Cherokee County Kansas Queries


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Queries June 2001

Bruce, Cawyer, Fegan, ?Fly Creek Cemetery, Fry, Gentry, Goff, Hamilton, Hess, Hilsabeck, Lawson, Lehman, Lyons, McCool, Mills, Moudy, Parvin, Powers, Rice, Robinson, Smith, Swinney, Taylor, Thompson, Thornburg, Vance, Walthall, ?Weir, Kansas cemeteries, Wilson

Topic: Hamilton family
From: Jackie Greene
Date: Friday, June 29, 2001 03:46 PM

My grandmother was Emma Louise Hamilton, born in Weir, Kansas. Her mother was Emma Louise Shaw, father Andrew Hamilton. I am looking for information about the Shaw side of the family.

Topic: Fly Creek Cemetery
From: Lorelei Fox
Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2001 09:03 AM

I am new to genealogy searching so I need any/all the help or suggestions I can get. I've hit the proverbial stone wall! I cannot seem to locate this cemetery. We believe GG grandparents are interned there. Their names are Meredith Hayward d.1920 and his 2nd wife (not sure if they were even married) Catherine Campbell Hayward. Can't find this cemetery listed anywhere!

Topic: Fegan, Gentry
From: Katherine Long
Date: Saturday, June 23, 2001 01:01 PM

I found a record on of a marriage of Henry T. Fegan and Anna C. Gentry in 1888 or 89. He may have been my grandfather, though she was not my grandmother. I think this may be an earlier marriage, which produced a daughter. I have only recently learned of this aunt's existence and do not know if she married, had children, etc., before she died, probably in the 1920's.

From: Barbara Holzrichter
Date: Friday, June 15, 2001 09:05 PM

I have an old obit for F. A. Walthall dated April 24, no year but He was 79 years old and I think he was born in 1850 so it was probably 1929. He had been a janitor at he Spring Grove School and lived at 1621 Main Street. Can anyone help me with the exact year so I can try to find a death certificate. I an trying to find the maiden name of his mother. She would have been my great-great-grandmother.

From: Joseph Hilsabeck
Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2001 08:04 PM

Looking for 1900 and 1920 Galena, Cherokee Co., KS listing for Charles F. Rice (1900) and Steven A. Lyons (1920). Would like family listings for both. In each census Margaret Hilsabeck was listed as living with these her s-i-l. Any help appreciated. Thank you.

Topic: Weir, Kansas cemeteries
From: Bill Stotts
Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2001 03:52 PM

We are trying to locate burial site for a relative, Cornelius Enright,d. Apr 13, 1941, who is reportedly buried in Wear. We do not know if the site is in the St. Anthony or the Hosey Hill Cemetery. Does anyone know if an index or directory exists for either one of these cemeteries?

Bill K. Stotts, email,

Topic: Gertrude Lillie Swinney b. 01/03/1901
From: John Morningstar
Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2001 12:48 PM

I am searching for information on Gertrude Lillie Swinney (b. 01/03/1901 in Cherokee County, Columbus, Kansas) Her parents were Preston Bryan Swinney and Perle Clare Swinney (Reinhardt; maiden name). Gertrude Lillie Swinney had two brothers who were twins, a Klaude Swinney and a Karl P Swinney, as well as one sister named Edna Mae Swinney. Any information during their stay in Kansas would be appreciated.

Topic: Ina Jane Cawyer
From: Darlene J. Watkins
Date: Friday, June 08, 2001 05:40 PM

I am researching my Grandmother's Family History and would appreciate any data you might have on her. She was born in Litchfield, Cherokee, KS and Married George Benjamin Page in Carthage, Jasper, MO. Thank You.

Darlene Jane Page Watkins

Topic: POWERS, Adeline died Galena,KS 1883
From: Leigh Willoughby
Date: Tuesday, June 05, 2001 05:33 AM

Seeking ancestry of Adeline Powers died Galena Kansas Cherokee Co 22 April 1883. Married to Samuel S. Warner. Both buried in Oakhill cemetery in Galena.

From: Glenda Stadley
Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2001 11:05 AM

Did Adeline have three brothers or sons names Mace (ME), James,and Willis Powers? =0)Glenda Vance Stadley

Topic: Vance, Mills, Hess, Goff, Lawson, McCool
From: Glenda Stadley
Date: Monday, June 04, 2001 05:32 PM

I am looking for relatives/information on Viola Susan (Mills) Vance, living in Galena from about 1911-1953. Also searching for family info on Albert Clinton Goff and his wife Lily Mae (Lawson), Lily's maternal grandmother Tennessee McCool. I am related to Mullens, Pike, Murray, Merrill, Goff, Hess, Vance's of Baxter Springs, Lowell, Galena areas and ? of Cherokee County. Thank You Glenda

Topic: Benjamin R. Bruce died 1905 Frankin KS.
From: Talma Klaassen
Date: Monday, June 04, 2001 04:01 PM

Request more info on Benjamin. R. Bruce who died Franklin KS Oct 7, 1905 . Talma Klaassen

From: Erik Beene
Date: Monday, June 04, 2001 03:33 PM

I'm searching for one of my ancestor named AMANDA WILSON. She lived in the Galena area about 1900. She died prior to 1930. She was married to JAMES WEBB. The couple had two children.....Lida Pearl WEBB and ARTHUR WEBB. Lida was born 3 Sep 1894 in Cherokee Co. and Arthur was born 3 Feb 1904 probably in Cherokee Co. Do any of these names sound familiar? Any help would be appreciated! Keith Beene Murfreesboro, TN

Topic: Moudy
From: Rita Robinson
Date: Sunday, June 03, 2001 04:03 AM

I am interested in contacting Susan Rule who posted a message 6-16-98 about the family name MOUDY. I e-mailed her but my message was returned.

If anyone has information about John S. MOUDY or Mahala A.MOUDY I am very interested. I believe they are the parents of my great grandmother Amy May MOUDY (Crooks).

I am also trying to track the surname CROOKS in Missouri.

Topic: Smith,Robinson,Fry
From: Judith Ann Fry Byars
Date: Friday, June 01, 2001 06:24 PM

Topic: Thornburg
From: Jennie Wright
Date: Friday, June 01, 2001 04:05 PM

Seeking information on Alexander Scott Thornburg,his wife Ruth Ann (Miller), and their family. They moved to Cherokee county before 1880. They were both from IN.

Topic: Taylor
From: Jennie Wright
Date: Friday, June 01, 2001 04:03 PM

Seeking more information on Lemuel D. Taylor, his son Lemuel C. Taylor and any other relations to this Taylor family. They were in Cherokee county about 1870. Lemuel D. was in the Civil War. Lemuel C. Taylor's children were born in Melrose. My grandmother listed that location in her bible. Her name was Anna Mae Taylor, born 1894. The Lemuel C. Taylor family moved to Labette County. Not sure of the exact year.

From: Jerry Thomas
Date: Friday, June 01, 2001 11:18 AM

Elam B. PARVIN, born in New Jersey in 1809, married Mary E. THOMPSON in Joplin when he was 65. He already had several children. Mary E. THOMPSON PARVIN and Elam B. PARVIN had two sons and a daughter. Their older son, Isaac N. PARVIN, was born in Crestline in 1876. When his mother died (1885) he went to live with his uncle, David THOMPSON in Crestline.

Isaac Newton PARVIN married Joye Belle LEHMAN in 1900. They lived in Columbus. They had four daughters and a son. Their oldest daughter, Mary PARVIN THOMAS, is my mother.

I am seeking information about the ancestors of Joye Belle LEHMAN and Mary E. THOMPSON

I have traced the PARVIN family back to John PARVIN, born in Yorkshire, 1604. Any help with LEHMANs and THOMPSONs will be appreciated.



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