Cherokee County Kansas Queries


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Queries January - March 2003

Archer, Bakers, Blankenship, Carriger, CARTWRIGHT, County Home, DeGRAFFENREID, dennis, DOCKSTADER, Drane, Dunnigan, Dutton, Finley, FOWLER, howell, Hudson, King, Kinkade, Kirk, laudett, McMullen, MC INTYRE, Mercer, Moss, O'Reagan, Omeck, Parker, Sarels, SMITTLE, Tinney, Vanduker, WILBER, Wooten

Topic: dennis family
From: jon dennis
Date: Saturday, March 22, 2003 02:36 PM

looking for family that lived in Galena in the 1880's.

Jerome Dennis begat 2 sons (twins) Claude Nelson Dennis and Clinton James Dennis (May 6 1889). Jerome (a miner) died there sometime around 1894 (date unknown). Wife remarried and bore Frank Hainline.

Topic: Marriage of Isabella FOWLER b. 1850 MO
From: Charlene Sparks
Date: Saturday, March 15, 2003 12:40 AM

I am seeking the marriage of Isabella FOWLER who was born 1850 in MO to John C. Fowler and Olivia Heath Fowler. John & Olivia Heath were in the next county over, in Newton Co., Granby Twp. MO in 1870 but Isabella was not with them so I assume she had married or died. I have not located her sister, Ellen Fowler Lewis (b. 1843 MO) who had married Cornelius Lewis in 1861 in Collin Co. TX.

This family moved all the time but seemed to stay together and I would really like to locate these two girls and I thought they may be in the next county from their parents. Any help would be really appreciated.


From: Maxine Smittle
Date: Thursday, March 20, 2003 03:00 PM

I am looking for the following surnames:


Topic: Archer/Sarels
From: Diane Archer
Date: Friday, March 14, 2003 06:17 PM

Looking for any information on Roy Archer, married Mary Elizabeth Sarels in Galena, KS in approximately 1905. They had 3 children while living in Galena; Trula, Viola and Burl. In 1909 the went by covered wagon to Miami, OK. Anyone having any information please contact me.


From: Charles Archer
Date: Thursday, April 24, 2003 02:55 PM

I am not familiar with Roy Archer but I did have family in Galena at that same time. James T Archer lived till 1904 on a farm outside of town and his grandson/my grandfather George Archer was born to Sam and Missouri Archer in 1901 in a house on Main street in Galena Kansas.

Topic: Joseph Omeck
From: Linda Shanks
Date: Saturday, April 19, 2003 10:27 PM
Originally Posted 9-Mar-2003 00:09

I'm searching for relatives of my dad, Stanley Planker. His parents were Joseph Omeck and Matilda Crouch. My dad was adopted by his aunt and took the Planker name. He was born in West Mineral. When he applied for his ssn his parents were listed as Joseph Planker and Matilda Yanko. I know he had a brother Joe Omeck and a sister Sophie. (I think Joe has a daughter in Pittsburgh) He also talked of a sister named Fannie. This is all I know about my father's family. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Topic: Drane Family
From: Betty VanLeer
Date: Saturday, March 08, 2003 07:02 AM

Looking for the family of Alvin Drane listed in the 1880 Kansas Census. Father was James A., Mother was Mary Gilbert Drane from Rossville, Illinois. Alvin b.1874 in Kansas. Parents lived in Coffeyville, Montgomery Co.
Please e-mail

Topic: Moss, Information on my Grandfather
From: James Moss
Date: Wednesday, March 05, 2003 10:24 AM

I am looking for information on my grandfather,he was a miner in Galena Kansas.His name was Ira Moss and his nickname was "Buck"
I never met him,he died before i was born.I am trying to trace my history and any information would be great.
James Moss

Topic: Bakers and Kings
From: Mary Iseli
Date: Friday, February 28, 2003 02:22 PM

I am looking for Kings and Bakers that lived in Cherokee County Ks.
A dughter married a Jack Ingalls in Baxter Springs. Louis Baker brother of Mrs. Jack Ingalls died in Ca in 1938.

Topic: looking for any info on john howell or any laudett
From: mary sargent
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2003 05:55 PM

Im looking for any info on John Howell and Martha Foster [ my great grand parents also ] any info on any body surname Laudette John died about from 1887 to 1900 also my grand father Marquis Laudette 1914 TO 1915 BOTH FROM GELENA KS AREA IF POSSIBLE WOULD SOMBODY PLEASE DO LOOK UP FOR ME MARQUIS LAUDETTE WAS MARRIED TO OLLIE HOWELL [ LAUDETTE ] ANY THING WOULD HELP PLEASE MARY

Topic: Frank&Philiphine Vanduker
From: Lorraine Cutlip
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2003 05:20 PM

I would like to thank the Kansas Genealogy Query, i have found my grandparents graves at Hosey Hill Cemetery and have been in contact with some of the family i never knew.Thank you you have been very helpful and i appreciate this site. Lorraine A.Cutlip

Topic: John Wooten Susan Hudson
From: David Walz
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2003 09:40 PM

I am looking for information on the following people in my genealogy;
John Wooten Birth Sept 30 1854 in Illinois
Susan V Hudson Birth 1860 in Illinois
Married in Cherokee, Kansas December 27 1874
1880 Census for these two are living in Pleasant View, Cherokee, Kansas.
I am looking for any information on these two I would be most grateful.

David Walz

Topic: trying to locate the name Truelove Tinney 1860's
From: Richard N Tinney
Date: Sunday, March 02, 2003 04:22 PM
Originally Posted 18-Feb-2003 12:49

Wife Mary Ann Boyle, birth 1832.Married in Canada, children,William(Billy)Herbert/Mary,Elizabeth/Nancy,Jane/Jane,Vina/Lydia/Sara/Eva,Vanetta/Katie,Lucinda/Nellia/Andrew,LTinney My Grandfather,and last Walter,Raymond Tinney All were born in Quebec,Canada.'m kind of sure

From: John Shaffer
Date: Monday, March 03, 2003 12:49 PM

Found a Prulove L. Tinney in 1880 Census for Solomon, Cloud Co. Kansas. His age is 48, born in Canada.
Wife is Mary A. age is 48, born in Can.
None of the kids are the same names.
They have six kids, five are girls.

From: Richard N Tinney
Date: Tuesday, March 04, 2003 07:55 AM

thank you it's very close I will check it out .Nick

From: Richard N Tinney
Date: Friday, March 14, 2003 12:55 PM

John, unable to locate solomon cloud co. ks. for pruelove tinney the first boy died young then allot of girls

Topic: Lewellyn Family
From: Denver Davis
Date: Sunday, February 16, 2003 02:49 PM

I'm trying to find information on my grandmother's, father's side of the family, so that would be my great-grandfather. He lived in Galena, name was William Clifford Lewellyn, his fathers name was Oscar Hamilton Lewellyn, born: December 28, 1882 in Missouri, died: March 18, 1933. And he had a brother named William Columbus Lewellyn, born in 1883, and died in July 1904. That's all we know about that side of the family, and the only records of any Lewellyns I've been able to find have all turned up in Miami County. Can anyone help? Thanks!

Topic: Roswell Morgan
From: Kathy Gire
Date: Sunday, February 09, 2003 10:17 PM

I am searching for a burial site for ROSWELL HUNT MORGAN, who died in Lyon Township, Cherokee County, Kansas, in 1881. He was survived by his wife, Sophia Wilson Morgan.
She left the area following his death and removed to Savannah, Missouri.

I am hoping someone knows where Roswell, my great, great grandfather, is buried. It is unlikely that Sophia is with him as she went to live with a daughter after his death.


Topic: Daniel W. & Sarah E. WAGNER Dugan
From: James Pinkey
Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2003 08:08 PM
Originally Posted 6-Feb-2003 01:15

If possible, I would like information as to when and where Daniel Wesley and Sarah E. Dugan were buried. They are my GGGrandparents and were married in Phelps Co., MO on 06 July 1871. They were listed in the 1920 and 1930 U. S. Federal Census, Kansas, Cherokee Co., other townships-Columbus. They celebrated their 63rd Wedding Anniversary on 06 July 1934. Daniel Wesley Dugan was said to have been age 85 and Sarah E. WAGNER Dugan was said to have been age 82. I believe this took place in the area of which was described above in the 1920 and 1930 Census. Their Daughter, Julia Lavina Dugan was my Great Grandmother on my mothers side of my family. Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated.

Topic: Mercers
From: Kim elkins
Date: Wednesday, February 05, 2003 12:54 AM

I am looking for the Mercers in and around Columbus Kansas. They are the Charles Jacob (Jacob Charles Mercer) and Maria Kirk Mercer.. I have lots of Pictures and know that they were there because my Dad told me so. Please anyone with info please mail me
Thanks Kim Mercer Elkins

Topic: Magers of Cherokee County
From: Jennifer Magers
Date: Friday, January 31, 2003 02:25 PM

I am looking for any information on my great grandfather Stewart Baum Magers's family. Stewart was born on February 11, 1901 in Weir. His parents were John William Magers and Francis Virginia Baum. John was born in Ohio abt. 1861. A relative told me that John died in 1935 in Weir.
Any information anyone may have is appreciated.

Jen Magers

Topic: Charles Raines
From: Anonymous
Date: Thursday, January 23, 2003 02:32 PM

I am trying to find out information about my great or great, great grandfather. His name was Charles Raines and he was sheriff of Cherokee County, Ks in 1902. I would like to find out is wife's name and get a copy of their birth certificate and marriage certificate. I believe he lived in Galena. Thanks. Patti Sheble

From: diane walker
Date: Friday, March 07, 2003 04:22 PM

I have a Charles Raines married to Estella Shelton in my line of family from Cherokee Co. Estella's sister Lola Shelton was my great-grandmother. She was married to Willis Ryan. Is this the Charles Raines you are searching info on? I don't have a thing on him, but the Sheltons are pretty well documented.

Topic: clevenger
From: Nelle Stakely
Date: Thursday, January 23, 2003 08:54 AM

I am interested in finding any information on Eliza Clevenger Garrison who was living in Cherokee County, Kansas in 1908. She is my GGgrandmother through her daughter, Flora Garrison. Any information would be helpful. Thanks, Jo Stakely

Topic: Blankenship. Carriger, Dutton and Kinkade
From: Donald McAllister
Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 03:40 PM

Am researching my wifes family. The names include Blankenship. Carriger, Dutton and Kinkade for starters.
Any one who wishes is welcome to contact me.

Don McAllister

From: Marilyn J Watkins
Date: Thursday, January 23, 2003 09:41 AM

My Mother's maiden name is Blankenship. She is from KCK area.

You can contact her at
Mj Watkins

From: Donald McAllister
Date: Thursday, January 23, 2003 08:25 PM

thanks for your info MJ.

From: Donald McAllister
Date: Friday, February 21, 2003 02:30 PM

Does anyone have an idea where the name Carriger originate???? Some say Germany, I thought British or border Scotts.

Topic: Cherokee County Home
From: Jennifer Magers
Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 02:34 PM

Hello everyone. I am hoping someone can help me. I am looking for information on the Cherokee County Home. I was wondering what kind of facility it was (a hospital, nursing home, mental institution, etc.) and if it is still open?
I have a picture book from my great grandmother. I am trying to figure out who some of the people were in the book. The book contains pictures that were taken at the Home in the early 1930's. One of my relatives may have lived at this home. I am hoping to find records from the Home that may help me in my search. Any information is appreciated.

Thank You,
Jen Magers

From: Marilyn J Watkins
Date: Thursday, January 23, 2003 10:04 AM

My husband says it was the county poor farm. It was a home for the poor old people at that time. mj Watkins

From: Jennifer Magers
Date: Thursday, January 23, 2003 09:14 PM

Thank you Marilyn. Would you or your husband know where it was located?

Thanks again.
Jen Magers

Topic: Kirks and Mercers
From: Kim elkins
Date: Monday, January 20, 2003 01:33 AM

I have info on the Kirks of William Riely and Anna E Taylor Kirk .My grandmother kept a bible and it has a lot of info in it. I have pictures and have copied things from her bible .

Kim Mercer Elkins

Topic: O'Reagan
From: mary ann anderson
Date: Monday, January 20, 2003 08:07 PM

Looking for information on the Patrick O'Reagan Family in
Cherokee County-Neosho township owned farm section 17 township34 range22 around 1890

From: Sharon Thornton Date: Thursday, August 14, 2003 05:30 PM
Was his wife a school teacher in the Richland Township in the 1900's ? Was her name Rose Kennedy O'Reagan ?
Sharon Thornton

Topic: Finley / Alien Abduction
From: Darlene Platt
Date: Thursday, January 16, 2003 08:18 PM

Help, my relatives are missing!
Found in 1850 Greene County, Illinois census
Found 1860 Maucopin County, Illinois census
Found 1868 Montgomery County, Illinois marriage

William N. Finley m: Sarildia E. Wisdom August 12, 1868. I know they were in the St. Louis area in 1875, that is where my grandmother was born. She had a sister named Luella M. Finley born in Illinois in 1869, location unkown, and a brother named Oliver, born @1873, location unknown.
Sarildia E. Wisdom (aka: Zerilda E.; aka Jerilda E.) died in 1877, location unknown.
William has his aka's also; Findley and Finly. He served in the Civil War and enlisted in Montgomery County, Illinois.

William Finly is on the 1880 Cherokee County census with new wife Fada. (Maiden name?) Trying to locate birth and deaths. William died in 1882, but no death record has been found or location of his burial or of Sarildia. Where and when did he marry Fada?

Anyone who can help solve this abduction of my ancestors would be greatly appreciated.


Topic: Dunnigan
From: margaret dunnigan
Date: Wednesday, January 08, 2003 03:33 PM

We are searching for more information about my husband's great grandparents who are buried in St. Bridget's Cemetary-Scammon. They are Thomas and Margaret Dunnigan. We are going to Ireland last week in January and want to seek out heritage while there. They are immigrants and wonder if Church has more information about them, i.e., where they lived, other relatives who may have come with them, etc. thanks so much. E-mail is or Tom and Margaret Dunnigan (ironic isn't it, great grandson and wife have same names!!!)

Topic: McMullen and Parker families
From: Beverley Shackelford
Date: Sunday, January 05, 2003 02:29 PM

Searching for information on the following family who livd in Cherokee County:

William McMullen b. Oct 1865 in Kansas - listed in 1930 census in Cherokee Co.
Lillie E. Frazier McMullen, b. Sep 1867 in Iowa, died between 1902-1910.

their children:
1. Anna McMullen b. Aug 1887 in IndianTerritory/Oklahoma. She married Lloyd Parker b. c 1885. Their children:
1. Carl Parker b. c 1909
2. Lucille N. Parker b. c 1912
3. Theodore M. Parker b. c 1916
(Note: The Parker family was listed in the 1910 and 1920 census reports in Cherokee Co.)
2.Oscar M. McMullen b. 5 Dec 1889 - died Dec 1982, SS Death index shows last address in Cherokee Co.
3. Rosie E. McMullen b. Dec 1891.
4. Everett McMullen b. 12 Aug 1895 - died Dec 1985; SS Death index shows last address Columbus, Cherokee Co.
5. Flora M. McMullen b. Oct 1898
6. David McMullen b. c 1902.
I would appreciate any information about this family.
Beverley - email:

Topic: Almira 'Minnie' (WILBER) MC INTYRE
From: Jannette Thomas
Date: Saturday, January 04, 2003 12:41 AM

Almira "Minnie" (WILBER) MC INTYRE died 6 Aug 1918 in Scammon, KS. I am hoping to find out where she is buried. If anyone can help locate the cemetery where she is buried it would be appreciated.


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