riverton
From: Beverly Clark
Date: Tuesday, June 06, 2000 11:10 AM

Does anyone know what happened to the vast amount of genealogical records on the surnames of BOWMAN, STEPHENS, WARREN, DU BOIS, HITE, and who knows how many others, accumulated by Clara and Don Wells who lived south of the old Post Office in Riverton. She had years of research stored in her basement. I hope that it was removed before the flood.

Also, does anyone know if the Galena Public Library has gone on-line with its genealogy?

Your help is appreciated.

Topic: Siron, Smith
From: Toni Jaworski
Date: Monday, June 05, 2000 03:27 PM

Birth record of Mother born 1922
please forgive my amature appearance here.
I am looking for information on how to find the birth record of my mother. She was born May 30, 1922 I believe in Weir. I am not sure if there would be a record of it in the local records. Her parents were Clarence Franklin Siron and Minnie Ethel Smith.

Any Ideas would be great fully appreciated.
Thank you in advance.
Anntoni L. Thompson-Jaworski

From: Marilyn Schmitt
Date: Tuesday, June 06, 2000 10:00 AM

Kansas began keeping birth and death records in July 1911. Go to the following website to get information and print out an application:

Prior to that time counties kept birth and death records, though in Cherokee County the book for deaths 1905 - 1911 is missing from the court house. Cherokee County began keeping birth and death records in 1896, but it was only if someone turned in the information to the county court house.

The Cherokee County Kansas Genealogical Society will do research for a donation to the society of $7.50 per hour and 25 cents per copy of anything sent. You can contact them at or mail to CCKG-HS, P. O. Box 33, Columbus, KS 66725.

Marilyn Schmitt
President, CCKG-HS


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