Cherokee County Kansas Queries


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Queries April 2001

Archer, Bailey, Brown, Burkhart, Burns, Chapman, Cline, Druitt, Hughes, Kies, Kline, Martin, Mason, May, Norris, Peace, Truxal, Windham

Topic: Truxal/Kline/Cline/Mason/Burkhart
From: Gretchen Truxal
Date: Friday, April 27, 2001 04:59 AM

Trying to find where Jacob R. Truxal who died ~1892 is buried. Also need info where Martha Calvin Truxal, his wife, is buried and when she died. Found Jacob's parents (Eli and Hannah Truxal), brothers (Benjamin & Henry Thomas Truxal), sisters (Esther Truxal Kline and Margaret Truxal Mason) buried in Wertonia Cemetery but have not been able to find Jacob and Martha. Another daughter married a Frank Burkhart (I did find them on the census in Joplin, MO).

From: Gretchen Truxal
Date: Thursday, May 17, 2001 12:41 PM

Made some corrections to my message board and to add more info.
Eli Truxal m Hannah Rugh in 1844 in PA. They came to KS about 1866 with all but one of their children:
c: Benjamin Truxal (never married)
Solomon Truxal (stayed in PA & married)
Henry Thomas Truxal m Alice from Indiana
Margaret Truxal m John Mason in KS
Esther Truxal m Simon Kline in KS
*Jacob R. Truxal m Martha Calvin in KS
c: Rosa Truxal Sneed Warren (married 2)
Mollie Truxal Spiker
David Truxal m Louisa
Iva Truxal Barnhart Hines (married 2)
*William T. TRUXAL m Ethel S. Parsons
Eli Truxal m 3 times

Jacob died in 1888 but haven't found his burial place. Do not know when Martha died or where buried. Rosa Warren,and David are both buried in Joplin, MO, Mollie went to live in Butler Co., KS so assume she is buried there. William is buried next to Ethel in Phoenix, AR. I believe Iva is buried in MO or IN and not sure where Eli is buried but I do know it is in KS.

Also just found some Parsons: Andrew Jack Parsons married to Sedellia Sparlin and they lived in Baxter Springs.

Topic: Windham / 1910 Census
From: Reva Lovelady
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2001 12:33 AM

Looking for information on William Anthony Windham, 1910 Census, Baxter Springs, KS. OR birth certificate info for Margaret Louise Windham, born 1907 Baxter Springs, Ks.


Topic: May / Brown / Afro-American Brown Family
From: Julia Lee
Date: Sunday, April 15, 2001 08:31 AM

Seeking information on the Baxter Springs descendants of the children of Kate (nee May) Brown and her husband, James (d.1906). Children were: Christina (d.1878), Mae (d.1932), Myrtle (d.1934), Preston (d.1939), Harry (d.1930), and Ruth (d.1911). Would love to have a newspaper obituary on any of these individuals. Willing to do Tennessee look ups for you. Please help.

Topic: Jack Walton Hughes
From: Ali Chellis
Date: Sunday, January 07, 2001 07:32 PM

Does any one have any info about Jack Walton Hughes who was in Columbus Ks, between 1951-1954? He was born in Bixby,OK- Jan 24,1923/25. He was married to my mother, (Vivian Wilson-Sawyer) in 1954 through 1958. He is my father and now deceased.
Ali Chellis

Topic: Druitt familly.....
From: Courtney Repac
Date: Friday, April 13, 2001 04:52 PM

My GGGrandparents (his name was Oscar Druitt, i don't know hers) came to the US from France in 1895 and settled in Cherokee County (West Mineral i believe). I am looking for any information about the family. There was one son Clifford Druitt who got stationed in France in the 40s and fell in love with it and stayed there. I know all the daughters married names, but have been unable to find any information about them. They were Angel/a Creger, Louise Bond, Martha Kerley, Lena Hetzler, Virginia Stack, and Bertha Van (Breusegem). Virginia Stack and her husband worked in a school for the deaf and dumb in Kansas, but i have no idea where. Bertha (my GGrandmother)married Paul Van Breusegem in Columbus, KS on February 24, 1912. Any help would appreciated!!

Courtney Repac

Topic: Kies/Archer 19th century graves
From: Loretta Hatfield
Date: Friday, April 13, 2001 10:01 AM

Would like to locate gravesites for Gr.Gr. Grandmother and her married daughter reported buried in Cherokee Co. Ks. @1880-1900. (Elizabeth) Jane Kies w/o Benjamin and her mother Elizabeth Street Archer.

Topic: Norris Burial Records
From: James Norris
Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2001 05:15 PM

How can we get the cemetery records at Lone Elm Cemetery for Sylvester Norris buried January 27, 1887 and Rebeccah Arminda Norris died January 16, 1916 in Cherokee Kansas, we think she was buried in Lone Elm Cemetery also.
Thanks for your help.
Jim Norris

Topic: Peace
From: Sandy Peace
Date: Wednesday, April 04, 2001 06:50 AM

Looking for census information 1920 Randal Peace in Treece, Ks. Looking for 1930 census information for William H Peace in Melrose or Faulkner, Ks.Thank you, Sandy Peace Reeser

Topic: William Burns / Orley Leota Bailey family
From: Robert Smith
Date: Tuesday, April 03, 2001 10:15 PM

William Burns, born abt. 1877-1879 married Orley Leota Bailey in early 1890s and had two children: Gertrude and William Marshall Burns. William (Sr.) died in a smallpox epidemic in 1901 and was buried in an unmarked grave in Galena by the family. Orley and children survived. Orley remarried at least once and had more children and lived north of Joplin on Lone Elm Rd. William Marshall Burns was killed in a car/train accident north of Joplin in October 1925. Half-brother Elmer James Brown was also in the accident but survived.

If anyone knows ANYTHING about this family, please contact me -

I would like to know the who the parents of William Sr. were. It is said he was 1/2 American Indian. I would also like to know whatever happened to Elmer James Brown and other half-brothers & half-sisters of my grandfather, William Marshall Burns.

It is likely that descendants exist in the Galena / Joplin area of the Brown family - from Orley's subsequent marriages.

Topic: Chapman/Martin
From: Michelle Storye
Date: Monday, April 02, 2001 08:05 PM

I am trying to find information on my great grandfather. His name was George Washington Martin. He had a sister named Ollie Chapman. She lived in Columbus, KS. Ollie had 2 daughters named Bonnie and Goldie. I know nothing else. I am hoping that if I can find information on her I can find information on George. So anything would be great. Thanks!


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